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My plan is to write an Android app for recording and using characters sheets for Praedor and Mars Rovers. I plan to distribute it as open source and share it at github. I'm hoping it would be possible to generalize some components after implementing the two mentioned cases, making adding support for further games easier. Ideally you could add support for new games just with some kind of markup instead of programming, but it might very well be my ambition is dead by the time I get support for these two games to the dog food level.
"And when someone skips across your insane zones – you have them – then you react in bizarre ways, and God forbid your bizarre reactions trample on your partner’s insane zone. If you’re lucky, eventually you deal with it. But that doesn’t make it magically “not hard” to do, especially when your monkey-brain wants to bite their face off for leaving toothpaste on the sink again.
"If I only wrote essays aimed at sane, mature adults interacting with other sane, mature adults, the entirety of my output would consist of “Trust your instincts.” But no. I’m writing essays aimed at people who are, say, 86% sane (which is actually a pretty good sanity ratio), and dealing with someone who, up until now, has appeared to been sane 100% of the time (but we both know that’s not true). And we’re asking what happens when either you’re walking into the minefield of your 14% craziness, or are unsure what proportion of crazy your partner has or even where their crazy-zones are."
The plausible deniability was quite a lot more plausible when it was just handguns, not vehicles...
Russia has no need to make threats like this, it's obvious that this could and would happen. Making these threats right now just again shows how incredibly terrible the current Russian regime is in foreign politics. They continue to play this as if the only thing that matters is looking strong internally.
Funnily enough, the Russian invasion of Crimea is hugely unpopular in Russia despite the posturing, so really this move is not only unnecessary, it's pointless. More aggressive posturing is just going to alienate the general Russian population even more.
Russia is just really fucking terrible at foreign politics these days. Crimea, while a notable patch of land, really isn't THAT important by any stretch. There's little chance that Ukraine would have had the political muscle to push Russians out of their naval base, so really the Russians don't have that much to gain here.
In contrast, Russia has alienated even countries like Kazakstan and Belarus, who have been pretty much their strongest (and essentially only) allies (besides Ukraine). Understandably so, as both Kazakstand and Belareus have notable Russian minorities, and neither is excited about Russia coming in to "protect" them.
It's really amazing that a country that has used billions to prop up most of Eastern Europe in the form of cheap energy and cheap loans has basicly no international allies and is generally feared and hated by those same countries, and after two decades of "relationship building" is generally still considered a risky investment environment. (Compare that to China, which was basicly in the same situation when the Cold War ended.)
Even if Russia does get Crimea out of this, they will still have lost the general support of Ukraine for at least a generation, a country where until recently you could seriously bring up the idea of forming some sort of new Soviet Union. Russia has already lost so much in this conflict that it's getting increasingly unlikely that there are any chips left on the board that could make up for it.
Putin will also increasingly become a dividing figure in Russia, which increases the chance of political unrest in Russia.
The reasons why nobody thought Russia would do this is starting to show. It's just not a move that makes sense in the age where global economics are the primary motivator.
Also, do these people realize the deep irony of them calling the West being about to drop into a chaotic darkness? Of course he might just mean they are beating gays in a lot more organized manner than we are.
It would seem that by targeting ICS (Android 4.0), you already cover 80% of the device base.
"What Arizona proved, as much as any other in recent American politics, is that there’s currently no more powerful constituency for gay rights than the Fortune 500 list. [...]
"The Arizona Super Bowl host committee, concerned about losing the 2015 championship that’s expected to generate a half-billion dollars in economic activity, joined in Wednesday with a public call for Brewer to veto the bill. [...]
"A few hours later, S.B. 1062 was dead; in her veto message, the governor decried the bill’s hazy language and declared it “could divide Arizona in ways we cannot even imagine” if it became law.
"Business leaders in Arizona and Washington called the campaign to kill 1062 a moment of triumph for the corporate world, and a reflection of how the need to attract talented employees and project a tolerant image to consumers has overridden virtually any other political imperative businesses face in a state like Arizona."
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