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  1. I used to know BASIC, Ada, Pascal, FORTRAN, COBOL, and had a little bit of C/C+ knowledge. That was about 20 years ago. Now . . . I do some work with DCL (Digital Command Language on OpenVMS) and *might* be able to get the gist of a COBOL program.
  2. Damage Per Second. It's an MMO term--basically, a character whose main function is to dish out as much consistent damage as possible.
  3. Here's one: http://www.space.com/26031-moonhouse-project-moon-art-installation.html
  4. It's not teh bunneh guarding a future bacon supply?
  5. That link now leads to this: "CNN PRODUCER NOTE NASA has confirmed via email that this story is false. A spokewoman for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory says that the largest object detected by NEOWISE measures 3 km in diameter and poses no risk to Earth. The iReport has been removed. - davidw, CNN iReport producer"
  6. The Tick . . . and he needed a chimney to throw at them.
  7. I'd settle for it to be incorporated into car windshields, myself. Having chips and cracks heal themselves instead of having to have the windshield replaced would be nice.
  8. If you're getting too old for people, is the double posting because senility is setting in?
  9. From the abstract of the paper: "Through the control of reaction kinetics and vascular delivery rate, we filled impacted regions that exceed 35 mm in diameter within 20 min and restored mechanical function within 3 hours. After restoration of impact damage, 62% of the total absorbed energy was recovered in comparison with that in initial impact tests."
  10. In college, I played in a big campaign--15 or 16 players at one time--where virtually all archetypes had multiple characters. It worked pretty well for us because it allowed us to split into squads without any glaring combat weaknesses. We often had multiple gaming sessions in a week with small teams, then one big session to bring everyone together. The characters' and players' personalities were varied enough to avoid serious out-of-combat overlaps most of the time. In the few cases where overlap developed, the characters went the friendly competition route. Overall, the campaign w
  11. Are you sure it wouldn't be prey there? After all, Australia . . .
  12. "Someone seems to want me to go to NYC. I'm going to Orlando."
  13. To give middle managers something to do?
  14. http://lyrics.wikia.com/Ray_Stevens:Teenage_Mutant_Kung_Fu_Chickens
  15. Yes, very much so. I especially find myself doing that while watching movies, sports, TV shows, etc. In college, three of us that gamed together watched the animated Transformers movie and described pretty much the whole thing in HERO terms. It was a lot of fun!
  16. Re: Longest Running Thread EVER My full-time job is with an IT company that used to pay on the 15th and the last day of every month, then switched to a straight every-other-Friday schedule. As far as I know, everyone there is salaried. I also work a part-time job that also pays every two weeks--on the Fridays in between my full-time paychecks. I think everyone there is hourly, but I'm not certain.
  17. Re: A Thread for Random Videos For some reason, I have visions of the Muppets in my head while I'm listening to the JibJab video.
  18. Re: A Thread for Random Musings New baby smell.
  19. Re: [New Product] Champions Complete Really? You want to try raiding a place of business run by a man who shot a book just to see if it would stop the bullet? Your funeral. :-)
  20. Re: A Game Of Questions Did you forget the rules of the game or did you simply choose not to play this time?
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