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by ParanoidDrone
Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Recommend me an Antivirus
Replies: 18
Views: 1652

Re: Recommend me an Antivirus

I actually used Comodo too, and was quite happy with it.

Looks like Avast is the one everyone's suggesting. I'll go with that then.
by ParanoidDrone
Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Recommend me an Antivirus
Replies: 18
Views: 1652

Recommend me an Antivirus

I finally got around to installing Windows 7 (yay), and did it in such a way that wiped everything on the drive. Bye bye bloatware. I used to use AVG, but one of their recent updates yanks control away from whatever I'm doing every half hour on the dot. This includes minimizing any fullscreen games ...
by ParanoidDrone
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: forums.xkcd.com
Replies: 70
Views: 17114

Re: forums.xkcd.com

Ah, that did it. Thanks.
by ParanoidDrone
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: forums.xkcd.com
Replies: 70
Views: 17114

Re: forums.xkcd.com

I'm not sure why, but trying to log into forums.xkcd.com isn't working. No errors will appear, and it will tell me I've successfully logged in, but I'll remain logged out when it redirects me to the index. forums.xkcd.com still works fine.
by ParanoidDrone
Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PhotoSketch: from stick figures to photorealism
Replies: 20
Views: 2826

Re: PhotoSketch: from stick figures to photorealism

Outchanter wrote:No doubt it's only a matter of time before someone converts the entire xkcd archive into photosketches. I wonder which web image will be chosen to play the part of the black hat guy?

Maybe Yahtzee? He does have a black hat.
by ParanoidDrone
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Congressional leaders fight against posting bills online
Replies: 54
Views: 4691

Re: Congressional leaders fight against posting bills online

"Breaking News: The vote on the latest bill has been delayed due to a segfault."

That'd be awesome to watch.
by ParanoidDrone
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your favourite phrases, quotes and lyrical exerpts.
Replies: 141
Views: 22247

Re: Your favourate phrases, quotes and lyrical exerpts.

Most of my favorite quotes end up on my favorites list because they're funny, not because they're insightful in any way. With that said... I'm not going to confront anyone. I was raised properly -- I talk about people behind their backs. It's called "manners." This is probably one of my al...
by ParanoidDrone
Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

That's why I did it. :P Of course, it works in reverse, distracting RED so they can't defend the cart itself, but the way I did it ensures a stream of enemies.
by ParanoidDrone
Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

Just had a couple of great rounds being a total dick as a Spy. Defending Gravelpit, I pretty much stalked everyone who entered A and made more than a few backstabs, only to run away and hide with the Cloak & Dagger. (Rooftops make great hiding spots.) Cue Pyros and Demomen spamming every square ...
by ParanoidDrone
Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 752347

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

There was an ad not too long ago that was for some sort of credit offer thingamabob aimed at the folks with less-than-perfect credit blah blah blah, nothing new. Except that it was presented as a news flash, and except for the disclaimer at the bottom and the blatant advertising dialogue, was actual...
by ParanoidDrone
Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

I can confirm that it works. Also, imagine if you retained your invincibility/kritz effect while holding the Ubersaw...build an Uber and go to town. :shock:
by ParanoidDrone
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

There's also this blog post, which explains how the crit system changed when they reduced the overall crit chance. Also explains how auto and non-auto weapons roll differently for crits.
by ParanoidDrone
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

Yeah. It's frustrating with Spy in particular because unless you know what you're doing, being an nth Spy typically does nothing except heighten the enemy's paranoia. Which just makes life difficult for the good Spies.
by ParanoidDrone
Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Repackaging debt: the sequel
Replies: 15
Views: 2718

Re: Repackaging debt: the sequel

They have clearly not learned from the last fiasco. I can't decide if they're stupid, naive, or hoping no one will notice.
by ParanoidDrone
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

No, I totally missed any train shenanigans, but was that the day it was on Party Mode? (Also, check your friends list.)

(But if I was there, I totally would have gone Spy and used the Dead Ringer.)

EDIT: 500th post!
by ParanoidDrone
Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

Just came back from some fun rounds, Pipeline in particular. Not only was I causing some actual damage, but I got Ubered by an enemy Medic while disguised. While Ubered, I...actually, just look at the screencaps a spectator took. Picture 1 Picture 2 Quoting myself to avert the curse of the page-bot...
by ParanoidDrone
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

Just came back from some fun rounds, Pipeline in particular. Not only was I causing some actual damage, but I got Ubered by an enemy Medic while disguised. While Ubered, I...actually, just look at the screencaps a spectator took.

Picture 1
Picture 2
by ParanoidDrone
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532116

Re: Rant Thread

When you get a puppy, it's inevitable that you'll find a few messes on the floor, which is fine. My dad (who is the one who insisted on getting it) has agreed that it's his responsibility to pick it up, and he's done a good job with that so far. However, when the dog graduates from "floor"...
by ParanoidDrone
Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

Yeah, the Razorback may seem useless on the grounds that only the dumbest Spies will actually try to stab you with it, but unless you're relatively alone, I'll just pass by you. It's just not worth drawing attention to myself by shooting you to death when I can get the Medic over there instead. Of c...
by ParanoidDrone
Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

So. Backstabs. They've been buggy for as long as I can remember, and now they just got a little stranger. Apparently melee hitboxes are big enough for you to backstab someone without actually looking at their back. (Seriously, WTF. Video.)
by ParanoidDrone
Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...
Replies: 547
Views: 149281

Re: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...

Also, for pokemon platinum, to get the regigigas, you need to catch three regis; regice, registeel and regirock. However, to catch these in game, you need to have a special regigigas from a nintendo event. ..... So to get regigigas, you need a regigigas. ?! The Regigigas in the temple can be caught...
by ParanoidDrone
Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...
Replies: 547
Views: 149281

Re: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...

So I was in Wayward Cave and saw a wild Geodude. A shiny one. Cue excited "OMGOMGOMG" from me, etc.

Then it used Selfdestruct.
by ParanoidDrone
Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 4chan alternative?
Replies: 50
Views: 21163

Re: 4chan alternative?

And now I want to surf /b/ again. Thanks guys. Thanks a lot.
by ParanoidDrone
Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9228305

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

I am so freaking nervous about my job it's not even funny. There's only so much fifty bazillion "these are the different kinds of shoes, here's how we put up displays, the signs go here, etc" things can help you prepare, and I have no idea what I'll actually be doing once I get there. Almo...
by ParanoidDrone
Tue May 26, 2009 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Military Draft
Replies: 124
Views: 10029

Re: Military Draft

I would start entertaining notions of moving to Canada, cold weather be damned.

Although, aren't college students exempt from it? Or are my sources wrong?
by ParanoidDrone
Mon May 25, 2009 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

I thought it wouldn't help against lethal damage? For example, a fully charged headshot? Yes, but it also comes with a massive damage reduction. And it checks for the lethality of a hit after the damage is reduced. I don't think anyone expected this, but it's not broken either. (IMO anyway, and I'v...
by ParanoidDrone
Mon May 25, 2009 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

Specifically, you get a 90% damage reduction. So you'll survive the train, but unless you get the hell out of the way afterwards, it'll hit you again and you'll still die. (Or so I heard, I've only gotten the Cloak and Dagger for the Spy.) Speaking of the Cloak and Dagger, it's an amazing watch that...
by ParanoidDrone
Thu May 21, 2009 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

Shortly before Jarate actually got its update page, refreshing the Ambassador page would occasionally result in an alternate image of a Jarate jar flying in from the right side of the screen, with the Spy looking sideways at it. Considering this is how they hinted at the Spy update (with a decloakin...
by ParanoidDrone
Wed May 20, 2009 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

Jarate? Seriously? I was positive that was a throwaway April Fool's joke. :(

Although if Spy already backstabbed Sniper, who's throwing the jar? :shock:
by ParanoidDrone
Sun May 17, 2009 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

And it's cracked. You can find it on YouTube and probably every filehosting site ever.

(For my part, I will say that it is epic. The Spy is totally a sneaky bastard.)
by ParanoidDrone
Sat May 16, 2009 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

Well, I'm a bit more excited than usual since I use Spy far more often than any other class. And those new cloaking watches are sex on a stick.
by ParanoidDrone
Fri May 15, 2009 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

I squee'd irl.

This is going to be so much fuuuun~

(Also, I still break into a grin every time I look at the Spy update page.)
by ParanoidDrone
Thu May 14, 2009 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Wii, Nintendo, and their Audience - Philosophical Musing
Replies: 262
Views: 17114

Re: Nintendo "abanoning" core fanbase?

Somehow I find it difficult to believe you played the game very much, if at all. Button mashing still doesn't work, and hitting people 2 characters away? Are you talking about characters like Lucas, who have psychic attacks? I think he's referring to Snake, who's up and forward tilt's hitboxes exte...
by ParanoidDrone
Wed May 13, 2009 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Home Internets
Replies: 23
Views: 1515

Re: Home Internets

Btw with a router that means you'd need two spare ethernet cables so that one goes between the modem and your router, another goes to original computer and a third would go to laptop (if you wanted that). The distance between the modem and router could allow for any length of ethernet, I think ther...
by ParanoidDrone
Wed May 13, 2009 3:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: what would you choose as your super power?
Replies: 636
Views: 73750

Re: what would you choose as your super power?

Man, I'm gonna get creamed for this... I'm a fan of TV Tropes and should know what to expect, but dammit I want that hour of my life back. <_< Guess I'd better make this an on-topic post... I've always thought teleportation would be an awesome power to have, since I'm slightly obsessed with being o...
by ParanoidDrone
Wed May 13, 2009 3:07 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Home Internets
Replies: 23
Views: 1515

Re: Home Internets

I actually have a spare ethernet cable, so a setup like this should work, no? (I've been looking for an excuse to pick up a wireless router for a while now.) --Computer | Modem---Router= | --Laptop (Wireless) Tamasan, that was really helpful, thanks. ^_^
by ParanoidDrone
Tue May 12, 2009 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Guardian &c. caught copying from Wikipedia
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: The Guardian &c. caught copying from Wikipedia

I remember reading about this. Apparently he was seeing whether or not the media would verify the quote or not. Wikipedia called bullshit on it twice, while everyone else copypasta'd it without a second thought. And after he made it public what he did, only one paper fessed up and admitted they were...
by ParanoidDrone
Tue May 12, 2009 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Home Internets
Replies: 23
Views: 1515

Home Internets

This is slightly embarrassing for me, since I should know how to take care of this already. And in a way, I do, but I'd like to know if there's an easier way to do it. I'm home for the summer, where our internet is a) a lot slower compared to that at the university and b) is not wireless. The family...
by ParanoidDrone
Mon May 04, 2009 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 404699

Re: Team Fortress 2

I've got a question to ask you guys: What is your reaction when someone on the enemy team is apparently doing everything in your power to target you and only you, be it on purpose or not? I ask because I recently spent about half of a Badwater round doing nothing but sapping an Engineer's teleporter...
by ParanoidDrone
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Senate Bill Could Let Prez Veto the internet
Replies: 8
Views: 1475

Re: Senate Bill Could Let Prez Veto the internet

Galen wrote:The bill was referred to committee on April 1st.

wat

Anyway, it seems that this is just limited to official US Government websites, not the Internet as a whole. I'm going to agree with headprogrammingczar here.

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