Lets say you were convicted of a crime - Regardless of your guilt or innocence, the jury has convicted you, and now you must be sentenced.
If given a choice between 10 years and 10 lashes, which would you choose?
First of all, have a happy pagan winter solstice celebration, everyone!
'Tis the season of giving, and one thing we're all going to see lots of this year, are these colorful little shards of plastic known as "gift cards."
Gift cards are retarded. Some or all of the following come attached to that cute little piece of plastic with puppies in santa hats on it:
-Restrictions on where it can be used
-Several volumes of terms and conditions
Guys, just because the rest of us have grouped "the neutrals" together in our heads as a matter of convenience, does not mean that they give two !@#$% about each other. No neutral is obligated, by treaty, morality, or ideology, to defend TDO in any way. In fact, because they are neutral, they would dishonor their own ideology by intervening.
Now then, the neutrals do have a vested interest in striking MQ as a function of their own security, and may coordinate for increased effectiveness, but
So I'm just joking with folks on readying up for the war, and asserting that I'm going to stock up on Cruise Missiles - A cardinal sin of CN warfare.
But it got me thinking.
Lets say that there isn't just an infinite stock of CM's for sale. Lets say you can't just reach your hand into hammerspace and magically create CM's out of thin air.
Let's say that there are a finite total number of CM's in Cybernations. A global stock of CM's. Every day, so many missiles are added to this stockpile.
If guns have such an obscene inherent danger that we can't risk having armed guards in our schools, then why does the government use so many guns to defend politicians? Wouldn't Obama be safer if we did away with the secret service and all those evil guns that cause violence?
Coming off the heels of a tragic school shooting, the Gun Control debate is in full swing. Another school shot up, another pile of young bodies. And I am just wondering, when people are going to learn?
Where do these mass shootings always occur folks? Why is it always a school?
Simply, because there are no responsible adults who are allowed to be armed.
Imagine if someone in the principal's office was armed. The lives of 20 innocent children might have been saved.
"But Hero, what about t
A (roughly) 16x16x16 cube of TNT in Minecraft. You have no idea how many creepers I had to kill...
Anyway, I might blow it up at some point. I know this isn't the biggest chunk of TNT anyone has ever sent off, but I'll still be curious to see how my PC handles it.
And I hate your childlike, naive, knee-jerk response to the world around you.
Yesterday, on Wednesday, the Internet stood up as a unified whole to deliver with authority the message that PIPA and SOPA must be stopped. The Internet dealt a strong blow in our favor, towards the defense of free speech. Our voices were heard, our voices shook the earth, and even before the bills have a chance to enter debate, we are already seeing a positive impact of our protest.
The next day, today, the DoJ we
I've seen one of the most disgusting things today.
And that is the response of the Media to the Casey Anthony verdict.
I don't spend much time at all watching the news because I can't stand the sensationalism around trials like this. Hearing about it is unavoidable, but it's hard to listen to the news seriously when you know that their primary objective is not the delivery of truth, but to sell a story.
Today, the Justice System prevailed. This is exactly how it's supposed to go down. It's
So, that was a great thread. You know the one.
Tons of great puns are made.
A guy from NoR makes one particularly tasteless pun and can't quite grasp why he got such a negative reaction.
kingzog raging uncontrollably.
Oh, and it made me bother to go to that leaks site to see all the wonderful offerings from NoR's forum.
I don't know that I believe that Lynch fellow was *actually* a member of NoR, though. Regardless, I never heard of the guy (the WN leader, that is, assuming they are two d
So, I'm a naturally curious person. When something makes the rounds of the internet, and then keeps going for months, I'm going to have to check it out.
And this one, I resisted. I wouldn't touch it for awhile. But eventually, I had to give in, to search for the answer of why. Why was the Internet so obsessed with such a silly thing?
So I did the only thing I could do: I downloaded the pilot of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and fired it up in VLC.
And I enjoyed it.
And then I kep
I blew 6 hours straight today working on what has turned into a moderately-faithful build of the Water Temple from Ocarina of Time. It's actually coming along... er, swimmingly... but good lord is this game a time sink.
The hardest part on this project is tricking the water to flow the right way; I'm now working on that infamous vortex tunnel river thing after the room where you fight Dark Link. The completed rooms are beautiful though.
What I don't like is that the early rooms (not shown
OK, this one annoys me. People always !@#$%*ing and comparing 50 different kinds of treaties. It's all wrong. There are 5 types of treaties, and no more.
MDAP - The highest treaty, requires two parties to always go to war along side each other. I would like to make a special note here - This is not the same as signing away your sovereignty. You always have the sovereign right to cancel a MADP in times of peace. But when war is on, you'd better honor your agreements. "Sovereignty" is not
Well, it was Friday, and that can only mean one thing. Gotta get down, which seat to choose... No, no. It means Extraction Mission!
The Human perk we chose was "Freak on a Leash" - We gained possession of a "pet" Witch, which we could "let loose" on the Zombie horde. Once let loose, it did it's own thing, and at least once it actually just ran straight out of the field of battle, but usually it just ran around stunning Zombies.
The Zombies still had the EMP active for the mission, and it w
But it was by no means a triumph.
Number wise, the hoard lays claim to a little over half of the players. That is quite low for how it usually is by the end of Wednesday.
But we have lost 2 missions in a row, the Zombies are completing missions and getting perks. The next two days are going to be a slaughter.
They have a Boomer (Drops an instant spawn point when stunned), several Thralls (reduced stun timers), Tanks (2 minute stun, socks only), and several Blights (A rather complicated unit
It's that time again, for the most awesome game of tag ever.
Humans vs. Zombies is, basically, a week long excuse for college students to run around campus with Nerf guns. It is awesome.
Last session we had over 700 people playing.
How it works, is on Monday morning, right after midnight, everyone is a Human, except for three or four "Original Zombies." The basic premise, is that if a Zombie tags a Human, that Human becomes a Zombie, but Humans can "stun" Zombies for a short period by shoot
This war has been going on for quite some time now, and it has begun winding to a close. Some alliances have agreed to terms and have existed from the DH-NPO war, while others remain in a state of hostilities, with steep offers of peace on the table.
Many have tried to justify these terms as 'totally reasonable' and have analyzed the numerical aspect in great detail, sometimes honestly and sometimes not so much. But always, when attempts are made to justify them, one thing has been consistent
Here are the latest reparations figures and assorted demands being made by Doomhome and friends.
NPO: Must allow their top tier to be wrecked for a month by the tech heavy upper tiers of DH. In an official context they are:
No reps demanded, so that DH can pretend that they are offering some sort of generous terms, while they extort the rest of the coalition as follows:
Avalon: $50 million
ASU: $80 million
64Digits: $80 million
Sanitarium: $100 million
NSO: $100 million plus the annexat
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So, we have a war on our hands, and now, as usual, those who declared are trying to validate their cause while those who are defending will try to show that the cause is weak. Standard politics. But something is going on, and it can be analyzed.
So, how did this war start? From what I can gather, some guy made threats to an alliance, that alliance was spied on by an unknown agent, the alliance spied on the guy makin