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23 May 2024
  • The beaten off path

  • GURPS Fantasy First Edition Session One - article by Jeffro’s Space Gaming Blog
  • GURPS is pretty rule heavy when it comes to combat, but it only took us a few sessions to nail down about 95% of it. The was 3e.

  • What was your most intense "game" experience ?
  • We were playing a GURPS multiverse game on Halloween night. All of us had been captured and were in the gallows about to be executed by the enemy with no way out. One by one, we got hung, and we all ended up dead. We were just sitting there, quiet and in shock, not really sure what the hell our GM was thinking.

    Then he said that we all woke up. We neglected to account for the fact that we were in a technologically advanced enough world that had the capability of resuscitating us even after we were dead for several minutes.

  • The Best RPG Cover of all Time
  • Loved the artwork in V&V! Also Gamma World.

  • This is a robbery
  • If you want to be financially independent, stop buying avocado toast. Use the avocado to hold up a bank instead.

  • "Thought-Terminating Cliches"
  • Can't stop thinking about thought terminating cliches? Sounds like you need a thought terminating cliche!

  • "Hold your spoon properly!"
  • This is amazing. Lol

  • "I sense great antici... pation"
  • This is beautiful.

  • Riker submits for your approval
  • Her goatee would tickle!

  • How would you approach these goals?
  • A little late to respond to this, but a few things:

    Track your protein intake. Likely you're getting in more than 30 unless you're just actively avoiding protein. Once you know how much you're taking in, shoot to increase your intake by a bit each week. Protein powder can help a lot with this, but if your goal is to lose fat then you're better off increasing protein from whole food sources at first (these will keep you fuller for longer).

    As I mentioned above, increasing your protein intake will help you lose weight because you'll feel fuller and more satisfied after meals. You'll need to take in less calories than you burn, so you'll need to find a way to this that you can stick with. The #1 determiner of success is adherence - find something that you can stick with long term. I like to track my calories and protein, but other people like to eat low carb, low fat, mindfully eat, intermittently fast, etc. Sometimes it can take time to figure out what works for you, and it may take some experiementation to determine the approach that fits you best.

    As for 10g of salt, I'm not sure why this is a goal of yours, but I'd 100% discuss this with your doctor before doing this. I'm assuming this might be because of some sort of underlying condition, but for most people that is a ton of salt to be taking in each day.

    If you want to start weighing your food, buy yourself a kitchen scale and weigh it in a bowl. I weigh it cooked (there is a difference in weight between raw vs cooked). There are apps that can help out with figuring out how many grams of protein are in X amount of a food, but you can also just Google it. Alternatively, a palm sized portion of a lean cooked protein source (chicken breast, lean beef, etc) is usually about 25g of protein, so that might be an easier thing for you to do.

    Caloric intake will be the #1 determiner of fat loss. Activity in the form of exercise will help, but not as much as cutting back on calories - focus on food intake first. Exercise is great for you, though - I would look at exercise as a way to improve your health vs as a way to burn more calories.

  • Don't give up
  • This didn't let me down.

  • What is a sample size?
  • Studies show that 1 in 4 people will ascend, but this condition may not last.

  • The Internet is weird
  • So if someone was fingerblasting Frodo with the ring on, and then someone cut their finger off mid fingerblast, you're saying that only the finger would turn invisible, and not Frodo? Even if it's in his butt?

  • Wild strawberry season is here!
  • I'm jealous, those look so good! We have the annoying ones here that taste like nothing. I think they're called wood strawberries or something like that.

  • I just love pain
  • Yes. Tuesday is the superior day.

    You've gotten over the jarring shock of Monday, and nothing is happening in your life on a Tuesday night after COB.

  • I am taking Stick
  • I'd take the stick, but when my enjoyment of the stick inevitably ends when it falls apart I'd think back to that sweet rock.

  • Teefs
  • Yes, she loves cuddles!

  • Teefs
  • She's 75% Staffordshire Pitty and 25% everything else (except for Lab).

  • Is it possible to teach without a degree in the field your want to teach?

    I think that teaching classes would be interesting. I have a lot of industry experience, but I never actually got a degree in the field I work in, and I don't have any sort of degree that deals with teaching. Is it possible to get a job as a teacher without those?

    Edit: I'm in the US specifically looking at teaching college courses, but K-12 could be interesting, too.

    What is everyone growing this year?

    This year I'm growing chiltepin, habanero, pablano, gochugary, and Thai.

    The chiltepins are tiny but I really love them. I'm hoping to get enough this year to pickle a small batch.

    Spruce tips taste like nothing?

    Got some spruce tips, but they basically have no flavor. Am I picking at the wrong time? Or maybe it's just a bland tree?

    How would the BBEG act in this particular situation?

    Current scenario: BBEG is being dogpiled by 8 PCs, has a Wish spell, and is an insane genius.

    How would the BBEG utilize her Wish?

    *edit - and what actual effect would it have?

    Fig tree from a cutting

    My fig tree is putting out figs! I grew this tree from a cutting that a neighbor let me take from her tree. Here's what the figs look like when ripe:


    What show are you re-watching?

    I'm re-watching The Magicians with my wife, since she's never seen it. It's been long enough since I watched it last that I don't remember a lot of things that happened, so there's a lot of "I forgot got that!" moments for me, which is fun.

    Ice cream bread This Retro 2-Ingredient Dessert Is the Easiest Thing You’ll Bake This Year

    Vintage recipes are having quite the moment on social media, and this two-ingredient ice cream bread is no exception. It truly puts the "quick" in quick bread.

    This Retro 2-Ingredient Dessert Is the Easiest Thing You’ll Bake This Year

    Cake made with two ingredients - melted ice cream and self rising flour.

    My ramps came back!

    I honestly thought I had killed them last year, but here they are, popping up. There were several more that I planted under a fig tree in my yard.

    Brazilian Lemonade Brazilian Lemonade Recipe

    Brazilian lemonade is so refreshing and perfect to cool off a hot summer day! So easy to make, ready in just about 5 minutes and uses just 2 ingredients.

    Brazilian Lemonade Recipe

    Here in the states we'd call this limeade. I made this tonight, and it was very good. I used sweetened condensed coconut milk (dairy allergy) and ended up doubling the amount because it was too tart for me with the amount given in the recipe. Your mileage may vary.

    Esthetically speaking, CUVs are an abomination

    Strictly based on looks, CUVs are ugly, and yet I see so many of them. I don't get why people like how they look or why this body style is so popular.

    Edit: CUV = Crossover Utility Vehcile

    Not seeing scaled sort on

    I see that others have successfully used scaled sort in Boost on, but I still don't see it, and I'm on the beta with the latest installed.


    [Feature Request] Moderation - Ban time

    It would be great if we can get a option to adjust the amount of time someone is banned for when we ban them. Right now I believe it is set to permaban.

    Rabbit with Axe, silkscreen print on paper

    Sorry for the slight glare from the glass. I didn't want to take it out of the frame to snap the pic.

    TheGiantKorean The Giant Korean

    Some say that giant Koreans don't exist.



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