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Dec
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The ‘Return of the Jedi’ Honest Trailer.

I want to push back on this Honest Trailer a bit.

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Dec
12
2017
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The final ‘Bright’ trailer.

The world-building on this Bright… weird.

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Dec
12
2017
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Survival Cucumber [TL 11] [GURPS 4E]

Survival Cucumber [TL 11]

[GURPS 4E]

Cucumis sativus machinatum

It remains, primarily, a cucumber: you can still eat them. However, should one find themselves trapped on a hostile planet that chews up machine technology and spits it out, then the Survival Cucumber is invaluable.

To begin with, it’s hyper-nutritious; one standard cucumber will support a human for two days. If the ends are cut off, it becomes an almost perfect water filtration device.  A Survival Cucumber used as a filter can last about a man-week before it wears out; fortunately, Survival Cucumber vines can grow pretty much anywhere, and start providing new Cucumbers three days after planting.  The vines are bioengineered to limit their own population growth, so no need to worry about runaway colonization.

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Dec
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Tweet of the Day, I Got Nothin’, And Neither Does Nightcrawler edition.

It’s almost worth finding this comic, so that I can bask in the full light of its insanity.

Almost.

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Dec
12
2017
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LEGO Super Star Destroyer versus wall.

Look upon horror, my droogies.  Look.

This is why I won’t have the LEGO Star Wars Super Star Destroyer* in my house. I damn well wouldn’t throw it into a wall at over sixty miles an hour, either.  These fellows are utterly mad.  Entertainingly mad — I don’t have to be the one to clean it up, after all — but still mad.

Moe Lane

*You can’t afford it, but click through anyway.  Have you done your Christmas Amazon shopping yet? :ting:

Dec
12
2017
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So I’m trying to parse the joke in @choochoobear’s latest Something Positive…

…and then I went ZOMG Randy Milholland and his wife are having a kid! Which is great. Congratulations! I’ll spare the couple the usual advice that they’ve already heard umpteen billion times before.  May they have an easy birth and a child who learns to sleep through the night early.

Dec
11
2017
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‘The Chanukah Song.’

A more serious one for Hanukkah tomorrow, so let’s do this one tonight.

The Chanukah Song, Adam Sandler

Dec
11
2017
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Bleg on game footage capturing tech/software.

I want to do a couple of YouTube videos showing how to get various items, maybe a walk through or two.   I’m playing Secret World Legends, obviously; and I have a computer that can handle Discord, high-quality graphics, yadda yadda.  What software should I be grabbing in order to capture in-game video and audio footage?  Or should I be trying to figure out how to record it using Discord?

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Dec
11
2017
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The ‘Altered Carbon’ trailer.

This actually doesn’t look half bad: cyberpunk, hypertech future, guy hiring a detective to solve his own murder. I could see myself getting into it. Has anybody read the original Altered Carbon? Was it any good?

Also: is that the guy who did the voice-over narration for the Mass Effect 3 trailers?  Probably not.

Dec
11
2017
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Item Seed: The Alexandria Prototype.

Alexandria Prototype – Google Docs

The Alexandria Prototype

Simply put, the Alexandria Prototype is a flintlock rifled musket that can be reliably dated to the First Century AD. It’s made out of bronze and wood, used something around .80 caliber lead balls, and the gunpowder residue has an unique composition to it, but the basic gun design is sound enough.  The Prototype was found last year in a hitherto unknown tomb or subterranean complex; it had been preserved as well as first-century technology could manage, and the gun itself could probably even still fire, if anybody was daft enough to try.

But there isn’t anything otherwise intrinsically special about the Prototype.  It is merely a weapon about a thousand years before its time, presumably designed and created by a single unsung genius, and for whatever reason the Roman Empire never got ahold of a copy to duplicate it. Those researchers cleared for the Prototype have tentatively concluded that it must have been seen by the locals as a potent magic weapon to be feared, and not a mechanism to be duplicated. Or possibly it was an assassination tool. Or maybe it was never actually fired, beyond testing purposes? Certainly there’s been a lot of research of surviving artifacts from that time period to see if there are any hints as to the Prototype’s ‘story.’  However, no clues are yet forthcoming. (more…)

Dec
11
2017
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Tweets of the Day, This Is The Best Gregorian Chant You Will Hear Today edition.

Further comment unnecessary, I would say.

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