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LOL.

Cain,
got the reference.

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Sounds likely.  My thoughts ran to similar lines - courting Moscow is foolish, especially when one is a NATO state.  One would think a Hungarian politician might understand the concept of jealous patrons better than some others, but I suppose if Orban has proven anything, it's that one need not be aware of history in order to repeat its mistakes.

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A good revolution, or a Jobbik approved style revolution?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Darth Vader in Ukraine Elections
« on: October 26, 2014, 04:34:49 pm »
To be honest, he has a point.

Computers would be far less corrupt than the current Duma.  Even if they were full of spyware and secretly being run by a teenager in a Dehli slum.

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OK, so here's a quick test to see if your mod install is stable.

After escaping Helgen, save the game.  Open the console (if you don't know how to open the console, press "`" or "" on your keyboard).

type in "tcl" without the quotation marks, and press enter.  Then type in "player.setav speedmult 1500" and press enter.

What this does is it removes the collision physics, and allows you to move really fast.  In short, you can fly.  Look up to the sky and run.

Fly around Skyrim.  Harass enemies, zip around the place, go climb a mountain or 10.  If your game is stable, it will stutter and suffer frame drop in places, but it will not crash.  This will be pretty severe framedrop, because you're basically forcing the game to render the cells as quickly as possible...I got it down to 3 FPS quite a few times.  Sometimes, the game will momentarily freeze and you will need to wait a second until it responds again.  This is all normal and good.  You should be able to fly around for anywhere between 5-30 minutes with no problems.

If you do have a mod issue, however, your game will crash pretty quickly with this method.

I was using this earlier today, while testing Skyrim Immersive Creatures (which still refuses to work on my computer).  It is definitely that mod, because removing it removed the crashes completely, just like before.  I even managed to correctly install ENBoost (which significantly upgrades your game stability and available memory) and tested it with that, to no avail.  Either one of my "must-have" mods conflicts with it, or else even my computer cannot handle it.  Which is entirely possible.  New computer is good, but the graphics card is only a GTX 660.  A damn decent card, but compared to the current, high end cards, it may as well be a potato.

I might have to try Sands of Time again instead.  If I can find settings which don't annoy the shit out of me.

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That's pretty much exactly what happened.  Scripted scene, the NPC is meant to be riding behind me.  But, a wolf spawns (a wolf is not supposed to spawn).  Instead of ignoring it, despite the fact he is invulnerable and so cannot take damage (the normal flag for combat for this NPC), he jumps off his horse and starts hacking away at the wolf.  Even better, the other members of his faction recognise he's in combat and because they're all the same faction, they jump off their horses to go fuck up the wolf as well.

I just wanted you guys to be a bit more aggressive with blocking and power attacks, jeez.  :sad:

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That is good news.

You should apply several times, for each ethnicity and social group you belong to.  You could get your course to pay for itself.

In other news, I hate modding.  Look, just because I've given you artificial intelligence so you're not as dumb as a sack of bricks does not mean you can wander off in the middle of a scripted scene to kill things, thus breaking the game.  Or, rather, it shouldn't.

This.  This is why God has a problem with Free Will, right here.

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I know this sort of thing pre-dates the internet, but I'd be interested to know the age of the girl.  "tumblr generation" springs to mind, especially with the way she answered the author.

From what I can see, mixed-race people get shit from pretty much every side of the racial equation. 

The bit about stoicism was interesting, and definitely makes sense.  Relates very strongly to "the talk".

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: How come...
« on: October 26, 2014, 09:47:46 am »
To be honest, the whole "post-apocalyptic" thing is pretty much a libertarian masturbatory fantasy anyway.  Government completely collapses tomorrow, a fresh slate upon which the new order can be built.  An interim where men are men, women are women and we all live in bunkers with our automatic weaponry, relying on our wits, selfishness and huge gold reserves to survive.

Because that's totally likely to happen.  It's not like governments around the world have continuity plans which stretch right down to the individual town level, and that should something happen to cause central government to lose control, that local government, law enforcement, local military deployments and similar will step into the breach.  And those plans are pretty damn detailed, and have quite extensive chains of command.

Eh, I could see the whole post-apocalyptic scenario happening in a very localized sense. I mean, small towns fall apart all the time even with a functioning federal infrastructure, for simple economic reasons. And then you have places like Detroit and Camden, New Jersey. But yeah, even then guns and bunkers would be incredibly unhelpful, and any inhabitants would likely die off at an alarming rate. About the closest I think we could get to the libertarian fantasy is a quasi-feudal state ruled by warlords and fundamentalists in the vein of Somalia. And unless they're willing to go out, organize(not likely) and raid farmers for their crops, these gun fetishists are ending up at the bottom of the shitheap. That's not even getting into the practical issue of whether there'd be enough unprotected farmland to survive on with banditry for a year, or how long it'd take law enforcement and military to start cleaning them up with overwhelming superiority in firepower, discipline, morale, numbers, and supplies.

All good points.

However, I hasten to point out, most survivalist types live in advanced western nations.  In fact, they are almost exclusively American, Canadian or British.

And Somalia actually reinforces my point.  Somalia was not a powerful, rich or especially well developed state.  Siad Barre ran the place pretty badly, and in the aftermath of the civil war, what happened was power devolved to the clans and to customary religious institutions.  Some parts of the country, like Somaliland, emerged as almost fully functional states in the aftermath, and most of the actual zones of lawlessness and violence were the disputed lines of control between the various civil war factions - they were,in fact, warzones, and not the typical way of life for Somalis outside of those areas.  The civil war was the major cause of both the conflict and the collapse of the state.

If a state like Somalia can manage a collapse in such a fashion, governments with the resources and sophistication of the UK and USA are not likely to devolve into libertarian feudalism any time soon, even while weathering a major crisis.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: How come...
« on: October 25, 2014, 03:11:24 pm »
To be honest, the whole "post-apocalyptic" thing is pretty much a libertarian masturbatory fantasy anyway.  Government completely collapses tomorrow, a fresh slate upon which the new order can be built.  An interim where men are men, women are women and we all live in bunkers with our automatic weaponry, relying on our wits, selfishness and huge gold reserves to survive.

Because that's totally likely to happen.  It's not like governments around the world have continuity plans which stretch right down to the individual town level, and that should something happen to cause central government to lose control, that local government, law enforcement, local military deployments and similar will step into the breach.  And those plans are pretty damn detailed, and have quite extensive chains of command.

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Weren't me! Honest!

As pathos goes, that poem is not bad. Not "Please don't let me be misunderstood" material, but decent.

I fucking love that song. And Nina.

Same here :)

Unpopular personal preferences: I like the Santa Esmerelda cover used in Kill Bill more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYJJC2wYTLo

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: "Happy Anarchy."
« on: October 25, 2014, 01:05:38 pm »
This was refreshing and new.

Oh, wait. Cain got there first.

Damn his Manchester Ninjitsu.

The secret is: never sleep.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: How come...
« on: October 25, 2014, 06:14:03 am »
Walking Dead jackoff fantasies roont, ITT.

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Nothing like someone bumping a five year old thread to play out a routine we've seen a thousand times before.

You sure showed us.  How anarchic.  How chaotic.  How completely unpredictable.

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Not yet, no.  But that's pretty much what I've heard.  Ubisoft's development cycles are way too fast, and overreliant on the same tired old mechanics of the same tired old engines.  Call of Assassins Creed Duty: Black Flag Ops is the perfect example, of course.

Skyrim could've been approached in a few different ways.  More focus on Akatosh, Tiber Septim, the Thalmor and Mehrunes Dagon would've helped quite a bit.  A lot of the interesting things about Skyrim have been deduced from previous Elder Scrolls games and materials...like why Hermaeus Mora pays such attention to the Dragonborn, what the Thalmor are up to (though Kirkbride's C0da and Landfall deal with that, to a degree), whether it's the Dragonborn or Alduin who is a Shezzarine (it's probably not Alduin), the "oversoul" ascension of the Dragonborn and so on.

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