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by Jack Saladin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 171096

Re: New Zealand meet up

For all meetupy and harddrivey things: I will not be around the forums so much, but half of y'all know where to find me on IRC. Send addresses to me through there or something in future.
by Jack Saladin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Civilization IV Vanilla PBEM
Replies: 537
Views: 40953

Re: Civilization IV Vanilla PBEM

Is it possible to replace my civ with a bot or are you stuck with me forever?
by Jack Saladin
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4373
Views: 657037

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

waz00t, thanks for that. Might wanna chuck it in a spoiler tag though.

Edit: Blast people editing posts before I post my post editing ninjas grumble grumble...
by Jack Saladin
Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Marvel to Lose Wolverine Rights?
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: Marvel to Lose Wolverine Rights?

It's April 2nd where I live so I'm allowed to point out April Fools jokes. This is an April Fools joke.
by Jack Saladin
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4373
Views: 657037

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

Found a couple of blog posts and things, but as usual information is pretty scarce and I can't be bothered watching trailers. Regardless, here is my list of first episode checker outers this season: Pandora Hearts Fullmetal Alchemist Guin Saga Saki 07-Ghost Souten Kouro Ristorante Paradiso Eden of t...
by Jack Saladin
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raptor Scare in North Carolina
Replies: 44
Views: 13164

Re: Raptor Scare in North Carolina

You realise that just posting a single emoticon would be bad enough on its own, right?
by Jack Saladin
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Raptor Scare in North Carolina
Replies: 44
Views: 13164

Re: Raptor Scare in North Carolina

You necro'd to post a single emoticon?
by Jack Saladin
Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Yet Another Hillary Gaffe
Replies: 51
Views: 3734

Re: Yet Another Hillary Gaffe

Uh, "European democracy" =/= "EU". There's no "multiparty system" in the EU, it's not a single state with elections. She's clearly talking about European democracies in general.
by Jack Saladin
Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4373
Views: 657037

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

... What do you mean? There's no one date where every show of a new season starts.

What shows are starting soon anyway? Anyone got one of those images? All I know is Dragon Ball Kai starts in a few days. :O

Edit: Amagad, Eden of the East starts in like a week as well. Awesome.
by Jack Saladin
Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Yet Another Hillary Gaffe
Replies: 51
Views: 3734

Re: Yet Another Hillary Gaffe

No matter the definitions, I don't buy "our democracy is much older than all y'alls".

And I don't define that as democracy. Because it's not.
by Jack Saladin
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS3, Xbox360, Wii, Atari 5200. Why buy? (PS3 vs XBox360)
Replies: 88
Views: 9314

Re: Should I sell my 360 and get a PS3?

We'll run away together and join the normal people circus.
by Jack Saladin
Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Yet Another Hillary Gaffe
Replies: 51
Views: 3734

Re: Yet Another Hillary Gaffe

... ... ... ... ... ... *facepalm* There have been varying degrees of small-scale, limited suffrage democracies in Europe for thousands of years. The US added another one to the pile with its white, landowning men only system around the same time as plenty of other countries. The US didn't turn into...
by Jack Saladin
Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Yet Another Hillary Gaffe
Replies: 51
Views: 3734

Re: Yet Another Hillary Gaffe

And any republican who feels like harping on it should probably explode out of sheer hypocrisy, given their most recent occupant of the oval office. And likewise, any Democrat who feels like harping on about the previous occupant of the oval office should do the same. Didn't she just claim like a c...
by Jack Saladin
Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Watchmen. Let us discuss. SPOILERS!
Replies: 138
Views: 26831

Re: Watchmen. Let us discuss. SPOILERS!

He killed off 3 million people and may have ruined the lives of about 14 million, but probably way less. This is, I think, 10 times less than the amount of people who died at Hiroshima.
... What? How many people do you think died at Hiroshima?
by Jack Saladin
Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Very Hot Coffee/Tea Increases risk of Cancer
Replies: 42
Views: 2268

Re: Very Hot Coffee/Tea Increases risk of Cancer

Oh yeah, I forgot about stupid people.
by Jack Saladin
Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Very Hot Coffee/Tea Increases risk of Cancer
Replies: 42
Views: 2268

Re: Very Hot Coffee/Tea Increases risk of Cancer

Doesn't literally nearly everybody who dies near the end of the average life expectancy die with some form of cancer, whether or not it killed them? Nearly everything "gives" you cancer because it's pretty much inevitable. It's a feature of our genetic build. Who really thought we were bui...
by Jack Saladin
Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:57 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: eee pc glitch
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: eee pc glitch

Yeah I think ctrl+space does actually switch it back. So it must have something to do with that Chinese stuff.

Also, while ctrl+space and shift+space do usually just switch to Chinese characters, I think under some circumstances they start the monospace text. Not sure what the circumstances are.
by Jack Saladin
Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4373
Views: 657037

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

(it's OVA by the way, not OAV) Protip: Both are correct. Original Video Animation and Original Animated Video. For the story to make sense they would have had to COMPLETELY butcher it. 13 episodes is about enough to detail a simple parable, not flesh out an epic story. I mean, sure, they could have...
by Jack Saladin
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:06 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: eee pc glitch
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: eee pc glitch

Hmm, nope, ctrl+space and shift+space do activate Chinese modes, but they don't cause this problem (they just let me type in Chinese, funnily enough). I went through all of the Chinese input methods (there are a bunch), and none of them caused that. I really don't think it's a shortcut. I've been pr...
by Jack Saladin
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:24 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: eee pc glitch
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: eee pc glitch

I'm sorry, I will not trust you if you state "X isn't a problem" unless you give me every single detail about X and every reason why you don't think it is a problem. Well, the Chinese input shortcut I know about, that's pointed out, involves some obscure key up the top or something (not n...
by Jack Saladin
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: guys growing long hair
Replies: 58
Views: 3385

Re: guys growing long hair

I just wear various hats all the time. I love hats.
by Jack Saladin
Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of Leaves Chain Letter
Replies: 35
Views: 3391

Re: House of Leaves Chain Letter

So guess what arrived today? My new beret! Oh, and also, this book. Thanks dude. And I really hope that sticker on the front saying "$019.450" doesn't mean you had to spend 19 whole bucks. o.O It took a bit of a beating on the way over, though, I'm not sure how many international voyages o...
by Jack Saladin
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:18 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: eee pc glitch
Replies: 19
Views: 794

eee pc glitch

So today I started using my eee pc 901, specifically for typing out an essay. I pretty much intend to use it for doing essays and taking notes, so I’m using it entirely for writing. So I open up StarOffice Writer (some sort of rebranding of OpenOffice Writer), and start writing, only to soon encount...
by Jack Saladin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 68288

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]

And a UK one, and possibly some other for individual seasons. I can't find them as the search is broken, but they're out there.
by Jack Saladin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 68288

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]

Heroes has more than one thread since a whole lot of people watch it. One of them is the US schedule thread. This is the only Dollhouse thread, for everybody, since it has a small audience and isn't worth splitting.
by Jack Saladin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 68288

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]

That creepy looking dude trying to squeeze himself into a dress and tiara in the corner there. He likes it when you call him "Princess".
by Jack Saladin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 68288

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]

... But you were saying spoiler tags were unnecessary. Now they're necessary if they say something that you don't know about. So the schedule for whether spoiler tags are appropriate is now officially What Nougat Has Seen. Fuck all those people in those other crazy foreign countries, or who are goin...
by Jack Saladin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS3, Xbox360, Wii, Atari 5200. Why buy? (PS3 vs XBox360)
Replies: 88
Views: 9314

Re: Should I sell my 360 and get a PS3?

I'm pretty sure the Dualshocks are the most symmetric controllers in existence. I mean, the face buttons and d-pad buttons are pretty much in the same position, the start and select buttons are meticulously placed the same distance away from the centre so for every single button on the controller th...
by Jack Saladin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Economist Blames Twitter For Down Economy
Replies: 14
Views: 1014

Re: Economist Blames Twitter For Down Economy

Yes, it's a joke. C'mon: "We see the rapid rise of Twitter usage in 2008 correlating very strongly with a tremendous decrease in American productivity," said Schmeldon. "Our regression analysis on the data suggests a causal relationship that may actually be larger than the impact of t...
by Jack Saladin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS3, Xbox360, Wii, Atari 5200. Why buy? (PS3 vs XBox360)
Replies: 88
Views: 9314

Re: Should I sell my 360 and get a PS3?

Tomo wrote:My right thumb is also slightly lower than my left.
... OK, that's just fucked up. I think you broke your hands playing Xbox.
by Jack Saladin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 319
Views: 127007

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

Generally, overarching plot aren't set up on the first few episodes so I'm not expecting much, but I can't see how they're going to move beyond murder-of-the-week. I don't think they will. It's a one-murder-a-week cop show. We might get a few two or three episode cases every couple of seasons, but ...
by Jack Saladin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS3, Xbox360, Wii, Atari 5200. Why buy? (PS3 vs XBox360)
Replies: 88
Views: 9314

Re: Should I sell my 360 and get a PS3?

Your hands .. or, at least my hands.. look like they're ready for a NES or Genesis controller to be shoved in there for gameplayin'. The Dualshock also fits nicely. The XBox requires that I move my left thumb in a different position, while keeping my fingers on both hands in identical, if mirrored,...
by Jack Saladin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: South Park vs Family Guy vs The Simpsons
Replies: 66
Views: 9555

Re: South Park vs Family Guy vs The Simpsons

I've been watching a lot of American Dad recently, and yeah, definitely my favourite animated sitcom right now.
by Jack Saladin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 319
Views: 127007

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

Yeah, I still like it. I hope they don't do anything stupid with it later, though. Like, a one-night stand or somesuch. Nah, writers have long learnt that snapping the sexual tension of your main couple will always ruin the show and drag your ratings into the ground. I'm pretty sure that literally ...
by Jack Saladin
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS3, Xbox360, Wii, Atari 5200. Why buy? (PS3 vs XBox360)
Replies: 88
Views: 9314

Re: Should I sell my 360 and get a PS3?

... I really like the Dualshock stick placement. It's much more comfortable than the 360 layout, for me. And the fact they aren't symmetrical really bugs my brain and hurts my input, I think.

Maybe I have unusually big/small/long/short hands.
by Jack Saladin
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do you sit?
Replies: 62
Views: 3386

Re: How do you sit?

I've recently decided to trial holding phones like L. Maybe for a month or so. Just to see what it's like.

It's, uh, it's working out pretty well, I'd say.
by Jack Saladin
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wesnoth 1.6!
Replies: 41
Views: 5707

Re: Wesnoth 1.6!

Interesting. Yet slightly racist.
by Jack Saladin
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wesnoth 1.6!
Replies: 41
Views: 5707

Re: Wesnoth 1.6!

So, what's the deal? Anyone wanna run down the basics for people too lazy to read through the site?
by Jack Saladin
Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What hardware do you own? (Consoles + PCs)
Replies: 44
Views: 2374

Re: What hardware do you own? (Consoles + PCs)

PC which can game well enough, PS3 (and 2, for that matter), DS, and PSP. I'm not playing a hell of a lot of any of them at the moment, but my PS3 comes in first, followed by my DS, followed by the PC I use to play a turn of Civ every couple of weeks, followed by the PSP which hasn't been turned on ...
by Jack Saladin
Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: DC's Big Three (For Endless Mike)
Replies: 25
Views: 20017

Re: DC's Big Three (For Endless Mike)

And anyone who dislikes Superman should read the All-Star Superman miniseries.
Except modern DCU Superman and All-Star Superman are completely different, and differently dealt with, so that doesn't really help. If anything it just makes it even more obvious how terrible the canon Superman is.

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