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AegonTargaryen  ·  2463 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Book Club: Blood Meridian: Updated Schedule and Stopping Point

Yo, can you add me to the list?

AegonTargaryen  ·  2488 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Fortieth Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

The entire Vampire Weekend discography. The first album I always loved but I wanted to get into their other two.

AegonTargaryen  ·  2490 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you reading now? Is it any good?

It is way more descriptive, totally worth it. The first one felt really close to the show, but A Clash of Kings actually deviates from the show a bit. That really kept me reading and I can only imagine all the things I'm still missing!

AegonTargaryen  ·  2490 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: UPDATE: Hubski Book Club: Blood Meridian

Alright, I've got the book and would love to be added to the list.

AegonTargaryen  ·  2490 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you reading now? Is it any good?

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin, part of the series A Song of Ice and Fire which HBO's Game of Thrones is based on.

I am really loving it so far. I'm really just excited to finally start reading things that haven't already happened in the show.

AegonTargaryen  ·  2491 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Microwave Test – an eye opener | USAHM Conspiracy News

Thanks! But since I saw the Snopes link I'm just gonna leave that experiment alone. (And not spend money buying a dozen plants)

AegonTargaryen  ·  2491 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Microwave Test – an eye opener | USAHM Conspiracy News

I did too, but it seems like it's been done.

AegonTargaryen  ·  2492 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Microwave Test – an eye opener | USAHM Conspiracy News

Well, I'll get back to you guys in two weeks. I'm going to verify this myself.

Edit: After coming back to the thread and seeing the Snopes link. I'm just gonna can my experiment since it's already been done exactly how I was going to do it.

AegonTargaryen  ·  2493 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Book Club: New Book Selection, New Rotation Leader, New Chapter.

I'd love a discussion about Catch-22, but if we're going McCarthy then I choose The Road.

AegonTargaryen  ·  2499 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: Where are you from?

Well, I was born in Folsom, CA.

http://i.imgur.com/bNV4MYDh.gif

And lived there until I was 6.

Then I moved to Fresno, CA, right in the middle of California's Central Valley.

And after I graduated high school I moved to San Luis Obispo, CA to go to college.

The picture below is from the top of Bishop's Peak. It really does look like that in real life and on sunnier days, it's even more breathtaking.

And then this next picture is of the beach just over the hill, Avila Beach. Again, it really does look like this.

And after all this, I am currently living in Fresno again.

AegonTargaryen  ·  2499 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: Where are you from?

Sweet. I'll go ahead and post then

AegonTargaryen  ·  2499 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Favorite Indie/Arcade game discussion

For me it's a tie between Braid and FTL

Braid reminds me a lot of Super Mario Bros. and I believe it's meant to. Some of the art and level design is obviously a parallel to Mario. The twist is that you can manipulate time. It creates some of the more difficult puzzles I've ever played in a game (the hardest was Space Chem). To keep it interesting, the way you manipulate time changes between each world. Some were easy, but some were incredibly challenging. And to finish it all off, the end of the game was incredible. That's really all I can say about it without giving anything away.

FTL is a rouge-like game where you captain a spaceship. What drew me in was how I hoped I could command all the aspects of my ship in battle like Admiral Adama from Battlestar Galactica and I wasn't far off. What kept me playing was how addicting the game became. There were so many small stories to find through it and so many things to discover that I regularly go back to play it. I have to warn you though, it usually takes a long time for your first win. It's difficult and sometimes unfair, but it is extremely rewarding when you finally win.

AegonTargaryen  ·  2499 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: Where are you from?

Do they need to be photos I've taken myself?

AegonTargaryen  ·  2500 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Instructor is anti plate tectonics.

I hope I'm not sticking my nose in this, but you could try another line of questioning with him (assuming he is subscribing the "the appearance of age", or Last Tuesdayism.

In that specific case, you could ask why plate tectonics are necessarily wrong. If the world were created five minutes ago, would it be wrong to say that trees are formed from seeds? You can deduce how something came into being without necessarily invalidating his creationist beliefs.

At least, maybe. I'm no philosopher and I doubt any line of questioning like this would end well.

AegonTargaryen  ·  2500 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: California raises minimum wage to $10

And as someone who earns minimum wage in California, I welcome the raise, but really hope that everything doesn't become more expensive as a result.

AegonTargaryen  ·  2500 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski app

If there ever is an API, I'll try my hand at making a Windows Phone app. I have made a few and know how much it sucks to be left behind when it comes to apps.

AegonTargaryen  ·  2500 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: As a new user, how can I add value to this community?

As a new user, I absolutely agree. It wasn't until I read the FAQ that I found out the hub wheel by comments wasn't sharing the comments. I didn't really want to share comments so, I hadn't upvoted any.

Furthermore, I found myself sharing posts too liberally. Anything that wasn't horrible I was sharing again. I ended up going back to unshare a lot of things I had originally shared.