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« Reply #880 on: 2012-08-01, 15:56 »

Not sure which book since the quote's been referenced in many places, but the quote originally belongs to Irving Kristol, who is described as the "godfather of neo-conservatism".  The full quote is "A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality", referring to the notion that liberals tend to be idealists and dreamers that have not yet experienced much of the harshness of the real world which tends to conflict with their ideals and dreams of forming a Utopian society.  The notion is that reality "mugs" them of their idealism and brings them back down to earth.  Kristol was a former Trotskyist (Marxist).
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« Reply #881 on: 2012-08-01, 20:45 »

I figured you would lead me to its origins. I have been reading 'Cloud Atlas'
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« Reply #882 on: 2012-08-02, 05:02 »

Sometimes i wish i could be home and shoot demons in an dark corridor..instead of taking some girl to the zoo! *shurgs*

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« Reply #883 on: 2012-08-08, 21:56 »

A little birdy came to me today...



...and asked me to make all of the bad men go away.
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« Reply #884 on: 2012-08-09, 01:57 »

A little birdy came to me today...



...and asked me to make all of the bad men go away.
That looks familiar...
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« Reply #885 on: 2012-08-09, 03:21 »

A little birdy came to me today...


...and asked me to make all of the bad men go away.
That looks familiar...

Tron 2.0? I don't recognize the weapon...
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« Reply #886 on: 2012-08-09, 10:50 »

Tron 2.0? I don't recognize the weapon...

You are correct, sir!  The weapon is from the Xbox version of the game.

I wrote a program for Tron 2.0 that enables people to edit any existing model from either version of the game.

What you are seeing is the fruit of that labor along with a custom skin done by me as well. Slipgate - Smile
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« Reply #887 on: 2012-08-09, 20:57 »

Ooooh, is that a PFG? (Phoenix-Fire Gun?)  If not, very cool either way as it's in my colors.  Slipgate - Tongue
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« Reply #888 on: 2012-08-10, 21:54 »

Ooooh, is that a PFG? (Phoenix-Fire Gun?)  If not, very cool either way as it's in my colors.  Slipgate - Tongue

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« Reply #889 on: 2012-08-11, 09:54 »

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I had to ban FistMarine because he was adversely affecting the development of Generations by basically spamming me with long PM's about things I had already answered him on, as well as excessive narrative about things I really did not need to be PM'd about.  It's not something I wanted to do, but there was no other way to "encourage" him to focus his time and attention on his own interests and leave me alone to work on mine.  I don't mind helping someone out, but I kind of had to shove him out of the nest, so to speak.  When we get closer to 1.0 being finished and when he's matured a bit I'll probably unban him, but for now he needs to learn a bit of self-reliance.
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« Reply #890 on: 2012-08-11, 22:05 »

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Hmm, sad to see him go... for now. (so temp ban?)
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« Reply #891 on: 2012-09-03, 10:56 »

I'm kind of missing him myself. Was nice to see another DooM Marine from time to time. But I respect your reasoning Pho. Yes I haven't posted in a while but I do read the forums every once and a while... when I have time  Slipgate - Ninja . It's nice to see things are going on still though. Can't wait for the next update. Keep it up!  Doom - Love Doom - Love Doom - Love Slipgate - Love Slipgate - Love More for DooM sry Slippies! :p
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« Reply #892 on: 2012-09-03, 17:41 »

Well, per a discussion through his cousin's account, I think he understands what I was trying to tell him.  I've unbanned him and he's on "probation", as it were.  He'll have to fix his avatar.

I don't like permanently banning people, and I don't like banning at all if I can help it.  We tolerated dev/null for a very long time until he admitted that his only reason for being on the forum was to stir up trouble and troll.  The only time we'll ban without remorse is in the case of spam bots, anyone attempting to hack or damage the forum, or someone threatening forum members in any way.
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« Reply #893 on: 2012-09-03, 23:40 »

The decision to ban is a tough one especially in small communities where one day a contributor will decide to suddenly rebel for the lulz. It's a tough game of russian roulette.
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« Reply #894 on: 2012-09-04, 09:12 »

Oh. I really need to check in here from time to time me thinks. Didn't think things went that deep. My apologies. <sneaks back into the shadows>  Slipgate - Ninja Until next time  Slipgate - Smile

Nice to see everything is OK though.  Doom - Thumbs Up!
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« Reply #895 on: 2012-09-04, 15:18 »

We need to get off-topic again, fast!  Slipgate - Distraught
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« Reply #896 on: 2012-09-05, 00:09 »

We need to get off-topic again, fast!  Slipgate - Distraught
I like cheese!
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« Reply #897 on: 2012-09-10, 08:08 »

Cheese? Heh... cake is better  Doom - Love


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« Reply #898 on: 2012-09-11, 12:48 »

I got unbanned and I'm sorry that I spammed Phoenix PM's with my stupid messages but I won't do that I swear. I also feel sorry people noticed I was banned (was I first banned person from forum?) but now I'm back.  Maybe I'm the youngest member here, I'm 16 only.
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« Reply #899 on: 2012-09-11, 17:16 »

was I first banned person from forum?

Not the first, but hopefully the last.  Welcome back.
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