Recent posts by BombCog on Kongregate

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Topic: War of Omens / Memes

You wouldn’t know wit if it was tattooed backwards on your forehead and you had your head clamped into place facing into a mirror.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Restock is NOT random

That’s not a bug. It’s how chance works.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / Restock is NOT random

And that is a perfectly logical, random result. You’re suffering from gambler fallacies. Drawing cards from a face deck in real life and getting 3♦K♦7♣8♠ has exactly the same chance as A♥A♦A♣A♠.

 
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Topic: War of Omens / A very simple suggestion to give Vespitole a chance


Vespitole does fine.

 
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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / Can't Connect

What greenie is trying to tell you is that it doesn’t require good wifi. Or any wifi. Either for you or for Kongregate’s servers. That doesn’t make any sense at all. That is not how the internet works and it isn’t what wifi is.

 
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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / Secret - 03

Do you know what the best deal is? Breaking down gear and weapons you aren’t using. Fuel is already hard enough to come by as it is, and it doesn’t take much effort even at low levels to get 200+ machined parts.

 
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Topic: The Last Stand: Dead Zone / Zombie Survival 101

Ok who the hell said you could dodge with a pistol? You can’t dodge when equiped with a range weapon, get your facts straight people.

You can dodge with a pistol equipped. You see it in the game constantly, especially with scavs. I saw a pistol dodge literally 45 seconds ago. You sure are rude for someone who doesn’t know which way is up.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Help remove new Youtube comment system

How about we just get rid of YouTube comments altogether? A comment has never added anything to the videos and it’s well known that reading YouTube comments is like sniffing cat butts: inappropriate, unpleasant, and a waste of time.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Pledge of Allegiance

Nationalism isn’t something to be celebrated.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / "Secret" side of the Patriot Act

Total transparency is the only justifiable way to govern. State secrets and the like are an excuse to exercise terrorism, espionage, warmongering, and subversion against one’s own citizens.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / A Question, for those familiar with the Cell Theory

Abiogensis has been replicated in lab environments that reproduce early Earth circumstances.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Libya after Khaddafi

No, they aren’t even remotely close to that. And all that really needs to be done is convince the rebels to integrate into the new nation’s military structure.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Free Market or Regulation: which is a step forwards, which is backwards?

Severe regulations on pollution? Absolutely ridiculous. Let the businesses flee. The United States is not close to being as severe as many other regions. Like most of what the US does, EP has been very conservative. Too conservative. There are things more important than the almighty dollar, Jack, like continued existence of our species and those species our way of life depends on. If pocketbooks take a miniscule hit for that most basic cause, then let it. The people who are hurt the most by this are greedy and destructive in the first place. They act like parasites out to kill their own hosts. Here’s a tip: killing your host? Bad idea.

It just goes to show how regulation is the only answer, because businesses by definition are not and cannot be altruistic.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Libya after Khaddafi

Straight from the horse’s mouth: Libyans are creating a multi-party democracy with an emphasis on upholding Islamic Law. It’s important to keep in mind how moderate Libyans are with their practice of Islam, though. Some things they promised to do: no interest banks, repeal wife limits, uphold essential human rights. University women say they already feel more liberated even from when the revolution began. It looks like things are coming on the up and up.

Also, Yarga openly trolling? Things never change.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Free Market or Regulation: which is a step forwards, which is backwards?

The reason these bank crises keep happening is because there is a culture of circumvention and short term gain in the financial world. This would not be helped by having less regulation, which businesses prove time and time again in their self-destructive and openly exploitative practices. The solution isn’t universal red tape. It’s better punishment for those that break the laws, get around the protective systems, and poison the markets which so hurts everyone else.

EDIT: AJack, there’s nothing inherently wrong with an information, service economy. And what do you mean “may not recover”? Economics is a slow and ungainly beast, but it’s clearly gaining even now.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / If you were the Governor of your State, what would you do?

Shouldn’t a governor be listening to the will of the general public and not what they personally believe is the best idea? Isn’t that the point of a democracy?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / United States Debt Ceiling - possible default if deal not made.

I only have one question: what’s the point of a debt ceiling if it keeps changing?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Concealed Carry vs. Open Carry. Which is better?

Moldykid, the amazing amount of assumption and presumption in your post makes it safe to disregard entirely. You also just start shoving words in my mouth (no one mentioned children shooters until you did) which is definitely not acceptable to me.

I live in Texas. I am very well acquainted with firearms, concealed carry, and hunting with firearms. My own brother is a gun collector. Whenever I see him, he’s always excited to tell me about a piece he owns or a new accessory he’s gotten or the next thing he’s saving up for. He’s knowledgeable and responsible and although he prefers hunting with a bow (which he makes himself) he has many times gone hunting with rifle or shotgun. He is what I referred to as a gun owner.

However, he would never dare to take his favorite revolver with him downtown to the nearest city while he’s at the supermarket or renewing his license for all the world to see. He doesn’t talk about how he wishes someone would break into his house so he could shoot them down and be extra sure the man is dead before the cops arrive. He has never once, in anyone’s presence, become red faced about gun laws or rattled off crime statistics, insisting if everyone had a gun everywhere it would all work out better. Which, I might point out, are things you, jhco, and ninjawhatshisface have all done at length. Those are the marks of a gun fanatic. And like any fanatic, by the simple meaning of the word fanatic, it is patently insane and socially inappropriate.

When I see people openly carrying in public, I’ve seen once or twice where someone strikes up a conversation with them. But I’ve seen a whole lot more people making second looks with panicked eyes, mothers leading children away in wide berths, whole groups of young people becoming stiff-bodied and alarmed like deer that have just heard a branch snap nearby — all this just by seeing a holstered firearm in an upsetting place. And that is the mark of social unacceptability. When most folks become alarmed, frightened, alert, and disturbed by an act, it is widely unacceptable. A gun owner recognizes this. A gun fanatic is, at best, blind.

You and jhco have dragged this completely off topic inciting others to argue with you about gun control, which is not the thread topic. Please stop trolling every thread you come across. It’s tiresome.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Concealed Carry vs. Open Carry. Which is better?

Originally posted by jhco50:
Originally posted by BombCog:

No, I’m sorry, it’s not an calm, legitimate discussion when you start replying with arguments such as “you seem to be irrationally afraid of guns. Maybe you should just not buy guns, smart guy.”

I do feel like some people have an inordinate fear of guns. It is not meant as an insult by any means. Some people just fear them. These people shouldn’t buy guns if the scare them. If they don’t scare you, fine. It is not a law of any kind that a person must own a gun. What we gun owners ask is that you leave us alone.

No. What you gun fanatics are asking is to do whatever you want, without reason or cause. Things that cause public mistrust, that result in “defensive” murders, acts that make the entire living environment more steeped in paranoia, where society is held together by the common fear of being shot because you dared to disagree with someone who you cannot know the mental stability of, that is all terrible. If you’re collecting guns because they are a marvel, then why is it unacceptable to require them to have the firing pin removed? If you’re using a gun for sport, why not refuse to allow it in public areas? And there’s a whole host of alternatives to using a handgun in situations of self-defense, even against assailants armed with a handgun, which becomes increasingly less likely as gun control is tightened.

There is a wide difference between a gun owner and a gun nut. And a gun owner doesn’t polish his after-market modified pistol before strapping it openly to his hip and walking around children’s parks and county courthouses, becoming offended if you dare to suggest that such actions might be socially inappropriate.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Tax Exemptions For Religion

Exactly. So it should depend on what the organization is actually doing. A charitable organization, whether religious or not should become tax exempt as long as they remain charitable. There is no need, at all, to give tax exempt status to religious organizations in addition.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Concealed Carry vs. Open Carry. Which is better?

No, I’m sorry, it’s not an calm, legitimate discussion when you start replying with arguments such as “you seem to be irrationally afraid of guns. Maybe you should just not buy guns, smart guy.”

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Tax Exemptions For Religion

It’s not “of all taxes.” The bottom 50% pay 3% of the income tax. There’s a huge disparity between the amount the bottom 50% make annually and how much the top 10% make annually. Meanwhile, the bottom 50% pay 13% of their total wealth off to income tax, and lose out other huge chunks of their funds on the taxes on their food and legal requirements such as insurance. To pretend that the poorest Americans have it so well off, oh deary me, look at how little of the total income tax they’re paying is completely and totally dishonest in every sense.

It’s also completely and totally irrelevant to the discussion.

And no. “Granting” someone something entirely intangible, unquantifiable, and transient such as “spiritual wellness” does not count as charity work.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Schools should teach some mental math algorithms

Those are very outdated statistics and I completely question their validity. With the high prevalence of the internet, there is a great deal more information shared every day in text format. You can’t even get to multimedia data if you are illiterate. And how does it compare to the levels before standardization of education? There’s just no facts here, and jhco has done absolutely nothing to make his own case or back up his outlandish and ludicrous claims.

Jhco also doesn’t seem to understand that a great deal of the education standards are at the state level. You get a child from Ohio, a child from Texas, a child from California and they’re all going to know very different things. History and language for sure will be markedly different.

So we have both parts of his argument, that education has been getting worse, and that education has been taken from state control, dashed upon the rocks. My apologies for dragging this so far off topic.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Schools should teach some mental math algorithms

Originally posted by jhco50:

Not really, many kids can’t even read when they get to high school. You might have know some. I can say, I am proud of my youngest grandson. His mother worked with him from an early age and this year he was in 1st grade, but reading on the 3rd grade level. For his reading class he was taken to the 2nd grade reading class. She wouldn’t let them push him clear to 3rd grade.

What hellhole do you live in that children can’t read at grade level by the majority? If you mean this is true for the United States, I’m going to have to ask for some actual evidence, because what you’re saying it completely false. Illiteracy is a large minority in first-world nations.

When schools had local control, most people dropped out far before reaching high school because they were needed on the farm. Standards were vastly different all across the nation, and for the majority, those standards were lower than they are now. National standardization has done nothing but improve the quality of education on average, and private facilities still exist for those who don’t accept the standards.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Rapture

There were some public events celebrating the failure of the prophecy, and many places where people dropped old shoes and clothing in the spectacle of a rapture that never happened as a sort of prankish artistic display. Do you think these were in bad taste? Is it wrong to rub salt in the wounds of fringe groups?