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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #220 on: May 06, 2010, 06:37:32 PM »
try a different program, maybe foxit
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #221 on: May 06, 2010, 07:26:05 PM »
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #222 on: May 06, 2010, 07:39:42 PM »
Yay, thanks. Time to go through a few of my pdfs and add some bookmarks.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #223 on: June 23, 2010, 09:42:19 PM »
Q 32:Is this guy actually telling the truth? Do they want to do that?

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #224 on: June 23, 2010, 10:19:46 PM »
Q 32:Is this guy actually telling the truth? Do they want to do that?
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Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #225 on: August 15, 2010, 11:27:27 PM »
Q33: What's the name of that condition where when you're injured your body grows bone in the area instead of fixing it properly?
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[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
Tier 4: An expert marksman.
Tier 3: An expert marksman, cartographer and chef who can tie strong knots and is trained in hostage negotiation or a marksman so good he can shoot down every bullet fired by a minigun while armed with a rusted single-shot pistol that veers to the left.
Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
Tier 1: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything and the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.[/spoiler]

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #226 on: August 22, 2010, 06:02:51 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 #227 on: August 23, 2010, 12:09:35 AM »
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Stay the hell away from Ben Counter.

Dan Abnett is pretty good, as long as you can ignore all the fanboyism regarding his books floating around and take his work for what it is.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #228 on: September 11, 2010, 03:45:15 PM »
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #229 on: September 16, 2010, 04:33:21 PM »
Q36: When trying to update Windows Vista on my desktop PC, I get an error code that indicates that it was denied access to some file it needs during the update process. WTF should I do here? Reinstall? I have a copy of Windows 7 that I could stick on there (it is licensed to be valid on up to 3 PCs). I'm thinking of just upgrading to that, but I know there are some hardware problems with this PC. So I'm worried the installation might fail, and I'll be stuck with a brick till I can find time to troubleshoot the hardware (I think it's a MB problem...).
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #230 on: September 16, 2010, 05:38:56 PM »
Are you opposed to just switching to Linux? :P
If yes, I won't claim to be an expert, but I'd say get rid of Vista and get Win 7 on it. At least 7 is less of a pile of shit than Vista is. What kind of hardware problems are you expecting, specifically?
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #231 on: September 16, 2010, 05:52:31 PM »
Are you opposed to just switching to Linux? :P
If yes, I won't claim to be an expert, but I'd say get rid of Vista and get Win 7 on it. At least 7 is less of a pile of shit than Vista is. What kind of hardware problems are you expecting, specifically?
I can't really just swap to Linux. I use too much software that is windows only. I have used Linux in the past, though, and do like it. I just don't like dealing with compatibility issues. I don't have time for that shit.

This PC gives all kinds of crazy errors, especially when you first start it up. I get POST codes and sometimes the PCs just fails to start (the hard drive spins up, but nothing shows on the screen, and I have error lights lit up on the case). It also sometimes just crashes hard after you get it started (bluescreen dumps, or sometimes just locks up). Strangely enough, most of this seems to go away after it's been on for about 5 minutes, if you can get it to start (which I always can). So I think it is some piece of hardware somewhere that for some reason only works after its warmed up.

I suspect its on the motherboard because I've already replaced the hard drive, memory, and graphics card, and still get the same kinds of errors. The onboard USB controller also totally quit working, and I had to install a PCI-based one (which oddly enough can also control the on-board USB ports just fine...).

I know I should replace the MBoard, but... it still works, and I'm a lazy bastard. I don't want to have to go look up one that is compatible with all of my hardware. :P
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #232 on: September 16, 2010, 05:57:09 PM »
Well, I guess it's gonna be either replace the motherboard or risk errors with Win 7. Honestly, preferably do both. Can't really give much advice than that. I like to think of myself as savvy, but I'm definitely no expert, and especially not on hardware.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #233 on: September 16, 2010, 05:57:26 PM »
Go to Win7 and that will be a better experience for you over all. As to the BSOD (blue screen of death) there are 3 causes of it. Hard drive failure, OS corruption/failure, Memory errors. Since you already changed the drive we can probably rule that out. I would run a memory scanner on your PC to make sure you Ram hasn't gone bad. If it is an OS issue doing a fresh install of 7 should handle that, the OS issues can also be things that tie into the OS on a low level such as drivers and AV software.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #234 on: October 10, 2010, 08:58:41 AM »
Q 37:  Other than the obvious route of just gradually increasing the amount weight they bear, what's a good way to condition the feet to comfortably support more weight?

"Lose weight instead" wouldn't really be a helpful answer.  I'm considering doing some pretty severe strength training and that's just going to make me heavier.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #235 on: October 10, 2010, 03:43:03 PM »
Q 37:  Other than the obvious route of just gradually increasing the amount weight they bear, what's a good way to condition the feet to comfortably support more weight?

"Lose weight instead" wouldn't really be a helpful answer.  I'm considering doing some pretty severe strength training and that's just going to make me heavier.
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good cushy insoles with solid arch support is the first thing that comes to mind.
otherwise, it really is simply a matter of conditioning (i.e., the obvious).  you may try hiking with a significant load in your pack -- the faster you walk, the quicker your feet will toughen-up (of course, this will also involve suffering the initial blisters while your foot skin also toughens)

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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #236 on: October 10, 2010, 04:52:31 PM »
Q.38: I'm composing a list of things I want my players to ask themselves about their character since they are quite low on fluff and I try to do a 50/50 game when it comes to RP vs. Fighting, mostly because the group lacks a proper tank and since they are all quite new to this they need a carrot to widen their personal stories. I've come up with this so far
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Two people that are/were important to them
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Favourite food?
How did your family look like when you grew up?
How do you hope your death will look like (a glorious battle, old in a warm bed, saving a friend/lover, OD, those kind of things)?[/spoiler]

So for the question: What other stuff would be good to include here?
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #237 on: October 12, 2010, 08:41:22 AM »
A 38

I'll look it up in detail once I get home, but take a look around for something called the "10-minute background". It's basically what you're looking for, and was first posted on the WotC forums, but has been used at least once around here. Check the current OOC thread for the game "The Maker's Crown" in the PbP section, perhaps.

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What ways are there to quickly insert mathematical operators, especially 'letter-like' symbols like "element of" on the fly while taking notes on a netbook (in a physics lecture, for the record)? Alt codes seem to either not work, or I'm too stupid to use them on this thing (they work fine on my desktop). EDIT: It may have to do with the fact that I use Linux and OpenOffice on this comp.
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #238 on: October 12, 2010, 04:48:00 PM »
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Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
« Reply #239 on: October 12, 2010, 04:58:19 PM »
Q 39

What ways are there to quickly insert mathematical operators, especially 'letter-like' symbols like "element of" on the fly while taking notes on a netbook (in a physics lecture, for the record)? Alt codes seem to either not work, or I'm too stupid to use them on this thing (they work fine on my desktop). EDIT: It may have to do with the fact that I use Linux and OpenOffice on this comp.
A39

Keep a pool of characters in a Notepad* window open while you work, and copy-and-paste?

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The tier system in a nutshell:
[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
Tier 4: An expert marksman.
Tier 3: An expert marksman, cartographer and chef who can tie strong knots and is trained in hostage negotiation or a marksman so good he can shoot down every bullet fired by a minigun while armed with a rusted single-shot pistol that veers to the left.
Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
Tier 1: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything and the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.[/spoiler]