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Stormtroper

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Stormtroper
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  • * easy to make personal connections with other players Something I've learned from WoW is that, while it may seem contradictory, this is in opposition to ease of "playability"; the game won't stop you from just chatting with whoever, but when i…
  • I wonder how people manage to keep working on a project for months on, with no continuous source of motivation, only moved by the fact that after a long while it'll have been worthwhile (probably). After a couple weeks I just want to forget about it…
  • Yeah, he was the first one I personally knew who had the disease (assuming he really had it, that is). I fixed the hydropneumatic system. One of the contacts in the pressure switch had accumulated sulphated, after cleaning it up a bit with sandpape…
  • It really is. He wasn't that old, either. In vaguely related news, I spent the whole day looking into home repair stuff, maybe I should start being more hands-on about it, I don't think I can keep affording to get things repaired. I think it's time…
  • I'm stuck in the awkward position of having a complaint post in draft, that I shouldn't mention while skipping the relevant fact that a related person passed away recently. Should've mentioned it earlier. Relevant: our plumber passed away recently…
  • I don't remember anything about Asia or Africa (or Oceania but I wasn't expecting to). From the slave trade I distinctly remember the thing with aboriginal slaves being replaced with african slaves and how messed up it was that for the longest time…
  • I've begun reading it, but I can already tell that what I said earlier about our national consciousness isn't very relevant, lots of national symbols, ideas, etc. that are associated with us came much later but the concept of Venezuelan-ity as a dis…
  • That's how I understand it, but wasn't it the French who invented it during the revolution and we just copied it? Something like changing "united under our king" to "united under our Frenchness". Also, although AFAIK this isn't true of the rest of…
  • We learned a bit about that, but that's becuse it was relevant to our independence (it started with (ironically) royalists rebelling against the new French-imposed king of Spain, also the British helped us out to stick it to those paella-eaters, als…
  • We did, though I can't remember that much, national and world history were the classes I was worst at. I remember ancient Greece, medieval Europe, the Renaissance, precolumbine and colonial era Spanish America and the industrial revolutions. I remem…
  • I don't even remember learning about WWII in high school. We did study a bit of it at uni though, but the bulk of my knowledge about it probably comes from Wikipedia.
  • Maybe it's something besides a floppy disk? Those things were already getting dated by 2003. Also what's a Sharpedo doing in the background.
  • Flag of Norway I spent more time than I'd like to admit trying to see if you can go further with Iceland's. If only Cape Verde didn't have those stars... Also, both have Monaco, Luxemburg (unless we're being picky about shades) and Paraguay and…
  • If uh... things happen, then like... like... well it's bad. Indeed it'd be. Best of luck, wings! Also, it'd probably be a good idea to save some money.
  • I just realized that a cowgirl can mean a girl who is a cow, not just a girl cowboy. Anyhow, I think I'll keep this username for the time being. So, I'd say it's fine as long as you don't have problems with folks misunderstanding it as some sort …
  • As always, life's problems can be fixed by having more money. How feasible would it be to sell the older toys that you've already covered?
  • For some reason the "troper" part of my username is starting to bother me. If I had known we'd be doing the whole "we are not TV Tropes" thing I'd have chosen a different username, but by then I was used to it, until now that is. Hmmm, maybe it'll g…
  • Well... remember some time ago when I said my job is as a computer technician? Well, that's a half-truth, I've been kinda meaning to confess about what I left out. That's better left for a PM thread, though, whichever regular is interested in knowi…
  • It's kind of scary how apparently if you accidentally touch something whilst not grounded you can just like, completely ruin it (and get a static shock boo-boo too!). It's even scarier that you can fry it with a discharge small enough to not be …
  • Oh, I insist, 3D modeling is not as hard as it may seem, you or anybody else can pick it up in no time. Regardless, if you need someone to make those book covers, I believe I can do that. I haven't built a desktop PC from the ground up yet, only i…
  • Ahhh, I'm flattered. I don't really know how to work with electronics, tho, I've been meaning to learn how to but haven't gotten around to it. I learned a bit of theory at uni but that's about it. (Edit: it just ocurred to me that you may have mean…
  • That reminds me I haven't posted today the day that ended a bit ago. Speaking of DIY stuff, I kinda want to make an air conditioner, it's always bugged me that air conditioners are these mostly self-contained things and while there are good reasons…
  • [url="blob:null/13b8fdae-b448-4835-ac58-15bce0cdf1e2"]this weird face/expression/whatever[/url] It's broken. Also, from the inappropriate Playmobil stuff: Gnomes [...] send you stalkerish postcards from wherever they travel. I though…
  • Hidden Star in Four Seasons, AKA Touhou 16. Each of the four main character represents a season, so of course everybody's favourite ice fairy represents summer, thus she's tanned.
  • TIL "tanned Cirno" is a tag on safebooru. That's what the character is called in the actual game.
  • I'm old enough to remember the 90s Pokémon craze and backlash, which included a bit of stuff about how it's satanic. Also that was the reason there were no demons in MtG for like a whole decade (even after the hysteria had died down). On the plus s…
  • The color coding got messed up. And yeah, that's a good way to interpret it. I don't believe what's suggested but of course that's just me after processing all that and coming to terms with the info we get.
  • English society has decided that there aren't enough amplifiers in the language, so "inherently" will stop meaning "inseparably so by its own nature" and start meaning "very". See also: "by definition". I've always thought of the Illuminati NWO co…
  • You should change that attitude of yours or else Atua will punish you~ Yeh, I still think I'd have preferred a more conventional ending, an ending with more answers and less casting doubt about the previous ones, and that doesn't suggest that [ eve…
  • I just finished watching Johneawesome's let's play of the Danganronpa main games, the one that got me into the series in the first place. I thought I wasn't going to post about it again but I guess my obsession still hasn't died down. That means I…