• DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic Metric system is dumb, and here is why (Rant) on the Off-Topic board.

    @gkhan: This is all true and I was being overly hyperbolic. However, as a Bio Anthropology major, I subscribe to the hypothesis that our selection of ten as a standardized quantity is based on our ab...

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic Please help on the Off-Topic board.

    Just remember that it's okay to not be okay. Any advice given in your particular situation is moot, as no one knows what you're feeling or going through. The most important thing is to not feel bad ab...

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic Have you ever Pirated a Video Game? on the General Discussion board.

    I am torn on whether or not MAME constitutes pirating. By strict definition it does, but it seems more like going to a museum and taking a picture of the Mona Lisa, then printing it out and building ...

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic Metric system is dumb, and here is why (Rant) on the Off-Topic board.

    Just chiming in to say that a base ten system is not arbitrary, and has been used and modified for (likely) two hundred thousand years.

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic Great But Bad Sci-Fi Films on the Off-Topic board.

    Johnny Mnemonic.

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic Teacher tenure ruled unconstitutional, thoughts? on the Off-Topic board.

    @lawgamer: Yeah, I meant his thread title stating that tenure itself was unconstitutional. I can also tell you that, in Illinois at least, you are correct - public school teachers are considered to b...

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic I have to move and landlord is threatening to sue on the Off-Topic board.

    As someone who lives in Chicago and has rented many a shitty unit here, at the very least be assured that the City of Chicago does not fuck around with landlords, contract be damned. They always side...

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic 1 dead at university shooting, gunman tackled by students on the Off-Topic board.

    @fredchuckdave said: @hunkulese: Well you should be decrying this guy for his lack of courage or something then. Of course it's possible to sneak up on people; but ultimately if you can just get to ...

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic Have you bought an arcade cabinet? I want to hear from you. on the General Discussion board.

    Building a MAME cabinet is surprisingly easy. Get an Ipac to handle routing your buttons and joystick and you're good to go. Pick and choose your buttons and switches here. Get sympatico with a solde...

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic My Absence (Or: Adult Life and The Death of Video Games). on the Off-Topic board.

    Man, wait till you have a kid. The only game I've really played in the past ten months is Peggle, and only because my daughter likes to sit on my lap and stare at the screen. She also claps when I be...

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic GTX660ti SLi w/ GTX660 on the PC board.

    Not possible. They are misleadingly named and quite different cards.

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic Feedback on my short film? on the Off-Topic board.

    @dr_nefarious said: @detectivespecial said: Can I get some technical details? What did you shoot it on, record the audio on, and edit it with?Camera - Canon EOS 5D Mark IIIAudio - A Tascam Recorder (...

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic Feedback on my short film? on the Off-Topic board.

    Can I get some technical details? What did you shoot it on, record the audio on, and edit it with?

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic Duder Geolocation Project on the Off-Topic board.

    Chicago, Illinois, USA

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic About evolution and gender roles (in nature) on the Off-Topic board.

    There is a lot of popular rhetoric about evolution being the idea of "survival of the fittest" - this is the first thing they beat out of your mind when you study evolutionary biology. Evolution is b...

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic How do you find good books? on the Off-Topic board.

    @oldirtybearon said:@shagge said:Short story collections are my go-to when I don't want to take chances on an author I don't know. Especially as a horror fan, since there are approximately 10,000,059 ...

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic Mondo Releasing the Jurassic Park Soundtrack on the Off-Topic board.

    Welp, gonna bookmark the shit out of that page and try to get one of the limited editions. Thanks for the heads up. I knew I bought a record player for a reason.

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message on the post Nintendo's Not Holding Another E3 Press Conference, But....

    I really wish I found Mega 64 as funny as most people seem to.

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic Trying to Educate Myself on Creationism and Evolution on the Off-Topic board.

    Alright, let me preface this with what sounds like an arrogant statement - I have a BS in Biological Anthropology, specifically Paleoanthropology, which demands a strong background in evolutionary bi...

  • DetectiveSpecial posted a message in the forum topic Trying to Educate Myself on Creationism and Evolution on the Off-Topic board.

    @sargus: To posit that female Homo sapiens were created from the rib of male Homo sapiens is not compatible with evolution. To posit that Noah lived over five hundred years is not compatible with evo...