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Re: 2k17 /pol/

Didn't they approve a law that decriminalized hitting protesters with a car? Exactly for this kind of scenario? Working class Americans have no time to waste with lazy ass lefties blocking the road In like two states, and struck down when they realised it was absurd. And antifa are pretty much disp...
by Professor Hangar
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:46 am
 
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Re: Mislabeled Filenames

Oh hey, it's an Australian toilet north of Alice Springs.

I swear I found a frog somewhere in every public toilet there, in one case hiding under the rim of the bowl and desperately clinging when I flushed.
by Professor Hangar
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:22 am
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mislabeled Filenames
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

From nazi riots to self driving cars, how fast. The confirmed fatality (not counting a police helicopter crash which could be anything at this point) was a counter-protester. Don't see how the literal nazis are meant to come off as 'both sides are bad' here, they're the ones calling for genocide. Th...
by Professor Hangar
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:15 am
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

Trying to say that instead of 'Middle Eastern', or the dreaded 'Muslim'. There's some huge holes in this story, and if they're trying to stop racist backlash obviously that ain't gonna work, it's not like that needs facts to feed itself. It sounds like there's some huge issues no one wants to clarif...
by Professor Hangar
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:48 pm
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

imblyings wrote:into those communities? It feels more like the mainstream news trying to find any hook whatsoever in their local events to manufacture outrage with.

Well, duh. When was the last time they did literally anything else?
by Professor Hangar
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:10 pm
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

When it comes to rape, Britain and 'the usual suspects' I was expecting more 70s celebrities and politicians.
by Professor Hangar
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:49 am
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

There's a definition of a proper empire; a nation that exerts its power over other nations and surrounding areas with military force to conquer and rule, and generally establishes some form of infrastructure to maintain it. The Assyrians are usually called the first known empire for their behaviour,...
by Professor Hangar
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:18 pm
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

A general rule of racism is that it's always way more complicated and way more stupid than you could possibly imagine at first glance.
by Professor Hangar
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:22 pm
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

The French being stereotyped as surrender-monkeys has handily erased that they used to own a quarter of Africa.
by Professor Hangar
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:43 pm
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

I wouldn't be surprised if there weren't a lot of full on dark skinned people in the Roman Empire, but they rarely talked about race in phenotypes as we know them much (and likely didn't have anywhere near the same idea as we did; most dwellers of Germany and Britain would have been considered sheep...
by Professor Hangar
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:29 am
 
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Re: Excessive ammunition types

I had a big post but the forums ate it. Probably just as well. Basically, probably a good idea to get rid of excessive ammo types and consolidate, except where it serves a purpose. Syndicate revolvers :revolver: are meant to be used somewhat discreetly on the station, so it makes sense that they'd u...
by Professor Hangar
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:32 pm
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: Excessive ammunition types
Replies: 54
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

I pay attention to American politics basically as an ongoing black comedy.
by Professor Hangar
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:29 am
 
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Re: Excessive ammunition types

ExcessiveCobblestone wrote:"elemental ammo" is pretty tame considering we have literal wizards and magic in the game imo.

Wizard and cult magic is fairly restricted to its own users, at least.

I wonder what Wizard vs Cult looks like.
by Professor Hangar
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:29 am
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: Excessive ammunition types
Replies: 54
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Re: Simple Questions Thread

Back on goonstation the mint would function as intended, I think it got broken somewhere along the way.

Being fat was more its own thing back then, with its own sprites and being able to swallow monkeys whole.
by Professor Hangar
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:49 pm
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Simple Questions Thread
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

Or being paid tens of thousands of dollars for 'speaking engagements'.
by Professor Hangar
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:23 am
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

I'm not sure I buy the evil rich people are in a conspiracy, collectively or individually, to keep everyone down idea. I'm more into the idea that their hoarding of wealth has the effect of punching down, either as a means to the end of power/wealth or as a result. But I guess I find it hard to ima...
by Professor Hangar
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:31 am
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

The middle class was also a result of a number of things; post-WW2 getting a shitload of people killed so remaining labour had leverage, said leverage also coming from industrial actions and unions forcing employers to pay workers living wages, and as a result them being able to buy nice things, and...
by Professor Hangar
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:30 am
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

History books and varied history lessons/interests But yeah, mortgages were because the majority of a country's wealth ended up in real estate I believe. And wealth that doesn't get used doesn't benefit the economy. That allowed people to mortgage their house and spend the money if they wanted, whi...
by Professor Hangar
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:13 pm
 
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Re: Simple Questions Thread

Speaking of, how does Bacchus' Blessing actually work?
by Professor Hangar
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:16 am
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Simple Questions Thread
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

I'm still a bit fond of fluorescent light bulbs that whole less electricity used thing also saved money on electrical bills and the life expectancy of incandescent bulbs was always dogshit. Also helped that next to no heat output made them easier to be around on a sweltering summer night. with curr...
by Professor Hangar
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:49 am
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

Problem is, screeching, stamping and demanding change NOW NOW NOW is basically the only way you're getting things changed any time remotely soon. A few people being gigantic babies and flaunting pollution because muh nostalgia is a small price to pay, and their children won't understand what all the...
by Professor Hangar
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:09 am
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

Stuff made in China is fine when it's done under total foreign supervision every step of the way so they don't cut corners with cheap materials, skip out on testing, make finished exteriors with no interiors, etc. High end and low end stuff is both made in China, it doesn't mean much. Chinese busine...
by Professor Hangar
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:18 am
 
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Re: ITT: We make shitty suggestions and come up with poor id

I was thinking more



I'll have to see if that works.

Also stitched-together bodies should require a chemical solution and an electric shock to revive.
by Professor Hangar
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:26 pm
 
Forum: Ideas
Topic: ITT: We make shitty suggestions and come up with poor ideas.
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

Well yeah, but we're also 'programmed' to have kids at 12, shit in the woods and murder everyone from the village across the valley. We've been pretty off-script ever since we invented agriculture.
by Professor Hangar
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:52 pm
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

Like, maybe a valid grievance with globalism is that powerful people can outsource a country's problems rather than deal with them, and it's starting to come back to haunt them, but the USA is still definitely the beneficiary of global exploitation overall. But even then that's just an over-abstract...
by Professor Hangar
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:45 am
 
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Re: ITT: We make shitty suggestions and come up with poor id

Make legs and arms swappable via surgery.
by Professor Hangar
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:51 am
 
Forum: Ideas
Topic: ITT: We make shitty suggestions and come up with poor ideas.
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

lets employ the neoliberal classic of "keep the bubble afloat until my generation dies" it'll be great to finally be on the other end of that shit for once. I'm surprised that everyone, not just neoliberals, don't employ this kind of reasoning. There is literally nothing to gain from sacr...
by Professor Hangar
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:29 pm
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

They're tricky to predict though. Key words for people trying to time bubbles: The market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.

We're gonna have one hell of an economic crisis cascade, I bet.
by Professor Hangar
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:32 am
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

China has a shitload of people with a lot of money desperate to get good investments since all property in China is effectively government owned and their economy is basically one big artificially inflated bubble. And it's in the interest of a LOT of people for the various property bubbles in the US...
by Professor Hangar
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:31 pm
 
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Re: Speed up augment surgery!

Upgradeable surgical tools would be cool and fix a lot of problems, and it's easy enough to add them to the R&D listing and the Protolathe and/or Robotics Fabricator menu. (I presume)

Laser and/or diamond scalpel? Diamond saw? Robotic hemostat/other thingy?
by Professor Hangar
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:20 am
 
Forum: Coding Feedback
Topic: Speed up augment surgery!
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

As I said, this is entirely pragmatic; those illegal immigrants are going to need healthcare sooner or later, and it's far, far cheaper to pay for preventative care than to have them show up at emergency rooms when it's too serious to turn them away and give them bills they have no chance of paying.
by Professor Hangar
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:20 am
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

Quality costs, the US has superior patient care in every way compared to socialized medicine, it just costs more. Lol, it doesn't. You pour way, way more tax money into the system and get higher bills than 'superior patient care' could ever justify. It isn't some kind of min-maxing scenario, you're...
by Professor Hangar
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:20 am
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

The government's paying for healthcare one way or another; emergency rooms can't turn away someone with a life-threatening condition, so people without money or insurance have to wait until their untreated illnesses reach critical levels and then go in for treatment. The hospital bills them but does...
by Professor Hangar
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:50 am
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

While the Democrats big plan to make people actually care about what they have to say again is 'Give tax breaks to businesses!'

The USA didn't win the Cold War, it's just losing last.
by Professor Hangar
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:41 am
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

The cost Trump whined about with trans people in the military is the tiniest drop in the bucket compared to everything else the DOD wastes money on, like a fancy new jet that can barely fly. Anyway, literally the only way you're impacting the rate of illegal immigrants is to actually enforce the law...
by Professor Hangar
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:30 am
 
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Re: Mislabeled Filenames



clown victim of cakebomb.wmv

EDIT:

Admin event.wmv
by Professor Hangar
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:27 am
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mislabeled Filenames
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Re: Simple Questions Thread

I mean, I can handle R&D like a champ, and even try to be helpful, but when it comes to toxins I tend to forget what little I ever actually knew quickly. I made some decent bombs once following the guide carefully but can't get it to work again. I probably could be good at botany if I didn't get...
by Professor Hangar
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:20 am
 
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Topic: Simple Questions Thread
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

To be fair, it's not like reality has been very impressive of late.
by Professor Hangar
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:31 pm
 
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Re: let's talk about the NULL crate

So?
by Professor Hangar
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:21 am
 
Forum: Ideas
Topic: let's talk about the NULL crate
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Re: spess doodles

DemonFiren wrote:lewd secborg instead
vibrating batons were invented first

also my personal headcanon is that the third hand slot is between a borg's legs

Kryten?
by Professor Hangar
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:19 am
 
Forum: Thinking Cap
Topic: spess doodles
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Re: Simple Questions Thread

And here I still struggle with basic plasma and oxygen tank bombs, and thought it was a breakthrough when I used the air pump to fill the oxy tank to full with supercooled oxygen. Maybe not a simple question but an almost philosophical one: is there a point where it's acceptable to say you're probab...
by Professor Hangar
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:02 am
 
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Re: let's talk about the NULL crate

So more fun, more toys, and more things for security to do that isn't validhunting? If all else fails they can give the tator items to R&D to both destroy them and get kosher improvements on them.
by Professor Hangar
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:57 am
 
Forum: Ideas
Topic: let's talk about the NULL crate
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Re: Maintenance Equipment - It's Not Just Junk!

Maybe sec should consider more options than 'kill if possible antag, ignore if not'?
by Professor Hangar
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:56 pm
 
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Maintenance Equipment - It's Not Just Junk!
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Re: Maintenance Equipment - It's Not Just Junk!

Probably would help to make possession of antag gear more owning contraband than giving the round away and enabling validhunters and executions. The meta will adjust eventually. Also might make things more interesting for other game modes when such antag gear is normally unobtainable. And hell, even...
by Professor Hangar
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:32 pm
 
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Maintenance Equipment - It's Not Just Junk!
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

A couple of Greens politicians down under had to quit their seats because they'd forgotten to renounce their dual citizenship, which they may not have even been aware of. Which has brought up further issues when another MP may have to resign his seat if his mother applies him for Italian citizenship...
by Professor Hangar
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:05 am
 
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Re: What is THAT meme?

Togopal wrote:Were all the gibberish phrases once unironically said at one point?

They originate from way back in the day, possibly on goonstation, mostly poorly spelled idiocy from idiot players that became memes.
by Professor Hangar
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:01 am
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is THAT meme?
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Views: 12432

Re: Trucks

Miners are slowly becoming Rock Raiders.
by Professor Hangar
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:57 am
 
Forum: Coding
Topic: Trucks
Replies: 55
Views: 11652

Re: 2k17 /pol/

IIRC, the 'wage gap' is poorly represented since it's not necessarily women being paid less for the same work, but jobs which typically have more women than men- teaching, for example- pay way, way less than traditionally male jobs with a similar level of work. Then again, there's pretty much an inv...
by Professor Hangar
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:56 am
 
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Re: 2k17 /pol/

IIRC, the BBC is in its usual state when there's a conservative government in power; desperately trying to appear 'bipartisan' so it doesn't get its funding hacked to pieces again, and is still accused of being Communist propaganda anyway. The realisation that most 'liberals' are actually centrists ...
by Professor Hangar
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:05 am
 
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Re: Stupid Reasons We've Seen For Calling The Shuttle

"DON'T MAKE ME TURN THIS SHUTTLE AROUND"
by Professor Hangar
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:22 am
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Stupid Reasons We've Seen For Calling The Shuttle
Replies: 75
Views: 10546
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