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Messages - Funt Solo

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 17 January, 2020, 10:17:29 pm »
Sorry: didn't mean to derail the thread. [Backing away slowly...]

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 17 January, 2020, 09:00:05 pm »
But keep on voting...

No, Funt, it's not about not voting...

I just can't have a straight discussion with you if you do that circular bullshit thing on me. You brought up voting in the first place. I responded about what you said. Now you're saying what you said isn't relevant.

If what you say isn't relevant, then why are you saying it?

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Film & TV / Re: The Witcher Netflix Series
« on: 17 January, 2020, 06:09:26 pm »
I know it's a mistake, but I'm itching to.play the games now.

I've read the books and watched the show: so the games are also calling me. I'm resisting on the basis that they'll be an enormous time sink.

I always loved Xena's sense of fun, so I find comparisons from that vector endearing.

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 17 January, 2020, 06:02:22 pm »
It's human-induced climate change that's the problem (see pages and pages of evidence), so (yes), humans can do something to alleviate the issues. But only if we get organized (governance). Gaia is not going to save us.

Unfortunately, neither are traditional aboriginal cold burn practices. Those are still done in some places, but not all terrain is suited. There is a problem where traditional practices have been banned, and so in those areas the fire danger is worse than it could be. But that's a sideshow compared to the overall warming of the planet, which takes us back to my first paragraph.

I wonder about your suggested way forward: it seems to be that we should stop voting, and then everything will miraculously be fine. I don't see how you've reached that conclusion, because it doesn't seem to follow any kind of logical sequence of thought. Sitting on our hands won't reduce global temperatures.

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Books & Comics / Re: Existing Comic Reviewers wanted
« on: 16 January, 2020, 10:15:53 pm »
I'm on the look out for someone who can review comics that don't exist!

I can review Sherlock Rees-Mogg and the Mysterious Case of the Radical Populists, a new non-existent graphic novel where Sherlock is challenged to explain the rise of populism in modern culture. There's a great scene where Boris Watson tries to escape (from climate terrorists) along a zip-line but gets stuck half way across.

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 16 January, 2020, 07:12:09 pm »
BBC has a strip of dedicated coverage on their front page:


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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 13 January, 2020, 06:57:05 pm »
So we're all agreed on a massive cull?

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General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 13 January, 2020, 06:12:44 am »
Mention of which makes me think of this (which I have on a paper bag from when I was a young lad):


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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 10 January, 2020, 07:26:11 pm »
I think China has the right idea: rather than quash dissent, they simply move everyone into re-education centers, from which they (sometimes) return, entirely cured of their wrong thinking and now happy, well-adjusted citizens (not paralyzed with fear or traumatized or even filled with tamped-down rage at the injustice).

Also, climate change can be avoided by simply ignoring it.

[/sarcasm]

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General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 10 January, 2020, 07:13:05 pm »

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Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 09 January, 2020, 05:18:24 pm »
He spends a lot of time alone in hedges - he probably he has one.

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Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 09 January, 2020, 03:25:19 pm »
Gandalf skill sheet:

  • Flashlight
  • Moth-parseltongue
  • Handy with a sword
  • Summon Shadowfax
  • Friend to Eagles
  • Magic Smoke Rings
  • Fancy Fantasy Fireworks
  • Explosive Pine Cones
  • Mimic-a-Troll
  • Forest Fire
  • Anti-Balrog Shell
  • Charm Werebear
  • Resurrect Self

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Oh yeah, and (on topic), the Force blah blah.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 08 January, 2020, 10:33:14 pm »
The news report I saw mentioned that Trump's military staff were surprised that he chose that option when it was presented.

It's a bit disturbing that from Trump's perspective he's just playing a Choose Your Own Adventure.  If you wish to assassinate one of the leader's of a nation state, turn to entry #57. If you wish to have a burger instead, turn to entry #39.

...

#39: You die of heart disease.

...

#57: Everyone dies in World War III.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 08 January, 2020, 06:43:45 pm »
Typical US double-think going on as they assassinate an Iranian enemy and then insist that the Iranians "started it".  US government == playground bullies, but the playground is the Earth.

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 06 January, 2020, 10:26:44 pm »

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