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by SecondTalon
Thu May 10, 2007 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Technological Naivety
Replies: 159
Views: 21445

Culled from experience in dealing with the real world and the internet itself. Box, Tower - The case containing the motherboard, drives, and in some cases where money overrules sense, neon lights. Tower can be innacurate for desktop models, but Box can be seen as a little on the 'leet side. Rig - So...
by SecondTalon
Wed May 09, 2007 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dreams - The Sleeping Kind
Replies: 94
Views: 14563

Are you sure you're not in your own personal Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge?
by SecondTalon
Wed May 09, 2007 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1167862

Clutch - The Devil & Me
by SecondTalon
Wed May 09, 2007 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Technological Naivety
Replies: 159
Views: 21445

Yeah, you've got a point.. and the googling thing is a bad example anyway.

Why doesn't someone have a story of a biochemist failing at installing a network card, so I can make a better point?
by SecondTalon
Wed May 09, 2007 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Technological Naivety
Replies: 159
Views: 21445

At the coffee shop yesterday, the girl at the counter said, "So you know about computers, right?".... I was working at a job site with a engineer who had a doctorate in biochemistry. ... Being a Computer Guy(tm) as a profession puts you in a similar boat as many professions, Doctors being...
by SecondTalon
Wed May 09, 2007 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0259: "Cliched Exchanges"
Replies: 74
Views: 25651

This story has to do with a young man who was deathly afraid of snakes. It is difficult to emphasize enough his horrible snake phobia. The most dangerous, deadly serpent in his corner of the world was a snake called Nathan. To make a short story longer, Nate the Snake was without a doubt the worst, ...
by SecondTalon
Mon May 07, 2007 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Need to give colleague reasons not to shop at WalMart.
Replies: 118
Views: 17443

Wal-Mart has effectively split into three variants, in a way. You have the classic Wal-Mart, sells hardware, toys, clothes, and a small selection of nonperishable food, though many of those are starting to have freezer sections and carry bread. Then there's the Super Wal-Mart... Classic Wal-Mart + A...
by SecondTalon
Mon May 07, 2007 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Circumcision (split from picture-thread)
Replies: 319
Views: 42924

A religious That's something else that always bugged me. Why carve up your kid's genitals in the name of a religion they may not even want to be a part of, once they're old enough to say something about it? Because that's what the religion says. In the mind of a religious person, even one that is m...
by SecondTalon
Mon May 07, 2007 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 686297

Actually, it depends on the game system.
by SecondTalon
Mon May 07, 2007 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0258: "Conspiracy Theories"
Replies: 272
Views: 79962

Alien-Hybrids. Half Alien, Half Raptor, Half Manbearpig. Very large.
by SecondTalon
Mon May 07, 2007 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 686297

Zombies aren't human. They're undead. Everyone knows that.
by SecondTalon
Mon May 07, 2007 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guitar Hero
Replies: 578
Views: 51534

Nah, mostly I'm an idiot who didn't do a proper search.
by SecondTalon
Mon May 07, 2007 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Technological Naivety
Replies: 159
Views: 21445

What, you haven't seen the Computer Professor commercials?
by SecondTalon
Mon May 07, 2007 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Technological Naivety
Replies: 159
Views: 21445

When you said Christian internet I thought you were going for that old joke about the protestant wanting all the icons gone from his computer. Sadly, no joke. 5-7 minute conversation, use of the word Christian... I don't remember, but enough to where it stopped sounding like a word to me. I'm guess...
by SecondTalon
Mon May 07, 2007 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guitar Hero
Replies: 578
Views: 51534

Triangle Hero!

Bing



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by SecondTalon
Mon May 07, 2007 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Technological Naivety
Replies: 159
Views: 21445

I deal with computer user error on a day-to-day basis. At least I'm no longer answering phones in Tech Support. The greatest naivety comes from a woman who asked if we provided a Christian internet. After clarifying what she was asking for, she wanted an exact copy of the internet, completely separa...
by SecondTalon
Mon May 07, 2007 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0258: "Conspiracy Theories"
Replies: 272
Views: 79962

I've always wanted to talk to someone who doesn't believe we landed on the moon. Just to ask "So.. why didn't the US's political, economic, and scientific rivals of the time.. the Soviet Union... with whom the US was engaged in a Space Race call the US on it? I mean, shouldn't it have gone - US...
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 686297

Not really.

Strange would be posting the answer before the question.
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: In God we trust
Replies: 273
Views: 30208

Hm.. I should see if I can get Fox to sign some kind of deal with my state...

so I can get Stonecutter plates.
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: In God we trust
Replies: 273
Views: 30208

I don't have a problem with the plates existing.

I do have a problem with there being no fee associated with it. I also have a problem if I can't get a "Krishna's BLUE!" license plate.. or whatever would be apropriate.

1 vs. 2

Plates shouldn't exist.
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 686297

I thought it was like.. truthiness or famousness or raptorness. Or Warrior Ness.
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 686297

Prove it.

Mathematically.

Until then, I'll just assume you exist in a state of quantum flux, neither male nor female, yet male and female. Schrödinger's Genitalia!

(Alternately, Schrödinger's Penis and Schrödinger's Vagina)
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Student arrested for making a map of his school
Replies: 28
Views: 7878

Doom being the first game I know of with very good user-map support... everyone within the age group of high school who was making Doom maps made a map of their school. Everyone. I remember way back in the Geocities days of the internet, when blinking text roamed the plains and devoured everything i...
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Suicide (Re-named)
Replies: 209
Views: 54986

Oh noes! They got Joe!
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Suicide (Re-named)
Replies: 209
Views: 54986

Selfishness is the state of being when you are not concerned with satisfying someone else's selfish behavior. Anyway, I fully support that anyone of sound mind should be able to "check out" any time they like. I also believe that people suffering from depression are not of sound mind. So, ...
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kurdish girl killed for marrying a boy of the wrong religion
Replies: 39
Views: 7749

"Stupid is as stupid does"
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 434
Views: 64832

Out in the wasteland
Driving cars of rusted steel
oh, look. Burma Shave.
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 200654

Hand Drawn Games presents Tower Defense

Zombie Horde 3... imagine replacing the Zombies with Raptors.
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kurdish girl killed for marrying a boy of the wrong religion
Replies: 39
Views: 7749

3.14159265... wrote:The way KKK members killing Black teens were seen as a Heroes amongst some Americans not too long ago.


And still seen that way by a (thankfully) small and ignorant section of the American population.

Ignorance is a hell of a drug.
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Irrational fears
Replies: 562
Views: 74761

I'm irrationally afraid that if I go ice skating, I'll fall and someone will run over my hands, the blades of their skates slicing off my four fingers completely. I know, I know, completely irrational. Will never happen. At best, they'd get a pinky before tripping on the bone and tendons of my ring ...
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 686297

I am Second Talon. My chair-keyboard interface device is 27 Earth Revolutions and some change. I was linked here a couple of months ago by a co-worker saying that he thought the comic linked was something similar to what I've said in the past.

The comic? A hatguy classic.
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0256: "Online Communities"
Replies: 318
Views: 113949

Aww, but I hate introductions!
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Privacy
Replies: 40
Views: 8193

It's an inevitability. For now.. and I figure this will last another 10 years or so... the average person hasn't figured out the three part thing.... It's all in human behavior.. a person acts one way at work, another way at home, a third way in a place of worship, and so on. Currently, because most...
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Privacy
Replies: 40
Views: 8193

The way I see it, more and more instances of "Person reprimanded by work/school/professional life for internet acknowledgement of private life" until... suprise suprise.. people start embracing Anonymous as a persona. Myself, though I'm easy to track down with my online name.. I use it eve...
by SecondTalon
Sat May 05, 2007 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0256: "Online Communities"
Replies: 318
Views: 113949

I really wish that there was an xkcd stamp on the images. I'm really sick of seeing people link to it or rehost it without giving credit where credit is due. http://www.socialham.com/images/communitymaplarge.png I'm not sure where you saw the link to that image, but on the parent page (socialham.co...

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