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Thaddeus Boyd's Panel of Death / hay guys remember sarah palin
« on: September 02, 2009, 11:24:18 AM »
So it turns out Sarah Palin's former son-in-law to be has a lot to say about the Palin family.

The real gem from the article:

Palin's ambition for higher office also affected the family's plans for Bristol and Johnston's baby, he says. The governor planned for the baby to be adopted by herself and her husband, Todd, with his real parentage to be kept a secret.

"That way, she said, Bristol and I didn't have to worry about anything," Johnston says. "Sarah kept mentioning this plan. She was nagging she wouldn't give up. She would say, 'So, are you gonna let me adopt him?' I think Sarah wanted to make Bristol look good, and she didn't want people to know that her 17-year-old daughter was going to have a kid."


Suddenly, the Bristol Palin, mother of 2 theory gains a lot more substance.

« on: July 08, 2009, 03:49:55 PM »
Alright, getting wolf invites in PM from multiple people now. Put your name here if you want to be removed from all future mailing lists for this stuff. I'd love to play Wolf sometime guys but if I want to play I'll let you know. I am sure I am not the only one in this boat.


Real Life / Chrome OS
« on: July 08, 2009, 10:17:47 AM »
Everyone called me crazy two years ago when I suggested this was going to happen eventually, but sho'nuff, Google is entering the OS market. An open source OS that will initially be designed with netbooks in mind. Whether this will end up being real competition for Microsoft is anyone's guess - the media is already portraying this as Google saying "bring it on" to MS, but aren't netbooks more of a *nix market to begin with? Even in the desktop and laptop market, it would take some mighty easy to work with code to get the developer support behind it that the existing juggernaut already has - I could see this competing pretty well with Mac OS, though.

Online Hookers / Old School gamin'
« on: July 01, 2009, 11:32:38 AM »
Alright dudes, I want to run a game, and I want to run something we have not done on the boards. I am talking old school grognard style, gaming before feats and challenge ratings and complex classless systems.

This is a test the waters thread - At this time, the games I'm looking at are OSRIC, Swords & Wizardry, Mazes & Minotaurs, Labyrinth Lord, or the last release of OD&D the Rules Cyclopedia if I can find it. If there's a particular demand we could even do Star Frontiers, Mutant Future or Encounter Critical. If you don't know what any of these are, google it and learn.

If anyone is interested in spending a few hours on the weekends plumbing through tombs, getting treasure, fighting monsters, and maybe eventually after a lot of ressurections and near deaths, establishing a barony and collecting artifacts, put down your name and I'll see what we can do to come up with a date that will work, a time that will work, and a method of delivery that will work. I'm leaning most heavily towards Labyrinth Lord as the system right now, which is free and should be familiar to anyone who has ever played dungeons and dragons in any of it's incarnations.

Real Life / Easy To Wear
« on: April 24, 2009, 10:13:23 PM »
Last week I had a guy walk out of our training class at work because he was told he was not allowed to wear shorts.

I understand they're comfy and easy to wear, but jesus fucking christ you have to have some balls to walk out of a job in a down economy because you have to wear jeans.

Online Hookers / The Scarlet Tomb
« on: April 04, 2009, 12:59:48 PM »
Legend has long told of the first great empires to grace this world, before the age of man, when the fires of creation still burned bright. The greatest of these legends tells the tale of the Azer God-King, Malphiar the Red, whose holdings stetched from the Carrion Sea to the Mountains of Madness. Many have gone in search of the Scarlet King's tomb, and none have ever found the treasure - and returned to tell about it, anyway. An aging baron has approached you with an ancient map, said to lead to the ruins of Jish Toshir - the home of Malphiar's palace, the greatest city ever built by man or dwarf. Though the journey will be perilous, the rewards will be great. Can you muster the courage to seek fame and fortune in a ruin untouched by mortal hands since the dawn of civilization?

Details: 4e D&D game, heroic tier starting at level 1. All official 4e D&D supplements are allowed. Game will take place on Sundays (since it's the only free day for me.)

If you're interested, post a heads up. I'm trying to go back to basics with this game. A pure dungeon crawl experience, through the bowels of a megadungeon with incredible dangers and treasures in your path. There will be story, but I want most of what's present to be driven purely by the players. I know there's a bunch of games going right now, but if anyone's not playing in a game or wants to join another, give me a heads up.

Thaddeus Boyd's Panel of Death / The War Between The States
« on: November 04, 2008, 05:13:31 PM »
...maybe by "Republicans" he meant "racists".

It's easy to get the two confused.

Google currently has the score at 78-34 with Obama up.

The confederates weren't racists.

Real Life / Gratuity
« on: July 09, 2008, 03:37:45 PM »
I'm less concerned with panicky oil barons per se than I am about tightwads who order pizza for delivery and pretend NOT TO KNOW WHAT HORSELESS CARRIAGE GO VROOM JUICE COSTS THESE DAYS. Commuting regularly is starting to suck more and more, but people who don't even drive for a pseudo-living can just cry me a damn river.

if your pizza place isn't covering at least partial cost of gas you need to find a new place to work, dude. I don't tip heavy for pizza myself, considering all the pizza places these days are charging up to 5 dollars for delivery. I'm not paying an extra ten bucks at the end of the night so i don't have to drive a mile down the road to get my pizza.

Online Hookers / The Emerald Empire
« on: June 16, 2008, 09:51:45 AM »
I'm jumping on the bandwagon and running a 4e game.

The setting:

You've been jailed for a heinous crime you may or may not have committed - but all of that is in the past. After two years of imprisonment in the dirtiest prisons of the world, you've been tossed onto a prison ship and dumped in the ruins of an ancient city on a wild and dangerous continent. Freedom, employment under the king and a promise of land and holdings after the end of the campaign to it's survivors and heroes are your incentive, though realistically, your main motivation is survival. Disease and famine are only minor peril in this hostile land - you are surrounded by primitive enemies on land - vast empires of lizardmen and goblins, and the raiding parties of the sahaguin and kuo-toa at sea.

Dragonborn are allowed but must be awesome. No proud ancestor of an ancient empire bullshit.

100 gold to start, standard. Any unspent gold is lost.
We're using the pointbuy method. Read the PHB for more info.

Doom - Dragonborn Cleric Laser Paladin
My Fiance - Currently ungenned Rogue.
Kazz - Human Warlord

I'd like at least two more people before this thing gets off to a start.

Real Life / Recipes which are delicious and cheap
« on: June 06, 2008, 03:49:01 PM »
My lady and I live on a light budget but we really like food, so we've had to learn to cook. Let us share recipes in this thread so I can cook some more stuff. Keeping in spirit with the thread, ingredients should be on the relatively cheap side.

Pork Chops /w Gravy
2 Pork Chops - I used bone-in Sirloin (1 dollar/lb)
Olive Oil, enough to lightly coat bottom of pan
1 white onion (though yellow should do just fine)
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup of red or white cooking wine - sake or whatever else will work too.
Some milk, cream, or water
Salt to lightly cover chops
Pepper to lightly cover chops
Paprika to lightly cover chops (if you'd like)
Flour to lightly cover chops

Lightly coat a large frying pan (with a lid) with olive oil. Smash/mince garlic and toss in the olive oil. Heat pan on medium heat. Lightly salt and pepper pork chops (a pinch of paprika if you'd like as well) and dredge in flour. Brown pork chops in pan until flour has created a golden brown crust on both sides of the chops. (takes about four minutes per side) - while chops are browning chop one whole onion and throw it in with the chops mid-way through the cooking to lightly carmelize the onion. You just want a little color - after you get the onions slightly cooked pour in a quarter cup of preferred alcohol to deglaze the pan. Make sure you get the brown bits under the chops loosened up. Once chops are suitably browned pour in enough liquid to cover the porkchops just past half-way up the side. Bring water to boil. Once water is at a boil, turn burner down to low and cover. Simmer for 30-50 minutes or until tender and liquid has turned into a delicious gravy. move chops periodically during cooking process just to make sure they don't burn or stick to the pan. Serve chops with a dash of pan gravy and some mashed potatoes.

Real Life / Technical Questions
« on: April 30, 2008, 08:49:57 PM »
As was noted in the Jobs thread I work for a cellular tellecom company doing tech support. A lot of our tech support as of late has been on cellular dialup modems. Specifically, a lot of our tech support has been on mac since our lastest card finally launched with a mac connection manager. This really sucks for me, because it means I have to do more mac troubleshooting despite not knowing shit about it;

I already learned how to flush dns in Mac when a customer has trouble browsing by address, but I've had trouble getting it to actually fix anything. When I have similair problems in windows I can usually reset TCP/IP with
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netsh int ip reset log.txt
netsh winsock reset

and a reboot but i don't know if there's a similair protocol in mac. Anyone with a mac or mac saavy have any idea? I'd take answers for Leopard or Tiger at this point. I know they've swapped some commands around between the two versions but if I have one I can probably figure out the other through basic trial and error.

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