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by Umlaut
Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Keyboard&Mouse vs. Console Gamepad
Replies: 73
Views: 7236

Re: Keyboard&Mouse vs. Console Gamepad

I think that there isn't really a question as to which system is more "precise." A KB&M player will win the shootout, but will they enjoy it more? I mean, we're talking about games here, artificial systems in which restrictions on input are part of the definition. Is the gamepad any le...
by Umlaut
Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: OGame Alliance
Replies: 93
Views: 10629

Re: O game Alliance

Looks cool, I'm in.
by Umlaut
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Neverwinter Nights I and II
Replies: 51
Views: 19516

Re: Neverwinter Nights I and II

NWN2 lacks turn-based play, so I never got into it.
by Umlaut
Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Free Love
Replies: 13
Views: 2774

Re: Free Love

Actually, every sodomy law was overturned in 2003 by SCOTUS.
by Umlaut
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sins of a Solar Empire
Replies: 95
Views: 16741

Re: Sins of a Solar Empire

As far as I can tell, you don't even have to register for patches. The serial number I got was used once to make my account to play online.
by Umlaut
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sins of a Solar Empire
Replies: 95
Views: 16741

Re: Sins of a Solar Empire

It hasn't really been mentioned, but there is one very particular trait that sets this game above the vast, vast majority of others: the developers. You may think that Valve or Bungie are responsive to the community and their ideas about a game, but Stardock has gone above and beyond on everything I...
by Umlaut
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sins of a Solar Empire
Replies: 95
Views: 16741

Re: Sins of a Solar Empire

Repair station with four hangers surrounded by turrets is fun!
by Umlaut
Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Some Very Precise Anchors
Replies: 69
Views: 7458

Re: Some Very Precise Anchors

Everyone I've heard interviewed who knows a lot about undersea cables has basically said that this isn't outside the realm of coincidence. Undersea cables are not physically very resilient, they're old, and they are sitting at the bottom of the freaking ocean covered in sediment. Geological activity...
by Umlaut
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sins of a Solar Empire
Replies: 95
Views: 16741

Re: Sins of a Solar Empire

I'd like to do either a regular night or a smaller "ad hoc" game that just happens whenever everyone is available.
by Umlaut
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sins of a Solar Empire
Replies: 95
Views: 16741

Re: Sins of a Solar Empire

Midnight wrote:looks pretty cool. i might buy.

edit: if i do buy, why stop at 3-6 players? it supports 10.

Logistics of organizing six people, let alone ten people's schedules are pretty rough.
by Umlaut
Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sins of a Solar Empire
Replies: 95
Views: 16741

Re: Sins of a Solar Empire

What's the best way to coordinate? For me, it is Google Talk. My address is timmmeister at gmail dot com.
by Umlaut
Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sins of a Solar Empire
Replies: 95
Views: 16741

Re: Sins of a Solar Empire

Does anyone want to start a preposterously long and epic game online? I am thinking three to six players on a custom map with hundreds of stars. Start whenever, decide when the game will finish when we have to.

Who's with me!?
by Umlaut
Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sins of a Solar Empire
Replies: 95
Views: 16741

Re: Sins of a Solar Empire

The one thing I'm really lamenting is the lack of a singleplayer campaign. they've greated a game world, and I'd love to play in a story. Even if the story is relatively small. My understanding was that they figured a single player campaign would ruin the free-form nature of the game. They want you...
by Umlaut
Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sins of a Solar Empire
Replies: 95
Views: 16741

Re: Sins of a Solar Empire

This game is amazing. It is not just an RTS, but also a member of the 4X genre. If you like stuff to be ridiculously epic, this is for you. On even a small map, late game fleet combat is insane, and it is only more intense on larger maps. The easy AI is super weak sauce, but the hard AI will wipe th...
by Umlaut
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Caucus and Primaries!
Replies: 25
Views: 3332

Re: Caucus and Primaries!

He actually didn't run at all. He just stayed at home, everyone already overwhelmingly supported him. In this case, "run" is equivalent to "available to be elected". Actually, the practice is called "drafting." He didn't want to run the country, but everyone voted for ...
by Umlaut
Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Distributing Condoms in School
Replies: 205
Views: 21769

Re: Distributing Condoms in School

I don't think that the government should be giving out free condoms in schools, but they shouldn't be preventing it either. If some group wants to distribute condoms, let the individual school decide whether it is acceptable.
by Umlaut
Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Caucus and Primaries!
Replies: 25
Views: 3332

Re: Caucus and Primaries!

Thy will be done.
by Umlaut
Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Recommend a Game
Replies: 143
Views: 44591

Re: Recommend a Game

Sins of a Solar Empire . The game just came out, but I played in the betas and have been playing the release since Monday. 4X (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) and RTS fused together in the perfect way. Games can last anywhere from 45 minutes to 12-15 hours with the maps it comes with, and it...
by Umlaut
Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Caucus and Primaries!
Replies: 25
Views: 3332

Caucus and Primaries!

So, I attended the caucus for my local districty precinct dealy-o, and it was really cool. It was a group of 15 people talking things over and sending delegates to the county, congressional district, and state party meetings to select candidates for those elections (the state delegates also selectin...
by Umlaut
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: A survey of people who read this subforum regularly
Replies: 28
Views: 4629

Re: A survey of people who read this subforum regularly

I totally make my move.
by Umlaut
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Replies: 37
Views: 4013

Re: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

i think my dad has something like this. he hates the fact he can't be outside much in the winter cos of all the rain. me, i just hate the neutral, temperate nonsense that is the climate here (UK). it rains all day in the winter without getting properly cold, and in the summer it rains often enough ...
by Umlaut
Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1425186

Re: Man Thread: Erectile hyperbolic function

Izawwlgood wrote:Wrestling wild animals is manly. It is more manly to tame them.

Noodling?
by Umlaut
Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ideas for an 18th birthday present
Replies: 40
Views: 6053

Re: ideas for an 18th birthday present

An M1 Garand. But I'm crazy.
by Umlaut
Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Replies: 37
Views: 4013

Re: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

I tend to try sleep straight through winter. In the summer, I usually sleep a reasonable amount on my own (7-8 hours), but when winter rolls around, I sleep twelve hours a night come hell or high water.
by Umlaut
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?
Replies: 303
Views: 23915

Re: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?

While I agree that what a candidate will do in a situation is more relevant than why they do it some of the time, the underlying philosophy that leads to that decision is the most important thing. With the Ronpaul, his primary decision making philosophy is that people should get to make their own de...
by Umlaut
Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Lakota Secede? What-huh-where?
Replies: 25
Views: 4172

Re: The Lakota Secede? What-huh-where?

The reservations are federal land under the leadership of the Tribal Council. This is basically like Guam seceding, but if successful, the only difference for the people in the area is that they will no longer receive federal aid. They already have a semi-autonomous government, and the law on reserv...
by Umlaut
Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: RIAA Letters to colleges
Replies: 39
Views: 3455

Re: RIAA Letters to colleges

It's an admirable effort, and not too badly written, but you should have proofread it a little more carefully. There are a few grammatical errors like a period that should be a question mark. If you're anything like me, it's impossible to catch all errors until after something is submitted, of cour...
by Umlaut
Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Incadescent Light Bulb Being Phased Out
Replies: 60
Views: 5875

Re: Incadescent Light Bulb Being Phased Out

For those people that haven't looked at a CFL at any point in the last decade, they are available in multiple colour temperatures. Go for 3000K if you don't like the much whiter 5000-6500K colour. Didn't know that, thanks. Of course, nobody has addressed the issue of teaching young'ns to cook small...
by Umlaut
Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Incadescent Light Bulb Being Phased Out
Replies: 60
Views: 5875

Re: Incadescent Light Bulb Being Phased Out

For those people that haven't looked at a CFL at any point in the last decade, they are available in multiple colour temperatures. Go for 3000K if you don't like the much whiter 5000-6500K colour. Didn't know that, thanks. Of course, nobody has addressed the issue of teaching young'ns to cook small...
by Umlaut
Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Incadescent Light Bulb Being Phased Out
Replies: 60
Views: 5875

Re: Incadescent Light Bulb Being Phased Out

The weird light color bothers be a lot, but it can be fixed with fixtures. Of course, besides that, the whole thing is just silly. People are making the switch anyways, so just let it happen. I mean, how will easy bake ovens work after 2012?
by Umlaut
Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 336
Views: 36876

Re: Ayn Rand

Has nobody mentioned that she was just generally a huge bitch? She opposed the idea that a woman could ever be suited to be president, thought homosexuality was "immoral and disgusting" and was just generally mean to other people. Objectivism and Epicureanism are very similar (except for t...
by Umlaut
Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?
Replies: 303
Views: 23915

Re: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?

I don't consider the current state of US currency to be "under control." Deficit spending is growing at an unsustainable rate, and having at least some hard backed currency is preferable to none. In bank loans, money is created and destroyed regularly. This is all well and good, but it isn...
by Umlaut
Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Swordfighting games
Replies: 37
Views: 4406

Re: Swordfighting games

Die By the Sword. You can swing a sword directly using the joystick, and it is possible to lose a limb and keep fighting (in multiplayer at least).
by Umlaut
Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?
Replies: 303
Views: 23915

Re: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?

I said will not inflate or deflate significantly. The price of gold has fluctuated wildly, but the value has a predictable and small appreciation. Contrary to your statement, there is an increase in demand for gold (as there is less of it to go around, so to speak). Even though it isn't ideal (this ...
by Umlaut
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?
Replies: 303
Views: 23915

Re: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?

Econ 101 is your friend. That's the only part you got right. Loans do not create new money. That's retarded. In the US, only the federal reserve can create money from thin air. There will be a fixed amount authorized for printing by the federal reserve, and that will be based on how much gold is av...
by Umlaut
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Turkey enters Iraq
Replies: 9
Views: 1696

Re: Turkey enters Iraq

Yeah, and not only that, but unlike the coalition of the willing back in '03, Turkey's army actually has legitimate business there. I can understand why the West is worried about destabilizing the country, but it really reeks of hypocrisy when the US government urges restraint from a country that a...
by Umlaut
Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?
Replies: 303
Views: 23915

Re: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?

Misinterpretation. Actually, This will not become partially backed. There will only be as many bills printed as there is gold available to the federal reserve. These bills would be different from the existing FRNs and would still be legal tender. @fjanfjan: Then he said it doesn't matter, is a theo...
by Umlaut
Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?
Replies: 303
Views: 23915

Re: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?

The current proposed plan by the Ronpaul isn't an adoption of a gold standard. It is to authorize the federal reserve to print notes backed by gold. This issue has been covered pretty thoroughly in the thread already.
by Umlaut
Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: the occupation of japan
Replies: 19
Views: 2700

Re: the occupation of japan

The one problem with this extreme of capitalism is that teenagers commit suicide if they don't get into university. I think it has the highest teen suicide rate than anywhere else in the world, as far as I know. But it means that the best of the best get through, and the proof is that their electri...
by Umlaut
Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?
Replies: 303
Views: 23915

Re: So who's voting for the Ronpaul in the primaries?

Why the shit would he want to eliminate automatic citizenship by being born in the US? [after thinking for a second] Immigration reform, to prevent people from having "anchor babies", I would guess. That's debatable in my opinion, but for any other reason than that would be completely lud...

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