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by Pobega
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: New Radiohead album [In Rainbows]
Replies: 62
Views: 5249

Re: New Radiohead album [In Rainbows]

I'll definitely be buying the $80 set...Considering that my birthday is coming up soon maybe I'll ask someone to pre-order it for me (I'm broke, jobless and a full-time student so money is hard)

Edit: As for me, I'm hoping it's a concept album.
by Pobega
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nethack (is kicking my ass)
Replies: 138
Views: 29440

Re: Nethack (is kicking my ass)

I wish I could find a way to put NetHack on my phone (LG EnV 9900). It has a full Qwerty keyboard, it'd be my best friend on vacations :lol:
by Pobega
Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Smash Bros.
Replies: 1074
Views: 94786

Re: Super Smash Bros.

http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/characters/lucas.html Another update; Lucas from MOTHER 3. I wonder if he's going to be some type of pseudo-Ness clone? I honestly doubt it, I remember hearing that Nintendo is going to do away with all clones this game...So I wonder what this character's moveset will ...
by Pobega
Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Concept Albums
Replies: 106
Views: 11364

Re: Concept Albums

I'm surprised no one even mentioned Nine Inch Nail's "The Downward Spiral" . I personally think this is one of the most emotional concept albums I've ever listened to. Just listening to the music almost makes me feel Renzor's pain when he wrote the music. The idea of the album is the story...
by Pobega
Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Smash Bros.
Replies: 1074
Views: 94786

Re: Super Smash Bros.

http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/characters/snake.html

They've finally announced Snake...And his moveset is pretty dissappointing. I was kind of hoping to look forward to playing as him, but instead I'm looking more towards Pokemon Trainer and Diddy Kong.
by Pobega
Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fuckhead D&D players
Replies: 87
Views: 16473

Re:

I've actually always wanted to play D&D but I could never find a group of other people who wanted to play. And in all honesty, I'm a geek not a nerd; I couldn't stand being around most of the stereotypical people who play D&D at comic book shops, so I'm stuck in this dilemna. I also don't w...
by Pobega
Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:03 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: BSD?
Replies: 10
Views: 2909

Re: BSD?

I used to use FreeBSD on my desktop; As a Debian enthusiast (I use Debian on my production laptop, which is where all my work is done) I have to say I'd choose Debian over any other distro/OS any day. It's very stable, well-made, and if used right can be the most stable operating system choice aroun...
by Pobega
Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Who's your favorite acoustic guitar + voice artist?
Replies: 46
Views: 5379

Re:

Er... i don't know the name off hand but i do know he did an acoustic solo song. And he's one of the members from Smashing Pumpkins. I love the drum and bass remix.... :D Hooray for pendulum live sets. Billy Corgan? Because if that's who you mean, that's who I was going to mention; I think Billy Co...
by Pobega
Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fuckhead D&D players
Replies: 87
Views: 16473

I've actually always wanted to play D&D but I could never find a group of other people who wanted to play. And in all honesty, I'm a geek not a nerd; I couldn't stand being around most of the stereotypical people who play D&D at comic book shops, so I'm stuck in this dilemna. I also don't w...
by Pobega
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Programmers: Math nerds or Artists?
Replies: 68
Views: 19329

I consider programming and any type of technical development an artform as opposed to Math. Sure, Mathematics is involved, but just because one thing is derived from something else that doesn't nessecarily make the first thing a child of the second. When I program I tend to go into a completely crea...
by Pobega
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How many routers have you killed?
Replies: 19
Views: 2667

I've only ever killed one router, and I've yet to replace it. After a while it just overheats and crashes. Restarting the router works, but only until it crashes again. I suppose that isn't exactly killing it, but it's as close as I've ever come.
by Pobega
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Pobega Photography
Replies: 1
Views: 1394

Pobega Photography

Well, not nessecarily my photography, but my father's. He's a very talented photographer, and has tons of contacts, but for some reason he can't sell too much of his work; If you like his work e-mail him ( mike[at]pobega[dot]com ) and he'll give you a price for printing. Or at least e-mail him for s...
by Pobega
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Goldeneye.
Replies: 61
Views: 7147

Clumpy wrote:Pre-Halo shooters (including previous favorite TimeSplitters 2) are too twitchy for my tastes now. The aiming just doesn't feel "right".


Halo, haha. That is all.
by Pobega
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fuckhead D&D players
Replies: 87
Views: 16473

I've actually always wanted to play D&D but I could never find a group of other people who wanted to play. And in all honesty, I'm a geek not a nerd; I couldn't stand being around most of the stereotypical people who play D&D at comic book shops, so I'm stuck in this dilemna. I also don't wa...
by Pobega
Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nethack (is kicking my ass)
Replies: 138
Views: 29440

NetHack's been kicking my ass for quite a while now. I've been playing roughly two months and the furthest I've gotten was to Gnometown, back up and then to dLvl 11. I always play a Lawful Valk (Because I'm a lowly noob) but I still find the game fun. When I get used to strategizing I'm planning on ...
by Pobega
Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Lesser known NES games
Replies: 73
Views: 16508

Elevator Action ! I never actually beat the game, but that's because I haven't played it in eight years or so; The whole point of the game was to go into the red doors (For some reason I can't remember, I don't feel like reading the Wiki article on it) and get to the first floor so you can get to y...
by Pobega
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Hardcover or Paperback
Replies: 56
Views: 10287

Definitely paperback for reading. A hardcover I'd rather keep on my shelf, to look at. Most of my signed books are hardcovers, while I have paperback copies of each of the books for my own use.
by Pobega
Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 285697

Dinosaur Jr, they're a very good, very early garage band. Look them up on YouTube, I recommend the song "The Wagon", but anything by them is pretty good. I haven't heard a single bad song yet (Although I'm not too crazy about their most recent album).
by Pobega
Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: best sega games ever?
Replies: 37
Views: 4833

Phantasy Star Online, by far the most addicting game I've ever played. A good change from the boring Phantasy Star series as well (I'm not a fan of traditional RPGs).
by Pobega
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 83449

Minesweeper.

/thread
by Pobega
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What games are you currently playing?
Replies: 107
Views: 11429

Nethack, Viewtiful Joe 2, and Super Smash (As always).
by Pobega
Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831888

What did you like about Outlaw Star? I'll see if I can find another series you might enjoy. Thanks but no thanks. Personally I just don't like the style of anime, it has to appeal to me for other reasons, I just go into it thinking I won't like it so I end up not liking it. I guess you can say I ju...
by Pobega
Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831888

If you enjoy Outlaw Star I would recommend Cowboy Bebop. They are fairly similar and I throughly enjoyed both of them. I've tried watching Cowboy Bebop, I couldn't get into it the way I got into Outlaw Star. The characters and story just didn't appeal to me as much, although I would agree that they...
by Pobega
Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 831888

The only anime I've ever watched that I've actually enjoyed was Outlaw Star . I thought the plot and characters were well drawn and written, although I'll admit I don't remember what the voice acting sounds like otherwise I'd comment on that too. The storyline was good, although I don't remember if ...
by Pobega
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 216
Views: 66423

I can't wait until season 2, apparently the first episode of the new season is being shown on September 30th. I've been waiting about eight months now, I can't believe they're making me wait even more! But still an amazing hall, Michael C. Hall is perfect for the part of Dexter, and he goes so well ...
by Pobega
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Need more books similar to my favorites
Replies: 27
Views: 5902

I have tried about four times to read a Clockwork Orange... I just cant get past this new language he's using.. I can read it, sure.. but Ive got no idea whats happening. One day Ill have to try when Ive got a full day to spare just to think through every sentence and figure out what these bloody k...
by Pobega
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: V for Vendetta Movie (spoiler alert!)
Replies: 75
Views: 6272

And I totally agree about the Vicious Cabaret song, that is one of the most memorable parts of the comic in my opinion, it's a shame they didn't try to bring it to life in the movie. Agreed. I was waiting and waiting, but they didn't use it... :( well, I found this on youtube... http://www.youtube....
by Pobega
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Need more books similar to my favorites
Replies: 27
Views: 5902

To fit in with with all those Dystopian books, have you read A Clockwork Orange? That's one of my favorites after Brave New World. That was actually the last book I read, I loved it. I saw the movie directly after reading the book, and it really made me appreciate how well written the book was. Oh,...
by Pobega
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Need more books similar to my favorites
Replies: 27
Views: 5902

Thanks for all the suggestions, most of these books I'll definitely be reading sometime soon. I've been looking for the motivation to read and I just haven't had it, until now.

Thanks again everyone.
by Pobega
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I'm tired of RPGs... I think.
Replies: 30
Views: 4513

Megaman Legends, that Tronn Bonne game. And of course Splinter Cell: Double Agent. The thing is that most RPGs can't survive that...I mean, most need some type of storyline. Although, it'd be interesting to take an RPG and make a prequel where you play the antagonist and learn how he/she got to wher...
by Pobega
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Tales of....
Replies: 38
Views: 5184

If you like the "Replay" value of Zelda - where you go around collecting everything in the game. Then Tales of Symphonia beats that replayability 100 times over or so. Who said I like Zelda? I hate Zelda to be honest, can't stand to play it through even once. Edit: As for the cliche thing...
by Pobega
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Need more books similar to my favorites
Replies: 27
Views: 5902

1984? Brave New World? 1984 looks fantastic, and I like George Orwell as a writer (Who hasn't read Animal Farm?). I'll definitely be picking that one up when I have some spare cash. After looking both books up on Wikipedia, I discovered that my taste in novels is Dystopian Fiction . What about Prey...
by Pobega
Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Tales of....
Replies: 38
Views: 5184

Out of the series I've only played Phantasia (GBA) and Symphonia (GCN), and I've loved both of them to the very end. Although neither had too much replay value for me (I enjoy games, but not enough to play them on a Nethack-level), I thought the story and gameplay was very refreshing. Tales of Symph...
by Pobega
Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Need more books similar to my favorites
Replies: 27
Views: 5902

Need more books similar to my favorites

I've read a fair amount of books in my life, but I'm always bored with them. The only books I've actually enjoyed were Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Prey by Michael Crichton. I'm looking for books that have a similar Sci-Fi/Futuristic theme to it, without being cliched like the million and one S...
by Pobega
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: V for Vendetta Movie (spoiler alert!)
Replies: 75
Views: 6272

V for Vendetta...Quite possibly one of the best graphic novels ever written (Or at least in my opinion), and the movie wasn't half bad either. And I totally agree about the Vicious Cabaret song, that is one of the most memorable parts of the comic in my opinion, it's a shame they didn't try to bring...
by Pobega
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Movies which need to be, but which totally aren't
Replies: 71
Views: 8509

A complete overly romantic movie in which right before the happy ending, before the final whatever.... they get run over by a truck. "Don't drink and Drive" Roll Credits. When my dad read me bedtime stories as a kid he used to end them all like that...Well, either that, or an atom bomb go...
by Pobega
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 443954

I haven't changed my desktop in quite a while...I still like the look. Very minimalistic, but clean.

Image
by Pobega
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: MySpace
Replies: 72
Views: 7699

MySpace is horrible. The only reason I have one is because I was forced by a friend to make one. I threw a Smiths song on it, let her make me a design (I told her no images) and I was pretty much done with it; Until I started getting 10 emails a day about messages/friend requests. After looking thro...
by Pobega
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Being Alone
Replies: 17
Views: 2757

Of course you need human on human interaction to be a stable person, because without it one would go crazy. I've just recently discovered the joys of having a social life, my entire life I've spent inside the house on the computer programming or playing video games, and now right after graduating fr...
by Pobega
Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: A good, beginner *nix?
Replies: 23
Views: 4050

There's nothing forcing you to upgrade. Th only difference the more frequent release schedule makes is have the packages in the stable distribution tend to be more recent. Of course you aren't being forced to upgrade, but isn't one of the main things people want out of a distro up to date packages?...

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