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    [–] Cleverest "brute-force" solution you've seen that can be done by a human without a machine? Fubai97b 2 points ago in riddles

    Pretty much any Caesar Cipher where you don't know the key phrase. If it's long enough and/or has punctuation you can be clever and make some decent guesses for common letters, but that's about it.

    [–] WIBTA for not going to my sisters wedding because of the ridiculous "requirements" Fubai97b 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    NTA. I'd still go without the gift and a beard just to make her kick me out. If you do, be respectful and polite the whole time. Make sure she's the one to lose it.

    [–] Advice on ghosts in writing? Fubai97b 1 points ago in WritersOfHorror

    I can't help with the alternatives very much, but here's a good list of tropes. Remember though, all tropes aren't bad. Jim Butcher and Joss Whedon have made their livings off of them.

    [–] What’s that ONE game mechanic that you always transfer into your games? Fubai97b 2 points ago in RPGdesign

    I almost always bring in a luck/reroll mechanic based on the Savage Worlds bennies system. Every player gets a chit at the beginning of the session that can can use to reroll a skill or have some small item handy or make some small change to the world on the fly. Basically, anything that would provide a slight, non-combat edge to a situation. I award them extra chits based on roleplay, cool ideas, or even a particularly good joke.

    [–] But of course Fubai97b 1 points ago in memes

    I already do for significantly less. Some guys are way to fricking insecure about crap like this.

    [–] Good riddance indeed. Fubai97b 2 points ago in insanepeoplefacebook

    $100 says this guy "almost served."

    [–] Gingers are the ONLY minority that still suffers from socially acceptable discrimination. Fubai97b 11 points ago in unpopularopinion

    Southerners in the US. If I go north and say "y'all" people think my IQ cuts in half and I screw my cousins.

    [–] Why would anyone want this? Fubai97b 3 points ago in ATBGE

    When windowless vans are too subtle

    [–] Is it really possible right now to buy cash flowing properties? Fubai97b 2 points ago in realestateinvesting

    An example would be Corpus Christi, Tx. About 300k pop, good sized state university, military base, and an established middle class economy from the medical and petroleum industries. It has a lot of things going for it, but unless your from Texas you probably don’t even know the city exists.

    There are dozens of cities like that throughout the gulf coast and Midwest that get ignored. You either have to hunt for them or be familiar with those areas.

    [–] AITA for signing a petition to end a tradition? Fubai97b 3 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    NTA. "Because it's a tradition" is a terrible justification for anything. Besides, you're right. Environmentally speaking, balloons suck.

    [–] No, please someone save me Fubai97b 28 points ago in memes

    Meanwhile those of us born in the 70's chuckle then pop 500 mg of Tylenol because laughing makes our backs hurt.

    [–] Is it really possible right now to buy cash flowing properties? Fubai97b 1 points ago in realestateinvesting

    OOC what's your definition of 2nd tier? I'm able to find stuff looking at 2nd and 3rd tier of a state, 100-300k population.

    [–] Bragging about killing players [short] Fubai97b 22 points ago in rpghorrorstories

    My games tend to have a pretty high kill count. I don't fudge or build impossible situations, but I do make encounters where a straight up fight will in all probability end up in a TPK. It's going to sound weird, but there's an art to killing PCs. You can't railroad a death or make it a punishment.

    [–] Invasive Plant Managemnt Fubai97b 3 points ago in invasivespecies

    It depends on where you are. There are targeted weedkillers for it and I've heard repeated close mowing will actually kill it. If those aren't an option it comes down to all the hand pulling.

    [–] WIBTA if I told my BIL and SIL that we are not accepting "maybes" for a family holiday dinner that I am hosting? Fubai97b 2 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    NTA They either know damn good and well if they’re coming for a holiday dinner and this is some kind of power play or you’re their back up plan if something better comes up. Either way, they’re the assholes.

    [–] Best skill-set to develop as an undergrad student? Fubai97b 1 points ago in ecology

    Yeah, they weren't really stressed for us either, but "the ability to be outside in inclement weather..." is a job requisite in more than half the positions I see advertised. I can't speak to crossover tbh. I can say that ecology from what I've seen has usually been structured as near 100% field time when there's a season attached to whatever your population of study is and the rest is writing and number crunching. For example, I did some work with migratory birds. We had about 4 months of surveys every day 6-7 days a week, had a break, spent the next few months doing stats, data entry, and writing. To reiterate what others have said, R and/or SAS are your friends.

    [–] Best skill-set to develop as an undergrad student? Fubai97b 8 points ago in ecology

    GIS and getting used to the field. I'm constantly amazed at the number of people who get the degree and can't do a full day outside when it's hot/cold/raining. Go out when it's crappy weather, strap on a pack, and start backcountry hiking.

    [–] Does anyone know any games that focus on making and playing monsters? Fubai97b 1 points ago in rpg

    Savage Worlds. It's setting agnostic and very flexible with minimal crunch. There are books for multiple settings for additional rules; WW2, weird west, steampunk etc... I've used it for probably 5 or 6 different settings with no problems. Magic, weird science, superpowers are all modular and can be added or subtracted without breaking anything. The core book is usually less than $20 bucks. Rippers is a Victorian England monster hunter setting where the players take on monstrous qualities by basically spicing them into themselves.