Re: It's interesting that some higly disturbed people...
thus the human race is doomed
71 posts • joined 14 Nov 2012
thus the human race is doomed
You should start again, I played in the 70s & early 80s and came back to it about 6 years ago.
It is great way to relieve stress, because unlike real life, you can fail massively and laugh about it.
WOTC & their players have developed a game which is well paced, well balanced & fun to play. Watch a few videos of Chris Perkins DMing live games on Youtube and you will get an idea of how much better 5E is.
Disclaimer, this evening I will unleash flesh golems possessed by revenants on an unsuspecting party on a desert road.
The point here is the digital tools are being launched for 5E. There were digital tools for 4E.
The rules for 5E were a result of play testing by thousands of players, with the beta versions distributed online, and feedback given online, the participation and response rates were phenomenal.
The game is enjoying a huge surge in popularity right now, globally. It's come a long way since the days of "door on the left, door on the right, door straight ahead"
In D&D flame wars are green flame wars.
Just so long as they can insert the phrase "fears that" into every headline all will be fine.
Definitely time consuming.
Meanwhile in the real world Uber is losing billions of dollars
Great business model, borrow cheap money, drive legitimate companies out of business, clean up on IPO, leave trail of destruction behind.
You might ask why the same Parliament passed such a poorly thought out bill to hold the referendum in the first place. Was it deliberate that the bill gave no mechanism to follow through on the result?
Makes you wonder about other legislation.
But in the scenario of a general election which party gets to put "cancel Brexit" on its manifesto?
So it's not what you know, or who you know, it's 101011101000101
You can change a password, you can't change your biometric data.
But married men live longer than unmarried men .........
I think compulsive tax evasion/avoidance should be treated as a mental health issue.
Apple squeezes its suppliers and squirms at the thought of paying tax, if a corporation is a human they are the whiny teenager.
Are you advertising Ad Block Plus?
the purple ones were faster
Next time I mess up at work I'll tell myself at least I didn't mess up on another planet too.
When I was a student in the 80s I had a holiday job taking surveys in sports clubs in Edinburgh and Glasgow, "hangover cure" was frequent reason for using the facilities in the morning.
Lovely friendly people as I recall.
Ask Mr Baker to narrate at your own peril
Not a man who suffers fools lightly
Gee, wouldn't it be amazing if a company could put technology in place to protect musicians from having their work stolen and people gleaning advertising revenue from it on a popular internet video web site.............
"When the police arrived, an Hispanic Apple worker was found dead in a conference room with a gun nearby."
Is "Hispanic" code for "cleaner"
Why is the person's ethnicity relevant?
That's the one day I would change for a Monday
The world needs to get back its sense of humour
Boaty McBoatface it is
"Regardless, the FBI used the existence of the phone and the shocking nature of the crime to wage a public war with Apple over encryption and access to electronic goods. "
And if they hadn't made every effort to unlock the phone you would be criticising them for not following every lead.
"Just shows how lame they are they can't even hack a phone" would have been the tenor of the conversation from the almighty enlightened tech savants
So now we see what really worries Apple, having tried to make their device the centre of people's lives they realise people might decide this is not a good option.
"You can go into people's bodies and remove bullets but you can't go into a dead person's iPhone and remove the data? I'm just amazed by that.
You're not the only person who was amazed, Trey."
I think you are deliberately missing the point. It is starting to sound like tech is a sacred cow which must remain inviolate, however we accept the need to cut open a corpse, irrespective of the distress this might cause the bereaved, for evidence. It's an emotional stance perhaps, not a logical comparison, but humans generally make decisions based on emotion, not logic.
If my assumption is correct I see where he is coming from, smart phones, and the data they contain and access are considered the priority, perhaps even the much vaunted privacy is beginning to play second fiddle to the preeminence of the technical achievement that ensures this privacy. The value is not the information, but the fact Apple have made a clever way of keeping it.
What keeps Tim Cook awake is the possible realisation by the general public that analog alternatives have their plus side. Maybe the US will see a spike in sales of fireproof safes, same as Japan has seen this year.
in this case the guy that knows the password is dead
So the guy damaged property and put people's health at risk to prove that they didn't check under the table for affixed kippers?
In Japanese we say "kudaranai"
Sad that we have to consider legislation because people lack self restraint
But he misses the point, we are not concerned with their potential value in dollars, though this is a persuasive argument for some, we are concerned with their rights as individuals. Everyone deserves a chance, and the world needs baristas as much as it needs spawners of global empires
Banksy and his shadow, drop shadow that is
Chiba City does exist but I'm not sure a gaijin living there would call it "Chiba City", Chiba-shi is more likely. After you have been in Japan a while mixing Japanese place names with English translations starts to sound weird.
"So, if someone has visited a social media website, an Internet Connection Record will only show that they accessed that site, not the particular pages they looked at, who they communicated with, or what they said."
Which makes the whole thing seem kind of pointless, unless people are going to post their terrorist intentions on Facebook.
Blanket surveillance is an excuse to avoid leg work. M15. saving us from terrorism while eating donuts.
I think we can conclude the hacker was Angus
Google are obviously not fans of Douglas Adams
From the ASA link
Kazam Online Ltd t/a Kazam Mobi
Beaver Industrial Estate
You sure about that?
"To be clear, Superfish comes with Lenovo consumer products only and is a technology that helps users find and discover products visually. The technology instantly analyzes images on the web and presents identical and similar product offers that may have lower prices, helping users search for images without knowing exactly what an item is called or how to describe it in a typical text-based search engine."
Because the only reason to own a computer is to go shopping?
You do pay import duty on gifts if they are over a certain value.
Did Apple jump the shark already?
or 10 years tax contribution
Why does every Google video have a soundtrack featuring a ukelele?
I'm going to license the note middle "C", and the key of D minor.
yeah, but planes are expensive and you aren't
"And after studying the genetic goop, the researchers have concluded that humans started interbreeding with their Neanderthal cousins about 60,000 years ago."
and made white people
How long before the kids sublet the space?
Good for him and I can't believe you guys writing him off before he starts.
beyond the strip of yellow and black on the floor that says "no visitors beyond this point"
and the little signs on the doors that tell you which coloured pass you need to enter this room
you can't take pictures inside the Temples of Syrinx
It was developed with collaboration by player testers, giving feedback periodically (my D&D group did this). It was fun to be part of the development.
The basic rules are pretty simple, the pace of play is much faster, combat is much faster, the dice are the same, it is suitable for groups but I think your group dynamics will dictate the numbers.
Characters have backgrounds which give extra skills & round things out, making it a more flexible system if you want to use your imagination. You can have a thief who used to be an artisan, a barbarian who used to be a mason.
All character classes are interesting up through the levels. In the previous versions magic users got more interesting as they leveled up but other classes kind of hit a plateau. Now with paths & skills each class gets some funky new abilities as they progress.
I played basic D&D in the 70s as a kid, then came back to it a few years ago at 4E, the first playtests were very much like winding back the clock to simpler days, but as it progressed it became more rounded but not more complicated. I think they have done a great job.
We'll be playing it tonight in Akihabara with the new rules, very happy to have helped develop them.
"AdAge cited industry sources when reporting that the Cupertino giant was in the process of building a 1,000-person internal advertising operation that would compete with outside advertising agencies to produce the company's ads."
Who do you fire when the campaign flunks?
the freedom to be forgotten, the freedom to be unknown, the freedom to be anonymous?
nobody asked me if I wanted my minimal presence on the web searchable, my freedom to be unknown has been limited.
who will look after you in your dotage?
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