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by Stormlock
Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan should never become a multiethnic society
Replies: 83
Views: 6298

Re: Japan should never become a multiethnic society

No, next to Japan, you look like Conan. You get away with that shit because you're the crazy fucks that used nuclear weapons on another country and spend more money on your military than most countries have GDP.
by Stormlock
Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan should never become a multiethnic society
Replies: 83
Views: 6298

Re: Japan should never become a multiethnic society

Errrr, what? The US isn't exactly a diplomatic wizard.
by Stormlock
Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Airforce One Terror Scare in NYC
Replies: 109
Views: 7938

Re: Airforce One Terror Scare in NYC

The probability of something happening is ultimately irrelevant if it fucking happens (or, at least, appears to be happening). Some people (stormlock and Pez, par example) develop the ability to calculate the former and immediately forget the relevance of the latter. And this is why there's a narro...
by Stormlock
Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Avatar function turned off. Explain please?
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: Avatar function turned off. Explain please?

It was Tails . A freedom fighter and child besides. I think most people would find that funny, in the same way I'd find a cartoon being murdered or committing suicide funny rather than offensive. But whatever. I just wanted to know if there was an actual complaint or not. Ninja modding is unsettling...
by Stormlock
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: best game developer of all time
Replies: 181
Views: 13477

Re: best game developer of all time

I'd have agreed with you a decade ago, but what Beth has done with the genre enrages me. Compare the skillsets of Daggerfall and Oblivion. Axes are blunt weapons now. Polearms don't exist. You can't levitate or climb over heights any more. Even a braindead zombie can lockpick the most difficult lock...
by Stormlock
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Lost gaming technology from a former golden age
Replies: 32
Views: 4014

Re: Lost gaming technology from a former golden age

I look to all the indie stuff for innovation these days. Dwarf Fortress procedurally generates a more detailed world than than the entire Oblivion devteam. For gameplay, opening up simple tools to the public through custom maps on Starcraft spawned things like Aeon of Strife and turret defense maps....
by Stormlock
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Gundam Wing Reimagined?
Replies: 11
Views: 1749

Re: Gundam Wing Reimagined?

Although, I'd be all for more series set in the same kind of setting. Just don't stick the word Gundam to it.
by Stormlock
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Avatar function turned off. Explain please?
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Avatar function turned off. Explain please?

What the title says. Did someone find it offensive or something?
by Stormlock
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dogs are aggressive if they are trained badly
Replies: 42
Views: 3512

Re: Dogs are aggressive if they are trained badly

Everyone gets compliments on how well behaved their dog is. It's polite. "Your dog is a total fucking jerk, you suck as a pet owner." generally isn't something you hear from friends. Generally you hear that AFTER the dog bites someone. Is your dog spayed/neutured? Or is that another stupid...
by Stormlock
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Airforce One Terror Scare in NYC
Replies: 109
Views: 7938

Re: Airforce One Terror Scare in NYC

Whatever. Continue with your perfectly logical behavior based on the 'fact' that planes have about a 50% chance of falling out of the sky if they aren't doing what you're used to seeing them do.
by Stormlock
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Airforce One Terror Scare in NYC
Replies: 109
Views: 7938

Re: Airforce One Terror Scare in NYC

Change that to 3 campers (In a campsite that holds thousands) and you'd have it right. The plane did not turn the entire state of new york into a smoking crater.
by Stormlock
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Airforce One Terror Scare in NYC
Replies: 109
Views: 7938

Re: Airforce One Terror Scare in NYC

This is more like hearing a loud noise, assuming it's a bear (because bears kill so many people right?), and getting in your car and driving off without all your camp gear. Yes, you'll be safer from bears if you do this. You'll also have a very crappy camping experience, on average. If you're this a...
by Stormlock
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dogs are aggressive if they are trained badly
Replies: 42
Views: 3512

Re: Dogs are aggressive if they are trained badly

No need to worry about me gaining political power. People only want whats good for them personally, right now. Ends-justify-the-means type views terrify people when they recognize them as such. And yeah, the basic purpose is to make owning a big dog enough of a pain in the ass that only serious peop...
by Stormlock
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Airforce One Terror Scare in NYC
Replies: 109
Views: 7938

Re: Airforce One Terror Scare in NYC

Feeling an immediate threat to one's own life under perfectly safe circumstances certainly constitutes a culture of fear. And what, precisely, about a low-flying jumbo jet being trailed by a fucking F-16 says "perfectly safe circumstances" to you? Because to me it screams "HEY THERE ...
by Stormlock
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Airforce One Terror Scare in NYC
Replies: 109
Views: 7938

Re: Airforce One Terror Scare in NYC

Feeling an immediate threat to one's own life under perfectly safe circumstances certainly constitutes a culture of fear. That said, I've no idea how recognizable airforce one is. Did they paint all aircraft of that model blue and white? If not, I'm going to say you should have known better. You're ...
by Stormlock
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dogs are aggressive if they are trained badly
Replies: 42
Views: 3512

Re: Dogs are aggressive if they are trained badly

I got no problem with raising a child requiring a permit, so long as there aren't any restrictions upon it other than the cost of the permit. Too many children raised in poverty by single mothers as is. But that's a whole different can of worms. You don't need a guard dog any more than you need a gu...
by Stormlock
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411014

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Alternately, you could play it as a counter to chronotog =P
by Stormlock
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dogs are aggressive if they are trained badly
Replies: 42
Views: 3512

Re: Dogs are aggressive if they are trained badly

Nobody serious about raising a dog that needs strong training would mind the extra bit of inconvenience if the tradeoff is more respect for the trainer and breed. Nobody? As a counter example I put forth myself. I don't have a dog right now, but in the future I would like to own a big dog and possi...
by Stormlock
Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dogs are aggressive if they are trained badly
Replies: 42
Views: 3512

Re: Dogs are aggressive if they are trained badly

A permit would make the most sense. A dog big enough with the right instincts to rip a person's throat out is certainly dangerous enough to warrant a permit. Nobody serious about raising a dog that needs strong training would mind the extra bit of inconvenience if the tradeoff is more respect for th...
by Stormlock
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: best game developer of all time
Replies: 181
Views: 13477

Re: best game developer of all time

Microprose. May they RIP and not have their awesome titles raped for profit.
by Stormlock
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Visit bestbuy this week
Replies: 11
Views: 1452

Re: Visit bestbuy this week

What a crappy list of games. I wouldn't bother trying most of those if I could get copies for free.
by Stormlock
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan should never become a multiethnic society
Replies: 83
Views: 6298

Re: Japan should never become a multiethnic society

I'd get more sense out of a fossil than you anyways.
by Stormlock
Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan should never become a multiethnic society
Replies: 83
Views: 6298

Re: Japan should never become a multiethnic society

Because, see, Japan's problem is not a falling population, but a very noticeably inverted age pyramid, with few working people supporting many old people in a trend that will only get worse. It's possible to maintain a stable population *and* a healthy age distribution, but when each generation has...
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game Master/Dungeon Master Conference Hall
Replies: 216
Views: 44291

Re: Dungeon Mastering: Dungeoneering

And for good cause. That setup wouldn't be navigable in reverse by a human who had to crawl on his belly to get through. If it dead ended, you're toast.
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan should never become a multiethnic society
Replies: 83
Views: 6298

Re: Japan should never become a multiethnic society

So how much population do you figure Japan needs before it should stop growing? Indias? And what does it do then, when population growth flatlines, and you suddenly have the current pyramid, multiplied by 2 or 5 or 10?
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan should never become a multiethnic society
Replies: 83
Views: 6298

Re: Japan should never become a multiethnic society

Edit because so many people I've met over the years ignore or don't notice this problem: You cannot infinitely increase the population within a closed system without infinitely reducing the quality of life as well. Ok, when someone addresses THIS, then they can go on about how Japan should increase...
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan should never become a multiethnic society
Replies: 83
Views: 6298

Re: Japan should never become a multiethnic society

Japan isn't a closed system, but it's not open in useful ways. If it were, the correct solution to the labour shortage and aging population would be to deport old old people. No more aging population problem. Unless this is going to become an option in another 40 years, importing young labourers isn...
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan should never become a multiethnic society
Replies: 83
Views: 6298

Re: Japan should never become a multiethnic society

I don't know what the streets are paved with, but the housing is about 1000$ a month for a tiny one person apartment. Good luck finding a job that pays that much + other expenses if you don't know the language or even culture. There's a good chance you'll piss off your prospective boss the first tim...
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan should never become a multiethnic society
Replies: 83
Views: 6298

Re: Japan should never become a multiethnic society

I can sort of see what you mean, but given that the only way either of the two stated things could come about is by immigration, not so much. Well, the first could come about through some sort of culture split, but that'd be pretty bad too. If Japan were already multi-ethnic and he stated that that ...
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan should never become a multiethnic society
Replies: 83
Views: 6298

Re: Japan should never become a multiethnic society

Their work force is too small because it is aging. Increasing the workforce will simply make the problem bigger and put it off for a generation. And there's nothing inherently racist about being opposed to immigration. I can think of a number of countries I'd rather live in whose cultures I prefer; ...
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientists make super-strong metallic spider silk
Replies: 16
Views: 1758

Re: Scientists make super-strong metallic spider silk

I think the problem arises in that individually feeding a spider (which needs to eat bugs, somewhat harder to supply than grain) and gathering it's miniscule amount of silk would require a rather large cost to silk ratio. I doubt theres enough of a demand for the stuff to make large scale harvest pr...
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan should never become a multiethnic society
Replies: 83
Views: 6298

Re: Japan should never become a multiethnic society

Well, it seems to have served them pretty well so far. Immigration causes numerous problems, if it's not necessary (and immigration really makes no sense in the long run), avoiding it seems like a good idea.
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Was Miss California a victim of intolerance?
Replies: 166
Views: 14285

Re: Was Miss California a victim of intolerance?

My google-fu seems to be weak today. I know not of who you speak. Is it some evil person that supposedly invalidates the concept? Being a role model for millions kind of puts a higher burden of responsibility on you to be PC. Miss California isn't just a person, she's a symbol. Symbols needs to repr...
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How many forum users have you pissed off?
Replies: 72
Views: 6573

Re: How many forum users have you pissed off?

Well, so far I'm a Yorkshire terrier, so I'm going to go for at least one.
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Was Miss California a victim of intolerance?
Replies: 166
Views: 14285

Re: Was Miss California a victim of intolerance?

Edit: This is off topic anyways. Oh, the Nazi's back. To answer the original topic: Yes. But intolerance isn't necessarily bad. We don't tolerate robbery either. Claiming robbers are victims of intolerance would be silly. Theres no reason to tolerate a public figure claiming large groups of people d...
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Was Miss California a victim of intolerance?
Replies: 166
Views: 14285

Re: Was Miss California a victim of intolerance?

The Skywizards are allowed to have those views. They're protected in the constitution by the government they won't be able to interfere with if their stupid word isn't being used. They're every bit as entitled to call people abominations at random as I'm entitled to call them crazy skywizard cultist...
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Was Miss California a victim of intolerance?
Replies: 166
Views: 14285

Re: Was Miss California a victim of intolerance?

So what's wrong with my suggestion? It's not a separation of anything but religion and law.

But whatever. Iceskate uphill if that's what floats your boat.

Edit: Who does the word "nigger" belong to?
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Was Miss California a victim of intolerance?
Replies: 166
Views: 14285

Re: Was Miss California a victim of intolerance?

Given that the word is dated back to about the 14th century french, I'd say the word belongs to the church. In the sense that other words pertaining to religion like Jesus or God or whatever other crap happens to be sacred to whoever the hell is. But... why do you want it? If you were married using ...
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Was Miss California a victim of intolerance?
Replies: 166
Views: 14285

Re: Was Miss California a victim of intolerance?

Princess Marzipan wrote:No, it WILL be the same, except a few lot of bigoted churches won't recognize them, and no one some sky-wizard cultists will care.


Seems more accurate to me.
by Stormlock
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Was Miss California a victim of intolerance?
Replies: 166
Views: 14285

Re: Was Miss California a victim of intolerance?

Marriage is a part of religion though. Quite frankly, marriage should mean nothing legally and a 'Civil Union' or the like should be available between any two people able to sign a contract.

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