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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2018, 16:46 BobBob
 
Enjoy a sci-fi story? Got 5 minutes? All input is welcome and desired:

L.E.S.

Advise downloading and viewing in your desktop picture viewer for a better, faster zoom.

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News Comments > Valve's Cliffe Arrested; Suspended
55. Re: Valve's Cliffe Arrested; Suspended Feb 3, 2018, 19:30 BobBob
 
I have zero sympathies for sex offenders. There shouldn't be a registry. They should never have the option to again participate in civilized society. They always repeat. Always.

Mandatory. Life imprisonment. No parole. No plea bargaining.
 
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News Comments > Valve's Cliffe Arrested; Suspended
41. Re: Valve's Cliffe Arrested; Suspended Feb 3, 2018, 00:43 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 2, 2018, 11:20:
Being arrested means the police believe there's sufficient evidence for you to be charged for what they believe you did. Being detained means they have a reasonable suspicion you did something illegal, but not sufficient proof. You can be detained for up to 72 hours at which time they either need to charge you or cut you loose. And no, that doesn't mean they can keep detaining you over and over. The only exception I know of is you can be interred indefinitely under the Patriot Act if you're a suspected terrorist but that's obviously not the case here. This report doesn't make any sense however. You're only booked after you're arrested. You don't get booked if you're only being detained. Bail is granted by a judge at an arraignment, which only happens after an arrest.

This sort of "reporting" should be illegal. The damage it can cause a person is irreversible. Even when people are completely exonerated the damage to their reputation is done and no one ever looks at them the same way again. Particularly when it comes to sexual assault.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2018, 00:11 BobBob
 
I decided to make a flowchart of a story I've been writing.

Do you have any thoughts on the story? Does the plotline make sense? Anything unclear? Boring? Engaging? Do you think you know what's happening?

I've written much more written - details of characters, dialogue, technology, events, LES sessions, etc. I can't put everything in a flowchart.

Thanks. Book

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2018, 20:57 BobBob
 
I've been struggling with a chapter. It's easy for me to get into the complex or philosophical aspects of a story. This is a small excerpt from a journal written by the protagonist who is a scientist. He's explaining his training background in The Company and how he learned certain survival skills, which explains how he can hide while creating a time chamber. Curious if my writing style is well paced or slow, clear or muddy, interesting or boring, etc.


"The Company" is just a filler until I come up with a better organization.

Here it is.


All feedback and brutal criticism welcome.

Thanks.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 19, 2018, 13:02 BobBob
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 19, 2018, 02:04:
BobBob wrote on Jan 18, 2018, 15:24:
Each of us was either an engineer, researcher, or scientist. Therefore, none of us had the prowess, know-how, or inclination for physical combat. Much less to debilitate an armed assailant.

Which sentence best follows:

  • So, they taught us methods on how to isolate a perceived threat from ever making contact with us.


  • So, they taught us methods on how to isolate a perceived threat before it made contact with us.


  • So, they taught us methods on how to isolate a perceived threat before it could make contact with us.

  • 3 imo. the 'could' preserves the hypothetical aspect of the preceding sentence. 2 implies contact was actually made; 1 is kinda awkward cuz 'isolate' doesnt work well with the predicate. 'prevent' would work better.


    Thank you. Isolate is used on purpose. He uses a special technique to isolate knowledge of himself as a theme. He's a scientist that uses a defensive weapon which contains a memory loss serum, so that he can remain in hiding while he works on his time chamber. He stole technology from a company (working for them on a similar project) and uses the weapon to stop its agents from capturing him. He doesn't want to leave behind a trace of himself. There's a bunch of twists. He's basically using what the company taught him to isolate himself from the company itself.


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    News Comments > Petroglyph Sought Star Wars: Empire At War Sequel
    18. Re: Petroglyph Sought Star Wars: Empire At War Sequel Jan 18, 2018, 21:41 BobBob
     
    I felt that Red Alert 3 and RA3 Uprising were superior games.

    *Flame Retardant Suit On*

     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2018, 15:27 BobBob
     
    RedEye9 wrote on Jan 18, 2018, 15:14:
    BobBob wrote on Jan 18, 2018, 14:56:
    Do you plan to disclose this demo / repair to a potential buyer?
    Blue will abide by the laws that pertain to his home sale.
    https://www.realtor.com/advice/sell/disclose/
    https://www.dos.ny.gov/forms/licensing/1614-a.pdf


    Thank you Mr. Spokesperson.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2018, 15:24 BobBob
     
    Each of us was either an engineer, researcher, or scientist. Therefore, none of us had the prowess, know-how, or inclination for physical combat. Much less to debilitate an armed assailant.

    Which sentence best follows:

  • So, they taught us methods on how to isolate a perceived threat from ever making contact with us.


  • So, they taught us methods on how to isolate a perceived threat before it made contact with us.


  • So, they taught us methods on how to isolate a perceived threat before it could make contact with us.


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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2018, 14:56 BobBob
     
    Do you plan to disclose this demo / repair to a potential buyer?  
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    News Comments > Petroglyph Sought Star Wars: Empire At War Sequel
    13. Re: Petroglyph Sought Star Wars: Empire At War Sequel Jan 18, 2018, 14:54 BobBob
     
    Whatever made C&C great was lost in the transition.  
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2018, 22:12 BobBob
     
    Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 21:16:
    BobBob wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 11:55:
    So I purchased Grim Dawn via the Steam Winter Sale. Other than wearing out my index finger, is there a point to this game?
    Did you play Diablo, D2 or other ARPG and enjoy it? If not, why did you buy GD. If so, please explain what you think is missing...

    I played Torchlight 2. It was fun.

    What is missing: WASD. I would like the option to move forward or backward and strafe left or right -- while aiming.

    I like Grim Dawn a lot, but I wish the gameplay mechanic was more advanced. It's fun but unnecessarily 'bullet hell' vs. requiring tactical and skilled movements and attacks.

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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2018, 17:46 BobBob
     
    jdreyer wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 16:58:
    Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 14:40:
    NKD wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 11:11:
    Kid was afraid of getting an injection so the parents didn't take him to the doctor until he was already hallucinating and convulsing. Can't imagine what it's like to beat yourself up over that...

    It's a terrible, terrible story...

    Never underestimate the power of doubt. Parents probably doubted it had rabies and that their son was infected. Also, maybe some lack of knowledge of rabies is to blame as well.

    I feel bad for those people, they most likely lost their world.
    I think rabies has passed out of common knowledge largely. When I was a kid, rabies would come up several times a year and my dad even shot dead a rabid raccoon. But I haven't heard anyone talk about it for years.

    All you need to know is in this documentary.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2018, 17:44 BobBob
     
    jdreyer wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 16:50:
    BobBob wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 11:55:
    So I purchased Grim Dawn via the Steam Winter Sale. Other than wearing out my index finger, is there a point to this game?

    Weren't you fascinated by the deep, complex characters and rich, detailed plot?

    Kind of. The lore is the most interesting part. The writing is decent.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2018, 12:34 BobBob
     
    Cutter wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 12:32:
    BobBob wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 12:28:
    Cutter wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 12:24:
    BobBob wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 11:55:
    So I purchased Grim Dawn via the Steam Winter Sale. Other than wearing out my index finger, is there a point to this game?

    Is there a point of living in California when it's going to drop into the ocean one of these days?

    Sure. I just got back from a long walk with my dog along the oceanside. Most of my fellow walker / joggers were wearing shorts and t-shirts.

    Besides .. Given the way things are going, the fallout will kill us first.

    Well there you go. There's no real point to anything is there? In the end all of it ends. And you don't need to be clicking in ARPGs, just hold the mouse button down.

    If I did that, the character would end up walking to places that are unsafe. How often do you close your eyes and keep walking forward?
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2018, 12:31 BobBob
     
    BTW: Is there a point to your posting here?  
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2018, 12:28 BobBob
     
    Cutter wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 12:24:
    BobBob wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 11:55:
    So I purchased Grim Dawn via the Steam Winter Sale. Other than wearing out my index finger, is there a point to this game?

    Is there a point of living in California when it's going to drop into the ocean one of these days?

    Sure. I just got back from a long walk with my dog along the oceanside. Most of my fellow walker / joggers were wearing shorts and t-shirts.

    Besides .. Given the way things are going, the fallout will kill us first.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2018, 12:25 BobBob
     
    Cosplay looks like the embarrassing and creepy side of gaming culture.  
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2018, 11:55 BobBob
     
    So I purchased Grim Dawn via the Steam Winter Sale. Other than wearing out my index finger, is there a point to this game?  
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    28. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2018, 18:15 BobBob
     
    I understand what is taught in our history and the concepts of civil rights. I do question the truth of what is taught to us .. if it's a reality or a fantasy. As soon as there is mention of 'rights' be it civil or natural, one should always question them because the arrow of justice can be pointed in different directions using the same exact language with a different intention or meaning. Hence, my question of what is considered violence, is similar to when asking what is a human right. As defined by the victors of a struggle or something more fundamental? That sort of thing. I hope I'm not sounding crazy.  
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