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Re: Evolution VS Creationism
Feb 5, 2014, 6:36 PM
in the Lounge forum

I don't talk much about my own faith, but I'm Christian myself. Having that perspective, I can tell you that one of the sticking points is the point that you made... that Creationism isn't a "theory." I think that a lot of my fellow Christians take that as an attack when it is, in fact, simply the nature of faith. It doesn't help that the people who point that out like to do so in a ...

Re: Evolution VS Creationism
Feb 5, 2014, 12:28 PM
in the Lounge forum

Of course Ken Ham got destroyed. First off, he debated against Bill Nye. Second, he debated from a standpoint that can be systematically shut down one point at a time with basic scientific knowledge. Anyone who tries to treat faith as a science is going to have a bad time, and I assure you that everyone involved knew how it was going to turn out long before the debate started.

Re: An update on what's new because I know none of you care and I don't care what you care about.
Jan 24, 2014, 1:32 PM
in the Lounge forum

Eh, not much to say. Most of our energy these days goes into keeping Iris fed and clean. Had a great sitter to take care of her during the day, but now she's moved to Richmond. She was just picking Iris up and dropping her off in the parking lot at work, but has decided that this is costing too much in gas, so now we have to figure something else out. End of report.

Re: I am more overwhelmed by the 2 billion people who have died
Jan 22, 2014, 6:23 PM
in the Lounge forum

I think he means that 10 miscarriages occur for every successful pregnancy.

Re: the non-religious arguments
Jan 22, 2014, 6:21 PM
in the Lounge forum

Most of them come down to equality and are just as easily caught awash in the "when does life begin" argument. The way I see it, nobody gets the guarantee of a good starting point, but everyone deserves the chance to get to a good place regardless of their circumstances. That being said, while I'm essentially pro-life, that doesn't mean that I'm "anti-choice" any more than pro-choicers should be considered "anti-life." I'm an idealist who believes that people who don't ...

Re: That's very impressive.
Jan 22, 2014, 5:50 PM
in the Lounge forum

Too cool. How is it visualized? I don't really know what sort of raster data you're starting with. Height-map type stuff?

That's very impressive.
Jan 22, 2014, 4:26 PM
in the Lounge forum

I say that honestly. Is it all faithfully rendered in some sort of visual reproduction, though? Because that sounds awesome.

Re: Do none of yall watch TV?
Jan 22, 2014, 3:49 PM
in the Lounge forum

We'll bite anything that gets a hook these days.

Re: Building a new computer...
Jan 22, 2014, 3:11 PM
in the Lounge forum

I was kidding. It's just a lot of GPU for anything else. Then again, I have no idea how intensive the process for imaging geological data can be.

Re: Building a new computer...
Jan 22, 2014, 2:51 PM
in the Lounge forum

Planning on producing some videos, are we?

Re: That's the beauty
Jan 22, 2014, 1:53 PM
in the Lounge forum

Your footing's getting a bit shakey there, but I do see your point. All the same, the non-religious arguments are there to be made regardless of whether or not people are using them.

Re: That's the beauty
Jan 22, 2014, 10:48 AM
in the Lounge forum

I can't read the article from here, but surely you don't presume that the only reasons to be pro-life are rooted in religion.

Re: Well...
Jan 21, 2014, 10:07 PM
in the Lounge forum

Nah, we'd all be too busy worrying that our third arms are melting from the radiation it'd require / produce.

Re: Predictable results
Jan 21, 2014, 8:05 PM
in the Lounge forum

Hah, yeah, but that was just one application. Ripping something apart is different from using the same force to perform surgery on something microscopic.

Re: Yes as long as those opinions don't stop the free will of others
Jan 21, 2014, 8:00 PM
in the Lounge forum

Opinion and will are two different things. Fairly weak try, though.

Yes as long as those opinions don't stop the free will of others
Jan 21, 2014, 6:28 PM
in the Lounge forum

Such as the baby?

Re: Science is a liar
Jan 21, 2014, 6:27 PM
in the Lounge forum

I looked for truth inside myself, and now I'm bleeding profusely. Good thing science has me covered with sutures and antibiotics, lest I be left to wilt in death, despair and sadness.

The whole joke here
Jan 21, 2014, 6:23 PM
in the Lounge forum

is that gold is already a metal. That said, turning a different metal into gold is theoretically possible (you just add or remove protons), but would be terribly inefficient and costly, as it turns out that it's hard to split atoms, especially if you want a predictable result.

Re: Newton
Jan 21, 2014, 6:18 PM
in the Lounge forum

First off, the exact same criticism could be made of Kepler. Second off, Newton did not plagiarize Kepler's work (which dealt specifically of the motion of planets in orbit). His work actually complimented Kepler's laws by showing that they applied globally, with or without the effect of gravity.

Much more than superstition, to be fair.
Jan 20, 2014, 1:30 PM
in the Lounge forum

Alchemy, as I see it, is the rather enlightened bridge between Hermetics and modern chemistry. Indeed, some of it was faith-based, but their ideas regarding transmutation weren't all as absurd as some would suggest. Didn't Rutherford convert nitrogen into oxygen using alpha waves? The Philosopher's Stone in practice.

Turning METAL into GOLD?
Jan 20, 2014, 11:25 AM
in the Lounge forum

MADNESS!!!

Re: New Vegas
Jan 15, 2014, 6:29 PM
in the Lounge forum

Ooh, that reminds me of another mod that I like. Someone created a new radio station using tons of clips from the old CONELRAD civil defense broadcasts. There are a bunch of 50's-era songs thrown in, too. I wish he'd linked some of the existing songs to the lists, but I guess that's what the GECK is for.

Re: Fallout 3 and New Vegas
Jan 15, 2014, 6:12 PM
in the Lounge forum

So many adventures. I guess one stand-out death that I experienced involved the day that I accidentally wandered into Hidden Valley. The chaff fog was turned on full-blast, so I was nearly completely blind, just happily taking shots at bark scorpions. Suddenly, these little dots of light started shining through the darkness, and I was dead by the time I realized they were laser rifles. What made it memorable is what happened next... during my slow-mo death ...

Re: New Vegas
Jan 15, 2014, 1:34 PM
in the Lounge forum

Heh, I like to head out to west Vegas and go Fiend hunting. They carry some nice, expensive weaponry for leveled characters. I spend a lot of time going between there and Gun Runners.

Re: [VG] Fallout 3 vs Fallout: New Vegas
Jan 14, 2014, 6:20 PM
in the Lounge forum

The story of Fallout 3 was barely even present, and terrible on the few occasions that it showed itself. New Vegas had a story that was... well, it was more of a set-up than a story, really. It did a fantasitc job of writing the story around your choices, and as someone who played that game every imaginable way, I can tell you that it was always really great.

Re: My kind of topic.
Jan 14, 2014, 6:16 PM
in the Lounge forum

It can be found at the Nexus. I think that New Vegas's site is newvegas.nexusmods.com Now, this is going to sound like a serious pain in the ass, but trust me, it's easy and far more than worth it. You get yourself the Nexus Mod Manager, and that automatically installs the mods that you select with scripted options. You'll also need the script extender. All you have to do is extract it to your New Vegas folder and you're done. ...

Re: My kind of topic.
Jan 14, 2014, 10:03 AM
in the Lounge forum

andrewbearpig said: Though fallout 3 was awesome due to having perks every level. If you're playing on PC, you need to get Project Nevada. It expands on the base engine at a shockingly deep level and has a lot of configuration options (including how often you get perks). It also adds custom-made HUD overlays for every helmet in the game with a face mask (and they all show damage depending on repair level). Appropriate masks also have different view ...

Re: [VG] Fallout 3 vs Fallout: New Vegas
Jan 14, 2014, 9:55 AM
in the Lounge forum

New Vegas all the way. It has everything that made FO3 great, but with so much more polish. Iron sights alone would have sealed it for me, but then they re-vamped the armor system and added new ammo types (hollow-tip, armor-piercing, etc). And then there's the reloading bench... and that's just what they did for gun-based characters. The game really gives you the opportunity to become rather godly no matter what sort of weapons you favor.

Meh...
Jan 9, 2014, 9:23 AM
in the Lounge forum

...there are a lot of neat ideas there, but I'm not seeing anything that's going to make them essential. Anyone who's willing and able to drop 1.5k on a gaming rig is just going to get a better computer that can do more, and anyone who can scrape up $500 for one of the lower-end machines would be better suited to wait a few months for a current middle-end computer to drop. They're gonna have to find a better ...

Re: guess there could be ripples
Jan 1, 2014, 2:35 PM
in the Lounge forum

Bahahah! There are indeed nipples. Baby's doing great! We have a special challenge in the fact that she's already cutting her two front bottom teeth (all she wanted for Christmas, I suppose), but she's too young to hold onto a teething ring, and she tries to suck on the ones that we hold for her instead of letting them touch her gum.

For the most part,
Jan 1, 2014, 1:34 PM
in the Lounge forum

call center work tends to be above the minimum wage anyway. Not by a huge margin, but enough that this isn't likely to make any difference in their pay. I guess there could be ripples, though.

Every song
Jan 1, 2014, 10:12 AM
in the Lounge forum

's like, "gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom. Blood stains, ballgowns, trashin' the hotel room." We don't care. We're drivin' Cadillacs in our dreams.

Re: hello
Dec 26, 2013, 3:34 PM
in the Lounge forum

Well, at least the phrase "batten down the hatches" makes sense now.

Re: Et tu,
Dec 26, 2013, 11:31 AM
in the Lounge forum

Brahs. Roman peeps. Countrymangs. Lemme get yo urrs.

Re: Ouija Board
Dec 20, 2013, 9:13 AM
in the Lounge forum

Yes, those "materials" also grow under "cow pies" after a good "rain storm" and are "excreted" by certain "toads."

Re: FIRE ANTS
Dec 18, 2013, 6:05 PM
in the Lounge forum

If you stayed still for that long, you have nobody to blame but yourself.

Re: Help please
Dec 16, 2013, 10:39 AM
in the Lounge forum

No problem. Yup, the graphics are quite pleasant. That version was ported from a PSP re-release of a PS1 original, so it's designed ground-up for a deep game on a mobile screen.

Re: Help please
Dec 16, 2013, 10:18 AM
in the Lounge forum

If you've never played Final Fantasy Tactics (or even if you just haven't played the re-release), it's an essential. It might be sub-titled "War of the Lions," so if you see that, it's still the correct one.

Re: Oui Ja
Dec 11, 2013, 10:56 AM
in the Lounge forum

Its history is a convoluted mess complicated by well-propagated assumptions and outright lies. History does seem to agree, however, that automatic writing methods using a planchette date back to at least 12th-century China.

Re: Ouija Board
Dec 10, 2013, 2:08 PM
in the Lounge forum

You know what I think? I think that people who are of a predisposition to believe that a plastic toy mass-manufactured by Milton-Bradley could compel "Satanic entities" to cross the line for the sole purpose of creeping out a human were already booked for a padded room. I'm aware that there are ouija boards that aren't cheap plastic, but I'd wager that a fair set of folk who have those... well, they have them because they want to believe.

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