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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1395 on: August 03, 2016, 10:46:07 pm »
Well, I'm going to be in Portland weekend after the next because I hate myself and hate nerds and I hope to make lots of super serious magic players sulky and maybe I'll dream crush a few pros.

The 13th-14th? If you have any free time, hit us up, maybe we can go grab a beer!

I'd up for that.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1396 on: August 04, 2016, 03:02:41 am »
working a new story.  Problem is my keyboard is fucked at home and I am actually having to do work at work (which I find scandalous), so it might be a bit.  It's a murder mystery, for what it's worth.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1397 on: August 04, 2016, 06:04:59 am »
working a new story.  Problem is my keyboard is fucked at home and I am actually having to do work at work (which I find scandalous), so it might be a bit.  It's a murder mystery, for what it's worth.

Murder mystery? Hell yes!
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1398 on: August 04, 2016, 02:37:23 pm »
Woo!

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1399 on: August 04, 2016, 05:20:57 pm »
Nice! Love your writing style, and love murder-mysteries, so can't wait!  :)
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1400 on: August 04, 2016, 05:52:52 pm »
Looking forward to it.

I can also sympathise with this "having to work at work" nonsense.  This time last year, I was putting in maybe an hour of actual effort, and just sitting around for the other 11.  So I'd hoped I could spend my work hours this summer on my PhD application, maybe some fiction writing I'd hoped to do...

But no.  I have to chase around 20somethings who should know better than to ie; offer alcohol to under 18s in the building, in front of me, or play tour guide to people who literally know less than 20 words of English and have no other language in common with me.  And pick up all the mistakes from the previous shifts, though I've been doing that for 19 months now, so that's not really unexpected.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1401 on: August 04, 2016, 06:07:26 pm »
I think that I may have just seen the dumbest conversation I have ever seen in my life. A lady on FB was concerned that if they mine the moon, the decreased mass would affect the tides. While not a practical concern, I can see where she's coming from, at least. Then some guy tried to argue that if that happened, we could just simulate the tides. When I asked him how that would happen, he "explained" that we could just alter the tidal lock of the moon.

When my response was BAW HAW HAW HAW, he told me that it's complicated and posted an image of a couple of linear equations that I think he found on Wikipedia. If they challenge you, just stun them into silence with math you don't understand!

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1402 on: August 04, 2016, 07:15:26 pm »
That's pretty fucking special.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1403 on: August 04, 2016, 07:22:09 pm »
That's pretty fucking special.

Right? The tidal moon lock won't do a thing against eons of water memory.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1404 on: August 04, 2016, 08:20:12 pm »
I think that I may have just seen the dumbest conversation I have ever seen in my life. A lady on FB was concerned that if they mine the moon, the decreased mass would affect the tides. While not a practical concern, I can see where she's coming from, at least. Then some guy tried to argue that if that happened, we could just simulate the tides. When I asked him how that would happen, he "explained" that we could just alter the tidal lock of the moon.

When my response was BAW HAW HAW HAW, he told me that it's complicated and posted an image of a couple of linear equations that I think he found on Wikipedia. If they challenge you, just stun them into silence with math you don't understand!

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I'm glad to see the Out-Technobabble-Them method of convincing others of the BS you just made up is still out there!
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1406 on: August 04, 2016, 10:01:24 pm »
After 10 years in this business I am finally saying goodbye to table humpers, arm fondlers, leg patters, and other assorted gross and creepy dudes.

I'm one month in my new lease at a chiro and going to very carefully run my 3rd Groupon and no more questions as to whether I offer "service to other areas". If this doesn't work, weed shops are aplenty in these parts and I have tons more sales/smoking experience than these hippies.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1408 on: August 04, 2016, 11:02:21 pm »
Relevant: http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2009/10/why_i_hate_star_trek.html
I find this a weird criticism of TNG. (Been rewatching them since they were added to netflix), while I agree that many episodes have the tech as a plot device to push the dramatic effect, the majority of the show is about exploration of various concepts from religion, politics, culture and history, to more complex themes about identity self image and sexuality with this blind optimism behind it.
Each episode follows a template format: a overarching story focusing on a member of the cast, this makes up the majority of the episode, and a ship wide threat which would fall into the technobabble category.

Science fiction is about exploring more then just technology, it would be very shallow if it did, and ironically those parts are the shallow part of the show.

In contrast, when looking at the later shows like voyager, the exploration of complex ideas takes a back seat and the body of the show is a drama set in space. I see his criticisms and would say that it is present in so much of science fiction on TV, but for the Next Gen I just dont see it.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #1409 on: August 05, 2016, 12:47:22 am »
That's pretty fucking special.

Right? The tidal moon lock won't do a thing against eons of water memory.

Alright, you get a prize for that one.
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