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by recurve boy
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 35356

Re: Legalising drugs?

I am not arguing in favour of prohibition*. Just a against a particular argument that roughly goes "Alcohol is bad and we allow that, so we should allow other bad things too". I only recently heard about California maybe legalizing pot. So I was thinking about this recently. I agree that ...
by recurve boy
Thu May 27, 2010 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: HTML5 or Flash?
Replies: 182
Views: 28790

Re: HTML5 or Flash?

Doodle77 wrote:Also, HTML5 can't replace all that flash can do.


So they will come up HTML6 & CSS4 or whatever. & we will come up with cool tools to do other cool stuff in HTML5. Like so:
http://code.google.com/p/quake2-gwt-port/
by recurve boy
Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My crossfit complaint
Replies: 12
Views: 3039

Re: My crossfit complaint

OK, now that's a valid criticism. And I've developed a real loathing of this 'zone diet' thing they keep harping on about. So ignore their advice on Zone! I also think it is bullshit. http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_investigative/the_truth_about_crossfit ...
by recurve boy
Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My crossfit complaint
Replies: 12
Views: 3039

Re: My crossfit complaint

develops primarily the ability to do crossfit well, which isn't a tremendously useful skill. I've seen nothing to suggest this. In fact, there's a wealth of evidence that suggests crosffit's kind of fitness is actually more functional the three types of usual training described above. It's like eve...
by recurve boy
Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My crossfit complaint
Replies: 12
Views: 3039

Re: My crossfit complaint

I have other complaints. Crossfit quite often say one thing and do another. You're encouraged to develop a good foundation of skills, building incrementally from the basics. Then the WOD tells you to go out and do 3 rounds of 5 clean and jerks, handstand pushups and integral calculus problems (I'm ...
by recurve boy
Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Apple launches iPad tablet
Replies: 323
Views: 24588

Re: Apple launches iPad tablet

The difference here is that XBox users believe they are getting a better gaming experience than they would with a PC of similar value. If you think they're wrong, feel free to go challenge them in their forum. That is arguable. First person shooters anybody? Certainly some of the experience is bett...
by recurve boy
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Apple launches iPad tablet
Replies: 323
Views: 24588

Re: Apple launches iPad tablet

There are an awful lot of para-computer-users out there in offices; people who have a computer for nothing other than email, diaries, managing photo's and a bit of typing. If I was fitting out a new office right now, especially if I was in the PR or creative fields, I'd seriously consider fitting a...
by recurve boy
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Apple launches iPad tablet
Replies: 323
Views: 24588

Re: Apple launches iPad tablet

It doesn't seem like a "computer" to me at all--just a part-time movie player, part-time ebook reader, and a bunch of other small little things cobbled together. Maybe that is the point? I have been thinking just what the iPad would be good for. I can't think of the "killer app"...
by recurve boy
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0662: "iPhone or Droid"
Replies: 124
Views: 26348

Re: "iPhone or Droid" Discussion

I have a G1 and there isn't anything I wish it did that it either doesn't do or presumably have the capability to do. ("Presumably" because I'm not a tech-y sort of person and don't know the first thing about writing apps and the like..) One of my coworkers has the iPhone and we constantl...
by recurve boy
Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0662: "iPhone or Droid"
Replies: 124
Views: 26348

Re: iPhone or Droid

Android is nice (I currently have a G1), but Maemo is far more developer friendly, especially if you don't want to mess with Java. I've heard from a G1 owner that the Android is an exceptionally nice development platform. Far better than the iPhone, but also with a toolset perfect for making good a...
by recurve boy
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why are Microsoft evil?
Replies: 180
Views: 43895

Re: Why are Microsoft evil?

Microsoft's actions, as a corporation, are. Others have laid out the specifics. Of course, in this they're neither better nor worse than most other corporations. MS is different. How many other monopolies out there have used their power to drive out competition? Are you actually serious? Driving ou...
by recurve boy
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why are Microsoft evil?
Replies: 180
Views: 43895

Re: Why are Microsoft evil?

b.i.o wrote:Microsoft's actions, as a corporation, are. Others have laid out the specifics. Of course, in this they're neither better nor worse than most other corporations.


MS is different. How many other monopolies out there have used their power to drive out competition?
by recurve boy
Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:01 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Bigsim's progress/advice thread
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: Bigsim's progress/advice thread

bigsim wrote:HOWEVER. I'm considering joining a gym to do weights and build a little muscle definition (just a little - I don't wanna be big, necessarily, just better defined)


Don't worry about it. You're not going to get big without some serious effort to be that way.
by recurve boy
Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The health side of the nerd lifestyle
Replies: 28
Views: 3086

Re: The health side of the nerd lifestyle

I don't think it's just that, since there are plenty of times that I can eat a lot, and I can tell before I try to eat anything whether or not I'll be able to. My appetite seems to be pretty heavily linked to how stressed I am, when I lose it in the middle of a meal it's usually because something s...
by recurve boy
Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: My progress thread
Replies: 59
Views: 7126

Re: My progress thread

The Saturday before the week, I went out. I went to see some bands at a pub (which was highly enjoyable), then went on to another pub afterwards with some people I knew. Including a particular girl I knew. A girl I liked. Everyone else went home before us two, so we were sitting around and talking ...
by recurve boy
Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux N00bs: Considered Harmful?
Replies: 37
Views: 9332

Re: Linux N00bs: Considered Harmful?

Xanthir wrote:You... didn't actually read Berengal's post, did you.


Yes I did. And then I reread it after your post. I stand by my post.
by recurve boy
Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux N00bs: Considered Harmful?
Replies: 37
Views: 9332

Re: Linux N00bs: Considered Harmful?

They cling to the crumbling precipice of their own absurd belief that they know what they are doing, when they actually do not. The nice thing about Linux is that when you don't know something and go ahead pretending you do, you get in deep shit fast. Hopefully that keeps the atmosphere honest and ...
by recurve boy
Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars
Replies: 93
Views: 21367

Re: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Ja ... .28NOMA.29

So that is what that's called. I never knew the concept had a name. I agree, crock.
by recurve boy
Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars
Replies: 93
Views: 21367

Re: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars

aleflamedyud wrote:Kafir, I think it's time religion drop-kicked you in the back of the head.
Now see where that gets us? Do you really want to go there?


Didn't this already happen?
by recurve boy
Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars
Replies: 93
Views: 21367

Re: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars

Whiggism, as I intended it here, was intended to mean a biased view of history which shows an inherent and inevitable progress towards the world we live in today. It's like the intelligent design of history, only one need not posit a divine being to fall for it. Dawkins sees scientific history as a...
by recurve boy
Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars
Replies: 93
Views: 21367

Re: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars

I have gotten a few comments / users mixed up in this discussion, but my points still stand. There's calling a spade a spade, and there's calling an opposing viewpoint moronic. Dawkins is (sometimes) breeding the divisiveness that he is simultaneously deploring. Ah! But he [calls them morons] and t...
by recurve boy
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Oh god
Replies: 20
Views: 6011

Re: Oh god

hotaru wrote:
Savara wrote:Almost as embarrassing as this? (Microsoft’s “I’m a PC” Ads - made on a Mac)

yeah, that's about as bad as apple using windows server 2003...


If you look at the page I'm pretty sure that is not Apple's machine.
by recurve boy
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars
Replies: 93
Views: 21367

Re: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars

If I am parsing correctly troyp, MJ's objection is that Dawkins does not pander to delusions. That's crazy. We do not humor the following groups either - Flat Earthers - Holocaust deniers - Moon landing conspiracy theorists Why should we? We have mountains of evidence why these people are wrong. And...
by recurve boy
Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars
Replies: 93
Views: 21367

Re: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars

I can't locate the precise quotes at the moment, but where he's given the opportunity to say something either politely or dickishly, he tends to go with dickishness. That's not a terribly good way to be taken seriously by the people your message is trying to reach. I've watched a couple of his docu...
by recurve boy
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I need a phone, but I hate phones
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Re: I need a phone, but I hate phones

If you want to ensure you can sync/backup contacts, look at the list of phones supported by the Nokia PC Suite.
by recurve boy
Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars
Replies: 93
Views: 21367

Re: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Dawkins was correct, but a douche.


Why is Dawkins a douche?
by recurve boy
Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 80969

Re: Operating Systems

That's a nice anecdote. Here's mine! Here's is another anecdote. One day an Ubuntu update killed my USB. This in itself is a WTF. Who does that? After getting over my fear of doing another system destroying update, I updated again. Yay! USB is back! But now my machine has crashed twice in 3 days. I...
by recurve boy
Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 80969

Re: Operating Systems

enk wrote:
Emu* wrote:real programmers


Spoiler:
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You're probably taking the quote out of context and reading it wrong: "real programmers' editors". But your criticism still stands.
by recurve boy
Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Firefox 3 v.s. Google Chrome?
Replies: 105
Views: 94731

Re: Firefox 3 v.s. Google Chrome?

Just tried it using the Codeweaver package on Debian. I like it. I'm getting rid of FF as soon as Chrome is native on Linux. I might even ditch Safari at home, depending on whose JS VM is better.

FF3 has been a crashy POS for me. Can't wait to delegate it to "for development purposes only".
by recurve boy
Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Shakleton is getting in shape and he needs YOUR help!
Replies: 40
Views: 2866

Re: Shakleton is getting in shape and he needs YOUR help!

As for the CrossFit note: CrossFit responds that its high intensity and competitive atmosphere are not for everyone. I think that says all, really. I am not that much into the topic but from what I've read it seems to be.... rather hard. I don't think that's the right thing to do for me atm since I...
by recurve boy
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 80969

Re: Operating Systems

recurve_boy, stating that Linux developers are not interested in creating good software for people to use is 150% bogus and you know it. Yes, that is bogus. But its silly to say most of those programs won't work for OS X. I have installed gnome and kde on my mac. I have only found 1 or 2 programs t...
by recurve boy
Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 80969

Re: Operating Systems

You know, I got off the phone with my Mom a few hours ago. She was complaining about her various Window related problems and having to take the PC in because of them. I am not suggesting you give your mom Windows. I am suggesting that you give your mom the right tool to do what she wants. And somet...
by recurve boy
Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 80969

Re: Operating Systems

My brother is a Mechanic, and chose his various early nineties Peugeots based on their sporting credentials, and the fact that he found them easy to work on and set up how he likes them. You might be a geek, choosing Linux because you like the security module and modularity (both good for servers),...
by recurve boy
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:51 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Propel Fitness Water
Replies: 10
Views: 1479

Re: Propel Fitness Water

The human race survived just fine for about 2 million years with out it. I think you'll do well enough with just plain water. I know what you're trying to say, but I can't stand that line of reasoning. The human race survived for quite a while without antibiotics and vaccinations too. Indeed. But j...
by recurve boy
Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 80969

Re: Operating Systems

But hey, feel free to keep use OS X. It is better than Windows, after all and 2nd place is better than 3rd... OK, so what does Linux do better than OS X? Its a better server IMO than Mac OS X Server Edition... But that might just be my opinion. I agree. Server environment, you use Linux. The sheer ...
by recurve boy
Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 80969

Re: Operating Systems

OOPMan wrote:But hey, feel free to keep use OS X. It is better than Windows, after all and 2nd place is better than 3rd...


OK, so what does Linux do better than OS X?
by recurve boy
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How do you take your coffee? (Or tea)
Replies: 106
Views: 8834

Re: How do you take your coffee? (Or tea)

tea - usually some sort of chinese tea. So no sugar. It doesn't need it.
coffee - depends on the bean. usually light roast single origin for short blacks or plunger, for milk something darker, probably a blend.
by recurve boy
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Propel Fitness Water
Replies: 10
Views: 1479

Re: Propel Fitness Water

It's flavoured water with some vitamins. Drink regular water and pop a multivitamin if that is an issue. Research shows you’ll drink more and hydrate better when your beverage is lightly flavored. With Propel, you’ll get great flavor that won’t tip the scales. Interesting. Stir some sugar into your ...
by recurve boy
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 80969

Re: Operating Systems

Play Diablo II/Warcraft 3 (the 2 games I spent far too much time on). I don't play these anymore :-) Of course not. On Linux you don't play anything without lots of work. Some one suggested Wine. I don't think they have read the amount of crap you may need to know to get your preferred version of D...
by recurve boy
Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Antivirus program for windows yes? no? if so which?
Replies: 54
Views: 23277

Re: Antivirus program for windows yes? no? if so which?

I use AVG 8, Avast! has WAAAYYYY too many false positives, as in the last review I read of it (it may have been CNET, i'm not sure) showed that in testing somewhere around 30% of the viruses it found were clean. the link scanner in AVG is annoying, but its very easily turned off, and ditching it fo...

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