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Postby ynbniar » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:18 pm

HOLIDAY!

California tomorrow :!:

I'm all set for the 11 hour flight...

1 x Book, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"
1 x PSP with God of War, Fifa09, Echochrome, and others.

:D
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Postby Rkiver » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:35 pm

Feud wrote:Always knew Idaho internet sucked, now I have proof!

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2009- ... rnet_N.htm


Well it's not that surprising overall, areas with lower population and lower technological leanings would have less broadband penetration.

It's the same here in Ireland, worse in fact. Go outside of Dublin and your odds of getting anything over a laughable 2meg line with 40 to 1 contention is slim to none.
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Postby elexis » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:50 pm

Feud wrote:Always knew Idaho internet sucked, now I have proof!

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2009- ... rnet_N.htm



*Looks at speeds longingly*
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Postby Xocrates » Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:14 am

You know, I've been watching King Kong (Peter Jackson's) on DVD, and along several interesting observations perhaps the one that intrigued me the most was this:

I hated the "villain"! (in this case referring to Jack Black's character)

And I don't mean that in the sense that I didn't like the way he was portrayed, I mean it in the sense "You see this fucker right here? I hate his guts."


The reason I found it interesting is because how rare that actually is. Think about it, when was the last you actually hated someone in a movie you were supposed to hate? All the big villains in movie history are more likely to be loved than hated. Consider the Joker in The Dark Knight, he's probably one of the most fucked up villains in recent movie history, and we love him for it.

Thinking back, I can remember villains I liked, villains I'm indifferent to, villains that disturbed me, but very few, if any, I actually hated.
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Postby Feud » Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:50 am

You know who I didn't like?

Baiano, the bad guy from Tropa de Elite. Man, that guy pissed me off.
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:27 am

That corporation dude from Aliens. What an asshole.
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Postby martin » Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:37 am

ynbniar wrote:1 x Book, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"


You'll have to tell us what that's like, I was considering buying that when I've finished my current book.

In the meantime, enjoy your holiday ;)
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Postby eos » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:02 am

bert_the_turtle wrote:That corporation dude from Aliens. What an asshole.

Indeed. Locking Ripley and Newt in a room with the face-raper* aliens, just so he could get them past customs? I mean, that is sick.

*What? They latch onto your face and then later their young burst out of you. SO what are they sticking down your throat? Q.E.D.
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Postby Xocrates » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:18 am

eos wrote:
bert_the_turtle wrote:That corporation dude from Aliens. What an asshole.

Indeed. Locking Ripley and Newt in a room with the face-raper* aliens, just so he could get them past customs? I mean, that is sick.

*What? They latch onto your face and then later their young burst out of you. SO what are they sticking down your throat? Q.E.D.

Face full of alien wing-wong?
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Postby MikeTheWookiee » Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:45 pm

Anyone out there (in London area) fancy a free 17" crt monitor, to pick up before Saturday?
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Postby eos » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:27 pm


Got it in one!
My other account is Steve Jobs!
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Postby elexis » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:22 pm

Well on the plus side, I finally have a part time job. On the down side the job required me to sign up to facebook, in direct violation of my moral principles :(
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Postby NeatNit » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:58 pm

I... I don't know you anymore! :cry:

What stupid job would require you to sign up to facebook?!?!
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Postby Montyphy » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:23 pm

NeatNit wrote:What stupid job would require you to sign up to facebook?!?!


Facebook web developer :P
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Postby eos » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:45 pm

TO CURE A COMPANY OF HIVE FLEET "FACEBOOK" INFECTION:
TOOLS:
1 X laptop with facebook on it.
Lots X garlic
Even more X parsely
Plenty X popularity.

METHOD:
1: Eat all of the garlic. ALL of it
2: Approach leader who's position you would get if he was removed.
3: Show facebook profile. Ask for leader's opinion.
4: As s/he leans in, breath normally until you hear their skull hit the floor.
5: Get promoted.
6: Eat parsley to hide the murder weapon.
7: Repeat 1-6 until you are head of company.
8: Re-write company policy to remove facebook.

And there you have it! Not only have you removed your company from the hive mi-Er, I mean, Facebook-but you now have an attractive secretary. You hope.
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