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Living Room / Re: Where did your DC user I.D come from?
« on: June 04, 2009, 07:03 AM »
Y'see, when people see my username, the first thing that often springs to their mind is "past tense of shake". But boy, is that wrong! So now i will share my incredibly epic story of how i got this here username... Which, conveniently, has stuck for several years, occasionally being replaced by names with more or less similar pronunciation, such as "Shewk", "Schewk", "Scheouwk" and so on. Not in any forums, though, where I'm consistently known as Shook. And while it does share the initial letter with my first name, it has nothing to do with it. Now, on to the story...

I was playing a game called Crusaders of Space: Open Range, which is a Space Invaders-style game with much better graphics. In this game, whenever you had shot down a new type of enemy ship, you would get some information about the ship type, such as speed, armor and firepower. You also got the name of the ship, which more often than not included a nickname as well. So, i had just shot down a tough, blocky ship (the ship itself is irrelevant, really), and when i went to look at the ships info, i saw nothing less than a miracle written down in text... "Shook", the ship was called. Ever since i saw that, I've used that name consistently, not even knowing that it was the past tense of "shake" until much later. Also, the game is strictly singleplayer, so I've not taken the nickname from anybody. =P

And there you have it, the wonderful story of how i got the name "Shook".

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Living Room / Re: What annoys you to no end?
« on: May 27, 2009, 08:29 AM »
Computer-related hate train departing now, toot-toot!

- Pop-ups. Seriously, they're just obstructions, and something tells me that the amount of clicks is about 1 per 10000 pop-ups.
- Excessively animated banner ads (HELLO ADVENTUREQUEST). They use a lot of bandwidth, which slows down both browsing and flash games.
- Anti-virus/spyware programs that say "Oh hay you have like one million problems on your PC, buy this product to get rid of them!".
- Programs that crash and freeze up for no reason. (I think i stated this one previously, but that was about video games. =P)
- Programs that get all "Our program is THE BEST PROGRAM EVAR!", after which you find out that it's a bunch of... Poo.
- Time limited trial versions of any kind. Seriously, just give me a cut-down demo without timer, and i'll be happy, and i might even buy the product.
- Computers that start so slowly that a european forest slug could crawl all the way across the monitor before the computer was ready. (School computers, grr! *Shakes fist*)
- Blue screen of death. I don't think this needs any explanation.
- Unintuitive interfaces. Sure, i can live with them, but i'd rather not have to.
- The Match 3 genre of games. The first few were pretty good, but the next million? Not as much. Even the few twists the developers sometimes apply can't save it from the demon that is known as "hopeless cloning".

... Off the top of my head. ;)

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Living Room / Re: Lawn of the Dead
« on: May 24, 2009, 03:08 PM »
Ahh, Plants vs. Zombies. Great game, that. Brilliantly made, and crammed full of humor and personality. Even zombies, who are usually seen as horrifying undead monsters who will eat peoples brains, manage to look comical without being ridiculous, while still being brain-eaters. Also, their expressions are downright priceless when they take a bite of garlic. :D
The varying mini-games on every 5th level are also quite fun, and break up what could have been a monotonous flow.

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Living Room / Re: What annoys you to no end?
« on: May 24, 2009, 01:56 PM »
Well, there are a number of things that tick me off, considering my bad temper, but there are some that stand above everything else:
- When people intentionally take and/or mess with my stuff, without my permission. Even more so if the intention is to annoy me.
- When people frame me, as in, they say that i did something that i didn't do in reality. Even if people were kidding, i would take it as a grave offense.
- Being interrupted repeatedly while speaking. Luckily not an issue over the internet. ;)
- When people prevent me from doing whatever I'm doing or what I'm about to do (scratching my head, laying my arm across my stomach or whatever).
- Constantly losing at the same point in a video game.
- Video games that crash repeatedly and without any reason. (I'm looking at you, Fallout 3!)

... Can't be good for my mental health. :huh:

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My reaction was neutral/positive (as in, funny-positive) most of the time. However!
Spoiler
The thought of a tapeworm dangling out of my ass repulsed me.


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Living Room / Re: How many furries here at DC?
« on: April 22, 2009, 02:00 PM »
I am probably a slight furry, though it's probably more scalie than furry, and even more geary/whatever you call robot fandom. :huh:
I'd never go around stating that i'm not human inside and out, though, as that would be like calling a pencil a dishwasher. (Those nouns were picked randomly, mind you)
This mainly reflects in my choice of subject when doing pixel art, as i'd usually choose to sprite a robot over a human/living being.

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Living Room / Re: The need to unplug and recharge is upon me
« on: April 16, 2009, 12:46 PM »
Well, the need to take a break from the computer very rarely strikes me (being one o' those teen gamers and such), but i can imagine how you feel. Stuff needs to get done, and it won't happen while the computer is on, so the only thing to do would be to turn it off.
But for me, it's actually pretty much the opposite, needing to have a break from the relentless schoolwork. In week 14 this year, we had no less than 6 assignments due different days in the week (could have been 8, if the Danish/English essays weren't due the preceding week). It's pretty stressful to sit on a Saturday and think: "Oh god, 2 assignments for Monday, 1 for Tuesday, another 1 for Wednesday..." and so on. It just feels... Overwhelming. That's when i start to think that i need a break, but i also know that my mother would have a fit if i didn't do the assignments. (Worth noting is that i made them all, just so i don't seem too lazy)
...
And yet again i manage to ramble. Enjoy your break! :)

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Living Room / Re: Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide!
« on: April 10, 2009, 04:58 PM »


I laughed, so hard. Best article EVER! ;D
... He/she/they forgot to mention that a large part of every human body consists of DHMO. Truly an infestation of pandemic proportions, this.

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Living Room / Re: Conficker - The Facts
« on: April 09, 2009, 06:16 AM »
Oh no, absolutely not. It's probably just me being bad at expressing myself. It's just that in my experience, the internet isn't always reliable when it comes to telling true stories. (Though it should be mentioned that DC is the nicest bunch o' people i've met on the internet, by far)
Just disregard my previous questions, doesn't matter anyhow. But thank you for... Uhm... Darn, can't find the words, but thanks. :)

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Living Room / Re: Moar lightsabers plz
« on: April 07, 2009, 04:39 PM »
I found myself compulsively firing up the Gimp and adding lightsabers to pictures that caught my fancy in travels around the 'net.
I find this awesome. Way to go, man! :)
Also, gorillas with lightsabers? Whoa. Now we just need a manta ray lightsaber battle. ;)

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Living Room / Re: Conficker - The Facts
« on: April 07, 2009, 05:07 AM »
More like, is anything actually going to happen? Because if it really is real, i'm surprised at how well it has hidden itself from the Danish news. As mentioned earlier, they're like a gorilla on a banana when it comes to bad news of such a scale. (I mean, this should at least merit the same level of attention as an airplane crash in USA, considering how widespread it supposedly is)
I guess i'm just a skeptic, but i find it very suspicious when it's set to go off at April 1st, or rather, the end of it.
But before i start sounding offensive, let me rephrase my question: Has anyone here been affected by Conficker yet? I'd like some proof of its existence, as i'm one of those annoying "proof or it didn't happen" kind of guys.

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Living Room / Re: Conficker - The Facts
« on: April 05, 2009, 05:17 PM »
I just can't help wondering if anything actually happened at the time/date where people were all "OH SNAP WE'RE GOING TO BE BLASTED BY CONFICKER"? I mean, in my everyday, i've literally seen nothing regarding this Conficker, and the Danish news are usually eager to pounce on any major (bad) news outside Denmark, especially one like this of such potential magnitude. (Say that 10 times fast >.>)
The most i've seen of it is sporadic threads on forums here and there, but nothing about if anything actually happened. People do say that bad things will happen, but so far, i've seen... Well, nothing. Personally, i'm starting to doubt the existence of this virus. Am i totally alone in this?

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Living Room / Re: Should we have a yearly Best Avatar award on DC?
« on: April 01, 2009, 03:49 PM »
Not at all. Like, totally, not at all. Seriously.
... Allright, you got me. But as a matter of fact, my previous avatar was outdated, and i thought i might as well update. ;)

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Living Room / Re: Should we have a yearly Best Avatar award on DC?
« on: March 31, 2009, 01:24 PM »
Heh, i've seen a fair few cool avatars in here, wouldn't be able to decide for a carp. =P
Nudone's is pretty cool though, i like that sneaky Cody trick. Never seen it before. :)

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I've had some serious laughs from this thread! :D (Silly humor, it's all me)
I think i'll be daring enough to post one of the things i've made...

Unexpected error lol.png

Also, a weird thing i once saw in the Vista sidebar's currency translation gadget:

whatthefuck.PNG

Now i'm seriously concerned about the economy.

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Living Room / Re: Meme time! Five Things People Don't Know About Me
« on: February 21, 2009, 01:53 PM »
The latter. How one pronounces it is probably dependent on your nationality, though. "Ohmfguh!" :huh:
Be careful though, it might stick to your tongue... But luckily, "LOL" and such aren't unknown (or unused) terms in my class. >.>
Fun fact: If i "catch" a meme on the internet, it usually goes over to my mouth as well.

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Living Room / Re: Tower Defense Flash Game of the Week: Ravine
« on: February 18, 2009, 03:27 PM »
Great Tower Defense game, with superb graphics. It's quite hard, though. Nearly got killed in level 2 by one sneaky dragon that slipped past my initial defense and started munching on my castle. :|
Thanks for sharing!

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Living Room / Re: Meme time! Five Things People Don't Know About Me
« on: February 17, 2009, 01:54 PM »
Interesting thread, this. I'm positively surprised that I'm not as odd as i thought i was... :) (No offence intended)

1. However outgoing i might seem to be over the internet, i am, in fact, a rather shy fellow.

2. There's many things that i just can't take as seriously as i should. (School, for instance)

3. I am paranoid and have an exceptionally short temper. Darn those bullies at elementary... >_>

4. Despite being a fairly big geek, i find MMORPGs boring after gaining the first few levels. There are a few exceptions, of course.

5. My spoken language is 80% danish, 10% English, 5% gamer slang and 5% leet. Yes, that means that i tend to go "LOL", "ROFFLE" and "OMFG" out loud.

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I'd love to have a new CPU... Really, my current one is the bottleneck of my PC in several games now, GTA IV amongst them. I'm almost certain that it might improve performance in other places as well. (Good god, i know that this can be misread as... You know, but that is not what I'm talking about. >.>)
A new GFX card wouldn't be bad either, though it isn't on the list of top priorities. My GeForce 8800 has served me quite well so far... And if my older brother gets a new one, i can run two 8800's in SLI. And that would, as far as i know, be some pretty darn serious graphical processing power. :)
It's mostly the CPU that's pressing though, but that will also require a new motherboard, unfortunately. I suppose that's on my list as well then.

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Personally, i go for the wired mice, but when sitting in the class, it's not quite as practical, and the wireless mouse i have is much easier to carry around and manage... Though, a week or two ago or something, when i was about to fire up a nice round of Alien Shooter: Vengeance do some veeeeeeeeeery important schoolwork, the mouse just didn't do anything. To my horror, it had ran out of power, and i had no batteries within a one mile radius. So i had to resort to... *Gasp* ... Touchpad. And less mouse-intensive games fewer cursor movements on the programs. And frankly, that sucked. There is also this little problem with the mouse having a sub-par signal strength, so if it's too far away from the USB thingy (which i conveniently place on the opposite side of my mousing hand, placing a laptop in between) or if anything blocks the signal, it can get all screwy. That's probably just this mouse though, but still, having to switch batteries from time to time bugs me... Especially when i forget to bring new batteries. I have to admit that not having a wire attached is a lot easier to manage in class though. As if people tripping over my power cord wasn't enough...

P.S. But really, i only game in the breaks. Also, forgive me if I'm out of context, didn't read page 2.

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Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Game Review: Cortex Command
« on: December 11, 2008, 03:05 PM »
*Nudge*

Cortex Command just recently became compatible with Macs, so if you're a Mac user, and you've been dying to play it, now's the chance! :)

http://www.datarealm...for-mac-osx-is-here/

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Living Room / Re: Your favorite quotes?
« on: December 05, 2008, 07:01 AM »
"There are only two endless things: The universe, and the human stupidity." - Albert Einstein

Both funny and true at the same time. :o

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Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Game Review: Cortex Command
« on: November 28, 2008, 04:11 PM »
- So if you're ever going to buy it, do it now, as it's extremely unlikely to get any cheaper than this. ;)

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Living Room / Re: How to tell if your cat is plotting to KILL you
« on: November 27, 2008, 02:29 PM »
I like cats, but i don't exactly like their claws. All sharp 'n' rakey, just waiting to tear me apart...

*Dons claw-proof suit*

Come on now, murderous cats!
Very funny though, it had me snickering/giggling most of the time! ;D

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Living Room / Re: Flash Game of the Week: Robokill
« on: November 09, 2008, 08:34 AM »
I must say, this is definitely among the best of flash games i've ever played. I enjoyed every second! :)

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