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    Post  Paeter on March 9th 2012, 10:51 pm

    Hey Everybody,

    Just FYI, I'll be off-grid until March 20th to work on the card game. I won't be blogging, podcasting or checking e-mail till then. May not be on the forums, either. So if I don't seem to be responding, that's what's up.

    I'll look forward to catching up on conversation here once I'm back, though! Have fun!


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    Re: Off grid till March 20th

    Post  Nathan James Norman on March 13th 2012, 6:50 pm

    Whooo-hooo! Paeter's gone for a week! Let's start talking about romantic comedies, hospital dramas and HGTV!!!!!!! Now's our chance! We may never get another one!

    (Consequently, as we're discussing over at this end of the forum: http://spiritblade.forum-motion.com/t635-zombies-vs ... Zombies vs. Romantic Comedies, Hospital Dramas and/or HGTV would be pretty awesome!)

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    Post  Hackmodford on March 14th 2012, 10:30 am

    Or how about action games or FPS or platformers... you know... games that require really good hand-eye coordination? Basketball


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    Post  WhiteBoy on March 14th 2012, 11:45 am

    Woot! /birthday dance afro


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    Re: Off grid till March 20th

    Post  mindspike on March 14th 2012, 12:58 pm

    Zombies vs HGTV... didn't they make that into a video game?
    I would totally watch "Zombies vs ER"!!!

    Hey, how long can we make this thread before Paeter gets back?
    What can we fill it up with?
    Can we compel him to read every single post, even though he knows there will be nothing worthwhile inside????


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    Re: Off grid till March 20th

    Post  Nathan James Norman on March 14th 2012, 1:59 pm

    mindspike wrote:
    Hey, how long can we make this thread before Paeter gets back?
    What can we fill it up with?
    Can we compel him to read every single post, even though he knows there will be nothing worthwhile inside????

    Yes! We need to do this. We need to fill it up with the stuff Paeter doesn't really like. So mindspike, you get onto talking about all things MARVEL Comics. I'm going to start posting on animals in comics. Hackmodfor FPS and general hand-eye coordination. Whiteboy . . . er . . . pick a topic. Everybody else lets keep this going.

    Mindspike's right. We need to make this the biggest, baddest and most pointless thread that there ever was!

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    Post  Nathan James Norman on March 14th 2012, 2:02 pm



    "Gorilla Grodd is a hyper-intelligent telepathic gorilla with the power to control the minds of others. At one time, he was nothing more than an average ape, but after an alien spacecraft (retconned from a radioactive meteor, the same one that empowered Hector Hammond) crashes in his African home, Grodd and his troupe are imbued with super-intelligence by the ship's pilot."

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    Post  Hackmodford on March 14th 2012, 2:29 pm



    A NEW TRILOGY BEGINS
    Halo 4 is the next blockbuster installment in the iconic franchise that’s shaped entertainment history and defined a decade of gaming. Set in the aftermath of Halo 3, Master Chief returns to confront his own destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Halo 4 marks the start of a new trilogy that begins with its release in 2012.

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    Set in the aftermath of Halo 3, Master Chief returns to confront his own destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Halo 4 marks the start of a new trilogy that begins with its release in 2012.
    —Official summary[7][3]
    Halo 4 marks the return of John-117 - the "Master Chief" - as a playable protagonist for the first time since 2007's Halo 3, as 2009's Halo 3: ODST and 2010's Halo: Reach focused on new characters and playing styles.[7][3] Having been lost in space in the finale of Halo 3, John-117 and Cortana, adrift aboard the wreckage of the UNSC frigate Forward Unto Dawn, find themselves near a mysterious Forerunner planet, which was first seen at the end of Halo 3 once players beat the game on the highest difficulty setting.[8][9] A key plot point will involve changes to Cortana and how her exposure to Halo and her operation beyond her natural lifespan may have contributed to her becoming "rampant."[10] Developers revealed in fall 2011 that the game will involve a "shield world," a hollow artificial Dyson sphere type megastructure, possibly being set inside it.[11]
    The story of Halo 4 will be focused less on the Halo series' traditional straightforward first person shooter genre, instead relying more on mystery, exploration and discovery. Developers described the game as being grand in scope and scale. Forerunner elements will be featured extensively in the game's environment. Developers also suggested that the game will reveal how humanity and the UNSC have adapted to the galaxy after the end of their war with the Covenant, particularly how they have co-opted Forerunner technology.[9]
    Unlike the original trilogy, the story has been designed to be part of a three-game arc from the beginning. In addition, developer 343 Industries is aiming for a more complete connectivity between all of their future media than before,[9] and the Forerunner Saga novel Halo: Primordium, the post-war novel Halo: Glasslands, and the terminals in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, will "definitely" have "resonant connections" to Halo 4's story.[9] Little information has been released regarding the storyline trilogy, but developers have intended that Halo 5 will be a much darker title before the conflict is resolved in Halo 6.[11]


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    Post  Rickster on March 14th 2012, 4:33 pm

    I'll write a review for that movie baby genius it's quality 12.5 out of 10

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    Re: Off grid till March 20th

    Post  WhiteBoy on March 14th 2012, 9:43 pm

    The internet is based on the TCP/IP protocol stack. One of the key pieces of this is IP -- Internet Protocol. The current version of this is v4, which is 32 bits long and allows for 232 (4,294,967,296) addresses. A typical IPv4 address looks similar to 192.168.100.100. Problem is now that we are outgrowing that.

    The solution is IPv6 -- don't ask me what happened to v5..I don't know. IPv6 uses 128 bits which allows 2128 (approximately 3.4×1038)addresses. This is approximately enough to give 4.8×1028 addresses for each of the seven billion people alive in 2011. That should last us a while! Smile IPv6 uses hex numbering (similar to MAC addresses...just longer) so a typical IPv6 will look kinda like 2001:0:4137:9E76:3C18:57DE:B735:31B0.

    The problem that we are having to deal with now is getting things migrated over to the new scheme. There's so many things out there already using the old version that it's going to take time to get things moved over.

    This is one of the projects I'll be working on at work...if and when to move our network to the new IP version.

    I didn't really get that deep into it, but hopefully it was techie enough to run Paeter off before he made it this far. Smile


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    Post  DNArington on March 14th 2012, 11:23 pm

    Hey look a Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Sneak Peek!!!! affraid



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    Post  DNArington on March 14th 2012, 11:31 pm

    And a trailer to the new romantic comedy, What to Expect When You're Expecting!!!!


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    "Although lacking superhuman powers, Detective Chimp exhibited not only fine detective skills but also the genius of a true tactician. Benefiting from the counsel of the Phantom Stranger (at the time transformed into a mouse), he devised a plan to use the powers of Black Alice and Nightshade to confront the combined menace of Eclipso and the Spectre."

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    Post  mindspike on March 16th 2012, 12:35 am

    Top Ten Reasons Marvel Comics Will Outlast DC Comics

    10 - Robert Downey Jr make a far better Iron Man than Christian Bale makes Batman.
    9 - A live action The Avengers by Joss Whedon, even sight unseen, absolutely blows the live action Justice League of America 1997 tv movie out of the water.
    8 - Coming up on 50 years and still going strong on a single continuity.
    7 - Had the good sense to dump Frank Miller before he lost his mind.
    6 - Has a better animated movie track record. Everything Lion's Gate does turns to gold, while the better portion of the DC releases have been disappointing.
    5 - Digital comic archive with subscription beat the crap out of buying individual issues.
    4 - Committed to an "all-ages" imprint using their main properties.
    3 - Accepts unsolicited manuscripts.
    2 - Stan Lee. 'Nuff said.
    1 - Owned by Disney. After wreaking havoc on the DC infrastructure, they'll simply call in the loans they made to God and buy Time/Warner/AOL.

    Chew on dat!


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    Post  mindspike on March 16th 2012, 1:04 am

    Top Ten Story Reasons to Read Marvel over DC

    10 - Fighting to defend a world that hates and fears them.
    9 - Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.
    8 - I have now become ... Cosmically Aware!
    7 - When his family was slain by evil men, he decided that the only righteous and just response was to kill them all.
    6 - There are forces at work you do not perceive. I weave a delicate strategy which rash actions could rend. Patience, please.
    5 - When innocent blood is shed, he is transformed....
    4 - I alone can save the world, though they damn me for it.
    3 - I'm not here to lead the country, I'm here to serve it. There's a difference between fighting against evil and fighting for the right.
    2 - With great power comes great responsibility.
    1 - Whosover hold this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power ...

    Okay, so some of these are a gimme. Who can name them them all?


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    Post  mindspike on March 16th 2012, 9:43 am

    Top 10 Reasons the Nova Corps is better than the Green Lantern Corps.

    10. There's a lot more than 7200 Nova Corpsmen.

    9. The Nova Corps manipulates the fundamental quantum forces, not just green force fields.

    8. The Nova Corps has a clear, military command structure.

    7. The Nova Corps maintains a support network of non-superpowered forces.

    6. When you mess with the Nova Corps, they respond in force.

    5. The Nova Corps is run by the Xandarian Worldmind, not a committee of little blue guys.

    4. It took the death of an entire universe to kill the Nova Corps.

    3. The Nova Force doesn't come in different colors.

    2. When Nova Prime went mad, the Worldmind put him down.

    1. The Nova Force isn't weak against the color yellow.

    Ooh, them's fightin' words!


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    Post  Nathan James Norman on March 16th 2012, 11:58 am

    mindspike wrote:Top Ten Reasons Marvel Comics Will Outlast DC Comics

    10 - Robert Downey Jr make a far better Iron Man than Christian Bale makes Batman.
    9 - A live action The Avengers by Joss Whedon, even sight unseen, absolutely blows the live action Justice League of America 1997 tv movie out of the water.
    8 - Coming up on 50 years and still going strong on a single continuity.
    7 - Had the good sense to dump Frank Miller before he lost his mind.
    6 - Has a better animated movie track record. Everything Lion's Gate does turns to gold, while the better portion of the DC releases have been disappointing.
    5 - Digital comic archive with subscription beat the crap out of buying individual issues.
    4 - Committed to an "all-ages" imprint using their main properties.
    3 - Accepts unsolicited manuscripts.
    2 - Stan Lee. 'Nuff said.
    1 - Owned by Disney. After wreaking havoc on the DC infrastructure, they'll simply call in the loans they made to God and buy Time/Warner/AOL.

    Chew on dat!

    Oh my goodness Mindspike . . . you're going to bring me over to the Marvel-Side!

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    Post  Hackmodford on March 16th 2012, 12:49 pm

    Marvel is always better IMHO because of Spider-Man.
    DC has me on Batman though Shocked


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    Post  WhiteBoy on March 16th 2012, 8:04 pm

    ROFL.... Mindspike, you rock, my friend! bounce


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    Post  DNArington on March 16th 2012, 9:44 pm

    mindspike wrote:Top Ten Story Reasons to Read Marvel over DC

    10 - Fighting to defend a world that hates and fears them.
    9 - Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.
    8 - I have now become ... Cosmically Aware!
    7 - When his family was slain by evil men, he decided that the only righteous and just response was to kill them all.
    6 - There are forces at work you do not perceive. I weave a delicate strategy which rash actions could rend. Patience, please.
    5 - When innocent blood is shed, he is transformed....
    4 - I alone can save the world, though they damn me for it.
    3 - I'm not here to lead the country, I'm here to serve it. There's a difference between fighting against evil and fighting for the right.
    2 - With great power comes great responsibility.
    1 - Whosover hold this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power ...

    Okay, so some of these are a gimme. Who can name them them all?

    A couple of these are just wild guesses and there are two I have no idea about...

    10 x-men
    9 hulk
    8 silver surfer
    7 the punisher
    6 ???
    5 daredevil
    4 ???
    3 captain America
    2 Spiderman
    1 Odin (father of Thor)

    That was fun! Very Happy Did I get any wrong?

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    Post  mindspike on March 16th 2012, 11:00 pm

    DNArington wrote:
    mindspike wrote:Top Ten Story Reasons to Read Marvel over DC
    8 - I have now become ... Cosmically Aware!
    5 - When innocent blood is shed, he is transformed....
    8 silver surfer
    5 daredevil
    That was fun! Very Happy Did I get any wrong?

    8 I wasn't thinking of Silver Surfer (though he does fit the bill), but "the most cosmic superhero of them all", according to the famous cover of issue #29 of the 1968 series.
    5 is not Daredevil, though he be demonic in appearance. The quote is from the introductory caption at the beginning of every book of the 1990 series.

    6 is really obscure and probably unfair. He surrendered his life so that Counter-Earth would live, and was resurrected by his "father", the High-Evolutionary.
    4 has been variously proclaimed by two notable heroes and three notable villains. (Almost word for word, and I'm willing to count any of them.)
    Anyone else?

    Awesome sauce, DNArington. I thought for sure the Captain America quote would be more difficult, but you nailed it.


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    Post  Nathan James Norman on March 20th 2012, 5:24 pm

    Uhoh. Paeter's back in town! Everybody hide! (And by the way, Minspike...you're my hero!)

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    Post  Paeter on March 21st 2012, 9:39 pm

    Alright, alright what's all this nonsense going on here? Even the moderators are in on this blasphemy!

    Wow. You guys know me EXTREMELY well given how effectively y'all pushed my buttons!

    I was laughing out loud at I don't know how many of these posts. I think the funniest to me was Whiteboy's tech babble. Couldn't have been more appropriate given how clueless I am. And as if to demonstrate that truth, I clicked on the little green line with plus and minus signs on it thinking, "oh, what's this do?" and accidentally gave the post a "negative vote"!

    In a very screwed up way I feel loved. You guys, rock. Thanks so much.


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