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by ConMan
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4963
Views: 688893

Re: Doctor Whom

Dad is mirror-universe native (maybe Mum too), especially given his apparent reversed T-shirt logo (was it mirrored? Was it un-mirrored when back 'this' side? Have to rewatch to unpick that, even if no longer relevant), possibly part of the reason the daughter became blind -...
by ConMan
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4963
Views: 688893

Re: Doctor Whom

I agree that it was a strong episode, although I would argue that the entire "anti-zone" part was completely superfluous to the episode, and it would have been a much better episode without it, especially given how rushed some of the end felt. The handling of Ryan, Graham and (not-)...
by ConMan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Que She-Ra, She-Ra
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Que She-Ra, She-Ra

Edit with future speculation based on S1 finale: Is Bow trans? At the end of the finale, when all the princesses hold hands to create the rainbow wave thing, Bow's heart thing clearly glows. In addition we've seen him wearing what looks a lot like chest binding when he took some clothes off...
by ConMan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Que She-Ra, She-Ra
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Que She-Ra, She-Ra

SecondTalon wrote:
ConMan wrote:Holdak

Did they change his name?

Nope, I just have a bad memory for names, apparently including fictional ones.
by ConMan
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Que She-Ra, She-Ra
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Que She-Ra, She-Ra

They show it maybe every other episode? We binged it over the weekend. I'd say it's not quite as, say, the Voltron reboot, but then that show has had several seasons to build up its mythos. She-Ra is, so far, just a good kids' show with a nice amount of depth to it, including an interesting focus on...
by ConMan
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 63
Views: 11956

Re: The Good Plaice

From my interpretation, I think we're going to discover that the point system was a scam all along, as it should rightly be. Shawn seems to be in on the secret, but no-one else is - maybe the Judge? Also, Shawn's comment about how he's looking forward to claiming the show's protagon...
by ConMan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank

It looks like it might actually be pretty good. Also, I am pleasantly surprised that it looks like they're reverse whitewashing the game - in the game, the player character and many of the surrounding characters are plainly Caucasian, whereas in the trailer it looks like they've actually cast a bunc...
by ConMan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 953
Views: 222832

Re: Board games anyone?

Anybody have a recommendation for me and my two 10 year olds? Trying to move past Monopoly and Settlers was way way too much for them. Carcassonne would work great - you can also just decide not to play with some rules to make it easier (no farmers) Sushi Go was already mentioned. Splendor is a bit...
by ConMan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 953
Views: 222832

Re: Board games anyone?

Anybody have a recommendation for me and my two 10 year olds? Trying to move past Monopoly and Settlers was way way too much for them. The Forbidden series, mentioned by pseudo, probably starting with Forbidden Island. It's co-operative (so you can help them), it has nice big colourful pieces, and ...
by ConMan
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Rules and Noob Guide.
Replies: 159
Views: 109698

Re: Rules and Noob Guide.

The specifics of which players can PM each other and when is dependent on the game setup, but usually a mod has to be copied in on the discussion and if it's a situation that's outside the norm (e.g. non-Mafia chat, daychat) then it's likely to be hinted at in the setup in some way, especially in a ...
by ConMan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 63
Views: 11956

Re: The Good Plaice

Jeremy Bearimy My wife wondered whether Jeremy Bearimy came about from a desire to reference "Timey-wimey" without being an outright Doctor Who shoutout. Will the dot in the i just remain a side joke, or will they actually need to use it to escape/set up the next seasons? As one of my frie...
by ConMan
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hilda
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: Hilda

I watched it a few weeks ago with my wife. Tone-wise, it definitely feels like a cross between Gravity Falls and Adventure Time, but less hectic and crazy. And we really love the subdued palette - lots of pastel browns, with occasional forays into greyscale with highlights for night and underground ...
by ConMan
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Can you help me?
Replies: 2
Views: 7513

Re: Can you help me?

I've been getting the updates in my reader, but the title text has been getting cut off. I'm not sure if it's a related issue.
by ConMan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Equivalency on Mutliple Intervals
Replies: 10
Views: 9081

Re: Equivalency on Mutliple Intervals

Analytic functions are just about the most nicely-behaved functions you can find. If there's a property that "makes sense" for functions to do, then odds are that it will be true for analytic functions, but outside of them there will be some weird pathological example that breaks your prop...
by ConMan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32218
Views: 2240621

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Plytho Congrats! PoGo Also I need friends on pokemon go! Give me more gifts! I'll send you stuff. 916226255893 - cheers. Done, and now I want to see someone run a PoGo-themed follow-up to the brutal Tamagotchi Mafia. OhNo (Leave) I get a decent amount of paid annual leave which accumulates over ...
by ConMan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts
Replies: 15
Views: 1846

Re: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts

These are what I have in my podcast app. They fall into two broad categories. Comedy: ⋅  Childproof - A comedy festival performance of what was originally conceived as a TV sitcom (that no network wanted). 6 episodes total. ⋅  Dragon Friends - A bunch of comedians do a live show ...
by ConMan
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32218
Views: 2240621

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Chaos BF may have spilled the beans in his spoilers already, but the truth is that the random redirect boat has sailed. It was a one-chance-only thing. However, the longer that I can pretend that there's another bullet in the chamber, the longer that scum will worry about who they're targeti...
by ConMan
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams chaos game day 5
Replies: 889
Views: 20608

Re: Wams chaos game day 2

More on ConMan: I was wondering about the ordering of ConMan's list and noticed that the input (old target) was apparently the same as the player order from the OP with one exception: mpolo, who is 11 on the player list is in between 4 and 6 on the redirection list. I think this might mean ConMan m...
by ConMan
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:02 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams chaos game day 5
Replies: 889
Views: 20608

Re: Wams chaos game day 2

Sorry for not being around all weekend - life is busy, and has slightly higher priority than mafia. But still, I'm reading through the thread, and here are my responses to a few things that I've been tagged in. It's worth noting that no-one in this thread until Plytho had seriously considered the po...
by ConMan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams chaos game day 5
Replies: 889
Views: 20608

Re: Wams chaos game day 2

It's worth noting that no-one in this thread until Plytho had seriously considered the possibility that the night kill redirected from BoomFrog was the one that killed Mark, rather than mpolo. Pretty sure somitomi was the one considering that. Sorry, yes, I meant somitomi. @Sabrar: Occam's Razor to...
by ConMan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams chaos game day 5
Replies: 889
Views: 20608

Re: Wams chaos game day 2

It's worth noting that no-one in this thread until Plytho had seriously considered the possibility that the night kill redirected from BoomFrog was the one that killed Mark, rather than mpolo. Sabrar first put out his theory, and everyone went with it. Vote Sabrar FoS everyone else who jumped on tha...
by ConMan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32218
Views: 2240621

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Chaos So far, Sabrar has posited that the mpolo NK was the one originally meant for BoomFrog. If no-one else calls him on it I will do so tomorrow.The truth, of course, is far stranger - BF used a "scramble all targets" ability, which actually swapped mpolo and Plytho, and redirected thing...
by ConMan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams chaos game day 5
Replies: 889
Views: 20608

Re: Wams chaos game day 2

One piece of info based on night results I received from wam (still haven't had time to read through everything in the thread yet): At least one of the night kills was almost certainly redirected, and the original target was almost certainly BoomFrog (i.e. me now). Sorry not sorry to whoever tried t...
by ConMan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wams chaos game day 5
Replies: 889
Views: 20608

Re: Wams chaos game day 2

Confirm

that I am here, but also confirm that I have not had time to properly process what's going on. Suffice to say ... things be crazy.
by ConMan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32218
Views: 2240621

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Chaos
Spoiler:
It was the best of roles, it was the worst of roles. This is going to take some time to process.
by ConMan
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32218
Views: 2240621

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Chaos
Spoiler:
As a replacement I am not reading any spoilers, and I have no idea what's going on. Which I think means it's working.
by ConMan
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crazy Rich Asians
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Re: Crazy Rich Asians

I'm guessing Singapore probably gave a bunch of money to the movie, possibly in the form of free access to the various venues. That doesn't take away from how beautiful the film was. Yeah, they used some pretty major landmarks. My wife freaked out when they showed the mansion, which is actually the...
by ConMan
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Crazy Rich Asians
Replies: 15
Views: 1840

Re: Crazy Rich Asians

I watched it with my (not Rich, and not particularly Crazy) Singaporean Chinese wife. Having had some family issues ourselves, there were definitely bits that resonated more than they might have with the average Western audience member; and parts that affected her a lot that weren't necessarily so s...
by ConMan
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7439
Views: 736108

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Wams Chaos Game Description: Highly Bastard Game (hopefully), action hero themed. Mod: Wam Speed: 5-7 days, 1-2 day nights. Day deadlines will not end on a weekend. Size: Anything from about 10+, the more the merrier! Setup: power-role heavy, I also am not looking at balance in the setup but it wil...
by ConMan
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Where are all the balls?
Replies: 15
Views: 3940

Re: Where are all the balls?

I'm pretty sure that in this instance, if you followed the super process then all the pots would be empty and there are no balls. From pot n's perspective, it had a ball in it at some point, but that ball was removed and never replaced. Therefore, lim_(t->inf) of the number of balls in pot n is 0. F...
by ConMan
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 754873

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I think the main problem with Fireworks is that it suffers from the same issue that you see in many anime sci-fi/fantasy films and shows these days (and probably Western ones too) - rather than "Show, Don't Tell", they sit more on "Don't even bother telling and assume the audience can...
by ConMan
Tue May 15, 2018 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A fourth type of average?
Replies: 9
Views: 4508

Re: A fourth type of average?

by ConMan
Wed May 09, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2388759

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

You know, I read a comic defending Mythbusters once, but it was from xkcd, so I doubt anyone here has heard of it.
by ConMan
Mon May 07, 2018 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 143
Views: 14888

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Heimdall - almost certainly staying dead. Loki - heavily signposted as really, really, really dead for real this time we really mean it for real, honest! On the other hand, it's Loki, so... Gamora - high probability of revival, despite the dramatic weight of Thanos killing her. Vision - between...
by ConMan
Mon May 07, 2018 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 143
Views: 14888

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

No one is mentioning the most interesting statement/orphan in the movie? Why does Thanos know Stark, and why is that the curse of knowledge? I took that to mean that he is acknowledging Tony as a fellow genius, possibly having heard about him from Loki. The "curse of knowledge" is because...
by ConMan
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 143
Views: 14888

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

I thought that the ending of Infinity War opens up some interesting possibilities that will almost certainly not be explored. Basically my thoughts are all variations on the theme of "Lots of the main heroes are gone, so they could bring someone in to fill the gaps", and there are plenty o...
by ConMan
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1912
Views: 500165

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

I also highly recommend playing the revised rules for the Great People expansion; it makes the game play out much better than the Echoes rules of "just shuffle some in" did. Oh yeah, I think those rules were retconned into newer versions of Echoes too. (For reference: In the original Echo...
by ConMan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1912
Views: 500165

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

emceng wrote:
Deva wrote:Innovation?


Thank you! It's been bugging me for a while, and I just couldn't find the right search terms.

One of my favourite games, I highly recommend it as long as you're prepared for a game that is more about navigating chaos than building a stable engine for incremental progress.
by ConMan
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 13303

Re: Census Dickery

A Census is more than just a dataset, it can be a political tool. The US Census was used back in the 1940s to locate Japanese residents who were put into camps; in the same era the head of the French Census deliberately sabotaged information on religious affiliation and in doing so is believed to ha...
by ConMan
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Delicious Martian Salt
Replies: 10
Views: 3665

Re: Delicious Martian Salt

Given that Mars once had seas, tho, presumably there are salt deposits somewhere, right? Iirc, the sea is salty due to weathering rocks producing either salts directly, or producing acids and bases which react to produce salts, and that salt just kinda hanging around and concentrating over the mega...

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