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by PolakoVoador
Tue May 19, 2015 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mad Max: Fury Road
Replies: 52
Views: 14330

Re: Mad Max: Fury Road

Furiosa actually say something on the line of "He would maim his own wife/queen/whatever", and I thought it was a reference to her (missing) arm.

Also, I remember seeing some of the poor population with deformities from radiation. Other than that, the main hero is missing an arm.
by PolakoVoador
Sun May 17, 2015 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mad Max: Fury Road
Replies: 52
Views: 14330

Re: Mad Max: Fury Road

Just watched it. Furiosa (Charlize Teron) is awesome, and in practice the main character of the movie. I loved the concepts of almost everything, from the vehicles to the characters. Highly recommend it.
by PolakoVoador
Fri May 15, 2015 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mad Max: Fury Road
Replies: 52
Views: 14330

Re: Mad Max: Fury Road

Does this guy realise that he is giving the movie free promotion? The best thing a movie (or book or whatever) can have to boost up ticket sales is a good ol' controversy. Besides, now I really want to watch it. EDIT: actually read the article now, not only the title, and holy crap. That guy is a b...
by PolakoVoador
Fri May 15, 2015 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)
Replies: 41
Views: 19240

Re: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)

for me, HotS have to little heroes and to much team fights. If you lose one of your team you will lose. Not always, there are a lot of crazy team fights where 7 or 8 out of the 10 heroes will end up dead. I will always depend on which heroes are on each team, who was the first heroe to die, etc. Th...
by PolakoVoador
Mon May 11, 2015 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1932
Views: 402210

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

According to Carnegie Mellon, the pros' combined $732,000 lead in fake money makes it a statistical tie.

I don't follow why it would be a statistical tie. Can someone help?
by PolakoVoador
Thu May 07, 2015 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2669442

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

$1 billion disappears from Moldova, or roughly 15% of the coutry's GDP

"I cannot explain how one can steal such a large amount of money from such a small country," the EU representative in Moldova Pirkka Tapiola said recently.
by PolakoVoador
Wed May 06, 2015 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critique of "Choice Feminism"
Replies: 111
Views: 18458

Re: Critique of "Choice Feminism"

I'm just putting forward a realistic suggestion as to why there is a character gender bias, strangely the exact same one for books and films. Basically that violent action narratives are built around males because males are lets be honest more violent and action oriented in real life. Oh and that e...
by PolakoVoador
Wed May 06, 2015 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers!
Replies: 279
Views: 63916

Re: Avengers!

All the Avengers vs all the Ultrons - what the Burly Brawl wished it had been. I was giddy with glee at the shot panning around with them all fighting. Favourite moment in the film - Vision picks up Thor's hammer, moment of complete bewilderment from everyone else. Yes, that slow-mo sequence of...
by PolakoVoador
Wed May 06, 2015 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Critique of "Choice Feminism"
Replies: 111
Views: 18458

Re: Critique of "Choice Feminism"

Give it 100 years and you'd have a point, today you are reaching. The rules of games stretch reality, but they rarely shatter it . When reality is meaningless then gender parity is far more prevalent (I can't think of an RPG ever that has prevented you being female). But its difficult to have a gam...
by PolakoVoador
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)
Replies: 41
Views: 19240

Re: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)

What's wrong with playing DOTA2? What do you mean feels slow? Do you feel like you're sitting in lane too long? Don't gank enough? What role are you playing that you feel isn't making progress? Maybe a 4 protect 1 carry as he farms? Heroes of the Storm matches usually last about 20minutes (or less)...
by PolakoVoador
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: anyone from monty python?
Replies: 27
Views: 8079

Re: anyone from monty python?

Maybe you should look for medical help? For your brain stuff...?
by PolakoVoador
Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9232418

Re: Inspirations

I love Tv Tropes. Their page on double standards has a section on double standards that are unfair to women, a section on double standards that are unfair to men AND a section on double standards that are unfair to *both* genders. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DoubleStandard Aw shit. I...
by PolakoVoador
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so much?
Replies: 113
Views: 17925

Re: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so m

These things are important (literature, philosophy, language, history). And have very important positions within our educational systems and or societies. We do value them. I value them. And we should teach these things. But the truth of the matter is that there are *very few* positions in our soci...
by PolakoVoador
Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: BrainHex gamer personality test
Replies: 63
Views: 11951

Re: BrainHex gamer personality test

Class is Conqueror. Sub-Class is Conqueror-Seeker. Conqueror: 19 Seeker: 15 Socialiser: 13 Mastermind: 13 Daredevil: 9 Achiever: 6 Survivor: 2 Since I like playing with and against other players and I have a hard time with survival horrors, this seems about right. So that would make me Shark-shark-c...
by PolakoVoador
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)
Replies: 41
Views: 19240

Re: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)

Got into the beta last week, and I'm loving the game. My problem with DOTA and League (besides the toxic community) was that the matches felt so slooooow. Heroes' objectives make the game go faster and rewards smart and fast team play, which the pings Biliboy cited help a lot. The team leveling up a...
by PolakoVoador
Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2120
Views: 431672

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

I'm currently participating in a D&D campaign, my character is a level 4 High Elf Champion. He recently got a magic ice sword. An extra +1 to hit (all things considered, I get a grand total of +7), a d6 of cold damage in addition to the basic d8/d10 slashing damage, resistance to fire damage, a...
by PolakoVoador
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2669442

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Prisoner E-mails His Own Release Forms To His Prison, Is Then Release The fraudster used a mobile phone while inside a UK prison to email the prison a notice for him to be released. The prison staff then released him. The domain was registered in the name of the police officer investigating him, an...
by PolakoVoador
Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 231296

Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Ok, friday, 10, around 19h at Utrecht CS
by PolakoVoador
Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 339529

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Can't you build a ship with enough room in it for your stranded kerbonaut? Anyway, AFAIK, if you have a kerbonaut on the outside, you can't accelerate time, so be prepared.
by PolakoVoador
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 231296

Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Jplus, I don't know how much time I will have on 11. April in Amsterdam, since I will fly back to Madrid this day. I still have to buy the tickets, so maybe there will be time, but it is not certain. So, Barcelona then? Yes, Barcelona, on 30.April would be easier I believe. I could meet on Tuesday ...
by PolakoVoador
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2669442

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

First, context: Brazil is now in the middle of its biggest corruption scandal : Directors from state-run oil giant Petrobras have been accused of taking bribes from construction companies and funnelling funds to parties of the ruling coalition. [...] According to the Brazilian Federal Police the gro...
by PolakoVoador
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: any game developers out there?
Replies: 11
Views: 4169

Re: any game developers out there?

Your first step should be linking to it here. The more people know about your game, the traction it gains. Don't hesitate on "flooding" your facebook/twitter/whatever. Your friends all should know about your game. If it's good, they will make other people download it, and so on. For Androi...
by PolakoVoador
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:25 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 231296

Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Zamfir, I still have not much idea of what to do in Amsterdam, and tips from locals, for anything really, are always welcome. Since you will be schedule juggling, I leave it open to you to make suggestions on when and where we can meet. Jplus, I don't know how much time I will have on 11. April in A...
by PolakoVoador
Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 231296

Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Here are the dates:
Madri---------20/03~25/03
Barcelona----25/03~31/03
Paris----------31/03~06/04
Amsterdam--06/04~11/04
Madri---------11/04~14/04
by PolakoVoador
Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:47 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 231296

Re: [EUR] Continental Europe!

Starting next week week, I will be spending 25 days in Europe, stoping at Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and Amsterdam. If anyone wants to meet at any of this cities, I'm up for it.
by PolakoVoador
Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 157188

Re: Gamergate

80% of the players of the fps and 3rd person games that are criticised for the use of those tropes are played by men. This isn't a media wide citique and if it was the rate of damselling across all games of all types would be trivial, probably less than a single digit across all titles. but why is ...
by PolakoVoador
Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP Terry Pratchett
Replies: 35
Views: 8778

Re: RIP Terry Pratchett

PeteP wrote:PPS:The quote+tweets PolakoVoador posted just make me sadder.

Ok, let's go with a happier one:

Terry Pratchett, 'Reaper Man' wrote:No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away


I'm sure Sir Terry's work will make ripples for decades to come :) Possibly even more
by PolakoVoador
Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: RIP Terry Pratchett
Replies: 35
Views: 8778

Re: RIP Terry Pratchett

Sad indeed. "Despite rumor, Death isn't cruel--merely terribly, terribly good at his job." Last three tweets from his account (probably posted by his daughter): "AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGEHTER" "Terry took Death's arm and followed him through the doors and on to t...
by PolakoVoador
Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 157188

Re: Gamergate

its almost like narratives in games that use such extremely old emotional tropes are primarily targetted at males, which of course they are (not exclusively but ...). Major AAA titles are a self selected sample of young men, you market to your audience. I don't think there is an argument that the f...
by PolakoVoador
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 151
Views: 15047

Re: Evolution

No, I think we're long past the point of that having any relevance to twinsen's current ideas. I mean, someone correct me if I'm wrong here - Twinsen "This thing is impossible" Shro "Well, here's a study from almost 20 years ago where it happened" Twinsen "No it didn't"...
by PolakoVoador
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 151
Views: 15047

Re: Evolution

You see, this is the beauty of genetic algotithms. It can come up with crazy solutions that no engineer would think of in the first place. Of course, the resilience, robustness, etc of said solutions are not always guaranteed, as mentioned in the article (the circuit would not work in different chip...
by PolakoVoador
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 157188

Re: Gamergate

If anything, the issue is that the "Damsel in Distress" trope is disporportionally used against Women. But to argue against the trope itself (without acknowledging the many other examples where males or children are put into the "hostage" situation, awaiting rescue from the hero...
by PolakoVoador
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 151
Views: 15047

Re: Evolution

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by PolakoVoador
Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Individual balance
Replies: 28
Views: 3719

Re: Individual balance

So after all, we should ask ourselvs two questions: 1. Can the human race be healthy, without sickness, without cancer, without wars? 2. Where did thouse "predators" came from? Is this developing itself after we reach some level of population, so it can fall, or it is created before , so ...
by PolakoVoador
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 151
Views: 15047

Re: Evolution

Why would your world stop making sense? It was just an experiment with random configurations of chips, with selective pressure, reproduction and mutation. If you are so unwilling to accept new ideas, why would anyone here try to help you?
by PolakoVoador
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 151
Views: 15047

Re: Evolution

I really like evolutionary algorithms, and this FGPA story is awesome. They also talk about one of my favourit evolutionary algorithm result, the crazy antennae: http://cdn.damninteresting.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/nasa_antennae.jpg John Endler did a famous study on guppies and their colorfulne...
by PolakoVoador
Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 151
Views: 15047

Re: Evolution

Izawwlgood wrote:
twinsen wrote:Just tell me what you think about it...

Your ideas? I think you need to reread Shros post to you in this thread.

Here is the post in question
by PolakoVoador
Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 151
Views: 15047

Re: Evolution

Azrael, I kinda do foolish stuff, not verry rare too...but do you know how good it feels, to read something like that, instead of browsing 10 pages in wiki. Thank you, and sorry for your troubles. (saving graphics and stuff) I see that evidence for evolution: Part of coding dna + part of high funct...
by PolakoVoador
Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 151
Views: 15047

Re: Evolution

Well, according to the Wikipedia page for Noncoding DNA that I will paraphrase below rather than link or quote as per the OP's ridiculous need to be spoonfed... In 2012 the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project suggested that over 80% of DNA in the human genome "serves some purpose, bi...
by PolakoVoador
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Individual balance
Replies: 28
Views: 3719

Re: Individual balance

And what does drinking 7 liters of water have to do with anything previously said in this thread?

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