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Pineconn
01-11-2009, 07:20 PM
WOOOOOO! POST 6000 OF THIS THREAD!

*throws a party*

The_Amaster
01-11-2009, 07:32 PM
Sorry, yeah, SA-X. Been like a year since I played.

6000 posts.....wow, I'm not sure what that says.

man, the final Speed level in Sonic Unleashed is driving me nuts. Eggmanland has like a billion insta-death drops, and you get three lives, no exceptions. The rest of the game had hardly any, too...

Russ
01-11-2009, 09:15 PM
I can't stand the extreme speed you need in some Sonic games. Whenever I get the chance, I slow down.

By the way, you were almost done with Fusion then. All that was left was beat SA-X, changing the directional settings (next room over), escaping to the ship (three minutes) and beating the escaped Omega Metroid (still counts as part of the time limit).

rock_nog
01-12-2009, 11:37 PM
Finally, I'm back in my own apartment - after nearly a month of vacation. Sure, it's friggin' freezing here in Minnesota, but I have an actual bed to sleep in, as opposed to the couch, and now I can finally have a beer, because my parents don't believe in alcohol.

Russ
01-12-2009, 11:50 PM
Sounds like you're having a good day.

Everything possible has gone wrong for me. I woke up and hit my head opening the door of my room. I tripped over a pile of junk in the hallway. The left mouse button on my computer broke. I got Wind Waker, but my Gamecube controller doesn't like it, and randomly throws me off ledges in the Forsaken Fortress. And to top it all of, my brother just came into my room and sat on hy homework assignment. Life is not going well for me today.

rock_nog
01-13-2009, 12:06 AM
Of course it sounds like a good day - I left out how I forgot my keys at my parents' house and couldn't get ahold of my manager to get a spare set of keys so that I could actually get into my apartment until about 7:00, which really sucked seeing as how I arrived in Minnesota at about 3:30.

Anthus
01-13-2009, 01:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l12Csc_lW0Q&feature=related

No really. wtf.

Shazza Dani
01-13-2009, 01:59 AM
Don't forget the Charlie version. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl7Ph8YAMsA

Prrkitty
01-13-2009, 02:11 AM
WOOHOOOO!!! One of my dragon eggs hatched :)
*dances* My first dragon hatchling :)

*points to my signature* .... love you Shadowbabe :)

Anthus
01-13-2009, 02:25 AM
I lol'd.

Russ
01-13-2009, 02:32 AM
Wait, how do those work? Do they crack more whenever somebody clicks on them? Do they hatch into different types? I'm really interested here.

Shazza Dani
01-13-2009, 02:42 AM
Fuck it, I'm getting one!

Russ
01-13-2009, 03:14 AM
Yay, I was the first person to click it.

I'm going to bed now, but I just might have to get one tomorrow.

Breaker
01-13-2009, 03:53 AM
Have any of you ever gotten an HIV test and while you're waiting 2 weeks for the results begin wondering about all the girls you fucked, and all the guys they fucked, and all the dirty whores you know they fucked. Yeah, I'm there now. This is going to be a long 2 weeks. I will never not use a condom again. I don't care if the pussy is wrapped with a bow on it and a factory sealed sticker. Fuck AIDS.

Anthus
01-13-2009, 03:58 AM
Have any of you ever gotten an HIV test and while you're waiting 2 weeks for the results begin wondering about all the girls you fucked, and all the guys they fucked, and all the dirty whores you know they fucked. Yeah, I'm there now. This is going to be a long 2 weeks. I will never not use a condom again. I don't care if the pussy is wrapped with a bow on it and a factory sealed sticker. Fuck AIDS.

Never been there, and I never hope to be. It sounds rough though. Good luck, and I hope all turn out well. :/

Modus Ponens
01-13-2009, 04:58 AM
Fuck AIDS.

No no no, see, condom or not, that's just asking for it.

rock_nog
01-13-2009, 10:58 AM
Have any of you ever gotten an HIV test and while you're waiting 2 weeks for the results begin wondering about all the girls you fucked, and all the guys they fucked, and all the dirty whores you know they fucked. Yeah, I'm there now. This is going to be a long 2 weeks. I will never not use a condom again. I don't care if the pussy is wrapped with a bow on it and a factory sealed sticker. Fuck AIDS.
Well, at least you're not one of those morons who decides it's just better not to know and never bothers to actually get tested.

Breaker
01-13-2009, 11:00 AM
I'm being tested because I have no immune system and they have no idea WTF is wrong with me.

Masamune
01-13-2009, 11:01 AM
Yeah, I had a herpes scare a few weeks ago. It's not nearly the same scale, but it is a terrible feeling.

Prrkitty
01-13-2009, 04:17 PM
Wait, how do those work? Do they crack more whenever somebody clicks on them? Do they hatch into different types? I'm really interested here.

I'm still looking for the answers to those same questions. I LOVE dragons. The website is free... and when you "adopt/steal" an egg... you're given 'code' to put in your signature and/or HTML code for websites.

It's pretty neat either way...

EDIT: I think I found the answers to those questions... link -> http://dragcaveforum.technoized.com/index.php?showtopic=48

The_Amaster
01-13-2009, 09:05 PM
DUDE!
For 78 bucks, I could by 30 pounds of Laffy Taffy!

I'm not sure why I'd want to, but I could!

Russ
01-13-2009, 09:20 PM
Amaster: Awesome!

Prrkity: Sounds neat. I think I'll wait and see how yours turn out.

phattonez
01-13-2009, 09:41 PM
DUDE!
For 78 bucks, I could by 30 pounds of Laffy Taffy!

I'm not sure why I'd want to, but I could!
Time's ripe to put your money in commodities, except I don't know if Laffy Taffy would actually increase in value.

rock_nog
01-13-2009, 09:58 PM
Woo hoo, finally installed the Homebrew channel on my Wii. Aside from the emulation and whatnot, I gotta say, Wii Quake seriously rocks.

Russ
01-13-2009, 11:23 PM
I've always wanted to install it, but Nintendo's warning about the upadate's breaking the Wii if it has modifications and the Homebrew channel's "not responisbility for damage" statement had always scared me away from it.

The_Amaster
01-13-2009, 11:33 PM
Oh, that's easily gotten around, Russ. Just set the updates so that they require your approval before installation, and whne askd "do you want to update", go online first and check the homebrew sites ot double check it's safe.

Prrkitty
01-14-2009, 12:10 AM
Amaster: Awesome!

Prrkity: Sounds neat. I think I'll wait and see how yours turn out.

As you can see... 2 of mine have hatched. I currently have 5 total. As far as I know it's a free website.

Pineconn
01-14-2009, 09:53 PM
Woooooooo!!! Look at what we just bought:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180320724826&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:US:1123

Expensive? Yes. Good seats? I think so. Worth it? Yeeeeeeeah.

erm2003
01-14-2009, 11:24 PM
Oh that's awesome. Should be a great game!

Russ
01-15-2009, 12:48 AM
Congrats! I never did like football, especially in a noisy stadium, but it sounds like you'll have fun.

Beldaran
01-15-2009, 01:01 AM
I never did like football, especially in a noisy stadium

This is what you sound like:

http://www.costumeshop.us.com/images_products/3778_small.jpg

Modus Ponens
01-15-2009, 01:10 AM
No, I saw her at a Seahawks game a couple months ago. She was drinking beer and cheering at the top of her lungs.

Beldaran
01-15-2009, 01:16 AM
at a Seahawks game

Case in point.

Icey
01-15-2009, 01:22 AM
This is what you sound like:

http://www.costumeshop.us.com/images_products/3778_small.jpg

I'm glad you said what I was thinking.

Russ
01-15-2009, 02:00 AM
Case in point.
I cannot stand the Seahawks fans. What's the point of playing football if you're going to loose because of the fans trying to prevent you from hearing the play?

New subject: http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/game/30/

It appears to be something Zelda related (triforce in the corner), but there's no info on it. It's counting down to sometime in about eight days. And when it goes all the way around, it flashes, and the seconds hand goes all the way around backwards. Strange.

Shazza Dani
01-15-2009, 02:12 AM
My immediate impression is that it's somehow native american related. Because of the feather and the triangles; native americans did use triangle symbols like that for… whatever the heck they used it for.

Kinda looks like this, too.
http://www.sierramadretrading.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/naj-n-triangle-feathers2in.jpg

Pineconn
01-15-2009, 02:14 PM
Well, at least it will take only a little more than a week for that to count down to zero. I'll keep it bookmarked.

The_Amaster
01-15-2009, 09:03 PM
So my brother and I are officialy totally bored. Anyone who's ever played Wii Fit probably knows the game where you have to sit motionless for as long as possible. We've started placing innanimate objects on the board, in order to see how long they last...

EDIT: And the Magazine Rack WINS!

Aegix Drakan
01-15-2009, 09:50 PM
ROFL, Amaster. :laughing:


Say, if you have a DS (preferably with flashcart) then check out MOON. It's an FPS adventure game (like Metroid Prime Hunters), but with actual GOOD single player. I describe it as "Metroid meets Doom meets Alien, on the MOON". The gameplay is pretty good, and the story (provided you remember to check out all the flashy green terminals) is pretty gripping. I find myself saying "oh gosh..." in a more and more creeped out tone of voice every time I read a new one. 0_o

...Aliens scare me now.

Beldaran
01-15-2009, 10:22 PM
Amaster, why is your avatar a space vagina?

Pineconn
01-15-2009, 10:24 PM
Lol. Humor aside, it's the fissure from Myst.

.......I miss Myst. Too bad the last of the series came out practically unfinished...

The_Amaster
01-15-2009, 10:48 PM
Aww, geez, thanks Bel. I can't look at it the same anymore. I have to change it now.

rock_nog
01-15-2009, 11:03 PM
Nearly 15 minutes, and I still see a space vagina. What gives, Amaster?

Beldaran
01-15-2009, 11:09 PM
I say keep the av and change your custom title.

Lilith
01-15-2009, 11:16 PM
I'm trying to get my hands on some ketamine in this town

Beldaran
01-15-2009, 11:20 PM
I'm trying to get my hands on some ketamine in this town

Why? Did you suffer an infarction resulting in tissue death in your leg? (wonder if I'm catching a reference, or starting a new one, and if anyone will get it.)

The_Amaster
01-15-2009, 11:25 PM
...what's Ketamine?

rock_nog
01-15-2009, 11:28 PM
An anesthetic generally used on animals, it's also used a a recreational drug because it causes hallucinations, and in high doses, it mimics the effects of schizophrenia.

The_Amaster
01-15-2009, 11:31 PM
Ahh, gotcha.

So....why do you want that Lilith? I'm getting an ominous tingle.

Lilith
01-15-2009, 11:32 PM
benzodiazepine tolerance.

The_Amaster
01-15-2009, 11:35 PM
*flashes back to organic chemistry*
It has a ...cyclohexane ring in it?

Modus Ponens
01-15-2009, 11:39 PM
What's benzodiazepine? Assumed answer: a drug whose effects are similar to those of ketamine

rock_nog
01-15-2009, 11:41 PM
It's got two cyclohexane rings, actually.

EDIT: Benzodiazepine is generally used as a sedative.

The_Amaster
01-16-2009, 12:37 AM
Man, the Road to El Dorado soundtrack is impossible to track down.
I've tried legal and illegal means.

Shazza Dani
01-16-2009, 12:58 AM
I found it in less than 60 seconds after reading your post.

http://tf.org/soundtrack/590

^Not illegal, as far as I know.

The_Amaster
01-16-2009, 10:51 AM
Sorry, should have clarified. Anywhere legal that I trust with my credit-card number.

Russ
01-16-2009, 12:17 PM
There are certain tools that create a phantom card number that can only be used once. They're extremely helpful for sites you don't trust.

Masamune
01-16-2009, 12:20 PM
I bumped a klonopin once, but for whatever reason it only made me feel giddy-ish, and not knock me the fuck out. Didn't like it, won't do it again.

Russ
01-16-2009, 06:20 PM
Wow, just realized that Amaster got his name changed! How long has it been changed?

On that not, what did the 42 represent?

rock_nog
01-16-2009, 06:23 PM
42 is the answer the the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.

Anthus
01-16-2009, 06:46 PM
Hey guys... I meet Nightmare, the guy who made James Quest at Ohayocon last year :o

Anyone else meet anyone else?

Russ
01-16-2009, 06:49 PM
42 is the answer the the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.
Everybody knows that. They just don't know the question.

But is that seriously where it came from?

rock_nog
01-16-2009, 07:26 PM
Given Amaster's obsession with HG2G I would assume so. It certainly was back when I was macweirdo42.

phattonez
01-16-2009, 09:27 PM
This may be the simplest physics question you've ever had.

When you are working with equations, how do you differentiate between power, pressure, and density? They all are basically the same symbol, but the one I'm having trouble with is pressure and trying to differentiate it from power. P and p look exactly the same.

Beldaran
01-16-2009, 10:31 PM
This may be the simplest physics question you've ever had.

When you are working with equations, how do you differentiate between power, pressure, and density? They all are basically the same symbol, but the one I'm having trouble with is pressure and trying to differentiate it from power. P and p look exactly the same.

It's standard practice amongst engineers to denote power as a 'W' with a dot above it, signifying that it is the derivative of work (which is what power is).

Density is rho, written more fluidly/curly than a regular 'p'.

So you have 'p', rho, and w dot.

Russ
01-17-2009, 02:36 AM
Dang, I'm angry right now. This morning, I finally beat the last boss of Trauma Center: Under the Knife. So I was playing the "original sin" missions. My brother asked if he could play, so I have it to him. The first thing he did was erase my save file. So frustrating.

Breaker
01-17-2009, 04:48 AM
Ok, so I have no STDs or AIDS. I have esophagitis. My esophagus is so swollen and full of sores that it hurts like a motherfucker to eat anything. Life is great. That's sarcasm for the dense.

Shazza Dani
01-17-2009, 04:52 AM
Well congratulations on your lack of AIDS. =\

Beldaran
01-17-2009, 07:51 AM
I bet the words "you have esophagitis" never sounded so good.

CaRmAgE
01-17-2009, 10:59 AM
Dang, I'm angry right now. This morning, I finally beat the last boss of Trauma Center: Under the Knife. So I was playing the "original sin" missions. My brother asked if he could play, so I have it to him. The first thing he did was erase my save file. So frustrating.

And this is why I never share with my brother. :unhappy: Sorry to hear that, Russ.

ShadowTiger
01-17-2009, 11:16 AM
I wonder what "time" is worth, monetarily. ... ... To charge a person money based on time invested in something, and then lost, ... I can't help but wonder how much that's worth, based on any number of variables, such as age, the quality and quantity of that time, and the subject by which the time had been lost, etc.

Then again, they could charge you yourself for the opportunity to expand the horizons of what your new found time could buy you. :p Lulz.



I just opened up a new area in the WoW Server I work on. It's pretty awesome. You've got the remnants of the Hyjal Summit Battle fighting with a command camp to cleanse the area. They give out dailies, and some pretty amazing new items (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/BH4/WoW/SKCommand/SKCMasterCommanderKurrItelItems.gif). I'm very excited.

The_Amaster
01-17-2009, 12:57 PM
Russ and Rock Nog:Yeah, DD changed it for me a day or two ago. And the 42 was a HitchHikers reference, yes.

Breaker: Well, hey, could have been a lot worse.

Bel and Phattonez: Yeah, similar problems in chemistry between m for molality and M for molarity, as well as H standinf for enthalpy (wtf?)

*sigh* My brother corrupted my iPod library by yanking it out while it was syncing. Now I get to spend the next hour backing up music manually with a program to Memory Alpha and The Monolith (two of my numerous jumpdrives), and re-copying it.

rock_nog
01-17-2009, 01:03 PM
Doesn't the H refer to the fact that enthalpy measures heat?

The_Amaster
01-17-2009, 01:24 PM
Yeah, that's what I was taught, but than why not call it heat? I mean, I know there's some distinction, but it seems a tad finicky.

rock_nog
01-17-2009, 01:33 PM
Heat is simply the measure of the transfer of energy from one system to another. Thus, you can't measure the energy of a system with heat, because there is no heat if no energy is being transfered in or out of the system. Enthalpy is more a measure of the potential heat of a system.

The_Amaster
01-17-2009, 01:38 PM
But that's my point. It's just semantics. The only reason why we confine heat to only being an energy transfer is because that's the only way we can measure it.
It's like someone en just said "Well, we need a name for heat when it's not actually doing anything. Ummm, how about...enthalpy?"

Beldaran
01-17-2009, 01:50 PM
But that's my point. It's just semantics. The only reason why we confine heat to only being an energy transfer is because that's the only way we can measure it.
It's like someone en just said "Well, we need a name for heat when it's not actually doing anything. Ummm, how about...enthalpy?"

Well, you're the random internet dude. Clearly you know more than the physicists who pioneered thermodynamics.

rock_nog
01-17-2009, 01:52 PM
Well think of it like potential energy. Like, if I'm holding a ball two meters off the ground, technically, it doesn't actually have any energy. However, we can calculate how much energy it would have if I were to let it fall to the floor, and we call that potential energy. You can't just say the ball has x amount of energy, because that energy doesn't technically exist unless I let go of the ball, but at the same time, using a term to refer to that imaginary energy can be a useful tool in doing calculations.

Likewise, while enthalpy is related to heat, they are, in fact, different concepts, and it's useful for calculations to keep them separate.

The_Amaster
01-17-2009, 03:13 PM
Yeah, alright, I can see that.
it's still hard to grasp intuitivly though, which slows down my work sometimes.*shrug*

rock_nog
01-17-2009, 03:55 PM
It'd be a much more confusing concept if we used heat to refer to both the energy in a system and the amount of energy that transfers between systems.

The_Amaster
01-17-2009, 05:12 PM
Yeah, but for heat transfer we use Delta H, or change in enthalpy, anyway. So what's the point of heat?

Enthalpy is the energy within a system, and Delta H is the change, so where does heat fit in? That's the only part I'm confused about.

Lilith
01-18-2009, 03:37 PM
thermodynamics

one of my favorite words

I need to talk to someone on AIM: queenieisqt

Russ
01-19-2009, 06:41 PM
I'm angry right now. I've been playing Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2. I was on the last X mission. It's hard as heck. So I got through the whole thing perfectly. Then, I messed on the very last step. The vitals went straight from 99 to 0, and I lost. It's so frustrating! :mad:

Modus Ponens
01-19-2009, 07:35 PM
One of my favorite words is shilling. It just sounds like little pieces of metal. I love it.

Shazza Dani
01-19-2009, 07:57 PM
I like the word hydrodynamic. It sounds fun. O:

The_Amaster
01-20-2009, 12:25 AM
Treatise is a nice word. It sounds like treaty, but it's like a paper. I like to drop it into the titles of my paper,s just for the effect it produces.

ShadowTiger
01-20-2009, 11:14 AM
I remember when I thought the word 'License" was actually "Lison." It just sounded so perfectly reasonable and correct to say "Drivers Lison."


So happy 20th, everyone. New President, huzzah. Sad thing is, I'm watching the event on TV, showing the Capital Building, and the Mall near the Washington Monument, ... and all through this, I can't stop thinking of Fallout 3. Damn! I mean, I keep expecting to see the place where the Brotherhood is setting up their camp, or all of the trenches dug into the area. But of course, the area wasn't done precisely to scale. Not at all. In Fallout 3, the White House was practically set in a commercial block zone, rather than on a sprawling lawn, and was only twice the size of a normal two story family house in terms of footage area. Just a crater, really.



By the way: Krispy Kreme is giving away a free Doughnut in honor of the occasion.

However, We have a problem (http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2009/01/pro-life_group_up_in_arms_over.php). It's quite shocking, I think. I'm surprised that this was able to happen. It's a bit extreme, don't you think?

Beldaran
01-20-2009, 11:35 AM
mmm... abortion donuts.

http://blogs.southflorida.com/citylink_dansweeney/homer-drool.gif

rock_nog
01-20-2009, 11:43 AM
Damnit Beldaran, took the words right out of my mouth.

Modus Ponens
01-20-2009, 01:57 PM
I know I'm going to get an abortion today!

... I mean a donut.

rock_nog
01-20-2009, 02:12 PM
Well, it's official, Obama is now the president. Let me be the first to blame him for everything from earthquakes and volcanoes to crop failures and milk spoilage.

Beldaran
01-20-2009, 04:05 PM
The black man is keeping me down.

The_Amaster
01-20-2009, 06:04 PM
So, you know how during the oath it seemd like he blundered, and stuttered? According to my government and politics teacher, the man giving him the oath was actualy the one who messed up, and Obama's double take stutter was his reaction to it not going as expected.
*shrug*

Pineconn
01-20-2009, 06:06 PM
Let's see how long it takes for America to blame him for everything and flock to the Republican side again. It's a tiring cycle.

The_Amaster
01-20-2009, 06:13 PM
(Okay, I have decided that the song Marta's Dance from Riverdance is the greatest music to play over a dramatic montage in a film ever! Seriously!

rock_nog
01-20-2009, 06:13 PM
lol, Obama couldn't even get the oath of office right. Do people still seriously think he can run the country?

Whoa, geez, I have no idea where that came from. Anyway, I wouldn't worry about the whole "endless cycle" business too much. I think after a certain point, you just stop caring. Not that you stop having opinions about who should be running things, but you know, you grow out of the whole "Oh no, if the wrong guy gets elected it'll be the end of the world" mentality.

Icey
01-20-2009, 06:50 PM
So, you know how during the oath it seemd like he blundered, and stuttered? According to my government and politics teacher, the man giving him the oath was actualy the one who messed up, and Obama's double take stutter was his reaction to it not going as expected.
*shrug*


I hope your government teacher knew that "the man giving him the oath" was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts... and they both flubbed. It was John Roberts' first time giving the oath and it seemed they were both fairly nervous, lol.

The_Amaster
01-20-2009, 07:08 PM
Oh yeah, he knows. I just forgot his full title.
Yeah, my point just was that it wasn't like Obama messed up on his own or anything.

Heh, that teacher is like, one of the smartest guys I've ever met. I wish I'd had more classes with him.

Icey
01-20-2009, 07:10 PM
The Chief Justice always gives the oath.

This was the first time a chief justice swore in a president who had voted against his confirmation, though.

Awkward? :p

The_Amaster
01-20-2009, 07:24 PM
Nah, the guy who sat behind me said that the CJ did it on purpose, to make Obama look bad. :p

Aegix Drakan
01-20-2009, 07:34 PM
However, We have a problem (http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2009/01/pro-life_group_up_in_arms_over.php).

OH
MY
GOSH
WHAT
THE
FLYING
****

......we share the earth with retards who take one word totally out of context and use it to their own e-

wait...we've been doing that for centuries already... no big deal.



Practically everyone at work was watching (and this is Canada! I bet you most of you Americans don't watch anything related towards Canadian politics!). Apparently, Obama made a pretty good speech. I'm gonna need to look it up.

Icey
01-20-2009, 07:36 PM
and this is Canada! I bet you most of you Americans don't watch anything related towards Canadian politics!

What's Canada?

Aegix Drakan
01-20-2009, 07:38 PM
What's Canada?

...

...Oh, just shut up. :rolleyes:

The_Amaster
01-20-2009, 07:43 PM
Well, of course we don't. Canadians aren't attention grabbing loudmouths.

Russ
01-20-2009, 08:26 PM
Okay, so I had school, so I missed Obama's speech, all I heard was his oath.

I am shocked. He couldn't even get something as simple as the oath right. That is a bad way to start out being President.

Now excuse me while I go hide in a cave for the next four years.

erm2003
01-20-2009, 08:37 PM
Okay, so I had school, so I missed Obama's speech, all I heard was his oath.

I am shocked. He couldn't even get something as simple as the oath right. That is a bad way to start out being President.

Now excuse me while I go hide in a cave for the next four years.

So you ignored the fact that Chief Justice John Roberts screwed up the oath huh? Even though it's posted here somewhere. Read. (http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2009/01/obamas_oath_faithfully_misspok.html)

Also, saying the oath in front of over a million people is a day he will remember for the rest of his life. Maybe he was a little bit nervous? After all, it was a moment that will forever be remembered in the history of the United States.

Aegix Drakan
01-20-2009, 08:43 PM
Russ, you never goofed a speech before?

I had speech class for 5 years in high school, and I still have trouble sometimes. (in fact, I did best when improving.)

Trevelyan_06
01-20-2009, 09:17 PM
Okay, so I had school, so I missed Obama's speech, all I heard was his oath.

I am shocked. He couldn't even get something as simple as the oath right. That is a bad way to start out being President.

Now excuse me while I go hide in a cave for the next four years.

Yes, misspeaking in one oath when he was miscued in the first place clearly shows that Obama is unfit for the Presidency of the United States. How will he ever live up to the towering legacy of perfect grammar and speaking that Bush left behind now?

Russ
01-20-2009, 09:46 PM
Hey, just saying, it's not how I would want to start out my term as President.

Shazza Dani
01-20-2009, 09:58 PM
Barack should've roundhouse-kicked the Chief Justice when he screwed up.

Pineconn
01-20-2009, 10:01 PM
Speaking of which, I'm very surprised Chuck Norris isn't president of the United States yet. (Or is he? :p)

Russ
01-20-2009, 10:17 PM
There's always a way to bring Chuck Norris into a discussion.

Beldaran
01-21-2009, 05:29 AM
Bush got the oath right, and then mangled every single speech after that into language that would get a toddler put on the short bus.

Obama gets miscued by someone else during the oath, then delivers 4 years of actual English language.

I prefer the latter, even if he is going to treat our country like a giant credit card and engage in the amazingly stupid endeavor of fixing the economy by sucking all the money out of it and paying idiots to dig ditches and build pretty government projects, all the while printing and borrowing money to pay for it.

rock_nog
01-21-2009, 12:27 PM
Well, I think "spend money and cut taxes" is pretty much the default solution whenever the economy sucks, so it's not like Obama's course of action is unprecedented. Of course, who knows whether it'll actually work or not, but then again, it's not like anyone else has any better ideas, aside from "do nothing," and that's generally seen as an unpopular move.

Though I must say I really don't mind that made-up money being spent on infrastructure, whether it fixes the economy or not. I'm still pissed off about that collapsed-bridge fiasco we had here in the Twin Cities. The ultimate cause was basically determined to be that the bridge collapsed because the government was unwilling to actually spend any money to make sure that it was structurally sound.

Beldaran
01-21-2009, 12:30 PM
it's not like anyone else has any better ideas

I take it you do not read very many books by economists.

rock_nog
01-21-2009, 12:37 PM
As a general rule, no, no I do not devote much of my time to reading books by economists.

Beldaran
01-21-2009, 12:48 PM
Well, to bring you up to speed, economists generally recognize that printing money and raising taxes do horrible things to a receding economy. Things will get much, much worse in the next four years.

rock_nog
01-21-2009, 12:55 PM
See, I knew that much, which is why I figured lowering taxes would be a good thing.

phattonez
01-21-2009, 01:30 PM
See, I knew that much, which is why I figured lowering taxes would be a good thing.
It is, but if you have tax cuts and inflation then those tax cuts may turn out to be a tax hike in effect.

rock_nog
01-21-2009, 01:43 PM
That's what I thought, that the real question was not over the tax cuts, but the spending, but like I said, if they actually spend the money on infrastructure, I'll be happy, because the whole bridge collapse thing pisses me off to no end. I mean, I get the whole "wasteful government spending is bad" thing, but you know, people shouldn't die because you're too friggin' cheap to pay for bridge maintenance.

Beldaran
01-21-2009, 02:23 PM
Well maybe if we hadn't spend a piss load of money in Iraq, our bridges wouldn't be collapsing and we wouldn't need to treat our national budget like a gigantic Visa card.

phattonez
01-21-2009, 02:29 PM
^^Getting out of Iraq does not solve out of control domestic spending. It only lets us spend money on more pork.

Russ
01-21-2009, 02:29 PM
For once, I'm getting bored with politics.

New subject: Mario. I just noticed something. In older games, you'd rescue people, and stars would helo you (invinicibility). Now, you rescue stars, and people help you. Why the flip?

rock_nog
01-21-2009, 02:33 PM
But we had to fight the terr'ists!

I would also suggest we could save a boatload of money by ending the pointless war on drugs, but no mainstream politician is ever allowed to say anything remotely negative about the war on drugs.

phattonez
01-21-2009, 02:37 PM
You can cut all of the wars and stop prosecuting stupid laws, but it still does not solve the problem of out of control spending. But this is what happens with government programs. Once you start it, it's really hard to bring it to an end.

rock_nog
01-21-2009, 03:16 PM
Kinda makes ya nostalgic for the Clinton years, eh? Gotta admit, I think he and Bush Sr. get credit for being the only presidents in recent times to not go wild with out of control government spending.

Beldaran
01-21-2009, 04:30 PM
Kinda makes ya nostalgic for the Clinton years, eh? Gotta admit, I think he and Bush Sr. get credit for being the only presidents in recent times to not go wild with out of control government spending.

What with the republican controlled congresses they had.

rock_nog
01-21-2009, 04:39 PM
Actually, Bush Sr. had a Democratic congress to contend with, and they're the ones who ultimately forced him to go back on his infamous "Read my lips, no new taxes" statement because they refused to cut back on spending, necessitating raising taxes to pay for all of their spending. We didn't get a Republican congress until '94. But I can't even begin to tell you what the hell happened during the Bush years when we had a Republican congress and a Republican president and yet we still ended up with a big ol' spend-happy mess.

Beldaran
01-21-2009, 04:41 PM
But I can't even begin to tell you what the hell happened during the Bush years when we had a Republican congress and a Republican president and yet we still ended up with a big ol' spend-happy mess.

I can tell you: People are greedy, power hungry fucks, whether there is an 'R' or a 'D' embroidered on their shirt.

The_Amaster
01-21-2009, 05:31 PM
Which brings us to an issue I feel more and more lately; are Republican and Conservative synonomous? Or Liberal and Democrat? I personally don't believe so, but it seems like people do these days.

rock_nog
01-21-2009, 05:38 PM
Well, only insomuch as liberals tend to vote Democrat and conservatives tend to vote Republican. But I'd certainly say that Democratic policies seem to have nothing in common with liberal ideology, and likewise with Republican policies and conservative ideology. Really, when you get down to it, both parties really only serve themselves.

phattonez
01-22-2009, 12:37 AM
^^We don't need the party system anymore. This is the era of good feelings all over again, except everyone seems to agree on selling this nation to China now.

Russ
01-22-2009, 12:59 AM
Check this out
:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090122/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_oath_do_over

Obama took the oath again, as a precaution to make sure it was truly binding. :)

rock_nog
01-22-2009, 01:18 AM
Amazing, Russ, you managed to say something about Obama without feeling the compulsion to don sackcloth and cover yourself in ashes.

Russ
01-22-2009, 01:33 AM
I did? Oh crap! Um *scans article* HA! He didn't use a Bible! He's not a true Christian! *dons sackcloth and ashes* He's going to destroy religion!

Okay, just had to get that out of my system. :D

phattonez
01-22-2009, 01:56 AM
He didn't use a Bible?

Russ
01-22-2009, 02:14 AM
Nope. I find it strange, since he went to such great lengths to get Lincoln's Bible for the first oath.

Dechipher
01-22-2009, 02:17 AM
He used a Bible the first time.
The first time Roberts fucked it up, causing Obama to repeat the wrong words.
He didn't use a Bible the second time.
The second time he said the words correctly.

If you think that a person must say 36 words in the correct order while holding his or her hand on a really old book that may or may not mean something to him or her, in order to prove that he or she is truly committed to running the country, then you have your priorities way off course.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ET_Cetera/Obama_first_Prez_to_use_Lincolns_Bible/articleshow/4008813.cms

It does not state anywhere that he 'went to such great lengths' to use President Lincolns bible, only that he is the first person to opt to do so. I daresay it would be just as easy for him to use that one as George Washingtons. He's the fucking president.

phattonez
01-22-2009, 02:21 AM
^^Do you know how many people are out there just chomping at the bit to find any excuse to kick Obama out of that position?

rock_nog
01-22-2009, 02:25 AM
I'm guessing it's equal to or greater than the number of people who are convinced that his birth certificate is forged.

Shazza Dani
01-22-2009, 02:31 AM
i herd obama is frum another planet

Russ
01-22-2009, 02:34 AM
I'm guessing it's equal to or greater than the number of people who are convinced that his birth certificate is forged.
What birth certificate? Last time I checked, he hadn't given us one yet.

Shazza Dani
01-22-2009, 02:36 AM
What birth certificate? Last time I checked, he hadn't given us one yet.

He gave it to me; I must've forgotten to show you.

Shazza Dani
01-22-2009, 06:16 AM
So…

Ever have a staring contest with a cat? They don't fucking blink! Ever!

Beldaran
01-22-2009, 08:56 AM
What birth certificate? Last time I checked, he hadn't given us one yet.

He provided it. I've seen a copy of it on the internet. Just because the government forgot to come to your house and let you know exactly what's going on every two seconds doesn't mean that nothing happened.

rock_nog
01-22-2009, 11:04 AM
lol, one of these days someone needs to compile a list of things we can't joke about around Russ, lest he take them seriously. Let's see...

1. Obama is a terrorist
2. Obama is a Muslim
3. Obama is secretly gay and murdered all of his former gay lovers so that they would never reveal the truth and ruin his political career (I swear to, um, non-God, that's an actual conspiracy theory I saw on one of those radical nut-job sites).

Breaker
01-22-2009, 11:48 AM
so has anybody ever had pancreatitis or seen somebody with it and can describe the symptoms in better detail than webmd generic "your abdomen hurts" bs? im having it ruled out by a doc soon. hopefully it's just an ulcer.

phattonez
01-22-2009, 12:14 PM
So

Ever have a staring contest with a cat? They don't fucking blink! Ever!
How do they lubricate their eyes?

Modus Ponens
01-22-2009, 02:23 PM
I think they have nictitating membrane (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nictitating_membrane)s, so you'd be better off having a staring contest with a different species.

phattonez
01-22-2009, 04:40 PM
Is there anything that tastes worse than spoiled milk? I just grabbed some milk that was supposed to expire today, and I guess I picked a winner because it really was spoiled. Smells and tastes terrible.

rock_nog
01-22-2009, 04:53 PM
Oh, I'm sure if you really thought about it, you could come up with plenty of things worse than spoiled milk. But let's not go there.

The_Amaster
01-22-2009, 05:31 PM
Okay, so during final exams today, during the break, someone dropped a stink bomb in the Commons, a "square" with vending machines and such. It was really, really crowded too.
Fun.....

rock_nog
01-22-2009, 05:36 PM
Ah, stink bombs and smoke bombs... How dull my high school experience would've been without them.

You know what kinda bugs me? The way pranks are taken so seriously these days. It's like, these days, you pull a high school prank, they'll call the cops on you. Back when my parents were growing up, though, pranks just meant detention or Saturday school or whatever.

Aegix Drakan
01-22-2009, 06:28 PM
@ Breaker: ...I hope it's nothing major. I got my fingers crossed.

@ Phattonez and the spoiled milk: Hey, it's not a total loss! You bravery went up by a few points, I'm sure [/blatant persona 4 reference]

And stink bombs? Ugh...that's not very considerate...

But pranks aren't all that bad. My high school had like...one big one a year, right at the end. One time, a whole class all brought water pistos and soaked the teacher and half the school. Then, the year after, there was a food fight started by some guys in their last year.

In my last year though, nthere was no pranks (unless you count that a bunch of guys used the straws and tapioka (SP?) balls from bubble tea that some students were selling, and used them as projectile lauchers this one time). My firends and I were THIS close to asking/bribing the secretary to go onthe PA on the last day and say, in her totally nromal voice "Please pay attention to this important announcement..." and then put "We Ain't gonna Take It" on the school PA for a bit. ...we never got around to it though. :(

Brasel
01-22-2009, 08:11 PM
oh my god im so bored!! im alone in the barracks waiting to clear post and get out..on another note, today marks five years in the army. I was already involved in agn for years before I joined...god damn, how long have I been here now?

The_Amaster
01-22-2009, 08:16 PM
Ummmm...8 years, apparently.
Heh, long time.

Modus Ponens
01-22-2009, 08:23 PM
Not yet eight—looks like he joined in August of '01, so that'd make it more like seven and two thirds years.

Beldaran
01-22-2009, 08:26 PM
Time goes by too quickly. At this rate, I'll be dead someday.

Pineconn
01-22-2009, 08:34 PM
That's a pretty good bet. I'd place money on it.

I'm tired. Midterms and finals killed me. I had AP Calc and Honors Physics on Tuesday and I've yet to recover from the pain.

The_Amaster
01-22-2009, 09:50 PM
*sigh* I wish I could have taken AP Calc this year. Pre-calc was boring.
Yeah, know what you mean Pineconn. Had Honors Sociology and Honors Precalc today, and I've got AP Literature and AP Chemistry tomorrow.
I actually studied for my chemistry final. Even if it was only for an hour or so, that's still like a first for me.

Pineconn
01-23-2009, 12:58 AM
Honors Sociology? AP Chemistry? Jeez, our school really just gives the meat and potatoes of a high school curriculum. Your typical maths, sciences, social sciences, Englishes, Spanish (I to IV), and French (I to IV). (Band, choir, art, business, etc.)

The only advanced classes we have are AP Calc, AP Lit, AP Language, and Honors Physics (okay, and symphonic band over concert band... and Madrigals for the choir folks). We actually do AP work in Honors Physics and Spanish IV, but they technically aren't AP courses.

Trevelyan_06
01-23-2009, 07:34 AM
Not yet eightlooks like he joined in August of '01, so that'd make it more like seven and two thirds years.

He had another name before the one he currently has. Also, Tony, we're starting to get old man.

CaRmAgE
01-23-2009, 09:58 AM
*sigh* I wish I could have taken AP Calc this year.

I wish my high school had AP Calc, so I wouldn't have to taken these Calculus courses in college. What a waste of my time...

Russ
01-23-2009, 12:13 PM
Agreed, I still have bad memory of opening milk, pouring it out, and finding that it had turned into yogurt. And not good yogurt either. :sick:

Edit: Whoops, didn't notice there was another page. :)

Modus Ponens
01-23-2009, 01:58 PM
... and Madrigals for the choir folks

Your high school has a separate choir for madrigals? Huh. Do you have a jazz choir?


Whoops, didn't notice there was another page. :)

Eh, happens to the best of us.

rock_nog
01-23-2009, 02:02 PM
Okay, so I've got an extra TV lying around my apartment. I've had it for a while, I got it free from an old roommate, but I just don't know what to do with it. I first took it because hey, you really can't argue with "free," but now I'm all like "Alright, I've got an extra TV, now I can..." and then I draw a blank. I feel like I should be able to come up with a use for it, but nope, got nothing.

Russ
01-23-2009, 02:12 PM
Get cable. Hook something up to it. Experiment with it's inner workings and see what you can do with it. The possibilities are endless.

The_Amaster
01-23-2009, 03:20 PM
Hey, Rock, you could send it to me. :D

Pineconn
01-23-2009, 06:04 PM
Your high school has a separate choir for madrigals? Huh. Do you have a jazz choir?

Hmmm. There's the main concert choir that most choir members are in, Advanced Women's Choir for... advanced women (or, really, the women better than concert choir but not good enough to make Mads), and then Madrigals. There's not a jazz choir (but we have a jazz band).

rock_nog
01-23-2009, 07:43 PM
Gee, you learn something new every day. Today I learned that the universe is 46.5 billion light years in radius. I really feel like I should've known that earlier, but I always figured that since it's 13.7 billion years old, that would make the radius of what we can see 13.7 billion light years. Turns out, I didn't take into account that the universe is constantly expanding - so things are now much farther away than they were when they gave off the light we see.

Russ
01-23-2009, 08:14 PM
I find it kind of funny that scientists use the age of the universe to meassure its size. How can you be sure of its age?

And, this has always puzzled me. What's at the end of the universe? A wall? Nothing? Is there an end?

ShadowTiger
01-23-2009, 08:32 PM
I feel compelled to say that it's nothing. A complete and total vacuum. Not even a single molecule out there.



... ...



Epic.

The_Amaster
01-24-2009, 12:22 AM
Or it may possibly be "spherical", in the sense that once you go far enough one way, you start coming back the other. Because of dimensions and crap.

rock_nog
01-24-2009, 12:26 AM
There may be absolute nothingness - no matter, not even empty space. Or, as Amaster pointed out, you may have to contend with the curvature of spacetime, which results in you being redirected to your original starting point. Or, as new evidence suggests, the edge of the universe could be made up of another universe entirely. Basically, the theory is that there are other universes out there, with their own big bangs, and that one of them has potentially collided with our own (seriously, this theory is based on actual data gathered about the universe). Who knows?

Masamune
01-24-2009, 12:29 AM
http://7.media.collegehumor.com/collegehumor/ch6/a/e/collegehumor.fb0996baea320d63ad0ed55e712bceab.jpg

Russ
01-24-2009, 03:34 AM
I love this thread. One post has me trying to grasp the complex nature of the universe and our theories about it, and the next has random humor.

But on the subject of universes, if there are multiple universes, why not just say theres opne universe with empty space in between? Wouldn't the universe simply be defined as "every thing that exists as we know it"?

Which brings up another question. If there are other universes, would they have different laws of physics? Would stuff that's impossible here be common there?

As you can see, I like looking at stuff from a hypothetical stand point. :D

Wow, I love that smily.

Shazza Dani
01-24-2009, 08:58 AM
I finally completed all the missions in Grand Theft Auto III this morning. Still I need to find all the hidden packages.

I'm also trying to decide if GTA:IV is worth buying (as if I had the money to spend).

The_Amaster
01-24-2009, 10:21 AM
Yeah, other universes coule have very different physical laws. You should read Asimov's "The God's Themselves". It's all about a paralel universe where, just by fluke, the weak nuclear force is slightly stronger than in ours, and so the stars are rapidly exhausting their fuel and the inhabitents are desperatly trying to decide what to do.

But many of our inherent physical laws are simply a result of the particular way in which our big bang or whatever happened. If it was slightly different, we might have had four space dimensions to travel through, instead of just three.

phattonez
01-24-2009, 01:05 PM
Yeah, other universes coule have very different physical laws. You should read Asimov's "The God's Themselves". It's all about a paralel universe where, just by fluke, the weak nuclear force is slightly stronger than in ours, and so the stars are rapidly exhausting their fuel and the inhabitents are desperatly trying to decide what to do.
Is it a fluke that I had a dream about the sun going out and the core of the Earth for some reason kind of exploding? Yet people were still walking around like it was nothing instead of just dying right away.

Russ
01-24-2009, 02:56 PM
You know what would be awesome? Being able to turn gravity on and off in rooms around your house. Think of the possibilities.

Pryme8
01-24-2009, 04:29 PM
I always thought what kind of sports you think we could make in Zero gravity... or even low gravity? I bet it would be really interesting!

Aliem
01-24-2009, 05:03 PM
I always thought what kind of sports you think we could make in Zero gravity... or even low gravity? I bet it would be really interesting!Space golf?

Pryme8
01-24-2009, 05:16 PM
I was thinking like 4 teams in a big sphere with a ball, and 4 goals... or something that would just blow your mind to watch.


Space golf would be retarded... you would never find your ball

Aliem
01-24-2009, 05:19 PM
Gatorade doesn't think so (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRQ78KMJFMc).


I was thinking like 4 teams in a big sphere with a ball, and 4 goals... or something that would just blow your mind to watch.Isn't that Blitzball?

Modus Ponens
01-24-2009, 05:20 PM
I'm thinking the raddest zero-gravity games would be like what you read about in Ender's Game.

Beldaran
01-24-2009, 05:27 PM
Zero G Mixed Martial Arts

The_Amaster
01-24-2009, 06:24 PM
Yeah, Modus Ponens beat me to it. The Battle Room would be made of pure awesome.
Just remember to....reorient your perspective after going in, hehehe (inside joke)

ShadowTiger
01-24-2009, 06:25 PM
I'm thinking the raddest zero-gravity games would be like what you read about in Ender's Game.

You win for mentioning this book.

Aegix Drakan
01-24-2009, 06:26 PM
I was thinking like 4 teams in a big sphere with a ball, and 4 goals... or something that would just blow your mind to watch.


Wow....that's actually a pretty awesome idea. :P Probably since it's a lot like blitzball, but whatever... it's still cool.



and oh. my. gosh. I am hopelessly addicted to Puzzle Planet league. Tetris attack is consuming my brain...and it's GOOD! My neurons are being stimulated! My sanity is being preserved! WHOOO!! *goes to play another half hour long endless mode!!*

The_Amaster
01-24-2009, 07:08 PM
Hey, ST, do I get points for my ava and title? :D

(Yeah, I know, not he best picture, but a Google search for Ender's Game doesn't bring up a lot...)

Shazza Dani
01-24-2009, 08:35 PM
i herd u guis liek space golf [video related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVYYhndpUJI)]

Russ
01-24-2009, 09:08 PM
How about Space Swimming. It would work like swimming (since there is air to push against), it would just be a lot harder, but three deminisional instead of two deminsional.

Beldaran
01-24-2009, 09:20 PM
It would work like swimming (since there is air to push against),

Try pushing against the air in your room and rethink this idea.

Russ
01-25-2009, 01:40 AM
That's the point. :sly:

Okay, so that was a dumb idea. But still, it would be fun to try sports at zero gravity.

rock_nog
01-25-2009, 03:15 AM
Personally, I've always wanted to see low-gravity football. Ever since I was a kid, I've thought that football would be a lot more interesting with those big dudes flying through the air. I mean, it could totally change the game. You'd have a guy apparently cornered, but then suddenly leaping over the defense. Or you have a quarterback looking for an open receiver when he's suddenly sacked by a lineman diving in from above. Of course, there'd be a problem in that even a short pass would end up halfway down the field, but other than that, I think it'd be great.

Modus Ponens
01-25-2009, 03:27 AM
I've always fantasized about—and now we're just talking about normal gravity on-Earth conditions again—large-scale Capture the Flag leagues, with differently laid-out playing fields in different cities around the country (or world), and teams traveling to play games and such. Capture the Flag is my favorite sport. I was the treasurer for WWU's CTF club for the one year that that club officially existed, and I played as often as I could. We talked to representatives from UW's CTF club (ironically, it included people I went to high school with—you remember Sean Naylor, Bel? ... I don't even think Beldaran reads this thread) about playing some intercollegiate games, but it never came together. Sigh... those were some of my favorite memories.

Anyway, zero-gravity CTF would be weird, but low-gravity CTF would be fucking rad.

Aliem
01-25-2009, 03:37 AM
Ah, the battle room. Of course. That'd be pretty awesome... I wonder how much a flash suit would be.

Beldaran
01-25-2009, 07:54 AM
(ironically, it included people I went to high school with—you remember Sean Naylor, Bel? ... I don't even think Beldaran reads this thread)

I both remember Mr. Naylor and occasionally read this thread. :)

If we're talking about fantasies, I've always fantasized about Kate Winslet giving me a blowjob. I think this would be equally entertaining in zero G.

Modus Ponens
01-25-2009, 01:43 PM
I think she would probably be more inclined to do it in zero g, as well.

Shazza Dani
01-25-2009, 01:49 PM
Am I the only one who can't imagine anything being fun in zero-gravity, because I'm too pre-occupied by the thought that I'd be terrified by the lack of gravity? The only thing I'd be doing is having a zero-g panic attack.

rock_nog
01-25-2009, 01:57 PM
Am I the only one who can't imagine anything being fun in zero-gravity, because I'm too pre-occupied by the thought that I'd be terrified by the lack of gravity? The only thing I'd be doing is having a zero-g panic attack.
Yes, yes you are, and you should be ashamed.

Shazza Dani
01-25-2009, 02:02 PM
=[ Enjoy your muscle atrophy.

Russ
01-25-2009, 04:32 PM
Of course, you wouldn't stay in zero gravity forever. Just long enough to play the game.

In my gym class, we play a game called continuos capture the flag. basically, there are three flags on each side, and you have to have all six on your side to win. The way the field is set up, there's a safe zone behind each side, where the flags are. When you run across the side to get there, you're safe until you touch the flag. Then you try to run it across, and you can pass it, but the reciever has to be on the same side.

I think that would be awesome to try in zero gravity. So many possibilities.

phattonez
01-26-2009, 01:26 PM
Capture the Flag really isn't fun unless you can tackle the other side. That and the game just takes forever.

Russ
01-26-2009, 01:59 PM
Our gym teacher also cam up with a solution. Standard games play in a gym divided into half like it would be if you were using it for basketball, or soccer, or some other sport. He splits it down the legth. So instead of:

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You have:
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Makes it go a lot quicker.


So I just installed the Homebrew Channel on my Wii, after finding tons of sources to assure me my Wii wouldn't break. Anybody have any suggestions for good games/software to put on it?

CaRmAgE
01-26-2009, 02:09 PM
Quake Wii. That's all I can suggest (considering I don't have the Homebrew Channel, myself).

Russ
01-26-2009, 02:21 PM
Quake Wii? I've heard about it before. Guess I'll get it.

I have to say, I've been having fun with the GBA emulator. It's fun playing Metroid: Zero Mission with a Wii Remote.

rock_nog
01-26-2009, 02:29 PM
One thing I hate about the DS is that the buttons are awkwardly positioned for GBA games, and you can't remap 'em. If I could use Y as B and B as A, I really wouldn't mind playing GBA games on my DS at all. And unfortunately my GBA died when my sister accidentally dropped it. Sorry, just thinking about the Wii GBA emulator.

Shazza Dani
01-26-2009, 02:36 PM
Quake Wii? I've heard about it before. Guess I'll get it.

I have to say, I've been having fun with the GBA emulator. It's fun playing Metroid: Zero Mission with a Wii Remote.

Fool, nothing is fun with a Wiimote.

Russ
01-26-2009, 03:42 PM
One thing I hate about the DS is that the buttons are awkwardly positioned for GBA games, and you can't remap 'em. If I could use Y as B and B as A, I really wouldn't mind playing GBA games on my DS at all. And unfortunately my GBA died when my sister accidentally dropped it. Sorry, just thinking about the Wii GBA emulator.
I actually like the way the buttons are. I've got an M3 flash cart, and I've transferred all of my GBA games over to it. Well, not all (I have way too many), but all the good ones.

Fool, nothing is fun with a Wiimote.
I disagree. Everything is fun when you add Wiimote to the equation. I just love the way it feels. You don't use your thumbs as much. Plus I love the point at screen controls.

Aegix Drakan
01-26-2009, 07:59 PM
Everything is fun when you add Wiimote to the equation.

...I will agree only if the "waggle" is WELL FREAKING IMPLEMENTED!

Good examples:

Sonic Unleashed Speed levels: A perfect example! Just the right amount of motion use. Thumbs up!

Metriod prime 3: Another perfect set up!

trauma center: tight and functional. not as good as the DS controls, but stilll pretty good


A bad example:

Sonic Unleashed Werehog levels: ...UGH! I do NOT want to have to wave each arm like mad to pull off a basic combo! The only time it was totally warrented was for opening doors and pulling switches.



If you have a good balance, then the motion controls enhance the experience.

If there's too much, then it makes the whole thing a chore.

The_Amaster
01-26-2009, 08:06 PM
Oh so agreed, Aegix. After like, five minutes of the first Werehog level, I was like "No. NO! Screw this, I am plugging in my damn classic controller"

Interestingly enough, my favorite control scheme for Brawl(and in general) is Wiimote+Nunchuck. It's a lot like a Cube setup, but being able to keep my hands relaxed and down towards my sides feels a lot more comfortable than being huddled over a controller.

phattonez
01-26-2009, 10:49 PM
So what do you do if you have a clicking in your jaw? I've mostly just ignored it but it's gotten worse recently to the point that when I'm chewing I can't stop thinking about the clicking. Plus in class if I click just right the noise can fill up the lecture hall. That doesn't seem normal.

Russ
01-26-2009, 11:30 PM
[quote=Aegix Drakan;1205800trauma center: tight and functional. not as good as the DS controls, but stilll pretty good
[/quote]
*imitates Derek Stiles* I disagree!

Seriously, Second Opinion has better controls than Under the Knife. The drain's a hassle to use on the DS, and the Wii controls just feel better.

While we're at, which do you think is better: Under the Knife or Second Opinion? I'd go for SO, because of better controls, better graphics, Guilt that doesn't look like a flaming bug or a sac of puss, and the added storyline.

Beldaran
01-27-2009, 08:09 AM
So what do you do if you have a clicking in your jaw?

Go to a urologist.

Seriously, where the fuck do you think you should go? Go to a dentist, einstein. :rolleyes:

Din
01-27-2009, 05:45 PM
DO A BARREL ROLL.

Eh, heh, sorry -_-'

As for you Phattonez, what were you doing when it clicked?

The_Amaster
01-27-2009, 06:02 PM
Maybe see a chiropractor? *shrug*
I'm not sure if jaw bones fall into their domain.

Aegix Drakan
01-27-2009, 06:12 PM
Dude. Has anyone here read World War Z?

I'm on a mission to cure myself of my zombie-phobia. As a result, I've played resident evil DS, gone all out in Ravenholm in Half life 2, and I borrowed word war Z from a friend the other day.

...I'm only at part 3 of 8 and I'm already freaked.

No, not because there's zombies in the book.

...No, it's not because thee's lots of gore.

It's because if there ever WAS a zombie outbreak that spread across the world, that is EXACTLY how it would happen. I'm reading the book, and I'm thinking "Damn...that's EXACTLY what people would do. ...If this shit happens for real we are all bloody ######.). Natural human retardedness and greed are very dangerous indeed...

:(

phattonez
01-28-2009, 12:53 PM
As for you Phattonez, what were you doing when it clicked?
It doesn't matter what I'm doing because it's always clicking.

Russ
01-28-2009, 01:09 PM
Did you try going to a doctor? That's the most obvious solution.

Prrkitty
01-28-2009, 02:52 PM
It doesn't matter what I'm doing because it's always clicking.

Paul's jaw does the same thing. It sounds like TMJ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TMJ

Shazza Dani
01-28-2009, 03:19 PM
Lawd. Ever have a little acid reflux shorty after eating something really spicy? That's a painful surprise for your throat. D:

firebug
01-28-2009, 03:23 PM
Lawd. Ever have a little acid reflux shorty after eating something really spicy? That's a painful surprise for your throat. D:
Acid Reflux is BULLSHIT! I was diagnosed with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease: heartburn-all-the-fucking-time) a couple of years ago. Although I took 'the purple pill' for a year or so, I found the best cure is to just stop drinking anything other than milk or water. When it flares up, I drink a big glass of cold water and it clears it right up. Fuck paying $$ for pointless meds.

Shazza Dani
01-28-2009, 03:35 PM
I don't take medicine for anything. I know drug companies are all about making money, they're not getting me hooked on any shit.

Russ
01-28-2009, 06:19 PM
I don't take medicine for anything. I know drug companies are all about making money, they're not getting me hooked on any shit.
I'm sorry, but I laughed when I read that. You seem like an ad for taking down big companies. :laughing:

Majora
01-28-2009, 09:41 PM
Save a tree, eat a cow. We only use their shit for fuel. Otherwise they're just a walking steak... hmmm... if brain-dead cows are bred, then they are just as alive as a plant is. Maybe then no one will complain about eating other living things D:

Russ
01-29-2009, 12:48 AM
I think they'd complain that we're keeping them from living the way they should.

The_Amaster
01-29-2009, 06:33 PM
Everyone has to dislike something. If you take away, what they dislike, they won't all the sudden be happy, they'll just start protesting something else.
Plus, what Russ said.

Beldaran
01-29-2009, 07:06 PM
If you take away, what they dislike, they won't all the sudden be happy, they'll just start protesting something else.
Plus, what Russ said.

Comma fucked

The_Amaster
01-29-2009, 07:40 PM
...crap. There was another one as well, but I caught it.

I miss Math class. I really do. Not having math in my day takes away own of the few times I actually had to think on a regular basis.

Modus Ponens
01-29-2009, 09:21 PM
...crap. There was another one as well, but I caught it.

I miss Math class. I really do. Not having math in my day takes away one of the few times I actually had to think on a regular basis.

One, Amaster. One.

Russ
01-29-2009, 10:48 PM
I like Biology.

Today, we started experimenting with bacteria and DNA. The teacher got lots of E. Coli. Not the dealy kind, but a harmless version. Then we put a gene from jellyfish DNA that produces the protein that glows in the dark. Now I've got glow-in-the-dark E. Coli growing in my room.

The best part is when people ask what's in the container. "Oh, just some E. Coli I'm growing." People just stare. :D

Beldaran
01-29-2009, 11:09 PM
As an evolution denier, you're not allowed to believe in DNA.

rock_nog
01-29-2009, 11:20 PM
As an evolution denier, you're not allowed to believe in DNA.
I'd go a step further and say he's not allowed to believe in biology in general. I mean, evolution is only one of the founding principles behind the entire field.

Pryme8
01-30-2009, 01:35 AM
As an evolution denier, you're not allowed to believe in DNA.

can we still believe aliens made us?

Russ
01-30-2009, 02:16 AM
Beldaran, let me ask you this. Is there a single topic I can bring up without you linking it to religion/evolution? I could talk about a basketball, and you'd say it looks like the sun, and then just start commenting on that quote of mine in your sig. Honestly I don't know what you're trying to accomplish. We both know that you hate religion, and I love it, and nothing either of us does will change that. Why can't we just drop the subject already?

rock_nog
01-30-2009, 02:27 AM
LOL, Russ - Beldaran never mentioned religion.

Russ
01-30-2009, 02:59 AM
At this point whenever her mention Evolution, I know it's a warning sign. It's like if a volcano starts smoking; you don't get any lava, but you know it's going to come.

Beldaran
01-30-2009, 09:16 AM
You said you like biology. I just pointed out the philosophical irony that you don't believe in biology.

Russ
01-30-2009, 11:42 AM
There's more to Biology then evolution. Just look at a textbook. Generally, evolution gets one or two chapters out of 30. So does that mean if I don't believe in 1/30 of a subject, I don't believe in any of it?

Beldaran
01-30-2009, 11:57 AM
There's more to Biology then evolution. Just look at a textbook. Generally, evolution gets one or two chapters out of 30. So does that mean if I don't believe in 1/30 of a subject, I don't believe in any of it?

Rejecting evolution and accepting biology is like rejecting mathematics and accepting physics.

You have to ignore what DNA is, how it works, the fossil record, biodiversity, observed cases of evolution... you basically have to pretend that biology is just a bunch of disconnected facts about "living stuff". Evolution is the glue that makes biology the amazing and explanatory science that it is.

rock_nog
01-30-2009, 12:03 PM
Russ, Russ, Russ... Evolution is the framework on which the entire field of biology is built. Really, I think it's kind of a shame the way they teach it in high school, because they make it seem like something separate that you can ignore if you want, but then I guess even more parents would be up in arms if teachers started explaining evolution's role in the rest of biology.

At any rate, I don't see what your fixation with this is. Will believing in evolution suddenly cause you to lose faith in God? There are many religious people who have no problem with evolution. And seriously, what does it matter? What relevance does the Creation story have to religion? Does it somehow negate Jesus' teachings to say that life evolved over millions of years?

phattonez
01-30-2009, 01:23 PM
Idk rock_nog, I'm sure he'll hate biology as much as I hate it right now while I'm taking genetics. Such a shame too because I liked molecular biology.

Russ
01-30-2009, 01:47 PM
Beldaran, I find it interesting that you use "Biodiversity" as one of your examples of evolution. Creation seems to support that one more.

Anyways, evolution doesn't neccesarily refute Christianity. It all comes down to whether you believe Genesis is an acount on creation or a story to demonstrate God's power. I don't believe evolution simply because I see more evidence for creation.

Beldaran
01-30-2009, 01:51 PM
I find it interesting that you use "Biodiversity" as one of your examples of evolution. Creation seems to support that one more.


Except that "Creation" is not a scientific theory. It's just an emotional notion that somehow everything magically came out how you see it.

"Creation" doesn't explain anything. It just says, "This is the way things are. Try not to think too hard about how they might have gotten that way. It was magic."

Evolution perfectly explains biodiversity. Creation allows people to avoid thinking about how things got the way they are by assuming they have always been that way. It's dogmatic stupidity.

Just because an idea is easier to understand, does not lend it any scientific credibility. Quantum mechanics is almost impossible to understand and makes absolutely no intuitive sense to a lay person. However, quantum mechanics explains why things work the way they do. A better theory (in your opinion) would be "Magic Electron Theory". Electrons just work the way they work because God tells them where to go. That is a lot easier to understand. Unfortunately, not only is not even remotely correct, it's irrational by virtue of being unscientific.

Scientists do not gather in big conferences and vote on what ideas are easiest to understand and then decide those are true. Only religious people do that.

rock_nog
01-30-2009, 02:09 PM
Geez, it's like talking to someone who believes the world is flat.

"I know the world is flat, because I can look out my window and I don't see any curves."
"But we've got pictures from space. The world is clearly round."
"Those pictures could be faked. But I KNOW that what I see looking out my window is real."
Etcetera, etcetera...

CaRmAgE
01-30-2009, 02:40 PM
Evolution is the framework on which the entire field of biology is built.

Although biology as a field of study did originate at the same time as evolution, the concept of studying life, in general, has been around since Ancient Egyptian times, long before the theory of evolution was ever introduced. How do you hope to explain this paradox?

Brasel
01-30-2009, 02:47 PM
this is it! im waiting right now to do my final installation clearing. after this, i'm ut of the army!

rock_nog
01-30-2009, 02:54 PM
Although biology as a field of study did originate at the same time as evolution, the concept of studying life, in general, has been around since Ancient Egyptian times, long before the theory of evolution was ever introduced. How do you hope to explain this paradox?
It's not a paradox. Our study of life was greatly limited before the theory of evolution was developed. It's like how Einstein's theory of relativity is integral to modern physics. Sure, the study of physics obviously existed before Einstein developed his theory, but nonetheless, modern physics would not exist without it.

CaRmAgE
01-30-2009, 04:15 PM
It's not a paradox. Our study of life was greatly limited before the theory of evolution was developed. It's like how Einstein's theory of relativity is integral to modern physics. Sure, the study of physics obviously existed before Einstein developed his theory, but nonetheless, modern physics would not exist without it.

I understand that our study of life was originally limited. The point I was trying to make was that our study of life was not originally grounded in evolution. Well, whatever; I hate debating, anyway.

Now, onto a new topic...

My neighbor received Settlers of Catan in the mail this past Wednesday, and we and a bunch of other guys have been playing for the past three days in a row. Has anyone else ever played this board game before? I think it's an interesting and unique game.


this is it! im waiting right now to do my final installation clearing. after this, i'm ut of the army!

That's good to hear! Wishing you well wherever life's road takes you.