Halo |OT10| The Calm Before The Storm

Redford

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I swear every time I watch "Scanned" I think I hear a Wilhelm Scream when the orange light goes over Chief's head.

This is probably old
 

EuropeOG

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"going back to MP"

Dude. Just say multiplayer.

And if this game is as painstakingly bad as the first one, I'm not getting it.

You can cover a piece of shit in frosting, candles, sprinkles, candy, chocolate/caramel sauce all you want, but it's still a piece of shit.
Piece of shit is a bit harsh, but BLOPS 2 looks surprisingly good, enough changes to peak my interest.
 

ArchedThunder

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This, only SOME states can the electoral college go against the result of "citizen" votes from the states.

And that may well have changed since the last time I checked into it, but I doubt it.

Edit: looks like it's the same.

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/media/lessons/davidwalbert7232004-02/electoralcollege.html
They can in every state, they are not required by law to go with the votes from the state, instead they can vote for what ever candidate they want, do they do that though? Not very often. But because of this voting in America is literally pointless.
 

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A vote is always meaningful. The amount of votes, levels of turnout among certain communities, the margin of victory, all matter. Your vote is a blunt instrument, and probably one of the weakest in your political arsenal, but it is never wasted.

If liberal college kids turned out in the numbers elderly Republicans do, it would be a different country -- even if the electoral college was unaffected.
 

Brolic Gaoler

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They can in every state, they are not required by law to go with the votes from the state, instead they can vote for what ever candidate they want, do they do that though? Not very often. But because of this voting in America is literally pointless.
I'm pretty sure that's incorrect. Read that link, it varies from state to state.

Edit here, I'll make it easier.
In December, the electors meet in their respective state capitols to cast their ballots for president and vice president. States may or may not require their electors to vote with the popular majority, and they may or may not give all of their electors to the winner of the statewide popular vote. (See "A Work in Progress," below.)
A work in progress
It was up to the states to decide how they ought to vote for their electors — and to a great extent still is, in fact. There is no national election for president, but rather fifty-one separate elections, one in each state and one in the District of Columbia. In the beginning, state legislatures voted for electors, who in turn voted for the president and vice president. Electors were free to vote for the candidate of their choice, but over time they were increasingly elected because they supported a particular candidate. By 1832, every state but South Carolina held direct elections for president, and electors were effectively bound to vote for a particular candidate. (South Carolina held out until 1864.)

Today, of course, every state allows citizens to vote directly for electors — as represented on the ballot by the candidates with which they are associated — but the electors are still not legally bound to vote for any particular candidate. An elector could, in theory, throw his or her vote to any candidate! Since each candidate has his or her own slate of electors, however, and since the electors are chosen not only for their loyalty but because they take their responsibility seriously, this almost never happens. (It last happened in 1988, when it had no impact on the outcome of the election.) Some states have laws requiring electors to cast their votes according to the popular vote.

In addition, a state doesn't have to throw all of its electors behind the candidate that receives the most popular votes in that state. Two states, Maine and Nebraska, assign one elector to the winner of each Congressional district and the remaining two electors to the candidate with the most votes statewide. After the 2000 election, there was some debate about whether that system would be more fair than the winner-take-all system used by the other 48 states and the District of Columbia.

The original Constitution also didn't take into account the development of political parties. Electors were to vote for two candidates for president. The man with the highest number of votes that was a majority became president, and the man with the second highest number of votes became vice president. In 1800, however, the Democratic-Republican Party nominated Thomas Jefferson for president and Aaron Burr for vice president, and because there was no separate voting for the two offices, the two men tied in the electoral college. The House of Representatives had to decide the issue. Afterwards, the 12th Amendment to the Constitution was passed, changing the system to the one described in part I, above.
 

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Who knows Java; More specifically who knows anything about the Calendar or GregorianCalendar classes? And yes this is Halo related.
 

User 73706

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Tojima has been doing pretty good with audio mixing so far. If you listen closely a lot of the Promethean Knight screams are mixes of audio rather than just one sound. One in particular stood out to me in The Return of the Forerunners vidoc - it occurred when a Knight was giving out orders with a floating forerunner thing in the background, and it was at sunset; the landscape was kind of like Complex without the UNSC architecture. It sounded like the scream was actually reversed, which is an interesting touch to detail.
 

ArchedThunder

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I'm pretty sure that's incorrect. Read that link, it varies from state to state.

Edit here, I'll make it easier.
Doesn't make me dislike the Electoral College any less. Is there a list of states where it is required by law? If my state is one of those then I might be a little more "eager" to vote.
 

Bsigg12

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You need to check your state law. I know my state's vote is bound to the popular state vote (Illinois)
He is correct in that they dont have to go with the people but 99% of the time they just go with popular vote in the state since those numbers are reported
 

Homeboyd

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That scorcho thread. Damn :(

I want to hear this OST. Also, guess I need to get around to preordering my copy of halo 4. How does the season pass exclusive stuff work? Do I preorder that as well to get the toaster head?
 

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Looking at the Halo signs by Stephen Loftus, I'm reminded of a question I posed long ago. Why didn't 343i just use these classic icons for the multiplayer teams?


It would have been a nice touch.
Well I'm hoping the emblems are actually for clans, and you can choose your own.
 

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Do not take his words serious.

You need to check your state law. I know my state's vote is bound to the popular state vote (Illinois)
I think I am the reason for the latest big politic discussion in this thread. Let me clarify why I think to vote is never meaningless. I am from a country like yours and many more where people fought for their rights in the 19th Century and earlier. Furthermore the disbelief and disinterest in politics leaded to the biggest atrocity in Modern human history. I misinterpreted like it is often the case the no vote comment as a "no interest in Politics". That isn't the case. I am sorry that I am the reason for the big OT discussion.
 

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Yeah, I had taken a brief reprive from the game but going back to it yesterday I had a good run on Swat, Team Objective, Snipers and Team Slayer I think. The ony downside was that I was playing with Zalinkrow and his friends while he was at there place and none of them had mics to use so it made some matches a bit trickier than they needed to be but overall the games were nice and fluid. I was barely dying, trying really hard to play conservatively and it paid off. Krow and I were going +10 a lot but he'd have way more kills and deaths.

It's getting me super pumped for 4, not because Reach is a bad game, but because Halo 4 just looks to be such a better game.
 
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Fuck the NFL. They'll call "illegal success" as a penalty against the Bucs if given half the chance. If that had been golden boy Brees there would have been no call. Sick of this pro wrestling bullshit 'jobfest.
 

Hypertrooper

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Hey not sure if this has been posted but here you go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B76QgnZcgI4&feature=g-u-u

Myabe its Halo 4 ARG?
Psst. Two pages ago. Just to let you know before Hyper is coming and blaming you for not reading the last two pages.

Thought I'd have a go at Didacting-up my icon. T'was fun.

So, out of curiosity, is anyone here getting the Halo 4 Art book? Kinda forgot that thing existed for a while. As well as the collector's edition guide book.
I am getting the Limited Edition of the Artbook. The art of Halo 4 which was released so far is incredible. And I cannot wait to read the comments by the team. Hearing Sparth talking about creation of specific things was maybe the most interesting video game related stuff I heard this year.
 

Brolic Gaoler

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Do not take his words serious.


I think I am the reason for the latest big politic discussion in this thread. Let me clarify why I think to vote is never meaningless. I am from a country like yours and many more where people fought for their rights in the 19th Century and earlier. Furthermore the disbelief and disinterest in politics leaded to the biggest atrocity in Modern human history. I interpreted like it is often the case the no vote comment as a "no interest in Politics". That isn't the case. I am sorry that I am the reason for the big OT discussion.
No big deal man, I'm 100% behind the exercising of rights. A right not exercised is the same as not having that right at all.

I'm simply commentating on the "effectiveness and value" of a vote as it pertains to the outcome of an election.

Everyone should utilize every right they are given, anything else is foolish.

As for this being "OT" this is a community thread, we go OT all the time, but this is something WORTH going OT about.