Ask Ace Anything
Undeadzeratul
And that's exactly why I can't stand being associated with the rest of my nation. There's so much wrong with this country, and nothing's being done to change it.
Acehuge
Undead Zeratul said:
And that's exactly why I can't stand being associated with the rest of my nation. There's so much wrong with this country, and nothing's being done to change it.
You want to change it? The first step is to stop watching TV; especially the news. It's an incredible lie that watching the news makes you more informed or intelligent. Disengage with consumerism as much as you can (note: this does not mean refusing to buy things or be hygienic or whatever, just don't purposefully put yourself in a position where you are receiving advertisements). Then, the final step is to be happy. This will cause a ripple effect. It will be incredibly slow, but you'll be happy during the process. Don't slip into the blame game and don't preach.
Undeadzeratul
I don't watch television, seriously. I actually really dislike the constant advertisements thrown at us on a daily basis. They're too distracting, what's more is the more I see them, the less and less they seem to have any relation to what they're selling. It's always some random hook then suddenly "hey look, over here! buy this!"

That doesn't mean I'm not personally unhappy. I'm quite happy in my day-to-day life. I get by just fine, I just don't like the large scheme of things going on in this country, is all. And you're right, preaching to others won't solve anything, it just makes people upset after a while.
Kira_lol
I stopped watching tv when I realized, no matter how many channels you have there isn't anything new/good on.

Honestly though, why is there never anything halfway good on television? (No matter where you go?)
Acehuge
Honestly though, why is there never anything halfway good on television? (No matter where you go?)
They don't need to try any more.
Jaceavy
Undead Zeratul said:
I don't watch television, seriously. I actually really dislike the constant advertisements thrown at us on a daily basis. They're too distracting, what's more is the more I see them, the less and less they seem to have any relation to what they're selling. It's always some random hook then suddenly "hey look, over here! buy this!


Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't American television have 5-minute commercial breaks every 10 minutes or something?
Undeadzeratul
If it's not, it sure seems like it. An average half-hour show will contain about 20-22 minutes of actual content, and 8-10 minutes of commercial content. Kind of ridiculous if you ask me. Same with full hour-long shows, they only contain about 45 minutes of actual show.
Acehuge
doesn't American television have 5-minute commercial breaks every 10 minutes or something?
Man I dunno.
Spriteav1
Ace Jon said:
doesn't American television have 5-minute commercial breaks every 10 minutes or something?
Man I dunno.

To interrupt, not sure on that exact number but it's a lot more in the US than it is the UK. Like you'll have a pre-titles, then the titles, then an advert. And then there'll still be 2 more adslots in the half hour.
Acehuge
Which is better - The Matrix (1) or Taken?
I'd say the Matrix, simply because of the cultural impact it had. It's a story that's been told many times, but it was told in just the right way at just the right time to really resonate with people. I like that.
(I wish Taken resonated with people more; human trafficking is a very real, very huge problem right now and people simply do not know. They don't know it's happening, that they're potentially contributing to it and so on)
Spriteav1
ACE. Now not everyone knows this, but we've met in person (and not just in that three month fling we shouldn't talk about). How many other people from the intertubes have you met in physical form?
Acehuge
How many other people from the intertubes have you met in physical form?
I HAVE MET:
  • Sliker (actually knew him IRL first, pretty sure I introduced him to the internet)
  • The Last Sheikah
  • Daniel (aka D-ash) and his friend whose username I forgot
    Um, that's about it.
  • Spriteav1
    Any fun plans for this year?
    Casablanka
    Did you graduate yet? What is your major, and what subset of your major do you find most interesting?
    Acehuge
    Any fun plans for this year?
    I'm currently at bible college (I go back on Monday) and it's amazing - it's like all the good bits of going to university without all the awful bits, and the stuff I'm learning is a total different ballgame (obviously).

    Did you graduate yet?
    Yes, with a 2:1.

    What is your major, and what subset of your major do you find most interesting?
    Web Design & Development. It was a terrible course. My favourite parts were when we actually got to do web design & development, which was pretty rare. Everything was either supremely simple or confoundingly irrelevant.
    Obama_making_a_decision
    I had intended to go into web development and programming until I realized that I am bad at it and that I find it to be boring as hell; what do you find interesting about Web Design & Development, Ace?
    Kira_lol
    What's your favorite book or books? Any good recommendations to read?
    Acehuge
    what do you find interesting about Web Design & Development, Ace?
    Design: art that is functional. Creating a pleasing aesthetic that conforms to many rules (UI stuff) - sort of like poetry; yo can be creative within the scope of the laws, and that conformation adds to the beauty.
    Development: creating something complex, something that solves a problem, from nothing but words written on a keyboard. Building a system from words.

    What's your favorite book or books?
    Probably The Hobbit.

    Any good recommendations to read?
    If you're not into Terry Pratchett, get into him. All of his Discworld novels are wonderful. I particularly like the 'industrial' ones: Making Money, The Truth & Going Postal.
    Acehuge
    Do you think I should try another giveaway thread or...?
    Yeh go for it.
    Kira_lol
    What's your favorite video game/game series?