Out of the Blue

There's more playoff tackle football today, a perfect opportunity to settle in and hide from the cold snap around here. We do have a couple of errands to run, so that would seem to thwart that plan. But as I say, there's more crazy cold around here today, so while we're out and about I'll probably pick up some sort of portable heater to take off the edge.

Obituary: Regina King's son, musician Ian Alexander Jr., dead at 26.

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Jan 24, 2022, 03:29
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The Flying Penguin wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 14:49:
Another vote for X-Com 1. Great game, and pretty sure it's completely playable with only a mouse.

It is, as is 2
But I like Enemy Within more

Hell, on the easiest difficulty, Diablo 1 and 2 can be played entirely with the mouse (action RPG)
Xcom 1 or 2 (turn based tactics game)
Star trek Bridge Crew (Star Trek bridge simulator, supports vr and mouse/keyboard but I've played it without vr and just with the mouse and a few keyboard keys, but you never NEED two hands)
Golf with your friends (SP and MP mini golf game)
Fallout Shelter (free side view base management)
Dungeon Warfare (top down tower defense)
The secret of monkey Island (point and click adventure game that everyone should play)
Tracks (wooden train game, more akin to a digital toy)
Spore at least stage 1, 4 and 5 (a life evolution sim game, stage 2 is rough with just one hand but doable, stage 3 is doable but camera keys make it easier)
Evil Genius 1 (build an evil lair and fend off agents of good)

I would also add
Dungeon Keeper 1 (and probably 2) (evil dungeon simulator)
Dungeons 2 (dungeon Keeper RTS, but totally doable with one hand), Dungeons 3 is doable but harder than 2
Defense Grid 2 (tower defense game)

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Re: OotB: Brrrr
Jan 24, 2022, 02:54
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Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 00:12:
bigspender wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 00:06:
Or just eat vegan for like 3 weeks and you'll never have diabetes (T2) ever again.
I do think (although I'm open to evidence either way) a proper diet can help most people with type 2 diabetes. However, your statement seems just a bit overly optimistic... (unless I completely misunderstood and you were actually being sarcastic).

Being genuine, it's all on PCRM's website, studies, examples etc but also at two or three weeks, it's something easy to try as well (with your doc, because they will need to lower your insulin weekly) without any worry if losing or committing to something.

https://www.pcrm.org/health-topics/diabetes

(I can see why you might have thought it was sarcasm, my bad, I understand your skeptism)

My friend worked for Geicko when they did one of the studies there, he's a new person.
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Re: one handed games
Jan 23, 2022, 15:27
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I really appreciate it.
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Re: OotB: Brrrr
Jan 23, 2022, 14:49
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Jan 23, 2022, 14:49
 
Another vote for X-Com 1. Great game, and pretty sure it's completely playable with only a mouse.
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Re: Looking for game suggestions...
Jan 23, 2022, 14:21
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afka Rossini wrote on Jan 22, 2022, 17:57:
I recently smashed up my left wrist so I'm looking for PC games that can be played with just a mouse. I like civ 6, but I'm getting a little bored with it. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Yeah I can mirror Cutter's opinion in that if you like turn-based RPGs that requires just a mouse, I've been having a lot of fun with Expeditions: Rome. If you're looking for something cheaper, Expeditions: Conquistador can be had on Steam for $20 and Expeditions: Viking for $30.
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Jan 23, 2022, 12:40
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Cutter wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 12:17:
At least the Bengals game was entertaining.
Oh the Packers game was entertaining, just completely disappointing to you apparently.
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Jan 23, 2022, 12:37
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 12:07:
But it will give you a good idea what the tests look like.
I'm familiar with the test. For whatever reason (seems odd to me) my optometrist feels it is necessary to give me the test every time during my annual exams. I was also tested when entering the USAF.

Interesting to hear where it surfaces in everyday life for you. The driving signal lights was something I knew was an issue for color blind people. I think I'd probably take having color blindness over needing to wear glasses. Even though I've been wearing them since the 3rd grade and most of time I'm not conscious of their existence...
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Jan 23, 2022, 12:31
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 12:07:
Edit
That color blind test I linked above used to do a really good job of telling you what you had. But they've changed the test and now they want you to give them your email for the results. Not worth it. They want to sell color blind correction glasses.
But it will give you a good idea what the tests look like.
https://www.colorblindnesstest.org/
Note, these results assume you have a properly color balanced monitor that is good at representing colors. I could imagine some types of color blindness , those people would have their setup adjusted that is naturally better for them, but would nullify the test.

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Re: OotB: Brrrr
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JFC, the Packers choke in the playoffs yet again. Thank you Matt Fucking LaFleur & Brian Gutecunt for not getting Rodgers the support he needed for the last 2 years. I imagine he's now leaving Green Bay for sure. That was just fucking sad. While the Packers ST is dead last the 49ers ST is ranked 25th! And they won the fucking game for them!

At least the Bengals game was entertaining. Go Bills and Rams! I'd love to see a Rams v either one of those for the Superbowl.

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Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 11:12:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 10:51:
Without it the game is almost unplayable.
Didn't know/realize you had a color vision impairment. Just out of curiosity, how often would you say it causes you problems?
Driving (discovered while going to the doctor with my gf while in tech school. I had mentioned being color blind and the doctor wanted to show the nurse so they got out the color blind book test, you trace your finger over what you see. I saw a triangle when it was actually a three. I saw a circle when it was a square. Etc etc.
https://enchroma.com/pages/test
The doctor asked "Do you drive at night?" And I was like, uh yeah. That's when I started paying attention. I couldn't tell the difference between a red light a green light or a yellow light. And would always have to slow down to see what position they were in, also for blinking lights at intersections)

This Game

That one level in Q*bert that used similar colors to wordle.

Picking out paint.

Reading resistor color code off (another tech school find)

A while back blue linked a talk about designing for color blindness but I can't find it, very informative.

Edit
That color blind test I linked above used to do a really good job of telling you what you had. But they've changed the test and now they want you to give them your email for the results. Not worth it. They want to sell color blind correction glasses.
But it will give you a good idea what the tests look like.

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Re: OotB: Brrrr
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 10:51:
Without it the game is almost unplayable.
Didn't know/realize you had a color vision impairment. Just out of curiosity, how often would you say it causes you problems?
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Jan 23, 2022, 10:51
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1badmf wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 03:17:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 01:23:
This one had me tapping my toes.
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what do the red and blue squares mean?
Sorry, I didn't see that question.
What Mr. Tact said, it's the color blind setting under the gear menu.
Without it the game is almost unplayable.
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Jan 23, 2022, 10:36
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Not my best

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Jan 23, 2022, 10:24
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LOL -- OMG. Just saw that Green Bay only had 10 players on the field during the game winning FG. Probably doesn't really matter but definite statement on the entire game. The Packers just were not sufficiently prepared.
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WarPig wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 00:54:
I don't think I'll be very surprised with any outcome from here on out.
It would seem that much is obvious given the two teams with the best regular season records just lost at home, after a week of rest, to the lowest seeded teams from the wild card rounds.... But hey, don't feel bad, I expect all the sports talking heads to say basically the same thing this morning.
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Jan 23, 2022, 08:07
 
Red and blue is color blind mode. I had a similar result:

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Jan 23, 2022, 04:49
 
While you're swilling your dark souls cocktail be aware that a Dark Souls 3 exploit could let hackers take control of your computer
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 23, 2022, 01:23:
This one had me tapping my toes.
Wordle 218 4/6
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what do the red and blue squares mean?
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Re: Looking for game suggestions...
Jan 23, 2022, 02:08
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Jan 23, 2022, 02:08
 
afka Rossini wrote on Jan 22, 2022, 17:57:
I recently smashed up my left wrist so I'm looking for PC games that can be played with just a mouse. I like civ 6, but I'm getting a little bored with it. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
I think you can play the Galactic Civilization series one handed
Maybe Darkest Dungeon too
It's been a while since I played either so I'm not 100% sure.
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This one had me tapping my toes.
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