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by Narsil
Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Suicide
Replies: 32
Views: 3356

Re: Suicide

From what I've heard Survivor by Chuck Paluhanick is about a guy who hijacks a plane, kicks everyone out, and then records his life story into the blackbox while intentionally crashing the plane into the desert. This is not a book about suicide. I've read it. It's good, but I don't think that's wha...
by Narsil
Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:48 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Vista- External Hard Drive Malfunction?
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Vista- External Hard Drive Malfunction?

J got Vista 64-bit on my new laptop and for a while it was all good and I could hook up my laptop to my external HDD and bull my data off. Lately, when I plug it in it gives me an error that syas "One or more of your USB devices has malfunctioned, click here for details" and I get none. Th...
by Narsil
Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Keanu Barada Niktwhoa
Replies: 21
Views: 3456

Re: Keanu Barada Niktwhoa

I really wanted to enjoy this movie, but I can't help but feel like there was an extra 15 minutes of conclusion left out. The secretary of defense: does she change? The last shot of her is her opening some blinds, but I haven't learned anything. Is she sorry? I feel like this would have been so much...
by Narsil
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: XKCD PSN/XBL/Wii/Steam/Specific Game IDs
Replies: 188
Views: 241632

Re: XKCD PSN/XBL/Wii/Steam/Specific Game IDs

Just got steam, I'm "Robotinator" on that. All I've got is Audiosurf, though.
by Narsil
Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What to do with an old, DYING laptop?
Replies: 15
Views: 1802

Re: What to do with an old, DYING laptop?

Well, I reinstalled the operating system and you're right, it's worlds better than what it was. But I'm finding that it's not a bad supplement to my new computer. I can type out an assignment on one computer and chat and browse on the other, but also use the old one as a media player and file downlo...
by Narsil
Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:39 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Internet Woes- Multiple computers cannot connect?
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Internet Woes- Multiple computers cannot connect?

Could be, but everything is perfect now. Just peachy.
by Narsil
Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:52 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Internet Woes- Multiple computers cannot connect?
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Internet Woes- Multiple computers cannot connect?

UPDATE: I formatted the non-linux computer and re-installed XP. Everything works now. Everything. I don't even know anymore. Thanks, everyone. I'm baffled.
by Narsil
Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Internet Woes- Multiple computers cannot connect?
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Internet Woes- Multiple computers cannot connect?

Okay, I just bought a new router. I can connect fine via ethernet, but if I attempt to connect wirelessly it will allow me to join the network but will not pull up a webpage. I think suicide would be the best solution.
by Narsil
Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Internet Woes- Multiple computers cannot connect?
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Internet Woes- Multiple computers cannot connect?

I might just wipe the hard drive again and re-install Xubuntu. One thing I don't know, however, is if connecting the linux pc causes this or if any computer connected via ethernet will cause it. My internet tablet, which I was using to test the connection, conveniently stopped accepting network conn...
by Narsil
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Internet Woes- Multiple computers cannot connect?
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Internet Woes- Multiple computers cannot connect?

Okay, went into the router page and reset the router to factory defaults, which worked instantly when I bought it. The wi-fi works great, but as soon as I plug the linux computer back into the router, everything cocks up. I'm thinking about purchasing a new router, maybe one that I can install DD-WR...
by Narsil
Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:30 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Internet Woes- Multiple computers cannot connect?
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Internet Woes- Multiple computers cannot connect?

Sorry to create another thread so soon, but this just popped up and it's got me stumped. My setup: -Comcast Cable Modem w/ hi-speed broadband -ComUSA Wireless router connecting to: ~Family Ubuntu Desktop via ehternet ~My Windows XP laptop via wireless ~No less than 5 various other wi-fi devices The ...
by Narsil
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:57 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What to do with an old, DYING laptop?
Replies: 15
Views: 1802

Re: What to do with an old, DYING laptop?

You think a blast of air will do it? I tried to open it up, but the last screw keeping me from the fan was a Torx 4, and I don't have one of those. Damn shame.
by Narsil
Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Anxiety
Replies: 11
Views: 1569

Re: Anxiety

Barring a full ride from NYU (HA!), I'm almost guaranteed to go to IUPUI, a not-quite-community-college but a damn good and cheap one. I just don't feel like any college is really "for me" and I don't have time to visit campuses, so I'm just going to go with the cheap option.
by Narsil
Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 2 hr Presentation on science (Ideas needed)
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Re: 2 hr Presentation on science (Ideas needed)

If you're going to talk about physics at all, may I suggest Phun Physics, which is painfully awesome. It's got colorful graphics and damn accurate physics, with like newtons and stuff everywhere. It'll keep kids intrigued.
by Narsil
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The Love of Learning
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Re: The Love of Learning

I always feel like I would love the material so much more if I had the time to digest it. Like a good meal. Instead, school right now is like every holiday meal you'll have in one year including dessert set in front of you and you have to eat it all in 15 minutes. Case in point, AP US History. Fasci...
by Narsil
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 54772

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

I recently completed a 15-page paper over Don DeLillo's White Noise. Even more recently, I completed a second 15-page paper of Don DeLillo's White Noise because and I quote from my teacher, I "built a gorgeous bed, and the assignment was to make a desk". We had three months do do this pape...
by Narsil
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: What to do with an old, DYING laptop?
Replies: 15
Views: 1802

What to do with an old, DYING laptop?

I just ordered a brand new HP Pavilion tablet, but now I have an old Compaq on my hands, and I'm more or less certain its on its last legs. It's taking longer and longer to do things despite routine cleaning, and the fan's dying. May be the hard drive, though. When I boot up, something is making an ...
by Narsil
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TI-84 modifications?
Replies: 33
Views: 11116

Re: TI-84 modifications?

What is there in the way of free software stuff that adds functionality to the calculator?
by Narsil
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Nokia N770, N800, N810, who has one?
Replies: 10
Views: 1956

Re: Nokia N770, N800, N810, who has one?

I thought my n800 was going to get really useful when I installed a word processor and spreadsheet, but instead it messed my tablet up and I haven't found the time to reflash yet. It would be a great media player if I had bigger SD cards, and a great productivity tool if I had a bluetooth keyboard, ...
by Narsil
Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 61085

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

I'm marveling, but not in a good way. "House of leaves and "The Simpsons"". Really?
by Narsil
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 201799

Re: Cool games on the interweb

http://armorgames.com/play/1716/gemcraft

Probably one of the better flash TD games I've encountered. Combine gems to make towers, then you know the drill. A bit like WarCraft Element TD.
by Narsil
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Wii, Nintendo, and their Audience - Philosophical Musing
Replies: 262
Views: 17126

Re: Is my remorse justified?

If you aren't impressed by what it has to offer, I doubt anything said by anyone here would convince you otherwise. Your best bet is to sell it all. Take it to a game shop if you must, but I imagine if you live in an area with a Wii shortage you can get full price or close to it, and then loads more...
by Narsil
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Most annoying level themes
Replies: 99
Views: 8358

Re: Most annoying level themes

Let's see... I absolutely hate Desert levels. I've never seen a good one and they almost always make me want to put the game down. I totally loved Super Mario Galaxy's Dessert levels, however. That's a theme that should be used more often. Enemies that kill you when they touch you without any sort o...
by Narsil
Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: LittleBigPlanet!
Replies: 92
Views: 7420

Re: LittleBigPlanet!

A lot of the single player stages are good, but it doesn't even begin to resemble a complete experience and in fact, they tell you at the end to go make levels, in lieu of providing an actual ending to what story they tried to inject. That's cute, provided you can actually get any sort of experience...
by Narsil
Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: LittleBigPlanet!
Replies: 92
Views: 7420

Re: LittleBigPlanet!

Draw it out on paper first? Make sure you have a firm idea of what you want? Play around a bit first to get inspiration?
by Narsil
Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nitpicky design failure (Merge'd Game Mechanics)
Replies: 285
Views: 24143

Re: Nitpicky design failures in awesome games

Ooh, rubber band AI. Puzzle Quest is terrible about this. I swear to god, the enemies should not be able to get as many 4- and 5- in a rows as they do.
by Narsil
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 394406

Re: Recommend me some not-so new computer games!

Get the Warcraft III Battle Chest. The DotA and Tower Defense games make it worth the money. But it's a fantastic game besides, as well.
by Narsil
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nitpicky design failure (Merge'd Game Mechanics)
Replies: 285
Views: 24143

Re: Nitpicky design failures in awesome games

Oblivion pisses me off occasionally. Like how I was walking around the mage's university because I had never been there before and I accidentally clicked on a scrap of paper. Immediately, they think I stole it and suspend me from the mage's guild. It just seems to me like there should be an intermed...
by Narsil
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Alchemy/Potionsmaking in games
Replies: 25
Views: 6250

Re: Alchemy/Potionsmaking in games

I had never realized that in Morrowind. And Oblivion doesn't let you do this?
by Narsil
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Help me beat Jinsei Owata
Replies: 12
Views: 2208

Re: Help me beat Jinsei Owata

As far as I can tell, there's nothing that really qualifies as a satisfactory win condition.
by Narsil
Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Alchemy/Potionsmaking in games
Replies: 25
Views: 6250

Re: Alchemy/Potionsmaking in games

While less than helpful, Oblivion has a great alchemy system too. I think what makes it and Morrowind's systems so great is that you can make potions that the developers didn't intend you to. If you want to make a potion of Damage Health, Burden, and Fortify Personality; that's pretty stupid, but yo...
by Narsil
Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What game has caused you to utter the most profanity?
Replies: 421
Views: 41679

Re: What game has caused you to utter the most profanity?

fishyfish777 wrote:JINSEI OWATA
http://blog-imgs-18.fc2.com/k/i/n/king75/owata.html (I get what you mean with the frustration in this game)
z to jump.
x to fire.
Arrow keys.

FUCK
That is all.
I got to the bit with the two guys holding up the box. What now?
by Narsil
Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Most Excellent Gaming Moments
Replies: 331
Views: 42284

Re: Most Excellent Gaming Moments

So in Oblivion I was in this tomb and getting absolutely ruined by these Skeleton Guardians. I had died at least 4 times. I go in there again, pick off the guys one by one by sneaking up on them, and then I realize there's just one left in the room and he hasn't noticed me. I hop on a wall, bring ou...
by Narsil
Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ender in Exile
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: Ender in Exile

I like to pretend Ender's Game doesn't have any sequels. Technically, it doesn't. Speaker for the Dead is a completely different idea that she shoehorned the Ender character into at the last second, because of name recognition. So I'm going to pretend this is the first sequel and be cautiously opti...
by Narsil
Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ender in Exile
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: Ender in Exile

I was under the impression there would be one final novel after this that reconciles the Shadow novels with the end of the Ender novels. Yeah, it was a book titled, "Shadows in Flight". Where the hell is it, Card?
by Narsil
Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My Own Worst Enemy
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: good

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by Narsil
Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: LittleBigPlanet!
Replies: 92
Views: 7420

Re: LittleBigPlanet!

I would like to play with some of you, but I can't because every time I try and play online with someone it gives me a "Cannot load player profiles" error. WTF. I don't want player profiles. I want to play the damn game. Also, everything in my level got stuck together when I save and quit ...
by Narsil
Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: /dev/null/nethack Tournament
Replies: 18
Views: 1828

Re: /dev/null/nethack Tournament

JayDee wrote:
Narsil wrote:I am saddened when I think that even if the tournament was "who can die in the fewest moves", I'd still lose that.
Dieing in one move isn't that hard. Some lucky bastards can manage less, if I remember rightly.
Hey. Speak for yourself.
by Narsil
Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: /dev/null/nethack Tournament
Replies: 18
Views: 1828

Re: /dev/null/nethack Tournament

I am saddened when I think that even if the tournament was "who can die in the fewest moves", I'd still lose that.

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