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by Bleeding Star
Mon May 03, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you heading?
Replies: 616
Views: 193797

Re: Where are you heading?

I'm still stuck on the eternal postdoc treadmill. Interesting work but no job stability - already looking for another position. I have finished three years of compulsory service and then 3.5 years by contract in the same place at the Air Force base in guided bombs and missiles division, doing some v...
by Bleeding Star
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: April Fools
Replies: 37
Views: 11007

Re: April Fools

I think a key component of classic American humor is being able to laugh at yourself, which is why Europeans don't seem to get it. Really? The English are pretty good at having a laugh at themselves. Or were you talking about the continent? Americans as a whole don't strike me as particularly good ...
by Bleeding Star
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 127
Views: 45948

Re: What are you reading?

I enjoyed it more than his Mars trilogy. I read the Mars trilogy a while back and just couldn't get into it. The characters just left me cold. Maybe I'll have to try some of his other stuff. I'm currently reading the autobiography of Charles Darwin - it's pretty readable and nice and short. Some ni...
by Bleeding Star
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: sedodes active?! What gives?!
Replies: 84
Views: 20805

Re: sedodes active?! What gives?!

I'm saying that everything is influenced by stimuli. In the case of thoughts and decisions how you interpret the stimuli is entirely up to you but it exists in all circumstances whether it be internal or external, immediate or accumulated. Do you read fantasy at all? R. Scott Bakker's Prince of Not...
by Bleeding Star
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you eating?
Replies: 280
Views: 102798

Re: What are you eating?

Eauch. The first two sound awful, though I may be somewhat biased as I am allergic to peanuts. The last option sounds intriguing, though I'm concerned you may have a salt overload. As of a couple days ago I got basically free reign over the sandwiches in my lunch. Wednesday: Peanut butter and marmit...
by Bleeding Star
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where is Sedodes????
Replies: 39
Views: 12653

Re: Where is Sedodes????

Well, she sounds pretty nuts from what you've said, so perhaps divorce is the way to go. Then again, we know for sure that you're nuts. Good luck with the separation, in any case. I felt guilty for a while, until she took 45 minutes doing nothing but talking to me about how her psychologist agrees w...
by Bleeding Star
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Differences between SC1 and SC2
Replies: 15
Views: 7497

Re: Differences between SC1 and SC2

And yeah, the Androsynth Blazer in SC1 was damn near unusable as it sort of flies in a square rather than a circle. I'd forgotten that. It was bloody infuriating, and meant that the Guardian could really only be used effectively as a bubble/flee ship, which isn't really the most interesting of stra...
by Bleeding Star
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is your favourite SC race?
Replies: 53
Views: 17115

Re: Which is your favourite SC race?

I just can't choose! So many of the races are excellent. Both the Kzer-Za and Kohr-Ah make wonderful antagonists - the fact that you can feel some sort of sympathy for these monstrous creatures really shows how well written they are. I'd give a slight edge to the greens though, a little smarter and ...
by Bleeding Star
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favourite tunes?
Replies: 16
Views: 8632

Re: Favourite tunes?

Seriously, if you've never given the Precursors a listen, you owe it to yourself to do so right away, those guys are incredible (and based on our recent discussion at the UQM forum, unlikely to finish the remainder of the remixes anytime soon, if ever). Maybe I will have to, especially if they're n...
by Bleeding Star
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid volcano
Replies: 33
Views: 12457

Re: Stupid volcano

"If Katla blows"? As far as I understand, this particular volcano's eruptions have ALWAYS been followed by an eruption of Katla. It had better bloody not. It looks like things might be okay by the weekend and I'd like to keep it that way. Do people think that the govenments overreacted or was it a ...