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by Psudo
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: What's the question you wish people would ask you?
Replies: 50
Views: 4217

Would you like to try this invention of mine? It ensures you have the time, focus, courage, and energy to accomplish the important things in your life in the perfectionistic manner you so prefer without losing valuable time for playing solitaire or watching TV.
I want one!
by Psudo
Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: What's the question you wish people would ask you?
Replies: 50
Views: 4217

I'd like to hear someone in politics ask "What are your views?" Happened once; I took a telephone poll, at the end they invited me to a sit-down round-table. Got paid $50 to sit and talk politics for 90 minutes. BEST. DAY. EVER.
by Psudo
Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Questions You Dread
Replies: 32
Views: 2636

"What do you do?" Banal useless crap, thanks for asking.
by Psudo
Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 34
Views: 3742

It's lazy and uncreative, even if it's convenient. It tells me that the chef can't be bothered to put a little effort in. [...] And there are a lot of people who hate mushrooms I'm no vegetarian, but I do empathize. I am a hugely picky eater, to the point where I take food with me on any trip where...
by Psudo
Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 34
Views: 3742

A lot of restaurants and people seem to think that if you can't have meat, you love mushrooms or something - the veggie option is almost invariably mushroom based. Meat is typically the center focus of a dish. If you can't have meat, you still have to have something as the center focus. Mushrooms a...
by Psudo
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mushrooms
Replies: 34
Views: 3742

Re: Mushrooms

I love mushrooms. [...] Their own kingdom, apart from Plants and Animals.
Must not... make... Mario reference...
by Psudo
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gyromancy vs. Geomancy
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

If we take this as a potential fantasy element for a story, I've always preferred touch-based clairvoyance. The Dead Zone is a good example. There were also the sniffers from the movie Push (though that's not a great movie) and the Palantír (seeing stones) from Lord of the Rings. The Palantir were ...
by Psudo
Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: This movie will be terrible because......
Replies: 50
Views: 13685

Re: Would only be a decent movie if...

you either have to film the thing in pieces over a long course of years or change actors as the kids age. They're pretty good at falsifying the age of the same actors for movies these days. See: Benjamin Button, A Beautiful Mind, etc. Doing it with kids would be new, but not impossible, and would n...
by Psudo
Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I hate
Replies: 3013
Views: 397094

Any volunteers?
Oh, me! ... wait...

Actually, I think I'd be pretty terribly useless in any superhero capacity... I might enjoy being Commissioner Gordon, though. Administration, forensics, organization, remembering to lock up the bat signal at night... I can handle that stuff.
by Psudo
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Letterboxing & Geocaching
Replies: 13
Views: 2050

I've heard of Geocaching. I've never really been into it, but I've tagged along with friends who are. It can be kinda interesting to know pretty exactly where something is and still not be able to find it. There's a fairly nerdy offshoot of it called Geohashing . In short, it uses computer encryptio...
by Psudo
Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Reaction to Ender's Game
Replies: 8
Views: 1676

OSC argues in the introduction to Ender's Game (written long after the book) that he wasn't intending to write childhood as it appears to the audience, but childhood as it appears to children. When you were little and a bully picked on you at recess, it didn't seem trivial. It seemed like a mugging,...
by Psudo
Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: New Laptop Help
Replies: 21
Views: 3031

I advocate Chrome and Avast (or maybe MSE; I haven't tried that one). AVG was nicer in it's early days, I think. Anyway, I had to fuss with it less to get it to work as intended. And Chrome does a lot of things just blindingly fast. The only reasons to stick with Firefox, I think, are open source ad...
by Psudo
Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Question regarding book
Replies: 4
Views: 1511

I would assume [the monitor] was able to read all bodily functions such as heart rate, respiration, and pain receptors. Recording sound is obvious, but it's unclear if sight was recorded. I've watched through his eyes, I've listened through his ears, and I tell you he's the one. You live in somebod...
by Psudo
Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Basil Marceaux : The Next Governor of Tennessee
Replies: 10
Views: 991

Just because he can register to run doesn't mean he's a serious candidate with any hope of victory. Alvin Greene is newsworthy precisely because he actually won a primary, something these kinds of candidates don't often achieve. Notice that no one is claiming Greene made it on merit; average folk re...
by Psudo
Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Rosetta Stone and other language learning tools.
Replies: 17
Views: 1352

Is it possible to learn Igbo language from this thing?
Yes, but mostly at a beginner's level.
by Psudo
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gynocracy vs. Guynocracy
Replies: 54
Views: 5969

:lol: :lol: :lol: Just how many Indian women do you know? That was my original point; universal generalizations don't fit. I listed Indian women as a populous subgroup, but my generalization is more about Chinese and Muslim women, especially in more backwards and rural areas. I've seen enough about...
by Psudo
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gynocracy vs. Guynocracy
Replies: 54
Views: 5969

I don't think it would take a couple years. Take 20 people of each gender, and let them live their lives as normal over a four week period. The first couple weeks would be pure culture shock. Useful for reality show ratings, not so useful for determining long-term livability. I suppose it does show...
by Psudo
Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gynocracy vs. Guynocracy
Replies: 54
Views: 5969

I propose a reality show experiment. Fill two isolated islands with enough people, segregated by gender, to allow some personal anonymity, some cultural diversity and conflict, and require government. Then don't provide the government and see who handles themselves better for a couple years. Of cour...
by Psudo
Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gynocracy vs. Guynocracy
Replies: 54
Views: 5969

The demagoguery spewing from Locke is enough to make his name ironic. Well, a female civilization wouldn't be dead in one generation. Cloning is now possible, and with a bit of effort we could even get to the point of mating ovule with ovule. Even that wouldn't be necessary if, say, 0.1% of men surv...
by Psudo
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gynocracy vs. Guynocracy
Replies: 54
Views: 5969

I can't imagine there'd be much difference between the two civilizations. First, in either case, the survivors would be moved in great numbers to try to fill the void left by the absence of the other sex. There'd be a widespread personality shift toward what the survivors remembered as normal, so yo...
by Psudo
Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Your Dream Team
Replies: 21
Views: 1871

Perhaps the reasoning is that providing scientific insight and progress is inherently benevolent because it results in a world of reduced suffering due to ignorance.
by Psudo
Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Ender's Game Movie Rumors, Speculation and Fan Art
Topic: Who Should Play Adult Roles?
Replies: 33
Views: 16042

How about Ben Kingsley for Razer Rackham, Bruce Willis as Graff, and Liv Schreiber as Major Anderson?
by Psudo
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: You guys... won't happen to be in Facebook?
Replies: 80
Views: 8657

I understand that it's close-knit, I'm just not part of that knit. I'm sorry that identifying that offended some perfectly fine folks; none of it's your fault. I'm sorry for my immature, temperamental outburst in my previous post. I think I'm better now.
by Psudo
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: You guys... won't happen to be in Facebook?
Replies: 80
Views: 8657

Woah now condescending. Pweb is as real as anything you can touch, taste, smell, or hear. By my count, at least 18 members in the top 50 (by post count) have met at least 2 other Pwebbers; 1 has met at least one. Page two adds another 5 who've met at least 2 and another 7 who've met at least 1. The...
by Psudo
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Achilles - Believable?
Replies: 13
Views: 4788

Re: Achilles - Believable?

They [the Russians] already had Vlad If I remember right, they didn't trust Vlad to run anything because, from soldiering under Bean, he had a perfect record of losses at Battle School. Thus, they didn't really "have him" because they (unjustly) considered him lesser than any other Battle Schooler....
by Psudo
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: How were u introduced to EG?
Replies: 70
Views: 27306

I make no apologies for my geekhood
[...]
I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 per cent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves.
Me too × 2
by Psudo
Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things We Set on Fire
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

How about pianos?
by Psudo
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: You guys... won't happen to be in Facebook?
Replies: 80
Views: 8657

Against my will, yes, I'm on Facebook. No, I will not be seeking you out or "Friending" you. Friends are people I know in real life. Yes, my email is hidden.
by Psudo
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Plot question
Replies: 12
Views: 3060

The buggers attacked Earth directly in the first invasion couldn't it have occurred to them that maybe there might have been an equivalent of a hive queen on Earth or were they so stupid as to assume that Earth was a colony and the hive queen controlling it would be elsewhere? In bugger societies, ...
by Psudo
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: I write like...
Replies: 22
Views: 2408

I tried a few different stories to check for algorithmic consistency. One said Dan Brown, another Agatha Christie, the longest one Stephen King, and my favorite one Douglas Adams. All of them at once says Stephen King. The first half of the Douglas Adams one results in Isaac Asimov. I'm glad it didn...
by Psudo
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: How were u introduced to EG?
Replies: 70
Views: 27306

I don't remember reading Ender's Game for the first time. I remember I hadn't heard of it yet in 6th grade, and reading crazy amounts during 7th and 8th, and finishing the series in 9th grade. Xenocide just amazed me. I would repeat some chapters just to relive the cool or absorb complex ideas, some...
by Psudo
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Words that are awesome
Replies: 41
Views: 8847

Re: Words that are awesome

troubadour
Did you misspell "Trogdor?"
Yeah, yeah, I know what it really means. I play tabletop RPGs sometimes, and I used to read PvP a decade ago.

I especially like made-up words. For example:
Morish - adj. - the taste of something you want more of.
"This chocolate cake tastes morish."
by Psudo
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: You guys are kinda lame.
Replies: 29
Views: 2448

that new Sanda Bullock movie Blind Side. It's at least true in the sense that it's what the family really asserts is true. More or less (link contains spoilers). That's an interesting way to address the whole concept of "true stories": accurately depict someone's point of view. Then it's only wrong...
by Psudo
Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Movies A - Z
Replies: 36
Views: 3396

Considering the one that is awful is the only one that is a released feature-length film... a rather short movie night. What about the TV show and the upcoming movie of unknown length? The latter could come out before you get a date set and guests invited. Speaking of shows about the news business,...
by Psudo
Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Capital Punishment - again.
Replies: 56
Views: 2890

I don't need a lot of friends, but I need a close friend or two. I used to travel quite a ways to spend time with my close friends. Now that I'm married it requires less travel, but it's the same.

But people generally need social contact, and they should have that which they do not waste.

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