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by AvatarIII
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1514
Views: 332114

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Is there a tactics game for Android, similar to X-Com or Final Fantasy Tactics? I have a Galaxy S2 if that matters. Seconded - I'd also be really interested to know if there is such a game out there. I just stuck "x-com like game for android" into google and found this 4.5 star gem only £...
by AvatarIII
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count by adding your postcount
Replies: 97
Views: 14296

Re: Count by adding your postcount

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by AvatarIII
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:25 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0058: "Orbital Speed"
Replies: 106
Views: 47379

Re: What-If 0058: "Orbital Speed"

just about exactly 1000 miles.


uhuh, more like just about 1000 miles, or just about exactly 1142.328 miles
by AvatarIII
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 291101

Re: Stinky Pinky

Ingest, Chest.
by AvatarIII
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217738

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Someone hacked Vogue.co.uk to make Raptors in Hats appear if you type the Konami Code

http://ontd-political.livejournal.com/10692776.html

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by AvatarIII
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The World but BIGGER
Replies: 27
Views: 8642

Re: The World but BIGGER

None of the pictures work for me, and I get a 403 when I try copying the link directly same here 403. That’s an error. Your client does not have permission to get URL /bQHasCz_bqgCZj9T7-BXX8MQXKxIJMh6T2hfE6rYWSx_WrY5-U1rVIHz0cugWeqmTg=w1600 from this server. (Client IP address: 92.17.85.157) Forbid...
by AvatarIII
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: There weirdest thing about xkcd and randomization.
Replies: 10
Views: 4070

Re: There weirdest thing about xkcd and randomization.

much like shuffling a deck of cards - given that there's 52! ways that the cards in the deck could be ordered, it's very likely that the particular order you've shuffled the cards into has never existed before. I'd never really thought about that before, in fact, 52! is around 2x10^50 times more th...
by AvatarIII
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:56 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Living inside of a dyson shell
Replies: 21
Views: 6490

Re: Living inside of a dyson shell

A bit OT, but I've always thought Dyson spheres make more sense if you spin them - you get a nice ring-world bit for living and loads of solar energy capacity. This could make sense, you'd get a nice wide band that is not too sloped to live on, and the gyroscopic forces would probably keep it stabl...
by AvatarIII
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Man of Steel
Replies: 84
Views: 28496

Re: Man of Steel

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:"I don't really like superhero movies. I loved Man Of Steel."

That sums it up well, I think!


I love Superhero movies, AND I love MoS, go figure.
by AvatarIII
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 181561

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Carlington wrote:Some people don't like eggs with brown bits on them, they feel like that's overcooking them.


I had never heard of people not liking that, needless to say, it doesn't bother me in the slightest, in fact I quite enjoy the crispy bits.
by AvatarIII
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 181561

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Nath wrote:
  • Eggs do not instantly become gross when they get browned.

What does this even mean? I tried googling, and all I could find was pictures of brown eggs :|
by AvatarIII
Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1232: "Realistic Criteria"
Replies: 104
Views: 20608

Re: 1232: "Realistic Criteria"

Couldn't at least some of the worlds problems be solved by a) having a massive international project that has nothing to do with killing each other, and b) shipping a bunch of the population off to other planets? b) would do nothing to the vast majority remaining on earth and instead export our pro...
by AvatarIII
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1232: "Realistic Criteria"
Replies: 104
Views: 20608

Re: 1232: "Realistic Criteria"

Couldn't at least some of the worlds problems be solved by a) having a massive international project that has nothing to do with killing each other, and b) shipping a bunch of the population off to other planets?
by AvatarIII
Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Sugar Trek II: The Wrath of Stevia
Replies: 8
Views: 5738

Re: Sugar Trek II: The Wrath of Stevia

after a little research, apparently stevia extract does not change under heat, so you could possibly bake the leaves until dry.
by AvatarIII
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Sugar Trek II: The Wrath of Stevia
Replies: 8
Views: 5738

Re: Sugar Trek II: The Wrath of Stevia

Wouldn't it be simpler to just buy Stevia powder?
by AvatarIII
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 425
Views: 156179

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

How about that? Armikrog made it after all. Seemed a little dicey for a while there. I was almost tempted to chip in another $20, which would be a lot more than I've paid for a game in quite some time. It seemed dicey, but I wasn't worried, I am surprised it make it to 36k over goal, when last I sa...
by AvatarIII
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Muslim organisations targetted by fires in London
Replies: 54
Views: 12254

Re: Muslim organisations targetted by fires in London

Judging from anecdotal reports from my family and friends in the UK, it does seem to be more towards foreign-looking people in general (particularly the vaguely-middle-eastern). I have a friend who is a half Turkish atheist, he looks vaguely middle eastern, and he often gets funny looks or comments...
by AvatarIII
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain xkcd is complete!
Replies: 12
Views: 8159

Re: Explain xkcd is complete!

Don't tell me you've never needed to look us up, have you? Not all of us lived our childhood in the US. Except I'm not actually American. And given the not-uncommon references to US culture, I'd figure that foreigners like me would need it about as much. You created a wiki for people that you think...
by AvatarIII
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain xkcd is complete!
Replies: 12
Views: 8159

Re: Explain xkcd is complete!

Don't tell me you've never needed to look us up, have you? Not all of us lived our childhood in the US. Except I'm not actually American. And given the not-uncommon references to US culture, I'd figure that foreigners like me would need it about as much. You created a wiki for people that you think...
by AvatarIII
Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mens Formal Wear Question
Replies: 64
Views: 12148

Re: Mens Formal Wear Question

This is why you rent, so you don't have to care about any of that shit. They just measure you, throw a bunch of clothes at you, then you return them after spilling scotch and wine all down the front. Isn't it a lot easier to own, so that you don't have to go get measured every time you get dressed ...
by AvatarIII
Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mens Formal Wear Question
Replies: 64
Views: 12148

Re: Mens Formal Wear Question

That should definitely be fine (again, assuming the tie is a bow tie). It's not strict black tie but I'm sure there will be other people who are further from it and so you ought to be completely fine. Black suit and a black bowtie is called 'hollywood black tie', and I can't find any agreement on i...
by AvatarIII
Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mens Formal Wear Question
Replies: 64
Views: 12148

Re: Mens Formal Wear Question

I'm a little weary of contacting the bride at this point, seeing as that I'm sure she's got other things on her mind. I've tried asking a few friends who are going, but they're basically just as unsure. So is wearing a black bow tie with a non-tux shirt (unpleated, no studs) unwise? I would say you...
by AvatarIII
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality in general
Replies: 186
Views: 76163

Re: Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality in general

I used an Oculus rift at the Rezzed Games expo on Sunday, it's a very interesting and compelling experience, the head tracking works amazingly well, and it's very intuitive, and literally takes seconds to get used to wearing, but the resolution is so low, not only are pixels huge, but you can actual...
by AvatarIII
Thu May 16, 2013 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock Infinite
Replies: 85
Views: 19963

Re: Bioshock Infinite

Chen wrote:Also don't use Songbird except on the big blimps. You always feel like "it'll recharge in time" and the minute after you use it, BAM another blimp appears.


yeah i think i have that aspect nailed, it was just not failing the mission i was having trouble with,
by AvatarIII
Thu May 16, 2013 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock Infinite
Replies: 85
Views: 19963

Re: Bioshock Infinite

Chen wrote:Mind Control works WONDERS on this fight. Using it on the biggest guys you can not only gets them to help you BUT insta kills them afterwards. It makes the fight significantly easier.


I'm an idiot, why the hell did I not think of that! Thanks!
by AvatarIII
Thu May 16, 2013 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock Infinite
Replies: 85
Views: 19963

Re: Bioshock Infinite

Anyone have any tips for the final battle? the rest of the game was easy, I can't seem to wrap my head around the correct tactic for this, i have probably put 4 hours or so into repeatedly trying to beat it, I am stubbornly refusing to lower difficulty.
by AvatarIII
Thu May 16, 2013 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: System Motherfucking Shock 2
Replies: 42
Views: 13046

Re: System Motherfucking Shock 2

Just saw SS2 on steam for 7 bucks... tempted to get it just to have it on steam... i have the original cd somewhere but no telling if it would actually work with my newer computers. it requires a lot of twerking to get to work, there are patches you can find around the place to do it, I have manage...
by AvatarIII
Thu May 16, 2013 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: War for the Overworld
Replies: 1
Views: 2232

War for the Overworld

The beta is now available so I feel like it should have it's own thread now, (Trailer) If you haven't heard of it, it is basically Dungeon Keeper, with it's own IP, and a few tweaks and modernisations. The beta is pretty spartan at the moment, it is not fully optimised, and there's only a couple of ...
by AvatarIII
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 291101

Re: Stinky Pinky

Yep yep yep! Your turn flick! :)
by AvatarIII
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Iain M. Banks
Replies: 124
Views: 169490

Re: Iain M. Banks

I just made a thread for this news, before seeing you had already posted it here, where do you think the best place to have it would be? here, or it's own thread? I'll delete my thread if people think here would be better
by AvatarIII
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iain [M] Banks has terminal cancer
Replies: 8
Views: 3966

Iain [M] Banks has terminal cancer

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/219947-renowned-scots-author-iain-banks-reveals-he-has-terminal-cancer/ Renowned Scottish author Iain Banks has revealed that he has months to live after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. The 59-year-old writer of The Wasp Factory revealed in a statement on his websit...
by AvatarIII
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 291101

Re: Stinky Pinky

dudiobugtron wrote:
AvatarIII wrote:Dirty thirty?

Correctimundo! I would have also accepted "Flirty Thirty". :)

You're up AvatarIII!


Yay!

Washing Walkway
by AvatarIII
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 291101

Re: Stinky Pinky

Dirty thirty?
by AvatarIII
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217738

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

broken_escalator wrote:
Rikeus wrote:What I want to know, is what the hell is a flapjack?

Depending on your location it's either a pancake or a granola bar.


In the UK, a flapjack is, as far as I know, always kind of like a granola bar I guess, they are basically oats in a butter/syrup mixture, baked until they hold their shape.
by AvatarIII
Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Green Glass Door
Replies: 104
Views: 19565

Re: The Green Glass Door

Spoiler:
equal vowels and consonants, or 4 letters, but no double letters.
by AvatarIII
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What do you order at Subway?
Replies: 54
Views: 33339

Re: What do you order at Subway?

Meatball is, to be honest, the only filling that feels like eating something substantial (pun possibly intentional) and meal-like. Every other filling just feels like eating a pretty regular sandwich that you could have made at home.
by AvatarIII
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 303883

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Spacebar moves through the stages. At the start, if your rocket has 8 stages, you're at stage 9. Hitting space moves you to 8. Left Shift ups your thrust if it's a fuel-based engine, left ctrl downs it. This is all the tutorial you need . thanks, If you want more direction than just key bindings, h...
by AvatarIII
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217738

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

While Best was chief scientist for a defense contractor in Kentucky, he purchased $2.3 million worth of software for just over $600,000. What the hell kind of software was that? Business licenses are expensive, but that expensive? And who the hell pays over half a million for pirated software? Mayb...
by AvatarIII
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 303883

Re: Kerbal Space Program

SecondTalon wrote:Spacebar moves through the stages.

At the start, if your rocket has 8 stages, you're at stage 9. Hitting space moves you to 8. Left Shift ups your thrust if it's a fuel-based engine, left ctrl downs it.

This is all the tutorial you need.


thanks,
by AvatarIII
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1184: "Circumference Formula"
Replies: 102
Views: 34802

Re: 1184: "Circumference Formula"

Obligatory Pi Day protest: The circumference formula is better written as τ 1 r 2 . 1. The true circle constant, C 3 /r 2 = 2π ≈ 6.28... 2. The radius of a circle. 3. The circumference of a circle. I plan to celebrate Pi day on the 31st April . Wouldn't that make Pi month the entirety of June in th...

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