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by LaserGuy
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D2)

BoomFrog wrote:The very next read I want to see is from LaserGuy. He had very pointedly avoided drawing any conclusions.


When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.
by LaserGuy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D2)

I think there's only two plausible scenarios: 1) Vicarin is Town, scum tried to shoot him and but he was protected. 2) Vicarin is scum, scum deliberately withheld to fake scenario 1. The third scenario involves Vic being roleblocked and scum hunting for a potential doctor, or scum faking the same a...
by LaserGuy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D2)

Pretty sure that Jimbob usually gives safe claims, and if that's the case then I think Bessie and Vicarin both would be town. I don't see how scum having safe claims would imply both are Town. Note also that Vicarin is claiming a mafia result on bessie, which makes it much more difficult for both t...
by LaserGuy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D2)

does it make sense for town and scum to each have one? Since the randomization of alignments occured after the assignment of powers, this would require a setup that would allow scum to control two roleblocks. It's not impossible, but I wouldn't bet on that having been the setup. I don't think this ...
by LaserGuy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D2)

Should my feelings be hurt that you automatically assumed Vicarin would be telling the truth, and not that he was alive because he was mafia? :( I generally believe claims unless I have a compelling reason not to. I'm not sure I've ever actually seen a situation with a strong fake claim on D1. Have...
by LaserGuy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D2)

Unvote

Hmm... I was roleblocked last night so given Vic was alive I was expecting him to have a result. This is not so clear.

@bessie, can you claim flavor? I'm assuming you targeted Boom?
by LaserGuy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D2)

Have reason to believe that claim is probably true.

Vote: bessie
by LaserGuy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32190

Re: Libertarianism

That average income does not much resemble that of the US's, though. I based it on the actual income distribution in the United States. I was lazy and overshot a little bit, but the change is pretty negligible. The highest quintile in the United States has 59% of the income. My distribution used 62...
by LaserGuy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

Unvote
Vote: moody
by LaserGuy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

Unvote
Vote: Vicarin
by LaserGuy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

Why is moody Town? Why is BoomFrog? I'm seeing moody as mostly town at the moment because of the 5 person pileup he recently had on him, and I think he wouldn't be in this situation without scum trying significantly to push it along (I guess he could be an indie and accidentally drew attention?). T...
by LaserGuy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

@LaserGuy: basically everyone who isn't bessie, and I'm trying to get people to vote for bessie, because she's scum. I'm not sure how that wasn't obvious from what we were arguing about originally. Because you were voting for Mark until just recently. I'm not sure why you think you were going to co...
by LaserGuy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

@Vic: Can you give an ordered town-scum list? I don't need reasons at the moment since time is short, just a straight list is fine. . I'm mainly trying to convince other people. If they have specific issues with my argument, I'll look at it closely, because trying to get other town to vote against s...
by LaserGuy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

[And if BoomFrog honestly truely believed you were indie at the time he made his bottom three list, I will consider it his application for the position of “bessie’s D2 tunnel”. I’m wondering if he already figured that out, since he went back in to character. I was going to provide immediate transla...
by LaserGuy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2025: "Peer Review"
Replies: 13
Views: 2910

Re: 2025: "Peer Review"

I've always been a little confused at the existence of for profit journals.You'd think that universities themselves would have cornered that market, what with having direct access to most every researcher alive. Status. If you publish in the first rank journals, your status is higher. The perpetuat...
by LaserGuy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

mpolo wrote:I have a certain suspicion that I may be playing a miller here.


Is there a way you can you give a flavor reason for this without going into too much detail about your role?
by LaserGuy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

You aren't in my scum pool, btw


Lynch pool, that is.
by LaserGuy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

Is not I don't care. I phrased it badly. Basically wanted to know if anything had updated your views since nothing had apparently. Well, it had only been a day or so, ~2 pages, between my reads and when you asked me about this (during which moody/Madge had barely/not posted), so I am not sure why y...
by LaserGuy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

My bottom three are Madge, moody, and Vic. Any more detail you would.like to share? Here are my reads on all three players. What additional details would you like to know? Basically I'm feeling your less engaged in this game than normal and am trying to work out if it is alignment indicative. That ...
by LaserGuy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

Unvote
Vote: moody

That post pings vaguely Town to me.
by LaserGuy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

My bottom three are Madge, moody, and Vic. Any more detail you would.like to share? Here are my reads on all three players. What additional details would you like to know? moody7277 : Kind of active lurky. Seems to be throwing a lot of shade at people without really backing it up. Leaning scum. Mad...
by LaserGuy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

My bottom three are Madge, moody, and Vic.
by LaserGuy
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32190

Re: Libertarianism

Sorry, what's the alternative assuming libertarians also believe in morality?
by LaserGuy
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32190

Re: Libertarianism

So, for the US, the average income* is $39kish, so a 50% solution ends up being 19.5k/yr, and the distribution you propose is roughly a 27% solution. Ballpark, almost 10k allowance is what it'd translate to in US terms. I'm not sure that 10k/yr is actually a basic income given that full time minimu...
by LaserGuy
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Where are all the balls?
Replies: 15
Views: 3403

Re: Where are all the balls?

Someone with better knowledge of the math can probably explain this better, but my understanding is that this kind of problem ill-posed. You can't perform an infinite number of steps because the number of operations you need to perform is unbound. I think the best you can say is that the balls are s...
by LaserGuy
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32190

Re: Libertarianism

If you wish to give everyone 27.5k/yr in basic income(half the average), you need to tax everyone an average rate of 50% in addition to the 10% for other services. Even taxed at 100%, an obviously unattainable amount, you need to tax a few of the highest earners. Feel free to construct whatever hyp...
by LaserGuy
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

I can't really put a read on Madge d1 since she hates participating in d1. How cruel would it be to lynch her today!? Madge's content this game has been very noticeably worse than in previous games. She doesn't like D1, but that doesn't mean that she doesn't contribute at all. Normally I'd expect t...
by LaserGuy
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

Request prod on Madge.
by LaserGuy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

Have you got any current reads lists? Can you explain the modslip? What in particular made/makes you think Mark is town? Any guesses for setup spec? Mark is putting a lot of effort into thinking about the game and figuring things out. Yea, he's made a few newbie mistakes, but I don't get any scum m...
by LaserGuy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

wam wrote:
LaserGuy wrote:Moving wam into my scum pile. Some of those reads are very alarming


Which ones?


Boom, moody, Madge, vic, bessie.
by LaserGuy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

Moving wam into my scum pile. Some of those reads are very alarming
by LaserGuy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

As I am also quite busy during the following days, it would be helpful if everybody could send in their night actions as soon as possible after day end (or even before day end if they prefer). Modslip is here for those asking about it. Implication is scum would be able to coordinate their night act...
by LaserGuy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

Quick reads: heuristically_alone : Town heury is charming. Scum heury is abraisive. This is Town heury. Sabrar : Low content and aggression from him is interesting. Most of what I see looks okay, but keeping an eye on him for playing outside his meta. Leaning town. BoomFrog : Roleplay is NAI for him...
by LaserGuy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

Also @Vic: Were you given a choice of three players as your person of interest for your secondary? If so, why did you choose wam?
by LaserGuy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

Vicarin wrote:LaserGuy: Been fairly quiet so far, used to having more information from him at this point. Could be him trying to shake up his meta some more. Not sure what to make of him at the moment.


You haven't asked me anything this game. What more information do you need to sort me?
by LaserGuy
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

LaserGuy meta-gaming the mod is humourous, but also interesting how he's decided to back up heury. What do you mean by this? How am I backing up heury? D2 is probably in time to give the rest of town to make use of my flip. I just want people to keep track of the Sabrar-LG bloc that has all of a su...
by LaserGuy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

Oops.

Unvote
Vote Madge

Also pretty sure jimbob modslipped scum have daychat.
by LaserGuy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

I actually meant maybe you're being townie rather than maybe bessie's being scummy. But goes to show I was wrong. Why are you still voting Sabrar if you think he might be town? Everyone might be town unless you know otherwise! CLAIM: I am not a cop who got a guilty result on Sabrar N0 Do you know S...
by LaserGuy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32190

Re: Libertarianism

Probably less than Americans spend now. Per capita spending on healthcare in the United States is much higher than comparable countries with socialized medicine.
by LaserGuy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24595

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D1)

BoomFrog leaning Town. I can speak a little oracle, which helps.

Sabrar is a bit more reserved than I was expecting given his opening post and pregame GoJoe excitement. Not sure where to place that in terms of alignment yet.

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