phaton
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phaton
Sep 7
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May I suggest the “exciting” world of seed saving. It’s as easy as it sounds, instead of buying new seeds every year save seeds from this years plants and grow more plants next year. In all seriousness though, if you are growing the same varieties every year it can be a way to avoid having to find a new supplier. Plus Read more

Jul 26
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Between Steam always wanting to update everything and my shitty rural Canadian internet speeds I really need to plan out a few days in advance when I want to play something I already own let alone download something new.

Apr 17
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If I may, I’d like to throw out another suggestion for pen pals: friends you don’t get to see or talk to much. As part of a scheme to help fight my writers block (ten years and counting!), I’ve started writing a monthly letter to one of my friends who lives on the opposite side of the country. Its a nice way to keep Read more

Apr 17
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I’m not saying it isn’t Stalkers but the tour guilds proof seems to be, we don’t like them and the fires start near paths that they walk on. As opposed to other arsonists that make sure they walk off the beaten path before they start a fire. 

Apr 14
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I bet that all the old medicines used to work, but just as modern bacteria has become resistant to antibiotics, ancient bacteria became resistant to “wolf’s liver, administered in mulled wine”. Or it was just the placebo effect.

Apr 8
4

According to my 5 year old, my old D&D 3.5 Monster Manual is one of the greatest books of all time.

Mar 30
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We’ve been playing Hero Kids with my son (5) as a starter table top game. We used Hero Forge to design his character, then I took a screenshot and turned it into a colouring page (printed the screenshot out and used carbon paper to transfer the major lines onto a fresh page, then scanned it and fixed the lines in Read more

Mar 27
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I always figured somebody should take the Superhot time/movement mechanic and make a Flash game (the superhero not the platform). You could have a free running over-world where you can build up speed then when you get close to villains it would transition into the time doesn’t move unless you are moving mechanic to Read more

Mar 26
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It is totally one of these :

Mar 25
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I will highly recommend Hero Kids. We started playing it with our kid when he was 4 (almost 5) and he loves it. It is such a big hit with him that he has started GMing his own sessions and homebrewing his own monsters (which are sometimes not over-powered party killers). Heck, he will even use the combat system to Read more

Feb 18
6

The whole greyed thing was a good quick fix. Unfortunately nobody bothered to take the time to come up with a better solution once the problem wasn’t so pressing... then other things sort of took the front burner I guess. Besides the only people who complain are the greys and nobody actually reads their (our) comments Read more

Feb 14
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The sensor is probably rectangular but my question would be “Why?”. I can’t imagine that a square sensor would be cost prohibitive. Then just let the camera cut the raw data into a rectangle before showing it to you. Now I’m no digital camera expert but I’m guessing that is basically what happens when you get your Read more

Feb 14
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What I never could figure is, if people don’t like vertical videos but hate holding their phone sideways, why phone cameras don’t just shoot horizontal video regardless of orientation. Sure you would have to allow for sub-horizontal positions so people can get their dutch angles, but I doubt it would be that hard to Read more

Feb 11
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It does seem kind of weird that each incoming president doesn’t just chose their own livery at the start of their term. Actually there is a challenge for somebody artistic; design what each former president might of had for their livery. I’d go all the way back to the beginning, just pretend that everybody before Read more

Feb 11
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It does seem kind of weird that each incoming president doesn’t just chose their own livery at the start of their term. Actually there is a challenge for somebody artistic; design what each former president might of had for their livery. I’d go all the way back to the beginning, just pretend that everybody before Read more

Dec 18
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If these ever become common places somebody will start selling a $20 piece of kit that will attach to the bowl and hold the seat horizontal... and cheap bastards will just steal wooden door jams to act as shims.

Feb 2 2019
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Now a good Tony Hawk game for phones would be a set of trucks and wheels that attach to your phone so you can skate it around like one of those fingerboards while the screen showed you where you were skating. Or I guess you could make it so that the screen is down and sell people fancy board art as micro-transactions. Read more

Oct 17 2018
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Squirrels are festering little disease bags. I can’t remember much of the details but I read a paper about a decade ago that looked at disease, parasite, and fungal load in squirrels. As I say I dont remember much of the details but they found more unique problems then the number of squirrels studied (ie if they Read more

Sep 10 2018
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Not to sound like a complete ghoul but from a space saving perspective just freezing the head makes a lot of sense. One assumes that should we figure out in the future how to unfreeze and undead a person we will probably be able to regrow them a body and reattach their head. Might be a smart idea to keep the hands as Read more

Aug 29 2018
4

My favourite minifigs are all the horrible freaks of Lego nature I’ve been able to construct (it’s what I do when the kid and I play Lego). I just wish minifigs actually meshed with regular blocks better. Like take the legs for example instead of having two long spikes that fit the empty torso they should be two Read more