Recent posts by Maik50 on Kongregate

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Topic: Tyrant Unleashed: General / Login not recognized?

When I log in via the interface in TU to Kongregate, I can login without any issues, view high scores, badges and access forums etc… But when I tab back to TU, it doesn’t recognise I have logged in, just shows me as player[insert random numbers here]

OS: Android 2.3.5
Device: Samsung Galaxy S2

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What did you do on the internet when you were 10 year old?

I mostly played Warcraft 3, Age of Empires, Kingdoms and occasional flash games

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Corrupt-a-Wish

Granted. Everyone else becomes insane

I wish for a space faring ship with FTL engines

 
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Topic: Off-topic / THE LAST VIDEO GAME YOU PLAYED

Faster Than Light

Being crisped by a fire, being electrocuted by Ion weaponry, getting shot by lasers, choking due to lack of oxygen or being relinquished into space as the spaceship tears apart, intolerable stasis hibernations all over again… and even if I somehow live through all of that, the chances are that I die by the time the crew I am part of faces the boss capital ship

Yep, screwed for life… unless… unless that 1 month went in stasis hibernations that’s needed to travel between galaxies. Then I’d be lucky enough to see this world again

 
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Topic: Off-topic / When is India gonna get nuked ?

Only when Gandhi completes researching Manhattan project. Oh wait, wrong place and time

Anyway, I blame the caste system. It’s so fundamentally outdated and unfit system in the modern society. And India is gradually becoming one

 
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Topic: Forum Games / COKE MACHINE

You get a crash test dummy

I insert a pinecone

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Can you control your anger???

I do have a tendency to get angry or frustrated easily but I am also very forgiving and quick to calm down

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Adv0catus vs Rich112

Rich. He is hard, he is confirmed and he outboasts adv0catus

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Getting the BOTD as soon as the game loads is one of the most badass moments ever in Kongregate

Doing this since the initial launch of BoTD

it doesn’t feel that badass anymore… *sob

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Corrupt-a-Wish

Granted. It’s out of fuel and requires antimatter to run it

I wish for a protective scroll

 
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Topic: Off-topic / coincidence?

There are coffee plantations in South America.
People of USA drink coffee.

Coincidence?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Screenshots in Skyrim

Originally posted by Mikkmar:

Idunno, seems good to me, Maik.

I’m quite convinced your opinion will change after playing 100+ hours of Skyrim

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Screenshots in Skyrim

Vanilla Skyrim is only a half finished game sold by Bethesda. What makes Skyrim truly awesome is its modding community, finishing up the “missing” parts of the game (such as Realistic needs and diseases, actually giving a meaning to all of that food you’re carrying around)

Haven’t tried out Fallout yet (not installed) so I can’t give a comparison on that

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Just a daily reminder if OT had more mods and people, we'd be #1 forum.

It is not only the moderators that make up what’s going on in OT, the majority of it are done by users

Even with 1000 moderators and with this community, people are still going to post threads and post that get removed/locked, leaving smaller portion of the posted content actually readable

Originally posted by aguspal:

Not really.

In my vision of best OT, we would have only 1 mod…

Whom will be in charge of locking the massive spam fest kids (You know what kind) and the occasional bad topic.

Other than that, we would be mod free.

I’m inclined to agree with this vision. The less you need to use moderator’s powers, the better.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dad Tried To Make Me Drive A Car

The first time I tried to drive, I just couldn’t grasp what the clutch does

Happened on a graveled forest road where very few drive so it was rather safe place to try out

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What do you think of yourself

I think I have a lot of potential of becoming someone I really want but I also think I am way too lazy to utilize all of it

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Whats your favorite game on your phone

Running Fred, ESCAPE and Rebuild have been go-to games for me
(funny thing is that they can all be found from Kongregate. All the other games I’ve tried out are either pay2win or flooded with ads)

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How relevant are you to OT?

Originally posted by DrOctaganapus2:

Not that relevant. Then again, it’s hard for me to find a thread worth posting in.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / COKE MACHINE

You get a full health potion (dunno if they existed in Zelda but I’m throwing a wild guess here)
I insert a mana potion

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Corrupt-a-Wish

Granted, but it’s all spoiled and cockroach infested
I wish I could stop time while I’m a sleep so I could sleep as much as I want and wake up at the moment I went to sleep

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Corrupt-a-Wish

Granted, but someone shoots a silver bolt at your back and your lycanthropy is pernament
I wish I had Jazz hands

 
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Topic: Forum Games / COKE MACHINE

You get satisfied looking cat
I insert a carbine

 
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Topic: Off-topic / on a scale of 1-10, how friendly is OT?

3/10

Also, so many threads here are so unproductive. You really would have to rummage thorugh deepest of OT to find something interesting to reply to

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy is definitely more energy efficient than Oil or Charcoal but it doesn’t come without downsides. There’s our need to store the hazardous nuclear waste inside safe places not to mention the fact that the cooling water (or whatever is used as coolant) used in nuclear plants will become contaminated.

The society we know today hasn’t thus far found a reliable way of permanently disposing the hazardous nuclear waste and that is why we shouldn’t depend on it for too long. In addition to those, nuclear energy is quite volatile, whether it’s in a reactor inside an energy plant or on tip of a missile. Anyone remember Chernobyl, bomb of Nagasaki or the fact Russia + USA alone have enough nuclear warheads to kill the humankind. Twice.

Despite all the risks involved with nuclear energy, I’d choose it over carbon based fuels like oil and charcoal. Statistically, they’re much more hazardous to our daily lives and the risk of an accident is just as bad as with nuclear energy. We just tend to remember nuclear meltdowns easier as they are much more violent/causes worse aftermath (due to fallout) even though they happen much less frequently than, say, an oil refinery igniting into fire and killing 70% of its workers inside.

How do we get our energy in the future if we eventually have to give up on nuclear energy due to it being so pollutant or depletable?
Sun. Whether in the form of solar energy through “the harvesting” of Sun rays or even better, through the way the stars like the Sun produce all of their energy: Through Fusion. It can’t be said that a fusion energy is already invented, hell it’s difficult to tell whether it’s even a prototype, but I do believe that Fusion energy will ease up our need for energy.

Fusion reaction would produce A LOT of energy, but like with nuclear energy, it would have to be handled with care, it will be volatile and it will be wanted stuff and could cause mass destruction if utilized into weapons. If scientists were able to develop a stable form of producing energy through Fusion, I’d take that any day over nuclear or carbon based energy. Having near infinite energy with the power of hydrogen is risky due to a very possibility of abuse, but then again, what is not abusable?

Then there are more stable and renewable energy sources such as sunlight, hydro-plants, wind power, burning of biomass (though like with oil, it renews way too slowly) etc… that could be used as “sidekick” with nuclear power or fusion power to supplement our need for energy. I do not think they are energy efficient enough to cater our need for energy entirely but due to their stableness, they could be used as assistants, or better yet, as our sources of energy for our own generators (like the one Vika claims to have) when the main energy distribution grid eventually and inevitably will go down.

There needs to be a backup option and renewable energy sources are best (in my opinion) for that.
If we fail to invent a stable yet highly efficient source of energy (the aforementioned fusion being one example), then we’d eventually have to rely on renewable sources of energy, which in return are not that energy productive, meaning we’d have to tighten our belts and reduce our own consumption of energy or at least cut down the loss of energy in the various appliances we use

You also have to take into account that our need for energy increases every year, and so does our need for “energy bursts”. Imagine if we invented a military grade ray gun. Imagine how much energy it would consume with a single pull of a trigger. I hypothesize that traditional means of producing energy are not enough to power up such devices that are so small sized as a ray gun. You’d not only to have make the energy production grow in the future, but it also may be necessary to make the generators themselves small and compact sized. You could also imagine your own PC to be powered by a small mini-generator that is independent of the main grid line yet able to muster huge quantities of computing power.

To some appliances of the future, being independent of the main grid line while still being able to use huge quantities of energy could be a requirement. Just like with flashlights, they are independent of the main grid line (until you need to recharge) but do not pack much power compared to what the future appliances could require. It could be possible that we’d find an efficient way of storing the energy, even into small appliances, but I find it more likely that we’ll develop more efficient generators first.

All in all, nuclear energy is a temporal yet effective solution to our need for energy. But we eventually have to find a way around it

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Fortunately, Unfortunately

Unfortunately, you are a puppet