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by Carlomagno
Wed May 07, 2014 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1365: "Inflation"
Replies: 56
Views: 28275

Re: 1365: "Inflation"

Is this the hidden message in the CMB that the Ancients were trying to decipher with Destiny? Supposedly. Some of the characters accused Dr. Rush of making up the ship's mission in order to manipulate everyone. That said, it's a cool idea. What if something clearly non-natural was in the CMB? It's ...
by Carlomagno
Wed May 29, 2013 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1218: "Doors of Durin"
Replies: 172
Views: 35387

Re: 1218: "Doors of Durin"

Can somebody explain this comic? What are those doors? What does saying “frenemy” do to them? Why is it funny? No I don’t even plan on watching The Hobbit. Fantasy is to sci-fi what astrology is to astronomy and what religion is to science. Stupid fantasy is stupid. And made for stupid people. (And...
by Carlomagno
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

Hey, sorry I haven't been around in a while. Can I get whitelisted on the FTB server? As always, it's Carlomagno.
by Carlomagno
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"
Replies: 144
Views: 24953

Re: 1155: "Kolmogorov Directions"

I think people in this thread are missing that the route itself is probably inefficient; it just so happens that the simplified directions are highly compressed.
by Carlomagno
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 637172

Re: EVE Online

boXd wrote:
Enokh wrote:There's not even voice-acting, from what I've run in to.


Aura used to have a female voice, but I'm not sure whether she/it still has.


"I cannot set a waypoint to the same location twice."
by Carlomagno
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 637172

Re: EVE Online

I'm sorry if I wasn't clear. What I meant to say would help remove gender bias was some real research into games like Spyro, testing the various elements and combinations of elements to better understand what makes the game so appealing to one gender. Also, did I really deserve a gigantic .gif makin...
by Carlomagno
Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1136: "Broken Mirror"
Replies: 45
Views: 11629

Re: 1136: "Broken Mirror"

I'm not so sure about that. The one and only thing we can confirm about BHG is that he's unpredictable. He will never retire. So you're saying that he's unpredictable, and you're predicting that he'll never retire? It will never be certain that he has in fact retired - or that he has not. Therefore...
by Carlomagno
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 637172

Re: EVE Online

While we're on the topic, I want to address something I've noticed almost universally: female gamers I have met have absolutely adored the Spyro the Dragon series. Clearly, there's something to it (beyond collecting shiny things, I think). It's not even platformers in general, as plenty of those don...
by Carlomagno
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 637172

Re: EVE Online

I do consider myself feminist. And those two quotes are just dumb. It's fine to say that many women wouldn't find those things appealing (no clue if that's true or not) but the jump to hostility towards women boggles the mind. The points about lack of female representation in trailers on the other ...
by Carlomagno
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 637172

Re: EVE Online

I'm going to try to understand her argument here. I know some women in my WoW guild who generally avoid those sorts of manipulation and conquest advertised around Eve. They are quiet, demure, and generally non-confrontational. That's pretty much the opposite of what I think a feminist tries to get w...
by Carlomagno
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 637172

Re: EVE Online

I'm thinking about getting back into Eve. Last time I played I did a bit of lowsec PvP and really enjoyed it for a bit, then tried to get into incursions unsuccessfully (joined a corp, but nobody ever explained the scheduling/moving system to me and I felt really excluded). So, I was all over the pl...
by Carlomagno
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

We currently don't run bukkit, for all I know (and I should really know). Previously, we had bukkit so we could use various admin and safety tools, but right now we're just using good ol' whipping. Ahh. My bad. I guess I misremembered hearing that we wait for bukkit release updates to update. Or ma...
by Carlomagno
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

Jahoclave wrote:I am not dead. This is just an announcement of fact to let you know the King of Narnia still lives.



Darn it.



...just kidding. Good to hear.

Also, what is this I hear of updates to our plugins allowing new patch playing?
by Carlomagno
Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1130: "Poll Watching"
Replies: 87
Views: 16839

Re: 1130: "Poll Watching"

You'd think this community could do better than this thread has been. Usually, the worst here is an overreaction to some "kick" the author has or has not been on. Then you throw politics into the mix and people just get silly. I think the point here is that getting too far into polls is ju...
by Carlomagno
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 382988

Re: Diablo III

Aside from keys/organs I can't see a real use for farming the higher MP levels. I see tons of posts on forums saying they kill "just as fast" and honestly I just can't believe it. You gain a chunk of MF/GF and chance at extra drops but the increase in HP is just absurd. I can BREEZE throu...
by Carlomagno
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 382988

Re: Diablo III

Izawwlgood wrote:I'm currently running a thorns pet build on my wd. Any idea how it hold up through the mp levels? I hear around 5 is starts falling apart.


I'm amazed Thorns can get you that far. It sounds like it'd be fun to see. Hopefully they find a way to make Thorns damage not awful for most builds.
by Carlomagno
Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

Fractangle, I think you just described the exact natural conditions of Pandora, mostly where the city is now. My apologies that we civilized the area.
by Carlomagno
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

Discovers villages randomly on the surface. Appears primarily in Plains and Desert biomes. Cannot receive diamonds through villagers. Offers diamond tools/equipment, however. Lists all possibilities here . I know you have probably gotten this before, but your style of writing is really bothersome t...
by Carlomagno
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

Build your rails on the seafloor. Also, where is Water World? I haven't been able to find any cities in the middle of the ocean. I think this would take even longer than building along bedrock, what with how slow you place/move/mine underwater. I know, but it's fun! Also, when does the server get u...
by Carlomagno
Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

halgdp wrote:
mieulium wrote:Ah, I thought it was called that. Its the crater in the mountain that is off pandora that contains all kinds of ores.


It's Valhalla, unless it's renamed by someone. (who knows :?: )


As the person who named Pandora, I approve of Valhalla.
by Carlomagno
Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

My contest entry house is now done. Caution: it is made of wool. Please, when in the neighborhood, refrain from 1. Excessive use of fire, or uncontrolled fire near the premises 2. Smoking 3. Blaspheming the name of Almighty Zeus, lest he cast his thunderbolts to burn it down.
by Carlomagno
Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

Is there any supply of glowstone available for me? I see we have used quite a bit of it, so I'm assuming the easily accessed stuff in the nether is gone.
by Carlomagno
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: La Mulana
Replies: 2
Views: 1324

Re: La Mulana

the new graphics betray that idea


I get really, really, really annoyed when people conflate bad graphics with classic game design.
by Carlomagno
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

Couldn't we try out and run the 1.4 snapshots on the server? It is stable as I know. And it got a lot of cool features. Not with how the hosting server software works. Don't think snapshots are an option. Don't we also depend on several server-side things that only update with each official patch?
by Carlomagno
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

Need to decide what will go where in the new Dual-Tower Communarium. I am also looking for someone to do the roof so the towers don't look like a pair of phalli. Perhaps in the same style as the central portion of the roof of the library. "phallus" isn't actually Latin, but Greek. So the ...
by Carlomagno
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

So, right before I learned of our new contest, I built a factory/assembly line in single player Creative. So, here's my list of ideas/train of thought:

Factory
Big Rig Truck (with sleeper, per rule 4)
RV

Screw it, I'm doing a regular house.
by Carlomagno
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

SecondTalon wrote:Alright, in the mine entrance of my Nether Tower, there are three double chests. These chests are crammed full of Mossy Stone Blocks, Cracked Stone Blocks, and Chiseled Stone Blocks.

You people need anything else for your mass project?


Two forklifts and a whole lot of Mountain Dew.
by Carlomagno
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 178
Views: 36017

Re: 1107: "Sports Cheat Sheet"

I'm a little sad that hockey has no place on the chart. It's an international sport with literally hundreds of fans!
by Carlomagno
Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

I am already working on a design for a witherboss farm. It will take a bit of admin powers, getting the structure built, but it will be well worth the use. Also, massive amounts of splash health potions. So we will need glistening melons, gunpowder, netherwart, and glass. Lots and lots of them. I t...
by Carlomagno
Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

Magnanimous wrote:IIRC diagonal rails make you go √2 as fast, since you're effectively going the regular speed in two directions at once.


Quit baffling us with your math!
by Carlomagno
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

Maybe for a team project we could renovate the Pandora Nether area? It's really exposed to Ghasts, although they only rarely attack, but it's rather inefficient to move around in. A few loose fires, some areas where the netherrack above lava pools is pretty thin (I almost killed myself accidentally ...
by Carlomagno
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

SecondTalon wrote:Seriously. Using Melons. To make balls. And not try to make them spherical.

A good visual dickpun I can really get behind, but that? That's just sloppy.



Didn't we have a discussion about phallic imagery on the server a while back? I believe we established some good rules then.
by Carlomagno
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

I also got one of those poorly drawn phallic images in my farm/house/area. I cleaned it up, though, and I'm not sure exactly when it appeared. So that's probably not helpful at all. Edit: There are some melons by the bridge/walkway that were placed at the same time. I'm not sure how the server logs ...
by Carlomagno
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

Apparently the fire-death-bug has switched from every time to intermittent and moving. It still happened to me again today though, this time just before that sandstone-covered part of the tunnel.
by Carlomagno
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

So, a portion of the Nether rail to Pandora has become deadly. At this point, if you're going along in a minecart, you'll catch fire and start burning. Staying in the minecart assures death, whereas getting out allows the fire to stop soon enough to live. I have no clue where the fire comes from. Th...
by Carlomagno
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1100: "Vows"
Replies: 53
Views: 18943

Re: 1100:" Vows"

You'd think the clock would've run out by now.
by Carlomagno
Tue May 29, 2012 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1061: "EST"
Replies: 128
Views: 44606

Re: 1061: "EST"

People, really, the last time this sort of discussion came up, coming up with ways to "fix" the calendar, it destroyed Rome (okay, saying Caesar destroyed Rome is a bit much, but he started a slippery slope). Be careful! You never know what kinds of hell your calendar modifications may bri...
by Carlomagno
Wed May 02, 2012 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 85522

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

I'm a Latin teacher, and I struggle with this every day. Not only for my own language, but for the entire FL department, and other subjects mentioned here. Students don't understand the concepts like critical thinking, let alone why they might be valuable. So it falls to every teacher to justify not...
by Carlomagno
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

I agree. We no longer talk MA stuff on the forum, I just googled "miner apocalypse pandora" and we are now the second result. We need some sort of secure way to communicate with eachother. I also found a double cave spawner, I will post the coords on the gmail doc file. I'm still working ...
by Carlomagno
Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9421
Views: 1496247

Re: Minecraft

I've found a ton of diamond in our mine. I'm at 23 now, and I'm logging. We'll figure out what to do with it tomorrow.

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