John117_MC

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    • Hey all

      10 years ago

      John117_MC

      I've decided to experiment with a name change. I've "temporarily" moved to this account, JohnMatt. Basically I'm not sure if I want to give up on this account yet or not, it has a decent amount of history built into it.

      Anyway, when I decide I'll let ya'll know.

      Also, I sent out a bunch of friend requests on the new account but I probably missed some people. If I missed you, just send me one.

    • The most important question ofthe decade

      in Forums > The most important question ofthe decade | Follow this topic

      John117_MC

      WHAT THE HELL ARE WE GONNA CALL YEAR 2010?

      Protip: not whatever you just said in your head

      There are tons of options here. Is it twenty-ten?" Two thousand ten? Two thousand and ten? Two oh ten? What about in shorthand? What are we all gonna say when we're old and moderately fatter, telling anyone who will listen about useless drivel? "Back in '10, I was working on the blah blah government funded shrine to Obama blah blah." That just sounds silly.

      Now while this has been a bit light hearted so far, it is a real question. What the hell are we gonna do say in the future?

      Also FYI I had to combine of and the in the title to make it fit. Not a typo.

      59 replies

    • Skype issues.

      in Forums > Skype issues. | Follow this topic

      John117_MC

      Every time I start Skype, I get this (spray paint is obviously added by me):

      skype.jpg

      I've had Skype on this computer and had it work before, but I think that was before I formatted a while ago. This is after a fresh install of Skype software, and after numerous attempts of uninstalling and reinstalling, with reboots at all stages. None of that has worked. However, those uninstalls have been done via the "Add or Remove Programs" function because there doesn't appear to be an "uninstall" option in the Skype subfolder on the start menu.

      Possible fixes?

      Oh, right. XP, all windows updates are up to date.

      Post edited 3/16/09 9:44PM

      11 replies

    • 25000

      10 years ago

      John117_MC

      So in case you're wondering how I got that little 25k 20k posts milestone (currently at 33680 btw), just check my log.

      For those of you who can't, let's just say I'd call 40 posts before 5 AM a solid day's work.

      No, but really, PCE forum. I wonder how many I'd have if the PCE forum hadn't been completely wiped a couple years ago. Probably over 50k I think.

      It feels good to be active in PCE again. It's been a while.

    • Braid.

      10 years ago

      John117_MC

      Finished it for a friend at his house today. I'd never actually done it on my console (it took both of us and his girlfriend to figure out some of the puzzles).

      My mind is fucking blown.


      Actually now it is really blown since I've looked up the bit about the stars and the alternate ending and the hidden meanings. MAJOR SPOILERS: Braid is apparently about the nuclear bomb and is a critique of it. The Princess is the bomb. Holy fucking shit. Let no one ever say video games cannot be art.

    • Dino Lamps Part Deux

      10 years ago

      John117_MC

      Okay so Trex and Triceratops are totally done guys! Here are some action shots!

      This is T-rex. He's on the table next to my computer.

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      This is Triceratops. He's currently on the dining room table but I'm gonna put him in my bedroom somewhere.

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      They're glowing like pros.

    • Dinosaur Lamps

      10 years ago

      John117_MC

      T-rex head!

      Photo_02.jpg

      T-rex upper body on a lamp shade! (also known as "Mrs. T-rex")

      Photo_021.jpg

      Triceratop completed!

      Photo_022.jpg

      I haven't finished T-rex yet because the bulb is pretty much unreachable once you put him together, and I don't have a bulb for either yet (it doesn't take a typical bulb... needs a lower wattage). That's why there aren't any shots with them actually being on.

      BUT i'M PUMPED.

      T-rex is sitting next to me entirely assembled except his tail, waiting for a bulb.

      B)

    • Quick question - converting to MP4

      in Forums > Quick question - converting to MP4 | Follow this topic

      John117_MC

      What is the best (free) program to use for converting MPEG and other audio files to MP4 format? I'd just google it but when it comes to such things there are tons of results, many which are only trials and others that are actually malware and such. So, recommendations?

      5 replies

    • Evolution

      in Forums > Evolution | Follow this topic

      John117_MC

      Considering the only active evolution thread covers more than 2 years and hasn't been used in over 6 months, I think a new evolution thread is in order, and given that only 4 in 10 Americans have been solidly convinced regarding the theory of evolution (source: Blog thread), not to mention that a number of users here are either ignorant of the science or simply deny the theory altogether, I think the forum would benefit greatly from such a discussion.

      First things first. I feel this bit is important, so I'm going to emphasize it. Anyone participating in this thread should ensure they have read the second post in this thread before engaging in discussions in this thread. It isn't any huge amount of text; it's only a little over one page. Even those of us who have read it before would do well to read it again to ensure that we all have a solid base to start from.

      Secondly, for the record, the following is a short list of things this thread should cover:

      - The history of the theory of evolution
      - The scientific basis for the theory of evolution
      - Policies (governmental, educational, and otherwise) relating to the theory of evolution (both what they are now and what they should be)
      - Any developments or discoveries related to the theory of evolution

      That said, I encourage everyone to discuss this topic vigorously. Not only is it an important one, but having a solid, clean discussion we can reference in the future will be rather beneficial to this forum (imho of course).

      (This is the part where some fundie says something silly and Pal_sch comes in and delivers a smackdown or otherwise gives some much needed enlightenment)

      837 replies

    • From bad, good

      10 years ago

      John117_MC

      Hey so you may have noticed that one of the changes made on Thursday to the site was that all avatars are displayed as squares. For the most part I've seen them get chopped off to make a square, but I've also seen a couple resized, so I'm not sure of the pattern. Either way, the only way to make sure your image is represented as you uploaded it is to make it a square.

      While that sucks imo, I had an interesting idea because of it. Everyone should upload a square image of a letter (any letter, just pick one) and set it as their primary. Then, just participate on the site like you normally do. As you read threads and journals and such, look at everyone's avatars and try to find words! That's about it.

      I linked to an image with Scrabble style letters in a comment on my M image. You don't have to use that style letter, you can use whatever you want (obviously, it's your image section).

      Note that while that people probably tend to pick a consonant to represent themselves for whatever reason (maybe because they make up 80% of the alphabet), vowels probably make up around one third of all letters used in typical speech (pick a sentence here and check if you want), so please, seriously consider picking a vowel.

      I'll probably make a group for this just to track participation and for chatter related to the idea. I'll link that here if it gets made.

      -edit-

      Group!

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  • Comments (679)

    • Rowen

      10 years ago

      well, it's just entertainment folks

    • DU_Stars_Fan

      10 years ago

      aadcrc or whatever her name is on here...just give us a room and we're there.

    • DU_Stars_Fan

      10 years ago

      Found the mouse, Amber and I are in.

    • BobLablaw

      10 years ago

      God, he's either an idiot, or a failed troll.

    • vitaminE169

      10 years ago

      I'm not sure how far back it goes but as far as I know the name Archibald is traditional in the family for the first born son of each generation

    • vitaminE169

      10 years ago

      yes that sounds right. Archibald Mackay/McKay on my leg of the tree.

    • John117_MC

      10 years ago

      No, not really. All I know is it was Americanized to Mackay when someone (great grandfather or older) immigrated through Ellis Island.

    • vitaminE169

      10 years ago

      do you do any genealogy?

    • vitaminE169

      10 years ago

      about the coat of arms, for me its spelled Mackay and that would be it.

    • The_Lady_Fey

      10 years ago

      Yup. That's exactly how I found you guys. You know, I am a little jealous of all the attention you are getting! Our club is the most active according to the stats, but it looks like you may have just taken the lead!

    • The_Lady_Fey

      10 years ago

      What i'm saying is that I am clearly not the only person that is having this same issue. When you have, say a handful of people fuck something up, then you can probably think " okay, they are idiots."
      But...when you have such an obvious pecentage of posts being deleted, and members being neg modded all over the joint? There's a problem with the way it was set up.
      Not that we over in the Asylum haven't had the same problem from time to time. But we don't go around fucking people over when it happens. If it is something we can fix, we do. If it's not, then we correct the member in question. Happens all the time.

    • UnstableGirl

      10 years ago

      um ok.... im confused lol

    • Bryy

      10 years ago

      There is something incredibly ironic about a biblethumper having a House avatar.

    • Baraxis

      10 years ago

      Hmm..

    • Baraxis

      10 years ago

      I understood the ending, yes... I just didn't see how it fit into everything else. I assumed that basically everything he did, and everything you read about in the books, with him loving her and whatever, was all delusion on his part... but even so, I've no idea what the "story" of the game is, except for the ending.

    • Baraxis

      10 years ago

      I completely beat the game, my friend, but I just didn't understand it...

    • daruma

      10 years ago

      I did, though it was a while ago. Don't remember exactly what I got for it.

    • jeff Shorts Forum Mod

      10 years ago

      It is also nearly 1 am Eastern time, so I'm not sure how surprising it is that there aren't any admins on right now.

      That's true. I just feel like there's only maybe 6 active administrators, and there's a buttload of forum specific mods that have limited power to do anything.

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      10 years ago

      Um, I'm pretty sure that is the most amazing dream ever.

      A++ would unknowingly participate in dream again.

    • ah64mech13

      10 years ago

      Hey, Throwing out an olive branch, sorry for being rude on the gun control page.

    • Bryy

      10 years ago

      Did he just imply that we CREATED holes in his logic by addressing that there were?

    • Eclecticore no longer 25 cents

      10 years ago

      Yeah, it's readable.

    • troy0891

      10 years ago

      I love those books! Mine has a different cover but includes all the books and I think it's got a short story or two in it. It's been ages since I've read it though.

    • troy0891

      10 years ago

      hey you. i messaged you on facebook today. i saw that it was your birthday and wanted to wish you a happy one. I hope that it was one. seems I never see you around any more. How have things been? You gonna give us another journal to update things soon?

    • Bryy

      10 years ago

      I guess I am a glutton for punishment.

    • Bryy

      10 years ago

      (although I do love how he said "stop picking on everyone!")

    • Bryy

      10 years ago

      Okay, you're on your own. It's not that I can deal with them, it's just that I don't care to deal with a Younger, Dumber LTArnie.

    • Bryy

      10 years ago

      Hey John,
      As a White Male, did you ever think you would live to see this day? The day a man became president?

    • LTedd

      10 years ago

      Okay thanks from reading through that forum I can tell one wrong post can cause alot of problems.....

    • Bryy

      10 years ago

      Why
      WHYWHYWHY
      do we get more stupid religious users than smart

    • LTedd

      10 years ago

      Hey should I make a topic for the Iceland Riots or just leave it be?

    • ShadowStylez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      In reply to ShadowStylez, #8:

      You mean that one in the 50+ Karma Forum that he can't access?

      That I mentioned two posts above yours?

      Yeah.

      Yeah, my bad. I didn't read any of the other posts and I never remember that thread is in the 50+ Forum. It really needs to be moved or there should be another for those who are less than 50.

    • jackiebot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold me irl

      10 years ago

      ....yeah, guy. i'm more attentive than that.

    • jackiebot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold me irl

      10 years ago

      D:


      I guess i'll have to throw out that "JohnMatt & Jackie BFFs" collage i made...

    • jackiebot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold me irl

      10 years ago

      wait, i thought we were friends already...

      let's change that, you in?

    • DaDouche

      10 years ago

      I don't know what happened with my W's.

      obviously I took a bit of tumble of off warrior tower and don't ever remember it.

      ;)

      Post edited 12/25/08 9:00AM

    • invertedcoma

      10 years ago

      For the letter group how do you get a letter, or were can I pick mine.

      Post edited 12/22/08 7:45AM

    • Grifism

      10 years ago

      Yeah The Samepage Reply thing is a Big help.

      I still don't like the image thing. I guess I'll get over it.

    • Grifism

      10 years ago

      Well now I kind of Feel bad For the Little Dweeb( smiley8.gif )

      I don't see why Gus doesn't just post the Dev Days now. I rather liked knowing the changes, unlike now I have to figure out when something new is added by myself .

    • Grifism

      10 years ago

      And Sorry For My ignorance. I rarely Post in that thread due to the harsh nature of most people in there. It seems that if you make one blunder they're ready to crucify you and they seem to side with the Staff on every issue.

      And me Insulting Ben was part of the Joke. Because supposedly Ben Banned Someone for Calling him a Dweed and Insulting Dev Days awhile ago.

    • Grifism

      10 years ago

      Um...Really? Did you not sense the sarcasm in that Journal? I know it's sometimes hard, but really no need to insult someone you don't even know.

    • alexthegreat

      10 years ago

      Already posted a newspost! :P

    • Jabberwocky

      10 years ago

      You know E is symmetrical too, but only along one axis, whereas O is symmetrical along two.


      Oh noes! You've figured out my weakness! Now you know which axis of symmetry I am attracted to!

    • alexthegreat

      10 years ago

      Yeah!

    • warmsox Sports Forum Moderator

      10 years ago

      If your Xbox has an HDMI plug in the back then just buy this, and you're good to go.

    • johnclark075

      10 years ago

      BTW, love the Rorschach pics

    • Rowen

      10 years ago

      I'm not sure you'll see my post in the thread asking you this question, so I'm asking here as well.

      Have you seen this before?


      Duh.

      Dream Evil <3

    • warmsox Sports Forum Moderator

      10 years ago

      I can tell you for a fact that the difference between component cables and HDMI on that tv is very noticeable, especially for xbox.

    • TheTaco007

      10 years ago

      Hey dude, do you mind me adding you on account of us both having the 20K posts?

    • alexthegreat

      10 years ago

      ALREADY DID BROSKI

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