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by Woopate
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another "My hobby" strip...
Replies: 4
Views: 2331

Re: Another "My hobby" strip...

My hobby is to do the same, except with Poker. And then GTFO before they realize how much money they lost. J/k. I'm actually bad at poker. Do you want to play a game? I'm not allowed at my parent's company christmas parties any more. EDIT: My KSP hobby is to make troll designs that are just good en...
by Woopate
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 123575

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

So I'm addicted to XCOM 2. Everything is just... tighter. Fixed a lot of the problems and added more of the good stuff. I made a plaid sweater-wearing balding sniper with glasses and a death metal ranger. Because I could. I like how they made Advent the cannon fodder and made all the alien species i...
by Woopate
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality in general
Replies: 186
Views: 71702

Re: Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality in general

I got mine in the first shipment, end of March. Canadian conversion made it hurt WAAY more than I expected but I've been sold on it for years now.
by Woopate
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1806
Views: 407077

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

I just finished Seveneves . The first two parts were really good, a little more generous with the fiction than The Martian was but I thought the third part should have been a standalone story or a sequel. It was very jarring for me to go through 500 pages with a set of characters and then suddenly j...
by Woopate
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Edge of Tomorrow
Replies: 39
Views: 7460

Re: Edge of Tomorrow

I thought it was a pretty ok movie. We were a bit confused about: Why the omega only reset when an alpha was killed - it couldn't make sure that an alpha killed itself as soon as a plane turned up in Paris? At first we thought it was because they weren't intelligent so it was just a random ...
by Woopate
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 270023

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Not really a spoiler, but just in case. Is basic background and characterization spoiler? On Stannis; Eh, Stannis is just as power-hungry as the rest, even if he won't admit as much. He betrayed the Seven for the power of The Lord of Light. And if he didn't want to be king, all he had to do...
by Woopate
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Edge of Tomorrow
Replies: 39
Views: 7460

Re: Edge of Tomorrow

I've not seen other Tom Cruise flicks, so I'm surprised at the vitriol against him and Scientology. I actually like Tom Cruise. I mostly made a joke because it was funny and I think that Hollywood makes too much of a big deal about him and he tends to take himself too seriously. This movie was a we...
by Woopate
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 270023

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Show/Book spoiler: I didn't mind the Brienne/Hound encounter. The fight was well choreographed (though I have to object to shakey cam), and I like that the show is milking Arya for dialogue with main characters she didn't particularly have an opportunity to speak with in the books. T...
by Woopate
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Edge of Tomorrow
Replies: 39
Views: 7460

Re: Edge of Tomorrow

I like the part where Tom Cruise died. Also where he had the ultra-perfect argument to convince the general.

Was an enjoyable action flick.
by Woopate
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: X-Men: Future Days of Past
Replies: 82
Views: 17190

Re: X-Men: Future Days of Past

Seems like she's pretty much a Boba Fett then.
by Woopate
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 12-yo girls stab friend 19X to impress Slenderman (meme)
Replies: 44
Views: 13536

Re: 12-yo girls stab friend 19X to impress Slenderman (meme)

I haven't read anything into the slenderman mythos outside of the Photoshop thread that spawned it on SA. Anyone got a link to a primer? All this "proxy" business has me confused.
by Woopate
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: X-Men: Future Days of Past
Replies: 82
Views: 17190

Re: X-Men: Future Days of Past

...perhaps the article I found was outdated. Though it did say "under normal circumstances" did she get an overdrive or something when(if) she made her moonshot?
by Woopate
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: X-Men: Future Days of Past
Replies: 82
Views: 17190

Re: X-Men: Future Days of Past

I think they cut her teleporting altogether. Partial object teleportation means she could have just broken the Sentinels apart VERY fast regardless of what they were made of, plus group teleport offers the evacuation method as you said. And portal effects are cooler eye candy.
by Woopate
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: X-Men: Future Days of Past
Replies: 82
Views: 17190

Re: X-Men: Future Days of Past

Someone asked about Blink's limitations, and I looked them up earlier. She can teleport, partial object teleport, group teleport, and generate portals up to 100 miles. Line of sight isn't a problem. Couldn't find anything about a maximum number of concurrent portals.
by Woopate
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 270023

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Arya's cynical laugh was perfect . There's something about the Mountain that doesn't fit what I imagined from the book. Mostly I imagined a gargantuan suit of armor without any particular humanity to it walking around and being a massacre in a can. For all the pointless killing and such he's done, I...
by Woopate
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: X-Men: Future Days of Past
Replies: 82
Views: 17190

Re: X-Men: Future Days of Past

Or just teleport the sentinals. Teleport them into the bottom of the Mariana's Trench. Teleport them into the earth's crust. Teleport them into space. FWIW, In one of the sentinel battles, a Sentinel stabs Blink(?) through one of the portals, and gets its arm cut off as it closes. Given tha...
by Woopate
Mon May 26, 2014 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: X-Men: Future Days of Past
Replies: 82
Views: 17190

Re: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Something else that hit me last night: We never really find out much about Trask's motivations - he had so much passion for wanting to kill mutants but you just get a lot of exposition on why he thinks it's a good idea, but you don't really get a feel for why he's so hell bent on it...
by Woopate
Mon May 26, 2014 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: X-Men: Future Days of Past
Replies: 82
Views: 17190

Re: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Yeah, we were all confused about Kitty having time travel powers too. Quicksilver was awesome, and the powers were all pretty awesome, but over all the plot was a bit meh. I enjoyed watching the movie though - it was a lot of fun, but it did kind of feel a bit aimless. I was expecting Magneto to sh...
by Woopate
Sat May 24, 2014 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: X-Men: Future Days of Past
Replies: 82
Views: 17190

Re: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Yeah. Quicksilver stole the show with his fight scene. When they showed him watching the TV during the climax, I was expecting him to run over and help out. But yeah, speedsters are my favorite. I noticed that I for some reason, something about the future aesthetic just... bugs me. I sort of wish m...
by Woopate
Sat May 24, 2014 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 270023

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

From the last episode, I really liked: The scene with Tyrion and Bronn. I couldn't help noticing that the dialogue was nearly word-for-word from the same scene in the books. I wish they did that more often, because I really like GRRM's dialogue writing. Book stuff... Kinda sorta. I liked th...
by Woopate
Sun May 18, 2014 9:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Her
Replies: 4
Views: 2830

Re: Her

I heard lots of talk about this one. Only recently watched it. I thought it was stellar. I like some of the subtle details. When dictating to computers, people actually use a different tone of voice and don't say "umm", as the movie progresses everyone starts walking alone and the number o...
by Woopate
Sun May 18, 2014 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 270023

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Ramsay Rambo scene was awful. The more I think about it the less I like it. Yara was willing to go after her brother in the Dreadfort (current capital of the North) after he proved himself a nitwit, gave TWO rousing speeches about how nothing on the face of the earth would keep her from her...
by Woopate
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 123575

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

As of April 23, it's been available for my phone (Nexus 4). 3.6 gigs though. But still. Delicious.
by Woopate
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Saints Row IV - Greatest Superhero Game Ever
Replies: 18
Views: 5741

Re: Saints Row IV - Greatest Superhero Game Ever

I completely agree. I loved SR2, was slightly disappointed by SR3, but SR4 is fucking *wonderful*. Just... just holy crap it's so good. By the way, when you do the little solo mission with Pierce, absolutely stay in the car until you are *completely* sure the dialog has ended. (It's not tricky or a...
by Woopate
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Combining the lesser varieties with Tabletop: CastAR
Replies: 3
Views: 6278

Re: Combining the lesser varieties with Tabletop: CastAR

I might be mistaken. I was under the impression that Head mounted displays had problems with eye strain relating to focus, as you focus on infinity, but the actual display is much closer and the illusion isn't complete enough to fool your brain completely. I've tried to dig something up though and h...
by Woopate
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Combining the lesser varieties with Tabletop: CastAR
Replies: 3
Views: 6278

Combining the lesser varieties with Tabletop: CastAR

I'm somewhat surprised this hasn't made it here, but internet-famous hardware hacker Jeri Ellsworth recently launched (and succeeded) with a Kickstarter for a new Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality product that holds particular potential for the tabletop crowd, CastAR. She accidentally came upon the ...
by Woopate
Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: And it still worked?
Replies: 14
Views: 7953

And it still worked?

Hey, so my brother-in-law came to me with an interesting problem. He put his laptop into a saddlebag on his motorcycle with a can of laquer. The can opened, and soaked the laptop through. Aside from the display having a very interesting stain, the thing runs perfect. Didn't even jam a fan or cause w...
by Woopate
Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:20 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows date format in capitals
Replies: 6
Views: 3215

Windows date format in capitals

Hey there. I've been putting ogether a batch script at work to create all the daily files. Part of the format of the name is the date (dd MMM yy), except the 3 character month must be in all capitals. When I set the short date format to this, it gives me Jan, not JAN like I need. Is there a way to s...
by Woopate
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Neverwinter Nights I and II
Replies: 51
Views: 17305

Re: Neverwinter Nights I and II

NWN is my favorite game that I sunk greater than 200 hours into without spending more than 3 on the campaign. I played in PWs for years and years. Some of my fondest memories in gaming.
by Woopate
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Citizen
Replies: 15
Views: 9410

Re: Star Citizen

But it's a very nice hangar.
by Woopate
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 741958

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I agree and disagree with you, Addams. It is a shame the young man died. It is impossible to make a judgment from the video we see. It is compelling evidence that the shootings were justified, but I dont think if I were a juror it would be sufficient to charge anyone. We would have a better idea of ...
by Woopate
Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 422
Views: 141688

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

CastAR :twisted:

CastAR is a unique new AR/VR system that supports multiple ways to play. It's in the last 24 hours now and is well past funded. It looks awesome.
by Woopate
Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality in general
Replies: 186
Views: 71702

Re: Oculus Rift and Virtual Reality in general

So a guy over on the Star Citizen forums loaded assets from the hangar module into the Unity engine, fixed it up, and gave it a whirl using Oculus Rift. The results are spectacular.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LcCT0v ... ata_player
by Woopate
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Riding Molly (brain-brain interface/control)
Replies: 11
Views: 2594

Re: Riding Molly (brain-brain interface/control)

I don't see this being used to Land airplanes. It requires a pretty good connection, and we could just land it with UAV controls if we had that. what excites me is that if they are envisioning that precise level of control, it could be used to train "muscle memory", the exceedingly difficu...
by Woopate
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Citizen
Replies: 15
Views: 9410

Re: Star Citizen

damnit just as I got to work.
by Woopate
Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...
Replies: 151
Views: 38810

Re: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...

yeah, I'm talking about the past. I am not presently surprised that there is no discourse about Chelsea's transition, as there obviously is discourse. Before she announced this though there was little use of it as a means to discredit her. While encouraging, it was strange.
by Woopate
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Specific Rim
Replies: 121
Views: 29761

Re: Specific Rim

The movie plays with color a lot for symbology. I don't know if it's related or not. Maybe white suits when Jaegars were fresh and pilots were famous, black when it's the an underground movement fighting it's final battle or a little girl loses her parents. A few things I have read online su...
by Woopate
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...
Replies: 151
Views: 38810

Re: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...

It wasn't widely covered, to be sure. Which surprises me. I thought it had been until this event happenned and everyone was surprised. I have been following the Manning stuff closer than most I suppose, but wouldn't say I obsessed over it or anything. I would have thought that there were more people...
by Woopate
Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...
Replies: 151
Views: 38810

Re: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...

I'm annoyed by that article posted above which implies this transgender announcement is a stunt. And at news networks that are pretending like this is a new/recent development, so that people read into it like it's a publicity stunt. It has been a long, long time (in internet years) since the Lamo I...
by Woopate
Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos
Replies: 226
Views: 44228

Re: Anita Sarkeesian used footage from "Let's Play" videos

I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I don't think Icanus posted that in the context of rape threats. I read it more of a "she condemns tropes against women as dangerous but 'kinda' likes a fiction where she murders a person who exists in real life. " Talking about the the cont...

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