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posted 17 May 2013 00:12 EDT (US)   
The Man with the Laughs





Gooooooooood-byyyyyyye Vietnaaaaam! That's right, I'm history... I'm outta here. I got the lucky ticket home, baby. Rollin, rollin, rollin'... keep them wagons rollin', rawhide! Yeah, that's right... the final Adrian Cronauer broadcast... and this one is brought to you by our friends at the Pentagon. Remember the people who brought you Korea? That's right, the U.S. Army. If it's being done correctly, here or abroad, it's probably not being done by the Army.







In honor of Robin Williams, I've decided to forsake the rules and simple post a lot of what made him special to us: his humor and ability to make us laugh!!


Genie: [turns into a cheerleader] Rick 'em, rack 'em, rock 'em, rake! Stick that sword into that snake!
Jafar: You stay out of this!
Genie: [Weakly] Jafar, Jafar, he's our man; if he can't do it, great!

When Christopher Reeve was in the hospital after his accident, Robin came to visit him. Reeve said this about that surprise visit:
Then, at an especially bleak moment, the door flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent. He announced that he was my proctologist, and that he had to examine me immediately...it was Robin Williams...for the first time since the accident, I laughed. My old friend had helped me know that somehow I was going to be okay.
When Stephan Spielberg was filming "Schindler's List", Robin would call him to cheer him up. I think I only called him once, maybe twice. I called him when I was representing People for the Valdheimers Association. A society devoted to helping raise money to help older Germans who had forgotten everything before 1945. I remember him laughing and going 'thank you.'"










WARNING: Language









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Winners of the ICC Championship:
100: Awesome Eagle
476: Pitt
500: Hannibal the Conqueror
793: EnemyofJupitor
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1500: Punic Hebil
1789: Jax
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[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 12-13-2014 @ 02:35 PM).]

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posted 26 December 2013 17:47 EDT (US)     1126 / 2504  
So I just got Sword of the Stars: The Pit. It's so hard, but really fun. Keep getting killed by diseases from bats though, which is really annoying.

Calling all new people. USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION before asking a question. Thank you.
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posted 26 December 2013 23:37 EDT (US)     1127 / 2504  
Is it one of those survival games?

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
posted 27 December 2013 13:49 EDT (US)     1128 / 2504  
I'm tempted to try DayZ, anyone have experience?
posted 27 December 2013 18:27 EDT (US)     1129 / 2504  
None personally, but a friend of mine swears by it. He has logged in excess of 100 hours on steam. He loves it- but is also into games such as TF2 and Arma II, which may help..

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 27 December 2013 23:58 EDT (US)     1130 / 2504  
DayZ is very very interesting. Game mechanics, like healing and such, are pretty good. I've got it a while ago and it's really addictive, and if you're into an open-world zombie survival FPS then you ought to get it.


Has anyone checked out 7 Days to Die? It's more of a Minecraftish zombie game, but it's like for 35 bucks, and it still is in Alpha. I hear that its rather good.

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
posted 28 December 2013 20:11 EDT (US)     1131 / 2504  
I finally have a new laptop, and am now cursing Microsoft for inflicting Windows 8 on me.

"Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French." - P.G. Wodehouse, The Luck of the Bodkins
posted 29 December 2013 07:24 EDT (US)     1132 / 2504  
What don't you like about it?

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posted 29 December 2013 11:01 EDT (US)     1133 / 2504  
Everything I imagine.
posted 29 December 2013 13:01 EDT (US)     1134 / 2504  
That's literally the worst possible answer you could've given, well done.

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posted 29 December 2013 15:15 EDT (US)     1135 / 2504  
It's more or less the right answer though.

I haven't come across a single difference from Windows 7 that I find useful or preferable. First thing was to delete all of the stupid apps on the start screen. It's a laptop, not a flaming touchscreen tablet. Second step was to download Win8 Startbutton so I could get a bloody start menu back.

"Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French." - P.G. Wodehouse, The Luck of the Bodkins
posted 29 December 2013 17:52 EDT (US)     1136 / 2504  
There's about a 50/50 in people I know who use Win 8 and either love it or hate it (it's a mix of casual users and IT professionals, so no correlation there), so I'm pr interested to get actual opinions - most common complaint is the lack of the start menu, although the people who like Win 8 counter that with "the start screen IS the start menu" (no idea if that's a legit resposne). I've never used Win 8 myself, but I might upgrade soon.

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posted 29 December 2013 18:17 EDT (US)     1137 / 2504  
It seems like it'd be perfectly fine as an OS for a tablet. But tablets are inherently limited by size and lack of a mouse, making things like drop down menus etc a bit more fiddly.

But this is a proper computer with a keyboard and a mouse/touchpad. The 'start screen' with the display of all the apps is gimmicky and an unwanted and unnecessary distraction. I don't have a touchscreen laptop and I don't want to shuffle through dozens of apps to find the program I want. I simply can't understand how anyone thought it was an improvement over the start button and a programs list, because it simply isn't.

To find the shutdown option, for example, you have to move the mouse pointer to the far right of the screen, move it left a little, and then right to the edge again, when a greyed out column of icons appears, one of which allows you to turn off the computer. It's completely unnecessary and hardly an improvement.

Basically it seems designed for a touchscreen, not a standard computer.

"Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French." - P.G. Wodehouse, The Luck of the Bodkins

[This message has been edited by Pitt (edited 12-29-2013 @ 06:20 PM).]

posted 30 December 2013 00:49 EDT (US)     1138 / 2504  
My experience was trying to find out how to set some settings for my grandma, first impressions are hard to change.
posted 30 December 2013 06:00 EDT (US)     1139 / 2504  
Is it one of those survival games?
Well it is for me since I won't reach the end for a long time. It's a roguelike, so it was going to be hard regardless of difficulty level.

Calling all new people. USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION before asking a question. Thank you.
Alert the APOCOLYPSE is coming!!!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM(Itcame)
"TWH Guild Award (Best Duo/Trio) -Ischenous/IJ"- Tryhard. Why he chose that nomination, I don't know...
posted 30 December 2013 14:37 EDT (US)     1140 / 2504  
But this is a proper computer with a keyboard and a mouse/touchpad. The 'start screen' with the display of all the apps is gimmicky and an unwanted and unnecessary distraction. I don't have a touchscreen laptop and I don't want to shuffle through dozens of apps to find the program I want. I simply can't understand how anyone thought it was an improvement over the start button and a programs list, because it simply isn't.
This reminds me of when Apple, a few years ago, released a kind of folder system for organising apps on your homescreen for iPod Touch/iPhone. You could just drag the apps onto one other and you'd basically make a folder. Actually at the time I used my iTouch so much I was totally used to it and knew exactly where everything was when I wanted it - but I started to use the folders anyway because I'm just that sort of compulsive tidying person. This has reached the stage where, nowadays, on my iPhone 5, I have absolutely nothing on page 1 of my home screen, the better to see my wallpaper; all the apps I use often are in a couple of folders on the bar at the bottom of the home screen; and all the ones I don't use but can't get rid of or only rarely used are piled together in a folder on page 2 where I don't have to look at them.

The desktop of my PC is organised almost exactly the same way. Almost all the screen is empty, occupied by my gorgeous The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug wallpaper. Everything I use is on the taskbar - Windows Explorer (with "Computer", "My Docs", "Downloads" etc pinned), Firefox, iTunes, OpenOffice and a couple of games; with everything else accessed via Start, except for the Recycle Bin because I don't know how to find it quickly except from the desktop so I disguised it among some similar colours at the top of a spire in Dol Guldur.

posted 31 December 2013 10:47 EDT (US)     1141 / 2504  
Everything I use is on the taskbar
People who don't just dock everything on the taskbar are terrible.

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posted 01 January 2014 14:47 EDT (US)     1142 / 2504  
Sooo, Christmas and New Years have past and once again it is time for sanity to rain supreme. Time to get into work and save for a cruise!(i really need one)

Has anyone noticed weird weather lately? It is Summer in Aus yet it is overcast and moderately cool. Will probably get hammered by heat soon enough though...

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 01 January 2014 20:33 EDT (US)     1143 / 2504  
In Ohio, we've had an uncharacteristically large amount of snow this early.

As for the use of the taskbar, I rarely if ever even see my screensaver, I always have a netflix window open along with steam, and on occasion eclipse or reddit.
posted 02 January 2014 03:25 EDT (US)     1144 / 2504  
I rarely if ever even see my screensaver,
You're talking about your desktop background, right?

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posted 02 January 2014 12:47 EDT (US)     1145 / 2504  


right? right?

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[This message has been edited by Jax (edited 01-02-2014 @ 12:47 PM).]

posted 02 January 2014 13:12 EDT (US)     1146 / 2504  
I love the pink anime-like Japanese text. Is that Hello Kitty in Nipponese? I must not let my daughter see this picture or she will want a pair, too.

Interesting choice of pants, though. Reminds me of Nepalese diapers.



Well done, Jax!

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posted 02 January 2014 13:28 EDT (US)     1147 / 2504  
I have no idea what the text says. I got the pants in Japan for like 3 from a grocery store or something, so I guess they could say literally anything.

I think they work quite well, yah, but they're also my only black pair of underwear (which is something I need to remedy before I wear these anywear obv).
I must not let my daughter see this picture or she will want a pair, too.
Just tell her she has to pay for them herself. These cost a shit load

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posted 02 January 2014 13:54 EDT (US)     1148 / 2504  
Looking good Jax

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posted 05 January 2014 23:42 EDT (US)     1149 / 2504  
My dad got a facebook account, Odin guide me.
posted 06 January 2014 04:54 EDT (US)     1150 / 2504  
I've ended up with a couple of key work people on my Facebook, so I actually looked into privacy settings. It turns out excluding a small subset of people from general updates is pretty easy.

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