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by SecondTalon
Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Perception of Death
Replies: 115
Views: 17981

Can death be felt? Depends. If you're dying due to blood loss, you get the whole "Tunnel with Light + Hallucinations" bit. It's apparently quite common for it to happen to people in those spinning G-Force centrifuges. So you get a last acid trip courtesy of your own brain before you sign o...
by SecondTalon
Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Anarchy
Replies: 43
Views: 8778

Any sort of anarchist society would revert back to nations in two hundred years or so. Removing the problem of food from the table, you still have the problem of resources. Power, for example. If everyone broke up into self-policing groups of a few thousand, they're still going to want power for the...
by SecondTalon
Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people love Japan so much?
Replies: 298
Views: 30838

Tastes like American, minus the fake orange color. Japanese Mozzarella - the white cheese pissing you off since 1974*



*Yes, I made up the date.
by SecondTalon
Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Where were you when you heard about 9/11?
Replies: 231
Views: 21008

Why would you not? :? Well, some people evidently think that children need to be protected from these sorts of thoughts and images or something. I think it's good to censor graphic sex and violence from kids: it's nice to be innocent and not desensitised. But that's different to pretending that the...
by SecondTalon
Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0275: "Thoughts"
Replies: 198
Views: 52003

After reading all of this, I'm just glad to know I'm not the only one who has those sorts of thoughts floating around pretty much all the time while I'm around her family. Mother, grandparents, her brother... doesn't matter. Also, unlike Belial, when faced with someone who's experienced a tragedy, I...
by SecondTalon
Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Old English?
Replies: 48
Views: 14108

... it's okay. We all now know that your aunt went back in time in a time machine of her own design, met your uncle, and brought him forward. You don't have to say anything else.
by SecondTalon
Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people love Japan so much?
Replies: 298
Views: 30838

trying to watch subbed anime without subtitles (and actually understanding most of it) I'm always reminded of So You Want To Learn Japanese . "The term "Holocaust" comes from the Latin roots "Holi" and "Causm", meaning "to major in Japanese". You get the...
by SecondTalon
Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Old English?
Replies: 48
Views: 14108

is old English that different? *googles Yes. To put it in Context, Shakespeare wrote in Early Modern English. One can argue that Early Modern English and Modern English are the same thing. English is broken up into Old English, Middle English, and Modern English. Wikipedia's got some examples
by SecondTalon
Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: ... the Kingdom Hearts thread
Replies: 96
Views: 13223

Nyarlathotep wrote:II lets you skip the cutscenes. <3 Thus, if you wanted, you could skip 100% of the cutscenes, miss nothing of importance, and still play the game just fine.


Since I finally got around to seeing if my question was answered...

One word. Awesomesauce.
by SecondTalon
Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Official Kids Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 12989

People don't fall madly in love, they fall madly in lust. Love is what keeps you around once lust's gone away. Eloquently spoken by one who has obviously never fallen madly in love, a complete unromantic. I prefer to think of myself as pragmatic, but now we're just splitting hairs. So what that I r...
by SecondTalon
Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why don't people do this already?(re:abortion, IVF, science)
Replies: 65
Views: 7748

"I don't know the difference between a fetus and a human." Seriously, where do you make that line? When it has a brain processing input? Some people say that's as early as a month into development. When it would be viable outside the mother? Well then we've got third trimester. As soon as...
by SecondTalon
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: ... the Kingdom Hearts thread
Replies: 96
Views: 13223

Is it an absolute skip (As in "Hit start to skip this nonsense") or a "Hit X a lot to jump to the end of the text block and continue on to what the next person's saying" in the non-cutscene interaction bits*? *cutscene being where the screen plays out a pre-rendered thing, non-in...
by SecondTalon
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 10 the most interesting things that you can get free
Replies: 45
Views: 6583

Do we really wanna start an "if operating systems were cars" thread? Not really. Free stuff Cigarette butts Road Signs (As long as you're not caught) Grass Leaves Boxes from Grocery Stores/Department Stores The box that new shoes are packaged in Light from Streetlights Light from the Sun ...
by SecondTalon
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 10 the most interesting things that you can get free
Replies: 45
Views: 6583

Well, you also have Truck (Mac) or Rusted Out Moped That Your Mom Says Is Cool (Windows)
by SecondTalon
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 10 the most interesting things that you can get free
Replies: 45
Views: 6583

Am I the only one who thinks saying Linux is like saying Car?

"I have Linux on my computer, and I drive Car to and from work!"
by SecondTalon
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Official Kids Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 12989

Does it scare you, the thought of falling madly in love, with someone who ends up wanting kids? You can't help with whom you fall in love. People don't fall madly in love, they fall madly in lust. Love is what keeps you around once lust's gone away. Children are quite possibly the biggest deal brea...
by SecondTalon
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: ... the Kingdom Hearts thread
Replies: 96
Views: 13223

Heh, he exaggerates a bit. II is not as good as I in terms of story, but the gameplay is def. improved. At least rent it, eh? The Drive Forms alone are just amazing. Well, I play Square games for the actual game, not the story. I find them to be horrendous storytellers.. unbelievable character inte...
by SecondTalon
Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: ... the Kingdom Hearts thread
Replies: 96
Views: 13223

FFI is one of the greatest FF's ever. Not one of, the only one. Granted, I'm not counting the Tactics line as the same thing as the standard line. But..yeah, Kingdom Hearts was worth the $50 or so I spent on it, but I don't really want to play II...especially after mc chris's rant... not that I car...
by SecondTalon
Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Oh snap, job interview in a couple of weeks. I'm tittering!
Replies: 10
Views: 2390

Re: Oh snap, job interview in a couple of weeks. I'm titter

bbctol wrote:
BlochWave wrote:Anyways everyone now commence with the interview advice.

All you have to do is remember that impossible is nothing.


No no, it's that nothing is impossible at Zombo Com.
by SecondTalon
Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Windows Taskbar (Specifically, Location)
Replies: 27
Views: 3871

I shouldn't have to manage it. Shit should not be there unless I have told it to be there in the first place. The problem is convincing not only Microsoft, but everyone else of the same thing. Quicktime and Adobe Acrobat Reader, for example. Very few people view .mov and .pdf files so much that the...
by SecondTalon
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Windows Taskbar (Specifically, Location)
Replies: 27
Views: 3871

(Especially that stupid Show Desktop button. Window+D, people!) Please explain how pressing two keys is easier than one mouse click. Because even when I've got my right hand on the mouse, my left is still more or less at the home position. Pinky to Windows, middle to D takes about a half second. Mo...
by SecondTalon
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Windows Taskbar (Specifically, Location)
Replies: 27
Views: 3871

I keep it at the bottom on single width because... it's what I'm used to using, and it works perfectly fine for me. I alt-tab between stuff faster than I click down on the bar for it, most of the time. Otherwise, it all groups by type, and the number of times I'm running more than, say, 8 or 9 progr...
by SecondTalon
Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games from your childhood
Replies: 232
Views: 31316

What's the difference between The Incredible Machine, and The Incredible Toon Machine?? I've heard that they're related, or one's a sequel, or something to that effect? The Incredible Toon Machine would essentially be The Incredible Machine 2. They made TIM, then they made an expanded version of TI...
by SecondTalon
Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: ... the Kingdom Hearts thread
Replies: 96
Views: 13223

Thank you. I'm glad someone else has been having this problem with Square games. I used to really enjoy their stuff. I don't know if they changed, or I did. I'm guessing it's not them, it's you. Or, rather, it is them, in that it's the same old stuff you've done before. You've already spent days do...
by SecondTalon
Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Official Kids Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 12989

The mantra of the moron. I need to watch Bill Hicks Live.. I've got Relentless on VHS, but.. it's on VHS. Back to the point... yeah, I'm going to biologically reproduce once. See what happens. I mean, I'm a child of the 80s, and reading all the safety recalls and such that have happened since then, ...
by SecondTalon
Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Official Kids Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 12989

Re: At 16 marrying your sweetheart whom you knocked up... Nothing fixes a mistake faster than another mistake! A better option would be to simply be there for the kid. No need to get married, financial and emotional support's really all that's needed. Marriage just adds in the inevitable divorce and...
by SecondTalon
Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why don't people do this already?(re:abortion, IVF, science)
Replies: 65
Views: 7748

bookishbunny wrote:Why? Are they really that great? Are they great enough to use up the Earth's resources, take a home away from your potentially-adopted child, and make even more children to continue the cycle?

Well? Are they!!!!


Yes, mine are. The awesomeness of my genes are rivaled only by their humility.
by SecondTalon
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Funny Telephone numbers
Replies: 42
Views: 5850

Spaz Funbag wrote:What's the matter with "867-5309"?


Other than constant calls for Jenny, there's nothing wrong with that number.
by SecondTalon
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why don't people do this already?(re:abortion, IVF, science)
Replies: 65
Views: 7748

Given I've done 0 research on this, I'm assuming it has something to do with the fertilized egg implanting on the uterine wall, and how it becomes like a parasite in the sense that it cannot be removed without killing it.
Now to go research and see if I'm heading in the right direction.
by SecondTalon
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people love Japan so much?
Replies: 298
Views: 30838

Because it's cheaper.

Today's American cheese is generally no longer made from a blend of cheeses, but instead is manufactured from a set of ingredients which meets the legal definition of cheese and includes "whey protein concentrates" regularly imported from other countries
by SecondTalon
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: ... the Kingdom Hearts thread
Replies: 96
Views: 13223

I played the first one the year it came out all the way to (what I think is) the last level.. Hollow Bastion. Teleported or whatever down to ... a blank open field. Ran forward two or three feet and... got sucked in to some kinda random fight thing or something. For whatever reason, I completely los...
by SecondTalon
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games from your childhood
Replies: 232
Views: 31316

I'd forgotten all about Hugo until you mentioned it. That brings back some memories... but, the first graphical adventure game I played was King's Quest 4. On a 4 color monitor.... I had to use the hint book to figure out that the golden orb existed..as it was white on my screen, and looked like ba...
by SecondTalon
Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your Amazing Superpower
Replies: 290
Views: 34325

So.. non-nerd devout christians don't find forums about math webcomics amusing? Me.. I have the ability to say things in the absolute worst possible way at the worst possible time. Like making an offhand joke to someone about a rare, incurable disease only to find out that their beloved grandparent ...
by SecondTalon
Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whats your name?
Replies: 198
Views: 21557

Nyarlathotep wrote:Pixel: YAY FOR CHOOSING YOUR OWN NAME. <3 Honestly I think more people should do that.


Yeah, but then you have people who end up in my situation.
My chosen name doesn't exactly.. flow.

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by SecondTalon
Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Smile Sometime
Replies: 36
Views: 6297

Nothing says "Buy our shirts!" like a screaming couple.
by SecondTalon
Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games from your childhood
Replies: 232
Views: 31316

I'd forgotten all about Hugo until you mentioned it. That brings back some memories... but, the first graphical adventure game I played was King's Quest 4. On a 4 color monitor.... I had to use the hint book to figure out that the golden orb existed..as it was white on my screen, and looked like bac...
by SecondTalon
Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games from your childhood
Replies: 232
Views: 31316

No problem. Took me around 10 years to find another copy of the Colossal Cave after the floppy went bad, so I know how it is.

Now, if I could only find another copy of Torture.bas
by SecondTalon
Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games from your childhood
Replies: 232
Views: 31316

Zyhlaari wrote:The first game I played was a text based one, and it was called The Golden Wombat. And never again have I seen it since my brother sat on the floppy.


The Golden Wombat of Destiny?
by SecondTalon
Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Smile Sometime
Replies: 36
Views: 6297

A quick google search came up with these UO models , and the left one looks pretty happy. When I clicked on the link, I honestly expected to see Ultima Online paperdolls. I haven't played UO in at least six years, if not more. Smiling is overrated. Well, the giant, toothy Let's-see-if-I-can-flash-m...
by SecondTalon
Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games from your childhood
Replies: 232
Views: 31316

The first games I remember playing... Joust Frogger Colossal Cave Then, later.. Mario, Zelda, etc... But to this day, Colossal Cave reminds me of being 4-6 years old, trying to get out of a maze of twisty little passages, all different, shouting XYZZY in the darkness, hoping it would work just this ...

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