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  1. If you buy an OEM Windows product, you are legally bound to install it on one one and only one computer (MS's definition of what a "computer" is changes all the time) and you must place the supplied sticker on the front side of the computer case. There are no functional differences between it and the retail (OLP) version. Technically, you are breaking the law if you obtain an OEM version without a new computer (it used to be legal to get it with any piece of hardware - such as a mouse - but this is no longer the case), so I am not sure why you are buying it in the first place.

  2. My new monitor arrived today, so I might as well post the specs:


    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400

    MB: Asus P5B Deluxe

    RAM: 2 GB DDR2

    GPU: Gigabyte GeForce FX7900 GS w/256 MB VRAM

    HDD: 2x Seagate Barracuda 320 GB 7200.10

    TV Card: Leadtek WinFast TV2000 Expert

    Optical Drive: Pioneer DVR 111D DVD-RW

    Case: Cooler Master Centurion 532

    PSU: Cooler Master RealPower 450W

    Keyboard: Logitech G15

    Mouse: Logitech MX Revolution

    Monitor: Samsung 971P

    Speakers: Still good old Cambridge Soundworks FPS 1600 4.1


    Total Cost: Roughly 2000 EUR, which amounts to about $2600.


  3. I work in a place that archives lots and lots of CD's. They won't touch DVD's with five foot pliers.


    We have archived over 10,000 CD's full of data, and we make around 1,000 more per year..

    Er... for that kind of backup, using CDs (or DVDs) is bizarre. That's what tape backup and other professional solutions are for.


    My personal experience is that DVDs are more reliable than CDs, but YMMV.

  4. On the subject of prestige classes: it would not be worthwhile to design and implement prestige classes when you could never take more than 3 levels in a PrC at any rate. It'd be a waste of time.


    Personally, I am sure that, once Josh releases TBH (whenever that may be), others may take the module and add m ore stuff (like PrCs) in. But I don't want him to waste his time on such trivial issues; I want the game to come out so I can experience the story and the characters. And, yes, I am this eager even after being spoiled about a good part of the story.

  5. I quoteth ye olde FAQ:


    Question: Will there be painted character portraits in Jefferson?

    No. Instead of portraits, Jefferson will feature 3D characters heads (somewhat similar to the ones seen in Planescape: Torment). Designers have promised that these heads will offer enough detail and customizability that players will want to use them for their Pen-and-Paper campaigns.


    Those painted "portraits" we have are concept art and they would not have been used in the game anyway.

  6. Care to elaborate on those sleeping/residency rules?

    This never made it to the old Jefferson FAQ, but I still have it saved in my "Jefferson File:"


    Jefferson's current design for resting takes two forms: sleeping and residency. Sleeping is just that: you rest for eight hours and then get up. Residency allows the player to select daily activities for the individual members of the party.


    Yes, I stole this directly from Darklands.

  7. I ahte when people comapre drugs like marijuana to smking cigerattes. Poeple say it has the same harmful effect as smoking. That's bull. Smoking doens't cloud your mind.

    I can tell you from personal experience that smoking cigars (though not cigarettes) can indeed cloud the smoker's mind. This is even more emphasized when cigar-smoking is combined with alcohol.

  8. Google Page Creator sucks when it comes to inserting images in pages. So, I created three Picassa galleries and linked them to the Images page of the FAQ. This appears to be working.


    Josh, if you notice any out-of-place image (e.g. from Stonekeep 2 or TORN), please let me know. I already spotted a couple of Vance's Wheel of Time RPG images in ramza's collection, and I won't be uploading them.

  9. It's like you guys want me to write my debate myself.  It's just like, uh.


    I certainly won't write a debate for you. Do your own research. However, here are some key points which you could focus on.



    -What people do to themselves is their own damn business (libertarianism)

    -Compare to the Prohibition (i.e. it's counter-productive since the only benefactors are criminals)

    -It's no more dangerous than smoking or drinking (which are legal)

    -Reduction of the "forbidden fruit" effect

    -Medicinal benefits

    -Government gains the ability to monitor production for quality

    -Government gains the ability to tax the sales



    -It endangers others - driving while being high is particularly dangerous

    -It would become more accessible to minors

    -"Entrance" drug for more serious stuff

    -If you legalize one drug, where do you stop? Why not legalize others?

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