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  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    puppies went drinking with work bros. after i got off work (which was shit- a few teens stole some stuff and one of my coworkers tried to restrain them which is a huge no no so i had to talk to the cops, email store management etc) i went to boulder to pick him up

    he is drunker than i've ever seen him

    i took a 90 degree turn at like 25? and his body just whipped every which way like a baby with no neck muscles

    is amazing

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    If a time traveller avails of his temporal abuse to play the stock market, is he guilty of insider trading?

  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    Houn wrote: »
    This latest Extra Credits series on the Social Learning Curve is both fascinating and depressing, as I realize that I as a player do none of the things they talk about and am forced to conclude I'm super-antisocial when gaming. For example, in the newest video, they explicitly state that their theoretical player has reached the point where "she's begun to spam party invites to other players around her level to get help when she hits a big challenge."

    I could not even have conceived of doing this, it sounds incredibly rude to me. What kind of asshole spams party invites to strangers? They don't know you, why do they give a shit what you're having trouble with, stop being annoying to them.

    However, then I pause, and think, wait; is this what you're supposed to do? Is it normal behavior? Is my attitude the anomaly, because generally I find these cats pretty spot-on in their analysis of game design.

    Hrm.

    No, it's absolutely rude.

    If you need help with something craft a polite message asking for help with X if they aren't in the middle of something. Feel free to highlight that message and then to a ctrl+c so you don't have to keep typing it out.

    Send it out to randoms until you get the party you need. This will get you a few nasty replies for sure, because some people are total assholes, but it will also get you the help you need.

    I've helped a lot of random people out with things in MMOs because they asked nicely and hey sure why not I'm not int he middle of something.

    But you send me a random party invite out of the blue? Nope. I'm not even going to acknowledge it. I don't know what you need help with which means I don't know what kind of time investment I'm looking at and if I take it and then drop upon finding out I'm person 7 of 15 that you need to get something done, something that might take a serious chunk of time to get done so I drop, I then get to deal with potentially a half dozen people annoyed at me for doing nothing other than accepting a random invite.

    Ask. Always ask.

    GethcB557
  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    Sabermau was real good at edits.

    Take a moment to donate what you can to the International Rescue Committee, the National Immigration Law Center, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the American Civil Liberties Union. There has never been a more urgent moment to do so.
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  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    puppies went drinking with work bros. after i got off work (which was shit- a few teens stole some stuff and one of my coworkers tried to restrain them which is a huge no no so i had to talk to the cops, email store management etc) i went to boulder to pick him up

    he is drunker than i've ever seen him

    i took a 90 degree turn at like 25? and his body just whipped every which way like a baby with no neck muscles

    is amazing

    did you take the least direct and most winding route home as a result?

    Tide goes in. Tide goes out.
    Es-annon NEVA 4GET
    thatassemblyguy
  • FroThulhuFroThulhu Registered User regular
    FroThulhu wrote: »
    Before she stormed to her room she threw a dagger about how she makes more money than me.


    Literally everyone who makes money makes more than me. insult is weak.

    This is one of the stranger threads of conversation I've seen here.

    Wait, not really, but I feel like... I feel like I've done this one?

    I want to know -all- about this shit.

    Are you me?

    Well I'm black. So. . .

    Looks like we must engage in mortal c(K)ombat, the outcome of which will determine who takes the other's soul and their power.

    Nova_C wrote: »
    "I'm arresting you for failing to check yourself. You have the right to wreck yourself."
    Gim
  • GimGim a quietly erotic life Registered User regular
    Ah, here we go

    boddah edits

  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    my girlfriend is the best <3

    fuck gendered marketing
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  • FrosteeyFrosteey Elaise 1521-2945-8940Registered User regular
    Orphane wrote: »
    if

    Changed to fates and is a year away : (

    if is dead to me : (

  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    Apothe0sis wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    puppies went drinking with work bros. after i got off work (which was shit- a few teens stole some stuff and one of my coworkers tried to restrain them which is a huge no no so i had to talk to the cops, email store management etc) i went to boulder to pick him up

    he is drunker than i've ever seen him

    i took a 90 degree turn at like 25? and his body just whipped every which way like a baby with no neck muscles

    is amazing

    did you take the least direct and most winding route home as a result?

    i didn't but i did curse some because some asshole in a hummer must have had the most aftermarket, literally-sear-my-retinas-like-ahi-tuna-steaks high beams constantly on

    i wanted to blow up his car

  • thatassemblyguythatassemblyguy RESIST. Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    Apothe0sis wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    puppies went drinking with work bros. after i got off work (which was shit- a few teens stole some stuff and one of my coworkers tried to restrain them which is a huge no no so i had to talk to the cops, email store management etc) i went to boulder to pick him up

    he is drunker than i've ever seen him

    i took a 90 degree turn at like 25? and his body just whipped every which way like a baby with no neck muscles

    is amazing

    did you take the least direct and most winding route home as a result?

    i didn't but i did curse some because some asshole in a hummer must have had the most aftermarket, literally-sear-my-retinas-like-ahi-tuna-steaks high beams constantly on

    i wanted to blow up his car

    Likely just fucked up the installation and set the normal headlamps to a different angle.

  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Gim wrote: »
    Ah, here we go

    boddah edits

    I got a commercial slide, and my mind spent a minute trying to process it as a PA comic, and almost exploded.


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  • ronyaronya Arrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    Houn wrote: »
    This latest Extra Credits series on the Social Learning Curve is both fascinating and depressing, as I realize that I as a player do none of the things they talk about and am forced to conclude I'm super-antisocial when gaming. For example, in the newest video, they explicitly state that their theoretical player has reached the point where "she's begun to spam party invites to other players around her level to get help when she hits a big challenge."

    I could not even have conceived of doing this, it sounds incredibly rude to me. What kind of asshole spams party invites to strangers? They don't know you, why do they give a shit what you're having trouble with, stop being annoying to them.

    However, then I pause, and think, wait; is this what you're supposed to do? Is it normal behavior? Is my attitude the anomaly, because generally I find these cats pretty spot-on in their analysis of game design.

    Hrm.

    No, it's absolutely rude.

    If you need help with something craft a polite message asking for help with X if they aren't in the middle of something. Feel free to highlight that message and then to a ctrl+c so you don't have to keep typing it out.

    Send it out to randoms until you get the party you need. This will get you a few nasty replies for sure, because some people are total assholes, but it will also get you the help you need.

    I've helped a lot of random people out with things in MMOs because they asked nicely and hey sure why not I'm not int he middle of something.

    But you send me a random party invite out of the blue? Nope. I'm not even going to acknowledge it. I don't know what you need help with which means I don't know what kind of time investment I'm looking at and if I take it and then drop upon finding out I'm person 7 of 15 that you need to get something done, something that might take a serious chunk of time to get done so I drop, I then get to deal with potentially a half dozen people annoyed at me for doing nothing other than accepting a random invite.

    Ask. Always ask.

    girl tho

    as someone whose handle sounds plausibly female, esp in europe (apparently), sometimes you get an interesting amount of enthusiastic help. a random party invite out of the blue (balls)

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    Geth
  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Gim wrote: »
    Whoa, I don't even remember Sabermau.





    And many others, video and picture-wise.

    He stopped posting on the boards a while back but I guess he's doing alright.

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    Gim
  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Registered User regular
    Oh wow the 100% "true" ending to Arkham Knight is NOT worth the trouble.

    Its 10 seconds longer then the normal ending and makes zero sense.

    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Oh wow the 100% "true" ending to Arkham Knight is NOT worth the trouble.

    Its 10 seconds longer then the normal ending and makes zero sense.

    Is it this

    DarkPrimus
  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Registered User regular
    Oh wow the 100% "true" ending to Arkham Knight is NOT worth the trouble.

    Its 10 seconds longer then the normal ending and makes zero sense.

    Is it this


    That would be better then the actual thing.

    Yeah man, I tell ya what, man, that dang ol' internet, man, you just go in on there and point and click, talk about w-w-dot-w-com, mean you got the naked chicks on there, man, just go click, click, click, click, click, it's real easy, man.
  • GimGim a quietly erotic life Registered User regular
    Welcome to the future, where we'll just release a better ending as DLC 6 months from the time you wanted a good ending.

    thatassemblyguy
  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? Registered User regular
    what sort of ending is good for a batman game

    Great work Batman, you saved Gotham, have a parade!
    and they lived happily ever after

    Tide goes in. Tide goes out.
    Es-annon NEVA 4GET
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Apothe0sis wrote: »
    what sort of ending is good for a batman game

    Great work Batman, you saved Gotham, have a parade!
    and they lived happily ever after

    Dark Knight Rises' ending was pretty good in that regard, even if you don't like how we got there.

  • FroThulhuFroThulhu Registered User regular
    No, no...

    The proper ending to a Batman anything is just the last, like... 15 seconds of Batman '89.

    Just that scroll up the building, same music, everything.

    I mean, I guess no Kim Basinger, but I think my time estimation handles that.

    Nova_C wrote: »
    "I'm arresting you for failing to check yourself. You have the right to wreck yourself."
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    FroThulhu wrote: »
    No, no...

    The proper ending to a Batman anything is just the last, like... 15 seconds of Batman '89.

    Just that scroll up the building, same music, everything.

    I mean, I guess no Kim Basinger, but I think my time estimation handles that.

    Last 30 seconds of Mask of the Phantasm is better because music is better.

  • GimGim a quietly erotic life Registered User regular
    Apothe0sis wrote: »
    what sort of ending is good for a batman game

    Great work Batman, you saved Gotham, have a parade!
    and they lived happily ever after

    Bruce Wayne moves to a nice city. The game ends on a freeze frame as he's walking down a sidewalk downtown carrying a bunch of bags while he's on a shopping spree.

    Roll credits

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  • thatassemblyguythatassemblyguy RESIST. Registered User regular
    Gim is a national treasure.

    Apothe0sisElkiZampanovBogart
  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? Registered User regular
    Maybe Commisioner Gordon bakes Batman a cake, like in Mario

    Tide goes in. Tide goes out.
    Es-annon NEVA 4GET
    GimRMS OceaniccB557thatassemblyguy
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    Batman leaves Damian Wayne with a gem, then goes off to be defeated by his enemies.

    Damian turns into Batman. Literally.

    Destruction pays a visit and gives him advice.

    RMS Oceanic on
    ZampanovApothe0sis
  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    "How did I do Commissioner Gordon sir"!

    "You were truly an Arkham Knight."

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    GimApothe0sis
  • thatassemblyguythatassemblyguy RESIST. Registered User regular
    Apo, you're not allowed to take Gim to the land of marsupials and omg-that-was-a-spider?!-it-was-the-size-of-a-mini-cooper

    :P

  • ThomamelasThomamelas Only one man can kill this many Russians. Bring his guitar to me! Registered User regular
    @elldren,

    If you haven't picked up Shattered Sword yet, you really should.

    Elldren
  • GimGim a quietly erotic life Registered User regular
    Apo, you're not allowed to take Gim to the land of marsupials and omg-that-was-a-spider?!-it-was-the-size-of-a-mini-cooper

    :P

    I died as I lived; comparing arthropods to automobiles.

    Apothe0sis
  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? Registered User regular
    Apo, you're not allowed to take Gim to the land of marsupials and omg-that-was-a-spider?!-it-was-the-size-of-a-mini-cooper

    :P

    I'm not? Was that a live option?

    That would have been great!

    Tide goes in. Tide goes out.
    Es-annon NEVA 4GET
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    I should read Sandman again.

    Somebody send it to me!

  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    looking for some guidance on medical insurance, y'all @Deebaser @skippydumptruck @Eddy @Casual Eddy @Powerpuppies

    so i have four options- two HSAs, a ppo w/ incentive account, and an HMO

    the HSAs are both cheap (6 and 9 dollars per week), the PPO is 21 dollars per week and the HMO is 32 dollars per week

    they all have roughly similar numbers for post deductible treatment (20% coinsurance rate for almost everything, so insurance will cover 80% of everything past the deductible. preventative is free)

    given the general pros and cons i'm seeing i'm ready to eliminate the HMO from contention (highest premium, very strict about what providers i can use, no real benefit i can see except lowest deductible of $500)

    all of them offer free preventative care (annual physical, i guess?) and they all use an identical RX plan

    here are the major differences:

    deductibles: hsa 1 is $2,500, hsa 2 is $1,500, ppo is $850

    hsa 1 has the lowest oop max (3k), the other two have the same (4k)

    with the ppo my deductible counts towards the oop limit (this doesn't seem to be the case with either of the HSAs)

    with the HSAs all non-preventive prescriptions are subject to the deductible. this seems like a p big deal because since i have a non-preventive medication like that (adderall), i'd have to pay that out of pocket (or from my health incentive fund/hsa fund) entirely up to the deductible before the R would kick in. with the PPO the deductible is not considered for RX.

    so hsa 1 is $312 a year, hsa 2 is $468 a year, ppo is $1,092 a year

    assume i hit two of my two health goals, that gives me $200 in my incentive accounts. for either of the HSA plans my company will match the first $250 in contributions at 1:1. so if i contribute that much, my hsa accounts would have $750 and my ppo would have $200. making those contributions would bring my hsa costs to $562 and $718, respectively. it would also lower my tax burden, tho.

    idk how much medical treatment i'll need for the rest of the year. nothign i can think of? i think my only big, predictable expense is the adderall ($5 per month for generic on ppo, varying prices if i have to meet deductible before coverage- say $60 is a fair guess for generic from googling?)

    so that's $55 more per month assuming i don't have to spend anything to meet my deductible, and i definitely wouldn't hit either hsa deductible just from adderall... even with a few doctor visits (or monthly check-ins for prescriptions) it might be close... but also i have $250 of free money in the HSAs if i contribute so i guess effectively my deductible is lower

    fk idk this is hard

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Joker's threat is removed forever, but he's tied up in legal action so he'll probably never be punished. The damage Batman endured due to Joker laughing gas and fear toxin and Venom has taken its toll and it looks like he may take the easy way out...

    "One percent!"

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    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
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  • FroThulhuFroThulhu Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    FroThulhu wrote: »
    No, no...

    The proper ending to a Batman anything is just the last, like... 15 seconds of Batman '89.

    Just that scroll up the building, same music, everything.

    I mean, I guess no Kim Basinger, but I think my time estimation handles that.

    Last 30 seconds of Mask of the Phantasm is better because music is better.


    Disagree.

    That's basically a riff on/rework of the music from the end of Batman89, and not as good.

    Hm. Hm, yes. Opinions.

    EDIT: Let me clarify- it's not as triumphant as the music in '89. Still really good, tho.

    FroThulhu on
    Nova_C wrote: »
    "I'm arresting you for failing to check yourself. You have the right to wreck yourself."
  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Do I want to play Arkham Asylum on PC or the 360? Is the PC version markedly better?

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  • FroThulhuFroThulhu Registered User regular
    If by 'better,' you mean 'fundamentally broken,' then yeah, totes.

    Nova_C wrote: »
    "I'm arresting you for failing to check yourself. You have the right to wreck yourself."
  • BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Fighting The Rising Odds Registered User, Moderator mod
    Elki wrote: »
    Do I want to play Arkham Asylum on PC or the 360? Is the PC version markedly better?

    Only played it on the 360. It's very good indeed.

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    He said Arkham Asylum, not Knight.

    I know if you have a crazy-good computer the PC version has extra visual doodads like interactive smoke and stuff, but it plays just fine on the 360.

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