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by Snortimer
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:43
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Star Control 2 (Ur-Quan Masters) HD version
Replies: 11
Views: 7828

Star Control 2 (Ur-Quan Masters) HD version

One of my other favourite old games, Star Control 2, has recently been remade in high-definition by fans. The alpha release is now out . It has a few small bugs, but it's definitely playable. Overly-dramatic trailer is here . I spent the past few days playing this and it's pretty neat (I'm Niffiwan ...
by Snortimer
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:03
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Why does Keen do what he does?
Replies: 18
Views: 8646

He does, it's called life. It's currently incurable. Sure it is, Keen can live forever if he can figure out a way to turn himself into cancer . He would then be known as... CancerKeen! or Commander Cancer! His grotesque body would grow larger and larger until its pulsating lecherous mass covered th...
by Snortimer
Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:07
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Why does Keen do what he does?
Replies: 18
Views: 8646

To test out his enormous Commander Keen Mecha suit! (ever wondered why Keen looks so huge on the world maps and can walk across an entire planet in just seconds?)
by Snortimer
Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:54
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Eventual smartphone/desktop merge
Replies: 103
Views: 40205

Wait... you can infect mice, keyboards and monitors with viruses? Seriously? How is that even possible? Was its design contracted out to the art department? For the record, the institution in question is Toronto's York University. So probably yes. I know at least the architecture here is full of bui...
by Snortimer
Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:08
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Eventual smartphone/desktop merge
Replies: 103
Views: 40205

I watched about half of the video. My opinion on all this is that I would be very happy to have a powerful PC that fits in my pocket that can be connected to a larger screen and keyboard when needed. I think that eventually, places like university libraries are just going to have keyboards and scree...
by Snortimer
Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:54
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What political stance are you?
Replies: 8
Views: 3552

As I explained in this post , I think these can also be explained like this: I believe in more government on fiscal issues, but not social. = I like rule by majority and decentralized control I believe in more government on social issues, but not fiscal. = I like rule by dollar and centralized contr...
by Snortimer
Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:47
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Your Political Compass
Replies: 17
Views: 7014

I've seen this chart before and never agreed with it. I see politics broken down into 2 categories, social and fiscal issues. Then you just decide how much you want the government involved in those areas. ...which is exactly what this site does, it's why they have two axes to represent the two cate...
by Snortimer
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:58
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Your Political Compass
Replies: 17
Views: 7014

Some of the questions there are just too simplistic for me, I can't choose any answer to them. For example: "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." - uh... sometimes? As in, it strongly depends on who we're talking about? "I'd always support my country, whether it was right or wrong." - right and wron...
by Snortimer
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:19
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Elections Topic
Replies: 91
Views: 25004

A little late, but I side with Romney. Interesting website. I got 96% for Jill Stein , myself. And 82% for Obama, but that seems too high to me because some of what that site considers "similar answers" I'd consider to be quite different. Also, many of Obama's stated policy positions that the test ...
by Snortimer
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:00
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Elections Topic
Replies: 91
Views: 25004

I wish we had preferential voting in Canada, too. Our system allows a party to win a majority with just under 40% of the vote, which was fine when it was the centrist Liberal Party that was winning, not so much when the most rightwing party we have is winning and over 60% of the population prefers a...
by Snortimer
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:19
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Elections Topic
Replies: 91
Views: 25004

It's strange to me this...in most of the world Red is the color associated with left-wing, even revolutionary or communist ideology. Not so in the United States for whatever reason. Not sure about why that is. Could it be because the neo-Con movement was started by former Trotskyites and this is th...
by Snortimer
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:20
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Obama Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 11128

Yeah... considering some of the scumbags that control the Dow, it might even be a positive indication. If they're worried - good! (though I don't know why, Obama has taken very good care of them) One thing I've noticed about Obama is that his general demeanor has gotten more arrogant and cocky over ...
by Snortimer
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:30
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Close Encounters
Replies: 25
Views: 10039

lemm wrote:Are you sure it wasn't just a Shikadi Master chasing after you?
Maybe hiding in the arcade shop. ;)
The actual energy ball didn't seem that big, maybe the size of a cupped hand.
by Snortimer
Tue Nov 06, 2012 16:11
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen forum archives from 2001
Replies: 37
Views: 18118

Ok, here's one of the first, from early 1999. It's actually three emails in one. First a foreword, then a copy of the email that he had sent to everyone else (but forgot to send to me) then a copy of the email that his supposed friend from Canada had sent him (but was probably just him, this is the ...
by Snortimer
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:40
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Elections Topic
Replies: 91
Views: 25004

Speaking of Cracked, I really like their satirical campaign ad for "the most electable presidential candidate ever":
http://www.cracked.com/video_18490_a-ca ... -ever.html

That's someone I could vote for, if I lived in the US. :)