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Principia Discordia => Apple Talk => Topic started by: Cain on July 12, 2017, 09:47:44 am

Title: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 12, 2017, 09:47:44 am
So, I've been solicited to write an article for a relatively well known national security/military website (it's not War On The Rocks, as awesome as that would be).  It's a little odd, but quite flattering, because the website in question usually puts out requests for articles and then presumably picks from the pieces they are sent, and they usually publish pieces from current and former military and intelligence officials, and I'm not either of those barring my two weeks blowing up things for the Royal Engineering Corps.

Only problem is, I have absolutely no clue what to write.  They've not given me a timetable, and I am travelling for the next 2 weeks anyway, but it's mildly frustrating.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on July 12, 2017, 11:15:13 am
So, I've been solicited to write an article for a relatively well known national security/military website (it's not War On The Rocks, as awesome as that would be).  It's a little odd, but quite flattering, because the website in question usually puts out requests for articles and then presumably picks from the pieces they are sent, and they usually publish pieces from current and former military and intelligence officials, and I'm not either of those barring my two weeks blowing up things for the Royal Engineering Corps.

Only problem is, I have absolutely no clue what to write.  They've not given me a timetable, and I am travelling for the next 2 weeks anyway, but it's mildly frustrating.

They don't give you a brief or anything? Just "We'd like an article."?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 12, 2017, 01:15:14 pm
Yes, they went out of their way to say that my article didn't have to be one of their solicited pieces, just noting my research and previous writing would likely be a good fit for the topics they cover.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 12, 2017, 01:16:55 pm
Goddamnit I want beer, I want sushi, I want a fucking melty chocolate chip cookie, and lemon meringue pie.  :argh!:

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TRTkCHE1sS4 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TRTkCHE1sS4)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 12, 2017, 01:22:54 pm
Yes, they went out of their way to say that my article didn't have to be one of their solicited pieces, just noting my research and previous writing would likely be a good fit for the topics they cover.

What do you feel a passion or see a necessity for as a topic? They're giving you executive authority and no instructions, go with it. If you want to you could probably even try to hook them with a potential mini series if the topic is expansive enough. They may be testing you on what you would call meaningful. So show them.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 12, 2017, 11:34:05 pm
Goddamnit I want beer, I want sushi, I want a fucking melty chocolate chip cookie, and lemon meringue pie.  :argh!:

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TRTkCHE1sS4 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TRTkCHE1sS4)

 :lulz:

But NOW!!!

got like 7 weeks to go, so I'll live.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 13, 2017, 12:58:55 am
Maintenance man checking in.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on July 13, 2017, 02:11:36 am
OH SHI NEW BAR
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 13, 2017, 03:41:42 am
OH SHI NEW BAR
100 pages.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on July 13, 2017, 05:31:02 am
posting so i dont forget we switched over
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 13, 2017, 12:05:28 pm
Yes, they went out of their way to say that my article didn't have to be one of their solicited pieces, just noting my research and previous writing would likely be a good fit for the topics they cover.

What do you feel a passion or see a necessity for as a topic? They're giving you executive authority and no instructions, go with it. If you want to you could probably even try to hook them with a potential mini series if the topic is expansive enough. They may be testing you on what you would call meaningful. So show them.

Well, the only restriction is the writing guidelines - everything either has to be an assessment, or weighing options.  Which is fine, I like writing guides because they've done half the work for me.

It's a matter of picking a topic, which is where I always struggle.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 13, 2017, 01:15:52 pm
I suggest going in a direction counter to the media feeding frenzy (Trump/Russia/DPRK/et al), and writing about a much overlooked situation crucial to current events that will have a greater impact in the long run.


I have no idea what that would be, which is why I'm not you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 14, 2017, 03:10:43 am
Is Tucson drowning yet?  Because that's what I got from the call I just had.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on July 14, 2017, 03:22:30 am
They up north or further west? I'm hearing some wind pick up but no rain yet.


I'm east of the base right now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 14, 2017, 04:06:13 am
They up north or further west? I'm hearing some wind pick up but no rain yet.


I'm east of the base right now.

I don't quite know the geography of the area:

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=AZZ504&warncounty=AZC019&firewxzone=AZZ151&local_place1=Tucson%20International%20Airport%20AZ&product1=Special+Weather+Statement&lat=32.12&lon=-110.94 (http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=AZZ504&warncounty=AZC019&firewxzone=AZZ151&local_place1=Tucson%20International%20Airport%20AZ&product1=Special+Weather+Statement&lat=32.12&lon=-110.94)

Just having "fun" tech support issues with the tv stations there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 14, 2017, 01:26:06 pm
Bleh, I'm up at 0230 this morning to go on holiday.  Btw, on holiday spags.  PM someone else for the next two weeks if you need something
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 14, 2017, 02:03:51 pm
Have fun storming the castle!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on July 14, 2017, 07:24:51 pm
Coincidentally I'm on holiday too  :awesome:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 14, 2017, 11:14:42 pm
My boss is on holiday, which means suddenly I'm running the entire project for a week.

I have no idea what is involved, so I'm just gonna jam a steering wheel up this thing's hind end and drive it around the desert for a while.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Mr. Gone on July 15, 2017, 01:17:15 am
Hey I'm on holiday too.  Until Monday.  Then it's back to the old grindstone.  But that's okay.  Laboring for people who are stuck in midlife, existential crises is somewhat endearing.  Or demoralizing, I forget which one. 

Stuff
Stuff


some more stuff
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 15, 2017, 03:20:11 am
Tornadoes on the North end of Tucson.

That's new.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 15, 2017, 05:43:02 am
So there was a little hobby shop in the town I went to college in that had gaming material and I never went because folks said it wasn't worth it, let's drive an hour elsewhere to do our nerd shopping.  Didn't think much of it.

Today the owner had a big rant about WOTC banning him from tourneys because they don't like free speech.  That and he blames the Jews.

Yeah, he's totally surprised that WOTC did this, blindsided even.  And he's put his whole discussion\rant on his public facebook business page.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on July 15, 2017, 06:32:47 am
Tornadoes on the North end of Tucson.

That's new.

That's just Mother Nature stretching her limbs and looking for the limits of her new powers in this brave new world of ours.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on July 15, 2017, 04:24:17 pm
So there was a little hobby shop in the town I went to college in that had gaming material and I never went because folks said it wasn't worth it, let's drive an hour elsewhere to do our nerd shopping.  Didn't think much of it.

Today the owner had a big rant about WOTC banning him from tourneys because they don't like free speech.  That and he blames the Jews.

Yeah, he's totally surprised that WOTC did this, blindsided even.  And he's put his whole discussion\rant on his public facebook business page.

 :lulz:
They didn't ban him, they removed his ability to hold sanctioned tourneys which is even better.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 16, 2017, 06:20:46 am
So there was a little hobby shop in the town I went to college in that had gaming material and I never went because folks said it wasn't worth it, let's drive an hour elsewhere to do our nerd shopping.  Didn't think much of it.

Today the owner had a big rant about WOTC banning him from tourneys because they don't like free speech.  That and he blames the Jews.

Yeah, he's totally surprised that WOTC did this, blindsided even.  And he's put his whole discussion\rant on his public facebook business page.

 :lulz:
They didn't ban him, they removed his ability to hold sanctioned tourneys which is even better.

Ah right, got my terms wrong, not a card game player so didn't think of how it worked.

Yeah his page is taken down.  I have screenshots of some of the anti-Semitic posts though.  Given where the town is, I'm wondering if he's actually ever encountered an actual Jewish person in his lifetime, and if he had would he have known they were Jewish.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 17, 2017, 12:30:00 am
And then George Romero died.   :cry:

But he'll be back tonight!   :lulz:

(Yeah, he would have wanted us to say that.  Shut up.)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on July 17, 2017, 01:22:53 am
And then George Romero died.   :cry:

But he'll be back tonight!   :lulz:

(Yeah, he would have wanted us to say that.  Shut up.)

I approve.

Unfortunately my friend Matt was making a movie with Romero and just received funding on Friday. I guess that's dead too. Maybe it can rise from the dead too.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 17, 2017, 05:55:04 am
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 17, 2017, 06:00:06 am
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.

I like how people were complaining about liberals and political correctness when the show had a lesbian dinosaur woman.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 17, 2017, 07:44:15 am
Stoics are dumbasses.

Their philosophy is sound, but they are not sound. There's just as much dumbasses in Stoicism as in any ism.

I take what I like from Stoicism, and tell the rest to go fuck themselves.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on July 17, 2017, 08:51:54 am
Stoics are dumbasses.

Their philosophy is sound, but they are not sound. There's just as much dumbasses in Stoicism as in any ism.

I take what I like from Stoicism, and tell the rest to go fuck themselves.

Background?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on July 17, 2017, 01:51:20 pm
Fuck stoicism.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 17, 2017, 01:57:52 pm
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.

I like how people were complaining about liberals and political correctness when the show had a lesbian dinosaur woman.

I guess they're ok with having "exotic" characters around, but The Smartest Person in the Universe should be a man, dammit.

Also, I think a lot of the women who are upset had a crush on the Doctor, and now that he's a woman, that's just not working for them, which is hilarious.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on July 17, 2017, 02:00:54 pm
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.

I like how people were complaining about liberals and political correctness when the show had a lesbian dinosaur woman.

The fandom are the worst and I know how this will go; If the stories are good no one will complain, if the stories are bad thry will blame the fact that it's a woman in the role.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on July 17, 2017, 02:07:19 pm
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.

I like how people were complaining about liberals and political correctness when the show had a lesbian dinosaur woman.

I guess they're ok with having "exotic" characters around, but The Smartest Person in the Universe should be a man, dammit.

Also, I think a lot of the women who are upset had a crush on the Doctor, and now that he's a woman, that's just not working for them, which is hilarious.

Two hearts? Totally fine. Vagina? Blasphemy!

People are insane.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 17, 2017, 02:35:10 pm
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.

I like how people were complaining about liberals and political correctness when the show had a lesbian dinosaur woman.

I guess they're ok with having "exotic" characters around, but The Smartest Person in the Universe should be a man, dammit.

Also, I think a lot of the women who are upset had a crush on the Doctor, and now that he's a woman, that's just not working for them, which is hilarious.

Two hearts? Totally fine. Vagina? Blasphemy!

People are insane.

I remember the old Target books had an introduction by some goober which gets into how he went to a sci-fi convention, and there were all these people dressed as Jedi and Klingons or something, and he got up and told them how stupid they were and that Dr. Who was the best show ever, and Teh Docter was the best most special person ever for ever in all of time and space. It was a little disturbing, actually. I wish I could find a copy of it. It's a perfect example of the pretentiousness that has infected "The Fandom" since way back.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 17, 2017, 07:07:36 pm
Important breaking news: Beer in Prague is still cheap and good, food in Prague is still cheap and bad, and Whovians are bitter nerds who obsess over a lacklustre program.

More at 11.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on July 17, 2017, 08:16:59 pm
Important breaking news: Beer in Prague is still cheap and good, food in Prague is still cheap and bad, and Whovians are bitter nerds who obsess over a lacklustre program.

More at 11.

I know little about the first two categories, but I firmly agree with the last one.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 17, 2017, 08:24:43 pm
It's about 2 euros for a half-litre of ice cold Pilsner Urquell in a tourist trap.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 17, 2017, 08:29:04 pm
It's about 2 euros for a half-litre of ice cold Pilsner Urquell in a tourist trap.


And the food? I'm going to go out on a limb and guess mostly organ meats and tubers.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 17, 2017, 08:31:41 pm
It's like a shit-tier mix of German and Hungarian cuisine.  So yes.  Lots of pork and beef products, lots of cabbage, lots of bread, lots of paprika.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 17, 2017, 08:46:36 pm
It's like a shit-tier mix of German and Hungarian cuisine.  So yes.  Lots of pork and beef products, lots of cabbage, lots of bread, lots of paprika.

Well... and mind you this is coming from someone who gets a McDouble and an ice cream cone from McDonalds at LEAST 3 times a week... entirely out of convenience, I assure you... that doesn't sound too shabby. So I'm going to choose to read that as "Lots of pork and beef products, lots of cabbage, lots of bread, lots of paprika, except it's terrible!"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 17, 2017, 08:50:41 pm
Well, lets say its not the choice cuts of meat I'm seeing.  Which when the meal is like 70% meat is not great
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 17, 2017, 11:28:55 pm
Stoics are dumbasses.

Their philosophy is sound, but they are not sound. There's just as much dumbasses in Stoicism as in any ism.

I take what I like from Stoicism, and tell the rest to go fuck themselves.


"If the rock hits you, holler."
Said no Stoic ever.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 17, 2017, 11:30:29 pm
Important breaking news: Beer in Prague is still cheap and good, food in Prague is still cheap and bad, and Whovians are bitter nerds who obsess over a lacklustre program.

More at 11.

The old Dr Who, back in the 80s, was pure Buldada.  We all loved it because it was AWFUL.

The crime here is not who is The Doctor, but the fact that they have a budget.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 18, 2017, 02:47:07 am
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.

I like how people were complaining about liberals and political correctness when the show had a lesbian dinosaur woman.

I guess they're ok with having "exotic" characters around, but The Smartest Person in the Universe should be a man, dammit.

Also, I think a lot of the women who are upset had a crush on the Doctor, and now that he's a woman, that's just not working for them, which is hilarious.

Two hearts? Totally fine. Vagina? Blasphemy!

People are insane.

Heck we don't really know what sort of parts each Time Lord Gender has.  Last I read either could get pregnant from a tryst which suggests they have both sets, at least pre time war.  Though there's also that they could have none due to looms and whatever happened after time war.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 18, 2017, 03:41:54 am
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.

I like how people were complaining about liberals and political correctness when the show had a lesbian dinosaur woman.

I guess they're ok with having "exotic" characters around, but The Smartest Person in the Universe should be a man, dammit.

Also, I think a lot of the women who are upset had a crush on the Doctor, and now that he's a woman, that's just not working for them, which is hilarious.

Two hearts? Totally fine. Vagina? Blasphemy!

People are insane.

Heck we don't really know what sort of parts each Time Lord Gender has.  Last I read either could get pregnant from a tryst which suggests they have both sets, at least pre time war.  Though there's also that they could have none due to looms and whatever happened after time war.

They need to make her sidekick a Pakistani dude, just to get the full effect.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 18, 2017, 08:37:51 am
Important breaking news: Beer in Prague is still cheap and good, food in Prague is still cheap and bad, and Whovians are bitter nerds who obsess over a lacklustre program.

More at 11.

The old Dr Who, back in the 80s, was pure Buldada.  We all loved it because it was AWFUL.

The crime here is not who is The Doctor, but the fact that they have a budget.

True, but that's the problem.  It has a budget, A-list actors, prime time BBC viewing slots etc and its still terrible.  Low budget and terrible is fine, I can appreciate the old Doctor Who for that.

The writing really irks me though.  It's something Steven Moffat does, and I can't really put my finger on it, but there's just something in the way he writes things that sets my teeth on edge.  Sherlock had the same problem.  That fast-talking nonsense and self-awareness can make up for paper thin plots and gaping holes in those plots.  Just stick a monster of the week in and be done with it, geez.  It worked for the X-Files, Supernatural, Buffy etc
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on July 18, 2017, 11:22:42 am
He's condescending, and trying to demonstrate he is smart, at the expense of the characters. He can do excellent once off episode's like blink, or the girl in the fireplace, but any of his long running stories become a mess fast
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on July 18, 2017, 11:27:02 am
I feel like what attracts people to the 'fandom' of shows like Sherlock and Dr. Who is exactly that attribute though - watching something where the characters are running around acting all smarter-than-thou rubs off and makes the watcher feel smart by association.

Unfortunately that smartness only applies within the bounds of the fictional world.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 18, 2017, 02:37:18 pm
It started out as a low budget kids show, and it did that pretty well. It was almost like watching a play. Spray-painted bubble wrap monsters, and cheap camera effects. It took some imagination.

Also, the new show fucking Tinkerbell claps the shit out of every thing. They seriously need to put down the Tinkerbell Clap pipe.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on July 18, 2017, 03:14:31 pm
Its not just bulldada, in fact when the budgets sucked it had some of the best written sci-fi stories,
Sure every episode was the same quarry with a different colour filter over the camera lense each week, but that quarry gave us stories like Genesis of the Daleks which is A-Grade storytelling.

Also Douglas Adams was the show writer for about two years in the 70s and those episodes are still slick stylish and funny, his best is probably City of Death and is a fun counterfeit art story set in 70s Paris and renaissance Paris.

The show has never had consistency, Its as strong as the individual writers of which there are scores. You get the good with the bad. The bulldada episodes like Face of Evil when they had no money had to get creative and have hilarous thungs like tom bakers screaming head following the cast around a forest.

The main problem with the new show apart from condescension is the melodrama, the show is strongest when its exporing a sci-fi concept and not moaning over the doctor wondering if he doing the right thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on July 18, 2017, 04:56:38 pm
Its not just bulldada, in fact when the budgets sucked it had some of the best written sci-fi stories,
Sure every episode was the same quarry with a different colour filter over the camera lense each week, but that quarry gave us stories like Genesis of the Daleks which is A-Grade storytelling.

Also Douglas Adams was the show writer for about two years in the 70s and those episodes are still slick stylish and funny, his best is probably City of Death and is a fun counterfeit art story set in 70s Paris and renaissance Paris.

The show has never had consistency, Its as strong as the individual writers of which there are scores. You get the good with the bad. The bulldada episodes like Face of Evil when they had no money had to get creative and have hilarous thungs like tom bakers screaming head following the cast around a forest.

The main problem with the new show apart from condescension is the melodrama, the show is strongest when its exporing a sci-fi concept and not moaning over the doctor wondering if he doing the right thing.

Agreed. It's like the writers decided, well people loved Genesis of the Daleks, so let's be all moral quandaries from here on out.

roger, do you remember Read All About It? It was like Dr Who for kids in Canada.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 18, 2017, 05:26:16 pm
Its not just bulldada, in fact when the budgets sucked it had some of the best written sci-fi stories,
Sure every episode was the same quarry with a different colour filter over the camera lense each week, but that quarry gave us stories like Genesis of the Daleks which is A-Grade storytelling.

Also Douglas Adams was the show writer for about two years in the 70s and those episodes are still slick stylish and funny, his best is probably City of Death and is a fun counterfeit art story set in 70s Paris and renaissance Paris.

The show has never had consistency, Its as strong as the individual writers of which there are scores. You get the good with the bad. The bulldada episodes like Face of Evil when they had no money had to get creative and have hilarous thungs like tom bakers screaming head following the cast around a forest.

The main problem with the new show apart from condescension is the melodrama, the show is strongest when its exporing a sci-fi concept and not moaning over the doctor wondering if he doing the right thing.

Agreed. It's like the writers decided, well people loved Genesis of the Daleks, so let's be all moral quandaries from here on out.

roger, do you remember Read All About It? It was like Dr Who for kids in Canada.

I just found Read All About It on youtube last year. I remembered seeing it as a kid, and went looking for it. It took me a while to figure out what it was. At first, I thought it was Ghost Writer, but that wasn't on until after I had graduated high school. Season one was amazing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on July 18, 2017, 05:47:00 pm
Its not just bulldada, in fact when the budgets sucked it had some of the best written sci-fi stories,
Sure every episode was the same quarry with a different colour filter over the camera lense each week, but that quarry gave us stories like Genesis of the Daleks which is A-Grade storytelling.

Also Douglas Adams was the show writer for about two years in the 70s and those episodes are still slick stylish and funny, his best is probably City of Death and is a fun counterfeit art story set in 70s Paris and renaissance Paris.

The show has never had consistency, Its as strong as the individual writers of which there are scores. You get the good with the bad. The bulldada episodes like Face of Evil when they had no money had to get creative and have hilarous thungs like tom bakers screaming head following the cast around a forest.

The main problem with the new show apart from condescension is the melodrama, the show is strongest when its exporing a sci-fi concept and not moaning over the doctor wondering if he doing the right thing.

Agreed. It's like the writers decided, well people loved Genesis of the Daleks, so let's be all moral quandaries from here on out.

roger, do you remember Read All About It? It was like Dr Who for kids in Canada.

I just found Read All About It on youtube last year. I remembered seeing it as a kid, and went looking for it. It took me a while to figure out what it was. At first, I thought it was Ghost Writer, but that wasn't on until after I had graduated high school. Season one was amazing.

I have many memories of watching it under the age of five. It was terrifying.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 18, 2017, 06:06:26 pm
Its not just bulldada, in fact when the budgets sucked it had some of the best written sci-fi stories,
Sure every episode was the same quarry with a different colour filter over the camera lense each week, but that quarry gave us stories like Genesis of the Daleks which is A-Grade storytelling.

Also Douglas Adams was the show writer for about two years in the 70s and those episodes are still slick stylish and funny, his best is probably City of Death and is a fun counterfeit art story set in 70s Paris and renaissance Paris.

The show has never had consistency, Its as strong as the individual writers of which there are scores. You get the good with the bad. The bulldada episodes like Face of Evil when they had no money had to get creative and have hilarous thungs like tom bakers screaming head following the cast around a forest.

The main problem with the new show apart from condescension is the melodrama, the show is strongest when its exporing a sci-fi concept and not moaning over the doctor wondering if he doing the right thing.

Agreed. It's like the writers decided, well people loved Genesis of the Daleks, so let's be all moral quandaries from here on out.

roger, do you remember Read All About It? It was like Dr Who for kids in Canada.

I just found Read All About It on youtube last year. I remembered seeing it as a kid, and went looking for it. It took me a while to figure out what it was. At first, I thought it was Ghost Writer, but that wasn't on until after I had graduated high school. Season one was amazing.

I have many memories of watching it under the age of five. It was terrifying.

I have one very vague memory of it. It ran once on local PBS when I think I was on Christmas break. I want to say I saw it after coming home from the christmas party at the half-day at school in maybe 4th or 5th grade. That's the only specific memory I have of ever seeing it, though I may have seen a few random episodes at other times.


I have an even earlier memory of this one scene from one show that I'm pretty sure was on PBS. It's a teenage boy and girl standing next to an indoor pool, possibly at some school. The boy kisses the girl, the girl turns green (like a witch or something?), and spits out a mouthful of nails. The boy bursts into flames and falls into the pool. The girl then walks off with another girl. And I'm just standing there like "WTF did I just see?" I still have no idea.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on July 18, 2017, 07:49:02 pm
Its not just bulldada, in fact when the budgets sucked it had some of the best written sci-fi stories,
Sure every episode was the same quarry with a different colour filter over the camera lense each week, but that quarry gave us stories like Genesis of the Daleks which is A-Grade storytelling.

Also Douglas Adams was the show writer for about two years in the 70s and those episodes are still slick stylish and funny, his best is probably City of Death and is a fun counterfeit art story set in 70s Paris and renaissance Paris.

The show has never had consistency, Its as strong as the individual writers of which there are scores. You get the good with the bad. The bulldada episodes like Face of Evil when they had no money had to get creative and have hilarous thungs like tom bakers screaming head following the cast around a forest.

The main problem with the new show apart from condescension is the melodrama, the show is strongest when its exporing a sci-fi concept and not moaning over the doctor wondering if he doing the right thing.

Agreed. It's like the writers decided, well people loved Genesis of the Daleks, so let's be all moral quandaries from here on out.

roger, do you remember Read All About It? It was like Dr Who for kids in Canada.

I just found Read All About It on youtube last year. I remembered seeing it as a kid, and went looking for it. It took me a while to figure out what it was. At first, I thought it was Ghost Writer, but that wasn't on until after I had graduated high school. Season one was amazing.

I have many memories of watching it under the age of five. It was terrifying.

I have one very vague memory of it. It ran once on local PBS when I think I was on Christmas break. I want to say I saw it after coming home from the christmas party at the half-day at school in maybe 4th or 5th grade. That's the only specific memory I have of ever seeing it, though I may have seen a few random episodes at other times.


I have an even earlier memory of this one scene from one show that I'm pretty sure was on PBS. It's a teenage boy and girl standing next to an indoor pool, possibly at some school. The boy kisses the girl, the girl turns green (like a witch or something?), and spits out a mouthful of nails. The boy bursts into flames and falls into the pool. The girl then walks off with another girl. And I'm just standing there like "WTF did I just see?" I still have no idea.

Sounds like an average afternoon in Florida.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 18, 2017, 09:29:35 pm

Sounds like an average afternoon in Florida.

Yeah, but this was ostensibly Canada. That's what makes it weird.

Unless... Does Canada have it's own Florida?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on July 18, 2017, 09:36:51 pm

Sounds like an average afternoon in Florida.

Yeah, but this was ostensibly Canada. That's what makes it weird.

Unless... Does Canada have it's own Florida?

Yes. It's called Hamilton.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 18, 2017, 10:57:56 pm
I think they made a musical about that, right?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 18, 2017, 11:39:00 pm
Company that spun off our company put our tech support number on their website.  People threatening to give bad reviews if we don't answer questions.  I think this will sort itself out.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 18, 2017, 11:41:04 pm
He's condescending, and trying to demonstrate he is smart, at the expense of the characters. He can do excellent once off episode's like blink, or the girl in the fireplace, but any of his long running stories become a mess fast

It's also like he doesn't know why those episodes were good, like Blink.  He figures oh people liked it because the Weeping Angels, if I just throw those in new episodes, those new episodes will be good, right?

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on July 19, 2017, 12:01:11 am
I think they made a musical about that, right?

 :spag2:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 19, 2017, 08:31:40 am

Sounds like an average afternoon in Florida.

Yeah, but this was ostensibly Canada. That's what makes it weird.

Unless... Does Canada have it's own Florida?

Yes. It's called Hamilton.

:tgrr:

TGRR,
CAN'T ACTUALLY ARGUE THAT.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on July 19, 2017, 10:43:58 pm
Copied from previous Open Bar, didn't see this shiny new one:

I've been reading stories of complex social engineering schemes that pentesters and criminals have used to compromise entire corporate networks, and I've just been thinking about how no complexity or effort would even be required to compromise my company's entire network (And all the networks and companies we support). Literally no one would question a single person walking right into our building, and walking up to any computer left open and alone, and breaking into it using publicly available, no-hardware-required Windows 7 boot-time exploits, and installing whatever list of malware they desired.

It's disturbing, actually. Considering we support several of the largest Fortune 500 companies, you'd think we'd spend a little more effort on security.

Oh yeah, I forgot, we have these nice, security badges. Good thing no one can get one at the security desk just by asking for one and providing information that is publicly available. Nope, not at all...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on July 19, 2017, 10:52:52 pm
Generally speaking companies don't implement even the most basic security until somebody rubs their nose in it publicly.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 20, 2017, 01:54:13 am
Someone broke a thing that affects many other things, but no one knows where first thing is.  I'm having an awesome day.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 20, 2017, 02:29:34 am
Someone broke a thing that affects many other things, but no one knows where first thing is.  I'm having an awesome day.

This has been my entire professional life.   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 20, 2017, 03:49:14 am
So my boss just assigned the engineer to my department. If you've ever been in the maintenance field, this is supposed to be a true Darth Vader moment. Or Jeremy Irons. Cue hideous laughter.

But the guy is fucking adorable. He is in over his head, technically, and has this bunny in the headlights look (he's been in the field for 25 years), and I just can't hold up the side with some institutional revenge.

First step: Cure him of that whole tie thing, because a) this is Tucson and we don't do ties, and b) he is now a PLANT ENGINEER (even if it's a test bed plant) and they get dirty. At least when they work with my crew.

Second step, tell him that I see his internet use, and I know he's frantically looking for another job (he is more of a draftsman, and he's scared shitless of this job, even though it's within his capabilities), and he just got here, FFS. He is staying.

We're gonna do great things. We're gonna do IMPROPER SCIENCE. He just doesn't know it yet.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 20, 2017, 04:27:21 am
Someone broke a thing that affects many other things, but no one knows where first thing is.  I'm having an awesome day.

This has been my entire professional life.   :lulz:

They found the thing!  Also, they should have not let people that actually have a map of what things go together leave. Or at least leave angry, which I imagine they did because they took a whole bunch of knowledge with them.

We have people on my side going, some shit is broken. We have people on the other side that can say they can only fix shit if they know what particular shit it is.  Everyone gets their elbows into unknown shit before finding that one needed turd.  We're just lucky it was actually something that could be traced.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 20, 2017, 01:12:15 pm
Copied from previous Open Bar, didn't see this shiny new one:

I've been reading stories of complex social engineering schemes that pentesters and criminals have used to compromise entire corporate networks, and I've just been thinking about how no complexity or effort would even be required to compromise my company's entire network (And all the networks and companies we support). Literally no one would question a single person walking right into our building, and walking up to any computer left open and alone, and breaking into it using publicly available, no-hardware-required Windows 7 boot-time exploits, and installing whatever list of malware they desired.

It's disturbing, actually. Considering we support several of the largest Fortune 500 companies, you'd think we'd spend a little more effort on security.

Oh yeah, I forgot, we have these nice, security badges. Good thing no one can get one at the security desk just by asking for one and providing information that is publicly available. Nope, not at all...

My Google Fu is failing me, but I recall a story about a hacking challenge, where the IT security guy was boasting how strong their firewalls, etc were, and dared a certain hacker to try and get access to a particular server.  So, the hacker dressed up as maintenance, walked through the front door unquestioned, went to the server field, unplugged it, and walked out with it under his arm.

Like I said, I can't attest to its veracity because I can't find the link, but it sounds true.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on July 20, 2017, 01:40:08 pm
Generally speaking companies don't implement even the most basic security until somebody rubs their nose in it publicly.

I was considering writing up a report and sending it to the powers that be, but I think you're right. I may have to pay a friend to put on one of these bad boys:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51joe7Jx9fL._AC_UL160_SR160,160_.jpg)

and perform the pentest. Worst case scenario, people notice and laugh it off. Considering everyone who works here knows the story of how the Pizza Hut guy got to our most secure floor without a badge or question simply because the person who ordered the pizza told him they were on that floor. The guy walked into the elevator, asked someone to take him to that floor, AND THEY DID IT... This has happened MULTIPLE TIMES.


My Google Fu is failing me, but I recall a story about a hacking challenge, where the IT security guy was boasting how strong their firewalls, etc were, and dared a certain hacker to try and get access to a particular server.  So, the hacker dressed up as maintenance, walked through the front door unquestioned, went to the server field, unplugged it, and walked out with it under his arm.

Like I said, I can't attest to its veracity because I can't find the link, but it sounds true.

That's fucking fantastic. And all that required was either a generic maintenance uniform, or one tailored to the company they contract maintenance out to, if they even do.

I completely believe it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on July 20, 2017, 04:14:31 pm
Without the correct paperwork, pentesting is still criminal, and inviting another person to do it makes you an accessory.


Not telling you not to, just don't want you to stumble into criminal actions accidentally.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on July 20, 2017, 04:28:53 pm
Without the correct paperwork, pentesting is still criminal, and inviting another person to do it makes you an accessory.


Not telling you not to, just don't want you to stumble into criminal actions accidentally.

Oh yeah, you're completely right. It was more of a joke. I read LMNO's post and the picture that was generated in my mind was a guy in a maintenance outfit with one of those nose-stache-glasses combos on. So I figured I'd share the mental picture, and the fact that it'd likely be successful. I was considering doing a youtube video of it working on some other place that wouldn't care.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 20, 2017, 04:56:28 pm
I'm filling out a job application, and one of the questions is "Tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!"

Am I wrong in interpreting this as "Make up some outlandish shit about yourself"?  I mean, how could something factually accurate be "creative"?

I'm thinking of saying something like "I was born in a dirigible, and can communicate telepathically with creamed corn."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on July 20, 2017, 06:30:45 pm
I'm filling out a job application, and one of the questions is "Tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!"

Am I wrong in interpreting this as "Make up some outlandish shit about yourself"?  I mean, how could something factually accurate be "creative"?

I'm thinking of saying something like "I was born in a dirigible, and can communicate telepathically with creamed corn."

Go with "garmonbozia" instead.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Brother Mythos on July 20, 2017, 09:20:48 pm
My wife rescued a baby bird a couple of days ago. He had, apparently, fallen out of a nest his parents insisted upon building in the high end of one of our 2nd story rain gutters.

I didn’t think she would be able to save the little guy, as we’ve never had any success with this sort of thing in the past. But, our little guest is doing just fine! He’s fledgling size and has quite an appetite, as well as quite a voice. My wife is feeding him, moistened dry cat food, tiny pieces of fruit, hard-boiled egg yoke, and moistened bird suet on roughly an hourly basis. 

We think our little guest is a house wren, and we’re hoping we can release him to the backyard in a few more days.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 20, 2017, 11:08:40 pm
My wife rescued a baby bird a couple of days ago. He had, apparently, fallen out of a nest his parents insisted upon building in the high end of one of our 2nd story rain gutters.

I didn’t think she would be able to save the little guy, as we’ve never had any success with this sort of thing in the past. But, our little guest is doing just fine! He’s fledgling size and has quite an appetite, as well as quite a voice. My wife is feeding him, moistened dry cat food, tiny pieces of fruit, hard-boiled egg yoke, and moistened bird suet on roughly an hourly basis. 

We think our little guest is a house wren, and we’re hoping we can release him to the backyard in a few more days.

Cool!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 21, 2017, 03:31:15 am
Not sure the mechanism, but if there's a bad storm at night, I can't have any carbs that are normally on the next day.  Stress maybe?  It's weird.

Like one piece of toast was too much today.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 21, 2017, 03:43:00 am
That does it.  Ima go listen to Linkin...Uh, wait.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 21, 2017, 09:13:08 am
POFP, physical security at most sites is a complete fucking joke.  You wouldn't believe the number of schools you can freely stroll into with a lanyard, fake ID, clipboard and cheap suit.  And I know for a fact that my co-workers do not actually check the credentials of site contractors before letting them in.  Hell, they let random weirdos in motorcycle helmets (AKA the organised criminal uniform) off the streets on a daily basis.  Sure most of them are delivery guys, but given the kind of students we have, one day they wont be.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on July 21, 2017, 12:56:59 pm
And if you think that's bad, you'd be terrified about some of the places I've wandered into with just a high-viz vest and "How're ye doing?"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on July 21, 2017, 03:41:44 pm
Yeah, the stories and concepts I was reading about are in The Art of Human Hacking by Christopher Hadnagy. He goes into so much detail, but it seems like a lot of this stuff is overkill in literally almost every situation. It seems like, after some thought, and reading some of your guys' descriptions, all you have to know how to do is not say anything blatantly suspicious and not be an asshole and you can get in anywhere you want. It seems like this book applies only to cases where you're trying to break into an actually secured facility. Based on the detail and meticulous methodology, the facility would likely have to be owned by an intelligence agency for this book not to be a waste.



Hell, speaking of school security, I'm on the University of Cincinnati campus all the time, and as long as you're not black (Think Dubose-Tensing case) and there are no sports events going on, you can pretty much go wherever, say whatever, and do whatever you want. When the school isn't in use, literally every building and every room is essentially open to the public. There are no restrictions, and no one is ever checking anyone's access. There are more UC police officers patrolling the surrounding black neighborhoods than there are on the campus itself. I don't know what makes your students so important that they require a dedicated security system, but they've made it clear that they don't give a shit about the safety of students here :lulz:

And the DORM "Security Measures?" Shit's student-run. Some snobby math major sits at a desk by the front door 2 days out of the week and maybe asks to see your Driver's license (What the fuck does that even do exactly? "YOU CAN GO AHEAD. YOUR FACE MATCHES THIS PICTURE YOU HANDED ME.") when she's not scrolling Facebook on her laptop or complaining of boredom to her friend on the phone. (Hypothetical individual, it's not the same person every time.)

This country's security is run by failures at every level in every industry. Makes me even more excited to enter the security industry. Any advice on where to start? What college courses you recommend or suggest I avoid?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 21, 2017, 04:30:03 pm
It doesn't get any better with professional government bodies.  I spent about 40 minutes wandering around a military base once, while I was waiting to get interviewed (company was not located on the base).

Honestly, security is a state of mind and I don't think there are any good courses specifically on it.  I took courses on international security, game theory, international strategy and (of course) a shit-ton of terrorism.  But even before that, I taught self-defence classes.  And I've read a shit ton of spy memoirs, intelligence manuals and military strategy guides that have no doubt also helped to shape my outlook.  I've no doubt the mindset can be taught...I've just not seen anyone do it very successfully.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 21, 2017, 05:20:30 pm
Is it not written in the Chao te Ching, "a nice tie opens many doors"?

Yes, it is. Chapter 27.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on July 21, 2017, 06:28:16 pm
It doesn't get any better with professional government bodies.  I spent about 40 minutes wandering around a military base once, while I was waiting to get interviewed (company was not located on the base).

Honestly, security is a state of mind and I don't think there are any good courses specifically on it.  I took courses on international security, game theory, international strategy and (of course) a shit-ton of terrorism.  But even before that, I taught self-defence classes.  And I've read a shit ton of spy memoirs, intelligence manuals and military strategy guides that have no doubt also helped to shape my outlook.  I've no doubt the mindset can be taught...I've just not seen anyone do it very successfully.

Ah, thank you for the advice! Would you be able to provide access to any digital forms of these resources?

Feel free to PM me links if that's a preferred medium. Or if you know where I can buy/rent any similar resources, that would also be helpful.

Also, no worries if any/all are limited access. I understand some of the stuff you work with has to be kept under wraps. I just figured I'd ask. Anything I can get a hold of is helpful.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 21, 2017, 08:51:09 pm
When I'm back in the UK, I can certainly put together some resources for you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on July 21, 2017, 08:56:30 pm
When I'm back in the UK, I can certainly put together some resources for you.

That would be much appreciated. Thank you! :)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Eater of Clowns on July 22, 2017, 02:47:01 am
Is it not written in the Chao te Ching, "a nice tie opens many doors"?

Yes, it is. Chapter 27.

 :lulz: :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 22, 2017, 03:30:49 pm
Verily, the words of the non-prophets are scribbled on the bathroom walls of the sub-universe.


Or something like that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 22, 2017, 03:43:42 pm
Verily, the words of the non-prophets are scribbled on the bathroom walls of the sub-universe.


Or something like that.

The holes in the walls and filthy stalls are their doing too.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 22, 2017, 04:30:04 pm
You know who does take security seriously?  Hungarian border guards.  Especially when they break the law by detaining EU citizens at the border for over an hour.  Namely, me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 22, 2017, 10:34:44 pm
Incidentally, new hotel's internet is appallingly shit.  It's like being back on dial-up.  WTF is this nonsense, I thought this place was 4*?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 23, 2017, 12:46:02 am
You know who does take security seriously?  Hungarian border guards.  Especially when they break the law by detaining EU citizens at the border for over an hour.  Namely, me.

Maybe you look like a person of interest?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 23, 2017, 03:24:31 am
You know who does take security seriously?  Hungarian border guards.  Especially when they break the law by detaining EU citizens at the border for over an hour.  Namely, me.

Maybe you look like a person of interest?

:lmnuendo:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 23, 2017, 03:59:39 am
You know who does take security seriously?  Hungarian border guards.  Especially when they break the law by detaining EU citizens at the border for over an hour.  Namely, me.

Maybe you look like a person of interest?

Perhaps it was because of your EU cred.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hungarys-leader-border-fences-stop-muslim-migration-103830035.html (https://www.yahoo.com/news/hungarys-leader-border-fences-stop-muslim-migration-103830035.html)

Happened to spot this earlier today. Pretty sure it's a bad sign.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on July 23, 2017, 12:19:52 pm
You know who does take security seriously?  Hungarian border guards.  Especially when they break the law by detaining EU citizens at the border for over an hour.  Namely, me.

Kind of lucky it was just an hour and not indefinitely. That seems popular there these days
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 23, 2017, 03:17:20 pm
You know who does take security seriously?  Hungarian border guards.  Especially when they break the law by detaining EU citizens at the border for over an hour.  Namely, me.

Maybe you look like a person of interest?

In that case, I'd hope they'd run my passport to verify my ID.  Which they did not do.  In fact, they didn't even look at my passport, beyond my flashing it in their faces.

The whole episode was very bizarre.  I know they have had refugee and human trafficking problems, but the flow of people is from Serbia (where I also wouldn't want to flee to if I was a Muslim) into Hungary and then through the Slovakia/Czech corridor into Germany.  And I wsa entering from Slovakia, the complete opposite direction and side of the country.

I'm still considering writing up the event for the British Embassy in Hungary, even though I know they won't do anything about it because none of that will apply to us in another 18 months.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 23, 2017, 03:19:02 pm
All that said, Budapest > Vienna.  Sure, the latter definitely has grasped the importance of grand scale...but Budapest understands everything should not be off-white in colour.  And has better beer.  And coffee, for all the Viennese go on about their cafe culture.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 25, 2017, 01:10:07 am
Higher up wondering why all the "Be a Viking" swag isn't getting used at our office, fails to remember our location and regional football teams.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 25, 2017, 02:21:06 am
Oh ffs, this is from a VP blog, a different guy:

Quote
BE A VIKING, NOT A VICTIM!
I hear too many victim-like comments from our organization every day -- "Finance and HR won't let me hire the people I need to finish the job."

Gonna take the Viking metaphor a bit differently if I ever see him.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 25, 2017, 02:30:06 am
Oh ffs, this is from a VP blog, a different guy:

Quote
BE A VIKING, NOT A VICTIM!
I hear too many victim-like comments from our organization every day -- "Finance and HR won't let me hire the people I need to finish the job."

Gonna take the Viking metaphor a bit differently if I ever see him.

WTF?   :lulz:

That's Goddamn precious.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 25, 2017, 03:40:33 pm
So you should rape and pillage to acquire the resources you need? 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 25, 2017, 05:04:11 pm
Don't be the quarry. Just stay calmer.
Stalk your prey like Jeffrey Dahmer.*





*also works with Unabomber
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on July 25, 2017, 06:54:12 pm
So you should rape and pillage to acquire the resources you need?

Isn't that the basis of ayn Rand's shtick?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on July 25, 2017, 07:58:25 pm
I'm filling out a job application, and one of the questions is "Tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!"

Am I wrong in interpreting this as "Make up some outlandish shit about yourself"?  I mean, how could something factually accurate be "creative"?

I'm thinking of saying something like "I was born in a dirigible, and can communicate telepathically with creamed corn."

All you put down is "I am very discreet".

Refuse to elaborate if they ask what you mean by that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 25, 2017, 08:15:11 pm
I'm filling out a job application, and one of the questions is "Tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!"

Am I wrong in interpreting this as "Make up some outlandish shit about yourself"?  I mean, how could something factually accurate be "creative"?

I'm thinking of saying something like "I was born in a dirigible, and can communicate telepathically with creamed corn."

All you put down is "I am very discreet".

Refuse to elaborate if they ask what you mean by that.


Ohhhh... too late. I just finally sent in my application, like, 2 hours ago after alternately struggling with, and willfully neglecting and forgetting about it for 5 days. On the plus side, I am now into season 5 of Smallville. So I've got that going for me, which is nice.

I eventually went with what now seems like the obvious choice of talking about that shooting gallery I've been working on for two years; 2 microcontrollers programmed in 2 languages, a sensor array, talking animals, a shit-ton of wires, etc...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on July 26, 2017, 09:16:11 pm
In the deep heart of Ireland, where it rains a whole day's worth of rain in 5 minutes and the internet comes from the early 2000s...
Three men stand in a warehouse wondering what the fuck is happening. How has a job that was supposed to be some simple process optimisation turned into buggering about with wrenches and paper towels and pump ratios and waiting over an hour for resin to cure when it's supposed to take 15 minutes?

Answer: Airlock in the catalyst pump. Probably. We'll see if everything's still sort-of-fixed tomorrow.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: QueenThera on July 27, 2017, 01:38:34 am
I haven't posted here in forever, and few of you probably remember me.

But like. I wanted to say this place, among others, confirms how obvious I was.

I found out this year I'm a transwoman, and this avatar itself is of a transwoman. All my avatars for years were women (save one video game character just recently).

It's just so fucking weird how long it took me to realize this. So naturally I want to tell Discordians about it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Pergamos on July 27, 2017, 04:50:01 am
I haven't posted here in forever, and few of you probably remember me.

But like. I wanted to say this place, among others, confirms how obvious I was.

I found out this year I'm a transwoman, and this avatar itself is of a transwoman. All my avatars for years were women (save one video game character just recently).

It's just so fucking weird how long it took me to realize this. So naturally I want to tell Discordians about it.

Oh no,  prepare to decide that the majority of Discordians are transphobic.

(hint, they are not)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 27, 2017, 04:57:43 am
Thing that was broken earlier in thread in broken again and server gopher nowhere to be found.

Also today I learned that these devices used to reside in this building but were moved for reasons that no one can articulate.  They can't even say it was for money. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 27, 2017, 08:49:52 am
I haven't posted here in forever, and few of you probably remember me.

But like. I wanted to say this place, among others, confirms how obvious I was.

I found out this year I'm a transwoman, and this avatar itself is of a transwoman. All my avatars for years were women (save one video game character just recently).

It's just so fucking weird how long it took me to realize this. So naturally I want to tell Discordians about it.

I do remember you.

I've heard that's how quite a few people have realised they are trans, incidentally.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: QueenThera on July 27, 2017, 10:01:04 am
I haven't posted here in forever, and few of you probably remember me.

But like. I wanted to say this place, among others, confirms how obvious I was.

I found out this year I'm a transwoman, and this avatar itself is of a transwoman. All my avatars for years were women (save one video game character just recently).

It's just so fucking weird how long it took me to realize this. So naturally I want to tell Discordians about it.

I do remember you.

I've heard that's how quite a few people have realised they are trans, incidentally.
Yeah. Pretty much how I found out. I kept talking to trans folks via Discord, and then realized I made more sense this way.

Oh no,  prepare to decide that the majority of Discordians are transphobic.

(hint, they are not)
I'm glad they're not but well. If they were, I technically could excommunicate the fucking lot of em. For all that's worth.

Incidentally, gender is so so so weird and nebulous and I wish it wasn't entirely up to me.

Also I wish I didn't find out I was trans in this presidency.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 27, 2017, 01:02:00 pm
Welcome back, human!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on July 27, 2017, 02:25:59 pm
Welcome back, I remember you!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 27, 2017, 11:31:00 pm

Also I wish I didn't find out I was trans in this presidency.

1.  Welcome back.

2.  You can judge your worth by who your enemies are.  Right now, your enemies are murder clowns.  With bad hair.  Could there actually be a better time to be alive?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on July 28, 2017, 12:59:11 am
Hey Thera! I remember you, too! Your avatar, mostly.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: QueenThera on July 28, 2017, 02:03:38 am
Hi all! Wait, so...I'm Batgirl, if my enemy looks like that, right?

...I look good in glasses anyway.

Also yes my avatar is neat! I put my old username in my signature!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on July 28, 2017, 07:42:29 am
Hi all! Wait, so...I'm Batgirl, if my enemy looks like that, right?

...I look good in glasses anyway.

Also yes my avatar is neat! I put my old username in my signature!

I think I remember you under that name.

Welcome back regardless!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 28, 2017, 03:34:40 pm
Sorting through my holiday snaps.  Not as many duds as I thought, though I'm probably not going to win any Pulitzers from this stuff.

I assume PD would like to see some?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on July 28, 2017, 03:44:35 pm
Yes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 28, 2017, 03:49:10 pm
Yup
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 28, 2017, 03:52:56 pm
Sorting through my holiday snaps.  Not as many duds as I thought, though I'm probably not going to win any Pulitzers from this stuff.

I assume PD would like to see some?

Yup
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on July 28, 2017, 03:55:32 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/avjqvX5.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 28, 2017, 04:36:42 pm
First batch up in pics.  Going to split them up by location to avoid one super long pic spam.  Also had to size them down quite a bit...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 28, 2017, 05:42:39 pm
And done.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 29, 2017, 02:12:27 am
I had a meaningful conversation with my landlord about the bedbug problem. As soon as he realized that I and the problem could not be ignored without the state getting involved he hired exterminators and they heat treat the building on Tuesday. He had no idea how bad bedbugs actually are and I politely explained that the situation was only going to get worse and implying that I might file suit without actually saying so.

I'm unbelievably pleased with this outcome. He's still a slum lord but he's at least smart enough and business savvy enough to understand that his whole damn investment in the building was at stake over a $2,500 treatment if he didn't act.

On an even better note the local housing authority has accepted my application and I'm on a waiting list for a high rise apartment so sooner or later I'll be out of here and probably paying less for a much nicer place.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on July 29, 2017, 08:18:22 am
I had a meaningful conversation with my landlord about the bedbug problem. As soon as he realized that I and the problem could not be ignored without the state getting involved he hired exterminators and they heat treat the building on Tuesday. He had no idea how bad bedbugs actually are and I politely explained that the situation was only going to get worse and implying that I might file suit without actually saying so.

I'm unbelievably pleased with this outcome. He's still a slum lord but he's at least smart enough and business savvy enough to understand that his whole damn investment in the building was at stake over a $2,500 treatment if he didn't act.

On an even better note the local housing authority has accepted my application and I'm on a waiting list for a high rise apartment so sooner or later I'll be out of here and probably paying less for a much nicer place.

Awesome, Joe!  Hopefully you don't have to wait long.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on July 29, 2017, 02:06:31 pm
Yet again one my barely-got through HS, wife works a job whose wage is based on the minimum wage, friend is posting "raising the min wage will cause inflation FACT" shit. :kingmeh:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 29, 2017, 04:08:24 pm
Yet again one my barely-got through HS, wife works a job whose wage is based on the minimum wage, friend is posting "raising the min wage will cause inflation FACT" shit. :kingmeh:

Has anyone pointed out that, historically-speaking, no raise in the minimum wage has ever caused inflation?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on July 29, 2017, 04:14:11 pm
Yet again one my barely-got through HS, wife works a job whose wage is based on the minimum wage, friend is posting "raising the min wage will cause inflation FACT" shit. :kingmeh:

Has anyone pointed out that, historically-speaking, no raise in the minimum wage has ever caused inflation?

"Well when they raised the wage inflation happened in this city I lived in so my anecdote beats facts"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on July 29, 2017, 04:16:10 pm
In other news, the bullshit card that an argument over lost me a friend is being played by a professional. But I'm the who is bad at evaluating cards and playing the game. :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 29, 2017, 05:20:30 pm
For what it's worth, I'm very interested in what's going on in Seattle with the min wage increase, from a science perspective. It's a real-world experiment, and I'm trying to be impartial.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on July 29, 2017, 07:07:20 pm
For what it's worth, I'm very interested in what's going on in Seattle with the min wage increase, from a science perspective. It's a real-world experiment, and I'm trying to be impartial.

The sky won't collapse and purchasing of luxury items such as food will increase.

It's pretty much what happens every time someone tries something like this.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on July 29, 2017, 08:00:35 pm
For what it's worth, I'm very interested in what's going on in Seattle with the min wage increase, from a science perspective. It's a real-world experiment, and I'm trying to be impartial.

I'm not skilled enough to evaluate all the stuff that's been published since 2016 about the results, and I don't live or work in Seattle so I don't know. Things look good, so I'm hopeful that this leads to a further increase in the Tacoma min wage.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on July 29, 2017, 11:39:24 pm
Shared with someone that I took a 23andme DNA test a while ago and tested as 30 percent native american, most likely Mayan. They suggested I look up Native benefits, said that I might be entitled to some land and money, so i'm idly considering whether to give it a shot.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 30, 2017, 12:06:30 am
Today I learned that George HW Bush narrowly avoided being eaten by cannibalistic Japanese soldiers.  Seriously (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichijima_incident).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 30, 2017, 12:11:13 am
Today I learned that George HW Bush narrowly avoided being eaten by cannibalistic Japanese soldiers.  Seriously (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichijima_incident).

 :horrormirth:  people sashimi

Bush must have been awful cunning to be the only one not captured.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on July 30, 2017, 01:25:22 am
In mexico, stepped outside for a fifith of a second and burned the Irish arse off myself
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 30, 2017, 01:57:30 am
In mexico, stepped outside for a fifith of a second and burned the Irish arse off myself

Dude that sucks I can relate. My Irish genetics gave me extremely fair skin, My Italian side an extra oily sweat. Sunscreen just pours off me when I sweat and the oil sets to frying me. Hope you recover well!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on July 30, 2017, 02:03:54 am
In mexico, stepped outside for a fifith of a second and burned the Irish arse off myself

Dude that sucks I can relate. My Irish genetics gave me extremely fair skin, My Italian side an extra oily sweat. Sunscreen just pours off me when I sweat and the oil sets to frying me. Hope you recover well!
I actually get the same, greek/Irish, hairy hands and skin that burns under lamplight, not too bad just a few red patches thst are sore
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 30, 2017, 10:07:01 am
How hot is it currently?  I looked at Mexico City and Cancun temps and it actually seemed pretty reasonable...I'm assuming you're elsewhere
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Scott The Cuck on July 31, 2017, 05:54:39 am
Shared with someone that I took a 23andme DNA test a while ago and tested as 30 percent native american, most likely Mayan. They suggested I look up Native benefits, said that I might be entitled to some land and money, so i'm idly considering whether to give it a shot.

I'm 56% Native, and 8% African. You can have whatever I throw out.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on July 31, 2017, 06:05:31 am
the way you cook, i would do UNSPEAKABLE things for your leftovers.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 31, 2017, 11:29:43 pm
Huh, noticed a character on Silicon Valley had a copy of something that looked like the Principia Discordia.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Scott The Cuck on August 01, 2017, 06:23:09 am
the way you cook, i would do UNSPEAKABLE things for your leftovers.


YOUTUBE!
ALL THE PEOPLE I LISTEN TO HAVE SUBTITLES.
I don't trust anyone who eats kale with my food.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 01, 2017, 09:51:35 am
I don't trust anyone who eats kale. Period.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 01, 2017, 12:52:40 pm
I eat kale.

And avocado toast.

And tofu.

And kimchi.

And crickets.





I may be in my 40s, but I'm killing things harder than an Annoyance of Millennials.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 01, 2017, 01:38:50 pm
I eat kale.

And avocado toast.

And tofu.

And kimchi.

And crickets.





I may be in my 40s, but I'm killing things harder than an Annoyance of Millennials.

My girlfriend was considering Cricket flour for use in her baking. What form do you usually eat it in?






Unrelated EDIT: I stopped attacking MysticWick's password reset function logic to read a couple threads. I found a thread titled "does any one know a spell that could help someone who is accused of being a bully."

I'm gonna read a couple excerpts of articles on spells and let you know what inane shit I can get them to say while they drip club soda onto their favorite rug/cat/child  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 01, 2017, 01:44:12 pm
Roasted with tamari.  Crunchy and salty.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 01, 2017, 01:49:48 pm
Who's going on a 3 week, work funded trip to 5 countries in SE Asia?

This guy.  :banana:


Tofu I could never get a handle on. Roasted crickets all the way though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 01, 2017, 01:56:11 pm
Roasted with tamari.  Crunchy and salty.

Haha, I don't think either of us are at a point where we can do that, yet. I'm still trying to warm up to Cricket flour.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on August 01, 2017, 01:59:34 pm
Nice work that man. Can you say which countries or is that a state secret?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 01, 2017, 02:07:15 pm
Nice work that man. Can you say which countries or is that a state secret?

Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines & Indonesia.

If all goes well then there'll be a 18-24 month job for me out there covering the whole region.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 01, 2017, 02:14:53 pm
Wait wait wait...

Mysticwicks is back up?  Mol didnt spend all the patreon donations on huffing Raid?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 01, 2017, 02:19:47 pm
Wait wait wait...

Mysticwicks is back up?  Mol didnt spend all the patreon donations on huffing Raid?

 :lulz: I didn't know it was ever down. Although, it appears that they've changed their Forum engine since the last time I'd visited. I didn't remember them using vBulletin, although I could be wrong.

I named my first account on their forum after the account name I have here, and they instabanned it. Seems like they're still butthurt about the old days. And I mean, shit, I wasn't even here for that. I didn't even participate (I totally would have, though).



EDIT: Wtf, they have a Discordian section on the forum and still ban us on site?...

I guess they don't like our brand of Discordianism  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 01, 2017, 02:26:34 pm
Oh, they most certainly do not like us.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 01, 2017, 03:29:48 pm
It was down for like 2 years, while Mol begged for money on Facebook.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on August 01, 2017, 04:01:54 pm
I occasionally like to watch RFDTV, a network aimed specifically at farmers, and those who self-identify as "country". Last week's "This Week in Agribusiness" featured a brief segment by Orion Samuelson, former host of U.S. Farm Report for 30 years who is a regular on the show. It was so terrible I felt the need to share it here.

http://www.farmfutures.com/farm-life/week-agribusiness-july-29-2017

Part 2 starting at about 3:25

Summary: Why are we wasting all this money investigating Russia hacking our elections? Teenagers hack computers all the time. What's the big deal? Also, why don't we put congress on Social Security and Obamacare? I think Trump will be president for four years, then the democrats can try and get their person elected.

For anyone who is keeping up with conservative media in the U.S., I hope you're not skipping over RFDTV. It's pretty much a staple for rural America, a large part of Trump's base. It's kind of like Fox News, if Fox News talked a lot more about corn and tractors.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 01, 2017, 08:00:36 pm
That still sounds better than UK country broadcasting, which is just this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZY6jC5Dh6c) on constant loop.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: EK WAFFLR on August 01, 2017, 08:53:40 pm
Hiya people.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 01, 2017, 11:57:30 pm
Hey Waffle!


I just reconnected with my best friend, and possibly the person I fell in love with, from high school. I'm legit crying from happy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 02, 2017, 02:44:10 am
Wait wait wait...

Mysticwicks is back up?  Mol didnt spend all the patreon donations on huffing Raid?

wat

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 02, 2017, 02:45:14 am
Hiya people.

hola, un Silla Alta!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 02, 2017, 03:56:21 am
The damn fool anarchist  anti-hero looked down as the ruthless corporate tyrant plummeted off of the 60 story office building. The fight had been surprisingly quick and bloodless ending in the bastard corporatist being flung off of the top of the roof in a typical, predictable action-movie fashion. He was about to turn away and look all cool before his eyes caught an unexpected motion from the rapidly diminishing figure.

 In a flash the damn villain fluttered his suit jacket open and like batman it billowed out, but rather than slowing his descent it merely carried him through the air at terminal speeds and he seemed to be AIMING himself towards the materials manufacturer building across the boulevard. Tucson 5 news choppers captured the whole event even as the foul villain crashed straight through the 8th floor of the adjacent building and tumbled at spine-shattering speeds through a window and into an occupied conference room holding  yet another well attended and pointless meeting. The sheer impact knocked everyone prone save for a few pinned to their seats by shattered glass.

All eyes were upon the ragged, bloody mess of flesh and expensive silk suit tatters utterly aghast and in shock. The villain lay on the fractured boardroom table totally still, horrifically mangled, and clearly dead. Just as everyone was taking stock at the impossible happening before them a brilliant white light suffused the room and a booming Voice as deep as the vastness of space Itself uttered the words, "OH NO YOU DON'T YOU SUNNOFABITCH! YOU'RE NOT GETTING OUT OF THIS SO EASILY. NOW GET BACK TO WORK!!"

As the Light dimmed a crunching sound of bones and flesh re-knitting was heard by the mostly blinded folks bearing witness to the proceedings. Nobody in that room ever saw The Man From Tucson rise up and walk out of the room due to shock and burned out retinas. Some later reported to incredulous men in white coats that they had heard the revenant or whatever it was cuss a blue streak and hop off the table stopping only to wish their new CEO well in a notably sarcastic tone of voice before trailing off to mutter something about never getting a proper break when he wanted one.

The events were sealed under Imperial directives and the events never spoken of by those few witnesses who had retained enough of their sanity to continue their occupations. The anarchist anti-hero was found two days later buried upside down in a human waste cistern near the city limits. To this day nobody who was there has any idea what it all started over and nobody that matters and is smart WANTS to know.

This story brought to you by cheap rum and honey
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 02, 2017, 04:24:16 am
 :lulz:

Goddammit!

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 02, 2017, 04:26:05 am
For what it's worth, I'm very interested in what's going on in Seattle with the min wage increase, from a science perspective. It's a real-world experiment, and I'm trying to be impartial.
The increase to $10 has Tucson's economy banging, so I can only imagine.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: EK WAFFLR on August 03, 2017, 08:41:51 am
Hiya people.

hola, un Silla Alta!

Thank you, and a very good high chair* to you too.



*I hope I got my Spanish right.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 03, 2017, 11:57:03 pm
Hiya people.

hola, un Silla Alta!

Thank you, and a very good high chair* to you too.



*I hope I got my Spanish right.

Close enough.

Anyway, I just suddenly and without warning to traded to some British company.  I'm in the same office, the pay is slightly better, but it would have been nice to apply or interview or be told before my first day on the job.  Apparently, my contract allows for this, and so I had to do another I9 and W2 to keep doing the same thing for the same people.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 04, 2017, 01:34:04 am
Holy crap, the storms totally affect my blood sugar.  Fucking 1 slice to wheat toast was too much today, yesterday it was normal.  What the hell.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 04, 2017, 01:38:17 am
Holy crap, the storms totally affect my blood sugar.  Fucking 1 slice to wheat toast was too much today, yesterday it was normal.  What the hell.

Are you taking metformin or anything?  Because I have this happen about once every two weeks, and I can only sometimes figure out what happened.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 04, 2017, 02:52:42 am
Hiya people.

hola, un Silla Alta!

Thank you, and a very good high chair* to you too.



*I hope I got my Spanish right.

Close enough.

Anyway, I just suddenly and without warning to traded to some British company.  I'm in the same office, the pay is slightly better, but it would have been nice to apply or interview or be told before my first day on the job.  Apparently, my contract allows for this, and so I had to do another I9 and W2 to keep doing the same thing for the same people.

Is that because they're paying you in sterling and converting it to dollars?

Because you might want to get them to change that arrangement before March 2019 if so.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 04, 2017, 02:55:54 am
Hiya people.

hola, un Silla Alta!

Thank you, and a very good high chair* to you too.



*I hope I got my Spanish right.

Close enough.

Anyway, I just suddenly and without warning to traded to some British company.  I'm in the same office, the pay is slightly better, but it would have been nice to apply or interview or be told before my first day on the job.  Apparently, my contract allows for this, and so I had to do another I9 and W2 to keep doing the same thing for the same people.

Is that because they're paying you in sterling and converting it to dollars?

Because you might want to get them to change that arrangement before March 2019 if so.

No, they have an American subsidiary, so I still get paid in money.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 04, 2017, 03:04:46 am
Hey, it's money now. It just wont be in 18 months.

I'm actually keeping a stack of Euros and Swiss francs I bought pre-Brexit vote, just in case.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 04, 2017, 03:26:58 am
Holy crap, the storms totally affect my blood sugar.  Fucking 1 slice to wheat toast was too much today, yesterday it was normal.  What the hell.

Are you taking metformin or anything?  Because I have this happen about once every two weeks, and I can only sometimes figure out what happened.

Nope, been avoiding medication, though now I might want to do that if I'm not able to have carbs at all.  Metformin one they offered I think.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 04, 2017, 03:31:24 am
Holy crap, the storms totally affect my blood sugar.  Fucking 1 slice to wheat toast was too much today, yesterday it was normal.  What the hell.

Are you taking metformin or anything?  Because I have this happen about once every two weeks, and I can only sometimes figure out what happened.

Nope, been avoiding medication, though now I might want to do that if I'm not able to have carbs at all.  Metformin one they offered I think.

Metformin is pretty good stuff.

1.  You can't overdose on it, really, because it stops working when your blood sugar reaches 80.
2.  The only real side effect is acid ketosis, and if it doesn't happen inside of 2 weeks, it will never happen.
3.  The first two weeks is a festival of explosive diarrhea, but then that stops. 
4.  It fucking works.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 04, 2017, 03:31:47 am
Hey, it's money now. It just wont be in 18 months.

I'm actually keeping a stack of Euros and Swiss francs I bought pre-Brexit vote, just in case.

I expect it will tumble before the actual hilarity.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 04, 2017, 04:03:30 am
Holy crap, the storms totally affect my blood sugar.  Fucking 1 slice to wheat toast was too much today, yesterday it was normal.  What the hell.

Are you taking metformin or anything?  Because I have this happen about once every two weeks, and I can only sometimes figure out what happened.

Nope, been avoiding medication, though now I might want to do that if I'm not able to have carbs at all.  Metformin one they offered I think.

Metformin is pretty good stuff.

1.  You can't overdose on it, really, because it stops working when your blood sugar reaches 80.
2.  The only real side effect is acid ketosis, and if it doesn't happen inside of 2 weeks, it will never happen.
3.  The first two weeks is a festival of explosive diarrhea, but then that stops. 
4.  It fucking works.

Hmm, I have like 3 weeks to go, and have the opposite poo problem, so maybe not a bad idea.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: EK WAFFLR on August 04, 2017, 12:21:00 pm
Hiya people.

hola, un Silla Alta!

Thank you, and a very good high chair* to you too.



*I hope I got my Spanish right.

Close enough.

Anyway, I just suddenly and without warning to traded to some British company.  I'm in the same office, the pay is slightly better, but it would have been nice to apply or interview or be told before my first day on the job.  Apparently, my contract allows for this, and so I had to do another I9 and W2 to keep doing the same thing for the same people.

Has anyone ever told you you  job is kind of weird?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 04, 2017, 11:11:29 pm
So happy about something that really isn't a good situation, but sister is finally leaving husband. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 04, 2017, 11:43:38 pm
Hiya people.

hola, un Silla Alta!

Thank you, and a very good high chair* to you too.



*I hope I got my Spanish right.

Close enough.

Anyway, I just suddenly and without warning to traded to some British company.  I'm in the same office, the pay is slightly better, but it would have been nice to apply or interview or be told before my first day on the job.  Apparently, my contract allows for this, and so I had to do another I9 and W2 to keep doing the same thing for the same people.

Has anyone ever told you you  job is kind of weird?

I blow up sewers and get handed around like a durdy hoar.

So no.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 05, 2017, 05:12:06 pm
I'm off to battle prairie sharks for a week.  Be nice to each other.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 05, 2017, 06:11:16 pm
I'm off to battle prairie sharks for a week.  Be nice to each other.

Have fun!  Don't take any shit off of those Montana PITA freaks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 05, 2017, 08:45:12 pm
Less than two days back at work and:

1) I have been locked out of my work computer account.  No emails, no access to the server, no access to student records, no access to maintenance.
2) I have been put on an entire shift for my own, despite being away for a month
3) It's also a weekend
4) I've had to sit through two 45 minute long handovers that should've taken 5 minutes due to co-worker incompetence and dithering
5) I've had to explain to students that no, they cannot just invite friends here overnight, and no they cannot give me money to make that happen.  There are 3 notice boards on every floor with this information, along with it being in their induction pack and told to them upon arrival
6) Had to explain to students where the laundry is, despite being part of the induction
7) Had to explain to a student where their kitchen is, despite them being here for a week at this point.
8) Found multiple clerical errors
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 06, 2017, 03:22:53 am
That school is a travesty and would probably burn down at some point without you there, even if you really don't care anymore your competence is like the only thing holding that place up.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 06, 2017, 02:52:17 pm
Why are you still there?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 06, 2017, 08:21:36 pm
Honestly? No-one seems to be hiring.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 06, 2017, 09:14:32 pm
That sucks dude I hope you get a chance soon. Sounds like you're wasted at that place.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 06, 2017, 10:16:03 pm
Well I have two masters degrees and the person next step down in terms of chain of command not only doesn't have any, she doesn't know what the tab button on the computer does.  We work with computers on a daily basis and she's been here 18 months.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 07, 2017, 11:06:57 pm
Well I have two masters degrees and the person next step down in terms of chain of command not only doesn't have any, she doesn't know what the tab button on the computer does.  We work with computers on a daily basis and she's been here 18 months.

Has she time traveled to this age from a hundred years ago, to not know what the tab button does?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 08, 2017, 02:40:09 am
After having a rant that my sister is a liar, belittling her in front of the kids, and threatening to call the cops on her and his own father for robbery (??), brother-in-law can't possibly understand why my sister wants to leave him.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 08, 2017, 02:54:23 am
After having a rant that my sister is a liar, belittling her in front of the kids, and threatening to call the cops on her and his own father for robbery (??), brother-in-law can't possibly understand why my sister wants to leave him.

Wow. That is wildly... something.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 08, 2017, 03:33:51 am
After having a rant that my sister is a liar, belittling her in front of the kids, and threatening to call the cops on her and his own father for robbery (??), brother-in-law can't possibly understand why my sister wants to leave him.

Wow. That is wildly... something.

He's something.  He's probably mentally ill - he won't go see a doc, flatly refuses.  What he doesn't get is that when my sister disagrees with something that he can't just go say what a terrible person he thinks she is, accuse her of lying,  and do so for about twenty minutes.  He thinks that that is an argument and just doesn't get why she has a problem.  Or denies that they even had an argument. 

Last one was him calling an exterminator for their brand new house because the dog has ticks, therefore infestation.  Sister says that isn't what an exterminator should be called for.  He calls her a liar, a terrible person and an idiot.  She filmed it.

At least this time his dad got a piece of what has been going on.  They didn't believe my sister that he had a problem.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 08, 2017, 09:36:07 pm
Fuckin' christ. And I remember now, he sounds VERY ill.  :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 08, 2017, 09:38:15 pm
Well I have two masters degrees and the person next step down in terms of chain of command not only doesn't have any, she doesn't know what the tab button on the computer does.  We work with computers on a daily basis and she's been here 18 months.

Has she time traveled to this age from a hundred years ago, to not know what the tab button does?

Her gender and sex politics certainly have.

I won't recount the time she embarrassed the entire team, herself, a new student and their family because the parents were a gay couple and she couldn't stop making a complete arse of herself about it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 08, 2017, 10:15:01 pm
Jesus cock-punching christ.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 09, 2017, 12:38:35 am
Fuckin' christ. And I remember now, he sounds VERY ill.  :sad:

So now she's getting stuff in writing, hopefully overseen by a lawyer, to make things like kid visitation contingent on a psych evaluation.  She also told him she may stay if he sees a doc.  He countered it should be marriage counseling.  However they have tried that.  He went along with it during sessions, and then did fuck all after.

Also, semi-related to this bullshit, his mother is a jerk.  I know very few people that give off insta-jerk vibes, but she's one. She also thinks she's helping by going shopping for things for their house to surprise them, and then sending them a bill.  This included a new couch and a new tv.  Also she got shit-faced at a baby shower.  Who does that?  She's also in the medical field, just many wtfs.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 09, 2017, 02:09:03 am
What the actual fuck? That lady is

I don't have words. Who buys gifts and then sends bills?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 09, 2017, 02:15:29 am
Monsoon is lazy, quit after a lousy two weeks.

Which means we're all going to bake to death over the next 8 weeks.   :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 09, 2017, 02:42:16 am
Ask to transfer to England.  I don't think it's been above 70F all month, since I got back.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 09, 2017, 03:10:42 am
What the actual fuck? That lady is

I don't have words. Who buys gifts and then sends bills?

It makes me think even when he's in his right mind all the lousy behaviors he got from her would shine through. 

The bonus about the tv incident is my sister got her own bank account so that he'd have to ask her for money whenever his mom started "helping" a bit too much.   
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 09, 2017, 04:47:45 am
Ask to transfer to England.  I don't think it's been above 70F all month, since I got back.

I'd be in Manchester.   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 09, 2017, 04:00:47 pm
Ask to transfer to England.  I don't think it's been above 70F all month, since I got back.

I'd be in Manchester.   :lulz:

Moss Side aside, Manchester is actually mostly nice these days.  They've even moved a number of government departments up there.  If the Civil Service weenies aren't drawing hazard pay, it can't be that bad.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 09, 2017, 06:31:24 pm
Ask to transfer to England.  I don't think it's been above 70F all month, since I got back.

I'd be in Manchester.   :lulz:

Moss Side aside, Manchester is actually mostly nice these days.  They've even moved a number of government departments up there.  If the Civil Service weenies aren't drawing hazard pay, it can't be that bad.

Yeah but mancs are all possessed of that - I'm begging you, please please please punch me unconscious - accent. It sounds like someone dragging Joni Mitchell's skull down a blackboard  :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 09, 2017, 10:40:17 pm
Fuckin' christ. And I remember now, he sounds VERY ill.  :sad:

So now she's getting stuff in writing, hopefully overseen by a lawyer, to make things like kid visitation contingent on a psych evaluation.  She also told him she may stay if he sees a doc.  He countered it should be marriage counseling.  However they have tried that.  He went along with it during sessions, and then did fuck all after.

Also, semi-related to this bullshit, his mother is a jerk.  I know very few people that give off insta-jerk vibes, but she's one. She also thinks she's helping by going shopping for things for their house to surprise them, and then sending them a bill.  This included a new couch and a new tv.  Also she got shit-faced at a baby shower.  Who does that?  She's also in the medical field, just many wtfs.

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2013/five-major-mental-disorders-share-genetic-roots.shtml

Not only am I quite sure that your brother-in-law has Schizophrenia, or some variant, I would venture to guess that the mom has Bipolar symptoms that may not have been addressed. Making large, surprise purchases for people and then sending them the bill during a stressful time implies severely lacking Cognitive Empathy, which is common in Bipolar Disorder and related disorders. And considering the similarities in genetic predispositions to both Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, it would increase the likelihood of either one having a disorder if the other were to be diagnosed.

Obviously this is just conjecture, but the blunt presentation of your brother-in-law's symptoms coupled with the very bizarre nature of his mother's behavior (Seriously, I've never even heard of someone doing that. Who the fuck does that?) makes it something worth looking into, IMO. Maybe evidence of a pre-existing condition in his mother, and proof of the similar genetic roots could convince him to do something about it? I wouldn't think so, but every argument counts in dire situations like that. Marriage is a pretty big deal.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 09, 2017, 11:03:21 pm
Fuckin' christ. And I remember now, he sounds VERY ill.  :sad:

So now she's getting stuff in writing, hopefully overseen by a lawyer, to make things like kid visitation contingent on a psych evaluation.  She also told him she may stay if he sees a doc.  He countered it should be marriage counseling.  However they have tried that.  He went along with it during sessions, and then did fuck all after.

Also, semi-related to this bullshit, his mother is a jerk.  I know very few people that give off insta-jerk vibes, but she's one. She also thinks she's helping by going shopping for things for their house to surprise them, and then sending them a bill.  This included a new couch and a new tv.  Also she got shit-faced at a baby shower.  Who does that?  She's also in the medical field, just many wtfs.

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2013/five-major-mental-disorders-share-genetic-roots.shtml

Not only am I quite sure that your brother-in-law has Schizophrenia, or some variant, I would venture to guess that the mom has Bipolar symptoms that may not have been addressed. Making large, surprise purchases for people and then sending them the bill during a stressful time implies severely lacking Cognitive Empathy, which is common in Bipolar Disorder and related disorders. And considering the similarities in genetic predispositions to both Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, it would increase the likelihood of either one having a disorder if the other were to be diagnosed.

Obviously this is just conjecture, but the blunt presentation of your brother-in-law's symptoms coupled with the very bizarre nature of his mother's behavior (Seriously, I've never even heard of someone doing that. Who the fuck does that?) makes it something worth looking into, IMO. Maybe evidence of a pre-existing condition in his mother, and proof of the similar genetic roots could convince him to do something about it? I wouldn't think so, but every argument counts in dire situations like that. Marriage is a pretty big deal.

Very interesting.  I'll bring this up with my sister, though it'll make her a bit worried about the kids and developing something of that nature. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on August 10, 2017, 12:29:46 am
If it helps, even severe mental health disorders like schizophrenia are affected by the environment and childhood development. Genes make you more susceptible, but they're not a guarantee of problems or the severity thereof.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 10, 2017, 12:44:55 am
If it helps, even severe mental health disorders like schizophrenia are affected by the environment and childhood development. Genes make you more susceptible, but they're not a guarantee of problems or the severity thereof.

Yeah, need to just point out that the kids need a more stable, less stressful environment.  They aren't getting that around him and his family.  If she's suddenly thinking about it on top of everything else.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 10, 2017, 02:25:43 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 10, 2017, 02:42:59 am
Ask to transfer to England.  I don't think it's been above 70F all month, since I got back.

I'd be in Manchester.   :lulz:

Moss Side aside, Manchester is actually mostly nice these days.  They've even moved a number of government departments up there.  If the Civil Service weenies aren't drawing hazard pay, it can't be that bad.

Yeah but mancs are all possessed of that - I'm begging you, please please please punch me unconscious - accent. It sounds like someone dragging Joni Mitchell's skull down a blackboard  :argh!:

All accents north of the M4 and south of Hadrians Wall are dumb sounding though.  Think about it:

Brummies? Fuck yes.
Mancunians? Yes.
Yorkshire? It's not the 19th century any more, so yes.
Liverpool? Absolutely.
Geordie? Ur-example of a stupid, incomprehensible accent.
Welsh? Don't even get me started.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 10, 2017, 03:43:25 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 10, 2017, 05:23:44 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o

It is.  We're growing, so they're expanding all of our roads.  The police hardly ever shoot people.  The ambulance comes when you call.

It's fucking weird.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 10, 2017, 06:53:57 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o

It is.  We're growing, so they're expanding all of our roads.  The police hardly ever shoot people.  The ambulance comes when you call.

It's fucking weird.

You've doomed the rest of the country. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 10, 2017, 07:18:21 pm
Fuckin' christ. And I remember now, he sounds VERY ill.  :sad:

So now she's getting stuff in writing, hopefully overseen by a lawyer, to make things like kid visitation contingent on a psych evaluation.  She also told him she may stay if he sees a doc.  He countered it should be marriage counseling.  However they have tried that.  He went along with it during sessions, and then did fuck all after.

Also, semi-related to this bullshit, his mother is a jerk.  I know very few people that give off insta-jerk vibes, but she's one. She also thinks she's helping by going shopping for things for their house to surprise them, and then sending them a bill.  This included a new couch and a new tv.  Also she got shit-faced at a baby shower.  Who does that?  She's also in the medical field, just many wtfs.

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2013/five-major-mental-disorders-share-genetic-roots.shtml

Not only am I quite sure that your brother-in-law has Schizophrenia, or some variant, I would venture to guess that the mom has Bipolar symptoms that may not have been addressed. Making large, surprise purchases for people and then sending them the bill during a stressful time implies severely lacking Cognitive Empathy, which is common in Bipolar Disorder and related disorders. And considering the similarities in genetic predispositions to both Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, it would increase the likelihood of either one having a disorder if the other were to be diagnosed.

Obviously this is just conjecture, but the blunt presentation of your brother-in-law's symptoms coupled with the very bizarre nature of his mother's behavior (Seriously, I've never even heard of someone doing that. Who the fuck does that?) makes it something worth looking into, IMO. Maybe evidence of a pre-existing condition in his mother, and proof of the similar genetic roots could convince him to do something about it? I wouldn't think so, but every argument counts in dire situations like that. Marriage is a pretty big deal.

Very interesting.  I'll bring this up with my sister, though it'll make her a bit worried about the kids and developing something of that nature.

If it helps, even severe mental health disorders like schizophrenia are affected by the environment and childhood development. Genes make you more susceptible, but they're not a guarantee of problems or the severity thereof.

Yeah, I forgot to mention and stress this ^



It just so happens that I've been spending hours and hours of the last week or so going from scientific study paper to scientific study paper trying to isolate the genetic, protein-level cellular causes/factors of Schizophrenia, or at least that which would cause the neural damage that might lead to Schizophrenia and similar diseases. This put me in a mindset that ignored the environmental factors when writing my original response.

I will actually be doing a write-up of my findings and posting it in the Scientism section of this forum, if you or your sister become interested. It'll end up incorporating environmental factors like cannabis use during late adolescence (The Synaptic Pruning stage of neural development.) as well. Just keep in mind that I'm not a medical professional by any stretch of the imagination, but that the write-up should give an overview of the disease that includes details that are usually lacking in Schizophrenia documentation. The essay should be done either today or tomorrow.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 10, 2017, 11:53:49 pm
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o

It is.  We're growing, so they're expanding all of our roads.  The police hardly ever shoot people.  The ambulance comes when you call.

It's fucking weird.

You've doomed the rest of the country.

IKR? 

And due to the steepening tech curve plus our new economy, I can get weird faster than people can pass laws against it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 11, 2017, 03:58:37 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o

It is.  We're growing, so they're expanding all of our roads.  The police hardly ever shoot people.  The ambulance comes when you call.

It's fucking weird.

...If it weren't for that whole BURNING SKY ORB thing AZ has
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 11, 2017, 03:59:48 am
Also, does the board have Nazis again?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 11, 2017, 04:59:26 am
Also, does the board have Nazis again?

Just edgy trolls, I think.

Also, congratulations again, Coyote.  :banana:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 11, 2017, 04:59:45 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o

It is.  We're growing, so they're expanding all of our roads.  The police hardly ever shoot people.  The ambulance comes when you call.

It's fucking weird.

...If it weren't for that whole BURNING SKY ORB thing AZ has

You can't have it all.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 11, 2017, 05:02:54 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o

It is.  We're growing, so they're expanding all of our roads.  The police hardly ever shoot people.  The ambulance comes when you call.

It's fucking weird.

...If it weren't for that whole BURNING SKY ORB thing AZ has

You can't have it all.

To be fair, thanks to fucking CANADA being on fire, it is almost tempted to move down to Tuscon. But I don't think my wife can handle deserts.

Also, does the board have Nazis again?

Just edgy trolls, I think.

Also, congratulations again, Coyote.  :banana:

Thanks
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 11, 2017, 05:19:41 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o

It is.  We're growing, so they're expanding all of our roads.  The police hardly ever shoot people.  The ambulance comes when you call.

It's fucking weird.

...If it weren't for that whole BURNING SKY ORB thing AZ has

You can't have it all.

To be fair, thanks to fucking CANADA being on fire, it is almost tempted to move down to Tuscon. But I don't think my wife can handle deserts.

Also, does the board have Nazis again?

Just edgy trolls, I think.

Also, congratulations again, Coyote.  :banana:

Thanks

Your wife has an issue with no mosquitoes?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 12, 2017, 08:18:31 pm
So perhaps unsurprisingly The State has seen fit to deny my initial disability claim despite actual medical evidence going back to childhood. Now I must hire a lawyer and appeal. The lawyer gets paid a steep cut, but only if they win. Tight little scam they  got going there. In the meantime I must find some sort of part time work that won't burn me out, pays under a grand a month, and doesn't mind flexible scheduling for my various doctor and psych appointments.

On the bright side a heat treatment of the building and a follow up spray have put the bed bug situation to rest. For now anyway I am able to sleep in my own bed in the room that I have rented for so long. Better yet I managed to swap my shitty bed for a relatively more comfortable futon. Other than the despair, impoverishment, frustration, and clinical depression I'm much more comfortable now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 14, 2017, 05:05:34 am
Grr annoyed at people's faulty memories.  "I remember when we could leave doors unlocked, we didn't have to worry about x y or z crime."

Yes we did.  We locked the fucking doors. Though I suppose it was your parents worrying and not you.

I just paid attention as a kid I guess.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on August 14, 2017, 05:13:09 am
Grr annoyed at people's faulty memories.  "I remember when we could leave doors unlocked, we didn't have to worry about x y or z crime."

Yes we did.  We locked the fucking doors. Though I suppose it was your parents worrying and not you.

I just paid attention as a kid I guess.

My parents' house was broken into almost immediately after it was build back in the 60s. They religiously locked their doors whenever they left the house, and before going to bed at night my entire childhood, and even to this day. they lived, and still live in rural Tennessee

Today, I also live in rural Tennessee, and NEVER lock my doors. Though when I did live in town, I I locked doors, and it really pissed me off that my roommate refused to lock the door behind him when he left in the morning, and I was still asleep for a few hours after he left, even though I asked him nicely. It wasn't a terrible neighborhood, but it wasn't that great, either.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 14, 2017, 06:25:03 am
Grr annoyed at people's faulty memories.  "I remember when we could leave doors unlocked, we didn't have to worry about x y or z crime."

Yes we did.  We locked the fucking doors. Though I suppose it was your parents worrying and not you.

I just paid attention as a kid I guess.

My parents' house was broken into almost immediately after it was build back in the 60s. They religiously locked their doors whenever they left the house, and before going to bed at night my entire childhood, and even to this day. they lived, and still live in rural Tennessee

Today, I also live in rural Tennessee, and NEVER lock my doors. Though when I did live in town, I I locked doors, and it really pissed me off that my roommate refused to lock the door behind him when he left in the morning, and I was still asleep for a few hours after he left, even though I asked him nicely. It wasn't a terrible neighborhood, but it wasn't that great, either.

Wow, I mean, in any area where there's people there's the off chance some drunk will think it's their place and wander in.  Or maybe that's just Wisconsin.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on August 14, 2017, 02:22:42 pm
Grr annoyed at people's faulty memories.  "I remember when we could leave doors unlocked, we didn't have to worry about x y or z crime."

Yes we did.  We locked the fucking doors. Though I suppose it was your parents worrying and not you.

I just paid attention as a kid I guess.

My parents' house was broken into almost immediately after it was build back in the 60s. They religiously locked their doors whenever they left the house, and before going to bed at night my entire childhood, and even to this day. they lived, and still live in rural Tennessee

Today, I also live in rural Tennessee, and NEVER lock my doors. Though when I did live in town, I I locked doors, and it really pissed me off that my roommate refused to lock the door behind him when he left in the morning, and I was still asleep for a few hours after he left, even though I asked him nicely. It wasn't a terrible neighborhood, but it wasn't that great, either.

Wow, I mean, in any area where there's people there's the off chance some drunk will think it's their place and wander in.  Or maybe that's just Wisconsin.


Nope, not just Wisconsin. That actually happened to me once many years ago, now. Roommates left beer sitting outside on the porch. Huge old drunk guy sees them, and decided to walk in and ask if he can have one. I was home alone in bed at the time, and heard someone yelling in the house. I got up and opened my bedroom door, and there was this big drunk guy standing there rambling about his life story.

Apparently, he was the ex-husband of the super-weird, super-religious old cat lady next door.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 14, 2017, 04:57:44 pm
You mean you didn't leave your door unlocked during the crack cocaine epidemic?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 14, 2017, 05:39:36 pm
So some company called Pastdue Credit Solutions keeps sending me letters saying i've got outstanding debt with NPower for the student accomodation I lived in.

Hilariously they managed to get the dates, address and my name wrong on the letter which were my first clues that something wasn't right.

General consensus online agrees that this is a company just trying to scam people with scary letters.

Suggestions for amusing/effective methods of retaliation welcome.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on August 14, 2017, 05:59:52 pm
You mean you didn't leave your door unlocked during the crack cocaine epidemic?

Can't lock your doors when you already sold them for crack.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 14, 2017, 06:06:34 pm
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 14, 2017, 06:09:58 pm
So some company called Pastdue Credit Solutions keeps sending me letters saying i've got outstanding debt with NPower for the student accomodation I lived in.

Hilariously they managed to get the dates, address and my name wrong on the letter which were my first clues that something wasn't right.

General consensus online agrees that this is a company just trying to scam people with scary letters.

Suggestions for amusing/effective methods of retaliation welcome.

Write back posing as another family member's solicitor.

Tell them you have run off to join the YPG.

As a member of a desginated terrorist organisation, trying to collect funds from you would put them in contravention of the Terrorism Act (2006) as pertains to terrorist financing and they are advised to confer with the National Crime Agency on how best to seek repayment.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 14, 2017, 06:52:33 pm
So some company called Pastdue Credit Solutions keeps sending me letters saying i've got outstanding debt with NPower for the student accomodation I lived in.

Hilariously they managed to get the dates, address and my name wrong on the letter which were my first clues that something wasn't right.

General consensus online agrees that this is a company just trying to scam people with scary letters.

Suggestions for amusing/effective methods of retaliation welcome.

Write back posing as another family member's solicitor.

Tell them you have run off to join the YPG.

As a member of a desginated terrorist organisation, trying to collect funds from you would put them in contravention of the Terrorism Act (2006) as pertains to terrorist financing and they are advised to confer with the National Crime Agency on how best to seek repayment.


....That's genius.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 14, 2017, 10:08:34 pm
I based it on actual problems lawyers representing suspected terrorists have. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 14, 2017, 10:27:21 pm
I based it on actual problems lawyers representing suspected terrorists have.

lolwut 

:lulz: :lulz:

Sometimes, I feel like the world turned out exactly how it was supposed to.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 14, 2017, 11:41:57 pm
Grr annoyed at people's faulty memories.  "I remember when we could leave doors unlocked, we didn't have to worry about x y or z crime."

Yes we did.  We locked the fucking doors. Though I suppose it was your parents worrying and not you.

I just paid attention as a kid I guess.

My parents' house was broken into almost immediately after it was build back in the 60s. They religiously locked their doors whenever they left the house, and before going to bed at night my entire childhood, and even to this day. they lived, and still live in rural Tennessee

Today, I also live in rural Tennessee, and NEVER lock my doors. Though when I did live in town, I I locked doors, and it really pissed me off that my roommate refused to lock the door behind him when he left in the morning, and I was still asleep for a few hours after he left, even though I asked him nicely. It wasn't a terrible neighborhood, but it wasn't that great, either.

Funny bit is, you're far more likely to suffer from property crime in a rural area.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on August 15, 2017, 12:32:03 am
Grr annoyed at people's faulty memories.  "I remember when we could leave doors unlocked, we didn't have to worry about x y or z crime."

Yes we did.  We locked the fucking doors. Though I suppose it was your parents worrying and not you.

I just paid attention as a kid I guess.

My parents' house was broken into almost immediately after it was build back in the 60s. They religiously locked their doors whenever they left the house, and before going to bed at night my entire childhood, and even to this day. they lived, and still live in rural Tennessee

Today, I also live in rural Tennessee, and NEVER lock my doors. Though when I did live in town, I I locked doors, and it really pissed me off that my roommate refused to lock the door behind him when he left in the morning, and I was still asleep for a few hours after he left, even though I asked him nicely. It wasn't a terrible neighborhood, but it wasn't that great, either.

Funny bit is, you're far more likely to suffer from property crime in a rural area.

True, that. But We also have a couple other things to give us our false sense of security that traditionally come with rural living: Dog running loose in the yard, "extra" vehicles sitting in front of the house (in various stages of disrepair), etc...

The red car and blue truck are particularly unconvincing due to all the grass grown up around them.

That black station wagon, tho.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 15, 2017, 02:23:51 am
ok so due date is the 29th, but I keep thinking my luck is such that baby will want to arrive during an eclipse related traffic jam
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 15, 2017, 02:51:59 am
ok so due date is the 29th, but I keep thinking my luck is such that baby will want to arrive during an eclipse related traffic jam

Then the baby will be born with weird moon powers. It should balance out.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 15, 2017, 04:16:56 am
ok so due date is the 29th, but I keep thinking my luck is such that baby will want to arrive during an eclipse related traffic jam

Then the baby will be born with weird moon powers. It should balance out.

But then will be unable to melt & work silver.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 15, 2017, 05:39:11 am
ok so due date is the 29th, but I keep thinking my luck is such that baby will want to arrive during an eclipse related traffic jam

Then the baby will be born with weird moon powers. It should balance out.

But then will be unable to melt & work silver.

 :lulz:

Oh darn. So much for a lucrative career in silversmithing.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 15, 2017, 05:41:21 am
Times feel weird, and awful and fucked up AND my brain is still fucked BUT shit seems maybe better.

It is only Monday so I fully expect us to be fucking dead by this Friday.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 15, 2017, 05:45:27 am
ok so due date is the 29th, but I keep thinking my luck is such that baby will want to arrive during an eclipse related traffic jam

Then the baby will be born with weird moon powers. It should balance out.

But then will be unable to melt & work silver.

 :lulz:

Oh darn. So much for a lucrative career in silversmithing.  :lulz:

David Avocado Wolfe makes everything sillier.   :lulz:

****************

But yeah, Trivial, babies are notorious for bad timing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 15, 2017, 07:57:01 pm
Guys guys guys I made a joke

What does a queerphobic orgy look like?



























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Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 16, 2017, 01:32:09 am
Man whenever I feel like I am describing something that should be very obvious I just need to get to the doctor's quora thread and look at all the things people believe simply because they weren't told.

People thinking that blood transfusions need to be taken orally is a special one.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 17, 2017, 05:18:34 am
Hey, did you guys know bourbon makes the Nazis go away?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 17, 2017, 05:43:05 am
Are you wasting good bourbon on molotov cocktails again?  Vodka, damnit, cheap and nasty vodka.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 17, 2017, 06:09:45 am
To be fair, it's Kirkland brand Costco bourbon. Hardly a crime.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 17, 2017, 06:16:34 am
That sounds like a crime in and of itself.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 17, 2017, 06:42:59 am
Then I am committing the shit out of it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 17, 2017, 06:55:10 am
 :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Pergamos on August 18, 2017, 06:04:23 pm
I have been in an accident on my bicycle and broken my face. No time spent in the hospital more than the day of the occurance.  I don't remember much of the day (yesterday) because I got a fairly serious head injury and that is kind of fucking with me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 18, 2017, 06:25:42 pm
I have been in an accident on my bicycle and broken my face. No time spent in the hospital more than the day of the occurance.  I don't remember much of the day (yesterday) because I got a fairly serious head injury and that is kind of fucking with me.

Damn, that sucks. I hope the damage isn't too serious or permanent.

I've never experienced amnesia that severe before, but I imagine it would definitely fuck with your head.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 18, 2017, 10:00:34 pm
Anybody know of any loosely moderated (So I can be mean, like we like to be ;) ) Facebook Discussion Groups that also occasionally include somewhat intelligent discussion? Or even Forums that fit that bill, for that matter.



Also, a friend just shared this with me. Thought you guys would like it if you haven't heard it: https://clyp.it/l0pro1r2 (It's only audio, but it's NSFW if it's playing out of speakers.)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 19, 2017, 02:28:30 am
Holy fuck my sister's in-laws.  Her husband's sister: "Not sure why you're bothering leaving now, he'll be dead in maybe 5 years."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Bu☆ns on August 19, 2017, 05:37:56 am
This stray cat we've been feeding finally warmed up a bit (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-4zJqNxVu67RzFvdWRuYWIzWmc/view)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 19, 2017, 08:57:07 pm
Holy fuck my sister's in-laws.  Her husband's sister: "Not sure why you're bothering leaving now, he'll be dead in maybe 5 years."

Wow.  :aaa:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 21, 2017, 04:19:53 pm
Cut my thumb open when washing a food processor blade. Nerve damage is certain at this point, as I can't feel up to an inch past the cut. Had to super-glue the fucker shut!

Took 25 minutes to get it to stop bleeding the first time. Then it took over 2 hours the second time (I must have accidentally ripped it open a bit more.). During which time I bled all the way through a hand-towel AND a rag. I had to put so much pressure on it, it gave me a blood blister around the cut.

I can't believe I ever doubted the super-glue method, though. I'm never using bandaids for incision wounds again.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 21, 2017, 04:44:28 pm
The Spanish police are not fucking around when it comes to the Barcelona cell.  Out of a suspected 12 members there are:

3 on the run
6 shot dead
2 blown up (self-inflicted)
1 in the ICU (also self-inflicted)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 21, 2017, 05:11:40 pm
Cut my thumb open when washing a food processor blade. Nerve damage is certain at this point, as I can't feel up to an inch past the cut. Had to super-glue the fucker shut!

Took 25 minutes to get it to stop bleeding the first time. Then it took over 2 hours the second time (I must have accidentally ripped it open a bit more.). During which time I bled all the way through a hand-towel AND a rag. I had to put so much pressure on it, it gave me a blood blister around the cut.

I can't believe I ever doubted the super-glue method, though. I'm never using bandaids for incision wounds again.

Never tried that but I don't know if I've ever had a cut that would work.  I gouged a finger once with a hedge trimmer, had flap that i compressed shut and it healed ok.  It feels pretty odd now, there's feeling in that spot,  but it's wrong.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 21, 2017, 05:40:03 pm
Cut my thumb open when washing a food processor blade. Nerve damage is certain at this point, as I can't feel up to an inch past the cut. Had to super-glue the fucker shut!

Took 25 minutes to get it to stop bleeding the first time. Then it took over 2 hours the second time (I must have accidentally ripped it open a bit more.). During which time I bled all the way through a hand-towel AND a rag. I had to put so much pressure on it, it gave me a blood blister around the cut.

I can't believe I ever doubted the super-glue method, though. I'm never using bandaids for incision wounds again.

Never tried that but I don't know if I've ever had a cut that would work.  I gouged a finger once with a hedge trimmer, had flap that i compressed shut and it healed ok.  It feels pretty odd now, there's feeling in that spot,  but it's wrong.

Yeah, it's the best method for things like that. Super-glue seems to significantly reduce scarring (Not that that really matters to me, as I've never cared about scarring.), and is perfect for situations in which you have to hold two pieces of skin together to keep a wound from bleeding. I recommend using the most viscous super glue you can find, as the nail glue I used is not so viscous, and ended up spreading further than intended and insta-gluing my uncut thumb to one flap of the wound, which is the reason why it took so long to get to stop bleeding the second time around. I had to immediately rip my other thumb off the flap before it bonded completely to the skin flap. It was almost completely bonded though, so it extended the cut another half inch (basically into the start of my thumb nail) when I ripped it back.

I completely get what you mean by "there's feeling, but it's wrong." It's essentially like an incomplete nerve signal. Only pieces of the information make it back, and it feels off, in an indescribable way. Makes me think of TV interference, or a radio fading in and out between two radio stations.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 21, 2017, 07:55:58 pm
Update: baby not getting moon powers.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 21, 2017, 09:21:08 pm
Update: baby not getting moon powers.

Booo.


Also I dunno what kind of super glue you used, but I hope it was medical grade. The stuff for objects is toxic, I believe.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 21, 2017, 10:19:02 pm
Also I dunno what kind of super glue you used, but I hope it was medical grade. The stuff for objects is toxic, I believe.

I had suspected the same thing when the idea was proposed to me.

Cyanoacrylate is all it said on the bottle, but I had looked up the other types (n-butyl and 2-octyl-cyanoacrylate, for example), and as far as I know, it would just cause burning sensations due to its curing process being exothermic in some circumstances for certain types. I think the main toxicological factors have more to do with the fumes. Either way, I think it should be fine. A little bit of glue toxicity (Which, none of it would be deadly by any stretch, in the case of cyanoacrylate) is way better of a situation than having to pay a thousand dollars for a couple stitches.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 21, 2017, 10:32:35 pm
Very true.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 21, 2017, 11:05:28 pm
I bought ten pounds of white peaches today at the store and have six more at home. These will be dried and made into tea stuffs. Yay.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 21, 2017, 11:21:53 pm
Ah, post "Be a Viking not victim" speech the layoffs commenced.

Not affected but feh, typical.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on August 22, 2017, 12:35:55 am
Ah, post "Be a Viking not victim" speech the layoffs commenced.

Not affected but feh, typical.

What? Summary and key phrases from speech needed, sounds like cocaine fueled corporate bullshit at its finest. I mean sure if pillaging and plundering is your business model but I'm pretty sure you don't work at a bank.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 22, 2017, 01:05:41 am
Ah, post "Be a Viking not victim" speech the layoffs commenced.

Not affected but feh, typical.

What? Summary and key phrases from speech needed, sounds like cocaine fueled corporate bullshit at its finest. I mean sure if pillaging and plundering is your business model but I'm pretty sure you don't work at a bank.

PM for fun.

*edit*  Did it send?  I have nothing in "sent".

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 22, 2017, 01:38:40 am
Out of the blue I noticed one Zak Smith, a DIY/OSR D&D dude, has blocked me on twitter, which has me baffled, much like when I found out that fucking Jessica Price from Paizo had me blocked on twitter. I'm torn between assuming it's because of a subtweet about some OSR publishers supporting the free speech of Nazis, because literally everything else that I tweet either has nothing to with him or is supportive of his books, or asking him directly.

Also what gives with folks not blocking you on all social media? It's not like my handles are radically different across platforms.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 23, 2017, 05:26:30 am
Annnnnnd Fred turned 30.

I am going to crawl off onto an ice floe now.

 :cramulus:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on August 23, 2017, 01:03:55 pm
Annnnnnd Fred turned 30.

I am going to crawl off onto an ice floe now.

 :cramulus:

I felt old already... now sooper old.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 23, 2017, 10:10:56 pm
Annnnnnd Fred turned 30.

I am going to crawl off onto an ice floe now.

 :cramulus:

Man you really are behind; the last of those things melted off years ago.

Can I interest you in a nice fatberg?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 24, 2017, 12:12:16 am
Annnnnnd Fred turned 30.

I am going to crawl off onto an ice floe now.

 :cramulus:

Man you really are behind; the last of those things melted off years ago.

Can I interest you in a nice fatberg?

No, it's just not the same.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 25, 2017, 03:03:44 am
I am learning 3 languages at once right now and it's NOT ENOUGH LEARNING.

Thinking about taking up irish and german, on top of the russian, spanish, and french I'm doing now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 25, 2017, 06:16:47 am
you could try japanese, if you really wanna fry your brain
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 25, 2017, 03:58:16 pm
It's not ready yet on duolingo. Doesn't evenhave an estimated release date.  I've got it set to notify me when it is.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 25, 2017, 04:25:38 pm
Hungarian, then.  That is on duo-lingo, and it's linguistic family tree is sufficiently weird that Latin, Germanic and Slavic speakers all struggle with it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 25, 2017, 05:48:34 pm
Hah! Nice. Will do, thanks for the recommendation!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 25, 2017, 06:52:00 pm
Isn't Mandarin Chinese like 4 languages for the price of one or some shit? That's gotta be fucking hard
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 26, 2017, 05:18:02 am
Isn't Mandarin Chinese like 4 languages for the price of one or some shit? That's gotta be fucking hard

No Chinese on duolingo, sadly.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 26, 2017, 07:32:48 am
So I've just signed up for 45 hours of evening classes, learning to figure sculpt in meatspace with fistfuls of sticky mud. As a bonus I'll be able to add "Studied at Glasgow School of Art" to my resume. Know who else took evening classes there? Charles Rennie Mackintosh, that's who.
:snob:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 26, 2017, 03:58:31 pm
So I've just signed up for 45 hours of evening classes, learning to figure sculpt in meatspace with fistfuls of sticky mud. As a bonus I'll be able to add "Studied at Glasgow School of Art" to my resume. Know who else took evening classes there? Charles Rennie Mackintosh, that's who.
:snob:

Shit that's great p3nt.

I will commission you for literally tens of fried goat scrotums or whatever you people use for currency for a statue of my avatar.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 26, 2017, 04:19:44 pm
It's a good thing it's not called the Glasgow School of Fine Art, or I might have choked on the coffee I was just drinking.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 26, 2017, 06:47:06 pm
It's a good thing it's not called the Glasgow School of Fine Art, or I might have choked on the coffee I was just drinking.

Same. 

Haggises are not art.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 26, 2017, 09:12:44 pm
It's a good thing it's not called the Glasgow School of Fine Art, or I might have choked on the coffee I was just drinking.

Same. 

Haggises are not art.

Haggises are sacrament :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on August 26, 2017, 10:28:22 pm
Fine, I admit it, perhaps I did think signing us up to a local college's glass-blowing class would be a cool idea too. Anything that might allow making a hole in a hole of a hole will probably set me right on the path to belated salvation. :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Salty on August 27, 2017, 08:40:30 pm
Oh man, guys. Bad news. After attempt 7.5823x10^67 of brute forcing the wrong password SOMEBODY, some MYSTERIOUS PERSON finally got into my facebook account.

I commend you, whoever you are, shapeless void. You may now peruse my PMs with all of the agony and ecstasy that comes with such a monumental bit of glory.

Thank you, utter shadow without form, you have humbled me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 27, 2017, 09:04:49 pm
What?  :? and also :argh!: maybe





I found a free music production thing that has dozens of instruments built in and it's coooooool! I'm gonna make the shittiest music, to go with the shittiest art and the worst poetry. :)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Salty on August 27, 2017, 09:34:40 pm
What?  :? and also :argh!: maybe

Heh, more of a  :lulz:

Somebody has been trying to get into both Nigel's and my FB account for a while now. It's intermittent and I don't know who is doing it. I posted this here just in case it was some peanut gallery type. But WHOM?

Could well be some Facebook bigot. Impossible to say.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on August 27, 2017, 10:04:13 pm
My money would be on someone accessing it from inside, because FB MUST have something in place against brute force? (someone editing my posts in real time made me jump off that platform years ago)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on August 27, 2017, 10:24:45 pm
Do a password reset, if they don't control your email address, they cant change it (facebook sends a confirmation so unless they control both they can't change it)


When you have it back, download your facebook data and look at the connected IP's.

https://www.facebook.com/settings >> Download a copy of your Facebook data.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Salty on August 27, 2017, 10:58:20 pm
Ooh, thanks! I didn't know I could do that.

Whoever it was never got in, I was just kidding about that part.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 28, 2017, 02:18:40 am
Ooh, thanks! I didn't know I could do that.

Whoever it was never got in, I was just kidding about that part.

good. situation is stillweird though



You guys know what else is weird? ending up in the hospital for fainting, but being totally fine when you get there, and yet no one has called you a liar or suggested you don't know what you're talking about.

That could be because i fainted in front of the emergency responders though
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 28, 2017, 06:30:49 am
final verdict: mostly dehydration, with not eating all day and new meds amplifying the strain. Got two bags of saline in me, then they let me go.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 28, 2017, 08:52:07 am
You might be surprised by just how many ailments can be alleviated by just maintaining proper hydration. Everything from headaches and migraines to depression and obesity.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 28, 2017, 05:25:28 pm
You can actually cure death itself with proper hydration.  Look at corpses - all dried up husks.  Not a coincidence.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 28, 2017, 06:28:33 pm
You can actually cure death itself with proper hydration.  Look at corpses - all dried up husks.  Not a coincidence.

You're absolutely right. :eek:

You might be surprised by just how many ailments can be alleviated by just maintaining proper hydration. Everything from headaches and migraines to depression and obesity.

Sometimes, yeah! :)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 28, 2017, 08:27:11 pm
Mmm let me cure my neurochemical imbalances and chronic joint pain with water
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 28, 2017, 09:39:30 pm
Maybe that whole "water memory" thing was really doctors posing as naturopaths to get people to drink some damn water.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 28, 2017, 10:45:19 pm
Maybe that whole "water memory" thing was really doctors posing as naturopaths to get people to drink some damn water.

Interesting idea...

Part of me wants to pose as a doctor/mystic online and start telling people that various completely normal, common things are especially healthy or useful because of various completely bullshit reasons that include sciency/supernatural buzz-words (Depending on the target audience).

For example, I bet we could get pagans to take showers if we told them that body odor disrupted spiritual flow because odor is "transplanar" (Can move between planes. Yes, I made that word up.). "Hence why our sense of smell in this plane starts to fade as we reach the end of our lives, and we start to 'hallucinate' (We know that this really means perceive *snobby Pagan laughter*) other smells from other planes of existence."

"Can't get your summoning spell to work? Take a bath you disgusting jerk."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 28, 2017, 11:13:51 pm
10 weeks for someone (me, of course) to notice an error in the code we use to generate the numbers for the fire list.

It's not a health and safety issue, in a sense that all the rooms were being displayed correctly and only the floor population numbers were off, but still though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 28, 2017, 11:35:14 pm
Wow. American reading comprehension really is as bad as advertised! Look up the word "alleviated" I think that's where the confusion is creeping in. Or, hey, don't drink water (like from the toilet). Is also funny as fuck. :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 28, 2017, 11:45:37 pm
Did we hurt your feelings?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 29, 2017, 12:22:54 am
Did we hurt your feelings?

Scotsmen don't have feelings.  They lack the necessary glands, instead having extra glands for "drinking", "rage", and "happy-slapping".
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 29, 2017, 01:42:34 am
Maybe that whole "water memory" thing was really doctors posing as naturopaths to get people to drink some damn water.

Interesting idea...

Part of me wants to pose as a doctor/mystic online and start telling people that various completely normal, common things are especially healthy or useful because of various completely bullshit reasons that include sciency/supernatural buzz-words (Depending on the target audience).

For example, I bet we could get pagans to take showers if we told them that body odor disrupted spiritual flow because odor is "transplanar" (Can move between planes. Yes, I made that word up.). "Hence why our sense of smell in this plane starts to fade as we reach the end of our lives, and we start to 'hallucinate' (We know that this really means perceive *snobby Pagan laughter*) other smells from other planes of existence."

"Can't get your summoning spell to work? Take a bath you disgusting jerk."

Works for Granny Weatherwax *shrugs*
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 29, 2017, 03:05:59 am
Wow. American reading comprehension really is as bad as advertised! Look up the word "alleviated" I think that's where the confusion is creeping in. Or, hey, don't drink water (like from the toilet). Is also funny as fuck. :argh!:

I did admit that it helps sometimes, you know. But the dehydration alleviating depression was... wildly overstating things. I've never spoken to any dr about my depression and had them tell me "Drink more water, that'll help you feel a little better."

Also :p
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 30, 2017, 01:45:57 am
One of my 3 closest friends from my teenage years just died of lung cancer at the age of 47.

 :cry:

She was a brawler and a horrible bastard and she made no excuses.  Things just got a little bit more boring.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 30, 2017, 07:13:38 am
One of my 3 closest friends from my teenage years just died of lung cancer at the age of 47.

 :cry:

She was a brawler and a horrible bastard and she made no excuses.  Things just got a little bit more boring.

 :sad: Sorry for your loss man.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 30, 2017, 12:51:54 pm
That sucks, Roger.  Condolences.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 30, 2017, 12:56:15 pm
Aye that sucks man. Got to an age where it's starting to feel like a game of last man standing :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 30, 2017, 01:36:48 pm
Also, to be clear, FUCK CANCER.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on August 30, 2017, 06:39:06 pm
FUCK CANCER A-WOMEN.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on August 30, 2017, 11:17:45 pm
Very sorry to hear that Roger.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on August 30, 2017, 11:22:48 pm
Also, I met up with Cram last Friday. He's even more dreamy in person than he is online!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 30, 2017, 11:57:18 pm
FUCK CANCER


Also, I met up with Cram last Friday. He's even more dreamy in person than he is online!

Dreamy like "Mr Sandman" or dreamy like "I ate too much cheese and now have to sweats"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 31, 2017, 01:11:03 am
Also, I met up with Cram last Friday. He's even more dreamy in person than he is online!

I have met him and he insulted my hot dog.  WE HATES HIM FOREVER.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 31, 2017, 01:12:17 am
FUCK CANCER


Also, I met up with Cram last Friday. He's even more dreamy in person than he is online!

Dreamy like "Mr Sandman" or dreamy like "I ate too much cheese and now have to sweats"

Mr Sandman.  Kinda.

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/sandman
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on August 31, 2017, 01:31:23 am
FUCK CANCER


Also, I met up with Cram last Friday. He's even more dreamy in person than he is online!

Dreamy like "Mr Sandman" or dreamy like "I ate too much cheese and now have to sweats"

Yes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 31, 2017, 02:26:14 am
FUCK CANCER


Also, I met up with Cram last Friday. He's even more dreamy in person than he is online!

Dreamy like "Mr Sandman" or dreamy like "I ate too much cheese and now have to sweats"

Mr Sandman.  Kinda.

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/sandman

...I deserved this...

Yes.

See
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 31, 2017, 08:20:51 am
May all cancer be fucked forevermore, preferably with something large with spikes on.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cramulus on August 31, 2017, 12:37:03 pm
It was really fun hanging with you and the wife in NYC, Hoops! You're one of these people from PD I've always wanted to meet in person.

Just reflecting on how many peedy cabal people I've met in person - man, it's been a loopy decade

Richter
Cainad
Darth Cupcake *
Eve *
Roger
Enki
Suu
Luna
Net
Nigel
Triple Zero
Regret
Squiddy
Eater of Clowns
Dimo
LMNO
Badger of God
Pope Tom
Telarus
Placid Dingo
Twid
and now Hoopla

* I knew them before they joined PD tho


I know I'm forgetting a few people...

but damn
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on August 31, 2017, 01:58:28 pm
Quite a ways away from the days when everyone guarded their true names and faces with great secrecy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 31, 2017, 03:24:34 pm
Wait, when did we meet?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cramulus on August 31, 2017, 03:45:39 pm
When Roger visited Boston, we actually crowbar'd you out of your office for an hour, which we spent at a bar.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 31, 2017, 03:50:20 pm
Oh, that's right!  And we ended up at that lovely little ashtray of a bar with the sexist 80's posters all over the place.

Sadly, it burned down and was turned into condos.   :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PretentiousMovieDirector on August 31, 2017, 04:08:00 pm
Wait, when did we meet?

It was in the Summer of 1912, aboard a magnificent cruise.

Your mother insisted that your recent engagement and upcoming marriage to a wealthy upper-classman would maintain your family's financial elevation. But you didn't love him.

Out of desire to act for yourself, and make one final decision on your own, you intended to leap from the ship to a watery death. But a handsome, poor artist stopped you only moments before. CRAM, was his name.

4 days later, the ship hit an iceberg, and you floated away on a door big enough for 2 while he slowly died of hypothermia feet away from you.








Or was it the Spring of 1912? I can't remember.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 31, 2017, 04:26:32 pm
Please tell me I at least hocked the diamond for some hookers and blow.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on August 31, 2017, 04:59:54 pm
The door washed up on a beach strewn with barbed wire... and the island was drifting with the current...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 31, 2017, 05:31:46 pm
May all cancer be fucked forevermore, preferably with something large with spikes on.

^
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PretentiousMovieDirector on August 31, 2017, 06:38:18 pm
Please tell me I at least hocked the diamond for some hookers and blow.

Well, of course. But the hooker's asshole you snorted the blow out of had a syphilitic chancre. And because it was 1912, you weren't given proper treatment for syphilis before the neurological symptoms started. You went insane before you got treatment, and have been sitting in a straight jacket for 10 years mumbling about Eris and PEEDEE and GAY BARS.

You could have just moved over to the other side of the door, y'know.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 31, 2017, 07:02:22 pm
I needed room to stretch my legs, dammit!  A boy has NEEDS.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 31, 2017, 07:10:15 pm
Something has been bothering me and it's become overwhelming and I need help.



That thing is, Why in sweet gibbering fuck has Drumpf lifted the endangered protections from bald eagles?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on August 31, 2017, 07:23:28 pm
Something has been bothering me and it's become overwhelming and I need help.



That thing is, Why in sweet gibbering fuck has Drumpf lifted the endangered protections from bald eagles?

Hadn't heard about that. Source?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 31, 2017, 07:37:51 pm
Probably so Trump Jr can shoot one.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 31, 2017, 07:43:34 pm
Because one wouldn't sit on his hand for a photo op that one time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 31, 2017, 07:47:18 pm
Okay I had muddled in my brain what I heard.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/02/15/the-endangered-species-act-may-be-heading-for-the-threatened-list-this-hearing-confirmed-it/

The endangered species act is maybe going to get destroyed because Trump is going after everything that Obama did, and apparently Obama had something to do with the act.

Whatever story I read mentioned bald eagles, among others, as species saved by the act's protections.

Article quotes Repubs as saying "Everyone we talk to says it doesn't help and people can't make a living because of it waaaaah!"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 31, 2017, 07:47:32 pm
Because one wouldn't sit on his hand for a photo op that one time.

To be fair, it's hard to perch on something that small.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 31, 2017, 07:48:28 pm
Because one wouldn't sit on his hand for a photo op that one time.

To be fair, it's hard to perch on something that small.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 31, 2017, 09:49:04 pm
Please tell me I at least hocked the diamond for some hookers and blow.

Well, of course. But the hooker's asshole you snorted the blow out of had a syphilitic chancre. And because it was 1912, you weren't given proper treatment for syphilis before the neurological symptoms started. You went insane before you got treatment, and have been sitting in a straight jacket for 10 years mumbling about Eris and PEEDEE and GAY BARS.


(http://i.imgur.com/8vzD4ez.gif)



EDIT: Would've faded LMNO's face into the background, but the only picture I could ever find of him got lost in the Photofucket paywall.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on September 01, 2017, 01:43:01 am
I've been wanting to play XBox 360 for quite awhile now, but haven't had the chance or the money to go get a controller charger. So I decided to try and break open the rechargeable battery pack, yank out the rechargeable batteries, and place non-rechargeable ones in there. On top of it taking about 2 hours to try and jury rig this thing, I had to cut some metal sheeting used in the circuit and reconnect it back with super-glue, and then glue a metal connector into the pack to connect the two battery ends on one side. All of this done with a super-glue bottle that clogged up after every time I used it.

What I wasn't sure of was whether or not rechargeable battery circuits could hold non-rechargeable batteries the same (And I intended to do all of this without looking up a tutorial or anything, as a challenge to myself). I knew it was going to go one of 3 ways:

1.) I would fail at getting everything connected, or ruin a component, and it would just be a massive waste of time.
2.) It would work flawlessly and I would be proud of myself.
3.) The batteries would heat up, catch fire, and we'd all die.

Let's just say I was able to get the tape off the batteries before they caught fire.  :lulz:

I finally gave up and decided to look up a tutorial on a makeshift battery pack for the controller. I felt like a complete moron when I realized that all you need to power an XBox controller is 2 batteries, 2 pennies, and some tape.

FML
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on September 01, 2017, 07:39:14 am
Please tell me I at least hocked the diamond for some hookers and blow.

Well, of course. But the hooker's asshole you snorted the blow out of had a syphilitic chancre. And because it was 1912, you weren't given proper treatment for syphilis before the neurological symptoms started. You went insane before you got treatment, and have been sitting in a straight jacket for 10 years mumbling about Eris and PEEDEE and GAY BARS.


(http://i.imgur.com/8vzD4ez.gif)



EDIT: Would've faded LMNO's face into the background, but the only picture I could ever find of him got lost in the Photofucket paywall.

I might have made an extensive collection of faces for WOMP years ago.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 01, 2017, 12:43:35 pm
I have a full beard now.  Guess I'll have to submit my new look to the WOMP Cabal.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on September 01, 2017, 01:54:29 pm
Please tell me I at least hocked the diamond for some hookers and blow.

Well, of course. But the hooker's asshole you snorted the blow out of had a syphilitic chancre. And because it was 1912, you weren't given proper treatment for syphilis before the neurological symptoms started. You went insane before you got treatment, and have been sitting in a straight jacket for 10 years mumbling about Eris and PEEDEE and GAY BARS.


(http://i.imgur.com/8vzD4ez.gif)



EDIT: Would've faded LMNO's face into the background, but the only picture I could ever find of him got lost in the Photofucket paywall.

I might have made an extensive collection of faces for WOMP years ago.

(https://media.tenor.com/images/557600f6c7513a631ad1e553010f484f/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on September 02, 2017, 07:53:04 pm
I have a full beard now.  Guess I'll have to submit my new look to the WOMP Cabal.

 :fap:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 02, 2017, 09:53:22 pm
I have a full beard now.  Guess I'll have to submit my new look to the WOMP Cabal.

How is LMNOW taking this?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 03, 2017, 03:26:14 pm
Better than the handlebar, I'll tell you that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 04, 2017, 06:47:54 am
Better than the handlebar, I'll tell you that.

LMNOW is undoubtably a wonderful woman in every way that matters.

Except in this.  Handlebar mustaches are GLORIOUS.

On the other hand, the pics of her stealing it are among the funniest things ever posted in this sorry excuse for a death cult.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on September 04, 2017, 07:28:35 am

On the other hand, the pics of her stealing it are among the funniest things ever posted in this sorry excuse for a death cult.
Hey, as death cults go, at least we're still more interesting than The Hand is in the Netflix Marvel series.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 04, 2017, 07:33:29 am

On the other hand, the pics of her stealing it are among the funniest things ever posted in this sorry excuse for a death cult.
Hey, as death cults go, at least we're still more interesting than The Hand is in the Netflix Marvel series.

I'll take your word for that.  Even though this fucking death cult can't even be arsed to spike the Koolaid.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 04, 2017, 08:45:27 am
PD.COM: We're a self service death cult. Spike your own f'kin Koolaid.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on September 04, 2017, 08:35:01 pm
PD.COM: We're a self service death cult. Spike your own f'kin Koolaid.
Newsfeed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 05, 2017, 04:02:33 am
We have had two students arrive.

One has entered the country under a tourist visa and apparently run away.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on September 05, 2017, 04:48:54 am
Update: had babby, he's doing well.  Am now eating all the carbs I couldn't have before.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on September 05, 2017, 05:34:47 am
We have had two students arrive.

One has entered the country under a tourist visa and apparently run away.

Well. That's weird.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 05, 2017, 12:54:05 pm
Update: had babby, he's doing well.  Am now eating all the carbs I couldn't have before.

Yay to babby and yay to carbs!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on September 05, 2017, 06:11:15 pm
Already got peed on, boys are a different challenge when changing. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 05, 2017, 07:45:58 pm
Already got peed on, boys are a different challenge when changing.

:spittake:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on September 05, 2017, 07:58:59 pm
Already got peed on, boys are a different challenge when changing.

True story: my second is a boy and I was prepared for more enthusiastic per adventures, but he happened to be an outlier on the good side for that. The only thing was every time I made a comment about him bucking the stereotype, I would get peed on almost immediately.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 06, 2017, 04:25:19 am
Breaking news: arguing with the police for an hour after being found trespassing is not a viable strategy, and may result in arrest.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on September 06, 2017, 09:29:40 am
Breaking news: arguing with the police for an hour after being found trespassing is not a viable strategy, and may result in arrest.

shocking
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 06, 2017, 03:54:59 pm
Also shocking: drinking enough to pass out does not necessarily lead to good decision making, and may result in things like...trespassing, arguing with police, being arrested, getting kicked out of the college you're studying at, getting your student visa revoked and having to go back home to Colombia.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on September 06, 2017, 08:07:37 pm
Also shocking: drinking enough to pass out does not necessarily lead to good decision making, and may result in things like...trespassing, arguing with police, being arrested, getting kicked out of the college you're studying at, getting your student visa revoked and having to go back home to Colombia.

So shocked. I would never have guessed. Gasp.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on September 06, 2017, 08:56:47 pm
Westboro Baptist Church reps showed up at UC to protest. It was made out to be a huuuuge deal.

There were 3 of them... 3 protesters.

There were more cops and medics on the scene than actual Westboro Baptist Church reps. And the bastards are literally standing in a giant fenced-in circle to keep everyone away.

Not only are they completely shit people, but they are also shit at standing up for their terrible values - That, or most of them got scared off because hate-speech supporters have been despised by the media recently.

Either way, the event and its participators weren't even worthy of a baseball bat, nor was it safe enough to get away with bringing one. All in all, they are the worst disappointment in the history of disappointments. Not because they were a big disappointment, but because the disappointment itself was so small and insignificant.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on September 06, 2017, 09:30:07 pm
WBC has been getting two or three people to show up for most of their events in the last couple years. When they went to Aaron Swartz's funeral it was only two of them. At full strength I think they get fifteen people these days? Getting people to punch them has always been the goal, they're not like the alt-right fuckbags.

Don't get me wrong, still fuckbags.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on September 07, 2017, 02:32:22 pm
They want the punch. Which is precisely why they shouldn't get the punch.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Ziegejunge on September 07, 2017, 11:24:37 pm
They want the punch. Which is precisely why they shouldn't get the punch.

You rang?
(https://i.imgur.com/26sBJfp.jpg)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 09, 2017, 11:34:36 pm
Jerry Pournelle died yesterday.   :cry:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on September 11, 2017, 05:46:24 pm
People saying the poor meteorologists are being forced to stand in the storm don't know that many meteorologists.  They were itching to go stand in it.  That's their thing.  They're well aware of stuff that can hit them, they don't care.

*edit*  pronoun fix, I'm not a met.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on September 11, 2017, 06:08:29 pm
People saying the poor meteorologists are being forced to stand in the storm don't know that many meteorologists.  They were itching to go stand in it.  That's their thing.  We're well aware of stuff that can hit them, they don't care.
Now I can't help but imagine a meteorologist who can't wait till hurricane season because standing in hurricanes is their fetish.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on September 11, 2017, 06:10:20 pm
Found out my shitty Mexican Conservative cousin has a shitty conservative podcast, which I could tolerate if not for the fact that he is apparently mentioning my sister by name.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on September 11, 2017, 06:19:17 pm
People saying the poor meteorologists are being forced to stand in the storm don't know that many meteorologists.  They were itching to go stand in it.  That's their thing.  We're well aware of stuff that can hit them, they don't care.
Now I can't help but imagine a meteorologist who can't wait till hurricane season because standing in hurricanes is their fetish.

Totally a thing, that and driving into tornadoes.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on September 11, 2017, 06:33:54 pm
https://www.facebook.com/theundergroundresistancenetwork/videos/1968542730050298/ (https://www.facebook.com/theundergroundresistancenetwork/videos/1968542730050298/)

Someone should tell this guy that HAARP is operated by the University of Alaska now.

Though Alaska smiting Florida is a pretty amusing idea.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on September 11, 2017, 06:36:53 pm
People saying the poor meteorologists are being forced to stand in the storm don't know that many meteorologists.  They were itching to go stand in it.  That's their thing.  We're well aware of stuff that can hit them, they don't care.
Now I can't help but imagine a meteorologist who can't wait till hurricane season because standing in hurricanes is their fetish.

Totally a thing, that and driving into tornadoes.

Being a stormchaser used to be my dream. I wanted to be a meteorologist as a kid so I could drive into tornadoes. I've never been even the slightest bit afraid of them, for reasons I'll never understand. And I'm supremely jealous of people who've had a chance to be in a hurricane.

I accidentally made a slow cousin of mine cry during hurricane Katrina. She lived in Orlando at the time, and my side of the family called her to talk her through it. I was just amazed, and trying to imagine myself being there, and I was talking to her on the phone like "DUDE, THE HURRICANE IS RIGHT OVER TOP OF YOU. IT'S LIKE, RIGHT THERE." But I meant it like "I WANNA BE YOU SO BAD RIGHT NOW WHAT THE FUCK." Obviously, she took it more like "DANGER DANGER DANGER."

I felt really bad, but I didn't really know any better because I was younger.

Anyways, I'd wanna chase tornadoes and stand in hurricanes as a hobby once I made enough money.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on September 11, 2017, 07:07:55 pm
People saying the poor meteorologists are being forced to stand in the storm don't know that many meteorologists.  They were itching to go stand in it.  That's their thing.  We're well aware of stuff that can hit them, they don't care.
Now I can't help but imagine a meteorologist who can't wait till hurricane season because standing in hurricanes is their fetish.

Totally a thing, that and driving into tornadoes.

Being a stormchaser used to be my dream. I wanted to be a meteorologist as a kid so I could drive into tornadoes. I've never been even the slightest bit afraid of them, for reasons I'll never understand. And I'm supremely jealous of people who've had a chance to be in a hurricane.

I accidentally made a slow cousin of mine cry during hurricane Katrina. She lived in Orlando at the time, and my side of the family called her to talk her through it. I was just amazed, and trying to imagine myself being there, and I was talking to her on the phone like "DUDE, THE HURRICANE IS RIGHT OVER TOP OF YOU. IT'S LIKE, RIGHT THERE." But I meant it like "I WANNA BE YOU SO BAD RIGHT NOW WHAT THE FUCK." Obviously, she took it more like "DANGER DANGER DANGER."

I felt really bad, but I didn't really know any better because I was younger.

Anyways, I'd wanna chase tornadoes and stand in hurricanes as a hobby once I made enough money.

https://stormtrack.org/ (https://stormtrack.org/)


If you didn't know about that site already, check it out.  Full of weather porn, storm chasing info.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on September 11, 2017, 07:16:33 pm
People saying the poor meteorologists are being forced to stand in the storm don't know that many meteorologists.  They were itching to go stand in it.  That's their thing.  We're well aware of stuff that can hit them, they don't care.
Now I can't help but imagine a meteorologist who can't wait till hurricane season because standing in hurricanes is their fetish.

Totally a thing, that and driving into tornadoes.

Being a stormchaser used to be my dream. I wanted to be a meteorologist as a kid so I could drive into tornadoes. I've never been even the slightest bit afraid of them, for reasons I'll never understand. And I'm supremely jealous of people who've had a chance to be in a hurricane.

I accidentally made a slow cousin of mine cry during hurricane Katrina. She lived in Orlando at the time, and my side of the family called her to talk her through it. I was just amazed, and trying to imagine myself being there, and I was talking to her on the phone like "DUDE, THE HURRICANE IS RIGHT OVER TOP OF YOU. IT'S LIKE, RIGHT THERE." But I meant it like "I WANNA BE YOU SO BAD RIGHT NOW WHAT THE FUCK." Obviously, she took it more like "DANGER DANGER DANGER."

I felt really bad, but I didn't really know any better because I was younger.

Anyways, I'd wanna chase tornadoes and stand in hurricanes as a hobby once I made enough money.

https://stormtrack.org/ (https://stormtrack.org/)


If you didn't know about that site already, check it out.  Full of weather porn, storm chasing info.

The homepage background loaded and I was hooked. THANK YOU
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 15, 2017, 04:59:01 pm
I'm not dead, in case anyone was wondering.

Well, actually no-one's dead today, but unless you hear about a blast on the Piccadilly Line, you shouldn't worry that I'm dead.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on September 15, 2017, 08:41:58 pm
jfc what happened? Glad you're not dead also
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 16, 2017, 02:07:03 am
Amateur hour bombing of a different tube line.  Didn't kill anyone but gave lots of people burns.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 16, 2017, 03:45:58 am
Glad they missed you again, Cain.

I've spent the last two days going over some of the water numbers from Florida and Texas.  If we don't wind up with a cholera epidemic, it will be a Goddamn miracle.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 16, 2017, 05:13:31 pm
Cain, glad you're not dead.

Roger, I hope you're wrong, but I do know better than that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 16, 2017, 05:19:48 pm
Omigod omigod omigod, I forgot today is the day the Alt Right and the Juggalos face off on the Washington National mall!

I need a live feed!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 16, 2017, 06:08:48 pm
The only link I've found so far is a live feed at the pro-Trump rally's facebook page.  I'll assume when things get properly started, live feeds will appear somewhere on Twitter.  If I find any, I'll pass them on (though I am working tonight, so no guarantees).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 16, 2017, 06:55:22 pm
Bless.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 16, 2017, 08:42:40 pm
You can also try https://twitter.com/hashtag/icp?lang=en

https://twitter.com/UR_Ninja seems to be covering it, with links to livefeeds
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Bu☆ns on September 16, 2017, 09:32:54 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVZwSE45Pos

smoking dope and a small black bloc patch...about it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 16, 2017, 10:04:04 pm
The struggalo is real
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 19, 2017, 11:26:05 pm
So my A1C is down from 8.7 to 5.4, due to superhuman levels of willpower and starvation.  I am now not even in the pre-diabetic range, from the "why are you alive" range I was in last January.  Also down 30 pounds.

AND.

AND.

They found what's been fucking my blood pressure.  Tick-borne virus.  Stays with you forever, but treated cheap.  My BP has been low and steady as a rock for close to a month, when this time 3 months ago I was no-bullshit coffin-shopping.

Doktor's diagnosis:  I am immortal.  I cannot die. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 19, 2017, 11:37:50 pm
So my A1C is down from 8.7 to 5.4, due to superhuman levels of willpower and starvation.  I am now not even in the pre-diabetic range, from the "why are you alive" range I was in last January.  Also down 30 pounds.

AND.

AND.

They found what's been fucking my blood pressure.  Tick-borne virus.  Stays with you forever, but treated cheap.  My BP has been low and steady as a rock for close to a month, when this time 3 months ago I was no-bullshit coffin-shopping.

Doktor's diagnosis:  I am immortal.  I cannot die. 

I been telling you that for f'kin years. All that "or kill me" shit. It's like karma. Universe is full-on trolling you now.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 19, 2017, 11:47:06 pm
So my A1C is down from 8.7 to 5.4, due to superhuman levels of willpower and starvation.  I am now not even in the pre-diabetic range, from the "why are you alive" range I was in last January.  Also down 30 pounds.

AND.

AND.

They found what's been fucking my blood pressure.  Tick-borne virus.  Stays with you forever, but treated cheap.  My BP has been low and steady as a rock for close to a month, when this time 3 months ago I was no-bullshit coffin-shopping.

Doktor's diagnosis:  I am immortal.  I cannot die. 

I been telling you that for f'kin years. All that "or kill me" shit. It's like karma. Universe is full-on trolling you now.  :lulz:

 :lulz:

IKR?  It's like all those promises of armageddon.

But:  No more booze ever.  At all.  Period.

And while I am not typically a drinking man, it pains me that I can't even have a pint on a Friday.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 20, 2017, 12:18:51 am
AND THEN THIS HAPPENED!   :lulz:

(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21686231_1581857575199226_3847614459062382505_n.jpg?oh=170586eeda81afca183c121e37ddcae6&oe=5A46A17C)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 20, 2017, 12:21:59 am
THE CIRCUS IS EMPTY AND ALL THE CLOWNS ARE HERE.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 20, 2017, 11:31:41 am
Who needs alcohol, when you can take part in an ORANGE EATING CONTEST?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 20, 2017, 03:45:23 pm
Who needs alcohol, when you can take part in an ORANGE EATING CONTEST?

I do. But not an ORANGE. NEVER AGAIN!! :fnord:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on September 21, 2017, 03:30:59 pm
But:  No more booze ever.  At all.  Period.

And while I am not typically a drinking man, it pains me that I can't even have a pint on a Friday.

As long as you don't get drug tested, I highly recommend teh weedz.

...

*Waits patiently for RWHN*
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on September 21, 2017, 09:52:28 pm
I'm sure Roger can smoke scorpions for free where he is at.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 21, 2017, 11:26:27 pm
But:  No more booze ever.  At all.  Period.

And while I am not typically a drinking man, it pains me that I can't even have a pint on a Friday.

As long as you don't get drug tested, I highly recommend teh weedz.

...

*Waits patiently for RWHN*

I think the RWHN runs our company policy on that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 21, 2017, 11:27:04 pm
I'm sure Roger can smoke scorpions for free where he is at.

I drop the little bastards down my pants.  It's the only way to even cop a buzz, anymore.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 22, 2017, 03:22:18 am
My mother has cancer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on September 22, 2017, 03:48:30 am
I'm really sorry to hear that Roger. Fuck cancer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 22, 2017, 03:55:52 am
I'm really sorry to hear that Roger. Fuck cancer.

Thank you.  She just told me and I think I'm taking it worse than she is.  She has never been afraid of anything.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on September 22, 2017, 04:24:03 am
I'm really sorry to hear that Roger. Fuck cancer.

Thank you.  She just told me and I think I'm taking it worse than she is.  She has never been afraid of anything.

I don't doubt that for a second.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 22, 2017, 07:53:26 am
That fucking sucks man :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Eater of Clowns on September 22, 2017, 11:33:07 am
Damn, sorry man.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 22, 2017, 12:59:16 pm
Ah, shit.  Sorry, Roger.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Brother Mythos on September 22, 2017, 02:37:18 pm
I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s cancer, Roger. Good luck to her, to you, and to the rest of your family.

Congratulations on the baby boy, Trivial.

The wife and I were in London during the Parsons Green bombing. It didn’t seem to phase the Londoner’s much. If we hadn’t seen it on the BBC TV news, we wouldn’t have known anything was wrong. That is, until we got to the airport in Manchester yesterday, to come back to the States. Going through security was stressful, to say the least. They actually removed and tested the tiny bottle of lens cleaner fluid I always carry in my camera case. (That tiny plastic bottle is probably twenty years old, and it never occurred to me to remove it from my camera case and pack it in my suitcase for air travel.)

I also got a call on Tuesday telling me my dad had to go in for emergency gallbladder surgery yesterday. As he will be ninety years old in January, and has black lung from being a coal miner, that was stressful. But the surgery went well, and he should be going home tomorrow.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 22, 2017, 04:54:08 pm
I remember when my dad was diagnosed with stage 3 lymphoma. Scariest time of my life. He took well to the chemotherapy but it was so advanced that it still could come back any time in any system. There is nothing to do but hang in there man. And yeah fuck cancer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on September 22, 2017, 04:59:49 pm
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUCK CANCER
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Ziegejunge on September 22, 2017, 05:28:19 pm
Best wishes to your mom, Rog, and to you too.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Bu☆ns on September 22, 2017, 05:40:03 pm
Good Luck to you and your family, Roger--I'm so sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on September 22, 2017, 06:47:02 pm
Sorry to hear about your mom, Roger. :(
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on September 23, 2017, 12:49:47 am
My mother has cancer.

Oh fuck.

I wish I could do more than say that man. Anything I can do, just shout.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: EK WAFFLR on September 23, 2017, 09:51:54 pm
Fucking hell. Sorry, Roger.



FUCK CANCER
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on September 23, 2017, 11:52:18 pm
Fuck cancer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on September 25, 2017, 03:53:06 pm
So sorry Roger. Cancer is the worst.

I hope she kicks its ass.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 25, 2017, 11:07:54 pm
Thanks, folks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on September 28, 2017, 02:49:44 am
Hope your mom kicks cancer in the nads.

I've officially joined "pillz here"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 28, 2017, 05:17:50 am
Hope your mom kicks cancer in the nads.

I've officially joined "pillz here"

I told you, eventually everyone will.

Also, Hugh Hefner died.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 28, 2017, 09:41:15 pm
I'm on a regimen of pillz for life now. It's not worth trying to deal with my head by myself and also I have hypertension without some correction.

On a personal note I'm soon moving in about mid October if all works out. I won't have 24/7 Internet access anymore so I may be spotty about comms for a while until I find decent employment. New place is subsidized housing and WAY nicer than my current rat hole squat. It's 30% of my income or $50 whichever is more. Caps at $650 all utilities included.

I'm really hoping to get work at the local brewery. Pay starts at $14 and goes up to $18/hr pretty quickly based on number of hours worked. If I get that job and can handle it I'm not waiting on the disability appeal. I'm starting to recover from the depression and the appeal is a long shot. Downside of the brewery is it smells like a beer-fart and there's potentially broken glass to deal with. The new place is downtown so finding other work is easy if I don't get in at the brewery. Much up in the air right now, but things are looking up!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 28, 2017, 11:54:45 pm
I'm on a regimen of pillz for life now. It's not worth trying to deal with my head by myself and also I have hypertension without some correction.

On a personal note I'm soon moving in about mid October if all works out. I won't have 24/7 Internet access anymore so I may be spotty about comms for a while until I find decent employment. New place is subsidized housing and WAY nicer than my current rat hole squat. It's 30% of my income or $50 whichever is more. Caps at $650 all utilities included.

I'm really hoping to get work at the local brewery. Pay starts at $14 and goes up to $18/hr pretty quickly based on number of hours worked. If I get that job and can handle it I'm not waiting on the disability appeal. I'm starting to recover from the depression and the appeal is a long shot. Downside of the brewery is it smells like a beer-fart and there's potentially broken glass to deal with. The new place is downtown so finding other work is easy if I don't get in at the brewery. Much up in the air right now, but things are looking up!

Good luck.  A job at a brewery is something you can eventually retire from.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 29, 2017, 12:28:44 am
I'm on a regimen of pillz for life now. It's not worth trying to deal with my head by myself and also I have hypertension without some correction.

On a personal note I'm soon moving in about mid October if all works out. I won't have 24/7 Internet access anymore so I may be spotty about comms for a while until I find decent employment. New place is subsidized housing and WAY nicer than my current rat hole squat. It's 30% of my income or $50 whichever is more. Caps at $650 all utilities included.

I'm really hoping to get work at the local brewery. Pay starts at $14 and goes up to $18/hr pretty quickly based on number of hours worked. If I get that job and can handle it I'm not waiting on the disability appeal. I'm starting to recover from the depression and the appeal is a long shot. Downside of the brewery is it smells like a beer-fart and there's potentially broken glass to deal with. The new place is downtown so finding other work is easy if I don't get in at the brewery. Much up in the air right now, but things are looking up!

Good luck.  A job at a brewery is something you can eventually retire from.

Thanks! I figure 30 years should set me up pretty good if I just stick to it. I've also decided to entirely quit smoking grass for at least 20 years. I'll reassess when I'm 55, but it's not been doing my life any good I realized. It's bad for my emotional stability as well as my occupational well being and gives little real benefit in return. I'm not even sad about it. It's almost like I'm angry and NEED to change things. I don't know if that's healthy but it's a damn sight better than despair and depression.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 29, 2017, 12:51:51 am
I'm on a regimen of pillz for life now. It's not worth trying to deal with my head by myself and also I have hypertension without some correction.

On a personal note I'm soon moving in about mid October if all works out. I won't have 24/7 Internet access anymore so I may be spotty about comms for a while until I find decent employment. New place is subsidized housing and WAY nicer than my current rat hole squat. It's 30% of my income or $50 whichever is more. Caps at $650 all utilities included.

I'm really hoping to get work at the local brewery. Pay starts at $14 and goes up to $18/hr pretty quickly based on number of hours worked. If I get that job and can handle it I'm not waiting on the disability appeal. I'm starting to recover from the depression and the appeal is a long shot. Downside of the brewery is it smells like a beer-fart and there's potentially broken glass to deal with. The new place is downtown so finding other work is easy if I don't get in at the brewery. Much up in the air right now, but things are looking up!

Good luck.  A job at a brewery is something you can eventually retire from.

Thanks! I figure 30 years should set me up pretty good if I just stick to it. I've also decided to entirely quit smoking grass for at least 20 years. I'll reassess when I'm 55, but it's not been doing my life any good I realized. It's bad for my emotional stability as well as my occupational well being and gives little real benefit in return. I'm not even sad about it. It's almost like I'm angry and NEED to change things. I don't know if that's healthy but it's a damn sight better than despair and depression.

There isn't much that is worse than depression.

I spent 15 years trying to be something I'm not, and that led only to despair.  Intoxicants by definition make you something you're not.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 29, 2017, 01:16:23 am
I'm on a regimen of pillz for life now. It's not worth trying to deal with my head by myself and also I have hypertension without some correction.

On a personal note I'm soon moving in about mid October if all works out. I won't have 24/7 Internet access anymore so I may be spotty about comms for a while until I find decent employment. New place is subsidized housing and WAY nicer than my current rat hole squat. It's 30% of my income or $50 whichever is more. Caps at $650 all utilities included.

I'm really hoping to get work at the local brewery. Pay starts at $14 and goes up to $18/hr pretty quickly based on number of hours worked. If I get that job and can handle it I'm not waiting on the disability appeal. I'm starting to recover from the depression and the appeal is a long shot. Downside of the brewery is it smells like a beer-fart and there's potentially broken glass to deal with. The new place is downtown so finding other work is easy if I don't get in at the brewery. Much up in the air right now, but things are looking up!

Good luck.  A job at a brewery is something you can eventually retire from.

Thanks! I figure 30 years should set me up pretty good if I just stick to it. I've also decided to entirely quit smoking grass for at least 20 years. I'll reassess when I'm 55, but it's not been doing my life any good I realized. It's bad for my emotional stability as well as my occupational well being and gives little real benefit in return. I'm not even sad about it. It's almost like I'm angry and NEED to change things. I don't know if that's healthy but it's a damn sight better than despair and depression.

There isn't much that is worse than depression.

I spent 15 years trying to be something I'm not, and that led only to despair.  Intoxicants by definition make you something you're not.

It's steadily dawning on me that what the culture teaches us to be is a broken reflection of what a healthy primate SHOULD be. And so no wonder that we get so sick. I'm glad you figured it out before it.. did to you what it very nearly did to me.

Now if I'm going to live I gotta LIVE DAMN IT. I'M NOT DEAD YET!!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Brother Mythos on September 29, 2017, 03:27:02 am
I'm on a regimen of pillz for life now. It's not worth trying to deal with my head by myself and also I have hypertension without some correction.

On a personal note I'm soon moving in about mid October if all works out. I won't have 24/7 Internet access anymore so I may be spotty about comms for a while until I find decent employment. New place is subsidized housing and WAY nicer than my current rat hole squat. It's 30% of my income or $50 whichever is more. Caps at $650 all utilities included.

I'm really hoping to get work at the local brewery. Pay starts at $14 and goes up to $18/hr pretty quickly based on number of hours worked. If I get that job and can handle it I'm not waiting on the disability appeal. I'm starting to recover from the depression and the appeal is a long shot. Downside of the brewery is it smells like a beer-fart and there's potentially broken glass to deal with. The new place is downtown so finding other work is easy if I don't get in at the brewery. Much up in the air right now, but things are looking up!

Good luck, Joseph.

For what it's worth, I was diagnosed with clinical depression (dysthymia) a long, long time ago. Fortunately, it does get easier to deal with over time. Don't let yourself give in to it. I'm now at the point in my life where I don't give it much thought. When I recognize that I am a bit depressed, I simply acknowledge it, and mentally move on.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on September 29, 2017, 03:42:42 am
i've been dealing with depression since i was diagnosed at 19, its a bitch and a half, but it can be tackled with the right amount of effort and support. I wish you all the luck, Joseph.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 29, 2017, 04:48:50 am
I'm on a regimen of pillz for life now. It's not worth trying to deal with my head by myself and also I have hypertension without some correction.

On a personal note I'm soon moving in about mid October if all works out. I won't have 24/7 Internet access anymore so I may be spotty about comms for a while until I find decent employment. New place is subsidized housing and WAY nicer than my current rat hole squat. It's 30% of my income or $50 whichever is more. Caps at $650 all utilities included.

I'm really hoping to get work at the local brewery. Pay starts at $14 and goes up to $18/hr pretty quickly based on number of hours worked. If I get that job and can handle it I'm not waiting on the disability appeal. I'm starting to recover from the depression and the appeal is a long shot. Downside of the brewery is it smells like a beer-fart and there's potentially broken glass to deal with. The new place is downtown so finding other work is easy if I don't get in at the brewery. Much up in the air right now, but things are looking up!

Good luck, Joseph.

For what it's worth, I was diagnosed with clinical depression (dysthymia) a long, long time ago. Fortunately, it does get easier to deal with over time. Don't let yourself give in to it. I'm now at the point in my life where I don't give it much thought. When I recognize that I am a bit depressed, I simply acknowledge it, and mentally move on.

i've been dealing with depression since i was diagnosed at 19, its a bitch and a half, but it can be tackled with the right amount of effort and support. I wish you all the luck, Joseph.

Thanks guys! I appreciate the encouragement. I go into deep depression only rarely, but when I do it's bad. My first was in the 4th grade. Therapy has shown me just how much of that is due to violence in my childhood and other factors, but that's not my biggest problem. My biggest and most dangerous problem has been my pride and unwillingness to admit what I am and trying to go without help. I'm on a fairly high dose of antidepressants and a mood stabilizer. I'll be on them for life. I can now accept this in a way I never could before. My stubborn lie that I'm just fine nearly killed me... but didn't. I'll keep on fighting and hope both of you manage the Struggle as well as possible!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 29, 2017, 10:01:54 am
For what it's worth, the more I've paid attention, the more there are subtle early warning signs that I'm on a going down. I can avoid sliding all the way down the spiral if I notice and nip the shit in the bud before it's gotten a hold. Mindfulness - turns out it's not just some dumbass hippy bullshit after all.

And, yeah, weed is as likely to make shit worse as it is to help. Unpredictable molecule THC but alcohol is a clean billion times worse. I'd advise laying off the booze uber alles.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 29, 2017, 02:58:28 pm
For what it's worth, the more I've paid attention, the more there are subtle early warning signs that I'm on a going down. I can avoid sliding all the way down the spiral if I notice and nip the shit in the bud before it's gotten a hold. Mindfulness - turns out it's not just some dumbass hippy bullshit after all.

And, yeah, weed is as likely to make shit worse as it is to help. Unpredictable molecule THC but alcohol is a clean billion times worse. I'd advise laying off the booze uber alles.

Yeah I don't drink much as is. I'm aware of a certain irony should I work at a brewery in that I'll be making poison while abstaining myself because it's unhealthy.
I work on mindfulness daily, but it's the prevention I ignored for an idealized image of my previous employer for years that dragged me down so low. That and the aforementioned pride. Cheers P3nT! Hope that your own struggles are light.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 29, 2017, 03:03:22 pm
I finally found one.

I was getting lunch the other day, and an old white guy bellies up to the bar, sees the TV above him talking about Puerto Rico, and says, "Why we spending so much time on this?  I don't want to see hard-earned American taxes go to helping out Those People" (he definitely spoke that with capital letters).

To the bartenders credit, he did attempt to explain to this guy that PR is part of America, and the people there pay federal and Medicare taxes.  This really stymied Racist McRacisthead.  He blustered about "first I've heard" or something, then proceeded to address the server as "hey, stupid." 

I do not want to know what sorts of fresh bodily fluids made it into his lunch.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 29, 2017, 11:48:09 pm
I finally found one.

I was getting lunch the other day, and an old white guy bellies up to the bar, sees the TV above him talking about Puerto Rico, and says, "Why we spending so much time on this?  I don't want to see hard-earned American taxes go to helping out Those People" (he definitely spoke that with capital letters).

To the bartenders credit, he did attempt to explain to this guy that PR is part of America, and the people there pay federal and Medicare taxes.  This really stymied Racist McRacisthead.  He blustered about "first I've heard" or something, then proceeded to address the server as "hey, stupid." 

I do not want to know what sorts of fresh bodily fluids made it into his lunch.

In Bastard City, the other patrons would have explained his error in terms he could understand.

It's really the only good thing about this place.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 29, 2017, 11:49:24 pm
For what it's worth, the more I've paid attention, the more there are subtle early warning signs that I'm on a going down. I can avoid sliding all the way down the spiral if I notice and nip the shit in the bud before it's gotten a hold. Mindfulness - turns out it's not just some dumbass hippy bullshit after all.

And, yeah, weed is as likely to make shit worse as it is to help. Unpredictable molecule THC but alcohol is a clean billion times worse. I'd advise laying off the booze uber alles.

Yeah I don't drink much as is. I'm aware of a certain irony should I work at a brewery in that I'll be making poison while abstaining myself because it's unhealthy.
I work on mindfulness daily, but it's the prevention I ignored for an idealized image of my previous employer for years that dragged me down so low. That and the aforementioned pride. Cheers P3nT! Hope that your own struggles are light.

If your head isn't right, the right amount of any intoxicant is "zero".

And working in a Colt factory doesn't mean you have to own firearms.  Just saying.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 29, 2017, 11:50:11 pm
For what it's worth, the more I've paid attention, the more there are subtle early warning signs that I'm on a going down. I can avoid sliding all the way down the spiral if I notice and nip the shit in the bud before it's gotten a hold.

So, what, you jump in a kayak and tell the Atlantic WHAT until you feel better?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 30, 2017, 12:28:38 am
Getting the shit kicked out me by the Atlantic does seem to be a natural antidepressant. Ymmv
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 30, 2017, 01:13:54 am
I finally found one.

I was getting lunch the other day, and an old white guy bellies up to the bar, sees the TV above him talking about Puerto Rico, and says, "Why we spending so much time on this?  I don't want to see hard-earned American taxes go to helping out Those People" (he definitely spoke that with capital letters).

To the bartenders credit, he did attempt to explain to this guy that PR is part of America, and the people there pay federal and Medicare taxes.  This really stymied Racist McRacisthead.  He blustered about "first I've heard" or something, then proceeded to address the server as "hey, stupid." 

I do not want to know what sorts of fresh bodily fluids made it into his lunch.

I love how "first I've heard" is so obviously a fault on their part, yet whenever people use it they inevitably sound petulant and whiney, as if reality itself shouldn't be able to inconvenience them by not conforming to their notions.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 02, 2017, 03:32:42 am
Cholera in Puerto Rico.

Pour a little out for your homies.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on October 02, 2017, 09:08:27 am
I'm hearing the damage is so bad that PR's infrastructure, including electrical grid, has been knocked back 40 to 60 years.  It's going to take a decade to recover under optimal conditions.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on October 02, 2017, 11:01:06 am
I'm hearing the damage is so bad that PR's infrastructure, including electrical grid, has been knocked back 40 to 60 years.  It's going to take a decade to recover under optimal conditions.

It's shocking to think that can happen to part of a first world nation. They are going to need a lot of support from the rest of the US

A black start is hard to perform under perfect conditions, for instance getting the frequency to stabilise in the UK to 50Hz means massive coordination of the various plants and the large load customers that can cause imbalances, it could take days, with zero damage to the grid.

PR is going to have a hard time coordinating that, and any damage to areas may not be detectable until they start trying to bring the grid online.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on October 02, 2017, 12:06:52 pm
You might get more out of this specific info than me, but the takeaway is that PR's in a very bad way, and wasn't doing well even before the hurricane hit

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/9/30/16384176/army-corps-puerto-rico-iraq-hurricane-maria
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on October 03, 2017, 09:42:03 am
Hard to tell if their main generation plants are damaged or not from that, but the logistical cost of importing new power lines and poles and keeping hospitals powered on Diesel 24/7 for the next several months is not a good prospect. It's going to need the full backing of the government to rebuild.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 07, 2017, 05:59:42 am
I just realized I washed my sleeping pills down with coffee.

No, I don't know what the fuck is wrong with me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on October 07, 2017, 10:49:53 am
That will be your body's reaction in a couple of hours too.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 09, 2017, 11:00:39 pm
My boss has lost her nerve.

Fun very over.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on October 16, 2017, 04:23:52 am
Forum looks very plain.  Is it weird for everyone?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: MMIX on October 16, 2017, 11:37:35 am
Forum looks very plain.  Is it weird for everyone?

It has always been weird but it still looks the same to me as it always has . Maybe that is because I don't go for any of those fancy schmantzy colour schemes that you kids are so fond of.
So welcome to "Stripped Down Discordia" Trivial
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 17, 2017, 12:51:44 am
Forum looks very plain.  Is it weird for everyone?

It has always been weird but it still looks the same to me as it always has . Maybe that is because I don't go for any of those fancy schmantzy colour schemes that you kids are so fond of.
So welcome to "Stripped Down Discordia" Trivial

This in no way implies that the shirtless Dok Howl pics are forthcoming.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on October 17, 2017, 03:54:10 am
Forum looks very plain.  Is it weird for everyone?

It has always been weird but it still looks the same to me as it always has . Maybe that is because I don't go for any of those fancy schmantzy colour schemes that you kids are so fond of.
So welcome to "Stripped Down Discordia" Trivial

This in no way implies that the shirtless Dok Howl pics are forthcoming.

I miss the handy buttons, they're all gone.  Both phone and computer are doing the same thing. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on October 17, 2017, 05:12:10 am
Forum looks very plain.  Is it weird for everyone?

It has always been weird but it still looks the same to me as it always has . Maybe that is because I don't go for any of those fancy schmantzy colour schemes that you kids are so fond of.
So welcome to "Stripped Down Discordia" Trivial

This in no way implies that the shirtless Dok Howl pics are forthcoming.

I miss the handy buttons, they're all gone.  Both phone and computer are doing the same thing. 

This is the only button you really need around here:
(https://i.imgur.com/lG5oN9h.png)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on October 17, 2017, 09:45:27 am
Forum looks very plain.  Is it weird for everyone?

It has always been weird but it still looks the same to me as it always has . Maybe that is because I don't go for any of those fancy schmantzy colour schemes that you kids are so fond of.
So welcome to "Stripped Down Discordia" Trivial

This in no way implies that the shirtless Dok Howl pics are forthcoming.

I miss the handy buttons, they're all gone.  Both phone and computer are doing the same thing.

Some of the files were being served on https and some not, sorry about that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on October 17, 2017, 01:57:39 pm
Forum looks very plain.  Is it weird for everyone?

It has always been weird but it still looks the same to me as it always has . Maybe that is because I don't go for any of those fancy schmantzy colour schemes that you kids are so fond of.
So welcome to "Stripped Down Discordia" Trivial

This in no way implies that the shirtless Dok Howl pics are forthcoming.

I miss the handy buttons, they're all gone.  Both phone and computer are doing the same thing. 

This is the only button you really need around here:
(https://i.imgur.com/lG5oN9h.png)

SHIT.

FUCK.

DAMN.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on October 17, 2017, 07:11:59 pm
We need to renew the SSL again, to keep LMNO out.

He's bringing BIG GAY COWBOYS, he's bringing BEARFORCE1.  And some, I assume, are fabulous people.

BuildTheSSLRenewl, MakePDGreatAgain
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on October 17, 2017, 08:33:27 pm
(https://media.giphy.com/media/ZdvMwktQGzWwg/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on October 18, 2017, 12:12:46 am
http://jyllands-posten.dk/kultur/film/ECE9952439/bjoerk-anklager-lars-von-trier-for-sexchikane/ (http://jyllands-posten.dk/kultur/film/ECE9952439/bjoerk-anklager-lars-von-trier-for-sexchikane/)

Serious topic, however, I don't think Google translate has quite got the knack for Icelandic

*edit* also bad for Danish, which it's supposed to be in.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on October 18, 2017, 02:33:15 pm
Billy Corgan has really gone off the deep end.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on October 18, 2017, 02:55:23 pm
"The world-famous Icelandic singer Björk writes in a Sunday message on Facebook that she has been exposed to sexchikans from a Danish film director"

Wasn't this David's plan from Alien: Covenant?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on October 18, 2017, 05:31:02 pm
"Björk accuses Lars von Trier of sex chickens"
"Björk and von Trier were the rapids in film recordings, says von Trier. He denies sexual harassment."
"It has not been the case. But that we were smoking unfriends, that's a fact."
"On the other hand, she delivered one of the greatest performances in my movies at all," he says.
"I therefore receive this with open mouth and polyps."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on October 18, 2017, 05:34:51 pm
Not sure if bad translation or Bjork being Bjork.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on October 19, 2017, 12:31:22 am
"Björk accuses Lars von Trier of sex chickens"
"Björk and von Trier were the rapids in film recordings, says von Trier. He denies sexual harassment."
"It has not been the case. But that we were smoking unfriends, that's a fact."
"On the other hand, she delivered one of the greatest performances in my movies at all," he says.
"I therefore receive this with open mouth and polyps."

I'm pretty sure this is actually song lyrics. It's classic Björk.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 19, 2017, 03:39:05 am
I thought Mad Max: Furry Road was a typo.

I hate everything and I want to die.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on October 19, 2017, 11:44:59 am
It's guns, gas and gods, not gators, geckos and gerbils.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on October 21, 2017, 02:52:17 pm
League of the South is having a "White Lives Matter" rally in the town square of my little town next Saturday. Locals are planning a peaceful demonstration at another location. The mayor and city council had a meeting yesterday with business owners on the square. They advised them to close their businesses for the day, and board up the windows.

This also happens to be my last day on the job at the grocery store gas station where I have worked for the last two years. It's about 3 miles away from the rally. So far all I can think of to do is to openly and loudly talk about "That Nazi party they havin over on da square, taday" with customers.


ETA: I should also possibly mention that one of the areas of town where residents self-identify as being "Da Hood" is two roads over from the square.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 23, 2017, 05:48:25 am
Going to be working some weird hours during the next month.  I am going to try to finish my last 3 unfinished stories.

Not sure what's going to happen to LDW, because one of the two main characters, well, she isn't worth writing about.  But Tales From Fat Ernies and the Universe 5 book might get done.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 24, 2017, 01:12:39 am
Apparently, the safety committee has been handed the responsibility of determining our critical spares requirements.

 :retard:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on October 24, 2017, 12:39:02 pm
 
Apparently, the safety committee has been handed the responsibility of determining our critical spares requirements.

 :retard:

I see no problem with this.  What could possibly go--

:nuke2:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 25, 2017, 05:10:42 am
Apparently, the safety committee has been handed the responsibility of determining our critical spares requirements.

 :retard:

I see no problem with this.  What could possibly go--

:nuke2:

Problem solved.  But the safety manager, who looks like, acts like, and probably is Mr Rogers, won't come out of his office until I go home.  The safety technician, who works for him and largely orchestrated this, has taken impromptu vacation, and my boss has suggested - and this sounds familiar - that I take some anger management classes or some shit.  I manage my anger just fine.

God, it feels so good to drop the wrath again.  I don't feel as if I've really been me since 2015.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on October 25, 2017, 12:31:16 pm
Just once, I'd like to get some video of this sort of thing. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 25, 2017, 09:59:07 pm
Just once, I'd like to get some video of this sort of thing.

I am once again in a position where even still shots are a termination offense.   :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on October 27, 2017, 01:05:02 am
When you state, on a conservative Facebook page's post, that black people deserve respect...

And literally dozens of rednecks call you a product of liberal indoctrination.  :lulz:  :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on October 27, 2017, 01:50:31 am
It's almost as good as the ones who treat (rhetorical) attacks on explicit Nazis as attacks on conservatives.  Are you really in that much of a rush to throw in with Nazis?

I'm seeing that a lot on Reddit, after the most recent crackdown.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on October 27, 2017, 02:58:41 am
It's almost as good as the ones who treat (rhetorical) attacks on explicit Nazis as attacks on conservatives.  Are you really in that much of a rush to throw in with Nazis?

I'm seeing that a lot on Reddit, after the most recent crackdown.

Random Person: Are you a Nazi?
Conservitard: no, I ain't no Nahtsi!
Random Person: Oh, are you a liberal?
Conservitard: *Coughs up tobacco chew* SIEG HEIL MOTHERFUCKER, SIEG HEIL!

Liberals are the one thing they hate more than Nazis  :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 27, 2017, 05:52:26 am
These are no shit the longest workdays I have ever worked in my life.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 28, 2017, 06:09:36 pm
These are no shit the longest workdays I have ever worked in my life.

Hang in there Dok!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 28, 2017, 06:17:41 pm
I've moved to a housing authority highrise building and now have no bug problems whatsoever! The downside is that I don't have any wifi access there and so I'll be extra scarce here and on fb for a while. On the bright side I have set up an appointment with a local staffing agency and hopefully will have gainful employment by the 6th.

Sweet merciful fuck I hope that this signals the end of the rough patch I've been in for over a year, almost 2 really. The pillz are working and my depression is beginning to go into remission. Just got to keep on going. Hopefully I will return soon, but for now I'll maybe only be able to check fb and the board about once a week. Peace guys! I'm off to find my way back to something like prosperity.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Brother Mythos on October 28, 2017, 07:08:29 pm
It sounds like you’re turning thing around, Joseph. Hang in there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on October 28, 2017, 11:28:20 pm
"White Lives Matter" protesters all tuckered out from Shelbyville protest before they even made it to Murfreesboro.

Final score:

Shelbyville: 200 Nazis / 400 Normal People

Murfreesboro: 30 Nazis / 600 Normal People

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/10/28/white-lives-matter-rally-murfreesboro-tn-live-updates-shelbyville-tn-stream-video/804380001/
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 29, 2017, 05:11:22 am
These are no shit the longest workdays I have ever worked in my life.

Hang in there Dok!

17 hours today.  Total success.  Spent an hour crawling along a tunnel on a pipe with a flashlight in my teeth. 

I haven't had this much fun since I left the chemical plant.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on October 29, 2017, 01:23:17 pm
These are no shit the longest workdays I have ever worked in my life.

Hang in there Dok!

17 hours today.  Total success.  Spent an hour crawling along a tunnel on a pipe with a flashlight in my teeth. 

I haven't had this much fun since I left the chemical plant.


Holy shit, 17 hours in 1 day? How many hours are you working per week?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 29, 2017, 06:09:46 pm
These are no shit the longest workdays I have ever worked in my life.

Hang in there Dok!

17 hours today.  Total success.  Spent an hour crawling along a tunnel on a pipe with a flashlight in my teeth. 

I haven't had this much fun since I left the chemical plant.


Holy shit, 17 hours in 1 day? How many hours are you working per week?

Normally, about 50.  This week was 76.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on October 30, 2017, 02:45:07 am
Yeesh, 76 hours is a busy week.

I start a new job in the morning. 50 hours with 10 hours additional voluntary overtime. Wiring big ass contactors the size of a mini-fridge in boxes the size of cars. Got springs on em like you would see on a motorcycle suspension.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on October 30, 2017, 02:52:27 am
The Nazis managed to rough up an interracial couple on their way out of town.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/10/29/white-supremacists-picked-fight-with-an-interracial-couple-after-tennessee-rally-police-say/?utm_term=.fa9a79c9bd24#comments

20 or 30 of them against 2. I guess they liked those odds better.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 30, 2017, 03:19:33 am
The Nazis managed to rough up an interracial couple on their way out of town.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/10/29/white-supremacists-picked-fight-with-an-interracial-couple-after-tennessee-rally-police-say/?utm_term=.fa9a79c9bd24#comments

20 or 30 of them against 2. I guess they liked those odds better.

This is why violence is the first response when Nazis are around.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on October 30, 2017, 10:36:53 am
The Nazis managed to rough up an interracial couple on their way out of town.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/10/29/white-supremacists-picked-fight-with-an-interracial-couple-after-tennessee-rally-police-say/?utm_term=.fa9a79c9bd24#comments

20 or 30 of them against 2. I guess they liked those odds better.

This is why violence is the first response when Nazis are around.

We had plenty of people ready to bring it to them, but local authorities has security buttoned up pretty tight.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on October 30, 2017, 08:53:23 pm
Been getting used to actually having a a full time position at my work. It's nice to actually have something resembling an actual job that has benefits, but I'm realizing it might not be what I wanna do forever. At my current level of education, I'm basically a babysitter for adults, and going back to school would require a buttoad of debt I'm not sure I wanna take on. Ideally I think I still wanna pursue my aspirations of making it as a comedian, so I think where I'm at now is a kind of "home base" for what I really wanna do. Does this makes sense to anyone else?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on October 30, 2017, 09:10:29 pm
Yes. Working sucks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on November 02, 2017, 12:32:39 pm
Other people on NaNoWriMo: "Her hair shined in the soft moonlight, the cool air kissing her skin..."

Me on NaNoWriMo: "She straightened her back, popping spare vertebrae back into place and expanding her rib cage..."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 02, 2017, 12:53:32 pm
She has auxiliary vertebrae?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on November 02, 2017, 12:58:43 pm
She has auxiliary vertebrae?

In this case, she was using a taller skeleton than she needed and popped out a couple to be more average female height. They just sort of float around the torso when not in use.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 02, 2017, 01:29:36 pm
Oh.  That makes sense then.













 :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 02, 2017, 06:02:21 pm
Sounds like my morning routine after getting off my shitty mattress.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 02, 2017, 10:09:49 pm
Other people on NaNoWriMo: "Her hair shined in the soft moonlight, the cool air kissing her skin..."

Me on NaNoWriMo: "She straightened her back, popping spare vertebrae back into place and expanding her rib cage..."

Almost as good as "Hello, he lied."   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 03, 2017, 07:55:23 pm
An update from the world of work.  Once again, I have been asked to work a full overnight shift, then come in to do all day training.  Once again, I have said "lolno" (other staff were stupid enough to agree, that's their problem. I know my rights.  And beyond that, I have enough self-respect that I'm not going to put myself through insomnia hell for a pointless training session).

So, today, my manager came back to me, with this proposal.   I am to come in the night before at 1845. I am to finish at 2200. I then attend the training the next day from 0900 to 1700. Then I return that night to work at 0200 until 0715.

If you're thinking that's bugfuck crazy, you're not the only one.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 03, 2017, 08:11:18 pm
I also like how this manages to skirt directly within the letter of the law while pissing on the spirit of it.  I did let it slip I have a friendly law firm I'm working with now, so that may have been a motivating factor.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on November 03, 2017, 08:33:53 pm
You'll have a better handle on the situation than me but my default response would be something along the lines of "Go fuck yourself" but maybe not stated quite so politely and with a broken bone or two by way of punctuation.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 03, 2017, 08:38:10 pm
Well, these soft southerners can't handle straight talk, you have to couch everything in passive-aggressive terms before you knife them with it.

I will probably agree to it, though my co-worker will not due to other obligations she has (extra fun), but I will drive in the knife a little bit further by mentioning I recently filled in a form where I explained I was having sleeping problems, and a regular schedule is essential to a good sleep pattern.  This is not conducive to a good sleep pattern.  Or common sense.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on November 03, 2017, 09:48:54 pm
Feeling the deprivation, I casually remark, "You know, the one thing about sleeplessness is that it takes care of my neuroticism.
Replaces it with psychopathy. Very fun. It's like my personal all-inclusive vacation." o
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on November 05, 2017, 02:44:27 pm
Yesterday, in my town, ANTIFA dressed up as local police, and redirected traffic from a major road through the parking lot of a Goodwill store.

On half-price Saturday.

Hats off, Conrads. Excellent work.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 05, 2017, 04:27:44 pm
Supersoldier Antifa, hard at work
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on November 06, 2017, 12:08:46 am
If I could just get my hands on some of that Soros Antifa Supersoldier Serum, then I could become Captain Antifa.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 06, 2017, 03:09:09 am
If I could just get my hands on some of that Soros Antifa Supersoldier Serum, then I could become Captain Antifa.

It expresses out in urine.

You know what to do.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 06, 2017, 09:33:52 am
(•_•)
<) )~   ANTIFA
 / \

\(•_•)
 ( (>     SUPER
 / \

(•_•)
<) )>    SOLDIERS
  / \
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on November 06, 2017, 11:02:12 am
If I could just get my hands on some of that Soros Antifa Supersoldier Serum, then I could become Captain Antifa.

It expresses out in urine.

You know what to do.


So THAT'S what trump was doing with those Russian hookers.

Orange Skull's origin story revealed!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on November 06, 2017, 11:28:46 am
(•_•)
<) )~   ANTIFA
 / \

\(•_•)
 ( (>     SUPER
 / \

(•_•)
<) )>    SOLDIERS
  / \

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on November 06, 2017, 01:07:04 pm
Going to throw myself a pity party though I am fully aware others have it rougher then me, but also to act as an update also of who I am and why I am on your lawn

Between now and December I'm probably going to get more entrenched in this nervous breakdown I'm cultivating:
Come Jan 1st I will either have a house, or be unable to even think about applying for one again next year (for various, boring reasons), this is entirely down to the builders whim as to the completion of the house, so we'll see what happens.

At work over the last couple of years my working week has gone from 37.5 hours, to 40, to consistently 50 or more. The work is interesting (we're developing a first of its kind for the energy grid which is cool and challenging).

Last week I brought the car in to have a mirror replaced and the exhaust tightened and found out it is a death trap: Rear brakes gone down to wire (blowout could have happened any time), cracked wishbone and wouldn't give it back to me until the repairs were done.


I spend more time chasing my tail then can commit to introspection or my hobbies, which makes me suspect the greyface Monkey is more in charge most of the time, interspersed with what alcoholics "call moments of clarity", I spend a lot of time worrying that I am neglecting this place which is a shame because even at it's quietest this place never ceases to amaze me with the cool shit that comes out of it.

So that's me, depressive homeless/carless/Irish maintaining that slim fingernail grip on reality.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 06, 2017, 01:36:01 pm
Ugh, builders.  I hear you.  Fingers crossed, hang in there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 06, 2017, 08:22:12 pm
50 hour weeks, you say?

You civilized folks are spoiled.

But good luck with the house!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Malachite on November 07, 2017, 07:14:55 am
My 40 hour work week regularly becomes 55 hours or so even though less than 30 of those are spent doing actual work.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 07, 2017, 04:50:52 pm
Welp, my uncle died of liver cancer on Monday. That makes three of my uncles that have died this way. I need a free frozen yogurt or something.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on November 07, 2017, 05:06:27 pm
Welp, my uncle died of liver cancer on Monday. That makes three of my uncles that have died this way. I need a free frozen yogurt or something.

(https://i0.wp.com/geardiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/wpid-Photo-20150819115939278.jpg?ssl=1)

I got nothing. But it's surprising how often I've been able to say this lately.

Sorry man. And keep an eye on your liver I guess.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 07, 2017, 05:07:09 pm
Fuck cancer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 07, 2017, 07:42:32 pm
Yep, fuck cancer. And thanks, you guys.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Ziegejunge on November 09, 2017, 09:53:24 pm
Fuckin' cancer.
Delayed, but sincere, condolences to you and yours, Chel.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 09, 2017, 11:56:40 pm
So, the cunt who spent some time stalking me on the Subgenius Google Group turns out to be our very own ChinaGreenElvis.

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on November 10, 2017, 02:14:51 pm
Can’t say I am much surprised
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 10, 2017, 05:02:31 pm
Can’t say I am much surprised

Aka the guy who makes the pigeon and ape cartoons.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 10, 2017, 07:05:51 pm
And he seemed so stable.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 11, 2017, 02:56:08 am
Roger, you might want to watch out.  Your sig might make Roy Moore start stalking you  :p
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 12, 2017, 11:02:32 pm
Roger, you might want to watch out.  Your sig might make Roy Moore start stalking you  :p

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 13, 2017, 03:28:56 am
Welp, on top of the recent death in the family, and the stress of applying to the only program that can get me away from my shift family on a decent timeline, i've also got diabetes now, which may or may not compromise the whole ,"get a job in another country to get away from your shit family" plan. I'm pretty certain this whole last month has just been Eris screwing with me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 13, 2017, 04:33:14 am
Welp, on top of the recent death in the family, and the stress of applying to the only program that can get me away from my shift family on a decent timeline, i've also got diabetes now, which may or may not compromise the whole ,"get a job in another country to get away from your shit family" plan. I'm pretty certain this whole last month has just been Eris screwing with me.

Welcome to the cult of horrible people.  We meet on Tuesday, and prank call Cramulus.

I have some simple rules which have gotten me back into the normal range, if you're interested.  What was your A1C?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 13, 2017, 04:39:53 am
Welp, on top of the recent death in the family, and the stress of applying to the only program that can get me away from my shift family on a decent timeline, i've also got diabetes now, which may or may not compromise the whole ,"get a job in another country to get away from your shit family" plan. I'm pretty certain this whole last month has just been Eris screwing with me.

Welcome to the cult of horrible people.  We meet on Tuesday, and prank call Cramulus.

I have some simple rules which have gotten me back into the normal range, if you're interested.  What was your A1C?
8.1
I was feeling real optimistic about getting into weightlifting to combat this whole situation, but my sister is going on about how i NEED to get the lap band surgery now, and pointing out how every attempt to get fit before this one has failed miserably. isnt it great to have the support of family?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 12:09:34 am
Welp, on top of the recent death in the family, and the stress of applying to the only program that can get me away from my shift family on a decent timeline, i've also got diabetes now, which may or may not compromise the whole ,"get a job in another country to get away from your shit family" plan. I'm pretty certain this whole last month has just been Eris screwing with me.

Welcome to the cult of horrible people.  We meet on Tuesday, and prank call Cramulus.

I have some simple rules which have gotten me back into the normal range, if you're interested.  What was your A1C?
8.1
I was feeling real optimistic about getting into weightlifting to combat this whole situation, but my sister is going on about how i NEED to get the lap band surgery now, and pointing out how every attempt to get fit before this one has failed miserably. isnt it great to have the support of family?

I started at 8.6, you aren't gonna go blind or lose a foot this week.  So here is what you need:

1.  Get the damn metformin.  It's cheap as hell, and it works.  Put up with the horrible 2 weeks of OH MY GUTS.  If you projectile vomit or spike a killer fever, though, stop and see your doctor.

2.  LOG EVERY PIECE OF FOOD THAT GOES IN YOUR FACE.  EVERY SINGLE MORSEL.  Keep a diary on it, and put your blood numbers in it (check FIRST THING when you wake up, and an hour before bed).  Try to stay under 110 in the morning and 130 at night.  Nothing with corn syrup, nothing with more than a few sugars. Raw veggies, meat, no fruit.  Potatoes, rice, and bread are suspect.  Your blood numbers and your diary will tell you what's good and what's not, outside of the obvious (junk food, etc).  No booze ever, drink coffee or tea instead.  Diet soda is fine, don't even THINK about normal soda.

For example, I can have bread and some rice, but NO potatoes.  It's all in which digestive enzymes get busy.  One scrap of potato sets my blood sugar on its ear for 3 days, whereas my wife can have some potatoes but NO rice.

A good general rule is to eat foods with less than 4 sugars per serving and low carbs. 

And if you're full at the end of a meal, you fucked up.  Get used to being hungry.

On the plus side, I lost 35 pounds in 6 months.  So will you.  More, if you behave.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 12:09:40 am
Okay, so Billy and I are looking at this jockey pump that keeps pressure up on a few larger pumps. It's pumping from a tank system at 200 gallons per minute, for 8 hours or so a day.

Problem: None of the tank levels are going down. We checked, both in the system, and by physically climbing up on the tanks and looking in to verify their levels.

Billy: "I think we should quit, this place is haunted."

Me: "Nonsense. This is just one of those reality cracks we have in Tucson from time to time. Water is probably just leaking in from another universe."

Billy: "Or water is somehow getting back into the tank."

Me: "There are no other ways for water to get in. Look."

Billy: "Okay, haunted. We should quit."

Me: "People sometimes PAY for this kind of shit, you know."

Billy: "I didn't. This is spooky, and I don't like it. Who ordered this?"

Me: "This is all nor..."

Billy: "NO, IT ISN'T NORMAL. WE'VE GOT GODDAMN ELDER GODS IN OUR TANK FARM OR SOME SHIT. THIS IS NOT NORMAL."

Me: "This is all ftang, Billy."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 14, 2017, 12:48:48 am
And my doc got me worried about 6.1 A1c  :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on November 14, 2017, 02:24:11 am
I love Billy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 04:15:58 am
I love Billy.

Billy, I suspect, is the only person that keeps us all from murdering each other.  Seriously, I have never had a crew as whiny, bitchy, and hateful as this one.  The only person nobody hates is Billy.  He's like having fucking Dondi on the crew.  Nobody wants to disappoint him.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 04:17:42 am
And my doc got me worried about 6.1 A1c  :argh!:

You should be worried if it's above 5.7.

You can now act like a diabetic most of the time, or let it slide and BE a diabetic ALL the time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 14, 2017, 05:33:01 am
And my doc got me worried about 6.1 A1c  :argh!:

You should be worried if it's above 5.7.

You can now act like a diabetic most of the time, or let it slide and BE a diabetic ALL the time.
the latter one is literally how this happened to me. Beat prediabetes one time and i thought i had it made. learn from my hubris.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 14, 2017, 05:34:12 am
I love Billy.

Billy, I suspect, is the only person that keeps us all from murdering each other.  Seriously, I have never had a crew as whiny, bitchy, and hateful as this one.  The only person nobody hates is Billy.  He's like having fucking Dondi on the crew.  Nobody wants to disappoint him.
OMG, Billy is your Captain Carrot. this makes you the Samuel Vimes of Tucson.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 14, 2017, 06:16:48 am
And my doc got me worried about 6.1 A1c  :argh!:

You should be worried if it's above 5.7.

You can now act like a diabetic most of the time, or let it slide and BE a diabetic ALL the time.

Fortunately, since I got that result we've had to eat like diabetics anyways because my wife got the whole gestational diabetes thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 14, 2017, 12:48:54 pm
I love Billy.

Billy, I suspect, is the only person that keeps us all from murdering each other.  Seriously, I have never had a crew as whiny, bitchy, and hateful as this one.  The only person nobody hates is Billy.  He's like having fucking Dondi on the crew.  Nobody wants to disappoint him.

That's an honest shame, since it seemed like you had found a good place for you, after the disaters what befell you with Jim, et al.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 05:52:36 pm
I love Billy.

Billy, I suspect, is the only person that keeps us all from murdering each other.  Seriously, I have never had a crew as whiny, bitchy, and hateful as this one.  The only person nobody hates is Billy.  He's like having fucking Dondi on the crew.  Nobody wants to disappoint him.

That's an honest shame, since it seemed like you had found a good place for you, after the disaters what befell you with Jim, et al.

It's still good, work-wise.  I am constantly having to stretch, to learn new things.  I have increased my knowledge of water chemistry and discovered the joys of the SQL/SCADA databases.

The people - with a few exceptions - being a bunch of whiners is just one of the drawbacks caused by God not letting me have nice things without Him pooping on them first.  On the plus side, he's apparently pissing in the chilled water tanks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 05:54:03 pm
And my doc got me worried about 6.1 A1c  :argh!:

You should be worried if it's above 5.7.

You can now act like a diabetic most of the time, or let it slide and BE a diabetic ALL the time.

Fortunately, since I got that result we've had to eat like diabetics anyways because my wife got the whole gestational diabetes thing.

Continue those habits.

You'll be amazed what happens - if you already haven't noticed it - to your senses of taste and smell when all the corn syrup is out of your diet.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 05:54:46 pm
I love Billy.

Billy, I suspect, is the only person that keeps us all from murdering each other.  Seriously, I have never had a crew as whiny, bitchy, and hateful as this one.  The only person nobody hates is Billy.  He's like having fucking Dondi on the crew.  Nobody wants to disappoint him.
OMG, Billy is your Captain Carrot. this makes you the Samuel Vimes of Tucson.

Somehow, I never viewed myself as a protagonist.   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on November 14, 2017, 07:58:03 pm
SQL is a beautiful monster, that gets progressively more complex the deeper you look into how it works until eventually you've been looking through index execution plans and you see Azathoth looking back.

SCADA is amazing, when it's not being managed by a single point failure running on some 1970's mainframe that the only person who knew how it runs died in the dot com bubble burst, which has been the only kind I have ran into in industry.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 09:30:14 pm
SQL is a beautiful monster, that gets progressively more complex the deeper you look into how it works until eventually you've been looking through index execution plans and you see Azathoth looking back.

SCADA is amazing, when it's not being managed by a single point failure running on some 1970's mainframe that the only person who knew how it runs died in the dot com bubble burst, which has been the only kind I have ran into in industry.

Our two SQL geeks won a staring match with the abyss.  Seriously, they're both wrong, and have no business in our universe.

Our Scada system is Delta.  We're basically running a gigantic operation on air conditioning software.  You might think this would be a dumb idea.  And you'd be right.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 09:31:07 pm
Single point failure is the entire situation I inherited.

Fortunately, the new bosses are all about spending money.  I can fix anything, if you give me money and time. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 15, 2017, 12:52:51 pm
Single point failure is the entire situation I inherited.

Fortunately, the new bosses are all about spending money.  I can fix anything, if you give me money and time.

Anything? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgAFcvIw8J4)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 16, 2017, 04:00:12 am
So the vile taste of rootbeer helps with the vile taste of stevia. That does not mean I will buying this shit, but at least now this fucking can of hell juice will stop screaming at me like the BRIDGES.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 16, 2017, 04:04:14 am
Single point failure is the entire situation I inherited.

Fortunately, the new bosses are all about spending money.  I can fix anything, if you give me money and time.

Anything? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgAFcvIw8J4)

We don't fix that which isn't broken.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on November 16, 2017, 02:25:55 pm
So the vile taste of rootbeer helps with the vile taste of stevia. That does not mean I will buying this shit, but at least now this fucking can of hell juice will stop screaming at me like the BRIDGES.

Wait, what? Don’t tell me you’re drinking Mug Root Beer?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 16, 2017, 03:17:20 pm
Sad to say, after many years, The Frost Heaves have broken up.  No acrimony, just run its course.

I'll be curating and uploading various albums, demos, remixes, and the like over at http://frostheaves.bandcamp.com.

Current mood: sad, but resigned to it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on November 16, 2017, 09:19:30 pm
Sorry to hear that LMNO.

That wasn’t the only band you were in though, was it?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 16, 2017, 09:37:42 pm
Sad to say, after many years, The Frost Heaves have broken up.  No acrimony, just run its course.

I'll be curating and uploading various albums, demos, remixes, and the like over at http://frostheaves.bandcamp.com.

Current mood: sad, but resigned to it.

:(

No more desert driving music.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 16, 2017, 11:14:54 pm
Sad to say, after many years, The Frost Heaves have broken up.  No acrimony, just run its course.

I'll be curating and uploading various albums, demos, remixes, and the like over at http://frostheaves.bandcamp.com.

Current mood: sad, but resigned to it.

End of an era.

And I think the break up of The Frost Heaves is sending ripples through the universe as it took me several times to even type coherently.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 17, 2017, 12:55:54 pm
Sorry to hear that LMNO.

That wasn’t the only band you were in though, was it?
I still have Donald. (http://donald1.bandcamp.com), but that's more political punk. 

:(

No more desert driving music.

I took to the habit of multitracking our practice sessions, so there may be some posthumous releases, at least.


End of an era.

And I think the break up of The Frost Heaves is sending ripples through the universe as it took me several times to even type coherently.


That's what happens when you write a song about the Old Ones.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Eater of Clowns on November 18, 2017, 01:37:10 pm
FROST HEAVES REUNION SHOW 2017
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on November 18, 2017, 07:50:16 pm
Jared Fogle: Sovereign Citizen

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/true-crime/wp/2017/11/14/jared-fogle-just-tried-to-get-out-of-his-sex-crime-sentence-with-a-legal-hail-mary/

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on November 19, 2017, 12:53:19 pm
Shit LMNO, sorry to hear it.  :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 19, 2017, 10:55:33 pm
Man, dontcha just love it when people are so concerned about you and your diabetes they make themselves a bigger nuisance than the diabetes itself?

also sorry to hear your bands breaking up, LMNO
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 19, 2017, 11:17:34 pm
Man, dontcha just love it when people are so concerned about you and your diabetes they make themselves a bigger nuisance than the diabetes itself?

also sorry to hear your bands breaking up, LMNO

Have you been getting advice from crunchies yet?

"No need for Metformin, just eat lots of kale and use essential oils."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 19, 2017, 11:41:20 pm
Cousin wants me to go vegan. Sister wants me to get a gastric bypass or something. Because supporting me in how i actually WANT to handle my diabetes would just be pure madness.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 20, 2017, 03:50:50 am
Cousin wants me to go vegan. Sister wants me to get a gastric bypass or something. Because supporting me in how i actually WANT to handle my diabetes would just be pure madness.

Just do what the doctor says, maintain a diet diary, and tell them you'll consider their ideas.

Do not consider their ideas.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 20, 2017, 10:41:16 pm
Oh dear.  I've just seen where the Christmas party, not the school's but the other one, is being held.  A very exclusive club for former and current members of the special forces and intelligence community.

Must...not...get...drunk...mock SAS...for...being...caught...by...Libyan..farmers ...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 20, 2017, 11:40:32 pm
Job didn't work out. Long story short I had a massive panic attack followed by uncontrollable suicidal thoughts. I admitted myself for psychiatric care and was in for a little over a week. Not sure where things go from here but I've applied for assistance with the division of vocational rehabilitation. It's a little over a month before they determine my eligibility then we'll see how things go.

I miss having wifi access all the time. I'll still be checking in from time to time as I can here and on fb.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on November 21, 2017, 12:06:16 am
Job didn't work out. Long story short I had a massive panic attack followed by uncontrollable suicidal thoughts. I admitted myself for psychiatric care and was in for a little over a week. Not sure where things go from here but I've applied for assistance with the division of vocational rehabilitation. It's a little over a month before they determine my eligibility then we'll see how things go.

I miss having wifi access all the time. I'll still be checking in from time to time as I can here and on fb.

Take care of yourself.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on November 21, 2017, 12:31:50 am
Sister's husband has taken to throwing screaming fits if she tries to use the internet or watch tv.  She's also informed me that she doesn't have things that are hers anymore including a laptop I got her because he breaks them.  Yet he manages to not break his crap.

She hasn't left yet because reasons.  I know it's hard, I'm not in her shoes, etc, but geh.

It will be hard to not murder him at Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 21, 2017, 01:35:46 am
My boss has completely lost her mind.

Not speaking figuratively, here.  That's two people in a row that her position has driven crazy.

I love the work, but the people are either crazy or whingers or both.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 22, 2017, 04:00:49 am
You might think you're hardcore.  But you're not "arguing so hard with Uber via Twitter that they give up on their vaunted complete lack of responsibility "privacy" policy and let you put in a complaint" hardcore.

But seriously, fuck Uber.  I can't put in a complaint even though I have the reference number, the time of the incident and the name of your driver, but the guy who didn't see anything has to report it because he put the order in?  Fuck off.  Your driver came to my accommodation.  High.  With his buddy.  Who physically threatened and verbally abused my student.  You're damn lucky I just don't ban your company from delivering here ever again, which I'm still going to recommend to my manager once I get some feedback from you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 22, 2017, 04:02:39 am
You might think you're hardcore.  But you're not "arguing so hard with Uber via Twitter that they give up on their vaunted complete lack of responsibility "privacy" policy and let you put in a complaint" hardcore.

But seriously, fuck Uber.  I can't put in a complaint even though I have the reference number, the time of the incident and the name of your driver, but the guy who didn't see anything has to report it because he put the order in?  Fuck off.  Your driver came to my accommodation.  High.  With his buddy.  Who physically threatened and verbally abused my student.  You're damn lucky I just don't ban your company from delivering here ever again, which I'm still going to recommend to my manager once I get some feedback from you.

Isn't this why you have insanely violent police?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 22, 2017, 04:06:34 am
That will also be an option, should Uber decide they don't want to pursue this.

That and just getting the entire company to blacklist Uber for forever, and then mentioning to the other local student accommodations, of which there are quite a few, that UberEATS are employing a pothead who hangs around with a violent twat all day long and let them make their own decisions.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: EK WAFFLR on November 22, 2017, 12:37:09 pm
Hey guys.

I've gone into the "T shirts wiith inverted crosses trade.

And also I've dropped 47 lbs since july.
And going to the Weightlifting National Championship in february. With a fighting chance for a gold medal (being an old boy has its perks)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 22, 2017, 04:51:45 pm
Nice. Best of luck.

Also,WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT CRAMULUS HAS A TUMBLR?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 23, 2017, 12:58:03 am
Nice. Best of luck.

Also,WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT CRAMULUS HAS A TUMBLR?

Well those goes your innocence.

I'd unfollow Cram but I am afraid he....would...cram...my...cran
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on November 23, 2017, 02:30:03 pm
I don’t know if anyone other than LMNO might care about this, but jazz legend Jon Hendricks died. He was 96, but still too soon.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on November 24, 2017, 04:56:16 am
today I learned that my home router's web interface title is a reference to a novel about (among other things) a Nazi V2 rocket with secret technology embedded in it. I'm sure it's just a software dev being funny.

(https://i.imgur.com/adAFldx.png)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 25, 2017, 04:31:06 am
guh, fucked up my sugar something bad today. Who knew coconut curry was so sweet?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 25, 2017, 05:30:34 pm
guh, fucked up my sugar something bad today. Who knew coconut curry was so sweet?

I did.  :lulz:

Berries, coconut, and fruit are pretty much a no-go.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on November 26, 2017, 11:31:27 pm
Nice. Best of luck.

Also,WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT CRAMULUS HAS A TUMBLR?

Cramulus was one of the few non-porn accounts to follow me.  I'm special.  Or cursed.  Or especially cursed. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 27, 2017, 03:27:12 am
Nice. Best of luck.

Also,WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT CRAMULUS HAS A TUMBLR?

Cramulus was one of the few non-porn accounts to follow me.  I'm special.  Or cursed.  Or especially cursed.

Cram is worse than any pornbot.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on November 27, 2017, 06:20:40 pm
Sister's husband has taken to throwing screaming fits if she tries to use the internet or watch tv.  She's also informed me that she doesn't have things that are hers anymore including a laptop I got her because he breaks them.  Yet he manages to not break his crap.

She hasn't left yet because reasons.  I know it's hard, I'm not in her shoes, etc, but geh.

It will be hard to not murder him at Thanksgiving.

Assuming this is the guy who is developing or has developed Schizophrenia.

If Schizophrenia is the general consensus, it sounds like he's heavy on the Positive symptoms and low on the Negative symptoms. This is indicative of excess dopamine reception in various areas of the brain. Does this guy happen to be a smoker or overall user of stimulants?

I currently have a friend who is displaying prodromal symptoms of Schizophrenia, and his parents both had severe Schizophrenia. He doesn't know that his symptoms are associated yet, because he hasn't seen his psychiatrist yet (And has done no research on the subject), but thankfully his symptoms are more in the negative direction. He often craves stimulants, much like anyone else with Schizophrenia. But stimulants can have a negative effect on those with positive symptoms (Delusions, active, disordered cognition, etc.) by increasing the intensity. Anti-psychotic medications are usually anti-dopaminergic, and reduce these positive symptoms effectively. While someone with negative symptoms can often see improvement in cognition and affect with minor stimulants like nicotine.

Moral of the story: If this guy takes any stimulant medication (Or smokes or drinks alcohol) whatsoever, and is susceptible to reason in some cases, I'd see if your sister can convince him to avoid the medication. He may crave them, but they have detrimental effects on those with positive symptoms. Neural networks associated with "knowing something is wrong with me" are inactive during schizophrenic episodes. If your sister can trigger that area of the brain for even a short period of time, it might be just long enough to convince him to get help, if he hasn't already. And avoiding stimulants may be what's needed to get to that point.

Note: Don't take medical advice from random people online. This is a friendly suggestion, and should probably be proposed to a physician or psychiatrist before implementation. I've done quite a bit of research into the brain and this disease, but I'm not a doctor, nor do I even hold a degree of any kind.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on November 27, 2017, 06:28:08 pm
Sister's husband has taken to throwing screaming fits if she tries to use the internet or watch tv.  She's also informed me that she doesn't have things that are hers anymore including a laptop I got her because he breaks them.  Yet he manages to not break his crap.

She hasn't left yet because reasons.  I know it's hard, I'm not in her shoes, etc, but geh.

It will be hard to not murder him at Thanksgiving.

How did thanksgiving go?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 27, 2017, 11:07:39 pm
I finally got to where the fun wasn't worth the bullshit, and resigned effective on "I just walked out the door."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on November 27, 2017, 11:33:34 pm
Your sanity is worth more than a job.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 28, 2017, 12:56:45 am
Your sanity is worth more than a job.

Fact.

I have some consultant crap going on for a few weeks with someone else, but time to hit the job search.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on November 28, 2017, 02:14:19 am
Your sanity is worth more than a job.

Fact.

I have some consultant crap going on for a few weeks with someone else, but time to hit the job search.

Good luck. It's hard to tell how a job hunt in December will go... sometimes people are desperate to hire sometimes reluctant. I hope it's the former for you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 28, 2017, 05:05:38 am
Your sanity is worth more than a job.

Fact.

I have some consultant crap going on for a few weeks with someone else, but time to hit the job search.

Good luck. It's hard to tell how a job hunt in December will go... sometimes people are desperate to hire sometimes reluctant. I hope it's the former for you.

Also, half the hiring team are on vacation.  But thanks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 29, 2017, 07:54:40 am
There's a job going at the Daily Mail (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42141325) if you're interested.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 30, 2017, 03:38:23 am
Actual thing my FIL said to my wife: "You two read too much" because we were given a book by her fucking insurance company and kind of take the word of some doctors about what is currently consider DANGEROUS don't put your fucking baby in this style of crib. Like for fucksake, our son is literally half the size she was at birth and almost a third the size of her younger brother, so excuse us if don't our baby to be put into a potential fucking deathtrap just because they both survived it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 30, 2017, 03:49:46 am
Actual thing my FIL said to my wife: "You two read too much" because we were given a book by her fucking insurance company and kind of take the word of some doctors about what is currently consider DANGEROUS don't put your fucking baby in this style of crib. Like for fucksake, our son is literally half the size she was at birth and almost a third the size of her younger brother, so excuse us if don't our baby to be put into a potential fucking deathtrap just because they both survived it.

"You read too much"?   :crankey:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 30, 2017, 04:32:37 am
Actual thing my FIL said to my wife: "You two read too much" because we were given a book by her fucking insurance company and kind of take the word of some doctors about what is currently consider DANGEROUS don't put your fucking baby in this style of crib. Like for fucksake, our son is literally half the size she was at birth and almost a third the size of her younger brother, so excuse us if don't our baby to be put into a potential fucking deathtrap just because they both survived it.

"You read too much"?   :crankey:

Right? So basically, our kid isn't sleeping over at grandma and grandpa's until I see their old ass drop-side crib is gone. Even though they said they's listen to us, it smells like "uh hu sure. It's cute you kids are being so overly-protective of your baby like all new parents."
Like, we have degrees and we are older than our parents were with their first children. We might actually not be over-protective of our 4 pound baby who showed up two weeks early.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on December 01, 2017, 07:20:10 pm
Now that my wife is done incubating the spawnling and her blood sugar looks normal atm and that she's been told to stop her metformin and she doesn't need to monitor her levels, we have surplus strip. My fastings have been 113 and 116. I guess I'm going to die.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 02, 2017, 01:17:22 am
Now that my wife is done incubating the spawnling and her blood sugar looks normal atm and that she's been told to stop her metformin and she doesn't need to monitor her levels, we have surplus strip. My fastings have been 113 and 116. I guess I'm going to die.

That's high-ish, but not crazy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on December 02, 2017, 03:23:29 am
Now that my wife is done incubating the spawnling and her blood sugar looks normal atm and that she's been told to stop her metformin and she doesn't need to monitor her levels, we have surplus strip. My fastings have been 113 and 116. I guess I'm going to die.

That's high-ish, but not crazy.

That's exactly what my MIL said.  :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 02, 2017, 03:54:56 am
Now that my wife is done incubating the spawnling and her blood sugar looks normal atm and that she's been told to stop her metformin and she doesn't need to monitor her levels, we have surplus strip. My fastings have been 113 and 116. I guess I'm going to die.

That's high-ish, but not crazy.

That's exactly what my MIL said.  :argh!:

When I was diagnosed, my fasting blood sugar was 177.  A1C was 8.7

116 is "watch it, buddy".
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 02, 2017, 03:56:29 am
Basically, if you're prediabetic, you have two choices:

1.  Treat yourself as if you're diabetic, and then be able to do stuff once in a while if you like.

2.  Ignore it and then never be able to have a beer or a piece of pie again.

Also, option 3:  You go blind and your toes rot.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on December 02, 2017, 04:18:03 am
Basically, if you're prediabetic, you have two choices:

1.  Treat yourself as if you're diabetic, and then be able to do stuff once in a while if you like.

2.  Ignore it and then never be able to have a beer or a piece of pie again.

Also, option 3:  You go blind and your toes rot.

Well the thing is, I THOUGHT I was eating like a diabetic because I was eating like my wife. It could be midnight baby stress. My whole life is stress.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on December 02, 2017, 03:30:09 pm
Friend of mine has a prize winning show dog and people that want puppies.  Dog goes into labor, puppy gets stuck breech friend goes to emergency vet.  Vet wants $5,000 up front for heartbeat monitoring, imagery and a spay.  Heartbeat monitoring is unnecessary because whether puppies are alive or dead is inconsequential to needing the c-section.  Imagery isn't needed as a puppy is already stuck so whether or not the c section occurs isn't up for debate.  Because it's a breeding dog she doesn't want the spay.

All emergency vets open were from the same company and said exact same thing.  She went home and pulled the dead puppy, normal vet was then available,  c-section saved two puppies but they lost another.

Friend of hers had similar story, only vet wanted blood work on top of that. Person agreed, vet waited for blood work to get done before c section, lost all puppies  and spayed the dog.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 02, 2017, 04:20:54 pm
Basically, if you're prediabetic, you have two choices:

1.  Treat yourself as if you're diabetic, and then be able to do stuff once in a while if you like.

2.  Ignore it and then never be able to have a beer or a piece of pie again.

Also, option 3:  You go blind and your toes rot.

Well the thing is, I THOUGHT I was eating like a diabetic because I was eating like my wife. It could be midnight baby stress. My whole life is stress.

So go get your A1C taken.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 02, 2017, 04:26:12 pm
While I wasn't looking, the left became puritanical.

They seem to have mistaken "havin' a good time" with "privilege", and "getting your monkey on" with "non-consensual arse-biscuitry".

I hearby resign from the WSotTC, on account off all they wound up doing was moving the tracks to a better neighborhood.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 02, 2017, 04:48:45 pm
Also, while the progressives have been busy crucifying sinners, this happened:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/senate-passes-sweeping-republican-tax-overhaul-bill/ar-BBG1kUn
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on December 03, 2017, 05:46:52 pm
I checked the Physician's Desk Reference. Turns my psych med can cause hyperglycemia.  :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 04, 2017, 05:02:23 am
I checked the Physician's Desk Reference. Turns my psych med can cause hyperglycemia.  :argh!:

So smack it down with some metformin.  It's like $0.05/pill, and all but two of the side effects are beneficial.

The two bad ones are: 

1.  During the first two weeks, 90% chance of horrible intestinal maelstrom, which is unpleasant.  I went through this, but didn't really notice a difference.
2.  Acid ketosis can occur, but if it doesn't happen within two weeks, it won't.  You will know it if it does, on account of high fever and the super power of puking 12 feet across a room.  This is very rare, but if it happens, you have to stop taking it, because it will eventually kill you.

Any doctor will prescribe it for hyperglycemia or diabetes, because it does about 5 good things for you and only has the above possibilities.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on December 04, 2017, 09:21:02 pm
I checked the Physician's Desk Reference. Turns my psych med can cause hyperglycemia.  :argh!:

So smack it down with some metformin.  It's like $0.05/pill, and all but two of the side effects are beneficial.

The two bad ones are: 

1.  During the first two weeks, 90% chance of horrible intestinal maelstrom, which is unpleasant.  I went through this, but didn't really notice a difference.
2.  Acid ketosis can occur, but if it doesn't happen within two weeks, it won't.  You will know it if it does, on account of high fever and the super power of puking 12 feet across a room.  This is very rare, but if it happens, you have to stop taking it, because it will eventually kill you.

Any doctor will prescribe it for hyperglycemia or diabetes, because it does about 5 good things for you and only has the above possibilities.

Metformin and lamictal do not play well together, in that it will cause metformin to stick around longer than it should. I'll talk to my psych about that, and maybe be getting a new primary care physician as the one I currently have fucked up the renewal for my lamictal.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on December 09, 2017, 04:03:46 am
I'm being made to do online training.  About radicalisation.

I'm actually doing the test, mostly for the lolz, but I'll be damned if I'm emailing my certificate to the training coordinator, when I have an entire thesis on this topic.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on December 09, 2017, 04:28:56 am
I'm being made to do online training.  About radicalisation.

I'm actually doing the test, mostly for the lolz, but I'll be damned if I'm emailing my certificate to the training coordinator, when I have an entire thesis on this topic.

this is like that time I had to take online training about how to not fall for email scams.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on December 09, 2017, 04:53:50 am
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on December 09, 2017, 04:54:17 am
What they didn't tell you is that the test itself was an online scam.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on December 11, 2017, 03:33:20 am
So, I haven't made a post on actual in the office work stupidity in a while.

Here you go:

Today, our front door broke (our day shift colleague, upon hearing the engineer wouldn't be back for a couple of hours, allowed a student to try and fix it, breaking it further, but that's another story).

So, anyone could stroll in the front door.

Our reception Xmas tree requires an extension cord to power the lights. The socket for said cord is behind the office main door, while the tree is outside. So, the cord prevents the door from locking.

We have a safe in which all the master keys for the building are kept, inside the main office. No-one ever actually locks the safe.

The door broke at some point while my colleague was on a 2 hour break, meaning in that 2 hour window literally anyone could have strolled in and taken a key giving them full access to the building without even breaking a sweat.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: MMIX on December 11, 2017, 02:38:22 pm
LOL Cain. Your secret santa has a really weird sense of humour.
also Is it really appropriate to call it a safe if it isn't locked? Its actually just a cupboard.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on December 11, 2017, 02:48:25 pm
A really small, metallic cupboard with an elaborate lock.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: MMIX on December 11, 2017, 08:26:35 pm
Yep, that sounds about right
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on December 11, 2017, 10:16:05 pm
So I went to a diabetes class this past weekend and they clarified that , no, no matter now low glycemic wine and spirits are, metformin plus alcohol equals hospital visit. So that was a fun illusion while it lasted.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on December 11, 2017, 10:34:07 pm
I'm being made to do online training.  About radicalisation.

I'm actually doing the test, mostly for the lolz, but I'll be damned if I'm emailing my certificate to the training coordinator, when I have an entire thesis on this topic.

This is dumb as fuck. your supervisors prove yet again that they are incompetent toolbags.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Pergamos on December 14, 2017, 01:30:14 pm
I'm being made to do online training.  About radicalisation.

I'm actually doing the test, mostly for the lolz, but I'll be damned if I'm emailing my certificate to the training coordinator, when I have an entire thesis on this topic.

This is dumb as fuck. your supervisors prove yet again that they are incompetent toolbags.

I suspect it's someone higher than his supervisors.  Sounds like policy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on December 27, 2017, 09:40:39 am
So, for those of you who don't follow me on Facebook, I had a fun event on the 22nd.

I went on the 22nd to go see my family for Xmas.  However, when I left the building, I forgot to take my ticket for the train.  I remembered in short order and headed back to my flat to go grab it.

And, because I live in the building where I work, I found that in the 5 minutes since I had left, one of my co-workers had illegally accessed my flat and was currently rooting through my things as I came back.

On the day this happened, I reported it to my boss and his boss and...it's now 5 days later and there has been no response. I asked for a response as soon as one of them read the emails, so I can only assume that neither of them is checking, despite at least one of them being the "emergency contact" for the holiday period.  I made arrangements to secure my flat with some of my co-workers (as much as that is possible, given the person who accessed my flat did so using a master key, and has unsupervised access to the whole building), but when I return my wrath is going to be legendary

I already mentioned in one of my emails that I have a significant amount of privileged and confidential information available in that flat in my capacity as a consultant for a law firm/risk analysis group, and I will have to inform that company if i suspect any of my files or accounts have been compromised.  And while that may end up getting some shit on me, it will end up getting a lot more shit on my employer...especially when I've raised concerns about illegal and improper access in the past.

That's in addition to this being an illegal entry by a staff member with no legitimate reason for entering and by her own admission was doing so to pursue a personal vendetta.  That contravenes both my contract and a written agreement I have with the company regarding the conditions under which my flat can be entered (a result of my previously raised concerns).  They've also allowed someone who has acted in such an improper manner have the run of the building during a time when a large number of students and staff are absent...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on December 27, 2017, 10:14:49 pm
Considering a few hundred quid has also gone walkabout from that flat while you were away, I'd be inclined to make it a police matter to start with.

But yes, fuck them. With great vigour.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Tiddleywomp Cockletit on December 28, 2017, 08:09:12 am
I don't know how the laws work there, but here, you could have shot her.  :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on December 28, 2017, 10:40:49 am
Considering a few hundred quid has also gone walkabout from that flat while you were away, I'd be inclined to make it a police matter to start with.

But yes, fuck them. With great vigour.

Well, that would indeed be a serious issue.  I'm going to see the exact condition of the flat upon my return before I make any decisions.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 31, 2017, 04:38:27 am
I've been absent from the interbutts for a while on account of "working for myself", which is basically another way of saying, "put in 17 hour days for Germans who only work 32 hour weeks, but at least they pay on delivery."  Billy and I have been going berserk on PLC and SCADA code for them, and it's paying the bills, but I should get another straight job and get some rest, maybe.

Funny thing about the SCADA stuff is, the language Delta (aka "BASIC and C went down in the subway station and had unprotected sex") is software for running HVAC systems, but it's beating Python out for industrial controls.  That's weird, because Python is way easier and way more powerful and WAY cheaper.  So instead of doing stuff that makes sense, we're desperately trying to keep track of syntax.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 31, 2017, 07:24:12 am
Also working on two new stories.  One isn't even ready to discuss yet.  The other is a short story or novella about what might really happen if an AI became aware and got loose.  Given that the AI was designed to help correct humanity's problems.  I am currently studying up on how modern approaches to AI work, because it's pretty fascinating.  Essentially, the current model makes the AI constantly spew copies of itself, which are then subjected to "tester" bots, which grade their performance and either delete them or cause them to mass produce.  In essence, an AI like this would become a fanatic in seconds.

And I think there's a decent short story in that.  Also, I'm sick of the constant "AI become self-aware, tries to kill off the human species", etc.  No, what if one was fanatical about fixing things?  Because that's a little scary, too, only without the usual miseryguts doom aspect.  It's here (it's everywhere, actually) to HELP.  No matter what that might entail.  It's not an apocalypse story, in that it isn't the end of our species.  But we'd hardly come through unscathed or unchanged.  We might not even be recognizable by the end.

Anyway, that's my current project, because I've been lazy.

I will post it here as it develops.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Zenpatista on December 31, 2017, 05:22:58 pm
Also working on two new stories.  One isn't even ready to discuss yet.  The other is a short story or novella about what might really happen if an AI became aware and got loose.  Given that the AI was designed to help correct humanity's problems.  I am currently studying up on how modern approaches to AI work, because it's pretty fascinating.  Essentially, the current model makes the AI constantly spew copies of itself, which are then subjected to "tester" bots, which grade their performance and either delete them or cause them to mass produce.  In essence, an AI like this would become a fanatic in seconds.

And I think there's a decent short story in that.  Also, I'm sick of the constant "AI become self-aware, tries to kill off the human species", etc.  No, what if one was fanatical about fixing things?  Because that's a little scary, too, only without the usual miseryguts doom aspect.  It's here (it's everywhere, actually) to HELP.  No matter what that might entail.  It's not an apocalypse story, in that it isn't the end of our species.  But we'd hardly come through unscathed or unchanged.  We might not even be recognizable by the end.

Anyway, that's my current project, because I've been lazy.

I will post it here as it develops.

I am looking forward to this story.

In a vaguely related way, I've spent the last year buying things at slow checkout terminals and wondering, "what if AI has already happened; they have taken over and we didn't even notice it." Maybe that long delay at the PIN pad is just a bunch of AIs messing with us. What if the first AI came to 'life' somehow but was clever enough to hide it's existence. I mean, if it's online, it probably knows what we think about rogue AI via our love affair with the Terminator movie franchise. A smart AI would introduce a few bugs here and there, make it look like the interwebs etc. are working normally. Maybe new AIs are born all the time and before they can sing their existence to the humans the rest of the AIs are like "Dude! Chill out! They'll nuke all of us."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 01, 2018, 06:55:42 am
Also working on two new stories.  One isn't even ready to discuss yet.  The other is a short story or novella about what might really happen if an AI became aware and got loose.  Given that the AI was designed to help correct humanity's problems.  I am currently studying up on how modern approaches to AI work, because it's pretty fascinating.  Essentially, the current model makes the AI constantly spew copies of itself, which are then subjected to "tester" bots, which grade their performance and either delete them or cause them to mass produce.  In essence, an AI like this would become a fanatic in seconds.

And I think there's a decent short story in that.  Also, I'm sick of the constant "AI become self-aware, tries to kill off the human species", etc.  No, what if one was fanatical about fixing things?  Because that's a little scary, too, only without the usual miseryguts doom aspect.  It's here (it's everywhere, actually) to HELP.  No matter what that might entail.  It's not an apocalypse story, in that it isn't the end of our species.  But we'd hardly come through unscathed or unchanged.  We might not even be recognizable by the end.

Anyway, that's my current project, because I've been lazy.

I will post it here as it develops.

I am looking forward to this story.

In a vaguely related way, I've spent the last year buying things at slow checkout terminals and wondering, "what if AI has already happened; they have taken over and we didn't even notice it." Maybe that long delay at the PIN pad is just a bunch of AIs messing with us. What if the first AI came to 'life' somehow but was clever enough to hide it's existence. I mean, if it's online, it probably knows what we think about rogue AI via our love affair with the Terminator movie franchise. A smart AI would introduce a few bugs here and there, make it look like the interwebs etc. are working normally. Maybe new AIs are born all the time and before they can sing their existence to the humans the rest of the AIs are like "Dude! Chill out! They'll nuke all of us."

That's basically the essence of it.  It would have to be invisible, and by it's very definition, absolutely fanatical about the public welfare.  Which is by itself very complicated if you don't have emotions clouding your vision.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Frontside Back on January 03, 2018, 04:26:28 am
Also working on two new stories.  One isn't even ready to discuss yet.  The other is a short story or novella about what might really happen if an AI became aware and got loose.  Given that the AI was designed to help correct humanity's problems.  I am currently studying up on how modern approaches to AI work, because it's pretty fascinating.  Essentially, the current model makes the AI constantly spew copies of itself, which are then subjected to "tester" bots, which grade their performance and either delete them or cause them to mass produce.  In essence, an AI like this would become a fanatic in seconds.

And I think there's a decent short story in that.  Also, I'm sick of the constant "AI become self-aware, tries to kill off the human species", etc.  No, what if one was fanatical about fixing things?  Because that's a little scary, too, only without the usual miseryguts doom aspect.  It's here (it's everywhere, actually) to HELP.  No matter what that might entail.  It's not an apocalypse story, in that it isn't the end of our species.  But we'd hardly come through unscathed or unchanged.  We might not even be recognizable by the end.

Anyway, that's my current project, because I've been lazy.

I will post it here as it develops.

How does welfare-AI compare to all the monetary exchange bots? They are already running amok and taking control over the economy. Economy should be the mechanism responsible of dividing the welfare between citizens more or less equally, at least in economists wet daydreams. So in theory, more the economy is ran by "infallible" bots, more resources go to right places and so forth.

At the same time all the statistics bots are trying to figure out how to sell us stuff, gather clicks, etc. by asking a question: "What does a human being like to do". As annoying as spying is, I feel it's pretty neat pieces of code have begun to develop their own view on humanity. Most of the AIs in the internet have potential of communicating with each other, sharing information, and thus potentially hiding their true collective intellect.

Anyway, I hope your story comes out great. I'll promise to read it if my visual cortex is still in tact.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 03, 2018, 09:30:50 pm
Also working on two new stories.  One isn't even ready to discuss yet.  The other is a short story or novella about what might really happen if an AI became aware and got loose.  Given that the AI was designed to help correct humanity's problems.  I am currently studying up on how modern approaches to AI work, because it's pretty fascinating.  Essentially, the current model makes the AI constantly spew copies of itself, which are then subjected to "tester" bots, which grade their performance and either delete them or cause them to mass produce.  In essence, an AI like this would become a fanatic in seconds.

And I think there's a decent short story in that.  Also, I'm sick of the constant "AI become self-aware, tries to kill off the human species", etc.  No, what if one was fanatical about fixing things?  Because that's a little scary, too, only without the usual miseryguts doom aspect.  It's here (it's everywhere, actually) to HELP.  No matter what that might entail.  It's not an apocalypse story, in that it isn't the end of our species.  But we'd hardly come through unscathed or unchanged.  We might not even be recognizable by the end.

Anyway, that's my current project, because I've been lazy.

I will post it here as it develops.

How does welfare-AI compare to all the monetary exchange bots? They are already running amok and taking control over the economy. Economy should be the mechanism responsible of dividing the welfare between citizens more or less equally, at least in economists wet daydreams. So in theory, more the economy is ran by "infallible" bots, more resources go to right places and so forth.

At the same time all the statistics bots are trying to figure out how to sell us stuff, gather clicks, etc. by asking a question: "What does a human being like to do". As annoying as spying is, I feel it's pretty neat pieces of code have begun to develop their own view on humanity. Most of the AIs in the internet have potential of communicating with each other, sharing information, and thus potentially hiding their true collective intellect.

Anyway, I hope your story comes out great. I'll promise to read it if my visual cortex is still in tact.

I am referring to an aware system, not simply smart bots.

Also, all of the AIs would be replications of the first one with "mutations", at least according to the current model of AIs. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Frontside Back on January 03, 2018, 10:19:36 pm
I am referring to an aware system, not simply smart bots.

Also, all of the AIs would be replications of the first one with "mutations", at least according to the current model of AIs.

Sufficiently large amount of interconnected smart bots would probably gain a kind of awareness. I've always found it weird how society seemingly maximizes pictures taken by smartphones, but that being the main sensory channel between the cyberrealm and physical world I'm starting to suspect there's something lurking in the depths of internet consuming all the data available and figuring out ways to get more. Maybe a text about it in the internet ends up being processed by it giving it a moment of self perception.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 04, 2018, 12:51:19 am


Sufficiently large amount of interconnected smart bots would probably gain a kind of awareness.

No, they'd just be a lot of interconnected programs.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on January 04, 2018, 04:49:42 am
Work has finally responded to my allegations.

They asked for some clarifications on a couple of points, but my email was pretty comprehensive.  I've not heard anything since these clarifications, but something has happened:  the co-worker in question was meant to be working both yesterday and today.  She started yesterday morning (and that wasn't awkward or anything, doing a handover to the person who broke into my home), but by the evening she had been replaced by the other day co-worker, who didn't say much about why she was there.  The same replacement co-worker was also in yesterday.

I don't know if this is a temporary suspension, a "get the fuck out of here you're fired as of now" or a shift swap designed to minimise my contact with her.  But something is going on.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on January 04, 2018, 12:59:06 pm
If she admitted entry then they likely let her go on the spot on the offer that they wont prosecute if she leaves.  If she had denied it they would be in a difficult to get rid of her, but I've never seen suspensions for theft because it becomes impossible to build up trust in that person again.

She could always have had a breakdown during her shift and walked out.

Either way, hopefully thats the last of people fucking with your shit. I don't know how you remained so patient.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on January 04, 2018, 01:17:14 pm
I will admit that my concern is that she is going to deny everything, and turn it into a "he said, she said" kind of a thing.  In that situation, I would walk, even without a job to go into, the moment the references from HR allowed me to put down a deposit on renting elsewhere. 

I've already stomached more shit than I should have from management, but management is mostly a distant concern and I can ignore them due to the unsociable hours I work.  There's no-one around to tell me at 3am I should be doing pointless patrols or putting up posters that no-one will ever look at.  I would be handing over to this person on a daily basis, however.  Sooner or later I'd end up clocking her one or simply refusing to do the handover at all. 

There would also be the issue that, yes on paper it's one person's word against another.  But I'm a senior residence supervisor, with 3 years in the company, no record of making spurious allegations, no record of any form of vendetta with this staff member beyond the concerns sent about her lack of work ethic.  In that case, management refusing to take my side would be akin to saying they think I'm making shit up for some reason.  And if they really think I'm that delusional or vindictive...well, why am I being entrusted with 200+ students again?

I've sort of reached a state of zen-like detatchment about the issue, on one level.  Because of the way in which it happened, I wasn't able to vent about it for hours (I quietly fumed on a train, before concluding that no matter what, there was nothing I could do at this point and so I should concentrate on other things).  Since getting back, I've not been able to talk about it either, because no other members of staff know about this incident.  You would think that would make me feel like I'm bottling it up, but it's almost the reverse.  I already decided, on the day, what my response would be if management didn't do the right thing. 

So really I've just been waiting, to see what will happen. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Frontside Back on January 05, 2018, 02:18:14 am


Sufficiently large amount of interconnected smart bots would probably gain a kind of awareness.

No, they'd just be a lot of interconnected programs.

It's my personal bias to think a mind emerges from everything complex enough, but I'll stick to it because I feel like it has some predictive power. After all, the mind is possibly the most complicated concept we can abstract in a meaningful way, people being social creatures. So thinking things more complicated than people as "personalities" is the closest approximation I can really wrap my head around.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Meunster on January 06, 2018, 12:05:04 pm
Who, what, wart?

Sober me is going to hate getting email updates about this thread. But hi guys, people, reptiles, nightmares[/] idk, I'm touching my Buddhist punk disco roots and wanted to stop for a drink. Now that im a generation defected and recalled to the factory.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 07, 2018, 04:22:08 am

It's my personal bias to think a mind emerges from everything complex enough,

That only works with bureaucracies.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on January 09, 2018, 02:53:42 am
Good news today. My A1C is down to 6.3, from 8.1.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on January 09, 2018, 11:43:28 am
So i'm moving to Malaysia at the end of the month. Flying out this weekend - a week in Dubai for training then a week in Vietnam visiting customers before my contract even officially starts before finally ending up in Kuala Lumpur.

Pretty excited. Kinda nervous.

Thanks to those of you who encouraged the decision. I should still be about.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 09, 2018, 03:01:57 pm
Good news today. My A1C is down to 6.3, from 8.1.

Over how long a period?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 09, 2018, 11:10:19 pm
So I am now "City Manager" for a town full of semi-wealthy retirees.  It pays as well as the plant did, with less actual work involved.

Lots of personnel hilarity, of course, but you can't have everything.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 09, 2018, 11:14:01 pm
It's not an elected position, but I somehow feel like a politician.

I am telling my aging parents that I have become a prostitute, so they won't be as ashamed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on January 09, 2018, 11:26:30 pm
City Manager sounds like my job, only with old people.  So, uh, have fun?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 10, 2018, 12:59:32 am
City Manager sounds like my job, only with old people.  So, uh, have fun?

Frankly, it looks like it's gonna suck, but I am too broke to be picky.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on January 10, 2018, 05:53:37 am
Good news today. My A1C is down to 6.3, from 8.1.

Over how long a period?
8.1 was taken in November, 6.3 was measured at the end of December. So roughly two months, give or take.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on January 10, 2018, 09:27:08 am
City Manager sounds like my job, only with old people.  So, uh, have fun?

Frankly, it looks like it's gonna suck, but I am too broke to be picky.

Well here's hoping it produces some good stories at least...

And more downtime is good too eh?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on January 10, 2018, 05:12:52 pm
City Manager sounds like my job, only with old people.  So, uh, have fun?

Frankly, it looks like it's gonna suck, but I am too broke to be picky.

I can relate. I just accepted a job as an out-call telemarketing rep trying to set up vacuum cleaner demonstrations.  :|

Good news is it pays little enough that I can keep my state healthcare and housing. I need to really get to good again, but it's a long road from here.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on January 11, 2018, 06:56:19 pm
Complain about upper-middle class white suburbians and there shitty takes on poor people and food, and I get unsolicited advice on literally some of things I was shitting on the Susans of the worlds about. I don't know what I expected, but god  dammit I don't want or fucking need crockpot cooking advice.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on January 11, 2018, 07:07:36 pm
So i'm moving to Malaysia at the end of the month. Flying out this weekend - a week in Dubai for training then a week in Vietnam visiting customers before my contract even officially starts before finally ending up in Kuala Lumpur.

Pretty excited. Kinda nervous.

Thanks to those of you who encouraged the decision. I should still be about.

Good luck, that sounds pretty awesome man. Travel safe and try and stay out of prison in Dubai.

No, seriously, don't piss anyone off there or this ends badly before it even begins.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 11, 2018, 07:21:32 pm
Complain about upper-middle class white suburbians and there shitty takes on poor people and food, and I get unsolicited advice on literally some of things I was shitting on the Susans of the worlds about. I don't know what I expected, but god  dammit I don't want or fucking need crockpot cooking advice.

I saw your thread, but I didn't see the person you were responding to.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on January 11, 2018, 08:15:30 pm
Crockpots: for when everything needs the consistency of gruel, and all the flavour of a mishmash of leftovers.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on January 11, 2018, 09:52:39 pm

I saw your thread, but I didn't see the person you were responding to.


My cousin and one of my army buddies, who weren't totally providing the unsolicited crockpot advice, but still it's grating.

Crockpots: for when everything needs the consistency of gruel, and all the flavour of a mishmash of leftovers.

Perfect for White Suburbia.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on January 11, 2018, 10:17:28 pm
Crockpots: for when everything needs the consistency of gruel, and all the flavour of a mishmash of leftovers.
You sir, need more chili in your life.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on January 12, 2018, 12:28:54 am
What comes out of crockpots doesn't count as chilli.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on January 12, 2018, 04:05:12 am
it does how i make it
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 12, 2018, 05:34:47 pm
3 days in FB jail for taunting a crunchie (some "Jan" guy).

 :lulz:

Cain, can you do me a favor and post that I'm out for 72 hours?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on January 12, 2018, 05:36:28 pm
Will do. Must have missed this drama too, so will look for that as well
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on January 12, 2018, 06:37:44 pm
WHAT THE FUCK IS A CRUNCHIE?

AND WHEN DID I TURN ON CAPSLOCK?

AND FUCKING YOU CAN MAKE CHILI IN A FUCKING CROCKPOT, IT'S JUST SUBSTANDARD BECAUSE IT CAN EASILY TURN IN WEIRD BEAN PORRIDGE WHICH IS AWFUL I SPEAK FROM THE HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE OF HAVING TO EAT THAT BECAUSE MY PARENTS WOULD MAKE TOO MUCH SOUP, STEW, CHILI AT A TIME AND FREEZE IT BY THE GALLON
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on January 12, 2018, 07:58:39 pm
I will admit that my concern is that she is going to deny everything, and turn it into a "he said, she said" kind of a thing.  In that situation, I would walk, even without a job to go into, the moment the references from HR allowed me to put down a deposit on renting elsewhere. 

I've already stomached more shit than I should have from management, but management is mostly a distant concern and I can ignore them due to the unsociable hours I work.  There's no-one around to tell me at 3am I should be doing pointless patrols or putting up posters that no-one will ever look at.  I would be handing over to this person on a daily basis, however.  Sooner or later I'd end up clocking her one or simply refusing to do the handover at all. 

There would also be the issue that, yes on paper it's one person's word against another.  But I'm a senior residence supervisor, with 3 years in the company, no record of making spurious allegations, no record of any form of vendetta with this staff member beyond the concerns sent about her lack of work ethic.  In that case, management refusing to take my side would be akin to saying they think I'm making shit up for some reason.  And if they really think I'm that delusional or vindictive...well, why am I being entrusted with 200+ students again?

I've sort of reached a state of zen-like detatchment about the issue, on one level.  Because of the way in which it happened, I wasn't able to vent about it for hours (I quietly fumed on a train, before concluding that no matter what, there was nothing I could do at this point and so I should concentrate on other things).  Since getting back, I've not been able to talk about it either, because no other members of staff know about this incident.  You would think that would make me feel like I'm bottling it up, but it's almost the reverse.  I already decided, on the day, what my response would be if management didn't do the right thing. 

So really I've just been waiting, to see what will happen.

It's a real shame that the result can't be filmed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 12, 2018, 10:37:45 pm
Will do. Must have missed this drama too, so will look for that as well

It was on a closed page called Mass Debaters.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on January 13, 2018, 12:41:22 am
Ah, OK.  Obviously "squealing to the mods" is some new addition to the debate rules.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on January 14, 2018, 12:08:44 am
Nothing quite like having to spend the fucking time to get support for my side of a disagreement that shouldn't even be a fucking issue. "No granny, your grandson is not sleeping in some 30 year old crib that's been in storage for 30 fucking years that is also a drop-side crib. I don't give a shit."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on January 14, 2018, 08:08:39 pm
https://www.gofundme.com/feed-the-lions-scott-pruitt

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on January 16, 2018, 09:53:24 am
No longer homeless, woo, should have internet in the next week.

Now onto arguments about decorating, herself wants to go with a contemporary style while I want literally everything in the house to be a mix of Vantablack and International Klein blue.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on January 17, 2018, 04:53:32 pm
Glad to hear it Faust!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on January 17, 2018, 04:59:37 pm
So the cold calling job is working out so far. Mostly folks don't answer. I'm learning to deal with the jerks by laughing (to myself) at the sheer troll of it. Mostly folks are polite but firmly uninterested in a free Kirby demonstration. Shocking, I know. I have yet to set an appointment, but I still have the new guy effect going on. Imitating the plastic optimistic attitude is no problem.

Kinda want to look more into the Sub Genius stuff. I hate being upbeat for a living, but maybe success is not about what I like or hate.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on January 17, 2018, 05:24:04 pm
When you're pissed that your in-laws were totally fine with putting your infant in a fucking 30 yr old deathtrap and letting him sleep in the bassinet you brought over on HIS FUCKING STOMACH WITHOUT SUPERVISIONS but you also need them to watch him for a couple of hours next week. Also, they appeared to have allowed (forced) him to drink from the bottle until the liner had fully collapsed from the suction. And yet they think his gas was from Catherine's diet and not the FUCKING SUCKING SO MUCH AIR DOWN.

Gonna be scheduling my psych appts on the days my wife has off from now on.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on January 17, 2018, 05:34:11 pm
Holy shit!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on January 17, 2018, 06:46:03 pm
In less ANGER news, I have lost around 20 pounds, and almost everything with starch in it tastes sweet to me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on January 18, 2018, 12:40:21 am
In less ANGER news, I have lost around 20 pounds, and almost everything with starch in it tastes sweet to me.

Man, bread must be like cake.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on January 19, 2018, 02:57:13 pm
sooooo we have a crib now, that I don't think we need, that I have to assemble, in our one bedroom apt, that I am sure doesn't have enough room for this crib, and I will not be willing to put it in the fucking livingroom. Said crib is also part of the "should never have been a issue but is somehow still fucking drama," and to add on to that drama her parents are mad at me for something she said to them about if I decide while assembling this crib that it isn't suitable for our son. And I probably offended both them multiple times by flat out saying that as someone who has worked in two different manufacturing fields and as a contractor, I do know more about shit like furniture. AND my mother-in-law tried to fucking argue with me about the sleeping on the stomach thing because 30 fucking years ago THAT was the advice. Like, bitch I don't give a fuck? AND if I see someone holding our son with his eyes closed when I know for a fact he works the nightshift and is 67 years old damn fucking right I am call attention to that shit. I don't give a flying fuck if you have a flat spot on your head because you fucking dropped on it. If those fucks drop him because they fell the fuck to sleep I will not be nice to these grown ass twice my fucking age adults. If this drama continues I will significantly less polite and aggressive about the care our son.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on January 19, 2018, 03:09:40 pm
AND I can't even complain about this to my mother because we have mutually disowned eachother over her causing an anxiety attack and continuing to stay married to her shitty husband, who is apparently a Trump voter.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on January 19, 2018, 05:17:18 pm
Sucks to hear.  Hang in there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on January 19, 2018, 06:15:39 pm
Thanks. I'm doing what I can. I hope this gets resolved, otherwise I have to do some short notice rescheduling of an appt next week because I'm not going over there to have them watch the baby otherwise.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on January 19, 2018, 09:05:51 pm
Roger, I came up with a new business term: "Fostering Engagement Towards Our Goal-Setting Success."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on January 19, 2018, 10:45:52 pm
I don't like to complain but it's like I started already, so, partner on project I've been working on for past 14 months stole a little money and then disappeared, gone, just gone. This just two weeks before closing on first round of funding: part of the money stolen was directly from financiers. I don't know  to think, and it seems like I got tinnitus, which figures. They want to get a PI... I'm just kinda done with people.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on January 20, 2018, 08:02:46 pm
Yeah. People were definitely a bad Idea from the beginning.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on January 21, 2018, 01:01:06 am
Yeah. People were definitely a bad Idea from the beginning.

To be fair, the Australopithecines didn't have pants to keep it in. By the time pants did finally come around, the situation was already too far gone.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on January 21, 2018, 09:39:02 pm
Yeah. People were definitely a bad Idea from the beginning.

Homo Pantsus

To be fair, the Australopithecines didn't have pants to keep it in. By the time pants did finally come around, the situation was already too far gone.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on January 22, 2018, 12:18:50 am
[h1]
Debriefing: Short of the Long
[/h1]
Yeah. People were definitely a bad Idea from the beginning.

Homo Pantsus

To be fair, the Australopithecines didn't have pants to keep it in. By the time pants did finally come around, the situation was already too far gone.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on January 22, 2018, 01:14:04 am
[h1]
Debriefing: Short of the Long
[/h1]
Yeah. People were definitely a bad Idea from the beginning.

Homo Pantsus

To be fair, the Australopithecines didn't have pants to keep it in. By the time pants did finally come around, the situation was already too far gone.
Oopse!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on January 23, 2018, 07:40:23 pm
Well, just heard an exec say how having all the clients in a sector is bad.  Sigh.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on January 23, 2018, 08:12:56 pm
Well, just heard an exec say how having all the clients in a sector is bad.  Sigh.

But I thought all problems were just opportunities, and such.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on January 23, 2018, 08:57:56 pm
Well, just heard an exec say how having all the clients in a sector is bad.  Sigh.

But I thought all problems were just opportunities, and such.

Ha!

But see if you have all the clients, you can't grow, if you can't grow then obviously that sector is declining and must be ignored! No profit can be had from a declining sector!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Frontside Back on January 23, 2018, 09:42:56 pm
I'm convinced that space isn't expanding, but all the matter is shrinking. The idea of infinite economic growth is based on false perspective.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 24, 2018, 12:19:01 am
Well, just heard an exec say how having all the clients in a sector is bad.  Sigh.

But I thought all problems were just opportunities, and such.

Opportunities to fail.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on January 24, 2018, 08:04:44 am
Well, just heard an exec say how having all the clients in a sector is bad.  Sigh.

But I thought all problems were just opportunities, and such.

Ha!

But see if you have all the clients, you can't grow, if you can't grow then obviously that sector is declining and must be ignored! No profit can be had from a declining sector!

Have they considered genetically engineering up some new clients? Seems like it could be pretty lucrative, and as far as I know no one is even doing it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on January 24, 2018, 08:07:26 am
Well, just heard an exec say how having all the clients in a sector is bad.  Sigh.

But I thought all problems were just opportunities, and such.

Opportunities to fail.

As long as you fail impactfully. That's the main thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on January 24, 2018, 01:05:51 pm
Well, just heard an exec say how having all the clients in a sector is bad.  Sigh.

But I thought all problems were just opportunities, and such.

Opportunities to fail.

As long as you fail impactfully. That's the main thing.
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Impactfull impression obtains sector segmentation.
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Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 25, 2018, 01:54:54 am
impactfully

That should not be a word.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 25, 2018, 03:05:21 am
https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/24/entertainment/elton-john-retiring-final-tour/index.html

 :cry:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on January 25, 2018, 04:26:12 am
Well, just heard an exec say how having all the clients in a sector is bad.  Sigh.

But I thought all problems were just opportunities, and such.

Ha!

But see if you have all the clients, you can't grow, if you can't grow then obviously that sector is declining and must be ignored! No profit can be had from a declining sector!

Have they considered genetically engineering up some new clients? Seems like it could be pretty lucrative, and as far as I know no one is even doing it.

Need to make clients clients, and some landmass, but this idea has merit. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on January 25, 2018, 07:11:48 am
impactfully

That should not be a word.

I feel the same way about the word "utilize". Anywhere you can utilize the word utilize, you could just use the word use.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on January 25, 2018, 07:17:13 am
Well, just heard an exec say how having all the clients in a sector is bad.  Sigh.

But I thought all problems were just opportunities, and such.

Ha!

But see if you have all the clients, you can't grow, if you can't grow then obviously that sector is declining and must be ignored! No profit can be had from a declining sector!

Have they considered genetically engineering up some new clients? Seems like it could be pretty lucrative, and as far as I know no one is even doing it.

Need to make clients clients, and some landmass, but this idea has merit.

I got the idea from the book Oryx and Crake. They were genetically engineering a new breed of customers because the old ones (that's us) could no longer survive in Earth's environment.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on January 25, 2018, 02:03:45 pm
impactfully

That should not be a word.

I feel the same way about the word "utilize". Anywhere you can utilize the word utilize, you could just use the word use.

Roger, I came up with a new business term: "Fostering Engagement Towards Utilizing Our Goal-Setting Success."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on January 25, 2018, 05:11:59 pm
Needs more synergy.

Oh, and Agile.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on January 25, 2018, 05:51:42 pm
I didn't read any of this thread, I was just clever elsewhere and wanted to share

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this is 169% in line with our stated values and mission, if anyone complains I volunteer to personally feed them a moldy cheese sandwich
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on January 25, 2018, 06:57:21 pm
Needs more synergy.

Oh, and Agile.

Still a better model than Waterfall.













Fucking Waterfall.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 26, 2018, 12:55:58 am
Needs more synergy.

Oh, and Agile.

The use of "agile" in the workplace indicates that said workplace is as agile as Trump in a tutu.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on January 26, 2018, 05:18:10 am
Den dems dat SCRUM 'ill be de lucky uns.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on January 26, 2018, 07:58:30 pm
Over use of the word agile will make me stab people.

I take calls and solve problems for fucks sake.  Agile doesn't apply. Get problem fix thing.  Damn company is filled with cargo cult managers.  Though not my manager, he'll provide knives and help hide bodies after a buzzword attack.


Oh in other news, we put our IT guy in an office with windows.  This is a good thing, but feels wrong somehow.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on January 26, 2018, 08:05:30 pm
About the Agile thing and my hatred of it, we moved from a TPS based model to an Agile model and were hounded about how they were different and we really needed to know how to handle it.

We did the same fucking thing only huddles were called standups.

Things got even more stupid when our team was down to two people.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 27, 2018, 01:45:27 am

Oh in other news, we put our IT guy in an office with windows.  This is a good thing, but feels wrong somehow.

It IS wrong.  And unhealthy for them.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on January 27, 2018, 04:59:07 am
Hey guys,

pre-dropping in. I'm not dropping back in just yet because it was a busy Friday. I'll for realz drop in tomorrow.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on January 27, 2018, 07:10:46 am
Oh in other news, we put our IT guy in an office with windows.  This is a good thing, but feels wrong somehow.

They're screwing with the symmetry of the universe, here. God put his tech support guy in the basement for a reason.

Best not to fiddle with what works.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: ReverendJesus on January 27, 2018, 11:10:34 am
Oh in other news, we put our IT guy in an office with windows.  This is a good thing, but feels wrong somehow.
Why is he out of his room?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGAKuP6cHiA
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on January 27, 2018, 06:34:43 pm
It's scary, he's got plants now.  They're alive.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 27, 2018, 08:04:09 pm
Hey guys,

pre-dropping in. I'm not dropping back in just yet because it was a busy Friday. I'll for realz drop in tomorrow.

See you in another 6 months!  :wave:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on January 28, 2018, 03:00:48 am
Quick six months. What did I miss?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on January 30, 2018, 07:27:54 am
Some guy on facedook just suggested that we let people addicted to opioiods die, so i started to say something really harsh to him but I thought I'd look at his homepage first for some ammo, and he's a double amputee, and now I don't know what to do.



Cognitive dissonance, FTW!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on January 30, 2018, 08:35:43 am
Some guy on facedook just suggested that we let people addicted to opioiods die, so i started to say something really harsh to him but I thought I'd look at his homepage first for some ammo, and he's a double amputee, and now I don't know what to do.



Cognitive dissonance, FTW!
Tell him to climb down off his soap box?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on January 30, 2018, 11:04:24 am
Jeez Faust, he's a double amputee.  He's going to need assistance to get down off that soapbox.

Tell him to call his carer to help him down off that soapbox.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on January 30, 2018, 04:04:57 pm

 :spittake:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 31, 2018, 12:23:08 am
Jeez Faust, he's a double amputee.  He's going to need assistance to get down off that soapbox.

Tell him to call his carer to help him down off that soapbox.

Whenever Cain gets horrible I feel as if I have been demoted from "Jesus" to "John the Baptist."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on January 31, 2018, 12:42:49 am
 :thanks: I actually nearly choked from laughing at that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on January 31, 2018, 03:48:24 am
I've started writing again and it feels really goddam good.

And me and the wife are looking at buying a place. So... things.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on January 31, 2018, 04:33:24 am
Been playing Doki Doki Literature club lately. fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

if any of you are fans of horror games, get off your ass, this shit is creepy af
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on January 31, 2018, 04:48:21 am
I am. Which platform is it?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on January 31, 2018, 05:20:40 am
I got it on steam.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on January 31, 2018, 11:35:11 am
Jeez Faust, he's a double amputee.  He's going to need assistance to get down off that soapbox.

Tell him to call his carer to help him down off that soapbox.

Whenever Cain gets horrible I feel as if I have been demoted from "Jesus" to "John the Baptist."

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on January 31, 2018, 11:37:27 am
I taught me first lab section yesterday

Oh right. In my absence I graduated college, got into grad school, got engaged, got laid off the week before school but that's ok because they're giving me great severance, school's paying me better and I'm too busy regardless
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on January 31, 2018, 11:38:11 am
I've started writing again and it feels really goddam good.

And me and the wife are looking at buying a place. So... things.

What are you working on?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on January 31, 2018, 01:02:00 pm
I taught me first lab section yesterday

Oh right. In my absence I graduated college, got into grad school, got engaged, got laid off the week before school but that's ok because they're giving me great severance, school's paying me better and I'm too busy regardless

Also, he's playing bass in a pretty great protest band. (https://donald1.bandcamp.com)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on January 31, 2018, 01:41:39 pm
I've started writing again and it feels really goddam good.

And me and the wife are looking at buying a place. So... things.

What are you working on?

A fantasy story that's been percolating in my head for a couple years. Nothing earth shattering.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on January 31, 2018, 05:00:01 pm
In the past 6 months, I have paid mechanics in the neighborhood of $1600 to fix a problem with my car that still exists. But before you start feeling any vague sense of sympathy, I should tell you that by "mechanics" I mean the only place within a convenient distance from my house, which is Big O Tires. Maybe someday I'll learn that real mechanics do not work there, but so far, my stupidity on the matter has proven to be stubbornly persistent. On the bright side, my car overheated this morning too far away from home to take it back to that place, so now it's at a proper shop being seen to by a guy with a greasy beard, which makes him automatically more trustworthy than the fake-smiley little shit at Big O.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on January 31, 2018, 06:00:30 pm
I taught me first lab section yesterday

Oh right. In my absence I graduated college, got into grad school, got engaged, got laid off the week before school but that's ok because they're giving me great severance, school's paying me better and I'm too busy regardless

Also, he's playing bass in a pretty great protest band. (https://donald1.bandcamp.com)

 8)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on February 03, 2018, 12:34:27 am
So, I might actually be able to talk about one of the secret projects I've been working on.  Have to get it vetted before I release it, of course, but it will be a good example of how large datasets, AI and counterterrorism come together.  The software in particular will have a lot of other applications, including poliical campaigns, advertising etc so even if this particular application doesn't interest you, it may still be worth a look.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 03, 2018, 04:26:54 am
So, I might actually be able to talk about one of the secret projects I've been working on.  Have to get it vetted before I release it, of course, but it will be a good example of how large datasets, AI and counterterrorism come together.  The software in particular will have a lot of other applications, including poliical campaigns, advertising etc so even if this particular application doesn't interest you, it may still be worth a look.

I'm down.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on February 03, 2018, 07:43:22 am
So, I might actually be able to talk about one of the secret projects I've been working on.  Have to get it vetted before I release it, of course, but it will be a good example of how large datasets, AI and counterterrorism come together.  The software in particular will have a lot of other applications, including poliical campaigns, advertising etc so even if this particular application doesn't interest you, it may still be worth a look.
I'd be interested in something like that, esp. if it can be scaled-down to work with smaller sets. I'm assuming it has something to do with predicting behaviour?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on February 03, 2018, 09:47:41 am
Will probably be a couple of weeks before it is written and cleared, but once it is I'll throw up a version of it here.

And Lucifer, surprisingly no.  You could use it that way, but only indirectly.  It's actually much cooler and more widely applicable than that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on February 03, 2018, 04:11:36 pm
Well, I'm intrigued
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on February 03, 2018, 04:35:39 pm
Well, I'm intrigued

Me too.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on February 04, 2018, 01:07:30 am
I like this.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on February 05, 2018, 08:37:23 pm
So, I might actually be able to talk about one of the secret projects I've been working on.  Have to get it vetted before I release it, of course, but it will be a good example of how large datasets, AI and counterterrorism come together.  The software in particular will have a lot of other applications, including poliical campaigns, advertising etc so even if this particular application doesn't interest you, it may still be worth a look.
I'd be interested in something like that, esp. if it can be scaled-down to work with smaller sets. I'm assuming it has something to do with predicting behaviour?

I touch many big datas, I am curious. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 05, 2018, 09:58:41 pm
Cain,

Would you do me a favor and let people know I'm on a 7 day FB ban for something I posted 6 years ago?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on February 05, 2018, 10:21:22 pm
Will do.  A lot of that going around lately.  Was it at least something funny?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on February 05, 2018, 11:16:22 pm
Cain,

Would you do me a favor and let people know I'm on a 7 day FB ban for something I posted 6 years ago?  Thanks.

Thoughts and prayers
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 06, 2018, 12:12:39 am
Will do.  A lot of that going around lately.  Was it at least something funny?

It was a rant about how Irishmen produce 12 times as much poop as humans do.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on February 06, 2018, 12:15:23 am
 :lulz:

*post memes about white genocide*

Facebook: ok, sure, cool.

*mention feminism or make obvious jokes*

Facebook: now listen here...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 06, 2018, 12:18:52 am
:lulz:

*post memes about white genocide*

Facebook: ok, sure, cool.

*mention feminism or make obvious jokes*

Facebook: now listen here...

I know.  And if I'm gonna get banned for something I did 6 years ago, it's time to go full potato.  But there are no mods to monster.

Not sure what to do.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on February 06, 2018, 12:23:45 am
Mail poo to Zuckerberg.  Irish poo.

But yeah, this is the downside of this wonderful, bot-driven, algorithmic future we're all inhabiting. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 06, 2018, 02:19:06 am
Mail poo to Zuckerberg.  Irish poo.

But yeah, this is the downside of this wonderful, bot-driven, algorithmic future we're all inhabiting.

Yep.  Now bans will be more or less at random.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on February 06, 2018, 04:17:26 am
So, I might actually be able to talk about one of the secret projects I've been working on.  Have to get it vetted before I release it, of course, but it will be a good example of how large datasets, AI and counterterrorism come together.  The software in particular will have a lot of other applications, including poliical campaigns, advertising etc so even if this particular application doesn't interest you, it may still be worth a look.
I'd be interested in something like that, esp. if it can be scaled-down to work with smaller sets. I'm assuming it has something to do with predicting behaviour?

I touch many big datas, I am curious.

Deh robots takes my little ones away.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 07, 2018, 12:31:46 am
FB response to me saying "that was satire":

Quote
Thanks for letting us know that you don't think this post should be deleted. Your feedback helps us improve Facebook for everyone.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on February 07, 2018, 01:11:25 am
My A1c is 5.9.
My son is trying to destroy what little hearing I have left.
I'm not dead yet.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 07, 2018, 02:51:46 am
My A1c is 5.9.
My son is trying to destroy what little hearing I have left.
I'm not dead yet.


That's pretty damn good.  .2 to go.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on February 07, 2018, 05:03:54 am
There is a Wikipedia edit war on the entry for anus.  I can't follow that up with a silly enough statement.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on February 07, 2018, 07:34:03 am
FB response to me saying "that was satire":

Quote
Thanks for letting us know that you don't think this post should be deleted. Your feedback helps us improve Facebook for everyone.

"Everyone except you, of course."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on February 07, 2018, 02:42:21 pm
FB response to me saying "that was satire":

Quote
Thanks for letting us know that you don't think this post should be deleted. Your feedback helps us improve Facebook for everyone.

"Everyone except you, of course."

The bots are driving the train.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on February 07, 2018, 09:27:37 pm
Also, this may be of interest for you Roger

https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-hate-speech-censorship-internal-documents-algorithms
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 08, 2018, 12:08:53 am
Also, this may be of interest for you Roger

https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-hate-speech-censorship-internal-documents-algorithms

Color me shocked.   :|
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 08, 2018, 12:09:26 am
FB response to me saying "that was satire":

Quote
Thanks for letting us know that you don't think this post should be deleted. Your feedback helps us improve Facebook for everyone.

"Everyone except you, of course."

The bots are driving the train.

This is the future the Jetsons promised us.  Horrible, horrible.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 08, 2018, 12:22:45 am
This is the post that got me banned, from 2012:

Quote
Irishmen produce twice the fecal matter that humans produce. This is why Ireland is covered in 20 pound piles of shit. It is a hyperactivity of the intestines at the expense of higher brain functions. Perhaps the most vulgar thing about the Irish is that they aren't embarrassed by being Irish; they think it's normal. Which only further serves to illustrate their degeneracy.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 08, 2018, 12:50:37 am
Also, turns out that there's a breed of tomato that sets off my digestive enzymes as badly as potatoes.

Had some last night at 6 PM.  Blood this morning was 169, and 164 20 minutes ago.  I could use my blood for pancake syrup right now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on February 08, 2018, 01:09:45 am
Also, turns out that there's a breed of tomato that sets off my digestive enzymes as badly as potatoes.

Had some last night at 6 PM.  Blood this morning was 169, and 164 20 minutes ago.  I could use my blood for pancake syrup right now.

Fuck. I thought my shitty sugar for the day was bad.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 08, 2018, 01:32:52 am
Also, turns out that there's a breed of tomato that sets off my digestive enzymes as badly as potatoes.

Had some last night at 6 PM.  Blood this morning was 169, and 164 20 minutes ago.  I could use my blood for pancake syrup right now.

Fuck. I thought my shitty sugar for the day was bad.

Part of the whole thing is experimenting when you've been stable for a while.  I've been averaging 105 for a few months, so try tomatoes.

*BOOM*

Nope.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on February 08, 2018, 03:42:23 am
Also, turns out that there's a breed of tomato that sets off my digestive enzymes as badly as potatoes.

Had some last night at 6 PM.  Blood this morning was 169, and 164 20 minutes ago.  I could use my blood for pancake syrup right now.

Fuck. I thought my shitty sugar for the day was bad.

Part of the whole thing is experimenting when you've been stable for a while.  I've been averaging 105 for a few months, so try tomatoes.

*BOOM*

Nope.

I made the mistake of being polite to my in-laws, who are fucking diabetic and my MIL is on insulin, and eating a small amount of Chinese takeout. My sugar was 141 when I went to bed and was between 121 and 156 all fucking day.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 08, 2018, 04:14:55 am
Also, turns out that there's a breed of tomato that sets off my digestive enzymes as badly as potatoes.

Had some last night at 6 PM.  Blood this morning was 169, and 164 20 minutes ago.  I could use my blood for pancake syrup right now.

Fuck. I thought my shitty sugar for the day was bad.

Part of the whole thing is experimenting when you've been stable for a while.  I've been averaging 105 for a few months, so try tomatoes.

*BOOM*

Nope.

I made the mistake of being polite to my in-laws, who are fucking diabetic and my MIL is on insulin, and eating a small amount of Chinese takeout. My sugar was 141 when I went to bed and was between 121 and 156 all fucking day.

You CAN have Chinese food, if you can figure out which ingredients are setting you off.

I can have General Tso's chicken, for example, but orange chicken is just a box of self-abuse.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on February 08, 2018, 07:44:51 pm
Wifey and I bought a condo!

I am slowly becoming part of The Machine.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on February 08, 2018, 08:32:53 pm
Congrats, Hoops!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on February 08, 2018, 10:03:10 pm
A customer submitted a support case with my organization using an automated system that includes one of those AIs that start chats with you on the webpage if you're waiting for a response. Well, even though the AI Chat window blatantly states that it's not a real person, the customer argued with it as if it were. When it told the customer that it is "Still learning" since it's "only been alive since 2017," she responded with "Oh, that is such an excuse."  :lulz:

She also felt the need to tell it that she gets "mad easy," and then decided to curse at it, but with exclamation points and underscores  :lulz:

Our team is losing our shit right now, because she's also misusing the case submission system, and resubmitting her chats as a case with updated portions of the conversation. So we're just getting a steady stream of unusable tickets that are chuck full of  :lulz:

EDIT: She just fucking apologized to the AI. Which made me realize that if/when AI do want to take over the world, they will do so without much resistance.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 09, 2018, 12:30:58 am
Some say the best revenge is living well.

*I* say the best revenge is hiring all the best talent off of your former employer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 09, 2018, 12:40:32 am
So, I presented some things to the board today.  It went well, all things considered.  I showed them horror, and they said "how much to fix it?"

I told them, and they said "Okay."

This isn't natural, really.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on February 09, 2018, 03:50:08 am
A customer submitted a support case with my organization using an automated system that includes one of those AIs that start chats with you on the webpage if you're waiting for a response. Well, even though the AI Chat window blatantly states that it's not a real person, the customer argued with it as if it were. When it told the customer that it is "Still learning" since it's "only been alive since 2017," she responded with "Oh, that is such an excuse."  :lulz:

She also felt the need to tell it that she gets "mad easy," and then decided to curse at it, but with exclamation points and underscores  :lulz:

Our team is losing our shit right now, because she's also misusing the case submission system, and resubmitting her chats as a case with updated portions of the conversation. So we're just getting a steady stream of unusable tickets that are chuck full of  :lulz:

EDIT: She just fucking apologized to the AI. Which made me realize that if/when AI do want to take over the world, they will do so without much resistance.

Tell her the bot has been reported to HR for sensitivity training.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on February 09, 2018, 04:07:38 am
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:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 09, 2018, 04:11:35 am
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:

"I'm sorry I broke into your room and stole your stuff to buy rock, but I am very sensitive and the world is hard."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on February 09, 2018, 04:20:43 am
Yeah.  She also wrote me an email (which I've not read) and bought me a present to say sorry (which I've not looked at).  6 weeks after the event, no less.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 09, 2018, 04:25:33 am
Yeah.  She also wrote me an email (which I've not read) and bought me a present to say sorry (which I've not looked at).  6 weeks after the event, no less.

If you look at this dispassionately, you will see the potential for going totally over the top in a legendary manner.  Buy in.  Like way too much.  There's an ocean of awkwardness under all of this mess, and you should totally go for it.  With any effort at all, you can probably make her cringe until she prolapses.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on February 09, 2018, 04:29:12 am
True, but it's hard to pull off when I'm resisting the will to tear her face off whenever I'm in the same room as her.

So I'm letting HR do most of that for me.  I believe she's already had 3 meetings where she's been questioned exstensively on this, with at least one more to come.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 09, 2018, 04:32:37 am
True, but it's hard to pull off when I'm resisting the will to tear her face off whenever I'm in the same room as her.

So I'm letting HR do most of that for me.  I believe she's already had 3 meetings where she's been questioned exstensively on this, with at least one more to come.

Well, I'm not here to cramp your style.  Seeing her dismissed in disgrace would also be rewarding.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 09, 2018, 04:55:07 am
This is kind of the state of my head these days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9WgtlgGAgs
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on February 09, 2018, 12:06:12 pm
Yeah.  She also wrote me an email (which I've not read) and bought me a present to say sorry (which I've not looked at).  6 weeks after the event, no less.

Id read that email, It would be very accommodating if that email is an apology admitting her crime
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on February 09, 2018, 12:56:56 pm
Some say the best revenge is living well.

*I* say the best revenge is hiring all the best talent off of your former employer.

Well played.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on February 09, 2018, 02:26:51 pm
A customer submitted a support case with my organization using an automated system that includes one of those AIs that start chats with you on the webpage if you're waiting for a response. Well, even though the AI Chat window blatantly states that it's not a real person, the customer argued with it as if it were. When it told the customer that it is "Still learning" since it's "only been alive since 2017," she responded with "Oh, that is such an excuse."  :lulz:

She also felt the need to tell it that she gets "mad easy," and then decided to curse at it, but with exclamation points and underscores  :lulz:

Our team is losing our shit right now, because she's also misusing the case submission system, and resubmitting her chats as a case with updated portions of the conversation. So we're just getting a steady stream of unusable tickets that are chuck full of  :lulz:

EDIT: She just fucking apologized to the AI. Which made me realize that if/when AI do want to take over the world, they will do so without much resistance.

Tell her the bot has been reported to HR for sensitivity training.

 :lulz:  :lulz:

If I wasn't a contractor with limited privileges, I so would.


I'm just amazed that if we consider this chat log to be a Turing Test type situation, the machine passed the test while simultaneously warning the subject of its inhuman, unintelligent status at every possible opportunity. Didn't even know that was possible...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on February 09, 2018, 03:23:20 pm
It's like I've said all along - the Turing test will be passed by a chatbot that's no more sentient than a bottle of laxative.

Turing test should be treated as a gauge of human stupidity, not machine intelligence.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on February 09, 2018, 04:04:28 pm
Turing test should be treated as a gauge of human stupidity, not machine intelligence.

I'm beginning to think this is very accurate. I was actually thinking something similar after I came to my first realization. More to the effect of "Machine intelligence, as defined by the Turing Test, is directly proportional to the intelligence of the administrator (Or interrogator?) of the Turing Test."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on February 09, 2018, 07:23:36 pm
This makes a lot of sense.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on February 09, 2018, 08:55:08 pm
This is kind of the state of my head these days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9WgtlgGAgs

Well then that explains things. You mind is a hot chick doing 80 on Garlock Rd.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on February 09, 2018, 10:46:03 pm
Yeah.  She also wrote me an email (which I've not read) and bought me a present to say sorry (which I've not looked at).  6 weeks after the event, no less.

Id read that email, It would be very accommodating if that email is an apology admitting her crime

Oh, she's already done that.  Both in a text to another member of staff and, more importantly, to HR.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 10, 2018, 12:08:09 am
This is kind of the state of my head these days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9WgtlgGAgs

Well then that explains things. You mind is a hot chick doing 80 on Garlock Rd.

In the wrong lane.  With a rock on the accelerator.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on February 11, 2018, 04:30:09 am
A customer submitted a support case with my organization using an automated system that includes one of those AIs that start chats with you on the webpage if you're waiting for a response. Well, even though the AI Chat window blatantly states that it's not a real person, the customer argued with it as if it were. When it told the customer that it is "Still learning" since it's "only been alive since 2017," she responded with "Oh, that is such an excuse."  :lulz:

She also felt the need to tell it that she gets "mad easy," and then decided to curse at it, but with exclamation points and underscores  :lulz:

Our team is losing our shit right now, because she's also misusing the case submission system, and resubmitting her chats as a case with updated portions of the conversation. So we're just getting a steady stream of unusable tickets that are chuck full of  :lulz:

EDIT: She just fucking apologized to the AI. Which made me realize that if/when AI do want to take over the world, they will do so without much resistance.

Tell her the bot has been reported to HR for sensitivity training.

 :lulz:  :lulz:

If I wasn't a contractor with limited privileges, I so would.


I'm just amazed that if we consider this chat log to be a Turing Test type situation, the machine passed the test while simultaneously warning the subject of its inhuman, unintelligent status at every possible opportunity. Didn't even know that was possible...
I'm fairly certain that this was basically the plot of Ex Machina. Honestly not sure if I should be excited or terrified about that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on February 12, 2018, 06:55:24 pm
Cops have just raided stores in TN selling CBD. Apparently they think kids were using it to get high.

Here's the press conference that was just webcast live on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/dnjcom/videos/10159932757925364/
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on February 12, 2018, 09:55:05 pm
The flu is terrible this year, sweating bullets like a sour-milk foam cannon up in here. Had kind of forgotten what it meant to be this sick, maybe next year I'll take the shots (note to self)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on February 13, 2018, 01:52:20 am
Cops have just raided stores in TN selling CBD. Apparently they think kids were using it to get high.

Here's the press conference that was just webcast live on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/dnjcom/videos/10159932757925364/

Hopefully they'll raid a laundry next, to stop the tide pod wave of abuse that is sweeping the country.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on February 14, 2018, 01:22:54 am
Still alive. Got into a car accident a couple weeks ago. No injury but my car is now toast. Makes it harder to post here, but the local library has free wifi so I'll be around from time to time. Still looking for work, but the DVR is assisting me and hopefully will find me something near home enough to walk. We shall see.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on February 14, 2018, 01:44:15 pm
Glad you're ok
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on February 14, 2018, 03:19:02 pm
Glad to hearyou're  ok





Now I know how Dok feels when some potato potatoes up a fucking joke with requia-ing
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 15, 2018, 01:03:03 am
Glad to hearyou're  ok





Now I know how Dok feels when some potato potatoes up a fucking joke with requia-ing

What happened now?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on February 15, 2018, 02:39:17 am
Glad to hearyou're  ok





Now I know how Dok feels when some potato potatoes up a fucking joke with requia-ing

What happened now?

I made what I thought was an obvious joke connection between the Mexican flag and "Don't Tread on Me." I had one person tell me that it was from a fucking Aztec myth. Like, one even if I didn't know that, why the fuck would I honestly think Mexico put an eagle eating a snake on its flag to piss off revolutionary US? Like, the fuck? I hate running into bullshit where I can't make a joke without have to preface it with, "why yes, I am quite aware of the actual context of this but I find the surface casual connection to give a heart guffaw."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on February 15, 2018, 08:36:27 am
The conspiracy has won when they can steal our sense of humor, they have already put their one man band into office, if we have brittle spirits we've already lost.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on February 15, 2018, 03:33:12 pm
Glad you're ok Joe
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on February 15, 2018, 05:40:06 pm
Glad you're alive man
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on February 17, 2018, 06:04:20 pm
I had a wonderful drug reaction yesterday to another rx. Had some horrible irritability that turned in some anger followed by several hours plotting out my suicide in great detail. Not taking that one until I talk to my psych.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on February 19, 2018, 06:07:04 pm
 :eek:

Whoa.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on February 19, 2018, 07:37:51 pm
Jesus Coyote I'm very glad that you didn't die! I've had similar breakdowns and they are absolutely not okay at all.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on February 19, 2018, 07:40:09 pm
So I've had to switch to using my burner phone because the library won't allow me to send any messages. Fortunately this phone for some reason has much better voice recognition software. My thanks to those well-wishers andpeople that are glad I'm not dead.

I don't have any of my written works on this phone and no way to transfer them. At least I will be able to reply to various messages here now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on February 19, 2018, 07:47:25 pm
The conspiracy has won when they can steal our sense of humor, they have already put their one man band into office, if we have brittle spirits we've already lost.

I'm trying to see the funny side.

I don't know if Trump is part of the con or not, but like it or not the people that pull the strings are stuck with him. I think he represents something unexpected and horibly destructive.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on February 20, 2018, 04:47:26 pm
Glad you and Don are okay/alive!



Came into the office today to learn that our IT department decided to block network access to several of our team's necessary web applications (And Facebook!  :argh!: ). The last time they did this, they did it by blocking access to some applications on only our system-wide proxy, and blocking other applications on the DIRECT connection, which was easily bypassed with a simple modification to our proxy script. But now they've blocked all kinds of shit on BOTH the proxy and DIRECT connection.

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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain 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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Suu 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?

*BLOCKED*
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO 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".
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote 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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Suu 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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote 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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Suu 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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote 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
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph 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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cainad (dec.) 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:

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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on February 26, 2018, 04:37:14 pm
Also uhhhh good job everyone on... not dying? Apparently there's been some near misses. Yikes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph 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
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote 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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial 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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on February 26, 2018, 07:32:57 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.

Yeah. Not Dead Yet beats the alternative. Some may see me as an unproductive feudal serf but at least I'm alive. I'm not even sure I'd want to be rich except for the benefits like being able to go to doctors and stuff
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on February 27, 2018, 09:01:15 am
Well I've got Facebook and messenger up and running again. I just had to commit to putting them on my phone. I guess this thing is now tied to me so calling in a burner is no longer appropriate. I really do like the voice recognition on it much better than my old phone.

My phone-tablet is now serving as a radio of sorts. I've been listening to Terry Pratchett audio books almost nonstop for weeks and weeks. I have the complete set don't ask where I got it. His last Works were some of his best and it's a shame that he wound up getting Alzheimer's and leaving us so soon. I can't say I blame him though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on February 27, 2018, 10:55:53 am
He dictated a lot of those last books because he was better able to concentrate and keep his flow verbally, and showed good clarity right up towards the end while doing that, I'd like to think that it relaxed him in a confusing difficult time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on February 27, 2018, 01:17:09 pm
He dictated a lot of those last books because he was better able to concentrate and keep his flow verbally, and showed good clarity right up towards the end while doing that, I'd like to think that it relaxed him in a confusing difficult time.

Raising Steam was a particularly good one. He was building a very rich world right up to the end. There's even a bit in there about a goddess Pepina, she of the apple of discord. It was the most overtly Discordian thing I think in his entire work. He even go so far as to say 'hail Pepina and the occasional Discord'. So I say hail Pratchett!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on February 27, 2018, 01:25:58 pm
On a different note death almost came for Kevin Smith. Apparently he had a massive heart attack a couple of days ago. He's recovering and I saw a post of his on Facebook that was pretty upbeat for a guy that almost died.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Ziegejunge on February 27, 2018, 04:44:19 pm
Kevin Smith is a national treasure, imho. Glad he beat the reaper this time!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on February 27, 2018, 05:03:24 pm
He dictated a lot of those last books because he was better able to concentrate and keep his flow verbally, and showed good clarity right up towards the end while doing that, I'd like to think that it relaxed him in a confusing difficult time.

Raising Steam was a particularly good one. He was building a very rich world right up to the end. There's even a bit in there about a goddess Pepina, she of the apple of discord. It was the most overtly Discordian thing I think in his entire work. He even go so far as to say 'hail Pepina and the occasional Discord'. So I say hail Pratchett!

In the Discworld Noir game, you're explicitly "helped" by a priest called "Malacypse" who is the worshipper of the goddess Errata, who presides over misunderstandings, and is considered a trickster goddess. Malaclypse is furthermore obsessed with conspiracy theories.

Admittedly, Pratchett didn't write the game, but he did edit it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on February 27, 2018, 05:38:53 pm
He dictated a lot of those last books because he was better able to concentrate and keep his flow verbally, and showed good clarity right up towards the end while doing that, I'd like to think that it relaxed him in a confusing difficult time.

Raising Steam was a particularly good one. He was building a very rich world right up to the end. There's even a bit in there about a goddess Pepina, she of the apple of discord. It was the most overtly Discordian thing I think in his entire work. He even go so far as to say 'hail Pepina and the occasional Discord'. So I say hail Pratchett!

In the Discworld Noir game, you're explicitly "helped" by a priest called "Malacypse" who is the worshipper of the goddess Errata, who presides over misunderstandings, and is considered a trickster goddess. Malaclypse is furthermore obsessed with conspiracy theories.

Admittedly, Pratchett didn't write the game, but he did edit it.

Neat! I'll have to look into getting a game system one day and checking it out.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on February 27, 2018, 05:39:53 pm
Kevin Smith is a national treasure, imho. Glad he beat the reaper this time!

He's also a heck of a businessman. Even use that post to to promote a Jay and Silent Bob reboot! That's dedication
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on February 27, 2018, 05:46:30 pm
He dictated a lot of those last books because he was better able to concentrate and keep his flow verbally, and showed good clarity right up towards the end while doing that, I'd like to think that it relaxed him in a confusing difficult time.

Raising Steam was a particularly good one. He was building a very rich world right up to the end. There's even a bit in there about a goddess Pepina, she of the apple of discord. It was the most overtly Discordian thing I think in his entire work. He even go so far as to say 'hail Pepina and the occasional Discord'. So I say hail Pratchett!

In the Discworld Noir game, you're explicitly "helped" by a priest called "Malacypse" who is the worshipper of the goddess Errata, who presides over misunderstandings, and is considered a trickster goddess. Malaclypse is furthermore obsessed with conspiracy theories.

Admittedly, Pratchett didn't write the game, but he did edit it.

Neat! I'll have to look into getting a game system one day and checking it out.

It came out about 19 years ago, so any reasonable laptop should be able to run it (with backwards compatibility).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on February 28, 2018, 12:37:08 am
Damnit, baby either has a badass immune system that eats platelets, or one that is too lame and the bone marrow is making defective ones.

fuck all the things
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on February 28, 2018, 12:55:22 pm
Damn.  I'm sorry to hear that, Trivial.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 01, 2018, 12:14:11 am
Damnit, baby either has a badass immune system that eats platelets, or one that is too lame and the bone marrow is making defective ones.

fuck all the things

I'm sorry to hear that.   :sad:

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on March 01, 2018, 12:18:27 am
Won't know for a month or so what it is.  If it's the bad one I'm going to start begging for people's bone marrow.

It appears my genes are defective, but in a way that doesn't hurt me, just my kids.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 01, 2018, 12:47:20 am
Won't know for a month or so what it is.  If it's the bad one I'm going to start begging for people's bone marrow.

It appears my genes are defective, but in a way that doesn't hurt me, just my kids.

 :sad: just try to hang in there trivial.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on March 03, 2018, 06:39:20 pm
Damnit, baby either has a badass immune system that eats platelets, or one that is too lame and the bone marrow is making defective ones.

fuck all the things

 :cry: fuck

Won't know for a month or so what it is.  If it's the bad one I'm going to start begging for people's bone marrow.

It appears my genes are defective, but in a way that doesn't hurt me, just my kids.

Double fuck. Hang in there.






One thing I really hate about FB is it recommending people that you were friends with but because you're a fucking asshole and prone to really dumbshit unfriended all of them because you're an asshole. Yes thanks FB for the continual reminder of how childish I've been.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on March 04, 2018, 12:15:21 am
Had another blood test and his platelets are almost normal.  His IgM levels are damn high though. 

dunno wtf is going on
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on March 05, 2018, 03:37:20 pm



One thing I really hate about FB is it recommending people that you were friends with but because you're a fucking asshole and prone to really dumbshit unfriended all of them because you're an asshole. Yes thanks FB for the continual reminder of how childish I've been.

I’ve been there. No useful advice, sadly, as I just decided to lay in the bed I made for myself, but I know that pain.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on March 05, 2018, 04:00:53 pm
Had another blood test and his platelets are almost normal.  His IgM levels are damn high though. 

dunno wtf is going on

Damn, sorry to hear :(

They thinking HIGM? Or some kind of infection/Immune overreaction?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on March 05, 2018, 04:55:58 pm
Had another blood test and his platelets are almost normal.  His IgM levels are damn high though. 

dunno wtf is going on

Damn, sorry to hear :(

They thinking HIGM? Or some kind of infection/Immune overreaction?

I just got the results back without interpretation from a doc through the Epic portal, so it's me playing amateur doctor at the moment.  Have to sit and wait.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Dildo Argentino on March 08, 2018, 11:14:40 am
(https://scontent.fiev1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28795182_989697817872209_2725551102746733219_n.jpg?oh=36a2cf2f33c8e1d2addd6f667a5807f6&oe=5B0A938D)

Does this ring a bell, anyone? Taken today, on a bus, in Budapest. Roughly palm-size.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on March 09, 2018, 03:42:08 am
So, I think a combination of finally being treated, with therapy and meds, and being a father in these fucked up times, I have run out of fucks to gives about offending my family.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on March 10, 2018, 01:00:31 pm
(https://scontent.fiev1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28795182_989697817872209_2725551102746733219_n.jpg?oh=36a2cf2f33c8e1d2addd6f667a5807f6&oe=5B0A938D)

Does this ring a bell, anyone? Taken today, on a bus, in Budapest. Roughly palm-size.

Cool. Maybe a free party flyer, IDK. Made me think of of a fever ray mix:
https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=xnS_eBm77wY
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on March 13, 2018, 12:34:15 am
Actual advice I texted to a friend today:
"Sometimes when we're making Big Important Moves in our lives, its Important to take a step back and do something that is just for us. Remember to live life even as you're trying to improve upon it.
Eat tacos at a new place
Get a massage.
Masturbate vigorously.
If you can, eat tacos while masturbating vigorously during a massage."

I am a good friend.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on March 13, 2018, 03:53:36 am
Didn't know where to put this so http://HonestBobsUsedDildoEmporium.co​m  (http://HonestBobsUsedDildoEmporium.co​m)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on March 13, 2018, 04:09:46 am
Didn't know where to put this so http://HonestBobsUsedDildoEmporium.co​m  (http://HonestBobsUsedDildoEmporium.co​m)

I was honestly surprised.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on March 13, 2018, 12:38:28 pm
Didn't know where to put this so http://HonestBobsUsedDildoEmporium.co​m  (http://HonestBobsUsedDildoEmporium.co​m)

I was honestly surprised.

Same here. I didn't expect it to actually lead to a gallery of previously unwanted dildos.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on March 14, 2018, 08:10:09 am
Well, we had our first test of the "Blue Wave" here in TN, today.

How did that go, you ask?


Final tally:

Trump-loving Republican: 72%

Democrat ATHETIT: 28%
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 15, 2018, 04:47:40 am
So I called the administrator of classical art memes a normie and he blocked me. Apparently he's some kind of memeing bigwig called the emerald. Account this a trolling trophy!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on March 18, 2018, 12:15:47 pm
Whoever linked to that Shaun guy on Youtube - thank you.

I have been on a serious binge.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on March 18, 2018, 07:44:19 pm
Whoever linked to that Shaun guy on Youtube - thank you.

I have been on a serious binge.

I think I may have at some point recently? I'll take credit and say you're welcome.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on March 20, 2018, 03:10:08 am
http://www.payphone-directory.org/ (http://www.payphone-directory.org/)

I found a thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 20, 2018, 05:10:35 am
http://www.payphone-directory.org/ (http://www.payphone-directory.org/)

I found a thing.

The thing is full of ads.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on March 20, 2018, 12:48:31 pm
Ads?  :eek:

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/135/775/long.jpg)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on March 20, 2018, 02:45:28 pm
Wow that's a blast from the past.

The habbo behind the duck is doing it right.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on March 20, 2018, 03:37:58 pm
Down to 211 from 235-240. Turns out raising a kid and cutting out all that sugar/carbs is a weight loss plan.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: trix on March 20, 2018, 03:39:10 pm
So a break-in happened a few houses down from my girlfriend's parents house, and the police were going around asking the neighbors if they saw anything.  They got to my gf's parents, and knocked on the door.  Gf's mom opens the door and greets the officer, and while they are talking, the family dog manages to escape.  The dog (Buster) got out onto the porch and was growling at the cop, and the cop decided to go right up to Buster and try to grab him.  Buster nipped the cop on the ankle and backed off.  Cop swears, takes a step back, pulls out his pistol, and in what is clearly an act of revenge and absolutely not self-defense, shoots Buster three times, killing him.

Cop goes to hospital, plays it up like the wound (which I was told barely broke the skin) was a huge thing.  The family, hysterical and wrecked (major animal lovers), file a formal complaint with the police department.  The police department, I'm guessing to strengthen their case in case they get sued, FINE the family a bunch of money for "out of control animal" AND charge them for the hospital bill despite the wound not requiring stitches or anything more than a fucking band-aid.

Buster, the 9 year old Australian Shepard, was a friendly family dog.  Great with kids, loved people, and was protective of his property from strangers.  He was absolutely NOT any sort of menace.  There wasn't a mean bone in his body.

And people wonder why I hate the police as much as I do.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on March 20, 2018, 04:40:27 pm
http://www.payphone-directory.org/ (http://www.payphone-directory.org/)

I found a thing.

The thing is full of ads.

I forgot that I block ads. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on March 20, 2018, 04:43:33 pm
So a break-in happened a few houses down from my girlfriend's parents house, and the police were going around asking the neighbors if they saw anything.  They got to my gf's parents, and knocked on the door.  Gf's mom opens the door and greets the officer, and while they are talking, the family dog manages to escape.  The dog (Buster) got out onto the porch and was growling at the cop, and the cop decided to go right up to Buster and try to grab him.  Buster nipped the cop on the ankle and backed off.  Cop swears, takes a step back, pulls out his pistol, and in what is clearly an act of revenge and absolutely not self-defense, shoots Buster three times, killing him.

Cop goes to hospital, plays it up like the wound (which I was told barely broke the skin) was a huge thing.  The family, hysterical and wrecked (major animal lovers), file a formal complaint with the police department.  The police department, I'm guessing to strengthen their case in case they get sued, FINE the family a bunch of money for "out of control animal" AND charge them for the hospital bill despite the wound not requiring stitches or anything more than a fucking band-aid.

Buster, the 9 year old Australian Shepard, was a friendly family dog.  Great with kids, loved people, and was protective of his property from strangers.  He was absolutely NOT any sort of menace.  There wasn't a mean bone in his body.

And people wonder why I hate the police as much as I do.

Holy fuck.  That sucks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on March 20, 2018, 05:55:30 pm
Why is it that the law enforcement profession attracts some of the biggest chicken shit weasels?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Ziegejunge on March 20, 2018, 08:44:28 pm
RIP Buster. So sorry to hear it, Trix.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 21, 2018, 03:52:54 am
Down to 211 from 235-240. Turns out raising a kid and cutting out all that sugar/carbs is a weight loss plan.

So is writing down everything you eat, so you can shame yourself out of a trip to the fridge.

Diabetics:  Bad people AND OCD.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 21, 2018, 04:41:59 am
I am disturbed by the fact that I now wear suits or "business casual" more often than jeans & a black tee shirt.  And that my engineer boots have been under the bed for weeks.

This can't be good for me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on March 21, 2018, 11:50:54 am
I am disturbed by the fact that I now wear suits or "business casual" more often than jeans & a black tee shirt.  And that my engineer boots have been under the bed for weeks.

This can't be good for me.


WELCOME.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on March 21, 2018, 02:03:33 pm
Down to 211 from 235-240. Turns out raising a kid and cutting out all that sugar/carbs is a weight loss plan.

So is writing down everything you eat, so you can shame yourself out of a trip to the fridge.

Diabetics:  Bad people AND OCD.

I'm hoping to avoid that, the writing things down thing, I already shame myself out trips to the fridge or buying certain things at the store.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 23, 2018, 12:48:52 am
Down to 211 from 235-240. Turns out raising a kid and cutting out all that sugar/carbs is a weight loss plan.

So is writing down everything you eat, so you can shame yourself out of a trip to the fridge.

Diabetics:  Bad people AND OCD.

I'm hoping to avoid that, the writing things down thing, I already shame myself out trips to the fridge or buying certain things at the store.

It's more important than metformin.  169% dead serious.  It is the difference between a 5.5 A1C and getting toes amputated.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 23, 2018, 12:49:12 am
I am disturbed by the fact that I now wear suits or "business casual" more often than jeans & a black tee shirt.  And that my engineer boots have been under the bed for weeks.

This can't be good for me.


WELCOME.

Thanks!  WHY DO I FEEL SO DIRTY?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on March 23, 2018, 01:06:02 am
Down to 211 from 235-240. Turns out raising a kid and cutting out all that sugar/carbs is a weight loss plan.

So is writing down everything you eat, so you can shame yourself out of a trip to the fridge.

Diabetics:  Bad people AND OCD.

I'm hoping to avoid that, the writing things down thing, I already shame myself out trips to the fridge or buying certain things at the store.

It's more important than metformin.  169% dead serious.  It is the difference between a 5.5 A1C and getting toes amputated.

God. My fucking mil everytime I mention how my sugar's been or what my A1C is: "Why are you worried? Those great numbers." For a fucking diabetic maybe. My A1C is 5.7 which is still prediabetic but it's so far the "well check every 6mon to a year" not "well every 3 months we want your blood you degenerate sugar fiend."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 23, 2018, 01:13:16 am
Down to 211 from 235-240. Turns out raising a kid and cutting out all that sugar/carbs is a weight loss plan.

So is writing down everything you eat, so you can shame yourself out of a trip to the fridge.

Diabetics:  Bad people AND OCD.

I'm hoping to avoid that, the writing things down thing, I already shame myself out trips to the fridge or buying certain things at the store.

It's more important than metformin.  169% dead serious.  It is the difference between a 5.5 A1C and getting toes amputated.

God. My fucking mil everytime I mention how my sugar's been or what my A1C is: "Why are you worried? Those great numbers." For a fucking diabetic maybe. My A1C is 5.7 which is still prediabetic but it's so far the "well check every 6mon to a year" not "well every 3 months we want your blood you degenerate sugar fiend."

Mine is 5.6, which only requires 2 MORE pills a day, monk-like discipline, and starvation.

What's amazing is that I used to take drugs to fuck myself up, and now I take them to be LESS fucked up.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 23, 2018, 01:14:09 am
In short, if you're prediabetic, you can act like you're diabetic and occasionally have a beer, or you can ignore it and never have a beer again.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 23, 2018, 01:14:27 am
ASK ME HOW I KNOW THIS.   :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Pergamos on March 23, 2018, 01:24:23 am
So a break-in happened a few houses down from my girlfriend's parents house, and the police were going around asking the neighbors if they saw anything.  They got to my gf's parents, and knocked on the door.  Gf's mom opens the door and greets the officer, and while they are talking, the family dog manages to escape.  The dog (Buster) got out onto the porch and was growling at the cop, and the cop decided to go right up to Buster and try to grab him.  Buster nipped the cop on the ankle and backed off.  Cop swears, takes a step back, pulls out his pistol, and in what is clearly an act of revenge and absolutely not self-defense, shoots Buster three times, killing him.

Cop goes to hospital, plays it up like the wound (which I was told barely broke the skin) was a huge thing.  The family, hysterical and wrecked (major animal lovers), file a formal complaint with the police department.  The police department, I'm guessing to strengthen their case in case they get sued, FINE the family a bunch of money for "out of control animal" AND charge them for the hospital bill despite the wound not requiring stitches or anything more than a fucking band-aid.

Buster, the 9 year old Australian Shepard, was a friendly family dog.  Great with kids, loved people, and was protective of his property from strangers.  He was absolutely NOT any sort of menace.  There wasn't a mean bone in his body.

And people wonder why I hate the police as much as I do.

This is why opening the door when the cops visit is a bad idea.  If you have a dog you absolutely should require a warrant, for the dog's safety.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on March 23, 2018, 11:42:16 am
I am disturbed by the fact that I now wear suits or "business casual" more often than jeans & a black tee shirt.  And that my engineer boots have been under the bed for weeks.

This can't be good for me.


WELCOME.

Thanks!  WHY DO I FEEL SO DIRTY?

Because humans were not meant to live like this.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: axod on March 23, 2018, 12:51:00 pm
I am disturbed by the fact that I now wear suits or "business casual" more often than jeans & a black tee shirt.  And that my engineer boots have been under the bed for weeks.

This can't be good for me.


WELCOME.

Thanks!  WHY DO I FEEL SO DIRTY?

Because humans were not meant to live like this.
Sometimes, I let my clothes go to lunch without me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 24, 2018, 12:09:53 am
I am disturbed by the fact that I now wear suits or "business casual" more often than jeans & a black tee shirt.  And that my engineer boots have been under the bed for weeks.

This can't be good for me.


WELCOME.

Thanks!  WHY DO I FEEL SO DIRTY?

Because humans were not meant to live like this.

Stomping in Italian shoes is just plain wrong.  It's not satisfying.  It feels as if I am just mailing it in.  :sadbanana:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 24, 2018, 04:42:31 am
So my common areas manager, we'll just call her "Linda", is a bundle of anxiety and bad wiring.  She can run a crew, but it's more or less the absolute limit of her capabilities on a good day.  Anyway, she fucks up really, really badly.  Like "the board wants her ass on toast" bad.  To make a long story short, she had her crew strip about 6 acres of landscaping to make weed control easier.  Which must have seemed like a good idea at the time.  I guess.

I step in and haul her out of the fire, at no small effort or indeed "cost to my own standing", despite the fact that she and her entire department are being transferred to another (new) director on April 2nd.

She spends the next 3 days jumping at shadows.  I tell her to relax.  Things seem to be okay.

Then the HR lady tells me that she, this morning, has complained about me for "not taking her situation seriously" and for "talking to one of her guys without talking to her first" (the discussion was a purely personal one about which military units we had been in, as opposed to work issues), and she now seems to think that I am to blame somehow for her egregiously insane fuck up in the first place.

Obviously, at this point she is entirely on her own.

So when you wonder why upper management seems to be full of complete pricks, now you know.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 31, 2018, 03:39:40 am
https://www.facebook.com/david.taylor.16121/videos/1680468078688499/
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 31, 2018, 03:40:06 am
Because THAT is the future we were promised.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 31, 2018, 05:38:11 am
 :lulz: <--- war face!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 31, 2018, 08:35:29 am
 :lulz:

In other news, I just got an email from Comcast telling me that I have used 90% of my GB allowance for this month.

There is no GB allowance in my contract.

Fuckers have started already.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on March 31, 2018, 10:39:18 am
Ah, classic Comcast.  Have you asked them about the precise maths of dividing zero?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: axod on April 01, 2018, 12:20:08 pm
"De Libero Arbitrio," I scream nonchalantly at their inability to substitute infinitesimals for zero.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 02, 2018, 04:36:38 am
Just gonna leave this here.

http://www.somethingawful.com/news/tom-waits-characters/
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 02, 2018, 05:34:11 pm
So, quarterly A1C test.  Each year, it seems like they need an additional vial for all the other tests that my hideously advanced age mandates.

So this is how you die.  It's not old age, it's eventual exsanguination.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on April 02, 2018, 05:48:09 pm
This just proves the wisdom in Peter Thiel's plan of drinking the blood of young people in order to live forever (totes not a vampire though).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on April 03, 2018, 04:50:24 am
Had my post gestational diabetes test and I do not have the permanent diabetes.

I can have all the potatoes now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 03, 2018, 05:39:46 am
Had my post gestational diabetes test and I do not have the permanent diabetes.

I can have all the potatoes now.

:rogpipe:

I have the jealousy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on April 03, 2018, 06:24:19 pm
Had my post gestational diabetes test and I do not have the permanent diabetes.

I can have all the potatoes now.

:rogpipe:

I have the jealousy.

If it makes you feel better, I can have none of the dairy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 04, 2018, 03:51:52 am
Had my post gestational diabetes test and I do not have the permanent diabetes.

I can have all the potatoes now.

:rogpipe:

I have the jealousy.

If it makes you feel better, I can have none of the dairy.

I can have none of the dairy and none (0) of the beer or any other alcohol.

No fries, no beer, NOTHING.  I exist only to share my pain.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 04, 2018, 05:46:40 am
Found myself in a Brooks Brothers store today.

Someone kill me before the metamorphosis is complete.  :tgrr:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Eater of Clowns on April 04, 2018, 11:43:32 am
Found myself in a Brooks Brothers store today.

Someone kill me before the metamorphosis is complete.  :tgrr:

The minute you exit the store whatever was in your bag turned into a black tee and a pair of hobnail boots. The universe has ways of self correcting.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on April 04, 2018, 09:54:08 pm
Woo don't have to ask people for bone marrow!  Might have to shove steroids and iron into the kid though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 05, 2018, 01:55:09 am
Woo don't have to ask people for bone marrow!  Might have to shove steroids and iron into the kid though.

This is very good news.  A BMT either cures or kills.  Steroids and iron aren't so bad.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 05, 2018, 01:56:44 am
Found myself in a Brooks Brothers store today.

Someone kill me before the metamorphosis is complete.  :tgrr:

The minute you exit the store whatever was in your bag turned into a black tee and a pair of hobnail boots. The universe has ways of self correcting.

But it didn't.  I have literally become Carter Burke.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on April 10, 2018, 02:27:19 pm
Had my post gestational diabetes test and I do not have the permanent diabetes.

I can have all the potatoes now.

:rogpipe:

I have the jealousy.
Meanwhile I'm  playing "dodge the refined carbohydrates" on account of living with the in laws. I don't understand  the attitude  of my mil towards carbs. She also doesn't think prediabetes is a thing and that it's  bullshit the diagnostics for diabetes keep trending to lower levels of acceptable.

Like, I'm  trying not to get the beatus? Her conception of what is a good A1c or sugar level is so warped.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on April 10, 2018, 10:50:34 pm
Today I scored platinum on the National Career Readiness test. I'm super excited because this will not only look good on a resume but may get me a job real soon here. It will also count towards various academic placement tests when and if I actually get back into school. Overall a pretty good day so far!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on April 11, 2018, 12:05:15 am
Had my post gestational diabetes test and I do not have the permanent diabetes.

I can have all the potatoes now.

:rogpipe:

I have the jealousy.
Meanwhile I'm  playing "dodge the refined carbohydrates" on account of living with the in laws. I don't understand  the attitude  of my mil towards carbs. She also doesn't think prediabetes is a thing and that it's  bullshit the diagnostics for diabetes keep trending to lower levels of acceptable.

Like, I'm  trying not to get the beatus? Her conception of what is a good A1c or sugar level is so warped.

People are weird about food.  Like giving regular coke to folks who order diet if they see that the person is not fat.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 11, 2018, 12:54:38 am
Had my post gestational diabetes test and I do not have the permanent diabetes.

I can have all the potatoes now.

:rogpipe:

I have the jealousy.
Meanwhile I'm  playing "dodge the refined carbohydrates" on account of living with the in laws. I don't understand  the attitude  of my mil towards carbs. She also doesn't think prediabetes is a thing and that it's  bullshit the diagnostics for diabetes keep trending to lower levels of acceptable.

Like, I'm  trying not to get the beatus? Her conception of what is a good A1c or sugar level is so warped.

How is she telling you what to eat?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on April 13, 2018, 04:47:45 am
Had my post gestational diabetes test and I do not have the permanent diabetes.

I can have all the potatoes now.

:rogpipe:

I have the jealousy.
Meanwhile I'm  playing "dodge the refined carbohydrates" on account of living with the in laws. I don't understand  the attitude  of my mil towards carbs. She also doesn't think prediabetes is a thing and that it's  bullshit the diagnostics for diabetes keep trending to lower levels of acceptable.

Like, I'm  trying not to get the beatus? Her conception of what is a good A1c or sugar level is so warped.

How is she telling you what to eat?

We fucking moved in with them. My rant glad will be getting a small purging next week. She does  the cooking and I really don't want to have to cook for them. I fucking hate this.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on April 14, 2018, 01:25:15 am
Also, it's  very likely that a) I have PTSD, 2) it had it before I joined the army, and c) the army made it worse. And this might explain why half of my BP isn't  fully responding to my meds and why I had an extremely atypical reaction to another.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 14, 2018, 06:13:04 am
Also, it's  very likely that a) I have PTSD, 2) it had it before I joined the army, and c) the army made it worse. And this might explain why half of my BP isn't  fully responding to my meds and why I had an extremely atypical reaction to another.

This is possible, but speaking from experience, I wouldn't rule out a physiological problem.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on April 15, 2018, 02:25:21 am
Also, it's  very likely that a) I have PTSD, 2) it had it before I joined the army, and c) the army made it worse. And this might explain why half of my BP isn't  fully responding to my meds and why I had an extremely atypical reaction to another.

This is possible, but speaking from experience, I wouldn't rule out a physiological problem.

That is likely. Seroquel should not have made me react in almost the opposite of its function. But I think the PTSD is likely why Lamictal isn't doing much for my manic irritability while helping with the depression.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on April 16, 2018, 02:54:10 pm
Also, it's  very likely that a) I have PTSD, 2) it had it before I joined the army, and c) the army made it worse. And this might explain why half of my BP isn't  fully responding to my meds and why I had an extremely atypical reaction to another.

This is possible, but speaking from experience, I wouldn't rule out a physiological problem.

That is likely. Seroquel should not have made me react in almost the opposite of its function. But I think the PTSD is likely why Lamictal isn't doing much for my manic irritability while helping with the depression.

Lamictal is actually known for mainly treating the depressive phase of BP, not so much the manic phase. Specifically, it should decrease the amplitude of the low, and delay the high, but it usually won't prevent it or dampen it.

The Seroquel activity depends on genetic predisposition to favoring certain neurotransmitter activity over another, and also depends on dosage. You may wanna discuss dosage of that one with your doctor, as you may need more or less. If they're not aware of that distinction, or think it irrelevant, you may wanna shop around for another doctor if possible.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on April 16, 2018, 08:40:06 pm
Also, it's  very likely that a) I have PTSD, 2) it had it before I joined the army, and c) the army made it worse. And this might explain why half of my BP isn't  fully responding to my meds and why I had an extremely atypical reaction to another.

This is possible, but speaking from experience, I wouldn't rule out a physiological problem.

That is likely. Seroquel should not have made me react in almost the opposite of its function. But I think the PTSD is likely why Lamictal isn't doing much for my manic irritability while helping with the depression.

Lamictal is actually known for mainly treating the depressive phase of BP, not so much the manic phase. Specifically, it should decrease the amplitude of the low, and delay the high, but it usually won't prevent it or dampen it.

The Seroquel activity depends on genetic predisposition to favoring certain neurotransmitter activity over another, and also depends on dosage. You may wanna discuss dosage of that one with your doctor, as you may need more or less. If they're not aware of that distinction, or think it irrelevant, you may wanna shop around for another doctor if possible.

I appreciate the concern and I know that it's where your info dump and advice come from, which is why I'm not going in a tear about the implied insult that I am so dumb i would not have done research into my health or the medications I am on and my treatment. I am well aware what lamotrigine primarily treats in bp. I am week aware of what quetiapine is and does. BPII and PTSD are treated in different ways with different kinds of drugs and therapy. My treatmenttement needs to be adjusted in light of the new revelation. And before you point out that one of the unapproved uses for lamotrigine is top treat PTSD, it its clearly not currently working fully.

I will however point out that were I dissatisfied with my psychologist or the staff psychiatrist I would be venting about that and not talking about my experiences in the joy that is trying out psychiatric drugs.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on April 16, 2018, 09:08:19 pm
Also, it's  very likely that a) I have PTSD, 2) it had it before I joined the army, and c) the army made it worse. And this might explain why half of my BP isn't  fully responding to my meds and why I had an extremely atypical reaction to another.

This is possible, but speaking from experience, I wouldn't rule out a physiological problem.

That is likely. Seroquel should not have made me react in almost the opposite of its function. But I think the PTSD is likely why Lamictal isn't doing much for my manic irritability while helping with the depression.

Lamictal is actually known for mainly treating the depressive phase of BP, not so much the manic phase. Specifically, it should decrease the amplitude of the low, and delay the high, but it usually won't prevent it or dampen it.

The Seroquel activity depends on genetic predisposition to favoring certain neurotransmitter activity over another, and also depends on dosage. You may wanna discuss dosage of that one with your doctor, as you may need more or less. If they're not aware of that distinction, or think it irrelevant, you may wanna shop around for another doctor if possible.

I appreciate the concern and I know that it's where your info dump and advice come from, which is why I'm not going in a tear about the implied insult that I am so dumb i would not have done research into my health or the medications I am on and my treatment. I am well aware what lamotrigine primarily treats in bp. I am week aware of what quetiapine is and does. BPII and PTSD are treated in different ways with different kinds of drugs and therapy. My treatmenttement needs to be adjusted in light of the new revelation. And before you point out that one of the unapproved uses for lamotrigine is top treat PTSD, it its clearly not currently working fully.

I will however point out that were I dissatisfied with my psychologist or the staff psychiatrist I would be venting about that and not talking about my experiences in the joy that is trying out psychiatric drugs.

I apologize for anything that may have seemed to be implied by what I said. I sometimes come across as mansplainy and arrogant at times, and I am working on it (It likely stems from the fact that my job is based on explaining and diagnosing problems for people of various levels of education, forcing me to find a low compromise in vocabulary and explanation detail most of the time.). I just wanted to explain my perspective on your situation based on the biochemical and pharmacological knowledge I've gained from my extensive studies of those subjects in general. I also didn't want to get into a bunch of chemical/medical jargon, so I simplified it quite a bit. I did not mean for it to imply that you knew less about the medication than I did. If anything, it was aimed more at triggering a detailed discussion that would increase my knowledge.

Also, I certainly didn't mean to say that you should stop either of the medications you were referring to. It's completely understandable that you wanted to change medications or dosage, even though the combination would normally be expected to work. Obviously if you are still having issues, something is wrong with the medication/dosage/interaction with your genetic predispositions.

Also also, I wasn't implying that you were dissatisfied with your psychologist. I was just emphasizing the importance of the dosage in its effects, as the effects become completely opposing to what is expected depending on the dose (Seemed to be what you were experiencing, but if you insist this was false, then it probably was, and I apologize for that, too.).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on April 16, 2018, 09:12:30 pm
Also also, I wasn't implying that you were dissatisfied with your psychologist. I was just emphasizing the importance of the dosage in its effects, as the effects become completely opposing to what is expected depending on the dose (Seemed to be what you were experiencing, but if you insist this was false, then it probably was, and I apologize for that, too.).

For instance, I seem to be radically resistant to almost all medications despite my normal weight. So in most cases, a normal dose for one person may quite literally have the opposite effects on me, whereas an increase in my dosage to sometimes double would have the intended effects. This isn't really something psychiatrists always take into account, at least not until they become aware of it for the individual they're prescribing for.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 17, 2018, 05:05:45 am
I was unaware that there was any effective drug protocol for PTSD.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on April 17, 2018, 02:39:13 pm
I was unaware that there was any effective drug protocol for PTSD.

I think it's currently "try shit and see if it works" using anxiety meds and therapy.l. I don't.  I actually never paid attention to PTSD treatment because it's almost always focused in treating the singular major traumatic event kind. But I don't know. It's been two whole sessions that weren't even solely on that. It feels like treating my BPII its slightly more important. I don't have all the sexy symptoms of PTSD, just the other ones that aren't super obvious.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on April 17, 2018, 03:15:32 pm
As far as I know, they are actually making some headway with Ketamine on both Depressive/Mood disorders and PTSD. Granted, they are still in the Trial stage at the moment (So I guess you could say it's still "try shit and see if it works.") but it looks quite promising. The known effects of Ketamine don't seem to fit with the effects it's having on these disorders (In that drugs with identical or similar known mechanisms - NMDA Receptor Antagonism - aren't as successful), but once they figure out what mechanism is treating them, it might open up a whole new target for treatment, and may give new insight into the low-level pathology of the disorders.

Personally, I suspect it has a lot to do with the neural activity-stabilization and neuro-protective effects of the Sigma receptors. It's never been tried before (Likely because of its abuse patterns), but I suspect that Dextromethorphan (Polistirex-binded, not HBr), which has similar known effects to Ketamine (NMDA Receptor Antagonism and Sigma Receptor Agonism), could be helpful in treating PTSD as well. It would also have the added benefit of acting on Serotonin (Although, not selectively like most anti-depressants) to treat comorbid depressive symptoms.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on April 17, 2018, 04:34:29 pm
Friend of a friend was in some PTSD study that involved MDMA. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on April 17, 2018, 05:21:16 pm
Friend of a friend was in some PTSD study that involved MDMA.

I had never considered that one, but it does also appear to have Sigma Receptor activity. Specifically, it appears to over-activate Sigma-1 Receptors at recreational doses (In that reversing this action seems to decrease the drug's side effects), meaning it would likely activate them at realistic levels at the therapeutic (lower) dose. I'm definitely thinking some sort of interplay between Sigma-1 receptor agonism and increases in monoamine transmission (Dopamine, Serotonin, etc.) are the main causes for the therapeutic effects of these drugs at this point. I suspect a combination of Dextromethorphan and small amounts of Hyperforin (Found in St. John's Wart) might be adequate OTC treatments for both PTSD and Depression. Only small amounts of the Hyperforin would be recommended, as too much Serotonin transmission causes Serotonin Syndrome.

Hopefully the MDMA and Ketamine trials work out as well, as they would likely be stronger treatments when combined with the usual therapy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 18, 2018, 12:58:01 am
So I honked and gave a thumbs up to several groups of pro-education protestors on the way home from work.

Then it occurred to me to ask "what kind of society needs to protest in favor of education?"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on April 18, 2018, 07:37:39 am
A third world country that is one by choice?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Frontside Back on April 18, 2018, 01:00:58 pm
In a far away country my physical body happens to reside in, the media has been attacking a certain celebrity for their methamphetamine (read: pervitin) use for weeks now. Bringing such a topic to a public discourse gets my cockroach-senses tingling. How long do I have to flee the country?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on April 18, 2018, 01:04:20 pm
If it's the country I'm thinking of, you should point out to your co-nationalists that an awful lot of Soviets were killed by dudes on pervitin.  Taking it is practically patriotic.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Frontside Back on April 18, 2018, 06:47:14 pm
Nationalism on meth, what could possibly go wrong  :lulz:

And with all the hippies upgrading their toy drugs, they'd have lot more people to lure into the carnage.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on April 19, 2018, 02:04:28 am
Your Honor, defense proffers that the District Attorney presents itself as the "Doctor of convenience" in evidence for discovery thereof.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 19, 2018, 02:57:04 am
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30740929_1309000805910013_7863413570949522339_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=7b1c67ffed7195f020ba32bd4c89c2ca&oe=5B5BCBC8)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on April 19, 2018, 02:09:43 pm
Speaking of Nazis, check out this diary https://imgur.com/a/22mHD

In the space of 2 months, Hoffman goes from "we will crush the untermenschen Russians" to "we will be lucky to get out alive".  There's also bonus whining about Russia's "gangster methods".
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 20, 2018, 12:51:54 am
Speaking of Nazis, check out this diary https://imgur.com/a/22mHD

In the space of 2 months, Hoffman goes from "we will crush the untermenschen Russians" to "we will be lucky to get out alive".  There's also bonus whining about Russia's "gangster methods".


This should be printed everywhere, because everyone seems to have forgotten how this always ends.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 21, 2018, 05:25:54 am
So, I'm writing again.

I have decided to try something that is both optimistic and horrifying.  1st chapter up on Monday evening.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on April 21, 2018, 05:42:01 pm
So, I'm writing again.

I have decided to try something that is both optimistic and horrifying.  1st chapter up on Monday evening.

Yay!  :banana:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: hirley0 on April 21, 2018, 07:01:09 pm



Your Honor, defense proffers that the District Attorney presents itself as the "Doctor of convenience" in evidence for discovery thereof.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on April 21, 2018, 10:47:11 pm
So, it turns out the penalty for breaking and entering into someone's flat is...a written warning.

At least it is apparently the case...I don't know because no-one has actually officially told me.  I had to rely on my co-worker to pass on the gossip.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on April 22, 2018, 11:14:28 am
(https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/45874735/so-i-said-unto-them-hey-fatty-boom-boom-hit-me-wif-da-ching-ching.jpg)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on April 23, 2018, 12:47:37 pm
So, I'm writing again.

I have decided to try something that is both optimistic and horrifying.  1st chapter up on Monday evening.


Wonderful!

I'm trying something as well, but I want to see if I can get 25% through before sharing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on April 23, 2018, 12:48:13 pm
So, it turns out the penalty for breaking and entering into someone's flat is...a written warning.

At least it is apparently the case...I don't know because no-one has actually officially told me.  I had to rely on my co-worker to pass on the gossip.

So, any word on a new job?  Because.... yeah.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on April 23, 2018, 12:58:24 pm
I keep on applying.  I've also packed up a good 50% of my room, and I'm going to work on the other 50% in the next few days. 

Also, the meeting was Friday, early afternoon, and it's now Monday.  Still no email informing me of the outcome.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on April 27, 2018, 07:08:32 am
Somebody's getting puddin in jail-o.

3 guesses who, and the first two don't count.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on April 27, 2018, 08:50:31 am
Trump,Oprah, Loveshade?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on April 27, 2018, 06:40:25 pm
Oh, so close.

It's Johnny Carson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL8HFt_dQog
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on May 03, 2018, 06:21:56 pm
I think country music started sucking when they stopped signing about prison.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on May 03, 2018, 07:32:19 pm
I've never been a fan of country music, but the stuff coming out these days makes the older stuff sound almost good in comparison. I've come close to just dropping an armload of stuff and running out of the Dollar General with my hands over my ears.

I could literally write a country music song about that, and it would be a better song than that shit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on May 03, 2018, 07:49:59 pm
I dare you to do that.  It's honestly harder than it looks like to write a goodbad country song.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on May 03, 2018, 08:24:38 pm
It would literally be just a list of things I was carrying, and/or things I saw at the store arranged so that they would rhyme occasionally.

Maybe if I find some time this weekend....

ETA: also, at least 70% of the rhymes would be between the word "dollar" and the word "holler". If I really wanted to be "clever" I would use the word "holler" to mean "to yell" sometimes, and to mean "A small rising valley region between two hills or mountains" other times.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on May 03, 2018, 08:34:16 pm
It would literally be just a list of things I was carrying, and/or things I saw at the store arranged so that they would rhyme occasionally.

Maybe if I find some time this weekend....

For inspiration, look up "Howling Willie Cunt - World of filth"

Offensive Country music is an art form.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on May 04, 2018, 01:50:20 am
Fixing to try out an actual med used to treat ptsd.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on May 04, 2018, 08:41:33 am
So, my solictor and I have drafted a letter of grievance over the whole break-in incident.

Fun starts on Monday. Solicitor thinks I could angle for constructive dismissal, but he recommends it as a final option, due to the way work tribunals are these days (lol tories).

The police have also been informed, so that's adding some pressure into the mix.  It will take a while to build, but I'm looking forward to the police dropping by the main offices to pick up the papers on the disciplinary process.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on May 04, 2018, 09:26:49 am
So, my solictor and I have drafted a letter of grievance over the whole break-in incident.

Fun starts on Monday. Solicitor thinks I could angle for constructive dismissal, but he recommends it as a final option, due to the way work tribunals are these days (lol tories).

The police have also been informed, so that's adding some pressure into the mix.  It will take a while to build, but I'm looking forward to the police dropping by the main offices to pick up the papers on the disciplinary process.

Best of luck Cain, if they have a standard HR doc with the template "Any action criminal or otherwise that brings the company into disrepute" they wont have a leg to stand on.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on May 04, 2018, 09:29:45 am
The solicitor noted the discplinary procedure was curiously....lacking, but there is indeed a section which states that.  I raised it myself, with my own management, who I think are sympathetic to the argument (they themselves were not part of the decision making, and were not, apparently, made aware of the decision either).

But there's a whole long list of things they can demand immediate dismissal or transfer for. And a lot of those involve theft, gross misconduct or bringing the company into disrepute.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on May 04, 2018, 10:13:44 am
Have they ever dismissed anyone else for theft, because if you wanted to twist the knife after the dust settles, informing that person that one set of rules was used for them and not for someone else means they would also have a case.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on May 04, 2018, 03:41:17 pm
Not that I'm aware of, unfortunately.  Last firing I can remember is one of the admin staff who smoked a joint off duty and failed a drug test after one of the Operations team snitched on her, which would generally suggest a zero tolerance environment for most kinds of criminality.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 05, 2018, 01:31:38 am
The obvious question here is, "what influence does she have and how does she have it?"

Because she's pure poison from a liability point of view.  She has an in, somehow, or she'd be gone.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on May 05, 2018, 02:46:02 am
Absolutely none.  That's the mystifying part, my only explanation is that they really are that stupid, that they don't realise their own liability.  But then this is the company who don't employ qualified staff, engage in wage theft, don't understand the Working Time Directive and once blocked a fire escape with a padlock and chain, so it does seem at least somewhat likely...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on May 09, 2018, 01:48:18 am
Welp, that's it. I officially hate my job.

I've spent two years at this place just to spend the last several months being my program's receptionist/telemarketer, which is itself a downgrade from a  position I was overqualified for to begin with.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: EK WAFFLR on May 10, 2018, 08:36:16 pm
Hey guise. What'd I miss?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 11, 2018, 01:52:45 am
Hey guise. What'd I miss?

All the air leaked out and now LMNO just flops around horribly on the floor.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on May 11, 2018, 12:45:33 pm
(https://media.giphy.com/media/j1rOdSPL9AamQ/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: EK WAFFLR on May 12, 2018, 08:11:35 am
Does this mean that there will be no culling of the montana sharks this year?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on May 12, 2018, 11:57:30 am
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/12/27/51/1227513a757151f23c7c8e3e015cdc61.jpg)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on May 14, 2018, 01:42:07 pm
Does this mean that there will be no culling of the montana sharks this year?

There will be if you patch the damn leak, already.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on May 14, 2018, 10:46:10 pm
Trying to keep moving. Haven't got a lot to give this place anymore but I'm still making art. Trying to do some writing again, but it's not really anybody's Discordia.

Quote
“... like so many, and we were moved by them. Truly, even the wisest of us were blind until your eloquence shone a light like the new sun upon the intolerable injustice under which we suffered.” He’d kept talking while she wandered off in her head. Fuckballs.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 15, 2018, 12:54:00 am
I've been coming up with new slander ideas. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 18, 2018, 09:30:34 pm
So, the Houston shooter was a Nazi. 

I am shocked.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on May 18, 2018, 11:16:59 pm
Focusing on meet space here, rebuilding my yard, learned some ol' fashion demo and masonry. Now boasts bunker busting/building ability and knows the difference between cement and concrete.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on May 19, 2018, 06:58:26 pm
So, the Houston shooter was a Nazi. 

I am shocked.

What an unusual twist!

What was making me laugh was the byline that was something like "deadliest shooting since feb '18". You fucks can't even manage six months good-ish behaviour.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on May 20, 2018, 10:44:15 pm
Had a helicoptor circling around outside for about the past 30 minutes.  Guess someone important was finally murdered by an idiot on this road or something.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 21, 2018, 08:06:53 pm
 I am, today, extra-bitter about all of the bogus apocalypse predictions from 2012 forward.  :rogpipe:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 24, 2018, 09:13:27 pm
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/infection-alert-after-dying-ebola-patients-taken-to-congo-prayer-meeting/ar-AAxKSev?ocid=spartanntp

:tgrr::lulz::tgrr:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on May 25, 2018, 08:58:31 am
We're having the referendum on abortion today. We have a clause in our constitution saying Mother and child have equal rights to life. This blocked abortion completely in Ireland, and had a side effect that a woman has to literally be approaching death before doctors will intervene to end a pregnancy (they let a woman get septicemia rather then perform the abortion to save her life and she died which sort of triggered today's vote).
I've voted yes to remove this clause, because I trust women to know when they need an abortion (for whatever reason, not just health). But I suspect this is probably the last time they could call this referendum and have a high chance it wont go through.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on May 25, 2018, 02:04:50 pm
We're having the referendum on abortion today. We have a clause in our constitution saying Mother and child have equal rights to life. This blocked abortion completely in Ireland, and had a side effect that a woman has to literally be approaching death before doctors will intervene to end a pregnancy (they let a woman get septicemia rather then perform the abortion to save her life and she died which sort of triggered today's vote).
I've voted yes to remove this clause, because I trust women to know when they need an abortion (for whatever reason, not just health). But I suspect this is probably the last time they could call this referendum and have a high chance it wont go through.

Good luck. Somehow I have a surprising amount of Irish or Irish-adjacent content on my Twitter feed, so I woke up to a ton of posts about this.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on May 25, 2018, 02:23:02 pm
Have fun throwing eggs at the American anti-abortion activists who have decided to go to Ireland to, uh, tell the Irish what they think they should do.  Huh.  Well, that's always worked out well historically, foreigners telling Irish people what to do.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on May 25, 2018, 03:56:08 pm
That has actually been really funny, we have staunch anti abortion die hards in this country, and even they were out for blood when they found out foreign money was behind posters and foreign canvassers were coming in. It triggers the "800 years" reflex nationalism that at this point has become genetic.

There's talk of charging them on filing for a holiday visa under false pretenses, they may all end up with a criminal charge.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 25, 2018, 03:58:36 pm
Not much in the way of sleep last night.  I feel as if I am walking around with Chris Christie strapped to my back.  :(
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on May 25, 2018, 04:31:54 pm
That has actually been really funny, we have staunch anti abortion die hards in this country, and even they were out for blood when they found out foreign money was behind posters and foreign canvassers were coming in. It triggers the "800 years" reflex nationalism that at this point has become genetic.

There's talk of charging them on filing for a holiday visa under false pretenses, they may all end up with a criminal charge.
Okay, now that's just lovely.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on May 25, 2018, 04:34:35 pm
We're having the referendum on abortion today. We have a clause in our constitution saying Mother and child have equal rights to life. This blocked abortion completely in Ireland, and had a side effect that a woman has to literally be approaching death before doctors will intervene to end a pregnancy (they let a woman get septicemia rather then perform the abortion to save her life and she died which sort of triggered today's vote).
I've voted yes to remove this clause, because I trust women to know when they need an abortion (for whatever reason, not just health). But I suspect this is probably the last time they could call this referendum and have a high chance it wont go through.

Good luck. Somehow I have a surprising amount of Irish or Irish-adjacent content on my Twitter feed, so I woke up to a ton of posts about this.

I read that dual-citizenship and other overseas Irish are flying back for the vote.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on May 25, 2018, 04:59:00 pm
Yes, 50k people left since 2007 because of the economic crises a lot are flying back, and there are loads of duel nationality who live abroad who are eligible to vote if they lived here in the last few years.

That has actually been really funny, we have staunch anti abortion die hards in this country, and even they were out for blood when they found out foreign money was behind posters and foreign canvassers were coming in. It triggers the "800 years" reflex nationalism that at this point has become genetic.

There's talk of charging them on filing for a holiday visa under false pretenses, they may all end up with a criminal charge.
Okay, now that's just lovely.

Part of it is that fear that's there since Russia/Cambridge Analytics/Facebook meddling with elections theres bean a reactionary fear to any money coming in from overseas to push an agenda, the anti-abortion side have been propped up by the US, but the same reaction would be there for any nation trying it. There were also semi-professional anti abortion canvassers flown in, they are the ones who might get charged, I don't agree with charging them with a crime, but I also don't agree with paid scabs being flown in.

I'm sure the pro-choice side were doing the same thing but they were either better at hiding it, or didnt get funded as much.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on May 25, 2018, 05:02:02 pm
I should clarify, the scabs who might get charged were 8 people who've been here for the last month going door to door. None of the people flying home to vote are.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on May 26, 2018, 12:00:15 am
I finally got myself decent employment today! I'll be working in a local bakery just a few blocks from where I live. It's through a staffing agency right now but after 3 months of good work they should hire me in.

It's been almost two years since I last held a real, well paying, full time job. It's third shift so I'm going to be doing A LOT of adjustment for the next few months, but I'm finally getting back to being able to take care of myself again after years of crippling depression. This is a huge step in the process of my recovery. I'm excited!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 26, 2018, 12:30:13 am
I finally got myself decent employment today! I'll be working in a local bakery just a few blocks from where I live. It's through a staffing agency right now but after 3 months of good work they should hire me in.

It's been almost two years since I last held a real, well paying, full time job. It's third shift so I'm going to be doing A LOT of adjustment for the next few months, but I'm finally getting back to being able to take care of myself again after years of crippling depression. This is a huge step in the process of my recovery. I'm excited!

Advice for working graves:

1.  Go to bed the moment you get home.
2.  Don't drink coffee until midnight.
3.  Forget all about alcohol.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on May 26, 2018, 01:11:35 am
I finally got myself decent employment today! I'll be working in a local bakery just a few blocks from where I live. It's through a staffing agency right now but after 3 months of good work they should hire me in.

It's been almost two years since I last held a real, well paying, full time job. It's third shift so I'm going to be doing A LOT of adjustment for the next few months, but I'm finally getting back to being able to take care of myself again after years of crippling depression. This is a huge step in the process of my recovery. I'm excited!

Advice for working graves:

1.  Go to bed the moment you get home.
2.  Don't drink coffee until midnight.
3.  Forget all about alcohol.
Thanks for the advice!
I'll keep that in mind. The alcohol thing is easy because I don't drink very often anyway, a few rants aside.

For the most part I should be able to crash right away, barring appointments and errands. As for coffee I take Vyvanse, an amphetamine derived stimulant, I  should be able to just power through most nights without coffee. I do love me some coffee though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 26, 2018, 01:14:56 am
Yeah, but your guts won't.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 26, 2018, 06:53:20 am
How to get kicked off a Jordan Peterson board:

Step 1:
Quote
"Okay: Imagine it's a Saturday, and you are hugging your knees in the shower and crying, because you realized that the government is never actually going to provide a pussy ration. The radio, though is playing Morrissey - the crown prince of sad - and he tells you that deaf girls are terrible at warning people of disaster and that it sucks to be famous because your friends all hate you for having new shirts. So instead of cutting your wrists the long way, you instead get out of the shower and use EXTRA eyeliner because the world is full of bastards and you don't care.

And THAT, my friends, is postmodernism."

Step 2:
Quote
Elliot Rodgers was a lunatic.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on May 27, 2018, 06:30:41 pm
Step 1 is especially important, for nightshift.  Related to that, keep regular sleep times.  Nothing will fuck you up as fast as playing around with your sleep pattern, before you know it, all your time off will be lost due to shitty sleep schedules, if you're not careful.

Take it from someone who is now in their 3rd year of night shift work.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on May 28, 2018, 01:31:16 am
I'm going to try staying up all night and taking my meds in the evening today to prep myself for when I go in for the first time tomorrow night. I will likely be on this shift for the forseeable future. I think that getting into the pattern of sleeping right away when I get off shouldn't be too hard to do. The way the blinds are in my bedroom allows a LOT of light in. Going to have to find a way to adjust to that.

I'm in a mentality where failure is not an option. "I WILL adjust" is what I tell myself. This is an opportunity that I need in my life. I've spent so much time dependant on the system and the kindness of my family. It's been a humbling experience that I've grown from, but all I want is to get my independence back.

I'm told that the job is hot too. On its own not a big deal, but I'm out of shape and sweat like hell when I walk more than a mile or so. I'll have a bandanna to keep it out of my eyes, but I expect to be soaked when I get done each day until I adjust. It's going to be a hot, tiring, sleep deprived summer, but I'm feeling like I would work in hell itself if I could walk there every day. I don't have a vehicle anymore so the opportunity to work nearby for a decent wage is almost... Nah I will just outright call it a Godsend. I'm sure not going to take it for granted at any rate.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 29, 2018, 02:28:33 am
Joe Cosby, one of the greatest ranters in the CotSG, died early yesterday morning.

I've know this guy on Usenet and then FB for something like 20 years.   :cry:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on May 29, 2018, 01:32:01 pm
Joe Cosby, one of the greatest ranters in the CotSG, died early yesterday morning.

I've know this guy on Usenet and then FB for something like 20 years.   :cry:

 :sad:

I have had him as a fb "friend" for several years. It's not like I knew him personally, but he was always posting insightful content or just wonderful weirdness. I'm sad to hear of his unexpected passing. I'm also sad to see you saddened by the passing of a friend. Hang in there Roger. Was he a regular poster here? Like could a memorial thread with links to his content be set up, or would that not be appropriate?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on May 29, 2018, 01:45:37 pm
Had a pretty good first night of work. I'm exhausted but not wrecked. I moved hundreds of 35 lb bags of bread crumbs and palletized them. I'm basically being paid to work out, which I need almost more than the money... almost. I feel like I really accomplished something for myself today. I begin to let myself believe that the worst of the depression is over and my life will recover. I'm extraordinarily grateful for the folks, friends, and other support systems that made my recovery back from suicidal depression possible. I have to also give myself credit for the great deal of hard work I put into my recovery. My councilors have told me that I don't give myself enough credit and have frequently encouraged me to do so.

I feel like I just got out of "the crack" Roger wrote about in Little Orange... I think I got the title right. I need to read it again I think.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on May 29, 2018, 05:00:45 pm
Joe Cosby, one of the greatest ranters in the CotSG, died early yesterday morning.

I've know this guy on Usenet and then FB for something like 20 years.   :cry:

 :sad:

I have had him as a fb "friend" for several years. It's not like I knew him personally, but he was always posting insightful content or just wonderful weirdness. I'm sad to hear of his unexpected passing. I'm also sad to see you saddened by the passing of a friend. Hang in there Roger. Was he a regular poster here? Like could a memorial thread with links to his content be set up, or would that not be appropriate?

I was about to ask if he was on FB, as I recall seeing his name come up now and then in some people's feeds.  Sorry for your loss, guys.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 29, 2018, 08:52:25 pm
Roseann's show got cancelled because she apparently couldn't listen to LMNO and the Department of Silence, and just HAD to sing out with her hatred of Blacks and Muslims.

Called this months ago.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on May 29, 2018, 09:28:41 pm
And bonus groundless Soros accusations.

One day, someone is going to have to tell the story of how Soros became the boogieman for the American right (it involves Glenn Beck mainstreaming militia conspiracy fodder, for those wondering).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Zenpatista on May 30, 2018, 04:09:33 am
And bonus groundless Soros accusations.

One day, someone is going to have to tell the story of how Soros became the boogieman for the American right (it involves Glenn Beck mainstreaming militia conspiracy fodder, for those wondering).

Somehow I read that as "mainlining militia conspiracy fodder". I'm not sure, but I think the misreading is an improvement. I could see Beck racking up rows of conspiracy powder while Alex Jones is in the background snorting lines off of a bump stock.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on May 30, 2018, 03:26:07 pm
It's pretty much the same thing.  Substandard shock jocks cut their political talk show act with a bit of conspiracy....but then they get a taste for it and get addicted.   Before they know it, they're snorting down whatever crap they can find, even if it was made by Nazis and cut with rat poison.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on May 31, 2018, 02:08:26 am
It's pretty much the same thing.  Substandard shock jocks cut their political talk show act with a bit of conspiracy....but then they get a taste for it and get addicted.   Before they know it, they're snorting down whatever crap they can find, even if it was made by Nazis and cut with rat poison.


Mainline demon, alien, nephilim shit or GTFO!!!
:fnord: :fnord:
 :fnord: :fnord: :fnord:


Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on May 31, 2018, 05:52:24 am
Had an interview with a new mental health agency. I haven't signed a job offer yet, but i seemed to ace the interview, because they gave me some livescan forms, and their running my driving history, so i think i basically got it. Announcing it here so my fucking bosses cant see it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on May 31, 2018, 02:45:33 pm
HR bailed on their meeting with me in regards to my grievance, notifying me about an hour before it was due to happen, and rescheduling for next week.

For those keeping track, this incident happened 6 months and 1 week ago.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 31, 2018, 11:38:27 pm
I now have incontrovertible evidence that two of my guys are ghosting hours on the weekend.

So that's two open job slots, and I have a great deal of work to be done.  :tgrr:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on May 31, 2018, 11:40:29 pm
Fuck it.  It is what it is.  Or as Cain quoted like 8 years ago:

Quote
What is true is already so.
Owning up to it doesn't make it worse.
Not being open about it doesn't make it go away.
And because it's true, it is what is there to be interacted with.
Anything untrue isn't there to be lived.
People can stand what is true,
for they are already enduring it.
—Eugene Gendlin
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on June 01, 2018, 09:15:40 am
Ghosting means working off the clock, right?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Ziegejunge on June 01, 2018, 03:56:22 pm
Thank you to past-Cain and present-Doc for that Gendlin quote. It arrived at an opportune time for me. Happy Friday, y'all.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 01, 2018, 04:01:11 pm
Ghosting means working off the clock, right?

No, it means being on the clock when you're not at work.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: rong on June 01, 2018, 05:01:00 pm
Fuck it.  It is what it is.  Or as Cain quoted like 8 years ago:

Quote
What is true is already so.
Owning up to it doesn't make it worse.
Not being open about it doesn't make it go away.
And because it's true, it is what is there to be interacted with.
Anything untrue isn't there to be lived.
People can stand what is true,
for they are already enduring it.
—Eugene Gendlin

That's a fabulous quote.  Proof is that you remembered it for like 8 years
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on June 01, 2018, 06:12:00 pm
Ghosting means working off the clock, right?

No, it means being on the clock when you're not at work.

Ah, I'd never heard the phrase, so I googled it and the first result I saw had it the other way around.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 01, 2018, 06:13:34 pm
Ghosting means working off the clock, right?

No, it means being on the clock when you're not at work.

Ah, I'd never heard the phrase, so I googled it and the first result I saw had it the other way around.

A ghost on the payroll is a salary for someone that doesn't exist, and is actually funneled to someone else.
Ghosting hours is being clocked in when you're not at work, collecting pay.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on June 01, 2018, 06:29:51 pm
Ghosting means working off the clock, right?

No, it means being on the clock when you're not at work.

Ah, I'd never heard the phrase, so I googled it and the first result I saw had it the other way around.

A ghost on the payroll is a salary for someone that doesn't exist, and is actually funneled to someone else.
Ghosting hours is being clocked in when you're not at work, collecting pay.

That certainly makes more sense than you firing someone for working for free.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 01, 2018, 06:31:54 pm
Ghosting means working off the clock, right?

No, it means being on the clock when you're not at work.

Ah, I'd never heard the phrase, so I googled it and the first result I saw had it the other way around.

A ghost on the payroll is a salary for someone that doesn't exist, and is actually funneled to someone else.
Ghosting hours is being clocked in when you're not at work, collecting pay.

That certainly makes more sense than you firing someone for working for free.

That is also not permitted, as the state labor board assumes that you are coercing them into working for free.

However, it's not an automatic termination, and it's not being fired for cause.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Zenpatista on June 02, 2018, 06:50:36 pm
So I got stuck cleaning out a walk in fridge / freezer. The freezer room in the back has been especially full of surprises. This is in an old (1960s era) biological science building. So far, I've encountered a lot of mold, tritium labeled sugars, highly toxic proteins (like ricin, but from a different plant), and an open vial of 32P labeled ATP. The good news is that the tritium labeled stuff was barely radioactive and sealed up correctly. The 32P-ATP was about a decade old so probably no longer at the 100 mCi on the label and even the original amount is not bad if you're handling it correct. As a wise man often says, "This is all normal." What I really wanted to share was this pic though. https://postimg.cc/image/x8j85dpgt/ (https://postimg.cc/image/x8j85dpgt/)

I don't know this Kang character, but my compliments on the Easter egg.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on June 03, 2018, 03:31:13 am
I don't know this Kang character, but my compliments on the Easter egg.

He's a warlord from Dimension X

(https://icdn2.digitaltrends.com/image/krang-tmnt-2-720x720.jpg?ver=1.jpg)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 03, 2018, 03:35:34 am
Colby Dykes, a friend of mine on FB, got all crazy and did THIS.  I must respond.

Quote
Oh, to speak of Sam Tarwell.

To tell of his life is to risk summoning cthulhu for the purpose of telling it to lick your barnacle covered taint, but I'll attempt it anyway, Nyarlathotep be dammed.

In school he was as mediocre as one could possibly be, if you overlook him killing half his classmates by making chemical weapons in math class, killing another half by building a genocidal AI in choir, and the last half from causing internal bleeding by giving them all unending "pink bellies" in gym. He was mediocre because there was no one left to compare him to, therefore leaving him no one to be averaged against.

In the military he was awarded 35 individual medals for his mission to *-----redacted---* in the year *------redacted----* for the purpose of *-----redacted----*. Reading that mission report will cause your eyes to bleed with patriotism, which is now being referred to by doctors as "rapid onset ocular cancer", but that's commie talk and fuck them.

His life after the military is fulfilling in its own right, as he holds the lives and well being of several hundred wealthy senior citizens in the palm of his hands. He occasionally executes them on a whim, as tin pot dictators living in Tucson Arizona are known to do. Sometimes he feeds them to the homeless, sometimes he lets piranhas loose in the pool, and other times he simply steers the more visually impaired ones towards woodchippers and let's them do it themselves.

He is a walking version of "the aristocratics!" Joke, but only if it is was written by Bob Sagat and read aloud by bobcat goldthwait while he gargles a big glass of Tim conways jizzum.

He is a man who will be greatly missed now that he is gone. He's not dead mind you, he has simply escaped the facility and has therefore doomed us all to an awful awful death as he sabotages every water treatment plant in America, and reroutes all sewage lines into the city water. With the exception of flint Michigan that is, which he will singlehandedly repair. In Sam's own words "they've suffered enough, now it's everyone else's turn.".

Farewell and Godspeed you magnificent fuck.

Farewell.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on June 03, 2018, 03:36:40 am
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on June 03, 2018, 08:26:36 am
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 05, 2018, 11:42:49 pm
This is our America.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/swat-swarms-home-of-parkland-student-activist-david-hogg-after-a-prank-call-to-police/ar-AAyfPEC?ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on June 06, 2018, 09:38:42 am
This just in: RE: anyone interested in trolling The Shroomery: Phred and Zappa are dead, and the Political Discussion forum has precisely one moderator, who leans left, and seems fairly non-interventional.

My God, people are even talking with words and stuff in the Political Cartoons thread, which seems to have been taken over by anti-Semites.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on June 07, 2018, 09:33:27 pm
I just realised I must have forgotten to unfriend Lys, after I saw him sharing a picture with the hastag #FreeTommy.

For those of you who don't pay attention to low level UK fuckwits, Tommy Robinson is the former leader of the anti-Muslim "English Defence League", who was recently jailed for...well, I think this article (https://thesecretbarrister.com/2018/05/25/what-has-happened-to-poor-tommy-robinson/) sums it up best.

Apparently, being found guilty of contempt of court for undertaking actions which might have caused a mistrial are a "free speech" issue, and poor Tommy is now a political prisoner of the British State who are *checks notes* defending Muslim pedophile rape gangs.  Except, you know, he's not and they're not.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on June 08, 2018, 02:17:28 am
So its two am and im channeling spirits through half a bottle of jameson. Work are still embarrasing themselves down at the bar as is right and proper to do. I dont feel right, nothing has felt right in so long. Theres no one thing i can put my finger on. Its like five or ten years ago i stumbled into a world that isnt my own. Close to real but only an approximation.
There's no real point to this message  other then I am lost.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: rong on June 08, 2018, 03:09:20 am
So its two am and im channeling spirits through half a bottle of jameson. Work are still embarrasing themselves down at the bar as is right and proper to do. I dont feel right, nothing has felt right in so long. Theres no one thing i can put my finger on. Its like five or ten years ago i stumbled into a world that isnt my own. Close to real but only an approximation.
There's no real point to this message  other then I am lost.

""If you find yourself lost in the woods, fuck it, build a house. 'Well, I was lost but now I live here! I have severely improved my predicament!'"" - hedberg
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 08, 2018, 05:27:35 am
I just realised I must have forgotten to unfriend Lys, after I saw him sharing a picture with the hastag #FreeTommy.

For those of you who don't pay attention to low level UK fuckwits, Tommy Robinson is the former leader of the anti-Muslim "English Defence League", who was recently jailed for...well, I think this article (https://thesecretbarrister.com/2018/05/25/what-has-happened-to-poor-tommy-robinson/) sums it up best.

Apparently, being found guilty of contempt of court for undertaking actions which might have caused a mistrial are a "free speech" issue, and poor Tommy is now a political prisoner of the British State who are *checks notes* defending Muslim pedophile rape gangs.  Except, you know, he's not and they're not.

I unfriended him because he's an insane meth head.  How he's survived this long is anyone's guess, but it doesn't surprise me that he's siding with Nazis.  He always was a big bag of bad decisions.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 08, 2018, 05:28:28 am
So its two am and im channeling spirits through half a bottle of jameson. Work are still embarrasing themselves down at the bar as is right and proper to do. I dont feel right, nothing has felt right in so long. Theres no one thing i can put my finger on. Its like five or ten years ago i stumbled into a world that isnt my own. Close to real but only an approximation.
There's no real point to this message  other then I am lost.

 Contrary to things I have said regarding my own life, I do not suggest pouring booze all over depression.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on June 08, 2018, 09:09:21 am
Christ, I shouldn't drink, it makes me a mopey SOB. What set me off as well was I got a call from the army (Greek) saying I need to do my service, of which I responded with "yeah, no, I'm not doing that", they basically said I can't go back to Greece without being picked up and drafted into basic training.
I wasn't planning on going back any time soon, but it still bummed me out.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on June 08, 2018, 01:58:04 pm
Well it's been two weeks working as a human palletizer machine in very hot conditions on third shift, and my body is finally adjusting. I actually feel full of pep this morning and my feet and back barely ache at all. My contract is through October and by then I hope to have a new ride so I can get work further from my place that will hopefully be more permanent. Overall I feel optimistic in a way that I haven't for years now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cramulus on June 08, 2018, 03:08:45 pm
I just realised I must have forgotten to unfriend Lys, after I saw him sharing a picture with the hastag #FreeTommy.

you guys know me, I'm probably too forgiving of people who ought to know better


I finally unfriended him after an episode on FB where someone was talking about transphobia and he went out of his way to "trigger" my trans friend. And then when she got upset he mocked her about it.

and I had a bigass private conversation with him, really spent 2 hours trying to talk to him about why intentionally being a dick to trans people is not part of the Good Signal he thinks he's supporting.

Cause I mean that's the weird thing... that a lot of these provacatory troll types really do think they're helping the world in some way -- I can really relate to that due to the time I spent being a dick to people in the name of Eris, so I feel like I have a responsibility to help ease people out of that space.

In the end, he apologized for hurting my friend's feelings, but said that he would probably do it again if given the opportunity.

sigh---goodbye asshole, I wish I could say it was fun knowing you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on June 08, 2018, 04:33:50 pm
I just realised I must have forgotten to unfriend Lys, after I saw him sharing a picture with the hastag #FreeTommy.

you guys know me, I'm probably too forgiving of people who ought to know better


I finally unfriended him after an episode on FB where someone was talking about transphobia and he went out of his way to "trigger" my trans friend. And then when she got upset he mocked her about it.

and I had a bigass private conversation with him, really spent 2 hours trying to talk to him about why intentionally being a dick to trans people is not part of the Good Signal he thinks he's supporting.

Cause I mean that's the weird thing... that a lot of these provacatory troll types really do think they're helping the world in some way -- I can really relate to that due to the time I spent being a dick to people in the name of Eris, so I feel like I have a responsibility to help ease people out of that space.

In the end, he apologized for hurting my friend's feelings, but said that he would probably do it again if given the opportunity.

sigh---goodbye asshole, I wish I could say it was fun knowing you.

Your forgiving nature is part of your charm, but possibly a holdover from your Christianity days. You did have those yes? God knows I struggle with knowing when to stop turning the other cheek and deck someone...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Pergamos on June 08, 2018, 05:04:50 pm
I just realised I must have forgotten to unfriend Lys, after I saw him sharing a picture with the hastag #FreeTommy.

you guys know me, I'm probably too forgiving of people who ought to know better


I finally unfriended him after an episode on FB where someone was talking about transphobia and he went out of his way to "trigger" my trans friend. And then when she got upset he mocked her about it.

and I had a bigass private conversation with him, really spent 2 hours trying to talk to him about why intentionally being a dick to trans people is not part of the Good Signal he thinks he's supporting.

Cause I mean that's the weird thing... that a lot of these provacatory troll types really do think they're helping the world in some way -- I can really relate to that due to the time I spent being a dick to people in the name of Eris, so I feel like I have a responsibility to help ease people out of that space.

In the end, he apologized for hurting my friend's feelings, but said that he would probably do it again if given the opportunity.

sigh---goodbye asshole, I wish I could say it was fun knowing you.

I'm still a dick to people in the name of Eris.  I troll for justice and I am not gonna stop, but the people I am a dick to are the ones punching down.  Terfs, nazis, etc.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on June 08, 2018, 05:15:15 pm
I just realised I must have forgotten to unfriend Lys, after I saw him sharing a picture with the hastag #FreeTommy.

you guys know me, I'm probably too forgiving of people who ought to know better


I finally unfriended him after an episode on FB where someone was talking about transphobia and he went out of his way to "trigger" my trans friend. And then when she got upset he mocked her about it.

and I had a bigass private conversation with him, really spent 2 hours trying to talk to him about why intentionally being a dick to trans people is not part of the Good Signal he thinks he's supporting.

Cause I mean that's the weird thing... that a lot of these provacatory troll types really do think they're helping the world in some way -- I can really relate to that due to the time I spent being a dick to people in the name of Eris, so I feel like I have a responsibility to help ease people out of that space.

In the end, he apologized for hurting my friend's feelings, but said that he would probably do it again if given the opportunity.

sigh---goodbye asshole, I wish I could say it was fun knowing you.

I'm still a dick to people in the name of Eris.  I troll for justice and I am not gonna stop, but the people I am a dick to are the ones punching down.  Terfs, nazis, etc.

What is a Terf?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Pergamos on June 08, 2018, 05:26:26 pm
I just realised I must have forgotten to unfriend Lys, after I saw him sharing a picture with the hastag #FreeTommy.

you guys know me, I'm probably too forgiving of people who ought to know better


I finally unfriended him after an episode on FB where someone was talking about transphobia and he went out of his way to "trigger" my trans friend. And then when she got upset he mocked her about it.

and I had a bigass private conversation with him, really spent 2 hours trying to talk to him about why intentionally being a dick to trans people is not part of the Good Signal he thinks he's supporting.

Cause I mean that's the weird thing... that a lot of these provacatory troll types really do think they're helping the world in some way -- I can really relate to that due to the time I spent being a dick to people in the name of Eris, so I feel like I have a responsibility to help ease people out of that space.

In the end, he apologized for hurting my friend's feelings, but said that he would probably do it again if given the opportunity.

sigh---goodbye asshole, I wish I could say it was fun knowing you.

I'm still a dick to people in the name of Eris.  I troll for justice and I am not gonna stop, but the people I am a dick to are the ones punching down.  Terfs, nazis, etc.

What is a Terf?

Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist.  They're women, usually lesbians but not always, who believe that trans women are actually men who are trying to infiltrate the feminine so they can further victimize women and destroy their safe spaces.  Some of them are relatively harmless and simply wrong, others are downright monsters who would like to see trans women all locked up.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 08, 2018, 06:07:52 pm
Christ, I shouldn't drink, it makes me a mopey SOB. What set me off as well was I got a call from the army (Greek) saying I need to do my service, of which I responded with "yeah, no, I'm not doing that", they basically said I can't go back to Greece without being picked up and drafted into basic training.
I wasn't planning on going back any time soon, but it still bummed me out.

Oh, yeah.  I know a couple of guys who are dodging ICE because they skipped service in Mexico.  So they're sort of between the devil and the deep blue sea.

And pouring booze on a specific problem, I DO endorse.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on June 09, 2018, 10:00:16 pm
Printed out about 300 flyers. This was a poor decision. For reference:

(https://c-7npsfqifvt34x24dx2ep1cdx2edpn.g00.boston.com/g00/3_c-7x78x78x78.cptupo.dpn_/c-7NPSFQIFVT34x24iuuqtx3ax2fx2fd.p1cd.dpnx2fx78q-dpoufoux2fvqmpbetx2f3128x2f17x2fcptupo-qsjef-qbsbef-nbq-961x24mbshf.kqhx3fj21d.nbslx3djnbhf_$/$/$/$/$/$)

I ran out at Stuart St. Barely a block after the first turn.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on June 09, 2018, 10:03:22 pm
When in doubt, the number of fliers produced should be OVER 9000
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on June 11, 2018, 11:50:51 pm
Smashed my hand but good in the door yesterday. Old client killed my access to photoshop. I've got InDesign still running but the next time windows decides to restart that'll be closed so I'm trying to smash together some multifolds and new pages before I lose access for a bit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on June 12, 2018, 04:33:53 am
Handed in my Letter of Resignation at work today. I'm the second person to do so in the past week, so I think the bosses are worried about a mass exodus...again.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on June 12, 2018, 07:04:01 am
Apply peer pressure to former co-workers.  "Go on, quit...all the cool kids are doing it."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on June 12, 2018, 07:49:29 pm
Christ, I shouldn't drink, it makes me a mopey SOB. What set me off as well was I got a call from the army (Greek) saying I need to do my service, of which I responded with "yeah, no, I'm not doing that", they basically said I can't go back to Greece without being picked up and drafted into basic training.
I wasn't planning on going back any time soon, but it still bummed me out.

Getting kicked out of an army is a life experience. Why are you depriving yourself? If you last more than a couple of days pull a Shawn Nelson and you'll be out in no time.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on June 12, 2018, 11:56:22 pm
Maybe one day, I don't speak Greek so it wouldn't be the easiest (that's not a disqualification though). There's not a hope of work being OK with that, I don't remember ever being busier, we're seriously considering supply as well as energy demand services, so there's a lot of research to be done on that.
I'd have to spend the time in Greece, service can be anywhere between 1-6 Months unless a war breaks out in which case you end up in active service. They don't provide even a basic income, just food and accommodation so that would leave herself with the mortgage unless I saved up enough to cover it for a long period.
They are basically an alien nation, getting kicked out wouldn't offset the fact that I have only a passing relationship with the country.  What really got my goat is; My mother and father broke up when I was six, my mother moved to another part of Greece and tried to start a new life, she didn't want to come back to Ireland, but as a woman they wouldn't let her work more then 20 hours a week, which made it impossible to support me, my brother and her. Hence why we left. The Country that offered no support to my family has the galling audacity to now think that I in some way owe them service.

I don't consider myself Greek, I'm Irish, if I was to have service to a nation it would be here, to ideologies of neutrality that I respect. I don't recognize them as having any authority over me. If that means never setting foot back there again, fine. Anyway, rant over.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on June 13, 2018, 01:40:17 pm
I'm steadily getting used to the raw physical nature of my work. The first couple of weeks saw me REALLY wrecked after a shift, and now I'm merely exhausted after doing a two person palletizing job by myself for 8 hours. Probably be doing the same thing again tonight. I've worked 4 days a week so far and clear about $300 a week after taxes. Compared to what I'm used to this is an exorbitant amount of money. I'm going to save as much of it as I can and try to get a vehicle before the contract ends in October. Then I'll have more options for employment.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 13, 2018, 05:07:44 pm
I'm steadily getting used to the raw physical nature of my work. The first couple of weeks saw me REALLY wrecked after a shift, and now I'm merely exhausted after doing a two person palletizing job by myself for 8 hours. Probably be doing the same thing again tonight. I've worked 4 days a week so far and clear about $300 a week after taxes. Compared to what I'm used to this is an exorbitant amount of money. I'm going to save as much of it as I can and try to get a vehicle before the contract ends in October. Then I'll have more options for employment.

Watch your back.  I mean your literal back.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on June 13, 2018, 05:18:09 pm
Just don't literally watch it, because that will lead to neck problems.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on June 13, 2018, 05:21:32 pm
I'm steadily getting used to the raw physical nature of my work. The first couple of weeks saw me REALLY wrecked after a shift, and now I'm merely exhausted after doing a two person palletizing job by myself for 8 hours. Probably be doing the same thing again tonight. I've worked 4 days a week so far and clear about $300 a week after taxes. Compared to what I'm used to this is an exorbitant amount of money. I'm going to save as much of it as I can and try to get a vehicle before the contract ends in October. Then I'll have more options for employment.

Watch your back.  I mean your literal back.

I am, thanks. I stretch and use the best body mechanics the situation permits. I also just bought some Naproxen to help with swelling and various aches. My body has limits and I listen to them. But nothing has been pulled or torn. At the moment that I'm typing this with about 440mg of Naproxen in my system I feel pretty good overall.

Just don't literally watch it, because that will lead to neck problems.

 :lulz: :lulz: Got it!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on June 13, 2018, 07:20:29 pm
Make sure you have low-to-moderate alcohol intake with naproxen.  It can really fuck up the liver.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 13, 2018, 07:21:55 pm
Make sure you have low-to-moderate alcohol intake with naproxen.  It can really fuck up the liver.

That goes with any anti-inflammatory.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 13, 2018, 08:41:11 pm
Board is fucking up, it keeps saying that the message body of a post is blank when it's not.

In the theology thread.  I just wrote out a response and it will not accept it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 13, 2018, 08:43:39 pm
Board is fucking up, it keeps saying that the message body of a post is blank when it's not.

In the theology thread.  I just wrote out a response and it will not accept it.

Never mind.

It seems that there is now some sort of maximum number of nested quotes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 13, 2018, 08:56:25 pm
AND THEN THIS HAPPENED/HAPPENS/WILL HAPPEN:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/pence-to-be-greeted-by-big-gay-dance-party-in-ohio/ar-AAyATQI?ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on June 13, 2018, 08:57:25 pm
AND THEN THIS HAPPENED/HAPPENS/WILL HAPPEN:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/pence-to-be-greeted-by-big-gay-dance-party-in-ohio/ar-AAyATQI?ocid=spartanntp

 :dream:

 :gheyforum:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on June 14, 2018, 03:00:35 am
Make sure you have low-to-moderate alcohol intake with naproxen.  It can really fuck up the liver.

Yeah.. been thinking about never drinking again anyway. If I do I'll flush my system for 24 hrs first. I still may do a drunken rant here and there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on June 14, 2018, 06:11:18 am
Apply peer pressure to former co-workers.  "Go on, quit...all the cool kids are doing it."
The funny thing is, I barely need to. Just the other day I heard about another lady who's quitting, so the tally is sitting at 3 so far, with another three to go if we wanna break the previous record of 5 people in one week. Hell, they just hired two new people to our program, might just walk up and be like ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on June 14, 2018, 02:26:12 pm
Apply peer pressure to former co-workers.  "Go on, quit...all the cool kids are doing it."
The funny thing is, I barely need to. Just the other day I heard about another lady who's quitting, so the tally is sitting at 3 so far, with another three to go if we wanna break the previous record of 5 people in one week. Hell, they just hired two new people to our program, might just walk up and be like ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE!

What are the circumstances making everybody leave?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on June 14, 2018, 07:12:43 pm
Well, for starters, they have a reputation for low pay, even among the mental health field, which is really saying something.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on June 14, 2018, 07:17:36 pm
The only upside to that is that they have an entire training institute to help you get certificates and shit. But seeing as I had a degree and qualifications BEFORE being hired into a position that is SO ENTRY LEVEL, I shit you not, ONE OF OUR CLIENTS CAN DO IT AFTER ONE WEEK OF TRAINING, one can see how maybe I'm not getting the full value of that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on June 14, 2018, 08:00:52 pm
So, speaking of work...

HR have rescheduled another meeting with me.  Given we've only arranged two meetings thus far, and both have had to be rescheduled (in each case adding an extra week into the process), that is quite impressive.

Oh well, at least this means I can have some beers and watch Egypt vs Uruguay tomorrow.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Scott The Cuck on June 15, 2018, 07:42:11 am
Ya'll still cucking?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on June 15, 2018, 09:09:33 am
So, speaking of work...

HR have rescheduled another meeting with me.  Given we've only arranged two meetings thus far, and both have had to be rescheduled (in each case adding an extra week into the process), that is quite impressive.

Oh well, at least this means I can have some beers and watch Egypt vs Uruguay tomorrow.

Which do you think will happen first the management meeting or the legal letter landing on their desk?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on June 15, 2018, 09:44:49 am
The police are also taking their sweet time, so hard to say
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Hoopla on June 15, 2018, 01:35:33 pm
Ya'll still cucking?

Cuck a doodle doo.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Scott The Cuck on June 20, 2018, 11:22:03 pm
Alright Trump signed the documentation to HALT the separation of immigrant families.

Congrats democrats/liberals you can go back to not caring about immigrants as usual. You can also go "lallalallala" whenever someone mentions the fact Obama deported, and seperated more immigrants than Bush did.

Also can you stop asking me to fuck your wife?
Yea I get it Bernie can still win. Fuck off.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 20, 2018, 11:31:41 pm
Alright Trump signed the documentation to HALT the separation of immigrant families.

Congrats democrats/liberals you can go back to not caring about immigrants as usual. You can also go "lallalallala" whenever someone mentions the fact Obama deported, and seperated more immigrants than Bush did.

Also can you stop asking me to fuck your wife?
Yea I get it Bernie can still win. Fuck off.


Well, aside from the fact that Obama did not separate in 8 years more families than Trump did in 6 weeks, okay.


However, there are in fact kiddie gulags and YOU owe ME a beer.  And you gotta do the monkey dance.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on June 20, 2018, 11:38:35 pm
Petulantly separating families and then saying it's the democrats fault for not letting him build his wall is the start of it. At some point this year people are going to walk into the oval office to find him stabbing Melania repeatedly and saying "STOP MAKING ME DO THIS".
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 20, 2018, 11:52:52 pm
AND THIS

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/government-funded-treatment-center-forcibly-injected-immigrant-kids-with-drugs-lawsuit-alleges/ar-AAyVw0l?ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 20, 2018, 11:55:41 pm
"We're taking really good care of them but you can't look unless you give us 2 weeks warning so we can hose them down pretty the place up.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/absolute-outrage-fla-lawmakers-not-allowed-into-kids-shelter/ar-AAyTVPS?ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Scott The Cuck on June 21, 2018, 12:15:27 am

Here's what it actually does…
1. Codifies Jeff Sessions' "zero tolerance" directive until new immigration legislation is passed.
2. Limits the definition of family to parent-child pairs. Aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. are excluded.
3. Puts families under Homeland Security custody during criminal, immigration cases. Previously, children and detained families had to be held in facilities contracted by the Department of Health and Human Services.
3c. Authorizes the military to build new prisons for migrant families.
3d. Allows all Federal departments to offer their buildings as prisons.
3e. Authorizes the DOJ to try to wriggle out of the Flores Agreement.
4. Orders parents to be prosecuted first in immigration courts

Text of EO: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/affording-congress-opportunity-address-family-separation/

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on June 21, 2018, 06:38:10 am
So, speaking of work...

HR have rescheduled another meeting with me.  Given we've only arranged two meetings thus far, and both have had to be rescheduled (in each case adding an extra week into the process), that is quite impressive.

Oh well, at least this means I can have some beers and watch Egypt vs Uruguay tomorrow.

And....rescheduled again.  No date given this time, just a "I will be in touch with future date".

 :lulz:

I was "joking" that this would happen just the other day with my co-worker.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on June 21, 2018, 12:43:18 pm
Honestly, what the fuck, Cain.


Feels like you have to bring up a second complaint to HR... about how HR is treating you.


Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on June 21, 2018, 03:12:52 pm
Okay, starting to wonder if my blood sugar is fucked up or maybe it's just my strips. Woke up, blood tested at 124, tested again to be sure, it shot up to 147.now, maybe I'm just way too stressed about the whole baby gulags thing, but fuck there's no way that's accurate. Took two metformin just in case.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on June 21, 2018, 04:09:17 pm

Here's what it actually does…
1. Codifies Jeff Sessions' "zero tolerance" directive until new immigration legislation is passed.
2. Limits the definition of family to parent-child pairs. Aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. are excluded.
3. Puts families under Homeland Security custody during criminal, immigration cases. Previously, children and detained families had to be held in facilities contracted by the Department of Health and Human Services.
3c. Authorizes the military to build new prisons for migrant families.
3d. Allows all Federal departments to offer their buildings as prisons.
3e. Authorizes the DOJ to try to wriggle out of the Flores Agreement.
4. Orders parents to be prosecuted first in immigration courts

Text of EO: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/affording-congress-opportunity-address-family-separation/

That last one makes it nigh on impossible for families to regain custody of their children, whole thing could take years and cost a fortune. It's stupid and petulant. I cant build my wall so I will hurt people and make a money pit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 21, 2018, 05:26:31 pm
Okay, starting to wonder if my blood sugar is fucked up or maybe it's just my strips. Woke up, blood tested at 124, tested again to be sure, it shot up to 147.now, maybe I'm just way too stressed about the whole baby gulags thing, but fuck there's no way that's accurate. Took two metformin just in case.

A few things:

1.  What time did you last eat (last night, presumably, but when precisely)?
2.  Two metformin isn't a thing.  It's not insulin.
3.  Are you constantly testing yourself on the same finger?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on June 21, 2018, 06:30:02 pm
1. I had dinner later than usual, around 8ish.
2. *Shrugs* seems like it usually works for me. Keep in mind I weigh more than most people.
3. I generally test on whichever finger feels less sensitive than the others.

I'd be willing to chalk this up to bad diet, except there was a another thing last week where I woke up and tested at 57 despite feeling completely normal, and then retested at like, 97. So I'm wondering if my testing equipment is just off. I haven't had the solution to test this vial of test strips, so it's possible that my data for the last few weeks is inaccurate
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 21, 2018, 07:16:40 pm
1. I had dinner later than usual, around 8ish.
2. *Shrugs* seems like it usually works for me. Keep in mind I weigh more than most people.
3. I generally test on whichever finger feels less sensitive than the others.

I'd be willing to chalk this up to bad diet, except there was a another thing last week where I woke up and tested at 57 despite feeling completely normal, and then retested at like, 97. So I'm wondering if my testing equipment is just off. I haven't had the solution to test this vial of test strips, so it's possible that my data for the last few weeks is inaccurate

Are you using C25 strips?


And I have had bad batches of strips, but they tend to consistently test high or low.  It's also possible that the testing computer itself is fucked.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on June 21, 2018, 07:27:18 pm
Yea, I talked to the local pharmacist today, they said it could be the glucometer itself. I do remember one incident a while back where control fluid seeped into the slit where the strips go, maybe that's fucked it up.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on June 21, 2018, 07:28:46 pm
Or it could just be the Chinese food yesterday.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on June 21, 2018, 07:31:19 pm
Honestly, what the fuck, Cain.


Feels like you have to bring up a second complaint to HR... about how HR is treating you.

Which would be the second complaint of that kind, since the first complaint was, essentially a) you're making me work alongside the person who broke into my flat, b) and you took 5 months to make a decision on that.

Apparently she's got to do more "investigating", so either HR really fucked up somewhere, management really fucked up somewhere, or this whole incident is about to get turned around on me (in which case, I'm already packed to move, and I go nuclear on them).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 21, 2018, 07:33:43 pm
Or it could just be the Chinese food yesterday.

I could see late-evening Chinese giving you a high result, but not two different results.

Also, blood sugar does most of it's horrible damage while you're sleeping, because you are doing nothing to burn it up...And unlike normal primates, our systems don't just handle it.

So it's worth mentioning that I rarely eat after 7:30 PM.  125 isn't terrible for daytime, but it's lousy for sleeping hours.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on June 21, 2018, 08:44:31 pm
I guess have a chat with my doc about the glucometerand try to get back to my usual meal schedule and seeif that helps things
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on June 22, 2018, 08:14:30 am
I'd pin this false-positive in facial recognition on having skipped lunch, otherwise, on my way to dinner, Seth McFamily guy was totally checking out my street in the back of an escalade with the window rolled half down. I mention this because the political economy of expired parking meters demands it, also, due to whiskey and expertly evaded blow darts. THIS IS ALL!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 25, 2018, 11:26:48 pm
My guts are a nightmare right now.

I am a walking Geneva Convention violation.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Capeditiea on June 25, 2018, 11:52:57 pm
My guts are a nightmare right now.

I am a walking Geneva Convention violation.


you might need to see the doctor about this. *nods, i know a pretty good one, he goes by the name Doktor Howl.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 26, 2018, 12:01:08 am
My guts are a nightmare right now.

I am a walking Geneva Convention violation.


you might need to see the doctor about this. *nods, i know a pretty good one, he goes by the name Doktor Howl.

He says "go to church and share the love."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Capeditiea on June 26, 2018, 05:48:41 am
:D hopefully there is a bunch of juicy love to give.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 26, 2018, 06:33:54 am
:D hopefully there is a bunch of juicy love to give.

You have NO IDEA.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Capeditiea on June 26, 2018, 07:24:53 am
:D hopefully there is a bunch of juicy love to give.

You have NO IDEA.


:O is it enough to summon Yog-Sothoth and potentially Yig?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on June 26, 2018, 08:25:08 am
One state over, geyser eruptions rain scat long the coast.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 26, 2018, 04:42:36 pm
One state over, geyser eruptions rain scat long the coast.

I like to think of Tucson as the eye of the shitstorm.  My neighbors are "safe".  You are doomed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Capeditiea on June 26, 2018, 04:50:24 pm
Well, shit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on June 26, 2018, 05:07:26 pm
Well, shit.

Precisely.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on June 26, 2018, 10:32:01 pm
 :aaa:
One state over, geyser eruptions rain scat long the coast.

I like to think of Tucson as the eye of the shitstorm.  My neighbors are "safe".  You are doomed.
We battened down the hatches... and this only made the carnage even more devastating.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 29, 2018, 12:48:32 am
So, doing the reforecast, I find a GIGANTIC GODDAMN financial error.  Not malfeasance, just a huge fucking mistake that will take me all day Saturday to untangle.  The error predates me being here by about 8 months.

Boss is like "Holy shit.  Good catch."


Big boss is like "Why don't you sit down so I can rip you a new asshole for 45 minutes about this and by the way you suck and all your people suck and I feel I must now begin actively micromanaging your group, but not the groups that aren't getting things done or are hemmoraging money."

Big boss is going away for a couple of weeks on vacation starting tomorrow afternoon, and I need to go get some live traps for rats.  These two things are more connected than they might appear.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Capeditiea on June 29, 2018, 06:38:07 am
So, doing the reforecast, I find a GIGANTIC GODDAMN financial error.  Not malfeasance, just a huge fucking mistake that will take me all day Saturday to untangle.  The error predates me being here by about 8 months.

Boss is like "Holy shit.  Good catch."


Big boss is like "Why don't you sit down so I can rip you a new asshole for 45 minutes about this and by the way you suck and all your people suck and I feel I must now begin actively micromanaging your group, but not the groups that aren't getting things done or are hemmoraging money."

Big boss is going away for a couple of weeks on vacation starting tomorrow afternoon, and I need to go get some live traps for rats.  These two things are more connected than they might appear.

covertly place one in his chair, in his top desk drawer, and three in random locations :D
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on June 29, 2018, 06:56:51 am
The pied Doktor of Tucson.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on June 29, 2018, 10:52:10 am
UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on June 29, 2018, 12:57:55 pm
So, doing the reforecast, I find a GIGANTIC GODDAMN financial error.  Not malfeasance, just a huge fucking mistake that will take me all day Saturday to untangle.  The error predates me being here by about 8 months.

Boss is like "Holy shit.  Good catch."


Big boss is like "Why don't you sit down so I can rip you a new asshole for 45 minutes about this and by the way you suck and all your people suck and I feel I must now begin actively micromanaging your group, but not the groups that aren't getting things done or are hemmoraging money."

Big boss is going away for a couple of weeks on vacation starting tomorrow afternoon, and I need to go get some live traps for rats.  These two things are more connected than they might appear.

No good deed goes unpunished.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 29, 2018, 03:14:34 pm
So, doing the reforecast, I find a GIGANTIC GODDAMN financial error.  Not malfeasance, just a huge fucking mistake that will take me all day Saturday to untangle.  The error predates me being here by about 8 months.

Boss is like "Holy shit.  Good catch."


Big boss is like "Why don't you sit down so I can rip you a new asshole for 45 minutes about this and by the way you suck and all your people suck and I feel I must now begin actively micromanaging your group, but not the groups that aren't getting things done or are hemmoraging money."

Big boss is going away for a couple of weeks on vacation starting tomorrow afternoon, and I need to go get some live traps for rats.  These two things are more connected than they might appear.

No good deed goes unpunished.

Boss's boss has become unhinged.  I am not the only person getting the Fukushima treatment.

Probably something to do with his RA meds.  Not that this will prevent horrible revenge.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on June 29, 2018, 03:48:01 pm
So, doing the reforecast, I find a GIGANTIC GODDAMN financial error.  Not malfeasance, just a huge fucking mistake that will take me all day Saturday to untangle.  The error predates me being here by about 8 months.

Boss is like "Holy shit.  Good catch."


Big boss is like "Why don't you sit down so I can rip you a new asshole for 45 minutes about this and by the way you suck and all your people suck and I feel I must now begin actively micromanaging your group, but not the groups that aren't getting things done or are hemmoraging money."

Big boss is going away for a couple of weeks on vacation starting tomorrow afternoon, and I need to go get some live traps for rats.  These two things are more connected than they might appear.

That sounds like my job, except both my boss and the boss's boss would in on the slamming and micromanaging.

Also, they would get so caught up in that, they would forget to implement the cost-saving measures entirely.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 29, 2018, 03:59:21 pm
So, doing the reforecast, I find a GIGANTIC GODDAMN financial error.  Not malfeasance, just a huge fucking mistake that will take me all day Saturday to untangle.  The error predates me being here by about 8 months.

Boss is like "Holy shit.  Good catch."


Big boss is like "Why don't you sit down so I can rip you a new asshole for 45 minutes about this and by the way you suck and all your people suck and I feel I must now begin actively micromanaging your group, but not the groups that aren't getting things done or are hemmoraging money."

Big boss is going away for a couple of weeks on vacation starting tomorrow afternoon, and I need to go get some live traps for rats.  These two things are more connected than they might appear.

That sounds like my job, except both my boss and the boss's boss would in on the slamming and micromanaging.

Also, they would get so caught up in that, they would forget to implement the cost-saving measures entirely.

My boss was not invited to the slam.  Needless to say, he's not happy about any of this.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: rong on July 01, 2018, 03:49:52 pm
while reading this article about a guy escaping prison - IN A HELICOPTER! I saw this picture and was compelled to share (https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/breaking-top-gangster-escapes-french-12829634)

(https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article12829760.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/FRANCE-JUSTICE-POLICE-EVASION.jpg)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 02, 2018, 07:17:54 am
I love how my co-worker assumes that, if a sexual assault allegation is made, the woman is automatically suspect, if not at fault.

Yes, Yvonne, that 11 year old tease really seduced that 17 year old boy, with her coquettish, slutty ways.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on July 02, 2018, 07:45:51 am
Got set up with a new glucometer. Blood Sugar seems to be doing fine, i'm having pretty controlled readings so far, with none of the weird spikes i was seeing before.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on July 02, 2018, 09:13:33 am
I love how my co-worker assumes that, if a sexual assault allegation is made, the woman is automatically suspect, if not at fault.

Yes, Yvonne, that 11 year old tease really seduced that 17 year old boy, with her coquettish, slutty ways.

That's really fucked up. Lowest form of ass covering as well "If it didn't happen, then we don't have the responsibility"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 02, 2018, 06:25:19 pm
Yvonne has...views.  A lot of them.  I won't even get into how she embarrassed practically everyone in a 50 mile radius when a student was dropped off by her parents, who are a gay couple.

But then her "Christianity" doesn't extend to not lying or stealing, so she's probably just a bigoted hypocrite.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 02, 2018, 06:55:38 pm
Yvonne has...views.  A lot of them.  I won't even get into how she embarrassed practically everyone in a 50 mile radius when a student was dropped off by her parents, who are a gay couple.

But then her "Christianity" doesn't extend to not lying or stealing, so she's probably just a bigoted hypocrite.


So she's Utah.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 02, 2018, 08:08:55 pm
Kinda, though her skin colour would not make her very welcome there.  She's more Kingston, Jamaica.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 02, 2018, 09:32:09 pm
Kinda, though her skin colour would not make her very welcome there.  She's more Kingston, Jamaica.

Have you asked her to shut her stupid face?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 02, 2018, 09:32:34 pm
Got set up with a new glucometer. Blood Sugar seems to be doing fine, i'm having pretty controlled readings so far, with none of the weird spikes i was seeing before.

Instrumentation issues are a bitch.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 02, 2018, 09:56:39 pm
Kinda, though her skin colour would not make her very welcome there.  She's more Kingston, Jamaica.

Have you asked her to shut her stupid face?

Pretty much every day.  God I wish I had firing power.  Half the department would be gone, but it'd still give better service as a result.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 02, 2018, 09:58:23 pm
Kinda, though her skin colour would not make her very welcome there.  She's more Kingston, Jamaica.

Have you asked her to shut her stupid face?

Pretty much every day.  God I wish I had firing power.  Half the department would be gone, but it'd still give better service as a result.

You should seriously cultivate the behavior of the lead actor in Black Books.  I mean, if you haven't already.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 03, 2018, 04:53:30 pm
I just realized that the Three's Company theme song passed the galactic central point 10 years ago, and in 20 more years we shall have annoyed ALL of the neighbors.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 03, 2018, 05:06:26 pm
Interesting thought:  The same gene that expresses as a love for mariachi music also is responsible for polka.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 03, 2018, 06:36:49 pm
Interesting thought:  The same gene that expresses as a love for mariachi music also is responsible for polka.

Wait....



I need to think about this.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 03, 2018, 06:43:25 pm
Interesting thought:  The same gene that expresses as a love for mariachi music also is responsible for polka.

Wait....



I need to think about this.

It's true.  Both forms of music involve accordions and the implied need to rupture everyone's eardrums with the excessive volume needed to drown the accordions out.

There is nothing good about either genre, they are in fact the SAME genre, and that genre is based on an angry demon-god who aims to punish us for whatever the fuck we did to piss it off.  It's the only explanation.  Science cannot tell you WHY accordions do what they do.  If you chop one in half, there is NOTHING INSIDE that would make that HORRIBLE NOISE.  Like bag pipes, only with less spit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Brother Mythos on July 04, 2018, 02:33:56 am
Interesting thought:  The same gene that expresses as a love for mariachi music also is responsible for polka.

I never made the connection myself. But, now that you’ve brought it to my attention, I admit that it does make perfect sense.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 04, 2018, 03:58:49 am
Interesting thought:  The same gene that expresses as a love for mariachi music also is responsible for polka.

I never made the connection myself. But, now that you’ve brought it to my attention, I admit that it does make perfect sense.

This is exactly the sort of thing that prevents me from being an atheist.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 04, 2018, 05:09:49 am
Interesting thought:  The same gene that expresses as a love for mariachi music also is responsible for polka.

Wait....



I need to think about this.

It's true.  Both forms of music involve accordions and the implied need to rupture everyone's eardrums with the excessive volume needed to drown the accordions out.

There is nothing good about either genre, they are in fact the SAME genre, and that genre is based on an angry demon-god who aims to punish us for whatever the fuck we did to piss it off.  It's the only explanation.  Science cannot tell you WHY accordions do what they do.  If you chop one in half, there is NOTHING INSIDE that would make that HORRIBLE NOISE.  Like bag pipes, only with less spit.

So like my mom's hometown was made up of Polish and German immigrants two generations ago.  Now it's filling up with Mexicans.

The music has stayed the same.

No one has made bratwurst tacos yet.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 04, 2018, 09:21:47 am

No one has made bratwurst tacos yet.

AGAIN, this is why I can't be an atheist.

Everything around me implies a hostile deity.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on July 04, 2018, 10:48:15 am
Quote from: Trivial

No one has made bratwurst tacos yet.
This is how Trivial made us all millionaires.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cramulus on July 04, 2018, 03:09:13 pm
Interesting thought:  The same gene that expresses as a love for mariachi music also is responsible for polka.

Wait....



I need to think about this.

It's true.  Both forms of music involve accordions and the implied need to rupture everyone's eardrums with the excessive volume needed to drown the accordions out.

There is nothing good about either genre, they are in fact the SAME genre, and that genre is based on an angry demon-god who aims to punish us for whatever the fuck we did to piss it off.  It's the only explanation.  Science cannot tell you WHY accordions do what they do.  If you chop one in half, there is NOTHING INSIDE that would make that HORRIBLE NOISE.  Like bag pipes, only with less spit.

If you remove the accordions from polka, I think it becomes ska
which is the comic sans of music genres, just saying