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Spiderweb IRL in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #9
Major geographical issues here as well. I have met one person though.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Valentines' Day Suprise in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #10
quote:
Originally written by Cryptozoology:

Leave her. She's only going to have more health problems further down the track. Sooner or later one of you is going to die and then you'll be apart forever anyway.
Listen to the biologist. A biologist is basically the same as a med student, which is exactly the same as a doctor. A doctor!
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Welcome to CNN.com! Most Popular Videos: in General
Shock Trooper
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Profile #20
Well, it is in the case of this particular newspaper. They've usually steered clear of the traditional tabloid material.
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Welcome to CNN.com! Most Popular Videos: in General
Shock Trooper
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Profile #18
This was actually covered by the largest local newspaper here. On two separate occasions, and the second one with photo and all. That's either a sign of the media going completely populist, or that she was an important character somehow. I'm guessing the former.
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Not yeti another photo thread in General
Shock Trooper
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Profile #65
IMAGE(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s92/Redstartey/TooEasy.jpg?t=1171156825)
I can't believe how easy this is. I registered the account at Photobucket just minutes ago, and now I'm uploading slightly less presentable images of yours truly. We'll see, maybe I'll censor this tomorrow. Probably not though, seeing how lazy I am.

Oh right, the reason for uploading the picture is obviously my new glasses. See how I look completely different than before?

[ Saturday, February 10, 2007 16:25: Message edited by: Redstart ]
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8000 in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #31
quote:
Originally written by Cryptozoology:

I still don't know who you used to be.
Still not buying the "I'm a newb" story, eh? Hmm, I need to come up with something more plausible then.
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8000 in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #15
Yeah, snatching aesthetically pleasing member numbers sure is fun.
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Graphics request for TNS in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
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Profile #1
http://www.ironycentral.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=003560
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wikipedia forever? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #62
Speaking for the Finnish school system, yes we too have exercises on converting metric units into others (e.g. decimeters into kilometers, hectares into km2, litres into dm3 etc.)

As someone who has lived his entire life with the metric system, and only having to deal with Imperial units in the media, I see absolutely no problem with using them. Still, when posting on American forums, I like to be polite, and say I'm 5'10" tall, rather than 179 cm. Even though that always takes me a minute or so to convert.

Edit: Decimeter is spelled with a 'c'? Okay, changed that.

[ Friday, January 26, 2007 04:50: Message edited by: Redstart ]
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Initial Round Winners in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #9
Yeah, I'm pretty sure I can manage that deadline. I'll judge, if only you'll let me.

I have BoA, and I've finished five and played six of the eight scenarios that have made it to the final round.
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Initial Round Winners in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #6
What's the schedule for the next judging phase? I might be able to participate.
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help with logarithms in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #3
Also:
log(x)+log(y) = log (x*y)

EDIT: dammit, Alo did this one already. I'm useless.

Ah well, here are the answers to the questions above. No peaking before you've tried them yourself, and so forth. One thing about my answers: I use the line | to separate the formula from different rules and other types of manipulation I apply to the formula. It's pretty common in Finland, but from what I've understood, not necessarily used abroad.

29. 2log{3}6 - log{3}4 | x log y = log(y^x)
log{3}36 - log{3}4 | log x - log y = log (x/y)
log{3}9 | log{x}y = z <=> x^z = y
3^x = 9
3^x = 3^2
x = 2

31. log{4}40 - log{4}5
log{4}8
4^x = 8
log{2}(4^x) = log{2}8 | log (x^y) = y log x
x log{2}4 = log{2}8
x * 2 = 3
x = 1,5

35. log{a}x = 3/2log{a}9 + log{a}2
log{a}x = log{a}(9^(3/2) * 2)
x = 9^(3/2) * 2
x = 54

39. log{a}(3x+5) - log{a}(x-5) = log{a}8
log{a}((3x+5)/(x-5)) = log{a}8
3x+5 = 8x-40
45 = 5x
x = 9

41. log{3}(x+2) + log{3}6 = 3
log{3}(x+2) = log{3}27/6
x+2 = 27/6
x = 27/6-2

log{3}(6x+12) = 3 | 3 = log{3}27
log{3}(6x+12) = log{3}27
6x + 12 = 27
6x = 15
x = 5/2

[ Monday, December 18, 2006 13:08: Message edited by: Redstart ]
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Uber-Long Census in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #8
Name: Yeah, right.
Birthday: I've mentioned my age somewhere around here. That'll suffice.
Birthplace: Helsinki.
Current location: My apartment.
Eye color: Yellowish, greenish brown.
Hair color: Brown
Height: 5'10"
Right-handed or left-handed? Left
Your heritage: Finnish. Apparently, my grandfather was Karelian.
The shoes you wore today: Just got up, so I've only worn my badger slippers. That's right.
Your weakness: A pretty face.
Your fears: Not answering.
Your perfect pizza: I had the perfect hangover pizza just a month ago. It had at least bacon, one egg and pepperoni. There was something more too, but I forget.
Goal you would like to achieve this year: This year? You mean, during the fifteen days we have left? Pass all my exams.
Your most-overused phrase on an instant messenger: I don't think I have one. Might have an overused word I start my sentences with, but can't recall.
Thoughts upon waking up: I should probably get up and study... naw.
Your best physical feature: Beats me. I like my face.
Your bedtime: Say what? Depends on when I have to wake up, and whether or not I've got something more important than sleeping to do.
Your most-missed memory: On an Island in the Sun.
Pepsi or Coke? Coke.
McDonalds or Burger King? You just recycle the questions from the old census topics, don't you?
Single or Group Dates? The more the people, the less talkative I get.
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea? Don't drink tea. Though, because I have a grudge against Nestle, I'll go with Lipton.
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate.
Cappuccino or Coffee? Don't drink coffee.
Do you smoke? I do not.
Do you swear? A little bit, yeah.
Do you sing? I do. To the horror of those around me.
Do you shower daily? Yes.
Have you ever been in love? Yes.
Do you want to go to college? No, where I'm at suits me just fine.
Do you want to get married? Yes.
Do you believe in yourself? Yes.
Do you get motion sickness? No.
Do you think you are attractive? A little bit, yeah.
Are you a health freak? No, not really.
Do you get along with your parents? Yes, yes I do.
Do you like thunderstorms? Yes.
Do you play an instrument? No.
In the past month have you consumed alcohol? In the past month? I've actually had a very slow december what with work and school piling up, but I honestly don't think there's ever going to be a month where the answer to this one will be 'no'.
In the past month have you smoked tobacco? I have not.
In the past month have you been on drugs? ...And now the DEA becomes interested. I have never been on drugs. Well, not the illegal kind.
In the past month have you gone on a date? Busy, busy.
In the past month have you gone to a mall? I work at one. And do my shopping there too. It's only about 300 ft. from my front door.
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos? No I have not, and we call them Dominos.
In the past month have you eaten sushi? No.
In the past month have you been on stage? No. I have done a presentation on the stock value of Elcoteq, though.
In the past month have you been dumped? No.
In the past month have you gone skinny dipping: No.
In the past month have you stolen anything? I don't steal.
Ever been drunk? Ever? Seriously, are these questions for thirteen-year-olds? And if so, should I just stop answering?
Ever been called a tease? Yes.
Ever been beaten up? No.
Ever shoplifted? Once. I was ~five.
How do you want to die? I don't.
What do you want to be when you grow up? An internal auditor might be cool. Failing that, an accountant.
What country would you most like to visit? Some place far away. Bahrain might be nice, but I do want to visit NY at some point in my life.
Number of CDs you own: You mean actual, physical discs? 25.
Number of piercings: Zero.
Number of tattoos: Zero.
Number of things in your past you regret: Depending on my mood, between zero and two.
Initials: One of them is a vowel.
Last thing you ate: Toast with edam.
For or against same sex marriage: Don't care.
Do you believe in God? No.
Favorite holiday: Christmas.
Do you download music? Yes. (It can be legal!)
Do you care if your socks are dirty or not? If they stink, or start to give me a rash, then yes.
Do you love anyone? I fall in love quite easily. Yes.
Do you like Bush? I, like the rest of the world, am madly in love with George W. He's hawt.
Has anyone ten years or more older than you ever hit on you? No.
How much money do you have? Enough. Actually more, than I thought I had three days ago.
What was the last movie you watched? Batman Forever was on tv last night. I paid some attention to it.
Do you wear contacts? No.
Where was the last place you went besides your house? Work.
How many pets do you have? Zero.
What do you usually order from Starbucks? We don't have Starbucks here. Yet. (If we did, I would not frequent.)
Have you ever fired a gun? Yes.
Favorite TV show? House, probably.
Do you have an iPod? No. I used to have an mp3 player from iRiver, but I gave it up after I got a cell phone with more memory and a built-in mp3 player.
Favorite movie of all time: I don't know. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?
Have you ever been caught doing something you weren't supposed to? Yes.
What's your favorite flower? N/A
Butter, plain, or salted popcorn? I'm gonna have to agree with Tyran on this one.
What magazines do you read? Local computer magazines, a local science magazine and the largest local newspaper. You guys wouldn't have heard of them.
Have you ever ridden in a limo? I have not.
What’s your favorite smell? I've answered this one before. I think it was something naturey.
Favorite college football team: I'm going to be an internet teen here, and say "lol"
Favorite cereal: I play no favorites. My breakfast cereal remains the same.
Do you drive? When I get inside a car, yes. But those damn bastards keep locking them.
What's the longest time you've gone without sleep? Not long.
Last time you went bowling? In the year two thousand.
Where is the weirdest place you have slept? No weird spots come to mind.
Last time you were at work? Yesterday.

Well, that was a waste of thirty minutes I could have spent studying. ...Excellent.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Spiderweb Games Engine Preferences Poll in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #11
quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Secret Doors: I'm with Redstart here. Secret doors suck. Haven't you ever worried that you missed something because of them?
Oops, I've been misinterpreted. I really meant what I said - no sarcasm. Secret doors are fun.

quote:
Tyranicus said:
That's what Piercing Sight is for.
Let's call it Far Sight, or the younglings won't get it. :P

EDIT: Graemlin added for emphasis.

[ Friday, December 15, 2006 12:29: Message edited by: Redstart ]
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Spiderweb Games Engine Preferences Poll in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #7
One major gripe I have with the 'new' engine (GF, A4)is the elimination of height variation. The huge cliff at the beginning of Nethergate was really cool, and I just find rolling hills to be more pleasing than endless plains, aesthetically speaking.

Oh, and a definite YES for secret doors! Banging my head on walls to find secret areas is loads of fun!
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Physics Background in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #5
I was a bit unsure as to what my answer should be. I took ten courses in physics at my high school and also answered the physics questions in my final exam (matriculation exam), so I'd assume that's more than "a class in high school", but I was still uncomfortable with checking "courses in college", since I know from a few of my friends who continued to study physics at the university that it gets a lot more complicated than what we did. Still, I checked the college box.
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JEFF U R DA BOMB in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #2
This is a joke, right?

Ha ha?
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Lost Registration Key in Tech Support
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #1
Email Jeff about it. From what I've understood, he's very understanding and fair about these sort of things.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
The Future of Blades of Avernum in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #4
Then again, releasing the source code would basically eliminate all future cash flows Jeff can hope to receive from the game, since anyone with half-decent computer skills could compile their own BoA. Good for the community, but bad for business.
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All good things must come to an end... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #22
:(

The boards will not be the same without you.
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Embers of Rebellion Released! in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #1
Hurrah! Jubilations! Etc.

Um, the windows version on your site still seems a little odd. It's got a folder called _MACOSX, and a few other unexpected files. It still seems to work though.
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Scenarios in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #8
Wow. Just... wow. That was insanely fast. The mods here might not post much, but they sure get the job done.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Scenarios in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #6
quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

I'm glad to see that my database is being put to good use. :)
Well, it does have some serious advantages over the spidweb site (being up-to-date, for one).

I've actually been wondering, would it be possible to add a permanent link to it (or a similar database, if such a thing exists) to the top of the BoA forum page?

It's getting more and more difficult to dig out the link from that old topic of Tyran's. And the official scenario page isn't that easy to find either.
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Scenarios in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #1
Echoes: Renegade, and Where the Rivers Meet, both found in one handy location:
http://www.shadowvale.net/scenarios/
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Losing Your Sanity... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6666
Profile #3
To get this member number. Also, because I like the games and many of the people.
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