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1  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Non-Video Links (Quizzes, Tests, Illusions, Etc..) on: March 29, 2015, 08:15:28 PM
The ionized air does shockwaves, not fragments.  A flash-bang would just flash, and a frag would still jack you up.
2  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Beyond Earth (Reactions, stories, let's play setups, etc...) on: March 29, 2015, 08:14:08 PM
(Why can't I give them lasers?)

You expect fighter craft to have capital ship level long-range artillery?  The Plasma stuff is probably just a stand-in for the type of weaponry fighters would have that were capable of hurting such larger ships.
No, I want a set of light lasers so they can lurk in asteroid belts and plink from the edges instead of going in to do damage and getting killed.  Fighters stop being useful around the cruiser stage, and just get themselves killed.
3  Community / Off-Topic / Re: KickStarter thread on: March 29, 2015, 08:10:15 PM
A friend has made a little shop writing little RPG addons, CandleLight Games.  He started with spell cards and has moved onwards and put together a Kickstarter: Infinite Firearms (OGL) for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

(It seems to be a portion of what they would like to release as a sci-fi campaign setting using Pathfinder crunch.  Backer rewards include various card sets as .pdfs.)
4  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: March 27, 2015, 09:57:23 AM
5  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: March 27, 2015, 08:19:29 AM
You guy are about to start killing juvenile female cathar...
Not quite.  I mean, it did turn out that the Emperor was right about needing the fleets and the Death Star for the Yuzan Vong.
6  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Beyond Earth (Reactions, stories, let's play setups, etc...) on: March 27, 2015, 07:10:17 AM
Does anyone else think that the Harmony ships are just ugly, and what about engines?  Is keeping speed nearly maxed as important as it seems to be?  I've been whooping the computer with big engines and stealth, a combination that mostly eliminates the utility of plasma cannon armed fighters.  (Why can't I give them lasers?)
7  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: March 27, 2015, 07:08:17 AM
Well, that was the other problem with the TIE/LN. It's average pilot wasn't all that well trained.
Which is a different sort of penny wise, pound foolish stupidity, that is not even penny wise.  Energy is so cheap that it is cost effective to haul grain out of gravity wells.  Now all you need is a bit of time for the pilots to practice, and a bit of gear so they survive.

(I can squint and see the life support angle as mostly a reason for why TIE pilots won't survive long enough to take their craft and defect the way one could with an X-Wing.  Come to think of it, wouldn't shields be necessary for operating in an atmosphere?)
8  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Vids (Keep it Clean) on: March 26, 2015, 08:13:30 PM
FWIW, I have always thought that not putting any shields on a TIE fighter was single seat F-22/F-35 levels of stupid.
9  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: March 25, 2015, 09:22:31 PM
PowerPoint is a tool of the Devil.
10  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: March 25, 2015, 02:48:05 PM
A 50-million-dollar-in-taxes-problem! Shocked
$50 million in business, so probably not more than $6 in direct revenue to Indianapolis and Indiana.  Still not good for the biggest recurring convention to pick up stakes like that.


I'm afraid I was very disappointed in the elections results as well.  Particularly after just having listened to an economics podcast covering one professor's analysis of a very large compiled database of suicide attacks.  His analysis is that the root cause (not sole cause) of such attacks is due to occupation rather than Islamic fundamentalism.

And now here's Netanyahu stating it's going to be permanent with even less hope (is that possible??) than before.

I'm not sure how well the analysis works for Boko Haram given the little I know about them, but the other examples I found compelling.
If the Palestinians are railing against corruption, they are marching merrily in the wrong direction.

Boko haram is also "battling corruption," and like all other Islamist groups they are a cure worse than the disease.

The TL;DR of "Islamic terror" is that ever few generations there comes a movement to replace the local government; tyrant, conquering empire, corrupt democracy, with "good Muslims" who won't be so corrupt.  It generally includes a call to return to "Mohammed's values," which is what ISIS is trying.  The Iranians have been trying out a version for thirty years.  None of them work.  Iran's mullahs are as corrupt as the followers of Khadaffi or the elected plunderers of Nigeria.  No one is quite ready to have another bloody revolution, but the ruling fanatics will eventually force the issue.  (But all Iranians are pretty on board with having atomic weapons, it is a mark of being one of "the big boys."  And Ukraine has proved that once a country has nukes, they should NEVER give them up.)
11  Products / Fantasy Craft / Re: Let's Read: Fantasy Craft on: March 20, 2015, 03:03:24 PM
And, sorry, going to have to stop here.  Got stuff to do at the office, and we are having the office anniversary party today.  Free food!
Have fun!   Smiley
12  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: March 19, 2015, 03:45:26 PM
Can someone stop the world for a moment? I think I need to get off.
Some people sure could use some help getting to the exit faster...   Angry
13  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Beyond Earth (Reactions, stories, let's play setups, etc...) on: March 19, 2015, 02:45:20 PM
Unlocking more stuff as I play, but planets, and other smaller bonuses.

Someone did complain on the 2k forum than you cannot lock out victory conditions for AI players.  I lost my last round to population control, after setting my victory condition to domination.  (I want to rock an awesome fleet full of upgrades, dagnabbit.  Not three dinky cruisers.)

I would also like to fiddle with the costs, and have the price of each upgrade also reflect the number of upgrades already on a ship.  Fast battleships are easy to build.
14  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: March 19, 2015, 02:40:30 PM
It's too quiet. 

Upstate N.Y. School Apologizes For Reciting Pledge Of Allegiance In Arabic

These "outraged" people need to get the heck over themselves.  The world has enough languages that the pledge can be read in a new one every day for at least a full school year. 
15  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: March 18, 2015, 01:28:48 PM
Don't you mean the Arabian Desert?
The sand is smarter the people currently living atop it.  I didn't to wrongly offend the sand dunes.
There is more than enough stupid in the region to do this on all the deserts there.
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