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Re: The small random questions thread [I spoiled my pants]
« Reply #2640 on: October 05, 2016, 12:59:45 pm »

Read closely:
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Did you really think that somethinng as widespread as interest in BDSM just pops out of thin air?
I would suggest formulating it as "sex can be a power game", or "sex often is a power game", or "sex is a power game to some people", because "sex is in part a power game" implies that there's a powergamey aspect to anything sexual, which is a dubious statement.

Also I am not sure why would you lump the whole adversarial disinterest conquest thing with BDSM. Those seem to be entirely different types of power game to me (though they may intersect).
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Re: The small random questions thread [I spoiled my pants]
« Reply #2641 on: October 05, 2016, 01:19:50 pm »

Are there really relationships which have no aspect of powergaming?
I get the feeling that it's part of even "normal" (bleh) relationships.  A respectful and gentle back-and-forth between peers.
I think that relationships that don't have that at all, are either imbalanced to an absolute extreme... or literally fairy tales.
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Re: The small random questions thread [I spoiled my pants]
« Reply #2642 on: October 05, 2016, 01:24:07 pm »

Sure there are, at least from time to time. Some folks just don't really have much need for that sort of jockeying, even in play. Definitely fairly rare, though. We get a hell of a lot of training throughout life that that sort of thing is how things are supposed to be, and people that manage to be mostly unaffected by that are... not common.
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Re: The small random questions thread [I spoiled my pants]
« Reply #2643 on: October 05, 2016, 01:28:54 pm »

Are there really relationships which have no aspect of powergaming?
I get the feeling that it's part of even "normal" (bleh) relationships.  A respectful and gentle back-and-forth between peers.
Maybe, maybe not, depending on what you consider a relationship, but were we talking about relationships? Because I kinda wasn't, at least not in that sense.
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Re: The small random questions thread [I spoiled my pants]
« Reply #2644 on: October 05, 2016, 01:30:30 pm »

You know I am not referring to like... Only when having sex or if the person is the top or not.

There just seems to be an idea of Vapid disinterest as attractive somehow...

But it always comes off to me as a type of unattractive boredom.
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Re: The small random questions thread [I spoiled my pants]
« Reply #2645 on: October 05, 2016, 01:43:02 pm »

Sure there are, at least from time to time. Some folks just don't really have much need for that sort of jockeying, even in play. Definitely fairly rare, though. We get a hell of a lot of training throughout life that that sort of thing is how things are supposed to be, and people that manage to be mostly unaffected by that are... not common.
But have you not heard that "Love is a battlefield"? :P
As is friendship, in a generous way.  Where if you don't care enough to at least try in the tussle, then...  [unthinkable]

But maybe you're right.  I still have my brother, after incredible difficulties, so surely some people find romantic partners with a similarly invincible bond.

You know I am not referring to like... Only when having sex or if the person is the top or not.

There just seems to be an idea of Vapid disinterest as attractive somehow...

But it always comes off to me as a type of unattractive boredom.
It was already explained, but here's my take.
Is it really vapid?  If so then sure, there's no draw.  But it's hard to gauge vapid disinterest than any other kind :P
The possibility is that it's disinterest from having *too much* to offer...  And people are (generally) attracted to those of a higher station, so someone who appears to be "slumming it" is naturally attractive.  Particularly since they're *here*, which implies that they're looking for someone below their station, someone like you.
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Re: The small random questions thread [I spoiled my pants]
« Reply #2646 on: October 06, 2016, 05:14:02 am »

I recently registered on Reddit, but here's problem. It looks like i can't leave comments on /dwarffortress/ subreddit. When i logged-in, i can see my posted comment, but when i logout there's no comment in the post (and that means it's invisible for everyone, expect my profile). It's because Reddit is buggy or i need to wait one week before i can post/comment?
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Re: The small random questions thread [I spoiled my pants]
« Reply #2647 on: October 06, 2016, 08:29:19 am »

I recently registered on Reddit, but here's problem. It looks like i can't leave comments on /dwarffortress/ subreddit. When i logged-in, i can see my posted comment, but when i logout there's no comment in the post (and that means it's invisible for everyone, expect my profile). It's because Reddit is buggy or i need to wait one week before i can post/comment?
It looks like you've been shadowbanned for some reason, as far as I can tell. Contact the admins?
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Re: The small random questions thread [I spoiled my pants]
« Reply #2648 on: October 06, 2016, 09:03:51 am »

Well, i sent message to /dwarffortress/, i'm waiting for their answer.
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Re: The small random questions thread [I spoiled my pants]
« Reply #2649 on: October 06, 2016, 11:22:42 am »

Shadowbanning happens over the whole of reddit, subreddit mods can't do anything about it. Make a new account?
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Re: The small random questions thread [I spoiled my pants]
« Reply #2650 on: October 06, 2016, 11:54:31 am »

Nah, some moderator called xandan de-shadowbanned me, he said it was Auto-Moderator's issues. Anyway, if xandan is reading this forum (and this thread), then i want to say that you're the best, sir/ma'am.
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Re: The small random questions thread [I spoiled my pants]
« Reply #2651 on: October 06, 2016, 02:04:13 pm »

So... there is a term called "Hot" which describes kind of how illegal something is.

Well not so much how illegal it is but how much people would be willing to legally defend it. or rather how dangerous it is to take, own, and/or sell.

So a expensive painting is often so hot that it cannot be sold (usually only blackmailed back) because no one would buy it.

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Is there a term of how dangerous something is to take, own, and sell in terms of being defended by illegal means? Or is that also hot?

Watching a show where these guys stole a million from a gun racketeer... Yet I was just sitting there going "I wouldn't have taken the money, its too hot"
As (#trufax) a diabolical global crime mastermind, I believe it's hot for that too.

I think the term is actually related to '(The) Heat', that being the law enforcement. So, hot goods are goods that bring down Heat, i.e. cops, on you. Simple as that.
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Re: The small random questions thread [I spoiled my pants]
« Reply #2652 on: October 06, 2016, 07:59:15 pm »

What exactly happens to something when a warp drive runs into it?

Like if you had a spaceship with the theoretical Alcubierre whatever, and you drove that into a wall, what happens to the wall?
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Re: The small random questions thread [I spoiled my pants]
« Reply #2653 on: October 06, 2016, 08:05:24 pm »

What exactly happens to something when a warp drive runs into it?

Like if you had a spaceship with the theoretical Alcubierre whatever, and you drove that into a wall, what happens to the wall?
A question about your question: are you asking about the real Alcubierre drive or the theoretical Alcubierre drive?
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Re: The small random questions thread [I spoiled my pants]
« Reply #2654 on: October 06, 2016, 09:07:14 pm »

Taking a wild guess, I'd say that first the wall would be warped, and then the ship would hit it and be kill.
I might just be misunderstanding how Alcubierre drives work, though.

Warp Drive would pass through the wall because you aren't moving through space, you are going through subspace.

Though they implied that you CAN hit objects at warp speed... I can only guess once an object is dense enough it has a warp signature...
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