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by Thrillho
Sun May 09, 2010 4:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supreme Court of Canada quashes protections for sources
Replies: 15
Views: 2029

Re: Supreme Court of Canada quashes protections for sources

Well what about the fact that you have to have a license to be a lawyer or doctor, but not a journalist? I guess that's the real distinction. I'm not sure if there are any such instances, but I guess there could be hypothetical difficulties in determining whether a person is a journalist or not. De...
by Thrillho
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Assassin's Creed 2
Replies: 64
Views: 10048

Re: Assassin's Creed 2

Umm... do I need to play the first to understand this? It's almost always the case...but... :? As much as I want to say you don't have to, I feel as though I'd be lying. The story of the first is not entirely obvious, and AC2 just throws you right into to plot without really explaining anything. If...
by Thrillho
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Assassin's Creed 2
Replies: 64
Views: 10048

Re: Assassin's Creed 2

I think this game is a very clear improvement over the last one. While I thoroughly enjoyed playing the original, I feel that AC2 has polished off so much, made it more realistic, and just made it more enjoyable overall. For one, I couldn't stand how repetitive the first game was. Enter a new zone, ...
by Thrillho
Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Alignment
Replies: 215
Views: 25534

Re: Alignment

Although I'm still trying to work this thing out, I cast my vote for Neutral Good. I see myself as a good person at heart, it's only how I achieve this good that confuses me. I always try to help those around me, but try to obey the law while doing so. If I don't particularly agree with a rule or la...
by Thrillho
Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lockerbie Bomber Freed, To Libyan Jubilation
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: Lockerbie Bomber Freed, To Libyan Jubilation

I believe there is already a thread covering this here.
by Thrillho
Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Billion Dollar Gram
Replies: 33
Views: 4458

Re: The Billion Dollar Gram

Wait.... Google is worth nine times the amount spent in a year on online advertising globally? It's called a PE ratio... I'm confused. Perhaps I'm not up to snuff on all my financial terms, but what does a P/E ratio have to do with this? Last I checked, it was equal to (Price per share)/(Earnings p...
by Thrillho
Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Saving the World's Women
Replies: 17
Views: 2062

Re: Saving the World's Women

If you're going to make a claim, such as that you "seriously doubt" that women die more than men in wars, then you've got a lot of shit to refute. I'm not disagreeing with you here, but I think Athelas wants actual figures, not ambiguous statements that women "could" be worse off.
by Thrillho
Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Irrational Dislikes
Replies: 236
Views: 18229

Re: Irrational Dislikes

My reasoning for hearts before diamonds was that "love is more important than money". Are you MAD? There's nothing on earth more important than money! It cannot lie, it'll never break your heart, and contrary to popular belief, it CAN buy happiness. Jokes. All silliness aside, I have anot...
by Thrillho
Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is Your Blood Type?
Replies: 64
Views: 5406

Re: What is Your Blood Type?

I'm O+.

I'd really like to doante, since everyone else in my family does, but to be honest, it gives me the heebie-jeebies. I don't know how well I'd take to having blood drawn from me, considering I have yet to get a single blood test done in my entire life.
by Thrillho
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 452464

Re: Tattoos? (Recently merged: "Nerdy Tattoo Idea")

It was more the location that I was worried that was cliche. The friend told me since many people have it on the arm, its overused. One feature which I probably should have mentioned earlier is that I've seen someone with a very similar tattoo, except it was either on his back or chest - it was year...
by Thrillho
Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man shoots robbers, bear in queue debate with right arm
Replies: 117
Views: 8273

Re: Man shoots robbers, bear in queue debate with right arm

Except they are running. Towards the door I assume. Admittedly I don't know the layout of the shop, but my understanding is the one with the gun fell at the door and died on the sidewalk just outside, so I imagine they were pretty close to the door during the entire exchange. It seems like it would...
by Thrillho
Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What's Your Major, Part Deux: The Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 3415

Re: What's Your Major, Part Deux: The Poll

I picked "Other" for my Bachelor of Commerce, rather than Economics.

My final year of the program is starting in two weeks. I'm nervous.
by Thrillho
Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Getting past milk allergies
Replies: 23
Views: 2358

Re: Getting past milk allergies

I would just like to point out that from what I've seen they always add the allergen (whether it be nut, milk or dog) for the first times in a setting where there is immediate medical care available in case something goes wrong. This isn't going to be something where you send the parents home with ...
by Thrillho
Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1801771

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

tiedyeina wrote:My first XKCDSW, be kind :)


Comics 208, 419 and 620

This is actually one of my favourite XKCDSW. It could use some polishing, but the idea was clear and funny.

In short, I guffaw'd.
by Thrillho
Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man shoots robbers, bear in queue debate with right arm
Replies: 117
Views: 8273

Re: Man shoots robbers, bear in queue debate with right arm

One of the big issues in the debate here is that people are assuming that the shopkeeper had a bunch of time to evaluate his situation. It has been stated before, but I'll do it again to reinforce it: This was a flash decision. There was no time for the owner to evaluate the possibility and probabil...
by Thrillho
Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Getting past milk allergies
Replies: 23
Views: 2358

Re: Getting past milk allergies

Being able to not die if you accidentally ingest something that has unexpected milk in it seems like a plus. If your allergy is severe enough that even a small amount of milk could kill you, then taking it intentionally seems like it would also be pretty dangerous. I think the point is that this is...
by Thrillho
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Billion Dollar Gram
Replies: 33
Views: 4458

Re: The Billion Dollar Gram

For sure, it's an interesting website, but I only wish that the author(s) would have done a better job resizing some of the boxes. It ruins the effect when you see that Facebook's $15B market value is "larger" than the $19B anti-depressants market. Also, how on EARTH is the internet porn i...
by Thrillho
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 452464

Re: Tattoos? (Recently merged: "Nerdy Tattoo Idea")

Many of you might notice that the image below is a blown-up version of my avatar image. This is my one tattoo idea that I've sorta been dreaming about for the better part of five years. If I end up getting it, I'd like it only in black, preferably on one of my arms. I told this to one of my friends,...
by Thrillho
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36919
Views: 2380898

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Everyone up here (in Ontario) calls soft drinks "pop". Beyond that, each brand is named by its proper name, although coke does tend to be the safe choice when one is not certain what's on the menu. On a related note, I've been teased occasionally for my odd choice of diction. Some examples...
by Thrillho
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1402523

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Lead To Back Bacon

I saw this in the paper this morning and felt compelled to post this here. Sadly most people do not appreciate this, apparently after building a regular house he decided he wanted a beached submarine look for the entertainment room. Looks amazing, reminded me so much of the 'ballpit room' re XKCD. ...
by Thrillho
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Irrational Dislikes
Replies: 236
Views: 18229

Re: Irrational Dislikes

People who make general "I'm wealthy, I'm spoiled, and I know very little about middle-class living," statements or actions. This is sometimes unintentional, which can make it slightly less irritating, but...well...I'm short of adjectives. There's just a certain point where greediness sto...
by Thrillho
Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamestop Employee Blows Whistle
Replies: 47
Views: 7088

Re: Gamestop Employee Blows Whistle

Game_boy wrote:
Thrillho wrote:this means that I generally have to choose between Best Buy and Future Shop (a Best Buy subsidiary).


Um, Amazon.com and all of the other online retailers?

I was implying my choice between bricks-and-mortar retailers.
by Thrillho
Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamestop Employee Blows Whistle
Replies: 47
Views: 7088

Re: Gamestop Employee Blows Whistle

Can somebody give a video link? The one in the OP no longer works. I can only find a reupload of parts 3 to 9: http://www.gametrailers.com/user-movie/the-dirty-truth-about-gamestop/263885 Thank you so much for posting this link. I've been looking for these videos for a while, but sadly all the ones...
by Thrillho
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man shoots robbers, bear in queue debate with right arm
Replies: 117
Views: 8273

Re: Man shoots robbers, bear in queue debate with right arm

The man performed a public service by removing two useless criminals from society and the gene pool. I love people who make assumptions. They make the world so simple.[/sarcasm] Seriously, how can you hate people you've never met based on... third hand information, at best? I'm sure the article has...
by Thrillho
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man shoots robbers, bear in queue debate with right arm
Replies: 117
Views: 8273

Re: Man shoots robbers, queue right to bear arms debate

first of all I think the article just said the robber was "mortally wounded" One of the gunmen was quite dead. Specifically: The worker went back into the store and dragged Morgan's body onto the sidewalk, yelling at him and kicking him, witnesses said. "He stood over the body cursin...
by Thrillho
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Interviewing the fora
Replies: 5464
Views: 481195

Re: Interviewing the fora

What are you currently reading/have just finished reading? I just finished reading "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. It was more of a light read, so if that doesn't count, it would have been "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell. What is the biggest thing you're looking forward to in the ne...
by Thrillho
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man shoots robbers, bear in queue debate with right arm
Replies: 117
Views: 8273

Re: Man shoots robbers, queue right to bear arms debate

Princess Marzipan wrote:You realize the coworker had just been tied up and pistol-whipped and was fearing for his very life throughout the ordeal?

He dragged a dead body out onto the street and swore at it. Him yelling at the guy who was still alive I completely understand, don't get me wrong. But a corpse?
by Thrillho
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man shoots robbers, bear in queue debate with right arm
Replies: 117
Views: 8273

Re: Man shoots robbers, queue right to bear arms debate

I concur, but don't consider a fleeing man with a gun to be zero threat. These were my thoughts as well after reading the story. Just because someone had their back turned or are making an appearance of fleeing doesn't mean that they're not a threat. I'd think that if the owner would have just stoo...
by Thrillho
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 199101

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

I've given many of the songs listed here a listen, and so far I like what I hear. @Blinke: your suggestion was good listening. It's easy at the beginning, and that lead up to the crescendo is nice indeed. The crescendo was my favourite part though... @Charliepanayi: I up to this point, I only had on...
by Thrillho
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Manthropology, the Science of the Inadequate Modern Male.
Replies: 185
Views: 21232

Re: Manthropology, the Science of the Inadequate Modern Male.

These are presumably the sort of claims on which the author based the "6 times olympic distance" part. But these are apparently not about horse-back shooting, not to mention that they appear to fall in the "Samson and Hercules" category of historical facts. I feel that this is l...
by Thrillho
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Manthropology, the Science of the Inadequate Modern Male.
Replies: 185
Views: 21232

Re: Manthropology, the Science of the Inadequate Modern Male.

As I progressed through this article, I slowly became more and more frustrated. Not with my supposed lack of masculinity, but rather for what passes for truth in this article. Like the above posters, I'm extremely skeptical about some of the "facts" mentioned in the article, such as the ab...
by Thrillho
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Elder Scrolls: Discussion
Replies: 486
Views: 65360

Re: Elder Scrolls: Morrowind (Merged:Elder Scrolls Question)

Congrats to all for forcing me to look through my shelves for this game, and playing it again on my xbox. I get a massive nostalgia attack every time someone mentions Morrowind, and just had to go back for a little while. When I first got the game, almost 7 years ago, I'd say I spent the better part...
by Thrillho
Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 199101

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

No Cars Go - The Arcade Fire : This entire song is extremely powerful. One of the surest ways for me to enjoy a song is to make it sound "big", and No Cars Go does a wonderful job of it, using a large orchestra as backing to their regular instruments. The entire thing comes to one massive...
by Thrillho
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: MBA vs. Master of Finance
Replies: 14
Views: 1893

Re: MBA vs. Master of Finance

I'd consider both Queen's School of Business and Richard Ivey School of Business as well if you're going for an MBA. Business Weekly has given top honours to Queen's several years running, as the best MBA in the world outside of the US. London Financial Times ranks Ivey higher though. York would be ...
by Thrillho
Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 240469

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

In an episode of The Simpsons from many years ago (when the Simpsons was still a good show), Milhouse buys a super-violent action video game named "Bonestorm". He attempts to enter his name into the profile menu as "Thrillhouse", but due to a character limit, the game shortened t...
by Thrillho
Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2991107

Re: Postify your facerity

Gojoe wrote:The odd thing was the liquid left behind. It... tasted like bacon. Like I was drinking bacon.

You, sir, have found the elixir of the GODS.

It's found in New Zealand. Who could have guessed?
by Thrillho
Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: "Consolation" Music
Replies: 42
Views: 6748

Re: "Consolation" Music

Sigur Ros Takk.jpg Sigur Ros is an Icelandic band known for having very soothing melodies. Most of their stuff tends to be fairly slow-paced, perfect for when I just want to relax and take it easy. I just started getting into them myself, so I have yet to explore their entire discography. My one al...
by Thrillho
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2991107

Re: Postify your facerity

I've been extremely apprehensive about posting my picture here, as it seems XKCD has some very photogenic people. Anyways, here's me. Be gentle, dear forum. This was in honour of the suit theme that was happening several pages ago. My only real regret with respect to the picture is my failure to com...
by Thrillho
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1167690

Re: What are you listening to?

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Suburbia - Matthew Good Band

Fantastic album by one of my favourite artists. The band has since broken up, and Matthew Good has pursued a successful solo career.
by Thrillho
Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Saying "rabbit" in other languages
Replies: 74
Views: 28196

Re: Saying "rabbit" in other languages

In Estonian, rabbit is jänes, pronounced sorta like "yeah-ness". Children tend to call a rabbit "jänku", however. This would be pronounced closer to "yeahn-koo." It means the same basic thing, except I suppose it would be closer to "bunny". I apologize for the...

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