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I'm friggin' excited. I've been wanting to play an actually good AC game on my PS4 for a while now. ;]
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I just finished 24 hours worth of school and actual job work. I'm so mentally and physically exhausted, I kept trying to plug my laptop's charger into my phone. Maybe trying to learn Spanish in my spare time isn't helping my case...

Still an Honors student though.

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Blue Angels getting into Delta Formation right over my neighborhood about 30 minutes ago.

https://www.facebook.com/tylerbaguley/videos/10102727150315816/

(sorry for facebook post, didn't put it on youtube)

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Double McStab with Cheese wrote:
(sorry for facebook post, didn't put it on youtube)

I believe the video is only available to your facebook friends.

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(sorry for facebook post, didn't put it on youtube)

I believe the video is only available to your facebook friends.

Well then... maybe this will work... https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B27yAvFP94pQMkU4THpJYTZtTFk

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Oh boy. With winter comes mostly seven day weeks at my job.

In other news, I'm finally getting to play Prince of Persia the Sands of Time. Just got the PS2 game at a garage sale yesterday. I had a chance to buy The Two Thrones for a birthday several years ago, but instead chose Xenosaga, which was a mistake (not interesting and kept freezing at some points). Now I can finally get into the series.

Also Bioshock 2. Heard great things about it; just hope I didn't need to play the first one first to understand the story.

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So happy you're playing Sands of Time now. ^__^

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Sands of Time is an amazing game. It's probably the best in the series. I would've loved to see it with a stealth mechanic, though. It seems perfect for a "pick your own gameplay" style.

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If you're in the USA and it's not too late in your state, make sure to register to vote.

Also, if you're a Trump supporter, don't forget to go vote on November 28.

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Also, if you're a Trump supporter, don't forget to go vote on November 28.

Yep. A special day just for you Trump supporters.

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JoeyFogey was prepared to vote for Clinton until Indiana governor Mike Pence joined Team Trump. Now he's torn because what's good for Pence is good for Indiana. Amiright?

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JoeyFogey was prepared to vote for Clinton until Indiana governor Mike Pence joined Team Trump. Now he's torn because what's good for Pence is good for Indiana. Amiright?

Stare

The truth is, I don't like either candidate. But I hate Clinton a little less than Trump.

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Yesterday Mike Pence told kids in New Hampshire:

When you're dealing with things that can really destroy your dreams, just flee. Just leave it. Walk away. Get away.

Lately Pence sounds more like an abductee in a hostage video than a running mate.

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While we are on the topic of politics, I drove past an adult bar with a sign saying: "It's election time. Come get a rise in the polls". Laughing out loud

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On the one hand, JoeyFogey doesn't want to vote for Trump. On the other hand, a vote for Trump gets Pence out of Indiana for 4 years...

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This type of situation is exactly why modern-day Assassins are important.

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slow your role, kid.

democracy is democracy. no need to call for assassination, even in jest, of a political figure.

so to paraphrase your sentiment: This type of situation is exactly why the prospect of impeachment is important.

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But what it we impeach using hidden blades?

No?

Ok...

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I prefer using the Apple to force persuade the future president to actually do things for the common good. Wink Which means no more forcing people to have healthcare they don't want or need. It's extortion I tell you. EXTORTION!

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Okay so we have one Extremist Assassin, one Trickster Assassin, one... Benevolent Templar? And The Voice of Reason who does have a point, by the way. ;] Although, Modern Day Assassins fight most of their battles with politics, according to the Wikipedia entry on the actual Hashashin. So that's actually pretty interesting, that the real-life ones' methods evolved with the times, if you can believe what's written. (All of which is to say... This is totally why the real-life modern day Hashashin are so important xD)

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The truth is, I don't like either candidate. But I hate Clinton a little less than Trump.

Not long ago I was undecided... between Clinton and Sanders.

Hillary Clinton doesn't have the natural charisma of her husband or the soaring rhetoric of Barack Obama, but she does know how to govern effectively. Instead of "Morning in America", "A Bridge to the 21st Century" or "Yes We Can" she offers a series of thoughtful proposals to improve the lives of middle and lower class Americans of all races. She would increase health-care tax credits through the Affordable Care Act and her college-affordability plan would both help students refinance debt, and support states that subsidize tuition.

None of the debate moderators felt that climate change was worthy of a question for the candidates. Clinton has pledged to pursue the Congress-proof path that Obama started. She would carry out his Clean Power Plan, a series of regulations to reduce carbon emissions from the electricity utilities. On important issues such as economic policy, the environment and foreign affairs, Hillary Clinton is experienced, serious and resilient.

When Bill Clinton first ran for president in 1992 I was skeptical because he seemed to have an answer for everything. Yet during his two terms life was good. I was able to buy my first house in Hawaii during the Clinton administration. If Hillary Clinton can give us four or eight more years of that, you will be proud to have voted for her this year.

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Agree with Stabguy here. Clinton (Hillary) just doesn't campaign well. Her approval ratings always dip when running for office, but once she's there stuff gets done and the approval ratings increase.

Eight years ago I was a college student at the University of Oregon. I saw Bill Clinton speak at our campus for Hillary's campaign. Even so, I wasn't sold on her. I solidly voted for Barack Obama in the primaries, and the general election, and was happy with my choice. About 6 years later (2014ish) I was thinking back on this fact. Thinking about how, in hindsight, I thought Hillary would have been a better choice given experience and other things. I was sucked into (as Tina Fey's Sarah Palin put it) Obama's hopey changey stuff. Then, in this election cycle, after all that, I still didn't like Hillary as an option. Something about her rubbed me the wrong way. Again. It got me thinking about all this and I couldn't pin it to anything other than potential disingenuousness. I didn't like Bernie Sanders either, for other reasons. In the California primary, since it was so late that it didn't even matter, I wrote in the one candidate I believed in more than any other, even though she wasn't running.

All said and done, to me, Hillary represents the best choice for America right now. And that's who I will be voting for (not that it matters who I vote for in California - the state is Hillary's regardless). If Hillary is good enough for Elizabeth Warren, she is good enough for me. My vote will be for Hillary, and not just against Trump.

At the end of the day, the fact of the matter is that the President doesn't really have any power anyway. I will be thoroughly reading up on my congressional district as it was one of the tightest ones in 2014. That said, THIS president will have a lot of power. The number 1 issue to me in this presidential election is the Supreme Court, and I don't trust Donald Trump in that regard at all. He has an utter lack of knowledge and respect for the judiciary system in this country as is (you should hear some of what is going on in San Diego over the upcoming Trump University lawsuit), and I don't want him making a decision or three here that can set our country back 50 years for the next 30 years. An America where women and the LGBT community have no rights. Maybe this is the "great" America he wants back. The America where you can grab whoever you want by the pussy if your a star. An America where you can waltz into a woman's changing room to do an "inspection" of your beauty pageant. That's not a Great America. That's not my America.

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As a complete outsider to the US elections, let me just honestly say that I would not be surprised if whoever gets elected will not make it 4 years somehow. Maybe it's because this is the first time I'm actually sort of interested in the US elections, but it seems to me that these are the two most controversial and most polarizing candidates to ever run against each other. I don't exactly know what it takes for impeachment to happen, but with firearms being so widespread in the US, I could see either one of the candidates be assassinated by a 'sore loser' after they win the election. From what I can gather, there are loads of people on both sides who are voting against a candidate rather than in support of the other candidate. And I think there are also radical voters on both sides who would rather die or go to prison than see the other candidate become president. I sure hope it doesn't happen, regardless of the outcome of the elections. It'd be a tragedy. But honestly, I would not be completely surprised if it did happen.

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I knew people when President Obama was elected both times that openly talked about plans on how to assassinate him with their personal hunting rifles (shows how easy it is to get a damn gun here). All of this simply because he was a different political party. People are so god damn personal about this stuff. I heard a few years ago that our first ever President, George Washington, was adamant in NOT having a party system as it would divide the people too much (pretty sure it was Washington). Now look at us. He was right! People are willing to kill and/or be killed because their guy lost! Democrats are like that, too. My own father repeatedly said George W. Bush was "the new Hitler". Extremists belong to every group of people.

However, I've theorized that we as humans would have come up with some way to label everything anyways. We always group things up. If it's not labeled, we're scared of it. That's why we label everyone by their race, gender, sexual orientation, etc and not just call everyone a person. I guess pointing out every difference allows us to feel "special".

Funnily enough, I didn't pay attention to who was a part of which party this year (Clinton has always been Democrat, so I already knew that). I gravitated a lot towards Bernie Sanders when I thought he was another Republican. I just heard what he said and that was enough for me. He just happened to be a liberal. I'm sad to see he's out of the race, and the fact that we have really bad candidates on both sides as the finalists tells me a lot about each party's priorities. It reminds me of the Brexit controversy. People called in after the votes were counted and said their votes weren't serious. They played that ballot like a game because they thought nothing mattered. I feel like that's how we got to this point in the election. Especially with Trump. I would be money that a lot of his supporting votes come from the fact that people think it would have been funny.

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Had the Republicans put anyone else up, they'd win easily.
Had the Democrats put anyone else up, they'd win easily.

These two candidates have the lowest likability ratings of any other candidates in history.

The main problem is that in the last 10 years politics have become so much more us-vs-them and less all-vs-issues. People on both sides have become more polarized and unwilling to work together to find solutions to help the people or to even do their jobs.

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It reminds me of the Brexit controversy. People called in after the votes were counted and said their votes weren't serious. They played that ballot like a game because they thought nothing mattered. I feel like that's how we got to this point in the election. Especially with Trump. I would be money that a lot of his supporting votes come from the fact that people think it would have been funny.

Yup, I fear a bunch of people are going to vote for that reason. "Who do you vote for, Mrs. Sternlook Civilservant, or Mr. Memelord Funnyhair?" I've heard people say 'doesn't matter if the cat bites ya or the dogs bites ya, you're getting bit either way' to refer to the decision between two parties for the next 4 years, and to express that they've lost faith in both. I think those people especially would be okay with voting Mr. Funnyhair, purely because 'it'd be funny if he actually managed to win'.

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There were tons of write-in votes for Harambe (yes, the gorilla). People just threw their votes away.

Also, Clinton won the popular vote, but Trump won the electoral college vote, which makes the voting system by the people seem kind of pointless. This happened when Al Gore and George W. Bush ran against each other, if I remember correctly.

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There were tons of write-in votes for Harambe (yes, the gorilla). People just threw their votes away.

Also, Clinton won the popular vote, but Trump won the electoral college vote, which makes the voting system by the people seem kind of pointless. This happened when Al Gore and George W. Bush ran against each other, if I remember correctly.

Yep! And three times before... in the 1800s.

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If you are still holding out on Assassin's Creed Syndicate, it looks like Wal Star Mart will have it for $8 on Black Friday.

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If you are still holding out on Assassin's Creed Syndicate, it looks like Wal Star Mart will have it for $8 on Black Friday.

Wall Mart is Donald Trump's favorite store.

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i need some computer advice, for my mom.
so, a few weeks ago, my mom bought a new computer, a factory made Acer.

the only connection to the screen available is a HDMI connection. it doesn't have a...the thing with the screws, i beleive it's called a VGA connection, which is what i've always used.
so first time i connect the computer to her screen, it doesn't work. it just says to check the cable.
i try to work out the settings on the screen, set it to HDMI, but to no avail.
this is an LG electronics screen, if it matters.

then i decide to check if it works on my screen, and it doesn so instantly without any issues at all. so the computer itself is functional at least.

i connect it to her screen again, fiddle with the settings some more, and now when i start it, the Acer logo does show up on the screen, for about 2 seconds, and then it goes back to the same "check signal connection/ cable" message.

what am i doing wrong here?
that same screen is currently connected to her old, slow computer until i get this to work, though through a VGA.
could it be as simple as the screens HDMI connection being fucked up or something? it looks fine from what i can tell.

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Could be incompatible video settings.

If you plug it into the monitor that's working and figure out what the settings are through the control panel. It may be that the settings the computer is outputting are compatible with your monitor, but not hers.

> Start
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> Display
> Change display settings
> Advanced settings

In the main display settings you can see the resolution. If you're connecting to your monitor and it's newer than hers, it's possible that her old monitor cannot display the resolution the computer is sending it. If that's fine, in Advanced settings > monitor you can check the refresh rate (usually 60 Hz).

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thank you for the quick response.
i tried that, unfortunately it had no effect.

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I hope your computer issue gets fixed soon, Rob. I know how much they can be a pain.

On another note: Leo's latest mentioning about AC2 remastered has given me so much nostalgia. I've been on a short break tonight from character designs and have been listening to the AC2 soundtrack. I even found some covers from independent singers that are mindblowing. It might be my favorite soundtrack from anything. It gives me chills and helps me remember that video games can be art.

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At least I have somewhere to get my prednisone now.


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At least I have somewhere to get my prednisone now.


I counted somewhere in the mid-twenties as I was deleting them. They always attack when I'm sleeping.

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Knowing you, you could probably Craft that Item in a Lab. ;] ;] ;]

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I counted somewhere in the mid-twenties as I was deleting them.

Thanks for catching this one, Joey. I eliminated two prednisone attacks today. One of my tricks is to block the user first so it can't continue spamming while I'm deleting posts. Also, the Administer > Content checkbox interface is the easiest way to delete in bulk.

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I counted somewhere in the mid-twenties as I was deleting them.

Thanks for catching this one, Joey. I eliminated two prednisone attacks today. One of my tricks is to block the user first so it can't continue spamming while I'm deleting posts. Also, the Administer > Content checkbox interface is the easiest way to delete in bulk.

I do those things (block before delete). Somehow the frequency of spambots jumped the gun this time.

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I saw a comment online earlier this morning that said how AC1 was "too linear" with its missions. I had a good laugh.

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Not sure if I would laugh or cry at that. The Assassin's Creed series hasn't had quite such freeform and open missions since AC1, and when it has, they've been undermined by "opportunities" and Full Syncs. At least, as applied to Main Assassinations. The Investigations in AC1 weren't super involved, but they were never really meant to be, either.

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ugh. caught it in the act this time. logged in with only 1 post, then more followed... FLAE's eye roll

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stabguy to the rescue! that was fast!

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stabguy to the rescue! that was fast!

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Nope, can't think of a single one, much less a whole website.

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Oh my god Aurel, that's adorable. Reminded me to put in one of my occasional, "I love all you guys." I love all you guys.

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What's everyone playing nowadays?

At the moment I went back to replay some Watch_Dogs 1. The story and main campaign aren't incredible, but I do enjoy the stealth mechanics enough to make a few vids on it, so I'm having fun with that. I'm also looking forward to Horizon: Zero Dawn immensely.

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uhh... Still Fallout 4. Tongue

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I haven't been able to play a lot recently. If I get time, I'll put in an hour or so into whatever is available. Guns Up is still a great quick console game to jump in and out of. I find myself going back to it quite a bit.

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Fallout New Vegas, Fifa 11, and I should get back to Thief soon. I always have Skyrim on retainer as well.

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