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Jul 5, 20118/10. Super cool that it's animated - and props for Fallout! I agree that there's a bit much going on. Perhaps if you chose one of those two guys (rather than both) and got rid of the other.Posted in: Off-Topic
Also the "I'm about to choke a b***h in hea!" quote and ASCII character kind of take away from it a bit, tbh.
Jul 2, 2011Posted in: General DiscussionQuote from kdt05b
I appreicate the discussion and thank you for the point's you've made. I'll certainly consider them in all future posts. I honestly hadn't really thought about how dated some of the points I'd made were.
As an aside about being an agnostic. And again, this is by no means an attack on you or anything. But if you are not looking for the truth (whatever you find to be your truth) then you will remain an agnostic forever. Just a thought.
There's nothing wrong with being an agnostic. I have found my truth. My philosophy is such that I believe human beings are too flawed and our perceptions too limited to ever really know anything for sure - as such I cannot fully deny or accept any god.
Jul 1, 2011I continue to disagree with your idea of what constitutes a society. There are countless Muslim people who do not live in primarily Muslim countries or Arabic countries and live life by very different rules. There are different ways to take Islam, just as there are different ways to take Christianity, Judaism etc. Islam is only a part of someone's culture, and there are extraordinary differences between a Muslim living in Palestine versus a Muslim living in Canada (for example). To lump all people of one religion together as if they all had exactly the same culture is a bit ridiculous, in my opinion.Posted in: General Discussion
Again you're talking about "an area" that is "pure theocracy" etc, you're still not naming any particular place(s). The entire Middle East is not run by militant Islamist groups or Muslim dictators (especially in recent years as things have begun to change there). Three are some countries with a lot of freedom in terms of culture and religion - just as much as you might find in America. Just as an American might look down at someone for being a foreigner or for being non-christian or non-white (not all Americans, obviously, but some) so to might some of the people in these nations do the same for non-muslims or non-arabs, but that is true almost anywhere.
If you want to be more specific and say maybe Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, then I could agree with the notion of violent reprisal for non-Islamic beliefs, etc. When it comes to a 'ruling elite' - Hell, look at the Roman Catholic church and their papalcy!
I don't see how my personal religious beliefs enter into this discussion, but I will quickly address the matter so that people understand what I'm talking about: Agnostic Atheism is not an oxymoron. It means that while I believe in no deity or God, I am open to the possibility that one might exist. I find there to be little to no evidence that God, A God, or Gods exist - but my personal philosophy prevents me from speaking empirically on the matter. You can choose to think of me as a lazy atheist if you so choose, but it's not about being lazy. It's about deciding that there is not enough evidence on either side of the debate to make an intelligent decision.
Jul 1, 2011Posted in: General DiscussionQuote from kdt05b
Inspired not so much by the thread topic, but from the discussion that arose from Daemaro's post here, I thought I'd share a video I came across a couple months ago. Looking at it, it's actually been two years since it was uploaded, so maybe it's old news and I'm just really behind the times.
I don't know how to embed the video, so if somebody else wants to, it's this one.
What are your thoughts on this?
Living in the US, the way I see it, in not too many years, we'll either be owned by China, or in not many more years, we will become a Muslim nation.
Now before people tear into me (I don't think anybody here would, but all the "discussions" on Kotaku and Gizmodo and such make me want to add a disclaimer), I want to point out that I have nothing against Muslims as individuals. I do believe that as a society, you are in it until you die...or else. I also think that as a nation they are nothing more than bullies. You might have to dig to find information, but there is a reason why Nike is the #1 supporter of Muslims internationally, and in my opinion, from what I've read/heard, it is mainly due to threats of the infamous "jihad"
Now, I have never made a formal study of any of this. I just find all the little tidbits of information quite interesting. I welcome any- and everybody to correct me on points that are incorrect. So...back on topic...what are your thoughts?
Your errors and misguided ideas are quite numerous (esp. in regards to Islam). I myself am an agnostic atheist w/ no Muslim or Arabic ancestry, but I at least understand a few of these key facts:
Islam is not a society. It is a religion. You are not in it until you die anymore than you are w/ Christianity or Judaism or Buddhism. You can convert out of it just like any other religion. As with any other religion, you may or may not experience backlash based on the sorts of people you know.
Islam is also not a nation. Now, I'm pretty sure you knew this and weren't speaking literally - but then I must ask which nation you were speaking of. There are no nations that are 100% Muslim. There are countries with a majority, but to suggest that most of them are "bullies" anymore than most Western or Eastern powers is absolutely ridiculous. Look at America, Britain, North Korea, China. Those countries are dangerous bullies in their own rights.
What on earth does Nike have to do with anything? Where are you getting the idea that Nike is the #1 supporter of Muslims? That doesn't even make sense. Do you mean they donate the most money to mosques, that they personally fund Muslim people, or that they invest in Muslim-run countries/companies? You can't just throw such a vague and relatively meaningless fact into an argument for no good reason - so what's your reason?
A Jihad? Seriously? The Muslim world is going to hold a Jihad against Nike? Yeah - right. Not only does the Muslim world as a whole not condone any Jihads, Jihad doesn't even always refer to a "holy war" as most people in the West incorrectly assume. I believe it means "struggle" and there are many personal ways in which to experience Jihad.
At most one small group of Muslims might announce their hatred for Nike (who, btw, is a terrible organization that has and does abuse international child labour) - but how is this different than any other group announcing a hatred for any other organization? Should PETA or GreenPeace be denounced for hating companies that do animal testing? Should we assume that all Americans are associated with these groups and that they all believe the same way?
I'm glad you're at least open to listen to reason - but you've really got a long way to come. The American government and media has done an awful lot to skew your impression of foreign nations and exotic religions. The amount of xenophobia bred into Americans from birth is just shocking.
I sincerely hope you do some more research on Islam, the Middle East, and the world in general before you make any more such statements. I'm not going to go into anything further about Christianity or America or the idea that change is somehow evil, but I want to ask that you seriously consider your stance on all these points and really ask yourself where your beliefs come from and whether or not real facts validate them.
Jun 30, 2011I think the man is right to feel sorry and accept the fine - great.Posted in: General Discussion
I think the police are in the right to make it clear that they need the correct info off the bat - great.
I don't think the man should have been fined $500. That is EXCESSIVE! They were obviously going to check that footage anyways, and did not simply take him on his word, so I don't see how this delayed the investigation. The only delay would have been the two minutes it took to write the poor sucker a $500 fine.
Jun 30, 2011http://www.chicagotr...0,5766359.storyPosted in: General Discussion
A man was fined $500 after finding a bag full of $17,000 and turning it in to the cops... except that he told them he found it somewhere other than where he actually found it...
What what in the butt?
PS: Beat you to it, Daemaro!
Jun 22, 2011Thanks for the compliments guys! We're trying to make a giant epic explorable, roleplay-able world!Posted in: Other Games
Current beta. It is an ongoing modern server. The images were taken using a couple different texture packs. MCME has it's own texture pack as well.Quote from Vortrall
Is that in classic, classic beta, or current beta? I can see the water flowing, but it's a different color than I'm used to. Either that or it's modded.
We're looking at possibly making skeletons/zombies orcs and such, yes.Will they include goblins, orcs and Uruk-hai?
I'm actually leading the design/build team for Helm's Deep. We're at about 15% right now I'd say (until total completion, including detailed housing/barracks/etc). I can show you some pictures from the construction job if you'd like.and how complete is Helm's deep?
Jun 22, 2011Hey guys. If any of you really love Minecraft AND Lord of the Rings, you guys should check out this other server too: http://www.diablofans.com/topic/25593-minecraft-middle-earth/Posted in: Clans and Communities [NA]
As long as it doesn't detract from the DFans Server, of course!
Jun 22, 2011Posted in: Other GamesOf all the projects using Minecraft as a medium, MCME is quite possibly the most detailed and incredibly large undertaking ever. We are working to create what may become the first and possibly only seamless recreation of Middle-Earth that is 100% detailed and complete, allowing players to walk uninterrupted by loading screens from one edge of the map to the other. As if that weren’t enough, when the project is complete, a role-playing element is in the works along with npc’s and an actual storyline.
I've recently become a member of this online group working towards making Middle Earth (the land of the Lord of the Rings) a reality through a Minecraft server. It's pretty awesome - both the scale of the project on which we are working AND the people with whom you get to work. It's free to join, there's room for advancement among the ranks, and - best of all - you are even allowed to submit your own designs and build your own houses.
I urge anyone here interested in LOTR, Tolkien, and/or Minecraft to check out this website now: Minecraft Middle Earth!
Here are some pictures...
Here's the trailer from YouTube...
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. I'm relatively new to the community still, but I've already learned tons. My Minecraft In-Game Name (IGN) is keeganwh. =)
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Dec 9, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "goodguy8705" »I recommend implementing a certain post requirement for animated avatars. Possibly something like 1000+ posts.
A good idea. My only hesitation with setting something like that up right now is that VBulleting essentially sucks ass and I'd have to make a new UserGroup and move everyone with over 1000 posts into it. It might just be easier to wait a few weeks, see if people decide to behave with the avatars and if so, grant them to all.
Jul 14, 2008You questioning my moderation buddy? Please tell me you are.Posted in: News
Also, you have been one of the most complained about members on this site as of late. You troll, flame, and get into off-topic arguments quite frequently - not to mention flodding the moderator Reported Posts section.
You're walking on thin ice right now. Don't push it.
PS: Enjoy your numerous infraction points for this thread.
Jul 14, 2008That's enough off-topic discussion in here! I'm talking about Drake Tristan and akse mostly, but some of you others joined in too.Posted in: News
Drake, you are just as guilty of 'trolling' - which I don't think you actually understand the meaning of - as akse.
Jul 3, 2008Jetrall posted a message on Diablo III Producer Justifies Controversial Art Direction: Color Is Your FriendAnother thread on the same subject already exists. Please do a SEARCH before you post a new thread.Posted in: News
I'm merging this with the other one.
May 1, 2008I think El Carnicero was kiddingh guys....Posted in: News
Quote from "drevny" »2 or 3 years ago, "blizzard is just done music for next diablo, they will anouce it" - nothing happen, last blizzcon - "hey blizzard will annouce new game, they say that in 2007 will be annoucmnetS, so maybe blizzcon ?" - nope, nothing, now WWI and again, it's the same thing, same story, only new date, dont be so naive please
Why would anyone expect D3 to be announced in Korea over SC2? Only an idiot would expect that.
Besides, if you're gonna be such a pessimist, why don't you just leave and not try to drag us all down with you? Gtfo, please.
May 1, 2008When did I say D3 would be announced at WWI? I never said that I was sure it would be. However this IS the first thing that's pointed to the possibility, and I think it's worth keeping in mind.Posted in: News
Stop being such a jaded cynic please, goodguy.
May 1, 2008Lowly? Good lord man, you're the star of the show. You're so talented and I wouldn't have been able to do this without you.Posted in: News
May 1, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "satanita" »It really WAS NOT WORTH TO WAIT ALL those 2 weeks ONLY FOR THAT NEWS!!!!
diablofans.com = fail
admin = noob -.-
Obviously you are incapable of connecting the fact that Blizzard finally buys Diablo3.com right before WWI.
May 1, 2008Yeah, somehow I've manged to remain fairly low-key in all of this lol. It was actually myself and Atrumentis working together to create the layout you're seeing now (minus the banner).Posted in: News
We will also be working together on the later full site design.
All the images on the site were either made entirely by us or created by one of us and edited later by someone else. A huge hand goes to Atru though. Most of my work was coding/editing/cropping etc. Some original images by me though.
Look for more on the upcoming design and in the days to come. I'm currently working on getting all the design elements updated/fixed as many things were lost in the transfer.
May 1, 2008Like I said, I just made it larger due to request.Posted in: News
May 1, 2008I made it larger as people were requesting a larger font size.Posted in: News
Apr 30, 2008Okay. I don't have time to read all of these pages (sheeeeit!) but I will respond to some and offer some more news from the Design Front....Posted in: News
First off, I have to offer Atrumentis a HUGE hand for his superb help in working on the redesign. I am a little disappointed that certain things were either missed by Umaro when transferring in the new design, or we didn't have time to do properly (namely the buttons - missed, and the banner - needs to be completed).
Secondly, I'd like to point out that, as was mentioned earlier, this is only a temporary layout. There will be a COMPLETELY NEW redesign coming down the road created by myself and Atru.
The current banner design is temporary and not created by myself. There is another better one coming.
Quote from "TheOutkast" »Get off of your high horses and enjoy the moment... Blizzard would not go through remodeling and taking on this site if there was no Diablo 3... they'd simply take the rights and dispose of it.!
I think you misunderstand what happened a little bit, friend. Blizzard is taking the Diablo3.com domain and we are moving to DiabloFans.com. They did not remodel the site, nor are they going to run it.
Quote from "AcidReign" »I like the darkness of the new site... kinda want a new banner though...
As I just said above, there is a new banner design coming that will fit the new design much better.
Quote from "Chaosdragon94" »My signature needs to be fixed now, the edges of it are showing off... not quite sure why Jetrall couldn't just completely cut the corner off as I wanted to use this at other sites
Well at the time I made that (last year some time) I had no inkling that any of this was going to happen. I'll be happy to fix your sig soon.
Quote from "LazyBoy" »Get him to fix the word "Fans" in the banner as well. Its REALLY grainy.
This banner is temporary and I myself did not add the "Fans". Not sure who did.
If anyone has any other questions about the new layout or the upcoming redesign, please direct them to me and/or Atrumentis. Any graphics queries / complaints should go to me specifically and any coding complaints (navbar sizes etc) should go to Umaro.
Additionally, if I missed anything important in the thread, I'd appreciate it if someone let me know.
PS: This is only the first step in a magnificent flight. What will WWI bring us?
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