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by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal
Replies: 152
Views: 14914

Re: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal

GoldenCalf: I think you're forgetting that the other five ships surrendered peacefully, and that the IDF had every reason not to expect a violent response because of that. EDIT: that said, I'm not saying that they acted ideally, but rather that they acted reasonably. Sorry, I just can't see it this...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 258692

Re: The worst film you've seen

Anaconda was pretty damn bad. It has glitzy Hollywood production so it seems less of a shit pile than it really is, but it's an actual factual B-movie, and a very bad one too. I was dragged to many crappy movies by friends in high school, and as far as I can remember that one took the cake and ate ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal
Replies: 152
Views: 14914

Re: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal

Doing nothing while attempting to get more info wasn't an option if they intended to continue the blockade. You call it doing nothing, I call it gathering operational intelligence. That's what I used to do in my military service, and every time it's done right, it brings a situation down from "...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2375002

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

voicedotter wrote:where is the New Zealand on your list of places you want to go?


There is "the" New Zealand?!

j/k j/k.. it's alongside Australia, and overall the chart of me-want-go-there tends to change from time to time. Japan is always on the top, though :)
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd is a "legendary" site, according to Mensa
Replies: 61
Views: 8636

Re: xkcd is a "legendary" site, according to Mensa

There should be a rule that says if a website of certain domain is considered legendary, all subdomains inherit that attribute as well. We can call it object-oriented awesomeness.
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2375002

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi Golden Calf with female baby and female cat, who beats up people with fishing rods and steals their fish :D . Do you happen to work in Ra'anana? No, Tel Aviv, but that'll change soon, 'cause daddy wants to work closer to baby. It will be either Netanya or Caesaria, and save approx. 2 hours of tr...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal
Replies: 152
Views: 14914

Re: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal

this is of course without getting into the question of legality, Since that is exactly what this commission investigated, I am entirely unsurprised their conclusions were different than yours. The only conclusions I've had were to do with the actual execution of the operation, which is also a part ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2375002

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey there :) I just realized there's an introduction thread. At least I know there's a comic.. Been a member for almost a year now, but don't have that many posts to my name. It's actually characteristic of me - I'm a bit shy and mostly quiet, and speak up only when I feel I have something meaningfu...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal
Replies: 152
Views: 14914

Re: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal

But regardless, I don't think anyone sees this report as representing anything other than the official Israeli position on the raid, in the same way that the Turkish report which placed all the blame on Israel and the IDF is the official report of those who supported the flotilla. You don't see any...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)
Replies: 34
Views: 20575

Re: لنتكلم العربية (Arabic practice)

يالله, باعمل "نيكرو" على التسلسل...

اهلا وصهلا ورحمة الله وبركاته. آنا عجل الذهب, واباعرف اللغة العربية. تعلمتها من جدتي اللي اجت من العراق. بافرح لمساعدة كل من يريد يتعلم او يدرب اللغة
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal
Replies: 152
Views: 14914

Re: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal

What this was, in essence, is nothing more than a challenging situation of crowd control. The crowd is on board a ship and is armed with cold weapons. Most of the "perpetrators" are on the top deck waving said weapons and chanting racist slogans. Previous attempts at contacting the vessel ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal
Replies: 152
Views: 14914

Re: Commission finds Israeli Flotilla raid legal

Yea, that's the one. It's gotten about a thousand times more coverage than the much larger scale recent events in Tunisia which claimed many more lives and brought down a government. And in case you're wondering, it's a whitewash. A ship-seize operation that lacks any intelligence of what the situat...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 317
Views: 179127

Re: I need a Movie Recommendation

Thanks people :) I've been meaning to watch Event Horizon, Ring (US version) and Session 9 for quite some time now but haven't done anything about it yet 'cause I'm such a lazy bastard. The Descent I didn't really like, though it is well made and the sexeh ladies, too . Zohar's right, maybe what I'm...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 317
Views: 179127

Re: I need a Movie Recommendation

Howdy. I am the Golden Calf, and I have a problem. I really enjoy horror movies, but still I've seen far too little of them, and liked even less. I like horror films for the creepy atmosphere and the feelings of nervousness and unease, and find the element of life threatening danger or actual death ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:36 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)
Replies: 92
Views: 27526

Re: עברית! (Hebrew, obviously)

אז אתה מוזמן לדבר איתי :) בתור ישראלי יהודי שמדבר גם ערבית זה מדהים לראות כמה מעט ישראלים יהודים מדברים ערבית, כשכמעט כל הערבים הישראלים והפלסטינים מדברים עברית לא רעה בכלל. יתרון גדול לטובתם :) רוב הזמן ערבים מאוד מופתעים לגלות שאני מבין מה הם מדברים ביניהם. דרך אגב, אנגר, אתה ישראלי במקור? העברית ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Dubsteppin'
Replies: 98
Views: 47580

Re: Dubsteppin'

I have a problem with dubstep.. I love fat bass, dub rhythms and dark atmosphere, but too much of this particular genre is just tracks locking into a simple groove and staying exactly the same for 5-6 minutes. Seriously, it's dark pad + wobble bass + boom - boom - click, boom - boom - click with a r...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0846: "Dental Nerve"
Replies: 135
Views: 36600

Re: 0846: "Dental Nerve"

Ha ha. Not funny.

Alt text's kind of amusing, though.
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477228

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

That's exactly his thing, leaving things open. Makes it feel all the more surreal, and I like that, only it gets a little tired after 3-4 books.
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477228

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

"Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami. It's really very good, and I love Murakami, it's just that reading his stuff feels like he's weirding you out just to weird you out. There's nothing behind it. People talk to cats, fish fall from the sky, Colonel Sanders is a classy pimp and ghosts ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I feel really grown up when..
Replies: 171
Views: 20516

Re: I feel really grown up when..

Owning a family-size car.

Being stuck in traffic with said car on the way to the office.

The office. My god, the office.
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 96487

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

Jave D wrote:Well, I'm obviously only talking about the American music scene.


Again, what kind of music? if you look at jazz, for instance, you'll see a lot more pianos than guitars. Not all American music is rock, mind you.
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Radiothread
Replies: 265
Views: 83735

Re: Radiothread

TA67 wrote:I never got into Radiohead. I have no idea why...they just never stood out to me. I've tried, nothing's ever clicked. grr.


Well, there's a pill you have to take. Consult your physician. Worked wonders for all the rest of us here.
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 96487

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

Jave D wrote:Piano is not as popular as guitar is.


This entirely depends on which musical scene you're considering.
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Neo-Fascist Project in Israel"
Replies: 29
Views: 4203

Re: "Neo-Fascist Project in Israel"

This isn't very new, and so far (a few months) didn't drum up a whole lot of attention or action, besides the initial provocation and the government response mentioned above. This may mean the enterprise pretty much failed, as anyone with a shred of self awareness can realize how seriously fucked up...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas: What did you get?
Replies: 144
Views: 23731

Re: Christmas: What did you get?

I don't even celebrate Christmas, and still I got an adorable baby daughter who shits all over the place.
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1177664

Re: What are you listening to?

Abakus - Rainbow Warrior

And by that I have found the best kind of music to write code to - corny psychedelic chillout.
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 96487

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

For this to happen there will have to be a legal definition of "Awful Music". Beware such definitions, for you might not like what they will include.

Either that or you've just said you hate Bob Dylan, which is fine.
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kurt Vonnegut, Best writer ever?
Replies: 23
Views: 5289

Re: Kurt Vonnegut, Best writter ever?

having this crazy Uncle just telling these bizarre stories he's making up somewhat ahead of time and somewhat as he goes along. Exactly. I remember reading Timequake, which is an unfinished story blended with random thoughts and personal tales Vonnegut released near the end of his days. Wasn't very...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477228

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Microscopic cog wrote:I want to read In the name of the Rose one day, but the difficult language scares me.


Man, you're reading F-ing Joyce right now. Anything by Eco is a much easier read, don't let that stop you :)
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477228

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco. Halfway through. Hooked by the mystery, slighty frustrated at my inability to maintain the various religious historical factions and figures in my head. Oh man, enjoy. One of my favorite books by one of my favorite writers. If you like his style then Foucault's P...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ambient/Glitch
Replies: 31
Views: 10511

Re: Ambient/Glitch

Autechre and Matmos got waaay pretentious and boring almost immediately after the turn of the millennium (that Bug remix kicks ass, though. thanks ), Plaid keep trying to go techno-pop ever since Double Figure, something that almost seems like a managerial decision of the guys at Warp, judging by t...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 96487

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

That's what I like about playing the flute. Everyone treats you like a tuning fork and fall in line. But, of course, if there's a piano in the room...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ambient/Glitch
Replies: 31
Views: 10511

Re: Ambient/Glitch

Autechre and Matmos got waaay pretentious and boring almost immediately after the turn of the millennium (that Bug remix kicks ass, though. thanks :)), Plaid keep trying to go techno-pop ever since Double Figure, something that almost seems like a managerial decision of the guys at Warp, judging by ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ambient/Glitch
Replies: 31
Views: 10511

Re: Ambient/Glitch

I particularly like Monolake. Ah, yes. Good old Mr. Henke, the pretentious-dork-genius. Maybe not the best kind of genius, but awesome all the same. One of the first electronic artists I got into around 10 years ago. There were a slew of glitchy ambient-tech artists these days, many of which didn't...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Good Smoothie Recipes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2503

Re: Good Smoothie Recipes?

Thanks :) I've never tried making one myself, but thinking about that closed bottle of Cuervo black in my cupboard it may happen sometime soon. In the meantime I'm sticking to the local favorite, frozen grapefruit anisette ( Arak ). Anyway I was thinking more in the perverse banana-bourbon vein, I h...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ambient/Glitch
Replies: 31
Views: 10511

Re: Ambient/Glitch

Have you heard the new Deepchord presents Echospace? It's called Liumin and the second disc is a set of reduced edits of the first. Definitely worth picking up. I haven't been up to date with Deepchord or Modern Love releases as they got a bit more-of-the-same over time, but I sure am feeling the i...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Good Smoothie Recipes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2503

Re: Good Smoothie Recipes?

Any thoughts/recommendations on making the smoothie alcoholic?
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 96487

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

Zanmanoodle wrote:a synth's status as a musical instrument is debatable.


I know you said carry on, but I'd like to know why is that? as far as I'm informed, a washboard can be a musical instrument, so why on earth not a synth? what makes a guitar superior?


If you feel better dropping the issue just say so.
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 96487

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

Not sure exactly how unpopular this is, but taking on a minor theme from above I say that the best music performances are made by Nerds looking down on gadgets
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bad Sex in Literature Award
Replies: 62
Views: 16836

Re: Bad Sex in Literature Award

I bit deep into her vulva to swallow it whole


I don't even have a vulva, and still it hurts so bad.

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