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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #780 on: February 20, 2018, 04:47:26 pm »
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If someone had told me that I was gonna have to solve riddles in order to perform my required job functions, I would've joined Nicholas Cage as a Treasure Hunter.

Also, it's shit like this that makes security breaches like those that made our executives have a couple heart attacks last week well-deserved.

I'm so glad the company I'm supporting via contract is interested in my skills. My company obviously doesn't give a shit.
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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #781 on: February 22, 2018, 12:05:48 pm »
Should get my final draft approved for the interesting tech I mentioned a few weeks ago today.  Though it likely won't be published for weeks, as soon as its OK'd, I'll post an abridged version of it here.

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #782 on: February 22, 2018, 06:48:17 pm »
Dumbass FB friend posts link about "BBC MAKES SHOCKING DOCUMENTARY PROVING JESUS WAS A BUDDHIST MONK!", complains she can't find the documentary.

Me: That's because it's not real, and the BBC never did such a thing. It's satire.

Her: Yeah, but how do you know?

Five other people on her page: Wait, this is from "Lamb", by Christopher Moore.

Other guy: My dad's been talking about this for 30 years!

Her: OMG then it must be real!

Us: READ MORE BOOKS, USE LESS INTERNET.

Her: Ang, just because you're a historian doesn't mean you really know everything.

Me: WELL, ACTUALEEEEE, IT MAKES ME MORE QUALIFIED THAN CHRISTOPHER MOORE BUT YOU SHOULD READ HIM ANYWAY.

Her: But this documentary!

Me: It's not real! You're on a clickbaity website called "Earth We Are One", that has subheaders for exopolitics and self-help.

Her: But how do YOU know?

Me: ...You hate vaccines, don't you?

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #783 on: February 22, 2018, 07:21:21 pm »
Incidentally, I second the recommendation of Lamb, by Christopher Moore.

If anyone needs additional convincing, the subtitle is "The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal".

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #784 on: February 22, 2018, 08:23:31 pm »
Clearly an ancient Rabbi was really a Buddhist monk because vaccines contain mercury and cause autism, it's just science sheeple.

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #785 on: February 22, 2018, 11:36:26 pm »
Clearly an ancient Rabbi was really a Buddhist monk because vaccines contain mercury and cause autism, it's just science sheeple.

Romans did make pilgrimages to Buddhist shrines if they were God-Fearers stationed in the east, but this is straight out of a work of fiction, and it's fucking hilarious that random WORLD GOD TRUTH TV DAILY websites are picking up on it.
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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #786 on: February 23, 2018, 01:22:22 am »
Clearly an ancient Rabbi was really a Buddhist monk because vaccines contain mercury and cause autism, it's just science sheeple.

Romans did make pilgrimages to Buddhist shrines if they were God-Fearers stationed in the east, but this is straight out of a work of fiction, and it's fucking hilarious that random WORLD GOD TRUTH TV DAILY websites are picking up on it.

Not even surprised it was from a work of fiction.

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #787 on: February 23, 2018, 01:28:48 am »
Clearly an ancient Rabbi was really a Buddhist monk because vaccines contain mercury and cause autism, it's just science sheeple.

Romans did make pilgrimages to Buddhist shrines if they were God-Fearers stationed in the east, but this is straight out of a work of fiction, and it's fucking hilarious that random WORLD GOD TRUTH TV DAILY websites are picking up on it.

It's like these people do God's work for us.

Not even surprised it was from a work of fiction.
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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #788 on: February 23, 2018, 01:32:09 am »
Clearly an ancient Rabbi was really a Buddhist monk because vaccines contain mercury and cause autism, it's just science sheeple.

Romans did make pilgrimages to Buddhist shrines if they were God-Fearers stationed in the east, but this is straight out of a work of fiction, and it's fucking hilarious that random WORLD GOD TRUTH TV DAILY websites are picking up on it.

It's like these people do God's work for us.

Not even surprised it was from a work of fiction.

THAT SOUNDS LIKE communism

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #789 on: February 26, 2018, 01:18:01 am »
So on Wednesday I've got an appointment with the local DVR. Hopefully this will mean I find some sort of employment. I'm in a tricky position. I need to either find part-time work that will pay me very little so that I can keep my insurance benefit or a full-time job that I can handle that's got benefits sufficient that I won't lose out on getting my pills.

Also going to be riding the bus a lot more since my car doesn't work. It's going to be an interesting challenge. I'll get used to it eventually but in the meantime I literally have almost no idea where the routes go. I have a bus schedule map but I've never been good at map reading or planning a trip. Starting next month I'm going to buy a bus pass and just ride the thing as much as I can until I learn the place by sight.
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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #790 on: February 26, 2018, 04:33:00 pm »
So, the co-worker who broke into my flat apologised to me today.

I think my reaction is best summed up by this smiley:  :kingmeh:

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #791 on: February 26, 2018, 04:37:14 pm »
Also uhhhh good job everyone on... not dying? Apparently there's been some near misses. Yikes.

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #792 on: February 26, 2018, 04:41:00 pm »
So, the co-worker who broke into my flat apologised to me today.

I think my reaction is best summed up by this smiley:  :kingmeh:

King Meh remains my single greatest contribution to PD.com. I think it's telling that the freeware pixel art program I used to make it borked forever shortly after. It's work in this world was complete.

Also, 'sup Pee Dee. It appears that the forum is no longer nannywalled off at work.

Kingmeh is one of my favorites! Good to see you again Cainad! Welcome back to PD
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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #793 on: February 26, 2018, 06:07:11 pm »
So on Wednesday I've got an appointment with the local DVR. Hopefully this will mean I find some sort of employment. I'm in a tricky position. I need to either find part-time work that will pay me very little so that I can keep my insurance benefit or a full-time job that I can handle that's got benefits sufficient that I won't lose out on getting my pills.

Also going to be riding the bus a lot more since my car doesn't work. It's going to be an interesting challenge. I'll get used to it eventually but in the meantime I literally have almost no idea where the routes go. I have a bus schedule map but I've never been good at map reading or planning a trip. Starting next month I'm going to buy a bus pass and just ride the thing as much as I can until I learn the place by sight.

"we have a mental health problem in our nation"

"so...free or heavily subsidized mental health treatment for at the very least the lower income brackets so they can be 'contributing' members of society?"

'Haha NO!! You clearly are lazy and are using your 'illness' as an excuse for not working hard. If you want mental health care, try being wealthy. Peasant."

Also, bus routes are clearly designed by evil or senile wizards for arcane purposes. your plan of riding a lot to familiarize yourself with the routes, stops, and timing is my method.

Also uhhhh good job everyone on... not dying? Apparently there's been some near misses. Yikes.

Not being dead is great.

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Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« Reply #794 on: February 26, 2018, 06:57:08 pm »
So if I remember right a few months ago the fcc ruled you didn't have to have a physical studio located in the broadcast area you are serving.  I wondered how long it'd be before the stations start closing down.

I just set up a weather computer that serves Anchorage, Alaska for a studio in Las Vegas, Nevada.

So, yeah, it's already happening.
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