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  1. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Since there's no activity here, I'll give you something...
    https://i.imgur.com/0wARUEp.jpg
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    Re: My day was awesome because...

    Yeah. I took this with crappy old cellphone camera without zoom...
    https://i.imgur.com/vnJZkVk.jpg
  3. Re: New electrothermal energy storage system consisting of volcanic rocks

    This looks like lowtech solution for lowtech areas. Great for places like rural Africa where electrification depends often on local sources, rather than major electric grid.

    But that also means...
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    Sticky: Re: The Chat Thread (Read OP)

    That would be a scene.

    Guy at the gate:
    Let us in! We heard you've got aliens there!

    Guard:
    Sure, we have aliens. We even have Jesus there...


    *Guy nearly has a heart attack*
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    Re: My day was awesome because...

    Congratulations.

    Just like every summer, I took a trip to one of the country's zoos. Hit the perfect weather, saw some animals I haven't seen before, and even got to literally see the eye of the...
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    Re: The Witcher (Netflix Series)

    Books run quite a few shades darker than that. For example (do NOT open spoiler unless you read the books...or want your dreams crushed):
    Geralt provokes a drunk into attacking him just so he can...
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    Re: The Witcher (Netflix Series)

    If you'll be comparing the series with games, then you're in for a huge letdown. The books are much darker than games and very different in overall tone. I can't actually recall any major character...
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    Re: The crisis in conservatism

    Nah. The real crisis lies neither in conservatism nor liberalism, but in breakdown of debate as main political tool in favour of polarization, partisanship, misinformation and propaganda. US are...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    I got an Italian vibe from it, and turned out my instincts were spot on.

    SPA-Viberti AS.42. Italian desert reconnaissance car developed from AB 41 armoured car.
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    Re: Farmhand Pikemen - Overpowered

    Farmhand pikemen do not come from normal barracks but from the livestock farming line of buildings.
  11. Re: Google is officially a threat to democracy. Executives exposed admitting the company is trying to ''prevent another 2016''

    Sadly, I'm not surprised.

    90% of all information for common man is either provided or in some form mediated by a single company. What a surprise that it starts abusing the power to further its...
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    Re: 2019 Iran - USA War... Almost

    US have no interest in destroying Iran. As long as Iran exists, US have an excuse to sell weapons to Saudis, support Israeli expansion and support various rebel groups in order to keep the middle...
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    Sticky: Re: Bran Mac Born's DME Mod settings

    Hello...I went back to ETW, decided to try out DME with AUM, downloaded your your settings for DME-AUM, and ran into a problem. The artillery units added by AUM have skirmish mode toggleable, and...
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    Re: 2019 Iran - USA War... Almost

    Just posturing. In truth, Iran is more useful for USA as bogeyman than as a crater.
  15. Re: Why Religion Cannot Be Measured by Modern Rationality - A Critique of Rationalism, Scientism and Post-Modern Metaphysics

    Nope, it just looks like magic to people who are either uneducated or ignorant.
  16. Re: Why Religion Cannot Be Measured by Modern Rationality - A Critique of Rationalism, Scientism and Post-Modern Metaphysics

    Looks like I finally have a bit of time.

    Notice that some of those interpretations are deterministic. Frankly, I do not like Copenhagen interpretation because I feel that it is essentially giving...
  17. Re: Why Religion Cannot Be Measured by Modern Rationality - A Critique of Rationalism, Scientism and Post-Modern Metaphysics

    It's a pity that I won't have tiem to properly reply until monday or tuesday. This is getting interesting...

    Meanwhile, two things for you to ponder. There are several interpretations of quantum...
  18. Re: Why Religion Cannot Be Measured by Modern Rationality - A Critique of Rationalism, Scientism and Post-Modern Metaphysics

    Pure written word does not convey emotions well. I'm not angry, though right now, I'm disappointed in you.

    You went far for that quote, only to misunderstand it. It does not say that every atheist...
  19. Re: Why Religion Cannot Be Measured by Modern Rationality - A Critique of Rationalism, Scientism and Post-Modern Metaphysics

    I did not write "just stories". Stories have very important role in society. That just doesn't make their contents true. Again, literature is available on the subject if you would like to inquire...
  20. Re: Why Religion Cannot Be Measured by Modern Rationality - A Critique of Rationalism, Scientism and Post-Modern Metaphysics

    We're social animals, evolved to live in packs, tied together by blood and authority. So we tend to both accept authority, be satisfied with being led, and feel kinship to relatives and those with...
  21. Re: Why Religion Cannot Be Measured by Modern Rationality - A Critique of Rationalism, Scientism and Post-Modern Metaphysics

    Give me any reasonable, verifiable proof that there is an aspect of being, of reality that is inherently out of scope of science. And give me a reason, a proof why your hypotheses about it are in any...
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    Re: Military tactics for Empire Total War?

    It's been quite a while so I'm rusty on details, but IIRC your best bet is to trade those territories off for something that you can hold better- Corsica and Carribean islands are best candidates. Do...
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    Re: Military tactics for Empire Total War?

    I managed to find an old screenie with my deployment...although it's from the mod with increased unit sizes. At ETW vanilla, IMO it's best to deploy cavalry in two lines, line infantry in three and...
  24. Re: Professional Armies vs Warrior Aristocracies vs Military Levies

    The crucial term for warrior aristocracy is, in my opinion, retinue. In these systems, higer nobility is tasked, besides governing, to keep a retinue of warriors, who are armed, trained and fulltime...
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    Re: Military tactics for Empire Total War?

    Dammit, paintbrush crashed from the strain...I'm on small laptop without ETW, so I have to try ASCII art.

    Land battles: for European factions that depend on artillery and infantry, the deployment...
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    Sticky: Re: The Chat Thread (Read OP)

    As for me, I'm about to spend four hours in a train, on unreliable, open wi-fi (so no connecting to some really fun stuff), while I forgot to pack both mouse to play some games I have installed, and...
  27. Re: Why Religion Cannot Be Measured by Modern Rationality - A Critique of Rationalism, Scientism and Post-Modern Metaphysics

    Now I have time and mood for a proper reply here.

    Ego cogito, ergo sum. One's own mind is the beginning of knowledge. Even though formal logic wasn't, at his time, advanced enough to formulate...
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    Sticky: Re: The Chat Thread (Read OP)

    Vodka can be made from potatoes, although wheat is more common. But you can ferment anything that has significant sachharide content...and chitin is a sachharide. You could theoretically make alcohol...
  29. Re: The War Council is hereby convened - Invasion: Britannia

    I'm surprised, no artillery support? I tend to use it a lot, I find it invaluable in long slugfests, like those you're heading into...

    In any case, I suggest picking one town that's next to coast...
  30. Re: The Old Cheese Picture thread! (You couldn't get more Cheezy)

    I think it's time to properly introduce you to the essential component of slavic sweet cuisine. Tvaroh, commonly known as quark in English speaking countries....
  31. Re: Professional Armies vs Warrior Aristocracies vs Military Levies

    You can't really say superior or inferior, as each system had different underlying society and its capabilities and needs significantly affected their military organization.

    Proffessional army is...
  32. Re: Agema Phalangitai for Epeiros is the best looking unit in the game, and you're not allowed to disagree in this thread. That's right. I said NO.

    Line them up, four phalagitai units, with Agema being the the one on the left flank where you can expect heaviest fighting, guard mode on, reserve infantry behind them ready to launch javelins and...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    That's because it is GrB 39.

    GrB 39 is an interesting case of repurposing obsolete weapons. Early in war, standard German infantry anti-tank weapon was PzB 39 anti-tank rifle. However as war...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Close, but not very close.
  35. Re: Why Religion Cannot Be Measured by Modern Rationality - A Critique of Rationalism, Scientism and Post-Modern Metaphysics

    Nope, we've been here before. Faith is relevant for deism as well as theism, or any other religious position. Prime mover is not a logical deduction either-it might seem so at first, but you end up...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Don't worry about that. I'm not concerned about the rep, but about the game itself...and besides, I think all the regulars here owe each other so much rep by now (and I'm probably the worst offender...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    This thing is a bit newer, but interesting nonetheless...
    https://i.imgur.com/MGPQGQ3.jpg
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Oh well...I just had to go and find out...I hate to give up.

    Looks like one of trapdoor Springfields, model 1873 most likely....quite a famous one in US I think, first breechloader rifle adopted...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    A beauty....but all the early rifles and rifled muskets look the same. I'll guess Springfield model 1855.
  40. Re: Why Religion Cannot Be Measured by Modern Rationality - A Critique of Rationalism, Scientism and Post-Modern Metaphysics

    In order to accept that belief, you have to ignore the empirical evidence and principles that you had to accept in order to find out about Wheel of Time, making your belief inconsistent and...
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