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There are places in various slums where GPS maps recommend you not to stop even if your car is having trouble because it's too dangerous. Similarly, yes, if your plane is going down, and you are landing in certain territories, it may well be that you HAVE no good options. Hopefully, the pilots knew this about the situation BEFORE going in.
Russia knows WWIII is not going to be kinder on them than on anyone else. They are a poor country, in poor shape regarding production and civil society. Getting involved in a serious war would quickly see them in a very precarious situation. Not to mention, the West would quickly unite against them, and China would love to see a chance to carve out a piece of them. It is not a winning concept for them either.
Regarding shooting pilots... It is not something you should expect going in that your opponents will follow the rules of war, unless they are representing a nation, and often not even then. It is quite simply a very bad idea to eject in the wrong place.
There is quite a lot about what God almighty is going to do to billions of us humans in the end days in the Bible. Just sayin'.
48. We're not making much process in disabling the soul-destroying, automatically recharging, trap just outside the only toilet in the dungeon. Nor is the dig around the trap project going as planned.
49. Well, the entire thing was plastered with asbestos, in full accordance with previous building norms. Yes, I know a +2 to item saves vs fire is a good idea in an enclosed space, but you wanted a pool room...
50. The screamy phantom of dread is keeping everyone awake all night, everywhere in the dungeon. The last bunch of clerics gave up on trying to exorcise it earlier today.
51. Turns out "Dungeons of Horrible Dread, Fleshfester Swamp 1, 555-13, Fleshfester Swamp" has problems with mail delivery.
The Netherese archwizard was named Ioulaum, the first to create an enclave. In second edition AD&D lore, the only mention I know of beyound the Ioun stones is that the plane of minerals has a swathe of land that is called Ioun something, the area closest to the positive energy plane. This is from The Inner Planes for Planescape.
Edit: Apparently, there was a Ioun guy too, but the one in the spoiler is definitely Ioulaum.
Eeeeeexcept there are things the narrator of 300 was not present for.
But I do agree. Work of art. There is a place for ridiculously over the top muscle action with lots of yelling and slomo.
And yes, two people did run around the Titanic and giggle. The resulting security checks meant the crew did not manage to detect the iceberg.
Followed by dividing by a-a... A.k.a. zero. Don't do that. It makes bad stuff happen.
Schizophrenia is, as stated, a poorly understood disorder. It was originally described by Kraepelin, who called it dementia praecox (early dementia). A while later, it was called schizophrenia by Bleuler. The word means "split soul", which gave rise to the idea that it's several people in one head, but actually, the schizo part of the word means split like in "split off, other, different".
The disorder consists of a chronic condition of psychotic symptoms: Positive, negative, and cognitive. Positive symptoms are positive in that they add something to the patient's experience, and include hallucinations (typically voices), delusions (typically paranoia, megalomania, or various religious forms). The negative remove something, making the patient less communicative, less social, and they tend to isolate themselves. Cognitive symptoms are signs of accumulating, albeit minor, brain damage, found by cognitive testing before and after episodes of acute worsening. Psychosis refers to the inability to separate what is real and what is not, and is a matter of degrees.
There is no such thing as acute schizophrenia. There are various forms of acute psychosis, such as amphetamin-induced paranoia, however, but these are not considered to be schizophrenia. Nor does schizophrenia (or usually, psychosis) come from traumatic experiences. It is a slowly-developing disorder, which begins at perhaps ten to twelves years of age with prodromal symptoms, but these are symptoms that are far more common, and so these give little hint of who will develop schizophrenia. Typically, the disorder begins with a sharp psychotic state at around 20 for men, and 30 for women. From that point, only neuroleptics (aka antipsychotics) have been shown to help. What they do is they get the patient to function, even if it is rarely full functioning. If the patient stops taking their medicine, they grow psychotic again, usually within a month. Since understanding that they are ill is rarely the case, much of psychosis care has to be done against the patient's wishes. With medication again, recovery from acute symptoms comes within two weeks or so, but cognitive symptoms get worse with every such episode.
Regarding violence, it can and does happen. However, a person in an acute psychotic state is usually far from unpredictable. First, each episode looks the same and doesn't vary much, usually even across decades. Second, this is a very, very scared person. They are not out to hurt anyone, their priority is to protect themselves. Violence happens when someone gets too close, doesn't listen to the patient, and keeps trying to communicate/touch/hold/whatever. Acute psychosis expands your personal sphere. Don't stare. Don't show your teeth. Don't make sudden movements. Don't get too close. Don't use big words. Focus on giving them an environment they can relate to, keep a decent distance, keep a roughly neutral face, see if they want/need something to eat or drink. If they tell you to go, go. It's not rocket science. Sum total, schizophrenic patients are very slightly overrepresented in violent behaviour compared to the general population - but there is overlap with autism spectrum disorder and other disorders that also have the same overrepresentation.
Contrary to popular belief, visual hallucinations are rare, and belong more to conditions like alcohol delirium.
It is harsh, unending, and breaks you down. 0.7% get it, slightly more in urban areas, slightly less rural. The causes are unknown, but some genetic predisposition exists.
All told, yes, confusion as a result is pretty decent. What you see of acute psychosis is typically that the patient is distracted, not much else.
Okay, more Sissyl's teachy time for X-COM:
In X-COM, you learn by doing. This means you have stuff to do during the missions:
ALWAYS, ALWAYS carry more than you should. The more the better.
This is the way to get true badasses in your squad. Expecting them to train between missions is apparently off the table.
Then more than half of them will prove to have no psi ability at all, and you will need to fire them anyway.
Oh, and for actually useful tips: Laser rifles.
They lack the punch of plasma, true. But look at what you get:
They don't use clips. They don't cost elerium. They are weak enough to actually merely injure someone in a flight suit, and that being relevant is actually not that uncommon.
This allows you at least one big advantage: Spray the area. You don't lose points for destruction, only civilian casualties. If a house holds an alien, going in after it is DANGEROUS. Eradicate the house instead. Laser holes in walls are perfect for grenades to take out entire floors. As a bonus, you get flying floors.
That is the joy of playing X-COM 1. You can lose, at any moment, significant assets, even without making any particular mistake. The "psychically dominated because glitches between wall sections" and the "stupid alien exits ship door, gets missed by eight kneeling people waiting for it, then throws grenade to kill four of them" are important parts of the game, which basically wants to teach you humility.
Oh, and civilians who have been anywhere near a chryssalid are zombies. Always.
Jedi are control freaks who learn from a very early age to shut out everything that looks like feelings. Every feeling leads to the dark side. Dark side force users (loath to use Sith here) are ruled by their emotions and desires.
Anakin was supposed to bring balance to the force. It may be that he did so by getting a son. Luke was in a pretty good situation to do so: He got a normal upbringing, and faced both jedi training and what he saw of the dark side as an adult. Further, he was the ONLY force user around, and it is reasonable to think he would build something which focused on a balanced person as a force user. Of course, if he goes down the dark side route and dies, this has to be further postponed...
~grumbles~ Thanks Microsoft. ~sighs~ So it appears the ever greedy Microsoft has not included a DVD media player with Windows 10. Theirs cost $15 and I refuse to pay that unless absolutely necessary. Can anyone suggest a good DVD player for Windows 10?
Unless my memory fails me, Microsoft was forced NOT to include a media player in Windows by a high-up court decision. It... hardly seems fair to blame them.