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Question 2: Imbalance of Wealth in General
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Originally written by The Worst Man Ever:

No, not at all. The desired end is a less skewed distribution of wealth.
If that's the aim, it might be easiest to do it by bringing everyone down the can't-afford-food level. I wouldn't say that was better than the way it is now, though.

It absolutely isn't a zero-sum game. For it to be, not only would the amount of stuff/capacity to make stuff have to be immutable, but an extra box of food would have to be as useful to Bill Gates as to your Malawian.

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Increase it by 50,000%. Bill Gates's personal fortune is around equal to that of the US before all of this mess.

The average Malawian will be making about what the average American was at square one.

So everyone's better off except for the people who have enough but are jealous of the people who have more.

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What the hell use does a person have for their second million, let alone their hundredth or their five thousandth? For that matter, consider the hypothetical - what in God's name could Bill Gates do with 2 trillion dollars?
Nothing he can't do with $50bn, fortunately.
It's not distribution of money that matters, it's distribution of stuff and ability to get the stuff you need/want. Bill Gates with 100 times more money won't use up 100 times more resources.

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What style of graphics would you like to see in Avernum 5? in General
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Power Corrupts in General
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A better argument would be an appeal to statistics. Take a protein composed of the correct sequence of one hundred amino acids, say, twenty different types. The chances of forming one protein through one sequence of random collisions (not through folding) is 1 : 1 * 10^130. Basically, evolutionists have already set up a god for themselves.
That would be a fairly convincing proof, if evolution relied on the random formation of a specific 100-unit protein from its component amino acids.

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Boa scenario's: what stage are they in now? in Blades of Avernum
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I have several scenarios in the "wishing the towns magically designed themselves so I could get on with procrastinating over the coding" stage. But they're all, like, really cool. Don't hold your breath, though.

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Are FRPGs inherently gerontocratic? in General
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Because recovering the Mystical Item of Doom from the Dungeon of Terror makes for a better story than would nipping down to the local supermarket to buy the new improved Ring of Power that's 50% more powerful than last year's model that the bad guy's using, perhaps.

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The Abominable Photos Of Others Thread in General
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A friend who worked at the university bar a lot

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Classic RPG Heritage Poll in General
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Also on the SNES are Zelda and, since you delicately stepped round it, Final Fantasy 5.

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Classic RPG Heritage Poll in General
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On the roguelike front, I've won Nethack and ADOM three times each, and Crawl and ToME once each (all without cheating). I clearly have too much time on my hands.

And there is finally a Mac version of ADOM, so I can play it again now....

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Captives of the turtle pit, hear ye, hear ye! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Ash Lael:

Also, R. Daneel was not in the Foundation series, dammit.
He was in one of the later ones (Foundation and Earth?).

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New Moderator for General in General
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quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

Now where is that melon sex topic, or whatever form of testing new mod's limits is popular now? :)
Aran achieved a surprisingly fast mastery of the moderational time-travel controls, and deleted the melon sex topic 45 minutes before it was posted.

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Wrong Line References in Blades of Avernum Editor
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I'm not sure, but I think the path to the desktop is "\Documents and Settings\All Users\You\Desktop".

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Wrong Line References in Blades of Avernum
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I'm not sure, but I think the path to the desktop is "\Documents and Settings\All Users\You\Desktop".

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Wrong Line References in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Line counts - BoA is probably counting both line feeds and carriage returns as it's counting lines. Try setting the line endings to Mac or Unix.

Alint - did you download the right thing? It should be http://home.sanbrunocable.com/~tommywatts03/page/alint.exe.zip
If you double-clicked the file, and something flickered briefly before vanishing, that's because you don't run alint like that. You have to run it from cmd.exe. The easiest way is probably to put alint into your scenario folder, run cmd.exe, type cd "\Path\To\Your\Scenario" then alint *.txt

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Wrong Line References in Blades of Avernum
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Line counts - BoA is probably counting both line feeds and carriage returns as it's counting lines. Try setting the line endings to Mac or Unix.

Alint - did you download the right thing? It should be http://home.sanbrunocable.com/~tommywatts03/page/alint.exe.zip
If you double-clicked the file, and something flickered briefly before vanishing, that's because you don't run alint like that. You have to run it from cmd.exe. The easiest way is probably to put alint into your scenario folder, run cmd.exe, type cd "\Path\To\Your\Scenario" then alint *.txt

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Less than 2 seconds of amusement... in General
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I'll add a vote to "I don't understand why it's amusing". Maybe I'd find it funny if serviles had a strong position on drugs in the games.

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Terror's Martyr for General Mod! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Dragonking:

It was Thuryl's final wish that we elect someone in his place.
quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:
Hold an election or something to fill my place if you like.
"Or something" and "if you like" make it clear that he isn't bothered by the replacement process.

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I want to apoligise... in General
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Every time you apologise, God kills a kitten.
Please, think of the kittens.

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Two Handed or Pole in The Exile Trilogy
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I assume he means he sometimes has them human, sometimes slith and sometimes the result of a love night you don't want to know too much about.

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Bye in General
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quote:
Originally written by Titanic metal:

Look guys, I'll stop the spamming now.
Actions speak louder than words.
More specifically, lack of words speak louder than words.

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Captives of the turtle pit, hear ye, hear ye! in General
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3) Yay. I've never liked the rankings, for precisely that reason.

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The Origins of YOUR Custom Title in General
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Mine is one of a pair, with Arctic's. The reason behind it is not safe for small children and kittens.

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Rate Galactic Core. (1 Meat/1 ur mom lol) in Richard White Games
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I rate it.

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Is this possible? in Geneforge Series
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You don't need to kill anyone. You do need to make death happen, but that's a different matter.

I've done it as a solo rebel Agent. There were some difficult bits, but it's all do-able.

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