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by chitoryu12
2015-07-29 12:57am
Forum: History
Topic: How homogenous was Europe in middle ages ?
Replies: 25
Views: 7164

Re: How homogenous was Europe in middle ages ?

Michael Wood had an interesting documentary about Othello and pointed out that in Shakespeare's time there was a substantial black population in London. I know that's a century after the late Middle Ages but I would assume black people had moved to London some time before. I think that was the late...
by chitoryu12
2013-07-14 04:47pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Zimmerman Trial for Trayvon Martin
Replies: 362
Views: 24870

Re: Zimmerman Trial for Trayvon Martin

To me the entire case boils down to a simple question. How much force can someone use to protect himself from an ass kicking whether or not he/she provoked it? Also anyone want to guess the outcome if Zimmerman didn't have a gun? He was down already and being straddled by someone in better shape, w...
by chitoryu12
2013-06-15 07:35pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: So, New Xbox Reveal In About 14 Hours.
Replies: 383
Views: 25828

Re: So, New Xbox Reveal In About 14 Hours.

Why not? If you get banned you're either a pirate or a cheater so fuck you. That's my take on it anyway. Because that's why. Yeah, how is this an example? The guy was unbanned. Unbanned after the mayor of the town got involved. There's also cases where people who are unfairly banned DON'T get their...
by chitoryu12
2013-06-15 11:40am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: So, New Xbox Reveal In About 14 Hours.
Replies: 383
Views: 25828

Re: So, New Xbox Reveal In About 14 Hours.

Does this mean that if you get banned from Live your Xbox One is just a $500 cablebox and those potentially hundreds of dollars worth of games are just gone? Why not? If you get banned you're either a pirate or a cheater so fuck you. That's my take on it anyway. So 100% of all bans are on people wh...
by chitoryu12
2013-06-15 12:53am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: So, New Xbox Reveal In About 14 Hours.
Replies: 383
Views: 25828

Re: So, New Xbox Reveal In About 14 Hours.

Stark and I had been discussing the One and the PS4, and concluded that the One had the most functionality and was the most forward thinking. Basically the kind of stuff the 'anonymous engineer' was talking about. The PS4 is just a souped up version of current gen consoles, and we didn't think that...
by chitoryu12
2013-06-15 12:39am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: PS4 Reveal at E3
Replies: 49
Views: 3435

Re: PS4 Reveal at E3

I don't really care either way. I just think it's funny to call someone out for "sensationalism" when talking about E3 which is 99% sensationalist bullshit and 1% "here's what this thing is going to cost, you can all go home now." I'm really only interested in E3 for the game demos. It's what got m...
by chitoryu12
2013-06-14 01:32am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: PS4 Reveal at E3
Replies: 49
Views: 3435

Re: PS4 Reveal at E3

Considering how badly Microsoft is fucking up with the Xbox One so far, I don't think Sony would even NEED to have a bunch of good ideas to top them. They just need to be not horrible.
by chitoryu12
2013-06-14 01:24am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: So, New Xbox Reveal In About 14 Hours.
Replies: 383
Views: 25828

Re: So, New Xbox Reveal In About 14 Hours.

How can a single console have so many bad decisions tied to it? There HAS to be a limit for how utterly balls-out stupid one group of people can be.
by chitoryu12
2013-06-14 01:14am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Not Guilty verdict in TX "hooker theft" murder
Replies: 39
Views: 3733

Re: Not Guilty verdict in TX "hooker theft" murder

Not to mention that in a sane location (i.e. not Texas), even firing warning shots would get you arrested for attempted murder. Here, it's perfectly possible for someone to justify firing warning shots at someone for "theft" with a rifle (actually a denial of an illegal transaction, since escorts ca...
by chitoryu12
2013-06-12 05:51am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Not Guilty verdict in TX "hooker theft" murder
Replies: 39
Views: 3733

Re: Not Guilty verdict in TX "hooker theft" murder

Technically under this ruling, the prostitute should have been let off the hook if the man refused to pay her and she shot him in the throat.

Of course, that's not what would have happened to her when she got dragged in front of the court. She'd probably be executed.
by chitoryu12
2013-06-07 11:34pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Not Guilty verdict in TX "hooker theft" murder
Replies: 39
Views: 3733

Re: Not Guilty verdict in TX "hooker theft" murder

As an addendum to my last point there, I specifically said "No sane judge." I said nothing about JURIES.
by chitoryu12
2013-06-07 10:52pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Not Guilty verdict in TX "hooker theft" murder
Replies: 39
Views: 3733

Re: Not Guilty verdict in TX "hooker theft" murder

So if she had had sex with him, illegal prostitution would have happened. If she had returned the money and left, a canceled prostitution would have happened (illegal?). Instead she took the money and left (illegal) from an intended prostitution (illegal?) and he used deadly force to recover it (le...
by chitoryu12
2013-05-28 10:25pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Stark Trek Into Darkness *SPOILERS*
Replies: 182
Views: 28452

Re: Stark Trek Into Darkness *SPOILERS*

I think that might be a reality of a universe that is only seen through film, though; they don't have the luxury of being able to do quiet, introspective episodes of puttering through space. Pacing, especially action movie pacing, has it's demands. I gotta echo the love for the warp chase scene. I ...
by chitoryu12
2013-05-28 10:14pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Iron Man 3 *SPOILERS*
Replies: 163
Views: 13970

Re: Iron Man 3 *SPOILERS*

Also, at least some of the suits seemed to intentionally kamikaze to get rid of the Extremis soldiers in them, rather than simply being punched to death or whatever. Tony and JARVIS were using them as weapons, not actual living soldiers. Even before he decided to destroy all of them, Tony could easi...
by chitoryu12
2013-05-22 02:28am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Stark Trek Into Darkness *SPOILERS*
Replies: 182
Views: 28452

Re: Stark Trek Into Darkness *SPOILERS*

My only thing is that, if Kahn was doing all this to screw Marcus, why did he do it in a way that would conveniently play into Marcus' plan to start a war with the Klingons? What if his plan was revenge against the Federation ? I don't see any plan that would cause more destruction than a war with ...
by chitoryu12
2013-05-22 02:12am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: So, New Xbox Reveal In About 14 Hours.
Replies: 383
Views: 25828

Re: So, New Xbox Reveal In About 14 Hours.

Looking at my library of 360 games, I can't say I'm going to be one of the first people to run out and buy one. Lack of backwards compatibility is a big turn-off for me.
by chitoryu12
2013-05-21 07:17pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Disney closes Lucasarts.
Replies: 60
Views: 5682

Re: Disney closes Lucasarts.

That's a lot of words to say you want them to make Grand Theft Speeder: Coruscant. I'd love that if it could be done well, but I never actually said that in my post. I just want something mature with high production values coupled with good, solid gameplay. Anyway, what does the ESRB (insert your e...
by chitoryu12
2013-05-21 07:12pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Mars One
Replies: 11
Views: 1978

Re: Mars One

I'd pay to see an offshoot of a reality show filled with horrible people (like Keeping Up With the Kardashians) where everyone has to simultaneously try and run a colony on Mars. You'd use drones and emplaced cameras instead of cameramen, to keep more people than just the Kardashians and their boyfr...
by chitoryu12
2013-05-21 07:00pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Stark Trek Into Darkness *SPOILERS*
Replies: 182
Views: 28452

Re: Stark Trek Into Darkness *SPOILERS*

Where is this assertion that the Enterprise was the only ship around Earth? There were about a dozen ships at least near there since thats how many captains and XO's turned up to be shot at. I think they're talking about the finale, where the Vengeance and Enterprise are able to both fall (or in on...
by chitoryu12
2013-05-21 04:12am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Leopard 2A7I vs RX-78-2 Gundam
Replies: 193
Views: 12274

Re: Leopard 2A7I vs RX-78-2 Gundam

Or maybe not all beam weaponry is the same? Its not like they come in a uniform size/shape/design after all, even within broad categories. You don't get consistency even with a single specific gun, let alone a single model. One of the things that makes Gundam difficult to analyze is because even wi...
by chitoryu12
2013-05-21 03:46am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Leopard 2A7I vs RX-78-2 Gundam
Replies: 193
Views: 12274

Re: Leopard 2A7I vs RX-78-2 Gundam

You know, I'm pretty sure it's Zeta where Char fires and someone on a bridge has time to say 'hey sir Char just shot us' and the captain to say 'OH NOEZ' before it hits. :V Canon tends to just disappear whenever convenient. Sometimes the beam shoots so fast that even a Newtype couldn't dodge it, an...
by chitoryu12
2013-05-21 03:04am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Leopard 2A7I vs RX-78-2 Gundam
Replies: 193
Views: 12274

Re: Leopard 2A7I vs RX-78-2 Gundam

Actually, capital ships by the Zeta era very rarely engaged close-in with enemy Mobile Suits - the intention clearly being that capital ships were now strictly carriers and long-ranged fire support ships rather than things that can go head-to-head with enemy Mobile Suits. Your own Mobile Suits need...
by chitoryu12
2013-05-21 02:58am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Moore, Oklahoma pretty much wiped off the map
Replies: 95
Views: 5541

Re: Moore, Oklahoma pretty much wiped off the map

No mystery here, emergency prep is fucking expensive. Especially if you're talking about designing buildings from the ground up to withstand crises (earthquake, firestorm, flood, hurricane, tornado) they may never encounter. Anyone who wants to spend on this sort of safety gets ridiculed for wastin...
by chitoryu12
2013-05-21 02:04am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Leopard 2A7I vs RX-78-2 Gundam
Replies: 193
Views: 12274

Re: Leopard 2A7I vs RX-78-2 Gundam

Though, again, it took time for beam weapons to disseminate as standard issue across the board. The Gundam's rifle was on the capital ship level of power, but you had 16 shots and then you're done. Beam spray guns seem to really be best at close range, and mainly for fighting mobile suits; a big bea...
by chitoryu12
2013-05-21 01:56am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Stark Trek Into Darkness *SPOILERS*
Replies: 182
Views: 28452

Re: Stark Trek Into Darkness *SPOILERS*

I think that's caused by the tendency to treat space as an ocean analogue; we don't have radar installations and battleships patrolling our coastlines, so they simply scale that up to planet-size. It's the same thing that gets the Vengeance and Enterprise sitting side by side "right side up" within ...