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Snort!
 
Now that all the hypes died down, let's examine the truth, shall we?
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Great game day today with +Amy Rich​, +Doug Bailey​, and Dustin. We got together to play our inaugural game of Cthulhu Wars, but continued the gaming with Panic Station.

We mis-played the latter, as it contained cards from an expansion without explanation of how they worked, so the human victory was probably unearned.

Cthulhu Wars, though, was the really fun game of the day. We badly mis-played how movement works, due to an imprecise rulebook (it states that each unit can only move once during the entire action phase, but meant just each action round), but it's unclear how that effected play (it certainly made a difference for my faction, which really needed to be able to wander the globe more effectively).

Each faction has their own monsters and Great Old One(s), as well as unique spells and abilities. The idea is to get all 6 of your spells and have the most points by the time the game ends.

It was an expensive Kickstarter, but now I feel that I need to pick up a couple of the expansions. Sigh.
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Hah! Another reason to love SG-1.

(h/t to +Carrie Canup​)
 
SG-1.  The best team of avengers in any universe.  Kree!
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It's stuff like this that keeps me listening to "Welcome to Night Vale"...

Pamela Winchell called another emergency press conference to show just how well she’s doing without the need to call emergency press conferences.

“Retirement is great!” she said. “I’ve taken up bird watching.”

She then showed off this new hobby…in the process, demonstrating a deep misunderstanding of both the concept of birds, and the concept of watching. The resulting fire wiped out the podium and, indeed, the entire Press Conference Gazebo, sending both Pamela and the attending reporters fleeing in every direction.
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I took Google's "what animal are you" Earth Day quiz, and got "coral". While not the tentacled sea creature I would have chosen, it's still a tentacled sea creature, and has sting cells! So, could be worse.
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Then my work here is done.
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This makes me laugh a lot more than it reasonably should. 
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Go Ivan , go ! :)
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One of the housemates in the apartment upstairs has his kids this weekend, so Zoë retreated down here, where it's clearly calming.
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Living the life :)
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Heh. Microsoft thinks I look 9 years younger than I am.
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It thinks I'm 46 (in a picture taken in December 2013, 16 months ago). I'm actually 43, but I'm bald, bespectacled, and greying, so I'm not surprised at all that it thinks I'm older than I am.
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Gaming tonight was Thunder Alley. My purple team somehow made it to second place, forgoing pit stops and driving their cars almost to death.
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Sounds like a game to check out.
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Interesting read, and of course, the SF concepts of AIs learning too quickly to keep up with are, unsurprisingly, real concerns.
 
"In a bombshell result reported recently in Nature, a simulated network of artificial neurons learned to play Atari video games better than humans in a matter of hours given only data representing the screen and the goal of increasing the score at the top — but no preprogrammed knowledge of aliens, bullets, left, right, up or down. “If your newborn baby did that you would think it was possessed,” Russell said."
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An IT worker, board game geek, PC gamer, bike rider, occasional sailor, avid reader, and driver over twisty roads.

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