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by Durandal
Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SB
Replies: 58
Views: 5287

Re: SB

Thanks zero, that would be the joke.

I can see why SB poses a problem for the moderators, and it's clear without them it would not function at all. So it's pretty much up to them whether they want to re-open it, but by the sounds of things that won't happen.
by Durandal
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SB
Replies: 58
Views: 5287

Re: SB

Oh yeah? I was totally digging on the frequency of personal insults, blatant straw man, and a complete and utter inability to admit that someone may be wrong. Or, you know, might just disagree with you. Shit doesn't have to be locked, but it could use a bit of a defibrillation. There would have to ...
by Durandal
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SB
Replies: 58
Views: 5287

Re: SB

SB was a lot like an extended political debate, only with more misrepresentation of arguments and less of a facade of legitimacy. Seriously, there were a few people who were open-minded enough to consider other people's points, but the vast majority went into the thread having already decided they w...
by Durandal
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Yet Another Hillary Gaffe
Replies: 51
Views: 5875

Re: Yet Another Hillary Gaffe

I can't really criticize, due to the fact that I've never even heard of that particular painting/whatever before.

Also, I very much doubt that she personally translated the Russian on that button.
by Durandal
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Global Warming Fail.
Replies: 22
Views: 3161

Re: Global Warming Fail.

parallax wrote:Launch the excess sea-water into the sun.

Ha.

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
by Durandal
Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:02 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Needed: Sandboxie-type program that works on 64-bit Vista
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Needed: Sandboxie-type program that works on 64-bit Vista

I'm sure most of you have heard of Sandboxie . Basically, it's a program that creates a virtual environment in which you can open executables and observe their actions with no risk to your actual computer. So as it is, I'm running 64-bit Vista and Sandboxie will not work on it. Now, I happen to have...
by Durandal
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Laugh, You lose
Replies: 1095
Views: 216052

Re: You Laugh, You lose

Well, I always get a laugh out of nerds arguing on the internet. So that wasn't entirely off-topic.
by Durandal
Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What Media Player (software) Do you use?
Replies: 74
Views: 12014

Re: What Media Player (software) Do you use?

foobar2K FTMFW. Some of the skins are really nice too.

That's just for music though. For video I use VLC, except for DVDs which are played with HP QuickPlay (the ONLY halfway decent program to come bundled with my HP laptop, and may as well make use of the remote, right?)
by Durandal
Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Laugh, You lose
Replies: 1095
Views: 216052

Re: You Laugh, You lose

Might as well dump some more pics. Mostly old stuff. But hey, this thread is supposed to be cancer. As always, apologies in advance to those of you that will be offended. So, you know, sorry everyone. Ten images: AIDS.jpg Back to the Kitchen.png Condemns.jpg Cool Face.jpg etch a sketch.jpg Frisbee.j...
by Durandal
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0560: "Lithium Batteries"
Replies: 92
Views: 17972

Re: Lithium Batteries discussion

So...

This wasn't funny.
by Durandal
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Best sport for me to get in shape?
Replies: 27
Views: 3806

Re: Best sport for me to get in shape?

Cross country running is awesome. If you want to be super gnarly you should be up around 50 miles a week, but that involves serious pain. I've always wondered, what is the best way to avoid shin splints? Also I second either running, cycling, or swimming. Swimming will get you a great body, whereas...
by Durandal
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I go to jail for this?
Replies: 54
Views: 5957

Re: Can I go to jail for this?

Jorpho wrote:Generally a DoS is much more sophisticated than just hitting "refresh" repeatedly on a particular site, no?

*represses urge to make Michael J. Fox joke*

Why does my mind always go there?
by Durandal
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Disturbing material on the internet (seladore finds 4chan)
Replies: 77
Views: 10592

Re: Disturbing material on the internet (seladore finds 4chan)

I visit quite often. If I have free time, I'll usually spend a bunch of it scrolling down then hitting F5. Oh, and the ED article you're thinking of is 'offended' (search if you want, I guess). It contains essentially every disgusting picture known to /b/. As far as how people find it actually enter...
by Durandal
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is the highest reasonable salary?
Replies: 55
Views: 6279

Re: What is the highest reasonable salary?

I'm not arguing your points. I'm saying that's how things are. A sort of equilibrium has been established. I'm trying to explain why that equilibrium is how it is. The people that decide who gets enormous amounts of money have that money for a reason - they're very successful with the tactics that t...
by Durandal
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I go to jail for this?
Replies: 54
Views: 5957

Re: Can I go to jail for this?

That actually made me laugh. Thank you. :D
by Durandal
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Evolutionary links to human behavior (NO SCIENCE ALLOWED)
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Evolutionary links to human behavior (NO SCIENCE ALLOWED)

Sir_Elderberry wrote:Given the prevalence of sex among /b/tards, I like to think it gives us a very nice one.

Careful, you :P

It'd be interesting to hear the theories on procrastination.
by Durandal
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is the highest reasonable salary?
Replies: 55
Views: 6279

Re: What is the highest reasonable salary?

Your comments on athletes I'll let slide (even though managing to get that .1% better is a monumental act of determination [and genetic luck]), but by the sounds of your paramedic example you misunderstand the concept of the talent pool. Being a paramedic is difficult, yes, but not so difficult that...
by Durandal
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is the highest reasonable salary?
Replies: 55
Views: 6279

Re: What is the highest reasonable salary?

Show me another job that requires this of you. I've got some factory workers I'd like you to meet.... Granted, their days aren't from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., more like 7-7, but the labor they do isn't significantly less, and the danger they're in is significantly more, yet even with overtime pay their co...
by Durandal
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What is the highest reasonable salary?
Replies: 55
Views: 6279

Re: What is the highest reasonable salary?

With 'being a professional athlete' a serious path I could go down at this point, and knowing many professional athletes personally, I though I might contribute what I know on that particular subject. Many people seem to find the salaries some athletes receive ridiculous. "Why should they recei...
by Durandal
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I go to jail for this?
Replies: 54
Views: 5957

Re: Can I go to jail for this?

I'm arguing nothing of the sort. Ethics don't have anything to do with it.
by Durandal
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I go to jail for this?
Replies: 54
Views: 5957

Re: Can I go to jail for this?

I'm not necessarily speaking about that.

To take the example though, there are measures easily taken that will ensure the trail does not lead back to you. If it is pursued at all, of course. The vast majority of DDoS targets do not, as it invariably provokes future attacks.
by Durandal
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I go to jail for this?
Replies: 54
Views: 5957

Re: Can I go to jail for this?

Oh wow. Nobody's laughing. Actually, I am. Okay, you see, I know it's immoral. My parents really have nothing to do with this. As far as they're concerned I'm their perfect little honors student, away at university. So, you know, leave them out of it. I've been affected by stuff like this. And it's ...
by Durandal
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I go to jail for this?
Replies: 54
Views: 5957

Re: Can I go to jail for this?

Slight deviation from the norm to be taken in good humor != acting like a selfish asshole. I'm sorry, I don't quite follow. Asshole is a subjective term of course, but how exactly is he being selfish? Anyway, my point is people need to take things just a little bit less seriously. Because in the en...
by Durandal
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I go to jail for this?
Replies: 54
Views: 5957

Re: Can I go to jail for this?

It's juvenile, disruptive, sociopathic and just generally asshole-ish to cause a random bit of chaos. Know that you affected someone's life in a small and specific way. Fuck off, good sir. Edited because my world is Serious Fucking Business, and the slightest deviation from the norm should not be t...
by Durandal
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I go to jail for this?
Replies: 54
Views: 5957

Re: Can I go to jail for this?

Is there EVER a better reason do to something like this than... well, honestly /b/ put it best... for the lulz?

It's fun to cause a random bit of chaos. Know that you affected someone's life in a small and specific way.

Kudos to you, good sir.
by Durandal
Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Utility of Religion
Replies: 301
Views: 35087

Re: Utility of Religion

sje: I think the point he's trying to make is that religion, regardless of your beliefs, has a net positive effect on society. Your argument was 'I'm an Athiest, therefore no it does not.' First off, that does not follow. Secondly, have you ever gone to a church? The people you meet there are very, ...
by Durandal
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646412

Re: EVE Online

Xad, you can't get insurance on your implants. Also, I don't think anyone is going to be running around with +5s in their head, but the skill-affecting implants (slots 6-10) add to the cost as well. If you have a set of +4 implants (say, around 15 mil each) and also a set of tier 2 skill implants (a...
by Durandal
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Condoms and HIV/AIDS in the developing world
Replies: 17
Views: 3363

Condoms and HIV/AIDS in the developing world

I'm sure all of you have heard the Pope's recent comments on condoms (discuss that here ). I mean, condoms are always a good thing. They're pretty much the only measures that will stop the transmission of STIs during intercourse. Which is true, but of course the problem of HIV/AIDS is not so simple ...
by Durandal
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Good games to play at LAN parties
Replies: 33
Views: 4714

Re: Good games to play at LAN parties

Well, we tried our hand at DOTA, which was fun. I was the dwarven sniper; being able to hit people from like, halfway across the map was awesome. I didn't really know what to get item-wise, so I just got the butterfly and those boots that make you go fast... also a mana recharge item, forget what it...
by Durandal
Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Representing 3D objects on a 2D plane
Replies: 6
Views: 1947

Re: Representing 3D objects on a 2D plane

Thanks guys. Since arctan and tan cancel each other out, the formula is o*[h/(d+o)], where h is the height of the plane behind the screen (from the center), d is the distance behind the screen the plane is located at, and o is the distance from the observer to the screen (I just used 1 'unit' for si...
by Durandal
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646412

Re: EVE Online

I've now canceled my subscription to EVE, at least until exams are over.

It was really starting to interfere, so I'm getting out before the addiction becomes life-ruining.
by Durandal
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Representing 3D objects on a 2D plane
Replies: 6
Views: 1947

Re: Representing 3D objects on a 2D plane

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by Durandal
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Representing 3D objects on a 2D plane
Replies: 6
Views: 1947

Representing 3D objects on a 2D plane

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by Durandal
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646412

Re: EVE Online

I make all my money in about 15-20 minute bursts every day or every other day. Tru-dat. One executioner in .6 with 2 beam lasers can earn enough cash to buy a cruiser in about a week playing in short bouts. You can't make enough isk to do anything in 20 minutes every other day. Even if you're flipp...
by Durandal
Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646412

Re: EVE Online

I like the new gentle 'whoosh' when you go through a jump gate. Sure beats the the justified electronic sex sounds of yore.

Also does anyone else think that it takes longer for you to de-cloak after jumping in from a gate? That'll be good for evading non-bubbled gate camps if true.
by Durandal
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646412

Re: EVE Online

No 'xkcd corp', just a corp that a few people from here are in. Join the xkcd channel, instructions in xaddak's sig.
by Durandal
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Useful documents for proving evolution?
Replies: 35
Views: 2909

Re: Useful documents for proving evolution?

I just spent like 15 minutes reading Conservapedia. How was I not made aware of this place before? I think I've found the heaven that trolls dream of.
by Durandal
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Useful documents for proving evolution?
Replies: 35
Views: 2909

Re: Useful documents for proving evolution?

I second that. Stay away from it. One of my friends is a devout Catholic, and he went through a phase where he started subtly hinting that I should think of joining up. I finally said no, I would not, and what followed was quite a large argument. It ended up with my friend claiming he had refuted ev...
by Durandal
Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646412

Re: EVE Online

Minmatar are teh sucke.

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