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RPG Recommendations in General
Shock Trooper
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Profile #57
Advance Wars 2 for the GBA.

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Ringing in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #17
quote:
Originally written by *Sound Effect*:

If you don't have any ringing, it just means you haven't been exposed to much loud noise, or you just aren't perceptive enough to pick up on the ringing.
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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
Ringing in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #14
Rapid blood pressure changes or other changes in the pressure in your ears also cause a very temporary ringing effect. If you have a cold or other such illness that will cause sinus congestion, you can frequently experience a ringing due to pressure changes in your inner ear. As you age and are exposed to loud sounds, your hearing will slowly decay and the ringing will increase. Its okay, everyone has it. If you don't have any ringing, it just means you haven't been exposed to much loud noise, or you just aren't perceptive enough to pick up on the ringing.

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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
Earth as Sucia Island in Geneforge Series
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #9
quote:
Originally written by Botched Some Corrigenda:

We are serviles to God...
...We have tried to be our own divinity for a while now, messing around with the laws of nature and the divine's plan, trying to do what they (it) did.

I would argue that we aren't serviles to God, but rather serviles to the idea of a higher being (God, Allah, Lord Ganesha). And I would argue we have been our own divinity from the beginning. Any religion is an attempt to explain what otherwise cannot be explained; humans invented God as a sort of comfort against the fear of death, the uncertainty of life, and to explain the origins of the universe. The slow but sure movement of the modern world away from religion, and the continual death and birth of religions is a reflection of our continually changing understanding of the world around us.

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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
Earth as Sucia Island in Geneforge
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #9
quote:
Originally written by Botched Some Corrigenda:

We are serviles to God...
...We have tried to be our own divinity for a while now, messing around with the laws of nature and the divine's plan, trying to do what they (it) did.

I would argue that we aren't serviles to God, but rather serviles to the idea of a higher being (God, Allah, Lord Ganesha). And I would argue we have been our own divinity from the beginning. Any religion is an attempt to explain what otherwise cannot be explained; humans invented God as a sort of comfort against the fear of death, the uncertainty of life, and to explain the origins of the universe. The slow but sure movement of the modern world away from religion, and the continual death and birth of religions is a reflection of our continually changing understanding of the world around us.

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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
Hello! in General
Shock Trooper
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Profile #36
quote:
Originally Written By Animal in Swedish: ...just so you could suggest various ways of suicide to them.
I have a whole list of new and unique methods that just came to mind specifically for you.

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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
Earth as Sucia Island in Geneforge Series
Shock Trooper
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Profile #5
That is rather insightful... I wonder if Jeff intentionally left those parallels, or if it just ended up that way. Interesting when you really stop to consider it...

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Earth as Sucia Island in Geneforge
Shock Trooper
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Profile #5
That is rather insightful... I wonder if Jeff intentionally left those parallels, or if it just ended up that way. Interesting when you really stop to consider it...

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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
Today is a special day! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #29
Vahnatai Used Crystal Salesman

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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
Today is a special day! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #1
I already have a cookie. White chocolate chip macadamia nut... my 2nd favorite.

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movie of A3? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #18
Yeah, ben*, American moviegoers are so concerned with how realistic the movie is. Any movie containing some element that isn't found in real life would be shunned, to be sure.

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Undead Topics Need Loving Too (aka "Give Me Your First-Born") in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #301
I don't think you come close to record slowness for active members.

*struggles for another sentence to add so this post isn't quite so meaningless, then gives up*

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How many topics? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #5
Don't give them more ideas... you'll just make more work for poor Imby.

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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
How many topics? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #1
If this keeps up, General will go the way of Misc. But then, getting rid of Misc. did no good, I imagine the threads would find their way to the RW Games thread, and the circle of life would continue.

On a side note, does anyone else resent the influx of newbies every time a new game is released? Who's supposed to be eating them, anyway?

EDIT: Not you, crow.

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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
Poetry in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #13
:rolleyes:

'nuff said.

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Lets have a discussion on SpiderWeb games, in a unique way... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #14
Karka kasadara karpov katibin nerka etharku thaha.

Sadly, it seems this thread is greatly lacking in both categories.

[ Friday, July 16, 2004 21:23: Message edited by: *Sound Effect* ]

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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
AGE? HOW OLD ARE WE? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #49
quote:
Originally written by Ultimate Weapon Custer:
It's nice to think things like this. It'd be nicer if they were true; I remember being 11 pretty well. IMAGE(tongue01.gif)

You remember events that happened when you were 11, I have no doubt. As for what it was like to be 11, you can't completely remember. It's comparable to trying to remember what it was like to not know something once you know it. You can't completely remember the way you saw the world without a healthy bit of distortion from your current view of things. IMHO, anyway, you could always be unique... IMAGE(smile001.gif)

EDIT: A little after the fact, I admit, but I posted it nonetheless...

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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
In the afterlife... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #11
I got level 5. Go figure. I always thought I'd burn a lot deeper in hell than that.

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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
ILLITHIDS are ATTACKING! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #2
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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
Michael Moore - Unfairenheit 9/11 in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #20
Yes, Moore does a good job of inciting intelligent people to attack him, and probably brings us closer to the truth in the end, but that doesn't justify omitting details, taking things out of context, or simply fabricating them in the name of a search for the truth. Plus, many people aren't intelligent enough to recognize the fallacies of his movie. If his point was valid, one would be led to think he could make it without distorting reality.

His flaming inablity to recognize facts he disagrees with is embodied in the following excerpt from an MSNBC interview.
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TAPPER: You declare in the film that Hussein?s regime had never killed an American?

MOORE: That isn?t what I said. Quote the movie directly.

TAPPER: What is the quote exactly?

MOORE: ?Murdered.? The government of Iraq did not commit a premeditated murder on an American citizen. I?d like you to point out one.

TAPPER: If the government of Iraq permitted a terrorist named Abu Nidal who is certainly responsible for killing Americans to have Iraq as a safe haven; if Saddam Hussein funded suicide bombers in Israel who did kill Americans; if the Iraqi police ? now this is not a murder but it?s a plan to murder ? to assassinate President Bush which at the time merited airstrikes from President Clinton once that plot was discovered; does that not belie your claim that the Iraqi government never murdered an American or never had a hand in murdering an American?

MOORE: No, because nothing you just said is proof that the Iraqi government ever murdered an American citizen. And I am still waiting for you to present that proof.



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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
Michael Moore - Unfairenheit 9/11 in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
Profile #17
Alec, your analysis essentially totals up to: drinking is bad so smoking should be okay. Drinking and smoking are both bad and the existence of one doesn't make the other any better. I wouldn't argue that Bush was right in Iraq, and his homophobic constitutional amendment is abhorrent, as is his acceptance of money from a variety of shadey sources. That doesn't change the fact that Michael Moore's inflammatory "documentary" is slap in the face of honest journalism, or whatever you want to call what he does.

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Until then, shut up and leave those of us with a conscience the hell alone, okay?
This wasn't meant to be a personal attack, and I find it offensive for you to assume someone who disagrees with Michael Moore and seeks only to find truth in a world of lies has no conscience.

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Michael Moore - Unfairenheit 9/11 in General
Shock Trooper
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Profile #2
Well, obviously not everyone agrees. His movie is selling out in theatres across the country. I can always count on the Spidweb boards for differing viewpoints, and the best way to solidify your own arguements is to present them to someone who disagrees and discuss the differences of opinion. If you never discuss your viewpoints with someone who disagrees, how can you ever know if what you believe is flawed?

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Michael Moore - Unfairenheit 9/11 in General
Shock Trooper
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http://slate.msn.com/id/2102723/

I'll start by saying that I have a strong personal distaste for Michael Moore in the first place, but I still think anyone who clapped for 10 minutes after seeing his most recent movie should read this article. I feel it's been a while since I've seen a political discussion on these boards, so I felt like starting one. So, discuss.

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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
Idiot seeks help in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Okay, for something so insignificant, it's giving me quite a headache. How do you change the outdoor starting location? I have the starting location in town 0, and that's where the party starts. I have set the town entrances for that town correctly, but when the party leaves the town it teleports them to the middle of the outdoor section where the litte "s" is. The "Set starting location" option doesn't work in outdoor mode, but there's still a starting location in the outdoor section. It's probably in the docs, but it's so insignificant that I can't for the life of me find it. What do I do?

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Posts: 277 | Registered: Tuesday, August 13 2002 07:00
Idiot seeks help in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 1723
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Okay, for something so insignificant, it's giving me quite a headache. How do you change the outdoor starting location? I have the starting location in town 0, and that's where the party starts. I have set the town entrances for that town correctly, but when the party leaves the town it teleports them to the middle of the outdoor section where the litte "s" is. The "Set starting location" option doesn't work in outdoor mode, but there's still a starting location in the outdoor section. It's probably in the docs, but it's so insignificant that I can't for the life of me find it. What do I do?

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