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by Dargon
Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: Reviving Apositive
Replies: 61
Views: 27405

Re: Reviving Apositive

Chiming in late due to a motherboard failure taking my machine offline for a good week and change. Otherwise I'm here near daily. Admittedly, I kind of skimmed the whole thing, but here's my thoughts: It has been said before that Apositive is the upper level course, AVEN is the introductory. Most of...
by Dargon
Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: MMPORGs
Replies: 26
Views: 5382

Re: MMPORGs

I seem to recall that somewhere in the options is an "always ignore duel requests" option. You might take a look for it.
by Dargon
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: MMPORGs
Replies: 26
Views: 5382

Re: MMPORGs

One of the problems with RP servers is the punk bitches who think RPers are weird and thus grief the RP servers. In the end, they just get ignored, but they are a nuisance. None the less, the frequency of griefers on RP servers is far less than PvE servers and drastically less than PvP servers. As f...
by Dargon
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: note of introduction (in medias res)
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

Re: note of introduction (in medias res)

I'm trying to figure out what words you are talking about.

In any case, I tend to be a fan of your aforementioned spectra; thing about spectra, there are an infinite number of points, so those labels on single points don't always fit people.

In any case, welcome.
by Dargon
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: MMPORGs
Replies: 26
Views: 5382

Re: MMPORGs

That is something you'll find in most online games. I ran into some of those in EQII, but not nearly as much as WoW. My sample may be biased, though, as I tend to run on RP servers, and those attract a very different crowd than PvE and PvP servers.
by Dargon
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey (or: In which I ramble and attempt to introduce myself)
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: Hey (or: In which I ramble and attempt to introduce myself)

Hello and welcome. It's nice to find something that fits like that, but keep in mind sexuality is a spectrum. You mention you're not sure if you're demi or grey, don't fret too much about it; those are points on a nasty looking multi-axis graph, and there's lots of unlabeled points on there. Go ahea...
by Dargon
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: evolutionary reasons for sex
Replies: 12
Views: 5505

Re: evolutionary reasons for sex

I guess I misunderstood what you meant by presenting the arguments. I would be okay with using science to debunk the non-science commonly presented as counters to the theory of evolution.
by Dargon
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: evolutionary reasons for sex
Replies: 12
Views: 5505

Re: evolutionary reasons for sex

My problem with your statement, Michael, is that creationism is not science, and as such should stay out of the science classrooms. If you can present me with a scientific argument for creationism, I may change my mind, but all I have ever seen is poor and soundly debunked arguments against evolutio...
by Dargon
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: anecdote on an encounter
Replies: 3
Views: 1373

Re: anecdote on an encounter

Seems to me that if you are on one end of the spectrum, it is hard to imagine living life on the other, none the less it isn't too difficult to imagine that people on the other end do live happily with who they are. Glad to hear you found someone like that.
by Dargon
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: MMPORGs
Replies: 26
Views: 5382

Re: MMPORGs

Thanks for checking that out, michael. That means I won't be looking to pick up SCII any time.
by Dargon
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: MMPORGs
Replies: 26
Views: 5382

Re: MMPORGs

With regards to Starcraft, there is the single player campaign, which has missions which progress through a story, and the single player skirmish mode, which pits you against AI opponents. Keep in mind, even single player it is not true turn based. I do not know if this is the case with Starcraft II...
by Dargon
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Sexuality
Topic: evolutionary reasons for sex
Replies: 12
Views: 5505

Re: evolutionary reasons for sex

[An interesting aside--Alabama science textbooks have a sticker inside the front cover that disclaims any information within so that parents can't complain about the "questionable" contents, like evolution, etc. Do other states do that?] Product of the Texas public education system here. ...
by Dargon
Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: MMPORGs
Replies: 26
Views: 5382

Re: MMPORGs

Truth be told, I found that each and every gameplay update to WoW made it worse. I prefer the days wherein druids and mages wore different armors because this piece affected arcane magic and that piece affected nature magic rather than both affecting spellpower. The one that pissed me off the most w...
by Dargon
Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: heatwave
Replies: 13
Views: 3663

Re: heatwave

Highs expected to break 100F every day this week and well into next. This morning was nice and cool (upper 80s) and overcast, got as much done outside as I could before my cloud cover went away.
by Dargon
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: MMPORGs
Replies: 26
Views: 5382

Re: MMPORGs

I've played a number of MMOs. Played WoW for awhile, mostly to hang out with friends by proxy, since I was 200 miles away. I quit when our schedules prevented us from playing together, since the game itself, in my opinion, is pretty boring. I spent awhile pirating in Eve, that was fun. At least unti...
by Dargon
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: heatwave
Replies: 13
Views: 3663

Re: heatwave

Around here it is not uncommon for the homeless to hang around grocery stores or libraries and the like, to get into the cool for awhile. Much of Texas has caught fire and burned down, thankfully nothing too close to me. Many of the fires took quite a bit to get under control, and it was always dish...
by Dargon
Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: heatwave
Replies: 13
Views: 3663

Re: heatwave

I suppose I'm one of those that is laughing. I just completed a (low speed in a parking lot) motorcycle course in full gear out in the (relatively cool) high 90s in direct sunlight and couldn't complain about the weather. Not to mention my A/C is set at 85. These lower temperatures been nice, consid...
by Dargon
Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: asexuality and human aesthetics
Replies: 6
Views: 3045

Re: asexuality and human aesthetics

It seems to make perfect sense to me that one can enjoy human aesthetics even if unable to feel sexual attraction. I have, in the past, likened it to kittens or sunsets. Some kittens are cuter than others, some sunsets are prettier than others, but there is nothing sexual about finding certain kitte...
by Dargon
Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie =]
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: Newbie =]

Apologies for being late on the welcome, but welcome!
by Dargon
Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

Re: Hello :)

Apologies for being late on the welcome, but welcome!
by Dargon
Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: Toronto Pride 2011: Sun July 3-- spread the word
Replies: 15
Views: 7199

Re: Toronto Pride 2011: Sun July 3-- spread the word

That is quite the different environment there, Michael. If what you say is indeed true, then the pendulum may have swung a little too far there. Despite being for gay marriage, I am actually opposed to forcing churches to marry gays. I am, in fact, perfectly fine with the fact that most churches wou...
by Dargon
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: Toronto Pride 2011: Sun July 3-- spread the word
Replies: 15
Views: 7199

Re: Toronto Pride 2011: Sun July 3-- spread the word

Those behind Pride Week have won every major battle there is for them to win. I ask this is a genuine question. Do gays have marriage rights equal to that of heterosexuals in Canada? And are they still routinely harassed (this often includes assault) for their sexuality? If these are no longer issu...
by Dargon
Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: Toronto Pride 2011: Sun July 3-- spread the word
Replies: 15
Views: 7199

Re: Toronto Pride 2011: Sun July 3-- spread the word

When I'm walking down the street and see two random non-parade attendees simulating intercourse on the hood of a total stranger's car stopped at a red light, I realize they are a small, vocal minority heavily misrepresenting the countless decent folks who'd rather they wouldn't do that perhaps a bit...
by Dargon
Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Asexuality
Topic: sex drive vs. no sex drive
Replies: 6
Views: 2445

Re: sex drive vs. no sex drive

I voted the last option; I assume it is there so non-asexual folks such as myself don't go skewing your results.

That being said, for what it is worth, for years before I ever felt any sexual feelings towards anybody, I did still experience a rather undirected sex drive.
by Dargon
Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New and directed here by a friend on twitter
Replies: 6
Views: 1612

Re: New and directed here by a friend on twitter

Hello and welcome. Sounds like quite the complicated sexuality (but aren't they all), hard to fit under any of the "normal" labels. But hey, what fun is that?

Anyhow, here's hoping to see you around the forums.
by Dargon
Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: just wondering
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: just wondering

Back when I worked in the In-Circuit Test business, 60 hour weeks were the norm. Mind you, I also only had a 15 minute commute, so that made it about the same. I can only hope you were paid by the hour rather than on salary. My last job was piecework, which is really the most equitable way to get p...
by Dargon
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: just wondering
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: just wondering

Back when I worked in the In-Circuit Test business, 60 hour weeks were the norm. Mind you, I also only had a 15 minute commute, so that made it about the same. And while it's very old laundry, I have a bit from my time as a mod. Mind you, Greybird would have all of it too, since her reign extends th...
by Dargon
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions and Fun
Topic: just wondering
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: just wondering

I still log in daily. I post when something interests me, though sometimes I do not have time to post when something interests me. Been working 50 hour weeks of late (plus I have a one hour commute on top of that, but hey, I like my job and that's more money).
by Dargon
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Community & Public Visibility
Topic: AVEN is down?
Replies: 8
Views: 2993

Re: AVEN is down?

In the past, when AVEN had problems, posts and members joined since the last update would be lost, but that's it. Usually a few days worth of stuff.
by Dargon
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello stranger ;)
Replies: 3
Views: 855

Re: Hello stranger ;)

Hello and welcome, Gab. Here's hoping you like it here.