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by maybeagnostic
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 598288

Re: League of Legends

I never understood why Annie is considered so simple to play either- she's possibly the squishiest champion in the game and her abilities (especially W) are relatively short range so you have to be really close to the enemy champs to kill them. Slow movement speed, no escape abilities and unreliable...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 598288

Re: League of Legends

Jungling is hard below level 30 (no runes/masteries), but two junglers on one team is a horrible idea... you'll run out of jungle minions/xp all the time. That wasn't that big of a problem- they were hardly ever both alive at the same time during the laning phase. Even the basic part of jungling is...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Farscape
Replies: 119
Views: 15893

Re: Farscape

AvatarIII wrote:technically both stargate and star trek had legitimate reaons for humanoid aliens...

They did? I've seen some of each series in both franchises and I don't remember even a hint of an explanation.
by maybeagnostic
Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 598288

Re: League of Legends

Why jungling is a terrible idea on lower levels (I'm level 17): I had a game last night with two junglers on my team (ww and yi) and one jungler on their team (udyr). Terrrible setup to begin with but I'd almost given up on the game after udyr killed our junglers multiple times, ww died to creeps an...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 598288

Re: League of Legends

All other things being equal, changing one item in a champion's build to a somewhat better item makes a difference of ~450 elo? P.S. I am not being sarcastic- I've never played ranked games and I always imagined the difference between 800 & 1250 would be like the difference between lvl 5 and lvl...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the books of Jim Butcher
Replies: 59
Views: 63364

Re: the books of Jim Butcher

This series always seemed like something I might enjoy and I gave it a try a few years ago but the beginning of the first book was so... not particularly promising that I gave up. Recently I decided to give it another try and ended up reading the first nine books in a little over a month. The first ...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 222293

Re: Ice and Fire?

It's partly about showing "dragons are fucking scary, dangerous and not little pets. But it's also about taking away a ally from Dany, Doran Martell is not going to be happy that his son just became BBQ - and she didn't have many allies in westeros to begin with, if she doesn't...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 598288

Re: League of Legends

maybeagnostic :: BunnyTempura/US :: 15
Used to have a lvl 24 account on EU servers but I hadn't played for almost a year and ping to EU is too high from the US so I made a new one.
by maybeagnostic
Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cowboys and Aliens
Replies: 45
Views: 6784

Re: Cowboys and Aliens

podbaydoor wrote:Have you seen it? Got any commentary on what I was discussing in the spoiler?

I didn't intend to watch it but your spoiler made me actually want to see it.
by maybeagnostic
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 222293

Re: Ice and Fire?

I meant quentin, fixed. I think his story was supposed to establish how difficult and dangerous it is to master dragons- probably in order to make it more impressive when Daenerys finally does, but he was just so uninteresting that I never believed he had a chance at succeeding and didn't reall...
by maybeagnostic
Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: League of Legends
Replies: 4402
Views: 598288

Re: League of Legends

I tried out Leona last night in the first of a series of annoying lost games. I went 6/0/8 in early game (with an 8/0/6 veigar on my lane who was also playing veigar for the first time) and the other team was ready to surrender at ~15 minutes because the result was 15-3 but then late mid game came a...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 483924

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Today's daily deal on steam is Shattered Horizon for five dollars. This game is great, if you have five dollars and a DX10 capable PC, you should definitely check it out. I picked up this game as part of an indie pack on Steam in December. I've been trying to play it periodically since then (about ...
by maybeagnostic
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Parents Sell Children for $500
Replies: 29
Views: 4663

Re: Parents Sell Children for $500

And looking at the top comment under the story: Almost definitely made up. Never heard of this Sanxiang City news, but it's not a major Dongguan paper, none of which have carried this story (which since it's reportedly now a police action, would be odd). But aside from the source, this is a classic,...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 222293

Re: Ice and Fire?

So I finally finished the book today and I'm still trying to figure out what I really think about it but right now I am feeling mostly underwhelmed. I was initially disappointed by the previous book because after the long wait it didn't have any of my favorite characters but later I reread it and re...
by maybeagnostic
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police taze and beat underaged mentally handicapped boy.
Replies: 83
Views: 9191

Re: Police taze and beat underaged mentally handicapped boy.

However, to all the people saying that this is symptomatic of a systematic problem with the police force, I'd advise you to either be aware of selection bias, or show how common and occurrence this really is. Well cops are twice as likely to rape someone and five times as likely to murder someone, ...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Inmate Ophelia De'lonta sues for medical treatment [trigger]
Replies: 403
Views: 25991

Re: Inmate Ophelia De'lonta sues for medical treatment [trig

Aaeriele wrote:"Whelp, we screwed up, sorry you're fucked now!"

...yeah, no.

"This should be an argument used in the courtroom to reduce the severity of the sentence not to justify getting the surgery in prison."
by maybeagnostic
Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Inmate Ophelia De'lonta sues for medical treatment [trigger]
Replies: 403
Views: 25991

Re: Inmate Ophelia De'lonta sues for medical treatment [trig

You underestimate the motivating power of being denied crucial surgery, and just how fucking painful dysphoria can be. That's most likely true but this is the point where the judge (or jury) should have taken it in as a mitigating factor. Unfortunately pain is subjective and in this instance it was...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Inmate Ophelia De'lonta sues for medical treatment [trigger]
Replies: 403
Views: 25991

Re: Inmate Ophelia De'lonta sues for medical treatment [trig

That would only be relevant if you were simultaneously denying the paraplegic access to help/treatments for the paraplegia that could improve their quality of life. Like if you said, no, we won't give you a wheelchair or any physical therapy, just take some prozac. And if the wheelchair costs $25,0...
by maybeagnostic
Mon May 02, 2011 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: I've got a question for yall:
Replies: 19
Views: 2467

Re: I've got a question for yall:

I remember it taking forever for Trinity to die in the last Matrix movie but that might've just been because I didn't care about her at all.
by maybeagnostic
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Physical sciences or Social sciences?
Replies: 36
Views: 8515

Re: Physical sciences or Social sciences?

History is much like the fossil record- incomplete. The scientific method doesn't necessarily mean laboratory experiments. It's an almost fundamentalist position to take that the scientific method means laboratories. The reason you would argue this is because you want science to have a monopoly on ...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Physical sciences or Social sciences?
Replies: 36
Views: 8515

Re: Physical sciences or Social sciences?

How do you test the big bang theory, or evolution, or any other historical science. Just because it isn't experimental doesn't mean it isn't science. Except Evolution has been demonstrated both in the laboratory and out of it... Yes, but a lot of evolution isn't just change can give species, it's w...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Intriguing IQ Test Question
Replies: 16
Views: 4535

Re: Intriguing IQ Test Question

macroarray wrote:The mentioned Raven's Matrices might be a good test for younger individuals, and I like the idea of pattern-recognition tests, but Raven's Matrices don't look awfully difficult for anybody past grade school.

I don't know too much about Raven's matrices but they might not be as simple as you think.
by maybeagnostic
Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Over 1000 planets found, some Earth-sized, in habitable zone
Replies: 53
Views: 5357

Re: Over 1000 planets found, some Earth-sized, in habitable

I suspect there's a reason you only see tentacles on sea creatures. Tentacles function underwater because of buoyancy, but probably aren't stiff enough to support their own weight on land. (Unless you add bones, but then they're basically limbs.) Would you accept this as proof of concept? That's ac...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 1/3 of Russians are living in a geocentric solar system.
Replies: 53
Views: 5571

Re: 1/3 of Russians are living in a geocentric solar system.

However, there is an exception: men than women believe that the laser works by focusing sound waves (29% versus 23% among women). Did anyone let them know afterwords what laser actually stands for? Nothing unless you happen to speak English. 'Laser', like 'computer' and other modern technical words...
by maybeagnostic
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 244717

Re: The worst film you've seen

Last night "Nypmhoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell" came up on watch instantly in Netflix. Now, the movie was obviously going to be awful but a friend and I decided it might be entertainingly so. We were wrong. It is by far the worst movie I've ever seen. A close second is "Cheerleader N...
by maybeagnostic
Mon May 05, 2008 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Balkan languages, how many are there?!
Replies: 18
Views: 3874

Re: Balkan languages, how many are there?!

About Bulgarian, I don't really know much about it. It is a south slavic language so it must be quite similar to the former Yugoslav languages. Uhm, in a sense I guess you are right but it really depends on what you mean exactly. Ok, I am Bulgarian and I have had some contact with (most) Balkan lan...
by maybeagnostic
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: College Majors and Courses
Replies: 32
Views: 4771

Re: College Majors and Courses

I hadn't heard anything about Informatics in the US before I read this thread but in most European languages (and therefore universities) it is the term used instead of "Computer Science". I know that probably isn't terribly helpful but I guess I just wanted to let you know that if you eve...

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