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    After hardening overnight the Freeform Sculpt is...

    After hardening overnight the Freeform Sculpt is very hard, actually much harder than I've seen with Brownstuff. Parts around 1cm in thickness can be easily snapped between two fingers, but I can't...
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    Alright, so, first things first. Despite the...

    Alright, so, first things first. Despite the listed price, it's also 3lbs. So I ended up paying around $40 after S&H for the tester kit.
    On the other hand, it's 3lbs of epoxy putty. That's almost 14...
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    Smooth-on Epoxy Putty

    http://www.smooth-on.com/Epoxy-Putty/c1390/index.html

    Has anyone tried this before? At a pint of material for $25 (just $6 more than greenstuff tubes at the cheapest I can find it) it seems like a...
  4. Thread: Hobbit

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    I think that's inevitable really. The slower FPS...

    I think that's inevitable really. The slower FPS of normal movies has allowed for a lot of movie CGI work to slide by. Not that it isn't great looking, or that I'm saying it's easy by any means, but...
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    My goal is mostly to add onto the existing rules...

    My goal is mostly to add onto the existing rules of Zombicide, rather than go directly to another game. The basic reason is that I don't want to have the players forced to learn a new game just to...
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    Zombicide - The RPG

    So, I've been wracking my brain since my first night in Zombie City to come up with a way to run Zombicide as an extended RPG campaign.

    What I think works best about Zombicide is the almost...
  7. Not to resurrect a dead conversation with this,...

    Not to resurrect a dead conversation with this, but you should check out the Penny Arcade / Wizard's Celebrity DnD game videos, Chrispy. Not because they prove you wrong, but they actually prove you...
  8. Thread: Hobbit

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    That's kind of the plus side. Too many movies go...

    That's kind of the plus side. Too many movies go for the "Wayne's World shot" where they quickly move something towards the camera and expect you to go "whoaaaa man". However, it is a definite...
  9. There's not a whole lot of detail on the...

    There's not a whole lot of detail on the miniatures. Unpainted they may look fine, but there's too little definition on anything to paint them to the very top standards.

    That said, these do look...
  10. Thread: Hobbit

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    An in-depth look at the 48-FPS effect, with...

    An in-depth look at the 48-FPS effect, with plenty of linked material as well.

    http://www.tested.com/art/movies/452387-48-fps-and-beyond-how-high-frame-rates-affect-perception/

    In a lot of...
  11. Thread: Hobbit

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    Saw it in 3D HFR with the old man (Dauber22) the...

    Saw it in 3D HFR with the old man (Dauber22) the other day. We both loved it.
    They changed some elements of it, adding some, expanding on others (actually pulling from The Silmarillion a bit, and a...
  12. Thread: Prometheus

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    I still hold that the entire plot is played out...

    I still hold that the entire plot is played out in the last scene between Shaw and David.
    Honestly, if they had removed about 80% of the horror scenes, it would have been an amazing movie, up there...
  13. As it's being mass painted for the intention of...

    As it's being mass painted for the intention of mass release, and not intended to be personalized, I find myself highly impressed with the amount of detail.
    No, it's not Golden Demon level.
    No,...
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    I think as long as you're using the skills in the...

    I think as long as you're using the skills in the rulebook and sticking with the general outline of the other characters (ie the yellow threat level gives +1 Action like every other character)...
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    The Gazebo is from an old, old, old DnD joke.

    The Gazebo is from an old, old, old DnD joke.
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    You know, most of it doesn't look like anything...

    You know, most of it doesn't look like anything you couldn't do with a little extra time, and probably with very little money. Quite a bit of it seems to be nothing different than anything you might...
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    To tell a DayZ story you'd first have to start...

    To tell a DayZ story you'd first have to start with the beginning:

    I spawned at the edge of the water and was immediately shot in the head by a guy with a pistol who proceeded to shuffle through...
  18. As it stands, if Obama had mentioned it, it would...

    As it stands, if Obama had mentioned it, it would have appeared petty and self-serving (remember he can't appear to take unreliable information at face value) and he gains way more by not mentioning...
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    Hail to the king baby! I've been sending people...

    Hail to the king baby!
    I've been sending people to your articles on painting theory for yeeeeears!
    Glad to see your back. As everyone else who didn't likewise disappear from the site over the years...
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    There's a number of issues. Stress and pollution...

    There's a number of issues. Stress and pollution can actually increase hunger, and as a country that has moved to a service industry long ago and is populated by news outlets that have the sole...
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    It's public education and optional meal plans, so...

    It's public education and optional meal plans, so I'd hardly describe it as part of a nanny state when you can simply opt out of it if you like. Attempts to enforce school lunch options as manditory...
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    The one-size-fits-all diet of school provided...

    The one-size-fits-all diet of school provided meals is outdated beyond the way we measure obesity.
    Athletes require such a complex variation of diet from other teens that the school couldn't...
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    That last part was my concern. I bought a hell of...

    That last part was my concern. I bought a hell of a lot of them on the kickstarter I'd hate to get them and find that the paint cracks when you move it or bend it
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    What is your favourite word?I'm trying to come up...

    What is your favourite word?I'm trying to come up with one, but I guess I'll go with "irony". Because I find it funny and few people seem to know what it means or how to use it
    What is your least...
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    Unfortunately, as I've said before, it's the only...

    Unfortunately, as I've said before, it's the only convention you can gauge the community at.

    ---------------
    However, while I do like the older demographic, the problem wasn't with the age...
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    Here's the thing, I love GW. I buy tons of their...

    Here's the thing, I love GW. I buy tons of their product even though I still have so little time to paint and no real time to play anymore. I sell their worlds to people I know because in terms of...
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    While that may have been an argument for some...

    While that may have been an argument for some time, it's quickly losing it's ground. The growth of local, national and international conventions that embrace all manner of gaming and general geekdom...
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    Part of the problem is that a new editorial staff...

    Part of the problem is that a new editorial staff doesn't fix the problems with print hobby magazines. At present, there's several excellent resources for the information that just aren't going away...
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    As long as he's less than 5cm across
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    Wanted to throw this one out there ...

    Wanted to throw this one out there

    http://www.wired.com/design/2012/08/reaper-miniatures-bones-kickstarter-success/

    A Wired article about Reaper's success with a blurb from Chern Ann Ng at the...
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    My area has regular dust storms, so a fine later...

    My area has regular dust storms, so a fine later of sandy dust covers the inside of every computer, car, and open air building.
  32. Thread: By Crom!

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    Realistically, due to the fact that these are...

    Realistically, due to the fact that these are comic book characters who have been around for ages, it's better if they cut back on the story. Most of the story lines were tosh anyways, but pretty...
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    Cthulhu! Cthulu ftagn! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh...

    Cthulhu! Cthulu ftagn!

    Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
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    Psychological horror with some quick dalliances...

    Psychological horror with some quick dalliances with science fiction at times.

    A few of his short stories should sum up his work pretty well. I'd suggest "The Rats in the Walls", "The Unnamable"...
  35. Thread: By Crom!

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    I think that when it comes to actors, Jason Mamoa...

    I think that when it comes to actors, Jason Mamoa is probably one of the better choices for Conan, if not the best at the moment. He played Dex in Stargate Atlantis, and is currently playing Khal...
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    Considering that both parties like to declare...

    Considering that both parties like to declare themselves "pro-military members" (Though occasionally and awkwardly also "anti-military"), if something happened with military or VA benefits, then it...
  37. Or like the party that was going on after Hitler...

    Or like the party that was going on after Hitler was declared dead 66 years before President Obama's announcement? What about Guy Fawkes Day? VJ day? Any action movie of the 80's and after?
    Who...
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    Unfortunately I'm in something of a different...

    Unfortunately I'm in something of a different boat. The way I see it, this is more or less another "government shutdown" scare with an added "we'll be canceling a bunch of contracts too"....
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    I....really don't see the problem with that. If...

    I....really don't see the problem with that. If you expected a studio to paint that many miniatures then I think your expectations are a little high. It's supposed to be a representation of what a...
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    My attempts at bread making culminated (and...

    My attempts at bread making culminated (and promptly ended) in what I called "Dorm Rat Tack", which is a bread that includes protein powder, glucose sugar, and vitamin b12. No, you don't want the...
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    Battletech...ughhh I'll be honest, the only...

    Battletech...ughhh

    I'll be honest, the only thing I know about the game is from studying the Battletech Players who used to play at our LGS. The rule seemed to be,

    1: Take up two long tables....
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    Don't be Bob Ross, you don't want to be the guy...

    Don't be Bob Ross, you don't want to be the guy at the front of the class pretending that he isn't doing something almost supernatural with his brush. It exasperates the people who attempt to follow...
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    The Wand, because apparently I'm a magical wizard...

    The Wand, because apparently I'm a magical wizard from some far off land as I'm the only one with the ingenuity to find out what all the buttons are for by pressing them all one at a time instead of...
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    Alright, Manos was pretty bad, but it spawned a...

    Alright, Manos was pretty bad, but it spawned a meme and cult following based on Torgo. I would nominate Uwe Boll's In The Name Of The King as the worst. Not only did the idiot have funding and...
  45. Thread: top trumps

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    M35 2 1/2 ton truck:...

    M35 2 1/2 ton truck:
    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/Dedwrekka/m35_truck_AM_General_united_states_US-army_640.jpg

    Comes prebuilt with a multi-fuel engine, which means that I can run it off...
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    *Warning Spoilers, but if you're this far into...

    *Warning Spoilers, but if you're this far into the thread it doesn't matter by now*


    Saw it on sunday with friends. This thread made sure I wasn't going to expect much from the movie, which is...
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    Not extinct per-se, but the gap between upper and...

    Not extinct per-se, but the gap between upper and lower class is seemingly* becoming larger and larger. As the economy got better and the markets opened up it suddenly became easier for more people...
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    Join the military, you got everything but the...

    Join the military, you got everything but the lack of medical. Though the medical is pretty poor as their purpose isn't to make you better but to get you working as fast as possible using as little...
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    I'd suggest reading this:...

    I'd suggest reading this:
    http://www.cracked.com/article_19086_5-reasons-humanity-terrible-at-democracy.html

    When people talk about spending cuts, no one wants to actually cut the big things....
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    Excellent models. I have to give a round of...

    Excellent models. I have to give a round of applause to the studio painter as well.
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    That should really be the first clue now-a-days....

    That should really be the first clue now-a-days. Movies are based off of a single gimmick, so if it's visually awesome they tend to fall short on the story.
    You could claim that Lord of the Rings...
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    Malcador? Didn't he die taking the Emperor's...

    Malcador? Didn't he die taking the Emperor's place on the golden throne so he could fight Horus?

    As to who would win, definitely the Custodes. They held off the warp while the Emperor built and...
  53. If we go out, I think it will turn out to be a...

    If we go out, I think it will turn out to be a self-fulfilling prophesy. More and more people are willing to believe in an end of the world, and the mass media wont let them believe much of anything...
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    Doubtful, that "shark tank" is very small. The...

    Doubtful, that "shark tank" is very small. The miniatures market just isn't big enough to allow other companies to expand as large as GW did. The new style of 40k miniatures seems geared more towards...
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    I'm still surprised that no one points out the...

    I'm still surprised that no one points out the glaring problems within the show when they're bashing firefly. It's always the acting or something, never that Wash is flying without even touching the...
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    Actually it's pretty much just like their Eldar...

    Actually it's pretty much just like their Eldar War Walkers, but with arms, or dreadnoughts, without the face plate, which have been around for years and years.

    Or more recently, penitent engines.
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    Looks like a recast or at least a very bad cast....

    Looks like a recast or at least a very bad cast. It looks like the mold didn't line up on that bomb
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    Found this funny Complete History Of The Soviet...

    Found this funny
    Complete History Of The Soviet Union, Arranged To The Melody Of Tetris
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWTFG3J1CP8
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    One for the health nut on a diet. 1: Whole...

    One for the health nut on a diet.

    1: Whole wheat crackers
    2: Hummus

    Vitamin C, iron, fiber, and a whole mess of complete proteins. And it's Vegan!
  60. See, female protagonists KILL MAGAZINES! ...

    See, female protagonists KILL MAGAZINES!


    Though there are several in the Gaunt's Ghosts series, one in Ragnar's Claw, and a smattering throughout the Ciaphas Cain novels.
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    "Back of the Fridge Chili" Ground Sausage and...

    "Back of the Fridge Chili"

    Ground Sausage and Lean Ground Beef and whatever miscellaneous meats you have, not fish (bad idea!)
    Diced Carrot, Onion, Tomato, Green Pepper
    Tomato sauce (don't buy...
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    Yes and no, in most cases it is not a case of the...

    Yes and no, in most cases it is not a case of the government trying to take more power, nor one of the government growing and then trying to take more power. The biggest increase in government in the...
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    No offense to any people from Ireland, but lets...

    No offense to any people from Ireland, but lets hope it doesn't work out like that conflict. It was going since the 1500s and was the breeding ground of new guerrilla tactics.




    "Many forms...
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    I'd also add: 4. No GPS. The majority of guidance...

    I'd also add: 4. No GPS. The majority of guidance when traveling would have to be either by sun or stars, and frankly stars are a better indicator when making long distance travel (the difference...
  65. In several novels you have examples of Marines...

    In several novels you have examples of Marines falling in love with women. The most prominent in my mind was Ragnar's Claw.

    Though, the Marines are generally based off of the Spartans, and one of...
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    It's easier to go with the way things were, even...

    It's easier to go with the way things were, even if it doesn't stop anything. Washington wasn't even warm in his seat before people tried to get him elected president for life and tried to get him to...
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    Grrr...*jealous* I'd throw Waylander in that...

    Grrr...*jealous*
    I'd throw Waylander in that list too.

    Oh, I forgot to throw out a couple more names. Bolt Thrower because they're, as far as I know, the first metal band to take entirely from a...
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    I can suggest a few, non-growl modern metal hair...

    I can suggest a few, non-growl modern metal hair bands. Apocalyptica is more instrumental, but their albums Apolcalypica and Amplified are more geared towards metal and Amplified has a lot of really...
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    Rammstein, Dethklok, Amon Amarth, High on Fire,...

    Rammstein, Dethklok, Amon Amarth, High on Fire, KMFDM. My favorite is Rammstein, more Industrial than Metal though, and my only regret is that I may never get to see them in concert as they avoid...
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    I have a problem with plinths if it's outside of...

    I have a problem with plinths if it's outside of the theme of the miniature.

    For instance, in my opinion these are good uses of a plinth:
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/272154...
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    That's where my chopstick went!

    That's where my chopstick went!
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    Every time that guy comes on I tune to something...

    Every time that guy comes on I tune to something else. He makes wild assumptions (like the necessity of knowing how to make a wheel for a culture to construct things), and doesn't bring a lot to the...
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    Poll: Damn Vike, I thought you were going to go with...

    Damn Vike, I thought you were going to go with the skimpy cheerleaders.
    I'm a little disappointed.
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    Being from the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex area...

    Being from the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex area I've always been spoiled when it came to where to go for gaming. Within a couple square miles of my home growing up I could find four or five stores....
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    If that's the case, then I don't think modern...

    If that's the case, then I don't think modern Science Fiction could be without H.R. Giger, both his paintings and his sculptures.
    http://www.hrgiger.com/
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    Deep Blue (the computer that beat Kasparov) was...

    Deep Blue (the computer that beat Kasparov) was beaten by the program Fritz which was running on a PC in 1995


    Except that the internet, the microchip, and ENIAC were not steps towards artificial...
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    Yeah, but part of that is facial expressions and...

    Yeah, but part of that is facial expressions and features. Hopkins manages to look menacing and somewhat sinister even when he's not trying to be, such as in Meet Joe Black.
    When 80% of your face...
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    Indiana Jones: the second movie was the worst of...

    Indiana Jones: the second movie was the worst of the original three, but all three were pretty excellent. Then it all died in flames when they decided to drag the fourth one out of development hell...
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    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/artificial-intel...

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/artificial-intelligence.html

    This is a part of a documentary that aired about two weeks ago on NOVA about Watson. It's not only ready for the challenge, they've...
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    Poll: Next time I see someone bodily flipped out of a...

    Next time I see someone bodily flipped out of a scrum by the impact of the opposing team, I will agree with you that rugby has as much bodily harm as American Football. Rugby can be dirty and people...
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    Well, actually I'd say first it was Benny Hill....

    Well, actually I'd say first it was Benny Hill. Though if you're talking about the American remakes of BBC shows, then it's probably Weakest Link.

    Because Fox sucks, plain and clear.
    It took...
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    I used to think Battle Tech strategem begin with...

    I used to think Battle Tech strategem begin with distracting the opponent with BO and sitting in front of the only fan.
  83. Thread: cinematics

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    Well, they already did Warhammer Online, and have...

    Well, they already did Warhammer Online, and have the funny, sexy, over the top stuff down. Though the price tag on extended use of graphics like those used by Blur or Blizzard's cinematics are...
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    I have to wonder if the general look of the new...

    I have to wonder if the general look of the new savage orcs is going to continue. I like their more human proportions, less hunched, more green barbarian.
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    There have been rules for Warhammer 40k listed...

    There have been rules for Warhammer 40k listed recently (Spearhead, Blood Angels, ect) and Warhammer Fantasy (Warhammer Fantasy Large Battle rules) interspersed with articles on dynamic poses on...
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    I'm...not even sure how to describe that...

    I'm...not even sure how to describe that sentence..



    Hold on a minute. That guy you just quoted places the blame squarely on the shoulders of two people responsible for his firing and says...
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    Posts edited for apparent irony. Despite going...

    Posts edited for apparent irony.
    Despite going from a multi-developer layout to a mono-developer layout, White Dwarf has always been about advertising some game system. Even the hobby stuff is still...
  88. No argument there, I was simply pointing out that...

    No argument there, I was simply pointing out that what is now considered an outrage worthy of stoning even in our modern times was less outrageous than the regular factory jobs of the time. I even...
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    Yeah, didn't work out too well. As anyone who's...

    Yeah, didn't work out too well. As anyone who's tried it on glass knows, it sometimes leaves a "frost" effect around the area.

    Though on Toxicity:


    Oh, and it can apparently catch your shirt...
  90. Thread: M.a.d.

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    But they wouldn't (at least on a national level)...

    But they wouldn't (at least on a national level) which is the thing. If they were ever in a position where they were willing to use their nuclear arsenal (provided they can find it) they could use...
  91. Thread: M.a.d.

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    Two countries which have nothing to fear from the...

    Two countries which have nothing to fear from the "nuclear deterrent". Russia and China are geographically too big, and have too large a military force, both possible and standing, to be deterred or...
  92. Thread: M.a.d.

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    The problem doesn't come from developed nations,...

    The problem doesn't come from developed nations, even the Soviet officers held off nuclear launch durring the many close calls in the cold war. The problem with nuclear weapons comes from groups that...
  93. Wrote a paper (by the by, extra points on...

    Wrote a paper (by the by, extra points on economics papers if you make something immoral or controvercial sound like good business sense, apparently), read a couple of roman historians (there wasn't...
  94. Yeah, that's the one I was referring to. Nero was...

    Yeah, that's the one I was referring to. Nero was also known for selling the wives and daughters of nobles into prostitution. Though Seutonius is something closer to a tabloid reporter than a...
  95. There were contraceptive techniques and the use...

    There were contraceptive techniques and the use of certain herbs to prevent pregnancy. For a slave it was up to the owner to decide what would happen, but for the freedwoman or citizen (who were more...
  96. Not at all. In fact many or most of the brothels...

    Not at all. In fact many or most of the brothels up till even the 1930s did regular physical and visual inspections of clientelle and ladies, even having staff doctors and bouncers. Because when...
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    Wouldn't the eyes of the helmet be above his hair...

    Wouldn't the eyes of the helmet be above his hair line?
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    I think that's universal. Replace "Poland" with...

    I think that's universal. Replace "Poland" with "Mexico" and you've got the California water crisis.
  99. You see, but at that time prostitution was the...

    You see, but at that time prostitution was the safe work alternative for 10 and 12 year olds who's other options often involved crawling inside machinery to fix parts (while it was still on) or...
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    Well tell him to get a 3d printer and start mass...

    Well tell him to get a 3d printer and start mass producing those things!
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    Take a fan and have it blowing on the miniature...

    Take a fan and have it blowing on the miniature with the fan positioned either behind you or diagonally facing away from your face. This should keep the fumes from coming at you unless you're...
  102. Replies
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    Heresy Netherlord Version 1 followed closely by...

    Heresy Netherlord Version 1 followed closely by Version 2.
    Here's a good MK1 with a GW model for size:*
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/87769

    This is MK2:*
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/110020...
  103. Replies
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    Apparently a "Heavy Handed Pitch" in the...

    Apparently a "Heavy Handed Pitch" in the miniatures world* is any pitch at all. Even the real horror stories don't live up to the rest of the retail world in my experience. At Target my bosses would...
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    "Knocked them off the colonies" but there's...

    "Knocked them off the colonies" but there's nothing outside of America so how could they survive?
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    And to think, they only killed him off because...

    And to think, they only killed him off because everyone absolutely hated him.
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    They help us beat the Brits, we name a fatty food...

    They help us beat the Brits, we name a fatty food after them. They also gave us the great Louisiana landgrab.

    French Fries is just a change from how they're cooked "French Fried". Course I think...
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    Ah, from "Homeless Interior Design Quarterly". ...

    Ah, from "Homeless Interior Design Quarterly".


    Hey, don't knock it...

    No seriously, don't knock on it, it'll fall apart if you even look at it wrong. I'm afraid this desk will fall apart...
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    Use a drill bit the same diameter as the rod...

    Use a drill bit the same diameter as the rod you're using. In most cases you'll end up accidentally making the hole bigger when you hand drill it, and if you don't the the rod will fit securely...
  109. Replies
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    Yes, but the people better placed to hold...

    Yes, but the people better placed to hold givaways, seminars, tournaments, and clubs are the local shops, not the GW stores. There are stores around my old area that would take that surplus...
  110. Replies
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    I don't see how this works. Independent stores...

    I don't see how this works. Independent stores are able to sell at lower prices, via discounts, than GW stores, and anyone can buy the stuff stocked at the GW stores online for much much cheaper....
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    That's partly because GW jumped the shark on...

    That's partly because GW jumped the shark on their stores. They originally had them to sell the full line of product and introduce the games, but then they started getting more and more competitive....
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    People will almost always pick easily...

    People will almost always pick easily recognizable numbers, whether it's from birthdays, anniversaries, pop culture, or fortune cookies (which actually won quite a few people a large prize). It's the...
  113. Replies
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    We had higher supervision have an hour long chat...

    We had higher supervision have an hour long chat with us which boiled down to them shooting moral in the head.
    "If we have to work you for 12 hours a day every day, we'll do it"
    "We'll never thank...
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    Very true, but Warhammer 40k has as much AM as...

    Very true, but Warhammer 40k has as much AM as FM. The problem is one of image. Even in setting the Actual Machinery (AM) is presented as F%*#$ Magic (FM), due to a severe downturn in society and how...
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    GW staff sales training is like IT training,...

    GW staff sales training is like IT training, there's a manual with scripted questions, and sometimes you get people who don't have the social skills to go past the script.
    Also when you've got a...
  116. Replies
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    Here's what annoys me. When it comes to someone...

    Here's what annoys me. When it comes to someone ripping off someone on this community, everyone goes up in arms against a recaster or "theif". When GW protects their IP, everyone hates GW.
    "Oh, GW!...
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    I don't see removing the song from the playlist...

    I don't see removing the song from the playlist as any less problematic than replacing the "n" word with "slave" in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", or entirely removing the book from all...
  118. Replies
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    I think it's asymptomatic of the GW models...

    I think it's asymptomatic of the GW models looking less and less like bricks of lead with faces carved in them (Case in point, Space Hulk terminators old vs new). The models are more spread out,...
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    The most common method I've heard of, and also...

    The most common method I've heard of, and also one that GW uses on almost all of their major releases for the past 3-4 years, is 3d scanning/printing. You take the larger scale model and put it in a...
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    If you're still looking for "good" bad movies,...

    If you're still looking for "good" bad movies, I'd suggest Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter.
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    Fully body power field might be possible, though...

    Fully body power field might be possible, though completely worthless. The reason is that the field around a powerfist or powersword disasembles matter at the atomic level. I'd imagine someone in a...
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    Pretty much all of the remaining "power" weapons...

    Pretty much all of the remaining "power" weapons are either incredibly ancient relics, gifts from gods, or made by a specific craftsman and not asembly line make.



    There are landmines. There's...
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    Same guy who did Bubba-hotep and the Phantasm...

    Same guy who did Bubba-hotep and the Phantasm series.
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    If I could get overtime I'd be happier about...

    If I could get overtime I'd be happier about working 14hr shifts 5-6 days a week for weeks on end. Stupid salary job.
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    Well, we're digitizing the pisser, this is not...

    Well, we're digitizing the pisser, this is not how I saw the cyber-age coming to fruition, but it's something.
  126. I've personally been hoping for a removal of...

    I've personally been hoping for a removal of labels applied to people. It's all too general and dehumanizing. Labeling someone because they vaguely fit into a predefined stereotype just gives an...
  127. Thread: I'm Back

    by Dedwrekka
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    Welcome back!

    Welcome back!
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    Found that. Here's a tutorial of how the...

    Found that.

    Here's a tutorial of how the keyboard was done
    http://steampunkworkshop.com/keyboard.shtml

    And here is his totally rad steampunk car!...
  129. Replies
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    At the risk of insulting any GW Eavy Metal...

    At the risk of insulting any GW Eavy Metal painters here, I have to agree. There have been a lot of figures that have shown up lately with paint jobs that are either terrible for the model...
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    It took me a bit to realize, but when I saw...

    It took me a bit to realize, but when I saw Chrispy on the first page I figured out this was from way way back.
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    Certainly looks like it'd be easier to keep the...

    Certainly looks like it'd be easier to keep the keyboard clean.

    I think the Steampunk ctberware and flash driver are further into the "punk" side. Doing it to be different rather than keeping with...
  132. Simple Shading and watering/mixing your own...

    Simple Shading and watering/mixing your own colors/inks/washes would go down well for some beginner articles.

    Sculpting and smoothing details, as well as smooth transitioning between greenstuff...
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    Clothes (which, believe it or not, I asked for)...

    Clothes (which, believe it or not, I asked for)
    a $50 GW gift card
    An awesome transition painting of myself before and after joining the service
    And one of my friends decided to reduce his...
  134. Replies
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    Correct and correct. The Electric Rifle was...

    Correct and correct. The Electric Rifle was something like a long barreled phaser, it could stun, kill, and do a number of other odd things.
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    Their brains are the computer. The Adeptus...

    Their brains are the computer. The Adeptus Mechanicus has a big problem with real thinking machines (which is also why the Land Raider machine spirit has "organic components").
    Though they do think...
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    I'd point out that the FRAG-12, the pentagon...

    I'd point out that the FRAG-12, the pentagon Future Soldier program and especially the TASER are taken directly from Sci-Fi.
    Question for the geek minded (or wiki-accessible) : What is "TASER" an...
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    Clown, or someone with an umbrella fetish, ...

    Clown, or someone with an umbrella fetish,


    Someone who always wanted to be a wedding cake.

    [/quote]
    Sara Palin.
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    *Nerd hat on* Alright.... I'll answer...

    *Nerd hat on* Alright....



    I'll answer this one with the FRAG-12, which is (to all intents and purposes) the same design as a bolt from a bolt gun....
  139. Replies
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    I have several thousand miniatures unpainted,...

    I have several thousand miniatures unpainted, most un-put-together or only primed. I find I much prefer the modeling stages to the painting stages. I'm not quite up to snuff on my painting, which is...
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    Alright, lets approach this in the right CMON...

    Alright, lets approach this in the right CMON way.

    If the models were on the site, I would say that the artist has some talent, the skin tones and faces need a little work, but the blending and...
  141. The movies were reaching for a PG13 level that...

    The movies were reaching for a PG13 level that would have reached the kids who were playing it. Now MK players are all grown up, and even that proof of concept trailer needs an M rating. I think if...
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    Actually Bio-plastics technology has advanced...

    Actually Bio-plastics technology has advanced rapidly now that we've begun paying attention to it. Everything from high end pastic parts for electronics and cars, to packaging and food storage, to...
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    I'd call it a good start to one.

    I'd call it a good start to one.
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    Hashima was shown at least once on that program,...

    Hashima was shown at least once on that program, and Pripyat was a fully fleshed out and apparently awesomely realistic level on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
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    The award for the most expensive use of equipment...

    The award for the most expensive use of equipment to improve the painting experience goes to.....
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    New to Dr Who: Where to Start?

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-GJSH5Aw3yk&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param...
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    There's very rarely much to discuss in the way of...

    There's very rarely much to discuss in the way of tactics. Few of the tabletop games have the complexity of rules to allow for any sort of tactical play beyond army creation. After that the majority...
  148. Done, Done, and Done. Though it was more...

    Done, Done, and Done.

    Though it was more Ultramarine Blue, and I had a jaunty hat.
  149. I just got back from 5 days at a regional burning...

    I just got back from 5 days at a regional burning man event, I don't envy anyone with 2 1/2 months off and no giant hippie events to go to.
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    They changed constantly over the centuries to...

    They changed constantly over the centuries to start including different people, and based on who was telling to story.
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    Sorry, but wasn't the whole Robbin Hood legend...

    Sorry, but wasn't the whole Robbin Hood legend essentially anti-feudalism and anti-monarchy? The man is supposed to be an outlaw who robs the richest land owners and gives it to landless serfs....
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    Can't speak for anyone else, but for me this is a...

    Can't speak for anyone else, but for me this is a job. I tend to slide praise away from me and towards the combat and frontline guys, I think they deserve the majority of the praise. I just fix stuff.
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    _++_______________________________...

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    Serving now

    Serving now
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    Farewell Frazetta. You're legacy lives on in...

    Farewell Frazetta. You're legacy lives on in every video game where cleavage is superior to coverage in armor.

    As worthy of mention and praise for inspiring fantasy as Tolkien, Howard, or anyone...
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    If you're colorblind, and you know it, then the...

    If you're colorblind, and you know it, then the joke is as easy to understand as looking at it. If you know you're color blind, you've probably taken the test before to determine your color...
  157. 12 hr shifts, 6 days a week, you need something...

    12 hr shifts, 6 days a week, you need something to relieve the stress. And, well, you can't have weed like they had in Vietnam, you can't have porn or even pin-ups, and you can't drink.

    Course,...
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    By the way, all they had to do was go to the GW...

    By the way, all they had to do was go to the GW website and click the "Legal" link to find their simple rules for this kind of thing.
    Of the "Things not to do with GW IP" list







    And all...
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    http://www.warhammeralliance.com/legal/Complaint.p...

    http://www.warhammeralliance.com/legal/Complaint.pdf
    It's a legit complaint. They're using GW's warhammer trademarks without permission or information of who holds the trademarks, all the while...
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    Poll: Aluminum has one "I", I should know, I've had it...

    Aluminum has one "I", I should know, I've had it in mine.
    I hear "Aluminium" and reach for a piece of Aluminum to smack them with. The word is clunky enough without having to add an extra difficulty...
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    I know it's more than 10% in the countries where...

    I know it's more than 10% in the countries where people get tested for this sort of thing.

    Growing up someone points out this blob of color to you and says "Red". When asked, and you see a similar...
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    It's pretty common in men, almost unheard of in...

    It's pretty common in men, almost unheard of in women (lucky). Personally I find that each person's color blindness does different things, and one red-green color blind person has a somewhat...
  163. Replies
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    It's a common spray paint problem, regardless of...

    It's a common spray paint problem, regardless of color. Any of almost a dozen circumstances can lead to it happening.

    1) Not clearing the nozzle of paint after painting - Turn can upside down,...
  164. Flagship stores are going to be the worst for it....

    Flagship stores are going to be the worst for it. From my experience, it works this way:

    The higher ups don't visit all the street stores often, they visit the flagship stores more. They say "This...
  165. Having worked retail, that's pretty much how a...

    Having worked retail, that's pretty much how a lot of stores train their people (and how the customers try to "train" the employees).

    If you stick to someone and ask questions, trying to help them...
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    Having taken similar tests a hundred times (No...

    Having taken similar tests a hundred times (No matter how many times I tell them up front that I'm colorblind!) I can tell you that all this is is a color vision test with apparently weird wording in...
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    If you coat the exposed area of the foamboard...

    If you coat the exposed area of the foamboard with white glue before using superglue or spray paint, then you can avoid the melting effect.
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    CAV and Warlord are their two big game lines, the...

    CAV and Warlord are their two big game lines, the rest are collectors models/pen and paper character models.
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    Wow, that's a pretty exclusive club.

    Wow, that's a pretty exclusive club.
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    @Wyrm You could almost be a dead ringer for Jim...

    @Wyrm You could almost be a dead ringer for Jim Butcher.
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    Anyone else catch the camera blinking a couple of...

    Anyone else catch the camera blinking a couple of times?
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    A lot. On Federal grounds as well as state. If...

    A lot. On Federal grounds as well as state. If they carry in a weapon to remove the threat in a restricted gun area either one of two things just happened.
    1) The guy didn't have a concealed carry...
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    If we were encouraging it that would be an issue...

    If we were encouraging it that would be an issue as well.

    If you encourage sexuality, you're a perv. If you try to limit it, your a prude. If you just go with whatever is happening, you're...
  174. Replies
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    Actually Jefferson's own words immortalized on...

    Actually Jefferson's own words immortalized on his memorial point to exactly the opposite.


    The point of the Constitution was to have a changeable legal document that could be modified based on...
  175. Replies
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    Everything that should reasonably be banned or...

    Everything that should reasonably be banned or lawed is such and then some. When you finish rehashing old laws to make your political career you start looking for something new to attack. You have to...
  176. Replies
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    As well as smash cuts from Firefly and at least...

    As well as smash cuts from Firefly and at least one voiceover from Lord of the Rings.
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    Democracy is run on the concept that the might of...

    Democracy is run on the concept that the might of the many makes right. Tyranny is run on the concept that the might of the few makes right.
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    Apple is the tool of the devil...

    Apple is the tool of the devil, only fitting it starts taking blood sacrifices.
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    I find it funny that the NRA is considered the...

    I find it funny that the NRA is considered the fall guy and loony bin of the gun lobby, considering that they are the ones who have most championed the necessity of proper training in the use of...
  180. People forget that GW employees are just normal...

    People forget that GW employees are just normal gamers. They don't all have a pipe connected to the back of their heads connecting them to everything GW has ever done.



    I'm growing tired of...
  181. Replies
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    My take: Openly carried - no Concealed carry -...

    My take:
    Openly carried - no
    Concealed carry - yes.

    The guy with the concealed carry is more likely to stop an assassination than be a part of one.
    There are numerous shootings and incidents...
  182. Replies
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    Not lost, just sold... kidding! This is one...

    Not lost, just sold...

    kidding!

    This is one of the low points the forums hit occasionally. You might also notice a lack of activity becuase it may just be more spread out. Once we actually do...
  183. Remove restrictions on GW employees promoting...

    Remove restrictions on GW employees promoting specialist games.

    Make White Dwarf an Open Submission mag. Along with GW Adds and occasional battle reports (rather than obligatory ones) the...
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    I think the results of a new paint job will show...

    I think the results of a new paint job will show these kits to be satisfactory. Same with the Minos and Pumpagor.

    Who's been the studio painter on these?
    I think they need to tighten up the...
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    Whitey...

    Whitey
    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/Dedwrekka/Untitled0.bmp
    ....kinda explains itself doesn't it?
    It's stuck, and so has that one sided smirk.
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    Only when we're consantly reminded of it. The...

    Only when we're consantly reminded of it. The first thing out of the newscaster's mouth after announcing the event is wether or not officials think it's terrorism. Fear makes people watch TV more...
  187. Thread: Freak Party

    by Dedwrekka
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    I'll be right behind you then, Talion.

    I'll be right behind you then, Talion.
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    "I saw through the fog, the aeroplane flying very...

    "I saw through the fog, the aeroplane flying very low with the left wing pointing to the ground," he said.

    "I heard something being broken and then that thudding sound. Two flashes of fire next to...
  189. Replies
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    Twelve sided dice? You're teaching microbes to...

    Twelve sided dice? You're teaching microbes to play dungeons and dragons?
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    Well, the whole model itself will set you back...

    Well, the whole model itself will set you back 45,83EUR, so I wouldn't say it's a terrible price for just the howdah. Kinda funny how they called it though, 'Dunno what it is, but must be rare...
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    I'll need to contrive of a better set up for...

    I'll need to contrive of a better set up for photographing this one, but this is a painting by Dauber22 that's currently mystifying my first sergeants*
    ...
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    Ahhh, it's back from the dead! Grab your shotguns...

    Ahhh, it's back from the dead! Grab your shotguns and chainsaws, it's another thread-o-mancy!

    Tie an anchor to it and let it die.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shit The fake...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shit

    The fake etymology is given there, with links
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    Which just brings me to this 5 Most popular...

    Which just brings me to this 5 Most popular safety laws that don't work(something many autobahn drivers may already be aware of).
  195. One of the more interesting ones I've heard...

    One of the more interesting ones I've heard (though still unconfirmed, but highly likely) was Vin Diesel getting Dame Judi Dench to play a session of DnD during the filming of Chronicles of Riddick.
  196. Replies
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    Alright, I'm eating crow on this one. While...

    Alright, I'm eating crow on this one.

    While those around me were unawares, GW has begun the same period of interviewing employees for their own jobs in the DFW area. Likewise the previously...
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    What do you use it for?

    What do you use it for?
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    Coat d'arms paints

    Coat d'arms paints
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    Sounds like my entire Retail AND Military...

    Sounds like my entire Retail AND Military experience, as well as those of many friends.


    It's still a long way from "This happened to two guys I know" to "This will happen to you" or "This is...
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    They're expanding in the DFW metroplex area. Too...

    They're expanding in the DFW metroplex area. Too many gamers left untapped for so long, they're pulling the cork on this well aged vintage of gamers.

    More GW and independent-gw-selling stores per...
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