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« on: July 23, 2005, 03:54:33 pm »

Tried fighting by yourself? You know, Cyborg is like...kind of gay Smiley

There is NOTHING WRONG WITH HOMOSEXUALITY Angry Get that out of your vocabulary


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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2005, 04:06:06 pm »

he means that the cyborg is happy Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2005, 05:03:30 pm »

Yeah, it just doesn't have enough anger for a proper fighting spirit. Channel your frustration Austin! Then you shall be the l33t pwnz0r!
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2005, 05:14:35 pm »

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Then you shall be the l33t pwnz0r!

god i hate that l33t shit.<---thats the first time i ever wrote in l33t.


being an avid computer geek since my dad introduced me to win95 and dos when i was 6, i kinda hate anything that doesnt make sense. Why dont people just come up with an actual language to use on the internet instead of a play with letters,numbers, and symbols?

oh and about the flagship question, why dont you buy technology from a certain supergiant local?
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2005, 06:30:40 pm »

being an avid computer geek since my dad introduced me to win95 and dos when i was 6, i kinda hate anything that doesnt make sense. Why dont people just come up with an actual language to use on the internet instead of a play with letters,numbers, and symbols?
Because "pwned" was such a common misspelling of "owned" that it because the norm for gamers.  Language is mutable, and somewhat uncontrollable in its mutations; it's rather easy to add something new, but you never know how long it will last.  "pwned" will probably last for some time, but I expect that most of those typing "l33t" will grow out of it eventually, as it seems to be a province of the young.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2005, 08:02:48 pm »

It's largely used for irony now -- the double humiliation of mocking someone and mocking them in such a lame fashion.  Telling someone that they've been "h4x0r3d" really conveys something that "hacked" doesn't; likewise "pwn" to "own," "r0x0r3d" to "rocked" and so forth.

And if Window 95 was already out when you were 6, you really shouldn't try to act like an old pro, son.

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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2005, 08:21:57 pm »

It's largely used for irony now -- the double humiliation of mocking someone and mocking them in such a lame fashion.  Telling someone that they've been "h4x0r3d" really conveys something that "hacked" doesn't; likewise "pwn" to "own," "r0x0r3d" to "rocked" and so forth.

And if Window 95 was already out when you were 6, you really shouldn't try to act like an old pro, son.

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being an avid computer geek since my dad introduced me to win95 and dos when i was 6, i kinda hate anything that doesnt make sense. Why dont people just come up with an actual language to use on the internet instead of a play with letters,numbers, and symbols?

Why don't people just use apostrophes, capitals at the start of their sentences, and why can't they just use commas the right way?

Okayokayokay.. I'm only 16 years old... But I've been playing SC2 and other games since.. well.. the original (eventually mastering english because of said games) AND I've got experience with a C64! Beat that! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2005, 04:48:41 am »

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It's largely used for irony now -- the double humiliation of mocking someone and mocking them in such a lame fashion.  Telling someone that they've been "h4x0r3d" really conveys something that "hacked" doesn't; likewise "pwn" to "own," "r0x0r3d" to "rocked" and so forth.

And if Window 95 was already out when you were 6, you really shouldn't try to act like an old pro, son.

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and to anybody who followed suit


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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2005, 04:49:27 am »

i really dont give a shit what anybody thinks about that, i am never posting on this one again.
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2005, 06:48:50 am »

"There is NOTHING WRONG WITH HOMOSEXUALITY"

There isn't? So if everyone was gay, how long do you think the species would last? Two genders = offspring = survival for humans. It is evolutionary, my dear watson.


"Get that out of your vocabulary"

You're going to force the world to stop using the word "gay"? Well, good luck then.


"Why dont people just come up with an actual language to use on the internet instead of a play with letters,numbers, and symbols?"

Smart people use language, dum bastards type out crap.


"Life's a bitch.."

Too true.


"so if you want to really have longevity, you really need to learn how to fight on your own."

Space is a tough place, where wimps eat flaming plasma death.


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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2005, 07:01:49 am »

Deus, are you trying to start a flame war? It was bad enough in here already.

"So if everyone was gay, how long do you think the species would last? Two genders = offspring = survival for humans. It is evolutionary, my dear watson."

How is that a valid argument? People should be able to choose whoever they want as a partner. Your argument is ludicrous anyway, because not everyone is gay. So before you try and play the social darwanist, think about it for a second. How would being gay be "wrong"? Even if, as you say, it's evolutionary, a gay person who does not reproduce (keep in mind that some do) would effectively eliminate themselves from the human gene pool. So why do you even care?

Using the word "gay" to mean "stupid" is offensive, just as much as any ethnic slur. Even if you don't agree with the lifestyle, give them the respect they deserve as human beings and don't use the word gay like that.
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2005, 02:50:55 pm »

If you're going to continue on this discussion, make a separate topic for it. In the StarBase Cafe.
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2005, 08:41:51 pm »

"If you're going to continue on this discussion, make a separate topic for it. In the StarBase Cafe."

Sorry for the off-topic posting. I just have to reply to the charges made against said party, also known as me.


"Deus, are you trying to start a flame war? It was bad enough in here already."

No, often by flame nuking a brewing flame war battlefield, one can stun the potential combatants into pacifism. It's illogical, but it sometimes works. And while I've been gone for a couple weeks, I don't think things are that bad. Interesting topics, polls, no flooding, etc.


"How is that a valid argument?"

Humans need two genders to reproduce. Snails can get away with one, but we're not snails, so no dice. While I am not molluskophobic, I do think two is a good number. It's the smallest natural number that is not single. If one is the loneliest number and three's a crowd, then two is just right.


"People should be able to choose whoever they want as a partner."

I noticed you said "a partner". In doing so, you have insulted the civil rights of muslims, mormons, and men who are under the delusion that they are good looking enough to attract more than one woman at a single time.


"Your argument is ludicrous anyway, because not everyone is gay."

Which is why I used the word "If". Plus, if the world continues to increase it's usage of pesticides, plastics and similar environmental hazards, who can say what'll happen.


"How would being gay be "wrong"?"

There is no ultimate definition of "wrong" and "right", it's a personal preference. So a question like this will receive a different response, based on who is asked.


"So why do you even care?"

If you're asking me if I care that homosexuality exists, then the answer is "I don't". But if someone tells me that I cannot say the word "gay" in a context that makes it sound like "sappy" or "weak" or "cowardly", then you'll get a response from me. "Gay" means "merry" or "happy" and if someone wants to use it in a way that carries the three definitions above, or something similar, then I don't see the big deal. I also don't really care if saying "god damnit" insults overly religious people. You can tell people what they "can" and "cannot" say, but unless you've got some duct tape on hand, you won't be able keep their mouths shut.


"Using the word "gay" to mean "stupid" is offensive, just as much as any ethnic slur."

Then so is using "the lord's name in vain".


"and don't use the word gay like that."

I didn't, but I wouldn't necessarily be a bad person if I did. Why? Because gay means happy and if happy people become sad when you use the word "gay", a certain way, then they can't be insulted because getting insulted made them sad, which means they are no longer gay, and thus do not fall under that definition. How's that for logic. Wink


As far as the original topic, use escorts to protect your mark 1 early on. Upgrade your engines and jets and eventually get yourself one or two powerful forward guns with tracking systems and a million energy producing systems. Then you will be almost invincible.
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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2005, 01:45:45 am »

If you use the word 'gay' as an insult then it will presume like you are bashing homosexuality. You can say that it means happy but it's still offensive. Granted, you were not the one who said it, but I don't understand why your defending it.

Saying 'a partner' was not offensive because it was not bashing the ability to have more then one partner. Nobody said 'thats so dumb its muslim' or 'thats so stupid is poligomus'.

Its true humans need to genders to reproduce, but reproduction isnt a problem. The world is over populated, and homosexuality has been around since at least the ancient greeks. The population has grown since then, and is continuing to do so at a very quick rate.
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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2005, 02:30:52 am »

Yeesh. Sorry guys for the misunderstanding , I didn't mean to harm anybody with that word, that wasn't my intention.
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