General Discussion Thread of DOOM

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by TorontRayne, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
  2. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    Sketchy fireworks, I used to be into that stuff. New years eve, people (not me) chucking fireworks into the crowd etc. Once had a big rocket blow up on the ground next to me, like it didn't take off. Good times.
     
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  3. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix Kahnum of Outworld and 4 INT Legionary

    Jun 25, 2018
    Sounds amazing.
     
  4. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Thankfully where I live firecrackers are considered to be a manifest of supreme stupidity. Shit disturbs animals including wildlife, only the most retarded psychotic punks do it in countryside.
     
  5. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    It was these 'finger-size' Chinese little bombs, you light the fuse and throw it, actually I still have some. Throw that into a new years crowd, I remember getting hit with a part of the bomb on my thigh or like ass-area, lol. Felt like a bb-gun round or something, kinda hurt.
     
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  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I live next to the mountains so on holidays, when they lit up the fireworks I get a front seat to them. Good thing I live on the second floor and I don't have to pick up the firework debris off roofs and balconies afterwards.
     
  7. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
  8. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    This is pretty cool, Aksai-Chin scale model, about 900 vs 700 metres long and wide
    aksai 2.jpg

    I found this by complete random, years ago, and it took way longer to rediscover it, than to randomly stumble across :I
    Another stumble-across in the long-ago were scattered black smoke collumns with visible red glowing flames at the core - all over and around Grozny, Chechnya, but even with the "historical images" feature on Google, I cannot find it again. Maybe they've cleared away images that directly witness warfare?
     
  9. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I am making a card game for a Character design class.

    Here are the basic templates. Now I just need to make the Illustrations for the cards.

    CARDGAMES-02.png CARDGAMES-03.png CARDGAMES-18.png CARDGAMES-04.png CARDGAMES-06.png NAIPES-01.png NAIPES-03.png

    Rules are pretty basic. Each player has a creature Deck. They have to shuffle it and pull the first 4 cards.
    Each creature card has Attack, Defense, Health and some effect (Usually a simple effect like "recover 1 Health Point every time it attacks), the maximum base Value of any of those is 9. When a creature attacks another their attack is compared against the defense and the resulting value is substracted from Health.

    They also each has a Magic and Weapons deck, they start with 4 cards and draw 1 from it each turn.
    Magic cards (the blue ones) have a special effect and a number of uses. Magic depends on tokens (which will just be coins) to use, they usually get tokens from each turn or when they destroy an opponents monster so you can't just spam them every turn. Weapons have no requirements but they have Health that is drained either by use (-1 point every use) or by receiving an attack (at which point they add 2 to the defense pool), they all have straight forward effects, like increasing attack or attacking twice, etc.

    There is also a communal Deck that all players have to draw from each turn. It's based on regular poker cards. Each suit has an effect and it's potency is represented in numbers. Hearts affect Health, Diamonds affect Defense, Spades affect Attack, Clover affects Tokens. The red ones increase the affected value by the number (The queen gives +10, the King gives +10 but to 2 creatures, Jack gives +5 to 2 creatures and the ACE substracts 5 from the opponent), the black ones meanwhile are the reverse. I still don't know what to do with the Jokers, but I am open to suggestions. I am thinking it letting you draw 2 cards but I am not sure. Each time you pull one of these communal cards you have to play it immediately.

    Whoever runs out of creatures just loses. Can be played by up to 4 people.

    The Black and White Spines are for the communal deck, while the Color spines are for the personal deck (Creatures, weapons and Magic).
     
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  10. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    some Q&A site has to explain to someone that movie-makers do not shoot actors with real arrows, and that effects are used.

    that effort took energy, it took electricity, it took something out of someone.

    Snopes had to write an entire article about how a toy is a toy, and the photo of the toy is still a photo of the toy - and not some weird, magical beast of fantasticness that someone has managed to photograph miraculously: It's a toy, and it looks like a toy, and has like, plastic sheen and everything.
    They had to do that, they had to sit down and write that, and that took someones hour away from them.
     
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  11. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Nowadays you don't have to craft complex hoaxes, sometime a mere presence sparks paranoia and lunatic-level conspiracies.
     
  12. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Norwegian really is a fun language for fiction, because of how we use compound words. The only downside is that my autocorrect goes haywire, because there's no way to really predict compounds. The suggestions will mark any unforeseen compound as erroneous, and suggest a hyphenated separation.

    After seeing these suggestions countless times now, I just had to go and read up on the actual rules, just to double-check that I'm in the right, and indeed I am. For both sci-fi and fantasy, this makes Norwegian (and other Germanic languages, as well as Finnish) very fun languages to use, since it allows an author to litterally make shit up, and do so with every right! :D
    I've allready managed to produce a couple of tongue-twisters, like "onemanoperatedlightattackvessel" or something to that effect, although I am in no way trying to make long words on purpose (I actually try to avoid it, compounds should be short n sweet), I DO have fun with it though, and hardly 2 pages go by without a new compound word appearing to bug my poor spellcheck :D
     
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  13. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I have always wondered why the word "Hell" is considered a swear word in english? Or at least the US? Can someone explain it to me? Is it just something for tv?
     
  14. The Dopamine Cleric

    The Dopamine Cleric Undefined. Orderite

    Nov 3, 2007
    Puritan culture from religious states.

    Also, phrases like "To hell with you" or "Go to hell".


    It's not commonly considered an offensive word though.

    If you say "It's hot like hell in here." or "This place is like hell."

    no one will notice.


    If you're a 8 year old kid and say hell in school they will probably get upset because they are government bureaucrats and they get upset about everything. Some religious weirdo will get offended somewhere.
     
  15. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    To this day, the majority of Norwegian cusses - and the strongest ones at that, are based in religious terms
    "Helvete!" is the most common equivalent of "crap!/shit!/fuck!" "Faen!" has the same role, and they mean "hell" and "devil" respectively

    a particularily juicy one is "Faen i helvete!" litterally meaning "devil in hell" but carries the cuss-weight of "god-fucking-damnit" (which also is religiously loaded, now that I think of it)

    direct translations of "fuck" are not used in cursing, and would sound very strange, almost like "bang it!!!"
    however, we CAN use it as a command, an outright suggestion, like, fuck your mother or such - but is still rare, and sounds a bit weird, more likely to prompt "excuse me I can what :S" than a heated response.
    we got an equivalent to "fucking - - - " as a descriptor, "that fucking moron", which is "jævla", again, meaning "devilish"

    some oddities include genitals though, such as "hestkuk"="horse-cock" "drittsekk/skitsekk"="shit-sack", "fittetryne"="pussy-[animals]face", and the adjective "forpult"="over-fucked/too-fucked"
     
  16. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    The serbian language has no cusses.
     
  17. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 26, 2007
    That got me wondering... So I ran the name Drizzt Do'Urden through Google Translate:Norwegian

    Drizzt.jpg
     
  18. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Yeah, obviously it means nothing in Norwegian, "drizzt" might resemble "trist", and then Google just does its little algorithm-thing
    It's been eating at me more than usual, because I'm writing - and constantly trying to find good Norwegian names for various technical terms, and while there are online dictionaries, they're usually quite limited, incomplete databases, or simply defunct

    I often have to go to Google Translate, but it'll typically do one of two things - it'll give me the casual, informal approach, like when I totally forgot the Norwegian word for "estimate", and Google translate suggested "estimat", while the proper word is "anslag". While these informal alternatives are fine in day to day banter, they're very poor language in prose.
    The other thing it does though - is algorithmize it. Idunno how, I'm just guessing, it's either algorithms - or people are outright trolling - but yeah, it'll do that ^, it'll find the "next best close-enough" and just guess.

    It also has a strange habit of translating words that mean the opposite, I can't think of exact examples now, but - kind of like translating the spanish word "grande" to "tiny", or "bonjour" to "good bye", I've no idea how that happens...

    One thing I'll do is use wictionary, but it too is a building and far from complete database, so, it has a lot of holes :I
     
  19. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 26, 2007
    The ultimate test of any translator is the round-trip translation, with the intention of getting the original input back, by having it translate the result back to English—or at least English words that have the same meaning. An even more brutal option is round-tripping it through multiple languages.

    So I typed in, "You have purple feet", and Google translated that to Norwegian as, "Du har lilla føtter", but when I have it translate that back into English, it gives, "You have little feet".

    The funny thing about this time, with the Drizzt Do'Urden is that most [Google] languages return the name as-is, but Norwegian returns an intelligible translation; even if an inaccurate one.
     
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  20. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    I understand though, the purpose of Google Translate is mostly to just run a text through it - in order to understand what it says. While it tends to get a bit botchy sometimes, I've gotten the jist out of shorter texts, like the odd Russian or Arabic reply on some forum - or stuff like that.

    The pity is, I suspect Google Translate has sort of killed off a bit the internet dictionaries, I used to use them a lot in the past, for all kinds of reasons. It kind of out-competes dictionaries - while not really being a dictionary :D