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by Pseudoku
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Linux distros?
Replies: 13
Views: 3581

Re: Linux distros?

Of the distros I've tried, Fedora has my vote, even if I'm still getting the hang of Gnome3.
by Pseudoku
Sat May 28, 2011 11:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinese prisons meet WoW
Replies: 202
Views: 10370

Re: Chinese prisons meet WoW

Didn't Cory Doctorow do a short story about this sort of thing a while back? Granted, I'm pretty sure it was about sweat shop children mainly, but I feel like a lot of the points still apply here.
by Pseudoku
Sat May 28, 2011 11:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rape legal in NYC if the victim is sufficiently drunk...
Replies: 236
Views: 21026

Re: Rape legal in NYC if the victim is sufficiently drunk...

Yeah, the Canadian Globe and Mail ran a story about a similar issue in this country, where our tendency to add wishy washy words to constitutional rights like "within reason" can technically make the "I was drunk, hurr" defense legitimate. Luckily it's not the sort of thing lawye...
by Pseudoku
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: No Real 'Recon' Classes in Games
Replies: 36
Views: 5862

Re: No Real 'Recon' Classes in Games

With the "Bonk: Atomic Punch" item, TF2 toyed with the idea of finally making the Scout capable of doing some actual scouting. (Assuming the team is playing over headphones) You'd be able to keep an eye out for hidden sentries or capture points that have been sticky bombed to hell. Granted...
by Pseudoku
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kurt Vonnegut, Best writer ever?
Replies: 23
Views: 5408

Re: Kurt Vonnegut, Best writer ever?

enh, I'd put Vonnegut over Atwood, but that's not a fair fight: One is a world war 2 veteran who saw some of the worst humanity has to offer, the other is a poet who spent most of her life writing literary criticism in mid-Canada and occasionally piping in with he political views whenever events str...
by Pseudoku
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Psychonauts 2?
Replies: 24
Views: 3474

Re: Psychonauts 2?

I don't see anything wrong with holding out hope Schafer will get another chance someday. The guy does love keeping Raz around as a mascot/easter egg for plenty of his other works. Not to mention, think about how long it took for the Monkey Island series to start seeing new entries again. These smal...
by Pseudoku
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: (Canadian) Politics have become useless
Replies: 7
Views: 2675

Re: (Canadian) Politics have become useless

I'm also Canadian, and have to say I agree with many of Laserguy's points, particularly the public's ignorance towards provincial jurisdiction. I've had a few jobs that've involved having to (slowly) explain to people over and over again that certain laws and bills they heard about on the evening ne...
by Pseudoku
Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Underrated/overrated poets
Replies: 14
Views: 5014

Re: Underrated/overrated poets

I always wonder how many people that make jokes about beat poets snapping their fingers and wearing sunglasses with berets actually read any of the poetry written by people from the beat culture like Ginsberg and Kerouac. Even if you don't do copious amount of narcotics I think it's worth at least c...
by Pseudoku
Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why so Socialism?
Replies: 40
Views: 4374

Re: Why so Socialism?

For the past 8 years I've had to live with "911 Was an Inside Job!" stickers all over mailboxes and lamp posts, among many others, just like many people in urban areas. It's very easy for a zealot to put zero logic in to their "cause", since the fun part can be associating it wit...
by Pseudoku
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal! WILD MASS GUESSING AND THEORIZING AND BULLSHIT!
Replies: 423
Views: 74886

Re: Portal Secrets and Storylines? - ***spoiler warning***

Glados has something of a liar's paradox to her, doesn't she? After all, she flat out admits to "enhancing the truth", and her tone when dealing with androids rather than Chell becomes much more business-like, but all we know about Aperture Science's place in the half life world comes thro...
by Pseudoku
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does humanity need men?
Replies: 87
Views: 7617

Re: Does humanity need men?

Kind of a dangerous question when not properly worded, isn't it? If we mean does humanity need men for reproductive purposes, doesn't it also apply to homosexuals, aesexuals, hermaphrodites, etc? I'm not saying anyone here is pro-eugenics, only that the topic header on it's own can seem terrifying. ...
by Pseudoku
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
Replies: 60
Views: 9504

Re: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

When I first saw Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, all I could think was, "great, I've already seen Edward Scissorhands". With the new shots released awhile back though, It seems like they're going more for a cool mix of different silent movie styles, crazy German style with some slapstick th...
by Pseudoku
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Self Help can make you feel worse
Replies: 14
Views: 1972

Re: Self Help can make you feel worse

Who hasn't met someone who considered themselves perfect for psychiatry, counseling, or anything else that involves empathizing with people, despite a complete lack of experience and/or training?
How hard would it be for at least one of them to get a book deal?
by Pseudoku
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1771040

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned how much Moleskine notebooks cost. Tomorrow I hope to learn why they're still so popular.
by Pseudoku
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why can't I be social without alchohol?
Replies: 14
Views: 1985

Re: Why can't I be social without alchohol?

Ah, good old Liquid Courage. It varies from person to person man. Some find themselves getting more accustomed to social situations over time and needing alcohol less, some get a bit too dependent on it, and some just take it casual in social situations, rarely more than a drink or two. It doesn't s...
by Pseudoku
Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Why is Rorschach so likeable?
Replies: 91
Views: 52239

Re: Why is Rorschach so likeable?

Every time I meet someone who says they relate to Rorschach's view of the world, I ask them whether or not they've ever torrented music or movies before, and if they're sure Rorschach wouldn't consider beating them to a pulp for it. Moral absolutism can be freaking scary.
by Pseudoku
Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Anyone else like horror books?
Replies: 36
Views: 5526

Re: Anyone else like horror books?

I just finished reading Koji Suzuki's "The Ring," and it got me thinking about the difference between horror movies and books. A lot of the adaptations I've seen have great scare factors, unforgettable moments, but they're at the cost of a lot of information. Maybe this isn't always a bad ...
by Pseudoku
Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock 2: What would you like to see?
Replies: 41
Views: 4552

Re: Bioshock 2: What would you like to see?

oh, right, the Little Sisters. I was thinking more along the lines of the plastic surgeon, herbologist, and tenenbaum, all three of whom were hiding behind bulletproof glass. Sander Cohen made a great alternative with the choices you got, and the whole point of Andrew Ryan was you not being in contr...
by Pseudoku
Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock 2: What would you like to see?
Replies: 41
Views: 4552

Re: Bioshock 2: What would you like to see?

As great as the game was, I found myself plugging along more for the story than anything, so I just hope for more great characters and philosophical complexity. Plus I heard there'd be a greater level of interactivity with the NPCs in this one, so that's refreshing. The first game seemed terrified o...
by Pseudoku
Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C versus C++
Replies: 20
Views: 2342

Re: C versus C++

Thanks for the advice. There seems to be a common thread that it depends a good deal on what my program entails, and you're right. Like Baulista said, it's kind of just splitting hairs, so I'll pick the better starting point and work from there; anything that'd prepare me for next year.
by Pseudoku
Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C versus C++
Replies: 20
Views: 2342

Re: C versus C++

Well, most of you "know what you're doing" folk seem to suggest learning C first, which makes sense, but I'll be taking a 2 year electronic engineering program in the spring. I have enough experience in hardware and math to stay alive, but my programming background is more or less nill, an...
by Pseudoku
Thu May 14, 2009 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Lucid Dreaming Thread!
Replies: 31
Views: 2709

Re: The Lucid Dreaming Thread!

Any Lucid dreams I have had usually ended with pathetic (and sometimes painful) attempts to wake myself up, but I always hold out for one where I'll realize the sort of control that comes with a harmless fantasy world, rather than just being terrified and pinching myself alot.
by Pseudoku
Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Watchmen Begins
Replies: 32
Views: 2845

Re: Watchmen Begins

This is entertaining as all get out, but I get the feeling that how much you may or may not support the whole citizens arrest issue probably has a lot to do with your personal opinions/experiences involving the police. Personally, this all seems kinda human-interest to me, like slightly over-zealous...
by Pseudoku
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that made you cry
Replies: 296
Views: 47746

Re: Books that made you cry

I'm not afraid to admit that the Petit Prince chokes me up a bit every time at the end.
by Pseudoku
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494310

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

I try really hard not to let language get to me anymore, since I used to get very paranoid about what someone was really trying to say by using certain words over and over, but I remember people who would start every declarative statement with "basically" used to really make me grind my te...
by Pseudoku
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Collective Works of Neil Gaiman
Replies: 183
Views: 86164

Re: I want to write like Neil Gaimen

When you're including mythological beings and gods from a wide range of different cultures and religions, it can be sort of hard not to seem like you're trying to be as epic as possible. Gaiman is pretty firm in the belief that you're always playing in someone else's sandbox, at least a little, and ...
by Pseudoku
Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Haruki Murakami
Replies: 91
Views: 80405

Re: Haruki Murakami

Heh, I'm actually a little bit obsessed with the guy. I've read just about every book of his I can get my hands on, and as amazing as many of them are (Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a classic), my favorite has always been Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. A lot of his work focuses on the ...
by Pseudoku
Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 878
Views: 264118

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Hallo, Ich habe in Universitat Deutsch gestudiert, aber bin ich seit ein Jahren gehalten. Denke ich dieser Thread konnen mir zu lernen mehr helfen. Es tut mir leid, mein Deutsch ist nicht so gut, danke fur euer Hilfe. Ich wohne in Canada und denke nicht warum ich habe diese Sprache destudiert, aber ...

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