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by LaserGuy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3826
Views: 490176

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Thesh wrote:
Thesh wrote:Allow them to trademark the titles, for the sake of brand and reputation, but I don't think there should be restriction on derived works (except for attribution).


What good does attribution do if there's no tangible value associated with it?
by LaserGuy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Free floating "gas dwarf"?
Replies: 8
Views: 1609

Re: Free floating "gas dwarf"?

How small can we make a gas-giant planet? Does the minimum size require liquid air at the core? Possibly relevant article that may have way more detail than you want here . Short answer is that it is at least theoretically possible to have a stable gaseous planet with a mass of 0.2 Earth masses, bu...
by LaserGuy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7344
Views: 694399

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8d/Darkest_Dungeon_Logo.png Darkest Dungeon Mafia There is a place, beneath those ancient ruins, in the moor, that calls out to the boldest among them... "We are the Flame!", they cry, "And Darkness fears us!" They descend, spurred on ...
by LaserGuy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31053
Views: 2095500

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

My setup is 9 players. I can put in signups I guess.
by LaserGuy
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217562

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

IANAL ahead. You can copyright your own name. That would imply you could copyright the names of people and objects you are guardians of, e.g., you can copyright "American Pharoah", the latest triple crown winner. So it stands to reason Pence could copyright the name of his pet rabbit. As ...
by LaserGuy
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31053
Views: 2095500

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Speaking of concurrent games... For a little while now I've been thinking about a setup that's extremely low impact in terms of time commitment. Setup would be dayless--no lynches, no voting, basically no posting in the thread, actually--where you primarily use powers to figure things out and limite...
by LaserGuy
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31053
Views: 2095500

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

bessie wrote:I would need to drastically change my playstyle and every time I do something different I get read as scum for it. So I really can’t play right now but I might anyway but only if Madge plays. :P


What's wrong with being read as scum? :P
by LaserGuy
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217562

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

John Oliver's book Marlon Bundo is topping the Amazon bestseller list within 24 hours of its release: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43457884 Isn't "Marlon Bundo" copyrighted by his wife, or is ok because it's a parody? I don't know that you could actually copyright this, becau...
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217562

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

“A dog will not be allowed to file and put its name on the ballot,” grumped Bryan Caskey, director of elections in the Secretary of State’s office. And, in fact, the Kansas City Star reported yesterday that the secretary had decided Woolley was out. Why? “There’s several laws that reference that th...
by LaserGuy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?
Replies: 21
Views: 3199

Re: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?

The United States typically has a recession every ~8 years, so predicting one within the next five when the last one was 10 years ago seems like a fairly safe bet just based on historical trends. The trick is predicting exactly when it's going to happen, what segments of the economy are going to be...
by LaserGuy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?
Replies: 21
Views: 3199

Re: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?

The United States typically has a recession every ~8 years, so predicting one within the next five when the last one was 10 years ago seems like a fairly safe bet just based on historical trends. The trick is predicting exactly when it's going to happen, what segments of the economy are going to be ...
by LaserGuy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31053
Views: 2095500

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

heury's game is in sign-up thread btw :)
by LaserGuy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: My take on Godel's incompleteness theorems
Replies: 42
Views: 5308

Re: My take on Godel's incompleteness theorems

[Bolding by Yrreg] [ . . . . ] Mathematical truths are akin to the statement: "[Given that 'bachelor' means 'unmarried man'] , if Bob is a bachelor then Bob is unmarried." [ Etc.] Of course, do not forget that there are bachelors in the objective world of empirical reality outside and ind...
by LaserGuy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse

Shout outs: bessie - Very sorry that real life got in the way for you. You played a strong game and I would have enjoyed seeing how you played out the endgame. Maven - Sorry we lynched you before you really got to do much :) Evil George Washington - Glad to have you back! You and Zen are great fun t...
by LaserGuy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7344
Views: 694399

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Alien Warfare alien warfare.jpg Humans are no longer alone in the Milky Way galaxy. Are these unwelcome visitors going for a hostile takeover or is there a chance at diplomatic peace? Now accepting any volunteers in all fields of expertise whether it be espionage, politics, or balloon animal art. W...
by LaserGuy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse

Good game scum, well done.

I'd love to see the scum chat at some point, but I'm sure it's just 20 pages of wam laughing at us :D
by LaserGuy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 234
Views: 42783

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Stephen Hawking died today :cry:
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31053
Views: 2095500

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

@jimbob: I would be very happy to play your game. WoT2 was actually what got me in to playing mafia in the first place.
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31053
Views: 2095500

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Stellaris @ Vic:
Spoiler:
I don't think there was really a way to make that work because of somitomi's power that would end the day.
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31053
Views: 2095500

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Stellaris: (Was I supposed to wait until mod declared me officially dead? Clearly not going to do that :P ) Well played, scum. wam now gets a place of honor in my "Extremely Dangerous as Scum" Club. I still think Town hurt ourselves pretty badly by being so passive though. Much eas...
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31053
Views: 2095500

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Stellaris:
Spoiler:
Oh, and we got played.

Damn it.
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

Vote: LaserGuy

Hammer

If one of wam/plytho are scum, you played a great game.
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31053
Views: 2095500

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Stellaris:
Spoiler:
So, are we going into a loss here? Did plytho and/or wam hoodwink us?
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

That's hammer.

Vote: Madge
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

Users browsing this forum: LaserGuy, plytho, Sabrar, wam and 5 guests


Or I guess we could just quick lynch everyone except for plytho/wam and hope they're both Town
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

I think lynching us today after Vic is probably the best option. If Sabrar and I survive to D4, Town is pretty much forced to lynch us anyway, so you may as well do it now to get the flip info.
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

I think worst case is that we still have two scum left, neither of whom are me/Sabrar. In this scenario, we need to lynch at least one scum before we end the day today or we lose outright. If we have one scum left or there is one scum among me/Sabrar, then lynching us will hopefully simplify the gam...
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 31053
Views: 2095500

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

I like the idea of repurposing the mod queue in some sensible way to reflect what people are actually planning on doing.

I'm happy to join whatever game comes up next.
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

The last lynch before the end of the game.
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

Vote: Vicarin

Really hoping this is going to be the last one, because I have no scumreads beyond this point :?
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:20 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

If there is one scum and one Town left, then scum wins. (Theoretically no lynch is forced and then scum gets the kill)
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

Vote freezeblade
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

I'm fine with starting with Maven. Vicarin is at least around and doing stuff. Better if we don't need to wait for the lurkers to vote.

Vote: Maven
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

I had assumed that we would both die immediately upon lynch, even if the mod was not technically around to call the lynch. But I actually don't know.
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

LaserGuy wrote:No, we are explicitly not confirmed Town to each other.


This has been very annoying for both of us, I think :)
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

No, we are explicitly not confirmed Town to each other.
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

Vicarin wrote:Can you confirm exactly how the lovers work in this game though please?


If Sabrar is killed in any way, then I die of grief. I assume it is the same for him.
by LaserGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

@ sabrar. We are struggling to get 1 lynch going what makes you think we can get 6 especially with the lynch in the last 12 hours ending the day? If madge/wam us in your last 3 why are we before laser? Also would 5 not make more sense than 6. 5 gives us a chance if one of the chosen 3 are scum. We ...
by LaserGuy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - Endgame - Apocalypse
Replies: 1327
Views: 28953

Re: Stellaris Mafia (Lights Out) - D3 - Assessments

I expect I will claim at some point today, yes, but not right now unless Sabrar or plytho really wants me to.

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