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by Delbin
Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 940568

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

and who masses ravens? I wish I could remember which shoutcast I watched with fairly top-tier people. One played pretty standardly and the other won with mass ravens. It was a very interesting match. Not exactly relevant, but this 4v4 Fastest Map Possible with professional players has a player mass...
by Delbin
Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 xkcd tourney
Replies: 273
Views: 24126

Re: Starcraft 2 xkcd tourney

llamanaru wrote:Delbin, no pms? Anyway, does 2am GMT Sunday work for you?
Sorry, I must have turned it off years ago without a second thought. That shouuuuld be fine. That's 6PM PST, right?
by Delbin
Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans
Replies: 65
Views: 6845

Re: Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans

Worth noting too is that the "nothing in particular" category scored lower than evangelicals and such. Thus my hypothesis is that people who label themselves as "atheist/agnostic" and "nothing in particular" (with a couple exceptions) basically have the same beliefs, b...
by Delbin
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 xkcd tourney
Replies: 273
Views: 24126

Re: Starcraft 2 xkcd tourney

Livecasts are cool, but I bet people could cast just as well doing a dry run on a replay and frapsing it. A lot more people could watch it on youtube that way. I can't imagine more than a dozen or so being available to watch it if it was live.
by Delbin
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 940568

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

There's no way you could even afford two or three simultaneous productions of T2 on one base. Much like there's no way I could afford a sizable hydra army on two bases. But if you have even a single colossi then I can't engage your army with my hydra without doubling your army size. Another example...
by Delbin
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 xkcd tourney
Replies: 273
Views: 24126

Re: Starcraft 2 xkcd tourney

Delbin and I just finished! Here are the replays: Game 1: http://www.sc2replayed.com/replays/86064-1v1-terran-protoss-lost-temple#rd:undefined;markup Game 2: http://www.sc2replayed.com/replays/86065-1v1-terran-protoss-steppes-of-war#rd:undefined;markup It's crazy how much of a jump it is from gold ...
by Delbin
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 940568

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

A protoss that makes a couple robo bay for detection and anti-armor, a dark shrine for DTs and blink, a few gateways, and a couple starports will be ready for anything but will be crushed by someone who went all hydras or all stalkers since they have all these buildings but not many units. It's not...
by Delbin
Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 940568

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

It's true that a detector can severely reduce the effectiveness of DTs, but ravens and ghosts are significant investments in their own right and require a lot of attention to position and counter. That's money not being spent on expanding or whatever they were planning on. That goes both ways (cloa...
by Delbin
Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 940568

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

Dts work perfectly well against teams with terrans. They only have so many scans available. Only works once though. After that, they get a Raven and the fun is over. [etc. etc...] I can't think of a reason not to have a teammate use cloaked units. Somebody on the team has to make mobile detection o...
by Delbin
Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 xkcd tourney
Replies: 273
Views: 24126

Re: Starcraft 2 xkcd tourney

psion wrote:
Delbin wrote:Actually, I had a bye this round. You, sir, name could play against me instead?

He's in Europe.

Bah. One of these days I'll start paying attention to location.
by Delbin
Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 xkcd tourney
Replies: 273
Views: 24126

Re: Starcraft 2 xkcd tourney

mutestorm wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:Is it too late to sign up?


Preeeeety much.


Actually, I had a bye this round. You, sir, name could play against me instead?
by Delbin
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo: Reach
Replies: 60
Views: 7821

Re: Halo: Reach

Is it bad that I looked forward to Reach being released since it meant ODST would go on sale?
by Delbin
Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Overclocking for Dummies
Replies: 16
Views: 3959

Re: Overclocking for Dummies

Not all motherboards are created equal when it comes to overclocking. Do you have a stock Dell or HP computer? I don't think they'd be very open to overclocking. If you upgrade your computer at some point you can consider getting an EVGA or ASUS brand motherboard. They'll allow you to twerk just abo...
by Delbin
Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Monday Night Combat
Replies: 54
Views: 10989

Re: Monday Night Combat

How's the single player? I still can't bring myself to pay for a gold account, but the style of gameplay really appeals to me.
by Delbin
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6609
Views: 940568

Re: *geek-gasm* IT'S OFFICIAL!! (Starcraft 2)

I suck so much. I couldn't get past the first boss in Lost Viking. I tried for half an hour. :( Going to try again tomorrow. Are you holding down space or hitting it as fast as you can? It took me a few games to realize spamming it made me shoot twice as fast. I wish you could rebind it to a smalle...
by Delbin
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming PC Specs...
Replies: 11
Views: 2573

Re: Gaming PC Specs...

You might want to consider a motherboard that supports higher speed PCIE slots and has three-channel ram. It'll give you the most upgrade potential without much more cost. One specifically designed for crossfire couldn't hurt. I second the multiple hard drive suggestion. It's just so much easier to ...
by Delbin
Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Where did you learn to cook?
Replies: 72
Views: 45161

Re: Where did you learn to cook?

I learned a bit here and there from my mom. I could make spaghetti, boxed mac & cheese, banana bread, and maybe a couple other things. I really got going recently when I met my current girlfriend. Up until then I had been living off typical bachaelor fare like frozen pizzas and takeout. I realiz...
by Delbin
Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Poll: What do you use to shave?
Replies: 74
Views: 8433

Re: Poll: What do you use to shave?

I like having a fair amount of hair, so I just use a beard trimmer most of the time. I'd have to shave twice a day to stay smooth anyway. This one has been really good to me and the cleanup is 5X easier than with other models I've used. I usually use a disposable razor for my upper cheeks and neck i...
by Delbin
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Broken reusable supersaturated exothermic hand warmer?
Replies: 11
Views: 10021

Re: Broken reusable supersaturated exothermic hand warmer?

Are you at a higher elevation (3000+ feet,) meatyochre? You'll have to boil it longer if so. It really should crystalize if it gets dropped. I know mine used to.

Hmm. I've been meaning to get some sodium acetate to play with.
by Delbin
Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How much fast food do you eat?
Replies: 16
Views: 13172

Re: How much fast food do you eat?

I used to go 4-6 times a week before I started cooking. Usually Wendie's or Chipotle with occasional trips to subway. Lately, though, I've been going once or twice a month. I've gotten to the point where the greasy and processed stuff just doesn't sit well with me anymore. I pretty much just go to c...
by Delbin
Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Oils ain't oils
Replies: 46
Views: 7666

Re: Oils ain't oils

Right now I have vegetable oil for most stir-frying, some sessame oil if I'm doing something asian flavored, peanut oil if I'm doing something with high heat, and olive oil for anything I feel like. I didn't realize how spoiled I was the last few years. My dad found some olive oil on sale for $1/24o...
by Delbin
Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: How do apple stay in business?
Replies: 112
Views: 24144

Re: How do apple stay in business?

I was wondering what the actual sales figures were for macs vs. ipods vs. iphones, etc and came across this. I thought you all might find it interesting. "The Mac and iPod still bring in the biggest part of Apple's total sales revenue — 37.7% and 22.1%, respectively — but their shares of the pi...
by Delbin
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Should I Go Vegan Again?
Replies: 48
Views: 7505

Re: Should I Go Vegan Again?

What did you find yourself missing/craving when you were vegan, Philflipsnor? It's probably healthier for you to be vegan/veggie, but I don't think it would be worth it if you had to fight off an urge to get some meat every time you passed a restaurant. The unsucessful vegans I've known just couldn'...
by Delbin
Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game Prices
Replies: 27
Views: 4517

Re: Game Prices

I've been shopping a lot at gogamer.com. They're great if you're not a fan of Steam or other digital distribution. They tend to get a lot of older/unpopular games on top of the usual assortment of new games. Come back every 48 hours for new discounted items. The shipping fee is fair and you can get ...
by Delbin
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 711297

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Someone made a turing machine in dwarf fortress. Thought y'all would find it interesting.
by Delbin
Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2 - No Dedicated MP Servers
Replies: 334
Views: 33707

Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2 - No Dedicated MP Servers

That reminds me. Why do people die in an explosion of money? Do I have some weird no-blood feature checked or is this just a design decision?
by Delbin
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2 - No Dedicated MP Servers
Replies: 334
Views: 33707

Re: Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2 - No Dedicated MP Servers

Another issue is just how much better assault rifles are in this game than the last. The SCAR-H is the best example: fully automatic, managable recoil, 30-40 damage. There weren't any guns like that in the previous game. The AK came close but lost out because you can't use attachments with it. I'm ...
by Delbin
Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 148538

Re: Tea Snobbery

Where's a good place to buy loose leaf tea online? the nearest tea shop is in Denver. Roughly which direction are you from Denver? In Boulder there's the Dushanbe Tea House and another one on Pearl Street (I really like their green earl grey.) Apparently both have online ordering. At any rate, I di...
by Delbin
Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 148538

Re: Tea Snobbery

I'm somewhere in between. I enjoy my store-brand orange pekoe with lots of sugar, but I also get loose leaf tea from specialty shops when I'm in the area. I'm lucky enough to live 30 minutes from the Celesial Seasonings plant, so I have a big ol' pile from their wholesale shop. I particularly like t...
by Delbin
Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recommendations for a good oven mitt?
Replies: 13
Views: 2797

Re: Recommendations for a good oven mitt?

Thanks for the advice, everyone. I forgot entirely about welding gloves. Something tells me they'd be the best option for me.
by Delbin
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recommendations for a good oven mitt?
Replies: 13
Views: 2797

Recommendations for a good oven mitt?

I got into cooking more and varied things recently and I tried cooking steak on an iron skillet. It worked fine, but I nearly burned myself twice using our crappy oven mitts. The cooking show recommended heating it in a 500-degree F oven and putting it on the burner on high to get it even hotter. I ...
by Delbin
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What gifts are you giving your friends/relatives?
Replies: 18
Views: 2545

Re: What gifts are you giving your friends/relatives?

I prodded my library to get the Hungry Scientist's Hanbook. Sounds too fun. Dad: Food chopper and this de-fogger stuff for glasses called Cat Crap of all things Mom: Some agave nectar and a meat thermometer Brother: The Darkness for x-box 360 Friend 1: Some loose-leaf rose-based tea and maybe some c...
by Delbin
Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Connecticut School Wants to Group Smart and Dumb Kids Togeth
Replies: 173
Views: 11548

Re: Connecticut School Wants to Group Smart and Dumb Kids Togeth

I can't help but remember my 2nd grade class. All the good, smart kids were put together at a table with the hyperactive, unfocused kid in hopes we would be a good influence. Well, we weren't at all. The result was that our table was collectively punished since the one kid couldn't sit still and wou...
by Delbin
Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Defining - What Is A Hardcore Gamer?
Replies: 63
Views: 7441

Re: Defining - What Is A Hardcore Gamer?

Hmm. I'm not going to try to make a comprehensive definition, but I think I have something that should be included: A hardcore gamer is someone who sees games as a legitimate, fulfilling hobby as opposed to a toy or a waste of time. It'll be hard to make a definition that everyone accepts. It's like...
by Delbin
Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Poor single people eat weird things
Replies: 261
Views: 60273

Re: Poor single people eat weird things

One of my weirder things is buying one-pound bags of frozen corn and one-pound bags of mixed mushroom, onion, pepper, and broccoli and mixing both bags. It's not the cheapest, but it really fills you up. I mix in mustard, ketchup, or sesame oil depending on my mood. Do the good folks here have sugge...
by Delbin
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Colbert in Iraq
Replies: 23
Views: 1954

Re: Colbert in Iraq

I'd tone it down if I was in front of a large group of heavily muscled Nascar lovers myself.
by Delbin
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Best secondary language besides spanish
Replies: 43
Views: 4908

Re: Best secondary language besides spanish

I just want to add that France was a colonial power, so you can use French in a surprising number of countries (including asian ones.)

Edit: Oh, and english is an official language of India, no? So learning a language from there may be redundant.
by Delbin
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution Examined from Various Worldviews
Replies: 235
Views: 11761

Re: Evolution Examined from Various Worldviews

This TED talk is about renewable energy, but he gives a nice Cliff's Notes explanation of genetic algorithms and shows what he did with their application.
by Delbin
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Pixars Newest - Up
Replies: 57
Views: 6248

Re: Pixars Newest - Up

I haven't seen it, yet, but I wanted to post a nice review by Moviebob here.
by Delbin
Thu May 14, 2009 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Almost empty genres you'd like to see games for
Replies: 59
Views: 6366

Re: Almost empty genres you'd like to see games for

I'm another person in the FPSMMO group. I know some exist, but I'd hope for something with the character investment/development of a good RPG with the skill-based gameplay and ballistics of COD4. One can only swing so many swords. I wanted to try planetscape, but I don't think they have a free trial...

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