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  1. Mr. Robot (spoilers).... 'cause I suck at this stuff

    I, for one, didn't buy it even when he said that it was his birthday, but he kept it a secret from everyone.
  2. Disappointed to see that Nemesis Games didn't even make it on the long list. Was there even a campaign for it? I didn't read any of the ones that were on the long list but didn't make it on the short list, so I can't judge.
  3. Mr. Robot (spoilers).... 'cause I suck at this stuff

    I greatly enjoyed the episode, and yes it did feel like Breaking Bad, but it's one of the reasons why I liked it so much. This was perhaps the greatest example that the fsociety, while brilliant hackers, suck at other more mundane stuff. In one episode we get to see them royally screwing the FBI, and at the same time being screwed themselves.
  4. Video Games: No Man's Pie

    Built AWC fast, built Guerrilla Tactics School fast, build Proving Ground fast. And need power relays for them. Too many and not enough resources or time. And I really like the game, too. I already beat it once but without Ironman mode. And now I got some mods and the Shen DLC.
  5. Should Immortals Have to Live on another Planet?

    Perfect timing to have found this article on the dangers of space travel. We really need that Trek deflector dish.
  6. Should Immortals Have to Live on another Planet?

    And by the time they get there we would have passed a new law stating it's ok for them to be on Earth.
  7. Should Immortals Have to Live on another Planet?

    No, I'm referring to the dangers of space travel: radiation, micro-asteroids, equipment failures that can lead to disaster etc. And if none of this happens, even immortals can go insane cooked up for so long in a confined space.
  8. What's annoying you today? Part the grievous

    Drained my car battery by leaving the interior light on. Except I don't recall turning that light on. I had to have a co-worker pick me up and he was nice enough to bring a battery charger. I need to buy one of those things, in case this happens again.
  9. Video Games: No Man's Pie

    Too late, I deleted the campaign, and will start over. But I seriously doubt I will try ironman again. In my experience, the game is not that salvageable. In this particular case I lost 2 soldiers (one of them the SPARK) within two turns, and the rest were in serious trouble. I highly doubt I could have saved many of them. And the few left at the base were already wounded, too. That's what annoys me about the game, the healing process takes too long, and sometimes a soldier takes 3 point damage and is gravely wounded, other times they are only wounded. I was also two points away from the Avatar project being complete. I was planning to hit a black site after this mission, but I would not have had the manpower to do that mission after this disaster. And I seldom have resources to buy new recruits. I generally have to save my supplies for equipment upgrades, and occasionally a new facility built. Things were going ok, until I hit the backspace key.
  10. Video Games: No Man's Pie

    Disaster struck in my XCOM2 campaign. I didn't realize that pressing the backspace key would end my turn, I kinda hoped it would stop a soldier's move for some reason. In a retaliation mission which should have been manageable with 6 guys, half of them high rank, I ended my first turn after moving only one guy in the range of enemies, which alerted five enemies to my presence, and left the rest of the squad exposed. And I'm playing the ironman mode, so no backsies. I left the game in disgust before I could watch my entire squad get decimated, and essentially end my campaign. Now I have to start all over again. For the... fourth, fifth time. I lost count
  11. This is insane. I was rooting for Grimm, actually in that category, though AKA was my close 2nd. But because of a bunch of assholes, some other deserving show didn't even get on the ballot. Ridiculous. If next year, one of The Expanse episodes isn't on the list, I'll be pissed.
  12. Should Immortals Have to Live on another Planet?

    No, immortals should not be sent to another planet. First of all, you mention nothing of space travelling technologies that would allow the immortals to safely travel and then colonize another planet. If such technologies have not evolved in parallel with the medical wonders of this future, then space travel alone can be a death sentence even to these immortals. Second, I believe immortals should become the caretakers of this planet. Call them overlords, gods, or whatever else, but while their primary thrive as living beings to procreate may become a low priority, it could be replaced by the thrive to live in a paradise. If idiots today don't care about ensuring their descendants' future of living in a healthy environment, maybe immortals would care that at least they should live in a good environment. Of course, this could lead to the immortals securing a little piece of the world just for them, and using all of the planet's resources to maintain and protect this little piece, while the rest of the world withers away. But we gotta be optimistic about these things.
  13. I was rooting for Uprooted and Seveneves, but Fifth Season is not a bad win. And I thought that Mad Max was going to win it, seeing as how many professionals highly praised it. But my biggest head scratcher is how My Little Pony made it on the list of drama short form. Does it really fall on the drama side?
  14. Mr. Robot (spoilers).... 'cause I suck at this stuff

    I don't have one, and while that is plausible, I just hope it's not the case.
  15. Video Games: No Man's Pie

    Mount & Blade II Bannerlord siege defense battle.