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Visiting frequency in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1249
Profile Homepage #9
I visit these and Lyceum boards once or thrice a day or more but I don't join the conversation so much. This is my 45th post but I've been lurking here actively maybe a year or two.

It's a bit slower to write in English than in Finnish and what I'm saying may sound different than what I mean if I'm not careful.
Posts: 259 | Registered: Saturday, June 1 2002 07:00
When is Fall?? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1249
Profile Homepage #3
I agree with Seaweed. Where I am, leaves start to turn yellow in september, usually. Although it's been an unusually warm summer and it still seems to be +21 °C outside right now. (Which is 14:25 pm, not morning) When December starts, we've had the first snow already, in november or even october...
Posts: 259 | Registered: Saturday, June 1 2002 07:00
Intelligence in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1249
Profile Homepage #13
I don't know if there's a good way to measure one's intelligence. You can get better results in IQ tests by learning maths, for example.

What would be an accurate way to compare two persons' intelligence? First you would have to define exactly what intelligence is. But in your lifetime, you can learn very different things. For example, you can learn maths, read fiction or learn to cultivate land. Defining intelligence is, at the same time, defining what is valuable knowledge, or which skills are valuable.

- Milu
Posts: 259 | Registered: Saturday, June 1 2002 07:00
How will you choose to rock? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 1249
Profile Homepage #17
Pink Floyd might be good with some scenarios, at least Requelle's Nightmares comes to mind from BoE...

(Hmmm... suomalaisten valtaamat keskustelusivut??)
Posts: 259 | Registered: Saturday, June 1 2002 07:00
Iraqi aftermath in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1249
Profile Homepage #44
To make my point more clear (hopefully):

Our state, Finland, has its own police force. Laws apply to the police force, otherwise the police could become corrupt. Moreover, if the police force had immunity from prosecution, then at least theoretically, unsatisfied citizens could elect another leaders that would want to change this system.

One nation, the United States, decides to become the police force of the world. Its leaders decide that it's their job to oust all bad guys. The United States armed forces have immunity from prosecution in the International Criminal Court. A very small portion of the world's population has the right to participate in the election of the government of the U.S.

Not good.
Posts: 259 | Registered: Saturday, June 1 2002 07:00
Iraqi aftermath in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1249
Profile Homepage #43
I read the article that Volourn had a link to.

It didn't say anything about whether the Iraqis want Americans to stay. It says they "have little faith in the former exiles appointed to transitional councils" and "express deep ambivalence about Western-style democracy".

Anyway, about the justification of the war...

I didn't love Saddam Hussein's Iraq. However, I don't love the present Qatar or Saudi Arabia government either.

So. Why Iraq & Afganistan? I ask again, why isn't Saudi Arabia on that list? Or Israel, for one. It hasn't got a clean human rights record either.

If the justification of the Iraqi war has moved from USA's self defense to the elimination of "bad guys", then what is this elimination based on?

It's very selective justice. If you are on Bush's side, the bad things are justified but if you are a bad guy, they aren't.

That's what makes me worried the most about this "war on terror".

EDIT: And, who decides who's in charge in these post-US war countries and chooses what changes are made? I haven't seen any real election in Afganistan or Iraq yet.

[ Sunday, July 27, 2003 11:44: Message edited by: Milu ]
Posts: 259 | Registered: Saturday, June 1 2002 07:00
Iraqi aftermath in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1249
Profile Homepage #13
"Iraqis detained by U.S. troops have complained of torture and degrading treatment, Amnesty International said Wednesday."

I just read this news article about it. It's from Reuters.

That really doesn't sound good. Especially when, at the same time, the US seeks immunity from prosecution in the International Criminal Court.

I could say much more about the war in Iraq and "war on terror"... But it's probably been said many times already. No WMD's have been found and there is definitely more connection between the US and Iraq's WMD than between Iraq and the September 11th 2001 attacks. And the US has made public a black list of countries it considers evil and bad. Somehow Saudi Arabia, Turkey& Qatar (for example) didn't end up on that list although they aren't really countries which fit into the official definition of democracy... Etc.

[ Thursday, July 24, 2003 10:38: Message edited by: Milu ]
Posts: 259 | Registered: Saturday, June 1 2002 07:00
Favorite Games in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1249
Profile Homepage #22
My favourites:

- The Exile series, Nethergate & Geneforge
- Angband and Troubles of Middle Earth, Nethack
- Baldur's Gate I&II
- Beyond Dark Castle (an old Mac game which I played when I was 10, it's still one of my favourites for nostalgic reasons)
- Might and Magic I IMAGE(Favorite Games_files/smile.gif)

EDIT: I absolutely have to add Uninvited and Shadowgate. From the 80's.

I haven't won neither Nethack nor Angband. I haven't played Might And Magics after I&II.

If I had to pick only one, it would be... maybe Exile III.

[ Thursday, July 24, 2003 11:39: Message edited by: Milu ]
Posts: 259 | Registered: Saturday, June 1 2002 07:00
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY ALL!!!!!!! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1249
Profile Homepage #20
I (too) didn't celebrate yesterday (didn't even remember the occasion) and wouldn't have even if I was living in the U.S.
Still, for some reason, all my neighbors seemed to be having a party... IMAGE(HAPPY 4TH OF JULY ALL!!!!!!!_files/smile.gif)
On the other hand, it was friday evening and there's a rock festival in town.

EDIT: now I saw the other topic about the subject and have to add this about history: My country has certainly had no "help" from the United States in any war (not that I think that it's a bad thing). Finland was never a socialist country despite being a neighbour of the Soviet Union. Lenin granted us independence in 1918 IMAGE(HAPPY 4TH OF JULY ALL!!!!!!!_files/smile.gif) There was a civil war in 1918 between "reds" (leftists) and "whites" (rightists) and the reds lost and were put into concentration camps.
Later, in World War II, Finland was fighting on the side of Nazis against Soviet Union. But we didn't lose our independence when the war was over.

P.S. My spanish skills are so poor I can't really write in spanish but speaking of music, incidentally I listen to chilean music too, (mostly political from the seventies) like Inti Illimani and Quilapayun...
Had to add that too IMAGE(HAPPY 4TH OF JULY ALL!!!!!!!_files/smile.gif)

¡ Viva Allende !

[ Saturday, July 05, 2003 10:26: Message edited by: Milu ]
Posts: 259 | Registered: Saturday, June 1 2002 07:00
Enforced "goodness" -- a good thing? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 1249
Profile Homepage #20
"Is it acceptable or annoying when an RPG forces your character to be good?"

I think what I'm usually most annoyed about is that it depends on the game designer which choices are "good" and "evil" ones.

On the other hand, in most RPG games you have to kill people in order to finish the game, so it's in any case a bit questionable to call the party in the game "good" rather than "evil"...
Posts: 259 | Registered: Saturday, June 1 2002 07:00

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