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by EdgarJPublius
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 8153

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

Bullets, MiB, etc: My personal interpretation was that the bullets arere basically safe (simunitions as stated by the creators), but the hosts are full of squibs or are otherwise somehow more vulnerable to being shot by the 'safe' bullets than other people. I assume for the finale Fo...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1171571

Re: Minecraft

I tried putting down half-slabs, but working in the moon is ludicrously dangerous, and many areas where mobs spawn are difficult to reach. Also, using cobble slabs makes it difficult to tell where slabs have been placed and where they haven't making achieving full coverage even more difficult, while...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1171571

Re: Minecraft

So, I was working on filling in the moon with cobble so it wouldn't be full of mobs anymore, and I got hit by some kind of super-creeper that OHKO'd me through full enchanted diamond armor, blew through 3+ layers of cobble slabs, and instantly vaporized everything I was carrying at the time, includi...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 8153

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

I kind of thought Ed Harris was under-utilized in the role he had, especially compared to how much killin' it Anthony Hokins, Jeffery Wright and Thandie Newton were doing. But this episode, and that scene in particular, showed me how wrong I was. And it was Glorious. Pretty sure Elsie is just d...
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 11211

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

I don't see people making a distinction between whether they think the movie will be somehow qualitatively worse for having a white lead, or are more expressing distaste for the cultural issues surrounding Hollywood financiers that make it necessary to cast white leads in order to get funding for a ...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 68799

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I forgot how Mirror's Edge is kind of bullshit. I'm a handful of levels into what's probably my fourth or fifth replay and so far with only on exception, ever level starts off with you facing a fatal drop, and I think the one exception was a dead-end, so the immediate first thing you do in every lev...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1171571

Re: Minecraft

How many sponges ya want? EDIT: upon investigation of the Eastern Pandora Village, I found redundant villagers selling Diamond Shovels, Boots and Helmets, so it looks like I only need a villager selling Pants. Also, the rail line from the train station to Mysterious Isle runs directly under that vil...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1171571

Re: Minecraft

There are old villagers around that sell all the diamond gear, so stock up from them on the hats, boots, and such. I will pay an unreasonable bounty to anyone who safely and successfully transports any villager that sells Diamond Helmets, Boots, Pants and/or Shovels, without garbage enchantments, t...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 68799

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

The Steam Controller software has changed considerably since launch, so a lot of older guides may be out-dated. I believe the moving files around stuff was only needed for sharing configurations or moving them between computers. Now there's a community configuration browser so you can find and use c...
by EdgarJPublius
Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Ext harddrive thinks it is RAW format
Replies: 6
Views: 3400

Re: Ext harddrive thinks it is RAW format

I know this is not particularly useful right now, but let this be a reminder to all:

Back Up Everything Always
by EdgarJPublius
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:55 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1171571

Re: Minecraft

Librarians sell book cases, which can be broken for 3 books each, so no need for leather.

With a good source of trade-fodder (like, say, a villager powered auto-crop farm) enchanted picks are essentially free.
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1171571

Re: Minecraft

I actually had landed just before the server crashed, as the lag had caused my bow-propulsion to stop working. I don't think it was my fault, but since Gana wasn't on and Flumble has already denied all responsibility, I guess I will accept the blame. Anyway, since it's down now: _infina_, can you up...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9330
Views: 1171571

Re: Minecraft

What's the word on updating the server to 1.11?
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 68799

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Reminds me a bit of back when I played Project Reality, apparently PR2 is out, but I haven't tried it yet. I also seem to recall reading about a game from some years back where you played basically a Napoleanic-era 'field commander' type role, overlooking the battlefield from a convenient hilltop. Y...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 730267

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

One, where do libertarians live, and are there enough of them? (Eg if they are 2% of the population in a swing state, but Democrats increase their votes from 25% to 75%, we get a swing state back. ) The only state that comes to mind is new Hampshire, or one of those small new England states. There'...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 82
Views: 11211

Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Lots of nods to the series and movie in there, including what looks like a number of shot-for-shot remakes of some iconic scenes that look fantastic. That one shot of The Major running directly at the camera and coming out of thermoptic camp seems awkward as hell though, and it's been used in some o...
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 730267

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I would agree that a lot of the blame goes go to congress, but Obama is not blameless. Most of his attempts to 'compromise' or 'reach out' to republicans basically amounted to blasting them publicly for not passing legislation he wanted, and then promising to circumvent congress with executive actio...
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 730267

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Honestly, I feel like Obama's inexperience showed, and cost him big, especially in the second term. He just couldn't find a way to work with congress, and that's not entirely, or even mostly his fault, but instead of going back to congress when they rebuffed him and trying to find common ground for ...
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: HDMI to long distance
Replies: 5
Views: 3032

Re: HDMI to long distance

Need more information.

Where is the host PC? Where is the destination TV? What is between them? What do you want to accomplish by running an HDMI cable from the one to the other?
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 730267

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin. All these are states (by the figures so far available to me, at least) where Third Party votes exceeded the difference between the top two candidates. Either direction...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 730267

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

From the moment he was announced as the running mate, Pence reminded me of nothing so much as Josh Freeh, the VP pick from Transmetropolitan who was grown in a vat by the Fascist wing of The Smiler's party in exchange for the nomination. One theory I've heard is that the Republicans might set Trump ...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 730267

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Am I reading these poll numbers correctly? It looks like Trump is on track to win 300+ electoral votes, and yet he could still lose the popular vote to Clinton. What an amazing result that would be, it's almost better than I could have imagined (if I had been creatively bankrupt and incapable of ima...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bundyite militia seizes federal building
Replies: 414
Views: 51956

Re: Bundyite militia seizes federal building

if after 24 hours or so, the nonviolent option doesn't show good progress, the interest of preventing further attacks is served better by a quick-but-violent solution than a nonviolent-but-slow one. Why? Especially when the nonviolent-but-slow one can provide a better outcome? If the outcome you wa...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bundyite militia seizes federal building
Replies: 414
Views: 51956

Re: Bundyite militia seizes federal building

if after 24 hours or so, the nonviolent option doesn't show good progress, the interest of preventing further attacks is served better by a quick-but-violent solution than a nonviolent-but-slow one. Why? Especially when the nonviolent-but-slow one can provide a better outcome? If the outcome you wa...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bundyite militia seizes federal building
Replies: 414
Views: 51956

Re: Bundyite militia seizes federal building

As I stated earlier, in terrorist incidents it's best to end the situation as quickly and decisively as possible. The quicker the situation is dealt with, the less likely it is there will be further attacks. Furthermore, violently ending the situation is not correlated with an increased chance of a...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 8153

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

I feel like things are moving along pretty well actually. Each plot line is advancing discernibly in every episode and we've been pretty consistently learning new things about the park, it's mysteries, what's happening behind the scenes, and who the significant players are and their motivations. We'...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bundyite militia seizes federal building
Replies: 414
Views: 51956

Re: Bundyite militia seizes federal building

As I stated earlier, in terrorist incidents it's best to end the situation as quickly and decisively as possible. The quicker the situation is dealt with, the less likely it is there will be further attacks. Furthermore, violently ending the situation is not correlated with an increased chance of ad...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 68799

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Use a chess-clock system, each player is allotted a certain amount of time and loses when they run out.

Or just timed turns, if a player takes more than the limit to submit their move, their turn is skipped and they can make no action until their next turn.
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven
Replies: 479
Views: 99512

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

I've heard that as a fan theory before, but I can't recall any canon source that actually indicates Han is an unconscious Force user. Other than some sources which basically say that everyone is unconsciously using the Force to some extent because the Force effects all life. I like that kind of thin...
by EdgarJPublius
Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Werstwerld (Westworld)
Replies: 49
Views: 8153

Re: Werstwerld (Westworld)

I wasn't sure what to expect from this, but the opening theme immediately grabbed me, the score is really good and pairs well with the visuals. I'm loving the player-piano motif, seems very apt to what appears to be the main themes of the show. Also enjoying the renditions of modern songs. Paint it ...
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First Tesla Autopilot Death
Replies: 304
Views: 37951

Re: First Tesla Autopilot Death

An interesting read. Thank you. It actually was a good read IMO. A lot of the concepts in that article were discussed in this topic already, but it seems like that article went into a lot more detail than what this topic has covered. (And I'm impressed! I feel like the discussion here was pretty go...
by EdgarJPublius
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 117
Views: 18622

Re: Pokemon Go

I stopped playing because it doesn't work reliably on my phone anymore. it was only ever a thin excuse to get out of my apartment anyway, now that the weather's bearable here I don't really need it. Though that may not last long.
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 730267

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

But I doubt many people think that. At the very least, Bernie Sanders' endorsement should count for something. If someone thinks Clinton is marginally less terrible than Trump, then not voting for her is an immoral choice. Same if someone thinks the opposite, I suppose. What if someone thinks both ...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 730267

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump is now openly bashing Paul Ryan , saying that Ryan passes "very very bad budgets" and "maybe won't be there" when he's president. (No one's told him how speakers are chosen.) This follows a barrage of tweets in which he announced that "the shackles...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Trek: To Infinity and Beyond
Replies: 57
Views: 9033

Re: Star Trek: To Infinity and Beyond

I feel like The movie did some interesting things character-wise. Kirk and Spock questioning their respective places in Starfleet was done well enough as was the Spock/McCoy relationship. I actually quite liked Jaylah, I felt like her backstory and motivations were very clearly realized despite gett...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 68799

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I got Civ V free from some promotion and tried it out, I feel like if I'd been a Civ fan from the beginning I would have probably really enjoyed it, but as it was I had no idea what was going on and the game does little to educate you beyond the most basic stuff. I love Grand STartegy games and Turn...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 68799

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Wanted to play something and couldn't decide what, so I figured I'd maybe clear out some of my Steam Sale backlog. First I tried Ghost Recon: Future Soldier I had to register it with a CD key, luckily steam makes that a very easy ctrl+C, ctrl+V operation. It seemed to accept the key ok, but then pop...
by EdgarJPublius
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 669
Views: 215564

Re: The worst film you've seen

I remember quite liking Evita when I saw it 15+ years ago. It's possible or even likely that it's primarily the music I remember fondly though. As far as worst film I've seen... I dunno. I've seen some really bad, like sub-c-grade not-even-good-enough for MST3K stuff and probably some life-tme-origi...
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 730267

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

What could you possibly say to an anti-baby-killing voter that would make him agree to killing babies in exchange for not killing mexicans/blacks/muslims? If you're worried that I'm coming for your guns, the last thing on your mind is the lack of civil rights among minorities. If enemies are everyw...
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 730267

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

How sure are you that a situation equivalent to internment camps, or 'virtual' internment camps doesn't exist in the U.S. right now? I can think of three with little or no effort. The US Penal System, housing segregation by both race and income, and the mental health establishment. Other answers I ...

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