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Use A Debate Tactic Against Itself in General
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Statistically speaking people, people who mistake correlation with causality weigh more than those who don't, this means that the use of cum hoc ergo propter hoc leads to obesity.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Last Will and Testament of Slartifer M. Tuckersworth in General
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What they said.

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Just because I'm curious... in General
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Speaking of Final Fantasy, isn't the new one coming out this fall?

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Inventions in General
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Mythbuster's scientific methods are even worse then those of the people who created the myths.

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Genevernum in General
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It appears that the boards have added yet another country to it's list of global domination. Incidentally, I'm 1/8th Slovene myself.

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I'm off the list! in General
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I dropped a lot, mostly because the threads sucked. What we need is another Aaaaargh or Ed. They always liven things up. (Yes, I said it.)

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Montauk Project in General
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I can't remember where I saw this partcular technology. I do recall that it included a demo. The person was sort of shimmering, you could see them based on the ripples in their clothes and such, but they matched the color of whatever was behind them. Unfortunately, I can't remember any specifics. Sorry.

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Montauk Project in General
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Interestingly enough, the military is doing research on invisibility, but on a much more realistic, and less secretive level. They have worked on developing military fatigues which actually use fiber optics to project the image from behind the individual onto the front of the uniform and vice-versa.

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I need your help! in Blades of Avernum
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You are not at all the first to have an idea like this, but you would be the first to finish it.

Shyguy

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Dinosaurs Are Alive in General
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It has been discredited and recredited several times. Not sure whether it's in style this year or not.

[ Thursday, June 15, 2006 10:14: Message edited by: WiKiSpidweb ]

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Inventions in General
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Idea one can not work. This is a scientific fact.

As for the second, I don't know your background with optics, so I can't judge it, but I'm innately skeptical of anything that claims to be simple.

As for inventions of my own, I usually end up developing great ideas, only to find out they already exist (e.g. Braille computer displays).

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Would you be interested in a sci fi RPG: THE POLL in General
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I think that we get an exaggerated picture of melee fighting from Hollywood. It gives us the idea that if you swing a sword at someone, their limb/head/tentacle is sliced off. In reality, even trained executioners, who were trained at decapitating immobilised targets would take several blows to successfully remove a head. I've also taken issue with the ease with which swords are driven through sternums and protrude out the back. My guess is that blood loss and internal bleeding killed a lot more people than swords through the heart or decapitation. Obviously, I have no first hand experience with these things, but I have seen bones from stab woud victims, and very often, they only make small gashes into the bone (usually skulls in the cases I saw.)

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Would you be interested in a sci fi RPG: THE POLL in General
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Dancing Wookiee
And what is wrong with that. In fact it might be the best thought that has crossed my mind all day.

On a more serious note, I've always been interested in developing a more "realistic" fighting system for RPGs. I think it would be quite interesting to play an RPG where your skills decreased with your HP, and where your injuries don't just heal because you walk around, instead there would be risks of infection and so on. It might not be great for gameplay, but it would be neat to see.

As for the current system, I see it more as a boxing game. All of the hits you recieve are minor blows, but they beat you up, until one just knocks you out/ kills you. It isn't necessarily an incredibly powerful blow tht does you in, it's just a cumulative thing, where one hit finally incapacitates you.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Anonymity and online identity, yet again. in General
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There are 1,490,000 hits on google when I search for my name on google. I have never had the patience to dig past the first 30 pages. Curiosly enough, when my middle name is included, it yields a whopping 0 hits. My name also includes a sizable disambiguation page on Wikipedia. None of them are me.

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Anonymity and online identity, yet again. in General
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Your addresses are not necessarily safe. I found Aran's address, phone number and name online with no effort whatsoever. Of course, this is because he has his own website, but still, don't assume any info is safe from a truly determined person.

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fan made graphics? in Avernum 4
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The only issue I had with them was that the sliths just seemed too big.

I always assumed that they were larger than humans.

The creature that bothered me, and I'm surprised no one mentioned it, was the Giants. They were not much taller than the ogres. And their heads were really wierd.

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Probably a repetitive questions but... in General
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I happen to like game music, I just think it would feel out of place in Avernum. Sweeping, dramatic musical scores would seem out of place with the simple tile based graphics. It might work, but I'm just not sure that its worth the effort or the capital.
The ultimate question Jeff has to ask when making this decision is "Will adding X add addtional customers for my product?" I don't think it will.

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Nephilims in General
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The Giant vs. Trog debate gets less loathing because it is shorter and more pertinent. After all, the Giants and Trogs were trying to wipe each other out. The correct answer of course is neither, since they were both erased from existence by my little band of adventurers in E3.

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Nephilims in General
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Now that is news to me.

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Polaris returns! in General
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Primitive ape cries are an affront to Christian family values, you pervert.

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Interview and Av4 Review at GamerDad in General
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It was definitely different from most interviews of him. Largely because of the questions.

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Nephilims in General
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I'm aware of that. I heard somwhere that Goliath, of David and Goliath fame was a descendant of a Nephilim.

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What continent do you live on? (in which the voices take over) in General
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I hate to get back on subject, but my Alpha Centaurian friend would stop nagging me about it. He is apalled by the geocentricity of this poll, and cannot believe the arogance of its creator in assuming that only earthlings frequent this board. Just thought I'd pass the message along.
(Do not concern yourself with the temporal inconsistency in this post. It is not intended to imply the existence of faster than light communication.)

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Red Rain in India in General
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This is the only rule which has no exception.

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What continent do you live on? (in which the voices take over) in General
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My film professor fell out of his car laughing at the last line of Some Like It Hot when he first saw it at a drive in.

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