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by Yuri2356
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688214

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

Better yet, I just (accidentally) discovered that the clothing industry is much more profitable then the craft industry. I'm currently using a fortress on an aquifer, so I had no access to stone (but lots of sand, and I plan on finding the 2 magma tubes underground for my future glass industry). I ...
by Yuri2356
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688214

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

Furniture artifacts can be used to drastically dial up the value of a room, and artifact equipment will be put to use by your military champions. The rest just sit around and look pretty.
by Yuri2356
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688214

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

Also, I now have 2 different barracks and have a different squad assigned to each one, but they all like to spar in the same one. I dont' really mind it so much, but I would like my magma guards hanging out in the barracks I built next to the forges. An imp attacked my smelter dwarf and nobody resp...
by Yuri2356
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688214

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

So construct one tile of wall in the hallway, so it'll be tight enough for twin doors.
by Yuri2356
Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 748295

Re: Doctor Who

They also didn't really get a lot of the mythology figured out until 2nd/3rd Doctor (I don't think they even used the word 'timelord' until late 2nd Doctor) in as much as they ever did get it figured out. I know we didn't meat any other timelords until the last 2nd Doctor serial, "The War Game...
by Yuri2356
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 74094

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Mo0man wrote:I remember no such island in Watchmen

Really?
Spoiler:
It's where they gathered a bunch of people to built the squid, then killed them all by 'sploding the boat they left on.
by Yuri2356
Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AI rebellion
Replies: 140
Views: 10298

Re: AI rebellion

Even if the machines decide not to exterminate us, we cannot exist peacefully along with something more intelligent and powerful than us This may be true, which is good enough a reason to not fall back in the intelligence race. We can co-exist peacefully with feebler humans, but not with animals, s...
by Yuri2356
Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688214

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

It's normally best to set up temporary mass-lodgings in some other room. Just toss a bunch of beds down and declare it a barracks.
by Yuri2356
Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688214

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

For stone management I generally put a very small stone pile near any stone-using shop (Setting it to only take high-value stones like flux or obsidian, if available) that way the masons don't need to walk very far, but the haulers also won't waste too much time filling the material buffer.
by Yuri2356
Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688214

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

No, I was using build construction. There's my problem. Now I've got to the lower level and I struck sylvite on the staircase. Woot! Constructed stairs are generally used for going up, rather than down, and almost always at surface level or above. (Usually when building towers, castles and other su...
by Yuri2356
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688214

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

I just started this game (about 5 times) and I can't work out how to dig levels down. I can use channel to get the lower level started for a staircase, but I can't build a down staircase in the channel, and building it next to the channel seems to do nothing. The wiki says you need to build an adjo...
by Yuri2356
Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Watchmen - Spoilers like a Psychic Undersea Gargant!
Replies: 719
Views: 74094

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

I don't understand what people mean when they say "the comic can't be translated to film". Like what can't? The plot? The characters? You think the medium of films simply can't handle dudes in capes, or what? What is it about Watchmen that's so untranslatable - sure, the colour schemes, p...
by Yuri2356
Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's the average IQ of an atheist?
Replies: 157
Views: 21512

Re: What's the average IQ of an atheist?

I cannot possibly put into words how hilarious I find the notion of an atheist believing in "IQ". It would mean there is some person walking around that holds both of the following in their head at the same time without having it asplode. 1) "I think believing in an invisible sky-dad...
by Yuri2356
Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AI rebellion
Replies: 140
Views: 10298

Re: AI rebellion

Awareness of one's own existence makes a machine 'not a machine'. If we're going to dream up new definitions for existing words, machine now means chocolate cake. And cake now means ice cream. I can't see where I dreamed up a new definition! Where you think that "Machine" means the absenc...
by Yuri2356
Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AI rebellion
Replies: 140
Views: 10298

Re: AI rebellion

But something really interesting happens when you try to send an impulse to a really huge precisely wired network of such neurons.. It often results in totally irrational interpretation of data and also the creation of very abstract concepts like existence of the self.. We "understand" th...
by Yuri2356
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302042

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

ADXCKGuy wrote:I hate singular “they”. Bad enough that when I address “you” you don’t know how many I mean.

I'll add resurrecting "thou" to the agenda too.
by Yuri2356
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 748295

Re: Doctor Who

I think River Song's a bit of a mistake, and I do hope they dust her under the carpet. The Doctor has to meet her in his current incarnation - and in fact, become quite romantically attatched (look at her reading the diary in the first episode of the library duo - she recognises him, so she has to ...
by Yuri2356
Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AI rebellion
Replies: 140
Views: 10298

Re: AI rebellion

[devils_advocate]Wouldn't a very advance simulation spit that out?[/devils_advocate] I doubt it.. John Searle's Chines Room Argument - machines don't have an "understanding" of what they're doing,so they cannot fairly and properly be said to have minds. Ergo, they can't be self-conscious....
by Yuri2356
Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AI rebellion
Replies: 140
Views: 10298

Re: AI rebellion

ok, sorry if i missed the point of this thread...but umm, from my knowledge, would it not be the case that a computer/robot/ai/et cetera would cease to function if it worked on its own and surpassed human input? A strong AI would either have or be able to create a value system to base its decisions...
by Yuri2356
Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AI rebellion
Replies: 140
Views: 10298

Re: AI rebellion

In RE the "AI will be impossible to control because humans, the ultimate security, are imperfect", why not give it an impossible series of tasks to complete in order to escape? Such as break the laws of thermodynamics, or something, with no loopholes it can slip through. Or just make it s...
by Yuri2356
Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688214

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

One thing to remember is that if your marksdwarves are behind fortifications, there will be a blind spot extending out from the wall by a number tiles equal to the height of the structure. So install a moat or palisade to keep enemies at a bit of a distance.
by Yuri2356
Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688214

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

Same reason I make Rose gold. :D
by Yuri2356
Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 748295

Re: Doctor Who

I want to see more of them in the new one. I don't know. It was nice to see Sarah Jane but the old show started to go downhill when it bogged itself down in its continuity. It might be better just to have nods to old companions and stories rather than to bring back more older companions simply for ...
by Yuri2356
Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...
Replies: 223
Views: 22033

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

Also - Tentacles! tentacles.
by Yuri2356
Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302042

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

Chai Kovsky wrote:
Yuri2356 wrote:Also, I think 'hystery' would look nicer. Has the plus of sounding the same as the word it replaces.

I read that as "history of the uterus."

Exactly as planned.
by Yuri2356
Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302042

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

Also, yeah, I can understand that walkathon might be regarded as a travesty; I don't, but I understand some people do. But "walkathon" is not regarded as an insane act of futility by those moronic feminists, feminists who are CRAZY. It's just regarded as one of the stupid things people do...
by Yuri2356
Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's the average IQ of an atheist?
Replies: 157
Views: 21512

Re: What's the average IQ of an atheist?

berk wrote:After all, in the end, to put it bluntly... We don't know shit.

We know nothing -> Assume nothing until shown otherwise

Null hypothesis, I choose you!
by Yuri2356
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Can a videogame make you cry?
Replies: 157
Views: 18092

Re: Can a videogame make you cry?

Finding Buzz Buzz's grave in Earthbound.
Spoiler:
It exists in your mind. You're the only living thing who knows of his heroic deeds or tragic death.
by Yuri2356
Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302042

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

Quixotess wrote:Ze, hir, hirs

Happy birthday.

When the hell did we get those?
by Yuri2356
Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302042

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

And it used to be wermann and wifmann (or something similar, I'm not all up on the Old English language) for what we now use man and woman, with man simply being "Person", wif and wer defining the sex of said person. Why the hell aren't we still using that? I know, it's bullshit. I'd love...
by Yuri2356
Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 302042

Re: Feminism (split from 'nfessions)

sophyturtle wrote:My teacher went so far as to write "Herstory" instead of history on the board.

There's a rant and a half to aim at this. It starts in ancient Greece and ends in a seething pit of nerdrage.
by Yuri2356
Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 748295

Re: Doctor Who

It would be nice for him to cart around a companion who's a bit more exotic than a 21st century Londoner. Would give them less of a reason to set half their plots in Wales. Those of you who watched Old Who, enlighten the young'n...have his companions always been from then-modern-day Britain, or at ...
by Yuri2356
Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AI rebellion
Replies: 140
Views: 10298

Re: AI rebellion

hakadosh wrote:And NO! we are not machines..!! unless you are a fan of Rene Descarte's Ghost in the shell theory(which only says(implies) that our bodies are machines)..

Yes, we are. We're warm squishy piles of biological machinery. also secrets.
by Yuri2356
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688214

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

Also, for putting high-value doors into Noble's chambers, try to place them as internal doors. I think you can squeeze more value out of them that way.
by Yuri2356
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 748295

Re: Doctor Who

It would be nice for him to cart around a companion who's a bit more exotic than a 21st century Londoner. Would give them less of a reason to set half their plots in Wales.
by Yuri2356
Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688214

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

Yeah, I'm talking about the resulting chunk of stone, not the actual ore deposit. And for reference, magnetite is a gray tilde (~).
by Yuri2356
Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688214

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

Also, all ores appear as asterisks when mined. So you can tell at site weather you've hit something smeltable, or just a patch of oddly-coloured rocks.
by Yuri2356
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 688214

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

I find that high-value furniture is best kept around the fort to improve morale. I can fire off more than enough ordinary trade goods to consistently buy out caravans.
by Yuri2356
Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Logical and Ethical Shortcomings of the Pokémon Games...
Replies: 223
Views: 22033

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

Indon wrote:I would make a comment on the evolutionary dubiousness of being genetically extremely tasty, but this is a world with entire species which explode as a self-defense mechanism.

You know this species is on the verge of extinction, right?
by Yuri2356
Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: AI rebellion
Replies: 140
Views: 10298

Re: AI rebellion

She wrote:2. Did you ever read I robot? That movie is just... well, an ok action movie. But read the book if you haven't.
3. ???
4. Profit?

Have I finally got how this meme works, or should I keep practisng?

It needs to be a plan or procedure, not just any numbered list.

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