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by Magnanimous
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89775
Views: 6498525

Re: Thoughts for ships

I just understood this thread's title. Fleeting thoughts is like a fleet of ships. Oh.
by Magnanimous
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3259
Views: 572858

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Basalt! I traveled to Portland to visit a store that specialized in items made out of basalt. The showroom floor had a screen showing the company's quarry in western Oregon, and a very pleasant old man helped me decide what rocks to buy. I told him I had a budget of around $250 for some flat basalt ...
by Magnanimous
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9329
Views: 1169562

Re: Minecraft

raudorn wrote:Gather round kids and let me tell you a story of civilizations, branch mines, betrayal and game theory.

Well that sucks, but at least you got a good story out of it.

I think it's interesting that people are still doing themed-mod servers at least.
by Magnanimous
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89775
Views: 6498525

Re: Thoughts for ships

Yes, the famous Illinoisan who was in Monty Python.
by Magnanimous
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89775
Views: 6498525

Re: Random natterings

SecondTalon wrote:That's Evil Kirk. Evil Picard has hair.

That is... deeply unsettling.
by Magnanimous
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 68469

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

That sounds like my experience with Antichamber. Enjoyable, but it felt a little vague at times. GFT: I got the most recent Humble Jumbo Bundle, which comes with Warhammer: Vermintide. I like the Warhammer series, so I decided to check it out. Required disk space: THIRTY-SIX GIGABYTES. I think the h...
by Magnanimous
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89775
Views: 6498525

Re: Random natterings

I remember you, or at least your avatar.
by Magnanimous
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89775
Views: 6498525

Re: Random natterings

Move over magnanimous, my new favorite adjective is uliginous.
by Magnanimous
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13198
Views: 1240876

Re: Today I Learned

TIL about sundial cannons. At noon, sunlight focuses through the lens and ignites the tiny cannon, so it's a mechanical alarm clock.
Spoiler:
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by Magnanimous
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 68469

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Koa wrote:Torment Tides of Numenera quietly released.
I backed the Kickstarter, and I'll be playing it once I get some free time.
by Magnanimous
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 68469

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I've been playing Age of Empires 2 for nostalgia and the new expansions. It holds up pretty well, although the unit AI is annoying.
by Magnanimous
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 4
Replies: 158
Views: 22426

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I'm sure you could find a very specific mod for that.
by Magnanimous
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89775
Views: 6498525

Re: Random natterings

Flumble wrote:Zach's drawing never tires. :D

face.png

Paranatural is my go-to for face.pngs. A different Zac(k), but almost every page has a face that is my new favorite.
by Magnanimous
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 68469

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Also, do not go into the Old Forest and jump down into the Weaver's Nest. Haunted Barren Oak, giant Spider, lots of spiders, lots of spiders, lots of spiders, Haunted Barren Oak, lots of spiders, lots of spiders, lots of spiders, giant Spider, lots of spiders, Haunted Barren Oak, lots of spiders, l...
by Magnanimous
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 68469

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Planetside and Planetside 2 have some multi-level tactics. The series is primarily an MMO shooter, but platoon leaders can set waypoints and draw on the map to give orders and coordinate logistics (setting up spawn points, constructing forward bases, supplying ammo for vehicles, etc). When there's h...
by Magnanimous
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Fellow religionists. The non-affiliated and secular people mean our religions no harm. Why do you choose to kill them?
Replies: 10
Views: 4018

Re: Fellow religionists. The non-affiliated and secular people mean our religions no harm. Why do you choose to kill the

Greatest I am wrote:Fear is not hate. Fear keeps you at home. Hate motivates to go and do something about that hate.

I've heard from a reliable source that fear leads to anger, and anger leads to hate.
by Magnanimous
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2574380

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Weeks wrote:Video games have increased world mortality rates exponentially.

Is it really exponential growth? Maybe every time you kill someone in a video game, that event creates a brand new video game, and an AI starts playing and killing people in the new video game, which creates more games, ad infinitum.
by Magnanimous
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89775
Views: 6498525

Re: Random natterings

Well then you'll need to get cats to get rid of the missiles, and then dogs to get rid of the cats, and then...
by Magnanimous
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 68469

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I played Betrayer because it's on sale for 99 cents and Steam recommended it to me. Not a great game, since it was entirely fetch quests, but I did like the atmosphere and the combat. It seems hard to make early powder weapons interesting because it takes so long to reload after every shot... Fortun...
by Magnanimous
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89775
Views: 6498525

Re: Random natterings

I hear so much contradictory information, I don't know what to believe about most topics. It's an unprecedented drawback of our modern instant access to such a large volume of information. This problem stems from certain factors. For one, the term information should not be confused with fact. Infor...
by Magnanimous
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2574380

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I overslept and missed class.

That is all.
by Magnanimous
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2574380

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I hit a speed bump going downhill on my bicycle on a poorly lit street at twenty miles per hour and fractured my manubrium and developed a pneumothorax in my left lung. This means I cannot fly for the next three weeks, which means I cannot go home, which means I cannot see my family for the first t...
by Magnanimous
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 68469

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I highly recommend Antichamber, if you're looking for non-linear puzzle games. GFT: I played Gods Will Be Watching recently and it was a good bit of storytelling. I didn't really enjoy the overall plot but each chapter was executed well. There's a constant feeling that all of the choices you make wi...
by Magnanimous
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89775
Views: 6498525

Re: Random natterings

You'd think people in prison would have a lot of time to read books. I'd do some research about their access to libraries but I don't want to be sad.

Also that rock climbing article is hilarious.
by Magnanimous
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89775
Views: 6498525

Re: Random natterings

If you have an arbitrarily large number of thin sheets of tissue paper (and a way to mount them in mid-air), you could probably use them to survive a fall.
by Magnanimous
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89775
Views: 6498525

Re: Random natterings

You could reduce it to 1 bit per second, at which point I guess it would be beeping or not beeping.

Or 1 bit per song in a custom format, if you don't mind narrowing the space of possible songs even further. 0 plays one song, 1 plays a different song.
by Magnanimous
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89775
Views: 6498525

Re: Random natterings

Keeping samples of the smallpox virus is the epidemiological equivalent of a hunter mounting the head of a moose they shot on their wall.
by Magnanimous
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89775
Views: 6498525

Re: Random natterings

You should just put everything into a blender and drink some sandwiches.
by Magnanimous
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13198
Views: 1240876

Re: Today I Learned

Sableagle wrote:Her teeth, her hair colour, her willingness to die for her country and her ability to experience time at two thirds the rate the rest of us do.

Maybe she flies really fast?
by Magnanimous
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Player building in Camelot Unchained and Crowfall
Replies: 5
Views: 2884

Re: Player building in Camelot Unchained and Crowfall

Wow, those both look incredible. Procedural generation and sandbox tools have come a long way.
by Magnanimous
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 68469

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

The "vow of poverty" challenge in Crypt of the Necrodancer is fun but infuriating. You instantly die if you pick up any gold (which every enemy drops), and I keep accidentally surrounding myself with gold or being pushed into a tile with gold or just forgetting to avoid it.
by Magnanimous
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2574380

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

y'all real mad
by Magnanimous
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89775
Views: 6498525

Re: Random natterings

This conversation is becoming rather saucy.
by Magnanimous
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22723

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

Or it's bad that people talk about other people without informing them of it? I don't think this is inherently bad, but it certainly can lead to poor social behaviors, specifically groupthink and othering (is that a word?). I don't disagree with Mauthe Dhoo that it's a problem, I just think it's se...
by Magnanimous
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89775
Views: 6498525

Re: Random natterings

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:(That's a 10 year old Japanese child and they're playing touch rugby.)

Oh my god, thank you for reminding me of this.

I love that we live in the age of photographs, because images of famous people aren't just portraits of them looking regal while surrounded by their worldly possessions.
by Magnanimous
Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22723

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

So to summarize, you observed that discussing negative opinions of a person in private and them finding out about (nearly a decade worth of) it -- a rare but admittedly shitty consequence of human socialization -- can be quite hurtful, then proceeded to ensure that it happened. I'm no consequentiali...
by Magnanimous
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum
Replies: 150
Views: 22723

Re: XKCD, where they talk shit about you in a secret subforum

gmalivuk wrote:It is a bit different from other parts of the forums, because if you're not a member then you won't see search results there and you won't get notifications I people quote you there.
It's also not indexed by search engines, which is my general definition for "public" on the internet.
by Magnanimous
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 587
Views: 68469

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I'm hoping it's not the exact same level layouts, or that there will at least be new content. I liked the remake of Half Life (Black Mesa), but you could follow a walkthrough of the original almost exactly.
by Magnanimous
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 422
Views: 141237

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

The remake of System Shock 1 looks really great.
by Magnanimous
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Solus Project
Replies: 5
Views: 2159

Re: The Solus Project

Neat. I'll check this out next time I'm in the mood for a new game.

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