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Frank Ottey
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An idea that came to me when discussing scratch in another post: does anyone know if there is an indexer for Vala with integrated support for granite built in? Like the equivalent of the MSVC/C# indexer with integrated support for all of the .NET framework? I think that its honestly one of the things Microsoft did well. Crossing referencing between the granite sources, the Vala documentation online, and the sources of a project I'm trying to contribute to all at once gets tedious and time consuming... :/ How do the elementary devs feel about a Vala indexer with built in/integrated granite support? Is such an indexer even possible given the fact that Vala compiles to C first?

This fledging developer who would like to make an attempt to contribute to the project and has a question: are there any software design or architectural design specifications for the core elementary applications or is the README and HACKING files considered to be the equivalent of such a document? How do the developers feel about having someone generate such a document. I recently thought I'd dip my toe in the development waters by attempting to take a look at the samba issue pantheon-files that went up today, but stopped before I was able to completely inspect the code. I was curious if there were any documents on program flow, design decisions, and a brief overview of how the program works/ fits together. As someone who has to take safaris through others code at work, I've come to truly appreciate well done design documentation documents...

I recently finished a build and completed installing windows, mobo drivers and finally my nvidia driver when suddenly the machine slowed to a standstill.  I rebooted and got a "disk read error" and can no longer boot into windows.  Thoughts?

On a related note, my mobo is running around 33 degrees C.  The tower is unfortunately in a warmer area of my house, but is that still unusually high for idle temp?  If so, any recommendations?  I have three case fans running... 

Appreciate feedback.

I need to un mount my motherboard because a small cable got trapped behind it when I mounted it that I did not notice until I turned the case back up. Is there anything in particular I should be wary of? Also, for a standard spinning HDD and ODD, would SATA 3.0.GB/s be ok or should I use the 6.0GB/s? 

Hello everyone!  I'm a software engineering student that is searching for internship experience to make myself a better software engineer and more marketable to potential employers once I finish school.  The very best way to learn anything is by doing, so I come here with some questions:

1.  Where/how do you guys practice your skills.  Classroom experience is just that - classroom experience.  Are there books with practice problems and solutions or other resources that help one hone ones skills that you use?  Please share your tips!

2.  What programming "bibles" do you swear by?  For doctors its usually Gray's Anatomy (The book, not the TV show).  What are the 3 most important "bibles" in our field today according to you?

3.  Professional communities/real world experience.  Where can I go to get real world experience on a project.  Not a homework assignment, but a living, breathing thing.  I know that there are a lot of open source projects out there - how do you go about getting involved in them?  Especially as a newcomer?

Thanks for your time and consideration everyone!

So, even though I have no one to play with, and it would totally go through all of my discretionary spending for the first half of the year and make it hard to pay for Exalted 3rd edition...  I am still sorely tempted to upgrade my pledge to "Quartet (USA)"...  Just a few questions - will the fate toolkit, fate worldbook, and FAE all have original artwork?  Also, will .pdf's of Dresden Accelerated be available upon release if you back at the Quartet level, or will that be a separate thing entirely?  

So... I may be betraying the levels of my geekdom/nerdiness with this post, but I was re-reading some Harry Potter and I couldn't help but wonder... "Can Fate Core do that?"  So I did some more thinking and I was like "maybe we could do it with the subjects as skills, so you would have a "Charms" skill, a "Potions" skill, a "Curses/Hexes" skill, a "Herbology" skill etc."  So... what do you guys think?  Can Fate Core do Harry Potter?  What are your thoughts on how to make it work?  Am I the only who thinks about these kinds of silly things?

A question on conflict rules in Fate Core:  Generally, not including bonuses to Stress tracks due to Physique or Will, each character has a Stress track that can take 3 shifts of effect.  Now, the rules indicate that if a Consequence slot is used to take a shift that is less than its number, its still completely used up.  This means that if I use a Severe consequence, whic can take 6 shifts of effect, to absorb 1 shift of effect, later on I can't use the remaining "5 unused shifts" on that consequence slot because its already filled, even with that 1 shift.  Does this same rule apply to stress boxes?  For example.  Say I take 1 shift of effect from a mental attack.  I use the 1 shift stress box to absorb it.  Let's say I take another 1 shift of effect from a mental attack.  I use the 2-shift stress box to soak it.  Let's say I take another 1 shift mental stress attack.  Can I use the phantom, unused 1-shift from the 2-shift stress box that absorbed the previous 1-shift hit? Or do stress boxes function like a consequence slot, any use of any amount of shifts, up to and including the full amount, completely take up the stress box?  (I hope I'm being clear with my question)

So, there's been a lot of talk on how aspects shouldn't really be used as a denial of action, and I understand the impetus for that line of thinking and that this is a mechanically tricky subject.  In a Fate Game I'm hoping to get into, our characters have the ability to have talents (powers) we were going to model with extras.  For this purpose, let's say we were trying to port a powers akin to some form of mind manipulation into Fate Core.  How could that work?  I was thinking of an extra that could allow one to use the Will skill to create advantages, modeled as delusions, on targets with minds and have the character be able to compel those advantages as delusions.  The target(s) could resist by rolling Will as an overcome action to resist the delusion.  This use of Will to Create Advantage (the delusion power) by the PC would be limited to only those characters in the PC's zone.  I'm concerned that this runs a bit into the aspects "denying" action or "forcing" action for the NPC's and might be a bit too strong.  Does anyone have any thoughts, comments critiques or suggestions on how one might implement this power?  Maybe use stress tracks or consequences in some way?  Think the actions of Jason Stryker from the movie X-men United if that gives you a better reference frame or a blending of the Vampire the Requiem powers of Dominate, "Mesmerize" and "The Forgetful Mind"
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