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Pattern Ghost

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  1. She's such a bad actress, it'd probably be pretty easy to tell if she's lying by watching an interview.
  2. Space is big. They may have taken time to sense the first snap, and who knows the travel time?
  3. Nichelle Nichols for her real life contributions to diverse recruiting for NASA. Sadly, she has dementia.
  4. What could possibly go wrong?
  5. I had a nurse show me how to solve this by positioning the mask one time, but I still only hit that sweet spot some of the time. Also, getting that nose area of the seal tight. I pre-bend the nose metal bendy bit (technical term) before I put on the mask, so it's kind of rounded and nose-shaped on the bend, and the bend is centered. That seems to help. So, my advice is: Find a nurse that wears glasses and have her show you how to avoid the fog.
  6. Mayo, mild cheese that melts well (maybe provolone or Swiss), sauteed onions (caramelized) and mushrooms.
  7. Found more Pluto drama. https://news.yahoo.com/why-universe-annoyed-astronomer-pushing-035731102.html
  8. He looks like he's about to have some kind of mental breakdown in that pic too. Some folks just have crazy face. Not judging, mind you. Poor guy's just not photogenic. Heck no. You know they didn't go looking for a flattering pic for their article. Common tactic. I apologize if you thought I thought otherwise. I was just having a bit of fun.
  9. I can tell you how the certifications play out a my hospital, at least. An EMT certification will let you be an ED Tech while a CNA will not. ED (Emergency Department) Techs make considerably more than CNAs and have more opportunities to get additional qualifications (drawing blood, running EKGs, etc.) to further boost their pay. An experienced tech can make more than a newbie nurse. However, ambulance medics (another opportunity for the EMT basic) don't get paid very well at all. Probably somewhere between the CNA and the tech. These are among the lowest barrier to entry direct patient care positions available. Most of our ED Techs are bright young folk who are accumulating clinical hours to help get into nursing school or PA school. Most our CNAs . . . not so much. =================================/ Reply dividing line/========================================== I'm just going to focus on this part. I'm glad she's doing well.
  10. Google search reveals: That's the most sane-looking picture of that guy available.
  11. Shang-Chi would probably turn Caine into a fine mist with the first hit, so probably not a good idea.
  12. I think one big issue with representation of armor in RPGs is that Grandpa D&D took a kitchen sink approach to everything, including mixing armor types from different time periods, coupled with either a lack of understanding of historic armor types, or a deliberate genericizing of same. So, I think it's entirely appropriate to limit available armor and weapon types in your campaign if you're going for a more realistic or low fantasy setting. Something along the lines of progression of armor types: Clothing -> Quilted Linen Gambeson -> Brigandine coat over Gambeson -> Mail Hauberk or Shirt over Gambeson That would give: Clothing: Best movement, some small amount of normal PD and no resistant PD. Gambeson: Good movement, more normal PD with small amount of resistant PD. Brigandine: Poor movement, Gambeson defenses plus additional resistant PD. Mail: Medium movment, Gambeson defenses plus additional resistant PD, but only slightly higher than Brigandine So, setting aside that by default Hero makes the distinction only between blunt and slashing/piercing combined rather than all three, we've not got movement penalties to consider. Probably imposing small DCV penalties would be a simple solution to imposing a restriction on movement. You could also add in increasing LTE costs if using that option. Or you could just do the kitchen sink thing with D&Desque armor types and call it a day. Much simpler that way.
  13. There's certainly been a lot of goalpost moving with the CDC guidelines since the beginning. Sure doesn't seem to be helping with compliance.
  14. It says "during the Afghan war," on the site. Doesn't say that the chart shows only expenses tied directly to Afghanistan. Still, I wonder what else that money could buy. One estimate of the cost of total student loan forgiveness is 1.6 trillion dollars, so you'd still have some pocket change left over for other stuff too, like infrastructure.
  15. Since the vast majority of hospitalized COVID patients haven't been vaccinated, I see this as a moot point. Here's the actual memo text:
  16. Meh, Carano's a bit dumb and caught up in the current group think climate, but doesn't seem hateful. I can see people getting offended by the beep/bop/boop remark, because people misusing pronouns can be very upsetting, and plenty of people do it on purpose, just to be hurtful little shites. She did post later that Pedro Pascal (who has a trans sister) explained the issue to her, and that she hadn't understood it. So, I think this is more just annoyance at the trend than malice. I can also understand folks not willing to give her that benefit of the doubt. The Nazi analogy was way off base and hyperbolic, but still just a dumb person repeating crap her party is spewing out all the time. At the end of the day, she was warned, multiple times, and was stupid and stubborn enough to bring her politics to work (and being a celebrity, her employer has a reasonable concern about what she puts out on her social media), and got canned. They didn't just fire her over one thing, she was warned multiple times. Also, based on acting ability, not a huge loss to the series. I'll miss Baby Yoda more. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the zone between two unrelated posts that the forum wants to perversely mash together. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What was the premise?
  17. Like I said, comics have never let consistency tie them down, and it was especially true the further you go back.
  18. True, but he sunk a submarine with a punch in one panel, then couldn't get out of some ropes in a following panel. He deflects a shell with his forearm on the cover splash panel, but gets taken out by a hammer dropped on his head later. That's just inconsistency. And that's not something we're going to find any comics from that era letting get in the way of their fun.
  19. He had some dolphins haul him to some coral, which he used to cut the ropes.
  20. Wut? You need to go read his first appearance in More Fun Comics #73. "Cover" art: He's deflecting a large shell with his forearm. Page 5: He punches a deep dent in a sub with the caption: "REACHING THE SUBMARINE, AQUAMAN LUNGES A POWERFUL BLOW AT THE VESSEL'S HAUL -- AND THE METAL PLATES BUCKLE AND SNAP UNDER THE TERRIFIC IMPACT!" The sub is shown sinking in the next panel. From one punch. Page 6: A Nazi drops a sledge hammer on his head, and he's knocked out. So, he's no Superman. He's then tied up and weighted down, then tossed in the ocean. He then enlists the aid of sea critters to get untied. Really, kind of an inconsistent strength level in the story, probably because they wanted something for the sea critters to do. But he's still abnormally strong from the get-go.
  21. I was referring to the romance vs. lemonade remark.
  22. That's fair. Hopefully, you can still find the types of graphical stories you want to read. But that's not a limit the genre as a whole should accept.
  23. Given all the Batman and Robin gay jokes over the years, picking a Robin to come out as bi seems a little tone deaf. The big question for me is whether the change comes with good storytelling or is just tacked on for wokeness brownie points. If there's a good story to be told, then it's fine IMO. If it doesn't add anything to the story, then no point in introducing it IMO.
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