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by Rawtooth
2015-03-19 08:53pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Reason for Grievous abduction of Palpatine? - ROTS opening
Replies: 4
Views: 1419

Re: Reason for Grievous abduction of Palpatine? - ROTS openi

Justification for increased powers in light of an attack on the capital/beloved chancellor, that's what some of the deleted scenes indicated iirc.
by Rawtooth
2013-06-26 03:42am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Lots of Drama in Texas Tonight (SB5)
Replies: 51
Views: 5351

Re: Lots of Drama in Texas Tonight (SB5)

Thankfully the bill was fucking killed, but holy shit the stunt the Republicans attempted was appalling beyond measure.
by Rawtooth
2012-02-13 02:20am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: So, TPM in 3D...
Replies: 36
Views: 6727

Re: So, TPM in 3D...

Yeah, that's definately for kids (REALLY young kids apparently), seeing as how they even label it as such. Wonder where that trailer even got played or linked to, the Nickelodeon website or something? :lol: The real 3D theatrical trailer was awesome though. Much better than the trailer from 1999. I...
by Rawtooth
2010-01-26 03:56am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: What could make me think of lava before ROTS?
Replies: 17
Views: 2164

Re: What could make me think of lava before ROTS?

I know that I heard a mention of it in an old children's book describing the Empire. From what was posted of the RotJ novelization, it looks like they lifted it whole-sale from there.
by Rawtooth
2009-12-11 03:35am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Obama to Raise Debt Ceiling by About Two TRILLION.
Replies: 70
Views: 5357

Re: Obama to Raise Debt Ceiling by About Two TRILLION.

It seems like it's not really a science because it's more based on axioms than experimentation. People state principles and theories and they can produce reams of figures, but the mere presence of quantification and equations does not necessarily make something a science. How does one go about test...
by Rawtooth
2009-10-20 05:43pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why do you Want to be an Engineer?
Replies: 103
Views: 5280

Re: Why do you Want to be an Engineer?

I'm finishing up my BBA in Economics, but I plan to get an engineering degree in the future, probably chemical engineering. My reasons for doing so are very similar to those already given in this thread. I know I have potential to make the cut, I was just an idiot when I was younger and was being la...
by Rawtooth
2009-10-19 06:52am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: So, do you like the Clone Wars cartoon?
Replies: 23
Views: 2525

Re: So, do you like the Clone Wars cartoon?

I think the early episodes were the creators just finding their footing, thus they made the cutesy childish crap. Now that they've got a good grasp on what direction they are taking, they are willing to take risks and push out the darker episodes we are now seeing. Cloak of Darkness onwards seems to...
by Rawtooth
2009-10-16 09:31pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Tragedy of the Commons... wrong?
Replies: 20
Views: 2681

Re: Tragedy of the Commons... wrong?

Tierny is a moron. Economists readily accept that the Tragedy of the Commons can occur, I mean for fuck's sake, we run experiments to prove that point to classes of students. The entire point of Ostrom's work is that each situation has it's own best solution, which includes local traditions as well ...
by Rawtooth
2009-10-16 08:05pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Do any first person shooter have 'evasive' moves?
Replies: 39
Views: 2449

Re: Do any first person shooter have 'evasive' moves?

F.E.A.R. had the slide-kick which I used to travel from cover to cover on occasion. Definitely not deliberate on the part of the developers, but the only example I can think of.
by Rawtooth
2009-09-13 03:18pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Arkham Asylum?
Replies: 106
Views: 4462

Re: Arkham Asylum?

You mean like the game fucking tells you? :lol:
by Rawtooth
2009-09-07 08:30am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: The nBSG board game
Replies: 22
Views: 1329

Re: The nBSG board game

Fun game, can be a pain in the ass to play with a card-counter as they meticulously weigh your every decision. Being a Viper pilot isn't the worst thing, as they do have a wide range of cards to draw from. A well-timed reveal of being a Cylon can be awesome, especially after you mess with people's h...
by Rawtooth
2009-09-06 02:02am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Arkham Asylum?
Replies: 106
Views: 4462

Re: Arkham Asylum?

Hey Setzer, they do hand-wave the conditions of the Asylum in the game. The warden is insane, and wants to "punish" people he considers mentally ill. Hiring incompetent/corrupt doctors would be step in that direction. The recordings of the Spirit of Arkham are his confession. Personally, I found the...
by Rawtooth
2009-08-11 01:21pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Animated Films You Probably Never Saw (DW, Dis. seqs, obsc.)
Replies: 102
Views: 9370

Re: Animated Films You Probably Never Saw

Unfortunately I can't find it, but Flight of Dragons had a pretty kick-ass exchange between the hero and the villian at the end.
by Rawtooth
2009-07-30 01:04pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite B-Day Present of all time
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: Favorite B-Day Present of all time

My leather coat from my girlfriend. It's awesome.
by Rawtooth
2009-07-29 07:13pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Your Most Guilt-Inducing Possession
Replies: 71
Views: 4398

Re: Your Most Guilt-Inducing Possession

The item I feel most guilty owning is my leather coat. Not out of some retarded PETA bullshit, but from the effort my girlfriend put into finding it. The story is that one day I decided I wanted a leather coat, found one I liked online and despaired at the fact that it was recently discontinued and ...
by Rawtooth
2009-07-29 01:46pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Arkham Horror 3.0
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Re: Arkham Horror 3.0

Here are my first impressions on Innsmouth. The investigators are a mixed bag, with some being fluffy but useless to something thats rocking but not very fitting in tone. The Ancient Ones avoid the fuckwittery of the Dunwich AOs but instead some of them bring new levels of inanity to the final battl...
by Rawtooth
2009-07-29 12:59pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: O'Reilly Explains Canada's Health System -Fucking Hilarious!
Replies: 62
Views: 4353

Re: O'Reilly Explains Canada's Health System -Fucking Hilarious!

That sort of "logic" is very common from what I have seen. People really are that stupid. It would be interesting to do a study though and see if it's wide-spread or not.
by Rawtooth
2009-07-29 12:31pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My Family Has Become a Statistic
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: My Family Has Become a Statistic

Good luck, hopefully things will turn out the best.
by Rawtooth
2009-07-28 08:06pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: CNC: 4 Announced
Replies: 147
Views: 8246

Re: CNC: 4 Announced

The irony is that a lot of the games that attract "hardcore" gamers don't even require high specs. There are still thousands of people who obsessively play games like Counter-Strike and Warcraft 3 (not to mention Starcraft which is over ten years old now) and those games could run perfectly on a co...
by Rawtooth
2009-07-28 07:50pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: CFTC: Oil spike WAS driven by speculation, after all
Replies: 28
Views: 2601

Re: CFTC: Oil spike WAS driven by speculation, after all

That's why I hate economics. Its got numbers and crap, and seems like it SHOULD be a science, but its driven largely by emotions and human frailty, which are a pain in the ass. Dismal Science indeed. Worse yet, the numbers are all basically meta-numbers, meaning that they are computed based on more...
by Rawtooth
2009-07-28 03:37pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Colombia To Aid U.S. In Taliban Fight
Replies: 11
Views: 1337

Re: Colombia To Aid U.S. In Taliban Fight

Darth Mordius wrote:
As one top U.S. official said: "The more Afghanistan can look like Colombia, the better."
BWA HA HA HA

You just can't make this shit up.
Yes, Afghanistan is so much better off than Colombia. :roll:
by Rawtooth
2009-07-27 04:57pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Weird books that you have
Replies: 77
Views: 4526

Re: Weird books that you have

I have an old book about Hans-Ulrich Rudel which I picked up from a local curio store. I haven't seen it in a while, but I'm pretty sure it's title is Stuka Pilot.
by Rawtooth
2009-07-09 08:57pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: [Arkham Horror] Anyone played Innsmouth yet?
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Re: [Arkham Horror] Anyone played Innsmouth yet?

It's funny you mention that, especially the dig at Eve. Many of the board games my group enjoys tends to be the ones that are simpler in execution. If we wanted complexity, we would break out our minis and play Warmachine or something. The Eve board game is surprisingly simple and is fairly enjoyabl...
by Rawtooth
2009-07-09 08:21pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: [Arkham Horror] Anyone played Innsmouth yet?
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Re: [Arkham Horror] Anyone played Innsmouth yet?

I like the Yeti GOO and Cthulu himself. The Yeti since it tends to make nice, simple games where you don't have to worry about a million modifiers on the board from the GOO. Cthulu is when I'm in the mood for a harder game, since losing one STA/SAN permanently is just a pain in the ass. The sliding ...
by Rawtooth
2009-07-09 07:32pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: [Arkham Horror] Anyone played Innsmouth yet?
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Re: [Arkham Horror] Anyone played Innsmouth yet?

See, that's different from what I encountered in my Kingsport games Stark. I found that having one investigator semi-based out of there was the most important, as that let them shut down the rifts before they became a problem, but could still cull the normal monster population in Arkham. On the othe...