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by SummerGlauFan
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ultimate glitch thread
Replies: 51
Views: 8520

Re: Ultimate glitch thread

might as well toss in the Gary glitch from FO3 operation anchorage DLC. if you position a dead body (there's a conveniently located one near the start of the DLC with the name "Gary 23", thus the name of the glitch) in front of you before you enter the simulation pod that brings you to th...
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Climate Change / Global Warming
Replies: 257
Views: 53764

Re: Climate Change / Global Warming

But humans have flourished under a very wide range of temperatures. Sure, but all this means is that humankind will survive. Sorry, but some of us want more than that. For example, we want humanity to survive without millions of people dying in the meantime because of changing climates where they u...
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands
Replies: 387
Views: 34553

Re: Billionaire funding artificial libertarian islands

Captain Malcom Reynolds wrote:He was a good man, struggling to get by with the barest necessities on his own private floating island.


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I am disappointed in this thread that Firefly was not brought up before now.
by SummerGlauFan
Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Famine in East Africa
Replies: 59
Views: 6691

Re: Famine in East Africa

The thing about food aid is that it actually damages the local economy in the long run. Food is sent in, so local farmers don't bother to grow food because the aid food is free and people don't want to pay for the farmers' food. Sure, food aid is a great asset in the short term for a disaster (earth...
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cataclysm and Cataclysm:Dark Days Ahead
Replies: 55
Views: 40334

Re: Cataclysm: Open-source Zombie Survival Roguelike

So, is there an endgame goal (ex find the cure, escape, etc), or is it more along the lines of Dwarf Fortress where you are doomed from the start and it's just a matter of time?
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Call of Duty:Black Ops (also it's advertising)
Replies: 46
Views: 6827

Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops (also it's advertising)

It's not that people don't know about it, it's just making a cool piece of media to go along with the game. It's greatest advertising value is just in getting people psyched for the game.

Incidentally, I wish the game were as awesome as that ad.
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Climate Change / Global Warming
Replies: 257
Views: 53764

Re: Climate Change / Global Warming

I get where you are coming from, it's just one of the things that bugs me about media and public presentation of the climate change debate. Any scientist, whether they are trained in that field, published and backed by an institute or not, is given equal weight to any other. It gives an illusion of...
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Worst Dreams Ever
Replies: 100
Views: 15674

Re: Worst Dreams Ever

I had a dream that my ex (who I still like a bit, and certainly admire and respect a great deal; we are on good terms in RL) who is in the military IRL, was killed. I was at the funeral, and woke myself up crying.
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7725
Views: 762173

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

If by that you mean a GPS that always sends me the long way (regardless of settings) or takes me through certain intersections if I go within a couple miles of them, then yes.

A deck of themed playing cards (poker-type cards, not Magic cards or something like that).
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2670462

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Yeah, the whole drama fiasco just has me rolling my eyes. First, they are puppets. Second, they are friends, not lovers. Big whoop.
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New broad spectrum anti-viral developed at MIT
Replies: 48
Views: 9415

Re: New broad spectrum anti-viral developed at MIT

Does resistance to antivirals develop the same way resistance to antibiotics does? I mean, we've been using narrower antivirals to manage herpes and hiv, among others, for quite some time now and generally on a long-term basis for each patient, and I haven't heard anything about resistant strains d...
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Climate Change / Global Warming
Replies: 257
Views: 53764

Re: Climate Change / Global Warming

I'm not an expert in thermodynamics though, but I think he makes more than a few good points against the popular view of the climate change. He doesn't. First off, he's an astronomer and astrophysicist. This is like taking advice about your lungs from an optometrist. I've never bought the argument ...
by SummerGlauFan
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cataclysm and Cataclysm:Dark Days Ahead
Replies: 55
Views: 40334

Re: Cataclysm: Open-source Zombie Survival Roguelike

So, is it 3d, or ASCII? That screenshot and what the article said conflict.
by SummerGlauFan
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New broad spectrum anti-viral developed at MIT
Replies: 48
Views: 9415

Re: New broad spectrum anti-viral developed at MIT

Actually they appear to have tested it on both + and - ssRNA (rhinovirus and poliovirus both +ssRNA, influenza = -ssRNA) and dsRNA (reovirus) as well as dsDNA (adenovirus) viruses. If it is really effective against all of them this is pretty cool. Aren't the various herpes viruses (chicken pox, mon...
by SummerGlauFan
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534852

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

It's been my experience that unconsciousness does not bode well for ending procrastination.

Just sayin'.
by SummerGlauFan
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3534852

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I set goals and rewards for myself. "ok, after x pages on this report, I get an hour (usually turns to an hour and a half) on Mass Effect." Or go out to eat. Or whatever. If you have enough time, you can try working on it in stages. Complete x-percent this week, and don't worry about the r...
by SummerGlauFan
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2670462

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Yeah, I've been to a Black Muslim Bakery. Cupcakes don't negate as many extremism related issues as you'd think. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_Black_Muslim_Bakery It's harder to fight against the "fat americans" when they're too out of breath to run at you with a bomb? Spreading obesi...
by SummerGlauFan
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill
Replies: 107
Views: 10538

Re: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill

IANAL (and I am also single, so double whammy on this topic), but aren't marriage ceremonies just that, ceremonial? You still have to get a marriage license through appropriate government channels.
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill
Replies: 107
Views: 10538

Re: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill

Talks between Mr. Cuomo and Republican senators are said to focus on a relatively narrow issue. The legislation proposed by the governor includes exemptions for religious organizations and affiliated charities or nonprofit groups to protect them from litigation if they refuse to host or provide ser...
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Vancouver riots after Canucks loss.
Replies: 31
Views: 4841

Re: Vancouver riots after Canucks loss.

Something that struck me was the team's open condemnation of the rioting, something I haven't ever seen a European football club do after football-related violence (which happens both if teams win or lose). Also this type of behaviour is rather old, I remember reading once that gladiatorial combats...
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill
Replies: 107
Views: 10538

Re: NY Governor expects approval of Gay Marriage Bill

Meh, I don't really see a problem with it. Any organization should have the right to host or not host a wedding for any reason they please. To sum up the article, New York is likely to allow homosexual marriage while agreeing to not force anyone to perform a marriage against their will. How does thi...
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Animal Rights?
Replies: 283
Views: 34520

Re: Animal Rights?

Honestly, I don't think it's possible to have a logically consistent, functional moral system of any kind. We're a bunch of irrational monkeys whose emotions and morality stems from "Don't take my banana" and such compelling questions as "Should I put this in my mouth...
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientists trap ephemeral antimatter for 16 minutes.
Replies: 23
Views: 3268

Re: Scientists trap ephemeral antimatter for 16 minutes.

And now I have images of "Anti-Water Balloons". That's a war crime. It's not a war crime, it's a child's toy! Like the 1950's Atomic Energy Lab Anti-Water Balloons are educational and fun for the whole family! Supplies are limited. Buy yours today before it's too late! wouldn't you need s...
by SummerGlauFan
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 12-year old boy charged with first degree murder
Replies: 85
Views: 9434

Re: 12-year old boy charged with first degree murder

He hasn't been convicted yet. He's awaiting trial. 12 years old seems a bit young to be tried as an adult to me. It definitely seems a bit young to be in solitary confinement, although in this case, maybe the guy is actually dangerous, so I don't really know what to think. No age should be put in s...
by SummerGlauFan
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bolivia to declare Mother Earth has rights
Replies: 285
Views: 17128

Re: Bolivia to declare Mother Earth has rights

What is meant by "common destiny", "complementary", and "interconnected", anyways? Sounds pretty poetic, but not necessarily meaningful nor accurate. It's not that animals should've rights, given that rights are something we invented to protect ourselves from nature (w...
by SummerGlauFan
Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man rudely reclines seat, fighter jets scrambled
Replies: 63
Views: 8121

Re: Man rudely reclines seat, fighter jets scrambled

I've had the same experiences as SummerGlauFan above. A 2-hour flight from the UK to Switzerland? A full dinner meal. A 3 hour flight from Houston to LA? Peanuts and soda. It seems weird that overseas so much more attention is paid to food and amenities whereas in the US those were the first things...
by SummerGlauFan
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bolivia to declare Mother Earth has rights
Replies: 285
Views: 17128

Re: Bolivia to declare Mother Earth has rights

It's more than that. We want other species to have the right to exist for their own sake, not just look after our own butts. The (potential) silliness comes when some anus abuses the system for personal gain. It reminds me of a case I heard of a LOOOONG time ago, where some rich woman gave most of ...
by SummerGlauFan
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Things You Carry
Replies: 190
Views: 30575

Re: The Things You Carry

Things I always have: Right pocket: Pocket knife car keys hand sanitizer cell phone (if shirt pocket unavailable) loose change 3-4 $1 bills Left pocket: rubber bands 1-2 pens Cargo pocket (if available): Book Back pocket: Wallet Shirt pockets (if available): cell phone 2-3 work pens (for work, we mu...
by SummerGlauFan
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bolivia to declare Mother Earth has rights
Replies: 285
Views: 17128

Re: Bolivia to declare Mother Earth has rights

Chuff wrote:
Glass Fractal wrote:Mines are people too!
Mimes, on the other hand...


... get trapped in invisible mines.
by SummerGlauFan
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bolivia to declare Mother Earth has rights
Replies: 285
Views: 17128

Re: Bolivia to declare Mother Earth has rights

The potential issue I see with this law is that it could easily lead to anyone being able to sue anyone for anything, "on behalf of Mother Earth." This would basically halt all industrial processes. So, if you're of the breed of Green who basically puts the planet 100% ahead of people, I ...
by SummerGlauFan
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bolivia to declare Mother Earth has rights
Replies: 285
Views: 17128

Re: Bolivia to declare Mother Earth has rights

I hope this works out good, though the cynic in me says this is going to be abused (if it is not shut down outright).
by SummerGlauFan
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man rudely reclines seat, fighter jets scrambled
Replies: 63
Views: 8121

Re: Man rudely reclines seat, fighter jets scrambled

I've found that long-distance hauls where they serve dinner and breakfast (or whatever) are actually pretty decent in coach. I never get food on domestic flights anyway (just peanuts or pretzels). My experience is that only international airlines (by that I mean whose companies are based overseas) ...
by SummerGlauFan
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dr. Kevorkian dead at 83
Replies: 22
Views: 2042

Re: Dr. Kevorkian dead at 83

When asked in a 2010 interview by CNN’s Anderson Cooper about how it felt to take a patient’s life, Dr. Kevorkian said, “I didn’t do it to end a life. I did it to end the suffering the patient’s going through. The patient’s obviously suffering — what’s a doctor supposed to do, turn his back?” That ...
by SummerGlauFan
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Male Birth Control Method
Replies: 50
Views: 6670

Re: New Male Birth Control Method

Mokele wrote:
SummerGlauFan wrote:
Izawwlgood wrote:Hunter-seeker's for your sperm.



"Ow! My sperm!"
"Let's try that again!"
"Huh. Didn't hurt that time."


"Man, all this prolonged exposure to radiation is making me thirsty."


"Glug glug glug *choke, gasp*"
by SummerGlauFan
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2670462

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Cartoon Situation Happens In Real Life A New Zealandarianer fell on a compressed gas hose, and it inflated his buttocks like a balloon. The actual story itself is incredibly painful and squicky: He said that doctors had told him they were surprised that his skin had not burst, as the compressed air...
by SummerGlauFan
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Male Birth Control Method
Replies: 50
Views: 6670

Re: New Male Birth Control Method

Izawwlgood wrote:Hunter-seeker's for your sperm.



"Ow! My sperm!"
"Let's try that again!"
"Huh. Didn't hurt that time."
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Global War on Drugs has Failed
Replies: 126
Views: 43564

Re: Global War on Drugs has Failed

I see people suffering much more from "hard core" drugs like Meth than from any of the "soft" ones like pot*, and there's significantly different addiction rates among drugs, too. The question is, what are criminal penalties doing to make that better? Meth is something you can m...
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man rudely reclines seat, fighter jets scrambled
Replies: 63
Views: 8121

Re: Man rudely reclines seat, fighter jets scrambled

Dauric wrote:Clearly all airlines must be refitted with suspended animation chambers, all passengers will be sedated and kept in medical comas for the entire flight. It even solves problems with airline food and reclining seats.


This sounds like an intro for a sci-fi horror movie...
by SummerGlauFan
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Male Birth Control Method
Replies: 50
Views: 6670

Re: New Male Birth Control Method

I like the direction this thread has gone; burns from coffee, and someone getting neutered by a chainsaw. You, like most people, are grossly misinformed of that lawsuit. The coffee wasn't just normal hot. McDonalds kept its coffee close to boiling hot. The woman had an extended hospital stay and sev...
by SummerGlauFan
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Global War on Drugs has Failed
Replies: 126
Views: 43564

Re: Global War on Drugs has Failed

I suspect there's a selection bias there. The people you see in healthcare tend to be the less functional destructive drug-users, so healthcare workers will see drugs as more destructive than they are. Maybe? Possibly. However (and I know this is going to be unpopular around these, parts, but meh) ...

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