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by Yuri2356
Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 699601

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Xaddak wrote:I don't believe it.

Image

Terrifying, magma pipe, sand, flux, one layer aquifer, flat plain. I do not believe it, but it is true!

Conglaturation!
by Yuri2356
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 699601

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

I'm still going with a fortress in the year 1065. Unfortunately, it's only version 38-something, so I havn't got the new tools for making big constructions, which hampers my enthusiasm a bit... Still, I'm currently trying to make the draining system work for my new underground arena, and it was jus...
by Yuri2356
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 699601

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Nah, I'm done. It was honestly a very BORING fortress, if not for Xaddak being psycho I'd be bored out of my skull with it. That's why I went for an interesting finish. Plus, I don't feel like I was making it a very interesting read. You could have sent your enemies off to slave away, building my p...
by Yuri2356
Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 699601

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Skill, that's how.
by Yuri2356
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...
Replies: 223
Views: 22295

Re: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...

4. Bikes cost 1,000,000 yen. WTF? Well, as you've observed the pokemon-obsessed culture has driven all unrelated industries to nigh-extinction. In this grim and distant future, the infrastructure of the old world is being gnawed at by decay. Such vibrant echoes of the distant past as the common byc...
by Yuri2356
Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13697

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

Assumption (C): We can't differentiate between 'real' world and 'illusion' world. {you are welcome to try and attack this point} Thus, there there will be no evidence for or against the presence of the illusion, no grounds to agrue in either direction, and nothing to be gained from either point unl...
by Yuri2356
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 699601

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Engineered cave-ins are probably your best bet. channel out the edges of a nice big block-o-land, prop it up on supports just above the aquifer, rig to a lever and then set it free. If that doesn't work, a series of pumping operations can be used to secure the aquifer in sections of about 5x5 at a t...
by Yuri2356
Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bloodline Dwarf Fortress game - Done.
Replies: 239
Views: 19669

Re: Bloodline Dwarf Fortress game

It is done! Our thriving economy attracted more than just The upper class. Amizo the Hydra saw fit to grace our forth with his presence. Liked the place so much he descided to settle right into one of our nice cozy terrariums and make himself at home. Caught, Tamed, and on display in the dining hal...
by Yuri2356
Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bloodline Dwarf Fortress game - Done.
Replies: 239
Views: 19669

Re: Bloodline Dwarf Fortress game

It is done! Highlights: I have chozen our Mega-Project and set it into motion - We will strike into the earth and from it raise a mighty spire unto the heavens, a titanic spike of the finest dwarven steel wrapped in a glistening shell of the purest clear glass - We are building a Skyscraper. The pl...
by Yuri2356
Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 699601

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Would anybody be interested in participating/reading about that kind of thing, or am I smoking something? I contain an abundance of madness well suited to feats of Dwarven engineering. Expect Dalig the mad Mechanic/Mason to building his stairway to heaven some time in your near future. Also, constr...
by Yuri2356
Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 760452

Re: Doctor Who

I think she'll naturally associate the word doctor with normal doctors and not him because he's forgotten. although I think she probably will die because of all the stuff that happens in London. Not that we will find out about it. She already ignored three invasions so far. Her credentials seem leg...
by Yuri2356
Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 699601

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

I'll know it's the future when having a bad day at work causes me to make a legendary hat out of my supervisor.
by Yuri2356
Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 699601

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Also, by the time the game is complete we'll have a lot more power to work with.
by Yuri2356
Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:54 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Meeting people in Ottawa
Replies: 72
Views: 14298

Re: Meeting people in Ottawa

What he said.

Seeking people to gather on the coming Sunday (Oct 5) for films and merriment. Very low odds of resulting in death or ill fortune. High odds of popcorn and B-grade cinema accompanied by vicious nerd humour. Sign up today - Service garuntees citizenship.
by Yuri2356
Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 699601

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Actually, it's a bit of a bother. Dwarves who have fallen in the chasm still get coffins assigned. I'll still have to put a lot of coffins some stupid place, even if I'm doing serial from-earth-you-came-to-earth-you-go's. Just deconstruct the coffins and then mark them for dumping. (right into the ...
by Yuri2356
Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 699601

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

I suppose. But all the same, I'm trying to surpass Moria in terms of riches and splendor, not a hole in the ground. Sand and adamantine may be "pointless luxuries", but I want 'em (maybe it will increase my types of items made so I can get a baron or something). Also - you can collect rai...
by Yuri2356
Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 699601

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

So, any suggestions on how to improve the game for me? Or am I just doomed? Be less picky and more crazy. It makes the world a more magical place. A good fort does not need one of everything, and most individual features provide ample fun on their own. import magma Buy coal. sand, A pointless luxur...
by Yuri2356
Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13697

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

Or, rather than discover something that the illusion put there, we discover a gap. An upper limit to the illusion's resolution. A situation where something that MUST happen in order to prove all known laws consistent DOESN'T happen. Those are the conditions where we'd be able to recognize the illus...
by Yuri2356
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 699601

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

When you abandon a fortress does it disappear from the world because you cannot access it anymore? Or is it still found in adventure mode? When you kill everyone in the fortress is it the same deal? Your fort remains in the world, to be explored by adventurers or reclaimed by an armed force of dwar...
by Yuri2356
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13697

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

Either you're stringing together nonsense to indicate you thought my statement was a non sequitor, or that's the name of some famous and relevent philosophical thought experiment that I would have heard about if we read the same stuff. It's a common exaple of the problem with proving the negative. ...
by Yuri2356
Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13697

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

a) His theory doesn't explain how the humans were created because he claims them to have always existed in a time loop. b.1) 'Illusion' is an item that exists in the group of 'things that exist'. b.2) Many people have tried, but NO ONE had been able to establish a difference between the 'real' worl...
by Yuri2356
Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bloodline Dwarf Fortress game - Done.
Replies: 239
Views: 19669

Re: Bloodline Dwarf Fortress game

I looked over the present state of the fortress today and Set up an idea of what I wanted done with the place. I'll get to playing at some point tomorrow afternoon.

Edit: Played a few sessions and I'm midway through Summer now.can probably wrap it up tomorrow.
by Yuri2356
Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I Wanna Be the Guy
Replies: 33
Views: 4303

Re: I Wanna Be the Guy

is a terrible game with a stupid gimmick concept and people need to shut the fuck up about it. Don't get me wrong, the guy's a marketing genius ("I'm going to half-ass a platformer, make it really hard, then get all of my rabid circlejerking fans to call everybody else who doesn't like it puss...
by Yuri2356
Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13697

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

Ok. I'm wrong. Catholics all believe the same thing. Exactly. Straw. Man. "The Catholic Church defines how Catholics are supposed to interpret their holy texts" != "Every person who claims to be Catholic is following that definition to the letter." It only means that since the C...
by Yuri2356
Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How long until games are photorealistic?
Replies: 98
Views: 7862

Re: How long until games are photorealistic?

guyy wrote:They can't really be photorealistic unless you simulate every single photon interaction, and that's just crazy.

Er, no. They just need to simulate enough to decieve the human eye, which is far from a perfect camera. (What do you mean this a series of still images? The pictures are moving!)
by Yuri2356
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13697

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

Also, believing in a religion does not mean you have to listen to the people in control of it. Like how I'm still a Canadian if I don't follow all the laws. And a religion can't lock me up for not following every creed to the letter. The religion could kick you out though. And while Catholics don't...
by Yuri2356
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13697

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

Once again, recognizing it as "more than a theory" does not make belief in it a church policy, nor does it require that anyone agree in order to claim membership in the church. Really, folks, this is not a difficult concept. Permission vs mandate. The point is, it blows the "insultin...
by Yuri2356
Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13697

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

The only problem is, this does absolutely nothing to defeat evolution OR creationism, because it implies that the world was already here (created or evolved), plants and animals were already here (created or evolved), and humans were the only strange variable added to the equation. It's sort of sel...
by Yuri2356
Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13697

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

First off, sorry if it's hard to hear me. This free-fall wind is kinda loud, and I cut my mouth on some broken glass from the window on my way out. Also I'm guessing I've only got about seven seconds here. You don't know the evolution/creation positions of the 1.14 billion Catholics any more than y...
by Yuri2356
Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How long until games are photorealistic?
Replies: 98
Views: 7862

Re: How long until games are photorealistic?

So, Reductio ad absurdum, FMV games DO count. :P Not really. Photorealism is about applying obscene amounts of realistic detail, to the point that something appears to be a photo of a real scene without actually being a photo. The photo-quality parts of FMV games are actual photos, so they don't fa...
by Yuri2356
Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13697

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

Who bashed Christians? People have stated that various attempts to support or rationalize literal interpretations of old mythological texts end up becoming rather silly, and thus that the people who endorse these attempts are made to look silly. This plainly equates to hating on the mythology and i...
by Yuri2356
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Zero Punctuation - (Yahtzee)
Replies: 552
Views: 73790

Re: Zero Punctuation - (Yahtzee)

but if you consider Zelda, that NES original had a basic 4-directional control system, you would die to creeps in the general wilderness 2 screens away from the start and respawning to fight your way through again was a pain. I was a bit too young to really get into it, and games were a lot harsher...
by Yuri2356
Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13697

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

Didn't something similar to this happen in the second Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book? Those were aliens from annother world who crashed on Earth and decided to settle in. But Arthur Dent was with them. :( Maybe it was just what I associated the idea with. Which is fine by me if my brain deci...
by Yuri2356
Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13697

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

roc314 wrote:Didn't something similar to this happen in the second Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book?


Those were aliens from annother world who crashed on Earth and decided to settle in.
by Yuri2356
Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Zero Punctuation - (Yahtzee)
Replies: 552
Views: 73790

Re: Zero Punctuation - (Yahtzee)

Jebobek wrote:That said, thank God he immediately says he most certainly does NOT think Hitler was right in the credits.

...

Because you would have taken him seriously?
by Yuri2356
Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Meeting people in Ottawa
Replies: 72
Views: 14298

Re: Meeting people in Ottawa

We wandered the city aimlessly for a time, I ran into someone at a bus station whom I'd not seen in five years, and much discussion of things occurred.
by Yuri2356
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bloodline Dwarf Fortress game - Done.
Replies: 239
Views: 19669

Re: Bloodline Dwarf Fortress game

A note; the Colosseum is far from complete, most of the spikes still have to be hooked up to the lever. The tunnel trap thing I built is almost done, I'm pretty sure I queued up all the "link pressure plate to wall grate" jobs but I may have missed one so you might want to check that. Ove...
by Yuri2356
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1827869

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Random832 wrote:
Belial wrote:Wait....why do I run slower than......

....oh right. Human. Hat. Nosering.

Five-by-five.


But why did the first raptor slow down from 25 to 20?

Safety - It just entered a high-traffic zone.
by Yuri2356
Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bloodline Dwarf Fortress game - Done.
Replies: 239
Views: 19669

Re: Bloodline Dwarf Fortress game

Got the File, shall take up our quarrel with the foe in good time.
by Yuri2356
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8671
Views: 1827869

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Plasma Man wrote:
Spoiler:
Handchop.jpg

This is how it should have gone down on the subway.

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