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    77392 peryton -- a WIP by DKS

    I've always said "perry-tawn". But I've also said "Min-o-tor" and "cen-tor", and other people say "my-no-tar" and "cen-tar". I've dated a lot of greek girls and been to a million greek weddings, but these experiences and getting wasted on ouzo have not shed light on how to pronounce things. Probably the ouzo contributed to much mispronouncing of things.
  2. Congratulations on slaying your dragon! As the Black Knight 2000 pinball game once said: You are champion! Here is your badge for completing this quest! It may vary slightly from other badges because I had to reconstruct it.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Feeding them french fries or unsalted peanuts will usually do the trick.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Don't take this weird, Doug, but sometimes I find your pedantry pretty sexy.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    PM it to me. There was a lot going on so I missed it. If you just @ me it might get lost in other notifications, but if you PM the link it will be visible until I get a chance to look at it.
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    Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    I don't know if anyone is around, but I have to work on a halftrack so I'll be on a couple of hours. It's about 8 eastern now.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    On Season Two, Disc Two it turned out to lead to the extended version of Measure of a Man with about 15 minutes of extra footage so it did, in fact, actually lead to additional Data.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I think my TNG Blu-Rays are busted. I found this in the main menu: but it just gives me the same amount of Data as in a regular episode.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Here's video, my house is off to the right, hidden in the black smoke before it all starts going mostly up in the air. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u93O9otD9Zo
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    You want to know the stupid part? I forgot this new house has an air exchange system because we never had one before. Forgot to turn it off so it sucked in all the smoke and now my apartment stinks of it.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    My house burned down last July, total write-off. I asked to have the initial thread about the incident put away because it contained speculation that might hinder sorting it all out and I wanted it to proceed as smoothly as possible. Today's incident was unpleasant and too close for comfort, but was mostly stressful while the extent of the fire was unknown - except that it was an extreme level of fire (flames shooting 5-6 stories high) and it's a very cold and windy day which might make fighting it more difficult. Once it was contained it wasn't as bad. As we're still sorting out insurance from our fire, the possibility of this one spreading was extremely stressful - not least because insurance would not cover our loss if we lost the freshly-rebuilt house so soon again. My neighbour Lenny's cat, however, is quite traumatized by the smell of smoke, poor critter. In 1992 during a cold spell a restaurant caught fire in the downtown area and it was so difficult to fight that it took out a half dozen neighbourhoods before it got under control, so that sort of spread has happened before. So today was not exactly imminent danger, but maybe just shy of imminent danger until we knew it wasn't likely to break out.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Went out for a cigarette about an hour ago, suddenly smelled something burning and started looking around. Next thing I'm rolled over by big black clouds of smoke. First thought: "Oh Jesus, not again." Second thought: "See if it's one of the neighbours." It wasn't. It was the strip mall just five houses up the road. It's small and L-shaped, with a Subway on one end and a sit-in diner called The Outport on the other end. One of the two went up, I think it was the Subway, but it went through the whole stip. Flower shop, tanning place, I think there was an eye doctor there too. Glad it wasn't one of the neighbours, but I could live without the flashbacks. That whole strip is gone, it was burning so bad I thought we might have to evacuate. But it's under control now. Still burning in both eateries, I guess oils and grease are fueling it, but not a danger to anything outside of that.
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    Comparing Paint Strippers

    I had similarly good results using W&N Brush Cleaner/Restorer. 24 soak took everything off, even the old testors remnants. Effective, if expensive. I put the results in this thread because the Krud Kutter is probably a cheaper option (and maybe quicker) for the same result so I would recommend that instead. Also the W&N can't be used on plastics (the label specifically warns against it). But curiousity about its effectiveness stripping metal has now been satisfied.
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    I'm pretty sure, if my memory is right, that the WinCo is also on the same side of the road(s) as the hotel. The Wal-Mart across the multilane is where we found the delicious unicorn cereal that made my trip complete, but the WinCo is probably a lot easier to get to. I mss that unicorn cereal.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    In my experience, the sailor part is usually weirder than the military part. Most ex-military I know retain some lingo and, being mostly engineers, a deep love of splodey things - but the nautical types are briney with levels of weird 1000 fathoms deep.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

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    Paint chipping

    Except Sepia, that one doesn't work like the others. Using a liner as Bones primer should yield a very robust undercoat, if a bit of a dark one. So far, liner colours seem to be the most robust. I can't speak to army painter primer, but liner is definitely stronger than Reaper's brush-on primer (only for Bones, the reverse is true of metal). Reaper primer will work, using a liner is just making it a sure thing. Nobody knows why liner works so well for this, just that something in it makes it work. You can also mix the primer and liner together, though liner on its own is probably the strongest. If you use liner as an undercoat and Reaper's brush-on sealer as a finishing coat, your Bones figure should be nigh impervious to normal damage.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    My TV will arrive within two hours. Once that happens, as it is the last piece of appliance/furniture, I will be officially moved in.
  20. This looks like temperature damage, so it's probably toast. Reviving dead paint, as a rule, worked better on older paint types. I think the changes to the formula that give MSP its good properties for thinning and layering also make them a touch more sensitive than older paint not generally designed for the same functions. Theoretically it might still be possible, but I would only do so if a replacement or substitute was not available. It's just generally not worth the trouble for a paint that might still find new and unusual ways to misbehave as a result of the damage.
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    Did they give you malt vinegar? One thing I noticed weird about US restaurants is that they never give you any vinegar. Even the fish n chips place we went to in Metarie didn't. It might seem a weird thing to culture shock over but it really freaks me out. It's sort of... unnatural.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    The Battle To The Swiftest
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    01629: Maiden Bust

    Very purty!
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I like that I'm not suffering alone in this. I choose to believe you decided to up and move house as a show of solidarity with me and not for completely unrelated reasons. I just want you to know that I appreciate it, man. Are... Are you gonna eat those?
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    Pcktlnt's Rescue (Ral Partha 02-902 Female Giant V.1)

    While I understand the natural curiosity about the fate of some of my pieces, the damage to the collection was quite extensive. While I've been able to ascertain the condition of very high priority figures for immediate replacement, it could be years before a complete accounting is done. It was quite a lot of figures and quite a lot of damage. I would ask that people bear in mind the traumatic nature of the incident, with regards to the disposition of any surviving bits, and not ask about the whereabouts of specific figures at this current time.