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    [–] TIL the winner of the discuss throw in the first modern Olympics had never seen a proper discuss until he arrived in Athens. The version he commissioned to train with was 25 pounds heavier than the competition model because he based it solely on images from an ancient vase. Yakb0 3 points ago in todayilearned

    It still takes time and money to audit your system, and make sure that that isn't happening somewhere, especially in one of the 3rd party libraries, or external vendors that you use.

    For example, right now, I might be using a plugin that scans all the URLs on any web page I visit. That includes your post, and the link to your user page. So some 3rd party is gathering user data on you.

    And that opens up a whole other series of meetings, and planning, and more meetings to discuss implementation/migration plans. All of which cost money.

    In a lot of cases, it's just easier to opt out of the whole thing, by blocking service. ESPECIALLY for a site that lives off of 3rd party advertising.

    [–] What makes an engine "high-strung?" Yakb0 1 points ago in cars

    A very narrow power band, and being very finicky.

    Basically the engine makes its power in a very small RPM range, close to its very high redline; and it won't make any power if you lug the engine.

    Also, it NEEDS premium fuel, won't start up if it's very cold, some vital part of the engine has a very short lifetime, and needs constant attention/monitoring, etc...

    [–] Best board game to digital conversion? Yakb0 4 points ago in boardgames

    I like the Terra Mystica app.

    It's much easier to track power points, and the game can instantly show you your score, so there's no need to crunch numbers to see what track you need to move up on to get ahead of what player.

    [–] What boardgame will you never play again, and why? Yakb0 3 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago) in boardgames

    Race / Roll for the Galaxy

    I'm not saying its a bad game, it just doesnt click with me. I've played plenty of times and I always feel like I'm a turn behind, and I never get an engine going.

    Founders Of Gloomhaven

    Too many mechanics, and a runaway leader problem.

    Exoplanets, Alien Artifacts, mafia de cuba

    Just not well designed.

    [–] TIL in 1964 Michelangelo's Pieta, was packed up and shipped to NYC for the Worlds Fair. Yakb0 1 points ago in todayilearned

    My mother saw it at the Worlds Fair, and also mentioned the moving walkways.

    That's actually how I learned about this. We were talking about the mobs of people lining up for selfies in front of classical masterworks, and fighting your way to the front; and she mentioned that when the Pieta came to Queens for the Worlds Fair you were moved past it automatically.

    [–] People of Reddit, if you were trapped inside a board game, which one would you want to be trapped in and why? Yakb0 5 points ago in AskReddit


    Because who wouldn't want to start with 1 man scout, and find their fortune exploring/mining/plundering in outer space?

    And you can regenerate, if you accidentally jump into the sun, or get blasted into pieces, or push your luck a little to far in the asteroid field, and explode.

    [–] What screams "I'm terrible with money"? Yakb0 8 points ago in AskReddit

    Only person I knew with one of those belts was from a family with a serious amount of money.

    His first and last name started with G, so he always wore a Gucci belt, with a giant G for a buckle.

    [–] What screams "I'm terrible with money"? Yakb0 5 points ago in AskReddit

    Sounds like you didn't have to pay to have it hoisted out of the water and prepped for winter storage every year, or deal with salt water corrosion, or pay mooring fees, or have a marine-diesel tech work on it, etc...

    [–] What movie deserves a sequel? Yakb0 1 points ago in AskReddit


    If you didn't know anything about the movies. The only thing you heard about John Carter prior to release, was how much of a fuckup it it was.

    [–] What movie deserves a sequel? Yakb0 2 points ago in AskReddit


    That actually might work as a plot point.

    [–] What cars of today (2010-2019) do you think will be considered classics/legendary/favorites etc in 40+ years? Yakb0 4 points ago in cars

    It's not about tech. You're potentially buying THE best big v8 car that a marquee ever made, before the switch to hybrid or full electric.

    In 40 years, yes they may be anochonisms, bit they'll still be interesting and desirable.

    [–] Pricing Updated on West Tickets Yakb0 3 points ago in PAX


    If you miss the initial sale you can pick up badges from people with last minute emergencies.

    [–] What is your worst experience with the hobby? Yakb0 1 points ago in boardgames

    How do you feel about Archipelago?

    Or any other semi-coop game, where the losing player can end the game for everyone in an effort to catch up.

    [–] I pulled my built 4v motor and i'm coyote swapping! Yakb0 17 points ago in cars

    The 4.6 v8 in the Mustang started as a 2 valve, went up to 3, then 4 valves per cylinder.

    The Coyote v8 also has 4 valves per cylinder but it's 5 liters.

    [–] Which video game quotes you can say during sex? Yakb0 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Did you just scream, [Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker]?

    [–] Best mortgage lenders? Yakb0 2 points ago in boston

    Has anyone had experience with a mortgage from DCU?

    I had a car loan from them, and everything went fine.

    [–] How safe is Dorchester? Yakb0 3 points ago in boston

    Dorchester is gentrifying from the west and east.

    It used to be that anything east of 93 was safe. Now it's anything east of Dorchester Ave.

    [–] What famous movie quote would be improved if the character cocked a shotgun while they were saying it? Yakb0 12 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in AskReddit


    This is exactly the line I was thinking of.

    I guess I'll have to settle for, "I guess this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship".... Cha-chunk