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by Echo244
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"
Replies: 119
Views: 20505

Re: 1716: "Time Travel Thesis"

Nah, come on, you turn up early enough to give yourself good input in writing the thesis and forming the arguments, rather than let yourself struggle. Turning up at the thesis defence is just a way to deal with the really, really awkward questions about areas that didn't form the core of the thesis ...
by Echo244
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12046

Re: The Bottle Imp

I wish for all the flags at the Olympics to be turned in to rainbow flags.
by Echo244
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Into the RNGeon
Replies: 50
Views: 4368

Re: Into the RNGeon

East, and three Northeasts.

I'll equip the lantern, being likely the first to Trek Into Darkness...
by Echo244
Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Into the RNGeon
Replies: 50
Views: 4368

Re: Into the RNGeon

Cool.

I think I have two moves left this turn. So, two Easts, then I can head for the Darkness next turn.
by Echo244
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Into the RNGeon
Replies: 50
Views: 4368

Re: Into the RNGeon

<Tosses Precise to thunk for sale>
by Echo244
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121614

Re: Random natterings

Flumble wrote:
Sableagle wrote:Sea Dragons?

Tssk, that's just a sea horse with seaweed for limbs. It's like pretending Old Gregg is a dragon.


It still looks approximately 43% more dragon-y than that disappointing komodo creature.
by Echo244
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12046

Re: The Bottle Imp

I wish for Donald Trump's hair to come to life and correct everything he says.
by Echo244
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2697
Views: 273514

Re: Mornington Crescent

Oooooh.

Tottenham Court Road

And then down into Soho. ;-D
by Echo244
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Into the RNGeon
Replies: 50
Views: 4368

Re: Into the RNGeon

OK, shiny. Or, rather specifically, not. ;-D

OK, I shall wait for thunk to complete her transaction. No point running off to get murdered in the darkness without the lantern or any backup. I'll move West and gently prod the Warp Beacon, before taking a step back East.
by Echo244
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80287

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

Pfah. And there was me hoping good things come in threes!

@Sabrar
Spoiler:
Check, I'll have a look if there's a raise.
by Echo244
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80287

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

Nyuh, he's normally around by now if he's around, and I'm shortly going to be offline for about 16 hours. Autofold and I'll let Sabrar resolve.
by Echo244
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1922
Views: 388500

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

That's a low ceiling it's got there. What happens when someone cruises up behind it in a big SUV? Or a van? Minibus? Tall truck? Any car with a roof box? Taxi with a sign on top? And it looks like overtaking it is designed to be impossible, as it is now. Maybe if it straddled two lanes out of three ...
by Echo244
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 243924

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I've got to say, I always wonder why people try to fiddle things in democratic parties, against what seems to be popular support, using technicalities and deliberately constructed barriers. They might get the result they want now, but it costs them in future - alienating formerly active supporters, ...
by Echo244
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12046

Re: The Bottle Imp

I wish I'd read the OP more closely regarding bolded rule changes. Oh well, an opportunity to better word things while not under time pressure. I wish for there to be a new rule: Anyone with a golden ticket wins the game, unless overridden by an existing rule. You all already have your golden ticket...
by Echo244
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80287

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

I'll give him a little while longer. He seems to be usually about by 2-3pm UTC if he's online. Unless New User is particularly interested in finding out now who's won the hand...
by Echo244
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Into the RNGeon
Replies: 50
Views: 4368

Re: Into the RNGeon

I kind of assumed the north exit was the RNGeon entrance/exit, so wasn't planning on going there... if it is just a dark area, and the white space is a hole-in-the-roof entrance/exit, I think buying the lantern and exploring the dark area would be a beneficial plan. Concur, Lantern would be useful. ...
by Echo244
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12046

Re: The Bottle Imp

Jetpack! Why haven't I wished for a jetpack yet? I wish for a jetpack. I wish for a Space Elevator. Several, in fact. Let's have eight, equidistantly spaced around the equator. All the relevant materials science, power etc. to make them work independently of the power of wishing. Did I wish for a te...
by Echo244
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2697
Views: 273514

Re: Mornington Crescent

Of course!

Let's try a 2050 variant with engineering works on the Circle line, and Paddington still blooming closed to Bakerloo line trains while they faff about endlessly with Crossrail...

Turnham Green
by Echo244
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12046

Re: The Bottle Imp

...and with such interest in purchasing the bottle, I shall buy the bottle for $998. I wish for SDK's kingship to extend as far as his subjects choose him as King. So his title remains, as he is still King, but unless everyone else in the thread chooses him to be *their* King, they don't have to pay...
by Echo244
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Into the RNGeon
Replies: 50
Views: 4368

Re: Into the RNGeon

I think you can use two more Wests this turn. And then be first to encounter whatever's in the next room, which makes sense with your vast reservoir of hit points and my healing powers. ;-D
by Echo244
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7710
Views: 746329

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

Yes. Microwave rice with some added veggies, just like my normal weekday lunch. It won't be *hot* in 15 seconds, but it'll be in my hands.

A scarf?
by Echo244
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2445076

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. The ultimate weaponsmith has an order list which will keep her busy for several decades. Yes, every one of her clients needs an ultimate mega-weapon to save the world. No, she doesn't have a cellar plagued by rats that you can kill in order to jump the queue. No, you can't buy your way to t...
by Echo244
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12046

Re: The Bottle Imp

And yet they were his actions, while King. As recorded in this thread. That he took the actions through mystical means... has no relevance, when we know that he made those choices. Kingship traditionally carries the responsibilities of assuring the safety and security of one's subjects. Wishing for ...
by Echo244
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Into the RNGeon
Replies: 50
Views: 4368

Re: Into the RNGeon

Four Wests, please. Westward Ho!

Suggest we grab some loot from whatever's to the West, then feed some of the less valuable stuff through the entropy machine on the way back to the door...
by Echo244
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1714: Volcano Types
Replies: 16
Views: 5771

Re: 1714: Volcano Types

Or build a tiny model of Nova Prospekt for it to rampage around... Or those mining tunnels and burrows. "Follow Freeman." <antlion sounds for which I can't find adequate onomatopoeia> <shotgun blasts> <more antlion sounds> <Vort-blast> <less antlion sounds> <Rambling about "the Alyx ...
by Echo244
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1714: Volcano Types
Replies: 16
Views: 5771

1714: Volcano Types

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/volcano_types.png Title text: "It's hard living somewhere with antlions, because every time you find one of their traps, you feel compelled to spend all day constructing a tiny model of Jabba's sail barge next to it." Or build a tiny model of Nova Prospekt for ...
by Echo244
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12046

Re: The Bottle Imp

... I think you already got the million dollars when you posted, which then might have gone to your estate after that inconvenient bolt of lightning killed you. So it depends on whether a death certificate was issued. No death certificate, nothing's changed, you have a million dollars (probably Cana...
by Echo244
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Into the RNGeon
Replies: 50
Views: 4368

Re: Into the RNGeon

You're pretty sure it's an entropy machine. You've heard about them before. They can be dangerous - each time you use them it's a gamble. But... the benefits surely outweigh the risks, right? ..Right? Right! I'll... let someone else try first. ;-D Is that a door over to the east? If so... I like do...
by Echo244
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80287

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

Bet 200.
by Echo244
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12046

Re: The Bottle Imp

I would like to not have to pay King SDK ten dollars for every post. Please. That... is really more of an internal matter. I do not want to infringe on SDK's sovereignty, so I suggest taking that up with your king instead. And yet, already you infringe, by curing ygh of zombification and raising th...
by Echo244
Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2697
Views: 273514

Re: Mornington Crescent

Ooooh, some sort of minor variation of the Cryer shuffle is on the cards there...

And of course, I never bluff. ;-D

Leyton
by Echo244
Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4763
Views: 926607

Re: Today I Made:

Today I Made: Moo crepes with fresh blueberries. Tasty! Interesting change from carby pancakes. I shall see how I get on with them. Might not be something I work in to my normal breakfast routine right now but they are good.
by Echo244
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 243924

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

File under "The Telegraph, so openly biased, but...": Labour rebels plan to elect own leader and create ‘alternative’ group if Jeremy Corbyn is re-elected Down near the bottom is a poll. Corbyn on 56%, Smith on 34%. It's really looking all over bar the whimper and recriminations. And the h...
by Echo244
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12046

Re: The Bottle Imp

Nah, SDK can stay king. What do I care for worldly riches when I can have anything I want? <Pays $10> Now, then! What to do... oh, I know. People! As the benevolent current holder of the Bottle Imp, I have seen fit to hear your pleas. If you have any wishes, and tell me about them, I will consider ...
by Echo244
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80287

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

Check.
by Echo244
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:35 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Into the RNGeon
Replies: 50
Views: 4368

Re: Into the RNGeon

Wooo! Level up! 2 points in speed please, Attack/Speed/Health 4/4/7 I'll pass the Coin Flip to thunk, who could use the extra speed or attack power. Don't mind who gets Precise. thunk, that Newton's Law power of yours looks... pretty fantastic if you keep your attack dice low and up your speed a bit...
by Echo244
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80287

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

Check.
by Echo244
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12046

Re: The Bottle Imp

Oh now this is interesting. What now for King SDK? Will his fortunes and glory be wished away?

<Pays $10 as that still seems to be in effect>
by Echo244
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 243924

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, Cameron to resign by October]

Owen Smith's policy pledges Ha. Harsh but probably not far wrong. Mind you, he's got Tim Farron out-competing him on that score. My brief lunchtime scan of a few news websites aren't showing much news on that front. I even found a picture of Corbyn on the Guardian website not linked to a savage att...
by Echo244
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2697
Views: 273514

Re: Mornington Crescent

Should be, though there's a classic response to the Tottenham move...

Arsenal

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