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by EmptySet
Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 538357

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

Enchanting seems absurdly overpowered. I have about 20 skill in enchanting with no perks and I can already make +3-5% one handed damage enchants using a crappy common soul gem. I can't imagine how strong these enchants are going to get at full enchanting with the appropriate perks, and they can go ...
by EmptySet
Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)
Replies: 106
Views: 10377

Re: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)

In all fairness, there are different types of slippery slopes. Slopes which are realistic although unlikely and slopes which are not impossible but somewhat absurd. I specifically used the banning liberal arts majors because, although this has not been a government policy anywhere ever, there has b...
by EmptySet
Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 538357

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

Remember how I complained about Oblivion's home decoration? As far as I can tell, Skyrim's is worse. The house you can buy in Whiterun seems run down from the inside, and has 2-3 containers and 2 beds. As soon as I saw the interior I was expecting to get a "talk to Belethor to buy thin...
by EmptySet
Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)
Replies: 106
Views: 10377

Re: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)

I think the followup question, then, is why were the previous regulations and restrictions on tobacco products inadequate and how does eliminating logos and color schemes serve to fill the supposed gap in protecting the public and why the restriction should only apply to tobacco products? Well, I t...
by EmptySet
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 538357

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

I haven't had any technical problems. It must just hate certain hardware or drivers or something.
by EmptySet
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)
Replies: 106
Views: 10377

Re: Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws semi-passed (Australia)

So it's okay to limit free speech as long as its for (what you consider) in the good of the public? ...yes? Most places have laws against perjury, slander, and false or misleading advertising, as well as censorship of violence, sexual imagery, and various other things. Some products are also subjec...
by EmptySet
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 538357

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

Ima wait. My box won't meet the recommended specs, though I'm pretty sure it meets the minimum. I'm still occupied with other games and I'm a bit wary of Bethesda's habit of "release new game, release patches, release content for pay, then wrap up all patches and content in a new release for c...
by EmptySet
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Remembering 11/9
Replies: 14
Views: 2394

Re: Remembering 11/9

I thought this was going to mock the mm/dd date format. I am disappointed that it doesn't. Being un-American, I was all "Isn't this thread like two months late? And isn't the American date format normally used when discussing September 11th, since it happened in America? Oh no wait they actual...
by EmptySet
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 362665

Re: Team Fortress 2

Unrelated: is it normal that TF2 takes a really long time (>2 minutes) to switch from windowed to full-screen and vice-versa? No, it normally just crashes and has to be restarted if you try that. You're too impatient, it does come back. Eventually. I've left it sitting there for half an hour while ...
by EmptySet
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 362665

Re: Team Fortress 2

userxp wrote:Unrelated: is it normal that TF2 takes a really long time (>2 minutes) to switch from windowed to full-screen and vice-versa?


No, it normally just crashes and has to be restarted if you try that.
by EmptySet
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Afterfall:InSanity
Replies: 14
Views: 1763

Re: Afterfall:InSanity

Astroturfing? Yes, astroturfing. An attempt to make people like whatever it is you're flogging, whether a product or an opinion, by getting your minions to pose as Common Folk and talk about how great you are, without disclosing that they are being paid to do so. The idea is that people are cynical...
by EmptySet
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Afterfall:InSanity
Replies: 14
Views: 1763

Re: Afterfall:InSanity

Oh hey there sockpuppets. (Edit for clarity: This refers to several posts from new accounts saying what a great idea it was to pre-order this game, which were originally above this post but have now been deleted.) I have to say, between the astroturfing and the misleading marketing, this company doe...
by EmptySet
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: On paying more taxes than 37 of the US's largest corps
Replies: 82
Views: 9471

Re: On paying more taxes than 37 of the US's largest corps

Also, if the loopholes were closed, the official corporate tax rate could be reduced so that the total amount of corporate tax paid remains roughly the same. It would just redistribute the tax burden so that it is shared more evenly rather than being dumped on everyone who is actually honest, or who...
by EmptySet
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 182842

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

Probably because they're not actually from the same root? evil: Old English yfel, from Proto-Germanic *ubilaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h 2/3 upélos vile: early 13c. from Anglo-Fr. and O.Fr. vile, from L. vilis villain: used to mean a low level of serfdom and in that sense is c.1300 from Anglo-Fr....
by EmptySet
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 272253

Re: The radical idea that women are people

who seems to believe every story about high school sex she hears and thinks it's all Too much for delicate HS girls to cope with. What stories? That high schoolers have sex? I'm not familiar with the journalist in question, but judging from the hilariously misguided reports I've seen over here, I'm...
by EmptySet
Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 272253

Re: The radical idea that women are people

There's a distinction between communicating that someone is being weak, and tying that idea to them being girl-like. You can object to both of these ideas if you like, but they're worth separating when talking about them. What Chuff and Shivahn said. I've never heard of the word "sissy" n...
by EmptySet
Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 272253

Re: The radical idea that women are people

Sissy is gender-conforming? Yes. Calling a man a sissy means you think he is effeminate and weak, which are probably the same thing by the standards of anyone who uses the term. It's commonly used to deride men who don't wish to participate in "manly" things like alcoholism, misogyny, vio...
by EmptySet
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 362665

Re: Team Fortress 2

broken_escalator wrote:Wow, are the costumes halloween event exclusive?


Yes. Though I think they will also appear if you wear them during a full moon.
by EmptySet
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 272253

Re: The radical idea that women are people

For the record, the trivialization of sexual harassment of men is usually the fault of other men. "What? You don't want chicks hitting on you? *inset homophobic slur here*" Well, women are a major source of slut-shaming, demands that women obsess over their appearance, etc. Just look at a...
by EmptySet
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 272253

Re: The radical idea that women are people

The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (1999) estimated that 91% of United States rape victims were female and 9% were male, with 99% of the offenders being male and 1% of the offenders being female.[1] The reason that the majority of reported stories of rape are male on female is because that is th...
by EmptySet
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 538357

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

So, I haven't seen this discussed anywhere, but does anyone know if there are improvements to the object manipulation mechanics? No news is probably bad news at this point. :( Picking up stuff in Oblivion was arg-inducing. It's like it was attached to you with a spring, and if you stretched the spr...
by EmptySet
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 538357

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

So, I haven't seen this discussed anywhere, but does anyone know if there are improvements to the object manipulation mechanics? In the sense of, "I have a stack of books that I want to put on a bookshelf in my house." Morrowind's was okay (you could stack items, or put them inside each o...
by EmptySet
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 409441

Re: Questions For The World

It's supposed to be funny because it's absurd. People do not fit in glove boxes. Therefore having someone poke their head out of it subverts audience expectations and is amusing. Deadpanning it and treating this as perfectly normal makes it even more amusing, because it's clearly not perfectly norma...
by EmptySet
Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2086
Views: 389930

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

The d20 combat system is a Minis game. Not using the minis removes several of the combat options and just completely removes the Attacks of Opportunity (on which some character builds are based). Eh? How does not using miniatures completely remove AoOs? I've played without any kind of miniatures or...
by EmptySet
Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 362665

Re: Team Fortress 2

Does anyone else have trouble identifying the color of Heavies? It might be because I play on minimum graphics, but I often find myself double checking to see if their name pops up, because I can't tell at a glance. I think they have too much black and not enough team color. Occasionally. It doesn'...
by EmptySet
Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 362665

Re: Team Fortress 2

spies can self-extinguish using the dead-ringer. True, although a lot of the time Dead Ringer spies use it too close to the pyro and just get set on fire again. Most likely because not using it would result in being killed anyway. I was actually thinking the other day that a flask of oil which is t...
by EmptySet
Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 362665

Re: Team Fortress 2

Yeah, afterburn kills aren't too common if your opponents are competent. Unless they're on the very verge of death, they can usually find a medic, or a health pack, or a friendly pyro, or a sniper with Jarate, or a scout with Mad Milk, or a heavy with a snack, or an engie's dispenser... there are qu...
by EmptySet
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 362665

Re: Team Fortress 2

Flamethrower buff? Yes. Significantly, note that the stats are relative to the base weapon. So when they say "Backburner: Removed +10% damage bonus", this doesn't actually change the stats of the weapon, because the base weapon (the Flamethrower) was given the 10% damage bonus. This also ...
by EmptySet
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 479220

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I've bought all the previous humble bundles. Each time I do, I find most of the games unplayable (or at least I don't like them), some of them are too hard for me to play (like that artsy time game) or I just don't care. I have a feeling the same can be said about this bundle. I don't think I'll pi...
by EmptySet
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 479220

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

New Humble Frozen Bundle . Has anyone tried or head anything any of the games? I know trine is good but I already have that. I've got Shadowgrounds, and it's not too bad. It's a top-down shooter not unlike Alien Swarm, if you've played that (if not, it's free on Steam). The campaign is longer than ...
by EmptySet
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 362665

Re: Team Fortress 2

I'm not convinced it's necessary to nerf the Backburner. It seems like the Degreaser/Axtinguisher combo is just as common, if not more so, and kills only marginally slower. Also the Degreaser would combo well with the Reserve Shooter if that is added, making it even more powerful.
by EmptySet
Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 695978

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

I deduce it's human nature to make something stale and eat it. What's that food again that smells like a corpse and tastes like a corpse? :| There's the durian fruit which is bigger than your head, spiky as fuck and really really tough to get into. Plus they smell anywhere from "generic fruit ...
by EmptySet
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 362665

Re: Team Fortress 2

No, what he means is that if someone is whacking random teammates with a melee then he must be spychecking, therefore there must be a spy around, which leads players to join the hapless soldier in "spychecking". is it just me, but i wouldn't usually use a soldier for a spy check. what hap...
by EmptySet
Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Who have you hated escorting the most?
Replies: 68
Views: 10139

Re: Who have you hated escorting the most?

If anyone played Blast Corps on the N64, escorting the train by clearing the track with the Backlash truck was horror. Technically any hard part of Blast Corps counts, since the whole game is an escort mission. But I agree, the backlash was rage-inducing to an unheard-of degree. Augh, that horrible...
by EmptySet
Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 362665

Re: Team Fortress 2

I'll freely admit that Pipeline has its share of problems, and it's not something I'd be recommending for serious competitive play, but I still think it's okay for shiggles. It helps that the rounds are quite short - when you get into a disadvantageous position at least you're not stuck there for tw...
by EmptySet
Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 362665

Re: Team Fortress 2

Ugh, I hate Hightower. Seems like it either ends up with both carts stalled at the bottom of the sloped section outside the opponent's spawn for an interminable time, or with one team getting steamrolled at the start and then hardly touching their cart for the rest of the match. I don't mind Nightfa...
by EmptySet
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 362665

Re: Team Fortress 2

eculc wrote:is it possible to trade supply crates? (and if so, is anyone willing to give me something for a #20, #26 or #27? preferably a weapon.)


It's possible to trade them, but not that many people want them due to the scarcity of keys, so it can take a while to find a buyer.
by EmptySet
Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: XKCD PSN/XBL/Wii/Steam/Specific Game IDs
Replies: 188
Views: 222325

Re: XKCD PSN/XBL/Wii/Steam/Specific Game IDs

SecondTalon wrote:aion7 - Superior_Tech (Street Fighter 4, SSF2THDR [I have no idea - ST])


I believe that would be Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, if anyone still cares. Not sure when that list was last updated.
by EmptySet
Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 695978

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

I do actually enjoy the commercials that portray toothpaste/mouthwash as a series of silvery men who wage awesome futuristic warfare on the evil that covers your teeth. I totally wish there was an epic battle in my mouth every time I brushed. In a decaying world where innocent teeth live in fear of...
by EmptySet
Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Microsoft to drop flash from win 8 tablet edition
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

Re: Microsoft to drop flash from win 8 tablet edition

Excellent. Flash is terrible and I hate it. Unfortunately it has had a monopoly on embedded video for some time, which is hopefully about to collapse entirely.

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