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You know, it's not easy to find designs for door-activated traps which definitely won't kill people.

Admittedly, this could be because I have liked a thousand terrorist manuals on my HD, and non-lethal options usually aren't of much interest in those circles.

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I'm not quite at TGRR levels of being able to upset people yet, but on the other hand, wounding the inner child of teenagers is much easier, especially when they let it loose so often.

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Oh, I did use the accomodation service to get my suit cleaned.  My boss is aware of this, and is likely paranoid I have a job interview, going by his recent behaviour.

I don't, but he doesn't need to know that.

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Which charges are we talking about, the students or management?  :lol:

In the case of the former, I've had to oversee the departure of one student, I've harassed another 11 or so about their disgusting fridges, I've not let one have an extra blanket because his wife is staying over for a couple of days, I told 3 they couldn't smoke in the carpark and that they have to go to the designated smoking area, I've had to chase up and talk to another 2 about the late night guest policy and why making me run all over the building looking for them at kicking out time is not going to win my love and affection, I've kicked out at least 4 dividers being used to hold the self-locking fire doors open because apparently carrying a key is a huge burden, I was given blatantly obvious information to give to a student who had already been given the same information at least 4 times earlier that day and I've had to tell two fast food delivery guys to shove off after being exceptionally rude to my assistant in reception when they couldn't see me in the office (and thus thought she was on her own), I've indirectly led to 3 students getting a final warning for smoking, and I've gone to great lengths to explain when another 16 students are being kicked out and what they need to do.

That would be the last 3 days.

I haven't done anything especially to annoy management, except point out how no-one else in this building except me is apparently capable of filing and updating paperwork without their hand being held and a step-by-step guide being produced for it.

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Currently taking bets on someone breaking into my flat while I'm away this weekend.

Anyone?

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Me: ah, Fandom Wank.  I should read more of their greatest hits

Lizzie: Lolol.  Just as I should melt weed chocolate into some hot chocolate when I'm done with this project

Me: just as I should kill my boss, then eat his brains to steal his power

Lizzie: Don't forget his liver for his courage

Me: he doesn't have any of that

Lizzie: Lol. My final is done?! Not ? My brain is a liquid officially

Me: should've killed your boss and eaten their brain, to gain their power

Lizzie: My boss' husband is a cop.  Plus I'm a kiss up so that won't work.  I'll need to murder someone else

Me: murder her husband too

Lizzie: He's a sheriff, which might make it a felony?  Or it's one either way

Me: apparently so.  I just googled "is murdering a sheriff a felony". that will be fun to explain to the NSA

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: May 23, 2016, 05:30:31 pm »
Well, lets not count our chickens before they've hatched.

The UK referendum on the EU has yet to happen.  If that goes badly, as I'm fearing it might, then everything will go to shit.  The effects might not be immediate, but give it 5-10 years and I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot of Europe looking a lot more like Austria had the Freedom Party won.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: May 23, 2016, 02:54:18 pm »
Surprisingly good news: Austria elected the Green candidate.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36362505

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The official result is expected to be announced shortly.

Mr Hofer had led Mr Van der Bellen by 51.9% to 48.1%, the interior ministry said, after counting on Sunday.

But the 750,000 postal votes - roughly 12% of Austria's 6.4 million registered voters - swayed the result.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: May 23, 2016, 02:43:29 pm »
Pretty much, though edging Russia out of the Vietnam arms market is also a factor (Russia being the main supplier of Vietnamese arms).

But it's like 95% about China.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: May 23, 2016, 01:15:05 pm »
It's a good question, given the SS was in and of itself made a proscribed organization after the war.

Basically, he had friends in high places.  The Austrian post-war government charged him with treason over the Anschluss, and he was convincted on lesser charges related to that.  He got 3 years jail time.  His age also may have been a factor...he was 50 by the end of the war, 55 by the end of the trial, and had served as a junior officer in WWI. 

Some of his pre-war opinions may also have helped him here...he was known for being a more "moderate" Nazi when it came to questions of violence, and voiced the opinion that anti-Semitism harmed the Nazi movement internationally, well before the Holocaust was ever on the cards.  It may have been a political calculation that the far-right in Austria was better off with him leading it than some other Austrians with even worse political views (Austria was under joint Allied-Soviet occupation until 1955, and the British were secretly preparing the Austrian military for conflict during this time).

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: May 23, 2016, 03:20:51 am »
The alternative candidate, incidentally, is a former Dean of the Social Sciences and Economics faculty of the University of Vienna, a member of the Green Party and a self-proclaimed "son of refugees" (his family fled the Soviet invasion of Estonia).

The polls are close enough that it's down the postal vote count tomorrow...but it really could go either way. 

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: May 22, 2016, 10:51:22 pm »
Well then.

By this time tomorrow night, Austria may have voted the Freedom Party's candidate in as President.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Freedom Party, it is probably one of Europe's best known "fascism-lite" parties, its first leader a former Nazi party official no less (Anton Reinthaller, Minister of Agriculture in the Seyss-Inquart administration in Austria, and member of the SS).  It was almost single-handedly responsible for turning immigration into a political issue in Austria, historically advocating pan-Germanism and castigating the welfare state.  It is closely aligned with the French Front National, Vlaams Belang, Swedish Democrats, Danish Freedom Party, Alternative for Germany...the usual suspects.

In theory, Austria's presidency is a figurehead, a ceremonial figure...but on paper, the office has powers more comparable to, say, France or Russia's semi-presidential system than say Israel or Ireland.  These powers have not been used in the past much...but that may change.  The Freedom Party already forms part of a coalition government with the more traditionally conservative Austrian People's Party, and in theory the next Parliamentary elections are in 2018.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36353200

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Apparently my initial suggestions along those lines are "too robust"  :lulz:

I mean, we could just replace the inner door with a ID-operated turnstile...like the ones they have in the actual college itself.  But that's probably too "robust" as well.

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We used to have a system like that...but the colleges whined (because the students whined about the great unfairness of having to sign in and out) and the system got scrapped.

Ever since then, I've asked on a monthly basis how I am meant to determine who isn't a resident without interrogating everyone who enters.  I have not been given a sufficient answer.

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Yeah.  Sadly for him, I have about 10 times as many emails proving the exact opposite on this issue alone.  :lulz:  "So I cared so little about unauthorized guests I spent an entire night trying to match passport photos to CCTV and read 4 months worth of handovers and sign-in/out forms on this date alone?  Please, do continue." 

More importantly, I (kinda, insofar as I needed the money) cared up until about, oh, the 9th of the May.  If he wanted to pick a fight with me, he picked about the worst time ever to do it.  My plans for this summer are save money, slim down, and look for other jobs, but I can always skip straight to the third if I want.

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