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Post by Nachtsider on Tue 2 Feb 2010 - 17:03

I'm sure you guys know what I'm talking about when I say it's possible to smell rain. When it rains, and only when it rains, this very distinctive smell can be detected in the air. Does anyone know what causes it?

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Post by Kiskaloo on Tue 2 Feb 2010 - 17:32

Evidently, when the humidity of the atmosphere changes, it also changes the vapor pressure and that causes nitrates in the ground to be released into the atmosphere which is what people smell.

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Post by boomer_gonz on Tue 2 Feb 2010 - 19:56

Exactly as Kisk said. It's more evident in drier areas, and in places of dense foliage it's commonly misinterpreted as the 'smell of dew'.

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Post by hydra282 on Wed 17 Feb 2010 - 14:39

So, I was in the bathroom this morning and I thought does peeing act like a river on ground and erode the inside of the penis away?

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Post by Jacen Starslayer on Wed 17 Feb 2010 - 15:09

I'm going to say no, either that or the human body's natural regenerative abilities constantly reverse the damage. But alas I'm no expert.

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Post by Awinnell on Wed 17 Feb 2010 - 16:21

well,if you really need to know, try taking a measurement and compare it a few days later !!!


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Post by Nachtsider on Wed 17 Feb 2010 - 17:31

@hydra282 wrote:So, I was in the bathroom this morning and I thought does peeing act like a river on ground and erode the inside of the penis away?
I dunno about that, but too much fapping will leave you with no penis to speak of.

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Post by Sintendo on Sun 21 Feb 2010 - 2:34

Having sex is like jacking off, but you have the option of cumming inside the chicks vagoo instead of a kleenex tissue or some other kinky place outside the vagoo assuming you aren't sticking your pecker in her pooper.






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Post by Nachtsider on Sun 21 Feb 2010 - 2:38

Coming anyplace but inside is a waste, IMO. Creampies FTW.

Welcome back, Sin. Very Happy

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Post by Sintendo on Sun 21 Feb 2010 - 2:44

What up dude. Feel like a chat?
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Post by Five_X on Sun 21 Feb 2010 - 4:28

I've searched with no results. I can't seem to find a good torrent for Tsukihime (the visual novel). Well, I do HAVE a torrent dowloaded, but it seems that neither DaemonTools nor PowerISO can properly activate the .ccd file included with the torrent. It's either that the torrent is bad, I'm using the wrong program, or I'm simply doing it wrong. Can anyone help me out?

EDIT: Well, I found the problem. It seems I was doing it wrong. The new problem is that I can't read Japanese. so installation is a bit hard. I wish I could copy and paste it for the people here who would be able to read the instructions, but alas, I cannot.

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Post by Five_X on Mon 22 Feb 2010 - 1:20

Okay, it's all good now. I've managed to get the game up and running. No new problems, as far as I've seen.

Hooray! Now I'll be able to read about Big Bufords being inserted into Southwest Tuna Wraps!

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Re: The 'Ask a Question' Thread

Post by rusty-spring on Mon 22 Feb 2010 - 21:35

Ok, here's a question for you multimedia buffs.

What I'm looking for is a blu-ray player with wi-fi capability and Netflix streaming. Price range isn't a huge problem, but budgeting money is always a plus. So far I've found low-mid priced players that require an expensive wi-fi dongle, to ones that have it built in but cost 3x more.

I'm not in any hurry, since I get Netflix streaming through my PS3, so I don't personally need it. It is however a gift for a family member so I'm shopping around. Razz

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Post by Kiskaloo on Mon 22 Feb 2010 - 21:43

Hmm... Mine is a Panasonic I snagged for $180 at CostCo. I bought it because it has the best DVD playback (which is still much of my collection). My Tivo handles the Netflix side of the equation.

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Post by rusty-spring on Mon 22 Feb 2010 - 21:46

Yeah, I was thinking of just bundling the BR player with one of those Netflix streaming boxes but I don't want them to be overwhelmed with so many peripherals (they already have a satellite box), lol.

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Re: The 'Ask a Question' Thread

Post by Sintendo on Tue 23 Feb 2010 - 0:45

What's wrong with just using the PS3 as the Blu-Ray player?
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Post by rusty-spring on Thu 25 Feb 2010 - 18:07

@Sintendo wrote:What's wrong with just using the PS3 as the Blu-Ray player?
The only problem with that is that the blu-ray player isn't for me and I highly doubt my aging parents are interested in a PS3.

They're expressing interest though to jumping into the HD world, and I thought it might make a nice gift for their upcoming anniversary (my mom is surprisingly tech savvy .)

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Post by Ggultra2764 on Sat 27 Feb 2010 - 16:24

I'm thinking about trying to get a Blu-Ray player I can hook up to my laptop via USB port (I want to jump ship to Blu-Ray for my anime collection). I do have a couple questions regarding Blu-Ray if I bought the drive:

1. Would my laptop meet the system specs for anything that's currently out on the market? Here's what I have on me for specs (of what I can dig up):
Pentium Dual-Core Processor 2.00 GhZ
3.0 GB of RAM
Windows Vista Home Basic Edition SP2
218 GB of hard-drive space
Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family Display Adapter

2. Is there any freeware multimedia applications that can playback Blu-Ray discs (to avoid having to buy them) since it's quite likely I won't have such an application with the drive if I buy it?

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Post by Kiskaloo on Sat 27 Feb 2010 - 16:55

VLC should be able to handle playback.

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Post by Nachtsider on Mon 1 Mar 2010 - 7:14

Why is it that in every real-life or fictional account I've read of people being stranded at sea on rafts or lifeboats or what have you, they exhort each other to avoid drinking seawater at any cost?

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Post by Alfisti on Mon 1 Mar 2010 - 7:31

My best guess would be that sea-water is that salty that drinking it would have exactly the opposite to the desired effect: ie it'll actually dehydrate the drinker.

Someone else will probs be able to explain better.

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Post by Awinnell on Mon 1 Mar 2010 - 7:57

it causes Kidney failure and dehydration,as you consume the saltwater your fluid is lost from your cells as they try to flush the excess salts,and its not just table salt in seawater its metalic salts as well,out of your system these salts end up in your kidneys which become blocked up and shut down, leading to death !

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Post by hydra282 on Thu 4 Mar 2010 - 14:09

My computer doesn't make any sound. I connect the speaker, but nothing comes out. My friend says it might not have a sound drive.
Am I missing it?
How do I get a new one?
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Post by Awinnell on Thu 4 Mar 2010 - 16:49

need more info,operating system,soundcard etc

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Post by Kiskaloo on Thu 4 Mar 2010 - 18:03

Probably a driver issue.

Also make sure your Volume Mute is not set.

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Post by Awinnell on Wed 9 Jun 2010 - 15:55

if you were to translate/write your name in Kanji would you use the sound of your name or its meaning?

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Post by Kiskaloo on Wed 9 Jun 2010 - 16:14

@Awinnell wrote:if you were to translate/write your name in Kanji would you use the sound of your name or its meaning?

I go with the sound.

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Post by Awinnell on Wed 9 Jun 2010 - 16:30

i end up with several translations, i like




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for andoryuu,though it does make me seem like a health and safety poster in a factory !

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Post by Awinnell on Sun 4 Jul 2010 - 5:49

How exactly did NEET, which was a British government acronym, end up being used in Japan ?

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Post by Kiskaloo on Sun 4 Jul 2010 - 10:07

The Japanese do like to adopt English words, so I suppose some Japanese bureaucrat came across it in the UK and suggested it to his superior when he returned home.

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Post by Five_X on Mon 5 Jul 2010 - 14:03

'Anime' is perhaps the most famous adopted word, being derived from, of course, 'animation'.

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Post by Nachtsider on Mon 2 Aug 2010 - 21:09

An online vendor whom I'm contemplating purchasing stuff from offers far cheaper shipping rates if I opt for FedEx. However, I've never used FedEx's services before. How do they deliver - do they, like, walk up to your door with your parcel and ask you to sign a document, the way courier mail does? If so, what if you're not in when their delivery guy turns up? My home is usually devoid of people between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. I live in a block of apartments, FYI - one of those places with a receptionist-staffed front desk and a mail room. How will this living arrangement of mine potentially affect the delivery process?

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Post by Kiskaloo on Mon 2 Aug 2010 - 21:19

I use FedEx all the time and yes, they deliver to your door.

If the package requires a signature on delivery (like my Apple goodies), you can "pre-sign" for it by printing out a release form, signing it, and applying it to the door.

If the package does not require a signature, they usually just leave it on my doorstep or drop it off at the condo office.

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Post by Nachtsider on Mon 2 Aug 2010 - 21:25

Release form, Kisk?

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Post by Kiskaloo on Mon 2 Aug 2010 - 21:42

@Nachtsider wrote:Release form, Kisk?

It's essentially a piece of paper you print out and sign that notes the shipment number. It allows you to sign for the package without having to be physically present. But I only need to do it for packages that require a signature on delivery (which is mostly electronics).

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Post by Nachtsider on Tue 3 Aug 2010 - 12:52

Is this some pre-written thing that I can download and print out from somewhere, Kisk? Like from the FedEx website? Or is it something I have to type out from scratch?

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Post by Kiskaloo on Tue 3 Aug 2010 - 14:06

@Nachtsider wrote:Is this some pre-written thing that I can download and print out from somewhere, Kisk?

Yes. When Apple sends me the tracking number for the shipment, they include a link to "pre-sign" for the delivery, which takes me to a PDF I can print out and sign.

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Post by hydra282 on Mon 16 Aug 2010 - 11:46

My laptop's screen won't turn on. I turn the computer on and it's lights go on, but in a second the internal storage drive light turns off and the computer stops revving. Can we fix this? I think we have a warranty, but I don't know if we need the receipt, which we might not have.
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Post by maverick375 on Wed 1 Sep 2010 - 21:27

Saw something like this happen with my liquidator's new Dell. Damn power-saving in the bios did something to screw it up. If it's under warranty, try to get the place to salvage the data and get a new one.

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Post by hydra282 on Wed 29 Sep 2010 - 15:10

My friend took the computer to best buy, but he said it cost $20 to get it diagnosed. He said the ram burnt out or something, we had to buy a new one.
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Post by Plaxy on Wed 29 Sep 2010 - 15:48

A new computer for just the Ram burning out???? even laptops thats the worlds damn easiest thing to replace!!! heck its actually even easier on laptops than Desktops??

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Post by Totoum on Wed 29 Sep 2010 - 16:32

@Plaxy wrote:A new computer for just the Ram burning out???? even laptops thats the worlds damn easiest thing to replace!!! heck its actually even easier on laptops than Desktops??

I second that,seems weird.

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Post by theprodigalson on Wed 29 Sep 2010 - 17:02

I guess I'm way too late to help but I had this happen to a friend recently. His was a desktop, not a laptop, but basicly he had upgraded his ram with two different brands and after awhile it had stopped working. Just replacing the bad stick with a compatible one fixed it though...I think the moral of the story is DONT TAKE THINGS TO BEST BUY!

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Post by hydra282 on Wed 29 Sep 2010 - 18:50

I meant I bought a new ram, sillies Razz
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Post by theprodigalson on Wed 29 Sep 2010 - 20:36

Oh...well...yes. That would make sense. Very good.

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Post by Plaxy on Wed 29 Sep 2010 - 20:38

Yes very good......

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Post by Nachtsider on Wed 29 Sep 2010 - 20:40

It's always the same every time I watch a movie scene that features a SWAT/tactical team being deployed. Dozens of men, laden with body armor and MP5 buzzguns, swarm the premises, even when the suspect is alone and barricaded with no means of escape. I may be talking out of my ass here, but doesn't that seem excessive? Wouldn't a standard nine-man section (or less, even) be sufficient to take down one armed individual? Does what I'm seeing actually reflect how things are done in real-life?

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Post by Plaxy on Wed 29 Sep 2010 - 21:24

I don't know if that really reflects real life, but honestly if it comes down to swat there is no such thing as excessive you don't know everything in a situation such has the guy prepared and set up booby traps does he have unknown hostages or allies. you have to think from the swats persective and come prepared for any and all possible situations.

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Post by ElfenMagix on Wed 29 Sep 2010 - 22:48

Actually, SWAT would try not to shoot to kill unless needed too. They try not to shoot to kill as a last resort when all other opens are gone. They would want to take and arrest perps.

In a case in the 1980s, a perp holding a family hostage was captured when he walked out to talk to police armed with his gun. The police tried not to physically encounter the guy because of the weapon, but a lone SWAT team member took his own action and shot the perp's gun out of his hand. This gave the police the opportunity to tackle him safely and arrest him, and saving the surviving family members from the house. Unfortunately, he killed somebody in the house which caused this hostage scene.

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Post by Kiskaloo on Thu 30 Sep 2010 - 0:36

@Nachtsider wrote:Does what I'm seeing actually reflect how things are done in real-life?

Yes.

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Post by theprodigalson on Thu 30 Sep 2010 - 14:35

I love it when I see some small disturbance in the small country town I live in get a tremendous police response. I can see it now:

Two functioning ceiling fans spin furiously over the spacious office room of the precinct. Four officers are sitting around one desk, each in turn frowning silently over his hand of cards in a solemn game of Spades. Another is leaning out an open window, his forearms resting on the windowsill as smoke from the cigarette in his right hand drifts lazily in the still air. Two more men sit at a desk, staring dully at the checkers board between them while the pile of papers in the wire "In" basket shifts in the air disturbed by the fans, as if trying in vain to say "I am important!" A female officer sits at her desk in the center of the room, breaking the silence by mashing diligently on a keyboard, determined to be noticed in the male dominated occupation. Her valiant efforts go unnoticed, however, by the chief sitting in his office, blinking sleepily at a report, his head held upright by his left arm propped on the desk with his thumb hooked under his chin and his forefinger tapping lightly on his temple. The simple clock on the wall ticks away the irrefutable passage of time. The oppressive sound is the only thing that proves such a thing as "time" even exists.

A sudden rush of air shatters the scene as the door is flung open. Every head snaps up to see the rookie leaning into the room. "We got a domestic dispute on MacAllister Road!" Cards fly and chairs are thrown back as everyone in the room scrambles into action, desperate not to be the one left behind to watch the phone. The door slams behind the victors, leaving the female officer standing before her computer,grinding her teeth as the "Now saving..." bar slowly fills. Several excited whoops are heard as the Officers dash to their patrol cars, sliding over the hoods and peeling out of the garage.

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Re: The 'Ask a Question' Thread

Post by Whatface on Mon 18 Oct 2010 - 3:41

Does anyone know the source of this GIF?


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Post by Nachtsider on Mon 18 Oct 2010 - 3:58

Considering the subject matter, I'm willing to bet it was from the guy responsible for RoboGeisha.

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Post by Totoum on Wed 20 Oct 2010 - 10:20

@Whatface wrote:Does anyone know the source of this GIF?



here you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shyness_Machine_Girl ?

Saw the original in theatres and had a blast Very Happy , didn't like this one as much though

My question:

My boss asked me to download this vid : http://videos.france5.fr/video/iLyROoafZI8i.html

I think I found the url : http://v.kewego.com/v/5/0309/1UE2CR8J.mp4

but can't get passed the 403 error,anyone know a way I could bypass it?

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Re: The 'Ask a Question' Thread

Post by Officer_Charon on Wed 20 Oct 2010 - 14:48

With regards to the SWAT question:

Standard police procedure is to try and outnumber the subject. Nowhere in my Academy training did it state that I had to fight fair. 2-on-1 is good, more is better, depending on the subject's behavior. If he fights, he's going to be in a polyester pile-up until he decides he's had enough.

SWAT is called out when the fecal matter has hit the revolving air circulator, but they are still not soldiers. They are police officers with a larger toolset, that's all. The goal of any confrontation is still the preservation of life, then worrying about securing the subject. If deadly force becomes necessary, they have a greater set of options.

But with the primary mission still being the preservation of life, the goal is to try and negotiate the subject out of his barricaded position, and convince him that if he WERE to try something stupid, it would not end well for him. It's as much a psychological tactic as it is a strategic one.

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Post by hydra282 on Thu 21 Oct 2010 - 0:51

I log on to my profile, a window shows up telling me that I can't get on the internet, because of viruses and clicking the buttons doesn't actually help.
The computer told me I should get Point"Something" to fix it and I did, but it just scans and finds some problems, but I have to pay for it to actually get rid of them.
Back to the window: When I close the window the comp kind of relogs on, and the window comes back. None of this happens to other profiles though.
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Post by theprodigalson on Thu 21 Oct 2010 - 1:03

This "Point-something" IS the virus, or spyware/malware. You can wait for someone who actually knows what they are talking about, but I would just run whatever anti-virus/anti-spyware software you use (I use AVG Free and Spybot: Search and Destroy if you don't have anything yourself and both are free).

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Post by Professor Voodoo on Thu 21 Oct 2010 - 1:07

@hydra282 wrote: I log on to my profile, a window shows up telling me that I can't get on the internet, because of viruses and clicking the buttons doesn't actually help.
The computer told me I should get Point"Something" to fix it and I did, but it just scans and finds some problems, but I have to pay for it to actually get rid of them.
Back to the window: When I close the window the comp kind of relogs on, and the window comes back. None of this happens to other profiles though.
Sounds like some kind of advertising virus. It's been a long time since I've fought one of those, but here's what I did to get rid of one on a work computer...

First, find out where it lives...open up Task Manager (Control-Alt-Delete) and find it in the Processes tab. Right click on it and select Open File Location.
Once you've found its home, try to delete it. This might not work because the application is running. If so, change the file extension from .exe (or whatever it is) to .txt
Now you can delete it.
If it still won't go open the virus in Notepad and sabotage it...just type some gibberish in and it'll ruin the code. Now you can close Notepad and delete the offending file.

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Re: The 'Ask a Question' Thread

Post by Whatface on Thu 21 Oct 2010 - 5:44

@Totoum wrote:
@Whatface wrote:Does anyone know the source of this GIF?



here you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shyness_Machine_Girl ?

Saw the original in theatres and had a blast Very Happy , didn't like this one as much though
Omg. It's another Machine Girl movie?? Now this I gotta see. Thanks.

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