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by 2DMan
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Immortality
Replies: 79
Views: 8543

Why would anyone want to live forever? "I'm going to live forever or die trying." That's a stupid question, if you don't want to live forever you're essentially commiting suicide. In a way, perhaps, if you mean that in the case that you have access to immortality but choose not to take it...
by 2DMan
Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2461476

Door mat. Don't be one. "Nice guy." Don't be one. Get what you want fair and square and don't stop fighting until you get it. I've lurked your threads. Hrm... [SNIP] ...You do. TRY. SURMOUNT. BE HUMAN. Mewling and suffering and running yourself into walls by doing nothing is for dogs. I'm...
by 2DMan
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2461476

Confession: I hide in the internet with the kittens. It's safer.

... at least until someone makes the inevitable 'pussy' joke, anyway.
by 2DMan
Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 76094

zed0 wrote:[Outcast pic goes here]


I still need to play that game. I've meant to pick it up for ages.
by 2DMan
Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Just how gullible and stupid do some people think we are?
Replies: 14
Views: 2972

Blasted Yahoo must keep moving 'em around, worked when I set it up.
by 2DMan
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Just how gullible and stupid do some people think we are?
Replies: 14
Views: 2972

Re: Just how gullible and stupid do some people think we are

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/1479/im:/070814/photos_wl_afp/9b642ce03da0ca6ebe1cf275387d552c;_ylt=AsVA7W6jqWC7TdYMyVp7eB8KO7gF That link leads me to photo #1 of a slideshow of 476... which picture particularly are you referring to? Guess they must've messed with the linkage over at Yahoo! Anyway,...
by 2DMan
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So, your girlfriend/boyfriend thought π≈3
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Yeah, I thought it looked like spam, too. The failure to display the 'pi' symbol really doesn't help.
by 2DMan
Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Immortality
Replies: 79
Views: 8543

Is it possible to have two of you? As in, through some process, there are now two individuals that up until recently where the same individual. Ah! Thank you. I knew I'd forgotten something important to do with the clone immortality debate. With regards to my earlier point... Note that, when you cl...
by 2DMan
Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Immortality
Replies: 79
Views: 8543

I understand the concept, but what bothers me is that if I build a brain that is an exact replica of mine, it is not me in there, just a copy of me, I think I will still dissappear when my original brain gets destroyed, there is no transfer just a copying process. Yeah. In effect, if you die and ar...
by 2DMan
Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Supernatural - yes or no
Replies: 93
Views: 11287

Personally, I consider everything to be within the remit of science, because science is by definition an attempt to understand the rules of the universe. Anything that exists must be within the universe and therefore follows the rules by definition - if it doesn't follow our current rules, it merely...
by 2DMan
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: xkcd's: 10,000 reasons why mankind is doomed
Replies: 285
Views: 31681

#74: Somebody already worked out how to destroy the Earth in a number of different ways. It would take a minuscule fraction of this to just kill humanity.
by 2DMan
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Curse words
Replies: 65
Views: 4796

I'm quite weird when it comes to swearing. I use a lot of slightly archaic non-swearwords, such as 'blast' or 'rats' when annoyed. Very occasionally, when I think it's worth it, I'll actually swear properly, but generally with fairly weak swearwords. I never shout 'em, either, I just put force in th...
by 2DMan
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Worst Death Ever (split from Paranoia Live)
Replies: 62
Views: 5641

I plan to not die. Ever.

But failing that, falling from a great height would suck. All that thinking time on the way down? Not cool.
by 2DMan
Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Life Advice
Replies: 262
Views: 19922

by 2DMan
Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 184566

well... thanks, now I've bought the series... I only caught a few episodes when it originally showed, and never really got into it (which I blame on the scheduling). When Sci-Fi ran it I discovered how amazing the series was (more proof of the supreme talent of J.W.) congratulations. You are now &q...
by 2DMan
Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0299: "Aeris Dies"
Replies: 187
Views: 50908

If you want a really moving, intelligent videogame, play Ico. I don't think they actually printed any copies of Ico. They just sent out the review versions to a few people to make us all want it enough that we'd consider the festering pile of crap that was Shadow of the Colossus to be an adequate s...
by 2DMan
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Too Many Ninjas!
Replies: 29
Views: 7788

My top score is 54, but that happened before we were particularly thinking about scoreboards. So I have no proof. Disbelieve me if you so wish, but 54 isn't as hard as it at first looks.
by 2DMan
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2461476

On a related note (mild confession, I guess, but not really) I absolutely can't stand the use of 'fancy' for such things. That is, "I fancy [him/her/name]" or whatever. It feels so... purely physical. It's one of the few words we have for saying that we are romantically interested in someo...
by 2DMan
Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "That weird thing you do" thread
Replies: 200
Views: 15554

I spend so much time with my head leaning slightly to the right that, by the end of the day, the hair on the left side of my head is plastered to my head and the hair on the right of my head sticks out at a 30 degree angle.
by 2DMan
Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Life Advice
Replies: 262
Views: 19922

Never ever lose the sense of childlike innocence you had when you were eight, if you can help it. It's a bitch to get back if you lose it, it will occasionally get you in trouble, but screw the current implication that you have to grow up fast. Growing up sucks. Some of the coolest, most cheerful, g...
by 2DMan
Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "That weird thing you do" thread
Replies: 200
Views: 15554

I dunno if this is exactly wierd, but I write in a different way than everyone in my class. I write with my pencil resting on my ring finger, while everyone else writes with the pencil on the middle finger. Oh, hey, I do that! Never known anyone else who writes that way. Drove my old handwriting te...
by 2DMan
Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Paranoia Live- any takers?
Replies: 170
Views: 14680

I'm a Classic fan, personally. Also, I am led to believe that Fieari is an excellent GM (although I've never played one of his games), so doubtless any and all newbies will have a great time and die repeatedly. This is the essence of Paranoia, if you're new! I was going to just watch my first game o...
by 2DMan
Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stardust
Replies: 51
Views: 7745

I saw a trailer when I went to watch Transformers and must admit, I thought "Hey, I'd watch that."
by 2DMan
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0297: "Lisp Cycles"
Replies: 86
Views: 23730

If you don't know Lisp (preferably Scheme) you can't call yourself a computer scientist. Neither can you without knowing C and atleast a little bit of assembly. And what magical knowledge do Lisp, C and assembly grant that we can't get anywhere else? What arcane wisdom comes down from on high when ...
by 2DMan
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Basic requirement
Replies: 10
Views: 2675

VOIP software ( Skype is popular), a microphone of some kind, preferably headphones or a headset (because if you use speakers you'll get horrible echoey feedback-ness), and an internet connection. I think that's it, as far as I know. Well, and people to call, but I assume you have that bit covered.
by 2DMan
Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Paranoia Live- any takers?
Replies: 170
Views: 14680

Long-time member of Paranoia-Live here, and I'm interested. Haven't played in a while, really should get back into it. This weekend I'm not around, but after that I'd be up for a game any time over the weekend as long as it isn't late Sunday night (BST). Who would be GMing the game? Two of my friend...
by 2DMan
Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 184566

Niska: Mr. Reynolds. You died, Mr. Reynolds. Mal: Seemed like the thing to do. Niska: When you die, I can't hurt you any more. Favourite part of that episode. Of course, there's always: Mal: "I know it's a… difficult mission, but you and I… have to get it on." Zoe: "I understand....
by 2DMan
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1712
Views: 338860

Aang's style is my favourite. I've always been a fan of misdirective combat and Air is my favourite element, so... glee. Total agreement. Airbending rocks all things. Or, y'know, airs all things. I think the comparison comes from the fighting, at least it does for me. Alchemy when used in combat co...
by 2DMan
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 208674

X was the first one I played and so I have a permanent soft spot for it (and you can't say Yuna's dance for the dead near the beginning wasn't awesome) Watch me. Yuna's dance for the dead near the beginning wasn't awesome. X was terrible; none of the characters had any depth beyond "We're guar...
by 2DMan
Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Kids names?
Replies: 216
Views: 14257

bookishbunny wrote:True Story: I knew somebody named Robin Hood who lived on Sherwood Forest Lane.

Did he move there intentionally?
by 2DMan
Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 208674

People are jumping up and down on my dreams. Look, it's really cute, okay? It was fun. Meanies. Also, my capacity for rational counter-arguments is just collapsing utterly. So, um, Final Fantasy games that aren't III, then. VI is rockin', X was the first one I played and so I have a permanent soft s...
by 2DMan
Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 208674

I was hooked when I saw the Red Mage pimp outfit, personally. Some things are just too awesome.
by 2DMan
Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 208674

Narsil wrote:Final Fantasy III for the DS was complete and utter trash and I will never buy another Final Fantasy product.


Ya big meanie. I love that game.
by 2DMan
Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Kids names?
Replies: 216
Views: 14257

I'd prefer a daughter, too, although probably for slightly different reasons... It means that during the difficult teenage years, the mother can deal with the complicated stuff and I just get to frown upon/disapprove of various would-be suitors. Should it come to that, I quite like Amy as a name. I'...
by 2DMan
Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 208674

i guess they also remade an FFIII for DS that is supposed to be something else? BAH! I never understood why Square felt the need to change the numbers when they came over to the US. Why they wanted to do it was because they never released the actual first three (I think three) FFs in the west, and ...
by 2DMan
Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2615927

No! No! Leave it! It's cool! Why take a risk!? I agree with __Kit, as I've got long hair too. It's different and interesting. Anyway, don't lose the hair, I like it. Yeah, same here. Keep the cool long hair. I've got semi-long hair, growing longer. It's fun! Besides, hair grows back slowly, so neve...
by 2DMan
Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Kids names?
Replies: 216
Views: 14257

Now I almost feel guilty for planning to call my son, were I ever to have one, 'Peter'. Sort of a family tradition thing, alternating 'Tom' and 'Peter' for firstborn males of each generation. You receive no points for guessing my name and my father's name, by the way. None at all. Although you might...
by 2DMan
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "That weird thing you do" thread
Replies: 200
Views: 15554

I am totally reliant on my own judgement of the way I act, because I will randomly blank out on recent actions. Small things, big things, happened not two seconds back, doesn't really matter - my short term memory just randomly wipes, and then I'll hit a point where I realise that I can't remember w...
by 2DMan
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 184566

Kaylee was super-cute and I loved how she always tried to cheer everyone up, and her dress in Shindig sealed the deal (so much pink!). Aww, yeah, Kaylee in Shindig was just hyper-cute. I love that episode so much, because it has so many good moments. Not just Kaylee's dress and her being the centre...
by 2DMan
Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1712
Views: 338860

I have so much love for this show, really well made, developed characters and the combat/Bending stuff is (as many have noted) awesome. On the FMA point, though, Bending is very different from Alchemy. I rather liked the Alchemy that FMA used, although there were times when it felt too close to the ...

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