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by SuicideJunkie
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Do you like or hate Windows 8?
Replies: 127
Views: 119828

Re: Do you like or hate Windows 8?

Metro does kinda get plain and boring after a while, and is it really that much of a sin to let me shake things up every once in a while? Is this the key difference? Fashion vs Functionality? I despise most GUI changes as changing things just to change them and losing the efficiency and usefulness ...
by SuicideJunkie
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531564

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Based on the capacitor voltage vs time plot in that last diagram, it looks like it can only provide one output pulse before the capacitor detonates and needs replacement?
by SuicideJunkie
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3531564

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Customers suck. Drove my sister to the mall late to get groceries after a bit of last minute drama. Ran around grabbing stuff, and made it to the register about 5-10 minutes after the last call. I'm not sorry for being so late as it wasn't my fault; but I totally understand and hope the manager did ...
by SuicideJunkie
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Moremeta: Bureaucracy - Secret Sub threads for a number of Committees who will vote on what to post to the main thread. - One of the committees is just the scum players together. - Possibly everyone is a member of two committees so as to double the number of main players, if that can be done without...
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2958
Views: 722023

Re: Miscellaneous Science Questions

I'm not sure there is any consistent way to have a universe with a definite start in the infinite past. ... It just seems like nonsense in my head. Isn't that symmetrical with saying there will be an end at a definite but infinitely far date in the future? Which sounds the same as saying there is a...
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Will robots replace programmers?
Replies: 19
Views: 8895

Re: Will robots replace programmers?

Programmers are translators between requirements and tools. Compilers have already replaced programmers. The new programmers are the old team lead/architects. With each layer that gets automated out from the bottom, there is another layer of less-clueful being added on top to generate even more vagu...
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The frog riddle
Replies: 23
Views: 5623

Re: The frog riddle

In that case you can't trust the info; the traveler came from a future where you didn't flip two tails, but the travel will influence the results this time. Although with enough experimentation with more sensitive quantum effects, you could be reasonably confident whether or not the universe ensures...
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Pre-sign-up queue (for MODS)
Replies: 1389
Views: 255682

Re: Pre-sign-up queue (for MODS)

1. Wam's simple game (wam)
2. Unlikely superheroes (LaserGuy)
3. Reversi - medium - a single rule to change everything (SuicideJunkie)
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

If it came to 2v2, then a dual lynch would make it 1v1 for a town win next turn. Random would be unsatisfying, and overtime would not resolve anything. So I think equal numbers means a town win in the same way that normally it would be a mafia win. Mafia that don't know each other but can friendly f...
by SuicideJunkie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Extracting energy from a black hole via gravitational blueshift
Replies: 20
Views: 3681

Re: Extracting energy from a black hole via gravitational blueshift

Assuming the satellites are moving counterclockwise based on the direction of the photons, you'd be increasing the AP and lowering the PE until the inner satellite enters the event horizon and is lost.
by SuicideJunkie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

I'm confused about the nature of metamafia, but that doesn't seem like any reason not to speculate and generate arcane game ideas. Inception Each player is composed of three players playing a smaller game of mafia with a mafia poison kill chosen N0. (so there is 1 survivor) Whomever wins in the smal...
by SuicideJunkie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The frog riddle
Replies: 23
Views: 5623

Re: The frog riddle

The difference between knowing after the flips, or before the flips. :)
by SuicideJunkie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 32119

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007)

Evening 001: Moody tries to follow Somitomi but is evaded; ends up at home. Mark tries to follow Sabrar, but is evaded; ends up at Sabrar's safehouse. Sabrar visited Somitomi's safehouse after evading Mark. Bessie stays home. Wam takes his van to Bessie's Plytho follows Wam to Bessie's Freezeblade ...
by SuicideJunkie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The frog riddle
Replies: 23
Views: 5623

Re: The frog riddle

Similarly, if I flip a coin twice, I know that I am twice as likely to get a heads and a tails as I am to get two heads. And if I know for a fact that I will not flip two tails, I now have a 2/3 chance of flipping a heads and a tails and a 1/3 chance of flipping two heads. If flipping the same coin...
by SuicideJunkie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Sure protective roles only prolong things. But if you have any investigative roles there's trouble. Cop is broken right off the bat. I guess watcher/tracker don't matter because the mafia isn't actually targeting for their NK, they are just paying for services with poisoned HP. But any pro town pow...
by SuicideJunkie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 32119

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007)

I could have been totally absent in this game, lynched D1, yet still at least half win, because as soon as Bessie was killed the Solex was safe. Only once Mark/Scaramanga died, not Bessie. I suppose I could have designed it to let Plytho use the Solex deathray for revenge after Mark died as well, b...
by SuicideJunkie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

For plutocracy what happens if the doctor sets the price at $1 and everyone buys it? I assume they don't all get to use it. What's the tiebreaker? I have other opinions on how to break the game, but it'll be a funny exercise even if it's not balanced. That's something I was considering, but I don't...
by SuicideJunkie
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

The next one I do will have to be the Plutocracy game with no start date yet. Medium instead of High, relative to the GG game I think. Possibly High overall? Key Rule changes: ⋅ Money is HP. $1 per vote, as many votes per day as you can afford. Automatic $1 per unvote on yourself at dusk a...
by SuicideJunkie
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 32119

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007)

BoomFrog wrote:
I’m sad I didn’t get to create my next decoy invention, which was going to be a lie detector that only works on BoomFrog.

I don't think it's working, it's just always beeping...

Check the switch on the back... is it set to Naive or Paranoid?
by SuicideJunkie
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 32119

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007)

... Knowing what to say or hide was definitely a weak point. And the timing was tough to judge. I think my schedule works a bit opposite with regards to weekends, but I hadn't noticed how much so during the Secret Santa game. I should have given you a +1 action optional post restriction to mention ...
by SuicideJunkie
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

I had an idea last night, though it needs to be fleshed out a lot more with details; More normal than Golden Gun, but still with two power phases and the vote-to-end game which I'm sure I saw elsewhere in some form. Rogue Squadron (Star Wars theme) Factions are Rebel Sympathizers and Loyal Imperials...
by SuicideJunkie
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 32119

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007)

Thanks for modding. Next time please advertize in advance if you're planning to run a bastard game. At the time I was thinking it meant more mod-bastardry rather than rules-bastardry, Very much a mistake on my part. I had another idea last night, and I suspect games I run will bottom out at "m...
by SuicideJunkie
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 32119

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007)

Sabrar's is above, but to keep it tidy: Sabrar / James Bond / 007 You are the elite MI6 agent 007 . AKA Bond; James Bond . You are currently under cover as Sabrar . Safename: Wilson DeCova A golden bullet has marked you for assassination by the infamous Francisco Scaramanga , and MI6 has activated a...
by SuicideJunkie
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 32119

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007)

The game has ended.
Everyone is free to read spoilers.

Congratulations to all the independents that won, as well as Moody for winning as the solo town, depending on how you count.
by SuicideJunkie
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 32119

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007)

A long week of intrigue and violence has finally come to an end. The locals have been left to clean up a trail of destruction, bodies and unexploded ordnance, while the protagonists head home to fame and glory. The redshirts and minions are swiftly mourned and then dismissed from consideration. The...
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Golden gun I'm so happy I found a way to do something without freezeblade being able to follow me. I wanted to go to somitomi's to grab guns/ammo. I had 4 ap, my move costs 1. If I'd gone there using 2 evasion (in order to have an action left) freezeblade would be able to shoot m...
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Golden Gun
Spoiler:
Everybody has ended up at Somitomi's safehouse for the final showdown after an extended three way chase on the freeway. This is probably it.
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 32119

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Night 006)

It is now Night 006.
Post your actions.
by SuicideJunkie
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:37 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 32119

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Evening 006)

The sun has begun to set for the few survivors as they argue amongst themselves and point fingers. Danger abounds, but with a stiff upper lip, the spies keep calm and carry on.

It is now Evening 006
Post your travel orders
by SuicideJunkie
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Golden Gun
Spoiler:
bessie wrote:So cool, if I read the endgame analysis and notes correctly I have a chance at a solo full win? And I’m not even supposed to be playing!


Your win is quite secure, since the Solex is buried in your lab still, and Plytho doesn't have a motive to dig it up.
by SuicideJunkie
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Golden Gun Note; it is a plot point in the source material that the golden bullet addressed to 007 was actually a frame job against Scaramanga to turn MI6 loose on him. Scaramanga didn't care about Bond until he started interfering with the business, and Nick Nack ends up wanting revenge on 007 ...
by SuicideJunkie
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Golden Gun (Now I'm kind of glad I'm dead, because I'd still have no idea what's going on.) Golden gun "the worst case scenario be that D3 opens at 4-1 or 3-1-1." Moody is clearly an optimist, and not a physicist. 1-2-2-2-1 perhaps? Depending on how you count it, ev...
by SuicideJunkie
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Golden Gun
Spoiler:
Sabrar wrote:Mark had 2 guns, I don't see him having a third one

Inconceivable!
Sabrar himself only has ... <theCount>1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Five guns (ah! ah! ah!) </theCount>.
Though to be fair, most of them are empty.
by SuicideJunkie
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Golden Gun
Spoiler:
Heh. Every time people make up a lie, I panic a little and have to double check that I didn't say the wrong thing in a night results PM.
by SuicideJunkie
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Golden Gun There was a pseudo- Mexican Standoff at Sabrar's house, involving Moody, Mark and Wam. Sabrar resolved the issue Bolivian Army style. Golden gun endgame analysis: Sabrar: Needs to get Plytho killed to win since he triggered the vengeance condition. Shooting Freezeblade is a loss since...
by SuicideJunkie
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 32119

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 006)

Morning dawns over Bangkok yet again; the birds and motorists alike are blissfully unaware of the events of the night.

It is now Day 006
by SuicideJunkie
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 32119

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Night 005)

Night orders are in, results are in progress.
by SuicideJunkie
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Day 007 End & Epilogue)
Replies: 568
Views: 32119

Re: The Mafia with the Golden Gun (Evening 005)

Patience is starting to run thin back at the head office, and the agents are being pressured for results. With two significant deaths and mounting evidence that the local constabulary is corrupt, justice may need to be served hot and personally, before it rots into an unappealing lukewarm revenge. ...
by SuicideJunkie
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Golden Gun
Spoiler:
By my count, the last defensive item has been exhausted. Lethality is going to go way up.
by SuicideJunkie
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32851
Views: 2612574

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Golden Gun @Laserguy
Spoiler:
Nobody has failed for sure yet, or locked in their own wins.
I believe the shortest path to the Epilogue would involve one theft and one death, although the wrong death first could increase that number.

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