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by Chen
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons Math (5th edition)
Replies: 23
Views: 5356

Re: Dungeons and Dragons Math (5th edition)

I don't get why they stuck with the clunky ability score bonus formula, though. (Ability Score - 10) / 2 -- rounded down? Why not just half your Ability Score, rounded down? No more negative ability bonuses; on top of that, it's much easier to calculate ability bonuses on the fly. Sure, it means ad...
by Chen
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 729632

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

That's wrong. Despite Trump's grass roots veneer, it's actually Clinton who has the support of her voters. Most of Trump's voters are in it to stop Clinton. Which of course speaks either to partisanship or how awful Clinton is to Republicans. They do not vote for Trump, they are voting against Clin...
by Chen
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 729632

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The difference is that Hillary isn't relying solely on those voters to win the election. She has people who are voting for her because she supports things like minimum wage, and they think people should be able to afford to eat, or because she doesn't brag about assaulting women. You know, it certa...
by Chen
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3131
Views: 366621

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I disagree. Yes, some teenagers start drinking at 15 or earlier, and I don't think anyone's advocating that low of an age limit. However, you'll know how much beer/wine/whatever affects you, and you'll be able to go out to a bar and discuss it openly. Raising the drinking age is very much like abst...
by Chen
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3131
Views: 366621

Re: The Darker Side of the News

And youth under 21 are just drinking in illegal ways, in unsupervised settings, without adult guidance on how to drink responsibly. To be fair, this will likely be the case regardless of where you put the drinking age, unless its extremely low. Even if you get a glass of beer or wine at dinner with...
by Chen
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is in your pockets / purse? Every Day Carry discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 6549

Re: What is in your pockets / purse? Every Day Carry discussion

Phones (one for work during the work week), keys and wallet. Wallet has cash (usually), credit cards, Medicare card, Private health insurance card, public transit pass and grocery store points card (could fit on my keychain but I just leave it in the wallet).
by Chen
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2578549

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

The difference between 57mm and 2.5 inches may not be immediately obvious to someone checking "which of two sizes" he needs. It becomes obvious later, when the new hardware doesn't quite line up with the holes left by the old hardware. New screwholes I can do. That's easy enough: mark, dr...
by Chen
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Nintendo Topic
Replies: 56
Views: 13262

Re: Nintendo Topic

So my brother bought me a used 2ds (so we can play Pokemon sun and moon together ) and I am 98% certain that the 2ds is stolen. The parental lock was on that I had to override, there were recordings of some 8 year old singing that his name was Billy Bob Joe, did not come with the original charger, ...
by Chen
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3165
Views: 430429

Re: Therian Saga

Seems the Astrishield and Iceslicer recipes are gone from the Telluric sanctuary, which is a bit of a nuisance as I've finally got my effective forging into the 70s (80/82 which gives 78 effective using the best potion I can make at the metal guild factory). Boo! Haven't really been actively playin...
by Chen
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 8145

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

Evan Rachel Wood: I'm pretty sure she takes the one bandits gun. It's fairly well established that she wrapped the one she found and put it in the drawer, and it would be pretty weird to include that shot, but then have her move it to the hayloft off-screen after. Also, the scene where she ...
by Chen
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 8145

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

I had that thought to, but I think based on the gun we see her toying with earlier (when she buries it and when she finds it in the drawer) that it wasn't his. I should rewatch those scenes - there have been a handful of different gun designs that seem too intentional to be just random ...
by Chen
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 8145

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

I think Dolores left the gun in the hayloft for herself, because she's remembering. Or maybe Bernard is nudging her along. Yeah I wasn't sure about that scene. I kinda thought that at first too, but then the look the guy made towards his own gun sorta made me think she had somehow taken his...
by Chen
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3131
Views: 366621

Re: The Darker Side of the News

And what the hell is up with the tiny text?
by Chen
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 8145

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

I've heard many people talk about this show positively. I've yet to check it out, but I'd like to, just based on recommendations. I don't really know what it's about, except I heard comparison to Firefly. It's like Firefly but without most of the humor and instead of being set in space it's set at ...
by Chen
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 729632

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Provably? Not that I'm aware of. How do you prove back-room wheeling and dealing? Even if, somehow, no such thing actually happened, the email alone reveals a certain contempt for the idea of a fair nomination process. I'm not talking about legally provably or anything. But rather any actual eviden...
by Chen
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 729632

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The Democratic nomination process was rigged in her favour from the beginning - I believe this was suspected by many at the time, and a recent wikileaks release of DNC emails seems to confirm it. The content of those emails was, in summary, "this Bernie chap is too popular and is a threat to H...
by Chen
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?
Replies: 38
Views: 6064

Re: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?

Yeah and who just types "physics" or "cancer" into Google when they're looking for something regarding those? Presumably they'd look up the exact topic they wanted to get information on.
by Chen
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 729632

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Uh yeah, that's a nice story, but the analogy isn't relevant. Are you proposing a president doesn't get elected this year? It's going to happen, there's not much going around that. Also, please don't compare random sadistic psychopathic violence with an election process. Anyway, yes, I said multipl...
by Chen
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Trek: To Infinity and Beyond
Replies: 57
Views: 9032

Re: Star Trek: To Infinity and Beyond

I guess I agree that DS9 is a better series to binge watch than TNG. However, if you ask me to list the best episodes of any Star Trek series, almost all will be from TNG. There were a couple really spectacular TOS episodes too but I think for the most part the best of Star Trek came from Stuart, S...
by Chen
Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 729632

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Oh yeah, about that, what's the problem? Why can't you say - of course I have personal opinions, but sometimes they don't necessarily coincide with what I think is right politically and for the country? I can be a deeply devout religious person, and think that's awesome in my personal life, and thi...
by Chen
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3131
Views: 366621

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The article may have had a salient point, but I stopped reading that shite as soon as I saw "only 20% of the middle fifth would make it to the top fifth". No fucking shit. That's like saying "40% of sick days happen on Fridays and Mondays". 20% of a bracket making it to the top ...
by Chen
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Trek: To Infinity and Beyond
Replies: 57
Views: 9032

Re: Star Trek: To Infinity and Beyond

Plenty of awful DS9 episodes too. TNG is just held to a higher standard. Yesterday's Enterprise, The Inner Light, so many definingly excellent episodes. Q was still cool, the Enterprise was far from a battleship, and science fiction still showed up as relevant from time to time. Rewatching both I f...
by Chen
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Trek: To Infinity and Beyond
Replies: 57
Views: 9032

Re: Star Trek: To Infinity and Beyond

Gah, way too much DS9 love. "THERE. ARE. FOUR. LIGHTS." While that TNG episode is fantastic, rewatching the whole series is incredibly painful. There are SOOO many bad episodes it's not funny. And not just in the first two seasons (where the majority are bad). The one that sticks in my mi...
by Chen
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2578549

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Without a contract how do you know what your pay/benefits are, along with work requirements, sicks days and all that jazz? I mean how do you negotiate a position and salary without a contract?
by Chen
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740658

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Well at least in the Israeli military, during training we're told to do the following: 1. Call out "Stop where you are" 2. Call you "Stop where you are or I shoot" 3. Cock your rifle twice 4. Shoot a warning shot in the air 5. Shoot at their feet 6. Shoot at center of mass (tors...
by Chen
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?
Replies: 38
Views: 6064

Re: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?

"If we're not funding terrorist organisations and killing people, then we don't have anything to worry about," she said. She seems to forget that the US funds rebel groups deemed terrorists by certain governments, and routinely kills people (including civilians) through drone strikes. Her...
by Chen
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?
Replies: 38
Views: 6064

Re: Americans can now sue the Saudi gvm for 9/11?

Is there a link to said article? Or did a post get deleted or something?
by Chen
Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3131
Views: 366621

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Yeah that doesn't look like the type of clown mask that would have children coming TOWARDS you...
by Chen
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740658

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Just to avoid confusion there are two shootings that happened recently here. One where the guy was supposedly reaching into a closed car window and was shot and another where a guy with an actual gun got out of a car and was shot. It's somewhat interesting that the second one is the one that had the...
by Chen
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740658

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The explanation given was he was reaching into the car for a weapon. Which is absolutely ridiculous because THE WINDOW WAS STILL ROLLED UP.
by Chen
Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Acutaries on Pensions, & Housing
Replies: 115
Views: 12692

Re: Acutaries Cooked The Books on Pensions, (Maybe?)

How do you have a company pension plan when you're not paid?
by Chen
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740658

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The three paragraphs you left our of your quote (between the second and third paragraphs) make things a bit more clear as to what the initial issue was (him showing the person accused of rape the police report about said rape).
by Chen
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Siralim 2
Replies: 15
Views: 3652

Re: Siralim 2

Oh, i think items also get more powerful as more kills happen with them? A weapon's level increases with # of kills (though you don't have to be the one killing, the weapon just needs to be equipped in the group). The level of the weapon is what allows it to have more slots to be enchanted. I don't...
by Chen
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Siralim 2
Replies: 15
Views: 3652

Re: Siralim 2

Huh. I wonder if the max range of stuff you find sets the max range for all subsequent forging/reforging/found stuff? Well every time I get back from a dungeon it seems the numbers have increased for when I try to reforge something. So I guess its either based on dungeon depth or character level. A...
by Chen
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Siralim 2
Replies: 15
Views: 3652

Re: Siralim 2

I think the level of the item affects the min-max range though? So you can reroll a bit, but still need to forge better items. The only thing item levels seem to affect is the amount of enchanted secondary stats that can be added to it. For example I have a level 5 sword that has a range of somethi...
by Chen
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Siralim 2
Replies: 15
Views: 3652

Re: Siralim 2

I got one of those sphinxes who change everyone to one creature type that's an enemy weakness and yeah its pretty damn strong. The only balancing factor is that the sphinx itself is kinda crappy since I have no good life spells. I've been looking at equipment and it seems you can reroll stats. It se...
by Chen
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 856
Views: 179153

Re: Board games anyone?

Played a game of Above and Below yesterday for the first time. It was a LOT of fun. It's a worker-placement game, where you can build your village above land and explore the underground. Each time you successfully explore you also get an underground empty area where you can build underground rooms....
by Chen
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Siralim 2
Replies: 15
Views: 3652

Re: Siralim 2

Breeding does make special combinations, afaik. And a number of creatures can't be extracted until they've been bred. I'm kind of wondering if only a handful of base critters from each critter type will appear in the dungeons until you breed more. Actually, I think that's exactly how it works - eac...
by Chen
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 729632

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Eh, it's a two party system. After the convention bounce, things slide closer together. Just how the mechanics of it works. Gotta vote for the marginally lesser of the two evils. Over and over again. Every time, people complain about the options, but ultimately, the same basic thing happens. "...
by Chen
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Siralim 2
Replies: 15
Views: 3652

Re: Siralim 2

Playing on my iphone and its a little annoying I need to use the direction pad to move through the menus, but that's manageable. I have a whole bunch of spell gems though a lot seem quite useless. I do have some decent ones though like sandstorm that blinds and damages everyone for my Ent, a ressure...

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