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Random Babbling Thread 119

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by dmc, Jul 1, 2014.

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  1. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    So, do something for the site and get a nice fancy avatar. Then you won't have a sphene gem to complain about and will have to fall back on your other complaints . . . :p
     
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    I had a nice fancy avatar once, but these days I'm gem hunting.

    Gotta get that elusive rogue. :p
     
  3. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    You've got a ways to go from the Gem of Vomit to the rogue stone. :grin:
     
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    That's fine, I've got nothing but time.
     
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    Beren Lovesick and Lonely Wanderer Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    The pace you've been posting lately, your gem might come sooner than you think. :p
     
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    Yeah, hopefully, I've got a few years left in me.
     
  7. Old One

    Old One The Old Warrior ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Lots of old members on this page. I meant long time members not old members like me.
     
  8. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Wow, you're right. You and xosmi signed up in 2006. That makes you two the newbies on the page!
     
  9. Old One

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    Don't I know it!
    Point of information. After an hour or so and many people I found out that Win10 will not emulate XP and might not like directx 9c. No solid answer on the last one. I gave up talking to ignorant people at Microsoft and I hope my info is correct!:mad:
     
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    henkie Hammertime Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    2006 was a good year.
     
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    It might not do so inherently, but it should be able to virtually emulate older systems. XP is 13 years old now, they can't just drag old software support with them indefinitely.
     
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    >signed up in 2006
    >9 years pass
    >"newbie"

    :D:D:D
     
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    05 for me.

    The red half-elf avatar I use is my NWN character based upon some short stories I wrote. always use that build, or try to, in any RPG I play.
     
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    That sounds... entirely boring! :p

    I always do my very best to make a completely new character in any RPG.
     
  15. Old One

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    I hope you are right. I'm going to load 10 on the RV4 but not the old Dell. Kinda keep the options open. If I can make it work then I'll load it on the old machine. I've learned long ago not to do everything at once!
     
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    Setting up a VM (such as VirtualBox) to run XP shouldn't be much of a problem, but it'll probably take up quite a bit of RAM to run both Win10 and XP in a VM at the same time. The only alternative I can think of is having a dual-boot with both versions of Windows which requires setting up a separate partition for the other system. Both methods have their pros and cons.
     
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    Why get a new operating system at all? :2c:
    e.g. I´m currently using Windows XP SP3 and miss only out on 2 games that would interest me and require a 64-bit operating system. As long as I don´t miss more I´m not going to change.

    Hell, yesterday I used my Windows XP machine to emulate a C-64 and played "Kennedy Approach" :coffee2:

    You may miss some stuff on new webpages using Windows XP - but I already block most of that purposely with Adblock+ and NoScript addons... :cool:
     
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    I'm sure that sounded kinda cool in your head, but when I read it, I immediately got an image of an ironic-beard hipster walking around with a 20-year old walkman in my head. :p
     
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    You should have that walkman surgically removed from your head before anything worse happens. :borg:
     
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    While there's nothing grammatically or semantically wrong with that sentence, perhaps I should have added commas to the nonrestrictive clause for the sake of legibility.

    Noted for future endeavors.
     
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