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by New User
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3249
Views: 566537

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I thought "not a restful night" was an understatement. Then I realized this is the dreams thread, so now I consider it apt.
by New User
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6341030

Re: Thoughts for ships

What, he eats pizza with a fork or something?
by New User
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: If you could combine two(or more) games
Replies: 206
Views: 25469

Re: If you could combine two(or more) games

I just watched a friend play Scrap Mechanic for a few minutes. The crafting system is interesting, and has several components that can be combined creatively to make contraptions and stuff. I'd be interested in seeing this game mixed with Factorio. I mean, I wouldn't play it, but I think the kinds o...
by New User
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 800
Views: 182952

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

It's gotta be one of the top ten weirdest English words, certainly.
by New User
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 800
Views: 182952

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I'm a bit late on this reply, but I think I often switch between cos-chyoom and cost-yoom. I never say cos-toom, but I think I've heard my brother say it.
by New User
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2550
Views: 404689

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Back to Bed and Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee are currently free on Steam. Oddworld is also free on GOG.com.
by New User
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 800
Views: 182952

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

For most of my life I've heard everyone rhyme bury with berry. Now I sometimes hear it rhymed with hurry and worry. I think that sounds better and I'd like to adapt that pronunciation for my own use, but I am often not mindful of it.
by New User
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 800
Views: 182952

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I like to pronounce Zeus like Zay-us. Nobody understands what I'm talking about unless I say Zoose.
by New User
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3249
Views: 566537

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I would also say my mind doesn't render everything I conceive in a dream into a visual stimulus, or at best only a vague one.
by New User
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 800
Views: 182952

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Mirror, terror, and horror are words I've heard pronounced in different ways. I've heard many people who make them sound very similar to mere, tear, and whore. I've also heard mira and tera, but I don't recall hearing hora much.
by New User
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 800
Views: 182952

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I've heard both, and I sometimes say either.
by New User
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3249
Views: 566537

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I dreamed my desktop computer needed an external power supply to provide enough energy to start. It looked like a multimeter that I own, but it had about five or six lead wires that would connect to terminals on the front of the PC case. This device malfunctioned and I could vividly smell the smoke ...
by New User
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: American solar eclipse
Replies: 44
Views: 2810

Re: American solar eclipse

What a coincidence. I concluded that your dad worked for NASA and was also a wikipedia contributor. Maybe he was standing near the NASA photographer!
by New User
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: American solar eclipse
Replies: 44
Views: 2810

Re: American solar eclipse

eSOANEM wrote:My dad got this shot but, well, he has a fancy camera and flew across the pond to camp in Madras for this one shot.

eclipse.jpg

That photo is on the main page of wikipedia right now.
by New User
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 258770

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

Soupspoon wrote:You'd be guaranteed that you could never randomly generate a valid password, however. So it's completely proof against Brute Force!

I'm late responding to this one, but thanks for explaining the joke!
by New User
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6341030

Re: Thoughts for ships

Sriracha was a very trendy flavor a couple of years ago. I remember seeing sriracha flavored everything. I joked with a friend about Starbucks having sriracha flavored coffee, and a week later she texted me saying that they actually had packets of sriracha sauce on the counter for customers to add t...
by New User
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0936: "Password Strength"
Replies: 893
Views: 258770

Re: 0936: "Password Strength"

I'm a cryptography noob, but wouldn't it be less secure if the password may not repeat any character?
by New User
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"
Replies: 23
Views: 1616

Re: 1879: "Eclipse Birds"

Birds did get quiet, and now they still are about twelve minutes after the total eclipse. All I hear are crickets chirping. Also, in the moments leading up to the totality, cicadas started buzzing incessantly, which is something that normally happens in the evening. I expected to hear cocks crowing,...
by New User
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3249
Views: 566537

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I dreamed I was cooking macaroni and cheese, and it needed more water added. So I added coffee from the mug in my hand. I only realized this wasn't a good idea after I had added too much. The dish became more watery as desired, but it tasted too bitter.
by New User
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2550
Views: 404689

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Deadlight: Director's Cut is currently free on gog.com. I think it was recently given away on Steam, because it's in my Steam library.
by New User
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2550
Views: 404689

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Space Pilgrim Episode 1 and Pony Island are free on Humble Bundle right now.
by New User
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 917
Views: 151810

Re: Controversial opinions about food

For me, it's the bread that makes the pizza. A good pizza is a good bread with stuff on it. A bad pizza is nasty bread with stuff on it. The stuff on top could ruin a pizza also, but its importance is secondary to the quality of the bread.
by New User
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6341030

Re: Thoughts for ships

I heard that the total solar eclipse in the United States on August 21 will be within one day's travel for 70% of Americans. I heard that it's predicted to be the busiest travel weekend in US history. I'll probably travel from my bedroom to my lawn, then back again. In the small town I live in, it i...
by New User
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I'm looking for a device for drawing.
Replies: 8
Views: 2352

Re: I'm looking for a device for drawing.

Thanks for the reply. A few hours after I posted this, I found out that one of my Steam friends is into graphic design. He told me that he uses a Wacom Intuos tablet for drawing. He seemed satisfied with it, so I'm looking at those and similar devices. I'm only going to be using it for casual drawin...
by New User
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I'm looking for a device for drawing.
Replies: 8
Views: 2352

I'm looking for a device for drawing.

I'm looking for a device that will interface with my computer and allow me to draw as if drawing with a pencil on paper. I'm not much of an artist, but I'd like to draw sometimes. So, I'm not looking for anything professional-grade or super expensive. I don't know much about the topic. Many years ag...
by New User
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 800
Views: 182952

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I never heard of anyone pronounce creek like "crick" until I was an adult. It took me a long time to realize it was meant to be the same word. But, apparently, in some regions they think it sounds laughable to pronounce it like it's spelled, which is how everyone says it around here.
by New User
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3249
Views: 566537

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I think real life should be more like that dream.
by New User
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6341030

Re: Thoughts for ships

Couldn't that be prevented by putting a grate over the drain hole? Not useful for the toilet, but do the snakes really crawl through water like that?
by New User
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2550
Views: 404689

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Killing Floor is currently free on Humble Bundle store.
by New User
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2550
Views: 404689

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

A game called Outland is currently free on Steam for a limited time.
by New User
Wed May 24, 2017 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 66550

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

A few pages ago we mentioned The Swapper. I bought it a few months ago, but I eventually got stuck. Either I missed out on learning some technique, or that game is really hard. I thought I was okay at puzzle games, since I completed Antichamber and The Talos Principle without any guides (although I ...
by New User
Wed May 24, 2017 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2550
Views: 404689

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Nah, I just consider three DLC packages to be a lot. I didn't notice one was free. Still, I thought it seemed noteworthy to mention that a free game has DLC that isn't free. I consider that to not be getting the full game, so it's like a disclaimer that the game is being given away for free, but to ...
by New User
Tue May 23, 2017 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2550
Views: 404689

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Starpoint Gemini 2 is currently free on Steam, but it looks like there is a lot of DLC sold separately.
by New User
Sun May 21, 2017 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3249
Views: 566537

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I dreamed I was shopping for shoes. The saleswoman offered me two shoes in a style that she claimed was traditional, "as made by the English for hundreds of years." One pair was black leather with long pointed toes. The other was blue leather, but the toe had a round hole. I immediately re...
by New User
Fri May 19, 2017 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2550
Views: 404689

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Take a look at this pricing bullshit:
forwhatpurpose.png

Please note that in a normal deal, there would be another line there that lets you know how much you save by buying the package.
by New User
Thu May 18, 2017 12:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3249
Views: 566537

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I went for a visit to a doctor. In the waiting room, I had to wait for a long time. The facility had some sort of malfunction, so the waits were abnormally long and there were a lot of people in the waiting room. My mother was there, also. Eventually, a man in a white shirt summoned me to see the do...
by New User
Fri May 12, 2017 11:25 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 800
Views: 182952

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I have never heard that it's a legitimate spelling, but I have often seen it misspelled that way.
by New User
Thu May 11, 2017 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2550
Views: 404689

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Eador: Genesis is currently free on gog.com.

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