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by setzer777
Fri May 30, 2014 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 49491

Re: Isla Vista shooting

But I wasn't asking about shooting deaths. I mean the phenomenon where a disaffected person just straight up murders a bunch of strangers or semi-strangers for no obvious ideological or self-interested purpose. I get that lots of people kill for power, or as an attempt to exterminate a group/ethnici...
by setzer777
Fri May 30, 2014 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 590
Views: 151673

Re: Hearthstone

Ragnaros is the legendary that most consistently gives me trouble. Too bad I don't have one. Of the legendaries I do own, I think Grom and Tirion are my favorites. I don't play Paladin that often, but he's amazing in terms of trades. I also had a great arena run where I drafted Onyxia and Deathwing ...
by setzer777
Fri May 30, 2014 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 49491

Re: Isla Vista shooting

Yeah, Texas definitely has a ton of flat mostly unpopulated land, but I didn't realize so much of the country did.
by setzer777
Fri May 30, 2014 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 49491

Re: Isla Vista shooting

The US population is about 5 times that of the UK. It certainly seems like you folk get through more than 5 times as many school shootings as we do spree killings total but I'm not sure how much of that's reporting. I'm having trouble finding definitive numbers to put on that though. Wow, I didn't ...
by setzer777
Fri May 30, 2014 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 49491

Re: Isla Vista shooting

The Onion had a surprisingly scathing headline about this.

I was hoping someone better at evaluating statistics could answer this: is the US far worse (proportional to its population) than other developed nations when it comes to individuals committing mass killings?
by setzer777
Fri May 30, 2014 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Your video game ideas
Replies: 73
Views: 29215

Re: Your video game ideas

* Name: Let's say "League of The Ancients" (LoTA) * Genre(s): MOBA * Influences: League of Legends, and an early DoTA clone called "Tides of Blood" * Principles: Start with the standard 3-lane 5v5 MOBA template, but surround the lane towers with miniature bases managed by the pla...
by setzer777
Wed May 21, 2014 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 590
Views: 151673

Re: Hearthstone

I dunno, I like that with Greenskin once you play him you get the weapon benefit, even if the opponent immediately kills him. One thing I'm trying to focus more on is not making minion trades the opponent is probably going to make the next turn anyway, and instead knocking off some of their life. Ob...
by setzer777
Mon May 19, 2014 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 590
Views: 151673

Re: Hearthstone

Yeah, though it can run into trouble when you face decks with absurd card draw, like hunters with the buzzard + snakes + hounds.
by setzer777
Mon May 19, 2014 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 590
Views: 151673

Re: Hearthstone

Mage aoe damage can devastate aggro decks that rely on fast low-health creatures to kill the opponent quickly. The nice thing about mage is that every time you kill at least two minions with one spell, you've given yourself card advantage.
by setzer777
Mon May 19, 2014 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 590
Views: 151673

Re: Hearthstone

Heh, I have the opposite problem with dust. I can't seem to make myself save it - keep spending it all on uncommons and rares, even though I'm way more likely to get those in packs. I've been doing really shitty on Arena (and sometimes I get frustrated after a quick loss and buy another ticket with ...
by setzer777
Mon May 05, 2014 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 244590

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

I suppose the support summons were useful, the offensive summons were so slow that the fast casting ability was mandatory unless you wanted enemies moving out of the way half the time. With knights I'd usually just grab the shield and heavy armor abilities and put those on other classes. Their activ...
by setzer777
Mon May 05, 2014 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 244590

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

Just out of curiosity, which jobs would you consider useful in Bravely Default, and which would you consider useful in FFT (as main class or secondary skill, not counting support abilities) ? To my recollection (setting aside special classes, dark knight, and calculator), the only useful classes in ...
by setzer777
Mon May 05, 2014 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 244590

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

I think the main use of a lot of the BP costing skills is to use them as your fourth attack after defaulting. Of course the recovery is longer, but if you're trying to do as much damage while under a temporary buff it can be worth it.
by setzer777
Mon May 05, 2014 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 244590

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

Spell Fencer plus jump lets you hit 9999 pretty early in the game against enemies with weaknesses (I've also read that you can stack elemental weaknesses with Ranger abilities for huge damage multipliers). With a performer feeding them BP a templar can keep rampart up on everyone almost constantly. ...
by setzer777
Sun May 04, 2014 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.
Replies: 1158
Views: 244590

Re: Final Fantasy Omnithread - All FF, all the time.

Zcorp: Having gotten further in Bravely Default (nearing the end of the first world), I'm not sure I agree with you about the lack of viable jobs. Ninja, Pirate, Spiritmaster, Templar, Performer, Salvemaker, Spell Fencer, Thief, and Valkyrie all seem to have very useful abilities in their skillset. ...
by setzer777
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is Existence?
Replies: 123
Views: 32603

Re: What is Existence?

It seems bizarre to ascribe causality to abstracts. Especially when combined with your assertion that there can be no initial cause. Does that mean that logic has a cause? The truth that everything has a cause has a cause?
by setzer777
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Yes, we've collectively tried being nice for decades, and we've been walked all over in return. I personally tried it for years; it got me nowhere. People like there to be a nice fluffy liberal group they can negotiate with once their oppressive position becomes untenable, sure, it means they don't...
by setzer777
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

I concede that it's not the fault of the Irish. Suppose, however, that by delaying their rights for 12 years, these problems could have been avoided? That would still be the superior decision. Things are already really bad for trans people. If they get much worse, there's only so many things that c...
by setzer777
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Doesn't that imply that acceptance is a necessary but not sufficient condition for the less powerful to achieve a goal?

Outside of acceptance, what would possibly motivate the powerful to expend time/effort/money on improving the lot of the comparatively powerless?
by setzer777
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

"More important" always has to be qualified with "more important to who". I'd wager a large number of people care more about their own ability to get married than some other person's ability to find work or not be abused. Just like I care more about my own petty conveniences than...
by setzer777
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Let's separate out two things: 1. Some trans people are pissed at cis LGB people for fucking them over and generally not giving a shit about them except as another letter to add to their label. These people naturally don't feel terribly inclined to support LGB issues. 2. People in general shouldn't ...
by setzer777
Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is Existence?
Replies: 123
Views: 32603

Re: What is Existence?

How do you reconcile that view with relativity and the fact that the passage of time is demonstrably affected by things like gravity and velocity?
by setzer777
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Something I don't get - suppose one grants that federal gay marriage is detrimental to trans rights, and therefore "immoral". How does the success of a certain movement being immoral translate into specific actions being immoral? Anyone supporting gay marriage is immoral? Anyone not opposi...
by setzer777
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is Existence?
Replies: 123
Views: 32603

Re: What is Existence?

It sounds like you are assuming that whenever one thing is necessary for another, there must be a timelike interval separating the two things. This is not necessarily true. Suppose that logic is true at every possible moment of time, and suppose that time can only exist if logic is true. It doesn't ...
by setzer777
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Then stop being a belligerent piece of shit. pot-kettle-black.jpg And all we're back to is your insistence that one person is obligated to help you because a second person with similar traits said to you that they (the second person) would help you. If we're going by consequentialism then obligatio...
by setzer777
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

I like how an ongoing genocide still doesn't qualify as "worst case scenario", like we should be happy that it's not an attempt at complete physical destruction of every trans person or something. Azrael was specifically talking about places where gay marriage was legalised but the genoci...
by setzer777
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Of course it's not like there's a council of LG people that gets to decide the acronym. Anecdotally, lots of people don't really care for the alphabet soup expansion of the label. In any case, T-Form seems to be going beyond the label issue by saying that every major advance of LG rights has been as...
by setzer777
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Of course that still doesn't support Brace's assertion that gay marriage becoming legal is immoral because holocaust.
by setzer777
Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is Existence?
Replies: 123
Views: 32603

Re: Part II of a video series on the nature of reality

Since the Abstract is unchanging, it is perfectly timeless. No matter what the ultimate fate of our physical Universe is, the Abstract will remain untouched and unchanged forever, shining out as the soul and sole fabric of reality, giving rise to new Universes and lives and feelings again and again...
by setzer777
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

The "battles we can win"/"don't worry, you're next" stuff is pretty much a mix of lying to us so they can get away with what they're doing, and lying to themselves because their self-image relies on the idea that they are good and progressive people (and they generally have at l...
by setzer777
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hypothetical Non-Monogamous Marriage Laws
Replies: 38
Views: 14054

Re: Hypothetical Non-Monogamous Marriage Laws

aoeu wrote:Islam does not have "vetoing", but they also don't have the Western concept of property being shared in marriage.


Doesn't Islamic polygamy traditionally have some sort of (official or unofficial) seniority system in place?
by setzer777
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

Oh, yeah, "het" definitely rolls off the tongue better than "hetero".
by setzer777
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

For some reason "I pick battles I think I'll win" isn't considered a polite or acceptable response to a lot of people. In my experience it's actually pretty much the standard liberal response whenever trans women object to being repeatedly fucked over by the cisgays (and it's a general pa...
by setzer777
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

"Oppressed" gays are potential political capital. "Liberated" gays represent not only the death of a substantial portion of very limited existing trans political capital, but the growth of opposition. Therefore, the reason it's immoral for gays to marry is because it's immoral t...
by setzer777
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

For some reason "I pick battles I think I'll win" isn't considered a polite or acceptable response to a lot of people. It comes up an awful lot in politics, though. Was this a public or private forum? Because you might get a different answer if it's just you vs the cameras. Oh, absolutely...
by setzer777
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gay Activism & Trans Rights
Replies: 335
Views: 46000

Re: Brendan Eich steps down as Mozilla CEO

For some reason "I pick battles I think I'll win" isn't considered a polite or acceptable response to a lot of people.
by setzer777
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hypothetical Non-Monogamous Marriage Laws
Replies: 38
Views: 14054

Re: Hypothetical Non-Monogamous Marriage Laws

This problem mostly goes away if you don't give out special benefits for married folks. I dunno, I still think it makes sense to have spouses as defaults for things like power of attorney, inheritance, benefits, etc. when a person doesn't otherwise specify. Bar the first, those are all special bene...
by setzer777
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hypothetical Non-Monogamous Marriage Laws
Replies: 38
Views: 14054

Re: Hypothetical Non-Monogamous Marriage Laws

Tyndmyr wrote:This problem mostly goes away if you don't give out special benefits for married folks.


I dunno, I still think it makes sense to have spouses as defaults for things like power of attorney, inheritance, benefits, etc. when a person doesn't otherwise specify.
by setzer777
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
Replies: 146
Views: 45007

Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

They could have unlimited stacks, but only if artillery get to hit EVERYTHING in a stack Wasn't this how artillery worked in Civ 4? And in SMAC, if you won a battle, everyone in the defending stack took collateral damage, which was a pretty good inducement to not stack too high. SMAC also had the i...
by setzer777
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Hypothetical Non-Monogamous Marriage Laws
Replies: 38
Views: 14054

Hypothetical Non-Monogamous Marriage Laws

I hope I'm not piling up too much on the marriage-thread pile, but this doesn't seem to fit the others. A lot of speculation about non-monogamous marriage has to do with financial benefits and how to divide them. I'm wondering about a related question: should marriage only be the business of the two...

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