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by Texas_Ben
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: School strip search case to be heard by Supreme Ct April 21
Replies: 306
Views: 22157

Re: School strip search case to be heard by Supreme Ct April 21

I read stuff like this, and it makes me think if I ever have kids that they will most definitely be homeschooled.
by Texas_Ben
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nitpicky design failure (Merge'd Game Mechanics)
Replies: 285
Views: 24107

Re: Nitpicky design failures in awesome games

But, in all complete honesty, they are much easier, because of the regenerating health. You can rush into a firefight, and if you are seriously hurt, then you just run into a corner, wait a few seconds and get back in there, good as new. I disagree that this is better though... I don't like that in...
by Texas_Ben
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nitpicky design failure (Merge'd Game Mechanics)
Replies: 285
Views: 24107

Re: Nitpicky design failures in awesome games

BlackSails wrote:Actually, you have HP. Its just not displayed in halo 2 and 3.


It regenerated though, hence his beef with no permanent damage.
by Texas_Ben
Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***
Replies: 232
Views: 23142

Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

The carrier zombies are what freak me out the most, mainly because they are always down that dark Hallway and pop out when you least expect it. And they also throw the toxic head-crabs at you and it is freaky when you hear there growl and then they whip at you threw the air. The running ones are cr...
by Texas_Ben
Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***
Replies: 232
Views: 23142

Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

I'd say zombines are more dangerous than fast zombies, simply because they can take a lot of hits, they can move fairly fast, and their grenade can completely fuck you over if you don't have room to get out of the way in time. Yeah zombines are definitely more dangerous. Though I still always kill ...
by Texas_Ben
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama apologizes for Special Olympics joke
Replies: 82
Views: 8005

Re: Obama apologizes for Special Olympics joke

The Reaper wrote:Yes, I want him to immediately panic in front of a bunch of children /sarcasm.

He didn't say panic, he said get up and deal with it.
by Texas_Ben
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PC RPG?
Replies: 36
Views: 4431

Re: PC RPG?

To clarify on my earlier commend, infinity engine games (Baldur's Gate, Ice Wind Dale, etc) all have an auto pause feature for each round. The end result is turn based that the user actually sees. This does not hold true for NWN, KotR and the like (as far as I know). I don't think KOTOR had an auto...
by Texas_Ben
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Death penalty recommended for California arsonist
Replies: 49
Views: 3382

Re: Death penalty recommended for California arsonist

Princess Marzipan wrote:
Gears wrote:If it was intentional and he killed people than I don't see how it's different than murder.

It's pretty different. It's arson.

If you light someone's house on fire with the intent of killing them and they die in the fire, sure it's arson, but it's also murder. Same principle.
by Texas_Ben
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Existence of the Patriarchy
Replies: 202
Views: 49630

Re: Existence of the Patriarchy

In short, I reject the use of 'the Patriarchy' because it is offensive, and because it doesn't accurately represent the reality. I accept that I am part of a male-dominated society, and that the fact that, as an example, I find a male prime minister/president more normal than a female prime ministe...
by Texas_Ben
Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal!
Replies: 385
Views: 62640

Re: Portal!

Portal Prelude I think it was. Portal Prelude is terrible. All the puzzles, while they are good in theory, are full of bullshit on account of the fact that they expect you to be able to shoot portals accurately while still extremely disoriented from going through the portals. I got about halfway th...
by Texas_Ben
Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:07 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Lan party, York - Pennsylvania
Replies: 2
Views: 1704

Re: Lan party, York - Pennsylvania

What games would one have to have installed on the PC to bring a PC?
by Texas_Ben
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Local News - Self defense gone too far?
Replies: 219
Views: 18028

Re: Local News - Self defense gone too far?

(assume no physical attacks at the outset', muggers where I live do not suddenly stab, shoot or punch someone, they only do so if they encounter resistance) To be fair, in the specific case we are talking about, the mugger started out with hitting him, and then cased after him, hitting him as he ran.
by Texas_Ben
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Local News - Self defense gone too far?
Replies: 219
Views: 18028

Re: Local News - Self defense gone too far?

These bulls are also rabid but noone put up a sign anywhere so they had no idea it was dangerous. I believe this is what the poster was referring to; they would be very aware it was dangerous And you are intentionally missing the point of his analogy. Running with the bulls is dangerous, you know t...
by Texas_Ben
Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Local News - Self defense gone too far?
Replies: 219
Views: 18028

Re: Local News - Self defense gone too far?

Danger of death via being mugged and beaten by possible multiple assailants: high to very high Danger of death if no mugging occurs, pizza is delivered, and everyone gets along fine: zero (well, unless you count 'acts of god', which we aren't) Irrelevant. Pizza Boy cannot chose between those two. W...
by Texas_Ben
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dawn of War 2
Replies: 100
Views: 11282

Re: Dawn of War 2

Look I'm all for simplified mechanics but at some point you're just making it dumb. I mean ultimately the easiest game to play would be a movie right? First they remove resources and base building, next maybe they remove the need to micro manage combat. Why make the gamer click "throw grenade&...
by Texas_Ben
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dawn of War 2
Replies: 100
Views: 11282

Re: Dawn of War 2

jerdak wrote:I would prefer though that they called this a real time action game or something other than strategy.


I believe the phrase you're looking for is real time tactical. At least that's what it seemed like to me, though admittedly I haven't put a lot of time into it yet.
by Texas_Ben
Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Supreme Commander
Replies: 218
Views: 15950

Re: Supreme Commander

What game-breakers are there in FA?
by Texas_Ben
Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Supreme Commander
Replies: 218
Views: 15950

Re: Supreme Commander

Amnesiasoft wrote:No, I'm pretty sure the Mavor is still the slowest building experimental by a long shot.

Both the Aeon's experimental resource generator and the Seraphim's experimental nuclear silo build slower than the Mavor, if I'm not mistaken.
by Texas_Ben
Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Supreme Commander
Replies: 218
Views: 15950

Re: Supreme Commander

ACU-LP wrote:Also, instead of patroling with some of the smaller units when turtling, patrol experimentals.

Isn't the idea of patrolling area coverage? And if you have enough experimentals to effectively patrol an area, wouldn't they be better used a-stompin all over your opponents?
by Texas_Ben
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Supreme Commander
Replies: 218
Views: 15950

Re: Supreme Commander

i just picked this game up and love it to death, but I can't seem to grasp the air units... Even when matched against their equals (i.e. interceptors v interceptors) my units always seem to get slaughtered. And yet their T1 attack bombers do a number on my base until I get my hands on T2 flak even t...
by Texas_Ben
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California may legalize pot, for the tax revenue
Replies: 95
Views: 10100

Re: California may legalize pot, for the tax revenue

Cryopyre wrote:bullshit. Ugh, I hate shit like that, isn't that how they banned alcohol? I know that congress stopped protests cuz it interfered with interstate commerce.

They banned alcohol with a constitutional amendment. So despite what a bad idea doing so was, at least they did it right.

*edit* Gah! Ninja'd!
by Texas_Ben
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Beginning Dungeons & Dragons
Replies: 70
Views: 6116

Re: D&D - A new player's questions.

Greetings almighty hive mind. 3. Our vague party ideas consists of a Barbarian, a Sorcerer and a Bard (me). Is this party broken? There's really nothing about what classes you need in your party in the Player's Handbook... I guess it just assumes you know that kind of thing. Don't worry about this,...
by Texas_Ben
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Judges made millions sending teens to private prisons
Replies: 31
Views: 3711

Re: Judges made millions sending teens to private prisons

Lumpy wrote:So how many years do you think it'd take for one of his falsely imprisoned to concoct a Count of Monte Cristo scenario and execute it?


They're all lining up to sue already. They're suing the judge, the prisons, the county, and anyone else they can think of.
by Texas_Ben
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Judges made millions sending teens to private prisons
Replies: 31
Views: 3711

Re: Judges made millions sending teens to private prisons

My cousin lived next door to and was friends with one of the teens who were victimized by this guy. Apparently neither she nor her lawyer were permitted to speak during the trial. She got let out a few weeks later after the people running where she got sent realized she did not belong there. From wh...
by Texas_Ben
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!
Replies: 423
Views: 74008

Re: Portal + HalfLife

grythyttan wrote:The humans win and for some reason decide to attack the combine homeworld or something.

Eh, they'll probably just send gordon to do it. He's got the hazard suit after all, and I got the impression that the combine homeworld is not very hospitable to human life in the least.
by Texas_Ben
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo (PC) multiplayer
Replies: 56
Views: 4270

Re: Halo (PC) multiplayer

Yeah this game used to be a blast... I played it all the time online until a few years back when my PC exploded and I was stuck on a terrible terrible machine (Terrible as in struggles with Half-Life 1). Recently I purchased a new machine and, in a fit of nostalgia, fired up the Halo PC. Now, my cur...
by Texas_Ben
Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Blackwater Guards Charged with Manslaughter
Replies: 44
Views: 4192

Re: Blackwater Guards Charged with Manslaughter

The entire point of the Geneva convention is that these laws absolutely do not get broken for any reason whatsoever. You cannot justify breaking the Geneva convention for anything short of preventing nuclear war. You don't get to have one branch of your military that obeys it and another special br...
by Texas_Ben
Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man accidentally shoots wife during sex
Replies: 33
Views: 3026

Re: Man accidentally shoots wife during sex

That is hot.
by Texas_Ben
Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wal-Mart worker Trampled by shoppers
Replies: 133
Views: 9372

Re: Wal-Mart worker Trampled by shoppers

Well figure you get the gun and fire a few rounds into the ceiling or the floor, that should get everyone's attention... I imagine that most people would then decide that that is a good time to be leaving. More effective than beating people with a shovel, and less likely to inflict further harm. Th...
by Texas_Ben
Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Teams/Groups/Clans/Guilds/etc
Replies: 31
Views: 3644

Re: Teams/Groups/Clans/Guilds/etc

My experience with clans is limited. One of my internet friends invited me to join his Counterstrike:Source clan after I mentioned I had been playing it recently (and by playing I had meant "tooling around in public servers once in a while"). I signed up at their forums and all that, and t...
by Texas_Ben
Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wal-Mart worker Trampled by shoppers
Replies: 133
Views: 9372

Re: Wal-Mart worker Trampled by shoppers

If I was an employee I would have gotten a shovel and started beating the shit out people to get them out so I could help the poor guy. Or gotten a gun out of the sporting goods section . I was with you until right there. Well figure you get the gun and fire a few rounds into the ceiling or the flo...
by Texas_Ben
Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man shot and killed outside of Scientology Celebrity Center.
Replies: 28
Views: 3527

Re: Man shot and killed outside of Scientology Celebrity Center.

But violence is NOT more prevalent among the mentally ill. You are right that with an already violent person, mental illness could compound it and make the situation more difficult to resolve, and that mental illness CAN make a person violent (along with hundreds of other factors, as I said before....
by Texas_Ben
Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Most annoying level themes
Replies: 99
Views: 8300

Re: Most annoying level themes

Yes, the practice runs are very important. Sometimes, if the exit was a long way away from the reactor, I would drop markers, each marker titled with the direction of the next marker (up, left, right, etc), and from each marker the next marker would be visible. That way I wouldn't even have to think...
by Texas_Ben
Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Most annoying level themes
Replies: 99
Views: 8300

Re: Most annoying level themes

Also timed base explosions. It's true, there's usually plenty of time to escape, but if they start right after an arduous boss fight without a chance to save, I do not want to even think about having to kill it again because of some arbitrary god damned clock. This. It is one of the few things that...
by Texas_Ben
Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Only in Kentucky
Replies: 92
Views: 7598

Re: Only in Kentucky

Is this guy serious??? He destroyed their home!!! I don't understand how he can sleep at night. Well as the article pointed out, it had been blocking a major road for some nine hours. It *did* need to be removed, and if the article is accurate it sounds like they did try to move it using other mean...
by Texas_Ben
Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man wants to marry comic-book character
Replies: 59
Views: 5786

Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

Japanese women are hot. Actual Japanese women on average are... below average, and tend to not age well. Personal opinion. Well I agree with you on the being below average on average part (well, I don't have much experience with japanese folks, but there is a very large korean population in my area...
by Texas_Ben
Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man blames son's suicide on Atheism
Replies: 99
Views: 9258

Re: Man blames son's suicide on Atheism

But by telling him that his religion is simply wrong the professor and students were being cruel. Tell him you don't believe, tell him there's no evidence to support it. I'm not religious myself but I believe we need to be respectful. This is 100% true. I was raised as a fundamentalist christian wi...
by Texas_Ben
Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The Bebop's crew versus the Serenity's
Replies: 63
Views: 13288

Re: The Bebop's crew versus the Serenity's

Maybe, but could spike take a fully-powered River AND Book? Other than River and Book, however, I don't think the rest of Serenity could stand up to Spike in a hand-to-hand brawl. I'd estimate the Spike is at least as skilled as Early the bounty hunter, and probably more in-line with the Agent in th...

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