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by Purple
2016-07-10 04:42pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Let's Play "Rule The Waves" w/ Steve's Custom Country "Cascadia"
Replies: 393
Views: 77510

Re: Let's Play "Rule The Waves" w/ Steve's Custom Country "Cascadia"

And whilst we are at major armament just how many guns can you physically cram into a design? Like say you wanted turrets, casemates, the lot. How many guns will the game let you have? Also, how many of those can be of the biggest and heaviest kind?
by Purple
2016-07-10 10:48am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: The Utility of Paratroopers in Future Conflicts?
Replies: 56
Views: 11417

Re: The Utility of Paratroopers in Future Conflicts?

Large scale assaults such as in WW2 no, no way. But there is still plenty of room for more limited deployments. The Russians even maintain armored airborne units (yes with actual IFV's and tanks) for that role. It's just that you'll be seeing 3-5 aircraft dropping people as opposed to 300.
by Purple
2016-07-08 03:50pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 255675

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

Does it really matter what we do or do not do here? I mean its not like this is a sprawling community with millions of members all or a majority of which are violent vigilantes just itching for an excuse to go dish out some lynch mob justice. The closest thing we have to something like that is a per...
by Purple
2016-07-07 09:26pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Batman v Superman - Now with spoilers and plot discussion!
Replies: 501
Views: 59360

Re: Batman v Superman - Now with spoilers and plot discussion!

Can't superman just dodge out of the way?
by Purple
2016-07-05 05:46pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The 2016 US Election (Part III)
Replies: 2229
Views: 170290

Re: The 2016 US Election (Part III)

Can you be sure that they can be trusted? I mean, under any other circumstances sure. But can we really be sure that they didn't just take one look at Trump and say "lol nope" and than decide not to prosecute? What would you have done in their position?
by Purple
2016-07-05 04:14pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: A Sengoku era Japanese enclave in Oregon (RAR!)
Replies: 31
Views: 4331

Re: A Sengoku era Japanese enclave in Oregon (RAR!)

They aren't shitty. They are just different because the requirements for them were different. His quote even says as much. The terrain in most of Japan simply does not lend it self to the kind of large flat field battles that spawned the Mongol cavalry hordes or the European knightly charge. And thu...
by Purple
2016-07-05 06:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.
Replies: 667
Views: 62815

Re: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.

You are again treating non-binding referendums in the same way as you would a binding election. They are not and Parliament is free to act in the way it thinks serves the country best. I think you misunderstood this whole democracy concept. In the democratic world governments are not supposed to le...
by Purple
2016-07-04 05:36pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: A group of Time Lords encounter a Cthulhu
Replies: 48
Views: 6518

Re: A group of Time Lords encounter a Cthulhu

Why would you want to defeat him though? Why not join him in bringing glorious madness to the world? Much cooler.
by Purple
2016-07-03 07:11am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: A Sengoku era Japanese enclave in Oregon (RAR!)
Replies: 31
Views: 4331

Re: A Sengoku era Japanese enclave in Oregon (RAR!)

I would very much like to see your source for that. Because it sounds insanely dodgy to me. If their bows really were that useless they would not have been used at all. And either way any effectiveness data you pull out is going to have been assessed based on the assumption that the weapon is going ...
by Purple
2016-07-03 04:23am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: A Sengoku era Japanese enclave in Oregon (RAR!)
Replies: 31
Views: 4331

Re: A Sengoku era Japanese enclave in Oregon (RAR!)

One thing to consider is that the Japanese maintained an archery tradition right through the period and used mixed arrow and gun formations right up and through the 17th century. And a Japanese archer with what for them is rudimentary armor and metal tipped arrows is going to be as devastating a foe...
by Purple
2016-07-02 05:39pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: [football] Euro championship 2016 thread
Replies: 87
Views: 11164

Re: [football] Euro championship 2016 thread

HOW DID HE MISS THAT?!
by Purple
2016-07-02 05:01pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: [football] Euro championship 2016 thread
Replies: 87
Views: 11164

Re: [football] Euro championship 2016 thread

God, don't tell me we'll end up with yet another penalty shootout.
by Purple
2016-07-02 02:37pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Worldwide gun control disscussion
Replies: 349
Views: 36454

Re: Worldwide gun control disscussion

And just because something is designed to kill doesn't mean it will automatically cause harm or is dangerous or even needs banned. Swords are designed to kill. They suck at cutting wood, probably can't play baseball with them, and I doubt a chef could find a use for them. But they are not banned, n...
by Purple
2016-07-02 06:28am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The 2016 US Election (Part III)
Replies: 2229
Views: 170290

Re: The 2016 US Election (Part III)

I know nothing of your politics so I must ask directly. If you wonted Trump to win which VP pick do you think would give him the best odds of doing so? Alternatively which would give him the worst odds?
by Purple
2016-07-01 05:35pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: A theory on why the Vulcans we all see are curiously alike
Replies: 76
Views: 15300

Re: A theory on why the Vulcans we all see are curiously alike

Given that this is a setting where the two species can breed and produce viable offspring I do not see it as being an unreasonable assumption that they can also digest and gain nutrition from each others food.
by Purple
2016-07-01 04:32pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Worldwide gun control disscussion
Replies: 349
Views: 36454

Re: Worldwide gun control disscussion

O_o They seriously banned button release on magazines? Does that not like disqualify most of the existing firearms market?
by Purple
2016-07-01 01:44pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Let's Play "Rule The Waves" w/ Steve's Custom Country "Cascadia"
Replies: 393
Views: 77510

Re: Let's Play "Rule The Waves" w/ Steve's Custom Country "Cascadia"

Only if there are many interesting battles with a lot of sunk ships in the mix.
by Purple
2016-06-27 08:30am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Alligator Takes 2-Year Old near Disney World
Replies: 63
Views: 10050

Re: Alligator Takes 2-Year Old near Disney World

Then that's what you should have said in the first place instead of assuming people would telepathically pick up on what you really meant behind the face value of your previous quote. Or he could have done the intelligent thing and made no assumptions at bloody all. When I say a certain collection ...
by Purple
2016-06-27 06:55am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: You Rule the Citadel (RAR).
Replies: 14
Views: 3662

Re: You Rule the Citadel (RAR).

I know absolutely zero about the setting, what with not having seen the film. But in scenario #1 I'd say that the thing to do would be to have a sitdown with the woman and try and work things out. I do not know what her problem is, but an educated guess based on the original setting tells me that wh...
by Purple
2016-06-26 08:37pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: RECORD FLOODS IN WV
Replies: 36
Views: 3546

Re: RECORD FLOODS IN WV

I'll simply note that Nallen/Russellville is considered 'redneck' even by WV standards, and is known for signs like "Protected by Smith&Wessen" and "Trespassers will be shot; Survivors shot again". :twisted: Are those really a thing? Like, I don't mean are those a thing phys...
by Purple
2016-06-26 08:33pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: A Sengoku era Japanese enclave in Oregon (RAR!)
Replies: 31
Views: 4331

Re: A Sengoku era Japanese enclave in Oregon (RAR!)

I just do not see them ever growing large and strong enough to oppose america in the 19th century and beyond. A Mexican-American war but with these guys instead of Mexico has the potential to exterminate them easily. So I do not really see them retaining independence into the modern age. That's all.
by Purple
2016-06-26 08:27pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Is it possible to devise the voting system to prevent post result regret?
Replies: 27
Views: 3360

Re: Is it possible to devise the voting system to prevent post result regret?

You are trying to create a solution to a problem that does not exist. The post election regret you mention is not an expression of the system being somehow flawed but of the people being flawed. It's that simple. When ever there is a vote with more than one option to chose from someone is by definit...
by Purple
2016-06-26 08:14pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Alligator Takes 2-Year Old near Disney World
Replies: 63
Views: 10050

Re: Alligator Takes 2-Year Old near Disney World

Either do so or apologize immediately. see I have zero problems with the idea that a corporation should be forced to run it self into the ground making sure the people it's charging money from are safe. You say you are fine with a company running itself into the ground in order to make sure custome...
by Purple
2016-06-26 04:16pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.
Replies: 667
Views: 62815

Re: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.

Just another example of the people who lost being unwilling to admit to this or resign them self to the fact and instead engaging in mental contortions, conspiracy theories and really everything and anything they can to try and win anyway, at least in their minds. Pathetic. I can't wait to see how l...