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George Bush in General
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Profile #34
Bringing up Ahmadinejad's vicious statements is a good point. Partly because of that, partly because I am supposedly impartial, and partly because I simply am not interested, I don't think I'll be participating much more in this thread.

Drakefyre, I honestly don't try.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

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George Bush in General
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Profile #26
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Originally written by Thralni:

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Originally written by Randomizer:

In regards to whether Israel will attack Iran over it's nuclear program -

The US gave Israel an ambiguous response so we can cheer or condemn them based upon the result. It's similar to the one LBJ gave Israel before the 6 Day War.

Israel denies rumors that it is sending bombers on training missions to Gilbraltar in preparation.

The problem with troop surge is that there is no indication that they will be used effectively. Plus there is already an equipment shortage for the troops that are already there,

Meh. Israel won't do it. They may have ace pilots, but they can't risk this gamble. I would be pleased if they did it, but I bet many people espaciall in Europe will only cry about the "poor Iranians," and fail to recognize a possible threat ebing everted.

Of course, when you read these words, you must keep in mind that if Israel were invaded quite a few people would be crying for the "poor Israelis", and Thralni would be one of them.

Israel is as much of a threat to its numerous enemies as Iran is to Israel. Supporting Israel but not Iran on the grounds that attacking Iran "averts a threat" requires that you select, without any evidence, Israel, as the just and moral entity in such a conflict.

The USA constantly warns/threatens Iran about its nuclear program, which is not expressly a nuclear weapons program. The USA claims that Iran is evil and intends to develop nuclear weapons. However, there is a suspicious lack of evidence, much as there is now that Iraq had WMDs.

Whether Iran is guilty or innocent of its accused crimes, I have not decided. I have not picked a side in this; I require actual evidence. Until then, I will strongly support impartiality.

[ Tuesday, January 30, 2007 14:09: Message edited by: ID 101 Error ]

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Help With Internet Browser in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #7
I had SpyQuake on my computer, or something like it. If you're seeing any unusual popups, don't click anywhere near them. Don't accept offers from the popups to remove the virus or perform scans, and don't download any "antivirus" programs without checking them on reputable sites.

I became so paranoid, I scanned my computer with Ad-Aware, then Windows Defender, then Spybot. The problems went away, although the SpyQuake folder was left behind.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
problem getting into formello in Avernum 4
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Profile #10
Luckily, the game has a built-in alarm system: dying.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Random Weirdness in General
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Profile #35
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Originally written by Arancaytar:

You're in the freaking mid-7000s, what do you expect. :P

(Though even Thuryl gets called Cryptozoology occasionally...)

But that's only by losers in the mid-7000s. And they don't matter. At all.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

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Episode 3 Continued in General
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Profile #153
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As Rakshasi battled the rats, his hands felt numb. He looked and saw that his fingers were slowly disappearing. "What's going on?" Rakshasi vanished.
Without me, how are the poor Spiderwebbers supposed to survive?

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Opening Stone Thingy for Library in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #6
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Originally written by Dikiyoba:

You can't sell the opening stone. It's not worth anything.

Dikiyoba.

Maybe not at the stores you patronize. But there's a very healthy black market in Skylark Vale...

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
bestiary in The Avernum Trilogy
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Profile #21
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Originally written by upon mars:

Big felines have been on earth up until the first world war cause people invented nasty weapons, guns but in A3 there is no confirmation of the dissemination of the felines.
Explain.

You think that the people of A3 don't have nasty weapons? Just look at the Golems, Dervishes, Wizards, Demons, and Undead that can be created, hired, or trained.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

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Custom titles in General
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Profile #48
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Originally written by Arancaytar:

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1. Kill the moderator you want to replace.
This is, incidentally, why all the General mods are so utterly badass - Alo with his rifle, Saunders with her blade. Survival of the fittest and all.

And you with your piano?

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
The Halo Suit of the Modern World - Fraud? in General
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Profile #49
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Originally written by Kyrek:

Also, the whole we're with you or against you thing is kinda stupid. Like, I'm not trying to be offensive, but it is possible to be neutral.
It's a reference to a statement Bush read.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
The Halo Suit of the Modern World - Fraud? in General
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Profile #44
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Originally written by Spent Salmon:

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Originally written by Leftover Sauerkraut:

a) It has no built in air conditioner; Iraq and Afghanistan are very hot unlike Canada.
Certainly someone here took offense at the inaccuracy of this statement?

Because... someone made a mistake about the weather in Iraq/Afghanistan? We're that petty now?

Some parts of the Middle East can, in fact, get pretty cold. Cold enough to snow. The whole area isn't just one big desert.
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Originally written by Kyrek:

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I'd imagine the US government is keeping a close watch on its nuclear weapons too, but it's still managed to misplace quite a few.
That's partly why the US shouldn't be given these suits by Canada. Afterall, a Canadian invented them.

If you're not with us, you're against us.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Endeavor and Privacy in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #28
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Originally written by Zeviz:

About PPP archives, I think making them ungoogleable and not re-implementing search feature is probably a good compromise between keeping old posts for nostalgic value and not making them too easily accessable. I don't know if current deletion of PDNs from threads was intentional, but if you disable the search it might not be necessary or useful, because it's easy to link member numbers to current names. So the only reason to delete PDNs is to prevent search, which can be accomplished more directly.

PS And I was thinking about another example of person who had RL e-mail in very old profile, so I guess there are two examples now.

I don't usually go back through the PPP and read old posts for pure nostalgia; however, I do use it sometimes to look up old, important posts. I'd prefer that the archives be kept searchable.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Graphics Hoard Unleashed Upon Ye in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #37
Actually, the address is the same as always. My folder was just deleted, I think, at random. ;)

If you really want to see them, they're still in Google's cache. Which means that you can go to Google's website, do an image search for "rakshasi", and then scroll down to the bottom. A line of text should say something like, "View search results without omissions". Click on that. Then you'll be able to see smaller pictures of all of my graphics.

If you really like any of them, you can just tell me the file name or give me a brief description. I can then e-mail them to you.

But I guess I should get around to submitting my originals to the Lourve. So the samurai and necromancer should soon be found there.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
A long time ago... in General
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Profile #13
Mine is better.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
The Conspiracy in General
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Profile #37
"It's not great, but it does the job. I think. I am not skilled with Latin."

"Res non optimus, sed officium* facit. fortasse/credo. ego sum non certus* quod ego lingua Latina non comprehendo."

* = this word is not in my vocabulary. I used the linked translator to find a word which I hoped would fit.

I also changed a clause at the end for my convenience.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Episode 3 Continued in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #18
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Originally written by Dikiyoba the Great:

Dikiyoba thinks Dikiyoba has earned this name and the ego that goes with it. :P
Bah. You're welcome to him.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
This Day in History: in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #6
Congratulations. For you, here is some lab equipment.
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And for the Silent Assassin, here is some hashish. .
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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
American - Canadian Relationships in General
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Profile #2
Well, it's not so much America's relationship with Canada is deteriorating as it is America's relationship with the world. :P

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Vahnatai Crystal Souls- How I should have done it in Tech Support
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Profile #4
Jeff Vogel still has a paper copy of the A3 SDF list. If he still has that one, you may as well try to ask him for the A2 one.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Infractions! in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #2
8/18 isn't so bad. Let's see...

Q1: Sure, I make pointless posts.
Q2: I remember those graphics I made, some of them were borderline infringements of various rules (and laws!).
Q3: I'm sure I've used swear-words in my posts.
Q4: Probably took part in one of the public trials of members (I'm thinking of Ed, but I can't remember if I actually did anything there).
Q10: I'm sure I've insulted people before.
Q11: I've made racist jokes on these boards.
Q12: I know I was involved in the Ashby Affair, which I'm sure counts for something towards "impersonation".
Q13: I mentioned in a previous thread that I'd been arrested. I suppose that's shaky ground, but I wanted to rack up as many of these as I could.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
The Conspiracy in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #24
Make sure to not confuse your children with books, though. Also, "veritas vos liberabit" means "the truth will set you free". "Vos" means "you (plural)".

EDIT:
And I completely forgot all that talk about the conspiracy. I think it's enough to say we have quite a few polar bears at our disposal. And on Wednesdays, we talk and have muffins. Sometimes we play Musical Chairs.

[ Tuesday, January 16, 2007 15:02: Message edited by: Kuber ]

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Episode 3: A New Game in General
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Profile #1020
Although starting a new thread is a great idea from a safety-minded point of view, I'm rather inclined to dare fate. I'm determined that this thread should continue for another two pages or should die trying; and if no one else will join me, so be it.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Episode 3: A New Game in General
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Profile #979
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Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Kuber, did you make that yourself?
Yep. In Paint. ;)

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Episode 3: A New Game in General
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Profile #973
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Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

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Originally written by Mr. Critic xx:

And if I were to use paint like ET...
Hey I take offense to that. As a Mac user, I wouldn't be caught dead using paint! Really, I'm an Emperor, not an art student. Hmm, maybe ol' glory could use a bit of a touch up, though. If only I had a proper propaganda minister. Anyone need a job? I pay in canisters.

IMAGE(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8411/tullegolarflagjb4.png)
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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Scripting Contest? in Blades of Avernum
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Profile #14
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Originally written by Nioca:

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Originally written by Kuber:

Basically, my problem is that elitenpc has little use but is still much larger than other scripts.
Are you basing that on the total size or the amount of script (excluding comments)? Because the actual script for elitenpc is only somewhat larger than basicnpc.

I checked again, and it's true that the script isn't much larger than basicnpc.

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Originally written by Nioca:

Also, I'm not entering just elitenpc. I have three others I currently want to enter, two of which can be found on the Codex or my site.
I guessed that.

I brought this up because I was worried judges might see only the merits of elitenpc, when in practical use the script's power is severely decreased. I'm glad I didn't (apparently) come off too rude.

PS (literally): I read through the list of changes at the bottom of the script, and I've got to say the revamped targeting system is a big selling point which I hadn't noticed before. Forget what I said about the limited uses of the script.

[ Sunday, January 14, 2007 10:54: Message edited by: Kuber ]

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00

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