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  • kaleeditykaleedity Sometimes science is more art than science Registered User regular
    DoctorArch wrote: »
    kaleedity wrote: »
    really enjoying the reactions people are having to the borderlands patch

    ?

    they nerfed the bee

    if you're not familiar with BL2, there was an item that was overwhelmingly overpowered due to a slight oversight. Now it's only really powerful instead of killing-the-biggest-thing-in-5s-powerful.

  • ShivahnShivahn Unaware of her barrel shifter privilege Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    DoctorArch wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    I wonder what it is that makes a person predisposed to conspiracy theories

    I know a few guys who literally buy any conspiracy theory they hear- 9/11, voter fraud, Obama planning government takeover, antenioplaston therapy- basically if you can frame it as some lone wolf maverck guy with THE TRUTH going against some big entity, they eat it up

    I wonder why that is

    or did I just answer my own question

    someone give me things to read about psychology of conspiracy theorists @Ferallllllllllllll

    Religion and conspiracy operate on similar if not identical vectors.

    I was about to post something similar.

    And there are genes that influence religiousness.

    Arch
  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo But do you really believe him? Registered User regular
    DoctorArch wrote: »
    What's a good way for someone to get into Dwarf Fortress? And what's a good way to make me not want to gouge out my eyeballs trying to decipher ASCII?
    There's lots of tile sets. Most of them are godawful though and just muddy the waters further than ASCII.

    The wiki is a good place to start for some basic guides too.

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • 21stCentury21stCentury A lovely pixel artist and gamecrafter [They/Them]Registered User regular
    Dorf News

    @Eddy was taken by a strange mood and @Sarksus gave birth to a baby boy: bowen

    Also, wow, managing 44 dorfs is overwhelming when there are so many skills to check... Blergh!

    MentalExercise
  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    I know I am in the minority here but I like the pseudo-ASCII in dorf fortress better than the tile packs. After I got used to it, the ASCII just plugs right into the part of my brain that processes reading a book.

    ShivahnTL DRRear Admiral Choco
  • MortiousMortious The Nightmare Begins Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    Diseases are cool (when you don't have them)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycobacterium_bovis#New_Zealand
    That possums are such effective transmitters of TB appears to be facilitated by their behaviour once they succumb to the disease. Terminally ill TB possums will show increasingly erratic behaviour, such as venturing out during the daytime to get enough food to eat, and seeking out buildings in which to keep warm. As a consequence, they may wander on to paddocks, where they naturally attract the attention of inquisitive cattle and deer

    Move to New Zealand
    It’s not a very important country most of the time
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/mortious
  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    Sarksus wrote: »
    DoctorArch wrote: »
    DoctorArch wrote: »
    What's a good way for someone to get into Dwarf Fortress? And what's a good way to make me not want to gouge out my eyeballs trying to decipher ASCII?

    Lazy Newb Pack and watching tutorials by a guy named 51ppycup on YouTube. He has a new set of tutorials too!

    Thanks! Those graphics also look awesome in a ZX Spectrum retro style.

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    @arch

    I had a thing on the psych of conspiracy theorists but my brain is kind of fuzzy at the moment.

    I really need to set up a citation aggregator or something so I can keep all of these sources and articles and stuff in a single place.

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    @spacekungfuman

    can you get me a solid silver shoe horn for my birthday tomorrow

    be a pal

    actually

    i just realized i'm a werewolf and this wouldn't work out

    or a vampire

    i'm not sure

    btu don't get me a silver shoe horn

    Organichu on
  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    arch

    I had a thing on the psych of conspiracy theorists but my brain is kind of fuzzy at the moment.

    I really need to set up a citation aggregator or something so I can keep all of these sources and articles and stuff in a single place.

    God I know

    Forgot you were sick! Sorry!

  • SarksusSarksus JUST PRINTRegistered User regular
    Wtf I'm a girl and I am the mother of @Bowen?

    21st your fort is weird

  • ShivahnShivahn Unaware of her barrel shifter privilege Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    SanderJK wrote: »
    DoctorArch wrote: »
    What's a good way for someone to get into Dwarf Fortress? And what's a good way to make me not want to gouge out my eyeballs trying to decipher ASCII?

    LazyNewbPack + a tutorial of the dorf wiki.

    Alternatively, try out Towns which is much like DF but not quite as hardcore. Or if you want a rogue-y experience, try Don't Starve (You're just one dude there though).

    I got this on Steam.

    Lots of fun. I've had some bullshit deaths though.

  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    I know I am in the minority here but I like the pseudo-ASCII in dorf fortress better than the tile packs. After I got used to it, the ASCII just plugs right into the part of my brain that processes reading a book.

    It's because you're a programmer. You're weird. <3

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  • y2jake215y2jake215 certified Flat Birther theorist the Last Good Boy onlineRegistered User regular
    I was going to spend the whole day catching up on work but so far I've slept 4 hours late and then watched 3 episodes of Law and Order SVU


    ughhhh I have zero ability to motivate myself anymore

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    maybe i'm streaming terrible dj right now if i am its here
  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    My company has an office in Alabama.

    I try really hard not to generalize my interactions with them to all Alabamans, but it takes a lot of effort on my part.

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • ShivahnShivahn Unaware of her barrel shifter privilege Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    I know I am in the minority here but I like the pseudo-ASCII in dorf fortress better than the tile packs. After I got used to it, the ASCII just plugs right into the part of my brain that processes reading a book.

    I like it too. I might use a pack next time I play because it is hard to see sometimes, and also why not new experiences are awesome, but I really like the way the ASCII looks.

  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    y2jake215 wrote: »
    y2jake215 wrote: »
    I was going to spend the whole day catching up on work but so far I've slept 4 hours late and then watched 3 episodes of Law and Order SVU


    ughhhh I have zero ability to motivate myself anymore

    Law and Order SVU will do that to anybody.

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  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    My company has an office in Alabama.

    I try really hard not to generalize my interactions with them to all Alabamans, but it takes a lot of effort on my part.

    There is a big old list of places "DoctorArch is not allowed to look for work in." Alabama is on that list.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Wtf I'm a girl and I am the mother of @Bowen?

    21st your fort is weird

    ... Mother?

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, don't @ me
    VanguardSTATE OF THE ART ROBOTRear Admiral Choco
  • MortiousMortious The Nightmare Begins Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    SanderJK wrote: »
    DoctorArch wrote: »
    What's a good way for someone to get into Dwarf Fortress? And what's a good way to make me not want to gouge out my eyeballs trying to decipher ASCII?

    LazyNewbPack + a tutorial of the dorf wiki.

    Alternatively, try out Towns which is much like DF but not quite as hardcore. Or if you want a rogue-y experience, try Don't Starve (You're just one dude there though).

    Is Towns fun?

    I already bought Don't Starve (quite like it so far), but I need to buy more things to teach my wife not to leave me alone for long periods of time.

    Move to New Zealand
    It’s not a very important country most of the time
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/mortious
  • ShivahnShivahn Unaware of her barrel shifter privilege Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    Shivahn wrote: »
    I know I am in the minority here but I like the pseudo-ASCII in dorf fortress better than the tile packs. After I got used to it, the ASCII just plugs right into the part of my brain that processes reading a book.

    I like it too. I might use a pack next time I play because it is hard to see sometimes, and also why not new experiences are awesome, but I really like the way the ASCII looks.

    I have a friend with cousins that are Alabaman.

    She is Korean. She says it's hilarious to go to family functions and see a bunch of Koreans with super thick southern accents.

  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Wtf I'm a girl and I am the mother of @Bowen?

    21st your fort is weird

    unless you are using Dwarf Therapist it is not at all obvious what gender a given dorf is unless you go digging through menus.

    RiemannLives on
  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Wtf I'm a girl and I am the mother of @Bowen?

    21st your fort is weird

    ... Mother?

    Is the next [chat] incest [chat]?

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  • KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    Mortious wrote: »
    Diseases are cool (when you don't have them)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycobacterium_bovis#New_Zealand
    That possums are such effective transmitters of TB appears to be facilitated by their behaviour once they succumb to the disease. Terminally ill TB possums will show increasingly erratic behaviour, such as venturing out during the daytime to get enough food to eat, and seeking out buildings in which to keep warm. As a consequence, they may wander on to paddocks, where they naturally attract the attention of inquisitive cattle and deer

    I feel you are othering infected possums just because they are Australians, and infected

    Freedom for the Northern Isles!
    Mortious
  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Boo to ebay snipers.

  • MimMim I don’t do cocaine, I just like how it smells Registered User regular
    Sarksus wrote: »
    Wtf I'm a girl and I am the mother of Bowen?

    21st your fort is weird

    Sounds like real life.

  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Well this is awkward.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, don't @ me
  • ShivahnShivahn Unaware of her barrel shifter privilege Eastern coastal temptressRegistered User regular
    Mortious wrote: »
    SanderJK wrote: »
    DoctorArch wrote: »
    What's a good way for someone to get into Dwarf Fortress? And what's a good way to make me not want to gouge out my eyeballs trying to decipher ASCII?

    LazyNewbPack + a tutorial of the dorf wiki.

    Alternatively, try out Towns which is much like DF but not quite as hardcore. Or if you want a rogue-y experience, try Don't Starve (You're just one dude there though).

    Is Towns fun?

    I already bought Don't Starve (quite like it so far), but I need to buy more things to teach my wife not to leave me alone for long periods of time.

    You like it until you've survived for two weeks and barely make it back to camp, but are low on wood so you chop a tree down and then the tree next to you stands up and punches you to death because you can't run away because it's night.

    That was my first experience with an ent.

  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    A lot of my friends in south carolina growing up were of asian descent

    a southern drawl on spoken chinese or korean is really, really interesting

  • wanderingwandering Registered User regular
    And now

    Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra by Philip Glass

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Arch wrote: »
    A lot of my friends in south carolina growing up were of asian descent

    a southern drawl on spoken chinese or korean is really, really interesting

    ... that is the strangest thing to auditorialize.

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, don't @ me
  • MimMim I don’t do cocaine, I just like how it smells Registered User regular
    So...in Adventure Time comics there is a puppy princess?

    AND WHO MADE THE PUPPY PRINCESS SAD?!?!

    Mimek.jpg

  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    @spacekungfuman

    can you get me a solid silver shoe horn for my birthday tomorrow

    be a pal

    actually

    i just realized i'm a werewolf and this wouldn't work out

    or a vampire

    i'm not sure

    btu don't get me a silver shoe horn

    I know you're a poor because you think silver won't bend when you try to use it to shove your massive farmer feet into that (admittedly well-made) pair of steel-toe Timberlands you spent a month's pay on.

  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    Dorf News

    @Eddy was taken by a strange mood and @Sarksus gave birth to a baby boy: bowen

    Also, wow, managing 44 dorfs is overwhelming when there are so many skills to check... Blergh!

    look into the utility called Dwarf Therapist. I had to do a bit of digging through forum threads to find the right version but once it works it's pretty neat.

    It shows all your dorfs in a spreadsheet like format and you can see and edit their labor assignments all at once.

    Whether you use that utility or not, I would strongly recomend you come up with a few (at most 3) standard job templates that you can just apply to nearly all incoming dwarves. This entails:

    1) Assign every dwarf a nickname with their general role that you want them to have
    2) Come up with a couple standard dwarf roles (sets of jobs). For example, most of my dwarfs end up as either a Drone (Mason, Engraving, Mechanics, all the Hauling, Architecture, Wood Burning, Furnace Operating) or a Farmhand (all the Farming jobs except Wood Burning + Fish Cleaning) or a Soldier (same as Drone but I know to draft these ones when the time comes).

    The reason for these particular jobs is that it lets your unwashed masses help out with smoothing and building structures and smelting. It does require that you put a minimum skill on the Mechanics and Mason workshops in the Manager menu.

    3) Every time a dwarf shows up give it the nickname and jobs for one of the standard roles. Only exceptions would be migrants who have very high (at least Skilled) skills in something useful. They get a custom set of jobs.

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