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by Ghandi 2
Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: One abandonware and/or freeware
Replies: 10
Views: 6363

Re: One abandonware and/or freeware

Worms is not abandonware. Abandonware: System Shock 2 (but EA will screw you out of spite if they get the chance) Freeware: This list , but especially Cave Story. Freeware: Dwarf Fortress. Less of a learning curve and more of a learning cliff, the only game where Losing is Fun. I'm told X-Com is tha...
by Ghandi 2
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!
Replies: 360
Views: 48538

Re: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!

I feel really embarassed that I haven't recognized a lot of these groups. (...) Taal Sleepytime Gorrila Museum Ahvak The Paper Chase DAAU(...) Taal und Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung. Holy sweet mother of love ! You from Europe, right? Even in Belgium (their homeland) DAAU is quite unknown. N...
by Ghandi 2
Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Does anyone else think FFXII is a rip-off of Star Wars?
Replies: 31
Views: 5727

Re: Does anyone else think FFXII is a rip-off of Star Wars?

Everything is a rip-off of something else.
by Ghandi 2
Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 277
Views: 98312

Re: Mass Effect

william wrote:
Ghandi 2 wrote:It has to take place in the future

Um, you mentioned Stargate SG-1 in your post.

Fine, pretty much. The point still remains, though.
by Ghandi 2
Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 277
Views: 98312

Re: Mass Effect

The Protheans could be seen as an amalgam of the Ancients from Stargate SG-1 and the Forerunner from Halo; the Forerunner and Prothean architecture even bear some resemblences. I haven't beaten the game yet, so I probably shouldn't have read that spoiler about the Rachni, but anyway: the things you ...
by Ghandi 2
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 277
Views: 98312

Re: Mass Effect

You forgot Baldur's Gate 2.

It's amazing, and I love it despite its flaws. If ME2 is as big of a jump as BG to BG2, I might die.
by Ghandi 2
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What if schools taught English the way they taught maths?
Replies: 59
Views: 9153

Re: What if schools taught English the way they taught maths?

An engineer I knew always found it hilarious that math majors looked down on people who actually did something with the math, and thedesk has only reinforced that. :P

That's an interesting article.
by Ghandi 2
Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The leaves turned a month late & things that just seem off
Replies: 78
Views: 8428

Re: The leaves turned a month late & things that just seem off

Yes, completely screwed. Just like "industry" (as if it were some kind of unified thing with one single interest that was completely opposed to whatever single interest followers of "the green religion" have) has been completely screwed in all those countries that had the balls ...
by Ghandi 2
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Mario Galaxy
Replies: 37
Views: 4316

Re: Super Mario Galaxy

According to gamerankings.com, it is the second best game ever . What's weird is that it was number one for a while, then Ocarina of Time came back and is number one again. Did a new review come in just now? :S I don't agree with that list at all, but nobody cares. It's annoying that what is essenti...
by Ghandi 2
Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Chicken Which Became a Rat
Replies: 18
Views: 4011

Re: The Chicken Which Became a Rat

But Ooomenpigeeon! Anti-intellectualism is treeennndy! Don't you want to be coooool?! You can dislike what is reputed to be a great work and not be anti-intellectual. I've never read Waiting for Godot, but I cannot stand The Scarlet Letter, and it's supposed to be the the second best American book ...
by Ghandi 2
Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Command & Conquer
Replies: 55
Views: 5345

Re: Command & Conquer

I used to love RA2. I tried to play it again, though, and found it unbearably boring. I guess I've been spoiled by the greatness of Myth 2 because I can't stand victory by attrition games anymore. Yuri was unbalanced as hell. I never even beat Yuri's Revenge because the later stages were too hard. I...
by Ghandi 2
Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The leaves turned a month late & things that just seem off
Replies: 78
Views: 8428

Re: The leaves turned a month late & things that just seem off

I'd just like to point out that Katrina was a Category 3 when it finally made land fall. I'd hardly call it ungodly. It just bullseyed a city that was overdue for a disaster that it was just begging for. Which time it made landfall? I may be remembering wrong, but as I recall, it got stronger over ...
by Ghandi 2
Sat Nov 24, 2007 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is time made of and how was it put into motion?
Replies: 27
Views: 3669

Re: What is time made of and how was it put into motion?

Snoof wrote:I quite like the answer my second-year special relativity lecturer gave:
Time is that which we measure with a clock.

That was exactly what I was going to post. And what "put it into motion"? God.

Now stop wasting your time and do something useful instead. :P
by Ghandi 2
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Catholic Church to voters: God's watching!
Replies: 74
Views: 6518

Re: Catholic Church to voters: God's watching!

and you must always remember that it is a man, not God, who is Pope A man who, according to church doctrine, god said was infallible. Only in matters of faith in morals and in very narrowly defined circumstances. Everything else doesn't count, and none of the bad popes did anything that met all the...
by Ghandi 2
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Chaos Theory - 100%
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

Re: Chaos Theory - 100%

No, I don't think I even tried. I love that game, though.
by Ghandi 2
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Psychonauts?
Replies: 28
Views: 3646

Re: Psychonauts?

Or off Gametap.
by Ghandi 2
Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 109186

Re: Childhood misconceptions

One time when I was 3ish, my dad wanted to show me this bamboo grove. I adamantly refused because I didn't want to get attacked by a panda. They eat bamboo, there's probably one lurking! Like Calvin's dad had implied, the real answer would have been too complicated for a six-year-old child to unders...
by Ghandi 2
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Catch 22
Replies: 97
Views: 17665

Re:

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:One of the first books I ever read, I was 4 or 5... then again when I was 10 and needed more books to read for some contest at school.

Wow, that explains so much. ;-)

Yeah, it's good.
by Ghandi 2
Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect : Meet and Fuck
Replies: 277
Views: 98312

Re: Mass Effect

Bioware said that there were no plans for a PC version, but if there were one, it wouldn't be for a while (longer than it took for their other games). Which makes sense, since it'd probably be more work. Yeah, it looks great. I'm excited. It's shorter than Bioware is claiming, but it's still a solid...
by Ghandi 2
Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Catholic Church to voters: God's watching!
Replies: 74
Views: 6518

Re: Catholic Church to voters: God's watching!

Jesus frequently encouraged missionary work, which is basically the same thing. They can't force anyone to believe, obviously, but issues like abortion are important enough to warrant enforcement (similar to murder). I could tell you more, but I'm very tired and can't really think straight. It's a ...
by Ghandi 2
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Catholic Church to voters: God's watching!
Replies: 74
Views: 6518

Re: Catholic Church to voters: God's watching!

I don't see what the problem is. God is always watching, and it's just a reminder that who you choose to represent you has consequences, especially on an issue like abortion. The Church has always said things like this in modern times, and making pedophile jokes are just cheap shots (for clarificati...
by Ghandi 2
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Vocaloids! Singing computers!
Replies: 6
Views: 6393

Re: Vocaloids! Singing computers!

Irregardless is not a word. It's listed in the dictionary as slang, but that's only because people keep using it for some reason. It doesn't even make sense.

On-topic: Japan has the craziest things.
by Ghandi 2
Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...
Replies: 193
Views: 40301

Re: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...

I'm not sure, but I was a very good reader in first grade.
by Ghandi 2
Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Do you know music?
Replies: 23
Views: 3175

Re: Do you know music?

...Ok?
by Ghandi 2
Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore!
Replies: 55
Views: 5669

Re: Spore!

I don't know; past experiences don't necessarily prove the future. In all likelihood, yes, the game won't live up to the hype, but I doubt it will be as much of a letdown as, for instance, Fable was. For that matter, it's possible that the game will live up to the hype. I mean, we've already got vi...
by Ghandi 2
Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore!
Replies: 55
Views: 5669

Re: Spore!

It's a good concept, but I don't think it will be able to live up to it. These games never do, and never can live up to such massive hype.
by Ghandi 2
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Spore!
Replies: 55
Views: 5669

Re: Spore!

A game has never lived up to its hype.

Except for Mass Effect. ;-)
by Ghandi 2
Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0342: "1337: Part 2"
Replies: 99
Views: 30241

Re: 1337: Part 2 Discussion

Did anyone else cringe at "like a ring in a bell"?
by Ghandi 2
Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 378200

Re:

I think I posted this somewhere else, but hare goes again... Misconception: Because I play the guitar and sing, I know how to play every song ever written. Grrrr... Okay, getting a bit obscure here. But I went to see Peter Hammill a few years ago (read ten). Some yahoo in the crowd kept yelling, &q...
by Ghandi 2
Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Depressing Films
Replies: 201
Views: 21701

Re:

I've mentioned this movie in another thread as a really good movie, but Irréversible (a very good french movie) is absolutely depressing. It made me hate myself for being male. Fuck that shit. Wow, I haven't seen almost any of these movies. I guess I don't like being depressed for 3 days after I w...
by Ghandi 2
Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Interesting Music Facts
Replies: 60
Views: 7232

Re: Interesting Music Facts

Roger Waters is tone deaf, according to Rick Wright, who had to tune his bass before every show. I call bullshit on this one. I've seen Roger Waters in concert. Also, there are visual tuners abound, so one need not have any sense of pitch whatsoever to accurately tune a guitar or bass. That's what ...
by Ghandi 2
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Interesting Music Facts
Replies: 60
Views: 7232

Re: Interesting Music Facts

I am 99.99% sure that Jimmy Page did not invent distortion as we now know it. That one guy invented the power chord in the '50s (forgot his name), lots of other groups at the time were doing similar things at the time, and I've never heard anything similar to that from anyone else. Roger Waters is t...
by Ghandi 2
Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: How do you read?
Replies: 136
Views: 22724

Re: How do you read?

It's called subvocalization. It's been brought up in the speedreading class that I'm taking (and not doing a good job in because I'm not doing the work because it's tedious and I'm lazy). Basically, the idea is that there are 4 levels of the speed of your reading: reading out loud, reading quietly b...
by Ghandi 2
Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!
Replies: 360
Views: 48538

Re: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!

One thing Gentle Giant could much better than King Crimson was vocal arrangements. Try GG's knots (yeah, from the R.D.Laing) versus KC's Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With , and I think GG comes out on top. Also, theirs predates the other by 25 years or so. But then, you can tell from their ...
by Ghandi 2
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 284948

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

I'm going to agree with most of them, except that I liked Heart of Darkness a lot, although I admit it was extremely difficult to read and not always in a good way. I hated Neuromancer. I am in awe of his imagination, but I didn't like the prose all that much (too Hemmingway-esque), the plot wasn't ...
by Ghandi 2
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!
Replies: 360
Views: 48538

Re: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!

Gentle Giant are a second tier prog band. They never made it as big as KC, Yes, etc., but they're as close as you can get to being popular without being one of the big seven or a popular prog metal band. I know SGM are a fairly big avant group, but still ;-) That other stuff is cool though. But that...
by Ghandi 2
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 97602

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

Prog rock is great. To jdege: I find pop music mostly pretty boring, but there's a lot avant-garde and other people who accomplished a lot in their 4 minute songs. Also, the Aphex Twin image is really a parody piece of 20th century classical music by some guy. I don't remember what it's called, but ...
by Ghandi 2
Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Peak oil?
Replies: 137
Views: 13465

Re: Peak oil?

I always get really depressed for a few days after I read about peak oil. I hope we manage to get out of it, but since there's nothing I can do about it, as I am not particularly talented in math, I just sit back and enjoy the ride. I might die, and going to college might be a huge waste of money, b...
by Ghandi 2
Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 106425

Re: Metal

Only a few times. I've heard it's very good, if not quite on the level of Of Natural History. Free napster has it if you want to listen to it 3 times for free.
by Ghandi 2
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 106425

Re: Metal

I like Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, and lately I've been enjoying Unexpect.

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