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by poleboy
Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Another dead dog thread, this time with death threats
Replies: 98
Views: 9940

Re: Another dead dog thread, this time with death threats

While I agree that was a very tactless comment, I also believe that human life > animal life. Is going 95 on the interstate a severe offense? I don't know what the speed limit is. But honestly, the guy was just doing his job by pulling them over. The whole situation should have been resolved in a co...
by poleboy
Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Carrying Guns
Replies: 273
Views: 26600

Re: Carrying Guns

Philwelch wrote:You think gun enthusiasts are strange? I've heard some people are really into computers.

Because guns and computers are exactly the same, right?
by poleboy
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: primer
Replies: 54
Views: 11233

Re: Primer

I saw it years ago... didn't understand much of it. But I remember being seriously freaked out by a scene where one guy sees someone in the distance who I think was supposed to be himself... you never get to see it. It really honestly scared me like few movies have for some reason. There was just a ...
by poleboy
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: When did physical pain become the the ultimate "bad thing"?
Replies: 47
Views: 5402

Re: When did physical pain become the the ultimate "bad thing"?

This is little more than wild speculation on my part but... ...I think it could have something to do with the increasing influence of women and traditionally female values in western society in the last... oh.. 100 years or so. Most women have very different attitudes towards physical violence than ...
by poleboy
Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?
Replies: 53
Views: 5634

Re: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?

Is it really even a question? People live longer, healthier lives, have more money, and are able to do what they want now. In the past, life was worse. That's what the present wants you to think. Truth is, good clean tribal living (as was common circa 10,000+ years ago) is a lot less constant work ...
by poleboy
Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lady kills pregnant teen. Oh, also TAKES BABY FROM HER WOMB.
Replies: 23
Views: 3181

Re: Lady kills pregnant teen. Oh, also TAKES BABY FROM HER WOMB.

Jenner wrote:
segmentation fault wrote:i guess a fetus nets a hefty return on the black market?


Yes it does. That would probably be why some of this happens.

... I don't really want to know, but who the hell buys dead fetuses? And why?

... for science?
by poleboy
Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Autolimns unite!
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: Autolimns unite!

My observations so far:

1) everyone is an autolimn.
2) haiku is somehow involved.
3) profit is unlikely to be had from the pursuit of autolimnism.
by poleboy
Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1448609

Re: Man Thread: A-Grade Barrel-Distilled Manliness

Yes, the idea that women are a separate species is obviously wrong. The people who claim they are, however, are often complaining because of some difficulty of the romantic variety. By their logic, they are sexually pursuing a different species. Bestiality. What about green-skinned alien space babe...
by poleboy
Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Beer makes you stupid?
Replies: 46
Views: 5848

Re: Beer makes you stupid?

I don't see what this has to do with the health benefits of wine. All I see are scientists pointing out that wine is a bit more posh than beer. The comparison doesn't really make any sense.
by poleboy
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Carrying Guns
Replies: 273
Views: 26600

Re: Carrying Guns

It's unlikely my hard drive will fail, yet I still keep important files on backup. Is that paranoia? No. But having a completely hacker-proofed, water cooled monster stored inside a fireproof case next to your normal computer for the sole purpose of backing up photos of your favorite cat is borderi...
by poleboy
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Carrying Guns
Replies: 273
Views: 26600

Re: Carrying Guns

It doesn't have to do with paranoia, it has to do with preparation. Owning a gun for self/home defense does make sense, because one can make a reasonable assumption that there may be someone out there who is willing to attack you to deprive you of your property I think this is the basic point we di...
by poleboy
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1448609

Re: Man Thread: A-Grade Barrel-Distilled Manliness

Wow, that's recursive manliness to the extreme. How cooked are they, anything in between Raw and Burnt is docked Manpoints, but those two extremes give extra. Why would burnt give any points? It's the polar opposite of raw. Both can't be manly, can they? On a different note: Does spiciness affect t...
by poleboy
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Carrying Guns
Replies: 273
Views: 26600

Re: Carrying Guns

I'll try to strip this down to the bare essentials. My concern is that people arm themselves out of fear. Fear is a powerful tool for survival, but it tends to be a very irrational and egoistic emotion. Therefore, arming yourself because you are afraid may seem like a rational choice, but it is not....
by poleboy
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: John McCain campaign disparages gamers?!
Replies: 29
Views: 4200

Re: John McCain campaign disparages gamers?!

Shoddy journalism on the internet... not really surprising.

Also, Orson Swindle - sounds like a reliable chap :D
by poleboy
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Best Video Game
Replies: 122
Views: 11612

Re: Best Video Game

This really isn't true... the Diablo games have tons of dialogue and a semi-interesting story... but it's all optional. You can waltz around town and talk to the NPC's about all sorts of unimportant crap. They even have a "gossip" dialogue option. Sure, there are only 4-5 NPC's in each tow...
by poleboy
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do you stop Genocide?
Replies: 18
Views: 2258

Re: How do you stop Genocide?

Education and less inequality.
by poleboy
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Carrying Guns
Replies: 273
Views: 26600

Re: Carrying Guns

Just to clarify: When I talk about killing, I mean one human killing another. Killing animals for fun and/or profit is a completely different discussion, at least to me. I understand how someone would feel that defending the innocent would be important. It's a very noble notion, but is it right to l...
by poleboy
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Impenetratable barrier
Replies: 18
Views: 2836

Re: Impenetratable barrier

Arguing is hard. Push too hard and people retreat into their own circle of logic. But if you don't push hard enough, it will seem like you don't believe in your own argument.
I think the most important thing is to always analyze your own argument before someone else does and pushes you off balance.
by poleboy
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 379392

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Long hair = female.

People have looked me straight in my bearded face and called me young woman... apparently without irony! What. The. Hell?
by poleboy
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who owns a suit?
Replies: 70
Views: 7582

Re: Who owns a suit?

I've had several, but the only one I currently own is a purple velvet suit from the 70's, complete with flare pants. So pimp... I bought it in a retro clothes shop in London like... ten years ago, at least.
I have a white suit jacket too, but it doesn't really count.
by poleboy
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best frozen pizza.
Replies: 31
Views: 2200

Re: Best frozen pizza.

For Northern Europe, Ristorante is superior IMO. I think it's made in Germany. The bottom never goes soggy even in a crappy oven and the filling isn't as bland as many other frozen pizzas. It's also relatively affordable.
by poleboy
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Best Video Game
Replies: 122
Views: 11612

Re: Best Video Game

I don't mean to keep bashing on people's favorite games Liar :P but can someone please explain to me what is so great about diablo? It's dungeon crawling distilled to its pure essence. It's a precursor to MMO's but with much faster advancement and more immediate rewards. I can see why it was such a...
by poleboy
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Carrying Guns
Replies: 273
Views: 26600

Re: Carrying Guns

There are two states already in the US where carrying firearms is illegal and at least a few where it's so restrictive that it might as well be, so there's really no need to speculate. Add to that the fact that carrying firearms is an extension of the right to self-defense and not an attempt to red...
by poleboy
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Carrying Guns
Replies: 273
Views: 26600

Re: Carrying Guns

Counter question: Would you be willing to learn the proper use, care, and restrictions on firearms to learn the same? I'm just wondering why you seem insistent on removing people's rights. Why not increase their knowledge? Well since I am not an American, it's not a right to me so obviously I have ...
by poleboy
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Epic Music
Replies: 174
Views: 21227

Re: Epic Music

I always felt Chrono's theme (might be the main theme, I'm not sure) from Chrono Trigger was pretty epic. It builds up slowly with lots of drum and brass instrument sounds and gets pretty hectic towards the end. It's also used in some of the most dramatic parts of the game. Anyway, I feel that epic ...
by poleboy
Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Why should I like Muse and Radiohead?
Replies: 45
Views: 6937

Re: Why should I like Muse and Radiohead?

I never found Muse to be particularly indie or unapproachable. It's pretty straight, melodic guitar rock with a bit of a dark edge.

Radiohead is very different and their music has gone through a lot of phases. I am mostly partial to their early stuff.
by poleboy
Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Carrying Guns
Replies: 273
Views: 26600

Re: Carrying Guns

Hypothetical question: Would you be willing to give up the right to own a firearm for a limited time in order to examine whether this would affect crime in general, the number of firearms-related crimes and such? I figure it would have to be a year at least, in order to collect enough data to make a...
by poleboy
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain your avatar!
Replies: 1628
Views: 155341

Re: Explain your avatar!

Cakes. Possibly plotting world domination, judging from their numbers and the dramatic lighting. By the way, this thread is much more fun after people have changed their avatars so many times they forget they posted here once. A lot of "oh, it's just me. Used a webcam or something" next to...
by poleboy
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Antivirus program for windows yes? no? if so which?
Replies: 54
Views: 23443

Re: Antivirus program for windows yes? no? if so which?

I use Avast, because I always seemed to get a limited version of AVG every time I tried to download the free one. I'm quite content with Avast, it's very anonymous and doesn't bug you much or hog a lot of memory. Not really sure how much it does though... I don't use p2p much anymore and mostly brow...
by poleboy
Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Home Chemistry Lab Ransacked by Authorities
Replies: 58
Views: 5034

Re: Home Chemistry Lab Ransacked by Authorities

I seriously doubt that all of those chemicals posed a serious risk to anyone under normal circumstances. Just because they are "Chemicals" doesn't mean that they explode when you shoot them. The Explosive Barrel of Every FPS Ever Made disagrees with you. While I am all about individual ri...
by poleboy
Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Best Video Game
Replies: 122
Views: 11612

Re: Best Video Game

Several people have mentioned Planescape: Torment and that surprises me. It's been a while since I have played it but I don't remember it being a very good game. I played through the entire game and enjoyed it well enough, but it seemed like just a badly made version of Baulder's Gate. The gameplay...
by poleboy
Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Most relaxing TV show ever?
Replies: 52
Views: 13500

Re: Most relaxing TV show ever?

http://www.xkcd.com/462/

Forum posts inspire XKCD comic or psychic XKCDians predict future?

Discuss.
by poleboy
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Best Video Game
Replies: 122
Views: 11612

Re: Best Video Game

Planescape: Torment is the game I enjoyed playing the most.

I think Half-life 2 (and sequels) is my favorite action game, but I'm a bit behind in that genre.
by poleboy
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Browsers
Replies: 187
Views: 37571

Re: Browsers

I stopped using IE, because MS seems to think that they don't have to follow the standards.
Currently using FF, mostly because it introduced me to the wonders of tabbed browsing. I'm seriously considering giving Safari a try.
by poleboy
Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Your mission, should you chose to Accept it.(Keep vista Y/N)
Replies: 53
Views: 9705

Re: Your mission, should you chose to Accept it.

I'm running 32-bit Vista with 2GB RAM, and I haven't had any issues with heavy applications like Photoshop or games. Be warned though, simply running Vista itself will often hog up to 1GB of RAM. I have no idea why, the processes it runs appear to be more or less the same as XP.
by poleboy
Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1448609

Re: Man Thread: A-Grade Barrel-Distilled Manliness

What do you mean, microwaveable bacon? All bacon is microwaveable as long as you do it right. You just put the slices between pieces of of paper towel. Of course, this absorbs all the fat which could cause loss of manliness. As for Rambo movies: Beware First Blood. It's a chick-flick cleverly disgui...
by poleboy
Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Short or long?
Replies: 11
Views: 1818

Short or long?

While I do enjoy an epic journey now and again, I've always felt that short stories are the best fiction available today. A lot of authors seem to have the idea that their books must be a certain length to be accepted by readers, inviting bland filler characters and derailing the plot for no particu...
by poleboy
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Stephen King
Replies: 39
Views: 5058

Re: Stephen King

I only really like his short stories. I think he has exactly the same issues as Lovecraft (not surprising). Great ideas, writing gets caught up in unimportant details.
by poleboy
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Societally Enforced Population Control
Replies: 158
Views: 10451

Re: Societally Enforced Population Control

I was talking about society's stance on this, which is indeed medieval. It's quite a bit older then that, and is deeply rooted in a societies collective desire to expand / continue to exist. Yes yes, I know. I was using the word medieval in the meaning of "old-fashioned". I wonder though,...
by poleboy
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:26 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 285207

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

There seems to be a lot of Gatsby hate, I hope it's mostly because it's force-fed in schools. I personally think it's hilarious. It reminded me of American Psycho, just without the.. y'know.. psycho bits (which is not what makes American Psycho cool anyway). Animal Farm annoyed me a bit, mostly beca...

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