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NobodysHome wrote:
Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Why did you make me Google this?

Now Freehold will be insufferable for months.

I already checked.

The closest one to me is 3 hours away.

This will not stand.

I got curious. There are *none* in northern California.

L.A. has a bunch.

Come to Wisconsin we have it all!, abundant McRibs, AND Dairy Queen's with parking in the rear.

** spoiler omitted **

Wow. That's pretty blue for you, NH.

Edit: DAMNIT!

I was entirely clothed for this commentary.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Why did you make me Google this?

Now Freehold will be insufferable for months.

I already checked.

The closest one to me is 3 hours away.

This will not stand.

20 results, just around Madison.

Which might be one of the reasons Wisconsinites struggle with obesity.

Two within a mile of my house, twenty within five miles. Because Texas.

And yet, I've never had one and never plan to.


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NobodysHome wrote:

My IM to GothBard:

And just like Herpes, the McRib is back for a limited time...

angriest of glares, most severe of frowns


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lisamarlene wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Why did you make me Google this?

Now Freehold will be insufferable for months.

I already checked.

The closest one to me is 3 hours away.

This will not stand.

20 results, just around Madison.

Which might be one of the reasons Wisconsinites struggle with obesity.

Two within a mile of my house, twenty within five miles. Because Texas.

And yet, I've never had one and never plan to.

do it for me, lisamarlene.


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Ok, what is wrong with McRib? Never had one, though description sounds ok-ish (I like BBQ sauce, though, so that's its main appeal from my point of view).

Shadow Lodge

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I never have either. I'm not huge on ribs, and if I'm going to have them I'm going to have them from a proper BBQ place, or cooked at home.

Shadow Lodge

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NobodysHome wrote:

GothBard just summarized the world's resistance to Linux beautifully:

"I don't want an operating system where if *you* die in a car crash, *I* can no longer use my computer."

And yeah, that about sums it up. Even the "user-friendly" Ubuntu only installs on a single drive if you use the default settings, and the other drives are invisible, so you have to know how to mount/unmount drives. Virtually every program you install needs some kind of command-line fix (Steam and its DNS issues, for example). If you don't understand sudo apt-get install you're rarely going to get anything working. Etc., etc., etc.

Sad, but true.

This is my opinion on the subject in a nutshell.

Windows may have its huge stack of problems, but at least it lets a software-blind commoner like me use it without complication right out of the box.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Why did you make me Google this?

Now Freehold will be insufferable for months.

I already checked.

The closest one to me is 3 hours away.

This will not stand.

I got curious. There are *none* in northern California.

L.A. has a bunch.

Come to Wisconsin we have it all!, abundant McRibs, AND Dairy Queen's with parking in the rear.

** spoiler omitted **

falls to knees, weeps


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Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Why did you make me Google this?

Now Freehold will be insufferable for months.

I already checked.

The closest one to me is 3 hours away.

This will not stand.

I got curious. There are *none* in northern California.

L.A. has a bunch.

Come to Wisconsin we have it all!, abundant McRibs, AND Dairy Queen's with parking in the rear.

also moves


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Hmmm...let me check availability in the various major towns of Illinois...

Um...yeah...pretty much every McDonald's in the state.


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"It probably sounds more heroic than it actually was" - Tiny T-Rex, being modest about extracting seeds from a pumpkin.


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What kind of character (at least class, race, theme) did you make for Starfinder, John.


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Vanykrye wrote:

Hmmm...let me check availability in the various major towns of Illinois...

Um...yeah...pretty much every McDonald's in the state.

moves again


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Morningstar brand fake-meat rib-like product tastes EXACTLY like a McRib.


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Also I noticed McRibs last week at our McDonald's. So also Ohio is an option.

I guess it's just the big city folk who suffer.


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

Also I noticed McRibs last week at our McDonald's. So also Ohio is an option.

I guess it's just the big city folk who suffer.

moves, weeps


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Freehold, by the time you get done following the McRibs around the country...that's some damn expensive McDonald's.


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lisamarlene wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Why did you make me Google this?

Now Freehold will be insufferable for months.

I already checked.

The closest one to me is 3 hours away.

This will not stand.

I got curious. There are *none* in northern California.

L.A. has a bunch.

Come to Wisconsin we have it all!, abundant McRibs, AND Dairy Queen's with parking in the rear.

** spoiler omitted **

Wow. That's pretty blue for you, NH.

Edit: DAMNIT!

I was entirely clothed for this commentary.

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL


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Gods, the little things keep adding up and adding up...
...and I'll try to shut up about it soon, but really:

(1) Last night I got my first Linux update. Not only did it not require a reboot after updating my network stack, but it didn't change my settings!!! Learn, Microsoft! Learn!

(2) Today as I was yet again reaching past the annoyingly-plugged in headphones to reach my KVM switch I thought, "Hey! I'm not on Windows any more! I bet Linux'll recognize all those USB 3.0 ports in the back that Windows (or Corsair) was confused about!"
Yep. Plugged my headphones in back. Ran just fine. All programs switched over to the new audio without a hitch.
I forget exactly why Windows (or Corsair) had such issues with the headphones (it might have been the Corsair drivers rather than Microsoft's fault), but going back to the "plug it in, it works, and forget about it" days is really nice.


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Vanykrye wrote:
Freehold, by the time you get done following the McRibs around the country...that's some damn expensive McDonald's.

its really the rear parking for the dairy queens that's expensive.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Freehold, by the time you get done following the McRibs around the country...that's some damn expensive McDonald's.
its really the rear parking for the dairy queens that's expensive.

That's what she said.

Scarab Sages

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NobodysHome wrote:

Finally, before I actually get to this "work" thing people keep reminding me I need to do, alcoholism really is amazing.

It's been well over two years (846 days now). Yet with the days growing shorter and the nights growing colder, there is an amazing urge to drink.

It's just kind of, "Geez, body! When are you going to give up on this?"
And yeah, the answer may be, "Never," but it is very annoying.

You can do it!

Scarab Sages

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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Truth

I used to do a lot of hobby photography, but I stuck with the low range of DSLR bodies. Understanding that what you see with your eyeball a camera cant reproduce, is so important. (and you could do HDR photos, but I personally think they end up ugly 99% of the time).

Scarab Sages

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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:

I found an image that really illustrates what I meant by doing HDR with more stops of light than the human eye usually sees.

Take a look at this.

It’s so bright and colorful that it’s not easy to look at. I don’t know exactly what the dynamic range of this photo is, but it’s definitely above 21 stops. If you walking into this scene, this is not what you’d see. It wouldn’t be this bright or colorful to the human eye. Yet, despite having a dynamic range above what we typically see, we’re still capable of seeing it. It’s just jarring and unnatural.

It looks like a still from animation, not a photograph of a real location.
Largely because it’s a bunch of photographs of the same location, each exposed differently, with the most colorful tones for each area pulled out and combined into one picture intended to be as colorful as possible. The human eye can’t do that, so it looks artificial.

The artificial look of it really puts me off, even though its a nice picture.


NobodysHome wrote:

Why did you make me Google this?

Now Freehold will be insufferable for months.

Any time, my friend. Any time. :)


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Serious, dramatic, important life question: if I uninstall a game, does steam remember my achievements?


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I finally finished Frasier. And, as much as I enjoyed it, and the cast I have to admit: I’m glad it’s over. I don’t particularly think that it stayed past it’s welcome, or any such thing, but it was clear to me, for my purposes, that it was time to MoveOn, and the show ended (or rather, I got to the end). I’m glad I saw it, it is definitely not going to go down in history as one of my favorite shows of all time, but I can definitely see and understand why it was so popular for so long.


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Tacticslion wrote:
I finally finished Frasier. And, as much as I enjoyed it, and the cast I have to admit: I’m glad it’s over. I don’t particularly think that it stayed past it’s welcome, or any such thing, but it was clear to me, for my purposes, that it was time to MoveOn, and the show ended (or rather, I got to the end). I’m glad I saw it, it is definitely not going to go down in history as one of my favorite shows of all time, but I can definitely see and understand why it was so popular for so long.

I've got a lot of nostalgia for it. We weren't a Friends house; my parents had watched Cheers for years and then continued on to Frasier. It was very cleverly written, and I love a lot of the jokes it had, but rewatching it on Netflix showed that a lot of it had not aged as well as it could have.

Scarab Sages

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Tacticslion wrote:
Serious, dramatic, important life question: if I uninstall a game, does steam remember my achievements?

Yes, steam remembers your achievements.


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Woran wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Serious, dramatic, important life question: if I uninstall a game, does steam remember my achievements?
Yes, steam remembers your achievements.

Pepperidge Farm remembers.


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Woran wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Serious, dramatic, important life question: if I uninstall a game, does steam remember my achievements?
Yes, steam remembers your achievements.

Than I still exist! I have validaaaaaaaaation~!

gran rey de los mono wrote:
Pepperidge Farm remembers.

... I'll take it!


Tacticslion wrote:
I finally finished Frasier. And, as much as I enjoyed it, and the cast I have to admit: I’m glad it’s over. I don’t particularly think that it stayed past it’s welcome, or any such thing, but it was clear to me, for my purposes, that it was time to MoveOn, and the show ended (or rather, I got to the end). I’m glad I saw it, it is definitely not going to go down in history as one of my favorite shows of all time, but I can definitely see and understand why it was so popular for so long.
Scintillae wrote:
I've got a lot of nostalgia for it. We weren't a Friends house; my parents had watched Cheers for years and then continued on to Frasier. It was very cleverly written, and I love a lot of the jokes it had, but rewatching it on Netflix showed that a lot of it had not aged as well as it could have.

This is pretty accurate, yeah.

I was never a big follower of sitcoms. We watched Family Matters and Home Improvement, and sometimes Full House, but that's pretty much it. I enjoyed a few episodes of Seinfeld, but never followed it. I liked the opening for Friends a lot, but never really watched it. I know my sisters watched other things, but they were mostly out of the house by the time I really watched much tv (being 13 and 12 when I was born).

So watching Frasier was an interesting experience. I think the inherent forma of Sitcoms actually harmed its over-all narrative and several of the themes are hard-pressed when stretched over that far.


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I tend to not watch major network sitcoms at all. To me, everything is just stagnant and there's little or no actual character growth over time. Very few allow for the characters to grow and change with the passage of time.

Scarab Sages

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Tacticslion wrote:
Woran wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Serious, dramatic, important life question: if I uninstall a game, does steam remember my achievements?
Yes, steam remembers your achievements.

Than I still exist! I have validaaaaaaaaation~!

I'm an achievement hoarder. So I know how you feel.


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Scintillae wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
I finally finished Frasier. And, as much as I enjoyed it, and the cast I have to admit: I’m glad it’s over. I don’t particularly think that it stayed past it’s welcome, or any such thing, but it was clear to me, for my purposes, that it was time to MoveOn, and the show ended (or rather, I got to the end). I’m glad I saw it, it is definitely not going to go down in history as one of my favorite shows of all time, but I can definitely see and understand why it was so popular for so long.
I've got a lot of nostalgia for it. We weren't a Friends house; my parents had watched Cheers for years and then continued on to Frasier. It was very cleverly written, and I love a lot of the jokes it had, but rewatching it on Netflix showed that a lot of it had not aged as well as it could have.

I tell people "walk and talk, Niles" when they stand telling a long story to this day.

Most people don't get the reference.


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I didn't realize how many sourcebooks I owned until I had to lug them in from my car for D&D club.


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How not to run a company:

(1) Make your bug submission tool SO complex that most employees won't even bother trying because it takes 20 minutes and 30 required fields (most of which you have to guess at) to file a single bug.

(2) Allow the service techs to set the status to "waiting on filer" so that the bug auto-closes in 7 days.

(3) Make sure that even if the filer provides additional information, the status doesn't get auto-updated; the person who filed the bug has to know to manually update the status.

Win!

The service tech gets credit for "fixing" a bug by just letting it die, the employee is frustrated and stops filing bugs, and your metrics look great.

Oh, what's that? You actually want to improve the product? Sorry. That's not us.


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NobodysHome wrote:

How not to run a company:

(1) Make your bug submission tool SO complex that most employees won't even bother trying because it takes 20 minutes and 30 required fields (most of which you have to guess at) to file a single bug.

(2) Allow the service techs to set the status to "waiting on filer" so that the bug auto-closes in 7 days.

(3) Make sure that even if the filer provides additional information, the status doesn't get auto-updated; the person who filed the bug has to know to manually update the status.

Win!

The service tech gets credit for "fixing" a bug by just letting it die, the employee is frustrated and stops filing bugs, and your metrics look great.

Oh, what's that? You actually want to improve the product? Sorry. That's not us.

A very major company I've worked at had a similar process and outcome.


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Hello, everyone!


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Captain ? wrote:
What kind of character (at least class, race, theme) did you make for Starfinder, John.

Kyle Andrew Sorrenson

Note the +10 Pilot skill at 1st level.


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Character session done.

Half-orc barbarian, tiefling warlock, tiefling ranger, human bard, elf rogue, and at least one other kiddo who couldn't make it today.

The ranger went with the noble background. Warlock took folk hero and declared that she had become a folk hero after robbing the noble tiefling. Rogue went with charlatan and announced his special con was forging papers to pass as the noble.

Quoth the warlock: "I can't decide! Do I set people on fire or gaslight them?"

We haven't even started yet, and I'm already seeing this go off the rails.


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A deep philosophical question:

Is Murderhobo-ing (or SlaughterTramp-ing, as we call it; 'Death-fest in Hyboria' is a great album, too) innate or learned behaviour?


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Limeylongears wrote:

A deep philosophical question:

Is Murderhobo-ing (or SlaughterTramp-ing, as we call it; 'Death-fest in Hyboria' is a great album, too) innate or learned behaviour?

In my opinion, it is "failed to learn" behavior.

If a parent fails to teach their child that other people's feelings, opinions, and lives actually matter, they will grow up to be murderhobos. Or presidents.

Oops.

More seriously, a lot of it is genetic: I am far more empathetic than either of my brothers, and we were all raised in the same household, with a constant barrage of, "You're only in it for yourself! Who cares about anyone else?" from my father.

So I think:
(1) The person has to be genetically predisposed to be a murderhobo
(2) The person has to have parents/peers/mentors who allow them to be a murderhobo


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Wait, who are we killing? Whoever it is, I'm game.


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Two tickets to a movie AND two large drinks for less than the price of a single ticket in Florida. I love the Midwest!

This theater looks like it was transported from the 70s, but it's clean, quiet, and just cool.


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Two earthquakes and a refinery explosion. I love the Bay Area!


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NobodysHome wrote:

Two earthquakes and a refinery explosion. I love the Bay Area!

are you okay?


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Two earthquakes and a refinery explosion. I love the Bay Area!

are you okay?

Yeah, but thanks for asking.

(1) The first earthquake was hilarious: Both Impus Major and I thought it was a "cute little earthquake". GothBard thought someone had dropped something. Impus Minor thought someone had fallen over in the bathroom. Just a polite little, "Hey! You're in earthquake country here!"

(2) The second earthquake's epicenter was nearly 100 miles south of us. I think the people around here who claim to have felt it were just imagining things.

(3) Shiro called me in a bit of a tizzy telling me that he'd heard there was a "shelter in place" for Contra Costa County, and I'm right on the border. Well, there was, until they learned that the two 3-million gallon tanks of ethanol had been nearly empty, and "only" around 176,000 gallons were burning. Of ethanol.

So, since we actually have air purifiers from last year's fires, I closed up the house and cranked up the industrial one in the living room, but even when it first started up it had an air quality rate of 6, whatever that means. During the fires I think it hit 11.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Two earthquakes and a refinery explosion. I love the Bay Area!

are you okay?

Yeah, but thanks for asking.

(1) The first earthquake was hilarious: Both Impus Major and I thought it was a "cute little earthquake". GothBard thought someone had dropped something. Impus Minor thought someone had fallen over in the bathroom. Just a polite little, "Hey! You're in earthquake country here!"

(2) The second earthquake's epicenter was nearly 100 miles south of us. I think the people around here who claim to have felt it were just imagining things.

(3) Shiro called me in a bit of a tizzy telling me that he'd heard there was a "shelter in place" for Contra Costa County, and I'm right on the border. Well, there was, until they learned that the two 3-million gallon tanks of ethanol had been nearly empty, and "only" around 176,000 gallons were burning. Of ethanol.

So, since we actually have air purifiers from last year's fires, I closed up the house and cranked up the industrial one in the living room, but even when it first started up it had an air quality rate of 6, whatever that means. During the fires I think it hit 11.

And yet, if we still lived in Richmond, WW would be *completely* losing his s***.


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lisamarlene wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Two earthquakes and a refinery explosion. I love the Bay Area!

are you okay?

Yeah, but thanks for asking.

(1) The first earthquake was hilarious: Both Impus Major and I thought it was a "cute little earthquake". GothBard thought someone had dropped something. Impus Minor thought someone had fallen over in the bathroom. Just a polite little, "Hey! You're in earthquake country here!"

(2) The second earthquake's epicenter was nearly 100 miles south of us. I think the people around here who claim to have felt it were just imagining things.

(3) Shiro called me in a bit of a tizzy telling me that he'd heard there was a "shelter in place" for Contra Costa County, and I'm right on the border. Well, there was, until they learned that the two 3-million gallon tanks of ethanol had been nearly empty, and "only" around 176,000 gallons were burning. Of ethanol.

So, since we actually have air purifiers from last year's fires, I closed up the house and cranked up the industrial one in the living room, but even when it first started up it had an air quality rate of 6, whatever that means. During the fires I think it hit 11.

And yet, if we still lived in Richmond, WW would be *completely* losing his s***.

mark your calendar. I agree with WW on something.

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