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A few years ago, I used to have a printer that took an hour to print pictures.

I'm not kidding.

It came from a friend (who was really dad's boss) who was replacing hers (no wonder!), but it still worked, so she had wanted to know if we wanted it. As we had a computer but no printer, we had accepted. Only then did we realize that the thing, for whatever reason, took an hour or more to print a 8x10 picture. On documents it would do okay, though sometimes it would get it in its electrical brain to take as long on documents as it did on pictures. If I had known that it would have been that way, I would have never told dad to go ahead and bring the behemoth home.

This Week's Trivia

You know where the word "eavesdropping" came from? Back in the Medieval ages, gossips stood under the eaves of houses to catch conversations of the dwelers' activities, so came the word because they were dropping in on the conversations under the eaves.

Last Week's Polls

Ever seen "poems" that didn't make any sense to you?

  • Third was not reading poetry. 'Cause there's so much else to do in this world than read stuff that doesn't always make sense.
  • Second was sometimes. Better than all the time, am I right?
  • And first was all the time. You're not into spending half a day trying to comprehend something that won't have a big impact on your life. Good for you.

Should regrowing produce plants appear in another Fallout game?

  • Third was only if they make it so the plants regrow after a longer time. Skyrim's seemed more realistic (you have to wait 30 or so days), but it also made it harder to hoard stuff.
  • Second was not liking that feature. I'll bet because it didn't seem post-apocalyptic enough. Right? But plants and such have to come back after some time, right? Where's the fun in nothingness?
  • And first was "Yes, please!" I hoarded too many Pinto bean pods and Jalapeño peppers, even though I never used them in cooking. I left most of them out on the table in the kitchen so my companions wouldn't eat what I had saved in the fridge. I learned looong time ago to keep the precious stuff, like Sugar Bombs, in the fridge in the lobby of the Lucky 38.

Should companions be essential in the next game, like they were in Fallout: New Vegas' casual mode and in Fallout 4, or should they be able to be killed, like they were in Fallout 3?

  • Third was a tie (haven't seen that in a while!) between not essential and not having companions. Personally, I hated all the times I had to reload in Fallout 3 because the pop-up would come about RL-3 or Charon biting the dust.
  • Second was make them essential still. Then the only one you have to worry about dying in a major fight is you.
  • And first was just an option to turn that on or off. What about with certain companions to be able to to that? Even better!

This Week's Polls

Ever had some piece of technology seem like a great bargain at first, and yet it wasn't?
 
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The poll was created at 11:58 on April 29, 2016, and so far 89 people voted.
Would you like skills (i.e., like in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas) to come back in a future Fallout game, or do you like the way Fallout 4 does it?
 
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The poll was created at 11:57 on April 29, 2016, and so far 99 people voted.
Ever think that the Lockpicking skill had too few perks to choose from?
 
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The poll was created at 11:57 on April 29, 2016, and so far 86 people voted.

That's all, folks!

That's all for this week. If you have any ideas for me, leave them on my talk page!