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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 12
« Last post by Cluck Kent on December 31, 2017, 03:38:17 PM »
Lost 2 hardcore characters, one of them my wizard in a GR85. However, a nicely leveled gem of ease and lots of paragon levels makes for easy character replacement. Replacing the gear is the hard part. Started playing with the Jade Harvester for the first time ever and it is surprisingly fun. I don't think it will make a great hardcore build, but I will have a good time finding that out.

Sorry to hear mn4nu. GR 85 has to be pretty scary in HC.

Edit: congrats Melch!
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Movies & TV / Re: Last Jedi thoughts with spoilers
« Last post by Darkness on December 31, 2017, 10:37:26 AM »
. he definitely has his faults but they aren't as bad as what happened here.

Apart from TFA being inferior to TLJ in every way, sure, lets get JJ back.
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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 12
« Last post by Orbert on December 30, 2017, 11:17:22 PM »
Not a problem.  I actually think it's kinda funny, in a twisted sort of way.
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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 12
« Last post by Sssith on December 30, 2017, 09:22:54 PM »
Sorry Obert.  I am away right now.  Hopefully soon we can get together and kill hell's minions.  I think I am around P70.
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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 12
« Last post by mn4nu on December 30, 2017, 11:49:41 AM »
Lost 2 hardcore characters, one of them my wizard in a GR85. However, a nicely leveled gem of ease and lots of paragon levels makes for easy character replacement. Replacing the gear is the hard part. Started playing with the Jade Harvester for the first time ever and it is surprisingly fun. I don't think it will make a great hardcore build, but I will have a good time finding that out.
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Movies & TV / Re: Last Jedi thoughts with spoilers
« Last post by syn on December 30, 2017, 06:58:31 AM »
So my guess is that there is a technical reason. What that might be, I do not know.

lazy writing seems like the best guess. i don't see the need for mental gymnastics to explain it away.
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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 12
« Last post by Melchior on December 28, 2017, 05:47:20 PM »
Working toward stash tab still.
I have done the GRs with six sets and the GR45 with no sets. Working on 3 gems at lvl55 now.

edit: I have the stash tab :)
Didn't realise I had so little left to do. Just needed one more gem upped 4 levels; to kill Aranae in 30 seconds; and reforge a legendary, which I apparently hadn't done yet :P

Probably won't do Guardian, reward looks lke a portrait fame and nothing else :( Hardest part would be gems to 70 though, as I have gotten half the others already.
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Movies & TV / Re: Last Jedi thoughts with spoilers
« Last post by Jazz on December 28, 2017, 03:56:35 PM »
As for the ship going into hyperspace to destroy everything I was pretty upset at that.  Are you trying to tell me that if that worked why wouldn't it have been the defacto way of blowing shit up?  Line up three hammer head cruisers and hyperspace right into the death star.  You just automate that thing and no need to waste life of the pilots.  Hell just build big ass spears with a hyperdrive on it.

This is one of the few bones of contention I have with the movie and for exactly the same reasons as you. Indeed, given the way things work moving at relativistic speeds work, you could theoretically destroy a Death Star by flying a Y-wing into it.

And here's the thing. Before the Crusier goes to lightspeed, the Force Order twig what she's about to do and they are aware of the potential consequences of that. Which means there is a precedent for this sort of action and probably a reason why it isn't normally used.

However, for the life of me I can't think of a reason that's stands up to scrutiny. It can't be because it was "too heinous" a thing to do, given the Force Order and Empire created planet destroying weapons. Indeed, given ethics and morals aren't a consideration, just getting clone pilots to fly ships at lightspeed into planets is probably a more effective way of destroying planets than building a giant frikkin space station.

So my guess is that there is a technical reason. What that might be, I do not know.

And likewise, why didn't the Falcon tear a hole in the side of Han and Chewie's freighter in Ep 7, kicking the pirates into vacuum?
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Books / Re: 2017 reading list
« Last post by Jazz on December 28, 2017, 03:49:34 PM »
36)  Rama II by Arthur C Clarke and Gentry Lee   A second Rama spacecraft approaches.  How will Earth respond?  The book gets bogged down in the first 160 pages with character development that is later unresolved, but the last 260 flies off the page.

1) Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray
2) Star Wars: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller
3) Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne
4) Grunt by Mary Roach
5) Red Star Rogue by Kenneth Sewell and Clint Richmond
6) Being a Beast by Charles Foster
7) Neuromancer by William Gibson
8) American Gods by Neil Gaiman
9) Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C Clarke
10) The STEM Leader Guide- Practical Advice for Creating a STEM School by Hans Meeder
11) Hyperion by Dan Simmons
12) The Universe Within by Neil Shubin
13) The Sea Wolf by Jack London
13) Eaarth by Bill McKibben
14) Oil and Honey by Bill McKibben
15) Grace Without God by Katherine Ozment
16) The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
17) Harness the Sun by Philip Warburg
18) SW: Aftermath: Empire's End by Chuck Wendig
19) SW: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn
20) The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A Heinlein
21)  The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
22) A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
23) SW: Rebel Rising by Beth Revis
24) Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
25) Watchmen by Alan Moore
26) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
27) Reimagining the Science Department by Wayne Melville, Doug Jones and Todd Campbell
28) Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
29) The Princess Bride by William Goldman
30) Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
31) Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison by Haden Blackman
32) Vader Down by Jason Aaron and Keiron Gillen
33) Darth Vader- The Shu-Torin War by Keiron Gillen
32) The Empire, Legends Vol 1 by Various
33) Kanan, the last Padawan by Greg Weisman
34) Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson
35)  Caesar's Last Breath by Sam Kean
36)  Rama II by Arthur C Clarke and Gentry Lee
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Movies & TV / Re: Last Jedi thoughts with spoilers
« Last post by syn on December 28, 2017, 07:00:46 AM »
agree w/ almost everything maxbeedo said. will probably see it one more time with one of my kids, but otherwise i don't think i'd even bother with a second viewing. read a while ago that abrams has replaced trevorrow (sp?) to direct the next one; too bad abrams couldn't do all three of them. he definitely has his faults but they aren't as bad as what happened here.
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