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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 26, 2022, 09:40
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Re: OotB: Towelie! May 26, 2022, 09:40
May 26, 2022, 09:40
 
I love Fathom events. I also love Carpenter's The Thing. If I can overcome my post Covid crowd wariness, I'll go see it.

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Here in central Florida, hurricanes are relatively rare. They tend to hug the coast, and when they do turn inland they lose energy quickly. There are exceptions though, like 2005 (the crazy year of Katrina) when we had three hurricanes cross the center of the state. Very scary.

But I'll take hurricanes to tornado country, or earthquake country, or flooding country (we live in high part of the state - second tallest hill in these parts, and flooding is not an issue here) any day. You at least get a good week of warning with hurricanes. Yes, we do occasionally get tornados, but they are somewhat rare here (although a bad one passed just a half mile north of me in 2007 - very scary), and Florida tornados also don't stay on the ground very long unlike midwest ones. They don't usually cut huge swathes, but instead wreck one or two buildings then skip several miles and briefly touch down again.
- “The planet is fine. The people are fucked.” -George Carlin
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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 26, 2022, 05:46
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Re: OotB: Towelie! May 26, 2022, 05:46
May 26, 2022, 05:46
 
and btw strange new worlds ep. 3 was a damn fine hour, an old school space adventure for the ages. no politicking, just the good guys vs the bad guys for all the marbles, and an emotional roller coaster to boot.
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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 26, 2022, 01:28
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Re: OotB: Towelie! May 26, 2022, 01:28
May 26, 2022, 01:28
 
Orogogus wrote on May 25, 2022, 15:04:
In the US, hurricanes are pretty much just an East Coast thing.
AHEM.
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Re: Cheap gel film
May 26, 2022, 01:24
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Re: Cheap gel film May 26, 2022, 01:24
May 26, 2022, 01:24
 
Bodolza wrote on May 25, 2022, 14:08:
Looks like I can finally fulfill my dream of moving to the desert and starting a moisture farm. Anyone know where I can buy some droids?
Toshi Station. Don't forget to pick up some power converters while you are there.
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 25, 2022, 18:51
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Re: OotB: Towelie! May 25, 2022, 18:51
May 25, 2022, 18:51
 
yeah, not a thing. not one person here on the west coast has spent a single neuron being worried about hurricanes. we certainly don't prep for it like we do for quakes. if one hit here it would be a massive disaster.
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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 25, 2022, 18:50
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Re: OotB: Towelie! May 25, 2022, 18:50
May 25, 2022, 18:50
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 25, 2022, 18:34:
GaianElite wrote on May 25, 2022, 18:13:
How does one celebrate Geek Pride? Buy some new dice perhaps, maybe a towel to have some recreation outdoors DnD.
only dice you'll ever need https://store.foxtrot.com/collections/dice/products/jason-fox-lucky-d20
This is great, finally my luck will turn around!
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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 25, 2022, 18:34
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Re: OotB: Towelie! May 25, 2022, 18:34
May 25, 2022, 18:34
 
GaianElite wrote on May 25, 2022, 18:13:
How does one celebrate Geek Pride? Buy some new dice perhaps, maybe a towel to have some recreation outdoors DnD.
only dice you'll ever need https://store.foxtrot.com/collections/dice/products/jason-fox-lucky-d20
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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 25, 2022, 18:13
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Re: OotB: Towelie! May 25, 2022, 18:13
May 25, 2022, 18:13
 
How does one celebrate Geek Pride? Buy some new dice perhaps, maybe a towel to have some recreation outdoors DnD.
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Re: The Thing
May 25, 2022, 17:59
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Re: The Thing May 25, 2022, 17:59
May 25, 2022, 17:59
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 25, 2022, 17:20:
Acleacius wrote on May 25, 2022, 17:17:
RedEye9 wrote on May 25, 2022, 13:26:
Trae Crowder on the tragedy in Uvalde https://youtu.be/2Sywwx1oPx4
Thanks for the link, terrible tragedy.
God Bless Beto O'Rourke for interrupting the Uvalde school shooting news conference gop fund raising event to tell Gov. Abbott 'this is on you'. link
Beta had his best shot against Cruz the first time, he screwed himself running for President. This is more on Cruz, Cornyn, and the 48 other Republican senators who won't wake up and smell the ashes.

Obligatory #FuckAbbot , hotwheels should have let the tree hit him and split into a pine derby coffin.
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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 25, 2022, 17:56
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Re: OotB: Towelie! May 25, 2022, 17:56
May 25, 2022, 17:56
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 25, 2022, 16:59:
Orogogus wrote on May 25, 2022, 15:22:
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 25, 2022, 15:11:
Orogogus wrote on May 25, 2022, 15:04:
In the US, hurricanes are pretty much just an East Coast thing.

No, no they are very much not an "East Coast" thing. Katrina ring a bell? Harvey? The Gulf Coast gets slammed with hurricanes more frequently than the East Coast does.
Well, not West Coast then, or Arctic Coast or Lakes Coast.

Well, Arctic hurricanes are a thing, and the Great Lakes frequently get storms with hurricane-strength winds, about two to three times a year.

Oh, and San Diego did have a hurricane hit in 1913. So...want to try again?
My understanding is that the polar lows that hit the Arctic Coast are smaller than hurricanes, although I'm not an expert. Likewise the Great Lakes storms. San Diego has had one hurricane in recorded history, but it was in 1858, not 1913 -- a 164 year record is pretty good! I think 1913 was a historic Great Lakes storm.
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Re: The Thing
May 25, 2022, 17:20
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Re: The Thing May 25, 2022, 17:20
May 25, 2022, 17:20
 
Acleacius wrote on May 25, 2022, 17:17:
RedEye9 wrote on May 25, 2022, 13:26:
Trae Crowder on the tragedy in Uvalde https://youtu.be/2Sywwx1oPx4
Thanks for the link, terrible tragedy.
God Bless Beto O'Rourke for interrupting the Uvalde school shooting news conference gop fund raising event to tell Gov. Abbott 'this is on you'. link
- At this point, Windows is the OS equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome. -
Burrito of Peace
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Re: The Thing
May 25, 2022, 17:17
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Re: The Thing May 25, 2022, 17:17
May 25, 2022, 17:17
 
Bill Borre wrote on May 25, 2022, 12:28:
I wonder if the PC game could get re-licensed? I suppose it won't happen but then I never thought I'd see Wheel of Time on gog.
It's on the list at GOG too, did you sign it?

RedEye9 wrote on May 25, 2022, 13:26:
Trae Crowder on the tragedy in Uvalde https://youtu.be/2Sywwx1oPx4
Thanks for the link, terrible tragedy.
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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 25, 2022, 16:59
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Re: OotB: Towelie! May 25, 2022, 16:59
May 25, 2022, 16:59
 
<<double post>>
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.
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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 25, 2022, 16:59
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Re: OotB: Towelie! May 25, 2022, 16:59
May 25, 2022, 16:59
 
Orogogus wrote on May 25, 2022, 15:22:
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 25, 2022, 15:11:
Orogogus wrote on May 25, 2022, 15:04:
In the US, hurricanes are pretty much just an East Coast thing.

No, no they are very much not an "East Coast" thing. Katrina ring a bell? Harvey? The Gulf Coast gets slammed with hurricanes more frequently than the East Coast does.
Well, not West Coast then, or Arctic Coast or Lakes Coast.

Well, Arctic hurricanes are a thing, and the Great Lakes frequently get storms with hurricane-strength winds, about two to three times a year.

Oh, and San Diego did have a hurricane hit in 1913. So...want to try again?
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.
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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 25, 2022, 16:29
Kxmode
 
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Re: OotB: Towelie! May 25, 2022, 16:29
May 25, 2022, 16:29
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RedEye9 wrote on May 25, 2022, 16:04:
“According to Tyler’s 2011 autobiography, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?, for years he indulged in marijuana, OxyContin, heroin, methamphetamine, methadone, LSD, and especially cocaine, and he spent an estimated $6 million on drugs during his lifetime.”

No wonder he doesn’t look a day over 50. Thinking2
Or more realistically, he has enough money to afford the best care possible, which includes personal trainers for exercise and nutrition.
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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 25, 2022, 16:20
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Re: OotB: Towelie! May 25, 2022, 16:20
May 25, 2022, 16:20
 
I remember going to watch "the thing" at the cinema. It really disturbed me at the time and it took some time for me to watch it again, I think it was the dog scene that got me :-)
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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 25, 2022, 16:04
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May 25, 2022, 16:04
 
“According to Tyler’s 2011 autobiography, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?, for years he indulged in marijuana, OxyContin, heroin, methamphetamine, methadone, LSD, and especially cocaine, and he spent an estimated $6 million on drugs during his lifetime.”

No wonder he doesn’t look a day over 50. Thinking2
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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 25, 2022, 15:39
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Re: OotB: Towelie! May 25, 2022, 15:39
May 25, 2022, 15:39
 
RIP Mr. Vlasic

Hopefully Mr. Kosher and Mr. Dill are still alive and kicking.
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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 25, 2022, 15:22
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Re: OotB: Towelie! May 25, 2022, 15:22
May 25, 2022, 15:22
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 25, 2022, 15:11:
Orogogus wrote on May 25, 2022, 15:04:
In the US, hurricanes are pretty much just an East Coast thing.

No, no they are very much not an "East Coast" thing. Katrina ring a bell? Harvey? The Gulf Coast gets slammed with hurricanes more frequently than the East Coast does.
Well, not West Coast then, or Arctic Coast or Lakes Coast.
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Re: OotB: Towelie!
May 25, 2022, 15:20
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Re: OotB: Towelie! May 25, 2022, 15:20
May 25, 2022, 15:20
 
GaianElite wrote on May 25, 2022, 13:40:
Cutter wrote on May 25, 2022, 13:06:
GaianElite wrote on May 25, 2022, 12:57:
Hurrican prep starts now if you live in the Gulf Coastal area Raincloud
Stock up on non-perishables, water, filtration units, generators, wood, etc. Honestly, seeing as how people behave, might as well turn into a full-time prepper.

Or you can just move from hurricane land.
Sure, if they can find suitable work and community elsewhere. By comparison, hurricanes are a more survivable natural disaster than fires, earthquakes or tornadoes.

Unless you work on the ocean you only want to be there, as opposed to need to be there. I get the draw I just think it's stupid that people think insurance or FEMA should be available to them for a personal choice like that. At the very least they should constructing homes that make sense. Geodesic domes don't have flat walls to catch wind. Sure they can get damaged by flying debris but at least they'll never be blown away. And put them on stilts/raised platforms for god sake. I'll never understand how people live in flood zones yet elevated homes aren't a requirement.
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