Crusader Kings II
is a computer game in which you play as any one of hundreds of feudal lords in Europe in the High to Late Middle Ages. Hoping for your family to become just that little bit more powerful, you scheme against your liege, your vassals, and occasionally even your enemies. Meanwhile, at least half of the game's cast of thousands schemes against you. The game's potential for Shakespearean intrigue has made it ripe for post-game write-ups called after-action reports. With the recent release of The Old Gods
, an expansion allowing for play as a pagan ruler, PC Gamer
published its own series of after-action reports: Lords of the North.
The game's thematic similarities to A Song of Ice and Fire
/Game of Thrones have not gone unnoticed
, either. [more inside]
posted by Rustic Etruscan
on Aug 31, 2013 -
Saturday Fun: Paradox Embrace
is a platform puzzler similar to the Shift
) but in COLOR! You shift between three space-times to negotiate the levels collecting keys and such. In game tutorial makes learning the game pretty quick. Deceptively simple at first but gets quite difficult.
posted by schyler523
on Jan 9, 2010 -
The Drug Addiction Paradox
"The plants should never have developed toxins that reward animals for eating them, and humans should never have developed a reward mechanism for toxic plants"... De-evolution or Idiotic Design? [more inside]
posted by wendell
on Apr 17, 2008 -
"Tim Kaine says
Adolf Hitler doesn't qualify for the death penalty
." Or so say Republican campaign ads supporting Jerry Kilgore
, Virginia's attorney general, in his bid to become that state's new governor. Tim Kaine
, the Democratic lieutenant governor, says his moral objections to capital punishment are rooted in his Roman Catholic faith. "Solidly pro-life"
Jim Kilgore, endorsed by the Virginia Society for Human Life
and National Right to Life
political action committees, accuses Kaine of being an "anti-death penalty activist who cannot be trusted to oversee the death penalty in Virginia.
" This is important to Virginians. Based on the number of executions carried out under the post Furman laws, Virginians are second only to Texans
in their fondness for execution
. As attorney general, Kilgore tried to expand the kinds of crimes that would be eligible for the death penalty.
Tim Kaine reassured voters
, "That's why I personally oppose the death penalty. But I take my oath of office seriously, and I'll enforce the death penalty . . . because it's the law."
posted by three blind mice
on Oct 15, 2005 -
A bold paper
published in the August issue of Foundations of Physics Letters seems set to change the way we think about the nature of time and its relationship to motion and classical and quantum mechanics. The work also appears to provide solutions to Zeno's paradoxes
. (Via Kurzweilai.net
. More inside...)
posted by Pinwheel
on Aug 1, 2003 -