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Alright, I will. We can do a swap!

EDIT: But there are still *some* things that should be kept private...


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I work 8 hours tomorrow.

In one day.


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NobodysHome wrote:
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Our culture as a whole has been very bad at handling suicide.

There needs to at least be a distinction between "emotional suicide", where an otherwise-healthy person decides to end their own life, and "physical suicide", where someone is choosing to die because of real, measurable, physical disabilities.

Until we can even distinguish those differences, we really can't approach suicide rationally.

Absolutely.

Ten years ago, after two major heart attacks apiece and both battling cancer (my father's had just metastasized from his prostate to his bones), my dad and his best friend decided on death-by-adventure.
They outfitted a boat and made a plan to spend two years circumnavigating the world one last time (it had been decades since either had done it).
They made it three-quarters of the way around before they died, and it was the end they chose. No hospitals, no bedpans, no humiliation. (Dad's words, not mine.) I know he would have liked to make it just a little further, but it was good for him.

Of course, the mess he left behind, the lack of planning and lack of a body made tidying up his business a massive hell for a few years after.


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lisamarlene wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
Our culture as a whole has been very bad at handling suicide.

There needs to at least be a distinction between "emotional suicide", where an otherwise-healthy person decides to end their own life, and "physical suicide", where someone is choosing to die because of real, measurable, physical disabilities.

Until we can even distinguish those differences, we really can't approach suicide rationally.

Absolutely.

Ten years ago, after two major heart attacks apiece and both battling cancer (my father's had just metastasized from his prostate to his bones), my dad and his best friend decided on death-by-adventure.
They outfitted a boat and made a plan to spend two years circumnavigating the world one last time (it had been decades since either had done it).
They made it three-quarters of the way around before they died, and it was the end they chose. No hospitals, no bedpans, no humiliation. (Dad's words, not mine.) I know he would have liked to make it just a little further, but it was good for him.

Of course, the mess he left behind, the lack of planning and lack of a body made tidying up his business a massive hell for a few years after.

wow.

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Seconded.


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*That* is impressive! And EPIC!

Wow, thirthed and fourthed.


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So, I haven't quite finished the first episode yet, but if you're looking for something weird to watch, try Strong Girl Bong-Soon. It's a Korean show available on Netflix (possibly elsewhere as well, I'm not sure).


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Completely random classroom moment:
A dad asked me this morning if I could look for his son's socks from yesterday. I found one but not the other. I promised we'd look.
The Chinese teacher arrives. I mention it to her and she bursts out laughing, then says she will have to check her kitchen.
Apparently the boy has been *routinely* climbing up on top of furniture to reach the supply shelf so he can put his dirty socks in her lunch bag, and sometimes she forgets to check before she goes home.
Even for a three-year-old, it's a bit weird.
The kicker: when the parents came to pick him up, I explained. The dad asked him, "Son, where are your socks?" And in front of his parents, he proceeded to climb up on top of the bench to reach up and grab laoshi's lunch bag.

At least the parents know I'm not making it up.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Yeah no gran.
Are you implying that I'm the reason the site goes down?
No-one's implying that at all. Since I program, allow me to give everyone some of my insight. Every time someone fixes a bug, the fix introduces the possibility of another bug emerging. Each line of code may have side effects which may, or may not, affect code elsewhere. Most of the time, such side effects are trivial. But occasionally, the entire table of dominoes fall. When that happens, the entire Server can go down. I hope that this explanation helps.

So what I'm getting out of this is Gran is a bug.


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lisamarlene wrote:

Completely random classroom moment:

A dad asked me this morning if I could look for his son's socks from yesterday. I found one but not the other. I promised we'd look.
The Chinese teacher arrives. I mention it to her and she bursts out laughing, then says she will have to check her kitchen.
Apparently the boy has been *routinely* climbing up on top of furniture to reach the supply shelf so he can put his dirty socks in her lunch bag, and sometimes she forgets to check before she goes home.
Even for a three-year-old, it's a bit weird.
The kicker: when the parents came to pick him up, I explained. The dad asked him, "Son, where are your socks?" And in front of his parents, he proceeded to climb up on top of the bench to reach up and grab laoshi's lunch bag.

At least the parents know I'm not making it up.

he must really like her.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Yeah no gran.
Are you implying that I'm the reason the site goes down?
No-one's implying that at all. Since I program, allow me to give everyone some of my insight. Every time someone fixes a bug, the fix introduces the possibility of another bug emerging. Each line of code may have side effects which may, or may not, affect code elsewhere. Most of the time, such side effects are trivial. But occasionally, the entire table of dominoes fall. When that happens, the entire Server can go down. I hope that this explanation helps.
So what I'm getting out of this is Gran is a bug.

That's entirely possible.


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Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Completely random classroom moment:

A dad asked me this morning if I could look for his son's socks from yesterday. I found one but not the other. I promised we'd look.
The Chinese teacher arrives. I mention it to her and she bursts out laughing, then says she will have to check her kitchen.
Apparently the boy has been *routinely* climbing up on top of furniture to reach the supply shelf so he can put his dirty socks in her lunch bag, and sometimes she forgets to check before she goes home.
Even for a three-year-old, it's a bit weird.
The kicker: when the parents came to pick him up, I explained. The dad asked him, "Son, where are your socks?" And in front of his parents, he proceeded to climb up on top of the bench to reach up and grab laoshi's lunch bag.

At least the parents know I'm not making it up.

he must really like her.

That's precisely what his dad said.


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I was driving through town the other day and I saw a sign that read "Watch for Children". I thought "That sounds like a good deal. I'd better go pick up my kids and then come back here."


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I tried to explain to my 4-year-old that it's perfectly normal to sometimes accidentally poop in your pants, but he still makes fun of me for it.


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Conversations with kids are great. After all, how many adults ask you what your fifth favorite dinosaur is?


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My son asked me what it's like to be married, so I told him to leave me alone and then asked him why he was ignoring me.


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The other day I was washing the car with my son. Then my wife came out and asked me why I wasn't using the sponge instead.


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Parenting is a world full of wonder. For instance, just now I'm wondering why my 5-year-old just ran into the kitchen, grabbed a handful of napkins, and then ran back to his room without saying a word.


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Stegosaurus...


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Only in Wisconsin.

It's forty degrees tops, and raining steadily, and yet they're out there with the Farmers market set up.


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If I haven't mentioned it yet, we're really enjoying Re: Zero.
Food Wars is good, but not a "binge watch until it's really too late for us" show.


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Things NobodysHome Hates #584395:

Games that give you your success chances in percentages that are actually lies.

Final Fantasy Online is a huge culprit. When you're trying to craft a high-quality item, it gives you a percent chance of success. Unfortunately, if that percentage is under 90%, you're virtually guaranteed to fail. Nothing like trying to craft an HQ item at 84% just to have it fail six times in a row. That's already only a 0.0017% chance of occurring naturally, but when it happens so many times that you just get used to the idea that "84% = automatic failure", you wonder, "Why the heck don't you just give me some meaningless number so I don't get my hopes up?"

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I remember a lot of the reviews for Mario and Rabbids praising the game for just that. Hit chances are listed simply as 0, 50, or 100%, and miraculously all testing proved them accurate.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Stegosaurus...

Hey!! How did you know??


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Ugh, 8 hours on Saturday, during the day, while it's raining all day.

Watch how quickly people try turning it into a glorified daycare.

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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Conversations with kids are great. After all, how many adults ask you what your fifth favorite dinosaur is?

Are we using the official scientific definition of "dinosaur" or the colloquial one? (I.e., do pterosaurs, ancient aquatic reptiles, etc. count or not?)


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Orthos wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Conversations with kids are great. After all, how many adults ask you what your fifth favorite dinosaur is?
Are we using the official scientific definition of "dinosaur" or the colloquial one? (I.e., do pterosaurs, ancient aquatic reptiles, etc. count or not?)

Since it's a theoretical kid asking, I suppose any dinosaur-type thing could be allowed.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Things NobodysHome Hates #584395:

Games that give you your success chances in percentages that are actually lies.

Final Fantasy Online is a huge culprit. When you're trying to craft a high-quality item, it gives you a percent chance of success. Unfortunately, if that percentage is under 90%, you're virtually guaranteed to fail. Nothing like trying to craft an HQ item at 84% just to have it fail six times in a row. That's already only a 0.0017% chance of occurring naturally, but when it happens so many times that you just get used to the idea that "84% = automatic failure", you wonder, "Why the heck don't you just give me some meaningless number so I don't get my hopes up?"

RNGs are hated across games for that reasons.

The thing is that the number showed might be nominally correct, as in, the number drawn from RNG is compared to the value listed and the issue is that the RNG itself is flawed, picking some numbers above others instead of having equal chance for each possible result within the listed range.


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Going to take my mother to see Thor: Ragnarök today. She hasn't been outside in months (her choice).


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I just hate it when the air is so dry that the skin on the sole of the foot splits. It's going to make walking today ... interesting. Have to make sure that dirt doesn't get into the split before it heals. Rather not have a pimple on my foot, again. Last one I had felt like I was walking on a pebble.


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Break time!


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Now it gets busy.


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Hey, everyone. Here are my blades.

My Shortsword
My Ninjato
My miniature Sword set
From left to right: a Half-length Katana, a Half-length Wakizashi, a Tanto.
My Combat Knife


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John Napier 698 wrote:
I just hate it when the air is so dry that the skin on the sole of the foot splits. It's going to make walking today ... interesting. Have to make sure that dirt doesn't get into the split before it heals. Rather not have a pimple on my foot, again. Last one I had felt like I was walking on a pebble.

Bag balm.

Farmers use it on cow udders, or used to.
The uchi deshi at our old Soho used it on their feet because they were training 6-8 hours a day, barefoot.


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I'll look for it.


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Today I present you asteroid drakes!


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Important lesson management learned today, that they seem to forget every year.

Captain Yesterday Doesn't train.


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Looks like it's just me today.

Gyrates gears hypnotically.


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Creativity


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~Laughter~


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Kylo Ren


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Sharoth wrote:
~Laughter~

Original (non-imgur) version!

XD


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Last break, then it's just an hour left!


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captain yesterday wrote:
Last break, then it's just an hour left!

~calls CY's boss and tells him that CY wants to work until close today~


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That mouse is smarter than me.


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lisamarlene wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
I just hate it when the air is so dry that the skin on the sole of the foot splits. It's going to make walking today ... interesting. Have to make sure that dirt doesn't get into the split before it heals. Rather not have a pimple on my foot, again. Last one I had felt like I was walking on a pebble.

Bag balm.

Farmers use it on cow udders, or used to.
The uchi deshi at our old Soho used it on their feet because they were training 6-8 hours a day, barefoot.

moves lisamarlene to top of list


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Less than fifteen minutes left!

Adds a sparkler to the hypnotic gyrating gears dance.


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Today, I did some sidesword practice

Then swapped sword pics with John.

Then recorded a song about birthday cake, incorporating chords I thought I'd forgotten.

Then went to the pub.

Soon, I will play Skyrim.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
~Laughter~

Original (non-imgur) version!

XD

That was very Tactful of you.


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Sharoth wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Last break, then it's just an hour left!
~calls CY's boss and tells him that CY wants to work until close today~

Ha! Brute Squad doesn't follow the normal chain of command.

Also, he left an hour and a half before me.

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