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by Microscopic cog
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What does XKCD stand for?
Replies: 31
Views: 7539

Re: What does XKCD stand for?

Deva wrote:Stands for Dinosaur Equality, Degrees of Freedom, and Romantic Democracy. Imports baked goods. Exports staples.


made me wonder who makes and exports the most staples, googling didn't help me much. [via vague search terms] Anyone got any leads?
by Microscopic cog
Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What does XKCD stand for?
Replies: 31
Views: 7539

Re: What does XKCD stand for?

XKCD about page on the front page wrote: What does XKCD stand for?

It's not actually an acronym. It's just a word with no phonetic pronunciation -- a treasured and carefully-guarded point in the space of four-character strings.



edited for haha penis... pffft
by Microscopic cog
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:27 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Help me find good French music
Replies: 12
Views: 4317

Re: Help me find good French music

there's some amazing french music from the past century, if you're into oldies. Stuff like Edith Piaf, Michel Fugain and Jacques Bruel. if you're a metal guy you could try Deathspell Omega but it's kinda hard to understand what they're saying. I sometimes can't tell the difference when they sing fre...
by Microscopic cog
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 152247

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Not that I disagree with you, but the reason why people like the books they vote for has nothing to do with it. It's a list of favourite books, nothing else.
by Microscopic cog
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6342265

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I remember reading through the Georges a few years ago. They were funny, but George probably had a learning disability similar to/different from dyslexia. That plus inadequate job knowledge made for the borderline-comprehensible tickets. Yeah agreed. It seems that he has more of a problem putting t...
by Microscopic cog
Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 452
Views: 161123

Re: Song Identification!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgtYh5X1cc0 is the closest I got. Daniel Amos - Doppelganger.

has the old fashioned singing, repetition, and is kind of minimal. Not really getting a bjork/enya vibe but oh well. Worth a shot.
by Microscopic cog
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2186
Views: 304184

Re: Diablo III

Yeah that's the secret cowpony level. There are some vids on youtube and all. Apparently they're nightmare lvl mobs or something but you can acces them in normal. Or something like that, not sure.
by Microscopic cog
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5119
Views: 714108

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

That pigeon site is amazing!

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by Microscopic cog
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2523978

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I guess most people keep nagging because a lot of people aren't able to stand their ground and will say yes eventually.
by Microscopic cog
Thu May 24, 2012 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2186
Views: 304184

Re: Diablo III

without sacrificing much depth or game mechanics. That's where I disagree and why I am not buying this game yet (waiting for price drop + expansion to fix some of the flaws). What game depth is sacrificed in D3? Maybe it would be a good idea to not have this discussion again. Yeah, I'm totally down...
by Microscopic cog
Thu May 24, 2012 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2186
Views: 304184

Re: Diablo III

I wonder why that defaults to off? Seems like important information to have. In case you haven't noticed, the game is designed for idiots or people new to gaming. You wouldn't want to overwhelm them with numbers . Make fun of me all you want, but I actually love how Blizzard makes their games acces...
by Microscopic cog
Sun May 20, 2012 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2186
Views: 304184

Re: Diablo III

Act2, woo. Playing alone is really boring, so if anyone wants to add me, it's celery1415. Level 18 demon hunter. Wanted to PM you, but for some reason I get the error "The requested users to be added does not exist", so I'm just putting it down here hoping you'll see it. Anyway, I (garlyt...
by Microscopic cog
Fri May 18, 2012 9:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13192
Views: 1215664

Re: Today I Learned

Weird how there are so many born in the summer and autumn, meaning that most people have sex in the winter and spring. I' expected more sex in the summer and then more babies during the spring.
by Microscopic cog
Thu May 17, 2012 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Spambot needs a haircut!
Replies: 9
Views: 2832

Re: Spambot needs a haircut!

Yeah, it need to be a bit fuller. With some flair. In a way that says that you're completely oblivious to your handsomeness.

I'd say go for the Captain America look, let it grow out a bit, then comb the front to one side, dump some gel in it and use some hair spray. Should be fine.
by Microscopic cog
Thu May 17, 2012 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: God help me, I like Skrillex
Replies: 8
Views: 4643

Re: God help me, I like Skrillex

Also, does liking Skrillex mean I lose any credibility as a metalhead :wink: ? Who cares? :P This, basically. Disregard other people's (and yours) overly strong, unsolicited opinions on music and acquire fun times! Like Dthen said, Skrillex really has his own sound. Because dubstep is a relatively ...
by Microscopic cog
Tue May 15, 2012 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I find reading boring. Please hear me out.
Replies: 43
Views: 47073

Re: I find reading boring. Please hear me out.

Felstaff wrote:Books are the voices of dead men. Who doesn't want to hear what a dead man has to say?


This pretty much. I like books mainly 'cause they give me an idea what the author is like. It's like knowing someone really well without ever talking to them.
by Microscopic cog
Mon May 14, 2012 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 452
Views: 161123

Re: Song Identification!

Yeah, that's why I put it in quotation marks to search for exact results, not just results containing those words, since the lyrics in The Leftovers' song are a little bit different.

Anyway, enjoy!
by Microscopic cog
Mon May 14, 2012 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 452
Views: 161123

Re: Song Identification!

Richard Berry & The Dreamers - The Big Break

Not an expert, but lucky googling results. ( "Run, run real fast" used as search term. )
by Microscopic cog
Tue May 08, 2012 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6342265

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Working on it. Succes not guaranteed.
by Microscopic cog
Tue May 08, 2012 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6342265

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Zarq wrote:Man, I wish there was a moving Lurch avatar.


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by Microscopic cog
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Is Music Mathematical or Abstract?
Replies: 31
Views: 10308

Re: Is Music Mathematical or Abstract?

At some level, can mathematics be seen as "abstract"? If you don't think some equations or math concepts are inexplicably beautiful, that probably just means you haven't advanced far enough in math. So what does it mean for something to be "abstract"? I honestly don't know. If i...
by Microscopic cog
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where Is Your Source For New Music?
Replies: 29
Views: 46936

Re: Where Is Your Source For New Music?

Friends mainly. I frequent sites too: - Metalsucks for regular metal (but mainly for fun, not that much into metal) - Stuff You Will Hate satirical youth culture site, but lots of posts about fun/weird music. - Last.fm Only rec's more of the same stuff so not that usefull, but discovered some fun st...
by Microscopic cog
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 483580

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

I started the Battle of Whiterun quest at Windhelm, then something weird happened to Alea who, in retrospect, unfollowed me because of the quest. Either way, she wandered of and I followed her, to see where she was going. Her destination turned out to be Jorvaskr, but by the time we got near Whiteru...
by Microscopic cog
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: 2012 in music
Replies: 58
Views: 33377

Re: 2012 in music

freakish777 wrote:The Glitch Mob worked on an album last summer, I would imagine it's coming out some time this year.



fdshfjsdfhdsgjfhsdfjkdjkfaklsjfnsklajniHAD NO IDEA

So excited!
by Microscopic cog
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What do I call this and how do I get more?
Replies: 35
Views: 27745

Re: What do I call this and how do I get more?

Sounds like you want some more dubsteppy stuff. A friend of mine made this , might be what you're looking for. Trance mixed with dubstep and has Morgan Freeman samples. Sounds quite similar to that Knife Party song. Does not have the gritty badassery, but neither did that Koan and Knife Party song, ...
by Microscopic cog
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Praat
Replies: 13
Views: 13227

Re: Praat

Hey just necro-ing to share a funny encounter at the University of Amsterdam. I was attending the orientation day for Language Science, and there were a couple of teachers talking about the course, and what they did there. One of them came from a physics education but somehow ended up working with s...
by Microscopic cog
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What do I call this and how do I get more?
Replies: 35
Views: 27745

Re: What do I call this and how do I get more?

The Glitch Mob has some great electronic music, similar to this. I'm just gonna rec gnarly electronic music. Noisia (ft Amon Tobin) Dutch DNB/glitchy (If you like Glitch, check out more of Amon Tobin, if you dig DNB check out more of Noisia) Celldweller Bit more atmospheric PrototypeRaptor Makes gr...
by Microscopic cog
Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Who still buys music?
Replies: 8
Views: 3310

Re: Who still buys music?

I (illegaly) download most of my music, and I'll usually buy my favourites on CD or vinyl.
by Microscopic cog
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 89499

Re: Metal

Winds is great, original stuff and well done. The drummer, Hellhammer, is in lots of sweet metal bands like Arcturus. Septic Flesh, Therion and Turisas are great too :D Some more related-ish stuff; -Professor Fate (Symphonic metal opera-ish) -Ulver (Weird but amazing) -Savatage (Awesome heavy metal)...
by Microscopic cog
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 89499

Re: Metal

Also, does any one have recos for bands that are similar to Orange Goblin? I'm not really familar with their material, but I know they're stoner rock/metal so I'll just rec some of that. - Red Fang (Besides being sweet, they also make hilarious videos) - Colour Haze (psychadelic stoner rock) - Elec...
by Microscopic cog
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2118855

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

icanus wrote:My first ever driving lesson begins in about half an hour. I'm terrified.


I felt the same, but it turned out to be great! I'm still nervous but it's a blast at the same time.
by Microscopic cog
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 483580

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

The only instance where I had a similar thing going on was when I ran into some random hostile goats, and only a bit up ahead I ran into the Spriggan that had possesed them.

So you might've encountered that, but missed the Spriggan.
by Microscopic cog
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 483580

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

You also have to cast that ward in the practice lesson. It actually was quite tricky, because I could only hold it up for a really short time, so I had to time it right.
by Microscopic cog
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Social experiment
Replies: 13
Views: 2179

Re: Social experiment

Sure, I'm from the Netherlands.
by Microscopic cog
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I don't understand the appeal of watching sports
Replies: 49
Views: 6680

Re: I don't understand the appeal of watching sports

Nevermind. Aww.. and I was all ready to rebut (hehehehe.. re butt.) your arguments, and I hit quote and just see "Nevermind" I has a sad now. I'm sorry, I just kept thinking it over and over and over and it kept making less sense every time so I edited it. Edit: Al though Rigwarl's post m...
by Microscopic cog
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6342265

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Somehow,

Spoiler:
Face.
by Microscopic cog
Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 452
Views: 161123

Re: Song Identification!

AngrySquirrel wrote:Can anyone tell me what the piece of music used in this video is?


It seems to be a modern remix/interpetation of this. Sadly, I can't find anything about this modern version with drums. :(
by Microscopic cog
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6342265

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

First driving lessons in a minute. I was pretty excited all week but now I'm really nervous.

Emotions: :D :| :cry: :?:

Edit: It went really well, yay.
by Microscopic cog
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 483580

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

Yeah, turns out dragging dead bodies of people you murdered just out of their LoS is cool too.

And so is making a huge corpse pile of them.

Spoiler:
But if you stand on top of that pile, and eat the corpses, it's not cool anymore.

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