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Hiya folks! I had never been totally sold on any of my previous avatars and when I found this I really liked it. Clan Ghost Bear is the most stable of all the Clans [quiet over there @WhiteWulfe] ;) and also when working I had been nicknamed Oso Grande after a brawl in the prison I worked at. We just cannot shake this bug at our house, not severe, just enough to make you feel dragged out. @Sibling praying for you and all those caught in the Ozzie fires, so glad to hear you are safe.

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47 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

@Corsair now has the right to bear arms? :huh:


More the right to arm bears, I'm afraid



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9 hours ago, TGP said:

I noticed the new one in the Questions thread.  I don’t change mine...it’s become almost like a brand now. 


I've used the same icon for many years here and on Gravatar and on WordPress....


If I were trading, it would be a trademark. ::D:


9 hours ago, TGP said:

What is the size specification for the avatar images...does anybody know?  




The Avatar pic upload screen says that it's a JPG with a maximum of 0.1MB (100K) rather than any specific dimension. Higher compression ratios can reduce the size of the base image as can smoother images. But it kind of doesn't matter, since it's going to be displayed at the size you see at screen resolution everywhere except on your profile page.


1 hour ago, ShadowRaven said:

I'd change my avatar, but only if there where a more recognizable, geeky, and exceptionally awesome Tim that is not a Timmy. There are only a few souls over the age of 8 that get away with calling me Timmy. 


Well, there's Tim "The Toolman" Taylor (Tim Allen), who might fit the bill. Certainly more recognizable than Tim the Enchanter. Oh, and the M:tG Prodigal Sorcerer, who is called Tim by most long-time players (for the same reason you're using that pic).

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I can keep everything clean and not get sick when I'm taking care of him.... Unless he kisses me!!! Argh!


"But I was feeling better," he protests guiltily.




I slept for 12 hours last night. I think I'm past the exhausted part of being sick. Just gotta get through the being bored and contagious and hacking stuff up parts now.


More Avatar.... More pho!

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2 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:



Well, there's Tim "The Toolman" Taylor (Tim Allen), who might fit the bill. Certainly more recognizable than Tim the Enchanter. Oh, and the M:tG Prodigal Sorcerer, who is called Tim by most long-time players (for the same reason you're using that pic).


I always thought Tim was the Ovinomancer:




I used to enjoy using that card so much...

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OH BUT he just brought back my favorite dessert/drink in the whole world. He is forgiven. :lol:


Might be hard to tell in this lighting and I hope the photo isn't too big.... Tri color dessert. Che dac biet or che ba mau. :wub:



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18 minutes ago, paintybeard said:


I always thought Tim was the Ovinomancer:




I used to enjoy using that card so much...


Reasonable, given the art, but the Prodigal Sorcerer was Tim first. ::D:

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Welp. Fridge isn't working now either. Not sure when we can get a replacement. It's supposed to snow all week. We're going to end up with his parent's fridge which I'm Not thrilled about that. Provided it fits in the space we have and it isn't too tall. I kinda hope it's too big because I hate their fridge.


So it's been an awesome weekend. Elf. <_<

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On 1/11/2020 at 3:19 AM, PaganMegan said:

Silly question, what is "splitting"?


It sounds like they split a big file into pieces, but why?


On 1/11/2020 at 4:03 AM, kristof65 said:

If he's talking about what I think he is, back in the dial up days, really large files would be split into multiple parts - you would have to download and combine them using various programs. 

The purpose was to make it easier to download the files, as a dial up connection for many people could be very finicky and interrupted quite easily.   Where I lived in the 90s, I couldn't really download anything if it was really windy out, as high winds were almost certainly guaranteed to interrupt my dial up connection multiple times an hour. 

IIRC the original reason for programs to split files was due to disk size limits. If you had a 2MB file but disks would only handle 1.44MB you had to split the file into two parts to copy it to another computer. I would assume the downloading issues provided a secondary use of these programs.

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Just got a chance to watch your video, @Pingo. Really loved it! Shared it with my mom (the anthropologist) and she loved it as well. It’s great to see an interdisciplinary take on things like this. We look forward to more!



(I told her my favorite part was the bit where you rant about the paint blowing theories, because you scold brush licking :lol: )

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On 1/10/2020 at 1:47 PM, NebulousMissy said:



I remember why I don't take antibiotics. Holy hell they work :zombie:


On everything :zombie:


Any suggestions for soups? I may need a liquid diet for a week. And this is only day two :ph34r:


Probiotics interleaved with the antibiotics will help.  

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