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by Eomund
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Do you think that's ideology you're breathing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: Do you think that's ideology you're breathing?

Most political discussion is predicated on two fallacies. The first is that people actually think through their positions and choose the one they think is correct, or just, or what have you. THIS IS SIMPLY NEVER TRUE. A lot of people have deluded themselves into thinking they have, but their ration...
by Eomund
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Computer Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 2079

Re: Computer Upgrade

I've had a Samsung Evo 850 SSD (500 GB) for about a year or so and it's been pretty awesome. I put all my games on it. Do you know what games you'll be playing that you might feel the need to upgrade for? I'll probably be getting stuff like the Witcher 3, Fallout 4, XCOM 2 and maybe GTA V. Edit: Af...
by Eomund
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Computer Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 2079

Computer Upgrade

A few years ago, with help from people on this board, I built a gaming computer for myself. I am now looking to make some upgrades to it. My first priority is another SSD. Right now I have a 240 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. The SSD does not have enough room for all the games I want on it. (I move them ove...
by Eomund
Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Factorio - automate ALL the things!
Replies: 122
Views: 56442

Re: Factorio - automate ALL the things!

So I got this game yesterday. I have beaten the campaign thing and have played 15 hours already. Need I say more?

PS I love trains.
by Eomund
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sortition (split from 2016 US Presidential Election)
Replies: 70
Views: 10714

Re: Sortition (split from 2016 US Presidential Election)

One of my big concerns is that there isn't any sort of baseline agreement. For a criminal trial everyone in your jury is going to agree that murder is bad and murderers should be punished. All they have to figure out the facts. With a legislative jury, you could have huge divergence on the underlyi...
by Eomund
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sortition (split from 2016 US Presidential Election)
Replies: 70
Views: 10714

Re: Sortition (split from 2016 US Presidential Election)

I can't say I like the idea of a jury legislature. It sounds like a good idea, but I have some serious concerns about how it works in practice. One of my big concerns is that there isn't any sort of baseline agreement. For a criminal trial everyone in your jury is going to agree that murder is bad a...
by Eomund
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 280782

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Serious question, how did you manage a return mission from Eve, even without atmospheric heating? I once saw a Scott Manley video where he had to drop this ridiculous massive rocket with a bajillion parts. It had wheels . Wheels, so he could drive it to the top of a mountain and launch where the ai...
by Eomund
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 280782

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I finally did it. After 829 hours IRL and 399 years in game, Jeb has visited and safely returned from every rocky planet and moon in the system. My one caveat is that I turned off atmospheric heating as that wasn't a thing when I started and I didn't want to have to redesign all my spacecraft (espec...
by Eomund
Sat May 02, 2015 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Fixing police brutality
Replies: 107
Views: 29381

Re: Fixing police brutality

I am not from USA so maybe my view isn't accurate. But I see the Police Shooting Problem (or whatever it should be called) as just a result of the gun culture. I presume that you also view the problem of police tazing people as just a result of electricity culture? Of police smashing people with ba...
by Eomund
Sat May 02, 2015 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Fixing police brutality
Replies: 107
Views: 29381

Re: Fixing police brutality

I am not from USA so maybe my view isn't accurate. But I see the Police Shooting Problem (or whatever it should be called) as just a result of the gun culture. The US has an incredibly high number of gun related deaths by civilians so it is no surprise that you see the same thing for the police. I d...
by Eomund
Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 378
Views: 99047

Re: Math: Fleeting Thoughts

Is there a name for the associative binary operation in a semigroup, or is it just called an associative binary operation? According to wikipedia , The binary operation of a semigroup is most often denoted multiplicatively: x·y, or simply xy, denotes the result of applying the semigroup operation t...
by Eomund
Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6132290

Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

I just watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and realized that their lights display was supposed to be ridiculously over the top. However, it is tame compared to some of the houses around here. :shock:
by Eomund
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 253126

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

I have up till now only played casual and limited but I am thinking of getting into standard. I think I have got a decent GW deck here and I am looking for input. Don't be afraid to say that this is a bad deck as I am not really sure what I am doing. It is mostly based on what I have already got and...
by Eomund
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 253126

Re: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename

Now I don't think is legal in any tournaments (I just play casual) but Nightshade Peddler (or I suppose anything that gives deathtouch to a creature) and Goblin Sharpshooter If I understand this right, assuming they are soulbound, you tap the Goblin Sharpshooter and target a creature to do one damag...
by Eomund
Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Stem Cell Shinnanigans
Replies: 9
Views: 3036

Re: Stem Cell Shinnanigans

by Eomund
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6132290

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

If you're interested in these things, you can download the transcripts from the Gemini and Apollo missions. http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/mission ... cripts.htm
by Eomund
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2169
Views: 346867

Re: Questions For The World

I have a question for the Americans out there. What do you think of the term "Yankee"? Is it offensive? Is it okay if done in jest? And who does it describe? All Americans? Just New Englanders (or is that New Englishmen)?
by Eomund
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89736
Views: 6132290

Re: Unfetched hashes and turtle-excluding devices

I don't know if this is the right thread, but I found this on the internet and it was too funny not to share.

WARNING: Do not click this link if you are in a place where it would be inappropriate to laugh out loud.

http://9gag.com/gag/agyOxmx
by Eomund
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 477653

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop

I haven't used this mod but a friend showed me it at work and I literally laughed until my sides hurt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4rBkV-vRpY

I guess I am still a little kid inside.
by Eomund
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 280782

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Dres is a bitch. Being so small and having the orbital inclination make it hard to find.

My lander drifted into a stable orbit after 5 years and with 210 units of fuel. Now I'll have to do it all over again with the refueling ship. What fun!
by Eomund
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 718
Views: 280782

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I got this game a week or so ago when it was on sale on steam. At first I was sort of, meh, as it has a steep learning curve. But now that I have taken three brave Kerbalnauts to the Moon and back I am getting really into it. Last night I sent an unmanned rocket with a rover to the moon, with the in...
by Eomund
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PC buying guide?
Replies: 8
Views: 7031

Re: PC buying guide?

I would second the SSD suggestiong. But what I would recommend is getting both an SSD and a HDD. Put your OS and games on the SSD and music, movies and tv shows on the HDD.

I went with a 250GB SSD but you could probably get away with half that. (I have both windows 8 and debian on it.)
by Eomund
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1277: "Ayn Random"
Replies: 534
Views: 60609

Re: 1277: "Ayn Random"

fifiste wrote:I think a cool ass-cave is cool.


I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.
by Eomund
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Elder Scrolls Online
Replies: 58
Views: 30149

Re: Elder Scrolls Online

You can sign up for the beta at http://elderscrollsonline.com/
by Eomund
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Is discrimination based on birth order a thing?
Replies: 23
Views: 9619

Re: Is discrimination based on birth order a thing?

Of course such overly broad generalizations are as lame as any other basis for casually discriminating against someone, but it strikes me as odd that I do not seem to hear about things like this more often, given the perverse logic one can use to back them up. Is this a thing? Because you can trace...
by Eomund
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?
Replies: 340
Views: 31117

Re: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?

I hear in australia, you shut the government down too much, and they kick you all out automatically and elect new folks. That might be a good start. It's happened once before. It happens that way in all Parliamentary democracies and is called loss of supply . The fact that the US government can rem...
by Eomund
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2169
Views: 346867

Re: Questions For The World

I know that Scotland is part of Great Britain, so is it okay/proper to call a Scotsman (or Scotswoman) British?

(I do know that you should never, ever, ever, ever call them English)
by Eomund
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK (Now starting!)
Replies: 1358
Views: 297226

Re: HEXATTACK (Now starting!)

I am back!
Spoiler:
w:Push down right
N:Do nothing
1:Move down right
2:attack down right
3: do nothing
by Eomund
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Unreal Time Strategy Game
Replies: 254
Views: 39740

Re: Unreal Time Strategy Game

Sorry guys. I am not dead, I am back!

Moves:
Spoiler:
Build a destroyer
build a stiker
build a sniper
build a balista
Strikers attack enemy destroyer
Snipers each target a different constructor
archer and one balista target one turrent
two balistas target other turret
new archer move towards enemy
by Eomund
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Safely executing unkown code
Replies: 23
Views: 4013

Re: Safely executing unkown code

Limiting memory usage of Lua might be easy, on Stack Overflow ( http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9671793/limiting-a-lua-scripts-memory-usage ) there is an answer that tells the interpreter can be given your own allocation function. I think also I came across some other discussion that talked abou...
by Eomund
Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK (Now starting!)
Replies: 1358
Views: 297226

Re: HEXATTACK (Now starting!)

Shoudn't my one have killed Vyturn's Ninja

Spoiler:
W: move down right
N: move down
1: move down right
3:move up
by Eomund
Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Unreal Time Strategy Game
Replies: 254
Views: 39740

Re: Unreal Time Strategy Game

@Vytron
Spoiler:
Build a solar panel at e4

One striker attack vulture, all others attack ship
Three snipers attack vulture
One sniper attack enemy sniper
One balista and one tank target o4
one balista and one tank target o5
All other units target o6
radar move to k3
by Eomund
Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Safely executing unkown code
Replies: 23
Views: 4013

Re: Safely executing unkown code

I think I'm going to have to give a try to C++ with some embedded Lua. Lua seems really easy to sandbox:
http://lua-users.org/wiki/SandBoxes
by Eomund
Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1053: “Ten Thousand”
Replies: 127
Views: 33576

Re: 1053: “Ten Thousand”

The other day some of my coworkers were in the ten thousand for Abbott and Costello's Who's On First. And in case there are any here who's lucky day is today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTcRRaXV-fg
by Eomund
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Safely executing unkown code
Replies: 23
Views: 4013

Safely executing unkown code

I am thinking of making a game where the players would submit some code that would control their units. This should be easy enough to do; however, I do not know the best method of doing safely. Basically, I would want to take an input source code file and be able to run a subset of a programing lang...
by Eomund
Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK (Now starting!)
Replies: 1358
Views: 297226

Re: HEXATTACK (Now starting!)

@Vytron
Spoiler:
W: push down right
N:move down right
1:Attack up right
3:move down right
by Eomund
Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK (Now starting!)
Replies: 1358
Views: 297226

Re: HEXATTACK (Now starting!)

Spoiler:
W: Push down right
N: Move down right
1: Move down right
2: Attack down right
3: Move down
by Eomund
Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Unreal Time Strategy Game
Replies: 254
Views: 39740

Re: Unreal Time Strategy Game

@Vytron
Spoiler:
One striker attack damaged ship.
All other strikers attack new ship
One sniper target p7
One sniper target q6
One sniper target q3
Tanks target p8
Balistas target p7
Move two new snipers to h10
Build a striker
build an archer
Build a constructor
build a harvester
by Eomund
Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Unreal Time Strategy Game
Replies: 254
Views: 39740

Re: Unreal Time Strategy Game: New kid in town!

Sorry, I didn't see that latest post

@Vytron
Spoiler:
One striker attack enemy ship
Other strikers go for enemy shipyard
Vulture attack enemy vulture
One sniper attack q3
one sniper attack q4
one sniper attack p6
balistas target n6
archers and tanks targets n7

Build a striker and a sniper and a radar
by Eomund
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HEXATTACK (Now starting!)
Replies: 1358
Views: 297226

Re: HEXATTACK (Now starting!)

@Vytron (moves)
Spoiler:
W: Move down
N: Attack down right
1: Move down right
2: Move down right
3: Move down

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