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3DNes Lets You Play Nintendo Games in 3D (Sort Of)

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The NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) has stood the test of time. To this day, gamers frequently revisit the 33-year-old system's classic video games, whether it be on the console or an emulator. The great thing about emulators—besides the convenience of playing console games on a computer—is that you can alter how they're played. You can add ponies to Pokémon, or speed up Super Mario Sunshine. One new emulator called 3DNes makes the games look 3D, though probably not in the way you're imagining. Think less Super Mario Galaxy 2 and more like a paper diorama version of 3D. 

The program exploits the retro games' layering system. It identifies the layers and alters them based on shape and gradient. There's a number of videos on YouTube that show how it works on some of the more popular games. You can explore Mega Man or Super Mario Brothers 3 from a completely new angle that shows the platforms with real depth. The results aren't perfect—the game is a little buggy—but it's definitely effective visual software. 

You can try out the emulator here, but it will warn you that you need to run the program on Firefox for it to work. 

[h/t Geek]

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You Can Now Order Food Through Facebook
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After a bit of controversy over its way of aggregating news feeds and some questionable content censoring policies, it’s nice to have Facebook roll out a feature everyone can agree on: allowing you to order food without leaving the social media site.

According to a press release, Facebook says that the company decided to begin offering food delivery options after realizing that many of its users come to the social media hub to rate and discuss local eateries. Rather than hop from Facebook to the restaurant or a delivery service, you’ll be able to stay within the app and select from a menu of food choices. Just click “Order Food” from the Explore menu on a desktop interface or under the “More” option on Android or iOS devices. There, you’ll be presented with options that will accept takeout or delivery orders, as well as businesses participating with services like Delivery.com or EatStreet.

If you need to sign up and create an account with Delivery.com or Jimmy John’s, for example, you can do that without leaving Facebook. The feature is expected to be available nationally, effective immediately.

[h/t Forbes]

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The Seemingly Simple ‘Math’ Problem That Stumped the Internet
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If you’re a regular Mental Floss reader, you know that we love a good brain teaser. And the one below, which originated on Facebook and has been shared more than 150,000 times, is a great one to test just how sharp you are on a Friday evening at the end of a long workweek.

It’s a seemingly simple enough task: spot the error. Your time starts now…

We’ll give you a minute …

And a little space for you to scroll down to find the answer …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you figure it out?

The “mistake” is that the word “mistake” is misspelled on the instruction sheet on the left. If you missed that completely, you’re not alone: the grid of numbers is what immediately grabs your attention.

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