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by Naurgul
Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Socialism and America
Replies: 172
Views: 17565

Re: Socialism and America

I'm saying socialized health care that provides Y is wasting resources that can be kept in the hands of those who worked for it. The government should take as little of my paycheck as possible, spending only on necessities. Programs that hand out free money for failures are *not* necessities. A lif...
by Naurgul
Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Socialism and America
Replies: 172
Views: 17565

Re: Socialism and America

Spoilered for not enough seriousness: Furthermore, just because you are uniquely qualified in your own best interests doesn't mean everyone making the same decision is best for society. Say your driving on the high way in heavy traffic. Now, if there were no cops, the best decision for you would...
by Naurgul
Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Crime and Punishment: What Criminals Deserve
Replies: 171
Views: 24648

Re: Crime and Punishment: What Criminals Deserve

Okay. I'm not really equipped to debate with someone who thinks a consensus among the majority should enough to deconstruct individual rights. But that's just it. When the majority decides to take away individual rights, that's where the courts (which are put there mostly by the majority) step in. ...
by Naurgul
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google Wave
Replies: 190
Views: 21251

Re: Google Wave

As much as I want to play with Wave, I didn't sign up. I'd have to have someone to use it with! Even if I did get an invite, that would mean that I might have bumped some smart, willing tester off of the back of the list... I just want it to be released in a beta already! I don't care how many bugs...
by Naurgul
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Crime and Punishment: What Criminals Deserve
Replies: 171
Views: 24648

Re: Crime and Punishment: What Criminals Deserve

I don't get why you turn this into an argument of abstract rights and the ridiculously complex rules that govern them (Seriously, why should infringing someone else's rights mean they waive their own? By the same token, if you hate something, then you stop being deserving of love?). Anyway, at the r...
by Naurgul
Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 411067

Re: Team Fortress 2

Maybe they'll pull a jarate again and put it in the game even though it was originally conceived as a hoax.
by Naurgul
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352998

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Nope, I was just wrong because in Greek diminutives only appear as suffixes. William/Will appears to be a valid instance of a diminutive form in English. So, mm, yeah. Imagine my previous post said "Diminutives that are done through suffixes". :oops:
by Naurgul
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352998

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

In fact what happened was I switched the words "formal" and "informal" in my head, then read that sentence and continued the thought. I am also perplexed as to how I managed it. I rephrase the question. Are there any names that people shorten to make MORE formal. Also, I know so...
by Naurgul
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:03 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: email with no recipient
Replies: 11
Views: 4393

Re: email with no recipient

Same thing happened to me, also was a scam/spam mail.
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Maybe it's some sort of gmail bug/exploit?
by Naurgul
Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: <Please delete this>
Replies: 25
Views: 4865

<Please delete this>

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by Naurgul
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: My Mathmatics Future...help?
Replies: 11
Views: 1861

Re: My Mathmatics Future...help?

If P vs NP and that stuff is where you want to head to, then I'd recommend the book Introduction to the Theory of Computation , by Michael Sipser. It doesn't require you to know much when you start and it takes you all the way to some advanced concepts of complexity theory. It also has a smooth diff...
by Naurgul
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Steam
Replies: 162
Views: 39892

Re: Steam

Doesn't happen to me, as far as I remember.
by Naurgul
Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Co-op Boardgames
Replies: 45
Views: 4829

Re: Co-op Boardgames

Yes, I see. That seems... reasonable.
by Naurgul
Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Co-op Boardgames
Replies: 45
Views: 4829

Re: Co-op Boardgames

I've read somewhere that Lord of the Rings is good in that regard but I haven't played it myself, unfortunately. Also, from the same blog , Red November . By the way, cooperative play is one of the major selling points of most pen & paper RPGs, so If you like it that much, you should probably in...
by Naurgul
Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Time Stop Chess
Replies: 9
Views: 2990

Time Stop Chess

This isn't strictly a logic puzzle and it's probably a bit silly, but I think it fits with the atmosphere of the forum: The land of the White and the land of the Black have been waging war since time immemorial. Fortunately, the people of these lands are very civilized. There's no actual killing; th...
by Naurgul
Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 109333

Re: Childhood misconceptions

Perhaps he said that in a humorous attempt to stop big corporations from suing him since most commercial software licenses have clauses that prohibit you from reverse-engineering them and I guess editing the executable can be considered as doing that. Or maybe I'm just reading too much into it and t...
by Naurgul
Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Favorite video game quote?
Replies: 220
Views: 22380

Re: Favorite video game quote?

Some Planescape: Torment ones. Deionarra: This is what my eyes see, my Love, unfettered by the shackles of time. You shall meet enemies three, but none more dangerous than yourself in your full glory. They are shades of evil, of good, and of neutrality given life and twisted by the laws of the plane...
by Naurgul
Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Snog Lyrics
Replies: 518
Views: 105893

Re: Song Lyrics

This is amazing: Martinbomb - The Love God Look into his eyes! They're the eyes of a man obsessed by sex. Eyes that mock our sacred institutions. Bedroom eyes they called them in a bygone day. They're the eyes of a man whose lust knows no bounds. Who lives but for corrupting others to a life...
by Naurgul
Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Top blogs
Replies: 23
Views: 3121

Re: Top blogs

Photoshop Disasters - Remember folks, advertisings companies got paid stupid amounts of money to make this. The advertising executives and editors and so on all approved it before sending it to the client company. The client company looked it over and gave it their OK. And no one noticed the fuckup...
by Naurgul
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: One Telescope Per Child, (you can help, you can get one too)
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Re: One Telescope Per Child, (you can help, you can get one too)

I ordered mine earlier today. Hope it's good. Thanks for the heads-up, EdgarJPublius!
by Naurgul
Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UC Schools Protest Budget Cuts
Replies: 65
Views: 5731

Re: UC Schools Protest Budget Cuts

Wow, there are people who actually believe that education should not be / is not a right. On the other side of the pond, it's really a wholly different world. You learn something new every day. Ugh. :(
by Naurgul
Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 109333

Re: Childhood misconceptions

SecondTalon wrote:You're better than I, then. I thought it was done in a text editor. Without a compiler or anything, that if you just renamed an .exe to .txt and knew what you were doing, you could tell what the code was doing.

It's technically true, for large enough values of "know what you are doing".
by Naurgul
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Hacks and Snippets
Replies: 434
Views: 785848

Re: Coding: Hacks and Snippets

I don't know if anything similar has been posted before (5 pages is just too much for me to read to verify, sorry) and this is a lot less impressive than what you guys normally seem to do, but here's my little utility. It returns a list of all the file extensions that exist in a given directory. I w...
by Naurgul
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: One Telescope Per Child, (you can help, you can get one too)
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Re: One Telescope Per Child, (you can help, you can get one too)

I've always loved astronomy but I never had the chance to get my hands on a proper telescope.Does anyone else have any experience with this one? I think I'll buy one actually.
by Naurgul
Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Top blogs
Replies: 23
Views: 3121

Re: Top blogs

Cloud Walker wrote:The Dilbert Blog.

Haha, I used to read that but after a point I couldn't stand it any more. The guy is completely nuts!
by Naurgul
Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 109333

Re: Childhood misconceptions

When I was around 12 or 13, before learning about the existence of programming languages, I thought videogames could be made with Microsoft Access. It was the only Office application I didn't understand what it did and making videogames and other complex programs seemed like the only thing about com...
by Naurgul
Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Scripted events are killing gaming
Replies: 53
Views: 4685

Re: Scripted events are killing gaming

Oh, and one major thing in Fahrenheit is that there are several places where player can choose, and those choices have some consequences, even if the main story stays the same. If I recall it correctly, they call the story bendable. A bit like the save the smuggler thing in Deus Ex. This actually h...
by Naurgul
Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Forwards and my intense hate for them
Replies: 14
Views: 1257

Re: Forwards and my intense hate for them

Me. Especially from people that don't use BCC. Thanks for publishing my email address in an easily harvest-able form to the world, <insulting name from xkcd insults thread>. Now 500 addresses, including mine, are signed up for more v1agr4 spam. Indeed, and I had done such a good job of keeping my e...
by Naurgul
Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Crime and Punishment: What Criminals Deserve
Replies: 171
Views: 24648

Re: Crime and Punishment: What Criminals Deserve

I agree completely with Hippo's point. I wouldn't say it's only an American culture thing, it's probably a by-product of the evolution of all human societies. My opinion is that it all began with societies becoming conscious of the reinforcement learning mechanisms in humans. So, slowly but steadily...
by Naurgul
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb redux
Replies: 514
Views: 332850

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

Time Fuck seems to be the indie flash game sensation of the week. It's one of those you're-a-labrat-solve-the-puzzles-also-here's-some-weird-story games (spiritual children to Portal). I personally got frustrated after a while and gave up but maybe other people here will be more patient/intelligent...
by Naurgul
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Monopoly game launches on Google
Replies: 62
Views: 7219

Re: Monopoly game launches on Google

Haha, I personally just want to play this so I can buy the street I live in. Who likes Monopoly in any form anyway? It's not like it's a good game. :|

Edit: Seems like it's gone live again. My street is already taken. Fuck this shit.
by Naurgul
Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: God is... or ____ is
Replies: 115
Views: 13812

Re: God is... or ____ is

But then it has nothing to do with anything anymore. You could define God as something that exists, if that made sense to you. This is just semantics, and silly, at best. First, everyone needs to have the same definitions before you can go and have an argument. I was trying to create a working defi...
by Naurgul
Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: How do apple stay in business?
Replies: 112
Views: 24148

Re: How do apple stay in business?

Spoilered for unseriousness:
Spoiler:
This isn't supposed to be a serious forum anyway, is it? Still, I'm so sorry. :P
by Naurgul
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: God is... or ____ is
Replies: 115
Views: 13812

Re: God is... or ____ is

To put it a bit more simply, is a programmer omnipotent in relation to his programs? I think he is, he can do anything he likes. He still can't create a simulation that includes a rock he can't lift. Nor can he create a world where Goedel's incompleteness theorem is not valid. Your forth and fifth ...
by Naurgul
Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Top blogs
Replies: 23
Views: 3121

Re: Top blogs

The blogs I follow are too many to list, but here you go anyway. I won't try to decide which ones are the best and whatnot but I would gladly give suggestions for a specific topic.
by Naurgul
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do cave animals lose their vision?
Replies: 37
Views: 2430

Re: Why do cave animals lose their vision?

Mm, vision costs energy?
by Naurgul
Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Monopoly game launches on Google
Replies: 62
Views: 7219

Re: Monopoly game launches on Google

Argh, I can't find a single street in my home-town that isn't already taken.
by Naurgul
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How often do you shower or bathe?
Replies: 168
Views: 23247

Re: How often do you shower or bathe?

Well, when you wash them, you use running water and soap. That would make everything slippery so the viruses and bacteria and whatnot wouldn't be able to stick around. The same is not true when you're done and there's water left on your head, though.
by Naurgul
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How often do you shower or bathe?
Replies: 168
Views: 23247

Re: How often do you shower or bathe?

Well, technically, you could argue that maybe more malicious organisms live in water than anywhere else. Would that justify it at all?
by Naurgul
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How often do you shower or bathe?
Replies: 168
Views: 23247

Re: How often do you shower or bathe?

On a semi-relevant note, I was taught to believe that you absolutely have to dry your hair after taking a shower (or whenever they're wet for that matter) or you'll catch a cold. Then, I was told that in Nordic countries they don't do that. So, is there any truth in that? Do you think leaving your h...

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