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Andreus Ixiris

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  • [ Pator ] Tribal Assembly Anniversary in EVE Communication Center

    Some spicy young fellows from TEST
    Think that our alliance is best
    From Vale we have fled
    So we'll take Curse instead
    And... oh, sod it, you all know the rest.

  • [ Pator ] Tribal Assembly Anniversary in EVE Communication Center

    I'd like to commemorate the post-Assembly poetry slam where we delivered a wrecking hit to Alizabeth Vea's ego.

  • The Jita 4-4 Fast 'N Nasty Food Expedition in EVE Communication Center

    There was this little fusion restaurant a while back called "From Akat to Aridia" which did a weird mix of Intaki and Ni-Kunni cuisine. Gastronomical purists would call it blasphemy, but the chicken-and-lamb dish they did with that odd Ni-Kunni flatbread - ohhhhhh, if that's blashepmy, then consider my soul thoroughly damned.

    Unfortunately they shut down, so I'll never experience such delights again.

  • [Caldari State] State Protectorate conquer Vlillirier in EVE Communication Center

    Saya Ishikari wrote:
    Can someone explain to me the fundamental difference between taking and losing systems in nullsec, as opposed to the warzone? Not the technicalities or means, but rather why it's different... I feel like I'm missing something critical in that apparent differentiation.

    Both are boring exercises in timer-spinning and object-shooting, but one gains you territory you can actually do something useful with, while the other merely changes the colour of a flag.

  • A Brief Note on the Theology Council Edict on Souls of Clones. in EVE Communication Center

    Samira Kernher wrote:
    So can any theologist working on discussions pertaining to the soul. It is a philosophical study. It is about discovering the meaning behind something. As far as any Amarr is concerned, the soul is proven.

    Which merely reinforces my point that you cannot make an analogy between it and reproducable scientific matters.

    "God said it, I believe it, that settles it" may satisfy your philosophy (although it does not satisfy mine), but in matters of scientific study God needs to submit to peer review like everyone else.

  • [Caldari State] State Protectorate conquer Vlillirier in EVE Communication Center

    This has achieved nothing, will change nothing, and is a dreadful waste of time and human life.

  • [December] Ending the deployment of new outposts and upgrades in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Cade Windstalker wrote:
    Citadels can be torn down and moved, you just lose any rigs attached to them. This is a cost of the increased power Citadels offer and incentivizes players to keep their Citadels in more permanent locations, as opposed to POSes which can be very very quickly torn down and put back up.

    But when starbases are removed, you will need to replace them with a facility that can be quickly put up and torn down.

  • A Brief Note on the Theology Council Edict on Souls of Clones. in EVE Communication Center

    Samira Kernher wrote:
    What you are doing is trying to essentially dismiss a finding on planetary flight mechanics by saying, "But wait, you need to prove that gravity exists!"

    The difference is that any scientist working on planetary flight mechanics will easily be able to prove the existence of gravity and explain its workings, and will likely have factored calculations related to aspects of gravitation that are empirically demonstrable into their work.

    Your analogy is untenable.

  • A Brief Note on the Theology Council Edict on Souls of Clones. in EVE Communication Center

    Gaven Lok'ri wrote:
    I am just going to note now that I am not going to engage with arguments about the non-existence of immortal souls. The presence of non-believers on this forum is not news to anyone.

    I would politely suggest that if you aren't going to work with the basic premise of seriously considering the Theology Council ruling, then this thread is maybe not the correct place for your commentary. Not that I expect this to stop many of the regular posters on this venue.

    I am not attempting to advocate for or against the existence of immortal souls. What I am suggesting is that the Theology Council's judgement is deeply questionable. If they have quantifiable, reproducable evidence that the spark of essential consciousness can be transmitted via transneural burning scanner, I want to see it - it would most certainly put my mind (and soul!) at ease.

  • A Brief Note on the Theology Council Edict on Souls of Clones. in EVE Communication Center

    Caveat lector: Having been raised as an adherent of the Ida, and still in some ways being an adherent of the Ida, my opinion upon this subject may be biased.

    The concept of the soul dates from a time when human culture had no access to medical knowledge on the workings of the nervous system and the brain. For atheists this fact is illustrative and for theists it's coincidental. People saw that some injuries would, without being fatal, cause a person to lapse into a state of unconsciousness from which they would not wake. Certain behaviours would manifest from certain people without apparent cause. Some explanation was needed as to what the animating force of a human was.

    As science peeled away layers of mystery from how the human body worked, we understood that the seat of human consciousness was the brain and that damage to it could damage or destroy what we conceived of as the person. Yet we were never able to dispense entirely with the idea that there's an element of human consciousness that cannot be accurately described or measured by science, which religious individuals would call the soul and contemporary science blithely terms the "infomorph."

    Consciousness is not merely an arrangement of neurones or a specific brain chemistry balance, things that the transneural burning scanner can accurately measure and transmit. You have a continuous experience of being you, a sense of something that looks out from behind your eyes. That is - so far as we can know - an indivisible and inseperable characteristic of a functioning, sentient human being. This entity begins to exist upon birth and, depending on your beliefs, either ceases to exist upon death or goes somewhere else beyond the capacity of science to measure.

    For baseliners this is a simple issue. For infomorphic humans - capsuleers, clone soldiers and if rumours are to be believed, other professions as well - less so. My first death as a capsuleer was in an asteroid belt in Uemon, more than ten years ago. Do I have true continuity of consciousness from that point? The issue is that the only entity that could ever know that is the "soul" of the person whose body died that day. If they continue to exist in this world - through inhabiting a succession of bodies that, ultimately, has become me - only they could possibly know that. If not, there is absolutely no way to tell, because I certainly feel like I am that same "soul."

    A properly-prepared body injected with the memories and neural structure of Andreus Ixiris will experience life as Andreus Ixiris, functionally indistinguishable from Andreus Ixiris. But is he actually Andreus Ixiris, the original, the one that was born on Intaki thirty four years ago, or is he an impostor so perfect even he can't tell he isn't the original?

    "What of the immortal soul in these transactions? Can this machine transmit and reattach that as well? Or does it leave a soulless body, to wonder the world in despair?"

    - Anonymous Hedion University student, Commentaries on the Empyrean, YC 110

    I would suggest that maybe it isn't the interpretation of the Theology Council's judgement that needs to be addressed. I'd suggest it's their methodology and the validity of the judgement itself.

  • WTS Thanatos quickly. Will accept reasonable lowball offers. in EVE Marketplace

    Sharker2k3 wrote:
    Andreus Ixiris wrote:
    Sharker2k3 wrote:
    I'll take it now for 1.25

    Make it 1.3 and you've got a deal.

    Throw up a contract.


  • WTS Thanatos quickly. Will accept reasonable lowball offers. in EVE Marketplace

    Sharker2k3 wrote:
    I'll take it now for 1.25

    Make it 1.3 and you've got a deal.

  • WTS Thanatos quickly. Will accept reasonable lowball offers. in EVE Marketplace

    Current valuation is 1.51b according to EVEpraisal: http://evepraisal.com/e/14318843

    I would be willing to undersell by up to 5% - 1,350,000,000 isk would be a reasonable price floor. The ship is located in Ishomilken IX - Moon 12 - Mercantile Club, The Citadel. This location is non-negotiable and I will not move the ship, which is part of why I'm willing to lowball the price.

    I would prefer to move this item quickly. Contact me here or via evemail if you're interested.

  • A message to the Angels (Punitive Expedition report) in EVE Communication Center

    It's not as if you're likely to listen to me, Kim, but Vincent Pryce is a very old acquaintance of mine. In fact, he often claims that I was the one who first taught him to fight. As one who's very familiar with him, allow me to offer a word of advice, genuine advice that I don't expect or desire that you repay me for. I wouldn't usually give advice on how to fight an old friend, especially to you, but if State civilians are in danger - and if Vincent Pryce really threatened them, then they most certainly are - I'm willing to put aside my pride for their sake.

    If Vincent Pryce has threatened to do something, he absolutely intends to do it. Not only that, but he's absolutely capable of doing it. The man is excellent at gauging his own capabilities, and doesn't make threats he knows he can't deliver on. He is utterly ruthless in pursuit of his goals. He was the one who started the battle of Asakai - one of New Eden's largest and most catastrophic battles - because he so dearly wanted to be on a Titan killmail that he HIC-jammed its jumpdrive with almost no support ships on the field. When we ran together, he flew into the range of a Hyperion's guns in an untanked Blackbird just to bait it into engaging for long enough for the rest of our fleet to kill it. He's not always successful and his plans are rarely rational, but he will absolutely dedicate everything he has to see his goals accomplished.

    It'll take something very serious to deter him from that course of action. With respect, your efforts are insufficient. Killing a few Angels who aren't even capsuleers won't stop him; if anything, it'll amuse him. He'll continue to provoke you in hopes of getting you to do it again. This topic you've written was probably part of his plan; I suspect he wanted to goad you into doing something like this. Financial loss will not deter him, as I happen to know he's both exceptionally rich and exceptionally unconcerned with the possibility of ceasing to be rich. He will continue until he's either achieved his goal, or the prospect of achieving it no longer provides him sufficient entertainment.

    If civilian lives really are threatened and you are sufficiently dedicated to their survival, I do, however, know of a method by which the problem might be gotten rid of.

  • An Idea: Because I am bored for the moment. in EVE Communication Center

    Deitra Vess wrote:
    Would you rather be hated and remembered or forgotten?

    Hated and remembered. Because everyone who's remembered is hated by someone, and not everyone who's hated and remembered is hated by everyone.

    You do anything worthy of remembering, you're going to make a few enemies. So what if they spit on my grave? I'm already dead.

    Would you rather die happy, or victorious?

  • [December] Ending the deployment of new outposts and upgrades in EVE Technology and Research Center

    CCP Lebowski wrote:
    Thanks for that response, appreciate you taking the time to highlight that again. I'll bring this up with the team and see if we can get some traction on it, at the very least in the form of an official statement on this subject.

    Seriously, for Structures 2.0 to be at feature parity with the old system, I would very much appreciate it if we could get CCP clarification for how the following issues will be addressed:

    • Price point. For the new structures to reach feature parity with starbases, you need to have a structure that does everything that could be done in a small POS in a package that costs roughly the same as a small POS, and the same is true of medium and large POSes as well. Now obviously there's things you can do with the new structures that could never be done with a POS: docking, cloning, tethering, markets, contracts, infinite hangar space. However, you can't scale up the price by too much or you put them beyond the reach of at least some individuals and corps who currently run starbases.

    • Fuel consumption. Heavily related to price point, obviously, but the same principle applies - the fuel cost for what can be done in a POS should be the basis for the fuel cost of what you do in the new structures. By current calculations, depending on fitting, it can cost nearly as much per month to run a small engineering complex than it does to run a large POS. Again, there's not an exact equivalency because it has infinite manufacturing slots and functionality a POS doesn't, but again, if you can't find a solution to this, it's going to shut a lot of people out of private manufacturing.

    • Scalability. Both of the above problems relate in some way to the loss of granularity in the way structures are configured. Starbases could have one manufacturing array or many, meaning you could customise your POS' manufacturing capacity based on what you needed. New structures, by comparison, have either zero or infinite slots, with the only granularity being the rigs and the cap/supercap manufacturing modules.

    • Reconfigurability. Structure rigs, like normal rigs, inexplicably crumble to dust when you pull them out (it might be time to re-examine that entire mechanic, but I won't go into it here). This is a massive issue since a starbase can be reconfigured at no permanent cost - switch out the modules and you've got a totally different starbase. Obviously, new structures can be reconfigured instantaneously which is a distinct advantage over old starbase structures which had a lengthy anchoring and onlining process. However, there is a very significant permanent cost to reconfiguring new structures.

    • Defensibility. This comes down to the fact that citadel defenses are very much weaker than starbases in general, but also more specifically that weapons do not scale. You get (a few) more slots for each size upgrade, but you're always using the same launchers. While I'm not advocating for a system whereby you can create an invincible doom fortress, deathstar POSes allowed smaller groups an equalising element in fights against larger groups. The low defensibility of engineering complexes is particularly worrisome. It also makes sense that economically vital structures have so little defense while citadels - which have little value other than as staging and power projection - have vast defense grids.

  • I look forward to CCP's address of these concerns.

  • [OCT] The Onnamon Capsuleer Tribunal is now open in EVE Communication Center

    Once this tribunal has power to enforce actual punishments, maybe then I'll start taking it seriously.

  • An Idea: Because I am bored for the moment. in EVE Communication Center

    Aria Jenneth wrote:
    Is there anyone you wish you could forget?


    If you could go back in time to the first day you became a capsuleer, and only do one thing differently throughout your entire career, what would it be?

  • Announcement: Let Us Damn the Memory of the Whore of Sarum in EVE Communication Center

    Vlad Cetes wrote:
    Lunarisse Aspenstar wrote:
    Pieter Tuulinen wrote:
    It is during the holiday season that those who are utterly alone lash out the most violently.

    How sad, do you think his heart is three sizes too small?

    A heart three sizes too small would not be able to support human life.

    Alas, Vlad, that yours is too small to accomodate a sense of humour.

  • Yule Ball in EVE Communication Center

    I should bring someone. I wonder who.

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