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by Dobblesworth
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Real names tied to WoW
Replies: 99
Views: 10731

Re: Real names tied to WoW

Seems they've done a u-turn on it today: http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=13816839821&sid=1 Real ID remaining in the WoW/D3/SC2 games, optional character friend linking. Forums for WoW/SC2/D3 retaining anonymity, but there will be some form of BattleNet player identification, but...
by Dobblesworth
Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Real names tied to WoW
Replies: 99
Views: 10731

Re: Real names tied to WoW

I got a perma-ban for some fairly crazy trolling back in '07 on the WoW forums, so I don't think it affects me much since I can't use the account. While my username here states Dobblesworth and is an initial layer of anonymity, it's not too difficult to click my blog link, find out I'm Daniel O'Brie...
by Dobblesworth
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 403771

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Do you have a Metagross, or a Mew by any chance?
by Dobblesworth
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28487
Views: 3024776

Re: Rant Thread - The Spites of Wraith

Re: those vegan smacktards They should be sentenced to death Death by firing squad A firing squad engaging with replica Crimean War era mortar battery cannons Firing projectile frozen stiff cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, jacket potatoes, and whatever else the executioner(s) could find in their sal...
by Dobblesworth
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 45838

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

Random whine about competitive football: Team A has a one-goal margin over Team B and is en route to victory. Team B are hammering at Team A's half towards the end of the match constantly, in hopes of getting an equaliser and pushing for extra time. Team A retaliates, not with defensive manoeuvres, ...
by Dobblesworth
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7810949

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I... you... wow. Been more than three years and I never had that click for me.

Well played, sir. Well played.
by Dobblesworth
Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 474772

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Super Laser Racer got 2 minutes out of me,
SW: KOTOR - 29 mins
Deus Ex - 49 mins
All those three pretty much experienced that total length of content on the first perusal on installation, then were uninstalled shortly after.
Yes you heard that right, Kotor and Deusex did not gel for me.
by Dobblesworth
Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Psychic" octopus makes world cup predictions.
Replies: 45
Views: 5820

Re: "Psychic" octopus makes world cup predictions.

Paul is siding with Spain: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010 ... -red-card/ [sorry for a lame link, basic quick google for a recent article]
I have a feeling bookies are aware of this mollusc and are adjusting prices accordingly.

Edit: ninja'd
by Dobblesworth
Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 445770

Re: WoWzers!

Last time I heard it's either a) Mankirk got the jist about where his wife's corpse is, went over there, paid his respects and buried her, b) he dies in the Cataclysm, c) where her corpse was is strategically placed where the magma rift splitting the region erupts. Resulting in Mankirk going away fo...
by Dobblesworth
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 658456

Re: Doctor Who

It seemed to me in "The Pandorica Opens" that River wasn't introduced to Amy, so unless I missed that scene it suggests that there'll be at least one more meeting with an even earlier River while Amy is around, and given that companions tend to not get more than a couple of season...
by Dobblesworth
Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7810949

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I was dumped right before I leave and told to "get shot by a haji." By multiple people. I know I'm not the most liked person on the fora either, but damn. That hurt man. That sucks Gears *hugs* --- --- --- So I was doing some random YouTube'ing earlier, from some Still Alive machinima to ...
by Dobblesworth
Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 474772

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

So far it's just been Osmos and Trine, but when Thanks Will Smith For Killing The Aliens day kicks in, I'll click yes to Quantz, Chains, Introversion [already have Darwinia/Multiwinia from last time around, but it's cheaper than geting Defcon separate] and SuperLazerRacer. World of Goo I'm getting f...
by Dobblesworth
Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A sixth appropriate use for the Vuvuzela
Replies: 16
Views: 2512

Re: A sixth appropriate use for the Vuvuzela

What, pray tell, are one through five?

And can the vuvuzela provider categorically state that the drilled oil what provided the plastic what provided the vuvuzela, did not come from BP (or its subsidiaries'/contractors') operations?
by Dobblesworth
Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8230
Views: 1270052

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

This is a sweet tale you lgbtiqq-ites might find heartwarming: http://naytinalbert.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... -i-am.html
Seems to have been doing the rounds already on #xkcd but meh, pass it around...
by Dobblesworth
Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 658456

Re: Doctor Who

Do we still have people on board with my theory that the voice in the TARDIS (silence will fall) may be the Dream Lord/Valeyard? I'm not too versed in the classic enemies, but Valeyard seems plausible. Definitely agree it's a higher-up third party BigBad, currently unannounced reboo...
by Dobblesworth
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: $250 Million in swine flu vaccines thrown away.
Replies: 15
Views: 1769

Re: $250 Million in swine flu vaccines thrown away.

$250,000,000 spent surplus on something that could have been very necessary in keeping humanity afloat in a pandemic, is still a quarter of a billion well spent. Drop in the ocean compared to what's being batted around with the recession(s), heck even Deepwater Horizon.
by Dobblesworth
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0761: "DFS"
Replies: 77
Views: 18323

Re: "DFS" Discussion

skeptical scientist wrote:So, how many panels did people make it through before figuring out the acronym DFS?

The only DFS I'm aware of is a certain furniture chain store in the UK, of the kind that only ever seems to be on a 50% seasonal sale.
by Dobblesworth
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90010
Views: 7810949

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

FT: Watching a few of the Portal 2 gameplay expositions, and thinking deeply on the tagline "I think we can put our difference behind us... for science... you monster", the concept of paradigm-shift'ing the entire Aperture Science concept into Aperture [or some-other name] Religion as per ...
by Dobblesworth
Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 445770

Re: WoWzers!

Yet again my draenei shaman alt has managed to inadvertently peeve off my dwarf hunter main through the benevolence of the loot gods. Logged on my shaman first to do the spree of Ahune and Random Heroic Daily, and suddenly in the Frost Lord loot pouch I snagged this: http://www.wowhead.com/item=5480...
by Dobblesworth
Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Favorite Quote by World Cup broadcasters
Replies: 17
Views: 1971

Re: Favorite Quote by World Cup broadcasters

What would be a conceptual favourite for me: <Whatever the German commentary team said as their splurge of consciousness on seeing Lampard's shot crossing the line, bouncing out a bit, the goal not being counted and the goalkeeper resuming play as normal, hence them realising it was a fairly clear g...
by Dobblesworth
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Top Bear!
Replies: 170
Views: 31007

Re: Top Gear!

I don't think there's much of a serious market for entire episode series DVD's. About 20% of the content is Jezza/Cptn. Slow/Hamster reviewing the latest Lamborghini - "only this time they added GX rather than ZS" - where they will come to a cinematic drive-by conclusion, that it's no Gumb...
by Dobblesworth
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: RSS much?
Replies: 19
Views: 1948

Re: RSS much?

I used to pay quite a bit of attention to RSS. I still have the RSS Brief extension on my Firefox install, and my Bookmarks toolbar is loaded with subscriptions, but I've generally stopped paying attention to them. Mostly it's webcomics, that I'll either know the release schedule, or do weekly/fortn...
by Dobblesworth
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Poll: Would you sell your right to vote for...?
Replies: 54
Views: 5732

Re: Poll: Would you sell your right to vote for...?

On the basis of a one-off contest like the general election just gone in the UK, where I was a Conservative voter with an option of balloting in hardly-marginal seats for the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties, and assuming no recriminations for my actions, I'd sell myself out at the iPod Touch lev...
by Dobblesworth
Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 445770

Re: WoWzers!

I can't believe this relatively minor 3.3.5 patch is getting a six hour extended maintenance top-up on top of a 12-hour initial server downtime. Absolutely ridiculous.
by Dobblesworth
Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 45838

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

I think I might go out and buy a tabloid newspaper tomorrow, maybe the whole spread. Man, the headlines and jingoism will be at an all-time high. Shame ze Deutschen couldn't have found a fifth to repay us for that glorious night in Munich . I may have gone into the game knowing we were facing an uph...
by Dobblesworth
Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2617581

Re: Postify your facerity

New photos of me from recent blips of my life Guitar Hero timez http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs321.ash1/28192_392521098505_535238505_4325538_5472605_n.jpg Don't know why I had such a shifty grin on this one when it was taken http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs292.snc3/28244...
by Dobblesworth
Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 658456

Re: Doctor Who

"Your majesty" = Liz Ten for the Christmas Special? I had some crazy prescience when the Pandorica was about to blast off. After Doctor goes "gotcha!", it had me thinking "hmm well, that's not really his catchphrase is it, come to think of it, there's been startling...
by Dobblesworth
Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 658456

Re: Doctor Who

I seem to recall that Moffat said from first principles, the crack we are seeing in the saga atm, is a mimic of a crack he saw in his son's bedroom, that he remarked looked like a grin of some description. So yes, back-referencing to a mouth is natural.
by Dobblesworth
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0009: "Serenity is Coming Out Tomorrow"
Replies: 24
Views: 10346

Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

What, exactly, is this serenity of which Randall speaks? Firefly was an adequately-appreciated sci-fi "cowboy" series from the Fox network, axed midway its first season, leaving the show's plot more patched-up than the ship they journeyed around in, and I think also aired out of chronolog...
by Dobblesworth
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 474772

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Advice for playing the current Steam Summer Sale - or any other time they do long-term reductions - focus only on the daily deals until the end. For instance, if you see a game at 50% off as its set reduction for the sale period, wait around until the end in case a day pops up where it gets extra re...
by Dobblesworth
Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 45838

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

@tgjensen - I have even more dated memories of that, having been an avid fan of the little-known English domestic side Newcastle United. Jon Dahl had a stint with us around '98, don't think he lasted more than a season, was billed as a great continental striker, and I don't think he managed a single...
by Dobblesworth
Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 45838

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

Edit: Nevermind, BBC replays, not available in my country. Fuck you BBC. We'll stop directing you to the iPlayer and the BBC Sport pages when you stop offering up The Colbert Report, Pandora internet radio and Hulu. I absolutely loved tonight's Japan-Denmark game. Great efficient attacking play by ...
by Dobblesworth
Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 45838

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

The argument of goal-line technology or video referee has been done to death, burial, necrophilia, exhumation and desecration, for probably a decade plus. Until FIFA, its sub-confederations, associations or leagues themselves can draw up a fair mechanic to allow objective judgements of the state of ...
by Dobblesworth
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 45838

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

These matches in group C started with
Slov 4
USA 2
Eng 2
Alg 1

A win for Eng and a draw for USA makes it
Eng 5
Slov 4
USA 3
Alg 2

So no. USA'd be out on points regardless of goal difference.
by Dobblesworth
Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK VAT rate to be raised to 20% in Jan 2011
Replies: 86
Views: 6693

Re: UK VAT rate to be raised to 20% in Jan 2011

I'm saddened that Gideon did nothing with alcohol/tobacco/fuel taxation, but on the other hand, I'm thankful that +10% cider tax got swept away. I noticed nothing when VAT went down to 15% a year ago, like hell did it urge me to make more reckless purchases to stimulate the economy, and I really dou...
by Dobblesworth
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28487
Views: 3024776

Re: Rant Thread - The Spites of Wraith

I'm dreading tomorrow. I don't wish to sound melodramatic, but since coming back from university at the tail end of the weekend, so much of my life has been hanging on a knife-edge. And tomorrow is the scheduled result date for my second year. Allegedly, and I'm pretty certain of it, if I'm in the C...
by Dobblesworth
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 45838

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

Games today had some craziness - New Zealand's goal against Italy looked pretty damn offside to me, regardless whether it was the defender/striker the header bounced off - Penalty given to Italy was rather weak. Heck you could see a real sunken feeling on the face of the relevant New Zealander, whil...
by Dobblesworth
Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 658456

Re: Doctor Who

Blips about incoming "Big Bang", major major maaaaaajor spoilers... "Amelia" will be back, according to Tardiswiki and Wikipedia. Contemplation on Pandorica episode... I'm wagering on a further big bad to be revealed, source of the "Silence Will Fall" mantra heard w...
by Dobblesworth
Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 445770

Re: WoWzers!

A Cataclysm progress announcement has come out: http://www.wowhead.com/blog=159674 Path of the Titans is being axed, replaced by "Medium Glyphs", a similar non-aligned progression, but not one hinging on grinding out the archaeology second profession. Archaeology is sticking around, but is...
by Dobblesworth
Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 45838

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

Green screwed up that 'save', but there's no justice in the FIFA feed controllers playing the 'goal' on loop 20 times thereafter in slow motion and from different angles. Reminded me of the misery we had with this rookie a few years ago. And then of course Calamity James and Robinson. Not sure why C...

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