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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part One in General
Nuke and Pave
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

I have a question: Why did Nico win? Dikiyoba had an absolutely overwhelming number of votes on her side. Don't they count as anything?
Yes, it did. That made Nico-Diki match the top candidate for an impressive upset. :P

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Getting political in General
Nuke and Pave
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quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

[quote=Jewelz]
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Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

Although I'm slightly bothered that it seems that a large number of women are voting for Clinton just because she's a woman...
She needs the votes though, because Obama has blacks voting for him just because he's black. It just evens things out.

While that may be true, there are many more woman in this country than there are blacks. So it doesn't even out...[/QB][/quote]There is also a significant number of men who vote against her because she is a woman. So it all evens out in the end.

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However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
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Getting political in General
Nuke and Pave
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Profile Homepage #32
quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

Thank you for clearing that up.

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As a more direct answer to your question, his support is young and Internet-based. Why, I have no idea. But that's who it is.
I already heard something to that effect, but I more or less disbelieved it before because I expected the "young, internet-based" segment to vote more liberally on average. I have yet to see a forum whose Political Compass mean does not lie in the third quadrant.

"Young, internet-based" doesn't mean "liberal". It means "extreme". If the liberal people proudly show off their -10, -10 political compas scores, you shouldn't be surprised that the conservative minority proudly show off their +10, -10 scores. (Think of Ron Paul as the Liberaterian equivalent of Kucinich.)

[ Friday, February 08, 2008 09:16: Message edited by: Zeviz ]

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However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
Nuke and Pave
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quote:
Originally written by *Milu*:

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Originally written by Arancaytar:

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Originally written by *Milu*:

(On the original topic:)

Many commies I know would answer "social freedom, economic control" and so did I.

Right on! -9.5 -9.5 all the way!

Actually around -8,5 -8 according to Political Compass. :P

Therefore, the "communist" label in the poll would be correctly "communist, at least in theory".

Correction, "communist" label in the poll is "communist, in practice", while youre self-identification is "communist, in theory". The reason all attempts to build communism on any scale larger than a village turned into totalitarian dictatorships is that the amount of government control required for the communist system to function would make it pretty hard to avoid government control of other areas of life, especially considering the need to squash black markets and suppress all the people who are not satisfied with "to each according to their needs, regardless of their accomplishments" policy.

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part One in General
Nuke and Pave
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I am surprised by some outcomes, but the judgments are well-reasoned, and amusing to read, which is the main thing that matters. :)

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For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Getting political in General
Nuke and Pave
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When asking about "favorite" candidate from the opposite party do you mean "favorite" in the sence of "if I ever voted for a guy from that party, I'd vote for him", or in the sence "I wish Republicans chose Huckubee, because that would guarantee a Democrat in the white house"?

As for the candidates themselves, in a choise between a good speaker who promises to reach across party lines and bring change to Washington, but has little track record and almost no experience in national politics, and a candidate who has been in the White House, promoting policies I like and has a proven track record, but is not very likable, I would chose the later, which is why I would have voted against Bush eight years ago.

[ Thursday, February 07, 2008 17:40: Message edited by: Zeviz ]

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
A2 - question about tests of strength and speed in The Avernum Trilogy
Nuke and Pave
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Thanks for replies. I'll send the person a link to this thread.

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However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
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Massive slowdown with A4 in Tech Support
Nuke and Pave
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Since Jeff (the developer) seldom reads these boards, you might get a better response emailing spidweb@spiderwebsoftware.com. Don't forget to mention how powerful your machine is, because Spidweb games are supposed to run on older computers, so dual-core machine should be an overkill.

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
Nuke and Pave
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Profile Homepage #74
quote:
Originally written by Diphthongos:

In the spirit of past demographics threads, here's a new spiderweb census. This one is a poll instead of an invitation to post your own responses. That makes gathering data easier, but it also makes the answers necessarily more restrictive.
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Another effect of turning survey into a poll is that you'll get responses from more people. While only active members tend to reply to surveys, this poll seems to be drawing a lot of lurkers. (At least based on comparing the number of responses with activity level on the boards.) It might be interesting to see if there are any differences in aggregate responses between this anonymous poll and a survey asking the same questions. (Maybe reposting the survey in a few months, so people wouldn't mind answering again.)

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
shorthand in verbal conversation in General
Nuke and Pave
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Online, smileys and shortcuts like 'lol' are just a substitute for non-verbal communication. Typing '*smiles*' or '*chuckles*' feels more artificial than ': )' or 'lol'. However, if these become ingrained to the point that people think 'lol' instead of actually laughing, it might be time to start spending less time in front of computer.

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
A2 - question about tests of strength and speed in The Avernum Trilogy
Nuke and Pave
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I got a question about A2 from somebody using my website and, considering that I haven't played that game in over five years, I have to forward the question to these boards:

quote:
When I enter the test of strenght, or Test of Speed I enter a sealed room with nowhere to go? is that correct, or is there an exit to be found?


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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Hei! in General
Nuke and Pave
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А как насчёт русского? (A kak naschot russkogo?) Vibirat' po odnoj bukve iz Character Map dovolno mutornoje zanjatije, tak cho ostalnoje budet napisano improvizirovannoj latinizej.

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However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Locking in General
Nuke and Pave
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Profile Homepage #124
quote:
Originally written by Thralni:

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Give it a rest, stop this discussion. Like Ephesos said: It's getting old.

Perhaps pointless philosophical pontifications are preferable to pathetic posturing. :P

Don't know about you, but I prefer to skim through a thread where there is a chance of seeing something interesting or insightful, rather than the standard fare of message board drama that this topic started out as.

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
Nuke and Pave
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Back on the subject of the story (which is very nice, by the way), does anyone have an idea about the nature of zombies in Dikiverse? (Saying "braaaains" a few times might be fun, but it gets old after a while, so I hope zombification will not interfere with resurrection. :) )

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Bipolar in General
Nuke and Pave
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quote:
Originally written by wz. As:

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To follow your analogy of a second-language speaker, if I were uttering malapropisms in a second language, I would at least want those people conversing with me to ask if I would like my mistakes corrected. To presume that I want them ignored seems to me as much of a mistake as presuming that I want them corrected.
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I just wanted to let you know that older immigrants who have been studying English for several years, but still can't speak it well often get embarrassed and confused when people start teaching them English when all they wanted to do was ask for direction or buy groceries. They might be more open to explanations made in private by their relatives, but for a stranger on a street to go into an English lesson would make them very embarrassed and uncomfortable.

I know it's not related to the discussion in which you were making an analogy, but just wanted to let you know in case you really do give English lessons to all the immigrants you meet.

[ Thursday, December 27, 2007 13:06: Message edited by: Zeviz ]

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However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
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Avernum , Geneforge or ? in General
Nuke and Pave
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I'd also recommend starting with Avernum 1 and Geneforge 1, but if you don't like them, skip to the second installments in the series, rather than giving up completely. If A2 and G2 don't work out for you either, try A5 and G4. The engines evolved noticeably as the series progressed, and the latest games are supposedly best in terms of writing as well. (I haven't played A5 yet.)

You are about to see the differences for yourself, but the biggest one is that in Geneforge you play a single character who creates creatures to fight and have a lot of choises about which side to support, with many things you do affecting the outcome of the game. Avernum games are more typical RPGs, with a faceless adventuring party and a pre-defined plot. (Although there are lots of sidequests and a large world to explore in both series.)

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
OOC: The Vale RP in General
Nuke and Pave
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Profile Homepage #148
quote:
Originally written by Iffy is begging for a PS3:

No, I mean about the godmodding. I would have been more specific about the confusion, but I was very tired and in a not so good mood.
In case you are still confused, "godmodding" means taking control of another player's character. For example, if I say "Zeviz's mighty strike shatters Iffy's shield", that would be godmodding, because I am declaring how your shield would be affected by my strike. Instead, a good role player would say, "Zeviz hits Iffy's shield with a mighty strike, attempting to shatter it". This leaves the decision of what happens to the target's shield to that player, rather than the attacker.

Alternatively, you could discuss with the other player through email or PMs and plan out the whole scene before posting. That is the only situation in which you can describe the effect your character's actions have on other characters.

PS There are some exceptions to above rules. For example, the person running the game always has the final say on what happens.

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
The Continuing Story of Spiderweb Software in General
Nuke and Pave
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1. If circumstances allowed for you to meet a fellow Spiderwebber who would you choose to meet?

No one. But, I would like Diki and Andra to go away.

2. What do you consider as the magnum opus of these boards?

Xian Skull topic

3. Does the recent increase in spam content irk you?

Yes. Most people on here irk me too.

4. What is the last Spiderweb game or BoA/BoE scenario you have completed.

Avernum 2

5. Explain why you choose to participate in these boards.

Cause I needed something to do with my time.

6. Are you a regular poster at a satellite forum of SW? If so post the name(s) of it/them.

Shadow vale.

7. Of all current members, who do you think deserves to be a moderator. (Answer should not be a current moderator)

Myself. :P

8. For simple consensus: what is your current country/nation/territory of residence? What is your native tongue?

USA, Russian

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Wow!! in General
Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
Profile Homepage #14
quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

Heh. Zeviz, Dikiyoba and I are playing KoL. Crack is back!
I still claim I am in there only for the chat. :P

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However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
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Help make Geneforge/Avernum XFire supported! in General
Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
Profile Homepage #26
quote:
Originally written by Najosz Thjsza Kjras:

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He has had a hand in most of the times I have endured harsh punishments for banal behavior (including the profound abuse of the power unwisely handed to him in Drakey's absence that I alluded to and which all concerned are familiar with)...

For the record, there was only one time when my actions caused Alec's banning. And in that case, the only thing I did was e-mail Spidweb employees a link to a thread containing the famous post. So all those lies about "abuse of power" are worth now just as much as they were 5 years ago.

If I really wanted Alec banned, all I'd have to do would be to again "abuse my power" by sending a single e-mail to Spidweb employees in charge of these boards with the compilation of quotes I've posted earlier in the thread.

PS Alec if you don't like being banned because of the things you say on the boards have you ever considered a radical action of obeying the same rules as everybody else? As a few people have demonstrated, you can't get banned for occasional spam. It takes a special dedicated effort to be banned over, and over, and over, never quite getting the perma-ban.

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Help make Geneforge/Avernum XFire supported! in General
Nuke and Pave
Member # 24
Profile Homepage #21
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I don't generally like bumping topics, but I like that Synergy has gotten tired of pretending to know physics and medicine and has moved on to pretending to know climatology. Perhaps next he'll pretend to know economics and tell us about how welfare creates a disincentive to work and most black mothers have children so they can drive Cadillacs. Or maybe he'll pretend to know history and tell us the Holocaust was a big ol' myth perpetrated by the Elders of Zion, albeit a useful one because friendship with the world-dominating Jewish people holds the key to God's blessing. Any which way, his evidently inescapable compulsion to traduce science with his ridiculous, debased scholarship in contrarian buncombe makes him pretty entertaining.

I love this guy. He's so wrong about everything of substance; it's like he couldn't be right if he wanted to. And he's ostensibly got a decade on me, which I suspect he spent landing on his head.
YAY4 Resurrecting a dead thread that was already half-eaten by UBB just for a viscious personal insult.

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Originally written by Najosz Thjsza Kjras:

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Originally written by Arancaytar:

Yeah, but he's arguably not an idiot, and even those who would debate that point would agree he's not a redneck. :P
You could, technically, say that, but to argue he's not would more or less require one be an idiot as well.

Incidentally, they have bumpkins everywhere. They call 'em bogans in Australia.

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Originally written by Najosz Thjsza Kjras:

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Originally written by SW:
[uncontainable pederasty]
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Image containing vulgar language.

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Originally written by Najosz Thjsza Kjras:

You people are funny. You're such raving neophiles that you ignore the one set of games you *can* do something about in favor of Nethermon (GOTTA SHAPE EM ALL) and Spiderweb's Catalogue 2: This Time Almost 3D, And For More Money.

BoE is open source. If someone really wanted to they could add XFire compatibility into it themselves. But no, Heaven forbid you play a game older than a decade. You'll be the laughingstock of the sixth grade.

Above was posted in discussion about making some other system support SW games. When somebody pointed this out, the reply was:
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Originally written by Najosz Thjsza Kjras:

I'm afraid I don't speak any Dutch.
(What happened to saying "sorry, next time I will read the thread before replying"?)

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Originally written by Dragonlorddrakon:
You made up Vanihattati. I never heard of it. and if you didn`t, what could it possible mean?????????
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Should I continue with my list of examples?

This list was generating by clicking random links from your posting history. Admittedly, the ratio is closer to 25% than 50%, so I apologize for that exaggeration.

[ Wednesday, November 21, 2007 13:43: Message edited by: Zeviz ]

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Help make Geneforge/Avernum XFire supported! in General
Nuke and Pave
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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

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Originally written by Annoyed:

I am in half a mind to roar with laughter or request a reason why you desire to find some way to insult the whole of creation, other then, say: Play Runescape.
Because he is Alec, and he does that. And because playing Runescape is in a sense insulting the whole of creation.

If instead of being called "Alec" the poster in question was called "Emperor Tullegolar", how long ago would he have been re-banned? (Since his triumphant return, more than half of Alec's posts were direct personal attacks, vague insults, or completely irrelevant spam. Even TM, despite all the legends about him, didn't have a ratio like this. And then people wonder why new members such as ET assume that trolling is the acceptable behavior on these boards.)

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However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
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I'm Curious in General
Nuke and Pave
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Dryth'tor, if you are curious about when various countries remember veterans, the Russian holiday is May 9th, the "Victory Day", commemorating the end of World War II.

America was less impacted by WWI (and perhaps even WWII) than by Vietnam War, so the two world wars are not commemorated as strongly here.

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For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
Can also have the power to heal.
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Photo Thread (with an abominable twist) in General
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Actually, "birds of pray" wasn't a typo, considering the "chicken" picture next to that line.

And ferrets were Stughalf's gimmick, right?

[ Friday, November 16, 2007 16:47: Message edited by: Zeviz ]

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Be careful with a word, as you would with a sword,
For it too has the power to kill.
However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
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Golden Slumbers in General
Nuke and Pave
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quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

I feel old; so far I'm the only one who put down work...
As I understood the question, he is asking "when you stay up too late, what are you doing?" In this interpretation, I am surprised that anybody answered "work", considering that even an occasional 12-hour workday leaves enough time to go home, have dinner, and fall asleep at a reasonable time. So does your answer imply that you are working 60 hours a week, or did I misunderstand the question?

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However well placed word, unlike a well placed sword,
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