Also known as "childfree by choice," childfree simply means not wanting children and having no desire to take on the burdon of parenthood. The term "childfree" should not be confused with "childless" as that implies a person or couple who desires children but has none. Unfortunately, childfree people are often accused of being selfish (as if having a child that's just another burden on society somehow ISN'T selfish), or "unnatural."
Going childfree means real freedom.
Literally "God from the machine", Deus Ex Machina originally referred to Greek plays, where the "gods" would be lowered onto the stage in order to provide a quick resolution to the story. Today, Deus Ex Machina refers to any improbably and/or overly convenient character or mechanism that comes out of nowhere saves the character(s) from their doom.
For a hilarious send-up of Deus Ex Machina, check out the spaceship scene in Monty Python's Life of Brian.
1: A marketing ploy designed to create the expectation between couples that they will buy useless, overpriced "gifts" for one another that will be quickly forgotten the day afterward.
2: A cruel, vicious holiday designed to mock single people and remind them of just how lonely they are.
1: My girlfriend got pissed 'cuz I didn't get her some shit for Valentine's Day.
2: Valentines Day makes me want to crawl in a hole and die.
An ad hoc hypothesis thrown up by Christians when confronted with intractable contradiction in their absurd belief system. It is nothing more than a veiled confession of ignorance from someone who will say anything rather than question or confront their beliefs. When arguing with a believer, hearing this usually means you've won the debate.
"How can an all-loving god condemn so many people to eternal torment in hell?"
"Simple, god gave us a choice to either accept him or reject him."
"But if God cares so much about us, then why does he need to coerce our devotion with the threat of torture? So why doesn't God reveal himself and warn us about it? Why doesn't he set the non-believers straight? Is our having faith so important to him that he's willing to let millions of people be condemned?"
"Uh...God works in mysterious ways!"
A game hack (AKA cheat) used by lamers as replacement for their lack of skill. An aimbot essentially "locks" the players crosshairs onto any nearby opponents, eliminating the need to aim. Such hacks are quite obvious when spectating the cheating player, and they are usually booted from the server or banned altogether.
Look at the lamer using his aimbot!
A graphical API produced by Silicon Graphics that is platform independent, unlike Direct3D. It is also much easier to program 3D applications with, do to the absence of Microsoft Code
If one wants to learn 3D programming, they should learn OpenGL.
An Application Programming Interface (API) developed by Microsoft to allow programmers to access various hardware, most often the graphics card and sound card. Despite being produced by Microsoft, DirectX isn't actually all that bad, if you can get past Microsoft's abominable coding style.
Learning DirectX is hard, and Microsoft's unintelligible code doesn't make it any easier.