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  1. Use the Nexus for modding Oblivion I think, same as Skyrim (it's mandatory for some people on Skyrim now. The workshop has been partially or totally broken for Skyrim since Steam went through that whole paid mods thing).


    Almost forgot, but I picked up Age of Kings HD while it was on sale, so I'll be enjoying that later. Anyone else who was looking at that, it's 80% off for the next 8 hours still. I do hope the game is half as fantastic as I remember. Age of Kings and Star Trek Armada, those are the RTS games I really like. Wonder if I could get Armada working actually. The Star Trek vs Star Wars mod deserves to be played again...


    Anyway, will be enjoying Age of Kings later.


    On a side note, apparently right now the patch for the expansions is pretty broken. Some bugs like idle villager button not working and a lot of crashes. So maybe buy it now and wait for fixes before trying it out :P



    Recently got done reading all the witcher books. Anyone have any book suggestions? I'm good for anything really as long as the characters are interesting



    edit: probably going to read ringworld since despite being my username since 2004 I've never actually read the book :lol:.

    Have you read the Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss?



    Seconding this. Joe Abercrombie's The First Law trilogy is awesome character-driven fantasy as well (also obviously a Song of Ice and Fire is mindblowing but I figure at this point it's so well known you don't need it to be recommended lol).


    Also Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. I haven't actually read it myself yet, though I want to soon, but my brother heavily recommended it, and it has won just about every major SciFi award (Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and two or three more) so it has to do something right :P

  3. I'm happy to live in a country with strict gun control laws, though I see the problem in getting rid of the guns already in circulation. Dedicated criminals or perpetrators of a shooting that has long been planned will still be able to get guns, no doubt. But I think reducing the widespread availability will reduce the number of deaths. Be it deaths by accident, like a kid finding a loaded gun or arguments between spouses, friends whatever that are escalating, be it suicides or the teenager going on a school shooting with his parent's weapons. Guns aren't responsible for these deaths, but they make it easier.

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  4. You get automatically charged when you go over your limit? Here the standard is that your speed gets throttled down ( to 32 KBit/s in my case) and you can either pay for extra data or just browse with the lower speed for the rest of the month.


    I have 200 MB data plus 400 minutes/messages for 10€. Only went over my limit once so far, the speed decrease wasn't even that bad (I usually don't watch any videos on my phone though).

  5. Cuz you either get a hangover or you wake up drunk. I'd rather drive to work/school with a hangover

    How does having a hangover mean you're not drunk anymore?


    Edit: Oh, I looked it up, apparently that's actually how it works. Interesting, I didn't actually know that. :P



    Game of thrones season 5 starts tonight.



    I am so hyped.



    The first 4 episodes are out since someone leaked them.


    I have slight hopes I'll be able to access Season 5 legally - Normally that would require a 24-month subscription to PayTV for 17€ per month, so essentially 200€ per season as I can get everything else I want through Amazon Prime and Netflix. But there's HBO Nordic which has a monthly subscription, but I have to find a good proxy to use that. Else I'll have to use illegal streaming I guess...

  7. I had surgery to close a hole in my eardrum on monday. Back home now, but I'm still slighty dizzy and there's a constant buzzing which can be annoying. And that hasn't changed since tuesday. It's normal, but annoying if you can't tell you're getting better. Plus I'm not allowed to wash my hair because I mustn't get any water at the ear...


    Also on tuesday there was a plane crash of a flight from Spain to Germany, 150 deceased. Now apparently they found out that the co-pilot locked out the pilot and crashed the plane on purpose due to psychological problems. It's horrifying to think about...

  8. A single selfie doesn't really say much...


    I'll say she's a muslim, who used to be like a normal woman her age (this is a photo from that time) but for some reason she started to radicalize, wearing a hijab and later a burqa and eventually emigrated to syria to join the IS. Probably dead wrong, but she somehow reminded me of a simlar story I've heard recently. And I don't really have any clue otherwise :P

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  9. The last parts for my new computer arrived today (The last one was seven years old). First self-built computer too. So far it works fine :) Haven't really tested it out yet though, just installed the OS and a few programs. Should be quite a big difference to my old one :P

  10. Have you noticed that the cashiers in the express lanes bag stuff more slowly? It just feels like in the regular aisles they bag the stuff and don't mess around ._. Maybe it's just that they have a second person there to help them half the time though, I don't know...


    Here in germany we usually don't have someone to do the bagging. The cashier slides it over the scanner, you bag it yourself. And tbh, I'm happy with that - A nearby supermarket had helpers for bagging, with a tip jar. Annoyed the hell out of me. Sure it may be slightly faster because I might not be completely done packing when the cashier is done and I need to pay, but we're talking about a few seconds. And I can't stand anything where tips are expected instead of a thank you for a good service that went beyond what's required anyway. Usually I'd use the lane where nobody was there to help with the packing, even if the line was longer...

  11. Maybe buy an electrical shaver? It won't be as perfectly smooth as a well-done wet shave, but it's pretty good if you shave every day, plus it's faster, usually cheaper over time and a lot nicer to your skin. I tried several different ways of wet shaving. Nothing worked for me, there would always be razor burns. Electrical shaving works much better for me. Might depend on your skin though.

  12. My father drives that on any road XD(belgium, netherlands, france, spain, germany, poland, czech, ...) ^^


    (cause he's the only one crazy enough for driving them here+license haha ; )





    Are you lacking epic space ship battles in your life?

    I know I am!

    ~Star Citizen/Arena Commander 1.0


    I bought it yesterday because it'll get more expensive come February as the VAT is slapped onto it. (Don't ask me how they sold it without before that). Funny thing: I can't even play it right now, my computer's way too old. But I wanted to get a new one in a few weeks ;)

  13. I remember a study once that found monogamy correlates with higher IQ. Just saying. 


    There's a myriad of possible reasons for that though. Didn't you post an article talking about Muslim inbreeding causing a drop in IQ? Well polygamy is also accepted in Islam, those two may correlate without having a direct link. And I'd say that in higher classes of society (which shoud also correlate with IQ up to a point), polyamory would be much more frowned upon, because people's actions are much more under scrutiny there.

  14. Yesterday I re-watched all 3 Peter Jackson LotR films for the first time in ~ 10 yrs. I hadn't noticed before that they just leave Saruman stuck in Isengard, guarded by the Ents, and don't close that plot hole at all. So as far as the casual viewer knows, Saruman is stuck there indefinitely.


    The funny thing is, they actually did film a scene where that plot thread is brought to an end - but for some reason it didn't even make the extended cut.

  15. So, as long as it's not near a majority that's still alright? I'm quite shocked to see that those numbers are that high. Especially because the question specifically says civilian targets and the purpose is supposed to be to defend Islam (not resistance against a supposed oppressor like in Gaza). The muslim world is in dire need of reformation imho. This is not a problem of Muslims in general, but it IS a problem of Islam.

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  16. Well, im disowned from my parents now. The next few days/weeks are going to be the roughest [bleep]ing days of my life. 24 years cut out like that


    Wow, I feel for you. Must be harsh, but if they've never supported you, I think it's better in the long run. All the best from me as well.


    Mini heart attack when I couldnt find my debit card or my ID. Has anyone seen the Giver yet/is it worth seeing?


    Is that based on a book written a while ago, or something completely different?  I may have read the book years ago...

    Indeed, by Lois Lowry. I too read it years ago (was a school lecture). It was an interesting concept, but I did not find it that good. The world presented seemed too artificial, and it was just mediocre as far as I remember it...

  18. So. Bryke aren't losing amy time - They just confirmed the release date of Book 4 to be October 3! I'm really interested in how they'll pick up the season after that bittersweet ending, and what they have planned for the finale of the series

  19. Getting up at 7 in the morning. Don't know how I'm going to make it through December


    Do you have a wake-up light? If not, you might consider buying one. Definitely makes waking up more pleasant, especially during those months when it's pitch dark outside when you are supposed to get up. I always hated getting up in the dark, but got one early this year. It's not like I'm suddenly full of energy, don't expect a miracle, but my mornings are much better than before :)




    A Permanent Cease-Fire has been agreed between Russia and Ukraine.





    Hopefully it is for real, for *everyone's* sake.



    Well, Russia has already denied it again, because they can't admit a cease-fire when according to them, they aren't even involved. Anyway, I see no reason for Putin to stop here. He has done minor concessions before, to remain unpredictable and to show good faith, so the sanctions aren't amped up. I guess he wants a connection to Crimea over land to be able to sustain it, and right now, there's no reason for him not to go for that.

  21. The general perception of the United States around the world isn't exactly the best. And yet, the U.S. repeatedly attempted to help countries whether it be with aid or with soldiers. The U.S. just can't win in the public eye. Sit back and they're criticized for not helping, push the issue and they're criticized for getting in the way of other's business.


    That's more of a general problem with military interventions though. They very often have negative results and the question is whether to do nothing, which means the original atrocities will continue, or if you intervene and likely leave a country with new and possibly worse issues behind.

    In this case, I definitely don't want the US to intervene. There's next to nothing to be gained and a lot to be lost. It might very well lead to World War III if the US deployed their army there.


    I think right now the best course of action would be for the Ukraine to accept the temporary loss of territory, and to impose grave sanctions on Russia. Putin will never back down, but maybe the international isolation will make Russians realize where their president has got them and result in a strenghtening of the  opposition. And I just don't think that control over the region for Ukraine is worth all those deaths that would be necessary, if it's even possible considering the fairly open support of Russia with troops and weapons.


    But Saq is right, really serious sanctions won't happen, because it would cost money which East Ukraine isn't worth in the minds of politicians and major corporations.

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