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by philsov
Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Creator of the Pop-Up Ad Issues a Public Apology
Replies: 16
Views: 5855

Re: Creator of the Pop-Up Ad Issues a Public Apology

and every time I see that gif all I can see is a water droplet reverse-bouncing off his nose.
by philsov
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What is the best Match-3 Puzzle Game on the App Market?
Replies: 6
Views: 2391

Re: What is the best Match-3 Puzzle Game on the App Market?

The problem I found with puzzles and dragons is that the mechanic is not very intuitive at all. It's not like Candy Crush or bejeweled but much more complex. That's fine if you want that in a game, but its definitely not very casual friendly. And I for one am happy to see a decoupling between "...
by philsov
Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What is the best Match-3 Puzzle Game on the App Market?
Replies: 6
Views: 2391

Re: What is the best Match-3 Puzzle Game on the App Market?

(smells like bot...) Puzzles and Dragons, imo. It's the child of Pokemon and Bejeweled. There's a slot machine that spits out rare monsters, and monsters you fight in dungeons can also often be recruiting onto your team. Really hard dungeons let you capture the boss to use on your team. There's 5 co...
by philsov
Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8623
Views: 1408266

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

azule wrote:It would be worse if I could see what is happening in the last frame. What is happening, and where is it from?


Firefly/Serenity.

Spoiler:
Wash the lovable pilot gets impaled and subsequently dies.
by philsov
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

Magic is boring but highly effective.

It's a liiiittle slower than melee but the safety it offers due to range is just spectacular. Said it before (and will probably say it again) -- Faraam Helmet magic snipes are epic.
by philsov
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do you organize your files?
Replies: 21
Views: 6501

Re: How do you organize your files?

mostly by format movies/TV music photos/pictures programs documents/pdf's/ebooks games then subsections therein; I enjoy a moderate balance between not needing to double click through additional folders and not needing to scroll through a massive list. I've got a couple unsorted folders from old mem...
by philsov
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who Shot First? The Theoretical Physicist's Answer.
Replies: 4
Views: 2510

Re: Who Shot First? The Theoretical Physicist's Answer.

My response would pretty much be this SMBC comic.
by philsov
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: At what age should fitness be taught
Replies: 3
Views: 4522

Re: At what age should fitness be taught

Never too young and never too late, even for adults. The number of adults that are "beyond help" is pretty small (yet visible), imo. As a parent it's a matter of leading by example in your food selection, portion sizes, and activity level, starting pretty much as soon as they're walking. A...
by philsov
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trigger Warning: Cards against Humanity author accused of...
Replies: 33
Views: 6934

Re: Trigger Warning: Cards against Humanity author accused o

Was there any reason WHY this person came out with this now? I can't access Facebook or the like from work so I haven't really looked into it. Was there something special going on with this Cards Against Humanity guy recently that drove this? She finally had the courage to after the Santa Barbara s...
by philsov
Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trigger Warning: Cards against Humanity author accused of...
Replies: 33
Views: 6934

Re: Trigger Warning: Cards against Humanity author accused o

Indeed. In the US at least, we have "Innocent until proven guilty". That means in cases like this, we should presume the accused party to be innocent. Yes. Realistically, that means that crimes only have a limited amount of time when you can report them. Evidence disappears with time. Do ...
by philsov
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fitness for the fitness impaired
Replies: 17
Views: 7861

Re: Fitness for the fitness impaired

I see no progress, I quit. Which is also why I'm harping on this whole food log thing. Pending the precision of your bathroom scale, results are visible in less than two weeks. You-in-the-mirror changes don't really happen for about a month, and that's if you're looking for 'em. It's the nature of ...
by philsov
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fitness for the fitness impaired
Replies: 17
Views: 7861

Re: Fitness for the fitness impaired

I don't keep any real records So start? Now? Especially for stuff like hot dogs and buns. There a label on their package. You can look at those. It's very convenient. (Your average-sized oscar meyer hotdog is ~150 calories, and a bun is ~110). No real discomfort yet, I apparently need to start doin...
by philsov
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fitness for the fitness impaired
Replies: 17
Views: 7861

Re: Fitness for the fitness impaired

Also, BW training is different from weight, right? I do it every day rather than some schedule with rest days inbetween? Really depends on the routine. Any given muscle that gets heavily worked needs a rest day. If you're doing a full body routine (using either free weights or bodyweight) then ther...
by philsov
Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trigger Warning: Cards against Humanity author accused of...
Replies: 33
Views: 6934

Re: Trigger Warning: Cards against Humanity author accused o

And in the absence of facts, the citizens of the internet will react angrily as they pick sides and assume realities that they have no proof for. Sounds like something worth perpetuating! But if there is a lesson to be learned here, its to seek justice when it is still possible to seek justice. Whi...
by philsov
Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Nightbird's Log
Replies: 71
Views: 21882

Re: Nightbird's Log

nothing to comment on directly, but digging the form in your avatar.

keep it up!
by philsov
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 36199

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

I recently watched Men In Black and I'd tend to agree with something they commented on. People are stupid. Individually, they aren't. Groups of people act in weird ways.But if you have a conversation with a person on normal things most often they seem reasonable. Came here to make the same comment....
by philsov
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 553016

Re: League of Legends

Any favorite champions for the newest one for all/mirror mode? I liked Lee Sin, monks flying everywhere. Garen was 'beyblade olympics', and people were singing 'Its raining men" with pantheon. Urgot. A corrosive bomb blast enables ALL Urgots to home into that target Lots of ult swapping madnes...
by philsov
Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

Do no-bonfire runs also forbid use of white soapstones? That's also a really easy to restore spell casts, health, and durability. Nah, you're free to get summoned. But the restoration only works if the host doesn't die, and sometimes... that's not always the case. Repair powder is another stockable...
by philsov
Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

So... doing a no bonfire run is surprisingly easy, on new game plus. You can skip most of the fluff since you gathered it all the first time around, and you're able to stock the hell up on herbs and lifegems to make up for the lack of flask/spell regen. You just have to plot your course kind of care...
by philsov
Sun May 25, 2014 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FRACT OSC - Realm of the Techno Gods
Replies: 5
Views: 2805

Re: FRACT OSC - Realm of the Techno Gods

Picked it up and played it over the weekend. Was an experience, if nothing else. Total playtime was probably 8ish hours. Open world, with an intuitive enough puzzle system; go into one of three branches, then complete the puzzles ideally in order between single line, double line (teepee), three line...
by philsov
Tue May 20, 2014 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

Yes dawg, they did.

Spoiler:
That bonfire in the pit behind the rune guardian is easy access to Dark Covenant stuff.


Also! said bonfire has a pretty cool armor set near it. The Faraam helm is great for caster sniping because it has a built in crosshair <3
by philsov
Mon May 19, 2014 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: roband's life turnaround
Replies: 112
Views: 48546

Re: roband's life turnaround

/poke

How's the progress?
by philsov
Thu May 15, 2014 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

Re: Sign of the King Doors

Spoiler:
Nah, those are the 3 of em. You're good to go play with dragons and gem lizards.

The wall smash is a lovely random moment. That treasure in the corner is good bait.
by philsov
Tue May 13, 2014 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

No, mundane requires all stats. But vig/vit/end/agi are going to be staples on most characters (imo), while dex falling to the wayside on a str-heavy character, or completely neglecting either int or faith is common. ~ I don't think either PvP covenant is good, imo. The rat stuff involves YOU gettin...
by philsov
Tue May 13, 2014 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

As mundane you're kinda badass all around. Indeed. It's a very fun playstyle, but that's subjective. My mundane sea bow does more damage than my first character's Blackbow (S scaling in dex, with character 50/50 dex/faith), and I've got a fast weapon with decent damage per swing, enchanted with a w...
by philsov
Tue May 13, 2014 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

Dark is its own element, like "magic" or "lightning" or "fire". Some mobs are weak to it, some are stronger. Its bonus scales similar to Fire; a healthy mix of Int and Faith will do it right. The "dark" spells, aka Hexes, need a combination of Int and Faith to...
by philsov
Mon May 12, 2014 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

Re: Smelter Demon Yeah, he's a bit trickier. You can't just shield-tank him like a lot of the other swordy bosses, because, you know, FIRE sword. So things like Flame defense ring are handy, and good rolling. I hit respawn cap on the guy while attemping him. Finally managed it by going melee...
by philsov
Mon May 12, 2014 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

Man, who was in charge of the PC port, and how fired are they? There's no way it's okay to make a game for PC where all of the instructions show XBox buttons. Press right stick while running to dash? I don't fucking have one! Edit: also, have any of you figured out backstab? I can't seem to get it ...
by philsov
Fri May 09, 2014 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

Random advice/response towards ST: You need either a dark orb or a punch to make that bad guy crash open that shanty door for you. It takes a fair amount of patience; I managed to roll to avoid a punch to get that out of them. You mean the door in the pit of Majula? It needs a key from an area you h...
by philsov
Thu May 08, 2014 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

I mean, I'm honestly somewhat afraid of enemies I take down quickly before they do anything to me first, as now I *really* assume they have a one-shot kill attack, since they went down so fast. They just want hugs :D I hear ya Koa on the action aspect; actions are generally "queued" in, s...
by philsov
Wed May 07, 2014 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

The Undead Purgatory Boss Fight is Amaaaaazing. Amen to that. Got good mileage out of the Force spell on that one. It's mostly execution, but tricksey. At any rate, here's my questions.. looking for Yes/No answers here. I feel the need to expand on these answered; so 2 spoilers per :p Undead Purgat...
by philsov
Tue May 06, 2014 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is North America
Replies: 23
Views: 8876

Re: What is North America

Pretty much what Jude said. There's the continent of North America, which everything north of panama -- and the region of North America, which doesn't include things south of mexico because that second region is referred to as Central America, which as a continent does not exist.
by philsov
Mon May 05, 2014 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

Made into the castle with my mundane build character. It's been pretty fun so far; surely more melee-reliant (ie, faster, but more prone to death) than my first playthrough. I've heard how OP mundane is with Santier's spear, but I don't have the stats for it just yet; 18 dex and str currently. I'm u...
by philsov
Mon May 05, 2014 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Burned, Buried or Dumped?
Replies: 84
Views: 17964

Re: Burned, Buried or Dumped?

immediately turned to ash
Ash used to fertilize tree

We'll just skip the decomposition step and go straight to fertilizer.
by philsov
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2186
Views: 307100

Re: Diablo III

Also -- enable elective mode Enokh. This'll open up a loooot more build options (multiple secondaries, e.g)
by philsov
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

Also wondering if I should spend a branch of yore on the one stone lion guy near the one way tree bridge back to the bonfire. He's standing all alone, not blocking anything - so wondering if there is a reason to unfreeze him. Maybe he has the key to the room near the frog guys. Have two branches le...
by philsov
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 2
Replies: 163
Views: 29180

Re: Dark Souls 2

Suck it up and deal with it. That one! Standard strat is as follows: Fight the first one on the small platform. If they fall off, use that as a good time to drink up/rebuff/whatever. As the first one dies, the other two will aggro. There's a little bit of a lag, so you can get #2 to 1/2 - 3/4 h...
by philsov
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8225
Views: 1099097

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

A quick search reveals "lovefriend" and "paramour" Any more ideas? Companion? idk. I view 'partner' as committed long term stuff; only alternate seems to be (boy/girl)friend. Sucks that there is no intermediate term. ~ Got heckled twice by random drunk people walking home with t...
by philsov
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8225
Views: 1099097

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

The problem with being bi is that most people tend to be in a relationship with a single person at a time. So people are either going to claim that you're gay but just in denial, or actually straight and claiming to be bi for attention. That's... never happened to me. If nothing else people at leas...
by philsov
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 35855

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

You do know how to use google, right? I just used it to look up cisplaining and it seems like quite the nonsequitur from the previous discussion topic. Then it got me here , which is something neither you nor nordic nor t-form will appreciate. But don't take Murray's word for it, consider what Sylv...

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