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Doctor Albert Halfmann

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  1. Anyone who insists on celebrating individuals solely for their accomplishments fuels a culture in which he who aspires to greatness feels justified in breaking as many eggs as it takes to make the perfect omelet. I can only respect a man who consistently treats all those around him with fairness and respect, regardless of their places in company or social hierarchies. That said, Jobs has died, and at quite a young age to boot. Let's not go too far with the hatchet jobs.
  2. Originally Posted By: Nikanuur - more usable enviroment. I mean, if I can pick up the pick-axe, please give me a chance to break something with it. Cave-ins to be precise. Mb 3 squares with one pick or something like that (I understand a pick-axe is fairly common so let's not destroy the meaning of hard reachable place all of a sudden I'm afraid that if every last item included to provide detail and richness to a setting possessed some essential utility as well, we'd all soon run out of space in our packs/junk bags. I'm not bothered by the presence of items of negligible value, so long as I can be sure that I won't need any of 'em.
  3. Wasn't there also a fence implemented to keep dingoes at bay? I seem to recall hearing something to that effect from a friend's relative who hailed from Australia.
  4. Originally Posted By: Dikiyoba But Dikiyoba saw some absolutely adorable leeches last week, so Dikiyoba's opinion probably shouldn't count for much. (At least they weren't the bloodsucking kind.) Hahaha, I'm afraid that does damage your credibility a bit. Though of course a lot of non-mammals are aesthetically appealing as well. Almost all birds, with the exception of certain vultures and condors, are quite nice-looking if not beautiful. Most reptiles are cute too, especially tortoises and turtles. Amphibians aren't bad, either, for the most part, and while most fish look ugly to me, some can be very well-formed. Where invertebrates are concerned, though, I don't detect a whole lot of cuteness. EDIT: Trenton is right where the big cats are concerned. But I find a lot of mammals that possess longer snouts to be quite appealing. It's just something about the distortion of the hyena's face when it grimaces that I find off-putting.
  5. Originally Posted By: Dikiyoba Originally Posted By: Stugri-La Dikiyoba, I admit that the hyenas in that photo are kinda cute. But most every non-marsupial young mammal is adorable, and it is significant that the adult has its mouth closed. In photos where their mouths are open, hyenas invariably look quite feral and unappealing. How is a hyena with its mouth open any worse than a lion or wild dog with its mouth open? All three have similarly shaped mouths and big teeth. Originally Posted By: Arancaytar Wolves? Cutest apex predator* there is. Well, up until the point they get mange, anyway. Dikiyoba. I don't feel that lions, wild dogs, or hyenas are at all identical in facial morphology, and they're certainly not very closely related to one another evolutionarily. Lions have such fine features that even when growling and grimacing their beauty is obvious. Wolves can make some ugly faces, but for the most part they're quite good-looking as well. Hyenas are, at best, just ordinary-looking. Though I do like wolves, I feel that tigers and male lions are far more aesthetically appealing. As a weasel guy, though, I'm partial to wolverines. EDIT: Ah, my mistake, you mentioned wild dogs, not wolves. I don't find wild dogs all that appealing, but they do tend to look a bit less grotesque than hyenas when growling.
  6. Originally Posted By: Pseudorandomizer Originally Posted By: Stugri-La Originally Posted By: Pseudorandomizer Related: How do people here feel about wolf hunting? IMHO, as long as they aren't interfering with us they're okay, but as soon as they interfere with people's livelihoods... invest in stronger, higher fences and leave wildlife alone. Yes, because building a massive wall around miles of cattle grazing land is economically viable. Well, then, the government could help 'em out with it. Our government is already throwing loads of farmer's compensation dough at farmers as it is.
  7. Originally Posted By: Pseudorandomizer Related: How do people here feel about wolf hunting? IMHO, as long as they aren't interfering with us they're okay, but as soon as they interfere with people's livelihoods... I feel that the ranchers that irresponsibly want to deplete recovered wolf populations over concerns about loss of livestock should just invest in stronger, higher fences and leave wildlife alone. Wolves should be allowed to re-establish their natural relationship with deer and other prey animals, leaving the way clear for an eventual ban on hunting. I've always been an advocate of animal rights, though.
  8. Yep, wolves and all big cats (and smaller cats, for that matter) are all quite beautiful and elegantly formed. Dikiyoba, I admit that the hyenas in that photo are kinda cute. But most every non-marsupial young mammal is adorable, and it is significant that the adult has its mouth closed. In photos where their mouths are open, hyenas invariably look quite feral and unappealing.
  9. I always play on Casual/Easy difficulty, and cheat to boot. I'm not much about challenges. I play mostly for story and aesthetic aspects. This applies to most games, with the exception of those that do not allow for cheats. When forced to deal with a challenge I sometimes enjoy overcoming it, but when an alternative exists I simply lack the discipline and patience to go the more difficult route.
  10. Also, make sure to collect gemstones, crystals, gold bars and even non-enchanted rings and charms if you've got room in your pack. Since the gems, crystals and gold bars are stackable, collecting them is easy.
  11. Originally Posted By: The Turtle Moves Fussel is adorable, I don't know what you're talking about. As for Frank and Louie, creepy but still cute. I agree. Neither are properly ugly, just a bit creepy and deformed. You know, I can't believe I didn't mention warthogs in my exceptions to the 'mammals are beautiful' rule. Pretty undeniably ugly. Hogs in general lack beauty, but most can be considered cute.
  12. Ah, a bit of research has yielded the mystery canine's identity: Sam, the Ugliest Dog Ever . Apparently he is a purebred hairless Chinese Crested. His current owners adopted him from a shelter, and while his temperament was poor at first, he was successfully re-socialized to some extent. He was champion of the World's Ugliest Dog contest from 2003 to his death in 2005.
  13. Originally Posted By: Struggling Little Flies It takes an ecologist or a real animal enthusiast to see the beauty in a naked mole rat. —Alorael, who finds regular rats adorable. Mice less so. Ah, the mole rat. I admit that it's quite difficult to find beauty in the critter. I do admire its powerful buck teeth, but that's about it. I find all other rodents quite cute, though, including mice and rats. Elephant shrews are likely the cutest rodent of all.
  14. Ye Gods. I believe I've seen photos of this canine before. He does have some very silky-looking white hair- but yeah, not too much else of beauty to note. But I said I couldn't think of many. Show me ten ugly mammals that aren't artificially bred, or hyenas, and I might relent. :{P
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