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Old 04-24-2007, 09:12 PM
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And are we ever going to get an explanation for the giant pillbug in my head that no one else can see?
Given what Baltar did with Six, I think we can all agree that that's a mental image that none of us are ever really going to recover from, Zeke.
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Ooooookkkkaaaayyyy....

Moving on. If we're going to do a thread of links...

http://www.reviewboy.com/

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Given what Baltar did with Six, I think we can all agree that that's a mental image that none of us are ever really going to recover from, Zeke.
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:34 AM
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Here's one for chess fans. (Anybody here play on RedHotPawn? I'm CZeke there.)
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I have a rather nice repilca set of the Lewis chessmen. I was even at one point a member of a school chess club. Before you get too impressed though, I should point out that I can count the number of opponents I've beaten on one hand.
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Fairly amusing.

That's one reason why I'm not your average nerd. I'm not a chess addict. Probably because I've gotten smacked by one too many uppity ten dollar computer programs.
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That's one reason why I'm not your average nerd. I'm not a chess addict. Probably because I've gotten smacked by one too many uppity ten dollar computer programs.
I don't think chess is quite the defining nerd attribute it used to be anymore. I don't know a lot of people who play, and I'm a math grad student. The weird thing is that Metroid2002, a totally unrelated forum that Hejira and I frequent, is full of chess fans and has even organized tournaments.

But then, the appeal of chess is too universal to try and match it up with some specific group. It's the definitive strategy game. TOS and B5 showed people still playing chess 300 years from now, and I believe it.
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From what I've read, there are many better strategy games out there. Go, for example. Now, I've never played even though I know how. For that matter, what about Hexxegon?
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Anticipating that objection, I said definitive, not best. I think chess has a stronger claim to that title than any other game. "Best" wouldn't even make sense, since there are any number of ways one game can be better than another: simplicity, challenge, accessibility, and so on.

Go is indeed a strong contender, though I think chess edges it out. As for Hexxagon, I apply a simple rule: any game I have to look up is in no way a classic yet.
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I think the whole Go vs. Chess issue is more or less an East vs. West thing. Which you define as "definitive" largely rests on where you grew up.

I say they both co-chair their definity.
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Well, it's just that from what I've heard, if a random person had to go on a hundred-year trip across the galaxy and could only take one game with them, the odds are better that they'd take Go with them.
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@IJD: Exactly. In my home, for example, it was Newfoundland Trivial Pursuit...
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You know, we get pretty silly here sometimes. But I think it's time now to take a moment, as we sometimes do on this show, to look... into the future.
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For some strange reason, I think that the personal flying machine is the most improbable. I daresay that gliders with as little surface area as those would barely (if at all) get you to the ground from a cliff. Going up and down at would be impossible.

The personal waterwheel raft could possibly work if you added a float on each side to keep your balance.

The moving pavement is just plain loony. Possible, but there are multiple better and cheaper alternatives.
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Forty-two.

Hey, it'll answer any question! Maybe not well, but it is an answer.
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