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by LaserGuy
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3625
Views: 228550

Re: Trump presidency

Sessions has recused himself from the Russia investigations on advice from staff within the department. He categorically denies having lied to the Senate Committee, but does allow that it would be inappropriate for him to participate in the investigation given that he was involved in the campaign.
by LaserGuy
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3137
Views: 369155

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Adultery is still a crime? Or does that have some different meaning in the armed forces?
by LaserGuy
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38453

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 1 (Tristram Awakens)

Speaking of Znirk, I doubt he's a survivor. From experience, they tend to explicitly claim as such when they claim indie. That generally isn't the case for other indies this early - claiming jester or lyncher for example isn't going to happen. I think he is likely indie, but whether an anti-town on...
by LaserGuy
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Escape the Frictionless Circle
Replies: 156
Views: 31012

Re: Escape the Frictionless Circle

I think the first response is probably basically right. You just need to fall over. Wrap the rope around yourself until you have a taut line connecting you and the block. You should have a large angle connecting the little block to your torso... your collective centre of mass, then, must be somewhat...
by LaserGuy
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help with a 9 Variable Equation
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Re: Help with a 9 Variable Equation

Maybe I should rephrase my question. If I wanted to maximize H, should I double S or triple A. I'll start with my equation H = (d + 1)c, where c is proportional to S, and d is proportional to A. If 0 < d < 1/3, then (3d + 1) < 2. So doubling S is better. If d > 1/3, then 3d+1 > 2, so you're better ...
by LaserGuy
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38453

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 1 (Tristram Awakens)

Can't comment much on the spec of the game... just don't know enough about mafia to be able to intuit how the roles work together, so most of that discussion I'm just making note of for reference later. In terms of commentary so far, the most interesting to me are: ahippo: Makes early claim of being...
by LaserGuy
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 29910
Views: 1832785

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Diablo: Okay, I'm a bit confused. The only read that I actually get from anybody that's substantial is from dimochka, who is the mod, which isn't much help. Except that I know he's lying. Or at least, being very misleading. I am the Butcher, mafia, with a proper mafia power (stro...
by LaserGuy
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38453

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 1 (Tristram Awakens)

bessie wrote:Why do you think Diablo is in the game? Does it make flavor sense?


Diablo is the final boss of the original game. IIRC, he is trapped inside an amulet, and anyone who wears the amulet becomes possessed by Diablo and eventually he can use their body as a host for his mortal form.
by LaserGuy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38453

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 1 (Tristram Awakens)

Looking at the flavor text and cross-referencing with the Diablo wiki, all of the named characters are from the game with the exceptions of the deceased Ogden's wife and the unnamed "well-spoken Bard". Bard (along with Barbarian) is apparently a hidden playable class in the expansion versi...
by LaserGuy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3625
Views: 228550

Re: Trump presidency

Is the chart reflecting the views of GOP voters vs. Trump? Because a lot of things marked as somewhat abnormal (complaining about voter fraud, criticizing "activist" judges, etc.) is fairly standard fare for the GOP.
by LaserGuy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38453

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 1 (Tristram Awakens)

Hi everyone! For myself, I am a mafia newbie. I've followed the last few games pretty closely, and have gone back and read through some older ones. I played the original Diablo game... maybe 10 years ago? Haven't played the sequels at all. I don't remember much of the game beyond that there's the to...
by LaserGuy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38453

Re: Diablo Mafia - Pregame

Confirm.
by LaserGuy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 3869
Views: 417647

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

My Internet has been slow recently. Turns out it was because my router was actually a sleeping monkey.
by LaserGuy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3625
Views: 228550

Re: Trump presidency

Trump on healthcare: It’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated. Nobody except for... everyone who has ever had to deal with the system before, I guess.
by LaserGuy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help with a 9 Variable Equation
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Re: Help with a 9 Variable Equation

I don't think you need calculus for this, unless I'm grossly misunderstanding what you're trying to do here. Would you be differentiating or integrating? Why? The short answer is that H is not directly proportional to A, P, D, or L. If you have some information about the size of H, you can make some...
by LaserGuy
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: real RTS decision-based idea
Replies: 8
Views: 2052

Re: real RTS decision-based idea

I think the genre of games you're talking about are often called "god games", with the canonical example being the Populous series--basically, an RTS where all of the individual units are AI controlled, and you give them high-level objectives to complete in whatever way they feel makes sen...
by LaserGuy
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 3869
Views: 417647

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

A sandwich is like the sun in that both taste good with mustard.
by LaserGuy
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3625
Views: 228550

Re: Trump presidency

Somebody had good fun trolling Trump's keynote speech at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) by handing out a bazillion Russian flags with "TRUMP" across them. The crowds dutifully waved them until organizers were able to confiscate them.
by LaserGuy
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 3869
Views: 417647

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

Three is a perfectly reasonable approximation for pi. I don't know what the big deal is about the rest of the digits.
by LaserGuy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 3869
Views: 417647

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

Software piracy makes Jabba the Hutt cry.
by LaserGuy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14040
Views: 1925963

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Golden retriever saves man, two boys, trapped in collapsed snow fort
by LaserGuy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 3869
Views: 417647

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

Donald Trump is Jesus.
by LaserGuy
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6555060

Re: Random natterings

Have you seen how much a scientific calculator costs these days? I'm intending to use mine 'till the day I die. relevant: https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/1996.png +1 internets for lame jokes. SMBC did it better: http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20120416.gif
by LaserGuy
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3625
Views: 228550

Re: Trump presidency

House Republicans have unveiled their current plan to repeal the ACA.
by LaserGuy
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2562
Views: 411250

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

I picked up Life is Strange Episode 1 for free the other day on Steam. Kind of wondering why I've never heard of this game before... I'm extremely impressed so far. Whole series is on for $22, which I expect I'll probably grab as well.
by LaserGuy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3625
Views: 228550

Re: Trump presidency

I'm saying the left doesn't have a monopoly on the desire to suppress speech they don't agree with. I guess I'm confused then because your statement doesn't really contradict mine. But yeah, noted. I was responding to this, where you claim that disagreeing with "the left" results in peopl...
by LaserGuy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3625
Views: 228550

Re: Trump presidency

Another point: the shit that Peter Thiel has gotten from his peers speaking for and financially supporting Trump. True, people have the "right" to react to speech in any way they want to. But the current culture of the left has a "chilling effect" on legitimate free speech. If y...
by LaserGuy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7189
Views: 624369

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Diablo - The Lord of Terror Mafia Image Since the Beginning, the forces of Light and Darkness have engaged in an eternal war: The Great Conflict, whose victor will rise from the apocalyptic ashes to hold sway over all creation. To this end, the Angels of the High Heavens adhere to strict militaristi...
by LaserGuy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3625
Views: 228550

Re: Trump presidency

http://blog.samaltman.com/what-i-heard-from-trump-supporters Its important to understand the side of Trump supporters. “He is anti-abortion.” Note: This sentiment came up a lot. A number of people I spoke to said they didn’t care about anything else he did and would always vote for whichever candid...
by LaserGuy
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 29910
Views: 1832785

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

re: WoT 2 (question for jimbob):

Spoiler:
What does the "strong leader" criteria actually mean in practice? Does it have to be Siuan/Elaida? Or can it be any non-black Sister? Or are specific people marked as "strong leaders" somehow?
by LaserGuy
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 29910
Views: 1832785

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

WoT 2: About ter'angreal vs. angreal (flavor spoiler) Angreal and sa'angreal are objects that enhance that Power that you already possess--power multipliers, with the latter much stronger than the former. Say, an angreal might give a 2-10 times boost in your Power, whereas a sa'angreal might...
by LaserGuy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Housing discussion from ION
Replies: 58
Views: 6123

Re: Housing discussion from ION

You've already established that land usage is dictated by the whims of your neighbors, not by individual ownership. Your personal views about what you might or might not want to do with your land are therefore irrelevant. Why do you call them "whims"? This suggests opinions which are arri...
by LaserGuy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Housing discussion from ION
Replies: 58
Views: 6123

Re: Housing discussion from ION

If people want to have their monstrously inefficient single-family homes... Irrespective of the rest of the paragraph, you are implying that there is something morally wrong with being "inefficient" in terms of the use of land that you own. I take exeption to that. People who own land (or...
by LaserGuy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Housing discussion from ION
Replies: 58
Views: 6123

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Ah, so you don't believe in private property rights. Property ownership is an artificial social construct. The rights afforded to property owners can therefore be whatever society decides. Your land isn't being touched. Land is something that can be profoundly altered without touching it. That's th...
by LaserGuy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Housing discussion from ION
Replies: 58
Views: 6123

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

This is why there's a housing shortage. Translation: there's a housing shortage because people who own land don't want it destroyed so that a ghetto can be built next door. Your land isn't being touched. If you don't want the land next to you to be built into something you don't like, then buy it y...
by LaserGuy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Housing discussion from ION
Replies: 58
Views: 6123

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Yes. I participated in one some time ago. There was a developer that wanted to put a sea of condos in the last piece of pristine land my town had, pretty much destroying the feel of the neighborhood. The developer owned the land, but it wasn't zoned for what he wanted, so he tried to put one over o...
by LaserGuy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence
Replies: 45
Views: 6594

Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Quantum theory: How to make a second year university student cry within their first week of class. Electromagnetism: How to make a third year university student cry within their first week of class. General relativity: How to make a fourth year university student cry within their first week of class...
by LaserGuy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 29910
Views: 1832785

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Wheel of Time 2: The game's still in the balance, but things are definitely favouring Elaida's (SirG's) faction now. It has 3 members - SirG, mpolo, and dimochka, all of whom are effectively confirmed as non-Blacks. SirG is planning on recruiting bessie, which seems likely to su...
by LaserGuy
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5414
Views: 743643

Re: Police misbehavior thread


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