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TV / Movies / Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Last post by 8ullfrog on Today at 09:20:08 PM »
I got to episode 100 of stargate. Now I understand the references from the 200th episode. (Sci-fi picked up SG-1 after it left Showtime.)

Fun fact: Stargate was actually cancelled at the end of Season 5.
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Site Suggestions / Re: How about larger avatars?
« Last post by christ on Today at 05:00:51 AM »
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TV / Movies / Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Last post by 6pairsofshoes on Today at 03:30:26 AM »
The body count on Mayans MC continues to climb.  Maybe these bikers should try Buddhism or something.  They're always so stressed out.
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Site Suggestions / Re: How about larger avatars?
« Last post by 6pairsofshoes on Today at 03:28:06 AM »
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fxdrv06hna4yafl/avvy%20-%201.jpg?dl=0

I tried chris's suggestions and it didn't work, so I'm still scratching my head with this one.

Wow.  That was fast.  Thank you to whomever managed to get that to work.
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Site Suggestions / Re: How about larger avatars?
« Last post by smokester on Today at 01:37:38 AM »
Photobucket is not having it so I screen grabbed it and upped it local to this site. It you have the original please link it here (not using PB) and I'll overwrite it.

SSL also creates problems with the avatar system so it seems.

To link to a picture on dropbox: Use all of the link (https:// through to the dl=0). Then change ?dl=0 to ?raw=1 at the end of the link. Put the whole thing from h to 0 into the [ img ] [ /img ] tags.

... and then remember that avatars are a pain in the arse, and that (a) they may not work, (b) Smokes may have (inadvertently?) disabled them, ( c) size limitations, (d) reasons.

... it looks to me like (b), as I can't add an avatar to my account. It may only be available to veterans with post counts higher than 2, though.

Nothing had actually been changed other that the redirect to the SSL version and that could well be the issue. More likely is that our server is getting a bit shonky of late with more outages than usual so it could just be a service out when we've tried.

The boy has his own server somewhere so I might ask him to host us.
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Site Suggestions / Re: How about larger avatars?
« Last post by christ on Today at 01:20:48 AM »
To link to a picture on dropbox: Use all of the link (https:// through to the dl=0). Then change ?dl=0 to ?raw=1 at the end of the link. Put the whole thing from h to 0 into the [ img ] [ /img ] tags.

... and then remember that avatars are a pain in the arse, and that (a) they may not work, (b) Smokes may have (inadvertently?) disabled them, ( c) size limitations, (d) reasons.

... it looks to me like (b), as I can't add an avatar to my account. It may only be available to veterans with post counts higher than 2, though.
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Chaos / Re: What makes you Happy?
« Last post by 6pairsofshoes on Today at 01:04:23 AM »
Quote
Of Mere Being

The palm at the end of the mind,
Beyond the last thought, rises
In the bronze decor,

A gold-feathered bird
Sings in the palm, without human meaning,
Without human feeling, a foreign song.

You know then that it is not the reason
That makes us happy or unhappy.
The bird sings. Its feathers shine.

The palm stands on the edge of space.
The wind moves slowly in the branches.
The bird's fire-fangled feathers dangle down.

Wallace Stevens, c. 1967.
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Site Suggestions / Re: How about larger avatars?
« Last post by 6pairsofshoes on Today at 01:01:23 AM »
Bigger than non existent would be good for me.

I deleted the blurry photobucket one.  Then I tried to link one via Dropbox.  Zip.  Then imgur.  Nothing.  So out of desperation I went back to photobucket.  Again, even with the original avvy nothing happens when I link it.  I've done this before, so what's different?  I post the link and it supposedly works and then there's no avatar, so it clearly isn't doing what I intend.

Anyone who may have some insights into this would be doing me a favor to explain how to get my avatar back up.  Thanks in advance.
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TV / Movies / Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Last post by 8ullfrog on Yesterday at 11:36:56 PM »
I had to tweak something on another site to get my imgur avatar to load, I didn't bother with an account though.

The SG-1 disc I was watching had some fun behind the scenes stuff. When the team is "frosted over" from a rough gate trip, they're sprayed with melted paraffin wax.

The generic tomb sets are just the mothership set redressed.
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Chaos / Re: What makes you Happy?
« Last post by 8ullfrog on Yesterday at 08:05:09 PM »
Been feeling lousy for a while now, like most of September. Today it just... stopped hurting. I didn't know things like that could happen. Very Happy.
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