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YOU ALL HAD YOUR CHANCE TO LAUGH AT MY CRAZY COMEDY AND YOU BLEW IT in General
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How do we perceive fringe groups? in General
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You're the one choosing those connotations.

I mean, I think you're right. It's not an issue whether homosexuality, for example, is genetic or a choice, or a mixture of the two -- the question is whether it should be accepted. The conservative Christians have a response for either (if it's innate, they say "Then rise above your disability"), so making the argument on those grounds is futile.

The main problem with these debates is that the sides tend to differ on a fundamental level. Religion, for example, changes a number of the base assumptions made in a moral or ethical argument.

You can't argue with a Nazi based on the argument that "It's wrong to hate Jews because prejudice based on race is wrong." That argument holds no water, because the Nazi does not believe prejudice is wrong, period.

Neither does the American mainstream, for that matter. Prejudice based on age, gender, physical condition, and affiliation is codified into law -- drinking age limits, the ADA, veteran's benefits, etc. In general, we don't seem to feel this is wrong.

In general, I've come to the conclusion that all arguments of this type are basically futile games. Fun, sometimes, but futile. I'm not going to convince Creator of anything nor is he going to convince me, because we work from a fundamentally different set of values.

The only really useful argument is between two people that are in general close on the issues that differ on one or two. For example, my brother was able to convince me when I was 12 or so that the death penalty is wrong. It took a while, but eventually he was able to convince me based on our shared beliefs.

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I've got a pyg in a poke.
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Random Questions in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Unless you wanted to keep the injury and status of the current monster, of course.

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Random Questions in Blades of Avernum
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Unless you wanted to keep the injury and status of the current monster, of course.

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Call to Action. Alexandria needs your help. in Blades of Exile
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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

But what's going on with that idea about making these things designer-editable? I thought we were going to have a new database soon that would allow us to go in and update things directly instead of e-mailing and waiting.

I have it set up, I just need data. A DB dump from Alexandria would work.

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I've got a pyg in a poke.
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List of Members in General
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-Stughalf-what-do-you-know-about-Game-pu-anyway?

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Board Ethics: Should spamming on round numbers be allowed? in General
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quote:
Originally written by The Almighty Doer of Stuff:

WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK I'M FUNNY AND/OR COOL?????
;_;

Fixed your typo.

[ Wednesday, October 13, 2004 18:35: Message edited by: Andrea ]

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Exile Online? in Blades of Exile
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Well, Exile III savefiles appear to be pretty much memory dumps, so that doesn't surprise me. If they're anything like BoE/Exile scenario files, manipulating them would be trivial.

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I've got a pyg in a poke.
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Board Ethics: Should spamming on round numbers be allowed? in General
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You seem to be under the impression that I'm just a BIG FAT JOKESTER and I really don't mind you SPAMMING and SQUIRTING your ELFY FLUIDS all over the GODDAMN BOARDS.

GUESS AGAIN, you SLY HEPCAT SCENESTER YOU.

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I've got a pyg in a poke.
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Board Ethics: Should spamming on round numbers be allowed? in General
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Congratulations for wasting your life! Keep on clickin' them "Add Reply" buttons, pal! LET'S ALL BE ELVES AND ALSO SPAM

Hey, post milestone topics are just about as good as any other topic on Spiderweb.

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I've got a pyg in a poke.
Posts: 999 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
My theory on stupid people. in General
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quote:
Originally written by You get NOTHING:

LOL. People are stupid because Humans are foolish, egotistical, singleminded, self-centered, materialistic beings. If you really believe you are so smart you might have realized that I said nothing of getting people into bed, or being a christian. I made no distinction between different culture or belief systems. Sadly, you seem to feel a need, which you don't seem to realize proves my point in every way shape and form. I will finish it off there, as I said no need to write 3 paragraphs to make myself look smart, good day, and you're just as stupid as the rest of us, deal with it...
You're a tactless imbecile with an overinflated ego. Nobody cares in any way what you have to say; in fact, I'm not sure what you're trying to say. All I know is that you apparently don't give a damn what people are saying; it's too important for you to be able to claim some sort of teabagging victory.

In conclusion!! YOU HAVE WON THE GAME OF LOSS

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FANCY A WILD TIME, GUV'NAH???

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and BTW I must say that contrary to beliefs, Thuryl is not any bri

Wow. Congratulations, FAT STUFF. You win the JACKPOT. SPIN THE WHEEL AND FIND OUT WHAT THE CONSOLATION PRIZE IS!

*spin spin spin*

SURVEY SAYS: YOU FAIL IT

[ Tuesday, October 12, 2004 20:35: Message edited by: Andrea ]

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I've got a pyg in a poke.
Posts: 999 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
Exile Online? in Blades of Exile
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T Thuryl do you know whether Kaimorad was a hacked/recompiled version of Blades of Exile, or a complete rewrite? Because the former proves to be intensely difficult (BoE's internals are like Sesame Street, except without the sesame or the street and with extra rape), and any rewrite of BoE would logically turn into something completely different. That's what happened with Pyg. I still remember the IRC discussion where (I think it was still Gemini at the time, too) we decided that reverse compatibility didn't matter -- and the floodgates opened.

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I've got a pyg in a poke.
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Music?? in General
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Alec, Beck is folk. Sea Change is kind of emo, but it's still folk.

And George Clinton is funk, you insufferable rantallion. Funk and reggae are similar in that black people pioneered them, and that's it. I know that folk and funk can be combined (Beck did it himself) and that funk and industrial/punk can be combined (Big Black cover of 'The Big Payback', Rapeman's 'Marmoset', etc.)

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I've got a pyg in a poke.
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Music?? in General
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Beck Hansen, Steve Albini, and George Clinton. If someone managed to combine the music represented by those three men into a single genre, it would be my favorite ever.

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I've got a pyg in a poke.
Posts: 999 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
List of Members in General
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quote:
Originally written by burglar ben:

Also, post count and register date could be useful, like, if Mariann decided to flush out all the 0-post accounts below member #2000 or some such thing, a list like this would be very helpful.
Yeah! It's not like Mariann has direct access to the members database, and could find out that information within seconds.

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I've got a pyg in a poke.
Posts: 999 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
My theory on stupid people. in General
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Common sense is overrated.

You see, the problem with any of you criticizing Thuryl is that he is smarter than any of you. All of you, in fact. Thuryl is significantly smarter than everyone posting in this thread (except himself, of course) combined.

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I've got a pyg in a poke.
Posts: 999 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
Settign up a Windows print server for a Linux computer in General
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You'll want to use Samba, which implements a number of Windows protocols on Linux. Specifically, you want the smbclient package, and the smbspool program.

From there on, you need to configure some print spooler to work with Samba. Most LPR packages work, including CUPS; here is a document on using Samba with CUPS.

I figure on most modern distros, you can just install Samba and CUPS together and set up the printer using CUPS' web interface.

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I've got a pyg in a poke.
Posts: 999 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
Banned for a little while? in Tech Support
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No, what happened to me was different -- Apache was refusing my connections.
What's happened to m's devotee is a known bug, I think; didn't it happen to TGM once?

The question is, is the "banned" account labeled as such? UBB is buggy as hell, so it's not unlikely that somehow the permissions got screwed up.

And 'wget' is an HTTP/FTP fetching program; I was using it to mirror the SW forums.

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I've got a pyg in a poke.
Posts: 999 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
List of Members in General
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Well, there are a few extensions for Firefox that allow navigation through numbered URLs. Location Navigator works fine.

What's the point, though? First of all, you're going to chew up a decent amount of bandwidth. Second, Polaris has the names down. Third, what's the point of including post counts when they change constantly?

Even Polaris' is rather difficult to keep current. Many people change their displayed names frequently, and unless someone monitors for that, the "Grand Endeavour" will become out of date fast. Alec is still listed as Custer Hearts You.

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I've got a pyg in a poke.
Posts: 999 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
Fun websites in General
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Going to H*R is roughly analogous to having Edward Scissorhands as a proctologist. It hurts and your rectum is never the same.
The "Trogdor" song is seriously the most irritating meme ever to have taken over the 13-25 age group. Every time I hear that crap about "burninating," I want to re-enact the scene with Mr. Blonde and the cop in Reservoir Dogs. Except without getting shot.

Also, I'M A PLANE! I'M A PLANE! LOOKIT ME LOOKIT ME I'M A PLANE!

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Fun websites in General
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wikipedia.com
khaaan.com
rotten.com
jerkcity.com

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Music?? in General
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I think he's referring to the genre of Christian pop music, not music produced by Christian musicians. The distinction is important -- Christian pop music is popular-style music whose primary, explicit focus is Christianity, and Christianity is the primary message of the group. 4Him, Jars of Clay, etc. are of that mold, and they do tend to be insipid.

Why? Because popular music is pretty carnal; rock and roll has always been about sex, drugs, and fighting, and making it about religion is going to seem out of place. On the other hand, nobody's going to write an orchestral piece about fellatio. (Well, except Spinal Tap.)

In addition, the most affecting music (for me, at least) is that which is most personal. The type band aforementioned generally avoids any kind of song that doesn't "glorify God" -- and that feels stunted.

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Music?? in General
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I could sit here and quote songs and list artists for hours. I'll save you the trouble and just say: just because Johnny Cash was a Christian and sometimes sang songs about his faith doesn't make "I Walk The Line" or "Ring Of Fire" or most of the other songs he wrote Christian songs, nor does it make his music Christian music.
Williams, Carter, and Cash are the three most important dynasties in country music, and none of them can be easily pigeonholed as "Christian music."

You know, "Drop Kick Me Jesus Through The Goalposts Of Life" isn't exactly definitive of country. I'd tell you to go look at the songs they play on SomaFM's Boot Liquor, but it's defunct.

Looking at Faith Hill and calling country mainstream Christian music is like listening to Blink-182 and calling punk "music about not liking your dad and sucking with the girls" or listening to Papa Roach and calling metal "music about hating your dad".

Hank Williams, to be blunt, is not an exception. He's one of the central figures in country, and if his music isn't "Christian music", country isn't, either.

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I've got a pyg in a poke.
Posts: 999 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
Music?? in General
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Hear that lonesome whip-poor-will?
He sounds too blue to fly
The midnight train is whining low
I'm so lonesome I could cry

I've never seen a night so long
When time goes crawling by
The moon just went behind the cloud
To hide its face and cry

Did you ever hear a robin weep
When leaves begin to die?
That means he's lost the will to live
I'm so lonesome I could cry

The silence of a falling star
Lights up the purple sky
And as I wonder where you are
I'm so lonesome I could cry

--- Hank Williams

Yeah. Country music is just poor Christian music. Uh-huh.

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Exile vs. Avernum in The Avernum Trilogy
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quote:
Originally written by PantherShadow:

[QUOTE]Them's fightin' words around the older crew.
Thuryl is just about as old as it gets when it comes to the older crew, actually. He's hardly a SW tyro.

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