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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Aristotle Between the Sycamores:

There are occasional chemistry labs with microwaves, mostly because you can do some useful things and some strange things that are still only partially explained. And hey, microwaves are cheap!

—Alorael, who must comment that physics generally deals with the most orders of magnitude in measurement (subatomic particles to galaxies, Planck time to billions of years, and AMUs to, well, the mass of the universe. Biology, however, has the widest range in hazard and protection, from, say, baker's yeast to bubonic plague to Ebola. Don't heat your food in the lab's microwave unless you're working on yeast.

... yeast that is neither genetically altered nor infected with Ebola, needless to say.

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New Beta Online Store + Discount On Newer Games in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #7
quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

quote:
Originally written by The Masked Man of Mystery:

But then what happened to Richard White? Did he die again?
I've heard RW stopped answering mail from Jeff years ago, and stopped cashing his cheques a while after that. Nobody's quite sure why.

He will have cashed these cheques a few years ago, starting last Thursday. :P

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
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Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #33
Endeavorbot has no problems with you - #5 was and is. The only anomaly is that you appear to have posted -943 times between May and June 2005. Saunders with #21 is a lot worse off. ;)

Unfortunately, both of you have caused a few hickups for poor Piperbot, who can't deal with posts written by "Unregistered". I literally have dozens of ancient PPP1+2 topics that are awaiting a parser update (Valley of Thunder is one of them).

[ Friday, May 02, 2008 23:38: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
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What will scare the heck out of McCain in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #4
quote:
Originally written by The Mystic:

they're only human. :D
Only? They're politicians. For some of them, "human" is high praise. :P

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Law Bringer
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I don't much like Invision Power Board (I did, once, but that was before I learned enough PHP to care about the underlying code as well as the interface).

Then again, it's much better and cheaper than UBB.

Then again, the reason Jeff gave for UBB is not that it is better, but that it is the only clean way of importing posts. Frankly, I'm not sure IPB offers any post import plugins. In Jeff's place I certainly wouldn't hire (*cough*) some MySQL wizard just to transfer those posts to the IPB database schema.

Jewels: Thanks for the heads-up. The list page was indeed badly sorted; the member numbers should be in order now.

[ Friday, May 02, 2008 20:05: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
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The Oscars! (for Mad Scientists) in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #5
quote:
Originally written by SoItBegins:

Alorael again? :D
Dude, as you can see from his postcount of almost 15000, he's the top poster here. You're going to run into him more or less on a day-to-day basis.

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
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Law Bringer
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I don't know what you're talking about. #7776 was in the database the whole time. Of course, now that I know the member number, I can actually know this rather than assume that "yinboi" is some account that was registered yesterday.

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
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Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #25
quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

I find Firefox mildly annoying in that there are things I can do in html and javascript that are not yet supported by Firefox...
Unless you're using XHTML 2 and the still not final Javascript 3 implementation, I find the "not yet" part hard to believe. Are you sure that what you're using is not a proprietary extension that will never make it outside IE?

Edit: And now all my accounts have a non-zero post count. Can you list them? There are seven.

[ Friday, May 02, 2008 03:49: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
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Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #15
VFAQ

#26: Why is my account not in the Endeavor database?

If an account exists, it will be recorded in the Endeavor database on the first 17th after it was created.

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
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Law Bringer
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Woo, pretty.

It's a pity that most of the social toys/features (photos, shoutbox, events calendar) will probably be left off here to conserve resources.

Edit: Also, I forgot about the Endeavor.

Simple thing - if member numbers are conserved in spite of deletions, it will continue as it is now. If they're reset, I'm afraid the Endeavor will have to be shut down entirely while I think of a way to support the old and the new data.

[ Wednesday, April 30, 2008 18:14: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Important Message About Board Upgrade in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #1
This is very good to hear.

Since the content will be transferred, I'll try to make my archive transition seamlessly to archiving the new board. I'm skeptic of UBB, but admittedly it's the easiest upgrade path.

(I just hope that the "Threads" in its name does not indicate we get threaded views instead of the flat views we have now. Those really are an abomination if you want to read a thread from start to finish, and they encourage derailing the topic instead of bringing it back on track.)

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EncyclopediaBlades ForgeArchivesStatsRSS (This Topic / Forum) • BlogNaNoWriMo
Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Gender and RPGs in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
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I do play female characters in ADOM quite often. I rather avoid that in MMORPGs though, because of the negative stigma.

The stigma against online women who are actually men, that is, not against female characters.

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EncyclopediaBlades ForgeArchivesStatsRSS (This Topic / Forum) • BlogNaNoWriMo
Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
Decorum deserves a whole line of my signature, and an entry in your bookmarks.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
While We Wait for the Next Chapter in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #154
He gave up?!

That means... the prophecy might still be fulfilled! I said that Eye of the Storm would take longer to make than RiB, and all this time it seemed that it could never get done because neither did RiB. If Drakey gave up on RiB, then I guess Eye of the Storm may yet get done, and still outlive it! :P

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part Two in General
Law Bringer
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quote:
NullPointer Exception
For goodness' sake, Zeviz, 0 is not the same as null and you know it! :P

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
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This concerns me. in SubTerra
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
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Whoa... I thought this forum was gone.

...

Quick, get the chips and vertiginous temples!
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
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Law Bringer
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Meh. In ADOM, even good loot can be wiped out by a well-placed fireball, so I rather avoid that.

But I do fireball any abandoned stores I come across. Damn mimics. :P

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
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Law Bringer
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Profile Homepage #73
Jewels, do you have the official results ready yet? :)

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A question. in General
Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Would it count if we attached a nuclear bomb to the asteroid? :P

Dikiyoba.

ASTEROIDS with frigging NUKES attached to their HEADS!

:P

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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part Two in General
Law Bringer
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I cough quietly.

It would be nice if we could get back to the topic and avoid further unfriendliness. I do not want to have to start grumbling under my breath.

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A question. in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #11
quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

Earthquakes involve the release of truly enormous amounts of energy, more than even a nuclear bomb produces. I doubt you could cause any major tectonic changes by nuking the continental plates.
But some tectonic plates are already under tension along the fault lines. Perhaps a bomb might shake something loose just enough to trigger an earthquake that might have happened anyway in the next few millennia?

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A question. in General
Law Bringer
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What you're missing is that nuclear bombs come in different sizes.

I rather think that no bomb has been built yet that could destroy humanity in one go, and not sure if we can build one.

This point becomes moot though, because plenty of small ones will do the job just fine.

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Law Bringer
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Profile Homepage #57
quote:
I most certainly did read tolkeen.
How come do i know about the fall of Numenor, or about Oligunt the spider who sucked the life out of the trees of light or about Melkor only saved from death by the balrogs after being attacked by oligunt or about the rise of Sauron amongst his felow maiar or... I see your point.
It's Tolkien isn't it.

Edit: Oligunt
Ungoliant. ;)
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