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Forum: Amusement Bark 23 June 2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 125,217
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I'm not sure I could place it either....I *think*...

I'm not sure I could place it either....I *think* it was the second room with a laser beam that you need to divert. Then there's one of the red "buttons" you usually solve by setting a cube on, but...
Forum: Amusement Bark 23 June 2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 125,217
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Kind of weird, actually (quick story)....before...

Kind of weird, actually (quick story)....before saving the game as mentioned earlier, I had thought at one point I had a solution, and did something which did trigger a "Congratulations"...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 June 2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 125,217
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Not too far in, but enjoying so far. I stopped...

Not too far in, but enjoying so far. I stopped last night at the first puzzle I haven't figured out. Will go back later and try again before resorting to looking up a walkthrough.

Definitely a...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 June 2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 125,217
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Well, I found at least one thing to divert me for...

Well, I found at least one thing to divert me for a bit. I never got around to playing Portal 2, and Steam currently has it for $1.99...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 June 2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 125,217
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Yeah, the multiple character origin stories were...

Yeah, the multiple character origin stories were both my favorite thing about DA:O, and kind of my bane, as I could never make up my mind what sort of character to play and stick with....

But...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 June 2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 125,217
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I haven't tried Witcher 3, partly because I...

I haven't tried Witcher 3, partly because I didn't have a machine I thought could run it well, but that is about to change. So I might.

I've started all three of the Dragon Age games at various...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 June 2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 125,217
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Yeah, I don't know what makes them think that...

Yeah, I don't know what makes them think that making games like that online-focused is a highly demanded feature. Adding multiplayer as an online extra is certainly welcome, but making it the...
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 June 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By E. Q. Taft
The first of all (at DL): The Matterhorn! ...

The first of all (at DL): The Matterhorn! (Pretty mild too, though.)

California Screamin' at DCA isn't exceptional, but it's not bad, as fairly standard coasters go.

Apart from that one, the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 June 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 484
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Some of the cartoon episodes are pretty good (I...

Some of the cartoon episodes are pretty good (I like several of the musical episodes -- Mark Evanier can write doggerel like nobody's business; see any issue of Groo the Wanderer featuring the...
Forum: SLC 20 June 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,053
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Apparently, my extended family is largely...

Apparently, my extended family is largely convinced that there was really mass panic after the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, and refused to accept my attempts to debunk it.

Yes, I...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 June 2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 484
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Hello Kitty Happy Birthday, Garfield

Forty years ago today, Jim Davis's cranky cat made his debut in a whopping 41 newspapers across the nation. 41 is not a bad number to start with but if you want to make a living off your strip, you'd...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 June 2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,437
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Their dancing around the subject of separating...

Their dancing around the subject of separating children from their parents would be hilarious if if weren't so infuriating a situation. "Oh, that's not happening. [Yes, it is.] Anyway, Obama was...
Forum: Crash and Burn 19 June 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By E. Q. Taft
The worst thing about the Electric Eel, IMHO, is...

The worst thing about the Electric Eel, IMHO, is that the train is actually going slowly when it makes the twist on the highest rail -- not only prolonging the upside-down time, but making it easy to...
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 June 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I'm actually OK with the older-fashioned looping...

I'm actually OK with the older-fashioned looping roller coasters, because I understand the physics of it. At the speed you're going, the force holding your car to the track is greater than the force...
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 June 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By E. Q. Taft
From a rational point of view, I strongly suspect...

From a rational point of view, I strongly suspect that riding just about any roller coaster in the country is safer than my daily commute.

Doesn't mean I'm ever getting on some of 'em,...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 June 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Florida Roller coaster derails in Daytona Beach, six injured in accident

A roller coaster in Daytona Beach derailed late Thursday, causing two people to fall about 34 feet and sending a total of six people to a local hospital.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 13 June 2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I don't think much of that article. It seems...

I don't think much of that article. It seems intent on equating "depression" to "sadness." Everyone is sad from time to time, usually for very understandable reasons. And yes, learning to cope...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 June 2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 152
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Baseball Phil Murphy signs N.J. sports betting law. You can start betting on Thursday

Get ready to place your bets, New Jersey. For real this time.

Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed a law that authorizes legal sports betting in New Jersey, bringing a nearly decade-long saga to a...
Forum: Business Bytes 11 June 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,716
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Bacon When the original tweet went out last week, my...

When the original tweet went out last week, my guess was that the B would stand for Breakfast, in an attempt to let people know they served other stuff in the morning. I can see the rationale here,...
Forum: Business Bytes 11 June 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,716
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Icon05 IHOP Becomes IHOb, The International House Of ... Burgers

IHOP the International House of Pancakes is changing its name to IHOb and will now feature burgers, the company said in a tweet that was not posted on April Fool's Day. It remains to be seen...
Forum: Moot Court 11 June 2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Supreme Court gives Ohio right to purge thousands of voters from its rolls

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court gave Ohio a victory Monday in a fight over the state's method for removing people from the voter rolls, a practice that civil rights groups said discourages...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 08 June 2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain: celebrity suicides can impact those already on the edge

As news of two celebrity suicides has upset many people around the world this week, it has presented a possibly lethal risk to a segment of the population: those already struggling with their own...
Forum: Techno-Babble 08 June 2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By E. Q. Taft
United States The US Again Has World's Most Powerful Supercomputer

PLENTY OF PEOPLE around the world got new gadgets Friday, but one in Eastern Tennessee stands out. Summit, a new supercomputer unveiled at Oak Ridge National Lab is, unofficially for now, the most...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 June 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,584
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Talking about fundamental disagreements reminds...

Talking about fundamental disagreements reminds me of a conversation I had back, oh, late 1980's or thereabouts, with a delightful old Norwegian fellow named Cornelius. He thought society in general...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 June 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,584
Posted By E. Q. Taft
"An argument is a connected series of statements...

"An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition. It's not just contradiction."

"Look, if I'm going to argue with you, I must take up a contrary position."
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