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Scope of Ethics in General
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Originally written by Drew:

Being able to do what you want so long as you don't interfere detrimentally with what other people want to do seems a good way to maximize personal liberty and minimize risk of injury, at least in the abstract.
The problem is that just about anything you might decide to do could turn out to interfere detrimentally with something that someone else might want to do in the future. If you never do unto others anything that you would not have them do unto you, you'll never be able to do unto others at all.

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E2: Formello, Fort Draco and Motrax in The Exile Trilogy
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Originally written by Randomizer:

I got by on the standard of haste, bless, and protection. Mostly it's spell casters using smite and concentrating on the demons. Imps go quickly and can be dealt with by fighters or single shots from priests. This is on torment so normal will be easier.
Dude, this is the Exile Trilogy forum. You appear to be giving advice for the Avernum trilogy. Smite is a terrible spell in Exile; Wound is better.

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Scope of Ethics in General
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Originally written by Khoth:

Everyone but me should do what I think is right.
Fixed your typo.

Really, "a set of rules that I want everybody to follow, except me when I can get away with not following them" is a fairly good working definition of a code of ethics.

[ Friday, February 08, 2008 15:51: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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Getting political in General
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Originally written by Zeviz:

(Think of Ron Paul as the Liberaterian equivalent of Kucinich.)
Ain't nothing extreme about Kucinich, at least by global standards. He's basically a European-style centre-left social democrat.

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Should there be a big battle at the end of geneforge 5? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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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 customer is always right. :)
Computer games and especially RPGs are, first and foremost, adolescent power fantasies, with a very few notable exceptions. What do you expect?

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Getting political in General
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Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

What really annoys me is that McCain, a great man whom I will be voting for, will probably pick Huckabee as his running mate, which will really be shooting himself in the foot as far as collecting independent votes goes. He will not win the presidency.
I'd have thought you'd be voting for yourself as a write-in candidate.

[ Friday, February 08, 2008 00:17: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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Originally written by Redstart:

Someone who speaks Korean and/or Arabic? Not likely.
There could easily be some Koreans and/or Korean-Americans here, and I know for a fact there's a member living in Dubai.

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Help, Shade wont die! in Avernum 4
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Originally written by Jeran Korak:

I've always just bashed it to death on my own. How do you get help?
No you haven't. It's impossible to kill it without doing the quests that allow you to; even if you somehow do enough damage to bring its health down to zero, it'll just stay at 1 health and not die. Even if you don't remember the quests to bring a piece of the shade to Correlea in the Castle and find the control rod in Rentar's first keep, you must have done them if you killed the shades.

[ Tuesday, February 05, 2008 04:31: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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Originally written by Diprosopus:

Shenanigans aside, I'm not sure how a person's personality applies to a person's ability to be president, unless that person's personality is actively harmful. Are we as a people electing personalities rather than policies?
Diplomacy is part of a president's job. Electing someone who won't give unsolicited backrubs to the Chancellor of Germany would be a good start.

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The Handy Abominable Photo Thread in General
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Originally written by Dintiradan:

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This was, of course, false when you were writing at it but true when we're looking at it.

EDIT: Diprosopus, are you Boots? I can't for the life of me think who the hell else you could be.

[ Tuesday, February 05, 2008 04:18: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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Put the stats of you and your creations on this. No fakes.To see who is best in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Why not just cut out the middle step and tell us to drop our pants and find a ruler?

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Heath Ledger in General
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Originally written by Actaeon:

Are you referring to appearences or voice fidelity? If it comes down to his voice, I'm interested to hear your argument. If your insinuating that he doesn't look good enough for the modern music industry (and I think you are), then I quite agree. I would note, however, that very few classic rock stars would have made it in the modern world, and that the classical composers would probably failed to land so much as a debut for their pieces.
Whoosh.

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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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I'll spare you the I-told-you-sos, because you've clearly worked out for yourself already that what you were trying to do before wasn't working. Good luck.

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SimCity: the greatest evil? in General
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Originally written by Thralni:

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It is Scorp. He is trolling. I can't believe that some people haven't caught on yet.

[ Tuesday, January 29, 2008 14:27: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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Can't install custom scenarios in Blades of Exile
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Originally written by The Almighty Do-er of Stuff:

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Originally written by The Almighty Do-er of Stuff:

Should I upload it somewhere (it's a 2.67MB ZIP), or are there licensing issues due to this version being released under the Common Public License rather than GNU GPL v2?
QFE

It's fine for you to upload and distribute it. The only licensing issues that come up are if someone tries to modify it, basically.

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Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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The political question is awfully hard to answer. I settled on "moderate" for both because I figure that all my extreme views on individual issues balance each other out.

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Diversity in General
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Originally written by Goldenking:

I assume you mean Religious Status as in with or against Theism, and Economic Status as Capitalist or Socailist. Right?
As in rich or poor, actually.

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Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Special spells in Exodus in Blades of Avernum
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Capture Soul worked just fine for me in the slime pit. Maybe it's a Windows-specific bug. Hm.

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Diversity in General
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Originally written by The Ratt:

What I meant by Native American (or other continent) was if you are part indeginous of the area you are from.
So white people who live in northern Europe should tick that box in addition to "Caucasian"?

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Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Diversity in General
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Originally written by Excalibur:

Apparently all humans are categorized into seven different races, everything else being a mixture. I find that hard to believe, however.
Your instincts are right in this case: it's pretty much nonsense. Most reputable geneticists today don't believe that humanity can be meaningfully divided into races; folks from different places may look very different from each other, but genetically we're less diverse than a lot of other species.

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Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Helpppppp, Corrupted Unbound One!!! in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Corner it so that it's forced to fight you in melee. It's a lot less threatening when it can't use its breath attack.

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Game weirdness in the fens in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Well, I wouldn't say it's entirely your fault. Even if in theory the cheats are an undocumented, use-at-your-own risk thing, a lot of players do use exitzone just for the convenience of not having to walk all the way out of an area. If the cheats are causing problems for a significant number of people, then they probably weren't tested and debugged as well as they should have been.

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Game weirdness in the fens in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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There have been two or three other reports of the same behaviour. All of them have been from people using the exitzone cheat. It seems as if that's likely to be your problem.

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Node chain won't work in Blades of Exile
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Conveyor belts are quite buggy, especially in combination with changing terrains. It's best to avoid using them where possible.

I think a couple of the rectangle commands are also buggy, so that they only transform terrains in the top left corner of the rectangle. I'm not sure if Transform Rectangle is one of them.

Have you tried inserting a Display Message or something at the end of the chain to confirm that the nodes are actually being called, so that you know that that isn't the source of your problem?

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Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey in General
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Originally written by Excalibur:

Parents aren't present 24/7 to monitor their children. In any case, internet is of much more concern than television, because TV is regulated by the government while internet is not.
If your kid is young enough that you're seriously concerned that Sesame Street might be a bad influence on her, she's young enough that she really shouldn't be using the internet without constant supervision. You don't need to be around 24/7 to keep your computer switched off and password-protected when you're not using it, and are there really that many 5-year-olds sneaking off to public libraries?

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