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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #280 on: February 07, 2011, 02:55:09 PM »
Q47 What's good with sour cream? I used to hate it, but recently found it's great with homemade tacos. But I'm out of tacos, and now have a near full tub of sour cream that I don't want to go to waste.
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JaronK is of course most famous for his massive thought experiments into placing classes into tiers. While a kind of nifty idea, and a decent enough way to think about stuff, his particular tier assignments were basically insane. Apparently the criteria he used was to assign classes relative strength based on what bullshit he personally would let them get away with at 20th level.

So Factotums were rated very highly, because apparently he would let them use Rokugan-exclusive skills with Forgotten Realms-exclusive weapons from the back of MM2 templated warbeasts. But Rogues suck donkey dick, becuase he wouldn't let them use Use Magic Device to read scrolls of Planar Binding. It was a very surreal argument.
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And to think the system was immortalized in OOTS. As a general rule, I try to avoid all tier discussion there because it's the De Facto system at BG, and I'm not going to change anyone's mind.

Besides, I think if most people are pressed, they will admit that it's just an estimate, anyway, and that results can vary from table to table.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #281 on: February 07, 2011, 09:04:17 PM »
Q45 I'm looking for some movie I saw some years ago. The plot took place in some future scenario where a detective dude (protagonist) got a job from stereotypical attractive woman who had a sister who got herself kidnapped because she had discovered A NEW ELEMENT(!!!). The terrorists who kidnap the sister wanted this element so they could release it into the atmosphere and then upload themselves onto the internet because this new element would kill all of humanity. Somewhere at the end they find themselves inside a game of Half Life. Anyone happen to know the name of this particular movie?

Could you possibly mean a modernization/cinematization of Cat's Cradle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat%27s_Cradle)?

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #282 on: February 08, 2011, 07:08:32 AM »
Q47 What's good with sour cream? I used to hate it, but recently found it's great with homemade tacos. But I'm out of tacos, and now have a near full tub of sour cream that I don't want to go to waste.

You looking for dip recipes or other?  It'll be easier to find stuff if I have some idea of your cooking ability.


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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #283 on: April 07, 2011, 01:27:07 AM »
Q 48
I accidentally added a misspelled word to my Firefox dictionary -- how do I get rid of it?

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I think in this case the grammar is less important than whether the Str and Dex bonus provided to your created undead scales.

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If you stop ignoring 289 pages telling what the intent is to stretch "more power" in your own god complexion of your interpretation trumps all to cover ability adjustments from aging then I will ignore a quarter page of rules that exist within a sidebar.
I think in this case the grammar is less important than whether the Str and Dex bonus provided to your created undead scales.

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #286 on: April 18, 2011, 10:30:22 PM »
Q49: Anybody got a link to a good veterinary database site?

Here's the thing. One of the family dogs is sick. He puked a lot of blood about half a week ago (apparently several times as he tried to head to the back room. Since then he's been puking up some yellow-whitish substance every once in a while, and he's puked blood again at least once since (I wasn't around). We took him to the vet, initially they said "worms", then they said "pancreatitis". Thing is, I did some quick research about it and I don't think that's what he's got. First, because he had one hell of an appetite coming back home, and second, because his belly was supposed to be really tender - I just squeezed the little guy up and he didn't so much as sneeze.

I'm worried more about my sister than him, since the bastard has given me grief ever since they brought him home, but still, I don't want him to die.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #287 on: April 20, 2011, 01:13:25 AM »
Q49: Anybody got a link to a good veterinary database site?



I can send a bunch of links but I've no idea how good they are. 

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #288 on: April 20, 2011, 01:35:47 AM »
If I can get any idea WTF my dog has, it'll be worth it.

I'm counting on you to screw this one up, uncle kitty.  :D

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #289 on: May 05, 2011, 07:36:41 PM »
Q50: I intend to formally take up Kung Fu lessons soon. What should the world expect?
Gendou Ikari is basically Gregory House in Kaminashades. This is FACT.

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #290 on: May 05, 2011, 07:44:19 PM »
Q50: I intend to formally take up Kung Fu lessons soon. What should the world expect?
A 50

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #291 on: May 05, 2011, 08:03:42 PM »
Q50: I intend to formally take up Kung Fu lessons soon. What should the world expect?
At least a Class X-2.

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #292 on: May 05, 2011, 08:23:15 PM »
expect to be bored? expect to be disappointed? expect to make matrix jokes...
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #293 on: May 05, 2011, 08:24:36 PM »
Q50: I intend to formally take up Kung Fu lessons soon. What should the world expect?
At least a Class X-2.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #294 on: May 05, 2011, 09:28:13 PM »
Q50: I intend to formally take up Kung Fu lessons soon. What should the world expect?
At least a Class X-2.

Dude, I ain't nowhere near MASTERING it yet. Won't be for at least a couple of decades.

...THEN we can talk about Class X-2. Assuming I don't simply accidentally enslave mankind first. (My soon-to-be teacher mentioned the learning of pressure point acupressure techniques.)
Gendou Ikari is basically Gregory House in Kaminashades. This is FACT.

For proof, look here:

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Final Fantasy 7
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Get yours.[/SPOILER]

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #295 on: July 12, 2011, 03:37:10 AM »
Q51
Is there a formal (or "official") term for fallaciously attributing a fallacy to someone's argument?  Something like "The Fallacy Fallacy", or some such?

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If you stop ignoring 289 pages telling what the intent is to stretch "more power" in your own god complexion of your interpretation trumps all to cover ability adjustments from aging then I will ignore a quarter page of rules that exist within a sidebar.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #296 on: July 12, 2011, 04:32:09 AM »
Q51
Is there a formal (or "official") term for fallaciously attributing a fallacy to someone's argument?  Something like "The Fallacy Fallacy", or some such?
A 51

It's probably not technically official, but I believe we agreed on "Monkey Circlejerk Fallacy" in a thread on these boards.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #297 on: July 12, 2011, 01:47:38 PM »
Q51
Is there a formal (or "official") term for fallaciously attributing a fallacy to someone's argument?  Something like "The Fallacy Fallacy", or some such?
IIRC, the Fallacy Fallacy is "your argument is fallacious, therefore it must be false."
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #298 on: July 12, 2011, 02:33:10 PM »
Found the thread. It's the Monkey Masturbation Fallacy.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #299 on: July 12, 2011, 02:40:14 PM »
Found the thread. It's the Monkey Masturbation Fallacy.
I'd prefer Fallacy Fellatio.
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