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Fallout Friday Polls are here!
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As always, thanks to Leea for the Saturday polls.
Another week of record turnout, with 41 responses to the top poll.
- Do you prefer 'bottle cap' or 'bottlecap'?
- Third was bottlecap.
- Second was bottle cap.
- First was don't really care.
- How will/did you get FO4 addons?
- Third was buying the game and each addon separately.
- Second was waiting on Ultimate Edition.
- First was buying the base game and Season Pass.
- When do you use crafting the most in FO4?
- Third was that you try to craft everything.
- Second was weapons/weapon mods.
- First was for settlements.
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There are words that drive me up the wall. They are over-used words and I am just plain sick of them. Like "conversation," "tactical," "app" or "apps," "community," and "tweet." You won't likely see "tactical" around in other than a hunting or gun magazine, but the things I've seen the word slapped to is just nuts. Tactical pen? Tactical notebook? Please.
We might've been driving Horchs today had it been that a German car maker not had an argument with his company backers. August Horch was an irascible character, and prefered to leave his company to make another one than patch up his relationship with his backers. However, he could not use his own name anymore because the oroginal company still had the rights to it. So, Horch used the Latin translation of his name (which in German means "hear"), and produced in 1909 the first Audi.
Ever had a conversation with someone, and suddenly felt that you were not talking about the same thing, even though at first you totally thought you were?
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Ever had a conversation with someone, its going on fine, but then you get that weird itch that something's not right? And by "not right" I mean that you both are not even talking about the same thing. I don't know if it happens to you, but it sure happens alot with my parents and me. We'll be talking along, having a long conversation, when one or more of us will suddenly mention, "Are we talking about the same thing?" and more often than not the reply will be "I don't know. Were you talking about [enter subject here]?" and me or mom or dad will be like, "No, I was talking about [enter completely unrelated subject]." Only no one figures out in the beginning or middle that there were totally different subjects because they shared enough that we were able to talk about it for a while before that "itch" began.
Last week, I talked about hair powder in the 1700s. In the same vein, women of that era also (in addition to powdering their hair...the ones who could afford it, that is) made some w…
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It's hereee... Fallout Friday Polls!
Thanks to Leea for the Legendary Saturday Polls, so here's the Friday ones! Which are inexplicably released after the Saturday ones.
FEB. 3, 2017 - FEB. 10, 2017
This section is being reformatted; I'll be testing some design ideas out for the next few weeks.
- Large amounts of snow pile in, thanks to a huge winter storm primarily affecting the Northeast. Many flights are delayed, roads are blocked by snow or ice, and power goes out in several areas.
- Betsy Devos is confirmed as President Donald Trump's education secretary. Two Republicans choose to vote against her, resulting in a 50-50 tie broken by VP Mike Pence.
- Jeff Sessions is confirmed as Attorney General for Trump's cabinet.
- The block of Trump's travel ban is upheld by three 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges.
Extremely nice voter turnout last week, with 34 respondents on the biggest poll!
- Do you get jumpscared by holes/cliffs while walking in Fallout?
- Third top answer was all the time.
- Second was that i…
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Five years ago, we received the sad news that Adam Adamowicz passed away. He had been the creative genius behind Bethesda's games for seven years by then. Up to the end, he was still working on concept art, including already concept art for Fallout 4. I think it's no overstatement to say that he was one of the main creators of what we know as the first person Fallout games today. His concept art has been determining the game design, often even into the smallest details.
Not only in terms of work performance has Adam been amazing, also on the work floor, he has been very popular among his colleagues and visitors. For the newer Fallout fans that don't know him yet, I can only warmly recommend to read more about him and look at more of his concept art. The official Bethesda remembrance page offers a nice overview to start from. http://adam.bethsoft.com/.
The Nukapedia team is grateful for all the great work Adam has done and wishes Adam's family and friends and the whole Bethesda team stre…Read more >
Fallout Friday Polls are here: and now they're official! Thanks to everyone who spent a moment of their time commenting or answering polls, and thanks to Agent C, Jspoelstra, and Peace 'n' Hugs for official support.
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JAN. 27, 2017 - FEB. 3, 2017
- Jan. 27 - Trump signs an executive order temporarily halting selected visa immigration in the refugee program from 7 Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Trump states that although we want to help refugees, the risk of letting in terrorists is currently too great. He also defends his decision by noting that immigration to the U.S. "is a privilege, not a right."
- Jan. 28 - Protests are held against Trump's decision. Airports clog with protesters in numerous cities.
- Jan. 31 - Trump announces that he will be nominating Neil Gorsuch as his pick for the Supreme Court justice to replace the late Scalia. He recommends that, if necessary, Congress should use the 'nuclear option' to ge…
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At bedtime, whenever I've got a headache or stomachache or whatever, I sit up at night because I can't fall asleep and then my brain likes to go against me and play over and over on an eternal loop my most hated song(s), most often that absolute worst part of the song I totally loathe. And then I think, "Why now?" and I sit there and totally suffer. Just a few days ago I had heartburn all night that didn't go away no matter how many antacids I ate, and a song that I don't know the name of the band or song that I heard over the radio played nonstop for four hours straight, even in the fitfull sleep when I'd nod off briefly. You know, I'd like for a favorite song to play in my head, but for some reason only the abhored songs play. Its really annoying.
We all know that back in the 1700s men (and most women) powdered their wigs. There were the usual "gentlemanly" colors of grey or white, but did you know that there were also purple and pink? I'm not talking vivid colors like we have today, the…
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I am a sore loser. I admit this freely, because I know that I'm a sore loser. I flip out when I don't win in games, if its cards, digital, or board games. I'm like Calvin out of Calvin and Hobbes, I yell in frustration and want to destroy something. I wanted to flip the Blackjack tables in New Vegas and attack the dealers...in fact, I did a couple of times (attacking, not flipping tables, because you can't do that), considering that Reputation on The Strip is so meaningless. When I don't win at UNO on my old flip phone, it plays a super annoying tune accompanied by bold letters "YOU LOSE" and I want to crack the phone in half. I swear and cuss at the TV screen when I die in video games, and dad tells me to knock it off, because its just a game. I used to cry in frustration when I'd play Monopoly with dad, because he was merciless and rubbed it in my face that I was losing. Likely why I don't play anything with him anymore; I couldn't stand his "thumbing his nose at me" attitude about it…Read more >
Fallout Friday Polls are here once again!
JAN. 20 - JAN. 27, 2017
- Jan. 20 - Donald J. Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, with Mike Pence as his VP.
- Jan. 21 - "Women's Rights" rallies are held in protest of the election. Madonna is criticized for stating that she had "thought a lot about blowing up the White House".
- Jan. 21-26 - Trump signs an order intended to slow the effects of the Affordable Care Act, thus beginning the process of "repealing and replacing Obamacare". He also backs the U.S. out of proposed participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. Another order allows construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline to resume. Finally, Trump states that construction of the new border wall with Mexico will commence within several months.
- Jan. 25 - The Mexican president backs out of a meeting with Trump, after Trump announced that Mexico would pay for the wall, not the U.S. Payment method is still unclear, but some form of a tariff (tax on impor…
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The eighth Fallout Friday Polls are here!
JAN 13, 2017 - JAN 20, 2017
Jan. 14 - The Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus announces its closing after 146 years. The chairman of Feld Entertainment, which owns RB & B&B, notes that ticket sales have been falling dramatically over the years, largely from audiences' ability to gain such entertainment via new technology, and culminating in massive ticket drops after elephants were removed from the performance following animal rights groups' allegations of animal mistreatment. The last performances will be held in May.
Jan. 17 - Obama commutes the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who had been convicted of distributing hundreds of thousands of state secret files to Wikileaks. Jan. 17 - A detective named Jerry Walker, a father of four, was killed in Little Elm, Texas, while responding to a call about an armed man outside his home. The shooter was later found dead nearby; it is unknown whether he was shot by himself or police.
Jan. 19 - Texas attorne…
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