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  1. Speaking of space rocks, a big one is coming our way! :shock:


    Although if you look at the projected date of the impact, we actually may be okay. :think:

    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"

  2. Sweet! This would be a huge benefit for repairing micrometeorite impacts.


    I wonder how fast it works?

    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."

  3. 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 was a lot of fun even though the big sessions tended to drag because of side chatter developing and players not paying attention to the action.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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