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Poll for Atheists and Agnostics... in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #28
Silly Khoth. Didn't you understand human nature? Someone will believe in anything, from science to scientology to those health insurance advertisements.

I take something similar to Alec's view of God. Someone had to come up with all those laws of physics that keep the universe together, but beyond that everything can run quite nicely on its own. The Bible is mostly PR and heavily edited now, whatever it may once have been, but it does have some good bits if you pick and choose carefully.

—Alorael, who was raised Jewish, more or less, with a splash of Christianity thrown in for good measure. He currently considers himself Jewish, sort of, but he doesn't believe in organized religion.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
What do you think I should do? in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #17
I have been having name problems recently, Feran.

—Alorael, who did that last one intentionally. He knows that it was Scorp who posted, not Feran.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
999 in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #15
I would like to be on the judge! And the executioner! As for the jury, I don't see why such a clumsy body is necessary to the application of rigorous justice.

—Alorael, whose sniper rifle is +o. That is good enough for him, and quite a bit better than +0.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
The ever classic "what did you have for dinner" topic in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #62
I had no dinner today. I had other, unexpected obligations.

And I have no compunctions about killing this topic.

—Alorael, who will proceed to do so with the hot bullets of sniping to die the death of this topic. Yes, it just keeps getting worse.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
The "Scorpius Reloaded" picture in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #26
To post a photograph, you need someone to host it online. There are a number of sites that will host images, and several people on Spiderweb will host if you ask nicely and email the picture.

Once an image is hosted, you simply enter the tag [ IMG ]url of the photo[ /IMG ].

—Alorael, who has no words about Scorp, except that he looks far more Scorpious with a corpse-like complexion and red lips. Incidentally, Scorpious has just been properly used for once.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Drakefyre in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #54
I'm sorry, I forgot about it once it was off the current page. I'm still unrepentant, though!

—Alorael, who is only doing the work of another Al. Spitefulness has absolutely nothing to do with it at all.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
changing names in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #10
The name changes are quite annoying. I remember some people by their member numbers and locations, a few by the signatures that they keep (like NaCN), and many by liberally abusing my moderatorial ability to see login names.

—Alorael, who thinks a rule mandating titles with names, or at least some form of identification, might not be such a bad idea for frequent name-changers. If TGM and TM got it, others could benefit as well.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
The "Scorpius Reloaded" picture in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #7
Yes, Scorp does stand out, doesn't he?

—Alorael, who thinks this is only an accurate representation of Scorp. He wouldn't be the same if he faded into the background.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Bham. in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #10
Goodbye, TGM. We know you'll be back eventually, but enjoy your break.

—Alorael, who would like to see this thread not turn into a war between Lone Flame and everybody else. If you want to complain, do it elsewhere. This thread should stay on topic for at least a page...
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
The ever classic "what did you have for dinner" topic in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #48
Zephyr, you'll find that TM will use minor profanity regularly, as will many other board members. They are not trying to blaspheme, and in fact many of them are not very religious. I'm sorry if you are offended, but the use of "damn" has become quite widespread, and you'll probably have a hard time on the internet if you can't tolerate it.

That said, I can understand your offense. However, I think TM gets the point now, and there's no need to continue with this discussion.

—Alorael, who has discovered that he also likes soymilk. He may have to start wearing sandles soon. The beard may present a bit of a problem, but there are always bad fakes to work with too.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
What do you think I should do? in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #15
If you're dealing with a family member, then you may be able to extract money by pestering adults about it. If that bothers you, you can always try blackmail. If that doesn't work either, then it's time to look for a new business partner anyway.

I'd wait a little while before giving up on a relative, though. Family disputes can be quite ugly, but they're also often easier to resolve than conflicts with relative strangers. If talking once didn't work, talk again later. Maybe you weren't angry, but your partner might have been.

—Alorael, who is unwilling to share his sniping with LF. For one thing, the profits aren't good enough that he wants to split them. For another thing, he'd be likely to snipe first and give job interviews later.

[ Thursday, May 22, 2003 16:44: Message edited by: Alorael ]
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Drakefyre in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #51
Drakey should start posting the BEEP.

—Alorael, who is sure the time is being well-spent on RiB. Yes, that gibe was absolutely necessary.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
The ever classic "what did you have for dinner" topic in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #23
I had Himalayan rice with thyme, carrots, and onions. The rice and vegetables were covered with an unnamed sauce made out of vegetable juice, soy, and whatever happens to be in the prettiest bottles. It was quite good.

—Alorael, who had never even heard of Himalayan rice before eating it. But it was quite good anyway, especially the thyme.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Home of the Free in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #48
Maybe if America didn't have gun-toting policemen there wouldn't be so much worry about police shooting innocent people. But then, if police in America didn't have firearms, most would be dead.

?Alorael, who actually thinks just making it harder to procure guns would drop the number of casually armed people, which in turn would make police less nervous and therefore less likely to shoot first and ask questions later.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
No Taxes! in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #60
Yes, the unequal distribution of wealth is a problem, but simply taking money from the rich and giving to the poor is an unworkable solution. I'd say the best way to close the wealth gap is to increase taxes, especially on high brackets, and put that money into social services. After all, America and Western Europe have enough resources to support all their citizens, and money isn't inherently necessary.

By the same token, the problem isn't that companies employ sweatshop labor in Third World countries and cut Americans out of jobs. The problem is that Americans need the money from those jobs desperately because it's far too difficult to survive even when you are employed in a minimum-wage job, let alone jobless. Again, this isn't necessary.

—Alorael, who would call the exploitation of the Third World a problem more for human rights abuses than for economic reasons. Companies paying pathetic wages for grueling work don't need the better profit margin, and there are better ways to bring money into impoverished countries and areas.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Post Count (no, it's not a topic about titles) in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #10
From the perspective of only the first few chapters of TGbtC, it is definitely an unfortunate title. And knowing nothing at all about the story, it is a nonsensical title.

—Alorael, who feels obligated to point out that "Nuke and Pave" is also hardly complimentary, although not obviously bad, either. And Thuryl's title probably has dubious origens, but it's mainly bizarre.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Post Count (no, it's not a topic about titles) in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #8
Be happy, TGM. Your title just gives your true name and shows that you really are a veteran no matter what your post count may say. And you're a start, too!

—Alorael, who doesn't think anyone has a regrettable custom title that wasn't given in response to spamming. Well, except Djur, in a way... and maybe Schro... yes, add Saunders, too...
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Quotation in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #7
Yes, Alec has been known to spam. His spam is usually somehow enlightening or entertaining, however, and he has to do it in order to maintain his image and maintain his "dirty" karma.

—Alorael, who also believes spam works by percentages. Most of what Alec posts is very pertinent (and biting). He can get away with a few bits of flagrant spam now and then.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Happy Birthday Ed Lemur! in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #9
Happy birthday, Ed! May you become less bitter with your advanced age. No, never mind. Bitterness is a good thing.

—Alorael, who doesn't know if he could stand a saccharine world without bitterness. Bitterness complements cynicism so well, too...
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
In this thread, I take off my pants in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #33
Board schizophrenia is an ugly thing.

—Alorael, who will now add that he has to think of conservatives as stupid, in a way . If he thought their view was correct, he wouldn't be liberal. Since he is liberal, he sees them as wrong, and therefore ignorant, stupid, and whatever other adjectives you'd like to tack on.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
What feature that the Avernum series lacked would you most like to see in BoA? in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #58
Having poisons back would be nice, although they probably won't come back since it would require new engine coding even for poison application, let alone alchemy and deciding which monsters should drop it.

—Alorael, who can't say he used poisons much. He always hoards his limited use items until they are absolutely necessary, which in his mind is never.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
In this thread, I take off my pants in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #30
I've always thought that the Republicans get votes from the poor from a combination of good PR and the hope that everyone has of being rich someday. Besides, tax cuts sound good if you don't think about them hard or realize that the rich are getting all the breaks.

—Alorael, who also suspects that the percentage of the extremely poor that votes is very small, while the number of midle class and rich voters is high. You don't need to attract the poverty-stricken if they're not an important demographic group in the polls.

[ Sunday, May 18, 2003 11:37: Message edited by: Alorael ]
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Hey man, I need some advice in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #4
Wait until you have played E3, BoE, and A#, whatever that number may be. Then you'll know whether you prefer the Avernum or Exile engine. The plots are the same, so you'll just be deciding based on that engine.

—Alorael, who also prefers Avernum, although not for the graphics. But that has been discussed to death already, so he'll let it stand at that.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
ATTN PPL: NEW FORUM PLZ in General
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #12
Scorp, the idea is great. Unfortunately, if it were workable, we could have also used Misc. responsibly and kept it alive. Sadly, the people who need those threads are the people who would not only fail to see them but also deliberately avoid them in order to stand out.

—Alorael, who calls for the locking of this topic for harassment of a member. One! And one vote is enough in this case. Snipe.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Mapping in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #3
Unfortunately, stairway nodes can't move the party outdoors. Neither can any other node. That's why the solution is to use a node to relocate the party outdoors and to put the party into a location in the town where any step takes the party out of the town.

—Alorael, who doesn't think it would be too hard for Jeff to program a fix for this. Maybe someone should point this out for BoA just in case a central exit is of vital importance in someone's scenario.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00

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