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by Dave_LF
Mon Jul 01, 2024 5:03 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: General Videogames Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 5028

Re: General Videogames Discussion

The designers say one of their goals was to find visual beauty in a post-apocalyptic wasteland (or at least in parts of it), and give their befoliaged office buildings as an example. And mission accomplished, but... I actually live in the part of the world where the game is set, and am regularly con...
by Dave_LF
Mon Jul 01, 2024 2:41 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: General Videogames Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 5028

Re: General Videogames Discussion

I know it's 10 years old, but I finally got around to playing The Last of Us this weekend* (I'm in Pittsburgh right now). I always knew the game was a big deal, but I don't think I realized how many trends it set and the extent to which more or less *all* subsequent games in that genre borrowed from...
by Dave_LF
Sat Jun 29, 2024 4:03 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Games, Riddles, Puzzles, and other Distractions
Replies: 5087
Views: 482102

Re: Games, Riddles, Puzzles, and other Distractions

Did it really take them 3 years to get around to that word, or have there been duplicates?
by Dave_LF
Sat Jun 22, 2024 3:49 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Games, Riddles, Puzzles, and other Distractions
Replies: 5087
Views: 482102

Re: Games, Riddles, Puzzles, and other Distractions

Hidden text.
It's bizarre that word as long as "polecat" would be present on accident, and in a puzzle where the theme is nocturnal animals, no less!
by Dave_LF
Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:57 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 2143
Views: 350410

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

There's a lot I don't understand about how people think, but gas price gloom stands out in particular. Even without adjusting for inflation, the only story you can really tell about US gas prices this century is that they've bounced back and forth between 2 and 4 dollars a gallon. If you do adjust f...
by Dave_LF
Wed Jun 12, 2024 1:42 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Games, Riddles, Puzzles, and other Distractions
Replies: 5087
Views: 482102

Re: Games, Riddles, Puzzles, and other Distractions

It's because I stole your luck: Wordle 1,089 2/6* 🟨🟨🟨⬛🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 I thought I was on a streak when I got the mini in 30 seconds despite 1 mistake, but then Connections came along to balance the scales... Yeah, they're all movies, but you don't need to know a single detail about any of them to solve it. ...
by Dave_LF
Thu Jun 06, 2024 1:38 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?
Replies: 28
Views: 8971

Re: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?

Having gone this far with it, I figured I might as well go full masochist and look at the facebook groups the articles reference. They're a depressing den of fascism, but unfortunately pretty much within the normal range for social media. Anyway, what that motivated-to-downplay crowd claims is that ...
by Dave_LF
Thu Jun 06, 2024 1:01 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?
Replies: 28
Views: 8971

Re: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?

I just realized that the dad's words were "I don't want her touching him." Every time before, I read it as "I don't want *him* touching *her*." A tiny difference that has a huge impact on how it hits.
by Dave_LF
Thu Jun 06, 2024 12:52 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?
Replies: 28
Views: 8971

Re: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?

For the record, my "diligent research" consisted of going to the school's website to see if they'd posted a statement :)

ETA: they haven't
by Dave_LF
Wed Jun 05, 2024 11:34 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?
Replies: 28
Views: 8971

Re: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?

My initial Rorschach take before I heard the other one was "oh, this must just be the latest educator to get caught making inappropriate advances toward minors." And maybe that was at least partly on the right track? The school board's response to community concerns last month shows one o...
by Dave_LF
Wed Jun 05, 2024 11:05 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?
Replies: 28
Views: 8971

Re: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?

I copy-pasted the quote, so I don't think I'm misquoting? (I did inadvertently omit the bit after the final comma initially, which was a significant omission. I corrected it almost immediately, but maybe not fast enough) The parent's beef could certainly be racism. Or it could be that his beef is wi...
by Dave_LF
Wed Jun 05, 2024 7:37 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?
Replies: 28
Views: 8971

Re: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?

This is why I hate X-Twitter. The tweeter--who does not appear to have been there or have any connection to the school--said what he said, but there's nothing in the linked article to suggest race had anything at all to do with whatever it is the video shows. On the contrary, it notes that "a l...
by Dave_LF
Wed Jun 05, 2024 5:15 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: World News Thread
Replies: 852
Views: 228806

Re: World News Thread

Would being attacked by Russia make an EU nation *more* likely to elect a Russia-friendly candidate?
by Dave_LF
Tue Jun 04, 2024 7:41 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 1090
Views: 148564

Re: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

They've been... novemated?
by Dave_LF
Fri May 31, 2024 1:36 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Games, Riddles, Puzzles, and other Distractions
Replies: 5087
Views: 482102

Re: Games, Riddles, Puzzles, and other Distractions

I didn't fall for it, but deliberately including four elements that form a valid category but not having that category be an answer just 'cuz is poor puzzle design, IMO, worthy of the user-made dreck I keep playing despite the obvious harm to my mental health :blackeye:
by Dave_LF
Sun May 26, 2024 3:47 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Games, Riddles, Puzzles, and other Distractions
Replies: 5087
Views: 482102

Re: Games, Riddles, Puzzles, and other Distractions

:suspect you know what they're doing:
:go looking for cash:
:spot it almost immediately:
:it's accepted:
:dang:

A Strands Tale

Somewhat to my surprise, I was still able to solve it without much trouble.
by Dave_LF
Wed May 22, 2024 5:17 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 2143
Views: 350410

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

The "flood the zone with shit" strategy is really effective, and I'm surprised it took people as long to catch on as it did. In the 1920s, it was difficult to have a good idea what was going on outside your line of sight because there was so little signal. In 2020s, the challenge is that t...
by Dave_LF
Tue May 21, 2024 8:49 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Games, Riddles, Puzzles, and other Distractions
Replies: 5087
Views: 482102

Re: Games, Riddles, Puzzles, and other Distractions

It's a very binary game. Either you get what they're going for and it's just a matter of hunting down the words you know are there, or you don't and you drown in the sea of possible words any letter grid will produce when all eight directions are allowed (plus crisscross!). I think it still needs so...
by Dave_LF
Mon May 20, 2024 9:57 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The (no longer) much too early 2024 election thread
Replies: 1549
Views: 184985

Re: The (no longer) much too early 2024 election thread

It's possible this has already been done to death on X-Twitter, which I don't and won't follow, but I 100% believe the US has fallen into the trap of Thucydides : The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting d...
by Dave_LF
Mon May 20, 2024 9:36 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The (no longer) much too early 2024 election thread
Replies: 1549
Views: 184985

Re: The (no longer) much too early 2024 election thread

You're right; there's still time for an act of God to occur, or a black swan to alight. But the trajectory is more than clear. Most of the middle electorate see this as a contest between an open traitor who was savvy enough to get away with it and a man who was too weak to put an open traitor in jai...