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Discovered Forndom this week. I'm really enjoying this.
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A good disaster story never fails to fascinate — and, given that it actually happened, the story of Pompeii especially so. Buried and thus frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the ancient Roman town of 11000 has provided an object of great historical interest ever since its ...
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I was thinking that, with all the rocks coming down was there any point where I might have said we should leave? Probably not, I'd have hoped to wait it out and been buried with the rest.
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Wow, that's impressive.
 
In a great example of just how powerful consumer cameras have become, watch as this Nikon P900 zooms into the night sky, transporting you from a parking lot in Quebec to the surface of the moon. According to DL Cade at PetaPixel, the built-in optical zoom maxes out at 83x but the camera is capable of continuing with digital zoom. “The P900 features 166x ‘Dynamic Fine Zoom,’ putting the final equivalent focal length at a mind-numbing 4000mm.” I don’t even know that that means exactly but it sounds like a whole lotta zoom. Video by Daniel Pelletier. (via Sploid, PetaPixel)
In a great example of just how powerful consumer cameras have become, watch as this Nikon P900 zooms into the night sky, transporting you from a parking lot in Quebec to the surface of the moon. According to DL Cade at PetaPixel, the built-in optical zoom maxes out at 83x but the camera is c
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I can't believe how well it adjusts to the light levels to bring the details into focus.
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A friend posted a quote from Plato on Facebook, and it was taken out of context so I wrote a bit about what was really going on around the quote in question. My friend probably didn't care at all (honestly, besides me who would?), but it reminded me how much I loved reading Plato the first time, years ago. He was one of the thinkers that really had an impact on me.

I think it might be time for a reread.
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Upgrading to Windows 10...

I've had one of my computers on Windows 7 for a long time, but it was really time to wipe it and reinstall so I figured I'd do that to while upgrading it to Windows 10.

Wow, what a mistake that was.

Few things I ran into:

If you plug the monitor into the video card instead of the onboard video (in other words, if you hook it up correctly), the fresh Windows 10 install doesn't create proper bootable partitions. Seriously.

I eventually decided I should install Win7 and upgrade instead, anyway, to get things Win10 removed from 7 like a DVD decoder. So I didn't fully solve the above.

Windows 7 had a similar issue with the onboard video, but it actually installed correctly in the end.

Windows update doesn't work the first time unless you let it happen on the schedule (which would only fire off 24 hours after the initial time I set). Activating it manually hangs forever. Microsoft's Windows Update fixer and tricks like stopping the update service did nothing. After 24 hours it finally installed 250 updates (I hoped I'd avoid some of that by downloading the latest ISO from Microsoft, but nope).

The Windows 10 upgrade procedure also hangs forever when it checks for updates. The fix turns out to be stopping the Windows Update service when the upgrade checks for updates.

The Win10 upgrade starts over and re-downloads the entire upgrade if it is stopped for any reason.

The automated upgrade that pops up and asks to upgrade is much, much slower than using Microsoft's Media Creation Tool to do it manually. Like many hours for the background download instead of a few minutes for the manual one, on my 175ish Mb/s connection.

After the Win10 upgrade completes it reboots, gives an error code and says there was an unknown SAFE_OS error, then reverts to Windows 7 again.

One whole weekend wasted.

I don't care enough about Windows 10 to put up with this shit. At this point the only thing keeping me going is my engineer brain that can't stand unsolved puzzles, but that brain needs to get back to work.

But I'll be fair, this is the fifth machine I've upgraded, and the first to have so many problems (others had little issues but not like this). That's why I wasn't worried about putting it off until the last second. If I feel motivated this week maybe I'll try and figure it out. Maybe a BIOS update might help, or something like that. But it's looking pretty likely my kids' computer will stay on Windows 7.

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This sounds like most MS Windows installs/updates since like say 4.11 (with networking!)
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Ah hell. +BriAnna McKissen had a camera.

I blame you, +Erik Collett.
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Yup. I brought her. I wish this sounded better... ya know, to represent how we actually sounded!
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Creeeepy. Also freaking awesome. 
It can even be trained to read your lips.
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You had to go and make it creepy again... :)
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Finally, new Wardruna!

Unfortunately we have to wait until Oct 21 for the full album.

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Wee! Added this to my playlist.
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RIP Glenn Yarbrough

He did famous stuff, but this is what he did for me.
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Damn, we live in good times. I thought, 18 gigs! That will take forever.

In the time it took me to get around to finishing this post, it finished.
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I still haven't convinced my group to try The One Ring with me, but this looks like it could have some cool options for One Ring-style concepts in D&D 5e.
Adventures in Middle-earth™ is our brand new range of setting supplements for Middle-earth gaming using the OGL. Cubicle 7 and Sophisticated Games achieved huge success and numerous awards with our…
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