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Sun, Jun. 26th, 2016, 08:23 pm
So, You Want To Inflict Electrical Damage In GURPS 4e

I think I found it all, so I’m putting it where I can find it later. Maybe others will benefit from my efforts.

Potentially lethal electricity is burning damage with either Surge, +20% (B105; Powers, page 102) or Arcing Surge, +100% (Power-Ups 4 Enhancements, page 21). The difference is that conductive armor is reduced to DR 1 against Arcing Surge. With either enhancment, any target with the Electrical disadvantage (B134; electronic equipment without a character sheet has this) that takes over 1/3hp must roll HT or be disabled for one second per point of failure (until repaired on a critical failure). Repairs are described on B484.

But wait, there’s more. On B432-3, we learn that localized electrical attacks include Side Effect (Stun), +50% (B109, B35), and, if such an attack injures a hand or arm, the target must make a Will roll or drop whatever is being held in that hand, +?% (B???). Full-body electrical attacks add Side Effect (Unconsciousness, Attribute Penalty, -2 DX and Secondary Heart Attack), +330% (B109, B35). For bonus points, explain to me whether or not the effects in this paragraph are supposed to be included for free with Surge/Arcing Surge.

Fri, May. 27th, 2016, 02:54 pm
Yo Dawg (camera edition)

If this is a prank, I have to admire the prankster’s attention to detail. It looks just like a valid Amazon product page.

Wed, Mar. 23rd, 2016, 09:03 pm
Video links

Shot (the original location is having some sort of trouble, but a Good Samaritan provided a backup link).


Wed, Feb. 24th, 2016, 09:13 pm
Your New Wallpaper

Need a little emotional boost? Try this page.

Thu, Jul. 16th, 2015, 08:09 pm
1000 Words on Gun-Free Zones


Wed, Mar. 4th, 2015, 07:51 pm
Super Ultra Mega-Innocent II — this time, it’s personal

I am still staggered. You may have heard Eric Holder’s bluster about how he’s sure Officer Wilson violated Michael Brown’s civil rights, but the relevant legal standard is too high to allow prosecution. Holder is, of course, flat out lying. I have no words. I already used the match/bonfire/Nagasaki analogy before seeing that report, so what can I use now?

That link takes you to the DOJ report on the Michael Brown shooting, written under the shameless reign of Eric Holder, as reported by the New York Times. Claim that my sources are biased against the Hands Up Don’t Shoot mob, I dare you. TL;DR version: according to the people Eric Holder assigned to persecute him, Officer Wilson is not merely unprosecutable, but just plain innocent. How do you top that? People who weren’t even there can’t claim that level of innocence.

If I understand the protocol correctly, I should include a hat tip to Hot Air, because that’s where I found out about this report.

Thu, Feb. 26th, 2015, 08:58 pm
Super Ultra Mega-Innocent

There’s innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

There’s a verdict of not guilty.

Then, there’s so unassailably innocent that even Eric Holder can’t bring himself to prosecute, despite desperately wanting to.

George Zimmerman is officially in the third category. There is still a corps of hard-core dimwits who will never accept this, of course. There are also buffoons who insist that George W. Bush was behind 9/11, or that the Holocaust didn’t happen. All of those serve a valuable function: no matter how bad you fuck something up, you can still hold your head high, secure in the knowledge that there are still millions of people you’re better than.

Thu, Jan. 8th, 2015, 03:30 pm
Je suis Charlie

In case you haven’t seen the news recently, some Muslims took offense at some cartoons in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for suggesting that Muslims are violent. Naturally, they objected, offering logical arguments and historical precedents to demonstrate their peaceful intentions.

Nah, I’m just fucking with you. We’re talking about Muslims; they went to the magazine’s office and murdered a dozen people. It sounds like a crude satire, but is in fact the simple, literal truth: Muslim terrorists murdered cartoonists for daring to suggest the inescapable fact that Muslims are violent. Don’t like that? Good. Make me wrong, or go die in a bacon grease fire. I don’t care which.

There is something the rest of us can do. We know what the bloodthirsty savages want, so let’s make sure they don’t get it. They murdered people in the hope of suppressing cartoons, so I conceive it my duty to publish cartoons.

guest editor Mohammad

L’amour plus fort que la haine

Mohammad with snazzy hat

Thu, Dec. 18th, 2014, 09:02 pm
A new holiday

By now, I assume everybody has heard of Sony’s cowardice in response to North Korea’s threats about the movie The Interview. The dictator of the pathetic hermit kingdom is so stupid that he actually thinks he won. Dumbass doesn’t understand that he’s just proven that he is too weak to endure the sort of mockery that normal politicians disregard every day.

That’s why today has been declared Everyone Make Fun of Kim Jong Un Day. But, really, isn’t every day Everyone Make Fun of Kim Jong Un Day?

Thu, Nov. 20th, 2014, 06:27 pm
One rule for everybody

In a few hours, His Imperial Majesty, King Barack The
I will make an announcement of some sort on the
topic of immigration. It is widely suspected that He will decree new
law, relying upon the authority granted Him by Congress’s stubborn
refusal to, in a timely fashion, pass a bill meeting His approval.

I predict that essentially all Democrats, especially those holding national elected office, will agree that doing so is entirely within the lawful powers of the President of the United States, and that claiming otherwise is not merely wrong but insane (and possibly racist). The real fun starts somewhere between the election and inauguration of the next Republican President, when the Democrats will suddenly remember such currently arcane concepts as separation of powers and rule of law.

I just want to get this simple message out there ahead of time: anybody, especially Democrats, who want me to take them even slightly seriously when they complain about President Cruz illegally repealing delaying enforcement of, for instance, the National Firearms Act of 1934 must publicly support the impeachment of President Obama over his many usurpations of legislative power. They must do so now, while there’s still a chance it might matter.

Otherwise, some Democrat has complaints about a Republican supposedly violating the Constitution? Here’s Sweetie Bot to show them all the fucks I give:

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