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by madd0ct0r
2020-09-28 03:44pm
Forum: STGOD role-playing games
Topic: STGOD 2020 Concept/Planning Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 574

Re: STGOD 2020 Concept/Planning Thread

I'm torn between playing as the terraforming curlews or as foot long intelligent slugs. I'm scrambling to pull together my prewritten lists and notes for fast writing. Development (a d slugs) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kukkLogPoedC1AcOeNYCbBouLNWQaDv2T0N0lD2YhsQ/edit?usp=drivesdk Trade http...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-26 07:56am
Forum: STGOD role-playing games
Topic: It's been a while
Replies: 83
Views: 6581

Re: It's been a while

Dunno how well discord suits large text posts
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-26 06:01am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Optimal size for a soldier?
Replies: 25
Views: 654

Re: Optimal size for a soldier?

Are the soldiers manufactured for war? Are you in a decade long total war? If no, then you are drawing from the general population who will either be the usual Gaussian bell curve from gene interaction, a mixed size population due to roles and nutrition (like army ants), or extremely homogeneous bec...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-25 07:52am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump v CA shitfight inbound (Newsom bans all ICE vehicles after 2035)
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: Trump v CA shitfight inbound (Newsom bans all ICE vehicles after 2035)

didn't cali try to do this before and was overulled by bush?
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-25 07:51am
Forum: Testing
Topic: trr
Replies: 25
Views: 642

Re: trr

Hopefully he's got a clearer head now, rather then chasing the adrenline hit of a wild argument.
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-23 03:57pm
Forum: STGOD role-playing games
Topic: It's been a while
Replies: 83
Views: 6581

Re: It's been a while

I am theoretically interested in this, but I REALLY don't understand the specifics of it. From what I've observed, it seems like the "game" takes the form of a series of written stories by players. Which leaves me a little confused about points and GDP calculations and such. As well as how to figur...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-21 04:06am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: AIP only submarines
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: AIP only submarines

Stirling engine needs a source of heat and somewhere to dump it. Ocean is latter, but you need something for the heat and im not seeing energy storage density better then nuclear or batteries. Some dehydrated salts give off heat during hydration, but I don't think high energy density. If you used a...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-20 09:18am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: China releases white paper on Uyghur camps; estimates several million Uyghurs subject to them
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: China releases white paper on Uyghur camps; estimates several million Uyghurs subject to them

Reading through the white paper now. Thoughts. 1) there's the standard playbook for regional industrialisation and urbanisation - comparable to other regions (and also Africa) 2) standard playbook for connected identity building - one China stuff, comparable to other regions 3) specific economic mar...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-20 08:26am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: AIP only submarines
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: AIP only submarines

You realise fuel cells need a source of oxygen to oxidise the hydrogen right? If you are assuming a canister of oxygen why not the same approach for conventional engine? Use the cooled exhaust fume as a buffer to dilute the oxygen to atmospheric thickness. Stirling engine needs a source of heat and ...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-19 04:04am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: AIP only submarines
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: AIP only submarines

Aip only? Batteries and electric motors only? Well, it was good enough for Nemo. But in reality.. Batteries only with no way to recharge at sea would be cripplingly short ranged I think. It would only make sense if you expected you sub to make short forays and be attempted to be tracked from the sec...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-18 02:21pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: China releases white paper on Uyghur camps; estimates several million Uyghurs subject to them
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: China releases white paper on Uyghur camps; estimates several million Uyghurs subject to them

.... You kinda are aware that Chinese bosses have no qualms in relocating workers across the entire country and etc right? The whole migrant worker is a thing and they're treated as the underclass of workers.... American Factory adequately shows this kinda culture in effect. Also.... The White Pape...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-18 04:46am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Positive Environmental news thread
Replies: 57
Views: 36807

Re: Positive Environmental news thread

https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/china-considers-going-carbon-neutral-peaking-emissions/ Summary * EU pledges to go carbon neutral by 2050. *EU tells China if you don't go carbon neutral by 2060 you might face tariffs *China says, we will look at possibly going carbon neutral by 2050. N...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-17 08:43am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Offensive terms and Disabilities
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Offensive terms and Disabilities

Just because words can have different meanings over time, does not tell you much about the meaning of the word right now. Retard is a recent word that still carries full weight of stigma. Moron too is a modern word (1910 coining) that I'd argue is still stigmatized, but not as heavily. Idiot is neut...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-16 05:30pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Possible life on Venus.
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Possible life on Venus.

Fascinating stuff. Thank you for posting.
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-12 02:36pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The cost of the US war on terror
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: The cost of the US war on terror

Phillipines?
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-11 10:32am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Caster Semenya loses testosterone appeal at Swiss supreme court
Replies: 13
Views: 1081

Re: Caster Semenya loses testosterone appeal at Swiss supreme court

Are we going to limit the hormone levels of make athletes too? " Lthe normal range in males is about 270-1070 ng/dL with an average level of 679 ng/dL. " Should we ban a man with unusually high testotorone levels from sports, or does this only apply to ladies? My understanding is we already do. I b...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-10 03:36pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Caster Semenya loses testosterone appeal at Swiss supreme court
Replies: 13
Views: 1081

Re: Caster Semenya loses testosterone appeal at Swiss supreme court

Are we going to limit the hormone levels of make athletes too? " Lthe normal range in males is about 270-1070 ng/dL with an average level of 679 ng/dL. "

Should we ban a man with unusually high testotorone levels from sports, or does this only apply to ladies?
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-07 03:22am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: UK hires homophobic climate change denier as trade advisor
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: UK hires homophobic climate change denier as trade advisor

Why is the onion thing such a big deal? No idea.Among Abbott's greatest hits, that one surely must rank lower down. Fake tears for hint going? I... Just don't understand why he's here. Ok the Tories are a shit show, the brexit organisors especially (Chris Grayling and David Davis) and anyone compet...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-06 10:21am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 2002
Views: 340311

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

Training gets renamed to "traditional American values in modern America" opening slide is KKK lynching with subtitle "no longer acceptable".
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-06 05:56am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 470
Views: 52642

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Nice introductory article on Berkson's paradox paradox or collidor bias, explaining the strange result that smoking more protects you from covid: https://rss.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1740-9713.01413 But basically the population being tested were people hospitalised. You are more like...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-04 03:42pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Fort Salem (TV show)
Replies: 0
Views: 519

Fort Salem (TV show)

Slowly watching through it on iPlayer. Premises so far is 1) at the Salem witch trials, one witch struck a deal with the USA government. Now witches, matrilineal descendents of the Salem witches form the cast bulk if the USA army. The story follows three witches as they go through basic training. 2)...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-03 10:52am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Improving hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 1723

Re: Improving hunting

But back to the thread. And yes, there is a joke buried in all this but hunting is not target. There is an interesting culture thing here that all the American hunters are very defensive on a culture and are accusing me of punching down. Hunting in the UK is the preserve of chinless toffs and nouve...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-02 04:58pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Improving hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 1723

Re: Improving hunting

Axiom 1. Being periodically engaged in a hunt/struggle for life is a good thing. Please show that this applies in regards to the hunting you propose. Especially in the context of a wounded animal that will slowly die from its wounds. This is the core of your argument. If you can't back this up, eve...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-02 04:42pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Improving hunting
Replies: 23
Views: 1723

Re: Improving hunting

Replying to Lady Tevar Honestly and genuinely, all thread dramatics aside I genuinely would love to see West Virginia. After three months lockdown, two weeks sitting quietly in a wood miles from everyone failing to kill anything sounds lovely. I'm not making it up, but your president currently won't...
by madd0ct0r
2020-09-02 02:44am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Types of Elemental Magick in Fantasy
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Types of Elemental Magick in Fantasy

The carpet people has the more unusal set of: grit, sugar, bronze, varnish, wood, hairs and dust Three unusual ones in malifaux: Grave golems - huge walking mounds of graveyards Whiskey golem - easiest way to transport barrel Addiction elemental Give. It's steampunk wild west, you can see why those ...