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by Artemis Leon
Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I look for meaning in the RIGHT places sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 1983

Re: I look for meaning in the RIGHT places sometimes

Okay, maybe I'm missing something, but why does every instance of "God" spell it as "G-d"? Is this just the cool new thing the young'ns are doing or what?
by Artemis Leon
Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NYT fails again Fast boot computers.
Replies: 12
Views: 1931

Re: NYT fails again Fast boot computers.

. . .In some cases, Windows never boots. . .


So. . . those would be the people who are actually just running Linux, then?
by Artemis Leon
Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Finnish School Shooting (again)
Replies: 13
Views: 1530

Re: Finnish School Shooting (again)

Nougatrocity wrote:What legislation could possibly avert these things?

People who want to shoot others and then themselves will find ways. Laws will not stop them.


Well, clearly they just need to make mass murder illegal.
by Artemis Leon
Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Obtaining a smaller wikipedia dump?
Replies: 11
Views: 1911

Re: Obtaining a smaller wikipedia dump?

Once you do get Wikipedia on your iPhone, you need to write DON'T PANIC on it in friendly block letters.
by Artemis Leon
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lady News!
Replies: 300
Views: 35277

Re: Lady News!

Buttons wrote:I believe the generally accepted term is "Odd News."


Wow. I just read through almost all of those entries, and goddamn am I pissed. What the fuck is wrong with Reuters?
by Artemis Leon
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Researchers connecting music to personality type
Replies: 32
Views: 4163

Re: Researchers connecting music to personality type

One of the categories is rock/heavy metal. I can't imagine any useful generalizations could be drawn about that broad a category of music.
by Artemis Leon
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Flat Earth Society
Replies: 33
Views: 4136

Re: The Flat Earth Society

If you assume that it was unknown at the time what the distance was, or what was between Asia and Spain, it took a great deal of courage to go on the voyage. OK, his estimates were wrong, and if there was no Americas he was screwed, but he took a chance, and it worked out for him. It wasn't unknown...
by Artemis Leon
Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sudden deaths after arrest in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

Re: Sudden deaths after arrest in Spain

Somebody there has gotten their hands on the Deathnote. Come on, could it be any more obvious? Speaking of Deathnote, am I the only one who thought all the kiras seriously lack imagniation? I mean, if I had the DN, I'd come up with all kinds of wildly improbably causes of death. . . .and in nationa...
by Artemis Leon
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google announces new web browser
Replies: 113
Views: 13843

Re: Google announces new web browser

I'm posting this from Chrome, which I just downloaded, and I'd like to mention that the offending lines from the EULA have, in fact, been removed. It specifically states that you don't forfeit the rights to any content you post through "the Services" unless you have a specific, written con...
by Artemis Leon
Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Flat Earth Society
Replies: 33
Views: 4136

Re: The Flat Earth Society

I've seen this website numerous times over the last few years, and I can never decide for sure if they're serious or not. The world may never know.
by Artemis Leon
Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Orleans mayor issues mandatory evacuation for Gustav
Replies: 33
Views: 2926

Re: New Orleans mayor issues mandatory evacuation for Gustav

It's a Boondocks reference.
by Artemis Leon
Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: David Shalyer goes completely bonkers
Replies: 1
Views: 1092

Re: David Shalyer goes completely bonkers

Guess they'll have to send James Bond to take this guy down. I assume, of course, that he is building some kind of anti -walrus death-ray, or perhaps using his new position as messiah in a bid to monopolize the world's supply of palladium? The newspapers always leave out the important details from t...
by Artemis Leon
Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 751652

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

I haven't read the whole topic, so this might already have been mentioned, but the most annoying commercial I've seen is one that seems to be on every channel in my area. It's for a weight-loss pill, and roughly half the commercial is spent EXPLAINING TO US WHAT BODY FAT IS. Still, my most-loathed p...
by Artemis Leon
Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Satire" film brings stupid to whole new level
Replies: 8
Views: 2346

Re: "Satire" film brings stupid to whole new level

Details about the movie were kept secret, on purpose, until this month. In February, it was reported that Kelsey Grammar would be Scrooge in the new movie. He’s actually playing the ghost of George Patton, and Jon Voight is playing George Washington. In a clip we saw, Washington takes Malone to St....
by Artemis Leon
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Velociraptor Robot
Replies: 26
Views: 3664

Re: Velociraptor Robot

I was going to have one of these in my museum, but we ran the numbers and found that it was less expensive to just clone real ones for everyone to pet.

. . .we recommend not bringing any child of "morsel" size or smaller.
by Artemis Leon
Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: KBR bans cell phone use after rape victim calls for help
Replies: 59
Views: 5727

Re: KBR bans cell phone use after rape victim calls for help

Have you read the reports about female United States Soldiers with really, um, unique deaths? Coroners are calling them "suicides". Hey, just so you all know, if I get sent to Iraq for any reason, I am going to kill myself by pouring gasoline over my body, lighting that on fire, pouring a...
by Artemis Leon
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada Bus Beheading
Replies: 63
Views: 5410

Re: Canada Bus Beheading

If organized crime is a factor (or even if it isn't, I guess), I'll suggest the possibility that the feet come from bodies thrown in the ocean to hide them, but all bound in a similar way or dumped in similar containers (such as would happen if the same person disposed of several corpses). The way t...
by Artemis Leon
Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.
Replies: 172
Views: 14531

Re: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.

Aside all argumentation of right/wrong/shady, this is sad. I'm sure the parents are not celebrating and having cake, but rather are probably broken hearted and in disbelief/shock/existential crisis. I'm sure (having been brought up in a very religious place where people do believe this kind of thin...
by Artemis Leon
Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Perry Cox or Gregory House?
Replies: 167
Views: 20115

Re: Perry Cox or Gregory House?

Seriously, all they did to make the character of House was take Holmes and remove all of his hats and pipes , and made him a doctor . Well, that plus some tissue in one leg. Fixed. Thanks for making my point. Holmes was never a good character; he merely existed in good stories. House is a modern-da...
by Artemis Leon
Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Some people obviously haven't read comic 401...
Replies: 54
Views: 6042

Re: Some people obviously haven't read comic 401...

Article wrote:Former nuclear safety officer Walter Wagner has been raising such questions for years - first about an earlier-generation "big bang machine" known as the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider, and more recently about the LHC.


They've done this before? Seriously, fuck those guys.
by Artemis Leon
Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: How very droll.
Replies: 32
Views: 2980

Re: How very droll.

It's always kind of sad when you see a wikivandal that's moved on from inserting "vagina" into random places in sentences, and started adding lies that are difficult to recognize as vandalism.
by Artemis Leon
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.
Replies: 172
Views: 14531

Re: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.

I'm sorry, but I refuse to compare diabetes with cancer (or other similarly devastating diseases). And yeah, I think going with the parents on what do to in regards to children's health is usually the best option. It doesn't work in this case. These people are not capable of making a sound decision...
by Artemis Leon
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.
Replies: 172
Views: 14531

Re: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.

Only psychological treatment, but that's still bad enough to kill (see: Lisa McPherson), and keep the ones who need it most dependent on their "religion" and more than willing to pay for their "services". I'm sorry, but are you saying this from your POV or from the possible POV ...
by Artemis Leon
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.
Replies: 172
Views: 14531

Girl dies as parents pray for healing of treatable illness.

I know this kind of thing makes the news every couple of years, but it's still outrageous to me that it happens in a developed nation in the twenty-first century. Worse still is the cavalier attitude of her parents. And, there's this: The girl has three siblings, ranging in age from 13 to 16, the po...
by Artemis Leon
Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Perry Cox or Gregory House?
Replies: 167
Views: 20115

Re: Perry Cox or Gregory House?

Definitely Cox. Seriously, all they did to make the character of House was take Cox and remove all of his humanity, and most of the humor.

Well, that plus some tissue in one leg.
by Artemis Leon
Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Subtitling vs. dubbing
Replies: 147
Views: 21407

Re: Subtitling vs. dubbing

I much prefer dubbing for anime--since all animated programing is essentially dubbed anyway, I'd rather be able to watch something without also reading it, even if the voices don't quite match the characters. For live-action shows, I'll take subtitles. The mismatches of voice and visual are a lot mo...
by Artemis Leon
Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Argentinean Terror Gnome?
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

Re: The Argentinean Terror Gnome?

BoomFrog wrote:So Fox news has officially descended to tabloid now?


If by "now", you mean "since about about fifteen years ago", then yes.
by Artemis Leon
Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rickraided! By the FBI.
Replies: 34
Views: 5039

Re: Rickraided! By the FBI.

I really want to find a link like that and dump it on every forum I can locate. Does that make me a bad person?
by Artemis Leon
Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Theft of the worst kind!
Replies: 23
Views: 5211

Re: Theft of the worst kind!

tin wrote:"Turbo-Folk?". Wow. This intrigues me...


I know. One of my friends found this article about a week ago, and my first question was about "turbo-folk" music. We couldn't locate any examples of the genre.
by Artemis Leon
Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Exporting pedophiles (asinine)
Replies: 22
Views: 2275

Re: Exporting pedophiles (asinine)

This part stood out to me. Horne's latest stint behind bars was for 14 sex offences committed when he lured two homeless boys to his apartment while volunteering for a charity, The Times newspaper reported. He even got caught while victimizing the homeless. I think the only silver lining for Britain...
by Artemis Leon
Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Steampunk electric motorcycle, anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Re: Steampunk electric motorcycle, anyone?

This is the most awesome steampunk item I've seen since the laptop. I so want one of those.

Actually, I really would just like an electric motorcycle. Where are those sold, anyway?
by Artemis Leon
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tantrik? More like Tantrick!
Replies: 17
Views: 2347

Re: Tantrik? More like Tantrick!

Clearly, Indians need to learn that all real magicians wear capes or top hats. It would prevent this kind of silly belief from spreading in the future.
by Artemis Leon
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Next decade's soldiers of PEACE and DEMOCRACY [Robot Dog]
Replies: 69
Views: 8090

Re: Next decade's soldiers of PEACE and DEMOCRACY

Actually I'd argue it's significantly more advanced than that. Maybe AT-ST advanced, maybe further. AT-ATs would probably not be that hard to construct, I just don't see them being any more useful than a tank, and much less stable. Exactly, can you say grappling hooks! Hell, can you say "kick&...
by Artemis Leon
Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Next decade's soldiers of PEACE and DEMOCRACY [Robot Dog]
Replies: 69
Views: 8090

Re: Next decade's soldiers of PEACE and DEMOCRACY

Actually I'd argue it's significantly more advanced than that. Maybe AT-ST advanced, maybe further. AT-ATs would probably not be that hard to construct, I just don't see them being any more useful than a tank, and much less stable. Exactly, can you say grappling hooks! Hell, can you say "kick&...
by Artemis Leon
Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Metal Rubber...yeah. You heard me. Metal Rubber.
Replies: 15
Views: 2395

Re: Metal Rubber...yeah. You heard me. Metal Rubber.

Belial wrote:So, we now have blood-powered electronics and the materials for flexible, artificial muscles.

The future is here, and it is cyberpunk as hell. I approve so hard.


All we need now is brain controlled interfaces and we can get Ghost in the Shell on some asses. . .

Oh, wait.
by Artemis Leon
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hmm...thats how much pr0n a second?
Replies: 17
Views: 2709

Re: Hmm...thats how much pr0n a second?

iop wrote:Faster internet means that it is no longer more efficient to burn DVDs and fedex them across the country in order to exchange microscopy data.


Wait.

Are you trying to imply that this new technology would have non-pornographical applications? Balderdash!
by Artemis Leon
Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America gives Andorra money.
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: America gives Andorra money.

I can almost see this happening. I love the map of Africa they use.
by Artemis Leon
Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Vampiritic electronic tattoos (not spam)
Replies: 135
Views: 13825

Re: Vampiritic electronic tattoos (not spam)

Efficiency? I want blood powered robots, coolness and near life creations have got to be more important than efficiency. True enough. If I have to eat an extra sandwich from time to time so I can make phone calls with my mind, then so be it. Also, everything in this topic makes me think of Ghost in...
by Artemis Leon
Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Clinton calls Obama black
Replies: 72
Views: 8520

Re: Clinton calls Obama black

Nougatrocity wrote:
Belial wrote:And tell everyone she has herpes.


Or give her herpes. (Bonus points for creative execution!)



Sorry, no herpes here. Got smallpox, but no herpes. That work?

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