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keira

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    Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Real Name
    Keira Sylae Aro
  • Favorite Games
    Blades of Exile, Overwatch, Dwarf Fortress, Factorio, Rocket League, Endless Legend
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    PRT classification: Tinker 6 (Bioaugmentation), Mover 4 (Flight), Blaster 2

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  1. keira

    CBoE downloads gone?

    my bad, blades.calref.net stopped being a thing a few months ago for Reasons. i've attached all the files that were uploaded there tho, for posterity. apologies for breaking all these links 😔 alint-0.9.1_sytest1-win32.zip BoE Scenario Editor PWF.exe BoE-1.2.0a-win32.exe BoE-Carbon-latest.zip CBoE-x86_64.zip
  2. keira

    THE RETURN OF SOLBERG

    yo what it is DJ keira in the house to hijack this topic and say hi, wow i haven't been here in awhile what's this about a new game and stuff how has everyone been it's 7:14 am and i'm sleppy af. regards, the keira formerly known as sylae
  3. keira

    Let's talk about bees

    yo bees ❤️ real talk tho an alarming amount of our foods depend on pollination to, uh, work, and there's not a whole lot of "breeds" of bees going around much anymore? i believe it's the same problem as crop monocultures wherein, if we get some sort of hella scary varroa mite that's resistant to current treatments, or whatever sort of hellish bee disease, that's going to be a Big Problem. like it's been awhile but iirc there's only like three or four "breeds" of honeybee (italian, caucasian, russian, african?), so if one or two of those get wiped out, a huge segment of our food supply is Boned. there's a reason diversity exists, and we've been systematically destroying it all across the bits of the biosphere we like to eat.
  4. I have an unreleased scenario in which one town is a giant underground Venice-style boat place spanning multiple "towns" with nodes at the edges to get to other places. And that was like Many years ago, so it's been a thing at least as far back as cboe.
  5. keira

    Five Factor Personality Model

    here's this years dunno where my old stuff went bleh what slarty said, this site has always been hella clunky. how hard is it to use <label> tags on ur labels.
  6. keira

    Grand Poll 2017: Results Part 1

    I'm all for kids not being assigned gender at birth, but that is definitely a thing that happens. You can talk about oh but the box on the birth certificate says "sex" not "gender" but for the vast majority of the population those two match up. And you know what? That's fine. For almost all people the system works out fine. Maybe I'm a bad trans for saying this, but I am fine with a system that has "assigned at birth" as a thing. (what it does need, however, is an easy way to say "oh wait we made a mistake that's not accurate" and a culture that is ok with making said mistake (and not making such a fuss about not conforming to gender norms and all that (admittedly these are big steps from where humanity is now))). (aside: Of course, I'm also the kind of trans who doesn't understand why getting that marker amended on a birth certificate is a big deal. Like, I'm fine with getting it changed, but I don't see the need. Like, that was what they thought when I popped out, so they gave me an M and a deadname. Oops.) Fair point, but do you have a better way to phrase the question that is accessible for people whose primary language isn't english? (the cis/trans definitions I used are, while not 100% accurate, basically what pops up if one were to google those terms). provides a useful set of data that can be worked with? (the primary purpose of a survey, which has been mentioned millions of times. I mean, there could be an option for every gender identity under the sun. It would have a billionty options and probably an Other box for the ones that got missed. Would it be super duper accurate? yes. Would it be in any way at all usable? not at all. So the goal is to find a compromise between the unusability of: Dropdown with 8,000 options and the crassness of: Normal Not normal (or, arguably) what I was assigned at birth Not what I was assigned at birth Because really, the second is what this comes down to. Like, if this was a survey with 1,000 responses, I'm sure the first option would be feasible. But the whole point of this is looking at the population you have, and for a place like SW, I don't think there's enough people to get beyond the second and still have the question be any good.
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    Grand Poll 2017: Results Part 1

    boy i really wish i identified as a cis woman, because being a trans one is a huge pain. cisgender and transgender have a clean mapping to two different definitions: cisgender: a person who identifies with the gender they were assigned at birth (ie a man that is AMAB). transgender: a person who does not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth (ie a man that is AFAB, or a nonbinary person, or a genderfluid person). Now unless I'm missing something, mathematically that covers 100% of the population. I guess you could make an argument for questioning/not sure people, but I strongly doubt that is the case here given the numbers seen in the survey results (if it is, hey, that seems like a great thing to put in the comments field of the survey, to explain!). I don't like the term trans. I don't. Maybe that makes me an awful person, but I hate that I have to live the rest of my life feeling like I'm a woman* instead of a woman. However, that is what I am. I am a trans woman. Yeah you bet I'm salty over that. As much as I dislike using that label, for the purposes of accurate demographic information yeah I'm going to fill out the survey in the fashion that most accurately describes myself. Anything else is providing inaccurate info and bringing into question the validity of the survey results. Bad data is worse than no data.
  8. keira

    Grand Poll 2017: Results Part 3

    so what you are saying is all i need to do is become cis and then i'll be able to afford to transition
  9. keira

    Grand Poll 2017: Results Part 3

    give me your tired, your poor, your huddled gays yearning to [redacted]. I wonder what this compares to from five years ago. Between then in now a lot of people on CalRef got, like, jobs, and other lame adult stuff. As far as I'm aware, we're the only part of the SW community that's hosted a minecraft server (not anymore sadly, but Actaeon has a neat vanilla server I'd be on if I had more time for games). Escapism? Hell, I was making girl RPG characters back when I was an egg, even. as far as silly memes are concerned, my life got a lot easier when I discovered I could convey my feelings via image macros of Our Lord And Saviour Felix I might have missed this, but is there a relation between intra/extraversion and economic class?
  10. keira

    The Terrible Thesaurus Game

    oh good i'm not the only ten year old
  11. keira

    Grand Poll 2017: Results Part 1

    did anyone break the sound barrier
  12. keira

    The Terrible Thesaurus Game

    boy i really suck at english but i've PMed my attempt. the dota-playing Past Sylae got stuck thinking that Io == Wisp, but i couldn't come up with anything. Probably not a good clue though
  13. keira

    About checking the current tick

    wouldn't that be as easy as (roughly) time_of_day = get_current_tick() % 5000 ? i'd imagine, if you need get_current_tick() for ticks beyond 30k, you could probably just have a script run periodically to check if the tick count is less than it was last time you checked (ie it overflowed?) and increment a global or SDF or whatever. then you can basically just do (times overflowed*30000)+get_current_tick() to get a better tick value as well, i suppose?
  14. keira

    The Grand Spiderweb Poll, 2017 Edition: Demographics & Favorites

    why should we treat religious institutions any separately from their secular counterparts (non-profit org or business, depending on the church, i guess) in a secular government. also, saying "we should be allowed to be bigoted because we're religious" is silly. why does your religion get to impact someone else. because of tax exemptions for religious institutions, my tax dollars are effectively going towards gay conversion camps[citation needed]. not okay.
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    The Grand Spiderweb Poll, 2017 Edition: Demographics & Favorites

    "hey please treat us like humans" "NO THIS IS A SLIPPERY SLOPE NOW THE PEDOPHILES WILL BE MARRYING TOASTERS AND HAVING POLY RELATIONSHIPS WITH DOGS AND THINK OF THE CHILDREN*" is usually how this goes. so, the whole "we're not taking rights away, we're just not granting them" argument doesnt hold a lot of water IMO, especially when these minority groups are asking for treatment they should already be getting as human people. saying "no we dont want to give you that" is fairly equal to "we are taking away your human rights".
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