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by Torvaun
Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578936

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Just to say, they might not have agreed. An elevator with some other random people on it is not where I'd choose to call out a friend or relative on the bullshit spewing from their mouth. I'd probably nod along and hope to hell they shut up. To hear your story, you didn't call them out on it either,...
by Torvaun
Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 410860

Re: Team Fortress 2

If you don't need a headshot, why bother, other than keeping in practice? Sniper shows up across the way when I'm already fully charged? Bodyshot. It'll drop him, and a snap headshot from him can kill. Scout crossing the bridge on 2fort? Bodyshot. Spy? Bodyshot. You see a gun-fight going? Bodyshot. ...
by Torvaun
Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578936

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

I haven't really trusted gun locks since I started picking locks, and found out that gun locks especially are really quite easy. So instead I remove the firing pin. Works for me, I don't get the chance to go shooting nearly often enough for this to be a major issue.
by Torvaun
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1771114

Re: Today I Learned

Mechanical drafting can be a good class. All it takes is for the teacher to stop talking all the time when we're trying to do the work.
by Torvaun
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578936

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Goddammit car, I will fucking kill you. Don't try telling me I can't kill a car, because it isn't alive. I am a firm believer that with enough white-hot rage, you can kill anything, even things that aren't alive. Especially things that aren't alive. So make your peace with Optimus Prime, car, becaus...
by Torvaun
Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1771114

Re: Today I Learned

With a light enough touch and a heavy enough clip, you can fold one into a wrench too.
by Torvaun
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1771114

Re: Today I Learned

Sorry to say, but most car locks are not in the very easy category. And what the hell game is that, and why don't they have a torsion wrench in there? I suppose I can live with single pins instead of split pins, it -is- very easy, after all. And picks left? If the locks aren't specifically designed ...
by Torvaun
Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1771114

Re: Today I Learned

Tools > Clear Recent History. Check Cookies and Cache, set the time frame to everything, hit the 'clear now' button. It will fix the problem.
by Torvaun
Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1771114

Re: Today I Learned

Clear your cookies.
by Torvaun
Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Completely new and science fictiony weapon developed.
Replies: 68
Views: 7997

Re: Completely new and science fictiony weapon developed.

I think the biggest problem here is probably a mismatch in terms usage. When I think of a nuclear reactor pulling a Chernobyl, I'm thinking loss of containment that will irradiate a large area to a level dangerous to life. I'm not thinking of Three Mile Island, which was a serious disaster, as far a...
by Torvaun
Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Completely new and science fictiony weapon developed.
Replies: 68
Views: 7997

Re: Completely new and science fictiony weapon developed.

Uh, yes, literally impossible. It's not a question of serious accidents, those can happen, you could probably kill everyone in the building. But Chernobyl -cannot- happen in a Western reactor, because not one of them uses graphite moderators. We use light or heavy water. In case of a runaway reactio...
by Torvaun
Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578936

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

My recommendation would be the complete works of Tamora Pierce. I haven't read them all, but all I've read have been awesome. And the vast majority of her protagonists are strong females. And plenty of the secondary characters too.
by Torvaun
Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Completely new and science fictiony weapon developed.
Replies: 68
Views: 7997

Completely new and science fictiony weapon developed.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20100921/ts_csm/327178 It's called Stuxnet, and while the target is unknown (although there are suspicions it might be Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant), it is definitely a 100% targeted virus intended to seize complete control of the SCADA systems at an industrial faci...
by Torvaun
Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1771114

Re: Today I Learned

Oregonaut wrote:TIL: I am not wanted.

In some places, certainly true. In others, couldn't be further from the truth.
by Torvaun
Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578936

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

At least you didn't turn on MSNBC. That would have been a show. Oh, she did ramble on about MSNBC, too, and how she'd love to kill Rachael Maddow. Just to complete the liberul meedia rant trifecta, did she rail on Jon Stewart/Steven Colbert as well? (<3 Maddow as well) What? Colbert is a fine upsta...
by Torvaun
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578936

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Dave_Wise wrote:
Uh-oh. Who's self-regulating?

The security industry. There has been a regulating body, but the government want to scrap it. I forget the actual names, but there's a particular company with ties to all sorts of dodgy goings-on.

Also the Catholic church.
by Torvaun
Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578936

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Wing Tuesdays. Buffalo wings for 40 cents a piece.
by Torvaun
Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578936

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

So, that Vancouver Acid Attack was self-mutilation. And now every actual victim of random attacks is going to be questioned a little bit more. Because police didn't have enough reasons to ignore the people they're supposed to serve and protect.
by Torvaun
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 216701

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

Nitrile gloves and brass knuckles, then.
by Torvaun
Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 216701

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

Yeah. It's meant for shaving. And mine is a camping one with a flint (not actually flint, some metal alloy) in the spine of it for making sparks. Just use the back of the knife you shaved it with, and bam. ETA: I'm against melee with zombies whenever possible. Even if you're so damn good you can gua...
by Torvaun
Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 216701

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l274/Torvaun/Backpack.jpg Oh hey, it's a backpack. Wonder what's inside it... http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l274/Torvaun/BackpackKukri.jpg Wait, is that what I think it is? http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l274/Torvaun/Kukri.jpg KUKRI, MOTHERFUCKER!
by Torvaun
Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 216701

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

Yes. Does this need pics?
by Torvaun
Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 216701

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

Cast iron is good for many things, but it's soft. My bug-out bag includes a kukri, my medications (including leftovers from temporary prescriptions like Vicodin), rubbing alcohol, two water bottles, an LED flashlight, extra batteries, super glue, bandages (both adhesive bandages and gauze + wraps), ...
by Torvaun
Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 216701

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

Remember to remove said gauntlets prior to the inferno-cleansing.
by Torvaun
Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 216701

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

There are steel alloys. I'm no metallurgist, but I believe iridium is used for heat-resistance in steel. Also, on the topic of good diseases, you could make a case for sickle-cell anemia. Not great, but better than malaria. Or cowpox, back when smallpox was a very real threat.
by Torvaun
Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578936

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

The answer is, because you -will- pay $60. Or someone else will. Hah. I understand economics, dude. Usually, I WON'T pay that much. Rarely do I buy tickets from ticketmaster, but it's a gift, so there's that. Yes, you can argue "But you did this time!" but if they made their prices cheape...
by Torvaun
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578936

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

The answer is, because you -will- pay $60. Or someone else will.
by Torvaun
Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578936

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

I don't remember that from iTunes, but Starforce CD copy protection definitely did. There were a few other class acts they've pulled since then too.
by Torvaun
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 216701

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

If you can't kill something with fire, you don't have enough fire.
by Torvaun
Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 216701

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

It's a reasonable assumption, given that bleach is lethal to approximately everything alive. Not living outside the host is what I'm hoping, and it seems to be agreed upon by most source material, but there's the question of how fast it dies outside the host. Out in the sun, with bacteria destroying...
by Torvaun
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 216701

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

Ouch. I suppose they don't hand out morphine every time they'd be giving you codeine, do they?
by Torvaun
Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 216701

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

More worried about water reserves, to be honest.
by Torvaun
Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 216701

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

This could probably be determined experimentally, though not necessarily ethically, if only humans can host. I'm thinking autoclave everything as long as it's an option, and break out the bleach reserves for stuff you can't autoclave. And when I decide to bleach it, I will not be mixing with water.
by Torvaun
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 216701

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

I've got a jug of bleach just down the hall. Anything that survives and can easily be identified as alive in the first place is going to survive by statistical anomaly. Maybe there's a seam in the surface that the bleach doesn't quite get into. Maybe there's a lump that's causing a tiny gap in the l...
by Torvaun
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 216701

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

Listen to me very carefully. Being immune to bleach is like being immune to fire. It's not about poison, it's about dissolution. It is a chemical attack that will destroy cell membranes. Prions, being nothing more than protein chains, don't have cell membranes. This is okay, as long as you don't go ...
by Torvaun
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem
Replies: 1713
Views: 216701

Re: Taking it seriously: The zombie problem

If the plague is waterborne, we're all fucked. Especially if it's so virulent as to make contact with the water dangerous. Luckily, the various sources seem to describe infected bodily fluids in an open wound to be the only real threat for infection. If there's one mercy to the zombie apocalypse, it...
by Torvaun
Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578936

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

If you're down to 3 hit points out of 788, I think it's safe to say that you're inches from death. You shouldn't be able to make a melee attack at full strength. D: Separate rant: YES, FIREFOX. MELEE IS A WORD. Shit, it doesn't even like mêlée. What the hell? Hey wait a sec, my Firefox has no probl...
by Torvaun
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1771114

Re: Today I Learned

Plasma Man wrote:Today I learned that belly button fluff doesn't burn very easily. I thought it would.
It depends on the primary sort of fibers you have in that area (shirts and sheets, usually). For me, it burns super-well.
by Torvaun
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3578936

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

Hey, Political Science students? You should be able to explain what a democracy is. You've lived in one your entire fucking life , you're 20+ and in college. In a political science class. I should not be one of 3 students in class who knows what/how a democracy is/works. Fucking christ. These are t...
by Torvaun
Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1771114

Re: Today I Learned

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:Today I learned that one is not phased by something, they are fazed by it.
Unless I shoot you with a phaser.

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