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Title: what happened today?
Post by: Golfguy1898 on January 15, 2012, 05:01:44 PM
A couple days ago I got to walk in three houses from the 1800s. I also got to go in a musium. The oldest book there was from the 1700s! They also they had a news paper from 1888. The building its self was from the early 1900s. Although it was not always a musium. It was originally a train station.-Captain Ethan.
 
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Post by: H-BOMB on January 15, 2012, 05:20:47 PM
It finally started to snow here . . .
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Post by: flyboy424 on January 15, 2012, 05:41:42 PM
A couple days ago I got to walk in three houses from the 1800s. I also got to go in a musium. The oldest book there was from the 1700s! They also they had a news paper from 1888. The building its self was from the early 1900s. Although it was not always a musium. It was originally a train station.-Captain Ethan.
My first instinct when reading that post is "that's not really that old at all!"  But, I guess that comes from growing up in a country which has evidence of settlement since the Stone Age, and has historical monuments like Stone Henge and Hadrian's Wall.  Even my house could be considered old by your standards as its Edwardian (around 1913 I think).

Still, its always great to see people take an interest in history.  And speaking of history, I was encouraged by my aunt today to download the Amazon Kindle app for my smartphone where I found out about their free "Popular Classics" range.  So, after much browsing I got a couple of historical books on Britain and read the first dozen-or-so pages of A History of England - Part I where I got up to just after the end of the Roman occupation.  I didn't really find out anything I didn't already know from reading it (but then, the book is originally from the 19th century and so their facts weren't as up-to-date as ours), although I did find it interesting reading how the Roman occupation ended (around 448 A.D, when the Roman Empire started to fail).  Still, for more on the Roman occupation of Britain I have another Kindle book devoted to the subject.

So, other then that, my day has been pretty much playing Fable II, doing a bit more work on my website while I wait for my domain transfer to go through so I can finally start getting my new version online, and this evening I went out to dinner with my family for my aunt's birthday.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on January 15, 2012, 05:46:20 PM
My first instinct when reading that post is "that's not really that old at all!"

Same thought here. The curse of being European I guess. If you can count the British Isle as a part of Europe, and not some cancerous growth.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on January 15, 2012, 06:21:18 PM
Hey...never forget that it was Ireland that saved civilization!   :)

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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on January 15, 2012, 07:44:50 PM
Same thought here. The curse of being European I guess. If you can count the British Isle as a part of Europe, and not some cancerous growth.

Though I've never lived in Europe, I still had the same reaction, just being a history buff :P  But I agree with flyboy, its always great to see people get interested in history.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on January 15, 2012, 11:34:05 PM
Security guards admired my style today... I was rather flattered. Also, I met someone terrifyingly similar to me...
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Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on January 16, 2012, 12:55:22 AM
Security guards admired my style today... I was rather flattered. Also, I met someone terrifyingly similar to me...
Uhh...I think some elaboration's required here.  :P
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Post by: Rune on January 16, 2012, 05:49:04 PM
Security guards admired my style today... I was rather flattered. Also, I met someone terrifyingly similar to me...

Anyone similar to you is terrifying.
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Post by: flyboy424 on January 17, 2012, 06:02:23 PM
So today has actually been a pretty busy day for me at home.  This morning I started work on getting the new version of my website (http://www.thermalsoarer.com/) fully up and running now my new hosting account has been fully configured, only to find the auto-install feature for phpBB3 didn't let me customise it the way I wanted.  So, I left it and after lunch went to set-up my dad's new wireless printer which was way easier then I expected.  Apart from inserting the ink cartridges, everything was just a case of pressing the next button and occasionally selecting an option.  As it's an all-in-one it did a self-assessment on the alignment page it printed and the PC software automatically configured it in windows as a wireless printer so I didn't even need to plug it in to a computer!

After that, I cleared out a load of my old games from the shelf above the family computer (which isn't actually used at all any more as I have my own desktop and everyone else has their own laptops).  When I say old games, I mean so old they have those massive cardboard boxes that games form the '90s came in before the switch to the plastic cases you get them in now, so old that the recommended processing power is measured in MHz, and my copy of the B-Wing expansion for Star Wars X-wing is even on a floppy disk!  It does seem a bit of a shame getting rid of some of them as I have fond memories of playing a lot of them (some though I couldn't get working, or just never got around to playing), but its unlikely I'm going to play most of them so I've kept a few and the rest (15 I believe the last count was at) will be given to a charity shop at some point.

For the next few hours I did a load more website work changing various pathnames within the PHP files to match up to my web hosting account rather then the XAMPP environment I've been testing in, as well as uninstalling the phpBB3 forum I installed in the morning and doing a custom install instead, which has allowed em not only to have the latest version but also customise it with a new style and make a couple of modifications.

Then it was more Fable II, not only getting the 100G achievement for having a 2.5 million gold real estate worth but also getting a load of silver keys I'm missing before I start Fable III which I'm hoping to arrive in the post some time this week.  And finally just now I watched a program on BBC iPlayer all about stargazing which talked a lot about the moon, which was very interesting to watch.

So, lets hope tomorrow is a bit more relaxed, with probably only a few more tweaks to my website and lots more Fable II (and hopefully the start to Fable III).
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Post by: Drake Vhett on January 18, 2012, 01:52:42 PM
Looking at what Google and Wikipedia are doing to raise awareness about PIPA and SOPA here in the US, you can really see how much more intelligent the people at Google are.

Wikipedia forces all English speaking people(including non-Americans) to a black page with a box that says "Zip Code". You type it in, and it gives you the contact information for your local Congressmen. Instead of getting angry at the US government, I get angry at Wikipedia for imposing a restriction on the user it is trying to protect.

Google, on the other hand, has a simple black label over the "Google" at the top, and if you click on it it brings you to a page talking about the acts. It then asks you to sign a petition off to the right. Now, since Google made it a option, and gave easy means to do so, I felt inclined to join in, not spurn the company for screwing the user over. Also, Google hasn't been lobbing those bull "A cry for help from Wikipedia article writer X" for months.
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Post by: H-BOMB on January 19, 2012, 02:28:39 AM
Well it snowed more, so after 3 hours of sledding, me and my 6 friends decided to build a giant igloo.

It took 5 hours and a lot of snow, but seven people can comfortably sit inside it.

You know you've spent a good snow day when by the end of the day you've spent so much time playing in the snow that you're sick of it.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on January 19, 2012, 03:09:55 PM
Uhh...I think some elaboration's required here.  :P
By "style" I mean "beret, leather jacket, polo, slacks, and shillelagh" (AKA my standard wandering-around gear) and by "terrifyingly similar to me" I mean "I sometimes forget I'm not talking to myself"... It's amazing...
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Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on January 20, 2012, 01:52:59 AM
By "style" I mean "beret, leather jacket, polo, slacks, and shillelagh" (AKA my standard wandering-around gear) and by "terrifyingly similar to me" I mean "I sometimes forget I'm not talking to myself"... It's amazing...
Oh, well cool then. :D
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on January 23, 2012, 11:28:07 AM
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I get angry at Wikipedia for imposing a restriction on the user it is trying to protect.

I was also kind of pissed at how Wiki, (and others), chose to draw our attention to their plight. Like you said, all they really did was punish the end user.

I much preferred Google's approach.

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shillelagh" (AKA my standard wandering-around gear)
- Nice !!!
IMO, shillelaghs are a must have for standard walking-around gear.
[I'll even accept walking sticks, (with hidden blades), that are used to beat and slice homeless people - (a la Clockwork Orange)
[spoiler]-[JUST KIDDING !!!! - I don't want to beat and slice anybody]. [spoiler]Well... except maybe for Lux Bonteri[/spoiler] [/spoiler]

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Post by: flyboy424 on January 23, 2012, 12:48:27 PM
Today was my first day volunteering for a local charity.  They specialise in recycling, disposal and refurbishing of old computers and have many big companies as well as a lot of local schools that donate to them.  I'm currently in for two taster days, today and tomorrow, and hopefully from there I can go on to continue being a volunteer with them.

Also, I decided just now to finally pre-order Mass Effect 3 Collectors Edition as I'll have enough money in my second bank account to pay for it, and of course when I go to pre-order it the Xbox 360 version is sold out.  I can still pre-order collectors edition for PC and PS3, but I only have saves on the Xbox and won't play on either of those platforms so standard edition it is then. :(
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on January 25, 2012, 02:45:13 PM
Today I started rough sketches for a shirt design.
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Post by: Eparavu on January 25, 2012, 08:06:34 PM
This is what happened today.


http://www.facebook.com/Rustcrust/posts/2705799318583
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on January 26, 2012, 09:35:35 AM
I have just booked travel to beautiful sunny Southern Cal.

I fly into LAX on Saturday; and am staying in Carpinteria for the night.

Can any of our So. Cal. vode recommend any S/W related (or other cool stuff) venues, displays, activities. etc. (e.g comic book stores, or gigantic lego models of Captain Rex, etc)[I'm pretty much open to anything]?

-Where's Steve Sansweet's private storehouse, anyway?
[Nevermind, I just looked it up - it's all the way up North]

Thank you
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on January 26, 2012, 02:24:44 PM
Sorry man, I don't really know of any SW-related sites to see here in SoCal.

However, I could give you a list a mile long of things to see in general xD
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Post by: Delta 42 on January 26, 2012, 02:56:54 PM
Disneyland. I highly recommend Star Tours II.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on January 26, 2012, 06:34:08 PM
That's a good point, but Disney is very pricey. Star Tours is great, but I'm not sure it's worth the several hundred dollar entrance fee.

That being said, I own a season pass and go every week :D
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on January 26, 2012, 07:20:20 PM
Lucky, I live on the oppisite side of the U.S. for both..... Wisconsin. So going to either would not be economically possible for both travel and getting in.



Anyways, Glad you had fun.
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Post by: Delta 42 on January 26, 2012, 07:40:41 PM
That's a good point, but Disney is very pricey. Star Tours is great, but I'm not sure it's worth the several hundred dollar entrance fee.

That being said, I own a season pass and go every week :D
My dad works for disney. But I don't go every week.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on January 26, 2012, 08:06:53 PM
You know no one "dies" at Disney? They get the corpse off the premises before allowing a physician to pronounce the person dead.
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Post by: Delta 42 on January 26, 2012, 08:11:40 PM
Yes, I know.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on January 27, 2012, 01:40:39 AM
dum dum dummmmmm
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Post by: Commando_Orange on January 28, 2012, 09:31:50 PM
what happened today?

Oh I don't know, maybe just a certain amount of "NOBODY POSTS HERE ANYMORE!" Seriously what the frak happened? Do I need to kick each and everyones butt to get some posting fire again?
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Post by: Unit 899 on January 28, 2012, 09:49:48 PM
^ Not really.


Last night i stayed up all night (Literally) and did random video games and TV watching, then this morning  i promptly feel asleep on my keyboard while in a skype call, twice
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Post by: H-BOMB on January 28, 2012, 10:15:05 PM
what happened today?

Oh I don't know, maybe just a certain amount of "NOBODY POSTS HERE ANYMORE!" Seriously what the frak happened? Do I need to kick each and everyones butt to get some posting fire again?

I'll be sure to fill you in on every miniscule and meaningless moment of my life EVERY DAY.

So for today:

Slept in till 11.
Had some Mac and Cheese for breakfast. Or lunch. Or . . . . food.
Wasted time on the computer.
Finally downloaded the Mechwarrior 4 freerelease and got it to work.
Read shtuff.
Slept some more.
Oh yeah, and I have to study for fricking mid-term finals next week!!! Grrrarrrgh. American History is so boring and there's so much I have to know!
Although I did get tickets for the upcoming Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys concert. That's cool. Expensive as scheisse though.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on January 29, 2012, 01:31:21 AM
what happened today?

Oh I don't know, maybe just a certain amount of "NOBODY POSTS HERE ANYMORE!" Seriously what the frak happened? Do I need to kick each and everyones butt to get some posting fire again?

I know, right. I was away for two days and when I came back nothing changed, nothng new. Mia, Shersoy, and a couple others haven't posted in a long while.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on January 29, 2012, 02:13:55 AM
Some of us have lives beyond an online SW forum. Members go for weeks, even months sometimes, without posting. It's not a big deal.

Better to post infrequently and have good things to say, then to post all the time and say a lot of useless crap.
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Post by: flyboy424 on January 29, 2012, 04:30:19 AM
N-11 is right, sometimes things happen that stop us posting for a short period.  I have also noticed how its only the newer members that are complaining about the lack of posting.

Anyway, as for me yesterday I made a shin piece for my Clone Pilot armour (which, incidentally, I did post about in my thread in the fanart section) and watched a load of SW vids.  First it was some behind-the-scenes stuff on sw.com, then the Clone Wars (cartoon, not animated) season 1 dvd, before ending the night with Episode III.

As for today, well I've only just woken up so haven't had a chance to do anything yet.
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Post by: Unit 899 on January 29, 2012, 11:15:58 AM
Better to post infrequently and have good things to say, then to post all the time and say a lot of useless crap.
This is SO going in my sig...


Anyway, played some games today and not much else, lazy day yay
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on January 29, 2012, 12:24:44 PM
Some of us have lives beyond an online SW forum. Members go for weeks, even months sometimes, without posting. It's not a big deal.

Better to post infrequently and have good things to say, then to post all the time and say a lot of useless crap.
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N-11 is right, sometimes things happen that stop us posting for a short period.  I have also noticed how its only the newer members that are complaining about the lack of posting.

Wow, don't you two think that we know that and that we have lives outside this to. But for some people, like the new people, it's kinda unfair for some people to join and have almost nobody to talk to. When I first joined in the beginning of 2010 I posted twice and that was it, I went almost a whole year before I posted again. And plus for some people, like me, this is the first time they ever started posting on a forum before, they don't know any better. I myself am still reletively new to this stuff even for my age, I'm in my 20's.
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Post by: Rune on January 29, 2012, 01:17:03 PM
Brothers All is more of a community than a conversation. If you're looking for a mind-boggling amount of rapid-fire discussions and updates, I can direct you to facebook. We discuss stuff here when it's relevant. Most of the old topics have been talked to death and the new ones get run down fast because they're the only shiny new toy on the forum. Be patient, young grasshopper.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on January 29, 2012, 02:42:29 PM
Namaste.
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Post by: RC-1499 on January 29, 2012, 04:11:49 PM
I need to work on posting less crap and more useful things.
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Post by: Commando_Orange on January 29, 2012, 08:10:10 PM
Brothers All is more of a community than a conversation. If you're looking for a mind-boggling amount of rapid-fire discussions and updates, I can direct you to facebook. We discuss stuff here when it's relevant. Most of the old topics have been talked to death and the new ones get run down fast because they're the only shiny new toy on the forum. Be patient, young grasshopper.

I'm on facebook and I know how it works. Looking at some statistics from y'all it seems we all post more in the fall?
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on January 30, 2012, 12:30:06 PM
Brothers All is more of a community than a conversation. If you're looking for a mind-boggling amount of rapid-fire discussions and updates, I can direct you to facebook. We discuss stuff here when it's relevant. Most of the old topics have been talked to death and the new ones get run down fast because they're the only shiny new toy on the forum. Be patient, young grasshopper.

I'm sorry for what I said, but I much rather be in a place with like minded people, like here. And I left Facebook for a reason, to much bloody drama..... ouy.....
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Post by: dredwulf60 on January 30, 2012, 08:14:32 PM
I need to work on posting less crap and more useful things.

yes.
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Post by: Rune on January 30, 2012, 09:19:50 PM
yes.

 :D
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Post by: Delta 42 on January 30, 2012, 10:17:52 PM
I talked to Laney today.
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Post by: H-BOMB on February 01, 2012, 08:02:20 PM
How is the ol' Lanester?


Anyway, today I finally finished my last midterm! All donw with testing yay! Now i just have to take the DOL written test tomorrow and somehow gather enough data for my presentation in math by the 14th!

But I did have a sweet jam sesh with my bros this afternoon.
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Post by: CMD TAN on February 01, 2012, 08:22:49 PM
I BEAT THE REPUBLIC COMMANDO GAME!!!
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Post by: Delta 42 on February 01, 2012, 10:20:01 PM
How is the ol' Lanester?
He's doing good.
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Post by: RC-1499 on February 02, 2012, 12:30:40 AM
Today, me and drake beat the syndicate mission on hard. Great game!
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Post by: flyboy424 on February 03, 2012, 03:24:00 PM
So today was a very busy day for me at the charity I now volunteer at.  We got 60 machines (both laptops and desktops) from a nearby school for data destruction, and today I was going through and getting all the desktops (31 of them) wiped which took 5 hours, required picking up and carrying machines across the workshop and gave me no more then 3 minutes to rest between each one.  The walk to and from work each day is always the worst though as its 20 minutes each way, and today the outside air temperature never exceeded freezing all day (I believe it was -7*C/19*F walking in and probably -5*C/23*F walking back).

This evening I've got my 4th night of diagnosing what is wrong with my netbook ahead of me (its got some weird issue where it'll just power off all of a sudden, and has been left for the best part of a year when it first started having the issue).  Over the past 3 nights I've managed to work out:

-Even though its a main cause of the problem, the onboard keyboard is not responsible for it.
-The power adapter is not responsible.
-How quickly it happens seems to depend on how charged the battery is.
-The netbook will turn on with just the battery, contrary to what I believed before.
-The company (which I believe is based in France) that Asus contract out to for repairs here are useless.  I found out after taking it apart that in the process of replacing the screen which was done under warranty over a year ago (the warranty has long since expired) only one of the screen's hinges were re-secured with screws, with the other free to move about.

So, at the moment its between the motherboard and the battery as to what is causing the issue.  I may try to get my dad to have a look to confirm there is no dodgy soldering on the motherboard, and I'm probably going to try to disconnect the battery tonight to confirm whether or not it is that (the battery is internal, so I have to take the netbook apart to get to it).
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 07, 2012, 08:40:11 PM
Been a busy few weeks for me. Been doing lots of paperwork and the like, and most of the rest of my time's been taken up by some nasty personal issues. That's (mostly) cleared up now, though, so I think I'll be grabbing a bit more time on here now...
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Post by: CMD TAN on February 07, 2012, 08:49:30 PM
I learner what you all meant by Sev  dies :-(
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 07, 2012, 08:51:48 PM
There's no body, so he's not dead...
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Post by: dredwulf60 on February 07, 2012, 11:32:37 PM
The walk to and from work each day is always the worst though as its 20 minutes each way, and today the outside air temperature never exceeded freezing all day (I believe it was -7*C/19*F walking in and probably -5*C/23*F walking back).

I now lead the Canadians of the forum in a round of hearty laughter at your expense.   :D
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Post by: H-BOMB on February 07, 2012, 11:49:23 PM
Finally finished driver's ed. Glad that's done.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on February 08, 2012, 12:43:59 AM
Finally finished driver's ed. Glad that's done.

I'm right behind you bro, I've got a few more hours to do before I get my permit :D
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Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 08, 2012, 01:13:46 AM
I know, right. I was away for two days and when I came back nothing changed, nothng new. Mia, Shersoy, and a couple others haven't posted in a long while.
Sorry, I forgot that when I don't show up for a couple days, you guys forget how to function without me. ;P

If you're looking for a mind-boggling amount of rapid-fire discussions and updates, I can direct you to facebook. We discuss stuff here when it's relevant.
And I left Facebook for a reason, to much bloody drama..... ouy.....
We do have a Facebook group, y'know.  If you guys are interested, I can give you the link.  From time to time, we discuss some stuff on there.  The faster response times aren't necessarily a bad thing.  There's also group chat IM'ing, one feature it has that the forum doesn't.

Finally finished driver's ed. Glad that's done.
Congrats!


So, I had one of the crappiest days on record.
I stepped on some kinda spider when I got out of bed, and I guess it bit me or something in its dying throes so now I've got a giant spider bite on the bottom of my foot. :(  I tripped over my trash can on the way out of my bedroom and almost bashed my head on the wall, saving myself at the expense of my wrist which now hurts from catching myself weird. :-(  Poured some cereal for breakfast, then found out that there was no milk. :dead:  I was going to drive to the store to get some more, but my goddamn car wouldn't start! >:D  When I finally got it started, it was time for work.  Apparently it was "Super Annoying Jackass Day" at my work, which is always a favorite. :/  Several hours of that later, I just wanted to go home.  There, I grabbed a movie to watch: the DVD refused to play.  Generally frustrated with everything now, I go online and end up browsing SW forums to see what kind of interesting Mando stuff TOR has, as I am still debate whether or not to get it.  I called that quits when every every turd on the internet decided to remind me how stupid Mandalorians are and insult me for liking them, Karen Traviss, or living. :grr:  Just what I needed.  And now I'm scared to play my new Wii that I just got because I'm sure, after all this great luck I've had today, it'll break. :ouch:  *sigh*
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Post by: RC-1499 on February 08, 2012, 01:43:47 AM
U mad fembro?

Here is an online hug to make u feel better. 'HUGS' :cute: :cute:
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Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 08, 2012, 01:55:02 AM
Here is an online hug to make u feel better. 'HUGS' :cute: :cute:
Thanks, dude.  I appreciate it. :)
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Post by: dredwulf60 on February 08, 2012, 02:47:11 AM
Apparently it was "Super Annoying Jackass Day" at my work, which is always a favorite.

Apparently they celebrate that day in my county as well, based on my experience today.   I think it had something to do with the full moon.  :)

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Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 08, 2012, 06:31:54 AM
Apparently they celebrate that day in my county as well, based on my experience today.   I think it had something to do with the full moon.  :)
And here I thought it was only werewolves and Saiyans that were effected by the full moon... lolz

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Post by: dredwulf60 on February 08, 2012, 06:57:07 AM
And here I thought it was only werewolves and Saiyans that were effected by the full moon... lolz



Oh no, my dear.  Where do think the term Lunatic comes from?
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on February 08, 2012, 12:33:00 PM
And here I thought it was only werewolves and Saiyans that were effected by the full moon... lolz
Oh no, my dear.  Where do think the term Lunatic comes from?
It has been proven that the wierdest things happen and the weirdest people come out on the night of a full moon. For example my wife is in the medical profession and she says more people with weirdest things come into the hospital, Officers that I've known say the samething and when I was working for the Jail system there numbers shot up alot when it was a full money.
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Apparently it was "Super Annoying Jackass Day" at my work, which is always a favorite.
I had the sameday, like you said, I pretty sure it has something to do with the moon.

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I called that quits when every every turd on the internet decided to remind me how stupid Mandalorians are and insult me for liking them, Karen Traviss, or living.
Again samething happens to me whenever I talk to people about Mando'ad, I don't know what happened but people used to like them.
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Post by: Rune on February 08, 2012, 07:58:28 PM

I got my leather vambraces fitted today for my The Hobbit costume! -sings- Haaaaaaappy!
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Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 09, 2012, 02:26:26 AM
Oh no, my dear.  Where do think the term Lunatic comes from?
Oh I know, I just felt like being funny.  Or trying to be funny. :P
BTW, what did you edit in my post?  I don't recognize anything different...

I got my leather vambraces fitted today for my The Hobbit costume! -sings- Haaaaaaappy!
Congrats!
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Post by: dredwulf60 on February 09, 2012, 09:52:29 AM

BTW, what did you edit in my post?  I don't recognize anything different...
Congrats!

Sorry 'bout that.  I actually didn't edit anything.  I hit the 'edit' button when I meant to his the 'quote' button when I made my reply.  And now my little mistake is immortalized for all time.
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Post by: CMD TAN on February 09, 2012, 06:12:18 PM
My 9 year old brother( who's a huge TCW fan) saw Star Wars episode III for the first time, he nearly cried.
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Post by: Delta 42 on February 09, 2012, 06:29:24 PM
Why did he nearly cry?
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Post by: CMD TAN on February 09, 2012, 06:48:40 PM
Because the clones turned evil and his favorite characters died or became evil
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Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 10, 2012, 12:13:21 AM
Sorry 'bout that.  I actually didn't edit anything.  I hit the 'edit' button when I meant to his the 'quote' button when I made my reply.  And now my little mistake is immortalized for all time.
lolz  Happens to the best of us, Dred. :P
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Post by: H-BOMB on February 10, 2012, 12:16:36 AM
My 9 year old brother( who's a huge TCW fan) saw Star Wars episode III for the first time, he nearly cried.

I cried too when I first saw it.
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Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on February 10, 2012, 12:21:46 AM
Huh.  I thought it was intense and all-around messed up...but no tears.  I could see how that'd be pretty hard hitting for a 9-year-old, though.
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Post by: Eparavu on February 10, 2012, 09:38:22 AM
Made a writer's workshop forum with a friend back in PA. She brought a bunch of users with her, including one fella that remarked about being better than everyone else there.
Kind of unnerving, no?
First exercise, we had to write a paragraph or two using only 1-syllable words, and he used 2-syllables at least four times, at one point dodging the challenge by using "didn't" as "din't".
I feel like an shebs for thinking it, but I am feeling a smidge of satisfaction.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on February 12, 2012, 03:05:36 PM
Just a random thing, who is or what is the a hidden user I've been seeing on here alot?
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Post by: CMD TAN on February 12, 2012, 04:22:57 PM
Yeah I've been wondering that
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Post by: Unit 899 on February 12, 2012, 04:41:34 PM
It is someone who opts to hide the fact that they are online on the forum from the others that are online on the forum.
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Post by: Rune on February 12, 2012, 05:45:37 PM
Like a highly visible ninja.

Anyway, yesterday, my chorale got a Division 1 rating at District festival! Not bad for a group that meets an hour a week (those darn homeschoolers). I might have a video to put up later, depending on the quality and whether or not I'll let you see my Beatles hair.
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Post by: Unit 899 on February 12, 2012, 05:56:32 PM
Like a highly visible ninja.

Exactly, you know they are there but you don't know who they are.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on February 13, 2012, 02:25:20 AM
It is someone who opts to hide the fact that they are online on the forum from the others that are online on the forum.

Thanks, but I know it's someone who chooses not to be seen, but I was wondering if it was just one person that is always doing this or if it is multiple people?
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Post by: H-BOMB on February 14, 2012, 08:55:43 PM
Puked at track workouts today. Fun. Not.
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Post by: Eparavu on February 15, 2012, 05:56:08 PM
Today, I sweated through my deodorant coming into the office. I gave my self a squirt in each pit of my 'backup deodorant', whereupon a friend's wife-- at the other end of the row-- marched straight to the supervisor desk and had me written up for 'scent policy violation'. What was in the air cleared in about 20 seconds, but I was ordered to go to the bathroom and scrub it out-- which counted against my time-away-from-desk-- and so I smelled like a yeti at a rave for the rest of the day.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on February 15, 2012, 08:24:27 PM
Holy arithmetic Batman!

Been taking a course to analyze car crash scenes; using Newtons laws of motions...and other...stuff....to calculate speeds of vehicles pre-impact based on the length of the tire skid marks, yaw marks, gouges...  transfers of potential energy....  differentiating gap skids, skip-skids, skid patches...

whew.    It's CSI: Roadway.


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Post by: Rune on February 16, 2012, 08:03:47 PM
I got my shield for my costume cut out today. Still need to cut out the handgrip, but I'm waiting until I can talk to the guy who is making the boss until I do that. It makes me happy.
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Post by: CMD TAN on February 16, 2012, 08:41:13 PM
I created an RC CGI sequence that looked awesome
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Post by: CT-1199 Oronk on February 16, 2012, 09:03:24 PM
Came home today tired, sore, hungry blood on my hands and knees but happy as can be. Just another awesome workout in the Marine Corp Delayed Entry Program :)
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Post by: Delta 42 on February 16, 2012, 11:18:15 PM
I created an RC CGI sequence that looked awesome
Can we see it?
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Post by: CMD TAN on February 17, 2012, 06:12:23 AM
I'm going to finalize it then post it on youtube
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Post by: Rune on February 18, 2012, 09:29:19 PM
Helped my sister sew my pants for my costume for The Hobbit and took some pictures dressed as a Hobbit for my facebook.

Why, yes, I am an incredible nerd. How did you guess?
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Post by: Eparavu on February 18, 2012, 09:30:51 PM
I got the rest of my paint, did the bronze base coat for my shoulder bells-- going to tape a big, jagged W then paint over with yellow-- and got some fabric and sewing supplies.

Edit: got my shoulders done with an awesome metallic orange, and my thighs with stainless steel base coat. Blue and yellow tomorrow! :D Ive been looking forward to this for so long.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on February 18, 2012, 09:48:39 PM
My 9 year old brother( who's a huge TCW fan) saw Star Wars episode III for the first time, he nearly cried.

Man. I can only imagine. I was 10 when I saw episode III, but I'd already read the junior novel and knew what would happen. and I don't cry over books. I might've cried if I'd seen the movie first, though. Pretty depressing for a clone or anakin fan. Or even a Ki-Adi-Mundi, Aayla Secura, Stass Allie, Kit Fisto, Saesee Tiin, Agen Kolar, or Mace Windu fan.
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Post by: Ruusaan on February 19, 2012, 03:15:19 PM
Well...what happened today? I remembered how much fun I used to have here before life got real and school got in the way! I'm back on a limited basis, mostly to translate any names y'all might throw my way. My Mando'a has gotten rusty and been largely replaced by Greek this last year and a half! Good to be back. =]
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Post by: RC-1499 on February 19, 2012, 03:35:29 PM
I can honestly say i have no idea who you are. Hi! I am one of the newer BA members.

Today i got up and ate a Mickey Mouse shaped waffle.
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Post by: Unit 899 on February 19, 2012, 03:39:27 PM
Hey Ruusaan!, Welcome back!
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Post by: Rune on February 19, 2012, 04:32:12 PM
Welcome back Ruu!
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Post by: Ruusaan on February 19, 2012, 05:37:34 PM
Hey, guys! Ohh! You're all grown up! *sniff, sniff* I've missed ner vode. Kalira been around lately?

I just looked at my profile; I joined up over five years ago! How time flies!

Anyway, in keeping with the topic, I just had a lovely nap. ^_^
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Post by: Eparavu on February 19, 2012, 05:38:59 PM
I'm experimenting with metallic base coats to get the best result on my metallic blue.
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Post by: CMD TAN on February 19, 2012, 05:45:19 PM
Hey Russan I'm the newest member
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Post by: CMD TAN on February 21, 2012, 03:13:18 PM
I'm finally not the newbie on this site anymore.
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Post by: Delta 42 on February 21, 2012, 03:35:38 PM
Kalira been around lately?
Kalira was banned. Sorry.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on February 21, 2012, 03:47:17 PM
Hey Russan I'm the newest member

I'm finally not the newbie on this site anymore.

Yes you are.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on February 21, 2012, 03:48:12 PM
Hey Ruu, welcome back! It's good to see you again!  ;D

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Post by: CMD TAN on February 21, 2012, 05:35:40 PM
Me and my friends ( about 10 of us)  are going to a starwars convention in about 10 minutes. We are all going to wear mando armour, so ill keep you guys posted on my phone.
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Post by: Eparavu on February 21, 2012, 05:54:22 PM
.....What kind of mando armor.

Pajamas or plates?
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Post by: CMD TAN on February 21, 2012, 05:59:25 PM
Plates, also we just left and are heading down town, ill be posting on my phone for now.
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Post by: Rune on February 21, 2012, 06:00:54 PM
Can we see this armor?

To use a popular internet phrase in a tongue-in-cheek manner: "Pics or it didn't happen!"
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Post by: Eparavu on February 21, 2012, 06:02:36 PM
Yeah I'm with Rune...
Are you in the mando mercs? Nothing personal but I 'm naturally dubious.
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Post by: CMD TAN on February 21, 2012, 06:04:25 PM
Sure just let me get to the convention and ill see if I ca get my friend Austin to ''share" his camera.
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Post by: CMD TAN on February 21, 2012, 06:05:54 PM
No I'm not a merc, I'm wearing Death Watch armour.
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Post by: Eparavu on February 21, 2012, 06:10:09 PM
*facedeskbang*
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Post by: CMD TAN on February 21, 2012, 06:12:15 PM
Can we see this armor?

To use a popular internet phrase in a tongue-in-cheek manner: "Pics or it didn't happen!"
I just going to tell you, my parents have "rule" that I cant post pictures of myself on the Internet.
so in that case your just going to have to not believe me.
and no I'm not in the mando mercs.
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Post by: CMD TAN on February 21, 2012, 06:18:31 PM
Ok we've arrived. Ill post what happens if I can.
well we arrived late and at the very end. Overall it was a good experience with it being my first convention.
Even though I had a store bought costume and everyone else's was mainly hone made.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on February 21, 2012, 07:20:01 PM
Okay, this isn't twitter. You don't need to post minute-by-minute updates, and please stop double posting. Use the edit button.
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Post by: Eparavu on February 21, 2012, 08:20:53 PM
If you are serious about doing a mando you should at least look at the mercs forum, if not join. I've been working hard on mine for three years. On that subject, due to weird adhesion with my yellow on stainless steel colored paint, my knees naturally dried in a way that makes it look like the yellow was clawed off. I failed so hard I won. Can't wait to do the more elaborate blue/yellow motifs, everything unfinished involves taping.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 21, 2012, 09:39:26 PM
Gah, been busy. Done with school, back home for a spell... Lots of odd goings-on...
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Post by: RC-1499 on February 21, 2012, 11:30:18 PM
We had a small epidemic while you were gone and we  have all turned into Borg. You will be assimilated.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on February 22, 2012, 02:20:27 AM
Actually, I'm still not Borg *Rips 99's tubuals out before he coud puncture Vlet.* Run!!!
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 22, 2012, 02:53:12 AM
but... I like the cyb0rgz!
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Post by: Rune on February 22, 2012, 07:25:50 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3p_HXganQg4/R_UpOtGwBbI/AAAAAAAAAA0/b4Mma2tdn2U/s400/stayontarget2.jpg)
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Post by: RC-1499 on February 22, 2012, 01:39:17 PM
Shut up Porkins!

Fine. Today i got up and watched the end of Bugs Life on Disney Junior.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on February 26, 2012, 06:01:10 PM
I went to Winter Formal with a really good (and gorgeous) friend last night. It was awesome :D
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on February 29, 2012, 10:07:54 AM
5-8 inches they said, everything will be ok with the snow it'll all be plowed by the time you get up they said. I wake up and it's not 5-8 inches it's 2-3 feet of snow fell
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Post by: flyboy424 on February 29, 2012, 01:02:20 PM
Came back from work today and when checking my e-mails I saw I had a message from the games store I pre-ordered Mass Effect 3 from with important info about the order.  When I opened it up my heart sank as it said they wouldn't be able to ship my copy of the Collectors Edition and so my order had been cancelled.  So, as they are the only store in the UK with the Collectors Edition it means I'll now have to settle for the Standard Edition, along with the M55 Argus Assault Rifle bonus rather then the N7 weapon + armour one.  Hopefully Amazon will be able to fulfil the pre-order I just placed with them for it.

Still, with the £30 I've now ended up saving I can start to better justify buying the stuff I want to start getting the next phase of my Clone Pilot armour build underway.

EDIT

OK, it seems I was wrong as it turns out that this retailer has stopped selling any new EA games from ME3 onwards.  I don't know if this is financial trouble (their share price has gone down 90% over the last year) or another attempt to undermine online distribution (like they've been doing with all stopping THQ releases on Steam over here), but it means that they are not selling any copies of ME3 on any platform.  Good new is that EA has now let other stores here have the CE, so I've switched my Amazon pre-order to CE, and while I've still lost that N7 bonus, I do save £5 from before!
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 29, 2012, 08:56:50 PM
Went to my sister's place, finally met my brand new niece! She's adorable...
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Post by: Eparavu on February 29, 2012, 09:24:02 PM
Captioned a sex line...
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 29, 2012, 10:02:52 PM
... lolwut?
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Post by: CMD TAN on March 01, 2012, 06:22:52 AM
Went to dark armies fir some paint ball and got a few bruises.
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Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on March 01, 2012, 08:55:39 PM
Captioned a sex line...
lolz  Care to elaborate?
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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 01, 2012, 09:31:13 PM
lolz  Care to elaborate?

Be careful of what you ask for.
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Post by: Eparavu on March 01, 2012, 10:30:58 PM
Use your imagination and odds are you're right.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 01, 2012, 11:14:30 PM
My imagination is a dark, scary place full of interesting ways to kill things and various intentional misinterpretations of open-ended phrases...
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Post by: Eparavu on March 01, 2012, 11:27:33 PM
'kay
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Post by: Ruusaan on March 06, 2012, 04:46:49 PM
Heya, all! Thanks for the welcome-back.

Sorry, CMD TAN. I'm a super-oldbie, so looks like you're still the young'un around here, vod. ^_~

It's been more like nine days, but yours truly is no longer a single woman after twenty years! I'll have to post a picture of the boyfriend and me at some point. He's awful cute. ^_^

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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 06, 2012, 07:26:16 PM
Congratulations.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 06, 2012, 10:08:47 PM
Wonderful news!
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Post by: RC-1499 on March 07, 2012, 01:16:41 AM
Hm. 20 years you say. Missed it by "that" much.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 07, 2012, 07:57:04 AM
And where is your significant other?
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 07, 2012, 12:41:18 PM
Well, this'll be one of my last posts for a while... I'm shipping out, and I won't have internet for maybe a couple weeks. Yeah, not so bad, when I look at it, I'm not going to be shot at... shab, my idea of a bad day will be when my computer acts funny, not when I get attacked... because I'm stationed in England!
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Post by: flyboy424 on March 07, 2012, 01:57:46 PM
Good to have you coming over this way, Vlet!  Just be sure to head down to the south coast some time. ;)
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 07, 2012, 02:07:41 PM
Will do! I'll have plenty to see... hopefully, I'll make it to the Olympics in person!

logging off...
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 07, 2012, 07:15:58 PM
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not when I get attacked... because I'm stationed in England!
Just be careful of the soccer hooligans.
And, Good Luck.
Welcome back Ruusaan; and, Congrats!
-You know the real test will be if he is willng to become Mando

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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 07, 2012, 07:35:30 PM
I was waiting from someone to take the whole "mandalorian" thing too far. People on this forum often do.
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Post by: Rune on March 07, 2012, 08:03:32 PM
I was waiting from someone to take the whole "mandalorian" thing too far. People on this forum often do.

Okay, seriously? We can't joke about the point of the forum? How do you know this was meant seriously?
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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 07, 2012, 08:27:50 PM
I just find the comment, in any respect, distasteful. Even as a joke it always reminds me of the people who do take it too seriously. And last time I checked, the forum wasn't about being a "real life Mandalorian" in any regard.
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Post by: Eparavu on March 08, 2012, 01:24:14 AM
Played Warhammer 40k with Talo. Still sharpening my claws, but there is a showdown in the future :D
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Post by: flyboy424 on March 08, 2012, 03:41:13 AM
Just be careful of the soccer hooligans.
Meh, football hooligans aren't quite as bad as they're made out to be.  Unless they're at a match or you say the wrong thing to them they shouldn't cause too much trouble.

Played Warhammer 40k with Talo. Still sharpening my claws, but there is a showdown in the future :D
TT, DoW or SM?  Also, claws indicate to me either Space Wolves, Raven Claws (or maybe one of the later founding chapters) or Tyranids.  Am I right?
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 08, 2012, 08:23:43 AM
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How do you know this was meant seriously?
Exactamundo!

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I just find the comment, in any respect, distasteful
Seriously?
Distasteful...  Drake? 
-Are you sure you don't want to rethink that?
[spoiler][As it is, it makes you sound a little "Goran Bevin" - if you get my meaning. (A joke abgout taking Mando too far is offensive your sense of taste and decency? - I hate to think about how you'd feel about ethnic jokes and other low-brow humor][/spoiler]

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Even as a joke it always reminds me of the people who do take it too seriously.

Last time I checked, Drake; this forum was not about tip-toeing around what unsavory things you might be reminded of

-If you would like to do battle, Drake; this thread is probably not the place for it. - Please feel free to PM me.

Anywho.... In efforts to get back on topic:
I will say that so far today I, Fenn Shysa, - friend to Toby Daala, wannabe lover of Princess Leia, Lando's Super-Commando, the most admired and respected Manda'lore ever - successfully avoided a flame war ! (At it is not even 9AM, yet)
[spoiler]It might be premature to claim to say "successfully avoided". But, I got a good feeling about it[/spoiler]
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Post by: Eparavu on March 08, 2012, 08:51:22 AM

TT, DoW or SM?  Also, claws indicate to me either Space Wolves, Raven Claws (or maybe one of the later founding chapters) or Tyranids.  Am I right?

DoW. Just being metaphorical about the claws-- Night Lords.
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Post by: Talo on March 08, 2012, 09:27:44 AM
DoW. Just being metaphorical about the claws-- Night Lords.

With Chaos that can be literal as well.
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Post by: Ruusaan on March 08, 2012, 09:47:27 AM
Welcome back Ruusaan; and, Congrats!
-You know the real test will be if he is willng to become Mando

Thanks, all! Ha-ha. I've already got him started studying the language. He's a bit of a linguist. It's wonderful. ^_^ We study Greek together and speak Spanish back and forth all the time. Just wonderful.
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Post by: flyboy424 on March 08, 2012, 09:48:30 AM
Just being metaphorical about the claws-- Night Lords.
Ahh, so you prefer cowardly hit-and-run attacks, not a good siege like we Iron Warriors do!
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Post by: Eparavu on March 08, 2012, 01:37:48 PM
YOU DONT KNOW ME.

Ask Talo, my strategy amounts to a reverse ambush. Charge into base, then trap them in their own base with teleports and summons. Very straightforward.
Tau are fun too, but they are hard to defend.
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Post by: flyboy424 on March 08, 2012, 02:02:12 PM
I was actually referring to the combat doctrine of the Night Lords and Iron Warriors in 40K lore.

Tau are also good as they are not only my second army in the TT game (after my IW CSMs) but they are also the race I have won the most with in DoW: DC multiplayer.

Which DoW games + expansions do you have?  I have all except DoW II: Retribution.  I would look into getting it, but all my money has just gone into Mass Effect 3 Collectors Edition (which should finally be arriving tomorrow! :D ).
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Post by: Talo on March 08, 2012, 03:41:52 PM
Eparavu has the Gold Edition and Dark Crusade expansions, and I have all of them. Perhaps we could do a free for all sometime?

(Blood Angels FTW btw.)
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Post by: Eparavu on March 08, 2012, 07:30:51 PM
We are coming for you.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 08, 2012, 07:46:51 PM
-If you would like to do battle, Drake; this thread is probably not the place for it. - Please feel free to PM me.

This had me in stitches for a good five minutes. I still chuckle as I look at it. Why should I have to argue my right to hold my own opinion? Besides providing a simple clarification, I had not intended to start an argument, though it is unsurprising that someone wishes to start one.

Next time you want to try and start a "PM battle", if you could call it such a ridiculous thing, try doing more than throwing my own turn of phrase back at me.

Having said that, I'll have nothing else to do with this pointless baiting. I'm impudent like that.
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Post by: Rune on March 08, 2012, 10:52:33 PM
Besides providing a simple clarification accusation, I had not intended to start an argument, though it is unsurprising that someone wishes to start one.

Fixed.

And yes, unsurprising is exactly the word I would use for this situation. You don't want an argument, you get your kicks from petty sniping. Lay off of Fenn.
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Post by: Eparavu on March 08, 2012, 11:03:34 PM
Played against Talo...
I got rocked.
-___-'
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 09, 2012, 02:35:20 AM
This had me in stitches for a good five minutes. I still chuckle as I look at it. Why should I have to argue my right to hold my own opinion?

Seriously Fenn, he says he finds it distasteful, and suddenly you want to have a 'PM battle' over his opinion? Which he did not ask for any response to? Talk about petty...that's just plain ridiculous.

Whatever you want us to think you were trying to do there, you were intentionally trying to start an argument. Which, to be honest, is not looked kindly upon here.

Drake stated his opinion, Rune questioned him further on it, Drake responded. He did not ask for yours, or your opinion of his opinion. That is where it should have ended.

Whether his opinion on the topic is against yours or everyone else, does not matter. He is free to have it, and free to refrain from engaging in conversation of said topic. He is also free to make a simple comment about what he thinks is taking it too far.

And yes, unsurprising is exactly the word I would use for this situation. You don't want an argument, you get your kicks from petty sniping. Lay off of Fenn.

Hey, I've got a newsflash for Fenn: Grow the hell up. This is not a kids forum. If you're not man enough to handle someone making a simple, unoffensive comment, leave.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on March 09, 2012, 03:32:27 AM
Everybody simmer down na.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 09, 2012, 06:07:49 AM
Everybody simmer down na.

Yep.
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 09, 2012, 09:25:59 AM
Why should I have to argue my right to hold my own opinion?
You are correct sir.

-Truth is: I felt kind of guilty after I posted that. Then I was hemming / hawing all day as to whether I should go back and edit it.

I honestly thought you were making a little play against me, Drake…

-The line about finding me and/or my comment(s) distasteful.
And, the implication that I take SWs and/or Mandos too seriously. (I do, by the way; but not so seriously as to impede my meager attempts at humor).
Plus, there was that “Could have fooled me” crack you recently made in the other thread.

I might be wrong; but I got the sense that I was seeing a pattern of aggression.

Either way, I apologize, Drake.
It was wrong of me to go after you like that.
 
[Maybe it’s like N-11 Ordo said, (i.e. “I should be man enough to handle it”).
Or, it could also have to do with the fact that it was before 9AM; and, I didn’t have any coffee yet, etc. –(I wasn’t my normally cool-headed self)]


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Lay off of Fenn.

Thank you, Rune. I am in your debt.
(I hereby absolve of you “Hunger Game Spolier" sins)

-Getting back on topic. (Although technically, it happened yesterday).
I got a Quinlan Vos action figure from Target. He looks awesome! He looks like original comic book / Ep I style. And not like the pseudo-surfer dude from TCW, (thankfully)

The package cardboard has a picture of him from that 1-sec scene from Ep I.
(I can’t believe GL is cashing in on a character that I don’t think they ever confirmed was officially in the movie) [I’m not complaining mind you; because it allowed to get him for 8.99 in a store instead of $30-something, on line)

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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 09, 2012, 03:51:46 PM
Plus, there was that “Could have fooled me” crack you recently made in the other thread.

I really didn't want to prolong this inane and pointless conversation, but I feel that ^ needs to be addressed. To clarify something I thought would have been obvious, that "crack" was a belligerent joke, something which I have a reputation for. Ask around if you don't believe me.
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Post by: Rune on March 09, 2012, 05:21:17 PM
I really didn't want to prolong this inane and pointless conversation, but I feel that ^ needs to be addressed. To clarify something I thought would have been obvious, that "crack" was a belligerent joke, something which I have a reputation for. Ask around if you don't believe me.

Isn't a crack (in this context) the same thing? What, exactly, are you clarifying? Seems like Fenn read the situation pretty accurately.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 09, 2012, 06:08:14 PM
I really didn't want to prolong this inane and pointless conversation, but ...

Hey, legitimate apology was extended.  Show the honour of a gracious acceptance at least.  We pride ourselves on being civilized here.  The ones that aren't are the ones that get to see the inside of the BA holding cell.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 09, 2012, 08:59:13 PM
I wasn't trying to dismiss the apology, I would hope that my acceptance of such would go without saying(not that one was especially needed, as I don't begrudge anyone for what they say to me).

I didn't, however, want to prolong the conversation, which had been stopped, something I had originally wanted to happen. But that was secondary to me explaining that I was not intending to be especially insulting with my comment in the other topic, and that I was simply making a joking comment.
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Post by: Talo on March 10, 2012, 12:30:07 AM
Played against Talo...
I got rocked.
-___-'


It was a valiant attempt; few enemies can withstand a Blood Angels armored/drop-pod assault.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on March 10, 2012, 02:13:32 AM
I wasn't trying to dismiss the apology, I would hope that my acceptance of such would go without saying(not that one was especially needed, as I don't begrudge anyone for what they say to me).

I didn't, however, want to prolong the conversation, which had been stopped, something I had originally wanted to happen. But that was secondary to me explaining that I was not intending to be especially insulting with my comment in the other topic, and that I was simply making a joking comment.

I don't want to step on Dred's feet, but I think this thing between Drake and Fenn should stop at this post above, whether or not you Drake, or you Fenn want to say anymore. I am not going to say what Drake said above is right or wrong and I'm not going to say who's at fault but this should have ended a while ago. So subject done and over with, moving on, everybody back to topic.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 10, 2012, 03:24:30 AM
I don't want to step on Dred's feet, but I think this thing between Drake and Fenn should stop at this post above, whether or not you Drake, or you Fenn want to say anymore. I am not going to say what Drake said above is right or wrong and I'm not going to say who's at fault but this should have ended a while ago. So subject done and over with, moving on, everybody back to topic.

It's done.  Move along.  Move along.

In other news.  Saw John Carter.   It is Awesome. That is all.
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Post by: Eparavu on March 10, 2012, 10:45:09 AM
It was a valiant attempt; few enemies can withstand a Blood Angels armored/drop-pod assault.

I really thought I would at least get you out of my yard when I popped out the defiler. We should get more people to join us.


<_<
>_>
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on March 10, 2012, 01:18:10 PM
It's done.  Move along.  Move along.

In other news.  Saw John Carter.   It is Awesome. That is all.

But what would you rank it as?
Epic Awesome, Ok Awesome, or Freaking Sweat Awesome
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 10, 2012, 06:36:27 PM
But what would you rank it as?
Epic Awesome, Ok Awesome, or Freaking Sweat Awesome

That is of course subjective.  I wasn't sweating when I watched it...so I wouldn't say Freaking Sweat Awesome.

It definitely had a whole sense of Epic...  it felt too short to me...which lets me know that I wanted MORE.

I was blinded by watering eyes in the opening sequence...but that was likely because of the tremendous emotion I was experiencing; I could not believe I was actually watching this film after so long waiting for it.  How much of that was the visuals on screen and how much was due to my own love of the source material is difficult to say.

When my daughters and wife  gasped with shock or awe or laughed out loud at various parts...it was like music to my ears,and i felt an echo of triumph in my own heart...as if to say that my internal hype for this movie was justified.

After seeing it, I was intensely satisfied.  I hoped I'd have John Carter dreams that night, which is pretty high praise in my books.

All said and done though, it may be apples to oranges, but it did not top the spectacle of the LoTR movies...each of which I was compelled to see again in the theatre.  But that is a VERY high bar.


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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 10, 2012, 11:12:30 PM
I write to you an hour before the witching hour to tell you of my day.

A mere three hours ago I sat down in a theater, and viewed a spectacle that almost rendered me speechless. But then I'm me, so I'm never fully speechless.

What was the spectacle you ask? It was something I had wanted to see all my life, as my mother before me, something that we have now both done.

I'll tell you what that spectacle was:

Cirque du Solei's Tribute to Michael Jackson
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on March 11, 2012, 01:43:52 AM
That is of course subjective.  I wasn't sweating when I watched it...so I wouldn't say Freaking Sweat Awesome.

It definitely had a whole sense of Epic...  it felt too short to me...which lets me know that I wanted MORE.

I was blinded by watering eyes in the opening sequence...but that was likely because of the tremendous emotion I was experiencing; I could not believe I was actually watching this film after so long waiting for it.  How much of that was the visuals on screen and how much was due to my own love of the source material is difficult to say.

When my daughters and wife  gasped with shock or awe or laughed out loud at various parts...it was like music to my ears,and i felt an echo of triumph in my own heart...as if to say that my internal hype for this movie was justified.

After seeing it, I was intensely satisfied.  I hoped I'd have John Carter dreams that night, which is pretty high praise in my books.

All said and done though, it may be apples to oranges, but it did not top the spectacle of the LoTR movies...each of which I was compelled to see again in the theatre.  But that is a VERY high bar.




Wow..... now your making me want to go drag my wife to this movie now. It takes alot to make me want to go see a movie.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 11, 2012, 03:35:36 AM
Wow..... now your making me want to go drag my wife to this movie now. It takes alot to make me want to go see a movie.

Do it!  As far as geek movies go...it is WAY more female*-friendly than the Star Wars movies ever were.


(*Of course I mean the more orthodox non-geek female of the species)
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on March 11, 2012, 12:42:45 PM
I think I will, and my Wife is a geek just like me.
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Post by: Eparavu on March 11, 2012, 03:09:26 PM
I write to you an hour before the witching hour to tell you of my day.

A mere three hours ago I sat down in a theater, and viewed a spectacle that almost rendered me speechless. But then I'm me, so I'm never fully speechless.

What was the spectacle you ask? It was something I had wanted to see all my life, as my mother before me, something that we have now both done.

I'll tell you what that spectacle was:

Cirque du Solei's Tribute to Michael Jackson

I am glad for you. Sounds like a unique experience.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 11, 2012, 05:40:14 PM
They did this really cool thing for quite a few songs where they mixed up the lyrics. Like one bit they were alternating between "Bad" and "Beat It".

There were a bunch of really cool things, like a contortionist that did a hand stand, bent her body so she was almost touching her feet to her head, and twisted her arms to she faced the other direction.

There was a one legged performer who used his crutches to help him spin, and at one point during the song, "Jam", he was holding a basket ball on his remaining foot and spinning around on his crutches.

There were these two performers who were near the top if the stadium, and the woman balanced doing a split while the guy did a split to hold her up, or when she let go and he was only holding her by the top of the foot with no safety wires.

There was even a woman who did such an extreme split that her feet were parallel with her head, and supported herself on a stripper pole solely by her legs whilst doing that split(during the song "Dirty Dianna").
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Post by: RC-1499 on March 11, 2012, 06:02:59 PM
I love Cirque du Solei shows, but i have never seen that one. It sounds very cool and i can only imagine what it is like. Especially with Music from the King of pop
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 11, 2012, 06:15:48 PM
Educational trivia of the day:

It's Cirque du Soleil.

The last 'L' is silent; it's French for sun.  

The concept was to have a circus that didn't use animals to entertain, thus be more humane.

And those people are crazy-talented.

In the fine tradition of Medieval Jongleurs.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 11, 2012, 07:29:27 PM
Educational trivia of the day:

It's Cirque du Soleil.

The last 'L' is silent; it's French for sun.  

Dangit, you beat me to it :P

Anyways, they do amazing shows. Truly incredible to watch every time.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 11, 2012, 08:43:07 PM
And I will live 31 minutes of flight time from the home of Cirque du Soleil in a year or so.
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Post by: Ruusaan on March 13, 2012, 02:04:52 AM
I wrote a eulogy today. Kind of surreal, honestly. I'll be speaking for a few minutes at my grandfather's funeral tomorrow. Loads of fun. Kicks and giggles, even.
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 13, 2012, 09:16:10 AM
My condolences, Ruusaan. Good Luck to you.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 13, 2012, 01:16:44 PM
Finally have a chance to post... I was *made* for England... I'm loving it here!
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 13, 2012, 02:25:27 PM
Excellent!

Have some fish and chips on my behalf!
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Post by: flyboy424 on March 13, 2012, 03:10:54 PM
Finally have a chance to post... I was *made* for England... I'm loving it here!
Welcome to this side of the pond.  I would make a joke about it raining all the time here, but given its been a very dry winter for the second year running that doesn't seem appropriate....

Have some fish and chips on my behalf!
Don't forget to have a roast lunch on Sunday either.  Its pretty much an unofficial law here. ;)
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 14, 2012, 01:08:19 PM
Mmm... roast... I'm liking Yorkshire, haven't had much chance to travel yet, but the local area's pleasant...

Excellent!

Have some fish and chips on my behalf!
Already did. A friend who was there asked for hot sauce, the waitress replied "what's that?" Funniest thing I've seen in months...
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Post by: flyboy424 on March 14, 2012, 05:32:11 PM
Yeah, hot sauce doesn't exist over here (at least not that I've seen).  I think the closest maybe BBQ sauce or something, although in a Fish and Chip shop your choice is generally salt and vinegar, brown sauce and tomato ketchup.
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Post by: RC-1499 on March 14, 2012, 05:47:04 PM
Today i was born 13 years ago at 5:58 EST.
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 15, 2012, 08:53:46 AM
Happy Birthday RC-1499!

And, I'm glad to hear Vlet is adjusting well to the UK, and its local fare.
-Have you tried the "Yorkshire pudding", yet?
Or better yet, have you tried the "blood pudding"?
[spoiler]I suggest you stay away from the blood pudding [-ick][/spoiler]

IMO, the British Isles have entirely too many types of pudding, (e.g. Blood, Black, Red, White, Hogs, etc.); and none of them are even remotely similar to the wonderful Swiss Miss and/or Jello varieties
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 15, 2012, 12:47:58 PM
Yorkshire pudding's good.

I've loved fish and chips for years, same with malt vinegar...

belated briikase gote'tuur!
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Post by: Rune on March 15, 2012, 03:06:18 PM
Got my first tooth filled today. Lopsided smiles all around. Half of my face is going :D, and the other half is all :|. Lol.
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Post by: Eparavu on March 15, 2012, 05:25:36 PM
You should try getting your wisdom teeth out.
I had all 4 removed at once, plus 2 mutant extra teeth below my canines on my lower jaw.
They gave me laughing gas, and I was sure for a few hours I had switched bodies with my friend Mike.



True story.

What did I do today? Seriously considered murdering my mother in law.
But then I realized I would get caught inevitably, and she would get the last laugh by making me miserable for the rest of my life.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 15, 2012, 05:30:20 PM

They gave me laughing gas, and I was sure for a few hours I had switched bodies with my friend Mike.





LOL.  That's funny.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 16, 2012, 09:48:28 AM
laughing gas usually is... I remember when I had my wisdom teeth out, that stuff was a kick... "In a few seconds, you'll feel the chair fall away, you'll feel like you're floating, and you'll feel reeeealy good about this operation"
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Post by: Eparavu on March 16, 2012, 09:54:38 AM
Definitely. First thing that happened was that the world was made of swirling colors and I was one of them.
That operation was AWESOME.



Then i came down...
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Post by: Rune on March 17, 2012, 12:41:35 PM
I'm probably getting mine out before the year is done. Now I'm kinda looking forward to it.

"Wisdom tooth removal: the only medically acceptable excuse to get stoned out of your freakin' gourd."
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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 17, 2012, 01:30:36 PM
Loosing your "wisdom teeth" is definitely a western thing. I'm not going to need my wisdom teeth removed, my mother didn't, no one else on the Polish side of my family either.
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Post by: Eparavu on March 17, 2012, 01:52:00 PM
It's a case by case thing... In my case, they were sideways and wrapped in nerves. Would have been a dental disaster to grow them out.
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Post by: flyboy424 on March 17, 2012, 02:09:37 PM
Had a couple of teeth out when I was younger, but I don't think they were wisdom teeth as my mouth was simply overcrowded and my teeth needed space to move for my braces to be effective.  Had quite a few fillings too, but never had laughing gas for any dental procedure, always the needle injecting anaesthetic into my gums and cheeks.

Anyway, onto something more cheery, yesterday I sorted through a couple of iMacs are work.  Of the 4 I tried only 1 worked and so we are keeping it aside to eventually install Mac OS X on and sell.  Seeing the iMacs has made me realise that they'd make great Mac programming machines for me, but even the one we're going to sell is a bit out of my price range so I've started thinking about buying 2 of the others that are getting scrapped and seeing if I can use parts from one to get the other working (I know one works but has a broken LCD screen, while the other is plain dead so probably needs new power supply, but I have no idea if the LCD screen is OK).  The only problem I can see is that these iMacs are older PowerPC machines which means the latest version of Mac OS that runs on them is OS X 10.4 (at least, that is what my research has shown.  I'm too much of a Windows guy to know much about Macs).  What with a search on eBay that has turned up some possibly working (and newer Intel-based) machines within my price range I'm debating whether I should commit to buying them, especially considering how much they'd actually get used.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 17, 2012, 07:01:59 PM
I was told I was a more evolved mutant by my dentist, as I only developed a single wisdom tooth.

 I am the future of mankind.
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Post by: Rune on March 17, 2012, 07:19:45 PM
I was told I was a more evolved mutant by my dentist, as I only developed a single wisdom tooth.

 I am the future of mankind.

 :D
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on March 18, 2012, 01:11:00 AM
I was told I was a more evolved mutant by my dentist, as I only developed a single wisdom tooth.

I am the future of mankind.

CHEW-bacca!!!
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on March 19, 2012, 01:29:49 AM
Somebody say my name?   I mean my friends name?
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Post by: flyboy424 on March 19, 2012, 02:52:45 PM
Today I bought a fully working 2006 Intel iMac off my work for £35.  It was going to be scrapped for some reason, but when I tried it out it worked perfectly so after being very selective of what I told the sales guy I made an offer and he accepted.  Even if he did say it was more then he was expecting, £35 for a Mac is such a bargain I have hardly stopped smiling.  The only downside is I don't know the exact condition of it (other then it turns on and the screen works) and I need to get the operating system for it.

All I need to do now is clear some space on my desk, get the missing peripherals I need and arrange to get it home some time this week.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 19, 2012, 05:03:29 PM
Ran into an old friend. Rather fortuitous, I had been looking for somebody to talk to, nice of that somebody to be somebody I knew!
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Post by: Eparavu on March 19, 2012, 05:12:34 PM
Yesterday-- too late to post-- I accidentally injected myself with a syringe full of air instead of insulin.
Halfway down the plunger I realized my mistake, and drew out as much as I could before yanking the needle. I went into the other room and told my girlfriend what I did, whereupon I promptly became lightheaded and took a spontaneous nap on the kitchen floor. Woke up, confused, stood up, looked at my injection site and did it again. Woke up (again) to screaming, sat up a bit confused but fairly pleased that I wasn't dead. The paramedics showed up within minutes, and explained to me that I would have to inject far more air to stop my heart, and I had indeed fainted. Twice.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 19, 2012, 06:30:04 PM


You !@%#^%%$$!!$

Be more careful!   We can't afford to lose you!
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on March 19, 2012, 06:42:27 PM
ya no kidding!
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Post by: Eparavu on March 19, 2012, 07:46:07 PM

You !@%#^%%$$!!$

Be more careful!   We can't afford to lose you!

Thanks Dred, I appreciate the sentiment. I'm okay.
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Post by: Talo on March 19, 2012, 08:11:55 PM
Jesus f*cking christ! Please be more careful Bevin.

Can't have you dying on us.
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Post by: Rune on March 19, 2012, 09:57:12 PM
Geez, man. Don't get any larger syringes.
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Post by: GOODYSMOODY on March 20, 2012, 04:58:43 AM
Gee dude, what a lucky break. I've half fainted twice and been knocked out, but nothing like this. Hope your ok.
Anyway, faced my fear yesterday. Went on a thing called 'the leap of faith.' It's a 6-10 meter high platform thats less than a rulers length each way. You need to jump for a black bar, or trust the staff member to belay correctly.
Boy, it was hard.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 20, 2012, 08:24:04 AM
Shab... don't go dying on us, okay? That's not cool...

and congrats, Smoody!
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Post by: Unit 899 on March 20, 2012, 02:36:57 PM
Holy sh**, man, be careful, hope your feeling better.


@Smoody, Congrats and welcome to BA!
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Post by: Rune on March 20, 2012, 06:24:38 PM
I'll break the pattern.

Welcome Goodys! Glad to have you aboard.

In other news, I asked a gorgeous friend of mine to prom and she said yes, so I'm on cloud nine until further notice.
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Post by: Eparavu on March 20, 2012, 06:36:44 PM
Score.
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Post by: GOODYSMOODY on March 21, 2012, 12:07:16 AM
Thanks guys :D
I'm sick today, sore throat and stuff. This means 1 thing...NO ENGLISH!
And in other news, Delta squad just attempted to kill me when I 'accidently' killed 2 wookies. They were easy...cant say the same about the last wookie.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 21, 2012, 12:23:23 AM
I went to the Optometrist and was told I have a slight astigmatism in my right eye, and it is therefore very slightly less than 20/20. 

However, my left eye is still fine. To quote the doctor: 'It's really only about personal preference now. Both eyes are healthy, your right is only a little worse than 20/20. Your left eye will compensate for the slight blur in your right, so you only need glasses if it bothers you to have the difference. If you got contacts, you'd only wear one.'

I need a monocle.  8)

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Post by: Rune on March 21, 2012, 07:29:31 AM
Like a Sir.
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 21, 2012, 08:35:59 AM
I love monocles.
-Largely, thanks to this guy...
[spoiler](http://cdn2.mamapop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/0-0-0-0Colonel_Klink.jpg)
Hogaaannnn[/spoiler]
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on March 21, 2012, 12:31:04 PM
Definitely. First thing that happened was that the world was made of swirling colors and I was one of them.
That operation was AWESOME.



Then i came down...

I don't think I've ever had that much laughing gas...but one time when they had to drill a cavity and fill my tooth, they put the mask on me...and walked away, leaving me to inhale laughing gas for probably fifteen minutes. On top of that I was watching a sitcom, and it seemed all the funnier because once I started laughing and couldn't stop...and then they came back and started drilling, and the more gas I inhaled, the more giggly I got (not a good idea when they're drilling). No lie, for like ten minutes, I was outside the galaxy. I didn't know who I was, where I was, and I'm half-sure I didn't know what I was? Nothing I was seeing (as in, a doctor and a nurse's face, the corner of my glasses, and an uncomfortably bright light) even registered. All in all, a very interesting experience, and it makes me realize that I never want to do drugs.
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Post by: Eparavu on March 21, 2012, 06:41:04 PM
I don't think I've ever had that much laughing gas...but one time when they had to drill a cavity and fill my tooth, they put the mask on me...and walked away, leaving me to inhale laughing gas for probably fifteen minutes. On top of that I was watching a sitcom, and it seemed all the funnier because once I started laughing and couldn't stop...and then they came back and started drilling, and the more gas I inhaled, the more giggly I got (not a good idea when they're drilling). No lie, for like ten minutes, I was outside the galaxy. I didn't know who I was, where I was, and I'm half-sure I didn't know what I was? Nothing I was seeing (as in, a doctor and a nurse's face, the corner of my glasses, and an uncomfortably bright light) even registered. All in all, a very interesting experience, and it makes me realize that I never want to do drugs.

Good lord... they put it on me and said 'breathe normally'... I took one deep breath and transcended reality. You got ripped off XD
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 21, 2012, 08:45:31 PM
No lie, for like ten minutes, I was outside the galaxy. I didn't know who I was, where I was, and I'm half-sure I didn't know what I was? Nothing I was seeing (as in, a doctor and a nurse's face, the corner of my glasses, and an uncomfortably bright light) even registered.

'Is THIS REAL LIIIFE?'

Colt after Dentist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txqiwrbYGrs
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Post by: Eparavu on March 21, 2012, 09:05:06 PM
Is it going to be like this FOREVER?







AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH
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Post by: Rune on March 21, 2012, 10:05:30 PM
Glasses were crushed today. Got ambushed by three people at youth group and someone stepped on them. Grrrr.
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Post by: Eparavu on March 21, 2012, 10:09:07 PM
Man youth groups have gotten rough since I was a teenager.
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on March 22, 2012, 08:03:21 AM
I don't think I've ever had that much laughing gas..
I think that it's good to use laughing gas cause when I go to the dentist,they give you an injection of some drug that makes your jaw numb.
Then I'll start pinching my chin cause you can't feel a thing,even if it starts to bleed.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 22, 2012, 01:28:10 PM
Well, they put me on the Novocaine too, even with the laughing gas... just kept me from feeling the needle's sting, and helped with the overall feel of parts of your head being ripped out... and it was weird with the jaw, I love how it was the first time I'd *felt* my jaw, as opposed to my jaw feeling my fingers...
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Post by: flyboy424 on March 22, 2012, 04:12:06 PM
This evening I decided to try out my iMac with Ubuntu Linux in live-CD mode as I'm waiting on my Mac OS X install disk to arrive from Apple.  After yesterdays failed attempt I realised it was because I was trying the AMD64 version, so I downloaded the i386 version, burnt it to a disk and was pleased when it worked.  Apart from making sure certain bits of hardware work (like the wireless and built-in speakers) there isn't a whole lot I can do right now.  I did take a picture of my set-up as its quite cramped on my desk right now.

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/531318_3631494189701_1344515405_3587820_1432292761_n.jpg)
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Post by: Eparavu on March 22, 2012, 04:27:04 PM
Sometimes you just need a little more desk.
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Post by: RC-1499 on March 24, 2012, 01:55:29 AM
I beat Mass Effect after 15 hours, over 100 saves, and more snacks than i can count. Not to crack open Mass Effect 2.
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Post by: GOODYSMOODY on March 24, 2012, 05:49:56 AM
I'm putting on the final effects for my lego 'clones vs mandos' movie. I'll post a link later.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 24, 2012, 02:40:47 PM
I beat Mass Effect after 15 hours, over 100 saves, and more snacks than i can count. Not to crack open Mass Effect 2.

15 hours? Did you do any of the side missions? Just out of curiosity, because I got waaay more playtime out of ME 1, and I try to get as many hours as I can xD
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Post by: RC-1499 on March 24, 2012, 04:15:04 PM
I did so some side missions, but my main goal was to play through the story. My master plan is to play one character through all three games (I picked up the third yesterday) And then go back and get all the achievements, side quests, and such. I'l probably do more side quests in ME2. Just got Archangel and the professor.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 24, 2012, 05:45:45 PM
So you're skipping a lot of the game. Playing Mass Effect isn't just about the main story, it is about the entire game. Side quests provide a lot of information, along with many things in the next game being based on a previous side quest.
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Post by: Eparavu on March 24, 2012, 05:50:10 PM
Always drives me nuts when my friends buy a new game and then act like it's a race to get the credits.
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Post by: H-BOMB on March 24, 2012, 08:11:19 PM
Had a pretty awesome day doing some mil-sim paintball! Got some good welts and two big-shebs lumps on my head.
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Post by: RC-1499 on March 24, 2012, 08:14:47 PM
So you're skipping a lot of the game. Playing Mass Effect isn't just about the main story, it is about the entire game. Side quests provide a lot of information, along with many things in the next game being based on a previous side quest.

Yes, i know side quests make up a large portion of gameplay. I did do some side quest, but i didn't do them all. And I am going to go back to play them all, just after i get Danne Shepard to the end.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 24, 2012, 09:32:30 PM
I don't think you see the point we're trying to make here.

Doing the side quests on your first playthrough of the ME series makes the entire experience better. It is much better to take the time and do the side quests with 'Danne Shepard' the first time, than to skim through it and lose the unique experience.

I've finished every single possible quest in the ME series so far, besides the DLC. It has been an unbelievably intense, emotional, and enjoyable experience. And I know without a doubt it wouldn't have been near as good if I just went with the main story and skipped the rest the first time.

Just my opinion though, play how you want.
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Post by: Eparavu on March 24, 2012, 09:42:36 PM
God I need to try this game -__-
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Post by: RC-1499 on March 24, 2012, 11:48:45 PM
I was really off putted by a few side quest, and that's probably why i chose to do so few. I enjoyed the DLC mission (not the station one) and i enjoyed a some of the others, but the rest just felt like a grind to me. They felt like they were copy pasted on and were no fun to play. Taking down a rogue VI came down to waiting for my squad mates to die due to an unreasonable amount of drones and standing behind a door where the AI wouldn't follow, frequently popping out to kill them. And apparently every organization with planetary bases has the exact same structure as their headquarters. Sometimes they have 3 identical structures for no apparent reason. I'm not sure if the quest get better beyond that point, but  will go back, like I said.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 25, 2012, 07:18:52 AM
Had a pretty awesome day doing some mil-sim paintball!

What is this mil-sim paintball you speak of?
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 25, 2012, 10:41:53 AM
Wearing a suit while in Leeds on a weekend is an... interesting experience!
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 25, 2012, 01:29:59 PM
Saw Hunger Games.
-Awesome... Frickin' awesome!
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 25, 2012, 01:58:05 PM
It is. Best adaptation of a book in ages!
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Post by: Rune on March 25, 2012, 09:34:10 PM
Saw Hunger Games. Pretty good. I liked how closely they stuck to the book. I want Ceasar Flickerman to MC my life now.
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Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on March 26, 2012, 12:40:27 AM
Doing the side quests on your first playthrough of the ME series makes the entire experience better. It is much better to take the time and do the side quests with 'Danne Shepard' the first time, than to skim through it and lose the unique experience.

I've finished every single possible quest in the ME series so far, besides the DLC. It has been an unbelievably intense, emotional, and enjoyable experience. And I know without a doubt it wouldn't have been near as good if I just went with the main story and skipped the rest the first time.
^100% agree with this.  Some of the sidequests are definitely just kinda fun extras.  Many of them end up being important in ways you don't even begin to expect until waaaay down the line.

God I need to try this game -__-
Yes.  Yes you do. :)

I was really off putted by a few side quest, and that's probably why i chose to do so few.
Taking down a rogue VI came down to waiting for my squad mates to die due to an unreasonable amount of drones and standing behind a door where the AI wouldn't follow, frequently popping out to kill them.
First off, that mission is so pointlessly out of left field and is never mentioned again in the game, or the second. But damn if it isn't a plot point in the the third.  Not trying to spoil anything, but I just wanted to give you an example of how some of these things come back in unexpected ways.  My honest recommendation is a straight up DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN.  You will be rewarded for your effort every single time.
BTW, you're switching to the better guns and armor you pick up, right?  Not trying to be insulting, because the first time I played ME1 I played the entire game with the basic weapons and armor because I thought the game auto-upgrades your stuff as you find it.  It doesn't, and it was really hard.  Once I figured out my mistake, it was soooo much easier. lolz

And apparently every organization with planetary bases has the exact same structure as their headquarters. Sometimes they have 3 identical structures for no apparent reason. I'm not sure if the quest get better beyond that point, but  will go back, like I said.
This is actually explained.  They're mass-produced prefabricated buildings designed for being set up on mass on remote worlds for colonies and outposts.  That's why they all look the same...because they are. :P  When you get to the bigger settlements, you can see more building designs then the basic prefabs.
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 26, 2012, 07:11:19 AM
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I want Ceasar Flickerman to MC my life now.
Hah!
Same here. I loved him. He had that crazy osik-eating grin. -It looked like he had bigger teeth than the big bad wolf.

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Best adaptation of a book in ages!
Yes!
And, I was worried because half of the book seemed to Katniss thinking to herself; but, they really pulled it off.
And coincidentally, a lot of it was thanks to Ceasar...
e.g. [spoiler]"Um... Claudius, correct me if I'm wrong; but, are those Tracker-Jackers?[/spoiler]
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Post by: Rune on March 26, 2012, 09:13:42 AM
I also really liked how Seneca Crane became a character. That was probably their biggest break from the books, and I think they pulled it off excellently.
Although[spoiler]it's really too bad he won't be coming back. I thought he was a better and more three-dimensional villain than President Snow (who, by the way, I pictured being a lot slicker and less... hmm. Hobo-like?).[/spoiler]

Don't read my spoilers! They spoil stuff! Seriously! Don't do it!

(Happy Fenn?)
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 26, 2012, 10:31:05 AM
[spoiler](Happy Fenn?)[/spoiler]
Hah!  - yes, thank you.
-But, I did love Snow's line to him about underdogs, etc.

I loved that scene w/ Sececa at the very end of movie. ['nuff said]
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 26, 2012, 12:09:17 PM
Really, why in the world would the top dog root for the underdog? That was the weakest excuse of all time...
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Post by: RC-1499 on March 26, 2012, 05:14:14 PM
^100% agree with this.  Some of the sidequests are definitely just kinda fun extras.  Many of them end up being important in ways you don't even begin to expect until waaaay down the line.
Yes.  Yes you do. :)
First off, that mission is so pointlessly out of left field and is never mentioned again in the game, or the second. But damn if it isn't a plot point in the the third.  Not trying to spoil anything, but I just wanted to give you an example of how some of these things come back in unexpected ways.  My honest recommendation is a straight up DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN.  You will be rewarded for your effort every single time.
BTW, you're switching to the better guns and armor you pick up, right?  Not trying to be insulting, because the first time I played ME1 I played the entire game with the basic weapons and armor because I thought the game auto-upgrades your stuff as you find it.  It doesn't, and it was really hard.  Once I figured out my mistake, it was soooo much easier. lolz
This is actually explained.  They're mass-produced prefabricated buildings designed for being set up on mass on remote worlds for colonies and outposts.  That's why they all look the same...because they are. :P  When you get to the bigger settlements, you can see more building designs then the basic prefabs.

I did keep switching my gear out for better stuff, but i hated inventory management. I also didn't like some of the auto saves. Like when you go on that driving section to save the scientist. I got through to the walking section at the end, but forgot to save and had to re-do it.

That pre-fabricated shelter thing just seems like a clever excuse to slack of on some missions.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 26, 2012, 07:13:34 PM
That pre-fabricated shelter thing just seems like a clever excuse to slack of on some missions.

Next time you design a game of that scale, with dozens of planets to design for exploration, each one with different terrain and/or weather, PLUS the main storyline, tell me all about how you made each building on each planet unique.
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Post by: Talo on March 26, 2012, 08:11:46 PM
I did keep switching my gear out for better stuff, but i hated inventory management. I also didn't like some of the auto saves. Like when you go on that driving section to save the scientist. I got through to the walking section at the end, but forgot to save and had to re-do it.

That pre-fabricated shelter thing just seems like a clever excuse to slack of on some missions.


I'm going to go out on a limb here and defend the new guy. I agree on your first two statements: the inventory management is a pain in the shebs and the auto-saving is atrociousness. I hate having to manually save every ten minutes. In regards to the pre-fabricated shelter issue, I have to say I have an empty box of all the fucks I give.  

On the whole a great game.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 26, 2012, 09:13:07 PM
...all the fucks I give...

Stop talking about our personal life.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 26, 2012, 09:14:43 PM

I'm going to go out on a limb here and defend the new guy. I agree on your first two statements: the inventory management is a pain in the shebs and the auto-saving is atrociousness. I hate having to manually save every ten minutes. In regards to the pre-fabricated shelter issue, I have to say I have an empty box of all the fucks I give.  

On the whole a great game.

I also agree that the inventory management in ME1 was annoying and at first, confusing. Once I figured it out it didn't really bother me though.
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Post by: Talo on March 26, 2012, 09:24:08 PM
Stop talking about our personal life.

(http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee432/Austin_Livingston/rainbow_dash_doesn__t_understand_by_mrlolcats17-d4s5vz1.png)

Rainbow Dash does not approve...
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Post by: RC-1499 on March 26, 2012, 10:16:28 PM
Thanks for the defence Talo. And the inventory management is always a pain. I have to scroll down a long list of mods and ammo, select and omni gel the one i want, and then it sends my back to the top. And the weapon switching is a pain too. Also, i could complain about how they force you to take loot ot omni gel mit, which breaks up the combat while I have to go over a list of items i know nothing about.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 26, 2012, 10:48:38 PM
Or you could do what I do: reduce everything except Spectere gear and level X mods to omnigel when you get them. Made my life so simple.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 27, 2012, 07:26:57 AM
TOR until 1 in the morning? check. Up at six anyway? check. Still feeling on top of the world? check and mate.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 27, 2012, 07:29:56 AM
Arrested a drunk driver after he played a solo game of bumper cars on a residential street.  He ran over 3 street signs, hit 2 telephone poles, an electrical box and 2 houses, in a series of alternating forward and reverse movements.

When tested by the breath tech, it was determined that he had four times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood.  

Primate would know what that is like.

We took him to the hospital after he completed the breath test and we found out how much alcohol he'd consumed...for his own safety.
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Post by: RC-1499 on March 27, 2012, 08:35:14 AM
Sounds like a fun night out on the town, or in the neighborhood.
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on March 27, 2012, 08:53:32 AM
Yeah.. -and across the neighbor's lawn.
I was wondering if he tried to plead the "fith" [spoiler]i.e. a fifth of booze[/spoiler]

In other news:
On this day, (200-some-odd-years ago), it was possibly the first time fingerprints were used to solve a murder case
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fingerprint-evidence-is-used-to-solve-a-british-murder-case (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fingerprint-evidence-is-used-to-solve-a-british-murder-case)
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 27, 2012, 04:00:33 PM
There is an account here:

http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120327/120327_impaired_driver/20120327/?hub=CP24Home

(And no, I was not the off duty officer.)
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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 27, 2012, 04:05:52 PM
Primate would know what that is like.

PMed to Talo to make sure he saw it.
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Post by: Talo on March 27, 2012, 04:25:42 PM
PMed to Talo to make sure he saw it.

Oh, yes I saw it. Four times the legal limit is nothing, Primate could take that and more and still drive/shoot/swing a sword straight.
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Post by: Eparavu on March 27, 2012, 09:16:03 PM
Roughly quoting the mic chatter in tf2 today, regarding me:


 "SPY SPY SPY SPY DISGUISED AS ME NO HES ME DEAD RINGER DEAD RINGER OH GOD WHERE IS HE IM SO SCARED"
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 28, 2012, 06:53:38 AM
Friendly fire doesn't exist in TF2. Just shoot your allies until one of them dies!
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Post by: Eparavu on March 28, 2012, 08:10:40 AM
Dead ringer watch lets me fake death. They never knew if I was dead until someone dropped, I felt like a slasher villain in the best possible way.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on March 28, 2012, 03:34:51 PM
Glasses were crushed today. Got ambushed by three people at youth group and someone stepped on them. Grrrr.

This isn't funny but it's ironic: I was just at a youth group on Saturday.
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Post by: Eparavu on March 28, 2012, 06:19:11 PM
Hey guys I am going through some real osik. I mean some REAL osik. I don't know when i will be back... or if I will even want to talk about it. But I wanna thank you all for being my friends in whatever sense of the term. I love you all.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on March 28, 2012, 06:41:38 PM
good luck, and I hope get through ok, vode.
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Post by: RC-1499 on March 28, 2012, 07:30:57 PM
The ending makes me think you will kill your life with us, and if so, I have some things to say. Don't give me that Osik! You are Eparavu! You are my Pony loving, sarcastic, and fun friend and you will not give me any Osik about you leaving. As to the problems in real life, the best of luck to you, and may the force be with you, always. And, if it makes you feel better, I will consider watching FiM.

Your Friend, RC-1499



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Post by: Unit 899 on March 28, 2012, 08:14:06 PM
You know where to find me if you need to talk, Eparavu.

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Post by: Talo on March 28, 2012, 08:38:56 PM
We are here if you need anything Eparavu.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 28, 2012, 10:13:59 PM
That sounds ominous.

Best of luck.

***


Today:

I agreed to go with my wife to drive the kids someplace, so we could go for coffee afterward....and ended up going shopping with her. When I protested, she said some things, but this is what *I* heard (in a deep voice, with mechanically hissing breath):
"I am altering the deal, pray I dont alter it any further."
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 29, 2012, 02:40:39 AM
Eparavu, we got your back...

***

"This deal... is very fair, and I'm happy to be a part of it!" *listens*
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on March 29, 2012, 03:17:28 AM
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Today:

I agreed to go with my wife to drive the kids someplace, so we could go for coffee afterward....and ended up going shopping with her. When I protested, she said some things, but this is what *I* heard (in a deep voice, with mechanically hissing breath):
"I am altering the deal, pray I dont alter it any further."

Hence a "Lando Momment". I go through that alot with my own wife.



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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 29, 2012, 06:48:49 AM
I'd buy it...
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on March 30, 2012, 08:09:24 AM
Started working out at the gym with some of my friends.
Great experience,going there every Thursday.
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Post by: RC-1499 on March 31, 2012, 02:56:43 AM
Watched the first few My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episodes.

Status Achieved: Brony
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Post by: GOODYSMOODY on March 31, 2012, 06:55:00 AM
Pfffffft.
I don't need a gym, 100 pushups a night keeps me going :P
Just joking, good on you :D

^I know far to many bronies
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 31, 2012, 09:37:51 AM
The one downside to owning (and loving to wear) a suit: shoe polishing, ironing, thread-snipping, trying to keep a very nice white fedora white... the list goes on. Worth it anyway!
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Post by: Drake Vhett on March 31, 2012, 07:31:14 PM
Bah, white fedoras. A true fedora is black. The only real white hat in a fedora's shape is a Panama Hat, and those are hard to keep white, as the paper-esq material that makes up the hat will get destroyed if you use a rough cloth.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 01, 2012, 06:44:39 AM
Fedoras can come in any color. I have three black trilbys, one white trilby and an olive fedora, and I'm very fond of them all...
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Post by: RC-1499 on April 01, 2012, 10:29:42 AM
I have a fedora that is black and white and wear it whenever I can.
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Post by: Eparavu on April 01, 2012, 02:24:35 PM
Hey guys. I'm back, but not much better :l
I feel bad leaving that sort of message, but things could have gone a lot worse than they did.
I am warning you, don't look unless you really like bad news.

[spoiler] Wednesday, my girlfriend went to the doctor about a suspected bladder infection. While at work. I received a text message: 'It's not a bladder problem'. Then a half hour later, 'I'm pregnant'.
Needless to say i went apeshit at my desk the rest of the day. I ran out and jumped on the bus, then received the message that what she thought was bladder issues, was her leaking amniotic fluid. Also that somehow, she was 5 months along. We had no idea she was pregnant; apparently it happened during a tiny window in between birth controls back in november, where she was supposed to still be infertile.
Regardless, before I could reach my stop, I received another text message.
It was too early to save the baby.
The lungs weren't developed, and without the amniotic fluid they couldn't-- she would just risk a major infection continuing the pregnancy.
Over the course of hours I had to come to terms with being a father, and when I accepted my secret joy at it, I was told I would not be taking my baby home.
We spent from wed to today at the hospital, trying to induce labor to save my spouse.
We are home now, and she's recovering well. But we still have waves of losing it and periods of numb clarity. I really appreciate the support, but I don't even know how to feel.
 [/spoiler]
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 01, 2012, 03:56:05 PM
Hey man... there's nothing I can say that'll make that better, so I'll just leave it at... we're here for you.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on April 01, 2012, 05:38:25 PM
A friend of mine had a similar ordeal just a few weeks ago.

That's a lot to handle. 


But you will.


You are a human. 
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Post by: RC-1499 on April 01, 2012, 07:01:38 PM
I can't imagine what you'r going through. Like vlet said, were here for you whenever you need us.
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Post by: Eparavu on April 01, 2012, 09:15:33 PM
Honestly, I don't know who else to tell. All my 'real' friends have scattered like dragon balls.
Thanks guys.
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Post by: RC-1499 on April 01, 2012, 11:06:59 PM
Tonight,my grandma died at the age of 90.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 02, 2012, 01:46:40 AM
Keeps getting better and better, doesn't it? :/
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on April 02, 2012, 01:59:34 AM
Hey guys. I'm back, but not much better :l
I feel bad leaving that sort of message, but things could have gone a lot worse than they did.
I am warning you, don't look unless you really like bad news.

[spoiler] Wednesday, my girlfriend went to the doctor about a suspected bladder infection. While at work. I received a text message: 'It's not a bladder problem'. Then a half hour later, 'I'm pregnant'.
Needless to say i went apeshit at my desk the rest of the day. I ran out and jumped on the bus, then received the message that what she thought was bladder issues, was her leaking amniotic fluid. Also that somehow, she was 5 months along. We had no idea she was pregnant; apparently it happened during a tiny window in between birth controls back in november, where she was supposed to still be infertile.
Regardless, before I could reach my stop, I received another text message.
It was too early to save the baby.
The lungs weren't developed, and without the amniotic fluid they couldn't-- she would just risk a major infection continuing the pregnancy.
Over the course of hours I had to come to terms with being a father, and when I accepted my secret joy at it, I was told I would not be taking my baby home.
We spent from wed to today at the hospital, trying to induce labor to save my spouse.
We are home now, and she's recovering well. But we still have waves of losing it and periods of numb clarity. I really appreciate the support, but I don't even know how to feel.
 [/spoiler]

I'm sorry for what happend. All I can say is at least you still have your significant other, and that she is okay. You still have each other and that things will get better. And sometimes women, when carring a baby don't show until the late part of the 2nd trimester or the early part of the third because sometimes they carry it all in the higher part of that area ( I can't remember the right name for it), and the the uterus then drops a little bit in preperation for the birth. I give you my best to help you in what happened.



Quote
Tonight,my grandma died at the age of 90.

I'm sorry, I hope she had a nice fullfilling life. and you and your family are doing ok.
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on April 02, 2012, 05:59:48 AM
Tonight,my grandma died at the age of 90.
Death is the hardest part of life
not for those who have passed
but for those who are left behind.
they are forced to grasp the concept
of leaving this earth to another atmosphere
that we call heaven, but they call home.


Honestly, I don't know who else to tell. All my 'real' friends'have scattered like dragon balls.
Thanks guys.
So that makes us your 'unreal' friends?
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 02, 2012, 07:14:17 AM
I'm just a product of a delusional mind... my own, truthfully...
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Post by: dredwulf60 on April 02, 2012, 10:32:56 AM

So that makes us your 'unreal' friends?

I think he meant 'conventional' friends.  Like...people you hang with in spatial proximity...that you don't interact with solely based on interface through a connection of computers.
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Post by: Eparavu on April 02, 2012, 10:54:09 AM
solely based on interface through a connection of computers.

Better than nothing.
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Post by: Mereel Skirata on April 02, 2012, 04:20:12 PM
Went to school this morning and got back to find a got a late Birthday present from Dha'ward.       

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo41/MereelSkirata/Garrus.jpg)

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Post by: RC-1499 on April 02, 2012, 06:50:18 PM
Quite possible the coolest shirt ever.
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Post by: Rune on April 03, 2012, 01:00:21 AM
Show week for my play is done. I might post a pic of me in costume later. Tired, but it was amazingly good. Great, GREAT group of people.
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Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on April 07, 2012, 01:44:56 AM
Copied from Facebook:

One of the things I like about my job is that, unless a customer pays to play something specific from the jukebox, I pretty much have control of the music while I'm working. So I picked a random playlist from my iPhone when I came in, which ended up being "Mass Effect Club Mix"—all the music from the different bars and clubs from the Mass Effect series. (Good stuff, btw.) A little while later, this guy comes in and he comes up to the bar like "Hey, good song. What is it? Sounds like something from a game I got." I grinned, spread my arms all dramatically, and replied: "Welcome to Afterlife!" The resulting conversation made my day. lolz
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Post by: RC-1499 on April 07, 2012, 12:55:13 PM
It's those moments that make life worth living
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Post by: Eparavu on April 07, 2012, 01:03:11 PM
I am in a bad habit of explaining what happened YESTERDAY.
Oh well.
Today isn't over.
Played tf2 with 1499, had a hard time... we got pushed around a lot by the other team, until I went spy and repeatedly backstabbed their soldier IN THE SAME SPOT until they ragequit.
Also got my fist hat drop. Tiny little pair of gold spectacles for spy...
I don't know if I'm lucky this week, or if I just gasguzzled all my luck for a year.
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Post by: flyboy424 on April 18, 2012, 03:05:02 PM
Got home today to find the 1 TB hard drive in my PC that I have Windows on is dead.  Currently running in Linux on the other 1 TB hard drive in my PC to try and recover data before deciding whether to risk it and reformat the drive (as its not dead dead, just bad sectors making it not boot dead) or play it safe and see if Samsung will replace it under the 3 year warranty Amazon says it has.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 18, 2012, 04:19:16 PM
I've learned that I utterly loathe British Telecom. Two hours on hold yesterday, couldn't fix a simple problem. One hour on hold and three or more hours waiting for a callback, still haven't fixed the problem that needs to be cleared by tomorrow. Website: useless. Nice.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on April 18, 2012, 04:44:36 PM
Things never have been the same since good 'ol Winston left.
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Post by: GOODYSMOODY on April 19, 2012, 06:56:50 AM
Enjoyed my last day being 13. 4 hours until I reach manlyhood :P
In other news my mum told me to vacuum the floor, then said I needed to vacuum the top of the freezer. How am I supposed to vacuum up there?
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 19, 2012, 07:36:49 AM
With a vacuum. Trust me, I've cleaned far stranger things.
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Post by: Eparavu on April 19, 2012, 08:31:56 AM
I had to clean the ventilation system for a convenience store grease fryer once. It was like wiping the devil's ***.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 19, 2012, 11:19:54 AM
If only you could use a pressure spray for that...
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Post by: GOODYSMOODY on April 20, 2012, 08:08:51 AM
Well, I'm officialy 14 now :D
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on April 20, 2012, 02:49:48 PM
Happy B-day Goody

Quote
I had to clean the ventilation system for a convenience store grease fryer once
I once had to do that also. And it was possibily the nastiest task I ever had to complete.
Wiping the Devils A is good analogy. - Especially, when you realize that it never really gets clean - it's this nasty-arse fast food grease that spreads around everywhere. eeeeck.... it's bring back painful memories.

-A pressure washer full of sulfuric acid still wouldn't be enough

In other news... today I found out that Great Britain has their own Kim Kardashian.
I think I like their's better -
[spoiler]
(http://nation.foxnews.com/sites/nation.foxnews.com/files/styles/dv3/public//640_042012_fx_brit_kim.jpg)

http://nation.foxnews.com/kim-kardashian/2012/04/20/britain-s-kim-kardashian (http://nation.foxnews.com/kim-kardashian/2012/04/20/britain-s-kim-kardashian)

Maybe I post this under celebrity crushes; 'cause I think I'm love[/spoiler]

Title: what happened today?
Post by: RC-1499 on April 20, 2012, 04:42:29 PM
You U.K. boys get the best celebrities.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Eparavu on April 20, 2012, 05:50:45 PM
I went to an honest to god hat shop. Almost bought a top hat (like a sir), but after talking with the owner about all the fancy hat sizing, I exited happily with a black, XL deep dome low brim fedora.
Damn I look good.
Ima pic it and post it in the proper thread later.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: GOODYSMOODY on April 21, 2012, 07:45:25 AM
Enjoyed my new table tennis table today. Also got a new lego star wars ARC Trooper and commando droid set. Onto the pile it goes :3
Title: what happened today?
Post by: flyboy424 on April 21, 2012, 08:49:35 AM
Had some luck today with my faulty 1TB hard drive.  Found a tool called TestDisk which was absolutely perfect.  I could run it under Ubuntu Linux (which I have installed on the other 1TB HDD in my PC) and rather then copy everything on the drive (which I don't have enough room for it to do) it just finds all the files and folders and lets me copy what I want, so after going through and finding everything I want to save it looks like my data is all fine now.  That means all I have to do now is work out how to get the drive replaced under warranty (which I checked online is still valid) and so hopefully within the next few weeks I'll have my PC fully back up and running.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: RC-1499 on April 21, 2012, 01:41:44 PM
Your PC will be Fully operational
Title: what happened today?
Post by: flyboy424 on April 21, 2012, 02:18:41 PM
"And now witness the processing power of this fully operational Windows PC.  Boot-up at will, Commander." ;)
Title: what happened today?
Post by: dredwulf60 on April 21, 2012, 04:47:49 PM
"And now witness the processing power of this fully operational Windows PC.  Boot-up at will, Commander." ;)

ha ha.   Awesome.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: RC-1499 on April 22, 2012, 11:28:54 PM
"And now witness the processing power of this fully operational Windows PC.  Boot-up at will, Commander." ;)

"Don't be too proud of this PC you've constructed. The ability to play The Old Republic on ultra graphics is insignificant next to the potential of my Mac."
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Talo on April 23, 2012, 12:45:26 AM
"Don't be too proud of this PC you've constructed. The ability to play The Old Republic on ultra graphics is insignificant next to the potential of my Mac."



"Your overconfidence is your weakness."
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 23, 2012, 07:14:31 AM
Told I needed to cancel my BT to move rooms. Three days later, I've completely broken my appointment, my account, and just about everything else, since about the only thing BT listens to is "trash EVERYTHING" and I'm told the day after that I never needed to cancel in the first place. Then, the internet I'd been borrowing goes out, and the free internet goes belly-up at the same time. Now the library computer won't let me on Facebook or Gmail... So much fun!
Title: what happened today?
Post by: RC-1499 on April 23, 2012, 11:06:45 PM
BT?
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 24, 2012, 06:41:24 AM
British Telecom
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Eparavu on April 24, 2012, 08:47:35 AM
"Don't be too proud of this PC you've constructed. The ability to play The Old Republic on ultra graphics is insignificant next to the potential of my Mac."

I'm sure you enjoyed paying twice as much for a similarly built machine.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Amy on April 24, 2012, 12:19:19 PM
Today I turned down $90 for putting an ad on the site. The things I do for you guys... ;P
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Alu Darce89 on April 24, 2012, 03:02:14 PM
but you still love us  :P
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Drake Vhett on April 24, 2012, 03:44:27 PM
What kind of ad?
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Eparavu on April 24, 2012, 05:23:31 PM
Advertise boobs and I just can't help myself.
DARN YOU EVONY.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Amy on April 24, 2012, 05:43:24 PM
What kind of ad?
It was for a gambling site. Dumb choice on their part due to this site's demographic. Not to mention the fact I haven't updated the main site in 3 years. But hey, it's a matter of principle.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: RC-1499 on April 24, 2012, 05:48:02 PM
I'm sure you enjoyed paying twice as much for a similarly built machine.

I was just joking. You saw my laptop. PC ALL THE WAY!
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Mia Ge'tal'mesh on April 24, 2012, 08:49:05 PM
Today I turned down $90 for putting an ad on the site. The things I do for you guys... ;P
You're too good, Amy.  I would've taken it.  90 bucks is 90 bucks! :P
Title: what happened today?
Post by: GOODYSMOODY on April 25, 2012, 06:39:28 AM
Finished the first episode of my survival guide, Unending survival...
But it didn't upload to youtube properly and now I have to start over. Time to start saving things, eh?
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 25, 2012, 11:37:11 AM
Started my recreational calculus. Been too long since I used my brain for serious work...
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 26, 2012, 01:27:37 PM
http://www.gofundme.com/k2aig?utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Emails

Help out? (daughter of a member of The Rebel Legion, heard about it through Blue Milk Special)
Title: what happened today?
Post by: dredwulf60 on April 26, 2012, 08:48:11 PM
THIS

http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca/news_item.php?NewsID=45883

P.S.   Stiilllll going....  I got relieved from my cordon position at 7:00pm or so...  




P.S.S.   It's done now.

http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3546396


Title: what happened today?
Post by: flyboy424 on April 28, 2012, 02:45:45 PM
So this morning I found out I missed the "Options Day" at my university where I could go in and pick the units I want to study in the final year of my degree.  Happily, I can submit it via e-mail, but I only have until Monday to do so.  That means I've basically got today and tomorrow to decide what the content of the year I get most of my marks in on my degree will be using just a Word document with a basic outline of each unit in.  It also means I'll have to schedule a visit with the Learning Disabilities team some time as I was supposed to come in and speak to them at the same time about what help I'll be getting in my final year.

Thankfully though, 2 of the 3 units I must take I decided on as soon as I saw them.  Now its just time to decide which of the 3 others I'm torn between will take up the final slot.  Having spoken with my parents about it I think I've decided, but I'll sleep on it to be sure.

In other news, I've also been looking into making a custom laptop cooler as mine is getting very, very hot (although that is partly down to no thermal paste between the CPU and heatsink).  I could go out and buy one, but it wouldn't be as fun plus I have some spare 90mm PC fans lying around, and I can then customise with other bits (like I'm thinking a USB hub, and maybe a storage compartment as it'll have to be fairly thick).
Title: what happened today?
Post by: GOODYSMOODY on April 29, 2012, 07:15:30 AM
Literally 5 mins ago I smashed my record of 111 pushups. My new record is 120. Heck yea! :D
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 29, 2012, 08:02:26 AM
Good progress Goody!
Title: what happened today?
Post by: GOODYSMOODY on April 30, 2012, 03:11:25 AM
Thanks :D
New goal: 150.

Today was absolutely freezing at first, got warmer, but is still cold.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 30, 2012, 01:07:41 PM
My Essential Guide to Warfare arrived today!
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Eparavu on April 30, 2012, 05:34:14 PM
Got another point to my steam trading reputation by virtue of being a pleasant individual.
Yaaay.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Noldorin Mando on May 02, 2012, 12:53:20 PM
Well now, this weekend my Cadet unit shipped up to CFB Trenton for the annual Eastern Ontario Area Band and Drill Competition. Being the Bass Drummer, the pressure was most defenitely on as you could imagine (Bass Drummers set the pace for the entire band in a military formation). Good news is, my cadence was exactley 120 for Quick March and 60 for Slow March, which is 100% perfect. Bad news, we lost to a large Air Cadet Squadron from Toronto by 2%.

After the competition was done all the Cadets got together, set up a couple speakers and had an impromptu dancec party in te middle of our training/barrack area. Then an Army Cadet Corp pipe and drum band from Lanark (they were Hasty P's, Dred) dug out thier instruments, struck up and marched straight through the party at 9:30 p.m. with pipes skirling, and didn't let up until 2 a.m.

As the DCO quipped to me "It's just like the Highland Games!" This guy is from the Maxville area, which hosts the largest Games in North America. Gives you an idea of how big this party was.

Who says Cadets are all uptight and serious?!
Title: what happened today?
Post by: dredwulf60 on May 02, 2012, 01:22:12 PM
Well now, this weekend my Cadet unit shipped up to CFB Trenton for the annual Eastern Ontario Area Band and Drill Competition. Being the Bass Drummer, the pressure was most defenitely on as you could imagine (Bass Drummers set the pace for the entire band in a military formation). Good news is, my cadence was exactley 120 for Quick March and 60 for Slow March, which is 100% perfect. Bad news, we lost to a large Air Cadet Squadron from Toronto by 2%.

After the competition was done all the Cadets got together, set up a couple speakers and had an impromptu dancec party in te middle of our training/barrack area. Then an Army Cadet Corp pipe and drum band from Lanark (they were Hasty P's, Dred) dug out thier instruments, struck up and marched straight through the party at 9:30 p.m. with pipes skirling, and didn't let up until 2 a.m.

As the DCO quipped to me "It's just like the Highland Games!" This guy is from the Maxville area, which hosts the largest Games in North America. Gives you an idea of how big this party was.

Who says Cadets are all uptight and serious?!

Sounds like a good time was had!  I assume you took your meals at the Yukon Lodge?   One of the finest eating establishments in the CF!
Title: what happened today?
Post by: flyboy424 on May 03, 2012, 04:55:44 PM
Today I started feeling the urge to begin more Pepakura work.  Right now I'm thinking about doing an RC chest piece, and while it would be a very simple one to do because all the parts are large, I'm not sure if I have the storage space for it right now (the box I got for putting various pepped parts is only half as deep as the Pep viewer says the chest piece is).  I guess I should probably have a sort out of my bedroom tomorrow after work to clear out some extra space to see if I can put it under my bed or something.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Drake Vhett on May 03, 2012, 08:44:00 PM
I'm just coming back from the horse farm and writing to you with exhausted fingers on my new Samsung Gravity SMART. I'm going to pass out now.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: dredwulf60 on May 03, 2012, 08:48:57 PM
I heard the thump of Drake hitting the floor all the way up in Canada.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: GOODYSMOODY on May 04, 2012, 03:04:23 AM
Some idiots thought I was lying about my 120 pushup record. They asked me to try doing 50. I jumped down to the concrete while it was raining. I did 70, got up, laughed and walked away.
They haven't teased me since.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: H-BOMB on May 04, 2012, 03:09:14 AM
Good on ya, sir!

I can do about . . . 25.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Fenn Shysa on May 04, 2012, 09:32:27 AM
Happy Star Wars Day!

May the "fourth" be with you!

[spoiler]-Did anybody else know it is supposedly Star Wars Day, today?

-I'm embarrased to say that I've only just learned about it

(If anyone knows the phone number of the supervisor of whomever is charge of this day; I would like lodge a formal complaint)[/spoiler]

Quote
I can do about . . . 25.
I could do about 3 - then I'd have to spend a week in Bacta
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 04, 2012, 01:54:50 PM
And may the Fourth be with you too!
Title: what happened today?
Post by: H-BOMB on May 09, 2012, 02:46:57 AM
Went to a Arctic Monkeys/The Black Keys concert! 'Twas awesome I say!
Title: what happened today?
Post by: GOODYSMOODY on May 13, 2012, 06:31:39 AM
We seem to have hit 500 members.

Anyway, my mum got an iPad 2 for mothers day, so I took a look. Pretty damn cool.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: flyboy424 on May 13, 2012, 11:41:21 AM
From Facebook:

Got my new desk today and its great to finally have somewhere dedicated to put my computer, but as its a bit bigger then my old one I have had to get rid of my bookshelf which means I don't have enough space to put all the stuff that was on it. My mum suggested using this black wooden box I have which I've put lots of stuff on top of, but as the only way to get inside is to open the top its not ideal for what I want so I've found a nice TV stand on Argos that is cheap and will do the job nicely which I'll hopefully get some time next week. Just got to sort out my under-bed storage and I'll finally have enough space for everything.



In other news, the iPod I put on eBay last week is ending today and so far its doing very well.  I'm planning on putting the proceeds towards fibreglassing supplies so I can begin the next stage of my Clone Pilot armour.  Also going to try to get as many parts pepped over the next couple of weeks.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Unit 899 on May 15, 2012, 03:17:33 PM
Woke up, took a shower, got dressed, went to 8th grade graduation, was bored, graduated, came home, got a soda, typed this post.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 16, 2012, 02:20:58 AM
Wahey, graduation! Awesome!
Title: what happened today?
Post by: flyboy424 on May 16, 2012, 02:49:14 PM
My watch broke when I got home today.  I've had it 15 years and for a cheap one my mum bought for me to wear at school it has been well worth the £7 I think  she paid for it (especially as its still on its original battery!).  Looking around for new ones and I think I may have found one I like which happens to be a Casio, the same as my old one and pretty much every other one I've seen I quite like.

EDIT

Dad came home about an hour ago with the new storage unit I wanted.  Its technically a TV stand but it'll suit me fine, as you can see here:

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Yes, that is an RC chest piece in the second pic. 8)
Title: what happened today?
Post by: CT-1199 Oronk on May 16, 2012, 04:46:14 PM
As of today im now done with High-school! Only things left are senior exit assembly, Checkout, Rehearsal then I graduate! :D
Title: what happened today?
Post by: GOODYSMOODY on May 18, 2012, 07:50:24 AM
Finished my last big english assignment today. Still got tiny bits left, but soon its done :D

Oh, and congrats Oronk. Wish I were in your shoes...
Title: what happened today?
Post by: H-BOMB on May 19, 2012, 03:33:48 AM
Second base achieved.  Booyah!
Title: what happened today?
Post by: GOODYSMOODY on May 19, 2012, 03:38:00 AM
Anyone know why it says I have 14 posts?
I counted, and I have over 40.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: flyboy424 on May 19, 2012, 03:42:50 AM
Posts in the Off-Topic, Gaming and RP sections don't count towards your overall count.  If they did, I'd have well over 3,000 posts by now.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 19, 2012, 07:29:08 AM
And lord knows how many I'd have... on that note, the forum's been rather quiet lately. It's kinda sad.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: flyboy424 on May 19, 2012, 08:47:26 AM
The forums been rather quiet for a while I feel.  Off-topic seems to be the only section I see regular posts in, and even then its mostly just the GOT, funny pic thread and other similar ones.  Hopefully I'll be bolstering the fanart section in the next few weeks as I'm going to try to get a lot of work done on my Clone Pilot armour with as much pepping as I can do and some fibreglassing (once I get my supplies).
Title: what happened today?
Post by: dredwulf60 on May 19, 2012, 12:05:36 PM
Second base achieved.  Booyah!

:D

Good job my son.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Eparavu on May 19, 2012, 12:58:39 PM
I've been working full time, so I'm not home as much. Then i'm either sleeping or playing an hour of tf2.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on May 19, 2012, 02:49:59 PM
Second base achieved.  Booyah!

You're the man, H BOMB :D
Title: what happened today?
Post by: CT-1199 Oronk on May 19, 2012, 11:43:40 PM
Woot first date went awesomely well :D 
Title: what happened today?
Post by: dredwulf60 on May 20, 2012, 02:17:32 AM
Woot first date went awesomely well :D 

That means nothing without details....

Title: what happened today?
Post by: CT-1199 Oronk on May 20, 2012, 02:51:55 AM
That means nothing without details....
1st base 1st time?.....I'm happy
Title: what happened today?
Post by: GOODYSMOODY on May 20, 2012, 03:59:54 AM
Ok, that posting thing is understandable.
Had a nice chilled day today. Pretty much sat around all day.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 20, 2012, 07:24:30 AM
moved rooms, got proper internet, forgot to sleep at night again...
Title: what happened today?
Post by: dredwulf60 on May 20, 2012, 02:14:12 PM
1st base 1st time?.....I'm happy

Nice batting average.  :D
Title: what happened today?
Post by: CT-1199 Oronk on May 20, 2012, 08:04:50 PM
Anybody know any good anger management techniques? Besides punching the problem in the face...Cause its illegal....
Title: what happened today?
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on May 20, 2012, 10:45:33 PM
Running, punching bags, physical sports...those are usually my solutions.

Care to elaborate?
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 21, 2012, 12:15:27 AM
I've managed rather well with actively seeking out the best elements in even the most retarded situations. It's made me quite the optimist, in fact. I don't know if it works for everyone, but if you do manage it, you'll likely become very happy.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Drake Vhett on May 21, 2012, 12:28:33 AM
I find being snarky and sarcastic toward something, or someone, generally helps. When that fails, I resort to yelling and/or cursing, occasionally with the utter destruction of something heading to the garbage anyway.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: H-BOMB on May 21, 2012, 02:05:48 AM
I fancy creating vivid images all sorts of nasty, painful, evil things happening to the person or . . . thing (sometimes my PC drives me crazy).

Voodoo helps too, although you probably want to be careful with that one . . .
Title: what happened today?
Post by: CT-1199 Oronk on May 21, 2012, 07:25:50 PM
Hmm let me see...

I fancy creating vivid images all sorts of nasty, painful, evil things happening to the person or . . . thing (sometimes my PC drives me crazy).

Voodoo helps too, although you probably want to be careful with that one . . .
My current thing doesn't help me though...makes me want to carry out said things.....might have to try the Voodoo....(jk)

I find being snarky and sarcastic toward someone, generally helps. When that fails, I resort to yelling and/or cursing, occasionally with the utter destruction of something heading to the garbage anyway.
This is probably going to be my approach

I've managed rather well with actively seeking out the best elements in even the most retarded situations. It's made me quite the optimist, in fact. I don't know if it works for everyone, but if you do manage it, you'll likely become very happy.
NOPE moving on (sorry I have had all optimism in me crushed A LONG time ago X.X)

Running, punching bags, physical sports...those are usually my solutions.

Care to elaborate?
Need a punching bag.....
My dads girlfriends son...he's a total moocher only thinks of himself and does no work nor does he help out with the house but just makes more crap for me to clean....He doesn't care about his family because of his "Hard" past.....obviously he is the most important person in the world (His hard past is going to MILITARY SCHOOL (He calls it boot camp have yet to say anything about that) and he was abused I guess now that last part makes sense and I do feel sorry about that but he isn't moving on and he is just letting it hurt him more....he also supposedly has PTSD from MILITARY SCHOOL)
Title: what happened today?
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on May 21, 2012, 08:32:00 PM
Oh that sucks, bro...if there's one thing I cannot stand, it's complainers and moochers like that. Too bad you can't just wrestle his punk-shebs to the ground.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on May 22, 2012, 09:48:43 AM
Played World In Conflict,then went to the gym for my weekly workout.
Drank two HUGE cups of mass gainer and now,I'm paying for it.
(http://images.clipartof.com/small/225848-Royalty-Free-RF-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Man-With-A-Terrible-Stomach-Ache.jpg)
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Alu Darce89 on May 23, 2012, 02:14:37 AM
Quote
Need a punching bag.....
My dads girlfriends son...he's a total moocher only thinks of himself and does no work nor does he help out with the house but just makes more crap for me to clean....He doesn't care about his family because of his "Hard" past.....obviously he is the most important person in the world (His hard past is going to MILITARY SCHOOL (He calls it boot camp have yet to say anything about that) and he was abused I guess now that last part makes sense and I do feel sorry about that but he isn't moving on and he is just letting it hurt him more....he also supposedly has PTSD from MILITARY SCHOOL)


My brother is like that, but he never went into Military school, or ever was abused. For a while there I thought he was getting better but then I hung out with him for a day a week and a half ago, and then I realized he still hasn't changed.

Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 23, 2012, 02:05:04 PM
We all know those guys that just end up totally irredeemable, you just have to get over them. On the bright side, they don't end up getting good things to happen to them nearly as much as it seems like they do.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Noldorin Mando on May 23, 2012, 11:11:09 PM
Promoted to Sergeant at my Air Cadet Sqn, gave a breifing for the cadets for the next 3-day Field Training Exercise, which I'm the IC (In Command, Commander) of. Booya. Love keeping busy.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on May 24, 2012, 12:15:26 AM
Promoted to Sergeant at my Air Cadet Sqn, gave a breifing for the cadets for the next 3-day Field Training Exercise, which I'm the IC (In Command, Commander) of. Booya. Love keeping busy.

Atta boy, Nold! :D
Title: what happened today?
Post by: dredwulf60 on May 24, 2012, 04:34:44 AM
Promoted to Sergeant at my Air Cadet Sqn, gave a breifing for the cadets for the next 3-day Field Training Exercise, which I'm the IC (In Command, Commander) of. Booya. Love keeping busy.

Congratulations.

Sergeant really is the best rank.

Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 24, 2012, 09:24:55 AM
The most practical rank, certainly, if you plan on getting things done...
Title: what happened today?
Post by: CT-1199 Oronk on May 25, 2012, 02:50:59 PM
Graduated :D only 102 days till boot
Title: what happened today?
Post by: GOODYSMOODY on May 25, 2012, 03:40:28 PM
School holidays starts today. Time to chill out and relax.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 25, 2012, 05:53:11 PM
MIB III. Good movie.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: flyboy424 on May 25, 2012, 06:41:44 PM
I got really tired out this afternoon as I not only had to walk the mile-or-so back from work in what is hot weather for the UK, but before I could catch my breath I then had to walk uphill to the post office (which luckily is very close) to pick up my fibreglassing bits for my armour.  Thankfully the downhill walk home wasn't too bad, despite the large package, but I did nearly get run over by an ambulance that suddenly turned without indicating (with no sirens or lights on) just as I started to cross the road.

Also got Ghost Recon Future Soldier today.  Not too bad a game, although it still has the server connection issues present in the beta (meaning it took me about a dozen attempts to connect my online pass to my uPlay account, get some uPlay rewards and redeem the code for my pre-order bonus co-op map).

And finally, I've been reading Halo: Glasslands recently.  I'm most of the way through and so far Karen Travis has done a good job, even put a few references in there to the Reach Collectors Edition items.  My only real issue so far is that I feel like she's written Halsey and Mendez too similar to Vau and Skirata in the RC novels as Halsey in this is quite cold emotionally and willing to do whatever it takes to get the best out of here troops, while Mendez blindly does whatever he can to defend his ones (example (and I don't consider this a real spoiler as I haven't put it in context), at one point Halsey mentions Lucy shouldn't be on frontline service as she doesn't speak, and Mendez goes off on one about how she doesn't know whats best for his SIIIs before realising later on Halsey was right).
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Drake Vhett on May 25, 2012, 09:02:14 PM
Future Soldier only had that issue today to my knowledge, as the last few it has been fine.
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 26, 2012, 04:16:49 AM
Well, Halsey was always somewhat heartless, in her own way, and we all knew beneath his veneer, the Chief cared about his men... the man's in his eighties or so, I think we can forgive him a certain amount of emotion under their very particular circumstances. He's always seemed a bit more rational than Skirata to me...
Title: what happened today?
Post by: dredwulf60 on May 26, 2012, 08:04:45 AM
The most practical rank, certainly, if you plan on getting things done...

After serving as a Master corporal  (our equivalent to your Corporal), then Sergeant and then acting Warrant Officer, Sergeant is more responsibility, but less classic 'work'.  A lot more delegation.  If you aren't running your shebs off as a Master Corporal; figuratively juggling chainsaws while riding a unicycle with a flat tire...you aren't doing it right.

The troops, in general should fear the Master Corporal, while they love and admire the Sergeant.  As my old section commander told me during my basic training; the Sergeant leads the section, the Masterjack's job is to kick the shebs of anyone not performing. 

So, in essence I agree 100% that it's the Sergeant who makes things happen...though it's the Masterjack (Corporal) that does the leg-work to crack the whip.  They don't realize just how hard they are working until they get promoted to Sergeant, and then other sergeants have to rein them in and tell them (away from the troops) 'hey...time to take a step back.  Let the Master Corporals do their job...'

How's your mileage?
Title: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 26, 2012, 04:01:16 PM
I guess it's really based on your field. With us, Sergeants and Staff Sergeants do a lot of hands-on kind of stuff, and even our E-7s get their hands dirty quite a bit...
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Post by: dredwulf60 on May 26, 2012, 05:00:34 PM
I guess it's really based on your field. With us, Sergeants and Staff Sergeants do a lot of hands-on kind of stuff, and even our E-7s get their hands dirty quite a bit...

hmm.  Didn't mean to imply that our senior NCOs don't get down and do the stuff too; leadership by example and such. It's just that MCpls are super-busy; and I found out just how busy the job is once I was promoted out of that rank. More tactics, mentoring and leading; less sorting out ammo loads, distributing rations, organizing routines etc.
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Post by: CT-1199 Oronk on May 29, 2012, 06:24:08 PM
Just bit the bullet big time while talking to a girl I like....:|time for some john mayers my stupid mouth on loop
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on May 29, 2012, 09:06:01 PM
Uh oh...care to elaborate?
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Post by: CT-1199 Oronk on May 29, 2012, 10:12:47 PM
Uh oh...care to elaborate?
a lot of inappropriateness on my side...more mad at myself than she is mad at me
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Post by: Drake Vhett on May 30, 2012, 01:17:42 AM
As my specialty seems to be the sisters of people I know, I'll let Love Dr. Sunshine over there take this one.
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Post by: CT-1199 Oronk on May 30, 2012, 12:52:46 PM
As my specialty seems to be the sisters of people I know, I'll let Love Dr. Sunshine over there take this one.
Ya how is it everyones sister loves you??? Mine don't even talk to you and they love you...
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Post by: flyboy424 on May 30, 2012, 06:50:01 PM
Today at work it was a little different as someone phoned up asking if we could make them a Windows 95 computer.  They actually called yesterday and expected us to have it one within a couple of hours, but it wasn't until closing time today that we got something suitable ready.  Not only was it hard finding old enough hardware to run it on, but we had to brush up on our DOS commands too.  Going to see tomorrow if the install works out.

Also, this evening I printed out the final pieces I need to pep for the upper body of my Clone Pilot build.  Started work on the cod piece and will hopefully finish all of them tomorrow evening.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 30, 2012, 07:39:00 PM
Windows 95? Seriously?

Yeah, I learned about the fearsome "Gunny Claw" today. Some people are just too awesome for normal life... they become SNCO's...
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Post by: Dha'ward Krayt on May 30, 2012, 08:26:56 PM
95 was a pretty versatile OS. I remember hearing of of the US's nukes ran on a streamlined 95 computer for guidance and such.
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Post by: flyboy424 on May 31, 2012, 12:37:33 PM
Yeah, no one has any idea why this guy wanted Windows 95, only that he wanted it in a hurry as when we phoned him up today we were told he'd made his own as he couldn't wait.  Still, the experience was a different one, despite no-one being able to figure out how to install the drivers that were missing.
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Post by: Dha'ward Krayt on May 31, 2012, 02:41:41 PM
Lol that tends to happen when no one has them anymore.


annnnnnndddd im sick..... :(
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Post by: dredwulf60 on May 31, 2012, 04:27:07 PM
Yeah, no one has any idea why this guy wanted Windows 95, only that he wanted it in a hurry...

Damn....the conspiracy-oriented portion of my mind can't stop thinking...'Maybe he knows something that we don't...'
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 31, 2012, 09:44:18 PM
Maybe it was for a period piece.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on May 31, 2012, 10:13:37 PM
Damn....the conspiracy-oriented portion of my mind can't stop thinking...'Maybe he knows something that we don't...'

So true :D
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Post by: CT-1199 Oronk on May 31, 2012, 10:47:21 PM
Damn....the conspiracy-oriented portion of my mind can't stop thinking...'Maybe he knows something that we don't...'
Thats what im saying lol :P
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Post by: Noldorin Mando on June 01, 2012, 12:13:19 PM
Zombie shabla Apocalypse is coming people. Pack up the guns. Dred, meet me in Alert, Nunavut in a couple months with a C7 and every Hasty P and peice of ordnance you can grab k?
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Post by: CT-1199 Oronk on June 01, 2012, 02:34:11 PM
Yup...I find it funny that the CDC felt the need to deny the existence of zombies...even going so far as to say there's nothing that produces zombie like symptoms...That's a lie lol
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Post by: dredwulf60 on June 01, 2012, 03:16:22 PM
Yup...I find it funny that the CDC felt the need to deny the existence of zombies...even going so far as to say there's nothing that produces zombie like symptoms...That's a lie lol

And that's exactly what they WOULD say in the case of a zombie outbreak...to avoid panic while they try to contain it.

@Noldorin:

Dude I'm pretty well off where I am.  Nice and defensible and LFCATC Meaford is just down the road.  That's a better rally point.  We can comandeer a boat to Manatoulin Island if it comes to that.   Alert would not be a nice place for survival.  Gotta survive the environment before we can survive the zombies.
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Post by: H-BOMB on June 02, 2012, 06:46:06 PM
Took the SAT for the first time today . . .

Fun stuff.
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Post by: flyboy424 on June 03, 2012, 06:15:41 PM
I saw Prometheus at the cinema just now.  I can't comment on whether or not it actually is a prequel to Aliens as I've never seen any of the other movies, but as a standalone sci-fi movies it was fantastic.  I also saw it in 3D and honestly I'm glad I did.  I could really tell the difference in depth perception from it being in 3D all the way through, and even though the glasses kept slipping down throughout the movie (a problem I'm sure my fellow prescription glasses wearers will have encountered) it has actually made me a bit more positive towards 3D.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on June 03, 2012, 11:01:05 PM
I saw Prometheus at the cinema just now.  I can't comment on whether or not it actually is a prequel to Aliens as I've never seen any of the other movies, but as a standalone sci-fi movies it was fantastic.  I also saw it in 3D and honestly I'm glad I did.  I could really tell the difference in depth perception from it being in 3D all the way through, and even though the glasses kept slipping down throughout the movie (a problem I'm sure my fellow prescription glasses wearers will have encountered) it has actually made me a bit more positive towards 3D.

Thank you for this.  I will take your word for it and definitely see it in 3D.  I was on the fence about it before.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on June 03, 2012, 11:24:51 PM
Has anyone noticed the odd surge in cannibalism stories coming in from around the world lately...?

Oh, and my Drama group had our performances over the weekend! From Last Sunday to Saturday, I spent 5 days at the theater. 3 for rehearsals, and 2 days for our 4 shows. It went really well :)
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on June 08, 2012, 03:07:01 PM
On this date in 1967, Fighter jets and Torpedo boats of the Israeli Defense Forces brutally attack the USS Liberty in international waters off the Sinai Penninsula
37 American sailors were killed and 172 were wounded.
To this day, surviving crew members maintain the attack was intentional and subsequently covered by the US and Israeli govts.

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Post by: GOODYSMOODY on June 09, 2012, 04:55:10 AM
Started construction on pepakura clone phase 2 clone helmet. Still got a lot to go D:
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on June 10, 2012, 02:35:58 AM
Has anyone noticed the odd surge in cannibalism stories coming in from around the world lately...?

About the case in Miami, FL, it was caused by a new type of drug people are using called "Bath Salts" , it's not bath salt that you use in the tube. But a version of  Amphetamine, like meth but not meth. This guy took such a high dose, which isn't much, and his brain checked out except for the basic animal instincts which we all have. He stripped naked and just went off, he took a club from a cop after she was trying to arrest him for the obvious reasons and proceeded to beat her with it. Broke her arm with it, then he did various other things to other people until he started to eat the face off of the homeless person, he was then shot multiple times and killed.

I found out that there were other cases that people stripped and did other things while on this drug, it makes people become animalistic while there mind goes some where else . It's one messed up drug that should have not ever been created period. I don't think drugs like that should be used ever period.
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Post by: GOODYSMOODY on June 10, 2012, 03:25:01 AM
That's just sick. Why would such a stupid, deadly thing be created.
It hurts me to read stories like that. It just isn't right.
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Post by: Eparavu on June 10, 2012, 05:38:54 PM
I've heard about this. How people keep finding more and more messed up drugs i don't know.

I recently read about a new drug in russia, then immediately regretted looking at the pictures... it causes peoples' flesh to literally rot right off their body.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on June 10, 2012, 06:24:12 PM
I've heard about this. How people keep finding more and more messed up drugs i don't know.

I recently read about a new drug in russia, then immediately regretted looking at the pictures... it causes peoples' flesh to literally rot right off their body.
Yeah.

We got briefed on it.  It's called Krocodile.  (various spellings)
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on June 10, 2012, 07:11:01 PM
So basically, if you take that and bath salts at the same time, you're literally indistinguishable from a zombie?
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on June 10, 2012, 07:13:48 PM
About the case in Miami, FL, it was caused by a new type of drug people are using called "Bath Salts" , it's not bath salt that you use in the tube. But a version of  Amphetamine, like meth but not meth. This guy took such a high dose, which isn't much, and his brain checked out except for the basic animal instincts which we all have. He stripped naked and just went off, he took a club from a cop after she was trying to arrest him for the obvious reasons and proceeded to beat her with it. Broke her arm with it, then he did various other things to other people until he started to eat the face off of the homeless person, he was then shot multiple times and killed.

I found out that there were other cases that people stripped and did other things while on this drug, it makes people become animalistic while there mind goes some where else . It's one messed up drug that should have not ever been created period. I don't think drugs like that should be used ever period.

Yeah I know the story on that one. There was another guy on Bath Salts a few weeks ago who started cutting off pieces of his own skin and intestines and throwing them at police. Don't do drugs, kids! :P

In the last few weeks, I've read at least five cannibalism stories from around the world. I think the zombie apocalypse is nearer than we suspected.

So basically, if you take that and bath salts at the same time, you're literally indistinguishable from a zombie?

Yup. <_<
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Post by: dredwulf60 on June 10, 2012, 07:34:56 PM
Desomorphine (dihydrodesoxymorphine, Permonid)

aka "Krokodil"



Viewer discretion advised.  You cannot un-see it.

[spoiler]

(http://scallywagandvagabond.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/waxw.jpg)[/spoiler]
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on June 10, 2012, 07:39:45 PM
The hell can a drug promise to make you take it with that going on?

In other news, past midnight on a wikiwalk can yield some... interesting results: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me4gL8SuEJI&feature=fvwrel
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Post by: Dha'ward Krayt on June 10, 2012, 11:48:53 PM
Desomorphine (dihydrodesoxymorphine, Permonid)

aka "Krokodil"



Viewer discretion advised.  You cannot un-see it.

[spoiler]

(http://scallywagandvagabond.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/waxw.jpg)[/spoiler]
WHAT. THE. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-------

it has to be some sort of endorphin that kills all transmission of info from nerves to the brain.
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Post by: GOODYSMOODY on June 11, 2012, 12:31:36 AM
Today I said that's enough of that topic, drugs, rotting skin-the lot.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on June 11, 2012, 02:30:00 AM
Today I said that's enough of that topic, drugs, rotting skin-the lot.

WHAT. THE. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-------

it has to be some sort of endorphin that kills all transmission of info from nerves to the brain.

sorry Goody, I just want to add one last thing. It's all based on pleasure, they want that High were there brains literaly are checking out and are going into a state of bliss.

And the Krokodil probably triggers the white blood cells to start attacking places in the extremites.

So basically, if you take that and bath salts at the same time, you're literally indistinguishable from a zombie?

any drug can do that in the right dosages.

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In the last few weeks, I've read at least five cannibalism stories from around the world. I think the zombie apocalypse is nearer than we suspected.

Just stop, just no, I personnaly am starting to get tired of this hearing about Apocalypses and Zombies to.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on June 11, 2012, 12:13:28 PM
The hell can a drug promise to make you take it with that going on?



Typically the user gets addicted to a 'standard' drug such as heroin.  Addicted to the point where they cannot stop; they think they are dying if they don't get another dose.  But it's expensive and hard to get.  So they take the derivative; Krok, which alleviates their withdrawal.  Each time they take it, they promise it's just 'this one time'. 

It takes lots of doses before the flesh starts to necrotize, so just as they told themselves they could stop taking drugs any time they wished...and actually believed it...they tell themselves they will only take Krok to stop the pain of withdrawal...and will stop long before anything bad happens.

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Post by: flyboy424 on June 11, 2012, 12:43:42 PM
So to steer the topic off drug.s has anyone heard about the abnormal weather system over the UK right now?  Its causing an unusually high amount of rain to fall and last night alone we had an entire months worth of rain, and apparently its going to get worse!  Already parts of Wales and southern England have flooded (including a few areas around where I live).  Just got o hope it doesn't get too much worse.

Also, I started on Saturday night on a new Pepakura helmet: X-Wing pilot.  Easiest build I've done so far and I would have finished it yesterday if I hadn't gone round my friends house.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on June 11, 2012, 01:05:28 PM
Wait a minute, it's raining in England? That's never happened before. What will we do?
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Post by: Dha'ward Krayt on June 11, 2012, 01:16:21 PM
Speaking of weather, had one of the most awesome thunderstorms last night here in central florida. Now it rains here almost everyday in the summer, torrential downpours and the like but the lightning last night was so constant and vivid my whole apartment was almost constantly lit up. The thunder rumble was also constant. Never seen anything like it in my life. I love the weather patterns down here.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on June 11, 2012, 02:39:26 PM
Well, we haven't had much rain up north here in Yorkshire, it's been a little cold and such, but nothing compared to when I first got over here. I keep seeing it on the news and worrying, but nothing's hit yet...
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Post by: flyboy424 on June 11, 2012, 03:03:57 PM
That's because the jet stream, which is normally over northern Scotland this time of year, is right overhead of me brining with it all this rain.  I looked on the Met Office website at the rainfall forecast and the pin on the map showing my location was right in the middle of the heavy part.  Just got to hope the river by me doesn't flood as I have to walk right along it to get to work.  I'm also going to have to wear full waterproofs I think, rather then just a rain jacket.
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Post by: GOODYSMOODY on June 11, 2012, 10:12:16 PM
I've had some pretty strange weather too. Huge fog clouds, couldn't even see the mountain over the other side of the river.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on June 12, 2012, 01:28:20 AM
It's been weird hear too inj central Wisconsin, Dry and hot, but I am happy to report that we had our first tornado's of the season a couple of weeks ago which one touched down 2 miles away from were I was and the other touched down 10 miles from were I was. Both were north from were I was. I was downstairs watching the patrons of the restaurant, making sure they were safe of course. My wife was on call being shes a  Paramedic/Firefighter. No one got hurt.
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Post by: RC-1499 on June 12, 2012, 03:17:12 PM
The weathers been quite strange down here too. We've had days were it's rained in the morning, been cloudy, rained, was sunny, got cloudy again, and rained at 2 AM. Just hope it doesn't rain on my vacation.
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Post by: GOODYSMOODY on June 12, 2012, 07:41:09 PM
Got so foggy that the next door neighbors house-only about 5-10 meters away-was barely visible.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on June 12, 2012, 08:59:59 PM
Seriously?

We've devolved the thread to talking about the weather?

Let me get my rocking chair....position it on my front porch....

There.   Now...let's see....


yep.  Looks like we might be gettin' a bit of rain in the county.
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Post by: Noldorin Mando on June 12, 2012, 10:16:05 PM
Heat. God-Forsaken 25 Celsius heat. With humidity. And it's just gonna get worse with the rain....

Why can't it be -20 with the wind chill again?
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Post by: Dha'ward Krayt on June 13, 2012, 01:32:42 AM
Damn i forgot how moving Act of Valor is.
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Post by: GOODYSMOODY on June 13, 2012, 04:45:10 AM
Had trouble getting our woodfire started. Damn wet wood, LIGHT!
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on June 13, 2012, 01:35:15 PM
Oh well, I'm missing my sister's wedding... curse you, intercontinental flight prices!
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on June 13, 2012, 06:57:32 PM
Oh well, I'm missing my sister's wedding... curse you, intercontinental flight prices!

that sucks.
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Post by: flyboy424 on June 17, 2012, 07:38:36 AM
Bounjour de la France, mon amis!

On Friday evening me and my family boarded a ferry and headed off to France for a 2 week holiday!  The conditions on the overnight ferry was the worst I've ever had as the weather was far from idea, so we were rolling all over the place all night which caused my sister to be seasick, and nearly me as well.

We made it in the end now though and now we are in mid-western France in our holiday house enjoying the sun.  I'm looking forward to next week though as we go to another place, this time in Normandy.
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Post by: Eparavu on June 17, 2012, 05:43:57 PM
You mean mes ami, flyboy :D
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on June 18, 2012, 02:03:00 PM
I understand that I'm being petty about a situation, but I can't manage to get over it. Too involved.
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Post by: flyboy424 on June 20, 2012, 01:22:05 PM
Today I had to make a tough decision.  I found game store where they had Medal of Honor and Homefront for €15 for both, but had to pass on them because it looked like they were French-language only so they wouldn't be much good for me.  Still, I got a nice blue zip-up hoodie which is very soft, and means I now have 2 non-black hoodies to wear now.
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Post by: Eparavu on June 20, 2012, 06:05:42 PM
I have a bunch of iron on transfer paper, so I plan to get creative if I ever stop being so lazy. Going to do a blue portal with something on a shirt, then an orange portal with the other half on a banner for my cube.
Then just a bunch of esoteric t-shirts, like a motivational with Vagineer from Tf2.
The text will read:
YAZCHNEZT
AWUBUPPUWBU!





Youtube it. Supremely weird.
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Post by: Eparavu on June 21, 2012, 05:57:07 PM
Apologies for the double post, but this is great.



My girlfriend, Lizz got me a butterfly knife. Told me it was broken, didn't really specify how. Excited, I release the safety and flip it open......
whereupon the part I was holding released the rest of the knife, causing the other handle and blade to go flying across the room.
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Post by: Noldorin Mando on June 21, 2012, 07:26:07 PM
There's a "flying off the handle" joke but I think it might be too literal here....
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Post by: CT-1199 Oronk on June 21, 2012, 09:59:39 PM
Well we got to meet our new CO today (In the Marine Corp Pool) he is pretty chill surprisingly he is Infantry so that may have something to do with it lol

oh ya and I might leave earlier for boot!! YAY :D
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Post by: Dha'ward Krayt on June 22, 2012, 12:53:43 AM
got pretty wasted at downtown disney was fun yesterday XD
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Post by: Carnivore 1 on June 23, 2012, 12:22:16 PM
Well we got to meet our new CO today (In the Marine Corp Pool) he is pretty chill surprisingly he is Infantry so that may have something to do with it lol

oh ya and I might leave earlier for boot!! YAY :D

Quit worrying about leaving so early. When you get there and every day after you'll wish you were home. As for how chill he is or isn't has nothingto do with him being Infantry. In fact, most 03's are jerks. Me included...Oh yeah. I'm home.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on June 23, 2012, 01:06:13 PM
Quit worrying about leaving so early. When you get there and every day after you'll wish you were home. As for how chill he is or isn't has nothingto do with him being Infantry. In fact, most 03's are jerks. Me included...Oh yeah. I'm home.

Welcome home.

I just completed my annual refresher-training.  It was...refreshing.
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Post by: flyboy424 on June 23, 2012, 02:35:28 PM
Welcome back Sean.

Today me and my family left the house we were staying in near Cognac, France, and headed north to a second one in Normandy.  Its a nice, very old-style cottage in a quiet village.  While I have WiFi here as well it isn't as good as the last place (which is surprising as the last place's access wasn't exactly brilliant) so I'm going to be very limited in my internet access.

However, my parents have already planned trips for us to Paris (which looks like it'll be via the TGV, which I'm excited about) and the British D-Day landing beaches, so there should be plenty to keep me occupied.
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Post by: H-BOMB on June 23, 2012, 04:56:48 PM
Ayyyy! Look who's back!
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on June 23, 2012, 05:00:33 PM
Welcome back, Sean!
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Post by: Dha'ward Krayt on June 23, 2012, 05:37:47 PM
Good to see you back Sean.

Found a new place to live the other day. Current place became too darn expensive to live in. Splitting a 2 bedroom apartment with another student until later this year.
Grabed Act of Valor and Medal of Honor the other day. That and i borrowed GR:FS from school so needless to say i have a ton of Special Forces stuff to play and watch over the weekend after my final tonight
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Post by: Drake Vhett on June 23, 2012, 07:57:23 PM
Act of Valor, to me, felt like Medal of Honor the movie, with a slightly crappier plot. That being said, MOH is a amazing game, as is GR:FS.
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Post by: Dha'ward Krayt on June 23, 2012, 10:36:34 PM
I loved Act of Valor. Sure the acting is a little meh but come on, they are active duty SEALs they get a free pass to sub-par acting
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Post by: Drake Vhett on June 23, 2012, 11:47:25 PM
I was fine with the acting, the plot was too Call of Duty-ish for me though.
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Post by: flyboy424 on June 25, 2012, 04:17:27 PM
Went to the Musee de Debarquement at Gold Beach in Normandy today.  The museum itself was not as big as I expected, and there was a coach load of school kids in there which we had to wait behind, but I was glad to get the chance to visit and walk on the beach in person.  We then went to the Pegasus Bridge museum (where I got to see a Horsa glider, something I'd wanted to see for a long time, even if it was just a replica) and stopped off at both the Canadian War Cemetery at Beny-Sur-Mer and the British War Cemetery at Bauyeux.

It was reassuring to see how much care had been made of the dead, with soldiers from Canada, Poland, Czechoslovakia and even Russia being buried along with the British, as well as a section for German casualties in the British Cemetery, and in the Canadian Cemetery there was one grave offset from the rest with the deceased's name and a note saying they were buried somewhere in the cemetery, meaning their remains obviously weren't positively identified following the fight that took his life.

I'd like to return one day and see the other beaches, and maybe make a stop off at Bauyeux itself to see the famous Bauyeus Tapestry.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on June 27, 2012, 08:23:28 AM
Well, it seems that Colorado's trying to do it's best impression of Ragnarok... largest fires on record, right next to the Springs. And that's not even close to being the only fire out there right now.
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on June 27, 2012, 10:00:37 AM
Mass hysteria happened at school today.
I was walking along the hall way right in front of the principal's office where my friend and I saw a Malay girl being hold down by teachers.
I asked my friend ,who's a Muslim, told me that she was 'possessed',it was kinda scary.
She was screaming like crazy.The same thing happened in the opposite building.
This happened to at least four student,all Malay girls,screams can be heard from all parts of the school.
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Post by: Eparavu on June 27, 2012, 11:32:40 AM
Reminds me of some of the witch hunts-- not the ones where they were tripping balls on corn fungus-- when some girls would just collaborate to make a scene then incriminate someone as a witch.

Not saying I think they are starting a witch hunt. Just saying I don't buy it.
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on June 28, 2012, 01:30:38 AM
Reminds me of some of the witch hunts-- not the ones where they were tripping balls on corn fungus-- when some girls would just collaborate to make a scene then incriminate someone as a witch.

Not saying I think they are starting a witch hunt. Just saying I don't buy it.
I don't think any one from my school will do that on purpose,cause not many people want to be known as the 'Girl who has been possessed'.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on June 28, 2012, 02:26:09 AM
I think he was talking about the teachers.

Back when the Salem Witch Trails happened in America ( A very dark period in U.S. history). The women that were accussed of being witches were not the ones drawing attention to themselves. There were young girls (teenagers technically) running around accusing these women and saying that they were witches. The samething happened over in Europe during the Dark ages. And the funny thing is chances are in your school you'll never see a boy being treated that way.   
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Post by: dredwulf60 on June 28, 2012, 07:41:00 PM
I got hung-up.

Executing a 2 point turn on a very narrow gravel road and the back tires dropped off the shoulder.  0 traction.

Luckily a friendly farmer happened by and used his truck to pull be back onto the hard-pack.  Would have been even better if he had happened by just 2 minutes earlier...before I had to call my boss and tell him what had happened.  Embarrassing. :blush:
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Post by: H-BOMB on June 28, 2012, 10:14:00 PM
Back from drum major camp! Super fun and exhausting, I can barely move my right arm up. But totally worth it! My twirling ability has improved tenfold!
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on June 29, 2012, 05:15:29 AM
I think he was talking about the teachers.

He was?
Yeah,come to think of it, those teachers were acting like some kind of witch doctor,reciting 'prayers',yelling 'GET OUT'.
They make it look so 'professional'.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on June 29, 2012, 10:54:13 AM
He was?
Yeah,come to think of it, those teachers were acting like some kind of witch doctor,reciting 'prayers',yelling 'GET OUT'.
They make it look so 'professional'.


probabbly because they do it lot.
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Post by: Eparavu on June 30, 2012, 12:46:13 AM
Just got back from a social gathering I will not soon forget...
Protip: always take the opportunity to party with filipinos.
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Post by: flyboy424 on June 30, 2012, 05:57:19 PM
Came back from France today, so I'm now sat in front of my PC getting re-used to having full internet access again.  I think having 2 weeks off for holiday was a great idea as by the end of the first week it didn't really feel like we'd had a break, whereas now it feels like we have gotten away from our normal lives and are ready to go back to them now.

The name of the ferry coming back was Normandie and, especially given how much I've been thinking of Mass Effect 3, I would have worn my N7 hoodie and perhaps gotten a photo with one of the life belts to make a great new Facebook cover pic.  Still, I did get to see John Carter in the cinema on the boat and really enjoyed it (even if the ride was a bit choppy throughout most of it).

And speaking of gaming, I got myself a pair of Turtle Beach XL1 headphones for my Xbox 360 with my spare Euros so tomorrow after unpacking I'll be plugging those straight in, grabbing the ME3 Closure DLC and starting a new playthrough.  Going to be so great playing with gaming headphones again (just got to hop these ones last now....).
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Post by: dredwulf60 on July 01, 2012, 02:23:56 AM
Happy Canada Day!

I am spending it working.  But some of us have to!  :D

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Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 03, 2012, 12:28:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgAlQuqzl8o&feature=youtu.be

Fires in Colorado are almost contained!
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on July 03, 2012, 11:48:29 AM
That was cool with the piano guys and I'm happy its starting to get contained in Colorado.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on July 03, 2012, 06:06:14 PM
Well, I am officially going to own a Nom Anor action figure. :cute:

I'm a hopeless nerd. I know.
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Post by: Lil Vod on July 03, 2012, 08:57:08 PM
XD Vod'ika. Yeah, you're not the only one (I am not talking about me though). Yeah, that's right, I know some of you out there are nerds. LOL, just kidding ner vode.

Anyways, my Grandparents are over, and I'm enjoying them.  :D


And, sorry I haven't been on lately, been busy on TOR and CWA. Anyways, good being here again.  :upsidedown:
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on July 04, 2012, 01:53:08 AM
Happy 4th of July everyone.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 04, 2012, 07:33:44 AM
Happy 4th, all.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 04, 2012, 08:40:15 AM
THERE (probably) IS A HIGGS BOSON! This is actually very important news...
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Post by: Eparavu on July 04, 2012, 09:56:25 AM
THERE (probably) IS A HIGGS BOSON! This is actually very important news...
It's important enough that I only know that I don't have nearly enough education to gauge its importance.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 04, 2012, 10:13:52 AM
Likely the most important physics discovery of your lifetime... really, unless they cure cancer or something really soon, this will be the scientific feat of the generation!
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Post by: Drake Vhett on July 04, 2012, 11:49:50 AM
I enjoy how you specifically say your lifetime, not our. Apperently he doesn't have enough years left for the really cool suff that comes after.
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Post by: Eparavu on July 04, 2012, 11:55:46 AM
Likely the most important physics discovery of your lifetime... really, unless they cure cancer or something really soon, this will be the scientific feat of the generation!


I'm saying I have a good grasp of what they're doing but I lack the knowledge to really comment on it. Dammit Jim I'm a novelist not a physicist.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on July 04, 2012, 01:02:19 PM

I'm saying I have a good grasp of what they're doing but I lack the knowledge to really comment on it. Dammit Jim I'm a novelist not a physicist.


To quote one news article:
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'Will this change my life?

Not in the slightest. If the Higgs boson exists it means that some very clever physicists 50 years ago came up with a theory and now they have been proved right. If it exists then it will add to the sum of human knowledge.'


Yawn.  Good work scientists.   Carry on.




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Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 04, 2012, 05:47:50 PM
If we only focused on the necessary, we'd still live in caves...
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Post by: Drake Vhett on July 04, 2012, 09:06:01 PM
If we focused on the unnecessary, we'd all be dead.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on July 04, 2012, 09:43:05 PM
And if everybody chose to pursue what interests them, the world would have a nice balance between necessary and unnecessary work.

Oh wait...
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Post by: dredwulf60 on July 05, 2012, 12:45:32 AM
I guess the thing I was trying to say...(which the news article said for me) is simply:

Yes it's a big deal to the very specific scientific community who has been studying it.

But it isn't really a big deal to anyone else, or really shouldn't be.  It's like proving the theory of gravity.  Gravity affects us all; it affects the workings of the universe.  Finding the nuts and bolts to explain it doesn't affect anyone or anything.  But it's nice to know.  If it leads to an anti-gravity engine...then it's time to party.

If the Higgs Boson eventually leads to faster-than-light travel, or transdimensional shifting, or time-travel, or something...then THAT thing it leads to is the breakthrough the world can get excited about.

It's like a bunch of JPL engineers partying when they developed the most efficient formula for rocket fuel.  A small community cheers....everyone else goes about life as usual.

Using it to land the first man on the moon...THAT's the big event.
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Post by: GOODYSMOODY on July 05, 2012, 05:40:11 AM
I'm sorta back. Had a virus (not a pc one :P) and forgot about these forums. Also had to continue with some life obsticals, such as homework.
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Post by: Unit 899 on July 07, 2012, 03:34:16 AM
swtor
oh gosh swtor and more swtor
so much swtor i cant even
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Post by: dredwulf60 on July 07, 2012, 10:11:48 AM
Reminded of something I already knew...but can use reminders of from time to time.

The crappy situation can always get a little worse.

-Had to go to the hospital to get some info from a witness in an incident.  Me: "Great...waiting around in a hospital for a few hours...this will be crappy."

Get to the Hospital find out the witness is in the operating room and won't be available for several hours, at which time someone else will get the info....okay...I'm gone...  

Then I am informed the detectives need site security at the crime scene, to make sure no tampering.  I am to go and relieve the guy who was there.

Me: "Great...sitting in my car on a country road for hours on end...this will be crappy."

Get to the site, just as it starts to downpour.  Turns out the actual scene that needs guarding is on a rural property; basically a semi-wooded field, not visible from the road.  The result is me having to stand in the pouring rain within sight of the scene to make sure no one disturbs the scene.  And then the sky started with the torrential buckets of water, with some lightning for good measure!

After getting soaked through my rainjacket, I notice a wood shed within site of the scene.  I move next to it and gain partial shelter from the overhang for the last couple hours I was there.

And I was grateful for it.  That's when it hit me once again: only because I know it can get worse can I feel satisfied with being soaked through to my skin, standing under a leaky overhanging eave in a thunderstorm, watching a grassy field.

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Post by: Drake Vhett on July 07, 2012, 02:49:05 PM
Are you secretly a Zen master? Because you sure seem like it.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on July 07, 2012, 03:27:19 PM
Are you secretly a Zen master? Because you sure seem like it.

I thought the same thing...


I did a Triathlon today. That was...fun.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on July 07, 2012, 05:23:16 PM
((((((((((

This is the emoticon of one hand clapping.




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Post by: Alu Darce89 on July 08, 2012, 01:13:50 AM
 :D
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Post by: Eparavu on July 08, 2012, 01:18:22 AM
Having a hard time looking for a job. Running out of money. Resorting to more awful opportunities.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on July 08, 2012, 02:23:20 AM
Right now is a really hard time to do that for everybody. My Wife is haveing a hard time to. Good luck.

Had a hummingbird moth fly into my car today, Not actually hitting my car, but actually flying into my car through the open window while I was driving, I had to wait until I got home to finally get it out of my car, without killing it. Just opened up the door and let it go.

http://youtu.be/H5Pths5s6X0 (http://youtu.be/H5Pths5s6X0)
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Post by: Carnivore 1 on July 08, 2012, 05:44:58 PM
Reminded of something I already knew...but can use reminders of from time to time.

The crappy situation can always get a little worse.

-Had to go to the hospital to get some info from a witness in an incident.  Me: "Great...waiting around in a hospital for a few hours...this will be crappy."

Get to the Hospital find out the witness is in the operating room and won't be available for several hours, at which time someone else will get the info....okay...I'm gone...  

Then I am informed the detectives need site security at the crime scene, to make sure no tampering.  I am to go and relieve the guy who was there.

Me: "Great...sitting in my car on a country road for hours on end...this will be crappy."

Get to the site, just as it starts to downpour.  Turns out the actual scene that needs guarding is on a rural property; basically a semi-wooded field, not visible from the road.  The result is me having to stand in the pouring rain within sight of the scene to make sure no one disturbs the scene.  And then the sky started with the torrential buckets of water, with some lightning for good measure!

After getting soaked through my rainjacket, I notice a wood shed within site of the scene.  I move next to it and gain partial shelter from the overhang for the last couple hours I was there.

And I was grateful for it.  That's when it hit me once again: only because I know it can get worse can I feel satisfied with being soaked through to my skin, standing under a leaky overhanging eave in a thunderstorm, watching a grassy field.

You sat there so someone else wouldn't have to. That's why we do what we do. And yes it can always get worse, but you and I both know what that's like and how crappy it can be.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on July 08, 2012, 09:46:54 PM
You sat there so someone else wouldn't have to. That's why we do what we do. And yes it can always get worse, but you and I both know what that's like and how crappy it can be.

Indeed.  One of the littlest examples that I used to like to point out to my troops, in case they hadn't consciously thought it for themselves;

few times in the life of a North American can you drink stale water hotter than urine from a plastic bottle and be so terribly glad to have it; yet in the military it's a regular thing.
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Post by: flyboy424 on July 10, 2012, 12:51:35 PM
So like a lot of people I've had trouble finding suitable jobs.  However today I seemed to hit the jackpot.  I got a call on my mobile from a job agency about a position in the Netherlands, which normally I wouldn't have considered, for a programmer working with flight simulators.  Unfortunately though I had to turn down the position as I go back to university in a couple of months to finish my degree.  I so wish this job offer had came a year ago as I would have been on the first flight over to take it.....
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Post by: dredwulf60 on July 17, 2012, 07:05:03 AM

10 year old boy was hit by a truck.


Luckily there was no damage done to the truck.

















And luckily very minimal damage done to the kid.  We thought the worst when first dispatched.  Turns out the kid was not even knocked off the bike.  The truck stopped, just barely hitting him; the bumper pushed his leg up against the bike frame breaking the skin, but not enough to knock him down even.  The kid got off the bike hopping on one leg in pain, then sat down.

Could have been so much worse.  Even more lucky, the person that hit him was a nurse.  She had him bandaged up before we arrived 3 minutes after the call.
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Post by: Eparavu on July 17, 2012, 08:38:33 AM
I was in an almost identical situation once. Except I took out the grill, windshield and sideview mirror with my face. And the driver kept going.
Broke my arm and liberated a lot of skin from my right side. That kid was real lucky.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 17, 2012, 03:03:46 PM
Dred, that was a nasty trick...

Hooray for 12 hour shifts while sick!
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on July 19, 2012, 06:08:58 AM
Saw this on Facebook,it's actually kinda sad.

[spoiler]Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps.

As he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. - that's 03. Although he was cancer-free, the chemotherapy lowered his immune system.

“They decided Cody, with the strength and honor and courage he showed through the whole thing, he should be a Marine,” said Cody’s father David Snowberger.

"When I was driving down there, I had no idea what I was going to say, I had no idea what I was walking into, I didn't know if Cody was conscious," said Sgt. Dolfini. "I didn't know anything. I didn't know what I was walking into whatsoever."

When Sgt. Dolfini arrived, Cody was not awake.

"He was not conscious, " said Sgt. Dolfini. "I mean, if he was, he was not responsive but he was heading to a better place."

Sergeant Dolfini made the decision to stand guard outside Cody's door for as long as Cody was alive, which turned out to be eight straight hours.

When a nurse told Sgt. DolfiniCody's time was limited, Sgt. Dolfini made the choice to say goodbye.

He presented Cody with his navigator wings and let his family be with him in his final moments.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/484059_10150952894193660_816548997_n.jpg)[/spoiler]
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Post by: Eparavu on July 19, 2012, 08:17:42 AM
...sniff...
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Post by: CT-1199 Oronk on July 21, 2012, 01:11:39 PM
Everytime I read a story like that I get a little bit of my faith in humanity restored.

Then of course things like the Aurora theater shooting happen. (Sure yall have heard of it by now)
Which turns around and kills that faith. Thankfully none of my ffriends or family were injured in the shooting.


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Post by: Drake Vhett on July 21, 2012, 01:51:51 PM
The actions of one sane individual puts a good light on everyone else, and then the actions of one insane individual puts a negative light on everyone? I fail to see the logic in that, but we are talking about faith in something here.
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Post by: flyboy424 on July 31, 2012, 04:29:02 PM
So while a bit bored this evening I decided to turn on my TV and watch some of the Olympic coverage, not realising that I'd soon be watching live coverage of Michael Phelps winning the medal that now makes him the most successful Olympian ever.  19 medals is just an unbelievable amount, and the fact that the record was set by a Soviet Gymnast in the '50s/'60s makes it even more incredible.  Big well done to the US relay swimming team for giving Phelps the massive lead that basically guaranteed he'd get Gold when he finished.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on August 01, 2012, 01:13:58 AM
So while a bit bored this evening I decided to turn on my TV and watch some of the Olympic coverage, not realising that I'd soon be watching live coverage of Michael Phelps winning the medal that now makes him the most successful Olympian ever.  19 medals is just an unbelievable amount, and the fact that the record was set by a Soviet Gymnast in the '50s/'60s makes it even more incredible.  Big well done to the US relay swimming team for giving Phelps the massive lead that basically guaranteed he'd get Gold when he finished.

He kept on telling the reporters that it was all thanks to the team.
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Post by: Unit 899 on August 06, 2012, 02:08:20 AM
As of a bit ago, we landed another robot on Mars, yay space and stuff
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on August 06, 2012, 02:39:27 AM
Let's rephrase that...

YYYYEAH MARS! AWESOME! SCIENCE ROCKS!
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on August 08, 2012, 01:14:18 AM
WE DID IT AGAIN, YAAAAAAAA FREAKIN SWEET
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Post by: dredwulf60 on August 08, 2012, 08:47:45 PM
Dear Idiots of the world,

I am writing this to inform you that the person who contacted you on the internet and offered you a job as a personal assistant, and defines that job as sitting at home on your computer is not actually a world-traveling big business executive who is temporarily out of the country.

It may surprise you to know that such people have the ability to hire professionals to organize their schedules and do their shopping, and likely interview them in person.  At the very least they presumably have the forethought to use a spell check, or have a professional take care of their correspondence.

It pains me to tell you that the person you have been corresponding with is a scam artist who preys on the ridiculously gullible, and that the $2000 check they sent you is worth less than the paper it's printed on.

You should also know that if you follow that person's instructions to deposit the money into your own bank account, and then send a large portion of it on to another 'employee', via Western Union, that your bank will follow your instructions and allow the sending of the money, because they trust that you are not an idiot.

Unfortunately, if you are an idiot, and you know you are, then the money they send is actually YOUR money, as the check you just deposited is bogus and has not cleared, even though your bank has trusted you enough to credit your account.  (psst.  THIS is why the internet person was so bossy about you depositing and sending the money right away).

Please be advised that after you have sent the money, the bank will soon realize you deposited a piece of paper not backed by actual currency and will deduct that amount from your account.  The money you sent however IS real...it was yours.  Was being the operative word.  And now it is gone to a person with no real name, no firm contact number, and no way to trace.  And Western Union charged you a legitimate fee for the transaction.

When you contact your local Police to report this tragic event, please know that the officer you are speaking to is trying their very best not to laugh/groan at your ignorance.  Expecting the officer to get your money back and find and punish the criminal 'mastermind' who 'stole' it from you is as unrealistic as expecting a Miss Universe contestant to bring about World Peace.  We'd honestly love to.  But it isn't going to happen.

Thank you for your understanding.

Your Republic Provost Marshal.

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Post by: Drake Vhett on August 08, 2012, 10:06:13 PM
So...tough day at work?
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Post by: Noldorin Mando on August 08, 2012, 10:36:14 PM
Oh, those two posts demand a "like" button.

Sent away for my Firearms Permit. Yes my American friends. In Canada we need a course, a piece of plastic AND a background check to own a boom-stick! Thankfully no more pesky federal registry though...
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Post by: Eparavu on August 08, 2012, 10:53:14 PM
Well, takes as much for a car. You can at least dive away from an oncoming car.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on August 08, 2012, 11:13:46 PM
Technically speaking, in American you need either two of those or none, depending on how you purchase the firearm. To get a conceal-carry permit, however, you need all three.
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Post by: Carnivore 1 on August 08, 2012, 11:24:41 PM
To purchase a rifle in the US all you need to do is be over the age of 18, this includes shotguns also. For pistols you will do certain things depending on the state. Usually you have to wait a few days between purchase and pick up. To have a concealed carry permit also depends on the state.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on August 09, 2012, 01:32:24 AM
In Canada, the concept of a concealed carry permit is so ridiculously unattainable for a typical citizen that it might as well be mythical.  It would not be a stretch to say that there are likely no more than a dozen issued in the entire province.

You also need a separate permit to transport a firearm other than a long gun.  So for example, if you went through all the hoops and whistles to get a handgun, you'd need to apply for a permit every single time you move it from one place, such as your residence, to another, such as a firing range.

I am not even kidding.

But yeah...there's lots of shotguns and non-military rifles out there.  The handguns are mostly in the hands of thugs who get them smuggled from across the border.

On the plus side, you can join the army and get to use all kinds of firearms.  You still can't bring them home though.  Cops can't even bring their pistols home without special permission, citing a specific need.
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on August 12, 2012, 10:35:04 AM
Quote
To purchase a rifle in the US all you need to do is be over the age of 18
It becomes even easier when our Attorney General essentially "gives" assault rifles to Mexican drug cartels in the perverse hope that the make it back to the US to ultimately demonstrate the "dangerous proliferation of firearms"

-If that is not weird enough; it is apparently also possible to receive an assault rifle in the mail, completely by accident.
http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/19221052/dc-man-orders-television-online-receives-rifle-instead (http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/19221052/dc-man-orders-television-online-receives-rifle-instead)
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Post by: GOODYSMOODY on August 13, 2012, 03:06:32 AM
Man, it has been a while. Anyway, I am back.
Had a tough day and set a class chinup record, breaking my own. 20 is the number to beat ;D
In other news I am tired and hungry
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on August 13, 2012, 03:31:25 PM
I went to a Duran Duran concert. It was awesome, one of the best shows I've ever seen.

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Post by: Drake Vhett on August 20, 2012, 12:22:58 PM
My old Vaio died yesterday. I now am typing on a wireless keyboard, using a wireless mouse, on a screen almost as large as my big flat screen. My biggest issue is finding the printer driver's disk, and getting a bigger chair.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on August 21, 2012, 09:23:11 PM
Sweet.   Hopefully no more wind-tunnel.   :)
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Post by: Drake Vhett on August 21, 2012, 11:04:24 PM
Well, the reason the Vaio died was because the crappy cooling system didn't work too well, and some of the components were actually melting. Thus the constant whirring from thefan.

This baby is as quiet as a mute in a graveyard.
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on August 26, 2012, 06:11:05 AM
R.I.P Neil Armstrong.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on August 26, 2012, 07:17:26 AM
R.I.P Neil Armstrong.

Indeed.


I read one of the stupidest things ever on a facebook comment to someone's post of 'RIP Neil Armstrong':

"The secret died with him, did they really land on the moon or was it good photography in a studio? who will ever know."



I cannot even begin to comprehend this person's idiocy.

Even if one were to allow that some people believe that the moon landing was a hoax (and I have nothing but contempt for those that do)...

There were TWELVE people who have landed on the moon.  There were TWO on the mission that Neil Armstrong made his one small step for a man.  The other being Buzz Aldrin, whom I am lucky enough to have had a photo taken with.




And to top it off they should have put a question mark at the end of the statement to turn it into a question.  ...Idiot.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on August 26, 2012, 12:43:32 PM
I agree, It's a shame that one of the greatest men in our recent history died. It's also a shame that someone would be that stupid in saying that when were flying Space probes with Ion Engines already and landing probes on Mars and taking photos of the Dark Side of the moon. 
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on August 26, 2012, 02:01:13 PM
Let the crazy people be, they're too far gone... the ones I worry about are the ones who don't know who he was at all, and who get him mixed up with Lance Armstrong, or somesuch. Heartbreaking...
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on August 26, 2012, 08:23:31 PM
Wait... Lance Armstrong died? [spoiler]just kidding][/spoiler]
-It must've been all of those steroids (look what happened to poor Lyle Alzado).

As far as the moon landing. As far as the moon landing, it is pretty funny how people people believe that is a hoax.
Either Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin punched a guy out once for getting in his face and calling it a hoax, etc.
[I think I learned of that on the this very message board]
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Post by: dredwulf60 on August 26, 2012, 08:55:07 PM
Wait... Lance Armstrong died? [spoiler]just kidding][/spoiler]
-It must've been all of those steroids (look what happened to poor Lyle Alzado).

As far as the moon landing. As far as the moon landing, it is pretty funny how people people believe that is a hoax.
Either Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin punched a guy out once for getting in his face and calling it a hoax, etc.
[I think I learned of that on the this very message board]

That was Buzz.   I'd have given him a high-five if I was there.  Buzs I mean, not the heckler.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on August 26, 2012, 09:37:54 PM
That guy then tried to sue Buzz, and the judge threw it out of court.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on August 27, 2012, 02:21:16 AM
nice
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on August 27, 2012, 07:44:06 AM
nice
Yeah,nice.
Those guys were probably jealous.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on August 27, 2012, 11:01:30 AM
Every post about the moon-landing deserves a thumbs-up.  8)
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on August 28, 2012, 02:08:35 AM
Did you guys hear about Lance Armstrong getting his Tour De France Awards stripped from him.
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on August 28, 2012, 05:40:43 AM
Did you guys hear about Lance Armstrong getting his Tour De France Awards stripped from him.
Nope,how'd it happened?
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Post by: Drake Vhett on August 28, 2012, 03:05:27 PM
He refused to continue fighting the constant drug charges that are not supported by any of the hundreds of drug tests he took. He really doesn't give a crap anymore, and is focusing on his Cancer foundation.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on August 28, 2012, 04:25:46 PM
He refused to continue fighting the constant drug charges that are not supported by any of the hundreds of drug tests he took. He really doesn't give a crap anymore, and is focusing on his Cancer foundation.

Yup.

It's a shame and a ridiculous blight on sports that we would do such a thing to the best of a sport, just because he was far and away better and more dedicated than everyone else.

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Post by: dredwulf60 on August 29, 2012, 03:42:59 AM
The other alternative is that he was a cheater all along.  Now the compiled evidence is enough to sink him.  His 'I don't care anymore' remarks can be a way to keep some dignity by seeming to take the high road.

Is there a public-opinion statute of limitations here?  How many years can you be regarded a hero before your legend automatically repels the truth, no matter what the evidence?

Look at Paul Revere for example.  Still hailed as a great hero of the American Revolution by many, out of pure inertia of his legend.  But he wasn't.

Look at Canada's Billy Bishop.  Revealed that he might not have been the legend he was made out to be, yet most would prefer to continue believing the patriotic version.

Anybody heard of Bravo Two Zero?  A bit more checking reveals that Andy McNabb is fond of tall tales.


Lance Armstrong is a living legend, but from what I understand is that the science and the witness testimony has caught up with him.  He will always be remembered, but only time will tell if his legend is enough to repel what may be the truth of his deceptions.

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Post by: Alu Darce89 on August 30, 2012, 01:33:21 AM
I still think it's bull.
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Post by: FDOIRex on August 30, 2012, 11:06:36 AM
Quite frankly, I don't care if the guy cheated. His cancer foundation does alot of good, and news like this only hurts it.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on September 05, 2012, 02:05:12 AM
The traitorous, separatist political party of Quebec took power in an election.

A disgruntled male, in a possible assassination attempt, then shot two people during the victory speech, killing one, then set fire to the building.

I think the Parti Quebecois is a group of traitors to Canada, who exist only to split up my country and I will make no apologies for that opinion, but they were democratically elected by the people of that province, even if it was a narrow margin.  

In my opinion, violence has NO place in domestic politics.  

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/one-killed-in-shooting-outside-pq-headquarters-on-election-night-1.942821
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on September 05, 2012, 03:24:48 AM
The traitorous, separatist political party of Quebec took power in an election.

A disgruntled male, in a possible assassination attempt, then shot two people during the victory speech, killing one, then set fire to the building.

I think the Parti Quebecois is a group of traitors to Canada, who exist only to split up my country and I will make no apologies for that opinion, but they were democratically elected by the people of that province, even if it was a narrow margin.  

In my opinion, violence has NO place in domestic politics.  

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/one-killed-in-shooting-outside-pq-headquarters-on-election-night-1.942821

Ah,the world we live in today.
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 05, 2012, 08:59:10 AM
Quote
In my opinion, violence has NO place in domestic politics.
You're certainly stirring up a hornest's nest with that one.

I share your sentiment; and, I hope that the majority of other people would too.
But, I guess there are always malcontents and anarchists that might think otherwise.
(They might advocate a system where political adversaries must do physical-battle, like in the "Octagon"; or, in some type of arena where they compete in Battle-tech type suits using futuristic weapons to debate their poltical views).
[spoiler][I hate to admit it; but, if that's anarachy -it is starting to sound pretty cool][/spoiler]
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Post by: dredwulf60 on September 05, 2012, 01:55:17 PM
You're certainly stirring up a hornest's nest with that one.



Well...it might seem like a no-brainer.  But I have, in the past, theoretically advocated for hanging or firing squad for treason.  And in my books the PQ are traitors, stemming back to the terrorist days of the FLQ. 



But I think there should be due process to get to that point.

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Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 06, 2012, 12:19:22 PM
I confess I don't know much anboput the PQs, nor the FLQ
(I was trying to view that story; but, I couldn't get the page to load. - I resolve to do some seraching on that).

I will say that as far as Treason goes; I am usually all for hanging and/or firing squads - or at the very least, a lifetime of penal servitude.

I had always assumed that treason is somewhat outside the realm of "normal politics"; but, I guess that might not be the case. (Perhaps especially, when it comes to the Parti Quebocis).

I will say that I have somewhat of a prejudicial dislike for Frenchies, in general. (In case you're looking for volunteers for the firing squad).

-But, if I read your post correctly; it seems like it was a recently elected PQ that got assassinated. (And so, I should probably keep my penchant for shooting French people to myself).


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Post by: dredwulf60 on September 07, 2012, 03:15:13 AM
Quick summary of Canadian history:

Canada inhabited by bands of natives.

French colonists establish Quebec as a 'new france'.

British begin to colonize North America, establishing the colonies that would become the USA, and also take over the french colony in Quebec.

British colonies rebel (US War of Independence)  those loyal to the King of England move north to the British colonies of Canada.

The remains of the French Colonies in Quebec stubbornly remain french in language and culture, and are allowed to do so by the British in the interests of relative peace, though the french are treated as second-class citizens.

1867 Canada officially becomes an independent nation from Britain.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s political activists formed separatist parties in Quebec.  Their ultimate goal would be to have Quebec declare independence from Canada and form its own country.

About this time a terrorist organization grew up in Quebec; the FLQ: Front de libération du Québec (English: Quebec Liberation Front).  This organization received support from the KGB, and resulted in the Canadian Military being called in to enforce Martial Law in Quebec.

The political party has from time to time been elected into power in Quebec, as well as the federalist version, the Bloc Quebecois being elected to represent Quebec at the federal level.

Although Quebec has not actually separated from Canada, they have arranged for Referendums on 3 separate occasions, allowing the citizens of Quebec to cast a yes or no vote on whether to remain part of Canada.  In each case, the vote was narrowly in favor of keeping the country together. 

(interestingly, the natives on the reservations in Quebec would have chosen to separate from Quebec if Quebec Separated from Canada.)

The rest of Canada has generally had growing disdain for the PQ because every time they bring up the sovereignty issue, the rest of the Government has given them all kinds of incentives...viewed as 'bribery' to stay in the country.

The PQ has also become incredibly draconian against english speakers within Quebec.  In all of Canada, every road sign has to have English and French.  But in Quebec only the French is permitted.  Even privately owned businesses are forbidden from putting up English signs.  (Later it was repealed, but the signs must have both French and English, and the English must be several sizes small font.)

It's getting to the point where you could probably have a referendum in the rest of Canada on whether to kick Quebec OUT of the country...and perhaps get a pass.


Anyways, I've always listened to the separatist rhetoric and felt personally enraged at the loudmouths who repeatedly try to break up the country, try to remove symbols of Canadian heritage, and behave generally un-patriotically.





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Post by: Fenn Shysa on September 07, 2012, 10:12:28 AM
Thank you for that history.
It helps put some of this in perspective.

I had no idea about the period of martial law in Quebec. That's pretty wild!

I just read an article about the shooting that included a little about Madame Marois.
She is apparently a big proponet of the "language law" you mentioned.

I will say that it really grinds my gears when I see certain groups that may otherwise cry racism and prejudice and then turn around and be racist and prejucuicial to others.

One thing in the article,  I thought was somewhat funny was that the assailant was supposedly wearing a "baclava and a bathrobe"
I predict that there is a inverse-correlation between the presence of clothes under his bathrobe and the likelihood of an "insanity defense"

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Post by: Alu Darce89 on September 07, 2012, 02:19:40 PM
Thank you Dred, I love learning about other peoples cultures. It's amazing how much we don't know about you guys, seeing that were your neighbors to the south. I didn't now how much terriorist stuff is happening up there in Quebec.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on September 07, 2012, 03:57:56 PM
It's kind of like if the southern states decided that the US Civil War was an unjust resolution and started threatening to reform the confederacy and secede from the union.  And if the US government, in order to avoid another civil war allowed all the citizens of the south to vote on whether to separate or not, and if the majority decides to separate, then it would be legally recognized as a separate country...and all the headaches that would entail.

How do you divide the military?  How much stuff do they get to keep as far as infrastructure and organizations, business, economy.  How much of the US debt is legally theirs to inherit?  What are they going to use as currency?  What about setting up new border relations?  How does it affect international agreements and treaties?

Oh, and if the people vote to stay part of the US...that's okay...because they can bring about ANOTHER referendum in a few years....every few years until the vote passes.

Then imagine that the US government starts making concessions to the confederates in order to keep their citizens happy.  Things like, allowing the confederates to not allow any new immigrants into their states.  Or what about allowing them to use federal money (that belongs to the entire country to fund free college education for just the confederate citizens)  What about removing the stars and stripes from all government buildings and allowing them to fly the stars and bars....  the list goes on.

This is similar to the situation between Quebec and the rest of Canada.   And the separatists are back in power after almost a decade of being ousted.  

While I can't condone the gunman firing at a political rally, the fact that he was yelling 'The English are waking up!' as he was being led away by Police is a telling sign.
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Post by: Noldorin Mando on September 07, 2012, 08:50:57 PM
Had a massive rant typed up, deleted it when I realized I sounded like an Anti-French nutcase. What Dred said. All of it.

Although frankly I'm a little pissed off at myself that it took me two days after the fact to realise the Bloc are back in power. Sad day for Canada. Brain-dead day for Quebec. -_-
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Post by: Drake Vhett on September 08, 2012, 12:07:03 AM
Name one group on the planet that actually likes the French that isn't in some way French itself.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on September 08, 2012, 12:58:41 AM
Again Dred, your making me think just a little more about this. But to not to political, it's still kinda like that today mainly because of political parties..... (Cough .... Tea Party..... COUGH)..... But I remember hearing that Quebec wanted to brake away but still use the same money the rest of the country uses. I personaly find that very funny. It's like moving out on your own, away from your parents house and still asking for a allowence.

And I personally really have nothing really against the French ( I have no French ancestor). But I do think it's wrong what they are doing up there in Canada.

Again Dred, I never thought about the US Civil War like that. Thanks.
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Post by: flyboy424 on September 08, 2012, 04:55:48 AM
Name one group on the planet that actually likes the French that isn't in some way French itself.
Apparently the British government do as we have some sort of military sharing agreement.  Its why there was concern by the US government over us getting the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter originally as they were worried we'd share the tech with the French who in turn would share it with countries not favoured by the US.  Its also why there has been such a muck-up with our new aircraft carriers as the government are still trying to decide if they want the simpler ramp-launch and F-35B system we had before with the Harriers; or the catapult launch system, used by pretty much every other navy in the world, along with the F-35C so we can let French and US aircraft land on our carriers.

About the Canada situation, I didn't realise it was so messed up there.  I'm feeling very thankful now that the whole Scottish independence movement led by the SNP (Scottish National Party) is happening in a purely democratic way, with a referendum due next year.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on September 08, 2012, 07:28:09 AM
Actually flyboy, from what I understand, the Scottish Situation is very, very similar.  The terrorism has not been on the radar for 30 years.  This recent shooting is really coming out of left field.  But the Referendums and the constant demanding of greater autonmous powers from the federal government sounds just like it.

As for the french; the people in Quebec do not even like being called french.  The prefer Quebecois  (Kay-Bek-Kwah); or Quebec Francophone.

Other french speakers in Canada, outside Quebec are geneally called French-Canadian, or Acadian.   They are more like the cajuns of Louisiana.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on September 08, 2012, 02:46:05 PM
But to not to political, it's still kinda like that today mainly because of political parties..... (Cough .... Tea Party..... COUGH).....

That statement made no sense.

About the Canada situation, I didn't realise it was so messed up there.  I'm feeling very thankful now that the whole Scottish independence movement led by the SNP (Scottish National Party) is happening in a purely democratic way, with a referendum due next year.

Flyboy, I've somehow missed the fact that the SNP is even petitioning for independence. Are they actually close to leaving the UK?
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Post by: flyboy424 on September 08, 2012, 03:43:28 PM
Ordo: The SNP is currently in power in the Scottish parliament and, as I mentioned, there is a referendum due next year in which Scottish residents can vote on whether to remain with the UK.  Should it pass the SNP has said it will then take a few years to get everything in place like border control and military organisation (the RAF do a lot of training there and the UK's nuclear weapons are stored in Scotland as that is where the Royal Navy submarines that carry them are based).  As for how much of the population wants independence, I really couldn't say.

Dred: Out of interest, how much independence does Quebec have right now from the rest of Canada. Not to keep brining it up, but Scotland already has a fair bit of independence from England, Wales and Northern Ireland in areas like education where it has its own school system (to the best of my knowledge) and qualifications, and elected to keep its universities tuition free (unlike England and Wales who recently tripled the tuition fees they put in place a while ago).
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Post by: dredwulf60 on September 08, 2012, 09:04:35 PM


Dred: Out of interest, how much independence does Quebec have right now from the rest of Canada. Not to keep brining it up, but Scotland already has a fair bit of independence from England, Wales and Northern Ireland in areas like education where it has its own school system (to the best of my knowledge) and qualifications, and elected to keep its universities tuition free (unlike England and Wales who recently tripled the tuition fees they put in place a while ago).

They are pretty autonomous.  They have been recognized in parliament as a 'distinct society', though it was not written into the Constitution, despite repeated wrangling by the PQ. 

In international issues, they rarely stand united with the federal policy,

In WWII the Quebecois refused to go to war.  (ironic as France had been enslaved by the Nazis).  Even when conscripted, Quebecois were allowed to stay home in Canada to do administrative jobs, while the anglophones went overseas to fight.  The government had distinct uniforms made for them, and they were reviled by the rest of the military...but I digress, that was a while ago...and this is in no way to disparage the Royal 22er Regiment; our all-volunteer French-Canadian Infantry Regiment.

Most of Quebec's powers revolve around their language laws. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charter_of_the_French_Language

They also practice a different legal system than the rest of the country.

The big thing in the news the last year was all those college students demonstrating/ rioting about a modest tuition hike...tuition that is already the lowest in the country...and that still hasn't gone away.

There is a lot of powers they have, which are difficult to keep track of, as they seem to just...pop up.

Overall, I'd say Scotland and Quebec are pretty comparable; only Scotland hasn't declared old Gaelic as it's one official language and all but forbade English...yet.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on September 09, 2012, 02:09:20 AM
That statement made no sense.

I was trying to say, "But not to get to political" but that failed with the fallowing statement, And I meant that the Tea Party has pretty much taken over the Republican party whether they admit to it or not. and I'll shut up about that for now. I know how heated people can get about US Politics.

anyways, Flyboy, I know that both the Irish and Scottish people were sour at Brittish, at one point, but I never realized that the Scottish were actually willing to break away from you guys.

Dred, from what your saying, Quebec might as well be it's own country with all the legal stuff the way it is. 
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on September 11, 2012, 08:18:02 AM
My relatives came today,they're that kind of people that ruin your things,eat all your food,you know,the 'annoying' kind.
The worst thing is,after they use the bathroom,MY bathroom,it stinks like hell,the smell of urine is just...bad!
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 15, 2012, 10:47:53 AM
It's so quiet on here these days...

Turns out Mando'a can be used to troll people you don't like!
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Post by: Rune on September 16, 2012, 07:40:17 PM
Jaig's and my book is published now. If any of you are interested in buying a copy, it's on amazon, and I can link you to our website or facebook page.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on September 16, 2012, 09:57:56 PM
You know, a title might give us a hint.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on September 17, 2012, 12:01:24 AM
ya, it's kinda hard for us to look for it if we don't know what were looking for.
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Post by: Rune on September 17, 2012, 09:11:28 PM
I said if you guys were interested, my loyal snark knights.

The title's "112" but you'll get accounting books if you search that. Add "A Wells" or "S Peerbolt" to get ours. It has a pawprint on the cover.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on September 17, 2012, 10:20:08 PM
Now we can hardly be interested if we don't know what the books about, can we?
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on September 17, 2012, 11:24:00 PM
Rune were intrested, but your dangling a carrot in front of a rabbit wilst running away.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on September 18, 2012, 02:13:29 AM
Am I the only one who took the approx. 20 seconds to find and read the book description on Amazon?

Kids these days...
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Post by: Drake Vhett on September 18, 2012, 02:24:37 PM
I think you're misunderstanding me. We need the title to be able to find the summary on Amazon. That helps us to determine if we are interested in the book. I'm not actually demanding a summary, I can find that well enough on my own.

EDIT: Also, your book is the first return for "112" under the books section.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on September 18, 2012, 05:01:31 PM
I think you're misunderstanding me. We need the title to be able to find the summary on Amazon. That helps us to determine if we are interested in the book.

Oh, I thought you were being a lazy arse and waiting for him to describe the book to you. I misunderstood your second post.
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Post by: Rune on September 19, 2012, 02:18:52 PM
Rune were intrested, but your dangling a carrot in front of a rabbit wilst running away.

Well, it's fangs are...

It can joomp...

LOOK AT THE BOONES!

The website is 112book.webs.com, but you'll probably just as much on Amazon.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on September 19, 2012, 06:42:34 PM
Thanks,

I've looked, it looks cool, and I would like it but I can't buy it right now. but soon.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 19, 2012, 09:16:01 PM
My dog died.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on September 20, 2012, 02:44:54 AM
I've finally begun hanging out with someone I care very much for, and I keep screwing up in some of our conversations. Which doesn't ever happen to me. So it is all I can think about after we stop hanging out, what I did wrong.

It's driving me sorta absolutely nuts at the moment.

My dog died.

Aw that sucks, I'm sorry bro  :(
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Post by: Drake Vhett on September 20, 2012, 02:02:37 PM
I've finally begun hanging out with someone I care very much for, and I keep screwing up in some of our conversations. Which doesn't ever happen to me. So it is all I can think about after we stop hanging out, what I did wrong.

It's driving me sorta absolutely nuts at the moment.

Ha! It helps to not give a crap about what others think. Look at me, worry free!
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Post by: dredwulf60 on September 20, 2012, 04:31:13 PM
I've finally begun hanging out with someone I care very much for, and I keep screwing up in some of our conversations. Which doesn't ever happen to me. So it is all I can think about after we stop hanging out, what I did wrong.

It's driving me sorta absolutely nuts at the moment.



Dude, that feeling /effect is as old as human interaction.  It happened(s) to all of us...including that other person.  You'll be fine, just try to relax.  Wait till you meet your future in-laws for the first time.   You feel just like the guy from Meet the Parents.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on September 22, 2012, 12:01:43 AM
Jaig's and my book is published now. If any of you are interested in buying a copy, it's on amazon, and I can link you to our website or facebook page.

Congratulations, guys, I have always wanted to be an author and you have effectively inspired me! I am probably gonna begin working on ideas for a story, see if I can't get it published. Thanks for the inspiration and congratulations to you both on your release!  8) :D
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Post by: dredwulf60 on September 22, 2012, 02:37:58 AM
I'm assuming it's independent or self-published?

How much did it set you back to arrange that? or is it a print-on-demand type of set up?   What organization did you go through?

Do you have it in e-reader format, or is it in hard copy only?
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Post by: Rune on September 23, 2012, 08:44:47 PM
Legally, it's self published.

The formatting was a big hassle, but it only took a couple weeks to sort out, and it is a print-on-demand setup. The site is called CreateSpace.

Right now, it's hard copy only, but we're looking at expanding into e-book, and possibly audiobook formats.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on September 24, 2012, 05:33:37 PM
Legally, it's self published.

The formatting was a big hassle, but it only took a couple weeks to sort out, and it is a print-on-demand setup. The site is called CreateSpace.

Right now, it's hard copy only, but we're looking at expanding into e-book, and possibly audiobook formats.

Pretty cool!

How was the formatting a hassle?  What format did you send it in?  PDF?  WORD?  Did you choose the cover or create it?
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Post by: Rune on September 24, 2012, 05:51:08 PM
Word, but the margins and chapter stuff was a real bother. They give you guidelines, but don't tell you what will alter the parameters. And I made the cover.
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Post by: flyboy424 on October 04, 2012, 03:05:29 PM
Because of the poor way my timetable has been laid out this year at university I had a 4 hour gap between lectures so rather then sit around doing nothing (as our first assignments don't come out until next week) I went for a walk around town.  I ended up after 3 1/2 hours walking a total of 7 miles to and from the university, and it really feels like it.  My right leg was protesting so much in the end that from my home train station onwards I had to limp.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on October 04, 2012, 05:14:11 PM
Because of the poor way my timetable has been laid out this year at university I had a 4 hour gap between lectures so rather then sit around doing nothing (as our first assignments don't come out until next week) I went for a walk around town.  I ended up after 3 1/2 hours walking a total of 7 miles to and from the university, and it really feels like it.  My right leg was protesting so much in the end that from my home train station onwards I had to limp.

The moral of the story?   

Get a jetpack.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on October 06, 2012, 06:02:37 PM
Went to my Library's 'Star Wars Reads' day and had a blast!
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Post by: Incognito on October 06, 2012, 06:11:49 PM
I joined
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on October 07, 2012, 02:13:27 PM
I joined

Welcome
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Post by: Incognito on October 07, 2012, 03:26:36 PM
Welcome

Ahaha, I'm a new member in name. But I was here not long ago.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on October 07, 2012, 07:19:18 PM
You do realize there is a rule against multiple accounts, right?
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Post by: Incognito on October 07, 2012, 07:20:47 PM
You do realize I do not care and neither should you?


You really should care because of spending time with our family and friends we have to come in and BAN your stupid shebs!!!! Any further attempts to continue will only cause us to seek legal action. Have a nice day.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on October 08, 2012, 12:31:58 AM
And thus starts the "how long until banned" clock.
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Post by: H-BOMB on October 08, 2012, 01:02:27 AM
I hope you enjoyed your stay.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 08, 2012, 01:34:37 AM
And thus starts the "how long until banned" clock.
I hope you enjoyed your stay.

These comments have restored my faith in humanity.

ANYHOW, back to things we care marginally about.

The moral of the story?   

Get a jetpack.

:D

I'll take the Iron Man suit for 600.
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Post by: Incognito on October 08, 2012, 11:04:16 AM
You do realize I do not care and neither should you?

...

But whatever. I just wanted to see how this place is doing and, hey, it seems to be doing great.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 08, 2012, 02:13:42 PM
Keep your jetpack. I have an active SAM site.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on October 08, 2012, 04:20:06 PM
But whatever. I just wanted to see how this place is doing and, hey, it seems to be doing great.

And hey, you seem to not be wanted.
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Post by: Rune on October 10, 2012, 12:29:53 PM
And hey, you seem to not be wanted.

That's a great idea! Let's drive off any new members from this atrophying site, rather than try to bear with them and teach them the rules! That'll definitely go a long way towards making this a welcoming and fun community![/sarcasm]

Seriously, though. Why don't we actually make an effort to welcome people, instead of having a "Well we're the old guard, and you know nothing" attitude? Seems like we haven't had any new members that've stuck around for a long time.

Also, yes, I do expect to get slammed for saying that. Have at it.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on October 10, 2012, 02:27:46 PM
Who is that guy, anyway? He got banned on another account, eh? Anyway, he's gone now. No worries.  :dead:
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Post by: Drake Vhett on October 10, 2012, 02:41:17 PM
...new members...
... new members...

You've obviously missed the issue here. "Incognito" is not a new member, he is someone with a new account. That is against the rules, so that people who are banned can't just make a new account and come back.
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Post by: Rune on October 10, 2012, 03:30:10 PM
I was speaking generally, not just about this incident.

Seems like we haven't had any new members that've stuck around for a long time.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 10, 2012, 05:12:31 PM
I was speaking generally, not just about this incident.


You may have been speaking generally, but our behavior was in response to this specific person. It was not a general statement.

Also, I've yet to see anyone say anything to a new member except 'Welcome to the forum! hope you enjoy your time here!'.  We don't try to drive people off.

Seriously, though. Why don't we actually make an effort to welcome people, instead of having a "Well we're the old guard, and you know nothing" attitude? Seems like we haven't had any new members that've stuck around for a long time.

This is probably because there has been NOTHING new or interesting in the Star Wars universe for several years. Commandos are practically dead. TCW doesnt count.
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Post by: Carnivore 1 on October 10, 2012, 07:47:25 PM
Rune, wehave NEVER driven off new members.
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Post by: Rune on October 11, 2012, 07:09:53 PM

Also, I've yet to see anyone say anything to a new member except 'Welcome to the forum! hope you enjoy your time here!'.  We don't try to drive people off.


Alright, I'll give you that. Maybe I'm confusing the fact that we haven't had much interest in the site with the fact that Commandos is all but dead.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on October 12, 2012, 02:05:51 AM
Alright, I'll give you that. Maybe I'm confusing the fact that we haven't had much interest in the site with the fact that Commandos is all but dead.

It's sad really, that there isn't anything new the commandos. It's all because Kar'Buir was pretty much banned from doing anything Star Warsy. No one is willing to pick it up, not even the original people that created the game.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on October 12, 2012, 02:01:22 PM
You know, besides that one guy who's going to be picking up the series as the new author.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 13, 2012, 03:04:01 PM
You know, besides that one guy who's going to be picking up the series as the new author.

^ Yup.

We might get some new members once his book comes out (whenever that may be).
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Post by: H-BOMB on October 14, 2012, 08:52:41 PM
The last homecoming dance of highschool for me was last night. It was a blast! Had a great time getting my freak on and just letting it all out at the dance.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on October 14, 2012, 10:15:26 PM
The last homecoming dance of highschool for me was last night. It was a blast! Had a great time getting my freak on and just letting it all out at the dance.

Uh...


What exactly does that mean?

Translation please?
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Post by: H-BOMB on October 14, 2012, 10:23:38 PM
I stripped down and streaked through the dance floor, doing naked cartwheels and such.

But no, I meant I just enjoyed dancing and not giving a care about how stupid I probably looked : P
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on October 15, 2012, 05:29:14 PM
^ Yup.

We might get some new members once his book comes out (whenever that may be).

I hope it really does turn out that Matthew Stover writes that novel - that'd get some members back in here, indeed!
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on October 16, 2012, 02:35:07 AM
You know, besides that one guy who's going to be picking up the series as the new author.

I didn't know that..... thank you.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 16, 2012, 11:26:05 AM
Yeah, things could be lookng up for us... more (and better) Mados and Commandos in s5, new IC novel, 1313(?), the lull might be over soon...
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 16, 2012, 01:21:16 PM
I am very excited for 1313, hopefully it's as gritty and M-rated as they've said it will be. SW definitely needs some darker, grittier themes in its mass media.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on October 16, 2012, 04:03:36 PM
I am looking forward to 1313 too. Jedi are well and good but there need to be some underworld-related stories, too.
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Post by: Rune on October 16, 2012, 04:39:45 PM
I stripped down and streaked through the dance floor, doing naked cartwheels and such.

 :D
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Post by: dredwulf60 on October 20, 2012, 03:08:57 PM
I'm leaving tomorrow for training for a few weeks  Going to get qualified to collect evidence from major crime scenes: taking scene photos, death/injury photos, fingerprints, tread impressions, DNA.  Should be pretty cool.

It's the basics, I'm not going to be a forensic expert or anything.  Yet.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on October 20, 2012, 10:59:28 PM
I'm leaving tomorrow for training for a few weeks  Going to get qualified to collect evidence from major crime scenes: taking scene photos, death/injury photos, fingerprints, tread impressions, DNA.
 

Wow. An....interesting time.

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Should be pretty cool.

You're an unusual person, aren't you, Dred? (no offense)  ;)
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 21, 2012, 03:54:03 PM
I'm leaving tomorrow for training for a few weeks  Going to get qualified to collect evidence from major crime scenes: taking scene photos, death/injury photos, fingerprints, tread impressions, DNA.  Should be pretty cool.

It's the basics, I'm not going to be a forensic expert or anything.  Yet.

That sounds AWESOME. Have fun!!
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Post by: Rune on October 21, 2012, 05:19:09 PM
I'm leaving tomorrow for training for a few weeks  Going to get qualified to collect evidence from major crime scenes: taking scene photos, death/injury photos, fingerprints, tread impressions, DNA.  Should be pretty cool.

It's the basics, I'm not going to be a forensic expert or anything.  Yet.

CSI: Ontario.

Best of luck!
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Post by: dredwulf60 on October 21, 2012, 11:23:20 PM
 

Wow. An....interesting time.

You're an unusual person, aren't you, Dred? (no offense)  ;)

Yes.  Yes I am.

I was recommended for this course because apparently dead bodies do not seem to affect me, no matter how putrid they have become before they have been found.  (Though I admit to nearly gagging once when I had to lift up and roll over a rotting old lady, but that was because the bathroom she was found it was so small I had to stand directly over her.

I have a mental/emotional disconnect with them being human beings.  They are biological machines that have broken down.  Nothing more.

I didn't know how I'd feel until I started handling them on a semi-regular basis...kept waiting for the revulsion that hollywood says you are supposed to have.  But it never came.

Which doesn't make sense that the dead bodies should automatically freak us out, because from an evolutionary point of view, consider: we have never been so insulated from the dead as we are in our modern western society....BUT for millions of years, we've seen our fellow humans and protohumans dead and dying around and among us.  It's just what happens.

Anyways...not trying to wax philosophical here.   But I am looking forward to the training.

Right now I'm at the hotel room they are putting us up in, down the road from the forensics lab. 

Not sure I trust this hotel's wireless though.   I have a distinct feeling that my laptop is operating in the red light district without a condom...

Anyways, later guys.
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Post by: H-BOMB on October 22, 2012, 12:04:44 AM

Not sure I trust this hotel's wireless though.   I have a distinct feeling that my laptop is operating in the red light district without a condom...


One of the best analogies I've heard in a while! Have fun at the training, Dred!
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 22, 2012, 02:57:53 AM
Dred has taken a level in Awesome!
Dred has gained ability: Investigate!
Dred has gained immunity to: falsehood!
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Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 22, 2012, 04:23:24 PM
Breaking the rules and got on to say hello.

"HELLO!"
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 22, 2012, 07:52:38 PM
Hey GT! Hope you're doing well.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 23, 2012, 04:34:03 AM
Helloooooo!
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Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 23, 2012, 03:06:42 PM
Yep, just the usual work! Hmm, I can prolly show you something... here look!
That's me! Love yinz...

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Post by: Drake Vhett on October 23, 2012, 11:07:29 PM
I've discovered the X-Box 360 IE9 app, and it has become an instant favorite of mine. The lack of spell-check is a bit annoying.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 24, 2012, 03:36:32 PM
I've discovered the X-Box 360 IE9 app, and it has become an instant favorite of mine. The lack of spell-check is a bit annoying.

Been using that for months now :D
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Post by: Grunt Trooper on October 29, 2012, 11:41:42 AM
Hello, So I'm about to get hit by a Hurricane I hear... I guess I should be more worried.

Eh.

Religious Spoiler:
[spoiler]These videos are pretty great quality of the Life Of Jesus Christ. I love the one where Jesus cleanses the temple.https://www.lds.org/bible-videos/?lang=eng (https://www.lds.org/bible-videos/?lang=eng)[/spoiler]
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Post by: flyboy424 on October 30, 2012, 01:19:33 PM
I hope you're keeping safe over there, just read on BBC News what the hurricane did to New York state.

Today I got my nice mew monitor to replace the old TV I was using previously (which suddenly died last week).  Instead of sticking with a 19" like before I got myself a proper 24" PC monitor (with HDMI for my Xbox ) and what a difference.  The display is so much sharper (probably due to the massive 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution it runs at) and the screen is so big it barely fits on my desk.

Its also greatly improved the quality of Xbox games as I tried the opening scene of Halo 3: ODST and not only did it look better then before I think the wider screen helped give a better sense of immersion.  So, I can't wait to see what Halo 4 will look like on it....
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Post by: dredwulf60 on October 30, 2012, 04:20:17 PM
My organization just put out a PR video.  Have a look at the life in the OPP.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pkwMqRB8xP8
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on November 05, 2012, 09:35:45 AM
Confessed to my crush today,and now I feel F*cking stupid,uh...f*ck,why did I did that?I don;t f*cking know,my heart was on autopilot,and now I don't know how to face her in school tomorrow.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 05, 2012, 12:25:21 PM
Life passes, man. At least you're moving forward.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on November 05, 2012, 01:59:58 PM
If she reciprocates, you are good. If not, then move on like nothing ever happened. If confronted about it, say you had to get it off your chest, and you don`t actualy require anything on her part. That way you save face and can move on. There is no point in pining for something that will not happen, and if you try and live with your "have nots", you will miss everything that you can experiance.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 05, 2012, 02:59:20 PM
If she reciprocates, you are good. If not, then move on like nothing ever happened. If confronted about it, say you had to get it off your chest, and you don`t actualy require anything on her part. That way you save face and can move on. There is no point in pining for something that will not happen, and if you try and live with your "have nots", you will miss everything that you can experiance.

^Solid truth. Listen to this man.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on November 05, 2012, 05:13:31 PM
Call me the Love Doctor.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on November 07, 2012, 01:12:49 AM
We made it through a Presidential election cycle without a single argument, debate, or flame-out on this forum (as far as I know).

No matter how it ended, what a beautifully peaceful election it was around here.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on November 07, 2012, 01:16:15 AM
All of your points are wrong, and because of it you are a terrible person.

There, peace broken.
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Post by: Noldorin Mando on November 11, 2012, 06:57:50 AM
Lest We Forget. Take two minutes of silence to remember our veterans and war dead at 11:00. It's a pittance of time for what they gave us.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on November 11, 2012, 07:27:22 PM
Lest We Forget. Take two minutes of silence to remember our veterans and war dead at 11:00. It's a pittance of time for what they gave us.

Accomplished.  And laid a wreath in their honour.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on November 15, 2012, 07:06:24 AM
I was nearly killed tonight as my cruiser was struck by another vehicle, ironically, while I was on my way to the scene of a fatal car crash.  I am fine, and so is the girl who was driving the other car and her passenger.  My car did not survive.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 15, 2012, 09:07:51 AM
Shab, you dodged a bullet there...
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Post by: Drake Vhett on November 15, 2012, 02:26:30 PM
Who knows, maybe you'll luck out and all they will have to give you is a old Charger from before the update as a replacement.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on November 15, 2012, 05:16:13 PM
Cut onions at work. Don't remember last time I cried that much.  :P
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on November 19, 2012, 04:18:24 PM
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I was nearly killed tonight as my cruiser was struck by another vehicle ...  My car did not survive.

Aye Carumba! I'm glad to hear that you are OK.
Squad cars can replaced; good cops not so much.
(And good people? -forget about it...)

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Cut onions at work. Don't remember last time I cried that much. 
I remember hearing that there's a trick to cutting onions so as to not cry.
Supposedly if you don't cut near the very bottom (or top) where the stem grows out of; you should do fine.

Today, I learned that the Hostess Twinkie -that sweet delicious "Food of the gods" - will quite possibly survive it's imminent extinction; because the company may not be going bankrupt afterall.
(Supporters of American Obesity are ecstatic)
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on November 21, 2012, 06:10:39 PM
I lost one of my Clone Wars Season 1 discs. Worse, it had my favorite episode on it.  :-(
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 22, 2012, 12:42:59 PM
Two guesses which episode that was... >.>

Yeah, I'm on a night shift for Thanksgiving, so my holiday consisted of sleep, but to all of you- Happy Thanksgiving!
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on November 22, 2012, 12:56:04 PM
Likewise, Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on November 22, 2012, 07:37:52 PM
Happy Thanksgiving!

TURKEY DAY!!! :D
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 23, 2012, 12:33:40 PM
The night shift had free dinners for Thanksgiving... cool!
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Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on November 23, 2012, 01:14:44 PM
So many people got stampeded last night, it's almost comical. In a morbid sort of way.
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Post by: Fenn Shysa on November 26, 2012, 10:26:57 AM
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So many people got stampeded last night, it's almost comical. In a morbid sort of way.
Yeah... Funny for the fockers that literally step on other people to get to that big screen.
(Not so funny for those who got stepped on).

In related news, Walmart employees and hired security apprehend, detain, and choke to death a shoplifter in the parking lot of Georgia Walmart store.
http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/shoplift-suspect-dies-confrontation-walmart-workers-234946540--abc-news-topstories.html (http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/shoplift-suspect-dies-confrontation-walmart-workers-234946540--abc-news-topstories.html)

On the lighter side, Canadian police arrest a man for telling kids Santa is not real.
(I guess technically he was arrested for drunk and disorderly; but, I am glad to know that our neighbors to the North have got Santa's back)
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/man-arrested-telling-kids-santa-isnt-real-181019373--abc-news-topstories.html (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/man-arrested-telling-kids-santa-isnt-real-181019373--abc-news-topstories.html)
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Post by: Noldorin Mando on December 16, 2012, 10:45:37 AM
Busy couple weeks. Got medically disqualified from the Canadian Forces, applied for University, attended my Cadet Sqn's Christmas Mess Dinner (big deal since it's our 70th Anniversary this year, founded waayy back in 1942 and going strong ever since!), and got early acceptance to the University of Ottawa for a Double Baccalaureate in Poli-Sci and Public Administration. For all you Americans out there, the University of Ottawa is a major research University in the national capital (Ottawa, hence the name), known for its science programs and thier major oppourtunities for Poli-Sci students to gain work experience on Parliament Hill (equivalent to Capitol Hill in Washington DC, holds our major government buildings). So yeah, quite excited!
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Post by: dredwulf60 on December 17, 2012, 12:53:11 AM
Busy couple weeks. Got medically disqualified from the Canadian Forces, applied for University, attended my Cadet Sqn's Christmas Mess Dinner (big deal since it's our 70th Anniversary this year, founded waayy back in 1942 and going strong ever since!), and got early acceptance to the University of Ottawa for a Double Baccalaureate in Poli-Sci and Public Administration. For all you Americans out there, the University of Ottawa is a major research University in the national capital (Ottawa, hence the name), known for its science programs and thier major oppourtunities for Poli-Sci students to gain work experience on Parliament Hill (equivalent to Capitol Hill in Washington DC, holds our major government buildings). So yeah, quite excited!

That's a shame about a medical disqualification.  Care to elaborate?, or...not if its private.

Good job on the University acceptance.  That IS a big deal.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on December 17, 2012, 10:14:25 AM
Awesome job with the university!
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on December 17, 2012, 02:06:30 PM
Xbox might be fixed today, if I got the right part!
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on December 17, 2012, 02:28:28 PM
Christmas is right around the corner...

Naak ti gar, Manda juaan!
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on December 17, 2012, 05:20:28 PM
Congratulations Nold! I'm heavily impressed! And the disqualification is unfortunate, sorry to hear that.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on December 21, 2012, 04:33:45 PM
So, that's it? No boom?  :D

YAY!
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Post by: dredwulf60 on December 22, 2012, 03:08:06 AM
So, that's it? No boom?  :D

YAY!

Been listening to the late-night talk radio station....the one that always has the tinfoil hat talking pundits who have been wetting themselves over the mayan end-date apocalypse for the last 5 years.

Tonight they are all "Well, we didn't think it was going to PHYSICALLY end.  It is more of a spiritual ending...and now the Earth and our society can move on, as if reborn..."

Others of course maintain that the massive amounts of praying done by the world population has had a positive effect on the energy wave that was coming from the sun to destroy us and has now mitigated it...

Still others assure us, with the same bogus science babble they have been using all along that there has been a mistake on the interpretation...and the end is still coming...it's just off by a few days...or weeks....or....whatever.
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Post by: Carnivore 1 on December 22, 2012, 10:59:03 AM
The world was saved by Desmond, now we must prepare for the ensuing battle....
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on December 22, 2012, 11:17:34 AM
Thank the Doctor! We made it through another one!
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on December 24, 2012, 08:40:20 PM
Merry Christmas, everybody!
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Post by: Rune on December 25, 2012, 12:27:03 AM
Not for another six minutes here, it's not.

Bah humbug.
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Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on December 25, 2012, 09:17:54 AM
Merry Christma-Hannu-Kwanzaa-Rama, everyone!
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on December 25, 2012, 12:45:10 PM
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! Always wanted to say that.  :upsidedown:
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Post by: H-BOMB on December 25, 2012, 07:38:22 PM
Happy Saturnalia!
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on January 01, 2013, 02:46:57 AM
Briikase vaar'simir!
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Post by: dredwulf60 on January 01, 2013, 07:45:47 AM
I was working last night.

I was at a RIDE spot check looking for drunk drivers a little before midnight, and the  -20C windchill was freezing my face off.

Anyway, I approach this car and see two young ladies, maybe about 20 or so.  I do the standard introduction spiel and ask if the driver has had any alcohol to drink tonight.  They both smile and say they have not.  I gesture with my flashlight at the two tall coffee cups they've got and say, in a half-jest, "You're sure there's not a shot of booze in there?"

They both laugh and say "Actually, these are for you and your partner."

Seriously?

They nod.

Well that just warmed my heart.

Of course I had to refuse.  We can't take good will from the public like that for a few reasons, but I told them that the gesture was surely appreciated. I told them to drink them up on our behalf, and thanks for the thoughts.

Happy New Year ladies.  Wherever you are.

And to everyone here as well.  Let's have a good one.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on January 02, 2013, 09:33:37 PM
That's an awesome story, dred. Just curious, why aren't you allowed?
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on January 03, 2013, 05:44:13 AM
Ah,the world did not end.
And You guys have got to see this.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=179323678873919 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=179323678873919)
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on January 04, 2013, 07:45:39 AM
OLD SPICE IS TOO POWERFUL TO ADVERTISE ITSELF ONLY IN IT'S OWN COMMERCIALS!

Why does everything from power supply to banks have to work just a little bit different in England? It's like bizzarro America...
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Post by: dredwulf60 on January 09, 2013, 06:21:02 AM
That's an awesome story, dred. Just curious, why aren't you allowed?

Well, a few main ones:

1) Public servants shouldn't take gifts from the public.  It might lead to moral questions when it comes to doing the job.  If citizen 'X' gives me a free coffee every day, and then he is caught speeding or whatever, is there a higher chance he might get let off with a warning?  If so, it's not fair to the general public.

2) If cops get free stuff just for being cops; it's not really fair to a working-class joe who might make a lesser wage.  Not taking gifts allows a certain moral neutrality and impartiality.

3) (and probably most important from a practical standpoint)  You don't know what might have been put in it.  Seriously. There are people who don't like Police, for whatever reason, from jealousy to bad history, to criminal background.  Some might think it funny to put a laxative, or worse into it.  Others might think it would be funny to see a cop on drugs...maybe the good samaritan had a sip beforehand and just happens to have Hepatitis C or something worse... in any case it could lead to a really bad day.



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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on January 09, 2013, 11:17:03 AM
Okay, that makes a lot of sense! Thanks for explaining.  :D
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Post by: flyboy424 on January 11, 2013, 01:33:46 PM
Today I completed the last ever exam I will need to take for my degree.  Its quite weird to think that my education is coming to an end now, considering that I've been in full-time education for around 19 years now, and especially weird that I have no more lectures or exams to do, just my final year project.  From May this year, it'll be time for me to stop learning and finally look for a full-time job to start down my hopefully long career path and, basically, start the rest of my life.
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Post by: Carnivore 1 on January 11, 2013, 09:12:55 PM
I'm happy and sad for you.
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Post by: Unit 899 on January 15, 2013, 02:11:17 PM
Today I woke up with the flu, as a result the rest of the day will be uninteresting and miserable.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on January 18, 2013, 07:02:20 AM
Quote from: Drake Vhett on August 28, 2012, 03:05:27 PM
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He refused to continue fighting the constant drug charges that are not supported by any of the hundreds of drug tests he took. He really doesn't give a crap anymore, and is focusing on his Cancer foundation.

Yup.

It's a shame and a ridiculous blight on sports that we would do such a thing to the best of a sport, just because he was far and away better and more dedicated than everyone else.



I still think it's bull.

Ahem.  You were saying?
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Post by: Drake Vhett on January 18, 2013, 11:31:11 AM
Lets look at it this way: In the last Tour de France he won, the 23 competitors that were behind him all had doping allegations leveled against them. So, if everyone is doping, and he still wins, then he is still a better cyclist that everyone else. The only difference is is that everyone should do worse, but who won and what positions they were in would have relatively stayed the same.

Also, he still would have gotten cancer, started a cancer foundation, and still have been a symbol for cancer patients everywhere.

In short, it doesn't really matter if he doped, he's still the same amazing athlete and good person.

If the media, and government agencies, want to crucify someone for doing the wrong thing, why don't we start with the slew of Senators who gave money to a political movement in the Congress of Sudan to legalize the killing of homosexuals? Or if it's the cheating were focusing on, why don't we focus on corrupt politicians who use underhanded tactics to win elections?

The reason we don't? A good majority of the American people are ignorant, shallow fools who aren't worth the trouble.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on January 18, 2013, 02:59:20 PM
That's all smoke and mirrors my friend.  Look at it this way:

He swore he didn't cheat.  You believed him. 

He actually cheated.

You forgive him.

When you loosen morals because other people are doing it too...where do you end up?
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Post by: Carnivore 1 on January 18, 2013, 09:16:34 PM
In short, it doesn't really matter if he doped, he's still the same amazing athlete and good person.

No, he's a LIAR and a CHEAT. His punk shebs DESERVES to be in JAIL!!!

This is the exact reason I put no stock in professional athletes. Especially those who attack others when in danger of being uncovered.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on January 18, 2013, 11:23:48 PM
I think that is what brings it to the next level;

When people tried to tell the truth, Armstrong viciously attacked them with legal threats and by attacking their credibility...making them out to be liars who are just jealous. 

If you are telling the truth, and someone else makes you out to be the liar...imagine how it would feel...when you both know the truth of the situation; but the rest of the world gets duped into believing the liar.


In another view;

imagine you are playing, I dunno....a roleplaying game with a group of people.  One of the guys has got a really kick-shebs character who helps the group succeed at mission after mission.  Adventure after adventure.  Everyone else in the group looks up to this player because his character is just awesome.  You try your best to get your character up to the same caliber.   But it always seems to elude you.

Of all the bonus loot and stuff the character accumulates, he shares portions out to the rest of the group.  Enough that everyone sees him as a pretty good guy.

Is it still the same when you find that he's been secretly boosting his character's skills and attribute stats, and giving himself experience points that weren't earned? 

When you bring it to the attention of the game master, the other guy turns into a vengeful di'kut, intent on shutting you up and disproving your credibility in every way, to the point of getting leverage on the rest of the group to oust you?

How would it feel then, if after all that, everyone still looked on him as a pretty great guy, overall...because he did some good things with the power and prestige he shouldn't rightly have ever gotten in the first place?

Just another way to look at it. 

As I said before; it isn't easy to see or accept the fall of a folk hero.  But to maintain the honour of someone who has divested himself of it by his own actions...is sheepish, not loyal.
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Post by: flyboy424 on January 23, 2013, 05:16:07 PM
So following its denied bankruptcy filing last month, THQ's assets are being auctioned off at the moment and while I don't want THQ to go away as they are actually a publisher I really like, I did see some good news in the reports in that Sega is supposed to have snapped up Relic, as well as the Warhammer 40K licence.  Sega also own The Creative Assembly, developer of the Total War franchise, so hopefully we'll be seeing a Warhammer 40K: Total War at some point.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 02, 2013, 05:23:23 AM
Yeah, my hard drive died. Bad. Waiting on a nice solid-state one, should be here in just a couple of days...
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on February 03, 2013, 07:42:29 PM
R.I.P Chris Kyle.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on February 04, 2013, 10:35:15 PM
My laptop had been having issues...for example, it wouldn't charge properly, and I was forced to wrap the cord nearly double to get it to work. Add to that, apparently the charger was doubly broken in that even when plugged in, it would only remain at the current charge and not charge further. Therefore, I could not ever use it without it being plugged in, and well...as mentioned before, that didn't work so well. So, I went to Wal-Mart and bought me a new laptop! It's a Toshiba, and I'm still trying to figure the thing out, but it's really quite cool. 8)
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 06, 2013, 02:35:22 AM
Made an embarrassing rookie mistake with my hard drive, now I'm paying through the nose for it...
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on February 09, 2013, 02:39:07 AM
 Sorry I haven't been around much, busy with stuff.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on February 09, 2013, 03:32:55 PM
Sorry I haven't been around much, busy with stuff.

Apology accepted Captain Ne...

I mean Alu Darce.
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on February 09, 2013, 10:02:22 PM
Haha, good one Dred. So hows it been around here and with you?
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Post by: Noldorin Mando on February 12, 2013, 04:46:10 PM
So for the first time since the dissolution of the Antipopes of Avignon, a Bishop of Rome has stepped down. Benedict XVI is the first Pope in 600 years to retire. Going to a Catholic School, this comes as a bit of a shock to everyone, since we didn't have school due to freezing rain yesterday. Thoughts?

Earlier this week, we got a little over 2 feet of snow. 2 feet. In one day. Which I promptly had to shovel so we could walk out the the car the next morning. Welcome to -7 Farenheit or -20 Celsius. Mon pays, c'est nest pas un pays. C'est l'hiver. My Country is not a Country. It's Winter.

Oh, and found out that applying for Universities, I have a 90% (4.0 GPA for all y'all Americans) average. Pretty psyched.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on February 12, 2013, 07:02:46 PM
So for the first time since the dissolution of the Antipopes of Avignon, a Bishop of Rome has stepped down. Benedict XVI is the first Pope in 600 years to retire. Going to a Catholic School, this comes as a bit of a shock to everyone, since we didn't have school due to freezing rain yesterday. Thoughts?

Earlier this week, we got a little over 2 feet of snow. 2 feet. In one day. Which I promptly had to shovel so we could walk out the the car the next morning. Welcome to -7 Farenheit or -20 Celsius. Mon pays, c'est nest pas un pays. C'est l'hiver. My Country is not a Country. It's Winter.

Oh, and found out that applying for Universities, I have a 90% (4.0 GPA for all y'all Americans) average. Pretty psyched.

Yep.  Little different.  Popes are usually for life.  I was raised Catholic, so I understand the significance.

In other news...they are taking Wrestling out of the Olympics.

WTF!?

That was like a core sport of the ancient games!

One of the reasons they sited for its removal, is lack of interest.

I bet if they went back to nude wrestling, ratings would climb.

er...

maybe not.
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Post by: Talo on February 13, 2013, 01:56:01 AM
I'd watch that if it was restricted to women.
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Post by: Drake Vhett on February 13, 2013, 12:26:58 PM
That'd be the AEE, not the Olympics.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on February 13, 2013, 03:21:07 PM
That'd be the AEE, not the Olympics.

Association of Energy Engineers?

Association of Experiential Education?

Advanced Energy Economy?

Asociación Empresarial Eólica ?

Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica?



Sorry.  I google'd it to try to find what you mean...
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Post by: Drake Vhett on February 13, 2013, 04:58:33 PM
Adult Entertainment Expo. It's a big porn convention that used to take place the same weekend at CES, It was always fun to watch a cameraman from CES pan across the convention center and, if they were near the divider to the AEE, quickly pan the other way to avoid showing the other expo.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on February 13, 2013, 08:13:38 PM
Adult Entertainment Expo. It's a big porn convention that used to take place the same weekend at CES, It was always fun to watch a cameraman from CES pan across the convention center and, if they were near the divider to the AEE, quickly pan the other way to avoid showing the other expo.


Ah hah.  I get it now.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on February 14, 2013, 07:23:59 PM
It's my birthday! YAY! :D
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 18, 2013, 09:45:16 AM
Happy birthday!
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 19, 2013, 03:23:54 PM
I have a solid state drive. The world is my oyster!
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Post by: Alu Darce89 on February 21, 2013, 01:51:00 AM
(Tumble Weed rolling bye.)
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Post by: Carnivore 1 on February 28, 2013, 09:36:54 PM
Another Family Day down.....
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Post by: Talo on February 28, 2013, 09:51:20 PM
I got in a car accident today, fortunately no one was injured. The biggest problem right is figuring out how I'm going to get to school tomorrow. Call a cab or have my roommate get me up at 4am when he goes to work.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 01, 2013, 12:13:15 PM
I got in a car accident today, fortunately no one was injured. The biggest problem right is figuring out how I'm going to get to school tomorrow. Call a cab or have my roommate get me up at 4am when he goes to work.

How did it happen?

In town or highway?

Speeds involved?

Any charges laid?

How much property damage?


Call it professional curiousity.
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Post by: Talo on March 01, 2013, 04:25:30 PM
I was going driving in a town going about 35 MPH (55 KM) when the person in front of me slammed on her breaks, I didn't react in time and I ran into her back bumper and busted out her back window. No charges have been laid as far as I know. My car since it has over a 100,000 miles on it has a good chance of being totaled. Still waiting on the insurance assessment. Her car didn't look that bad but I don't know for sure. The reason she stopped was because another women in front of her stopped I have no idea why. It was on a straight stretch of road.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 02, 2013, 12:39:00 AM
I was going driving in a town going about 35 MPH (55 KM) when the person in front of me slammed on her breaks, I didn't react in time and I ran into her back bumper and busted out her back window. No charges have been laid as far as I know. My car since it has over a 100,000 miles on it has a good chance of being totaled. Still waiting on the insurance assessment. Her car didn't look that bad but I don't know for sure. The reason she stopped was because another women in front of her stopped I have no idea why. It was on a straight stretch of road.

Hmm.

Well in my jurisdiction, the only charge to be laid would be against the driver who ran into the back of the other car.  *ahem* not singling anyone out.  The way our law works is if you run into another vehicle from behind, you're at fault no matter what.  Even if the person in front tried to suddenly stop on a dime; you need to be prepared for that possibility; stopping distance vs speed and such.

Careless Driving under section 130 of the Highway Traffic Act.  $400 fine and can really kick up insurance premiums.

It's a pretty stiff tag; but the courts won't accept us laying anything else in the field.   Since Follow too close is really too hard to prove.


Standard procedure is often to lay the big one, and let the prosecutor make a bargain for something like Follow too close.  

Not beating you up about it; just saying.  It's happened to me before.
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Post by: Talo on March 02, 2013, 11:38:50 AM
...If they were to lay charges when would I find out about it?
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Post by: dredwulf60 on March 02, 2013, 11:50:28 AM
...If they were to lay charges when would I find out about it?


I can't speak for your local authorities, but around here, you'd get a ticket at the scene, or within 30 days of the incident (to allow for an investigation).  But it sounds pretty straightforward so...if you didn't get a ticket at the...

wait

Were the police called to the scene?
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Post by: Talo on March 02, 2013, 11:54:55 AM
They were there yeah.
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Post by: Talo on March 15, 2013, 09:11:21 PM
Got a new PC today. Toshiba Satellite with pretty decent specs. I'll be hitting up TF2 and The Old Republic soon enough.
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Post by: flyboy424 on March 26, 2013, 11:39:43 AM
This morning I messed up really bad.  I managed to let a virus get on my PC and completely mess things up.  Granted, I came to the software that installed it through a professionally done video advert on YouTube, and the site looked genuine enough, but I did get suspicious during the install when it tried to install something else and didn't give me an option to not install it.  My anti-virus (ZoneAlarm Extreme Security) managed to stop it at first, but unfortunately as the installer was still running it got back on my system and now ZoneAlarm can't remove it.  Luckily, I hit the restart button (one of the only times I've ever used it) and am now in Linux backing everything up in order to do a clean install.  Its just typical that this is the one time I have my second line of defence against viruses, ThreatFire, turned off and this is the one time I actually needed it.  Won't be disabling that again....

Still, at least I can think about taking advantage of the situation and look into getting a Solid State Drive to put Windows on, and use the partition I'm currently using for Windows for program installs and my documents.
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Post by: Talo on March 26, 2013, 12:11:49 PM
Oh man that sucks. That's why I'm paranoid about clicking on any kind of advertisement on any web sight. Glad you backed your system up though.
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Post by: flyboy424 on March 26, 2013, 03:53:02 PM
Well the thing is I didn't even click on the ad. I googled the name of the software, didn't see anything in the search results that grabbed my attention, and proceeded straight to the product's website, which was the first result.

I have Windows back up and running after a fresh install, but I have realised I've now lost all my e-mails hat I didn't get a chance to backup, unless I decided not to remove them from the server once downloaded to my PC with the e-mail software I was using.  Ah well, on to a fun evening of watching progress bars as updates and software download and install....
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on April 01, 2013, 11:28:14 AM
It's April Fool's here in Malaysia...
I was just wondering...why aren't there any April Fools thread like last year where Mereel says he likes Justin Bieber?
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 01, 2013, 02:22:19 PM
Enh, I can't come up with anything.
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Post by: TheAwkwardEngineer on April 16, 2013, 11:40:56 PM
I used to be really active on this site and I just recently remembered it and decided to check it out. It's sad to see it so dead!

Maybe with the new Disney takeover...
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 16, 2013, 11:54:48 PM
Yeah, I'm hoping for a revival too...
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Post by: dredwulf60 on April 17, 2013, 12:21:32 AM
Who did you used to be??
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Post by: TheAwkwardEngineer on April 17, 2013, 09:09:32 PM
Darin Daru'Kasem. Looking back at my old posts make me cringe, I've changed a lot since then.
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Post by: Talo on April 17, 2013, 10:46:10 PM
Darin Daru'Kasem. Looking back at my old posts make me cringe, I've changed a lot since then.

Been there; done that.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 18, 2013, 12:12:03 AM
Yeah, we've all felt that way. Glad to have you back, regardless.
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Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on April 18, 2013, 06:09:30 PM
DARIN.

Darin! It's you! The old guard hath commenced its return!
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Post by: TheAwkwardEngineer on April 18, 2013, 11:18:16 PM
DARIN.

Darin! It's you! The old guard hath commenced its return!

Hello Ky'ram!

I've been reading through some of the old RPG's. Nostalgia hits pretty hard.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on April 24, 2013, 09:12:58 PM
Good to see you again, Darin!

Darin Daru'Kasem. Looking back at my old posts make me cringe, I've changed a lot since then.

Tell me about it. I try not to look at mine any more.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 25, 2013, 02:04:14 AM
I'm downloading League.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on April 30, 2013, 10:17:08 PM
Took my SATs. 6+ straight hours of sitting in a classroom and bleeding my eyes out, which may or may not have paid off, as I don't even know my scores and won't for 6-8 weeks.  :P
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 01, 2013, 07:50:32 AM
Ah, you've done fine.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on May 01, 2013, 07:19:49 PM
Took my SATs. 6+ straight hours of sitting in a classroom and bleeding my eyes out, which may or may not have paid off, as I don't even know my scores and won't for 6-8 weeks.  :P

I'm taking mine this Saturday morning.... The morning after Prom.

It's gonna be great  :D
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Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on May 01, 2013, 10:17:59 PM
Haha I only have to take ACTs...:P

I kid...yay American standardized testing!
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Post by: H-BOMB on May 02, 2013, 10:14:00 PM
Been there. Done that. Took both of them actually, they were pretty much the same score.

I'm graduating in about two months. Pretty scary actually, but just as exciting!
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Post by: flyboy424 on May 03, 2013, 08:07:28 AM
I've just handed in the report on my final year project for my degree.  Fingers crossed I pass it and can finally come out of education and into the working world!
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on May 06, 2013, 06:40:18 AM
The Malaysian Election ended yesterday and now there are all the racist talk between the Malays and the Chinese
Go to Obama's Facebook page;the Malays are calling the Chinese commies now and are pleading President Obama to send them back to China.
Dafuq?
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 06, 2013, 10:34:55 AM
Yes, Malaysia and China are definitely in America. Absolutely Obama's problem.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on May 07, 2013, 05:25:14 PM
Yes, Malaysia and China are definitely in America. Absolutely Obama's problem.

heh heh.

love the dripping sarcasm there.

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Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 08, 2013, 04:22:37 AM
Aww yiss! mothakriffin leave!
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Post by: RC-1195 TYRO on May 08, 2013, 10:11:15 AM
Honestly,I hate my country most of the time,it's just that the Malaysian government haven't done anything that benefits the Malaysian people,now they are raising taxes,the price of petrol has risen,and why the hell is our national car cheaper in other countries?
*sigh* Hoping to migrate to the States one day.....
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on May 10, 2013, 04:28:32 PM
Installing RepCom on my laptop right now! Don't know if it'll work or not...but we'll see!

EDIT: Bah! It doesn't work! I ran a compatibility analyzer and it said my computer would run it, but whenever I press "new game" it crashes! What can I do to fix this? It worked on my desktop...
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 21, 2013, 05:28:50 AM
I'm back!
First I went to York, saw Yorkminster, the wall, monksgate, Jorvik, and a couple other bits and stuff.
Then down to London, rode the eye, cruised the Thames, saw the Royal Observatory (where I stood in a line to stand on the Prime Meridian, go figure), cruised around the parks and West End, saw the changing of the guard, saw the hilariously exaggerated drill of the British military... and also Stonehenge, while I was there, but that's really not that cool.
Then to Aberdeen, where I saw Castle Fraser
Then Glasgow, where I saw the Necropolis (slightly unnerving) and I toured Auchentoshan distillery, where the best Scotch is made
Then Newcastle to see Hadrian's Wall. The wall was boring, and it rained all day, but as luck would have it, the two nights we were there were the two nights of the Newcastle Late Shows. Art galleries, performance studios, local workshops, museums, all open late and for free. Best time ever!
Finally, we hit Leeds to see the Royal Armory, because it's just that cool.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on May 21, 2013, 03:29:41 PM
saw the hilariously exaggerated drill of the British military...


Uh....wha????   :ouch:

 :P

Yank drill just looks lazy.

The drill of the Commonwealth is formal, dignified and precise.  I get the impression that when the colonial revolutionaries devised their own drill movements they were like:  "Meh....these people don't have the discipline to learn proper drill.  We'd better dumb it down, and just focus on teaching right foot from left."



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Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 21, 2013, 07:21:47 PM
We use precise, restrained arm movements. I'd rather not fling my arms and legs around like some sort of cartoon... ;)
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Post by: dredwulf60 on May 21, 2013, 09:32:02 PM
ha ha ha   :D

In all honesty....

doing Commonwealth drill does look kind of looney when you first see it.

And it does feel pretty silly when you first start doing it.  

But I swear, it grows on you.  :)

(not least of which because it does take a lot of effort to do it well...)



You'll love this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R3BtXQcYAE



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Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 22, 2013, 07:00:23 AM
Drill after six shots...
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Post by: Carnivore 1 on May 23, 2013, 07:23:20 PM
I love it when BOOTS talk about osik like they know what they're talking about... Silly BOOT...
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Post by: Delta 42 on May 25, 2013, 02:39:52 PM
Installing RepCom on my laptop right now! Don't know if it'll work or not...but we'll see!

EDIT: Bah! It doesn't work! I ran a compatibility analyzer and it said my computer would run it, but whenever I press "new game" it crashes! What can I do to fix this? It worked on my desktop...
What operating system does your laptop run on?
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Post by: flyboy424 on May 25, 2013, 02:46:11 PM
Got my first convention experience in today.  Went up to London for MCM Expo (London Comic Con).  IT didn't quite turn out to be what I was expecting.  The queue for tickets ended up being 2 hours long, while the convention floor itself was so small that I walked all of it within half an hour.  Combined with the train fare both up to London and on the underground, my wallet was empty by the time I got home, without buying any souvenirs.  I also didn't get to see Mark Meer (voice of male Commander Shepard in Mass Effect) who was supposed to be there today.

However, there were tons of costumers there, especially gaming ones, and I got to see some Star Wars ones too (including an Omega squad RC!).  May go to the one in October if it is bigger then this one, but the May ones seems to be too small for it to be worth the hassle for me.  At least Celebration Europe II in July should be much bigger (and I have my tickets pre-booked, so hopefully no long queues!).
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on May 25, 2013, 09:52:25 PM
What operating system does your laptop run on?


Windows...8? Whatever the newest Windows is. (Is that what you mean?)
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Post by: Delta 42 on May 26, 2013, 02:21:42 PM
Yes, that is what I mean. RC seemed to run on my laptop (also windows 8 ) perfectly fine.
Try going to options and turning off bumpmapping and/or changing texture quality.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 27, 2013, 04:39:37 PM
France is cool.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on June 02, 2013, 06:34:30 PM
http://weavesilk.com/
Awesome
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Post by: Drake Vhett on June 02, 2013, 07:16:01 PM
I have to admit, that was pretty cool.
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Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on June 03, 2013, 02:50:05 AM
That's one of the coolest things I've seen on the internet recently.
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on June 03, 2013, 09:57:47 AM
That is really cool.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on June 04, 2013, 12:12:07 PM
I enjoy that.  :D
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Post by: flyboy424 on June 05, 2013, 10:00:43 AM
Today I found out just how fast information goes over the internet. Last night I put up my new CV on a job searching website for job agencies and potential employers to find.  From about 8:45 to 11:30 this morning I was getting a phone call every 20 minutes from various job agencies either wanting to put my CV in their database or offering to send my CV to one of their clients.  It was very hectic and I don't feel like I got anything done this morning, but at least I now have a job interview on Friday!  With any luck I'll be earning money before the end of the month, and finally beginning to pay back my lovely £25,000 of student debt I've accumulated going to university.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on June 05, 2013, 02:09:15 PM
Bam. Flyboy for the score.

I've learned that the only thing that truly gets to me is dishonesty and blatant incompetence.
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Post by: Carnivore 1 on June 05, 2013, 08:49:40 PM
Bam. Flyboy for the score.

I've learned that the only thing that truly gets to me is dishonesty and blatant incompetence.

Sounds like someone was the victim of the dreaded BLUE FALCON!!!!!
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Post by: H-BOMB on June 13, 2013, 06:40:35 PM
I graduated highschool! Woo yeah, partytime!!!
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Post by: Delta 42 on June 13, 2013, 07:48:54 PM
Congratulations, H-Bomb!  ;D
I'm so happy for you!
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Post by: dredwulf60 on June 13, 2013, 08:12:52 PM
I graduated highschool! Woo yeah, partytime!!!

And now your actual life begins...
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on June 14, 2013, 02:26:30 AM
Oh boy, here we go... Have fun out there, man!
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Post by: H-BOMB on June 14, 2013, 06:30:01 PM
Thanks everybody!
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on June 16, 2013, 06:06:15 PM
Let's be clear on something: my dad's awesome. Not everyone gets the best life. Not everyone gets a great dad. Enjoy him, he's a great guy.
Happy father's day.
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Post by: Delta 42 on June 18, 2013, 04:48:05 PM
Today, I finished my first game of Knights of the Old Republic.
I think I liked it even more than Republic Commando.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on June 19, 2013, 06:37:04 AM
Blasphemy! Play KOTOR 2, that one has more Mandalorians in it...
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Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on June 21, 2013, 12:30:07 AM
I graduated highschool! Woo yeah, partytime!!!

That's me in a year. Man...best of luck!
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Post by: dredwulf60 on July 02, 2013, 06:22:27 AM
I hope every one of my Canadian countrymen had a great day yesterday!

I was fortunate enough not to be working in the evening and got to partake of the festivities;  a great music show, some extremely agile (and attractive) circus performers (the ladies who twirl fire and do hanging-rope acrobatics) and a very energetic aerial fireworks display over the bay.
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Post by: dredwulf60 on July 10, 2013, 11:14:25 PM
June 10th, 2013.

70th anniversary of Operation Husky.

First landings in Sicily;near Pachino. Bringing the fight back against the Axis in WWII.

In my old Regiment, one of the 3 Canadian Infantry Regiments that were there, it is celebrated as 'Pachino Day',

Traditionally with a meal of spaghetti and the cheapest, crappiest red Italian wine you can find.

PARATUS!
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Post by: Drake Vhett on July 10, 2013, 11:29:40 PM
That's only three hours away from where the Italian side of my family comes from: Santa Lucia del Mela.
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Post by: Vlet Hansen on July 14, 2013, 02:11:20 AM
Night shifts are boring.
There was a BK bobblehead sitting there.
I cut and taped some paper that was lying around into a passable helmet.
Behold Mandalore the Hype, overlord of the ops floor!
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Post by: flyboy424 on July 24, 2013, 12:56:39 PM
Been in Celebration Europe II preparation mode today.  Got flight boarding passes printed for tomorrow, also printed maps of the show floor and the convention schedule for each day, and of course started my packing (not taking much, so don't need to pack much).  Can't really believe how quick it's come around, but still I'm very excited!
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Post by: Talo on July 25, 2013, 12:37:55 AM
Tell us how it goes. :)
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: flyboy424 on July 29, 2013, 11:25:41 AM
Well, that was an awesome 3 days.  I can definitely see why people go year after year!  I just uploaded a load of photos to Facebook, so I'll filter through them soon to get the ones I want to post here.  Going to be a long report....
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: ARC_Commander_Colt on August 24, 2013, 08:34:05 PM
Not "today," but last week I got back from an Alaskan cruise. Great trip with the whole family on my dad's side!
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: flyboy424 on August 30, 2013, 03:01:10 PM
Today I had to get up bright and early to go and do a resit exam for my degree.  I only realised last night that there happened to be an airshow going on down at the beach in the same town my university is in, so after my exam I decided to go down and watch as it's been a few years since I last went.  I forgot how loud the Eurofighter can be when it's flying away from you with afterburners on, and also just how amazing the Red Arrows display is.  Coupled with a surprise flare jettisoning from a Navy Lynx during its display, it all amounted to a good showing.

Oh, and my exam went OK as well....
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: dredwulf60 on August 30, 2013, 03:52:38 PM
Sounds great!

I love air shows...but I rarely get the opportunity, and I've never been to one of the really big ones!


I also wish the Canadian aerobatic team, the Snowbirds had some more up-to-date planes.  But in the current economy it doesn't seem likely.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on August 31, 2013, 02:53:03 AM
Welp, TMO'd my stuff. I'm out of England in a couple weeks. Hooray for leave back home!
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: H-BOMB on August 31, 2013, 11:36:38 AM
I recently returned from a two-week vacation in the UK! Had a lot of fun!

Now I have two weeks to prepare for a week-long backpacking trip that's part of my college orientation, and to buy the rest of the supplies for my dorm room.

One of the rare instances when I'm actually super excited for school starting!
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: flyboy424 on September 16, 2013, 11:06:57 AM
Got my final degree results toady and I passed with a Third!  I'm now the proud holder of a BSc (Hons) Computing degree! :D :D :D

Now to find a job....
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Drake Vhett on September 18, 2013, 03:17:01 AM
Nice! I'm only 4 or so years behind you.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 18, 2013, 06:55:41 PM
Great job, Flyboy!

I'm back for a couple weeks of leave before I wind up at my next spot!
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 01, 2013, 09:53:03 AM
Well, it's my last day at home. Tonight, I fly off to my new spot... wish me luck!
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Ky'ram Parjai'Kote on October 01, 2013, 07:59:04 PM
I returned from a long hiatus, and said Hi to you people, in this very thread.

This is all very meta, isn't it?

Oh yeah, and I turn 17 tomorrow. So...yeah.

Anyway, hello, all you beautiful people!

~Ky
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 02, 2013, 01:07:02 PM
Radical! Briikase gote'tuur!
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Mereel Skirata on October 17, 2013, 05:24:13 PM
I remember when you were just old enough to join the forums.  I feel old now.... Haha

Congtrats Ky. 
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 18, 2013, 11:49:58 AM
So, I found that a couple guys in the barracks here are in the 501st. Time to get back to armormaking! It's been nearly five years since I really worked on anything. Having a paycheck will help, I suspect...
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on November 12, 2013, 01:41:44 PM
From the Files of Boba Fett showed up finally!
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 06, 2013, 12:18:32 PM
I got back from a mission in Pennsylvania! :D
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: dredwulf60 on December 07, 2013, 01:13:59 AM
Welcome to the land of tumble weeds and eerie wind.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: flyboy424 on December 07, 2013, 04:09:47 AM
Yep, not a whole lot going on here right now.  Still, welcome back Grunt.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 07, 2013, 10:06:38 AM
I noticed it was pretty desolate here. But I still love it here and you fellas are some good vode.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Mereel Skirata on December 07, 2013, 03:52:29 PM
Welcome back GT!  Hope your time in PA went well. :D



As for Brothers All, we're still here.  We may not post as often, but i'm sure people still check it daily.  (I know I do, it opens up as one of my starting tabs.)
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 09, 2013, 01:06:53 AM
Well I'll try to keep up with the peeps here.

Today has been stressful, but it went well and now I can focus on setting some new life goals. I've had tons of friends over(in fact they have been here all day, are still here and have now outstayed their welcome...jk!.... Sorta) but it has been good. Now I can focus on writing to my girlfriend in Portugal who is a missionary there like I was in Pennsylvania.

If you see the guys in white shirts and ties with Black name tags, remember me, and be nice to them even if you don't want to hear their message. I would still invite you to at least listen, no harm in that.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on December 11, 2013, 04:08:02 PM
Just got back from a FEX, moving rooms because reasons, I'll post more when I have time
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: tee18 on December 12, 2013, 06:17:17 AM
I finished one exam!!!  Four more to go.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: dredwulf60 on December 12, 2013, 07:02:54 AM
Just got back from a FEX, moving rooms because reasons, I'll post more when I have time

FEX?

Is that what you guys call a field ex?
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 12, 2013, 01:15:38 PM
9 hour long stressful day in the back of a car with a bipolar bum of an older brother I get to look forward to shortly... Oh well, I love him so I guess I can be the nice one.

I need a hug.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on December 12, 2013, 04:31:31 PM
yeah. That part was fun, but this barracks move put me in quite a mood...
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Grunt Trooper on December 15, 2013, 11:20:15 PM
I watched Gremlins tonight! Truly a Christmas classic, especially when they reveal that....

[spoiler]Santa isn't real![/spoiler]
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: dredwulf60 on March 05, 2015, 09:30:59 AM
So.  ISIS kinda sucks eh?
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 05, 2015, 12:55:54 PM
I'd feel more about ISIS if I didn't read about what's going on in Africa every day. It all blends into a big mess after a week or so.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 10, 2015, 04:24:07 PM
Yeah, they're some unpleasant customers to be sure. They're spreading like a virus and their tactics and behavior seem to be getting increasingly brutal as time goes by.

I'd feel more about ISIS if I didn't read about what's going on in Africa every day. It all blends into a big mess after a week or so.

Even more so now that Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to ISIS.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Talo on March 18, 2015, 06:47:42 PM
Boko Haram will sputter out and die soon enough now that the African coalition has come together to stop them. Pledging allegiance to ISIS is just a desperate ploy to get attention and recruits.

I have no idea how long ISIS will last though, I wish we could just send in the Marines and handle the problem but I feel that'll just put us back where we started.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on March 20, 2015, 01:21:43 PM
Well, a lot of local nations, such as Turkey, are whupping up on them, and South African mercs have been shoving Boko Haram around a lot lately...
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on March 20, 2015, 08:17:49 PM
Well, a lot of local nations, such as Turkey, are whupping up on them, and South African mercs have been shoving Boko Haram around a lot lately...

Very true. They're not being ignored.

Pledging allegiance to ISIS is just a desperate ploy to get attention and recruits. 

Yeah I know its just a last ditch ploy, I was talking in reference to the blending-together of events.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 24, 2015, 11:30:43 AM
Yeah, this happened
(http://i.imgur.com/HCkFfsX.jpg)
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on October 21, 2015, 05:27:28 PM
Little late, I know...but nice tat, man! Is it your first?
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on October 21, 2015, 07:19:16 PM
yeah

I'll someday get around to adding to it and getting more...
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Noldorin Mando on December 07, 2015, 02:10:53 AM
Just curious, who all still checks in here now and again?
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: tee18 on December 07, 2015, 10:15:06 AM
I check in from time to time
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on December 07, 2015, 05:24:57 PM
every day
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on December 14, 2015, 05:01:36 PM
I usually check in every day or so. Last week or two I haven't because of finals, but those are over.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: tee18 on December 15, 2015, 02:09:19 AM
We revived a bit awhile ago.  Bet we'll see a little more activity when The Force Awakens premiers
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Drake Vhett on December 22, 2015, 12:37:31 PM
Test post for Justin.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on December 23, 2015, 02:59:45 PM
lima charlie
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on January 23, 2016, 12:28:40 PM
Well, I'm out of active duty now.

College soon.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Dha'ward Krayt on February 02, 2016, 01:46:42 AM
*blows dust off the forums* damn guys, been a while.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 07, 2016, 01:13:10 PM
still here
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Commander Dimal on February 07, 2016, 03:02:02 PM
I'm still here as well. I just wish there were more people to talk to.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: privatehazzard on February 20, 2016, 12:58:55 AM
Lots of little annoyances and issues. Gearing up to get ready for what happens now that high school is over. Sadly I have no real desire for anything. I don't really have a passion for anything. I'm always tired and I don't know what to do with myself.


I keep coming back to this website, and to others like it because it connects me to my youth. I really miss the days when I lived in my old town, had friends, played with legos and such. Though, I'm not sure coming back here is helping sate my nostalgia. I keep discovering that people who used to be active have disappeared off the face of the earth. I hate the lack of closure...

Phone got crushed. Think it had some possibly illegal stuff on it (mp4 files of movies and such)
Hope I don't get thrown in jail.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on February 20, 2016, 11:28:18 AM
Working on resetting life after the military. Got accepted into the UCCS mech engineering program, so I'm happy about that.

Balyc, rangir ti USCIS
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Mereel Skirata on February 21, 2016, 12:30:47 PM
Graduating with my mechanical and electrical engineering degrees in a few months, so excited to be done.  I know a lot of people have trouble finding jobs in their degree fields and that no one is hiring.  Not the case with engineering.  You will be in good standing once you graduate, Vlet.   

Literally I can pick a major city or town anywhere in the US and can find 10-15 jobs to apply to withing minutes.  So many people are retiring in engineering fields so internship to entry level positions are in high demand


Private, things will always get better eventually. I was in the same place before I joined this forum. And while I had many good years here meeting and talking with awesome people it still wasn't quite enough to get me out of my depression stage.  I didn't give up though, I found joy in whatever I could and planned my future as best I could.

Things are finally starting to look up.  I got myself a girlfriend who I love very much, I'm graduating soon and I got a job that is willing to hire me.  It took 6 years but it was worth it.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: H-BOMB on March 02, 2016, 12:53:25 AM
*Coughs through forum dust*

Yeah I try to pop in here every one in a while too. Occasionally there's weird issues where I can't log in or can't post but sometimes it works.

Anyway, today is March 1st! Spring is coming! New beginnings! (Although I say that at the beginning of every week pretty much). Still in the middle of university, looking at another year or two before I graduate and have to figure out what to do with myself!

It's so great to see everybody here moving onwards and upwards. This was the first online community I ever really joined, and you've all been great friends!
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Commander Dimal on March 09, 2016, 09:01:00 PM
I'm still here to talk if you guys want. I drop in here everyday to see if anyone has posted anything new, it's just that I don't really see any new posts, and I've been getting some errors while posting.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Noldorin Mando on March 12, 2016, 05:38:35 PM
I still pop in to check every once in a while and reminisce, but University's been keeping me pretty busy lately. Always miss the RPs and the old community we had, this was a great group back in the day and I miss it like hell.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: privatehazzard on April 15, 2016, 12:27:24 AM
*Coughs through forum dust*

It's so great to see everybody here moving onwards and upwards. This was the first online community I ever really joined, and you've all been great friends!

Even though posting is sporadic at best, I can't help but feel good that I contriubted to a small revival. Good times may come.


Private, things will always get better eventually. I was in the same place before I joined this forum. And while I had many good years here meeting and talking with awesome people it still wasn't quite enough to get me out of my depression stage.  I didn't give up though, I found joy in whatever I could and planned my future as best I could.


Optimism can't hurt I guess. I'm sad though, the thing I always wanted to do the most, join the armed forces like my dad, his dad, an his dad before him had done, but my continual string of new medical defects doctors are discovering in my body aren't helping that desire. Oh well. I'll figure something out.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on April 15, 2016, 09:06:28 PM
Put in the immigration packet for my fiancee, got a great scholarship on top of the GI bill, and so on and so forth. Things have been good.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: privatehazzard on May 03, 2016, 09:56:19 PM
don't make me too jealous.

Any words on reinvigorating the forum?

we could make a steam group or something
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 03, 2016, 10:48:16 PM
Dunno. I'm pretty much always on skype, if someone wants to make a thing there, but I've not been active on steam in a while. Potato computer isn't too good at games right now.

Signed up for the summer classes...
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: privatehazzard on May 06, 2016, 11:31:33 PM
watchu taking?
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: N-11 Commander Ordo on May 11, 2016, 05:53:43 PM
Put in the immigration packet for my fiancee, got a great scholarship on top of the GI bill, and so on and so forth. Things have been good.

WOAH, you're engaged?! How did I miss that? Congratulations!

I still pop in to check every once in a while and reminisce, but University's been keeping me pretty busy lately. Always miss the RPs and the old community we had, this was a great group back in the day and I miss it like hell.

Good to hear from you Nold, it's been too long vod. And I agree.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on May 14, 2016, 11:49:01 PM
You missed it because we've been really quiet about it. Not your fault, even my sisters were out of the loop for a while.

I'm doing mech engineering with a hope of prosthetics in the future.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on August 23, 2016, 11:20:42 PM
Aight, finally moved into my own apartment and got the wifi set up. Just two weeks and a day until my fiance flies in...

oh, and veteran's transition class in college is great.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 01, 2016, 03:03:19 PM
As of this morning, my fiance officially has completed the immigration process and received her visa!
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Drake Vhett on September 03, 2016, 09:19:38 PM
Where is your fiance from?
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 03, 2016, 11:02:34 PM
Belarus
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: Vlet Hansen on September 09, 2016, 02:51:18 PM
She made it here safe and sound!
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14317396_1128424607222742_5344470841250866012_n.jpg?oh=0edf85e0f8f8717aa8b3c785787d8bb1&oe=58832F1F)
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: dredwulf60 on September 13, 2016, 06:07:09 PM
Marriage;
The Legend of the Three Rings.

The Engagement Ring.

The Wedding Ring.









And...






the SuffeRING.



Congratulations.
Title: Re: what happened today?
Post by: privatehazzard on December 30, 2016, 02:39:51 PM
Bought parts for an airsoft gun

Checked the forum.

We need a steam group :(