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Ancient History
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:00 am    Post subject: From the Depths of Wikipedia Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I don't know what I clicked on to get there, but Lanchester's Laws are fascinating reading.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

This is super interesting, AH. I was already working on some potential mass combat rules that these might interact with in a neat way.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

So, as I understand it, Lanchester pretty much only directly applies to skirmish lines. That's not to say he's incorrect, just... OBE.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Not quite, because even with skirmish lines you have a refused flank tactic. But it's an interesting approach.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalag_fiction
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

fectin wrote:
So, as I understand it, Lanchester pretty much only directly applies to skirmish lines. That's not to say he's incorrect, just... OBE.


There's a whole field of study, called survivability, where engineers try to figure out the survival ratios of vehicles and people in given situations. Unlike Lanchester though, you probably won't find the formulas online.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_and_engraved_metal_plates
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_plates_(Latter_Day_Saint_movement)

I continue to find this hilarious and fascinating.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Use this link, instead, with the parenthesis fixed:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_plates_(Latter_Day_Saint_movement)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cagot
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Ancient History wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cagot


Zang. I knew about Huguenots since a branch of my family hails from that group (on my mother's side they've got records going back about 500 years), sounds like Cagots had it many times rougher and I had never even heard of them before.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Why doesn't the Den have a wikipedia page? We totally should; the Bonnacon has one, so why the fuck not, right?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioprospecting
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplicity_theory

I really like this because it parses something I noticed but never put into words.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asemic_writing
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

To this day I regret not taking a screencap from when I was reading about one Wallachian noble or another on wikipedia and the text said the noble was invincible in the the battlefield because his entourage of 12th level Death Knights.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I heard that they were actually 14th level.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martian_language
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I like that one. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbian_pulp_fiction
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I am deeply curious what led you to that page, AH.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I was looking up that fanfiction dispute Marion Zimmer Bradley had in '92 with Darkover.
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Oh, well that's nowhere near as entertaining.

I think there should totally be a resurgence of Lesbian Pulp.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Prak_Anima wrote:
I think there should totally be a resurgence of Lesbian Pulp.
Why would you assume that hasn't already happened?

http://www.amazon.com/Mabel-Maney/e/B000APBUS6

http://www.amazon.com/Monica-Nolan/e/B001ITWU32/

You can check the "customers also bought items from" list for more authors.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XM1219_Armed_Robotic_Vehicle

"The MULE platform is controlled by a modified Xbox 360 controller for ease of training recruits used to using console controllers."
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_bomb

I think I have been on the receiving end of this before. Then again, I'm messed up enough to interpret not being kicked in the face as a term of endearment, so maybe I'm just weird.
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