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I want to give you large handfuls of monies in exchange for the aforementioned audiobooks right now please and thank you. Please to be pointing me in the direction of where I can do this RIGHT NOW OH GOD I WANT THEM NOW?
Toggle Commented May 9, 2012 on "you are hearing me talk" at WWdN: In Exile
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I dare anyone who read Just a Geek not to tear up at that, even just a little bit.
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I now have the song "Laika" by Moxy Fruvous stuck in my head. Thanks, Wil... no wait, really thanks! It's a great song. Do you know it? If not, you'd probably really like it. It's... delightfully off-beat. In fact, check out the whole Bargainville album. It's aged remarkably well. I still think that "Gulf War Song" is just as poignant and applicable as when it was written (about the first Gulf War). And if you need more incentive, there's an awesome version of the Spiderman theme song, too!
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I think I need a browser add-on to automatically append that URL to the end of all my tweets.
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on Your move, Fan Fiction Writers at WWdN: In Exile
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I think it came out earlier this year or last year. It was a similarly loving send-up of the 60's series. Uh, with sex.
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on Your move, Fan Fiction Writers at WWdN: In Exile
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I suspect there will be a lot of "Down Under" in this film. If you take my meaning.
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on Your move, Fan Fiction Writers at WWdN: In Exile
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I was just looking at some of the behind the scenes pics from the filming, and the amount of loving detail put into this production is incredible, right down to the model of the Stargazer in the conference room! IIRC, the BATMAN XXX DVD had a "no sex" option for those who just wanted to watch the story. I hope this has something similar. Yes, I am wishing for a no sex option on a porn film. Yes, I turned in my man card yesterday, thankyouverymuch.
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on Your move, Fan Fiction Writers at WWdN: In Exile
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Pick me! Pick me! *waves cash... or, uh... a PayPal address?*
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I'm beginning to wonder if I'm the only person in the world who actually finds Sara Gilbert attractive...
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I came here to ask something pretty similar. The first time I saw BBT, I found Sheldon's character to be, well, a fairly offensive stereotype. Then I realized that if I think of him as autistic, the protrayal is almost perfect. Do the writers actually consider Sheldon to be autistic? Have they actually done any research on this?
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"On this episode"? Is that a spoiler? :D
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2010 on in which wil is live at seven at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm no expert, but I think the z-machine uses an opcode-based assembly language inside the VM. I believe you may be thinking of Lists and Lists by Andrew Plotkin (who is awesome), a simplified LISP implementation written to run inside the z-machine. It's a pretty nifty little trick. :)
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2010 on never forget your roots at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh right, contact info.
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2010 on never forget your roots at WWdN: In Exile
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Hey Wil, I don't know if this was your idea or Rojas', but the little "2HB" on the pencil is an awesome detail. I don't know why, exactly, but seeing that tiny graphite designation really hit me with a wave of nostalgia. I guess it really is the little things that matter. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go find some graph paper.
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2010 on never forget your roots at WWdN: In Exile
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Dude, no need to that. If you have the HHGTTG disks, look for a file on them that ends with a .z5 or .dat extention. You can then use Windows Frotz (for Windows), Zoom (for Mac) or Gargoyle (for Linux) to run the file. There are other interpreters available, but those are probably the most popular and full-featured. [geek] Infocom were really way ahead of their time. Instead of writing code for each microprocessor variant out there, they came up with the idea of using a virtual machine. All they had to do was create a VM runtime for each system, which could then interpret the same .z* file. No recoding/recompiling for every system, just like Java would do years later. The awesome upshot to this is that people can also write new interpreters for the z-code format for modern OSes--and other devices like smartphones! You can even use Inform to write your own games for the z-machine (as it's called) or the Glulx VM, which is a newer extention. In fact, if your kid really likes the text adventure format, Inform is a great way to learn some programming concepts, and is really easy to use: Inform 7 (the newest version) uses a "natural language" syntax that's easy and great for kids. [/geek] If you can't find (or read) your original disks to extract the z-code file, there are a *ahem* TORRENT of places on the internet where you can find, er, backup copies. Or, alternatively, let me know if you're really having trouble and I can help you out. :)
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2010 on never forget your roots at WWdN: In Exile
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All you really need is the "standard set" of dice: one of each type (except for an extra d10 numbered by tens for percentile rolls). Depending on your class, you may want extras of whatever your damage dice are. That way if you have to roll, say, 3d6 of damage, you can roll all three at once instead of rolling one die 3 times. But really, that's optional. As for where to get them, I recommend RPGShop.com. They've never steered me wrong. Not only do they have basic cheap dice, but they have them in a variety of colors. They also have yer fancy shmancy dices for once that habit hooks itself into your veins--I mean, in case you decide you want them. Hope that helps!
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All you really need is the "standard set" of dice: one of each type (except for an extra d10 numbered by tens for percentile rolls). Depending on your class, you may want extras of whatever your damage dice are. That way if you have to roll, say, 3d6 of damage, you can roll all three at once instead of rolling one die 3 times. But really, that's optional. As for where to get them, I recommend RPGShop.com. They've never steered me wrong. Not only do they have basic cheap dice, but they have them in a variety of colors. They also have yer fancy shmancy dices for once that habit hooks itself into your veins--I mean, in case you decide you want them. Hope that helps!
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I love how they start out saying "It's true!" Like there's some chance that everyone has just been lying to us the whole time about this D&D podcast thing just to jerk us around. 'Cause you guys would never do that, right? Right? .... right?
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