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by SummerGlauFan
Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13990
Views: 1889139

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

It grabbed a bag of peanuts in the ensuing confusion and made good its escape.
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Voyager 1 Reaches New Region of Space
Replies: 44
Views: 7403

Re: Voyager 1 Reaches New Region of Space

Assuming the Oort Cloud even exists at all.
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Slaughtering horses for human consumption now legal in US
Replies: 92
Views: 8796

Re: Slaughtering horses for human consumption now legal in U

I honestly did not know it was illegal to slaughter horses. That said, I can't see many companies doing it, because frankly how much horse meat are you likely to sell in America?
by SummerGlauFan
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sandusky Scandal at Penn State [trigger warning]
Replies: 97
Views: 11801

Re: Sandusky Scandal at Penn State [trigger warning]

Just my two cents, but in every single job I have ever had, if I saw anything illegal happening I was to report it to my superior/managers/whatever, and let them handle the police. In this case, I would say the buck should have stopped at the head coach, who should have control of firing all assista...
by SummerGlauFan
Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post when you die/Lose
Replies: 119
Views: 17608

Re: Post when you die/Lose

Portal 2 co-op. I was playing with my sister, and she betrayed me by opening a portal under my feet that opened over the side of a cliff. On another map, we were having a hard time figuring out how to get past a door that only was open for about 2 seconds at a time. So, I thought "I'll wedge it...
by SummerGlauFan
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Friday Afternoon Blues?
Replies: 15
Views: 3533

Re: Friday Afternoon Blues?

Get up, go to work, lift heavy oxygen tanks and concentrators until after sundown, try to get off on time, usually get blasted with a last-minute setup, curse, be out until 8-10 p.m.
by SummerGlauFan
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bearpocalypse
Replies: 13
Views: 2453

Re: Bearpocalypse

But as for bears, a whole other question arises - is it just grizzly bears, or does the Virus/Mutation/Demon/Alien affect other species of the Ursus genus, or even the overarching Ursidae family? Grizzly bears are freaky enough, but imagine rabid, man-eating koalas pandas. The possibilities are end...
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment
Replies: 594
Views: 40546

Re: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment

Yay for me getting the first article that popped up. Man they stunk at interviewing people.
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New broad spectrum anti-viral developed at MIT
Replies: 48
Views: 7776

Re: New broad spectrum anti-viral developed at MIT

I believe that the virus was resisting drugs that directly attack it (basically, the casing became impervious to it); it's not really a targeted process, and the different casings are also why antibodies do not recognize the virus again. This drug targets the cells that are infected (though only by...
by SummerGlauFan
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas judge beats his daughter for gaming [trigger warning]
Replies: 110
Views: 16237

Re: Texas judge beats his daughter for gaming [trigger warni

Or the tape was stuck on a loop of him hitting her once or twice, and it just seemed like a lot.
by SummerGlauFan
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Texas judge beats his daughter for gaming [trigger warning]
Replies: 110
Views: 16237

Re: Texas judge beats his daughter for gaming [trigger warni

iamevn wrote:
Hilary's twitter wrote:It is my wish that people stop threatening my father and start offering professional help. That is what he really needs.


Well that would be a fairly mature stance she's taking


I wonder where she gets that from. Certainly not her dad.
by SummerGlauFan
Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Terra Nova
Replies: 38
Views: 5969

Re: Terra Nova

I must say, I liked this latest episode better. It did a fair amount of character development, involved an issue affecting the whole community, and they built up a little bit of intrigue. Downside is, the Sixers are still being stereotypical vague bad guys, and the leader of Terra Nova is starting t...
by SummerGlauFan
Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Monster Hunter International
Replies: 1
Views: 1597

Re: Monster Hunter International

I read, and like, the series. I was kinda disappointed in the end fight in Monster Hunter: Alpha, but overall it was a great book, too.

I must say, hardly five minutes go by while reading these books where I don't laugh out loud. Still.
by SummerGlauFan
Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What books would you like to see made into movies?
Replies: 97
Views: 73574

Re: What books would you like to see made into movies?

S.M. Sterling's Lords of Creation books would make great movies; they're set in an alternate universe where both Venus and Mars are life-bearing worlds (terraformed by aliens millions of years ago as part of an experiment). Instead of an arms race, the Cold War period was an enormous Space Race as t...
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Terra Nova
Replies: 38
Views: 5969

Re: Terra Nova

mind=blown.
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Just married!
Replies: 65
Views: 5537

Re: Just married!

WooT!

I'm assuming my invitation got lost in the mail?

Really, though, I hope and pray for many happy years for this couple!
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Recovering from an apocalypse...
Replies: 41
Views: 6828

Re: Recovering from an apocalypse...

Civilization would recover (in a sense of being stable, and not just focused on survival but looking to the future) before most people on this fora would die of old age. Knowledge is preserved in books and other forms, and humans have a tendency to form groups to make surviving easier. Worst case sc...
by SummerGlauFan
Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Terra Nova
Replies: 38
Views: 5969

Re: Terra Nova

There was a drug that caused wraiths to turn into humans and caused them to lose all memory. Is that what you're thinking of? I'm pretty sure there was an episode where they actually lost all their memory and McKay was going around with his pre-recorded computer telling him things about how to fix ...
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Terra Nova
Replies: 38
Views: 5969

Re: Terra Nova

Did the last episode remind anyone of Stargate Atlantis? They also did a disease that caused memory loss.
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would you buy with $50 billion
Replies: 88
Views: 8453

Re: What would you buy with $50 billion

Half of it to Diabetes research, the other half to buy Dr. Pepper. $25 billion of Dr. Pepper, bought in bulk would probably have a pretty substantial effect on the price of corn. Only a dirty communist would consider buying anything other than Dublin Dr. Pepper . My uncle loves those! He even has a...
by SummerGlauFan
Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would you buy with $50 billion
Replies: 88
Views: 8453

Re: What would you buy with $50 billion

So, first invest half in corn stocks*, then use the other half to buy Dr. Pepper.

Profit!

*No pun intended...
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Terra Nova
Replies: 38
Views: 5969

Re: Terra Nova

It was my understanding that the food was not toxic, just different than their bodies were used to digesting. Like the first time I ate Indian food, and "redecorated" the bathroom a few hours later.
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Terra Nova
Replies: 38
Views: 5969

Re: Terra Nova

Any one familiar with the work of Brannon "humans are destined to evolve into giant salamanders" Braga will recognize his hand in the "science" here. Hyperoxia? Treated with bloodletting? Good lord. But nitpicking aside, it's an interesting concept with a lot of potential. I sus...
by SummerGlauFan
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reactions to your Job
Replies: 98
Views: 77218

Re: Reactions to your Job

Date: "So, tell me about your work. You're in computers, right?" Me: "Yes, I am. And I would be happy to tell you all about it. But remember, there is a reason they make TV dramas about doctors and hospitals, but not about IT people and datacenters." Well, they're getting closer...
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reactions to your Job
Replies: 98
Views: 77218

Re: Reactions to your Job

I work in home medical care. Most people go with a "oh, that's kinda nice" answer, others ask if I'm a doctor or something. No, I'm basically a glorified delivery boy. I show up and haul heavy oxygen tanks. The most complicated thing I do is show someone how to run an oxygen concentrator*....
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Apocalypse shopping
Replies: 82
Views: 8014

Re: Apocalypse shopping

Something that complex would mean you need prior knowledge of how to do it. Read up a lot before hand, maybe even practice it (grow some samples, get the tested) all well in advance of an apocalypse. I for one don't know the first thing about growing penicillin, including what it even looks like.
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would you buy with $50 billion
Replies: 88
Views: 8453

Re: What would you buy with $50 billion

I always wondered about starting a megacorp, with branches in everything from energy to biotech. Improve the world, and get even richer doing it. Expand and repeat. Eventually colonize mars. Work on highly experimental projects like creating wormholes for interstellar travel, a project to bring back...
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cataclysm and Cataclysm:Dark Days Ahead
Replies: 55
Views: 35752

Re: Cataclysm: Open-source Zombie Survival Roguelike

Best strategy so far seems to be: A semi-permanent safe place to sleep. Leave during the day, it seems to keep baddies from really piling up (though late-game nasties really, really suck). One or two safe-houses for emergencies, if you can take the time to set them up. Good places to stash some extr...
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3250
Views: 567770

Re: What were your dreams last night?

A few nights ago, I had a dream that involved a girl I have never seen before. Nothing sexual or whatever, but she was a main "character" in the dream. The next day, I go to a Pizza Hut to pick up dinner, and who is manning the drive-through window than a girl who looks JUST LIKE the girl ...
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 175897

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

Reposting to talk about quite an interesting book I have read that you folks on this thread would like: Night of the Living Trekkies. Yep. A zombie outbreak during a Star Trek convention. How could we not love that? If I didn't know any better, I would swear Oregonaut wrote it. It's in a similar sty...
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Terra Nova
Replies: 38
Views: 5969

Re: Terra Nova

Yeah, the dialogue had quite a bit lacking. I honestly expected at least the same level of dialogue you would expect from Star Trek, since that's the fan base you would want to reach with something like this. And to quote my parents who watched it with me; "Are there no non-beautiful people sen...
by SummerGlauFan
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 121263

Re: Fallout 3!

I have had literally less crashes with FO:3 than I have fingers on my hand. I have a few more glitches with FO:NV with less actual crashes. I play both on the PC. Was there a really buggy early release or something?
by SummerGlauFan
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 175897

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

You all stay the heck away from my safehouse with your napalm and molotovs. You might take a lot of zombies out with the resulting forest fire, but you'll take everyone else out, too. Safehouse weapon of choice: spear. Stab it through windows/wallslits/from above and impale zombie heads. It's the on...
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5119
Views: 715840

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

So, while browsing on Youtube for cool videos to kill time while I am insomnia-stricken, I typed "world war" into the search bar.

The first auto-correct choice was "world war z."

Awesome.
by SummerGlauFan
Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ask a Stupid Question, Get a Stupid Answer
Replies: 527
Views: 58911

Re: Ask a Stupid Question, Get a Stupid Answer

Can't you tell?

Why am I so tired?
by SummerGlauFan
Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw
Replies: 1637
Views: 117199

Re: Rock, paper scissors chainsaw

chrome dome.
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25513
Views: 1728048

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You first enjoy all the extra time, but it gradually begins to wear at you. You find yourself bored almost every day as other people have to sleep. You can't live with other people because they find your sleeplessness tiring. Instead of filling your time with awesome stuff you instead take ...
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8730
Views: 696185

Re: Good News, Bad News

Bad News: It's a mutant snapping turtle, and it's brought you to feed its young.
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3250
Views: 567770

Re: What were your dreams last night?

In my dream, I was inside some sort of underground base/bunker/warehouse after an apocalypse of some kind. A force of soldiers, robots, necromancers and other assorted bad/creepy guys were searching the facility. They were looking for something particular, but also knew I was there. I used a form of...

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