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  1. As someone from West Virginia I found Nick's story hilarious. My family used to take those mountain roads during summer when we'd go on vacation to Virginia Beach and my Dad would drive like a maniac on them while my brother, my mother, and I would hold on for dear life. I'm not sure if we were driving the same roads as these were two lane roads that went past Seneca Rocks and through the Green Bank radio silence zone or whatever (if Nick was driving through there it might explain his lack of cell reception as it's government mandated to aid the radio telescopes at Green Bank, though large parts of the state are simply without cell coverage regardless of that). Having lived in the state for 37 years it occurs to me that I've never been to either of the two big ski resorts (Snow Shoe and Canaan Valley) this is likely because I am clumsy as fuck and would likely die by self inflicted hoisting off this mortal coil.
  2. Elite: Dangerous (Kickstarter)

    A 980Ti and I'm running in 1920x1440@75Hz on an old sgi branded Trinitron CRT. I think I may have cropped some bits of those pictures out but I can't remember for certain.
  3. Elite: Dangerous (Kickstarter)

    I've been playing quite a bit recently and I've been using my Imperial Courier a bit more than my Eagle lately. With level 3 dirty drive upgrades or whatever I can get it going pretty damned fast and it actually turns pretty well (almost 60 degrees per second, while my Eagle does a bit over 70 degrees per second if I remember correctly). I was playing in conflict zones and the Eagle just doesn't hold up very well under fire...its perfect for taking out clippers and pythons in RES bounty hunting areas along with the occasional bigger ship...but in a CZ where you're getting hit by multiple ships the Eagle is hard to keep in one piece. I think my Eagle looks slightly better, but the ICourier doesn't look bad with the same bright yellow paint job (though it looks more orange in that picture as I was near a red dwarf at the time). Edit: Oh and here's my Eagle for comparison's sake:
  4. Elite: Dangerous (Kickstarter)

    DAMMIT, I am now going to have to get at least a few of these...purple so I can have shadow ship laser beams, and green because I like the way green laser beams look! Edit: I guess I should like green beam lasers given my user name! I bought all seven colors so I can do stupid things!

    If I remember, my accidental feeding of people to rats did count against me (I was apparently hiding people unconscious in an area where they were later being eaten by rats...I realized this when I witnessed it at some point and was horrified to realize THAT was the thing I was doing that kept getting me a few people on my kill count). I was thinking I was being humane and it turned out I was a far worse monster than if I had just stabbed the guys. Edit: I should add this was in the first game...not sure if that will happen in the new one. If it does my character is apparently some unintentional bumbling Willard type killer.

    Thanks for posting this, as I was getting ready to ask if the disc had much of the install at all (or any for that matter)!
  7. Elite: Dangerous (Kickstarter)

    My Asp doesn't look quite that nice, but it looks ok (its my workhorse for cargo and stuff like that)
  8. Battlefield 1

    That's actually a real gun too...the world's smallest pistol produced in numbers I think. I remember seeing a video of one years back and when I heard it was going to be in Battlefield it made me happy because it is the right level of hilariously impractical and historically real for the game.
  9. Elite: Dangerous (Kickstarter)

    Someone complemented me on my bright yellow Eagle with stuff on it. Said it looked very nice and sporty. Its always cool when you run into someone in this game and they strike up a conversation, makes it feel more alive!
  10. HOWL O'WEEN (Halloween)

    I thought about just buying a fez and being lazy...but I'm too lazy for even that
  11. HOWL O'WEEN (Halloween)

    After I posted this pic last year people told me I should dress up as Matt Smith's version of the Doctor for Halloween: Truth is I'm too lazy to put together a costume!
  12. Elite: Dangerous (Kickstarter)

    I'm pretty sure the MS Sidewinder 2 works in Windows 10 as its what I'm using (well, I'm actually using a Sidewinder FFB 2...but its close enough that I would imagine if Win10 detects one it should work with the other). I'd guess that your stick probably is dead. I regretted replacing my old SWFFB2 with a Logitech G940...I managed to find a new in box MS SWFFB2 a year or two ago on ebay that was perfect...I wasn't fond of the rubberized plastic handle of the red button model, so I replaced it with the handle off a regular Sidewinder 2. I'm using a Warthog throttle and a set of Saitek rudder pedals with it, so its a completely mismatched setup but it works well enough!
  13. Pepe Politics

    I first saw it (pepe) when a coworker had a depiction of sad pepe (made from those little plastic ring things that people make depictions of pixel art with) at work beside his picture of George Costanza and I thought it was either the "get out" frog from Something Awful or Frog from Chrono Trigger and asked him about it and he said it was a meme originating from a comic strip. I just looked it up and I guess the plastic things are perler beads.
  14. Ripley's Believe it or Not!

    I always think of the one with Jack Palance from the 80's.
  15. Keiji Inafune's Mighty No.9

    I remember regretting not backing that...but it sounds like I dodged a bullet there at least. (I still regret not backing mid-air, as it looks like the sort of game I want to play as soon as I can)