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Topic: Serious Discussion / The age to appear in porn is 18, but the average world age of consent is 16

Now, if we could all let ‘sleeping dogs lie’ and avoid the personal attacks on others, I’d be much happier :)

 
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Topic: Blood and Jade / Bagua Maze for week mm.dd.yy

E, SW, N, W, SE, S, NW

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The age to appear in porn is 18, but the average world age of consent is 16

If y’all are going to necro such old posts, at least try and add something substantive…

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Corporal Punishment

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

Although I maintain my personal dislike for KarmaKoolKid’s hyperbolic assault on ideas he doesn’t agree with, I fully support his position in this matter.

Pete, it takes two to tango… if you keep deliberately pushing karma’s buttons you can expect him to retaliate in kind… at which point I guess (and how apt in a discussion concerning ‘punishment’) we’ll have to look at options for y’all.

Jan – no need to stoke the fires, thanks.


On subject – as I think I’ve stated before, I’m fine with corporal punishment up to a point (taking consideration of the age, maturity, understanding of the child and the particular circumstances) e.g. your toddler runs through the garden gate and towards the traffic chasing his ball…. he’ll understand a brief pain in the posterior far more than the concept of 750Kg of metal bearing down on him at 30mph being somewhat detrimental to his ongoing existence (not necessarily the best example… why would the gate be open on to a busy road???) but illustrative nonetheless.

Once a child is mature enough to be reasoned with, and able to understand the world from a non-egocentric point of view, other methods of discipline would be more appropriate.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is it right to kill one person to save the lives of many?

I did ask nicely if we could act like grown-ups… as some of us don’t seem able to do so, I’m (temp) locking this – give everyone a chance to cool down and consider.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is it right to kill one person to save the lives of many?

If we could stick to the topic at hand rather than slinging insults (veiled or otherwise) at each other, it really would be appreciated.

 
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Topic: Blood and Jade / Bagua Maze for week mm.dd.yy

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Self build housing

A separate point is, if you’re going underground, it’s worth checking if there was any mining in your area.

We’re only looking in roughly this area… so the trick will be to find an area that’s completely free of old mine workings! (The Great Flat Lode stretches for miles around in practically every direction)… but for some reason I hadn’t even considered geothermal… see this is why I asked :)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Self build housing

It will be for me in the first instance, with a view to renting out later on (there will be two properties on the site, mine and a small bungalow for the parents now that mother’s finally retired).

Any experience of ‘alternative’ energies / heating (and or FITS/RHI) mate? If nothing else, want the properties to keep the lights on even in the worst of the local winter weather – You may recall last year’s floods and storms (we make the national news for winter weather most years now it seems, and yet, still no snow!)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Self build housing

With any luck looks like I’ll be able to build and own my own home starting some time next year (as opposed to renting).

So… what’s hot and what’s not in housing? What features should I absolutely install / avoid? I’m quite keen to move either completely ‘off grid’ or have significant redundancy (and am fortunate to live in an area with good solar and wind prospects)…

With all the ‘doomsday predictions’ that are prevalent in the media, I’m somewhat seriously considering a ‘bunker’ like design but, if we take this route, how far does one go whilst remaining ‘sensible’ as opposed to ‘paranoid nutjob’??? (living predominantly underground has both advantages and disadvantages, I know)

Looking for suggestions for build solutions / techniques / materials and things that should be integrated into any design… although, as working with a limited budget, some elements may have to be added sequentially, and some things however desirable simply won’t be feasible (boo, money!).

 
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Topic: Blood and Jade / Bagua Maze for week mm.dd.yy

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Topic: Blood and Jade / Bagua Maze for week mm.dd.yy

SE NE SW S E N W

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What would happen if there was a worldwide famine?

A potentially interesting one I’d have to think about more deeply before responding properly… in the interim, what do you think would happen?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Is it right to kill one person to save the lives of many?

Originally posted by vikaTae:

It’s not a flame war. Karma’s trying to flame (he always does), but I’m just pointing out that I’m addressing an argument he made, and he refuses to answer or clarify. By continuing to ignore my extrapolation of his argument – that he will in fact kill innocents because he cannot be bothered to check if they are innocent whilst he goes off half-cocked to “shoot on sight” – he’s only proving my case for me.

He did the same thing with the Hitler example. He would kill Adolf Hitler on sight if given the opportunity, because Hitler was guilty of future events that at the time he killed Hitler, Hitler had not done. He would kill a young, innocent man changing the future in the process under the reasoning that because the future cannot be changed Hitler is always going to be a mass murderer.

Vika, Karma seems to have made an attempt to address the ‘shoot on sight’ issue you raised (in essence, I read it as he’d not randomly shoot people who MAY happen to be/look like the perpetrators of such heinous crimes, but would happily act as a vigilante IF it was warranted an IF he could get away with it)…

Originally posted by karmakoolkid:
Originally posted by vikaTae:

To provide qualification for my having no (pacifist?) qualms about ending the miserable lives of those two assholes, I offer this, which is the same thing I’ve been touting since day one in SD:

Legal or not, were I able to do the deed and not face any legal ramification….consider it done.
I certainly won’t go on an arduous, protracted manhunt.
I would drive across town were I to know their whereabouts and do society a favor.
I would sleep well that night….not a blip on my moral radar.
There is NO doubt that these two did all of that human disaster.
I have no doubt that were I able, I would very easily be their executioner.
There are many others far more deserving of my respect for the valorous actions they exerted in efforts to kill me. I didn’t know these young men, they didn’t know me; and they were just doing as they, likewise, were ordered to do & maybe felt honor bound for various reasons.

Now, vika….ratchet down this absurd shit about me going to try and kill ANYONE I see, as soon as I see them, who has the misfortune to look like someone. Good grief

If YOU want to flap-jaws about mental competency based on “arguments” (as you phrase it) re “proposed” mayhem upon specific or in general persons, you perhaps should recount all of the various methods, schemes, talents you would use to tout to want to, are able to, have in the past devised to do just that…..as related right here on SD.

… However, I agree, he doesn’t appear to have addressed the paradox raised by the possibilities of ‘time travel’. Perhaps he could take a moment to either point us at his response thereto or to expand on his views as to the necessity of a fatal intervention when less than fatal measures MAY be all that are required to sufficiently alter the course of history to prevent the ‘whatever’ the person was originally guilty of.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / my game has been reset

And, as a side note, export you game and save locally every once in a while (paste the output into a text file)… saves a lot of aggro

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Share your saves

Until/unless we hear back from the dev stating that this would be permitted, please don’t be sharing your save files.

 
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Topic: Wartune / r2 got a miniclient

Originally posted by KS23:

Guess we should contact kong and ask for one. Seems it gives the players on R2 servers an unfair advantage when they have a tool to help reduce all the added lag/latency issues and we don’t.

I’m guessing you’d need to ask one of the community admins, who would have to talk with the programmers (to determine feasibility). who’d then need to talk to the bosses (to determine if it’d be authorised / what priority such a project would get), who could then inform the community team, who in turn could inform everyone here.

That said, if it were to be authorised, I can’t see that it would get a very high priority over ongoing projects and would therefore take an eternity to arrive

 

Topic: Wartune / R2 company

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Shooting/Riots in Ferguson, USA.

To play devil’s advocate, MJ can be laced with things like PCP… 6 rounds fired in quick succession (over what range?) aimed at centre mass could easily hit an arm / the head (especially if you factor in limited/restricted vision for the cop, whether or not he was moving as he shot, etc). Frankly I wouldn’t have been surprised if he’d hit the odd passer by!

That said, all I know about this is in the foregoing.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why is there even a war with OT/SD

Yes it was, I often lock things while I’m sorting through / formulating a response / etc (if for no other reason than to stop spammy posts in the interim)… it usually doesn’t take very long but I got sidetracked yesterday.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / How many kred multipliers are you using ?

3 (x9) as I had a few kreds sitting there doing nothing

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why is there even a war with OT/SD

This…

Is there any god damn point to this rivalry? If you don’t want to even try to be serious you go to OT to party. If you want to be serious start your topic in SD, it’s that simple. The forums are for everyone, but there’s a time and a place for everything.

That said, I can see a point in the not to distant future when OT/SD/Etc are merged into one ‘Discussion’ forum with sub-forums for ‘humour’ / ‘serious’ / ‘Kongregate’ (for example)… maybe that’d work better (esp. if there were a common minimum standard for behaviour across the board)… it would also mean a bigger, more active bunch of mods to help keep things in check.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / How many game resets have you done?

Originally posted by VforVendetta:

None yet. ;_;
Don’t judge!

*judges

Then again, who am I to judge… I’ve only reset ten times or so.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / megatron on planes

Pretty much the whole spectre of ‘airline security’ is a joke anyway…

for example, I’ve been berated for answering the questions the TSA asked because they weren’t actually listening to the answers (“Carrying any electronics?” – “Yes, cameras, flash gun, etc” – “GUN!!!!”) – that was an interesting few minutes (and a couple of boring hours).

As for ‘preventing terrorism’ – farcical! Want to disrupt flights, kill innocents? Strap a bomb to self and detonate in the middle of the security clearance queue. Repeat at a couple of different airports and disrupt a small nation’s entire airspace.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / I have a religious obligation to wear a colander on my head!

Now I want to be a Thorist… that’d go swimmingly with my hammer :)