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by zenten
Mon May 19, 2008 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Films You Hate
Replies: 80
Views: 9695

Re: Bad Films You Hate

Being John Malkovich: A bunch of horrible people do surreal, horrible things to each other. For no reasons. For hours. Knight Tales: I was expecting a bad movie about some sort of killer knight running around killing gamers. Instead I got a bad movie that is just a bunch of gamers playing bad games ...
by zenten
Mon May 19, 2008 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Trek: First Contact *still* pisses me off
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: Star Trek: First Contact *still* pisses me off

Nothing is as bad as Nemesis. Especially since they already did a movie of it, but was much better. Called The Wrath of Kahn. Insurrection wasn't that bad up until the point where Riker shaved his beard. Nemesis was just bad, and I blame beardless Riker for that too. Seriously, TNG needs his beard....
by zenten
Mon May 19, 2008 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 190587

Re: Cocktails

I would like to point out the wonders of spicy Clamato and vermouth.
by zenten
Mon May 19, 2008 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Dietry Differences in a Relationship
Replies: 34
Views: 4669

Re: Dietry Differences in a Relationship

I'm thinking his digestion issues might just be him not being used to food. I find if for some reason I got stuck in a meat and potatoes type rut for a few weeks (I'm really not sure how I get into those) having say a lentil salad or something will make me feel ill for awhile.
by zenten
Sun May 18, 2008 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 83383

Re: Operating Systems

I used Windows until I was 18, then got a Mac (OS X 10.3), and never went back. Saying that, recently I installed Windows on my Macbook Pro, and I was shocked at what a clumsy and badly designed system it was. Why do so many people put up with this crap? I also use Linux at work, and I don't like t...
by zenten
Sun May 18, 2008 5:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "They took our jobs!"
Replies: 13
Views: 2272

Re: "They took our jobs!"

What this article tells me, is that there are niches for American companies which for some reason are not being filled by American investors, and that there were large, once-invisible costs to outsourcing outside of America for many goods that American firms don't seem to grasp the significance of....
by zenten
Fri May 16, 2008 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 18332

Re: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)

Pennies I'm with you on. Nickels and dimes we use to feed parking meters. What do you all use? Quarters, or if you're staying for awhile loonies and toonies. I haven't seen using dimes making sense for parking metres since I was a kid. Around here, a nickel pays for 2 minutes and a dime pays for 4....
by zenten
Fri May 16, 2008 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: GUI vs. CLI
Replies: 54
Views: 17452

Re: GUI vs. CLI

There's only one reason that I need a GUI for file browsing I can think of. To open a file in another program, that may or may not be running. Sure I can do it with something like: <program name> <filename> & But remembering the name of the program is harder than just double clicking. What abou...
by zenten
Fri May 16, 2008 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Nintendo guy vs. PC guy
Replies: 25
Views: 4850

Re: Nintendo guy vs. PC guy

ash.gti wrote:
Amnesiasoft wrote:Also, PC Guy has a huge N on his helmet it looks like. He can disguise himself as a Nintendian!



Off topic... Why does he have an 'N' on his helmet? For nerd? Or something else?!


And why is it backwards?
by zenten
Fri May 16, 2008 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay marriage now legal in California
Replies: 93
Views: 6693

Re: Gay marriage now legal in California

Nougatrocity wrote:
Gunfingers wrote:It was, if nothing else, an amusing perspective terrible logic since others' marriages is none of his gorram business anyway.


That doesn't follow.
by zenten
Fri May 16, 2008 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Forums troubles
Replies: 23
Views: 3776

Re: Forums troubles

So how hard would it be to fix subsilver 2? Hang on... wait... let me say this again. SUBSILVER2 IS BROKEN AND NOT GETTING FIXED. Why? Because phpBB no longer supports it and because of that, no snazzy new features (like... oh, I don't know... jsMath) can be added to it. It would be insane and rude...
by zenten
Fri May 16, 2008 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 773496

Re: Doctor Who

I can't really see Jenny going evil, just misguided. I can imagine she'll meddle with various alien races in much the same way as The Doctor does. Just not be as good at it, and end up messing things up big-time more often than not. Then she'll wonder why daddy is mad at her. So like th...
by zenten
Fri May 16, 2008 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Forums troubles
Replies: 23
Views: 3776

Re: Forums troubles

So how hard would it be to fix subsilver 2?
by zenten
Fri May 16, 2008 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay marriage now legal in California
Replies: 93
Views: 6693

Re: Gay marriage now legal in California

JoshuaZ wrote:Well, a lot of people (including myself) don't want the government involved in marriage at all. Also some legal scholars have argued that that is in fact the only way to deal with all the moral, philosophical and legal pitfalls.


What kinds of pitfalls?
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The car of the future will rat on you.
Replies: 49
Views: 5194

Re: The car of the future will rat on you.

You think the "War on Terror" will ever end? You think there's ever going to be a point where American troops storm Terrorville, shove up the American flag and say "fuck yeah, we sure showed those terrorists!"? Lul. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_war Well, the war on com...
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay marriage now legal in California
Replies: 93
Views: 6693

Re: Gay marriage now legal in California

What is the difference of a civil union versus marriage? My understanding from what I just read is that it is a 'replacement' for marriage without the same benefits. To me this sounds like a 'some are more equal than others' type of argument. If you give it a different name, there will be trouble a...
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pres. Bush: Obama like appeasers of Hitler
Replies: 40
Views: 5121

Re: Pres. Bush: Obama like appeasers of Hitler

So Bush just Godwined the presidential race? In Israel?
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Is WOD unbalanced?
Replies: 15
Views: 3030

Re: Is WOD unbalanced?

Its actually quite true Belial. It breaks so badly, and says so specifically to GMs to just get rid of anyone who tries to munchkin, that there are actually few people who munchkin. Except for the official sanctioned LARP. They have a huge number of munchkins. It's because under the rules of the ga...
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Is WOD unbalanced?
Replies: 15
Views: 3030

Re: Is WOD unbalanced?

Define "balance". However, those mechanics are broken. First of all, there's all that diff 10 bull thrown around. The only difference your dicepool makes at diff 10 is you are more likely to botch the more dice you have. Also, splitting diepools is lame. You max out your dex, say your mele...
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 18332

Re: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)

Pennies I'm with you on. Nickels and dimes we use to feed parking meters. What do you all use? Quarters, or if you're staying for awhile loonies and toonies. I haven't seen using dimes making sense for parking metres since I was a kid. Around here, a nickel pays for 2 minutes and a dime pays for 4....
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Terraforming
Replies: 38
Views: 4507

Re: Terraforming

So Venus has two out of three, and if we could somehow give it a moon it will have all three? The magnetosphere on Venus is far smaller and weaker than Earth's. It's also generated in a completely different way than Earth, by external forces rather than by an internal dynamo in its core. Venus seem...
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 773496

Re: Doctor Who

I can't really see Jenny going evil, just misguided. I can imagine she'll meddle with various alien races in much the same way as The Doctor does. Just not be as good at it, and end up messing things up big-time more often than not. Then she'll wonder why daddy is mad at her. So like th...
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Trek: First Contact *still* pisses me off
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Star Trek: First Contact *still* pisses me off

It's all about the Borg Queen. She makes no sense. They handwave away Picard "forgetting" about her. She also makes no sense in terms of Hugh having any impact on the collective at all, and the whole storytelling with Lore taking over the Borg ship. Now what they should have done is have t...
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Borg vs. Zerg
Replies: 308
Views: 50948

Re: Borg vs. Zerg

The Borg, as far as I've seen, don't cultivate worlds well (implanting a lot of valuable metals and rare resources in their biologicals), and largely don't mine them either (preferring to strip already-rich worlds). The Zerg get 100% of the potential of a world, mining the minerals, spreading the c...
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The value of Sudo
Replies: 77
Views: 13499

Re: The value of Sudo

Ah we hit the route of the problem, you dont like linux being easy to use because it encourages new users who will "abuse" it and make you feel less special. That can easily be fixed by switching to something more elitist BSD uses the sudo based security model that he hates. Oh, and can w...
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fried Rice...
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

Re: Fried Rice...

Remember to mix up an egg or two (depending on how much rice), and put that in.
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Predicting the Future
Replies: 70
Views: 6133

Re: Predicting the Future

While I think that determinism explains the reality of our world-- that is, there is only one possible result for the present given the variables from the past-- theoretically I don't think it would be possible for any sort of entity to predict the future. I say this because I can't fathom how a si...
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]
Replies: 777
Views: 62591

Re: D&D 4th Edition [and other Gen-Con news]

You know, while I'm a big White Wolf fan, this is the funniest thing I've read in some time. White Wolf doesn't typically "fix it's books for free", and definitely puts out errata more slowly, and with more errors than Wizards. True story. Maybe that's different now that they sold out the...
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]
Replies: 777
Views: 62591

Re: D&D 4th Edition [and other Gen-Con news]

it makes me really angry whenever they keep releasing new content. It feels like they are trying to force all their players to buy more source books. I quit playing DND regularly after the release of DND 3.5. I felt if they really wanted to fix the system, they should have just made additional mate...
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Terraforming
Replies: 38
Views: 4507

Re: Terraforming

The problem is scale and balance. Making a planet "earth-like" would require an improbable balance and levels of technology far above our current capabilities. To get it in the correct temperature range, we would either need the planet to be in the "sweet spot" of a solar system...
by zenten
Thu May 15, 2008 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Total matter to energy conversion
Replies: 32
Views: 3779

Re: Total matter to energy conversion

So the answer is: "Maybe, but if it is possible we really have no idea how? And if it isn't possible, we still can't prove it isn't with any degree of confidence?"
by zenten
Wed May 14, 2008 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 18332

Re: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)

To those that argue that we need a one cent coin. Let me point out that for over fifty years (I am thinking specifically of 1878-1932, since the value of the dollar was pegged to gold with no changes in this period) the smallest us coin had a value, in today's USD, of just over $0.43. We could give...
by zenten
Wed May 14, 2008 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The value of Sudo
Replies: 77
Views: 13499

Re: The value of Sudo

Sudo is a pretty useful tool when used correctly. It's also a great hack for smart people to get around stupid people's rules. Clearly, there are smart ways and stupid ways to use sudo, just like the screwdriver set or clawed hammer. If you are stupid about it, there's no difference between giving ...
by zenten
Wed May 14, 2008 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best language for n00bs
Replies: 261
Views: 107945

Re: Best language for n00bs

As to worst language, anything has to be better than Turing, or even worse, Object Oriented Turing.
by zenten
Wed May 14, 2008 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Provably Strong Encryption
Replies: 21
Views: 4197

Re: Provably Strong Encryption

How is this better than just coming up with all likely messages to be given out (context dependent of course), randomly sorting them, and then just giving out the index of that message? I mean, sure, if they already know the possible messages and how they're sorted that's a problem, but the same is ...
by zenten
Wed May 14, 2008 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Charter enhances user experience by stealing ad revenue.
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: Charter enhances user experience by stealing ad revenue.

I used to work for them.

I'm surprised that all the lawsuits and screwups at the company haven't put them under yet.
by zenten
Wed May 14, 2008 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The car of the future will rat on you.
Replies: 49
Views: 5194

Re: The car of the future will rat on you.

I'm saying your point about driving cars from the 1920s is void - every car on the planet will be rendered worthless by the middle of the century at the latest, and I can't imagine a better opportunity to slip in ANTI-TERROR features than a total replacement of the developed worlds personal transpo...
by zenten
Wed May 14, 2008 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)
Replies: 174
Views: 18332

Re: Should America retire the Penny? (Also, let's compare money)

I don't care about American pennies (although I'm sad that I no longer get the sense that I got lucky when I get one in change), but I'm all for getting rid of everything bellow the quarter for Canadian money. I think the strippers would be annoyed if we tried to tip them with $1 and $2 coins. But t...
by zenten
Wed May 14, 2008 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gaming and resumes
Replies: 29
Views: 3619

Re: Gaming and resumes

I used running a LARP on a resume before, and I think it actually helped me get the job.
by zenten
Wed May 14, 2008 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Predicting the Future
Replies: 70
Views: 6133

Re: Predicting the Future

That everything "glows"? Well, considering that that lost energy is conserved as light, it really means nothing. . .you should even be able to determine when and where the photons were released by backtracking if it's possible, yes? Mind you, you can't actually know what path those photon...

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