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About sorenwind

  • Birthday 03/29/1995

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    Hopefully going to get into rom hacking
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    Radiant Dawn

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  1. I don't see your argument here. Are you saying that just because of strict gun laws in Chicago not resulting in any fewer gun related incidents that the whole idea of having strict gun laws won't work? That makes no sense. It doesn't matter if one state has strict laws if someone can very easily travel out of state and get a gun. It also makes no sense if there are strict gun laws but there are as many guns in the US after those strict laws are put in place as before because as you said it won't stop someone from getting a gun if they want to in spite of those laws. No the solution here is to have strict laws, licensing and also to remove military grade weapons from civilian hands and destroying them. If they don't exist, no one can use them and 500 fewer people will die each year.
  2. I agree with Superlb here. Plus you have all this evidence of literally any other modern 1st world country that, instead of arming everyone with guns, has taken them away from everyone and this basically eliminates mass shootings in the country. Why would you even try something as hair brained as allowing more guns into people's hands when there is already a tried and true method out there. Not to mention the fact that someone in this thread talked about how kids could easily pick up these guns and without understanding it, kill someone or themselves. No absolutely not. This would be an accident waiting to happen.
  3. That's not true. The countries with the lowest crime rates are mostly all European countries (ie Iceland, Switzerland, Luxembourg etc) This is an incredibly cynical statement which I will refute with facts. Australia banned certain semi-automatic, self-loading rifles and shotguns, and imposed stricter licensing and registration requirements in 1996 and further tightened gun laws, restricting the caliber, barrel length and capacity for sport shooting handguns in 2002. Since 1996, the number of homicides in Australia dropped from 354/year to 282/year. This decrease was despite the fact that Australia's population has actually grown in that time culminating in a drop from 1.3 per 100,000 people to 1 per 100,000. Now it could be argued that other factors could have affected this drop. This is a fair assessment. However this is just homicides we're talking about. Looking at mass shootings in Australia, they haven't had a mass shooting since 1996. This is in spite of the fact that the definition of a mass shooting is much more severe in Australia than in the US (Ie fewer deaths to qualify as a mass shooting). Australia hasn't banned all guns. They've just banned civilians from owning military grade weapons and have added licensing and registration requirements. Almost 500 people died due to mass shootings in the US in 2015 alone. Australia's story shows that these deaths are all preventable by just making simple common sense amendments. You can still use your hunting rifle to hunt and own a handgun to protect yourself and your home even with these regulations. So I still don't see the argument here. https://www.factcheck.org/2017/10/gun-control-australia-updated/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/02/15/australia-hasnt-had-fatal-mass-shooting-since-1996-heres-what-did/340345002/ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34996604
  4. I'm not suggesting that all guns be banned. There is clearly a historic significance to owning guns in America. What I am arguing is why it is so easy for people to acquire military grade weapons. For which animal do you need an AR-15 to hunt. Seriously? And why is it so easy for just anyone to acquire weapons. There should be background checks and mandatory classes and licenses to own guns. At the very least prevent mentally troubled people from obtaining them. Just simple regulations that can save tons of lives while still allowing the responsible people to keep their guns.
  5. The other thing I find extremely irritating and yet simultaneously fascinating is tendencies of opposition to gun control to argue that since we can't completely eliminate gun violence that it isn't worth it to try. That just because someone is able to illegally obtain guns it makes no difference if we try to make it illegal to own some guns and make strict laws to prevent people from obtaining weapons that they should not be able to possess due to whatever reason. This is an extremely cynical viewpoint in my opinion. It is absolutely worth it to make incremental changes. Even if there are only a handful of fewer deaths per year it is worth it. Or are those people willing to argue that a few lives are not worth giving up military grade weapons for.
  6. If anyone has any serious skeptical attitudes towards how lack of gun control leads to more gun violence should look at Australia. Objectively treating the historic events in Australia is a good case study to consider as a serious argument to how gun control can be a positive change towards eliminating large scale gun violence incidents https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/10/australia-gun-control/541710/
  7. Let me know if you need help accessing a linux machine to build a unix executable. I have some ideas.
  8. It should be fairly straightforward with some regex right? If you're trying to exclude certain sequences of characters that the programming language imposes Or you can simply just tokenize everything and extract the tokens between the double quotes which is where strings are mostly stored in programming languages? There's tons of open source tokenizers that you can plug into the program and just add some logic to iterate through the data structure and extract the dialogue and then untokenize.
  9. Replayed radiant dawn last fall when I realized that wrath on micaiah is a viable strat for part 1 that turns her into an absolute monster
  10. So I had started playing around with the code in the GBA randomizer a couple of months ago for myself but I realized that it might be something other people might be interested in, so I've been cleaning up the code changes I made and making things polished so that I can release it for people to try if they're interested
  11. Those are some pretty good ideas! I'll see if I can work something out Thanks
  12. I've recently started tweaking the GBA Fire emblem randomizer (https://github.com/lushen124/Universal-GBA-FE-Randomizer-Windows/releases/tag/v1.1.0) to try and fix some of the common issues that occur for me such as: Heavily lopsided growths Weird weapons (poison weapons etc) etc Wanted to know if there was any interest in these changes and if so, I can make them public. Also if anyone has any ideas, I can try and fix those too!
  13. Liquid is quite usable actually. He has inherent Lethality and amazing growths. Lethality Kills also net him more exp.
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