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Woooooooooo! *runs into the thread and does a victory lap* I got MrBoot's computer full functioning again! :bday:

 

Once I was able to actually get Windows to load, it only took about 20 minutes to find the video drivers, remove them completely, install the most recent versions (which caused the same issues to reoccur) uninstall them again, then install the previous version. Super easy compared to yesterday! So, it looks like something with the most recent driver update was the root cause of the original problem. Apparently, all MrBoot did to cause stuff to start going wrong was try to update the drivers, which is usually a trivially quick and simple thing to do. 

 

I know either my brother or brother-in-law (both programmers) would have probably figured it all out much faster and with far less frustration than I did, but I'm glad I didn't ask in this case. I always feel awesome when I'm able to figure out and solve a gnarly problem on my own. ^_^

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

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4 hours ago, Marvin said:

Never go to pet shops. Their practices are totally unethical. Last thing you want is to end up with an inbread dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I relish seeing the bread that will be required to duplicate the picture when the puppy becomes a full grown pooch.

GEM

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3 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

*rubs forehead* A friend of mine is insisting that her paint is moldy. Is it even possible for mold to exist in it?

 

I seem to recall @buglips*the*goblin mentioning moldy paint (seriously, not as a joke).

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

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10 minutes ago, OneBoot said:

 

4 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

*rubs forehead* A friend of mine is insisting that her paint is moldy. Is it even possible for mold to exist in it?

 

I seem to recall @buglips*the*goblin mentioning moldy paint (seriously, not as a joke).

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

 

According to interwebs, acrylic paints can become moldy. Specifically, some binding agents can cause mold. From what I found, if the mold is just on the top of the paint you can remove it and continue to use the paint. If the paint is stinky that means it's developed bacteria, and there's conflicting information about continuing to use stinky paint. 

 

 

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Yup, I've seen it myself. I opened a pot that I got in a bundle from a garage sale and it had a mold spot on it. It was also mostly dried out, so I just tossed it.

 

 

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Dentist appointment for a regular cleaning this morning, well past when I should be asleep. So I have to stay awake late just to be told I'm not flossing enough, that I have like 5 cavities that need fillings, and that I have like 5 more fillings that need replaced. So I then have to explain, once again, that unless they're going to do the work pro-bono  I can't afford the 5 grand(likely more, because a few of the filling replacements are probably needing crowns instead) that it's going to cost to get all that work done.

 

I may take a sick day from work just because I'm all out of (rude word for "cares") to give today. A mental health day, as it were.

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4 minutes ago, Unruly said:

Dentist appointment for a regular cleaning this morning, well past when I should be asleep. So I have to stay awake late just to be told I'm not flossing enough, that I have like 5 cavities that need fillings, and that I have like 5 more fillings that need replaced. So I then have to explain, once again, that unless they're going to do the work pro-bono  I can't afford the 5 grand(likely more, because a few of the filling replacements are probably needing crowns instead) that it's going to cost to get all that work done.

 

I may take a sick day from work just because I'm all out of (rude word for "cares") to give today. A mental health day, as it were.

I sympathise.  Every time I go to the dentist, their eyes light up because they think I am about to buy them a new car or boat.  Then I get to have the discussion with them Bout how my teeth have been like this for decades and we aren't doing 20k worth of orthodontics and crowns for aesthetics.  We then do the cleaning and the once in a while cavity and infer passed to the next junior Dr in the practice and the cycle continues.

 

Good luck today!

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Why does 5th edition have such an inky dinky space for spells? Like, I don't actually want to crack open the darned book every time I cast a spell.

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I wonder if @Glitterwolf is having a good Monday on vacation? At least I hope he's still on vacation.

 

I know I wanna be. Tired of writing requirement verification summary statements***. Whichhhhhh... looks like I have overachieved on hitting my goals for September. Means they'll be asking me to "help" the ones falling further behind, in which they get rewarded for not doing the boring work by doing other more "important" tasks and I wind up punished by doing their boring work. Wish I would remember to play these corporate games better. I keep losing.

 

***I hate that phrase, so saying it out loud is me trying to vomit it all back out of my brain

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47 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

Why does 5th edition have such an inky dinky space for spells? Like, I don't actually want to crack open the darned book every time I cast a spell.

 

The 5e character sheet in general isn't that great. I used one that I found on DM's Guild that was awesome, auto-filled a bunch of stuff for you as you went, and even incorporated some of the playtest stuff from Unearthed Arcana. But then they pulled it from sale after D&D Beyond went live because they said it violated their terms of service despite having been available for a couple years already.

 

<purple>I'm sure it had nothing to do with being a competing product that performed similarly to the D&D Beyond character sheets while being a "pay what you want" item that didn't require frequent new purchases to use newer stuff.</purple>

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10 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

*rubs forehead* A friend of mine is insisting that her paint is moldy. Is it even possible for mold to exist in it?

 

 

If it's got liquid in it, mold can grow in it ::(:

 

Some paints seem to go "off" and smell awful as well, but it might just be the pigment. I've had various pots of brown/sepia washes that just started smelling really nasty and I recently turfed a bunch of GW paints that were giving me a headache when I used them. My Liners from the Bones 3 Kickstarter smelled terrible from the start as well :unsure:

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I can sympathise about the dental work...   

(Dental is the one part of the health services that's not socialised here in Norway) 

And while a yearly visit isn't too costly, if you're good about brushing...   try skipping the visits for a decade or two...   

I now have 11(!) titanium anchors in my mouth, to hold implants in place.

(Not much left of the original pearlies, really)  

For the money it cost me I could have bought a pretty decent car.

(and I got about 1/3 of the cost paid by the state because of why the issues started. )    

 

These days I use an electric toothbrush with rotating head, 'interdental' brushes for the gaps, and lots and lots of mouthwash of the 'tastes like badly mixed rocket fuel' variety, to avoid infections.

 

Here in Europe it's not unusual to travel to Poland, or even the far east(Thailand and the Philippines, mostly) on an extended vacation and get some dental work done at the same time because the price is lower there.   

Some of the work done in Poland is done by students, which helps explain the price there.

The Asian work I'd stay away from, particularly for extensive stuff such as implants. They may or may not be using the same type of anchors as dentists in your own country, and it would suck to have to travel back there to get repairs done. 

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Well, getting a "new" filling next week. The old one in that tooth is just about to fall out, and they had the pictures to prove it. A chunk of the old filling has already broken off, and it's got new cavity formation where it's missing. So I'm actually going to get that taken care of pretty quick, because if the rest of the filling comes out its going to lead to a broken tooth, which will lead to a $1500+ bill for a root canal and crown. Thankfully, it seems like fillings have gone down in price a bit. It's going to be $175, which I still don't really have but it's more affordable than the almost $300 that it was when I got one done like 7 years ago. I'll stick it on the credit card that the bridge is on, and it'll just add one more month to the payoff date...

 

And @Gadgetman!, ouch. I completely ignored my dentist's suggestion that I get an implant when my front tooth got pulled. I went with a bridge in part because it was just one tooth and the two teeth on either side were already crowned, but primarily because the bridge was far cheaper than the implant would have been. I want to say the implant would have been about $6000 for just the one, while I was able to get a root canal and a bridge done for $3000. I can only imagine if I'd had to get 11 of them done. I'd be settling for dentures.

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12 hours ago, Marvin said:

Never go to pet shops. Their practices are totally unethical. Last thing you want is to end up with an inbread dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OMG that doggie looks a lot like my doggie did when she was a puppy!  What a cutie!

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