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by Deva
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1745899

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Suggests checking out this. Specifically, pre-existing filters. May or may not be accurate still.
by Deva
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 665
Views: 267858

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Scrolled through Amazing Stories titles. Checked from 1981 to present. Returned empty-handed. Declined to manually search the remaining issues. Switched back to Google searches. Omitted essays in all cases. Credits ISFDB for images (and usually titles). Alchemy Press Book.jpg The Alchemy Press Book ...
by Deva
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9221698

Re: Thoughts for ships

Found a longer version (posted February 19, 2016) and the "original" (posted January 5, 2016). (Credits forpus.org.)
by Deva
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9221698

Re: Thoughts for ships

Presumes the "better place" line to be more palatable in the recent case. Suffered from failing organs. Estimated a month to live. Feels less callous for that versus a sudden, unexpected death, such as an automobile accident. Meandering thought (due to above discussion and the Dumbing of A...
by Deva
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 665
Views: 267858

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Resisted search efforts. (Expected as much from an old story in an anthology.) Opted to look up Amazing Stories anthologies instead. Found them through the Wikipedia page . Sees no obviously correct title among them. Might jog your memory, though. The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1926 Anthology - Th...
by Deva
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9221698

Re: Thoughts for ships

Attended a funeral for the first time. Expected a glum atmosphere. Resembled a family reunion. Had not seen each other for five years, at least. Clustered in fairly stable groups. Overheard name information gathering on several occasions. Preferred this over a normal family reunion (with the other s...
by Deva
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Alternative "proof": Uninstalled Pokemon Go a while ago. Gains nothing from a fake event to distract people from gym domination. (Who will contest them during/after a hurricane? Nobody.)
by Deva
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

No. Owns no firearms, flamethrowers, or lasers.
by Deva
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664328

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Created a Facebook event to shoot Hurricane Irma. Started it due to stress and boredom. Interested approximately 43000 people. Distributed a diagram too.
Monster Manual Hurricane Entry.jpg

Source.

Invented a new version of attacking the darkness: shooting the hurricane.
by Deva
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 590
Views: 123274

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Herb.
by Deva
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Sold the remaining seventy-six Ravens (plus eleven more unmarked) and twenty-three unmarked Birds of Paradise to an interested crowd. Ran a new Starbirds commercial. Flocked to stores. Scored the final Silver Starbirds Logo, unsurprisingly. ________________________ Announced the end of the Starbirds...
by Deva
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

679 Green Feather 0.01 680 Starbirds Hair Ornament 0.15 681 Raven Set Piece B 50.00 682 Starbirds Hair Ornament 0.15 683 Starbirds Challenge Flag 10.00 684 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo 0.10 685 Green Feather 0.01 686 Starbirds Hair Ornament 0.15 687 Starbagel Coupon 1.80 688 Raven Coupon 2.00 689 Ext...
by Deva
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Sold sixty-two Ravens (numbers 617-678) and twenty-seven unmarked Birds of Paradise to a well-dressed crowd. Presumably came straight from religious services. Chatted about plans for the rest of the day. Reported some set pieces, but no major prizes. Remaining Ravens: 122 Remaining Birds of Paradise...
by Deva
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Sold eighty-five Ravens (numbers 532-616) and the remaining two Birds of Paradise (numbers 299-300) to a late-night crowd. Intended to stay up even later. Spoke of watching streams through the night. Ended up with more money leaving than coming, thanks to two Silver Starbirds Logos. Silver Starbirds...
by Deva
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

281 Starbirds Bird Food 0.20 282 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo 0.10 283 Starbirds Delivery Card 9.50 284 Starbirds Pen 0.90 285 Extras Coupon 1.65 286 Starbirds Bird Food 0.20 287 Starbits Coupon 0.60 288 Starbits Coupon 0.60 289 Starbirds Bumper Sticker 1.30 290 Starbirds Bumper Sticker 1.30 291 Star...
by Deva
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Sold forty-three Ravens (numbers 489-531) and thirty Birds of Paradise (numbers 251-280) to a reminiscing crowd. Reflected on how good last week’s plans were. Moaned about poor weather in the forecast too. Splurged a bit more on Birds of Paradise, consequently. Proved profitable for both sets of cus...
by Deva
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

401 Starbirds Kazoo 0.45 402 Starbirds Hair Ornament 0.15 403 Green Feather 0.01 404 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo 0.10 405 Starbirds Kazoo 0.45 406 Raven Coupon 2.00 407 Green Feather 0.01 408 Starbirds Kazoo 0.45 409 Starbits Coupon 0.60 410 Starbirds Bird Food 0.20 411 Starbits Coupon 0.60 412 Gree...
by Deva
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

379 Starbirds Bird Food 0.20 380 Raven Set Piece D 3.00 381 Starbirds Bird Food 0.20 382 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo 0.10 383 Starbits Coupon 0.60 384 Starbirds Perfume/Cologne 7.80 385 Starbirds Bird Food 0.20 386 Starbagel Coupon 1.80 387 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo 0.10 388 Starbirds Temporary Tat...
by Deva
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Sold thirty-three Ravens (numbers 346-378) and twenty-five Birds of Paradise (numbers 204-228) to a well-read crowd. Discussed poetry and literature from nineteenth century authors. May have been related to a college class. Entertained tattoos as well, due to two vouchers for permanent tattoos. Rema...
by Deva
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Nods. Interesting notes: - Summed up all Birds of Paradise. Totals $1028 this game, excluding unsellable prizes. - Ran 10000 simulations of buying only Birds of Paradise with $100. Sold set pieces, if incomplete. (Did not allow it to buy missing pieces, also.) Completed the set in 397 games. Never b...
by Deva
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Hmmmm... is there a way to loan money? I do know that I'll get $1500 as soon as the set is verified, after all, so I'm sure I can pay it back. No. Leads closer to securing too many prizes independently. Understands wanting a "real" reward for finishing the set. Requires either a disappoin...
by Deva
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Sold seventy Ravens (numbers 273-342) and nineteen Birds of Paradise (numbers 185-203) to a buzzing crowd (even before the coffee). Intensified a bit more due to a regular Raven customer. Gold Starbirds Logo.png Appeared unexciting for Bird of Paradise regulars, to nobody's surprise. Remaining Raven...
by Deva
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

First two: 163 Starbirds Bird Food 0.20 164 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo 0.10 orangedragonfire’s current money: 4.20 – 4.20 + 0.15 = $0.15 (plus $80 Bird of Paradise Set Piece B) Sabrar’s current money: 8.94 – 5.80 + 0.15 = $3.29 (plus $10 Bird of Paradise Set Piece C) Next twenty: 165 Starbirds Bird ...
by Deva
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Hmm. Seems pointless if (by extension) all players team up. Wondered if people might wish to trade, though. Could have easily acquired an 'A' set piece without enough cash for the rest. Shrugs. Sure. Allows it. Does not break the game. Understands it as the following: 1. Buy two Birds of Paradise wi...
by Deva
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Overwatch
Replies: 173
Views: 50887

Re: Overwatch

Saw this around. Complained about a week-long ban. "disruptive gameplay". In quickplay. What. So much for the reports being verified. Jesus you aren't even safe in quickplay lol. The system is clearly automated and abusable. How do you even be disruptive in quickplay? We checked the IP add...
by Deva
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Prize Num Prize Worth 157 Starbirds Bumper Sticker 1.30 158 Starbirds Bird Food 0.20 159 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo 0.10 160 Starbirds Pen 0.90 161 Starbirds Bumper Sticker 1.30 162 Starbirds Bird Food 0.20 Current money: 18.94 + 16 – 30 + 4.00 = $8.94 (plus $10 Bird of Paradise Set Piece C) Remain...
by Deva
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Sold fifty-nine Ravens (numbers 214-272) and seventeen Birds of Paradise (numbers 140-156) to a bleary-eyed crowd. Quietly praises the effect of their drinks. Walked away with a fine Starbirds mug, in one case. Remaining Ravens: 528 Remaining Birds of Paradise: 144 Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: ...
by Deva
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

136 Starbirds Bird Food 0.20 137 Extras Coupon 1.65 138 Starbirds Bird Food 0.20 139 Starbirds Hair Ornament 0.15 Current money: 22 - 20 + 2.2 = $4.2 (plus $80 Bird of Paradise Set Piece B). Remaining Ravens: 587 Remaining Birds of Paradise: 161 Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3 Remaining Gold St...
by Deva
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

111 Starbirds Drinking Bird 8.00 112 Extras Coupon 1.65 113 Starbagel Coupon 1.80 114 Starbits Coupon 0.60 115 Starbits Coupon 0.60 116 Starbits Coupon 0.60 117 Starbirds Hair Ornament 0.15 118 Starbirds Drinking Bird 8.00 119 Starbirds Pen 0.90 120 Extras Coupon 1.65 Starbirds Drinking Bird GIF.gi...
by Deva
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

107 Starbirds Hair Ornament 0.15 108 Starbirds Bird Food 0.20 109 Starbirds Pen 0.90 110 Starbirds Hair Ornament 0.15 Current money: $12.60 + 28 - 20 + 1.40 = $22.00 (plus $80 Bird of Paradise Set Piece B) Remaining Ravens: 627 Remaining Birds of Paradise: 190 Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3 Re...
by Deva
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

105 Starbits Coupon 0.60 106 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo 0.10 Current money: 100 - 10 + 0.7 = $90.70. Remaining Ravens: 627 Remaining Birds of Paradise: 194 Remaining Silver Starbirds Logos: 3 Remaining Gold Starbirds Logos: 2 Remaining Raven Set Piece 'A's: 2 Remaining Bird of Paradise Set Piece 'A...
by Deva
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Descends upon the free coffee like polite zombies. "Thaaaaanks. THAAAANKS!" (Birds of Paradise) Prize Num Prize Worth 95 Starbagel Coupon 1.80 96 Starbirds Hair Ornament 0.15 97 Starbirds Pen 0.90 98 Starbirds Delivery Card 9.50 99 Starbits Coupon 0.60 100 Starbirds Drinking Bird 8.00 101...
by Deva
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 665
Views: 267858

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

According to Google account activity: 1. Book Energy Humans Self-perception. Found nothing useful. 2. Book Energy Source Humans Self-perception. Clicked on "Understanding the human dimensions of sustainable energy transition" (on a .gov site). Described energy use and beliefs. Checked &quo...
by Deva
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

91 Extras Coupon 1.65 92 Starbirds Bumper Sticker 1.30 93 Starbirds Pen 0.90 94 Starbirds Alarm Clock 28.00 Current money: $28.75 – 20 + 3.85 = $12.60 (plus a sellable $28 Alarm Clock and $80 Bird of Paradise Set Piece B) New item: - Starbirds Alarm Clock: Start the day right at the right time. Rel...
by Deva
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Sold sixty-three Ravens (numbers 101-163) and twenty-two Birds of Paradise (numbers 69-90) to a chatty crowd. Arrived mostly with either dates or friends for a leisurely discussion. Translated to positive social value, but little economic value. Claimed lesser set pieces at best. Remaining Ravens: 6...
by Deva
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

65 Extras Coupon 1.65 66 Raven Coupon 2.00 67 Extras Coupon 1.65 68 Starbirds Bird Food 0.20 Current money: 42.75 - 20 + 5.5 = $28.75 (plus Bird of Paradise Set Piece B). New item: - Starbirds Bird Food: A small package of bird food. Designed it for common city birds. Wished for people to not feed ...
by Deva
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

(Raven) Prize Num Prize Worth 100 Starbirds Perfume/Cologne 7.80 (Bird of Paradise) 64 Starbirds Temporary Tattoo 0.10 Current money: 100 – 5 – 2 + 0.1 = $93.10 (plus $7.80 in sellable prizes) New items: - Starbirds Temporary Tattoo: Emblazon the Starbirds logo on yourself. Lasts longer than the caf...
by Deva
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Asks a few people. Turns you down. Cites the recent Gold Starbirds Logo. Definitely exists. Hopes to be as lucky as them. Current money: $42.75 (plus Bird of Paradise Set Piece B). Edit for fun: Tested Birds of Paradise at $2.50 each. Bought all three hundred in 986/1000 games. Averaged ~108 Birds ...
by Deva
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Starbirds Energy Games
Replies: 56
Views: 4071

Re: Starbirds Energy Games

Sold sixty Ravens (numbers 40-99) and nineteen Birds of Paradise (numbers 45-63) to a talkative crowd. Discussed mainly weekend plans. Grew louder upon peeling off a Golden Starbirds Logo. Dwarfed the other prizes, including a Raven Set Piece B. Turned discussions towards weekend plans plus a hypoth...

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