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by Lindir The Green
22 Jan 2008, 03:05
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: American elections
Replies: 30
Views: 2095

Re: American elections

Also, only two candidates will ever have a hope in hell of even getting more than 1% of the vote, because the american populace has been socially engineered into believing that there can only be two possibilities. That's been proven to reliably happen when voting is done by plurality instead of run...
by Lindir The Green
22 Jan 2008, 02:59
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Cloverfeild
Replies: 36
Views: 3101

Re: Cloverfeild

It was at one point considered possible for global warming to cause a temperature drop in the northern hemisphere.

It is not still considered possible.

And the hurricanes over continents were laughably stupid.
by Lindir The Green
18 Jan 2008, 22:30
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: New Hampshire primary results.
Replies: 68
Views: 5222

Re: New Hampshire primary results.

A wholesome voting system relies on the fact that people vote with their personal interest, not some external force of social pressure. Social pressure encourages people to vote without any sense of responsibility, since it's worse to not vote than to vote without thinking. This is getting circular...
by Lindir The Green
16 Jan 2008, 23:38
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: New Hampshire primary results.
Replies: 68
Views: 5222

Re: New Hampshire primary results.

Ugg, read what I'm saying, you're worse than I am. "I shouldn't care about my vote because my vote doesn't count, and therefore, social pressures to vote aren't bad". You don't really understand a voting system at all, do you? I read what you were saying, and I understand a voting system. My unders...
by Lindir The Green
15 Jan 2008, 19:50
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: New Hampshire primary results.
Replies: 68
Views: 5222

Re: New Hampshire primary results.

An individual vote counts for just as much as every other vote. Yes it counts, if it doesn't count there is no reason to vote at all. Fundamentally the concept of "everyone being obligated to vote" is the most destructive thing you can do to a democratic sociaty. A particular vote only counts becau...
by Lindir The Green
15 Jan 2008, 04:18
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: New Hampshire primary results.
Replies: 68
Views: 5222

Re: New Hampshire primary results.

In reality, an individual vote does not count. For democracy to work at all, there has to be a reason to vote, and since an individual vote does not matter, the reason has to be social pressure. Hence the I Voted stickers. I personally think that an instant run off system would be better than what w...
by Lindir The Green
10 Jan 2008, 00:21
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: New Hampshire primary results.
Replies: 68
Views: 5222

Re: New Hampshire primary results.

I think that Obama thought that he could ride through the primary just by being likable, but now he's going to have to take stands and unveil proposals instead of just supporting change in general Currently Obama has very wide support, so taking positions would inevitably alienate some people, but i...
by Lindir The Green
04 Jan 2008, 03:47
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: What did you get! Consumerism-mas!!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 3913

Re: What did you get! Consumerism-mas!!!!

For Christmas I got War and Peace.
by Lindir The Green
06 Nov 2007, 21:43
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Firearms.
Replies: 210
Views: 11474

In America, also, women are exempt from the draft. I'm fine with this, as there are a number of reasons, both physical, psychological, and practical, why it should be so. In general I have problems with "the draft" to begin with. IMO in a circumstance where drafting into military service is necessa...
by Lindir The Green
06 Nov 2007, 18:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TA Derivative Balancing Theory Discussion
Replies: 254
Views: 14168

I just stumbled into this thread. stuff *lightbulb appears above my head* *paradigm shift* That is the most interesting thing I've ever read online. I saved it to a text file. I always thought of strategy as when people know the game and try to outguess each other R/P/S style, but it's more. A game ...
by Lindir The Green
23 Oct 2007, 02:46
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Many lulz at protestors
Replies: 53
Views: 3964

Those signs are funny like Mallard Fillmore is funny.
by Lindir The Green
21 Sep 2007, 17:35
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: What's cheap in USA and Expensive in UK?
Replies: 24
Views: 2272

Mormons are also rare in the rest of the world.
by Lindir The Green
17 Sep 2007, 21:44
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: What do you read often?
Replies: 24
Views: 2499

Read the Silmarillion and the Children of Hurin.
by Lindir The Green
12 Sep 2007, 17:28
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Post 2183!
Replies: 44
Views: 2368

This is my 804th post.

It is... A momentous achievement. I'd like to thank my family, and the many public connections I've used to make this possible. Especially the one at my old school, and the one at my current school.

I look forward to posting more in the future, and going for 805.

Thank you.
by Lindir The Green
10 Sep 2007, 22:40
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Address Space Usage XP vs. Vista
Replies: 49
Views: 4813

What I dislike about Vista: It's slower and less compatible. 1st one is unavoidable, because of the added stuff, and the updates are fixing it. 2nd one will hopefully be slowly mitigated as new programs are made available for Vista. What I like about Vista: It has a better interface and much better ...
by Lindir The Green
07 Sep 2007, 03:38
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Free space flight!
Replies: 10
Views: 1158

Sub orbital is for n00bs.
by Lindir The Green
07 Sep 2007, 03:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how many fps u got ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2901

60ish during air combat test, 30ish fps during heavy battles on slow maps. I have shadows, reflective units, fairly high unit and terrain settings, 2x AA (it causes lines in the explosions, but still makes stuff look better) and 1440 x 900 resolution. It would be higher without Vista :evil: But Vist...
by Lindir The Green
04 Sep 2007, 19:16
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Avalanche
Replies: 14
Views: 1730

It's definitely no Winterbells.

But I can't play Winterbells with a trackpad, so this'll have to do.
by Lindir The Green
27 Aug 2007, 17:21
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Which is better?
Replies: 18
Views: 1830

The blog is faster, but I like better how Darkstars looks.

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