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  1. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    as soon as i read goldwing i winced. i rode one once and it was like sitting in on a sofa on the roof of a car. BUT that one looks very nice. i say buy it too.
  2. DayZ

    would this be a tactical fps? seems like everything you do has long range consequences. and that is awesome.
  3. A freaky and horrible thing...

    there is a really interesting radiolab episode about this they talk to a guy who reckons (quite angrily) that the experiment proves people don't respond to authority, but follow through by choice - which is kind of worse in a way.
  4. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    why the blue and orange?
  5. Idle Hooves: CLOP

    has anybody else unlock'd lame horse mode? lift both hind legs and keep them up. crawl forward.
  6. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    had quite a ride today.
  7. Other podcasts

    i'm proselytising a little here about adam curtis but this is a really interesting - if a little disjointed - interview: at 46.15 he starts talking about games being mired in nostalgia. what he calls 'content' is probably not as relevant to video games as he would like to think but it's an interesting point. the interviewer guy tries to counter the point and fails kind of miserably, but i would think someone here would have a better idea of a game with radically new content that isn't mechanical? originally i considered cyberpunk stuff like watch dogs but even that (gibson's neuromancer) is an 80s idea.
  8. Awesome TED Talks (and similar enlightening lectures)

    this guy is my favourite documentarian of all: he is now producing specifically for the information superhighway. also if you haven't seen his documentaries, start with the power of nightmares and then find yourself having watched all of them about a week later.
  9. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    those are some serious cyberquestions.
  10. Other podcasts

    resurrecting this thread just to point out that Dan Carlin's Hardcore History is published by... WIZZARD MEDIA my podcast library is so huge now. thanks for all the recommends.
  11. Obligatory Comical YouTube Thread II: The Fall of YouTube

    that is pure comic genius.
  12. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    acceleration is what gets me. there are a bunch of tunnels here in amsterdam, and if you get to the front at the lights and tear off ahead you can have them all to yourself. i would love a cubby. they look like heaps of fun. "the bike that freed the third world" i've heard it called. and indestructible: (try to ignore the douchebag presenter)on a side note, my germany run has been postponed. sad face. friends decided to stay in town for gay pride day.
  13. Humour

    Catch 22, by Joseph Heller jumps immediately to mind. Very dark humour. Very cynical. Set in WWII. You probably know about it already. Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut. I read this so long ago I can't really summarise it but I remember it being brilliant and weird.
  14. New people: Read this, say hi.

    i'm a pixel pusher/bezier management technician. (graphic designer)
  15. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    i absolutely agree. being on a bike, and being a video game protagonist (at least in single player mode) you are always the exception. road rules and speed limits don't really apply to bikes (they do but not really - i particularly love lane splitting for this reason: "oh, you're stuck in traffic? pity." vrrooom) and in games you're always playing the only dovahkiin in existence, or the only guy with bullet time ability, or at the very least the only guy who can be shot a hundred times and still be fine. i feel like this is a different idea. it's the difference between breaking out of a system and free agency within a system. playing a game how you want you are still within the parameters of the system, but riding off the interstate is breaking it entirely and grinning at it's shattered fragments. i guess the equivalent to me would be if you could walk out of skyrim and see what was over the mountains.
  16. New people: Read this, say hi.

    hello. i'm new here. can't wait for the book podcast: the book podcast. just started the sense of an ending and am really liking it so far. the only far cry 2 dream i ever had was not so rational: i was a local (unarmed) trying to find my fellow villagers while desperately avoiding the local militia and crazed mercs. it was very scary and very lonely and my old dog had something to do with it too. i never even finished the game because i got about two thirds in and the save corrupted. i started again and got about halfway before it did it again. one day.
  17. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    more of an adventure game then? open world sandbox? maybe this is the difference between a cruiser and a sports bike? would you own a sports bike? at some point i'm going to have to get me a cruiser and do some proper road trips. that guy going through yosemite(?) made it look awesome.
  18. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    also i wanted to ask you guys whether you think there is a connection between bikes and video games? my bike friends (that sounds like the worst mc ever) are all video game people. i was hugely in to wipeout back in the ps1 days and a lot of non-bike friends ask something along the lines of "it must be just like a video game." mr. remo mentioned the book 'finding flow' once a long time ago (by the guy with the absolutely mental surname) and my theory is along those lines: bikes and video games both have a consistent flow of events that chain together - sometimes with astounding grace - that really appeals to me. it's a balance of skill with challenge over time (very interesting book by the way) any thoughts?
  19. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    i'd probably drop it in a heartbeat for a street triple. mmm street triple. 1000 would be a lot more fun but pretty thirsty.
  20. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    that guy is hard as nails. i would've been sat on the verge hyperventilating for an hour after that.
  21. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    this is me. 2001 cbr600f only 12k on the clock when i bought it. loads of fun for day trips (i'm based in amsterdam) but we'll see about 6 hours on the autobahn... i think after a few hours i'll be wishing i had a bonnie too.
  22. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    brilliant. i would never have thought of scuba. i'm riding across germany this weekend and it's getting a bit cloudy...
  23. Starcraft 2
  24. Idle Thumbs 66: It's Broadcast Jones!

    haha the Tanner connection never even occured to me. I had a friend who used to play a radio show as DJ Tanner.
  25. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    Oh man do I hate a foggy visor. Can anyone here recommend a solution? I've tried the spray stuff you get from bike shops but it only lasts about a week (if that). Obviously there are big flashy helmets but they cost an arm and a leg.