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4:00 PM
Hey, welcome, @Kotsu!
@ArdaXi Sorry, couldn't hear you over the sound of my ignore button.
Nice job on that Recettear question, by the by.
welcome @Kotsu.
@Wipqozn I mean ignore him for the entire room.
@Kotsu You can't begin to understand how much you're going to regret coming here. :(
4:00 PM
@badp Atom Zombie Smasher is awesome, if a bit difficult.
Thanks, your addendum was appreciated.
@Wipqozn Liar.
@Kotsu Just ignore @Mana. We all do.
@ArdaXi This. If you were cool, you would do it.
@Mana Guess we'll see :P.
4:01 PM
You want to be cool, don't you @Kotsu?
I suppose I do.
@ArdaXi I don't know what that means.
@Wipqozn Basically, add one user to all the ignore lists of all people in the room.
We could call it "shunning"
:( That sounds kind of cruel actually.
@GraceNote oh, okay. It sounded to me like a duration. Like "Can we ignore him for the entire trip"
4:03 PM
That'd be suspending.
I could be making all sorts of awesome jokes and it would be all crickets
For example, I'll now suspend one person completely at random. bans @Arda for 9,999,999 hours
even though if you guys weren't ignoring me there would be laaaaaaaaughs and laaaaaaaughs
@Manaಠдಠ That'd why you don't do things that make people shun you.
@Manaಠдಠ I fail to see the difference
4:04 PM
oh wait, awesome jokes
@Thomas ooh...:(
@Manaಠдಠ and laughs. ooooh boy.
Can we hell-ban?
@badp and laugh and cry and laugh and cry and laugh and cry and laugh about it aaaaaaall
@ArdaXi Everything is possible, just piss off balpha enough.
4:05 PM
@mana ping me please.
@Wipqozn no.
@Wipqozn ping
and could someone tells me when he pings me...lol I'm testing something.
I pinged you.
4:05 PM
@Manaಠдಠ Someday we'll look back on this and laugh. And laugh. And laugh.
Well here we are again. It's always such a pleasure. Remember when @Mana tried to be funny? Oh how we laughed and laughed. Except we weren't laughing. Under the circumstances we've been shockingly nice.
@Powerlord Remember Gurgu Volcano?
hm okay. Thanks. I was wondering if I would be alerted of any pings made by you when I had you ignored, after I stopped ignoring you. For the record I wasn't.
:( You know, ever since I self-nominated for mod, it feels like more and more jokes have been popping up at my expense
@ArdaXi That joke is so overdone.
@Manaಠдಠ Well, we need to make sure you can take abuse.
4:07 PM
@Manaಠдಠ Remind you of something?
@Arda Oh. Oh, yes. Yes it does. WHOOPS.
@Manaಠдಠ My withdrawal probably made it even worse, somehow. :D
@ArdaXi you're going to make a terrible non-mod
:( Let's not talk about your withdrawal, please.
@Manaಠдಠ Why do you care?
4:09 PM
@Manaಠдಠ That happened to me, too
@ArdaXi because yesterday you made a deal of not wanting to talk about it?
@ThomasMcDonald I was asking @Mana.
@Arda Care about what? The fact that you withdrew? I thought you would have made a good mod.
@Manaಠдಠ I wouldn't've.
You can say that but it doesn't change how I think.
4:12 PM
@Manaಠдಠ I can change how you think but I won't do it.
Thank you.
Well... I might, somewhere around two weeks from now. Not sure yet.
I see. I know why. But I don't really know why. And that's frustrating.
Anyways, we need a topic change.
Hey guys, remember the time I tried to change the topic?
4:14 PM
@Manaಠдಠ Get on Steam and I'll explain.
That was so awesome.
@Wipqozn When was that?
@ArdaXi You know, it was that time, and I changed the topic.
It was awesome and everything.
I think you accidentally a word.
@Mana You have TF2 yet?
4:15 PM
@Thomas Soon! I'm switching to DSL internet on Monday.
@Manaಠдಠ yay!
So hopefully that'll give me a connection that can 1. download it faster than a snail and 2. actually be able to handle it
Actually, listening to this now, fairly enjoyable. Metroid Remix album, in honour of the 25th anniversary.
wait @badp, how did you capture another territory in azs?
Everyone has Steam and has secret conversations that I can't be a part of.
4:17 PM
In your screenshot you have 'control' of two territories
I should invent my own communication system.
@GraceNote :(
@GraceNote You should. Call it Grace Notes.
Also yeah, I must have wasted lots of months on trying to clear level 4's out.
@Wipqozn I might have problems doing that, what with there being a company called Gracenote and all.
4:18 PM
@GraceNote But it's the plural!!!11!!
@GraceNote Grace Notes* not Gracenote.
@ThomasMcDonald a space too!
@ThomasMcDonald That ain't gonna work too well in the long run.
@GraceNote Long run? This isn't Vegas.
@Wipqozn pretty album cover.
@Wipqozn That...
4:20 PM
@Kotsu Yeah it is. It's an excellent album. They uploaded a few of the songs to OC ReMix, which is how I found out about it.
Ah, OCR is good stuff.
Yeah, most of the music I listen to is from there. I listen almost exclusively to OCR music and classical.
The below is a notable exception
Mr. B is also awesome
@Kotsu nice song.
@Manaಠдಠ oh, nifty. I didn't get the ping in here, but It showed up in my drop down message alert box thing-a-ma-bob
I should probably listen to more OCR but I'm afraid it'd end up swallowing the rest of my music playlist like an insane macrophage.
@FallenAngelEyes What do you normally listen to?
4:30 PM
@FallenAngelEyes My word, that sure does sound like a lot of work. I would need to make an account and everything.
Well you should, so we can stalk your music taste and mock you for it.
I mean, uh... celebrate our individuality. That's it.
I really should get into Last.fm
but to answer your question, a lot of symphonic metal and various types of electronica
So that's what @Mana looks like.
and rock
also been getting more into punk/hardcore a little the past year
Also I absolutely suck at music genres so I just parrot what wikipedia says the bands I listen to are in
4:33 PM
I see I see.
@FallenAngelEyes yeah most genres are not that different
I'm not one of those people who is like "HOW DARE YOU CALL THAT BLACK METAL IT'S GOTHIC METAL"
And in like 50 years, they're all gonna call it "oldies" anyway
but yeah, most of the last 8 years or so has been a lot of symphonic metal
@FallenAngelEyes l o l probably
Q: Can the Protoss Mothership Mass Recall Allies' units?

SampleJACKIf so, there's a wicked opportunity in 4v4 to mothership rush to an enemies base and recall 400 units into his base!!!

Q: Why is the LeadTek GTX580 so cheap?

Abhishekok, so this might not be the right place, but I didn't see any dedicated computer hardware section within Stack Exchange... The closest I came to was 'Electronics', but for some reason this feels more at home... Anyways, I'm curious, why is the LeadTek GTX580 so darn cheap? I mean, the price dif...

I've listened to some metal and rock, and I do still enjoy classic rock quite a bit. Freebird, Iron Man, House of the Rising sun, et cetera. However I rarely listen to it.
Actually, I do listen to it in the car, but that's because I'm too lazy to install my CD player from my old car into my new.
I was thinking I should get a real Gravatar in honor of the elections, but I really have no idea what to make it. I'm just not creative like that.
4:36 PM
@Wipqozn That's all awesome driving music, so
@Wipqozn That is what I look like!
70's classic rock is one of my faves genres to drive to
I knew Two Tribes were the ones who made EDGE.
@bwarner Pick a game you like and work from there. That's what I did
@bwarner Take a picture of your current gravatar, the default one, and then use that.
4:37 PM
@Wipqozn lmao
@Manaಠдಠ You actually look like someone I know, although I can't recall who.
but yeah @Wipqozn I actually don't listen to music every day really, unlike some
I think this is partially because I game uh... a lot
And I like to A-be able to hear sound effects for stuff like MMO's and B-enjoy the atmosphere for single player games
@FallenAngelEyes I listen to it nearly every day. I listen to it at work all day, and depending on what I'm doing on my computer I'll listen to music.
Yeah, thing is when I'm sitting here at the pc, most of the time I am gaming :x
And gaming music is important to me and partially I feel like I owe it to the composers to at least listen on the first playthrough
Maybe something like this?
4:39 PM
and some games' music I just enjoy so much I like to listen to it over conventional music
I'm a huge fan of Jeremy Soule
@FallenAngelEyes Depending on the game I listen to music. MInecraft is an example. But like you, I normally prefer listening to the sound effects and in-game music.
Yeah, I tend to listen to my own stuff more often in Terraria or Minecraft
in Terraria, I often watch videos in my other monitor if I'm just building
so I bought EYE: Divine Cybermancy to play with my friends but there's a co-op bug which can reset your character to 1 so I'm paranoid to play now :(
But fave game composers for me would probably be... Uematsu just because he's so classic, Jeremy Soule, Yoko Shimomura... hrm...
Are we going to do the Q&A for mod candidates like we did last time? I forget at which step that came.
@bwarner Yes. Primaries.
@bwarner That works well
Except that we don't have primaries yet, right? We'd need 2 more candidates.
4:43 PM
Yuki Kajiura has done videogames but I fell in love with her stuff from the Noir OST
@FallenAngelEyes She made games?
you mean music for games?
@bwarner yeah we do. The other day it sounded like Oak might apply, but I also heard him saying the opposite the other day so I don't know. Other then oak, not sure who else might apply.
@Mvy music for games.
@Mvy She did Xenosaga II and III iirc
the soundtracks I mean
4:45 PM
@GraceNote I was gone, but yeah, the Volcano from Final Fantasy 1?
@Powerlord It was a check to see if you were an 8-Bit Theater fan.
> Apparently cancer has been cured, by injecting people with HIV.
@FallenAngelEyes When you first said that, for some reason I thought you were talking about NOiSE
But for Western composers, Jeremy Soule is definitely my favorite
Oh yay, a cure for cancer... that's arguably worse than cancer is.
4:47 PM
@Powerlord I heard about that
@Wipqozn Nope, this
@Powerlord Does it really cure you, or just kill you before the cancer does?
@GraceNote Not so much, no.
Ah well. Worth a shot though.
WTH? Who signs up for a study like that?
@FallenAngelEyes yeah I find it already. I've never watched a girls-with-guns anime. Genre never interested me.
4:48 PM
Metroid turns 25 this year.
Good thing I'm playing through all the Metroid games I own again!
@Wipqozn It's the only one I've really seen, one of the first anime I watched in full. The soundtrack is amazing and I really enjoyed the story.
@Powerlord Have you listened to Harmony of a Hunter yet?
@Wipqozn Nope.
... Minecon? Really?
@FallenAngelEyes If you're into anime, I highly suggest Mushi-Shi.
4:51 PM
What's it about?
"using a harmless version of the HIV virus combined with genetically modified white blood cells as a new way to fight cancer" OK, I guess that is a bit more reasonable. Still a bit of a leap of faith, but I guess if your cancer is bad enough, why not?
I need to catch up on anime but I can't really watch anime well in a second monitor while gaming :(
I'm tempted to buy a 3DS today, as apparently retailers are marking down the price, plus it's the last day to sign up for the Ambassador program.
Not that I need one.
@KevinY Your gravatar is... colorfully adorable
Meh, the Ambassador program isn't worth it.
4:57 PM
@FallenAngelEyes :)
@Wipqozn What's Mushi-Shi aboooout? :D
Q: Placeholder text in search box is black instead of white

Kevin YIt appears the "search" placeholder text in the search boxes (on both the main site and meta) are black instead of white, making them hard to read. However, when you begin to type a search, the text turns white, like it should.

@FallenAngelEyes sorry, was afk. I'll be afk again in a moment as well
GJ CNBC editors.
5:21 PM
> To use the article's lingo, bringing Angry Birds to an E3 convention is akin to bringing a salmon to a knife fight.
Q: In Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is there any way to return to the home world?

EvilPettingZu42I'm attempting 100% completion and it looks like I missed a piece of artwork on the home world. Is there any way to return to the home world to collect it? If not, does the game have any new game plus type functionality to allow me to carry anything over between plays?

Frozen Synapse is 50% off.
:1598561 It's actually a really difficult anime to describe. The key component is their is no over-arching story line, and only one main character, Ginko. In fact there are only four other characters that actually appear in more then one chapter (one other in the case of the anime).
The creator likes to describe it as meeting people.
Wikipedia describes it as so:
> The story features ubiquitous creatures called Mushi that often display supernatural powers. Mushi are described as beings in touch with the essence of life, far more basic and pure than normal living things. Due to their ethereal nature most humans are incapable of perceiving Mushi and are oblivious to their existence, but there are a few who possess the ability to see and interact with Mushi.
> One such person is Ginko (ギンコ?), the main character of the series. He employs himself as a Mushi master (蟲師 mushi-shi?), traveling from place to place to research Mushi and aid people suffering from problems caused by them. The series is an episodic anthology in which the only common elements among episodes are Ginko and the various types of Mushi. There is no over-arching plotline.
Huh, funky. I tend to prefer stuff with overarching plotlines though I have indulged in the occasional monster-of-the-day fare.
That's the basic premise of the show, but it really doesn't give you an idea of the feel of the show.
@FallenAngelEyes Monster-of-the-day is not at all what the show is like.
The mushi are just used as devices for exploring the characters.
They are not monster, by any stretch of the imagination. The focus of the show is the people, not the mushi.
It's honestly just easier to watch a few episodes first, because it's a really unique anime, and I don't even know what genre you could place it under.
I've never watched or read anything else like it to be honest.
5:34 PM
Thanks, I'll check it out. I like weird stuff.
Hi guys. What's up?
Boogiepop Phantom was an odd one.
@FallenAngelEyes Me too, but I really hate "endless" anime (or ones that are just really long).
@John Being handsome, mostly. You?
@Powerlord cough inuyasha, dragonball z, naruto, one piece, bleach cough
Just to name a few (lol et cetera)
@Powerlord Yeah, my b/f has seen all of One Piece x-X
5:36 PM
@wip chatting from a phone. Please forgive me if autocorrect insults you.
@John of course.
@Wipqozn I avoided One Piece and Naruto for that reason alone. I've seen a few episodes of Bleach and Inuyasha, but never watched through them, again for the same reason.
@FallenAngelEyes could never get into the series. Actually I do read naruto and bleach, but that's because I started watching them ages ago and am just reading it... because. It takes all of 30 seconds to read through the chapters, so not like I'm wasting time.
@Powerlord yeah I made the mistake of enjoying them a couple years ago.
I'm having doubts that I'll finish Ranma 1/2, and that one I've seen several seasons of.
I still enjoy some of the earlier episodes of Naruto, but now it is just so terrible. ALthough I do enjoy watching the people who think it's the next Hamlet
5:38 PM
I have all of Rurouni Kenshin but haven't started on that either because of length
Yeah those type of animes lure you in, then they keep you by never ending.
I wish I could find some more horror anime I like
I really enjoyed Pet Shop of Horrors, but it was very short. Very mindfucky and bizarre and dark though and I like that.
Horror anime? That sounds......interesting.
> In other news, we found a problem that would cause the game server to kick everybody off with a steam authentication / VAC warning. I know that this has been one of the more gluteoalgic bugs. Hopefully this instance is the only instance of that problem. The bug was in the steam backend, and it may happen one more time at the next prop.
From Valve. Consider it a warning to TF2 players.
Wow, Steam pricing sucks.
5:40 PM
@ArdaXi Agreed.
@FallenAngelEyes I prefer shorter animes myself, since they usually have a well written story. Concise being one of the key features.
@ArdaXi Depends on your region, as you've pointed out in the past
Frozen Synapse: US - $12,50; EU - €11,50
$12,50 = €8,75
@ArdaXi Oh, yes, you're in one of those craaaaazy countries where steam doesn't convert prices correctly for you.
I swear, my job is a practical joke being played on me sometimes.
5:41 PM
@Wipqozn It doesn't convert.
@LessPop_MoreFizz You... weren't supposed to figure that out.
(Boss just called me and asked me to drive to LA. Immediately.)
(I'm in NYC).
How long of a drive?
@LessPop_MoreFizz Whaaaaaat
5:42 PM
@Wipqozn Thats a shade under 3000 miles.
So... do you have to? Seriously?
@LessPop_MoreFizz well shit
Does your boss seriously expect you to do this?
That's ridiculous. Why not take a plane if it's "immediate"?!
@FallenAngelEyes I don't 'have to' in the sense that I won't lose my job for saying no.
@FallenAngelEyes It's because the reason I'm driving is to move a company car that is over here out to there.
I'd fly home.
5:43 PM
@LessPop_MoreFizz That still blows.
That'd better be like a Company Humvee or something.
Don't they have interns for that?
Wow the mobile version updates slow.
Or are YOU the intern? In which case my joke may seem less funny, and more dickish (which it was).
5:44 PM
Well... if they're paying for gas... and hotel...
@FallenAngelEyes Still one long ass drive. I hate long drives.
and mental institution costs...
I can't imagine taking a 3000 mile trip.
@Wipqozn I love long drives actually.
And not just because I can't recall the conversion rate of miles to km
5:45 PM
Roll your windows down on a summer day and blast some good music.
With a laptop, long drives are awesome!
Wow, 4300km.
@LessPopMoreFizz So are you going to do it?
Well, the thing is, 3000 miles even on a 70-mph interstate is a 42.85 hour drive.
I really would hope that they don't expect him not to fucking sleep.
@GraceNote It's one of these:
5:45 PM
That's more hours than I work in a week
Because that'd be just downright irresponsible.
They don't expect me to not sleep. I'd get lots of sweet beautiful OT for doing it.
What's the thing on the roof?
@John 16 cameras, LIDAR, an inertial motion sensor, and some other gadgetry
@LessPop_MoreFizz I see a distinct lack of both it being a Humvee, and any form of artillery to compensate for it not being a Humvee.
5:46 PM
@John He works for a GIS company.
@LessPop_MoreFizz Well... if you don't have other appointments or a significant other or family members to piss off...
@FallenAngelEyes He could also take family members with him and make it a trip.
@Wipqozn Dunno if they'd approve of that for business
Stop correcting your sentence and pinging me waughs
But, seriously, it's a Thursday afternoon. You'd essentially lose your entire weekend if you drive 3 18-hour days.
@FallenAngelEyes I wonder how many times I can ping you... 5
OK, I'll stop now.
@Powerlord Why would you stop pinging? Pinging is fun to do.
5:49 PM
@Powerlord wouldn't do 3x18. I would lose my whole weekend, because I'd probably do 4x12 or 5x10. But then, I haven't worked since Saturday because the car we use to do work out here in NY is down for major repairs and has been for weeks.
kills @Powerlord with fire
also it didn't ping me every time, it did it 4x
So... I've kind of had my weekend.
@FallenAngelEyes I only edited it 4 times, though.
@LessPop_MoreFizz Well, if you decide to go, good luck and drive safe.
@FallenAngelEyes Yeah, probably will, but probably on the condition that I can leave tomorrow.
5:50 PM
Yeah, 0 prep time for a 4-5 day trip would suck
By the time I get the car picked up today it'd be 6 PM and a waste of time.
@LessPop_MoreFizz If you only drive a 10 hour day, you could always do some tourism.
@Powerlord I'm really tempted to do that too.
@GraceNote What you can't see is the military grade IMU which we are not allowed to cross international boundaries with because it can be used for missile guidance.
@LessPop_MoreFizz That's pretty intense.
@LessPop_MoreFizz That's artillery designation.
Which is wholly different from being the artillery itself. Not that it's any less a glorious role, mind you.
5:52 PM
@LessPop_MoreFizz So you're a secret agent or something?
@Wipqozn I make maps.
@LessPop_MoreFizz Sounds like a cover story.
I assume you're really James Bond. Or Batman.
You know what really ruffles my feathers?
When someone accepts your answer, but then they don't up vote it.
Maybe they didn't think it was useful that you answered the question.
@Wipqozn Or when someone says you're right but doesn't accept it as an answer.
Maybe they want you to get Unsung Hero.
5:56 PM
@Powerlord That doesn't bother me as much, so long as their reasoning is they are waiting to see if a better answer comes along. That way the best answer is the one future visitors to the site see.
A new user once commented on one of my answers "ive found out about it" and didn't accept it :/
I'll assume they don't know about the accept mechanism.
@Wipqozn I've seen things like "that worked. thanks!" without the answer it was a comment on being accepted.
@GraceNote how does that work again?
The wording is very confusing.
@Yeah. I hate that.
Stupid autocorrect!
@John whenever someone blames auto correct I think of this
user image
6:01 PM
Oh wow, I can star things in mobile chat!
@Wip -_-
@Kevin how? I cant figure that out.
@John Well, only when someone else has already starred it – then I can tap the star.
Q: How do you achieve the 'Know Thy Enemy ' achievement in CIV V?

ToukakoukanIt says you must 'Consult the Oracle 2 times in a single game', but I haven't any idea what that means!

Ah I see.
whassup John
6:15 PM
Hi mana. Sorry, the mobile chat updates about once every ten minutes.
get_bloginfo(): I really dislike they didn't add a "_" between blog and info
As to what's up.... just built a new computer. :)
@John Don't worry, I was being silly.
But nice! New computers are awesome.
Oh you responded. -_-
6:18 PM
@Wipqozn You need a lot of 0 score accepted answers. That's really the gyst of it.
Don't worry, normally I would be confused but you just told me your chat updates every ten minutes. So I understand.
I said, come on, Fhqwhgads...
Ok so poll: eastern smilies or western smilies?
@John Both!
6:21 PM
Gmail smilies.
@Management um, what smilies does gmail use?
@Mana -_-
@JohnGMT :)
Greenwich Mean Time?
Oh ok
@John It was simultaneously a shoutout to the band MGMT and the fact that I can't do anything cool with your name.
@Mana :(
This is so much better then mobile!
People who try typically end up with some variant of "Johnny"
6:28 PM
@JohnnyBeGood I wonder why.
I can't play the guitar though.
My brother can though. He's awesome.
You can pretend!
And he hates it when I pretend. :P
Forget the guitar. You should learn to play the Gitaroo.
~West End Girls~
6:29 PM
Q: What's the purpose of the [internet] tag?

Dave DuPlantisI was poking around at recently-modified questions today and noticed the internet tag on one of them. (It was this question about Xbox Live and a connection through T-Mobile ... I proposed an edit to it that's since been accepted.) It seems to me that xbox-live covers the question just fine, es...

As far as I can tell, a gitaroo is a weapon of some kind. That sounds awesome.
Hunh. Didn't know Chantalise came before Recettear.
@Lazers While I'm not sure it's strictly necessary for XBox Live games, PC games would either require internet or lan as a valid tag to ask specifically about one or the other.
is a video game for the Sony PlayStation 2, published by Koei and developed by iNiS, with visual production by Mitsuru Nakamura AKA 326 and music performed by COIL. Despite a number of positive reviews, the North American and European versions of Gitaroo Man were produced in very low quantities by Koei and, as a result, have become somewhat rare; it is regarded as a cult video game. Around November 2005 in North America, copies of Gitaroo Man began popping up in GameStop game stores. This was due to a reprint by GameQuestDirect, similar to their previous reprints of PlayStation RPGs P...
@Powerlord So go actually answer the question.
That's the article I just skimmed.
@John Can't, meta.gaming requires me to log into gaming first.
and gaming is blocked here.
6:33 PM
Oh right.
Want me to go post it for you then?
It's kinda dumb, because meta.gaming won't pick up that I'm logged into other parts of the StackExhange network. >:/
@Powerlord Have you played it?
Can't you VPN home and post it from there?
@GraceNote Nope.
6:34 PM
I'd recommend it but only if you have the patience for rhythm games. It's hilarious in story and a must-play practically for it.
Is it bad that I get the urge to yell "BYE!!" whenever I see one of the little squares drop off the screen?
I don't think it's bad, no.
6:51 PM
Oh man, Gitaroo Man!!!!!
I love that game.
NOOO! My 3pm meeting was canceled! :D :D :D
No nap for you then.
@John Only 4 of us in that meeting, so I kinda have to contribute.
@Powerlord That makes things better then! In a backwards kinda way...

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