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by Negated
Fri May 25, 2012 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 397805

Re: Diablo III

In D2 armor defence reduces your chance of getting hit by physical attacks. Resist and chance to block were so much more important as defence in PvM. In D3, to the best of my knowledge, resist and armor work in the same way - both reducing damage by X%. Armor is for physical attacks and resist is fo...
by Negated
Thu May 24, 2012 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 397805

Re: Diablo III

I don't understand how explaining what each ability does, or allowing players more freedom in allocating skills would scare away casual gamers. It does not scare away casual gamers. Blizzard made a stupid decision there. I think we can all agree that elective mode and advanced tooltips should be th...
by Negated
Thu May 24, 2012 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 397805

Re: Diablo III

How do you manage your mana with such a build? :shock:
by Negated
Wed May 23, 2012 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 397805

Re: Diablo III

But for single target I can't find anything better than Poison Dart (Splinter). Haunt and Spirit Barrage are impressive. The Garguatan is decent, but mostly as a distraction . This I cannot disagree with more; the garg is crazily impressive, both as a meat shield and as a damage dealer. Link your b...
by Negated
Wed May 23, 2012 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 397805

Re: Diablo III

I am in NM Act 2 with Witch Doctor. It is the only class I have played so it's hard to compare with other classes. IMO it is not really underpowered, but Soul Harvest boost is needed for good damage output (which sucks if Boss has no minions). The AOE spells are quite strong and spammable. But for s...
by Negated
Thu May 03, 2012 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 210836

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I guess the number includes the changes before season began. Inter alone changed from Leonardo to Gasperini to Ranieri and finally to Stramasomething within the last year.
by Negated
Tue May 01, 2012 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 210836

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Roy Hodgson takes over England. Winning the Euro2012 tournament is a distant dream. But at least expectations are low this time.
by Negated
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 210836

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Man Utd was shockingly poor. I don't think Joe Hart had a save to make the entire game.

Man City still have to play Newcastle away though. The title race is not over.
by Negated
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 210836

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Di Matteo might have instructed Torres to do exactly that, since Barca were pouring forward and leaving large gaps at the back. If he was defending Dani Alves, he would not be in position to break through the center and score.
by Negated
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 210836

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

He definitely raised his knee into Alexis Sanchez's back for no apparent reason. It looked deliberate. I have no idea what he was thinking.
by Negated
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 210836

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

The better game was the one that gave more chances, more opportunity to score, and more control of the play. That's a very narrow definition that favours possession football over every other kind of play style. While it is fair to say Chelsea did not play better than Barca as they had luck on their...
by Negated
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 210836

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Because it has nothing to do with anything. Drogba faked injuries regularly to slow the game down and let Chelsea rest after chasing the ball. He was even carded for it eventually. No one on the Barcelona team did anything like it. And you compare that to shirt pulling? It's quite sad if that's the...
by Negated
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 210836

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

It's always very frustrating to watch a team drag down a better one. Some of Chelsea were really great, Drogba when he was on his feet, Cahill especially. But it was 11 men behind the ball and hope desperately that Barca's efforts didn't go in. Chelsea don't deserve to win a match if their strategy...
by Negated
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 210836

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Last time I checked, directness means taking the ball forward to dangerous position in a few touches. Barca typically takes like 30 touches just to get the ball near the penalty area. A cross-field ball to the wing has absolutely nothing to do with how direct a team is. Barca is certainly not a team...
by Negated
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 210836

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

"Better" is a very subjective term though. The statistics you mention only deal with the part of the game when the team has the ball. It says nothing about how a team defend without the ball, as Chelsea did for much of the game. Possession and number of passes and pass accuracy are decepti...
by Negated
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 210836

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I guess we won't be hearing the "EPL is the best" talk for a while.
by Negated
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Possible Election Fraud in Canada
Replies: 12
Views: 2116

Re: Possible Election Fraud in Canada

When I first heard the news, my first thought was "hey that sounds like something Harper would do." I don't think the investigation will prove Harper himself involving in the scheme. He is certain to proclaim his innocence and unawareness of the matter. He is also intelligent enough to sta...
by Negated
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 311072

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

I am not sure how badly Romney will be hurt by the effective tax rate for him. There is a lower tax rate for investment gain than the higher salary incomes. He paid his taxes according to the tax code. The rich are still widely admired by Americans, whom in general are more tolerant of income inequa...
by Negated
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smaller US military (yay!)
Replies: 114
Views: 12962

Re: Smaller US military (yay!)

I dont see the problem with having a strong military. Yeah I'm sure there are a lot of things that need attention but it doesn't always have to be at the cost of something you just don't agree with. Spending less than previously planned will not turn US military weak. It is still by far the stronge...
by Negated
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies
Replies: 205
Views: 22434

Re: N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies

The starvation thing is interesting. North Korea achieves better outcomes for women and children than countries like India and Pakistan, and certainly better than many African states. Yes it receives Western aid, but so do these other countries. Indexes are biased, sure, but I'm suggesting an unrea...
by Negated
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies
Replies: 205
Views: 22434

Re: N Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies

The military threat to NK is exaggerated. Japan has no offensive capability, as guaranteed by its constitution and internal politic; China and SK-US military balance each others, and both sides would never invade unless provoked. All these countries use it's military as a diplomatic tool, not as an...
by Negated
Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Super Committee Fails to Agree
Replies: 60
Views: 6327

Re: US Super Committee Fails to Agree

Well, this confirms the fact that the Congress has become dysfunctional.
by Negated
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: IAEA report on Iranian nuclear weapon development
Replies: 285
Views: 23013

Re: IAEA report on Iranian nuclear weapon development

Youre right, except about the decade bit. Thing is that Israel cannot take the risk that Iran won't use them. Therefore Israel must stop them from acquiring them. But Israel and Israel's allies have lots of nuclear weapons and Iran doesn't have nuclear weapons. So, right now, the main risk is Iran ...
by Negated
Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: IAEA report on Iranian nuclear weapon development
Replies: 285
Views: 23013

Re: IAEA report on Iranian nuclear weapon development

I for one don't really understand what is the argument about. I don't think anyone here wants to see Iran getting nukes in its arsenal. I doubt Iran will ship nukes to Hezbollah or Hamas. I doubt Iran will nuke Israel at first chance like sourmilk insists. But once Iran has nukes, it gains a very st...
by Negated
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 311072

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

I think it's fair to ask whether GWB would have survived this ganlet of debates. I suspect he would have -- he is well known for his amusing malapropisms and was on the campaign trail but I never got the sense that he didn't have command of the basic facts like I'm getting from Perry. I hope people...
by Negated
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 565044

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

So Israel should have control over everything in Palestine, no matter how unrelated to Israeli security? :shock: I don't even know where to begin... Because every world heritage in Palestine is a potential missile launching platform, or God forbid, a long-forgotten ancient weapon that will bring do...
by Negated
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Libya's Protests and Civil War
Replies: 540
Views: 53155

Re: Libya's Protests and Civil War

I think Lucrene was refering to human right abuses by the NTC side. There were some reports of that. The blacks were especially threatened because the rebels suspected them (or their kin) to be Gaddafi's mercs. Still, his/her arguments are utterly detached from reality.
by Negated
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Libya's Protests and Civil War
Replies: 540
Views: 53155

Re: Libya's Protests and Civil War

Yeah, don't get involved if you can't keep the people you arm in accordance to human rights mandates. If you don't want to get "dirty" with imposing your cultural beliefs concerning human rights on people you're arming and killing for, then don't go giving the means that will certainly le...
by Negated
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Just married!
Replies: 65
Views: 7658

Re: Just married!

Congrats :)
by Negated
Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama sending troops to Africa
Replies: 28
Views: 3298

Re: Obama sending troops to Africa

US gov't did keep their promise of not sending ground troops into Libya and took a backseat for the most part. There is no reason to believe Obama would spend significant resources in Uganda this time.
by Negated
Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 565044

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

This would be true if Israel were moving Jews into Palestinian territory. They weren't. I appreciate that you've found that document though. If we're defining it per document though, then as article 49 of the geneva convention gives no adequate definition of population transfer, I can only say that...
by Negated
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 565044

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

I took a closer look at the document. It is a report on human rights of population transfer. The document is not a legal document. In no way does it define the meaning of words in the Geneva Convention. What the word "transfer" imply in the report applies only to the report. I see no point...
by Negated
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 565044

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

I will focus on this one point on "population transfer", since this is about the only point still worth typing about You quoted only part of what the document said. Here is the full text of the first quote: 15. The term "transfer" implies purpose in the act of moving a population...
by Negated
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 565044

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Although Palestine is not yet a state formally recognized by UN, the West Bank has long been set to be the land of the state. Its exact borders will be determined through negotiations. But while negotiations stalled, Israel has continuously pushed for more settlements and expanded the area occupied...
by Negated
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)
Replies: 195
Views: 22307

Re: Why men are in trouble (CNN Op-Ed)

Male nurses, in my anecdotal experience, are usually humiliated by their peers, and no one likes to remain in or join a profession where they are consistently humiliated. When you say "peers" do you mean other male nurses or their non-nurse friends? Granted, the latter would still elicit ...
by Negated
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 565044

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

I just don't quite see the relevance of pointing out the land is not recognized as the Palestinians, because "occupied territory" status means it doesn't legally belong to anyone (aside from individual landowners, of course). It's just under military control of the occupying power. To &qu...
by Negated
Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 565044

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

Sorry, I confused your arguments. I don't see what I'm so worthy of ridicule because of that. And since when is the UN an expert authority on interpreting international law? Given the fact that, to my knowledge, you don't need to be a lawyer to vote on a resolution, what we have here is a collectio...
by Negated
Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 565044

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

From wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_bank#Legal_status The United Nations Security Council, the United Nations General Assembly, the United States, the EU, the International Court of Justice, and the International Committee of the Red Cross refer to it as Palestinian territory occupied ...
by Negated
Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 565044

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

IANAL, but I recall the current status of West Bank and Gaza is "occupied territory", a legacy of the war in 1967. Under international law, settling civilians in occupied territory is illegal. Israel contests that the defensive nature of the war gave them the rights to occupy Eastern Jerus...
by Negated
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 565044

Re: Israel/Palestine discussion

About the new 'settlements'. They're in Gilo. That's as far inside the consensus on what will remain Israeli as its possible to get. To paint the expansion of the neighborhood as a barrier to peace is absurd. If building beyond your border, which is a violation of international law, is not another ...

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