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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


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

    5. Nepenthe


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

    6. goku262002


      Bah he will be back within the year.

      Btw, whats he talking about guys?

    7. T-Min


      See ya, man.

    8. Neon


      It's all in here:

    9. goku262002


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

    10. goku262002


      Oooooooh and Sean just added salt to the wound!

    11. Komodin


      ... Seriously, Felix?

    12. Nepenthe


      Gee, and I thought he was back.

    13. Felix
    14. YoshiUnity


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

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I know how I sound, I'm just sorry such a deep personal issue has gotten unearthed like this. :|

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

    1. goku262002


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

    2. ---


      lolol ^^^

  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Does anyone have any clue why all the stupid people seem to hang around Yahoo! News?

  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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. :|
  15. 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!
  16. 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
  17. So, from my very distant vantage point: Obama's a shoe-in for the election because the alternatives are truly terrible this time?
  18. So much rain this week! D:

    1. Nepenthe


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

    2. Phantomime


      I really love torrential downpours. D:

    3. Ruby Havoc

      Ruby Havoc

      No rain yet for me, just clouds.

  19. Looks like Woun showed it to him. Google translate tells me he said something along the lines of: "it looks like the professor's evolved over the last few years..."
  20. From what I can tell the difficulty settings are actually pretty good in Skullgirls - the higher you ramp it up the less likely the computer is to ignore a mistake rather than punish it and this is actually all that changes and all that needs to change because it makes a massive difference to how the game plays and how alert you have to be to succeed. Of course that still means that the easiest difficulty still expects basic competence out of the player which up until now has been a rare novelty in a fighter.
  21. Welp! I'm increasing the masochism factor. I'm upgrading the difficulty from Sleepwalk to Easy Normal. ohnoes EDIT: I'm definitely noticing a ramp-up in the amount I need to concentrate when playing as I up the difficulty.
  22. To expand on the above, on rare occasions a router that works fine 99% of the time will tie itself in knots trying to keep everything connected and cripple itself. In those cases the simplest way to kick it up the butt is to turn it on and off again. Whilst a lot of times turning it on and off again is overkill for the problem, trying to uncripple a crippled router without restarting it is a fool's errand as the restart is much faster and just as safe.
  23. I'm having to stop myself from saying "I'm getting too old for this" for the first time. *slightly scared* :|

  24. I'm going to point out that I made my mind up on looking into the demo when I noticed this 10/10 review. It gave me the feeling that this was something special. Well, I'll tell you what I think of it after playing for a while. This is the most original-feeling platformer I've played since Super Mario Brothers. Fuck yeah I love platformers, my favourite genre. Nowhere near enough of them these days, let alone outstanding ones like this. *goes back to playing*
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