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by EdgarJPublius
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7865
Views: 578102

Re: Trump presidency

duodecimus wrote:At what point does the American people ask for outside help to 'drain the swamp'? Think you'd be willing to let the UN do some spring cleaning? Maybe Canada?


What do you imagine that would even look like if it were to happen?
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365694

Re: Minecraft

So, I took the plane/teleporter from the USS Nimitz to spawn, and when I got there, the airport was gone, along with a big swath of spawn. https://i.imgur.com/tLBdNqe.png Looks like everything southwest of the spawn tower got wiped and regenerated. This includes the airport and spawn airship. Ping _...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 69
Views: 3242

Re: Class vs class

And I'd love to see social media that is not an espionage network in disguise. I don't know how to get there from here though. For that you'd need to make one of your own and lose money on it. It also wouldn't change the inherent toxicity, since it won't change people's behavior in regards to what ...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: College Football Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 4237

Re: College Football Discussion

I think Football right now is in a similar place to Formula One and motorsports in general as back when Jackie Stewart was pushing for improved safety. I see lots of the same kinds of arguments about how making the game safer will somehow 'kill' the sport, and it's up to the players to know their li...
by EdgarJPublius
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365694

Re: Minecraft

I tried playing a bit last night and it was very choppy, lots of rubber-banding, etc.
It was fine the other day after the update though.
by EdgarJPublius
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365694

Re: Minecraft

Seems good to me, haven't found any problems on the test server or in my own single player experimentation .
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7865
Views: 578102

Re: Trump presidency

The President in particular is very much a figurehead — he wields no real power whatsoever. He is apparently chosen by the government, but the qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of finely judged outrage. For this reason the President is always a controversial ...
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 27800

Re: Black Panther

It's a perfectly cromulent number.
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4173
Views: 564650

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Sableagle wrote:
Yablo wrote:Are there any safe sports left?
I think pistol target-shooting in the UK has had a very good safety record for a couple of decades now.


Well, actually... Shooting sports in general have a pretty good safety record. I think I read somewhere that they have a lower rate of injuries than golf.
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365694

Re: Minecraft

Oh yea, I've got a Brick Joke and Golf Club too, I think I got them back when we did a game day on the server. Never realized there was another way to obtain them, I assume it has something to do with that command block next to an anvil in Plains City? I always wondered what that was for.
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 18783

Re: Firearms Regulations

The whole thing is basically just a layer of technological abstraction on top of the existing NICS process. The buyer still fills out a 4473, just digitally, that generates a token they can give to the seller who then can use it to verify the pass/fail status of the buyer. Mal-actors wouldn't be abl...
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365694

Re: Minecraft

I'd be willing to replace anything you've lost while alpha testing. Also, if you wouldn't mind, could you PM me about where you've been looking?
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 18783

Re: Firearms Regulations

The ideas I've seen proposed would have safeguards against abuse. Mainly that it would require consent of the person being checked, and that the result would be 'pass/fail', no other information would be communicated to the seller besides whether or not the buyer is legally able to purchase a firearm.
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365694

Re: Minecraft

The origin of the Bureaus is actually in my trying to solve that same problem (secure storage) after server hiccups emptied my ender chest multiple times a while back. The idea was to have secure storage rooms scattered across the server so that no single incident could take out all my storage at on...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 18783

Re: Firearms Regulations

I'm not sure I would have a problem with the idea of digitizing the existing records into a searchable database, or even centralizing the dealer's records into the database (if nothing else, it would take the burden off the individual dealers, and a 4473 'web form' could facilitate a non-burdensome ...
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365694

Re: Minecraft

Consider the Bureaus to be in early alpha testing currently. Probably only one of the Bureaus is findable using only the existing clues, one or two others may be findable with additional context that a few server residents besides myself have. I have a pretty good idea now what I want the final ques...
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4173
Views: 564650

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It had nothing to do with Net Neutrality, if anything, it illustrates that Net Neutrality doesn't do anything to address many of the most predatory aspects of the telecom oligopolies and that perhaps a different approach is needed.
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7865
Views: 578102

Re: Trump presidency

Trump is just the latest asshole in charge of a broken system. The first step in fixing it is recognizing that Trump isn't special or unique in his awfulness, except perhaps in magnitude, and that the actual problem is systemic and institutional. Getting rid of Trump isn't going to fix things unles...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365694

Re: Minecraft

1.13.1 is out, lots of bugfixes and optimizations. Server update soon?

oscar_spider wrote:
EdgarJPublius wrote:five Bureaus scattered across the world


It's a big world.


I never said it would be easy...
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7865
Views: 578102

Re: Trump presidency

I wouldn't call any government that does the kinds of things the U.S. government has been doing for decades 'very good'. Better than many alternatives sure, but not 'good', and definitely not 'very good'.
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2032: "Word Puzzles"
Replies: 47
Views: 6025

Re: 2032: "Word Puzzles"

Something something 'Starrett's Paranoia'.

Though whether this is intended to refer to Writer Vincent Starrett or Crossfit CEO and stand-up desk advocate Juliet Starrett, I cannot say.
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365694

Re: Minecraft

Currently, these are the only clues Each has a hidden door opened by a mysterious key found in a nearby container. In addition to the hidden door, one Bureau has a second entrance that is not hidden, but may still be difficult to find. A different Bureau has a door that is hidden, but in an obvious ...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365694

Re: Minecraft

The Mysterious Isle has opened five Bureaus scattered across the world. Each has a hidden door opened by a mysterious key found in a nearby container. At least three more Bureaus are planned. Each Bureau contains a full set of enchanted Diamond Armor and an enchanted elytra. If you find a bureau, yo...
by EdgarJPublius
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365694

Re: Minecraft

I was afraid my villager sorters at the Arcology and LIRF would flood in 1.13, but after some investigation, it seems they should be fine. I'm still concerned about my remaining water-vators, particularly the VULCAN tower one, but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. Especially considering I'll be ...
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7865
Views: 578102

Re: Trump presidency

I never said otherwise. If anything, a lot of people seem to think the current administration's immorality somehow excuses the admittedly fewer immoralities of previous administrations. They don't, the lesser of two evils is still evil . If you want to solve the problem, you can't stop at laying th...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7865
Views: 578102

Re: Trump presidency

From the linked article: The facility also has a history of troubling practices , including allegations of child abuse, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting. A local congresswoman called for Shiloh to be shut down four years ago after the Houston Chronicle reported on long-running al...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7865
Views: 578102

Re: Trump presidency

From the linked article: The facility also has a history of troubling practices , including allegations of child abuse, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting. A local congresswoman called for Shiloh to be shut down four years ago after the Houston Chronicle reported on long-running all...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7865
Views: 578102

Re: Trump presidency

Good news: Trump administration must stop giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent Bad news: Trump administration had been giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent, needed to be told by a judge to stop doing that Worse news: The facility has been in operati...
by EdgarJPublius
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 681
Views: 114843

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I recently noticed the joystick on my steam controller was looking a bit the worse for wear. So today I replaced it with an aluminum joystick from Amazon and so far it's great. There aren't any 'steam controller' specific replacement joysticks that I was able to find, but in my research I discovered...
by EdgarJPublius
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 18783

Re: Firearms Regulations

Stringent signage requirements make a certain amount of sense in Texas, where the consequences for not noticing a 'no firearms' sign could be severe. Though the laws changed when open carry was enacted to bring it more in line with other forms of trespassing, so the signage requirements could probab...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3101629

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Right? I pay the insurance company by direct deposit, I don't see why they couldn't do me the same courtesy.
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28529
Views: 3101629

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Our story thus far: Car got totaled ~3 weeks ago by an uninsured driver (who was 100% at fault) Earlier this week, got a check from the insurance company for the value of my car (minus the deductible on my uninsured motorist coverage) and deposited it. Yesterday, funds were cleared into my account, ...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 18783

Re: Firearms Regulations

I mean, I'm pretty sure anyone making the blanket claim that 'anyone arguing against X is either arguing in bad faith or a troll' is either arguing in bad faith, or a troll...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9401
Views: 1365694

Re: Minecraft

Announcement: Project VULCAN has been folded into the Lambda Initiative, all current VULCAN facilities will continue operating as before. The former VULCAN Arcology Testing facility has become the Lambda Initiative Research Facility and plans are currently being drawn up for new construction to revi...
by EdgarJPublius
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 19326

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I watched it again since it's on Netflix now. I still kinda like it. I think I'm more at peace now with what this new trilogy is doing to the franchise. I heard someone say that they liked the new Star Wars movies, they thought they were well done and enjoyable in themselves, And they're killing Sta...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worldwide CO2 shortage
Replies: 44
Views: 5402

Re: Worldwide CO2 shortage

I guess I'm just not sure how there could be a shortage of a gas that is currently over-abundant in the atmosphere? I always assumed most industrial users of CO2 like bottling plants, were generating their own, either extracting it from the atmosphere, or burning hydrocarbons. I could see how dry ic...
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7865
Views: 578102

Re: Trump presidency

And that's better?
by EdgarJPublius
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7865
Views: 578102

Re: Trump presidency

Diemo wrote:Well, the bigger question actually is, how is anyone able to support the monstrous acts that the Trump administration is currently doing?

People have long since gotten used to U.S. presidential administrations committing monstrous acts.
by EdgarJPublius
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 4079

Re: Boba: A Star Wars Story

Yea, despite my criticisms, I actually kinda liked Solo, I think I liked it better than Rogue One. I think part of it may be that my expectations were set more by having read the 'Han Solo Trilogy' books from the Expanded Universe than anything else. And compared to those books 'Solo: A Star Wars St...
by EdgarJPublius
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 361
Views: 78727

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

I'm always a fan of Fire Bombs + Shield Bypass if you can get it. For the final boss, even if the crew is dead, it will start self-repairing like a drone ship, so as long as you can stay alive, then all you need to do is keep everything on fire and eventually repeatedly blowing up all the systems wi...

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