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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Winky wrote: »
    Winky wrote: »
    Winky wrote: »
    Oh hey!

    I just realized I could skip the final today and still get a B in the class (it's non-cumulative and he drops the lowest exam because this class is softball as fuck).

    So that takes a lot of the burden off my shoulders.

    I dunno man, weren't you bitten in the ass by such things before? Wouldn't it be safer to take the test anyway, even if you get a shitty score?

    Seriously. Take the damn test and stop half-assing just because you can. Learn to put the extra effort in now before you are forced to do it at a crucial juncture.

    What the fuck

    I never said I wasn't taking the test or that I was half-assing it

    I'm just glad that I'm not in danger of failing anymore

    Felt bad. Made an edit. Was worried you were losing motivation. Want you to succeed with flying colors. Was too blunt.

    I appreciate it, sorry for getting pissed, just kind of edgy with all the pressure right at the close here.

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  • LudiousLudious Festering butt-snuffler Dickville, pop: meRegistered User regular
    I see Avengers in 12 hours, 30 minutes.

    HOLY FUCKING BALLS OF SCRAMBLED EJACULATE


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  • ThomamelasThomamelas Bro!Registered User regular
    Ludious wrote: »
    I see Avengers in 12 hours, 30 minutes.

    HOLY FUCKING BALLS OF SCRAMBLED EJACULATE

    Lud, it is fucking awesome.

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Ludious wrote: »
    I see Avengers in 12 hours, 30 minutes.

    HOLY FUCKING BALLS OF SCRAMBLED EJACULATE

    Is your body ready? Are you prepared?

  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    emnmnme wrote: »
    Thanatos wrote: »
    You know "Cinco" means "five," right, em?
    OH GOD I have an extra day! YES!
    Yeah, Saturday Cinco de Mayo means I'm going to be getting inadvisably drunk with my bros, while watching the Kentucky Derby, and the Sounders kick some Philly ass.

    All in all, should be an awesome day.

  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    i really need to restart my work comp more often

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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Winky wrote: »
    You can online with your friends...

    or your enemies.

    My goal is not to be that guy if I eventually try a kickstarter.

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    Two of the gestalt guys had to drop out, so I've recklessly volunteered to DM my very first game to ease the survivors into the Gestalt Mindset.
    I've always wanted to play in a Gestalt game.

    I've got a build that I think would be super-fun: Warlock/Beguiler into Warlock/Mindbender.

  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Ludious wrote: »
    preeetty sure it's quattro de mayo

    Fourth of Miracle Whip?

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Two of the gestalt guys had to drop out, so I've recklessly volunteered to DM my very first game to ease the survivors into the Gestalt Mindset.
    I've always wanted to play in a Gestalt game.

    I've got a build that I think would be super-fun: Warlock/Beguiler into Warlock/Mindbender.

    My really-wanna-try-it build is Swift Hunter Scout/Ranger // Soulknife Soulbow. Run around the edge of the field and pepper you with MIND BULLETS ARROWS!!!

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    In hindsight, calling an eldritch horror that consumes each half second of time once we're finished with it a "Langolier" kinda defangs the horror a little.

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    i honestly think the 4x is plagued by a fundamental problem of design, and the "just one more turn" effect is not a result of quality gameplay but rather a continuous deferral of enjoyment and satisfaction, like the carrot dangled before you, combined with the sunk cost of your time invested in tedium and banality that is never really rewarded in a satisfactory fashion.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    I have an important business meeting in Boston this morning at nine o'clock! And I forbid you to fly us into some WHISTLESTOP MAINE AIRPORT!!! DO YOU HEAR ME?!!

  • GooeyGooey Registered User regular
    there is somebody in the MWO thread complaining that the missle pod models in the trailer footage have cover panels over the missles because apparently real missle batteries only have covers on the missle tubes when not in combat and having those covers swing out of the way is stupid


    i hate video games so much

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  • TehSlothTehSloth Functional But HammeredRegistered User regular
    Holy crap, just heard gunfire outside my office and all of a sudden the bagpipes playing amazing grace for the last couple days made sense.

    I guess they're having a memorial service for a cop.

    FC: 1993-7778-8872
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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    Gooey wrote: »
    there is somebody in the MWO thread complaining that the missle pod models in the trailer footage have cover panels over the missles because apparently real missle batteries only have covers on the missle tubes when not in combat and having those covers swing out of the way is stupid

    i hate video games so much
    No, you just hate video game people so much.

  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Also, I just checked out the MLS standings for the first time this season. Sounders aren't doing as well as I'd like, but they're still doing pretty well (given that they haven't played as many games as the people in first/second, I'm actually just fine with where they are).

    Toronto FC is 0-7-0. They have lost literally every game they've played this season; not even a draw to their name. Goddamn.

    Something tells me their coach won't be seeing next year.

    Portland is unfortunately getting their clocks cleaned again, but the Whitecaps are in fourth place in the Western (real) Conference. Fucking LA has had the most precipitous fall, though they've been plagued with injuries this year; last season, they were basically playing in a different league from everyone else. Seriously, it was like watching a high school basketball team try to compete with Jordan-era Bulls. This year, they're not even in the top 50%.

    Thanatos on
  • LudiousLudious Festering butt-snuffler Dickville, pop: meRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    someone build me a cart on amazon of comics book TPBs. Marvel. Has to be a complete story, nothing in-the-middle-of-a-big-arch, all or nothing. No more than $50. Last time I had a comic subscription was Civil War. Holy shit that's been nearly 7 years.

    Ludious on

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  • BeNarwhalBeNarwhal The Gatekeeper of D&D [chat] Toronto, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Also, I just checked out the MLS standings for the first time this season. Sounders aren't doing as well as I'd like, but they're still doing pretty well (given that they haven't played as many games as the people in first/second, I'm actually just fine with where they are).

    Toronto FC is 0-7-0. They have lost literally every game they've played this season; not even a draw to their name. Goddamn.

    Something tells me their coach won't be seeing next year.

    Portland is unfortunately getting their clocks cleaned again, but the Whitecaps are in fourth place in the Western (real) Conference. Fucking LA has had the most precipitous fall, though they've been plagued with injuries this year; last season, they were basically playing in a different league from everyone else. Seriously, it was like watching a high school basketball team try to compete with Jordan-era Bulls. This year, they're not even in the top 50%.

    What part of "only one Toronto sports team can be even remotely decent at one time" do you not understand? :P

  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    So today I realized my Ph. D is at a standstill, I don't have enough useful content to save it, and I sure as hell don't have the goodwill to expend on saving it, since you don't get to his point because things take a long time to do, you get here because nothing's working and that never changed.

    Or I guess if you holiday in Hawaii for 3 years, but then I presume I'd have more knowledge of volcanoes.

    So, by my estimate, I am done with this, since they're not paying me anymore and there's basically no chance of salvaging this. And it's taking an enormous toll in terms of mental health, motivation and marketable workplace experience.

    ...

    Am I over-reacting to something? I mean I literally don't have enough content for more then 2 results chapters by my count, and the laboratory I'm in is actively getting less well maintained by the day.

    Dis' wrote: »
    Cancer is when cells stop letting the body mooch off their hard work - clearly a community of like-minded cells should isolate themselves and do the best job each can do, even if the rest of the body collapses!
  • descdesc the '87 stick up kids Registered User regular
    The problem with 4x games is that their scope is appealing but 80% of the actual gameplay and thus time spent with the game is fucking dreadful meaningless tedium. You only rarely get the chance to do something exciting or fun; they are mostly bureaucracy and administration simulations.

    I am kind of obsessed with this exact issue right now, albeit in a card/rpg/board direction -- can you do space fleets or a galactic empire type feel that is more storytell-y than bureaucratic.

  • LudiousLudious Festering butt-snuffler Dickville, pop: meRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    We have to do this convoluted weekly I.T. report for the front office.

    We try to throw as many big words on there as we can to confuse them.

    I may or may not have thrown a S.H.I.E.L.D. reference in there.

    Ludious on

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  • ThomamelasThomamelas Bro!Registered User regular
    I suspect that we'll see a Nick Fury movie go into production at some point.

  • Nova_CNova_C Sniff Sniff Snorf Beyond The WallRegistered User regular
    Progress!

    Khouri was hiding in the closet this morning, which means she isn't stuffed under a dresser, but is laying on a box behind a folded up blanket. I noticed her when I went to get a shirt and I gave her a couple chin scritchies. She immediately started purring. So I scritched some more before I left for work.

    I've moved her food and water bowls outside of the room and into the hallway. So far she's continued eating and drinking even as I moved the bowls further and further away, but this is the first time since I brought her home that they've been outside the room. Guess I'll see how much progress we've made when I go home for lunch.

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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Ludious wrote: »
    We have to do this convoluted weekly I.T. report for the front office.

    We try to throw as many big words on there as we can to confuse them.

    I may or may not have thrown a S.H.I.E.L.D. reference in there.

    "I'll just conclude this presentation by reminding everyone that you don't have the IT department you need... you have the IT department you deserve."

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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    Yay, my company is moving to Google from the inhouse mail/message/sign-in system we've been using for 40 years. We'll actually be able to search mail and save them in a non-idiotic manner

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  • descdesc the '87 stick up kids Registered User regular
    Ludious wrote: »
    someone build me a cart on amazon of comics book TPBs. Marvel. Has to be a complete story, nothing in-the-middle-of-a-big-arch, all or nothing. No more than $50. Last time I had a comic subscription was Civil War. Holy shit that's been nearly 7 years.

    @ludious

    Sub-mariner: the Depths $15.59 (standalone story -- science vs the unknown, hubris, insanity)

    Uncanny X-Force vol 1: the apocalypse solution $10.76 (one story arc, x-universe melodrama, x-force has had nothing but good art, ridiculous and amusing)

    And/or

    X-Force: Sex and Violence $10.19 (wolverine, domino, ninjas)


    Alternate cool guy suggestion:

    Parker: the hunter
    Parker: the outfit
    Asterios Polyp

    :3

  • GooeyGooey Registered User regular


    seriously dudes this looks gooooood

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  • TL DRTL DR Registered User regular
    Ah, the charmed life of people who hear gunfire in the general area and are alarmed by it.

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  • LudiousLudious Festering butt-snuffler Dickville, pop: meRegistered User regular
    I got nervous on nights I DIDN'T hear gunfire


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  • descdesc the '87 stick up kids Registered User regular
    Nova_C wrote: »
    Progress!

    Khouri was hiding in the closet this morning, which means she isn't stuffed under a dresser, but is laying on a box behind a folded up blanket. I noticed her when I went to get a shirt and I gave her a couple chin scritchies. She immediately started purring. So I scritched some more before I left for work.

    I've moved her food and water bowls outside of the room and into the hallway. So far she's continued eating and drinking even as I moved the bowls further and further away, but this is the first time since I brought her home that they've been outside the room. Guess I'll see how much progress we've made when I go home for lunch.

    Yay! Cats just take time. They get along with us 'cause both our species are indolent creatures of habit.

  • LudiousLudious Festering butt-snuffler Dickville, pop: meRegistered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    someone build me a cart on amazon of comics book TPBs. Marvel. Has to be a complete story, nothing in-the-middle-of-a-big-arch, all or nothing. No more than $50. Last time I had a comic subscription was Civil War. Holy shit that's been nearly 7 years.

    @ludious

    Sub-mariner: the Depths $15.59 (standalone story -- science vs the unknown, hubris, insanity)

    Uncanny X-Force vol 1: the apocalypse solution $10.76 (one story arc, x-universe melodrama, x-force has had nothing but good art, ridiculous and amusing)

    And/or

    X-Force: Sex and Violence $10.19 (wolverine, domino, ninjas)


    Alternate cool guy suggestion:

    Parker: the hunter
    Parker: the outfit
    Asterios Polyp

    :3

    hmmm under consideration. Danke


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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Their ideas are old and their ideas are bad. The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    I have an important business meeting in Boston this morning at nine o'clock! And I forbid you to fly us into some WHISTLESTOP MAINE AIRPORT!!! DO YOU HEAR ME?!!

    he he he

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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    PantsB wrote: »
    Yay, my company is moving to Google from the inhouse mail/message/sign-in system we've been using for 40 years. We'll actually be able to search mail and save them in a non-idiotic manner

    It is glorious. If you need any help, let me know.

    One of the best IT decisions I've made in any org was pushing us to google enterprise.

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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    @Pantsb you'll want to get the app called Affixa for all your users... it'll launch Gmail from all those "mail to..." shortcuts in office and Windows menus.

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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    @Thanatos the Houston Dynamo is sucking again. :(

    I think it's the humidity. The ball doesn't fly properly something something physics.

    grrrr

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  • LudiousLudious Festering butt-snuffler Dickville, pop: meRegistered User regular
    I wish our agency had gone to google instead of contracting out Exchange Servers.

    Yes. We use Exchange. But they don't even let us manage it. They let a contractor handle it. When a new email is requested it can take up to a week to get it created.

    And they went with third party archival via Symantec's email archiving.

    It's just like

    really? You chose the most inefficient route possible?

    It's like your goal was across a bridge and you decided to drive down the riverside, find a group of feral beavers, befriend them, slowly train them over several generations of beavers, get them to build a bridge, light the bridge on fire, swim across, and drown.


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  • descdesc the '87 stick up kids Registered User regular
    Ludious wrote: »
    desc wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    someone build me a cart on amazon of comics book TPBs. Marvel. Has to be a complete story, nothing in-the-middle-of-a-big-arch, all or nothing. No more than $50. Last time I had a comic subscription was Civil War. Holy shit that's been nearly 7 years.

    @ludious

    Sub-mariner: the Depths $15.59 (standalone story -- science vs the unknown, hubris, insanity)

    Uncanny X-Force vol 1: the apocalypse solution $10.76 (one story arc, x-universe melodrama, x-force has had nothing but good art, ridiculous and amusing)

    And/or

    X-Force: Sex and Violence $10.19 (wolverine, domino, ninjas)


    Alternate cool guy suggestion:

    Parker: the hunter
    Parker: the outfit
    Asterios Polyp

    :3

    hmmm under consideration. Danke

    Everyone ignores my suggestion to get sub-mariner because who cares about Namor, but really it's not at all about him -- it's about the crew of an early submarine before super heroes are public and out there and what happens when dudes suspect there is some living guy out there in the water who is not just an old sailor's boogeyman.

    Super cinematic and Ribic is a beast of an artist -- I have never seen better "I am slowly going crazy" eyes and faces in comics.

  • VanguardVanguard Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Do I need more dice? That is the question...

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