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by PracticalM
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2074: Airplanes and Spaceships
Replies: 40
Views: 6898

Re: 2074: Airplanes and Spaceships

I like Michael F. Flynn's novel Firestar as a driving a new vehicle science fiction world building.
Big fan of the rest of the series as well. Plus In the Country of the Blind and Eifelheim.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/416330.Firestar
by PracticalM
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"
Replies: 38
Views: 10252

Re: 1952: "Backpack Decisions"

I have been enjoying my satchel from Kodiak Leather Co. The only issue is my daughter complaining about a buffalo dying to become my satchel. Which I replied it's better than me using a live buffalo.
https://www.kodiakleather.com/product-p ... -pre-order
by PracticalM
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1893: "Thread"
Replies: 34
Views: 8515

Re: 1893: "Thread"

It's a Dragon Riders of Pern reference. (Auto correct tried to turn that into Perl which would be interesting Dragon Riders of Perl)

Thread falls from space and it's bad. They use dragons and dragon riders to fight it. Not a great summary but the books are classic though I haven't read them yet.
by PracticalM
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"
Replies: 85
Views: 18453

Re: 1769: "Never seen Star Wars"

Typical conversations around the office: Two co-workers turn up and start talking: "Did you see the football* last night?" "Yea, abysmal display from the reds. The blues sported much harder than them#." "No the reds were sporting hard, but they didn't sport smart enough.&qu...
by PracticalM
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 14517

Re: 1768: "Settling"

Did you ever have to make up your mind Pick up on one and leave the other behind It's not often easy and not often kind Did you ever have to make up your mind Did you ever have to finally decide Say yes to one and let the other one ride There's so many changes and tears you must hide Did you ever ha...
by PracticalM
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1708: "Dehydration"
Replies: 109
Views: 16457

Re: 1708: "Dehydration"

I find if I drink more than about 120 oz of water a day, I just can't drink any more.

I do find my skin to improve when I drink about that much daily. Less dryness. Does not help as much when I go out too long and get sunburned though.
by PracticalM
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1665: "City Talk Pages"
Replies: 75
Views: 14182

Re: 1665: "City Talk Pages"

1 <city_name>'s political/social leanings 2 Mormons 3 new Environment section 4 See Also: 5 WikiProject Southern California Assessment 6 Suggestion 7 Nickname 8 Diversity 9 Image:<city_name>, CA at night.jpg 10 sources? 11 Largest US city not administrative center of second tier government 12 Coming...
by PracticalM
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1658: "Estimating Time"
Replies: 25
Views: 6086

Re: 1658: "Estimating Time"

I once did quite a bit of research on my own time trying to figure out how professional project managers combat Hofstadter's Law, thinking "Well hell, if it's common enough to have a name, there must be a solution, right?" It's a deep, dark rabbit hole that involves endless exercise in pl...
by PracticalM
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1534: "Beer"
Replies: 249
Views: 59697

Re: 1534: "Beer"

I've never found beer tasty, despite my friends bringing a number of different beers to try. I prefer cider and I thank the gluten free clamoring for cider to becoming more available. I saw the list of beers to try above and I might get around to trying those if I can find them. Not particularly fon...
by PracticalM
Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1470: "Kix"
Replies: 112
Views: 21681

Re: 1470: "Kix"

As some one who lives in the midwest I'll just state that corn takes much more water then wheat to grow I've got family in western kansas who farm and if you want to grow corn there you require irrigation yet wheat grows just fine if you let the field rest a year between crops and recoup moisture. ...
by PracticalM
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1470: "Kix"
Replies: 112
Views: 21681

Re: 1470: "Kix"

I've had it with these mother fucking Kix on this mother fucking plane.

Not sure why I had to say that but it was funny to me at the time.
by PracticalM
Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ascension
Replies: 4
Views: 2341

Re: Ascension

I enjoyed the 3 part series but I don't know how they would flesh it out further. Pros. I think they handled Christa getting her powers very well. The honey pot was an interesting set up I think the mystery of who was behind the explosions was done well Cons. While I think the politics of a generati...
by PracticalM
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0116: "No-Rules NASCAR"
Replies: 60
Views: 20402

Re: What-If 0116: "No-Rules NASCAR"

cellocgw wrote:
Caesar wrote:In a "No Rules NASCAR", the speed of your vehicle wouldn't really matter. I would send a tank and shoot the other drivers.
With blue shells.


Just sayin...


Sixth edition of Car Wars coming soon.
http://www.sjgames.com/car-wars/
by PracticalM
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1420: "Watches"
Replies: 88
Views: 19916

Re: 1420: "Watches"

I prefer my analog pocket watch that used to be my great grandfathers
by PracticalM
Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

Yes but in one of the wikis it seems to be the reward to a quest as well. I can't seem to find the start of that quest though.
by PracticalM
Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

I've been looking for the yew log into planks recipe and I it seems to say I should get it at the strangers but no quest is there. Any suggestions?

Also I pulled my son (Silvermore) out of the guild because he stopped playing. I occasionally send the character on tasks though.
by PracticalM
Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-if ####: "Global Windstorm" (mashable.com)
Replies: 17
Views: 24657

What-if ####: "Global Windstorm" (mashable.com)

Q. What would happen if the Earth and all terrestrial objects suddenly stopped spinning, but the atmosphere retained its velocity? — Andrew Brown A. NEARLY EVERYONE WOULD DIE. Then things would get interesting. http://mashable.com/2014/08/23/what-if-randall-munroe-excerpt/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-l...
by PracticalM
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

Grop wrote:
Izawwlgood wrote:Also, who is Fillipk?


IG name would be Silvermore I think.


He is my son.
by PracticalM
Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

Yeah, if you've got spare Boen, Ghur, Kria, or Sair bits, I'll take them. I don't think I can reliably work Ocra yet, and while I've got Xiru and Zius recipes, I'm a ways away from being able to do anything with them. Tin, Chromium, Silver, and Iron nuggets - I need those in three along with a sing...
by PracticalM
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

After some misadventures my Amethyst mine is working now. How many amethysts do people want/need? I need them for alchemy progression and they look to be going for a good price on the market.
by PracticalM
Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

I'm stuck on the Sir Choubad Headaches quest until I can get to 35 Forest (about 25 right now), Stuck on Cerrydwen quest More Clues until I get 20 Mountain (under 15 currently). Doing some dungeon farming for cash to buy clothes as well as working on things to increase my own sewing to improve my cl...
by PracticalM
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 238469

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Mine's short for Practical Mustache
by PracticalM
Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

So I looked (made a bunch of camps) through Gruffgoat Hills for the place to extract uncut amethyst and I couldn't find it. Looked on a few maps and didn't see a quarry location. Any one know where this might be?
by PracticalM
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

I'm pretty sure I'm going to have problems doing the 35/35 explore part. I keep looking for places to explore that might raise the skill. I've hit a few walls where my Hunting Skill can't go up with the equipment I have. Jewelry also seems to have hit a wall. I think I'm going to hit some dungeons u...
by PracticalM
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1386: "People are Stupid"
Replies: 256
Views: 45726

Re: 1386: "People are Stupid"

Xenomortis wrote:
Khaz wrote:I dare you to maintain your point of view while you're being incinerated by a nuclear warhead, probably sometime next year or so.

History suggests this won't happen.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
by PracticalM
Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

amethyst, jade and obsidian


Does it matter how many facets? Right now none of these help me level but I should be able to fix that soon. I think I have some smalls of these if that will help
by PracticalM
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

Is the Chanderian route quest in the Enorwen trading post worth the 5 gold? I don't have a lot of gold right now

Also any recommendations for getting swamp up to 15? I got it up to 10 but not sure which companion gives me a swamp bonus, can't get the explorer yet.
by PracticalM
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Dealing with ebook DRM
Replies: 4
Views: 3970

Re: Dealing with ebook DRM

There are tools like epub converter to remove DRM from books you've bought from Amazon. http://www.epubconverter.com
I prefer to just not buy any books that have DRM. (Which means the paper version mostly.)
by PracticalM
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

Sending you these three , but you shouldn't make so many kids . I don't need payment for such work that is making me level. Also 20 leadership tabards can be looted, which is why I expected everyone to have them already, and them to not sell for crazy prices on market. I've been trying to get m...
by PracticalM
Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

Crafting some 20 leadership tabards; I don't expect anyone has lower stuff, but if you do please tell me before I sell them on market. I suppose I will make some better stuff in a close future. Apparently I'm behind the times, I only have a 10 leadership tabard. I'm sure my kids don't have better e...
by PracticalM
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

Okay shifted to hunting boar meat Have 30 boar meat, 57 Bovine, 70 Cevid, and 6 Hare Who should I send it to? Another random question is which quest unlocks Rumors of Ghosts. I've done the exorcism quest line but no quests show up on Karisto Fel Do I have to finish the Bad Neighbors quest line? You...
by PracticalM
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

Okay shifted to hunting boar meat
Have 30 boar meat, 57 Bovine, 70 Cevid, and 6 Hare

Who should I send it to?

Another random question is which quest unlocks Rumors of Ghosts. I've done the exorcism quest line but no quests show up on Karisto Fel
Do I have to finish the Bad Neighbors quest line?
by PracticalM
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

Who is collecting meat for the festivals? I have 70 bear meat right now and doing more bear hunting as well.

I have more of other types as well.
by PracticalM
Fri May 16, 2014 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

I feel I am rapidly losing interest in this game. It was fun while it lasted, but as I said early in this thread, this kind of game usually doesn't hold my interest for long. In the next few days I might attempt to give away all my stuff to all of you. I may be getting there too. I was hoping the m...
by PracticalM
Fri May 16, 2014 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

Ixtellor wrote:In marl block production the biggest road block is chisels. I think I only made like 60 blocks yesterday because that was the most chisels I could barter for.


Should I pick up metal working just to work on chisels for the guild hall?

I can mix that up with dungeons to up my combat skills.
by PracticalM
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

So, I've run in to this thing with Stonecutting where the highest level thing I can make only gives me a 9.7 chance to level up. Is this because my character's skill level (Actual Skill? What do you call this) is 22, but my effective is only 17, which barely squeezes in to the "you only level ...
by PracticalM
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

Izawwlgood wrote:The invitation to lecture quest is kind of hard to figure out; you need to go around to Craneharbor and Hawkaria, and look for 'Invite [person] to lecture' actions in the various buildings.


I finished that part of it, but I still have a scroll from the ending of that quest
by PracticalM
Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

Couple of questions. I can't seem to train Mountains any more in the pioneer camp but I'm still not high enough in mountains to complete the falcon quest. Any suggestions on how to raise my mountain? So far I can't hunt or tame there either which would have been my next trick. Should I go looking f...
by PracticalM
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

Couple of questions. I can't seem to train Mountains any more in the pioneer camp but I'm still not high enough in mountains to complete the falcon quest. Any suggestions on how to raise my mountain? So far I can't hunt or tame there either which would have been my next trick. Should I go looking fo...
by PracticalM
Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 545897

Re: Therian Saga

This is from the Bay 12 forums. It's a vendor list and what they sell.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... ring#gid=0

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