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by Chen
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Women on submarines?
Replies: 129
Views: 13063

Re: Women on submarines?

IIRC the kind of privacy needed for a quickie doesn't exist on subs. I'd think it naive to assume if two people want to fuck they're not going to find a way to do so even on a submarine (especially if they're cooped up together for months on end). Hell they even talk about staterooms that have 2 bu...
by Chen
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 143979

Re: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)

Is anyone else slightly irked at how predictable it was that Sylar took over Matt's body? Parkman is an idiot. I mean come on, Sylar has already made you see things before, wouldn't you at least consider he might be tricking you this time? Especially if what you're doing is going to massively impai...
by Chen
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 463113

Re: WoWzers!

Well, it will still make things easier, shorter fights mean you have to coordinate for a shorter amount of time. All those <10% wipes become kills. But my point wasn't that you don't need skill once you outgear, my point was that you need a butt ton of skill to do the hard modes with the intended g...
by Chen
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Women on submarines?
Replies: 129
Views: 13063

Re: Women on submarines?

I think this is fantastic. What I don't understand though, is why can't women and men just share one bathroom? Female sailors could join sub crews by 2011 The officers would share their existing head, and just use a flippable sign on the door denoting whether women or men are in the head. Uh thats ...
by Chen
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Humans sicken me [TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE]
Replies: 139
Views: 10456

Re: Humans sicken me [TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE]

Things like this make me think we as homo sapiens are a mixed breed of homo sapiens and Neanderthal and some people are less evolved than others. I can say without doubt I'm not capable of rape and i feel like it has more to do with my nature than my nurture. I mean could my upbringing really be th...
by Chen
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 463113

Re: WoWzers!

As far as gear vs skill, it varies pretty greatly. If you go to a Naxx pug, it's usually gear pulling people through it. But you're not going to beat very much current content without a healthy dose of skill (Ony aside :)), certainly you aren't getting any of the Hard Mode 25s done. At the same tim...
by Chen
Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Murderer makes headway in suit against hostage
Replies: 27
Views: 2541

Re: Murderer makes headway in suit against hostage

Are you really trying to suggest that he should be reimbursed travel expenses he used to kill someone? I would say it depends on why he went there in the first place. Was it to just kill them? Or was it to get his refund, to which he was ostensibly legally entitled. I can't actually find any inform...
by Chen
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 463113

Re: WoWzers!

PvP is the only facet of the game that offers any real challenge is what I typically find. Playing against other humans is very different than versus AI. It might be difficult to find a strat to kill boss X, but once somebody does it, everyone else just copies it. The same can not be said for PvP, ...
by Chen
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Researchers Reverse Cognitive Impairment from Sleep Loss
Replies: 34
Views: 2793

Re: Researchers Reverse Cognitive Impairment from Sleep Loss

Oh yes more drugs that is the best way to solve our problems that won't cause any dependencies like sleeping pills or tons of unforeseen consequences like the other ways we try to mess with our brains no sir! You realize that is WHY they're doing research on it right? To see what consequences DO oc...
by Chen
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 69455

Re: Stargate: Universe

We should agree what we're spoilering and what not, the thread gets hard to read. Yeah I agree with this. Just been spoilering stuff for a "just in case" reason. Really I'd imagine TV show threads about currently running shows should be expected to have spoilers in them. I know I'm pr...
by Chen
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Somali pirates have scared off corporate fishing boats
Replies: 19
Views: 2025

Re: Somali pirates have scared off corporate fishing boats

Considering the article quotes average daily wage at $5 with the fishermen now able to bring in near $200 I don't really see what it will do to benefit the non-fishermen. In quite a few economies, $5 a day is plenty enough to improve quality of life. You have to consider what the people there norma...
by Chen
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australian supermarket to rename racist biscuit
Replies: 198
Views: 9689

Re: Australian supermarket to rename racist biscuit

It really seems to me that when people start going "Coon? You mean the cheese?" that particular piece of racism is dead and buried. Um, that particular piece of racism is certainly not dead and buried. The post was saying that ONCE Coon is primarilly used to define a type of cheese, that ...
by Chen
Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: School tests
Replies: 20
Views: 2335

Re: School tests

So this just leads to thousands of young people spending a whole month cramming for a series of tests which more or less decide whether you get into university or not because your final mark is so heavily weighted from this one exam. The larger failure is the fact that tests given are often much mo...
by Chen
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Somali pirates have scared off corporate fishing boats
Replies: 19
Views: 2025

Re: Somali pirates have scared off corporate fishing boats

Might just be the cynic in me, but in a society thats somewhat lawless at the moment, I have a hard time believing people's greed will be overcome by their charitableness. I mean if fishermen are really making 40x more money than the other people there, I can't see it lasting long with no type of re...
by Chen
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 463113

Re: WoWzers!

An00b'arak I was on 'Frozen Orb' duty so my dps plummeted as I scarpered around playing anti-air defences. But my God, the final 25% of that fight is amazing. Am I right in thinking that it's a straight "AoE health leech from the boss from then on until he dies, and the only option is AimedMor...
by Chen
Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?
Replies: 413
Views: 42811

Re: Meat. Eating it. Is it alright to?

Now in terms of animal cruelty, pigs are far more intelligent than dogs. Most of you object to an owner beating their dog. Isn't this morally ambiguous? Citation please. There has been a fair bit of discussion on animal intelligence in earlier posts and determining animal intelligence is fairly dif...
by Chen
Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Matthew Shepard Act passes
Replies: 126
Views: 9318

Re: Matthew Shepard Act passes

The American Family Association said since "sexual orientation" nowhere is defined in the law, "this law will give pedophiles, voyeurs, and exhibitionists special protections, which is why the bill has correctly been called 'The Pedophile Protection Act.'" Well the hate crime le...
by Chen
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Somali pirates have scared off corporate fishing boats
Replies: 19
Views: 2025

Re: Somali pirates have scared off corporate fishing boats

Which, if I recall correctly, was the entire point I hope this can help improve living conditions. Well it should improve living conditions for the now rich fishermen. Considering the article quotes average daily wage at $5 with the fishermen now able to bring in near $200 I don't really see what i...
by Chen
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 69455

Re: Stargate: Universe

Of course, there is the problem that Rush is supposedly a genius. I'm not the only one who immediately called the likely outcome, and if a bunch of internet dwellers can predict the outcome, you'd think the super-genius-boffin of the show would have figured it out. Yeah this. I mean how man...
by Chen
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 463113

Re: WoWzers!

Random question: In PvE how fast should your reflexes be when it comes to spell interrupts (to be adequate I mean, obviously the faster the better)? I'm pretty slow at the moment, but even if I start practicing it will probably be a while before I can interrupt <1 second cast time spells. Most PvE ...
by Chen
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 463113

Re: WoWzers!

The prices of Titansteel on my sever tends to fluctuate wildly, so sometimes this works and sometimes not. Not only that, but people on my server have a nasty habit of trying to sell titansteel in large batches because they're IDIOTS. Yeah stacks of 20 titansteel are fairly useless. I suppose if yo...
by Chen
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Matthew Shepard Act passes
Replies: 126
Views: 9318

Re: Matthew Shepard Act passes

Considering there is a section in the bill that specifically says this deals with crimes that result in bodily harm (or attempted harm) does make it kinda hard to see how people could be complaining about free speech. I am somewhat confused by the following from the section discussing the constituti...
by Chen
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Dan Brown's new book. The Lost Symbol. (Spoilers)
Replies: 31
Views: 10321

Re: Dan Brown's new book. The Lost Symbol. (Spoilers)

I read all his books and clearly they are formulaic. Yeah so... since when does formulaic = entertaining? Well House on TV is ridiculously formulaic but I still find it quite entertaining. As stated Dan Brown's books are also formulaic but they're still somewhat entertaining to read. They're not cl...
by Chen
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Blackface and Muhammad cartoons
Replies: 97
Views: 8537

Re: Blackface and Muhammad cartoons

I'm not sure about that particular cartoon. In one way, I can see at as implying "all Muslims are violent" I can also see at is lampooning the irony of a people threatening violence in the name of a peaceful religion. Sort of like how if someone drew a cartoon of Jesus bombing an abortion...
by Chen
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Treasury Dept. Cuts Executive Pay
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Treasury Dept. Cuts Executive Pay

As much as I hate the idea of the government deciding pay rates, it's not like they shouldn't have seen this coming. When you ask the government to save you, you better believe there will be some strings (or thick ropes) attached. And if this means they won't hire good people and do bad business, s...
by Chen
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 463113

Re: WoWzers!

Stupid 20 hour cooldown on Titansteel...I want my shield! Is it actually worth waiting on titansteel on your server? The difference in value between titanium + eternals and titansteel is almost nothing on my server. The profit per titansteel bar on my server is less than 10g (and often times the co...
by Chen
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Treasury Dept. Cuts Executive Pay
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Treasury Dept. Cuts Executive Pay

Seeing how much damage those "good people" did, it might be better to give the "bad people" a chance. In a lot of the cases those who caused the problems left. So the new people who took their places and are trying to bring this company back up are now getting their pay cut. If ...
by Chen
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Treasury Dept. Cuts Executive Pay
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Treasury Dept. Cuts Executive Pay

90% seems a tad high. It leaves very little incentive for the good people, at the companies that need good people running them, to stick around. At a 90% pay cut its not that difficult to go find similar work elsewhere, simply by making it known you'll accept something like 50% (or maybe not even th...
by Chen
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 143979

Re: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)

Sylar has always been killable, IF there were someone on the show who wasn't an idiot. Step 1: Flashbang. Step 2: Tranquilizer dart. Step 3: Decapitation. Also, there's a followup set of things that really ought to be done afterwards for the sake of thoroughness, but those three SHOULD be sufficien...
by Chen
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 69455

Re: Stargate: Universe

So... That's a 'no', right? And I guess it's not being made (legally) available over the Internet either. Its being played on Space in Canada. You can check out their website (http://www.spacecast.com I think) since I know they do stream some shows (like Defying Gravity). They may be streaming this...
by Chen
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins
Replies: 277
Views: 59277

Re: Dragon Age: Origins

Wait, there is DLC before the game is even released ?! Well fuck you Bioware, you're off my (rapidly diminishing) list if decent game developers. And I was looking forward to this game, too. Pooey. But isn't the DLC stuff free with directdownload/bought versions of the game? Wasn't this one of thos...
by Chen
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman recants sex torture testimony
Replies: 25
Views: 2729

Re: Woman recants sex torture testimony

It does seem strange though, in that the supposed attackers were convicted and her ordeal in terms of media and the courts was over. If she wanted to be free of the whole situation, I'd imagine that switching it for "the girl who cried rape" is not a very alluring prospect. Yeah this was ...
by Chen
Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman recants sex torture testimony
Replies: 25
Views: 2729

Re: Woman recounts sex torture testimony

Firstly I assume the title of the post should be recant and not recount right? It does seem kinda strange that the men would plead guilty, though since the charges are fairly severe and the resulting punishment seemed fairly light, I guess it might make sense not to risk going to trial with it. I me...
by Chen
Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2086
Views: 395942

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

There are clearly better and worse ways to make characters- but those ways are actually clear. There are very few options that are seriously presented to you that are horrible (the Warlock is the only class that I'm familiar with that's significantly weaker than another class, and it's arguable whe...
by Chen
Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 463113

Re: WoWzers!

True story. While we do have some use in raid healing now, every other healing class kicks our asses in "true" AOE healing. Druids are arguably only slightly better than us, but they are still better at raid healing imo. A druid will easily have the highest throughput of healing when larg...
by Chen
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 463113

Re: WoWzers!

Easiest way to find groups is as a tank or a healer. There are fewer of these classes, whereas every class can DPS. As a paladin already you can pretty much do any job (except ranged dps) so really any alt is just a matter of what you want to do. I don't particularly enjoy healing so I haven't rolle...
by Chen
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 69455

Re: Stargate: Universe

Here's an idea. Can't they use the stones to swap bodies with death-row criminals and thus escape the ship that way? Yeah, they'd be in the bodies of criminals, but that's better than dying or starvation/dehydration/asphyxia/etc billions of LY away. Its unclear how the link is broken, but it doesn'...
by Chen
Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 69455

Re: Stargate: Universe

Why bother running the ship on solar power, seems kinda silly for a ship that flies through empty space for most of the time, that's definitely going to be what the ship's going to do but it just seems stupid. Now running it on fusion power and ram scooping interstellar hydrogen makes more ...
by Chen
Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 285530

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

Devour is meh, actually. It's like throwing all your chips all into one pot, or even several. One spot removal spell and... I much prefer token buffers. But do remember that it's possible to have 8 copies of Wrath post-(or even pre-) SB in Extended now, if that matters. (4x DoJ + 4x WoG) Isn't ther...
by Chen
Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Helping the poor pay for college
Replies: 106
Views: 10855

Re: Helping the poor pay for college

I wonder about the argument that college students waste their time drinking, sleeping, and partying. I mean... isn't that like school or any other sort of self-improvement? If you spend money on an after-work class in Chinese but just goof off, you're just cheating yourself. Same thing with college...

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