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by Echo244
Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1146482

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Donald Trump marked the relaunch of his struggling presidential campaign with a shock new tactic: an apology. ... The rally, which began with a long tribute to victims of flooding in Louisiana, was also unusual for relying entirely on a teleprompter. Previously the campaign’s use of prepared remark...
by Echo244
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80051

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

@Sabrar

Spoiler:
Check/fold
by Echo244
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80051

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

Check.

A note that I'm AFK for a week and a bit from tomorrow afternoon (and I remember Sabrar's off after that, so we might need a general hiatus), so please deal me out of the hands after this one until I'm back, and don't wait for me to auto-check/auto-fold after tomorrow.
by Echo244
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Barbecue Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 7628

Re: The Barbecue Thread

OK, so, hoping this won't get me flamed, but... does anyone have any good suggestions for vegetarian barbecue options? A skewer of vegetables, cut into sizes that don't cook at the same rate, seems to be the standard approach. I've tried some people's attempt to barbecue Quorn and the like but it's ...
by Echo244
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80051

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

And congratulations on your victory in the other thread. ;-D
by Echo244
Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80051

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

Only a great fool would call such a large bet, and I am not a great fool. But you must have known I was not a great fool, in fact you would have counted on it! So clearly I should call. However, by the very nature of this no-stakes poker, you would have known that calling is more tempting than usua...
by Echo244
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80051

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

Bet 500.
by Echo244
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create Your Own Society
Replies: 161
Views: 21336

Re: Create Your Own Society

Note: According to ODF, we are starting around the time when big civilization began to form. If I'm reading that correctly, that means that we're at roughly the same time as the Ancient Egyptians, or the Mesopotamians, or the Ancient Greeks or so. The very dawn of society---if I'm correct. Although...
by Echo244
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4543
Views: 698664

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It's not really a step up from when a different newspaper had a countdown until Charlotte Church turned 16 and they could legitimately perve over her. The rules are loose. Deliberately so. And political parties do not want to piss off the newspapers, so nobody cracks down on them. Even the Leveson I...
by Echo244
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1721: "Business Idea"
Replies: 55
Views: 10869

Re: 1721: "Business Idea"

Pointless anecdote time, now someone's mentioned the aviation side of things... France, somewhere, apparently had a special transaction code to use when refuelling jet aircraft. They'd load the aircraft with the specified amount of jet fuel as a normal transaction, then drain the hose out into a buc...
by Echo244
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80051

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

Check.
by Echo244
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12019

Re: The Bottle Imp

Minor query on the list of rules: I wished for King SDK's title to be respected by all, but the per-post payment to only be applicable to those who choose to be his subjects. Somewhere in the grand list of wishes. Here we go. I wish for SDK's kingship to extend as far as his subjects choose him as K...
by Echo244
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create Your Own Society
Replies: 161
Views: 21336

Re: Create Your Own Society

OOC: Accomodated as a minor adjustment through re-edit. Thought I was stepping on toes; happy to not be. Let's hope her promise turns out to be more more than hot air. ;-D
by Echo244
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Great Quotes From the Wrong People
Replies: 63
Views: 9907

Re: Great Quotes From the Wrong People

"I am Iron Man, do do do do do do do, vote for me!" - Donald Trump
by Echo244
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create Your Own Society
Replies: 161
Views: 21336

Re: Create Your Own Society

OOC: Kind of assuming that Grace Avin is one of mine, otherwise it's an odd name/title clash... <Edit> Argh, *her* Grace. Misread, editing. </Edit> /OOC: "We who formerly belonged to your ranks now are free. As we are aware that this goes against the Graces upon which your Society was founded, ...
by Echo244
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80051

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

Check.
by Echo244
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create Your Own Society
Replies: 161
Views: 21336

Re: Create Your Own Society

Relations update: The Threefold Confluence: Friendly and mostly open. The Graces support the concept of the rule of Law, and actively support it even on the occasions when those forming it... resist their guiding hand. As a result, they are more free than usual with the sharing of information and kn...
by Echo244
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Mornington Crescent
Replies: 2697
Views: 270681

Re: Mornington Crescent

Only 3 dimensions? How... restrictive.

Hobb's End
by Echo244
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80051

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

Call.
by Echo244
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12019

Re: The Bottle Imp

Suggest we pool our cash and let ygh buy it for as much as he can, then pay us back. He actually *wants* the bottle, it seems. If Neil wished him a million dollars, it would be gone after ygh's next post. Or if we accept the time traveller thing on the understanding that ygh has to wish for "1 ...
by Echo244
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create Your Own Society
Replies: 161
Views: 21336

Re: Create Your Own Society

Player Name : Echo Group Name : The Society of Graces Aspects : ++Internal Affairs, +Diplomacy, +Espionage, +Magic (so dabbling in a lot of fields) Description : A group shrouded in secrecy, mystery and intrigue, at least some of which is their own. A group of powerful women, often seen to be of no...
by Echo244
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12019

Re: The Bottle Imp

I... don't think you have any money to buy the bottle, ygh. Neil ordered the Imp to remove all money from everyone, then instituted the payment-for-puns system. I made... $70 from terrible puns. You can borrow that money to buy the bottle if you like, then instantly wish for money to repay the debt....
by Echo244
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2439542

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. Every time you make a hole in the ground, a worm writhes out. Birds *love* you.

I wish I could safely recharge batteries (even non-rechargeable ones) by glaring at them.
by Echo244
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12019

Re: The Bottle Imp

Giving other people a thousand dollars might help. That way everyone can afford the maximum current price of the bottle. It'd be a grand gesture.
by Echo244
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4754
Views: 923324

Re: Today I Made:

That does sound an excellent cake. And a splendid way to increase the cream:cake ratio. ...would alternatives to peanut butter work? Tahini maybe, I can get cashew nut butter where I am in health food shops, supermarkets have chestnut puree... Not sure about the pitta. My instinct is that something ...
by Echo244
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1720: "Horses"
Replies: 55
Views: 11805

Re: 1720: "Horses"

I love Ponytail. She makes so much sense. Except, you know, the horses might walk over to the tree anyway to munch fruit. Or wander down the wrong carriageway. Ignore the red light. Treat the level crossing barrier as a fence to jump over. It'll be a long time before most affordable cars can do that...
by Echo244
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80051

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

Fold.
by Echo244
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1719: "Superzoom"
Replies: 41
Views: 12547

Re: 1719: "Superzoom"

With sufficient zoom you can also disprove certain moon-related conspiracy theories. Hooray! Anyway, yes, please let me know where I can get one, so that I can (with sufficient stability) show someone the left behind bits from various Moon Landings. The more ML Hoaxers we can convince with live ima...
by Echo244
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80051

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

Check.
by Echo244
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80051

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

Given it's a check, I'm happy to do that.
by Echo244
Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11
Replies: 1397
Views: 80051

Re: Texas Hold 'em 2.0 - Hand 11

...are we in autocheck territory?
by Echo244
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26069
Views: 2439542

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. The cup is new. The coffee is the same as the previous coffee, extracted from you, slightly reheated, and served in the new cup.

I wish to not have to wait 10 hours to see my girlfriend.
by Echo244
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Who likes BREAD?
Replies: 172
Views: 87830

Re: Who likes BREAD?

Which gluten free breads do you consider good? I generally veer towards Genius, but there are a couple of others - Schar (?) is pretty good and tastes a bit different, and there's also BeFree which manages to be gluten free and vegan. Have you tried making your own? I've tried a couple of times, the...
by Echo244
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12019

Re: The Bottle Imp

Neil_Boekend wrote:Aww, shucks.

In that case a source of income for the enslaved population would be wise.
Puns earn you money. Base price is $10 per pun, I hold the right to increase this amount if I consider the pun to be especially bad.


Why is $10 like a French egg?
It's not! $10 is nothing like un oeuf!

;-P
by Echo244
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Bottle Imp
Replies: 156
Views: 12019

Re: The Bottle Imp

You hear a voice coming from below the ground... "New page-topper rule: All first posts on a new page must contain an image."

;-P
by Echo244
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242566

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

More shenanigans: GMB union backs Owen Smith for Labour leader - note the question they asked: Speaking to BBC News, Mr Roache (GMB general secretary) said the question put to members had been "very carefully couched", and asked who they thought was the best candidate to serve as prime min...
by Echo244
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Into the RNGeon
Replies: 50
Views: 4357

Re: Into the RNGeon

Eek. Traps. So... we've got the crosshatch grid. Which might be pressure plates or holes. Then we've got the red pointy things which might be arrow traps or just the bits the arrows shoot out from to murder us when we do the wrong thing. Each has three arrows, which suggest a periodicity of 3 (perio...
by Echo244
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:35 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Can you produce [X] in less than 15 seconds?
Replies: 7692
Views: 743900

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

None at work. I can get you some oil (sunflower, somewhat flavoured with sundried tomatoes and mushrooms) if you need fat for something, but no butter.

A naked flame?
by Echo244
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1718: "Backups"
Replies: 45
Views: 8856

Re: 1718: "Backups"

Whizbang wrote:Uh... Formulas -> Error Checking -> Circular References


Circular References needs a Formulas submenu.
by Echo244
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1718: "Backups"
Replies: 45
Views: 8856

Re: 1718: "Backups"

...which is a good thing, as it prevents this sort of horrific discovery... ;-P

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