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Forum Games / Re: Something You've Done
« Last post by dumps on January 14, 2018, 12:42:07 AM »
Oh my god
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Forum Games / Re: Something You've Done
« Last post by Fyndhal on January 12, 2018, 11:09:34 PM »
I worked on a game called "The Back of Beyond" which never got finished. Neil was doing the world creation and background fiction and Tori Amos was slated to do the soundtrack. He came by the office one day (unannounced) and we all sat around in the conference room chatting about the game world. It was a lot of fun.
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Forum Games / Re: Something You've Done
« Last post by dumps on January 12, 2018, 09:11:40 PM »
Lunch...with...Neil...

Okay, I quit.
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General Discussion / Re: Happy Holidays!
« Last post by dumps on January 12, 2018, 08:56:35 AM »
Electric and internet are restored.  No estimate on repairs to siding and gutters.  High temperatures have absolutely nuked most areas of snow.  Only a few mountains are left.  It is nearly sixty degrees out right now, with rain.  The birds are happy.  The temperature will drop to around ten degrees during an absolute downpour, today.  They are anticipating ice accumulation up to a half inch, followed by "heavy, heavy snow."  Everything is shutting down early, for shelter-in-place.  Very good chance we will break snowiest winter in recorded history this weekend.
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Forum Games / Re: Something You've Done
« Last post by Fyndhal on January 11, 2018, 03:41:25 PM »
I :

* have worked on set of a film crew in several capacities
* have been an actor in a video game full motion video
* did not own a cell phone until 2010
* had lunch with Neil Gaiman
* had lunch with George Takei
* have never broken a bone, despite years of contact sports, several car and motorcycle accidents (I rode motocross bikes for 10 years...)
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General Discussion / Re: Happy Holidays!
« Last post by dumps on January 11, 2018, 08:54:42 AM »
Ugh, that is awful, Foo!

Melt is proceeding rapidly here, minor flooding everywhere and a number of phone calls about ice dams on creeks.  Warm again today, with rain.  My neighbor contacted me yesterday to say that the gutters were off my house, and the power lines were down.  Raced home, an ice dam had formed on the east side of my house.  The ice ripped the gutters off the house, shooting some ice chunks laterally like in Christmas Vacation, with the rest collapsing downwards tearing some of the soffet, fascia, and siding off.  It ripped the electrical service off the house, and tore the cable lines off the utility pole at the back of the property.  Just big chunks of ice all over the place, and water pouring everywhere.  Checked the basement for water, and began triaging.  There have been a number of structural collapses in town, including the indoor soccer parks where my nephews play.  Hopefully the falling ice didn't damage anything else.  It would've killed anyone near it, I am glad no windows were broken.  Took Penelec seven hours to get service back to the house.  I've got Spectrum coming over today to reconnect the cable.  Other contractors (siding, gutters, electric) are delayed due to similar problems throughout the area.  My electrician said that he reconnected service to fourteen houses yesterday alone, and that I'll be waiting until customers with outages are restored. 

A cubic foot of water weighs about 62.4 pounds.  I estimated the width and depth of the ice dam to have been two feet by one foot, and that section of the house has a 30 foot roof line.  That results a total ice weight on that section to be 1.7 standard tons of weight.  Or, the weight of an adult full grown walrus falling off my roof.
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General Discussion / Re: Happy Holidays!
« Last post by Doctor Foorums on January 10, 2018, 06:34:40 PM »
So when it was -22C last week, I discovered my windshield pump freezes up and doesn't work! That was fun.
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Forum Games / Re: Something You've Done
« Last post by dumps on January 10, 2018, 11:29:14 AM »
I went to a wedding with Madonna's family.  She wasn't there, but it was a good time.
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General Discussion / Re: Happy Holidays!
« Last post by dumps on January 09, 2018, 03:49:32 PM »
It snowed!  We are up to 133 inches.  Then it rained and iced, and will be weird again tomorrow.
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General Discussion / Re: Happy Holidays!
« Last post by Escheresque on January 09, 2018, 02:43:13 AM »
Ooh! Ooh! We got rain today! It was exciting =D
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