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Grazza

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  1. This is the continuation of the "Post your Doom picture!" thread, which was the longest in the forum's history and had become so large that the forum software was straining under its weight. The topic is simple: if you have any interesting Doom images, post them here. You may post screenshots of wads in progress if you wish. Thumbnails are a good idea if you want to link to a bigger image. Most of the main image-uploading sites provide thumbnails that have a similar file-name to the image itself. For tinypic.com, the thumbnail image has "_th" added before the file extension. For imageshack, you add ".th" (so a jpg filename would end ".th.jpg"), and for imgur.com, you add "s" for a small thumbnail or "m" for it to be medium sized. For photobucket, add "th_" at the start of the file-name. For minus.com, add "_e" before the file extension.
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    Share a random fact about yourself

    I normally give darker roast coffees a finer grind than lighter roasts. I don't know why. It just seems right to me.
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    Post your pet pictures!

    October pets of the month
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    Nomonster speedrunning

    Earth by Roger Ritenour Map01 (The Ruins) Nomonsters Speed in 0:59 I've actually no idea what the intended route is, but I'm certain this isn't it! Kind of sloppy running, but my target time was <1:00, so yeah. ear1o059.zip
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    Post your pet pictures!

    Teddy
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    'Wads of Wads' CD from 1994

    I see that there is a LMP section in there that might be of some historical interest. Judging from the number of files alone, it must have some demos that aren't included in the "The DOOM Hall of Fame: Collectors Edition", which has a similar vintage. From their date-stamps, most of the demos must be 1.2 format, which Prboom+ can attempt to play back, with a good degree of success. (I have only tested a few of them though.)
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    Random Image Thread

    The obelisk marks the center of the foot of the 100-foot tower on which the device was detonated. In the blast photos (such as this one), it is the point at ground level below the center of the fireball. The tower was mostly vaporized, but a small distance from the obelisk you can still see the twisted, melted remnants of one of the feet of the tower. It is safe to visit the site. Radiation is all around us, and the radiation level in the area is fairly low. While it is elevated above that of the surrounding area, there are many sources of radiation that expose us to higher levels and that we tend to view as inoccuous. There was a sign at the site that gave information on this, presumably to reassure anyone who was nervous. I could post an image of it, but it's simpler to quote from this page: So you wouldn't want to live there long term - that would be similar exposure to having a CAT Scan twice a month. Trinitite is indeed radioactive, though at relatively low levels. Geiger counters get quite noisy when pointed at the stuff. Making jewelry out of it probably isn't great idea, and wearing it for long periods even less so. But you won't get sick just from being near the stuff for a while. If you're keen to investigate radiation in the world around you, then there are some inexpensive Geiger counters available. Strongly recommended if you plan to visit the Russian Arctic too. Since this is the random image thread, here's an admittedly not so random image: Taken in Roswell, New Mexico
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    Random Image Thread

    Views from the top: Ben Lomond Sarcophagus From the air: Faddeyevsky Peninsula
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    TeamTNT

    The "Phase 1 Beta Release" of Boom (attached) was dated 31-Mar-1998 in the README file; the file-stamps in the zip are 1-Apr-1998. My local copy of the zip is dated 3-Apr-1998, which is presumably the date I downloaded it. I think what really propelled Zdoom to "dominant port" status was when TeamTNT discontinued Boom development and basically told everyone that Zdoom could pretty much be viewed as the successor to it (and would be used for future TeamTNT projects - on 20-Mar-1999). That created major headwinds for ports based on the Boom source code. boombet0.zip
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    Miscellaneous demos (part 3)

    MADE OF METALS series by John Hahn Map01 Nightmare! Speed in 0:14 mom1n014.zip Simple enough, but it still took a fair number of attempts. UV Speed would be slower, since you'd need to collect some additional rockets.
  11. It's a reference to Doom2 map22. I didn't particularly like the idea at the time either, but it isn't just random.
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    Miscellaneous demos (part 3)

    It opens OK in 7zip. But I have repackaged it in any case. momser_.zip
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    Random Image Thread

    Mount Erebus info: Taken at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Not the greatest quality images, but readable.
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    Miscellaneous demos (part 3)

    MADE OF METALS series by John Hahn Map01 UV Pacifist in 7:58 mom1p758.zip It's one of the those aggravating and swearing-inducing Pacifists that I sometimes do. The plan is simple enough: get a lost soul to attack a Romero head. But setting it up is a bit of a mess. See the txt for info. The zip includes a few fail demos. The wad was posted in the Compuserve Action Games forum but never made it into the Archive.
  15. Not quite sure what you're getting at here, but HR was made by two Israeli guys.
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    ........

    good going
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    Random Image Thread

    A V-2 rocket, last month (at the Missile Park, White Sands Missile Range, NM):
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    How do you deal with a bad day?

    Sometimes going for a long walk helps get things in perspective. I remember one time at a chess tournament after a particularly embarrassingly stupid loss, I walked from Åkirkeby to Årsballe and back. If nothing else, after all those miles my aching legs and knees were a bigger concern than wounded pride, and I was able to joke about it with some of the other players over a few beers.
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    PrBoom-Plus, ver. 2.5.1.4

    How it looks depends on the complevel, due to this being an MBF feature. You need to using complevel 11 or above for MBF features to be active (or available).
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    What is your favorite soda?

    Only sparkling water. If it's got sugar or a sugar substitute of any sort in it, I'm not going anywhere near it. I remember as a kid dropping a two litre cola bottle on the floor. When it dried out, I couldn't believe the amount of crappy residue that was left behind. "What, all that shit was in there?" So I tend to regard this whole genre as "water, sugar, poison, colour", which tends to sum up the ingredients too. Perhaps they put all that crap in there to disguise the fact that the water they are using isn't very good to start with.
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    Random Image Thread

    Two emus in the Pinnacles Desert, Nambung National Park, Western Australia
  22. 25

     

    Yes, my 25th book has recently been published. (Actually, it was published on Chess Studio a couple of months ago.) The timing - just before Christmas - is deliberate, but coinciding with a world championship match was accidental.

     

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    Click the image for Amazon links for hardcopy and Kindle. The Kindle free sample includes the introductions and the first 10 sections or so. There's also a PDF free sample on the Gambit website.

     

    This is the most elementary book I have written for some years, but is by no means a babyish book. It should be useful for players up to decent club standard too. Choosing good clear examples was a big task, and avoiding excessively complex language was a challenge. I also wanted to write a book that presented a modern view of opening play, rather than the inflexible and unrealistic "rule-based" approach that you tend to find in old books (even though it has never accurately represented how good players handle this phase of the game). This runs the risk of confusing readers, but should lead to better opening play.

     

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      Grazza

      Now and then. Less than I used to.

    3. KVELLER

      KVELLER

      And what are your other books about?

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      Grazza

      Clicking on the author link on the Amazon page will list many of them.

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    Nomonster speedrunning

    Earth by Roger Ritenour Map04 (The Chasm) Nomonsters Speed in 0:57 Featuring a prize bitch of a yellow key grab (plus one other minor trick). See txt for details. ear4o057.zip
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    Random Image Thread

    On Saturday I happened to pass through Donnybrook, so naturally took a few pictures: Just a random small town in Western Australia? Remember Icarus map08? I was disappointed not to find a glass box in the middle of town with a yellow key that was a bitch to get. Still, pain, death and butchery were on display.
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    Random Image Thread

    One of the links I gave provides information. But basically the earth wobbles in a variety of ways of varying periodicity and magnitude. This affects the polar circles in an identical (but opposite) way. The long-term movement is one of the factors in Milankovitch Cycles.
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