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Later I might try ArchAge just to see it. Or I might decide that 10 GB download is too bothersome for now.


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Those MMORPG armors are getting more and more revealing...


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Oh, you've played Tera too!


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Oh, you didn't play Tera, she played you.

Or are we talking about different people.


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No, no. Same person. It's all a matter of perspective.


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I told my Dad my sister and I were gonna fight if he put us at the same table, and lo and behold were were trying to strangle each other through our cell phones before he even arrived.


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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
I told my Dad my sister and I were gonna fight if he put us at the same table, and lo and behold were were trying to strangle each other through our cell phones before he even arrived.

Sounds like my brothers and sister. Any pairing of the three is fraught with existential dangers. I'm the only one they can each get along with.


So, I know that it's a kid's show meant for kids... but something is seriously strange about Captain Hook's characterizations in that show... even compared to other representations of the same. To the point that the characters in the show comment on the fact that he's not like they expect him to be.

Like, at one point,

I don't think anyone is going to feel spoiled from Jake and the Never Land Pirates, but just in case:
... they actually manage to make it to Captain Hook's treasure cave, and it's mostly filled with memorabilia and toys and whatnot; the characters explicitly comment on the fact that they expected it to be filled with coins and gems and stuff instead.

Like, it's just weird. And makes me have conspiracy fits about what actually happened to Hook, and Peter Pan, and Smee, and the rest.


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Didn't they make a Peter Pan meets Captain Hook for the first time origin story recently.


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Not that it matters, Bob Hoskins is the only Mister Smee for me. :-)


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November 19th, the day winter arrived.

Not complaining, It's been way earlier.


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FOR GLORY!!!!


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HOLY S!$# YOU GUYS GUNDAM THE ORIGIN IS UP AT GUNDAM.INFO!!!


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So, why does NobodysHome hate Microsoft, Windows, and all it stands for?

I spent almost two hours this morning getting everything installed, updated, etc., etc., on Impus Minor's new machine.

Everything was great... except Windows 7 just could not handle the 5 TB internal hard drive. It wanted to break it into a bunch of little partitions, and nothing I did could convince it to use ONE partition.

I looked up the problem, and it said, "Just boot from the original Windows 7 disk and use that partitioning tool."

So I did, the partitioning tool worked beautifully, I clicked "Next" to apply the changes...
...and it immediately started writing Windows 7 to disk, OVER THE COPY I'D ALREADY INSTALLED!!!!

Cancelling didn't help. The damage was done, the OS was corrupted, and I had to start from square 1.

You know, Microsoft, a simple, "I am going to start writing to your disk now, is that OK?" would be AWESOME. Thanks.


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Currently 33 degrees out, with a windchill at 21 degrees (it's pretty windy)

Still wearing shorts, but I've added thermals to the mix.


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Freehold DM wrote:
HOLY S~*$ YOU GUYS GUNDAM THE ORIGIN IS UP AT GUNDAM.INFO!!!

What is this? Paizo won't let me visit that page.


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Drejk wrote:
Those MMORPG armors are getting more and more revealing...

this is good news.


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Aranna wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
HOLY S~*$ YOU GUYS GUNDAM THE ORIGIN IS UP AT GUNDAM.INFO!!!

What is this? Paizo won't let me visit that page.

remove the paizo.com part. Just Gundam.info


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cool thanks!


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NobodysHome wrote:

So, why does NobodysHome hate Microsoft, Windows, and all it stands for?

I spent almost two hours this morning getting everything installed, updated, etc., etc., on Impus Minor's new machine.

Everything was great... except Windows 7 just could not handle the 5 TB internal hard drive. It wanted to break it into a bunch of little partitions, and nothing I did could convince it to use ONE partition.

I looked up the problem, and it said, "Just boot from the original Windows 7 disk and use that partitioning tool."

So I did, the partitioning tool worked beautifully, I clicked "Next" to apply the changes...
...and it immediately started writing Windows 7 to disk, OVER THE COPY I'D ALREADY INSTALLED!!!!

Cancelling didn't help. The damage was done, the OS was corrupted, and I had to start from square 1.

You know, Microsoft, a simple, "I am going to start writing to your disk now, is that OK?" would be AWESOME. Thanks.

Sounds like if you used the installer partition process...

Wait, what... 5 TB disc not divided into partitions?!

Uh...

What?

No separate partition to keep data and separate partition for system and programs that will be reinstalled after (re)installing a new system anyway?


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Freehold DM wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Those MMORPG armors are getting more and more revealing...
this is good news.

Random thought that came to me during playing devilian... High heels annoy so much more than revealing clothes. They look completely ridiculous...

Yeah, I am not a high heel fan. I don't really understand what people see in them - both men and women.

Also, naked breasts so often would look much better than the overexaggerated cleavage windows, though I understand that because of stupid reasons it's not possible...

Regular cleavage looks so much better than majority of cleavage windows :/

Even lack of cleavage often looks better...


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Drejk wrote:


Even lack of cleavage often looks better...

clearly the dragon is delirious, someone get him a saline iv drip and run his vitals.

It's okay, Drejk. You're gonna be okay...


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Drejk wrote:

Sounds like if you used the installer partition process...

Wait, what... 5 TB disc not divided into partitions?!

Uh...

What?

No separate partition to keep data and separate partition for system and programs that will be reinstalled after (re)installing a new system anyway?

It's a 256 GB SSD for OS stuff, then a 5 TB drive for installed stuff. Partitions always annoy me. Due to the Windows Registry, putting installed programs on the C: drive doesn't do you any good anyway. So all installed programs and data on D:. All system stuff and caches on C:. End of installation.

And we have our first benchmark:

Far Cry 4 on Impus Minor's old laptop set in "High Performance" mode: 20 frames per second (fps)

Far Cry 4 on the new machine in economy mode (not even drawing 400W yet): 160 fps.

I think it's a teensy bit faster...


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But yeah, Impus Major's computer is a classic example of why I hate the whole partitioning philosophy: He has a 500 GB C: drive and a 500 GB D: drive. Every single program that could put stuff on either drive defaulted to C:, so his C: drive ended up absolutely full, with an empty D: drive. And because all those files had been registered as on the C: drive, he couldn't move them without a full uninstall/reinstall of every program.

So he basically lost half his available hard drive space because he didn't take the time to monitor where his programs were installing, putting their settings, saved games, stored data, configurations, updates, backups, etc.

At 5 TB, Impus Minor will NEVER fill up that drive, and can just blindly hit "Install, Install, Install" without having to be a conscientious user.

(My favorite has to be my company: An 80 GB system partition, then 920 GB data partition. But their auto-backups and auto-updates always use the C: drive, so within a year every user had to file a ticket because their C: drive was full and they couldn't change the automation to write to the D: drive.)


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Just tried out Cyberpunk 2020 with friends today. I would hand out a recap of the session, but I lack the power to do so right now, I need to get some writing done and Carrion Crown recaps are still unfinished!


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Drejk wrote:

Also, naked breasts so often would look much better than the overexaggerated cleavage windows, though I understand that because of stupid reasons it's not possible...

Regular cleavage looks so much better than majority of cleavage windows :/

Even lack of cleavage often looks better...

The worst part are the justifications.

"Heat would kill them without cleavage windows!"

When that issue came up in real life, they didn't make the armor more revealing. They just used an different type of armor!


captain yesterday wrote:
Didn't they make a Peter Pan meets Captain Hook for the first time origin story recently.

I don't know. The Dave Barry-Ridley Pearson collaboration Peter and the Starcatchers is excellent, and people should totally read that, though.


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NobodysHome wrote:
So he basically lost half his available hard drive space because he didn't take the time to monitor where his programs were installing, putting their settings, saved games, stored data, configurations, updates, backups, etc.

So the problem is between the chair and the keyboard? :P

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At 5 TB, Impus Minor will NEVER fill up that drive, and can just blindly hit "Install, Install, Install" without having to be a conscientious user.

BUHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAhhaahahHAHAHAhahahaha...

*reads once again*

MWHAAHHHAAHAHAHAhahahha...

*wipes tear from eye*

Sorry...

That was too funny...

Quote:

(My favorite has to be my company: An 80 GB system partition, then 920 GB data partition. But their auto-backups and auto-updates always use the C: drive, so within a year every user had to file a ticket because their C: drive was full and they couldn't change the automation to write to the D: drive.)

I have been more or less consistently using three partitions (System, Disk 1, Disk 2) and spreading my things between disk 1 and disk 2 for the last 20 years or so, since me and my brother got a HD for our second Amiga.

*sigh*

I must admit that Windows registry annoys me sometimes. Why the hell programmers insisting on messing with registry (except for things that really need them) instead of keeping the program's settings within a file within the program's directory... Though I also hate those who think that keeping save files in User Data or whatever is brilliant... No, it isn't brilliant. It's terribly dumb when I have to look for my saves to back them up before reinstalling system*.

*If you don't make clean re-install with formatting the system partition anew, it's not really reinstalling a system.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Drejk wrote:

Sounds like if you used the installer partition process...

Wait, what... 5 TB disc not divided into partitions?!

Uh...

What?

No separate partition to keep data and separate partition for system and programs that will be reinstalled after (re)installing a new system anyway?

It's a 256 GB SSD for OS stuff, then a 5 TB drive for installed stuff. Partitions always annoy me. Due to the Windows Registry, putting installed programs on the C: drive doesn't do you any good anyway. So all installed programs and data on D:. All system stuff and caches on C:. End of installation.

And we have our first benchmark:

Far Cry 4 on Impus Minor's old laptop set in "High Performance" mode: 20 frames per second (fps)

Far Cry 4 on the new machine in economy mode (not even drawing 400W yet): 160 fps.

I think it's a teensy bit faster...

*looks on the calendar* Where are those pesky gremlin thieves?!

Also, Far Cry 4 already installed? Nice, I wanted to play it since I saw Mircale Of Sound's song about it.


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You know it's a rough Saturday when work was more exciting than your gameplay options for the night . . . .


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Checked myself into the hospital today, with a serious case of G.O.K..

Harumph! Hope you folks are having a better Saturday night than I am.


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What is G.O.K.

Hope it doesn't last whatever it is, and you get outta there soon.


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Checked myself into the hospital today, with a serious case of G.O.K..

Harumph! Hope you folks are having a better Saturday night than I am.

I hope you are feeling better!


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Captain Yesterday, Brut Squad wrote:
What is G.O.K.

I've always been told it's a matter for prayer. Not sure what that means.


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Crusinos wrote:
Drejk wrote:

Also, naked breasts so often would look much better than the overexaggerated cleavage windows, though I understand that because of stupid reasons it's not possible...

Regular cleavage looks so much better than majority of cleavage windows :/

Even lack of cleavage often looks better...

The worst part are the justifications.

"Heat would kill them without cleavage windows!"

When that issue came up in real life, they didn't make the armor more revealing. They just used an different type of armor!

but that other type of armor could be not as effective as the cleavage window armor.

Do you not wish for the armored troops under your command to be cool and comfortable in the raging furnace of war?


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Checked myself into the hospital today, with a serious case of G.O.K..

Harumph! Hope you folks are having a better Saturday night than I am.

what in the world is G. O. K?


I think I finally figured out a good way to describe Tatsuya, the sort-of protagonist from The Irregular at Magic High School - a high-functioning near-sociopathic super genius with middling magical talent and an overbearing sense of duty who's one remaining tie to humanity is his sister, due in part to intense trauma in his younger childhood exacerbated by government and "clan" manipulation and augmentation.

Bear in mind, I've no formal training in psychological anything, so my use of "sociopath" is based entirely off of its use in other media - see below. I don't believe it fits with the actual medical diagnosis, and it doesn't fit with the normal concept in society, but it's the only term I've got for now.

I've heard him described as a "Gary Stu" type character, and to some extent that's certainly true, but I find him more multifaceted than that - he has a serious flaw that it takes truly extraordinary people to see beyond, and he has several traits that hamper him in social achievements... but he overcomes them by way of intellect and talent.

In that way, I find him very similar to Sherlock Holmes from the Sherlock series - in fact, outside of his more typically stoic demeanor, and ability to use magic, Tatsuya reminds me very much of what I would expect a young Holmes from that series would be if he was in such a society as that one. He isn't exactly the investigator Holmes is, but many of his intellectual and social traits remind of Holmes, but with more stoicism. They are very similar in their approaches to problems, and Tatsuya even has (several) "Watson"-type people that he gathers around him due to his intellect and charisma, even as he irritates other powerful people he doesn't particularly care for. He even has a combination of his sister, magic research, and military service as points of obsession to replicate Holmes' normal addictions.

His competence nets him friends despite his social weakness, but I find most of them well-earned. I don't find him worse than Holmes or Tony Stark (he, unintentional, that) a few other similar genius characters.

Also, just for fun, in translating him to PF, I'd classify pretty much everyone in that system as something akin to arcanists (or, perhaps, magi) with their "CAD" being a kind of familiar/bonded item into which they prepare their spells; Tatsuya, however, is a a relatively low-CL arcane crafter (perhaps who segued into eldritch knight or something similar after a dip into [url=http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/core-classes/ranger/archetypes/paizo---ranger-archetypes/urban-ranger]urban ranger] and brawler (to imitate the ninja stuff) for his prestige. It would explain his lower (relative) CL, high combat skills (even relative to others), his facility with magical craftsmanship, and so on.

As to how he figures out stuff that others haven't (aiming towards him being a Gary Stu), I find that sufficiently well-explained in-universe as well... it's akin to wondering about why all wizards don't have libraries full of all the magic spells, except in this case, it seems that there has only been magic for a century - not much time. Also, there are many variants in technique for similar spells - they have not yet been standardized in the way that they are in a PF-like system, even when there are similar spells in circulation.

All that said, I can understand how he seems to be a Gary Stu. I find some of his positive attention a little humorous myself... but I also find it extremely similar to other anime, whether centering on a girl or guy... not to mention several characters in western spheres that are more popular.

All in all, an interesting show, and one I'm rambling on about, even though it's definitively not the best one there is.

Black Butler, Gurren Lagann, and Kill la Kill for comparison, are far better anime, on most levels. But I definitely find this one viable and interesting... and I'd certainly find it worthy of taking and building a campaign setting around.

That said, while I'm super not into the brother/sister thing, I'm intrigued by the idea behind it that I can definitely understand how that works and the concept behind it - and considering they lampshade the thing in the show itself, I suspect that's what they're trying to point out - how odd it is, and how extreme justification for it would need to be.

I also find its following a storyline for 8-11 episodes at a time interesting, and a solid technique for making a compelling anime-style "epic" - I don't think it's done as well as it could be, but I do think it's done "well enough" for what it's trying to accomplish.

Anyway, /ramble for now, I suppose.


Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Checked myself into the hospital today, with a serious case of G.O.K..

Harumph! Hope you folks are having a better Saturday night than I am.

I'll be praying for you, my friend, though I don't know what that is! Hope you get better soon!

Crusinos wrote:
Captain Yesterday, Brut Squad wrote:
What is G.O.K.
I've always been told it's a matter for prayer. Not sure what that means.

Looks like I'm doing the right thing, then!


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Freehold DM wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Checked myself into the hospital today, with a serious case of G.O.K..

Harumph! Hope you folks are having a better Saturday night than I am.

what in the world is G. O. K?

According to google it stands for god only knows. Which does work in context, so is probably correct. :)

Anyhow, I hope you're feeling better soon, TS, and that whatever it is isn't too serious.


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Here's to a speedy recovery, Tequila S.!


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Toy that compels you to ask "why!?!"

Nerf Zombie Strike Blowgun.

Because of it's one thing zombies are susceptible to it's poisoned darts.

Please note, does not come with sanitary wipes or Nerf darts.


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lynora wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Checked myself into the hospital today, with a serious case of G.O.K..

Harumph! Hope you folks are having a better Saturday night than I am.

what in the world is G. O. K?

According to google it stands for god only knows. Which does work in context, so is probably correct. :)

Anyhow, I hope you're feeling better soon, TS, and that whatever it is isn't too serious.

Google delivers again! Thanks for the well-wishes everyone!

G.O.K. is one of my favorite linguistic doodads from a family friend, who was a doctor long before doctors could google. :)


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Iron Gods is back tomorrow!

It's been too long, way too long.

Grand Lodge

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So tonight I am translating my name into Katakana, and filling out a whole bunch of forms that will go back to Japan as part of my Aikido dan test.

I'm also writing my 3rd and final essay for Shodan.

Grown-up homework. I think I'm more worried about this stuff than I am the test coming up in December.

Hmm


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Shodan?


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Isn't that the martial arts style that Wu-Tang Clan loved.

Or maybe she's building an AI, or possibly Skynet.


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I recall it being some sort of karate rank.


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Currently 27 degrees out, windchill is supposedly 16 degrees, but I haven't felt wind yet this morning, so I'll ignore that.


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Winter is almost here!!!

XD


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Amount of layers I'm wearing to take the dog for his walk: 6

Needless to say, I don't get cold outside during winter. :-)

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