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The hype train has arrived.  Choo choo motherfuckers.

I want this.

We don't have a computer in the house that will run it. :(

Yeah, the system requirements definitely mean you need a dedicated desktop or gaming laptop at the least.

However that could also just be because modded Skyrim is a heap of garbage due to the 32-bit constraints.  Once Skyrim's Special Edition is released, more modern computers and multi-core processors should, in theory, be able to be taken greater advantage of, which may lead to better performance on less stronger rigs (though that would also have to be balanced against the updated graphics and ENB filter they appear to be using).  They have said, for example, while they don't recommend running Enderal on a laptop with below those specs, even a few members of the dev team are doing just that.

At the very least the Enderal team are aware of Skyrim SE and since SKSE doesn't appear to be a requirement for Enderal, unless it's somehow bundled into the installer itself, they may not have as much trouble coverting to SE as other mods will.

It's also possible that in the meantime someone will reduce the size of the graphics in the game for the sake of performance.  I know a couple of automated programs which make the process easy, so if someone else doesn't do it, I may myself.

Set him up for a SWATing.  No need to do it yourself.

Word is on the grapevine my boss is fuming at the emails I sent the other night, though it's not clear whether it's more the content of my response, or the fact I did it publically that has him angrier.  My department head also wanted to speak with me, but, of course, I'm on holiday so I'm just like "lolnotcheckingmymail".

Presumably there were issues regarding the ongoing NSA operations against that APT.

Any change in the behaviour on the part of the target could tip off the hackers that they've been made.  It's the classic intelligence conumdrum - keep watching and gather as much information as you can in hope of wrapping up the whole network, or act now and possibly let people get away, only to cause problems down the line.

I can't say it would be my first choice of things to do.  But anywhere south of Italy is too hot for me, so....

Incidentally, speaking about the DNC hack...

The biggest revelation on DCLeaks involves U.S. Gen. Philip Breedlove, who retired in May and was formerly the top military commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. E-mails from Breedlove’s personal account show him complaining that the Obama administration wasn’t paying enough attention to European security. (“I do not see this WH really ’engaged’,” he writes at one point, later wondering “how to work this personally with the POTUS.”) The Intercept subsequently wrote a story about the e-mails, picked up by some cable news channels, inflaming tensions between the U.S. and its European allies.

Breedlove told CNN in July that the e-mails were stolen as part of a state-sponsored intelligence operation and didn’t respond to a request for comment this week.

The leaks highlight the effectiveness of some of the hackers’ tricks, including the targeting of private e-mail accounts to gather sensitive military and political intelligence. DCLeaks also offers some insight for investigators on what appears to be the hackers’ early missteps and ad hoc approach.

U.S. intelligence officials told top congressional leaders a year ago that Russian hackers were attacking the Democratic Party, three sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, but the lawmakers were unable to tell the targets about the hacking because the information was so secret.

The disclosure of the Top Secret information would have revealed that U.S. intelligence agencies were continuing to monitor the hacking, as well as the sensitive intelligence sources and the methods they were using to do it.

The material was marked with additional restrictions and assigned a unique codeword, limiting access to a small number of officials who needed to know that U.S. spy agencies had concluded that two Russian intelligence agencies or their proxies were targeting the Democratic National Committee, the central organising body of the Democratic Party.

I'm not too scared. They've been doing it for decades, and the worst it has caused is a bunch of nimrods to think the US government created AIDS to kill blacks.

On the flipside, the Farewell affair blew up their pipeline, established more Russian products as dangerous and faulty, and possibly caused Chernobyl. Ignoring that last one, I think USA wins here..

Just wait until the Russians see what we did to their EHF transceiver technology. So much bad math in those sheets, and they've only recently gotten around to trying it out. I miss those days

I don't know about that...all it will take is another hack and some doctored emails dropped off to Julian Assange and you could see some serious political violence come election time.  It's what I'd do, if I was an FSB office whose prime directive was "fuck with America as much as possible".  Trump's already priming people to believe things are going to be rigged...

Plus I am in Europe, and I, er, may have tutored and gotten expelled some children of people who are in Putin's inner circle.  So I can't say I'm entirely happy at this turn of events.

Oh, I laid it on thick enough.  He got it just fine.

On the plus side, your project being called "desi" might attract hordes of confused Indian programmers and engineers.

I may not even have a job when I come back off my holiday, at this rate.  I did just call my boss out with extreme sarcasm twice in a public email, for everyone (including his boss) to see.

I know that feeling.  We're currently running a building designed for a team of 12 on a team of 3.

It would, because we did nothing wrong.  And if it was found we did something wrong, which we didn't, I'd tell them I'd do it again, gladly.  And then I'd take it all the way up the chain, framing it, as I have in my emails "be a complete walkover for weirdos" vs "put the welfare of the students first and throw out the crazy fuck".

They're basically saying that they trust my judgement to be in charge of a building of 200 people overnight, but they don't trust my judgement enough on when to make a non-resident leave.  And that they, without being in that situation, can judge that situation better.  It's pretty hilarious.

It was odd.  My co-worker thought it may have been some kind of set-up for a prank on some insipid reality TV show.

I don't think he complained though.  I think my manager took it upon himself, because he likes to occasionally throw his weight around and remind everyone he's Da Boss - usually by flipping his shit over petty things like this.

He's still going on about the pet man, by the way.  He tried to simultaenously backpedal while insinuating I was to blame.  All of this is via a group email for the entire department, by the way, and has been since his initial response.  So I just told him if he puts that little faith in my judgement he can put me in a disciplinary meeting, because I did nothing wrong, and I'll act that way again in similar circumstances.  I also reminded him that he wasn't actually there and I was, and that I wasn't going to put up with his insinuations.

And then I wrote an email to his boss, relating how I'd just had the shittiest night in months and now I was being harassed via email for situations where I did nothing wrong.

I'm also on 2 weeks of holiday from tomorrow, so...  :lulz:

So last night, we were long overdue a weirdo coming to harass us at reception.

One duly appeared.

Because the name of one of our colleges is shortened to an acronym which is also the name of a popular kind of household pet, our current weirdo/wannabe comedian was asking us about how he could get accommodation for his pet.  He was going on and on about it, trying to be funny, until we made him leave.

Because he wasn't drunk, high or otherwise mentally incapacitated, I got his photo off the CCTV footage and distributed it to staff.  End of story (unless he comes back).

But then I get an email this morning...:

In all cases we should ask politely if we can help, thereafter we should direct him to where he may have requested away from the accommodation.

To which I responded:

My apologies.  In the future I shall certainly try and accomodate the man spending 5 minutes asking if he can have his pet be a resident here with more care and courtesy.  Is accommodation for household pets dealt with through the usual booking system, or is there a pet-specific member of staff I should direct him towards?

We treated the individual with the utmost courtesy despite the fact he was taking the piss repeatedly.  He was only asked to leave after he persisted in this behaviour despite our best efforts and he was politely asked to leave.  I take personal and professional insult at the implication that this was not the case or not necessary.

Secondly, I got told off for doing a room check on a student who was leaving the next day, but had already cleared her room and was spending the night with her boyfriend in another room in the building.  My response to that was as follows:

In this specific case the student had already moved all of her belongings out of the room and was spending the night with her boyfriend who lived in another room in the building.

I felt in these circumstances it would reduce the workload of the dayshift to carry out the checks there and then.

Clearly such executive decisions are beyond my purview and in the future I shall ensure work is passed over to the day shift unnecessarily due to inflexible protocol.

And I still have another email to answer.

Haha, spoke too soon.

Management decided to take a dump on my head over last night, including doing such terrible things as: reducing the workload for the dayshift and moving on a non-resident troublemaker.

Hilarity forthcoming.

I'm having one of those weeks where straight up quitting right now is looking quite appealing.

Amazingly, management are not the cause of this - the students are.  Allowing overnight guests was a terrible idea - now students think it's an entitlement, rather than a favour, and are actively trying to game the system to get around the restrictions we've placed on it.

But since our own management wasn't thrilled by the idea anyway (once again this came from the colleges, who want to have their cake and eat it too), it's not clear anything will change, even though every single night since last Thursday has involved at least one major overnight guest incident.

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