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by Izawwlgood
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9556
Views: 1068228

Re: What are you listening to?

by Izawwlgood
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Altered Carbonara
Replies: 8
Views: 2065

Re: Altered Carbon

It gets a little heavy handed, and falls prey to the classic 'people don't communicate like adults and that drives the plot' issues that you see in some TV, but frankly, it deals with a lot of great sci fi concepts pretty well, and makes for an interesting whodunit even if the ultimate reveal is a l...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 665
Views: 98549

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Yablo wrote:The reason I was so specific is that it happened to a World of Warcraft group I was in a couple days ago. Granted, it was a Valentine's Day holiday event rather than an actual dungeon, but yeah. It was a level 20 Warlock of whatever the new Elf race is.
Weird and disappointing.
by Izawwlgood
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 665
Views: 98549

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Blizzard gets me with their in game shop's items so, so much... and it's like: $60-65 dollars to go straight up boosting to 110? Why Blizz why? Oh, in a lot of cases, I think the grind to cap is tedious and unneccesary, especially if you've already done it on a couple of characters, and if all the ...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 665
Views: 98549

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

It's a little disheartening to be in a group where the designated "healer" decides he's just going to DPS in Shadow-spec rather than heal in Holy because "it'll be faster that way." In most situations I would be surprised if this worked. and that level 20 is second on the DPS me...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 332
Views: 184171

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

I dunno if this is exactly what you're after, but in the Craft sequence, the protagonist of book 5 and 6 is a trans woman. It's a fairly central point of her character, but it isn't really a central point of the story itself. Ish.
by Izawwlgood
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 665
Views: 98549

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Oh, sorry, I absolutely should have specified that this only applies to MMOs. I liked the way Rift did it, and each class has specs available that let them do any role (dps, tank, support, heals). I'd be cool if games came up with more roles! But I find ditching the roles entirely to be less fun. GW...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 665
Views: 98549

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Is anyone else annoyed by the seeming trend in MMOs of eliminating the holy trinity, such that the only obstacle to success is 'more dakka'? I feel like there's a lot of room to share role burden, and maybe making it so everyone can do a little of everything is fine, but a lot of the games that I've...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Dealing with "smart" but lazy teenagers
Replies: 7
Views: 4406

Re: Dealing with "smart" but lazy teenagers

The hardest I worked in high school was when I was pursuing independent studies in topics I was interested in. What do you teach? What do these kids like? Maybe see about starting a club for some of their interests?
by Izawwlgood
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?
Replies: 46
Views: 5008

Re: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?

The problem is that they only have their own information to go on, and most of their information is being gathered by self-selecting groups. That is, people who pay for the service. I *think* even the earliest of these services were basing their findings on previously collected genomics data, stuff...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?
Replies: 46
Views: 5008

Re: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?

FWIW, what these kits are doing isn't THAT complicated. I can't make any claims about which has a better database, but pointing to probable ethnic groupings of heritage is not something that requires a terribly complicated set of molecular tools or database queries. The devils in the details, I supp...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?
Replies: 46
Views: 5008

Re: What's your racial makeups and what did you learn?

I had a whole post here about how these kits are terrible (incredibly inaccurate, strengthen people's racial biases, compare today's population's to today's populations without taking into account massive movement throughout history, the companies can use your DNA as they will including providing i...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 42
Views: 8661

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

cephalopod9 wrote:...but it gets some misplaced defensiveness from it's audience.


Oh, I think at least some of the shows audience, at large, has shown themselves to completely miss the point and be pretty awful. The sort of people who watch Fight Club and conclude that starting a fight club is a good idea.
by Izawwlgood
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 665
Views: 98549

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Koa wrote:The story trailer for the new God of War is amazing.

Kratos talking about self-control and discipline is fucking rich, I'll say that much
by Izawwlgood
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Explosives As A Reflective Wall
Replies: 12
Views: 2318

Re: Explosives As A Reflective Wall

p1t1o wrote:You can take measures to change this, but eventually you start constructing a gun.
This whole post was awesome.
by Izawwlgood
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Explosives As A Reflective Wall
Replies: 12
Views: 2318

Re: Explosives As A Reflective Wall

I AM SO HAPPY I GET TO LINK THIS TO SOMEONE

FUCKING AWESOME

I think the tl;dr is that explosives can be shaped/directed, and absolutely used as directional barriers.
by Izawwlgood
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 9233

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

Sighs. OK. I... need to rethink what I am saying... Self reflection is good, and I encourage anyone who isn't understanding why community interactions are going the way they want them to or expect to them to to really take a good look at themselves and think about their own actions/statements in th...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Articles about re: sex robots
Replies: 115
Views: 9233

Re: Articles about re: sex robots

Ginger wrote: I can see WHATEVER I WANNA as overly aggressive and react accordingly

To repeat a point that was made to you pretty recently, one reason people may not be responding to you is nicely summarized in the above quote.
by Izawwlgood
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?
Replies: 23
Views: 2955

Re: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?

I agree with you, but the problems is that was not what I was told. Again and again we were explicitly told that it was not used for camouflage and were only used for communication. I may have missed it, but what was the context in which you were told this? I remember a lot of erroneous assertions ...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 42
Views: 8661

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

I can't for the life of me imagine what would make someone think that this show was made to be watched by people who feel good inside. I'm not sure if you were kidding here, but I think ultimately we see a trail of optimism and determination in a lot of the characters. Rick clearly loves his family...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 236877

Re: The worst film you've seen

I super vaguely maybe made it up remembered a single line about how he was trained in karate or something?

Good interview w/Matt Hannon
by Izawwlgood
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 236877

Re: The worst film you've seen

Samurai Cop. Amazingly bad in literally every way. Re: Saw films - they're a bit torture porn-y, but they also have some decent Cronenbergian elements. At least the first... 3? have some nice twists and turns regarding character development, and they seem to be somewhat reasonable extensions of the ...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 5001

Re: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

As far as abuses in the regular legal porn industry... it happens? There was an case recently wherein a female porn star tweeted something that was... I'd say borderline homophobic if not outright homophobic... and received such an intense backlash that she took her own life a few days later. The i...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?
Replies: 23
Views: 2955

Re: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?

Yeah, but carp shit a lot.
by Izawwlgood
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?
Replies: 23
Views: 2955

Re: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?

Zohar wrote:That last one is a bird, I'm not sure how it's relevant to the discussion.

I'm trying to think of a joke that involves me blending in, but all I can come up with is somethingsomething your mom?

Also I'm realizing now I should convert my stupid fish tank into a cool chameleon enclosure.
by Izawwlgood
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?
Replies: 23
Views: 2955

Re: Why do Chameleons Not Use Camoufloge?

They do.
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by Izawwlgood
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years
Replies: 42
Views: 8661

Re: Rick and Morty forever and forever a hundred years

The show is great, the fans should calm the fuck down.
by Izawwlgood
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1945:"Scientific Paper Graph Quality"
Replies: 21
Views: 3621

Re: 1945:"Scientific Paper Graph Quality"

"Methods: Graphs were drawn with MSPaint and PhotoShop"

Noooooooooooo
by Izawwlgood
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6029
Views: 437423

Re: Trump presidency

lol at the idea that legality surrounding marriage rights has ANYTHING to do with fear of exploitation of tax loopholes.
by Izawwlgood
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6029
Views: 437423

Re: Trump presidency

At least I get paid retroactively? If I put in overtime?
by Izawwlgood
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6029
Views: 437423

Re: Trump presidency

Reading over your responses, I'm convinced you must side on the 'don't take trump literally take him seriously' side of things? You're performing some Fox and Friends level revisionism mixed with at best admissions that 'he's said/done some things that aren't great'. I'm not saying this to be slapfi...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6029
Views: 437423

Re: Trump presidency

I'm uncomfortable with the idea that a company should be obliged to create political campaign material that its employees and owners don't agree with. Yeah, which is why my signs and banner company carefully reviews everything I print off and I definitely get involved with literally every piece of ...
by Izawwlgood
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6029
Views: 437423

Re: Trump presidency

Admittedly, I kind of confused things by bringing up the pharmacist example (where we deny service based on age); this is more comparable to the ER doctor example (where we deny service to everyone based on the nature of the service itself). For example, a heterosexual couple who wanted two grooms ...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6029
Views: 437423

Re: Trump presidency

With all seriousness, why is it acceptable for a Christian baker to not provide services to customers on religious grounds, but not for a doctor to do the same with patients? If your answer has anything to do with differentiating the needs of customers and patients, yes, that was my point. You are d...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6029
Views: 437423

Re: Trump presidency

@yablo - Hi, employee at HHS, I can tell you with a certainty that Price was an abominable piece of shit who was trying to gut the system while smiling and insisting that it was rain, and not piss. I support a Christian bakery's religious objection to making a cake for a gay wedding primarily becaus...
by Izawwlgood
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6029
Views: 437423

Re: Trump presidency

I guess I'm not entirely sure what you're asking? The Trump administration is openly trying to reduce restrictions and regulations involving national park land specifically to promote mining/logging/drilling interests.
by Izawwlgood
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6029
Views: 437423

Re: Trump presidency

Definitely - one less obstacle in the way of mining/logging interests!
by Izawwlgood
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement
Replies: 27
Views: 5974

Re: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement

I haven't read this in a long time, but I really enjoyed the magic system from Rick Cook's "The Wiz Biz". The main character is a modern day (well, in 1989) programmer who is summoned to a fantasy world, so he starts programming magic by making tiny little spells that are the equivalent o...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement
Replies: 27
Views: 5974

Re: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement

I can get behind a magical system that isn't bound by rules, but I think a magic system that is simply powered by plot is a little dull. Someone who can wave a hand and maybe grunt and summon daffodils, heal a sick puppy, pick a lock, and/or make someone fall in love with them seems like lazy writin...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement
Replies: 27
Views: 5974

Re: Most realistic magic system and areas for improvement

And furthermore that talking about 'your preference for the way people in general write' is just that, a preference, just like you stated a preference for the sort of writing in general that you preferred. Especially because your first post in the thread was you taking offense at something someone e...

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