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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Cain called it. Greece defaults.
« on: Yesterday at 11:33:11 am »
Yeah.  If the idea was to effect a Greece exit from the Eurozone, the EU has done a sterling job.

If it was to get their money back on a timetable that suited them....yeah, not so likely.

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Jesus Cain, if it's 10 degrees higher where you are how have you not mummified? In Ireland we don't really get summers and certainly not heatwaves, fucking hell this is overpowering.

Australian genes.  I know how to mitigate the heat, somewhat.

Also I stole a Master key today and changed my window settings so I can now open them fully.  This has created some kind of bizarre mini-climate in my room, where there is a chilly front by the window and desk, and death heat at the other end of the room, with clouds forming in the middle.

I'm not looking forward to closing the window, but it's definitely made this room livable again.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« on: July 02, 2015, 07:45:19 pm »
Black Company series by Glen Cook.  Nearly finished.

CAN'T TALK.  MUST READ.

Once you're done with that, you really should read The Malazan Books of the Fallen.  It's the Black Company cranked up to 11.

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They're definitely taking a slow burner approach.  There are many things that look interesting or seem potentially interesting down the line...but perhaps they're afraid of peaking too early, like in season 1.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Cain called it. Greece defaults.
« on: July 02, 2015, 06:33:28 pm »
It can get worse for them, considering burning their debts is to all their trading partners who surround them.

I think they could be better off on the drachma, but not out of europe.

Almost definitely.  However the EU would never allow it, for the simple reason is that it would open the door to other states opting out and thus undermining the Euro as a currency.

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This heat.

I haven't slept for more than 2-3 hours uninterrupted all week. I'm starting to feel like a frog in boiling water, only the sadist is fucking incompetent so they've had to jam a lid on the top which I keep slamming my skull into.

This is how supervillains are made.

Keep it up, sun, and I will find a way to END YOU  :argh!:

Could be worse.

My flat makes it so that it's 10-20 degrees hotter inside than outside, day or night.  It's clearly some kind of building error (possibly the boiler) but whatever it is, it means I've slept 10 hours over the past 4 nights.  I'm sweating just sitting down and typing this, and I have a fan on full power behind me.

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So since it's too hot to sleep, I was flipping through my work emails and I noticed (in addition to the three residents who had to visit hospital today, at least in one case possibly due to heat exhaustion) this little doozy:

Quote from: Shift notes
Young man came in claiming he was from the Office of National statistics. Very doubtful this was the case as he came asking questions about flat 19. He was persistent to know information about this room, who lived there, is it empty, when is it next being used etc. The behaviour of this man was very dubious and therefore, [staff member] to review CCTV to identify him. Email also sent to [senior staff].

Once is happenstance.  Twice is coincidence.  Three times...that, ladies and gentleman, is enemy action.  I'm feeling very confident about my security meeting...

Flat 19? Specifically? All three times, or a different flat each time?

Only specific to this occasion, questions about flat 19.

However, in the light of the bizzarely specific (if different) questions on the previous weird night I mentioned, which was followed by an equally weird building invasion less than a week later, I'm...concerned. 

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So since it's too hot to sleep, I was flipping through my work emails and I noticed (in addition to the three residents who had to visit hospital today, at least in one case possibly due to heat exhaustion) this little doozy:

Quote from: Shift notes
Young man came in claiming he was from the Office of National statistics. Very doubtful this was the case as he came asking questions about flat 19. He was persistent to know information about this room, who lived there, is it empty, when is it next being used etc. The behaviour of this man was very dubious and therefore, [staff member] to review CCTV to identify him. Email also sent to [senior staff].

Once is happenstance.  Twice is coincidence.  Three times...that, ladies and gentleman, is enemy action.  I'm feeling very confident about my security meeting...

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Or Kill Me / Re: Luka Magnotta : Everything is A Dream
« on: July 01, 2015, 01:05:27 pm »
I guess he wants to be romanced, maybe the guys in the 25 to life wing have a fear of commitment?

Smuggling in roses and champagne is pretty hard, I'll give them that.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Cain called it. Greece defaults.
« on: July 01, 2015, 01:04:39 pm »
I will laugh on the day Russian economists convince the west its in its own interest to cut its own throat.

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I wonder if sales of Hagakure are soaring in wake of season 2 of True Detective, much like season one prompted purchases of The King in Yellow?  It was pretty prominently displayed in episode one in Ani Bezzerides' home, alongside a less prominent copy of A Book of Five Rings and some what look like some Fairbairn and Sykes knife-fighting manuals.

Well tough luck poseurs, my samurai killer manuals are well over a decade old. My knifefighting manuals too, though I only keep digitized copies of those nowadays.

Who the hell is Ani Bezzerides?

Character in True Detective.  Likes knives, has a New Age hippie cult leader for a father and, works for the County Sherrif's office and spends most of her time staring into the middle distance while looking mildly perturbed

And her full name is Antigone. 

I swear, if there's even a hint that she's going to get locked up in a mausoleum or something, I'm gonna punch the scriptwriters in the face.


Also, save for the final two minutes of last episode, it's is boring as fuck.

I've only watched the episodes while tired as hell, but that was the general impression I was getting too.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Cain called it. Greece defaults.
« on: July 01, 2015, 12:38:13 pm »
Russia can also supply Greece with the oil it pretty desperately needs.  My understanding was that Greece previously had arrangements with Iran regarding the black gold, but the most recent set of sanctions made that impossible to continue.

It would be a significant strategic coup for Moscow...yet another reason we shouldn't be playing this dumbarse game with the Greek government.  If at the start of this whole mess we'd just written off the debt, it would've cost us less than it has now...and that's not including the political and possibly international tensions we're talking about here.  Just in strict monetary terms.

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It gets complicated if one side does have soldiers though.

So long as it's the other side, I can live with that.

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I wonder if sales of Hagakure are soaring in wake of season 2 of True Detective, much like season one prompted purchases of The King in Yellow?  It was pretty prominently displayed in episode one in Ani Bezzerides' home, alongside a less prominent copy of A Book of Five Rings and some what look like some Fairbairn and Sykes knife-fighting manuals.

Well tough luck poseurs, my samurai killer manuals are well over a decade old. My knifefighting manuals too, though I only keep digitized copies of those nowadays.

Who the hell is Ani Bezzerides?

Character in True Detective.  Likes knives, has a New Age hippie cult leader for a father and, works for the County Sherrif's office and spends most of her time staring into the middle distance while looking mildly perturbed

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