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by Opus_723
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 492358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm a scientifically minded person, and I certainly understand the inclination to do a cost-benefit analysis. I even think it's a helpful exercise. But frankly, I don't really care if some islands are increasing in area when the salmon run in my state is collapsing due to warmer water. I just want p...
by Opus_723
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 492358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Speaking as a young liberal in the Pacific Northwest, I'm not sure *I* understand the violent protests here. But I've never lived in Seattle or Portland. In the medium-sized cities, we're seeing lots of peaceful protesting, but it always seems to turn violent in the two big ones. Maybe there's just...
by Opus_723
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 492358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Speaking as a young liberal in the Pacific Northwest, I'm not sure *I* understand the violent protests here. But I've never lived in Seattle or Portland. In the medium-sized cities, we're seeing lots of peaceful protesting, but it always seems to turn violent in the two big ones. Maybe there's just...
by Opus_723
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 492358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Speaking as a young liberal in the Pacific Northwest, I'm not sure *I* understand the violent protests here. But I've never lived in Seattle or Portland. In the medium-sized cities, we're seeing lots of peaceful protesting, but it always seems to turn violent in the two big ones. Maybe there's just ...
by Opus_723
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 492358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

this is what you voted for: https://twitter.com/i/moments/796417517157830656 Let's not ignore this either. Geez, that video is going to hang around for a long time. It wouldn't matter now if there ended up being a hundred violent pro-Trump incidents to every one anti-Trump attack. This one is on vi...
by Opus_723
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 492358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm really curious about some of the demographics of the vote. I mean, it's possible that Trump performed better with minorities than Romney, but, you know, that seems weird. Is there any way to distinguish, using the data that's collected, between increased Trump support among the demographic vs. l...
by Opus_723
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 492358

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The rhetoric from republican voters towards dems has been horrific for years, it's hardly one way. Apparently republicans are much thinner skinned though. They elected the right leader then... Oh, please. Both sides do it, but don't pretend only one side gets scandalized when a simple phrase as &qu...
by Opus_723
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"
Replies: 523
Views: 40386

Re: 1732: "Earth Temperature Timeline"

I don't believe that will be forthcoming. That he "reads papers and the people who do the maths agree with him" was the citation I got for water not being an important greenhouse gas (and that it is, in fact, the reverse: that warming causes water vapor, and water vapor cannot hold heat b...
by Opus_723
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Earth-mass planet found in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri
Replies: 27
Views: 3226

Re: Earth-mass planet found in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri

The current strategy is to go either super small, or to use nukes. Rough math was like the US/Russian nuclear inventory converted into nuclear pulse rocket engine would get you to .2c speed. Not too shabby without super science, eh? Pssssh. Barely anything weird happens at .2c. If you're only going...
by Opus_723
Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I trust science. So I let it make decisions for me.
Replies: 22
Views: 4068

Re: I trust science. So I let it make decisions for me.

Not that I doubt your system or anything, but I'm having trouble riding my fruit bat. Does anyone have any advice?
by Opus_723
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 28752
Views: 1475113

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Smalltown @Vytron This game was too much for me as a newbie. I was sort of just following my scumbuddies at first, and then my internet went south and I was forced into lurking for most of D1. I need to build a lot more confidence before I try something like that again. Do you think I should have di...
by Opus_723
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - Game Over
Replies: 201
Views: 15441

Re: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - Game Over

My internet really was intermittent this week, so I think it was mostly that I wasn't around enough. I saw Yablo's vote, then posted and waited for SDK to show up, but I couldn't wait long enough. Then SDK finally voted while I wasn't around, so I voted first thing when I showed up. Thanks for the g...
by Opus_723
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - Game Over
Replies: 201
Views: 15441

Re: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - Game Over

That was great, everyone! I have to admit I was really surprised at how much town cred I racked up (there was a string of like fours posts almost in a row on D2 where people all ranked me as the most townie, and that was just a little terrifying). I was starting to worry I was overdoing it. I honest...
by Opus_723
Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:44 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 28752
Views: 1475113

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Smalltown Well, it looks like I've played pretty poorly this game. I'm disappointed, but Sungura has made it very clear where I went wrong, so it's a learning experience at least. Bonus lesson: don't play games of deceit when you're grumpy, sick in bed, and bored. To clarify for ...
by Opus_723
Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 43218

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D1: A is for Anarchy

Wow. I knew I'd have some catching up to do, but this is quite a pile of homework. I hate to just drop out like that, but my internet has been vanishing for days at a time this week. I'm hoping that's over with, but I thought it was fixed a few days ago too, and that didn't pan out, so we'll see. I'...
by Opus_723
Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - Game Over
Replies: 201
Views: 15441

Re: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - D3

Well, I think I've made up my mind at any rate.

VOTE: faubiguy
by Opus_723
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - Game Over
Replies: 201
Views: 15441

Re: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - D3

My condolences, bessie. I'm sorry to hear that, and hope you're well. Opus Votes for Echo Day 2 after some good talk, and his reads seem to be progressing naturally enough. Opus, you mentioned our Day 1 interactions as having pinged you. Can you point to where that is? Hasn't properly joined the sho...
by Opus_723
Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - Game Over
Replies: 201
Views: 15441

Re: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - D3

My reread was foiled over the weekend by internet problems, so I don't have a ton of analysis yet. I'm hoping I can get through the thread tonight. SDK: Echo is the one who escalated the showdown yesterday, so SDK hitting back doesn't ping me too hard. However, he was the first to 'find' scumtells o...
by Opus_723
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 43218

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D1: A is for Anarchy

Vote: Suzaku Unvote Probably should have done that right away. Sungura's scumdar is usually so good that I almost want to follow her on the Opus vote; however, it is a relatively small thing, and I'd like to see how Opus deals with the vote on him. I'm not thrilled obviously, since I want to move o...
by Opus_723
Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 43218

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D1: A is for Anarchy

At this point, it's easy for werewolves/aliens to just not vote Suzaku, but still try to sway his kills. This is the best scenario for scum. They would be immune to the Samurai, but they could still try to slip underline votes in. That's why I proposed that underline votes shouldn't count unless Suz...
by Opus_723
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 43218

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D1: A is for Anarchy

I don't like the idea, but I think Suzaku is more dangerous as a half-vig with only a few people participating in the underline-vote than if we go ahead and implement SDK/Vytron's scheme. We've already given Suzaku a handful of targets, and Snark is already trying to use him. I think we've gone past...
by Opus_723
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 43218

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D1: A is for Anarchy

Sungura- Your quote seems to imply that your post is directed at me, which I don't get. I hate this idea. But there were already 7 votes on Suzaku before I voted, and I was the only one actively opposing this plan before you and faubiguy spoke up just now. I really wish you two had said something ea...
by Opus_723
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 43218

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D1: A is for Anarchy

Gah. I thought Iggy had a zero-weighted vote, but he's just voteless, so he can't make himself killable yet.

UNVOTE

I still say he shouldn't be able to underline vote until he makes himself killable, probably tomorrow after he transfers his no-vote.
by Opus_723
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 43218

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D1: A is for Anarchy

I agree with this on principle, but this is regardless of Suzaku's role. This is because everyone being afraid of being killable by him are thinking about self-preservation. As town, I don't need to preserve myself, because if Suzaku kills me I can still win with town. Becoming unkillable is theref...
by Opus_723
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - Game Over
Replies: 201
Views: 15441

Re: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - D3

So Echo turned out to be town. Yikes. We can't lynch wrong today, so I'm going to be giving everyone a second look. faubiguy: Has been my scummiest read through most of the game. Voting SDK again. I'm really nervous about how quickly he's voting on LYLO. Could be waiting for a town player to join hi...
by Opus_723
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 28752
Views: 1475113

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Smalltown Oh so much for that. The alien invasion is at the END of day 6, which is of course why I have the caveat in my role. Duh. I'm having trouble keeping track of all this. In other news, the werewolves are pretty much on board with hunting the aliens first, so we should be relatively coope...
by Opus_723
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 28752
Views: 1475113

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Smalltown I've been trying to come up with some cool way to use my power, rather than just ducking a lynch. It's a shame I'm not an alien. If I were an alien and survived to D5 without using my power, I could win the game early by basically becoming invulnerable for a day and night. As i...
by Opus_723
Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 43218

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D1: A is for Anarchy

It occurs to me that Darryl/Dr Ug could just turn himself into a cop by targeting both Luna AND Xela each night, with one slot left for a solid result. But if he uses just one baseline, we get two results per night on one faction. Given that the three of them (Darryl, Luna, Xela) might not last long...
by Opus_723
Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 28752
Views: 1475113

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Smalltown Gah! I was hoping not to be scum. This is going to be stressful. We didn't get any of the extra kills, but we swept most of the weaker investigative roles, so expect a lot of wine. I'm not sure what to do with my power except save myself from a lynch, but I would probably just get ...
by Opus_723
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 43218

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - D1: A is for Anarchy

Wow this thread is going to be hard to keep up with. I agree that Darryl should use Xela as a baseline and start hunting for aliens. I thought that role looked useless at first, but this is cool. One role that jumps out at me as being scary is Heather the Hospital Administrator. If Van is a werewolf...
by Opus_723
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:52 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 43218

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - *SIGNUPS IN THREAD*

I'll throw some of my unused ideas out for someone to grab too:

Kevin the Kindhearted Killer Whale
Katherine the Knot Theorist
Killian the Knight-Errant
Kaidan the King of the Kestrels

Yurii the Yodeling Yeti
Ysma the Yearbook Editor
Yoshi the Yo-yo Youth
by Opus_723
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 43218

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - *SIGNUPS IN THREAD*

Oh! Sorry! I just realized that Undertaker was used in the old game. Let's try this instead: Players, in alphabetical order: (now with more replacements!) A lbert the Archaeologist ( moody7277 ) B unny the Bumblebee Bat ( Sungura ) C alvin the Crotchety Old Man ( crucialityfactor ) D arryl the Drug-...
by Opus_723
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 43218

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - *SIGNUPS IN THREAD*

Oh what the heck, I'll jump in. Players, in alphabetical order: (now with more replacements!) A lbert the Archaeologist ( moody7277 ) B unny the Bumblebee Bat ( Sungura ) C alvin the Crotchety Old Man ( crucialityfactor ) D arryl the Drug-taking Dog ( Dr Ug ) E lmo the Exquisite Eagle ( dimochka ) F...
by Opus_723
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - F is for Finished!
Replies: 965
Views: 43218

Re: Smalltown Werewolf PYP - *SIGNUPS IN THREAD*

This is probably a horrible choice for my second game, but I'm really tempted. It looks ridiculous and fun.

If I come up with a good name, maybe...
by Opus_723
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - Game Over
Replies: 201
Views: 15441

Re: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - D2

Yup, it's an aggressive move. I've been called on alleged scumslips; I'm targeted for a D3 lynch by SDK if faubiguy is lynched and flips town; when I try and defend myself, it gets picked apart as further evidence. Unfortunately, I'm unprovably town, and as a new player I'm not very good at defendi...
by Opus_723
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - Game Over
Replies: 201
Views: 15441

Re: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - D2

Okay, I've caught up now. Lots to take in! Two threads of discussion jump out at me: 1. Username voters vs. Non-voters I feel like following this trail doesn't help us a lot, but that might just be due to my particular position: Unlike Echo and Yablo, I had a strong scum read on username, and I was ...
by Opus_723
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - Game Over
Replies: 201
Views: 15441

Re: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - D2

Hey everyone. I'm really sorry about my absence from the game the past few days! I had a houseguest who ended up staying longer than expected due to an emergency, and everything's just been really hectic since Halloween. I hate that I just dropped out like that, but it couldn't really be helped. Eve...
by Opus_723
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 28752
Views: 1475113

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

I've never posted here before, but I've been spectating for the past few weeks. I just want to point out as a newbie how cool it is to be able to read the spoilers here. It's a really great resource, and I appreciate it. Since no one has posted any thoughts on the newbie game currently running, I'll...
by Opus_723
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - Game Over
Replies: 201
Views: 15441

Re: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - D1

EBWOP: To clarify, this is how I decided on the 4/6 odds. I forgot to mention the possibility of a jailkeeper counterclaim in my post, but it was in the numbers: Doctor: no protection Jailkeeper: no protection Cop: protection OR no protection Tracker: protection OR no protection So 4/6 times we have...
by Opus_723
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - Game Over
Replies: 201
Views: 15441

Re: Matrix6 Redux Take 2 - D1

At this point I would encourage everyone who is not vanilla to check the game matrix and see if their role is compatible with a jailkeeper being in the game. If it's not, or if you are the jailkeeper yourself, either state "That's impossible" with no further explanation... I'm struggling ...

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