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Velotix von Skruviktorrius

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  1. Right. I'm gone indefinitely before this gets any more ridiculous. Apologies to anyone I've offended, but it's clear that this place and me don't see eye to eye anymore. Later.

    1. goku262002
    2. Solkia
    3. Komodin
    4. Chibinuva

      Chibinuva

      Alright man, good luck with the rest of the journey that is your life.

    5. Nepenthe

      Nepenthe

      A bit sad to see you go. Bye dude, and good luck.

    6. goku262002

      goku262002

      Bah he will be back within the year.

      Btw, whats he talking about guys?

    7. T-Min

      T-Min

      See ya, man.

    8. Neon

      Neon

      It's all in here:

    9. goku262002

      goku262002

      Ahhhhhhhh, got the 'ole Carbo chewout eh? Wow and he really tore into you too...

    10. goku262002

      goku262002

      Oooooooh and Sean just added salt to the wound!

    11. Komodin

      Komodin

      ... Seriously, Felix?

    12. Nepenthe

      Nepenthe

      Gee, and I thought he was back.

    13. Felix
    14. YoshiUnity

      YoshiUnity

      Damn...I just found out that this happened. Really miss this guy around here.

  2. You still should update your graphics card driver too, just because.
  3. The graphics driver is unstable? There's your issue right there. It's difficult to advise you without more information but unfortunately I don't think you'd know how to get that info, so... :| You should find a newer driver for your card and install it.
  4. The fact that it crashes at the same time every day either means you have such a rigid routine that the system reaches its breaking point at the same time every day or it could also mean that there's something on your computer trying to do something at a set time each day. Not necessarily a virus, could also be an overzealous piece of legit software.
  5. I thought it was pretty obvious that the official art for the returning characters is intentionally not being revealed yet so as not to spoil the surprise.
  6. I know how I sound, I'm just sorry such a deep personal issue has gotten unearthed like this. :|

  7. Fun fact: you can never agree with anyone about everything. :3

    1. goku262002

      goku262002

      Fuck you, I don't agree to this fact.

    2. ---

      ---

      lolol ^^^

  8. There can be enormous benefit to playing on private servers, and it's already common for a lot of PC games to be run on private servers (especially Minecraft which has no official servers at all, as well as many other games), but it's dependent on people being responsible server owners. It's a smart move for EA if the public servers aren't profitable, so I don't really know why people are knee-jerk denouncing this. The prices are about standard for hosting a dedicated server as well. You realise they're talking about the cost to host the server, not to play on it, right?
  9. The biggest reason for a lack of political parties is psychological: people intrinsically believe that only the two major parties have any real chance of willing and influencing policy, so they psychologically block themselves from supporting other parties. Mob mentality takes over. Interestingly in the UK election of 2010 there was actually a sign of genuine three-party politics showing up for the first time. It worked well enough to deny a strict majority for any one party and so we have the coalition now. Unfortunately as many considered the Liberal Democrats to be the anti-Conversative party (it's not) and felt betrayed by the LibDems "jumping in bed with the enemy", the next election will probably be very two-party again. To have three party politics, first the existing two parties have to be so undesirable that anything else is preferable. EDIT: I accidentally several words, fixed it.
  10. Assuming you're not trolling for a minute (and for the record my suspicions are not caused by your views but the timing of expressing them and your general tone) but ANYWAY: American politics has long been skewed to the right. We've had this conversation before ages ago but it was a while back so here's a refresher: the fact that liberalism is considered left-wing in America indicates this skew. Internationally liberalism occupies the dead centre of the political axis. American politics disavows socialism and communism as legitimate political positions and its history reflects this, but the fact is people can quite easily take those positions. For example, myself: I occupy a point on the political spectrum that puts me in the socialist libertarian camp, apparently. The irony of that contradiction is not lost on me, I assure you, but it does reflect my views in brief. It's also why I don't label myself politically because I'm pretty sure that contradictory label is inaccurate by default, but I'm definitely far too left to be a liberal. I absolutely believe in governments being able to meddle directly in business' affairs and forcibly shut them down if necessary and that's no liberal position. Back to political skew: from what I hear of the Tea Party they lean right in an already right-leaning climate. It's mentioned in another thread that the Democrats are right-wing Conservatives by international standards which you may find surprising, but I suppose that's why many Americans call Europe socialist when most of it isn't. (France apparently is actually if the recent election is anything to go by.) Indeed a lot of Democrat policy reminds me of the UK Conservative party, except the UK Conservative party has openly gay members in Parliament which you may find even more surprising. The point is: if we're talking left-right political position, it's important to distinguish between the skewed national spectrums and the international one. On this same international spectrum, the Tea Party are absolutely far-right and extremists. In fact so is the current Republican party! What this says about American politics in general is open for interpretation but I think you know how most people, American or otherwise, interpret it. In mainstream US politics there's a very real sense of a lack of genuine choice, at least viewing it from the outside. The UK's not much better at the moment either although there are indications that the Labour party is due to return to its traditional socialist platform in the near future, which should make things interesting to say the least.
  11. If I were able to vote for this, frankly, whilst I would vote for Obama, I would do so begrudgingly. None of the candidates are particularly appealing, it's just that Obama is the least terrible of them all. I imagine many others who actually can vote will have the same idea.
  12. What about those of us who are (as far as they can tell anyway) actually socialist? I'd posrep you, but I appear to have to run out of rep several times over today, so instead I'm posting this half-serious question.
  13. If you're whining about a measly $6 per gallon being ridiculous, you may be interested to learn that US fuel prices are disproportionately low because of its privileged status as a world reserve currency and that most developed nations are paying way, way more for it, and we're still doing fine. $9 a gallon in the UK at the moment.
  14. Does anyone have any clue why all the stupid people seem to hang around Yahoo! News?

  15. This right here is why I support top-down government - so they can squash anything this dangerously retarded from the top. You don't let stupids run around in positions of authority, and you certainly don't leave them unchecked.
  16. Being this openly hostile and not expecting something to happen is a fool's errand, so this must be bait for something. International pressure probably.
  17. Not sure if cleverly-worded insult or legitimate praise. For the record: no, never. Anyway. Personally I'd renew a thread every 50 pages, but I know that won't jive over here. As for resuming the previous conversation from the end of the last thread, I never saw any problem with that, getting people up to speed on that conversation would be part of the OP FAQ, I thought.
  18. I have a feeling I know what response I'm going to get for this one but I'll throw it out there anyway. So at this point we have several very long-running and very ancient threads with a gigantic volume of posts in them. I'm talking the prestigious few topics on the forum that break 150 pages and remain relevant. One that shall not be named just broke 300, twice that, and it reminded me of an old observation. Threads that big are off-putting for new members psychologically, even when there's no reason for them to be put off: they will feel like they need to read the entire thread to get up to speed when really only content from the last 10 pages or so remain relevant to the active discussion, if that. The simple solution for this psychological barrier is to renew the thread and lock the old one. Ideally, the renewed thread's original post should be a FAQ covering the commonly-raised topics and consensuses reached in the lifetime of the previous thread. (ex: Gurren Lagann is considered to be f-ing awesome by virtually everyone who uses the Anime/Manga thread.) This also prevents worn-out topics from being raised repeatedly in the new version of the thread and also gives the new reader a primer on what's come before. In short then: we have several very popular threads floating around but it's always the same people posting in them. Whilst you expect that from any thread, I'm concerned that newer members are being intimidated by the sheer volume of existing thread content and either skip it completely or don't post even when they have something useful to contribute: evidence of this is strongest in the A/M thread. Your views on this? I swear I've brought this topic up before, sorry I couldn't find it. :|
  19. Well that was quick. Also, apparently using a secure connection breaks it too. Just use https:// instead of http:// at the start of the address. In other words, this ruling does, as everyone expected, precisely diddly-squat. The internet is explicitly designed to be difficult to censor: look how far China has to go to get anywhere, and it still doesn't work properly!
  20. The final two weeks have begun! After these two weeks, passing grades pending, I will finally be done with uni!

  21. And yet as soon as you hear the dub you forget that this is Japan-made and suddenly it makes complete sense that this is being dubbed. I loved the original version, I'll love this. LET ME THROW MONEY AT YOU @_@ I believe the UK is getting it in July. EDIT: Oh and also: The trailer is region locked. This mirror isn't.
  22. Posts I put effort into: no rep. Posts I shit out in five seconds: mucho rep. *boggle*

  23. America has an infamous international reputation for oppressing the intelligent and allowing the dangerously retarded to have positions of influence in the country. I thought everyone was aware of this. o.o
  24. So, from my very distant vantage point: Obama's a shoe-in for the election because the alternatives are truly terrible this time?
  25. So much rain this week! D:

    1. Nepenthe

      Nepenthe

      Same here, but it means less pollen for me, so bring on torrential rain!

    2. Phantomime

      Phantomime

      I really love torrential downpours. D:

    3. Ruby Havoc

      Ruby Havoc

      No rain yet for me, just clouds.

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