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Judging__Eagle
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject: What happened? Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

To the gaming den servers I mean?

Mostly just curious, and if there are ways to know what's going on when the servers are affected.
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Heath Robinson
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Somebody set up TGD the bomb?

I read the title as "What happen?" at first
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Zherog
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

We're back up, thanks to Neil. The current heatwave in the Pacific Northwest caused some hardware failures which in turn affected the connectivity of TGD (and Nifty). The faulty hardware has been replaced, and hopefully no other heat-related crashes occur. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Our thanks to Z and Neil for getting us back up and running.

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Crissa
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Yeah, it seems totally wrong that it's currently hotter north of California than it is in California... 80F at midnight? Yeesh.

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Quantumboost
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Seriously... I like it warm but this is ridiculous. I am glad the systems at work haven't shut down.
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Morzas
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

And it's only gonna get worse here. Fuck.

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neilhuiz
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I'm just glad it was only networking hardware, not the machine itself. Thankfully the box isn't registering too high on the utilization meter, so we should be safe through the rest of the week.
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Lago PARANOIA
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

It's 97F where I am right now. It rarely breaks 85 degrees in the summer.

I'm fine right now since I have air conditioning, but the Salvation Army and the Fred Meyers has been passing out free bottles of water for whoever asks for it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

This summer has been.... wierd.

We're getting floods in some parts of Ontario that never flood due to almost non-stop rain.

Climate change baby, it's happening. Drought in one spot, floods in an other.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

We've been getting a lot of rain lately. Probably just because we've been worried about the droughts getting longer and longer, so the weather went "Hahaha, this'll confuse everyone!"

Granted, a few years ago we had our longest drought in history... with a flood 3/4 of the way through it (it was still the longest even if you count that as two separate droughts).

But no, do not worry, global warming isn't happening, nothing is changing, there is nothing to worry about, people!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

It's been really wet here. But, then, that's par for the course. The city I live in has something like 59 rainy days a year on average.

But it can get 67 inches of rain a year. On average.

So, yeah, deep south Alabama, near the Gulf. At the end of July. Hot. Muggy. It rains and then it becomes muggier. And sometimes it rains so hard one might think it'd be easier to swim to work. Or to the top of a building. And this week, it's been raining like that at least once for nearly every day.

Also, the hurricane season's been quiet. Which is a bit worrying.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Here in southern Ohio, we're waiting with bated breath to see if we're going to break the record for coolest July ever recorded. We've had several days where the high temperature didn't break 70. Normally, we're in the 80s most of the time with the occasional 90+ day.

The annual precipitation total is still below normal, but not as bad as last year, when most of the state had a pretty severe drought.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

neilhuiz wrote:
I'm just glad it was only networking hardware, not the machine itself. Thankfully the box isn't registering too high on the utilization meter, so we should be safe through the rest of the week.


Thats some kind of crazy bizarro world hardware you're running. The failure should be the other way round.
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Lago PARANOIA
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

It is now 57 degrees where I live and about 60 degrees in Seattle.

Crisis... averted.
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Your freedom to make rulings up on the fly is in direct conflict with my freedom to interact with an internally consistent narrative. Your freedom to run/play a game without needing to understand a complex rule system is in direct conflict with my freedom to play a character whose abilities and flaws function as I intended within that ruleset. Your freedom to add and change rules in the middle of the game is in direct conflict with my ability to understand that rules system before I decided whether or not to join your game.

In short, your entire post is dismissive of not merely my intelligence, but my agency. And I don't mean agency as a player within one of your games, I mean my agency as a person. You do not want me to be informed when I make the fundamental decisions of deciding whether to join your game or buying your rules system.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

For the hell of it...

I noticed it was raining and decided to take a couple of videos (and test the quality on the camera's video. It's been around here for months and hasn't been used for a video yet)

Here's what it looks like here when it's not raining:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqg6VV6VUPw

Here's it with a summer thunderstorm:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZLETJPKX8I
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Maj
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I must say that even though it's been hellaciously hot here, I'm very grateful that it actually cools down at night. There's at least a little time to recover before the next hot day. My tomatoes are looking pretty damned good after all the sun, too.
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CatharzGodfoot
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Goddamit, we've got a drought in Minnesota. On the bright side it's been abnormally cool.

Anyway, thanks for keeping TGDMB alive!
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JonSetanta
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Hail storm twice this week here on east coast US. Marble size, cold flash, then melts in half hour, sometimes downpour so strong you're slapped by it.
I had thought the dropped TGD service was something related to it.
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neilhuiz
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Draco_Argentum wrote:
Thats some kind of crazy bizarro world hardware you're running. The failure should be the other way round.


I know! It helped that all activity on the server basically ground to a halt when the intertubes failed, but still. It turns out the offending hardware was a power inverter that must have gone well outside its operating temp range.
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