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by Lord_Of_Change 9
2013-06-14 05:26pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Rome 2 Total war Faction preview
Replies: 57
Views: 7489

Re: Rome 2 Total war Faction preview

Yeah, those chariots sure are overpowered. Same with the artillery, one shot sent a whole cohort flying around like bowling pins. As for the capture points, I'll reserve judgement till I can see first-hand how they work in-game. Probably should work to counter the old strategy of sitting your Sparta...
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2013-05-18 02:49pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: [Doctor Who] S33E13 The Name of the Doctor [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 3683

[Doctor Who] S33E13 The Name of the Doctor [SPOILERS]

UK showing just ended. What did you think of this episode?
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2013-05-11 02:52pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: DW S34E7: Nightmare in Silver
Replies: 44
Views: 3135

Re: DW S34E7: Nightmare in Silver

Is it just me or was there a major Warhammer 40,000 vibe in this episode? I mean with the planet destruction device and the venerated space emperor I was getting a pretty big feel for it.
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2012-07-30 01:12pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: "Cloud Atlas" Trailer Out
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Re: "Cloud Atlas" Trailer Out

I read the book a couple of times a looong time ago.

I know some of the basic plot, but I don't remember a post-apocalyptic future.

Or explosions.
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2012-07-10 07:56am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Engineering question [Discworld related]
Replies: 15
Views: 1583

Re: Engineering question [Discworld related]

I think the premise with the glass clock was that it was supposed to be sort of "like" a digital or atomic clock in its extreme precision, hence the need for outright magical components given the context of technology on the Discworld. IIRC it was meant to measure the Discworld equivalent of Planck...
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2012-07-10 05:21am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Engineering question [Discworld related]
Replies: 15
Views: 1583

Re: Engineering question [Discworld related]

madd0ct0r wrote:well, the discworld clock used electricity, had a 'spring' made out glass and had some extra parts OUTSIDE the universe.

but if you used a dropping weight for the power source, yeah. laser cut glass parts. no big problem.
Ah, thanks.
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2012-07-10 04:03am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Engineering question [Discworld related]
Replies: 15
Views: 1583

Engineering question [Discworld related]

So, in the Discworld book Thief of Time the plot revolves around a clock made entirely out of glass. Is making such a clock actually possible in the real world? I mean, could it actually tell time and work much as a normal mechanical clock?
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2012-06-14 04:38am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Avatarverse - A Look at the whole story
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Re: Avatarverse - A Look at the whole story

Er, the Fire Nation under Ozai weren't the good guys by any stretch of the imagination. They started a hundred-year war with an unprovoked genocidal attack, and planned another genocide to cap it off. There is no evidence in favour of the idea that the spirits were using bending to socially control ...
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2012-06-03 03:24am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Swarm in the Somme - Alternate History Dot Com story
Replies: 10
Views: 2533

Re: Swarm in the Somme - Alternate History Dot Com story

In what way does this qualify as alternate history? In the same way as Cowboys vs Aliens, more or less. The story is in the Alternate History boards, subsection "Alien Space Bats" AKA Fanfiction & Random Nonsense, such as Sauron of Mordor invades the Holy Roman Empire. Man, that site sure has gone ...
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2012-05-15 06:57am
Forum: History
Topic: Book recommendation/request thread
Replies: 216
Views: 71570

Re: Book recommendation/request thread

Anybody know of a good book on Alfred the Great?
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2012-04-02 01:48pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where Tolerance Meets Stupidity
Replies: 16
Views: 2009

Where Tolerance Meets Stupidity

Posted here because it seems to fit. I have discovered a truly hideous corner of the internet, a blog run by a sociopath, for sociopaths: [redacted] Three things about that horrid little site shock and offend me beyond all words: 1. The fetid place hasn't been wiped from the internet and its owner a...
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2012-02-24 05:52am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Crusader Kings II?
Replies: 27
Views: 2315

Re: Crusader Kings II?

So, I've downloaded the demo and I've noticed a funky thing happening. I'm not sure if it is due to A) my computer, B) the demo just being shitty, or C) possible graphics issues with the game itself (I really doubt it is C, though). Anyway, the most annoying thing is that the borders (the hashed re...
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2012-02-23 02:54pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Crusader Kings II?
Replies: 27
Views: 2315

Re: Crusader Kings II?

It's actually very good. Haven't encountered any major bugs (or any, for that matter) in all my weeks of playing. Reviews and player responses have been universally positive as well.
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2012-01-19 04:59am
Forum: Debating Help
Topic: Debating a Pacifist
Replies: 2
Views: 3929

Re: Debating a Pacifist

Please get rid of this post.
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2012-01-19 04:58am
Forum: Debating Help
Topic: Debating a Pacifist
Replies: 2
Views: 3929

Debating a Pacifist

So, as it turns out, on another site I'm debating a really hard-core pacifist. One of those 'don't lift a finger to protect others or yourself' people. She essentially sees all war as evil, regardless of result or motive. So, I'm wondering, can you help me prove her wrong? I'd especially like histor...
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2011-12-25 04:01am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Annual Shrine to Materialism Thread (Or, Post Your Gifts)
Replies: 62
Views: 3689

Re: Annual Shrine to Materialism Thread (Or, Post Your Gifts

Let me see...

100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
The High Crusade
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

Lady Gaga: The Monster Ball Tour DVD
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
1632
The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing
Goliath (Scott Westerfield)


And some other stuff.
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2011-11-10 04:43am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Which of these ideas should I use?
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Which of these ideas should I use?

Which of these five ideas would you most like me to use for an original novel? I don't know whether to post this in User Fiction or Off-Topic, so if it's in the wrong place move it. The Counterfactual Invasion A fascist America - at approximately our technology level - from an alternate universe inv...
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2011-11-01 10:53am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Successful East Roman Empire transported to Our World (RAR!)
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: Successful East Roman Empire transported to Our World (R

The Vortex Empire wrote:What happened to all the people and countries that occupied that land? Are they just gone?
In a word, yes.
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2011-11-01 10:34am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Successful East Roman Empire transported to Our World (RAR!)
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Successful East Roman Empire transported to Our World (RAR!)

(Mods, if this doesn't belong in this forum, feel free to move it) *** Originally posted by me on SB. *** A successful East Roman Empire is transported to our timeline 2011 by a bored Alien Space Bat, who uses appropriate theatrics (flashes of light, etc.). The Empire is a constitutional monarchy wi...
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2011-11-01 05:25am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Scientists plan to tear hole in fabric of space
Replies: 13
Views: 2553

Scientists plan to tear hole in fabric of space

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2055360/Giant-1bn-laser-strong-tear-fabric-space-built-Britain.html#ixzz1cKpBM5Nh A laser powerful enough to tear apart the fabric of space could be built in Britain. The major scientific project will follow in the footsteps of the Large Hadron Collide...
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2011-10-31 03:46pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: NaNoWriMo
Replies: 20
Views: 2130

Re: NaNoWriMo

I am.

This will be my very first time...
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2011-10-31 07:27am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: The Emperor's Children Show Up Tomorrow
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

The Emperor's Children Show Up Tomorrow

Originally posted by me on Spacebattles. ~*~ Tomorrow, an English voice with an odd accent says these words on every radio and TV channel on a continuous loop. 'This is the Primarch Fulgrim of the Emperor's Children Astartes Legion, representing the Warmaster Horus and the Emperor of Mankind. Negoti...
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2011-10-24 01:52pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Modern Earth vs Chaos Daemons
Replies: 37
Views: 3410

Re: Modern Earth vs Chaos Daemons

Purple wrote:This is a hard one. Can normal weapons (the ones that are not magic demon killing emperor/psychic imbued magic holy weapons) defeat the greater demons? That would really be the main problem that I see.
I'm not sure, honestly.
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2011-10-24 01:35pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Modern Earth vs Chaos Daemons
Replies: 37
Views: 3410

Modern Earth vs Chaos Daemons

Inspired by the Burning Legiobn vs Modern Earth thread. So, a CERN experiment involving exotic particles opens a Warp rift 500 metres wide in the middle of Geneva, Switzerland. Out of the rift come Chaos Daemons from Warhammer 40K, eager on devoting this new world to the Chaos Gods with copious amou...
by Lord_Of_Change 9
2011-10-11 08:56am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Sisters of Battle (40K) Question
Replies: 26
Views: 2126

Re: Sisters of Battle (40K) Question

I'd say bending that rule, with a relatively weaker daemon that was once human, might actually be a better idea than formally stating "yes, she killed a daemon prince." The former, at most, would violate a somewhat obscure rule which is totally irrelevant if this isn't for publication and unlikely ...