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by Mother Superior
Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Martian
Replies: 17
Views: 2603

Re: The Martian

They completely got Mark Watney right from the book, and once they did that they got 90% of what made the book a success, imo. I had some troubles with the Earth-scenes, mainly due to pacing and some missed opportunities, but nothing major. Only major thing they cut from the book which upset me was;...
by Mother Superior
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Traceroute - FTL by accident
Replies: 0
Views: 3031

Traceroute - FTL by accident

For work purposes I'm trying to get a better grasp of tracert and am running into something I don't quite understand. While running a traceroute on Google.se, one of the hops returns RTTs in the 11-20 ms range. This is from a hop to the continental United States (me being in Sweden) which should tak...
by Mother Superior
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Interstellar
Replies: 63
Views: 13939

Re: Interstellar

2. What neutron star? They slingshotted around the black hole in the end but I don't recall anyone mentioning a star. Matthew Mcconaughey says "I can slingshot around that neutron star" as they're talking how to start their exploration of the system. It is never mentioned again.
by Mother Superior
Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Interstellar
Replies: 63
Views: 13939

Re: Interstellar

Zohar wrote:Regarding point 6:
Spoiler:
Once you can control gravity you might not have to spin, or spin very fast, to generate 1g. And I'm guessing those space stations harvest asteroids.

Spoiler:
Okay, good point. However; Harvesting asteroids for food?
by Mother Superior
Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Interstellar
Replies: 63
Views: 13939

Re: Interstellar

1. Their spaceships were AMAZING! ...why did they need a Saturn V booster to get off Earth? They had shuttles that could reach orbit and then some from worlds with 1.3g. 2. "I can slingshot around that neutron star." - You're not a real astronaut. 3. They found a solar system with a b...
by Mother Superior
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Mental support for pedophiles
Replies: 51
Views: 21516

Re: Mental support for pedophiles

CorruptUser wrote:I think his mistake is in assuming that gay men find sex with women abhorrent.

Well yes, but he said that he based that on his own feelings on gay sex, so...
by Mother Superior
Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Mental support for pedophiles
Replies: 51
Views: 21516

Re: Mental support for pedophiles

Most gay men I've met have plenty of heterosexual sex, even more than me (though that's not hard). It's not so much 'never allowed to have sex' so much as 'only allowed to have sex people you aren't attracted to'. It sucks of course, but until we have "trans children" there isn't an alter...
by Mother Superior
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-wing Miniatures game (Pew pew in space)
Replies: 1
Views: 1391

X-wing Miniatures game (Pew pew in space)

Didn't find any threads about this, but surely we must have some X-wing players amidst us! I've been playing for little over a year and have a quasi-regular game in a conference room at work after closing hours with some colleagues. I just got back from a great win (rare-ish for me :P ). I was playi...
by Mother Superior
Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3250
Views: 567113

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I was witness to a shoot-out, I couldn't run away fast enough, two little kids caught up with me and executed me through the forhead.

...yeah, not going back to sleep tonight.
by Mother Superior
Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 559831

Re: Doctor Whom

I thought the "you're a good dalek" was a reference to "the Dalek", and they wanted to explore that theme more. I except that we will be hearing more about Rusty later. Better than "let's destroy all of the gazilllions of CGI-Daleks permanently, for ever, FINALLY .....
by Mother Superior
Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 213355

Re: Mornington Crescent

Been out of the game a while, but would anyone mind if I jumped in and started a new one? Been meaning to get back into it. I propose a simple Warzaw Circle-game, no free rides and Horton's rule applies. If everyone's okay with it, I would also like to apply the simplified European variant, as I'm n...
by Mother Superior
Sun May 12, 2013 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Gravitar
Replies: 45
Views: 12393

Gravitar

Saw this (Hi btw, haven't been here for a while :) ) and thought this'd be a fitting place to share it, since I didn't find a thread for it. So yeah, this looks... awesome! But they should definitely have three versions running at the cinema; one in 3D, one in 2D, and one in 2D but without sound eff...
by Mother Superior
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven
Replies: 479
Views: 98781

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7

No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no.

...please no.
by Mother Superior
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 559831

Re: Doctor Whom

Avatar - fix the spoiler. Others have committed genocide before and the doctor's offered mercy (though if the don't take it then he may kill). It's never been like this before. He talked a Dalek into committid suicide I Remembrance of the Daleks. He wanted to kill a Dalek in &qu...
by Mother Superior
Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 559831

Re: Doctor Whom

charliepanayi wrote:Jeez, the vitriol in both of those is absurd. To all of you who hate Moffat that much, I advise no longer watching then.

I agree with this. Personally I'm still in a happy daze about no longer having watch Russel T. Davies' drivel. Maybe that makes me overly forgiving of Moffat's flaws, dunno.
by Mother Superior
Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4894
Views: 559831

Re: Doctor Whom

Where do the (non-Asylum) Daleks in this episode come from? I'm just assuming the Daleks from season 5 made more, but that seems like the kind of thing the Doctor would have noticed.... For that matter, how long has the Asylum been sitting there? This actually really bugged me, since th...
by Mother Superior
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Asteroid mining is here?
Replies: 66
Views: 9620

Re: Asteroid mining is here?

The real business plan will be to sell water to astronauts in LEO or, better, Mars or the Moon. If they could get a tank full of water onto Mars, they could name their price. And here is why commercial space travel is so stupid right now: Sell to who ? What astronauts? The ISS? Wow, what a booming ...
by Mother Superior
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Asteroid mining is here?
Replies: 66
Views: 9620

Re: Asteroid mining is here?

Bla bla bla, stupid commercial space exploration never going anywhere and being artificially hyped ad nauseum.
by Mother Superior
Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 21850

Re: Explosion in Oslo

Just one quick question then, Pazuzu; Norwegian police officers carry guns, don't they? I know Swedish officers do. True, it'd be unfair to ask them go up against a military assault rifle with their service pistols, just curious.
by Mother Superior
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 21850

Re: Explosion in Oslo

Frankly it disgusted me when, in the absence of any evidence whatsoever, the media leapt immediately to Islamic terrorism. Rupert Murdoch's filthy rag, along with the WSJ, was most heinously guilty for this . Al Jazeera neatly summed up the mood of the media in the chaotic few hours that followed, ...
by Mother Superior
Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Which WW2 battle was more instrumental in defeating Germany?
Replies: 101
Views: 13973

Re: Which WW2 battle was more instrumental in defeating Germ

Marauder_Pilot wrote:And the Winter War.

It is important to point out that while yes, the fact that the soviets conducted their offensive in the winter did help to turn it into the fiasco that it was, this was greatly aided by the fact that Finns are fucking insane.
by Mother Superior
Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Which WW2 battle was more instrumental in defeating Germany?
Replies: 101
Views: 13973

Re: Which WW2 battle was more instrumental in defeating Germ

The allied in the western front liberated France, Holland, Belgium and pushed a bit into Germany between 1944-45. The Soviets drove Germany out of Russia, liberated the Balkans, Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, and ate up half of Germany, finally swallowing Berlin. Russia lost more people (total casualtie...
by Mother Superior
Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 21850

Re: Explosion in Oslo

The gunman is not a marginal Neonazi ~snip~ Or is there another reason why his ideology isn't a new Nazi-style one? I think he believes in democracy more than the Nazis. Really? Cause, you know, promoting your ideas through violence is kind of non-democratic. I don't think his ideologies were neces...
by Mother Superior
Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 21850

Re: Explosion in Oslo

The gunman is not a marginal Neonazi See, I'm confused. He holds that people can be, effectively, race-traitors (which is the Nazi party-line). He demonizes humanists, cultural relativists, and people who allow immigrants in with one brush, calling them Marxists (the enemy of the Nazi party as well...
by Mother Superior
Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 21850

Re: Explosion in Oslo

My respect for the Norwegian prime minister has soared after he said this; "Svaret på vold er enda mer demokrati, enda mer åpenhet, men aldri naivitet. Det skylder vi ofrene." In english; "The answer to violence is even more democracy, even more openness, but never naivete. We owe the...
by Mother Superior
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Graphics card drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Graphics card drivers

Hiya! I just got back my computer after having sent it back to be repaird a week after getting it delievered to me. It seems to work now except I cannot for the life of me get it to accept proper graphics drivers. It insists on defaulting to Standard VGA graphics adapter, and I cannot get my proper ...
by Mother Superior
Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 21850

Re: Explosion in Oslo

Swedish newspapers report at least seven dead in the explosion, plus (and this is where this gets truly horrifiyng/fucked up) another 25-30 killed in a shooting at a political youth orginization meeting not far from the capital just a short while after the bomb went off in Oslo. A man dressed as a p...
by Mother Superior
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 7 won't start
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Windows 7 won't start

Yes, I get an image then, but no, when running directly into one of the graph. cards I don't see a BIOS image.
by Mother Superior
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 7 won't start
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Windows 7 won't start

I have tried both cards individually, and the fans definitely turn on on both cards.
by Mother Superior
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:31 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 7 won't start
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Windows 7 won't start

Okay, I have now removed both graphics cards and run my monitor directlyon the mobo, that works fine, I downloaded the latest drivers from radeon and reconnected one of the cards, same as before.
by Mother Superior
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:42 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 7 won't start
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Windows 7 won't start

I don'thave a different monitor,but I hooked upthis one to my old machine and it works fine there. Sonot a problem with the cable or the monitor itself. I haven't removed and reseated the cards yet, I'm still a bit weary of that since it's a brand new machine.
by Mother Superior
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 7 won't start
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Windows 7 won't start

XFX Radeon HD 6950 1GB GDDR5
by Mother Superior
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 7 won't start
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Windows 7 won't start

I have two graphics cards in the machine, neither works. I've tried feeling around inside the machine, there's nothing that feels even lukewarm to the touch, it all seems plugged in correctly, rams are set in place firmly, admittedly I'm not used to this machine, but all the electrics seem hooked up...
by Mother Superior
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 7 won't start
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Windows 7 won't start

Okay, so I got it all up and running, everything was dandy, I leave for work, I get home and now I have really, reallybad artifacts. Well actually that was ten minutes ago, now I can't get the screen to show me anything. It says no signal and goes into standby mode. I can hear windows bootup but can...
by Mother Superior
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:02 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 7 won't start
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Windows 7 won't start

Okay, took two tries but I got the install running... with artifacts on my screen but one thing at a time, huh?
by Mother Superior
Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 7 won't start
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Windows 7 won't start

I just got a brand new computer with windows 7 64 on it, my old computer had xp 32. When I first booted it up I had two old harddrives plugged in, a seagate barracuda and some old USB shit. At first it wouldn't boot further than the motherboard welcome screen, but when I disconnected the USB drive i...
by Mother Superior
Fri May 27, 2011 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why we shouldn't ban guns...
Replies: 201
Views: 24106

Re: Why we shouldn't ban guns...

Guns are freedom, without guns there can be no freedom.


Awww, shit. I'm not free? :(
by Mother Superior
Wed May 11, 2011 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2654
Views: 213355

Re: Mornington Crescent

I rolled a two, so I can jump in anytime I like, right?

Anyway, I make my first move a careful one, Paddington.
by Mother Superior
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 147871

Re: Portal 2

Am currently on my second playthrough. Impressions overall: Very positive. Am very impressed by Valve's continued work on dynamic environments. The whole game looked amazing. And I am getting more and more convinced that GLaDOS is one of the best written female villains ever. Highlights: Wheatley, t...
by Mother Superior
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 8.8 Earthquake hits 250 miles from Tokyo
Replies: 471
Views: 50974

Re: 8.8 Earthquake hits 250 miles from Tokyo

Ressing this thread slightly, have a question for a friend who wants to go back to Japan for studies after having gone back to Sweden for a few weeks, what real dangers are there? He lives circa 80 miles from the site, but is worried about eating the local food and such, especially since they now fo...

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