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What have you been reading recently? in General
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I just re-read the Lone Wolf books. They were my original introduction to fantasy literature at about age 5, and they're now free online at Project Aon. Freakin' awesome.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

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AAAAAAAH!!! in General
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It flies under radar? Or at least Diprosopus's radar?

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
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How long to wait for Key? in Tech Support
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quote:
Originally written by Spidweb:

It's like a pretty blue bottle full of sadness.
I feel like this description needs to make it into a game somehow. :P

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
G3 Errand Boy in Geneforge Series
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Xel: Never make posts that only comment on thread revival. That is spam. If you must comment on the thread revival, make sure to answer the question when you do so.

(This, lacking an answer to the question, is saved from being spam only by being a rule clarification.)

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
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Congratulations Jeff in General
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I suppose it may be some measure of what I think of the quality of Jeff's recent output that I'm waiting until I graduate in May to start in on some of the last few games. I'm a year or two behind on Spidweb works, because school and work have been so time-consuming that I've feared the addiction that comes from playing anything Jeff has made.

So congratulations indeed, although I won't know what I'm congratulating you on until at least three months from now.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Congratulations Jeff in General
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Alas for Nico's gimmick.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Congratulations Jeff in General
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I love my job, but I imagine it will get old if I do it full-time for fourteen years.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Poll of the Executive Branch in General
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quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Idiots don't remember LBJ as a civil rights activist or as a brilliant behind the scenes politician. They remember him for Vietnam.
FYT. You're talking about the same people who say that Reagan won the Cold War.

[ Saturday, February 16, 2008 19:53: Message edited by: Kelandon ]

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
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Poll of the Executive Branch in General
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As much as Johnson is criticized for the Vietnam War, there are two mitigating factors that he has that Bush doesn't: he wasn't the only president involved in getting us into Vietnam or keeping us there (Kennedy, Eisenhower, and even Truman got us into it, and Nixon continued the war effort after Johnson), and he also had some really great domestic legislation, particularly early in his term (Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, etc.).

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Getting political in General
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quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

An unplanned pregnancy is completely different than having a child solely to increase your voting power...
Completely different, yes, hence stupider reasons.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Nyyyoron~! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Diprosopus:

I'm not sure what all of this means. Is he some sort of troll? :(
Yes. And if you are wondering which sort, check the member number. That should give you some idea.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Wow, i found it. in General
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Uh, actually, Jeff has said that he's likely to license someone else's engine for his next universe. Not a shooter engine, because what the heck does that have to do with what Spidweb has made thus far? But someone else's engine, nonetheless.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Best game to buy in General
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I'd start with Avernum 1, personally (and not just because that's what I did start with).

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
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Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Scope of Ethics in General
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quote:
Originally written by Diprosopus:

And to Kelandon, the Greek scholar: I'm aware of the contradiction in my first objection; it was a straw man by design which I erected simply to anticipate someone else's potentially building it thereafter. Thuryl's riposte, meanwhile, invites you to the dilemma I posed in my second example.
Your "second example," i.e., "then I pose the dilemma (as does Mr. Thuryl) of the two foes who request that you assist them in fighting the other"? I can't find the antecedent to this statement in this topic, so I can't say for sure what you're talking about, but the GR doesn't imply that you must enslave yourself to the whims of others. If you're in a situation of helping one person to the disadvantage of another or helping the second to the disadvantage of the first, then a reasonable application of the GR is that it prohibits helping either one, since by doing so you would be doing to the other something that you wouldn't want done to yourself.

I've heard it stated that you can derive basically all the rest of morality from the GR (and some common sense), but I've never attempted to do it until now. It may indeed be possible.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Getting political in General
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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

Really, who the hell is going to invade the US? Mexico? Canada?
Hey, Canada has kicked our butts every time we've fought them in war. Plus, 90% of Canadians live within a four-day march of the U.S. border. I say they're preparing for something. :P

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Scope of Ethics in General
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Diprosopus: I think you're being excessively physical with your interpretation of the word "do." Your sadist who cannot feel pain still shouldn't harm other by the GR, because the physical action of cutting (or whatever) is only one component of the action. Another component of the action is causing harm. While this person might not mind being cut in exactly the same fashion as he would cut someone else, he would mind harm, whether that harm came in the form of physical pain or whatever.

To take Excalibur's example and run with it: I might give my mother a country album even though I would never want her to perform exactly the same physical action (giving me a country album) in return. I would nevertheless be obeying the GR, because I would be giving her something that she would want (she likes country), which is something that I would want her to do to me as well.

One needs to examine not merely the physical action being performed but all of the ramifications of the action in order to analyze it under the GR.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Scope of Ethics in General
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quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

'Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what measure ye mete, it will be meted unto you.' (I'm sorry for the King James English, but it's the version that sticks in my head, more or less.)
As is my annoying habit, I just looked this up in Greek, and this would be my translation: "Do not judge, in order that you not be judged; because with the judgment you judge, you will be judged." Because of the way the Greek works, this happens in (arguably) eleven words, five of which are the same word for "judging." It's really pounding the word, which also has the resonances of accusing and bringing to trial, and of condemning.

This has nothing to do with anything, but I found it interesting.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
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AVERNUM and GENEFORGE: new IMac sound problem in Tech Support
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Given that the title says "iMac," I doubt it's a Vista problem. When my sound goes wrong for some reason, I open up GarageBand, let it initialize, and then close it, and that almost always fixes the problem. It might even help here, too.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Getting political in General
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quote:
Originally written by Ash Lael:

By the way, is this written in ignorance of Romney's evolution, or a reference to him?
I heard that Huckabee doesn't believe in Romney's evolution.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
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Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Should there be a big battle at the end of geneforge 5? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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quote:
Originally written by Diprosopus:

Although I recognize that the player must get whatever she or he wants, so if the player wants a big battle at the end, who am I to disagree? After all, the septuagenarian eskimos are always right. :)
FYT.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
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Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Getting political in General
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

Incidentally, can someone tell me what part of the spectrum Ron Paul's grassroots support comes from? He gets a solid 17% of the popular vote on Slashdot, which is kind of unusual for someone who has been quoted on both being an anti-abortionist and a creationist, and who is said to have published a magazine with racist remarks once. Who is that guy?
Remember Le Pen in the French elections in 2002? Wacko candidates get popularity from time to time; hence Ron Paul. The analogy doesn't go very far, of course, but it's instructive to think of the unpredictability anyway. Remember that people vote stupidly often, and people vote surprisingly occasionally, so people vote surprisingly stupidly with distressing regularity.

As a more direct answer to your question, his support is young and Internet-based. Why, I have no idea. But that's who it is.

Anyway, I cast an Obama vote on Tuesday, but I have to admit that I didn't make up my mind until a few minutes before I completed the line on my absentee ballot. I looked at Clinton's positions and compared them with Obama's, and they're really similar. I looked at Clinton's answers to SF Chronicle readers' questions and compared them to Obama's, and they were both good. I looked over their websites, listened to some of their speeches, looking for something that would make up my mind, and I found nothing.

I finally broke for Obama because I counted on the stupidity of the American people. Too many people dislike Clinton (for no apparent reason — if you ask them why, they can't explain it in any reasonable terms). In Clinton vs. McCain, I think McCain will win (unless she figures out his weak spot, the war), but in Obama vs. McCain, I think Obama wins.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

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Technical Issue in Blades of Exile
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quote:
Originally written by Celtic Minstrel:

It may be harder for some Mac users to do this.
Preview will do it, and all reasonably current Macs have Preview.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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The problem with the Saddam-Al Qaeda connection is that it doesn't even make sense if you know the first thing about the status of the Middle East. Saddam was a secular dictator, not like the theocrats in Iran. Al Qaeda is a religious extremist group attempting to create religious government in all predominantly Islamic countries. If Al Qaeda had its way, Saddam Hussein would have been overthrown, and he knew it. So it would not have made much sense for him to help them.

If they had any sort of collusion, it was limited and uncomfortable, not close and continuous.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
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Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Nothing's gonna change my world... in General
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Horses? Pssh. My wheels are a rickshaw.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
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The Handy Abominable Photo Thread in General
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quote:
Originally written by Dintiradan:

If there is a more clear-cut case of a repeat member, I do not know it.
His name literally means "two-faced."

[ Tuesday, February 05, 2008 00:02: Message edited by: Kelandon ]

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00

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