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by Ixtellor
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 6482

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

I'm going to disagree that all Trump supporters are racist assuming that the Trump campaign was racist in its nature. 1) There is no evidence that Trump supporters actually pay attention the campaign. Outside of the "build the wall" I think you will find that his supports don't have any id...
by Ixtellor
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 556
Views: 44631

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I'm good at Civ 5 and I enjoyed it. But I did feel like you were compelled to go for conquest victories since they were easier due to problems with the AI.

Should I buy Civ 6?
by Ixtellor
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Fluctuations questions
Replies: 21
Views: 3621

Re: Quantum Fluctuations questions

Can you understand Quantum Mechanics without understanding the math. https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/media/math/render/svg/fc82b971942e9ebab2b63d4a9dedacb944c5488c Not really. You can do your best to follow along with explanations that use analogies, but there will always be some gap. In fact, pe...
by Ixtellor
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Fluctuations questions
Replies: 21
Views: 3621

Re: Quantum Fluctuations questions

The only real difference between empty space and occupied space is that if a real particle is present, then any virtual particle will be under the effects of the real particle's field (electromagnetic, etc.). There is nothing preventing virtual particles from existing arbitrarily close to a real pa...
by Ixtellor
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)
Replies: 41
Views: 9864

Re: Heroes of the Storm (Moba Lite?)

1) Koa your a god. Switch to League or Dota.


2) HoTS is inferior to the other games. I tried it for a while but the fact there aren't items drastically reduce the complexity of
by Ixtellor
Mon May 23, 2016 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 556
Views: 44631

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I bought offworld traders this weekend. I'm still learning the game and haven't tried multiplayer yet, but I intend to only play multliplayer once I get good at it. I'm stuck on the 2nd to last tutorial, finding that the Science based companies don't fit in with my play style. So far I have found th...
by Ixtellor
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 1953
Views: 231156

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

1) I have not gotten the impression of "kin-killing is bad". There has been lots of hostilities between blood. I'm not very anal about the show and I can think of several examples. 2) Killing the daughter was pure revenge for Oberyon and the rape of their other family members ...
by Ixtellor
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 1953
Views: 231156

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

As someone who doesn't read the books (I'm waiting till after the series - because I don't want to spoil it for myself) I enjoyed the Dorne plot direction in the last episode. I think it will lead to interesting conflicts and creates another badass female character('s with the daughters) to root for...
by Ixtellor
Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Fluctuations questions
Replies: 21
Views: 3621

Quantum Fluctuations questions

As a complete neophyte: 1) Why do empty spaces have more energy than spaces filled with matter. 2) Why do particles 'pop' into existence near zero point energy? 3) What are those particles and can they form more complex matter? Basically... trying to brush up theories of how the universe began. (I u...
by Ixtellor
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Engines big enough....
Replies: 28
Views: 4080

Engines big enough....

to move the Earth out of its orbit. Is it possible to build such a thing using today's technology. How much thrust would it require to move the earth/alter its orbit and based on todays tech is it even possible? Like an engine that burns a million barrels of oil/second or some kind of nuclear explos...
by Ixtellor
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 497405

Re: League of Legends

I got through my placements and got to Silver I. Got carried/lucky in most games (7/3) so I'm not sure if I can, but my goal is to get gold at some stage (was at Silver III end last season). My top pool isn't amazing (Jayce, Rumble, Cho), my ADC skills are increasing (MF, Ashe), and in theory I can...
by Ixtellor
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 497405

Re: League of Legends

Anyone playing Season 6?

Going to start my placement matches tonight.
Made it to Gold during the pre-season, adjusted some stuff and found what seems to be a great winning build on my favorite champ Udyr.

I love the new champ select system.
by Ixtellor
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World of Warships
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: World of Warships

I stopped playing for a long time after I got my 2 tier 7 ships. But came back and been playing casually. Have a tier 8 American destroyer (New Orleans) -- fun ship if you can get the BB's to attract the attention away from you. Still love my Japanese destroyers --- sneaking up on people and unleash...
by Ixtellor
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: World of Warships
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: World of Warships

I played during closed Beta and beyond. The funnest ships are the American Cruisers and Japanese Destroyers. Some very basic tips if your struggling: 1) Stay in zerg formation --- just follow your fleet and don't be the closest ship. Allows you the chance to get in lots of hits. 2) Avoid narrow regi...
by Ixtellor
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2086
Views: 320311

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

About every 2 years I pop in this thread and same basically the same thing: Here goes, The best adventures you will ever have are the player driven adventures. The best characters you will over create/own/etc are the ones for which you come up with your own narrative of what that character wants to ...
by Ixtellor
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6602
Views: 643184

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

Just read the debate between Koa, Yakk, and Derek. I think everyone needs to first understand how good Koa is at Starcraft. He can do things in game that are physically impossible for other players. Just having him on your team will instantly get you to diamond, if you play ranked. Watching him mana...
by Ixtellor
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hearthstone
Replies: 530
Views: 77733

Re: Hearthstone

Just started playing, have unlocked all the basic cards for hunter, rogue, and mage. Questions: Is this pay to win?? Playing casual games (I have like 35 games ever) I see people dropping multiple legendary's on me. In one game I had 3 legendary cards in a row played on me... I lost. A hunter killed...
by Ixtellor
Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3165
Views: 381446

Re: Therian Saga

While walking the halls on your way to check out the guild armory something catches your eye. Just along the base of the wall you notice what appears to be some thing carved into the stone. You kneel down to get a closer look and identify it as letters just barely visible. Blowing out the dust and w...
by Ixtellor
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game On
Replies: 24
Views: 4080

Re: Game On

Replaying Fallout 3 in hardcore mode.
League of Legends, Hearthstone (just started this), and World of Warships the most (open beta, hella fun).
by Ixtellor
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Crazy monitor situation.
Replies: 1
Views: 2997

Crazy monitor situation.

Lightning knocked out power while playing a game yesterday. When power comes back, I turn computer on and screen resolution is set at 640x480. I try to change it and nothing fixes the problem. Computer and monitor work fine but can't adjust the resolution. (24" monitor --- so everything is huge...
by Ixtellor
Tue May 19, 2015 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magicka: Wizard Wars
Replies: 1
Views: 1274

Magicka: Wizard Wars

Saw an advertisement for a FTP game called Wizard Wars --- 3 game modes and it looks like basically you pick a wizard then level of dualing other wizards or going on adventures while you slowly customize your wizard through a skill tree. Wondering if anyone has tried it out, before I give it a shot....
by Ixtellor
Thu May 14, 2015 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]
Replies: 165
Views: 29797

Re: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]

Using your terminology, "icky feelings" << "actual harassment". Then you are hideously ignorant of reality. # of times per day someone uses a public facility and #of times per day separate bathrooms negatively effects a transgendered persons life. Every gay club I have ever been...
by Ixtellor
Tue May 12, 2015 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]
Replies: 165
Views: 29797

Re: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]

The benefits of unisex bathrooms are: (1) eliminates the stigma around genderqueer persons What about the stigma of having a small penis? % of male society that doesn't want women to see their body parts + % of female society that don't want to be in a bathroom around men Versus % of genderqueer pe...
by Ixtellor
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 497405

Re: League of Legends

I have watched like 5 games.

GE Tigers had an INSANE come back in one of the games I watched.

I bought the Cloud9 Icon and I tend to root for them but want an NA team to do well in general.
by Ixtellor
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is there a need to be labeled? (gender, sexuality, etc)
Replies: 237
Views: 41657

Re: Why is there a need to be labeled? (gender, sexuality, e

Answer to OP. 1) So that when your in a crowded room and trying to point someone out by saying "See that blonde lady over there? She works in accounting and ...." Instead of: "See that pigment challenged non-binary over there?" Because its useful. 2) As to why there are so many l...
by Ixtellor
Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: AMD Carrizo, is it actually good?
Replies: 21
Views: 8191

Re: AMD Carrizo, is it actually good?

Great feedback Knight. Very detailed. The only thing you left out in your detailed analysis of the company, that I am aware of, is the fact they have patents on x86 .... architecture? I'm not an expert, but I have read their patents are very valuable, hence why buy out rumors were kind of squashed (...
by Ixtellor
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: AMD Carrizo, is it actually good?
Replies: 21
Views: 8191

AMD Carrizo, is it actually good?

I own a lot of AMD stock.... and need advice. Can someone in the 'know' explain if this new chip actually has potential to turn around this horrible company? It sounds impressive on paper, but a lot of the Jargon and spec talk is beyond me. http://www.forbes.com/sites/davealtavilla/2015/02/24/amd-un...
by Ixtellor
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Older Games
Replies: 18
Views: 4503

Re: Older Games

My favorite old RPG style game that my friend got addicted to and changed gaming was: The Bards Tale (1985) It had classes and was based on D&D. We would take turns playing our saved version of the game and just watch everyone take a turn on the same computer fight through the dungeons and try t...
by Ixtellor
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 497405

Re: League of Legends

How are your provisionals going? I Ended last season in Silver 2 and got placed in Silver 5 after my 10 games. Had AFK's or DC's in 4 of my 10 games, 3 on my team, 1 on the enemy. The toxicity was off the charts and in every match there would be at least 2 players from the previous match. So lots of...
by Ixtellor
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Brave Frontier
Replies: 2
Views: 1457

Re: Brave Frontier

I just started, so my team is all 4 stars and 1 5 star. I had hit a wall and wasn't able to complete my next quest, then got my first 5 star champ (Gemni Kagamine Rin). I instantly sphere frogged her (she can use two spheres) and maxxed out her level. She heals the team at the end of every round and...
by Ixtellor
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Brave Frontier
Replies: 2
Views: 1457

Brave Frontier

I found the first App game I actually enjoy. I thought I would mention it here because it is Anime based and its a Japanese game. (They have both an English and Japanese version). You basically form a 'team' and go through dungeons and run quests to become more powerful. You collect items, build ite...
by Ixtellor
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone
Replies: 6602
Views: 643184

Re: Starcraft 2 : The Dune II Clone

What rank are you now psion? Master or Grand master? I started playing again... after a 2 year break. (Me and Koa were on a diamond team togeather with him mostly carrying me) I went straight into ranked play and tried to throw every game, then a damn platinum surrendered to me in game 5 so I got pu...
by Ixtellor
Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 497405

Re: League of Legends

I successfully quit 1 month ago. The community is the worst of humanity are there are no consequences for intentionally causing your team to lose. I can actually take the racism and trash talk (ive been on the internet before), its the throwing the games that made it unbearable and it happens way to...
by Ixtellor
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 497405

Re: League of Legends

Been playing Udyr almost exclusively using Godyr - Madstones. 1) I can solo dragon during the 7th min. 2) I have been getting a ton of objectives and have no problem suiciding for a tower or inhib. 3) I have a positive win rate on him, and it would be much higher but in my 20ish games with him a LOT...
by Ixtellor
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Safe forum for children to discuss/collaborate with adults?
Replies: 10
Views: 4201

Re: Safe forum for children to discuss/collaborate with adul

Shro wrote: "Looking for people willing to interact with children online for <whatever reason>."


Did anyone else think this sounds like step one of a Brian Williams show.
by Ixtellor
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Tolerating Intolerance
Replies: 22
Views: 5881

Re: Tolerating Intolerance

Discrimination should not be tolerated. It should be fought against and resisted. I'm going to use this quote to illustrate a point. Children are discriminated against when it comes to purchasing tobacco and alcohol. Do you believe it your duty to fight for the rights of children to purchase and co...
by Ixtellor
Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 292908

Re: Gun Control

if you've got 5 rounds and they've got 6 guys you're pretty screwed. when you're talking about self defense, the most rounds that you can reasonably carry is the right number of rounds. even a loss of one round is something that should be considered when talking about home defense IF as a woman you...
by Ixtellor
Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Right to Record
Replies: 72
Views: 20282

Re: The Right to Record

So. 1) We have a legal right to privacy. (Griswald) 2) Someone mentioned "I know it when I see it". There is a complex legal definition of obscenity (Miller) and violating it will result in prison. However --- its still imperfect. 3) You have an expectation to a level of privacy in public ...
by Ixtellor
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 497405

Re: League of Legends

Summer results. I made it to my gold promo series 3 times, and failed all 3 times. All 3 series made it to game 5. In one promo game a nunu on my team said it was his goal to get demoted, so he fed 17 straight kills to the enemy then quit. That was a game 5 must win. I then went on an EPIC losing st...
by Ixtellor
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3165
Views: 381446

Re: Therian Saga

Er I quit playing in June after I made all the stuff for the guildhall.

Am I taking up a spot someone else could use? It occured to me I should probably log in and quit the guild if someone needs that roster spot.

Let me know.

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