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  1. Mods here are interchangeable with wieners. We even use the same vernacular when discussing mods and all things sausage related.
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    3D Printer and drawing software - advice would be nice

    I'm mainly going to be making minis for board games (i'm going to hit all the Gloomhaven summons first up), so I'm thinking Blender will be the preferred option. My Anycubic Photon arrived, so I'm gonna be setting up over the next week or two and having a play. I'll let you know how I go. From what I can see of the slicer, it's very VERY light on features, but I'm hoping it will do the job. From what I can see so far, it seems to be able to auto add supports and skirts, but I'm not entirely confident how well it will work yet. Especially since I will be importing Blender files to be sliced. I know there are a couple of alternatives if the anycubic one is awful, however I would prefer to use the manufacturer one if possible as I'd assume it would get the best results.
  3. So I'm getting a 3D printer. I think I've got it nailed down to a resin printer and I really like the Anycubic Photon (at the moment). I'm still looking for reasonable 3D drawing software. I'm currently using Blender but I haven't touched it in years and am still very VERY slowly remembering where everything is and how to use it. Any hints, tips, trick and general advice any of our resident 3D resin printer boffins might be able to provide?
  4. *finger hovers over the ban button* *sighs because Nich would put on his cranky pants for frivolous bannage* *considers the mindpicture of Nich in his arseless chaps* Damn.
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    Just to be transparent, Nich and I have discussed this and we like the idea of forking when it seems needed. So you may sometimes see some fork on your thread in future. Kniving is fun too, but probably not something we want to promote. Spooning is obviously greatly encouraged.
  6. I'm probably just begging for bots here, but I thought I'd ask the question of our very knowledgeable droid boffins. I used to heavily use an app called "Call Log Monitor" (I think it was) which would allow me to export my call logs to excel. I work on-call and use my call logs as my timesheet. So I would grab the logs, export and email them to myself in a CSV from my phone and work from them there. Since Google have hammered the call log privileges for apps and removed all the programs which do this from the app store - does anyone have an easy way for me to actually do this now? I *really* am not keen to install an app on the computer and have to connect the phone in order to transfer them (I'm using a locked down work PC to do it and it's a pain in the tail trying to get permissions to install any new apps), so I need something like what I had. I'm on a crappy Oppo phone for reference. Any ideas?
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    Call Log exporting for Android

    I eventually managed to find the installer outside the playstore which I wasn't super happy about getting from a third party, but it seems to have installed and the spyware isn't too intrusive I assume they will eventually get their act together and get google to allow them to put it back in, but the apps that use those privileges seem to be having trouble. I also installed Drupe hoping that it would help with some of the phone features, but I'm not sure I like it. It doesn't have the exportable feature, and the call stuff is OK, but seems buggy. The call recording might be handy, but again seems a bit hit and miss. Finding a decent phone app seems to be harder than I thought it was. :(
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    Much like Braveheart
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    I can see this is a hot button topic. :P
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    Profile comments

    Who signed me up for this?
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    It's Compass O'Clock

    Same square as ALP and a smidge to the right for me (although the dots are quite close together). I'm surprised I wasn't closer to the Greens, but then I'm not really very radical.
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    Roll Call!

    Okay, so I was wondering (due to a discussion in another thread - http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=55689) about the general length of membership of our currently active members. UUrrrghghghgh. So I created a poll . Anywho... please let me know how long you have been around the traps here. :) C'mon all. Neeeeeeeeeeed stats! :)
  13. So I was lucky enough to get a few board games for Christmas this year. Pandemic: Fall of Rome Pandemic: Rising Tide Wildlands Brass: Birmingham Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Box Secret Hitler Keyforge (2 decks). Woohoo! I've played Pandemic: Rising Tide, Wildlands and Keyforge so far. All very awesome. Wildlands is a very different game and one I'm still kinda struggling to get my head around. Rising Tide as well - it's a bit more like base pandemic than others, but with enough twists to do your head right in. I'm still working on the strategy for it. Anyone else?
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    Christmas Board Games

    A game I can really recommend to play with younger kids is Forbidden Island or Forbidden Desert. They are both co-op games with reasonably simple rules. If you are careful how you quarterback it, the kids will have a blast.
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    Site Maintenance 22nd January

    I've put an annoucement up, but I thought I'd post a thread too as we can update it as more information comes in. **** Our glorious and benevolent overlord Ben Mansill has informed us that there will be site maintenance undertaken on 22nd of January. We do not have exact times or duration as yet, however it is expected to take place mid-morning for a few hours at this point. The site may appear to be up and available, however new posts will not be allowed until it is complete. The mods will post more information as it comes available, however please be aware. *****
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    Some great reads

    I love the Kindle app on my iPad. I have a huge library there and it takes up no storage. Much like Devere, my reading is like a rabbit on speed. I've just finished The Lost City of Z and am currently reading a book about Jack the Ripper.
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    New forum issues/features here (Atomic πi)

    Are you talking about Active Users? If so, you go to "Browse" tab up the top and select "Online Users". This shows who's active or has been recently.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 - My thoughts

    After an initial false start (the shop gave me the wrong console so I lost a weekend due to having to return it for the other one), I've had a fairly quick (about 4 hours) initial look. Purdy. Very, very purdy. But, beautiful, interactive scenery aside, I'm loving it. In my initial play time, I still haven't finished the tutorial. I've saved a guy on a mountain, punched my horse in the face multiple times (more on that later), killed a bunch of bad guys from a rival gang, shot a couple of deer with a bow and arrow (and been horrified by the skinning), fallen off my horse by hitting a tree, and headed out to rob a train. The fact that I've actually done so few things in 4 hours play time seems to be evidence of the pace of the game. While I've had some opportunity to wander off a little and do some freestyle stuff, most of what I've done so far has been story and script driven. I know this is a massive open world game, however so far I haven't seen it, which again adds to the feel of a very slow, plodding pace. It's hard to get my head out of the Witcher 3 style of open world where the user feels, even in the very early game, much more free to wander and yet still guided in what you need to know. The lack of helpful hints, tips and lengthy training guide and information is also fairly jarring. In this game, you are not going to be spoon-fed anything. And what tips and info you get is there and gone so quickly that if you aren't paying attention, you will miss it. The controls also feel very clunky. Aiming on the console has always been an issue for me, and this game certainly doesn't lessen that frustration, although the Dead Eye skill is useful. Getting a gun out of my saddle led me to punch my horse in the face repeatedly during the tutorial until I managed to get it somewhat under control. My horse was not amused and I'm pretty sure it's why it decided to walk into a tree shortly after, knocking me on my butt, sprawled in the snow. Lovely. The horse mechanic is actually very nice, with the horse acting as a cargo hold, means of transport and warm 'n fuzzy all at once. You can interact with the horse by petting it and by doing so, it improves the stamina and health and also gives the fuzzy feeling stuff. Hopefully for me, more petting equals less tree time, but I'll have to see how that goes. So why do I actually love it? The sheer variety of things you are doing is an absolute blast. Shooting the bad guys with a revolver one minute, then wielding a bow and arrow the next. The story is truly amazing and the integration between cut-scene and playtime is astonishingly seemless. The NPCs are great fun to interact with and having played RDR, getting to see the origin of John Marsten's facial scars as well as where most of his gang came from is a treat. The realism is insane in settings, voice acting and characters. My next playthrough will finish off the train job and get me to town and into the wide open spaces the game offers. As I (very, very slowly) work my way into the massive, open world I was promised on the back of the box, I'll let you know how I go. --tldr version - It's great. Buy it. But don't expect the usual kind of open world game. It certainly ain't that.
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    So - who's around these days?

    Nich and I have been kicking around an idea to better highlight active users here. You all, I am sure, are aware that under your picture, you have a group. You might be part of the "Hero" group or an "Atomican" or even a "Quark" (if you are new). We have been looking for a way of showing who's still around and who isn't. So, to kick off, we have created a new group - the Atømican group. Anyone in this group will show with a glowy green name. Once we have this working, we can look at a way of better identifying our active Heroes and Supers as well. So, anyone who visits in a year will move to this group. The way the promotion system works is that anyone who visits moving forward, and is currently an Atomican, will move into this new glowy green group which will show under their picture and in their profile. Nich and I are still arguing about whether you will be put back into the default white Atomican group after 12 months of inactivity. ? Let us know what you think!
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    LOL - go Spydey! ? On the money.
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    I'm gonna assume we got it right then. ? *Looks left and right for @fliptopia ST by TF *runs
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    Well that's probably just as ironic as the examples in that song. ? I think I pipped you by about 30 seconds. ?
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    Ironic by Alanis Morissette
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 - My thoughts

    I'm enjoying it on Xbox. I've got a few on my playtime rotation right now. Red Dead Redemption 2, State of Decay 2 and Dishonored 2 are all getting good play. All really good games for very different reasons. All recommended highly. ?
  25. Actually I believe people were punished for claiming the earth went around the sun and not the other way around. Not sure if that was the church alone tho.