"At the Chat Room bar, a pale ghost was dragging on the memory of a cigarette, puffing bits of itself back into the air. Two water elementals were drinking from each other through hollow reed straws. A werewolf was curled up on a threadbare blanket searching his fur for fleas and occasionally licking his balls. In the corner, a statue of a musician in a single piece white spangled outfit with a short cape was bleeding bloody tears. A corkscrew was jammed in a very vulgar position below the belt. The bouncers, two muscular women who looked as if they could dig out a mine by punching the mountain, were having a pose-off. Several bar patrons were placing bets on which one would pass out first. A barechested sailor with a corncob pipe and a serious jaw had passed out at a table; his tattoos could be heard having an argument about matters philosophical. At a table near him, three plain individuals with no distinguishing features sat, two men and a woman, quietly studying the newly-arrived adventurers. A mummy in a booth was sipping gin & tonics while performing running repairs on its bandages. A tribe of barbarians had shoved tables against the walls and cleared a space for a dance-off. They had bared, oiled chests and were wearing high fur boots, fur loin cloths, and intensely tall feathery headdresses as they stamped and howled to the heavy metal pumping out over the bar’s hidden speakers."
Gary Teter wrote:
Why does it sound like a light saber in that ear?
Alas, that is permanent hearing loss.The brain wants to hear and so if the transducer (your hair cell),
the thing your brain is waiting to get a signal from, is dead the brain's
neurons try to fit a signal as best they can. This often ends up sounding
like waves, or clicks, or a 'sssss'. The doctors call it Tinnitus.
There is no cure only careful maintenance and control of your hearing (hair cells).
It may be time for you to get hearing aids. They assist in protecting
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In >THIS< article, Erika Mona says he'll do Pathfinder 2e if the fans ask for it.
"People are always asking us when we're going to do a new edition
POLL: Do You Want A New Edition of Pathfinder (Pathfinder 2e) ?
Answer to Russian Roulette:
Almost everyone would pay more money in situation 1 to remove the
But this is wrong according to rational choice theory! It is logically
Let’s see why. Consider the events D = Dead and A = Alive. Also
If you pay x dollars to remove one bullet from four, then you are
Therefore, with a utility function u, we have:
u(Lx) = (1/6) u(D) + (5/6) u(A)
Similarly, when you are willing to pay y dollars to remove a bullet
(3/6) u(Ly) + (3/6) u(D) = (4/6) u(D) + (2/6) u(A)
We can simplify the above equation to get:
u(Ly) = (2/6) u(D) + (4/6) u(A)
If we take u(D) = 0, then since we prefer to be alive that means u(A) > 0. So we have
u(Lx) = (5/6) u(A)
u(Ly) = (4/6) u(A)
u(Lx) – u(Ly) = (1/6) u(A) > 0
In other words, you prefer to be alive after paying x dollars to being
Therefore, under the Von Neumann and Morgenstern utility theory, you
This goes against intuition, so let us offer a few justifications for the logic.
The main mental block is that people prefer certainty outcomes versus
The tendency to favor certainty is related to the zero risk bias. In
Source: This problem appears in Ken Binmore’s Playing for Real: A Text on Game Theory.
"I have eaten at this place, and everyone there was covered in tattoos and piercings. It's no wonder they couldn't find jobs paying them a good wage because most organizations requiring professional dress and grooming never would have hired them, unless it was some second hand clothing store in Wicker Park, the hipster enclave of Chicago.
So they picketed and fought for higher wages, now they are out of a job. Would it have been better to make the lower wage and still have an on-going job? Or are they better off with no job? Personally, I would have kept the lower wage, and then made a plan to get myself a better paying job or a second job to improve my living standard. But I guess the tactics I used on myself when coming out of high school and college are "dated" and "out of touch"."