whistlebottom's forum posts

#1 Posted by whistlebottom (194 posts) -

@laserbolts: I logged on to suggest you build one and check out Tested's vids of how to do so, but looks like everyone seems to have already done that. What I can add is that building a computer isn't that terrifying. Don't force anything, don't rush, and you'll be ok. Again, I watched the video of Tested building Jeff's computer twice, and then once more as I was building mine myself. It's even kind of fun.

#2 Posted by whistlebottom (194 posts) -

@GunnBjorn said:

No, none. Because I've never dated. Now age 35. How pathetic is that...?

If you're being sincere, it's not pathetic at all. I had one girlfriend at age 24 for 5 months, and while I enjoyed her, I broke up with her because I'm happier being single.

#3 Posted by whistlebottom (194 posts) -

If the memories are predominately positive, keeping a single item of that relationship is ok. If the memories are negative, burn it all.

#4 Posted by whistlebottom (194 posts) -

@Contrarian said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

@Contrarian said:

A gay Christian or a straight Atheist (leaving out a Scientologist or heaven forbid, an actual Muslim).

What does that mean?

Sarcasm ..... that Americans are generally too bigoted and fearful (irrationally) of anything Muslim. I hope you didn't take that as an insult to Islam? It is the very opposite. It would take a very soft, ultra moderate Muslim to even get started.

I remember hearing on "On the Media" a few months ago that Americans would actually favor a Muslim candidate over an atheist one- though I do agree it would have to be a Muslim moderate about his religion. I imagine this is because religious people feel that if your made-up morality doesn't have some imaginary being behind it, you'd be more willing to do terrible things. That being said, as an American non-theist, I always feel extremely uncomfortable that the leaders I'm selecting between all believe that there's some unseen man telling them what's good and evil. But oh well, being a minority in America has always been tough.

#5 Posted by whistlebottom (194 posts) -

I wouldn't say time is a limitation on film, as most films are 2 hours long out of choice rather than necessity. But I'm nitpicking, on the real issue.

I completely agree that the emulation of film doesn't play to the strengths of video games (i.e. interactive vs. participatory) and I actually think that conventional ideas of narrative (a series of unbroken events and character developments that are created before consumption) always feel forced in videogames. A collage narrative though, made up of landscapes and artifacts as in Bioshock, Fallout 3, and Zelda, is a great fit for the medium.

I had a thought thread here, but I completely lost it. In short, there are a lot of limitations, but to define something by privation takes longer than defining something by it's... er.... not-privation. What's the word I'm looking for here?

#6 Posted by whistlebottom (194 posts) -

@Butler said:

I always wanted to make Roman styled fraternity to crush the Greek life on campus.

I've been considering going back for another degree- now I know I must return.

#7 Posted by whistlebottom (194 posts) -

@PainGod89: There's no good way to "keep up" with something as broad as music. My question to you is what do you like? Most people say "I like all types of music" but wouldn't want to listen to Finnish death metal. If you know what you like but don't want to spend a lot of time combing through bandcamp and myspace for new music, find bloggers whose tastes align with yours, as they love doing it.

So, again, help us help you- what kind of music do you actually like. The more specific, the better.

#8 Posted by whistlebottom (194 posts) -

Well done, sir. Well done.

#9 Posted by whistlebottom (194 posts) -

Howdy-do, Stalker?!

#10 Posted by whistlebottom (194 posts) -

"Stranger in a Strange Land". Grok that shit.