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by rxninja
Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books: No longer analogue
Replies: 46
Views: 5263

Re: Books: No longer analogue

I'd like to get one, but something tells me that in the near future, they will go the way of the Palm Pilot. I can't help but feel that something down the line will have this feature, but also include Internet access or a phone, and these will be made obsolete and forgotten. I know I'm a little lat...
by rxninja
Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal!
Replies: 385
Views: 61897

Re: Portal!

I was a little behind everyone else, as I just got Portal for Christmas, but I just finished it and now I finally understand why everyone else loves it so much. I cracked up laughing so many times during that game ^.^
by rxninja
Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 193604

Re: Song Identification!

davef wrote:That's a Tom Waits song. I'll try to find it in my iTunes library. Gimme a few minutes.

EDIT - found it. It's 'Going Out West' from Bone Machine.

Obligatory Youtube Clip.


That was incredibly fast, thank you so much.

Also, that video is...really creepy. :shock:
by rxninja
Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 193604

Re: Song Identification!

I have one that I need help with. Simply put, it's the song that's playing in the bar, Lou's, in Fight Club right before the first time that they use the basement there. There's a thick guitar part and a few vocals, but nothing that I recognized. There aren't any coherent lyrics that I could deciphe...
by rxninja
Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Heating
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Heating

Ok, here's the problem. In a nutshell, my apartment is absolutely freezing and, given that I have old electric heat, my electrical bill is becoming extremely expensive for it. I suspect that I'm not the only one with this problem, so I'm hoping that doing this will help more people than just myself....
by rxninja
Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It is the question that drives us
Replies: 14
Views: 1191

Re: It is the question that drives us

What's that smell? It smells like...like....forum games?


Have a thread in general? Move it to forum games!


Also, in the vein of Crank (which I just saw...and I think my brain is still leaking from my ears..)

Heart about to stop? Snort some crack off the bathroom floor!
by rxninja
Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Terrifying Tales of Retail: BUY SELL BUY SELL BEEP BOOP
Replies: 344
Views: 46101

Re: Terrifying Tales of Retail: The Desk is the Dead Zone.

stuff http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pong http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_games http://www.gamespot.com/gamespot/features/video/hov/ The first home videogame was released in 1972 in the form of the Magnavox Odyssey. While the first games used a knob-like thing with buttons as a controll...
by rxninja
Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: sets, trilogies, series of books that dont get worse
Replies: 100
Views: 11386

Re: sets, trilogies, series of books that dont get worse

Also, the first Books of Amber quintoplet is roughly the same low, boring level. They're not good, but they don't get worse . O.o I respectfully disagree. The first book in the Amber series is absolutely amazing, painting the foundations for a world based upon a dynamic strain between the very conc...
by rxninja
Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1157741

Re: What are you listening to?

The new Coheed & Cambria. It's actually really good and I think I like it more than even Second Stage Turbine Blade...
by rxninja
Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2733625

Re: Confessional Thread - Nobody expects the mouldy inquisition!

Confession: The only time I ever impulse shop is when I'm online late at night and overtired. I usually can talk myself out of it (they're always wants versus needs) before hitting the checkout, but the occasions that I haven't quite made it have netted me some pretty spiffy items. Thankfully, this...
by rxninja
Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2733625

Re: Confessional Thread - Nobody expects the modly inquisition

I'm going to the memorial regardless, but it's more about resolving this internal what-the-fuck I've got in my head than it is about sharing grief over an old acquaintance with people who've forgotten about me. I don't know them anymore. I've forgotten how to interact with them. I never knew all th...
by rxninja
Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book Idea
Replies: 8
Views: 1628

Re: Book Idea

I dont know whether to make this a short story or not, so I am just writing it and however long it is, that's how long it'll be. Ray Bradbury didn't originally write Fahrenheit 451 as a novel, but it's in book form in classrooms and bookshelves everywhere now. It started as a novella published in a...
by rxninja
Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Secret message hidden on xkcd?
Replies: 16
Views: 2691

Re: Secret message hidden on xkcd?

Maybe the pictures in those comics are masked somehow. Randall did say, in his google talk, that he spents a lot of time "perfecting" even stick figure art..
by rxninja
Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book Idea
Replies: 8
Views: 1628

Re: Book Idea

Miles Invictus wrote:How about writing a few thousand words and seeing what happens?


Better.

There's enough idea-ness for a short story here. Do it. *claps hands*
by rxninja
Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book Idea
Replies: 8
Views: 1628

Re: Book Idea

I think that ideas are generally a dime a dozen. Creativity isn't too hard to come by and it isn't difficult to warp one's imagination into things that couldn't or haven't existed. What I'm saying is that it's easy as hell to write the back cover of a book. The power of literature lies in ability of...
by rxninja
Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Space flight sims: A dead genre
Replies: 45
Views: 6564

Re: Space flight sims: A dead genre

Completely off-topic, but "A dead genre" was right next to the thread on "Resident Evil 4" and I had to comment in order to bring the hilarity to light >.> On-topic: I've never really played a space flight game that captured and held my attention. Was it really a living genre in ...
by rxninja
Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hellgate London. Anyone played it yet?
Replies: 28
Views: 3588

Re: Hellgate London. Anyone played it yet?

If there's one thing Blizzard does, it releases finished products. Quoted for complete bullshit. How many updates to Starcraft, Warcraft, Diablo, and World of Warcraft have there been that have not been content patches? Yes, their games are good and playable when they come out, but they are by no m...
by rxninja
Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 143797

Re: Fallout 3!

Erm.. yeah, it's the same engine as Oblivion . A good engine is a versatile thing, letting you range from a turn based isometric game to a twitch FPS. I stand adequately corrected. Some of the videos I saw had the Bethesda logo in them and others didn't, so I wasn't sure which were current and whic...
by rxninja
Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Karma Kicks In the Teeth
Replies: 57
Views: 3636

Re: Karma Kicks In the Teeth

Yeah, karma isn't a system of, "Hey, I was a dick last week, so bad things are going to happen to me this week," but it is a very long-term system of cause and effect, rewards and punishments. The idea is rooted, if I'm not mistaken, in the earlier, rigid forms of Hinduism and may or may n...
by rxninja
Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 143797

Re: Fallout 3!

...but I will admit I'm not too sure about the Oblivion engine. Incorrect, as far as video evidence suggests. Yes, it is being done by Bethesda, but no, it will not be using the same engine as Oblivion. Just because a game company has a good franchise does not mean that said franchise dictates the ...
by rxninja
Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 28-Hour Day
Replies: 42
Views: 6391

Re: 28-Hour Day

Maybe biological factors interfered with my ability to get truly restful sleep. Prediction verified. Like I said, the body has natural times in which it is inclined to sleep, and it is in your best interest to obey them. It's possible to sleep during times when you are out of your rhythm, but it ju...
by rxninja
Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fora member birthdays
Replies: 753
Views: 104770

Re: Fora member birthdays

huh, I never posted here. April 16th, 1985.
by rxninja
Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 10 Year old girl "probably consented" to being pack raped
Replies: 84
Views: 9021

Re: 10 Year old girl "probably consented" to being pack raped

Malice wrote:stuff


I'm not sure how frequently this occurs, but I agree with everything you just said, Malice.
by rxninja
Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 10 Year old girl "probably consented" to being pack raped
Replies: 84
Views: 9021

Re: 10 Year old girl "probably consented" to being pack raped

Oh, and relieving sexual stress (usually by sex or masturbation) is less voluntary than you think. Did I say relieving sexual tension was voluntary? No, I said sex was voluntary. If you're gonna be pedantic, at least do it right. Also, how many hundreds to thousands of people do you breathe around ...
by rxninja
Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:54 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Connecticut meetup?
Replies: 88
Views: 73306

Re: Connecticut meetup?

I'm in Storrs and frequently looking for stuff to do, but of the non-monetary nature, given that I'm an excessively poor college student. Huzzah.
by rxninja
Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Backmasking andd Phoenetic Reversals
Replies: 21
Views: 2467

Re: Backmasking andd Phoenetic Reversals

We studied this in one of my advanced communication classes and the conclusion was that you can take quite a few arbitrary phrases, play them backwards, and get people to make up "clear" messages with a little help. The key to backwards messages, however, is priming and that in greater tha...
by rxninja
Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2938611

Re: Back to post yo' face

pKp wrote:I am a Sith lord. Phear my wrath.


It looks like the force is weak with this one. If only I had pictures of the night I used blue and white tiger stripes instead of using a mask as a paint substitute. I legitimately scared some people that day...
by rxninja
Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 28-Hour Day
Replies: 42
Views: 6391

Re: 28-Hour Day

I know little to nothing about the science behind it, but I thought the idea of some (most?) of the sleep pattern modifications was to convince your body to drop almost straight into REM, so your brain doesn't "waste" any sleeping time? That's actually called "REM rebound" and h...
by rxninja
Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 107085

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

One of my favorites is from Lord of Light, by Roger Zelazny. It's the awesome response that the main character, Sam, makes when confronted about the idea that perhaps he has gotten too soft and is unable to fight a pantheon of gods: "I shall tear these stars from out the heavens and hurl them i...
by rxninja
Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 10 Year old girl "probably consented" to being pack raped
Replies: 84
Views: 9021

Re: 10 Year old girl "probably consented" to being pack raped

It is if you contract a disease, like this girl did. Which I think is clear evidence of sexual immaturity. sure you can contract diseases from sex, but you can contract airborne viruses from breathing, that doesnt mean oxygen is poisonous. That's just... special . If oxygen was infected with airbor...
by rxninja
Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1157741

Re: What are you listening to?

Stone Temple Pilots, the "Thank You" cd. I always forget that I enjoy this band until I accidently start playing them on iTunes.
by rxninja
Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2733625

Re: Confessional Thread

Hawknc wrote:
latch.r.ite wrote:Confession: The girl I've been in love with for the past 3 years is finally single.... now what?

Panic, do something stupid and screw it up.


I second this approach. It makes for good livejournal fodder.
by rxninja
Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2733625

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession: Sometimes, when I get hungry, I get the Protoss command voice in my head saying, "You require more minerals!" or "You require more vespene gas!"
by rxninja
Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Dream Theater concert!
Replies: 9
Views: 1829

Re: Dream Theater concert!

i went several years ago. they are wonderful live ^_^ very... long winded at times... seriously. 15 minute keyboard solo while the rest of the band took a break? haha, it was awesome. I saw Blue Oyster Cult (or, well...the surviving members plus a few fill-ins) a few years ago and they did a simila...
by rxninja
Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2733625

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession: In a few hours I will be flying on 87, down through the mountains, past the lakes and barren trees. I will pass Albany, and then I will find the twisting turning Taconic park way. It will be snowed on, and I will have to drive slowly, but it will lead me to 84, and from there it's a str...
by rxninja
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1157741

Re: What are you listening to?

Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" album, remastered. When the world around you is completely covered in snow, it just...works.
by rxninja
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 28-Hour Day
Replies: 42
Views: 6391

Re: 28-Hour Day

Behaviorally speaking, it might work. Biologically, you're screwed. Regardless of your will to do otherwise, or your obedience of such, your body does work in a 24 hour cycle (24 hours and 20 minutes, regulated and reset to 24 hours by environmental cues like sunlight, physical activity, and so on),...
by rxninja
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2733625

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession: I don't feel bad about playing music at 3am, simply because when I go to sleep I can often hear my upstairs neighbor snoring. Neither one of us has said anything to the other, so I'm to assume that we have an accord.
by rxninja
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 234566

Re: Final Fantasy series.... favorites?

Nyarlathotep wrote:*starts a flamewar*


I wish I could help you with your flamewar, but I agree wholeheartedly.
by rxninja
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2733625

Re: Confessional Thread

Will: I know exactly how you feel..

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