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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    you know

    why doesn't the alliance just put the geth in a big old box with a javelin on all these firebases

    he doesn't even need to come out of the box! he's a robot!

    Geth
  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    if a dude dies in XCOM, the shit he has on him isn't lost or anything like that?

    ftOqU21.png
  • dporowskidporowski Registered User regular
    Cinders wrote: »
    What's a seal bomb?

    Fractional stick of dynamite and/or a cherry bomb. Basically goes "bang" real good, scares the little fuckers off wherever they are you don't want 'em.


    This may seem weird, until you realise that in the PNW and bits of CA, we have seal/sea lions like some places have... Like ocean-going pigeons, if pigeons were huge, mean, federally protected from harm, and had a penchant for eating all your fish.

  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    what's an "explosively viable" cannonball

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    if a dude dies in XCOM, the shit he has on him isn't lost or anything like that?

    I don't think so.

    If you bail on a mission and don't get everybody out I think you lose the stuff carried by those left behind, though.

    Captain Carrot
  • BogartBogart I Will Cure You Registered User, Moderator mod
    Huzzah! I am tipsy. Who wants to talk to an Englishman slowly sliding down the bar into a sitting position he will pretend he was aiming for all along?

    Kalkino
  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    what's an "explosively viable" cannonball

    Chu in the pool?

    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    I still can't believe how Udina reacted when I stuck Anderson on the council at the end of ME1.

    After that stunt he pulled, it's amazing that he imagined I had anything other than contempt for him.

    Quid
  • CindersCinders Whose sails were black when it was windy Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    what's an "explosively viable" cannonball
    Cannonball: A cannonball was discovered in checked baggage at Ft Lauderdale (FLL). Nothing malicious here, just a diver who found the old projectile near a 1750-1800 era shipwreck. It was determined that the coral covered cannonball was explosively viable which triggered an evacuation of the checked baggage area and a visit from a TSA explosives specialist and a Broward County bomb tech. Cannonballs found on the ocean floor can retain their explosives and have been known to detonate on their own. The bomb tech took possession of the item for further identification, diagnostics, and safe disposal. Three flights were delayed affecting 290 passengers. Cannonballs are created to damage and destroy things, but I doubt its creators had any clue that it would destroy people’s schedules hundreds of years later.

    Probably an early version of a shell mislabeled by the TSA.

  • BogartBogart I Will Cure You Registered User, Moderator mod
    Udina was a tremendous cockmonger. Fuck. That. Guy.

    descRear Admiral Choco
  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    I still can't believe how Udina reacted when I stuck Anderson on the council at the end of ME1.

    After that stunt he pulled, it's amazing that he imagined I had anything other than contempt for him.

    Udina is an example of a particular character type common to a lot of military sci-fi.

    I sometimes think some authors don't even realise that they are writing to a very specific stereotype.

    desc
  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    For some reason I've got a bee in my bonnet about getting a post-bac in computer science.

    Switch Friend Code: SW-6732-9515-9697
    surrealitycheck
  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    japan wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    if a dude dies in XCOM, the shit he has on him isn't lost or anything like that?

    I don't think so.

    If you bail on a mission and don't get everybody out I think you lose the stuff carried by those left behind, though.

    ahah.

    Hm.

    Well, hopefully everything won't go horribly wrong.

    But the equipment of this squad is far, far more expensive than the lives of this squad.

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  • TavTav Registered User regular
    I really wanna play some pool.

  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Actually solid iron cannonballs salvage from shipwrecks do sometimes explode. You're not supposed to ship them through the post or anything, so I would imagine a similar restriction applies to flights:

    http://io9.com/5651698/why-old-cannonballs-brought-up-from-the-sea-can-still-explode

  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    im tha queen

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    Galaga Legions is deceptively awesome if you haven't played it. The only way to play it is with the old school sprites turned on.

    3DS Friendcode 5413-1311-3767
  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    im tha queen

    Yer majasty

  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    japan wrote: »
    Actually solid iron cannonballs salvage from shipwrecks do sometimes explode. You're not supposed to ship them through the post or anything, so I would imagine a similar restriction applies to flights:

    http://io9.com/5651698/why-old-cannonballs-brought-up-from-the-sea-can-still-explode

    I was interested at first but then turned away in disgust when I read "pounds per square inch"

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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Registered User regular
    21st how far are you in Revengence?

    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    if a dude dies in XCOM, the shit he has on him isn't lost or anything like that?

    I don't think so.

    If you bail on a mission and don't get everybody out I think you lose the stuff carried by those left behind, though.

    ahah.

    Hm.

    Well, hopefully everything won't go horribly wrong.

    But the equipment of this squad is far, far more expensive than the lives of this squad.

    This is common.

    You have to balance the cost of the equipment against the rate at which you will acquire experienced soldiers (since soldiers more likely to survive means that a greater proportion of them will live long enough to become experienced).

    In the remake the small squad sizes usually tip the balance in favour of giving them better gear as soon as it's available, since you can't pack a skyranger with rookies with suicide grenades like in the original.

  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    21st how far are you in Revengence?

    I beat Mistral.

    And got a B rank on chapter 1, too. :(

    I did not get very far. :|

  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Registered User regular
    21st how far are you in Revengence?

    I beat Mistral.

    And got a B rank on chapter 1, too. :(

    I did not get very far. :|

    such a fun boss fight!

    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    japan wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    if a dude dies in XCOM, the shit he has on him isn't lost or anything like that?

    I don't think so.

    If you bail on a mission and don't get everybody out I think you lose the stuff carried by those left behind, though.

    ahah.

    Hm.

    Well, hopefully everything won't go horribly wrong.

    But the equipment of this squad is far, far more expensive than the lives of this squad.

    This is common.

    You have to balance the cost of the equipment against the rate at which you will acquire experienced soldiers (since soldiers more likely to survive means that a greater proportion of them will live long enough to become experienced).

    In the remake the small squad sizes usually tip the balance in favour of giving them better gear as soon as it's available, since you can't pack a skyranger with rookies with suicide grenades like in the original.

    I'm packing a full squad of rookies. With brand-new carapace armor and laser rifles.

    There is no way this can turn out badly.

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    21st how far are you in Revengence?

    I beat Mistral.

    And got a B rank on chapter 1, too. :(

    I did not get very far. :|

    such a fun boss fight!

    Eh, I honestly didn't find it that amazing. it was okay, but not as awesome as the prologue boss, IMO.

    I did love the character... Dem Arms.

  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    Actually solid iron cannonballs salvage from shipwrecks do sometimes explode. You're not supposed to ship them through the post or anything, so I would imagine a similar restriction applies to flights:

    http://io9.com/5651698/why-old-cannonballs-brought-up-from-the-sea-can-still-explode

    I was interested at first but then turned away in disgust when I read "pounds per square inch"

    Sometimes just the fact of being buried in oxygen-free silt will do it. The corrosive effect of the seawater eats away everything but a finely-honeycombed sponge-like ball of elemental iron, which when removed from the silt and exposed to the air rusts so fast that the heating explosively shatters it. That usually happens within minutes of them being taken out of the water, though.

  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    japan wrote: »
    I still can't believe how Udina reacted when I stuck Anderson on the council at the end of ME1.

    After that stunt he pulled, it's amazing that he imagined I had anything other than contempt for him.

    Udina is an example of a particular character type common to a lot of military sci-fi.

    I sometimes think some authors don't even realise that they are writing to a very specific stereotype.

    I've always found that interesting, the way that invariably the bad guy is the bureaucrat who's job isn't going around shooting people.

    It seems especially common in those authors who didn't serve themselves, as well.

  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    the bosses in revengeance are mostly pushovers which is a shame

    you get so many health bars

    especially sundowner

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  • simonwolfsimonwolf there was a silence you took to mean somethingRegistered User regular
    edited February 2013
    I am looking forward to going back home in July, because it means I will be able to play all these video games that everyone has raved about over the previous twelve months

    XCOM, Ni no Kuni, Revengeance, etc

    simonwolf on
  • CasualCasual Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Flap Flap Flap Registered User regular
    Bogart wrote: »
    Huzzah! I am tipsy. Who wants to talk to an Englishman slowly sliding down the bar into a sitting position he will pretend he was aiming for all along?

    you would be an awesome person to get drunk with Bogart

    no question about that

    i write amazing erotic fiction

    its all about anthropomorphic dicks doing everyday things like buying shoes for their scrotum-feet
    Winky wrote: »
    Corgis are totally the white people of dogs
    descBogart
  • Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    Udina was terribly written. Like, he was a caricature, not a character.

    Probably, to me, the worst part of the first Mass Effect.

    Regina Fong
  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Registered User regular
    21st how far are you in Revengence?

    I beat Mistral.

    And got a B rank on chapter 1, too. :(

    I did not get very far. :|

    such a fun boss fight!

    Eh, I honestly didn't find it that amazing. it was okay, but not as awesome as the prologue boss, IMO.

    I did love the character... Dem Arms.

    *shock* way to have no French pride

    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    i like slicing dudes...

    :)

  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    21st how far are you in Revengence?

    I beat Mistral.

    And got a B rank on chapter 1, too. :(

    I did not get very far. :|

    such a fun boss fight!

    Eh, I honestly didn't find it that amazing. it was okay, but not as awesome as the prologue boss, IMO.

    I did love the character... Dem Arms.

    *shock* way to have no French pride

    I'm not French... Nor is Mistral.

  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Registered User regular
    the bosses in revengeance are mostly pushovers which is a shame

    you get so many health bars

    especially sundowner

    I such with precision aiming so Sundowner was a pain in the ass, im worried about him on Revengence difficulty.

    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
  • descdesc bare man are locked in Registered User regular
    Leitner wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    I still can't believe how Udina reacted when I stuck Anderson on the council at the end of ME1.

    After that stunt he pulled, it's amazing that he imagined I had anything other than contempt for him.

    Udina is an example of a particular character type common to a lot of military sci-fi.

    I sometimes think some authors don't even realise that they are writing to a very specific stereotype.

    I've always found that interesting, the way that invariably the bad guy is the bureaucrat who's job isn't going around shooting people.

    It seems especially common in those authors who didn't serve themselves, as well.

    if only all those laws would get out the way

    Sir Landshark
  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Leitner wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    I still can't believe how Udina reacted when I stuck Anderson on the council at the end of ME1.

    After that stunt he pulled, it's amazing that he imagined I had anything other than contempt for him.

    Udina is an example of a particular character type common to a lot of military sci-fi.

    I sometimes think some authors don't even realise that they are writing to a very specific stereotype.

    I've always found that interesting, the way that invariably the bad guy is the bureaucrat who's job isn't going around shooting people.

    It seems especially common in those authors who didn't serve themselves, as well.

    I think it mostly happens because pretty much everyone has, at some point or another, experienced being answerable to a boss that demands the impossible or the impractical because of their lack of perspective on how things work at the sharp end.

    It's an easy "instant character empathy" button.

  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Casual wrote: »
    Bogart wrote: »
    Huzzah! I am tipsy. Who wants to talk to an Englishman slowly sliding down the bar into a sitting position he will pretend he was aiming for all along?

    you would be an awesome person to get drunk with Bogart

    no question about that

    I can vouch for this.

    I have got drunk with Bogart and, like a gentleman, he only stole one of my kidneys.

    It's a shame it was the good one, though.

    CasualBogart
  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    Nova_C wrote: »
    Udina was terribly written. Like, he was a caricature, not a character.

    Probably, to me, the worst part of the first Mass Effect.

    Yes.

    Considering the sort of charismatic politicians humanity has generated over the course of history, the idea that when we find ourselves in a galactic community we would choose a priggish, paranoid, sleazy, uncharismatic, openly adversarial goon to represent all of humanity is far fetched at best.

  • Ravenhpltc24Ravenhpltc24 So Raven Registered User regular
    I just had chinese food from the grocery store. It was delicious. I deeply regret it.

    (V) ( ;,,; ) (V)
    Quid
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