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by Botef
Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Picking Winners and Losers Again
Replies: 10
Views: 1847

Re: Picking Winners and Losers Again

I don't know about destroying 8 billion in business...that is 8 billion more that a business like mine will be bringing in instead of paying outrageous swipe fees.
by Botef
Fri May 06, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Criticism of the OBL raid?
Replies: 20
Views: 1226

Re: Criticism of the OBL raid?

I wasn't trying to imply we knew or should have know he was there...More speculating that the timing of the raid was in part out of fear UBL would catch wind of what was in the gitmo leaks and leave town.
by Botef
Fri May 06, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Criticism of the OBL raid?
Replies: 20
Views: 1226

Re: Criticism of the OBL raid?

I don't think dropping 2000lbs bombs on an affluent neighborhood of retired generals would have been very well received, even if there weren't any children present. What really peeks my curiosity though is the timing of this operation in conjunction with the gitmo leaks. There is quite a bit within ...
by Botef
Mon May 02, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: They Got Bin Laden
Replies: 30
Views: 1617

Re: They Got Bin Laden

Here is a good article about his compound.

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/05 ... -compound/

And some pictures from the outside.

http://cryptome.org/eyeball/obl-kill/obl-kill.htm
by Botef
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Muslim vs Mormon and free speech
Replies: 77
Views: 3261

Re: Muslim vs Mormon and free speech

"I think Comedy Central totally fucking pussed out. Now, they weren't any different than anyone else, so it's not like you can single them out. But I think it would've been an important statement for one media outlet in America to stand up. That was one of my most disappointing moments as an A...
by Botef
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Public Schools Teach Union Rights?
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: Should Public Schools Teach Union Rights?

In my 8th grade civics class we briefly covered unions, along with how a sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC and corporation is formed and operated. Given the context of the class some discussion on unions was quite appropriate and applicable to the curriculum presented.
by Botef
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Edge
Replies: 21
Views: 853

Re: The Edge

by Botef
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Politicizing the supreme court
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: Politicizing the supreme court

When it comes to running for office I'd say analyzing a candidates spouse/family is already a fairly routine affair.
by Botef
Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: Congresswoman Giffords
Replies: 90
Views: 2608

Re: Congresswoman Giffords

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.c ... hp?ref=fpb

He must have been pretty far out there if even the ATS crowd, who believe in things like reptilians and Planet X, questioned his mental health.
by Botef
Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Shaman Spirits
Replies: 11
Views: 2145

Re: Shaman Spirits

Pril wrote:
shalath wrote:Out of interest which super cool spirit are you trying to get?


I want the spirit Chuck Norris. But he's ultra rare.


But you would fail summon spirit every time! Nobody summons Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris summoned the world. That's why we're here.
by Botef
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: picking the winners and losers
Replies: 39
Views: 1182

Re: picking the winners and losers

CC processing companies also get revenue from the business' that take your card...My business loses about 3% on every CC sale we make, including debt cards. I won't comment on the consumer end, but I've seen all kinds of shady things on the business end of it. PCI DSS compliance is probably the bigg...
by Botef
Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: wow wiki leaks bullshit
Replies: 67
Views: 2102

Re: wow wiki leaks bullshit

The yellowcake in question here was documented and under the supervision of UN inspectors until they were booted out after Bush's ultimatum to Saddam.
by Botef
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Improvements to Dayblind
Replies: 41
Views: 6214

Re: Improvements to Dayblind

This wouldn't apply to duergars, but maybe an option could be to make innate darkness function like sun shadow when its used in daylight, and function like the darkness spell everywhere else.
by Botef
Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Class Balance and Abilities
Replies: 20
Views: 3073

Re: Class Balance and Abilities

If the ability to rescue off a specific mob was also extended to mob AI as a power it could actually be pretty useful, there are a number of situations where mobs should be rescuing the main boss but just stand around until its too late. Scorx fight is a good example of where that could be utilized ...
by Botef
Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: wow wiki leaks bullshit
Replies: 67
Views: 2102

Re: wow wiki leaks bullshit

Lieberman is also pushing some new legislation to change the espionage act to make it illegal to publish the name of a source for intelligence, I'm assuming to try and dissuade newspapers from publishing anything. I doubt it will pass, but who knows given the current response to all of this. Lieberm...
by Botef
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Class Balance and Abilities
Replies: 20
Views: 3073

Re: Class Balance and Abilities

Illusionist - Rainbow pattern could probably use a land rate improvement, but it still won't get much use primarily because tendrils does the same job for you with the added bonus of damage and slow (albeit untargeted) but also because crit avoidance is not too significant in zoning situations, cert...
by Botef
Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: ebooks
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: ebooks

I actually run a textbook buyback program out of my shop as an extra source of income. While I can't speak for how the book publishers value things, one aspect of valuing used books is the potential future lifespan of the book. Books on physics, economics, architecture, etc often hold their value be...
by Botef
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Current Events & Politics
Topic: TSA groping
Replies: 92
Views: 2749

Re: TSA groping

I don't agree with the idea that airlines are a prime target because 'rich' people use it either. I think the real reason is that its one of the few functions of commerce that can be easily manipulated with very little effort. The people who fly are of little significance. There are very few element...
by Botef
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Direction
Replies: 105
Views: 13322

Re: Direction

The problem I see with pwipe and eq sinks like these is that it contributes to the 'treading water' feeling we already have, doing the same things we've done a million times over again not really progressing towards anything new and unseen. As others have said there is nothing preventing me from enj...
by Botef
Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Direction
Replies: 105
Views: 13322

Re: Direction

Another thing to consider with degrading eq...what about people who rent for a few years, are they going to come back to a broken char? Are they even going to bother repairing all their gear so they can play again? We don't want to discourage old players from coming back with time sinks that keep th...
by Botef
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Direction
Replies: 105
Views: 13322

Re: Direction

On the subject of Tia items, I wouldn't do a whole lot to them. One point I would make is that the Tia eq out there, particularly the ones with procs, have made the game a heck of a lot more enjoyable for me over the last few years and kept me logging in. Chimera, magi staff and fheal sleeves have m...
by Botef
Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Direction
Replies: 105
Views: 13322

Re: Direction

I want to see more fights that present challenges that require some tactics beyond bringing the right classes, stuff that keeps everyone at keys and on their toes and gets people to be creative in how they win. Fights like Kartak in Twisted Rune are a great example I think. ChP is a lot of fun too, ...
by Botef
Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Rangers
Replies: 9
Views: 1538

Re: Rangers

I always liked the Called Shots on EW for entering combat. Different called shots became available as you leveled up, and each shot had a different potential effect, i.e. head shot stunned, eye shot blinded, heart shot did triple damage, leg shot reduced mobs movement points, arm shot disarmed weapo...
by Botef
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: RPQ Sphere - Applications & Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

Re: RPQ Sphere - Applications & Discussion

A clearer definition of RP rewards, if any, and how a player can work towards earning them. One off RP events tuned towards zone groups, like FNAT. The major campaign run by the last RP sphere was pretty awesome, especially the finale zone. RP campaigns pitting different guilds against each other (o...
by Botef
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Nostalgia: Cheats you abused the hell out of
Replies: 40
Views: 3051

Re: Nostalgia: Cheats you abused the hell out of

I used to mud constantly at school because the teachers had no idea what telnet was and assumed lots of typing meant work getting done. The only people who were ever wise were the IT people who would bitch about using up too much bandwidth. Tibek and another friend of mine used to roll chars and wai...
by Botef
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: MUD Client Help
Topic: Anyone use Windows 7 and unable to use CMud or ZMud?
Replies: 6
Views: 2486

Re: Anyone use Windows 7 and unable to use CMud or ZMud?

Did you install Zmud to C:\Zmud\ or to C:\Program Files\Zmud? Often times with Vista or Win7 you need to install Zmud to C:\Zmud\ because of an addressing problem in the executable.
by Botef
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: plz fix !aggr bug
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: plz punish nolu

MOB: XXXXX TRIGGER ;; Neglos
FLAG: 1
CHANCE: 0
DELAY: 0
TRIGGER: 7 ; Enters room
ACTION: 25 ; Kill
Nolu
~
DONE

All fixed.
by Botef
Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: move school back 30 minutes because kids are tired?
Replies: 17
Views: 731

Re: move school back 30 minutes because kids are tired?

We are talking about 30 minutes...Do you think going to bed 30 minutes earlier would have the same impact as the results of this study?
by Botef
Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: move school back 30 minutes because kids are tired?
Replies: 17
Views: 731

Re: move school back 30 minutes because kids are tired?

Bullshit? I dunno about that. I went to bed early all the time in high school and it didn't make a lick of difference about how tired I felt the next morning. My first period classes were always rough regardless of the number of hours of sleep I got. I don't see why your so worked up about this...wo...
by Botef
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Liberal media crops out knife held by "peace activist"
Replies: 15
Views: 658

Re: Liberal media crops out knife held by "peace activist"

Actually until just a few days ago Israel was still prohibiting items like soda, juice, jam, shaving cream, potato chips, cookies, candy and a variety of herbs, including coriander. Part of the problem is that Israel likes to portray the blockade being only for weapons and materials related to such ...
by Botef
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Liberal media crops out knife held by "peace activist"
Replies: 15
Views: 658

Re: Liberal media crops out knife held by "peace activist"

Interesting article about the lead up to this incident. http://dailynewscorner.com/israels-flotilla-raid-involved-espionage-sabotage/1716/ You also may or may not have heard but Iran is now sending aid ships and a naval hospital vessel to Gaza, though they plan to port and bring the aid through the ...
by Botef
Mon May 31, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: a question about zmud/cmud
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: a question about zmud/cmud

I'm not sure about win7, but with Vista you need to install zMud to C:\zMud\, not Program Files, or else you get an error. Might be worth a shot.
by Botef
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Getting Cancer getting easier by the day...
Replies: 26
Views: 946

Re: Getting Cancer getting easier by the day...

I just lost my father to cancer a month ago, he was 53. He was diagnosed in March 2009 as a stage 4 kidney cancer patient. At the time there was, despite the late stage of his condition, every reason to believe his life could be prolonged by going through treatment. He did very well up until the end...
by Botef
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq
Replies: 44
Views: 2295

Re: WikiLeaks. US Military Killing Innocent Civilians in Iraq

An interview from Wired with Ethan McCord, one of the authors of the above mentioned letter. http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/04/2007-iraq-apache-attack-as-seen-from-the-ground/#more-23793 DR: Do you support Wikileaks in releasing this video? EM: When it was first released I don’t think it was d...
by Botef
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Its sad when neo nazis are more civilized
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: Its sad when neo nazis are more civilized

This used to be a regular issue around here every year when the AN would have their yearly march. Lots of people would show up and yell back at them and the occasional fight or rock throwing would give the local media something to talk about for the next week. After years of anger and complaints abo...
by Botef
Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Private Corps Defeats Obama Admin. Warrantless Email Access
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Private Corps Defeats Obama Admin. Warrantless Email Access

I suppose you could chop this up as a win for privacy, but its rather frustrating that these cases get dropped the moment they feel they might lose. Kevin Bankston's comments on the case sum that up pretty well. http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/04/government-backs-down-yahoo-email-privacy-case Whil...
by Botef
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Ipad article
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Ipad article

I've been yammering on about how the internet is slowly shifting our needs for memorization for a lot of years now, mainly because I've seen it slowly happening to me. I en liken it to memorizing the dewy decimal number for a particular book rather than memorizing information the book contains. Its ...
by Botef
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Doctors, Nurse Practitioners and Medicare
Replies: 26
Views: 790

Re: Doctors, Nurse Practitioners and Medicare

While I agree with most of your viewpoints here about compensation and incentive, I'd have to disagree about quality of service. NP's are in most general situations able to provide the exact same standard of care as a real MD and imo are often more attentive than a doctor is to symptoms and signs of...
by Botef
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: gender identity and restrooms
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: gender identity and restrooms

*lesbian trapped in a man's body joke*
by Botef
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Government Supports Funeral Protesters, Orders Family to Pay
Replies: 51
Views: 1475

Re: Government Supports Funeral Protesters, Orders Family to Pay

I might be wrong, but I could have sworn O'reily said the other day that the father didn't even know there were protesters present until later that evening when he saw it on the news.
by Botef
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Democrat Party Leader Uses Federal Government to Silence Man
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: Democrat Party Leader Uses Federal Government to Silence Man

AP adds that "Several federal officials say the man made dozens of calls to Pelosi's homes in California and Washington, as well as to her husband's business office, reciting her home address and saying if she wanted to see it again, she would not support the health care overhaul bill that was...
by Botef
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Obama Administration Approves Targeted Killing of US Citizen
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Obama Administration Approves Targeted Killing of US Citizen

I think Diso is referring to Yaser Hamdi, the American citizen who was detained at Guantanamo after capture in Afghanistan, not the guy in the OP article.
by Botef
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: RP Points
Replies: 22
Views: 2621

Re: RP Points

Yea thats true Malia, but remember that you used to once upon a time get bonus prestige for killing things like dragons which has since been changed to be 1 prestige per 1% xp after 50.
by Botef
Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: RP Points
Replies: 22
Views: 2621

Re: RP Points

Well prestige and RP Points are two different animals. It also would unfairly reward melee classes. Drahken (Illusionist) has 2000% xp which is pretty damn high for a mage and his prestige is just barely over 8200. There is no way your going to reach 15000+ prestige via leading, or even xp, with the...
by Botef
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 3983

Re: Healthcare Reform

Not being much of an expert on this issue, I would be interested in any theories on why healthcare only started to become a problem in the last 15-20 years or so. It seems like people used to have no problem with their healthcare costs. I think maybe people just have less money and more debt these ...
by Botef
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: pizza tax
Replies: 45
Views: 1014

Re: pizza tax

Yea can't say I ever recall MSG being banned. In fact, most Chinese restaurants gave me the impression it was a decision they made for their customers preferences as they proudly hang "No MSG Added" signs in the lobby.
by Botef
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Bush on Al Qaeda and Iraq
Replies: 40
Views: 1118

Re: Bush on Al Qaeda and Iraq

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell Addresses the U.N. Security Council February 5, 2003 http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2003/02/20030205-1.html But what I want to bring to your attention today is the potentially much more sinister nexus between Iraq and the Al Qaida terror...
by Botef
Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: smoking and advertising to youngsters
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: smoking and advertising to youngsters

I actually on some points agree with you on the advertising aspect, be it tobacco or alcohol. On that same tip, I really wouldn't put much weight in ads directly leading to smoking. That is a pretty big leap with out a lot to back it up aside from product recognition. I'm not a woman, but I could pr...

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