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Hell Hath Frozen Over.
September 4th 2003, 00:39 CEST by Charles

LucasArts has given UT2003 Troopers a green light.

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The agreement made with LucasArts (after a long period of VERY friendly negotiations) also allows the Troopers Development Team to implement Star Wars assets and content directly from the movies and games. This means that, with the exception of the Star Wars music (which LucasArts doesn't own the rights to, and so therefore could not give us the rights to use), we can use anything we want.
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#89 by Huge Wood Farmer
2003-09-08 12:06:03
yot

I have arachnophobia, and recently, it has gotten to the point where it de-rails my day-to-day life (ie: can't work at computer if I know there is a spider on that floor of the house. There was also a funny, yet terrible moment when I punched myself full-force in the groin due to a spider landing there).

And just to be a bastard, the definition my old psyc. book gives is:

1. Irrational fears of specific objects or situations.
2. A type of anxiety disorder marked by a persistent and irrational fear of an object or situation that presents no realistic danger.


Hooray for Flowerpants!
#90 by Ryslin
2003-09-08 13:22:20
(waves piece of paper)
I am not saying that what I said is current accepted treatment. I said there is a nifty study that seems to indicate that there is some genetic work going on in the background when a phobia or any behavior is started.

And that his genetic work is usually caused by inter-reaction to the enviroment that may induce it in others anyway.

In other words.
Guy has the genetic markers for occational violent psycopathic crap. He is raised in loving home. He is a great guy with alot of wierd behaviors.
His cousin has same marker. His cousins father is an asshat. He then gets beat daily at school. He becomes a asshat extrodinare!
Further.. Asshat cousin gets Guy's kid when Guy dies in freak accident. Kid has marker. Kid was raised right now is being abused. Kid becomes Asshat.

They found genetic work.. not reasons!!! genetic markers(ie work) going on in our behavior. never a cause but a switch that makes situations worse when present.

Zang! Who is that, running over the desert! It is Ryslin, hands clutching a bladed baseball bat! And with a spectacular grunt, her voice cometh:

"I'm going to spank you beyond mortal comprehension, then bake cookies!"
#91 by Huge Wood Farmer
2003-09-08 13:31:54
Knowing nothing of the study, I would tend to agree. If ethier of us lived in South America (I'm assuming you live in Canada/US), there might be a legitimate reason to fear spiders. For some strage reason (traumatic event probably), the "fear spider" trigger was actvated and pushed to its extreme. So what I see is: harmless spider on bathroom wall. After passing through the malfunctioning trigger, the brain percives it as: Poisonous, harmful beast, will attack soon. Fight or flight? Hence the unreasoable fear.

But what the fuck do I know?

Hooray for Flowerpants!
#92 by lwf
2003-09-08 13:40:38
This is what the discover channel does, you find out about all these exotic australian spiders and shit that when they bite you you turn into a zombie vampire and die, or explode. And after that every spider is scary as hell. I got a spider bite last week on my leg. Wolf spider.

They give spiders scary names.

you're no one
you're going nowhere
you got a fast car
#93 by lwf
2003-09-08 13:41:16
Discover-Y

you're no one
you're going nowhere
you got a fast car
#94 by Russ
2003-09-08 13:51:41
Ryslin, Huge Wood Farmer
So it would possibly bother you if we all got spider avatars?

*grins evilly

Blücher!
#95 by Huge Wood Farmer
2003-09-08 14:00:28
When I wrote #89, I forgot how to spell arachnophobia, so instead of going to dictionary.com, I just fired it into Google. Google images. I almost fucking died.

Hooray for Flowerpants!
#96 by Desiato
2003-09-08 14:15:55
desiato_hotblack@hotmail.com http://www.spew2.com/
If I ever see a camel-spider (I believe they go by other names as well) coming after me, you better believe a lot of yelling and running will be the order of the day.

Those frigging things freak me out.

Just tell me this - why do most people's media access-list read permit any any ? Filter the tide of crap, for chrissakes.
#97 by Huge Wood Farmer
2003-09-08 14:23:28
GOD-DAMMIT!

I just had to google a photo of one of those things, a huge photo too.

Although its cool thats they are a spider/scorpion hybrid.

Hooray for Flowerpants!
#98 by zimbardo_ugly
2003-09-08 14:40:59
zimbardo_ugly@hotmail.com
#94 by Russ
 
So it would possibly bother you if we all got spider avatars?


Given how fucking weird your current one is, even a vampire zombie spider would be a huge step in the non-scary direction.

"All things fall and are built again,
And those that build them again are gay." (W. B. Yeats)
#99 by Darkseid-D
2003-09-08 15:53:00
rogerboal@hotmail.com
Shame camel spiders are misnomers and arent actually spiders..

the ones to worry about are the recluses (grey and white), they have necrotising bites, one small bite can turn into a large dead patch of skin the size of a dinner plate. They love lurking around wood and are aggressive to the point where theyll chase to attack.

fun little fuckers, especially as theyre quite small

Do not go gently into that good night.
Old age should burn and rage at the close of day.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
#100 by Warren Marshall
2003-09-08 16:03:13
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
A guy I know used to live in Texas and he constantly would find spiders in his house.  He'd kill them and check out their backs ... every time, fiddle backs (recluse).  This is in a house with his wife and baby.  Yay!

Here in North Carolina, I'm told we have just about every type of spider known to this part of the world living here.  From recluse to black widows and so on.  They strongly recommend not crawling under your house or putting your hand into any space where you can't clearly see what's in there.

And I hate spiders, so this is the perfect place for me to live...

Respawn Games
Open your mind, let the beatings begin.
#101 by Phayyde
2003-09-08 16:45:51
Bah.  Most career entomologists dismiss the brown recluse myths.

While brown recluses can bite, there is NO direct evidence linking brown recluse bites with the necrotic tissue deal.  Nobody has *ever* brought in the spider that bit them.  It has always been a guess, nothing more.  There are several different causes of necrotic tissue, none of them related to spiders at all.

Beat to fit, paint to match.
#102 by Russ
2003-09-08 16:46:24
zimbardo_ugly
Given how fucking weird your current one is, even a vampire zombie spider would be a huge step in the non-scary direction.

Hey, now. Marty Feldman was a beautiful god among men.

Darkseid
That's the first time I've heard that the recluses were aggressive. I mean their very name is a clue that they wouldn't be. I think most spiders will only bite if you actually touch them. That's why I shake out my shoes before putting them on every day here in South Carolina. Plus the added possible bonus of being able to find a cockroach in there that I can smash into a brown pulpy mess.

Blücher!
#103 by Warren Marshall
2003-09-08 16:57:17
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
#101 Phayyde
Bah.  Most career entomologists dismiss the brown recluse myths.

While brown recluses can bite, there is NO direct evidence linking brown recluse bites with the necrotic tissue deal.  Nobody has *ever* brought in the spider that bit them.  It has always been a guess, nothing more.  There are several different causes of necrotic tissue, none of them related to spiders at all.

Really?

Just enter "brown recluse bite" into Google and wade through the 17,000 hits.

Respawn Games
Open your mind, let the beatings begin.
#104 by AmbushBug
2003-09-08 17:21:08
ambushbug@portalofevil.com
#70 by Matt Perkins
As for me, I have a huge fear of sharks.


The woman who was eaten by the shark while swimming near a pier in CA recently was neighbors with my mom.

Sharks would scare me more if there was any way in hell I'd step foot in the ocean.
#105 by Your Friend
2003-09-08 17:26:17
What about if it was a bear holding a shark?

"Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me."
#106 by CheesyPoof
2003-09-08 17:47:58
Everything that I've seen about shark attacks leads me to believe that they don't like to eat people and only attack when they mistake people for prey.   In my layman's opinion I figure is sharks liked the taste of people 1) there would be a lot more attacks and 2) there would not be many shark attack survivors.
#107 by Trolly McTroll
2003-09-08 17:54:05
I got bitten by a Balderama spider and now I'm gay.  In fact, due to the high levels of gayness in the Balderama Spider, I'm super gay with super gay powers.  My gayness value meal has been super-sized thanks to the Balderama spider bite.

Now I'm faster than a speeding interior decorator, the ability to boof from three miles away.  I have hightened senses of fashion, and can get off thinking about frozen peas.

Well, I could do the frozen pea thing before the spider bite, but you've got to admit, that's pretty gay in itself.

I need a costume now.

"..and Trolly McTroll is the best name EVER. I laugh every time I see it."  - ZEP
" If i ever have a daughter, I'm going to name her Trolly. - The_Joker
#108 by Charles
2003-09-08 18:08:22
www.bluh.org
Yeah, I'm a bit of an arachnophobe as well.  More than a bit, really.  When I was packing my last apartment before I moved, I picked up a pad of paper and underneath was this furry spider the size of a dime.  Freaked me out so goddamn bad I had enough adrenaline in my system to run around the earth twice.

How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
#109 by Phayyde
2003-09-08 18:20:52
Warren:
Who are you going to believe?  The Intarwab or an Arachnologist?
http://spiders.ucr.edu/myth.html

The hard evidence linking browns and fleshrot is weak.  99% of all brown recluse media is hyperbolic.

Beat to fit, paint to match.
#110 by Warren Marshall
2003-09-08 18:34:04
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
The 17,000 google links disagree with you.

If it's not the brown recluse doing it, there's SOME spider causing this...

Respawn Games
Open your mind, let the beatings begin.
#111 by Marsh Davies
2003-09-08 18:38:16
www.verbalchilli.com
I'm a lot less scared of spiders since living in Kenya. The long-drop toilet we had was swarming, in a very literal sense, with the buggers. It's somewhat distracting to the bowel movements to watch a fat spider, laden with eggs, crawl out from the hole beneath your swaying testicles. Thankfully I had the runs, so it kind of compensated out. I also had a dead spider of gigantic proportions (I don't know whether it was a tarantula or not, but the fact that I'm uncertain says something about its size) land slap bang in the centre of my naked chest as I unfurled my mosquito net one night. Eeeeeegh....

#112 by Marsh Davies
2003-09-08 18:39:07
www.verbalchilli.com
To clarify: "swarming" is the part to be taken literally, not the use of the word "buggers".

#113 by Shadarr
2003-09-08 18:44:54
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
I'm not afraid of spiders in the phobia sense, because I have no problem catching them or just ignoring them when they're on the ground.  However, the idea of them touching me seriously creeps me out, and pretty much the only true nightmares I've had since I was a kid have involved spiders or snakes.
#114 by Hugin
2003-09-08 18:44:59
lmccain@nber.org
Yet another reason to never ever ever ever go to Kenya. *shudder*
#115 by jjohnsen
2003-09-08 18:48:39
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Anniversary of 9/11 doesn't help any. It's like this dread of 'what's next' every time it comes around. We certainly aren't helping to calm the region, that's for sure.


All of you worried about 9/11 can just remember its my birthday.  Feel free to send me some gifts if it helps you take your mind off of it.
#116 by Charles
2003-09-08 18:50:56
www.bluh.org
How dare you detract from the somberness of 9/11 by celebrating something so fickle as a "birth day".  You should be ashamed of yourself.

How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
#117 by Phayyde
2003-09-08 18:55:10
Well, I'll back off the myth term because I have no proof.  It's fair to say that direct evidence remains weak.

In other news, Win CE development is needlessly silly.  Why does MS break their own compatibility every year?  Why do I need a new IDE just because they want to add a layer between my code and the machine?   Can't MS pick a solid design and stick with it?  I see a whole lotta artificial complexity, and no benefit to my app.  Like, none at ALL.  

In the end, I can't bitch too much.  I got a product to ship.  I'm just happy to have the work.  But still.  

Warren, how have you enjoyed your experiences with WinCE dev?

Beat to fit, paint to match.
#118 by Warren Marshall
2003-09-08 19:00:58
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Warren, how have you enjoyed your experiences with WinCE dev?

It was OK when I did Bubble Bomb.  Once I downloaded the custom compiler that I needed from MS and got GapiDraw hooked up, it went pretty smoothly.

I don't remember running into any major stumbling blocks related to the device itself...

Respawn Games
Open your mind, let the beatings begin.
#119 by jjohnsen
2003-09-08 19:03:02
http://www.johnsenclan.com
How dare you detract from the somberness of 9/11 by celebrating something so fickle as a "birth day".  You should be ashamed of yourself.


I had the day first, besides if I don't get that Graphire tablet I'm wanting, haven't the terrorists won?
#120 by Bailey
2003-09-08 19:03:22
I'm oddly lacking in phobias, although I find things disturbing at times. Spiders anger me for some reason, to the extent that I'll roast them to death with a barbeque lighter and place them outside my door as a warning to other spiders that I'm not to be fucked with. That probably has a lot more to do with my previous encounter with bird-eating spiders.

That being said, I occasionally have disturbing dreams about insects under my skin. Things like that photoshopped nipple wasp nest set off twinges of discomfort. Uh, just to clarify, I've never actually thought insects were under my skin as a result of, or during, the imbibing of alcohol or narcotics.

The knowledge that you exist is a burden on my soul.
#121 by jjohnsen
2003-09-08 19:06:33
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Things like that photoshopped nipple wasp nest


GIF?
#122 by Bailey
2003-09-08 19:11:42
Someone will link it, I'm sure.

The knowledge that you exist is a burden on my soul.
#123 by Ashiran
2003-09-08 19:15:06
If Joker sees that pic he won't be able to jack off for... well atleast 3 hours.

AND DON'T ADD A SMILEY AFTER EVERY GODDAMN THING YOU SAY!
#124 by Your Friend
2003-09-08 19:30:43
Jesus Christ, Marsh.  I've never had an issue with spiders before, but I might now just from reading that.

"Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me."
#125 by m0nty
2003-09-08 19:45:52
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
Living, as I do, in the country with the most venomous snake in the world (taipan), plus many deadly and scary spider varieties, some of which I have caught around my own abodes, I would like to say you are all sissies.

Dropbears, now they're scary.
#126 by Ergo
2003-09-08 19:47:49
I don't even want to know what a dropbear is.

"I keep trying to read your posts, but all the letters keep morphing into "HULAHGUALGHUAALHAGH". Perhaps I can file this as a bug." --Bailey
DVDs
#127 by m0nty
2003-09-08 19:54:59
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
I'm breaking the law by doing this, but here.
#128 by Ergo
2003-09-08 19:57:03
Ah. Kind of like a snipe.

"I keep trying to read your posts, but all the letters keep morphing into "HULAHGUALGHUAALHAGH". Perhaps I can file this as a bug." --Bailey
DVDs
#129 by Bailey
2003-09-08 20:29:08
So desperate for urban legends...

The knowledge that you exist is a burden on my soul.
#130 by m0nty
2003-09-08 20:32:24
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
I may be BIAS, but I think Finding Nemo is funnier than Monsters Inc.
#131 by Ergo
2003-09-08 20:35:21
#130 m0nty
I may be BIAS, but I think Finding Nemo is funnier than Monsters Inc.

Yep, you're BIAS.

"I keep trying to read your posts, but all the letters keep morphing into "HULAHGUALGHUAALHAGH". Perhaps I can file this as a bug." --Bailey
DVDs
#132 by mrbloo
2003-09-08 20:38:41
mrbloo2000@hotmail.com
Jesus, Marsh, the idea of dangling my plums over a seething hole of spiders gives me the willies.  That's the sort of thing that makes me glad to live in a country with no dangerous snakes, spiders or insects.  

I don't have a phobia of spiders, but I don't particularly like them.  We had a tarantula as a pet a few years ago, and it didn't bother me.  We were given it by a guy who'd just got a new girlfriend.  She'd woken up in the night and saw giant spiderleg shadows crawling over the walls, thanks to the light he'd put in the tank to keep it warm.  She gave him an ultimatum, and he chose sex over the spider.  I thought the crickets were worse than the spider to be honest, although once my flatmate ran out of cash and caught flies for the spider.  "Flies for the Master!"

#133 by Shadarr
2003-09-08 20:48:49
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
I used to love catching flies and grasshoppers to feed to our various fish and frogs.  By comparison, giving the tarantula a cricket was boring.  Plus, the spider didn't have anywhere near the appetite of the sunfish.
#134 by Trolly McTroll
2003-09-08 21:05:54
I have Baileyaphobia

"..and Trolly McTroll is the best name EVER. I laugh every time I see it."  - ZEP
" If i ever have a daughter, I'm going to name her Trolly. - The_Joker
#135 by Charles
2003-09-08 21:06:00
www.bluh.org
Things like that photoshopped nipple wasp nest set off twinges of discomfort.


I don't know what it is with that pic, but it is one of the most disturbing things I've seen on the net*

*I don't go looking for disturbing things on the net.

How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
#136 by Greg
2003-09-08 21:10:46
Not very safe, for anyone! (It's the nipple honeycomb image)

http://www.stilemedia.com/?id=85b9c

We are OK in a misguided, sadist way.
We are OK in a disabled veteran's way.
We are OK.
#137 by Your Friend
2003-09-08 21:22:27
I haven't seen the picture of which you speak.

Is it as disturbing as the tubgirl? or the motorcycle no-face man?

"Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me."
#138 by Charles
2003-09-08 21:53:11
www.bluh.org
It's not directly disturbing in a gross fashion.  It's a photoshop of a lotusflower overlaid on a breast.  It's disturbing on some kind of deeper level, but there is nothing directly gross about it.

How many it had cost in the amassing, what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell.
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