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Heathansson wrote:

Man, here's some crap that happened to me at work.

So I was looking up on the internet about "bone scans and Padgett's disease," which is actually applicable to work,...and I find a possible site on the search engine, so I click it. It comes up and says, "do you want to make this your home page?" so I click "no" and it makes it my home page.

THEN, it starts popping up some of the nastiest porn I've seen on my computer at work and saying, "you're infected with spyware; look I found all this porn on your computer!!!"

SO I turned it all off, and went and told my boss (who is the coolest boss in the world), and then I got the security program to get rid of all the crapola. He said it's not a virus but it's a malicious adware and the security should've stopped it but for some reason the security thing was off.

HH - I work IT in a hospital & we NEVER turn the "security program" off. WTH?!

Heathansson wrote:
I was like, "now...this here porn?,,,this ain't me, man. This ain't my thing. I just look at Dungeons and Dragons stuff." What a day.

Are you sayin there's D&D porn out there?!

Liberty's Edge

I don't know it just was off for some dang reason.
Actually, I'm sure there is some D&D porn. They got every other dang kind...yeesh!

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Heathansson wrote:

Man, here's some crap that happened to me at work.

So I was looking up on the internet about "bone scans and Padgett's disease," which is actually applicable to work,...and I find a possible site on the search engine, so I click it. It comes up and says, "do you want to make this your home page?" so I click "no" and it makes it my home page.

THEN, it starts popping up some of the nastiest porn I've seen on my computer at work and saying, "you're infected with spyware; look I found all this porn on your computer!!!"

SO I turned it all off, and went and told my boss (who is the coolest boss in the world), and then I got the security program to get rid of all the crapola. He said it's not a virus but it's a malicious adware and the security should've stopped it but for some reason the security thing was off.

I was like, "now...this here porn?,,,this ain't me, man. This ain't my thing. I just look at Dungeons and Dragons stuff." What a day.

Then he noticed your fly was down......

FH

Liberty's Edge

Yeeeeeesh!

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

Man, that Heathy is a perv for his Medieval-Renaissance hentai ain't he?!

Liberty's Edge

I don't know what a hentai even is. And I know plenty.

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

I think it's anime porn, but I could just be a dumbass making a poorly crafted joke.

The Exchange

What would it be classified as? A bunch of canines tied-up and shaved and forced to....well, whatever, and viewed by a Lycan? It's not Beastiality, so what is it?
I mean besides grounds for being fired.
EDIT*hentai is japanese rope bondage (thats the short version anyway)*
FH

Liberty's Edge

Ayy carumba!

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

Why do I not feel better that Fakey told me that?


What did you expect from a man in a skirt. (j/k)

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Daigle wrote:
Why do I not feel better that Fakey told me that?

Sorry. Back in the day I used to pull tail from all the freaks. Kinda gives you a wide view that is slightly disturbing.

FH


Fake Healer wrote:
Daigle wrote:
Why do I not feel better that Fakey told me that?

Sorry. Back in the day I used to pull tail from all the freaks. Kinda gives you a wide view that is slightly disturbing.

FH

That whole statement from "...pull tail..." to "...wide view..." is slightly disturbing.

Liberty's Edge

Fake Healer wrote:

What would it be classified as? A bunch of canines tied-up and shaved and forced to....well, whatever, and viewed by a Lycan? It's not Beastiality, so what is it?

I mean besides grounds for being fired.
EDIT*hentai is japanese rope bondage (thats the short version anyway)*
FH

Actually I think "hentai" means something close to "perverted" in japanese, but is most commonly used to describe anime / manga / cartoon pornography (as Diagle said) - although rope bondage would probably be considered quite hentai as well.

A couple of days ago at work I did an internet search (work related) for a building cladding system called "Tera-clad" - I came up with a page "featuring porn star Tera Patrick clad in leather..." Hmmmm .... maybe not at work....


wow this is slightly disturbing turn this thread has taken; where's the rage, well, two things new for me:

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the U.S. involvement in Iraq, here is a sobering statistic. There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,867 deaths. That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers. The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6
per 100,000 persons for the same period. That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. Capital than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washingon

If that doesn't make you rant, better pinch yourself and see if your still alive. Oh; btw; firearms are illegal in Washington so only the bad guys have them; yeah, banning firearms makes people real safe @#$%$$@$!@#$#%$#$

Secondly, anyone gone over to the MSN webpage and read the feature article on the revolving screen about backscatter x-ray at airports where they check you out; and i mean really check you out without your cloths; they see everything on everyone and the software blurs your face for your privacy; privacy my rear end. The points they make about how long it will be before your pics end up on google or something is really something to think about; hehe and the security department says...will let you read it, but it has me fired up.

Scarab Sages

Today I actually have a rant that has nothing to do with politics, D&D, or even me. I'm talking about school uniforms. Driving to work today (riding actually, I let my better-half drive) I saw the young kids waiting for the school bus. Now its cold here in Philly today (highs in the 20s with bad wind chill), and some of those poor young chicks whose schools have uniforms were wearing skirts. That's messed up. In this day and age, you would think that they would allow young ladies to wear pants as a uniform instead of skirts, especially on a day like today. And it isn't just the catholic schools. Some public schools adopt uniforms and do the same thing. Crazy! If I ever have kids, I hope the dress code is modernized by then.

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Valegrim wrote:

wow this is slightly disturbing turn this thread has taken; where's the rage, well, two things new for me:

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the U.S. involvement in Iraq, here is a sobering statistic. There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,867 deaths. That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers. The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6
per 100,000 persons for the same period. That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. Capital than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washingon

If that doesn't make you rant, better pinch yourself and see if your still alive. Oh; btw; firearms are illegal in Washington so only the bad guys have them; yeah, banning firearms makes people real safe @#$%$$@$!@#$#%$#$

Secondly, anyone gone over to the MSN webpage and read the feature article on the revolving screen about backscatter x-ray at airports where they check you out; and i mean really check you out without your cloths; they see everything on everyone and the software blurs your face for your privacy; privacy my rear end. The points they make about how long it will be before your pics end up on google or something is really something to think about; hehe and the security department says...will let you read it, but it has me fired up.

Sorry, I think I lead the disturbed charge.

I also hate that anti-gun people have hobbled our ability to defend ourselves from the scum that have free reign on the streets. I read somewhere that someplaces in Texas where it is legal to carry firearms in plain view actually have a much lower gun-related crime history. I also read that in areas that allow a citizen to defend their property with deadly force there is a much lower crime rate also.
Arm the sheep, take on the wolves!

FH


Amen brother; at least keep em at bay. lol can you tell I just did a untitled post :)

Scarab Sages

Daigle wrote:
The real "small print" when it comes to hybrids is that if you live anywhere where AC is crucial you are not using the electric part of the engine much, if at all.

Sometimes we need to spell things out. I was trying to figure out why the ability to hit hybrids easier was crucial. I never thought of a hybrid having a high AC. :)

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Valegrim wrote:

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the U.S. involvement in Iraq, here is a sobering statistic. There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,867 deaths. That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers. The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6

per 100,000 persons for the same period. That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. Capital than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washingon

If that doesn't make you rant, better pinch yourself and see if your still alive. Oh; btw; firearms are illegal in Washington so only the bad guys have them; yeah, banning firearms makes people real safe @#$%$$@$!@#$#%$#$

OMG! That ridiculous irrelevant analogy totally changes my opinion. Wow. That should be widely distributed, then everyone will change their mind.

Seriously, this war of b%#@*!!* strawmen arguments is absurd. It's crap like this that renders most political discourse in this country into a worthless shouting match. There are so many holes that can be poked in this "analogy" that it makes my head spin. As a fun exercise, stretch your mind, see if maybe you can see the holes and why this argument may not be persuasive. Hint: Washington DC and Iraq have some other features that might be relevant in drawing the analogy.

Sorry, I still owe the thread a pro-Republican, pro-Democrat, anti-Republican, anti-Democrat rant (I'm a die hard moderate that things both parties are generally full of s#$$, but I lean left so I'll lean right in my anti-rant). It's coming, but I've been busy.

Grand Lodge

Valegrim wrote:

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the U.S. involvement in Iraq, here is a sobering statistic. There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,867 deaths. That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers. The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6

per 100,000 persons for the same period. That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. Capital than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washingon

If that doesn't make you rant, better pinch yourself and see if your still alive. Oh; btw; firearms are illegal in Washington so only the bad guys have them; yeah, banning firearms makes people real safe @#$%$$@$!@#$#%$#$

It seems like you might possibly have forgotten about Iraqi deaths here. Also, your math is backwards - 80 is 133% of 60, which means that you are 33% more likely to get shot in DC. Of course, that only serves to strenghten your.., um, argument.

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Someone in another thread said that his players were complaining that he would not allow players to choose races out of the Monster Manual.

It's strange because I've made the same ban in my games and no one has an issue with it. If someone DID have an issue with it, I would tell them "Okay, YOU run the game then."

I honestly don't know what the fascination with playing bizarre stuff out of the Monster Manual is. I cannot wrap my brain around the notion of playing a troll or an ettin (or any other such contrived creature) as any kind of serious, well-roleplayed concept. It seems to me that all such characters end up as comic relief and if your party is FULL of them, then your whole campaign is just a joke.

Maybe its just me.

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someone wrote:
Valegrim wrote:

wow this is slightly disturbing turn this thread has taken; where's the rage, well, two things new for me:

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the U.S. involvement in Iraq, here is a sobering statistic. There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,867 deaths. That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers. The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6
per 100,000 persons for the same period. That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. Capital than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washingon.

Hmm. I'd check those statistics. Is that 60 deaths per 100,000 soldiers per month? Compared to 80.6 deaths per 100,000 citizens of DC per month? That would require 967 murders in Washington in a year. Please post a link to a statistic that says almost 1000 people were murdered in Washington and I will believe you.

Not to mention that you would need to have every one of the Washington DC people carrying a military firearm for a parallel to be drawn. And that isn't the only people who are dying in Iraq, differing estimates put the death toll of Iraqi citizens somewhere in the neighborhood of 30,000 to 80,000 (depending on who's info you trust). NOW do your little murder-rate tally with even the lowest number of Iraqi deaths.

What was compared before is like comparing 2 entirely and sarcastically different items to each other. I would offer an example but whatever...

FH


My players want to play things like pixies and centaurs and stone giants. They think that they are 'cool'. Admittedly some of the races in the Monster Manual are cool but for the most part I wouldn't want to play them. I personally prefer races from the the Player's Handbook but they still have problems understanding that whatever the DM says is law. Sometimes they make me so angry. Anyway I am going to allow them to play these races using the racial progression levels.

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Fatespinner wrote:


I honestly don't know what the fascination with playing bizarre stuff out of the Monster Manual is. I cannot wrap my brain around the notion of playing a troll or an ettin (or any other such contrived creature) as any kind of serious, well-roleplayed concept. It seems to me that all such characters end up as comic relief and if your party is FULL of them, then your whole campaign is just a joke.

I think players are envisioning the archtypes displayed by either Chewbacca or Drizzt when they want to play monsters. Each has an interesting story to tell. Chewbacca is an example of the noble savage archtype, and the story is about why this character is in an "advanced" society and how people react. This works for good/neutral monsters (e.g., centaurs). Drizzt, of course, is the classic outcast hero. The player gets to play off of being misjudged/treated badly and the classic angst of being an outcast. In either case, there's built in drama for the choice.

(I suppose I should mention the third type, which is our beloved friend the power gamer, who just wants the badest ass race available, roleplaying be damned).

I guess what I'm rambling about is that playing monsters is like playing paladins. You force the game to revolve more around your character because that character comes into conflict with the world around him. If there is too much conflict (e.g., drow are killed on sight), the model breaks down. If there are too many weird characters, there's not enough spotlight to go around.

Anyway, I'm not saying you should allow monsters into the campaign, but I think that the motivation for playing monsters is similar to the motivation for playing paladins.

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Arctaris wrote:
My players want to play things like pixies and centaurs and stone giants. They think that they are 'cool'. Admittedly some of the races in the Monster Manual are cool but for the most part I wouldn't want to play them. I personally prefer races from the the Player's Handbook but they still have problems understanding that whatever the DM says is law. Sometimes they make me so angry. Anyway I am going to allow them to play these races using the racial progression levels.

I don't usually mind the +1 LA ones, like hobgoblin, lizardfolk, etc and the lesser ones, goblins, kobolds, etc. but I would never allow someone to play a pixie or a stonegiant. I mean really, what would an EL1 stone giant be, in a crib or something?!? How would you progress in stone giant from infancy?!? Maybe every few years they would gain racial hd and such?

If I ever did something like use high powered monsters as PCs I would only do it for one shots or a small campaign arc (3-5 levels)

FH

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

Moff Rimmer wrote:
Daigle wrote:
The real "small print" when it comes to hybrids is that if you live anywhere where AC is crucial you are not using the electric part of the engine much, if at all.
Sometimes we need to spell things out. I was trying to figure out why the ability to hit hybrids easier was crucial. I never thought of a hybrid having a high AC. :)

I read back and realized that I did that twice! The first time I should have written air conditioning, the second instance I should have written alternating current.

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

Fake Healer wrote:

I read somewhere that someplaces in Texas where it is legal to carry firearms in plain view actually have a much lower gun-related crime history. I also read that in areas that allow a citizen to defend their property with deadly force there is a much lower crime rate also.

Arm the sheep, take on the wolves!

FH

Actually we license for concealed carry state-wide. I'm pretty sure that Texas isn't the only state with concealed carry laws.


Fatespinner wrote:


It's strange because I've made the same ban in my games and no one has an issue with it. If someone DID have an issue with it, I would tell them "Okay, YOU run the game then."

That's funny, I force my player to play things of the MM, preasently orcs and goblins (though for some reason no one picked the later...)


well now; didnt we scratch a bleeding heart liberal anthill :) yep, why we all want them 30k to 80k Iraqie bloodbathed terrorist to just move in and be our neighbors; buy houses right next to us; teach in our schools and brainwash and torture our populous; wouldn't that just be bloody grand. Do we not all just love how all this garbage regardless of side gets twisted to any personal agenda; I am not a sheep; I never will be. I been there; done that; got the T shirt; and would go back if needed.

Grand Lodge

Let me get this straight - you are saying that all the 30k to 80k of Iraqi casualties were terrorists?

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Valegrim wrote:
well now; didnt we scratch a bleeding heart liberal anthill :) yep, why we all want them 30k to 80k Iraqie bloodbathed terrorist to just move in and be our neighbors; buy houses right next to us; teach in our schools and brainwash and torture our populous; wouldn't that just be bloody grand. Do we not all just love how all this garbage regardless of side gets twisted to any personal agenda; I am not a sheep; I never will be. I been there; done that; got the T shirt; and would go back if needed.

I have no idea what you said. Part of me wants to suggest that you type in complete sentences and use proper punctuation, but I'm not really interested in having what little meaning I can tease out delivered in greater detail (I doubt coherency will accompany any additional thoughts offered). And I honestly don't mean this in a rude way - I seriously am not able to make sense of your train of thought posts 80-90% of the time. In any event, I'm going to go back to ignoring your posts. ;)

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Vattnisse wrote:
Let me get this straight - you are saying that all the 30k to 80k of Iraqi casualties were terrorists?

No, mostly ordinary people (men, women, and children)caught in the crossfire. I believe their is a separate list for the terrorists and rebels' casualties, but I am not positive.

And yes, my heart does bleed for any family who is killed that just wanted to live life. If your heart doesn't feel pain when innocents are killed then I truly pity you.

FH

Grand Lodge

Not you, man! I was responding to the quote just above mine!!

The Exchange

Vattnisse wrote:
Not you, man! I was responding to the quote just above mine!!

I know, only the first half of my post was directed at you. Damn, I really got to remember that people on the internet can't see who I am looking at;P

The "bleeding heart" stuff was aimed above your post also to Valegrim (and anyone else who is so callously inclined).

FH

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And it looks like Valegrim is spending too much time trying to post over on the "Untitled" thread where they all seem to speak funny.

FH


Something is messed up. When I look at the listing of threads it says that this one has something like 2,687 posts but then the thing at the top of the first page of the rant thread says that there are only 2,639. Am I missing something?
And Valegrim, I must admit that I agree with Sebastian in that your post was entirley indecipherable. Complete thoughts would be nice. No offense.


It's actually amazing that this thread has a count on the main page of this forum as accurate as it does. Typically, once you start getting up over about 50 posts, Paizo starts doing strange things, like telling you there are more or less (usually less) posts than really exist in the thread. It's minor, but it does cause one to go, "Wha...?"


Thank you for clearing that up Saern.
In my campaigns the people who like to play monsterous races aren't seeking tobe a noble savage or outcast hero but are simply power gaming. It drives me crazy but I ahven't been able to get them to stop power gaming.

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Uri Kurlianchik wrote:
That's funny, I force my player to play things of the MM, preasently orcs and goblins (though for some reason no one picked the later...)

Orcs and goblins (and similiar low-powered races) I don't really have an issue with. An all-orc campaign might be interesting, but it's not something I could see working as a long-term campaign (i.e. more than 5 levels spanned). +1 LA races, as FH said, are usually not a problem. Even +2 can get by on occassion with a good reason. I've had the occassional tiefling in my game as well as a drow or two, but if you ask me to play a troll, a half-fiend, or a half-dragon (unless it's a Dragonstar campaign, where they are an accepted mainstream race), so help me....


Fake Healer wrote:

And it looks like Valegrim is spending too much time trying to post over on the "Untitled" thread where they all seem to speak funny.

FH

hehe busted; its true; the untitled thread is really much closer to how I talk anyhow. Sure, I CAN write both well structured and grammatically correct, but then it would not really be ranting now would it.

Silver Crusade

Hmph.

I was all excited about my new job (see back a few pages), but there's one issue I have. No internet access. None.

Meh. I'll be here when I can to enlighten you all with my eloquent postage.


No internet access?! What kind of buisness do they do?


Arctaris wrote:
No internet access?! What kind of buisness do they do?

They build tandem bicycles for the folks that can't afford those new-fangled automobiles! Those filthy suffragettes can't get enough! Also, handlebar mustache waxes, while you wait! Make a profit fatter than Taft! ::Cue ragtime music::


James Keegan wrote:
Arctaris wrote:
No internet access?! What kind of buisness do they do?
They build tandem bicycles for the folks that can't afford those new-fangled automobiles! Those filthy suffragettes can't get enough! Also, handlebar mustache waxes, while you wait! Make a profit fatter than Taft! ::Cue ragtime music::

You wouldn't happen to watch Family Guy, would you? :P

Silver Crusade

Arctaris wrote:
No internet access?! What kind of buisness do they do?

There's computers. They just have the internet comletely blocked. I can only use the applications they give me. Hence, no access to the internet.

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

Celestial Healer wrote:
Arctaris wrote:
No internet access?! What kind of buisness do they do?
There's computers. They just have the internet comletely blocked. I can only use the applications they give me. Hence, no access to the internet.

And it IS work. Those of you that get to surf while getting paid, understand that you are fortunate that you get to post at work. The rest of us should report you.


Daigle wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Arctaris wrote:
No internet access?! What kind of buisness do they do?
There's computers. They just have the internet comletely blocked. I can only use the applications they give me. Hence, no access to the internet.
And it IS work. Those of you that get to surf while getting paid, understand that you are fortunate that you get to post at work. The rest of us should report you.

Trust me, no need to report us... They know... They're out there. I miss being able to bypass the Corp firewall. :o\


Whooohooo, I'm on the internet & the Paizo boards while I'm at work! neener neeener neener Oh crap, the CEO's on his way, gotta go!

The Exchange

I know that alot of Monty Python fans are here and all that, but....If I ever see another beautiful Christopher West map defaced with a holy grail for some assinine promotion I will need to find a way to Paizo headquarters and whup the snot out of whoever's idea it was to put that in there. Friggin' morons.

FH

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