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by GrawSith
Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:16 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Motorola Xoom: Should I?
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Motorola Xoom: Should I?

I apologise in advance if this topic is in the wrong subforum. So I've been reading reviews of the Motorola Xoom, and the general consensus is... Hardware's pretty good, software has some nice ideas, hopefully they'll iron out the bugs in future updates. All these reviews were from February & M...
by GrawSith
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mis-Marketed Movies
Replies: 35
Views: 6943

Mis-Marketed Movies

I recently finished watching Reality Bites (a amazing movie that seems to perfectly capture the 90's spirit). But on the DVD box, the tagline reads "A Comedy About Love In The 90's". Which it really isn't . It's a comedy (sort-of) about loneliness, desperation and coming-of-age in the 90's...
by GrawSith
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMIT!")
Replies: 54
Views: 9551

Re: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMI

I'm really a fan of Alpha Protocol's lockpicking minigame, it's simple but surprisingly effective. Here's a screenie: http://img.gamespot.com/gamespot/images/2010/146/reviews/945402_20100527_embed013.jpg You use the left trigger (or mouse) to slide each pin into position, and then lock it into posit...
by GrawSith
Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMIT!")
Replies: 54
Views: 9551

Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMIT!")

I've got an Oblivion LP on my left and an Alpha Protocol video on my right, and I just thought: We sure do a lot of lockpicking in games, don't we? And then I got to thinking about which lockpicking minigames are the best (Fallout 3 and Alpha Protocol share the trophy in my mind). I'm curious to see...
by GrawSith
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things you always watch/read/play again when it's mentioned.
Replies: 28
Views: 4417

Re: Things you always watch/read/play again when it's mentio

Another one: If I owned a computer that had the magical ancient hardware capable of running it, I'd probably play System Shock 2 every time I see Bioshock on the gameblogs.

Also, Rageguy comics.
by GrawSith
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things you always watch/read/play again when it's mentioned.
Replies: 28
Views: 4417

Things you always watch/read/play again when it's mentioned.

A popular tagline for the game Deus Ex is " When it's mentioned, someone will reinstall it ". I find this to be incredibly true, even for things that aren't games. My question unto you guys is: Are there any games/books/shows/etc that you always go back to whenever you hear about them? For...
by GrawSith
Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Emotibase, the emotion database
Replies: 5
Views: 3924

Re: Emotibase, the emotion database

poxic wrote:Why not make it as open and friendly as Wikipedia?


That was his intention. I'll pass this along.

Edit: IM'ed Stevo the link, according to him it was just a mishap in the configuration. It should be okay now.
by GrawSith
Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Emotibase, the emotion database
Replies: 5
Views: 3924

Emotibase, the emotion database

A friend of mine by the name of Stevo linked me to this , a website he made called Emotibase which is apparently his endeavor to create a wiki for emotions. He's recruiting local friends to help him out, and when I suggested that he should cast the net a little wider, he said I could feel free to &q...
by GrawSith
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9989
Views: 1999019

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

Currently wanting to learn a new language. After four years of hobby-coding in Python & Ruby, it's a little stale for me. Right now I'm split between trying functional programming (Erlang or Haskell), or going back in time and trying pure C (after years of "this = that", explicitly set...
by GrawSith
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Reliable, Flexible Web Host Needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: Reliable, Flexible Web Host Needed!

SWGlassPit wrote:I use Nearly Free Speech. It gives me shell access, works fine with Drupal, and the best part: I only pay for exactly what i use, so my site costs me pennies a day.


NFS is crazy good. They have some caveats, but if you want a site on the cheapy-cheap, they're amazing.
by GrawSith
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2807502

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Confession: Over the course of six years, I've opened, furiously worked on and then deleted 12 blogs, 10 webcomics, three forums and a Twitter ripoff. I tend to react hastily to any idea I have.
by GrawSith
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9207407

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Seconded. Also, why are lcd screens so glossy now?


Seconded. Although an LCD with a mirror finish would be pimp.

3D printers, people. I have the mental image of makerbotting some designs, but are they any good?
by GrawSith
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Thaut.org: Short Story Wiki
Replies: 0
Views: 2492

Thaut.org: Short Story Wiki

Hi guys. My brother and I recently had a conversation about our friends constantly reciting their ideas for stories. It seemed that we wanted our friends to put these ideas into action, after some time we decided to create a website where people can write their stories and share them with other peop...
by GrawSith
Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Replacing a 360 with a PS3.
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Replacing a 360 with a PS3.

Hi guys. Right now, my current gaming setup is: - An XBOX360, - A computer monitor with VGA/DVI input, - A left/right/subwoofer computer-speaker system, with headphone-jack style input. This is all connected by a XBOX360 component-to-VGA media cable, that also has red/white RCA plugs, which i have g...
by GrawSith
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science experiment idea that I most definitely need input on
Replies: 22
Views: 3638

Re: Science experiment idea that I most definitely need inpu

While this would definitely be cool to look at, the density of life in natural arid environments is pretty low. We are definitely looking up and down a scale of "easy" to "impressive". Once I've got a lock on the exact animals and plants that are available, I can pick a definite...
by GrawSith
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science experiment idea that I most definitely need input on
Replies: 22
Views: 3638

Re: Science experiment idea that I most definitely need inpu

Wow. That is an awesome post. Prepare for a hopefully awesome reply: I would definitely recommend more than 2/3 of an inch. Sorry, I meant "2 or 3". I'm used to slashes being "or"'s in IRC. A reptile might also be good and more drought-tolerant, depending on the environment you w...
by GrawSith
Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science experiment idea that I most definitely need input on
Replies: 22
Views: 3638

Re: Science experiment idea that I most definitely need inpu

I think this shows just how much I need to learn. When I thought of this, I'd thought it was just "animal inhales o2/exhales co2, plant inhales co2/exhales o2" and the goal was to find a balance between these two organisms. I'll keep researching. Thanks for the insights. I really want to d...
by GrawSith
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science experiment idea that I most definitely need input on
Replies: 22
Views: 3638

Re: Science experiment idea that I most definitely need inpu

Also forgot to mention that I'll be putting sensors into the tank to get telemetry. Oxygen, temperature, air pressure, etc.

Thanks!
by GrawSith
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science experiment idea that I most definitely need input on
Replies: 22
Views: 3638

Science experiment idea that I most definitely need input on

A large glass/plastic tank (about the size of a fishtank) is airtight, with an airlock on one side. The tank has been filled with 2/3 inches of soil and seeded with grass seeds prior to this experiment, so it now has a solid floor of lawn-quality grass. A small food-producing plant (cherry tomatoes,...
by GrawSith
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Coding Fonts
Replies: 117
Views: 30601

Re: Coding Fonts

Textmate is a sexy beast of an editor, but i'm constantly switching between themes depending on light levels, language, mood etc. Although Anonymous is my all-time favourite font. It feels gooood.
by GrawSith
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Editors
Replies: 267
Views: 140768

Re: Editors

Textmate all the way baby. Projects, themes, editable plugins, it's beautiful.
by GrawSith
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Spaces and tabs in Python
Replies: 15
Views: 14907

Re: Spaces and tabs in Python

In an environment where you have a choice between hard-tabs (actual tab characters "\t") or soft-tabs (space space space space), I go with hard-tabs. Spaces just weird me out, i'm constantly thinking "this is why we invented the tab key!".
by GrawSith
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:55 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: iPad discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 10503

Re: iPad discussion

I was very "meh" toward the iPad until I saw that it makes a pretty good games console. $500 for a locked-down tablet computer? No way. $500 for a games console with it's own marketplace built-in (and games from $1.99)? Sold. As long as game developers fill the App Store with good, high-qu...
by GrawSith
Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender Expectations and Shame
Replies: 74
Views: 9036

Re: Gender Expectations and Shame

I have issues with this at my work. The office I work at must be built with stereotype-bricks because every man is a Suit-And-Tie Manly-Man who opens every sentence with a thought about cricket and ends every day with beer and footy. And the girls are either young bombshells with heels and makeup wh...
by GrawSith
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: I Gotta Learn To Cook.
Replies: 9
Views: 3342

I Gotta Learn To Cook.

Right now, I'm subsisting on a diet of breakfast cereal, store-bought sandwiches, frozen vegetables and frozen fish/chicken (oh and lots of snacks). I really, really have to learn how to cook. I can make anything that comes readymade (pasta, veges, cake mix, etc), but have never actually made myself...
by GrawSith
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo 3 Forge vs Garry's Mod.
Replies: 10
Views: 2288

Halo 3 Forge vs Garry's Mod.

This thought occurred to me when I was in Halo 3, Last Resort, filling the spinny-wheel with dumpsters and warthogs (it was fun until a three-car pileup landed on my face). Just thought I'd ask your opinions and see which sandbox is more loved?

If Forge could spawn AI enemies, I'd be sold.
by GrawSith
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:53 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Phlebotomy (Blood Sampling) Course
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: Phlebotomy (Blood Sampling) Course

Can you take longer than 5 weeks, but take courses on nights and weekends? IME, a lot of nursing-oriented courses are offered with night sections for exactly the reason you're talking about. Nope, the course is a solid 8am-4pm course for five weeks, there's no part-time option. As an alternative to...
by GrawSith
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:29 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Phlebotomy (Blood Sampling) Course
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Phlebotomy (Blood Sampling) Course

Okay, for the past month or so I've been on a Phlebotomy high. I've looked at YouTube clips of classes, practical examples and educational videos, I've found a hospital in my city that does a 5-week nationally-accredited course, and i've researched the job prospects (decent chance i'll have a basic ...
by GrawSith
Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 46592

Re: Borderlands

I just played my first few hours with the Soldier, and I must have seen about fifty guns so far. Damn skags are making me cranky. The turret is a lifesaver.

How is the Siren? I'm curious about her invisible-thingo, but she seems a bit fragile?
by GrawSith
Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Netbook Linux?
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Netbook Linux?

Meteorswarm wrote:If you know what you're doing, you can also selectively enable components of the NBR.


That actually sounds like a good idea - how did you disable each piece seperately?
by GrawSith
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Netbook Linux?
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Netbook Linux?

Wow, that site is a great resource, thank you very much!

And I understand that "best" is waaay subjective. Maybe asking for the most popular apps would be better?
by GrawSith
Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Netbook Linux?
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Netbook Linux?

Hello! I'm buying an MSI Wind 100, and I'd like to put Linux on it (I have a mac, but I don't want to try a Hackintosh). According to the wiki for Ubuntu's Netbook Remix, the MSI Wind is a pretty good platform for it. But my questions are: - Are there better options for netbook Linux (I'm between be...
by GrawSith
Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Prototype
Replies: 81
Views: 6970

Re: Prototype

I always felt it was like GTA4/SR: Easy to mess about and generally play around, but the missions are where the challenge is. Also, Armour isn't useless, I've been using it for tanks and choppers. It works quite nicely. EDIT: Go to the [CHEAT] section in the menu and enter "RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, ...
by GrawSith
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Prototype
Replies: 81
Views: 6970

Re: Prototype

I'm loving it so far. Armor, Shield and Musclemass seem useless, but once you've gotten Glide and a few jump/sprint upgrades, it's beautiful. "Did I just uppercut a HELICOPTER???"

Also Whip Grab is my favourite ability so far.
by GrawSith
Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 500441

Re: WoWzers!

Okay, so naked low level Pally is a no-go. I am actually considering playing warlock again, half because pets are awesome, half because I hate dying. I loved the Pally for it's hardiness, but I loved to play warlock because nothing could kill me and get away with it. My main problem last time was th...
by GrawSith
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 500441

Re: WoWzers!

Rachel! wrote:What level is the paladin?


Level 30. My main plan (when my bandwidth is refreshed and I can d/l all the patches) is to just re-learn the controls and pick up where I left off.
by GrawSith
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 500441

Re: WoWzers!

I've just re-installed the game after not playing for about five months. When I left, I had a pennyless, naked Dwarf Paladin (I sold all I had and gave it to my guild) sitting in Ironforge. Should I get re-acquainted with my Pally or reroll a new class? What's changed? What hasn't? Are there any maj...
by GrawSith
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS3, Xbox360, Wii, Atari 5200. Why buy? (PS3 vs XBox360)
Replies: 88
Views: 12514

Re: Should I sell my 360 and get a PS3?

I see your point. Sony is crazy good with build quality (my brother's fat PS2 is still working), and if GTA4 was sony-exclusive I would have immediately bought a PS3.

Thanks guys.
by GrawSith
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS3, Xbox360, Wii, Atari 5200. Why buy? (PS3 vs XBox360)
Replies: 88
Views: 12514

PS3, Xbox360, Wii, Atari 5200. Why buy? (PS3 vs XBox360)

Recently I've hit a dry spot in my gaming. I compulsively sell my games after I'm finished with them, so I can afford new ones, so as of right now, I have an XBOX 360 with 5 games (the only one I care about is my special edition GTA4), a DS with no games, and a dozen PC games I haven't touched in ag...
by GrawSith
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Demons And Damsels (a screencap comic)
Replies: 0
Views: 1150

Demons And Damsels (a screencap comic)

I recently started to make a screencap comic called " Demons And Damsels ", and I thought i'd post it here. Essentially, it's a parody / riff of the 2004 movie Dawn Of The Dead, but re-worked as an MMO. All the characters are avatars in the game, and the originally head to the mall for a q...

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