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      D1P 2017 Charity Campaign for The Life You Can Save: $1,565 (as of May 15, 2017)   12/12/2016

      I've decided to extend our charity campaign for The Life You Can Save organizations for the entirety of 2017 so feel free to contribute at any time!  Periodically through the year, I'll have game giveaways for those who have donated to the campaign as a "thank you" for supporting this worthy endeavor!
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      Update on the single-device/browser login restriction issue some people are having.   04/04/2017

      4/7/2017 update: Now people who've been affected by this are saying that it went away on its own after about a week. So I dunno, if this would really hugely inconvenience you try to not log in on additional devices/browsers until the 4.2 update that's supposed to hopefully resolve this for good.   original announcement: For a long time now, D1P has been limited to three logins at a time; logging in on a fourth device or browser would log you out everywhere else. Unfortunately, multiple people have been reporting that they've started experiencing being limited to ONE login at a time.   The good news is, Invision Power Services (the company that makes our forum software) is aware of the issue and will be addressing it in version 4.2 of the software, which is the next big update. The bad news is, they announced about a month ago (the beginning of March 2017) that the update will be coming out in "mid 2017", so we probably have at least another couple of months to go before this is resolved.   In the meantime, I apologize to those affected for the inconvenience, and would suggest to everyone else to not log in to additional devices until this is resolved if this is something you don't want to have to have to deal with. I'm still not 100% sure on why it's not affecting everyone and why it didn't hit everyone affected at the same time, but the timing of when the reports of this started here mostly lines up with when I've seen reports of other sites having this issue starting, and I suspect that the problem is trickling in because of people happening to hit a fourth login that logs them out everywhere else, and then proceeding to be limited to one login at a time after that.
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      D1Pcast Episode 26: The Retro Show   04/19/2017

      It's time to have that talk with your kids. No not THAT talk, the talk about retro games and how much better things were back in our days! We have @Reputator join us and talk a bit about the Scorpio and some retro PC cards. [email protected] us about console retro gaming and how he just got his Super Mario USA. While @Jason tells us about the day his parents threw out all his retro consoles. A sad day for any gamer. So listen and give us your feed back about your retro gaming experience!    

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  1. Really sorry to hear that this happened. I don't have a "blame somebody" response, but just wish we hadn't reached a point where this doesn't seem all that unusual. More and more, I'm apprehensive about going to concerts, nightclubs or even movie theaters because of these kinds of actions, even though statistically the chances of being involved in something like this are still almost nil.
  2. What's fascinating about this whole thing is that they screwed over extremely wealthy people, not just poor or middle income people. The point being: If it was just regular people who got screwed over, they wouldn't be held accountable at all unless some viral marketing thing exploded on them. But because it involved very wealthy people, I suspect this isn't going to end with them just not returning phone calls or not commenting.
  3. That was, by far, ,my favorite line in the whole episode because it was SO obvious a commentary on that episode than it was on anything else. My only problem with Snart this time around is how slow he delivered every one of his lines, almost as if he had no direction and was incapable of actually acting (which hasn't been the case when he's been doing Legends, although it does happen from time to time).
  4. From the beginning, I never liked Weiner because every time he spoke, my spidey senses kept going off. He should have been put out to pasture years ago, but basically lived a couple of extra lives due to the fact that his wife was too stupid to realize that he couldn't be trusted AND she was becoming more and more of an insider in the Clinton camp. Had Hillary never received her party's nomination, we probably never would have heard from this cheating politician again. Now, having said that (cause none of that sounds like it's trying to say anything new), I would like add that I suspect we haven't heard the last from his wife because I ALWAYS got the impression she was gearing herself up for an actual political candidate career and was just waiting until the time was right. I will never vote for her because I have always felt that she's yet another one of those "say anything in order to get to the next rung on the political ladder" types of people. She's not a brilliant strategist (hell, she couldn't even see what was happening in her own house and certainly didn't do Hillary any favors as one of her inner circle). I basically see her as the less qualified Democratic version of Kellyanne Conway. If the Democrats want to start doing well again, it needs to get rid of people like her and her husband. But they won't.
  5. I don't find it shocking that these people plagiarize, but that they went to institutions that somehow didn't catch it. Every graduate thesis/dissertation I've submitted went through TONS of review by first my chair and then the committee. EACH member scrutinized those documents line by line, and NOTHING got by them. This guy's thesis went through the Naval's Postgraduate School. How did it even come close to not being ripped apart by those on the committee?
  6. And like most fake news, the first "story" is all that people will remember. They won't remember it was retracted, disproved, was determined to be completely fabricated. In the months to come, it will remain in the viewer's memory as "something bad a DNC staffer did". And nothing will change that because that's how our media works today.
  7. I just spent the last four days traveling from Texas to Michigan (and then back again), so I had a lot of time to listen to local radio in tons of areas across the country. I was shocked at what I was hearing. While PBS was reporting the information that we've mainly been discussing in this thread, the "news" across the country was fucking amazing because it was mostly local pundits making this argument over and over again: "Why is the mainstream media wasting its time trying to catch the President in a lie when there are so many more important things happening, like North Korea's missile launch and (believe it or not) the President's successful conversation with Russia?" I'm not kidding at all. This is why this sort of thing is going to continue to happen during this administration. His base (and tons of Republicans who have now been wedged into his base) don't care one single bit. I'll leave you with a snippet from a "news announcer" in Tennessee I heard just yesterday: "There may be a lot of questions, but THANK GOD the country was smart enough not to elect Hillary!"
  8. As a speaker, you wear either the attire of the institution that is appropriate to the highest degree you received at your institution, or you don't wear the attire at all, like Schwarzenegger did recently when he received his honorary degree from UH and delivered their commencement speech. He was casually dressed. Most people who give commencement speeches tend to deliver them in suits or business attire, unless they have high accolades from their own universities, like Obama and Bill Clinton did when delivering commencement speeches.
  9. The part I found interesting is the part that most people don't pick up on (mainly because they're not actually a part of academia). In the picture and video during the speech, Devoss is wearing doctoral robes, indicating that she has a Ph.d. She has a BA from Calvin College. You don't get to wear doctoral robes when you get an honorary degree, nor do you get to wear them to accept an honorary degree.
  10. Yeah, there's absolutely no way (aside from living on the Moon) that he weighs 236 pounds. I bet his real weight is on his tax returns. He should release them to prove his weight.
  11. My father, Jor-El, told me that I would eventually encounter them.
  12. There's still time. I expect that to happen shortly after he's called to testify over what he knew.
  13. This is a consequence of us losing Net Neutrality by an executive order. Another ramification is that toasters may take twice as long to create proper toast.