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by far_wanderer
12 Aug 2010, 22:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you doing right now?
Replies: 335
Views: 7616

Re: What are you doing right now?

I'm having a forum conversation about Doctor Who. Damn BBC:AM for not being basic cable... And would you say he's cooler than the previous two? He's about as cool as bowties and Fezs. Seriously. Wait for it and you'll understand the coolness. He takes it up to 11. Cooler is actually precisely the ad...
by far_wanderer
12 Aug 2010, 20:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you guys treat ads?
Replies: 37
Views: 785

Re: How do you guys treat ads?

I'm quite fond of advertising as a concept, because it allows me to experience for free things that would otherwise cost money. I encourage their use, so long as they are not pop-ups or sound ads. And if there's a pain-free way to provide feedback on which ads interest me more, I generally participa...
by far_wanderer
12 Aug 2010, 16:26
Forum: Video Games
Topic: New to Steam
Replies: 43
Views: 900

Re: New to Steam

I'm going to offer an alternative bit of advice, that depends on your answer to the following question: Do you care about playing brand new cutting edge games as they come out? If the answer is no, then I don't think you need a new computer yet. As someone new to computer gaming, you will have plent...
by far_wanderer
09 Aug 2010, 07:49
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Kult games shout out!
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Kult games shout out!

Fallout 1 and 2
Civilization 2 (you could try 1, but I haven't gone that far back so I can't personally recommend it)
Commander Keen
Tyrian
Total Annihilation

Those are my "golden oldies".
by far_wanderer
29 Jul 2010, 17:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wireless router recomendations
Replies: 13
Views: 283

Re: Wireless router recomendations

I had a Linksys back at home with my parents, and it worked quite well. The occasional times something went wrong I was able to puzzle my way through to fixing it by myself, so that was pretty nice. Now in my own apartment I have a Netgear which has also been working out very well. However, nothing ...
by far_wanderer
29 Jul 2010, 11:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loading Ready Records?
Replies: 64
Views: 1858

Re: Loading Ready Records?

2004 Holiday Special - the twelve geeky days of Christmas.
by far_wanderer
29 Jul 2010, 00:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phobias
Replies: 80
Views: 2429

Re: Phobias

I have a very intense fear of being misunderstood, which manifests in almost everything I do in all kinds of unusual ways but most commonly as a fear of initiating a conversation about something or making a phone call. I'm also scared of things that might be in water I can't see, which even extends ...
by far_wanderer
26 Jul 2010, 12:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This thread is so gay
Replies: 6589
Views: 205638

Re: This thread is so gay

Question; I have some people, an older couple I tangentially know, who owned a flower farm (growing dahlias). Occasionally, they would have weddings there. A same-sex couple approached them about having their wedding there (same-sex marriage having been legal in BC for a while now), and were refuse...
by far_wanderer
26 Jul 2010, 11:21
Forum: LRR Video Discussion
Topic: Ways to use a Vuvuzela
Replies: 54
Views: 4359

Re: Ways to use a Vuvuzela

You misspelled "Bestiary" marring an otherwise awesome photoshop. And in a slightly nerdier complaint, the Dire Vuvuzela should have been Gargantuan or Colossal, since it took up 5 squares. Back to the positive. Old-Lady Kathleen with the earhorn and Irritated Tim were hilarious. Referee P...
by far_wanderer
25 Jul 2010, 08:35
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Video Game Narrative 3 Parts poll, see and list
Replies: 52
Views: 789

Re: Video Game Narrative 3 Parts poll, see and list

Interesting comments but besides the mention of Half Life 2 there hasn't been any substantial lists of games that had good or bad stories to them, I know I might be pulling a Matt asking for some to list me games so I don't go looking but there are a lot of games out there for me to evaluate. Any m...
by far_wanderer
23 Jul 2010, 21:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Romantic Comedies
Replies: 28
Views: 905

Re: Romantic Comedies

I personally really like Hitch , primarily because it features a charismatic and manipulative guy who isn't the villain. Too often in movies the guy who actually understands the mechanics of social interaction gets pegged as the bad guy, while someone who does the exact same things but does them jus...
by far_wanderer
22 Jul 2010, 15:37
Forum: Video Games
Topic: DON'T LOOK AT THIS THREAD, SERIOUSLY!
Replies: 70
Views: 1444

Re: DON'T LOOK AT THIS THREAD, SERIOUSLY!

I looked because in the world of the internet, no one ever puts anything they actually don't want people to see behind a "don't look" sign. If you want it hidden, you encode it so no one can see it. Also, everyone who is reading this just lost the game. Hey, you were warned not to look at ...
by far_wanderer
20 Jul 2010, 20:44
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Kinect to retail for $149.99 USD - Nov. 4th
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Kinect to retail for $149.99 USD - Nov. 4th

My choice was not listed: I'll buy it as soon as something, anything , that I would conceivably play comes out for it. I consider motion control to be an incredibly important technology, but gaming is a terrible place to develop it, and the game developers aren't even utilizing it well. If the Kinec...
by far_wanderer
20 Jul 2010, 11:50
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Video Game Narrative 3 Parts poll, see and list
Replies: 52
Views: 789

Re: Video Game Narrative 3 Parts poll, see and list

In a certain sense, narrative doesn't matter to me at all, because some of my favorite games don't have narrative at all (like the Civilization series), and if a game is fun I'm perfectly willing to overlook even an atrociously written and delivered plot. On the other hand, there are games that, if ...
by far_wanderer
20 Jul 2010, 09:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I was thinking...
Replies: 45
Views: 788

Re: So I was thinking...

I think it will depend on what the moon gets used for: If it's primarily a mining/manufacturing thing then it will be controlled by corporations. If it's a science outpost, then you'll get what Lyinginbedmon described. If it's an actual colony, as in significant numbers of people live there for reas...
by far_wanderer
18 Jul 2010, 12:29
Forum: Bonus Video
Topic: Crapshots
Replies: 322
Views: 33505

Re: Crapshots

I actually quite enjoyed the robot, and wouldn't mind seeing many more of them. The little wiggly lines and background noise were enough to make it clear to me that it was meant to be an animation of something standing still rather than just a still picture. I can, however, agree with the point that...
by far_wanderer
16 Jul 2010, 16:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Matt's health
Replies: 11
Views: 472

Re: Matt's health

I find the behavior (trying to be healthier) admirable, because you don't have to be fat to be out of shape, and moreover you don't have to be out of shape in order to want to be even healthier. I find the Twitter whining (Twhining?) entertaining, and view it as light-hearted sarcasm. If Matt actual...
by far_wanderer
16 Jul 2010, 12:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Old Spice Guy
Replies: 81
Views: 2152

Re: The Old Spice Guy

aeric90 wrote:
Hileict wrote:MONOCLE SMILE


I would love to see Graham do that one... probably 'In England'

There really needs to be a LRR parody of the Old Spice Guy as a T-Shirt ad.
by far_wanderer
15 Jul 2010, 23:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The BP oil spill. [Megapost]
Replies: 229
Views: 4308

Re: The BP oil spill. [Megapost]

OK, what does this even mean? I mean, I am intimately familiar with centrifuges, but where are you going to get the capacity for (checks) 90.4 to 178.6 million* gallons? From this article : The company recently ordered 32 centrifuge devices made by a company co-founded by Hollywood actor Kevin Cost...
by far_wanderer
15 Jul 2010, 13:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The BP oil spill. [Megapost]
Replies: 229
Views: 4308

Re: The BP oil spill. [Megapost]

Word on Public Radio just now was that the spill has finally been successfully capped, for the moment at least:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128545316
by far_wanderer
15 Jul 2010, 12:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When listening to music
Replies: 30
Views: 833

Re: When listening to music

It's all about the music for me. Lyrics in a song only hold value when they either would be worth listening to by themselves, so I tend to strongly favor humor and stories. When the vocal performance is good enough to be on par with a musical instrument I quite enjoy it, but then it's not really the...
by far_wanderer
11 Jul 2010, 10:14
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Seeking Multiplayer Games
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Seeking Multiplayer Games

There's Super Smash Bros. - I know that's the entire reason I originally bought a Wii.
by far_wanderer
08 Jul 2010, 18:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On promptness online
Replies: 35
Views: 1111

Re: On promptness online

Generally I reply to email immediately because me being in front of my computer all the time is no secret. Sometimes I'll leave the tab open for a couple hours though because for some reason I hate sended messages (formal ones, at least) that way as much as I hate using the phone. ...Really I hate ...
by far_wanderer
08 Jul 2010, 15:19
Forum: LRRcast
Topic: LRRcast for Conan's Witnesses
Replies: 13
Views: 1073

Re: LRRcast for Conan's Witnesses

Chives are definitely a different plant. I used to eat them fresh out of the garden when I was a kid.
by far_wanderer
05 Jul 2010, 13:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: now with spoilers!
Replies: 23
Views: 686

Re: now with spoilers!

I don't really care about spoilers. I can enjoy a story in different ways whether I know what's coming or don't. All else being equal, I avoid spoilers because I can only enjoy a story without knowing what's coming once, but I'm not the kind of person who gets angry if things are spoiled. The one th...

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