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Postby ThunderTitan » Jul 26 2012, 19:53

Gaidal Cain wrote:And there is six included publications.


Show off.

EDIT: Also, why does it say Doctor of Philosophy? Well at least now i know where the Ph. comes from...
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Postby Kalah » Jul 26 2012, 20:46

Dr. philos (Ph.D) is one of the four doctorates in the classic university disciplines. The others are Dr. theol. (theology), Dr. juris (law) og Dr. med. (medicine). So even physics, chemistry and the like are fitted into the "philosophical" degree.

You do it that way in Sweden too, I presume, GC?
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Postby Gaidal Cain » Jul 27 2012, 6:49

Not really. I'm actually a "Doctor of technology", but that title doesn't really exist in English, so it's translated to PhD.
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Postby Pol » Jul 30 2012, 22:13

I'm back. Turned the blueberries into the tasty jam and will try to address the wiki transfer in these hot and busy times. :-D
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Postby ThunderTitan » Aug 7 2012, 19:53

Gaidal Cain wrote:Not really. I'm actually a "Doctor of technology", but that title doesn't really exist in English, so it's translated to PhD.


So your people at least do use common sense...
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Postby Kalah » Sep 13 2012, 21:49

Really busy these days ... not much time to pop by ...
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Postby Qurqirish Dragon » Sep 13 2012, 23:25

Split the topic, as it was over 140 pages long already...
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Postby Angelspit » Sep 14 2012, 13:51

140 pages of discussion about being away?

We should have a presence thread then.
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Postby Pitsu » Sep 14 2012, 18:31

It is more hot to be absent than to be present.
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Postby Corribus » Sep 15 2012, 4:40

My greatest contribution to the board, damned now to languish in obscurity 'til the end of time! O curse thee, Qqd! Thou hath torn heart from breast and stamped thy foot upon it 'til it is but thin red gruel upon the trodden earth! :(
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Postby Qurqirish Dragon » Sep 18 2012, 15:22

Corribus wrote:My greatest contribution to the board, damned now to languish in obscurity 'til the end of time! O curse thee, Qqd! Thou hath torn heart from breast and stamped thy foot upon it 'til it is but thin red gruel upon the trodden earth! :(


For some reason, I think you have contributed more than this. Can't quite think of what now... :devil:

And the thread did go almost 50% longer than they normally do before being replaced.
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Postby Kalah » Sep 19 2012, 14:16

Angelspit wrote:140 pages of discussion about being away?

We should have a presence thread then.


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Postby Caradoc » Oct 1 2012, 17:06

Have I been absent long enough to post here?

I guess so, as my login on the main site seems to have expired. I really appreciated Kalah's post mortem on Heroes VI. I feel just about the same with an extra helping of disappointment with the editor.

I just hit my 64th birthday and though I'm still a year from Medicare, I'm getting Social Security and can pretty much retire from the working life. I just built a new house in the Texas Hill Country. Now I've got all the time for games, so I really wish there was a good one. I'm going to load the Heroes6 patch 1.7 and give it one more shot. Just got the Civ V Gods+Kings expansion, so that's another possibility.
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Postby Pol » Oct 1 2012, 18:47

Caradoc it's nice to see you. ;)

And yes, H6 is not exactly a success. Like if Ubi si trying to learn people that they should live real lives and also something about trust. Yeah, big lessons are important and don't come up cheap.

Good games, hmm.

Played World of Goo yesterday and planning to try Vessel and Osmos. All from humblebundle.com Not just this one though. :devious:
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Postby Kalah » Oct 1 2012, 19:36

Hey, it's Caradoc - long time no see. :)
Good to hear you'll have time for games. Make some maps for us, won't you. ;)
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Postby Corribus » Oct 1 2012, 23:05

Mr. Watkins, been ages! How you been? Ever give WoG a try??
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Postby Caradoc » Oct 11 2012, 15:11

Mr Duncan, good to see you're still here. I assume you eventually got your degree and moved out into the professional world. Physical chemistry, wasn't it?

If you recall, we once had an argument over the war in Afghanistan. I opposed it from the start, while you thought the government knew better. You even went so far as to question my patriotism. I wonder whether you still feel that way.

I did enjoy WoG (and Equilibris). Simpler software with better results than what we get now.

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Postby Corribus » Oct 18 2012, 1:02

Wow, all that time slips by and you're still nursing that wound. ;)

Yeah, so, I suppose my views have matured but we'll leave it at that. Satisfied? :D

Did get my degree (geez, what is it, almost seven years now?). Still trying to figure out what I really want to do with it, lol. Also have a wife and kid. That cuts down on gaming time, but the ends certainly justify the means on that score.

Anyway, hope to see you stopping in once in a while. Cheers.
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Postby Angelspit » Oct 19 2012, 19:56

Gaming with kids is another way to embrace the hobby and spend time with our young ones. But instead of the likes of Arkham City or Civilization, we end up with Once Upon a Monster or Lego Harry Potter. But hey, it's good fun anyway!
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Postby Kalah » Oct 19 2012, 22:35

Or Worms - a truly excellent way of spending an evening with your nieces. :D
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