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Why? in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #63
Wow.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
A Rememberance of Things Past in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #35
quote:
Originally written by Cryptozoology:

quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

Around here, it's acknowledged as something underhanded and against the rules, but insinuating someone did it doesn't get a reaction as if you'd accused them of murder or something. :P
Well, see, the thing is that if you're an academic and you're caught plagiarising, your career is kaput, so to speak. If you're passing off others' ideas as your own, that destroys any trust the faculty had in you to produce original work and give proper credit to research sources. And suppose your plagiarised work was used in a bestselling book, or in research that won a cash prize. Lawsuit city.

That's why you fabricate sources and quotes.
;)

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
A Rememberance of Things Past in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #8
16kBs lol. With that much memory you could do anything.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Early 2007 is when exactly? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #25
i LIKE!

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Custom titles in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #15
I'll give you a custom title, my son. I have that power, you know, I really do.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Mitochondria and Cancer in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #6
We've had this discussion before.

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A Statistically Happy New Year! in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #18
131st. Thats right 1st! 1st!

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
This Day in History: in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #16
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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
American - Canadian Relationships in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #19
I thought so. Any way I hope relations worsen. The worst thing we can do is get closer. George Bush is an idiot. Well people voted for him didn't they. The government is the people really. I'm all for a wall between the two nations.
Jean Chretien had some venom at the end of his term, enough to think for himself.

[ Wednesday, January 17, 2007 21:37: Message edited by: VCH ]

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The Knight Between Posts.
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G4 Review in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #0
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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
G4 Review in Geneforge Series
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #0
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I Need Math Like a Hobo Needs A Bath in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #11
Oh so funny. Yes I love school jokes lolololol.

[ Sunday, January 07, 2007 21:16: Message edited by: VCH ]

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
In memoriam, Polaris in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #15
Happy New Year :)

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The Knight Between Posts.
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The Insidious Infiltrator in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #40
Awh, you missed all the fun of running through the lab and every step being followed by the Roth. I really enjoyed running through all the areas watching the mines go off and such. Then the final pylons what a relief that was to see them.

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Nothing Plus Nothing Equals Nothing in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #33
I don't believe the public needs to know or understand how anything works. That's not to say people can't. But really unless you're really, really into to learning about science you'll always have just a base understanding of how things really work. I'm reminded of experiences in school where you learn something about the cell, or whatever, one year then the next it's like "well none of that is really correct". WTF did I learn it for then lol. If you're a genuine super human genius maybe you now what's what. Otherwise the car works and that's enough I don't have to be a mechanic to use it. I trust that people study and learn things to benefit humanity and make themselves a little cash.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Myspace lol in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #0
Does any one here have a Myspace account? I forgot i put one toghther years back. I find it amusing when I get those "X" wants to be your friend messages. Well I don't want to be yours! lol.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
another environmental topic in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #5
quote:
Originally written by I'll Steal Your Toast:

Ultimately it will come down to high rise agriculture in closed building where they don't need to use a lot of chemicals. Essentially you will have an integrated organic multistory farm. Basically a skyscraper greenhouse powered by a generator, solar panels, wind generators, and various energy saving technologies. People will become so packed together that farmland will be increasingly needed for living space. There is no effort at population control. Plus land will get used up or be designated as environmental holdings.

This 1) eliminates the use of huge amounts of pesticide.
2) makes the crops more locally produced because they are in an urban environment.
3) frees up more land for homes.

How about putting the homes where they belong? That is, not on the best land possible. Go build your homes on the mountain there's no need to build down in the valley other than it's easier. From personal experience we are a long long way from the kind of agriculture you described. Withe the exception of vegetables which are already grown in large complexes. The realities of farming just don't allow for what you're proposing, unless the population decreases or everbody grows, or raises their own food.

BTW: There is plenty of land for housing. Most of Canada and the U.S. is empty now. We don't all have to live in New York or Toronto.

[ Tuesday, December 12, 2006 23:50: Message edited by: VCH ]

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Nothing Plus Nothing Equals Nothing in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #30
"And a point is that genetic theory has gotten stuck on a premise/assumption that somehow genes drive things as a primary cause, rather than something drives our genes. Tell me the dominant attitude and perspective of this country isn't that we are essentially at the mercy of, and the victim of our genes, and that we are stuck with the lot we are handed? Virtually everything I read in the media and hear out of the mouths of my fellow citizen reflect this viewpoint."

Something does drive our genes. Generally what we eat and the environment we live in affect what genes are transcribed and what proteins are in turn made. Steroid hormones and peptide hormones among other things determine what a response a cell has. Genes would be useless without signals influencing their actions. Genes can be controlled altered deleted and wholly replaced. We are in no way at mercy of what we begin with. Research is progressing to the point where many genetic problems can be partially or fully solved.

[ Tuesday, December 12, 2006 23:29: Message edited by: VCH ]

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The Knight Between Posts.
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I'm back in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #12
Xactly.

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Use Other Message Icons! in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #9
Is Hott. :mad:

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Nethergate 2.0!, 2.0!,2.0! in Nethergate
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #9
Thank You. :)

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Use Other Message Icons! in General
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #6
You're Ugly. :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

[ Monday, December 11, 2006 19:48: Message edited by: VCH ]

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The Knight Between Posts.
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Nethergate 2.0!, 2.0!,2.0! in Nethergate
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #6
I haven't played dthrough the original. So I guess I',m a bit blurry about the ending.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Avernum 5 Early, Early Notes in Avernum 4
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #87
quote:
Originally written by High on HEX:

I find the whole "wild frontier" aspect of Valorim overdone. It's got large cities and plenty of towns. It has roads everywhere. It has ancient ruins! I think people have been there for a century at least, and there's definitely no way everything from Delis to Blackcrag could have been settled in the few years between the Empire War and A3.

I agree that there must have been many portals into Avernum, but they probably all dumped into the same terminus. Finding more than one exit would take more work, not less, and the Empire isn't keen on the comfort of its rejects.

—Alorael, who now can't remember what, if anything, came of the various mentions of the nephilim having a separate portal into Avernum in A1. This is just his day for not remembering.

Ah, yes the cute little kitties. I do remember something about them having a portal.

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Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
The Future of Blades of Avernum in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #48
I hadn't noticed them running any slower. Weird.

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