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by KOSMOSX7
Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:17 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Friends Getting Mad for Being Smart
Replies: 25
Views: 3310

Re: Friends Getting Mad for Being Smart

I think that this is a hopelessly idealistic philosophy, unfortunately. In a more perfect world, perhaps you wouldn't have to care about other people and their thoughts, but the fact remains that a massive proportion of your life is based upon basic human interaction. People don't (generally) appre...
by KOSMOSX7
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2509393

Re: Confessional Fred- He doesn't care much about your problems

I used to feel bad when the mods red texted me... What's red texting? Confess: I wish someone would smack some moderation into me. I've learned that I'm a very "all or nothing" kind of person. I either run away from problems, or tackle them too strongly. I respect peaceable people, but at...
by KOSMOSX7
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:24 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Friends Getting Mad for Being Smart
Replies: 25
Views: 3310

Re: Friends Getting Mad for Being Smart

You don't exist to cater to your friend's insecurities. You might be acting like a dick to him, but whether or not you are, it doesn't matter. Your friend needs to realize that he has better things to do than hate you for supposedly being 'smarter' than he is. And you have better things to do than s...
by KOSMOSX7
Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:09 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Computer certification recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Computer certification recommendations

An A+ cert is like the high school diploma of IT. Everyone gets one, it looks bad not to have it, and it ends up counting for very little. You're basically paying no less than $64 (according to the CompTIA site) to take a test that proves you understand the basics of functioning computer software an...
by KOSMOSX7
Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Five movies in one day
Replies: 21
Views: 2000

Re: Five movies in one day

Hrm. I came in here thinking that this was going to be a thread about AMC theaters' one-day marathon screenings. Basically, you pay $30, and you get to sit through all of the Oscars' Best Picture nominees. It's a pretty good deal, if one has the attention span for it. Some friends of mine sat throug...
by KOSMOSX7
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow
Replies: 32
Views: 4837

Re: "Little Brother" by Cory Doctorow

The plot was poorly paced, the style was distracting, the message was overly polemic, the dialogue was in turn banal or ludicrous, the characters were shallow, and the ending was utterly contrived. I got the book for free from Tor Books, took it home, opened it up to read the first 2 pages, and sla...
by KOSMOSX7
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Educational Graphic Novel Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 4830

Re: Educational Graphic Novel Suggestions

steewi wrote:You're right. I have no experience in the publishing industry. Should I have before entering a thread?
/snark

Not at all.

I was thinking like an elitist prick of professional, packaged paper-pushing. Lo siento, señor.
by KOSMOSX7
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Replies: 360
Views: 151582

Re: Star Trek vs. Star Wars

I'm not going to open an account on TrekBBS just for this, so I guess here's the best place for it. Anyhow... my little bro and I were playing Nanostray 2, when a fighter crawled up his ass and exploded. As his ship rematerialized, it donned a shield that granted him about 2 seconds of invincibility...
by KOSMOSX7
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Educational Graphic Novel Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 4830

Re: Educational Graphic Novel Suggestions

Heh. No one's stopping him.

And what kind of self-purported, cultured reviewer would the OP be, if he's never heard of Maus? (Hey, *you* suggested it.)
by KOSMOSX7
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Slumdog Millionaire
Replies: 33
Views: 4762

Re: Slumdog Millionaire

I think that if the story was told from Salim's POV, it would've been a very different movie. It'd certainly be a lot less sanitized, but a lot more run-of-the-mill. He had no idea what she'd gone through (especially the implied sexual and emotional abuse from different men) or who she really was. S...
by KOSMOSX7
Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Educational Graphic Novel Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 4830

Re: Educational Graphic Novel Suggestions

Hmmm, I see no one has mentioned Maus, so you should read that. I wouldn't drop Maus into this thread, since it's an illustrated memoir. (Though truth be told, I've never read Maus , nor do I have any desire to.) I wouldn't discount the educational value of an illustrated memoir. I learnt a lot abo...
by KOSMOSX7
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Educational Graphic Novel Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 4830

Re: Educational Graphic Novel Suggestions

Hmmm, I see no one has mentioned Maus, so you should read that. I wouldn't drop Maus into this thread, since it's an illustrated memoir. (Though truth be told, I've never read Maus , nor do I have any desire to.) I'd rather get around to Will Eisner's The Plot: The Secret Story of The Protocols of ...
by KOSMOSX7
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?
Replies: 377
Views: 144536

Re: So what other webcomics do you kind folk read?

I am *shocked* that no one has yet to mention LilFormers . I can only assume that there's a dearth of Transformers fans around here. Granted, its original selling point was that you got to see adorable versions of the Transformers doing endearingly dorkish things, but the comic's branched out to pok...
by KOSMOSX7
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Educational Graphic Novel Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 4830

Re: Educational Graphic Novel Suggestions

I actually bought two autographed copies of the 3 vol. set of Action Philosophers directly from the creators themselves. I picked up the first set at NYC's MoCCA Art Fest. And the second at NY Comic-Con. The creators' next step was to do a comics series on US presidents (ugh), but they got the brigh...
by KOSMOSX7
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Looking to buy a netbook for school
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Looking to buy a netbook for school

The MSWind has a known audio problem. The speakers are tinny and the sound doesn't get better even if you're plugged in w/ headphones.

Here's another thread of someone checking out netbooks; more folks have replied there: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=35175
by KOSMOSX7
Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Eternals - Neil Gaiman
Replies: 10
Views: 3325

Re: The Eternals - Neil Gaiman

Heh, I sure asked for that one. Too bad it's over now. And methinks the genius who came up with substituting "omniloathe" for "hate" deserves a cookie. EDIT - ...oh wow, "omniloathe" is from 8-bit? How I miss the days when that comic was still (sub)culturally relevant!
by KOSMOSX7
Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Anyone attend the DLI at Monterey, CA?
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

Re: Anyone attend the DLI at Monterey, CA?

If you score well on the DLAB, you need to be patient while you're drooled over by the guy at MEPS, try to get him not to ship you off that day, and figure out what kind of sizeable bonus you want (in 2002 it was money added to the GI Bill or $15,000. The GI Bill is tax free, so I suggest that. I n...
by KOSMOSX7
Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Collective Works of Neil Gaiman
Replies: 183
Views: 71491

Re: I want to write like Neil Gaimen

Double-posting is bad and you should feel bad. I feel so bad it's goooooooooooood. See, your spoiler is what I was getting at, just without a need for a spoiler. And in such an obtuse way that even someone familiar with this particularly spectacular piece of Doom fanfic still wouldn't quite get. Du...
by KOSMOSX7
Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: The Eternals - Neil Gaiman
Replies: 10
Views: 3325

Re: The Eternals - Neil Gaiman

I haven't read Eternals. I'm not sure if it's worth reading. I'm only here because this is the *one* active thread where the OP's managed to spell Neil Gaiman's name correctly.
by KOSMOSX7
Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Collective Works of Neil Gaiman
Replies: 183
Views: 71491

Re: I want to write like Neil Gaimen

Belay the question in my previous post.

A talking cow in another thread just informed me that the xkcd mods have been given carte blanche to play Loki this month: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=34697
by KOSMOSX7
Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bacon and Mole: A Culinary Experiment
Replies: 37
Views: 12964

Re: COCK! and Mole: A Culinary Experiment

Global announcement: http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=34697 (good place to start if you're new hemingway, really, what with the rules and stuff there). Thank you, talking cow, that was mighty helpful. Now that I'm mentally vaccinated against this insanity, I think I'll go with chicken...
by KOSMOSX7
Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Collective Works of Neil Gaiman
Replies: 183
Views: 71491

Re: I want to write like Neil Gaimen

I don't know what the hell "John was the demons" MEANS, but... ...if it means the Almighty Himself, then absofragginlutely dammit. Now can someone please explain to me why this here gorram frelling frak of a forum's got over a dozen text gremlins changing my words around and trying to make...
by KOSMOSX7
Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bacon and Mole: A Culinary Experiment
Replies: 37
Views: 12964

Re: COCK! and Mole: A Culinary Experiment

What in the nine hells... ...alright, I'm going to assume that "COCK" doesn't mean "COCK", but, via the ineffable whimsies of this board's text gremlins, is actually translated from the word that colloquially refers to "strips of cured meat". (Can you tell that I'm new?...
by KOSMOSX7
Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Collective Works of Neil Gaiman
Replies: 183
Views: 71491

Re: I want to write like Neil Gaimen

I would totally argue that. And I'd say Neverwhere lies my strongest case. Followed by Sandman and then Murder Mysteries , the latter of which, no one ever seems to remember, or had read to begin with. Actually, let me amend my argument to: Neil Gaiman thinks all angels are SERIOUSLY MESSED UP, DUDE.
by KOSMOSX7
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: What netbook should I get
Replies: 14
Views: 1615

Re: What netbook should I get

Between those two, I'd go with the Asus. But beyond those two, I'd rather go with an Acer Aspire One.
by KOSMOSX7
Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Collective Works of Neil Gaiman
Replies: 183
Views: 71491

Re: I want to write like Neil Gaimen

I can rant about Gaiman's The Graveyard Book , but I'm a bit busy this week, so I'll just say that I think whoever walked away from that book's ending w/o cringing in horror at his audacity as a children's author must be a few fries short of a Happy Meal. Oh, and the man thinks, perhaps unbeknownst ...
by KOSMOSX7
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Anyone attend the DLI at Monterey, CA?
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

Re: Anyone attend the DLI at Monterey, CA?

I'm so envious of you right now. How the hell did you get in?
by KOSMOSX7
Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.
Replies: 97
Views: 27862

Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

To be fair, his early reasons for hating the genre had nothing to do with the genre itself and everything to do with how the industry's fixation on it was stifling the medium. This was followed by a larger, long-standing rant that writers shouldn't be dragging on "character-based properties&quo...
by KOSMOSX7
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.
Replies: 97
Views: 27862

Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Hahah. It's come to my attention that the book you read was also one of the few works he's apologized for . Apparently, his publisher or his agent or someone committed him to an earlier deadline than he thought he was committed to, and failed to tell him in any kind of timely fashion. So if the end...
by KOSMOSX7
Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)
Replies: 149
Views: 454179

Re: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)

妈的, 这里都是白人, 一个华人都没有. 真吗? 我是一个华人。 但是我在纽约长大。 我不是ABC。 还是我是香蕉人。 我的家人是香港人。 清问, 你是么麽地方的华人? (对不起, 我知道我的中文很差。) Really? I am Chinese. But I grew up in New York. I am not an ABC (i.e. American Born Chinese). But I am a banana (i.e. yellow on the outside, white on the inside). My family are Ho...

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