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by MKSheppard
2021-01-19 12:28pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump/Republican Coup Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 13156

Re: Trump/Republican Coup Thread

https://apnews.com/article/biden-inauguration-new-york-charlotte-transportation-new-york-city-fe6638d91cba36ca3a2f0a1acfac2a8f WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak announced all Northeast Regional trains south of Washington D.C, which includes all stations in Virginia, will be canceled Tuesday and Wednesday ami...
by MKSheppard
2021-01-18 09:38am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump/Republican Coup Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 13156

Re: Trump/Republican Coup Thread

So rumors are the Capitol lockdown will be extended to 3 FEB and that parts may become permanent.

it's like Oklahoma City all over again, before the Murrah Bombing you could just walk into the Smithsonian without anything -- after, metal detectors and bag checks
by MKSheppard
2021-01-17 10:22am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: NY state sues to dissolve NRA
Replies: 37
Views: 5393

Re: NY state sues to dissolve NRA

You forgot the part where their spokesperson stated publicly the following I didn't catch up on that. It's basically a smoothbrain move. Here's the summary basics of the NRA mess as I've recounted it to others: A.) Wayne has been bleeding the NRA dry for at least 20 years (ever since he ultimately ...
by MKSheppard
2021-01-16 05:18pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: NY state sues to dissolve NRA
Replies: 37
Views: 5393

Re: NY state sues to dissolve NRA

In a Smoothbrain move, NRA is planning Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and a move to Texas.
by MKSheppard
2021-01-15 12:40pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump/Republican Coup Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 13156

Re: Trump/Republican Coup Thread

Broomstick wrote: 2021-01-15 05:01am I don't think Trump can be rehabilitated.
Why not? It happened with George W. Bush; despite, you know...
by MKSheppard
2021-01-13 11:07pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump/Republican Coup Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 13156

Re: Trump/Republican Coup Thread

James Harnett -- 7:14 PM · Jan 13, 2021·Twitter Web App MPD confirms at @ANC2B meeting that the entire National Mall will be closed to everyone (pedestrians, vehicles, etc) beginning tomorrow thru to after the Inauguration. All sightlines of the Capitol building will be blocked for the Inauguration...
by MKSheppard
2021-01-13 10:06pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump/Republican Coup Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 13156

Re: Trump/Republican Coup Thread

So... LINK Local and federal security officials expect about 20,000 National Guard members to be involved in securing Washington, D.C., for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week. "I think you can expect to see somewhere upwards of beyond 20,000 members of the National Guard that wi...
by MKSheppard
2021-01-08 10:28am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses

Escape also should be rather easy in Columbia. There are several small airships you can jump onto, and having Elizabeth rewire them or Booker killing the steering robot so that he can steer it towards the mainland is an option. Or heck, grab a couple of bedsheets from all the places Booker ransacks...
by MKSheppard
2021-01-08 10:21am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses

This is interesting, because a lot of people have made videos, essays, posts, etc, describing the opposite. Maybe it's because I played Infinite first, and got used to Elizabeth being with me, providing commentary, emotional support, story plot (tm) and...... https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3d/a2/d0...
by MKSheppard
2021-01-07 10:30pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses

I gave up on Bioshock 1 Remaster about half way through (During the pointless fetch quest for 11,000 ingredients to regenerate the trees in the garden) and just went onto youtube for the Andrew Ryan confrontation; total play time about 4.5 hours up to Farmer's Market/Arcadia. Then I started on Biosh...
by MKSheppard
2020-12-30 02:20pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Can I really post anything here?
Replies: 16
Views: 1579

Re: Can I really post anything here?

The hardware costs for SpaceX are broadly inline with the hardware costs for other high end spaceflight structures, and that their efforts to cut costs have resulted in a loss-of-vehicle accident. The failure in Falcon 9 in 2015 was due to a rod failing at 2,000 lbf instead of the design 10,000 lbf...
by MKSheppard
2020-12-30 11:28am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses

Ghetto EDIT: Alien: Isolation had the same problem; limited interaction, much of it by radio -- no real genuine interaction, and irritating gameplay decisions; but a lot of it was saved by the level design of Sevastopol Station -- they found the right mix of chaos and decay -- plus vast open wonder ...
by MKSheppard
2020-12-30 11:17am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses

Fenix, I don't have a lot of time to reply in detail to all of your points, but this: In the 2000s, the "Halo" way of storytelling was a big deal: shit happens between levels, Protag says some lines, but is near 100% silent during gameplay. I've noticed a pattern with BioShock 1 so far -- ...
by MKSheppard
2020-12-29 04:37pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses

Well, I can look at the Steam achievements for Bioshock... 52.5% of players have defeated Dr. Steinmann in Bioshock 1 Remastered. By contrast, 49.2% of players have beat The Hand of the Prophet in Infinite; which is pretty much the final level. I don't know how much of this is due to BS1: Remastered...
by MKSheppard
2020-12-29 01:27pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses

Another reason why I like Infinite is that from the very start, you know that Booker DeWitt has a tortured backstory, and it's slowly explained throughout Infinite, starting with the iconic box scene: https://bioshockmysteries.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/2013-03-30_00001.jpg Today is also the 130th ...
by MKSheppard
2020-12-28 10:39pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Can I really post anything here?
Replies: 16
Views: 1579

Re: Can I really post anything here?

Yeah, I mean in 1968 we were flying people to the Moon and back with a re-ignitable rocket engine. It's not a new concept. Yes, but those engines required hypergolic propellants. Hypergols are deeply carcinogenic AND toxic; to the point where you have to wear moon suits to handle it. https://spacen...
by MKSheppard
2020-12-28 10:33pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Can I really post anything here?
Replies: 16
Views: 1579

Re: Can I really post anything here?

Space rated hardware if hard, expensive, and takes a lot of work. If that was the truth, SpaceX wouldn't be anywhere near where it would be; do I need to tell you the stories about when they were a young company, and trying to get quotes on previously flight-rated hardware components (valves) and t...
by MKSheppard
2020-12-28 09:17am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses
Replies: 12
Views: 995

BioShocks of Madmen, Cities and Lighthouses

So, I finally got around to playing Bioshock Infinity (and then went out and bought it's DLC subsequently under the Steam Holiday Sales). I also got started a little bit on Bioshock 1 remastered. Maybe its because I beat Bioshock Infinite BEFORE playing Bioshock 1 Remastered; but I'm liking the over...
by MKSheppard
2020-12-26 03:30pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Biden declines to cancel all student debt, supports only minor loan relief
Replies: 40
Views: 2595

Re: Biden declines to cancel all student debt, supports only minor loan relief

Solution is to force companies to stop requiring college degrees for jobs, allowing the job market to reach equilibrium again. One way you could do this is by the way that the US Government got car makers to standardize on a unified shifting pattern for transmissions, is simply making them major req...
by MKSheppard
2020-12-25 12:48pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Biden declines to cancel all student debt, supports only minor loan relief
Replies: 40
Views: 2595

Re: Biden declines to cancel all student debt, supports only minor loan relief

Student loans generally have fucking insane interest rates, too. It is not difficult to find cases of people who have never missed a payment that owe more now than when they took out the damn loans. You know, there's this thing on the internet called loan interest calculators that let you figure ou...
by MKSheppard
2020-12-10 08:22pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: NY state sues to dissolve NRA
Replies: 37
Views: 5393

Re: NY state sues to dissolve NRA

NRA is selling it again Just got this in the email: Protect yourself as a gun owner for less than $100/year. LOCKTON AFFINITY -- OUTDOOR The only firearm liability policy you need, starting at $75/year. Lockton Affinity's Personal Firearms Liability Insurance protects against the risks associated wi...
by MKSheppard
2020-12-02 05:49pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: HE RIDES TO VALHALLA SHINY AND CHROME (Hugh Keays-Byrne dies)
Replies: 1
Views: 449

HE RIDES TO VALHALLA SHINY AND CHROME (Hugh Keays-Byrne dies)

Return my treasures to me, and I myself will carry you through the gates of Valhalla! https://deadline.com/2020/12/hugh-keays-byrne-dead-immortan-joe-mad-max-fury-road-73-1234636623/ Hugh Keays-Byrne, most known for appearing as Immortan Joe in Mad Max: Fury Road and Toecutter in the original 1979 M...
by MKSheppard
2020-12-02 03:55pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: NY state sues to dissolve NRA
Replies: 37
Views: 5393

Re: NY state sues to dissolve NRA

NRA settled the insurance thing a day or so ago. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-york/articles/2020-11-18/nra-pays-25m-after-ny-probe-into-dangerous-insurance ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The National Rifle Association is banned from marketing insurance in New York for five years and will pay $2....
by MKSheppard
2020-11-02 05:37pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2322
Views: 357421

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Well, let's unpack Scranton Joe's statement from twitter: As president, I’ll ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, implement universal background checks, and enact other common-sense reforms to end our gun violence epidemic. A while ago (2019) I estimated AR15 production and put it up on ...
by MKSheppard
2020-11-01 05:19pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2322
Views: 357421

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1322976702419636225?s=20 Joe Biden @JoeBiden It’s long past time we take action to end the scourge of gun violence in America. As president, I’ll ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, implement universal background checks, and enact other common-sense r...