That was myself about 3 weekends ago... though I've never lost my copy of the original CDs. Cheers.
Or more tastefully, Chiron, as it is called in Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, if I recall correctly.
Also you can still play SMAC! GOG link
That's what I was thinking. Other than the Naginata, every single one of these options is from Diablo 2. Granted, they are also real polearms but it was suspicious. Will there be future polls for swords? Because honestly, that's where it's at.
Naginata is in D2X. Ranseur is not. (googled to double check, but oh so proud to know that trivia still...)
See also: Those wretched Dune prequels. So much repetition.
And by mixture, I meant to note that I keep those favicons organized, but my other hundreds of bookmarks which live in the menu are largely unsorted.
I have about 100 bookmarks on two toolbar rows... Favicons only. It's a great example of both reflexively knowing where each site's mark bookmark is.
I still use search and URLs frequently, though.
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Well.. TFS did ask for:
...maybe something that actually leads to knowledge, skills, or a measurable output?
I'd say inventing new euphemisms and then inserting them into my above post develops knowledge and skill.
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Your consumers don't drink "traditional morning beverages."
Mt. Dew takes like what I imagine fermented piss would taste like.
Yup, the taste of fermented piss without the smell!
I'd just like to say thanks for the good childhood memories from your book, Raptor Red... I still have my signed copy of it, and should definitely re-read it some time.
I guess I should ask a question, too... If Raptor Red were being written today, are there any new discoveries in the last two decades that would neccessitate significant changes from how you wrote the original?
I dont see why this is even worth mentioning. Its a website, --
No, no. The proper comparison is with the Amazon river. When was the last time the Amazon river stopped flowing?
Round 23: Advantage: Amazon river.
People need to quit looking at whole numbers and think about this in real terms.
One hour. That's all, they lost business for one hour, they're still up for many thousands (maybe millions) of other hours incurring the revenues consistently.
Wut? Amazon hasn't been around for multiple centuries. If we're going to talk real terms, skip the hyperbole that results from vague statements
Other than that, you're preaching to the choir, I'd say.
"why would you want to run Win 7 or XP on this thing?"
So you don't have to deal with the shitty Metro aesthetic. Completely worth installing Windows 7 just to get rid of it.
It's a tablet... so install Classic Shell instead and live in the Desktop, while preserving touch and pen-stuff.
Going by the shadow of what looks like vehicles, I'd say that's a 2 or 3 story building, and it's early/late in the day so the shadows are reasonably long...
What others are saying matches what I think... (programmers do it for fun, and never stop coming up with programming ideas... even scripting for games)
What I think is missing from the discussion is what was the programming you were doing before IT took over your life? Did you ever really get going on a project?
I can totally see it being the case that you enjoyed the bits of programming you were taught, but never stumbled onto the right set of tools... Namely, if I see something I want to accomplish, I'm contemplate solving it with various capabilities I already know. If I know some of the tools needed, that's enough to get started. E.g. if I need something that talks to a serial port and monitors packets, while recording packet timing? I know the serial part, so I'll just jump into the project and figure out the timing part as I go.
I would recommend starting off with scripting (e.g. Python), to reacquaint yourself with the logic, and then add in one of the "real" languages in order to become familiar with the proper approaches to larger complex setups.
If gaming is a potential hook for your programming interest, I suggest using AutoHotkey to learn a bit of logic while making macros for tedious stuff...