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  1. 9 points
    Did Troi always have low-cut dresses? Always? Maybe I didn't pick it up last time, being seven.
  2. 4 points

    Random Thoughts Thread

    I miss TeamXbox sometimes. But, I was young then...
  3. 4 points
    http://crunchbang.org/ This is just one more Linux distro I would toss out a recommendation for, but only for people with moderate Linux experience. In a technical sense it may slightly edge out MEPIS in performance and it is also a great "Out of the Box" OS for running Wifi and having PlashPlayer for YouTube preinstalled. It does not come with a word processor, but it has pre-made scripts you select to grab AbiWord or Libre Office. Also, it comes with the Iceweasel web browser but has similar scripts to make it easy to grab Chromium or Opera. In the same spot is a menu selection to change your default web browser. Now for the major difference which is the desktop where Crunch Bang goes in the opposite direction of MEPIS. While MEPIS offers the nice KDE Windows manager, Crunch Bang uses the barren minimalist OpenBox Window Manager. There is no task bar or start button. It does not even allow for desktop Icons unless you change setting or install a different File Manager. If you're a person who loathes seeing cluttered desktops this might appeal to you. On the other hand I think it might freakout typical Windows users who will be used to going for their Start Button. Oddly enough, Crunch Bang's desktop is faster to navigate IMO. It has a display on the desktop called Conky that lists memory and CPU stats and also Hot-Keys for bringing up the standard applications like the WebBrowser, Terminal, or File Browser. Otherwise, there is a menu you can access by right clicking anywhere on the desktop. Aside from that, if you think the default look is to blah you can tweak the window appears and still slap on a wallpaper. I still like MEPIS for my Laptop. I'm 50/50 on it regarding my Netbook because Crunch Bang's OpenBox naturally uses the least amount of screen real estate. I am using Crunch Bang on an old Desktop to save on resources while running Virtual Machines. I guess I'd wrap up by saying that Ubuntu and MINT seem to be the most well known or visible alternative Linux OSes, but I think both of these Debian Stable based Linux systems are definitely worth a look. I do think distros following Debian should be more thoroughly tested.
  4. 3 points

    Just wanted to say Hi.

  5. 3 points

    zomg teh banz!

    I r dirty whorebag and my mommy likes anal gangbangs lawlz
  6. 2 points

    How Do you guys feel about Google Fiber.

    Don't care how, I want it now. #VarucaSalt
  7. 2 points
    About halfway through an Associates program and finding this college experience to be kind of surreal. Windows 7 Config is incredibly dull and forces you do log into a server remotely for the projects and deal with the lag. Tomorrow, I have Networking which is okay I guess but I don't know how I'm going to remember half of it. I guess what mystifies me is..... I want to be working on the freakin computers. Let me learn about networking by setting up a network or configuring a router, not just reading about it or looking at pictures. No wonder employers want experienced people instead of fresh eager grads with their degrees. I guess I'm just curious if anyone else has tried college and found all the classes to be Book Theory and Power Point slides. I mean right now I would feel embarrassed to ask anyone for a computer job and I hope I don't still feel that way when I finish this program. I'm thinking of upgrading my thermos coffee mug from 16 oz. to a 32 oz.
  8. 2 points
    Forget the Transformers and forget Godzilla. Del Toro is producing a new original Kaiju monster style movie.
  9. 1 point
    The bigger, the better!
  10. 1 point
    Well, these smaller sites would be stuff like pictures or comics, not quite articles.Having a "master forum" for all these sites is something that's been batted around, but without a connection between the articles/images and the main forum, it's hard to say what traffic on the forums will do. You could always do a hybrid Drupal setup where the PHPbb element is the main forum and Drupal manages the individual sites' content with thread-linking. I haven't ever tried actually doing a multi-site Drupal but it feels like it's possible, lol.
  11. 1 point

    The Future Of These Forums - Please Read

    Well, these smaller sites would be stuff like pictures or comics, not quite articles. Having a "master forum" for all these sites is something that's been batted around, but without a connection between the articles/images and the main forum, it's hard to say what traffic on the forums will do.
  12. 1 point
    I'm wondering if there are free alternatives to Vbulletin that are better than Vanilla. I don't know how hard it would be to work with some of them like PHPBB? I mean if you're willing to have a stand-alone forum maybe you could have more options than Vanilla but still save money. I wonder if this could be an opportunity to go in another direction. Many people at WCG are rather pissed at vBulletin actually.
  13. 1 point

    The Future Of These Forums - Please Read

    It's a big move and disconnected from the articles and with a smaller site, it's hard to justify.
  14. 1 point
    I don't know what to really say about all of it, but I don't like the facebook idea because I won't be able to access it at work.
  15. 1 point
    It's difficult to say really. I enjoy coming here and really like the fact that there is some meaningful content to read and comment on (although I am generally an OTLer - old habits die hard I guess). If I'm going to be honest with you guys, as a vBulletin forum I could see the place becoming another Gamertype. Without content to drive it, it might become a bit redundant as there aren't many consistent posters here. I just don't think it would work. As for Facebook, I too don't like it these days, but if it allows a system of commenting on content then I may use it a bit. However, it seems that with Facebook you can't build up a community and really get to know people because they don't have accounts/avatars etc. and I guess that's one of the reasons I like forums. Those are my thoughts for what they're worth.
  16. 1 point

    The Future Of These Forums - Please Read

    What Time Warner merger? Thing is, Facebook wouldn't be replacing the forum system, but for comments it's worked out incredibly well. In fact, the only reason why we switched away from Facebook Comments is because they didn't have a forum system. Some of our best commentary came from when we were on Facebook.
  17. 1 point
    I would definitely take a vBulletin forum over Facebook-managed conversation threads. Facebook is not a mature means of communication. Great for linking and tracking and sharing article comments; but otherwise not really a great way for expansive, meaningful communication. I like Vanilla and all because it's is clear, but not oversimplified, communication organization. I had hoped the Time Warner merger would have funneled some more traffic across here, but I have noticed a lack of new users that aren't spammers or SoO.
  18. 1 point

    The Future Of These Forums - Please Read

    I've definitely appreciated having SOO on-board and am glad we've been able to keep you guys around. You've also been the vast majority of our forum traffic, but being hidden away and with not nearly as much bleedover as I would've liked, the rest of this place looks like a ghost town, which was never intended to happen, but that's the way it's been in the year since we brought this thing up. We have a lot of military folks in here and, yeah, I understand vacancies. Thanks for sticking around :)
  19. 1 point
    @N, I for one won't migrate to Facebook. I don't use it. I used to, still have my account somewhere, but haven't logged in because I don't like what Facebook's become. I'm not super active in online discussion worlds, I'm here because I got in with Sons of Odin and this is where they hang their hats so this is where I 'chill' for my very limited forum time. I do really enjoy the articles you guys post, but I haven't had downtime at work since I've been on leave following surgery and only recently went back. I'd hate to see this board go, I really do enjoy them, the discussions, and the people (even if it's only because I lurk more than I comment), but you guys have gotta do what you guys have gotta do.
  20. 1 point

    How Do you guys feel about Google Fiber.

    I live in KS, #swaglife
  21. 1 point

    "Pew Pew Pew Star Wars!"

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    Well, we're gonna make the announcement tomorrow, but I want to get you guys involved right here and now. Cody and I are launching a Kickstarter next week to make a comic called MANEATER: The Fall of Mankind. It's an 80s-themed sci-fi neo-noir. You can see a draft of our pitch here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/npfeifer/117286343?token=540c1ba4 Let me know what you think of the project/the rewards/etc. Are they cool/do they suck, etc. Keep in mind that we're not done with the pitch yet, obviously. If you're on the Facebooks, you can Like the project here: http://www.facebook.com/maneatercomic
  24. 1 point

    ODIN vs zergling

    A video explanation of what I was vs what I've become, thanks to ODIN. Don't be this guy.
  25. 1 point
    Story in a nutshell: A IRS contractor abused the disability system to gain government contracts for his company (which he started and is CEO) and the representative shames him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBRXfPaoUXQ