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by Spuddly
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 305989

Re: The radical idea that women are people

objectified women[...] are a great deal more attractive than empowered women. I don't think we are butthurt. I think you are an idiot. What else do you think? That's nice. Where did I suggest boycotting any industries? Here (technically you never used the word boycott, but it's obvious what you mea...
by Spuddly
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Time-Travel Plot Cliche
Replies: 22
Views: 2185

Re: Time-Travel Plot Cliche

"Time Travel Plot Cliche"
When it comes to time travel, everything is cliche!
by Spuddly
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 305989

Re: The radical idea that women are people

If you just have a problem with the way the industry handles certain things, you buy the products within that industry that aren't terrible . You buy, for example, free-range meat instead of factory-farmed meat. Or you buy, for example, video games that are more or less okay. Boycotting the industr...
by Spuddly
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Slumdog Millionaire
Replies: 33
Views: 5138

Re: Slumdog Millionaire

It was too much poverty tourism for me. I don't care enough about poor people to care about the movie, though. So ehhhhh, good soundtrack.
by Spuddly
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Mexico
Replies: 15
Views: 2034

Re: Mexico

I doubt there will be any round-ups based on race. There are too many hispanic constituents to let that happen.

The problem is due to the phony war on drugs. Get rid of that, and you get rid of the problem.
by Spuddly
Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: EU Bans Cosmetic Testing On Animals
Replies: 18
Views: 2220

Re: EU Bans Cosmetic Testing On Animals

I think the point is that new cosmetics products aren't exactly necessary, and are therefore not important enough to warrant torturing and killing other animals. Are McDonald's hamburgers important enough for killing and torturing other animals? Attacking the cosmetic industry because it's "no...
by Spuddly
Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 305989

Re: The radical idea that women are people

luketheduke wrote:
Come on man, quit trying to pretend this shit isn't our fault.


Nobody does that.


Really?
You're all real butt-hurt at these evil companies, whose products you seem almost compelled to buy. Seems like you're doing a lot of pretending.
by Spuddly
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Time-Travel Plot Cliche
Replies: 22
Views: 2185

Re: Time-Travel Plot Cliche

by Spuddly
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 305989

Re: The radical idea that women are people

I don't get why producers are so often blamed for the content of their media. If there's a supply, there's a demand. Maybe if we stopped consuming media with idealized female forms, it'd stop being made. Sure. What media do you suggest? Yeah, that's a bit snippy of an answer. I suppose the real iss...
by Spuddly
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Evolutionary Psychology
Replies: 190
Views: 19087

Re: Evolutionary Psychology

When it comes to humans, no, they really aren't. They're using post-hoc rationalizations and just-so stories. And largely? Just telling people what they want to hear, and labelling it "SCIENCE". Psychologists aren't using evidence for people? Sure they are. Compare the state of psychology...
by Spuddly
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Evolutionary Psychology
Replies: 190
Views: 19087

Re: Evolutionary Psychology

what other reasonable explanation can be given for the imbalance in violence you mentioned? Error. One doesn't have to be able to provide an alternate explanation in order to say that your explanation is wrong or not even wrong . That said, you could just use plain old regular psychology, and assum...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dawn of War 2
Replies: 100
Views: 11291

Re: Dawn of War 2

So now that it has been out for a while, Thoughts? Questions? Fetishes? Personally I like some aspects and hate others, I love the closer to CoH aspect of the game, with squads actually moving to cover during a fire fight. Also the enhanced cover options in the game, much closer to CoH, which in my...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 82650

Re: Games that aged well (PC)

Heroes of Might & Magic III is really good. I still play that occasionally with friends.
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 75274

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

I still think the music was fitting. The songs played were historically significant tunes for OUR history, and Watchman is an alternative history. Seeing new images over familiar songs, especially historically charged images that play out differently (I forgot all about the scene where the flower c...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Expensive Colleges
Replies: 24
Views: 2759

Re: Expensive Colleges

I passed up a freeride at a decent college for paying full tuition at a prestigious college. It has been the worst decision of my short life.
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Bailout and blame: Views on capitalism and misinformation.
Replies: 41
Views: 5346

Re: Bailout and blame: Views on capitalism and misinformation.

I think this thread is no longer focusing on what I intended to discuss. My main point is that Capitalism requires all parties to act in their own best interests. That is how a free market and its participants can adapt take advantage of new conditions. This is Econ 101. However, what I see the pro...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D - Help with character progression...
Replies: 7
Views: 3453

Re: D&D - Help with character progression...

Yeah, I'm not recommending metacheese either. Using divine metamagic to fuel quicken spell might actually be ok, since it reduces buffing time, yet you have limits on times/day. My build only has 1d6 sneak attack in it; everything else is just damage. Gravestrike would be more useful if you went mor...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Human Rights Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 4796

Re: Human Rights Discussion

Humans don't have any rights beyond what they can force from others. It's not like there's some metaphysical Christmas list out in the ether. Objectively, rights are determined by those with the biggest sticks.
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Religulous
Replies: 22
Views: 2743

Re: Religulous

The Egyptians were a dirty people and they had to die, this is why hashem wrought the plagues upon them, so the Jews would see how great hashem was and...blahblahblah" and I twitched a little listening to this bigotry, bigotry this man took as fact. What if he justified it by saying the Egypti...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 305989

Re: The radical idea that women are people

I don't get why producers are so often blamed for the content of their media. If there's a supply, there's a demand. Maybe if we stopped consuming media with idealized female forms, it'd stop being made.
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D - Help with character progression...
Replies: 7
Views: 3453

Re: D&D - Help with character progression...

Trying to build a divine caster with sneak attack is difficult, as their isn't a whole lot of mechanical support. For a ninth level build, I would recommend rogue 1/archivist 8, making int the highest ability score. For a full 20 level build, I'd go rogue 1/archivist 8/shadowbane stalker 1/ sacred e...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 75274

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

There were a bunch of stupid gags in there that were stupid, like the flame thrower going off as hight hawk is ejaculating. I mean what the fuck. Haha, you just reminded me this is a movie. Only the comic did the exact same thing. It's lame, yes, but intended I think. Just a mood-breaker of sorts. ...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 75274

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

The movie felt schzophrenic. It was incredibly well crafted, but with the amount of money that went into it, that is to be expected. There was a contradiction, though, between it trying to be a commentary and having a message by using superheros as the medium, and actually being a movie about people...
by Spuddly
Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 431402

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

So mostly because of these , some of my friends and I are interested in playing D&D. What kind of time and monetary investment are we looking at here? What do you need beyond the manuals and the dice ? More dice ? I know it seems trivial but having multiple backups for all rolls you could have ...
by Spuddly
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 431402

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

So mostly because of these , some of my friends and I are interested in playing D&D. What kind of time and monetary investment are we looking at here? What do you need beyond the manuals and the dice ? Time & a good imagination. I also hear that tactical movement in 4e is bigger than in 3e,...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 82650

Re: Games that aged well (PC)

Both Tiberian Sun & Red Alert came out about the same time as Starcraft did. DoW 1 is awful. All the maps are boring, the races virtually the same, the resource management non-existent, the setting idiotic, the single player is atrocious, the AI of your units retarded. The only thing it has goin...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Best way to lower boiling point of water?
Replies: 22
Views: 12495

Re: Best way to lower boiling point of water?

To decrease the boiling temp of water, don't you just need a polar substance with a lower boiling point than water? edit - acetone? seriously? come on, acetone is like a thousand times more expensive than water by volume, and as you've noted, it's got this propensity to burn... "A thousand time...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 82650

Re: Games that aged well (PC)

bigstrat2003 wrote:don't write my opinion off as the result of inexperience.


Too late, young 'un.
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution of another intelligent species on Earth?
Replies: 42
Views: 4707

Re: Evolution of another intelligent species on Earth?

Why would ants become intelligent, though? Their apparent intelligence is derivative of the fact that they're all very closely related, and operating under a sort of kin selection. The intelligence of apes is due to having navigate a complicated social space for mates. Human cooperation is a sort of...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft!
Replies: 323
Views: 31594

Re: Starcraft!

Corsairs & Valks are invaluable vs. the zerg. They're awful vs. capital ships, but mutas & hydras have a hard time destroying them, and they're fast. Which means you do overlord flybys, and crush their control limit. Disruption web is really great, because it means you can disable base defen...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 82650

Re: Games that aged well (PC)

I hate to play the "you kids get off the thread role", but I bet a Halo vs Halflife argument would work very well...in a thread that isn't about games that are still good with the passage of time. Amen. These nubs should be discussing the merits of Marathon, Red Alert, Warcraft (the one w...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dawn of War 2
Replies: 100
Views: 11291

Re: Dawn of War 2

I played one skirmish vs. a computer and thought it was really boring and annoying. Then I started the campaign, and absolutely loved it. It's like a 100x better than DOW 1. Very fun fragging dudes and calling missiles down from space, and very pretty. Great physics. I like how when the dreadnaught ...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution of another intelligent species on Earth?
Replies: 42
Views: 4707

Re: Evolution of another intelligent species on Earth?

There have already been intelligent species on this planet, namely the Hominids. Homo habilis, ergaster, erectus, and neadertalis all likely used tools. Except for habilis, Homo sapiens were on earth at likely the same time as all the others, though not always in the same geographic area. Then peopl...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir
Replies: 681
Views: 45620

Re: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir

Maybe that's why YOU don't know, but have you considered the possibility that OTHER people might not know because they've never actually been exposed to it Yes, because I'm clearly an idiot. Or maybe I think they haven't been exposed to it due to racism . A very socially acceptable and comfortable ...
by Spuddly
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 431402

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

As long as you have someone in the party who can cast greater magic weapon/ magic vestment, you probably shouldn't pay for more than +1 on your equipment, and instead get special abilities. There's one from Expanded Psionics called Collision that gives a weapon +5 damage for a +2 bonus. If your part...
by Spuddly
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 431402

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

Ah, you have an artificer. He can not only cast any spell in the game, he can also apply a metric asston of metamagic to it by paying some gp. Very nice. I recommend looking for low level spells you like, buying a wand of it, and having the artificer use it on you. Or better yet, just get him to mak...
by Spuddly
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 431402

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

You know there's nothing stopping you from using your bastard sword 2 handed, then switching back to one handed? You just need a way of freeing that shield arm up momentarily. Of course, it's all gear dependent, so who knows what your DM will allow and what he won't. Well, you probably have a good i...
by Spuddly
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 431402

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

Re: feels like 4e. So are the ToB classes (which I'm a big fan of). Re: Power Attack. You don't two hand for the strength bonus; you do it for power attack. Power attack is THE biggest source of consistent damage for a melee'r in 3.5. With leap attack, you take -1 for +4 damage; with smithing charge...
by Spuddly
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir
Replies: 681
Views: 45620

Re: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir

But that's the point; the only reason you'd be unaware of the black people = apes slur is because you have been soaking in this racist shit all your life . Like Belial, I don't like applying the term 'racist' to people, so let's say 'indoctrinated in a racist culture that's subconsciously trained y...
by Spuddly
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir
Replies: 681
Views: 45620

Re: 'Racist' cartoon causes stir

Interesting sentiment. Should I be allowed to socially censure groups you've decided shouldn't be censured? Or are we only allowed to censure bad people? For instance, should I be allowed to refuse service for black customers at my convenience store? Currently there are laws that prevent this sort ...

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