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I don't miss cassette tape recorders at all...

*glances at the shelf where Atari 130 XE with a tape recorder and a bunch of tapes still stands*


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I will be upgrading my system from my old AMD Radeon R7 360 to my new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 TI. I know how to install it, but my question is how do I remove the AMD software and drivers before installing the new card? I can do it the hard way (reformat the system and reinstall everything), but I would prefer to avoid doing that.

Also, how would I go about backing up my 500 GB SSD hard drive. I will be modding the hell out of Skyrim, Fallout 3, Fallout 4, and Fallout New Vegas and I don't want to loose the time that I will put into them if something happens.

Thanks in advance.


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Drejk wrote:

I don't miss cassette tape recorders at all...

*glances at the shelf where Atari 130 XE with a tape recorder and a bunch of tapes still stands*

~whistles and holds out dollar bills~ Yea Baby! Shake it!


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lisamarlene wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
<Fondly remembers first 110-baud phone cradle connection to LHS's PDP 11 server>
I remember something similar for the TRS-80 Model I.
I miss my TRS-80.

You know what I miss? The speech synthesizer that made any in-game sound effect or voice seem like it was coming from a dying Dalek.

And using a cassette tape recorder to save data.

And fiddling with the recorder's volume control to get it just right.


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Sharoth wrote:

I will be upgrading my system from my old AMD Radeon R7 360 to my new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 TI. I know how to install it, but my question is how do I remove the AMD software and drivers before installing the new card? I can do it the hard way (reformat the system and reinstall everything), but I would prefer to avoid doing that.

Also, how would I go about backing up my 500 GB SSD hard drive. I will be modding the hell out of Skyrim, Fallout 3, Fallout 4, and Fallout New Vegas and I don't want to loose the time that I will put into them if something happens.

Thanks in advance.

Maybe set up a restore point and put it on a flash drive, or an external Hard Drive. Windows will select a set of options for you.


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8-bit nudity?


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Gods. I'm sure this is political, but I'll take the bikes:

How Modern English is Taught in California Public Schools:

  • Grades K-2: "Well, you're really too young to be learning about spelling and grammar, so we're going to spend our time doing free-form essays, and you'll be graded on your creativity and content. Don't worry about spelling or grammar; you'll have plenty of time to learn about that later."
  • Grades 3-5: "We need you to get ready for middle school! Read 6 books a year and write up book reports on them. You'll be graded on creativity and content, not spelling or grammar."
  • Grades 6-8: "We need to get you ready for high school. Read these higher-level texts and perform literary analyses on them. You'll be graded based on the strength of your analysis, not spelling or grammar."
  • Grades 9-10: "You're now in comp lit. You'll be graded on your ability to interpret symbolism in late 19th and early 20th-century novels."
  • Grade 11: "You guys are TERRIBLE at spelling and grammar! Didn't your previous teachers teach you ANYTHING? That's it! We're spending a month on basic grammar!"
  • Impus Major put it best: "They want me to figure out why the author made the curtain blue, and how that symbolizes the overall theme of the book, but they can't be bothered to tell me whether to use 'their', 'they're', or 'there'. That's modern English for you!"


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    I miss vines! Not enough games these days have vines.


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    Don't look at me; my kindergarteners learn spelling, parts of speech, and how to outline a paper.


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    captain yesterday wrote:

    4-8 inches of snow expected Monday.

    Should be pretty exciting.

    no need to thank me.


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    gran rey de los mono wrote:
    If you think patience is a virtue, try surfing the net on a 14.4K dial-up.

    <Fondly remembers first 110-baud phone cradle connection to LHS's PDP 11 server>

    Get off of my lawn, you speed demons!

    waiting for porn was an exercise in patience. But so worth it.


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    Gods. I'm sure this is political, but I'll take the bikes:

    How Modern English is Taught in California Public Schools:

  • Grades K-2: "Well, you're really too young to be learning about spelling and grammar, so we're going to spend our time doing free-form essays, and you'll be graded on your creativity and content. Don't worry about spelling or grammar; you'll have plenty of time to learn about that later."
  • Grades 3-5: "We need you to get ready for middle school! Read 6 books a year and write up book reports on them. You'll be graded on creativity and content, not spelling or grammar."
  • Grades 6-8: "We need to get you ready for high school. Read these higher-level texts and perform literary analyses on them. You'll be graded based on the strength of your analysis, not spelling or grammar."
  • Grades 9-10: "You're now in comp lit. You'll be graded on your ability to interpret symbolism in late 19th and early 20th-century novels."
  • Grade 11: "You guys are TERRIBLE at spelling and grammar! Didn't your previous teachers teach you ANYTHING? That's it! We're spending a month on basic grammar!"
  • Impus Major put it best: "They want me to figure out why the author made the curtain blue, and how that symbolizes the overall theme of the book, but they can't be bothered to tell me whether to use 'their', 'they're', or 'there'. That's modern English for you!"

    fires full spread of bikes, extra flamey, makes sure to miss lisamarlene


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    Drejk wrote:
    8-bit nudity?

    ah, golgo 13...


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    I googled 8-bit nudity...

    Lesbian Spider Queen Of Mars (TV Tropes, not the actual game)


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    Owlbear Conservation


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    Jess Door wrote:

    anybody else ever accidently typed "animate date" instead of "animate dead" on a monster sheet?

    ...

    I"m sure it means nothing.

    Vhat's ze differrrence?


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    Another HEMA conference today - lots of fun, even if I did miss the messer workshop, but I did not do very well at all in the rapier competition. Still, c'est la guerre, and there's no better way to find out what you're doing wrong...


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    Focus very low.

    I don't really want to play anything, I don't really can write at the moment... Maybe I try to read a bit before going to sleep?


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    Gods. I'm sure this is political, but I'll take the bikes:

    How Modern English is Taught in California Public Schools:

  • Grades K-2: "Well, you're really too young to be learning about spelling and grammar, so we're going to spend our time doing free-form essays, and you'll be graded on your creativity and content. Don't worry about spelling or grammar; you'll have plenty of time to learn about that later."
  • Grades 3-5: "We need you to get ready for middle school! Read 6 books a year and write up book reports on them. You'll be graded on creativity and content, not spelling or grammar."
  • Grades 6-8: "We need to get you ready for high school. Read these higher-level texts and perform literary analyses on them. You'll be graded based on the strength of your analysis, not spelling or grammar."
  • Grades 9-10: "You're now in comp lit. You'll be graded on your ability to interpret symbolism in late 19th and early 20th-century novels."
  • Grade 11: "You guys are TERRIBLE at spelling and grammar! Didn't your previous teachers teach you ANYTHING? That's it! We're spending a month on basic grammar!"
  • Impus Major put it best: "They want me to figure out why the author made the curtain blue, and how that symbolizes the overall theme of the book, but they can't be bothered to tell me whether to use 'their', 'they're', or 'there'. That's modern English for you!"

    Some of the schools here are like that. One of my cousins uses a weird mixture of American and British spellings because he learned most of them from reading novels and his parents tried to expose him to a number of cultures.

    His younger sister is failing English. It's not because she's bad at the language, but because she learned how to spell from texting. Her essays are incomprehensible gibberish written, but spoken are very eloquent and intelligent. I'm still confused how this happened.


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    I am, on the other hand, somewhat decent at spelling (at least as long as I don't fail my fingers/eyes coordination), but terrible at pronounciation pronunciation.

    Ok, who thought that having "pronounce" but "pronunciation" is ok?! I want to speak to the manager!


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    Drejk wrote:

    I am, on the other hand, decent at spelling (at least as long as I don't fail my fingers/eyes coordination), but terrible at pronounciation pronunciation.

    Ok, who thought that having "pronounce" but "pronunciation" is ok?! I want to speak to the manager!

    He's spending the Winter in Cancun.


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    Drejk wrote:

    I am, on the other hand, somewhat decent at spelling (at least as long as I don't fail my fingers/eyes coordination), but terrible at pronounciation pronunciation.

    Ok, who thought that having "pronounce" but "pronunciation" is ok?! I want to speak to the manager!

    Probably the same people who thought it was okay to have "bologna" pronounced "baloney."


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    Hey, NH. The PRD is in Online Rules in the Pathfinder drop-down menu at the top left corner of the screen.


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    Job hazard:
    Teaching young children has made it almost impossible for me to have a casual conversation with another parent, so children's parties are a special kind of hell.
    Guess how I'm spending my Saturday?
    At least I get to see one of my best friends.
    It's his daughter's party.
    Every other parent at this shindig spends more money on private school tuition than I make in a year.


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    Also, WTF is it with people who bring a gift when the invitation clearly says "no gifts"?
    Now I'm the only a$$#@le who didn't bring a gift.
    F.M.L.


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    Terrinam wrote:
    Drejk wrote:

    I am, on the other hand, somewhat decent at spelling (at least as long as I don't fail my fingers/eyes coordination), but terrible at pronounciation pronunciation.

    Ok, who thought that having "pronounce" but "pronunciation" is ok?! I want to speak to the manager!

    Probably the same people who thought it was okay to have "bologna" pronounced "baloney."

    Wait, how else is bologna pronounced? I always figured that 'baloney' is derived from pronouncing it that way.

    As a linguistic anarchist, I would very much like to see the self-fulfilling prophecy* of English broken, and see how the written language would evolve with common usage and how words are actually spoken -- rather than on common usage and how words were spoken back when the printing press began exerting its standardizing influence.

    But I admit, I would not enjoy a world where everything is written in the horrible vowel-less text shorthand that some use.

    *Grammar and spelling are thus and so because that's basically how it's been since the printing press was invented. And even if you'd like a more intuitive written language, we need to prepare you for adult life where you'll be expected to some degree to write how our generation writes. And when you grow up even if you'd like grammar and spelling to be easier for your children, you'll tell their teachers to carry on the prophecy because you'll want your children to write as others write...and so the cycle continues.


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    Bologna.

    Which is very easy to pronounce for Polish, although we write it as Bolonia. English speakers should probably write Bolonya instead.


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    Gods. I'm sure this is political, but I'll take the bikes:

    How Modern English is Taught in California Public Schools:

  • Grades K-2: "Well, you're really too young to be learning about spelling and grammar, so we're going to spend our time doing free-form essays, and you'll be graded on your creativity and content. Don't worry about spelling or grammar; you'll have plenty of time to learn about that later."
  • Grades 3-5: "We need you to get ready for middle school! Read 6 books a year and write up book reports on them. You'll be graded on creativity and content, not spelling or grammar."
  • Grades 6-8: "We need to get you ready for high school. Read these higher-level texts and perform literary analyses on them. You'll be graded based on the strength of your analysis, not spelling or grammar."
  • Grades 9-10: "You're now in comp lit. You'll be graded on your ability to interpret symbolism in late 19th and early 20th-century novels."
  • Grade 11: "You guys are TERRIBLE at spelling and grammar! Didn't your previous teachers teach you ANYTHING? That's it! We're spending a month on basic grammar!"
  • Impus Major put it best: "They want me to figure out why the author made the curtain blue, and how that symbolizes the overall theme of the book, but they can't be bothered to tell me whether to use 'their', 'they're', or 'there'. That's modern English for you!"

    In my experience, it's more like...

    "Here is spelling and grammar." "OKAY!" summer happens "What's a comma?"


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    Drejk wrote:

    Bologna.

    Which is very easy to pronounce for Polish, although we write it as Bolonia. English speakers should probably write Bolonya instead.

    Bolog nee ah.

    Sossinge.

    Pork delites.

    Fatty magic.


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    Note to self: Next time a FaWtLeR stops by for a visit remember to tell the General first.

    Lucky for me FaWtLeRs are super cool so the General wasn't mad, and she thought Vankyre and his wife were very nice.

    It was awesome to finally meet someone from FaWtL! Vankyre and his wife are both super cool and welcome back anytime!

    Freehold and Nobodyshome, you're next!

    The Exchange

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    No one ever made a conscious effort to teach me grammar. Well not until very late... Heck I didn't learn what a verb, an adjective and a noun meant until I got to high school(grade 9 ish). Then I decided to forget about it, since even without, I still use English fine.

    Basically my aunts way of doing it was reading books to me until I turned into a bookworm, then releasing me to the nearest library to read everything. I will tell you I'm a very happy bookworm.

    I agree my spelling isn't that precise but with a little hear and spell, I get words right most of the time.

    Also I'm upset that they don't teach you a-b-c s in primary school(aka first grade), they expect you to know that already.

    The Exchange

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    I keep forgetting what does a verb mean.

    Noun=naming word, because both start with n. Example: Cat.

    Adjective=descriptive word, used to describe nouns. Example :Adorable

    Put em together and you get an adorable cat!

    The Exchange

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    I'm passable at symbolism, though I pick up word symbolism better then pictures, once I get that soapy sap in me unchained from the post it's usually tied to.

    Also going to listen to some talks later.


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    A verb is a word, of some sort.


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    Verb. That's what's happening.

    Shadow Lodge

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    First 'fatalities' in Savage Tide. Muahahahah!


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    Tequila Sunrise wrote:
    Terrinam wrote:
    Drejk wrote:

    I am, on the other hand, somewhat decent at spelling (at least as long as I don't fail my fingers/eyes coordination), but terrible at pronounciation pronunciation.

    Ok, who thought that having "pronounce" but "pronunciation" is ok?! I want to speak to the manager!

    Probably the same people who thought it was okay to have "bologna" pronounced "baloney."

    Wait, how else is bologna pronounced? I always figured that 'baloney' is derived from pronouncing it that way.

    As a linguistic anarchist, I would very much like to see the self-fulfilling prophecy* of English broken, and see how the written language would evolve with common usage and how words are actually spoken -- rather than on common usage and how words were spoken back when the printing press began exerting its standardizing influence.

    But I admit, I would not enjoy a world where everything is written in the horrible vowel-less text shorthand that some use.

    *Grammar and spelling are thus and so because that's basically how it's been since the printing press was invented. And even if you'd like a more intuitive written language, we need to prepare you for adult life where you'll be expected to some degree to write how our generation writes. And when you grow up even if you'd like grammar and spelling to be easier for your children, you'll tell their teachers to carry on the prophecy because you'll want your children to write as others write...and so the cycle continues.

    Drejk's link features the correct pronunciation XD

    Grammar, spelling, and quite possibly even pronunciation have changed since the printing press was invented. Just pick up Shakespeare's works someone and compare them to the modern era. His works violate a few modern rules of grammar, and in some places the rhyme he uses doesn't work in modern English. And the differences in spellings between Americans and British are definitely post-press.

    But if you want to see how well that anarchism wouldn't work out, watch a conversation between an American and an Australian when both are using native slang and turns of phrase. It's like they are speaking two completely different languages to each other as far as effective communication goes.


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    lisamarlene wrote:
    Verb. That's what's happening.

    And, using your adorable cat as the basis of an example, I give you:

    The adorable cat climbs. - where climb is a verb.
    The adorable cat drinks. - where drink is a verb. And,
    The adorable cat sleeps. - where sleep is a verb.

    To help you further, here's a list of common English verbs.


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    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

    Our Beagle and my dad's Beagle are both scared of the dark, yet they both insist on having a night walk.

    It makes for weird walks.


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    Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:

    Note to self: Next time a FaWtLeR stops by for a visit remember to tell the General first.

    Lucky for me FaWtLeRs are super cool so the General wasn't mad, and she thought Vankyre and his wife were very nice.

    It was awesome to finally meet someone from FaWtL! Vankyre and his wife are both super cool and welcome back anytime!

    Freehold and Nobodyshome, you're next!

    dont tell your wife when I stop by. I want to see how long before she notices!


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    I can meet you beforehand and give you some of my clothes and then we can switch when she isn't looking.


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    Drejk wrote:

    Bologna.

    Which is very easy to pronounce for Polish, although we write it as Bolonia. English speakers should probably write Bolonya instead.

    Whoa.

    It's like a dyslexic switched out the y for a g.

    I've no objection to that pronunciation, but I think it's too late in my life to switch. Baloney though it may be. ;)

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    OK so a verb is an action word. They should have made it start with a like how nouns start with n so it would be easier to remember.


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    captain yesterday wrote:
    I can meet you beforehand and give you some of my clothes and then we can switch when she isn't looking.

    I will be sure to set my black manliness to "low".


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    A Nverb then.


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    Terrinam wrote:
    Grammar, spelling, and quite possibly even pronunciation have changed since the printing press was invented. Just pick up Shakespeare's works someone and compare them to the modern era. His works violate a few modern rules of grammar, and in some places the rhyme he uses doesn't work in modern English. And the differences in spellings between Americans and British are definitely post-press.

    You are correct, though I am concerned with written v. spoken English. The former is hardly keeping pace with the latter -- for example, when was the last time anyone pronounced every letter of 'colonel' or 'asthma'? Or pronounced 'of' or 'is' as they are spelled? Not to mention the notable holes in the alphabet itself.

    And while I'm sure someone somewhere in the world doesn't get the joke, the difference between spoken and written English does make a good one.

    Terrinam wrote:
    But if you want to see how well that anarchism wouldn't work out, watch a conversation between an American and an Australian when both are using native slang and turns of phrase. It's like they are speaking two completely different languages to each other as far as effective communication goes.

    I'd love to find out whether matching written to spoken language accelerates slang > dialectic > linguistic divergence.

    Just imagine a world with U.S. <-> Canadian <-> U.K. <-> Australian translators...think of the job growth!


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    What'cha talking aboot Canada fer, ya hoser!


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    Going to bed, now. Good night, everyone.

    Shadow Lodge

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    Ditto. Later FAWTLfolk.

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