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Twitch streamer plays Fall Guys using jelly beans as controller

Published: 1/Aug/2020 20:28

by Theo Salaun

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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has various flavors of gameplay, a bright, colorful aesthetic, and lets 100 jelly bean characters duke it out in a mini-game battle royale. Fittingly, they dared streamer, Rudeism, to play the game using literal candy and he somehow obliged.

Some guys fall, some guys knock, some guys use capacitive touch sensors and turn 11 jelly beans into a controller so that they can knock other guys until they fall. Using a Makey Makey kit, New Zealand-based Twitch streamer Rudeism has enlisted the help of colorful beans to help him defeat other colorful beans.

In Fall Guys, players dress one jelly bean-esque character up and then duel it out against 99 other outfitted candies in a series of mini games to be the last remaining one standing. In a more literal take on BR than many others, standing is a legitimate point of emphasis in the title as the primary mechanics for jousting are simply bumping into one another, tugging on one another, and conversely using goofy mobility to avoid enemy aggression.

There are no guns in this game, just silly little costumed beans bumping into each other in a sea of obstacles, atop an actual sea that spells imminent doom. It’s like the iconic 2008 television obstacle show, Wipeout, but in a cute cartoon world that belies its true competitive nature.

As for how Rudeism is able to turn his beans into a controller, he explained that they are glued to the table and attached with touch sensors that are then wired to a circuit board, which designates inputs for each one. This essentially turns each bean into a keyboard’s key, enabling him to easily play the game once a fear of sticky fingers is overcome.

He has four beans for character movement, four for directional facing, and three for jump, dive, and grab. If you want to copy that technique, or think you can improve upon it, the options are limitless and you might not need a beta access code for Fall Guys for much longer. The game is slated to release on August 4 for both Playstation 4 and PC through Steam.

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What is Laundry Stripping? The bizarre new trend taking TikTok by storm

Published: 29/Oct/2020 22:59

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok is home to a slew of viral trends, having birthed everything from the ‘Savage’ dance to tasty hacks for your morning coffee — and now, users are sharing a seriously satisfying way to do your laundry.

It’s called “laundry stripping,” and it’s more than just a wash cycle on “perm press.” While this method of cleaning linens and towels has been around for a while, it seems to have just caught on to TikTok, and it has become all the rage among its users.

What is laundry stripping?

Laundry stripping refers to a method of cleaning fabrics, which requires combining a few key ingredients in a bathtub or other large container and leaving it to sit for several hours, while making sure to stir it every so often (not unlike a good stew or sauce).

The most satisfying part about laundry stripping is getting to see how much dirt and grime have separated from the linens into the water — something we usually don’t see in the days of washing machines.

How to strip your laundry

It’s not as sexy as it sounds. For those wanting to try the viral cleaning method, they’ll need:

  • Borax
  • Powdered laundry detergent
  • Washing soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • And a bathtub!

In essence, all you’ll need to do is combine the ingredients in hot water and leave your towels or linens in the mixture to soak for four to five hours, although the exact time varies from TikTok to TikTok. According to Taste of Home’s Erica Young, the exact recipe is:

“Add one part Borax, one part washing soda and two parts laundry detergent. For a bathtub, we recommend ¼ cup borax, ¼ cup washing soda and ½ cup detergent.”

@mack42kStriping our towels: they came up so much brighter and feel so nice ##foryou ##foryoupage ##fyp ##laundry ##laundrystriping ##cleaning ##cleaningszn♬ original sound – mackenzie

Is laundry stripping safe?

As told by Tide senior scientist Jennifer Ahoni in an interview with CNN earlier this year, no. Claiming that there are certainly less time-consuming and better methods to get your laundry clean, she also states that most of the “grime” we see in the bathtub is actually residue from leftover cleaning products — not dirt, as users have hoped.

@baxtermammaBack at it. Stripping laundry is my guilty pleasure ##laundrystriping ##handyhelper ##diy ##momlife ##fyp♬ Let’s Do It Again – J Boog

“I would not recommend that people do laundry stripping regularly,” she warned. “The hot water temperature can be damaging to fabrics and prematurely age them. It can also cause dye loss on some fabrics.”

Laundry stripping, if you do hope to try it, is best performed on hardy items like towels and sheets, rather than delicate materials like your favorite sweater or those lace doilies your grandma made.