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Diablo 3 / Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« on: January 17, 2019, 05:45:15 PM »
got my gr100, hc IK barb. :D

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Diablo 3 / Re: Patch 2.6.4 is live
« on: January 17, 2019, 01:16:49 PM »
IK for barbs is also a safe bet

+1. tanky, versatile.

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The Argument Chamber / Re: UK general election
« on: January 15, 2019, 05:40:06 PM »

Meanwhile the President of the US had to declare that he is not, in fact, a Russian agent.

... with the best part being that he waffled and never actually denied it.


Theresa May should just be out without needing a no confidence vote, imo.

he forgot to deny it when asked the question by Fox on Sunday. he issued a statement on monday that actually included a denial. better late than never? *snort*

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Movies & TV / Re: What are you watching?
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:45:12 PM »
watched the new watership down series on netflix with my 8 year old. she loved it but was devastated by the ending (i'd forgotten about the epilogue, oops). however, she's already watched it a second time and is excited about reading the book.

edit: i thought it was good too, but had a hard time shaking the hazel/woundwort = rick/negan feeling.

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General Discussion / Re: Happy New Year!
« on: January 04, 2019, 11:46:40 PM »
 8)

nice.

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Books / Re: 2018 Reading List?
« on: December 28, 2018, 09:01:53 PM »
finished autonomous. near future SF. cynical (realistic?) take on gene/pharm patents. some fun AI stuff thrown in. overall a fun read.

got bogged down with the unholy consult. silly me, i thought the previous book in the series was unpleasant... had been sticking with this one mostly to close out the series. there's an interesting premise in there, but it's a masterclass in dragging things out. or maybe it isn't, seeing as i've given up on it for the time being. left it in the car one night and decided it wasn't worth going back out it to get it. started kingdom of the blind instead, so will end the year on that.

got several books for christmas (4-6? one's a trilogy bound in a single volume), so am well stocked for a while. may get back to the bakker book at some point. hoping to be more successful with my reading next year. pretty sure there were a few i left off here but even with a few more, this is the shortest list i've had in a while.

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1. Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory  - 2.5/5
2. Artemis, Andy Weir - 4/5
3. invasion of the body snatchers, Jack Finney - 4/5
4. the best horror of the year vol 9, ed by Ellen Datlow  - 3/5
5. the last exodus, Paul Tassi - 1/5
6. nemesis games, James Corey - 4/5
7. babylon's ashes, James Corey-  4/5
8. persepolis rising, James Corey- 4/5
9. the hike, Drew Magary - 4/5
10. the great ordeal, R Scott Baker - 3/5
11. sleeping giants, Sylvain Neuvel, 2/5
12. contagion, Erin Bowman, 2/5

13. autonomous, Annalee Newitz, 3.5/5
14. the unholy consult,  R Scott Baker - unfinished. 1/5 pending completion
15. kingdom of the blind, Louise Penny, in progress.

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General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas everyone!
« on: December 25, 2018, 09:29:12 PM »
merry christmas!

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The Argument Chamber / Re: Trump continued
« on: December 23, 2018, 11:43:38 AM »
trump now wants mattis gone by the end of the year after someone explained mattis' resignation letter to him. 

Trump, Angry Over Mattis’s Rebuke, Removes Him 2 Months Early

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One aide said that although Mr. Trump had already seen the resignation letter when he praised Mr. Mattis, the president did not understand just how forceful a rejection of his strategy Mr. Mattis had issued.

fun to live in interesting times, isn't it.

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have a giant plastic tub where most of mine (space sets, pre-lego star wars) have been mixed. lost most of the instructions but they all can be found online these days. my older daughter's played with them some, tho i think i have more fun than she does.

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The Argument Chamber / Re: Trump continued
« on: December 04, 2018, 06:15:14 PM »
LOL

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The Argument Chamber / Re: Trump continued
« on: December 04, 2018, 02:08:48 PM »
here's the real life version.



sorry Silverthorn.

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The Argument Chamber / Re: Trump continued
« on: December 02, 2018, 08:10:04 PM »

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Gaming General / Re: Mobile games you play and enjoy
« on: November 14, 2018, 09:57:51 AM »
osmos

have it on an iPad. don't have a smartphone.

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Diablo 3 / Re: Diablo Immortal
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:04:21 PM »
A little ironic they all have PC's, don't you guys have phones?

 ;D

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