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by Kulantan
Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pillars of Eternity
Replies: 16
Views: 7162

Re: Pillars of Eternity

Anyone else play it? It's just like Baldur's Gate, but in a different setting! I love it. Spoiler for Od Nua-dungeon Currently struggling a bit with killing the adra dragon. I am determined to straight up kill it (not do the thing with the amulet etc.) and it's proving a bit tricky as i...
by Kulantan
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 339454

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I'm the same, I didn't enjoy science at all. I like setting my own goals, and the science system pushes me to set goals I find incredibly boring (like landing on the mun over and over again to get all the science on it) I'm more interested in contracts, though, because I like the idea of having to ...
by Kulantan
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Drop-Dropbox movement: Condoleezza Rice appointed to Board
Replies: 19
Views: 4090

Re: Drop-Dropbox movement: Condoleezza Rice appointed to Boa

krogoth wrote:Upload encrypted HE-MAN HEYEAYEA SONG FOR 10 HOURS, with label 'hidden child porn' to dropbox, checkmate, after decrypting it they have to watch it to check right?

Nah, that would never work. Call it "Super Secret Terrorist Plan - Steganographic Copy".
by Kulantan
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NATO
Replies: 39
Views: 7699

Re: A former leftwing radical has been appointed to lead NAT

PS ’Jens Stoltenberg has been referred to as a leader who detests confrontations by those who know him, a very ‘beneficial trait’ for a military leader. Why the quotation marks? Are you being sarcastic? Cause I think its a pretty nice quality in a military leader, which the Secretary General of NAT...
by Kulantan
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 339454

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Suzaku wrote:I can decelerate from 150 to < 10 m/s pretty easily in 5000m, usually not in 500.


More engines. Its the only Kerbal thing to do.
by Kulantan
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 141066

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

Oh and also there is also the fact that mech soldier's require more kills(exp) to be promoted. That is one good reason not to convert rookies to MECs, but not the most important one. The MEC Trooper retains their previous stats when converted. Since MEC Troopers have poor stat progression this mean...
by Kulantan
Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 339454

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Edit: just tried it with a plane . 14 minutes and 14 seconds between take-off and touchdown. Interesting thing: the turbojet continued working long after the intake air hit 0.0. Is that normal? That looks like a bug to me. You should have flamed out much earlier. But since you did eventually flame ...
by Kulantan
Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 339454

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Izawwlgood wrote:RAPIER is hax.

They make SSTO design so painless.
by Kulantan
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9229011

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Find a different job.
by Kulantan
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 647686

Re: EVE Online

Well its going to depend on the risk/reward and the clearing speed of the new ships. Doing 4/10 in highsec in a T3 was ok money before they stopped T3 entering.
by Kulantan
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 647686

Re: EVE Online

As a Gallente/Amarr trained explorer, the Sisters of Eve ships sound perfect.
by Kulantan
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Australian Election — Landslide
Replies: 21
Views: 5046

Re: Australian Election — Landslide

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by Kulantan
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Xero's Rule
Replies: 71
Views: 13363

Re: Xero's Rule

Not really...it was simply that somebody was born with a different enough perspective. I'd dispute the idea that each innovation requires a particular perspective to invent. But that is a minor quibble compared to the idea that you're born with a set perspective. The human brain is plastic and our ...
by Kulantan
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Xero's Rule
Replies: 71
Views: 13363

Re: Xero's Rule

This is because progress depends on coming up with new and better uses of your society's limited resources...which you can't do if everybody thinks alike. Hang on, what? Are you seriously claiming that no single intelligence can ever make any progress? I can come up with different ways to distribut...
by Kulantan
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Xero's Rule
Replies: 71
Views: 13363

Re: Xero's Rule

Xerographica wrote:The aliens and ourselves will have something in common...

Really? What if they're a solipsistic hive mind, non-conscious intelligence, aggressive borganism or otherwise incomprehensible. I'm not just talking about how much intelligence, I'm also talking about our ability to communicate meaningfully.
by Kulantan
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Xero's Rule
Replies: 71
Views: 13363

Re: Xero's Rule

I have many problems with this argument. But the most glaring one is the massive assumption that aliens would be human equivalent intelligences. If they weren't then they might have little use for our opinions.
by Kulantan
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout: New Vegas : It's Anti-Materiel. Not Material.
Replies: 613
Views: 91370

Re: Fallout: New Vegas : It's Anti-Materiel. Not Material.

On the machine that I played NV most, I had a 20% chance of crashing if I used VATS. Sniper or melee characters were pretty much all I played. VATS was only used for two things, shots that had to hit or else I'd die (deathclaw, mother and alpha) and when particular body parts had to be taken out for...
by Kulantan
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKeyscore: Worse than PRISM
Replies: 35
Views: 10725

Re: XKeyscore: Worse than PRISM

Everything gets saved and stays in cache for at least a several hours, and more interesting data gets saved for a much longer time. Furthermore the fuck-off huge data center they are building (estimate finishing next month) will be used to considerably extend that. That or store a permanent full vi...
by Kulantan
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Recognition of Marriage and Family status in tax system?
Replies: 27
Views: 5052

Re: Recognition of Marriage and Family status in tax system?

You think the current financial disincentives to two-parent housholds are positive? Its not financial disincentives to two-parent households... It a disincentive to single earner households. However I was intrigued by your implication (perverse incentive and such) that not only is the current syste...
by Kulantan
Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Fast Food Strikes
Replies: 327
Views: 86593

Re: US Fast Food Strikes

Rubbish. I've worked "shit jobs" most of my life - there are a ton of providers of them. In fact, I'd suggest that there are more buyers of unskilled than skilled labour. Competition in fast food is fierce - to bring it back to this case, how many fast food outlets are there within three ...
by Kulantan
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Fast Food Strikes
Replies: 327
Views: 86593

Re: US Fast Food Strikes

Because those aren't exactly easy "distortions" to fix. Its pretty much the universal state of employment. Plus the evidence for a link between an increased minimum wage and increased unemployment is pretty unconvincing.
by Kulantan
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PRISM: NSA access to big tech companies because trrrrists
Replies: 240
Views: 85845

Re: PRISM: NSA access to big tech companies because trrrrist

You think the NSA wouldn't know who the whistleblower was? They certainly didn't know it was him when he revealed himself. He was still on Booz Allen's payroll till a day or two after he revealed himself, reportedly on vacation time. He should have taken advantage of that time to get into a better ...
by Kulantan
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PRISM: NSA access to big tech companies because trrrrists
Replies: 240
Views: 85845

Re: PRISM: NSA access to big tech companies because trrrrist

I understand the want to leak information here. But what I don't get is why was he so narscisitic to reveal his own identity? You think the NSA wouldn't know who the whistleblower was? Or that he could seek asylum without giving his name? Giving the US the initiative on revealing his identity when ...
by Kulantan
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2668047

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

Pretty simple solution: Create a new test, and this new standardized test is simply set as "no cheating". Admit the previous test is a failure in culture, and has been ruined by cheaters. The new test will be more strictly monitored. Yeah, the problem would be getting everyone, including ...
by Kulantan
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: XBox One
Replies: 90
Views: 19580

Re: XBox One

The camera and microphones won't be recording. They'll just be capturing a frame at a time, some code sees if it contains a command, and if not it is thrown away. This code can't tell if you're jerking off, nor does it care. No person has access to this data. The Kinect is just some circuitry. The ...
by Kulantan
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PRISM: NSA access to big tech companies because trrrrists
Replies: 240
Views: 85845

Re: PRISM: NSA access to big tech companies because trrrrist

If the PRISM program is shut down, we would be telling our enemies to use Gmail and Facebook to gain immunity from the NSA. Well there are also these things called warrants which if you have a suspicion with evidence you can get information about specific individuals. As for PRISM being a non-issue...
by Kulantan
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PRISM: NSA access to big tech companies because trrrrists
Replies: 240
Views: 85845

Re: PRISM: NSA access to big tech companies because trrrrist

And I call bullshit on his claims. So the Boundless Informant stuff is just made up? That is a map that shows exactly the data that Wyden and Udall were looking for. Is the Verizon court order ? Was the warrantless wiretapping scandal bullshit? 'Cause that did involve spying on Americans' communica...
by Kulantan
Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: PRISM: NSA access to big tech companies because trrrrists
Replies: 240
Views: 85845

Re: PRISM: NSA access to big tech companies because trrrrist

TIL that the NSA make terrible powerpoint slides.

Also that the NSA thinks that Fisa warrants are too restrictive, which is like saying that water isn't wet enough. Plus as a foreigner I'd quite like some sort of privacy.
by Kulantan
Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 647686

Re: EVE Online

As a dedicated explorer this expansion is awesome. The new hacking and so on is more engaging than watching the module cycle. The probe formations save on so much tedium. Best of all is no mobs in radar and mags. Plus once you know the some tricks the new sites are perhaps more profitable than the o...
by Kulantan
Mon May 20, 2013 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 761713

Re: Doctor Whom

Where did the silence go to anyway? If their entire purpose of being is stopping the doctor from going to Trenzalore, why on earth don't they have a base on Trenzalore? That seems like too big an oversight to just handwave away. Or are the whisperers related to the silence? Maybe this isn't...
by Kulantan
Mon May 20, 2013 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 761713

Re: Doctor Whom

I wonder why did the Silence want to stop the name of the doctor being spoken at Trenzalore? Also does Clara know the Doctor's name now given that she now remembers the day when she read it, she would have heard River speak it and was present along the Doctor's whole timeline? I think the n...
by Kulantan
Thu May 16, 2013 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 339454

Re: Kerbal Space Program

When your highest altitude is going to hit 70,000m, cut your engines completely and drift on up there, then fire towards the horizon until you're in orbit (You can click on the high point, create a maneuver, and use that as a way of figuring out which way to point). Aiming for 70,000m might be a li...
by Kulantan
Sun May 12, 2013 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 761713

Re: Doctor Whom

Yeah, in the latest episode (Nightmare in Silver) the Cyber-Planner says that the Doctor's brain has had "ten complete rejigs". Eleven Doctors, ten regeneration. If Moffat was writing in another doctor then you'd expect that he'd be making sure stuff was consistent with that now.
by Kulantan
Fri May 10, 2013 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 339454

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I haven't seen anything. I think electricity is waiting on the resources update. Once we have to worry about life support I think electricity will be a good deal more useful.
by Kulantan
Sat May 04, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Guantanamo Hunger Strike
Replies: 50
Views: 9396

Re: Guantanamo Hunger Strike

Well it would be very embarrassing if they participated in an anti-American attack. Hell, it would be embarrassing if they acted as a rallying symbol of anti-American political sentiment in their countries. Without guarantees that these people, who have been illegally locked away for years, won't th...
by Kulantan
Sat May 04, 2013 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Private Prisons more effective than Public-sector Prisons?
Replies: 17
Views: 2982

Re: Private Prisons more effective than Public-sector Prison

The report made for an interesting read. Basically the report claims that private prisons are cheaper and have better inmate/prisons officer relations because they treat their staff a lot worse than publicly run prisons. The low wages and worse benefits meant that the staff turnover is higher. In tu...
by Kulantan
Fri May 03, 2013 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Elder Scrolls Online
Replies: 58
Views: 34445

Re: Elder Scrolls Online

Ah that explains a lot/at least something. Sorry, I saw Aldmeri Dominion and assumed post Skyrim.
by Kulantan
Fri May 03, 2013 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Elder Scrolls Online
Replies: 58
Views: 34445

Re: Elder Scrolls Online

"Oh hi there slave race and blond jackasses who keep trying to invade - let's all team up!" "Oh hi there slave race that came and ravaged any land that wasn't covered in 200 feet of ash after Red Mountain erupted." I mean I can almost imagine the Nords and Dunmer on a team. Mayb...
by Kulantan
Thu May 02, 2013 2:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Guantanamo Hunger Strike
Replies: 50
Views: 9396

Re: Guantanamo Hunger Strike

It is also important to remember that it is Obama who ordered that the Yemeni detainees that have been cleared for release be held indefinitely until "security in Yemen improves". He did this because of a failed terrorist attempt and it essentially makes being Yemeni in Guantanamo a crime....
by Kulantan
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 647686

Re: EVE Online

I just watched Soundwave's keynote. I wonder if the no mobs in profession sites extends to low and null. If so I foresee a lot of competition from a whole bunch of covert ops/exploration frigates stacking warp core stabilizers. I wouldn't mind the competition by I could do without the price drop tha...

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