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Research...is coming.

Also winter, but mostly research, since saying "winter is coming" when it's already struggling to get above 15C outside and raining all day isn't really all that ominous.

Tuition paid.  I have 4 days then I can put in my thesis (broadly speaking I'm hoping to do research on counterjihadists), and get it confirmed and so actually start writing by the end of the month.  I probably wont finish in time for Xmas, but that is my attempted goal.

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Click here to reserve your free copy of Windows 10 today.

And if you don't want to upgrade, well just get used to having constant reminders on your computer that you can reserve your free upgrade to Windows 10, today.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: August 26, 2015, 12:18:25 am »
Ah, I thought the "mother" reference was to good old Angleton.  It was his codename, apparently, and well, the rest of the plot fits in so well with what some people thought he was doing.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: August 25, 2015, 09:32:01 pm »
Hah (I got the reference)

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As the editors of Rebel News will no doubt be pleased to hear, I'm almost done on this damnable Kurdish article.  Not sure if the diet is making me feel a bit under the weather (though I did lose 4 pounds in 5 days - success) or I've actually legitimately caught something, but I've felt like crap the last few days.

Fun fact: in 2013, the Supreme Military Command of Turkey had a plot to fake an ISIS attack inside Turkey to justify going to war in Syria.

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Enjoy getting constant reminders to upgrade to Windows 10.

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Acosmicist fought the law, and the law won.  :cry:

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Oh, 4chan:


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"me drowning lol"

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: August 24, 2015, 05:32:06 am »
So, apparently, all of Brandon Sanderson's books are actually located in the same metaverse.

Ugh.  This means I'm going to have to read them all.  Again.

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But I'm leaving today! So, not so bad.

Yeah, Miraflores is nice, but pricey.  I also saw on Facebook you had some Chinese food.  Peru's actually got quite a sizeable Japanese and Chinese population, due to 19th century migrant workers, so it's sorta become part of the culture over there.  Hell, even one of their President's was of Japanese descent (though he was also a raging asshole).

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My recollection from 12 years ago is that Bebemos does pretty good burgers.  It wont feel like you've died and gone to burger heaven or anything, but they feel like proper homemade burgers, and a real cut about the usual McD's or Burger King fair.

Not so sure about the chicken place...there are a lot of chicken places in Peru though, and most are cheap and cheerful.   When I was there it was about 2 soles for a good serving of chicken and thick cut chips, maybe three if you wanted a drink and desert or starter.

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The hostel people insist I'm in the right hostel. I have no idea where the other students are and I've already walked all over Mireflores and down to the beach and itīs all just shopping. Bleah.

The most interesting thing so far today, besides the fact that this district is full of thousands of feral cats (in the square across from the hostel, there are at least 50 sitting in tourist's laps at any given time) was that I thought I was ordering an enchilada combo for lunch, but it turned out to be a sort of hamburger made with hot pink spicy ground ham and shredded chicken, wrapped in a potato crepe, with ketchup and shoestring potatoes. It was clearly a miscommunication, and I have no idea what to ask for if I want to replicate it. It was weird, but good, and I fed the extra ham to feral cats.

If you want an actual, nice hamburger, ask for the nearest Bembos.  And get some Inca Cola, while you're there.

I wouldn't be entirely surprised if that is where the other students are, too.

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