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Off-Topic / Do you know some funny/sarcastic anti-quotes?
« on: February 11, 2016, 03:30:47 pm »
Hello folks,

I recently started doing some bookbinding as a hobby and now want to start a small project. The project consists of unusual quotes being illustrated (nice fonts, cool backgrounds, merged together, etc.) and then printed and binded into a hardcover book. Since I dislike all those hipster-inspirational-deep-shit quotes (see examples), I want to take a different approach and use unusual quotes from films, games or interesting people, it might not be that serious of a content. I have already collected some, but I need at least 12-20 to actually have enough content for a book. Quotes should have an author (game character, film character, real person etc., not "unknown" or "old chinese saying") and have "one line" (game quotes tend to need situation explanation or are more a conversation, which makes it harder to illustrate).

You can find the ones I already plan to use inside the spoiler:



"A-Poc-Key-Lips. I think I found my new favorite word!"

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wilde

Alright, I’ve been thinking, when life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade! Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these?! Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I’m the man whose gonna burn your house down – with the lemons!
Cave Johnson, Portal 2 (Game)

I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth; banks are going bust; shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter; punks are running wild in the street, and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it.
We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat. And we sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be!

We all know things are bad -- worse than bad -- they're crazy.

It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out any more. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we're living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, "Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials, and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone."

Well, I'm not going to leave you alone.

I want you to get mad!

I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot. I don't want you to write to your Congressman, because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street.

All I know is that first, you've got to get mad.

You've gotta say, "I'm a human being, goddammit! My life has value!"

So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out and yell,

"I'm as mad as hell,
and I'm not going to take this anymore!!"

Howard Beale, Network (Film)

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Predator (Film)

I have often been told to be bold, and take the bull by the horns, but, as I rather think that the amusement is more pleasant than profitable, I shall leave it to those who are so cracked already that an ugly poke with a horn would not damage their skulls.
Charles H. Spurgeon

Gordon Freeman


This is where you might help. If you know any cool quotes which might fit my criteria, feel free to post them. I would be happy for any help!

Off-Topic / Truck GP Nürburgring 2014
« on: July 21, 2014, 01:28:02 pm »
I was at the Nürburgring this weekend and watched the Truck GP.

Following are some clips from the day:


00:00 Safety car lap

00:33 Drift show truck (see video below for more)

00:49 First round of Truck GP race

01:12 Second round of Truck GP race

01:46 First round of Mittelrhein Cup

It was kinda awesome but sadly no crashes  >:D

Some facts about the trucks:
  • ~6 tons
  • > 1.000 ps
  • Limited at 160 km/h (for obvious safety reasons)
  • Water-cooled brakes

And here's another video of the drift truck (obviously not shot by me...)


Off-Topic / What is your hobby?
« on: February 27, 2014, 09:41:02 pm »
I just thought about this, we all share a hobby together, which is gaming. But everybody got more stuff he does in his spare time. Kinda similar to other topics, this one is meant so we can get to know each other better.

Everybody can just  explain what is hobby is, maybe share some pictures of it, or even explain what it is.

I will start this, let's see where this goes.


Quote from: Definition from Urban Dictionary
A hobby of crafting three-dimensional models out of paper, not too different from origami. The difference is that papercraft involves cutting out shapes and holding them together with glue, whereas origami involves folding a model from a single sheet of paper without glue or cutting.

When did it start?
I started this about 8 years ago, when I found out about it. The first actual papercraft model I found and build was a CubeeCraft, these are little box modell figures of famous tv shows or games. They are easy to cut out and need no glue. From there, things went fast: With every model you do, you search for a more challenging one. You can find a lot of templates online. You print them on high quality paper and cut them out. Then comes folding and scoring, and finally glue everything together.

In the spoiler, there are some of the builds I have done:

[spoiler= Pictures]
(The squares on the black cutting mat are 1cm for scale)

Some flowers I build for mothers day. My mom at first didn't even realize they were paper.

Here are two Star Wars Vehicles, the Millenium Falcon and an AT-AT with movable legs.

Then I experimented with lamps, the square one was originally a little candle light. I scaled it up and did it with a DIN A1 poster instead of DIN A4. So at daylight it is plain white, when switched on you can see the colorful pattern from the inside.

And right now, I'm really interested in moving or mechanical papercrafts. I already did one with a working iris mechanism, powered by gears.

First picture is after cutting out all the parts. All in all 29 DIN A4 pages of parts.

And this is the finished mechanical iris, with an outer diameter around 30 cm.

My recent project is the moving gear cube. Often called one of the most difficult mechanical papercrafts which exist today. When it's finished, it will look something like this:


Right now, I already have the whole bottom mechanism (a little box with 2 gears for transmission from handle to vertical rotation) and 6 of 12 gears. This is what they look like:

And finally, this is all the gear I use for it:


Why are you doing this?
I think I have two reasons for doing it. First is, because I like to create stuff and enjoy watching stuff form and grow over time. Secondly, doing papercraft is like meditation, you can just switch off your brain and it is actually quite relaxing (if you are into it and have steady hands).


I bought a Simson KR51/1 about a year ago, also known as "Schwalbe", a moped from former East Germany. Mine was build in 1972, so more than 40 years old. It has a 50 ccm two-stroke engine with 4 gears (foot shifting) and makes legally up to 60 km/h.

When did it start?
I saw the moped from a friend and just liked the whole thing. The look, the build, the manual shifting. I drove his Schwalbe 2-3 times, then waited far too long. After some time, I finally had a place to put the moped and bought the one my friend drove.

Here is a pictures of it:


And this is the shit you have to repair/deal with, when you own a 40 year old moped. One of the previous owners wrecked the back light. His solutions was to just solder the bulp to the cable (fucking moron...):


Why are you doing this?
Because I like the moped. I have little to none experience in repairing a vehicle of any sort, so it is kinda learning by doing. I only had some little rides with it last year and still have to repair a lot, but this summer I sure will cruise with it through town or to work.

So, what are your hobbies?

Off-Topic / GTA V - Car discussion
« on: October 30, 2013, 08:42:14 am »
I would like to start a general discussion about the cars and their modifications in GTA V.

First of all, here is a complete list of the available vehicles, they will add a customization guide there soon, too.
Overview of GTA V vehicles

What came to my mind yesterday is the really aweful arrangement of customization parts on the vehicles. I tried modding some of the old cars (Tornado, Voodoo) which were Lowriders in GTA SA and now you couldn't even fix the paint, and no additional parts at all. I wonder if there even is any proper vehicle I can use the Lowrider rims on.

Then I fully modded the Elegy (sport car), which has really A LOT of parts. When I was finished, I realised it still has really shitty brakes. So after spending like 50k on the whole car, I get a sport car which is stupidly fast, but will probably be crashed the next corner it sees.

Also I fully modded the Rat-Loader (muscle car), again A LOT of parts, again spent 50k, but I got a quite slow car instead (hello? muscle car?).

Is it just me, or are the custom parts really weird distributed over the vehicles?

Also, I like to collect the best cars from every car class, so maybe we can show off our collections of our favourite cars?

Here's mine (unmodded, will add modded pictures as soon as possible):
Truck: Hauler by JoBuilt

Police: Sheriff SUV (Granger) by Declasse

Muscle: Sabre Turbo by Declasse

Offroad:Dune Buggy by BF

Sedan: Tailgater by Obey

Sports: Buffalo by Bravado

Sports: Carbonizzare by Grotti

Super: (can't decide yet, still haven't driven all)

SUV: Dubsta 2 by Benefactor

SUV: Granger by Declasse

Utility: Towtruck (small)


So, what about you? What do you think about the customization features and what are your car collections?

Help & Resources / Server closed the connection.
« on: September 10, 2013, 07:39:45 pm »

I just wanted to enter the AX-Server as usually but the "Connecting" takes quite long. And then I just get the message "Server closed connection" after a minute or so. I have tried around 5 times right now, so it may not be a bug. Would be nice if someone could look into this or give me a hint on how to solve this.

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