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Quick, somebody map it for a D&D campaign...
And someday you might be able to explore it.
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+Art Cancro: Hiçbir şey olmuyor.
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Because complying with the law is for the little people.
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+Scott Wilson What ever do you mean advocate censorship?  Personal attack when?  You said you are a Republican and know what the party use to stand for.  Well I was just stating what the Republicans stand for. 

You know as I said big controlling government that loves torture.  They don't believe the government should be limited by the Constitution.  I mean you look at what they have done and said you would see all my statements are accurate.  If you are Republican that is what your party is and was. 
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I've just published a new edition of the Model M Troubleshooting FAQ; you can find the link on the community sidebar,

The new content is that there's now hard evidence for some Unicomp SOCs  being confused by undervoltage.
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Damn, this is good.  SF in the classic styie - on video.

H/T +Foo Quuxman
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And it won't play on my palemoon. This has a distinct flashplayer stink.
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New blog post: The virtue of not doing things on the cheap.
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Yes, an unknown hardware error means "You're fucked. I don't know in what way, but you're fucked. I'm going to stop doing anything now."
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New blog post: Mozilla share drops below 10%. Actions have consequences.
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+Eric Raymond So I take it your not running #Firefox  any more? 
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Proposition:

The defining trait of the geek is a persistent interest in the logic behind surfaces.

Discuss.
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+Ken Barber You mean somewhere people still listen to radios?
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"“By having another language, you have an alternative vision of the world”

Well, duh.  I was a crib bilingual, English/Spanish. Sapir-Whorf effects are not breaking news to me, and I have often wondered when linguists would start catching up with my experience. Looks like they're starting to. Finally.

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Research suggests speaking English nudges Germans to focus on process over goals
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+Darius Garsys You have my agreement.
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New blog post: it finally hit home...
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I think I must have fallen through a dimensional warp into Bizarro-world recently without noticing.

There's a major political scandal around a leading Democratic presidential contender. And the establishment press...is not unthinkingly in the tank for her and accusing Republicans of being nasty spiteful meanies for pointing out little things like flagrant and continuing violations of the law.

Furthermore, my occasional friend Terry Pratchett is dead.

I wish I drank. So I could go have a good stiff one.
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Part of me really does suspect the press just wants Warren badly enough to grind HRC down below her height.

I also think Walker will end up with the nom.

I think foreign policy experience is unlikely in any nominee, unless you're willing to sacrifice a great deal of domestic policy experience to get it. I can see it in the following cases: governor of a border or heavy trading state (WA, CA, AZ, NM, TX, FL, NY); flag officer or very distinguished O-6; head of intelligence (e.g. GHWB); multiple terms as an ambassador to a country with which the US has major interaction, or in the UN; multiple terms on the Committee on Foreign Relations or of Foreign Affairs. Today, that means Jeb Bush (FL) or Perry (TX). Senators Rubio and Paul are in the right committee, but they've both only been there since 2013, I think.
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+Ken Burnside is a good friend and makes great games.  I don't plug Kickstarters very often, but this one is worthy.
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1386934735/ad-astra-games-avid-assistant

We are LIVE!

And I want at least a week before I edit another video, ever again...
Ken Burnside is raising funds for Ad Astra Games AVID Assistant on Kickstarter! A tablet-based assistant for Ad Astra's 3D space games.
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Mike - yes - too much management.  What Eve does is assume that your guns have nearly unrestricted firing arcs, and that the important decisions to be made are "What is the targeting priority" not "Am I facing the right direction? Are my guns in arc?  Can I cancel my factor in time to get a second pass?"

EVE combat is not maneuver-centric. Squadron Strike and Attack Vector: Tactical are.

This Kickstarter is a great way to get into the games.  There's an option for buying the boxed set - and once we clear the 5K hurdle, I've got a lot of additional features I want to add to the program.
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New blog post: announcing "Introduction to Time Service".
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+Joe Philipps Good catch.  Iwill change to emphasize that the GPS chip generates the signal.
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Hacking, writing, economic analysis, troublemaking, troubleshooting.
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Known in hacker circles as "ESR", on Twitter as "esrtweet", and among neopagans as "Sunspark".
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Hacker, philosopher, troublemaker, theorist of open source
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I wrote the basic theory of and propaganda for open source. I'm also, in no particular order, a science fiction fan, a libertarian, a musician, a martial artist and shooter, a neopagan, an occasionally bestselling author, and a strategy gamer.
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I wrote the book on open source - and it made the bestseller lists. My code is relied on by every browser, game console, and Android phone in the world. I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I've been published in Analog. I've been a session musician on two records. I married the archetypal red-headed gamer chick.
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