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by Negated
Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 20943

Re: Pokemon Go

The game is not officially out in my country and I had to get the apk from elsewhere. I am suddenly walking and biking a lot more. Good to have the much-needed exercises. Hatching egg is a total pain in the ass though. I just finished a 10km bike trip to work and it registered just under 2km. I even...
by Negated
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 325633

Re: Diablo III

I am playing Season casually with Crusader. I started out with the free Invoker set. Didn't like it too much because it is terrible against mobs, but the set opens the way to T10 rift farming quickly and allows you to get half a dozen legendaries per run. The developers did quite a lot of work to ma...
by Negated
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 713508

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I watched One Punch Man episode 1. I think it will be the best anime of the year.
by Negated
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA finds liquid water on Mars
Replies: 30
Views: 7625

Re: NASA finds liquid water on Mars

It doesn't change anything about anything really, because it's long been known that Mars gets above the melting point of ice, and that water occasionally flows. This 'finding' is a confirmation of that. We only knew that liquid water once flowed on surface of Mars. Now water ice on Mars boils to va...
by Negated
Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1812
Views: 423263

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

I read Among Others earlier this year and enjoyed it. So I picked up Jo Walton's newer novel The Just City from the library. It is very much a thought experiment to carry out Plato's ideas in The Republic . I did not read Plato's Republic or any other work before, and I imagine that someone who did ...
by Negated
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 713508

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

This season is coming to a close. I started by following Arslan Senki and God Eater, but ended up following Gangsta and Overlord instead. Gangsta started off really well. The chemistry between the main cast was enjoyable. But about 8 episodes in, the story abruptly started to include more and more s...
by Negated
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 325633

Re: Diablo III

I will be playing season 4 casually, at least at the beginning. The 2.3 patch seems fairly big.
by Negated
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Inside Out
Replies: 12
Views: 4342

Re: Inside Out

Inside Out easily ranks among the best of Pixar. It is intelligent and thoughtful, and the execution is perfect. There are many funny moments and a few places that will hit your feelings hard. It is enjoyable for everyone aged 3 to 120, but the audience with some knowledge in human psychology probab...
by Negated
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cars discussion, split from 'other news'
Replies: 448
Views: 40200

Re: Cars discussion, split from 'other news'

A lot of potential vulnerabilities from hijacking wireless communication can be resolved by having multi-layer safety features. The cars should have the intelligence to detect imminent dangers based on the sensor readings. As long as the local safety decisions override the wirelessly transmitted com...
by Negated
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 713508

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

God Eater has probably the most generic story and boring set of characters of all the animes I have ever watched. I like the visuals and music, but if things don't improve in the next episode, I will drop it.

I am thinking about following Overlord. Any opinions on how it is?
by Negated
Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Greek Crisis continues
Replies: 209
Views: 29868

Re: Greek Crisis continues

The reason why Germany is adamant on not giving a debt write-off, besides being an unpopular solution among the German voters, is to deter other heavily in debt countries from following the Greece example. Greece's economy is just a small fraction of the entire EU. The major private banks are no lon...
by Negated
Thu May 28, 2015 7:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FIFA officials arrested
Replies: 29
Views: 7146

Re: FIFA officials arrested

Can someone elaborate on the USA connection? Is it bank law violation? I know the usa has a wide reach for shingly foreign crimes. As I understand it, the US arrests are for bribery and corruption connected to the 2016 Copa America, which will be played in the US and is run in part by CONCACAF, whi...
by Negated
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 713508

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Following Arslan Senki and Fate UBW this season. Fate UBW keeps up with the high standard of its first part. I really like the additional background of Ilya and Caster they added. Arslan has a pretty solid start. I think it has a decent story and some very likeable characters to keep me interested.
by Negated
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 325633

Re: Diablo III

You need to cast a signature spell every 6 seconds to refresh the Arcane Orb buff stack from the Triumvirate orb. The damage bonus is well worth a skill slot. Glacial spike helps a little with crowd control too. I don't mean to suggest that the Delsere set is slow, but it certainly isn't as fast as ...
by Negated
Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 325633

Re: Diablo III

With some luck I found an Ancient Gesture of Orpheus and an Ancient Triumvate orb. So I moved to Frozen Orb as the main attack and MM/Glacial Spike as signature spell to proc the Triumvate buff. The game play is quite intensive and engaging. I found myself rotating Slow Time, MM/Glacial Spike, and F...
by Negated
Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 325633

Re: Diablo III

I finally collected 5 pieces of Delsere set. I used the new wizard hat that gives Slow Time every rune effect and a RORG to complete the 6 piece bonus. Using Mirrorball as offhand with MM/Conflag was my default choice of attack since most of my gears had fire damage bonus (because Firebird). This se...
by Negated
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fire Emblem Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 5074

Re: Fire Emblem Thread

This sounds like Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire. The version you purchase determines which set of enemies you fight against. Based on the rumors I heard, you can get the other storyline via DLC purchases. IMO It makes more sense to give you the choice to take a side in game. But I guess grabbing money is mor...
by Negated
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 325633

Re: Diablo III

The great thing about Tal Rasha set is that it doesn't limit your choice of skills, and it forces you to use 4 spells of different elements. Whereas Firebird set is almost always run with the fire Blizzard, Black Hole, and sometimes Hydra. It also encourages you to use a more aggressive and engaging...
by Negated
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Birdman
Replies: 9
Views: 3768

Re: Birdman

I watched the movie on the plane during a returning trip from vacation. Or rather, I watched the first 30 minutes of it. It was not a bad movie, but it was the most unenjoyable movie I have seen in a very very long time. I simply could not bring myself to sit through it. Then I switched to How to tr...
by Negated
Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 713508

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Aldnoah Zero season 2 episode 1:

Spoiler:
WTF
by Negated
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Big Hiro 6!
Replies: 12
Views: 4240

Re: Big Hero 6!

I enjoyed the movie from start to finish and left with a smile. It has a good mix of many funny moments and some heart warming scenes.
by Negated
Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 713508

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Log Horizon: I think Shiroe's self reflection is actually a common theme in Log Horizon. His POV characters often self-criticize. This is quite apparent in the case of Akatsuki. She spent half her screen time of season 2 criticizing herself for being not strong enough and her negative feelings t...
by Negated
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 713508

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Anyone watching Your Lie In April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)? It bears a slight resemblance to Nodame Cantabile, although I'm slightly worried how several of the main characters seemed to be lined up for potential bad endings. Arima definitely has most of the tragic backstory, but as the protagonist...
by Negated
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 713508

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Unlimited Blade Works is a particular route of the Fate/Stay Night visual novel. The three routes are Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, and Heaven's Feel. As far as I know ufotable will be adapting all of them in some form or another. ufotable is adapting UBW and Heaven's Feel. The latter will be a film...
by Negated
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hong Kong: Streets blocked as pro-democracy protests spread
Replies: 46
Views: 9730

Re: Hong Kong: Streets blocked as pro-democracy protests spr

Some of the anti-occupy mob are probably hired from mainland, but many are actually from HK. The triads have interests in many shops in Mong Kok area and the protests affect their income. The clashes were pretty much inevitable. There are also genuine pro-Beijing people in HK. In elections pro-democ...
by Negated
Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hong Kong: Streets blocked as pro-democracy protests spread
Replies: 46
Views: 9730

Re: Hong Kong: Streets blocked as pro-democracy protests spr

I'm curious; what was the feeling of the people of Hong Kong when it was handed to China? Were the people happy to no longer be overseen by the British? Were they resentful? Did they even care? Were they even consulted? I know the agreement was they'd be largely autonomous for sometime (up to 2047?...
by Negated
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Wuxia/Kung Fu Fight Scenes
Replies: 3
Views: 2434

Re: Wuxia/Kung Fu Fight Scenes

I liked Ip Man (2008). The Grandmaster (2013) is another take on the same person with a different focus.
by Negated
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 325633

Re: Diablo III

They aren't all worth upgrading though. The affixes I have on amulets and rings are quite good. I will most likely end up only socketing a ring for a leg gem.
by Negated
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 185639

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

CL group draw is out. God hates Man City, Ajax, and Italians.
by Negated
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 325633

Re: Diablo III

The main reason to do G Rift is for the gem upgrades. You can get more loots from normal rifts. Since you can get only 3 gem upgrades every time you start a G Rift run, there is no point in progressing to the next G Rift level unless you need to upgrade a high level gem. So the idea is to do trial t...
by Negated
Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 325633

Re: Diablo III

Greater Rifts don't feel rewarding at all. To be precise, playing to your potential in GRifts seems like a bad idea. I just finished a GRift run with 3 others. After the trial, we started from level 23, then 25, 26, and finally 27. We failed to finish in time at 27 and got our 3 gem upgrades there. ...
by Negated
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 713508

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Aldnoah.Zero: Repeating ineffective attacks look silly but that's what I expect soldiers facing overwhelming enemies would react. There is at most a minute of time between firing their rifles and getting blown up. Not exactly enough time for most people to analyze a completely unknown situation....
by Negated
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 185639

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

It's been a tournament with many fine goalkeeping performances. Goalkeepers like Ochoa and Howard made one after another spectacular reaction saves. But Neuer was really at another level. He could do the same reaction saves, but he also dominated the air, had great hands to launch the ball forward q...
by Negated
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 185639

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I am glad that Germany won it in the end. The final was very even and decided by the smallest margin. But over the entire tournament Germany was the best team of all. Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Schweinsteiger all had an amazing game. I don't think Schweinsteiger can move for the next 2 days after all t...
by Negated
Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 185639

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Diadem wrote:Not pitiful. Just boring. Both teams play very defensively.

Oh and the referee is terrible. He keeps pulling yellow cards for no reason at all.

There could have been more yellows. The refs at WC are clearly instructed to hand out as few cards as possible.
by Negated
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 185639

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

It makes no sense for the Netherlands to play for penalties even if they have a PK specialist. And given Krul's mediocre PK save rate (2 saves in 20 PKs in EPL), I don't think he is a specialist at all. To me this is a sign of how little depth there is in the Netherlands squad. By all measures the ...
by Negated
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 185639

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

The GK switch at the very end was, I think, brilliant. Apparently this is a first ever on a world championship, which highly surprised me. It makes a lot of sense to have a GK specialized in penalties, and as an added bonus you throw your opponent off-balance. Why don't more teams do this? You need...
by Negated
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 713508

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

If they follow the LN, SAO2/GGO should have a more coherent story than the SAO arc and not end up like a train wreck that the ALO arc became. I also watched Aldnoah Zero. The graphics and music are exceptional. The whole story setting has a very Gundam feel to it. There are things that don't make se...
by Negated
Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 185639

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I feel really sorry for James Rodriguez, he gets the shit kicked out of him for 60 minutes, clearly a premeditated plan to shake him up, with no action at all from the ref. Then he makes one slightly late tackle, even tries to pull out of it - totally no malice there at all and the ref turns round ...
by Negated
Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 185639

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I thought Brazil deserved the win overall. The referee was enjoyably lenient in the first half but then he crossed the line into overly lax in the second and the game became overly scrappy and dirty as a result. Still, an exciting ending at least, and a great goal from Luiz. Brazil v Germany - only...

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