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  1. If they assaulted them without knowing they were gay, how is it a hate crime?
  2. Well, in Pakistan, telling you're gay would be amounting to getting kicked out of your parent's house, losing any inheritance you were getting and also most likely killed by some religious nut. Even if the last didn't happen, would someone prefer to live being humiliated by everyone?
  3. How will we all fit in a book?
  4. http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120426/14505718671/insanity-cispa-just-got-way-worse-then-passed-rushed-vote.shtml They changed it and made it even worse .
  5. Yeah, because Obama's NEVER lied before, right? /sarcasm
  6. theone

    The Agas Saga

    An update! This was really really awesome!
  7. You might have to clear your cookies to see it
  8. (That's assuming that other Republicans aren't extreme which they are, obvious even to non-Americans) Well, on the whole, you don't exactly need to tell the police you are. Sometimes, when the place is horrible to the LGBT community, like here as well, it's best to not reveal your sexuality to every single person because it leads to A) Hate Crimes If the city is biased enough, death, violence.
  9. The thing is that a sane loving relationship comes after some time. The initial feeling is lust which is what is necessary for reproduction. Love comes from getting along with the person along with having lust which is a natural response, again which helps evolution. If you love and look out for your species, the chances of its survival increases. If all the members fight, the chances decrease
  10. Looks like the US government just won't give up on this http://rt.com/usa/news/cispa-bill-sopa-internet-175/ An onrush of condemnation and criticism kept the SOPA and PIPA acts from passing earlier this year, but US lawmakers have already authored another authoritarian bill that could give them free reign to creep the Web in the name of cybersecurity. As congressmen in Washington consider how to handle the ongoing issue of cyberattacks, some legislators have lent their support to a new act that, if passed, would let the government pry into the personal correspondence of anyone of their choosing. H.R. 3523, a piece of legislation dubbed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short), has been created under the guise of being a necessary implement in America’s war against cyberattacks. But the vague verbiage contained within the pages of the paper could allow Congress to circumvent existing exemptions to online privacy laws and essentially monitor, censor and stop any online communication that it considers disruptive to the government or private parties. Critics have already come after CISPA for the capabilities that it will give to seemingly any federal entity that claims it is threatened by online interactions, but unlike the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect IP Acts that were discarded on the Capitol Building floor after incredibly successful online campaigns to crush them, widespread recognition of what the latest would-be law will do has yet to surface to the same degree. Kendall Burman of the Center for Democracy and Technology tells RT that Congress is currently considering a number of cybersecurity bills that could eventually be voted into law, but for the group that largely advocates an open Internet, she warns that provisions within CISPA are reason to worry over what the realities could be if it ends up on the desk of President Barack Obama. So far CISPA has been introduced, referred and reported by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and expects to go before a vote in the first half of Congress within the coming weeks. “We have a number of concerns with something like this bill that creates sort of a vast hole in the privacy law to allow government to receive these kinds of information,” explains Burman, who acknowledges that the bill, as written, allows the US government to involve itself into any online correspondence, current exemptions notwithstanding, if it believes there is reason to suspect cyber crime. As with other authoritarian attempts at censorship that have come through Congress in recent times, of course, the wording within the CISPA allows for the government to interpret the law in such a number of degrees that any online communication or interaction could be suspect and thus unknowingly monitored. In a press release penned last month by the CDT, the group warned then that CISPA allows Internet Service Providers to “funnel private communications and related information back to the government without adequate privacy protections and controls. The bill does not specify which agencies ISPs could disclose customer data to, but the structure and incentives in the bill raise a very real possibility that the National Security Agency or the DOD’s Cybercommand would be the primary recipient,” reads the warning. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, another online advocacy group, has also sharply condemned CISPA for what it means for the future of the Internet. “It effectively creates a ‘cybersecurity'’ exemption to all existing laws,” explains the EFF, who add in a statement of their own that “There are almost no restrictions on what can be collected and how it can be used, provided a company can claim it was motivated by ‘cybersecurity purposes.’” What does that mean? Both the EFF and CDT say an awfully lot. Some of the biggest corporations in the country, including service providers such as Google, Facebook, Twitter or AT&T, could copy confidential information and send them off to the Pentagon if pressured, as long as the government believes they have reason to suspect wrongdoing. In a summation of their own, the Congressional Research Service, a nonpartisan arm of the Library of Congress, explains that “efforts to degrade, disrupt or destroy” either “a system or network of a government or private entity” is reason enough for Washington to reach in and read any online communiqué of their choice. The authors of CISPA say the bill has been made “To provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities,” but not before noting that the legislation could be used “and for other purposes,” as well — which, of course, are not defined. “Cyber security, when done right and done narrowly, could benefit everyone,” Burman tells RT. “But it needs to be done in an incremental way with an arrow approach, and the heavy hand that lawmakers are taking with these current bills . . . it brings real serious concerns.” So far CISPA has garnered support from over 100 representatives in the House who are favoring this cybersecurity legislation without taking into considerations what it could do to the everyday user of the Internet. And while the backlash created by opponents of SOPA and PIPA has not materialized to the same degree yet, Burman warns Congress that it could be only a matter of time before concerned Americans step up to have their say. “One of the lessons we learned in the reaction to SOPA and PIPA is that when Congress tries to legislate on things that are going to affect Internet users’ experience, the Internet users are going to pay attention,” says Burman. H.R. 3523, she cautions, “Definitely could affect in a very serious way the internet experience.” Luckily, adds Burman, “People are starting to notice.” Given the speed that the latest censorship bill could sneak through Congress, however, anyone concerned over the future of the Internet should be on the lookout for CISPA as it continues to be considered on Capitol Hill. _________________________________________________ By the way, other than this article, does anyone else notice in this article and other articles that journalists no longer just report what happened but just HAVE to tell us what it means and giving their opinion?
  11. Go near the monster. Press Escape. Select appropriate skill. Press spacebar
  12. That came out wrong. I was going for an effect that you could see that map between the other map. There's supposed to be a border there which I forgot
  13. I've noted what you've said and will definitely try to improve my mapping For now, though I'm not too happy with this first one and will bring some changes. I was hoping for some feedback. The forest reflects what the person likes most. For Gail, it's a beautiful forest. Next:
  14. The Airy Tale A young air Mage is invited by the Duke to visit his empire. But little does this young girl know that the invitation is a trap. She must fight, not only for herself and her life but also to prevent a Demon from gaining power. But what is the King doing? Why has he let the Duke get away with his power hungry schemes? Is he merely old or senile? Or is this a grand scheme of his? "Trust no one for death may be hiding behind any shadow" Gail: Is this what life is about? Just working for yourself? Being forgotten after death. Gail is a young Air mage who has become a mercenary for hire. It may not seem like it at times but she's got her heart in the right place. She's ever willing to help everyone in their time of need. Shana: "Revenge.... I've always wondered if I'd get a chance at getting it." Her troubled history with Duke Norton meant that she'd do anything to get revenge. Joining Gail when she was invited by Duke Norton under the pretence of being invited by him too, she can't wait for her chance at revenge. Duke Norton: "Am I evil for wanting power? Is it immoral of me? No, everyone desires power." The Duke wants the King assassinated and agrees to kill Gail. He is one of the strongest fighter in the country and despite his rank, he keeps in fit shape. Can only join the party if you make the right choices in your interaction with him. Or else he'll die ________________________________________________ There were only three main characters. Two are mandatory while one is optional. Even if you make the right choices, you can still kill the Duke but the game is much easier with him around. Special Feature: 1. Unique Buying System In this system, you must have the required items with you while buying anything at all. http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/074/9/4/a_unique_buying_system_by_theoneonam-d4svydk.jpg[/img] The only downside to this is that you can't buy two or three weapons at once though I'm working on it. 2. The option to read There are many short stories in the game that can be read. These stories range from a few sentences to some fairly long ones. It is recommended that all of them be read as they reveal a lot about the plot and the world of the characters http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/074/a/a/the_option_to_read_by_theoneonam-d4svxeg.jpg[/img] http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/074/a/7/books_by_theoneonam-d4svwep.jpg[/img] 3. Interaction with all sorts of objects http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/074/1/2/mirrors_by_theoneonam-d4svwx0.jpg[/img] Maps: 1. Bagton http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/074/f/6/bagton_by_theoneonam-d4svzaa.jpg[/img] 2. The Inn http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/074/c/c/treachery_and_betrayal_i_by_theoneonam-d4svzpb.jpg[/img] 3. The Duke's Secret Room http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/074/c/d/treachery_and_betrayal_ii_by_theoneonam-d4sw01z.jpg[/img] ______________________________________________ The game will start with the characters at level 20. The maximum level is level 35. Each character except the duke will have 5 skills each. There are only 3 obtainable characters. The game will be about 3-4 hours long and free. The game is more plot oriented. There's a mystery which you will uncover only by reading the books, a mystery which is more important the original plot itself. And it will be released in April. To keep up with my updates, you can see my DA page where I will put up more and more maps. http://theoneonam.deviantart.com/gallery/ __________________________________________________ And you can expect this game to be out by May latest. No demo, I will directly release the game as it isn't the longest in the World.
  15. Amazing. Looks great, will be sure to watch out for this on Friday
  16. Then what's the problem then? If you don't like getting to it, don't get to it (It's not like my sister enjoys battling, she just has this desire to get to the final level)
  17. Depends. All of our Professors are great this year and they all have masters. But then again, last year, we had professors with Bachelors who were great too. Overall, it just depends on how good the person is at teaching though I must admit, professors with Masters are much more knowledgeable on the subject.
  18. No, I think it's a horrible idea. The U.S has a horrible track record of catching people and it also has a horrible record of actually leaving the territory. Also, the problems there are nearly over, the guy hasn't been captured, but his army now number in tens. The main thing required is to rehabilitate the area, not spend resources on capturing a guy who's underground. Also, the US risks creating even more enemies if they invade the country to capture a guy Here's a few sources for you guys to consider http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/reality-check-with-polly-curtis/2012/mar/08/kony-2012-what-s-the-story?newsfeed=true And this video by a Ugandan who knows the ground reality
  19. Norton also slows down computers dramatically. A total No. Plus, it doesn't even let you run Aveyond every other week, then allows it only for it to once again try to delete it Kaspersky says its safe
  20. Does that mean you have to watch your wife eating pickles and ice cream?
  21. @KTC- I think Ivana's like my sister. She HAS to get to the maximum level even if you can finish it on half of the level. My sister got to Ahriman's lair at level 60 , found it was near the end, and the promptly spent the rest of her time levelling up to level 99 while I watched, wondering why she was doing it
  22. Exactly as Ivana said. Also, the story has to be complex, either politically (Aka TTHW), demonically (Aka TTHW and Av1), with betrayal or something philosophical (Aka The Way) I agree about the level cap. Another thing that bugs me is when Final battles require you to be say, level 85-90 while you'd get killed in the dungeons at this level (Aka Aveyond, the one con). Also, I really dislike it when your final boss require you to be 20-25 levels more than for ANY other monster. And something like Alchemy (Aveyond) or something like the potions (TTHW) or a custom system (The Way) helps too
  23. Three the Hard Way reminds me of one thing I really want. A custom stats system and a lack of money. In the game, money really meant something. In others, I could waste it but if you waste money in TTHW, you're doomed to lose Plus, no XP or stats boost when you're too strong for the area
  24. There's absolutely nothing wrong with you. If anything, the problem lies with your friends, not with you. Besides, as long as you're healthy with no health problems, it's all okay.
  25. Can't wait for it. And to think I didn't even know until I clicked this thread I'm sure it'll be awesome because she's a great writer and her plot is usually good
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