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by John
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Things Go Here
Replies: 32098
Views: 1895352

Re: Happy Things Go Here

Gotcha. You could be right. I think the status quo will endure well beyond the point where the technology is there to program robocars that are safer drivers than humans (or perhaps that it already HAS endured beyond that point). But I do foresee a point at which some permissive and/or tech-forward ...
by John
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Things Go Here
Replies: 32098
Views: 1895352

Re: Happy Things Go Here

I actually predict that liability will work in the other direction, at the consumer level anyway. As the robocar becomes a practical alternative for most people, the cost of insuring yourself as a driver will go up. The risk pool will get smaller as everyone who isn't a car enthusiast leaves it, and...
by John
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Things Go Here
Replies: 32098
Views: 1895352

Re: Happy Things Go Here

My account is basically a retirement account so it's pretty much all very stable slowly growing investments, and in the past 4 months the total value of the portfolio has increased more than in the previous 2 years. Yeah I'm a Boglehead and my stuff looks the same, but it's deceiving. My returns si...
by John
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Role Playing Games
Topic: What's your current game doing?
Replies: 240
Views: 41327

Re: What's your current game doing?

4 goblins just got 3 of the 4 level 1 PCs into death saves, 2 of which got to 2 failures (meaning, death on the next one). Not Method I joke characters with flea-rags and kitchen knives, reasonably optimized characters made using all default PHB methods. All survived. I love rolling with no screen w...
by John
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Questions Thread
Replies: 1690
Views: 118102

Re: Random Questions Thread

Did not know a billion used to be a trillion, or that a milliard exists. Feels like "september","october", "november", and "december" (month seven, month eight, month nine, and month ten) being month nine, month ten, month eleven, and month twelve because two ...
by John
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Written Word
Topic: What are you reading now? Provide links PLZ
Replies: 2243
Views: 223121

Re: What are you reading now? Provide links PLZ

I've forgotten 15 books with of prior material in the ~7 years since the last one of these came out, but they're still fun.

Dresden Files
by John
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Role Playing Games
Topic: What's your current game doing?
Replies: 240
Views: 41327

Re: What's your current game doing?

Playing Forge of Fury after doing a bunch of little 5 room dungeon stuff. They've blown almost every finite resource they have on the top level (of five). They don't really know what to do with a more 80s/90s style adventure where you have a dozen+ small-ball orc/goblin/wolf encounters before you fi...
by John
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Random Video Game Thoughts
Replies: 5375
Views: 378675

Re: Random Video Game Thoughts

tombombodil wrote:All I know is any story heavy RPG that comes out in the next couple years are gonna fial miserably to stand up to Disco Elysium.


Oh no I mean w/r/t Star Wars Squadrons being a no-DLC game that will supposedly be informed by XvT and Rogue Squadron instead of anything from the past 20 years.
by John
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Random Video Game Thoughts
Replies: 5375
Views: 378675

Re: Random Video Game Thoughts

ok that moves me down to the second panel of the vince mcmahon reaction meme
by John
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Random Video Game Thoughts
Replies: 5375
Views: 378675

Re: Random Video Game Thoughts

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