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by Saurus33
Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Support thread for people with disabilities
Replies: 143
Views: 55241

Re: [SAFESPACE] Support thread for people with disabilities

So, I have schizophrenia. And OCD, and diabetes. I am very open about my disabilities, as I feel that in order to change some stigma about disabilities (esp. the schizophrenia) I need to show that I both have said disabilities and that I am functional.

How open are people about their disabilities?
by Saurus33
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Whitehouse opens petition site
Replies: 224
Views: 31065

Re: Whitehouse opens petition site

...people who have no grasp on reality due to mental illness (paranoid schizophrenics, republicans) ... I realize I am late to the discussion here, but FYI, schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses are, like autism, composed of a spectrum of severity. I am what would be considered a "high-f...
by Saurus33
Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The "I Did Good" thread
Replies: 181
Views: 138294

Re: The "I Did Good" thread

I've dropped my resting pulse by 31 bpm since I started exercising! I feel like this is a good improvement for the period of time I've been doing it.
by Saurus33
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cataclysm and Cataclysm:Dark Days Ahead
Replies: 55
Views: 40308

Re: Cataclysm: Open-source Zombie Survival Roguelike

New character; being a heavily armed cyborg is even more fun than I expected. Of course, I had to take many drugs to deal with the pain of failed installations and to make my success rate higher, but it was still worth it.
by Saurus33
Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cataclysm and Cataclysm:Dark Days Ahead
Replies: 55
Views: 40308

Re: Cataclysm: Open-source Zombie Survival Roguelike

You are doomed. At the moment, at least. Once NPCs are properly implemented, you could work with them and have actual goals, but for now the only goal is to survive as long as possible. In other news, I had a character who was addicted to caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, alcohol, amphetamines and heroin...
by Saurus33
Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cataclysm and Cataclysm:Dark Days Ahead
Replies: 55
Views: 40308

Re: Cataclysm: Open-source Zombie Survival Roguelike

It is in ASCII. The 3D World comment was just talking about the fact that it has z-levels, in addition to the x-and-y positions. Fun Facts; this was originally designed to be a 15minute, finished in your lunchbreak roguelike version of L4D, but once the developer wrote the map generation code he rea...
by Saurus33
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New broad spectrum anti-viral developed at MIT
Replies: 48
Views: 9410

Re: New broad spectrum anti-viral developed at MIT

Well, bacteriophages are useful, and are the only viable solution I know of to the problem of antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'. So you couldn't take this and a bacteriophage treatment simultaneously.
by Saurus33
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 105293

Re: Metal

Some things for those of you who like the slower, crunchier kind of metal. Also, they're both hyper-obscure, so if you're into that you need look no further. Solemn They Await , a Perth-based funeral doom band. The most notable feature would probably be the vocals; I have not heard any vocals more s...
by Saurus33
Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cataclysm and Cataclysm:Dark Days Ahead
Replies: 55
Views: 40308

Cataclysm and Cataclysm:Dark Days Ahead

Cataclysm is a post-apocalyptic roguelike, set in the countryside of New England after a devastating plague of monsters and zombies. At present time, Cataclysm is still in early alpha, and is being developed very rapidly. As such, there are no formal version numbers, as a new version is released ev...
by Saurus33
Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 342632

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

I am very drunk. Very, very drunk. I am dizzy; also, irrational.
by Saurus33
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Krokodil; The Drug That Eats Junkies
Replies: 69
Views: 13793

Re: Krokodil; The Drug That Eats Junkies

I realize that you are being sarcastic, but what you suggest would in fact be a massive improvement over the current situation.
by Saurus33
Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Krokodil; The Drug That Eats Junkies
Replies: 69
Views: 13793

Krokodil; The Drug That Eats Junkies

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/krokodil-the-drug-that-eats-junkies-2300787.html Oleg glances furtively around him and, confident that nobody is watching, slips inside the entrance to a decaying Soviet-era block of flats, where Sasha is waiting for him. Ensconced in the dingy kitchen ...
by Saurus33
Tue May 10, 2011 7:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2 imams pulled from plane heading to North Carolina
Replies: 59
Views: 7027

Re: 2 imams pulled from plane heading to North Carolina

So far as I recall, neither are the majority of Muslims.
by Saurus33
Mon May 09, 2011 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Vegan Food
Replies: 47
Views: 21802

Re: Vegan Food

I am necroposting in this thread because my diet at the moment consists almost solely of red meat, eggs and bread. This is not a good diet. Who knows how to cook in a vegetable-reliant manner? Vegans! Or so my thought process goes. Hopefully in the two years and four months since the thread was last...
by Saurus33
Wed May 04, 2011 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 105293

Re: Metal

Has anyone here heard of Shining?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqPCEADNz74
They call it "Blackjazz".
by Saurus33
Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Doomsday Bunker sales skyrocket
Replies: 41
Views: 5565

Re: Doomsday Bunker sales skyrocket

We do need to remember that not all survivalists are paranoid nutjobs impulsively buying useless structures. If you're looking for an example which is less hostile to nerdy people in general, look to the Zombie Squad ; a group of people who decided that if you're prepared for zombies, you are prepar...
by Saurus33
Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Topfree Movement: Wanting to Have Ones Cake and Eat It Too
Replies: 205
Views: 19342

Re: Topfree Movement: Wanting to Have Ones Cake and Eat It T

This is likely to be a state (that of men being topless) which varies widely from area to area; in my locale (Northern Australia) it is so common as to be entirely unremarkable, while in say, Norway, the situation is likely to be very different.
by Saurus33
Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Julian Assange Complains about Leak
Replies: 54
Views: 7521

Re: Julian Assange Complains about Leak

IIRC, the philosophy behind Wikileaks is that conspiracies (government and otherwise) are methods organizations use to hoard power, and so exposing their information returns power to those who should have it, and those who should be informed(the general public) about what their governments, politici...
by Saurus33
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Julian Assange Complains about Leak
Replies: 54
Views: 7521

Re: Julian Assange Complains about Leak

Because children, as we know, individual privacy and governmental cover-ups are the same thing?
by Saurus33
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheist Christmas Advertising
Replies: 320
Views: 28437

Re: Atheist Christmas Advertising

The problem isn't religion, it's assholes. Well, that kind of depends. The fact that it promotes two of the three characteristics needed for a belief to be considered delusional could easily be considered a massive negative, much like how the preying on people in their hour of need is promoted as a...
by Saurus33
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheist Christmas Advertising
Replies: 320
Views: 28437

Re: Atheist Christmas Advertising

I find it kind of interesting how "militant" atheists just have to say nasty things about religion to be classified as such, compared to Christian militants, who have to blow up abortion clinics and protest funerals. And then there's the militant Muslims, who have to actually kill large nu...
by Saurus33
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What Tea Partiers Really Want
Replies: 341
Views: 26334

Re: What Tea Partiers Really Want

Not to mention that it isn't that big a step from "the poor deserve to be poor" and "(some minority) are more likely to be poor" to "(some minority) deserves to be poor."
by Saurus33
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MoNETA: A Mind Made from Memristors
Replies: 22
Views: 6673

Re: MoNETA: A Mind Made from Memristors

Entirely possible yet constrained by red tape and ignorance of the technology?
by Saurus33
Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain your avatar!
Replies: 1628
Views: 151589

Re: Explain your avatar!

The vocalist for the band "Portal". I thought the clock-hat and suit was perhaps the best live music outfit I'd ever seen, so I cropped a publicity shot.
by Saurus33
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9227235

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

Not to mention the 43 or so cameras watching Orwell's old apartment!
by Saurus33
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google censors TV Tropes
Replies: 31
Views: 5452

Re: Google censors TV Tropes

This is far less of an issue than anyone seems to think it is. The course of action being taken here is to have a "This page contains adult content, do you wish to continue?" warning on the pages of adult content, and not to have google ads on the pages behind the filterwall. So far as I a...
by Saurus33
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N.C. Christian Flag Over Public Memorial Dispute
Replies: 159
Views: 14997

Re: N.C. Christian Flag Over Public Memorial Dispute

BlackSails wrote:So while the indians were heaping praise and awards upon her for her work, their formal colonial masters were criticizing her?

Point being, MLK makes a good example of a Christian high-point. Mother Teresa doesn't.
by Saurus33
Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N.C. Christian Flag Over Public Memorial Dispute
Replies: 159
Views: 14997

Re: N.C. Christian Flag Over Public Memorial Dispute

As for Mother Teresa, that monster didn't do enough for the people. Sure, she fed the poor and treated the sick, but she didn't treat and fed them well enough. She should've given them more food and more painkillers. I am sure that all of her critics did a better job on that and helped more people....
by Saurus33
Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N.C. Christian Flag Over Public Memorial Dispute
Replies: 159
Views: 14997

Re: N.C. Christian Flag Over Public Memorial Dispute

Why would you bring up that (allegedly, true) sadistic termagant to demonstrate Christian high-points?
by Saurus33
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia
Replies: 45
Views: 5437

Re: Couple on trial for abortion in Australia

To be fair, non-Queenslanders generally have a weird perception of Queensland; in reality, the only major differences are that it's warmer and there's more farmland. Of course, more farmland means more people who fit the hayseed moron stereotype, but Welsh-nouveau and Victorian variations exist as w...
by Saurus33
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UK Politician officially changing gender
Replies: 86
Views: 5949

Re: UK Politician officially changing gender

Personally, I think that most/all of these labels don't work, and bear no information as to the actual whatever of those so identifying. Epistemological nihilism will do that. But, if you choose to make your terms so semantically empty that they apply to someone only when said person wants them to a...
by Saurus33
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ontario Court strikes down anti-prostitution laws
Replies: 30
Views: 3282

Re: Ontario Court strikes down anti-prostitution laws

Yes, but at the same time they haven't had massive drug problems among sex workers, not to mention the fact that if the trade itself is legal it is far easier for the police to be notified if whoever is running a brothel or such is abusing the workers. In Australia streetwalking-style prostitution i...
by Saurus33
Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 96572

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

The mid 80's to now was the best time for music.
by Saurus33
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Julian Assange accused of rape UPDATE charges dropped
Replies: 63
Views: 7295

Re: Julian Assange accused of rape UPDATE charges dropped

Not to mention how the United States government's plan to discredit wikileaks was leaked to wikileaks a while ago.

EDIT: Here it is.
by Saurus33
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wikileaks just did it - 90 000 Afghanistan documents leaked
Replies: 120
Views: 14161

Re: Wikileaks just did it - 90 000 Afghanistan documents lea

He seems more irritated about cover-ups to make the military look better, so he may just be justified in not thinking ethics came into the equation anywhere.
by Saurus33
Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bioethics: Discouraging female homosexuality at the womb
Replies: 250
Views: 22645

Re: Bioethics: Discouraging female homosexuality at the womb

This is true, but is it not equivocating who you are now with who you were? They are different people, and you wouldn't be different so much as not exist. Along the same line, isn't this essentially the "determinism controls you" school of thought? The self, which is then crushed by the co...
by Saurus33
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 6-Year-Old Now National Security Threat in the United States
Replies: 30
Views: 4800

Re: 6-Year-Old Now National Security Threat in the United St

You've always been good at baseball. You only think anyone else cares.
by Saurus33
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mother Jailed For Prostituting 12-Year-Old Daughter
Replies: 112
Views: 13137

Re: Mother Jailed For Prostituting 12-Year-Old Daughter

It is entirely possible for a 12-year old to pass for 18. Sometime last year here in Australia there was a controversy where a 12-year old was working as a professional model for adult clothing, and if it hadn't been noted that she was 12 (there was a picture in the article of her on the runway) I w...
by Saurus33
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2378264

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello, friends. I am 17, I am in Australia, and I enjoy reading but not participating in forum debates. I lurk a lot.
by Saurus33
Sat May 29, 2010 12:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan plans to build robot moon base by 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 3532

Re: Japan plans to build robot moon base by 2020

Glass Fractal wrote:
They think they can do this for 2 billion dollars? That seems incredibly cheap to me.


Maybe they're talking actual billions, and not milliards.

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