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A present in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #2
3. i LIKE GIBER!

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Social Networking: Spiderwebbers on last.fm in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #11
Fairyland lol. :)

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Geneforge 5 - May Update in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #21
Finally no more black bars on the side of the game window.

"As I said before, there are five game-winning factions."

Does that imply that there are non-game winning factions?

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Macintosh Architecture Poll in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #9
I'm using Os 7.0.1

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Gender and RPGs in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #16
What about body type discrimination? Why don't we see 600 pound heros splooshing around the countryside?

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Important Message About Board Upgrade in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #9
Will member numbers be maintained?

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
An intellectual tidbit in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #2
No thanks I done thought me brain out over finalz.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
When Jeff remakes Avernum... in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #5
It's a smart move. There are lots of people out there that haven't played one of his games yet.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Studies in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #23
I study butterflies.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
E. Gary Gygax passed away in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #17
Wow he sure was young.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
A! in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #0
IMAGE(http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/4512/4pu6.jpg)

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Scope of Ethics in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #42
quote:
Originally written by Eggs don't belong on panels:

It's hard enough to quantify that I think two-level utilitarianism is probably necessary. Rule utilitarianism is practicable but inflexible, and act utilitarianism is correct but frequently impossible to actually determine. Two-level utilitarianism gives you the best of both.


Interesting, I was unaware of two-level utilitarianism. Lol as alway there's a third, "lets take the best of this and that" choice.

quote:
Originally written by Diprosopus:


Welcome to the discussion, Mr. VCH! Are wristcutters teaching ethics courses nowadays? ;) If you would so much as humor me: Even if you pursue that which is good (i.e. what you want) first, is it inconceivable to say that it's right to pursue that which is good? You seem to be advocating ethical egoism. Read about it, you sympathize with it. :D

Also, if you don't believe in right or wrong, why would you care about anyone else's utility?


I don't understand the wrist-cutter reference. Any way, who or what says that what I pursue is good? Who or what decides what is good? What is good? All these things are so subjective. Good is a word that only has the meaning one puts into it. People have many different meanings for good. It may mean killing terrorists to one person or harbouring terrorists to another person. Therefore good is not concrete and cannot exist. Actions exist, actions are amoral. If I stab a man it is an action. But it is not good nor is it evil. Yes, it is inconceivable to say that it's right to pursue that which is good. Both "right" and "good" are too subjective. It's neither right nor wrong to pursue anything.

Evil and good are not nouns.

As for the Utilitarianism thing, I simply picked the model that seemed the most clear-cut. I can't say I follow that model or any other one really. However, I was tempted by Adam Smith's "invisible hand".

Perhaps I am amoral.

[ Tuesday, February 12, 2008 01:34: Message edited by: VCH ]

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Scope of Ethics in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #36
Ethics don't exist. Nothing is wrong or right, everything is simply "different".

Edit: However, if I had to choose an ethical theory, "Act Utilitarianism" seems to make the most sense, no matter if it is a bit difficult to quantify pain and pleasure.

[ Monday, February 11, 2008 21:19: Message edited by: VCH ]

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Geneforge 4, Indie RPG Of The Year 2007 in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #17
Game Banshee text not IMG.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Geneforge 4, Indie RPG Of The Year 2007 in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #13
Wow, I always thought game developers were informed when one of their games gets nominated, or wins.

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The Knight Between Posts.
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Geneforge 4, Indie RPG Of The Year 2007 in General
Shaper
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http://www.insidemacgames.com/news/story.php?ID=16093

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Bipolar in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #62
quote:
Originally written by Khoth:

quote:
inducting women into the horrors that we once relegated largely to the soulless roles for men
Just because you have some peculiar hatred of science doesn't mean that scientists share your view. Not even female ones.

As for science being a male-biased enterprise, although like too many things it has historically been male-dominated, it may surprise you to hear that women are also capable of rational thought, and the female scientists I know would be insulted at the suggestion that they're "pretending to be men".

Females outnumber males in all of my university science courses. I'm talking 80% to 20% easily.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Bipolar in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #47
WOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Omaha Mall Shooting in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #404
quote:
Originally written by Stillness:

Let’s explore this. You may have a point, but I’m not getting it yet. Why can’t the other three people get a job? Children can do productive labor at a fairly young age. Women can do work that doesn’t require heavy lifting like a man can. So why make this allowance? I think a person can claim dependants until they reach age 25. Why?
LOL. Women can do work that doesn't require heavy lifting and the children should go work down in thar coal mine. Man, you have archaic opinions. lol.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Jest and Youthful Jolity in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #24
I end up sleeping 12 hours or more when I don't check myself. Maybe thats cuze a normal day in University starts at 1:00pm, and ends at 7:00am. I think my sleep cycle is smashed.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
The War on Christmas in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #41
What's wrong with a 10$ hotplate?

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Os X 10.5.1 Desktop images in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #0
Hey guys. Has anyone had a problem with the desktop image continually changing back to cosmic view? I keep trying to change the image but then ~30 sec later the desktop image will change back to the original. Any ideas?

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Hardest Spiderweb Game EVER!! in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #16
Surely the stick would break.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
*becomes violently ill, vomits profusely* in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #15
Oh jeez! The government knows who my friends are and what I read. So ****ing what? Go ahead and track me. I couldn't care less.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Original names in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #56
How can you be a geyser?

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