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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #260 on: November 27, 2010, 02:03:58 PM »
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What happens if I have a set of 3 email accounts, 1 of which forwards to the 2nd which forwards to the 3rd which forwards to the 1st again? Possibly may need to assume different email services, but I expect there is a system to deal with infinite loops like this (I cannot be the first person to think of it).
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #261 on: November 27, 2010, 07:52:14 PM »
you will get lots of email, the providers will most likely spam filter it once it sees a pattern.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #262 on: November 28, 2010, 06:33:17 AM »
Q44

What happens if I have a set of 3 email accounts, 1 of which forwards to the 2nd which forwards to the 3rd which forwards to the 1st again? Possibly may need to assume different email services, but I expect there is a system to deal with infinite loops like this (I cannot be the first person to think of it).
One way to find out.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #263 on: December 04, 2010, 12:36:15 AM »
Q45 I'm looking for some movie I saw some years ago. The plot took place in some future scenario where a detective dude (protagonist) got a job from stereotypical attractive woman who had a sister who got herself kidnapped because she had discovered A NEW ELEMENT(!!!). The terrorists who kidnap the sister wanted this element so they could release it into the atmosphere and then upload themselves onto the internet because this new element would kill all of humanity. Somewhere at the end they find themselves inside a game of Half Life. Anyone happen to know the name of this particular movie?
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #264 on: December 04, 2010, 12:44:31 AM »
Mind you, I've never actually seen the movie, so I don't know if any of the other parameters fit, but the "new element" bit does bring to mind a movie named... wait for it... The Fifth Element.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #265 on: December 04, 2010, 12:54:07 AM »
Mind you, I've never actually seen the movie, so I don't know if any of the other parameters fit, but the "new element" bit does bring to mind a movie named... wait for it... The Fifth Element.

None of the parameters fit.  Including the fact that nobody discovers an element in that movie.   :P 
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #266 on: December 04, 2010, 01:00:04 AM »
Mind you, I've never actually seen the movie, so I don't know if any of the other parameters fit, but the "new element" bit does bring to mind a movie named... wait for it... The Fifth Element.

None of the parameters fit.  Including the fact that nobody discovers an element in that movie.   :P 
Fun. I'll file that away under "misleading names", then. :P
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #267 on: December 04, 2010, 01:18:17 AM »
No, the girl was a new element created by combining the other four. Which was Love. Or something.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #268 on: December 04, 2010, 02:08:07 AM »
This element was blue-ish if I remember it right and if they just removed the huge warning-labels from the containers you could've mistaken them for containing propane or something similar
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #269 on: December 04, 2010, 04:23:56 AM »
No, the girl was a new element created by combining the other four. Which was Love. Or something.

No, the fifth element was the perfect being.  She wasn't created by the other four.  This isn't Captain Planet.  She wasn't heart.   :P
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #270 on: January 24, 2011, 01:27:32 AM »
Q46 Hair-care question from a guy who's totally ignorant in this field! :D

I wear it long. No, I'm not cutting. I like being a hippy. Anyway, it's JUST a few inches too short, so I can't 1) put it behind my shoulders, 2) my ears are too tiny to tuck it back there, and 3) ponytailing means the front escapes after 5 minutes and gets in my face, which is the only part I care about. Normally I braid both sides when I don't want it in my face for extended periods, but that's a pain in the arse to do every time I want to cook or just bend over to pick stuff off the floor.

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So Factotums were rated very highly, because apparently he would let them use Rokugan-exclusive skills with Forgotten Realms-exclusive weapons from the back of MM2 templated warbeasts. But Rogues suck donkey dick, becuase he wouldn't let them use Use Magic Device to read scrolls of Planar Binding. It was a very surreal argument.
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And to think the system was immortalized in OOTS. As a general rule, I try to avoid all tier discussion there because it's the De Facto system at BG, and I'm not going to change anyone's mind.

Besides, I think if most people are pressed, they will admit that it's just an estimate, anyway, and that results can vary from table to table.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #271 on: January 24, 2011, 01:29:04 AM »
Speaking from personal experience: No. :P At least, not that I know of. I eventually cut mine, partially for convenience and partially for Halloween. It was always making a nuisance of itself.

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #272 on: January 24, 2011, 01:32:55 AM »
Q34: I want to start reading Warhammer 40k books, I love the setting.  Any suggestions on what to start with?

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #273 on: January 24, 2011, 01:49:57 AM »
Speaking from personal experience: No. :P At least, not that I know of. I eventually cut mine, partially for convenience and partially for Halloween. It was always making a nuisance of itself.
What he said. And also because mine made me look bad.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #274 on: January 24, 2011, 02:36:42 AM »
Speaking from personal experience: No. :P At least, not that I know of. I eventually cut mine, partially for convenience and partially for Halloween. It was always making a nuisance of itself.
What he said. And also because mine made me look bad.

I will confirm this.  I also cut mine for the same reasons as Boz.  The Halloween costume in question require a mohawk.


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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #275 on: January 24, 2011, 03:17:16 AM »
:( But I like my hippy hair...

One day I hope to at least somewhat resemble this:



I wanna be a pretty nord. A pretty nord.
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That was kind of the point. I was trying to be a Roy parody, but I guess it didn't come across overly well.

==

JaronK is of course most famous for his massive thought experiments into placing classes into tiers. While a kind of nifty idea, and a decent enough way to think about stuff, his particular tier assignments were basically insane. Apparently the criteria he used was to assign classes relative strength based on what bullshit he personally would let them get away with at 20th level.

So Factotums were rated very highly, because apparently he would let them use Rokugan-exclusive skills with Forgotten Realms-exclusive weapons from the back of MM2 templated warbeasts. But Rogues suck donkey dick, becuase he wouldn't let them use Use Magic Device to read scrolls of Planar Binding. It was a very surreal argument.
~

And to think the system was immortalized in OOTS. As a general rule, I try to avoid all tier discussion there because it's the De Facto system at BG, and I'm not going to change anyone's mind.

Besides, I think if most people are pressed, they will admit that it's just an estimate, anyway, and that results can vary from table to table.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #276 on: January 24, 2011, 03:33:14 AM »
nerd er, nord all you want, but till it gets longer gel is your friend.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #277 on: January 24, 2011, 05:28:14 AM »
nerd er, nord all you want, but till it gets longer gel is your friend.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #278 on: January 24, 2011, 09:16:49 AM »
Speaking from personal experience: No. :P At least, not that I know of. I eventually cut mine, partially for convenience and partially for Halloween. It was always making a nuisance of itself.
What he said. And also because mine made me look bad.

I will confirm this.  I also cut mine for the same reasons as Boz.  The Halloween costume in question require a mohawk.
Confirmed, the third. If only it wasn't such a pain in the ass to get up and get my hair cut. :P
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #279 on: January 24, 2011, 02:17:56 PM »
nerd er, nord all you want, but till it gets longer gel is your friend.
... and hats. 

Just make sure not to wear them for very extended periods of time or when the weather's hot.
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