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 The Weekly Gazette 06-16-2024
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(June 10 to June 16, 2024)

Welcome dear readers to the latest issue of the Weekly Gazette! Here in the Gazette, we give you the news in brief of what occurred in the past week as well as provide any news happening in Save-Point itself

Official Area
Announcements and Updates
Near the end of the week, DerVVulfman proclaimed that he had Recovered PK8 Early Self-Scripts. Material he worked on before the release of his Self Data Suite, these scripts were the basis for his 2012 work. Roughly a dozen scripts, all were written in 2009 before the forum even rebranded.

General Chat
If seeing a greeting post go poof was What's on your mind, DerVVulfman wanted to let them know that the poster violated one of the membership requirements.

Users of Photoshop became livid the moment ADOBE'S NEW TOS were unveiled. No ability to opt-out, you would be foreced to grant them full access to your work, much of the terms suggesting AI training and no ability to make proprietary content. After such backlas, Adobe responded that their lawyers were going to re-review the terms and that said terms would be revised within a week. However, whatever trust people had with Adobe had suffered.

This week's News of the World focused upon France where President Macron dissolved the nation' Parliament last week and called for Snap Elections, now refusing to resign despite the growing Conservative movement in Europe. As a result Le Pen's right-wing movement grew, this amidst condemnation of the so-called "Native French" by Macron supporter Jean-Luc Mélenchon. The gun case against Hunter Biden returned with a guilty verdict on all three charges, this just before President Biden stated he would not pardon his son. However, the Trump campaign stated that this was merely a distraction of the $15 million the Biden family had received from adversarial nations like Russia, Kazakhstan and China. And for Trump, he received some vindication after a video of Nancy Pelosi surfaced. In it, she admits responsibility for not having the National Guard present on January 6, 2021, this confirming Trump's statements that he indeed requested their presence. Most of Europe and the U.S. is backing Ukraine in its war against the Russian aggression, more aid packages promised by Vice President Harris while Germany hosts a recovery conference for post-war rebuilding. However, Russia attempted to propose a cease fire, demanding Ukraine give up territory and never join NATO. In the Middle East, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) had been pausing action to allow Aid deliveries in Gaza from 8am to 7pm. Despite this, Palestinian sources made false claims that Israel's military was targeting the convoys. Of targeting, Pro-Palestinian protestors firebombed a building in the University of California Berkley campus, ISIS terrorists attempting to attack the Liberal Berlin Mosque in 2023 are having their day in court, and Houthi missiles fired on a Ukranian owned ship in the Gulf of Aden this week. Any nation has the right to control its border. And in California, over a ton of drugs were seized in the month of May alone. And recently 25 AK-styled rifles were confiscated, said guns destined for Mexican cartels. But it isn't just in the U.S. with border issues, Australia now contending with Chinese Nationals as its Border Force compelled a boat to return to their point of departure in Indonesia. New reports showing vegan plant-based fake meats now linked to heart disease, New Zealand reversing its plan to penalize farmers over cow flatulence, the U.S. DOJ's refusal to prosecute Contempt of Congress charges against Merrick Garland, Bolivian truckers preparing roadblocks for a strike over fuel shortages, and more this this week's news.
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Tech Talk
Added to the list of available Web Browsers this week was the one by DuckDuckGo. However, he also pulled his recommendation for the Seamonkey browser, citing lack of support.

Despite infiltration by Chinese Hackers of their software, Microsoft defends its relationship with China in front of the U.S.'s House Homeland Security Committee. Despite the 2017 law China passed demands full access to any content, Microsoft's president claims they have refused China's demand for full access to the servers in their nation. This hearing was the result of a scathing report in April that errors by Microsoft allowed China-Backed hackers to breach government eMails.

Counterfeits hit the News of the Cyberworld with both Amazon and Meta underfire as scammers flood their market with copycat listings. And now revealed, parts that Boeing had been using included titanium components from China whom falsified the specifications. Google is using its money to avoid another lawsuit, paying over $2 Million to cover damages from an AntiTrust case. And of lawsuits and payments, the state of Utah is suing China's TikTok over its 'TikTok LIVE' application and its use to let adult proposition minors. For Elon Musk, a bad week for lawsuits; he withdrawing his lawsuit against OpenAI while he is charged with Sexual Harassment the same week disastrous video footage of his self-driving car was revealed. Apple teaming up with AI, Russia's plan for the Russian-Chinese Base on the Moon, and more hit this week's cybernews.

Games Development
For most involved in games in the forum, they would know that game design is What's Up with Remi-chan's RM work, having finished and impemented her menu and showed a video which included over 180 events.After this, weather effects and optimization of certain features are her next target.

For anyone working on an RPGMaker MV project, you will be pleased to know that Hakuen Studio has released all of their MV Plugins for Free. A massive 97 Megabytes worth of content, there are plugins for font managers, jump systems, and even custom message system addons. The plug-ins are not apandoned, so tweaks and upgrades may be in the near future.

Material Development
DerVVulfman reported an arguably detailed report to kyonides regarding midi playback with the HiddenChest RGSS Player Executable. It wasn't long after that kyonides performed another update, adding some fixes to playback-ending features, and renaming private audio methods for compatability-sake. And then worked upon the latent 'pop' effect that DerVVulfman heard, apparently residual from a previously played midi track. DerVVulfman noted the pop was there, though significantly shorter in size. But then supplied a couple of map-event commands that can mask the pop, though it does so with a marginal 10-frame delay. Do note dear reader, the issue is only for those using midi music playback.

Scripts Database
For those working on an RPGMaker XP project and wanted to make their stock characters have a little touch of variety, the VARIABLE ENEMY HP & SP script by DerVVulfman may be the thing. This script allows game developers create enemies that have randomly generated HP rather than relying upon a fixed HP score from the database. Likewise, the enemy's SP score may also be randomly generated. Both a general random value and a D&D-styled dice rolled value may be generated.

Creativity Section
Art and Design
If you are impatient for the next new render, venture into [Thread-8230]Remi-chan's Neato Arty Thread[/Thread] to gaze upon the draft pencilwork for her next endeavor. A lost lamb of a lost land adrift and floating amidst a technological skyscape backdrop.

Well, that's it for this week.

"If Roosevelt were alive today, he'd turn over in his grave." - Samuel Goldwyn (1882-1974)


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