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Technical Support / Homepage Visited by Indonesians
« on: October 27, 2017, 07:28:18 PM »
Came here to check on the status of the merger discussion, hit first and noticed that it looked somewhat different.

The Lounge / Why can't we be friends?
« on: August 03, 2014, 06:18:37 AM »
The administrators of both societies are currently discussing a reunification. I'm not directly involved in the process, so don't axe me any questions. All of the information we have so far is available in this thread. The discussions appear to be going well, but nothing is final.

Anyway, I'm wondering how people here feel about this possibility. Are most of you even aware of the other site? If not, imagine something similar to this but with fewer cube earth jokes and less traffic but greater user retention.  Parsifal and Pizza have both proven to be excellent administrators, and I think a combination of skills from both sides of the schism would lead to a society greater than either of the two we have now.

I've devised this clever little test to show us just how smart the average FES member is.

Technology, Science & Alt Science / TempleOS
« on: March 23, 2013, 03:05:28 PM »

TempleOS is a fairly basic operating system, similar to DOS in many ways. It's free, and open-source. It was also developed by a paranoid schizophrenic who believes that God lives in this OS - that it is quite literally his temple. After watching the narrated demonstration videos and reading a lot of his comments, I've come to believe that the creator isn't faking his insanity. Insanity and software development make for a pretty interesting mixture.

Also, it was called "Hoppy" at one point during development.

Arts & Entertainment / kyle
« on: January 27, 2013, 04:33:19 PM »
Kyle Mooney has many characters, but my favorite is the socially retarded interviewer. They're all great.

#" class="bbc_link" target="_blank">ball champions

"when everybody is around and we're slinging for to long bombs away, how to come around to know... man, this really is what it's for"

Arts & Entertainment / Youtube is terrible.
« on: December 10, 2012, 09:38:23 PM »
I'm sure most of you have noticed that Youtube has adopted a new layout that makes negative sense. They must have made a mistake. For those who aren't aware,

about half of the screen is utilized. Also, instead of exclusively showing videos related to the one you're currently watching on the sidebar, videos that Google thinks you would be interested based on your history are now also shown. I already know that I like Chopin, thanks.

Also, this might be better suited for Technology & Information. I was blinded by my rage. Does anybody know why they've chosen to do this?

Arts & Entertainment / Which videogame protagonist is the one true guy?
« on: November 24, 2012, 12:22:51 PM »
After making my case for the Master Chief in a thread about Texas, it occurred to me that this is an incredibly serious topic. Which video-game protagonist would be able to defeat all others? Of course, with such a wide variety of universes from which to pull candidates, comparing can be difficult, so universes that try to maintain some sort of realism are the most convenient. For example, I know at least one person will bring up that stupid game where you roll the ball around and stick larger and larger objects to it. Just shut up. That game sucks.

Anyway, as I said, my allegiance in this important debate lies with any survivor of the UNSC Spartan II program, with my case being made here:

Even with ten times his normal physical strength, [Doomguy] probably still wouldn't be able to match the MC. Every Spartan has nearly unbreakable bones, enhanced musculature (a UNSC Spartan is Thork's worst nightmare), artificial thyroid enhancement to facilitate further skeletal and muscular growth, and neurological modifications that increase reflexes to 300% that of a normal man, among other things. That's all without the suit, of course, which is so powerful that anybody who attempts to wear it without an augmented skeletal structure will quite literally tear their own body apart with their new strength.

Additionally, Spartans are clever. They're handpicked by ONI at a very young age, after they've displayed outstanding feats of strength and intelligence. From then, their lives are dedicated wholly to the training that will turn their minds and bodies into the ultimate tools of war. Even without their MJOLNIR armor, any Spartan could easily outwit and eliminate any single opponent like Freeman or Doomguy in practically any real world situation.

The Lounge / What does your actual desktop look like?
« on: November 03, 2012, 11:59:38 PM »
So, we know what your shitty virtual desktops look like, but what about their shitty counterparts in reality? Mine looks like a pile of books.

Yes, they are all very important.

The Lounge / Who's responsible for this?
« on: October 15, 2012, 06:47:57 AM »

Arts & Entertainment / Borderlands
« on: July 29, 2012, 09:38:12 AM »
Does anybody else play this? It's on sale on Steam right now for five dollars, or seven for the GOTY edition. It's very fun to play cooperatively.

The Lounge / How quickly can you read?
« on: May 25, 2012, 03:37:36 PM »

A test to determine how many words you can read in a minute. I read 824 words per minute, making me 230% superior to the average human. Obviously this will vary greatly depending on the material.

Arts & Entertainment / "Life is Beautiful"
« on: April 21, 2012, 08:32:16 PM »
Effective storytelling or insensitive Italian nonsense?

Arts & Entertainment / He he he he
« on: March 03, 2012, 09:32:02 AM »

Arts & Entertainment / Homestuck
« on: February 21, 2012, 12:04:00 AM »
By far the most cleverly written webcomic on the internet. Oh wait, that means almost nothing. Well, it's more cleverly written and has a more engrossing story than a lot of novels I've read as well. It's also a fantastic way to expand your vocabulary, you mendicant recalcitrants (or recalcitrant mendicants). I actually discovered the original soundtrack before the comic itself, which is equally awesome.


Homestuck. It's hilarious and awesome, one might even say hilariously awesome. You should read at least as far as the first "battle scene", which is where I was smitten.

Anencephalic fetuses basically don't grow brains, only brain stems. They normally die in the womb or very shortly after birth. This one, however, had enough brain to regulate basic body functions.

Should the family have sustained the child's life for this long, or for any amount of time? Obviously, their motivation was mostly religious.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Ernesto Guevara
« on: November 29, 2011, 09:47:59 PM »
Charismatic revolutionary or violent lunatic?

Suggestions & Concerns / A concern regarding a trio of bams.
« on: September 13, 2011, 10:20:34 PM »
Firstly, I apologize for circumventing my ban, but this isn't right. Recently I tried to log on, and much to my horror, was greeted with this:

After drying my tears I realised something: I am not Around and About, nor am I rooster. I used to post from the same IP as A&A, but not anymore. I can only assume that the "tracker" is rather daft.

In conclusion, I should not be banned. Oh yeah, and neither should A&B or rooster, they post from the same IP because they live together.

Arts & Entertainment / Any pianists here?
« on: August 07, 2011, 01:20:57 AM »
Just recently, having moved into a room with a baby grand piano in it  :o, I've taken to playing again. Right now, I'm only interested in classical but I've enjoyed playing many types of music in the past.

Anyway, watch Sviatoslav Richter play Chopin's Etude Op. 10 No. 4

Probably the most talented virtuoso of the 20th century.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Modernism/post-modernism
« on: July 28, 2011, 12:48:00 PM »
Are there more meaningful definitions for either of these than "the predecessor to post-modernism" and "the reaction to modernism", respectively?

Arts & Entertainment / Dwarf Fortress
« on: July 20, 2011, 10:52:58 AM »
This game is ridiculous.

It looks like this:

You should play it. I would post more details, but I've already wasted too much time not playing Dwarf Fortress.

For those of you not aware of this free gem, Moonbase Alpha is an ultra realistic conspiracy simulator.

Key features:
 1. Text to speech
 2. Crab walking
 3. Spam "John Madden"

Sample gameplay:

Watch the most recent episode for clarification.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Natural
« on: June 01, 2011, 03:38:04 PM »

Is this nature?

Is this nature?

If you answered "no" to either of these questions, please explain why.

Numbers stations are shortwave radio stations that broadcast encoded messages, usually in the form of numbers or spelling alphabet words spoken by an automated voice. It's reasonable to assume that these messages are intended for very specific recipients, most likely government or military operatives in the field. Some are more mysterious than others, and others seem to serve no purpose whatsoever; but it obviously requires resources to maintain a radio broadcast, so even the most incomprehensible broadcasts must serve some purpose.

1. UVB-76

From Wikipedia:
UVB-76 (sometimes referred to as UZB-76, but recently MDZhB[1]) is the call sign of a shortwave radio station that usually broadcasts on the frequency 4625 kHz (AM suppressed lower sideband). It is known among radio listeners by the nickname The Buzzer. It features a short, monotonous About this sound buzz tone (help·info), repeating at a rate of approximately 25 tones per minute, for 24 hours per day. The station has been observed since around 1982.[2] On rare occasions, the buzzer signal is interrupted and a voice transmission in Russian takes place. Despite much speculation, the actual purpose of this station remains unknown to the public.[3]

2. Chinese Robot

One of the creepier ones. The numbers are definitely being played too fast for any normal listener to make use of them.

Insight from the comments section:
That noise is the little? bits of sperm coming out of you 1 inch dick, because your momma was giving you a hand- job at the time, while your dad was licking your ass hole!

Higher quality video:

3. Backwards Music Station

Doesn't really sound like backwards music. Completely incomprehensible.

4. Swedish Rhapsody

A slightly more conventional numbers station, with creepy music.

Skip to 1:00:

Arts & Entertainment / Starcraft.
« on: May 18, 2011, 06:25:45 PM »
Does anybody here still play the first game?

Arts & Entertainment / ARMA II
« on: March 26, 2011, 07:06:40 PM »
Anyone else play this? For those who don't know, it's a military simulator that aims to be as realistic as possible. The singleplayer gameplay consists of spending 30 minutes trying to sneak up on an enemy encampment and then getting killed by a sniper that you didn't see and having to start all over. Multiplayer is pretty fun.

Suggestions & Concerns / Just in case you somehow didn't notice...
« on: March 25, 2011, 04:26:46 PM »
Super-spam coming from this user.;u=37177

Ban him and delete his internet cord.

Flat Earth Q&A / Is the entire universe ascending?
« on: February 21, 2011, 03:24:12 PM »
The earth doesn't appear to be passing anything while accelerating upwards. Does that mean that all celestial bodies are accelerating with us at the same rate?

Flat Earth Q&A / How thick is the earth?
« on: February 03, 2011, 08:21:59 PM »
Just wondering.

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