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So last night I finished the campaign for Call of Duty Black Ops 3 and I've got more questions than answers. I have to say I was impressed by the campaign in this game. I'm not a huge CoD nut, but I do enjoy playing it online with my friends so I have owned a couple of them in the past; Modern Warfare 1, 2 and 3, Black Ops, World at War, and now Black Ops 3. Playing through the campaign for Black Ops 3 was an enjoyable and thought provoking experience, for me at least.

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So here's the deal, in the last second of the game, when your player character is asked his name, he replies "Taylor", then credits roll. Did Taylor take over your mind when you purged your DNI of Corvus? Are you actually Taylor and is this all a dream or a hallucination or simulation inside your mind? Since it lets you restart the campaign with your existing gear I played through the first mission again, and there's lots of hints at things that happen "later". For example, Lt. Khalil, when you rescue him, is touted as the "hero of the uprising in Cairo" which doesn't happen until much later in the game. Later in the game, it appears that your player character is falling for Rachel Kane, a CIA operative you meet, and when you meet her, it is played out like Hendricks doesn't know her. She eventually is killed when Corvus tricks her into entering a sealed chamber which he then fills with a toxic gas. In the first mission however, Hendricks at one point asks Taylor if he's still seeing Rachel, and Taylor replies, after a slight pause, "It didn't work out". First of all, Hendricks, if I remember correctly, didn't know Rachel when "you" meet her in the campaign, and is suspicious of her intentions. When Taylor says that it "didn't work out", is he referring to the fact that she was killed by Corvus? Taylor then asks, referring to you, "You gonna take care of him as good as you did me?" To which Hendricks replies, "That's not funny". Is Taylor referring to the fact that Hendricks is the one who kills him later? It might make sense that the first couple missions of the game are actually the last, chronologically, and that everything after your bloody encounter with the robots is a memory or a simulation inside your mind, except for the fact that in the first few missions, Hendricks doesn't have his augmented body parts, he still has his human arms and legs.

The end result is that I thoroughly enjoyed the campaign, but I'm gonna play through it again to see if I can pick up on any more clues left behind, and I'm still wondering what in the WORLD is going on.
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Bo3 had one of the deepest campaigns in CoD history imo. 
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Just picked up a Playstation 4 the other day and this is my first little foray into recording myself playing Battlefield 4.

I'm not 100% pleased with my performance this game. I had a positive K/D ratio, but my team lost and after watching it, I can see some mistakes I made.

Anyway, this video was also an excuse to experiment with Sony's "Share Factory" app on the PS4 that lets you edit videos of your gameplay right there on the console and then upload them directly to YouTube, Facebook, etc. in the background while you're doing other things.

Pretty great stuff, Sony has really outdone themselves with the PS4.
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If you use my Mupen64Plus launcher on Linux, I've uploaded a new version. I've made quite a number of changes to this update, and feedback would be appreciated. If you have any problems with the new version, I have left the old version on the website as well.

You can download the updated version at: https://sourceforge.net/projects/mupen64plusgtk/

Here's the changes made to this version:

- Renamed the project to Mupen64Plus-PyTK since it uses +Python and TKinter and not GTK.
- Added some line breaks and spaces for white space.
- Removed the "oldstable" folder that contained the original BASH script I used to launch my Mupen64Plus games.
- Added a function that allows the initial setup process to check various default locations for the Mupen64Plus executable, making the initial setup process easier since users don't have to go digging around to figure out where their particular version of their particular distribution put it.
- Set up support for a hidden ".mupen64plus-pytk" folder in the user's home directory for storing some config files and the Mupen64Plus log.
- Replaced Windows command for Internet Explorer with "start" so that it will launch the user's default browser regardless of what it is. Also gets around the phasing out of Internet Explorer in lieu of Microsoft Edge.
- Fixed the issue where games that contained apostrophes, like "Majora's Mask" would fail to run. Some special characters, like quotation marks, may still break some games.
- Installer and Uninstaller written
- Readme updated
- Updated EasyGUI to v0.97
- Changed name of main executable to avoid confusion with Mupen64Plus itself
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If you are a user of my YouTube downloader, note that all future versions of it will bear the name "YouTube-DL-PyTK" since it uses +Python  and the Python-TK (tkinter) graphical library instead of GTK.

The +SourceForge  page has already been updated to reflect the new name, although the URL will remain the same.  Older versions of the downloader will keep their old  name.  This change will only affect future versions.

https://sourceforge.net/p/youtube-dl-gtk/
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FreqLength download. FreqLength 2016-02-04 08:37:30.731000 free download. FreqLength Wavelength Calculator
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So in reference to my little wavelength calculator I wrote about earlier, I've packaged it up into a couple of share-able forms.

If you are running Windows, just click the green button to download the .exe file, install it, and you're g2g. Something to remember is that since I'm not some big name software developer, some web browsers have been known to pop up a little red error saying that the file is "not commonly downloaded". This is fine, just go ahead and click the "Keep" or whatever option it gives you to go ahead and download the file. If you are paranoid and don't trust my EXE file, Windows users can also download the .tar.gz file, extract it, and run the freqlength.py file directly as long as they have +Python 3 installed. Also, the Windows version includes the plain text source code versions as well as the compiled versions, so if you would like to read the source code, you don't have to download both versions. After running the Windows installer you'll find all the source code and stuff in the folder C:\Program Files\FreqLength_16.2.4

If you're running Linux or FreeBSD, download the .tar.gz file, run the install.sh file as root, done. You can also just run the freqlength.py file directly without installing.

If you're running Mac OSX, download the .tar.gz file, make sure you have Python 3 installed, and just run the freqlength.py file.

If you're running anything else, all you should need to run it is a Python installation and the ability to extract the .tar.gz archive.

This should give you a locally installed option to quickly just click an icon, punch in a freq and get a wavelength, regardless of whether or not you have internet access.

Here's the web page for it.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/freqlength/
FreqLength download. FreqLength 2016-02-04 08:37:30.731000 free download. FreqLength Wavelength Calculator
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Here's a DX Log spreadsheet template I made. This file is a template format so when you try to save it it's gonna want to force you to save it as a new file. After you do that you can delete this .ots template file. If you look at the bottom I've added two sheets to start with, one for 2016 and one for 2017. When 2018 rolls around you can just copy one sheet to a new sheet and rename it then delete the old contents and keep on rolling.

The document is an Open Document spreadsheet format, so you don't have to have Microsoft Office to use it, you can use OpenOffice, LibreOffice, StarOffice, pretty much anything that supports the Open Document format.

There's also a sheet with the frequency allocations for the 40 CB radio channels.

The date column is pre-formatted into infinity so you don't have to write the whole date out manually, you can shorten it and write something like "16 jan 2016" and it will auto-fill it with the full length date.

You can download it at: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6017319/Radio/DX%20Log.ots
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Just picked up a Playstation 4 the other day and this is my first little foray into recording myself playing Battlefield 4.

I'm not 100% pleased with my performance this game. I had a positive K/D ratio, but my team lost and after watching it, I can see some mistakes I made.

Anyway, this video was also an excuse to experiment with Sony's "Share Factory" app on the PS4 that lets you edit videos of your gameplay right there on the console and then upload them directly to YouTube, Facebook, etc. in the background while you're doing other things.

Pretty great stuff, Sony has really outdone themselves with the PS4.
 
Just picked up a Playstation 4 the other day and this is my first little foray into recording myself playing Battlefield 4.

I'm not 100% pleased with my performance this game. I had a positive K/D ratio, but my team lost and after watching it, I can see some mistakes I made.

Anyway, this video was also an excuse to experiment with Sony's "Share Factory" app on the PS4 that lets you edit videos of your gameplay right there on the console and then upload them directly to YouTube, Facebook, etc. in the background while you're doing other things.

Pretty great stuff, Sony has really outdone themselves with the PS4.
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They tried to cut through into the backstage area for some reason or another.
 
Performance Of ‘Hamlet’ At Refugee Camp Ends Because ‘There Was A Lot Of Knives’
A theater group's performance of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at a refugee camp in France was cut short because "there was a lot of knives around." The group called "Shakespeare Globe" is on tour
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Updating my Linux +Python  launcher for Mupen64Plus.  Added an option to check common default installation directories for existing copies of Mupen64Plus, since the exact location can differ depending on distribution, version of Mupen64Plus, etc.
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So in reference to my little wavelength calculator I wrote about earlier, I've packaged it up into a couple of share-able forms.

If you are running Windows, just click the green button to download the .exe file, install it, and you're g2g. Something to remember is that since I'm not some big name software developer, some web browsers have been known to pop up a little red error saying that the file is "not commonly downloaded". This is fine, just go ahead and click the "Keep" or whatever option it gives you to go ahead and download the file. If you are paranoid and don't trust my EXE file, Windows users can also download the .tar.gz file, extract it, and run the freqlength.py file directly as long as they have Python 3 installed. Also, the Windows version includes the plain text source code versions as well as the compiled versions, so if you would like to read the source code, you don't have to download both versions. After running the Windows installer you'll find all the source code and stuff in the folder C:\Program Files\FreqLength_16.2.4

If you're running Linux or FreeBSD, download the .tar.gz file, run the install.sh file as root, done. You can also just run the freqlength.py file directly without installing.

If you're running Mac OSX, download the .tar.gz file, make sure you have Python 3 installed, and just run the freqlength.py file.

If you're running anything else, all you should need to run it is a Python installation and the ability to extract the .tar.gz archive.

This should give you a locally installed option to quickly just click an icon, punch in a freq and get a wavelength, regardless of whether or not you have internet access.

Here's the web page for it.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/freqlength/
 
So in reference to my little wavelength calculator I wrote about earlier, I've packaged it up into a couple of share-able forms.

If you are running Windows, just click the green button to download the .exe file, install it, and you're g2g. Something to remember is that since I'm not some big name software developer, some web browsers have been known to pop up a little red error saying that the file is "not commonly downloaded". This is fine, just go ahead and click the "Keep" or whatever option it gives you to go ahead and download the file. If you are paranoid and don't trust my EXE file, Windows users can also download the .tar.gz file, extract it, and run the freqlength.py file directly as long as they have +Python 3 installed. Also, the Windows version includes the plain text source code versions as well as the compiled versions, so if you would like to read the source code, you don't have to download both versions. After running the Windows installer you'll find all the source code and stuff in the folder C:\Program Files\FreqLength_16.2.4

If you're running Linux or FreeBSD, download the .tar.gz file, run the install.sh file as root, done. You can also just run the freqlength.py file directly without installing.

If you're running Mac OSX, download the .tar.gz file, make sure you have Python 3 installed, and just run the freqlength.py file.

If you're running anything else, all you should need to run it is a Python installation and the ability to extract the .tar.gz archive.

This should give you a locally installed option to quickly just click an icon, punch in a freq and get a wavelength, regardless of whether or not you have internet access.

Here's the web page for it.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/freqlength/
FreqLength download. FreqLength 2016-02-04 08:37:30.731000 free download. FreqLength Wavelength Calculator
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I wrote this mainly for my own purposes and just thought I would share it with anybody interested.

This is a wavelength calculator written in +Python. It requires Python to run, and requires the EasyGUI library to display graphical windows. If you have Python and don't have or don't want to go get EasyGUI, it will still function just fine in a "text only" mode in the terminal. (It auto-detects the presence, or lack thereof, of EasyGUI, you don't have to do anything special to force it into text or graphical mode)

I basically just wanted something stored locally on my computer that I could use to calculate wavelength quickly without requiring internet access. Now I have one more little script in my folder of stuff that I can just double click, punch in a number, and have it spit out all the numbers I would want instantly.

I'll probably zip it up with a copy of EasyGUI a little bit later, but for right now if you would like to try it out, port it, modify it, etc., here's the source code. If you have Python installed you should be able to just copy and paste this into any text editor and save it as "filename.py" and double click it.

https://paste.debian.net/378444/
usr/bin/env python3 #Frequency Wavelength Calculator #Import stuff try: from easygui import * textonly = 1 #If textonly is 1, graphical windows will be displayed. except ImportError: print ( "\nCannot import easygui, continuing in text only mode.\n" ) textonly = 0 #If textonly is 0, ...
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I'm just a country boy who likes to take life easy.  I'm an Iraq war veteran, a hunter, gamer, fisherman, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, etc.  I pride myself in being as self sufficient as possible.

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They have a large selection of firearms available. I wasn't able to look at the archery half of the store, but they had everything from ultra-light pink lady pistols up to an AR-15 chambered in 30-06. The staff was helpful and on one occasion the guy was even willing to sell me some spare gunsmithing parts off his desk for a pistol i was working on.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The lobby was really nice, but the rooms look old and worn out. The rooms all have exterior doors and a huge bay window facing the sidewalk right beside the beds, so if you value privacy you have to make extras certain the curtains are closed. My floor under one of the sinks is wet and smells of musk like it's been that way for a while. The door handle is loose and the door looks generally worn and dirty. The only appliance is a really old television set, but I can't seem to find a channel guide, so since I'm not from here, I'm kind of lost. There seems to be only one set of stairs, so I had to make 3 trips to get my stuff from the car to the opposite side of the building where my room was actually located. There are plenty of other hotels in this town, I recommend avoiding the Days Inn.
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Quality: Poor - FairFacilities: Poor - FairService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Lived here for several years. The staff are very nice and unobtrusive. The community is very quiet, and houses quite a few military personnel.The military that do live here tend to be higher ranking so we never had any problems with loud drunken parties.It is right next to Fort Lewis property though so occasionally you will hear distant gunfire or explosions in the middle of the night. The landscape is beautiful, the whole complex is surrounded by a pine forest, and seems quite secluded. I highly recommend this place to anybody looking for an apartment where they'll be left alone during their off duty hours. Additionally, the rent never rose for the 4 years we lived here, unlike some other places in the area I've lived.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
I've been to this restaurant a few times and have decided I will not be back because of multiple bad experiences. My fish was overcooked, one of my regular shrimp was actually an overcooked popcorn shrimp that was cold and impossible to bite through. The drink machines were dirty and out of calibration because everything but the lemonade tasted horrible. Both of the front doors have been broken for a long time so you have to apply a lot of force to open them. I even saw one lady almost get knocked over when the door tried to close on her. On top of that they've had a bullethole in one of the windows that has gone unrepaired for years now. The green beans tasted over spiced, and when my wife asked for a particular piece of chicken, instead of offering to make it, we were asked to choose an alternative. Every customer there had a long wait time, and one lady even demanded a refund because her food was so poor. Avoid this establishment.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
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Tons and tons of gear. They will price competitively if you owe items to CIF on base and have a price listing from CIF. Employees are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this store to soldiers and civilians alike.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Went here with my wife and friends while exploring the area. The park was very pretty with several miles of paved paths through it, and a beautiful golf course. The whole area overlooks the water and features some ruins of the original Narrows bridge. The restaurant however was terrible. We walked in because the sign said "open". We grabbed a table, and I got the distinct impression we were being ignored because we weren't members of the local golf club. When we decided to leave after 10 minutes of being ignored we voiced our disgruntled opinion loud enough for other patrons to hear, at which point the management decided it was a good time to take our order, but we left. I may return to the park, but I will never again set foot in the restaurant.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: ExcellentService: Poor - Fair
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Well maintained range with 6 rifle lanes and several pistol lanes. Rifle lanes go out to 100 yards. Bring your own ammo and weapons. Targets are provided at no additional charge or you can bring your own. Military and club members get a discount but it is open to the public. Employees are very friendly but professional and safety conscious. I've been coming here for about a year even though it's a further drive than some other places. I highly recommend this place.
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