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Alternatively... I could wait for a bigger sale...

<.<

>.>

And get myself Syndicate and Encased on Steam.


And some clothing, apparently.


Sadly, Deathloop will have to wait for better times (i.e. the abstract future time when I get a better computer).

It started with stating that AMD cards are not supported and there might be issues.

The biggest issue are the long-long loading times between the zones that can make you think the game froze. The graphic, even despite being auto set to the lowest are nice, but I feels a hint of headache incoming - big kudos to the designers for adding "headbob" setting that you can set to 0. Aside of long loading times, the game frame rate tears and messes up a lot. Not a good thing in game that is supposed to rely on dynamic combats.

I might need to get to that Freehold's tunnel beneath NobodysHome's Home and get my hands on Impish computers (and get it blamed on Freehold).


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NobodysHome wrote:

Aaaaand, the unemployment office continues to enrage me. In short:

(1) They seize 1.1% of your gross paycheck for your entire career. Anything you try to do to avoid it is subject to criminal penalties.

(2) If you attempt to use it, you are treated with the stereotypical condescension of an Ayn Rand advocate: "Oh, if we give you any money not to work, it will encourage you to be a slacker, so you're a loser even for asking. And by the way, we're going to assume you're a criminal trying to commit fraud and treat you like one until you can prove to our satisfaction otherwise."

(3) Swallowing your pride and subjecting to the interrogations, you get a pittance that is less than the state's minimum wage.

(4) If you work at all, they deduct whatever you made from that pittance.

This tirade brought to you by GothBard's reduced unemployment check because she had the gall to earn $200 doing the design test for her favored company.

Prolitircs:

The main purpose of British aid for the unemployed is a) providing a large pool of insecure casual labour, and b) sating the sadism of those lucky enough not to be out of work and who feel resentful of anyone not having a horribly bad time. Seems many countries are similar.

Sovereign Court

Classic trick for everyone now! Next poster, I need your assistance please!

Now, pick a number between 1 - 9 (including either of those numbers).

Double it, and then add five.

Times the new number by ten.

Select another number and divide it from the new number.

Post the result and I'll tell you the two numbers you have selected!

Spoiler:
No spoilers from the rest of you, please and thank you. :-)


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Jurassic Bard wrote:

Classic trick for everyone now! Next poster, I need your assistance please!

Now, pick a number between 1 - 9 (including either of those numbers).

Double it, and then add five.

Times the new number by ten.

Select another number and divide it from the new number.

Post the result and I'll tell you the two numbers you have selected!

** spoiler omitted **

42! It's always 42.

Or 69.


Jurassic Bard wrote:

Classic trick for everyone now! Next poster, I need your assistance please!

Now, pick a number between 1 - 9 (including either of those numbers).

Double it, and then add five.

Times the new number by ten.

Select another number and divide it from the new number.

Post the result and I'll tell you the two numbers you have selected!

** spoiler omitted **

What surprises me is the number of decimal results I can generate from this.

36.66666666...
15.714285...

Spoiler:
But yeah, looking it over it looks like uniqueness is assured. I'm surprised it's that simple, but that 50 really messes everything up in terms of trying to generate two separate solutions.


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Limeylongears wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Oh, geez. I suppose this is politics:
For me, the issue really boils down to, "If the government is in the business of seizing your money 'for your own good', then it had better darned well be in the business of giving you a decent return on your investment."

GothBard's unemployment maximum is less than she's put in over the years, and they've had ten years to invest that money in "safe" treasury bonds. So they have utterly failed to manage her money wisely, and then they're giving it to her in such a trickle that we'd lose the house if we were dependent on it.

"We're going to seize your money and then lose it," makes nobody happy.

Sovereign Court

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Ford Prefect wrote:
Jurassic Bard wrote:

Classic trick for everyone now! Next poster, I need your assistance please!

Now, pick a number between 1 - 9 (including either of those numbers).

Double it, and then add five.

Times the new number by ten.

Select another number and divide it from the new number.

Post the result and I'll tell you the two numbers you have selected!

** spoiler omitted **

42! It's always 42.

Or 69.

The numbers you have selected are 8 and 5!

Sovereign Court

NobodysHome wrote:
Jurassic Bard wrote:

Classic trick for everyone now! Next poster, I need your assistance please!

Now, pick a number between 1 - 9 (including either of those numbers).

Double it, and then add five.

Times the new number by ten.

Select another number and divide it from the new number.

Post the result and I'll tell you the two numbers you have selected!

** spoiler omitted **

What surprises me is the number of decimal results I can generate from this.

36.66666666...
15.714285...

** spoiler omitted **

Indeed, hence why you have to focus on numbers as a whole.


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Impus Minor: So how do you commit "petty theft auto"?
NobodysHome: Steal the Celica.


And yes, after the whole key incident today, Impus Minor opined that he could leave the Celica in the DVC parking lot with all the doors open and the keys and the dashboard and no one would steal it, and I could not disagree with him.


NobodysHome wrote:

And yes, after the whole key incident today, Impus Minor opined that he could leave the Celica in the DVC parking lot with all the doors open and the keys and the dashboard and no one would steal it, and I could not disagree with him.

Fun fact: Ever since I worked at Toys R Us I've developed this habit of occasionally forgetting my car keys on my seat, and since I have to roll down the window to open the door from the outside I often leave my driver's window down.

But I still have my car!


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"Whats your cars security system?

"No one else is brave enough to drive it


It's always distressing to see young men cluelessly taking risks young women would never conceive of.

Yesterday Impus Minor started socializing with another guy in his math class. They talked for about an hour, then class let out early and Impus Minor admitted that I wouldn't get there 'til 5:00 pm, so he was stuck hanging around campus.

The almost-complete stranger offered Impus Minor a ride home, and he accepted.

Glad he's home safe, and considering the guy was a classmate of his it wasn't an extreme risk, but still... guys almost never think about such things.


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While listening to Black Sabbath on my headphones yesterday I was struck by two things.

1. Black Sabbath and Marvel have two entirely different visions of Iron Man

2. Geezer Butler is criminally underrated as a bassist and lyricist.


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NobodysHome wrote:

It's always distressing to see young men cluelessly taking risks young women would never conceive of.

Yesterday Impus Minor started socializing with another guy in his math class. They talked for about an hour, then class let out early and Impus Minor admitted that I wouldn't get there 'til 5:00 pm, so he was stuck hanging around campus.

The almost-complete stranger offered Impus Minor a ride home, and he accepted.

Glad he's home safe, and considering the guy was a classmate of his it wasn't an extreme risk, but still... guys almost never think about such things.

Ha! I drive a work truck in the winter so the boss will randomly send me to pick someone up that contacted him for work via Facebook.


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NobodysHome wrote:


Glad he's home safe, and considering the guy was a classmate of his it wasn't an extreme risk, but still... guys almost never think about such things.

It's a much lower level of risk for guys, for a large number of reasons.

Before everyone had a cel phone I used to stop and help people on the side of the road and pick up people all the time.

One guy was someone in army fatigues stumbling along the road on a FREEZING new years eve/night. He hops in. Turns out he was in the national guard and needed to get back to a hotel 8 miles away in an hour or two to go guard a nuclear power plant in the area. Sober and walking, not that hard to do. In his current condition.. yeah was not going to happen.

Blizzard, I had a four wheel drive suburban so I'm chugging through like its nothing. (slowly. i'm not one of THOSE). Sports car on the side of the road, heavily tinted windows. Get out, knock knock. No answer. Get back in. Drive drive drive. Another car. get out. Non tinted windows, no one there. Footprints in the snow. Drive drive drive.. lady walking on the side of the road in 3 feet of snow. Pull over. Hop in.

Turns out it was my local librarian. Said she recognized me or would have taken her chances with the snow/coyotes.

Read in the paper the next day the driver of the red car was in it when it got hit by a semi.

Mother/daughter with a flat tire. Push the car further off the road, start changing flat

"Mom, this guy could be like a serial killer or something."
"No , if this guy was anywhere near a body the police would have arrested him in five minutes. Serial killers look normal, like your boyfriend"

(I'm aware this is a comedy routine. its also my life)

Small car busts a tire. its about as small as a car can be and still have doors, its also from the 70s. With the original tires apparently. Try to help them tug on the lug nut. Wont move. OOOOOMF.. wont move. GRRRRRRRRR... PPUUUUUUL.

Lifted the car up off the jack. Nut still didn't move.
Grumble grumble... half a can of wd40 later we got it off.
Then i started keeping a 4 way in the car.


Jurassic Bard wrote:

Classic trick for everyone now! Next poster, I need your assistance please!

Now, pick a number between 1 - 9 (including either of those numbers).

Double it, and then add five.

Times the new number by ten.

Select another number and divide it from the new number.

Post the result and I'll tell you the two numbers you have selected!

** spoiler omitted **

11.25


Deathloop had a hard crash that scared me a bit. When that happens I am always wondering if it is a game, or is the computer falling apart.

Sovereign Court

Freehold DM wrote:
Jurassic Bard wrote:

Classic trick for everyone now! Next poster, I need your assistance please!

Now, pick a number between 1 - 9 (including either of those numbers).

Double it, and then add five.

Times the new number by ten.

Select another number and divide it from the new number.

Post the result and I'll tell you the two numbers you have selected!

** spoiler omitted **

11.25

Your numbers are 2 and 8!


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We're adopting cats from the Yorkshire Cats Protection League; I thought they had to do checks and things before they handed over any moggies, but apparently, they've immediately determined that we are entirely suitable and can just have them.

What's going on? Are they just extremely trusting, or do they have an intelligence network of unparallelled reach and sophistication?


Oops. There's an overlap.

There are two solutions for

23.333333


41.508


All the full size paver slabs are laid down, now all I have to do is cut a whole bunch of curves!

Then it's on to the next phase of the project.


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I never ask my groups to come up with a name for their adventuring party just to avoid
this type of situation.

Liberty's Edge

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-Emerges from rabbit hole-

Huh, must'a taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque.

-Climbs back in rabbit hole-


Have a) a hot dog, and b) a jumping frog.


There is a nest/getting to be a colony of rats outside my garage door. I dont mind them, but they're creeping my sister out.

So i'm trying to trap them with a havahart trap. baited with peanut butter (because they don't like cheese as much as you'd think from cartoons)

I'm not encouraged from the way they're looking at me like the peanut butter box is here...

I mean I know the trap works. I keep catching early rising/late to bed squirrels. But the rats leave the trap shut the bait eaten and.. no rats....


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"As a waitress, I always loved it when someone said 'Give my compliments to The Chef.' I would smile and say 'Of course,' but think 'Ma'am, there's no chef. Back there? That's Travis. He's 19, stoned as f~*~, and has only been cooking for 3 weeks. But I'll be happy to tell him that you enjoyed your meal'."

Sovereign Court

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Vanykrye wrote:
41.508

I'm sorry my friend, but there is no mathematical solution to reach your number.

So, I shall concede, and give you your prize.

*Gives Vanykrye a new llama.*


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I'm not certain if what woke me up, at 4:30 this morning was two raccoons fighting, two raccoons screwing, or a Demogorgon doing his best impression of a Denis Leary rant outside my bedroom window, but it was not pleasant to listen to. Not happy.


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It's nice to see the kids getting better at saying, "No."

The kids have to get up at 7:30 am today for school. Last night Social Girl wanted them to drive her and some friends up to Tilden park at 6:00 pm so they could hang out in the park after dark. Impus Major immediately responded, "It's a school night, and that's an utterly stupid idea. No."
Impus Minor told Impus Major he'd hurt Social Girl's feelings by calling her idea stupid, but that didn't sway him. And eventually Impus Minor decided he'd rather stay at home as well.

Staying home on school nights. It's a first step.


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It's pretty far outside of mating season.

Although maybe that was the source of the disagreement.


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BigNorseWolf wrote:

It's pretty far outside of mating season.

Although maybe that was the source of the disagreement.

Nah. She's a "user", through and through. She's the one who shows up at people's houses, drags them out, then goes to houses where she knows food is available and feeds everyone on the host's dime. Even though the kids don't appreciate my attitude towards her, they've at least noticed that whenever she comes over, the very first thing she does is raid our fridge, and they admitted that it's how she behaves at everyone's house. Add to that that when Impus Major paid for pizza for the group she had no cash on her, has no payment accounts (Zelle or Venmo), and he had to badger her for a week just to get his $15 back. Both kids are starting to realize just what kind of person she is.

(My favorite was that she paid him back $10 of the $15 one day. I'm sure she was expecting him to say, "OK, that's good enough," but he kept badgering her for 3 more days until she paid the rest.)

Everyone needs to encounter such a user early in life so they know how to recognize them. So at least I can appreciate that she's teaching them a valuable lesson.

EDIT: I'm fairly sure the only reason they got invited last night was to provide the car ride to and from Tilden.

EDIT 2: I finally figured out a way to put it succinctly: When other people come over, it's because they want to hang out with the Impii. When she comes over, it's because she wants a place to hang out with her friends. The presence of the Impii isn't necessary.


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I mean with the raccoons fighting but the ninjaing of opportunity is hillarious... :)


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BigNorseWolf wrote:
I mean with the raccoons fighting but the ninjaing of opportunity is hillarious... :)

Well, you mentioned "mating" and she's living the stereotype: She's young, attractive, sexually active, tells all her male friends about her sex life, then asks them to do things for her that would make her oh-so-happy.

Such behavior has existed since the advent of co-ed high schools. And I'm sure for many, many centuries before that as well.


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NobodysHome wrote:
It's nice to see the kids getting better at saying, "No."

Awww, Deathloop dead-crashed on me again so I was going to ask Impus Major to lend me his gaming computer...


Jurassic Bard wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
41.508

I'm sorry my friend, but there is no mathematical solution to reach your number.

So, I shall concede, and give you your prize.

*Gives Vanykrye a new llama.*

BTW...the numbers are pi and e.


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Vanykrye wrote:
Jurassic Bard wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
41.508

I'm sorry my friend, but there is no mathematical solution to reach your number.

So, I shall concede, and give you your prize.

*Gives Vanykrye a new llama.*

BTW...the numbers are pi and e.

Now you're just being irrational.


And now I died. Losing some nice loot, big pile of residuum, and having to go back to that damn bunker again on another day just because it isn't open earlier, and I need the code for the progress. The ability from the Visionary would be a nice bonus.

It happened in part because of somehow glitchy detection and stealth kill system (or maybe the gfx stuttering hit me at the exactly right moment). And after s$+# hit the fan, instead of fleeing I tried to regain the lost residuum instead of fleeing. Of course, without recovering the residuum or getting more on the later part of the day (I had two more before reset) I would not be able to keep the loot anyway.

Note to self, laser is nice and burns things to crisps, but it burns through battery far too quickly to be a viable weapon for anything other than one-on-one with Julianna or any other of the Visionaries or small groups at best.


It also hits one of the issue with the game - loading times are so ridiculous that lost time is the primary punishment for dying.


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lisamarlene wrote:
I'm not certain if what woke me up, at 4:30 this morning was two raccoons fighting, two raccoons screwing, or a Demogorgon doing his best impression of a Denis Leary rant outside my bedroom window, but it was not pleasant to listen to. Not happy.

I woke up suddenly very early this morning too. ALL (DE) asked me if everything was OK, and I said 'Yes. I was just having a dream about a monkey fighting a vulture', as if that explained everything.


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
"As a waitress, I always loved it when someone said 'Give my compliments to The Chef.' I would smile and say 'Of course,' but think 'Ma'am, there's no chef. Back there? That's Travis. He's 19, stoned as f*#*, and has only been cooking for 3 weeks. But I'll be happy to tell him that you enjoyed your meal'."

Back when I drank, I made the absolutely most incredible meals when I was seriously drunk.

We called it "drunken chef".

There's something about being mentally impaired that makes you a better cook. Freer with the seasonings? More willing to experiment? Who knows? But I'll take a drunken chef over a sober one any day of the week.

Just look at Julia Child.


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Speaking of which, for those that care, it takes about 5 years for alcohol cravings to finally go away completely.

It's not a fun climb.


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NobodysHome wrote:


We called it "drunken chef".

Cooking cherry is just a conspiracy to have alcohol on hand.


Hello, everyone.


John Napier 698 wrote:
Hello, everyone.

John!!!!!

Hello there!


Hiya, John!


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June: drive 18 hours to visit a friend and go fishing in Texas
October: drive 20 hours to visit family and go hunting in New York
November: drive 18 hours for my uncle's memorial service in New Mexico

I think this state needs to change its motto to "Iowa: Only Two Days Away From Wherever You're Going"

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