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Derrick Whittet (Wintersdark)
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Spent the day at Lake Moraine. A 3 hour drive, but totally worth it. 6200 feet / 1900m above sea level mountain lake, despite the 34c day the water in the glacial fed lake is ice cold. Intensely beautiful place, with rich "Samsung Oversaturated" looking turquoise water.

Wonderful place to spend the day.
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6/25/17
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Nice, apparently 110kph winds. Already hail and thunder here. Guess I'll be taking the truck to work tonight; riding in 110kph crosswinds would be a bit sketchy.
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A panoramic 360 degree view from the Curiosity rover.

So awesome, to see a full color, high resolution, 360 degree photo of another world. So damn awesome.


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What, a rancher, being chased by Tribal Raiders? Why yes, I'll help you at great personal risk. I could certainly use a rancher to help with my animals and farms!

Oh... Wait. You won't fight fires, clean, haul, defend yourself, or research? And you'll drink all my beer, eat all my ambrosia, and go on firestarting binges? Really? Ok.

Sure. Well, first, lets fight those raiders off.
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Playing the new unstable beta of the next alpha of Rimworld (v17).

Lots of good changes: Rivers on the map, quests and caravan requests on the world map giving you some reason to venture forth.

Ironically, the most dangerous event I've come across so far was a pack of manhunting Labrador Retrievers. I'd already fought off many raids - both massive tribal raids and well equipped pirates - so I figured a pack of happy little puppers wasn't a threat at all.

I was wrong. The funnel in the west is my primary base entrance and defensive fortification, and it forces attackers to come in through a forest of traps, under bright light (for easy targeting!) and denies them cover. I figured, with that, and my line of pawns equipped with automatic weapons, it was going to be a joke. Not so much. What I didn't consider is:

* There were lots of them. 12-14ish.
* Puppers are fast. They covered the ground from where I could first fire at them to melee combat in basically a single volley of fire. That single volley of fire crippled three - but did not kill them - and those immediately behind raced past their wounded comrades.
* Puppers are agile. They danced past the traps, triggering none.

It was a melee, and a very bloody one at that. Thankfully, the fortification design allowed a single pupper into melee combat with multiple defenders at once (or at least until they spilled around and flanked us) so we were able to turtle up effectively.

I didn't lose anyone, but everyone was badly injured and the subsequent recovery and infection issues ate up all my medical reserves.

So, yeah. Hear there's a manhunter Lab pack out there? Maybe just stay inside till they leave. Dem puppers are mean.


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Got two more 1982 XJ750's today - another Maxim and a Seca.

Messy and dismantled, but brimming with potential!

The Maxim's been in a pretty rough crash, front end is done and frame is bent, so I'll be tearing it apart and salvaging all the usable parts. The Seca's in the back yards now, just a rolling chassis. Motor's on the bench, needs some new gaskets and valves done while it's all easily accessible. Once the parts bike is stripped and the motor's all sealed up, I'm going to set about making that Seca dead smexy. 
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5/6/17
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So, I watched "Colossal" just now... I figured, Anne Hathaway, giant monster, probably gonna be a light silly movie. Pacific Rim, but lighter.

It's not.

It's a shockingly dark movie about alcoholism and abusive relationships.

I don't really have a lot to say about it right now as I'm still kind of traumatized, having expected light Saturday afternoon fun.

It isn't a bad movie at all... But... Woah.

Just.. woah.

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Got my new shiny headlight! Can't wait to replace the ugly square old sealed beam unit. Yay! 
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What the magical fuck? I'm 72 hours into Andromeda, then took some time off as I've been pretty busy with the bike and other projects. Tried to start it up today, and I get this error.

I assure you, +Origin / +BioWare, my GTX 980 does indeed support Dx11. 
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Wait. This school bus has a rear spoiler. Seriously, wtf? Why does a school bus have a spoiler?
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