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About Spock

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    Prismatic Enchanter
  • Birthday 01/28/1938

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    Almost anything but fish.
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    Sacred anything
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    I am resisting
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    United States

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    MD, USA
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    Computer Hardware, Programming, Reading Sci-Fi and Fantasy, SCUBA, Teaching.

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  1. I appreciate the offer, but I much prefer my own partner. She's going to spend the weekend at our daughter's house, so we had a good long cuddle last night and got a really good night's rest.
  2. Arguing with other internet users is just marginally more productive than counting the ants in your garden. Larisa - from web comic Sandra and Woo
  3. Rune Stacking - Yes or No?

    I think I originally voted "No", but have been thinking about this after voting. What I would like to see would be a new quest to become a "Rune Master". I don't remember much about how runes work but, for the "Rune Master Quest": Level 1 (Apprentice): 100 runes must be combined. The base rune must be the same and all attributes (up to the max allowed) will be added to the base rune. If one rune has a 5% chance of something and another has a 15% chance, the new rune would have a 20% chance. Level 2 (Journeyman): After successfully merging 100 runes, you can now merge different runes. Again, you must merge another 100 runes. You can merge up to three runes at a time. The first rune will determine the base of the new rune and the subsequent runes will just add attributes. Level 3 (Master): Now when you merge runes, if the primary attribute goes over 100% or 999 or whatever the maximum attribute is, the Rune Level will get bumped up to the next level and the primary attribute will drop down to 5% or something similar. This way we could not only create a character that does our shopping, we could create a character to combine all those hard earned runes we find all over the place.
  4. Ref: http://www.theonion.com/article/world-agrees-just-take-down-internet-while-until-t-55200
  5. If it isn't fun, why bother? --Spock Learning is directly proportional to the amount of fun you are having. --Rob Pike It's too bad ignorance isn't painful... Killing for peace is like screwing for virginity. --ftckyman No trees were killed in the creation of this message. However, many electrons were terribly inconvenienced. --Ben Last "I have never found that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance." --Harold Macmillan "The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive." --W. C. Fields "Pray that there is intelligent life some where up in space... because there is bugger all down here on earth!!" --Unknown "Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana." --Groucho "Smile - it drives people crazy wondering what you've been up to..." --Unknown "When we were together, you said you'd die for me. Now we've split up I think its time you kept your promise" --Unknown "A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing." --c3buL, Sacred Forum "Never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience." --roperratt, Sacred Forum "What do you give a man who has everything? A woman who shows him how to use it" --krank, Sacred Forum To be able to face my weaknesses is the strongest thing I will ever do. - c3em $>select * from USERS where clue > 0 0 Rows Returned -- eljefe in the Developers.evrsoft Forum War does not determine who is right. Only who is left. -- unknown Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend; inside of a dog it's too dark to read. -- S. Clemens I wish that I could run, faster than anyone. I wish that I could fly, now wouldn't that be fun. You think my wishes silly? But they cause no harm. Perhaps you think me crazy? But I have a certain charm. You say I'm too old for wishes? Well you may be right. But what else to keep me company in the stillness of the night? -- Unknown Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps !! -- Davlam "Pandemonium, thy name is cat." Player 1: "y0 peepz 14m wut up 4 reel, hey u all gunna git PWNd by my r0xx0rz skillz dont make me PWN u" Player 2: "What the heck did he just say..?" Player 3: "No clue, something about peanutbutter..?" "Why is there never enough time to do it right but always enough time to do it over?" -- notsharkey "Ensure you have the 6 basic rules of computer security: 1. A Decent Firewall 2. A good Anti-virus application (fully updated) 3. A good Anti-spyware application (fully updated) 4. ALL your critical updates! 5. A Decent browser like 'Firefox' 6. No Teenagers or Babysitters!" -- MikeyB of Newbie.org
  6. Hmm, when I lick the bowl I usually end up with whatever was in the bowl all over my nose. I always lick my plate though ... and usually my bowl as well. Must maintain my svelte figure.
  7. Planning my next pc purchase - Again!

    I don't have any need for portability any more, so a desktop is the only thing I will get in the future unless my needs change. Something to think about, no matter what system you get, is backup. Are you going to backup a 4 TB HD to 3 1/4" floppies? I find the external docking stations I have to be very convenient. The only problem I have with them is that sometimes, when I've powered off my system, it tries to boot from the USB3 external HD plugged into the cradle when I power up. Not a big deal, I turn off the docking station or go into boot order and select the proper drive. It would work for a desktop or a laptop.
  8. "The problem with today's world is that everyone believes they have the right to express their opinion AND have others listen to it. The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of, particularly if it is demonstratively nonsense." Attributed to Professor Brian Cox
  9. I just got an XTRA-PC bootable flash drive

    OK, got the email working. Their setup had the incoming server as ".gmail.com" when it should have been "imap.gmail.com". The outgoing server was similar, except it should have been "smtp.gmail.com". Changed the two settings and it worked fine. Now to get it to access the existing files on the computer to see if I can use it for file recovery in an emergency.
  10. Actually, the button to the right of "What's New" on my screen reads "Sacred Wiki" ... What am I doing wrong? [Added] Ok, I found it. It's at the bottom of the page on the right side using the Sacred 4 Theme. There is an additional step after you've saved it, you must also set it as your default search or it must be set up all over again.
  11. One thing I've noticed about this new software that I don't like is the "What's New" button. I want to see a list of all the topics that have new input since I last logged in, not a list of all POSTS! I do like the fact that the new topics listed on the right are highlighted and when you click on the highlighted topic subject, it takes you to the last post read plus one.
  12. I saw it advertised on Facebook and did a little investigation. It sounded like it might be handy to use if I had a computer client who was having trouble with their PC. There is file recovery software included with the more expensive model. Basically, it's a bootable Linux installation on a flash drive. Yes, I know, I could have created my own cheaper ... possibly ... but this way, I don't have to do the actual work and I'm lazy! So far, I put it into a USB port on the front of my 64-bit Windows PC, turn it on, and it immediately boots into the flash drive. It doesn't boot as fast as the PC alone, but it boots a LOT faster than any of my older PCs. So far, so good. It doesn't seem to want to accept my gmail address for email, I may have to create a different account. Still waiting to hear from their Support Staff. Getting email using it isn't that big a deal, I just thought it should work. My next experiment is to follow their instructions on their FAQ to see if I can easily access the harddrives on the computer it's installed in ... for recovery. Haven't tried it on my iMac yet, but it's supposed to work there as well. Will post more here as I learn more about it.
  13. I can categorically state that every member who posts is important, no matter how many posts they make. My post count isn't all tat large, but I stick around because I believe in the series of games that started with Sacred. To my mind, this is the only place to be to get my Sacred/Sacred 2/etc fix ... even if I'm not the most valuable member.
  14. Yes, I just edited my previous post to comment on that. For now I'm trying the third from the left. Perhaps, once you get everything working as you want it, you could created a voting topic to find out which one is the most popular ... Too bad there isn't some way to hide the forum so we can just see the background.