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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: November 13, 2016, 04:49:45 am »
Falklands will never go back to Argentina, or independent. 

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On a turnout of 91.94%, an overwhelming 99.8% voted to remain a British territory, with only three votes against

Argentina's a complete basket-case economically, and the status of former British subjects on the island would be extremely uncertain, to put it mildly.  And the Falklands aren't going to go independent and pay for their military defense themselves.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: November 12, 2016, 12:27:37 pm »
Weird too, because Dishonored 1 was, IMO, extremely well optimised for PC.  I was running it on my potato laptop with no issues.

I guess they got carried away with all the volumetric fog and god rays and bloom and everything.  That happens.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: November 11, 2016, 07:14:39 pm »
Dishonored 2 PC port problems are real.

I have a decent, mid-range desktop (GTX 980, 16 gig ram, AMD FX 6350 processor) and I was getting 20-35 FPS on a mixture of low and very low settings.  I played around with the Nvidia settings abit, and I'm better now, 40ish FPS on middle settings, but it's still quite choppy and with some graphical tearing.

I also have to run it in windowed mode, or the game crashes on the main loading screen.  Which takes hideously long to load, btw.

All in all, it's a real shame, because otherwise the game is good fun to play.  I'm doing a Corvo low chaos playthrough, and though I'm skipping some of the levels a bit fast (to progress the story), and I'm liking it.  Enemies seem a bit smarter, a bit more attuned to their environment.  Verticality is definitely a thing.  And the non-lethal options are pretty awesome...you no longer have to be a master of stealth to keep your hands clean.  Clockwork Mansion mission was a bit messy, but otherwise I've had no problem only neutralizing the target and getting away clean (a bunch of guards following me through a rewired wall of light at the start of the mission did not help).

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: November 07, 2016, 11:40:53 pm »
I started the Dark Souls 3 DLC but when I'm done I'll try it out.

Welcome to the frozen forest of Ganksquad.

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Amazing how often that's the case with the Trump campaign.  Covert antisemitism or just stupid?

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Unified Vidya Games thread
« on: November 07, 2016, 04:37:15 pm »
I've been tempted to play, but I think there were some mixed reviews which put me off a bit....that was when it was still in development though, and so could well have been fixed.

I also figure if I want pain and humiliation and crippling injuries I'll just boot up any one of my Skyrim: Requiem Winter Skyrim Overhaul/Requiem Survival Experience runs. 

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This election season started in incoherent rambling (Ben Carson), continued in incoherent rambling ("the cyber") and so it's only fitting it ends in incoherent rambling ("mazel tov cocktails").

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Beyond the wall / Re: PICS VIII: 10% LARGER THAN PICS VII
« on: November 07, 2016, 04:10:04 pm »


Did I mention the wedding I went to over the summer had an owl in it?

The idea was for the owl to fly over with the wedding ring.  In every single rehearsal, this is exactly what it did.

On the day, it did a 90 degree turn away from where it was supposed to go and at full speed faceplanted itself into a window, before falling on the floor behind the seat of the person two rows in front of me.  Because both the bride and the groom and half their friends are vets, we then had a mad crush of people trying to treat the owl, tripping over their dresses or the seats in the rush.

A bear would've been a better option.

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Past you was bad at maths.

Also numerology = demonic influence = possession.  I've seen The Exorcist, I know where this is going.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: November 06, 2016, 08:44:01 pm »
True, but then Gove might still be in the running.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: November 06, 2016, 03:02:58 pm »
Assuming they want to be stupid about it.  I'd be somewhat surprised if they pursued it after the Supreme Court ruling - it would be quicker and less painful to suck it up and negotiate with Parliament.

Of course, if the government had brought Parliament in in the first place, set up a cross-Parliamentary committee with access to the Brexit team, brought in the Scottish, Welsh and NI assemblies/parliament, then this wouldn't be an issue.  But no, May wanted to act like a tin-pot dictator.  Law and order politicians...always a certain level of contempt for the law as it actually is, there.

At least we can console ourselves with the thought of how much more of a fuckup this would be if Leadsom or Johnson was PM.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: November 06, 2016, 11:41:00 am »
I believe, as a constitutional matter pertaining to EU law, this would be handled by the European Court of Justice, and so the ECHR wouldn't apply (though I believe the idea now is to repeal the ECHR via the Grand Repeal Bill).

However, if the EU Supreme Court finds in the UK's favour (lol), it could then be challenged in the ECHR anyway.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: November 06, 2016, 01:05:15 am »
If the Supreme Court also rules against the government (and they will - to call this an open and shut legal case would miss out on the perfect opportunity to call it a slam dunk), the European Court is the only place they could lodge another appeal in.

And I will laugh.  Maybe not as hard as say, Juncker, but probably close.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: November 05, 2016, 07:55:48 pm »
Going back to The Great Ordeal:

So, I was looking up something completely unrelated when I came across this extraordinary segment in The Thousandfold Thought, when Kellhus finally confronts his father:

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For the Dūnyain, it was axiomatic: what was compliant had to be isolated from what was unruly and intractable. Kellhus had seen it many times, wandering the labyrinth of possibilities that was the Thousandfold Thought: The Warrior-Prophet’s assassination. The rise of Anasūrimbor Moėnghus to take his place. The apocalyptic conspiracies. The counterfeit war against Golgotterath. The accumulation of premeditated disasters. The sacrifice of whole nations to the gluttony of the Sranc. The Three Seas crashing into char and ruin. The Gods baying like wolves at a silent gate.

Bakker, R. Scott. The Thousandfold Thought (The Prince of Nothing Book Three) (Kindle Locations 8351-8355). Little, Brown Book Group. Kindle Edition.

Which is exactly what has happened with Kellhus as Aspect Emperor.  The only thing that hasn't occured thus far is the Three Seas falling into complete ruin, and that's only because Kellhus returned in the nick of time to defeat Meppa and the Bandit Pandirajah.

So, I suppose the question is, what is Kellhus up to?  Does he accept the Consult's aims and wants to avoid being one of the Damned?  Is he perpetrating some kind of grand deception on them, to make them think he is with them, only to betray them (perhaps to obtain the Heron Spear and/or knowledge of the No God).  Or is something else entirely going on?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: November 05, 2016, 05:01:35 pm »
Cabinet approved press hysteria confirmed. 

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The Lord Chancellor has backed the independence of the UK's judiciary but stopped short of condemning attacks on senior judges over the Brexit ruling.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37883576

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