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Description God of death, destruction and decay. Likes fluffy kittens.
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Signed On Jan 15, 2001, 03:31
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2013, 18:37 sauron
 
Verno wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 14:58:
siapnar wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 11:38:
So I don't really know the whole murder story behind Ray Lewis, but there seems to be a lot of hate for him here.

Is it because you think he did commit murder, or is it because he snitched on his friends at a whim, or is it something he did in his NFL career?

Please give me some quick coles notes

Many people believe he got away with murder due to status and money, there's not a lot of backstory beyond the incident itself. I'm not sure a guy who has had 5 wives and 4 children is really the type of role model I want youth looking up to either but I guess we're dealing with a league where people have much worse backgrounds so that's neither here nor there.

Hey Verno, how is Ni No Kuni? And is it coming to any other platforms? It has my JRPG sense a-tingling.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
3. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Feb 4, 2013, 14:44 sauron
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 12:18:
Loads of people are calling it the new best RPG ever, of all time, so there must be something to it. If it comes out on PC I'll take a look, otherwise it'll end up on my list of PS3 games I want to play but can't be arsed to get around to.

Why is it not on Wii? Kids would be all over that game. Doesn't make sense.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2013, 14:40 sauron
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 09:18:
I had no idea cats had double the neruons of dogs. I assume they meant dogs of comparable size. Respect.

Sadly, all those neurons are devoted to pouncing on small objects and becoming stuck in stupid places.

That's the thing with cats. The hardware has great potential, but the software was coded by Derek Smart.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2013, 16:08 sauron
 
I'm a bit late with my prediction for the SB compared with the rest of the bunch here on Blues', mainly because I'm not sure who will win!

I'm going with the 49ers, but have a feeling it might not turn out as planned. I can see Kaepernick not finishing the game, and maybe Lewis getting called for a bad foul...

Welp, let's see what happens.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 1, 2013, 11:09 sauron
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 1, 2013, 10:31:
Question for our friends across the pond in Britannia. Yesterday I heard an English chap refer to makeup as "slap" - he said, 'She looks pretty good without the slap.' Now I know woman always say 'Let me slap on some makeup.' But I've never heard someone refer to it that way before. Do people in Britain actually refer to it as that?

I'm originally from London although I've been in NYC for 15 years. Never heard it called that in either city. Sounds like fake cockney slang, unless the guy's genuinely from East/South London.

A slapper, on the other hand, is a lady of questionable virtue and/or appearance. That one's used all over the south of England, usually by greasy youths in dodgy nightclubs (as in 'I don't like yours much... proper slapper').

 
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News Comments > Pandora: First Contact Announced
5. Re: Pandora: First Contact Announced Feb 1, 2013, 09:20 sauron
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 23:09:
ViRGE wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 20:07:
What the heck is with naming every planet Pandora lately? They couldn't think of something else even a little more unique?

Seriously. The fact that it's named Pandora makes me want to skip it . And 4x is one of my favorite genres.

So in this case the headline would be "Pandora: First Contact - No Contract"?
 
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News Comments > CD Projekt RED's REDengine3 Details - The Witcher 3 Image?
2. Re: CD Projekt RED's REDengine3 Details - The Witcher 3 Image? Feb 1, 2013, 09:18 sauron
 
nin wrote on Feb 1, 2013, 09:15:
I think I'm a lot more excited about Cyberpunk, but anything from these guys is welcome.


Yep, at this point I'll play anything they release.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 31, 2013, 20:45 sauron
 
Marlin can go to 1500 lbs - although black marlin are not quite as big. Can see that kind of thing going south pretty easily.

Biggest thing I've ever hooked is tuna once or twice out on boats. Always feels like I'm trying to reel in a Nascar, never managed to land one. Trying to bring in a marlin must be like trying to get a Saturn V back down to earth.
 
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News Comments > Pandora: First Contact Announced
2. Re: Pandora: First Contact Announced Jan 31, 2013, 20:35 sauron
 
Not just planets. Reminds me of the classic BluesNews headline:

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow - Today?'
 
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News Comments > EA Financials - Medal of Honor Getting a "Rest"
11. Re: EA Financials - Medal of Honor Getting a Jan 30, 2013, 22:10 sauron
 
That IP has been flogged like a donkey on the beach on the 4th of July. Same with CoD. Eventually the audience is going to get bored. Even the knuckle draggers.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jan 30, 2013, 22:06 sauron
 
nin wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 21:34:
Givin a shout out and prayers to The Hedgehog tonight. Hope he pulls through. (*)














* (Or at least gets a Happy Ending! Sorry! HAD TO! )




Hmm, Ron Jeremy, private hospital room, bunch of hot nurses...

Hope he pulls through!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 20:19 sauron
 
nin wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 13:35:
sauron wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 13:11:
A-well-a, everybody's heard about the bird
Bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, don't you know about the bird
Well, everybody's talking about the bird
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird

Surfin' bird

Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb, aaah


Thank you - it's so rare to get a good song stuck in my head.


You are most welcome. My favorite version is by The Cramps - I still have a mental image of them performing it at the Reading Festival.

Main act of the night, 20,000 fans. Lux Interior crooning the lyrics, sporting a pair of small black underpants and mascara, and completely covered/dyed in red wine. Poison Ivy picking out the melody on a Rickenbacker. Giant pit, bodies all over.

Classic Rock n Roll, baby. They don't make it like that anymore.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 13:11 sauron
 
A-well-a, everybody's heard about the bird
Bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, don't you know about the bird
Well, everybody's talking about the bird
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird

Surfin' bird

Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb, aaah

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 28, 2013, 20:04 sauron
 
Got to love NewEgg. Good comments in this thread as well - very thought-provoking. Thanks!

Also, I must be the only other living person that still listens to the Subhumans. "Rats in the cellars of the Stock Exchange!"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2013, 12:28 sauron
 
Ratty wrote on Jan 28, 2013, 12:03:
So it was fantastic chicken, super duper juicy, but really who wants to deal with the smoke and grease. I'm not sure if I'll do it again.

I've tried that as well, and yep it tastes good but it's really messy.

We got around the worst of it by covering the roasting pan with foil but I'm still not sure if I'd give it another try. Too much smoke and aggravation.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2013, 10:11 sauron
 
You can probably freeze the chili and ragu, and the marinara too. I don't think the chicken breasts would fare so well if frozen - might end up tough and tasteless - but I'm not sure.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2013, 22:00 sauron
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 26, 2013, 18:28:
so I just got an alpha invite to Neverwinter. Whilst I don't hold out much hope for it anymore since PWE got involved I'm still curious to see how the Foundry will be for it and if it'll be possible to make some good modules at any rate.

I'm actually pretty psyched that NWN2 just arrived on GOG. Never managed to catch up with all that content since I tend to hang out in MMOs.

The original campaign was rather generic (played it), but maybe this will be the time I finally get to see all the great add-ons and mods (of which I have heard there are many!).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2013, 12:04 sauron
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 25, 2013, 18:44:
sauron wrote on Jan 25, 2013, 10:27:
Good article on Neil Degrasse Tyson's speech. A lot of it is true - government can fund basic science like nobody else. Other organizations always have a specific goal - curing a disease or making money.

Interestingly, the NIH has deliberately shifted towards translational research over the last 5 years. That means research focused on addressing human disease. For people like me, that's fine since I work on diseases of the brain and spinal cord. But if I was working on fly or worm development or something basic, I'd be in trouble.

You may not think that fly and worm development are very important, but most of the genes we know about today that are linked to human disease originally came from exactly those studies. It just takes a while for the studies to go from flies, to mice, to humans.

If what he said was true private enterprise would be all over it. It's not though so it's just another entitlement plea so that someone else pays for him to do stuff he wants to do. Get a real job. I'm not saying it isn't interesting or important it's just not John Q. Taxpayer's job to pay for it when his major concern is keeping a roof over his head, 3 squares a day and retiring without becoming homeless.

Government's only job - apart from basic oversight - should be to keep religious kooks from meddling in science's affairs. Think about how far stem research would be by now.

Actually, we have a clinical trial starting next month in patients, that is happening as a direct result of federally-funded research we have done in my laboratory. I was the Principal Investigator on the federal grant and the corresponding author on all the papers, and am also co-PI on the clinical trial. The trial is likely to improve quality of life for patients with an especially unpleasant form of an autoimmune CNS disease.

Bringing the relevant multinational biotech company on board would not have been possible without the work financed directly by the NIH. I can give you at least another 50 examples of similar stories, from other labs in my field, and many, many other fields.

Your tax dollars spent on scientific research make a direct contribution to human health. To think otherwise is absolutely misguided. The feds finance the initial research which is then used by the entire research pipeline - federal, nonprofit and for-profit biotech.

Also, Research Science is a real job. I am currently sitting in my office finishing another federal grant application on a Saturday afternoon while you are probably playing videogames.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2013, 12:55 sauron
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 25, 2013, 10:37:
Its good to know that Sauron works with brains and spinal coloumns, Im sure it has nothing to do with coercing humans or orcs to do His will...

...or turning fluffy kittens to the dark side, mwahahahaha.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2013, 10:27 sauron
 
Good article on Neil Degrasse Tyson's speech. A lot of it is true - government can fund basic science like nobody else. Other organizations always have a specific goal - curing a disease or making money.

Interestingly, the NIH has deliberately shifted towards translational research over the last 5 years. That means research focused on addressing human disease. For people like me, that's fine since I work on diseases of the brain and spinal cord. But if I was working on fly or worm development or something basic, I'd be in trouble.

You may not think that fly and worm development are very important, but most of the genes we know about today that are linked to human disease originally came from exactly those studies. It just takes a while for the studies to go from flies, to mice, to humans.
 
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