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by Grave
Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 560265

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I don't remember the first boss battle being particularly bad, but it's been a while since I played. Though to be fair, the entire first act of The Witcher is pretty boring and terrible, and is pretty much the only reason I've never been able to replay it. The rest is pretty good though.
by Grave
Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 243503

Re: Ice and Fire?

I'm pretty sure this is either going to be the best series ever, or one of the most well constructed and mind-fuckingly-aggravating-for-readers fantasy world of all time by the time the series concludes. I think that "or" is pretty much guaranteed to be an "and" at this poin...
by Grave
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 173
Views: 28197

Re: Explosion in Oslo

So I was reading about this on the BBC site and came across this quote in this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14266815 Mr Sponheim confirmed that the maximum time Mr Breivik could face in prison under Norwegian law is 21 years. Does Norway not have a life sentence or something? Beca...
by Grave
Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 243503

Re: Ice and Fire?

So I just finished A Dance With Dragons, and I definitely enjoyed more the the previous book (probably because it had most of my favorite characters). I probably missed a whole bunch due to not having read the first four in a while, so now I have to go fix that . For anyone who's finished the book: ...
by Grave
Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0689: "First Design"
Replies: 141
Views: 52208

Re: "First Design" Discussion

Ooh, FIRST. I did that in high school, soo... go Team 1740!
by Grave
Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: World's Oldest mom dies
Replies: 88
Views: 6959

Re: World's Oldest mom dies

And I would call them out also. If you think you could die in the next 10, 20, 30 years DON'T HAVE KIDS. I don't mean like a "oh I could get hit buy a bus tomorrow" kind of spontaneous death. If you aren't 99% sure that you can raise your kids (as in not die until they've matured) don't h...
by Grave
Tue May 26, 2009 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0588: "Pep Rally"
Replies: 184
Views: 35928

Re: "Pep Rally" Discussion

Wow, my school's pep rallies don't seem so bad any more. All we ever did was have the freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors compete against each other in a bunch of stupid games. It probably helps that our school was small-town enough that there wasn't really another school to compete against. W...
by Grave
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The 2% Illusion
Replies: 171
Views: 13446

Re: The 2% Illusion

How about this: When we talk about high versus low taxes worldwide what is generally actually being debated is income inequality. The Gini coefficient is happily touted as a common metric for this inequality: ... How has standard of living changed in these countries over the years? ... So what hypo...
by Grave
Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The 2% Illusion
Replies: 171
Views: 13446

Re: The 2% Illusion

I want to know how 30%-40% of the average american's income is stupidly low. I think a better label would be stupidly high. If by "stupidly high," you mean lower than practically the entirety of Europe's by a fairly large margin , then yes, (income) taxes in the United States are "st...
by Grave
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Science: The Gathering (?)
Replies: 143
Views: 37547

Re: Science: The Gathering (?)

Psychology - Blue. Again, as a long time player of magic, blue has always been associated with psionics and the power of the mind. To me, blue fits Psychology like green fits biology. Math - White. Yes... math is a science. However, math is fairly weak unless it's applied. It's more of a support sc...
by Grave
Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel Puts Media Clamp on Gaza
Replies: 54
Views: 4871

Re: Israel Puts Media Clamp on Gaza

Wow. Even I thought Israel controlled the Gaza border with Egypt. Are you sure about this? Wikipedia is not very reliable on this conflict. ... And if journalists can still enter Gaza via Egypt, how can we say that Israel is 'putting a media clamp on Gaza'. The entire premise of this thread becomes...
by Grave
Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cops execute Oscar Grant on subway platform
Replies: 129
Views: 11109

Re: Cops execute Oscar Grant on subway platform

...For one thing, they need to be all sterilized so those idiots can't contaminate the gene pool. (For the guy who shot the gun, consider doing the sterilization with no anesthesia and a rusty fork instead of a scalpel.)... Yes, because giving the government the power to sterilize would go a long w...
by Grave
Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Unprecedented in American history, Bush revokes a pardon
Replies: 18
Views: 3071

Re: Unprecedented in American history, Bush revokes a pardon

So, since the Constitution says nothing about revocation, does this carry over into following presidents being able to revoke previous ones' pardons? I would certainly hope not, because the reason for the pardon in the first place is for quick healing of the nation after a national rebellion, and i...
by Grave
Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Store refuses to customize cake (Adolf Hitler Campbell)
Replies: 112
Views: 10727

Re: Grocery store refuses to customize kid's cake

So how about if the refused to put jewish names on cakes? That's discrimination based on religion, which is prohibited on a federal level. It all boils down to what is a suspect category and what isn't. So long as its only refusing to put Jewish names on cakes - regardless of whether or not the per...
by Grave
Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fake New York Times declares Iraq War over
Replies: 20
Views: 2563

Re: Fake New York Times declares Iraq War over

(i have an injury that's probably going to prevent me from going, thank god) As one of the guys who's already gone, I submit my "cry me a fucking river" card. It's not as bad as the media makes it out to be. If you somehow thought that joining the armed forces would somehow mean that you'...
by Grave
Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner
Replies: 327
Views: 28013

Re: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner

You can take any state that Obama has won and say that none of those votes matter. No matter what candidate was chosen by that state, the country-wide outcome would not have been affected. It's just the nature of a country that spans multiple time zones that some states can be done counting before ...
by Grave
Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner
Replies: 327
Views: 28013

Re: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner

3rd: I think its funny that Alaska's polls were still open a good hour after the Obama's victory was "official." Didn't they have congressional elections too? Yep, Senate race. Still, it kinda suck to be voting after you know the result. I'd think it would make you feel like your vote doe...
by Grave
Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner
Replies: 327
Views: 28013

Re: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner

Yes! Anyway, I caught Obama's victory speech after I managed to break away from the massive celebratory mob on campus and I have to say I thought it was an amazing speech. I really do think things are looking up for this country now... On a slightly more depressing note, it looks like the three &quo...
by Grave
Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Assassination, ever justified?
Replies: 90
Views: 9269

Re: Assassination, ever justified?

Wait, what? How many assassinations are you talking about here? Probably depends on how authoritarian the government is. Kill the dictator of <insert dictatorship here> and you might have trouble finding anyone with the authority to surrender the entire country, especially if various generals decid...
by Grave
Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Self Defense in schools
Replies: 115
Views: 11470

Re: Self Defense in schools

BearMan wrote:Those in charge in the school system that would punish a kid for self-defense on the schoolyard are likely from the same leftists/socialists camp of people that would also like nothing more than to ban the private ownership of guns.


Catholic schools are leftist/socialist now?
by Grave
Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Somali Pirates and Irregular Iranian Cargo
Replies: 30
Views: 3397

Re: Somali Pirates and Irregular Iranian Cargo

This has to be one of the most bizarre things I've heard. I really wish I was back in high school extemp. speaking, this topic would be so easy to make a speech on. Anyway, back on the topic of what Iran is doing with the most over done anti-piracy measures since Spore, hasn't anybody in the media ...
by Grave
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1767606

Re: Today You Learned

Today I learned that staying up till 5 AM means I'll miss my first class in the morning.

Honestly, I already should have known that...
by Grave
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: House Dems turn out the lights but GOP keeps talking
Replies: 29
Views: 2691

Re: House Dems turn out the lights but GOP keeps talking

If a Republican debates in the middle of a forest, and no one's around to hear him. Does he make a noise? The question is irrelevant as there is no forest because the Republican voted for it to be logged. Obviously the liberal media has brainwashed you with their anti-American, godless propaganda. ...
by Grave
Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iran and Israel Exchange Threats
Replies: 76
Views: 6549

Re: Iran and Israel Exchange Threats

Yes, most casualties in war are civilians. This is true of ... fuck, pretty much every war I've ever seen or heard of. So no, that ratio is not proof of targeting of civilians, nor lack of proportionality. That's a misleading statement. Take, for instance, World War 2. Yes, the 41 million civilian ...
by Grave
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iran and Israel Exchange Threats
Replies: 76
Views: 6549

Re: Iran and Israel Exchange Threats

I think we both know they won't. :( Especially given the eagerness of the present administration to encourage hostility towards Iran. Well, maybe they'll be kind enough to delay hostilities until, say, about 12:01 PM on January 20, 2009. We can hope, right? I don't think either of the current candi...
by Grave
Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Swedish birthday party invitations to be settled in court
Replies: 76
Views: 7568

Re: Swedish birthday party invitations to be settled in court

The point is, it's not something they have the right to do - their rules can't allow them to do things that they don't have the right to do. (and my point was, just as you as a parent don't have a right to destroy your kid's friend's cell phone, neither does the school have the right to destroy pro...
by Grave
Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Job Thread!
Replies: 82
Views: 6580

Re: The Job Thread!

I just graduated high school and will be going to college next year... My "job" is technically a summer internship, but I get paid fairly well, so I'm not complaining. The job itself is doing Autodesk drawings for a US Navy research facility of their equipment and experimental setup. It's ...
by Grave
Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Swedish birthday party invitations to be settled in court
Replies: 76
Views: 7568

Re: Swedish birthday party invitations to be settled in court

But not the ability to destroy others' property (for example if the kid borrowed someone else's cell phone). I'd say the school retains that right, assuming its spelled out in the school's rules. Anyone a child in a school would be in a position to borrow a cell phone from should also be aware of t...
by Grave
Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "UFO" Confirmed By Police
Replies: 11
Views: 2290

Re: "UFO" Confirmed By Police

Roland Lockheart wrote:I'm trying to imagine a situation in which a person would not know what the moon was. I can't think of any reasonable ones, so I'm going to assume this was a prank call.


Large quantities of alcohol/drugs?
by Grave
Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ESA Reform.
Replies: 14
Views: 2582

Re: ESA Reform.

saying it's not worth it to invest in space exploration is like saying back in Columbus's day that it wasn't worth it to invest in long ranged ocean travel. people shouldn't be so short sighted, just because the rewards probably won't be reaped in their lifetime doesn't mean it's not worth it. But ...
by Grave
Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Swedish birthday party invitations to be settled in court
Replies: 76
Views: 7568

Re: Swedish birthday party invitations to be settled in court

If the goal is to stop students' feelings being hurt, I think a bad grade is much more damaging than not being invited to a party. If students are deemed emotionally stable enough to receive a poor grade, rules prohibiting unequal treatment among students is ridiculous. I think the goal is "No...
by Grave
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Declaring your own country
Replies: 51
Views: 8565

Re: Declaring your own country

Jahoclave wrote:Or they'd just convince Americans he was a terrorist and have us blow his island twenty feet under water.


Good. I heard he has Weapons of Mass DestructionTM!
The North Sea has oil, right?
by Grave
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: French soldier accidentally loads gun with live ammunition
Replies: 60
Views: 4484

Re: French soldier accidentally loads gun with live ammunition

Because jokes based on race are still racist. "How can you tell when the Chinese move into a neighbourhood? All the Maoris get car insurance." Just a harmless little joke, but small stuff matters too in discrimination. First, "French" is not a race, its a nationality. French jok...
by Grave
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: French soldier accidentally loads gun with live ammunition
Replies: 60
Views: 4484

Re: French soldier accidentally loads gun with live ammunition

The article says he hit 17 people 15 of which were civilians. That means he was probably aiming at 2 people playing "hostage takers" and hit the crowd behind them. But what did he do? Empty the clip? Even during an exercise with blanks that's an idiotic thing to do. That's a good point - ...
by Grave
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teacher Uses Science Class To Denounce Science For 11 Years
Replies: 24
Views: 3185

Re: Teacher Uses Science Class To Denounce Science For 11 Years

...science is wrong because the Bible states that homosexuality is a sin and so anyone who is gay chooses to be gay and is therefore a sinner. I can't be the only one who really wants to bash my head against a wall* - repeatedly - after reading this. You'd think someone hired as a SCIENCE teacher w...
by Grave
Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Declaring your own country
Replies: 51
Views: 8565

Re: Declaring your own country

Unfortunately, it applies to Norway only, so we can't pool all our money together and set up xkcdia there. Unless we take over Norway first... Hmm... Yeah, but then why not just set up xkcdia in Norway? So that we can sell the islands to ourselves and give Norway back afterwards? Just so we're not ...
by Grave
Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: ...Because it's the law (Unjust rules and laws)
Replies: 139
Views: 13338

Re: ...Because it's the law (Unjust rules and laws)

... When's the last time you heard of a video game making the last few weeks of a cancer patient's life bearable? ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child's_Play_(charity) Jumping in a bit late here.... but I was thinking about this exact concept early today when I walked by some expired parking mete...
by Grave
Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: So they can lock us up for 42 days now...
Replies: 55
Views: 5431

Re: So they can lock us up for 42 days now...

If a country gets to the point where a citizen starts to feel oppressed by his own government, I'd say he would be justified in leaving if his efforts to change that government had no effect. Revolution is an option, but that only works if a large fraction of the population feels similarly. The less...
by Grave
Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A parody of the US?
Replies: 65
Views: 6017

Re: A parody of the US?

So it seems he withdrew this proposal . Chavez 1, Bush Nothing. Don't you get points for not changing your mind? Stay the course! Mission accomplished! Surge ! You forgot, "Don't swap horses in midstream." I seem to recall several cartoons to that effect a few years ago, most involving a ...

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