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No, I did not remember that. I just googled for an old Atari BASIC manual.


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captain yesterday wrote:
I have no idea what that is, so probably not. :-D

Sorry, I meant GURPS. Generic Universal Role-Playing System.


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Drejk wrote:
No, I did not remember that. I just googled for an old Atari BASIC manual.

No worries. It's been over 30 years since I used BASIC.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
Drejk wrote:
No, I did not remember that. I just googled for an old Atari BASIC manual.
No worries. It's been over 30 years since I used BASIC.

You are probably right about the use of semicolon in many forms of BASIC, it's just that Atari BASIC was that rebel kid that do things its own way (and was the slowest BASIC interpreter around because of the way it done some things).

And it was around... Probably some 25 years since I wrote anything in BASIC. Maybe a bit less, when I might had been using Atari while our Amiga was down.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I have no idea what that is, so probably not. :-D
Sorry, I meant GURPS. Generic Universal Role-Playing System.

Ah! Never tried it.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I have no idea what that is, so probably not. :-D
Sorry, I meant GURPS. Generic Universal Role-Playing System.

Character points for EVERYTHING!


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GURPS Lite - A free to download, abridged rules PDF for the game.


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OK. This is so f*****g mind-boggling that I have to share.

As you know, both Shiro and I hate splitting bills, because "it all works out in the end". The morning my mother and sister-in-law spent three hours of their vacation reconstructing the bill from the previous night's dinner just so they could charge everyone the correct amount right down to the penny convinced me that bill-splitters are insane.
(And yes, they even went so far as to argue about how many potstickers each person ate so they could divvy up the price of that accordingly.)

So, Shiro wanted to make sure we were "fair", and he knows I use Quicken, so I included his receipts.

He and I, winging it for THREE WEEKS SOLID, based on him being 1/5 of the party, ended up within 0.5% of absolutely "fair".

That's not a typo. Just random, "Oh, I haven't paid in a while, let me pick that up," and we were within 0.5% of Shiro paying exactly 1/5 of a five-figure total bill.

Yep. It all works out in the end.


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NobodysHome wrote:

OK. This is so f*****g mind-boggling that I have to share.

As you know, both Shiro and I hate splitting bills, because "it all works out in the end". The morning my mother and sister-in-law spent three hours of their vacation reconstructing the bill from the previous night's dinner just so they could charge everyone the correct amount right down to the penny convinced me that bill-splitters are insane.
(And yes, they even went so far as to argue about how many potstickers each person ate so they could divvy up the price of that accordingly.)

So, Shiro wanted to make sure we were "fair", and he knows I use Quicken, so I included his receipts.

He and I, winging it for THREE WEEKS SOLID, based on him being 1/5 of the party, ended up within 0.5% of absolutely "fair".

That's not a typo. Just random, "Oh, I haven't paid in a while, let me pick that up," and we were within 0.5% of Shiro paying exactly 1/5 of a five-figure total bill.

Yep. It all works out in the end.

that sounds like math.

Math never works out in the end.


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Clocking out. Good night, everyone.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
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Service is over. It was pretty good, although hearing my Dad (a retired preacher) speaking at his granddaughter's funeral was really hard.
That isn't fair or right. I am so very sorry.

He wanted to do it. That doesn't make it easier, though.

And, everyone, buckle your seat belts. Please.

That's got to be the hardest thing I can imagine.

I always buckle up they saved my life once in a bad accident. The passenger who was wearing her belt wrong almost died because of that. So I'm a always buckle up person and anyone I ride with too.


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GURPS is good if you want a party of Indiana Jones. A space samurai, and optimus prime, but not much system depth.


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Huh, neat. An old friend of mine from the grade school days contacted me yesterday, and wants to meet me after work. From my original circle of friends, I know one is still studying abroad, another I haven't heard from in a while, but now I know what's been going on with the third one.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I have no idea what that is, so probably not. :-D
Sorry, I meant GURPS. Generic Universal Role-Playing System.

Me and the other lizards in the petstore used to play Human Eccentrics Role-Playing System. I was really proud of my 7th level human mailman, Jerry Dorsey. It was a shame when he and the whole party were TPKed in The Ruins of IRS Mountain.


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Father had a day off, so he called...

Personal family stuff:
And then started to praise a company of a "renowned chemist with 150 patents" that will be coming to a stock market somewhere in the future and that if I had money I should invest into it.

Yeah, no.

The guy might be a decent chemist when it comes to production of cleaning products, but what he promotes on his other website, is a liquid gold that is wonderful remedy on dozens and dozens of illnesses, starting from cancers, varices, farsightedness, and so on. Then proceeds to how a mother cured her child of rubella with that spray (despite his specific statement it won't). Oh, and it removes wrinkles... And is sold as a cosmetic product or diet supplement and absolutely not a drug. There is even a warning that there is absolutely no promise that the product will heal anything and they in no way promote not visiting a professional doctors!

Yeah, the argument led to nowhere as the father did not properly charge his phone for long term talk.

It would be less stressful if he didn't muse about getting 10k credit for the investment...

I can definitely sympathize.

My mom's sister (my aunt)...

Personal family stuff:
...went really hardcore conservative religious, like kinda cult-y, about two decades back. When her husband died, she also got herself deep into homeopathy, natural "remedies", and farther-out-there health claims. (She used to be a registered nurse, like actual medical training and experience.) Which, hey, if it ain't hurting anyone else, none of these choices need my approval or disapproval. But... (there's always a but)

My mom started showing signs of some (still undiagnosed*) motor neuropathy disorder over a year ago. She's since lost most of her motor function and coordination in her legs, starting with her left one, and it's progressing to her left arm/hand too. Which... it isn't at all fine, but that's life; thankfully, Dad and I have managed to do all the day-to-day care so far, and my sister helps with doctor appointments/coordination. My aunt regularly calls my mom up to check on her, and lately she's started pitching all this homeopathic woo at her. She's been touting this miracle $65-a-bottle tincture that she herself uses to help with her walking and coordination. And my mom, so desperate for hope, is starting to believe her. I've repeatedly asked my mom to ask her sister for the details on what ingredients are in it, so I can research it. But my aunt is being vague and evasive, and now hinting that my mom should travel up to her (in mountainous, rural Arkansas) to get it (and see her, and likely give her another shot at converting my mom religiously).

So dad is now under orders. When next my aunt calls, he's to give the phone directly to me. Aunt and I are going to have a talk, and some things are going to be made very f!cking clear to her: She isn't a possible religious recruit; she doesn't need false hopes that will fail her; and she doesn't need to leave her home, her family, her friends, and access to medical assistance to be stuck isolated with her sister. Do not test me, woman.

* From the symptoms and progression, my sister and I are pretty certain it's MMN (best match), ALS (possible), or something like them. But nearly all of her doctors available through her HMO feel no hurry to reach a diagnosis, or seem more concerned about sticking to the 10-15 minute window for seeing each patient, or (at least in one case) clearly incompetent.


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I've actually had a lot of good GURPS experiences so far. Never had the energy to write down campaign notes, sadly.


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Drejk wrote:

Father had a day off, so he called...

** spoiler omitted **

I can definitely sympathize.

My mom's sister (my aunt)... ** spoiler omitted **...

CBD oil has helped alleviate my dad's Parkinson's.


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I finally saw Captain Marvel last night, I loved it, especially when they show the various times Carol fails and defiantly pulls herself up again, I see the same look on Crookshanks.


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Yep. It all works out in the end.

that sounds like math.

Math never works out in the end.

Math, math never adds up...

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Finished stranger things season 3 last night.
Short season, but I liked it.


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NEW SEASON OF SHE-RA!


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While going through the family recipe box we found a recipe from Crookshanks' toddler days.

The Mojo Jojo,

Two egss
Two toast
And a NEWSPAPER!!.


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SHE RA IS F!~&ING AWESOME THAT IS THE BEST CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND CLIFFHANGER I HAVE SEEN IN AGES


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I assume that the little squeaky voiced thing with the red nose and rainbow legwarmers isn't in it any more?

One of the people I play Savage Worlds with likes to cosplay She Ra and does a damn fine job of it, too.


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Sometimes, you just gaze in wonder at the clueless entitlement of some young people and have to ask, "How the heck did your parents raise you?!?!?"

There's a group of about half a dozen 14-17-year-olds who've come onto our block to hang out. It's a nice day for it. Except they've set up camp in the middle of the street, complete with wireless speaker, parked bikes, and everything, and when a car comes along they wait for it to come to a full and complete stop, and THEN they move their stuff out of the way so the car can proceed.

Relying on strangers to not snap at such flagrantly selfish behavior is, in my mind, asking a bit much. I'm just waiting to hear when the blowup occurs.

Hopefully no one'll get run over in the aftermath.

Stupid kids.

Enjoy yourself. But not at the expense of others.

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I'm assuming its the same parents I have to explain the internet to.
Or how not to give your passwords to strangers.
Or that your recycle bin in your email is not a good place to make an archive for old emails...


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Small post regarding 2nd edition.

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Ive fallen deep int the 2nd edition hole by the way.


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I just noticed I passed Nobodyshome in amount of subscriptions.

Default, the single best word in the English language. :-)


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I did a build the radar towers mission in Fortnite Save the World and built all three radar towers by myself.

I'm quite happy with that.

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One more reason for me to get to working on my PFC content =)


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captain yesterday wrote:

I just noticed I passed Nobodyshome in amount of subscriptions.

Default, the single best word in the English language. :-)

LOL. Considering I canceled all of mine, I'd argue that is indeed a small feat. :-P


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Just finished Alita Battle Angel, a great movie despite being produced by James Cameron, I highly recommend it!


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NobodysHome wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

I just noticed I passed Nobodyshome in amount of subscriptions.

Default, the single best word in the English language. :-)

LOL. Considering I canceled all of mine, I'd argue that is indeed a small feat. :-P

I think I'm tied with Woran for most subscriptions on FaWtL (assuming TOZ probably gets his for free on account of being a mega venture officer for PFS since it's inception or having 700 GM stars).


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Just had dinner with the folks at the Amish buffet. Not fancy, but darn tasty. And if you like bread pudding, you would probably love theirs. It's not made with bread. They use cake donuts that they make in-house. Sooooo rich. Sooo good.


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After not having to cook for an entire month, this is my third night cooking. And I'm already reminded of why I hate it.

What IS that?
Is it spicy?
What is this stuff on it?
Well, I'll eat this part, but not the rest of it.
Do you know what we should have? (names an entirely different dish)

FML.

I'm not a bad cook. I'm not Nobody, but I fix a decent meal, and no one leaves the table hungry unless they choose to.

Kids are jerks.


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A restaurant shouldn't be able to call itself The Amish Buffet, just saying.


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I'd go just for a good homemade cake doughnut, and I would totally try that bread pudding.


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captain yesterday wrote:
A restaurant shouldn't be able to call itself The Amish Buffet, just saying.

It isn't. It's called Yoder's (because thats the family who started it). It has a buffet, or you can order off the menu.


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Paradox: Freehold loves boobs. Summer heat brings boobs out of hiding. Freehold hates heat.


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captain yesterday wrote:
A restaurant shouldn't be able to call itself The Amish Buffet, just saying.

Only in the mornings. For lunch and dinner menus, it's PMish.


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lisamarlene wrote:

After not having to cook for an entire month, this is my third night cooking. And I'm already reminded of why I hate it.

What IS that?
Is it spicy?
What is this stuff on it?
Well, I'll eat this part, but not the rest of it.
Do you know what we should have? (names an entirely different dish)

FML.

I'm not a bad cook. I'm not Nobody, but I fix a decent meal, and no one leaves the table hungry unless they choose to.

Kids are jerks.

Hey, hey now. I sure as heck wouldn't want to be in a cookoff against you! Your stuff is awesome!!

Unfortunately, ALL kids are like that. I remember watching, stunned, as other parents got their kids to do things by offering them FOOD. Impus Major? He never wanted FOOD! There were friends around! And friends meant FUN!


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NobodysHome wrote:

Sometimes, you just gaze in wonder at the clueless entitlement of some young people and have to ask, "How the heck did your parents raise you?!?!?"

There's a group of about half a dozen 14-17-year-olds who've come onto our block to hang out. It's a nice day for it. Except they've set up camp in the middle of the street, complete with wireless speaker, parked bikes, and everything, and when a car comes along they wait for it to come to a full and complete stop, and THEN they move their stuff out of the way so the car can proceed.

Relying on strangers to not snap at such flagrantly selfish behavior is, in my mind, asking a bit much. I'm just waiting to hear when the blowup occurs.

Hopefully no one'll get run over in the aftermath.

Stupid kids.

Enjoy yourself. But not at the expense of others.

Whether you're playing punchball or stickball or tag or are partying hard, if a car is coming you ALWAYS wait for it to stop before moving things. Doing otherwise will result in the car hitting you or something you put out because noone knows where to go or who is going where. Seen that happen numerous times. All it takes is for ONE kid to zig when he should have zagged for an accident to happen. Always wait for everyone to stop.


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
Paradox: Freehold loves boobs. Summer heat brings boobs out of hiding. Freehold hates heat.

That is the only saving grace of summer, yes.


lisamarlene wrote:
I'd go just for a good homemade cake doughnut, and I would totally try that bread pudding.

I have learned that bread pudding means different things different people. Depends on their definition of bread pudding.


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captain yesterday wrote:
I finally saw Captain Marvel last night, I loved it, especially when they show the various times Carol fails and defiantly pulls herself up again, I see the same look on Crookshanks.

Yeah I've heard people complaining but I personally really like it. It was a little different from the standard marvel formula.

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captain yesterday wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

I just noticed I passed Nobodyshome in amount of subscriptions.

Default, the single best word in the English language. :-)

LOL. Considering I canceled all of mine, I'd argue that is indeed a small feat. :-P
I think I'm tied with Woran for most subscriptions on FaWtL (assuming TOZ probably gets his for free on account of being a mega venture officer for PFS since it's inception or having 700 GM stars).

Subscribing for free PDF is no longer worth it since I'm a venture captain and get PDFs for free. But it works for my laziness. I dont have to keep track of what comes out when. It just ends up on my doorstep.

Altough I dont do hardcovers. Due to their cost and weight in shipping getting them delivered is way more expensive. I get them at my FLGS


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Of course, the problem with NOT transferring your family's phone numbers from one phone to the next is when you get a mystery text at 10:30 at night from a Wisconsin phone number asking how your summer is going you have no idea who they are.

Unless Amby all of a sudden got a phone with a 608 area code...


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Woran wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

I just noticed I passed Nobodyshome in amount of subscriptions.

Default, the single best word in the English language. :-)

LOL. Considering I canceled all of mine, I'd argue that is indeed a small feat. :-P
I think I'm tied with Woran for most subscriptions on FaWtL (assuming TOZ probably gets his for free on account of being a mega venture officer for PFS since it's inception or having 700 GM stars).

Subscribing for free PDF is no longer worth it since I'm a venture captain and get PDFs for free. But it works for my laziness. I dont have to keep track of what comes out when. It just ends up on my doorstep.

Altough I dont do hardcovers. Due to their cost and weight in shipping getting them delivered is way more expensive. I get them at my FLGS

I subscribe for the convenience, not the PDFs, which I never use.

Also, Starfinder releases hardcover books so infrequently when they do I pile a bunch of other stuff on the order so I get the first ten in shipping knocked off. Of course *only* living 2,100 miles from Paizo also helps.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I finally saw Captain Marvel last night, I loved it, especially when they show the various times Carol fails and defiantly pulls herself up again, I see the same look on Crookshanks.
Yeah I've heard people complaining but I personally really like it. It was a little different from the standard marvel formula.

The hardest part for me to get used to was seeing Samuel L Jackson young again without him throwing F bombs every 16 seconds.

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