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It's easier to work with, in certain contexts.  By the same token, in certain contexts hexadecimal or even binary are easier.  Sometimes "natural" units are easier.

This is why I find all this discussion between metric and imperial wrt the moon landing so amusing. I spent a good decade writing industrial control software and we didn't use either measuring system. Time was tracked by clock cycles. Distances were measure as the number of clock cycles between two inputs. Even analog measuring devices, such as scales, were converted to digital by the sensor's manufacturer in some arbitrary way so those numbers didn't have units either. The only time you'd convert those internal units to meters or feet is for display or for sending it to another computer system. And it's just as easy to fail by mixing mm and cm as it is to fail by mixing meters and feet.

IOW, in a digital age, there is no advantage or disadvantage to using metric over imperial. Either of them requires a conversion to display and that conversion takes exactly as much computer power regardless of the units being used.

Cool!  Nice to see a fellow controls engineer on the boards.  I work in other industries, though.

And wrt to units, if I'm doing physics, I'll convert everything to metric.  Otherwise the best unit system is the one you're most familiar with.  Switching has a real cost in time, effort, mistakes made along the way, frustration, and reworking equipment.  Outside of science and engineering, there's really not a compelling reason to use one over the other.
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Any links to the details of the murders you've seen related to the indie comic con and convention art circuits?

So far as I know. No actual murders have occurred. But theres been one near shooting, and two poisoning attempts in the last 5-10 years I've heard of from friends that attend cons and one that keeps track of the larger moral outrage/SJW attacks. I do not track this stuff as it is depressing to see these creeps rise in power again. I had my fill of this back in the 90s iteration. And back then they would gloat over any "disapproved" artists death.
Do you have any details of the near-shooting & poisonings of gamer-related figures, or is this too just hearsay?

Living in Florida,  "near-shootings" are rather common in daily life.

The near shooting one no. Only that a known moral guardian fanatic pulled a gun on someone at a con. I'd have to go hunting for the list of incidents and I really have no urge to read that ever again.
The poisoning one got some rather ugly news coverage. Luckily no one was severely injured that I am aware of. I'd post a link but the usual suspects here would just gloat over people nearly being killed.

As noted many a time. The artist and indie comic circuit can be appallingly vicious. Especially when these moral guardians get involved. Im just surprised that they have not resorted to violence sooner. But then SJWs are always cowards who prefer to attack from the shadows.
I wanna see some actual links to news stories and whatnot. We had full on moral guardians riding our asses about D&D for years but I don't recall any actual physical attacks.

Well, there was that SJW game designer who tried to kill Jeremy Hambly.

"Tried to kill?" He punched him a few times. Now, I'm not endorsing that -at all - but holy cow, try not to be such a hysterical old woman about it. I get that hyperbole is your whole shtick, but this is pure cringe.
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Any links to the details of the murders you've seen related to the indie comic con and convention art circuits?

So far as I know. No actual murders have occurred. But theres been one near shooting, and two poisoning attempts in the last 5-10 years I've heard of from friends that attend cons and one that keeps track of the larger moral outrage/SJW attacks. I do not track this stuff as it is depressing to see these creeps rise in power again. I had my fill of this back in the 90s iteration. And back then they would gloat over any "disapproved" artists death.
Do you have any details of the near-shooting & poisonings of gamer-related figures, or is this too just hearsay?

Living in Florida,  "near-shootings" are rather common in daily life.

The near shooting one no. Only that a known moral guardian fanatic pulled a gun on someone at a con. I'd have to go hunting for the list of incidents and I really have no urge to read that ever again.
The poisoning one got some rather ugly news coverage. Luckily no one was severely injured that I am aware of. I'd post a link but the usual suspects here would just gloat over people nearly being killed.

As noted many a time. The artist and indie comic circuit can be appallingly vicious. Especially when these moral guardians get involved. Im just surprised that they have not resorted to violence sooner. But then SJWs are always cowards who prefer to attack from the shadows.
I wanna see some actual links to news stories and whatnot. We had full on moral guardians riding our asses about D&D for years but I don't recall any actual physical attacks.

Well, there was that SJW game designer who tried to kill Jeremy Hambly.
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Covid, the "lockdowns" etc.
« Last post by Kiero on Today at 12:54:35 PM »
Our nationwide mask mandate is back on again, announced today. I'll be ignoring it as usual, still haven't worn one and don't own one.

I'll be out every single day, maskless, as is normal. I might taunt the muzzled drones in the shops by whistling as I go.

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Articles / Re: Under The Hood: Ten Most Problematic Spells in D&D 5e
« Last post by jmarso on Today at 12:19:20 PM »
My answer to cantrips and the issues with them was to house rule that spellcasters can use each of their cantrips once per day, plus a number of uses of any given cantrip equal to their spellcasting attribute bonus.

EX: a Wizard with 16 INT could cast all his cantrips once, and then cast 3 more in a day, in any combination he chooses.

I don't like the way '0 Level spells' were altered to turn spellcasters into magic slinging hammers every single round.

I hate to say it because there are a lot of things to love about the system, but the more I play 5E, the more I like 2E.
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Good video. I really like how that user 'keasok' tried to argue with you in the comments. The sjdubs will do anything to justify "their" narrative. But anyone with healthy critical thinking skills (and a healthy bit of mistrust when it comes to business ventures) can see where this is going.
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Imprison anyone who refuses the vax!
« Last post by Kiero on Today at 09:30:02 AM »
All the tests are bullshit. Neither the PCR nor LFT were designed to be used in this way, and if you run PCR tests at more than 20 cycles, the results are garbage.

Most are using 40-45 cycles, which produces a huge number of false positives. Lovely little earner for all the politicians cronies running the tests, though.
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I’m not even surprised anymore. What happened to #OwnVoices?
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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: Imprison anyone who refuses the vax!
« Last post by dkabq on Today at 06:51:29 AM »
Even if children can do it on their own, you're not allowed. The mandate says you must take it in front of an secret police informer I mean authorized proctor.

Fortunately, Costco has a spit test with creepy video observation for $140, marked down to only $119 at the time of this post!
https://www.costco.com/covid-19-saliva-pcr-test-kit-voucher-with-video-observation-for-travel%2c-redeemed-by-azova.product.100706659.html

The cost of complying is small. Just $7,300 a year, or $6,200 at the discounted price! The discount brings the cost down to under half the yearly income of someone working full time at the federal minimum wage, so it's a bargain! At the minor cost of some minor pocket change you were going to use for non-essentials like feeding your children, and the sacrifice of valueless intangibles like medical privacy and personal dignity, you can retain a tiny shred of bodily autonomy. At least until they go back on their word, yet again, and force you to take the jab anyway.

What?!? Brandon would never go back on his word.
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The "Latine" storygamer kickstarter "LATAM Breakout" is actually run by a pair of Englishmen.


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