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by Yablo
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 1894
Views: 117507

Re: One Letter Word Game

sapping
by Yablo
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)
Replies: 123
Views: 39909

Re: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)

Thanks! I told the players well in advance that I was going all out trying to make them paranoid, and they laughed it off. They were already getting the creepy paranoia vibe by the time Atwood entered the diner. As soon as I mentioned the song, two players actually shivered. The other laughed and to...
by Yablo
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)
Replies: 123
Views: 39909

Re: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)

The Bedford Project – Session 1 Atwood and Dempsey had gone their separate ways. While Dempsey returned home, Atwood called in a couple weeks of leave and remained in Vermont to test a few theories on the disc and ley lines. The rest of the summer passed quickly, but not quite a week into autumn, b...
by Yablo
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)
Replies: 123
Views: 39909

Re: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)

Okay, so ...! I could use work and life as excuses for not getting the write-up posted on time, but probably the bigger reason is the sheer number of words. The first session write-up for any given Operation is usually longer than others because of the briefing, preparation, and preliminary investig...
by Yablo
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 223902

Re: The worst film you've seen

Saw Disclaimer: I've never actually seen the entirety of any of the Saw movies, but the parts I have seen were just ... bad. I mean, they were really well done, I guess, given their intended purpose of overloading your tolerance for gore. But anyone who's read the Delta Green thread in my sig proba...
by Yablo
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SCOTUS Biased Against Basic Mathematical Arguments
Replies: 47
Views: 3862

Re: SCOTUS Biased Against Basic Mathematical Arguments

If your entire defense in the supreme courts boils down to a lot of, "scientific words and maths phrase," then that is NOT a defense in court. It's the TL;DR approach to the Chewbacca Defense . Maths is just too complicated for laypeople to get. And that is a failing of maths and sciences...
by Yablo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14297
Views: 2028626

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

GPS is only a first-approximation navigation tool. When combined with crowd-sourced data the accuracy goes up way further. Even then, there's no guarantee two feuding companies won't strand you somewhere just because they can. My wife (girlfriend at the time) and I drove cross-country from Tennesse...
by Yablo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3409
Views: 406420

Re: The Darker Side of the News

But can you pray the straight away? If I pray for guidance and don't walk away knowing gay is the one true way, that tells me it's not a sin to be straight either. Yet God did say: "Men and men laying with each other are abominations..." dunno about lezzies though? All the proof I need to...
by Yablo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14297
Views: 2028626

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

A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y. Every once-in-a-while, W, because screw English.
by Yablo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3409
Views: 406420

Re: The Darker Side of the News

But when they opened the box, according to court papers, they instead discovered Vistaprint shipped them “approximately 80 copies of a discriminatory pamphlet entitled Understanding Temptation: Fight the Good Fight of the Faith.” My favorite part. Pray the gay away never works. Even counselors and ...
by Yablo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 30
Views: 1260

Re: RPG without humans

Is roleplaying an elf/dwarf/ hobbit actually hard for anyone already immersed in nerd culture ? Or is that just game makers giving us a super easy option? Not to generalize, but in at least some cases, it can be nearly impossible. The more detailed the history, culture, and lore surrounding a race,...
by Yablo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4221
Views: 287159

Re: Trump presidency

I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank XKCD and the forum for remaining neutral and open-minded regarding politics. You know, except that our Vice President's name is auto-replaced with "A Wet Rag Stuffed Into a Tailpipe." While I find that funny, it's hardly welcoming and encoura...
by Yablo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4221
Views: 287159

Re: Trump presidency

Yablo, would you please describe exactly what Trump is doing that you support? You keep saying he's doing a good job, and following through on his promises. Which exactly do you support? This is what we are seeing from this administration: The intentional undermining of nearly every cabinet departm...
by Yablo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4221
Views: 287159

Re: Trump presidency

The correct analogue here, then, wouldn't be someone refusing to treat or provide service to a person, but refusing to provide a service of a specific type . IE, an ER doctor refusing to perform blood transfusions because they're a Jehovah Witness. If I'm understanding you correctly, then yes, cond...
by Yablo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4221
Views: 287159

Re: Trump presidency

I personally vote that the bakery should have the right to refuse the gay wedding cake, but not refuse the wedding cake. That is, the baker can't refuse to make a standard wedding cake for a "wedding" and the couple then add the plastic guys on top... hey wait can you have a cake covered ...
by Yablo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4221
Views: 287159

Re: Trump presidency

... legitimately held religious beliefs need to be protected and defended. On this point I have to disagree. It does not matter how legitimately held a religious belief is if that belief is deleterious to society and/or harmful to other individuals. Okay. I do agree with you there, and I didn't mea...
by Yablo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4221
Views: 287159

Re: Trump presidency

Yablo, I've been kind of pleasantly surprised by you since I noticed your existence (somewhere earlier in this thread, I think, where I posed a Bender laughing gif). I haven't been reading things you've written very closely because frankly I'm just exhausted all the time these days and don't have t...
by Yablo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4221
Views: 287159

Re: Trump presidency

They both still amount to the same thing, refusing service to someone based on who they are, which is discrimination. Whether it's for a birthday or a wedding should make no difference. I do agree that it should make no difference, and to me, personally, it doesn't make a difference. But forcing so...
by Yablo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4221
Views: 287159

Re: Trump presidency

Some of you guys are making liberals look terrible. Please stop doing that. I enjoy my liberal label and would rather my opponents not assume I'm crazy just because I'm left of center. Thanks. Yablo might have some unpopular views around these parts, but screaming about it doesn't help anyone. He's...
by Yablo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4221
Views: 287159

Re: Trump presidency

With all seriousness, why is it acceptable for a Christian baker to not provide services to customers on religious grounds, but not for a doctor to do the same with patients? If your answer has anything to do with differentiating the needs of customers and patients, yes, that was my point. You are ...
by Yablo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4221
Views: 287159

Re: Trump presidency

Yes, if you look at only the things that you like, and dismiss every horrible thing coming out of the administration as "Fake News", then you can keep saying that you are generally pleased and refuse to hold anyone accountable; but really, that just makes you a selfish nihilist. In the en...
by Yablo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: RPG without humans
Replies: 30
Views: 1260

Re: RPG without humans

Most RPGs, whether they have humans or not, have races with qualities based on human traits and cultures. It makes understanding and relating to the non-human race easier for the majority of players. Creating or playing a completely alien race is difficult for a human mind, and when most people try ...
by Yablo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4221
Views: 287159

Re: Trump presidency

Trump Admin Will Protect Health Workers Who Refuse Services On Religious Grounds So as a gay Jewish immigrant I can be refused healthcare service now on three different grounds. Supposedly citing freedom of religion as the cause. I'm sorry - if your morals impact your work go to a different line of...
by Yablo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4221
Views: 287159

Re: Trump presidency

The thing about Capitalism is that regardless of what a company can do, if it can make more money doing something else, it will. That, of course, assumes competent and non-lazy corporate management, but still. If it doesn't make economic sense to a mining company, it's not going to bother.
by Yablo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 4349

Re: Winfrey presidency

If you paid any attention instead of randomly posting, you would realize that point 4 also denigrates Trump. Oprah is overrated as a potential candidate, come back when it's summer or spring, and then we'll talk about her chances. I have paid attention, and I specifically didn't disagree with point...
by Yablo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3409
Views: 406420

Re: The Darker Side of the News

One more response in spoilers for Yablo b/c and then I'm outta here to cool my heels. Twisted thoughts on parenting and teen girls you have been warned I think we should just let kids act out a bit. Hearing a kid be noisy is not the end of the world even if she cries, or throws things or pushes an ...
by Yablo
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3409
Views: 406420

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Anyways, I still think we should monitor bad parents, b/c it's the only way. Governments watching bad citizens can be good too. I agree to a point. There are plenty of things which nearly everyone can agree are signs of good or bad parenting and citizenship, and watching for those things would be g...
by Yablo
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 4349

Re: Winfrey presidency

CorruptUser wrote:So can we all agree that

1) Winfrey better than Trump
2) There exists a large pool of candidates that are better than Winfrey
3) We should probably choose someone from said pool instead
4) but if our choice is Cheeto or Big O, go big or go home


I agree with all but point #1.
by Yablo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 4349

Re: Winfrey presidency

(On second thought, turns our Trump didn't actually want to be president either, so maybe that logic doesn't work so well after all). There's no credible evidence to that effect, and by all accounts from those who should know (the ones who were with him on election night when the results were annou...
by Yablo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 4349

Re: Winfrey presidency

Of course, conservative Christians will be apoplectic because she's living in sin instead of marrying, has done more to normalize the image of LGBT people in society than anyone else, and has said many things about religion/God that are incompatible with their own beliefs. Many pro-business people ...
by Yablo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word association, rounded to the following letter
Replies: 685
Views: 57215

Re: Word association, rounded to the following letter

Queen > Royal
by Yablo
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)
Replies: 123
Views: 39909

Re: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)

Wow ... Thank you very much! It's always nice to hear someone's not only reading but also enjoying it. Honestly, I'll keep writing whether anyone reads or not, but please don't let that stop you. And definitely feel free to post questions and comments here. I do my best to convey the important bits ...
by Yablo
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4221
Views: 287159

Re: Trump presidency

And as long as we keep saying blatantly false things like, "You can be actually corrupt and if you just Appear to Be Corrupt that's just as bad am I right guys? Girls? Anyone?" Because it's just not true. Real Corruption is always worse than fake corruption. Even for pretty pretty public ...
by Yablo
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)
Replies: 123
Views: 39909

Re: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)

Just a quick holiday update. The plan is to get back to the game on the 15th, so regular updates should resume after that. We'll have at least two of the three players, and at the moment, I'm contemplating a slow-developing (at first) police procedural sort of Op with an occult hook to draw Atwood i...
by Yablo
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 1894
Views: 117507

Re: One Letter Word Game

whole
by Yablo
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word association, rounded to the following letter
Replies: 685
Views: 57215

Re: Word association, rounded to the following letter

Yellow > Canary > Bird > Animal > Zoo
by Yablo
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 841373

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

chocolate
by Yablo
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 1894
Views: 117507

Re: One Letter Word Game

course
by Yablo
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)
Replies: 123
Views: 39909

Re: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)

Whereabouts Unknown The summer months in Knoxville were always busy for Special Agent Atwood, but there was almost never any overtime authorized. The days of late May and early June blurred into routine, and he spent much of his free time reading. This month, the FBI profiler’s focus was social and...
by Yablo
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)
Replies: 123
Views: 39909

Re: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)

With a couple days to go before the game, I had to switch gears. One of the players was going to make it this week, but then he'll be on vacation for a month or so. Rather than have a player start an Op and miss the middle and end, I decided to try for something I hoped could be resolved in one sess...

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