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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Not a Fictional Character Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I have also been relearning how to tell people off when they mistake my gentle demeanor and desire to let people have their say for being a passive victim they can abuse.

  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    Shivahn wrote: »
    Shivahn wrote: »
    So in XCOM 2, it turns out that with silent killer, the chances of reaper detection go up if you shoot a priest to what would be death, but he does stasis

    SOMETIMES it turns out that this awakens a group of enemies with a purifier and a MEC III, led by a sectopod

    SOMETIMES you're also in range of a pod containing a heavy lancer, a MEC II, and a leader that's... a second sectopod

    If your reaper is really far away and all alone and completely in the open because you misunderstood the mechanic, your first soldier going to help might run into three archons and an andromedon

    I'll uh

    I'll see how this goes

    Ironman mode means I live with this now >.>. At least it's avenger defense so I have 12 guys.

    Nope I got shot exactly once, due to a preventable fuckup involving mistiming mind control. What even are tactics, what kind of clownshoes operation am I running.

    you should for sure be playing on 3 (commander or whatever), although it's probably satisfying/fun to play on 2

    Ironman commander feels beatable but also takes effort and you will likely have to restart a few times (I got to a stable point at the end where I'd killed all the chosen, or maybe 2 of the chosen, but then I for whatever reason just stopped playing rather than seeing out the campiagn--I think cause lfx wrapped up his ironman commander run before I did and I didn't want to play xcom alone)

    I feel like the avenger defense mission is one of the ones where you can definitely lose, since you have less of a sense for how many pods there will be and what will be in them

    Steam, LoL: credeiki
  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    knitdan wrote: »
    Chat today I took a chainsaw to the shrubs/bushes whatevery that are along the fence outback.

    Now I need to buy a new shovel to dig out the rest, so I can spend $Texas on these planter boxes

    Did you track down some hardware for the corners or are you just going to screw them together (which is fine if you are!)

    Just going to screw the corners together, we found a YT video of a design we liked were going with that.

    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.
    knitdan
  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Shivahn wrote: »
    Shivahn wrote: »
    So in XCOM 2, it turns out that with silent killer, the chances of reaper detection go up if you shoot a priest to what would be death, but he does stasis

    SOMETIMES it turns out that this awakens a group of enemies with a purifier and a MEC III, led by a sectopod

    SOMETIMES you're also in range of a pod containing a heavy lancer, a MEC II, and a leader that's... a second sectopod

    If your reaper is really far away and all alone and completely in the open because you misunderstood the mechanic, your first soldier going to help might run into three archons and an andromedon

    I'll uh

    I'll see how this goes

    Ironman mode means I live with this now >.>. At least it's avenger defense so I have 12 guys.

    Nope I got shot exactly once, due to a preventable fuckup involving mistiming mind control. What even are tactics, what kind of clownshoes operation am I running.
    Tactics are for suckers who didn't bring enough grenades.

  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    damnit shiv now I want to play xcom wotc

    I should start an ironman campaign RIGHT NOW at 1 AM on a worknight

    wait no I should not do that!

    Steam, LoL: credeiki
  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    Also damn that Glow Up on Mass Effect 1

    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.
    RiemannLivesoverride367
  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    21st bought me XCOM 2 a few months back and I still need to get around to playing it because I've already got a ridiculous pileup of games I need to finish. EU/W is one of my favorite games of all time, I really need to get to 2.

    credeiki
  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    Also damn that Glow Up on Mass Effect 1


    Its impressive. I was struck by how much better the original me1 (pre glow up) looks than Andromeda. It really wasnt nostalgia me1 really looked better.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    Do each of you have a major skill you’re working on in life

    The one inch punch

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
    Chanus
  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    21st bought me XCOM 2 a few months back and I still need to get around to playing it because I've already got a ridiculous pileup of games I need to finish. EU/W is one of my favorite games of all time, I really need to get to 2.

    it's one of my favorite games of all time, especially with WotC
    it is just...basically perfect at doing what it wants to do. Like I cannot point at an element of the game I'd like to change (ok fine the writing is dumb, but it's totally serviceable and also not important to the game)

    Steam, LoL: credeiki
  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    knitdan wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    Do each of you have a major skill you’re working on in life

    I don’t follow

    Example?

    I guess I wasn’t thinking of a specific category of skill. It has struck me recently, though, how helpful it is for my mental health to be working towards a skill (or to be honing one I possess). I find that a lot of ‘grand’ skills (playing an instrument, speaking a language, running long distances etc) can be so broad that it’s hard to mile-stick progress and thus derive emotional satisfaction along your journey. But if you do manage to break it into smaller checkpoints (or it’s a more specific, focused skill like painting miniatures), I have personally generated a lot of mental wellness from such pursuits

    GiantGeek2020
  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong For Workgroups Version 3.11 Registered User regular
    Finally, an AI to help you not say The Gamer Word

    Thousands of hot, local singles are waiting to play at bubbulon.com.
    IncenjucarCouscousElki
  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong For Workgroups Version 3.11 Registered User regular
    It you uncheck the n-word toggle, it just deletes the entire steamapps folder without notice.

    Thousands of hot, local singles are waiting to play at bubbulon.com.
    RiemannLivesJamesDark Raven XGiantGeek2020Yoshisummons
  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    knitdan wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    Do each of you have a major skill you’re working on in life

    I don’t follow

    Example?

    I guess I wasn’t thinking of a specific category of skill. It has struck me recently, though, how helpful it is for my mental health to be working towards a skill (or to be honing one I possess). I find that a lot of ‘grand’ skills (playing an instrument, speaking a language, running long distances etc) can be so broad that it’s hard to mile-stick progress and thus derive emotional satisfaction along your journey. But if you do manage to break it into smaller checkpoints (or it’s a more specific, focused skill like painting miniatures), I have personally generated a lot of mental wellness from such pursuits

    painting minis is a weird kind of mental health baromoeter for me. For whatever reason when my depression is bad I just cannot bring myself to do it. When I'm doing better I can. I was doing a lot better recently until a couple weeks ago I fucked up something with my sciatic nerve in my left side. Made it really painful to sit in a chair which made work and most things I like doing really hard. And feeling like I'm doing poorly at work is one of the main triggers for depression for me. But its getting better now. Been doing a lot of exercises the physical therapist gave me.

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  • JamesJames Registered User regular
    I'd really appreciate automatic bleeping. If you're doing something a little more "family friendly" and partying up with viewers it removes risk, allows you to use in-game voice chat with randoms at ease, etc. Those levers are something else, though.

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    I'm morbidly curious about all the "variations". How many they came up with. Also, how they came up with them. Whose job it was to sit down and figure out just how many ways you could say that word. Did they go around the office asking for help. Did there need to be a company-wide announcement, Bill is going to be compiling a super offensive list, please stop reporting him to HR.

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Not a Fictional Character Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    When I need an outlet I usually draw. I'm still mediocre at it after all these years but it still feels good.

  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    I'm morbidly curious about all the "variations". How many they came up with. Also, how they came up with them. Whose job it was to sit down and figure out just how many ways you could say that word. Did they go around the office asking for help. Did there need to be a company-wide announcement, Bill is going to be compiling a super offensive list, please stop reporting him to HR.

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    matt has a problemRhesus PositiveMrMisterGiantGeek2020
  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    I'm morbidly curious about all the "variations". How many they came up with. Also, how they came up with them. Whose job it was to sit down and figure out just how many ways you could say that word. Did they go around the office asking for help. Did there need to be a company-wide announcement, Bill is going to be compiling a super offensive list, please stop reporting him to HR.

    once I worked on a natural language processing project where people were looking for possible HR violations among other stuff, and the people on another contractor team were doing a regex/search-based solution and compiled a list of racial slurs and sexually charged terms to search for
    it was pretty funny to read

    Steam, LoL: credeiki
    matt has a problemRiemannLivesIncenjucarMrMister
  • TuminTumin Registered User regular
    edited April 8
    butts

    Tumin on
  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    knitdan wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    Do each of you have a major skill you’re working on in life

    I don’t follow

    Example?

    I guess I wasn’t thinking of a specific category of skill. It has struck me recently, though, how helpful it is for my mental health to be working towards a skill (or to be honing one I possess). I find that a lot of ‘grand’ skills (playing an instrument, speaking a language, running long distances etc) can be so broad that it’s hard to mile-stick progress and thus derive emotional satisfaction along your journey. But if you do manage to break it into smaller checkpoints (or it’s a more specific, focused skill like painting miniatures), I have personally generated a lot of mental wellness from such pursuits

    Yeah I should probably try to be more proactive with this kind of thing...I’ve had several knitting projects “in progress” for over a year because I just never have the desire to work on them instead of doing literally anything else.

    I’ve tried to get a few rows each day but I’m also beginning to think I’ve either developed ADHD in middle age, or i always had it but I was never diagnosed because I didn’t exhibit any of the behaviors that typically get a kid looked at for a diagnosis.

    “I was quick when I came in here, I’m twice as quick now”
    -Indiana Solo, runner of blades
  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Not a Fictional Character Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I'm morbidly curious about all the "variations". How many they came up with. Also, how they came up with them. Whose job it was to sit down and figure out just how many ways you could say that word. Did they go around the office asking for help. Did there need to be a company-wide announcement, Bill is going to be compiling a super offensive list, please stop reporting him to HR.

    If they didn't consult linguists then they're going to have a bad time.

    matt has a problem
  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    The Avalanches finally put up for preorder the four LP deluxe reissue of Since I Left You they've been teasing for half a decade. Its $64. The email arrived at 7:45 tonight. By 8 they had sold out. The pre orders are already on ebay for $250+...

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    Biggest issue is they can't detect the difference between talking about, say, the Fag Rag, and calling someone that.

  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    this 3 part series about the battle of midway is one of the best war documentaries I've ever seen. because of the effort made to focus on exactly what was known to each side and when. to get an idea of how and why the commanders made the decisions they did based on what was known at the time rather than by perfect hindsight.

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    Bogart
  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    Biggest issue is they can't detect the difference between talking about, say, the Fag Rag, and calling someone that.

    there are nlp techniques that can tell by incorporating surrounding context, but they require a lot of training data, and a simple search/fuzzy match will certainly not do it

    Steam, LoL: credeiki
  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    credeiki wrote: »
    I'm morbidly curious about all the "variations". How many they came up with. Also, how they came up with them. Whose job it was to sit down and figure out just how many ways you could say that word. Did they go around the office asking for help. Did there need to be a company-wide announcement, Bill is going to be compiling a super offensive list, please stop reporting him to HR.

    once I worked on a natural language processing project where people were looking for possible HR violations among other stuff, and the people on another contractor team were doing a regex/search-based solution and compiled a list of racial slurs and sexually charged terms to search for
    it was pretty funny to read

    This seems like it's something that could get very awkward very fast when one of the team is suspiciously good at coming up with slurs.

    If there was ever a time to sandbag at work, it's the "say all the slurs you can think of" meeting.

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    thatassemblyguycredeikiHi I'm Vee!zagdrobMrMister
  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    You present the list to the team lead and they're like "You all left out..." and proceeds to rattle off slurs like a racist thesaurus.

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  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    Been reading about covid vaccine rollout in the area

    man there is some contention on local facebook that is I guess the way to say it is people trying to be woke and having their heart in the right place but at the same time like man that is a minefield NO ONE should wade into save that shit for statisticians, doctors and politicians.

    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.
  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    You present the list to the team lead and they're like "You all left out..." and proceeds to rattle off slurs like a racist thesaurus.

    Slurs against groups you have never ever heard of

    TuminJamesRhesus Positivezagdrob
  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    Incidentally the Racist Thesaurus was part of a three volume set sold door to door in the 60s that also included The Whitest Dictionary Ever and Time-Lifes Kitchens and Bathrooms

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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    Fire Emblem Three Houses has a staggering number of bars to fill up

    Oh brilliant
  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited April 8
    "Peckerwood is a slur? Who the hell has ever used that in decades outside of using it to refer to their dick?"
    "No, we are not banning the words Oreo, Pepsi, toad, and twinkie"

    Couscous on
  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    eheheheh


    wood

    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.
  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Not a Fictional Character Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    eheheheh


    wood

  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    Do each of you have a major skill you’re working on in life
    hunting monsters

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    Do each of you have a major skill you’re working on in life

    And compiling the racist thesaurus

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
    Tumin
  • OrphaneOrphane Awake Amongst Ashes Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    Do each of you have a major skill you’re working on in life

    getting mad at video games

    Dark Raven X
  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Finally, an AI to help you not say The Gamer Word


    I might have woke up the neighbors with laughter.

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