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by Manial
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1173513

Re: Minecraft

But the only known mushroom biome at the time was some 10 kilometers away over sea. Waaaaooh! :shock: Roosevelt or monkey or some op maybe spawned them in? Nope, as I recall someone (I don't remember who) actually made the boat trip with the cows in tow. (At least I assume they did, seeing as they ...
by Manial
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1173513

Re: Minecraft

MA Talk: It looks like someone came back in the last couple of hours and broke the remaining beds in the mob farm. I think this means that this thread could be being monitored. It's probably best to communicate anything vital using something less public.
by Manial
Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1173513

Re: Minecraft

Also, wolves confuse me. I tamed a few the first night as I was walking to the rendezvous location and figured they had died since I didn't see them again. Strangely enough, today I was working on stuff and what do you know, I have a wolf following me. I'm confused as to how he could suddenly remem...
by Manial
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1173513

Re: Minecraft

Well I finally completed the ~7k journey (decided to take a large detour around the 0,0 area) from my temporary base to the group base, went up, had a look around and I couldn't see anyone (saw Magna on the player list though). So I decided to check out the mine to see if anyone was there, aaaand I ...
by Manial
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1173513

Re: Minecraft

I too started in MA, made a small underground home for myself in the middle of a massive tundra biome, with a decoy home on the surface. Unfortunately someone already found my real home. Luckily they didn't take anything! I'm in the large positive numbers for Z. Can someone PM me the coordinates of ...
by Manial
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1173513

Re: Minecraft

Also I have copied the aesthetics of the melon farm to make it fit in. I hope whoever built the melon farm doesnt mind. Not at all! Sorry I've been a bit busy lately, I was going to suggest building a sugar and cactus floor (or floors) into the current farm tower, but a stand-alone farm is better! ...
by Manial
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sim City
Replies: 333
Views: 77397

Re: Sim City

I'm cautiously optimistic about this. On one hand, it's being developed by Maxis again (Societies was the only main series game not developed by Maxis), and it sound like they're aiming for something much more like SC4 than Societies. On the other hand, it's not even going to be released this year a...
by Manial
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1173513

Re: Minecraft

jestingrabbit wrote:Does anyone have a magic wand for finding nether fortresses? Could I borrow it? I'll bring it back.
I think Infina or Kiid has one, because we managed to stumble upon at least 5 on the way to the Antarctic portal.
by Manial
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1173513

Re: Minecraft

The T flip-flops that JestingRabbit found would work work quite nicely. Repeater clocks often lock up when the chunk unloads/reloads, you'll have to restart it quite a bit. EDIT: I fail at reading thouroughly you did mention it having lockup issues. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12632309/2012-02-21_12.13...
by Manial
Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1173513

Re: Minecraft

In the plains city, (is that Plains City?) does anyone have any plans for the redstone circuits behind the melon farm, and if not, is it ok if it's dismantled? Looking for a good place to put a spleef arena. Oh the redstone circuits there are just temporary, I'm experimenting to try and find a desi...
by Manial
Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1173513

Re: Minecraft

Pigmen aren't affected by lighting. The thing is, I've encountered pigmen in the 1x2 express track. Lining with slabs would at least make it easier to get around them, though. Right now it's really hard to get past at all. That's interesting, I have never seen a pigman in the 1x2 express tunnels an...
by Manial
Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1173513

Re: Minecraft

So after some testing it appears that flaming arrows can't set blocks on fire, so thankfully our houses should be safe (though I am sad that we can't use them as a long-range flint and steel). If you want to play singleplayer 1.1 but still be able to play on the server, just keep a backup of the min...
by Manial
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1173513

Re: Minecraft

I think the apple thing was included in a common server plugin before, but is now in the main game. It always struck me as weird that something as mundane as apples were among the rarest items in the game, so I'm happy. Also one of the bow enchantments gives you flaming arrows, which sounds like it ...
by Manial
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1173513

Re: Minecraft

Steax wrote:Also, magna, what's that roof gonna be? Giant spiral?

EDIT: Is anyone else having issues getting on the server? Or is my connection screwing up again?
A seashell!

And yeah I haven't been able to get on the server for a few hours, so it's not just you.
by Manial
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Phantom hourglass on the 3DS
Replies: 7
Views: 3414

Re: Phantom hourglass on the 3DS

DARTHVADER97 wrote:i am at the bit where you have to call out to astrid but because there is no microphone it is NOT possible can someone PLEASE let me know if there is a solution
There is a microphone on the 3DS. It's the very small hole below and a little to the right of the Start button.
by Manial
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1173513

Re: Minecraft

So Manial and I did some messing around with the Mooshrooms he was breeding, and long story short, we now have a design for a soup bowl refilling station. Next step is to determine what material to construct them out of to make them look good, and then make a soup kitchen and some smaller refilling...
by Manial
Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1173513

Re: Minecraft

Could I be whitelisted on the server? I finally have time to get back into Minecraft, and multiplayer sounds like amazing fun now. My MC username is the same as my xkcd one, thanks.
by Manial
Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword
Replies: 32
Views: 5387

Re: Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword

I have to agree with the motion controls being generally sucky. Maybe I just have a dodgy wiimote (It's one of the gold ones that came with the game though), but a lot of the time the sword will take longer to swing around from a different stance than the Bokoblin's so I end up getting zapped a lot....
by Manial
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dota 2 : Dota Harder
Replies: 339
Views: 90390

Re: Dota 2 Beta

If anyone's interested in joining the beta, you should take the survey on the Dota 2 Blog. Valve are going to expand the beta in a few days.
by Manial
Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New broad spectrum anti-viral developed at MIT
Replies: 48
Views: 7849

Re: New broad spectrum anti-viral developed at MIT

The way I see it, this will never be used for the common cold, at least not in the post-superbug world. But if it works for humans it would be great for the immunocompromised and very elderly/frail.
by Manial
Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Need some help: Nintendo Wii versus Gamecube
Replies: 44
Views: 4030

Re: Need some help: Nintendo Wii versus Gamecube

I think aiming with the wiimote is the best thing about the Wii: When I played MP1 on the Gamecube I got frustrated enough to quit at the second boss, but being able to aim with the wiimote made MP1 the amazing game everyone kept telling me it was. The Metroid Prime Trilogy is definitely the best Wi...
by Manial
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nintendo 3DS - Soon to be Cheaper, Still Headache Inducing
Replies: 120
Views: 24987

Re: Nintendo 3DS - Soon to be Cheaper, Still Headache Induci

OK, so I have to ask, re: the new thread title, for those of you that get headaches from playing the 3DS... where do you put the 3D slider? Up the top, in physically-impossible-to-view eyestrain mode? Or somewhere in the middle, in physically-reasonable happyland? When I switch 3D on I keep it abou...
by Manial
Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australian Attorneys-General almost agree to R18+ games
Replies: 26
Views: 2606

Re: Australian Attorneys-General almost agree to R18+ games

I'd say that the reason nothing happened for so long was due to a combination of apathy of the general populace (sure most people were in favour of an R18+ rating, but very few people were actually bothered to do anything or change the way they vote), and a very vocal minority in opposition (the ACL...
by Manial
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "1-tip" ads used to harvest credit card numbers
Replies: 23
Views: 4180

Re: "1-tip" ads used to harvest credit card numbers

At my old office we had an argument with a woman who insisted that if you starve yourself, you gain weight. We tried to explain to her that while, yes, plain starvation is not the healthiest (or necessarily quickest) way to lose weight, but the simple fact is that if you eat absolutely nothing you ...
by Manial
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police taze and beat underaged mentally handicapped boy.
Replies: 83
Views: 7903

Re: Police taze and beat underaged mentally handicapped boy.

However, to all the people saying that this is symptomatic of a systematic problem with the police force, I'd advise you to either be aware of selection bias, or show how common and occurrence this really is. Well cops are twice as likely to rape someone and five times as likely to murder someone, ...
by Manial
Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 322370

Re: Team Fortress 2

I love the Tomislav + the Enforcer. Those are the only new items I've gotten so far though. Oh and apparently The Detonator can no longer flare jump. Goddammit Valve, give Pyros something :x It kinda half-heartedly pushes the pyro a bit at the moment. I'm really sad that they nerfed the detonator, ...
by Manial
Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lulzsec
Replies: 230
Views: 28973

Re: Lulzsec

This new hacktivism certainly seems to be at odds with their previous messages of "This is the lulz lizard era, where we do things just because we find it entertaining.", and "We release personal data so that equally evil people can entertain us with what they do with it.".
by Manial
Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 640584

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

On the diet-baby-sex thing, I always thought that it's because females are more useful evolutionarily. As one male can mate with multiple females, females are more necessary for continuing the species. Males just compete with each other, and occasionally attack other males and possibly their offspri...
by Manial
Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Question your longheld stereotypes...
Replies: 263
Views: 20042

Re: Question your longheld stereotypes...

Was it anything like the situation we had here in Australia in 1975? I don't know what happened there, so I guess you can decide for yourself. Gist of it was: Opposition Liberals, NDP and Bloc wanted to form a coalition, giving the a majority, and Conservative PM Stephen Harper was all like "H...
by Manial
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill
Replies: 107
Views: 7864

Re: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill

Nonetheless, Archbishop Dolan sounded somewhat pessimistic about the outcome.

“We’re realistic to know the forces pushing this are very strong,” he said on WGDJ-AM. “They’re well oiled. They’re well financed.”
It's nice to know that the Archbishop is thinking of strong, rich, well oiled men.
by Manial
Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wii U - (a.k.a. Wii 2, Wii HD and Project Café)
Replies: 30
Views: 3036

Re: Wii U - (a.k.a. Wii 2, Wii HD and Project Café)

As it turns out, apparently we still don't have any clue at all what the Wii U's graphics will look like. I'd guess it's probably still somewhat accurate - assuming Nintendo will probably aim for the pricepoint the 360 and PS3 are at right now, adding a little to turn a profit off the hardware, and...
by Manial
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wii U - (a.k.a. Wii 2, Wii HD and Project Café)
Replies: 30
Views: 3036

Re: Wii U - (a.k.a. Wii 2, Wii HD and Project Café)

I'm quite excited for it, even though it's going to be at least another year before it comes out, (my guess is September 2012). My biggest worry is that it'll only stay relevant for a year or two before the next Playstation and Xbox come out - and they're sure to be much more powerful - meaning that...
by Manial
Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man rudely reclines seat, fighter jets scrambled
Replies: 63
Views: 6259

Re: Man rudely reclines seat, fighter jets scrambled

"If you kids don't behave I will TURN this plane right back around and we'll all just go home!" "But he reclined his..." "That's it, we're going home" Is what I like to imagine the conversation went. Also, how many fighter jets is exactly needed to deal with something ...
by Manial
Thu May 26, 2011 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14032
Views: 1919598

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

One of the more suspicious police reports I've seen... http://updatednews.ca/2011/05/25/assailant-suffers-injuries-from-fall/ Orville Smith, a store manager for Best Buy in Augusta, Ga., told police he observed a male customer, later identified as Tyrone Jackson of Augusta, on surveillance cameras ...
by Manial
Wed May 25, 2011 9:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wikipedia, first link loops
Replies: 57
Views: 29646

Re: Wikipedia, first link loops

I stumbled across Patient -> Therapy -> Medical diagnosis -> Disease -> Symptom -> Patient the other day.

But someone broke it by linking 'abnormal' on the Disease page, which of course sucks you back into the Philosophy loop. :cry:
by Manial
Sun May 22, 2011 9:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Trolling efficiency
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

Re: Trolling efficiency

I find the "[No. of dislikes] people are [insult/enemies of the video creators/wronged party in the video]" comments more aggravating to be honest.
by Manial
Wed May 11, 2011 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb redux
Replies: 511
Views: 273968

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

The I of It is pretty enjoyable. Mostly because of the narration, to be honest.
by Manial
Mon May 09, 2011 8:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mobile phones
Replies: 74
Views: 7857

Re: mobile phones

I have a Desire HD and I have to say, good choice, it's pretty awesome. The only problem I have is that the screen is maybe a bit too big, I always feel kinda clumsy taking it out of my pocket.
by Manial
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic Novels
Replies: 136
Views: 14123

Re: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic No

This is why people shouldn't take advice from 90's movies.
by Manial
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0891: "Movie Ages"
Replies: 158
Views: 30464

Re: 891: Movie Ages

For some reason I parsed the Little Mermaid line as "There is a smaller gap between the moon landing and this movie, than there is between the moon landing and today", which seemed odd as you can say that about any movie that's been released after 1927.

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