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by ConMan
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 35
Views: 10278

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

T'was a bit silly, but the whole concept is silly when you really think about it, so it's nice that they have fun with the ideas. Taika Waititi made "What We Do In The Shadows" which is the best vampire comedy film to come out of New Zealand, and he threw in a few nice antipodean reference...
by ConMan
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 54177

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 3 - The Times They Are a-Changelin'

As someone who is just a random member of the board, I find it surprising that I would possibly be jimbob's crush, but perhaps that's just the way it panned out (I dunno, maybe the love interests were picked randomly). Why do you think that jimbob autotargeted you? Maybe he selected you as his nigh...
by ConMan
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 54177

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 3 - The Times They Are a-Changelin'

Reposting to hopefully fix the horrible code mess that was my previous post: The only possibility I can see is from the flavour I was given. I am apparently in love with the major shareholder and need to visit him regularly. I got a heavy lovers vibe from it and did double check at the beginning of ...
by ConMan
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 54177

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 3 - The Times They Are a-Changelin'

The only possibility I can see is from the flavour I was given. I am apparently in love with the major shareholder and need to visit him regularly. I got a heavy lovers vibe from it and did double check at the beginning of the game I wasn't a lover. [quote="Madge]Jimbobmacdoodle was murdered i...
by ConMan
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 54177

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 3 - The Times They Are a-Changelin'

Yay for finally getting a scum, boo to me for being swayed by my own flawed logic. So assuming the 6-2-1 split, we're looking for Maven's scum buddy, and I know that as the only other person who was still voting for wam at the end of D2 I look like a fairly obvious, if clueless, option. I am open to...
by ConMan
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1934
Views: 548665

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

by ConMan
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32757
Views: 2557759

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Werewolf
Spoiler:
Just so we're perfectly clear, I have no idea what I'm doing.
by ConMan
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 54177

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 2 - Bâ Unbound

Hari makes a valid point, and I'm going to think about it (along with a few other things I have to think about at the moment). Also, just to be clear (since bessie noted that Mafia Bus Driver/Framer isn't the only way for the weird results to happen), when I said "something to mess with results...
by ConMan
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 54177

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 2 - Bâ Unbound

Thinking about things in terms of Occam's Razor, rather than trying to create a linear town-to-scum list, the following are the possibilities I can see in order of simplest to most complicated explanation: 1. Bessie and Maven are telling the truth, wam is lying. It only requires one liar, and it mea...
by ConMan
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 54177

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 2 - Bâ Unbound

Hari seems to have put in a lot of research time to find that role in order to justify bessie's odd-out result in wam's favor. Would seem to be a point against him iff Maven flips town. On the other hand, bessie has put up a fairly straight-forward explanation as to where the problem in her's and w...
by ConMan
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 54177

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 2 - Bâ Unbound

Damn, when did everyone get so good at providing content? I only have time for a few quick observations: 1. While I don't mind Hari Seldon's approach to scoring people's posts, I do find a lot of his point allocations somewhat arbitrary. I think jimbob or wam already pointed out that it's a neat way...
by ConMan
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 54177

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 1 - Let's Get This Party Started!

I still haven't read all the backlog of stuff, but I noticed I've come in with a couple of votes on my head already so I'll just say that while I don't know what kind of gambit somi was trying to pull, it seems a bit weird to me. In the interest of some openness, I'll also say that my ability is ess...
by ConMan
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:17 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Night 3 - Time to go, CEO
Replies: 407
Views: 54177

Re: Halloween Mafia - The Werewolf of Wall Street - Day 1 - Let's Get This Party Started!

Hey all, I will catch up on the thread soon. I've read my role so I know who I'm supposed to be.
by ConMan
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Structure of a Maths Lesson
Replies: 3
Views: 2874

Re: Structure of a Maths Lesson...

The biggest thing I took away had to do with homework. The presenter was arguing for a 2-4-2 homework process. 2 good questions about the lesson. That's usually enough for the students to find the problems with their thinking. Then 4 questions of spiral review. 1 from yesterday, 1 from last week, 1...
by ConMan
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7487
Views: 818639

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

The Werewolf of Wall Street https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/projects/404/c3dcd423909819.54eaffbeac9ca.jpg Being a werewolf in a man's world comes with some benefits - and some horrible downsides. Wolfington Investments is a stock trading firm with a rather... unique set of board members. They...
by ConMan
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1934
Views: 548665

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

by ConMan
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Are Subs Better than Dubs?
Replies: 23
Views: 7609

Re: Why Are Subs Better than Dubs?

I think most of the main points have been hit already, but my thoughts: 1. It's possible for a bad dub to ruin an otherwise good show, but it's extremely unlikely for a good dub to rescue a bad show ( Ghost Stories and Samurai Pizza Cats both did it basically by turning the show into a parody of its...
by ConMan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 622
Views: 128229

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Eh, I'm not actually that excited by the discovery at this point. It seems fairly natural that if there's some kind of structure to the universe there needs to be something underpinning it that helps that structure stay what it is. It's probably like other phenomena where "the current laws of p...
by ConMan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Foolish question debunked. Move on, nothing to see.
Replies: 80
Views: 14192

Re: Does the Banach–Tarski Paradox prove that you can't see the edge of the universe?

Eebster the Great wrote:
ConMan wrote:B-T is about breaking a thing up into an infinite number of pieces and moving them around to get a strange result.

Not an infinite number of pieces. Five pieces.

Sorry, you're right. Five pieces, but not particularly obviously shaped ones.
by ConMan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Foolish question debunked. Move on, nothing to see.
Replies: 80
Views: 14192

Re: Does the Banach–Tarski Paradox prove that you can't see the edge of the universe?

B-T is about breaking a thing up into an infinite number of pieces and moving them around to get a strange result. It doesn't prove anything about seeing the edge of the universe any more than Zeno's paradoxes prove that the existence of space and time are impossible and you can't actually finish a ...
by ConMan
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Podcast Recommendation Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 7892

Re: Podcast Recommendation Thread

To pick out some of the less niche ones (ha) that I listen to: No Such Thing As A Fish - a team of the "QI Elves" (researchers for the BBC show QI) pick the best facts they learned in the past week and discuss them and related topics. Dragon Friends - A group of Australian comedians with n...
by ConMan
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32757
Views: 2557759

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Madge wrote:I'm going to be in Melbourne from the ~5th-9th of August so I'm not sure if that would be appropriate for the game, hence replacement-signing-up (since with replacements beggars can't be choosers...)

I'll be there 7th & 8th, so I'll wave hi!
by ConMan
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 12537

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)

So for reference, the alternative set-up I was thinking of changes the Gambler out in favour of the Hot Potato - a grey card, that always loses, but any time you share with them you exchange roles (people in the same room know you swapped, but don't know which of you is which). It *can* lead to game...
by ConMan
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 12537

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (sign-up v2)

Thank you GoP. mpolo is the Sniper. He has declared his target in PM as heuristically_alone. Final results: BoomFrog was the Bomber, and Madge was the President. President is in the same room as the Bomber, therefore Red Team (BoomFrog) wins and Blue Team (Madge) loses. Gopher of Pern correctly iden...
by ConMan
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 12537

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (sign-up v2)

Final room memberships:

Room A:
BoomFrog
Madge
mpolo

Room B:
Gopher of Pern
bessie
heuristically_alone

Gopher of Pern is the Gambler. Please state which team you believe won.
by ConMan
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 3 Room A
Replies: 23
Views: 8875

Re: 2R1B1B Round 3 Room A

Sorry for the delay - I fell a bit ill on Friday and took the whole weekend to recover. The game is now over. heuristically_alone was the final hostage from Room A, and mpolo was the final hostage from Room B. Final deliberations will be posted in the central thread shortly.
by ConMan
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 3 Room B
Replies: 23
Views: 9038

Re: 2R1B1B Round 3 Room B

Sorry for the delay - I fell a bit ill on Friday and took the whole weekend to recover. The game is now over. heuristically_alone was the final hostage from Room A, and mpolo was the final hostage from Room B. Final deliberations will be posted in the central thread shortly.
by ConMan
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:17 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 3 Room B
Replies: 23
Views: 9038

Re: 2R1B1B Round 3 Room B

bessie wrote:Enough.

ConMan, you have the player lists in the first post reversed.

Just the headers, but they're fixed now.
by ConMan
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 3 Room A
Replies: 23
Views: 8875

Re: 2R1B1B Round 3 Room A

The round has begun, and will end in 95 hours, unless otherwise noted.
by ConMan
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 3 Room B
Replies: 23
Views: 9038

Re: 2R1B1B Round 3 Room B

The round has begun, and will end in 95 hours, unless otherwise noted.
by ConMan
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 3 Room B
Replies: 23
Views: 9038

Re: 2R1B1B Round 3 Room B

GoP's post above was a premature start to the round, and he has edited it to remove its content with mod approval.
by ConMan
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 3 Room B
Replies: 23
Views: 9038

2R1B1B Round 3 Room B

This is a game thread for Two Rooms, One Boom And A Bang. Game info is here . Please post in this thread only if you are listed as being in this room, and only for the duration of Round 3, starting at 12:00 AM Thursday, July 13 UTC. If you are in this room, do not read the thread for the other room...
by ConMan
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 3 Room A
Replies: 23
Views: 8875

2R1B1B Round 3 Room A

This is a game thread for Two Rooms, One Boom And A Bang. Game info is here . Please post in this thread only if you are listed as being in this room, and only for the duration of Round 3, starting at 12:00 AM Thursday, July 13 UTC. If you are in this room, do not read the thread for the other room...
by ConMan
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 2 Room B
Replies: 28
Views: 9869

Re: 2R1B1B Round 2 Room B

This round has ended. Bessie has been sent back to Room B, and heuristically_alone has been sent back to Room A. The final round will begin shortly.
by ConMan
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 2 Room A
Replies: 16
Views: 8413

Re: 2R1B1B Round 2 Room A

This round has ended. Bessie has been sent back to Room B, and heuristically_alone has been sent back to Room A. The final round will begin shortly.
by ConMan
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 2 Room B
Replies: 28
Views: 9869

Re: 2R1B1B Round 2 Room B

Room A are requesting that this round be ended early. Please let me know if you are in favour of this.
by ConMan
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 2 Room A
Replies: 16
Views: 8413

Re: 2R1B1B Round 2 Room A

I will let the other room know there has been a request for early round end.

Also, I have noted the named hostage.
by ConMan
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 808317

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I really liked Kobayashi. I am also following Re:creators (I may have mentioned this before). The direction it is taking is a bit weird, but so far they have managed to make everything interesting. I was worried that it would wind up being a dumb action show with a neat premise, but it looks like t...
by ConMan
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 808317

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I attended a convention recently. As far as I can tell, the biggest anime right now seemed to be Little Witch Academia on Netflix, and Kobayashi's Dragon Maid. I don't have Netflix (or Prime for that matter). Just Crunchyroll. I've seen a bit of Kobayashi's Dragon Maid and its... surprisingly decen...
by ConMan
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 808317

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

If you're one of the 3 other people who have an Amazon Prime subscription (actually, that might be up to 10 because American Gods is pretty damn good now), then last season brought Re:Creators which is one of the most meta things I've ever watched, and which is continuing this season. They've also g...

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