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by Narsil
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Cheap Ass-Books
Replies: 29
Views: 4352

Re: Cheap Ass-Books

You can get books off of Amazon used for less than half-off. Plus shipping, of course.
by Narsil
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11477
Views: 1023553

Re: Vending machine!

You get an expired coupon to a laundromat.

I put in my junk.
by Narsil
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Album Cover'd!
Replies: 297
Views: 60018

Re: Shamelessly stolen from Facebook: Album Art Covers

This is kinda fun. My wikipedia page article, however, was in itself an album.

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by Narsil
Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Modern "Prog-Rock"?
Replies: 129
Views: 10866

Re: Modern "Prog-Rock"?

This thread needs more Rush. You might like some post-rock like Sigur Ros, Isis, etc. Or something like Coheed & Cambria (newer material). Sigur Ros is extremely atmospheric, however, and I would probably sleep to it rather than anything else. Now, can anyone draw any sort of line for me betwee...
by Narsil
Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Post-Rock
Replies: 86
Views: 42637

Re: Post-Rock

I like genre labels because I browse my music by genre, and if I tried to be as accurate as I should then each artist would have a genre to themselves. GY!BE would be classical pop, EItS would be like prog-post rock or something, and some other band would be like post-metal. It's kind of a map-terri...
by Narsil
Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: fiction as a form of convseration
Replies: 18
Views: 3115

Re: fiction as a form of convseration

It strikes me as more socially considerate to have teachers teach more hopeful and dare I say cheery books. I have lost count of how many books taught to me in the last two years have ended with the main character dying or killing themselves. What about The Count of Monte-Cristo? Why don't teachers ...
by Narsil
Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Gravity's Rainbow & other Thomas Pynchon
Replies: 57
Views: 13840

Re: Gravity's Rainbow & other Thomas Pynchon

Not enough time. I'll be lucky if I can get through AtD and even look at Mason & Dixon.

Also, I want to go to the midnight launch for this with 4 friends dressed as the Chums of Chance. We'd arrive by zeppelin, of course.
by Narsil
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Russian Literature Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 2981

Re: Russian Literature Thread

The only actual Russian literature I've read is Anton Checkhov's play, Three Sisters , which really did not make a good case for the rest of the country. I did, however, see a theatric adaptation of Crime and Punishment yesterday that was pretty awesome. I am thinking about getting a copy of The Bro...
by Narsil
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Gravity's Rainbow & other Thomas Pynchon
Replies: 57
Views: 13840

Re: Gravity's Rainbow & other Thomas Pynchon

Uh-oh.

Dude, come on, that's not cool. I'm not even 300 pages into Against the Day. And Mason & Dixon is just sitting on my shelf, unloved.
by Narsil
Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: The Making of the Atomic Bomb

I, too, have a copy on my neglected "non-fiction" shelf. I should read it.
by Narsil
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Laptop Monitor/Video Card Dead- Need suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Laptop Monitor/Video Card Dead- Need suggestions

Well, the RAM cards are brand new, to back up your point, but last night I switched the hard drives with my older laptop and saw that the hard drive has totally failed. I can't even boot from an Ubuntu live CD using it. When I put the original hard drive back in, it was fine. So I think there are ju...
by Narsil
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:52 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Laptop Monitor/Video Card Dead- Need suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Laptop Monitor/Video Card Dead- Need suggestions

Okay, tried help support. They were neither helpful nor supportive. The warranty ran out in November '07 and in order to get help I have to pay some obscene fee to talk to someone. But, before the guy's supervisor made him kick me off, the tech support guy suggested that there may be a memory proble...
by Narsil
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Laptop Monitor/Video Card Dead- Need suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Laptop Monitor/Video Card Dead- Need suggestions

Wow, at lot of helpful stuff here. I'll try this out as soon as I get off work. I hadn't thought of tech support, surprisingly. I guess I immediately jumped to the most convoluted solutions I could think of. I'll post pictures as well, but I can't think of anything else that would cause the laptop's...
by Narsil
Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:11 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Laptop Monitor/Video Card Dead- Need suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Laptop Monitor/Video Card Dead- Need suggestions

**PREAMBLE** Machine: Dell XPS m1210 laptop OS: Windows XP Media Center Edition originally, then pirated copy of Windows Vista Goal: Reinstall if possible, otherwise just data recovery Monitor/Video Problem No backup disks No original software disks No warranty Hi all, I'm trying to fix up a friend'...
by Narsil
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Triple doubles
Replies: 12
Views: 2731

Re: Triple doubles

Before anyone else scores the low hanging fruit- Orlando Bloom, Lord of the Rings and also the 3 Pirates of the Caribbean films.

Also, there are 4 Rambo films now.
by Narsil
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Post-Rock
Replies: 86
Views: 42637

Re: Post-Rock

My local used music store doesn't have much in the way of post-rock, so I just bought f#a# infinity online. Woah. I've listened to it like 10 times in the last few weeks, and could easily listen to it many more times. I quite like "A Beautiful Machine," posted here earlier somewhere. And n...
by Narsil
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: LittleBigPlanet!
Replies: 92
Views: 7408

Re: LittleBigPlanet!

Okay, I have just published my first level evar; a project for AP Lit and Comp. It's the first 5 cantos of the Inferno, LBP-ized. I'm proud of it, though it's more of an interactive diorama than a level. I'd like everyone to play it. The handle is Robotinator.
by Narsil
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Resident Evil 5
Replies: 16
Views: 1736

Re: Resident Evil 5

I played the shit out of 4, but I didn't even finish the demo here. I felt like I was trying to play the game with very thick mittens. No sale. Es no bueno.
by Narsil
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477534

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

JayDee wrote:
Narsil wrote:Its interesting how much he's changed since the cyberpunk days.
Just don't expect him to have gotten better at endings.

Me? Bitter about Pattern Recognition, not at all!
So if I wanted more quality books from him that aren't Neuromancer, where should I turn?
by Narsil
Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477534

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I icked up William Gibson's Spook Country for $6 at a used bookstore; I'm reading that and enjoying it a lot. Its interesting how much he's changed since the cyberpunk days. It's most certainly not a bad thing; in fact I enjoy tthe more mature style. Its definitely closer to Don DeLillo than it is t...
by Narsil
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: We should have an Animal Collective thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2493

Re: We should have an Animal Collective thread

I listened through MPP, but I just found it n bit annoying. I probably owe it another listen, but I guess when I hear a band is "dream-like" that means some thing else to me.
by Narsil
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you wouldn't recommend to a friend
Replies: 73
Views: 9046

Re: Books you wouldn't recommend to a friend

Eragon. Have read it and the evidence against that is even more whelming.
by Narsil
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!
Replies: 733
Views: 115795

Re: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!

TaintedDeity wrote:I think I might have the longest hair so far :)

A CHALLENGER APPROACHES

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It's a webcam pic, so it's not as good as it could be. When I get my senior pictures in, I'll scan those. They're sextacular.
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by Narsil
Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ultimate Forum Song
Replies: 39
Views: 3925

Re: Ultimate Forum Song

I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8 and I yelled to the cabbie, "Yo homes, smell ya later!" Looked at my kingdom; I was finally there, to sit on my throne as the prince of Bel-Air.
by Narsil
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477534

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Maybe I simply identified more with Lenore as a person struggling to find her identity in a web of people stretching her in directions she doesn't want to go. She has a hard time thinking for herself and I guess I just sort of empathized. Infinite Jest is better in every conceivable way, however. If...
by Narsil
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Leon, The Professional
Replies: 31
Views: 5737

Re: Leon, The Professional

This thread inspired me to dust off my copy and force my girlfriend to watch it with me. Epic win ensued. Is that what one calls compulsive sexing? Erm. The film was epic win, but no one was entirely propelled to new plateaus of arousal by either old italian guy or Natalie Portman. Which I think I ...
by Narsil
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Nine Inch Nails
Replies: 94
Views: 12369

Re: Nine Inch Nails

Given the metric ass-load of stuff we fans got last year, I know I've no right to be asking, but I wonder if NIN's gonna release any new stuff this year. I would pay dearly for another album in the style of Ghosts I-IV. Wait, an idea. Is there any place where one can grab a torrent of high-rated rem...
by Narsil
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Leon, The Professional
Replies: 31
Views: 5737

Re: Leon, The Professional

This thread inspired me to dust off my copy and force my girlfriend to watch it with me. Epic win ensued.
by Narsil
Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: LittleBigPlanet!
Replies: 92
Views: 7408

Re: LittleBigPlanet!

Right now I'm working on a level that's got no enemies, no points and no prizes. I'm wondering how well it will work out. It's sort of influenced by Nine Inch Nail's Ghosts I-IV . Hope this goes well. Can't wait to see :) I'm working on two ideas. One of them uses aperiodic pinwheel tiling which is...
by Narsil
Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: LittleBigPlanet!
Replies: 92
Views: 7408

Re: LittleBigPlanet!

Right now I'm working on a level that's got no enemies, no points and no prizes. I'm wondering how well it will work out. It's sort of influenced by Nine Inch Nail's Ghosts I-IV. Hope this goes well.
by Narsil
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: .DAT video will not play correctly
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: .DAT video will not play correctly

Never mind, bossman told me to pull the plug on it. Thanks for all the help though, and I'll look into File for future use, as I work a lot with Linux; I'm just not very good with it yet.
by Narsil
Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Gravity's Rainbow
Replies: 1
Views: 915

Re: Gravity's Rainbow

FAIL

The search function is your friend.
by Narsil
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Good convertible (tablet) PC options?
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Re: Good convertible (tablet) PC options?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834147796 This is my computer, and I love it. It's perfect. Takes notes, beefy specs, and porbably the best price you'll find for a tablet. There's going to be a new class of netbooks soon with tablet capabilities, but they'll hover in the $500 r...
by Narsil
Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: .DAT video will not play correctly
Replies: 2
Views: 444

.DAT video will not play correctly

My coworker gave me this flash drive filled with 64-mb videos from a security camera and told me to make them play somehow, but my usual bag of tricks isn't working. Opening the video in VLC seems to work, but the picture doesn't look right and there is no audio. I tried renaming the .dat to .avi, b...
by Narsil
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Suicide
Replies: 32
Views: 3352

Re: Suicide

More on-topic, suicide is one of the many topics that Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace, deals with quite well. Agreed. There's a lot of good stuff there about cyclical thinking, spirals of self-destruction, and personal map elimination. The more I think about it though, the more similarities ...
by Narsil
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that make you genuinely laugh
Replies: 107
Views: 18279

Re: Books that make you genuinely laugh

mewshi wrote:Yes! I was *exactly* thinking of Gravity's Rainbow! "Never before had death been told so plainly to fuck off." I love that line!


Ooh, you remember the wine jelly scene? That was the funnyest thing I had read that year.
by Narsil
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 268621

Re: Recommend a book

mewshi wrote:Also, Gravity's Rainbow, or anything by Pynchon.


I read every word on all 765 pages.
And that's all I can say about that book. One of these days I'll go back and try again, but damn it makes my head hurt. So many bananas.
by Narsil
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 210566

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Blech, I just found out I have to read 'The Great Gastby' again. After I had successfully forgotten the entire book. At least I'm in college now, so I can say 'I hated this drivel' without reprecussion, as long as I back it up. But it's soooo goooood! Looking back, though, I wonder if I liked it be...
by Narsil
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477534

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Currently reading David Foster Wallace's The Broom of the System. Such a loss. God damn this man was brilliant. Pales in comparison to Infinite Jest, yet at the same time puts most other stuff to shame.
by Narsil
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...
Replies: 223
Views: 22306

Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

It's possible the pokemon soiled itself at that point, and no one wants that.

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