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Law Bringer
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Needless to say, I soundly disapprove.

Long live Exile! Down with Geneforge! Get off my lawn, you young GF whipper-snappers!

I am very glad indeed of my custom title.

Edit:

*deep breath*

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

[ Friday, March 21, 2008 16:07: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
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
Behold II in General
Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

No, ET is more like Saruman...
No. Precious will crown ET Emperor of all the world, and there will be fishses every day, yes precious!

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
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
Photos of Blood Gulch in General
Law Bringer
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Good day, gentlemen.

IMAGE(http://stuff.ermarian.net/arancaytar/images/terragen/green_sun.jpg)

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
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
Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
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Episode 5? This is awesome!

Even though I'm a bit disappointed with the cliffhangers that ended Episode 4 - especially considering that one of said cliffhangers is whether I am in fact dead for the rest of eternity. :P

Also, location of Ermarian and Polaris? I didn't pay enough attention... are you going to draw a map of the Spiderweb universe some time? :)

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Nikki took it reverently. "Wow. It's her favorite one. And she wanted me to have it? I knew she liked me! But... why didn't she give it to me herself?"

"Er, she's, um, busy. Everyone's busy. Speaking of which, I've got to go." Riibu resumed invisibility and fled the forum.
I wonder if Nico is actually aware of having given Nikki her pencil.

Edit: Or instead of wondering, I could just finish reading.

[ Friday, March 21, 2008 00:49: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
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
Arthur C. Clarke in General
Law Bringer
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Engineering? Once an idea gets sufficiently realistic for engineers to figure out how to actually build it, it's more or less left the stage of science fiction. SF deals with a lot of ideas that have not been proven impossible in theory, but are far removed from being practical yet.

And I'd say that Wikipedia and a healthy interest in science are enough to avoid the most glaring mistakes there. The most important part of writing believable science fiction is still the attitude of actually caring about making sense. An author doesn't need to find technologies that have been proven possible - basically he just needs to take an idea and find out if it violates the second law of thermodynamics or requires faster-than-light movement, and perhaps a few other basic checks. That weeds out the obvious nonsense.

Or as Clarke put it: "When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong."
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Shadow Vale scenario archives in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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Keep in mind that I browse this through the archives most of the time. Piperbot presently has a clock speed of one query in five minutes - really low power. And depending on how inactive this forum is, it might skip it for a turn or two. So I often see the thread as it was a few hours ago. ;)
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Behold II in General
Law Bringer
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Well, that's it. From now on I shall not rest in opposing Tully or foiling his evil schemes until I TOP that LIST!
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Summer of Code in General
Law Bringer
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I haven't participated yet, but this summer I may be able to. If I do, I'll probably be working on a Drupal project.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Behold II in General
Law Bringer
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What the HELL? EIGHTH place for me? You suck. :P

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
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
Shadow Vale scenario archives in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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You cannot make files "hidden" in Unix without prefixing the filename with a period.

Also, I have no problem accessing http://blades.nethergate.net/ as well as http://blades.nethergate.net/index.htm (same page).

What's the matter?
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
A Question in General
Law Bringer
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quote:
the people I know consider text messaging the same thing as instant messaging and I do not want to sit around waiting for my phone to beep.
Some of my friends friends do the same with email, and get annoyed when I don't answer in an hour. I then make a point of waiting a while before responding to their messages and telling them to call or use IM if they want immediate feedback. I am a socially impaired nerd who can usually get away with this without looking deliberately rude.
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Arthur C. Clarke in General
Law Bringer
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His ideas for comfortably dealing with weightlessness through elastic blankets and adhesive salad dressing, for example.
That sentence brings to mind Douglas Adams. :P Incidentally, my dream is that psychohistory some day gains the same usage that robotics got.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Arthur C. Clarke in General
Law Bringer
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Who is the third?

(On the assumption that any triad of science fiction authors will contain Asimov.)

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
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
Arthur C. Clarke in General
Law Bringer
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Clarke was a pretty awesome author. His arguably most famous work, 2001: Space Odyssey is so classic that quotes like "I'm sorry, Dave" and "it's full of stars!" have long entered our meme culture. He explored the concept of technological singularity and first contact pretty deeply.

And he died around three hours ago. Much like Asimov, this is a guy whose like we won't see again soon.

Edit: In fact, thanks to time zones and from the perspective of Europeans and Americans, he pulled off something pretty astonishing. As is only fitting for a science fiction author, he died tomorrow.

[ Tuesday, March 18, 2008 14:46: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
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
A Question in General
Law Bringer
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You think that's bad? Around here it is called "SMSen" (SMS = text message), and pronounced "simsen". When I hear that word, I want to strangle someone.

[ Monday, March 17, 2008 22:04: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
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
Internal Server Trouble? in General
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #35
I got an idea: Let's all move to ezboard!

(-1, Unfunny)

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
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
It's time for a new CSR in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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Profile Homepage #33
The idea is nice, but: One more gateway that people have to click through and that has to be kept up to date...

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The Noble and Ancient Order of Polaris - We're Not Yet Dead.
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
Internal Server Trouble? in General
Law Bringer
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quote:
UBB lives by its own rules, we must comply or be eaten.
Our only hope is to be eaten first! Blessed be Saunders, blessed be Mystery Man! Iä! Iä! UBB fhtagn!
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Hmm... call the hounds. in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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Technically he didn't say a word about computer difficulties unless he communicated with you outside of that forum.

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I apologize to everyone who has asked to beta test. I have come across some unforeseen problems and am unable to send the scenario at this time. You can be sure that I will send it as soon as I am able. Please be patient.
Could be alien abduction / battling terminal cancer / indefinite vacation in Guantanamo Bay.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
It's time for a new CSR in Blades of Avernum
Law Bringer
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You could say it was living on borrowed time for all these years. I have yet to learn of a single community hosted by ezboard that did not meet with disaster or sufficient inconvenience to eventually pack up and go somewhere competent - although the Lyceum kept on for astonishingly long.
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Internal Server Trouble? in General
Law Bringer
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Noooooo! i am over 7500 and i love SpidWeb! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Can the prosecution rest now?
Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Studies in General
Law Bringer
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I had to look up the definition of 'pomp' before I posted. I, like most people, have never seen or used that word before.
On that note, what is "abstemious"?
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