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  April 14 Season 8 Game of Thrones
Posted by: crispier taco - Yesterday, 11:31 AM - Forum: Music, Movies, and TV Shows - No Replies



Who's excited? This is going to be a hot mess but we'll see a lot of low-importance characters frivolously murdered off now that they don't need to be saved for arbitrary plot contrivances and weird filler arcs

Hamfisted fanservice and boring conclusions incoming, I'm going to love hating this

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  Bradford Tuckfield is a data scientist in New York.
Posted by: crispier taco - 14-03-2019, 02:42 PM - Forum: Everything Else - Replies (3)

Watch a data scientist misunderstand their own data and make sweeping comments about all culture

Quilette often talk about interesting things but also, Bradford is an idiot

Tinder data scientists Wrote:“the bottom 80% of men (in terms of attractiveness) are competing for the bottom 22% of women and the top 78% of women are competing for the top 20% of men.”

Using this and some similar data Bradford suggests:
Bradford Tuckfield Wrote:If these findings are to be believed, the great majority of women are only willing to communicate romantically with a small minority of men while most men are willing to communicate romantically with most women. The degree of inequality in “likes” and “matches” credibly measures the degree of inequality in attractiveness, and necessarily implies at least that degree of inequality in romantic experiences. It seems hard to avoid a basic conclusion: that the majority of women find the majority of men unattractive and not worth engaging with romantically, while the reverse is not true. Stated in another way, it seems that men collectively create a “dating economy” for women with relatively low inequality, while women collectively create a “dating economy” for men with very high inequality.

I sort of feel like Bradford failed to address the variables of effort and taste in taking good profile photos, innate sexiness vs whether or not people are fit/well dressed/wearing the correct amount of toner. Like, maybe one possible bit of advice is: try harder at being sexy if you want to be sexy. Some things (eg: facial symmetry) are difficult to change without some serious surgery and money but many things are not

Instead:
Bradford Tuckfield Wrote:As Western civilization declines or at least frays at the edges, the ways our culture has developed to deal with the gap in the attractiveness distribution are receding and dying. Young people enter the equality-inducing institution of monogamy later and later or not at all, spending more time in a chaotically unequal polygynous dating world. Monogamy itself is weaker, as divorce becomes easier and even married people often report encountering “dead bedrooms” in which one or both spouses feel no obligation to give a partner who they do not regard as sufficiently attractive access to sexual experiences. Religious belief is in constant decline, and with it declines the belief in the dignity of celibacy or the importance of anything other than hedonism (sexual or otherwise). Even fairy tales that for centuries helped us understand how to live charitably with each other are disavowed and cultural tastemakers like Time Magazine and the BBC denigrate them as sexist.

What kind of dickhead takes three or so constrained bits of data and then describes monogamy as sexual income redistribution

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  The Order by Netflix is a good (enough) supernatural teen show
Posted by: crispier taco - 12-03-2019, 04:01 PM - Forum: Music, Movies, and TV Shows - Replies (4)

It has werewolves and instead of vampires they have members of a hermetic order (there are potions, magic spells and spooky runes)

They have all the usual sideline boring characters but have given them deep character flaws and made them better.

The poorly defined nature of the magic will make it ripe to be ruined over the course of it's third or fourth season as it rehashes the same plot points with villains of increasing ridiculousness wielding more powerful magic mired in contradictions to previous soft rules. But the first season was good and they've set themselves up for a second season which will probably also be good.

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  Wargroove - place your bets
Posted by: NZs no.3 - 03-03-2019, 02:04 PM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - Replies (5)

So Wargroove has been out a month and I've sunk in quite a few hours to it.

I have little complaints (that will be patched out anyway) and its scratching my Advance Wars itch well..


I thought I would make a post with a few battles that are going on for people to place their bets on the winner/s for each map.

I will continue to give some updates through the match but once you've locked in your choice - that's it.

Prizes? No idea. You can be smug about being right and I'll change your name on the forum to "Chief Strategic War General" or some shit and your own group to match.

Anyway, heres 3 games we have going:

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This map is called Island X and is a remake/port of the same map from Advance Wars. This is a team game. It's myself and $ilent$sun vs Wumblemuppet and a mate of mine Ben Switch (insert nickname here?).

(notice all these maps are waiting on $ilent$suns turn - a recurring theme) (but not as bad as Mark).


Anyway, we are blue and red team on the right, and the other two are purple and green. Wumblemuppet is using a commander unlocked from the campaign that I am going to cry about being OP cause I want to bitch and don't have that commander yet.

The islands are connected by 1 bridge, and we have a couple ports each and average income. Left side will have 100 more income a turn to purple team.

Verdict: this match could go either way. It's easy to fuck up, but I do have a battleship which is in range of many land units. Wumblemuppet still needs to get his around and in range. Lets see where it goes!

(see poll for bets).



Next map is:

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The name escapes me right now but this is also an Advance Wars remake by me.

This is not a team game, and is just your standard FFA. I'm blue, womblemuppet purple, Ben Switch green $ilent$sun red.

Should be a good game. To early to say who's gonna do what really. Gonna be a bit of a fight over the middle (no duh).




And finally the third map:

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Now in this map it's already gone to shit. Womblemuppet is orange and was pretty uncontested when it came to claiming the middle. He only had to kill a couple of dogs while the rest of us got trolled by wagons. So the better betting condition for this map is how many turns until Womblemuppet wins I guess. I'm light blue, Ben green, $illent$sun black.

The map name is Singing Sands and is a map from the game itself, no Advance Wars port this time.


GO VOTE ON THE POLLS

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Thumbs Down Trailer for new season of Cowboy Bebop
Posted by: crispier taco - 28-02-2019, 10:15 AM - Forum: Degenerates - Replies (1)

There is 1 account awaiting activation. Please go to your ACP to activate the user. Go to the ACP.

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  Yakusoku no neverland ruined my life
Posted by: ████ - 26-02-2019, 09:20 PM - Forum: Degenerates - Replies (6)

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this anime looks , sounds, and feels horrible. It has made my day-to-day life worse in a measurable, impactful way (I watched episode 1).

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  Question Time 2019
Posted by: crispier taco - 12-02-2019, 10:49 AM - Forum: Unrealpolitik - Replies (11)

Today (Tuesday, 12Feb2019) is this year's first New Zealand Question Time.

Will Jami-Lee Ross ask a wild question? Will Marama Davidson or other Green spokespeople ask hard questions of the coalition? Will Speaker Trevor sigh sadly as Gerry Brownlee whines about something trivial???

So excited can't wait, from 2pm today on parliament TV, or tune in here sometime for my barely coherent take on it all

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Rainbow FREE WATER BOTTLE
Posted by: crispier taco - 07-02-2019, 09:53 AM - Forum: Unrealpolitik - Replies (2)

spend only $150 what a steal

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what soccermom demographic is this appealing to

who looks to get deals like free water bottles but also does their weekly shopping at New World

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  KoL's 2019 IotM Arbitrarily Rated.
Posted by: Jargonion - 03-02-2019, 05:35 PM - Forum: Unrealpolitik - Replies (1)

EDIT:

Hello. This was originally titled "KoL's IotM Arbitrarily Rated.". If you came here for that reason, I am sorry. Contact the admin, and he will compensate you for any financial issues you can prove this has cost you. I will link here, without external update, the thread discussing this change.

With the turn of the year, KoL outdated all of the Items of the Month from 2017. We lost a lot of greatness: The source terminal providing epic food/booze, and providing a scaling number of a chosen enemy appearing on schedule per day. The witchess set removed a great +ml and +stats potion, an awesome quality +50% item booze, and a meat drop boosting food. On top of that, it also provided 5x free scaling fights per day, with the bosses dropping phenomenal gear. The snojo was a loss of 10 free fights. The floundry was a shame, as it gave a strong piece of gear per day, and could advance certain quests at the same time. RIP protonic backpack and li'l orphan tot. All around, 2017 was a top tier year.

So, what did we get this year?


The Kramco Sausage-o-Matic™
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This item is so neat. Although it is another of-hand, it gives free fights against a sausage goblin. Nobody's 100% sure howto predict the goblin's appearance, but it seems to be almost 100% per turn, increasing with each non-goblin combat, and decreasing with each goblin combat. 

Pros:

Free fights!
The goblin drop sausage casings which you can stuff to give free turns!

Cons:

Takes up an off-hand slot already occupied by the latte.

Score:

Topdog Topdog Topdog / Topdog Topdog Topdog Topdog Topdog
Neat! Great potential once 2020 rolls out and the latte is out of standard.

Lil' Doctor™ bag
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This is an accessory! Every n+5 combats, you get a call to go heal some random dipshit with a random healing item in a random zone. Completing these quests gives you n+500 meat, and after 5 completions upgrades the item's enchantments. What's the enchantment? Mostly just hp regen per turn.

Pros:

Is not another off-hand.
Gives +3 free fights per day.
Gives +3 banishes per day.
Gives +3 20% delevels AND +200% item drop for that combat per day

Cons:

I think I already all my accessory slots accounted for.
Who cares?

Score:

Topdog  Topdog Topdog / Topdog Topdog Topdog Topdog Topdog

Wake me up if further upgrades give me something to care about. The free fights and banishes alone give 2x Topdog

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  Wargroove out tomorrow
Posted by: NZs no.3 - 31-01-2019, 06:33 PM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - Replies (3)

Hey all, Wargroove is out tomorrow!




If you like Advance Wars (old GBA series) then we finally have a game that brings that back which many have tried to promise for years!

Turn based strategy game with cool Commanding Officers (special powers basically), cool units, maps and more! Made by the guys who did Starbound which is interesting.

I've been waiting for a good modern take of Advance Wars for a long time and still play them on my GBA from time to time.

This game comes out on PC and Switch etc. tomorrow for the ok price of 30$ nzd. I pre ordered cause I'm a schmuck* and buy shit If I like the look of it. 


BONUS: crossplay day 1! I can play PC players etc. from my switch.



*Im going to a Mortgage Adviser on Thursday next week and man I just know im going to get torn apart about my typical young guy no-care-in-the-world spending. Shes gonna be all "wtf is Steam link and Sony Store Eur and why the fuck does it keep turning up almost everyday" "What the shit do you keep buying from Ebay" "Did you just buy Lego?** holy fuck you aint ever getting a house"

So yeah that will be fun.



**I just bought a sweet ass Lego set BRAND NEW AND SEALED cause I snipe me some good deals. Check it out its a fucking pirate ship:
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  Watch Slavoj Zizek slide in and out of German during an interview
Posted by: crispier taco - 30-01-2019, 10:37 PM - Forum: Unrealpolitik - No Replies



also actual content is standard Slavoj brilliance

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  Hera Lindsay Bird New Zealander of the Century
Posted by: crispier taco - 30-01-2019, 01:16 PM - Forum: Unrealpolitik - No Replies

Never have I been more into Leonardo Da Vinci


then go check out her poems Witi Ihimaera can get in line

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