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The Lounge / Re: What is your sex?
« on: October 22, 2015, 05:57:27 AM »
My sex is mind-blowing. That's all you need to know.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Science vs Philosophy
« on: February 12, 2014, 12:59:27 AM »
Science is a subset of philosophy known as 'natural philosophy.' All science is therefore philosophy but not all philosophy is science.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: TESO
« on: November 29, 2013, 08:23:58 AM »
The servers for ESO are also quite a bit bigger than for WoW, which means a lot more players.  There also doesn't need to be a defined goal for level 50s to gank and grief lower level players (PvP flagging does take care of this though).  There were an absurd number of players in Cryodiil, more people assaulting one base than I've seen on one of the full WoW servers in the main city.  There were also at least 2 main forces of one army of about the same size.  This doesn't even begin to include the other 2 armies.

If these numbers of people were unleashed on other faction territories, they would likely storm a main city and constantly grief lower level players by wrecking their quest progression by killing the NPCs.

Like a real war, then?

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version!)
« on: November 28, 2013, 02:51:01 PM »
You can play as individual counties on EU?
They weren't exactly counties in 1444. Not that the map is accurate at all since Ireland was a complete mindfuck at the time, but still.

That would have been the time that there were multiple kingdoms who had a 'high king' over them? If I remember my Irish history right.


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Arts & Entertainment / Re: TESO
« on: November 28, 2013, 02:48:10 PM »
How awful.

Indeed. This sounds like the most boring war in history.

And game-breaking, for me, anyhow. I can accept invisible walls when the game actually ends or there is a good reason that you can't go beyond them (The best example I can think of recently is Driver: San Francisco where you were in Tanner's mind and he simply hadn't imagined that part of the city yet)

But if I could watch other players happily going across borders only to find myself holds back all pretence of Role Playing.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: TESO
« on: November 28, 2013, 11:03:14 AM »
I imagine there are guards between boarders that you can sneak past or kill to enter other nations, but you'll be in hostile territory and always in threat of being attacked.

No, it's faction-locked.  You simply can't enter the other factions' territories.

How awful.

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You started with Mao and thought, 'this is a political philosophy I could relate to'?

I mean, reading Marx or Engels, sure, but Mao?

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: TESO
« on: November 27, 2013, 12:52:28 AM »
I might play it, so long as I can be a hermit circumambulating Tamriel, far away from other human players.

i.e. if I can play it as a single-player game. I don't care for MMORPGs

Sorry, no unrestricted circumambulation for you. You're confined to the territory controlled by your faction, until you complete your faction's main quest, or something.

Well that's shit. That eliminates any and all role playing not concerned with the war, or playing as a spy behind enemy lines, or playing as a sellsword, or playing as someone who abhors the war and ignores it until some random quest or another forces me to pick a side "For the sake of peace and sanity.".

Basically, one of the main reasons I like the Elder Scrolls games, or indeed any freeroaming RPG, the roleplaying element.

You can ignore the war if you want to.  You just can't go wandering into the other factions' territories.  Which makes sense, given the circumstances.  They're hardly going to take you at your word when you say something like "Oh, I'm not actually allied with the rest of my race.  I'm neutral, honest!  So could you let me in?"

There are ways to do it which could be quite cool, if you are an Imperial and you wander into Mer territory, your character should be treated like a criminal (Similar to the way faction loyalties worked in New Vegas) but if it's an invisible wall then that would be gamebreaking for me.

To be honest, TESO shouldn't cater itself for the likes of me, I've never liked MMORPGs and I doubt this one will change my mind.
You can't play as Imperial though.

Eh? I thought one of the factions you could play as was the empire in defence of Cyrodill?

God, this sounds worse and worse.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: TESO
« on: November 26, 2013, 02:11:50 PM »
I might play it, so long as I can be a hermit circumambulating Tamriel, far away from other human players.

i.e. if I can play it as a single-player game. I don't care for MMORPGs

Sorry, no unrestricted circumambulation for you. You're confined to the territory controlled by your faction, until you complete your faction's main quest, or something.

Well that's shit. That eliminates any and all role playing not concerned with the war, or playing as a spy behind enemy lines, or playing as a sellsword, or playing as someone who abhors the war and ignores it until some random quest or another forces me to pick a side "For the sake of peace and sanity.".

Basically, one of the main reasons I like the Elder Scrolls games, or indeed any freeroaming RPG, the roleplaying element.

You can ignore the war if you want to.  You just can't go wandering into the other factions' territories.  Which makes sense, given the circumstances.  They're hardly going to take you at your word when you say something like "Oh, I'm not actually allied with the rest of my race.  I'm neutral, honest!  So could you let me in?"

There are ways to do it which could be quite cool, if you are an Imperial and you wander into Mer territory, your character should be treated like a criminal (Similar to the way faction loyalties worked in New Vegas) but if it's an invisible wall then that would be gamebreaking for me.

To be honest, TESO shouldn't cater itself for the likes of me, I've never liked MMORPGs and I doubt this one will change my mind.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: TESO
« on: November 26, 2013, 01:27:48 PM »
I might play it, so long as I can be a hermit circumambulating Tamriel, far away from other human players.

i.e. if I can play it as a single-player game. I don't care for MMORPGs

Sorry, no unrestricted circumambulation for you. You're confined to the territory controlled by your faction, until you complete your faction's main quest, or something.

Well that's shit. That eliminates any and all role playing not concerned with the war, or playing as a spy behind enemy lines, or playing as a sellsword, or playing as someone who abhors the war and ignores it until some random quest or another forces me to pick a side "For the sake of peace and sanity.".

Basically, one of the main reasons I like the Elder Scrolls games, or indeed any freeroaming RPG, the roleplaying element.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: TESO
« on: November 26, 2013, 09:24:02 AM »
I might play it, so long as I can be a hermit circumambulating Tamriel, far away from other human players.

i.e. if I can play it as a single-player game. I don't care for MMORPGs

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Doctor Who - 50th Anniversery
« on: November 26, 2013, 01:32:53 AM »
Yeah, I loved it. The tom baker cameo was a real shock.

Also, check out 'the five (ish) doctors' which is a hilarious special starring peter Davidson, Colin baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McCann trying to get themselves to star in the fiftieth anniversary special. Brilliantly self-deprecating.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Rubiks Hypercube
« on: November 26, 2013, 01:28:31 AM »
Like rooster, I will never in a million years even try to solve this.  I can't even solve a 3-dimensional Rubik's Cube.

But it is awesome.

Trying to solve a fully scrambled one would be insanely hard. You can set it to just scramble it with between 1 and 9 individual twists.

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Arts & Entertainment / Rubiks Hypercube
« on: November 25, 2013, 02:04:56 PM »
Has anyone seen this?




It's a free, downloadable, higher-dimensional rubiks cube. I've been playing with it for the last hour or so; the only puzzles I've been able to solve so far are single-scramble puzzles, just trying to picture which way the cubes will rotate is tough as there's a face 'hidden' in the fourth dimension (Which is visible if you zoom fourth-dimensionally but that just makes it more confusing for my money.

EDIT: Just solved a couple of 2-twist puzzles, starting to understand how it moves, now.

Here's the computer solving a fully sccrambled hypercube:
#" class="bbc_link" target="_blank">Rubiks Hypercube (Computer Solution)

Have a play! I'd read the FAQ first to learn the controls and how it spins.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version!)
« on: November 24, 2013, 12:24:32 PM »
Ooh that's cool. I do want A Link Between Worlds

Mario 3D world is good fun, if a little easy. If you can pick up Pilot Wings cheap then I'd recommend it, the 3D effects are the best I've seen on the console so far.

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As long as the OP keeps posting here and keeping Excelsior John distracted, I'll believe whatever hypotheses you have about whatever you like.

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The Lounge / Re: Post an image of yourself!
« on: November 24, 2013, 09:49:19 AM »
I'm too chubby cheeked to be Steve buscemi.

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The Lounge / Re: Post an image of yourself!
« on: November 23, 2013, 04:06:10 PM »


I made a friend in Moscow.

This little guy landed on my head. Pretty sure mantises aren't native to Russia.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Mini tablet wanted
« on: November 23, 2013, 09:55:41 AM »
If you just want a cheap one, my girlfriend has a virtually unused Blackberry Playbook she's looking to get rid of.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Doctor Who - 50th Anniversery
« on: November 23, 2013, 07:48:17 AM »
I'm excited!

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: The black veil brides
« on: November 22, 2013, 06:39:02 AM »
The only gay advnace I've felt uncomfortable about was a friend of a friend's who was incredibly drunk and refused to take 'no' for an answer.

Any other time, I'd consider it a compliment as much as a girl hitting on me.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Man Flips Off Ex With Statue
« on: November 22, 2013, 06:34:04 AM »
If I were his ex I'd be proud to have gotten under his skin that much.

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The Lounge / Re: Batkid
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:53:24 AM »
I'm not normally a fan of those 'make a wish' foundations. I'd rather give my money to an organisation which will help all kids with a certain disease, ather than give one kid one good day but this was fairly epic.

Did anyone see whether the Lambhrghini they used was a Murcielago? If not, they missed a trick.

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The Lounge / Re: Sylvia Browne is dead
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:49:42 AM »
Her son is ready to take up the fraudster's mantle, apparently.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: The Mentalist
« on: November 19, 2013, 12:40:43 AM »
This season is not the case by case setup that the previous seasons were, but all about his hunt for the guy who murdered Jane's family.

Egh, I'm not a fan of big story arcs, unless that's what the program sets out to be in the first place.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: The Mentalist
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:50:46 PM »
I've only watched a couple of episodes. The premise looked quite good - Derren Brown solving crimes.

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And sweat does not plaster hair to your head.

You've never been running or hiking whilst wearing a hat?

Actually, I take my answer back, watching the trailer again, her hair does float about in the very few scenes she's not wearing a helmet or headphones, not wildly but then she has very short hair.

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It would've sufficed to say you don't really mind artistic liberties

Not all of the issues were artistic liberties, some of them (like the 'why does he float away?' mystery) are simply wrong.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Another one bites the dust
« on: November 18, 2013, 09:00:25 AM »
I hate to say this but extinctions will continue to happen (human influenced or not). It's part of evolution I'm afraid, in some cases I think we're fighting a losing battle.

True, but the amount of extinctions over the anthropocene is fairly unusual, with some scientists putting it between 100-1,000 times background level.

"When humans look backů the Anthropocene will probably represent one of the six biggest extinctions in our planet's history." - Professor Will Steffen of the Australian National University

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: The black veil brides
« on: November 18, 2013, 08:03:28 AM »
Supes, do you have a badge you can give to Thork?

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Doctor Who - 50th Anniversery
« on: November 16, 2013, 06:55:51 AM »
Honestly, I'd start watching properly with Jon Pertwee as the Doctor, and get some recommendations about which Hartnell and Troughton episodes you should watch. They've dated very, very badly.

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