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  1. The Saga of the New Notebook

    Not unless you're prepared to splice electrical cables yourself. It isn't hard... ... but if you aren't comfortable with the idea, then don't.
  2. Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    No wonder he looks befuzzled. Most of us make peppermint tea from peppermint leaves and hot water.
  3. The Saga of the New Notebook

    I wonder why there are two of them...
  4. The Saga of the New Notebook

    Yeah, sound processing takes a little more oomph than word processing.
  5. The Saga of the New Notebook

    Heh. I think I bought this laptop - a refurb HP Elitebook, for under $400. Nothing spectacular... the more optimistic benchmarks say the processor runs at a bit under 1/3 the speed of the best available. Came with a 128GB SSD in the M.2 form factor, and 8G RAM. But it also had a free RAM slot, and a space for a 2.5" hard drive. My old laptop, which had several minor hardware issues, had an almost-new 2.5" 1-terabyte SSD, and 4G RAM. Guess what got moved over... Now if I could figure out why this machine won't boot off a Win7/32 install disk or thumb drive... Linux install media work just fine... I have an old game I'd like to run, and emulators and virtual machines aren't working... -- edit: figured that out, but all my hard drives have UEFI/gpt partition tables and Win7 won't install on that. Or on a thumb drive.
  6. The Weather.

    Something I posted in another forum on May 22nd:
  7. Story Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020

    He's not wrong.
  8. Story Friday, May 8, 2020

    Well, in a fiat currency system, there has to be some entity with the power to create money. As long as that entity KEEPS the money, it does nobody any good. Not even the entity that created it. So that entity can either: (a) buy stuff - and eventually own everything, which idea has serious issues; (b) lend the money out, presumably to entities expected to be able to repay it; (c) give it away - and how does it decide how much to give to whom?
  9. Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    Not need two butt warmers, only have one butt.
  10. Wild Speculation version 3.14159265...

    It's canon in several universes - and this is a direct quote from one of them - that "an untrained magic user is a danger to himself and everyone around him." There's also this take on it: "A powerful, untrained magic user is a target, nothing more."
  11. Story Monday, Jun 1, 2020

    I think that was because she used the "believe me!" power on the plausible part of what she said but not on the implausible part. (Granted, the only reason the implausible part was implausible was because she said it. If she hadn't, that part would have been both plausible and assumed.)
  12. Story Monday, May 25, 2020

    I find that 5th ed fixes that rather well. I really dislike 4th ed, but I grant it has some good points but in general it's not the game I want to play. Then they must have reversed course. I was watching the early development of 5E, and it appeared to me that they were carefully studying everything that the 4E fans preferred about that edition and making sure that 5E was WORSE than any previous edition on those points. So I gave up on it. (But like I said, EARLY development. Plenty of time between when I stopped watching and when it was actually released.)
  13. Story Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    ... and speaks with a British accent. It's obvious, sometime between now and the future portrayed in Star Trek, Britain successfully invaded France. Actually, maybe it happened back in '90 during eugenic wars. Alternative explanation: the people he learned English from were British. That happens a lot in Europe, for some reason. (Now why my high school had a teacher who was born & raised in Paris, hired as a foreign-language teacher, and had her teaching nothing but English...)
  14. Story Monday, May 25, 2020

    And yet I preferred 4 for providing more flexibility and symmetry. At higher levels you didn't have to carefully rig encounters to make your non-magic-using characters' presence actually meaningful. And "the effect LOOKS LIKE this" wasn't so deeply embedded in the rules, so it was easier to make the effect look different.
  15. Story Monday, Jun 1, 2020

    I have a simpler response for them: "I have no idea what she's talking about."