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Tariq Kamal
Lives in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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I'm currently working on hacking the Sufficiently Advanced game setting (reference: http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/sufficiently-advanced), and trying to bring it into FATE.

I'm pretty sure I can jam something like Core Values, Capabilities & Professions into Aspects & Skills (and I'm pretty sure I can put together a skill list that fits thematically well with the setting), but how would I work out the Import mechanism?

i.e. The game does allow for players to be of differing technological levels, with low-tech characters being able to influence the way the narrative goes by spending in-game resources (called Twists, which can be given by the GM early on, or traded for story complications) to affect characters and situations narratively.

Examples of it include how a simple farmer would be able to intuitively figure out the emotional dynamics of a bunch of posthumans who hold more power than he can perceive, much less imagine, how a single character can become the darling of an entire freaking civilization by being so damn personally magnetic and awesome, or how another character can escape certain death by having their attacker fall in love with them and thus be unable to place the killing blow.

Has anyone worked out how to bring these elements into FATE or FAE? I mean, I like elements of SA's setting, and some of the ideas with regards to Themes and Twists are great fun, but some of the other mechanics seem horrendously convoluted and difficult to understand, much less teach to anyone else or adjudicate.
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So I'm currently running CM 10.1.3 on my Samsung Galaxy S 2 (GT-i9100 G), and I'm enjoying it so far — it's not suffering the same problems that the other Samsung phones are having, since it doesn't use the Exynos chipset.

Sadly, it's beginning to show it's age — there were some issues with internal storage, which I forsee will get worse over time. So, time for a new phone.

The problem is... which? I'm looking for another AMOLED phone (preferably Super AMOLED), with removable and replaceable batteries (don't want to get screwed over in the event I suffer battery issues), at least 3G / HSDPA (4G is a bonus), and something with long-term support by CyanogenMod — I don't want to have to deal with any kind of Exynos-level corporate douchebaggery with my next phone.

So far what comes close appears to be the Moto X, except it hasn't come into my country yet (and it might never). Any suggestions?
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Man you are complicated, exynos is not bad , whole world is using it and you wont , dont you think you may be wrong? Samsung is no2 no mather what you say , they have svoice, air gestures and they release new android updates very quickly look at kit kat only htc has 4.4, than its note3, S4 than xperia z1
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Saw this report and am more than a little concerned. How affected are we to this vulnerability?
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+Tariq Kamal I made a post about what the exploit might be earlier today. Fixing that would probably cause issues for how gapps are currently handled in custom ROMs.

As it stands, nobody outside Bluebox and Google knows what the issue is so until the Blackhat talk, nobody can say for sure if CM users are safe or not.
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Here's an interesting question to trigger some thought experiments: would post-scarcity upend this arrangement, or accentuate it? #sftropes #transhumanism
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Never noticed this before, but when I saw it, I realized: “How apt.”

TRANSCRIPT:

No one has gone missing or died.

The year is still young.
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Didn't notice that!
Thanks!
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Actually, this is a nice, good thick write-up on the whole Mayan Apocalypse thing. I think people need to look at it and take a good, hard look at the sort of things they perceive as “ancient wisdom”, especially of those from unfamiliar cultures.

TL;DR sometimes it’s “Ancient Wisdom” and more “modern people placing their preconceptions and biases on ideas that have nothing to do with the original source”.
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (gt-i9100g) and I've had a couple of questions about Odin:

1. Are there ways to avoid having to use Odin when a certain update / mod (i.e. specific baseband changes, Samsung stock ROMs, etc) says that you need to use Odin? Can't I do something to use Heimdall instead?
2. Failing that, is there any way I can get Odin without having to deal with dodgy file-sharing sites? Anything that's at least semi-official, since I understand that Odin is leaked software?
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I'd suggest you get and try Mobile Odin 
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Oh! I didn't know this section existed.

Anyway...

Codename: tariqk
Faction: Resistance
Location(s): Bangsar South & Menara TM (weekdays), TTDI & PJ area (weekends)

Not a dedicated player though, so coverage is totally inadequate. 
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Not my fault social media is fragmented to multiple walled gardens, thus forcing people to keep track of multiple mutually-incompatible channels. :p
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I've been reading this book for a couple of days, and was moved to see if I could install a Lisp environment on the Raspberry Pi. Unfortunately, I've had no luck in finding any documentation or instructions on installing a Lisp environment on the Pi. Has anyone have any recommendations? Or has anyone tried it, and how did it go?
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It’s amazing how much fun a guy can have with a single-purpose +Raspberry Pi box, and how much a guy can learn. I mean, I never thought I could figure out tools like sed, SSH and Tor, but hey, apparently 40 minutes of trying to figure out how to print something silly beats over two decades of reading. Who’d have thought?
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I recall seeing this for the first time in one of the Blues Brother movies, and I was thinking — wah, dramanya.

Hahahahaha, that particular performance had nothing on this one. Man, James Brown. What a showman. ×D
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You can already hear the commentary placing the blame on the Mayans for placing the date of the #endoftheworld today, when in actual fact it’s from an industry of Western charlatans quick to make a buck, which includes Roland Fucking Emmerich.

You want to blame someone on this parade of folly? Blame those fucking snake-oil salesmen and goddamn Hollywood.
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Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia - Enfield, London, UK - Wood Green, London, UK - Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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