Friday, June 28, 2013

World of Tanks & Playing Old Replays

PTwr has produced the next iteration of RCP for World of Tanks.

In short, this allows you to watch old replays of World of Tanks from an earlier version of the game.

My best all time game was in my Lion (Lowe for the unwashed) and it is an old version of WoT.  I love the thought that I can watch it due to the work of PTwr.

Battle: Erlenberg Wednesday, April 04, 2012 4:53:14 PM
Vehicle: Löwe
Experience received: 2,850
Credits received: 177,891
Battle Achievements: Mastery Badge: Ace Tanker, Boelter's Medal, Steel
Wall, Top Gun

^the game wherein, I pwnz3r3d <-- copyright

 RCpack for 8.6 on the World of Tanks Forums

^You will find all you need to know here along with download links.

As PTwr puts it:

RCpack - the thing that lets you watch old replays with minimal overweight.

this is just a cool pic, clicking it does nothing....

A satisfied RCpack customer; clicking this will make the pic bigger and, yes, you should click it

Rome Total War

In prep for Rome Total War II, I've been playing some good ol' RTW.  Got DAmn! I love this game!

Anyhow, came across this trait recently ¬_¬

I think my attempt to update to World of Tanks 8.6 did not go well

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hitler vs Stalin

I made this a long time ago, and forgot all about it

Anyhow, idk if this is a repost on my own blog and not gonna peruse to see, but I think not....

Here it is:

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Best Friends

We're the Best Dota2 Friends
That Anyone Could Have
We're the Best Dota2 Friends
That Anyone Could Have

We're the Best Dota2 Friends
That Anyone Could Have
And We'll Never ever ever ever
Leave Each other

I've been doing so bad at DoTA2 that I honestly thought about giving real cash to a charity to make recompense, sorta like Sam Kinison everytime he fucked up.


And in the midst of some of the worst video gaming of my life (and that's a very low bar), I get a friend invite from this awesome guy named:

Dovakhiin | CL

^I guess "CL" is his clan.  It must mean:

Cool League or Crazy Lassies or Can Laydownforbuttjob....

I thought, "what the hell" and accept it.

Upon doing so, this guy, this Dovakhiin, he says to me:

"You're awesome at DoTA2!!!"

Me: "no I'm not.  I'm honestly horrific."

Dova: "Nah, you're good."

Me: "Well, thx I guess."

... a few minutes go buy.

Dova: "You wanna trade?"

Me: "For what?"

Dova: "You mythical Axe axe."

Dova: "i give you another good mythical."

Me: "not gonna trade that" [my nephew gave it to me]


Dova: "FUCK YOU"

Then, he leaves.  I love my friends....

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Age of The Sphinx

This topic captivated me since I first learned of it in the mid 1990s.  The below is from memory, so, if I got something wrong feel free to tell me:

I finally read AAD blog post on the topic last night and listened to the podcast during commute (which is Chris White -- _the_ AAD guy -- reading the same blog).  1st, direct quote from the blog post:

Unlike similar debates with ancient alien implications this one has played out in scholarly circles.

^I.e., none of the participants are bsc (batshitcrazy) AA  (Ancient Aliens) guys.  But Schoch's view _has_ been used by some bsc AA guys.

Shoch's view is that the water erosion is evidence the Sphinx is circa 2,500 to 5,000 yrs older than Egyptologists claim it to be.  Reader believes this date too old, and the Sphinx is only circa 400 years older, which is a much later age by 4,500 to 2,000 years <-- both of these views most egyptologists do not like, as it affects their belief that King Khafra commissioned The Great Sphinx (can I call him "king"?).  It is important to denote that:

A. Both Schoch and Reader believe TGS (The Great Sphinx) to be older than the common egyptological view.
B. Both also believe it to be from an older hereto-fore-unknown "Sun Cult" culture (it is pointed at the sun).
C. Both believe TGS to have had a different, bigger head, most likely a lion.
D. Both believe Khafra simply carved his head onto TGS at a later date.
E. Egyptologists have not endorsed either view, but state Reader's -- which is _much_ later than Schoch's -- to be "probably right."

Good article, the tennis match between Reader and Schoch is enjoyable.  It is very academic and professional.  Both men showing high levels of education and scholarly respect.

tl;dr2: Schoch has to have his view proven guilty, and until then it is considered innocent.  He has turned over a lot of evidence and done lots of work, but until all possible geological "tests" are passed, his view will remain in doubt.  It is important to note here that Schoch has not been proven wrong, and he has affected modern archaeology regardless.

Schoch has a phd from Yale in geology and geophysics.
Reader is secretary of "The Manchester Ancient Egypt Society."  All else I can find about him is "Colin Reader Geologist" <-- cannot find his degree in a 5 minute search.  Here is one link to his creds.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

n00bs, pros and joes and the dota2 reporting system


The guys not-very-good-at-they-own-game at Valve have put out a statement regarding the here-for-to-mentioned batshitcrazy reporting system that serves as an admin (replacing real admins) that I earlier bitched about....  You know, when I had not played in ages, played 2 games, and got muted in the 3rd ... when I had said hardly anything and it was just people reporting me for 'sucking' in their eyes?

Anyhow, here it is.

tl;dr: lemme translate: "we know it can be abused.  We know you can get reported for not saying a word and just bcs someone did the: 'i died = u suk' stuff, but still.  People _are_ getting reported for being mean (/queue Taylor Swift), so, we're keeping it....

So, being weak and a liar and a hypocrit, yes yes, I went back to dota2....

But I've learned!  (It's learning!).

I now work the piss out of the reporting system.

Case example:
PA: "Axe, why did you tower dive into all 5 of them?"
Me (Axe): "misclick" (actually it was lag).
PA: "Well, that misclick might cost us this game."

Oh no he didn't!


Another game:

VS: "Omni, why didn't you use your ult?"
Me (Omni): "I try to save mana for repel and heal over ulting."
VS: "Well, now we are wiped."

Get that weak-ass stuff outta here!!!



I am now a true follower/believer of the Dota2 reporting system.

I've even upped it.  Here's an example of my latest muting/reporting:

Me (Void): "Guys.  I'm gonna come in at them from the wood, bottom.  When I go in and ult, that's when you join-in.  Got it?  Got it?...  Guys?  Guys?"

Hrm, they would not answer me:


Game starts.  I get commended.


This one guy: "you are a good Omni.  I got a rare hammer for you."  [We trade].

Me: "Thx man!"
Him: "np."


Working as intended....