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3 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

"Good luck saving the world. I hope you succeed, 'cause it's where I keep most of my stuff."

 

The motivation of every evil character everywhere :winkthumbs::devil:

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9 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

If it won't POST then you have a hardware problem.

I'd start with checking all plug in boards, including RAM, and make sure all cabling is correctly seated.

Until you can get a POST success you aren't ready to troubleshoot any software problems, even BIOS.

good Luck

GEM

I'm pretty sure it's a hardware problem, the system was unstable with literally just Windows installed and nothing else. I put it down to the SSD that I have since returned, but after this event it makes me think that the motherboard or RAM was the problem all along.

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 Bah... 

 

   I got sucked into playing Dungeons & Dragons : Daggerdale, and wasted the entire afternoon/evening... :rolleyes:

I was just going to start a character and see what the gameplay was like, but, five hours later, the halfling wizard is almost two thirds of the way to third level.

It's supposed to be based on 4E, but the experience totals are much higher - took 10,000 xp to hit second level.

I'm not fond of the autotargeting - it's tough to switch targets if the AI has decided to ping something but you want to hit something else.

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5 minutes ago, Mad Jack said:

Dungeons & Dragons : Daggerdale

How does one play this bad game? Fb?

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My wife has been eagerly hoping that we'd get some hummingbirds here, and has had the feeders up for a week or two while watching every report of sightings (she's on some bird watching FB groups).

So this:


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made her very happy this evening. ::D:

 

 

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still can't spell....
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1 hour ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

My wife has been eagerly hoping that we'd get some hummingbirds here, and has had the feeders up for a week or two while watching every report of sightings (she's on some bird watching FB groups).

So this:


hummer.thumb.jpg.71bf8cf3504f677a1d85f62f6f207de2.jpg

 

made here very happy this evening. ::D:

 

 

Evenings are starting to warm up here, the little dogfighters should be arriving soon.

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2 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

My wife has been eagerly hoping that we'd get some hummingbirds here, and has had the feeders up for a week or two while watching every report of sightings (she's on some bird watching FB groups).

So this:


hummer.thumb.jpg.71bf8cf3504f677a1d85f62f6f207de2.jpg

 

made her very happy this evening. ::D:

 

 

 

Reminds me, that I got buzzed by one last year. I was near one our trees, looked up & all of sudden a little blur goes by my head.

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Good DnD game tonight. (thanks @Crowley).

 

We ended up clearing the collapsed tunnel we found two sessions ago.  It opened into a cave that turned to worked stone on the other end with a stairway up.  In the middle of the room/cavern was a stone sarcophagus, it's heavy lids covered with undisturbed dust.  Most of the rest of the party is instantly suspicious and wanted nothing to do with a big stone coffin.  My cleric Boris follower of Saint Gregory the Great, patron saint of adventuring and butt kicking for goodness, was unimpressed with their bravery and opened it to find....an empty space.  Upon closer inspection the bottom was actually covered with a couple of inches to a dark, loamy soil.  Everyone put two and two together and came up with vampire.  Boris, devout follower of Saint Gregory that he is, then provided to remove all of the dirt from the sarcophagus and cast out into the waters of a nearby pool of water.  Then with the use of holy water and a Bless spell, he blessed the coffin so that whatever vampire uses it won't be able to anymore.  Someone likened it to stealing a mattress and urinating on the bed.

 

We then went up the stairs, unbarred the door at the top and found a lit temple, dedicated to a dark god, and covered in runes of some sort of sealing magic.  This reminded a couple of the players who had been in this game for a several more year than I about a similar place where they released a Mummy Lord from imprisonment.   A Mummy Lord who was imprisoned by the "Vampire King".  They could have mentioned this prior to my act of vandalism.  Looks like I may have just gotten myself a nemesis!

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Y'all ever done something so incredibly stupid it confuses you how you could be so dense?

 

Get this.

 

I'm swapping the snow tires on the son's Civic with the regular tires. I hate how tight auto shops put tire lug nuts on. I'm the one that needs to break those nuts in the case of a flat tire in the middle of nowhere, you impact wrench driving gorillas! But I bought new rims with the new snow tires so I could avoid going into the shop and have that occur. Of course, these tires were installed by the tire place and are horribly tight. Takes all my weight to loosen them. Got three tires swapped, sweating like a proverbial pig but the fourth tire just ain't happening.

 

I stand on the lug wrench and it only turns a little. Get a cheater pipe and still nothing. Wife suggests using the pneumatic impact wrench that came with the air compressor. I've never used it, so it's been sitting unused for 16 years. Get it set up, oiled, set to spin the right direction, and everything looks good. It can't break these nuts loose either! It just locks up. Works fine, and I see nothing wrong with it. The nuts are just super tight!

 

At this point, I figure that since I managed to get a little motion on the cheater pipe jumping method, I will go back to that. Better than nothing, right?

 

So I put on the wrench and slide on the cheater. Then slowly I stop and look at what actions I'd just repeated from before.

 

This is the moment where I get astonished at the shear stupidity that I have now demonstrated.

 

I take the wrench off and turn it over so that when I push on it, the nuts LOOSEN rather than tighten.

 

It's hours later and I'm still confused how I could mess that up after getting three tires done correctly.

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On 5/14/2020 at 11:36 PM, TheAuldGrump said:

Like Megan wrote - both Master of Orion and Master of Orion 2 are available on both Gog and Steam. (I went with GOG - long before it popped up on Steam as well.)

I lost all of my hobby time over this weekend to playing MoO 2.  (I already had the game.  I just don't play games much.)

 

I had fun.  It just wasn't productive.

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16 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

Y'all ever done something so incredibly stupid it confuses you how you could be so dense?

 

Get this.

 

I'm swapping the snow tires on the son's Civic with the regular tires. I hate how tight auto shops put tire lug nuts on. I'm the one that needs to break those nuts in the case of a flat tire in the middle of nowhere, you impact wrench driving gorillas! But I bought new rims with the new snow tires so I could avoid going into the shop and have that occur. Of course, these tires were installed by the tire place and are horribly tight. Takes all my weight to loosen them. Got three tires swapped, sweating like a proverbial pig but the fourth tire just ain't happening.

 

I stand on the lug wrench and it only turns a little. Get a cheater pipe and still nothing. Wife suggests using the pneumatic impact wrench that came with the air compressor. I've never used it, so it's been sitting unused for 16 years. Get it set up, oiled, set to spin the right direction, and everything looks good. It can't break these nuts loose either! It just locks up. Works fine, and I see nothing wrong with it. The nuts are just super tight!

 

At this point, I figure that since I managed to get a little motion on the cheater pipe jumping method, I will go back to that. Better than nothing, right?

 

So I put on the wrench and slide on the cheater. Then slowly I stop and look at what actions I'd just repeated from before.

 

This is the moment where I get astonished at the shear stupidity that I have now demonstrated.

 

I take the wrench off and turn it over so that when I push on it, the nuts LOOSEN rather than tighten.

 

It's hours later and I'm still confused how I could mess that up after getting three tires done correctly.

 

I've had things like that happen and wondered how I could have messed up. I've also had incredibly stuck wheel nuts. Last year on a trip to the city I must have ran over a jug of oil. Just before we headed home I found fresh looking oil leaking around one front wheel. Looked and looked and couldn't figure out where it was coming from. Checked everywhere and nothing was low on oil so we decided to risk driving home. The next day I wanted to pull the wheel off so I could check for leaks. Stripped the tin cover off one of the nuts and had to find a different wrench to get it off. Still haven't replaced it because I never think about it. 

 

Also last summer my kid and I had a flat on my pickup a month after buying new tires. Loosened all the nuts but one and they were hard. I carry a large X shaped wheel wrench in my trucks. To get that last nut off I braced the wrench on my jackall with the kid balancing it and jumped on it with all my weight. Hurt my foot, bent the wrench but just barely broke the nut loose. 

 

On other news I almost ran over a red squirrel a couple miles from my farm. It was kind of a shock because we never had them here before. Some people have tried over the years to import them because they think they're cool. I'm already having big fights with beavers and raccoons. I don't need more pesky rodents tearing into things. And yeah I know raccoons aren't rodents but they might as well be.

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On 5/16/2020 at 3:21 AM, Pingo said:

Sorry that hit you. I get that too, as does one of my kids, so my sympathies. 
 

Fortunately, nurses are skilled at dealing with it. As you say, juice boxes etc. 

 

My kid never minded shots, not from infancy on. Just, as with me, starting somewhere in adolescence their body decided all on its own that needles necessitated a sudden drop in blood pressure. Once we knew it was a possibility we learned to watch for the signs, to hydrate well beforehand, and to give the nurses a heads up that it was a possibility. I learned to pronounce vasovagal syncope, which has proved useful.

If your body makes a “pththththth!” noise when they poke you, you know you’ve turned into a balloon person.

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52 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

If your body makes a “pththththth!” noise when they poke you, you know you’ve turned into a balloon person.

Baymax?

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7 hours ago, Mad Jack said:

 Bah... 

 

   I got sucked into playing Dungeons & Dragons : Daggerdale, and wasted the entire afternoon/evening... :rolleyes:

I was just going to start a character and see what the gameplay was like, but, five hours later, the halfling wizard is almost two thirds of the way to third level.

It's supposed to be based on 4E, but the experience totals are much higher - took 10,000 xp to hit second level.

I'm not fond of the autotargeting - it's tough to switch targets if the AI has decided to ping something but you want to hit something else.

 

Huh, sounds interesting.  I always considered 4e to be the video game version of DnD.  Limited move set but every characters has WoW powers instead of differing levels of complexity.  I would imagine that version would work very well

 

6 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

My wife has been eagerly hoping that we'd get some hummingbirds here, and has had the feeders up for a week or two while watching every report of sightings (she's on some bird watching FB groups).

So this:


 

 

made her very happy this evening. ::D:

 

 

 

We actually have a few that hang out in the yard without feeders.  We should probably put one out.  Though it could be hazardous; I get the wirring buzz of a humming bird flyby at least once a year.  We have one little daredevil that likes to shoot through the lattice holes on one side of the porch...

 

3 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Good DnD game tonight. (thanks @Crowley).

 

We ended up clearing the collapsed tunnel we found two sessions ago.  It opened into a cave that turned to worked stone on the other end with a stairway up.  In the middle of the room/cavern was a stone sarcophagus, it's heavy lids covered with undisturbed dust.  Most of the rest of the party is instantly suspicious and wanted nothing to do with a big stone coffin.  My cleric Boris follower of Saint Gregory the Great, patron saint of adventuring and butt kicking for goodness, was unimpressed with their bravery and opened it to find....an empty space.  Upon closer inspection the bottom was actually covered with a couple of inches to a dark, loamy soil.  Everyone put two and two together and came up with vampire. 

 

Hey! Some of us helped once you got the cover off.  Being quite squishy means not standing right in front of the potential disaster, at least not if the character wants to keep breathing.  Morgana is the same level but 1/4 the go and 4x your A.C..

 

Tossing in someone else's challenge coin into the sarcophagus was a very elf move though...

 

3 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

 

We then went up the stairs, unbarred the door at the top and found a lit temple, dedicated to a dark god, and covered in runes of some sort of sealing magic.  This reminded a couple of the players who had been in this game for a several more year than I about a similar place where they released a Mummy Lord from imprisonment.   A Mummy Lord who was imprisoned by the "Vampire King".  They could have mentioned this prior to my act of vandalism.  Looks like I may have just gotten myself a nemesis!

 

Treaties with vampires never work out.  Just a matter of time before they decide to terminate the contract with extreme prejudice.

 

2 hours ago, Pegazus said:

Y'all ever done something so incredibly stupid it confuses you how you could be so dense?

 

Get this...

<SNIP>

I take the wrench off and turn it over so that when I push on it, the nuts LOOSEN rather than tighten.

 

It's hours later and I'm still confused how I could mess that up after getting three tires done correctly.

I had to laugh, I've been there too many times.  Just glad you got the nut off rather than shearing off the lug.  I've done that a time or three...

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