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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Anybody look at Ukraine lately?
« on: Today at 11:05:17 am »
I think Blair is just upset he cannot figure out a way to make Ukraine part of the Middle East, and so come under his jurisdiction as the Quartet "Special Envoy".

Which, incidentally, he's been doing a smashing job as.  The Middle East has been a lot more peaceful since Blair took over as the Quartet's representative there. Har har har.

Fuck yeah, Skyrim! Think I'll fire up the PS3 and give it another playthrough when I get home. Should keep me amused until I realise how shitty alchemy is compared to Oblivion  :cry:

All the crafting in Skyrim is shitty and overpowered.  Smithing, enchanting and alchemy are least smithing allows you to make powerful weapons, and enchating allows you to add an extra layer of cheese.  Alchemy is just...meh.

Once I've finished what I'm currently doing (which is trying to test the Civil War Overhaul mod's latest release), I'll be installing and uploading videos of me playing Skyrim Redone, which has a much improved alchemy tree.  Among other things, it allows you to craft alchemical grenades, poisons for traps and non-elemental explosive bolts and arrows.

Well there aint much in the way of dragons kicking around these days so, yeah, good job St George!

Says you.  I just got done playing around with some Skyrim mods, and I had a four-way, unleveled dragon gangbang occur. That was my last hour.  Useless fecking guards stood in the open and got slaughtered.  I would say "lol campers" except I got pinned down by two while hiding in cover.

Damn, that's beyond shitty.

Application for editorial intern sent.  It's not a major magazine, that I'm applying for, but they're well known in certain circles.  Describe their politics as "progressive"...hopefully not in the American sense, because I morally refuse to shill for Obama unless the pay package is increased.

Would also have to move, but Oxford isn't a bad city, it'd be over the summer and I would be earning enough to rent somewhere out.

I'll be praying for my death when the younger generation decide, en masse, to marry their Sailor Moon pillows.

Anyone with half a brain is nervous.  We don't want to see Ukraine descend into a hellish civil war which will draw in Russia and NATO.

Unfortunately, his attitude is the kind which is not helping in that cause.

I know I said I'd ignore him, but people saying I'm in thrall to propaganda when they are really get my goat.  Or they would, if I had one.  Which if I did, I would frequently set free in their gardens, as an object lesson in being a pain in the arse.

But yes.  Now it turns out the Chief Rabbi of Donetsk strongly believes the leaflets are forgeries designed to cause panic among the Jewish community and slander the pro-Russian militias.

Meanwhile, the man coordinating the crackdown on said militias helped found the "Social-National Party of Ukraine" in 1991 and is a big fan of the WWII Nazi collaborator, Stepan Bandera, whose followers helped the Einsatzgruppen exterminate thousands of Jews and Poles.

So where are the fascists again? Well, the National Security Council and its newly formed "Reserve Units of the National Guard", staffed with "Maidan Self-defense volunteers" would be a good place to start looking.

ECH is half right.

IIRC, freebleeding was something 4chan originally invented.  However, a look at this will tell you, while there are many people criticising it, there are more than a few supporters.

I'm sorta fascinated by it, I have to admit.  In the same way I look at a car crash, or keep touching that weird bit of flesh where my thumbnail used to be.

But that's not genuine interest, I know.  It's more like, well, horrormirth I guess.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: BRONYCON!
« on: Yesterday at 06:20:13 am »
I thought the title of this thread was "Bronycoin", which led to much rolling of the eyes.

Violent Acres is pretty awesome.  It's a shame she basically quit writing in 2008, barring the occasional article here or there, because she could probably give Dear Coke Talk a run for her money.

I can't say I'm surprised.  If it wasn't this, it'd be something else.

Some people act like squirting a child out is a unique achievement and proof of their superiority to everyone else in the world, as if being given the label "mother" meant everyone else is automatically considered a "child".

Usually these people have very little going for their lives, apart from exploiting their kids online for advertising revenue and weird threats on Facebook.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Things go boom
« on: April 21, 2014, 06:33:33 pm »
Like Roger said, the DHS went all Tom Clancy a few years back and hired people to come up with the worst case scenario.  Which I believe involved turning the "Freedom Towers" into anthrax and mailing it to everyone in America, on the back of nuclear suitcases laced with ricin.

Lots of companies and government agencies run red team programs of various kinds...officially a lot of them are to do with emergency response, but they'd be idiots not to game plan possible attacks as well.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Today's LessWrong moment
« on: April 21, 2014, 07:13:17 am »
Incidentally, LMNO, you might want to know that Yvain from LessWrong has his own blog at

It's pretty good, as I'm sure you would expect from him.  I knew he was a LessWrongian, but I only figured out Yvain yesterday, when reading the archives. 

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