Alt.end

An online slop-bucket.
Aug 07
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This doesn’t seem like a very good card.

That’s not just me, right?

Like, this card is very bad.

The trace credit is significantly worse than adding one on to link; and the credit for making a corp rez a piece of ice is an unreliable, infrequent, and potentially very low amount. (How many games are there where the corp rezzes even half the ice they have in their deck?)

I suppose if you’re repeatedly facechecking ice, and if a lot of that ice has traces, it can help; so in that way, it’s sort of a pressure valve for a taxing NBN deck.

Sort of.

This doesn’t seem like a very good card.

That’s not just me, right?

Like, this card is very bad.

The trace credit is significantly worse than adding one on to link; and the credit for making a corp rez a piece of ice is an unreliable, infrequent, and potentially very low amount. (How many games are there where the corp rezzes even half the ice they have in their deck?)

I suppose if you’re repeatedly facechecking ice, and if a lot of that ice has traces, it can help; so in that way, it’s sort of a pressure valve for a taxing NBN deck.

Sort of.

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Have we spoken about the pressure valves in Netrunner before? I feel like we haven’t.

One of the things I like about the meta is the way cards like E3 Feedback Implants exist to ensure cyclicality.

(Interjection: in case it isn’t clear, the wonderful thing about E3FI is that it lets you break through any bioroid for a click and a credit or two, making it almost perfect against a bioroid deck – but against a non-bioroid deck, it’s nearly useless, since most breakers let you pay one credit to break a subroutine anyway)

Suppose Fantasy Flight fucked up, and released a bioroid that was just absurdly overpowered, or even something that made all bioroids better. (Maybe Stronger Together was +5 strength to bioroids, for instance). Suddenly, every corp is running a bioroid-heavy deck.

And then, just as suddenly, every runner is running an E3 deck. So the corps without bioroids have an edge. So the runners without E3 have an edge. So the corps with bioroids have an edge…

The whole thing stays in a sort of metastability, with the pressure valve ensuring that the dominant card doesn’t completely subsume the meta. And then, eventually, new cards are released, and everything changes once again.

Have we spoken about the pressure valves in Netrunner before? I feel like we haven’t.

One of the things I like about the meta is the way cards like E3 Feedback Implants exist to ensure cyclicality.

(Interjection: in case it isn’t clear, the wonderful thing about E3FI is that it lets you break through any bioroid for a click and a credit or two, making it almost perfect against a bioroid deck – but against a non-bioroid deck, it’s nearly useless, since most breakers let you pay one credit to break a subroutine anyway)

Suppose Fantasy Flight fucked up, and released a bioroid that was just absurdly overpowered, or even something that made all bioroids better. (Maybe Stronger Together was +5 strength to bioroids, for instance). Suddenly, every corp is running a bioroid-heavy deck.

And then, just as suddenly, every runner is running an E3 deck. So the corps without bioroids have an edge. So the runners without E3 have an edge. So the corps with bioroids have an edge…

The whole thing stays in a sort of metastability, with the pressure valve ensuring that the dominant card doesn’t completely subsume the meta. And then, eventually, new cards are released, and everything changes once again.

Jul 21
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Jul 20
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kierongillen:

‘The Motherload’ by MastodonThis makes me want to fuck dragons.

Everything makes you want to fuck dragons.

kierongillen:

‘The Motherload’ by Mastodon
This makes me want to fuck dragons.

Everything makes you want to fuck dragons.

Jun 29
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import feedparser import requests import arrow from time import mktime, sleep def yo_all(api_token): return requests.post( “http://api.justyo.co/yoall/”, data={‘api_token’: api_token} ) parsed_feed = feedparser.parse(‘http://altend.tumblr.com/rss’) timepublished = parsed_feed.entries[0].published_parsed while True: atp = arrow.get(mktime(timepublished)) sleep(60) atp1 = arrow.get(mktime(timepublished)) if atp.timestamp != atp1.timestamp: yo_all(‘xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx’)
— So I think I just wrote some code that will let me Yo everyone every time I publish a new post.
Jun 21
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zdarsky:

These wonderful ladies were playing a game of brimpception with us, so, how could we not take it to the next level?

The printing of this cover was for one hundred copies and sent only to them. If you want one, it’s allll up to Juliette & Heather: @ & @

This was the hardest thing to keep secret, guys. Matt and I have been looking forward to this day for SO LONG.

SO LONG.

We love you guys.

Jun 01
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kierongillen:

saxifraga-x-urbium:

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Series 3, Episode 6: Marriage.

I’ve been resisting Reblogging this for about 10 minutes. That’s how much willpower I have now.

Hey, this one of the routines I saw being workshopped! It was the best

May 09
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Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents and everyone is writing a book.

Cicero, circa 43 BC (via amandaonwriting)

Recency illusion is the belief or impression that something is of recent origin when it is in fact long-established.”

(via cimness)

i love pulling out ancient quotes like this whenever someone starts complaining about This Generation and how we’re ruining the world

(via transnatsume)

"There is currently no compelling evidence that any one of the multiplicity of quotations listed above was really inscribed on a tablet during ancient days" says Quote Investigator

SORRY TUMBLR

(via wolvensnothere)

Apr 18
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Sebastian DAMN

(Source: taterpie)