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Forum: Entertainment Media Yesterday, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 172
Posted By John
Drama, eh? With deep stories. Steins;Gate ...

Drama, eh? With deep stories.

Steins;Gate
Sci-Fi drama/comedy involving time travel and conspiracies.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Very cyberpunk, with a story that can be...
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-12-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,571
Posted By John
The big problem with her reaction, and it's an...

The big problem with her reaction, and it's an understandable but unfortunate one, is that she didn't reconsider her stance when new evidence was presented. The initial tweet wouldn't have gotten me...
Forum: Technology 04-09-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 155
Posted By John
I can remember when everyone hated XP. It was the...

I can remember when everyone hated XP. It was the first Microsoft home OS without DOS support, breaking a bunch of Windows 95/98 games that ran in DOS mode. It was the first Windows OS to have any...
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-09-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2,679
Views: 114,755
Posted By John
One thing I've just noticed: 17 people picked the...

One thing I've just noticed: 17 people picked the US, which I'd normally write off as people deliberately picking wrong/pointing somewhere random...but well over half (11) of those are in Alaska,...
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-07-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 22,203
Posted By John
Why is it taboo, though? Why should it be taboo?...

Why is it taboo, though? Why should it be taboo? What's wrong with children knowing about it? How can a sexual orientation be abused?



I think your etymology is off. There have been lots of...
Forum: General Gaming 04-06-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By John
Having worked with goats, I gotta say, they're...

Having worked with goats, I gotta say, they're awesome animals in the real-world: Friendly, smart, and fuzzy. They're like dogs with hooves and acrobatic skill.
Forum: General Gaming 04-06-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 14,273
Posted By John
Hinting? GOG has outright stated...

Hinting? GOG has outright stated (http://www.gog.com/news/gogcom_soon_on_more_platforms) that they're porting titles to Linux. :P
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-05-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,461
Posted By John
Other-peoples' babies are adorable....

Other-peoples' babies are adorable. Other-peoples' toddlers even moreso. That said, I'm pretty sure I'd be a poor parent: I procrastinate, I like quiet, and I think I'd quickly grow tired of living...
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-04-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,679
Views: 114,755
Posted By John
Me, I'd go even further than Canada: A cap per...

Me, I'd go even further than Canada: A cap per candidate on campaign spending tied to the median income. Say, 100x the median for the country.
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-03-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2,679
Views: 114,755
Posted By John
It's less that his political opinion differs...

It's less that his political opinion differs (though Mozilla has a large number of openly-gay employees who voiced concern about working for someone who was opposed to them) and more that he worked...
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-03-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,679
Views: 114,755
Posted By John
So, Mozilla's new CEO has stepped down. I...

So, Mozilla's new CEO has stepped down.

I suspect internal strife at Mozilla was more of a factor than his donations to anti-SSM campaigns, but whatever.

What's really impressive is how...
Forum: General Gaming 04-02-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By John
I've not played it, but it is worth noting that...

I've not played it, but it is worth noting that it started out as a Game-Jam-Esque "Let's throw something together in a day to test out this new engine" and then grew into a "Everyone's asking us to...
Forum: Technology 04-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By John
Calibrate your display...

Calibrate your display (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows7/calibrate-your-display)
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-01-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,679
Views: 114,755
Posted By John
I can't part with FF either (mostly because it...

I can't part with FF either (mostly because it remains the only remotely customizable browser out there), and I take solace in the fact that I'm not giving any money or support to the CEO.

What's...
Forum: Technology 03-31-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By John
I would guess that the computer believes that...

I would guess that the computer believes that headphones are still plugged in, so has muted the speakers, but is also damaged enough that headphones don't actually work.

As for how to fix it: I'd...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-30-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By John
I didn't say they had identical morals to us. I...

I didn't say they had identical morals to us. I said that they understood fairness (which gorillas definitely do) and punish others for violating the social norms of the group (which gorillas also...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-30-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By John
I'd hold that most morality came before religion...

I'd hold that most morality came before religion (many (all?) mammals and some fish and birds display a sense of fairness and punish others for violating the rules of the group), and that most...
Forum: General Gaming 03-28-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 14,273
Posted By John
How far did you get? One thing Dark Souls...

How far did you get?

One thing Dark Souls isn't is a grind-fest. The differences made by better stats only really add up over a large period of time, and the game can be beaten at level 1 with...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-24-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,245
Posted By John
That's more the slippery-slope fallacy. How...

That's more the slippery-slope fallacy.

How cautious you should be around someone should be proportional to how likely they are to harm you and how much good caution will do to negate potential...
Forum: Technology 03-24-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By John
So long as you have the activation key you can...

So long as you have the activation key you can download and burn a .iso of Windows 7 (the same version, though. So if you have Home Premium x64 then you have to use a .iso of that. If you have...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-24-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 699
Posted By John
I'm not saying such suspensions are illegal, just...

I'm not saying such suspensions are illegal, just mind-boggling and probably-wrong.


If your expectations of 4-year-olds are such that you find yourself suspending them then you need to re-think...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-23-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 699
Posted By John
Then you give the kid a time-out, or don't let...

Then you give the kid a time-out, or don't let them play games, or whatever. How is sending them home going to make them any better behaved? Especially if, as you allege, their parents can't control...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-21-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By John
Given that other Dreamliners have had electrical...

Given that other Dreamliners have had electrical fires caused by over-stressing the batteries and the fact that the plane altered course and had communications cut out, it seems likely to me that...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-21-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,245
Posted By John
Alright, so possibly most important question: Are...

Alright, so possibly most important question: Are there any studies on how likely a strange male is to rape/harass a woman? If so, do they go into detail about where/when such incidents tend to...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-20-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By John
Indeed. Much as I hate to admit it, sweat shops...

Indeed. Much as I hate to admit it, sweat shops thrive because two different groups see them as the best option: Businesses see a way to cut costs and workers see them as the only way to make money....
Forum: Technology 03-18-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By John
Ah, now this is a situation in which my "Huh,...

Ah, now this is a situation in which my "Huh, that's weird, maybe this'll help" solution is likely to do some good!

Bring up the start menu and search for "cmd" (sans quotes) > Right-click on...
Forum: General Gaming 03-18-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 14,273
Posted By John
Time to ride me hobby horse: How to break...

Time to ride me hobby horse:

How to break games out of the "act like a man" box (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/03/how-to-break-games-out-of-the-act-like-a-man-box/)

I agree with the...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-17-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,679
Views: 114,755
Posted By John
I saw one that was all "He wants to give your...

I saw one that was all "He wants to give your kids weed!!111" and it was hilarious. So incredibly over the top (the entire ad gets a red filter at the end) and not a little hypocritical (I can't see...
Forum: Technology 03-17-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 189
Posted By John
To help track this down I would still ask people...

To help track this down I would still ask people to post links to pages that trigger this and screenshots of those pages.
Forum: Entertainment Media 03-16-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 774
Posted By John
"The building was on fire, and it wasn't my...

"The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault!" is possibly the greatest opening sentence of all time. Especially given who's narrating it.
Forum: General Gaming 03-10-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By John
See, I knew someone would show up with 10x the...

See, I knew someone would show up with 10x the playtime of me, but I went and pseudo-bragged anyways. Oh hubris, what hast thou donst?
Forum: General Gaming 03-10-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By John
http://i.imgur.com/NKL08Ij.png Probably have...

http://i.imgur.com/NKL08Ij.png

Probably have double that in Civ IV, about half in III, about equal in II, and the triple-digits for I.

So, uh, yeah. Bit of a fan.


Oh, the naivety of youth....
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,715
Posted By John
It's not an appeal to authority, it's a statement...

It's not an appeal to authority, it's a statement of fact.

The academic speaker does use the word "systemic", that's what "sexism" means in that setting. But why stop there, why not have every use...
Forum: Entertainment Media 03-06-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 57,903
Posted By John
That definitely looks like a Homestuck troll,...

That definitely looks like a Homestuck troll, though the ears are a bit odd (might be horns?). If she is one of the trolls then she's most likely Eridan...
Forum: General Gaming 03-05-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 14,273
Posted By John
I've not played it, but my impression is that The...

I've not played it, but my impression is that The Last of Us is loved by people with families more than by those without, which makes sense. Since most game reviewers these days are old enough to...
Forum: General Gaming 03-02-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 5,485
Posted By John
...Seriously guys? >> Leave it to the...

...Seriously guys? >>

Leave it to the internet to be idiotic and offensive, I guess.
Forum: General Gaming 03-01-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 5,485
Posted By John
Hah: "Congratulations to RED, who despite...

Hah:

"Congratulations to RED, who despite his mental handicap managed to accomplish in sixteen days what Ash never could in sixteen years."

"Prof. Oak is the real hero of #TwitchPlaysPokemon...
Forum: General Gaming 03-01-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 5,485
Posted By John
Mm. I'd have waited, like, a month before doing...

Mm. I'd have waited, like, a month before doing Crystal myself, but meh.
Forum: General Gaming 02-28-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 5,485
Posted By John
I can see not enjoying watching it, but I don't...

I can see not enjoying watching it, but I don't get the idea that it somehow ruins the game.
Forum: Serious Discussion 02-28-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18
[Discussion] Generation Wuss?
Views: 661
Posted By John
Frankly, I find one generation griping about the...

Frankly, I find one generation griping about the next to be amusing, at most. As my first post notes, complaints about the next generation are as old as humanity itself, really, and they never seem...
Forum: General Gaming 02-27-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 954
Posted By John
Um, Nintendo is better than most when it comes to...

Um, Nintendo is better than most when it comes to supporting their consoles.
Forum: General Gaming 02-27-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 954
Posted By John
This is why companies should release server...

This is why companies should release server software for consoles once they stop supporting them. How hard would it be to simply post the back-end source code and let anyone run their own servers if...
Forum: Serious Discussion 02-25-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,715
Posted By John
Neither. So far as I'm aware it's a academic use...

Neither. So far as I'm aware it's a academic use of the terms so as to allow discussion of the separate ideas with minimal confusion.

What it isn't is an attempt to take over the language. Foo...
Forum: Serious Discussion 02-25-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By John
I live in a hotspot of Muslims in this part of...

I live in a hotspot of Muslims in this part of Canada, and I've never seen anyone calling for Sharia law* or for Islamic superiority or anything. Now, I'm not a Muslim, nor do I look like most people...
Forum: Serious Discussion 02-24-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,025
Posted By John
Minor note: Using the tags makes life easier for...

Minor note: Using the tags makes life easier for people replying to you, as the forums will automatically strip out nested quotes. Also, and tags can mess up quotations.

Why isn't it OK to do...
Forum: Serious Discussion 02-24-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,025
Posted By John
Depends on the drug. Regardless, this is a...

Depends on the drug. Regardless, this is a tangent.


Trafficking stays illegal, but prostitution doesn't. Now people who have been trafficked don't need to fear the police and so are more likely...
Forum: Serious Discussion 02-24-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,679
Views: 114,755
Posted By John
Personally, I think we need both "fire and...

Personally, I think we need both "fire and brimstone" and "analytical" debaters. There are people out there who will listen to one approach but not the other, and having both as a contrast lets you...
Forum: General Gaming 02-23-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 5,485
Posted By John
So, switched into Democracy mode and, despite...

So, switched into Democracy mode and, despite people not understanding how lag works, managed to withdraw Zapdos (and every item they'd ever deposited, including the flute) and deposit dash-bat...
Forum: General Gaming 02-23-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 33,542
Posted By John
It was pretty tacked-on in IV, and the plot of II...

It was pretty tacked-on in IV, and the plot of II works just as well without it. I've not played I or III, so I can't comment there. I'll just say that the meta-plot is, by far, the most disliked...
Forum: General Gaming 02-23-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 33,542
Posted By John
The war already makes no sense what-so-ever, and...

The war already makes no sense what-so-ever, and the metaplot is by far the weakest part of the series. They could either drop it or simply have the Templars IN SPACE. Templars with an orbital...
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