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New Bond Movie in General
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I've just come back from seeing it. I liked it a lot, and it's rather different from the standard formula.

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The Fall of the Cryoan Empire in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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quote:
Originally written by Delicious Vlish:

when your lifecrafter poofs off that burst of aura of flames or an acid shower, many angry creatures are going to come a howling for his blood.
Doctor, it hurts when I do this.

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The Fall of the Cryoan Empire in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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It maybe changed in later betas, but in my experience the scripted encounters respect party order and formation, so a Lifecrafter can be behind his creations without much difficulty.

[Disclaimer: I haven't played on Torment]

In my experience, in only a few encounters will enemies be particularly dedicated in hunting down my Lifecrafter, and normally by spreading your creations' attacks around in the first round you can make sure the enemies don't focus on you.

I do agree that the cheap shaping skills are unimportant, but I think the extra essence is very useful. Having 1/3 extra creations is rather nice (I rarely had fewer than five), and the low HP can be offset by a combination of Augmentation and not getting attacked,

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SYNERGY LIST: GF4?Where To Find Stuff And What It Does in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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There are a couple of Torrent Gems in the inferno worm's nest at the east side of Eye's Road, and an Infiltrator's Tunic in the building in the SE corner.

[ Sunday, November 26, 2006 12:41: Message edited by: Khoth ]

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New Monster Info Pics in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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If you command-tab another program to the front while it's loading, you can see it for longer.

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Shaping a Servile in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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It does often strike me as odd that I can shape a drakon, effortlessly make it obey my every command, and absorb it without fuss when I'm bored of it.

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Pronunciation. in General
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Koth, but with the K lightly aspirated.

Some people call me it in real life, so it's not purely academic.

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What have you been reading lately? in General
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I've just finished Neil Gaiman's Fragile Things. Next up, Terry Pratchett's Wintersmith, except that first I'll read some excessively geeky magazines (cVu and Overload)

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batta Gamma? in Geneforge Series
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Sorry, no battle gammas for you.

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Shapers keeping secrets in Geneforge Series
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quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

There is no form of mass communication in geneforge.
There obviously is. How do you think everyone instantly knows what you said to a servile in a cave three islands away? :P

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Using Terminal in General
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When you're typing passwords, nothing shows. It's just like password boxes in a web browser showing stars instead of what you type.

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The Spiderweb Art Movement. in General
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So, Farewell then
Egos of posters

Alec actually
Read them
But for many others

Too long
Didn't read

--Khoth (17 1/2)

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Soon there will be no need to do this in General
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Alternatively, people could stop thinking that worthless spam posting is a good thing. Problem solved.

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Developer Question for Spiderweb in General
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Uninformed opinion #2:
The scripting needed isn't very complex, and making a simple interpreter is easier than getting your head round some other language, and working out how to embed it.

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Dinosaurs Are Alive in General
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quote:
Originally written by Lowbacca:

Ok, well, he was speaking with the pharisees, who were Roman, and since Jesus knew all languages, he probably replied in Greek.


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Riddle Me This, Batman! in General
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Inventing notation here...

0.999 is indeed lim{N->inf} sum(1,N, 9/(10^n))

1/(1-sum(0,N, 9/(10^n)) does tend to positive infinity as N tends to infinity.

However, 1/(1-lim{N->inf}sum(1,N,9/(10^n))) is undefined, because lim{N->inf}sum(1,N,9/(10^n)) = 1, and 1/0 is not defined.

It's often possible to be sloppy when dealing with limits, and say things like "1/lim(thing) = lim(1/thing)", but you have be more careful around points where some of your functions aren't defined, or are discontinuous, or whatever. This is one of the times when you can't be sloppy.

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Riddle Me This, Batman! in General
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All I really meant was that there is nothing "from below" about 0.999..., so you can't say "1/(1-0.999...) = +ve infinity"

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Riddle Me This, Batman! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

Isn't 0.999... more specifically equal to the limit as you approach 1 from below? It seems as though it ought to be. So then 1/(1-0.999...) would be positive infinity, with unambiguous sign.

So how come we can't do things like this to make the limit as you approach 1 from above? Writing 1.000 ... 001 doesn't really work, does it?

0.999... isn't specifically more equal to anything other than plain old 1. It's not "approaching" anything, it's already there. It's just that decimal notation has the fun little property that some numbers have more than one representation.

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Dinosaurs Are Alive in General
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Chinese dragons look a bit like western draqons, but qilin look nothing like leprechauns. Sometimes things are similar to other things, and sometimes they aren't.

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The Abominable Photo Thread Strikes Back in General
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The woman in that photo has the nervous expression of someone who thinks she might be standing in front of a psychopathic killer but isn't sure.

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Riddle Me This, Batman! in General
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Males and females come out equal even if you limit the family size. For small numbers, it's easy to calculate it by brute force. For larger numbers:

It's obvious that if you limit it to one child then the sex ratio will be equal, because the rule "have on, then stop" is the same for each sex.

Suppose the sex ratio is the same if you limit the size to n. If you then increase the limit to n+1, the only case that changes is the FF..n..FF one, which will have one additional child. But that child is equally likely to be male as female, so the ratio is still balanced.

Actually, the whole thing is a lot simpler: For each birth, boys and girls are equally likely, and so long as you aren't selectively killing anyone then the overall birth ratio must be even too.

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Riddle Me This, Batman! in General
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Another one to think about:
Keep tossing a coin until it comes up tails, then stop. You win $2^(number of heads)
ie your winnings in each case look like:
T : $1
HT: $2
HHT: $4
HHHT: $8
etc...

How much would you be willing to pay to play this game?

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