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  1. NHL Playoffs: Stanley's Suitors

    The Nashville Subbans win a goddamn great game to watch. Well, except for the part where Fiala's leg exploded. Fuck the Ducks. And since I didn't post my predictions and don't care about the West: Preds in 7 Oilers in 6. Fuck the Ducks. Rags in 6 Caps in 7, as much as I want it to be the Pens. As weak as they looked against the Leafs, they play the same type of forecheck as CBJ that gave the Pens a lot of trouble, except their offence is more potent. Lacking both Letang and Murray, I don't think the Penguins defense can hold enough all series to overcome the more reliable Capitals. So, I think the Caps take the series, the Pens score more total goals than the Capitals, and that I would 100% not be surprised if the Penguins do pull it out, but it'll take some players turning hot at key times.
  2. US Politics: Passing Gas In Public is Abhorrent Behavior

    Gorsuch wasn't even his; he was handed that opportunity by a sentient malevolent turtle.
  3. NHL 2016 - The Kids Are Alright

    Kapanen turning into a phenom is still a worthwhile trade for the Pens because I don't see them winning the Cup last year (or possibly even the playoffs) without Kessel.
  4. *bursts into thread without reading it* The answer is obviously marmite you philistines! *passes out*
  5. NHL 2016 - The Kids Are Alright

    If they can't do it this year, though, they can't do it at all.
  6. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    The little I've read seems like no, it won't. The combined campaign will be more sandboxed and less focused because the Old World races wouldn't interact with the Vortex and the New World races are so far removed from Archaeon that Chaos wouldn't really affect them.
  7. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    Yep. Tomb Kings will probably feature somewhere in there. Possibly as a Chaos analogue, if you assume that they're on the map all the time and then Nagash shows up at some point a la the Norscans and Archaeon et al. e: The way they talk about the Vortex being a huge part of the campaign is pretty cool. I liked how most of the later DLC races had victory conditions that weren't "paint (various parts of) the map red)" like the starting four races and it seems like they're going to focus on that a bit more this time around.
  8. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    The tears of TWC historical grognards are just so satisfying. TW:WH has been my favorite TW since MTW1:VI and its deliberately preserved rose-tinted goggles. I am looking forward to this immensely. Plus, they've confirmed that they will release a "mega campaign" shortly after WH2's launch that combines the maps of 1 and 2 into a huge sandbox. Ridiculously stuck up snotty elves fighting angry emo Canadians while dinosaur-riding dinosaurs watch ratmen scheme themselves into increasingly worse defeats should be loads of fun. The DLC quality continued to improve as the game went on so I have high hopes for this at release as they learned from WH1.
  9. U.S. Politics: High Nunes or Russian to Judgement

    1) The only way this is an effective argument is if one assumes that regulations provide no benefit. Regulations probably are making it harder for coal to compete. Regulations also made it hard for radium-dye watch companies and companies dependent on child labor to compete too, but I'm not crying over it. I'm not sorry your way of life was dependent on poisoning the air and water, especially when people are offering a better way. 2) Besides the above, it is also possibly simply not true. I do not know enough to confidently state this, but coal started losing market share without new regulations being created, implying that other alternatives such as natural gas were winning based on market pressure (yes, within the existing regulatory framework). 3) I am seriously concerned about the effects of global warming. My understanding is that we may be fairly close to a tipping point in terms of runaway acceleration that would cause tremendous amounts of human suffering and geopolitical instability. Anything that contributes to this is a problem for me. Basically, I think coaltown made a mistake in buying lies because Trump will not be able to bring it back, but even if he does, he shouldn't.
  10. U.S. Politics: High Nunes or Russian to Judgement

    He's smart enough to know that a major terrorist attack and ACA collapse will probably be good for his career. He's not able to adequately conceal this fact.
  11. U.S. Politics: High Nunes or Russian to Judgement

    So, what, "coal is dying" but more nicely? "Coal is dying, but here are plans that we've made to help you get a new job and career?" Because that's literally what she did. Repeatedly. She could probably have campaigned harder in PA which would have brought that more to the forefront, but from Pittsburgh, it was pretty clear that one candidate was promising to magically bring back coal and the other was planning to try to invest in job retraining. It was very clearly a case of reality losing out to pleasant lies. Their goal is to punish women for having sex. Its pure morality police bullshit, stop looking for rationality.
  12. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    By far the most commonly played class was default MaleShep Soldier, throughout all of the ME series. e: And yeah, if you didn't play on insanity, there wasn't much point to using the squad commands, whereas I found it critical. And not just for setting up combos either: I really needed shields stripped ASAP as any kind of biotic so I could start hitting them with powers.
  13. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    Basically nobody who worked on ME1 or ME2 is still at the company.
  14. US Politics: Kill (the) Bill

    She will be testifying in the Senate regardless of what happens in the House.
  15. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    I had no issues with it.