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  1. athenian200

    Do you hold the door open for the people behind you?

    I usually do this in public places like schools or grocery stores that don't have automatic sliding doors, especially if I'm not in a hurry. It seems like a nice thing to do, rather than just let it slam in their face. I do this if I see the person coming up behind me and judge that they'll be...
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    Dining Etiquette: How do you use your knife and fork?

    http://trenchant.org/daily/2002/8/12/ Which style do you use? I generally find myself using something more like the American style, but I don't switch hands several times like people say is often done... I generally just cut everything up when I start eating, and then put my knife down for...
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    Japan Display, Inc. struggling due to late adoption of OLED technology

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-display-results-idUSKBN1AP0NA http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/08/nintendo_switch_screen_supplier_japan_display_inc_is_facing_tough_times To make a long story short, Japan Display, Inc. are in trouble because of losing orders from their main client...
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    Were the 1990s a bad decade for American rock music?

    I mean, I've been thinking about it recently, and noticed that very little of the American rock music I listen to comes from the 1990s. There's a lot from the 1980s and 1970s, and a lot from the 2000s and later, but almost nothing from the 1990s, and I'm not sure why. The only thing I can think...
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    Do you prefer Skype or Discord?

    I have Discord because a lot of people are using it these days, but I prefer Skype for the following reasons: 1. Discord requires me to remember a four digit number (that I don't get to pick) in addition to my username. I'm always forgetting to append it when telling people my Discord name. 2...
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    What is your MBTI type?

    You can find out by taking this test. https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test Mine is INFJ-T. https://www.16personalities.com/infj-personality
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    Knapp and Vangelisti's Model of Relationship Development

    I was clearing out my OneDrive files, and I came across this presentation I created a long time ago for a communication class. I decided to read some of my old notes over the slides, and put the presentation here so people could learn about the subject. Sorry in advance for my awkward...
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    Minna's Evolution (Pokemon RBY/FRLG-era fanfiction)

    So, I actually started writing this over a year ago. What inspired me to create this story was playing through Pokémon Red again, and noticing that there were several Lass trainers in and around the early part of the game that seem obsessed with catching cute Pokémon and cancelling evolution...
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    Advice on Frontier issues and 4G laptops?

    I'm in a bad situation. We just signed a 2-year contract with Frontier because they offered a cheaper rate, but their problems are only getting worse. My 3G is slowly becoming my only lifeline to the Internet, and I'm not much of a smartphone person. Both of the major ISPs that used to serve...
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    D&D Alignment Test.

    http://easydamus.com/alignmenttest.html Curious what people would score on this. My result was Lawful Neutral. I'm going to post a description of it from TVTropes here. Partly because it's a better description, and partly because I'm unsure of what license the actual test result text is offered...
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    What do you think of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE?

    I've played this game recently, and it was very interesting. It feels a lot like a traditional JRPG, but it seems to require more complex strategies in order to beat. It's the game that tided me over until BoTW came out, actually. Rather than traditional protagonists on a quest, you actually...
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    [Linux] What are your thoughts on SystemD?

    I wouldn't really consider myself experienced enough to make an informed decision. The only thing I know is that without much debate, most Linux distributions seem to have adopted it and made it increasingly difficult to avoid. Debian has a fork called Devuan over the issue. The main thing I've...
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    How difficult is BoTW for you?

    I haven't seen a lot of conversation about the difficulty level of this game. So, I'm just wondering how tough it is for everyone else. For me, this game is extremely tough because I really only have significant experience with Zelda, but I've heard playing games like Skyrim or Dark Souls would...
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    Example: Using traceroute to fix routing problems to websites that are still online.

    Since I just had to do this with ZD just now, I thought I should tell others how to do it, because it's a very useful skill to have. Especially if your Internet is with Frontier like mine is, as they have really lousy default routing due to their inexperience with serving a wider area. 1. Check...
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    Analysis of Skype

    We all use it, it's the standard platform. But what do you really think of Skype? Here's my take on it. It's a very useful program that fulfills a lot of essential functions. You can use it for VoIP, chat rooms, IMs, conference calls, video calls, and more. Best of all, most of these...
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    What Are Your Sun Sign, Moon Sign, and Ascendant?

    You can just tell us your Sun sign if you don't know your birth time. Free Astrology Reports and Charts Anyway, tell us at least the following information from the report, as it's the most significant. Sun: Aries Moon: Libra Ascendant: Gemini I'll start with my own. The...
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    Caring About People Vs. Caring How You Are Perceived by People.

    I've been doing a lot of thinking about this lately. There's a very long explanation here you're free to skip. In summary, I'd like to postulate that there are 4 types of people. They broadly (but not precisely) correlate with these categories you may be familiar with. 1. People who care...
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    U.S. Credit Rating Downgraded: Time to Panic (more)?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/aug/06/us-credit-rating-downgrade-china I had heard news that this was coming, but I didn't think it would be so soon. Now that our credit rating has been downgraded, I can only imagine that inflation will worsen. There had been some job growth, but...
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    Ocarina of Time 3DS: Is the Ring of Fire on Death Mountain Ghosted/out of Focus for You?

    Okay, I've been bothered by this for a while now. Ever since I started playing OoT3DS, and reached adulthood, I seem to see the ring around Death Mountain as out of focus, even when the rest of the image is in focus. It looks like there are two rings next to each other. It mostly happens in this...
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    Pokemon B&W: Audino Training Vs. Normal Training

    I'm conducting an experiment to find out if Audino training is, in fact, faster than normal training using wild Pokemon. I had a discussion about this recently, and I had to admit that I have no concrete evidence that Audino training is faster, even though it seems to be a popular assumption. I...
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    Would You Leave Your Home to Escape Death?

    I was talking to someone who made me think about this question recently. They said that although they thought they might die, they would remain in their home country because it was their home, and they wouldn't leave even if it meant dying. Now, myself, I don't truly understand that. I would...
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    Spirit Tracks Six Armored Trains from the Dark Realm.

    All that the Zelda Dungeon walkthrough tells me is that the Tears of Light make me invincible, I can use the warp portals, I can go faster using the train whistle, and that the northeast part of the map is tough. That doesn't help me at all. I'm having SERIOUS trouble with this challenge...
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    What is Your Favorite Stone/gemstone?

    I've recently been exposed to something called gemstone therapy, where people believe that interaction with certain stones can affect your disposition and well-being. I don't think I really believe in it, but I'm the sort of person who likes to dabble in everything. So, I went to a place...
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    Why Are Japanese Games the Best?

    I've been going over the games I enjoy most recently, and found that nearly all of them are Japanese in origin. It's not that there are no Western video game publishers, but that I just don't find myself playing their games. Here are my favorite publishers: Square-Enix - Final Fantasy, Dragon...
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    64-bit Flash Player Beta Has Arrived.

    Are you getting tired of having to use a 32-bit browser in order to use Flash all the time? Well, it will not be a problem for much longer. http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/square/ This beta is called Flash Player "Square," and it supports 64-bit browsers. I've tested...
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    WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

    Have you heard of a site called WikiLeaks? It hasn't gotten much treatment in the US media, and I'm actually surprised that it hasn't spawned a thread on this site yet. They've leaked some government information that was apparently classified, and this has lead some senators to brand Mr...
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    Super Mario All-Stars: Coming to the Wii

    Super Mario All-Stars was a compilation of classic NES Mario games that were graphically enhanced for the SNES. It contains Super Mario Brothers 1-3, and something called "The Lost Levels," which is actually the Japanese Super Mario Brothers 2. It was one of my favorite SNES games, and...
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    Generic Wii Remotes: Your Experiences?

    As we all know, offical Wii remotes are terribly overpriced. It costs $60 for a Remote and Nunchuck. I normally don't go for generic hardware, but these controllers are really expensive. So I found a generic Wii remote and nunchuck online, sold together for around $15. I purchased two of them...
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    Spirit Tracks Get 1:15 in Whip Race?

    I'm trying to win the Heart Container in the Whip Race. Now, if I were nowhere near winning it, I would not be so irritated. I would likely have written it off as impossible. But the problem is that I literally keep scoring RIGHT between 1:16 and 1:20. I just can't seem to shave that extra two...
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    General Classic Best Aspects of the NES Zelda Games

    Well, we recently had a thread regarding the best aspects of the N64 Zelda games, which are some of the most acclaimed games in the Legend of Zelda series. Now, I'm going to take you back a little further, to the roots of the series. The NES games no doubt had their flaws and limitations, but...
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    New Combat System in Skyward Sword.

    I've been reading about the Combat system in Skyward Sword, and there are a few things that have me concerned. I'm concerned about having to dynamically adjust to enemy movement in real time, because that's exactly the kind of thing I'm not very good at doing. I've read that it will involve...
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    Modern Movies Vs. Older Movies

    What is it about the older movies that makes them better than the new ones? Is it nostalgia? The fact that only the best movies have survived the test of time? Or do you disagree? Do you think that old movies are just junk from the past, and love the new ones? Is your attitude "Out with the...
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    Is Four Swords Worth the Purchase?

    Okay, I've completed the majority of the main line of games. I've beaten LoZ, AoL, ALttP, LADX, OoT, MM, OoX, WW, FSA, MC, TP, PH, and I will likely complete ST before the end of the week. The only well-known game in the series I've never played is Four Swords. I've played Four Swords...
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    Skeldritch is Unbearable.

    I hate the world for allowing the disgusting, unreasonable, demented programmer who created this atrocity to be born. I have completely had it with this boss... it feels like I have no control whatsoever. I know that I have to stop the rocks with the Sand Wand and use the launchers to hit him...
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    What is Your Favorite Collectible Item from the Zelda Games?

    Starting with Link's Awakening, there have always been items in each Zelda game that either granted odd powers, or that would allow you to get an upgrade once enough were collected. What is your favorite collectible item from the Zelda series, and why? My favorite would probably be the masks...
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    Molida Island Shooting Gallery - Advice?

    I'm having a lot of trouble getting a score higher than 700 on this Shooting Gallery. I really don't see any way that I can get over 1700 on it, which is what I feel that I need to do. After practicing for a while, I managed to get lucky and fluke out 1100, but that was the best I could do, and...
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    How Do Rupoor Work?

    Have you ever heard of Rupoor? Those things that look like black rupees, that cause you to LOSE money? It doesn't make sense on the surface that picking up rupoor would cause you to lose rupees. I mean, if it's so ugly that it would cost money to get someone to accept it, why can't he just...
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    Is Eiji Aonuma Running Zelda into the Ground?

    I've noticed that Zelda used to be a lot better than it is right now. Looking back, I noticed that a slow decline, almost imperceptible at first, started once Aonuma become the Director on Zelda games. I'm beginning to think that Aonuma is running Zelda into the ground, and that's why it seems...
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    Lyriel

    Have any of you ever heard of a band called "Lyriel"? I really like their music and lyrics. They seem to evoke some kind of ethereal, epic quality... "Prisonworld" Unknown lands, don't exist Cause the unknown will never exist Look behind the ocean It ends at the end of the disk Only a few...
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    To Meet the Deku Tree.

    This story is basically a reinterpretation of the earliest events of OoT. I don't mean it to be "ripping off," so much as explaining. I'm not a terribly creative person, and that's why I've decided to create it this way. I'm better at adding to what's already there than creating something new...
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    Wii Has No Official Memory Card?

    There's something about the Nintendo Wii that bothers me a little. Every other system Nintendo has made has had an officially branded memory card. The Gamecube, the N64's Controller Pak, and before that it was directly on the cartridge. The Wii has a slot for SD memory cards, but Nintendo...
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    Twilight Princess Was Midna Key to the Story of Twilight Princess?

    I've been going through my mind, trying to figure out why it is that I feel like TP's story is not as good as that of several other games. The main thing that stands out to me is that I didn't develop an appreciation or liking of Midna, while most people who liked the story of TP did so. I've...
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    Is Master Quest EASIER Than Normal OoT?

    I've been playing through Master Quest recently, and I've been breezing through the dungeons... even without a walkthrough! So far, it really feels like they removed the more frustrating aspects of the game and replaced them with simple puzzles. The Deku Tree was definitely harder than the...
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    Are There Any Good Wii Games?

    I recently got a Wii, and so far I don't especially like any of the games I've gotten for it. And I don't want to get TP because I already have it for Gamecube. Here are the games I've got so far (I didn't pick any of them except the FF one): 1. Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicals: The Crystal...
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    Have You Ever Broken a DS?

    I was in the TotOK, and I was almost finished with the the crystal puzzle. I only had a minute left on my time, and I got hit by a Phantom while getting the second crystal. It took me days to get there, and I knew I was about to have to start over... and I just couldn't take it. I tried to close...
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    The Temple of the Ocean King Really, REALLY Hurts. :(

    I thought they'd never make something more frustrating than a few of the temples in Majora's Mask where you had to do a whole level over again and worry about the time limit. I was SO wrong. Let me put it this way... I may not be able to finish PH because this level is too hard and instills a...
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    Athenian200's Timeline

    Okay, this is my first attempt at a timeline... it's mostly based on the impression I get from the games, there's not a whole lot of rigorous reasoning behind it. First of all, I'll just make the disclaimer that a lot of the games in the series don't really seem to fit anywhere in particular. I...
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