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by LLCoolDave
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 301865

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

At the end, Jon asks Sam if he has any better ideas. First thing that popped into my head was "collapse the fucking tunnel". You know, like Jon suggested in the first place. And now that there are no more wildlings left south of the wall, that plan would work even better than before. Then...
by LLCoolDave
Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 301865

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

ArgonV wrote:
Spoiler:
Or just general internal bleeding seems to be a death sentence in Westeros.


Quite frankly, the deadliness of wounds inflicted in the GoT universe seems to largely depend on plot necessities instead of actual physical and physiological circumstances.
by LLCoolDave
Fri May 30, 2014 10:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14610
Views: 2152456

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

yurell wrote:Don't be ridiculous — autism causes global warming, not the other way around.


So not vaccinating our children would solve the climate change issue? Sounds good to me. (I mean, in a very roundabout and macabre way it just might actually accomplish that...)
by LLCoolDave
Wed May 21, 2014 11:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 301865

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

I'm sure people are just still busy applauding the final scene of the episode.
by LLCoolDave
Fri May 16, 2014 11:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14610
Views: 2152456

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

krogoth wrote:The ignorant are often the loudest.


And if they are also the smartest, you better run.
by LLCoolDave
Mon May 12, 2014 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 301865

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Jave D wrote:
Spoiler:
Maybe Tyrion chooses Bronn, and Cersei chooses Jaime?


Spoiler:
I don't see a reason why Cersei would want to pick Jaime, considering the way their relationship has played out since his return to King's Landing. Not to mention that he's quite probably not that great of a combatant anymore.
by LLCoolDave
Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3710
Views: 460323

Re: The Darker Side of the News

As an European outsider, I find the hypocrisy of demanding free and easy to access to guns as a right and then being overtly fearful of people actually having guns to be humorously ironic, if rather concerning on both ends. It also seems to me that the American school system seems to become more and...
by LLCoolDave
Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 273013

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

Death and Taxes may not have dual lands, but that doesn't mean the manabase is cheap. You absolutely NEED 4 Wasteland, 4 Rishaden Port and 3 Karakas. They are irreplaceable. Without them the deck is just hot garbage. Depending on your local prices that's not really any cheaper than other competitive...
by LLCoolDave
Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 273013

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

spend all weekend eating good food That doesn't match my GP experience too much. That's been more of stuffing down a $9 Hot Dog your friend got you from the concession stand after standing in line for 25 minutes while you furiously scramble to get to the toilets in between rounds because somehow yo...
by LLCoolDave
Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 358010

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Champion of the Void
2BBB
Creature - Demon
4/3
Intimidate
When ~ enters the battlefield, exile target player's graveyard.
When ~ deals combat damage to a player, you may cast a card exiled with ~ without paying its mana cost.
All that once was shall be again.

Next card: Scaly Leprechaun
by LLCoolDave
Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 358010

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Beautiful Tomb
Land
~ enters the battlefield tapped.
T: Add B or G to your mana Pool.
Creatures can't enter the battlefield from graveyards.
The dead finally found a place to rest.

Next Card: Thoughtless Blunder
by LLCoolDave
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 273013

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

There was no secret meeting where everybody except the french agreed on not playing supreme verdict. In fact, Esper Control was the most played archetype day 1. It just didn't perform well, and I'm not surprised at that. None of these decks are very vulnerable to supreme verdict except for the mono ...
by LLCoolDave
Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hex MMOTCG by Cryptozoic
Replies: 31
Views: 9047

Re: Hex MMOTCG by Cryptozoic

I'm still toying around with upgrading to Collector from King, although the benefits are pretty hard to assess right now. You get a second Spectral Lotus Garden, which may or may not end up being an essential piece to high end raiding. That Spectral Lotus is seriously busted, but we have no idea jus...
by LLCoolDave
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hex MMOTCG by Cryptozoic
Replies: 31
Views: 9047

Re: Hex MMOTCG by Cryptozoic

Considering the just released update to the MTGO Beta Client has managed to lose functionality at the cost of being even less responsive and stable, it seems like a good idea to look for alternatives and this seems like the obvious choice. The gameplay is very clearly "inspired" my MtG (as...
by LLCoolDave
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 273013

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

I'm not sure why it is so hard for people to understand that every single line on Desecretion Demon is a downside, including flying. The only positive thing flying does is that it makes the Demon harder to gangblock, which is something that doesn't actually come up that often outside of limited. In ...
by LLCoolDave
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:22 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0032: "Hubble"
Replies: 35
Views: 11010

What-If 0032: "Hubble"

http://what-if.xkcd.com/32/

If the Hubble telescope were aimed at the Earth, how detailed would the images be?

—Kyle Rankin


I wonder what use both a hammer and a set of dice have to the ordinary desk user, and if any research went into determining the items on a typical desk.
by LLCoolDave
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:53 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7464
Views: 588329

Re: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?

Nope.

A chocolate bar wrapper.
by LLCoolDave
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If you could take it with you, what would you take?
Replies: 15
Views: 2609

Re: If you could take it with you, what would you take?

Here's a few postulates I feel should be discussed first: 1. Any thawing process will be enacted on purpose in a controlled environment Cryogenic freezing, right now, is in its infancy. Put bluntly, we have a reasonable Idea of how to shock frost living organisms, but are dumbfounded on how to prope...
by LLCoolDave
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Let's kill the Kirby-Paris Hydra
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Re: Let's kill the Kirby-Paris Hydra

Just cut this 12 head Hydra, cutting the triple head first, then all the double ones, then the 2 level ones before cutting off all the final ones. Edit: And got a 13 head one as well. I think I can find a 14 head one that can be done in under 1000 cuts but beyond that things will be, well, rather un...
by LLCoolDave
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If you could take it with you, what would you take?
Replies: 15
Views: 2609

Re: If you could take it with you, what would you take?

I don't see the point in storing digital data on some long lasting DVD. What are the odds you can even read them out in a century? Even if DVD technology still exists then, why would any of our current data formats still be in used or documented then? I think there's a very real chance your shiny di...
by LLCoolDave
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 2
Replies: 201
Views: 25339

Re: Borderlands 2

Lynchwood and Hero's Path are very deadly if the enemies are at roughly your level. I explored most of Lynchwood on my knees. Zer0's Skill Trees feels very very lackluster. Tried building a sniper first, but most of the sniper abilities are shit once you get past level 15 or so. The moment you stop ...
by LLCoolDave
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands 2
Replies: 201
Views: 25339

Re: Borderlands 2

The keys are stored locally in an .ini you can just manually edit.
by LLCoolDave
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 273013

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

mosc, you are not appreciating the insanity that Talrand can do in that list. If you play a dryad on two and a Talrand on 4, there's surprisingly a reasonable chance you can swing for (almost) lethal the next turn. All those Phyrexian Mana spells in the deck are Drake-o-Potence with a Talrand in pla...
by LLCoolDave
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 273013

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

I managed to keep their vampire nighthawk off the field with a well-timed Duress and a Vile Rebirth to exile it and get out another creature on my side. Duress doesn't hit Vampire Nighthawk! (*cough* cheater *cough*) It's one of those common prerelease mistakes to make. I'm sure plenty of creatures...
by LLCoolDave
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Prime, odd and even numbers
Replies: 21
Views: 5225

Re: Prime, odd and even numbers

There is precisely one even prime number for the same reason there is only one prime number divisible by 3. The only difference is that we don't have specific names for the residue classes modulo 3 in our everyday language.
by LLCoolDave
Mon May 14, 2012 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 2188
Views: 325093

Re: Diablo III

You can also just buy a cd-key at slightly cheaper than retail price and still download the game. Cheapest option if you don't care about having a worthless physical copy dust on your shelf. There's plenty of reputable shops for this stuff out there.
by LLCoolDave
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 273013

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

I'm not sure if you understand the interaction correctly, but black sun's zenith on an undying creature with a +1/+1 counter on it still kills it proper: It is put into the graveyard for having zero toughness BEFORE the counters are cancelled out. I'm also not sure what kind of standard metagame you...
by LLCoolDave
Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2588
Views: 450534

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I just got given Trine for doing the Solar 2 achievement. I already have this game, so would anyone like to trade for it? It's a fantastic game. I played the demo once but never got around to playing the full game. Thanks to some confusion with the Renegade Ops 4-pack two days ago I have a spare co...
by LLCoolDave
Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Function fields and local parameters
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Function fields and local parameters

I'm currently writing my bachelor thesis on the topic of projective curves and function fields, with a focus on the theorem of Riemann-Roch. Although I've been reading an abundance of books on the topic there's still two questions I have right now that I haven't found a satisfying answer to. First o...
by LLCoolDave
Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Frozen Synapse
Replies: 63
Views: 13952

Re: Frozen Synapse

Anyone else having a lot of of games stuck on turn 1? Seems a lot of players never even make their first move =/ I also just mixed up which color I am and moved the wrong one, that was utterly stupid. Rockets are also so good and in many maps so hard to predict, sometimes you just can't make an even...
by LLCoolDave
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Too easy of an undergrad?
Replies: 20
Views: 2653

Re: Too easy of an undergrad?

As the topic linked in the first post was by me I felt the need to chime in to give some more context to the problem. First of all, as I stated there, the question wasn't what was intended to be on the exercise sheet and the answer isn't at all obvious as none of us tutors and in fact even the profe...
by LLCoolDave
Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Frozen Synapse
Replies: 63
Views: 13952

Re: Frozen Synapse

Does anyone by chance still have his second copy or is interested in the game and hasn't bought it yet? The two-pack only sales model is interesting but I have noone to share it with right now.
by LLCoolDave
Fri May 27, 2011 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 273013

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

Surgical Extraction is an utterly unplayable card. It is good against Vengevine in standard and that is THE ONLY application the card has in any competitive format. If you use it for anything else you are probably doing something very wrong (no, it isn't better than extirpate in the decks where you ...
by LLCoolDave
Thu May 26, 2011 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 273013

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

I feel it isn't quite unreasonable to hope Stoneforge Mystic and Jace will be banned for their last 3 months in standard so the format will actually not be completely dull and uninteresting for the last of its run. There simply is no reason not to run these two cards right now because nothing actual...
by LLCoolDave
Sun May 22, 2011 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Algebraic functions
Replies: 9
Views: 4753

Re: Algebraic functions

If you have a rational function f(x) = p(x)/q(x) with polynomials p and q then the graph satisfies y = p(x)/q(x) that is y*q(x) - p(x) = 0, which is the zero set of a polynomial in x and y. (For instance, the graph of f(x)=1/x is just the zero set of the polynomial xy-1)
by LLCoolDave
Sat May 21, 2011 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 273013

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

I would go even further. If you are green you are 100% certainly going to play blightwidow, tangle angler and viridian corrupter. You also pick them high. These cards are just fantastic and it'd be a shame to pass them up. Fallen Ferromancer also is a reason to be red, no deck ever cuts him. Ever. F...
by LLCoolDave
Tue May 17, 2011 5:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic : The Gathering : The Thread : The Rename
Replies: 1691
Views: 273013

Re: magic cards dumped; general magic discussion ensues

Vault Skirge trades with plague stingers. And that's about as useful as it is to me. I've heard people say how good they found him to be but he just seems to be outclassed by every single flying creature in the set soo quickly. He's also a disgusting topdeck later in the game because it is almost gu...
by LLCoolDave
Sat May 14, 2011 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Linear Algebra: Basis of Eigenvectors
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

Re: Linear Algebra: Basis of Eigenvectors

Thanks a bunch, that seems to work quite nicely (They didn't hear about the JCF yet so that's not a useful approach to them right now). This proof still doesn't quite seem suited for my students considering they know nothing about roots of unity yet, but it's something to fall back on at least. I ha...
by LLCoolDave
Sat May 14, 2011 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Linear Algebra: Basis of Eigenvectors
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

Linear Algebra: Basis of Eigenvectors

I'm tutoring a class on linear algebra and one of the exercises on the next sheet has me completely stumped: Let f: C^n -> C^n be an isomorphism and suppose that there exists a basis of C^n of eigenvectors of f^k for some k. Is there a basis of C^n of eigenvectors of f? Note that if f is just any en...
by LLCoolDave
Wed May 11, 2011 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 358010

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Bling Bling
2
Artifact - Equipment

Equip 0
Oh, shiny!

Next Card: Startled Stags

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