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by Avrjoe
2019-08-17 03:06am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Are people taking the wrong message from the failure of Game of Thrones' final season?
Replies: 62
Views: 3617

Re: Are people taking the wrong message from the failure of Game of Thrones' final season?

I have to agree with Faxmodem1 but would expand his point. The change from highly political near soap opera that clearly showed each character's growth and how they evolved and why the decisions they made had internal consistency given their in character knowledge was what hurt the show. The books a...
by Avrjoe
2019-08-08 02:30pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Who decides what gets to stay up on the internet?
Replies: 7
Views: 2271

Re: Who decides what gets to stay up on the internet?

It is a Freedom vs Responsibility scale. We have many such balancing acts most of them were set up on purpose. The balancing act that is supposed to be maintained is if you say horrible things in public you are free to do so. This reveals who you are inside. People of good character are responsible ...
by Avrjoe
2019-07-27 12:17pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Starfleet makes a Hellish discovery (RAR!)
Replies: 24
Views: 1510

Re: Starfleet makes a Hellish discovery (RAR!)

This episode actually happened. Janeway killed the clown. Exactly! Just because the Prime Directive can justify allowing a shitty situation to continue does not mean it always does so. Violations of the Prime Directive for good cause are often upheld if the reasoning is sound. As of Drumhead Picard...
by Avrjoe
2019-07-27 11:57am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Forbes: The Best (And Scariest) Examples Of AI-Enabled Deepfakes
Replies: 10
Views: 1780

Re: Forbes: The Best (And Scariest) Examples Of AI-Enabled Deepfakes

Democracy and the rule of law predate video and even picture evidence by a very generous margin. What we will see is an evolution of the standards of evidence found to be beyond reasonable doubt. This same worry and chicken little reaction to it happened in the 1990's when the ability to fake photos...
by Avrjoe
2019-07-26 09:42am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Starfleet makes a Hellish discovery (RAR!)
Replies: 24
Views: 1510

Re: Starfleet makes a Hellish discovery (RAR!)

I think the important takeaway here is that most of the beings in this Hell seem to be their against their will. They were placed their by a government and culture that are now defunct. Liberation would be a possible answer and not in conflict with the prime directive. They are Warp capable and if t...
by Avrjoe
2019-07-10 11:34am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Spider-Man: Far From Home (spoilers within)
Replies: 43
Views: 4297

Re: Spider-Man: Far From Home (spoilers within)

Also until captain Marvel took out the ship it is a good bet the satellites would have been easy targets for it's weapons systems. Once the ship was taken out the tactical focus was on Thanos himself against which the drones would have barely been a distraction. It looks like Edith would have been a...
by Avrjoe
2019-06-15 08:39am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Game of Thrones petitions and Star Wars trolls? Fans have become far too entitled
Replies: 24
Views: 2928

Re: Game of Thrones petitions and Star Wars trolls? Fans have become far too entitled

Yes, fans can be awful and the levels of entitlement and agnst are unreal. The megaphone effect of social media has given a torch and pitchfork into the hands of idiots. I still don't think producers directors writer and studios get to pass the buck. Maybe a 2 or 3 dimes but not the full buck. I've ...
by Avrjoe
2019-05-31 12:07am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Ahsoka Tano vs Rey (Skywalker?)- what makes a "Mary Sue"?
Replies: 41
Views: 5909

Re: Ahsoka Tano vs Rey (Skywalker?)- what makes a "Mary Sue"?

I would agree that Ahsoka has better character pacing. I think the last Jedi suffers from picking up where the Force Awakens left off. The film should have had a time skip as the other movies of the main Saga had two or three years of training would feel less world breaking than two or three days.
by Avrjoe
2019-05-30 01:40am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Silver Spears (Forgotten Realms)
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

Re: The Silver Spears (Forgotten Realms)

An interesting start, what part of the Realms is this set in and where in the timeline?
by Avrjoe
2019-05-09 02:23pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Stannis can't get it up (RAR)
Replies: 20
Views: 3606

Re: Stannis can't get it up (RAR)

I nominate this as the greatest argument to ever grace this board! It is a wonder Melissandre didn't have twins.
by Avrjoe
2019-04-13 11:42pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Revisiting Balls said Lt. Mike Wong (Salvation War)
Replies: 14
Views: 4553

Re: Revisiting Balls said Lt. Mike Wong (Salvation War)

I have never read this but keep hearing about it. Is it worth reading even as bad as it is said to be? If it is worth it is their any sanity saving prework to be done to prepare for reading? If not is there a summery or detailed review that will allow one to make sense of this sort of commentary?
by Avrjoe
2019-03-22 01:04am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Infrastructure (Original and Illustrated)
Replies: 147
Views: 81597

Re: Infrastructure (Original and Illustrated)

Zor do you have a story about the Infrastructure Committee race in their native Sci Fi setting? It would be neat to see what sort of enemies and allies they have in their native environment.
by Avrjoe
2019-03-08 01:12am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Infrastructure (Original and Illustrated)
Replies: 147
Views: 81597

Re: Infrastructure (Original and Illustrated)

Glad to see more Infrastructure. Zor you've made a very neat world. Keep it coming!
by Avrjoe
2019-02-03 04:44am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?
Replies: 103
Views: 19787

Re: What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic working on?

Manipulation of ecosystems to improve planetary habitability. Repulstor lift optimization to improve the smoothness of the ride. Improved cheating detection gear for Sabacc halls. Polymer cushion lairs that make armor more resistant to impact uses range from armor underlayers to crash resistant suit...
by Avrjoe
2019-01-28 08:35pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: The prequel hatedom needs to go die in a fire
Replies: 132
Views: 22226

Re: The prequel hatedom needs to go die in a fire

The dull nature of the romance is a good point to chain off of. This video says quite a bit about it in part four. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5uf1bkQQ-s It makes good points in general, but makes an excellent point about the acting in the prequels. These are good actors and there are many scen...
by Avrjoe
2019-01-28 03:38am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: The prequel hatedom needs to go die in a fire
Replies: 132
Views: 22226

Re: The prequel hatedom needs to go die in a fire

The prequels were not horrid, but they did lack something. After a lot of research the conclusion I came to is George Lucas didn't have anyone being harsh with him in the editing room. This is somewhat illustrated by this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFMyMxMYDNk
by Avrjoe
2019-01-16 12:11pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: What should the future of the Fallout franchise setting be?
Replies: 13
Views: 5511

Re: What should the future of the Fallout franchise setting be?

I think they need to slow down the time jumps and move around geographically rather than historically the further you get from the apocalypse the less sense the setting makes. American places Miami, Seattle, New Orleans, and Chicago (Update the Midwest BoS) seem to be fan favorites. I would like to ...
by Avrjoe
2018-12-18 09:51pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Fallout Tech Evaluations
Replies: 3
Views: 4662

Re: Fallout Tech Evaluations

I did some measurements and I think I have the ships size now I used this image to determine a portion of the ship that could be seen during the space walk EVA and from another picture of he whole ship. https://imgur.com/cwtSr6u The reinforcement on that structure seems to be about 2 meters. Measuri...
by Avrjoe
2018-12-10 08:07pm
Forum: History
Topic: History as a profession
Replies: 20
Views: 5144

Re: History as a profession

My roommate is a history teacher. Children are getting to highschool with a horrid grasp of history. This has a severe impact on their ability to think critically about the context of modern problems.
by Avrjoe
2018-12-01 04:46pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: On the Futility of Conservatism.
Replies: 38
Views: 9007

Re: On the Futility of Conservatism.

Well look at marijuana law. It exposed what happens when political leaders try to keep oppressive laws on the books. They demonize an issue and convince voters to vote out of fear. They make extreme claims about the consequences of accepting a tolerant viewpoint on the issue. If they evidence doesn'...
by Avrjoe
2018-11-30 04:42am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: On the Futility of Conservatism.
Replies: 38
Views: 9007

Re: On the Futility of Conservatism.

you could write an encyclopedia on the number of ways Roy Moore is a piece of shit. Very true It would take volumes, and most of those were recently in the news. Back to you original subject. In 1994 Bill Clinton enacted the Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) policy. Some have argued that Bill Clinton did...
by Avrjoe
2018-11-27 04:49am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: On the Futility of Conservatism.
Replies: 38
Views: 9007

Re: On the Futility of Conservatism.

Romulan Republic asked for a something more specific example of a Democrat that had done something shady. If you want a Republican example I'd be glad to give one. Roy Moore, has been a shining example of everything a politician and in fact a human being should not be. His 1993, 10 commandments cont...
by Avrjoe
2018-11-25 05:02pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Fallout Tech Evaluations
Replies: 3
Views: 4662

Fallout Tech Evaluations

I was reading a crossover fic and it made me wonder what the scale was of the Zetan mothership. I'm having trouble figuring out what size it is I think I could load up the game and give a measuring it a shot but thought I'd check and see if anyone has already done this. I saw several attempts to mod...
by Avrjoe
2018-11-25 02:57am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: On the Futility of Conservatism.
Replies: 38
Views: 9007

Re: On the Futility of Conservatism.

Democrat leadership like Keith Ellison is an example. . He is tied to Louis Farrakhan who has referred to Jews as cockroaches, as Satan, and as his enemy. A man who has said Adolf Hitler was “a very great man.” He attended a dinner in Iran with him in sept of 2013 He met privately with him in 2016 w...
by Avrjoe
2018-11-24 12:49pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: On the Futility of Conservatism.
Replies: 38
Views: 9007

Re: On the Futility of Conservatism.

So are you arguing that based on party alone we should elect into office people with a proven track record of selling their vote to the highest bidder? I don't think putting party loyalty above both common interest and self interest is smart. I'm not a Republican I can' vote in a primary because I d...