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CBS News: Australians warned of possible deadly spider “bonanza”. 
 

I do not think you and I use that word the same way CBS. 

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Fell asleep almost as soon as I got back from dinner last night.  I woke up around 1230 last night. Gonna be a long day ahead... 

 

Oh well airport & plane for cat naps. Now off to breakfast. Hopefully it's as good as it was when ReaperCon used HGI.

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<sigh>

The VoiP phone system that my client uses and that I have an extension for has this issue where we get all these bogus after hours calls.  They're spam calls, but the VM system still goes ahead and records a minute long "message" of dead air and emails it to me.    So every morning I come in, and there are typically anywhere between 5-8 of these messages from random numbers. 

thought I had become adept enough to recognize them without listening to each message in full.   If the message is from a number I don't recognize, is tagged as being one minute long, and I don't hear anyone speak in the first 10-15 seconds, I delete it from my inbox and move on.  The message is still stored on the server, where the IT guy deals with archiving them, and we can search the archive by phone number if we need to. 

So of course, after doing this for well over a year, I had a real customer who's call I missed because he didn't say anything for the first 20-30 seconds of his message. 

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11 hours ago, Crowley said:

If it was good enough for Gygax, its good enough to torture my players with! :lol:

 

 

There was also the way he insisted that anybody not running the rules as written 'wasn't really playing AD&D' - while himself disregarding those exact same rules, because, well, Weapon Speed Factors and the incredibly unwieldy unarmed combat system really sucked to use. :rolleyes:

 

Or Unearthed Arcana... with the Barbarian class that begins more powerful than any other class, then falls behind by third level... though still managing to stay ahead of the Monk. And the table for Thief-Acrobat that in no way matched the text.

 

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1 hour ago, Erifnogard said:

CBS News: Australians warned of possible deadly spider “bonanza”. 
 

I do not think you and I use that word the same way CBS. 

 

If there is a place where a deadly spider farm might exist to benefit from a bumper crop, Australia is it.

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I don’t actually have any desire to play the High Elves , excuse me Aelves in Age of Sigmar but I am absolutely going to need this miniature. 
 

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13 minutes ago, Erifnogard said:

I don’t actually have any desire to play the High Elves , excuse me Aelves in Age of Sigmar but I am absolutely going to need this miniature. 
 

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For some reason, I think the mini needs to be painted in hot pink and sparkles.

 

Against the white background, it looks like the left thigh is absent.  I presume that's not intentional.  (Or the mini is really flamboyant animated armor.)

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4 minutes ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

Against the white background, it looks like the left thigh is absent.  I presume that's not intentional.  (Or the mini is really flamboyant animated armor.)

That's what I thought at first, too, but if you look at the other limbs - it's flamboyant animated armor.  

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21 minutes ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

For some reason, I think the mini needs to be painted in hot pink and sparkles.

 

Against the white background, it looks like the left thigh is absent.  I presume that's not intentional.  (Or the mini is really flamboyant animated armor.)

The armor is empty so yes it’s intentional..

 

...which I see @kristof65 already addressed. :blush:

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1 hour ago, TheAuldGrump said:

There was also the way he insisted that anybody not running the rules as written 'wasn't really playing AD&D' - while himself disregarding those exact same rules, because, well, Weapon Speed Factors and the incredibly unwieldy unarmed combat system really sucked to use. :rolleyes:

 

Or Unearthed Arcana... with the Barbarian class that begins more powerful than any other class, then falls behind by third level... though still managing to stay ahead of the Monk. And the table for Thief-Acrobat that in no way matched the text.

 

The Auld Grump

As long as I can still play my 1st edition half-elf bard (which somehow breaks the dual-class/multi-class rules), it's all good.

 

Why yes, I *have* succeeded my roll for psionics. :devil:

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

I miss the days when GW was run by Gamers instead of Accountants.

Not that there is anything wrong with a Miniatures Company run by accountants

 

 

1 hour ago, Erifnogard said:

I don’t actually have any desire to play the High Elves , excuse me Aelves in Age of Sigmar but I am absolutely going to need this miniature. 
 

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So this is the ghost of Teclis? or Tyrion? (I suppose I could look it up.)

 

I think It is only one laser pistol away from being Eldar. 

 

 

 

2 hours ago, kristof65 said:

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The VoiP phone system that my client uses and that I have an extension for has this issue where we get all these bogus after hours calls.  They're spam calls, but the VM system still goes ahead and records a minute long "message" of dead air and emails it to me.    So every morning I come in, and there are typically anywhere between 5-8 of these messages from random numbers. 

thought I had become adept enough to recognize them without listening to each message in full.   If the message is from a number I don't recognize, is tagged as being one minute long, and I don't hear anyone speak in the first 10-15 seconds, I delete it from my inbox and move on.  The message is still stored on the server, where the IT guy deals with archiving them, and we can search the archive by phone number if we need to. 

So of course, after doing this for well over a year, I had a real customer who's call I missed because he didn't say anything for the first 20-30 seconds of his message. 

You guys need to find a way to ID the owner of the robocall machine so you can bill them for every one of the dud calls. 

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6 minutes ago, TGP said:

Not that there is anything wrong with a Miniatures Company run by accountants

 

 

So this is the ghost of Teclis? or Tyrion? (I suppose I could look it up.)

 

I think It is only one laser pistol away from being Eldar. 

Somebody named Eltharion apparently. I didn’t play Oldhammer so I couldn’t tell you who that is. 

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9 minutes ago, Erifnogard said:

Somebody named Eltharion apparently. I didn’t play Oldhammer so I couldn’t tell you who that is. 

 

Apparently, some skinny knife-eared fop that bled out from a nicked femoral artery.

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12 minutes ago, kitchen_wolf said:

 

Apparently, some skinny knife-eared fop that bled out from a nicked femoral artery.

So a typical Oldhammer noble then?  At least going by the RPG anyway. ::D:
 

It always entertained me how venal and debauched the nobility in the rpg tended to be portrayed vs the war game heroes. Kind of like realistic Middle Ages vs the recruiting poster, propaganda tales Middle Ages. 

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7 minutes ago, TGP said:

You guys need to find a way to ID the owner of the robocall machine so you can bill them for every one of the dud calls. 

Easier said than done.  These spammers are exploiting everything they can to make these calls.
For example, when we were first trying to get my phone extension set up, the IT guy was having problems figuring out how to let my extension in through their firewall without compromising their security.  There are hackers out there that look to gain control of these remote extensions and even servers on VoiP systems, and then use those to generate the scam calls. He was really worried about that, so it was a slow painstaking process to get everything set up correctly because he was erring on the side of caution. 


And as long as even 1-2% of the people they reach fall for these scams, it's still profitable, so they're not going to stop any time soon. 

My preferred method of dealing with scammers (when I have the time) is to use fakenamegenerator.com to act like a real "customer".  I figure that the more trash data goes into their databases, the less time they'll have to deal with real people, and the more chance the fake data will get them caught. 

 

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