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  1. To be fair, the title is "Your brain on video games." The presentation is less than 18 minutes long. Some stuff has to get cut out or shortened somewhere! Good thoughts though. I hadn't thought of it that way... In essence, games like Doom require you to multitask, and "punish" you when you fail to do so satisfactorily. This causes you to "git gud" or give up. On the other hand, the "undisciplined" forms of multitasking you list permit (and perhaps encourage) mental laziness.
  2. Yeah, I am not inclined to think I was missing out on anything. :-P
  3. Overall, I like the new better than the old. I like the ability to embed quotes, pictures, and videos, and I like the notification system. The likes and reputation seem like armor bonuses -- they don't add much, they don't detract anything, so might as well keep them. True confession: I never visited the old post hell. :-o So can't say I miss it.
  4. Really digging your new avatar! ;-)



      Thanks! I put this one together from some graphics that I made myself for some of my projects.

  5. This was said in my all-time-favorite movie, Gladiator. I don't know if that's where it originated, though.
  6. Try this for starters:
  7. Found this one belonging to a guy who hasn't visited doomworld for 1.5 years, but apparently a fellow math geek:
  8. May I inquire about the meaning/story of your custom title?

    1. Nine Inch Heels

      Nine Inch Heels

      YukiRaven's personal secretary here. Please wait while I process your inquiry...


      Loading relevant results...



    2. 42PercentHealth


      Ah, I was thinking it stood for "double data rate," which doesn't make sense.


      I'll have to peruse that thread. I often wonder about people's custom titles.



      True confession: part of me wants a custom title, and part of me is scared I'll get one I don't like. :-P


      Thank you kindly, secretary ma'am. :-)

    3. YukiRaven


      Nope, I used to play DDR as often as I breath air.  Sadly I don't as much these days because I live on the third floor of an apartment building, and my stomping would easily annoy the neighbors.

    4. YukiRaven


      DDR being Dance Dance Revolution


      And thank you, @Nine Inch Heels =^_^=

    5. 42PercentHealth



      DDR being Dance Dance Revolution

      Yep, got it. (Thanks, Google!)

    6. Nine Inch Heels

      Nine Inch Heels

      I am pleased I could make myself useful. :-)

    7. 42PercentHealth


      If you'd like to make yourself useful s'more... how did you do the little "post boxes" in your post above?

    8. Nine Inch Heels

      Nine Inch Heels

      Do you see these 3 connected dots on the right side of posts in threads? Click those, copy the link, and paste it.

      Same works for thread titles. Just copy the link, and paste it.


      Don't abuse this feature, though. With great power comes great repsonsibility.



    9. 42PercentHealth


      Oh, OK... awesome! Thanks!

  9. academia_vs_business.png

    1. Nine Inch Heels

      Nine Inch Heels

      Not too shabby... I like this one better though:


    2. 42PercentHealth


      Nice! (Other than the porn, of course. Cringey!)


      That reminds me of this one:



  10. I thought the Greco-Roman one was the most drab, personally. Everything is the same shade of light-gray. The monsters are all the high-tier bullet-sponge version. The teleporting wizards with the HP of a cyberdemon are overused and drag fights out forever. The puzzles were lackluster. And don't get me started on the medusas with the homing missiles that can navigate a maze! At least in the first hub, the puzzles are "puzzling," the scenery changes from place to place (a bit -- I've never placed a high value on aesthetics), and the monsters die in a few hits. It does a good job of introducing the game without too many shenanigans, IMHO.
  11. Mmm! That groove is delicious!
  12. Picking a favorite quote is hard. But most of my favorites come from Sam Clemens A.K.A. Mark Twain: It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.
  13. I wasn't serious... you might have noticed I actually "liked" the post that I was pretending to dislike.
  14. I started with Scythe, which really isn't too hard, as far as custom WADs go. Just the last 10 levels.... I even liked most of these, though, because the difficulty made it feel all the more satisfying when I finally won. Maybe you could also rope him in with something attractive, like Ancient Aliens if it's not too hard.
  15. ^ OMGsh, where's the 'dislike' button??