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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 with my regular crew. It was the best.

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Not a bug but a QoL suggestion: If I'm deep in the vault (like I just found Snyder's Snake Pit from BLLSL 2012) and need to sign in, (I did so with my Google account, if that matters) can you return me back to the video page I was on instead of the main?

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I was inspired to seek out the clip of Vinny talking about his idea for moving Earthshaker machines, and found nothing on YouTube. I thought "surely, a link will be on the Earthshaker page itself", but again found nothing.

Eventually, I found this post by @namco51 pointing me to the 39m mark of https://www.giantbomb.com/podcasts/giant-bombcast-07-23-2013/1600-537/

I thought it made sense to post here to make it a little easier to find this very important moment in Bombcast history.

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I checked the style on that site and it looks like their first choice font-family is Helvetica Neue. Some versions of that font have issues on Windows. Did you install, say, Photoshop on your system?

Extra font fact: The Windows font subsystem replaces "Helvetica" with "Arial" (but not Neue), even if you have Helvetica installed. Word is the only program I've seen that's immune (including other Office 2016 programs like Publisher). You have to turn it off in the registry.

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From the Earth to the Moon is a docudrama miniseries that is fantastic

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#6  Edited By mrblarg

Or... "How to get screwed without really trying"

While hosting a Plinkett & Pizza Roll Party, a showing of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace directly resulted in the RRoD'ing of my '08 360. Last week, Amazon sent me my copy of Mass Effect 3. If it weren't for my attachment to my Sheps, I would have returned it for PC. My wife was rather insistent that I get it fixed as she wanted to play.

I started looking on Craigslist to see if there was anything cheaper than the $90 + a few weeks to send it to MS. I found a couple selling for under 100, and managed to snag one for $60. I didn't want to get my hopes up, but hey it turned on! Then I stuck a disc in, and ... nada. Nice of him to tell me. At least I know where he lives.

So this weekend, I whipped out a set of Torx bits and some screwdrivers and cracked them both open. I was able to swap the drives (both Hitachi) but it would only read discs as DVDs. Turns out the crypto chips in the main board and in the drive are paired. Luckily, you can just swap out the logic boards and you're good to go!

Probably not for the feint of heart, but dammit, the galaxy is at stake!