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by Shadeofblue
Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Greatest Movie Ever?
Replies: 223
Views: 26878

Re: Greatest Movie Ever?

Grave of the Fireflies, which was mentioned briefly once in this thread is certainly an amazing movie. I don't think I've ever been so moved by a movie, usually I detach myself from depressing movies, but somehow I couldn't for this one. It just seems so real, I guess. People who are averted to anim...
by Shadeofblue
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic is about to ruin itself...again
Replies: 39
Views: 4515

Re: Magic is about to ruin itself...again

One with nothing was sided in against owling mine decks. That deck won by using howling mine effects (everyone draws an extra card each turn) and an artifact that deals 4 damage to each opponent that has 7 cards in their hand each turn.
by Shadeofblue
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore: The Thread. New Topic - Does it work in Win7?
Replies: 754
Views: 44190

Re: Spore: Sep. 7th 2008, And the world goes into Mourning.

I can honestly say that this is the first time a new, non-console game has actually interested me. Between this and Starcraft 2, for the first time I'm wondering if my computer is good enough to run a game I want to play :shock:. Well, I've got Riven and Escape Velocity: Override to tide me over unt...
by Shadeofblue
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Myst
Replies: 148
Views: 28352

Re: Myst

I've finished Myst and Exile so far, and I'm working on Riven and Revelations right now (it helps to be able to go back and forth if I get stuck on one). Riven seems awesome so far (I've found 4 islands and Gehn's journal so far, not much more, though), and Revelations is just beautiful. I've never ...
by Shadeofblue
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Biker's penis hit by lightning [No, not spam]
Replies: 18
Views: 3174

Lightning works by ionizing the air with what is called a leader stroke, which actually travels from the ground up to the cloud at the point on the ground that is highest in elevation (technically it's related to the electric potential, Wikipedia probably has more details on it). The ionized air cre...
by Shadeofblue
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Infinite money!..Sort of.
Replies: 72
Views: 12250

Say you run this game as Alan, and the payout is 2^n, except 10 heads in a row = jackpot and you win a fixed amount of money rather than continuing. That way there's a definable average winnings, and you can make it cost the appropriate amount. I know it kind of defeats the purpose of the game, but ...
by Shadeofblue
Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Not too hard logic problem
Replies: 12
Views: 3771

I think it's more the setup leading you than necessarily being sexist, but you really only can tell if you say a woman and her daughter/son, but then that only works if they haven't heard it before, etc.

I was going to go with the parents being gay, so I don't know what that says about me.
by Shadeofblue
Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Biology question (Wild berry genetics)
Replies: 23
Views: 3878

I don't know about berries, but I read an article a few years ago about how commonly fished fish are getting noticeably smaller due to overfishing of the larger fish, so it's conceivable that the effect would also be seen in other organisms.
by Shadeofblue
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dial Dillema
Replies: 44
Views: 5092

Personally I think that in making this thread you have proven that someone turned your intelligence dial to a '1'. :P Seriously, though, why would you want to be able to predetermine your child's abilities. If you set the dial too low you will always feel bad about the decision you made, if you set ...
by Shadeofblue
Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Goodbye Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 2375

without doing more than glancing at the article, can't you run a 3rd party firewall that just blocks the information from being sent out? I am by no means suggesting you shouldn't switch, but there is more than one way to skin a cat. Well that's great for people like us (us meaning the average xkcd...
by Shadeofblue
Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 696151

20/Male/Vancouver, Canada.

I'm going to UBC, I'm in Engineering, but I have applied to transfer to Science for Physics and/or Astronomy.

I play Magic: the Gathering quite a bit and don't play the piano nearly as much as I wish I would anymore.

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