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by SuicideJunkie
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: disproof of boltzman brain?
Replies: 57
Views: 12636

Re: disproof of boltzman brain?

Taking it in the other direction: If we expect a BB to last a whole second, vs 50 years * 100 billion, that gives us a +e20 for humans alone (never mind confused cats and dogs on the internet & etc). That would then imply quite a few other civilizations in the observable universe in order to mak...
by SuicideJunkie
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2132: "Percentage Styles"
Replies: 39
Views: 5512

Re: 2132: "Percentage Styles"

Code: Select all

65 mod 100

Because % is a binary operator, and you need the other operand to avoid a syntax error.
by SuicideJunkie
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Congratulations Plytho! Boomfrog: I would expect the topic of what rules to suggest, and how to discuss and agree to something without the Mafia undercutting everything would be key on Day 1. Accepting multiple rules could work, but it would have to be limited to less than the number of mafia player...
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Another meta idea: Calvinball Mafia. Initially vanilla, but becoming wackier over time. Everyone submits a rule at night. The least unfair rule will be implemented starting the next day. Ideally the rule rulings would be done by an independent agent not aware of the game itself and thus not biased. ...
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 81
Views: 20868

Re: Class vs class

Thinking of coworkers... I feel like the middle ground still offers a good deal of opportunity to display class. A sliding scale of mostly big opportunities to show class, over to mostly big opportunities to show anti-class at the other end. Whereas in the middle there are modest opportunities to go...
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Competition Is Bad. There's An Alternative.
Replies: 69
Views: 10672

Re: Competition Is Bad. There's An Alternative.

Better in the sense of more familiar with the local geography, or better in the sense of better able to read a paper map and navigate an unfamiliar area? Electronic maps are nice too. They're just sold with voice navigators that you don't have to use if you don't want to. To you. To the people it a...
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Well, I do have a way to make Reversi work with less than 7, but more is better.
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7497
Views: 831895

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Reversi A normal, everyday game, with just one important twist. Mod: SuicideJunkie Size: 7+ Speed: 5 day/ 2 Night Start Date: April 12th start Bastardry: One (2/10 with odd powers to keep game balance given < 7 players) All the usual rules and mechanics except: You must play AGAINST your faction's ...
by SuicideJunkie
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2132: "Percentage Styles"
Replies: 39
Views: 5512

Re: 2132: "Percentage Styles"

"1062734 per Kent of Finnish people have blond hair". Is that "per Kentish Man" or "per Man of Kent"? Also, what is the cutoff being used? I'd assume at least 750 000 per Kent Kentishness is required to count someone as part of Kent, but then things start to go recursi...
by SuicideJunkie
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 81
Views: 20868

Re: Class vs class

I was treating likeability and goodness as a separate topic completely.
I'm pretty sure we can't stretch useful definitions to make classy, good and likeable into one blob.

There is probably a pretty big middle to the Venn diagram of it still.
by SuicideJunkie
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 81
Views: 20868

Re: Class vs class

Isn't "being superficially Classy" the exact problem that makes someone unclassy? On the other hand, I'm not sure you can be superficially classy; if you're consistently classy in your interactions and act like a decent person, that pretty much makes you classy and decent. I suppose it is ...
by SuicideJunkie
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Being Rich is Against Anyone's Rational Self Interest
Replies: 37
Views: 5557

Re: Being Rich is Against Anyone's Rational Self Interest

Whomever is writing software designed with frameworks to bring a modern desktop to its knees while providing a GUI worse in every way compared to 20 year old applications that do the same thing. And all the people in their companies by association. They're worse than useless but probably all think t...
by SuicideJunkie
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2131: “Emojidome”
Replies: 123
Views: 19966

Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

aprzn123 wrote:How is the heart beating the water?! Seriously!

Blood is thicker than water, and hearts do that all day long.
by SuicideJunkie
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

The clearing issue would be solved by the secret vote that I was proposing, by enabling scum to choose how to break the tie. Realistically, a tie between several town is just going to suck for scum no matter what method you use to break it. NL resulting in scum deaths is a bit better, but what's st...
by SuicideJunkie
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Things getting harder for the Mafia as the numbers get smaller is definitely a factor I've been thinking about. Going full random, mafia only breaks even on a 6-1 game, which is why the extra powers are needed. And investigators are an obvious issue. The hard part is finding a non-doctor role for to...
by SuicideJunkie
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

If there is a general refusal to vote, then anyone can defect at the end of the day and vote themselves off. They'll be eliminated, and can't be punished for it afterwards. In case of a tie, the lynch can go to the person who first reached that vote total. I thought self-votes weren't going to be a...
by SuicideJunkie
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Being Rich is Against Anyone's Rational Self Interest
Replies: 37
Views: 5557

Re: Being Rich is Against Anyone's Rational Self Interest

he still needed to talk with his clients to understand what they wanted, he still needed to talk with graphic designers and see they executed their vision, he needed to go to the printing house to make sure all the colors turned out as they should, he had to go to the mailing center and make sure e...
by SuicideJunkie
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

W-BSG
Spoiler:
I have no real idea what's going on. Arcane mafia logic is flying and I want to bet on the long odds of Mafia!Sabrar for the big payout.
by SuicideJunkie
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Madge wrote:I've also heard that they don't exactly have border guards on every corner, though.

When I was driving from Amsterdam to Germany on a business trip, the only reason I knew I had entered Germany, was that people suddenly started passing me at 200km/h.
by SuicideJunkie
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

If there is a general refusal to vote, then anyone can defect at the end of the day and vote themselves off. They'll be eliminated, and can't be punished for it afterwards.
In case of a tie, the lynch can go to the person who first reached that vote total.
by SuicideJunkie
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

For a slower game, Reversi signups are also open. :)
by SuicideJunkie
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7497
Views: 831895

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Well, I'm suddenly next in the queue, so I guess I'd better open the signups. Reversi A normal, everyday game, with just one important twist. Mod: SuicideJunkie Size: 7+ Speed: 5 day/ 2 Night Start Date: TBD (Mid April) Bastardry: One. All the usual rules and mechanics except: You must play AGAINST ...
by SuicideJunkie
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"
Replies: 28
Views: 4840

Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Nanotechnology heralds the rise of Big Small
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2128: "New Robot"
Replies: 40
Views: 6623

Re: 2128: "New Robot"

Pfhorrest wrote:Helium should work well as a construction material for those nanoparticles.

I think ponytail has decided that most of those protons and neutrons in your struts are redundant and just add weight; eliminating those is the key advancement in the new robot.
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3405
Views: 779924

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I was sitting on a couch, and slipped back down behind the cushions up to my chest. I somehow misplaced my pants in the process, so I started handing out all the lost random items from under the cushions to people so they wouldn't reach in to look themselves. First coins, then wallets, balls of wool...
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Bedtime thoughts:
Reversi -> Losing is good -> Losing is fun -> Mafia Fortress.

Cult-Scum is a werebeast or vampire infecting/eating the others.
Hammerer, Doctor, Tavern Keeper, Nobles, Soldier, etc for powers.
by SuicideJunkie
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

While there are tons of ideas for more games (and a couple tangential ideas for powers I can't say without ruining), I think I'm going to have to keep the first Reversi to a Vanilla game with just the one big twist, and save the ideas for later. French Vanilla, that is, not flavourless. Ending when ...
by SuicideJunkie
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Perhaps this should be three separate games. Reversi:Light Side (completely unflavoured no night) Reversi:Flip (common rules) Reversi:Dark Side (extra powers) I was just thinking that anonymized night chat wouldn't last very long before people figure out who is talking. That lead me to jump to: what...
by SuicideJunkie
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

With just lynches, I don't think town can win. Even with perfect play, town would be lynched until the mafia get control of the vote, and then it ends in a 1v1 draw. It might work if a couple townies have a suicide pill to be used after they think all the other town is lynched. Anyone not wanting to...
by SuicideJunkie
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

It occurs to me that Reversi will need to have a careful consideration of power roles.
Town only needs to correctly identify one Mafia player in order to win, with the caveat that they won't be able to confirm that identification with a flip since they need to keep the target alive.
by SuicideJunkie
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36934
Views: 2419062

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Semi-Blind posting could be interesting.
Whether it is fun is up to personal preference.
by SuicideJunkie
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36934
Views: 2419062

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

This probably has been mentioned, but would it not be possible to have a script to post to the thread without the subsequent redirect and view count increase?
by SuicideJunkie
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Inspired by the recent main comic, I found a handy reference:
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by SuicideJunkie
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"
Replies: 18
Views: 4551

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Are you living dangerously?
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Pick your poison:
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by SuicideJunkie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:52 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Anonymous corp secretly has all the players in it? :D

In a free market variant:
Would you be willing to trade a 20% stake in DoctorCo for a 40% stake in Trackers Intl?
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Make it so committees control powers but players are targeted by actions. So outing your committees is akin to Claiming. And which committee controls what power is public. It will be delightfully full of wine. I actually like this game idea. It might even work with public posting, and simply commit...
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"
Replies: 18
Views: 4551

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Surprising, yet also not:
xkcdmap.png


Actually, the East is in Ethiopia.
xkcdmap.png
by SuicideJunkie
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"
Replies: 18
Views: 4551

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

What's going on in south north america?
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Money money?
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The following may be unsettling. Viewer discretion is advised.
Spoiler:
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by SuicideJunkie
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32839
Views: 2604444

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Madge wrote:wam bsg

wam bsg
Spoiler:
That is a fascinating power you've got. I hope this helps! :D
by SuicideJunkie
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: "Absolute" vs "Relative" humidity
Replies: 3
Views: 1987

Re: "Absolute" vs "Relative" humidity

The original question was why it was equally or more important to remain hydrated in cold weather compared to when it's hot and humid out. After I composed a very thorough and ( I thought) clear explanation, the OP replied "Thank you for the explanation, you are very kind, but I still don’t un...

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