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by Benitosimies
Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How many pull ups can you do?
Replies: 100
Views: 11164

Re: How many pull ups can you do?

tmcfulton wrote:Question: what equipment does one use to do a chin-up at home? I can't exactly hang off of the tops of doorways...


I found some steps in the basement of my apartment building that are kind of like these that I get under and do pullups on.
by Benitosimies
Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do people like you?
Replies: 26
Views: 2510

Re: Do people like you?

Everyone loves me a million.

I am Ten Mortal Kings of Great.
by Benitosimies
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]
Replies: 777
Views: 57069

Re: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]

I've noticed that every new edition of D&D has this built-in (hardcoded?) game setting that's all orthogonal to the previous settings. Pre-AD&D I guess assumed you were walking around in Mystara if you weren't all up in Blackmoor. Third edition had those goofy greyhawky gods you're supposed ...
by Benitosimies
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: DEAR JACQUE
Replies: 710
Views: 75982

Re: DEAR JACQUE

"I hate headlights", Saint Olives echoed again. "They are imperfect. The rainbow of day becomes a bescumbered nothing." Adolfo said nothing, watching the road. "Apologies, that was simple of me," continued the saint. "One sees them only once on the whole trip, and ...
by Benitosimies
Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Chrono Trigger
Replies: 273
Views: 26146

Re: Chrono Trigger

Jorpho wrote:Indeed, it is an easy game.


There is nothing easy about having to abandon Robo.

:C
by Benitosimies
Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 292572

Re: What is your favourite book?

Catch-22 , I mean, who doesn't love it. :> Fox News types and snobs who dislike the prose. Maybe also people who can predict the direction of the humor and somehow that ruins it for them. ... Codgery bastards, that's who. I'll probably have to go with the first book of The Hitchiker's Guide trilogy...
by Benitosimies
Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 636883

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

In adventure mode, I tried exploring my first fortress (which failed spectacularly ). It took me ten tries before I found the place, and then the last living (berserk) dwarf strangled me to death. Screaming "THIS IS A DWARF FORTRESS! THIS IS A DWARF! FORTRESSSSS!"? I could see that. In ot...
by Benitosimies
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Swiss ball
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Swiss ball

I don't know wtf to do with one of these so I googled 'swiss ball exercise'. I'm posting some results here to be helpful to others. One of them has a video so if you watch this at work have flashblock or something I guess. http://www.askmen.com/sports/fitness_top_ten/36_fitness_list.html http://www....
by Benitosimies
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 292572

Re: What is your favourite book?

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
by Benitosimies
Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10916
Views: 2191322

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

The deal is that I have to post this introduction here because I wanted to show it off but the place it is at makes that impossible. En Bee Dee. I'll start with a list of some of my favorite things; that seems easiest. I like Bob Marley, M.C. Escher, Germanic Folk Metal, The Clash, The Specials, Co...
by Benitosimies
Sun May 11, 2008 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Zelda:Twilight Princess
Replies: 161
Views: 20021

Re: Zelda:Twilight Princess

Manial wrote:I was discussing TP with a friend, and he pointed out the fact that Telma has unusually large breasts. Am I the only one who's vaguely disturbed by this?


He's cheesed out of his mind.
by Benitosimies
Fri May 09, 2008 4:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The USB Exchange Project
Replies: 19
Views: 2454

Re: The USB Exchange Project

(might be a doublepost I don't know)
Bassoon wrote:Also, no two people on the internets are not axe murderers.


And someone might give you a jpg called 'cute puppy' that changes your desktop to goatse and logs your keystrokes.
by Benitosimies
Fri May 09, 2008 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Oblivion
Replies: 443
Views: 57199

Re: Oblivion

Tomorrow I'm taking my calculus & data structures finals, finishing packing some shit and then I hand in my key and go the fuck home. I'll mark my summer officially with Morroblivion. Good Vacation Times, those Morrowind Days. I came so close to beating Morrowind before my buddy wiped my hard dr...
by Benitosimies
Thu May 08, 2008 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dead Rising
Replies: 56
Views: 9523

Re: Dead Rising

Played it for a little at my brother-in-law's place. Why do the weapons vanish? I mean, I can understand the gun "vanishing" when you run out of ammo as you just chuck it to the side because it's worthless. But the lead pipe? The hell? And why the hell is a soccer ball more effective than...
by Benitosimies
Wed May 07, 2008 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Culture me! (AKA Favourite non-English music)
Replies: 87
Views: 8309

Re: Culture me! (AKA Favourite non-English music)

My favorites?

You already said Rammstein, but Rammstein.
I always say In Extremo, but In Extremo.
You know who's also cool is Korpiklaani
by Benitosimies
Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit(Hey this has spoilers okay guys?)
Replies: 9
Views: 2920

Re: Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit(Hey this has spoilers okay guys?)

lowbart wrote:
Spoiler:
Nobody besides me cares about the necrophilia at the end? Or how she got pregnant even though he was DEAD when they had sex in the subway?


I thought it was interesting.


Spoiler:
It's magic.
by Benitosimies
Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: "Practical" vs "Theoretical"
Replies: 9
Views: 3831

"Practical" vs "Theoretical"

I was reading about normalization in my database management book, and the book only teaches I think up to 4NF. It explains first that you lose the ability to relate as your database gets more and more normal, but then says it omits teaching higher normal forms because they are '[mainly of theoretica...
by Benitosimies
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Energy from Gravity?
Replies: 38
Views: 3559

Re: Energy from Gravity?

You should probably stick with liquid for the P tube. In my experience it's harder to float things with gases than with liquids. Little thought: If you line the ball and tube with the right things you could generate static electricity (I assume). EDIT: What's the plan for putting the ball at the bot...
by Benitosimies
Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black body
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Re: Black body

I'm not sure I understand the question here. To "absorb" radiation, it means you take the energy in the electromagnetic field of the light and dump it in to some other system (e.g., into the motion of electrons in the slab.) And "emission" is simply the reverse. Okay, that helps...
by Benitosimies
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black body
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Black body

I'm reading Introducing Quantum Theory (I like the pictures) to get my head around, uh, Quantum Theory. There's some things I don't understand. Please correct me if I need it. I'm up to the part with black bodies being awesome for measuring thermal radiation. If an oven has a little hole in it, radi...
by Benitosimies
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa
Replies: 32
Views: 5256

Re: Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa

I'm not sure if these have been mentioned yet: Not youtubing at work. I have no idea what these sound like, or if they are real. I just googled for [lyrics "fa fa"] and then -[whatever band came up] and kept narrowing my search iteratively. I could have kept going but I don't care about th...
by Benitosimies
Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 100166

Re: Metal

WHAT IS THIS
THAT STANDS BE-FORE ME


bwao BWAO bwaaoooooaoooaoooaooooooo
(bong bong bong)
by Benitosimies
Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Elric
Replies: 0
Views: 1357

Elric

I started rereading the first of this series because I first read it when I was ~12 years old and don't remember much of it except the torture doctor and the evil swords and that he's an albino. You get the idea. I'm only like a chapter into it and it's pretty cool how it mirrors real-world beliefs ...
by Benitosimies
Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 636883

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

FACM wrote:Gah! One dwarf is trying to have a party mid-flood, and another wave of immigrants is walking in. Where did these dwarves get their priorities?


When they drink they only ever drink booze. They're constantly really, really wasted on Mushroom Wine.
by Benitosimies
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Zelda:Twilight Princess
Replies: 161
Views: 20021

Re: Zelda:Twilight Princess

What I didn't like:
The weird little black thing telling you what to do and turning you into a dog. (Symbol for sexual frustration?)

What I did like:
Fighting that field full of hog-riding orcs! I was all like, HYAAAAAHHHHHH!!
by Benitosimies
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Silent Hill Series.... and Planks.
Replies: 45
Views: 7263

Re: The silent hill series

When I first saw him on the other side of that grate I was playing on this grainy little TV and I thought he was a naked fat hairy woman with a hidden face holding a baby, (gross part): pubes all tangled up with chunky afterbirth /gross part I tried doing that with nested spoilers but the b...
by Benitosimies
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Stoner Rock
Replies: 36
Views: 3717

Re: Stoner Rock

Corrosion of Conformity helps my brain function when I live on a campus full of douchebags who think that to rock is to be whiny. Yeah I know that I sound like a recursive whiny kid when I say that but my point is that COC is cool.
by Benitosimies
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Punk Rock
Replies: 131
Views: 11968

Re: Punk Rock

punk music is the best music. henry rollins ruined black flag. he made it macho and his aggro tough guy angst vocals get on my nerves. plus he's a huge asshole. See that's one of the only things I think is cool in Popular* music, having some macho asshole-kind of strength (although it stops being f...
by Benitosimies
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Chrono Trigger
Replies: 273
Views: 26146

Re: Chrono Trigger

Am resurrecting this thread to point out today's Wikipedia featured article =P wooo!.jpg It reminded me to play it again :D I seem to be in the habit of confronting Magus, losing and just not playing Chrono trigger for a while...it's a cycle D: however, I shall persevere! (I hope :P) Or just have h...
by Benitosimies
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Urban dead (GRAAAH!!!)
Replies: 444
Views: 38754

Re: Urban dead (GRAAAH!!!)

There is like no incentive in this game. If you die, you can get revived. If you got revived, you can just get killed again. There's no survival aspect to it. There is if you have a group against other groups, but the worst thing you can do to other groups is turn them into zombies. Temporarily. And...
by Benitosimies
Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Punk Rock
Replies: 131
Views: 11968

Re: Punk Rock

The Misfits rule.* My favorite is 'Horror Business'.









*with Danzig. Also yes I read the OP.
by Benitosimies
Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Urban dead (GRAAAH!!!)
Replies: 444
Views: 38754

Re: Urban dead (GRAAAH!!!)

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Can someone tell me the odds on missing 17 consecutive times when I have 50% accuracy?

Because I just did that.


100%
by Benitosimies
Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1117935

Re: What are you listening to?

New Order <=> Blue Monday
by Benitosimies
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Daft Punk
Replies: 54
Views: 6181

Re: Daft Punk

semicolon wrote:
Quakken wrote:the correct usage of hardcore.

enlighten us.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsEvLcrcKXY

That must be it.
by Benitosimies
Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit(Hey this has spoilers okay guys?)
Replies: 9
Views: 2920

Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit(Hey this has spoilers okay guys?)

I got this game Saturn's day and beat it last night. I liked it a lot more toward the beginning than toward the end. I thought the whole game would be about covering up my murders and staying out of prison as long as possible. It turned out to be about Mexican superpowers. :( Which, okay, fine, ...
by Benitosimies
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 636883

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

It wouldn't be that bad if you put staircases in some of the rooms and have all of the staircases accessible for their respective sections.
by Benitosimies
Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 636883

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

integral wrote:Usually I get a legendary Engraver to go over them. It absurdly increases value.


I don't think you can engrave Constructed walls, only fortify them.
by Benitosimies
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 636883

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Yeah, I always make sure to bring a bauxite block or two when settling a magma map. Now that I've played magma, it's hard to go back. A large part of me knows that it isn't that hard to get the charcoal and sand being renewable isn't that important (because stone is almost as renewable), but it's m...
by Benitosimies
Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:33 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Lyrics that really speak to you
Replies: 89
Views: 10940

Re: Lyrics that really speak to you

From Nature Nous Semont Nature nous semont D'avoir cœur désirant Adonc conquerons-nous Oliver et Rollant (Approx. English translation) Then nature drives us To have a heart with a desire for action Then we will conquer Oliver and Roland I might just like how it fits in the song but it has become a s...

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