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  • GooeyGooey Registered User regular
  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    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.

    It absolutely can be done, I think, if the designer can force themselves to abandon the grognard obsession with tweaking numbers and having discrete particular control over the constituent elements of their empire.

    The key to doing a more dramatic, narrative game (that still works within set rules) is to focus on character and motivation and events, rather than logistics, equipment and industry. It would have to be about the politics of empires, about the players assuming the forceful personalities (not roleplaying but making decisions that create dramatic, compelling events) of imperial leaders, about negotiation and treachery that is more meaningful than "this is the optimum opportunity for me to take a supply territory in England" or whatever.

    Right now I'm sort of rolling an idea for a game around in my head, where one player is a horrible alien monstrosity on a derelict ship, hunting (and being hunted by) small teams of humans controlled by other players, all of which have secret objectives that differ and create an Alien-movie-ish narrative of desperation and betrayal, ideally. The alien player has secret movement represented by a separate board for the vents. I think I would actually call it "it's in the vents" or something goofy like that. I like the idea of a quick, but still well-designed game that is willing to sacrifice perfect balance for the sake of a compelling narrative experience, without getting bogged down in heavy simulation-style mechanics like so many "ameritrash" games do.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • LudiousLudious The Poopsmith A butt, where the poop isRegistered User regular
    Who cares what other people think of your hobbies? It's called being well rounded.

    For example, I love vidya and the like but I don't go around wearing camo utilikilts, sporting a terrible neckbeard, and monopolizing gamestop employee's time asking them what-if krillian and cloud sephiroth fought who would win questions.

    I fucking haaaaate sports. I fucking haaaate most things honestly. But I wear my business casual gear and when people are talking about sports, I've made sure I've read the top headlines on cnn for sports so I know that some football player blew his brains and and I can tsk and say "such a shame, he was really good with those cleats."

    And then I go post on the forums and decry the unfairness of anyone other than bruce wayne wearing the caped crusader's cowl and then receive my verbal punishment for it.

    The point is, I keep my crazy inside.

    Where it belongs.


  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Chu: If you enjoy doing something, do it! But it sounds like you are a man of many wants. Some people can be satisfied doing a similar thing day in day out, some people can't. Sounds like you can't. It's not a big deal, all it means is you should make sure to keep space in your life for trying out and experiencing new things. As long as you are enjoying things, that's what counts.

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  • descdesc raised on the battlefield born as a suffererRegistered User regular
    Fuck you gooey

    Fuck you for posting a whomp that I just actually enjoyed

  • LudiousLudious The Poopsmith A butt, where the poop isRegistered User regular
    that went to a weird place

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    As an autistic, I get +5 to checks to declare "haters gonna hate" with regards to my hobbies.

    RMS Oceanic on
  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular

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  • VanguardVanguard The system was breaking down. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Gooey wrote: »
    "Clean" Coal

    "Green" oil.

  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    desc wrote: »
    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.

    I wish I had cheery advice. I don't even know what you should do when the problem is like this. Usually phd problems are "I'm burned out" and not "shit out of my control does not work."

    That actually is a pretty good summary of the problem as well. The issue is "stuff didn't work" and so I was always encouraged to go find something which did. Which was easy - the lab does hydrosilylation and is supposed to be proud of it, it's just it turns out all of that - which took some time to do - is completely irrelevant to my initial goals. And, since it was supposed to be so well understood as to be routine, I don't have comprehensive analysis of it (although, we actually did a pretty good job on all sorts of things of that - it just doesn't fit with anything I was trying to do).

    So at the end of the day, my results, my "story" doesn't make any sense. After year 1, the obvious answer - which I recall suggesting to my supervisor - was that we should take the better understood nanocube synthesis method and see what else we could make with it, since that was well within the bounds of what we could do. But I had set out with intentions of nano-lego, my supervisor wanted nano-lego, and so instead I was encouraged to go after that. The problem though, is that particular goal was based on a whole lot of assumptions which pretty clearly weren't true at that point: you can't get nanocubes off silicon surfaces that easily, the "flatness" probably doesn't matter, in fact the entire underlying silicon construct basically has no influence on the nanocubes beyond being enormously attractive - under van der Waal's forces - to nanocube adsorption (nature hates flat things). And then there's the whole opposition to using fluoresence microscopy for DNA assays. I have no fucking clue why he was so opposed to this, because it is the technique to use for anything involving DNA, you get quantification basically for free, but my last gasp last year was me buying fluorescent DNA on my own credit card just so me and Bulgarian girl would have some. Around that time everyone suddenly got concerned about progress, thesis writing and reviews, so right as I took delivery I was strongly discouraged from further experimentation.

    So yeah, I don't think there's cheery advice to be had, I'm mostly trying to make sure I'm at peace with the decision - I have the unfortunate habit of not letting things go, and I don't want to be 6 months into unemployment, doctorate-less, and still thinking of what I could have done - the evidence against which is mostly that it's not like I wasn't trying to do these things for the 4 years prior.
    If you were in the U.S., I would honestly suggest talking to a lawyer. I think more students should sue schools for the bullshit they put them through.

    Is there any way you can write up what you have into some form of mostly bullshit, then point out to your supervisor that it's his fucking fault that you've wasted four years of your life on this, so he had better make goddamn sure you've got something to show for it?

    I'm guessing you don't have much leverage for that.

    Thanatos on
  • BeNarwhalBeNarwhal The Gatekeeper of D&D [chat] Toronto, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Y'all have weird hobbies and I make fun of you to all of my no friends.

    ...

    :(

    ...

    :bz

  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    basically what i'm saying is:



    I'M NOT A PART OF YOUR SYSTEM

    YOU TRIED TO GIVE ME AN IDENTITY

    I THREW THAT SHIT ON THE GROUND

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  • GooeyGooey Registered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    Fuck you gooey

    Fuck you for posting a whomp that I just actually enjoyed

    ^_^

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    desc wrote: »
    Fuck you gooey

    Fuck you for posting a whomp that I just actually enjoyed

    Gooey, I think he meant to type 'Thank you' but his autocorrect is on the fritz or something.

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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    PantsB wrote: »
    spool32 wrote: »
    TL DR wrote: »
    How does someone address burnout?

    I mean, other than drinking.

    Vacation.

    Seriously, you take a week and you stop checking email, stop taking non-essential calls, and go somewhere away from your life. It doesn't have to be expensive, and it doesn't even have to be away from your house, but somewhere away from your usual routine and all the responsibilities attached to it.

    When you get back from that vacation, pick an arbitrary time in the evening and declare it your No Business line in the sand. After that time, you are not allowed to do any business at all - don't answer emails, don't think about tomorrow's tasks.

    Much harder to do when the Vice President of your company calls you at 1030 at night (welcome to my Wednesday :() for a 3 hour internal conference call to deal with performance issues.

    I also don't get to make the Google decision, only people who have been with the company since the first Reagan term get to make calls like that

    It is pretty tough sometimes, but if you're doing it every night, the odd exception from external sources isn't really a bother. It's sitting up at 10:30 thinking about problems and planning tomorrow when no one is asking you and no one cares if you do it that will wear you down over time. In most cases the stress you put on yourself contributes to burnout more dramatically than the occasional pressure from outside.

    The act of setting aside work is relaxing, and taking the step of imposing that mental discipline on yourself can be very good for your outlook in general. If your boss is hounding you 3 nights a week with stuff like that, it's definitely time to schedule a short meeting and respectfully discuss work/life balance with him.

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    that is one of the best whomps.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    basically what i'm saying is:

    watch?v=gAYL5H46QnQ

    I'M NOT A PART OF YOUR SYSTEM

    YOU TRIED TO GIVE ME AN IDENTITY

    I THREW THAT SHIT ON THE GROUND

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE GROUND

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  • Form of Monkey!Form of Monkey! Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    spool32 wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Apparently Japan will be shutting down its last active nuclear reactor this weekend, they will be entirely off of nuclear power at that point.

    Seems a bit of a knee jerk reaction.

    This has been a terrible human tragedy but the long term negative press it's gotten nuclear power, a system we should absolutely be flocking to (why aren't there like 10 reactors in the Nevada desert?) will never be used now is the real tragedy.

    I fully agree. The reaction should be to make nuclear power better and safer, not discard it out of hand.

    Look man. They're lucky Godzilla didn't show up already... asking them to keep tempting fate is pretty selfish.

    Hahaha :)

    Hm, apparently without any of the nuclear power plants they are expected to be about 16.3% short of peak electricity demand in the summer. Man... I am going to be stuck in an apartment in the dead of summer with no electricity, I just know it.

    Ask long-time Californians about rolling blackouts, and feeling like you live in a third world country despite being the world's fifth largest economy.

    Funnily enough, I have lived in California my whole life :)

    Oh snap! Then you probably remember how fun things were when CA was deregulated ("government regulations are a cage, maaaannnn!"), and the electricity market was then promptly manipulated by corrupt Texas-based companies in order to completely fuck you out of power?

    So I'm saying "more of that." This is supposed to be one of the hottest summers on record, ever. Which would make for a disturbing trend, seeing as how LAST summer was already the hottest one on record.

    Somehow this is Al Gore's fault.

  • GooeyGooey Registered User regular
    this aint my dad this is a cell phone

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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong Warning: Donkey Kong is not a real doctor Registered User regular
    The IRS sent my Tax forms  back! AGAIN!!! I guess it was because of my response to the question :  "List all dependents?" I replied -"12 million illegal immigrants; "3  million crack heads; "42 million unemployable people on food stamps,  "2 million people in over 243 prisons; "Half of Mexico ; and "535  fools in the U.S. House and  Senate.”
    Apparently, this was NOT an  acceptable  answer

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  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    spool32 wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Apparently Japan will be shutting down its last active nuclear reactor this weekend, they will be entirely off of nuclear power at that point.

    Seems a bit of a knee jerk reaction.
    This has been a terrible human tragedy but the long term negative press it's gotten nuclear power, a system we should absolutely be flocking to (why aren't there like 10 reactors in the Nevada desert?) will never be used now is the real tragedy.
    I fully agree. The reaction should be to make nuclear power better and safer, not discard it out of hand.
    Look man. They're lucky Godzilla didn't show up already... asking them to keep tempting fate is pretty selfish.
    Hahaha :)

    Hm, apparently without any of the nuclear power plants they are expected to be about 16.3% short of peak electricity demand in the summer. Man... I am going to be stuck in an apartment in the dead of summer with no electricity, I just know it.
    Ask long-time Californians about rolling blackouts, and feeling like you live in a third world country despite being the world's fifth largest economy.
    That was blown completely out of proportion.

    Also, that was Texas' fault. California should have sued them.

  • VanguardVanguard The system was breaking down. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    happy birthday to the ground

  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    HerrCron wrote: »
    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.

    Interspersed with lovely bouts of genocide.

    at least, that's how I play them.

    (and by them I mean pretty much just Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri)

    Alpha Centauri isn't really a 4X.

    wut

    You explore a randomly generated world, expand by taking new territory, exploit (ok, I don't recall special resource tiles), and could easily win by exterminating your opposition.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    spool32 wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Apparently Japan will be shutting down its last active nuclear reactor this weekend, they will be entirely off of nuclear power at that point.

    Seems a bit of a knee jerk reaction.

    This has been a terrible human tragedy but the long term negative press it's gotten nuclear power, a system we should absolutely be flocking to (why aren't there like 10 reactors in the Nevada desert?) will never be used now is the real tragedy.

    I fully agree. The reaction should be to make nuclear power better and safer, not discard it out of hand.

    Look man. They're lucky Godzilla didn't show up already... asking them to keep tempting fate is pretty selfish.

    Hahaha :)

    Hm, apparently without any of the nuclear power plants they are expected to be about 16.3% short of peak electricity demand in the summer. Man... I am going to be stuck in an apartment in the dead of summer with no electricity, I just know it.

    Ask long-time Californians about rolling blackouts, and feeling like you live in a third world country despite being the world's fifth largest economy.

    Funnily enough, I have lived in California my whole life :)

    Oh snap! Then you probably remember how fun things were when CA was deregulated ("government regulations are a cage, maaaannnn!"), and the electricity market was then promptly manipulated by corrupt Texas-based companies in order to completely fuck you out of power?

    So I'm saying "more of that." This is supposed to be one of the hottest summers on record, ever. Which would make for a disturbing trend, seeing as how LAST summer was already the hottest one on record.

    Somehow this is Al Gore's fault.

    I was personally only mildly affected by some brownouts, if memory serves. But I know some people who got hit by it really hard. Pretty sure my folk's pocket books suffered over the whole ordeal.

    God what at clusterfuck that whole thing was.

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  • LudiousLudious The Poopsmith A butt, where the poop isRegistered User regular
    if you dropped a jew on a platform that ate money would he float

  • LudiousLudious The Poopsmith A butt, where the poop isRegistered User regular
    I know shit about 4x but I've only ever heard people referring to alpha centauri as 4x

  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    spool32 wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Apparently Japan will be shutting down its last active nuclear reactor this weekend, they will be entirely off of nuclear power at that point.

    Seems a bit of a knee jerk reaction.

    This has been a terrible human tragedy but the long term negative press it's gotten nuclear power, a system we should absolutely be flocking to (why aren't there like 10 reactors in the Nevada desert?) will never be used now is the real tragedy.

    I fully agree. The reaction should be to make nuclear power better and safer, not discard it out of hand.

    Look man. They're lucky Godzilla didn't show up already... asking them to keep tempting fate is pretty selfish.

    Hahaha :)

    Hm, apparently without any of the nuclear power plants they are expected to be about 16.3% short of peak electricity demand in the summer. Man... I am going to be stuck in an apartment in the dead of summer with no electricity, I just know it.

    Ask long-time Californians about rolling blackouts, and feeling like you live in a third world country despite being the world's fifth largest economy.

    I have an image burned in my head of why California got no sympathy from me at all during those blackouts...I remember watching the news report one evening during them, and the news anchor lady was reading a story about how terrible the blackouts were while behind her the SF skyline was lit up like a fucking Christmas tree.

    Really, SF? How about you turn off the damned lights in your office buildings when you leave. Maybe that would help a bit!!

  • WinkyWinky Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    sometimes i get really self-conscious about my hobbies. it makes me uncomfortable to really love something, and i think of the stuff that i've stuck with for more than a year or two and i go- is that what i want to be my 'thing'? i guess this is sort of an identity crisis. it is very challenging to decide how you want to be seen... and how you want to see yourself.

    so tell me, chuseph, what are you most ashamed of? *scribble scribble*

    seriously, for me putting away childish things was not putting away videogames or my love of ewok jokes, but the fear of loving those things in public and being myself.

    well i guess the question becomes- for me- who 'myself' is. these just happen to be the things i've liked for longest. i don't know if they're really 'my things'. do i want to be emotionally tattooed by the stuff i do? maybe a lot of it is just habit by now. maybe i do jiu jitsu or play guitar because they're things i've always done and i'm good at them. people enjoy doing things about which they have a facility. it's affirming to be good at something. but i mean, i could come up with emotional sounding and involved explanations for how music or grappling or whatever makes me feel. and yet i'm sure i could equally enjoy any other number of pursuits. it is sort of like the whole 'is there only one 'soul mate' out there for everyone' thing. and i think the answer to that is an unequivocal no.

    so i feel a little uncomfortable when i invest myself, intellectually, in something i just sort of fell into doing.

    This is kind of based on a weird supposition that there's some hobby out there that's better for you than the hobbies you have now.

    I mean, you have your hobbies because you enjoy them, end of discussion, right?

    I've kind of had a similar crisis before but I realized it was based on wanting to be a person I wasn't. I mean, could I be that person? Perhaps, but why should I? Why attempt to fit into some ideal mold you've made for yourself of who you can be when there's not much wrong with who you are.

    I think we get sold "lifestyles" and we try to make ourselves into archetypes, but you can just take what you want from life. You can like video games and not be socially defunct. You can enjoy indie music and not ride a fixie. I realized I wasn't picking character classes, life is more of a tech tree.

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  • Form of Monkey!Form of Monkey! Registered User regular
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    spool32 wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Apparently Japan will be shutting down its last active nuclear reactor this weekend, they will be entirely off of nuclear power at that point.

    Seems a bit of a knee jerk reaction.
    This has been a terrible human tragedy but the long term negative press it's gotten nuclear power, a system we should absolutely be flocking to (why aren't there like 10 reactors in the Nevada desert?) will never be used now is the real tragedy.
    I fully agree. The reaction should be to make nuclear power better and safer, not discard it out of hand.
    Look man. They're lucky Godzilla didn't show up already... asking them to keep tempting fate is pretty selfish.
    Hahaha :)

    Hm, apparently without any of the nuclear power plants they are expected to be about 16.3% short of peak electricity demand in the summer. Man... I am going to be stuck in an apartment in the dead of summer with no electricity, I just know it.
    Ask long-time Californians about rolling blackouts, and feeling like you live in a third world country despite being the world's fifth largest economy.
    That was blown completely out of proportion.

    Also, that was Texas' fault. California should have sued them.


    I think you *just* missed an earlier post going into that. But yes, many, many things are Texas' fault. Texas is the reason.

  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    also, damn you

    I am now locating my discs for AC and am going to play when I should be coding

  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    spool32 wrote: »
    PantsB wrote: »
    spool32 wrote: »
    TL DR wrote: »
    How does someone address burnout?

    I mean, other than drinking.

    Vacation.

    Seriously, you take a week and you stop checking email, stop taking non-essential calls, and go somewhere away from your life. It doesn't have to be expensive, and it doesn't even have to be away from your house, but somewhere away from your usual routine and all the responsibilities attached to it.

    When you get back from that vacation, pick an arbitrary time in the evening and declare it your No Business line in the sand. After that time, you are not allowed to do any business at all - don't answer emails, don't think about tomorrow's tasks.
    Much harder to do when the Vice President of your company calls you at 1030 at night (welcome to my Wednesday :() for a 3 hour internal conference call to deal with performance issues.

    I also don't get to make the Google decision, only people who have been with the company since the first Reagan term get to make calls like that
    It is pretty tough sometimes, but if you're doing it every night, the odd exception from external sources isn't really a bother. It's sitting up at 10:30 thinking about problems and planning tomorrow when no one is asking you and no one cares if you do it that will wear you down over time. In most cases the stress you put on yourself contributes to burnout more dramatically than the occasional pressure from outside.

    The act of setting aside work is relaxing, and taking the step of imposing that mental discipline on yourself can be very good for your outlook in general. If your boss is hounding you 3 nights a week with stuff like that, it's definitely time to schedule a short meeting and respectfully discuss work/life balance with him.
    Getting people from my office to call me after work hours is like pulling teeth.

    And when they do, it usually takes me a few seconds to realize who they are. "Oh, hey, Than, this is Bob." "Bob?" "Bob from work...?" "Work...? Oh, right! I have a job!"

    Seriously, my bus drops me off at my apartment, and I'm basically the guy from Memento.

  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    i'm not saying i'm embarrassed of my hobbies. it could be something perfectly respectable and not really maligned by anyone. it's just identifying as anything. it makes me uncomfortable to pigeonhole myself, and to think of myself (or to be thought of) as 'that guy who likes ____ and does ____ and thinks ____'

    i'm sure this is just 16 year old angst and a desire to be an individual, maaaaaan

    but that is the situation basically

    for example, when i'm at my therapist i fucking despise (and am slightly phobic of) the idea of me saying something that matches the DSM and him thinking 'ah yes, a case of ____'

    fitting a profile makes me feel insignificant!

    but i guess we're all insignificant

    i dunno, this shit is depressing

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  • Tiger BurningTiger Burning (poster is a bear)Registered User, SolidSaints Tube regular
    edited May 2012
    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.


    What does your adviser say?

    Tiger Burning on
    “You could tell by the way he talked, though, that he had gone to school a long time. That was probably what was wrong with him.”
  • GooeyGooey Registered User regular
    Thanatos wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    spool32 wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Ludious wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Apparently Japan will be shutting down its last active nuclear reactor this weekend, they will be entirely off of nuclear power at that point.

    Seems a bit of a knee jerk reaction.
    This has been a terrible human tragedy but the long term negative press it's gotten nuclear power, a system we should absolutely be flocking to (why aren't there like 10 reactors in the Nevada desert?) will never be used now is the real tragedy.
    I fully agree. The reaction should be to make nuclear power better and safer, not discard it out of hand.
    Look man. They're lucky Godzilla didn't show up already... asking them to keep tempting fate is pretty selfish.
    Hahaha :)

    Hm, apparently without any of the nuclear power plants they are expected to be about 16.3% short of peak electricity demand in the summer. Man... I am going to be stuck in an apartment in the dead of summer with no electricity, I just know it.
    Ask long-time Californians about rolling blackouts, and feeling like you live in a third world country despite being the world's fifth largest economy.
    That was blown completely out of proportion.

    Also, that was Texas' fault. California should have sued them.

    if by "Texas" you mean "Enron", okay.

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    Ludious wrote: »
    I know shit about 4x but I've only ever heard people referring to alpha centauri as 4x

    I post this clip every time someone mentions Alpha Centauri.

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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    chu, acting with purpose is a challenge you'll confront your whole life. Don't let it get you down if you're not doing it 100% of the time. It's OK to do things because they're part of your routine, but it's also good to do a little self-examination to see if you're still enjoying the things.

  • VanguardVanguard The system was breaking down. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2012
    The IRS sent my Tax forms  back! AGAIN!!! I guess it was because of my response to the question :  "List all dependents?" I replied -"12 million illegal immigrants; "3  million crack heads; "42 million unemployable people on food stamps,  "2 million people in over 243 prisons; "Half of Mexico ; and "535  fools in the U.S. House and  Senate.”
    Apparently, this was NOT an  acceptable  answer


    I hope no one thinks like this. Then again, I did just learn about Wanda Brown's shenanigans via the Daily Show.

    Organichu wrote: »
    i'm not saying i'm embarrassed of my hobbies. it could be something perfectly respectable and not really maligned by anyone. it's just identifying as anything. it makes me uncomfortable to pigeonhole myself, and to think of myself (or to be thought of) as 'that guy who likes ____ and does ____ and thinks ____'

    i'm sure this is just 16 year old angst and a desire to be an individual, maaaaaan

    but that is the situation basically

    for example, when i'm at my therapist i fucking despise (and am slightly phobic of) the idea of me saying something that matches the DSM and him thinking 'ah yes, a case of ____'

    fitting a profile makes me feel insignificant!

    but i guess we're all insignificant

    i dunno, this shit is depressing


    You don't have to define yourself by what you do. Time investment in something = / = identity.

    Vanguard on
  • LudiousLudious The Poopsmith A butt, where the poop isRegistered User regular
    Chu, you are not a unique snowflake. There is someone just like you out there.

    And that's OK.

    Lets hug and heavy pet it out bro

  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    i read fight club like 10 years ago why am i still bothered by this concept

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  • LudiousLudious The Poopsmith A butt, where the poop isRegistered User regular
    Vanguard wrote: »
    The IRS sent my Tax forms  back! AGAIN!!! I guess it was because of my response to the question :  "List all dependents?" I replied -"12 million illegal immigrants; "3  million crack heads; "42 million unemployable people on food stamps,  "2 million people in over 243 prisons; "Half of Mexico ; and "535  fools in the U.S. House and  Senate.”
    Apparently, this was NOT an  acceptable  answer


    I hope no one thinks like this. Then again, I did just learn about Wanda Brown's shenanigans via the Daily Show.

    Organichu wrote: »
    i'm not saying i'm embarrassed of my hobbies. it could be something perfectly respectable and not really maligned by anyone. it's just identifying as anything. it makes me uncomfortable to pigeonhole myself, and to think of myself (or to be thought of) as 'that guy who likes ____ and does ____ and thinks ____'

    i'm sure this is just 16 year old angst and a desire to be an individual, maaaaaan

    but that is the situation basically

    for example, when i'm at my therapist i fucking despise (and am slightly phobic of) the idea of me saying something that matches the DSM and him thinking 'ah yes, a case of ____'

    fitting a profile makes me feel insignificant!

    but i guess we're all insignificant

    i dunno, this shit is depressing


    You don't have to define yourself by what you do. Time investment in something = / = identity.

    as a transexual sissyboy gamer,

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