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by liveboy21
Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US DOJ discussing legal action against fossil fuel industry
Replies: 2
Views: 2659

US DOJ discussing legal action against fossil fuel industry

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/03/11/big-oil-used-big-tobaccos-denial-playbook-will-they-pay-same-price US DOJ discussing legal action against fossil fuel industry for intentional suppression of climate science. (I couldn't fit that in the subject line) "The fossil fuel industry has use...
by liveboy21
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1937
Views: 551078

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

Hello, I'm trying to find a game which I remember seeing a friend play, so I may not know enough about it. * System: PC, web browser * Year: Possibly early 2000s * Perspective: Text on web pages * Environment: I remember large emphasis on magic. * Genre: Multiplayer. Text based. * Gameplay: I think ...
by liveboy21
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Video Game Music
Replies: 50
Views: 12181

Re: Video Game Music

I had not heard Monty on the Run before. That was amazing.
by liveboy21
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 388098

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Hello forum, I want to play a tabletop/board game with some friends over. I have no experience with these things and am currently imagining something like "you enter a room and see 2 goblins that have not spotted you yet". What would you recommend?
by liveboy21
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How do satellites not crash into each other?
Replies: 94
Views: 16107

How do satellites not crash into each other?

There are thousands of satellites in orbit. How do they not crash into each other? Is there a governing body to ensure that satellites are launched in a clear path?
by liveboy21
Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Training in stronger gravity
Replies: 7
Views: 2427

Training in stronger gravity

In some popular culture, a hero is able to increase his physical strength by exercising in an environment where gravity is stronger.

Do we know what the effects of a stronger gravity are on a human and are there places with a stronger gravity on earth?
by liveboy21
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should religion be illegal for children?
Replies: 289
Views: 68257

Re: Should religion be illegal for children?

Oooh, I have a great idea: Teach a religious studies course in public schools. You could probably touch on it at several developmental stages with appropriate curriculum for the age group. While we're at it, improve the civics curriculum so children aren't born into political parties, add weight to...
by liveboy21
Mon May 25, 2015 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Challenge: Create a living machine
Replies: 15
Views: 4322

Re: Challenge: Create a living machine

Sigh, you are all correct. I have no idea how to ask the second part of the question properly. I can't say that you should try to make a device that is alive that is made up of stuff that is man made because someone suggested 'human'. So congratulations to krogoth,BlackSails and Poxic for being awes...
by liveboy21
Sat May 23, 2015 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Challenge: Create a living machine
Replies: 15
Views: 4322

Re: Challenge: Create a living machine

Wow, I don't think that counts but it is really cool nonetheless.
by liveboy21
Sat May 23, 2015 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Challenge: Create a living machine
Replies: 15
Views: 4322

Challenge: Create a living machine

Hello science forum,

I present a challenge. Find a good definition for what make a being 'alive' and design a machine that meets those criteria. The machine should be made using current or close to current technologies.

Good luck. :)
by liveboy21
Wed May 13, 2015 7:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Invisible, Inc.
Replies: 6
Views: 3558

Invisible, Inc.

So Invisible, Inc. was recently released after being in early access. Reviews are saying that this the best turn based tactics game on the PC.
Can anyone here tell me about your opinions of this game?
by liveboy21
Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fire Emblem Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 9152

Re: Fire Emblem Thread

Yay, a fire emblem thread! I was honestly quite excited when I heard about the concept for this. You get to decide which side of the war you are on based on your unique position as an individual that has close ties to both nations. I thought that this could convey that neither side is inherently evi...
by liveboy21
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Can every debt be paid off?
Replies: 54
Views: 19498

Can every debt be paid off?

People borrow money for various reasons. Houses, cars, schools, businesses, continued survival and a few other reasons. People then attempt to earn enough money to pay their lenders for the privilege of having had access to money. Is it possible for there to be a situation where every debt in the wo...
by liveboy21
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Grim Fandango Remastered
Replies: 1
Views: 1855

Grim Fandango Remastered

Grim Fandango Remastered is available for pre order on GOG.com and will be released on 27th Jan. I am definitely looking forward to this.
by liveboy21
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do civilians exist?
Replies: 14
Views: 8032

Do civilians exist?

War is a strange concept. Opposing countries at war summon a group of 'soldiers' and make them fight each other until the countries decide on which group of soldiers won. Civilians then are the people outside of the group of soldiers who try to live peaceful lives and don't get involved in this figh...
by liveboy21
Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
Replies: 146
Views: 44512

Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

Vaniver, I agree with everything you said. I picked Polystralia because I'm in Australia. With just those 2 extra trade routes, I out-scienced, out-energied, out-produced, outgrew and out-cultured everyone else. I do like that they made the city state equivalents worth trading to but I dislike that ...
by liveboy21
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Can computer programs answer reading comprehension questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3594

Can computer programs answer reading comprehension questions

Can a computer program answer reading comprehension questions? As a kid, I found it very easy to answer reading comprehension questions. I would be given a simple text in English, a few paragraphs long, and some questions relating to that text. For example, maybe a text about the solar system and th...
by liveboy21
Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Refugee Challenge
Replies: 0
Views: 3339

The Refugee Challenge

The Guardian posted a choose your own adventure game where you play as a Syrian refugee attempting to survive. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/ng-interactive/2014/jan/refugee-choices-interactive I feel that this is an incredible game which manages to combine the feeling of gaming toget...
by liveboy21
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Splitscreen on my laptop?
Replies: 9
Views: 8325

Re: Splitscreen on my laptop?

I am always on the lookout for couch splitscreen co-op games. Unfortunately, most of them are first person or third person shooters. Borderlands of Halo Field 4 and the like. That can be a good ball of fun if you like that stuff. Portal 2 also has a good splitscreen mode, but it can appear complex i...
by liveboy21
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 542460

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

The Humble Weekly Sale is selling Multimedia Fusion 2. It says that it is a program that quickly creates game and apps. Is this program good? Will I be able to make good games and apps?
by liveboy21
Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 140023

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

I was doing the first alien base assault on normal difficulty (my game has no expansion packs) and the game decided to spawn every enemy except for the final one in the first room. It's pretty crazy to see 7 chrysslids, 4 drones, 2 mutons and 4 thin men coming at you at the same time with the fear t...
by liveboy21
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 140023

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

So I just noticed that my Enemy Unknown downloaded a 4 gb patch without my consent (or with my consent as the default option was 'auto-update', which it did). This is for Enemy Unknown without any expansions. Do you guys know what this massive patch does?
by liveboy21
Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the smallest object that has gravity?
Replies: 65
Views: 19095

Re: What is the smallest object that has gravity?

Just to clarify, I'm not talking about measuring the force that attracts small objects to the Earth, I'm talking about finding out if a small object can attract other objects to it.

Edit: Slight edit for grammar.
by liveboy21
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the smallest object that has gravity?
Replies: 65
Views: 19095

What is the smallest object that has gravity?

Gravity is the force that attracts objects to large masses and is what allows us to fall after we jump away from the Earth's surface. Presumably, such a force should be measurable, so what is the smallest object from which we can measure its gravitational force using our current instruments?
by liveboy21
Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 542460

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Final Fantasy 7 is now half price on steam for a limited time. I believe that they have also patched it so that the music is the original PS1 music.
by liveboy21
Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?
Replies: 340
Views: 39610

Re: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?

I have a question about this government shutdown thing. Whose job was it to decide what gets shut down and what stays open? The panda cam is off, but the pandas are still getting fed. The parks are closed and they are being blockaded rather than abandoned. The EPA is shut down. NASA is mainly desert...
by liveboy21
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How should prisoners be counted in employment rates?
Replies: 25
Views: 10319

Re: How should prisoners be counted in employment rates?

There is another factor that may add complexity to this question which is that people in prisons (especially US prisons) ARE working. I believe that they can choose not to work, a choice that will put them in solitary confinement instead though I'm not too sure about this as I'm not too familiar wit...
by liveboy21
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Moon falling
Replies: 19
Views: 7685

Re: Moon falling

In that case, the back of my envelope suggests you'd hit at 4,000mps, or about 9,000mph. That's crater material. That seems...very wrong. A quick google search lists Baumgartner's top speed as 843.6 mph (1,357.64 km/h) during his jump. I don't know much about moon physics, but I would expect a smal...
by liveboy21
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Moon falling
Replies: 19
Views: 7685

Moon falling

If a person goes to the edge of the moon and jumps towards the moon Felix Baumgartner style, how long does the fall take and can the person survive the landing? (I'm assuming no parachutes since they don't work in the airless moon, but you may suggest other deceleration methods if necessary.)
by liveboy21
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Minimum tax for high bracket
Replies: 27
Views: 9144

Minimum tax for high bracket

Here's an idea. Imagine a law that said that if an individual or a company has revenues (not profit) over US$500,000 then the tax paid must be at least $500.
What would be the effects of this law? What are the pros and cons?
by liveboy21
Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How did we figure out the Earth's mass?
Replies: 28
Views: 10561

How did we figure out the Earth's mass?

The Earth is massive. How did we figure out its mass? How did we figure out that it has a core? Is in any way related to how we calculate mass for less than human sized objects?
by liveboy21
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 388098

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Hello, I would like a recommendation for a game that is similar to a request some posts ago. I would like a game that I could play on local couch co-op with my girlfriend on the PS3. I would prefer a game that isn't a first person shooter, maybe an RPG or a strategy game or something. She did like P...
by liveboy21
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...
Replies: 151
Views: 42890

Re: Bradley Manning pleads guilty to lesser charges...

That Osama bin Laden looked at the documents really means nothing. Bradley Manning gave documents to Wikileaks, Wikileaks published the documents, the rest of the American media started saying that there was information in there that could hurt the United States. Surely Osama bin Laden would have lo...
by liveboy21
Fri May 24, 2013 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Getting the lowest interest rate
Replies: 1
Views: 1682

Getting the lowest interest rate

Hello, I have another finance question and I'm putting it in Mathematics again because I don't know where to put this. Can you invest at the risk free rate? Theoretically, it is possible to synthetically create a bond with the risk free rate using other investments. For example, there is a portfolio...
by liveboy21
Fri May 10, 2013 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Team challenge
Replies: 22
Views: 8584

Re: Team challenge

mward's solution was what I initially thought of, but I decided not to go with it because of the rule about not telling the targets that you're following them. The rule doesn't actually say what counts as 'telling' but I intepreted it as 'the targets shouldn't know who the person following them is.'
by liveboy21
Fri May 10, 2013 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Team challenge
Replies: 22
Views: 8584

Re: Team challenge

The task is to position yourself equidistant to 2 peole who presumably are determined before the task. If we treat each person as a point on a plane, it's almost impossible to have a setup such that people can be equidistant. My plan would be to Have everyone stand in a very tight circle and stick t...
by liveboy21
Thu May 09, 2013 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Earthbound!
Replies: 7
Views: 3404

Re: Earthbound!

Do we have a date of when Earthbound comes to the Wii U? I don't have a Wii U or a Wii but news about Earthbound on the Wii U is making me consider getting a Wii U. However, I'm probably going to need to know about at least 3 more games that I'll actually enjoy that don't feel too gimmicky or use th...
by liveboy21
Wed May 01, 2013 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lamar Smith wants to change peer review
Replies: 38
Views: 4158

Lamar Smith wants to change peer review

Link to article : http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/29/sopa-creators-latest-bill-proposes-stripping-peer-review-from-science-funding/ Smith’s “High Quality Research Act,” embedded below, scraps the NSF’s current peer-review process, which solicits the opinions of independent experts as to the “inte...
by liveboy21
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Can light go on forever?
Replies: 71
Views: 18147

Can light go on forever?

Let's say that from a light source in space, some light travels in a path that has nothing in its way. No planets, no other stars, no gases, no...stuff. Will the beam of light travel 'forever' or will it slow down and stop or will something else happen?
by liveboy21
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 107746

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

The twitter post "I will kill all of you, as you killed my brother" Is a fake fake account https://twitter.com/Dzhokhar_A Real one https://twitter.com/Dzhokhar_ Both twitter accounts are fake. http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/04/19/no_you_didn_t_just_find_dzhokhar_tsarnaev_s_secret_...

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