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Zeropoint last won the day on November 19 2015

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    Cold Weather Survival - Vehicle

    This is great advice that I hadn't previously heard of thought of! For the record, snow has an insulation value about that of wood . . . not very good insulation, but when you have snow, you often have a lot of it. A foot of snow has about the same insulation value as a typical house wall with fiberglass insulation. It's never going to be much warmer than freezing in your snow cave, but with multiple people inside, it should be easy to keep it there.
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    How do you draw an X?

    According to some college instructors I've had, you do it by drawing the upper left and lower left legs as one stroke, and the upper right and lower right legs as another stroke. The strokes should be curved rather than angular, and need not touch.
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    "Neat" Pictures

    That IS neat. She'd make a cool superhero or anti-villain.
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    Anyone ever use HERO to make a skirmish game?

    Savage Worlds as it currently exists evolved directly from the rules for Deadlands: Rail Wars, and still works great as a miniatures-based combat game, or so I hear. I haven't actually tried it. They've also got a version of the rules specifically for minis combat on their site; look for "Showdown" under the Savage Worlds products. Having said that, you could certainly use Hero for skirmish combat! Just use the normal rules and don't worry about any skills, perks, or complications that won't apply in combat. You'll have a very detailed skirmish game that might be a bit slow-playing, but all the rules you need are already there in the core Hero books. If you try this, please report back with your results; I'd love to hear how it went!
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    code question

    Hmm, not necessarily. A villain could have respect for the law as a force greater than themselves, or as a tool to be manipulated, without having any of those three virtues.
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    China Lands Rover On The Moon

    As far as I'm concerned, national borders only go up to the Karman Line. Beyond that, we're all just Terrans.
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    Cool Guns for your Games

    Get the suppressors to make a "pew!" sound and I'll start buying tracer ammo in bulk.
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    Cool Guns for your Games

    I'd love to have a Mateba like Togusa uses in Ghost in the Shell Or a bottom-firing revolver like Vash "The Stampede" uses.
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    More space news!

    I find it just a little bit frightening that black hole collisions are so frequent.
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    "Neat" Pictures

    The way they're leaning forward makes those flamingos look really miserable.
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    In other news...

    Neolithic serial killer. Calling it now.
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    Funny pics

    Well, you've also got the man saying things like "how could you do this to me?" and "what's the sense in hurting my pride?", which . . . don't make it sound like he's seeing her as a person with her own agency.
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    More space news!

    Great, before long there's just going to be one big black hole with a monopoly, and then the price gouging starts.
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    I'm thinking about buying a plinker

    I've got a Ruger target pistol (Mark II Government) and I like it quite a bit. It's very accurate, and easy to shoot accurately. It's also (being a Ruger) very reliable, although its tight tolerances combined with the low-energy and dirty nature of .22 ammo make it sensitive to fouling. Unfortunately, it's a little bit complicated to field strip and reassemble, so cleaning it is more work than I'd like. The Mark IV has fixed that problem, though. I think you'd be quite happy with one.