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C'mon Wheaton, let the cat out of the bag!
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Sounds more like a great episode of The Big Bang Theory. Tell Prady.
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2010 on the frozen pretzel conundrum at WWdN: In Exile
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My favorite rules lawyer story involves Star Fleet Battles, one of the ultimate rules-lawyering games ever. In the early 1980's some friends and I joined a local playtest group for SFB that was actually sanctioned by the publisher, ADB. One weekend we're testing a starbase assault scenario. My buddy the Gorn, affectionately known as Lizard Lips, is tearing across the board at a speed of about 24 and the Kzinti drop a pantload of fast drones (speed 32) targeting him. His only chance to avoid destruction by the tracking weapons is to drop a "wild weasel" shuttlecraft to act as a red herring and draw all the missiles to it. The problem was that the rules only allow that to work if you're moving slower than speed 6. There was the possibility of emergency deceleration, but then you're dead in space and can't get up to speed before more missiles speed over and ruin your day. What to do? Easy, the rules for tractor beams state that the speed of a vessel tractored by a starbase is zero. So he used his tractor beam to snag the base, slowing his vessel to zero, deploying the WW then releasing the tractor to accelerate to full speed instantaneously. The next published version of the rules fixed the tractor beam rules to prevent the infamous Gorn E-Decel Maneuver.
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You're right about the corporate firewall not caring about whether the content is actually SFW or not. The word "Suicide" in the name causes a red flag, so no reading at work.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2008 on The Geek in Review Returns! at WWdN: In Exile
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You're right about the corporate firewall not caring about whether the content is actually SFW or not. The word "Suicide" in the name causes a red flag, so no reading at work.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2008 on The Geek in Review Returns! at WWdN: In Exile
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You're welcome, Wil. I served in peacetime, but my son is currently enlisted in the Army and likely to head to Iraq soon. And thank you for excercising the freedoms my son and I served to protect. US Army, 1985-1989
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You're welcome, Wil. I served in peacetime, but my son is currently enlisted in the Army and likely to head to Iraq soon. And thank you for excercising the freedoms my son and I served to protect. US Army, 1985-1989
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I can't believe I had to sign up for a TypePad account just to say how much I loved the pumpkin pi.
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2008 on life's no fun without a good scare at WWdN: In Exile
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I can't believe I had to sign up for a TypePad account just to say how much I loved the pumpkin pi.
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2008 on life's no fun without a good scare at WWdN: In Exile
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