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by Grishnakh
Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2716078

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Djehutynakht wrote:This showed up while I was perusing the internet to procrastinate.

Seriously?


Perhaps it is meant to represent King Jacob Zuma, sitting in his Royal Palace Nkandla, while the people mass at the gates.
by Grishnakh
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 566182

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Since the Israelis are issuing warnings before launching air strikes on Gaza, what is the actual target of these strikes? One would assume they are targeting the rocketeers, but I guess they will also get the warnings and just leave before the bombs drop? Are they targeting weapon stockpiles or are ...
by Grishnakh
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9398078

Re: Fluff

I've always wondered if placing all sorts of very specific requirements on a password makes it easier to crack using brute force. If you know the password must be between x and y characters and contain one number, one capital letter and one picture of your mom, then you can exclude a shitload of cha...
by Grishnakh
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13432
Views: 1775943

Re: Today I Learned

addams wrote:Winkel is a joke of a word.
I wonder what it means.


"Winkel" means store/shop ( a place where you buy things ), in Dutch and Afrikaans.
by Grishnakh
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP Nelson Mandela
Replies: 36
Views: 4887

Re: RIP Nelson Mandela

@Zamfir, regarding the timing of the fall of Apartheid. This is not Official History, but a theory based on a conversation I've had with a man who played a small but not insignificant role in the Liberation Struggle, and somewhat supported by a radio interview I heard with some of those arrested at ...
by Grishnakh
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9398078

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

I thought crochet was some sort of sport for the elderly, or perhaps a Dutch delicatessen.

I only learned during the last olympic games that Badminton does not involve any horses.
by Grishnakh
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Meteor attack in Russia
Replies: 92
Views: 14242

Re: Meteor attack in Russia

In response to this heinous attack on its people, Russia has declared war against space.
by Grishnakh
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2716078

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Not funny news: Oscar Pistorius (the guy who competed in the Olympics with prosthetic legs) allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend in the early hours of Valentine's Day. Initial reports said he mistook her for a burglar, but later reports said that the neighbours heard fighting long before the sho...
by Grishnakh
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 713130

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Remember not to assign squads with female dwarves to your danger rooms.

My danger room is overflowing with dwarven baby blood, and I now have a very unhappy Macelord in my fortress. I'd be unhappy too, if my baby got impaled with ten wooden spears while I was holding it.
by Grishnakh
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9398078

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

You know when you play a game long enough for a while you start to experience things in the format of the game... Well, I've very recently got into Dwarf Fortress and have been playing it a bit too much. Yesterday I went to see The Hobbit and given the flexibility of dwarf fortress a good portion o...
by Grishnakh
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Spreek Nederlands en Praat Afrikaans (Dutch & Afrikaans)
Replies: 418
Views: 136625

Re: Spreek Nederlands en Praat Afrikaans (Dutch & Afrikaans)

I was trying to confirm an anecdote I heard, but first I wanted to check how a Dutch person would parse that sentence without context. The story is that a Afrikaans man asked for the bill at a restaurant in The Netherlands, and asked "Verskoon my, kan ek asseblief die slip kry?" (Excuse me...
by Grishnakh
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Spreek Nederlands en Praat Afrikaans (Dutch & Afrikaans)
Replies: 418
Views: 136625

Re: Spreek Nederlands en Praat Afrikaans (Dutch & Afrikaans)

Thank you very much for putting yourself through so much pain on my account. I'd worked out that it was a football reference (rugby is pretty popular here too) but the euphemism had escaped me. Mostly I was checking for some words that didn't show up in the dictionaries I checked and had to make a ...
by Grishnakh
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Spreek Nederlands en Praat Afrikaans (Dutch & Afrikaans)
Replies: 418
Views: 136625

Re: Spreek Nederlands en Praat Afrikaans (Dutch & Afrikaans)

I'm no Dutch or Afrikaans speaker, but I was trying to translate the lyrics to an Afrikaans song using a combination of Google Translate, online dictionaries and my own common sense when neither gave me a believable answer. Could someone take a look at what I've got to see if I was close? The song ...
by Grishnakh
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 142258

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

I got a retail preorder copy of the game, on the box is sticker that says "Including Elite Soldier Pack" and a bit of paper inside the box with an activation code for the Elite Soldier Pack. The instructions only says to enter the activation code after installing the game, but I can't find...
by Grishnakh
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tell me a story.
Replies: 11
Views: 2507

Re: Tell me a story.

Magnanimous wrote:Read The Last Question by Isaac Asimov.


That was glorious, thank you.
by Grishnakh
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bird Poop and Luck; the truth behind aerial fecal matter
Replies: 8
Views: 4910

Re: Bird Poop and Luck; the truth behind aerial fecal matter

eSOANEM wrote:You've obviously never had to sweep up swan poop.

Is your avatar a photo of you, sweeping up swan poop?
by Grishnakh
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 590313

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

I am trying to do a no fast-travel play through with my current character. It can be a bit frustrating at times. My biggest gripe with the game is what I perceive to be lazy quest design piggy-backing on fast-travel and quest markers. Since the quests were designed with fast-travel and quest markers...
by Grishnakh
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X
Replies: 30
Views: 13312

Re: Translations needed: Talk to Me in X

Afrikaans: "Praat met my in die Afrikaans." The correct form of the phrase in Afrikaans would be: Praat met my in Afrikaans . You don't need the "die". I'm not sure if using it with the "die" is technically correct or not, but an Afrikaans speaker would look at you fun...
by Grishnakh
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13432
Views: 1775943

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned some of the more inventive ways animals can be used in warfare: Bat Bomb . Upon reaching a certain altitude, a parachute would deploy and the casing would open up to release bats with incendiary devices attached. The bats would roost in buildings, and a timer would start the fires. ...
by Grishnakh
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: SEGA: Total War
Replies: 93
Views: 20504

Re: SEGA: Total War

Yes, I know, it is wishful thinking on my part. A man must dream. It is great that they are going back to the Roman period again. Historical strategy games tend to have its first installment in ancient times, then somewhere in the middle-ages, then guns and cannons and then they sort of fizzle out. ...
by Grishnakh
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1078: "Knights"
Replies: 164
Views: 55852

Re: 1078: "Knights"

This reminds me of a scene from Terry Pratchett's Interesting Times
Spoiler:
Where one guy is trying to teach a Barbarian of the Silver Horde to play chess, but the Barbarian's tactic is to rush all his pieces forward simultaneously and then set his opponents pieces on fire.
by Grishnakh
Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Going to Play with Scientologists Today
Replies: 50
Views: 10348

Re: Going to Play with Scientologists Today

If you see Tom, tell him he is Cruising for a bruising
by Grishnakh
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: SEGA: Total War
Replies: 93
Views: 20504

Re: SEGA: Total War

So Total War: Rome II has been announced, to be released Late 2013. Some info, a live-action trailer and an interview with the developers can be found on that finest source of unbiased pc-gaming journalism: Rock, Paper, Shotgun . After spending a lot of time with Crusader kings II and Mount and Blad...
by Grishnakh
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Good book to learn bass on?
Replies: 9
Views: 3729

Re: Good book to learn bass on?

Not a book, but http://www.studybass.com/ is a great online resource for learning the basics(ha!).
by Grishnakh
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2716078

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Unremorseful Burglar wrote: I'm going to run you through

the dumb mistakes you made.
by Grishnakh
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Alcohol -> better person?
Replies: 18
Views: 4042

Re: Alcohol -> better person?

Pie! somewhere above you suggested that it might be sad, this business of being more sociable when drunk. Abandon that line of thought! I remember in high school, we had this guidance class that was more an excuse to throw Jesus at our faces than giving any actual guidance. In this class, we where o...
by Grishnakh
Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 590313

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

Apparently, there is a serial knee-shooter on the loose in Skyrim, causing many a young adventurer to abandon plans of fame and glory and pursue a career as town watchman.
by Grishnakh
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Booty shaking causes skyscraper evacuation in S. Korea
Replies: 13
Views: 4035

Re: Booty shaking causes skyscraper evacuation in S. Korea

This was obviously a terrorist attack by Sheik Yerbouti.
by Grishnakh
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mental Patient Uprising
Replies: 16
Views: 2916

Re: Mental Patient Uprising

Fear of living on
Natives getting restless now
Mutiny in the air
Got some death to do
by Grishnakh
Fri May 06, 2011 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9398078

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

Oregonaut wrote:Am I evil? Yes, I am.


Was your mother a witch and burned alive?
by Grishnakh
Thu May 05, 2011 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Influence of the Iliad?
Replies: 5
Views: 2695

Re: Influence of the Iliad?

Achilles, Agony and Ecstasy by Manowar
by Grishnakh
Thu May 05, 2011 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 88211

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

I don't understand this business with the fear of provoking the terrorists. Surely they are already provoked? I mean they were provoked enough ten years ago to go flying planes into buildings and whatnot, and I am not aware that their fundamental reasons for doing so has gone away. Did they at some ...
by Grishnakh
Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Talk thread: Oregonaut's Story
Replies: 260
Views: 19346

Re: Talk thread: Oregonaut's Story

I like it your story, Oregonman.

I thought the trigger warning was for the use of the word "rim job".

Back to the Lurkmobile!
by Grishnakh
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 37370

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

I love lamp!
by Grishnakh
Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9398078

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

I'm not the one who made the world what it is today I'm not the one who caused the problems started long ago But now I deal with all the consequences that troubles our times I carry on and never once have even questioned why I'm innocent But the wieght of the world is on my shoulders I'm innocent B...
by Grishnakh
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 713130

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

I was more amused than concerned at the thought really. And now for something completely different. I've built a roughly 10x10 tower at the entrance to my fortress, to be occupied by my marksdwarfs in case of an assault, but I'm struggling to get my marksdwarfs to use it. The "tower" is ju...
by Grishnakh
Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 713130

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Sigun Regazin has been quite content lately. He took joy in slaughter lately. He was unable to find somebody in charge to yell at lately.


I wonder what prompted that last thought?

I wish my wartiger and warlions would mate. I want warligers.
by Grishnakh
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9398078

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

SecondTalon wrote:Dinosaurs : Fucking Heroes


I dislike the mental image of Dinosaurs Fucking Heroes. I believe they deserve better.
by Grishnakh
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pee standing up?
Replies: 42
Views: 7412

Re: Pee standing up?

I voted otter/duck, because I usually pee with my otter/duck.

Spoiler:
Whilst standing. Unless I do other shit (like deffecating, among others).

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