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by Ixtellor
Sun May 21, 2017 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars galaxy of heroes
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Re: Star Wars galaxy of heroes

I just started playing (because of this thread) and it already feels pretty skinner boxy. You should reach level 40 in about a week, after that it gets way harder. Mostly in that you have to choose how to spend very limited resources. Arena, light side, dark side, scoundrels, droids, you can't do e...
by Ixtellor
Mon May 15, 2017 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars galaxy of heroes
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Star Wars galaxy of heroes

This is only the second free to play phone game I have enjoyed. I highly recommend this casual phone game. I played Brave Frontier for years now, and while as in depth I'm enjoying it more and it's Star Wars.
by Ixtellor
Tue May 09, 2017 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How would you change the U.S. tax system?
Replies: 197
Views: 15619

Re: How would you change the U.S. tax system?

As to "starving people" I don't see that in modern capitalistic societies. Well, then you're a bit out of touch. https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/79761/err215_summary.pdf?v=42636 Roughly 12% of the US population is food insecure, and 5% of the population is very insecure. htt...
by Ixtellor
Fri May 05, 2017 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How would you change the U.S. tax system?
Replies: 197
Views: 15619

Re: How would you change the U.S. tax system?

I'm saying that you are justifying large amounts of wealth because of merit, but you are unable to even figure out how to measure merit, and there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to believe that people are paid based on merit. The fact that you are justifying people being rich because of merit i...
by Ixtellor
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: advice: external cd/dvd
Replies: 16
Views: 2472

Re: advice: external cd/dvd

The most consistent kind of picture I could find of the rig being described was along the lines of: http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/aGCahpDSTFiysY7whb9T6a-970-80.jpg Yes thats the case. I did take the front off once to try and 'find' the slots but when I got it off it was obvious it wasnt' meant t...
by Ixtellor
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: advice: external cd/dvd
Replies: 16
Views: 2472

Re: advice: external cd/dvd

Thanks for all the replies. The case is the ibuypower slate gaming case. I'll try and pry it open this weekend and look for slots. I did notice that it has very few USB ports and my keyboard uses up 2 of them. I think I'll probably just buy a USB port hub and an external drive. FYI, I was very skept...
by Ixtellor
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: advice: external cd/dvd
Replies: 16
Views: 2472

advice: external cd/dvd

I just bought an insane gaming PC off the shelf but it doesn't include a cd drive and I can't even figure out where it would go in the case.

So can I buy an external drive ? and how easy (plug n play) are they? (if they exist)
by Ixtellor
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: An essay against competition
Replies: 50
Views: 9446

Re: An essay against competition

Bob wants to be a billionaire. Bob works hard in school and develops a cure for cancer. Bob gets to be a billionaire. Society benefits from the cure for Cancer.

The end.
by Ixtellor
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Education, from N&A
Replies: 34
Views: 4617

Re: Education, from N&A

As a 12 year vet teacher and a wife who is a 'big wig' in a large school system, I thought I would add some points. (I have taught at the poorest school in my State and I have taught at a 'rich white' school, I have taught the lowest performing students as well as the highest) 1) How do you measure ...
by Ixtellor
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: AMD Carrizo, is it actually good?
Replies: 21
Views: 9764

Re: AMD Carrizo, is it actually good?

Great feedback Knight. Very detailed. The only thing you left out in your detailed analysis of the company, that I am aware of, is the fact they have patents on x86 .... architecture? I'm not an expert, but I have read their patents are very valuable, hence why buy out rumors were kind of squashed ...
by Ixtellor
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 10498

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

I'm going to disagree that all Trump supporters are racist assuming that the Trump campaign was racist in its nature. 1) There is no evidence that Trump supporters actually pay attention the campaign. Outside of the "build the wall" I think you will find that his supports don't have any id...
by Ixtellor
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 66915

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I'm good at Civ 5 and I enjoyed it. But I did feel like you were compelled to go for conquest victories since they were easier due to problems with the AI.

Should I buy Civ 6?
by Ixtellor
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Fluctuations questions
Replies: 21
Views: 4673

Re: Quantum Fluctuations questions

Can you understand Quantum Mechanics without understanding the math. https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/media/math/render/svg/fc82b971942e9ebab2b63d4a9dedacb944c5488c Not really. You can do your best to follow along with explanations that use analogies, but there will always be some gap. In fact, pe...
by Ixtellor
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Fluctuations questions
Replies: 21
Views: 4673

Re: Quantum Fluctuations questions

The only real difference between empty space and occupied space is that if a real particle is present, then any virtual particle will be under the effects of the real particle's field (electromagnetic, etc.). There is nothing preventing virtual particles from existing arbitrarily close to a real pa...
by Ixtellor
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)
Replies: 41
Views: 13224

Re: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)

1) Koa your a god. Switch to League or Dota.


2) HoTS is inferior to the other games. I tried it for a while but the fact there aren't items drastically reduce the complexity of
by Ixtellor
Mon May 23, 2016 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 66915

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I bought offworld traders this weekend. I'm still learning the game and haven't tried multiplayer yet, but I intend to only play multliplayer once I get good at it. I'm stuck on the 2nd to last tutorial, finding that the Science based companies don't fit in with my play style. So far I have found th...
by Ixtellor
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 266560

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

1) I have not gotten the impression of "kin-killing is bad". There has been lots of hostilities between blood. I'm not very anal about the show and I can think of several examples. 2) Killing the daughter was pure revenge for Oberyon and the rape of their other family members ...
by Ixtellor
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 266560

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

As someone who doesn't read the books (I'm waiting till after the series - because I don't want to spoil it for myself) I enjoyed the Dorne plot direction in the last episode. I think it will lead to interesting conflicts and creates another badass female character('s with the daughters) to root for...
by Ixtellor
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Fluctuations questions
Replies: 21
Views: 4673

Quantum Fluctuations questions

As a complete neophyte: 1) Why do empty spaces have more energy than spaces filled with matter. 2) Why do particles 'pop' into existence near zero point energy? 3) What are those particles and can they form more complex matter? Basically... trying to brush up theories of how the universe began. (I u...
by Ixtellor
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Engines big enough....
Replies: 28
Views: 4691

Engines big enough....

to move the Earth out of its orbit. Is it possible to build such a thing using today's technology. How much thrust would it require to move the earth/alter its orbit and based on todays tech is it even possible? Like an engine that burns a million barrels of oil/second or some kind of nuclear explos...
by Ixtellor
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 547203

Re: League of Legends

I got through my placements and got to Silver I. Got carried/lucky in most games (7/3) so I'm not sure if I can, but my goal is to get gold at some stage (was at Silver III end last season). My top pool isn't amazing (Jayce, Rumble, Cho), my ADC skills are increasing (MF, Ashe), and in theory I can...
by Ixtellor
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 547203

Re: League of Legends

Anyone playing Season 6?

Going to start my placement matches tonight.
Made it to Gold during the pre-season, adjusted some stuff and found what seems to be a great winning build on my favorite champ Udyr.

I love the new champ select system.
by Ixtellor
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World of Warships
Replies: 5
Views: 2589

Re: World of Warships

I stopped playing for a long time after I got my 2 tier 7 ships. But came back and been playing casually. Have a tier 8 American destroyer (New Orleans) -- fun ship if you can get the BB's to attract the attention away from you. Still love my Japanese destroyers --- sneaking up on people and unleash...
by Ixtellor
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World of Warships
Replies: 5
Views: 2589

Re: World of Warships

I played during closed Beta and beyond. The funnest ships are the American Cruisers and Japanese Destroyers. Some very basic tips if your struggling: 1) Stay in zerg formation --- just follow your fleet and don't be the closest ship. Allows you the chance to get in lots of hits. 2) Avoid narrow regi...
by Ixtellor
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2086
Views: 350814

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

About every 2 years I pop in this thread and same basically the same thing: Here goes, The best adventures you will ever have are the player driven adventures. The best characters you will over create/own/etc are the ones for which you come up with your own narrative of what that character wants to ...
by Ixtellor
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6604
Views: 708523

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Just read the debate between Koa, Yakk, and Derek. I think everyone needs to first understand how good Koa is at Starcraft. He can do things in game that are physically impossible for other players. Just having him on your team will instantly get you to diamond, if you play ranked. Watching him mana...
by Ixtellor
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 588
Views: 94175

Re: Hearthstone

Just started playing, have unlocked all the basic cards for hunter, rogue, and mage. Questions: Is this pay to win?? Playing casual games (I have like 35 games ever) I see people dropping multiple legendary's on me. In one game I had 3 legendary cards in a row played on me... I lost. A hunter killed...
by Ixtellor
Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3165
Views: 427511

Re: Therian Saga

While walking the halls on your way to check out the guild armory something catches your eye. Just along the base of the wall you notice what appears to be some thing carved into the stone. You kneel down to get a closer look and identify it as letters just barely visible. Blowing out the dust and w...
by Ixtellor
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game On
Replies: 24
Views: 4624

Re: Game On

Replaying Fallout 3 in hardcore mode.
League of Legends, Hearthstone (just started this), and World of Warships the most (open beta, hella fun).
by Ixtellor
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Crazy monitor situation.
Replies: 1
Views: 3702

Crazy monitor situation.

Lightning knocked out power while playing a game yesterday. When power comes back, I turn computer on and screen resolution is set at 640x480. I try to change it and nothing fixes the problem. Computer and monitor work fine but can't adjust the resolution. (24" monitor --- so everything is huge...
by Ixtellor
Tue May 19, 2015 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magicka: Wizard Wars
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Magicka: Wizard Wars

Saw an advertisement for a FTP game called Wizard Wars --- 3 game modes and it looks like basically you pick a wizard then level of dualing other wizards or going on adventures while you slowly customize your wizard through a skill tree. Wondering if anyone has tried it out, before I give it a shot....
by Ixtellor
Thu May 14, 2015 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]
Replies: 165
Views: 32637

Re: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]

Using your terminology, "icky feelings" << "actual harassment". Then you are hideously ignorant of reality. # of times per day someone uses a public facility and #of times per day separate bathrooms negatively effects a transgendered persons life. Every gay club I have ever been...
by Ixtellor
Tue May 12, 2015 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]
Replies: 165
Views: 32637

Re: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]

The benefits of unisex bathrooms are: (1) eliminates the stigma around genderqueer persons What about the stigma of having a small penis? % of male society that doesn't want women to see their body parts + % of female society that don't want to be in a bathroom around men Versus % of genderqueer pe...
by Ixtellor
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 547203

Re: League of Legends

I have watched like 5 games.

GE Tigers had an INSANE come back in one of the games I watched.

I bought the Cloud9 Icon and I tend to root for them but want an NA team to do well in general.
by Ixtellor
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is there a need to be labeled? (gender, sexuality, etc)
Replies: 237
Views: 46281

Re: Why is there a need to be labeled? (gender, sexuality, e

Answer to OP. 1) So that when your in a crowded room and trying to point someone out by saying "See that blonde lady over there? She works in accounting and ...." Instead of: "See that pigment challenged non-binary over there?" Because its useful. 2) As to why there are so many l...
by Ixtellor
Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: AMD Carrizo, is it actually good?
Replies: 21
Views: 9764

Re: AMD Carrizo, is it actually good?

Great feedback Knight. Very detailed. The only thing you left out in your detailed analysis of the company, that I am aware of, is the fact they have patents on x86 .... architecture? I'm not an expert, but I have read their patents are very valuable, hence why buy out rumors were kind of squashed (...
by Ixtellor
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: AMD Carrizo, is it actually good?
Replies: 21
Views: 9764

AMD Carrizo, is it actually good?

I own a lot of AMD stock.... and need advice. Can someone in the 'know' explain if this new chip actually has potential to turn around this horrible company? It sounds impressive on paper, but a lot of the Jargon and spec talk is beyond me. http://www.forbes.com/sites/davealtavilla/2015/02/24/amd-un...
by Ixtellor
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Older Games
Replies: 18
Views: 5305

Re: Older Games

My favorite old RPG style game that my friend got addicted to and changed gaming was: The Bards Tale (1985) It had classes and was based on D&D. We would take turns playing our saved version of the game and just watch everyone take a turn on the same computer fight through the dungeons and try t...
by Ixtellor
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 547203

Re: League of Legends

How are your provisionals going? I Ended last season in Silver 2 and got placed in Silver 5 after my 10 games. Had AFK's or DC's in 4 of my 10 games, 3 on my team, 1 on the enemy. The toxicity was off the charts and in every match there would be at least 2 players from the previous match. So lots of...
by Ixtellor
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Brave Frontier
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

Re: Brave Frontier

I just started, so my team is all 4 stars and 1 5 star. I had hit a wall and wasn't able to complete my next quest, then got my first 5 star champ (Gemni Kagamine Rin). I instantly sphere frogged her (she can use two spheres) and maxxed out her level. She heals the team at the end of every round and...

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