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  1. Doug Sundseth

    Boxer Rebellion: Box-Turtle Folk, WIP

    How many pieces do you expect that to be cast in? From the first shots, I was thinking two (turtle and tree), but that tree sure looks like it's going to need a really good mold cutter to make it a single piece.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Nikon just released the results of their Small World photography competition for this year: https://www.nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/2018-photomicrography-competition Amazing photomicrography.
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    Scale75 - The Chronicles of Run

    It's not every Kickstarter project that has a Broin's Right Arm add-on.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Except that the people they punish the most are the true believers in The Apple Way™. I think it's catering to masochism among their faithful.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    "Unread Content" I don't read everything, but I look often during the day. I'm more likely to respond in technique fora and Off-Topic Rampancy than in WIP or Showoff.
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    Newb Question about DnD..

    Not much in the way of a story in those modules, though IIRC the D series was much better for that. FWIW, EHP was a very common abbreviation for Evil High Priest/ess at the time. Almost as common as "MU" for "magic user", IME.
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    Near the figure's waist? If so, the blends are smooth and the highlights and shadows dynamic range looks good. But I think your highlights might be a bit too broad to sell NMM.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    At a guess, its battery had been discharged to the point where the protection circuit on its normal charger had tripped. (Lithium Ion batteries don't like to be either over or under charged, so chargers do this.) When you plugged it into the computer, it was pulling just a bit of power back down the USB cable, which raised the charge to the point where the charger would actually work. No guarantee that's actually correct, of course. What I know about Li-Ion charging I learned from Big Clive; great source, but scattershot learning on my part. I'd consider sourcing a new battery for the tablet if it's older.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Sounds like it was based on the Fletcher Pratt Naval War Game, which was published before WWII and designed for WWI-WWII era surface battles. With math-y people, you have to pay attention to whether the floor is tiled with standard tiles, because a bit of Pythagoras will get you to within a very small error band then. But it is a fun game.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    What, it's 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 19, 20, ... In base-12.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    When I was a poor college student, I used to calculate the sales tax on whatever I was buying, because that 3% (Wyoming at the time) might be the difference between being able to afford what I wanted and not. Then, since I knew exactly the amount that would be required, I would count out the precise amount before the cashier was done ringing up the order. (In some cases, I would need to have an extra penny ready, because of varying rounding algorithms.) Nearly always funny when you could just point at the counter after the cashier asked for "$11.18, please!"
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Yeah. What usually happens is that the cashier will look at you funny, because why that weird number? Then he or she will type the amount tendered into the register to generate the change. Then he or she will look at the register display funny. Then he or she will give you the wrong change anyway.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    "Other"? How long would it take to get to Greeley from Northglenn? Greeley is 50 miles away, average speed is about 45 mph. s=vt -> s/v=t -> 50/45=t -> t = ~1.1h Though I don't really go through solving the equations, figuring out that it's a bit over an hour to Greeley is algebra. Not what I think of as advanced math, but that's a line-drawing exercise. So yes. I also use combinatorics to figure out probabilities in many games, some basic calculus for effects of acceleration over time, vector math for spaceship movement calculation (in games again), ....
  14. Completely understood. It's not that I don't like moral/ethical arguments (I made one -- or at least a statement of ethical principles -- in the message you quoted) but rather that any such argument is subject to counter arguments that get really far from the point at issue. See below. Theft? In the sense of realizing economic gain to which the law says you are not entitled, sure, though it's not a definition that I'd normally use. But it's pretty hard to claim "theft" when nobody has been hurt. And I completely agree that going any further (and possibly going this far) is verging on going too far for this forum, so I'll shut up now.
  15. Around here, isopropyl alcohol is fairly inexpensive. If that's true for you, you might try immersing the figure in 90+% isopropyl for a day or so, then hitting it with a toothbrush. IME, this will also tend to reduce the amount of plasticizer in the model and make it a bit less floppy. Good luck.