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by dorsai
Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S or iPhone 4?
Replies: 24
Views: 4996

Re: Samsung Galaxy S or iPhone 4?

I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I have the Galaxy S and wanted to share a bit. iOS 4 is, as I understand it, a good step up from the previous versions, but still not good enough in my opinion. Note: Original G1 owner. May be biased ;) Also of note for those comparing, the Galaxy S is a nicer...
by dorsai
Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 46646

Re: Borderlands

I'm currently level forty-something as Roland, and I have to say: Infinite(ish) ammo is great. The support gunner class mod is better than pretty much everything else I've come across, with 11 ammo regen and adds to overload and impact. My friend and I never run out of ammo on anything in a normal s...
by dorsai
Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Volcano Action Shots: FROM FRICKIN' SPACE
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

Re: Volcano Action Shots: FROM FRICKIN' SPACE

I would love some high res pics to put as my desktop. Those are some AWESOME photos. I love the perfect ring cleared by the shockwave. I never thought about that happening. http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS020&roll=E&frame=9048 That's the first one I found, you can ...
by dorsai
Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Throwing Ethics out the Window
Replies: 41
Views: 5075

Re: Throwing Ethics out the Window

I would definitely start by attempting to isolate the human "mind". By that I mean, raising a child with absolutely no sensory perception. It would take a long time and a lot of work to sever the input of every single nerve cell receiving input - but if it was completed then we would have...
by dorsai
Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Light Enigma
Replies: 38
Views: 3498

Re: Light Enigma

Wouldn't it act something like a...light? Given that there is not necessarily a constant stream of photons coming off of a normal light anyways, just enough to put off the energy required? They can, after all, be located as particles. NOTE: IANAPhysicist. Comments contained withing are merely the ra...
by dorsai
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Things You Carry
Replies: 190
Views: 30538

Re: The Things You Carry

In my pockets, not so much (I often wear slacks for work and therefore can't): Carabiner: . House keys . Car keys . Mini compass (looks nifty, is occasionally handy) Pockets: . Pocketwatch . Wallet . Blackerry . Pocketknife My bag, however, has nigh on f***ing everything in it. Laptop + charging cor...
by dorsai
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I have questions. Not homework.
Replies: 18
Views: 2235

Re: I have questions. Not homework.

I'm gonna have to go ahead and recommend Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything . I just finished reading it, and it's a great book that would answer a good bit of your questions, and even some that you didn't realize you had. Really - read it, you'll like it. Some of it seemed a bit sim...
by dorsai
Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: LCD monitors: crappy, expensive, big, etc
Replies: 37
Views: 7653

Re: LCD monitors: crappy, expensive, big, etc

Wasted desktop space: You're not doing enough at once :P As far as the problem with standalone LCD displays: I concur. Wholeheartedly. Hence, the only LCD displays I use are my laptop and a projector. The projector was my choice because dammit, if I'm gonna spend that much on a monitor, may as well ...
by dorsai
Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:34 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Trying to decide between a PC and a Mac
Replies: 76
Views: 7245

Re: Trying to decide between a PC and a Mac

Yeah, you can't tell the difference between a good cold-fluorescent and LED-backlit displays on laptops. It makes a power-consumption difference, but to the degree where you're not likely to discern the improvement without a stopwatch. I'm not saying you can't spot a bad CFL without aid, that's a c...
by dorsai
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Trying to decide between a PC and a Mac
Replies: 76
Views: 7245

Re: Trying to decide between a PC and a Mac

Windows box for sure. You may not get the hipster cred, but you can get build quality, speed, and software for cheaper. If you're worried about build quality, get yourself a thinkpad. They've got some of the best built stuff around, in my opinion; unless you're going for a toughbook, at which point ...
by dorsai
Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: So bad it's . . .
Replies: 30
Views: 2607

Re: So bad it's . . .

So bad it's bad: Starship Troopers
So bad I refuse to acknowledge they exist: Starship Troopers 2 & 3
So bad it's good: My brain fails me for now, but there are some that I may remember later....
by dorsai
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Call of Duty 5: World at War
Replies: 24
Views: 2070

Re: Call of Duty 5: World at War

Played it, didn't really like it that much. I thought that CoD4 was much better, in terms of the singleplayer campaign and not being another WW2 shooter. I was saddened to hear that CoD5's new aspect was a flamethrower and the pacific islands. The gritty WW2 shooters are played out. Have been for a ...
by dorsai
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best meal you ever had
Replies: 40
Views: 5465

Re: Best meal you ever had

Mine would have to be bronzed swordfish that I had at a place called Chart House. It had crab + crab butter on top and was absolutely the best meal I've ever had. And I love me some steak. I wish I could remember more of the details, but I've only had it once, a long time ago, and haven't seen it on...
by dorsai
Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 129 college presidents draft letter challenging drinking age
Replies: 39
Views: 4036

Re: 129 college presidents draft letter challenging drinking age

They're not specifically stating that, they're just mentioning it as one of the points (which, sound logic or not, a significant number of people think is a good reason) for changing the drinking age. Three years is also a good while, especially given the all or nothing nature of it. They are just a...
by dorsai
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Laptop touchscreen conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 1416

Laptop touchscreen conversion

First things first: This is not about the clip on usb touchscreens (at least not without severe modding) Alright, so I have a thing for touchscreens. Always loved 'em. I hated having to get rid of my Sony UX, and now I've got a Dell M1330. I got the slim screen (LED backlight) as a free upgrade and ...
by dorsai
Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 129 college presidents draft letter challenging drinking age
Replies: 39
Views: 4036

Re: 129 college presidents draft letter challenging drinking age

Wow. I... wow... I'm thoroughly surprised by the number of university presidents behind this. And this is good. It's about damned time. Anyone under 21 who wants to drink, does (or isn't particularly motivated at all) and is rather limited by their options in doing so. I'm not going to go so far as ...
by dorsai
Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Minneapolis police raid suspected protesters
Replies: 83
Views: 7324

Re: Minneapolis police raid suspected protesters

I haven't really had time to do much review of their site, so you may have to take this stuff with a grain of salt, but the live video at theuptake . org says a lot. Concussion grenades, smoke grenades, tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray, and mass arrests. On camera.

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