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by e7th04sh
January 8th, 2014, 12:02 am
Forum: A Tale of Two Brothers
Topic: Scenario 1: Rooting out a Mage
Replies: 61
Views: 26477

Re: Scenario 1: Rooting out a Mage

ver. 1.10.7; Challenging As i am not a good player, I had to play the scenario twice. At first I split infantry and cavalry. My forces advanced steadily and surely in the forest, while enemy sent out four adepts into the open field. I decided a swift charge is justified, but it got less lucky than e...
by e7th04sh
March 2nd, 2011, 12:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is electricity a "human right"?
Replies: 77
Views: 7872

Re: Is electricity a "human right"?

Human right is a misleading term. If try to approach it theoretically, philosophically, ethically, then we will either have to accept arriving at absurd conclusion, or making way too many poor axioms. As with many such terms, human rights is a vague concept that has roots in our social instincts. Ma...
by e7th04sh
October 5th, 2010, 6:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Open Source and Capitalism
Replies: 31
Views: 3891

Re: Open Source and Capitalism

We shouldn't drift into a debate over different perceptions of capitallism role and impact on the world. However a simple retort must follow now. Free market economy does change the rules we have to follow. Property is secured by tax funded state and violence is limited to enforcing democratic law. ...
by e7th04sh
October 4th, 2010, 10:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Open Source and Capitalism
Replies: 31
Views: 3891

Re: Open Source and Capitalism

So close that The Great Crisis in 1929 was solved by a guy called Keynes who stated a simple thing: The State CAN and MUST operate into economy if it's needed. And this is something against the capitalism precepts. Even in the actual crisis the USA gov is pumping statal aids to companis in danger a...
by e7th04sh
October 4th, 2010, 6:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Open Source and Capitalism
Replies: 31
Views: 3891

Re: Open Source and Capitalism

Sgt. Groovy i respect your positions, but i can;t agree with them. Say for example, how am i prohibited from hiring at a lower wage? I'd say any given person does not make difference between working for small or big business, as long as they receive their share of cash and privileges that they seek...
by e7th04sh
September 16th, 2010, 10:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Open Source and Capitalism
Replies: 31
Views: 3891

Re: Open Source and Capitalism

Quite surprized. :D Noy, please notify me when your work is ready, will You? Judging from the passage here, I will enjoy reading it.
by e7th04sh
September 16th, 2010, 9:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Open Source and Capitalism
Replies: 31
Views: 3891

Open Source and Capitalism

We all know, more or less, what capitalism and open source are. Now, being a strong proponent of free market, maybe even a radical one, i am also enthusiast of open source games and software. These are not contradictory stances, but they are not in perfect harmony, are they? My positive feelings tow...
by e7th04sh
September 5th, 2010, 2:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinions.
Replies: 121
Views: 10328

Re: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinio

What's so complicated about crime? We have some rules that are supposed to benefit a certain group of people, that we call "the law". We derive them from two principles - disapprove of causing certain bad feelings in others (like pain) and social strategy of cooperation. This pretty much explains ev...
by e7th04sh
August 26th, 2010, 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where did you get your username from?
Replies: 130
Views: 13347

Re: Where did you get your username from?

my nickname? cat /dev/random :D
by e7th04sh
August 25th, 2010, 1:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinions.
Replies: 121
Views: 10328

Re: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinio

Ok a few opinions from me, tough i have never thought of such rebellion seriously. But seeing that so many people are actually interested in the topic, i'll express them. First of all, it's obvious that, at least in the beginning, the rebellion wouldn't comprise of significant amount of population. ...
by e7th04sh
August 24th, 2010, 6:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinions.
Replies: 121
Views: 10328

Re: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinio

My previous post, in italian, is called "iperbole". It's a type of example that someone is exagerating for the porpouse of show some weakness in a logic. I know what you were trying to do, however to make correct use of hiperbole, you need to show that the exaggerated example is indeed what your di...
by e7th04sh
August 24th, 2010, 11:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinions.
Replies: 121
Views: 10328

Re: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinio

When it comes to self defense, less-lethal amunition is a thing i would consider. However, as i long time ago wrote in this thread, owning a gun is not justified by only self-defense. A possibility to exert violence is most primitive, and thus most reliable kind of power. If the state's power resort...
by e7th04sh
August 23rd, 2010, 4:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinions.
Replies: 121
Views: 10328

Re: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinio

Nice in theory, but applied, this would give great advantage to criminals. The law-abiding citizen cannot respond with "unjustified means", and the criminal can only reveal their intent to use certain level of violence, when/if he decides to. Let's just add that i am all for punishing people for a ...
by e7th04sh
August 23rd, 2010, 12:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinions.
Replies: 121
Views: 10328

Re: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinio

Just because someone is trespassing on your property/home does not give you the right to shoot them. If you that he's threatening you with a weapon then you could try firing (again, it depends on a weapon). Generally if there is a chance of you or someone else dying then you can shoot and use the d...
by e7th04sh
June 17th, 2010, 11:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinions.
Replies: 121
Views: 10328

Re: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinions.

Well, the problem here is that once the administration becomes anti-gun, they can quite easily influence a decrease in gun permits number given annualy. There are stupid people, that will cause harm and learn no lesson from their own or others fate. So sending them one after another to prison for gu...