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Zeropoint

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Zeropoint last won the day on November 19 2015

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  1. Can it push things off tables and shelves, and get . . . uh, wood fibers and bits of wire on my clothes?
  2. I continue to find it irritating that people use the word "drone" to mean "quadrotor".
  3. A Christmas tree made of meth and beach findings? Must be from Florida!
  4. I agree. I thought we'd been making progress.
  5. Not only does BMI completely fail to account for variations in lean muscle mass and differences in build, it is also biased against tall people: it measures mass divided by height squared, when (proportions being equal) mass should track with height cubed. Also, because of the square-cube law, taller people need to have proportionally thicker limbs to maintain the same strength to weight ratio. With a height of 6' 4", I don't think I could get down to a "normal" BMI without looking kind of scrawny . . . and BMI says I'd have to get down to 151 pounds before I'd be considered "underweight". That's absurd.
  6. That technology was lost in the Interregnum, along with fuses and circuit breakers.
  7. This is clearly a woman who weighs the same as a duck. Don't piss her off.
  8. Wow. Talk about sloppy eaters! It's impressive to see a motherhecking star just get . . . ripped apart like that, though!
  9. But we did know of his strong anti-intellectualism and the way he managed to run more than one casino into bankruptcy and the way he managed to make a New York real estate business have worse ROI than an index fund. We knew he didn't care for best practices and that this disdain hurt his operations. His fixation on the Central Park Five and his continuing insistence on their guilt after their exoneration clearly demonstrated his refusal to accept evidence. Uh . . . I can only assume that you, not being American, didn't pay much attention to his presidential campaign. His virulent racism was quite openly displayed. We watched him "inflame the social and racial divisions within American society to his own benefit" during that campaign. That was his main strategy. His disregard for the law was evident. I don't know why anyone would expect that he'd treat the Constitution any differently. He was well known as a fraudster and someone who refused to honor agreements when there was a financial benefit to be had. New York contractors made no secret of including a "Trump tax" in their dealings with him to ensure they got paid enough up front, because they knew he'd refuse to pay the rest of the bill after the work was done. I'll give you . . . half of this. It's true that we didn't know just how much power Russia has over him, but we did know he was in bed with them. Like the snake in the old story, we knew what he was when we picked him up. Anyone who expected him to dramatically change who he is and how he operates just because he got elected was a fool.
  10. Trump's presidential term hasn't revealed anything about him that we didn't already know. I absolutely can and do blame Americans who voted for him the first time, because we--the nation, collectively--had all the information we needed to know exactly who and what he was. The people who voted for him did so out of either a willful and culpable choice to remain ignorant of his qualities, or awareness of those qualities couple with a decision that those qualities were either excusable or even desirable. No one is in a position to say, "Yeah, he's bad, but I didn't know." We all knew. The people who voted for him knew what they were voting for.
  11. Hmm, interesting. My first impulse was to stat it as a seven-shot Autofire burst, but you could also raise the damage and apply Reduced Penetration.
  12. Zeropoint

    Gods in RPGs

    Maybe gods don't intervene directly in the mortal world because they're too powerful; or from their perspective, the mortal plane and all that lives there is just too delicate. What would happen if Godzilla tried to fight crime or help at a soup kitchen in downtown Tokyo? Godzilla's mere presence in your city causes massive damage, tens of millions of dollars worth of loss, and probably some injury and death. Even when he's on your side, you don't want him showing up in your home city unless things are VERY dire. How much more powerful is a god than a Godzilla?
  13. You know, I used to like Star Trek as a franchise.
  14. Streaming services would be great if there were ONE, with all content (at least all that a particular viewer were interested in), for less than what cable costs. When there are a dozen streaming services, and a viewer's desired content is spread across them all, and their aggregate cost is the same or greater than a cable subscription . . . welp, we're right back to pirating being the optimal solution.
  15. Elan has come a long way since the early days of the strip.
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