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by theonemephisto
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: I Am Legend
Replies: 152
Views: 14946

Re: I Am Legend

Actually, speaking of the virus... When the virus first started manifesting itself, in an effort to control it and prevent it from spreading they tried to quarantine NY city...there's another thing I don't understand...they were ohsocareful in making sure that no one infected left the islan...
by theonemephisto
Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: That song that's stuck in your head right now...
Replies: 262
Views: 25994

Re: That song that's stuck in your head right now...

Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most by Inga Swearingen

Great interpretation of an amazing song, but it's becoming a problem.
by theonemephisto
Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: NationStates
Replies: 126
Views: 14505

Re: Nationstates - Local affairs thread

I used to torture my mother the same way since I refused to use the plethora of bookmarks she provided me. My mother's occupation, however, is immaterial. I'm not going to be a frequent poster on these fora, as I have a larger presence to maintain under this same handle over on the Giant in the Pla...
by theonemephisto
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo: The Future of Gaming? (Let's bitch about FPSs)
Replies: 335
Views: 35775

Re: Halo: The Future of Gaming

While i agree with your general "Halo is cool" message, i kinda have to point out that zig-zagging is not part of any existing military's combat doctrine. Video games use it instead of going prone because that slows down the game. I'm pretty sure that going in solo against an entire enemy...
by theonemephisto
Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What you don't understand
Replies: 240
Views: 21701

Re: What you don't understand

Other people's minds. I assume that they don't work like mine does, but I just can't understand what goes on in there.
by theonemephisto
Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Burning of books?
Replies: 88
Views: 10726

Re: Burning of books?

As others have said, the actual act of burning books isn't necessarily bad (unless you're in a special circumstance, like a rare book or something), however, the censorship that is often implied by the act is.
by theonemephisto
Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Multiple-drug death penalty under fire
Replies: 111
Views: 5833

Re: Multiple-drug death penalty under fire

Doubtful that people would find having one's head cut off dignified, probably the same for hanging. Also, how is the family supposed to have an open casket for someone who's been beheaded. Duct tape? But yea, the massive economic and time costs of executions makes it easy to be anti-death penalty, ...
by theonemephisto
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Chzo Mythos
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: The Chzo Mythos

I have played the first two in the series and thought they were great... I'm currently part way through the third. There's also a spin off called Trilby: The Art of Theft that's fun to play. A great game for a quick time-waster, though I was never dedicated enough to try and get the highest scores ...
by theonemephisto
Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 271715

Re: Recommend a book

Recently read Replay by Ken Grimwood. Very good read, though it leaves you wishing that he had decided to continue it more sometimes. And whoever suggested the coldfire trilogy is my hero. I don't think I've ever met someone else who has read them, but I've read them all multiple times and they're a...
by theonemephisto
Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0363: "Reset"
Replies: 133
Views: 34727

Re: "Reset" Discussion

I really don't get that title text... anyone care to explain it? Or am I just being stupid in my tired drunken state? It's like there's a sign that requires clearance, but just a sign. At least that's what I'm imagining, like a sign suspended over a street that just says this sign has 11 feet clear...
by theonemephisto
Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that you're disappointed in after having finished.
Replies: 212
Views: 31470

Re: Books that you're disappointed in after having finished.

So far, this is one of those rare cases where the movie is better than the book. (I say "rare," but I really can't remember this happening before.) They really chopped the story up to make the movie. They'd have had to make some changes even if they'd tried to follow the book since the bo...
by theonemephisto
Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Authority of Media
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Re: Authority of Media

Gnophilist wrote:So yes, I trust books written by professors a lot more than movies directed by Mel Gibson. I doubt anyone will respond differently.

But would you trust a book written by a professor a lot more than a documentary directed by a professor?
by theonemephisto
Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: A Battle Royale game would be awesome [Spoilers probable]
Replies: 17
Views: 2954

Re: A Battle Royale game would be awesome [Spoilers probable]

aaron wrote:the book was a lot better than the movie, imho.

QFT. The book provided hours of entertaining and "remember when"s with my friends.

Though the random ridiculously happy music in the movie was pure genius.
by theonemephisto
Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: San Francisco court hears case about god in government
Replies: 137
Views: 12516

Re: San Francisco court hears case about god in government

@If a teacher reading the pledge in a classroom is indeed unconstitutional, then the teacher should be *STOPPED*. Now let me ask you this. When was the last time a Judge, lawyer or jury kicked down a door and yelled, "Freeze! We're the justice system and we're here to enforce the law!"? M...
by theonemephisto
Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who would have won the Cold War?
Replies: 45
Views: 3306

Re: Who would have won the Cold War?

I fail to see how anyone can win an all-out nuclear war where both sides have massive first and second strike capabilities. That's the very principle behind MAD, there can be no winners and therefore any war would be bad for everyone. As said, the Americas, Europe, and most of Asia would be nuclear ...
by theonemephisto
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Politically Incorrect jokes
Replies: 94
Views: 7840

Re: Politically Incorrect jokes

Continuing the dead baby jokes... What is red, bubbly, and knocks on the window? A dead baby in the microwave. How many babies does it take to paint a door? Depends on how hard you throw them. Why do you put a baby in the blender feet first? So you can see the expression on it's face. And for a raci...
by theonemephisto
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: This blows my mind!
Replies: 311
Views: 33845

Re: Clockwise or anti-clockwise?

Done before. I'm going to leave this thread now before I stare at it for too long and get a migraine again.
by theonemephisto
Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Childhood sucks a little more now.
Replies: 64
Views: 6327

Re: Childhood sucks a little more now.

Some pain is good an necessary. Kids have to learn that things have consequences, and some of those consequences are painful. They also need to learn to be careful and that they are, in fact, not invincible. Pain when doing stupid things or making mistakes/not being careful tends to accomplish these...
by theonemephisto
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your GPA in High School
Replies: 133
Views: 12337

Re: Your GPA in High School

For a bunch of the required classes, there's either an honors version [Government] or you can opt to take the class as pass/ fail, so it's not weighted. The biggest ever at my school, was a 4.91, and the salutatorian came just behind with a 4.90 because he got a 93/100 on a test Freshman year. You'...
by theonemephisto
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Merging trend?
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Merging trend?

How effective are anti-trust laws currently (as in both range of application and enforcement)?

I'd imagine that as companies got big enough to entirely stifle competition, that's where those kinds of laws would come into effect.
by theonemephisto
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are placebos ever a good thing?
Replies: 49
Views: 5615

Re: Are placebos ever a good thing?

Owijad wrote:Did... Did you read even the first sentence of my post?

Meh. I'm imagining a theoretical society where doctors can't be sued for malpractice.
by theonemephisto
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 190446

Re: Religion

N.K. wrote:On another note, am I the only one here who winces when I hear, "One nation, under God," in the pledge of allegiance?

Yea, I really dislike that too. Also that stuff about "In God We Trust" makes me want to throw up also.
by theonemephisto
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism
Replies: 914
Views: 93857

Re: Creationism/Intelligent Design thoughts

Science requires blind faith. In theories to conform to all our available observations and known things about the world and serve to best explain the world without introducing unnecessary and unfalsifiable elements, along with conforming to experiments and having been observed and reproduced in mode...
by theonemephisto
Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Megachurch vs. Microsoft
Replies: 46
Views: 6033

Re: Megachurch vs. Microsoft

Delbin wrote:Is it even possible to buy out a company that big? I assume stockholders will try to keep prices above the demand curve for as long as possible.

No. Unless you have a RIDICULOUS amount of money.
by theonemephisto
Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Holding a handgun sideways
Replies: 60
Views: 5536

Re: Holding a handgun sideways

As others said, there's no point at all from firing handguns sideways. It's like firing shotguns/automatic rifles from the hip, except firing from the hip could actually have possible uses (if you're caught unprepared at close range or something).
by theonemephisto
Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:25 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your GPA in High School
Replies: 133
Views: 12337

Re: Your GPA in High School

Is a 5.0+ possible? I know that at my school the hardest classes (honors/AP) are worth 5.0 at max (on the weighted scale) so that it's impossible to get a 5.0 because of the required courses that you need to take. The more realistic max is around 4.8 if you stack your schedule, take summer health/PE...
by theonemephisto
Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are placebos ever a good thing?
Replies: 49
Views: 5615

Re: Are placebos ever a good thing?

Honest question: how would a doctor go about prescribing a placebo? I can understand in a medical study, where you're told that you have a chance of getting the sugar pill, and presumably there would need to be some special arrangement with the pharmacy. Like, does the doctor "call it in"...
by theonemephisto
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The leaves turned a month late & things that just seem off
Replies: 78
Views: 8445

Re: The leaves turned a month late & things that just seem off

Now as for the cause. I don't believe that my car (well, a car as I don't have one) significantly contributes. I'm more likely to buy that mass clear-cutting rainforests and burning it and then pretending to farm it, and then burning it AGAIN is the culprit. In fact, I think that intense stabalizin...
by theonemephisto
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Catholic Church to voters: God's watching!
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Catholic Church to voters: God's watching!

I'm sorry, but what? This is flat out wrong. A sociopath may not believe that there's anything wrong with murder but that doesn't mean that society as a whole shouldn't have the right to impose a 'no-killin' law on him. That's what a democracy (or in our case a republic) is all about. The will of t...
by theonemephisto
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Childhood sucks a little more now.
Replies: 64
Views: 6327

Re: Childhood sucks a little more now.

Dodgeball is... banned?

I don't particularly care for tag, I agree that it's ridiculous to ban it but I never had anything more than a mild liking for that game, but dodgeball was the very essence of my childhood... How could they do that.
by theonemephisto
Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2866693

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession: All these people with the same avatar (like cheese, kickthecan) confuse the hell out of me and I frequently think that someone is talking to themselves.

(hint hint)
by theonemephisto
Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pamphlet!
Replies: 21
Views: 1589

Re: Pamphlet!

Not an Evil Robot wrote:Raptor awareness?

QFT. Most people are painfully unaware of the dangers raptors pose to modern society.
by theonemephisto
Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 379605

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Morphing Ball wrote:As far as I can see this is a corruption of Sturgeon's Law (the more famous one), which states: "Ninety percent of everything is crud".

Except crud. 100% of crud is crud.
by theonemephisto
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What faith in humanity?
Replies: 82
Views: 7726

Re: What faith in humanity?

Interesting factlet concerning American Sodomy Law: The reason it hasn't been repealed is to be a legitimate (supposedly) excuse to discriminate against homosexuals. Apparently the assumption is that if you're a male homosexual you participate in sodomy, and so you can refuse to work with a gay per...
by theonemephisto
Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What faith in humanity?
Replies: 82
Views: 7726

Re: What faith in humanity?

Holy crap, you two have the same avatar.

and here I was, thinking that you were just crazy for talking to yourself.
by theonemephisto
Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 379605

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Narsil wrote:Oh, another misconception. I hate it when people think someone is being egotistic when they actually are that awesome.

Hehe. If you're that good, sometimes honesty is mistaken for egotism.
by theonemephisto
Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What faith in humanity?
Replies: 82
Views: 7726

Re: What faith in humanity?

There is a difference there, they certainly were raping the animal, which is unfair. However, it is possible for most any mammal to give consent, and even some non-mammals. If a man walked near her, she would turn herself around, present herself, and start gyrating and going through the motions. Wo...
by theonemephisto
Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: the occupation of japan
Replies: 19
Views: 2723

Re: the occupation of japan

Agreed with all the others. If you want to do anything like this, first you have to find a definition of success to work off of. Otherwise you'll just have an ambiguous argument that is different for different views of success.
by theonemephisto
Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Catholic Church to voters: God's watching!
Replies: 74
Views: 6537

Re: Catholic Church to voters: God's watching!

And if the pope explicitly said "hey guys, God wants you to vote for this candidate and stuff", why is even that a problem? You people have a democracy, i.e. rule of the majority. If the majority chooses to follow the pope, then the candidate the majority picks is gonna win, right? Sure, ...
by theonemephisto
Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: man tazered in the back for not signing ticket
Replies: 84
Views: 10026

Re: man tazered in the back for not signing tighet

Yeah, seems to me the taser was overkill, but putting the guy in handcuffs would have been a good idea. I was never quite clear on speed signs either. Does the change start as soon as the sign comes into view, or when you pass it? The zone starts at the sign from what I understand, in other words, ...

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