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by Vaprak
Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: VP picks
Replies: 244
Views: 8112

Re: VP picks

Actually, from what I read Palin is FOR birth control (contraceptives, the pill, etc) but AGAINST abortion. I'm curious to read where it's been said that she is a supporter of abstinence as birth control as the only method. I've also read that Palin is a member of a rather large feminist movement fw...
by Vaprak
Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: VP picks
Replies: 244
Views: 8112

Re: VP picks

by Vaprak
Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: VP picks
Replies: 244
Views: 8112

Re: VP picks

I was totally onboard with Palin until I found out that she supported teaching creationism alongside evolution in schools. ANYONE that thinks creationism is a even a remotely miniscule chance of a valid idealogy is a complete WHACKJOB in my mind. I'm not a big fan of pro-life people either, but I ca...
by Vaprak
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: New Large Plasma TV - 1080p or no?
Replies: 32
Views: 1627

Re: New Large Plasma TV - 1080p or no?

I still don't see any reason to get rid of my current TV:
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by Vaprak
Wed May 28, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Dragonspear Castle
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: Dragonspear Castle

I didn't write this zone originally, but I did convert it from Homeland to Toril. As such I was the one who set the stats where they are now, and purposely set the stats in the moderate to reasonable range instead of following the age-old EQ inflation scheme. If I recall correctly badges were allowe...
by Vaprak
Sun May 11, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Problems with Rising Fuel Costs
Replies: 128
Views: 4025

Re: Problems with Rising Fuel Costs

Riding cycle in rain isn't so bad with a windshield (and you hardly notice it with a full dress bike), as long as you don't hydroplane. I've been caught in a rainstorm before with my windshield off, and I must say that rain at 50-60mph tends to hurt. Alot. Riding in winter isn't so bad either if the...
by Vaprak
Wed May 07, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Problems with Rising Fuel Costs
Replies: 128
Views: 4025

Re: Problems with Rising Fuel Costs

I haven't put any of this into a spreadsheet and I'm not an accountant or a numbers guy, but here's what I think of rising gas prices: - Oil is traded globally using the US dollar. - Oil, when traded in US dollars, is at record highs. - The US Dollar is worth record lows compared to other global cur...
by Vaprak
Tue May 06, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: T2 Ideas Archive
Topic: Homeland Illithids under review
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Homeland Illithids under review

Mana Drain only works on lower level mobs. The healing power for single target "lend health" works by giving some of the PSI's HPs to the target. "crisis of breath" isn't a standard silence skill in the sense of silence person on toril. It causes autonomic breathing to become ext...
by Vaprak
Fri May 02, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Rainbow kisses and dogs chasing their own tail
Replies: 190
Views: 7478

Re: Rainbow kisses and dogs chasing their own tail

Actually I hadn't even pondered anyone's alleged affinity for goats when I posted the Vend-a-Goat picture. It's just a picture that always makes me smile, more-so than rainbow kisses (the idea of which makes me want to vomit blood). I also get a healthy chuckle out of pictures of paint drying. I do ...
by Vaprak
Thu May 01, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Rainbow kisses and dogs chasing their own tail
Replies: 190
Views: 7478

Re: Rainbow kisses and dogs chasing their own tail

Image

The only picture worth posting. Ever.
by Vaprak
Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Computer Field Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1611

The CISSP is specific to information security.

You'd basically be bustin chops on people that do stupid stuff that exposes the company or companies that you work for to security threats and helping design secure infrastructure.
by Vaprak
Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Computer Field Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1611

I have no college degree. I have an A+ cert (most basic 15 minute test I've ever taken) that is completely worthless. I have a Network+ cert (second easiest computer test I've ever taken. Took me approximately 20 minutes to finish). I use knowledge from the test material covered on this test on a da...
by Vaprak
Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Which Republican are you supporting in the primaries?
Replies: 83
Views: 12470

While I consider myself to be mostly a moderate leaning towards Libretarian, I cannot in good faith vote for anyone who favors the Gold Standard over the Federal Reserve. I refuse to register as a republican or democrat because I'm neither, but if I was forced to register as republican I couldn't in...
by Vaprak
Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Yar!
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Avast!



R!
by Vaprak
Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: US ruling makes server RAM a 'document'?
Replies: 14
Views: 1317

Simple case of yet another judge or government official not having any clue at all about technology. None.
by Vaprak
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Apartment T-1 to wireless router?
Replies: 20
Views: 2241

The problem with hooking up your wireless router the way you are is that you are effectively using it merely as a wireless access point instead of a wireless router. Being as you are getting a DHCP address from the appartment's DHCP server and not your router's you are most likely opening up all you...
by Vaprak
Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: www.shadowscream.com
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

Is shadows cream similar to ice cream? If so, I approve also.
by Vaprak
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: T2 Announcements Archive
Topic: - TorilMUD's Icon Bidding Announcement -
Replies: 66
Views: 17370

Doh! I just spent $394 on Amazon last week :(
by Vaprak
Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Help me Pick a New PC Laptop
Replies: 20
Views: 2645

While I wouldn't buy an HP Pavillion, I certainly wouldn't ever buy a Dell. Ever. I ran a service shop at a computer store for 8 years. While it may be a tad out of your price range, I'm 100% satisfied with my HP business class notebook (not a Pavillion). I have an HP nc8430, which is a widescreen 1...
by Vaprak
Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Looking for some old player logs
Replies: 11
Views: 1709

Anyone have a log of the Dragonnia spank? That might qualify for the earliest high level difficult massive instance on a MMORPG ever. .
by Vaprak
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Help no longer needed, thanks :)
Replies: 89
Views: 16233

But in regards to being confident...that is a LOT easier said than done. I don't think confidence can be faked either. I just mentioned to someone that I don't think I could just go up to a stranger and start up a conversation. There is no pretending about it, if you go up to the person, that is co...
by Vaprak
Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Toril 2.0 Discussion
Topic: Hopeful for consideration...a couple things
Replies: 6
Views: 1298

Myself personally, I don't think there is nearly enough compromise. Why should everyone be able to have the best stats on every item for every slot for all occasions? I think it's a good idea that people need to switch out equipment for different circumstances, whether it be fighting melee mobs ala ...
by Vaprak
Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Stock Market
Replies: 24
Views: 2130

IANAFA (I am not a financial advisor), but if you're doing good with your 401k and maxing it out (or at least making sure that you're getting the max matching from your employer) the next best option for long term investment is usually a Roth IRA vested in a diversified portfolio of mutual funds (In...
by Vaprak
Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Stock Market
Replies: 24
Views: 2130

I invest for the long haul, so blips like this just mean that I get to buy in at a lower price.
by Vaprak
Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Real ID
Replies: 28
Views: 2797

If I'm forced to carry an ID that has all of my information embeded on a RFID chip, I will be switching to a lead-lined tin foil wallet, which consequently will match my hat.

RFID is SOoOOOOOOSOSOOSOSOSOSOSO insecure.
by Vaprak
Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Real ID
Replies: 28
Views: 2797

Some points of this are good. However, the Real ID Act of 2005 was a measure that almost every state in the union has problems with, yet was attached to a millitary spending bill that no congressman or senator in their right mind would vote against. The Real ID act will most likely make it easier fo...
by Vaprak
Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: TorilMUD Fitness Megathread - New Years Resolutions Ahoy!
Replies: 83
Views: 13659

This is how I quit smoking: Rule #1: Don't buy any cigarettes. Eventually your friends will get sick of you bumming and cut you off. Rule #2: Don't put any cigarettes in your mouth. It's terribly difficult to smoke a ciggarette if you don't put it in your mouth. Also keep it out of your nose also fo...
by Vaprak
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: The Bartle Test For MUD/MMORPG Players
Replies: 8
Views: 1484

Based on your answers, you are SAEK. Breakdown: Achiever 60.00%, Explorer 53.33%, Killer 20.00%, Socializer 66.67% SAEK players enjoy socializing more than anything else, but they also like to achieve the goals within the game. Often, the increase in social status that comes with defeating a powerfu...
by Vaprak
Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Hacking Democracy
Replies: 23
Views: 2154

Ambar wrote:anyone that says ATM and machine in the same sentence should be shot :(


You're note aware of Automated Teller Machine machines then?
by Vaprak
Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: crash-test dummies and whatnot!
Replies: 52
Views: 9238

Izans is not a long zone if done well (record is under an hour I believe), and often averages on the 90 minute timeline similar to the pop. But it can be a fairly long zone if done improperly or if someone makes a mistake whereby the CR is limited to one of only a few possible means, all of which in...
by Vaprak
Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Vote for your favourite album of all time!
Replies: 15
Views: 1816

Sort of in order by album, but difficult to realy rank things. Medle - Pink Floyd Animals - Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin Umma Gumma Disc II - Pink Floyd The Wall - Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd Aenima - Tool IV - Led Zeppelin Are You Ex...
by Vaprak
Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: anybody want this?
Replies: 15
Views: 1326

I thought Shevy fixed these stupid spammers? Sigh...
by Vaprak
Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: WEWTZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3982

good idea vaprak, that technique is called en papillote. use a little bit of white wine to help steam it. also in my recipe thread you can find a hollandaise recipe substitte white wine or vinegar for the lemon and it will come out just fine. put the hollandaise over some steamed fish or vegies or ...
by Vaprak
Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: WEWTZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3982

Hey Am! Here's brain puzzle for you. I'm allergic to lemons. Can't do limes either. Gimme a recipe for FISH that doesn't involve those and one that doesn't take a genius to cook! (Preferrably grilled, not fried.) *wink* Thanx Make a quick garlic butter (soft butter, crushed fresh garlic folded toge...
by Vaprak
Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: WEWTZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 31
Views: 3982

Also for anyone that will be sending care packs to our little semen er seaman. I'd recommend using the US Postal Service flat-rate boxes. You can load them with as heavy of stuff as you want and it doesn't cost you any more. However, if you're just going to send ramen noodles, it ain't worth it.
by Vaprak
Sat Aug 19, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Noise...quest for a silent computer
Replies: 21
Views: 2529

Another thing that will eventually be an improvement on noise will be the Intel Robson technology. It's basically flash memory on the motherboard somewhere between 512MB and 4GB that is a pre-cache for the HD. This should allow for the PC to shut down the HDs most of the time, which should decrease ...
by Vaprak
Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Noise...quest for a silent computer
Replies: 21
Views: 2529

I have a Mac mini, if for no other reason than to play around with OS X. It is extremely quiet as far as fan noise goes, but the little notebook HD is sort of noisy. It's also extremely slow, and well a mac. If you're going to do a PC, ditto what Kiffle said with the additional information being to ...
by Vaprak
Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Snakes on a Plane Advertisement (You'll lol)
Replies: 10
Views: 1222

Shevarash wrote:I sent the phone message to Shar.

Hah.


Apparently Shev hasn't been home to check his voice mail yet. I sent one of every possible combonation.
by Vaprak
Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Logs
Topic: Hit and Run
Replies: 17
Views: 2340

In 2.0, Dragons will present their vulnerable areas to you and calmly wait for you to hack them to pieces so that you may score more fat loot without risk. This is probably the best part about 2.0 I've heard so far! Yay! If I make a drow elf ranger can I solo all dragons, or just the white ones?
by Vaprak
Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:04 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: The answer to everyones problems
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Best. Skill. Ever!
by Vaprak
Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Computer Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 1890

I was sick of my PC overheating all the time so went back to my trusty old 486DX33. It runs DOS 6.22 a little slow, but it's worth it for sure!
by Vaprak
Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 46
Views: 5303

Gormal wrote:If Snurgt came back we'd need to add the 90+ category.


Is 90+ his age or how many ounces of gold he used to have his teeth capped?
by Vaprak
Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: ICQ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1953

I use trillian and skype both.
by Vaprak
Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Jot invasion 6/20
Replies: 72
Views: 11752

As much as I hate to say it with all this negativity being pointed at the changes, I was (I believe) the person who originally suggested modifying the zone to make it viable again. My suggestion was this: a) make glammad shoud to summon any remaining beards so that you have to fight all of these mob...
by Vaprak
Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: I bet most of you wont read the whole thing..
Replies: 105
Views: 19091

tin foil hats anyone? Think about the accusations you are making, they are out of line and your disgusting for making them. Reading stuff like this really makes me angry. Although a lot of this conspiracy theory is FUD, there are several concepts that are based upon scientific proofs, which don't l...
by Vaprak
Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: I bet most of you wont read the whole thing..
Replies: 105
Views: 19091

I read the entire article, and much of the sources it draws information from such as nearly everything on wtc7.com. think it is plausible to believe that the building collapses were controlled demolitions due to: a) no other steel frame structure has ever collapsed due to a fire. EVER. Yet 3 buildin...
by Vaprak
Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:19 am
Forum: T2 Gameplay Discussion Archive
Topic: Top 5 Code Requests
Replies: 130
Views: 17045

My number 1 request!

The MUD needs this badly!

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by Vaprak
Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Increased fine enforcement for butt litter
Replies: 126
Views: 16231

On a kind of funny side note, I have never drunk, smoke, or done drugs. The worst thing I've done is drank..and drank......and draaank mountain dew. That stuff gives you a murderous headache if you even think about switching to water or something. I'd hate to know what suffering smokers go through,...
by Vaprak
Thu Jun 01, 2006 4:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Increased fine enforcement for butt litter
Replies: 126
Views: 16231

Minneapolis-St Paul is actually a terrible example. Nobody can cater to smokers because it's against the law to cater to smokers, and being a metro area it's fully of hippies that a) vote for these sort of laws that bust personal freedoms like these all to heck and b) won't get off my lawn. Pretty s...
by Vaprak
Wed May 31, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Increased fine enforcement for butt litter
Replies: 126
Views: 16231

I for one welcome our new removal of all personal freedom overlords!

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