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by Jack Saladin
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinese Ship Harasses US Surveillance Ship
Replies: 33
Views: 2583

Re: Chinese Ship Harasses US Surveillance Ship

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/09/us.navy.china/index.html The crew members aboard the vessels, two of which were within 50 feet, waved Chinese flags and told the U.S. ship to leave the area, the statement said. "Because the vessels' intentions were not known, Impeccable sprayed its fire ...
by Jack Saladin
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:06 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 190670

Re: New Zealand meet up

What I put on you mean? Or what's left of yours (90% of what you put on).

Also holy carp this takes a long time. We need to get an ESATA drive or something.

... That's faster, right?
by Jack Saladin
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:59 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 190670

Re: New Zealand meet up

OK, I'm uploading now, I'll mail this sucker away tomorrow. I deleted some of Gojoe's stuff at my own discretion, if it turns out I got rid of something someone really wants you can get it put on again when we have a bigger drive.
by Jack Saladin
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:49 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 3!
Replies: 1500
Views: 134928

Re: Fallout 3!

A friend just lent me his copy. I started it up, played through the hour of pre-game game, and now I'm in a wasteland playing ... Oblivion ... have they done anything to except re-skin and add more ranged weapons? Fixed a bunch of bugs, made the levelling system waaaay better, improved the enemy di...
by Jack Saladin
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:52 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 190670

Re: New Zealand meet up

A lot of games don't even let you connect if you're on 56k, so yeah I wouldn't get your hopes up about that working too well...

On the HDD note hopefully I will send it either Monday or Tuesday. And I'll try to do it muchos quicker next time.
by Jack Saladin
Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:29 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 190670

Re: New Zealand meet up

Looks like I missed ya... Ah well, next weekend it's on, when you've got the internet back.
by Jack Saladin
Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Writing?
Replies: 95
Views: 15779

Re: Writing a book

Yeah, that "creative mood" stuff unpublished amateurs go on about all the time? Total bullshit. You're capable of writing at any moment, you just have to force yourself to expend the effort. Ultimately, when you look back, the stuff you wrote while you were feeling all sparkly and "cr...
by Jack Saladin
Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 67184

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

One review I saw said it was the only part of the film worth watching.
by Jack Saladin
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 736889

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

On that particular issue, I basically presumed that since Rika was Hanyuu's 'link' to the physical world, she shared Rika's physical sensations. Once Hanyuu manifested onto the physical plane with her own body, we never saw them share taste or anything. As for why she picked Rika fo...
by Jack Saladin
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 736889

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

Considering all of the eps are just adaptations from various other things, we'd already know if that was the case.
by Jack Saladin
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 736889

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

Yeah OK, Oiishi & Co just showed up, this is pretty awesome. The thing is, all of these are just going to slot into the hundreds of worlds that went on before the first two seasons, right? That makes it all feel kind of pointless... But if that isn't the case, then it kind of ruins the awesome e...
by Jack Saladin
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 736889

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

Ugh, this new OVA of Higurashi is equal parts stupid and blatantly cash-cow-milky.
by Jack Saladin
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:42 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 190670

Re: New Zealand meet up

I can play tomorrow. Hopefully it's easy to figure out how to play with a friend... Make sure you go on the Aus servers.
by Jack Saladin
Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Civilization IV Vanilla PBEM
Replies: 537
Views: 44556

Re: Civilization IV Vanilla PBEM

It's not like I'm about to be raped by barbs or anything. I'm totally fucked for totally different reasons. Totally more fuckier reasons.
by Jack Saladin
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:31 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 190670

Re: New Zealand meet up

I haven't had much time to play it so it's not like I'm zooming ahead of you...

... But I'll still kick your ass.
by Jack Saladin
Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 67184

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Like every review and comment I've heard has been negative, but they've all been complaining "there's too much talking and not enough action", so that's, uh, a good sign. I'll probably go see it Tuesday, when tickets are cheap(er).
by Jack Saladin
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ipod Engraving?
Replies: 24
Views: 2859

Re: Ipod Engraving?

Zauderer wrote:"Help, I'm trapped in an iPod engraving facility."
Yeah, OK, this wins. In fact, don't get this one, because I want it.
by Jack Saladin
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Civilization IV Vanilla PBEM
Replies: 537
Views: 44556

Re: Civilization IV Vanilla PBEM

I'm so fucked. :(
by Jack Saladin
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: South Park vs Family Guy vs The Simpsons
Replies: 66
Views: 11746

Re: South Park vs Family Guy vs The Simpsons

Hmm, again, if we're talking peaks here, Futurama kills it, but otherwise... I mean, have you seen the movies? They suck. Didn't laugh once. And they're turning those into the next season. Every ongoing TV series (+ film series + comic series + any type of series) eventually passes out of greatness ...
by Jack Saladin
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of Leaves Chain Letter
Replies: 35
Views: 3967

Re: House of Leaves Chain Letter

Hmm, if I get it I can just send it on to you afterwards pretty easily.
by Jack Saladin
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 67184

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Anyone who can't reveiw a movie without giving away major plot points should be fired.
That would require mass lay-offs of, like, the entire film reviewing industry. I never, ever read newspaper reviews for that reason.

Well, that, and they suck.
by Jack Saladin
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:30 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 190670

Re: New Zealand meet up

I've got Dagnaru's address, hopefully the drive will be on its way soonish.
by Jack Saladin
Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 67184

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

I'm pretty sure it's not illegal for you to see it, it's just illegal for someone to sell you a ticket. Get an older family member to buy you a ticket, or a friend, or whatever. Or put on a deep voice and try a few cinemas. Or just sneak in without a ticket. Seriously, dude, if you can't even get in...
by Jack Saladin
Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 736889

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

Just wait until you discover the countless remixes. I'm quite a fan of this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Bbiqk2 ... re=related
by Jack Saladin
Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 736889

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

It won't get out of your head. Ever. It's like an STD for your ears.
by Jack Saladin
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:05 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 190670

Re: New Zealand meet up

I like how we're far more effective at organising complicated file-sharing-by-mail networks than we are at organising meetups. I deem this thread: SUCCESSFULLY STEREOTYPICAL. Edot: 1) Gojoe, I put all your stuff in a "Gojoe" folder. I'll put all of my stuff in a "Jack" folder. Li...
by Jack Saladin
Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: South Park vs Family Guy vs The Simpsons
Replies: 66
Views: 11746

Re: South Park vs Family Guy vs The Simpsons

Going by their currently airing quality, and judging entirely based on The Funny... Family Guy. South Park has gotten too preachy - it always was, but now it seems particularly heavy handed, and moral patronizing combined with gross out humour is fairly boring. Maybe I've just gotten older. And mode...
by Jack Saladin
Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:30 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 190670

Re: New Zealand meet up

Hurrah, it has arrived! Gojoe, you have the writing of a four year old... Then again, I have the writing of a three year old, so I think our generation just sucks at writing. Also yeah, there's no way this drive will get classed as a letter, and now I realise we'll have to send cables and AC adapter...
by Jack Saladin
Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 736889

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

I was trying to make sure I finished watching the first two seasons before it started. But I'm not particularly looking forward to it, after seeing the premises of the arcs on Wikipedia... I guess I'll wait and see what they do with them.
by Jack Saladin
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 736889

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

I finished watching the second season of Higurashi a couple of days ago, and yeah, incredible show. I can't really be fucked typing up the response it deserves right now, but the way it gave you just so many chaotic events that seemed so senseless and random and mysterious and confusing, and then so...
by Jack Saladin
Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:33 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 190670

Re: New Zealand meet up

Sweet... No one's given me their address yet, though. Who's up next? Daywraith?
by Jack Saladin
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Help NASA name Node3 ... Serenity!
Replies: 81
Views: 7622

Re: Help NASA name Node3 ... Serenity!

Guys, I just checked Wiki, and it turns out Node 3 is just a space toilet. Seems kind of a waste of a good name to call it Serenity, really.
by Jack Saladin
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NZ File-Sharers, Remixers Guilty Upon Accusation
Replies: 46
Views: 4254

Re: NZ File-Sharers, Remixers Guilty Upon Accusation

So, as a result of all the protestin', the Government has delayed implementation of the law, until the end of March, with the aim of reaching an agreement on changes by then.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4858146a28.html
by Jack Saladin
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Saving the internet, Texas style
Replies: 35
Views: 3221

Re: Saving the internet, Texas style

I wonder why now? Mostly because they're only just now getting around to it. My guess is, our lawmakers have reached the point where they see the power and potential of the internet, but still understand absolutely nothing about the internet itself or its' workings, and thus why it has power and po...
by Jack Saladin
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Help NASA name Node3 ... Serenity!
Replies: 81
Views: 7622

Re: Help NASA name Node3 ... Serenity!

But since Serenity is on their preapproved list, odds are if it wins they'll take the suggestion seriously. Given the really lousy selection of alternate names, I'm betting someone in the naming department also wants Serenity to win and rigged the contest. Out of the 4 they have, I would have voted...
by Jack Saladin
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 67184

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

... It is a damn good book, but it's hugely overhyped. Especially so on xkcd, for some reason. It's not even close to being as intelligent, deep, and most especially original as a lot of people claim it is. But if all the comics you've read are Spiderman and Action Comics, I guess it would seem like...
by Jack Saladin
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Saving the internet, Texas style
Replies: 35
Views: 3221

Re: Saving the internet, Texas style

... Yeah, I'm saying that universally, all across the planet, there are a whole lot of people with a whole lot of power that would be very, very pleased to see the net gtfo. But considering the US pretty much owns the internet, it wouldn't even take that.
by Jack Saladin
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Saving the internet, Texas style
Replies: 35
Views: 3221

Re: Saving the internet, Texas style

Even if there were easy ways around it (and they wouldn't be that easy, and they wouldn't be that hard to track), they'd still knock 99.99% of people off the Internet. Sure, 1337 haxx0rs might be able to pass encrypted packets over IRC and all sorts of things, but that's hardly keeping the spirit of...
by Jack Saladin
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Saving the internet, Texas style
Replies: 35
Views: 3221

Re: Saving the internet, Texas style

I wonder why now? Mostly because they're only just now getting around to it. Pretty much. Governments, corporations, hell, pretty much anyone with any power at all, has always hated the internet. It's just too useful, too anarchic, too empowering, too difficult to control or monitor. All traits tha...
by Jack Saladin
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Chinese close 70,000 factories, fear civil unrest
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: Chinese close 70,000 factories, fear civil unrest

Wait, I'm confused. What type of economic system is china running now? commusocialcapitalistic imperialism? or something? ... Pretty much straight up capitalism (a really shitty rendition with terrible wages and working conditions and rights and so on), I think, just in some cases the capitalist in...

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