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Your favourite anime in General
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I know he's JF. I meant I thought one of his friends was banned. Paterick, I think.
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Many others have done this... in General
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Eh, 1000's okay. If he were posting celebratory topics every 100 posts I'd be worried.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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I'm not really here in General
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Funny peculiar, not funny ha ha. It sometimes loads slowly or not at all.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Your favourite anime in General
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Was JF ever banned? I thought that was his friend.
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ASTRONOMY UPDATE: Mars in General
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Well, it's a 52-year cycle, so the last age that ended would have been in 1960, and the age before that in 1908. I don't believe there were any such specifications originally made about how each age would end, either; that's all been added on after the fact by conspiracy theorists and other producers of popular fiction.
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To all European football fans in General
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Hey, there's already evidence that many elite sportspeople cause long-term damage to their health through excessive training. If they're going to get paid millions of dollars, they may as well be expected to shorten their lifespans to earn it. And the limit of what can be achieved without drugs is approaching; seeing world records improving by 1/100 or even 1/1000 of a second at a time is getting kinda old.
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ASTRONOMY UPDATE: Mars in General
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Yes, it is. I got bored and looked for foreign translations of Jabberwocky.

Anybody else heard that Uranus is supposed to become clearly visible (with binoculars) for the next month or so as well?
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Visiting frequency in General
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I visit daily, but only post maybe once or twice a visit.

And you must cry. ;_;
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ASTRONOMY UPDATE: Mars in General
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Oh. Boogers. I only now figured out what PA was talking about. I assumed he was making an Orson Scott Card reference.

... Which, come to think of it, wouldn't make all that much difference to the content of his post.
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Dirty Little Thieves, monsters who can steal in Blades of Avernum
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Probably only for items that they actually got in the scenario. I doubt you'll be able to take away specific items or types of items which they brought in from other scenarios.

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Random Monsters, Items, Dungeons? in Blades of Avernum
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All of the above should be possible. As you suggest, for random dungeons you'll almost certainly need to make a number of them to randomly select from.

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Dirty Little Thieves, monsters who can steal in Blades of Avernum
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You'll definitely be able to make monsters that steal gold and make it possible to kill them to get it back. Not sure about items in general, although specific, individual items in the same scenario could certainly be made stealable.

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Ambidextrous in Blades of Avernum
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No. For one thing, extra graphics would need to be made for wielding two weapons, which the Avernum engine isn't designed to handle. For another, having the damage cap effectively doubled when wielding two weapons would be terribly unbalancing and would give no reason for the player to use polearms or shields.

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"98% of all statistics are made up" in General
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Eh, those statistics have been massaged quite a bit. I've looked around a bit and found other "if the world were a village of 100 people" essays.

From the BarnesandNoble.com summary of "If The World Were A Village", http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?pwb=1&ean=9781550747799

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If the world were a village of 100 people, only seven would have computers, only nine would speak English (22 would speak a dialect of Chinese) and 60 would always be hungry.
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More than six billion people inhabit the Earth. With interesting results, Smith compresses this impressively large number down to a more understandable figure, 100 persons, and in 9 spreads offers data on such topics as nationalities, languages, ages, religions, and education as represented in a condensed global village. For instance, in this community, 22 inhabitants speak Chinese, 9 speak English, and 7, Spanish. Ten are under the age of 5 and only 1 is over 79. Other tidbits: 76 people have electricity, but most use it to light their houses at night only, and 24 do not have access to it.
Note in particular the discrepancy in the number who have computers: 1 compared to 7. Other pages often put the number of Africans at 12 rather than 8.

The "10% of the population is gay" figure gets thrown around a lot, but I find it implausible. This seems a fairly unbiased source that rejects the 10% figure: http://www.freetobeme.com/yw_minn.htm

Here's a more detailed analysis of the piece:

http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/populate.htm

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Leaders of the Empire? in Blades of Avernum
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I'd go with Stareye's. His ideas seem like less of a departure from Exile canon. (Let's face it; after what Jeff's said about them, the idea of elves in the Exile continuity stretches credibility.)

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Game recommendation? in General
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I'd recommend you buy Blades of Exile and play some of the better scenarios. Most are shorter than the Exile/Avernum series, and many have stronger plots.

If you decide BoE isn't your thing, Geneforge has quite a following too.

[ Wednesday, September 03, 2003 22:56: Message edited by: Thuryl ]
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Cool idea (YOU do it) in Blades of Avernum
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No, the edit has a separate timestamp from the post itself.

Anyway, calm down. I'm not blaming you, just making an observation about something rather peculiar.

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Cool idea (YOU do it) in Blades of Avernum
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There's still no explanation for the fact that your third post has a timestamp one minute before your second post... :P

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Culture in General
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An idea that you don't pass around is still a meme, it's just a poorly-adapted meme. By analogy, a gene is still a gene if nobody with it reproduces.

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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"98% of all statistics are made up" in General
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http://www.xe.com/ucc/

A currency converter that's apparently kept up to date.

And a pound was originally the value of a pound of silver, hence "pounds sterling". I'm pretty sure the currency no longer uses that standard, though.

[ Wednesday, September 03, 2003 13:24: Message edited by: Thuryl ]
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Who is who? in General
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No, no, no. - is just a dash.

- = dash

– = endash

— = emdash

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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To all European football fans in General
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Originally written by X:

'Arse' is at least a Middle English word for the posterior - Chaucer used it in 'Canterbury Tales' and I bet others can find earlir usages. 'Ass' seems a dumb name for this celebrated portion of the body - I mean, what's the connection between it and the equine?
I blame Shakespeare. He used an ass/arse pun in Midsummer Night's Dream. I believe the "ass" and "arse" spellings of the word were interchangeable for quite some time before that, though.

Djur: We spell it with an R because that's how we pronounce it.

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I'm Back. in General
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You know, you can download AOL Instant Messenger from http://www.aim.com/ without using AOL...

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I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 105 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe, and the same number of electrons. -- Sir Arthur Eddington
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Wierd Ebay Auctions in General
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Originally written by Lemur Industries:

Whichever one of you claimed they are not allowed to sell body parts is sadly mistaken. Kidneys are quite frequent on the site.
It's still against Ebay's rules; more to the point, it's illegal. If Ebay is notified of one of those auctions going on, it'll take it down.
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GF2 Beta in General
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Originally written by Mars:

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Originally written by Pete, King Of The Detectives:

The good news is that fascism always loses. Any system that concentrates power into the hands of a small number of people loses.

Um, don't all governments do that?

I believe that was Djur's point.
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