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by EdgarJPublius
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9352
Views: 1323907

Re: Minecraft

Currently, these are the only clues Each has a hidden door opened by a mysterious key found in a nearby container. In addition to the hidden door, one Bureau has a second entrance that is not hidden, but may still be difficult to find. A different Bureau has a door that is hidden, but in an obvious ...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9352
Views: 1323907

Re: Minecraft

The Mysterious Isle has opened five Bureaus scattered across the world. Each has a hidden door opened by a mysterious key found in a nearby container. At least three more Bureaus are planned. Each Bureau contains a full set of enchanted Diamond Armor and an enchanted elytra. If you find a bureau, yo...
by EdgarJPublius
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9352
Views: 1323907

Re: Minecraft

I was afraid my villager sorters at the Arcology and LIRF would flood in 1.13, but after some investigation, it seems they should be fine. I'm still concerned about my remaining water-vators, particularly the VULCAN tower one, but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. Especially considering I'll be ...
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468157

Re: Trump presidency

I never said otherwise. If anything, a lot of people seem to think the current administration's immorality somehow excuses the admittedly fewer immoralities of previous administrations. They don't, the lesser of two evils is still evil . If you want to solve the problem, you can't stop at laying th...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468157

Re: Trump presidency

From the linked article: The facility also has a history of troubling practices , including allegations of child abuse, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting. A local congresswoman called for Shiloh to be shut down four years ago after the Houston Chronicle reported on long-running al...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468157

Re: Trump presidency

From the linked article: The facility also has a history of troubling practices , including allegations of child abuse, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting. A local congresswoman called for Shiloh to be shut down four years ago after the Houston Chronicle reported on long-running all...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468157

Re: Trump presidency

Good news: Trump administration must stop giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent Bad news: Trump administration had been giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent, needed to be told by a judge to stop doing that Worse news: The facility has been in operati...
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 672
Views: 103192

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I recently noticed the joystick on my steam controller was looking a bit the worse for wear. So today I replaced it with an aluminum joystick from Amazon and so far it's great. There aren't any 'steam controller' specific replacement joysticks that I was able to find, but in my research I discovered...
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 179
Views: 8428

Re: Firearms Regulations

Stringent signage requirements make a certain amount of sense in Texas, where the consequences for not noticing a 'no firearms' sign could be severe. Though the laws changed when open carry was enacted to bring it more in line with other forms of trespassing, so the signage requirements could probab...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28397
Views: 2978779

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Right? I pay the insurance company by direct deposit, I don't see why they couldn't do me the same courtesy.
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28397
Views: 2978779

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Our story thus far: Car got totaled ~3 weeks ago by an uninsured driver (who was 100% at fault) Earlier this week, got a check from the insurance company for the value of my car (minus the deductible on my uninsured motorist coverage) and deposited it. Yesterday, funds were cleared into my account, ...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 179
Views: 8428

Re: Firearms Regulations

I mean, I'm pretty sure anyone making the blanket claim that 'anyone arguing against X is either arguing in bad faith or a troll' is either arguing in bad faith, or a troll...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9352
Views: 1323907

Re: Minecraft

Announcement: Project VULCAN has been folded into the Lambda Initiative, all current VULCAN facilities will continue operating as before. The former VULCAN Arcology Testing facility has become the Lambda Initiative Research Facility and plans are currently being drawn up for new construction to revi...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 15613

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I watched it again since it's on Netflix now. I still kinda like it. I think I'm more at peace now with what this new trilogy is doing to the franchise. I heard someone say that they liked the new Star Wars movies, they thought they were well done and enjoyable in themselves, And they're killing Sta...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worldwide CO2 shortage
Replies: 44
Views: 1949

Re: Worldwide CO2 shortage

I guess I'm just not sure how there could be a shortage of a gas that is currently over-abundant in the atmosphere? I always assumed most industrial users of CO2 like bottling plants, were generating their own, either extracting it from the atmosphere, or burning hydrocarbons. I could see how dry ic...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468157

Re: Trump presidency

And that's better?
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468157

Re: Trump presidency

Diemo wrote:Well, the bigger question actually is, how is anyone able to support the monstrous acts that the Trump administration is currently doing?

People have long since gotten used to U.S. presidential administrations committing monstrous acts.
by EdgarJPublius
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 2705

Re: Boba: A Star Wars Story

Yea, despite my criticisms, I actually kinda liked Solo, I think I liked it better than Rogue One. I think part of it may be that my expectations were set more by having read the 'Han Solo Trilogy' books from the Expanded Universe than anything else. And compared to those books 'Solo: A Star Wars St...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 357
Views: 73543

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

I'm always a fan of Fire Bombs + Shield Bypass if you can get it. For the final boss, even if the crew is dead, it will start self-repairing like a drone ship, so as long as you can stay alive, then all you need to do is keep everything on fire and eventually repeatedly blowing up all the systems wi...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 179
Views: 8428

Re: Firearms Regulations

I know gun ownership has been increasing at the same time, but I understand that's mostly people who already own guns hoarding more because they're scared restrictive gun selling laws are coming. This case is made by some number of polls, but every other indicator points to the rate of gun ownershi...
by EdgarJPublius
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 672
Views: 103192

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

The enemy AI in Battletech seems fine to me. It focuses fire intelligently, uses terrain, doesn't seem to make many stupid mistakes, etc. Gameplay can feel a bit like an attrition slugfest at times, but positioning and tactics are still very important and can allow Light mechs to take on Assaults if...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6181
Views: 468157

Re: Trump presidency

I don't believe Trump is, or has ever been, 'in it' for the money, none of his decisions are really in line with that motive.
It seems clear to me that Trump has always been in it for fame and recognition.
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 179
Views: 8428

Re: Firearms Regulations

Freedom and Security are not opposing ends of a scale, giving up freedom does not necessarily increase security, nor vice versa. The people enjoying the hobby are overwhelmingly not the ones committing the violence. If you want to stop the violence, come up with some laws that will impact the violen...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 2705

Re: Boba: A Star Wars Story

Apparently this is the Solo thread now? @Tyndmyr I think Savareen is just the closest refinery, not the only one. If I squint at the script a bit, Kessel could be the only place they could reasonably get the unrefined fuel, not the only place that the fuel is mined. Presumably the other sources refi...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 179
Views: 8428

Re: Firearms Regulations

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2013/01/22/canada-tried-registering-long-guns-and-gave-up Universal registration has been tried in several countries, most recently in Canada. The program turned out to be far more expensive than expected and didn't have any discernable impact on crime In mo...
by EdgarJPublius
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 179
Views: 8428

Re: Firearms Regulations

This didn't come from a CDC funded 'gun control' study, or any kind of peer-reviewed study for that matter, it's an analysis by the WaPo using data on gun deaths the CDC has always collected. If you recall, the gun lobby is terrified of gun registration, digitalizing background checks**, and funding...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue May 29, 2018 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 179
Views: 8428

Re: Firearms Regulations

Mass killers are almost invariably socially isolated youngish males with an antisocial, violent history. A great number of the individuals demonstrate many warning signs, but pretty much nothing happens until after the shooting starts. A ton of them have violent crimes, often including domestic vio...
by EdgarJPublius
Sat May 26, 2018 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 2705

Re: Boba: A Star Wars Story

Star Wars was practically designed to be a never-ceasing multiverse of movie cash from the the start. At least from the moment the original movie became 'Episode IV: A New Hope' if not before.
by EdgarJPublius
Sat May 26, 2018 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 179
Views: 8428

Re: Firearms Regulations

⋅  The solution to the 'Gun Violence' problem (which is mainly suicides) is universal healthcare that covers mental health, along with education/advocacy campaigns and legal reform to remove the stigma from seeking help for mental health issues. ⋅  The solution to the violent cr...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon May 14, 2018 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512394

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I used to have literal nightmares about volcanic vents opening in my neighborhood/bedroom Given your surfer avatar (taken from another webcomic) ... I'm pretty sure my fear of suburban volcanoes actually stems from reading "Hill of Fire" in elementary school, and watching the Reading Rain...
by EdgarJPublius
Sat May 05, 2018 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512394

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I used to have literal nightmares about volcanic vents opening in my neighborhood/bedroom
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1895
Views: 472593

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Something made me think of this cyberpunk-ish sourcemod I remember hearing about a while back. the story had something to do with a girl/woman with pyrokinetic abilities, possibly the main character? I'm just wondering if that rings a bell for anybody. So, funny story. I was spring cleaning my hard...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512394

Re: The Darker Side of the News

People on the local subreddit have been comparing the bombings to the DC sniper situation back in 2002, with the 'pattern' essentially being random, and so far no claims of responsibility or manifestos. A trip-wire set beside a public road seems pretty indiscriminate compared to package bombs set in...
by EdgarJPublius
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: More efficient airplane boarding protocols
Replies: 66
Views: 6570

Re: More efficient airplane boarding protocols

I also avoid checking baggage because the bag check-in process takes time and means you have to get to the airport even earlier than you already should to account for security and such. And on top of that, your checked bags are subject to the depredations of the baggage handlers and may be damaged, ...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512394

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I though the first bomb Monday might have been a copycat, but two on the same day makes me think the one on the 2nd being a test is more likely. If it *is* racially motivated, might turn out that the first victim had some connection to the bomber and then they moved on to neighbors with denser minor...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 512394

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Kind of surreal to see my home town getting this kind of attention. I remember four years ago during SXSW someone crashed a car into a crowd downtown and got a similar level of attention. That turned out to just be a drunk idiot trying to escape police in a stolen car though. I expect this also has ...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 206
Views: 20606

Re: Black Panther

Because that's my favorite MCU movie so far, with Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok tied for a close 2nd&3rd. I didn't find it so fantastic that I would actively seek it out to watch it again, but the first Iron Man keeps standing out in my mind. I like how it shows that maybe all this gee-whiz ...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 206
Views: 20606

Re: Black Panther

Does Spiderman Homecoming count? I guess it's more "Actually, your girlfriend's dad is a jerk" Because that's my favorite MCU movie so far, with Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok tied for a close 2nd&3rd. I dunno how I feel about GotG2 I think I'm significantly cooler on the Gua...
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 7963

Re: Black Panther

Did you forget to include links to any of these 'sources' you say you found? I looked extra hard for any, just to be sure I didn't miss one. You see, I understand exactly how annoying it can be to link sources backing your claims that are subsequently ignored, and I wanted to make sure I wasn't cont...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 206
Views: 20606

Re: Black Panther

My impression was that Wakanda just didn't let outsiders in, even to the rural parts, except possibly in rare, controlled circumstances. If that's the case, then the disguise wouldn't have to bear much close scrutiny. Their immediate neighbors probably have some idea that there's something weird goi...

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