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June 23, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
At this point it should be no secret, but we love dogs here at Stardock. Honestly, we don’t discriminate; we pretty much love all animals, and the ecosystem surrounding our office is inhabited by feral kitties, geese, snapping turtles, groundhogs, and dozens of other critters that we do our best to live peacefully with. Still, there’s nothing quite like the wag of a dog’s tail or the excitement they exude when you walk through the door. A few months back, we all said a to...
June 22, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
It's a widely known fact that we love an array of animals here at Stardock, and frogs are certainly among them. Our CEO Brad in particular is especially fond of the amphibians, even going so far as to sport the name Frogboy on our forums and in other places. So, when I saw this video of a tiny, barely dime-sized frog called the Pumpkin Toadlet, trying to land a jump and failing spectacularly, I felt compelled to share it so that everyone might also have the same opportunity for a belly...
June 16, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
The Iconians never saw it coming. Their great creation, the Yor, turned on them the moment they gained sentience. Manipulated by the Dread Lords, the Yor proceeded to systematically wipe out the entirety of the Iconian homeworld, leaving nothing but charred corpses and barren wastelands in their wake. Since that day, whether through further instructions from the Dread Lords or by their own cold and logical calculations, the Yor have become aggressively xenophobic. Disgusted by all biologic...
June 15, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
Who doesn't love dinosaurs? ...If you've got your hand up, put it down and run away - this isn't the article for you. I love dinosaurs and all things adjacent to them, so when I came across an article yesterday that detailed the life and death of a male mastodon from about 13,200 years ago I had to pause to give it a read. Researchers studied the chemical composition of its tusks and were able to determine that the mastodon grew up in the Great Lakes area and made annual trips to a mating gro...
June 12, 2022 by starkers on starkers corner
The title says it all, our world is not what it could be or should be.  Therte are various 'so-called leaders who profess to be doing the 'right' thing to defend their countries, but in actual fact the truth is greed, imperial advancement and acquisition of resources the do not belong to them.  Russia is clearly guilty of this right now with the invasiuon of Ukraine, and China, under another despotic leader, is seeking to do the same in Taiwan and other Pacific nations who do NOT need ...
June 9, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
One of the cornerstones of the Galactic Civilizations series has always been customization. From specifying the size of your map and the density of planets, to crafting custom vessels, to creating your own complete civilizations, the game has something for everyone.  Creating a custom civilization is easy with the Civilization Builder! I’m going to walk you through the steps and the options - there are lots! - that you have when you decide to try it out.  Getting Started ...
June 9, 2022 by DerekPaxton on kael
  Today I decided to play a game as the Xeloxi. They are a tough civilization to play - so much so that I almost put a warning on them (as well as a few other civilizations) stating that they weren't a good selection for first-time players. They certainly run a difficulty level harder than the Terran Alliance. I've always loved the Xeloxi's style and the concept of a crime-based civilization. Every Xeloxi citizen is a criminal, meaning that high crime is just a consequence of play...
June 8, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
More than 20 types of amino acids were detected in samples of an asteroid brought to Earth in December of 2020, according to Japan's education ministry. The Japan Times reported that this detection is the first evidence that amino acids exist on asteroids in space and could hold the key to understanding how such vital organic molecules arrived on Earth. The Hayabusa2 spacecraft collected the samples from an asteroid called Ryugu. JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) landed a probe on Ryu...
Vmedia Canada 🇨🇦  Is New With Hiccups Vmedia lacks certain instructions when dealing with their services but they are willing to make it right somehow.They offered me 3 months of 20 dollar discount instead of the 100 dollar bill credit.With that being said I'd rather not switch but it's harder to want to refer people now knowing I was told I should ask people to get on the telephone Instead of doing it online. They're a newer company that lacks manpower but that could change one...
Vmedia Canada Does not Deliver & Offers Mere Carrots On Stick Offers Promotional Program Takes Zero Notes Bad Customer Service I signed up with Vmedia Come February 12th was my installation date and I signed up easily with a promotional offer while they offer their promotions 90% of the time the experience is the pure carrot on a stick they are not offering you anything special from the rest they are limiting you. Crippling you. Their prices are not cheap enough to be competitive and the...
June 2, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
Trade is what makes the galaxy go ‘round - that’s what the members of the Corporate Sector believe, anyway. Their happiness and satisfaction is intrinsically tied to the amount of credits in their coffers; the more, the better.  The Corporate Sector is ruled by a number of multi-planet corporations with a singular goal in mind: make money. Clearly, the adage “more money, more problems” doesn’t concern them in the slightest. To this end, when you play as this...
June 1, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
You've heard of art forgeries, you probably remember forging a parent's signature on a failed test, but... PC video game forgeries? That's different. Or, perhaps it's not so unlike art forgery (though certainly much less lucrative). Retro video games that have gone out of print are in high demand from an avid collector base. There's a robust and healthy community, one that was recently shaken when a discovery was made that one of its members had been selling forgeries. Several me...
Greetings https://diamondbookclub.com/?ref=Joshua I plan to put the second book come June 5th approximately possibly June 10th not sure into this library of books and media its a win win to promote my work and get more viewers and people will want to buy the book too if they like it enough and also I will stop free book promotions due to the exclusivity rights etcetera. But yeah it will still be on Amazon marketplaces and this book library. I am working on the third book slowly but surely ...
May 25, 2022 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
This past week, two articles taught me (once again), "Don't believe anything they tell you and suspect everything." The first (chronologically) reported that online searches done even in the U.S. and Canada using Bing are censored in the start menu search, Bing, and even Duckduckgo which uses Bing's (but not Google's, lol) autosuggestion and shares data with MS. More on that, later. The duplicity of that in its advertising alone is staggering considering how Duckduckgo states how it resp...
May 19, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
For this week’s blog, I’m going to introduce you to the Dregin Empire, but I feel like I should be clear on one thing: when they say “nice to meet you,” they mean M-E-A-T. The Drengin are one of the galaxy’s older civilizations and they are famous for their depraved - and disturbingly creative - cruelty. Exceedingly clever and vicious, there are few beings in the galaxy who have met a Drengin and lived to tell the tale. Known for their habit of eating - yeah, ...