Luckily, Roy didn't dump his Int or Wis, and has decent ranks in sense motive.
Emphasis added: Do you have any actual evidence to back up this claim, because all of the ecconomic studies I have seen have shown increased buisness taxes actually cause an increase in both jobs and pay. This is because money invested in personel isn't taxed (its an expense), so the companies spend more on them when the return on money they keep is lower. 50 cents on the dollar, or lower, isn't worth fighting your employees over when 80 cents or more is.
Skeletal Steve wrote:
I'll just end up paying the penalty in my state. Buying even the lowest amount per month looks like it would easily take 1/3 of my take home pay or more per month. I'll just eat the penalty like most people. Just more tax I have to pay.
Or since that means you are likely taking home less than ~10K anually, you will easily qualify for the subsidies that can completely pay for health insurance.
edit: heck, looking at some of the numbers you may qualify for medicaid, if you are under 15K
Ninja Scroll. I watched it at a friends house. It was also the first R rated thing I remember seeing. I was 12.
I don't remember if I watched Cowboy Bebop on Adult Swim or if I got my hands on Kenshin first, as the first thing I watched for myself.
Wow, between this and the fact DC fired the Batwoman writers so they wouldn't have Batwoman marry her girlfriend, makes me wonder what they are smoking over there.
DC didn't fire the Batwoman writers. The writers left on their own after being too frustrated with DC preventing them from showing the marriage, among other things.
People breed new varieties of plants and sell them online all the time. There are new breeds of daisies, custom lilies, and all sorts of things done with traditional splicing. We ship custom plants for home gardens accross the globe routinely, and have dones so for decades. In elementary school I sold some through mail order catalogs for a school fundraiser. No one complains when those are shipped. There are existing laws governing it. Just because someone wants to add actual science based off modern research does not mean this is a new field. Treating it differently is ignorant.
That thread has multiple comments from reaper, followed by people jumping down their throats with accusations that they are lieing and random speculation about the "real" reason things are late. They locked it down because it was a useless b$#*% fest of people who don't actually want to hear the answers.
Andrew R wrote:
I cannot fathom the world you live in.
Dr Grecko wrote:
RAW vs RAI. Any GM worth their salt will notice the obvious cheese and put the kibosh on it. If they don't they are intentionally looking for overpowered rediculousness or so inexperienced that they will have other problems long before this point.
There is a reason the game has an intelligent thinking person and not a table or computer to arbitrate things.
Trace Coburn wrote:
Saw it last night. Probably wont see it again this weekend, but I plan to go see it at least 1 more time.I have no idea why I saw some reviews complaining about the lack of good shots of the giant mechs. I loved the cinemetography. I do have the complaint that we don't get a good daytime fight scene, with the major battles happening at night in the rain. The acting falls a little flat at times, but rarely enough that its not really a detraction. It wasn't what you go to this movie to see. They deliver on the action sequences.
Have to completely agree with you on Crimson Typhoon and Cherno Alpha. I would have really liked see some more of them in their hayday. The movie was a little too main character focused in the fights, which wouldn't have been as much of a problem if the other mechs weren't cooler than him.
"Devil's Advocate" wrote:
Belief in the bill or not, Im not sure that respect is the right attribute for someone that basically sounds like they just used a technicallity to get what they wanted when it would have been the opposite otherwise. Comes off as pretty immature and childish from what it sounds, not heroic, regardless of if you are for or against abortion.
A technicality that has been left in specifically for its ability to protect minorities.
The Prop 8 ruling is less than I hoped for, but exactly what I was expecting.
I love how "the executive branch is not defending it so Congress can step in as an affected party because it is a law they passed" is justification for DOMA defendants having standing but "the executive branch is not defending it so the people who led the referendum can step in as an affected party because it is a law they passed" was denied for Prop 8. I can see this coming in to bite them in the ass as it effectively neuters any state referendum measure that does not have the support of the governor.
The past 3 years or so I have gone from not liking plastics at all to prefering them. Some of the various brands are now doing an excelent job that rivals the medium quality metals. When you get into the $12+ a mini range I feel like the metals can get details that I haven't seen in plastics, but most models do not need that and it takes a lot more skill at painting to make those look good. I also find plastics to be easier to work with and mod.
"Devil's Advocate" wrote:
Except for all those damn inconvienient studies that show the same resume with only a name change being sent out and getting vastly different call back rates and salary offers.
Scott Betts wrote:
Every library I have been in the past 10 years carries video games and movies. I argue that other media is just as important to spread for societal good. I disagree that the copy purchased by the library (or anyone) and spread threw many people causes any harm to the content creators, and challenge you to find any actual evidence that it does. Plenty of counterarguments have been shown already in this thread.
The first time a company tries to do that to me, I am going to sit at their register and read the entire thing. Especially if it happens at the holiday season.
Except she isn't arguing that that it is done because of misogyny. She is arguing that the result is that a misogynistic message is propogated. She isn't even saying this is a problem as an isolated insodent, but that it only becomes one when it gets perpetrated repeatedly (and she then proceeds to show more examples).She isn't speaking to the intent or motivation at all, except for calling it lazy.
Scott Betts wrote:
That is the main advantage for the developer. It is not the main advantage for the consumer.
Scott Betts wrote:
No, they aren't treating us as customers. They are treating us as thieves. If they were treating us as customers, they would show respect. These policies do not do that.
Right, because the 80s didn't have"cool", and "rad", and "cowabunga".
Language evolves. I'm sick and tired of grognards thinking that they are somehow supperior because they don't understand modern culture.
Personally, I am of the other opinion. I think Reaper is handling this great. I have enough information that I know about what is going on but they are not spamming me with useless crap I don't care about and can't affect. Seriously, some of my backed kickstarters feel the need to update daily about every random detail - STOP DOING THAT. It clogs up email and notifications and does nothing to get the product in my hands faster. It only makes me care less about your product as it takes too long for me to bother reading it.
I want updates maybe monthly, an additional one when the product is about to ship, with revised ETA on when it is going to be available. That is pretty much what Reaper has done, and I feel they are handling it well.
Surface area (SA) = 2*pi*r*h + 2*pi*r^2Volume = pi*r^2*h = 100 cm^3
SA = 200/r + 2*pi*r^2
dSA/dr = -200/r^2 +4*pi*r set equal to 0 to find minimum
r=3√(50/pi) (cubic root) = 2.51...~= 2.5cm
h= 5.03... using exact value for r. 2.5cm results in 5.09... or ~5.1 cm.
It really depends on what you are looking for in a game. Some games are more about setting up senarios for things to happen. Others are more puzzle based with scripted problems. Some have static stories to tell and are more like a book. Others are more free form for the player to design.
I like a mix of all of them. I love a good story, and sometimes want to play through one. Other times, I want to build something my own.
Personally, I find games that are open ended very boring. Either I want games that are a skill you can semi-master or ones that give me a good tale. The best games combine the two. I want strong story and plot lines in my games.
COmmunities are structured completely differently than they have been in the past, thanks to increased mobility and connectivity. Those with minority oppinions can now find others with similiar views and act as a sounding board for their ideas. People see that they are not alone, and are now more like to talk out about things that are bothering them. There is no less offense, but those who are being offended are more likely to speak out.
You now must also interact with those from much large and more diverse communities. In the past, groups congregated into locations and were insular. People in the bible belt never really intereacted with places like Provincetown MA, so while the 2 groups views clashed greatly they didn't have to interact with eachother. Now, opposing views easily meet eachother online.
A side effect of having a global community is having to interact with people from different parts of the globe who do not share your cultural views of the world.
Generally, the problem is not the woman's physical appearance, but the "gaze" used. If you want some examples, take a look at League of Legends' art. Almost all of the females are put into poses to emphasize their busts, some also emphasizing their ass. The men on the other hand are usually in action shots emphasizing what they are doing or in fairly standard tough guy poses.
Its been a long day at work. Meetings could use some brevity.
This is very true, and what I think a lot of people fail to realize. You can have fully clothed women depicted in insulting/sexist ways, and you can have naked women who are not. The emphasis on certain features is one of the greatest sources of objectification for character artwirk.
Kirth Gersen wrote:
No idea the etymology, but its basicly a derogatory term for slovenly, unwashed, usually overweight geeks. It's basicly for people like Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons. Urban Dictionary is pretty accurate on that one.
Its also a term used for people with ratty, untrimmed beards, or the beards themselves, or for double chins of overweight people, especially if they are poorly groomed.
It is used a lot with grognard.
It was through a thread similar to this one that I learned to correct some things that I thought might be annoying some of my female friends. Discussions like this do help.
firefly the great wrote:
I disagree. Expecting strangers to treat you like a human being is not entitlement, and the one jumping to the conclusion about the other is in the wrong.
Yeah, Caineach... you probably won't like me saying this, but if someone in the mainstream or even the "tried-RPGs-and-knows-the-rules" demographic feels that "getting associated with geeks" is too much of a problem for them to deal with, or that we should change enough that they "don't get their names associated with how people think of us" when they play RPGs, I am going to say with complete certainty that we are better off without precisely those people anywhere near us. If you want to exclude the people who are currently devoted fans to make the hobby more palatable for "a better class of people", then we're better off without you. If you manage to acheive this, that will be the day you and the gaming community are better off without me. I refuse to make non-gamers' intolerance a reason to exclude gamers from our midst. Let the "better class of people" have their football and other crap. And if the problem is what they think without having looked at the gaming community, then let them join us when they have cared enough to actually open their eyes.
And I would rather play with people I like than people I tollerate solely because they are the only ones I can find. Hell, I would rather not game than game with most of the people who show up at the game stores locally, and now I don't play in in-store games.
If you want to grow the player base, you cannot cater to the extreme wing of players and defend them like they are sacred. You have to deal with the guys who don't shower or the ones who think staring at women from accross the room is socially acceptable.
Some of those people are easily corrected. Some of the guys are just shy, or they don't know how they are offending people, and talking about it will help. But large swaths make the Simpsons Comic Book Guy socially acceptable and don't care that they are offending people, and I would much rather purge them from our ranks and add the people they are scaring off.
So you are willing to say that having a no whites table to create a safe space for persons of color is racist, but can't understand why someone would say that having a no males table to create a safe space for women would be sexist?
I don't agree with Samurai, but I can see his point, and it is a valid concern. I think his concern is out of proportion to the problems it would cause, and so I don't agree with him that this is a bad idea. But his concern is valid.
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm looking forward to getting my Bombshell Babes
That being said, I look forward to seeing more female minis that are in reasonable armor. There seems to be a trend moving towards it ever so slightly. I don't think we will ever get rid of boob plate though.
No backwards compatibility seriously hurt the 360s early sales. It drasticly reduces people willing to buy one because there is no access to the existing library. For instance, I don't have a PS3 but there are games on it that I would like to play. I might be convinced to buy a PS4 if I know it will give me access to all of the PS3 games and the next generation. But I would still be on the fence about that purchase. Without it, the PS4 holds no interest for me other than now I will need to upgrade my PC because games are designed with the console specks in mind for cross-system releases.
Steve Geddes wrote:
It allows them to have internal consistency in development of other materials that may hint at or rely on what happened. You don't want your setting getting out of hand, and keeping things consistent is important for much of the fan base.