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by Manial
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 174630

Re: Portal 2

It took me and a friend about 4-4.5 hours, and we were right next to each other (on laptops).
by Manial
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 174630

Re: Portal 2

I've now played through both the Co-op missions and the single player (Co-op first), and I have to say that it is amazing . The story and dialog are very well written, and the visuals are stunning. That being said, a few minor flaws: The lack of a portalable surface indicator on the cursor, in addit...
by Manial
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1937
Views: 409489

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Think how much faster we'd be with a turbo button!
by Manial
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Parasites in your brain, affecting your behaviour
Replies: 75
Views: 7866

Re: Parasites in your brain, affecting your behaviour

Toxo infections don't come from cats, it merely completes it's life cycle in them. Other critters can be vectors. I'm aware. Allow me to be more precise then: toxo generally makes the jump to humans due to living in close proximity with cats. That's just one of the routes of transmission. Toxo infe...
by Manial
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Parasites in your brain, affecting your behaviour
Replies: 75
Views: 7866

Re: Parasites in your brain, affecting your behaviour

AvatarIII wrote:thankfully i'm a dog person :mrgreen:
Sure about that? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyatid_disease
by Manial
Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Parasites in your brain, affecting your behaviour
Replies: 75
Views: 7866

Re: Parasites in your brain, affecting your behaviour

To be fair to cats, handling raw meat or eating undercooked meat are much bigger risk factors for Toxoplasmosis infection.

Also, Parasites? In my brain?
by Manial
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 199657

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" powwow?

Also if you press up or down while a video is loading, the circle becomes a game of snake!
by Manial
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cats as pest control?
Replies: 24
Views: 4051

Re: Cats as pest control?

In my experience, unless the cats are starved, or particularly bored, they tend not to get rid of mice very well, they bring them into the house, play around, and then you end up with escaped mice living in the bookcase. Well, if you got a cat to eat mice, then you go out and feed the cat, you are ...
by Manial
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9354343

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the morgue

One of the first google results of my name is list of my (and the other students in my group's) full name, student email, and mobile phone number. I must have serious words to someone about privacy.
by Manial
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 199657

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

M.C. wrote:That Nutella is made by an Italian company.
It's also the same company that make Ferrero Rocher, and Tic Tacs!

In fact I got into an argument with my friends the other day over whether the filling of a Ferrero Rocher is Nutella. It got pretty heated actually.
by Manial
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do you write your lower-case 'k'?
Replies: 45
Views: 10429

Re: How do you write your lower-case 'k'?

I picked the first option, but really I have the loop like Lazar. Interestingly, the more tired/lazier I get, the thinner the loop becomes, and the closer the final \ gets to a _ .
by Manial
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Auspocalypse 2: Cyclonic Boogaloo
Replies: 25
Views: 3250

Re: Auspocalypse 2: Cyclonic Boogaloo

Not sure if this has to do the with cyclone but it just started raining super heavy here with heaps of lightning and stuff (it isn't weird that it might have flung over some water here). Also, the sky is overcast so that you can't see much past the height of the powerlines and... it's all redish-or...
by Manial
Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Canada's Health Care System in Dire Straights
Replies: 36
Views: 4373

Re: Canada's Health Care System in Dire Straights

But I thought Canada censored Dire Straits...
by Manial
Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal
Replies: 152
Views: 15254

Re: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal

Israeli commission clears Israel of any wrongdoing, news at 11.
by Manial
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior
Replies: 213
Views: 22495

Re: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

Rote learning, and the information that comes from it, is a toolbox. Having a hammer does not a carpenter make, but a carpenter without a hammer is just as hobbled as a grocery clerk would be if they tried to build a house, no matter what tools they have. I have to agree with this. Take spelling fo...
by Manial
Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Saudi Arabia 'detains' Israeli vulture for spying
Replies: 24
Views: 2816

Re: Saudi Arabia 'detains' Israeli vulture for spying

To be fair, it's only some conspiracy theorists in the media saying this, not Saudi officials.
by Manial
Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 560706

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

This is everything I ended up buying during the Treasure Hunt/Holiday Sale. I only had my bank account linked to paypal a few days before, so I think I went a little overboard... But at least I'll have stuff to play for the next year and a half. AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! Amnesia: The Dark Descent...
by Manial
Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Time for the geek apocalypse
Replies: 52
Views: 8104

Re: Time for the geek apocalypse

The article started out interesting, then slipped into hipster, and finally descended into batshit crazy. Self-aware pop culture exploding into a galaxy-wide memestorm?
by Manial
Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 560706

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I think you're better off getting Sim City 4 today. It's one of the best city sims, and it still has an amazingly active mod community after eight years.
by Manial
Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1535038

Re: Minecraft

I suppose you could just keep dumping sand off the side until it reaches you, then stand on it and dig down.
by Manial
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 560706

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Xeio wrote:Mass effect 2 for $10. If you don't have it yet... well.... WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR.
It's only for North America :(
by Manial
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Next wikileaks release to be about 7X as large as Iraq Logs
Replies: 180
Views: 15599

Re: Next wikileaks release to be about 7X as large as Iraq L

Fun fact: Australian webmasters can now be fined up to $11,000 per day for linking to Wikileaks after it was added to the banned sites list . That means, should the web filter be implemented, Wikileaks won't be accessible from inside the country. Apparently someone high up took offence to what was ...
by Manial
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Make your own deficit reduction plan
Replies: 46
Views: 4174

Re: Make your own deficit reduction plan

Here's my method, without touching medicare or social security for the poor. Basically I took an axe to the military, added a sales tax, and jacked up taxes for the rich.
by Manial
Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1535038

Re: Minecraft

Couldn't you just have a booster that resets onto a non-track or, like, pressure plate square in the middle of it's boost section so regardless of which direction you come from it has space to boost in? I'll try these out, I haven't played around with pressure plates yet, can you build tracks on to...
by Manial
Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1535038

Re: Minecraft

2-way boosters make my head hurt. I do it the easy way... make the tracks two way, but it only works if your track has no major loops. = -> track @ -> high track [] -> cart ==@======@== []==== Unless you approach from the same side twice in a row, the cart will always be on the correct end of the b...
by Manial
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1535038

Re: Minecraft

Yeah I think the portals are a bit buggy, this doesn't seem like intended behaviour:
Spoiler:
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Free Obsidian!
by Manial
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1535038

Re: Minecraft

I can't find where I read the minecart thing, so I may have imagined that. But here's a source for Ghasts spawning in the normal world.
by Manial
Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1535038

Re: Minecraft

Unfortunately, from what I've read, minecarts won't be able to go through portals. Also Ghasts can spawn through your portal, in the normal world :shock:.
by Manial
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9442
Views: 1535038

Re: Minecraft

So I was finally building a minecart track from my spawn point to my main house, digging through sand, when *WHOOSH* the entire sand hill I was on collapsed. I swear I have never freaked out more. It turns out there was a large cave with a ceiling made of sand... there was even lava waterfall too! I...
by Manial
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's the weirdest targeted ad that has been aimed at you?
Replies: 45
Views: 5196

Re: What's the wierdest targeted ad that has been aimed at y

I kept getting sent personalised invitations to buy inner city investment properties. When I was six.
by Manial
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: BrainHex gamer personality test
Replies: 63
Views: 12150

Re: BrainHex gamer personality test

Mastermind-Achiever, no exceptions.

nbonaparte wrote:I added Platypus for people who have no exception, so it's working fine.
So I'm an octo-beaver-pus?
by Manial
Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 760838

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

folkhero wrote:A character on a sitcom (The Office maybe?) recently complained that Geico has too many mascot: gecko, cavemen, fake Rod Serling guy.
It was Carol on 30 Rock.
by Manial
Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No Pay, No Spray
Replies: 190
Views: 15350

Re: No Pay, No Spray

Uh unless you have aircraft that go around putting out single dwelling fires I've been to places in Australia that have pretty much 0% chance of having a fire truck get to them before the place burns to nothing. I'm not sure how the other states use their aircraft, but in Victoria there's a couple ...
by Manial
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No Pay, No Spray
Replies: 190
Views: 15350

Re: No Pay, No Spray

... What possible reason is there for them not being required to make some kind universal fire provison. You have, as many Europeans do immediately before unthinkingly criticizing the US for doing something differently than they do, forgotten about the sheer size of the country. Truly universal fir...
by Manial
Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 410412

Re: Team Fortress 2

I'm a bit annoyed at having microtransactions in TF2. I would be fine with the store if it were just cosmetic items like paint and name tags, but the Polycount pack bonuses are what really ruins it. In case the waves of rage haven't reached you, wearing an entire polycount set gives special bonuses ...
by Manial
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Black and White
Replies: 21
Views: 2587

Re: Pokemon Black and White

super ugly new pokemon. that is all. actually, no. The starters seriously seem shitty, at least lookswise. Also their real world sources seem even more ridiculous than usual. Highlights include a sarcophagus with arms, a handful of cogs, a dollop of cream that evolves into an icecream cone and then...
by Manial
Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIAA wants law to require FM radio in cell phones
Replies: 19
Views: 3074

Re: RIAA wants law to require FM radio in cell phones

At the risk of agreeing with the RIAA, I actually somewhat like the idea. It's certainly a refreshing change of pace from a mountain of lawsuits. I would certainly use an FM reciever if it was built into my phone, and I know a lot of people probably would too. On the other hand, I don't like that ou...
by Manial
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Female circumcision victims seek out Colo. doctor
Replies: 60
Views: 6849

Re: Female circumcision victims seek out Colo. doctor

It is a given that it is wrong in our culture, to carry out anything like this damaging operation on children ( though I notice you yourself have ONLY referenced FEMALE mutilation with any heat, where is your outrage for all 150 million American boys who have been subjected to exactly the same thin...
by Manial
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No One Likes a Sure Thing: Placebo Effect
Replies: 9
Views: 1840

Re: No One Likes a Sure Thing: Placebo Effect

Mind you, this study was on a dopamine agonist, and dopamine release is a integral part of the brain's reward system. So the study is interesting, but you can't really extrapolate the results to other medications. I'm not sure how this being a d2 agonist means it can't be extrapolated at least to o...
by Manial
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No One Likes a Sure Thing: Placebo Effect
Replies: 9
Views: 1840

Re: No One Likes a Sure Thing: Placebo Effect

Mind you, this study was on a dopamine agonist, and dopamine release is a integral part of the brain's reward system. So the study is interesting, but you can't really extrapolate the results to other medications.

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