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Spock last won the day on April 12

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

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  1. Christmas Wish lists

    Hey, I'm over 10 and this looks just too cool to pass up ... https://www.amazon.com/Thames-Kosmos-Workshop-Android-Compatible/dp/B01CNT3EGM/ Why didn't they have stuff like this when I was a lot younger!?
  2. Hi

    This might help: https://steamcommunity.com/app/225640/discussions/0/620712999974397848/
  3. The new FireFox ... so fast?!!

    Sounds like they saw you coming ... If it were me, I'd complain up the line to their bosses. The speed of software on your computer has no effect on the speed bits travel down the line to your computer. BTW, I use FF all the time and have noticed a small speed increase with the new version. Trouble is, everything is different now. Things don't work the way I want them to or don't work at all.
  4. <Oh great, another Moderator I need to hide from!/> Congratulations, Hooyaah. You will find that the hours are long, the pay not nearly enough, and the complaints neverending. You will also find that if you do what you love, it will never work a day in your life. I wish you the best.
  5. No, I was looking at it the other day. While physically smaller than the iPhone 7 plus I have, the display area is larger. That's about the only 'advantage' that I would appreciate. The new phone doesn't really have anything that I absolutely must have. I don't use my current phone that often, why should I pay USD $1,149.00 for the basic phone when I already have more than I need? My current contract is up next month. I will probably bask under the reduced fees for a few months before looking at upgrading again, but will probably decide the same thing. As long as my current phone gives me what I need, why bother to upgrade? "A good pun is it's own reword." "A semicolon is not a medical condition." "The mind is like a parachute, it works better when it's open." "I'm a nobody. Nobody is perfect, therefore, I'm perfect!" "There and their, they're not the same." "No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery." "I thought growing old would take longer!" "You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life." "I'm trying to be independent, but no one will help me."
  6. 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.
  7. Arguing with other internet users is just marginally more productive than counting the ants in your garden. Larisa - from web comic Sandra and Woo
  8. 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.
  9. Ref: http://www.theonion.com/article/world-agrees-just-take-down-internet-while-until-t-55200
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.