Recent content by EscChaos

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    Scientists Chill Atoms to Negative Temperatures

    Not to lend any credence to what is objectively a terrible article, much because it references a terrible news source, the Huffington Post, but I suspect that the original source for the statement regarding 100% efficiency (which of course is not properly soruced itself) may have been more...
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    Jimquisition: Videogames Are Not Movies, Get Over It

    Focusing on pathos and swearing to emphasize an argument does not make you insightful. Of course I prefer the proponents of a particular view to be passionate and involved with the subject at hand but in this case it just twists and contorts and reduces the show to utter mediocrity. He never...
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    I'm not racist, but....

    Hey guys, let's not forget that more likeable batarian who joins the team as companion mid-game and who even while being uncompromising about his batarian ideals allowed us to reexamine our preconcived notions about batarian culture and ultimately sympathize with the fate of this humble species...
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    6-year old boy stabbed, shouldn't have worn pink.

    Tragic story in which the teachers should have reacted harshly rather than trying to hide what happened. That said, the kid quite obviously didn't get Stabbed, he got Poked. The average dining knife can barely penetrate the skin when weilded by a six year old unless he is sitting on top of the...
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    Escape to the Movies: The Kings Speech

    Well the movie has been well reviewed by the people who didn't give a big thumbs up to G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra, so I'm still probably going to see it come next weekend.
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    Poll: Antidepressants, do people really want these?

    It's a good thing there's antidepressants for those who need them. It's not a solution to the problems one may have but actual neverending emotional instability or depression is an illness as real as any other and should natuarally be treated. Of course one can be sceptical to the more casual...
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    Mathematical ineptness among generally capable people

    Despite being quite adept at mathematics I often wonder how we actually manage to learn math in the first place, because at some point in our lives we must all have developed some internal logical or visual mechanic for performing calculations and understanding algebra and arithmetics and even...
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    The Big Picture: Feeding Edge

    Too much of a straw man argumentation for my taste.
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    Razer's Tron Mouse is a Mini Lightcycle

    Sure the light effect is pretty cool, but bear in mind that this is a RAZER-mouse with 5600 dpi which essentially means that you're going to jiggle it back an forth, 2cm tops, never getting to see it.
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    Has Zero Punctuation Run its Course?

    Having watched them since the good ol' youtube episodes: Sadly it's not as hilarious to me as it once was but there still hasn't been more than a few wednesdays when I've watched an entire episode without a good laugh or alternately left with a topic for later discussion. Still I have to say...
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    So.. I have some money....

    Ah, one of these threads. Well since half of the mentioned games are RTSs I would recommend Homeworld 2 for the 5 dollars it passes for in my home market and just for the sake of its both new and old (and third) perspective on the genre. Just remember to edit the shortcut or ("....exe" -w...
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    Zero Punctuation: 2.5D Hoedown

    I am both intrigued and perplexed by the notion of partial dimension (not the video). However, I don't entirely see how it corresponds to the coordinate-definition of dimensions I've gotten so used to with elementary vectors. Having half a coordinate seems a bit like dividing a quantum. But I...
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    If you could have an army of.....

    I'd wish for an army of Persian Immortals as portrayed in the Spartan 2004 strategy game. Imagine a perfect phalanx in which the troops are not only resilinent melee forces but too command some of the best bows known to man and as the fore-most flanks crush against the opponent, the rear...
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    why do you enjoy, like, or hate the final fantasy series

    I am pretty indifferent to the series as I whole and I can't really what all the fuzz should be about. I played, I quess it was XII, once but got bored by the pacing and style, so I picked up Killer 7 instead and never looked back. Still collects dust in a drawer somewhere. I think any of my...
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    New Star Wars Toy Lets You Use The Force For Real

    Ah... I remember a similar device from when I visited our Museum of Technology, god knows how many years back, as a kid. Only then you where supposed to be two players fighting eachother over who, using the awesome power of the human mind, could push a metal ball to the opponents end of the...