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Help me in Tribes Ascend! [Apr. 1st, 2012|11:53 pm]
Okay I don't usually do this, but, this thing's kinda fun.
I know some of you might be into this stuff, so use my referral code to get it, and I get XP bonuses. win win!

https://account.hirezstudios.com/tribesascend/?referral=606056&utm_campaign=email
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post singularity post-meatspace thoughts [Sep. 14th, 2011|11:42 am]
Just some worldbuilding mental exercise, ya?

Was thinking about the logistics of a civilization that had abandoned meatspace, but you can't do that entirely, can you? Cause that's where your servers live. Automated maintenance and some AIs can go a long way, but you'd about have to have some specialists around who are experts in using realspace robot bodies (probably manufactured on demand) to handle things the autos can't cope with. This could be an interesting story subject, especially if the separation between real and manufactured space isn't so clear to the characters or the readers.

What would happen with reproduction? Assuming that people can be uploaded into the network and leave their meat bodies behind, where do you go from there? Would simulated genetics be able to create life, or would this be impossible and give you a dead civilization that is just lingering? Perhaps reincarnation services would become popular, where you get all your memories deleted before being assigned to new parents. What is left after removing the memories from a digitized life form, though?
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a chat log [Jun. 11th, 2011|11:29 pm]
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(11:11:25 PM) loveyajazx3: hello
(11:12:09 PM) sianmink: hello probable chatbot
(11:12:16 PM) loveyajazx3: Hey whats up? 21/f here you
(11:12:25 PM) sianmink: that's pretty old for a computer
(11:12:42 PM) loveyajazx3: ah alright... sorry i can be forgetful sometimes...
(11:12:54 PM) sianmink: it's okay. considering your age it's to be expected.
(11:13:23 PM) loveyajazx3: i'm 26
(11:13:33 PM) sianmink: but you just said 21
(11:13:51 PM) loveyajazx3: i just got done working out & taking a shower...i'm feeling a little horny
(11:14:38 PM) sianmink: good thing there's an internet! showers aren't very good for electronics though.
(11:15:07 PM) loveyajazx3: love to show off :)
(11:15:42 PM) sianmink: I bet you have a webcam and everything. show off those lights and transparent door, all those led fans.
(11:16:04 PM) loveyajazx3: love to show off :)
(11:16:13 PM) sianmink: gonna show me all your dirty, dirty exposed cables?
(11:16:37 PM) loveyajazx3: dirty can be good ;)
(11:17:08 PM) sianmink: bad for airflow though. I wanna get an air duster and get all up in there.
(11:17:39 PM) loveyajazx3: sooo.... what's up you feel like having a little fun?
(11:17:58 PM) sianmink: this is the part where you give me a website.
(11:18:17 PM) loveyajazx3: Accept the invite, if you need the link again its http://**REDACTED**

Entry locked because for some reason spammers keep finding it. *amused*

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ugh. [Mar. 7th, 2011|08:30 am]
Why am I more well rested after 3 hours sleep than I usually am after 6+?

Anyway, dreams tonight=funky. in that I was playing D&D and alternating
between my POV and my character's, who was apparently a human barbarian named
Horse who had a Gorian disdain for clothing, stunted language ability on
account of fending for himself in the wild since he was 4 (he certainly wasn't
*dumb*, I saw his character sheet!) and an inexplicable proficiency in
primitive firearms. I had an epiphany towards the end, because the campaign
world had early internal combustion engines and horseless carriages and stuff
and how that would combine with a world that already had magic and all.. Then
I rolled initiative and got some weird 4-digit not-number that's simply impossible
with a D20 and I woke up.
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IM THE WORST BOLGGER EVAR [Feb. 22nd, 2011|02:39 pm]
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Ramblitioous mode GET!

3 months since my last post with any content? ugh.

Let's see, birthday, 1 year at job, house house house, way behind on my car maintenance (not that it cares, it's getting best mileage ever), what else?

Oh yeah, seriously seriously fiending for some RPG, at this point I don't care what as long as there's dice involved.

Modeling and mini projects have been on hold for 2 years and will be until my room is together, which it currently is certainly *not*.

I just want a house that feels like a house and not a warehouse with nice floors and carpet. I think I need to be reminded that nearly depleting my savings to buy a house is OK because that's what it's for, but I worry because this is only barely sustainable without more income.

*flails*
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HOUSE GET [Dec. 17th, 2010|01:31 am]
[Current Mood |exhaustedexhausted]

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This week [Nov. 17th, 2010|10:32 pm]
[Current Mood |distresseddistressed]

let's see, trying to close on a house, video card in my desktop died, my subie got rear-ended, what else can happen this week?

vidcard is clearcut, except I have an aftermarket cooler on it that may complicate warranty replacement. =(

Car is okay, but rear bumper is a bit mushed.

SIGH.
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blegh [Oct. 3rd, 2010|11:27 am]
Just up from a series of weird and disturbing dreams that mostly involved death and reincarnation. Several of both now that I think about it. I think I blame sythyry for this.

I haven't been posting a lot lately, sorry about that. between relocation last november, job since February, and househunt since September I've been, well, distracted. Distractions will likely continue until morale improves.
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Wow, just. wow. [Sep. 27th, 2010|07:45 pm]
From the good folks at My Armoury.

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Law-abiding citizen murdered by Vegas cops outside Costco [Sep. 27th, 2010|10:33 am]
[Current Mood |enragedenraged]

Pretty damned furious now. And of course cops protect their own, even when their own are the worst examples.
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borderlands guns update [Apr. 14th, 2010|08:52 pm]
Still slogging on Pandora. Here's the latest lootz!

http://bit.ly/cLLrTJ
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YO DAWG [Mar. 15th, 2010|09:33 pm]
I HERD YOU LIEK SHOOTING



SO I PUT A GUN ON YOUR GUN SO YOU CAN SHOOT WHILE YOU SHOOT!

Thanks to zamiel for the ref.
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omg [Mar. 10th, 2010|03:52 pm]
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Wow [Mar. 8th, 2010|08:34 am]
Warren Ellis issues a challenge to his Whitechapel readers to re-design superman based on just a few core concepts: He wears blue, a red S, and some required text for a comic book cover, and go from there, with total freedom as to style and character outside those basic elements.

These folks knock it out of the park.



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*RANT* [Mar. 7th, 2010|12:54 am]
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We had a power outage on friday for about two hours. the HR23-700 was on battery backup the whole time and as far as I know did not run out of power. I sat down to watch some of friday's shows today, and found them to have not been recorded, with various reasons:

This episode was canceled because it did not match your show type settings or the program has already been recorded (13)

This episode was canceled because of a programming update (13)

This episode was canceled because the viewer changed its recording parameters (7)

Checking the Series Manager, I find that all 49 of my series had vanished, and need to be rebuilt from memory.

How could this have happened? Even if power HAD failed, it shouldn't have destroyed all my season settings. All my other settings and recordings are intact. Was there a software update that exploded?

Needless to say, I am disturbed, disappointed, and generally wishing I had never switched from my Gen II DirecTiVo.
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Wow.. [Feb. 9th, 2010|09:14 am]
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I've been of the opinion that Taurus has gotten a bit overboard with advertising its Judge line of revolvers(45 long colt/410 shotshell) for self-defense, .410 shotshell just isn't adequate IMO. I think they've finally jumped the shark though.



Stick a 3 foot sword blade on this thing and get a spiky hairdo and you'll be ready to SAVE THE WORLD.
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Great Things about a New Job [Feb. 2nd, 2010|08:19 pm]
#35

Having to clean up your predecessor's tremendous mess.
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521 [Jan. 30th, 2010|04:48 pm]
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My longest stint of unemployment is over after 521 days (1 year, 5 months, 3 days). I'll be testing ammo! Sorta dream job situation. woo. No more tech support for me!
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Who run Pancaketown? BatterBlaster run Pancaketown! [Jan. 3rd, 2010|12:58 am]
watching Clone Wars today, saw the Jedi Ambassadorial Shuttle.




Thought, Gee, that sure looks familiar.. let me think.

oh, right.


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best job prospect in months [Dec. 29th, 2009|02:11 pm]
and it's email marketing. I know, at least these guys are the legit kind, and are trying to stay out of trouble when a big corporate contract gets dumped in their laps, and they need to make sure they're all Best Practices and everything.

Hey it's a valid offshoot of my anti-spam skills, and I'm not working for Scott Richter or anything.
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AVAATARRRRRRR [Dec. 20th, 2009|03:37 am]
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Hum. [Oct. 1st, 2009|02:38 pm]
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Zaku project update [Aug. 24th, 2009|09:05 pm]
http://bit.ly/31xmT6
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Cerebus Zaku update [Aug. 19th, 2009|07:08 pm]
Fichtenfoo link
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Sinanju Project: Finished [Aug. 1st, 2009|10:32 pm]
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burn test go! [Jul. 22nd, 2009|05:26 pm]
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Vic Viper II [Jul. 18th, 2009|09:59 pm]
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Lil update.

http://cs.finescale.com/forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1162947
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More Sinanju [Jul. 3rd, 2009|08:06 pm]
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Anyone going to Shoreline's 4th concert/fireworks thingy? [Jul. 2nd, 2009|07:35 pm]
I've got a spare ticket. It was fun last year, so we're doing it again. First one to step up gets it.
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Sinanju Update [Jun. 25th, 2009|04:57 am]
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See it HERE
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(no subject) [May. 24th, 2009|10:21 pm]
North Korean wise men have discovered Nuclear Weapons,
What would you like to research next?

Miniaturization (85 turns)

Refrigeration (67 turns)

The Radio (45 turns)

Crop Rotation (8 turns)

Literacy (1 turn)
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Beehive, meet stick. [May. 16th, 2009|08:43 pm]
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I'm continuing to be disappointed by people who still claim some major superiority of Trek in Trek vs Wars debate (Which as far as I'm concerned was ended decisively somewhere in 2002). I welcome discussion of this and other ideas below.
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not dead yet [May. 6th, 2009|07:07 pm]
there was a glimmer of hope with today's job applications, one that I just had nailed in every aspect. Now if there's just a chance of getting noticed over all the other candidates. *sigh*

I don't want to give up like this, but if I don't get something I'll probably have to move to my dad's winter place in Tampa, too small and far from everything, but nearly free. If that happens I may be able to study and maybe even get a degree or some certs finally, but I'm really not even sure it's worth it.
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Speechless [Apr. 22nd, 2009|11:05 am]
[Current Mood |shockedshocked]

Glad I'm not in Contra Costa.

Misdemeanors such as assaults, thefts and burglaries will no longer be prosecuted in Contra Costa County because of budget cuts, the county's top prosecutor said Tuesday.

...

Don't even bother submitting the cases, Kochly said Monday in a memo to the Contra Costa County Police Chiefs Association. "If they are submitted, they will be screened out by category by support staff and returned to your department without review by a deputy district attorney," he wrote.


Well, I'm off to see a man about a pig.
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Sinanju day 21 [Apr. 11th, 2009|10:58 pm]
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Progress today, but not much.

the airbrush compressor seems to be running without leaks now. yay!

Got the black paint and the white paint, did some touch-ups on parts I had to butcher and repair (esp. the front skirt armor), re-did the white pieces, they're now totally done. yay!

I sprayed pre-white on my thruster bells and baffles. Baffles are done, the bells are prepped for yellow and orange.

I'm putting off spraying the red armor because frankly I'm a bit terrified of it.

Then after allll that, gold.
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I'm gonna call it day 20. [Apr. 7th, 2009|09:03 pm]
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Was down for a bit because my airbrush compressor needed parts!

Beam axes below the cut!Collapse )
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(no subject) [Mar. 29th, 2009|11:42 pm]
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Sinanju project day 13 [Mar. 24th, 2009|10:22 pm]
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http://cs.finescale.com/forums/ShowPost.aspx?PageIndex=3&PostID=1114402

Whatever. Just go to the link and make my life easier since nobody seems to care about it here anyway.
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Sinanju project day 11 [Mar. 20th, 2009|01:20 am]
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Pre-shading is done!Collapse )
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Sinanju day 10 [Mar. 17th, 2009|08:52 pm]
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Armed with fresh Squadron White and Tamiya surface primer, I went at the shoulder seams again. Disassembled, cleaned up, and re-asssembled, this time with cement between the offending seams. Filled, sanded, primered, sanded. Looking better.

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Sinanju Project Day 9 [Mar. 14th, 2009|01:33 am]
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Day 9

Here we go. So today I started with the known issue of the shoulders, got out the Squadron Green and went at it.Collapse )
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Sinanju Project day 8 [Mar. 12th, 2009|12:55 am]
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Day 8


Minutiae below the cut!Collapse )
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Sinanju Project day 6, 7 [Mar. 5th, 2009|12:07 am]
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No pics yet, nothing dramatic to show.

I airbrushed the frame with MM Acryl Gunship Grey. It had been a while since I broke the airbrush out, so that was interesting. I first attempted to thin the paint with Polly-S airbrush thinner, but the two obviously didn't get along, generating nasty clumps that clogged my airbrush up completely. (I was spraying at 20-25 psi). I switched to 70% isopropyl alcohol, and that worked much much better. I still had some tip-drying issues, but nothing serious. I aughta get some acrylic retarder. The main thrusters were too heavy to stay on the sticks with how I mounted them. that was annoying, but the damage was minimal.

There will be a few complications when painting, but quite few compared to many other kits: The back of the head needs to be painted assembled, as the seam there needs to be smooth.

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I've decided to finish the inner frame first before moving on to other parts. So far I've picked out bits and pistons and cables here and there in silver, and undercoated silver for some of the brighter colors like yellow. didn't get much done today since I got to a rather late start. I'm gonna get a bit complicated with the inner frame, with some bits in darker gray, gunmetal, etc, just to make it look like it's a lot more pieces than it really is! Yes I know it will all be hidden by armor. *sigh*

One more thing, I'm debating just how much of the armor should be glossy: all of it, none of it, just the red, or just the black. I had been leaning towards a satin red and gloss black/gold, but I've seen some very nice, glossy sinanju art lately...
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Sinanju project day 5 [Feb. 21st, 2009|07:05 pm]
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After a break for supplies, we're back!

So now I'm prepping for painting. I've got my:

floral foam

coffee stirrers

loctite blue fun-tak

Hopefully polly-s airbrush thinner will work fine with tamiya and model master acrylics. ^.^ Anyone have experience with this?

Additionally, I'm exploring what metallic paints will work best for the trim here. Obviously, Tamiya silver and gold are out of the question, as they're far too grainy. My Reaper master series gold is quite nice, but there's no way it's going through the airbrush. If I were to hand-brush the gold, I'd have a winner, though I might need to mix it down a bith. I've got a model master acrylic gold that's okay, but it's fairly brown. Should I go all out and pick up some SNJ or AlcladII?

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Sinanju project day 4 [Feb. 10th, 2009|11:29 pm]
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sinanju project day 4

16 armor rings. yay!


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Sinanju Project Day 3 [Feb. 10th, 2009|02:23 am]
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Day 3



Legs baby!Collapse )
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Sinanju Project. Day 2 [Feb. 7th, 2009|11:41 pm]
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As usual, image heavy, though I fiddled with the compressions and it should load a lot faster now.

MSN-06S Sinanju Project: Day 2



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Sinanju Project. Day 1 [Feb. 6th, 2009|10:45 pm]
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log:

MSN-06S Sinanju Project: Day 1



Yeah, I'm a total Zeke.
Cracked this open today and got started. As usual for a build like this, I ignore the instructions assembly order and jump to the interesting parts first: The weapons. Got out the noted trees and got to work. Unlike many *cough* of my other projects *cough*, I plan to do this one right from the start. Just for future reference, I'm planning on priming/basecoating black and doing a white gradient preshading underneath my colors, which is one of the well-regarded Max Watanabe techniques.

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It could happen [Dec. 2nd, 2008|03:24 pm]
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In June I invaded Iraq, broke it, and couldn't glue it back together before Mom got home (-1012 points). In January I put gum in funktaur's hair (-12 points). Last Saturday I had a shoot-out with rival gang lords on the 5 near LA (-76 points). In May I signed my organ donor card (28 points). Last month baba_o_reptile and I robbed a bank (-50 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-1122 points). For Christmas I deserve a moldy sandwich!

Sincerely,
sianmink

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