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31  Community / License to Improvise / Re: [Farthest Star] So, guns... on: December 11, 2014, 12:47:55 AM
So for a design....

Leopard's Deus ex Veritas.
Hand Cannon.
Extra Ammo, Fitted Grips, Ruggedized.
Trophy.

Trophy Quality:
HVAP: DeV can be fired in a second SS mode that uses up 4 shots to fire a single anti-armor submunition lance instead of it's conventional payload.
This shot is calculated at Heft +2, AP 8 and double's DeV's range increments.
Switching to HVAP function is a single Use Item action.

Commissioned as a solution to the recurring tendencies of shuttles and gunships to interfere with her investigations DeV is Leopard's answer to not finding a SCRAM launcher that fits comfortably in a drop holster.
32  Community / License to Improvise / Re: [Farthest Star] So, guns... on: December 11, 2014, 12:30:11 AM
Uh, stupid question but is Extra supposed to work with Imags?
Isn't the design limitation of Imags that you can't squeeze in more ammo? Huh?
33  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: December 10, 2014, 05:35:43 PM

 Cheesy Grin Evil Cool
HowYaLikeMeNow.mp3
34  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: STORMSURGE: Around the Campfire [OOC and open feedback] on: December 09, 2014, 04:23:19 AM
So, any news to share here?

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35  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 09, 2014, 03:01:24 AM
Michigan House passes anti-LGBT 'right to discriminate' bill.

Sorry, it's actually called "The Religious Freedom Restoration Act."

"...appears to merely force the government to step aside if a person's "deeply-held religious beliefs" mandate they act, or not act, in a certain manner."

Now that's the interesting part.
For example the Bible mandates that if someone converts to another religion they must be killed. If many people do, the punishment is to burn down the city and put everyone to death "-with the edge of the sword."
So death for working on the Sabbath (Sunday), death for consuming shellfish, death to women who aren't virgins on their wedding nights -Firebomb a Bachelorette Dinner at Red Lobster late Saturday night and you're all kinds of good. Tongue

Now Michigan's got a Republican governor, so he probably won't veto it if it passes the other chamber.

This could be one hell of an ethical experiment.
36  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 08, 2014, 08:45:02 PM
The flip side to term limits is it can make legislators more beholden to lobbiests and their staffs because that's where all the institutional memory is.

Y'all need to check out the vintage BBC comedy Yes, Minister and its followup Yes, Prime Minister, which demonstrated just how much policy is in the hands of the people responsible for enacting it rather than those legislating it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0ZZJXw4MTA

I'd rather not.
I think I already know some of it, and any further grasp might be a bit much. Undecided
37  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: December 08, 2014, 07:40:11 PM
CBE patch notes.
http://www.civilization.com/en/news/2014-12--civilization-beyond-earth-fall-update-now-live/
38  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: December 08, 2014, 07:27:22 PM
FF7's coming to PS4.
It's the smoothed PC edition, not a remake.

Being of infinite ironic perversity as I am, I'm hoping the re-release outsells FF15. Tongue
39  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 08, 2014, 07:19:03 PM
The flip side to term limits is it can make legislators more beholden to lobbiests and their staffs because that's where all the institutional memory is.

Loophole whack-a-mole to be sure, but one rodent one hammer and keep on swinging.
40  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 08, 2014, 06:01:45 PM
TSK:
My thought on why Term Limits are such a good idea: because lobbyists who need senators need the one's who've been there and will continue to be a useful investment. Contacts take time. Influence takes time. The whole deal is an Industry of Handshakes; it's driven by greed and underwritten by trust and in a city of secrets the former's super common and the latter's rare as desert rain.
So perhaps cutting down on duration undercuts favor-mongering in turn and the revolving door of elected rep to lobbyist.
41  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: December 08, 2014, 05:48:42 PM
Hm, if she really wants to betray the knot, I'd offer an AD so that the expedition gets a warning through the power of the blood signed contract, so we'd have a chance to stop her.

An interesting idea, but l cannot say more. Smiley
42  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 08, 2014, 05:46:34 PM
* sigh.

Yes, let's ignore the more likely answer that whoever did it was attacking whoever happened to be in the hotel in favor saying that this was an conspiracy to kill people who dress up in a specific type of funny costume.

Seriously furries are so niche and obscure that most geeks don't even know it's a thing.

Initial response.  "Wtf is a furry?"  *googles*... *ensures google safe search is on*  Ah ha!  *read article*  I wonder if that counts as a hate crime.  It should.  That's about as "cool" as throwing grenades at LARPers.  WTF is wrong with people.

Doesn't help that Furries and Fur Suiters are in fact incredibly unsavory if you get downwind but the truth remains that a principle's not true 'til you defend it's use by people you hate. The NAACP won the right of a skinhead group to hold a parade in Wisconsin a few years back, and it's a safe bet that it wasn't out of any ideological sympathies.

Edit: well, ok -I wouldn't have to google much to find people who'd make positive connections between the NAACP and racial pride groups but still...
43  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 08, 2014, 05:39:47 PM
Oh BOY! It's fun happy culture time! Tongue

A buddy of mine driving through Alabama sms'd seeing this "Multiculturalism = White Genocide" billboard in Birmingham.

Point of order.  The billboard reads "Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white."  I'm not seeing genocide in there.  Not saying that the folks who paid for it don't see it that way but let's keep it accurate.

Point fairly made and recognized.
The "white genocide" part comes from the t-shirts, bumperstickers, and other signs that weren't roadside.
I didn't post everything I could find because the point wasn't so much that the claim is hilariously appalling, but that it was just up and hanging out like any ol' advertisement for a Dennys or maybe a local car dealer. "Big John's Downtown Toyota: Multiculturalism is White Genocide and free popcorn for the kids!"

Anyone think this how Quebec sounds to the rest of Canada? lol

Sounds exactly like how Quebec looks, but I'm no cannuck.
44  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: December 08, 2014, 05:39:07 PM
And silly. I mean, even if we ignore all the icky dark skinned people in modern US multiculturalism there's still tons of white only multiculturalism in US society. Just look at the menu of a pizza place. Or a deli. Pastrami, anyone? How about corned beef and cabbage?

Guinness.  You eastern-European descendants would have no idea what good leann dubh was without the Irish.  lol.  Nevermind Swedish Bikinis, Italian American cuisine, Greek Yogurt, Chinese Food!.. lol.  Let's be honest.  America isn't the land of the white man.  It's the land of the people Europe kicked out of Europe.  French, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Russian Cossack, Mediterranean, Native North American Tribes and some South American Tribes.  Then we added in some African and Asian descents.  ...some by force... We're one giant melting pot of insanity!


Thanks for the insight.
Yeah, I had assumed some level of basic sloth and not conspiracy was the most probable reason.
But I hadn't thought of cost. Good eye. Smiley

I've hit the point in my career where I'm high enough to see problems, but still low enough not to be able to do anything about them.. and let me tell you.. before you ever give credence to some theory that's not "cost", consider cost.  We are slaves to the almighty dollar in our struggle to be better.  Want a smaller defense budget so we can move the money elsewhere?  Sure.  Find a congressman willing to lay off 30,000 of his constituents from well paying jobs and then tell them the money was shifted to non-job creating packages.  Hell, we're making TANKS we don't need because we're scared of laying people off, because we're not sure how to replace those jobs in that community.  

End hunger?  Stop Homelessness?  Okay.  Increase everyone's taxes by 40%.  Instantly, that problem becomes less 'a problem' and more a talking point.  And quickly buried.  Save the oceans?  Cut back on commercial fishing.  Crap.  Jobs again.  Safer police?  Better training and more non-lethal, yet tactical gear?  Property taxes probably need to go up to pay for it.  Oh, crap.  Taxes.  Back in the hole it goes once the outrage subsides.  

Want to Balance the budget so we can possibly discuss reform of social products and get them to a point where they're more useful and less exploitative?  That'll cost jobs AND remove benefits?  *POOF*  

Perfect example.  I had two facilities that had unknowingly become duplicates of each others production.  30 miles away from one another.  A change was submitted to turn down 1 facility, transfer the product and 85% of the jobs to the other facility, and renovate the other facility to another production model.  Because there would be a 15% job loss (and it's a small 15%), and it's over a political line from 1 person to another, it's STILL in debate / pending.  27 months in because instead of a simple work load transfer, they now think a 're-org' would be better received...

Indeed, as I've gotten older I've gotten better at keeping that in mind on a smaller and smaller scale.
Frex (ex)-locally one of the big community strains is the commercial fishing traditions versus the bellowing, perpetually hungry shoals of sea lions that compete for the fish and the resulting horror stories about fat, healthy salmon found missing one gigantic bite and nothing more.

Now I never had a fishing-related job that wasn't scaling, gutting, cutting, or cleanup and all of that shit's underpaid misery spiritually identical to a dozen other jobs in the same expertise and pay bracket so when the captains bitch I lack a certain empathy for how good it is to make payments on a truck the size of some houses off the back of the haul.

But it's also true that their father's father's overfished because duh infinite fish and that's a big part of their problems today. They want to keep doing because it was such a reason why they're there to begin with.

All the same I do feel for the general community stress and angst, and the fucking sea lions are raucous and obnoxious bastards that visibly contribute very little to the local ecosystem besides devouring the most prized parts of it.

So I get it.

But when we're talking about tanks and those extra factories we're also talking about Pork Projects, about the peanut and tobacco farm subsidies, and however many other billions in unnecessary inefficiencies that suck from the public pool. And I get the human cost, but I wonder how many of those tanks are being made in districts that also took a hit to Food Assistance when their reps demanded a cutback in social services?

I don't have the access, patience, or paygrade to break it all down but the gross picture of money spent to keep hundreds or thousands well employed and middle class at the expense of millions isn't real charming.
45  Community / Play-by-Post / Re: [OOC] Way of the Wicked on: December 08, 2014, 05:22:26 PM
IIRC sure she vanished overnight.
Leona is/was not very stealthy and aware of that fact, so she'd choose a grosser means of elusion.
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