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by George Orr
Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Lyrics that really speak to you
Replies: 89
Views: 11385

Re: Lyrics that really speak to you

At night I make plans for a city laid down Like the hips of a girl on the spring covered ground Spirals and capitals like the twist of a script Streets named for heroes that could almost exist The fruit trees of Eden and the gardens that seem To float like the smoke from a lithium dream Cedar trees...
by George Orr
Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ikariam-xkcd Alliance-Join Today!
Replies: 358
Views: 28193

Re: Ikariam-xkcd Alliance TBA soon

I'll get in on this if space opens up on the server. Does anyone know if there's a specific time when inactive accounts are deleted, like they are in ogame? 'twould be good to know for registering.
by George Orr
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: If I don't understand it, it can't destroy my brain!
Replies: 37
Views: 5798

Re: If I don't understand it, it can't destroy my brain!

Ted Chiang's Understand , which I will link to in just a moment (well, really, I already copied the link down there but this text will appear above it so from your perspective it's like I'm just about to link to it), is a GREAT story that fits in perfectly with this thread's topic. The guy isn't ve...
by George Orr
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: OGame Alliance
Replies: 93
Views: 10355

Re: O game Alliance

Solar Satellites are worth very little except in the special case of graviton technology. I would say you should stick with solar plant until it becomes prohibitively expensive (I think around 20, but whatever), then start adding in fusion. Deuterium is produced relatively slowly, but there isn't m...
by George Orr
Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 252998

Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

I wrote this poem on a plane. I rather like it... Words to keep the dream alive The dream of flying Of wings and stars and sparks Tumbling from the universe’s pores One day you look, and It’s all in front of you, the unity Of it all If only the unity were something other than the night sky The charc...
by George Orr
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: OGame Alliance
Replies: 93
Views: 10355

Re: O game Alliance

What is this guy's name, anyways?

As to my fleet capacity, I only have a lot of small cargoes and a few large cargoes at this point, but I could probably have cruisers in a day or two...
by George Orr
Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: OGame Alliance
Replies: 93
Views: 10355

Re: O game Alliance

In universe 35, it is:

26.7 million metal a day
8.6 million crystal a day
2.8 million deut a day

All from mines.

I have:
2.074.138 points (Rank 45 of 5.018)

:D
by George Orr
Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: OGame Alliance
Replies: 93
Views: 10355

Re: O game Alliance

Okay, to answer a few questions: Can we send messages to each other in the game? Im thinking we could coordinate raids and stuff later on. Yes you can send messages. At this point, you have to locate the person you want to send a message to, either by using the "search" function, or by fin...
by George Orr
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: OGame Alliance
Replies: 93
Views: 10355

Re: O game Alliance

Depends on your playing style. If you mostly build buildings (especially mines), you don't need to spend that much time. Maybe 15 minutes to half an hour per day at the very least. If you want to attack other people, you'll probably playing upwards of an hour per day. Of course, if you do attack peo...
by George Orr
Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: OGame Alliance
Replies: 93
Views: 10355

Re: O game Alliance

Okay, I've finally gotten around to applying. Name's Emmerich.

To those worrying about being attacked, don't sweat it. Nobody in their right mind will raid you until you have >10k res at the very least, and most won't even bother until you have ships to crash. So take it easy for now :wink:
by George Orr
Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: OGame Alliance
Replies: 93
Views: 10355

Re: O game Alliance

Heh, I'm currently ranked 40-ish in uni 35 with about 2 million points :) It's a miner account, though, so I guess I could start a raider account in uni 34 and see how it goes. Okay, I've joined under the name Emmerich. I'll go ahead and apply to the xkcd alliance. Oh, and if that guy can attack you...
by George Orr
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Writers you love for writing
Replies: 50
Views: 6507

Re: Writers you love for writing

Don fucking DeLillo. Nobody writes words like this man - his prose is pure art, the poetry of reality rather than that of dreams. Especially his description of setting and his dialogue, which shifts between rambling philosophical treatises and brutally concise remarks. Other than that, I'll second a...
by George Orr
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Author?
Replies: 120
Views: 15408

Re: Favorite Author?

My "favorite" authors: Charlotte Bronte Virginia Woolf Milan Kundera Italo Calvino Marcel Proust Thomas Mann Robert Musil Jorge Luis Borges I also really love AS byatt Someone else who has Borges as a favorite author? And a signature from the same T.S. Eliot poem as mine, only a few lines...
by George Orr
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you just bought
Replies: 120
Views: 16976

Re: Books you just bought

I stacked up on books right around new years, to take back to college with me...God I love Powells :) A Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami The Big Clock - Kenneth Fearing The Names - Don Delillo Mao II - Don Delillo Ratner's Star - Don Delillo My Name Is Red - Orhan Pamuk The Muse Asylum -David Czuc...
by George Orr
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 301809

Re: What is your favourite book?

I've been lurking for some time and joined mostly because of this: The New York Trilogy, by Paul Auster: Modern fiction that is actually good. Not only is it good, it's god damn genius. Comprised of three books, this series is a puzzle in itself, and enjoyable on just about every level. Yes! I love...
by George Orr
Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 466957

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Murakami is excellent. I'm working on Absolute Sandman Volume 2 at the moment. I'm trying to read it slowly to savor it, so the wait won't be so long for the third set, but I'm sure I'll finish it long before then. I'm reading Murakami's "A Wild Sheep Chase" right now. So far it hasn't be...
by George Orr
Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 137979

Re: Tea Snobbery

Back in high school, I liked tea. It was good. It helped me write papers late at night. It went well with milk and sugar. Then, when I got to college, something happened, and I became a complete tea snob. Now I have a tea pot with an infuser, a tea ball, and a drawer of my desk where I keep about 8 ...
by George Orr
Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Philip K. Dick fans?
Replies: 51
Views: 9940

Re: Philip K. Dick fans?

Heh, I have about 15 of his books all lined up on a shelf in nice trade paperback form, so you could probably call me a fan. VALIS and Do Androids Dream... are my two personal favorites, mostly because they're so different from everything else he's done. Sometimes his work can get a little repetitiv...
by George Orr
Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Rendezvous with Rama
Replies: 22
Views: 5281

Re: Rendezvous with Rama

Arthur C. Clarke has done quite a few short stories, if memory serves, but specifics aren't coming to mind. I do recall enjoying them and having a positive association with the name, so check them out if you feel so compelled. For some reason, the next name association that came to mind was Alfred ...
by George Orr
Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Classic Geek Verse (Merged: Geeky Music)
Replies: 22
Views: 3923

Re: Classic Geek Verse

I know the title is pun-ish, but I definitely misread it as "Classic Greek Verse." Speaking of which... Anyways, I like Coulton a lot, but my vote would still go to Lehrer overall. He's got more old-school charm, and is pretty steady, whereas I find Coulton to be hit-and-miss. Also check o...
by George Orr
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 466957

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Right now I've just finished reading Libra by Don DeLillo, and have moved on to The Names , by the same author. The guy writes way too fucking well for it even to be possible; although it's a little slow going, there are lines of such surpassing beauty that it's more than worth it. I'd like to thank...
by George Orr
Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 208920

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

The book that springs immediately to mind is Pride and Prejudice , which bored the hell out of me. Not only did the plot utterly fail to interest me, but the writing style offered nothing in the least bit unusual or aesthetically satisfying. Some of my friends enjoyed it, but I actually ended up rea...
by George Orr
Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1157326

Re: What are you listening to?

I'm listening to a collection of sonatas composed by Uccellini.

I'm starting to become something of a classical music nerd, and loving it all the way :D
by George Orr
Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!
Replies: 360
Views: 47214

Re: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!

I thought The National were fairly well known, but that does not stop me from loving them wholeheartedly. I want to list a lot of bands, but I'll restrain myself for now :D . Picking one, I'd have to say One Ring Zero can be quite good, although their newest CD, "Wake Them Up" is less than...
by George Orr
Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8911742

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Hit3k wrote:My physics teacher is a christian.. there is something going on here... :shock:
The two are not incompatible, so long as they leave the spiritual stuff out of their work. It just gets ugly when they try to mix the two. I have some friends who are excellent physics students and also Christian.
by George Orr
Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: 5 Songs/5 Emotions
Replies: 39
Views: 6113

Re: 5 Songs/5 Emotions

These are the ones that spring to mind: Kasabian - Club Foot [Badass] Boards Of Canada - Peacock Tail [Peaceful/Relaxed] Josh Ritter - Wings [Longing/Sadness] The Cat Empire - Miserere [Uplifted/Inspired] Everything is Alright - Four Tet [what the song title says] Those are a few, but there are some...
by George Orr
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: How do you read?
Replies: 136
Views: 22266

Re: How do you read?

When I'm distracted enough to pay attention to it, there's always a voice in my head. If by "my" voice, you mean a single narrator that I believe to be unique to my own personal reading experience, then yeah, that's it. Because the voice I hear sure as hell ain't the voice that I speak in...
by George Orr
Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 199204

Re: Cool games on the interweb

Eh, I tried Travian a while ago when I was really bored, but I was fairly underwhelmed by it. I play Ogame myself, and Travian seemed to offer little that Ogame didn't. It had cheesier graphics along with a less skill-based combat system. But then again, these kind of games really are all about the ...
by George Orr
Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 153516

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (US Edition)

Still got my money on the swordsmith. The swordsmith is the one who made up the magic symbol in the first place - surely he's someone important. There's no friggin' way they can ignore that. Besides, they need a reason for Hiro to leave, and him finding out that his love interest is his sister is a...
by George Orr
Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: How do you read?
Replies: 136
Views: 22266

Re: How do you read?

When I'm distracted enough to pay attention to it, there's always a voice in my head. If by "my" voice, you mean a single narrator that I believe to be unique to my own personal reading experience, then yeah, that's it. Because the voice I hear sure as hell ain't the voice that I speak in,...
by George Orr
Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Modest Mouse?
Replies: 31
Views: 3382

Re: Modest Mouse?

3rd Planet is beast. I just want to make that clear.

There are a few of their other songs that I like a fair amount, such as Tiny Cities..., Never-Ending Math Equation, and Float On, but in general I'm somewhat "meh" about them. Except for 3rd Planet, which is one of the best songs ever.
by George Orr
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter
Replies: 393
Views: 43916

Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

bbctol wrote:PEANUT BUTTER AND QUINCE PASTE. Like the stuff you get with cheeses, occasionally.

Actually, that sounds kind of bad.

Granted, I'm not exactly sure what quince paste is, but peanut butter with anything-paste just does not sound right.
by George Orr
Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 301809

Re: What is your favourite book?

no-genius wrote:Of the books I read recently, it would have to be VALIS by Philip K Dick. Reading that book was so much fun!

Ah, so that's where your "location" thing comes from. I knew it sounded familiar, but I couldn't remember where it was from until now. And yeah, it's an awesome book.
by George Orr
Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bistromathics - taking the "fiction" out of Science Fiction
Replies: 4
Views: 1417

Re: Bistromathics - taking the "fiction" out of Science Fiction

Having been in Amsterdam for a few days, I can say the Dutch have some pretty awesome Indonesian food. I applaud this move. Will they eventually focus on important things like tracking the charges on restaurant bills? Or will they only focus on more humdrum sociological issues...I'll be interested t...
by George Orr
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8911742

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

I've gotta say, 100 Years of Solitude was awesome. Kick-ass awesome.

House of the Spirits, however, was not.
by George Orr
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter
Replies: 393
Views: 43916

Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Chunky, fatty, processed peanut butter is the way to go. This thread reminds me that I seriously need to get a can of it to keep in my dorm. I think this has already been mentioned, but one of my favorite snacks is to make toast, either with bread or with a bagel, and then spread peanut butter and j...
by George Orr
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 153516

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (US Edition)

I was thinking it could be the ability to enter other people's dreams, but that was just a vague notion, and it would be a pretty weak power for a super-villian, which is what he's being set up as. It has to be an aspect of whatever larger power he's capable of, though, since he can obviously do som...
by George Orr
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Nanowrimo?
Replies: 252
Views: 16828

Re: Nanowrimo?

I may actually be able to convince myself that this is a good idea.

I write some random poetry now and then, and I've done a short story or two, but a book? I guess it could be fun, maybe, sort of...
by George Orr
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1157326

Re: What are you listening to?

God's Gonna Cut You Down - Johnny Cash

For some reason I really like this song.
by George Orr
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 153516

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (US Edition)

The whole Claire storyline at this point is just painfully awkward and generally shitty, but other than that this latest episode was somewhat decent, compared to the previous ones. I'm glad that the plot with the two Mexican kids is finally starting to go somewhere, but it raises the question: what ...

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