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  • NecoNeco A gross misandrist tumblr harpy Registered User regular
    evilbob wrote: »
    I think it's nice that they're gonna make space for all the fake gamers.

    FINALLY! A seat at the lunch table for me!

    BobCescaEdith Upwards
  • y2jake215y2jake215 Lars von Trihard/Cinnabon Iver young ass popeRegistered User regular
    omg my favorite album ever has been delivered to my parents house on vinyl

    i can't wait to frame the cover even though my girlfriend haaaaates it
    Flying-Lotus-Cosmogramma.jpg

    C8Ft8GE.jpg
    maybe i'm streaming terrible dj right now if i am its here
  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    jakobagger wrote: »
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    I started watching The Bridge (Broen/Bron) last night. I think I'm missing out on lots of language jokes.

    Does the Danish guy speak Swedish in a weird accent or is it just a case that they can understand one another if they speak their native language slowly? Also, why do Danish people only eat bread rolls? And why are Swedes so excited to receive them?

    The Scandinavian languages are mostly mutually intelligible if spoken slowly and clearly, yes. By some definitions they're dialects, especially the old dialect of Norwegian is ridiculously close to Danish. Especially in writing.

    They might be slowly drifting apart, maybe. Young people suck at it, everyone sucks at understanding Danish and Danes suck at understanding anything that isn't our own slurred insanity of a language parody (that I still, personally, find beautiful, please don't hurt me secret language police).

    From a perspective of somebody who understands only a single word of Danish, I find it sounds much nicer than Swedish on the whole (when somebody says enough to let me work out which language is being spoken).

    Thanks for the info though, trying to subtitle something in two spoken languages with lots of references to these languages - Like how Rohde sounds like the Swedish for "fur" or something - is a really interesting problem.

    Danish sounds nicer than Swedish? You might be literally the only person in the world with that opinion, including Danes and Swedes.

    One thing is Swedish dialects differ a lot more than Danish ones, and the dialect of Southern Sweden (well, rightfully Denmark, but...) or Scania is broadly recognized as terrible. And without having seen Broen I'd expect the Swedes on it should be speaking Scanian.

    bgg / steam / goodreads / Origin: Bygasto /Bnet: Bygasto#2537 /iOS Game Center: Bygasto Amazon wishlist
  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    @jacobkosh I never saw you linking me any story? Did it not go through or are you thinkin' of someone else?

    Or I guess is my memory just really really bad?

    A trap is for fish: when you've got the fish, you can forget the trap. A snare is for rabbits: when you've got the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words are for meaning: when you've got the meaning, you can forget the words.
  • BogartBogart Newsflash, fuckwads: I'm a good person. Registered User regular
    Elki, I will read and spurt some words at you about it. Probably tomorrow sometime, as it is the office Christmas party today and we are knocking off at midday to go get drunk early, so any edits done tonight after work are liable to be a string of idiotic gibberish, then some curse words, then some snoring.

    ElkiJacobkosh
  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X The woods are lovely dark and deepRegistered User regular
    You're gonna open this "present" and inside is simply a piece of paper with another tracking number on it.

    And miles to go before I sleep.
    jakobaggerMojo_JojoevilbobWinkyJacobkosh
  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo A lemon squeezed in the salty fist of Poseidon Registered User regular
    jakobagger wrote: »
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    jakobagger wrote: »
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    I started watching The Bridge (Broen/Bron) last night. I think I'm missing out on lots of language jokes.

    Does the Danish guy speak Swedish in a weird accent or is it just a case that they can understand one another if they speak their native language slowly? Also, why do Danish people only eat bread rolls? And why are Swedes so excited to receive them?

    The Scandinavian languages are mostly mutually intelligible if spoken slowly and clearly, yes. By some definitions they're dialects, especially the old dialect of Norwegian is ridiculously close to Danish. Especially in writing.

    They might be slowly drifting apart, maybe. Young people suck at it, everyone sucks at understanding Danish and Danes suck at understanding anything that isn't our own slurred insanity of a language parody (that I still, personally, find beautiful, please don't hurt me secret language police).

    From a perspective of somebody who understands only a single word of Danish, I find it sounds much nicer than Swedish on the whole (when somebody says enough to let me work out which language is being spoken).

    Thanks for the info though, trying to subtitle something in two spoken languages with lots of references to these languages - Like how Rohde sounds like the Swedish for "fur" or something - is a really interesting problem.

    Danish sounds nicer than Swedish? You might be literally the only person in the world with that opinion, including Danes and Swedes.

    One thing is Swedish dialects differ a lot more than Danish ones, and the dialect of Southern Sweden (well, rightfully Denmark, but...) or Scania is broadly recognized as terrible. And without having seen Broen I'd expect the Swedes on it should be speaking Scanian.

    That could well be it.

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    Having to write a problem statement, abstract etc. for a 4-page, mostly descriptive, introductory paper for an introductory class seems

    pretty pointless.

    bgg / steam / goodreads / Origin: Bygasto /Bnet: Bygasto#2537 /iOS Game Center: Bygasto Amazon wishlist
  • evilbobevilbob Registered User regular
    I am a horrible sweaty mess. Thankfully new computer doesn't heat the room up as much as old one.

    DDLLLLDL - Bottom in November
    WWDWDWWWWDWWWWLDWWW - Premiers in April
    WW - Champions in May

  • NecoNeco A gross misandrist tumblr harpy Registered User regular
    Yay for having Wednesdays off! I get to sleep in!

    ....Less yay for actually being busy tomorrow. Oh well, at least it is the good kind of busy.

  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    There's a bunch of words that have acquired completely different meaning in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian. Through semantic drift or possibly just random surface likeness of actually unrelated words (which there's a good biological term for that I can't remember).

    Eg. at grine means "to laugh" in Danish, but in Norwegian and possibly Swedish it means "to cry". Rolig means calm in Danish, but funny/fun in Swedish. Hyggelig means something like cosy, companionable in Danish and Norwegian, but means I think "proper" in Swedish.

    False friend words!

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  • CasualCasual Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Flap Flap Flap Registered User regular
    Neco wrote: »
    Yay for having Wednesdays off! I get to sleep in!

    ....Less yay for actually being busy tomorrow. Oh well, at least it is the good kind of busy.

    hate...

    hate...

    hate...

    i write amazing erotic fiction

    its all about anthropomorphic dicks doing everyday things like buying shoes for their scrotum-feet
    Winky wrote: »
    Corgis are totally the white people of dogs
    Neco
  • y2jake215y2jake215 Lars von Trihard/Cinnabon Iver young ass popeRegistered User regular
    Casual wrote: »
    Neco wrote: »
    Yay for having Wednesdays off! I get to sleep in!

    ....Less yay for actually being busy tomorrow. Oh well, at least it is the good kind of busy.

    hate...

    hate...

    hate...

    i took today off. with christmas day and new years, that means..

    three straight weeks of working M/T/Th/F

    so... 3 straight weeks of never working more than 2 straight days

    heaven

    C8Ft8GE.jpg
    maybe i'm streaming terrible dj right now if i am its here
  • CasualCasual Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Flap Flap Flap Registered User regular
    y2jake215 wrote: »
    Casual wrote: »
    Neco wrote: »
    Yay for having Wednesdays off! I get to sleep in!

    ....Less yay for actually being busy tomorrow. Oh well, at least it is the good kind of busy.

    hate...

    hate...

    hate...

    i took today off. with christmas day and new years, that means..

    three straight weeks of working M/T/Th/F

    so... 3 straight weeks of never working more than 2 straight days

    heaven

    including today which has just started i have 4 more working days until my two weeks off

    pls go faster dayz

    plz

    and the worst thing is i still have all my shopping to do, the only person ive bought a present for is @kalkino >.<

    i write amazing erotic fiction

    its all about anthropomorphic dicks doing everyday things like buying shoes for their scrotum-feet
    Winky wrote: »
    Corgis are totally the white people of dogs
  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X The woods are lovely dark and deepRegistered User regular
    The Grand Illusions guy is still running, faithfully uploading one video a day of the most delightful curios

    http://www.youtube.com/user/henders007/videos

    And miles to go before I sleep.
  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo A lemon squeezed in the salty fist of Poseidon Registered User regular
    y2jake215 wrote: »
    Casual wrote: »
    Neco wrote: »
    Yay for having Wednesdays off! I get to sleep in!

    ....Less yay for actually being busy tomorrow. Oh well, at least it is the good kind of busy.

    hate...

    hate...

    hate...

    i took today off. with christmas day and new years, that means..

    three straight weeks of working M/T/Th/F

    so... 3 straight weeks of never working more than 2 straight days

    heaven

    After Friday I'm off till Jan 6th.

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
    RMS Oceanic
  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    Hmm. Do I do the rest of my xmas shopping today or go tomorrow and keep playing Assassin's Creed 2 today?

    Decisions, decisions...

    Jacobkosh
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    y2jake215 wrote: »
    Casual wrote: »
    Neco wrote: »
    Yay for having Wednesdays off! I get to sleep in!

    ....Less yay for actually being busy tomorrow. Oh well, at least it is the good kind of busy.

    hate...

    hate...

    hate...

    i took today off. with christmas day and new years, that means..

    three straight weeks of working M/T/Th/F

    so... 3 straight weeks of never working more than 2 straight days

    heaven

    After Friday I'm off till Jan 6th.

    After Thursday lunchtime for me.

  • CasualCasual Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Flap Flap Flap Registered User regular
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Hmm. Do I do the rest of my xmas shopping today or go tomorrow and keep playing Assassin's Creed 2 today?

    Decisions, decisions...

    do my shopping for me!


    aaaagh!

    i write amazing erotic fiction

    its all about anthropomorphic dicks doing everyday things like buying shoes for their scrotum-feet
    Winky wrote: »
    Corgis are totally the white people of dogs
  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo A lemon squeezed in the salty fist of Poseidon Registered User regular
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Hmm. Do I do the rest of my xmas shopping today or go tomorrow and keep playing Assassin's Creed 2 today?

    Decisions, decisions...

    Just buy a couple of hundred grams of hamsters.

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
    Quid
  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    @Kana
    Kana wrote: »
    Huh, story? I don't think I got a story from you?
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Kana wrote: »
    I have a dark confession to make

    I...

    I've never actually read any Gibson...

    start here

    http://mith.umd.edu/digitalstorytelling/wp-content/uploads/GibsonW_Burning_Chrome.pdf

    Bogart
  • AbdhyiusAbdhyius Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Girl i went out to meet went home.

    Now i am in the apartment of dude who thinks i amerika big, which happens to also be the apartment of the dude planning to shortly fuck my ex, both of which are downstairs on their way up

    Weird night.

    so the autocorrect on my shitty phone is also, surprisingly, shitty

    "amerika big" was how it interpreted "am bi"

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    JacobkoshjakobaggerNeco
  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo A lemon squeezed in the salty fist of Poseidon Registered User regular
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Abdhyius wrote: »
    Girl i went out to meet went home.

    Now i am in the apartment of dude who thinks i amerika big, which happens to also be the apartment of the dude planning to shortly fuck my ex, both of which are downstairs on their way up

    Weird night.

    so the autocorrect on my shitty phone is also, surprisingly, shitty

    "amerika big" was how it interpreted "am bi"

    From this point forth being bi shall be known as being America Big.

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
    AbdhyiusJacobkoshNeco
  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    OOOOH, right!

    No I haven't read it yet, but it is now sitting on the top of my tabs and I shall totally read it with breakfast tomorrow

    A trap is for fish: when you've got the fish, you can forget the trap. A snare is for rabbits: when you've got the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words are for meaning: when you've got the meaning, you can forget the words.
  • knitdanknitdan Turtle on its back In the desert seaRegistered User regular
    Is it Burning Chrome time again?

    Man, what really hit me was
    right near the end, where they reveal exactly what goes on at the House of Blue Lights. That just wrecked me for like a day.

    Why aren't you helping, Leon?
    Jacobkoshjakobagger
  • BogartBogart Newsflash, fuckwads: I'm a good person. Registered User regular
    It was hot, the night we burned Chrome.

    Gibson is pretty good at opening lines.

    JacobkoshDark Raven XjakobaggerEchoknitdanBobCesca
  • GimGim Registered User regular
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    Jacobkosh
  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    jakobagger wrote: »
    One thing is Swedish dialects differ a lot more than Danish ones, and the dialect of Southern Sweden (well, rightfully Denmark, but...) or Scania is broadly recognized as terrible. And without having seen Broen I'd expect the Swedes on it should be speaking Scanian.

    When I was a kid I thought the Stockholm dialect was what you used when you acted, because that's all you ever see on TV.

    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
    jakobagger
  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    knitdan wrote: »
    Is it Burning Chrome time again?

    Man, what really hit me was
    right near the end, where they reveal exactly what goes on at the House of Blue Lights. That just wrecked me for like a day.
    "It's so popular it's almost legal."

    It's amazing the number of lines from his books and stories that have just stuck to me over the years. Not even first or last sentences but just random bits and pieces like that.

    knitdanBogart
  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    Bogart wrote: »
    It was hot, the night we burned Chrome.

    Gibson is pretty good at opening lines.

    The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.

    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
    Jacobkoshjakobagger
  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    Cyberpunk eh?

    I'm wearing fingerless gloves right now while writing about media theory and thinking I'd rather be playing Netrunner

    bgg / steam / goodreads / Origin: Bygasto /Bnet: Bygasto#2537 /iOS Game Center: Bygasto Amazon wishlist
    JacobkoshKanaBogart
  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    My room is unheated and only has a single layer of glass in the windows, you see

    bgg / steam / goodreads / Origin: Bygasto /Bnet: Bygasto#2537 /iOS Game Center: Bygasto Amazon wishlist
  • GimGim Registered User regular
    jakobagger wrote: »
    Cyberpunk eh?

    I'm wearing fingerless gloves right now while writing about media theory and thinking I'd rather be playing Netrunner

    Meanwhile, in a random part of the world, a person is wearing finger wrappings and playing Netrunner.

    jakobagger
  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    The Neuromancer opening line was fresh in my mind, because yesterday I read Charlie Stross' The Family Trade.

    It opens with The sky was the color of a dead laptop display, silver-gray and full of rain.

    That has to be a nod to Gibson.

    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
    jakobaggerJacobkosh
  • knitdanknitdan Turtle on its back In the desert seaRegistered User regular
    I've been reading a book I'm not sure I'd describe as cyberpunk.

    It's The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rannajiemi.

    It's like cyberpunk squared, a lot of what happens feels more like magic with fancy tech explanations.

    I'm tempted to call it "quantum punk" but that'd probably get me beat up by physicists.

    Why aren't you helping, Leon?
  • ronyaronya Arrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
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    EchoRMS OceanicjakobaggerNecoCasual
  • jakobaggerjakobagger LO THY DREAD EMPIRE CHAOS IS RESTORED Registered User regular
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    knitdan wrote: »
    Is it Burning Chrome time again?

    Man, what really hit me was
    right near the end, where they reveal exactly what goes on at the House of Blue Lights. That just wrecked me for like a day.
    "It's so popular it's almost legal."

    It's amazing the number of lines from his books and stories that have just stuck to me over the years. Not even first or last sentences but just random bits and pieces like that.

    A wasp's nest as a biological machine gun (or something like that?)

    That was a surprising amount of terror that scene got out of a mundane object

    bgg / steam / goodreads / Origin: Bygasto /Bnet: Bygasto#2537 /iOS Game Center: Bygasto Amazon wishlist
  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    knitdan wrote: »
    I've been reading a book I'm not sure I'd describe as cyberpunk.

    It's The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rannajiemi.

    It's like cyberpunk squared, a lot of what happens feels more like magic with fancy tech explanations.

    I'm tempted to call it "quantum punk" but that'd probably get me beat up by physicists.

    I didn't like it as much as The Quantum Thief. It went a whole lot weirder.

    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
    BobCesca
  • knitdanknitdan Turtle on its back In the desert seaRegistered User regular
    That's too bad, I'm not very far in and yeah it's pretty weird. Liked his first one though.

    Why aren't you helping, Leon?
  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    I have a thing for memorizing the opening sentence of stuff I read.

    The dead ship was a thing of obscene beauty.

    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
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