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by Shem
Yesterday, 14:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 663
Views: 19474

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

I dunno about better but the behavior is inconsistent with the “owned by the kremlin” narratives. You have to really stretch to make that fit. Not when you consider that he's actively avoiding the enforcement of a lot of Russia regulations, including the new sanctions he fought tooth and nail to ke...
by Shem
Yesterday, 00:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 286
Views: 10892

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Deadpool was good and extremely funny, though I liked the first one better. The Rusty Collins character wasn't very likable, and it was hard for me to care about his subplot as a result. I also get why Reynolds is eager to return to a lower-key style in terms of effects; it did seem a bit lazier tha...
by Shem
Yesterday, 00:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 663
Views: 19474

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

I like how expanding the Magnitsky Act is somehow more meaningful than passing the act. Especially when you only signed it under duress, and are actively avoiding enforcing it to the best of your ability. Also, while the military did kill Russian mercs, it was because those troops attacked a US ins...
by Shem
19 May 2018, 21:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21547

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

That's why it's 80% instead of the usual 95-98% in genpop. They get insecure if you don't look at all.
by Shem
19 May 2018, 16:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21547

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

That modicum is even adjusted on a curve for con people. It's a teeny tiny modicum, far less than normal life situations might require. Yeah, it's like "can you have a conversation involving at least 80% non-staring at her tits eye focus? Don't even have to be looking at her, just not at anything b...
by Shem
19 May 2018, 03:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Nippon
Replies: 169
Views: 8704

Re: Nippon

And at least the dude did check to make sure that no one was on the platform. Yeah, it seems like a lot of furor about nothing. Oh, someone might have been running-full tilt towards the platform and might have otherwise made it in the few seconds before the guy decided to leave, anyway. Look dude, ...
by Shem
18 May 2018, 15:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5065
Views: 106607

Re: Orange is the new President

Kinda. I mean, it's a mutually beneficial arrangement, actually. Hard to describe that as "having them by the balls" unless you view all commerce that way.
by Shem
18 May 2018, 00:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5065
Views: 106607

Re: Orange is the new President

Bet the Republicans would've fallen in and voted for her had the Dems been stronger in their opposition. It was the knowledge that their vote wouldn't matter that made them willing to stick their neck out.
by Shem
17 May 2018, 23:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5065
Views: 106607

Re: Orange is the new President

Here's what I don't get, the Dems in blue states that flipped. Do they really think that Haspel is really the tipping point that will keep a voter from leaving them? Why burn a challenge on something** when it's not going to matter either way? They won't keep any votes, but it won't lose anyone eit...
by Shem
17 May 2018, 02:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21547

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

I'm reminded of how the reputation of SF fans is "guys who can't get laid" and yet how much outright debauchery, up to and including orgies, happens at any sizable convention. Yeah, bathe daily and have a modicum of social skills and a willingness to strike out a couple times, and it's hard not to ...
by Shem
15 May 2018, 00:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21547

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

So much retconning...so...much...retconning... Seriously, though, Painboy is hardly the first to notice the weird inconsistency that if this was such an effective tactic, you'd expect to have seen it used or at least mentioned before. Also, if going to lightspeed is so massively destructive if ther...
by Shem
13 May 2018, 00:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21547

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Move out of the way? How are you going to move out of the way of something going lightspeed? You literally quoted my answer to that. You use the minute or so it takes the hyperdrive to lock in coordinates and engage to move out of the path of the oncoming ship. How's that going to work for the Deat...
by Shem
12 May 2018, 23:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21547

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

It takes the better part of a minute at best to plot a hyperspace course, even if you're apparently just planning to ram someone else. A standard-sized Star Destroyer could avoid this sort of attack by... moving out of the way. It only worked in TLJ because the ship they hit was so huge, it couldn't...
by Shem
12 May 2018, 22:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21547

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

For instance if all it takes to do serious damage or destroy a big ship is to hyperspace into it why didn't the rebels do that to the original death star? Because they didn't have any ships with enough mass to destroy a small planet. The Executor crashing into Death Star II doesn't even seem to imp...
by Shem
12 May 2018, 14:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 310
Views: 9795

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Oahu is awful close to the leper island.
by Shem
09 May 2018, 22:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21547

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

dhex wrote:
09 May 2018, 09:01
Still seems less trivial than you know planets that are also space ships.
The only slug crimelord that takes a check in our world is orange and lives on Pennsylvania Avenue. For everyone else, there's hard currency. Why would Star Wars be any different?
by Shem
08 May 2018, 11:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21547

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Also, isn't the canon that Incom Corporation split from supplying what became the Empire to exclusively provide weaponry to the Rebellion. And since Ties are made by Seinar, it would be odd to have a single arms dealer selling both. It would be like a someone selling both F-35s and F/A-18s. You mig...
by Shem
08 May 2018, 01:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21547

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

You have to look at the Ewoks from the right perspective. Don't let their cuteness decieve you. They are actually hardcore murderbears. I mean barring Force intervention they were planning on eating Han. All those Stormtrooper helmets they were playing...where were the bodies? In the soup that's wh...
by Shem
06 May 2018, 19:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 286
Views: 10892

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

They already have 95% of Avengers 4 filmed, so it'd pretty much have to be a teaser thing. Fantastic Four would be easy. Chuck the origin story, and get the guy who wrote the first National Treasures movie to do the script. The Fantastic Four aren't supposed to be "fuck shit up fam" superheroes, the...
by Shem
06 May 2018, 14:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 286
Views: 10892

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

All I'm going to say is, from a character perspective, having Thanos be sexually attracted to Death makes a lot more sense. I mean, "gee Thanos, what are you going to do in 300 years when literally the *exact* same problems come up, since you haven't actually done anything to engender homeostasis i...
by Shem
06 May 2018, 13:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 286
Views: 10892

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

All I'm going to say is, from a character perspective, having Thanos be sexually attracted to Death makes a lot more sense. I mean, "gee Thanos, what are you going to do in 300 years when literally the *exact* same problems come up, since you haven't actually done anything to engender homeostasis i...
by Shem
06 May 2018, 04:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 286
Views: 10892

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

All I'm going to say is, from a character perspective, having Thanos be sexually attracted to Death makes a lot more sense. I mean, "gee Thanos, what are you going to do in 300 years when literally the *exact* same problems come up, since you haven't actually done anything to engender homeostasis in...
by Shem
04 May 2018, 15:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 340
Views: 17514

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Oh agree. The Norks won’t win, but ROK would win in the same way one wins a knife fight. I'm just skeptical they'd be dumb enough to start it. I go back and forth until settling on "if someone tells you he's a death cultist, wisest course of action is to believe him." I think that would be my defau...
by Shem
03 May 2018, 23:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 340
Views: 17514

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:38
Mo wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:37
Oh agree. The Norks won’t win, but ROK would win in the same way one wins a knife fight.
I'm just skeptical they'd be dumb enough to start it.
I go back and forth until settling on "if someone tells you he's a death cultist, wisest course of action is to believe him."
by Shem
03 May 2018, 22:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 329
Views: 10022

Re: Op-ediots

Mo wrote:
03 May 2018, 17:22
Pretty sure Ross doesn't want sex robots or sex work for anyone.
Fixed.