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by benbw
Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0492: "Scrabble"
Replies: 171
Views: 49219

Re: "Scrabble" Discussion

I had a really awkward situtation with Scrabble when my militant Catholic grandma spelled "tits". Of course, that really can't compare with getting "orgy" while playing catchphrase with my extended family and my mom.
by benbw
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Graphics Card Performance Trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 1807

Re: Graphics Card Performance Trouble

You know, we keep assuming that it's a driver problem (game.amd.com has drivers that work with the card) but because COD multiplayer works just fine I think that's a sign that it's something else entirely. What happens when you run a 3D game in a window? If you can, do that while running something ...
by benbw
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 411276

Re: Team Fortress 2

Missouri (GMT-6), can be available 4-9 weekdays, most times on weekends.
by benbw
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Graphics Card Performance Trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 1807

Re: Graphics Card Performance Trouble

Why buy a mediocre card if you already have a card that is also of that particular class of mediocre value :roll: Personally, I would have bought a 8600 or 8800. If you're going to game, at LEAST get an 8800 and an Core2Duo... Those combined only cost around $300, max. http://www.guru3d.com/article...
by benbw
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal!
Replies: 385
Views: 63391

Re: Portal!

Jorpho wrote:Anyone here check out the "Portal Prelude" mode that was just released?


This is pretty fun, though it's extremely hard for me, partially because I suck, and partially because I haven't played since I finished the game.
by benbw
Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Graphics Card Performance Trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 1807

Re: Graphics Card Performance Trouble

For the record, you're not going to match other people's tests with that processor, but you should under no circumstances see worse performance than with an 8500 GT. I mean, the 4670's in a completely different class of card. Also, make sure that you've completely removed your old NVIDIA software: ...
by benbw
Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Graphics Card Performance Trouble
Replies: 14
Views: 1807

Graphics Card Performance Trouble

I just installed an HD 4670 (512 MB DDR3) on my computer. I have the drivers installed and it is displaying fine, but it is performing much worse then I expected (in many cases worse then the 8500 GT I used previously). Here are my components: 2 GB SATA RAM Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)...
by benbw
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 404917

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Today we were talking about Jefferson and his reducing spending on fancy dinner parties. This segued into Mary Todd Lincoln, who the teacher said spent the budget for the whole term in one year, and then this: "She really loved those big balls." Everyone's attention was pretty much gone af...
by benbw
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 870
Views: 225019

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

While working on free-body diagrams:
Random Person: Gravity goes up, right?
by benbw
Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 411276

Re: Team Fortress 2

ArchangelShrike wrote:Also, anyone play Zombie Fortress? Interesting mod of survivors vs. zombies to eat brains.


I played it for a little bit last week, and it's lots of fun. Being a zombie does get old after a while, but I never got bored as a survivor.
by benbw
Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fracture
Replies: 18
Views: 1844

Re: Fracture

fishyfish777 wrote:Looks cool, but I don't know if my GTX260 SLI x4 will handle it :(

:shock: I think me and my single 8500GT are going to go somewhere and cry now.
Also, this is console only I believe.

This game seems cool, but the terrain thing seems a whole lot more like a gimmick than anything else.
by benbw
Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Nine Inch Nails
Replies: 94
Views: 12556

Re:

I'm a big fan. Pretty Hate Machine and the Downward Spiral are superb albums, and I love broken and fixed. Not really into his post-fragile stuff, though - I think it's tepid, insipid, uninspired and bland. Hate Year Zero. and With Teeth is flat out dull. In short, I think he has jumped the shark. ...
by benbw
Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: XKCD TF2 Server Poll
Replies: 83
Views: 6096

Re: XKCD TF2 Server Poll

I think we need to try and work together to find a time when everyone can do this.

I can be available whatever time works during the weekend, and i'm in the central time zone.
by benbw
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Graphics Card Choice/Powering
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: Graphics Card Choice/Powering

Yeah, you won't have any problems using a PCI-Express 2.0 video card with any 1.1 motherboard (like yours). But that processor of yours consumes a lot of power, so I wouldn't ever use any video card that requires auxiliary power with that rig. Also, that motherboard doesn't appear to have support f...
by benbw
Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Graphics Card Choice/Powering
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: Graphics Card Choice/Powering

That card will use too much power and is highly overpriced for its relative performance. But I can't say if a 300W PSU will be enough one way or another without knowing what other components you have in your computer. If you want to play it safe but still guarantee some decent framerates, your best...
by benbw
Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Nine Inch Nails
Replies: 94
Views: 12556

Re: Nine Inch Nails

Semidi wrote:If you get a chance to see them in concert, do so.


Seconded, especially with the awesome visuals.

Only bad part was the fact that I had a crazy headache and ears ringing. But that wasn't until afterward.
by benbw
Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1194177

Re: What are you listening to?

Ares-Bloc Party

I love this song.
by benbw
Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Graphics Card Choice/Powering
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Graphics Card Choice/Powering

I've been trying for a couple of weeks unsuccessfully to get CoD:4 multiplayer to work on my computer. I'm pretty certain that it's a graphics card issue, because right now I have an 8500 GT. My computer has a 300W power supply and PCI Express x16 1.0. I've been looking into the GeForce 8800 GTS (G8...
by benbw
Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cut in their prime
Replies: 87
Views: 11292

Re: Cut in their prime

I don't know if it was "good", but I really enjoyed the concept of Threshold.
by benbw
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: XKCD TF2 Server Poll
Replies: 83
Views: 6096

Re: XKCD TF2 Server Poll

I voted for mix because I enjoy many of the stock maps, but would like to try some new ones. I would suggest having a selection of a few custom maps that are compiled in a single download so that people can download them all while doing other things.
by benbw
Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Why should I like Muse and Radiohead?
Replies: 45
Views: 6937

Re: Why should I like Muse and Radiohead?

The first thing I would say, is listening to just the newer stuff doesn't really work. I'm not really into Radiohead as much, but I know Kid A for sure and maybe In Rainbows are different from the older stuff. OK Computer is the one that most people I know love. With Muse, Black Holes & Revelati...
by benbw
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Jazz
Replies: 90
Views: 10170

Re: Jazz

I have a weird opinion of jazz (and classical while I'm at it). I love playing it, especially latin jazz, but I absolutely can't stand listening to it.
by benbw
Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP Tests are here
Replies: 111
Views: 9924

Re: AP Tests are here

politics & gov. : 4 (didn't actually take the class)
physics B : 4 (didn't learn a ton of stuff on the test, i think about half the free response)
i still was expecting a 5 for government, but i don't think it will especially matter.
by benbw
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Coheed and Cambria
Replies: 21
Views: 3919

Re: Coheed and Cambria

I have a bit of a mixed opinion of Coheed and Cambria. I like the band, but I can't stand Claudio's singing. Welcome Home is the only song I can really listen to without mentally flinching at several points during the song. Of course, I've only listened to No World For Tomorrow(the album) and 5 or 6...
by benbw
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bands you're currently enjoying
Replies: 106
Views: 9114

Re: Bands you're currently enjoying

Nine Inch Nails (especially The Slip)
Muse (HAARP/Absolution)
Weezer (pretty much anything but Make Believe right now)
Saul Williams
System of a Down(Hypnotize/Mezmerize)
They Might Be Giants(TMBG, Apollo 18)
by benbw
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 106511

Re: Metal

I love metal mixed in with other things, like Rage Against the Machine, System of a Down, Nine Inch Nails (admittedly pushing it a lot), and Tool, but I'll listen to almost any metal.
by benbw
Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Good Christian Rock -- it does exist.
Replies: 30
Views: 4264

Re: Good Christian Rock -- it does exist.

I don't know how well POD qualifies, considering they're different from the typical Christian rock group, but they are a Christian metal/rock/whatever band, and are not too bad.
by benbw
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2419113

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

My name is Ben, I'm in high school, and I've been reading xkcd for several months. I like music (band too), games (MTG mostly), and computers/the internet.
by benbw
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9563
Views: 1194177

Re: What are you listening to?

Song: Citizen Erased
Album: Origin of Symmetry
Artist: Muse
by benbw
Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game
Replies: 242
Views: 17761

Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

how would i join this game?
by benbw
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game
Replies: 242
Views: 17761

Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

I completely forgot about this, but if you restart or need human players, I'd be happy to play.
by benbw
Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal!
Replies: 385
Views: 63391

Re: Portal!

This game is amazing. The only real problem I had with it was the low difficulty level up until the last few levels.

Also, does anyone know if having Garry's mod is enough for the Flash Portal map pack? I really want to play it, but I don't own HL2.
by benbw
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Downloads
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: Music Downloads

I don't really pirate, but I've found Amazon mp3 to be amazing. It gives you DRM-free mp3s, and I have always used firefox with it. The prices are probably the worst part, but it is usually about $10 an album, and single songs are $0.99. The quality is good enough for my needs (256 kbps), and I beli...
by benbw
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hip-Hop and Rap
Replies: 104
Views: 12928

Re: Hip-Hop and Rap

My favorite rapper is Saul Williams. He's a preacher and poet from New York. His most recent album is a work of art. Google him because I don't have any links right now, besides his website http://www.niggytardust.com . Maybe all those rap haters with closed minds might find something good in his w...
by benbw
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game
Replies: 242
Views: 17761

Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

i just sent you a pm, but if you don't see it, i'd like to do the test game.
by benbw
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Wordless songs
Replies: 65
Views: 6542

Re: Wordless songs

NIN is definitely my favorite kind of instrumental music. Hyperpower! gives me chills, and Ghosts is a nice background thing to have going on.
by benbw
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Randomize Your Library, Post First Song
Replies: 212
Views: 17372

Re: Randomize Your Library, Post First Song

Muse-New Born (HAARP version)
I really like the song in the first place, and the cover of Rage's cover of Microphone Fiend was pretty amazing. (I'm pretty sure they didn't have that riff in the original)
by benbw
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Weezer - The Red Album leak
Replies: 26
Views: 3406

Re: Weezer - The Red Album leak

Everything Rivers sings on this album is not bad at all, Heart Songs was the only one I didn't really care for. The others aren't too great either, with the exception (maybe) of Automatic. I honestly don't hate Make Believe that much, except for Beverly Hills. But that probably has something to do w...
by benbw
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic is about to ruin itself...again
Replies: 39
Views: 4523

Re: Magic is about to ruin itself...again

Mythic rares are pretty dumb, but not too bad. They will be about as rare as rares in Xth for Shards, and hopefully they will follow through on making them "special" as opposed to "powerful", which would keep them pretty cheap as compared to the "GOYF AS A MYTHIC RARE $200 T...
by benbw
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game
Replies: 242
Views: 17761

Re: XKCD civilization IV pitboss marathon game

/in if i can.

can you give us a starting day?

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