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I'm a "high voltage dancing star electrifying the air around me!"

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Big Justin wrote:
that guy was on the norm macdonald podcast and he's way dumber than he thinks he is, which is a sad thing to see in a man as old as that

He does Yoga.

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Comrade Anklebiter wrote:

Amusing account from Breitbart:

Eight More Good Reasons to Loathe and Despise 9/11 Truther Russell Brand

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Wait... is it being implied that when he said, "You can read the book in
whatever manner you would like to" each of us can choose to support either the
view he is a 9/11 Truther or not one?
That is very clever trick on his part.

In fact, Russell Brand is now a litmus test. You can immediately determine if
someone is an enemy of America by if they "like" him or if they "do not like him".
I bet most (not all) Russians like him.


Vod Canockers wrote:
Electric Wizard wrote:

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He's British.

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DM Barcas wrote:
Isn't he a 9/11 Truther?

What is a 9/11 Truther?

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Generally someone that denies that there were any actual planes involved and that it was all done by the Bush administration to start up the war in the Middle East so he could become President for life of the earth and on and on and on...

I just watched an interview on youtube with this guy, he is very amusing to watch. He was actually asked this, and he indicated he's not a 9/11 Truther.

However, most people in other countries are 9/11 Truther's.

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He's British.

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DM Barcas wrote:
Isn't he a 9/11 Truther?

What is a 9/11 Truther?

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Basically, this is "the system's" attempt to assimilate him and defuse
the threat he poses. If anything, this call to stand (to run) on his part is
proof the powers that be are afraid of him.

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This thread has done it's job wonderfully.

carry on.

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"Devil's Advocate" wrote:
Yah, I'm not really sure what didn't make sense?

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Why did the Engineers make Black Goo that could make "Aliens", and
why did the guy at the beginning of the movie drink it and not make an Alien?

The answer seems to be over and over the Black Goo is magical? (which is a different game system.)


Bill McGrath wrote:

I almost turned this into a post where I list each problem I had with Prometheus and ask if the video addresses that, but I don't want to put that kind of strain on the site's servers!

I'm very dubious that video will redeem the film for me - I had so many problems with it other than the plot being opaque - but I might give it a look.

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I just watched the video. It doesn't really "answer" any of the tough
questions everyone has, but instead explains away general complaints by
introducing extra material from deleted scenes, and the movie's website.

I think, if it takes all this explanation to smooth over the questions,
then the movie failed.

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Here's a question: if they landed at a Military Base of the Engineer's,
and the Engineers where going to kill Earth (so the Prometheus had to
crash into the space ship to stop it) Why does the Black Goo make "Aliens" ???

Or just, Why does the Black Goo make "Aliens" if the Engineers manufactured
the goo at one of their Military Bases?

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Xabulba wrote:
Electric Wizard wrote:
yellowdingo wrote:
Ulfen Death Squad wrote:
I though the first one made sense, at least to some degree. If a second is made, please kill Naomi Rapace off soon. Sorry but I have never liked any of her work. But back to a possible sequel, please continue down the path of this wmd black stuff and show how it turns into the alien species or how we connect black stuff to the alien species.
I'm still weirded out by the fact naomi rapace's baby is a face hugger. Its offspring must infect one of the snakes with the acid blood assimilating it into the over all life cycle of converging species. Although the snake might be a face hugger.

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Nobody knows what that thing is. It is *not* a face-hugger.
I'd call it a tentacled stomach-pumper that eats meat.

And, if the Black Goo is a weapon being developed by the Engineers why
did make her pregnant to begin with?
Why did the Engineer at the beginning of the movie die from it then?

Bottom line, the cinematography was great, and the story line was crap.

Holloway, Shaws boyfriend, was altered by the goo that david spiked his drink with and it changed his sperm. When they had sex the altered sperm found one of her eggs and created the proto-face hugger.

The engineer drank a whole bunch of the goo and dissolved into DNA to seed the planet he was on. Holloway and Fifield only got a small amount of the goo and only partially dissolved becoming zombified.

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No. Nothing in the movie supports that -- furthermore, there is no need for "Aliens" at all.

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yellowdingo wrote:
Ulfen Death Squad wrote:
I though the first one made sense, at least to some degree. If a second is made, please kill Naomi Rapace off soon. Sorry but I have never liked any of her work. But back to a possible sequel, please continue down the path of this wmd black stuff and show how it turns into the alien species or how we connect black stuff to the alien species.
I'm still weirded out by the fact naomi rapace's baby is a face hugger. Its offspring must infect one of the snakes with the acid blood assimilating it into the over all life cycle of converging species. Although the snake might be a face hugger.

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Nobody knows what that thing is. It is *not* a face-hugger.
I'd call it a tentacled stomach-pumper that eats meat.

And, if the Black Goo is a weapon being developed by the Engineers why
did make her pregnant to begin with?
Why did the Engineer at the beginning of the movie die from it then?

Bottom line, the cinematography was great, and the story line was crap.


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The first Prometheus is a beautiful looking scifi movie albeit with a
nonsensical plot. The story structure is so bad, I can't even watch
the movie again because it fills me with disgust.

I'm happy Noomi Rapace is in Prometheus 2, and hope Ridley Scott
hired new movie-plot writers for this one. I remember Charlize Theron was in the
first one, but don't remember her character's purpose. (Oh yay, she ran in a
straight line from the rolling space ship instead of cutting right or left to make us
mad at her, and glad she died.)

Hopefully, in P2 they circle back and explain some of the crap of the first one

good luck.

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jocundthejolly wrote:
Well, until now the drug companies have had no economic incentive to develop a vaccine. Had there been profit in curing these people they would have done it.

At least for the moment there is profit in producing a vaccine. I wonder how long this will last.

In the example of Diabetes, there will never be a cure because all the
profit is in treating it, not curing it.

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For those with Social Anxiety Disorder:
Make a list of 20 topics and subjects and jokes, and memorize it and practice talking in front of a mirror every day for 11 minutes.
Then, when you see some girls and you're super nervous, your practice will kick in, and you'll be just fine.

(Also, take a shower, lift some weights, you know ...)

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Pan wrote:
How does one go about meeting and eventually asking out a gamer girl?

1. Take a shower.

2. Look them in the eye and have something interesting to talk about -- forever.

done.


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A load of Giant's poop.


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18: a TRS-80 computer and all cables.

(however, it's doubtful anyone other than a wizard understands electricity
and digital logic. But, if a wizard in the group does get it up and working
then she'll have to know BASIC.)


We can trace it all back to the guy who invented the Nobel prize.

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It would suck to die for a barren island.
[url= oil wars]

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word up, hoss.


1. I am a god.
2. I have no idea what I'm doing.

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At least according to The Washington Post. But, your iPhone is now encrypted.
The FBI says it'll help kidnappers. [ blog = misleading PR offensive ]

Also, these new security features will help sexual predators, and terrorists,
and will endanger countless lives, all because police will have a harder time
cracking into phones. [ thing = Here’s Why ]

I wonder what the founding father's of America would think. Those guys
were pretty crafting when it came to subverting their British overlords.
Maybe there was less crime back then.

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your you


(I don't want to educate your for free.)


We know. You're in a tough spot, and something is causing trouble in your environment.
It's usually a Witch.

Learn how to use full-stack monitoring to find Witches... and burn them!

[ url= Witch! ]

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Think of it as something similar to the Y2K bug when we realized using
two digits to represent the year was going to suddenly cause computers
to roll back to the 1900′s.

Over the years, a lot of code has been written to identify two
particular versions of Windows, Windows 95 and Windows 98 by using only
the starting string. So instead of identifying Windows 95 and Windows 98 by
a rather long statement like this:

if (osName.startsWith("Windows")) {
isWindows = true;
if (osName.startsWith("Windows 95") || (osName.startsWith("Windows 98") ||
osName.startsWith("Windows Me"))
return; // win9x/Me cannot handle long paths
}

Programmers would use the following shorter code which would yield the
same results:

if (osName.startsWith("Windows")) {
isWindows = true;
if (osName.startsWith("Windows 9") ||
osName.startsWith("Windows Me"))
return; // win9x/Me cannot handle long paths
}

Unfortunately, this meant that calling the new Windows, Windows 9 would
make all the applications still running on this piece of code see
Windows 9 as either Windows 95 or Windows 98, not Windows 9.

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Ah yup.


Q wrote:
... introducing a suite of new psychic and occult magics to the game ...

Psionics must be usable by Evil AI Computers and Robots, because Psionics

is "mental magic". These types of game constructs are purely mental,
because they can think but are not alive. To be balanced, some of them
should have 'spell casting' ability.

If this is excluded in the rules, I will avoid it with distaste.

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Ascalaphus wrote:
You're taking a set of the rules that most people already have a hard time understanding, and you're basically adding more detail.

Yes.

Ascalaphus wrote:
Also, how well does this port to giant spiders, serpents, squids, bears and so forth, that use very different appendages to grab?

Luckily this is a game of imagination, and you can do anything

you want to. However, in light of your first criticism, I understand
you suffer limitations.

Ascalaphus wrote:
I think we're better off with the more generic current system.

Don't use my rules then. Win-Win. I don't have to explain them,

and you don't have to struggle.

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If the Grappler succeeds on a TACKLE, and both the Grappler and Grappled
are prone, THEN begin a 'First to 3 Successes' contest.

'First to 3 Successes' contest:
At the beginning of *each round*, Grappler makes a CMB check vs. the CMD of the
Grappled. If the Grappler wins 3 checks first, then he has
succeeded in getting the Grappled in a rear-naked choke.
If the Grappled wins 3 checks first, he has successfully swept
the Grappled, and the positions are reversed -- at this point,
the *new* Grappler can begin another 'First of 3 Successes' contest,
or choose to stand up, in any adjacent 5' square leaving the other on the ground.

REAR-NAKED CHOKE - Grappled goes unconscious the next round.

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> Time Agent < is a fun game.

In Time Agent, each player plays a different race who are going back
through time and re-writing history to ensure that their race comes out
on top. Or rather, that their race was always on top. Anyway, each race
is different, but races have some natural alliances and enemies.

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Read all these:

o The Cross Time Engineer by Leo Frankowski
o The Hundred-Light-Year-Diary by Greg Egan
o The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
o Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
o Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
o The Dechronization of Sam Magruder by George Gaylord Simpson
o Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card
o Animorphs by K. A. Applegate
o "The Devil on the Road" by Robert Westall
o In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
o Making History by Stephen Fry
o To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
o Corrupting Dr. Nice by John Kessel
o The Transall Saga by Gary Paulsen
o Island in the Sea of Time by S. M. Stirling

When you're done, you will have a feel for how your game play should unfold for good player experience.

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Theconiel wrote:
What else have you used? What other ideas do people have? Are there different starting assumptions?

I recommend using > this magic system < .

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Artanthos wrote:
... Poor there has nothing to do with skin color ...

Yes. We have a false premise here, because Orfamay Quest has his statistics backwards.

Nothing to see here; move along. :->

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Robot's Even Make Ashtrays now:
[url= htp://ww.wired.c//a-huge-cly-filled-robot-id-1]

But Can A Robot Make Art ?

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Orfamay Quest wrote:
Electric Wizard wrote:
LazarX wrote:
You'll find that the answer depends a lot on factors such as the color of your skin, and the relative wealth of the family you were born into.

I bet these factors you mention are highly predicted by: education, household income, unemployment, disability, life expectancy, obesity.

I think you meant "those factors are highly predictive of," unless you're suggesting that the reason a baby is born to a wealthy white family is because she has an advanced graduate degree.

I absolutely see your point. And, my statistics is super rusty.

But, in this study with this data, Race is a Dependent variable and
Education and Household income are Independent variables. So, Race is
being 'predicted' in this case. (For a different data set it certainly
could be the reverse.)

And, there is no "reason"; it can only be Correlation. (unless you are
saying the "reason" why shark attacks increase in the summer time is
because ice cream sales increase in the summer time.)

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LazarX wrote:
You'll find that the answer depends a lot on factors such as the color of your skin, and the relative wealth of the family you were born into.

I bet these factors you mention are highly predicted by: education, household income, unemployment, disability, life expectancy, obesity.

And, may be why they chose only these features.

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I wonder what it means to 'live hard'?

[ map = colors means something, if you're not color-blind ]

We chose to rank counties based on six factors:
education,
household income,
unemployment,
disability,
life expectancy,
obesity <-- ***

[ update = more details due to feedback ]

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1. Georgia Tech

2. Two Electrical Engineering classes

3. It seems like the right thing to do.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Picture doesn't do her justice. The best Storm I have ever seen.

I think Halle Berry's was better.

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You've been slugging it out long enough in a dead end job with a small, floppy pay check.
You are too smart to be bossed around by a douche bag boss, whom you should not physically assault.

This is all you need --> we_can_do_it.

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I'm pretty sure my party fought >this< once. It was in a Gary Gygax adventure.
But now they are saying it is real. [ url = legs & spikes ]

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Wait... it may have instead been one of >these< .


Grand Magus wrote:

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HOW MINIMUM WAGE CAUSES UNEMPLOYMENT:

A minimum wage is considered a Price Floor. In other words, it is a
level below which the price of something is not allowed to fall.
(fyi and conversely, a Price Ceiling is a level above which the price of something is not
allowed to rise. Think of rent-control as a price ceiling.)

OK, HERE WE GO ... Take a look at >this< graph of a labor market. AND DON'T FREAK OUT!

First:
♦ The Price of Labor (shown on the y-axis, P) is of course, the wage rate.
♦ The Number of Jobs (shown on the x-axis, is called Q for quantity.)
♦ The point where the two black lines cross is called equilibrium. At this point,
the "quantity of labor supplied by individuals is equal to the quantity
of labor demanded by firms" -- that is, everybody is happy. For this example,
let's say it's 6 mil jobs at a rate of $15 per hour.

Second:
Think of the Supply Curve [the one going up from lower-left to upper-
right, labeled S] from your own personal perspective. It slopes upward
because at higher wage rates you'll choose to work more, right? The
Demand Curve [the one labeled D, going down] can be thought of from the
point of view of a firm. It slopes downward because the firm hires more
workers at lower wage rates and less at higher wages.

(All we've done so far is define what we are looking at. NEXT, we'll
use it.)

So it seems like a happy situation - no one is unemployed and the
company has enough workers to meet product demand. Again, the point
were the lines cross tells us at what Price level the labor force is
willing to wake up in the morning and goto work for the man.

Now let's assume that legislation (a minimum wage law) is passed
that requires firms to pay workers $20/hour. (remember the equilibrium
is $15) At this wage rate, the Demand Curve tells us the company (where
you work) only demands about 4...

The Republicans did the right thing. [ url = good move ]

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thecursor wrote:
Kirth Gersen wrote:
After all, anyone who hates hobbits can't be all bad.
Hobbits disgust me, is that racist? Maybe but I stand by my beliefs. The whole of LOTR is one long attempt to use propaganda to oppress the noble Orc peoples. Uruk Hai! No justice no peace!

There are many >problems with Dwarves< too.

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Aaron Bitman wrote:

And although Heathansson and pres man mentioned "Ringworld" by Larry Niven, no one mentioned the real best idea in it, in my opinion:

223. Ringworld itself. The three-page explanation of the ring around the star provides a perfect example of what makes sci-fi so great.

Is that supposed to be "Page 223." ?

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Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups
representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on
US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest
groups have little or no independent influence.

In English: the wealthy few move policy, while the average American has
little power.

( obligatory picture )

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Auxmaulous wrote:

-"1187 hunter-vasser"

"That's the hotel"

-"What?"

"Where I live"

-"Nice place?"

"Yeah sure I guess..."

"..is that part of the test?"

-"No, just warming you up - that's all"

-------------------------------------
(later)

-" Describe in single words, only the good things that come into your mind about... your mother?"

"My mother?"

-"yeah"

"Let me tell you about my mother"

(BLAM)

Robots do not have psychology(ies).

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Lamontius wrote:
I ate a chicken

How much did it weigh?

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