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by Bo
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: They're magically delicious!
Replies: 60
Views: 7891

I ate cereal for breakfast this morning.
And for dinner tonight.
And for breakfast yesterday morning.
And for dinner last night.

I love cereal.
by Bo
Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: BUTT CHEESE
Replies: 42
Views: 6633

I have a couple of recurring dreams... Every semester I have the same "I haven't shown up for a class I'm supposed to take for months, and it's now past the drop date" dream as NT. I'm a fanatical runner, no doubt as a result of playing Sonic games during my formative years. My most common dream is ...
by Bo
Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: J.K Rowling and the Piles of Money
Replies: 41
Views: 6650

Hitchhiker's Guide - whose deaths were good in that? My favorite character, Fenchurch, just disappears with zero explanation.
by Bo
Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Anybody for tea?
Replies: 58
Views: 8025

If the subject of bowels has a vocal album, I hope I never find i t.
by Bo
Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Request for an Immediate Rescue
Replies: 13
Views: 2154

I have very fond memories of Burning Rangers. Like others have said, the controls are great. "Floaty" is the right word, I think, and it was perfectly natural to use the jet packs to basically fly through straight hallways. I can't remember whether I tracked down all the survivors. I know I didn't g...
by Bo
Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: "Weekly" Poll
Topic: They lurk in the shadows...
Replies: 44
Views: 37313

Merely speculating, but cockroaches have probably been around tormenting even pre-human ancestors (and probably pre-mammal), which may have been less able to club the nightmarish creatures. Humans may not have intellectually understood bacteria until disturbingly recently, but it's a winning genetic...
by Bo
Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: "Weekly" Poll
Topic: They lurk in the shadows...
Replies: 44
Views: 37313

Cockroaches have been along for the entire span of human evolution; mosquitoes (the annoying/ dangerous kind) came along to pester us <a href="http://www.johnhawks.net/weblog/reviews/genetics/disease/anopheles_gambiae_evolution_ayala_2005.w">after we'd invented agriculture</a>. Every summer the midw...
by Bo
Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: "Weekly" Poll
Topic: They lurk in the shadows...
Replies: 44
Views: 37313

You answered your own question about which cruel twist of evolution has led to the human fear of roaches. The little bastards aren't terribly clean, so it's a winning strategy to avoid them. Flight is less costly than fight, as Silv's anecdote aptly illustrates. The masses aren't nutless, rather, th...
by Bo
Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Shadow and Riders reach 'Greatest Hits' status
Replies: 11
Views: 1944

I think "Hits" is probably pretty accurate.
by Bo
Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Rockstar and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Replies: 86
Views: 11776

I was being sarcastic in anticipation of some ill-conceived idea for a petition to congress, which I'm sure exists on the Internets already. Writing representatives, I think, is largely a waste of effort, but there are positive things one can do to defend free speech. Joining the ACLU or EFF and act...
by Bo
Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Rockstar and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Replies: 86
Views: 11776

Yeah, writing your senator or congressperson is so much more effective.
by Bo
Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Rockstar and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Replies: 86
Views: 11776

Rockstar deserves no sympathy because they're exploiting the anti-censorship brigade to promote their awful game. If it were the U.S. government threatening to ban the game, it would be worth protesting. But since Rockstar has no natural right to have their game supported by any console maker, I hop...
by Bo
Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: For lazy bastards who forget their kanji
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

Something told me to look around the antique NEC's hard drive for source code. I found the BASIC source files to the program that was giving me trouble stuck in a temporary folder (evidently the definition of "temporary" includes periods from 1988 to 2007) Problem solved!
by Bo
Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Dreamcast VGA Box
Replies: 7
Views: 1503

I have a 3rd part VGA box I could sell you, but it's at my apartment, and I won't be there until August. If you still need it then, I'll let it go for a pittance and whatever shipping to Brazil requires.
by Bo
Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Boku no Natsu Yasumi
Replies: 29
Views: 4340

My father watches the Weather Channel a lot. From what I can tel, Hurricane Katrina gave them a huge boost. Footage of that is like pornography for weather afficionados.
by Bo
Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: For lazy bastards who forget their kanji
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

EXCELLENT FIND. I'm working for a Japanese company (in Ohio, naturally) this summer. Some of the projects it does involve updating factory automation programs for ancient hardware to slightly-less-ancient hardware. When I started, the only means of doing this was using a Japanese NEC PC9801VM (from ...
by Bo
Thu May 31, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The Sonic Syndrome
Replies: 55
Views: 8324

I think Sonic Adventure was a pretty great game with some weird, unnecessary add-ons. Big and E-102's games were entertaining in their own sense, but really detracted from the overall integrity of the game. Playing as Sonic, Tails, and even Amy was spot-on, and the Knuckles game wasn't too far off b...
by Bo
Fri May 25, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: True Sonic fanaticism
Replies: 42
Views: 7003

There's a professor at my school named Charles Darwin Morris, which always kind of makes me laugh.
by Bo
Mon May 21, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Site Updates
Topic: It's That Time Of Year Again
Replies: 27
Views: 27297

Man, I bet you guys are a blast at parties.
by Bo
Mon May 21, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Site Updates
Topic: It's That Time Of Year Again
Replies: 27
Views: 27297

It's That Time Of Year Again

This site is now 10 years old!
by Bo
Thu May 17, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: An idea whose time has come
Replies: 62
Views: 9546

Have you made the one about how Harry Whittington is the first person to be shot in the face by someone in the executive branch since Monica Lewinsky?
by Bo
Wed May 16, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Your favorite game(s)
Replies: 63
Views: 8773

After the Sonic games, Fighters Megamix may be my favorite.
by Bo
Wed May 16, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: An interesting article on Sega's downward trend
Replies: 89
Views: 13036

Did Sega ever really make any good business decisions after releasing the Mega Drive? As far as I remember the story of Sega, it was a story of continual mis-investments and awkward timing.
by Bo
Wed May 16, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Streaming Anime
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

I've never tried to watch anime with it, but Alluc.org usually has what I'm looking for if I need to find something to watch with friends. If you're savvy you can save pretty much every stream out of your cache, too.
by Bo
Tue May 15, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: An idea whose time has come
Replies: 62
Views: 9546

Rob-Bert wrote:I'd like to say that Cap'N Crunch is awesome, mainly because it takes a tough breakfast eater to eat something with a good chance of cutting the roof of your mouth.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who does that.