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  1. If I were that guy, I'd show up to work tomorrow morning like normal. If someone questioned me, I'd point to the federal court filing by the Justice Department where the administration admitted that Trump's tweets should not be taken literally as government policy.
    4 points
  2. The idea is that you set a basic Active Point level, and that powers higher than that have to take a lower Real Point limit at a rate of -1 Real Point per +1 Active Point. It doesn't change how Limitations apply, so you'd have to reduce the Real Cost with whatever Limitations against the Active Points are necessary. For example: a GM sets a 50 Active Point target for their game. A power could have 60 Active Points, but a max of 40 Real Points; 75 Active Points with a max of 25 Real Points; or any combination. The GM could of course set limits so that ridiculous v
    3 points
  3. Cancer

    In other news...

    Perhaps more precisely: incremental improvements are never once-and-for-all fixes, despite what marketing would have you believe.
    3 points
  4. Politics, like 24 hour cable news, is a completely broken business. The American people have allowed this. Ideological dogma, confirmation bias, and rabid tribal fanaticism have replaced reason, respect and our sense of 'true brotherhood'.
    3 points
  5. mattingly

    Jokes

    Tell me about your peelings.
    3 points
  6. I bet he just meant he's been leveling up on World of Warcraft.
    3 points
  7. https://www.thefarside.com/new-stuff/174/trump-tear-exhibit
    2 points
  8. https://www.thefarside.com/new-stuff/168/sherlock
    2 points
  9. archer

    Jokes

    A woman wants to know if her 3 future sons-in-law will be trustworthy so she decides to take them one by one on a walk and pretend to slip and fall into the water to see what they will do. And so it goes. On the first walk, she pretends to slip and falls into the water. The first son-in-law takes of his shoes & coat and jumps in the water. The next day there is new family sedan parked in front of the house. There is a letter for the son-in-law which says: Thank you for saving me, here is your new car. – Your mother-in-law The next day the woman tries to do the same walk
    2 points
  10. Pariah

    Jokes

    In a restaurant tonight I ordered some fried potatoes. But the server misunderstood me, and brought me Freud potatoes instead. The good news is they taste just like Mother used to make them.
    2 points
  11. I would argue that just because you have a high PRE doesn't mean you have to use it anymore than a high STR character has to use their full STR. And remember Acting is a PRE skill, so with a high PRE you could *act* like a inconsequential schlub. 🙂
    2 points
  12. Badger

    In other news...

    I learn it from a heavily saturating rain,
    1 point
  13. MSN gave a gentle, incomplete version of the story. The Daily Mail gave more detail and gave enough context to show just how stupid Rudy's performance was. He's kind of like the grandpa you have to sit down and have The Talk with about how he has to give up his driver's license because he can't see to drive and isn't aware of his surroundings anymore. But this is someone needing to talk to Rudy about giving up his law license because he can't remember the judge's name or enough details about the case he's supposed to be arguing in order to be able to present it.
    1 point
  14. Twilight

    WWE Snark-Free Zone

    I'd question the point of ever letting Orton win the title but then, I'm notoriously anti Orton.
    1 point
  15. I tried to read that article, and I had to give up after two minutes because the stupid was too painful. And I spend most of my days with teenagers.
    1 point
  16. I've been recording it and am a couple episodes behind. I was impressed that it was trying to avoid the CW teen angst trap, an then realized it wasn't a CW show. I should have realized it was canceled, after all I was enjoying it....
    1 point
  17. Are you using HERO Designer? If you're not, the easiest solution is to step back an edition or two and reinstate "Transfer."
    1 point
  18. Pariah

    The "Nice Happy" Thread

    'I will remember this for the rest of my life': John Fogerty on rerecording classic songs with his kids
    1 point
  19. Valentine's Day candy.
    1 point
  20. All the turkeys they didn't sell by Thanksgiving, two days after the power outage.
    1 point
  21. Cancer

    More space news!

    Earlier this week came a note backpedaling on the phosphine claim; some calibration errors in one dataset, and then it seems that the feature identified as PH3 is perhaps better explained as a blend of a couple of S02 lines ... and SO2 is already known to be important in Venus's atmosphere. Though I didn't know abotu the calibration issues, the alternative identification for the spectral feature is towards the top of my list of reasons I was pretty skeptical of this stuff in the first place.
    1 point
  22. 2020 in a single image, via Gary Larsen:
    1 point
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  24. Maybe they aren't one of the Knights Who Say 'Kneel'.
    1 point
  25. I am in complete agreement with you on that one.
    1 point
  26. I kind of want to buy the Judge a beer because he has to put up with this #$#$
    1 point
  27. 1 point
  28. unclevlad

    Coronavirus

    CDC's data is from this morning; it doesn't have the numbers from today. Today was the 2900, ergo the extremely high rate. To be sure, it was one Very Bad day. And I looked at our daily numbers; they're inconsistent, albeit with no obvious pattern; and the last day on the daily numbers charts is the 13th. But 2900 is a TON, and unless the data is wildly inconsistent as to reporting lag, I don't expect this is going to be the only Very Bad day. BUT, it also raised the 7 day average over at the NY Times; it's 77.8. NY Times says an average of 1635 for the last 7 days, so that's 1 per
    1 point
  29. Old Man

    Coronavirus

    Australian fools, putting lives ahead of the economy like that! And thereby saving the economy! How dare they make us look so bad!
    1 point
  30. I am again reminded of a series NPR did during the debates over the ACA, comparing the health insurance systems of various countries (IIRC, US, Canada, UK, Germany, Switzerland and Japan). Quite diverse; all gavbe better outcomes at lower cost than US. It's not that single-payer (or any other) is clearly and uniquely "best": It's that we in the US must be doing something uniquely wrong. (And perhaps more than one something.) Dean Shomshak
    1 point
  31. I would absolutely do this.
    1 point
  32. Cancer

    One Off

    OT: I've taught that course. mete
    1 point
  33. I ran a campaign years ago in which the heroes all had an "ultimate" power, not unlike various video game characters. These were high active point powers, but had so many limitations that the Real cost was fairly low (mostly stuff like Burnout, lots of Extra END, various Side Effects, etc.). Most of these powers were purchased on their own, outside any power framework. Mostly it worked okay, because the players had a sense of dramatic story-telling and only used their ultimate power when the chips were down and it was the only way to turn the tide of battle. But there were a couple of time
    1 point
  34. A full bottle o0f Earthquake Pills that are not effective against roadrunners. NT: Subtle signs your relatives don't give a **** whether you catch Covid this thanksgiving.
    1 point
  35. Pariah

    Jokes

    This might be the worst joke I have ever heard. If you don't post it on Facebook, I will.
    1 point
  36. Logan.1179

    Jokes

    I just found out that Aaargghhh is not a real word. I can’t tell you how angry I am at this.
    1 point
  37. Logan.1179

    Jokes

    Midwives deserve a lot of respect. They really help people out.
    1 point
  38. I don't have a link, but Pfizer just released a statement that their vaccine is 95% effective, about the same as the Moderna one's preliminary results. Both are looking to be far, FAR more effective than I'd hoped any new vaccines would be. Isn't the flu shot doing well to hit 50% most years?
    1 point
  39. Syringe of coronavirus vaccine. Apparently, the CDC got directives from The Donald on the best way to distribute.
    1 point
  40. Breakfast cereal. I just buy them for the toys...
    1 point
  41. Trump is now known as 'White House Karen' on Twitter
    1 point
  42. Matt the Bruins

    Coronavirus

    Some good news for a change: Moderna is reporting interim results of their Covid-19 vaccine trial considerably more effective than those of the Pfizer vaccine that recently made headlines. The icing on the cake is that Dolly Parton helped fund the research. Also, immunity after recovering from Covid-19 may be much longer-lasting than researchers had previously feared.
    1 point
  43. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
    1 point
  44. Ray Sunnear is the Sun Summoner. He randomly drafts monsters into existence to help out with whatever scheme he has going on. He treats the monsters like his pets, and they reciprocate his affection. He allows them to wander around his estate when not on a mission. CES
    1 point
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