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by YourReality
Mon May 10, 2010 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: To what extent is my Archaeology professor on crack?
Replies: 14
Views: 2424

Re: To what extent is my Archaeology professor on crack?

Interesting. I appreciate the input folks! I think I now feel comfortable telling my professor he needs to do more reading before he goes spouting opinions.:D Especially those which are not relevant to the course. I'm still scratching my head on how we got onto the 'physicists believe objects are an...
by YourReality
Sat May 08, 2010 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: To what extent is my Archaeology professor on crack?
Replies: 14
Views: 2424

To what extent is my Archaeology professor on crack?

OK, so I'm a social sciences person. Just putting that out there. As a result, I won't understand almost any of what is discussed in this corner of the forum. Given my little to nil understanding of the intricacies of the hard sciences, physics and chemistry in particular, I am in no position to eva...
by YourReality
Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recommend me a food
Replies: 53
Views: 8680

Re: Recommend me a food

Your dinner doesn't include a lot of veggies, so a tray of raw veg with dip would be good. Smallish-cut broccoli or cauliflower, baby carrots, strips of red and yellow bell pepper, and/or short chunks of celery or zucchini. Throw in a more exotic veg or two: jicama and fennel (stalks or bulb) are n...
by YourReality
Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins
Replies: 277
Views: 61152

Re: Dragon Age: Origins

Huh, interesting. Well, lemme know how the noble opening goes for you in any case
by YourReality
Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins
Replies: 277
Views: 61152

Re: Dragon Age: Origins

So having a conversation with my girlfriend who's just made a dwarf character and she's saying that apparently the opening quest takes all your gear away from you when you get exiled or something... including the Blood Dragon DLC armor? Is there a way around that? Reinstall the DLC so it comes back...
by YourReality
Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween!! (early, I know, but hear me out)
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Halloween!! (early, I know, but hear me out)

Ooh I like it! Delightfully spooky and evil! Haha if I wanted to be a real ass I could have someone wait right around the corner on the way to the bathroom or something, just stand there looking spooky.
by YourReality
Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween!! (early, I know, but hear me out)
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Halloween!! (early, I know, but hear me out)

Alright I KNOW it's really early to be thinking about this but I'm starting to plan a Halloween party for next year. The idea is to have a spooky, somewhat horror themed D&D game on Halloween and to have it in my friend's well decorated basement suite. Since Halloween is probably still fresh in ...
by YourReality
Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 349318

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

I've worked in a few call centres so some gooders go by but one of my favourites was Thor Thorson. Decidedly uncreative.
by YourReality
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: An ethical dilemma on human testing
Replies: 16
Views: 2418

Re: An ethical dilemma on human testing

Some would argue that there are ethical concerns involved in tampering with even such a benign feature as hair colour. I can't say that I'm behind them because pragmatism wins every time for me and hair colour really doesn't make a difference in anything at all. However, I think that unless it could...
by YourReality
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: What Might I Like?
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Re: What Might I Like?

Haha well there seems to be quite a bit of agreement about Burn Notice here, I'll have to give that a go. Ooh, just looked it up. I like things about spies :D Good call on that one
by YourReality
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food Noob
Replies: 47
Views: 6000

Re: Food Noob

Oh wow, that's pretty exciting. Maybe I'll give that a go because fruit is easy to come by AND cut and I'll appear to be sophisticated :P
by YourReality
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: What Might I Like?
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Re: What Might I Like?

Cool, thanks. I hadn't thought of most of those. Off I go to download :D
by YourReality
Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food Noob
Replies: 47
Views: 6000

Re: Food Noob

Speaking as someone with not a ton of sushi making experience... I'd say for a beginner, the most important thing is the rice. You're not going to be able to cut up raw fish yourself, and the assembly is all about practice. So look up some tips and tricks for how to make good sushi rice, make sure ...
by YourReality
Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food Noob
Replies: 47
Views: 6000

Re: Food Noob

True dat, much better that way. Less greasy when you use whipped cream. While we're on the topic of food here (and waiting to see if I should divulge my butter chicken secrets), how easy/hard is sushi to make? And where does one get the stuffs needed?
by YourReality
Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:35 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Subjects you wish you were good at?
Replies: 87
Views: 11221

Re: Subjects you wish you were good at?

I definitely have to echo the physics/math and art sentiments already expressed. I'm up to my eyeballs in the social sciences and sometimes, just sometimes, I wish I had gone into physics or math or something where there is actually a definitive right and wrong answer. I recently took a statistics c...
by YourReality
Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:24 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The where are you going to Uni 2009 thread
Replies: 43
Views: 4581

Re: The where are you going to Uni 2009 thread

Anyone else going to Simon Fraser University in B.C., Canada? C'moooooooon......... Somebody else must be....
by YourReality
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food Noob
Replies: 47
Views: 6000

Re: Food Noob

I'm looking for a good butter chicken recipe, and google hasn't been very helpful. the recipes always call for plain yogurt (which I don't have) or a mixture of tons of spices (which I would never be able to do right). Any ideas? YourReality makes a fantastic butter chicken without too much hassel....
by YourReality
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Prison abolition
Replies: 14
Views: 4290

Re: Prison abolition

What about people who come out of prison having earned a degree? Or people who have been rehabilitated and learned something from their experience? I think you're painting prison inmates with far too broad a brush. Some people will experience what you're talked about, I'm sure, but you can say just ...
by YourReality
Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280472

Re: The Liquor Thread

Hey, it's not wussy when coolers have more alcohol than most beer ;) Yes it is. And as this is the liquor thread, neither coolers nor beer have any place here. I must get another bottle of scotch when my next paycheck comes! Dunno what, or when I'll drink it, but... It has been too long that I have...
by YourReality
Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 431447

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

I used to feel really 'bla' towards Eberron too but it's managed to grow on me over the last year or so. It always seemed, I dunno, somehow overcomplicated and a little too big-city feeling for me. I had a tough time expressing my misgivings about it, I just had this vague feeling of distaste (which...
by YourReality
Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: What Might I Like?
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

What Might I Like?

So, I haven't watched a whole lot of TV over the past few years but I've recently started watching stuff online at work. I'm at the end of a good show and would like to start watching something new but since I don't watch normal TV and don't see commercials I have NO idea what's on and good these da...
by YourReality
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Prison abolition
Replies: 14
Views: 4290

Re: Prison abolition

OK well, I gave you a fair window to defend that silly claim that prison makes candy snitchers into murderers and nothing yet so I'm going to go ahead and poke holes in that idea. First of all you didn't explain much of a mechanism there - exactly HOW a prison would make such a dramatic change in a ...
by YourReality
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 431447

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

Aethernox wrote:If anyone's interested in 4e, it's been confirmed that the next official campaign setting will be Dark Sun, a few months after the third Player's Handbook.

Ooh, any other juicy details about it? Always a chance there will be a random door in a random dungeon in my random game that leads to it.......
by YourReality
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "As long as it doesn't harm anyone": bad argument?
Replies: 25
Views: 8632

Re: "As long as it doesn't harm anyone": bad argument?

The problem is, this whole argument is a logical fallacy. He starts with this: Even so, perhaps the single most idiotic way of argumentation that I often see mindlessly applied is that some activity should be accepted or legal because "it doesn't harm anyone". So in other words (it doesn'...
by YourReality
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Prison abolition
Replies: 14
Views: 4290

Re: Prison abolition

I think they had a point though too: I do think in the case of Vick and the girl, rehabilitation and community service could be the best for them as long as they're not permitted to keep pets. Just a thought. But, rehabilitation as long as they're not able to keep pets doesn't really make sense. Ei...
by YourReality
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 454203

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

Cool :) Thanks a bunch, I'll give that a go.
by YourReality
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1265
Views: 280472

Re: The Liquor Thread

Hey, it's not wussy when coolers have more alcohol than most beer ;)
by YourReality
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 431447

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

I've been playing DnD (4th ed) for a year and have just been nominated as this year's DM - first, any general advice for a complete novice? Second, I really want to have a maze as one dungeon, a la Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but have no idea how to go about it so that the players can't se...
by YourReality
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Why is Rorschach so likeable?
Replies: 91
Views: 51988

Re: Why is Rorschach so likeable?

I think it might have something to do with the fact that being able/willing to make the morally outrageous but personally satisfying choice resonates with a lot of people. Making the reasonable/rational/ethical choice doesn't have the same ring to it because it's what most of us do most of the time ...
by YourReality
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 210718

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Lord of the Flies...oh the inhumanity... Oh I hear ya, that was a particularly awful example of trying to slip high school students the message that people are predisposed to do nasty things. I really really really hated Stone Angel. The only point I could manage to pull out of that mess is that so...
by YourReality
Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you never finished
Replies: 280
Views: 169455

Re: Books you never finished

Alright it might be a bit juvenile but when I was in elementary school Babysitters Club books were THE thing to read. I wasn't really interested but I decided to give 'em a whirl and got about a page in before tossing it down (heh, not much of a chance I know). Another one I started and didn't finis...
by YourReality
Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "As long as it doesn't harm anyone": bad argument?
Replies: 25
Views: 8632

Re: "As long as it doesn't harm anyone": bad argument?

It might help clear up matters here to get to the source of things. John Stuart Mill's Theory of Liberty is where this idea comes from. What is being loosely discussed as 'do whatever you want so long as you're not hurting anyone' is much more thoroughly and eloquently discussed in his work on the m...
by YourReality
Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Prison abolition
Replies: 14
Views: 4290

Re: Prison abolition

Hmmmm..... To be honest I found that article/post (the one in the link) to be a bit incoherent. I couldn't quite make out whether it was trying to make a case against imprisonment, for animal abuse, or on something or other about race. To address your question about rehabilitation, though, I think i...
by YourReality
Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tattoos?
Replies: 1117
Views: 454203

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

I've wanted more tattooage since about 5 minutes after I got my first one done. I have vague impressions of a large tattoo I would want on my back but the trouble is I've never seen pictures exactly like what I have in mind and I'm a terrible excuse for an artist. What's the best way to work out an ...
by YourReality
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sheer stupidity (Oh how I'd like to shear some of them)
Replies: 21
Views: 3037

Re: Shear stupidity

I work for an alarm company and let me tell you there are a LOT of dumb people with alarm systems. I have actually spoke to people who pay for an alarm system and do not know what it is, who do not know their birthday (one even thought they didn't HAVE a birthday), and one person who did not recogni...

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