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by LaserGuy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D5)

I watched Mark last night and the only person who visited him was the jailer.

I haven't ruled out GF. I've actually already outlined a plan for how we can confirm the existence of a GF, in fact.
by LaserGuy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32134

Re: Libertarianism

I mean, if we look at the example stories given from the Canadian experiment, I don't see any significant change in terms of outcome. Now, sure, anecdotes are not data, so the full summary will be a lot more reliable, but for a story in which they're attempting to highlight the value of the program...
by LaserGuy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D5)

But yeah, pretty much everyone (but Sabrar) is playing exactly how I would expect them to as town under the circumstances. Mark had 2 posts today. That's what you expect from town? Vote: BoomFrog This has been my suspicion ever since D3, LaserGuy had a good case but for some reason he completely ab...
by LaserGuy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32134

Re: Libertarianism

Raising minimum wages results in direct increase of labor costs to businesses. The easiest way for them to recoup this is raising prices. If everyone does this in the same manner, then there's inflationary pressure which eats up a lot of the minimum wage increase. Though in reality the increase isn'...
by LaserGuy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32134

Re: Libertarianism

To an extent, relying on basic income to make up for a particularly low paying job can be inefficient. It's similar to how folks accuse Walmart of relying on government subsidies to support it's workers*. If a job is only efficient enough at creating value to pay $2/hr to workers, getting the gover...
by LaserGuy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32134

Re: Libertarianism

Incidentally, this is one reason why libertarians are generally pretty negative about minimum wage laws. Yes, in practice, we want people to be paid well, but that's handled best by a competitive labor market that naturally drives up wages. An abusively minded organization can find other ways to ex...
by LaserGuy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14950
Views: 2350679

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

- the highest amount, screw the odds. You're not going to win anyway, so maximize the dream. I kind of think this one might be optimal in terms of... mmm... net happiness gained from the exercise assuming that you never win? Like, in virtually every case, you're probably not going to win regardless...
by LaserGuy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D5)

Really, you were going to ignore Vicarin’s anti-town D1 content because he claimed cop? Given the little irl time I had to process things, yes. We've mislynched town quite a few times in most of our previous games and I often led the lynch on them even while I was town myself. Having perceived anti...
by LaserGuy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 18595

Re: Firearms Regulations

Legally purchased firearms are statistically extremely safe, and that's not the route most criminals use to acquire them. Virtually all guns used in crime started out as legal guns at some point, rather by definition. I suppose it's possible that there's some criminal enterprise is just straight up...
by LaserGuy
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D5)

Here's vaguely what I'm thinking...

-Lynch Sabrar today. If game continues, bessie cops Mark
-No lynch D6 if Mark gives Town result. bessie cops mpolo.
-If we have all Town results, PoE lynch everyone except bessie.
by LaserGuy
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D5)

I guess a variant on 3) would be a cult that can only ever have two members at a time.
by LaserGuy
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D5)

I have no idea. Something that looks townie and probably a GF I guess. I'm struggling to find any scenarios that make sense with the data we have.
by LaserGuy
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D5)

Here's a couple ideas that I've been thinking about: 1) Vic/wam team has a traitor/recruit that did not inherit the kill. 2) There is a second scum faction that has a kill, but cannot use it until one of their members has been lynched/killed (WoT2 model). 3) There's a second scum faction that doesn'...
by LaserGuy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D5)

@Sabrar, what is the flavor around the ter'angrael? What does it say about it?

@BoomFrog, why did you pass the ter'angrael to Sabrar?
by LaserGuy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D5)

....

Who had the power to target pregame?
by LaserGuy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D5)

@jimbob: Is a draw a possible outcome?
by LaserGuy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D5)

Sabrar wrote:I'm basically mechanically confirmed not having an ability, lol. This is Alien Warfare all over again...


Can you explain?
by LaserGuy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 18595

Re: Firearms Regulations

From the very source you quoted, one in six gun owners said they had previously used their gun to defend themselves. So, not so unlikely. Depends what the individuals mean when they are thinking of "self-defense" here. If it's "there was a black guy canoeing down the river next to my...
by LaserGuy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D5)

I kind of want to lynch Sabrar and see what comes of it, but I am at a loss as to what scum wincon we're looking at here.
by LaserGuy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D5)

:?
Well, I guess that rules out cult then. Or we'll know very soon if not.
by LaserGuy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 18595

Re: Firearms Regulations

Hearing damage is a safety issue. I'm talking about gun safety. What if you've never asked, because you're not into guns, but then end up needing to use one? It's likely that such a person would not be able to open the gun safe anyway, so it's probably a moot point. It's also a vanishingly unlikely...
by LaserGuy
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 18595

Re: Firearms Regulations

The hearing protection act is a fairly high profile example, as it happened on a federal level. https://www.nraila.org/articles/20170620/the-hearing-protection-act-and-silencers This law has nothing whatsoever to do with firearm safety. It's about making it easier to buy suppressors. It requires th...
by LaserGuy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 4111
Views: 473017

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

All Your Base Are Belong To Us is the original meme. All others are derivatives.
by LaserGuy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 18595

Re: Firearms Regulations

The NRA does the actual training on the matter. Clearly they care about safety. Find me one example, anywhere in the country, of the NRA supporting a gun safety regulation. This particular law includes penalties for not rendering a gun unusable anyone but the owner, even without any sort of other c...
by LaserGuy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1844
Views: 311365

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Scientists discover enzyme in the human gut that digests the antigen responsible for the "A" type in blood, allowing it to be rapidly converted into type O with apparently no adverse effects. Could potentially revolutionize the blood donation/transfusion system.
by LaserGuy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 18595

Re: Firearms Regulations

That is, again, over legislation regarding them, not the practice itself. Exactly. It's, once again, the NRA actively fighting any attempt, no matter how reasonable, to actually promote gun safety or reduce gun violence. That is their primary agenda, and they are willing to sacrifice any other prin...
by LaserGuy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 18595

Re: Firearms Regulations

Pretty much everyone is a fan of education and safe storage. There are concerns that legislation on these can be used to quash legitimate usage, though. And I'd personally like to not be required to buy two locks for every pistol, particularly when I'm going to just drop them in the pile of unused ...
by LaserGuy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D4)

I'm not "letting" myself be lynched, but if Bessie weren't convinced I'm town then I'm going to be lynched, so there wasn't much else to say. I have too much respect for your abilities to believe this. Maybe we were lucky and the N3 recruit targeted heauy. Not enough people are acting sus...
by LaserGuy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D4)

I was actually toying with the idea that cult recruited by passing the ter'angrael. I can't specifically rule this scenario out, beyond that BoomFrog would not be allowing himself to be lynched in that case since even lynching one of his recruits would let him win.
by LaserGuy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D4)

mpolo has claimed that he can only jail any player once. So if mpolo is town he can’t jail LaserGuy, Sabrar, BoomFrog. Have you considered that perhaps there is a cult leader that recruits by being targeted? No, never mind, moody would have been recruited N0. Why couldn’t Madge have recruited BoomF...
by LaserGuy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:10 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D4)

I'd appreciate it if no one else votes (but do be on at deadline to prevent shenanigans.) That way I can get my secondary win from having a tied vote. I'll still be lynched by the tiebreaker. Took me a moment to figure this out. Please BoomFrog, explain to me, if you are Town and believe there is a...
by LaserGuy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D4)

Hmm....

Unvote
Vote: Madge
by LaserGuy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D4)

That vote is weird and I need to think about it some more.

@Madge: Can you claim the mechanics of your power in full?
by LaserGuy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 32134

Re: Libertarianism

So if you want wealth to be more equal, education is the obvious thing to fix. Except the effect doesn't seem to actually make a difference. Throughout most of the historical period leading up the Great Depression, inequality in the United States was pretty flat. During the same period, literacy ra...
by LaserGuy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Reuse of common variables (A B C X Y α ß µ σ)
Replies: 13
Views: 1750

Re: Reuse of common variables (A B C X Y α ß µ σ)

Well, some of this is definitely just weird historical artifacts for sure. Or a concept may be named after a specific person and use that symbol for that reason (e.g. Hamiltonian is H because that was the guy's name). And different fields use different conventions so when they intersect there's goin...
by LaserGuy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D4)

BoomFrog wrote:There was a second killing faction in crossover.


The other faction didn't have a kill. They had a one-shot recruit, but that was it.
by LaserGuy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D4)

Most importantly, this was an excuse to act on my hidden knowledge that there were 2-3 town roleblockers and we had a very high chance of stopping the kill and preserving the cop(s). You thought that Town would have three roleblockers and scum wouldn't have a strongman? :| Madge was third in your D...
by LaserGuy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D4)

That's a good theory, but why did she ask to be copped N1 then recind N2? If she was a GF SK she would want to be copped still. Asking for people to target you is all WIFOM, so I don't really put any particular weight on that point on way or the other. My suspicion is her actual reason for doing so...
by LaserGuy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4173
Views: 564229

Re: The Darker Side of the News

New study reports that water usage in hydraulic fracking has increased almost 800% in just five years, and that the process is starting to put major stress on local watersheds as much of the water used in fracking is either lost in the shale and essentially permanently inaccessible, or comes out so...
by LaserGuy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (N5)
Replies: 1130
Views: 24551

Re: Wheel of Time 3 - A Divided Sisterhood (D4)

Although the crux of things is that, I supported (as in called town) wam and vic D1 but me being a godfather mediator should be fairly implausible. Vic and wam both had scummy powers. Do you disagree with that LG? I think bessie was probably redirected N1, so you can just be scum without being a go...

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