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Me, a supposedly responsible adult: I will go to bed by 01:00 so that I'm able to do things early enough in the morning. 

 

Also me: Die evil digital bad guys, face the wrath of the miiiighty Sniper! ...Or feel the wrath of my coloured gems as I steadily get further in this game!  (first one was Sniper Elite 4, second was Gemcraft: Chasing Shadows) 

 

There were also movies and anime involved too, because that's why you get multiple monitors in the first place, right?  One to game in, one for Netflix or YouTube, and the third for your instant messenger clients, right? ::P::devil:

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1 hour ago, sumbloke said:

Oh, and I got my first COVID jab this afternoon. No adverse reaction yet...

By now you probably already know that it's not the first one we have to worry about.

 

But welcome to the Stabbies' club.

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On 7/24/2021 at 7:56 PM, Chaoswolf said:

He has you trained well.::P:

 

The embarrassing thing is that he has my old Fire, but prefers mine because it's bigger! So spoiled!

 

On 7/24/2021 at 9:37 PM, kitchen_wolf said:

 

We use the telly, but we have Deerfield Beach, Sapsucker Woods, and Allen Birdcam in regular rotation.  The latter is in South Africa and makes a pretty good nightlight for the kitten room.

 

The underwater stream of Deerfield pier is actually his favorite! He doesn't like the black and white night vision though, which leads to some interesting moments. Have you ever tried to explain time differences to a cat? ::o:

 

We did try those other two feeds on the tv, but the cats kept on trying to retrieve the birds from the screen, so we just stick to the tablets now as it's a lot safer! They are currently enjoying the Olympics, with dressage and gymnastics being the current favourites. Yes, they're spoiled, but it keeps them away from my painting desk for a wee while, so I consider it a win.

 

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What Happened Wednesday for July 28th:

  • 1866 – At the age of 18, Lavinia Ellen "Vinnie" Ream became the first and youngest female artist to receive a commission from the United States government for a statue (of Abraham Lincoln).

  • 1939 – The Sutton Hoo helmet, an ornately decorated Anglo-Saxon helmet buried around 625 AD, was discovered while excavating the Sutton Hoo ship burial.

  • 2001 – Australian Ian Thorpe became the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championship meeting.

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Woke up way too early today. It is our anniversary. We'd had plans to go out to dinner yesterday but Husband ended up taking Sibling to the ER. Afaik they are okay. I get my migraine shot today so we'll probably go out tomorrow or next week.

 

Our Bones V shipment should be here today. I plan on inventorying as much as I can but I can't find a reference anywhere of what was in the Brinewind Extras pack. Anyone know or have one?

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19 minutes ago, SparrowMarie said:

Our Bones V shipment should be here today. I plan on inventorying as much as I can but I can't find a reference anywhere of what was in the Brinewind Extras pack. Anyone know or have one?

Check page 19 or 20 of the Bones 5 info thread in the KS forum for some. I don't remember if the Brinewind extras pack was on it for certain, but I think it was. 

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On 7/26/2021 at 3:25 PM, Cranky Dog said:

At least their grammar is better than most.

 

Many messages look like they went through several lazy iterations of Google-Translate.

 

from what i have seen and read, many scammers intentionally put in mis-spellings and typos and poor grammar because they are trying to target the lower end of the education spectrum.  Scamming is a whole lot more profitable and less painful when your marks dont have the skills to track you down!

 

On 7/26/2021 at 6:44 PM, Chaoswolf said:

I particularly enjoy the scammers that tell me that 'local law enforcement has been notified and are coming to you arrest you'.

Yeah, no. That's not how that works.

 

Last time i got one of these live, it was all sorts of fun!  they called saying i had a warrant in New York, so I thanked them profusely for letting me know.  During the thanking i let them know what a brave thing they were doing;  not everyone wants to aid and abet a serial killer and most of those are not willing to share their address...  So, when do you expect to be home? *Click*

 

I don't have the time to torment these jokers that often but I made time for this one.!

 

If one has time, my favorite scam the scammer routine was to wait until you get a live connection and then demand a credit card for your review of their presentation.  $10 a minute works well.  tell them the charges started when you picked up the phone and then continually insist for a credit card.  It usually flusters the heck out of them!

 

On 7/27/2021 at 1:08 AM, TheAuldGrump said:

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The Auld Grump

 

so is this 'Bast in a box'? or a god trap? 

 

 

5 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Me, a supposedly responsible adult: I will go to bed by 01:00 so that I'm able to do things early enough in the morning. 

 

Also me: Die evil digital bad guys, face the wrath of the miiiighty Sniper! ...Or feel the wrath of my coloured gems as I steadily get further in this game!  (first one was Sniper Elite 4, second was Gemcraft: Chasing Shadows) 

 

There were also movies and anime involved too, because that's why you get multiple monitors in the first place, right?  One to game in, one for Netflix or YouTube, and the third for your instant messenger clients, right? ::P::devil:

 

responsible adult phooey!  I finally broke down and bought the latest Sub-Nautica Below Zero and i really havent done much else for the last 3 days.  when i sat down at the computer at 5pm, it was not my intention to be there until 2am....  If that game ever comes to VR, you may as well just put me in a haptic pod and throw away the key!  

 

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This picture is very special to me. It was taken a few evenings ago when I managed to shuffle around our local park for the first time in 6 weeks. Admittedly, I was shadowed by my housemate, I was using a pair of hiking poles to keep myself steady and it took me a day to recover from the physical stress of it, but I'm counting it as a win and one of the first steps on my recovery. Stay safe everyone.

 

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15 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

If one has time, my favorite scam the scammer routine was to wait until you get a live connection and then demand a credit card for your review of their presentation.  $10 a minute works well.  tell them the charges started when you picked up the phone and then continually insist for a credit card.  It usually flusters the heck out of them!

You're right, it flusters them - I had forgotten that at one point I was getting tons of "Windows Tech Support" scam calls. I got one call where I misunderstood what he said at first, and thought it was one of my customers calling for support, so I asked him for his site name and how he would be paying.  I then realized he was a scammer, but kept up with the routine of asking for a credit card before I would continue the service call.  I got transferred to his "supervisor" who realized I was messing with them, got mad and hung up.   After that, anytime I'd get one of those calls, I'd ask for the credit card, and they'd hang up immediately.   Haven't gotten one of those types in years, though, and I never thought about using the credit card ploy on other types of scam calls. 

 

 

20 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

responsible adult phooey!  I finally broke down and bought the latest Sub-Nautica Below Zero and i really havent done much else for the last 3 days.  when i sat down at the computer at 5pm, it was not my intention to be there until 2am....  

This is precisely why I don't play computer games much any more. 

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12 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

 

I, uhm, seem to have misplaced my wife....

 

And this is playing on her computer.

 

Also missing are a pile of Pathfinder and Eberron books.

 

It's fun listening to her singing along with an instrumental piece. ::P:

 

The Auld Grump - last time she was working on Eberron, it was zither music.

Not just Gunn, we have a LOT of Mancini.

 

Mancini is a food fit for.Eberron. ::):

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