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by Jack Saladin
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Help NASA name Node3 ... Serenity!
Replies: 81
Views: 7464

Re: Help NASA name Node3 ... Serenity!

I wonder how much of this is due to Firefly fans and how much is due to all the other names sucking.
by Jack Saladin
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Have you ever been Banned? (here or anywhere)
Replies: 125
Views: 9438

Re: Have you ever been Banned? (here or anywhere)

No, I'm a cock-hating goth-muncher. There's a difference.
by Jack Saladin
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Saving the internet, Texas style
Replies: 35
Views: 3113

Re: Saving the internet, Texas style

When they say "save all traffic", do they really mean "download the internet", or do they just mean "keep logs of every site visited". 'Cause the latter wouldn't be all that demanding when it comes to storage - I find it hard to believe even crazed Texan cowboy politici...
by Jack Saladin
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A catch phrase
Replies: 14
Views: 1212

Re: A catch phrase

Dude, seriously? You want to get your badass catchphrase from an internet forum? When people write about the origin of your catchphrase on your Wikipedia entry, fifty years after you're dead, you want everybody to know that you got it from some random on the xkcd fora? Really?! Goddamn, that is lame...
by Jack Saladin
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 732009

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

88.7% of their work sucks. Most places on the internet would say 99% of their work (the exception being Chobits) suck and would tear you apart for suggesting otherwise. It's pretty rare to see CLAMP mentioned on the internet in any context other than opining how badly they suck. But I mean, you came...
by Jack Saladin
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 732009

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

What are you talking about? Cardcaptor Sakura is the best thing CLAMP has ever done.
by Jack Saladin
Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 732009

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

and given that it's by CLAMP I was really looking forward to watching it
... Are - are you kidding? Making some sort of sick joke? If so, you're really pushing the boundaries of edgy comedy, pal.
by Jack Saladin
Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 66749

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Hmm, he does seem a little small, but I don't think it's bad . Maybe not absolutely perfect, but there was nothing in that scene to indicate his casting would significantly hurt the film. Plus there's a difference between being absolutely faithful to the comic and making a good film, which I wish pe...
by Jack Saladin
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Civilization IV Vanilla PBEM
Replies: 537
Views: 44353

Re: Civilization IV Vanilla PBEM

Hmm, so it looks like my warrior was killed between turns... I assume by those barbs, but I didn't get to see it happen. Is that what it's like in PBEM? Because it's going to be disorienting as fuck to just start up a turn and see that various units and cities are missing... I've got show enemy/frie...
by Jack Saladin
Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:31 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 189502

Re: New Zealand meet up

Sure. Little bit of data is as good as a whole lotta data, if it's good/hard to find (music especially). You might only be able to withstand a cycle or two of downloading from it, though, unless you want to upgrade your storage capabilities.
by Jack Saladin
Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Marvel Noir
Replies: 5
Views: 2423

Re: Marvel Noir

I picked up the first issues of both X Men Noir and Spider-Man Noir and liked them, though I'm going to wait for the trade on both to save money. The text piece at the end of X Men was my favourite bit; the language used was just awesome to read. Have those continued? Spiderman 2 is out, which I th...
by Jack Saladin
Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church: "Australians are sodomites"
Replies: 84
Views: 7262

Re: Westboro Baptist Church: "Australians are sodomites"

Australians have the right to free political speech, I don't see how the right to be a member of the KKK or these bunch of idiots is worth protecting though. But then who gets to decide who's a bunch of idiots, and who's a political dissenter? There's no objective way to sort through those, and it'...
by Jack Saladin
Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church: "Australians are sodomites"
Replies: 84
Views: 7262

Re: Westboro Baptist Church: "Australians are sodomites"

Oh, I do believe these people should be stopped, but I'm just not comfortable with "fuck free speech!" being the angle it's done with. Really, I think the adults should be arrested for child abuse, and the children should be taken into state custody to undergo many, many years of counselli...
by Jack Saladin
Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church: "Australians are sodomites"
Replies: 84
Views: 7262

Re: Westboro Baptist Church: "Australians are sodomites"

... Once they've got you saying things like "thank fuck we have no constitutional rights to free speech!", I'm pretty sure they've won.
by Jack Saladin
Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church: "Australians are sodomites"
Replies: 84
Views: 7262

Re: Westboro Baptist Church: "Australians are sodomites"

and I doubt they're swimming in money.
Erm, they might not be swimming in money, but they certainly have access to millions, or at least did a while ago. There's been a lot of money shifting around as they alternately are sued and sue for even more. They can definitely afford a ticket to Australia.
by Jack Saladin
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:52 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 189502

Re: New Zealand meet up

Well pretty much everything on the drive every time you get it will be new, since we won't have space to keep the old stuff that's already been passed around on there. So to see what's new you just look at the folders. Oh but we should have a list of who's downloading what for any ongoing stuff - ju...
by Jack Saladin
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:33 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 189502

Re: New Zealand meet up

Sveet. I figure since this is the first go and a temporary vessel we can just wing it for the file structure and any guides on there.
by Jack Saladin
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:30 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 189502

Re: New Zealand meet up

Sent. OK, so you just gonna find a suitably sized envelope, slap on a $2 stamp, and see how that goes?

And Daywraith, if you wanna do this thang, PM me your address so I can send it up your way.
by Jack Saladin
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:09 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 189502

Re: New Zealand meet up

Hrmm... I guess? Maybe we all PM them to one person (you?), and they sort out the order and handing out of addresses?

You can just hand it to vslayer instead of even sending it, right? That makes that step simpler.
by Jack Saladin
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Civilization IV Vanilla PBEM
Replies: 537
Views: 44353

Re: Civilization IV Vanilla PBEM

Yeah I've got two warriors milling around, one only a few tiles away from my capital. I'm just worried about losing that lone explorer unit up there.
by Jack Saladin
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Civilization IV Vanilla PBEM
Replies: 537
Views: 44353

Re: Civilization IV Vanilla PBEM

First blood has been drawn, I have defeated the mighty wolf. I should be able to upgrade my warrior assuming nothing else comes along and kills him in the meantime. :) I'm not looking forward to next turn... Two barb warrior units just sprang out of a hut, and they had the luck to spawn on forest w...
by Jack Saladin
Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Terry Pratchett Knighted
Replies: 16
Views: 1828

Re: Terry Pratchett Knighted

... Yeah that last ones probably not so tasteful.
by Jack Saladin
Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:49 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 189502

Re: New Zealand meet up

So how much space is there actually on a "500GB" drive? Like 460? So with four people, that'd be 115GBs each... And with five, since I've got a pending maybe from elsewhere, it'd be 92GB each. That's still worth it, really, since it's so cheap to post (hopefully). So maybe we do a test run...
by Jack Saladin
Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bulletproof hair
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

Re: Bulletproof hair

Can't a thick coat stop some types of ammunition at a sufficient range (which isn't all that far away in some cases)?
by Jack Saladin
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins
Replies: 305
Views: 21365

Re: The Pirate Bay trial in Sweden begins

Is there actually a scrap of real hard data that can prove that filesharing cuts into profits? Nope. In fact, there is evidence (I'm not sure how hard it is) that it has no effect whatsoever. Yeah, there hasn't been a whole lot of study either way, but there's definitely no evidence whatsoever that...
by Jack Saladin
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:21 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Bad Dog
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Bad Dog

#1 came out this month from Image Comics. I don't think I can sum it up better than the blurb on the first page: They are two misfit bounty hunters incapable of catching a break, let alone a criminal. Lou is a werewolf who despises people so much that he refuses to shift back into human form. Wendel...
by Jack Saladin
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Marvel Noir
Replies: 5
Views: 2423

Marvel Noir

So one of Marvel's gimmicks this year is the Noir line, of which Spiderman Noir and X-Men Noir have begun, with Daredevil , Punisher , and Wolverine Noir coming later in the year. Basically all the classic Marvel gang set back in sleazy 30s America, with extra servings of bitterness and everything h...
by Jack Saladin
Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of Leaves Chain Letter
Replies: 35
Views: 3938

Re: House of Leaves Chain Letter

Ooh, I'll take that book off your hands. I've been wanting to read it for ages, but it's impossible to get from the library.
by Jack Saladin
Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:39 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 189502

Re: New Zealand meet up

Guys, your brain will be blown out the back of your friggin' skull when you see this list.
by Jack Saladin
Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 75885

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse

Summer Glau is supposed to be playing a child; the taller and fleshier that actress is, the less convincing her casting is. ... And then he felt the need to make that child kick major ass, kung fu style. Uh, yeah. That's not so 'convincing', either. I dunno. Maybe I'm wrong, and maybe Joss Whedon f...
by Jack Saladin
Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:09 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 189502

Re: New Zealand meet up

w00t, four people. That was quick. I didn't find anyone else interested anywhere else, but looks like the xkcd fora has got it covered. And yeah at some point, if this works out well, we'll wanna get a bigger size, or start up two overlapping cycles or something like that... But we'll see how we go ...
by Jack Saladin
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse [Spoilers Within]
Replies: 803
Views: 75885

Re: New Joss Whedon Series: Dollhouse

But it's not even like he casts normal looking women in kick-ass roles. He picks like the tiniest possible specimens he can find, and then makes them flip around a room and knock out like thirty space savages. You could fit Summer Glau and Eliza Dushku in the palm of your hand. Both of them. At once...
by Jack Saladin
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Civilization IV Vanilla PBEM
Replies: 537
Views: 44353

Re: Civilization IV Vanilla PBEM

I fear I may be holding us up the most, since there's usually about six or seven hours between when I get the save, and when I can play it, due to work.
by Jack Saladin
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NZ File-Sharers, Remixers Guilty Upon Accusation
Replies: 46
Views: 4105

Re: NZ File-Sharers, Remixers Guilty Upon Accusation

Well, you'd need to be a copyright holder, admittedly only a small hurdle, but you'd also have to find out their personal ISP and IP, which would be slightly harder. A complaint from a copyright holders representative would go something like "On the 5th of June, the one of your users with the I...
by Jack Saladin
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NZ File-Sharers, Remixers Guilty Upon Accusation
Replies: 46
Views: 4105

Re: NZ File-Sharers, Remixers Guilty Upon Accusation

... I'm not sure /b/ will have to exploit it for that to happen. The supporters of this bill would be quite happy if that was the result.
by Jack Saladin
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:37 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 189502

Re: New Zealand meet up

What part of the site are you using? I came to this page: http://www.nzpost.co.nz/Cultures/en-NZ/ ... /SendingNZ

Then selected letter, and then the most expensive by post option, at 1KG, is $2.
by Jack Saladin
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:26 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 189502

Re: New Zealand meet up

I used NZPost as well. These are the requirements for a letter (which costs 2 bucks at most): Maximum dimensions for Letters Weight: 1kg Thickness: 20mm Height: 260mm Length: 385mm Note: These dimensions do not apply for sending via Registered Post, ParcelPost™ or Courier. These are the specs of a W...
by Jack Saladin
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:08 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 189502

Re: New Zealand meet up

Should really find out exactly how much it will cost to send... So long as we just send it through the post, it shouldn't be too bad, assuming HDDs don't weight a lot more than I think they do. Based on the cost we'll decide how often it'll roughly go around. If it's just a few bucks we'll plan it f...
by Jack Saladin
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:01 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 189502

Re: New Zealand meet up

Nope, I'll ask around, would be good to get at least 3 or 4. For anyone in this thread who might be interested: Basically me and Gojoe plan to get a 1TB external HDD, and mail it around NZ, cycling through a bunch of people, each of whom load it up with cool stuffs (movies, music and so on are the o...
by Jack Saladin
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:54 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 189502

Re: New Zealand meet up

Gojoe, you still up for the Great New Zealand Sneakernet of Doom Happiness?

'Cause, y'know, we'll probably need it more than ever when we all get kicked off the net.

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