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Principia Discordia => Apple Talk => Topic started by: Eater of Clowns on August 11, 2016, 12:11:01 am

Title: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 11, 2016, 12:11:01 am
And so it begins.

http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2016/08/09/3-d-galaxy-mapping-project-enters-construction-phase/

 :banana:

TGRR,
Is a part of this thing.

Exciting! Have office political shenannigans calmed down, too?

Somewhat.  Which is a cause for worry.  My boss relies on me for technical skills, analytical ability, and leadership, but hates me like I got caught fucking his dog.
I did warn you that the dog fucking would get you into trouble.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 11, 2016, 01:35:46 am
And so it begins.

http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2016/08/09/3-d-galaxy-mapping-project-enters-construction-phase/

 :banana:

TGRR,
Is a part of this thing.

Exciting! Have office political shenannigans calmed down, too?

Somewhat.  Which is a cause for worry.  My boss relies on me for technical skills, analytical ability, and leadership, but hates me like I got caught fucking his dog.
I did warn you that the dog fucking would get you into trouble.

I know.  I have listening issues.   :lulz:

Anyway, the first bits of the DESI prototype are on site, a mere month late.  There's talk of a shake up at Berkeley, as the DoE seems determined to get this damn thing running, and the kids that are building it lack the experience to back off and look for new solutions when a cherished hypothesis turns out to be crap.

The kids will still be doing it, but there will be a more experienced scientist in charge.  This is bog-standard for a DoE response to delays, but it usually happens after 6-12 months, not 3-4 weeks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 11, 2016, 08:52:53 am
If roughing it is so great, why don't you just move back to Roughingitstan?

Because I'm in dutch with the Roughingitstani Mafia, which is much worse than owing them money because in their culture chocolate confectioners are ... rare. This is mostly because the penalty system was instituted by Ben Franklin on accident during some drunken pillowtalk in a continental bordello. Said some shit that could make a ice-cold professional sadist blush, giggle, and throw-up with giddy nervousness. I mean there's no way Mr. Franklin could have possibly known that it would be taken as serious policy, much less instituted during The Great Roughingitstan Putsch, commonly accepted from remaining forensic records to have begun circa 1792-1802. I myself find this "history" awfully convenient given that Franklin "died" in 1790 by all commonly accepted accounts and the interval of a mere two years in this estimate simply doesn't rule out shit as far as I'm concerned. So...

I guess the short answer is that they use a LOT more wasps in their penal code than you'd think and it's not like the US of A is gonna care, much less be able to extradite me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 11, 2016, 09:05:42 am
Enjoy California, Wizard Joseph.


Cheers sir, thanks! I'm seeking a healthier mode of living and expect to enjoy the struggle as much as any profit. I and one of my most trusted and competent friends are going to work together on the venture and attempt to put down roots in the region.. I have never actually lived outside of Wisconsin before. It's a big first for me on several levels.

It's worth mentioning that roughing it is not healthy.

If it were, we wouldn't have constructed cities.

Exactly this.

It's very likely to work out more along the lines of me working in a nearby town and having a regular base for my amenities while my absurdly woodsy partner does his thing with my full support. I have no trouble chopping down to the bare necessities, but they DO be necessary for me. I will be basically camping for a couple weeks until I get myself set up. If all goes south somehow I can still just head back to WI for the price of a train ticket.

Also... I know for a fact that many of my ills are from my mentality and I require much more exercise and mental challenge both to begin to get better. I NEED to push myself at this point.

I will be very careful. Thanks for the concern guys! :)
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 11, 2016, 09:13:57 am
Enjoy California, Wizard Joseph.


Cheers sir, thanks! I'm seeking a healthier mode of living and expect to enjoy the struggle as much as any profit. I and one of my most trusted and competent friends are going to work together on the venture and attempt to put down roots in the region.. I have never actually lived outside of Wisconsin before. It's a big first for me on several levels.

It's worth mentioning that roughing it is not healthy.

If it were, we wouldn't have constructed cities.

6 billion people roughing it is way more than the planet can support, it's certainly healthier in some respects.  More exercize, interaction with nature, which we are evolved for.  Not so great as far as nutrition goes usually and there's a ton of dangers that civilized living does not include.

There's a part of me that would ALMOST rather just face a bear in incidental mortal combat and die nasty in the woods than deal with some of the humans I'm leaving behind. It seems a nice, uncomplicated and honest sort of death by comparison.

See now what I'd probably actually get is a leg-breaker fall down a ravine while I'm looking for a good place to take a shit and the tree limbs that broke me and my fall  have wasp nests in them. Nothing faux-noble there. Just a lot of sad sobbing and swatting noises until done.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 11, 2016, 09:19:01 am
And so it begins.

http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2016/08/09/3-d-galaxy-mapping-project-enters-construction-phase/

 :banana:

TGRR,
Is a part of this thing.

:banana:  :postpics: :banana:

*Stares vacuous up at the stars, GRIN'n, knowing that they ain't ready for us but, hey, its a free universe*
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 11, 2016, 01:17:11 pm
And so it begins.

http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2016/08/09/3-d-galaxy-mapping-project-enters-construction-phase/

 :banana:

TGRR,
Is a part of this thing.

Fucking awesome! On a related note - I've been playing Elite Dangerous in the rift, all week. Their galaxy map is mostly made up but pretty cool for all that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 11, 2016, 04:09:57 pm
I did the thing yesterday. Twice. I presented my research for the Ronald McNair program, and then I presented it again to fulfill my Honors thesis requirements, and now I am finally actually officially done with my degrees so that they can be recorded so Ford can talk to PSU about my financial aid this Fall. My position is guaranteed, but I would rather the Foundation pay for it than have it come out of my lab's grant. I am also in the pool for a TAship, which would be even better, although I might have to teach a class I haven't taken, which will suck. ERRRRBODY I know seems to have gotten stuck with A&P whether they took it or not, and I don't want to teach that. Which most likely means that I will be.  :|

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 11, 2016, 04:10:56 pm
Oh and also I bought my boyfriend a Mandela coloring book, which he is enjoying properly.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 11, 2016, 04:17:57 pm
I did the thing yesterday. Twice. I presented my research for the Ronald McNair program, and then I presented it again to fulfill my Honors thesis requirements, and now I am finally actually officially done with my degrees so that they can be recorded so Ford can talk to PSU about my financial aid this Fall. My position is guaranteed, but I would rather the Foundation pay for it than have it come out of my lab's grant. I am also in the pool for a TAship, which would be even better, although I might have to teach a class I haven't taken, which will suck. ERRRRBODY I know seems to have gotten stuck with A&P whether they took it or not, and I don't want to teach that. Which most likely means that I will be.  :|



That's fucking awesome! Except for the teaching a class you haven't taken.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 11, 2016, 04:26:48 pm
Oh and also I bought my boyfriend a Mandela coloring book, which he is enjoying properly.

I hope the quality is better than these guys:
 
(http://www.coloringbook.com/images/products/detail/NelsonMandelaColoringpage.1.jpg)
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 11, 2016, 05:24:50 pm
Oh and also I bought my boyfriend a Mandela coloring book, which he is enjoying properly.

I hope the quality is better than these guys:
 
(http://www.coloringbook.com/images/products/detail/NelsonMandelaColoringpage.1.jpg)

About the same, actually. Although some of the images are pretty raw.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 11, 2016, 05:25:33 pm
I did the thing yesterday. Twice. I presented my research for the Ronald McNair program, and then I presented it again to fulfill my Honors thesis requirements, and now I am finally actually officially done with my degrees so that they can be recorded so Ford can talk to PSU about my financial aid this Fall. My position is guaranteed, but I would rather the Foundation pay for it than have it come out of my lab's grant. I am also in the pool for a TAship, which would be even better, although I might have to teach a class I haven't taken, which will suck. ERRRRBODY I know seems to have gotten stuck with A&P whether they took it or not, and I don't want to teach that. Which most likely means that I will be.  :|



That's fucking awesome! Except for the teaching a class you haven't taken.

It is good! Also it is weird.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 11, 2016, 06:19:47 pm
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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 11, 2016, 07:45:50 pm
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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 11, 2016, 08:14:57 pm
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...:

Quote
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:

Quote
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:

Quote
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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 11, 2016, 09:18:22 pm
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...:

Quote
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:

Quote
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:

Quote
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.

 :lulz: I love how you are just a very, very polite dick about their dickness.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 11, 2016, 09:19:37 pm
Sending thought and prayers Cain. I suggest you take cover. I'ma give 'em the Pazuzu Surprise! :magick:


No really though, I say secure your fallback and kick over all of the things on your way out. It sounds like they're going for a farcical set-up with this "pet" nonsense. I'm not saying that's what's up, but it's damn weird on a British sitcom level. Like who even complains to the management about some shit like that? If it was a random, if insipid, prankster why then complain? If a total psycho why would management even blame you? Something is both boring and out of place.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 11, 2016, 10:06:46 pm
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:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 11, 2016, 10:21:11 pm
And so it begins.

http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2016/08/09/3-d-galaxy-mapping-project-enters-construction-phase/

 :banana:

TGRR,
Is a part of this thing.

This is fucking great. Glad to see it's actually being pushed as well, that kind of reaction to a project delay is pretty promising. Hopefully they'll keep that up and mitigate any fuckups nicely.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 11, 2016, 10:24:52 pm
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:

I'm kind of hoping this does turn into some disciplinary shit because that meeting would be incredible.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 11, 2016, 10:29:21 pm
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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 11, 2016, 10:38:33 pm
I'm just trying to work out how you'd even attempt to run the meeting with a straight face. I've done enough of them on both sides of the table and wouldn't be able to get through this one without laughing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 11, 2016, 10:41:07 pm
I just finished working out how many man hours I need to keep up with everything, since the mountain has been more or less falling apart since the big cutbacks 3 years ago.  They had laid off 3 people from my crew alone.  Turns out I need 96 more man hours to break even, ie, if I get 3 people back, we will make progress.

It's times like this that make me wonder how we survived between "falling out of the tree" and "harnessing fire".
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 11, 2016, 11:40:55 pm
I know that feeling.  We're currently running a building designed for a team of 12 on a team of 3.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 12, 2016, 01:06:42 am
I know that feeling.  We're currently running a building designed for a team of 12 on a team of 3.

Yeah, there seems to be some form of universal brain damage that says you make more money when there aren't enough employees to actually get anything meaningful accomplished.

we're beginning the install of a few hundred million dollars worth of new tech, but the roads are falling apart.  It's like America in microcosm.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 12, 2016, 01:17:38 am
On the plus side, your project being called "desi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 12, 2016, 02:01:11 am
As your union representative, I advise you to continue as you are. They probably won't notice sarcasm, it requires reading comprehension.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 12, 2016, 02:55:57 am
Oh, I laid it on thick enough.  He got it just fine.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 12, 2016, 03:26:09 am
On the plus side, your project being called "desi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.

we have two really confused Indian astronomers.  They're adorable.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on August 12, 2016, 04:14:23 am
I learned today at my new job that there is a code for nuclear power plant disasters and I probably shouldn't use that one for testing purposes. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 12, 2016, 06:13:05 am
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:

Well-played, sir!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 12, 2016, 06:13:43 am
I learned today at my new job that there is a code for nuclear power plant disasters and I probably shouldn't use that one for testing purposes.

Uhhhh, learning is good? I guess?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on August 12, 2016, 05:02:34 pm
I learned today at my new job that there is a code for nuclear power plant disasters and I probably shouldn't use that one for testing purposes.

Uhhhh, learning is good? I guess?

Well the thing that they are on puts a feed on top of whatever is broadcast, automatically.  Now you have to be extra sure the bypass to that is on.  Just in case, you put something benign in.  Otherwise whatever you put in goes live.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Don Coyote on August 13, 2016, 04:14:38 am
FUCK PORTLAND

Also

FUCK ALL OF WASHINGTON BETWEEN TACOMA AND OLYMPIA

ALSO

WHY THE FUCK ARE THERE SO MANY FUCKING VOTE FOR TRUMP SIGNS ALONG THE I5?????????????
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 13, 2016, 05:57:37 am
I need a vacation.

Like, seriously. I left Pennsic early because I couldn't take it anymore. The heat was too much, the people were too much, and my new best friend, named Anxiety, was too much. That was not a vacation, that was a fucking nightmare for me. Except for that part where I was urged by several people to submit my thesis for presentation at Kalamazoo, and when I bought $400 worth of fabric from a crack dealer in the Czech Republic. (Sartor. Look them up.)

I've done too fucking much lately, and my brain is taking the toll.

Part of me wonders if tuning out of the internet for a few weeks would be enough. Or maybe just work on new projects without obligation. I have another convention coming up, this one in Long Beach, and it just got triple-booked with Navy and SCA shit. This is getting out of hand. I want to cancel life and crawl under a rock.

 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 13, 2016, 06:08:03 am
I need a vacation.

Like, seriously. I left Pennsic early because I couldn't take it anymore. The heat was too much, the people were too much, and my new best friend, named Anxiety, was too much. That was not a vacation, that was a fucking nightmare for me. Except for that part where I was urged by several people to submit my thesis for presentation at Kalamazoo, and when I bought $400 worth of fabric from a crack dealer in the Czech Republic. (Sartor. Look them up.)

I've done too fucking much lately, and my brain is taking the toll.

Part of me wonders if tuning out of the internet for a few weeks would be enough. Or maybe just work on new projects without obligation. I have another convention coming up, this one in Long Beach, and it just got triple-booked with Navy and SCA shit. This is getting out of hand. I want to cancel life and crawl under a rock.

I am just curious why people would willingly stagger around in armor and period clothing in worst heat wave in memory?

The heat index is literally, no-joking, worse than it was for the crusaders.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 13, 2016, 11:02:55 am
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....
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 13, 2016, 04:10:50 pm
I need a vacation.

Like, seriously. I left Pennsic early because I couldn't take it anymore. The heat was too much, the people were too much, and my new best friend, named Anxiety, was too much. That was not a vacation, that was a fucking nightmare for me. Except for that part where I was urged by several people to submit my thesis for presentation at Kalamazoo, and when I bought $400 worth of fabric from a crack dealer in the Czech Republic. (Sartor. Look them up.)

I've done too fucking much lately, and my brain is taking the toll.

Part of me wonders if tuning out of the internet for a few weeks would be enough. Or maybe just work on new projects without obligation. I have another convention coming up, this one in Long Beach, and it just got triple-booked with Navy and SCA shit. This is getting out of hand. I want to cancel life and crawl under a rock.

I am just curious why people would willingly stagger around in armor and period clothing in worst heat wave in memory?

The heat index is literally, no-joking, worse than it was for the crusaders.

We didn't. They called off all martial activities on Thursday, and then again on Friday I think. Some people were being real assholes about it, namely the Florida and Gulf Coast kingdoms, but when the kingdoms from Texas and Arizona had people falling out, they shut up.

I had other issues, and almost shivved a fucker in camp for throwing his kid to the ground. He proceeded to get into my face on Thursday, and I decided it was in the best interest of everybody that I left early. So I paid the extra, and caught my flight back that day. I'm sure the heat didn't help, but I told him, the next time I saw him abuse his wife or children, I would fucking kill him.

He told me to stop pretending my dick was bigger than his, and then threw ad homina about my education and my husband. You know, the usual government leechy stuff. Charming.

I don't think he thinks I'm serious about the killing part. I was so fucking angry I called my sister for advice, which sounds like a horrible idea, but as she's been in this situation before in other capacities, I needed her point of view. She reminded me that we were trained to walk away first, so, I did. I'm taking a year or two off, and Jeff won't let me go by myself anymore. He said it was because my stress and anxiety have been too much lately, but probably because I said the .45 is coming with me next time.

Child abuse may be medieval, but not on my fucking watch. I can end this shit a lot faster with a bullet than a kick, and I will gladly serve life in prison if it meant one last wife and kid beater is 6 feet under.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 13, 2016, 11:45:03 pm
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".
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 14, 2016, 01:26:53 am
The hype train has arrived.  Choo choo motherfuckers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnracFjiC_k).
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 14, 2016, 04:44:54 am
I had other issues, and almost shivved a fucker in camp for throwing his kid to the ground.

He told me to stop pretending my dick was bigger than his,

Tiny little fraction of a man.   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 14, 2016, 04:46:04 am
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".

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 14, 2016, 04:46:31 am
The hype train has arrived.  Choo choo motherfuckers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnracFjiC_k).

I want this.

We don't have a computer in the house that will run it. :(
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 14, 2016, 06:07:15 am
The hype train has arrived.  Choo choo motherfuckers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnracFjiC_k).

 :aaa: :1fap:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 14, 2016, 11:29:50 am
The hype train has arrived.  Choo choo motherfuckers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnracFjiC_k).

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.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 14, 2016, 12:31:18 pm
I will say this though, Enderal is pretty easy to install.  Not only that, the launcher checks your system for compatibility pretty effectively.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 14, 2016, 03:51:52 pm
I will say this though, Enderal is pretty easy to install.  Not only that, the launcher checks your system for compatibility pretty effectively.

Are the tamriel/morrowind conversions still being worked on?

Also, are any of these modders getting jobs out of this? The scale and quality of some of the larger mods would seem like an easy place to recruit cheap developers and testers.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 14, 2016, 06:58:54 pm
Skywind and Beyond Skyrim are still in development with some exceptional work for Skyrim, with a suggestion that Beyond Skyrim: Bruma is nearing release, and Tamriel Rebuilt for Morrowind is not only still being worked on, but has recently released info on planned releases for Skyrim: Home of the Nords and its Cyrodiil project.  No news on Awake: The Rise of Mannimarco, which is unfortunate, but hopefully they will publish at some point.

And I'm sure that's the plan for at least some devs.  I know the modders behind the Unofficial Skyrim Patch and Frostfall are working for some indie computer game companies.  The guy who made Falskaar ended up working on Destiny.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on August 14, 2016, 10:12:50 pm
It's not a proper Saturday Night until you've fled the local cops and bled all over the carpets.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 14, 2016, 10:38:33 pm
It's not a proper Saturday Night until you've fled the local cops and bled all over the carpets.

Excellent work that tentacled accomplice. Glad to see that someone remembers how to have fun.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 14, 2016, 11:28:49 pm
I got Rust, which is basically Minecraft for adults. But shitty Minecraft with hardly anything you can do and full of assholes that kill you as soon as you wake up. Or you starve to death and lose all your shit.

I already regret spending money on it, and am wondering whether to keep plugging away at it in the hope it eventually becomes fun, or to just bail and get another game.

Anyone have any suggestions? Prefer adventure/puzzle games, and I don't like graphic novels disguised as games. I'm poor so I can't justify spending more than $30, and it has to run on Mac.

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Pergamos on August 14, 2016, 11:36:57 pm
I got Rust, which is basically Minecraft for adults. But shitty Minecraft with hardly anything you can do and full of assholes that kill you as soon as you wake up. Or you starve to death and lose all your shit.

I already regret spending money on it, and am wondering whether to keep plugging away at it in the hope it eventually becomes fun, or to just bail and get another game.

Anyone have any suggestions? Prefer adventure/puzzle games, and I don't like graphic novels disguised as games. I'm poor so I can't justify spending more than $30, and it has to run on Mac.

If you like minecrafty games wurm is really good.  It's a mideval survival game with a player modified world.  wurm online is an MMO,  free to play but costs to progress past a certain point (subscription fee, about $10 a month game cash can be earned in game and used to pay it) wurm unlimited is a one time fee game (I dont remember the cost, about $30 I think) and I haven't played that version but you can set up your own world and play on ones other people have set up.  Designed by the guy who designed minecraft with another guy who still runs it, much prettier graphics than minecraft and a generally friendly community if you go on the PVE servers, the PVP ones are kind of empty and hostile.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Da6s on August 15, 2016, 12:11:53 am
I got Rust, which is basically Minecraft for adults. But shitty Minecraft with hardly anything you can do and full of assholes that kill you as soon as you wake up. Or you starve to death and lose all your shit.

I already regret spending money on it, and am wondering whether to keep plugging away at it in the hope it eventually becomes fun, or to just bail and get another game.

Anyone have any suggestions? Prefer adventure/puzzle games, and I don't like graphic novels disguised as games. I'm poor so I can't justify spending more than $30, and it has to run on Mac.

It's side scrolling 2-d but Starbound.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 15, 2016, 12:24:51 am
I got Rust, which is basically Minecraft for adults. But shitty Minecraft with hardly anything you can do and full of assholes that kill you as soon as you wake up. Or you starve to death and lose all your shit.

I already regret spending money on it, and am wondering whether to keep plugging away at it in the hope it eventually becomes fun, or to just bail and get another game.

Anyone have any suggestions? Prefer adventure/puzzle games, and I don't like graphic novels disguised as games. I'm poor so I can't justify spending more than $30, and it has to run on Mac.

If you like minecrafty games wurm is really good.  It's a mideval survival game with a player modified world.  wurm online is an MMO,  free to play but costs to progress past a certain point (subscription fee, about $10 a month game cash can be earned in game and used to pay it) wurm unlimited is a one time fee game (I dont remember the cost, about $30 I think) and I haven't played that version but you can set up your own world and play on ones other people have set up.  Designed by the guy who designed minecraft with another guy who still runs it, much prettier graphics than minecraft and a generally friendly community if you go on the PVE servers, the PVP ones are kind of empty and hostile.

I might give it a look even though Minecraft already does Minecraft best. Alty's setting up Morrowind for me though, so that might end up being my time suck.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 15, 2016, 12:25:43 am
I got Rust, which is basically Minecraft for adults. But shitty Minecraft with hardly anything you can do and full of assholes that kill you as soon as you wake up. Or you starve to death and lose all your shit.

I already regret spending money on it, and am wondering whether to keep plugging away at it in the hope it eventually becomes fun, or to just bail and get another game.

Anyone have any suggestions? Prefer adventure/puzzle games, and I don't like graphic novels disguised as games. I'm poor so I can't justify spending more than $30, and it has to run on Mac.

It's side scrolling 2-d but Starbound.

I will look it up! Thanks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 15, 2016, 02:20:57 am
Rust has always been terrible.  The only fun is in playing it with friends and meeting strange assholes/being strange assholes.

I had a quick look on the Steam store, but the only games I can speak from on personal experience would be the enchanced editions of Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale.  They're not graphically intensive, won't break the bank price wise and come with a decent number of online mods.  The replay value is also reasonable, given the number of potential companions and good/evil choices.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 15, 2016, 02:43:53 am
I got Rust, which is basically Minecraft for adults. But shitty Minecraft with hardly anything you can do and full of assholes that kill you as soon as you wake up. Or you starve to death and lose all your shit.

I already regret spending money on it, and am wondering whether to keep plugging away at it in the hope it eventually becomes fun, or to just bail and get another game.

Anyone have any suggestions? Prefer adventure/puzzle games, and I don't like graphic novels disguised as games. I'm poor so I can't justify spending more than $30, and it has to run on Mac.



If you haven't played Braid, it's a very pretty and clever puzzle game. Right now it's $15, but you only really get 4-6 hours of gameplay from that so wait for a sale for bang for your buck.

There's always Portal, of course, which is fun, funny, and comes with the benefit of near infinite user generated puzzle content. Valve just outright gives that one away on Steam sometimes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 15, 2016, 03:26:15 am
It's not a proper Saturday Night until you've fled the local cops and bled all over the carpets.

Enjoy your youth while you have it.   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: trix on August 15, 2016, 05:52:38 pm
I got Rust, which is basically Minecraft for adults. But shitty Minecraft with hardly anything you can do and full of assholes that kill you as soon as you wake up. Or you starve to death and lose all your shit.

I already regret spending money on it, and am wondering whether to keep plugging away at it in the hope it eventually becomes fun, or to just bail and get another game.

Anyone have any suggestions? Prefer adventure/puzzle games, and I don't like graphic novels disguised as games. I'm poor so I can't justify spending more than $30, and it has to run on Mac.

If you like minecrafty games wurm is really good.  It's a mideval survival game with a player modified world.  wurm online is an MMO,  free to play but costs to progress past a certain point (subscription fee, about $10 a month game cash can be earned in game and used to pay it) wurm unlimited is a one time fee game (I dont remember the cost, about $30 I think) and I haven't played that version but you can set up your own world and play on ones other people have set up.  Designed by the guy who designed minecraft with another guy who still runs it, much prettier graphics than minecraft and a generally friendly community if you go on the PVE servers, the PVP ones are kind of empty and hostile.

Wurm Online sucked me in for several years.  I played on the Epic PvP servers and still have like a dozen very valuable characters.  If you play on MR Home Server it's mostly PvE with only very occasional PvP and I could give you one hell of a head start.  Enough to start paying the monthly fee using in-game currency immediately, and then some.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: trix on August 15, 2016, 05:59:24 pm
I should mention, Wurm Online is free to play.  The monthly fee is for Premium Access which allows your skills to rise above 20.  You wont need that for your first month, as your skills wont hit 20 yet and you'd need to learn the game.  It's a very steep, unforgiving, learning curve.

The game is more fun the longer you play it.  At the beginning with low skills it takes a very long time just to feed yourself and find basic shelter.  At higher skill levels you can go to a new area butt naked and a week later have a thriving cottage farm with large stocks of anything useful.  Unlike most games Wurm Online is at the highest difficulty when you first start, and gets easier and easier the farther you get.  This causes the vast majority of new players to join, wander around lost awhile, starve, get eaten by wolves, drown, get killed by a player for stealing his rowboat, then quit, frustrated, and never play again.  But if you can get past that point Wurm Online is one of the greatest games ever made and I don't say that lightly.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 16, 2016, 02:11:25 am
Is it wrong to taunt conservatives for a half hour AFTER they go into ALL CAPS FURY?

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 16, 2016, 02:38:35 am
I got Rust, which is basically Minecraft for adults. But shitty Minecraft with hardly anything you can do and full of assholes that kill you as soon as you wake up. Or you starve to death and lose all your shit.

I already regret spending money on it, and am wondering whether to keep plugging away at it in the hope it eventually becomes fun, or to just bail and get another game.

Anyone have any suggestions? Prefer adventure/puzzle games, and I don't like graphic novels disguised as games. I'm poor so I can't justify spending more than $30, and it has to run on Mac.



If you haven't played Braid, it's a very pretty and clever puzzle game. Right now it's $15, but you only really get 4-6 hours of gameplay from that so wait for a sale for bang for your buck.

There's always Portal, of course, which is fun, funny, and comes with the benefit of near infinite user generated puzzle content. Valve just outright gives that one away on Steam sometimes.

I actually have a fair number of older games, including Portal, Portal 2, Half-Life 2, and Team Fortress 2, which I should perhaps revisit before spending more money on something else.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 16, 2016, 02:41:55 am
Rust has always been terrible.  The only fun is in playing it with friends and meeting strange assholes/being strange assholes.

I had a quick look on the Steam store, but the only games I can speak from on personal experience would be the enchanced editions of Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale.  They're not graphically intensive, won't break the bank price wise and come with a decent number of online mods.  The replay value is also reasonable, given the number of potential companions and good/evil choices.

I haven't played either of those... I'll check them out!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 16, 2016, 02:50:11 am
I got Rust, which is basically Minecraft for adults. But shitty Minecraft with hardly anything you can do and full of assholes that kill you as soon as you wake up. Or you starve to death and lose all your shit.

I already regret spending money on it, and am wondering whether to keep plugging away at it in the hope it eventually becomes fun, or to just bail and get another game.

Anyone have any suggestions? Prefer adventure/puzzle games, and I don't like graphic novels disguised as games. I'm poor so I can't justify spending more than $30, and it has to run on Mac.

If you like minecrafty games wurm is really good.  It's a mideval survival game with a player modified world.  wurm online is an MMO,  free to play but costs to progress past a certain point (subscription fee, about $10 a month game cash can be earned in game and used to pay it) wurm unlimited is a one time fee game (I dont remember the cost, about $30 I think) and I haven't played that version but you can set up your own world and play on ones other people have set up.  Designed by the guy who designed minecraft with another guy who still runs it, much prettier graphics than minecraft and a generally friendly community if you go on the PVE servers, the PVP ones are kind of empty and hostile.

I might give it a look even though Minecraft already does Minecraft best. Alty's setting up Morrowind for me though, so that might end up being my time suck.

Hahaha, I've played this! I wonder if I can remember my login information. Assuming they haven't purged it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on August 16, 2016, 05:01:17 am
I got Rust, which is basically Minecraft for adults. But shitty Minecraft with hardly anything you can do and full of assholes that kill you as soon as you wake up. Or you starve to death and lose all your shit.

I already regret spending money on it, and am wondering whether to keep plugging away at it in the hope it eventually becomes fun, or to just bail and get another game.

Anyone have any suggestions? Prefer adventure/puzzle games, and I don't like graphic novels disguised as games. I'm poor so I can't justify spending more than $30, and it has to run on Mac.



If you haven't played Braid, it's a very pretty and clever puzzle game. Right now it's $15, but you only really get 4-6 hours of gameplay from that so wait for a sale for bang for your buck.

There's always Portal, of course, which is fun, funny, and comes with the benefit of near infinite user generated puzzle content. Valve just outright gives that one away on Steam sometimes.

I actually have a fair number of older games, including Portal, Portal 2, Half-Life 2, and Team Fortress 2, which I should perhaps revisit before spending more money on something else.

If it's on sale, Stanley Parable.  I say on sale because even playing through all the endings (well all minus one) it was only ~15 hrs or so.  I don't know how to describe it, a walking simulator with a British guy voice over?

Terraria is like 8 bit looking Minecraft, with some rpg elements. If you build houses they populate with npcs.  I don't know how many hours I put into that thing. 

I liked Undertale, more of a puzzle rpg thing.

Octodad Dadliest catch was amusing for a bit, but the frustration level got too high for me.

Oh Pony Island, if you want a demon puzzle game disguised as a pony platformer.


Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: trix on August 16, 2016, 06:12:06 pm
There's also a large amount of great free open source games, like:
Xonotic (http://xonotic.org/) (FPS) very modern game similar to Unreal Tournament
Kobo Deluxe (http://olofson.net/kobodl/) (arcade) one of my favorite ways to waste a few minutes
Pipewalker (http://pipewalker.sourceforge.net/) (puzzle) great puzzle game
Briquolo (http://briquolo.free.fr/en/download.html) (arcade) which is Brick Breaker in 3D
Emilia Pinball (https://sourceforge.net/projects/pinball/) (pinball) which is... pinball.
Open Sonic (http://opensnc.sourceforge.net/) (side-scroller) which is a very faithful Sonic the Hedgehog clone
Secret Maryo Chronicles (http://secretmaryo.org/) (mario-clone) Super Mario Bros clone
SuperTux 2 (https://supertux.github.io/index.html) (mario-clone) A Mario-like 2D sidescroller with a penguin twist
FreeDroidRPG (http://www.freedroid.org/) (RPG) One of the best games I've played, but a steeper than normal learning curve (it has a unique twist) and it really needs a better GUI.

Free, open source games need all the rep they can get, and the ones listed here (and many more) are fantastic games that compare well to the commercial ones listed.  There are amazing racing games (TORCS (http://torcs.sourceforge.net/index.php), TuxKart (http://tuxkart.sourceforge.net/), etc), MMORPG's (Daimonin (https://www.daimonin.org/), The Mana World (https://sourceforge.net/projects/themanaworld/), PlaneShift (http://www.planeshift.it/)), and tons more.

None of these cost a dime, and some have so much DLC that you can play new content for years.

Yeah, I've wasted a lot of my life.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 16, 2016, 06:43:30 pm
It's my birthday.

In celebration of 34 years and not dead yet, I am making my husband take me downtown where I can go to a bar where Top Gun was filmed. No, I'm not fucking joking.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 16, 2016, 06:49:07 pm
It's my birthday.

In celebration of 34 years and not dead yet, I am making my husband take me downtown where I can go to a bar where Top Gun was filmed. No, I'm not fucking joking.

Points if you only communicate in film quotes for the ent evening.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 16, 2016, 06:54:23 pm
It's my birthday.

In celebration of 34 years and not dead yet, I am making my husband take me downtown where I can go to a bar where Top Gun was filmed. No, I'm not fucking joking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3-zaTr6OUo
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 16, 2016, 07:01:25 pm
It's my birthday.

In celebration of 34 years and not dead yet, I am making my husband take me downtown where I can go to a bar where Top Gun was filmed. No, I'm not fucking joking.

Happy birthday, Suu!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 16, 2016, 07:26:40 pm
It's my birthday.

In celebration of 34 years and not dead yet, I am making my husband take me downtown where I can go to a bar where Top Gun was filmed. No, I'm not fucking joking.

Points if you only communicate in film quotes for the ent evening.

I do this regularly. In fact, I drove into San Diego blaring "Dangerzone," so my husband knows damn well what he's in for tonight.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 16, 2016, 07:35:14 pm
It's my birthday.

In celebration of 34 years and not dead yet, I am making my husband take me downtown where I can go to a bar where Top Gun was filmed. No, I'm not fucking joking.

Happy birthday, Suu!

Thanks!

By the way, Tucson Comic Con offered me a hotel room. It looks shady as fuck, and I can't wait.  :lulz: I'm copping out of Long Beach, because they want me to buy a $400 insurance policy a month out from the con, and I'm calling shenanigans.  I'll eat the $300 table fee, because no fucking con is worth a $700 investment when I know I'm not making the return. Even San Diego doesn't charge that much. Fuck, neither does New York. I'm totally cool with insurance, but that seems a wee fucking ridiculous.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 16, 2016, 08:36:01 pm
It's my birthday.

In celebration of 34 years and not dead yet, I am making my husband take me downtown where I can go to a bar where Top Gun was filmed. No, I'm not fucking joking.

Happy birthday, Suu!

Thanks!

By the way, Tucson Comic Con offered me a hotel room. It looks shady as fuck, and I can't wait.  :lulz: I'm copping out of Long Beach, because they want me to buy a $400 insurance policy a month out from the con, and I'm calling shenanigans.  I'll eat the $300 table fee, because no fucking con is worth a $700 investment when I know I'm not making the return. Even San Diego doesn't charge that much. Fuck, neither does New York. I'm totally cool with insurance, but that seems a wee fucking ridiculous.

You'll see us at the Tucson one.  What hotel?  If it's one of the bad ones, you can bunk with us.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 16, 2016, 08:42:11 pm
It's my birthday.

In celebration of 34 years and not dead yet, I am making my husband take me downtown where I can go to a bar where Top Gun was filmed. No, I'm not fucking joking.

Happy birthday, Suu!

Thanks!

By the way, Tucson Comic Con offered me a hotel room. It looks shady as fuck, and I can't wait.  :lulz: I'm copping out of Long Beach, because they want me to buy a $400 insurance policy a month out from the con, and I'm calling shenanigans.  I'll eat the $300 table fee, because no fucking con is worth a $700 investment when I know I'm not making the return. Even San Diego doesn't charge that much. Fuck, neither does New York. I'm totally cool with insurance, but that seems a wee fucking ridiculous.

You'll see us at the Tucson one.  What hotel?  If it's one of the bad ones, you can bunk with us.

Arizona Riverpark Inn. It's like it wants to be a resort, but isn't. But the reviews don't suck.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 16, 2016, 09:07:03 pm
It's my birthday.

In celebration of 34 years and not dead yet, I am making my husband take me downtown where I can go to a bar where Top Gun was filmed. No, I'm not fucking joking.

Happy birthday, Suu!

Thanks!

By the way, Tucson Comic Con offered me a hotel room. It looks shady as fuck, and I can't wait.  :lulz: I'm copping out of Long Beach, because they want me to buy a $400 insurance policy a month out from the con, and I'm calling shenanigans.  I'll eat the $300 table fee, because no fucking con is worth a $700 investment when I know I'm not making the return. Even San Diego doesn't charge that much. Fuck, neither does New York. I'm totally cool with insurance, but that seems a wee fucking ridiculous.

You'll see us at the Tucson one.  What hotel?  If it's one of the bad ones, you can bunk with us.

Arizona Riverpark Inn. It's like it wants to be a resort, but isn't. But the reviews don't suck.

It's on the wrong side of the highway and there is no pedestrian traffic allowed on Cushing Street (ie, you will need a vehicle).  It's also in South Tucson, so the wear on your body armor may vary.

However, it's close enough to the highway that this might not be an issue.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 16, 2016, 09:24:03 pm
It's my birthday.

In celebration of 34 years and not dead yet, I am making my husband take me downtown where I can go to a bar where Top Gun was filmed. No, I'm not fucking joking.

Happy birthday, Suu!

Thanks!

By the way, Tucson Comic Con offered me a hotel room. It looks shady as fuck, and I can't wait.  :lulz: I'm copping out of Long Beach, because they want me to buy a $400 insurance policy a month out from the con, and I'm calling shenanigans.  I'll eat the $300 table fee, because no fucking con is worth a $700 investment when I know I'm not making the return. Even San Diego doesn't charge that much. Fuck, neither does New York. I'm totally cool with insurance, but that seems a wee fucking ridiculous.

You'll see us at the Tucson one.  What hotel?  If it's one of the bad ones, you can bunk with us.

Arizona Riverpark Inn. It's like it wants to be a resort, but isn't. But the reviews don't suck.

It's on the wrong side of the highway and there is no pedestrian traffic allowed on Cushing Street (ie, you will need a vehicle).

...there's sidewalks on both sides of the street and it's not a busy street?  Plus every con at TCC sees that road gets inundated with pedestrian traffic?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 16, 2016, 09:27:25 pm
It's my birthday.

In celebration of 34 years and not dead yet, I am making my husband take me downtown where I can go to a bar where Top Gun was filmed. No, I'm not fucking joking.

Happy birthday, Suu!

Thanks!

By the way, Tucson Comic Con offered me a hotel room. It looks shady as fuck, and I can't wait.  :lulz: I'm copping out of Long Beach, because they want me to buy a $400 insurance policy a month out from the con, and I'm calling shenanigans.  I'll eat the $300 table fee, because no fucking con is worth a $700 investment when I know I'm not making the return. Even San Diego doesn't charge that much. Fuck, neither does New York. I'm totally cool with insurance, but that seems a wee fucking ridiculous.

You'll see us at the Tucson one.  What hotel?  If it's one of the bad ones, you can bunk with us.

Arizona Riverpark Inn. It's like it wants to be a resort, but isn't. But the reviews don't suck.

It's on the wrong side of the highway and there is no pedestrian traffic allowed on Cushing Street (ie, you will need a vehicle).

...there's sidewalks on both sides of the street and it's not a busy street?  Plus every con at TCC sees that road gets inundated with pedestrian traffic?

The bridge under the highway on Cushing has no sidewalks.  You have to walk way the hell over to Congress Street.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 16, 2016, 09:27:51 pm
But, hell, you take care of directions, then.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 16, 2016, 09:43:41 pm
So, last month was the all-time champion hot month, world-wide, of any time we have records for or evidence of.  Meaning "ever".

Good thing this is all just some liberal myth.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 16, 2016, 10:01:57 pm
So, last month was the all-time champion hot month, world-wide, of any time we have records for or evidence of.  Meaning "ever".

Good thing this is all just some liberal myth.

It's fucking stupid hot everywhere right now. People are dropping dead in the Northeast, but I'm sure it has to do with God smiting the non-believers or some shit, right?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 16, 2016, 11:10:30 pm
It's my birthday.

In celebration of 34 years and not dead yet, I am making my husband take me downtown where I can go to a bar where Top Gun was filmed. No, I'm not fucking joking.

Happy birthday!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 16, 2016, 11:23:09 pm
It's my birthday.

In celebration of 34 years and not dead yet, I am making my husband take me downtown where I can go to a bar where Top Gun was filmed. No, I'm not fucking joking.

Happy birthday, Suu!

Thanks!

By the way, Tucson Comic Con offered me a hotel room. It looks shady as fuck, and I can't wait.  :lulz: I'm copping out of Long Beach, because they want me to buy a $400 insurance policy a month out from the con, and I'm calling shenanigans.  I'll eat the $300 table fee, because no fucking con is worth a $700 investment when I know I'm not making the return. Even San Diego doesn't charge that much. Fuck, neither does New York. I'm totally cool with insurance, but that seems a wee fucking ridiculous.

You'll see us at the Tucson one.  What hotel?  If it's one of the bad ones, you can bunk with us.

Arizona Riverpark Inn. It's like it wants to be a resort, but isn't. But the reviews don't suck.

It's on the wrong side of the highway and there is no pedestrian traffic allowed on Cushing Street (ie, you will need a vehicle).

...there's sidewalks on both sides of the street and it's not a busy street?  Plus every con at TCC sees that road gets inundated with pedestrian traffic?

I was curious about the location so I looked it up. As you said, it looks very walkable according to Google Maps, street view shows a clear sidewalk under the freeway, and the walk is only 4 minutes. As shitty as Tucson is for pedestrians, they clearly deliberately made an easy path between the hotel and the convention center, which actually makes sense for a change.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 17, 2016, 12:02:19 am
In other news, this whole "getting used to" fire season in California is fucked up. I get it, it's something that we have to deal with like East Coasters have to deal with hurricanes and Nor'easters, but Jesus Christ, it's so unpredictable.  :sad:

On the other hand, it's amusing as hell watching the moisture build to the east and head right for Arizona. We could totally use that rain, and we're sending it to the high desert for shits and giggles.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 17, 2016, 01:16:33 am
 :lulz:

AND YA DON'T STOP

(I do stand corrected.  Cushing is a pedestrian underpass, and Sunset is the deathtrap.)

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 17, 2016, 01:17:18 am
On the other hand, it's amusing as hell watching the moisture build to the east and head right for Arizona. We could totally use that rain, and we're sending it to the high desert for shits and giggles.

Yeah, when I'm supposed to do thermal imaging in the 4M dome.   :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on August 17, 2016, 03:48:52 am
You know, I thought my Dad was acquiring his conservative weirdness from Fox News or his nutty friend, until I went to church with him recently.  My parents are very Catholic and their new priest was saying that even though the Assumption wasn't considered a holy day of obligation that he thought the bishops were wrong and that you should go because black masses are happening in Oklahoma.  If you couldn't go you should say the Hail Mary a lot because Satanists are causing the murder rate to rise with the black masses.  Satanist are literally calling Satan up to tell people to murder each other, but Hail Marys will stop that.   :horrormirth:

Then continued on with his interpretation of the father against son gospel that played so well into his world view.    Someone you care about could be calling up Satan right now!

Church has always seemed weird to me but that was a tad much.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 17, 2016, 04:03:52 am
You know, I thought my Dad was acquiring his conservative weirdness from Fox News or his nutty friend, until I went to church with him recently.  My parents are very Catholic and their new priest was saying that even though the Assumption wasn't considered a holy day of obligation that he thought the bishops were wrong and that you should go because black masses are happening in Oklahoma.  If you couldn't go you should say the Hail Mary a lot because Satanists are causing the murder rate to rise with the black masses.  Satanist are literally calling Satan up to tell people to murder each other, but Hail Marys will stop that.   :horrormirth:

Then continued on with his interpretation of the father against son gospel that played so well into his world view.    Someone you care about could be calling up Satan right now!

Church has always seemed weird to me but that was a tad much.

Your dad's priest is a Manichean heretic?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on August 17, 2016, 04:38:31 am
You know, I thought my Dad was acquiring his conservative weirdness from Fox News or his nutty friend, until I went to church with him recently.  My parents are very Catholic and their new priest was saying that even though the Assumption wasn't considered a holy day of obligation that he thought the bishops were wrong and that you should go because black masses are happening in Oklahoma.  If you couldn't go you should say the Hail Mary a lot because Satanists are causing the murder rate to rise with the black masses.  Satanist are literally calling Satan up to tell people to murder each other, but Hail Marys will stop that.   :horrormirth:

Then continued on with his interpretation of the father against son gospel that played so well into his world view.    Someone you care about could be calling up Satan right now!

Church has always seemed weird to me but that was a tad much.



Your dad's priest is a Manichean heretic?

I had to look that up and, yeah he is!  All while spouting how heresy is bad.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 17, 2016, 04:51:17 am
You know, I thought my Dad was acquiring his conservative weirdness from Fox News or his nutty friend, until I went to church with him recently.  My parents are very Catholic and their new priest was saying that even though the Assumption wasn't considered a holy day of obligation that he thought the bishops were wrong and that you should go because black masses are happening in Oklahoma.  If you couldn't go you should say the Hail Mary a lot because Satanists are causing the murder rate to rise with the black masses.  Satanist are literally calling Satan up to tell people to murder each other, but Hail Marys will stop that.   :horrormirth:

Then continued on with his interpretation of the father against son gospel that played so well into his world view.    Someone you care about could be calling up Satan right now!

Church has always seemed weird to me but that was a tad much.



Your dad's priest is a Manichean heretic?

I had to look that up and, yeah he is!  All while spouting how heresy is bad.

I have memorized a ridiculous amount of theology in which I have no belief whatsoever.   :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: axod on August 17, 2016, 07:09:26 am
Yaldabaoths been having a field day with my plans these past few days, it's  like being character K from The Castle, on the way to Invitation to a Beheading, while plaing counterpoint to lowest-level Cantos of the Divine Comedy's first part.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 17, 2016, 02:36:57 pm
OK then.  I applied for a research position ages ago, and forgot all about it.

Thing is...it's a research position on pensions and public policy.  And I know nothing about pensions.  I just applied in the frenzy of sending out applications.  Only now they want to interview me.

Guess what I'll be brushing up on this weekend?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on August 17, 2016, 02:39:56 pm
OK then.  I applied for a research position ages ago, and forgot all about it.

Thing is...it's a research position on pensions and public policy.  And I know nothing about pensions.  I just applied in the frenzy of sending out applications.  Only now they want to interview me.

Guess what I'll be brushing up on this weekend?

Russian?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 17, 2016, 03:01:41 pm
It'll probably make about as much sense as Russian.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 17, 2016, 04:19:44 pm
It'll probably make about as much sense as Russian.

Let me know if the short very is anything other than "it's Fucked". I have money on it being a serious scandal relatively soon.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 17, 2016, 04:43:35 pm
I was curious about the location so I looked it up. As you said, it looks very walkable according to Google Maps, street view shows a clear sidewalk under the freeway, and the walk is only 4 minutes. As shitty as Tucson is for pedestrians, they clearly deliberately made an easy path between the hotel and the convention center, which actually makes sense for a change.

Like weather-wise or walking paths?  There are definitely some streets that are a pain to walk on because of the lack of sidewalks, but there's usually at least a wide strip of dirt to walk on on one side of a busy street. 

But this heat will murder the fuck out of people if they're not careful.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 17, 2016, 04:46:04 pm

(I do stand corrected.  Cushing is a pedestrian underpass, and Sunset is the deathtrap.)

Mistakes happen, man.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 17, 2016, 04:48:00 pm
OK then.  I applied for a research position ages ago, and forgot all about it.

Thing is...it's a research position on pensions and public policy.  And I know nothing about pensions.  I just applied in the frenzy of sending out applications.  Only now they want to interview me.

Guess what I'll be brushing up on this weekend?

Good luck!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 17, 2016, 05:37:11 pm
I was curious about the location so I looked it up. As you said, it looks very walkable according to Google Maps, street view shows a clear sidewalk under the freeway, and the walk is only 4 minutes. As shitty as Tucson is for pedestrians, they clearly deliberately made an easy path between the hotel and the convention center, which actually makes sense for a change.

Like weather-wise or walking paths?  There are definitely some streets that are a pain to walk on because of the lack of sidewalks, but there's usually at least a wide strip of dirt to walk on on one side of a busy street. 

But this heat will murder the fuck out of people if they're not careful.

Walking paths. Gotta bear in mind that I'm from a city that was built for pedestrians and there are few places you can't get to safely on foot, so my perspective is a bit skewed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 17, 2016, 05:37:49 pm
OK then.  I applied for a research position ages ago, and forgot all about it.

Thing is...it's a research position on pensions and public policy.  And I know nothing about pensions.  I just applied in the frenzy of sending out applications.  Only now they want to interview me.

Guess what I'll be brushing up on this weekend?

Oooooooh! Good luck!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 17, 2016, 05:45:54 pm
In other news, this whole "getting used to" fire season in California is fucked up. I get it, it's something that we have to deal with like East Coasters have to deal with hurricanes and Nor'easters, but Jesus Christ, it's so unpredictable.  :sad:

On the other hand, it's amusing as hell watching the moisture build to the east and head right for Arizona. We could totally use that rain, and we're sending it to the high desert for shits and giggles.

I'm super glad we're getting a lot of rain at regular intervals up here this season; last year was terrible, we had big fires everywhere.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 17, 2016, 09:31:47 pm
I was curious about the location so I looked it up. As you said, it looks very walkable according to Google Maps, street view shows a clear sidewalk under the freeway, and the walk is only 4 minutes. As shitty as Tucson is for pedestrians, they clearly deliberately made an easy path between the hotel and the convention center, which actually makes sense for a change.

Like weather-wise or walking paths?  There are definitely some streets that are a pain to walk on because of the lack of sidewalks, but there's usually at least a wide strip of dirt to walk on on one side of a busy street. 

But this heat will murder the fuck out of people if they're not careful.

Walking paths. Gotta bear in mind that I'm from a city that was built for pedestrians and there are few places you can't get to safely on foot, so my perspective is a bit skewed.

Oh.  :lol:  Yes, I see what you mean now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: PoFP on August 17, 2016, 11:41:33 pm
Been busy as fuck moving into The City™. No parking anywhere, everywhere is dangerous, and the shower spits out rust water for the first few seconds.


It's all coming back to me now, why we moved into the farm town all those years ago...
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 18, 2016, 01:05:18 am
The San Bernadino (Blue Cut) Fire is now up to 35,000-65,000 acres. 0% contained. This is bad. And now there's one in Spring Valley, here in San Diego County not far out from the city near La Mesa and El Cajon. Substantial sized suburbs.

Fuck. This. If anything makes there way to my corner of San Diego, thousands of military families are going to be displaced.

Meanwhile, Louisiana is fucking underwater.

But Global Warming is a goddamn myth, keep watching Trump flap his lips.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on August 18, 2016, 01:19:10 am
You know, I thought my Dad was acquiring his conservative weirdness from Fox News or his nutty friend, until I went to church with him recently.  My parents are very Catholic and their new priest was saying that even though the Assumption wasn't considered a holy day of obligation that he thought the bishops were wrong and that you should go because black masses are happening in Oklahoma.  If you couldn't go you should say the Hail Mary a lot because Satanists are causing the murder rate to rise with the black masses.  Satanist are literally calling Satan up to tell people to murder each other, but Hail Marys will stop that.   :horrormirth:

Then continued on with his interpretation of the father against son gospel that played so well into his world view.    Someone you care about could be calling up Satan right now!

Church has always seemed weird to me but that was a tad much.



Your dad's priest is a Manichean heretic?

I had to look that up and, yeah he is!  All while spouting how heresy is bad.

I have memorized a ridiculous amount of theology in which I have no belief whatsoever.   :lol:

I found out the previous pope made him a monsignor.  Geh.

Burke is from our area, I hateses him.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 18, 2016, 01:39:08 am
So, we finished installing the DESI prototype today.  It occurs to me that I've come a long, long way since 1996.  Tomorrow Ron and I do the thermal imaging of the dome overnight, to make sure the new paint job on the dome isn't overheating the skin, and then diagnostics run for a couple of days.  On Monday we go on-sky.  Despite the persistent problems occurring with the fiber optics, this is going to be amazing.  I imagine this is what it must have felt like being in the Houston control room when Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

 :jihaad:

TGRR,
On a clear night, I can see 100,000 light years.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 18, 2016, 01:39:58 am
The San Bernadino (Blue Cut) Fire is now up to 35,000-65,000 acres. 0% contained. This is bad. And now there's one in Spring Valley, here in San Diego County not far out from the city near La Mesa and El Cajon. Substantial sized suburbs.

Fuck. This. If anything makes there way to my corner of San Diego, thousands of military families are going to be displaced.

Meanwhile, Louisiana is fucking underwater.

But Global Warming is a goddamn myth, keep watching Trump flap his lips.

Good luck, Suu.  If worst comes to worst, run back out here.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 18, 2016, 01:41:34 am

I found out the previous pope made him a monsignor.  Geh.

Burke is from our area, I hateses him.

It's been a very long time since the Catholic church was a meritocracy.   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 18, 2016, 01:43:58 am
You know, I thought my Dad was acquiring his conservative weirdness from Fox News or his nutty friend, until I went to church with him recently.  My parents are very Catholic and their new priest was saying that even though the Assumption wasn't considered a holy day of obligation that he thought the bishops were wrong and that you should go because black masses are happening in Oklahoma.  If you couldn't go you should say the Hail Mary a lot because Satanists are causing the murder rate to rise with the black masses.  Satanist are literally calling Satan up to tell people to murder each other, but Hail Marys will stop that.   :horrormirth:

Then continued on with his interpretation of the father against son gospel that played so well into his world view.    Someone you care about could be calling up Satan right now!

Church has always seemed weird to me but that was a tad much.



Your dad's priest is a Manichean heretic?

I had to look that up and, yeah he is!  All while spouting how heresy is bad.

I have memorized a ridiculous amount of theology in which I have no belief whatsoever.   :lol:

I found out the previous pope made him a monsignor.  Geh.

Burke is from our area, I hateses him.

 Gnostic heresies are fucking BIZARRE. It's weird hearing of one popping up in the west. Especially someone representing the Chalcedonian rite. Seriously a non believe in the Annunciation, and they gave him a priesthood?  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 18, 2016, 01:44:37 am
The San Bernadino (Blue Cut) Fire is now up to 35,000-65,000 acres. 0% contained. This is bad. And now there's one in Spring Valley, here in San Diego County not far out from the city near La Mesa and El Cajon. Substantial sized suburbs.

Fuck. This. If anything makes there way to my corner of San Diego, thousands of military families are going to be displaced.

Meanwhile, Louisiana is fucking underwater.

But Global Warming is a goddamn myth, keep watching Trump flap his lips.

Good luck, Suu.  If worst comes to worst, run back out here.

AND THEN I WILL BE IN TUCSON FOREVER
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 18, 2016, 02:09:04 am
The San Bernadino (Blue Cut) Fire is now up to 35,000-65,000 acres. 0% contained. This is bad. And now there's one in Spring Valley, here in San Diego County not far out from the city near La Mesa and El Cajon. Substantial sized suburbs.

Fuck. This. If anything makes there way to my corner of San Diego, thousands of military families are going to be displaced.

Meanwhile, Louisiana is fucking underwater.

But Global Warming is a goddamn myth, keep watching Trump flap his lips.

Good luck, Suu.  If worst comes to worst, run back out here.

AND THEN I WILL BE IN TUCSON FOREVER

we all float down here, Suu
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 18, 2016, 02:40:22 am
The San Bernadino (Blue Cut) Fire is now up to 35,000-65,000 acres. 0% contained. This is bad. And now there's one in Spring Valley, here in San Diego County not far out from the city near La Mesa and El Cajon. Substantial sized suburbs.

Fuck. This. If anything makes there way to my corner of San Diego, thousands of military families are going to be displaced.

Meanwhile, Louisiana is fucking underwater.

But Global Warming is a goddamn myth, keep watching Trump flap his lips.

Good luck, Suu.  If worst comes to worst, run back out here.

AND THEN I WILL BE IN TUCSON FOREVER

we all float down here, Suu

40% contained, evacuations lifted.

Tucson has actually gotten more rain than San Diego this year. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 18, 2016, 02:43:17 am
The San Bernadino (Blue Cut) Fire is now up to 35,000-65,000 acres. 0% contained. This is bad. And now there's one in Spring Valley, here in San Diego County not far out from the city near La Mesa and El Cajon. Substantial sized suburbs.

Fuck. This. If anything makes there way to my corner of San Diego, thousands of military families are going to be displaced.

Meanwhile, Louisiana is fucking underwater.

But Global Warming is a goddamn myth, keep watching Trump flap his lips.

Good luck, Suu.  If worst comes to worst, run back out here.

AND THEN I WILL BE IN TUCSON FOREVER

we all float down here, Suu

40% contained, evacuations lifted.

Tucson has actually gotten more rain than San Diego this year.

Everyone drowned 3 weeks ago.

Seriously, Kitt Peak is SOGGY.  I am actually throwing water over the side, because we're completely full.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on August 18, 2016, 04:21:45 am
So, we finished installing the DESI prototype today.  It occurs to me that I've come a long, long way since 1996.  Tomorrow Ron and I do the thermal imaging of the dome overnight, to make sure the new paint job on the dome isn't overheating the skin, and then diagnostics run for a couple of days.  On Monday we go on-sky.  Despite the persistent problems occurring with the fiber optics, this is going to be amazing.  I imagine this is what it must have felt like being in the Houston control room when Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

 :jihaad:

TGRR,
On a clear night, I can see 100,000 light years.

YOINK!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 18, 2016, 07:52:26 am
I feel like shouting "I AM A GOD" at passing traffic because I fixed my computer from being stuck in Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

(https://i.imgflip.com/i3ioa.jpg)
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on August 18, 2016, 12:32:45 pm
The San Bernadino (Blue Cut) Fire is now up to 35,000-65,000 acres. 0% contained. This is bad. And now there's one in Spring Valley, here in San Diego County not far out from the city near La Mesa and El Cajon. Substantial sized suburbs.

Fuck. This. If anything makes there way to my corner of San Diego, thousands of military families are going to be displaced.

Meanwhile, Louisiana is fucking underwater.

But Global Warming is a goddamn myth, keep watching Trump flap his lips.

Good luck, Suu.  If worst comes to worst, run back out here.

AND THEN I WILL BE IN TUCSON FOREVER

we all float down here, Suu

This is currently the Louisiana state motto.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LuciferX on August 18, 2016, 02:57:30 pm
And there it was, that moment.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 18, 2016, 04:10:56 pm
So, we finished installing the DESI prototype today.  It occurs to me that I've come a long, long way since 1996.  Tomorrow Ron and I do the thermal imaging of the dome overnight, to make sure the new paint job on the dome isn't overheating the skin, and then diagnostics run for a couple of days.  On Monday we go on-sky.  Despite the persistent problems occurring with the fiber optics, this is going to be amazing.  I imagine this is what it must have felt like being in the Houston control room when Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

 :jihaad:

TGRR,
On a clear night, I can see 100,000 light years.

YOINK!

 :lulz:

By all means.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 18, 2016, 05:53:03 pm
The San Bernadino (Blue Cut) Fire is now up to 35,000-65,000 acres. 0% contained. This is bad. And now there's one in Spring Valley, here in San Diego County not far out from the city near La Mesa and El Cajon. Substantial sized suburbs.

Fuck. This. If anything makes there way to my corner of San Diego, thousands of military families are going to be displaced.

Meanwhile, Louisiana is fucking underwater.

But Global Warming is a goddamn myth, keep watching Trump flap his lips.

Good luck, Suu.  If worst comes to worst, run back out here.

AND THEN I WILL BE IN TUCSON FOREVER

we all float down here, Suu

40% contained, evacuations lifted.

Tucson has actually gotten more rain than San Diego this year.

Everyone drowned 3 weeks ago.

Seriously, Kitt Peak is SOGGY.  I am actually throwing water over the side, because we're completely full.

We could see that mess if we looked East. No clouds settled over us, but on "humid" days, it was sweeping it, and then building on the other side of the mountains. Then, we got visuals of these immense anvil clouds in the distance, and you KNOW whats at the bottom side of those fuckers.

I'm sitting out with some friends, looking out over the canyon, and we're staring at that shit build, drinking our Pacifico like proper po'bucker Californians, when one of them goes, "See that? That's Arizona. Or what's left of it, anyway."
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 18, 2016, 08:40:10 pm
 :lulz:

AND THEN AND THEN AND THEN my electricians are totally stumped on a problem.  Thing is, one of them is inexperienced and the other is really more of an HVAC guy.  So I wander over, identify the problem in about 15 minutes, and we fix it in about an hour.

They apparently think I'm some kind of genius, but it's really just a case of having seen most of this type of shit a million times and knowing how to step back and actually look at the problem.  By which I mean, don't marry yourself to a theory.

Anyway, I AM MAINTENANCE MONKEY, HEAR ME ROAR.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 18, 2016, 08:47:59 pm
:lulz:

AND THEN AND THEN AND THEN my electricians are totally stumped on a problem.  Thing is, one of them is inexperienced and the other is really more of an HVAC guy.  So I wander over, identify the problem in about 15 minutes, and we fix it in about an hour.

They apparently think I'm some kind of genius, but it's really just a case of having seen most of this type of shit a million times and knowing how to step back and actually look at the problem.  By which I mean, don't marry yourself to a theory.

Anyway, I AM MAINTENANCE MONKEY, HEAR ME ROAR.

Start scrawling ventilation diagrams in the tunnels when nobody is looking.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on August 18, 2016, 09:03:28 pm
You know, I thought my Dad was acquiring his conservative weirdness from Fox News or his nutty friend, until I went to church with him recently.  My parents are very Catholic and their new priest was saying that even though the Assumption wasn't considered a holy day of obligation that he thought the bishops were wrong and that you should go because black masses are happening in Oklahoma.  If you couldn't go you should say the Hail Mary a lot because Satanists are causing the murder rate to rise with the black masses.  Satanist are literally calling Satan up to tell people to murder each other, but Hail Marys will stop that.   :horrormirth:

Then continued on with his interpretation of the father against son gospel that played so well into his world view.    Someone you care about could be calling up Satan right now!

Church has always seemed weird to me but that was a tad much.



Your dad's priest is a Manichean heretic?

I had to look that up and, yeah he is!  All while spouting how heresy is bad.

I have memorized a ridiculous amount of theology in which I have no belief whatsoever.   :lol:

I found out the previous pope made him a monsignor.  Geh.

Burke is from our area, I hateses him.

 Gnostic heresies are fucking BIZARRE. It's weird hearing of one popping up in the west. Especially someone representing the Chalcedonian rite. Seriously a non believe in the Annunciation, and they gave him a priesthood?  :lulz:


Ah, didn't dig too deeply into that heresy, yeah he's still into Mary-related Catholic dogma, but he's really into dualism, and prayer as magic spell type thinking.      It's a lot different than what I grew up with.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 18, 2016, 09:31:24 pm
Report him to the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith.

They probably won't burn him alive, sadly, but he is definitely engaged in heresy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: PoFP on August 18, 2016, 10:38:36 pm
This last weekend, we had an email issue involving a few hundred Virtual Desktops. We submitted a high priority ticket to a resolver group along with a pager alert. After they bullshitted in a 500 dollar conference call, they decided to close the issue because we (The Service Desk) had a half-functional workaround. So we submitted a new shiny high priority ticket with more information on the issue, along with a blunt statement about the fact that it was going to drive call volume on Monday, and that it could be a potential disaster. The team kicks it back to us to resolve and says it's not their issue, and that it was determined that it was [Insert another team's name]'s issue during the 500 dollar conference call. Why they decided to leave that fact out when they originally closed the issue, I have no clue.

Either way, we open yet another high priority ticket (Wow, this is costing them a lot of money by this point) and send it over to the team that it was supposed to be with, with even more information. They took one glance at the ticket notes and called the EXAMPLE user with the issue, and closed the ticket on the basis that it was resolved for that person.

At this point, my team is risking dropping calls over this issue, so we're all pretty frustrated. So, we re-open the ticket right away, and send it back to them WITHOUT the pager that alerts the team of the ticket (It doesn't matter, they're supposed to be monitoring their queues anyways). Of course, it sits there the rest of the day without being touched. Not until Monday, anyways.

On the weekends, we don't have extremely high call volume, so I spent the time in between phone calls researching the issue. I ended up figuring out exactly what went wrong, and sent the solution to the team with the ticket. I also sent an email to my supervisors alerting them of what was going on, as well as a pre-setup email blast ready to be sent to MY team on how to deal with the calls.

As predicted, Monday rolls around, and my team gets SLAMMED with calls. They use my email blast, and things go a little smoother.
The guy who had the ticket breach (The agreed upon resolution time-frame for the high priority issue wasn't met) on his watch must've had his ass handed to him over it, because he was going back through 30 or so tickets, personally, to make sure that each person that was affected had their issue resolved.  :lulz:

Perfect timing for my conversion to a non-contractor employee status. Just a few more incidences where I resolve an issue that's thousands of dollars above my pay-grade and I'll have enough under my belt to bargain for a higher position right out of the gate. Good thing is, I usually do this very thing once a month or so. So I'm pretty stoked.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on August 18, 2016, 11:21:50 pm
This last weekend, we had an email issue involving a few hundred Virtual Desktops. We submitted a high priority ticket to a resolver group along with a pager alert. After they bullshitted in a 500 dollar conference call, they decided to close the issue because we (The Service Desk) had a half-functional workaround. So we submitted a new shiny high priority ticket with more information on the issue, along with a blunt statement about the fact that it was going to drive call volume on Monday, and that it could be a potential disaster. The team kicks it back to us to resolve and says it's not their issue, and that it was determined that it was [Insert another team's name]'s issue during the 500 dollar conference call. Why they decided to leave that fact out when they originally closed the issue, I have no clue.

Either way, we open yet another high priority ticket (Wow, this is costing them a lot of money by this point) and send it over to the team that it was supposed to be with, with even more information. They took one glance at the ticket notes and called the EXAMPLE user with the issue, and closed the ticket on the basis that it was resolved for that person.

At this point, my team is risking dropping calls over this issue, so we're all pretty frustrated. So, we re-open the ticket right away, and send it back to them WITHOUT the pager that alerts the team of the ticket (It doesn't matter, they're supposed to be monitoring their queues anyways). Of course, it sits there the rest of the day without being touched. Not until Monday, anyways.

On the weekends, we don't have extremely high call volume, so I spent the time in between phone calls researching the issue. I ended up figuring out exactly what went wrong, and sent the solution to the team with the ticket. I also sent an email to my supervisors alerting them of what was going on, as well as a pre-setup email blast ready to be sent to MY team on how to deal with the calls.

As predicted, Monday rolls around, and my team gets SLAMMED with calls. They use my email blast, and things go a little smoother.
The guy who had the ticket breach (The agreed upon resolution time-frame for the high priority issue wasn't met) on his watch must've had his ass handed to him over it, because he was going back through 30 or so tickets, personally, to make sure that each person that was affected had their issue resolved.  :lulz:

Perfect timing for my conversion to a non-contractor employee status. Just a few more incidences where I resolve an issue that's thousands of dollars above my pay-grade and I'll have enough under my belt to bargain for a higher position right out of the gate. Good thing is, I usually do this very thing once a month or so. So I'm pretty stoked.

Kinda wonder if we work for the same company.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on August 18, 2016, 11:24:09 pm
Boss got a data logger unit, wasn't logging data.  Opened it and found a mostly empty box with a raspberry pi inside.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: PoFP on August 18, 2016, 11:38:22 pm
This last weekend, we had an email issue involving a few hundred Virtual Desktops. We submitted a high priority ticket to a resolver group along with a pager alert. After they bullshitted in a 500 dollar conference call, they decided to close the issue because we (The Service Desk) had a half-functional workaround. So we submitted a new shiny high priority ticket with more information on the issue, along with a blunt statement about the fact that it was going to drive call volume on Monday, and that it could be a potential disaster. The team kicks it back to us to resolve and says it's not their issue, and that it was determined that it was [Insert another team's name]'s issue during the 500 dollar conference call. Why they decided to leave that fact out when they originally closed the issue, I have no clue.

Either way, we open yet another high priority ticket (Wow, this is costing them a lot of money by this point) and send it over to the team that it was supposed to be with, with even more information. They took one glance at the ticket notes and called the EXAMPLE user with the issue, and closed the ticket on the basis that it was resolved for that person.

At this point, my team is risking dropping calls over this issue, so we're all pretty frustrated. So, we re-open the ticket right away, and send it back to them WITHOUT the pager that alerts the team of the ticket (It doesn't matter, they're supposed to be monitoring their queues anyways). Of course, it sits there the rest of the day without being touched. Not until Monday, anyways.

On the weekends, we don't have extremely high call volume, so I spent the time in between phone calls researching the issue. I ended up figuring out exactly what went wrong, and sent the solution to the team with the ticket. I also sent an email to my supervisors alerting them of what was going on, as well as a pre-setup email blast ready to be sent to MY team on how to deal with the calls.

As predicted, Monday rolls around, and my team gets SLAMMED with calls. They use my email blast, and things go a little smoother.
The guy who had the ticket breach (The agreed upon resolution time-frame for the high priority issue wasn't met) on his watch must've had his ass handed to him over it, because he was going back through 30 or so tickets, personally, to make sure that each person that was affected had their issue resolved.  :lulz:

Perfect timing for my conversion to a non-contractor employee status. Just a few more incidences where I resolve an issue that's thousands of dollars above my pay-grade and I'll have enough under my belt to bargain for a higher position right out of the gate. Good thing is, I usually do this very thing once a month or so. So I'm pretty stoked.

Kinda wonder if we work for the same company.

Atos? NSC Global?

Boss got a data logger unit, wasn't logging data.  Opened it and found a mostly empty box with a raspberry pi inside.

I just pictured a 90s cell phone looking contraption being opened up, and it's literally empty with a Ras-pi banging around in the case, not attached or connected to anything.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on August 19, 2016, 02:13:33 am
This last weekend, we had an email issue involving a few hundred Virtual Desktops. We submitted a high priority ticket to a resolver group along with a pager alert. After they bullshitted in a 500 dollar conference call, they decided to close the issue because we (The Service Desk) had a half-functional workaround. So we submitted a new shiny high priority ticket with more information on the issue, along with a blunt statement about the fact that it was going to drive call volume on Monday, and that it could be a potential disaster. The team kicks it back to us to resolve and says it's not their issue, and that it was determined that it was [Insert another team's name]'s issue during the 500 dollar conference call. Why they decided to leave that fact out when they originally closed the issue, I have no clue.

Either way, we open yet another high priority ticket (Wow, this is costing them a lot of money by this point) and send it over to the team that it was supposed to be with, with even more information. They took one glance at the ticket notes and called the EXAMPLE user with the issue, and closed the ticket on the basis that it was resolved for that person.

At this point, my team is risking dropping calls over this issue, so we're all pretty frustrated. So, we re-open the ticket right away, and send it back to them WITHOUT the pager that alerts the team of the ticket (It doesn't matter, they're supposed to be monitoring their queues anyways). Of course, it sits there the rest of the day without being touched. Not until Monday, anyways.

On the weekends, we don't have extremely high call volume, so I spent the time in between phone calls researching the issue. I ended up figuring out exactly what went wrong, and sent the solution to the team with the ticket. I also sent an email to my supervisors alerting them of what was going on, as well as a pre-setup email blast ready to be sent to MY team on how to deal with the calls.

As predicted, Monday rolls around, and my team gets SLAMMED with calls. They use my email blast, and things go a little smoother.
The guy who had the ticket breach (The agreed upon resolution time-frame for the high priority issue wasn't met) on his watch must've had his ass handed to him over it, because he was going back through 30 or so tickets, personally, to make sure that each person that was affected had their issue resolved.  :lulz:

Perfect timing for my conversion to a non-contractor employee status. Just a few more incidences where I resolve an issue that's thousands of dollars above my pay-grade and I'll have enough under my belt to bargain for a higher position right out of the gate. Good thing is, I usually do this very thing once a month or so. So I'm pretty stoked.

Kinda wonder if we work for the same company.

Atos? NSC Global?

Boss got a data logger unit, wasn't logging data.  Opened it and found a mostly empty box with a raspberry pi inside.

I just pictured a 90s cell phone looking contraption being opened up, and it's literally empty with a Ras-pi banging around in the case, not attached or connected to anything.

Nope, not Atos or NSC.

It looked like  beige box with some ports on the side, and a 90's cell antenna.  The pi was in a bracket to hold it in place.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 19, 2016, 03:24:28 am
Boss got a data logger unit, wasn't logging data.  Opened it and found a mostly empty box with a raspberry pi inside.

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: That's AMAZING. Also I feel like it's kind of a metaphor for everything about doing science.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 19, 2016, 03:29:52 am
This last weekend, we had an email issue involving a few hundred Virtual Desktops. We submitted a high priority ticket to a resolver group along with a pager alert. After they bullshitted in a 500 dollar conference call, they decided to close the issue because we (The Service Desk) had a half-functional workaround. So we submitted a new shiny high priority ticket with more information on the issue, along with a blunt statement about the fact that it was going to drive call volume on Monday, and that it could be a potential disaster. The team kicks it back to us to resolve and says it's not their issue, and that it was determined that it was [Insert another team's name]'s issue during the 500 dollar conference call. Why they decided to leave that fact out when they originally closed the issue, I have no clue.

Either way, we open yet another high priority ticket (Wow, this is costing them a lot of money by this point) and send it over to the team that it was supposed to be with, with even more information. They took one glance at the ticket notes and called the EXAMPLE user with the issue, and closed the ticket on the basis that it was resolved for that person.

At this point, my team is risking dropping calls over this issue, so we're all pretty frustrated. So, we re-open the ticket right away, and send it back to them WITHOUT the pager that alerts the team of the ticket (It doesn't matter, they're supposed to be monitoring their queues anyways). Of course, it sits there the rest of the day without being touched. Not until Monday, anyways.

On the weekends, we don't have extremely high call volume, so I spent the time in between phone calls researching the issue. I ended up figuring out exactly what went wrong, and sent the solution to the team with the ticket. I also sent an email to my supervisors alerting them of what was going on, as well as a pre-setup email blast ready to be sent to MY team on how to deal with the calls.

As predicted, Monday rolls around, and my team gets SLAMMED with calls. They use my email blast, and things go a little smoother.
The guy who had the ticket breach (The agreed upon resolution time-frame for the high priority issue wasn't met) on his watch must've had his ass handed to him over it, because he was going back through 30 or so tickets, personally, to make sure that each person that was affected had their issue resolved.  :lulz:

Perfect timing for my conversion to a non-contractor employee status. Just a few more incidences where I resolve an issue that's thousands of dollars above my pay-grade and I'll have enough under my belt to bargain for a higher position right out of the gate. Good thing is, I usually do this very thing once a month or so. So I'm pretty stoked.

I find office stories strangely, pleasurably satisfying, for some reason.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Nast on August 19, 2016, 08:40:46 am
A wildfire started in my town as well today, not bad enough to worry about evacuating but maybe should start to think about what to put in a go-bag. Living that SoCal life!

In other news I found a job! It's not as many hours as I'd like, but I make good tips so that's nice. It's also crazy and bilingual.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Faust on August 19, 2016, 08:45:03 am
This last weekend, we had an email issue involving a few hundred Virtual Desktops. We submitted a high priority ticket to a resolver group along with a pager alert. After they bullshitted in a 500 dollar conference call, they decided to close the issue because we (The Service Desk) had a half-functional workaround. So we submitted a new shiny high priority ticket with more information on the issue, along with a blunt statement about the fact that it was going to drive call volume on Monday, and that it could be a potential disaster. The team kicks it back to us to resolve and says it's not their issue, and that it was determined that it was [Insert another team's name]'s issue during the 500 dollar conference call. Why they decided to leave that fact out when they originally closed the issue, I have no clue.

Either way, we open yet another high priority ticket (Wow, this is costing them a lot of money by this point) and send it over to the team that it was supposed to be with, with even more information. They took one glance at the ticket notes and called the EXAMPLE user with the issue, and closed the ticket on the basis that it was resolved for that person.

At this point, my team is risking dropping calls over this issue, so we're all pretty frustrated. So, we re-open the ticket right away, and send it back to them WITHOUT the pager that alerts the team of the ticket (It doesn't matter, they're supposed to be monitoring their queues anyways). Of course, it sits there the rest of the day without being touched. Not until Monday, anyways.

On the weekends, we don't have extremely high call volume, so I spent the time in between phone calls researching the issue. I ended up figuring out exactly what went wrong, and sent the solution to the team with the ticket. I also sent an email to my supervisors alerting them of what was going on, as well as a pre-setup email blast ready to be sent to MY team on how to deal with the calls.

As predicted, Monday rolls around, and my team gets SLAMMED with calls. They use my email blast, and things go a little smoother.
The guy who had the ticket breach (The agreed upon resolution time-frame for the high priority issue wasn't met) on his watch must've had his ass handed to him over it, because he was going back through 30 or so tickets, personally, to make sure that each person that was affected had their issue resolved.  :lulz:

Perfect timing for my conversion to a non-contractor employee status. Just a few more incidences where I resolve an issue that's thousands of dollars above my pay-grade and I'll have enough under my belt to bargain for a higher position right out of the gate. Good thing is, I usually do this very thing once a month or so. So I'm pretty stoked.

Kinda wonder if we work for the same company.

Atos? NSC Global?

Boss got a data logger unit, wasn't logging data.  Opened it and found a mostly empty box with a raspberry pi inside.

I just pictured a 90s cell phone looking contraption being opened up, and it's literally empty with a Ras-pi banging around in the case, not attached or connected to anything.

Nope, not Atos or NSC.

It looked like  beige box with some ports on the side, and a 90's cell antenna.  The pi was in a bracket to hold it in place.
We use the Pi for demoing kits, and you can use it quite well with some sensor modules with modbus/fieldbus. But its not a product for redistribution, there are issues with them on scale, its an amazing piece of kit, but it's a hobbiest tool.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 19, 2016, 10:44:30 am
Heh, so speaking of learning Russian...Rosetta Stone had another deal on this week.  Ł99 for a complete downloadable Russian course.  I've spent way too much money this month already, what with the wedding I'm attending next week...new suit, train tickets, hotel, taxi...but fuck it, that's a deal I can't pass up.  Besides, screw spending limits, I have savings.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: PoFP on August 19, 2016, 01:00:22 pm
This last weekend, we had an email issue involving a few hundred Virtual Desktops. We submitted a high priority ticket to a resolver group along with a pager alert. After they bullshitted in a 500 dollar conference call, they decided to close the issue because we (The Service Desk) had a half-functional workaround. So we submitted a new shiny high priority ticket with more information on the issue, along with a blunt statement about the fact that it was going to drive call volume on Monday, and that it could be a potential disaster. The team kicks it back to us to resolve and says it's not their issue, and that it was determined that it was [Insert another team's name]'s issue during the 500 dollar conference call. Why they decided to leave that fact out when they originally closed the issue, I have no clue.

Either way, we open yet another high priority ticket (Wow, this is costing them a lot of money by this point) and send it over to the team that it was supposed to be with, with even more information. They took one glance at the ticket notes and called the EXAMPLE user with the issue, and closed the ticket on the basis that it was resolved for that person.

At this point, my team is risking dropping calls over this issue, so we're all pretty frustrated. So, we re-open the ticket right away, and send it back to them WITHOUT the pager that alerts the team of the ticket (It doesn't matter, they're supposed to be monitoring their queues anyways). Of course, it sits there the rest of the day without being touched. Not until Monday, anyways.

On the weekends, we don't have extremely high call volume, so I spent the time in between phone calls researching the issue. I ended up figuring out exactly what went wrong, and sent the solution to the team with the ticket. I also sent an email to my supervisors alerting them of what was going on, as well as a pre-setup email blast ready to be sent to MY team on how to deal with the calls.

As predicted, Monday rolls around, and my team gets SLAMMED with calls. They use my email blast, and things go a little smoother.
The guy who had the ticket breach (The agreed upon resolution time-frame for the high priority issue wasn't met) on his watch must've had his ass handed to him over it, because he was going back through 30 or so tickets, personally, to make sure that each person that was affected had their issue resolved.  :lulz:

Perfect timing for my conversion to a non-contractor employee status. Just a few more incidences where I resolve an issue that's thousands of dollars above my pay-grade and I'll have enough under my belt to bargain for a higher position right out of the gate. Good thing is, I usually do this very thing once a month or so. So I'm pretty stoked.

I find office stories strangely, pleasurably satisfying, for some reason.

Me too, actually. And I didn't realize this fact until I came to this forum and started reading everyone else's.


It looked like  beige box with some ports on the side, and a 90's cell antenna.  The pi was in a bracket to hold it in place.


Oh god :lulz:

Heh, so speaking of learning Russian...Rosetta Stone had another deal on this week.  Ł99 for a complete downloadable Russian course.  I've spent way too much money this month already, what with the wedding I'm attending next week...new suit, train tickets, hotel, taxi...but fuck it, that's a deal I can't pass up.  Besides, screw spending limits, I have savings.

This caught me off guard, and I found it really funny  :lulz:

Also, I don't know why I've never looked into Rosetta Stone. If I learned Hindi, my job security would be through the fucking roof. I'd probably get a massive raise because of my usefulness.

Also, any particular reason you're interested in Russian? I mean, other than the fact that it may become the only way we survive if Trump gets elected. Or other than the deal?  :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 19, 2016, 01:04:50 pm
Well, firstly, working in boarding, Russian is useful.  I mean, I know 90% of the swear words already, but the others would be nice.  Secondly, between my first degree and some of my writing, I have enough knowledge to pass myself off as a Russia expert...aside from the language barrier.  Relevant to my second degree, Russia has a huge far-right problem, and they're mostly violent into the bargain. 

Finally, quite a few of the security jobs I see posted require Russian, or Arabic, or both, as required proficiencies for application.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: PoFP on August 19, 2016, 01:25:30 pm
Well, firstly, working in boarding, Russian is useful.  I mean, I know 90% of the swear words already, but the others would be nice.  Secondly, between my first degree and some of my writing, I have enough knowledge to pass myself off as a Russia expert...aside from the language barrier.  Relevant to my second degree, Russia has a huge far-right problem, and they're mostly violent into the bargain. 

Finally, quite a few of the security jobs I see posted require Russian, or Arabic, or both, as required proficiencies for application.

Oh, well, shit. Yeah, those are pretty good reasons to know Russian.

Also, I don't know why the security application didn't come to me initially. That makes a lot of sense.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 19, 2016, 03:16:36 pm
Perfect timing for my conversion to a non-contractor employee status. Just a few more incidences where I resolve an issue that's thousands of dollars above my pay-grade and I'll have enough under my belt to bargain for a higher position right out of the gate. Good thing is, I usually do this very thing once a month or so. So I'm pretty stoked.

I work in quite a different field to you by the sounds of things, but I've been butting up against a problem that I think a few of you guys have probably encountered before.

The problem is this: People who do jobs that aren't mine but affect mine do them badly. How far do I go to rectify their problems and make things better for everyone (especially customers) without stepping on toes?

In the latest instance of this, I've noticed recently that the technical datasheets for our products are pretty terrible. The template they get made from isn't particularly great to start with and due to the marketing/product management teams apparently not giving a fuck the content is verging on incomprehensible at points.

Now, I've completely redesigned (one of) the datasheets and it looks a lot better I think. But... where the hell do I go from here? The people who could actually approve such a change either still don't give a fuck or will be actively threatened by proposed change.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 19, 2016, 03:52:02 pm
Learn everything you can about the overall business model and compose a lovely letter to a good competitor.

I could go on, but it always comes down to "get out" sooner or later.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: PoFP on August 19, 2016, 05:22:30 pm
Perfect timing for my conversion to a non-contractor employee status. Just a few more incidences where I resolve an issue that's thousands of dollars above my pay-grade and I'll have enough under my belt to bargain for a higher position right out of the gate. Good thing is, I usually do this very thing once a month or so. So I'm pretty stoked.

I work in quite a different field to you by the sounds of things, but I've been butting up against a problem that I think a few of you guys have probably encountered before.

The problem is this: People who do jobs that aren't mine but affect mine do them badly. How far do I go to rectify their problems and make things better for everyone (especially customers) without stepping on toes?

In the latest instance of this, I've noticed recently that the technical datasheets for our products are pretty terrible. The template they get made from isn't particularly great to start with and due to the marketing/product management teams apparently not giving a fuck the content is verging on incomprehensible at points.

Now, I've completely redesigned (one of) the datasheets and it looks a lot better I think. But... where the hell do I go from here? The people who could actually approve such a change either still don't give a fuck or will be actively threatened by proposed change.

That sounds, word for word, exactly like what my Father just dealt with over the past month. Literally the same problem.

Well, maybe. The data sheet he was dealing with had numbers and calculations from the production machines throughout the plant entered manually by an assistant.

That's right, each cell had a different calculation, entered manually every time... No cells used in the equations... just raw numbers... Human error running rampant...

Seriously. She would go down a list of numbers and enter everything like "=(235*67)+3400" in every cell...

So he wrote a couple macros and set up a couple different connected data sheets and changed the entire way that data sheet was calculated. Now they don't have negative weight and waste values  :lulz:

In his case, he was actually a project manager, so he had the authority to make those changes. Sounds like you aren't so lucky  :sad:

Learn everything you can about the overall business model and compose a lovely letter to a good competitor.

I could go on, but it always comes down to "get out" sooner or later.

Yeah, I know my company's management is fucked beyond repair. So I'm learning all I can, moving up as far as I can, and then applying to better places.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 19, 2016, 05:29:49 pm
A wildfire started in my town as well today, not bad enough to worry about evacuating but maybe should start to think about what to put in a go-bag. Living that SoCal life!

In other news I found a job! It's not as many hours as I'd like, but I make good tips so that's nice. It's also crazy and bilingual.

Congratulations on the job! Please don't burn to death!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 19, 2016, 05:38:27 pm
So I temporarily lost my mind yesterday, and posted in a FB group inquiring whether any other physical science majors or grad students use a tablet for textbooks and lecture notes and had personal recommendations. I was pretty specific about what I've looked into and models I'm considering, and I asked because, of course, the finer points of actually using a device will yield the kinds of small insights that are useful for choosing between several that are otherwise all basically identical in function.

Needless to say, I got mostly infuriating responses like "Anything but an Apple product!", "Why don't you just use your laptop?" and "I use a tablet", as well as the inevitable random guys who think they are tech experts and everyone who asks a question is stupid. And then I realized, yes, asking any kind of tech question on Facebook IS stupid, especially if you are female, because FACEBOOK IS MADE OF STUPID, CONDESCENDING ANSWERS.


Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 19, 2016, 05:40:26 pm
Thanks for the responses guys. It's comforting to know at least that this happens everywhere.

I actually really enjoy my job for the most part. It requires solving interesting and varied problems regularly, as well as going and seeing what customers are doing with our products. This whole datasheet business isn't serious enough to warrant looking elsewhere (yet).

I'm starting to finally, at the age of 26, realise that nobody knows what they fuck they're doing - some people are just better at hiding it than others.

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on August 19, 2016, 05:54:49 pm
Welcome to grownupville. No refunds.

Nigel, have you considered NOT being a woman on Facebook?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 19, 2016, 06:06:36 pm
Thanks for the responses guys. It's comforting to know at least that this happens everywhere.

I actually really enjoy my job for the most part. It requires solving interesting and varied problems regularly, as well as going and seeing what customers are doing with our products. This whole datasheet business isn't serious enough to warrant looking elsewhere (yet).

I'm starting to finally, at the age of 26, realise that nobody knows what they fuck they're doing - some people are just better at hiding it than others.

Yep. We're all just flailing hopefully toward death.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 19, 2016, 06:07:07 pm
Welcome to grownupville. No refunds.

Nigel, have you considered NOT being a woman on Facebook?

 :lulz: I liked the Internet better when I could hide behind male screen names.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 19, 2016, 06:10:10 pm
A wildfire started in my town as well today, not bad enough to worry about evacuating but maybe should start to think about what to put in a go-bag. Living that SoCal life!

In other news I found a job! It's not as many hours as I'd like, but I make good tips so that's nice. It's also crazy and bilingual.

HOW THE FUCK DO YOU PEOPLE LIVE LIKE THIS?!

My husband is the previous make and model of Project: BITCHHAMMER than Richter, so he's like, "Whatever." And I'm in San Diego like, "OMG IS MY SHIT GONNA BURN DOWN LIKE TOMORROW WTF."

Seriously, like...fucking SERIOUSLY. I am so on edge. But I presume that if some San Diegans were on the East Coast and a Category 5 was just spinning along in the ocean, they'd feel much the same way I am right now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 19, 2016, 06:28:42 pm
A wildfire started in my town as well today, not bad enough to worry about evacuating but maybe should start to think about what to put in a go-bag. Living that SoCal life!

In other news I found a job! It's not as many hours as I'd like, but I make good tips so that's nice. It's also crazy and bilingual.

HOW THE FUCK DO YOU PEOPLE LIVE LIKE THIS?!

My husband is the previous make and model of Project: BITCHHAMMER than Richter, so he's like, "Whatever." And I'm in San Diego like, "OMG IS MY SHIT GONNA BURN DOWN LIKE TOMORROW WTF."

Seriously, like...fucking SERIOUSLY. I am so on edge. But I presume that if some San Diegans were on the East Coast and a Category 5 was just spinning along in the ocean, they'd feel much the same way I am right now.

There is nowhere people can live that isn't fraught with natural disasters of some kind. Forest fires, hurricanes, volcanoes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, plain old flooding... there's something for everyone.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 19, 2016, 06:34:26 pm
My department taking over inmate transportation has been...interesting.

We had to get an inmate up on Boston to bring him to a doctor's appointment, also in Boston. Trip to facility - 1 hour, to and from appointment - 1 hour 15 minutes, trip back from Boston - 1 hour.

The team gets to the Boston facility before routine inmate count. No entry or exit for half hour prior. Count takes an hour. Emergency follows count. Second count follows emergency. Inmate appointment rescheduled. Team coming back to home facility.

We just paid two guys to drive to and from Boston, allocated a vehicle, took up their entire 8 hour shift, and didn't even bring the fucking inmate in to be seen.   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: PoFP on August 19, 2016, 07:53:41 pm
My department taking over inmate transportation has been...interesting.

We had to get an inmate up on Boston to bring him to a doctor's appointment, also in Boston. Trip to facility - 1 hour, to and from appointment - 1 hour 15 minutes, trip back from Boston - 1 hour.

The team gets to the Boston facility before routine inmate count. No entry or exit for half hour prior. Count takes an hour. Emergency follows count. Second count follows emergency. Inmate appointment rescheduled. Team coming back to home facility.

We just paid two guys to drive to and from Boston, allocated a vehicle, took up their entire 8 hour shift, and didn't even bring the fucking inmate in to be seen.   :lulz:

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 19, 2016, 09:00:42 pm
A wildfire started in my town as well today, not bad enough to worry about evacuating but maybe should start to think about what to put in a go-bag. Living that SoCal life!

In other news I found a job! It's not as many hours as I'd like, but I make good tips so that's nice. It's also crazy and bilingual.

HOW THE FUCK DO YOU PEOPLE LIVE LIKE THIS?!

My husband is the previous make and model of Project: BITCHHAMMER than Richter, so he's like, "Whatever." And I'm in San Diego like, "OMG IS MY SHIT GONNA BURN DOWN LIKE TOMORROW WTF."

Seriously, like...fucking SERIOUSLY. I am so on edge. But I presume that if some San Diegans were on the East Coast and a Category 5 was just spinning along in the ocean, they'd feel much the same way I am right now.

There is nowhere people can live that isn't fraught with natural disasters of some kind. Forest fires, hurricanes, volcanoes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, plain old flooding... there's something for everyone.

And you only have a couple massive volcanoes in your backyard. No pressure.  :lulz:


Also, a friend of mine is apparently an "ambassador" for those essential oil vape sticks, aaaaaaaaand she sent me 2 of them, to "help with my stress" and give her a review. These are covered with warnings about not to inhale, and I wonder how many people actually do. They're designed to just go directly into your olfactory systems for aromatherapy benefits, and not go into your lungs and kill you, evidently.

Whatever, they're 20 bucks a pop, and I got them for free. For that I'll give her an almost-honest review.  They have bling on the bottoms, for them fancy hipsters.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 19, 2016, 09:54:03 pm
Aaaaand instant headache.

Fuck this shit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 20, 2016, 03:44:09 am
Aaaaand instant headache.

Fuck this shit.

Spent all night on the mountain last night, played with the sat views a bit.  I watched the clouds form in the mountains between AZ and CA, which then went off to Vegas, leaving CA to burn.

wrote some shit.  will post shortly.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 20, 2016, 02:26:32 pm
A wildfire started in my town as well today, not bad enough to worry about evacuating but maybe should start to think about what to put in a go-bag. Living that SoCal life!

In other news I found a job! It's not as many hours as I'd like, but I make good tips so that's nice. It's also crazy and bilingual.

HOW THE FUCK DO YOU PEOPLE LIVE LIKE THIS?!

My husband is the previous make and model of Project: BITCHHAMMER than Richter, so he's like, "Whatever." And I'm in San Diego like, "OMG IS MY SHIT GONNA BURN DOWN LIKE TOMORROW WTF."

Seriously, like...fucking SERIOUSLY. I am so on edge. But I presume that if some San Diegans were on the East Coast and a Category 5 was just spinning along in the ocean, they'd feel much the same way I am right now.

There is nowhere people can live that isn't fraught with natural disasters of some kind. Forest fires, hurricanes, volcanoes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, plain old flooding... there's something for everyone.

And you only have a couple massive volcanoes in your backyard. No pressure.  :lulz:


Also, a friend of mine is apparently an "ambassador" for those essential oil vape sticks, aaaaaaaaand she sent me 2 of them, to "help with my stress" and give her a review. These are covered with warnings about not to inhale, and I wonder how many people actually do. They're designed to just go directly into your olfactory systems for aromatherapy benefits, and not go into your lungs and kill you, evidently.

Whatever, they're 20 bucks a pop, and I got them for free. For that I'll give her an almost-honest review.  They have bling on the bottoms, for them fancy hipsters.

And we built our city on a faultline in a tsunami zone, just in case there was a chance we survive the volcanoes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 20, 2016, 02:40:31 pm
I think the only natural hazard where my parents live is rain, and overzealous bulls.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 20, 2016, 05:30:12 pm
I think the only natural hazard where my parents live is rain, and overzealous bulls.

Cows are scary up close.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 20, 2016, 07:42:30 pm
This is true.  But it's only because they want to check you are not a cow yourself.  Or, it's because you tipped them over in their sleep, one or the other.

Speaking of which, I am currently in the country.  Rather, in a depressing hotel on a small commercial estate surrounding a petrol station, near a village.  In a way I like this place, as it reminds me of how much worse things could be.  The gentleman behind the counter in the petrol station told me he had served over a thousand people already today, and I strongly suspect he had not been on the first morning shift.  Everything costs at least Ł2 more than it would in central London, because you're a captive fucking audience and they know it.  The internet is terribly slow, and I can only get 3G signal in the corner of the room next to the window.

There's also children everywhere.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 20, 2016, 09:51:52 pm
Fire solves many problems.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on August 20, 2016, 11:45:48 pm
I have some nutbag on OKC asking me for advice on starting The Revolution and immediately ignoring it. It's hilariously predictable.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 20, 2016, 11:59:55 pm
I have some nutbag on OKC asking me for advice on starting The Revolution and immediately ignoring it. It's hilariously predictable.

 :lulz:  Oh, OKC.  There is so much lail in your userbase.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 21, 2016, 06:58:19 am
I have some nutbag on OKC asking me for advice on starting The Revolution and immediately ignoring it. It's hilariously predictable.

why would you ignore the revolution?  It doesn't seem like you're really into this.   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on August 21, 2016, 02:55:33 pm
A wildfire started in my town as well today, not bad enough to worry about evacuating but maybe should start to think about what to put in a go-bag. Living that SoCal life!

In other news I found a job! It's not as many hours as I'd like, but I make good tips so that's nice. It's also crazy and bilingual.

HOW THE FUCK DO YOU PEOPLE LIVE LIKE THIS?!

My husband is the previous make and model of Project: BITCHHAMMER than Richter, so he's like, "Whatever." And I'm in San Diego like, "OMG IS MY SHIT GONNA BURN DOWN LIKE TOMORROW WTF."

Seriously, like...fucking SERIOUSLY. I am so on edge. But I presume that if some San Diegans were on the East Coast and a Category 5 was just spinning along in the ocean, they'd feel much the same way I am right now.

There is nowhere people can live that isn't fraught with natural disasters of some kind. Forest fires, hurricanes, volcanoes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, plain old flooding... there's something for everyone.

I thought the middle-upstate NY region where I used to live was untouchable, but then Hurricane Irene accidentally the entire Catskills. Turns out, living in the valleys of mountains that are made up almost entirely of silty sandstone, with no real permeability, results in small villages getting washed into the Hudson. Not often, but enough.

The real threat, of course, is the fucking tent caterpillars.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on August 21, 2016, 04:23:36 pm
I have some nutbag on OKC asking me for advice on starting The Revolution and immediately ignoring it. It's hilariously predictable.

why would you ignore the revolution?  It doesn't seem like you're really into this.   :lulz:

I'm just not dreaming big enough, I guess. If I just YELLED MORE and USED MORE ELLIPSIS............we could END ALL POLITICAL PARTIES.....and fix public education......what a great time to be alive................
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 21, 2016, 05:49:28 pm
A wildfire started in my town as well today, not bad enough to worry about evacuating but maybe should start to think about what to put in a go-bag. Living that SoCal life!

In other news I found a job! It's not as many hours as I'd like, but I make good tips so that's nice. It's also crazy and bilingual.

HOW THE FUCK DO YOU PEOPLE LIVE LIKE THIS?!

My husband is the previous make and model of Project: BITCHHAMMER than Richter, so he's like, "Whatever." And I'm in San Diego like, "OMG IS MY SHIT GONNA BURN DOWN LIKE TOMORROW WTF."

Seriously, like...fucking SERIOUSLY. I am so on edge. But I presume that if some San Diegans were on the East Coast and a Category 5 was just spinning along in the ocean, they'd feel much the same way I am right now.

There is nowhere people can live that isn't fraught with natural disasters of some kind. Forest fires, hurricanes, volcanoes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, plain old flooding... there's something for everyone.

I thought the middle-upstate NY region where I used to live was untouchable, but then Hurricane Irene accidentally the entire Catskills. Turns out, living in the valleys of mountains that are made up almost entirely of silty sandstone, with no real permeability, results in small villages getting washed into the Hudson. Not often, but enough.

The real threat, of course, is the fucking tent caterpillars.

You mean the Snowbelt?  :lulz: Jeffland. Where we got a foot of snow for Thanksgiving, and my husband called it  a mild Thursday.  He wants to move back up that way when he retires. I told him bye. Where the FUCK am I going to work? Utica? Syracuse?  :vom:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on August 21, 2016, 06:01:53 pm
I don't count heavy snowfall as a natural disaster, 'cause if you build the houses and roads correctly it's hardly an issue.

But I am also a filthy, unwashed mountain hick who only requires 2 hours of sunlight a day, so YMMV.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 21, 2016, 08:11:54 pm
I don't count heavy snowfall as a natural disaster, 'cause if you build the houses and roads correctly it's hardly an issue.

But I am also a filthy, unwashed mountain hick who only requires 2 hours of sunlight a day, so YMMV.

Similar to Jeff.

In fact, I'm pretty sure the next military move is going to end up in our divorce. I don't want to think about it, but the idea of having to move back to the Northeast and dealing with that shit again makes me ill. But, it's his job and his choices.

Not that it matters, mind you. President Trump is going to ensure that the Russians or Chinese kill my husband anyway.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 21, 2016, 09:17:45 pm
I have some nutbag on OKC asking me for advice on starting The Revolution and immediately ignoring it. It's hilariously predictable.

 :lulz:  Oh, OKC.  There is so much lail in your userbase.

I haven't logged in for so long. I should check to see whether my inbox is full of messages from clueless old men and 20-year-old thirsties looking for a cougar, like it usually is.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 22, 2016, 01:01:13 am
Today has been a satisfying day. We went for a run to the park with Li'l Alty, planned a homemade soda-maker, cleaned the dining room, put up some art, and are kicking back for a little Skyrimming and maybe Rust.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 22, 2016, 02:04:36 am
I have some nutbag on OKC asking me for advice on starting The Revolution and immediately ignoring it. It's hilariously predictable.

why would you ignore the revolution?  It doesn't seem like you're really into this.   :lulz:

I'm just not dreaming big enough, I guess. If I just YELLED MORE and USED MORE ELLIPSIS............we could END ALL POLITICAL PARTIES.....and fix public education......what a great time to be alive................

The ellipses thing used to be the sole province of right wing nutjobs.  I guess they really are all the same when you get far enough from the center.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 22, 2016, 02:46:41 am
I have some nutbag on OKC asking me for advice on starting The Revolution and immediately ignoring it. It's hilariously predictable.

 :lulz:  Oh, OKC.  There is so much lail in your userbase.

I haven't logged in for so long. I should check to see whether my inbox is full of messages from clueless old men and 20-year-old thirsties looking for a cougar, like it usually is.

You get all the best (read: gross/hilarious) messages, those that you posted in that thread, anyway.

I logged in last night to see if I had any fuckery after a two month hiatus, and only found a message from a guy who was down to be just friends and another that I messaged way back.  It was nice not finding anything gross in there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on August 22, 2016, 02:42:16 pm
I'm in Provincetown, Where Heterosexuals Are The MinorityTM, and guess who showed up yesterday?  Hillary Clinton and Cher.

I got the fuck out to the beach and let everything blow over -- but not before I saw the protesters.  Not Trump protesters, they probably believe their genitals would spontaneously combust if they approached such a large number of queers.  Stein/Bernie protesters.

But, as we might expect, they sounded EXACTLY like Trump protesters.  I shit you not, they even were using the "Crooked Hillary" moniker, and the "Jail her" chant.  Proof that a nutbag is a nutbag, regardless of political affinity.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on August 22, 2016, 03:59:32 pm
We just found out the husband is going to be a granddad. (I will not be a grandma, because it's the kid from his first marriage). Holy Fuck.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: MMIX on August 22, 2016, 04:07:03 pm
I'm in Provincetown, Where Heterosexuals Are The MinorityTM, and guess who showed up yesterday?  Hillary Clinton and Cher.

I got the fuck out to the beach and let everything blow over -- but not before I saw the protesters.  Not Trump protesters, they probably believe their genitals would spontaneously combust if they approached such a large number of queers.  Stein/Bernie protesters.

But, as we might expect, they sounded EXACTLY like Trump protesters.  I shit you not, they even were using the "Crooked Hillary" moniker, and the "Jail her" chant.  Proof that a nutbag is a nutbag, regardless of political affinity.

 Provincetown, Where Heterosexuals Are The Minority and Hillary dates Cher . . . now that's my American Dream!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 22, 2016, 05:22:12 pm
I'm in Provincetown, Where Heterosexuals Are The MinorityTM, and guess who showed up yesterday?  Hillary Clinton and Cher.

I got the fuck out to the beach and let everything blow over -- but not before I saw the protesters.  Not Trump protesters, they probably believe their genitals would spontaneously combust if they approached such a large number of queers.  Stein/Bernie protesters.

But, as we might expect, they sounded EXACTLY like Trump protesters.  I shit you not, they even were using the "Crooked Hillary" moniker, and the "Jail her" chant.  Proof that a nutbag is a nutbag, regardless of political affinity.

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

The nutbag escalation between this cycle and last only makes me more certain that the next one is going to be even funnier. Neither of the current candidates strike me as a good loser so it may even just be the same again only turned up to 11.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 22, 2016, 07:54:01 pm
I have some nutbag on OKC asking me for advice on starting The Revolution and immediately ignoring it. It's hilariously predictable.

 :lulz:  Oh, OKC.  There is so much lail in your userbase.

I haven't logged in for so long. I should check to see whether my inbox is full of messages from clueless old men and 20-year-old thirsties looking for a cougar, like it usually is.

You get all the best (read: gross/hilarious) messages, those that you posted in that thread, anyway.

I logged in last night to see if I had any fuckery after a two month hiatus, and only found a message from a guy who was down to be just friends and another that I messaged way back.  It was nice not finding anything gross in there.

I looked, and all I found was an old guy who likes my name, and some random who just messaged me "I'm still looking".  :lulz: Either I'm too old for the pervs, they've actually started reading my profile, or, more likely, OKC is losing membership to the other services so there just aren't as many thirsties on there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 22, 2016, 07:56:08 pm
I'm in Provincetown, Where Heterosexuals Are The MinorityTM, and guess who showed up yesterday?  Hillary Clinton and Cher.

I got the fuck out to the beach and let everything blow over -- but not before I saw the protesters.  Not Trump protesters, they probably believe their genitals would spontaneously combust if they approached such a large number of queers.  Stein/Bernie protesters.

But, as we might expect, they sounded EXACTLY like Trump protesters.  I shit you not, they even were using the "Crooked Hillary" moniker, and the "Jail her" chant.  Proof that a nutbag is a nutbag, regardless of political affinity.

There's a reason so many Bernie supporters are talking about voting for Trump or the Libertarian. A bunch of them are just looking for something to buy into, and they aren't too picky as long as it promises to ignore women and black people.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 22, 2016, 09:29:05 pm
I'm in Provincetown, Where Heterosexuals Are The MinorityTM, and guess who showed up yesterday?  Hillary Clinton and Cher.

I got the fuck out to the beach and let everything blow over -- but not before I saw the protesters.  Not Trump protesters, they probably believe their genitals would spontaneously combust if they approached such a large number of queers.  Stein/Bernie protesters.

But, as we might expect, they sounded EXACTLY like Trump protesters.  I shit you not, they even were using the "Crooked Hillary" moniker, and the "Jail her" chant.  Proof that a nutbag is a nutbag, regardless of political affinity.

There's a reason so many Bernie supporters are talking about voting for Trump or the Libertarian. A bunch of them are just looking for something to buy into, and they aren't too picky as long as it promises to ignore women and black people.

As a former-Bernie supporter (and now Hillary supporter), I don't understand the pull to Gary Johnson. You want to be edgy and vote for Trump, sure, whatever, it'll be hilarious to watch you cry when your friends are shipped to the concentration camps and you wonder why, but Johnson literally stands for everything Bernie was against. I think the only thing that is doing it is that Johnson wants to legalize weed, because, well, Libertarian, but the man is adamantly against social programs of any kind, and a supporter of the 1% under the guise of smaller government. He's a turdburglar. 

I guess it must be nice to be that fucking oblivious to how the system actually works under the pretense of "going against the establishment." Or more so, that fucking privileged to throw your vote to assholes who can ruin the lives of minorities.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 22, 2016, 11:30:37 pm
I have some nutbag on OKC asking me for advice on starting The Revolution and immediately ignoring it. It's hilariously predictable.

 :lulz:  Oh, OKC.  There is so much lail in your userbase.

I haven't logged in for so long. I should check to see whether my inbox is full of messages from clueless old men and 20-year-old thirsties looking for a cougar, like it usually is.

You get all the best (read: gross/hilarious) messages, those that you posted in that thread, anyway.

I logged in last night to see if I had any fuckery after a two month hiatus, and only found a message from a guy who was down to be just friends and another that I messaged way back.  It was nice not finding anything gross in there.

I looked, and all I found was an old guy who likes my name, and some random who just messaged me "I'm still looking".  :lulz:
What even are people thinking?  :lulz:

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Either I'm too old for the pervs, they've actually started reading my profile, or, more likely, OKC is losing membership to the other services so there just aren't as many thirsties on there.

OKC's desktop mode is clunky and murders my computer, so that's no surprise when everyone wants SUPAFAST ON MAH PHONE THING!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 23, 2016, 03:21:05 am
I'm in Provincetown, Where Heterosexuals Are The MinorityTM, and guess who showed up yesterday?  Hillary Clinton and Cher.

I got the fuck out to the beach and let everything blow over -- but not before I saw the protesters.  Not Trump protesters, they probably believe their genitals would spontaneously combust if they approached such a large number of queers.  Stein/Bernie protesters.

But, as we might expect, they sounded EXACTLY like Trump protesters.  I shit you not, they even were using the "Crooked Hillary" moniker, and the "Jail her" chant.  Proof that a nutbag is a nutbag, regardless of political affinity.

There's a reason so many Bernie supporters are talking about voting for Trump or the Libertarian. A bunch of them are just looking for something to buy into, and they aren't too picky as long as it promises to ignore women and black people.

As a former-Bernie supporter (and now Hillary supporter), I don't understand the pull to Gary Johnson. You want to be edgy and vote for Trump, sure, whatever, it'll be hilarious to watch you cry when your friends are shipped to the concentration camps and you wonder why, but Johnson literally stands for everything Bernie was against. I think the only thing that is doing it is that Johnson wants to legalize weed, because, well, Libertarian, but the man is adamantly against social programs of any kind, and a supporter of the 1% under the guise of smaller government. He's a turdburglar. 

I guess it must be nice to be that fucking oblivious to how the system actually works under the pretense of "going against the establishment." Or more so, that fucking privileged to throw your vote to assholes who can ruin the lives of minorities.

Honestly, I think that a lot of people are willing to make that completely illogical jump because they never had any principles to begin with, and are just looking for someone to give them some. You see the same thing in people who abandon religion and become vehemently, rabidly Atheist, and then convert to some religion or another and are just as vehement and rabid, and then switch again, and so on. It's one reason I don't trust True Believers; they tend to be as fickle as they are fanatical, and to lack internal moral fiber.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Pergamos on August 23, 2016, 05:59:00 am
I'm in Provincetown, Where Heterosexuals Are The MinorityTM, and guess who showed up yesterday?  Hillary Clinton and Cher.

I got the fuck out to the beach and let everything blow over -- but not before I saw the protesters.  Not Trump protesters, they probably believe their genitals would spontaneously combust if they approached such a large number of queers.  Stein/Bernie protesters.

But, as we might expect, they sounded EXACTLY like Trump protesters.  I shit you not, they even were using the "Crooked Hillary" moniker, and the "Jail her" chant.  Proof that a nutbag is a nutbag, regardless of political affinity.

There's a reason so many Bernie supporters are talking about voting for Trump or the Libertarian. A bunch of them are just looking for something to buy into, and they aren't too picky as long as it promises to ignore women and black people.

As a former-Bernie supporter (and now Hillary supporter), I don't understand the pull to Gary Johnson. You want to be edgy and vote for Trump, sure, whatever, it'll be hilarious to watch you cry when your friends are shipped to the concentration camps and you wonder why, but Johnson literally stands for everything Bernie was against. I think the only thing that is doing it is that Johnson wants to legalize weed, because, well, Libertarian, but the man is adamantly against social programs of any kind, and a supporter of the 1% under the guise of smaller government. He's a turdburglar. 

I guess it must be nice to be that fucking oblivious to how the system actually works under the pretense of "going against the establishment." Or more so, that fucking privileged to throw your vote to assholes who can ruin the lives of minorities.

I am a former Sanders supporter (now Stein)  I could never support Johnson, his avid support of private prisons alone horrifies me, but he is the top polling third party candidate and on the ballot in all 50 states.  People who want to vote 3rd party and still be counted as effecting the election (Johnson has a chance to tilt a few states from Trump to Clinton) certainly have reason to vote for him.  His worst aspects are lessened by the fact his chances of winning are tiny, and either party taking steps to win over weed smokers who oppose foreign intervention would be lovely.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 23, 2016, 09:22:54 am
I'm not going to lie - as I get older, watching any tv show with a cast whose characters are meant to be teenagers can be pretty awkward.  All the scenes in Scream with Carlson Young were getting me worried until I checked and found out she's only a couple of years younger than I am.  This has reduced the awkwardness considerably, but still...
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 23, 2016, 06:29:42 pm

I am a former Sanders supporter (now Stein)

I ain't here to start a fight, but I am mystified by people who think Stein would be a good choice, or even a better choice over Clinton.  Stein has gone full patchouli, and her VP choice spends all day calling Obama an "Uncle Tom" (no joke), while giggling and touching himself.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on August 23, 2016, 06:34:12 pm
Her supporters will bend over backwards and holler that she was taken out of context about vaccination, but they really don't have anything to say about her anti-GMO or "cell phones cause cancer" routines.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 23, 2016, 06:35:27 pm
I'm not going to lie - as I get older, watching any tv show with a cast whose characters are meant to be teenagers can be pretty awkward.  All the scenes in Scream with Carlson Young were getting me worried until I checked and found out she's only a couple of years younger than I am.  This has reduced the awkwardness considerably, but still...

Our new crop of operators are known as the "the mean girl squad".  They aren't mean girls, they just look like the girls in that movie.  Except that - to my hideously old-aged view - they look more like they actually ARE high school kids.  With afterbirth still on their ears.  Like we've been up-ending prams to get people who will stay up all night in a dome watching horror movies in between programming the telescopes.

Seriously, they sit alone in domes all night watching Silent Hill, Rose Red, and slasher flicks.  Anyone who says Millennials are wimps is talking out of their arse.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 23, 2016, 06:37:08 pm
Her supporters will bend over backwards and holler that she was taken out of context about vaccination, but they really don't have anything to say about her anti-GMO or "cell phones cause cancer" routines.

Or her saying that reactors can "detonate" like a nuclear bomb.

Or how wifi eats brains out of children.


Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on August 23, 2016, 06:38:47 pm
Apropos of nothing, I have a question about Pokémon Go:

I've got like, more than 300 Rattata candies.  What the hell can I do with them other than power up my Raticate?  I've got tons more candy than stardust, and the Raticate isn't that interesting to power up.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 23, 2016, 06:42:19 pm
She reminds me of Ed Koupal, back in the day, an anti-nuke activist who bragged "the only physics I ever took was Ex-Lax."  Expertise via fear-mongering.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on August 23, 2016, 06:49:21 pm
Indeed.  She's stopped being an idealist doctor, and is now in Professional PoliticianTM land, saying whatever it takes to get supporters.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 23, 2016, 06:51:08 pm
Apropos of nothing, I have a question about Pokémon Go:

I've got like, more than 300 Rattata candies.  What the hell can I do with them other than power up my Raticate?  I've got tons more candy than stardust, and the Raticate isn't that interesting to power up.

Use them to evolve a bunch of Rattatas for the XP. Use a Lucky Egg first to make the most out of it!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 23, 2016, 06:58:40 pm
Indeed.  She's stopped being an idealist doctor, and is now in Professional PoliticianTM land, saying whatever it takes to get supporters.

Like Trump with a mouthful of kale smoothie.  What makes all of this so painful to watch is that she's educated.  She has her fucking MD.  How the hell does she sleep at night?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on August 23, 2016, 07:06:38 pm
Apropos of nothing, I have a question about Pokémon Go:

I've got like, more than 300 Rattata candies.  What the hell can I do with them other than power up my Raticate?  I've got tons more candy than stardust, and the Raticate isn't that interesting to power up.

Use them to evolve a bunch of Rattatas for the XP. Use a Lucky Egg first to make the most out of it!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 23, 2016, 07:09:57 pm
Indeed.  She's stopped being an idealist doctor, and is now in Professional PoliticianTM land, saying whatever it takes to get supporters.

Like Trump with a mouthful of kale smoothie.  What makes all of this so painful to watch is that she's educated.  She has her fucking MD.  How the hell does she sleep at night?

Soundly, On sacks of money pried from the hands of willing dupes, I assume. When you can't point at stupidity, point at greed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 23, 2016, 08:09:36 pm
Indeed.  She's stopped being an idealist doctor, and is now in Professional PoliticianTM land, saying whatever it takes to get supporters.

Like Trump with a mouthful of kale smoothie.  What makes all of this so painful to watch is that she's educated.  She has her fucking MD.  How the hell does she sleep at night?

Soundly, On sacks of money pried from the hands of willing dupes, I assume. When you can't point at stupidity, point at greed.

My mother is a trained scientist that believes in all manner of woo.

A powerful mind and a first-rate education are no guarantees against having a mushy skull.  It's just that I don't believe that Stein believes the crap she spews.  So, yes.  You are correct.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 23, 2016, 08:17:36 pm
Indeed.  She's stopped being an idealist doctor, and is now in Professional PoliticianTM land, saying whatever it takes to get supporters.

Like Trump with a mouthful of kale smoothie.  What makes all of this so painful to watch is that she's educated.  She has her fucking MD.  How the hell does she sleep at night?

Soundly, On sacks of money pried from the hands of willing dupes, I assume. When you can't point at stupidity, point at greed.

My mother is a trained scientist that believes in all manner of woo.

A powerful mind and a first-rate education are no guarantees against having a mushy skull.  It's just that I don't believe that Stein believes the crap she spews.  So, yes.  You are correct.

Smells like a larger thread. Interesting. Acquiring keyboard .
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 23, 2016, 08:24:21 pm
And apparently Julian Assange is turning the baleful eye of Truth and Journalistic Heroism on Gays in Saudi Arabia.

As in, he's outing Gays.  IN SAUDI ARABIA.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 23, 2016, 08:25:07 pm
Her supporters will bend over backwards and holler that she was taken out of context about vaccination, but they really don't have anything to say about her anti-GMO or "cell phones cause cancer" routines.

Because she's "NOT KILLARY LOL LOOK AT THIS LINK FROM BREITBART GUYS"
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 23, 2016, 09:07:25 pm
And apparently Julian Assange is turning the baleful eye of Truth and Journalistic Heroism on Gays in Saudi Arabia.

As in, he's outing Gays.  IN SAUDI ARABIA.

I'm sure they'll take an enlightened view and enforce the law accordingly.

Seriously though, what the fuck?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 23, 2016, 09:36:30 pm
Assange has jumped off the slippery slope from merely questionable to outright nihilistic lack of interest in the people he hurts.

Lets not forget he has also in the last 2 months:

- almost certainly been a useful idiot in a Russian intelligence operation
- published banking and credit card information of voters who donated to the Democrats
- published basic information on all registered female voters in Turkey
- hosted malware on Wikileaks
- implied a DNC official was murdered because he was passing on information to him, before quickly backing away from said statement
- made a weird, quasi anti-Semitic tweet before quickly deleting it

All of this comes back to basic vetting of the information he gets.  It seems unless someone holds his hand and walks him through the problems, he won't even bother to fix them (like the malware....he removed the logs pointed out to him, but left hosted duplicates and other files in place).

And now he's vowing to bring Hillary down.  And despite information on Trump being hacked, he has not seen fit to publish it (the DNC oppo research on Trump, for example).  And he's picking bizarre fights on Twitter with Snowden.

Come 2017, I fully expect to find him naked, fighting a swan.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 23, 2016, 09:44:36 pm
It seems that asylum may have finally made him snap, or is at least on the way to making that occur. Hasn't this kind of behaviour been cropping up for a while now beyond that? I sure he's been on the crazy end of the scale since the start of the year or so at least.

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 23, 2016, 09:53:46 pm
Assange has jumped off the slippery slope from merely questionable to outright nihilistic lack of interest in the people he hurts.

Lets not forget he has also in the last 2 months:

- almost certainly been a useful idiot in a Russian intelligence operation
- published banking and credit card information of voters who donated to the Democrats
- published basic information on all registered female voters in Turkey
- hosted malware on Wikileaks
- implied a DNC official was murdered because he was passing on information to him, before quickly backing away from said statement
- made a weird, quasi anti-Semitic tweet before quickly deleting it

All of this comes back to basic vetting of the information he gets.  It seems unless someone holds his hand and walks him through the problems, he won't even bother to fix them (like the malware....he removed the logs pointed out to him, but left hosted duplicates and other files in place).

And now he's vowing to bring Hillary down.  And despite information on Trump being hacked, he has not seen fit to publish it (the DNC oppo research on Trump, for example).  And he's picking bizarre fights on Twitter with Snowden.

Come 2017, I fully expect to find him naked, fighting a swan.

He's a cunt.  Can't the UK send MI6 around to have him slip in the tub a few times?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 23, 2016, 09:59:04 pm
Assange has been a narcissistic son of a bitch since day one.  But since he appeared to be doing more good than damage...

And true Roger, it makes me question what kind of an empire we are these days.  Back in the day, we'd send a couple of likely lads on loan from the SAS, stick a knife in his ribs and be done.  Then again, the last time MI6 tried a major covert operation they were caught by Libyan farmers, so maybe it's best we outsource this to the CIA...
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 23, 2016, 10:06:38 pm
Sounds like a job for Holdallinabathman.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 23, 2016, 10:12:52 pm
Assange has been a narcissistic son of a bitch since day one.  But since he appeared to be doing more good than damage...

And true Roger, it makes me question what kind of an empire we are these days.  Back in the day, we'd send a couple of likely lads on loan from the SAS, stick a knife in his ribs and be done.  Then again, the last time MI6 tried a major covert operation they were caught by Libyan farmers, so maybe it's best we outsource this to the CIA...

They'd whack the King of Denmark by mistake.

If only there were a competent intel agency on our side.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LuciferX on August 23, 2016, 11:18:25 pm
It seems that asylum may have finally made him snap, or is at least on the way to making that occur. Hasn't this kind of behaviour been cropping up for a while now beyond that? I sure he's been on the crazy end of the scale since the start of the year or so at least.
Perhaps the "whack-job" worked-out after all.  Without the normalizing effect of extraneous human contact, in asylum, it may be easier to surgically erode someone's sanity.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Sung Low on August 24, 2016, 12:39:04 am
The natives of this city (wot I do live in) are unaware of just how goddamn tolerant I have been. 36 years spent on this planet, in this city.

!10'000 gallons of love, 10'000 tons of hate.

Gasoline, a lighter, a match.

I chose not to.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 24, 2016, 04:56:41 pm
This is the greatest thing I have seen all week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUC2EQvdzmY
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 24, 2016, 05:00:11 pm
This is the greatest thing I have seen all week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUC2EQvdzmY

Yes, that's fucking amazing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 24, 2016, 05:03:21 pm
This is this generation's Two Tribes.

Though I'd pay good money for a music video where Hillary Clinton suplexes Putin.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 24, 2016, 05:50:08 pm
This is the greatest thing I have seen all week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUC2EQvdzmY

Been listening to this track lately. "Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest," is a nice reminder of how fucking fast hip hop turnaround is.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on August 24, 2016, 06:37:57 pm
Oh, yeah.  Run The Jewels is pretty amazing. I even tend to overlook El-P's tough-guy misogyny/homophobia because of his talent.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 24, 2016, 07:22:48 pm
Oh, yeah.  Run The Jewels is pretty amazing. I even tend to overlook El-P's tough-guy misogyny/homophobia because of his talent.

I put them on a Pandora station out of curiosity recently. It's gold. Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, MF Doom, old Wu-Tang. Finding some good new stuff on there as well.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Salty on August 24, 2016, 07:42:43 pm
Oh, yeah.  Run The Jewels is pretty amazing. I even tend to overlook El-P's tough-guy misogyny/homophobia because of his talent.

I think, when compared with a lot others, he's awfully tame when it comes to miogyny/homophobia. And then I saw a couple of music videos and notices he smirks practically the entire time. I suspect he's very aware of the image he projects and a lot of it is tongue in cheek.

Now, Killer Mike, on the other hand is absolutely a god damned asshole. Fortunately, those instrumental versions are still great.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Pergamos on August 24, 2016, 10:53:34 pm
Her supporters will bend over backwards and holler that she was taken out of context about vaccination, but they really don't have anything to say about her anti-GMO or "cell phones cause cancer" routines.

Im anti GMO, not because they are bad for people but because Glyphosate is and I really don't like intellectual property applying to DNA, especially in ways that have resulted in farmers being sued after their crops were pollinated by a GMO neighbor.  BT genes getting into wild crops is also a distinct possibility and would be a disaster or the environment. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 24, 2016, 11:19:00 pm
Her supporters will bend over backwards and holler that she was taken out of context about vaccination, but they really don't have anything to say about her anti-GMO or "cell phones cause cancer" routines.

Im anti GMO, not because they are bad for people but because Glyphosate is and I really don't like intellectual property applying to DNA, especially in ways that have resulted in farmers being sued after their crops were pollinated by a GMO neighbor.  BT genes getting into wild crops is also a distinct possibility and would be a disaster or the environment.

Then you're anti-intellectual property being applied to DNA and anti-chemical pesticide, not anti-GMO. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Pergamos on August 24, 2016, 11:30:00 pm
Her supporters will bend over backwards and holler that she was taken out of context about vaccination, but they really don't have anything to say about her anti-GMO or "cell phones cause cancer" routines.

Im anti GMO, not because they are bad for people but because Glyphosate is and I really don't like intellectual property applying to DNA, especially in ways that have resulted in farmers being sued after their crops were pollinated by a GMO neighbor.  BT genes getting into wild crops is also a distinct possibility and would be a disaster or the environment.

Then you're anti-intellectual property being applied to DNA and anti-chemical pesticide, not anti-GMO.

The transfer of BT genes to wild crops is specifically a GMO concern, the rest is all tied up with GMOs.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on August 24, 2016, 11:41:10 pm
Trolling Libertarians is much more fun and a lot easier when you remember they're just another flavor of Utopia, with all the same inherent structural failures.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 25, 2016, 12:55:45 am
Her supporters will bend over backwards and holler that she was taken out of context about vaccination, but they really don't have anything to say about her anti-GMO or "cell phones cause cancer" routines.

Im anti GMO, not because they are bad for people but because Glyphosate is and I really don't like intellectual property applying to DNA, especially in ways that have resulted in farmers being sued after their crops were pollinated by a GMO neighbor.  BT genes getting into wild crops is also a distinct possibility and would be a disaster or the environment.

Then you're anti-intellectual property being applied to DNA and anti-chemical pesticide, not anti-GMO.

Beat me to it.  My only issue with GMO food is the predatory business practices of Monsanto. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 25, 2016, 12:57:11 am
Trolling Libertarians is much more fun and a lot easier when you remember they're just another flavor of Utopia, with all the same inherent structural failures.

Sure.  They believe in things that just aren't so.

You can believe in anything you want, but the universe doesn't care, and one day the universe will adjust those beliefs with sometimes fatal results.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 25, 2016, 01:35:37 am
Oh, yeah.  Run The Jewels is pretty amazing. I even tend to overlook El-P's tough-guy misogyny/homophobia because of his talent.

Is that pronounced "ell pee", "ee ell pee", "ell dash pee", or some other variant?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 25, 2016, 01:43:57 am
Her supporters will bend over backwards and holler that she was taken out of context about vaccination, but they really don't have anything to say about her anti-GMO or "cell phones cause cancer" routines.

Im anti GMO, not because they are bad for people but because Glyphosate is and I really don't like intellectual property applying to DNA, especially in ways that have resulted in farmers being sued after their crops were pollinated by a GMO neighbor.  BT genes getting into wild crops is also a distinct possibility and would be a disaster or the environment.

WOW this post is so full of woo-type misinformation that I don't know where to start. Here, have some useful factual information.


http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2016/05/18/glyphosate-and-cancer

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2012/10/18/163034053/top-five-myths-of-genetically-modified-seeds-busted

https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/testing/genepatents

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130614-supreme-court-gene-patent-ruling-human-genome-science/

The one thing you said that may have merit is lateral gene transfer from domestic crops to wild plants. However, the chances that THAT particular gene would transfer are similar to the chances that the gene would transfer from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis which already produces BT toxin everywhere in the world... smaller, actually, since the bacterium are universal and most "jumping genes" are transferred from microbes due to their ubiquity.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LuciferX on August 25, 2016, 06:07:52 am
Oh, yeah.  Run The Jewels is pretty amazing. I even tend to overlook El-P's tough-guy misogyny/homophobia because of his talent.

Is that pronounced "ell pee", "ee ell pee", "ell dash pee", or some other variant?
I'd think that second one, and the first in second,
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on August 25, 2016, 01:18:02 pm
"El Pee".

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 25, 2016, 01:27:30 pm
It's like Spanish for "the pee"
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 25, 2016, 04:29:59 pm
I spent last evening alone in the house (everyone else went to a movie; I hate theaters).

So I got on some anti-hunting concern page on facebook and was relentlessly wrong at them all night.  I was wrong about everything, and I had 300 replies from people who were just frantic to correct me, before the admins booted me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on August 25, 2016, 04:36:47 pm
Well played, sir.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 25, 2016, 05:11:54 pm
Well played, sir.

It's liberating as hell, and it drives people bugshit.  Even the people who realized I was trolling were driven to correct me.  I recommend it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Emo Howard on August 25, 2016, 09:05:25 pm
Well played, sir.

It's liberating as hell, and it drives people bugshit.  Even the people who realized I was trolling were driven to correct me.  I recommend it.

This is pretty much my default setting, though I mostly do it just to fit in with all the dumb, wrong people.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 26, 2016, 01:28:42 am
I love how it's now raining and windy outside, I have my window fully open and two fans on high settings, and if I move 4 metres back from the window towards the bedroom door, the heat rises enough for me to start sweating again.

And the students cannot even open their window like I do.

But no, I've been assured this is perfectly fine and healthy and not at all putting anyone at risk  :lol:  This is why I need to move to Oslo.  It was 33C today (outside.  Inside it was probably 43C).  Today in Oslo it was 22C. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 26, 2016, 01:36:06 am
I'm also looking forward to taking a cold shower tonight and then waking up tomorrow caked in my own sweat.  Again.  Because that's always enjoyable.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 26, 2016, 01:36:30 am
I love how it's now raining and windy outside, I have my window fully open and two fans on high settings, and if I move 4 metres back from the window towards the bedroom door, the heat rises enough for me to start sweating again.

And the students cannot even open their window like I do.

But no, I've been assured this is perfectly fine and healthy and not at all putting anyone at risk  :lol:  This is why I need to move to Oslo.  It was 33C today (outside.  Inside it was probably 43C).  Today in Oslo it was 22C.

welcome to Tucson.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 26, 2016, 01:38:38 am
I would assume at least most people in Tucson have some form of air conditioning, only because the city is not currently on fire.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 26, 2016, 01:58:30 am
I've considered setting fire to this building.  I mean, apart from the normal reasons.  I reckon it might actually be colder if I did that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 26, 2016, 02:06:08 am
It's been back and forth here. Today it's too hot. I feel drained.

I'm slightly more than halfway through my list of people I have to email for work, though. So at least I've accomplished something.

I guess.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 26, 2016, 02:16:02 am
New England has been a gorgeous, unparalleled paradise for the last week, of warm sun, cool breezes, striking sunsets, and a temporary ebbing of the inevitable grasp of misery that consumes us all.

So take that, ya fahckin queeahs.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on August 26, 2016, 03:57:49 am
 :lulz:  I see all the weather.  I see it happening everywhere yet I'm stuck in a  building with no natural light.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 26, 2016, 05:54:28 am
It's been really nice here, actually, because the temperature dropped to 93 F (34 C) this week, and I'm not even being facetious about it being a nice change.  Soooo much better.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 26, 2016, 06:59:22 am
New England has been a gorgeous, unparalleled paradise for the last week, of warm sun, cool breezes, striking sunsets, and a temporary ebbing of the inevitable grasp of misery that consumes us all.

So take that, ya fahckin queeahs.

I'll fuckin' remember dis shit when I'm on deh beach in January, snappahhead.

It's been really nice here, actually, because the temperature dropped to 93 F (34 C) this week, and I'm not even being facetious about it being a nice change.  Soooo much better.

Yeah, San Diego feels like San Diego again, and not Tucson. It's like somebody pulled the string on the sun and it lowered a bit. Just a bit, now, we can't be fucking greedy. 


In completely unrelated news, I just got drunk dialed by my best friend from high school who now lives in Lubbock. He says he's fine, and that he's the designated driver for the night.  :| He isn't fine. He only calls me at night when he's drunk and wants to talk random baseball stats. Now I'm fucking worried about him.

And then all human feelings I had were suddenly dashed when I saw a new mother complaining on Facebook about how she hates taking care of her baby and how it's literally the worst thing ever. Of course, I wasn't about to go into a diatribe about how mortal children do not spring fully grown from your vagina and walk right into fucking Harvard, and that next time she should use a fucking rubber, because everybody else beat me to the punch. That, and I didn't want to field the classic, "YOU DON'T HAVE KIDS SO YOU DON'T KNOOOOOWWWW" No, I don't know, but it's not exactly a secret that newborns take a considerable amount of work that she was clearly unprepared for. I especially liked the part where she bitched that her boyfriend wasn't home to help full-time like she was, because you know, he works.  Hopefully, she'll come out of the funk and have an enjoyable experience as a mother in due time, because I can only imagine how overwhelmed she is. I'd hate to have something happen to her, but at the same time, I also want to slap the shit out of her.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LuciferX on August 26, 2016, 07:21:35 am
I've considered setting fire to this building.  I mean, apart from the normal reasons.  I reckon it might actually be colder if I did that.
Signals point to contraband, that would explain da heat, and the subsequent chill.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 26, 2016, 06:34:05 pm
Right, just need to write a cover letter, then I can send off this PhD application.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 26, 2016, 07:03:09 pm
Right, just need to write a cover letter, then I can send off this PhD application.

:hammer:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 27, 2016, 01:37:33 am
And the rest of it's done now too.  I'll send it off tomorrow afternoon, 3 days ahead of the deadline.  Hopefully that way if there is any trouble (and there shouldn't be), it can be turned around and resolved quickly.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 27, 2016, 03:46:37 pm
And I'm back to work tonight.  Time to see how my parting bureaucratic hand-grenade that I lobbed before I went on holiday fared (and if I still have a job).

Also it's a Saturday night and I am pretty sure I'm working alone.  After being away for two weeks, so I have no idea who any of our new residents are.  This should be fun.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: PoFP on August 27, 2016, 04:01:49 pm
Nice, Cain. Congratulations, and good luck!

Also, I hope the hand-shitnade that you threw got into enough peoples' coffee, especially if you did lose the job. Hope you don't lose the job if that's not what you want lol



Thinking about making a thread for "The Very Best of IT," where I describe the most absurd shit that has happened to me, working in IT. Included, will be the time when someone called in about our ticketing system being down, asking for a ticket number regarding the issue. They then proceeded to tell us, here at the Service Desk, that the ticketing system is an important program. As if to say we should take it a bit more seriously than we normally would.

LIKE THE PEOPLE WHOSE JOB IS ENTIRELY DEPENDENT ON THE TICKETING SYSTEM HAVE NO IDEA HOW IMPORTANT THE SYSTEM IS.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 27, 2016, 04:44:37 pm
Well, I'd rather not lose it without having another one, and place to live, lined up.

But as I've said, if I do go down, I will take everyone with me.  It's mutually assured destruction...though someone should probably tell management that at some point.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: PoFP on August 27, 2016, 05:11:39 pm
Well, I'd rather not lose it without having another one, and place to live, lined up.

But as I've said, if I do go down, I will take everyone with me.  It's mutually assured destruction...though someone should probably tell management that at some point.

You mean, tell management you've gone MAD?

 :lolchix:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 27, 2016, 05:45:13 pm
Sadly, they'd probably not even realise there was another meaning.   They're not very bright.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 27, 2016, 05:57:01 pm
Right, just need to write a cover letter, then I can send off this PhD application.

EXCELLENT.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 27, 2016, 06:01:04 pm
So, apparently a couple months ago the complete piece of idiot shit Blue Christian Winterhawk sent my friend an apologetic email. 

:lulz:  Bets on him being broke and looking for a handout? Maybe he ran out of junkies to fleece.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 27, 2016, 06:05:58 pm
Well, it's hard to make a living off of shitty poetry.

Or was he writing a novel?  I can never remember.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 27, 2016, 06:09:55 pm
Well, it's hard to make a living off of shitty poetry.

Or was he writing a novel?  I can never remember.

I think he had some really, really bad Youtube video philosophy scheme going on.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 27, 2016, 06:13:33 pm
Someone should really tell him Stefan Molyneux has the shitty Youtube philosophy market cornered already.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 27, 2016, 06:40:00 pm
Going back to work for a minute, my almost infinite levels of patience (ie; ability to silently seethe when confronted with gross stupidity) are definitely at an end.

Even if I don't get the job I interviewed for, or this particular Uni place, I am not inclined to take a single iota more of anyone's shit.  I've gotten too used to swallowing their crap while I was focused on my degree.  It's high time they found out who they really employed.  And since I have two weeks of emails to start on, I'm sure I'll have ample opportunities to demonstrate that tonight.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 27, 2016, 06:57:56 pm
So, apparently a couple months ago the complete piece of idiot shit Blue Christian Winterhawk sent my friend an apologetic email. 

:lulz:  Bets on him being broke and looking for a handout? Maybe he ran out of junkies to fleece.

I wouldn't bet against it, anyway.  :lulz:

I nearly forgot about that douche, but not the (color) (religion) (seasonbird) gag. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 27, 2016, 08:08:29 pm
I found out today AlbinoBlackSheep still exists, and The Ultimate Showdown (of Ultimate Destiny) is still being hosted on it. 

I showed it to the monkey and the entire way through watching the look on his face was "what even is happening right now what is life wtf."

I wish I could have gotten a picture of it, it was priceless.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 27, 2016, 08:28:48 pm
Going back to work for a minute, my almost infinite levels of patience (ie; ability to silently seethe when confronted with gross stupidity) are definitely at an end.

Even if I don't get the job I interviewed for, or this particular Uni place, I am not inclined to take a single iota more of anyone's shit.  I've gotten too used to swallowing their crap while I was focused on my degree.  It's high time they found out who they really employed.  And since I have two weeks of emails to start on, I'm sure I'll have ample opportunities to demonstrate that tonight.

I'm pretty sure you're still employed as that place, useless as it is, would still grab keys and not be stupid enough to send a "you're done" email to your work email.

Right?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 27, 2016, 10:20:56 pm
I found out today AlbinoBlackSheep still exists, and The Ultimate Showdown (of Ultimate Destiny) is still being hosted on it. 

I showed it to the monkey and the entire way through watching the look on his face was "what even is happening right now what is life wtf."

I wish I could have gotten a picture of it, it was priceless.

 :lulz: That's a pretty good introduction to the internet.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 27, 2016, 10:21:44 pm
Someone should really tell him Stefan Molyneux has the shitty Youtube philosophy market cornered already.

 :lulz: :love:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 27, 2016, 10:35:18 pm
I found out today AlbinoBlackSheep still exists, and The Ultimate Showdown (of Ultimate Destiny) is still being hosted on it. 

I showed it to the monkey and the entire way through watching the look on his face was "what even is happening right now what is life wtf."

I wish I could have gotten a picture of it, it was priceless.

 :lulz: That's a pretty good introduction to the internet.

I'm going to take a walk down memory lane and see what else to share with him, and this time I'll have a camera.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 28, 2016, 01:16:59 am
Going back to work for a minute, my almost infinite levels of patience (ie; ability to silently seethe when confronted with gross stupidity) are definitely at an end.

Even if I don't get the job I interviewed for, or this particular Uni place, I am not inclined to take a single iota more of anyone's shit.  I've gotten too used to swallowing their crap while I was focused on my degree.  It's high time they found out who they really employed.  And since I have two weeks of emails to start on, I'm sure I'll have ample opportunities to demonstrate that tonight.

I'm pretty sure you're still employed as that place, useless as it is, would still grab keys and not be stupid enough to send a "you're done" email to your work email.

Right?

Well, they don't know which keys are a copy of my door's keys.  And to be honest, they probably would.

However, rampage of revenge has been postponed.  I'm training the new member of staff for the next three nights, so I don't have time to address my emails.  What a shame...
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 28, 2016, 05:48:22 am
Going back to work for a minute, my almost infinite levels of patience (ie; ability to silently seethe when confronted with gross stupidity) are definitely at an end.

Even if I don't get the job I interviewed for, or this particular Uni place, I am not inclined to take a single iota more of anyone's shit.  I've gotten too used to swallowing their crap while I was focused on my degree.  It's high time they found out who they really employed.  And since I have two weeks of emails to start on, I'm sure I'll have ample opportunities to demonstrate that tonight.

I'm pretty sure you're still employed as that place, useless as it is, would still grab keys and not be stupid enough to send a "you're done" email to your work email.

Right?

Well, they don't know which keys are a copy of my door's keys.  And to be honest, they probably would.

However, rampage of revenge has been postponed.  I'm training the new member of staff for the next three nights, so I don't have time to address my emails.  What a shame...

Either way.  I know how you feel.  I walked out of Sasol with no job waiting for me, and I never regretted it (I was a basket case after 5 months, even though I had cash, but I never once regretted it).

Life's too short.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 28, 2016, 08:13:33 am
Well....there was a disappointing lack of rage on the email front last night, once I got around to checking them. 

However, the same manager I had a flaming row with has just told me (told, not asked) that I will be doing a 9-5 training session, then a full 12 and a 1/2 hour night shift.

I've not sent my reply yet...but Working Time Regulations hilarity will occur in 15 hours or less.  Unfortunately, there are actually laws which stipulate a consecutive 11 hours break in any 24 hour period.

And yeah, believe me, just walking out is so damn tempting. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 28, 2016, 09:40:35 am
So I managed to convince my boss to let me have a go at the datasheets.

Now to see if I can actually do it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 28, 2016, 04:41:43 pm
Well....there was a disappointing lack of rage on the email front last night, once I got around to checking them. 

However, the same manager I had a flaming row with has just told me (told, not asked) that I will be doing a 9-5 training session, then a full 12 and a 1/2 hour night shift.

I've not sent my reply yet...but Working Time Regulations hilarity will occur in 15 hours or less.  Unfortunately, there are actually laws which stipulate a consecutive 11 hours break in any 24 hour period.

And yeah, believe me, just walking out is so damn tempting.

That was a hell of a nice try, though. He had to have known you would catch and counter it, I would think... or is he really stupid enough to think you'd let him get away with that?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 28, 2016, 04:42:29 pm
So I managed to convince my boss to let me have a go at the datasheets.

Now to see if I can actually do it.

Nice!

What are you doing with them?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 28, 2016, 05:21:21 pm
Well....there was a disappointing lack of rage on the email front last night, once I got around to checking them. 

However, the same manager I had a flaming row with has just told me (told, not asked) that I will be doing a 9-5 training session, then a full 12 and a 1/2 hour night shift.

I've not sent my reply yet...but Working Time Regulations hilarity will occur in 15 hours or less.  Unfortunately, there are actually laws which stipulate a consecutive 11 hours break in any 24 hour period.

And yeah, believe me, just walking out is so damn tempting.

That was a hell of a nice try, though. He had to have known you would catch and counter it, I would think... or is he really stupid enough to think you'd let him get away with that?

Could be.  I did do it twice before, but that was literally because it was in the 3 month period I could be dismissed for no reason, and in the second case because I wanted my First Aid certificate updated that bad.

Plus this is the place that literally had someone work two 24 hour shifts on their own (not back to back) last month.  So...
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 28, 2016, 06:45:50 pm
Well....there was a disappointing lack of rage on the email front last night, once I got around to checking them. 

However, the same manager I had a flaming row with has just told me (told, not asked) that I will be doing a 9-5 training session, then a full 12 and a 1/2 hour night shift.

I've not sent my reply yet...but Working Time Regulations hilarity will occur in 15 hours or less.  Unfortunately, there are actually laws which stipulate a consecutive 11 hours break in any 24 hour period.

And yeah, believe me, just walking out is so damn tempting.

That was a hell of a nice try, though. He had to have known you would catch and counter it, I would think... or is he really stupid enough to think you'd let him get away with that?

Could be.  I did do it twice before, but that was literally because it was in the 3 month period I could be dismissed for no reason, and in the second case because I wanted my First Aid certificate updated that bad.

Plus this is the place that literally had someone work two 24 hour shifts on their own (not back to back) last month.  So...

Fucking unreal. School administration, man.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 28, 2016, 10:58:13 pm
Well....there was a disappointing lack of rage on the email front last night, once I got around to checking them. 

However, the same manager I had a flaming row with has just told me (told, not asked) that I will be doing a 9-5 training session, then a full 12 and a 1/2 hour night shift.

I've not sent my reply yet...but Working Time Regulations hilarity will occur in 15 hours or less.  Unfortunately, there are actually laws which stipulate a consecutive 11 hours break in any 24 hour period.

And yeah, believe me, just walking out is so damn tempting.

That was a hell of a nice try, though. He had to have known you would catch and counter it, I would think... or is he really stupid enough to think you'd let him get away with that?

Could be.  I did do it twice before, but that was literally because it was in the 3 month period I could be dismissed for no reason, and in the second case because I wanted my First Aid certificate updated that bad.

Plus this is the place that literally had someone work two 24 hour shifts on their own (not back to back) last month.  So...

In my recent experience, academia is sloppy about employment law.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 29, 2016, 10:55:49 am
So I managed to convince my boss to let me have a go at the datasheets.

Now to see if I can actually do it.

Nice!

What are you doing with them?

I'm going to try and standardise them across products/regions and make sure that they've only got relevant and correct information on them.

We have had a new MD recently and due to his reorganisation of the company a few product managers have resigned and others are being reshuffled. I suggested that while there's no product management going on (is there ever?) we, as the technical department, sneakily standardise the datasheets while nobody is paying attention.

I've been doing a lot of quietly watching and learning since I started and finally I think I've figured it out - if you do things with enough confidence you can get away with pretty much anything. If it turns out to be beneficial for the company (and you don't show anyone up too much) people will even appreciate it.

Office politics are pretty interesting.

Sounds like the politics here are a far cry from the craziness that some of you guys experience though. I think that being an employee-owned company helps to even out some of the extreme power plays. We all sing kum-ba-yah around campfires instead.

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Meunster on August 29, 2016, 03:34:24 pm
Remember kids if you od while in the army it counts as an admission of drug problem and you can't be punished. Just have to go to rehab and asap
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 29, 2016, 07:15:48 pm
Remember kids if you od while in the army it counts as an admission of drug problem and you can't be punished. Just have to go to rehab and asap

It counts as lack of motivation.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 30, 2016, 03:30:59 am
Gene Wilder died.   :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on August 30, 2016, 04:37:08 am
Fucking 2016

Can someone do something meaningless like sacrifice a small thing because I'm trying to sell my house and I keep finding stupid shit wrong. Like a wet area under a toilet, it's humid out so it's probably condensation but arg damnit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 30, 2016, 04:44:57 am
Are you asking for Discordians to sacrifice something in order to make something happen more smoothly?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on August 30, 2016, 04:58:55 am
Are you asking for Discordians to sacrifice something in order to make something happen more smoothly?

Fuck nevermind I'm good!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on August 30, 2016, 08:11:53 am
Common sense has prevailed over my work hours, and I'm getting a chance to put my case for letting me design and present the Prevent training tomorrow.

I figure if anyone is going to have to tell people they need to be snitches for the government to prevent terrorism, it should be me.  I can limit the damage.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 30, 2016, 10:53:07 am
Gene Wilder died.   :sad:

I am quite sad about this. One of the finest comic actors of the past century. The Producers taught me a hell of a lot about business.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on August 30, 2016, 03:29:58 pm
So many appropriate Gene Wilder gifs to send him out on.

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmpb5rb65v1qchzcgo1_1280.png)
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on August 30, 2016, 04:20:16 pm
So like, not informing support that your av and computer equipment was struck by lightning is a thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 30, 2016, 04:32:41 pm
So like, not informing support that your av and computer equipment was struck by lightning is a thing.

They're powered by electricity. A lightning strike will surely just supercharge them.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: PoFP on August 30, 2016, 04:55:03 pm
So like, not informing support that your av and computer equipment was struck by lightning is a thing.

They're powered by electricity. A lightning strike will surely just supercharge them.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on August 30, 2016, 05:00:20 pm
So like, not informing support that your av and computer equipment was struck by lightning is a thing.

They're powered by electricity. A lightning strike will surely just supercharge them.
I should grab cables during a storm, surely this will give me powers.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 30, 2016, 05:29:42 pm
So like, not informing support that your av and computer equipment was struck by lightning is a thing.

They're powered by electricity. A lightning strike will surely just supercharge them.
I should grab cables during a storm, surely this will give me powers.

Well you'll stop aging to begin with....
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 30, 2016, 05:35:10 pm
So like, not informing support that your av and computer equipment was struck by lightning is a thing.

They're powered by electricity. A lightning strike will surely just supercharge them.
I should grab cables during a storm, surely this will give me powers.

Well you'll stop aging to begin with....

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 30, 2016, 08:24:47 pm
So, reinventing the wheel in our water system.  For once in my damn life, I'm not surrounded by know-it-all chemists that could have solved this on day one.  Instead, I am surrounded by know-it-all physicists who will solve it right into it's fucking grave.  So I ignore them, and dance to their indignant howling, while doing this weird shit called "gathering data and putting it in a readable form" while "reading Army manuals and municipal procedures on how to make potable water that doesn't rip out the pipes."

Odd, I had always thought you needed a low pH to get a low pH effect.  Not so, and I really wish my teachers hadn't lied to me the whole time I was in school.

 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on August 30, 2016, 08:56:20 pm
So, reinventing the wheel in our water system.  For once in my damn life, I'm not surrounded by know-it-all chemists that could have solved this on day one.  Instead, I am surrounded by know-it-all physicists who will solve it right into it's fucking grave.  So I ignore them, and dance to their indignant howling, while doing this weird shit called "gathering data and putting it in a readable form" while "reading Army manuals and municipal procedures on how to make potable water that doesn't rip out the pipes."

Odd, I had always thought you needed a low pH to get a low pH effect.  Not so, and I really wish my teachers hadn't lied to me the whole time I was in school.

Are physicists especially bad about solving problems they are not qualified to touch? I remember my dad complaining bitterly about physicists attempting to code.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 30, 2016, 08:59:58 pm
So, reinventing the wheel in our water system.  For once in my damn life, I'm not surrounded by know-it-all chemists that could have solved this on day one.  Instead, I am surrounded by know-it-all physicists who will solve it right into it's fucking grave.  So I ignore them, and dance to their indignant howling, while doing this weird shit called "gathering data and putting it in a readable form" while "reading Army manuals and municipal procedures on how to make potable water that doesn't rip out the pipes."

Odd, I had always thought you needed a low pH to get a low pH effect.  Not so, and I really wish my teachers hadn't lied to me the whole time I was in school.

Are physicists especially bad about solving problems they are not qualified to touch? I remember my dad complaining bitterly about physicists attempting to code.

Yes, they are as bad as chemists trying to tell you how to align a motor, or engineers telling you how to do shit that is outside of their area of education.  For example, having a chemical engineer try to troubleshoot PLC code.

Not saying that they never have good ideas, just that it always ends in failure and tragedy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: EK WAFFLR on August 30, 2016, 11:03:02 pm
Hello, gang.
I'm getting married. In three days.  :eek:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 30, 2016, 11:08:02 pm
Hello, gang.
I'm getting married. In three days.  :eek:

HUZZAH!

Congratulations to you and the future Mrs Deathwaffle!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on August 31, 2016, 01:21:55 am
Hello, gang.
I'm getting married. In three days.  :eek:

THAT'S AWESOME!  Congrats and so forth!  :D
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on August 31, 2016, 01:17:49 pm
Woo!  Nicely done, sir!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on August 31, 2016, 02:50:55 pm
I just gave my Trump-loving Aunt a lesson in free speech. She proceeded to get so angry with me that she called my mom. My mom laughed her off the phone. Apparently, the conversation started with, "Why did you let her get an education?!"

Oh man, I wish I had a recording of that one.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Sung Low on August 31, 2016, 03:35:07 pm
 Excellent!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 31, 2016, 04:51:26 pm
Hello, gang.
I'm getting married. In three days.  :eek:

Good work that Viking.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on August 31, 2016, 04:56:21 pm
So, reinventing the wheel in our water system.  For once in my damn life, I'm not surrounded by know-it-all chemists that could have solved this on day one.  Instead, I am surrounded by know-it-all physicists who will solve it right into it's fucking grave.  So I ignore them, and dance to their indignant howling, while doing this weird shit called "gathering data and putting it in a readable form" while "reading Army manuals and municipal procedures on how to make potable water that doesn't rip out the pipes."

Odd, I had always thought you needed a low pH to get a low pH effect.  Not so, and I really wish my teachers hadn't lied to me the whole time I was in school.

Oh man, if I had a fiver for each time my "education" proved to be either totally incorrect or inaccurate I'd have about Ł30K minimum.
It turns out that most education seems to teach very fucking little beyond timekeeping and mandatory attendance.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 31, 2016, 05:20:10 pm
So, reinventing the wheel in our water system.  For once in my damn life, I'm not surrounded by know-it-all chemists that could have solved this on day one.  Instead, I am surrounded by know-it-all physicists who will solve it right into it's fucking grave.  So I ignore them, and dance to their indignant howling, while doing this weird shit called "gathering data and putting it in a readable form" while "reading Army manuals and municipal procedures on how to make potable water that doesn't rip out the pipes."

Odd, I had always thought you needed a low pH to get a low pH effect.  Not so, and I really wish my teachers hadn't lied to me the whole time I was in school.

Oh man, if I had a fiver for each time my "education" proved to be either totally incorrect or inaccurate I'd have about Ł30K minimum.
It turns out that most education seems to teach very fucking little beyond timekeeping and mandatory attendance.

Well, I got some math out of it.  And I learned how to roll a joint badly.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Emo Howard on August 31, 2016, 10:09:08 pm
So, reinventing the wheel in our water system.  For once in my damn life, I'm not surrounded by know-it-all chemists that could have solved this on day one.  Instead, I am surrounded by know-it-all physicists who will solve it right into it's fucking grave.  So I ignore them, and dance to their indignant howling, while doing this weird shit called "gathering data and putting it in a readable form" while "reading Army manuals and municipal procedures on how to make potable water that doesn't rip out the pipes."

Odd, I had always thought you needed a low pH to get a low pH effect.  Not so, and I really wish my teachers hadn't lied to me the whole time I was in school.

Oh man, if I had a fiver for each time my "education" proved to be either totally incorrect or inaccurate I'd have about Ł30K minimum.
It turns out that most education seems to teach very fucking little beyond timekeeping and mandatory attendance.

Well, I got some math out of it.  And I learned how to roll a joint badly.

Serious question... How much trigonometry does an electrical engineer/technologist/technician really use?

Because I did about cot(assload-1) of it back in school, most of which I've forgotten since I haven't used my degree for anything other than as a source of mockery for certain supervisors at my previous job.

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 31, 2016, 10:17:49 pm
So, reinventing the wheel in our water system.  For once in my damn life, I'm not surrounded by know-it-all chemists that could have solved this on day one.  Instead, I am surrounded by know-it-all physicists who will solve it right into it's fucking grave.  So I ignore them, and dance to their indignant howling, while doing this weird shit called "gathering data and putting it in a readable form" while "reading Army manuals and municipal procedures on how to make potable water that doesn't rip out the pipes."

Odd, I had always thought you needed a low pH to get a low pH effect.  Not so, and I really wish my teachers hadn't lied to me the whole time I was in school.

Oh man, if I had a fiver for each time my "education" proved to be either totally incorrect or inaccurate I'd have about Ł30K minimum.
It turns out that most education seems to teach very fucking little beyond timekeeping and mandatory attendance.

Well, I got some math out of it.  And I learned how to roll a joint badly.

Serious question... How much trigonometry does an electrical engineer/technologist/technician really use?

Because I did about cot(assload-1) of it back in school, most of which I've forgotten since I haven't used my degree for anything other than as a source of mockery for certain supervisors at my previous job.

I use trig every day.  Not kidding.  I in fact am now using calc every day for our water treatment plant, but for that I cheat and use the computer, because I haven't used calc in 21 years.  I can still set the problems up, but fuck if I remember anything more than the chain rule.

But trig makes a technician's job easy.  Even more so if fabrication is involved.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 31, 2016, 10:41:09 pm
I now have the PD user Zenpatista pulled into my horror.

I'm giving him our water data and a tour of the facilities to generate a number of water chemistry problems with which to flog his students.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on August 31, 2016, 11:17:50 pm
Benadryl is kinda like being drunk only more sleepy and then the mustache twirling bad guy in your dream actually shoots you in the face like he says he's going to and it hurts even though you never feel anything in your dreams and you're a mess of confused and afraid and not sure if you want to hurry up and die or try to hold on even though it's pointless and when you finally wake up you're too fucked up to communicate what just happened to your spouse.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 31, 2016, 11:42:32 pm
Benadryl is kinda like being drunk only more sleepy and then the mustache twirling bad guy in your dream actually shoots you in the face like he says he's going to and it hurts even though you never feel anything in your dreams and you're a mess of confused and afraid and not sure if you want to hurry up and die or try to hold on even though it's pointless and when you finally wake up you're too fucked up to communicate what just happened to your spouse.

I have never felt an effect from Benadryl.  Knocks my wife right out, but I don't feel a thing when I take it.

In other news, it's raining.  Again.  And I have only one 500,000 gallon storage tank, so I guess I'll just dump another million gallons of water over the side.  Sort of like that scene in Masada.

Call me  Menahem ben Yehuda, freaks!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on September 01, 2016, 02:41:19 am
Benadryl is kinda like being drunk only more sleepy and then the mustache twirling bad guy in your dream actually shoots you in the face like he says he's going to and it hurts even though you never feel anything in your dreams and you're a mess of confused and afraid and not sure if you want to hurry up and die or try to hold on even though it's pointless and when you finally wake up you're too fucked up to communicate what just happened to your spouse.

I have never felt an effect from Benadryl.  Knocks my wife right out, but I don't feel a thing when I take it.

In other news, it's raining.  Again.  And I have only one 500,000 gallon storage tank, so I guess I'll just dump another million gallons of water over the side.  Sort of like that scene in Masada.

Call me  Menahem ben Yehuda, freaks!

I am uncomfortable with how much rain you've been getting. Nothing good comes from watering The Desert.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 01, 2016, 02:48:55 am
Benadryl is kinda like being drunk only more sleepy and then the mustache twirling bad guy in your dream actually shoots you in the face like he says he's going to and it hurts even though you never feel anything in your dreams and you're a mess of confused and afraid and not sure if you want to hurry up and die or try to hold on even though it's pointless and when you finally wake up you're too fucked up to communicate what just happened to your spouse.

I have never felt an effect from Benadryl.  Knocks my wife right out, but I don't feel a thing when I take it.

In other news, it's raining.  Again.  And I have only one 500,000 gallon storage tank, so I guess I'll just dump another million gallons of water over the side.  Sort of like that scene in Masada.

Call me  Menahem ben Yehuda, freaks!

I am uncomfortable with how much rain you've been getting. Nothing good comes from watering The Desert.

well, what happens is that nature grows.  It gets too big for its britches.  Then the rains stop, and the entire world burns down and everybody dies.

Fucking water.  It's evil.  It does not behave.  Not only does it not fall from the sky for 10 months then drown you for two, it is chemically evil.  You know how to do the thing, but when you do it, the water does something else entirely. 

So you put soda ash in to bring the pH and alkalinity up while you're flocking turbidity out.  But the ACH grabs all the alkalinity and gives you REALLY low turbidity.  So you have crystal clear water that turns to acid if you look at it cross-eyed.

So now I'm going to throw soda ash in at the point of distribution, and the water will find some other way to be unruly.

we'd really be better off without this stuff.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 01, 2016, 12:33:32 pm
Anything that has the moniker "Universal Solvent" is bad news, right out of the gate.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 01, 2016, 01:58:34 pm
Any time I've had a problem with water it's because I haven't been attacking it hard enough. Water can smell fear and doubt.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 01, 2016, 04:59:31 pm
Hello, gang.
I'm getting married. In three days.  :eek:

Congratulations!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 01, 2016, 05:00:40 pm
Common sense has prevailed over my work hours, and I'm getting a chance to put my case for letting me design and present the Prevent training tomorrow.

I figure if anyone is going to have to tell people they need to be snitches for the government to prevent terrorism, it should be me.  I can limit the damage.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 01, 2016, 05:02:57 pm
Benadryl is kinda like being drunk only more sleepy and then the mustache twirling bad guy in your dream actually shoots you in the face like he says he's going to and it hurts even though you never feel anything in your dreams and you're a mess of confused and afraid and not sure if you want to hurry up and die or try to hold on even though it's pointless and when you finally wake up you're too fucked up to communicate what just happened to your spouse.

YES

That shit is entirely a last resort for me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 01, 2016, 05:03:59 pm
Some teenager in a Facebook group just explained Discordianism to me. :lulz: I'm dying.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 01, 2016, 05:23:10 pm
Any chance for a screenshot?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 01, 2016, 06:00:36 pm
Any chance for a screenshot?

Or at least a newsfeed line?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Ziegejunge on September 01, 2016, 06:03:20 pm
I too am curious to see the teenage assessment.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 01, 2016, 11:46:32 pm
2" of rain in one hour up here.

WITNESS ME, ALL SHINY AND CHROME!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 02, 2016, 05:25:39 am
Any chance for a screenshot?

I wonder if I can remember which thread it's in? I will try. It was WAY more boring than it might sound.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Pergamos on September 02, 2016, 05:29:26 am
Benadryl is kinda like being drunk only more sleepy and then the mustache twirling bad guy in your dream actually shoots you in the face like he says he's going to and it hurts even though you never feel anything in your dreams and you're a mess of confused and afraid and not sure if you want to hurry up and die or try to hold on even though it's pointless and when you finally wake up you're too fucked up to communicate what just happened to your spouse.

I have never felt an effect from Benadryl.  Knocks my wife right out, but I don't feel a thing when I take it.

In other news, it's raining.  Again.  And I have only one 500,000 gallon storage tank, so I guess I'll just dump another million gallons of water over the side.  Sort of like that scene in Masada.

Call me  Menahem ben Yehuda, freaks!

I am uncomfortable with how much rain you've been getting. Nothing good comes from watering The Desert.

It's monsoon season, it's supposed to do this.  It's how the Tohono O'Odham stayed alive, they developed crops with super short growing seasons that they could grow starting with the monsoons.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on September 02, 2016, 06:11:23 am
Benadryl is kinda like being drunk only more sleepy and then the mustache twirling bad guy in your dream actually shoots you in the face like he says he's going to and it hurts even though you never feel anything in your dreams and you're a mess of confused and afraid and not sure if you want to hurry up and die or try to hold on even though it's pointless and when you finally wake up you're too fucked up to communicate what just happened to your spouse.

I have never felt an effect from Benadryl.  Knocks my wife right out, but I don't feel a thing when I take it.

In other news, it's raining.  Again.  And I have only one 500,000 gallon storage tank, so I guess I'll just dump another million gallons of water over the side.  Sort of like that scene in Masada.

Call me  Menahem ben Yehuda, freaks!

I am uncomfortable with how much rain you've been getting. Nothing good comes from watering The Desert.

It's monsoon season, it's supposed to do this.  It's how the Tohono O'Odham stayed alive, they developed crops with super short growing seasons that they could grow starting with the monsoons.

You're welcome for our morning humidity that isn't sticking around.

-San Diego, going on less rain than fucking Tucson.

This is what we see when we look east toward the desert:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/92/North_American_Monsoon_20080808_%28wide%29.jpg
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 02, 2016, 06:59:19 am
Final day of at working training ahoy.  About fucking time. 

Despite finishing the first presentation an hour and a half early, I still ended up getting back home late yesterday because people wanted to show off, argue and share their medical horror stories with the paramedic instead of getting on with the actual training. Like the woman who wanted to argue that we should prioritise a potentially broken neck over definitely not breathing.

At least today will finish early, so they have the fucking tea party.  That will allow me to slip out without notice.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Pergamos on September 02, 2016, 07:13:40 am
Benadryl is kinda like being drunk only more sleepy and then the mustache twirling bad guy in your dream actually shoots you in the face like he says he's going to and it hurts even though you never feel anything in your dreams and you're a mess of confused and afraid and not sure if you want to hurry up and die or try to hold on even though it's pointless and when you finally wake up you're too fucked up to communicate what just happened to your spouse.

I have never felt an effect from Benadryl.  Knocks my wife right out, but I don't feel a thing when I take it.

In other news, it's raining.  Again.  And I have only one 500,000 gallon storage tank, so I guess I'll just dump another million gallons of water over the side.  Sort of like that scene in Masada.

Call me  Menahem ben Yehuda, freaks!

I am uncomfortable with how much rain you've been getting. Nothing good comes from watering The Desert.

It's monsoon season, it's supposed to do this.  It's how the Tohono O'Odham stayed alive, they developed crops with super short growing seasons that they could grow starting with the monsoons.

You're welcome for our morning humidity that isn't sticking around.

-San Diego, going on less rain than fucking Tucson.

This is what we see when we look east toward the desert:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/92/North_American_Monsoon_20080808_%28wide%29.jpg

Thanks.  I thik we'll keep it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on September 02, 2016, 07:25:10 pm
Hello, gang.
I'm getting married. In three days.  :eek:

Mazel Tov!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 02, 2016, 10:46:21 pm
Benadryl is kinda like being drunk only more sleepy and then the mustache twirling bad guy in your dream actually shoots you in the face like he says he's going to and it hurts even though you never feel anything in your dreams and you're a mess of confused and afraid and not sure if you want to hurry up and die or try to hold on even though it's pointless and when you finally wake up you're too fucked up to communicate what just happened to your spouse.

I have never felt an effect from Benadryl.  Knocks my wife right out, but I don't feel a thing when I take it.

In other news, it's raining.  Again.  And I have only one 500,000 gallon storage tank, so I guess I'll just dump another million gallons of water over the side.  Sort of like that scene in Masada.

Call me  Menahem ben Yehuda, freaks!

I am uncomfortable with how much rain you've been getting. Nothing good comes from watering The Desert.

It's monsoon season, it's supposed to do this.  It's how the Tohono O'Odham stayed alive, they developed crops with super short growing seasons that they could grow starting with the monsoons.

There is monsoon season and then there is this. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 03, 2016, 11:15:46 pm
Barely survived angry (not at me) embryonic astrophysicists on Thursday night.  More later.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LuciferX on September 04, 2016, 10:47:17 pm
Is there some rule, somewhere, which states that broadcasting how one doesn't cotton well to confrontation automatically turns into a provocation?  They just don't get it:  You clearly don't want to know why some people don't like fighting.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 05, 2016, 06:50:02 pm
I just remembered the other reason I don't normally complain at work: follow up meetings.

I have already had 2 meetings, and I'm due to have another 2.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Emo Howard on September 06, 2016, 02:54:43 pm
So, reinventing the wheel in our water system.  For once in my damn life, I'm not surrounded by know-it-all chemists that could have solved this on day one.  Instead, I am surrounded by know-it-all physicists who will solve it right into it's fucking grave.  So I ignore them, and dance to their indignant howling, while doing this weird shit called "gathering data and putting it in a readable form" while "reading Army manuals and municipal procedures on how to make potable water that doesn't rip out the pipes."

Odd, I had always thought you needed a low pH to get a low pH effect.  Not so, and I really wish my teachers hadn't lied to me the whole time I was in school.

Oh man, if I had a fiver for each time my "education" proved to be either totally incorrect or inaccurate I'd have about Ł30K minimum.
It turns out that most education seems to teach very fucking little beyond timekeeping and mandatory attendance.

Well, I got some math out of it.  And I learned how to roll a joint badly.

Serious question... How much trigonometry does an electrical engineer/technologist/technician really use?

Because I did about cot(assload-1) of it back in school, most of which I've forgotten since I haven't used my degree for anything other than as a source of mockery for certain supervisors at my previous job.

I use trig every day.  Not kidding.  I in fact am now using calc every day for our water treatment plant, but for that I cheat and use the computer, because I haven't used calc in 21 years.  I can still set the problems up, but fuck if I remember anything more than the chain rule.

But trig makes a technician's job easy.  Even more so if fabrication is involved.

I guess I need to add re-learning the maths to my to-do list.

I swear, the guys in my night classes don't believe in math, in much the same way one would not believe in Santa Claus or the Easter bunny.  The books seem to expect this, and try not to confuse them with such lofty concepts as square roots.

RMS to peak? "1.4"

Phase to line? "1.73"
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on September 06, 2016, 03:41:28 pm
Trying to figure out ways to get it through my husband's brain that it's not viable for me to take the bus here like it was in RI. The East Coast infrastructure is far fucking superior to the West Coast when it comes to public transportation. His argument is, "So, you just plan for that extra hour or two. Big deal." Plus the 20 minutes in Southwestern heat to walk to the bus stop at the top of the hill.

YES BIG DEAL. I am NOT taking a bus for an hour and a half when I can drive there in 10 fucking minutes. He has a motorized bike, he made it in order to commute back and forth to work, but alas, it takes a whole hour instead of a half hour! *gasp* AND HE JUST LEGIT CAN'T HANDLE, but you know, I should take the bus to the light rail, which takes an hour,  when the nearest stop is 3 minutes away by car. The bike is also broken. He has the parts to fix it, and has for about a month, but he won't do it, because he's gotten so used to having the car. But you know, now I'm working, and I need it, and he's freaking out.

The only thing I can think of us take the car away and hide it while I'm in South Dakota, and let him fend for himself. I'm sure that bike would get fixed awfully fast.

He should have put the money into the other car, and shipped it here when he had the chance, but nooooooo...It's sitting in the long term lot at the base back east, while he continues to wreck my Subaru by not getting the brakes fixed, and not fixing the soft hose, and not getting oil changes, and then yells at me when I talk about budgeting money to fix it when "he can do it himself." HE WON'T EVEN FIX HIS OWN FUCKING BIKE.

This is getting out of hand, it's not fair to me to have to get up at 5am to take him to work so I can have my damn car.

I have GOT to find a way to get this through his head without resorting to something cruel or drastic, because that's not nice or how marriages work, but he has to experience the inconvenience himself in order to fix the problem. Fucking engineers.  :argh!:

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 06, 2016, 03:52:05 pm
Hide the keys, say "Nope, plan for that extra half hour or so.  No big deal."
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 06, 2016, 04:03:38 pm
Trying to figure out ways to get it through my husband's brain that it's not viable for me to take the bus here like it was in RI. The East Coast infrastructure is far fucking superior to the West Coast when it comes to public transportation. His argument is, "So, you just plan for that extra hour or two. Big deal." Plus the 20 minutes in Southwestern heat to walk to the bus stop at the top of the hill.

Southern California is not a representative sample of the West Coast.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on September 06, 2016, 04:16:13 pm
Hide the keys, say "Nope, plan for that extra half hour or so.  No big deal."

This may be happening this weekend when I'm in South Dakota.

"Yes, I took your car key with me. Well I don't know, I hear there's a bus?"

Trying to figure out ways to get it through my husband's brain that it's not viable for me to take the bus here like it was in RI. The East Coast infrastructure is far fucking superior to the West Coast when it comes to public transportation. His argument is, "So, you just plan for that extra hour or two. Big deal." Plus the 20 minutes in Southwestern heat to walk to the bus stop at the top of the hill.

Southern California is not a representative sample of the West Coast.

True, but nothing is as superior as the Northeast Corridor. You know, the part of the country where people come from. The lack of anything other than freeways between San Diego and Los Angeles is fucking unnerving to me, considering the distance between New York and Boston is greater by 200 miles, and I could still commute effectively between the two as needed. I know about the streetcar controversy, but I think that by this point they would have had it worked out. Considering how vast parts of the country views spending money on any kind of infrastructure that may touch tax dollars, it's amazing half our goddamn interstates are functional at all.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on September 06, 2016, 04:28:20 pm
Sorry, this whole thing is making me grumbly as hell, probably because 5am is involved to get him to work.

I'm off to a orientation tour at the new jerb. I find out what my actual assignment will be on Thursday.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 06, 2016, 06:20:49 pm
Hide the keys, say "Nope, plan for that extra half hour or so.  No big deal."

This may be happening this weekend when I'm in South Dakota.

"Yes, I took your car key with me. Well I don't know, I hear there's a bus?"

Trying to figure out ways to get it through my husband's brain that it's not viable for me to take the bus here like it was in RI. The East Coast infrastructure is far fucking superior to the West Coast when it comes to public transportation. His argument is, "So, you just plan for that extra hour or two. Big deal." Plus the 20 minutes in Southwestern heat to walk to the bus stop at the top of the hill.

Southern California is not a representative sample of the West Coast.

True, but nothing is as superior as the Northeast Corridor. You know, the part of the country where people come from. The lack of anything other than freeways between San Diego and Los Angeles is fucking unnerving to me, considering the distance between New York and Boston is greater by 200 miles, and I could still commute effectively between the two as needed. I know about the streetcar controversy, but I think that by this point they would have had it worked out. Considering how vast parts of the country views spending money on any kind of infrastructure that may touch tax dollars, it's amazing half our goddamn interstates are functional at all.

California is also not the entire West Coast. Southern California, in particular, is known globally for having a very, very bad transit infrastructure.

And not to point out the obvious, but random surface streets in sparsely populated areas aren't functional; they're pollution. The East Coast has a lot of surface streets connecting everywhere to everywhere else because it's crowded.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 06, 2016, 06:29:22 pm
Of course, not only is the Pacific Northwest not part of the West Coast, but there's also the point that we don't need streets because we aren't people.
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 06, 2016, 07:01:57 pm
Sorry, this whole thing is making me grumbly as hell, probably because 5am is involved to get him to work.

I'm off to a orientation tour at the new jerb. I find out what my actual assignment will be on Thursday.

Much as it is amusing to watch, I feel obligated to point out she apologized for kvetching.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on September 08, 2016, 02:51:42 am
HOW CAN IT BE SO HARD TO EAT 1500 CALORIES A DAY?

That is all.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 08, 2016, 02:28:39 pm
HOW CAN IT BE SO HARD TO EAT 1500 CALORIES A DAY?

That is all.

1500 calories of what?  1500 calories of soup is pretty easy.  Especially if it's chicken or vegetable soup or something.  Chicken itself is pretty easy too...low fat, no carbs, it's a pretty neat meat.

1500 calories of sandwiches, on the other hand...not so easy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 08, 2016, 02:33:06 pm
Challenge accepted.

(http://i.giphy.com/KiBblPNOasBSo.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 08, 2016, 02:38:42 pm
When I was doing the hardcore stage of this diet, I was on about 850 calories a day. 

Once I got used to it, I wasn't even that hungry.  Maybe a little bit, now and then, but I'd either just use the sugar free chewing gum or, worst came to worst, have a slice of chicken.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 08, 2016, 07:39:52 pm
Who among us has not done that?  Who among us has not stood mutely by the wire, while the commandant and his sleek wife drive out the gates for a night on the town? Who among us has not giggled like a maniac while using cousin Hymie's dead chest as a xylophone?  The dead are not musically-inclined.  They will not be played; the right noises are not made.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on September 08, 2016, 07:45:02 pm
HOW CAN IT BE SO HARD TO EAT 1500 CALORIES A DAY?

That is all.

1500 calories of what?  1500 calories of soup is pretty easy.  Especially if it's chicken or vegetable soup or something.  Chicken itself is pretty easy too...low fat, no carbs, it's a pretty neat meat.

1500 calories of sandwiches, on the other hand...not so easy.

1500 in food, period.  I need to eat more, to get my metabolism going again.  I had 15 oz of steak (which was like, three meals to me) and it was only 600 calories. 

I'm trying to avoid so many sandwiches, since that's mostly what the monkey likes to eat and I have to save most of the bread for him.  Also, not especially filling, sandwiches.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LuciferX on September 08, 2016, 09:31:55 pm
Kinda a little catch-22 that "need to eat more, to get my metabolism going again" so I prime the pump with a little exercise if/when energy permits.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 08, 2016, 09:37:03 pm
I just remembered the other reason I don't normally complain at work: follow up meetings.

I have already had 2 meetings, and I'm due to have another 2.

That's how they punish you for sticking your head up.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 08, 2016, 09:38:31 pm
Sorry, this whole thing is making me grumbly as hell, probably because 5am is involved to get him to work.

I'm off to a orientation tour at the new jerb. I find out what my actual assignment will be on Thursday.

Much as it is amusing to watch, I feel obligated to point out she apologized for kvetching.

Usually when I kvetch, I try not to completely dismiss the very humanity of an entire region full of people.

JUST SAYING.

 :lulz:

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 08, 2016, 09:40:38 pm
HOW CAN IT BE SO HARD TO EAT 1500 CALORIES A DAY?

That is all.

I feel your pain. I've been on a restricted-calorie diet since the term ended and it sucks ass. I'm starting to get used to it, though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 08, 2016, 09:41:25 pm
HOW CAN IT BE SO HARD TO EAT 1500 CALORIES A DAY?

That is all.

1500 calories of what?  1500 calories of soup is pretty easy.  Especially if it's chicken or vegetable soup or something.  Chicken itself is pretty easy too...low fat, no carbs, it's a pretty neat meat.

1500 calories of sandwiches, on the other hand...not so easy.

That's like one really great sandwich.

Or two decent sandwiches.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 08, 2016, 09:44:23 pm
HOW CAN IT BE SO HARD TO EAT 1500 CALORIES A DAY?

That is all.

1500 calories of what?  1500 calories of soup is pretty easy.  Especially if it's chicken or vegetable soup or something.  Chicken itself is pretty easy too...low fat, no carbs, it's a pretty neat meat.

1500 calories of sandwiches, on the other hand...not so easy.

1500 in food, period.  I need to eat more, to get my metabolism going again.  I had 15 oz of steak (which was like, three meals to me) and it was only 600 calories. 

I'm trying to avoid so many sandwiches, since that's mostly what the monkey likes to eat and I have to save most of the bread for him.  Also, not especially filling, sandwiches.

Oh, I have the opposite problem. Keeping myself DOWN to 1500 calories is hard, especially since I cook like a mofo, and the food carts at school are superb. An 800-calorie Cajun Chicken salad for lunch? YES PLEASE!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 08, 2016, 11:20:34 pm
Who among us has not done that?  Who among us has not stood mutely by the wire, while the commandant and his sleek wife drive out the gates for a night on the town? Who among us has not giggled like a maniac while using cousin Hymie's dead chest as a xylophone?  The dead are not musically-inclined.  They will not be played; the right noises are not made.

I'm missing any context for this. I'm not sure if I want it but it should be in the newsfeed either way.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 09, 2016, 02:33:03 am
Sorry, this whole thing is making me grumbly as hell, probably because 5am is involved to get him to work.

I'm off to a orientation tour at the new jerb. I find out what my actual assignment will be on Thursday.

Much as it is amusing to watch, I feel obligated to point out she apologized for kvetching.

I just realized that maybe it needed to be said... I wasn't mad, I was just poking fun.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 09, 2016, 04:09:51 am
Who among us has not done that?  Who among us has not stood mutely by the wire, while the commandant and his sleek wife drive out the gates for a night on the town? Who among us has not giggled like a maniac while using cousin Hymie's dead chest as a xylophone?  The dead are not musically-inclined.  They will not be played; the right noises are not made.

I'm missing any context for this. I'm not sure if I want it but it should be in the newsfeed either way.

The context was freeky's calorie issue. I had assumed it was self-imposed, but apparently not.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 09, 2016, 11:03:40 am
You see, the problem is I'm occasionally very stupid.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 09, 2016, 04:52:11 pm
You see, the problem is I'm occasionally very stupid.

So am I.  The only thing we have in common is crowbars.

Ergo, crowbars make ya dumb.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 10, 2016, 03:54:30 pm
This pleases me no end. http://www.wweek.com/culture/2016/09/06/there-is-now-better-footage-of-that-time-oregon-blew-up-a-whale-with-dynamite/
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on September 10, 2016, 05:26:52 pm
HOW CAN IT BE SO HARD TO EAT 1500 CALORIES A DAY?

That is all.

1500 calories of what?  1500 calories of soup is pretty easy.  Especially if it's chicken or vegetable soup or something.  Chicken itself is pretty easy too...low fat, no carbs, it's a pretty neat meat.

1500 calories of sandwiches, on the other hand...not so easy.

1500 in food, period.  I need to eat more, to get my metabolism going again.  I had 15 oz of steak (which was like, three meals to me) and it was only 600 calories. 

I'm trying to avoid so many sandwiches, since that's mostly what the monkey likes to eat and I have to save most of the bread for him.  Also, not especially filling, sandwiches.

Oh, I have the opposite problem. Keeping myself DOWN to 1500 calories is hard, especially since I cook like a mofo, and the food carts at school are superb. An 800-calorie Cajun Chicken salad for lunch? YES PLEASE!

:crankey:  You lucky devil, you.  that sounds amazing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 10, 2016, 06:52:35 pm
I'm back. All my plans to go west are no more. Perhaps next year, IDK. My dad has encouraged me to write after seeing some of my stuff, so I'm going to get a simple job and do that for myself while I figure out my life. Figure I'll finish the Genesis of Eris first, but after that it's going to be "The Assault on Christmas". I may send some things to folks in PM about "the plot" and have questions before I get to that.


But it would seem someone said something about ORANGES?

.... urge to mark all as read intensifies.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on September 10, 2016, 06:54:24 pm
I'm back. All my plans to go west are no more. Perhaps next year, IDK. My dad has encouraged me to write after seeing some of my stuff, so I'm going to get a simple job and do that for myself while I figure out my life. Figure I'll finish the Genesis of Eris first, but after that it's going to be "The Assault on Christmas". I may send some things to folks in PM about "the plot" and have questions before I get to that.


But it would seem someone said something about ORANGES?

.... urge to mark all as read intensifies.

ORANGES?!  Where?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on September 11, 2016, 02:58:41 am
My folks made me mix them a drink using two different brands of fum, for a blind taste test.  I took two shots as payment. 

I remember now.  I hate rum soooo much. I hate the taste, I hate the burn going down, the burn as it sits there, the burn in mah face.  Hate.

But the test was uccesfel and now they know that pricer rum is smoother.  WHO COULD HAVE GUESSED.  (slowly raise hand)

eta Alos hate the grumpy I get from rumj.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Eater of Clowns on September 11, 2016, 03:01:28 am
My folks made me mix them a drink using two different brands of fum, for a blind taste test.  I took two shots as payment. 

I remember now.  I hate rum soooo much. I hate the taste, I hate the burn going down, the burn as it sits there, the burn in mah face.  Hate.

But the test was uccesfel and now they know that pricer rum is smoother.  WHO COULD HAVE GUESSED.  (slowly raise hand)

eta Alos hate the grumpy I get from rumj.

 :lulz:

This is adorable.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on September 11, 2016, 04:35:03 am
Moved into my new place and it's weird being in a town of this population.

I can get things.  Things I want - without the internet.  I can just drive somewhere and get them.  Sometimes it's just a walk. :eek:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 11, 2016, 06:47:12 pm
Who among us has never tried to back the Bradley over the dismounted infantry? Who among us has never been THAT PISSED OFF about the bottle your fucking "buddy" swiped out of your barracks room? But no, grunts move really fucking fast when they want to. They are like unto the ninjas of old, fueled by whiskey. YOUR whiskey.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 11, 2016, 11:30:06 pm
HOW CAN IT BE SO HARD TO EAT 1500 CALORIES A DAY?

That is all.

1500 calories of what?  1500 calories of soup is pretty easy.  Especially if it's chicken or vegetable soup or something.  Chicken itself is pretty easy too...low fat, no carbs, it's a pretty neat meat.

1500 calories of sandwiches, on the other hand...not so easy.

1500 in food, period.  I need to eat more, to get my metabolism going again.  I had 15 oz of steak (which was like, three meals to me) and it was only 600 calories. 

I'm trying to avoid so many sandwiches, since that's mostly what the monkey likes to eat and I have to save most of the bread for him.  Also, not especially filling, sandwiches.

Oh, I have the opposite problem. Keeping myself DOWN to 1500 calories is hard, especially since I cook like a mofo, and the food carts at school are superb. An 800-calorie Cajun Chicken salad for lunch? YES PLEASE!

:crankey:  You lucky devil, you.  that sounds amazing.

It is all the fucking noms.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 11, 2016, 11:30:39 pm
My folks made me mix them a drink using two different brands of fum, for a blind taste test.  I took two shots as payment. 

I remember now.  I hate rum soooo much. I hate the taste, I hate the burn going down, the burn as it sits there, the burn in mah face.  Hate.

But the test was uccesfel and now they know that pricer rum is smoother.  WHO COULD HAVE GUESSED.  (slowly raise hand)

eta Alos hate the grumpy I get from rumj.

I share your feelings about rum, super hard.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 11, 2016, 11:31:04 pm
Moved into my new place and it's weird being in a town of this population.

I can get things.  Things I want - without the internet.  I can just drive somewhere and get them.  Sometimes it's just a walk. :eek:

That is my favorite thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 11, 2016, 11:32:08 pm
Friends came over and cleaned alllll that shit out of our yard. It's like a goddamn miracle! So happy to have the yard back. Next summer, so much gardening will happen!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 12, 2016, 10:32:17 am
I think the thing I need to keep uppermost in my mind when dealing with management is that they need me more than I need them, and that they are cowards.

I had a bracing chat with my own manager when he ambushed me during the training session the previous week.  In fact, I was ambushed twice - first by an unscheduled staff meeting, and then by a follow up meeting.  And because I was in pain (old injury flared up) and because I hadn't had much sleep and because I hate annual training, I was in a filthy mood and basically gave it to him, with both barrels.

He not only flinched, he backpedaled.  It was a truly abject display, and has only increased my contempt for him.  Try and call me out for doing my job in front of everyone, then cravenly apologise and claim you mispoke and no offence was meant in private?  Pathetic.  Keep me in the dark while praising my work to your bosses to make you look good?  Claim my ideas as your own?  Too bad you can't keep your lies straight and remember what you've told me from one week to the next.  I have you.  And if that's not enough, I have a parting gift from a student...a story that would look very bad, no matter what light it was presented in.  He doesn't know that yet, but he doesn't need to.  He's not the only one who can ambush people, only when I do it, I'm going to add significant emotional and mental stress to the surprise, because unlike him I'm a professional.

The department head hopes to use me, which is why he's not putting up a difficult front at the moment.  But I also know he's a coward.  He's a filthy misogynist, a man who verbally attacks and belittles women and raises his voice to students, but wouldn't dare raise his voice to me despite the extreme provocation I have given him in the past.  He'll become angry, petulant, obstinate...but he can't stomach the idea of an assault on someone who might actually pose a physical threat, or at least that's how it seems.  He wants my neutrality, so he can promote his spy to my manager's current position, and he thinks he has it...sadly, I gave ammunition to my manager during our chat regarding this spy, and how no-one actually respects or likes her.  No-one respects or likes him either, so it's hardly an obstacle to the position, but it's something he can use, if he's not a complete moron (jury is still out on that).  I may not be in a position to directly take him down, not surgically, but I'm sure as hell I could make his life a miserable line of investigations and meetings in the meantime.  He's easily stressed...making him flip in front of someone important would end his career easily.

I have to admit, I kinda want them to do something stupid.  I've kept quiet and made sure contingencies are in place, and now I'm pushing back and I'm just wondering how far I can push them, when they will snap and lash out.  I can moderate my own response, to a degree, but I really want to see one of them go off the deep end.  Because then I have no excuse not to bring this whole rotten edifice down.

And when I finally leave I may just do that anyway.  You know, for shits and giggles.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on September 12, 2016, 02:08:37 pm
My sister-in-law passed yesterday. She was born with cerebral palsy and made it to 42. I defy you to find anyone who fought harder or squeezed more out of a body, but in the end hers had nothing left at all. The Easter Seals of North Texas was (were?) a huge part of the successes in her life. Should you find yourself in a charitable mood they are good people.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 12, 2016, 03:21:01 pm
Sorry to hear that.  You OK?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 12, 2016, 03:35:24 pm
My sister-in-law passed yesterday. She was born with cerebral palsy and made it to 42. I defy you to find anyone who fought harder or squeezed more out of a body, but in the end hers had nothing left at all. The Easter Seals of North Texas was (were?) a huge part of the successes in her life. Should you find yourself in a charitable mood they are good people.

Shit. That is some very hard stuff. I'm sorry.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on September 12, 2016, 03:41:08 pm
Sorry to hear that.  You OK?

Yeah, we've got the "shit outwards" model going well here, and I've got enough support outside of the inner circle to do my job taking on their shit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 12, 2016, 03:52:20 pm
I'm back. All my plans to go west are no more. Perhaps next year, IDK. My dad has encouraged me to write after seeing some of my stuff, so I'm going to get a simple job and do that for myself while I figure out my life. Figure I'll finish the Genesis of Eris first, but after that it's going to be "The Assault on Christmas". I may send some things to folks in PM about "the plot" and have questions before I get to that.


But it would seem someone said something about ORANGES?

.... urge to mark all as read intensifies.

ORANGES?!  Where?

NOT GONNA HAPPEN.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 12, 2016, 07:04:54 pm
My sister-in-law passed yesterday. She was born with cerebral palsy and made it to 42. I defy you to find anyone who fought harder or squeezed more out of a body, but in the end hers had nothing left at all. The Easter Seals of North Texas was (were?) a huge part of the successes in her life. Should you find yourself in a charitable mood they are good people.

Sorry for your loss.   :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 12, 2016, 07:11:33 pm
Roger: "It's the main bearing."

Larry: "No, it's a cable."

Roger:  "A cable is making the telescope wobble?"

Larry:  "It's a fucking cable."

Roger:  "Isn't."

Larry:  "Do you have any idea what it takes to change that bearing?  We have to disconnect 600 wire harnesses, take off the instruments, Disconnect the drives, and lift the whole fucking thing 3 feet.  Then we have to do the reverse AND balance it."

Roger:  "Since when has the difficulty of the solution played any role in troubleshooting?  It's an ugly fact, but that doesn't make it any less true.  You're a smart guy, stop hiding from reality."

Larry:  "I fucking hate you.  I hate this telescope.  I hate this mountain.  I hate everything about Western civilization.  I want to die."

Roger:  "I know.  Let me know when you want to start planning the job."

Larry:  <inarticulate howling>  <Hangs up phone>



This isn't going to end well.  It's going to be nothing but tears and swearing and maybe me getting tossed off the North ridge.  On the plus side, I finally have a coworker as prone to hyperbole as I am.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 12, 2016, 07:14:21 pm
On the plus side, he tacitly admitted to knowing what the problem was from the outset.  Which means he's not completely an idiot.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 12, 2016, 07:25:05 pm
On the plus side, he tacitly admitted to knowing what the problem was from the outset.  Which means he's not completely an idiot.

I understand his thinking.  I, too, hate and fear the main bearing.  I do not want to face the upcoming job.

But wasting 3 weeks chasing 9,232 wires isn't going to help matters.  It is what it is.  I already proved it by "floating" the bearing (overgreasing it), and the problem went away for a few minutes.  There's a flat spot on one of the rollers inside of the bearing, and once a revolution, it makes the telescope drift about .1 degrees, which is far beyond acceptable for the instruments we're using (.1 degrees at 40,000 light years is ENORMOUS.)

But we shall do the job, even if it kills all of us.  The People's Glorious Heroic 5 Year Plan demands nothing less.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 12, 2016, 08:05:06 pm
Qg , that's awful but I'm glad she had a good run and lived. I know people over 70 that you couldn't say that about.

Roger, what is the acceptable margin of error with this kind of gear? I'd assume that even a 0.001 imbalance fucks things when you're dealing with these kind of distances/times
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 12, 2016, 08:11:12 pm
Qg , that's awful but I'm glad she had a good run and lived. I know people over 70 that you couldn't say that about.

Roger, what is the acceptable margin of error with this kind of gear? I'd assume that even a 0.001 imbalance fucks things when you're dealing with these kind of distances/times

It's a bearing, not a gear.  The ACCEPTABLE margin of error is 1/50,000th.

The theoretical best is actually about 1/15,000th
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 12, 2016, 08:11:35 pm
And Cain, is extortion a possibility? It's always worth trying before flicking a match. In fact, it's particularly worth trying when you intend to flick a match anyway.

Hell, at this point I'd gladly donut for you for 5% of the take.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 12, 2016, 08:15:55 pm
Qg , that's awful but I'm glad she had a good run and lived. I know people over 70 that you couldn't say that about.

Roger, what is the acceptable margin of error with this kind of gear? I'd assume that even a 0.001 imbalance fucks things when you're dealing with these kind of distances/times

It's a bearing, not a gear.  The ACCEPTABLE margin of error is 1/50,000th.

The theoretical best is actually about 1/15,000th

Was using gear as general term for telescope setup, apologies. Not responsible if any actual gears break.

Second question, what extra things could raise that accuracy? Seems like a huge gap still to close
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 12, 2016, 08:51:57 pm
Qg , that's awful but I'm glad she had a good run and lived. I know people over 70 that you couldn't say that about.

Roger, what is the acceptable margin of error with this kind of gear? I'd assume that even a 0.001 imbalance fucks things when you're dealing with these kind of distances/times

It's a bearing, not a gear.  The ACCEPTABLE margin of error is 1/50,000th.

The theoretical best is actually about 1/15,000th

Was using gear as general term for telescope setup, apologies. Not responsible if any actual gears break.

Second question, what extra things could raise that accuracy? Seems like a huge gap still to close

This telescope is not capable of doing everything they are asking for.  It's just that simple.  Only the HET telescope in Texas is stable enough to do the job, and it's booked for 11 years.  But if we can get rid of this HUGE fucking hiccup, they can do about 80% of what they want to do.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 12, 2016, 09:35:28 pm
I love that you're being asked to do this sort of stuff.  It really sounds like the kind of stuff you'd revel in.  Happy for you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on September 12, 2016, 09:59:25 pm
I'm back. All my plans to go west are no more. Perhaps next year, IDK. My dad has encouraged me to write after seeing some of my stuff, so I'm going to get a simple job and do that for myself while I figure out my life. Figure I'll finish the Genesis of Eris first, but after that it's going to be "The Assault on Christmas". I may send some things to folks in PM about "the plot" and have questions before I get to that.


But it would seem someone said something about ORANGES?

.... urge to mark all as read intensifies.

ORANGES?!  Where?

NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

 :lol: 

Also, TWJ never answered, so where he heard that oranges were a thing that was happening I don't know.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 12, 2016, 10:00:02 pm
I love that you're being asked to do this sort of stuff.  It really sounds like the kind of stuff you'd revel in.  Happy for you.

Thanks...It is, really.  There are no simple problems.  The water issues alone would keep me happy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on September 12, 2016, 10:00:29 pm
My sister-in-law passed yesterday. She was born with cerebral palsy and made it to 42. I defy you to find anyone who fought harder or squeezed more out of a body, but in the end hers had nothing left at all. The Easter Seals of North Texas was (were?) a huge part of the successes in her life. Should you find yourself in a charitable mood they are good people.

Sorry to hear it, QG.  :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 13, 2016, 11:49:45 am
Just found out that 5 people in a company I used to work for have been sent to the clink for 30 years between them. The mugshots are cracking. Can't stop laughing, couldn't have happened to more deserving folk.

It's been coming for about 5 years. It's a fucking good day.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on September 13, 2016, 01:03:39 pm
Just found out that 5 people in a company I used to work for have been sent to the clink for 30 years between them. The mugshots are cracking. Can't stop laughing, couldn't have happened to more deserving folk.

It's been coming for about 5 years. It's a fucking good day.

What did they do?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 13, 2016, 01:06:02 pm
Conspiracy to defraud.

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 13, 2016, 01:56:52 pm
Is that due to the recent change in law with company liability on such cases, or were they got under the old rules?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 13, 2016, 02:14:40 pm
Unsure. It's started before the fsa became the fca, reads like a standard criminal prosecution.

ETA trying to get hold of court docs now for more details, seems like they've only been hit for 1 project when it should be at least 5 to my knowledge.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 13, 2016, 05:41:50 pm
Who among us was never just a skinny lad?  Who among us never knew no good from bad?  Who among has never let it all hang out?  You get left alone with Big Fat Fanny, and she makes a fat boy out of you; it cannot be avoided.  You can only sing with your band.  You can only take me home tonight.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on September 13, 2016, 09:14:39 pm
Who among us was never just a skinny lad?  Who among us never knew no good from bad?  Who among has never let it all hang out?  You get left alone with Big Fat Fanny, and she makes a fat boy out of you; it cannot be avoided.  You can only sing with your band.  You can only take me home tonight.

This is the greatest fucking post of all time. It made my rockin' world go round.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Faust on September 13, 2016, 09:29:32 pm
Who among us was never just a skinny lad?  Who among us never knew no good from bad?  Who among has never let it all hang out?  You get left alone with Big Fat Fanny, and she makes a fat boy out of you; it cannot be avoided.  You can only sing with your band.  You can only take me home tonight.
You need to get the astro boys to find all the pieces of Freddys essence on whatever comets and shooting stars they are currently rocking out on and get him to take corporeal form again
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Ziegejunge on September 13, 2016, 10:45:31 pm
worldapefund.org said:
Quote
Orangutans are the only great ape species with two types of mature adult males. One type, the flanged male, develops secondary sexual physical traits. These include a large flanged disc-shaped face, a long flowing coat of hair and a large throat sac that allows the male to make deep vocal calls over long distances. The flanged male becomes very intolerant of other males and grows in stature to be around twice the size of a female. The second type of male does not develop secondary sexual characteristic and is similar in size to an adult female. Unflanged males are unable to make long calls and are much more tolerant of other males. Both types of male will successfully reproduce with females.  All males have the potential to develop secondary sexual characteristics but it is still unclear why the development is suppressed in some males.

My buddy, upon hearing this, said:
Quote
She doesn't want to talk to you bro. Bro, do you even flange bro?

Broangutans
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on September 13, 2016, 10:49:44 pm
I start my job as a research librarian this week. I'd sass it up, but I have to wear a uniform at the museum, and no heels, because it's an aircraft carrier. On the bright side, like Roger mentioned on my FB, I don't have to schlep tourists around. I get to hide in the library and help the occasional guest out with a project while working on specific special research projects for the museum. Once I'm there for a bit, I'll go into the collections storage and help work out that mess, hopefully. Just taking a quick peek I saw several garments that needed to have condition reporting done and sent out for conservation.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 13, 2016, 10:55:11 pm
I start my job as a research librarian this week. I'd sass it up, but I have to wear a uniform at the museum, and no heels, because it's an aircraft carrier. On the bright side, like Roger mentioned on my FB, I don't have to schlep tourists around. I get to hide in the library and help the occasional guest out with a project while working on specific special research projects for the museum. Once I'm there for a bit, I'll go into the collections storage and help work out that mess, hopefully. Just taking a quick peek I saw several garments that needed to have condition reporting done and sent out for conservation.

Please to read the David Drake "Lt Leary" series.  Research librarians are dangerous and not to be trifled with.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 13, 2016, 10:55:45 pm
Who among us was never just a skinny lad?  Who among us never knew no good from bad?  Who among has never let it all hang out?  You get left alone with Big Fat Fanny, and she makes a fat boy out of you; it cannot be avoided.  You can only sing with your band.  You can only take me home tonight.
You need to get the astro boys to find all the pieces of Freddys essence on whatever comets and shooting stars they are currently rocking out on and get him to take corporeal form again

Good luck with that.  He and Bowie and Lemmy are just waiting on Mick Jagger.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on September 13, 2016, 11:33:36 pm
I start my job as a research librarian this week. I'd sass it up, but I have to wear a uniform at the museum, and no heels, because it's an aircraft carrier. On the bright side, like Roger mentioned on my FB, I don't have to schlep tourists around. I get to hide in the library and help the occasional guest out with a project while working on specific special research projects for the museum. Once I'm there for a bit, I'll go into the collections storage and help work out that mess, hopefully. Just taking a quick peek I saw several garments that needed to have condition reporting done and sent out for conservation.

Please to read the David Drake "Lt Leary" series.  Research librarians are dangerous and not to be trifled with.

oooh, free e-books even.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 14, 2016, 02:25:29 am
I start my job as a research librarian this week. I'd sass it up, but I have to wear a uniform at the museum, and no heels, because it's an aircraft carrier. On the bright side, like Roger mentioned on my FB, I don't have to schlep tourists around. I get to hide in the library and help the occasional guest out with a project while working on specific special research projects for the museum. Once I'm there for a bit, I'll go into the collections storage and help work out that mess, hopefully. Just taking a quick peek I saw several garments that needed to have condition reporting done and sent out for conservation.

Please to read the David Drake "Lt Leary" series.  Research librarians are dangerous and not to be trifled with.

oooh, free e-books even.

You're going to love it.  Horatio Hornblower in space, with murderous research librarian.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 14, 2016, 04:14:07 am
I start my job as a research librarian this week. I'd sass it up, but I have to wear a uniform at the museum, and no heels, because it's an aircraft carrier. On the bright side, like Roger mentioned on my FB, I don't have to schlep tourists around. I get to hide in the library and help the occasional guest out with a project while working on specific special research projects for the museum. Once I'm there for a bit, I'll go into the collections storage and help work out that mess, hopefully. Just taking a quick peek I saw several garments that needed to have condition reporting done and sent out for conservation.

Research librarian is a pretty sweet gig, congratulations!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 14, 2016, 04:32:54 am
Today is my and Alty's first anniversary.

We gorged on sushi at a restaurant a few blocks from the house that for some reason, we have never tried. It was delicious. I am distended with sushi. He is Skyrimming. Soon, we will go upstairs and watch TV in bed.

Best possible day.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on September 14, 2016, 03:12:41 pm
I was confused by Freeky saying that sandwiches aren't all that filling or calorie-rich, but then I remembered not everyone lives in lower NY state. "Sandwiches" in NY are what most places in the world refer to as "what the fuck how is a human supposed to eat this much."

It's like you people don't know how to distend your jaws like snakes, or something.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on September 14, 2016, 03:24:12 pm
Anyway, hi there PD. I'm here because I'm miserable, cranky, and tired, and according to the newsfeed I'm in the perfect mood for PD.com.

Since getting my thyroid disease treated in August, my range of emotions has expended past "vague sense of dying" that defined the previous six months. I have added feeling sad, stupid, and lonely to the mix.

This too shall pass and all that, but fuck it. I feel like whuppin' on some motherfucker.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 14, 2016, 03:40:36 pm
Today is my and Alty's first anniversary.

We gorged on sushi at a restaurant a few blocks from the house that for some reason, we have never tried. It was delicious. I am distended with sushi. He is Skyrimming. Soon, we will go upstairs and watch TV in bed.

Best possible day.

 :cheers:

Anyway, hi there PD. I'm here because I'm miserable, cranky, and tired, and according to the newsfeed I'm in the perfect mood for PD.com.

Since getting my thyroid disease treated in August, my range of emotions has expended past "vague sense of dying" that defined the previous six months. I have added feeling sad, stupid, and lonely to the mix.

This too shall pass and all that, but fuck it. I feel like whuppin' on some motherfucker.

 :FFF:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 14, 2016, 04:39:25 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/wAWZISU.jpg)

Someone posted this all over my workplace.

I am simultaneously angry and cringing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on September 14, 2016, 04:57:52 pm
 :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Faust on September 14, 2016, 05:00:14 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/wAWZISU.jpg)

Someone posted this all over my workplace.

I am simultaneously angry and cringing.
(http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=37873.0;attach=5687;image)
*I posted this on facebook but its probably not a good idea to have a kkk image in my profile

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on September 14, 2016, 06:18:14 pm
Anyway, hi there PD. I'm here because I'm miserable, cranky, and tired, and according to the newsfeed I'm in the perfect mood for PD.com.

Since getting my thyroid disease treated in August, my range of emotions has expended past "vague sense of dying" that defined the previous six months. I have added feeling sad, stupid, and lonely to the mix.

This too shall pass and all that, but fuck it. I feel like whuppin' on some motherfucker.

Hashimoto's or Grave's?

Welcome to the "My immune system is so fucking badass it's eating my thyroid alive" club.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on September 14, 2016, 06:24:29 pm
Anyway, hi there PD. I'm here because I'm miserable, cranky, and tired, and according to the newsfeed I'm in the perfect mood for PD.com.

Since getting my thyroid disease treated in August, my range of emotions has expended past "vague sense of dying" that defined the previous six months. I have added feeling sad, stupid, and lonely to the mix.

This too shall pass and all that, but fuck it. I feel like whuppin' on some motherfucker.

Hashimoto's or Grave's?

Welcome to the "My immune system is so fucking badass it's eating my thyroid alive" club.

Grave's. My mom had Hashimoto's, so it figures. My 4-hour iodine uptake rate was 89%, which I understand to be in the "really fucking high, how are you alive" range.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on September 14, 2016, 06:59:42 pm
Anyway, hi there PD. I'm here because I'm miserable, cranky, and tired, and according to the newsfeed I'm in the perfect mood for PD.com.

Since getting my thyroid disease treated in August, my range of emotions has expended past "vague sense of dying" that defined the previous six months. I have added feeling sad, stupid, and lonely to the mix.

This too shall pass and all that, but fuck it. I feel like whuppin' on some motherfucker.


D:  Very glad you aren't dying, Cainad!  I hope the rest of it passes soon.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 14, 2016, 07:15:36 pm
That UK poster demands a redesign with fresh text. There are many things more important than this that need explaining about the UK.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 14, 2016, 07:21:36 pm
Congrats to Nigel/alty hope things continue going well.

Cainiad, grab a crowbar and go smash a car at the wrecking yard. I guarantee less sadness and immediate satisfaction. Other issues should alleviate in due course.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 14, 2016, 11:37:24 pm
Applied to go back to Switzerland, for a doctoral program.

I think my Australian passport may give me an edge over other British applicants, in that if we do do something stupid re: Brexit, arrangements with Australia will remain unaffected and so shouldn't pose a problem for an academic or work visa.  Since these programs are all 4+ years long, and who knows what idiocy we will see in the meantime.

It's not as good as an EU second nationality would be...but I'll work with what I have.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on September 14, 2016, 11:50:27 pm
Good luck, Cain!



A professional cosplayer has apparently made the ballot for AZ state rep for region 26.  I hope to god I'm in region 26 so I can vote for her, because holy shit, a cosplayer would drive the conservatives UP THE WALL.  Also, her stances on a number of issues are completely reasonable and I'm on board with her platforms.  https://azpowergirl4u.com/
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on September 14, 2016, 11:55:45 pm
Anyway, hi there PD. I'm here because I'm miserable, cranky, and tired, and according to the newsfeed I'm in the perfect mood for PD.com.

Since getting my thyroid disease treated in August, my range of emotions has expended past "vague sense of dying" that defined the previous six months. I have added feeling sad, stupid, and lonely to the mix.

This too shall pass and all that, but fuck it. I feel like whuppin' on some motherfucker.

Hashimoto's or Grave's?

Welcome to the "My immune system is so fucking badass it's eating my thyroid alive" club.

Grave's. My mom had Hashimoto's, so it figures. My 4-hour iodine uptake rate was 89%, which I understand to be in the "really fucking high, how are you alive" range.

Jesus Christ. You're lucky you haven't wasted away to nothing. My uncle has Grave's, he has to eat 6000-9000 calories a day, and he's still super thin. IF ONLY I HAD THAT KIND OF POWER.

But no, my thyroid decided it was best to sit in a puddle of her own drool and make me dizzy, and fall asleep every day at 2pm, and then wake up hangry, and wanting to murder my husband when he looked at me funny. I still don't think I'm balanced out, but my last blood pull showed a TSH of 0.9, so I'm on the money in that regard. Watch your vitamins, and have your doc test your B12 and D3 panels next time you go in for bloodwork. Synthetic thyroid hormones nuke them, and I know if I don't take mine daily, I will go back to crashing. On the bright side, they made my weight stabilize, finally. Last year was rough, really rough.

Hang in there, it's totally fixable, it's just a bumpy ride on the way.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 17, 2016, 10:52:39 pm
So, I don't know if I mentioned this, but apparently my preliminary security report for the building I work in (the A4 page I put together as a taster and freebie as my offer for a more thorough site analysis) has been kept in an office for the past year and repeatedly looked at and referenced, all while no-one has actually bothered to come and ask me anything about it or for a more exhaustive follow up.

These people are hopeless.  Literally hopeless. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 18, 2016, 04:21:30 am
I truly admire your ethics in not taking this place down for a massive profit, already. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Emo Howard on September 18, 2016, 03:07:48 pm
I'm having a Super Fun Time at the fall-of-society dress rehearsals here at this gas station in Tennessee.

Can't wait for the Really Big Show when it finally comes.

So excited!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LuciferX on September 18, 2016, 10:11:48 pm
Applied to go back to Switzerland, for a doctoral program.

I think my Australian passport may give me an edge over other British applicants, in that if we do do something stupid re: Brexit, arrangements with Australia will remain unaffected and so shouldn't pose a problem for an academic or work visa.  Since these programs are all 4+ years long, and who knows what idiocy we will see in the meantime.

It's not as good as an EU second nationality would be...but I'll work with what I have.

Viel Erfolg!  I may still have some connects in Freiburg, if whatever.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Eater of Clowns on September 19, 2016, 12:29:40 am
I want to tell everyone about the best that I have been trolled in a long, long time. Bear with me folks, it's story time:

Last week my sister asked if I could come along with her to a show. She bought the tickets on impulse and my brother-in-law had no interest. The band I only vaguely recognized, a few hits, and I was along for the fun of it. I checked with the bosses and they said sure, I can just come in early that day and not use any time off. The show was Thursday in downtown New Bedford at our local theater, so it was a pretty simple plan. I got out of work, had a beer at home, and met her and my brother-in-law downtown for a burrito and a beer and the show.

As soon as I get there I can see she's a little worn out. She's still rocking a hangover after sucking down martinis with Oktoberfest chasers at the Adele show the night before. She starts trying to weasel her way out of the show. "Would you be mad if I bailed?" "Do you know anyone that can grab my ticket," etc. Well I remain blank, because she tries this kind of crap of getting people to give her an out all the time, so I just don't say anything at all. I figure if I can get a beer and a burrito in her, she'll dive into it and start feeling better. We go to another bar, sit on the deck in a nice evening, sip on a Coffee Porter, and she's perking up. Cool - evening saved. We walk to the venue, get a block away from the doors, and she bails. At the time the opener goes on, where she either has to go to the show and sit through it, or go to her car and go home, she bails. At the last possible second. And I'm mad - I don't give a fuck about this band, and I rearranged my schedule, and I just turn around and drive home.

Cut to two days later. We're on Martha's Vineyard with our whole family at a house they rented for the weekend for my stepmother's birthday. All she wanted was our family together at one of her favorite spots, and for the sake of keeping transportation simple, I coordinated with my sister to catch the ferry together over to the island. She'd apologized and made up for the whole thing by driving us to the ferry, making us coffee in the morning to make the ride easier, all that. We spent the day in the popular tourist towns, and we commiserated that, as LMNO can attest, everything the Vineyard does, Provincetown does better:  you can shop, cheaper, and barhop, cheaper, but with drag queens. We get out of an overpriced bland seafood dinner and walk along the docks where the bars and restaurants abut yacht tie-ups, just the whole group of us ambling along on a beautiful night.

One of the bars starts playing a song. After the first few notes, my sister says "Oh I love this song," and starts getting into it. "I don't really recognize it," I said. The lyrics start, she's singing along, and both my stepsisters and a lot of the bar patrons are singing along. My sister is nudging me and hamming up the singing:

Rock me mama like a wagon wheel,
Rock me mama any way I feel,
He-ey mama rock me.

Alright, I recognize this but it's not exactly my jam. The three of them continue the song well after we pass the bar, well after we can hear it all. One of the yacht parties looks at our group and says "What, that's it?" and they burst back into the chorus.

He-ey mama rock me.

The singing fades, and we run out of dock to walk down. The big group of us all start having our own conversations again and my sister sidles up next to me. "So no recognition of that song" she asks. And I think about it. Yeah I've heard it, everyone has, but it's-

And it hits me. It's Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show. It's the band we were going to see two days previous.

And her grin, I swear to you, was the color of the blood moon.


Edits: spelling, mild phrasing
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 19, 2016, 02:37:22 pm
That's top tier work. I'm pretty impressed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 19, 2016, 02:40:43 pm
I truly admire your ethics in not taking this place down for a massive profit, already.

I must admit I do question why this hasn't occurred yet though. It's more than justified at this point.

You could even make a strong argument that it's getting to a point where it's unethical not to do so.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 19, 2016, 02:42:59 pm
I'm having a Super Fun Time at the fall-of-society dress rehearsals here at this gas station in Tennessee.

Can't wait for the Really Big Show when it finally comes.

So excited!

What the hell is going on there?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 19, 2016, 02:46:40 pm
I truly admire your ethics in not taking this place down for a massive profit, already.

I must admit I do question why this hasn't occurred yet though. It's more than justified at this point.

You could even make a strong argument that it's getting to a point where it's unethical not to do so.

Honestly it just sounds like too much work.

Plus it would mean looking for a new job and a new place to live, which is not something I want to rush into given the renting situation in London.

Once I'm out, I do intend to send an extremely long letter to the board though.  And maybe the Times Educational Supplement....TES loves to hate on international boarding schools (too expensive for their main demographic now).
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 19, 2016, 03:04:53 pm
Fair enough, as long as there's some kind of plan that leaves them south of fucked, eventually, I'll rest easy.

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 19, 2016, 03:22:34 pm
I have two years of backed up emails in an encrypted thumb drive with an online backup.  All it needs is to be told in a narrative fashion.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 19, 2016, 03:51:51 pm
Have you considered contacting Chuck Tingle for assistance?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Emo Howard on September 20, 2016, 04:56:29 am
I'm having a Super Fun Time at the fall-of-society dress rehearsals here at this gas station in Tennessee.

Can't wait for the Really Big Show when it finally comes.

So excited!

What the hell is going on there?

Major gasoline pipeline sprung a leak and had to be shut down for repairs. The governor declared a state of emergency. Everybody panicked and ran out to fill every vehicle and container they had, thus causing a shortage.

Saturday morning, we were completely out and the station was dead. A tanker truck showed up with a delivery, and before the guy could even get out of the truck, we had 2-3 cars at every pump. It took him 30 minutes to set up. By the time we actually had gas to sell, we had people lined up all the way to the road to the two nearest entrances. People had to come in and out the back way to get groceries. We pumped 1200 gallons an hour for 6 hours before we ran out again.

It all started on Friday, actually, but I didn't work that day. I had been scheduled to, but I had given away that shift to another co-worker who was going on vacation next week, and wanted more hours to pad his next-to-last paycheck before vacation, so I let him have it. He had to call out because the FBI was at his house. Apparently someone who lives with him had been threatening congressmen or something on the internet. So they had to deal with the "crisis" while also short-handed. I still haven't figured out why no one thought to call me.

Sunday was similar to Saturday, but significantly less hectic. 750 gallons per hour, still ran out before another truck showed up, which it did about 6 hours later, an hour before closing time.

Today, we had gas all day. We even had to turn a truck away because we were full. Sales were slow because everybody is already loaded to the gills with gasoline. I hope they all feel silly, but I doubt it.

All this because of the perception of a problem that didn't exist. Just imagine if the problem had been real.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 20, 2016, 05:34:07 pm
Looks like I'm through the first stage of the Oslo PhD application.

Now I just have to wait up to 3 months (!) for the selection committee to decide who they want to invite to interview.  Good thing I applied for some other jobs in the meantime.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 21, 2016, 10:07:49 am
Looks like I'm through the first stage of the Oslo PhD application.

Now I just have to wait up to 3 months (!) for the selection committee to decide who they want to invite to interview.  Good thing I applied for some other jobs in the meantime.

Good stuff there. Ballache of a process, but at least it's begun. What did you run with in the end?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on September 21, 2016, 01:27:54 pm
Congrats Cain, and good luck!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on September 21, 2016, 01:30:26 pm
Recently i've been finding that my usual time-sinks of Reddit and console games are feeling less fulfilling than previously.

Particularly Reddit, where i've been noticing the effects of the 'hivemind' more and more.

What do you guys do for rest/relaxation/stimulation? Anything that you would recommend?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Faust on September 21, 2016, 02:09:05 pm
Recently i've been finding that my usual time-sinks of Reddit and console games are feeling less fulfilling than previously.

Particularly Reddit, where i've been noticing the effects of the 'hivemind' more and more.

What do you guys do for rest/relaxation/stimulation? Anything that you would recommend?
I found the same, so I tried to find the cause of my dissatisfaction, its all transitory, consume once and forget with most of the web sites I used to visit without meaningful engagement, gaming I still a lot of, Deus ex Mankind divided was enjoyable, but utterly superficial and with only the shallowest pretence of story compared to its predecessors.

For the instant consumption websites sites I've tried to go through less content, but think about what I am going though and think about my response where normally I wouldnt make one. Even for image sites like tumblr I try to spend a minute looking at each picture in my feed, think about it, and why it was shared.

I'm trying to balance my time between creative stuff (even if I create BADLY), in a good proportion of what I do when I get home and switch off tired from work.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 21, 2016, 04:13:26 pm
Looks like I'm through the first stage of the Oslo PhD application.

Now I just have to wait up to 3 months (!) for the selection committee to decide who they want to invite to interview.  Good thing I applied for some other jobs in the meantime.

Good stuff there. Ballache of a process, but at least it's begun. What did you run with in the end?

Unique strategic characteristics of right wing terrorism, juxtaposed against a legal and policy system geared to fight Islamist terrorism.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 21, 2016, 04:15:57 pm
Niiice.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 21, 2016, 04:16:43 pm
Recently i've been finding that my usual time-sinks of Reddit and console games are feeling less fulfilling than previously.

Particularly Reddit, where i've been noticing the effects of the 'hivemind' more and more.

What do you guys do for rest/relaxation/stimulation? Anything that you would recommend?

Reddit's metasphere is occasionally fun, though you have contrarian hivemind smugness instead of the usual hivemind nonsense.  Not to mention a fuckload of 3edgy5me tankies and "antifascists", most of whom aren't even 20 yet.

Lately I've been mixing things up on the game front by going back to some older games (everything between Dragon Age Inquisition and Morrowind) and trying new things, character types and classes I wouldn't normally pursue.  If there's one thing to like about RPGs, it's replay value.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 22, 2016, 02:36:46 am
Cannibals probably don't worry too much about income.

Just a stray thought.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 22, 2016, 05:51:09 pm
I was confused by Freeky saying that sandwiches aren't all that filling or calorie-rich, but then I remembered not everyone lives in lower NY state. "Sandwiches" in NY are what most places in the world refer to as "what the fuck how is a human supposed to eat this much."

It's like you people don't know how to distend your jaws like snakes, or something.

OK, I'm glad I wasn't the only human baffled by that. Sandwiches here tend to be full meals, if not multiple full meals.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 22, 2016, 05:52:02 pm
Anyway, hi there PD. I'm here because I'm miserable, cranky, and tired, and according to the newsfeed I'm in the perfect mood for PD.com.

Since getting my thyroid disease treated in August, my range of emotions has expended past "vague sense of dying" that defined the previous six months. I have added feeling sad, stupid, and lonely to the mix.

This too shall pass and all that, but fuck it. I feel like whuppin' on some motherfucker.

I'm glad you finally figured out what the fuck was going on! Hopefully your mood will improve and stabilize soon.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 22, 2016, 05:54:29 pm
Applied to go back to Switzerland, for a doctoral program.

I think my Australian passport may give me an edge over other British applicants, in that if we do do something stupid re: Brexit, arrangements with Australia will remain unaffected and so shouldn't pose a problem for an academic or work visa.  Since these programs are all 4+ years long, and who knows what idiocy we will see in the meantime.

It's not as good as an EU second nationality would be...but I'll work with what I have.

Ooooh, good luck! That sounds great. I can't imagine any program rejecting you!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 22, 2016, 06:00:40 pm
Recently i've been finding that my usual time-sinks of Reddit and console games are feeling less fulfilling than previously.

Particularly Reddit, where i've been noticing the effects of the 'hivemind' more and more.

What do you guys do for rest/relaxation/stimulation? Anything that you would recommend?

I've noticed that the internet is getting more boring as well. I can't help wondering where all the creative, intelligent people are hiding.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 22, 2016, 08:07:04 pm
Applied to go back to Switzerland, for a doctoral program.

I think my Australian passport may give me an edge over other British applicants, in that if we do do something stupid re: Brexit, arrangements with Australia will remain unaffected and so shouldn't pose a problem for an academic or work visa.  Since these programs are all 4+ years long, and who knows what idiocy we will see in the meantime.

It's not as good as an EU second nationality would be...but I'll work with what I have.

Ooooh, good luck! That sounds great. I can't imagine any program rejecting you!

Well unfortunately I'm in a position where I can only afford to study if I get on a paid program, so competition is likely to be fairly intense.

In other news, after 17 months of asking, I've finally been allowed to move from a dinky student room into an actual studio flat.  I've been given 3 days, on one of the few weekends I get off due to our idiotic rolling rota, to do this.

I don't even need to tell you what my response is.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 23, 2016, 03:57:59 am
well, weird physics made the Alcubierre drive look like a thing.

And now weirder physics seems to have killed it.

 :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 23, 2016, 04:12:55 am
Even weirder physics could see it reborn as a gravity drive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_Horizon_%28film%29).
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 23, 2016, 04:21:19 am
Even weirder physics could see it reborn as a gravity drive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_Horizon_%28film%29).

well, that's the fucking thing.  It looks like gravity is shared by all universes, which means the drive doesn't work, which means no space demons.

I could fucking cry.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 23, 2016, 04:22:55 am
Lame.  How will we be able to live out the future promised to us in WH40k without space demons?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 23, 2016, 04:23:54 am
Lame.  How will we be able to live out the future promised to us in WH40k without space demons?

I'm really pissed about this.  I was so ready to share our, erm, culture with aliens.  In the face.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Emo Howard on September 23, 2016, 05:30:24 am
Even weirder physics could see it reborn as a gravity drive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_Horizon_%28film%29).

well, that's the fucking thing.  It looks like gravity is shared by all universes, which means the drive doesn't work, which means no space demons.

I could fucking cry.

Tyson has mentioned something about the possibility of dark matter being an effect caused by gravity leaking through from other other universes, and what we see as dark matter is really just gravitational interaction between matter in our universe, and regular matter in other universes (or whatever passes for regular matter in those universes).

Does that have anything to do with what you meant by gravity being shared by all universes?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 23, 2016, 01:27:03 pm
Even weirder physics could see it reborn as a gravity drive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_Horizon_%28film%29).

well, that's the fucking thing.  It looks like gravity is shared by all universes, which means the drive doesn't work, which means no space demons.

I could fucking cry.

The universe is both incredibly weird and horribly mundane at the same time.  It's fantastically upsetting.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Faust on September 23, 2016, 01:56:46 pm
Even weirder physics could see it reborn as a gravity drive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_Horizon_%28film%29).

The event horizon is what happens when you give a team of scientists who have the ability to do something, half the budget time and safety precautions required to actualise it.

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 23, 2016, 04:13:36 pm
Even weirder physics could see it reborn as a gravity drive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_Horizon_%28film%29).

well, that's the fucking thing.  It looks like gravity is shared by all universes, which means the drive doesn't work, which means no space demons.

I could fucking cry.

Tyson has mentioned something about the possibility of dark matter being an effect caused by gravity leaking through from other other universes, and what we see as dark matter is really just gravitational interaction between matter in our universe, and regular matter in other universes (or whatever passes for regular matter in those universes).

Does that have anything to do with what you meant by gravity being shared by all universes?

No, dark matter is even weirder.  A year ago, they thought it was done and dusted, via "dim galaxies", but it is a Damn Thing and is not so easily disposed of.  There is a project underway to spot dark matter interactions, using a gigantic tank of xenon in a cavern, much as they proved neutrinos in a big cave full of dry-cleaning solution.

What dark matter might be is junk from another universe being brought here via gravity.  I don't understand enough of the hypothesis involved to understand it, except that as long as the "transactions" are two-way, conservation is maintained.


Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 23, 2016, 04:14:14 pm
Even weirder physics could see it reborn as a gravity drive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_Horizon_%28film%29).

well, that's the fucking thing.  It looks like gravity is shared by all universes, which means the drive doesn't work, which means no space demons.

I could fucking cry.

The universe is both incredibly weird and horribly mundane at the same time.  It's fantastically upsetting.

I will see Uncle Albert cheated in my lifetime, if it kills me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 23, 2016, 04:14:48 pm
Even weirder physics could see it reborn as a gravity drive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_Horizon_%28film%29).

The event horizon is what happens when you give a team of scientists who have the ability to do something, half the budget time and safety precautions required to actualise it.

Gonna argue that Event Horizon is what happens when you give them stacks of cash and no oversight.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 23, 2016, 04:25:29 pm
Even weirder physics could see it reborn as a gravity drive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_Horizon_%28film%29).

The event horizon is what happens when you give a team of scientists who have the ability to do something, half the budget time and safety precautions required to actualise it.

Gonna argue that Event Horizon is what happens when you give them stacks of cash and no oversight.



I think removal of any kind of H+S oversight is the big one. Look at this fucking room.

(https://scientificfictional.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/eventhorizon11.png)

It's just spikes and slip hazards everywhere. It's a tetanus trap at best and begging for a lawsuit before it even launched.

"Where's steve?"
"Dead. Slipped in the drive room"
"Fuck. Again?"
"Yeah. We sent in someone to clean it up, I'll check on them."
"Bet you they've fucking slipped too."
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 23, 2016, 04:34:55 pm
It's also what happens when you give artists final say over any design. Did I ever tell you about the guys at jaguar who wanted claw marks on the engine?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Faust on September 23, 2016, 04:59:53 pm
Even weirder physics could see it reborn as a gravity drive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Event_Horizon_%28film%29).

The event horizon is what happens when you give a team of scientists who have the ability to do something, half the budget time and safety precautions required to actualise it.

Gonna argue that Event Horizon is what happens when you give them stacks of cash and no oversight.

Ok so both: Good project management is about finding that optimised balance where your product does open doors to, or take shortcuts through hell.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Faust on September 23, 2016, 05:06:36 pm
It's also what happens when you give artists final say over any design. Did I ever tell you about the guys at jaguar who wanted claw marks on the engine?

Whats an engine without a few stress fissures  :D, did they make it go faster?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on September 23, 2016, 06:01:40 pm
Daughter can read, memorize sequences of numbers, do basic addition, but can't write, color in the lines, use scissors or remember where her lunch table is even though it's been the same one for 2 weeks.  Hum.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 23, 2016, 06:04:01 pm
Sounds like she's defective.  Return her to the store and ask for a refund.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on September 23, 2016, 06:26:53 pm
Sounds like she's defective.  Return her to the store and ask for a refund.

Ugh the rma form sucks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 23, 2016, 06:46:06 pm
It's also what happens when you give artists final say over any design. Did I ever tell you about the guys at jaguar who wanted claw marks on the engine?

Whats an engine without a few stress fissures  :D, did they make it go faster?

They/that made the engineers leave the room pretty fucking quickly.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 24, 2016, 05:53:33 am
So now we have this fucking big-ass bear on the mountain, eating fish out of the lake and garbage out of whatever the fuck it feels like eating it out of.  I am not going to tell him where the hell he can eat.  He's taken up residence in the picnic area, which we simply closed off and put a big sign on saying "Closed on account of bear".  The radio telescope geeks still have to go through the area, but they don't pay their fucking plumbing bills, so I hope it eats them all. 

So, 4 mountain lions and a bear the size of Chris Christie, that doesn't even seem to be fully grown yet.

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 24, 2016, 08:55:15 pm
Daughter can read, memorize sequences of numbers, do basic addition, but can't write, color in the lines, use scissors or remember where her lunch table is even though it's been the same one for 2 weeks.  Hum.

Sounds like her motor skills and place memory isn't quite caught up to her other cognitive development yet. It's normal!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 24, 2016, 09:01:31 pm
We had the first TA meeting of the term yesterday, and I'm actually starting to get stoked about teaching. It turns out that I'm teaching the lab for the first term of Principles, which is pretty exciting because for a lot of these students, this will be their first time in a wet lab at all! This means they don't have any bad habits yet, and I can be super strict about lab etiquette right off the bat so they don't turn into the lazy turdpiles who don't put their equipment away. I also get to show them microscopy, and we have water bears, which is always everybody's favorite! Later in the term, I am showing them how to purify their own DNA.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on September 25, 2016, 12:11:16 am
We had the first TA meeting of the term yesterday, and I'm actually starting to get stoked about teaching. It turns out that I'm teaching the lab for the first term of Principles, which is pretty exciting because for a lot of these students, this will be their first time in a wet lab at all! This means they don't have any bad habits yet, and I can be super strict about lab etiquette right off the bat so they don't turn into the lazy turdpiles who don't put their equipment away. I also get to show them microscopy, and we have water bears, which is always everybody's favorite! Later in the term, I am showing them how to purify their own DNA.

Awesome! In my first year of labs someone set fire to a fume cupboard. Hopefully your students' accidents don't cause too much damage.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on September 25, 2016, 12:53:56 am
Daughter can read, memorize sequences of numbers, do basic addition, but can't write, color in the lines, use scissors or remember where her lunch table is even though it's been the same one for 2 weeks.  Hum.

Sounds like her motor skills and place memory isn't quite caught up to her other cognitive development yet. It's normal!

Yay normal!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on September 25, 2016, 12:57:18 am
Guys!  I just learned the NRA was the reason why the North ended the war and stopped slavery!   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on September 25, 2016, 01:38:12 am
(https://scontent.fbos1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p235x350/14448836_1524479724244299_4788008598892590010_n.jpg?oh=1c9d2dd4e50bb7ac763ca87bf02add20&oe=58755C67)

Business cards!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 25, 2016, 01:54:43 am
We had the first TA meeting of the term yesterday, and I'm actually starting to get stoked about teaching. It turns out that I'm teaching the lab for the first term of Principles, which is pretty exciting because for a lot of these students, this will be their first time in a wet lab at all! This means they don't have any bad habits yet, and I can be super strict about lab etiquette right off the bat so they don't turn into the lazy turdpiles who don't put their equipment away. I also get to show them microscopy, and we have water bears, which is always everybody's favorite! Later in the term, I am showing them how to purify their own DNA.

Awesome! In my first year of labs someone set fire to a fume cupboard. Hopefully your students' accidents don't cause too much damage.

Oh yeah, nope, I don't even have fume hoods! There will be no flammable or otherwise dangerous chemicals in my lab. I don't think they even get to play with ethanol or dilute HCl until the second term of chemistry.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 25, 2016, 01:55:24 am
Actually, that's not totally true... I think we make spreader plates toward the end of the term, and that means flame-sterilizing. Well now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 25, 2016, 01:55:50 am
(https://scontent.fbos1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p235x350/14448836_1524479724244299_4788008598892590010_n.jpg?oh=1c9d2dd4e50bb7ac763ca87bf02add20&oe=58755C67)

Business cards!

Oooooooh! Nice!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 25, 2016, 04:45:11 am
Guys!  I just learned the NRA was the reason why the North ended the war and stopped slavery!   :lulz:

what the what
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: trix on September 25, 2016, 05:06:33 am
I really like the business card!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on September 25, 2016, 03:29:18 pm
Guys!  I just learned the NRA was the reason why the North ended the war and stopped slavery!   :lulz:

what the what

So a black co-worker of mine posted an article about how open carry is effectively only for white people and one of his friends posted that in the course of the argument.  His first statement was specifically that the NRA was founded for black people's protection.  I posted the "About" section of NRA.org.  He then said ok, it was about marksmanship and that was what allowed the Union to win and that I should use sources other than wikipedia.

I commented about time travel.  I'm not sure if I'm dealing with an idiot, or some sort of troll.  Mostly posted because there's another guy that frequently posts on my coworker's page with similar talking points, just not nearly as dumb.



Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 25, 2016, 03:42:07 pm
Yeah, marksmanship let the North win the war.  Not vastly superior numbers, a strong navy encforcing a blockade and a stronger industrialising economy.

It was being able to pew pew just that little bit more accurately.  And as we all know, shooting in your spare time against tin cans is completely transferrable to shooting in massed combat.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on September 25, 2016, 03:54:21 pm
Yeah, marksmanship let the North win the war.  Not vastly superior numbers, a strong navy encforcing a blockade and a stronger industrialising economy.

It was being able to pew pew just that little bit more accurately.  And as we all know, shooting in your spare time against tin cans is completely transferrable to shooting in massed combat.

Having objectively superior firearms helped, and did improve their accuracy. Civil War letters bitching about Union weapons are kinda hilarious.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 25, 2016, 04:03:03 pm
Guys!  I just learned the NRA was the reason why the North ended the war and stopped slavery!   :lulz:

what the what

So a black co-worker of mine posted an article about how open carry is effectively only for white people and one of his friends posted that in the course of the argument.  His first statement was specifically that the NRA was founded for black people's protection.  I posted the "About" section of NRA.org.  He then said ok, it was about marksmanship and that was what allowed the Union to win and that I should use sources other than wikipedia.

I commented about time travel.  I'm not sure if I'm dealing with an idiot, or some sort of troll.  Mostly posted because there's another guy that frequently posts on my coworker's page with similar talking points, just not nearly as dumb.

People have an amazingly powerful ability to believe what they want to believe, no matter how ridiculous it is or how easy it is to disprove.

Eventually our species will diverge into a species of human that checks facts, and a species that doesn't.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 25, 2016, 04:55:26 pm
Yeah, marksmanship let the North win the war.  Not vastly superior numbers, a strong navy encforcing a blockade and a stronger industrialising economy.

It was being able to pew pew just that little bit more accurately.  And as we all know, shooting in your spare time against tin cans is completely transferrable to shooting in massed combat.

Having objectively superior firearms helped, and did improve their accuracy. Civil War letters bitching about Union weapons are kinda hilarious.

Oh, it certainly didn't hurt (except the Confederate soldiers).

But Germany's an object lesson in what happens when even a technologically adept and militarily well trained state without the industrial/population/resources picks a war against states with those attributes.  Unless the technological disparities are massive, the training doesn't matter massively either, and so things go down to the numbers and resources.  Germany's probably a more extreme example, given it was the economic and population might of the Soviet Union, British Empire and USA ranged against them, but there are some similarities (in particular the weak economic base, combined with unrest within the territory and inability to effectively use all their population in the war effort.  An important difference is that the Confederacy could've played defensively, whereas that was not an option for Germany.  Without conquest and slave labour, the German economy would collapse entirely).

Of course, the main similarity is that both were really fucking racist.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on September 25, 2016, 05:24:30 pm
I really like the business card!

Thanks! I ordered off Moo because they offer the 50 different backs deal. Came out really nice :)
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 26, 2016, 02:19:23 am
I'm back. All my plans to go west are no more. Perhaps next year, IDK. My dad has encouraged me to write after seeing some of my stuff, so I'm going to get a simple job and do that for myself while I figure out my life. Figure I'll finish the Genesis of Eris first, but after that it's going to be "The Assault on Christmas". I may send some things to folks in PM about "the plot" and have questions before I get to that.


But it would seem someone said something about ORANGES?

.... urge to mark all as read intensifies.

ORANGES?!  Where?

NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

I haven't caught up on The Bar thread entirely, but I've a cautionary tale I'll post to the ORANGES' thread.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on September 26, 2016, 01:37:03 pm
Yeah, marksmanship let the North win the war.  Not vastly superior numbers, a strong navy encforcing a blockade and a stronger industrialising economy.

It was being able to pew pew just that little bit more accurately.  And as we all know, shooting in your spare time against tin cans is completely transferrable to shooting in massed combat.

The main problem with his statement was the Civil War ended in 1865, the NRA was founded in 1871.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 26, 2016, 02:55:04 pm
There's also that.  But pew pew!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on September 27, 2016, 03:52:14 pm
https://pima.bibliocommons.com/list/share/324530247/707736609?_ga=1.32996286.1478290541.1474987019&from_login=true

I went to the public library's website to reserve some books, and there was a thumbnail that caught my eye: Martha Reads Banned Books and one of the books featured in the thumbnail was Harry fucking Potter and the god damn Sorcerer's Stone.  So I looked to see what was on the least and lo! thirty books were on the list, with a comment about each.

Apparently, the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy is "occult/satanic," and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee just says “If there’s a possibility that something might be controversial, then why not eliminate it.”

I facepalmed so hard, you guys.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 27, 2016, 04:36:11 pm
I guess human sacrifice could be seen as "occult"?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 27, 2016, 07:31:41 pm
Principal wants to visit and have a talk with staff tomorrow.

I'm contemplating being suicidally honest, but the email suggests it is a group meeting, and my manager may well be there.  Not that this bothers me on an interpersonal level, I've already told him what I think of him, but it would no doubt be deemed "unprofessional" by the children-reading-corporate-strategy-guides who make up management.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on September 27, 2016, 09:18:44 pm
I guess human sacrifice could be seen as "occult"?

If they missed the entire point of the sacrifice, I suppose?  Sort of like how 1984's comment was "pro-communism?"  Way to reading comprehension, bros.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 27, 2016, 09:28:16 pm
They don't READ them, of course. They get an inaccurate plot summary, and ban it based on that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 27, 2016, 09:33:02 pm
Reading is how the demons get in your eyeballs.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on September 27, 2016, 09:36:06 pm
Reading is how the demons get in your eyeballs.

This is true, and it's why all books should be banned unless it's the Bible, and we really shouldn't look at that too hard, either.  Just in case.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Don Coyote on September 28, 2016, 02:43:16 am
have I ever mentioned how much I fucking hate south park?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 28, 2016, 03:06:50 am
have I ever mentioned how much I fucking hate south park?

It had its moments.

Back in 2002.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on September 28, 2016, 03:07:13 am
https://pima.bibliocommons.com/list/share/324530247/707736609?_ga=1.32996286.1478290541.1474987019&from_login=true

I went to the public library's website to reserve some books, and there was a thumbnail that caught my eye: Martha Reads Banned Books and one of the books featured in the thumbnail was Harry fucking Potter and the god damn Sorcerer's Stone.  So I looked to see what was on the least and lo! thirty books were on the list, with a comment about each.

Apparently, the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy is "occult/satanic," and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee just says “If there’s a possibility that something might be controversial, then why not eliminate it.”

I facepalmed so hard, you guys.

Missing "The Handmaid's Tale." I'm surprised. That one is a hot topic now.  I haven't gotten to it yet, but considering how it takes place in a Christian totalitarian post-United States, I can see why some people want it squirreled away.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Don Coyote on September 28, 2016, 03:25:49 am
have I ever mentioned how much I fucking hate south park?

It had its moments.

Back in 2002.

I'm a hipster for hating south park.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on September 28, 2016, 03:33:00 am
have I ever mentioned how much I fucking hate south park?

It had its moments.

Back in 2002.

I'm a hipster for hating south park.

No you aren't. I never found it that funny.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: trix on September 28, 2016, 06:35:00 am
There are episodes that are dull and episodes that get my gizzard, but I still quite like South Park.

Many of the jokes are stupid and I sometimes disagree with the point it's trying to make, but a lot of it manages to be fucking hilarious, even while they're making a stupid point.

My brother hates it though.  He only liked it the first couple seasons, which I liked at the time but when I try to watch now I just cringe.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Emo Howard on September 28, 2016, 06:47:20 am
Ever seen Brickleberry? It's like it was written for people who thought South Park was too high brow.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Pergamos on September 28, 2016, 07:15:54 am
I guess human sacrifice could be seen as "occult"?

If they missed the entire point of the sacrifice, I suppose?  Sort of like how 1984's comment was "pro-communism?"  Way to reading comprehension, bros.

Well,  Orwell was a dedicated communist when he wrote the book.  It actually IS pro communism, it's just anti Stalinism.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on September 28, 2016, 08:32:32 am
I guess human sacrifice could be seen as "occult"?

If they missed the entire point of the sacrifice, I suppose?  Sort of like how 1984's comment was "pro-communism?"  Way to reading comprehension, bros.

Well,  Orwell was a dedicated communist when he wrote the book.  It actually IS pro communism, it's just anti Stalinism.

In my defense, it's been ten years+ since I read it.  But I do appreciate the correction, thanks. :)
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 28, 2016, 04:38:34 pm
I guess human sacrifice could be seen as "occult"?

If they missed the entire point of the sacrifice, I suppose?  Sort of like how 1984's comment was "pro-communism?"  Way to reading comprehension, bros.

Well,  Orwell was a dedicated communist when he wrote the book.  It actually IS pro communism, it's just anti Stalinism.

Not quite true.  He was a socialist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Orwell#Political_views
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 28, 2016, 09:24:24 pm
Reading is how the demons get in your eyeballs.

This is true, and it's why all books should be banned unless it's the Bible, and we really shouldn't look at that too hard, either.  Just in case.

The Bible puts THE MOST demons in your eyes tho...
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 28, 2016, 11:49:01 pm
Cain I just wanted to note that I stared at the reply box for several minutes on the child abuse investigation article after reading it, trying to compose myself..

The fact it's happening still
is a welcome sign to me
that not ALL the fruits have rotted
on the tip-top branches of the tree.

Poetry aside, I think I mostly need something to punch.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 29, 2016, 12:50:44 am
Reading is how the demons get in your eyeballs.

This is true, and it's why all books should be banned unless it's the Bible, and we really shouldn't look at that too hard, either.  Just in case.

The Bible puts THE MOST demons in your eyes tho...

No, "Bob" does, but only after you pay in COLD, HARD CASH.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 29, 2016, 01:18:36 am
Reading is how the demons get in your eyeballs.

This is true, and it's why all books should be banned unless it's the Bible, and we really shouldn't look at that too hard, either.  Just in case.

The Bible puts THE MOST demons in your eyes tho...

No, "Bob" does, but only after you pay in COLD, HARD CASH.

Well... ok. You're right. Per capita most demons per page for sure. I'm just guessing here, but sometimes I think maybe "Bob" figured out how to reverse-engineer the ark of the covenant.

I'm absolutely certain that calling it "planet 9" was some sort of last ditch attempt to keep "Planet X" propaganda from proliferating and leading folks to the Church and true prosperity. Like no doubt whatsoever.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 29, 2016, 01:00:00 pm
Cain I just wanted to note that I stared at the reply box for several minutes on the child abuse investigation article after reading it, trying to compose myself..

The fact it's happening still
is a welcome sign to me
that not ALL the fruits have rotted
on the tip-top branches of the tree.

Poetry aside, I think I mostly need something to punch.

Was it the Dutroux one by any chance? If not, then you've probably got much worse to read yet. That entire thing is still easily in the top 10 worst things I've ever forced myself to read.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 29, 2016, 02:41:23 pm
Cain I just wanted to note that I stared at the reply box for several minutes on the child abuse investigation article after reading it, trying to compose myself..

The fact it's happening still
is a welcome sign to me
that not ALL the fruits have rotted
on the tip-top branches of the tree.

Poetry aside, I think I mostly need something to punch.

Was it the Dutroux one by any chance? If not, then you've probably got much worse to read yet. That entire thing is still easily in the top 10 worst things I've ever forced myself to read.

This article here. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37500878

What is this Dutroux? A Frenchman? I've never heard of. Got a link?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 30, 2016, 12:00:10 am
Cain I just wanted to note that I stared at the reply box for several minutes on the child abuse investigation article after reading it, trying to compose myself..

The fact it's happening still
is a welcome sign to me
that not ALL the fruits have rotted
on the tip-top branches of the tree.

Poetry aside, I think I mostly need something to punch.

Was it the Dutroux one by any chance? If not, then you've probably got much worse to read yet. That entire thing is still easily in the top 10 worst things I've ever forced myself to read.

This article here. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37500878

What is this Dutroux? A Frenchman? I've never heard of. Got a link?

Cain had a good link to a long investigative piece, will try and dig it up if he's not got it handy. I'm sure he'll remember the one I'm talking about.

In short, belgian, be glad you've never heard of him / associated shit. I can't properly warn you enough about how grim it is though and given the subject matter I'm not saying that lightly. The larger implications of the whole thing are quite Fucked up too. It's a whole heap of all kinds of horrors. Makes the UK shitshows look like amateur hour. Seriously, you may want to just stop now and save yourself from it, I wouldn't think any less of you for it.



Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 30, 2016, 12:32:54 am
Cain I just wanted to note that I stared at the reply box for several minutes on the child abuse investigation article after reading it, trying to compose myself..

The fact it's happening still
is a welcome sign to me
that not ALL the fruits have rotted
on the tip-top branches of the tree.

Poetry aside, I think I mostly need something to punch.

Was it the Dutroux one by any chance? If not, then you've probably got much worse to read yet. That entire thing is still easily in the top 10 worst things I've ever forced myself to read.

This article here. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37500878

What is this Dutroux? A Frenchman? I've never heard of. Got a link?

Cain had a good link to a long investigative piece, will try and dig it up if he's not got it handy. I'm sure he'll remember the one I'm talking about.

In short, belgian, be glad you've never heard of him / associated shit. I can't properly warn you enough about how grim it is though and given the subject matter I'm not saying that lightly. The larger implications of the whole thing are quite Fucked up too. It's a whole heap of all kinds of horrors. Makes the UK shitshows look like amateur hour. Seriously, you may want to just stop now and save yourself from it, I wouldn't think any less of you for it.

All I can say is few things will likely be a total surprise.  :cry: I'm thinking about it before I say yeah though. Thanks. I'm frustrated enough for now and certainly not out of the woods on depression just yet either.

On a not entirely unrelated note I think I'll try to get more of my own story down tonight. Just my perspective and experience of violence as I said I would months ago now. It ties into other stuff though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 30, 2016, 02:01:04 am
So, teleconference with my boss and the HR chief tomorrow.

They are going to once again demand that I fire one of my custodians (Tonya) for purely contrived reasons.  She had, while she was working in the kitchen, complained about discrimination.  Accurately. She was allowed to transfer to my department because doing so automatically put her back on probation, and it was expected that I would fire her like a compliant little middle manager.  Of course, I was on probation, so they would then have fired me to tie off any loose litigation ends.

when I refused, my probation was extended, and then just recently ended.  The rat in the department, Debra, has however been feeding the boss and the HR guy whatever she can, based on her decades long fight with Tonya's mother, who died several years ago.  It's all shit, but the boss and the HR guy of course have a vested interest in believing her, despite numerous witnesses to the contrary.

So I'm not going to fire her, and they're going to fire me.  Not tomorrow (if they were ready to move, they'd have had me come down to the university, but soon.)

But, yanno, smartphones and shit.  Not going down alone.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 30, 2016, 03:43:24 am
Shit, man. Why do the good jobs have to be nestled in horribleness?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 30, 2016, 04:54:22 am
Shit, man. Why do the good jobs have to be nestled in horribleness?

Because horrible old bastards like good jobs, too, and they get there years before we do.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 30, 2016, 05:04:28 am
https://pima.bibliocommons.com/list/share/324530247/707736609?_ga=1.32996286.1478290541.1474987019&from_login=true

I went to the public library's website to reserve some books, and there was a thumbnail that caught my eye: Martha Reads Banned Books and one of the books featured in the thumbnail was Harry fucking Potter and the god damn Sorcerer's Stone.  So I looked to see what was on the least and lo! thirty books were on the list, with a comment about each.

Apparently, the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy is "occult/satanic," and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee just says “If there’s a possibility that something might be controversial, then why not eliminate it.”

I facepalmed so hard, you guys.

Missing "The Handmaid's Tale." I'm surprised. That one is a hot topic now.  I haven't gotten to it yet, but considering how it takes place in a Christian totalitarian post-United States, I can see why some people want it squirreled away.

Is it making the rounds again? It was such a big deal when it first came out, but I haven't really heard people speak of it since then.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 30, 2016, 08:40:28 am
So, teleconference with my boss and the HR chief tomorrow.

They are going to once again demand that I fire one of my custodians (Tonya) for purely contrived reasons.  She had, while she was working in the kitchen, complained about discrimination.  Accurately. She was allowed to transfer to my department because doing so automatically put her back on probation, and it was expected that I would fire her like a compliant little middle manager.  Of course, I was on probation, so they would then have fired me to tie off any loose litigation ends.

when I refused, my probation was extended, and then just recently ended.  The rat in the department, Debra, has however been feeding the boss and the HR guy whatever she can, based on her decades long fight with Tonya's mother, who died several years ago.  It's all shit, but the boss and the HR guy of course have a vested interest in believing her, despite numerous witnesses to the contrary.

So I'm not going to fire her, and they're going to fire me.  Not tomorrow (if they were ready to move, they'd have had me come down to the university, but soon.)

But, yanno, smartphones and shit.  Not going down alone.

Fuck 'em. They step, you step. Everybody gets a court date. You're not on probation and she's in your department right? That's your call and they know it. He NEEDS you too. That's not academic or they would have dropped you for a convenient replacement before that happened. All they can do it try'n troll mutherfucking TGRR out of a job. Troll back, innocent as a dove like. If they fire you after a big enough stink it's their asses and a disgrace to all the projects that they may be involved with. Not to mention legally actionable as fuck. It's their balls in the vice, not vice-versa.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on September 30, 2016, 12:22:37 pm
Cain I just wanted to note that I stared at the reply box for several minutes on the child abuse investigation article after reading it, trying to compose myself..

The fact it's happening still
is a welcome sign to me
that not ALL the fruits have rotted
on the tip-top branches of the tree.

Poetry aside, I think I mostly need something to punch.

Was it the Dutroux one by any chance? If not, then you've probably got much worse to read yet. That entire thing is still easily in the top 10 worst things I've ever forced myself to read.

This article here. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37500878

What is this Dutroux? A Frenchman? I've never heard of. Got a link?

Cain had a good link to a long investigative piece, will try and dig it up if he's not got it handy. I'm sure he'll remember the one I'm talking about.

In short, belgian, be glad you've never heard of him / associated shit. I can't properly warn you enough about how grim it is though and given the subject matter I'm not saying that lightly. The larger implications of the whole thing are quite Fucked up too. It's a whole heap of all kinds of horrors. Makes the UK shitshows look like amateur hour. Seriously, you may want to just stop now and save yourself from it, I wouldn't think any less of you for it.

All I can say is few things will likely be a total surprise.  :cry: I'm thinking about it before I say yeah though. Thanks. I'm frustrated enough for now and certainly not out of the woods on depression just yet either.

On a not entirely unrelated note I think I'll try to get more of my own story down tonight. Just my perspective and experience of violence as I said I would months ago now. It ties into other stuff though.

https://isgp-studies.com/belgian-x-dossiers-of-the-dutroux-affair
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 30, 2016, 04:19:25 pm
Cain I just wanted to note that I stared at the reply box for several minutes on the child abuse investigation article after reading it, trying to compose myself..

The fact it's happening still
is a welcome sign to me
that not ALL the fruits have rotted
on the tip-top branches of the tree.

Poetry aside, I think I mostly need something to punch.

Was it the Dutroux one by any chance? If not, then you've probably got much worse to read yet. That entire thing is still easily in the top 10 worst things I've ever forced myself to read.

This article here. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37500878

What is this Dutroux? A Frenchman? I've never heard of. Got a link?

Cain had a good link to a long investigative piece, will try and dig it up if he's not got it handy. I'm sure he'll remember the one I'm talking about.

In short, belgian, be glad you've never heard of him / associated shit. I can't properly warn you enough about how grim it is though and given the subject matter I'm not saying that lightly. The larger implications of the whole thing are quite Fucked up too. It's a whole heap of all kinds of horrors. Makes the UK shitshows look like amateur hour. Seriously, you may want to just stop now and save yourself from it, I wouldn't think any less of you for it.

All I can say is few things will likely be a total surprise.  :cry: I'm thinking about it before I say yeah though. Thanks. I'm frustrated enough for now and certainly not out of the woods on depression just yet either.

On a not entirely unrelated note I think I'll try to get more of my own story down tonight. Just my perspective and experience of violence as I said I would months ago now. It ties into other stuff though.

https://isgp-studies.com/belgian-x-dossiers-of-the-dutroux-affair

Yeah, that's the one. Not a good read if you're suffering from, well, anything. Certainly not advisable for the depressed as there's no smiles and sunshine here.


Roger, that fucking sucks. Make sure there's off-site backups of any all pertinent evidence (Sucking eggs, etc.) Can you not just feed these fuckers to the bear?   
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on September 30, 2016, 05:34:57 pm
Last day of the first official week of grad school. So far, so good! I like teaching a lot more than I thought I would; these students are in a different world than the psych students I had as a TA in Perception. This is so much better, and I'm on my own running the lab so it's a whole different dynamic.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 30, 2016, 05:43:52 pm
That sounds great! It's incredible how far you've got with all this in what seems like a relatively short time.


I've spent the past week driving over 1800 miles to various places that make bumblefuck, Nowhere, look like the height of modern civilisation. Roads frequently not quite as wide as a single car, traffic direction around fucked wagons and all kinds of other nonsense means my head is utterly wrecked and I'm pretty damn happy to start Saturday night right fucking now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Ziegejunge on September 30, 2016, 06:42:19 pm
Office/work politics can be the worst. Good luck, Roger.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on September 30, 2016, 07:13:09 pm
My wife and I are travelling to Italy for two weeks, leaving tonight!

So excited.

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 30, 2016, 08:49:43 pm
Office/work politics can be the worst. Good luck, Roger.

Thanks.

Did not get fired. There was mayhem, there were bruised egos, there were angry accusations and I'm pretty sure at least one of us shat blood in anger, but the situation is back off the table.  For another 4 weeks or so, hopefully.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 30, 2016, 08:50:24 pm
My wife and I are travelling to Italy for two weeks, leaving tonight!

So excited.

My wife and my youngest are fucking off to meet my son in Illinois for 2 weeks. 

I am going to die.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on September 30, 2016, 09:27:59 pm
Oh, shit.

Did they leave enough dry food?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 30, 2016, 10:47:08 pm
Oh, shit.

Did they leave enough dry food?

I am being trusted with the microwave thingie.  This will not end well.

On the other hand, there's a nearby curry shop with reasonable prices.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 01, 2016, 12:12:35 am
As long as they hid the skillet well enough your odds are over 30 %.


For 3rd degree burns.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 01, 2016, 01:24:37 am
Oh, shit.

Did they leave enough dry food?

I am being trusted with the microwave thingie.  This will not end well.

On the other hand, there's a nearby curry shop with reasonable prices.

... which may also not end well. :eek:

Glad at least the meeting didn't result in a shitstorm though!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on October 01, 2016, 03:57:25 am
There is an unintended consequence of a massive vindaloo buildup that could lead to a catastrophic sewer meltdown. And Mitch McConnel ain't gonna be able to walk this one back.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on October 01, 2016, 08:05:48 am
Office/work politics can be the worst. Good luck, Roger.

Thanks.

Did not get fired. There was mayhem, there were bruised egos, there were angry accusations and I'm pretty sure at least one of us shat blood in anger, but the situation is back off the table.  For another 4 weeks or so, hopefully.

How do you see this playing out, in the long run?

All I'm thinking is that if this is about being as vindictive as possible, they might want to string this out until December.  Best time to put the boot in, just as Christmas is rolling around.  Hopefully there's an expiry date on this nonsense, but if not...
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 01, 2016, 03:50:43 pm
Office/work politics can be the worst. Good luck, Roger.

Thanks.

Did not get fired. There was mayhem, there were bruised egos, there were angry accusations and I'm pretty sure at least one of us shat blood in anger, but the situation is back off the table.  For another 4 weeks or so, hopefully.

Glad they got hollered back in line. What did they think was going to happen after the last time you refused to fire her, anyway? Youd miraculously catch a case of the sniveling weasels?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 02, 2016, 01:23:11 am
Office/work politics can be the worst. Good luck, Roger.

Thanks.

Did not get fired. There was mayhem, there were bruised egos, there were angry accusations and I'm pretty sure at least one of us shat blood in anger, but the situation is back off the table.  For another 4 weeks or so, hopefully.

How do you see this playing out, in the long run?

All I'm thinking is that if this is about being as vindictive as possible, they might want to string this out until December.  Best time to put the boot in, just as Christmas is rolling around.  Hopefully there's an expiry date on this nonsense, but if not...

It's a race between my boss retiring and a Nasaki-level shitstorm.  18 months.

And her probation is set to end on December 16th, which is also a year to the day since I started.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 02, 2016, 01:23:55 am
Office/work politics can be the worst. Good luck, Roger.

Thanks.

Did not get fired. There was mayhem, there were bruised egos, there were angry accusations and I'm pretty sure at least one of us shat blood in anger, but the situation is back off the table.  For another 4 weeks or so, hopefully.

Glad they got hollered back in line. What did they think was going to happen after the last time you refused to fire her, anyway? Youd miraculously catch a case of the sniveling weasels?

They keep upping the intimidation levels.

But I worked with Lily for 8 years, so this is a doddle.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 02, 2016, 01:24:45 am
There is an unintended consequence of a massive vindaloo buildup that could lead to a catastrophic sewer meltdown. And Mitch McConnel ain't gonna be able to walk this one back.

OR I'LL DIE TRYING.

On the other hand, my wife, my kid, and even my dog are gone.  Big empty house.  Everything is awful and I wanna die.   :cry:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 02, 2016, 01:27:22 am
As long as they hid the skillet well enough your odds are over 30 %.


For 3rd degree burns.

Naw, but what DID happen is that I got a whole-leg cramp in my left leg that seems to have damaged muscle around my left knee and ankle.

You know that water chemistry problem I've been working on?  where it basically rains distilled water and there's no alkalinity?  well, I've been drinking that water this whole time and I seem to have washed out my electrolytes.  Took some mag and potassium, and the cramp evaporated.  But not the insanely sore muscles.  So now I'm stumping around like Igor.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Don Coyote on October 02, 2016, 02:32:24 am
As long as they hid the skillet well enough your odds are over 30 %.


For 3rd degree burns.

Naw, but what DID happen is that I got a whole-leg cramp in my left leg that seems to have damaged muscle around my left knee and ankle.

You know that water chemistry problem I've been working on?  where it basically rains distilled water and there's no alkalinity?  well, I've been drinking that water this whole time and I seem to have washed out my electrolytes.  Took some mag and potassium, and the cramp evaporated.  But not the insanely sore muscles.  So now I'm stumping around like Igor.

Wait, are you saying you've been drinking homeopathic gatorade and it wasn't helping?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 02, 2016, 02:44:42 am
Started messing around with a photo editing app. I'm finding it pretty frustrating, but making progress.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 02, 2016, 03:56:46 am
As long as they hid the skillet well enough your odds are over 30 %.


For 3rd degree burns.

Naw, but what DID happen is that I got a whole-leg cramp in my left leg that seems to have damaged muscle around my left knee and ankle.

You know that water chemistry problem I've been working on?  where it basically rains distilled water and there's no alkalinity?  well, I've been drinking that water this whole time and I seem to have washed out my electrolytes.  Took some mag and potassium, and the cramp evaporated.  But not the insanely sore muscles.  So now I'm stumping around like Igor.

Wait, are you saying you've been drinking homeopathic gatorade and it wasn't helping?

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 02, 2016, 04:32:46 am
Eee.. sorry to hear about the leg Roger!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 02, 2016, 05:05:44 pm
There's something kinda neat about looking up Greek mythology and getting ready to write my own, openly fictional, heresies on a Sunday morning.

Did you know that young Spartan boys were required to ritually sacrifice a little puppy to "Enyalius", war-god offshoot of Enyo and Ares? Enyalius was also a title for Ares, but I guess he gave it to his kid. English translation is something like "warlike". Ares' own name is more properly close to "are" meaning bane or ruin ( I think also maybe spoil under certain English definitions), perhaps as such Ares means "ruinous one" or "wrecker".

Thinking I might get a kick out of actually learning ancient Greek, both for my fictitious proclivities and to be... certified to interpret certain gospel passages.
Hmmm...
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on October 02, 2016, 05:13:17 pm
Worth noting that, according to Homer, Enyo and Eris are the same.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 02, 2016, 05:48:30 pm
Worth noting that, according to Homer, Enyo and Eris are the same.

Yup. I'm really inclined to just call Homer a fucking liar in my fictions. The character Dustrael particularly has a love for calling bullshit on "The Greats", even when he knows better FOR A FACT. Some "angels" can't lie, but he's sure not an angel anymore, and never that sort to begin with. Later in the fiction I've not decided whether or not such might prove to be largely true. Daimonion physiology as I imagine it has room for both, and Nyx a dark sense of humor indeed.

Aw fuck... I've gotta get this out, but not sure where or how yet. I've probably waited too long to share some of this stuff with you guys, but I don't necessarily want it public access.

Here's the character write ups for my main protagonist and his primary supporting character I've only shared with a couple interested Discordian friends on FB and those I storytell to.

_____
From the file:
Some of my dramatis personae

Dustrael

During the times of Noah it is said that there was an indiscretion committed by the entire chior of angels that had been made and sent to Earth to be the Watchers of Humanity after the war in Heaven, the Grigori. Dustrael was once one of them, but is no longer an angel in any meaningful sense. When the Grigori conspired, and acted as one, to explicitly disobey their instructions and begin to mate with humans and otherwise interfere with the course of events on Earth Dustrael broke his covenant to his "brothers", sworn before his commander Azazel, and informed Heaven of the plot.

Heaven was still quite a mess in the aftermath of the war, and so it took  some time for action to ultimately be taken. The System was never designed to operate understaffed, and Lucifer hadn't just taken a statistically even third of Heaven with him. He had been cherry picking for talented and influential supporters for quite some time before making his ill-fated "move". Worse, Lucifer had sabotaged the Commandment structure both by no longer being a critical functionary of it and by the various damages, such as his smashing up of the Medatron 5000 comms device-being, done before he and his forces were ultimately routed. By the time Dustrael's warning was finally heeded and acted upon the fallen Grigori's truly horrific corruptions of both the body and spirit of humanity had spread worldwide. Deluge was ultimately deemed the solution.

Dustrael doesn't talk about those days much. In fact since the flood he hasn't intelligibly spoken AT ALL... until quite recently. When his entire chior was at last rounded up and put to judgement Dustrael was made to stand before them and testify. After he was made to witness his brothers being bound until the end of time to the abyss Dustrael's OWN suprise trial, called for by God Himself through the broken remnants of the Medatron5000, began for making his traitorous oath before Azazel AND for breaking it.

"Watchers watch. Watchers don't talk." was the only clearly heard emanation from the badly damaged M5K device before the very hand of God Itself manifested and "pimp-slapped" him in the mouth. This cast him to Earth where Dustrael has since remained as an immortal, but an angel no more, and unable to speak, write, or otherwise express intelligible language, only senseless gibberish and emotion.

Then one day he met a very strange mortal who was clearly from "out of town" that could understand him. Boy did Dustrael have some tales to tell this "Wizard." The Wizard in turn had his own stories. Impossible tales from worlds beyond counting that this strange alien's culture had explored, destroyed, and rebuilt for ages beyond counting.

Earth just got interesting again.

The Wizard

An extremely young and singularly talented member of an incredibly ancient, and now irredeemably decadent, culture of intergalactic explorers that have among their many abilities the power to "port" from their own continuum to myriad worlds located in many galaxies scattered throughout the universe. The Wizard attempted successfully, if accidentally, to open one of a small set of known, though forbidden and historically inaccessible, portals that his culture refers to as the "Broken Keys". He is forced to cross the newly opened, dangerously unstable portal before he can figure out how he opened it when his "experiment" is found out and he is faced with no other option but a surely memorable and horrible death for his brash transgression against his kind's inflexible codex of survival axioms known as The Ways.

He barely survives the crossing and is totally stunned to discover that the world he has arrived on, our world, is in many ways like no others EVER experienced by his people. Firstly, there is almost no "Manium Field" here. The Manium Field is a subtle but dynamic ambient energy that his kind sense and manipulate to produce various "magical" effects, including "porting". Coming here was a one way trip as far as he can tell, but that's not the biggest problem he faces by far.

To The Wizard's initial horror the people here have seemingly tamed a form of power explicitly deemed forbidden by The Ways. This energy is known to his kind as The Dragon. We call it electricity. The reason for this prohibition is tied into their culture's extraordinary manner of record keeping. "Wizards" are made, not born, and truly the most important part of that making is the artificial soul that each recieves from the great Matrices of Being that bears and perfectly preserves the total life experiences of each previous recipient and will record their own experiences to be reviewed upon their death. The Draconic Energies are able to render these specialized souls permanently unreadable. Whole swathes of their history have tragically been lost to this mysterious anathema force,leading to the ages-long decline of their culture, and it's EVERYWHERE here.

To survive The Wizard will have to gather allies as well as learn to adapt to both an environment and ideas that his culture literally CANNOT accept. He knows that his fellow Wizards will likely wait for his soul to return to the Matrices of Being in order to examine his experiences here, but also that they just might figure out how he opened the unopenable "broken key" portal that stranded him. If they do, both they and the people here will never be the same. The Wizard cannot know when or if this might occur however. All worlds have a differing temporal constant against their own Continuum Constant chronology.  A day on this bizarre "Earth" could be for his kind a few seconds... or a few millennia, and he has no way to know what.

 One of the most important of The Ways is the axiom "All is change, nothing is impossible." To this stranded, talented neophyte nothing has ever been more true, or more truly terrible.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 03, 2016, 12:20:02 am
My wife and I are travelling to Italy for two weeks, leaving tonight!

So excited.

Have all the fun, drink all the wine, and enjoy all those beautiful Italian people!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 03, 2016, 12:22:08 am
That sounds great! It's incredible how far you've got with all this in what seems like a relatively short time.


I've spent the past week driving over 1800 miles to various places that make bumblefuck, Nowhere, look like the height of modern civilisation. Roads frequently not quite as wide as a single car, traffic direction around fucked wagons and all kinds of other nonsense means my head is utterly wrecked and I'm pretty damn happy to start Saturday night right fucking now.

What the hell are you doing out in the boonies?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 03, 2016, 01:14:14 am
Tonight, Alty and I are experiencing the unfettered Joy of Statistics. Come, join us on our fantastic journey!

https://www.gapminder.org/videos/the-joy-of-stats/
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 03, 2016, 03:19:37 am
Tonight, Alty and I are experiencing the unfettered Joy of Statistics. Come, join us on our fantastic journey!

https://www.gapminder.org/videos/the-joy-of-stats/

I'm down. Will plug in somewhere this evening and watch. After that I'm going to do a brief fictional write-up of you along the lines of how you've sometimes manifested in the largely un-written dream-snippets and stories this place has often heavily influenced. I'm trying trying to express them a little piece at a time here.

It seems that seeing you post to "The Magicians", content yet unread, gave me a fright not unlike seeing TOO MUCH fire apparently burning as you approach a favorite village. It wasn't like it was IRL you personally had posted, of course, but your... sorta avatar in my dreamscapes perhaps. And mayhap a card with "rules" on it similar to one I was similarly inspired to write up of Roger a while back.

But first, LEARNING!

ETA: I really wish more of my teachers had had cool accents and such enthusiasm of spirit. I dig him already!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on October 03, 2016, 05:37:43 am
As long as they hid the skillet well enough your odds are over 30 %.


For 3rd degree burns.

Naw, but what DID happen is that I got a whole-leg cramp in my left leg that seems to have damaged muscle around my left knee and ankle.

You know that water chemistry problem I've been working on?  where it basically rains distilled water and there's no alkalinity?  well, I've been drinking that water this whole time and I seem to have washed out my electrolytes.  Took some mag and potassium, and the cramp evaporated.  But not the insanely sore muscles.  So now I'm stumping around like Igor.

Low-Sodium V8 is my preferred way to get potassium, once I'm sick of shoving bananas into my face. The only downside is, of course, that V8 tastes like a cold salt-marsh puree.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 03, 2016, 11:55:32 am
That sounds great! It's incredible how far you've got with all this in what seems like a relatively short time.


I've spent the past week driving over 1800 miles to various places that make bumblefuck, Nowhere, look like the height of modern civilisation. Roads frequently not quite as wide as a single car, traffic direction around fucked wagons and all kinds of other nonsense means my head is utterly wrecked and I'm pretty damn happy to start Saturday night right fucking now.

What the hell are you doing out in the boonies?

Visiting clients and shouting mainly. Now writing "fuck you" letters based around it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 03, 2016, 02:50:11 pm
As long as they hid the skillet well enough your odds are over 30 %.


For 3rd degree burns.

Naw, but what DID happen is that I got a whole-leg cramp in my left leg that seems to have damaged muscle around my left knee and ankle.

You know that water chemistry problem I've been working on?  where it basically rains distilled water and there's no alkalinity?  well, I've been drinking that water this whole time and I seem to have washed out my electrolytes.  Took some mag and potassium, and the cramp evaporated.  But not the insanely sore muscles.  So now I'm stumping around like Igor.

Low-Sodium V8 is my preferred way to get potassium, once I'm sick of shoving bananas into my face. The only downside is, of course, that V8 tastes like a cold salt-marsh puree.

Potatoes have more potassium than bananas, try shoving those in your face.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 03, 2016, 03:34:43 pm
The vid on statistics was pretty great! I'm reminded of a series I found on  netflix called The Code that expands on some of the particulars touched upon, and takes a more reasonable look at ancient perspective on the subject of such than I expected. It's pretty neat, and finishing it is on my list.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 03, 2016, 06:44:01 pm
Here's the write-ups. This character has been percolating since the whole Jehovabubba thing took over my head for a while. It's changed to reflect the blending for "The Assault On Christmas" story setting, which I'm working on when I'm done with the last of The Secret Genesis. I'm going to do more "cards" too as I get a chance.



Name: Mama Nigel, Saint of Science
Lulz: 3
Reg: Science, Troll, Lifestyle
Tags: fabulous, horrible, magic
Txt: At the beginning of the Posting Phase flounce all other spags with the magic tag that are regged to the same thread as MN, SOS and then dispell all magic effects in play on the thread with a threshold less than 5. MN, SOS gains +3 lulz permanently for every spag flounced in this way. If this effect tips the balance of lulz enough to win the thread outright then after the effects of winning the thread resolve move MN, SOS to any other thread on the board that has not yet been resolved this round and that this spag could normally Reg to. If no such thread is in play on the board then instead flounce MN, SOS immediately after all other effects of winning the thread resolve if this card is still in play.

If any effect would remove this card from the game or return it to your hand from play instead place it on top of your Flounce Pile.

_____
From The OIC files, (pronounced O-ik by insiders, shhh! ;))
Office of releases code AU5-vb, Permit of Limited Disclosure-E granted


"Mama Nigel", called by some adherents of the West African tradition's American offshoots "The Orisha of Science", is in fact not an Onarian incarnation or inhabitation in strictest sense, but an anomaly nominally allied with the various animistic Onerian factions in operation under Shadow Treaty RDRR-86 Ref: *REDACTED FOR THREE LINES*

Hard information of how this being came to find corporeal form and the origin of the association with existing Onarian factions is unavailable at this time. It is known that the "alliance" is widely, if quietly, complained about due to "Mama Nigel's" demand that her adherents forswear all other Onarian-traditional supportive activities as "pointless mystical gobbledygook" and begin acquisition of a hard scientific education. That this one-sided tributary "alliance" continues, and that it's continuance is the only thing solidly known to OIC, is the only testament to the apparent power of this anomalous entity, and the only one necessary. OIC has no authority to monitor or interfere in the affairs of this being per SG Edict *REDACTED FOR TWO LINES, SEAL BLOTTED OUT*

END OF AUTHORIZED SUMMARY


I have a short vignette involving the Wizard attempting to deliver a package and being stunned to discover an INCARNA OF THE NIGEL just, like, sitting there in a lab cryo-slicing serpent brains like that's nothing unusual. Just because EVERY world has exactly one and they never, ever have been known to take up flesh, (Great One be merciful!) is no good reason to just freak out and run... he's got a contract to fulfill after all. He just wasn't expecting the Yeti....

I'll write it up properly when I place it into an actual plot arc.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on October 03, 2016, 11:40:01 pm
Petty work shit is now affecting me, and perhaps I've just been exposed to too many TGRR Mind Lazors in my lifetime, but I have come to two conclusions in the past 24 hours:

1) They're all motherfuckers.
2) They're out to get me.

I was very ill from January until about this past August. During most of that time, my work performance got more shoddy than usual. I tried my level best to ensure that people knew exactly how much work they could get out of me, once I knew what the issue was. I believe that the time I spent being less useful annoyed enough people that the gears have now turned against me.

So now they have hired a fresh young recruit, probably two years younger than me, to replace me without actually replacing me. I was hired with the intention of being mostly a tech geek (GIS, specifically) with the option to do field grunt work when the schedule demanded it. This new guy is full-time GIS, and I have been "shifted" to do more field work. I can also tell that he knows he's here to replace me, and that he feels badly about it. He's not old, bitter, or treacherous enough yet to stick his thumb in my eye.

A majority of our clients are in the boroughs of NYC, and I live on the far eastern end of Long Island. For those unaware, Long Island is named such because it is very fucking long. Normally I would spend my time in the office on Long Island, which has not been a problem. A one-way trip into NYC for me is approximately 2 hours if I leave my house at about 4 AM. But I'm a good sport and willing to put in a little overtime. I get paid for drive time and reimbursed for mileage, after all, so it's not so bad as long as I can find time in the day to, yanno, sleep.

But now I've done all last week and been scheduled for all of this week to drive into Brooklyn for brain-draining oversight jobs. Instead of hiring a body from the city to do city jobs and keep me in my initial capacity, they've put me in a position where I am spending four hours a day on the road, minimum.

Considering the cost of paying me extra hours and mileage, I offered that they could buy me a cheap motel room close to the site. The response I got was a lot more, shall we say, crisp than I had anticipated. There was a lot more in that reply than just the reply. I have been scolded for my unsatisfactory performance.

It's time to put the spit-polish on that resume. Damn shame, really.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 04, 2016, 12:41:35 am
Yeah... I'm guessing you're on a contract, union or otherwise, and they can't outright fire you, thus they troll. That or the thought of possibly paying your unemployment is undesirable.

I saw similar happen on a smaller scale to one of the few folks that got my full respect at my previous employer. She'd sustained a minor injury to her leg and been forced to work her usual, extremely standing/walking intensive, cycle of duties. Damn she was stubborn and proud enough to just keep going too, and they outright exploited this because she was about the only reason shit got done sometimes. She had a certain natural influence to her in addition to her sheer work ethic. I admired her greatly. One day I almost violated protocol all over my immediate manager's office and person when I heard him speak of her with a sort of casual distain as for a cheap tool or... I hate to say it, like an ailing slave one doesn't much believe after her overexertion resulted in the need for the hospital to pick up the tab on a surgical reconstruction, which wasn't very effective overall anyway. After, no joke, like a year of steady and very painful degeneration of the injury, pre-and post-op, she finally resigned. She seemed very cool with leaving by that point, I assume that her personal life took a turn for the better in a way that made her "occupation" unnecessary.

I have certain quiet smile I use for venal fuckwits that think they've said something funny and expect their company to laugh, lest they begin to "wonder about you". It's genuine amusement, but they never do seem to look me in the eye for long. It's instinctual in most and those that DO are rarely the subject of this sort of GRIN method, it being for venal fuckwits exclusively. I REALLY wish I'd done some covert audio recording of some of my meetings, not that I need it. Got PLENTY to work with already, and all legit as my bosses were fully aware of the recordings.

Anyway, yeah. Dude they don't care about you. If they wanna be dicks, cash in as long as it's convenient for you to do so and find a fresh spot at a better place.

For my part after I clear a paycheck from a little side job, I'm going to find a representative... my main job is going to be working with such until I too feel that all of my business with them is satisfactorily resolved.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on October 04, 2016, 01:00:43 am
Oh they could get rid of me if they really wanted to, I'm sure. But at this time I still have enough niche expertise that letting me go would be rather inconvenient for them. And I'm liked well enough on a personal level that being too cold-blooded would reflect badly on the person who pulled the trigger.

Still, I'll hit the "three years of experience" mark by the end of this winter. And that's if I don't fuck off before then.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 04, 2016, 01:35:01 am
Oh they could get rid of me if they really wanted to, I'm sure. But at this time I still have enough niche expertise that letting me go would be rather inconvenient for them. And I'm liked well enough on a personal level that being too cold-blooded would reflect badly on the person who pulled the trigger.

Still, I'll hit the "three years of experience" mark by the end of this winter. And that's if I don't fuck off before then.

Yeah... just a shame that they couldn't just treat you like an asset in temporary distress instead of being dicks and trying to brush you off, nicely or not.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 04, 2016, 02:33:25 am
Day 3 of being alone in the house.

I have scurvy.  My extremities are frozen.  I am reduced to eating rats.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Don Coyote on October 04, 2016, 03:16:28 am
Day 3 of being alone in the house.

I have scurvy.  My extremities are frozen.  I am reduced to eating rats.

That's an interesting way of spelling "lizards."
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 04, 2016, 03:21:48 am
I'm the only one in the office to my knowledge, and it suddenly smells like fart.

Office is haunted by flatulent ghosts apparently. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 04, 2016, 03:27:56 am
Oh there's a cleaning guy.  He's a fart ninja.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 04, 2016, 03:29:39 am
Day 3 of being alone in the house.

I have scurvy.  My extremities are frozen.  I am reduced to eating rats.

I was thinking over some of the loose plot ideas I had for "The Assault On Christmas" that I'm not sure I can approach properly without collaboration. I could write a short list and PM it to you if you'd like. I can't help your situation, but I can maybe give you something to chew on.

Also   :lulz: :lulz:
I really like your "alternative" historical thread!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 04, 2016, 03:34:43 am
Day 3 of being alone in the house.

I have scurvy.  My extremities are frozen.  I am reduced to eating rats.

I was thinking over some of the loose plot ideas I had for "The Assault On Christmas" that I'm not sure I can approach properly without collaboration. I could write a short list and PM it to you if you'd like. I can't help your situation, but I can maybe give you something to chew on.

Also   :lulz: :lulz:
I really like your "alternative" historical thread!

which one?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 04, 2016, 03:35:42 am
Day 3 of being alone in the house.

I have scurvy.  My extremities are frozen.  I am reduced to eating rats.

That's an interesting way of spelling "lizards."

Arizona has both.  Gigantic poisonous lizards and rats the size of guinea pigs.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 04, 2016, 03:49:44 am
Day 3 of being alone in the house.

I have scurvy.  My extremities are frozen.  I am reduced to eating rats.

I was thinking over some of the loose plot ideas I had for "The Assault On Christmas" that I'm not sure I can approach properly without collaboration. I could write a short list and PM it to you if you'd like. I can't help your situation, but I can maybe give you something to chew on.

Also   :lulz: :lulz:
I really like your "alternative" historical thread!

which one?

This one. I'm about three pages in. I sort of read piece-meal mostly as I get time to stare at my phone. I keep wanting to make screen-caps to share out.

http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=29146.0

edited because derp
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 04, 2016, 12:51:26 pm
Day 3 of being alone in the house.

I have scurvy.  My extremities are frozen.  I am reduced to eating rats.

That's an interesting way of spelling "lizards."

Arizona has both.  Gigantic poisonous lizards and rats the size of guinea pigs.

Are you sure they aren't guinea pigs?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Eater of Clowns on October 04, 2016, 01:54:15 pm
Day 3 of being alone in the house.

I have scurvy.  My extremities are frozen.  I am reduced to eating rats.

That's an interesting way of spelling "lizards."

Arizona has both.  Gigantic poisonous lizards and rats the size of guinea pigs.

Are you sure they aren't guinea pigs?

Yeah have you tasted them?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 04, 2016, 03:55:49 pm
Day 3 of being alone in the house.

I have scurvy.  My extremities are frozen.  I am reduced to eating rats.

That's an interesting way of spelling "lizards."

Arizona has both.  Gigantic poisonous lizards and rats the size of guinea pigs.

Are you sure they aren't guinea pigs?

I know a guinea pig when I bite one.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 05, 2016, 01:58:00 am
 :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on October 05, 2016, 02:12:27 pm
Wheee, been called into another official meeting on my time off.

This time, it's because I had the audacity to point out having a single person on duty and making them work 12 and 1/2 hours overnight without a break is illegal, and also putting students and staff at risk.  Which should be obvious...
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on October 05, 2016, 02:52:54 pm
Drunk and spoiling for a fight is the correct way to attend meetings on your day off.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 05, 2016, 02:54:23 pm
Drunk and spoiling for a fight is the correct way to attend meetings on your day off.

Most meetings, really.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 05, 2016, 09:37:22 pm
Alkalinity at 59 and rising.  Should have this beat by early December.

One of the guys has been drinking this shit.  Despite warnings both written and verbal, he has been boiling the water, thinking that would get rid of the lead.

 :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 05, 2016, 11:15:58 pm
Alkalinity at 59 and rising.  Should have this beat by early December.

One of the guys has been drinking this shit.  Despite warnings both written and verbal, he has been boiling the water, thinking that would get rid of the lead.

 :horrormirth:

Like... not to vapor distill? Like... like it might have amoebas or something? IIRC lead poison starts with getting unusually surly and a bit achy, then depending on frequency and amount per it could stay there or go all the way to the infamous bleeding gums and the like... that would probably take a while, but it's really up to him at this point.

Do you think it would tip him off if you asked how much he felt was necessary to boil off to make it "safe", as he figures? If he's not getting a lot of water volume return on his "treatment" he's gonna present symptoms all the faster from concentration.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 06, 2016, 03:49:38 am
http://imgur.com/BYn8rVv (http://imgur.com/BYn8rVv)

No idea where to put this.

If Trump wrote an academic article.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on October 06, 2016, 11:37:49 am
Wheee, been called into another official meeting on my time off.

This time, it's because I had the audacity to point out having a single person on duty and making them work 12 and 1/2 hours overnight without a break is illegal, and also putting students and staff at risk.  Which should be obvious...

Hahaha, oh wow.

OK, to be fair, they got me good here.  So, the meeting was not at all about that, despite, you know, the invite and everything saying it was.

No, instead, they wanted to give me a bollocking for not leaving the room I just moved out of squeaky clean.

Yes, the room they made me move out of over a weekend wasn't left perfectly.  Terribly surprising.

However, they felt this was sufficient cause to invite me, under false pretences, bring in another person without informing me, and give me a bollocking (complete with raising voice, talking to me like I'm a child and casting doubts on my professionability)...because the room needs a vaccuum and dusting.  They also felt this was so important that they had to put back a meeting which was about their breaking the law and staff and student safety.

I was too angry for much in the way of witty rejoinders.  I told them they just fucked themselves, that I am not attending any future meetings on security or helping the college in any other way, and stormed out.

I am angry though.  They're literally putting staff and child safety below the state of a room which will, at worst, take half an hour to clean.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on October 06, 2016, 12:40:52 pm
Whee, a grand total of 27 minutes to clean up.  And points should be deducted from that, since the vacuum cleaner is just that terrible.  Much awful, very deplorable.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 06, 2016, 02:02:38 pm
 :argh!: just more fuckery. I'm thinking things are more crooked than you've given them credit for. These weird brush-off tactics imply to me that someone up the chain has no interest in too much scrutiny. It just could be that you're working for petty, possibly even dangerous, crooks not really interested in the well being of the students so much as a revenue stream to hide shitty enterprise in maybe... whatever it is they're not going to play YOU straight about it for sure. If so, no amount of legit behavior on your part was ever going to gain traction through "the proper channels" to begin with.

Silly them for kicking you out of your place. They took and burned the closest thing that they had to real(if limited) leverage on you and all opportunity to know what you're up to, for no real benefit. Dumb crooks are the worst when feeling threatened though. Guess I'm just saying keep extra watch on your back man. I hope I'm mistaken.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 06, 2016, 02:37:45 pm
Whee, a grand total of 27 minutes to clean up.  And points should be deducted from that, since the vacuum cleaner is just that terrible.  Much awful, very deplorable.

Burn it all and salt the earth it stands on.

It's the only reasonable option now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 06, 2016, 03:07:03 pm
Whee, a grand total of 27 minutes to clean up.  And points should be deducted from that, since the vacuum cleaner is just that terrible.  Much awful, very deplorable.

Burn it all and salt the earth it stands on.

It's the only reasonable option now.

 :) yaas!!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on October 06, 2016, 03:10:43 pm
Started an official complaints process against the department head (raising his voice at me in the meeting was a really bad idea).

Also looking into how I can anonymously contact inspection agencies.

Also applied for yet more jobs.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 06, 2016, 03:19:27 pm
Whee, a grand total of 27 minutes to clean up.  And points should be deducted from that, since the vacuum cleaner is just that terrible.  Much awful, very deplorable.

Burn it all and salt the earth it stands on.

It's the only reasonable option now.

YOINK
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 06, 2016, 04:12:30 pm
Here's the write-ups. This character has been percolating since the whole Jehovabubba thing took over my head for a while. It's changed to reflect the blending for "The Assault On Christmas" story setting, which I'm working on when I'm done with the last of The Secret Genesis. I'm going to do more "cards" too as I get a chance.



Name: Mama Nigel, Saint of Science
Lulz: 3
Reg: Science, Troll, Lifestyle
Tags: fabulous, horrible, magic
Txt: At the beginning of the Posting Phase flounce all other spags with the magic tag that are regged to the same thread as MN, SOS and then dispell all magic effects in play on the thread with a threshold less than 5. MN, SOS gains +3 lulz permanently for every spag flounced in this way. If this effect tips the balance of lulz enough to win the thread outright then after the effects of winning the thread resolve move MN, SOS to any other thread on the board that has not yet been resolved this round and that this spag could normally Reg to. If no such thread is in play on the board then instead flounce MN, SOS immediately after all other effects of winning the thread resolve if this card is still in play.

If any effect would remove this card from the game or return it to your hand from play instead place it on top of your Flounce Pile.

_____
From The OIC files, (pronounced O-ik by insiders, shhh! ;))
Office of releases code AU5-vb, Permit of Limited Disclosure-E granted


"Mama Nigel", called by some adherents of the West African tradition's American offshoots "The Orisha of Science", is in fact not an Onarian incarnation or inhabitation in strictest sense, but an anomaly nominally allied with the various animistic Onerian factions in operation under Shadow Treaty RDRR-86 Ref: *REDACTED FOR THREE LINES*

Hard information of how this being came to find corporeal form and the origin of the association with existing Onarian factions is unavailable at this time. It is known that the "alliance" is widely, if quietly, complained about due to "Mama Nigel's" demand that her adherents forswear all other Onarian-traditional supportive activities as "pointless mystical gobbledygook" and begin acquisition of a hard scientific education. That this one-sided tributary "alliance" continues, and that it's continuance is the only thing solidly known to OIC, is the only testament to the apparent power of this anomalous entity, and the only one necessary. OIC has no authority to monitor or interfere in the affairs of this being per SG Edict *REDACTED FOR TWO LINES, SEAL BLOTTED OUT*

END OF AUTHORIZED SUMMARY


I have a short vignette involving the Wizard attempting to deliver a package and being stunned to discover an INCARNA OF THE NIGEL just, like, sitting there in a lab cryo-slicing serpent brains like that's nothing unusual. Just because EVERY world has exactly one and they never, ever have been known to take up flesh, (Great One be merciful!) is no good reason to just freak out and run... he's got a contract to fulfill after all. He just wasn't expecting the Yeti....

I'll write it up properly when I place it into an actual plot arc.

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: Nice
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 06, 2016, 04:14:23 pm
Petty work shit is now affecting me, and perhaps I've just been exposed to too many TGRR Mind Lazors in my lifetime, but I have come to two conclusions in the past 24 hours:

1) They're all motherfuckers.
2) They're out to get me.

I was very ill from January until about this past August. During most of that time, my work performance got more shoddy than usual. I tried my level best to ensure that people knew exactly how much work they could get out of me, once I knew what the issue was. I believe that the time I spent being less useful annoyed enough people that the gears have now turned against me.

So now they have hired a fresh young recruit, probably two years younger than me, to replace me without actually replacing me. I was hired with the intention of being mostly a tech geek (GIS, specifically) with the option to do field grunt work when the schedule demanded it. This new guy is full-time GIS, and I have been "shifted" to do more field work. I can also tell that he knows he's here to replace me, and that he feels badly about it. He's not old, bitter, or treacherous enough yet to stick his thumb in my eye.

A majority of our clients are in the boroughs of NYC, and I live on the far eastern end of Long Island. For those unaware, Long Island is named such because it is very fucking long. Normally I would spend my time in the office on Long Island, which has not been a problem. A one-way trip into NYC for me is approximately 2 hours if I leave my house at about 4 AM. But I'm a good sport and willing to put in a little overtime. I get paid for drive time and reimbursed for mileage, after all, so it's not so bad as long as I can find time in the day to, yanno, sleep.

But now I've done all last week and been scheduled for all of this week to drive into Brooklyn for brain-draining oversight jobs. Instead of hiring a body from the city to do city jobs and keep me in my initial capacity, they've put me in a position where I am spending four hours a day on the road, minimum.

Considering the cost of paying me extra hours and mileage, I offered that they could buy me a cheap motel room close to the site. The response I got was a lot more, shall we say, crisp than I had anticipated. There was a lot more in that reply than just the reply. I have been scolded for my unsatisfactory performance.

It's time to put the spit-polish on that resume. Damn shame, really.

Wow, that sucks. Completely. Damn.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 06, 2016, 04:18:45 pm
Started an official complaints process against the department head (raising his voice at me in the meeting was a really bad idea).

Also looking into how I can anonymously contact inspection agencies.

Also applied for yet more jobs.

Destroy them.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 06, 2016, 04:19:40 pm
So far, graduate school seems to consist entirely of too many meetings to actually get any work done.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Eater of Clowns on October 06, 2016, 04:36:45 pm
A woman used the term "microbiome" flirtatiously with me recently and you guys :fap:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 06, 2016, 04:47:08 pm
A woman used the term "microbiome" flirtatiously with me recently and you guys :fap:

I am trying to imagine a scenario in which that could be used flirtatiously, and  :eek:.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 06, 2016, 04:48:43 pm
Instead of having a lunch meeting on campus today, I am having one in Salem.

Because it is important to get as far away as possible from the site of actual research, so that you can spend the entire day IN TRANSIT between lunch and work.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 06, 2016, 06:37:36 pm
Glad you like the write-up Nigel!

Have you considered just narrowing your eyes meaningfully and casually mentioning that... serious sacrifices will certainly need to be made if these "mandatory" meetings impede The Work any further?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 06, 2016, 10:14:35 pm
DAY 6 OF BEING ALONE IN THE HOUSE:

The walls are closing in. I have befriended a lizard who lives in the front yard. He says his name is Fred. Random clattering and banging from the garage (probably the HVAC, but fuck if I'm gonna go look). I wonder out loud if people actually live like this on a regular basis. Fred says "yes". How the fuck did he get in the house? Fuck off, Fred, you're drunk. I think I have rickets.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LuciferX on October 07, 2016, 04:05:01 am
Reading is how the demons get in your eyeballs.

This is true, and it's why all books should be banned unless it's the Bible, and we really shouldn't look at that too hard, either.  Just in case.

The Bible puts THE MOST demons in your eyes tho...
That's why we must DEMONiSE it even moar!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 07, 2016, 06:58:37 am
Welp, there's on air meteorologists that are telling people they're going to die.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 07, 2016, 10:36:54 am
Well, they're not wrong.

Not exactly what you want to hear for the weather though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on October 07, 2016, 11:39:34 am
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/5xotl432SGYlOI8HoPBZ3aW95t2adyzWWoAlDc5DGXrEDz2UGd8h38Ze3wtUm8JxIUBvKTDdOcoGVLNwMWzmFH0tM3TIGB4ZO8Z9YRawHgi3i9SbNx7rndMEMgFpssyrJVG8ly-uf_iNMlhT-TKTERMVsJvOazLlBuZTnIN8u2ma9h9_7JgMttcUT_MS3d3OdqaNZJYuRmNooPeGgJcT64AQwOlriK9RS-u8Bsh_Rm4waIyvBIeR6qDc-NPxxfUNyoacJ6awPoQn8dmOJfZrV8j97nVGagq73G-_Y7a4h7o49yYD1ICH5N14c3EUwJFkKb0G52uJ3yXF-vBJeVG2IJdnLPpymXIKjhNZAJ8CZXWahXIe-Ycci_fV3Y7091d8G9Hezt_VjNYurt4WDu3vgH4xu4Vdr1wNJ80gSyJzZ7Y9yL7M4zFGj-TyX2opWgkoZeZBN06D9JX26Pb7UCYxcWYLvuj3SuZOARvg0N9ztiYTjiK8RUUXguswFfXGWyIerkeFGrTZPDKzuUjE39NlrvA3BUU9NNMAN0BGcMQFM0KHoHuRXevgxoWilRpnmKvGhG1SAKVWSsyMW0eIH28ykYnkcibu7yaT_Gj8Oz6Wt_xAYHum=w1108-h831-no)

So it turns out this little guy has cancer of the bunghole. Gutted. He's only 7  :argh!: I have a strong urge to beat the shit out of something.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 07, 2016, 02:36:13 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/5xotl432SGYlOI8HoPBZ3aW95t2adyzWWoAlDc5DGXrEDz2UGd8h38Ze3wtUm8JxIUBvKTDdOcoGVLNwMWzmFH0tM3TIGB4ZO8Z9YRawHgi3i9SbNx7rndMEMgFpssyrJVG8ly-uf_iNMlhT-TKTERMVsJvOazLlBuZTnIN8u2ma9h9_7JgMttcUT_MS3d3OdqaNZJYuRmNooPeGgJcT64AQwOlriK9RS-u8Bsh_Rm4waIyvBIeR6qDc-NPxxfUNyoacJ6awPoQn8dmOJfZrV8j97nVGagq73G-_Y7a4h7o49yYD1ICH5N14c3EUwJFkKb0G52uJ3yXF-vBJeVG2IJdnLPpymXIKjhNZAJ8CZXWahXIe-Ycci_fV3Y7091d8G9Hezt_VjNYurt4WDu3vgH4xu4Vdr1wNJ80gSyJzZ7Y9yL7M4zFGj-TyX2opWgkoZeZBN06D9JX26Pb7UCYxcWYLvuj3SuZOARvg0N9ztiYTjiK8RUUXguswFfXGWyIerkeFGrTZPDKzuUjE39NlrvA3BUU9NNMAN0BGcMQFM0KHoHuRXevgxoWilRpnmKvGhG1SAKVWSsyMW0eIH28ykYnkcibu7yaT_Gj8Oz6Wt_xAYHum=w1108-h831-no)

So it turns out this little guy has cancer of the bunghole. Gutted. He's only 7  :argh!: I have a strong urge to beat the shit out of something.

 :sad: Fuck man, I'm sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 07, 2016, 02:46:24 pm
Shit man, that's awful.

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 07, 2016, 02:50:44 pm
Reading is how the demons get in your eyeballs.

This is true, and it's why all books should be banned unless it's the Bible, and we really shouldn't look at that too hard, either.  Just in case.

The Bible puts THE MOST demons in your eyes tho...
That's why we must DEMONiSE it even moar!
Subgenii effectively got there first. Perhaps we can just find the Bible a nice retirement community somewhere. It can re-live the glory days when memes were regarded as life&death matters and the old names REALLY meant something to the average "pleb on the street", but not have to worry about forgetting to take it's pills on time and eat a proper diet instead of just burnt steak like all the fucking time.

Of course the fans will complain if the ending is "off cannon", but everybody knows it was left on a cliffhanger so the Author wouldn't get pigeon-holed too badly if the third act twist failed to land with the audience.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LuciferX on October 07, 2016, 03:19:31 pm
Reading is how the demons get in your eyeballs.

This is true, and it's why all books should be banned unless it's the Bible, and we really shouldn't look at that too hard, either.  Just in case.

The Bible puts THE MOST demons in your eyes tho...
That's why we must DEMONiSE it even moar!
Subgenii effectively got there first. Perhaps we can just find the Bible a nice retirement community somewhere. It can re-live the glory days when memes were regarded as life&death matters and the old names REALLY meant something to the average "pleb on the street", but not have to worry about forgetting to take it's pills on time and eat a proper diet instead of just burnt steak like all the fucking time.

Of course the fans will complain if the ending is "off cannon", but everybody knows it was left on a cliffhanger so the Author wouldn't get pigeon-holed too badly if the third act twist failed to land with the audience.

Oh my :lulz:

Perhaps some kind of neo-con effort to re-engage the public in a narrative that attempts to save it from irrelevancy.  We could graft some of its internal conflict on the stage of political debate, as though participation mattered.  We could take credit for the good, and misanthropically misattribute the bad.  Win-win.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 07, 2016, 03:46:05 pm
Reading is how the demons get in your eyeballs.

This is true, and it's why all books should be banned unless it's the Bible, and we really shouldn't look at that too hard, either.  Just in case.

The Bible puts THE MOST demons in your eyes tho...
That's why we must DEMONiSE it even moar!
Subgenii effectively got there first. Perhaps we can just find the Bible a nice retirement community somewhere. It can re-live the glory days when memes were regarded as life&death matters and the old names REALLY meant something to the average "pleb on the street", but not have to worry about forgetting to take it's pills on time and eat a proper diet instead of just burnt steak like all the fucking time.

Of course the fans will complain if the ending is "off cannon", but everybody knows it was left on a cliffhanger so the Author wouldn't get pigeon-holed too badly if the third act twist failed to land with the audience.

Oh my :lulz:

Perhaps some kind of neo-con effort to re-engage the public in a narrative that attempts to save it from irrelevancy.  We could graft some of its internal conflict on the stage of political debate, as though participation mattered.  We could take credit for the good, and misanthropically misattribute the bad.  Win-win.
:lulz: :fnord: :lulz:
You're sure you're using an alt-right?? Sounds to me like you're rather well acquainted with things already. It's an old game, sure, and hath infinite replay value,
but whoever would want to?

No really though, sometimes I wonder if maybe 'ol HVHY let the "war" happen to keep the kids busy while he set up an object lesson for the mouthy ones.

That or the universe is pirated shareware that won't allow freewill carnal sentience orgnisims without registration. Since the program would be infinite a hack was inevitable and greatly discouraged by causing Lightbearer.exe to glitch and seek panterminus if the universe is run long enough to develop such, or outright hacked by Root, without paying into some ridiculous, eternal "Freemium" scam.

Changes the game to think of the local creator as a rebel and 'ol Louie as a Manchurian candidate for the REAL tyrants.

I'm not usually allowed to theology. Folks get upset.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 07, 2016, 07:37:13 pm
Someone should do a Poe's law study on satire sites vs serious sites and see if the amount of scammy, spammy, and malware infested links and ads on it correlates with the intent of the author. 

In other news, right wing conspiracy theorist co-worker seems to constantly get calls from Jamaica and India telling him his Windows is compromised.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 07, 2016, 08:45:27 pm
In fairness, it probably is.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on October 07, 2016, 08:52:21 pm
Rick Perlstein once wrote a fascinating essay on the links between the American right and scams.

http://thebaffler.com/salvos/the-long-con

Quote
In 2007, I signed on to the email lists of several influential magazines on the right, among them Townhall, which operates under the auspices of evangelical Stuart Epperson’s Salem Communications; Newsmax, the organ more responsible than any other for drumming up the hysteria that culminated in the impeachment of Bill Clinton; and Human Events, one of Ronald Reagan’s favorite publications. The exercise turned out to be far more revealing than I expected. Via the battery of promotional appeals that overran my email inbox, I mainlined a right-wing id that was invisible to readers who encounter conservative opinion at face value.

Subscriber lists to ideological organs are pure gold to the third-party interests who rent them as catchments for potential customers. Who better suits a marketing strategy than a group that voluntarily organizes itself according to their most passionately shared beliefs? That’s why, for instance, the other day I (and probably you) got an advertisement by way of liberal magazine The American Prospect seeking donations to Mercy Corps, a charity that helps starving children in the Third World. But back when I was getting emails every day from Newsmax and Townhall, the come-ons were a little bit different.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 07, 2016, 10:27:26 pm
DAY 7 OF BEING ALONE IN THE HOUSE:

Bourbon supply critical.  The porters have fucked off with the microwave nasties.  Fred is telling me to shape up, take a bath, that kind of shit, but he is a lizard and shouldn't be saying anything.  I beat my laundry with a crowbar to make it flexible enough for the machine, and now my laundry is still dirty and I need a new crowbar.  The cat has shat all over everything.  But I don't own a cat. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 07, 2016, 10:32:04 pm
That entire article is great. I assume the reverse holds true as well as someone on the left must be pulling the same shit with the opposite spin.

Timeshare companies and other assorted con men would give limbs for those lists. Hell, I'd pay a great deal for them because it's basically gold. I'm sure their response rate is well over the usual 1-2%.


And will someone PLEASE send the fire brigade to Rogers. They're not needed right now but having them on standby around now seems smart.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LuciferX on October 08, 2016, 04:11:52 pm
Reading is how the demons get in your eyeballs.

This is true, and it's why all books should be banned unless it's the Bible, and we really shouldn't look at that too hard, either.  Just in case.

The Bible puts THE MOST demons in your eyes tho...
That's why we must DEMONiSE it even moar!
Subgenii effectively got there first. Perhaps we can just find the Bible a nice retirement community somewhere. It can re-live the glory days when memes were regarded as life&death matters and the old names REALLY meant something to the average "pleb on the street", but not have to worry about forgetting to take it's pills on time and eat a proper diet instead of just burnt steak like all the fucking time.

Of course the fans will complain if the ending is "off cannon", but everybody knows it was left on a cliffhanger so the Author wouldn't get pigeon-holed too badly if the third act twist failed to land with the audience.

Oh my :lulz:

Perhaps some kind of neo-con effort to re-engage the public in a narrative that attempts to save it from irrelevancy.  We could graft some of its internal conflict on the stage of political debate, as though participation mattered.  We could take credit for the good, and misanthropically misattribute the bad.  Win-win.
:lulz: :fnord: :lulz:
You're sure you're using an alt-right?? Sounds to me like you're rather well acquainted with things already. It's an old game, sure, and hath infinite replay value,
but whoever would want to?

No really though, sometimes I wonder if maybe 'ol HVHY let the "war" happen to keep the kids busy while he set up an object lesson for the mouthy ones.

That or the universe is pirated shareware that won't allow freewill carnal sentience orgnisims without registration. Since the program would be infinite a hack was inevitable and greatly discouraged by causing Lightbearer.exe to glitch and seek panterminus if the universe is run long enough to develop such, or outright hacked by Root, without paying into some ridiculous, eternal "Freemium" scam.

Changes the game to think of the local creator as a rebel and 'ol Louie as a Manchurian candidate for the REAL tyrants.

I'm not usually allowed to theology. Folks get upset.
As long as 'panterminus' remains a chose-your-own-adventure-style inversion of the hermeneutic cycle, with multiple endings instead of beginnings, then we might be alright.  Otherwise I would find myself quite lost, willing to remember what the later Participle represented in that monsterous compound of deities.  They could start as decimals, work their way up to a fraction. :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 08, 2016, 04:37:30 pm
Reading is how the demons get in your eyeballs.

This is true, and it's why all books should be banned unless it's the Bible, and we really shouldn't look at that too hard, either.  Just in case.

The Bible puts THE MOST demons in your eyes tho...
That's why we must DEMONiSE it even moar!
Subgenii effectively got there first. Perhaps we can just find the Bible a nice retirement community somewhere. It can re-live the glory days when memes were regarded as life&death matters and the old names REALLY meant something to the average "pleb on the street", but not have to worry about forgetting to take it's pills on time and eat a proper diet instead of just burnt steak like all the fucking time.

Of course the fans will complain if the ending is "off cannon", but everybody knows it was left on a cliffhanger so the Author wouldn't get pigeon-holed too badly if the third act twist failed to land with the audience.

Oh my :lulz:

Perhaps some kind of neo-con effort to re-engage the public in a narrative that attempts to save it from irrelevancy.  We could graft some of its internal conflict on the stage of political debate, as though participation mattered.  We could take credit for the good, and misanthropically misattribute the bad.  Win-win.
:lulz: :fnord: :lulz:
You're sure you're using an alt-right?? Sounds to me like you're rather well acquainted with things already. It's an old game, sure, and hath infinite replay value,
but whoever would want to?

No really though, sometimes I wonder if maybe 'ol HVHY let the "war" happen to keep the kids busy while he set up an object lesson for the mouthy ones.

That or the universe is pirated shareware that won't allow freewill carnal sentience orgnisims without registration. Since the program would be infinite a hack was inevitable and greatly discouraged by causing Lightbearer.exe to glitch and seek panterminus if the universe is run long enough to develop such, or outright hacked by Root, without paying into some ridiculous, eternal "Freemium" scam.

Changes the game to think of the local creator as a rebel and 'ol Louie as a Manchurian candidate for the REAL tyrants.

I'm not usually allowed to theology. Folks get upset.
As long as 'panterminus' remains a chose-your-own-adventure-style inversion of the hermeneutic cycle, with multiple endings instead of beginnings, then we might be alright.  Otherwise I would find myself quite lost, willing to remember what the later Participle represented in that monsterous compound of deities.  They could start as decimals, work their way up to a fraction. :lulz:

 :lulz: :lulz: Hey man what kind of scam are you trying to pull here, HUH!?  :eek:

I get exactly half of the whole prime numbers or I walk, and I'm talking real far buddy. If you come back to The Table later it's going to be double that to get me to even sit down.

I mean you can still run the scam on everyone else, but silence this heavy better be GOLDEN buster! Think I'm gonna let the whole soul economy take a bath without my unfair share in the... hey, is this thing recording??

*checks*

Oh, no I think it's not on... well anyway that's our arrangement if that's, you know,  what you want. Call "Bob" and set up the rest.

*tape runs out*
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LuciferX on October 08, 2016, 05:23:53 pm
I'll make my way up there soon, just need to finish factoring all assets :lulz:  meanwhile, I ran over some dubable tape:  Twilight Zone - I of Newton re:  decimals and fractions
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BoQ6ZC8EUQ0
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: PoFP on October 08, 2016, 11:00:31 pm
My girlfriend got into an argument with some Creationists on Facebook. Apparently the "science" they're pushing now implies that the Sun is shrinking (At a rate of 5 ft/yds/wtf ever per day), and that if the earth is as old as Evolutionists say it is (Yes, I know Evolution is a 'Life on Earth' thing, and has nothing to do with space, but tell them that.) the Earth would've been engulfed by the Sun several thousand years ago.

This was apparently based on a misinterpretation of a flawed study that demonstrated that the Sun Pulsates (Its luminous exterior gets slightly larger and smaller during its overall expansion process).

This study, of course, was refuted and corrected back in like the 80s. But hey, people with PhDs dedicated their lives to this stuff, man. It's a science.



In better news, I've been given the responsibility of "Designated Trainer" for our supported accounts. They're giving me more freedom to help out the newbz who've been here awhile as well. I pretty much get away with anything. They've even stopped keeping track of my Tardies.

It must also be noted that they've never had a "Designated Trainer" for our accounts before. I'm the first they've seen fit to grant this unofficial title. Over the next week or two, I will be developing a modular curriculum for newcomers that essentially fits into a single, well-organized OneNote Document. At this rate, I will be in a supervisor/process management position in under 6 months. After that, I'm likely to apply to some Defense Contracting companies where I'll have a cooler sounding title, but the same responsibilities and better pay than I have now.




Also, turns out some guy on another account that my company supports wanted to give the company the biggest FUCK YOU he could before leaving. And I have to say, this is probably the most effective FUCK YOU THIS IS MY LAST TWO WEEKS AND UR GONNA FEEL IT I have ever heard:

Active Directory, for those of you that don't know, is an account/folder/permissions/login management system for Microsoft compatible Enterprise software. It stores accounts and directories in Domains, which have separate permissions and accesses, and even locations. And permissions are controlled by Group membership. For example, to have email access, you must have an Active Directory Account with an assigned email address and Exchange Server configuration, and you must be a part of a Group that includes access to such exchange servers. When you log into a company computer on a Windows computer, you are usually logging in with your Active Directory account. This is where all your files and information is stored.

At the Service Desk, on many of our accounts, we have Administrative access in Active Directory. On this guy's last two weeks, he decided to write and run a Batch script that systematically went through every Active Directory login account, cleared the information and access for each account, and then deleted the account completely. The clearing of the information before deletion was to prevent restoration from backups.

This script got through about 3000 accounts (6000 people work for the company the guy supported) before they removed the permissions and stopped the script. Let's just say, the guy was likely looking at life sentences, so we haven't heard of him since. He's likely run to another country to hide.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 08, 2016, 11:37:15 pm
I'll make my way up there soon, just need to finish factoring all assets :lulz:  meanwhile, I ran over some dubable tape:  Twilight Zone - I of Newton re:  decimals and fractions
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BoQ6ZC8EUQ0

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: I've missed a lot of good stuff apparently! The changing t-shirts were just amazing, but that ending... priceless!

8) I'd have kept the loot

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 09, 2016, 07:31:49 am
DAY 8 ALONE IN THE HOUSE:

Failed spectacularly at coffee.  Not my fault, no matter what that bastard Fred says.  What does that guy know?  Lizards don't even drink coffee.  My smart phone is too smart and won't do the thing, and the Quaker Oats guy is smirking at me and judging me for all of my failures, real and perceived.  Monday is the half-way point and I feel confident and optimistic, like that George Mallory guy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 09, 2016, 07:41:14 am
Also, for the first time in years, I got totally turned around in Tucson, 10:45 PM, NO traffic, circling around 22nd, Kino, & Aviation Parkway.  I completely reversed North and South in my head and drove in circles for 15 fucking minutes, growing increasingly paranoid and wound up backing up an on-ramp.  Horrendously illegal driving can compensate for any level of incompetence.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: PoFP on October 09, 2016, 12:55:17 pm
 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 09, 2016, 03:55:34 pm
I don't see how Roger out there zoned on whatever he did to "fail" the coffee driving around Tucson IN A REAL VEHICLE NOT JUST AN UBERCHARGED "ASSISTANCE" CHAIR entirely unsupervised and certainly likely without several basic necessaries that a properly supervised Roger would certainly not be allowed to just leave without. .. FUCK!!

He could wind up anywhere, improperly coffee'd and both withdrawing AND relapsing! Fuck he could MEET PEOPLE in the middle of a FULL-ON FIT OF THE HOLIES ferfucksake!   :hm:

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: PoFP on October 09, 2016, 08:34:13 pm
After about 30 seconds of intense, psychological analysis, I've come to the conclusion that one can throw the election by spreading a screenshot of either candidate's phone in which the battery percentage is below 15%.

I don't think the American people could trust someone to run the entire country if they can't even plug in their phone at 14% charge.

I'm serious. Alt-Righters would turn on Trump overnight.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Don Coyote on October 10, 2016, 01:27:02 am
So, I found out today that a friend(?) died in a motorcycle accident last night. She's the sister of a guy who was my best friend growing up, until he got out of the Marines and turned conservitard. She was also an Army veteran, a wheeled vehicle mechanic. We ended both stationed at Lewis, but in different units. Now, I wish I had made more of an effort to spend time with her for the time were both at Lewis, even though our ideas of a good time were different. I'm not sure how to process this, or if I need to. At some point I had unfriended her from FB, probably because I can only handle so much of a certain kind of political talk, and this had to have been years ago.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 10, 2016, 04:38:24 am
I don't see how Roger out there zoned on whatever he did to "fail" the coffee driving around Tucson IN A REAL VEHICLE NOT JUST AN UBERCHARGED "ASSISTANCE" CHAIR entirely unsupervised and certainly likely without several basic necessaries that a properly supervised Roger would certainly not be allowed to just leave without. .. FUCK!!

He could wind up anywhere, improperly coffee'd and both withdrawing AND relapsing! Fuck he could MEET PEOPLE in the middle of a FULL-ON FIT OF THE HOLIES ferfucksake!   :hm:

I have been wondering for years how to make those mobility scooters explode.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 10, 2016, 03:31:58 pm
I don't see how Roger out there zoned on whatever he did to "fail" the coffee driving around Tucson IN A REAL VEHICLE NOT JUST AN UBERCHARGED "ASSISTANCE" CHAIR entirely unsupervised and certainly likely without several basic necessaries that a properly supervised Roger would certainly not be allowed to just leave without. .. FUCK!!

He could wind up anywhere, improperly coffee'd and both withdrawing AND relapsing! Fuck he could MEET PEOPLE in the middle of a FULL-ON FIT OF THE HOLIES ferfucksake!   :hm:

I have been wondering for years how to make those mobility scooters explode.

There's got to be a way. If you've got a battery charge strong enough to move 400+ pounds of human wreckage and supplies the battery's gotta be packing enough to blow at least somewhat. If you want a really big boom though you're probably going to have to mod it in felonious ways. You could take a high yield capacitor and connect the anode end to the positive terminal and ground it to the frame. Would take a bit of running to blow, at a guess, but if tightly bound enough could be close to a flashbang in effect and likely to pierce or crack the battery enough to....

Why do I think like this so readily?  :eek:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on October 10, 2016, 03:59:32 pm
I don't see how Roger out there zoned on whatever he did to "fail" the coffee driving around Tucson IN A REAL VEHICLE NOT JUST AN UBERCHARGED "ASSISTANCE" CHAIR entirely unsupervised and certainly likely without several basic necessaries that a properly supervised Roger would certainly not be allowed to just leave without. .. FUCK!!

He could wind up anywhere, improperly coffee'd and both withdrawing AND relapsing! Fuck he could MEET PEOPLE in the middle of a FULL-ON FIT OF THE HOLIES ferfucksake!   :hm:

I have been wondering for years how to make those mobility scooters explode.

There's got to be a way. If you've got a battery charge strong enough to move 400+ pounds of human wreckage and supplies the battery's gotta be packing enough to blow at least somewhat. If you want a really big boom though you're probably going to have to mod it in felonious ways. You could take a high yield capacitor and connect the anode end to the positive terminal and ground it to the frame. Would take a bit of running to blow, at a guess, but if tightly bound enough could be close to a flashbang in effect and likely to pierce or crack the battery enough to....

Why do I think like this so readily?  :eek:

What's wrong with a good old-fashioned pipe bomb?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 10, 2016, 04:41:07 pm
I don't see how Roger out there zoned on whatever he did to "fail" the coffee driving around Tucson IN A REAL VEHICLE NOT JUST AN UBERCHARGED "ASSISTANCE" CHAIR entirely unsupervised and certainly likely without several basic necessaries that a properly supervised Roger would certainly not be allowed to just leave without. .. FUCK!!

He could wind up anywhere, improperly coffee'd and both withdrawing AND relapsing! Fuck he could MEET PEOPLE in the middle of a FULL-ON FIT OF THE HOLIES ferfucksake!   :hm:

I have been wondering for years how to make those mobility scooters explode.

There's got to be a way. If you've got a battery charge strong enough to move 400+ pounds of human wreckage and supplies the battery's gotta be packing enough to blow at least somewhat. If you want a really big boom though you're probably going to have to mod it in felonious ways. You could take a high yield capacitor and connect the anode end to the positive terminal and ground it to the frame. Would take a bit of running to blow, at a guess, but if tightly bound enough could be close to a flashbang in effect and likely to pierce or crack the battery enough to....

Why do I think like this so readily?  :eek:

What's wrong with a good old-fashioned pipe bomb?

Too prosaic.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 10, 2016, 07:08:56 pm
I don't see how Roger out there zoned on whatever he did to "fail" the coffee driving around Tucson IN A REAL VEHICLE NOT JUST AN UBERCHARGED "ASSISTANCE" CHAIR entirely unsupervised and certainly likely without several basic necessaries that a properly supervised Roger would certainly not be allowed to just leave without. .. FUCK!!

He could wind up anywhere, improperly coffee'd and both withdrawing AND relapsing! Fuck he could MEET PEOPLE in the middle of a FULL-ON FIT OF THE HOLIES ferfucksake!   :hm:

I have been wondering for years how to make those mobility scooters explode.

There's got to be a way. If you've got a battery charge strong enough to move 400+ pounds of human wreckage and supplies the battery's gotta be packing enough to blow at least somewhat. If you want a really big boom though you're probably going to have to mod it in felonious ways. You could take a high yield capacitor and connect the anode end to the positive terminal and ground it to the frame. Would take a bit of running to blow, at a guess, but if tightly bound enough could be close to a flashbang in effect and likely to pierce or crack the battery enough to....

Why do I think like this so readily?  :eek:

What's wrong with a good old-fashioned pipe bomb?

Too prosaic.

This method is something best done in advance as a sort of note to one's persuer or an emergency distraction. Like you could even rig triggers that would intentionally bypass the drivetrain and put ALL the juice to a capacitor already at capacity for instant effect or let it "warm up" and make cool noises in the meantime or whatever else you may find useful.

Pipe bombs don't send a message of CARING the way a custom rigged device does. You got to put some love into it or its not worth doing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 10, 2016, 08:11:06 pm
I don't see how Roger out there zoned on whatever he did to "fail" the coffee driving around Tucson IN A REAL VEHICLE NOT JUST AN UBERCHARGED "ASSISTANCE" CHAIR entirely unsupervised and certainly likely without several basic necessaries that a properly supervised Roger would certainly not be allowed to just leave without. .. FUCK!!

He could wind up anywhere, improperly coffee'd and both withdrawing AND relapsing! Fuck he could MEET PEOPLE in the middle of a FULL-ON FIT OF THE HOLIES ferfucksake!   :hm:

I have been wondering for years how to make those mobility scooters explode.

There's got to be a way. If you've got a battery charge strong enough to move 400+ pounds of human wreckage and supplies the battery's gotta be packing enough to blow at least somewhat. If you want a really big boom though you're probably going to have to mod it in felonious ways. You could take a high yield capacitor and connect the anode end to the positive terminal and ground it to the frame. Would take a bit of running to blow, at a guess, but if tightly bound enough could be close to a flashbang in effect and likely to pierce or crack the battery enough to....

Why do I think like this so readily?  :eek:

What's wrong with a good old-fashioned pipe bomb?

Too prosaic.

This method is something best done in advance as a sort of note to one's persuer or an emergency distraction. Like you could even rig triggers that would intentionally bypass the drivetrain and put ALL the juice to a capacitor already at capacity for instant effect or let it "warm up" and make cool noises in the meantime or whatever else you may find useful.

Pipe bombs don't send a message of CARING the way a custom rigged device does. You got to put some love into it or its not worth doing.

Who among us has never dreamed of detonating the elderly?  Who among us has never been stuck behind a person on a mobility scooter in a store?  You want to make them explode, or perhaps shove them onto an ice floe.  But you cannot; the elderly are the fastest growing demographic and our corrupt government will pass any protectionist bill that AARP asks for.  You can only lock them in the attic and wait for nature to take its course.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 10, 2016, 08:55:34 pm
I don't see how Roger out there zoned on whatever he did to "fail" the coffee driving around Tucson IN A REAL VEHICLE NOT JUST AN UBERCHARGED "ASSISTANCE" CHAIR entirely unsupervised and certainly likely without several basic necessaries that a properly supervised Roger would certainly not be allowed to just leave without. .. FUCK!!

He could wind up anywhere, improperly coffee'd and both withdrawing AND relapsing! Fuck he could MEET PEOPLE in the middle of a FULL-ON FIT OF THE HOLIES ferfucksake!   :hm:

I have been wondering for years how to make those mobility scooters explode.

There's got to be a way. If you've got a battery charge strong enough to move 400+ pounds of human wreckage and supplies the battery's gotta be packing enough to blow at least somewhat. If you want a really big boom though you're probably going to have to mod it in felonious ways. You could take a high yield capacitor and connect the anode end to the positive terminal and ground it to the frame. Would take a bit of running to blow, at a guess, but if tightly bound enough could be close to a flashbang in effect and likely to pierce or crack the battery enough to....

Why do I think like this so readily?  :eek:

What's wrong with a good old-fashioned pipe bomb?

Too prosaic.

This method is something best done in advance as a sort of note to one's persuer or an emergency distraction. Like you could even rig triggers that would intentionally bypass the drivetrain and put ALL the juice to a capacitor already at capacity for instant effect or let it "warm up" and make cool noises in the meantime or whatever else you may find useful.

Pipe bombs don't send a message of CARING the way a custom rigged device does. You got to put some love into it or its not worth doing.

Who among us has never dreamed of detonating the elderly?  Who among us has never been stuck behind a person on a mobility scooter in a store?  You want to make them explode, or perhaps shove them onto an ice floe.  But you cannot; the elderly are the fastest growing demographic and our corrupt government will pass any protectionist bill that AARP asks for.  You can only lock them in the attic and wait for nature to take its course.

Tanks full of oxygen are known to make it take that course faster... I hadn't considered this in the above speculations.

That AARP issued "self preservation" conditioning is a bitch tho. I think that convincing them to blow THEMSELVES up is the way to go in the future. We just need to start sewing.. the seed now..

I GOT IT! We start with the ones supporting the televangelists first with the ALL NEW HOLY ROLLER DELUX... they'll buy anything!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on October 11, 2016, 02:55:35 am
So, after the hilarity of last week's meeting, I have been invited to another meeting this week to discuss what should have been discussed last week.

For those keeping score at home, that means every day off I've had in the past month month, bar 2, have been spent on work related bullshit (the move or meetings).

I have sent back a polite email declining, citing my previous comments, which were, I believe "I'm no longer interested in attending any meeting you put on, you lying bastards". 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 11, 2016, 05:03:39 am
DAY 10 OF BEING ALONE IN THE HOUSE:

I am posting naked.  While sitting in a leather office chair.  I am afraid to move, as I seem to have bonded with the furniture.  Fred is on the bookshelf giving me the hairy eyeball and singing Gregorian chants in his little lizard voice.  Everything is fine.  I am fine.  Ia ftang Cthulu.  I mean that in the best possible way.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 11, 2016, 11:52:29 am
DAY 10 OF BEING ALONE IN THE HOUSE:

I am posting naked.  While sitting in a leather office chair.  I am afraid to move, as I seem to have bonded with the furniture.  Fred is on the bookshelf giving me the hairy eyeball and singing Gregorian chants in his little lizard voice.  Everything is fine.  I am fine.  Ia ftang Cthulu.  I mean that in the best possible way.

There's no way this is really Roger, he would never survive 10 days alone. The chair must be posting, guys.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 11, 2016, 11:58:52 am
DAY 10 OF BEING ALONE IN THE HOUSE:

I am posting naked.  While sitting in a leather office chair.  I am afraid to move, as I seem to have bonded with the furniture.  Fred is on the bookshelf giving me the hairy eyeball and singing Gregorian chants in his little lizard voice.  Everything is fine.  I am fine.  Ia ftang Cthulu.  I mean that in the best possible way.

There's no way this is really Roger, he would never survive 10 days alone. The chair must be posting, guys.

 :fnord: What if Roger and the chair are now one? What if he wasn't sticking so much as merging? I mean why invoke Cthulhu? Where's he get the that?
 I don't trust this Fred, seems kinda dodgy. I think that "he" is a bad influence.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 11, 2016, 12:29:44 pm
DAY 10 OF BEING ALONE IN THE HOUSE:

I am posting naked.  While sitting in a leather office chair.  I am afraid to move, as I seem to have bonded with the furniture.  Fred is on the bookshelf giving me the hairy eyeball and singing Gregorian chants in his little lizard voice.  Everything is fine.  I am fine.  Ia ftang Cthulu.  I mean that in the best possible way.

There's no way this is really Roger, he would never survive 10 days alone. The chair must be posting, guys.

Naw, you don't understand, there's no way he survived past day three. This is just the chair trying to get us comfortable with the idea so it can stop pretending.

 :fnord: What if Roger and the chair are now one? What if he wasn't sticking so much as merging? I mean why invoke Cthulhu? Where's he get the that?
 I don't trust this Fred, seems kinda dodgy. I think that "he" is a bad influence.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 11, 2016, 04:07:27 pm
DAY 10 OF BEING ALONE IN THE HOUSE:

I am posting naked.  While sitting in a leather office chair.  I am afraid to move, as I seem to have bonded with the furniture.  Fred is on the bookshelf giving me the hairy eyeball and singing Gregorian chants in his little lizard voice.  Everything is fine.  I am fine.  Ia ftang Cthulu.  I mean that in the best possible way.

There's no way this is really Roger, he would never survive 10 days alone. The chair must be posting, guys.

Naw, you don't understand, there's no way he survived past day three. This is just the chair trying to get us comfortable with the idea so it can stop pretending.

 :fnord: What if Roger and the chair are now one? What if he wasn't sticking so much as merging? I mean why invoke Cthulhu? Where's he get the that?
 I don't trust this Fred, seems kinda dodgy. I think that "he" is a bad influence.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 11, 2016, 04:50:04 pm
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 11, 2016, 06:31:58 pm
DAY 11 OF BEING ALONE IN THE HOUSE:

Fred has invited his loser brothers in.  They drank all my beer while I was at work and prank-called the FBI from my home line.  I get called by agents and asked what "ssssssssssssssss...pop!" means.  I told them about the lizards.  They started making threats.  Don't fuck with me, Mr FBI man!  I'm no fool!  I pay my taxes!  I'll kick all of your ivy league asses!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Don Coyote on October 11, 2016, 06:41:17 pm
DAY 10 OF BEING ALONE IN THE HOUSE:

I am posting naked.  While sitting in a leather office chair.  I am afraid to move, as I seem to have bonded with the furniture.  Fred is on the bookshelf giving me the hairy eyeball and singing Gregorian chants in his little lizard voice.  Everything is fine.  I am fine.  Ia ftang Cthulu.  I mean that in the best possible way.

There's no way this is really Roger, he would never survive 10 days alone. The chair must be posting, guys.

 :fnord: What if Roger and the chair are now one? What if he wasn't sticking so much as merging? I mean why invoke Cthulhu? Where's he get the that?
 I don't trust this Fred, seems kinda dodgy. I think that "he" is a bad influence.

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 11, 2016, 07:10:18 pm
How many more days before you get rescued, Roger?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 11, 2016, 08:58:06 pm
How many more days before you get rescued, Roger?

Next Monday night at 10:30.   :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 11, 2016, 09:29:08 pm
How many more days before you get rescued, Roger?

Next Monday night at 10:30.   :sad:

Sweet Christmas.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on October 11, 2016, 11:29:40 pm
My laptop what gets the internets shat the bed last week, so no internet at my house anymore. 

On the bright side, I finally got an awesome new game on my desktop called Crypt of the Necrodancer.  Highly recommended, a billion/10.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 11, 2016, 11:50:04 pm
DAY 10 OF BEING ALONE IN THE HOUSE:

I am posting naked.  While sitting in a leather office chair.  I am afraid to move, as I seem to have bonded with the furniture.  Fred is on the bookshelf giving me the hairy eyeball and singing Gregorian chants in his little lizard voice.  Everything is fine.  I am fine.  Ia ftang Cthulu.  I mean that in the best possible way.

There's no way this is really Roger, he would never survive 10 days alone. The chair must be posting, guys.

 :fnord: What if Roger and the chair are now one? What if he wasn't sticking so much as merging? I mean why invoke Cthulhu? Where's he get the that?
 I don't trust this Fred, seems kinda dodgy. I think that "he" is a bad influence.

 :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 12, 2016, 11:02:28 am
 http://advancedape.com/social-network-discordianism/?ckattempt=3 (http://advancedape.com/social-network-discordianism/?ckattempt=3)

A very fine read with other articles yet to be seen.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 12, 2016, 01:23:17 pm
http://advancedape.com/social-network-discordianism/?ckattempt=3 (http://advancedape.com/social-network-discordianism/?ckattempt=3)

A very fine read with other articles yet to be seen.

Link not found.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 12, 2016, 01:27:47 pm
http://advancedape.com/social-network-discordianism/?ckattempt=3 (http://advancedape.com/social-network-discordianism/?ckattempt=3)

A very fine read with other articles yet to be seen.

Link not found.

His has some dumb shit at the end http://advancedape.com/social-network-discordianism/
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 12, 2016, 01:45:17 pm
http://advancedape.com/social-network-discordianism/?ckattempt=3 (http://advancedape.com/social-network-discordianism/?ckattempt=3)

A very fine read with other articles yet to be seen.

Link not found.

Appreciated, idiot moment.
His has some dumb shit at the end http://advancedape.com/social-network-discordianism/
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 12, 2016, 01:51:28 pm
Alright, looks like this guy may be one of us:

Quote
What all this adds up to is a large group of people who are convinced they are being rebellious by taking part in the most normal activities possible, while trying to spread their false discord by kindertrolling their own choir. And as if all of this attention seeking juvenile behavior were not obvious enough, Disco Trolls often appear to be emotionally damaged and self-esteem deficient individuals who use blatant hyperbolized sexuality to booster their frail egos. Sharing nudes with strangers online is not edgy sexuality, it is a desperate plea to get attention with the least amount of effort

Who's on the outreach committee nowadays? Trix?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 12, 2016, 03:27:32 pm
So, after the hilarity of last week's meeting, I have been invited to another meeting this week to discuss what should have been discussed last week.

For those keeping score at home, that means every day off I've had in the past month month, bar 2, have been spent on work related bullshit (the move or meetings).

I have sent back a polite email declining, citing my previous comments, which were, I believe "I'm no longer interested in attending any meeting you put on, you lying bastards".

How are they not getting  this? Also, how are they under the impression that scheduling meetings on your day off is OK?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 12, 2016, 03:29:39 pm
Alright, looks like this guy may be one of us:

Quote
What all this adds up to is a large group of people who are convinced they are being rebellious by taking part in the most normal activities possible, while trying to spread their false discord by kindertrolling their own choir. And as if all of this attention seeking juvenile behavior were not obvious enough, Disco Trolls often appear to be emotionally damaged and self-esteem deficient individuals who use blatant hyperbolized sexuality to booster their frail egos. Sharing nudes with strangers online is not edgy sexuality, it is a desperate plea to get attention with the least amount of effort

Who's on the outreach committee nowadays? Trix?

He definitely is on the right (ie. not stupid) track.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 12, 2016, 04:37:30 pm
http://advancedape.com/social-network-discordianism/?ckattempt=3 (http://advancedape.com/social-network-discordianism/?ckattempt=3)

A very fine read with other articles yet to be seen.

Link not found.

His has some dumb shit at the end http://advancedape.com/social-network-discordianism/

Yeah.. the first time I tried to post the thing to FB the link I copypasta'd in didn't function.

Article also probably shouldn't have added that last paragraph too, as it turns out, which was my first impression of what you meant.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: trix on October 12, 2016, 05:49:26 pm
Alright, looks like this guy may be one of us:

Quote
What all this adds up to is a large group of people who are convinced they are being rebellious by taking part in the most normal activities possible, while trying to spread their false discord by kindertrolling their own choir. And as if all of this attention seeking juvenile behavior were not obvious enough, Disco Trolls often appear to be emotionally damaged and self-esteem deficient individuals who use blatant hyperbolized sexuality to booster their frail egos. Sharing nudes with strangers online is not edgy sexuality, it is a desperate plea to get attention with the least amount of effort

Who's on the outreach committee nowadays? Trix?

Where is the quote from?

We have an outreach committee?  I'm on it?

Well, I love committees so yeah sign me up.  Sitting around wasting time pretending to make decisions?  RIGHT UP MY ALLY!

EDIT:  Found the post you were replying to.  My mistake.

That article is interesting.  I agree the guy needs to meet the HATE RANT Discordians.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 12, 2016, 06:45:29 pm
I find myself thoroughly agreeing with about 3/4s of all of his articles, and choking to death on rest. Which, I suppose, is one of the prerequisites of being a proper Hate Ranter.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 12, 2016, 07:25:09 pm
A little something I cobbled together earlier this morning. Working on more.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on October 12, 2016, 08:40:06 pm
So, after the hilarity of last week's meeting, I have been invited to another meeting this week to discuss what should have been discussed last week.

For those keeping score at home, that means every day off I've had in the past month month, bar 2, have been spent on work related bullshit (the move or meetings).

I have sent back a polite email declining, citing my previous comments, which were, I believe "I'm no longer interested in attending any meeting you put on, you lying bastards".

How are they not getting  this? Also, how are they under the impression that scheduling meetings on your day off is OK?

Because they can pretend not to get it, and then they can go back to cutting corners while making ridiculous amounts of money ripping their students off.  After all, it will only actually matter in the event someone does get hurt due to their stupidity, and when the emails prove they knew it was a problem.  Until then, who cares?

They probably got the impression from the same person who told them it was OK to schedule mandatory all-day training sessions after all night shifts.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 12, 2016, 09:36:17 pm
Alright, looks like this guy may be one of us:

Quote
What all this adds up to is a large group of people who are convinced they are being rebellious by taking part in the most normal activities possible, while trying to spread their false discord by kindertrolling their own choir. And as if all of this attention seeking juvenile behavior were not obvious enough, Disco Trolls often appear to be emotionally damaged and self-esteem deficient individuals who use blatant hyperbolized sexuality to booster their frail egos. Sharing nudes with strangers online is not edgy sexuality, it is a desperate plea to get attention with the least amount of effort

Who's on the outreach committee nowadays? Trix?

Where is the quote from?

We have an outreach committee?  I'm on it?

Well, I love committees so yeah sign me up.  Sitting around wasting time pretending to make decisions?  RIGHT UP MY ALLY!

EDIT:  Found the post you were replying to.  My mistake.

That article is interesting.  I agree the guy needs to meet the HATE RANT Discordians.

It's a "touched it last" kind of deal. It's you until you convince someone else it's them.

And you've got form for this kind of thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 14, 2016, 07:54:50 pm
DAY 14 OF BEING ALONE IN THE HOUSE:

Lizard blood everywhere.  So much blood.  Fred and the other surviving lizards have holed up in the garage, and have repelled any attempts to dislodge them.  Fred has also hollered that he's calling the Hague about my "weapons of mass destruction" just because I did the bleach-ammonia trick to clear the little fuckers out of the guest bathroom.  I am considering using a breaching charge from the living room into the garage to flank them, but Jenn might be upset.  Needs more thinking about.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 14, 2016, 10:50:35 pm
Hey, you know what's better than a great bigass bear on the mountain?

A mated pair of bigass bears on the mountain.  :banana:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 14, 2016, 11:20:43 pm
Hey, you know what's better than a great bigass bear on the mountain?

A mated pair of bigass bears on the mountain.  :banana:

The Holy Man class gets attack bears now. I have a barely formed "Final Fantasy" like rpg video game in my head from since the Jehovabubba incident and the Holy Man gets attack fauna under a power called Holy. Thinking angry weasels, supply pigeons, and now attack bears.

I'm trying to flesh out the basic rules from the card game in my head right now though. I'm most of the way through a play description and hope to have it roughed out to post before I flesh out more cards so it won't be without context.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 14, 2016, 11:41:50 pm
Hey, you know what's better than a great bigass bear on the mountain?

A mated pair of bigass bears on the mountain.  :banana:

The Holy Man class gets attack bears now. I have a barely formed "Final Fantasy" like rpg video game in my head from since the Jehovabubba incident and the Holy Man gets attack fauna under a power called Holy. Thinking angry weasels, supply pigeons, and now attack bears.

I'm trying to flesh out the basic rules from the card game in my head right now though. I'm most of the way through a play description and hope to have it roughed out to post before I flesh out more cards so it won't be without context.

All I'm saying is, nobody better make fun of my hair.

https://bible.org/seriespage/4-elisha-and-two-bears-2-kings-223-25
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 15, 2016, 12:14:18 am
 :lulz: People are trying to get pet pigs allowed within Chicago city limits.  I hope people appreciate just how fecking big even small breeds of pigs get.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 15, 2016, 12:46:35 am
Hey, you know what's better than a great bigass bear on the mountain?

A mated pair of bigass bears on the mountain.  :banana:

The Holy Man class gets attack bears now. I have a barely formed "Final Fantasy" like rpg video game in my head from since the Jehovabubba incident and the Holy Man gets attack fauna under a power called Holy. Thinking angry weasels, supply pigeons, and now attack bears.

I'm trying to flesh out the basic rules from the card game in my head right now though. I'm most of the way through a play description and hope to have it roughed out to post before I flesh out more cards so it won't be without context.

All I'm saying is, nobody better make fun of my hair.

https://bible.org/seriespage/4-elisha-and-two-bears-2-kings-223-25

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We must remember, however, that the Word of God, which is alive and active, is also the mighty channel the Spirit of God uses to bring men out of darkness... yadayadayada

After this point it's all Jesusprop, but here's an essential point as I see it. The Holy Fear is a sacred state and dispensation to dispense The Fear a major "perk" of the whole Holy Man gig. There was a time when the rest of nature was a sufficient means to this vital end. It kept humans healthy and REASONABLE to never know when 1200 lbs of fuzzy deathbeast could become a thing at any given time.

But once things got all "civil" the need for supplemental Holy dispensation became evident, thus the Holy Man was set apart to be a reminder to folks of what they had to look forward to going back to if they fuck up, which they always do without healthy dosages of The Fear.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 15, 2016, 12:50:31 am
:lulz: People are trying to get pet pigs allowed within Chicago city limits.  I hope people appreciate just how fecking big even small breeds of pigs get.

I feel they have not thought this all the way through.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 15, 2016, 01:01:44 am
Hey, you know what's better than a great bigass bear on the mountain?

A mated pair of bigass bears on the mountain.  :banana:

The Holy Man class gets attack bears now. I have a barely formed "Final Fantasy" like rpg video game in my head from since the Jehovabubba incident and the Holy Man gets attack fauna under a power called Holy. Thinking angry weasels, supply pigeons, and now attack bears.

I'm trying to flesh out the basic rules from the card game in my head right now though. I'm most of the way through a play description and hope to have it roughed out to post before I flesh out more cards so it won't be without context.

All I'm saying is, nobody better make fun of my hair.

https://bible.org/seriespage/4-elisha-and-two-bears-2-kings-223-25

Quote
We must remember, however, that the Word of God, which is alive and active, is also the mighty channel the Spirit of God uses to bring men out of darkness... yadayadayada

After this point it's all Jesusprop, but here's an essential point as I see it. The Holy Fear is a sacred state and dispensation to dispense The Fear a major "perk" of the whole Holy Man gig. There was a time when the rest of nature was a sufficient means to this vital end. It kept humans healthy and REASONABLE to never know when 1200 lbs of fuzzy deathbeast could become a thing at any given time.

But once things got all "civil" the need for supplemental Holy dispensation became evident, thus the Holy Man was set apart to be a reminder to folks of what they had to look forward to going back to if they fuck up, which they always do without healthy dosages of The Fear.

This is why I, as your Holy Man™, have decided to go back to fundamentals.  By which I mean bears.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 15, 2016, 01:14:44 am
Hey, you know what's better than a great bigass bear on the mountain?

A mated pair of bigass bears on the mountain.  :banana:

The Holy Man class gets attack bears now. I have a barely formed "Final Fantasy" like rpg video game in my head from since the Jehovabubba incident and the Holy Man gets attack fauna under a power called Holy. Thinking angry weasels, supply pigeons, and now attack bears.

I'm trying to flesh out the basic rules from the card game in my head right now though. I'm most of the way through a play description and hope to have it roughed out to post before I flesh out more cards so it won't be without context.

All I'm saying is, nobody better make fun of my hair.

https://bible.org/seriespage/4-elisha-and-two-bears-2-kings-223-25

Quote
We must remember, however, that the Word of God, which is alive and active, is also the mighty channel the Spirit of God uses to bring men out of darkness... yadayadayada

After this point it's all Jesusprop, but here's an essential point as I see it. The Holy Fear is a sacred state and dispensation to dispense The Fear a major "perk" of the whole Holy Man gig. There was a time when the rest of nature was a sufficient means to this vital end. It kept humans healthy and REASONABLE to never know when 1200 lbs of fuzzy deathbeast could become a thing at any given time.

But once things got all "civil" the need for supplemental Holy dispensation became evident, thus the Holy Man was set apart to be a reminder to folks of what they had to look forward to going back to if they fuck up, which they always do without healthy dosages of The Fear.

This is why I, as your Holy Man™, have decided to go back to fundamentals.  By which I mean bears.

 :baby:
That moment when you think your joke is funny and your Holy Man decided to get all "fundamental" about shit.  :eek:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Don Coyote on October 15, 2016, 03:51:20 pm
Hey, you know what's better than a great bigass bear on the mountain?

A mated pair of bigass bears on the mountain.  :banana:

The Holy Man class gets attack bears now. I have a barely formed "Final Fantasy" like rpg video game in my head from since the Jehovabubba incident and the Holy Man gets attack fauna under a power called Holy. Thinking angry weasels, supply pigeons, and now attack bears.

I'm trying to flesh out the basic rules from the card game in my head right now though. I'm most of the way through a play description and hope to have it roughed out to post before I flesh out more cards so it won't be without context.

All I'm saying is, nobody better make fun of my hair.

https://bible.org/seriespage/4-elisha-and-two-bears-2-kings-223-25

Quote
We must remember, however, that the Word of God, which is alive and active, is also the mighty channel the Spirit of God uses to bring men out of darkness... yadayadayada

After this point it's all Jesusprop, but here's an essential point as I see it. The Holy Fear is a sacred state and dispensation to dispense The Fear a major "perk" of the whole Holy Man gig. There was a time when the rest of nature was a sufficient means to this vital end. It kept humans healthy and REASONABLE to never know when 1200 lbs of fuzzy deathbeast could become a thing at any given time.

But once things got all "civil" the need for supplemental Holy dispensation became evident, thus the Holy Man was set apart to be a reminder to folks of what they had to look forward to going back to if they fuck up, which they always do without healthy dosages of The Fear.

This is why I, as your Holy Man™, have decided to go back to fundamentals.  By which I mean bears.

I think you mean....nope not going to do it....I must resist the pun....
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on October 15, 2016, 04:13:15 pm
:lulz: People are trying to get pet pigs allowed within Chicago city limits.  I hope people appreciate just how fecking big even small breeds of pigs get.

I feel they have not thought this all the way through.

It's certainly going to add a new element of terror to Chicago's burgeoning gang warfare.  Just wait until actual pigs are getting shot.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 15, 2016, 05:59:31 pm
:lulz: People are trying to get pet pigs allowed within Chicago city limits.  I hope people appreciate just how fecking big even small breeds of pigs get.

I feel they have not thought this all the way through.

It's certainly going to add a new element of terror to Chicago's burgeoning gang warfare.  Just wait until actual pigs are getting shot.

 :lulz: It's going to create a whole new dynamic.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on October 15, 2016, 08:48:09 pm
So my cousin, who used to live in Phoenix but now lives in Texas somewhere, is a die-hard Trump suppporter. 

I actually like him, but everything of his that pops up in my fb feed is pro-Trump bullshit.  I don't know whether, at this point, to cut all ties with him (because the shit he posts is truly grotesque) or keep trying to bash him around the head with logic. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: MithridatesXXIII on October 16, 2016, 06:43:59 am
Freeky, have you tried pathos or ethos?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 16, 2016, 09:54:31 am
So my cousin, who used to live in Phoenix but now lives in Texas somewhere, is a die-hard Trump suppporter. 

I actually like him, but everything of his that pops up in my fb feed is pro-Trump bullshit.  I don't know whether, at this point, to cut all ties with him (because the shit he posts is truly grotesque) or keep trying to bash him around the head with logic.

Try after the election, when he can justify changing his mind because Trump's a loser1.

If he could listen to logic right now, he wouldn't be voting for Trump.




1 Seriously, Trump now brings to mind the image of a suicide bomber whose bomb vest just won't blow the fuck up.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on October 16, 2016, 05:01:01 pm
Freeky, have you tried pathos or ethos?

Both.

It doesn't matter, I finally blocked him.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: MithridatesXXIII on October 16, 2016, 11:23:59 pm
Freeky, have you tried pathos or ethos?

Both.

It doesn't matter, I finally blocked him.

I feel for you. I actually have a cousin in Jersey who's a Trump supporter, but after a lot of peer pressure from the family he claims he won't vote for him. Unfortunately that doesn't stop him from posting alt-right memes and red pill type shit. Hopefully he doesn't actually plan to vote for Trump in secret while he silently regards us as cucks lol.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Freeky on October 16, 2016, 11:45:23 pm
Yeah, shit like that sucks.


In other news, I found a font that is dicks.  Seriously.  http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=112&psize=s&l[]=10&l[]=1 Should be second one down, it's called "semi."
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 17, 2016, 02:39:11 am
Survived family gathering with the racist uncle. Nobody called the cops, even!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 17, 2016, 04:36:12 am
I have been in the lab too many days in a row.

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 17, 2016, 04:48:20 am
DAY 15 ALONE IN THE HOUSE: 

Room is spinning.  Fred and his cousins are wearing grass skirts while they do their dance for me.  "Where did you hide the axe," Fred croons at me, "And how do you expect to get your mail delivered from now on?"  I laugh and laugh until I can't stop screaming.  Fred smiles his little lizard smile, his feet making tacky sucking noises from the congealed, rust-colored fluid puddled on the coffee table.  I would try to get up off the floor if there were any point to it.  I think I have guinea worms.  Or that Thai takeout was probably a little older than I thought.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 17, 2016, 04:07:46 pm
So, teaching college students is "fun" and "rewarding" in some ways that deserve to be airquoted, but it also introduces a whole level of WTFery. I have six students who just never turned in their homework, but they keep coming to lab. There are no participation points and the only things they're graded on are the weekly quizzes and lab reports. Why do they show up when they have apparently ALREADY committed to failing the class? It's a mystery.

Then there are the ones who apparently think that not knowing how to do something is sufficient reason to not have to learn to do it. These students apparently mistook the university for summer camp, because they don't seem to grasp that the point of paying $1200 for the class is to learn stuff they don't already know, like how to follow directions on a protocol and properly format a lab report, so as to ultimately be able to get and keep a job.

These, beyond a doubt, are the students who will, ten years from now, complain that college isn't worth it because they couldn't get a job in their field.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 17, 2016, 04:21:15 pm
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Why do they show up when they have apparently ALREADY committed to failing the class? It's a mystery.

Please inform them of this in your usual delicate way. Please also ensure someone is nearby with a camera to capture the reactions. I'm guessing a mix of anger and denial depending on how smart they are.

I'm starting to understand why your colleges are talked about as adult daycare though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on October 18, 2016, 03:07:57 am
I did pretty much the opposite.  I never showed up to class, but spent all my time in the library or using the online resources, and got everything handed in.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 18, 2016, 04:42:26 am
Quote
Why do they show up when they have apparently ALREADY committed to failing the class? It's a mystery.

Please inform them of this in your usual delicate way. Please also ensure someone is nearby with a camera to capture the reactions. I'm guessing a mix of anger and denial depending on how smart they are.

I'm starting to understand why your colleges are talked about as adult daycare though.

These people are supposed to want to be SCIENTISTS.

There are maybe ten of them out of 40-ish students who, from what I've seen so far, could potentially be scientists. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be super smart, and being super smart won't help you if you don't have the two qualities that DO make a good scientist; one is being observant to detail, and the other is being able to FOLLOW FUCKING DIRECTIONS. This weekend I fucking did a three-day assay that is super-sensitive and requires following about 40 steps to the absolute fucking letter, down to the second, with microliter-level precision. I barely know what the fuck I'm doing but I can fucking read and FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. Most of my students, apparently, cannot.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 18, 2016, 04:43:18 am
OH WAIT IT WAS NANOLITER PRECISION. BECAUSE SHIT MATTERS.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 18, 2016, 04:44:22 am
I did pretty much the opposite.  I never showed up to class, but spent all my time in the library or using the online resources, and got everything handed in.

That is a completely viable strategy, because it involves LEARNING THE MATERIAL and FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSIGNMENTS. It doesn't work that well in a lab section, but for lecture? Sure!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 18, 2016, 04:45:01 am
Also, week 4 of grad school: FUCK THIS.

I am in a baaaad mood today.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 18, 2016, 04:50:14 am
My students were supposed to insert a graph into their lab report, which is to be submitted as a PDF. A solid dozen of them just sent me the Excel file because apparently they couldn't figure out how to copy and paste the graph. NOPE, ASSHOLES. FUCK THAT.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 18, 2016, 06:03:07 am
OH WAIT IT WAS NANOLITER PRECISION. BECAUSE SHIT MATTERS.

Nanoliter precision is the reason why I went engineering and not science.

Threaten them with engineering maybe?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on October 18, 2016, 06:12:31 am
Also, week 4 of grad school: FUCK THIS.

I am in a baaaad mood today.

My students were fucking shitheads, so I feel your pain. Except for like, 3 of them that actually wanted to do work. The rest were in it for the gen ed credit, and certainly liked crying to me when they got a D on their Crappy McCrapface  "I wrote this at 2am" paper. Painful.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Faust on October 18, 2016, 08:34:57 am
My students were supposed to insert a graph into their lab report, which is to be submitted as a PDF. A solid dozen of them just sent me the Excel file because apparently they couldn't figure out how to copy and paste the graph. NOPE, ASSHOLES. FUCK THAT.
They can even save it as a pdf from excel, that's just lazy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 18, 2016, 11:46:39 am
Finally got temp work digging mud from flooding for a couple days. My only comfort will be in knowing that I'm not obliged to make any of the other folks around me into functional adults capable of the academia. Hang in there Nigel!

Today my job is simply to smile and lift. First "legit" work I've taken since my shit went all to shit. This is a bigger thing for me that it might seem. My health has improved notably, and I look forward to a day of simple exertion and no undue BS.

Roger... E.L.Fred is not your friend.  :fnord:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 18, 2016, 03:58:37 pm
OH WAIT IT WAS NANOLITER PRECISION. BECAUSE SHIT MATTERS.

Nanoliter precision is the reason why I went engineering and not science.

Threaten them with engineering maybe?

I cannot imagine most of them surviving even one engineering class.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 18, 2016, 04:00:11 pm
Also, week 4 of grad school: FUCK THIS.

I am in a baaaad mood today.

My students were fucking shitheads, so I feel your pain. Except for like, 3 of them that actually wanted to do work. The rest were in it for the gen ed credit, and certainly liked crying to me when they got a D on their Crappy McCrapface  "I wrote this at 2am" paper. Painful.

I had someone email me their homework and ask me to look it over and help them with question one before the submit it. Yes, they literally asked me to do their homework for them.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 18, 2016, 04:02:05 pm
My students were supposed to insert a graph into their lab report, which is to be submitted as a PDF. A solid dozen of them just sent me the Excel file because apparently they couldn't figure out how to copy and paste the graph. NOPE, ASSHOLES. FUCK THAT.
They can even save it as a pdf from excel, that's just lazy.

Yep. And one did, and that's all she sent me, without the entire rest of the write-up. How hard is it for these people to grasp that they need to submit an ENTIRE lab report? INCLUDING the graphs and tables INSIDE the lab report?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Faust on October 18, 2016, 04:21:57 pm
Haha, I can certainly confirm that this is experimental test data, no conclusions drawn from it or even a body to explain what it is but it is certainly numbers on a page.

We had a great lecturer for getting us out of bad habits for exercises and lab reports. She has a binary marking scheme: its right or its wrong based on a clear set of rules she gave at the start. When most of the class failed the first assessments a dawning realisation that effort is required helped build a standard that carried through the following years.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 18, 2016, 05:13:15 pm
Haha, I can certainly confirm that this is experimental test data, no conclusions drawn from it or even a body to explain what it is but it is certainly numbers on a page.

We had a great lecturer for getting us out of bad habits for exercises and lab reports. She has a binary marking scheme: its right or its wrong based on a clear set of rules she gave at the start. When most of the class failed the first assessments a dawning realisation that effort is required helped build a standard that carried through the following years.

I'm hoping this will have a similar effect on those who don't decide that "biology is too hard" because it requires reading and following directions.

They literally get a step-by-step template with explicit questions to answer, and directions for inserting their graph into it. Why they refuse to use it, I have no idea.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on October 18, 2016, 05:45:57 pm
Hi, I'm back!

Or should I say, "ciao"!

Anyway, it was awesome, breathtaking, tasty, exhausting.  Those of you on FB saw the pics.

So, MARK ALL READ, or what?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 18, 2016, 06:04:27 pm
Hi, I'm back!

Or should I say, "ciao"!

Anyway, it was awesome, breathtaking, tasty, exhausting.  Those of you on FB saw the pics.

So, MARK ALL READ, or what?

Always?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on October 18, 2016, 06:17:14 pm
SHIT


FUCK



DAMN
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: MithridatesXXIII on October 18, 2016, 06:28:46 pm
Is there a FB group for PD or have you just added each other as friends?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on October 18, 2016, 06:43:11 pm
Friends.  Some of us have known each other here for more than a decade.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: MithridatesXXIII on October 18, 2016, 06:54:45 pm
Friends.  Some of us have known each other here for more than a decade.

That seems rare in this day and age. Do you think of one another as Discordians in your friendships? I know one person IRL who identifies as one, but he works 2 jobs and goes to school somehow so that doesn't really leave a lot of time for communication.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Faust on October 18, 2016, 07:30:09 pm
Just to let you know, if you're an undercover agent looking to bust a discordian cult: The actual discordians cleared out years ago, we're whats left and we're ALL agents.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on October 18, 2016, 07:34:32 pm
There's only one real poster, and the rest of us are merely sockpuppet accounts.

The real poster, of course, is A Klokwerk Kaos.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: MithridatesXXIII on October 18, 2016, 07:35:38 pm
Just to let you know, if you're an undercover agent looking to bust a discordian cult: The actual discordians cleared out years ago, we're whats left and we're ALL agents.

I'm deep cover. People usually stop asking questions after they see the Discordian tattoos.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 19, 2016, 12:19:43 am
Guys, I think most people here are older than the high five.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 19, 2016, 12:40:30 am
Guys, I think most people here are older than the high five.
:eek: Wait, when was the high five?!
Asking for a friend...



Welcome back LMNO! Glad that your journey was safe, and fabulous all around of course!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 19, 2016, 12:45:31 am
Guys, I think most people here are older than the high five.
:eek: Wait, when was the high five?!
Asking for a friend...



Welcome back LMNO! Glad that your journey was safe, and fabulous all around of course!

1977. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 19, 2016, 01:16:07 am
Guys, I think most people here are older than the high five.
:eek: Wait, when was the high five?!
Asking for a friend...



Welcome back LMNO! Glad that your journey was safe, and fabulous all around of course!

1977.

Hm... that would explain why I have no idea who invented it, but not getting much media exposure also basically meant for all I know that could have been invented in 1992 or something.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 19, 2016, 01:35:40 am
Guys, I think most people here are older than the high five.
:eek: Wait, when was the high five?!
Asking for a friend...



Welcome back LMNO! Glad that your journey was safe, and fabulous all around of course!

1977.

Hm... that would explain why I have no idea who invented it, but not getting much media exposure also basically meant for all I know that could have been invented in 1992 or something.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Burke (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Burke)
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 19, 2016, 01:45:31 am
Guys, I think most people here are older than the high five.
:eek: Wait, when was the high five?!
Asking for a friend...



Welcome back LMNO! Glad that your journey was safe, and fabulous all around of course!

1977.

Hm... that would explain why I have no idea who invented it, but not getting much media exposure also basically meant for all I know that could have been invented in 1992 or something.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Burke (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Burke)
:lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

That was excellent! I had no idea. I'm very likely to encourage "The 5" to as many Fundamentalist kids as I can. Side note... 523 career at bats. This guy should be sainted. Not like the ironic "Discordian Saints", but like a real cultural icon that the Eris just may have favored, after Her fashion.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Emo Howard on October 19, 2016, 04:43:55 am
I had no idea the high five was a gay thing.

Of course, now I have to find malicious ways to use this information.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 19, 2016, 05:32:22 am
Hi, I'm back!

Or should I say, "ciao"!

Anyway, it was awesome, breathtaking, tasty, exhausting.  Those of you on FB saw the pics.

So, MARK ALL READ, or what?

Howdy, world traveler!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 19, 2016, 05:34:35 am
Just to let you know, if you're an undercover agent looking to bust a discordian cult: The actual discordians cleared out years ago, we're whats left and we're ALL agents.

It gets lonely, out here in the trenches.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 19, 2016, 05:41:33 am
Friends.  Some of us have known each other here for more than a decade.

That seems rare in this day and age. Do you think of one another as Discordians in your friendships? I know one person IRL who identifies as one, but he works 2 jobs and goes to school somehow so that doesn't really leave a lot of time for communication.

In all seriousness, though, I met my partner here. In like 2009 or something. We identify as Discordians and are raising our children as Discordians.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 19, 2016, 05:44:05 am
Guys, I think most people here are older than the high five.
:eek: Wait, when was the high five?!
Asking for a friend...



Welcome back LMNO! Glad that your journey was safe, and fabulous all around of course!

1977.

Hm... that would explain why I have no idea who invented it, but not getting much media exposure also basically meant for all I know that could have been invented in 1992 or something.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Burke (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Burke)

I had no idea!

(http://home.cogeco.ca/~lsokoloski1/TheMoreYouKNow.PNG)
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on October 19, 2016, 01:39:52 pm
That is excellent information.  This must be spread.  Knowledge wants to be free (and fabulous).
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on October 19, 2016, 05:18:11 pm
"High fives part of gay conspiracy, secret way to spread AIDS."  That's how it will spread, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 19, 2016, 07:18:56 pm
For the first time in 5 years, I have my whole family together again.  :banana:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 19, 2016, 07:19:35 pm
Friends.  Some of us have known each other here for more than a decade.

14 years.  Let that sink in a little.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 19, 2016, 07:33:20 pm
Oh boy! I really needed to feel like my left hand is completely detached today! Thanks brain!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on October 19, 2016, 08:01:12 pm
For the first time in 5 years, I have my whole family together again.  :banana:

YAAAAY!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 19, 2016, 08:01:50 pm
For the first time in 5 years, I have my whole family together again.  :banana:

YAAAAY!

Yeah, it was 5 years ago that Ian went into the marines, if you can believe it
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on October 19, 2016, 08:02:33 pm
Oh, lord.  Does he need to go to the VFW hall for the talk, or is he all good?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 19, 2016, 08:03:04 pm
Oh, lord.  Does he need to go to the VFW hall for the talk, or is he all good?

He's fine.  He's already forgotten he was ever in, and he only got home last night.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on October 19, 2016, 08:07:12 pm
That's as good an ending as could be hoped for.  Glad you're all together.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 19, 2016, 08:08:49 pm
For the first time in 5 years, I have my whole family together again.  :banana:

Excellent work that two legged Komodo.

Why don't you offer to show them what you've learned in the kitchen over the past few weeks?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 19, 2016, 08:10:23 pm
For the first time in 5 years, I have my whole family together again.  :banana:

Excellent work that two legged Komodo.

Why don't you offer to show them what you've learned in the kitchen over the past few weeks?

Because Jenn would frown.  She might look exasperated.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 19, 2016, 08:15:42 pm
For the first time in 5 years, I have my whole family together again.  :banana:

Excellent work that two legged Komodo.

Why don't you offer to show them what you've learned in the kitchen over the past few weeks?

Because Jenn would frown.  She might look exasperated.

You survived, though!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 19, 2016, 08:18:06 pm
For the first time in 5 years, I have my whole family together again.  :banana:

Excellent work that two legged Komodo.

Why don't you offer to show them what you've learned in the kitchen over the past few weeks?

Because Jenn would frown.  She might look exasperated.

You survived, though!

24 hour Thai takeout is only 20 minutes from my house.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 19, 2016, 08:55:50 pm
For the first time in 5 years, I have my whole family together again.  :banana:

Excellent work that two legged Komodo.

Why don't you offer to show them what you've learned in the kitchen over the past few weeks?

Because Jenn would frown.  She might look exasperated.

You survived, though!

24 hour Thai takeout is only 20 minutes from my house.

Then I am even more impressed you didn't take the entire Desert with you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 19, 2016, 08:57:02 pm
For the first time in 5 years, I have my whole family together again.  :banana:

Excellent work that two legged Komodo.

Why don't you offer to show them what you've learned in the kitchen over the past few weeks?

Because Jenn would frown.  She might look exasperated.

You survived, though!

24 hour Thai takeout is only 20 minutes from my house.

Then I am even more impressed you didn't take the entire Desert with you.

My trainer at the gym has expressed his loathing.

That's his fault for making me do reverse hypers.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Hoopla! on October 19, 2016, 09:04:38 pm
For the first time in 5 years, I have my whole family together again.  :banana:

WooooOOOoOoo - congrats Roger
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Don Coyote on October 20, 2016, 01:20:32 am
For the first time in 5 years, I have my whole family together again.  :banana:

YAAAAY!

Yeah, it was 5 years ago that Ian went into the marines, if you can believe it

That makes me feel old.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 20, 2016, 01:25:57 am
For the first time in 5 years, I have my whole family together again.  :banana:

YAAAAY!

Yeah, it was 5 years ago that Ian went into the marines, if you can believe it

That makes me feel old.

You?   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Eater of Clowns on October 20, 2016, 03:50:14 am
For the first time in 5 years, I have my whole family together again.  :banana:

Excellent work that two legged Komodo.


Why don't you offer to show them what you've learned in the kitchen over the past few weeks?

Junkie I seriously admire your dedication.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LuciferX on October 20, 2016, 07:05:48 am
(http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Hello-my-baby-hello-my-honey-hello-my-ragtime-Gal-The-Alien-Dance.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 20, 2016, 02:47:25 pm
Browsing some old threads and I'm seeing if anyone can help revive CPD and twid.

Mainly because cpd had some good takes and twid owes me money.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on October 20, 2016, 02:55:51 pm
I'm FB friends with twid, if you want me to send a message.  Or, 'send a message'.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 20, 2016, 03:35:11 pm
I'm FB friends with twid, if you want me to send a message.  Or, 'send a message'.

If you're interested in buying the debt, why not do both?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on October 20, 2016, 07:23:17 pm
I'm FB friends with twid, if you want me to send a message.  Or, 'send a message'.

If you're interested in buying the debt, why not do both?

The overhead on Mr Chop and Mr Scratch isn't worth it, to be quite honest.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 20, 2016, 08:16:10 pm
Fair enough. I'll outsource it to Findem, Fuckem and Flee LLP.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: EK WAFFLR on October 20, 2016, 08:40:15 pm
For the first time in 5 years, I have my whole family together again.  :banana:

Excellent work that two legged Komodo.

Why don't you offer to show them what you've learned in the kitchen over the past few weeks?

Because Jenn would frown.  She might look exasperated.

You survived, though!

24 hour Thai takeout is only 20 minutes from my house.

Then I am even more impressed you didn't take the entire Desert with you.

My trainer at the gym has expressed his loathing.

That's his fault for making me do reverse hypers.

He deserves it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 21, 2016, 12:12:50 am
I'm FB friends with twid, if you want me to send a message.  Or, 'send a message'.

If you're interested in buying the debt, why not do both?

The overhead on Mr Chop and Mr Scratch isn't worth it, to be quite honest.

Maybe not in terms of money...
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 21, 2016, 12:13:06 am
For the first time in 5 years, I have my whole family together again.  :banana:

Excellent work that two legged Komodo.

Why don't you offer to show them what you've learned in the kitchen over the past few weeks?

Because Jenn would frown.  She might look exasperated.

You survived, though!

24 hour Thai takeout is only 20 minutes from my house.

Then I am even more impressed you didn't take the entire Desert with you.

My trainer at the gym has expressed his loathing.

That's his fault for making me do reverse hypers.

He deserves it.

He does.  He totally does.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 21, 2016, 04:24:53 am
Is there some weird thing that a dental x-ray can't be used for medical purposes?  Friend of mine went through hell with a medical issue and part of it involved bullshit with xrays.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Faust on October 21, 2016, 09:06:15 am
I'm just guessing but a dental x-ray probably has less precision and finer detail then a medical one, as enamel and bone structure would absorb more rays and show more clearly on the x-ray.
I imagine they are interchangeable for simple stuff.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: MMIX on October 21, 2016, 09:51:55 am
Is there some weird thing that a dental x-ray can't be used for medical purposes?  Friend of mine went through hell with a medical issue and part of it involved bullshit with xrays.

Nope, I don't know of any weird things. We have a bit of an argument going on over here about whether you can use them for non-medical purposes, though.The only thing a dental x-ray should be used for  is  for medical purposes. The nature of x-rays means they have potentially detrimental physical effects and these are normally balanced against the physical benefits to the patient of using them. Using them as a means of "guessing with science" whether you should refuse entry to "children" who appear to be too old because their teeth are too developed is definitely not an ethical use of a hazardous technology. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 21, 2016, 01:48:56 pm
It's simple. Theu can't charge you for xrays that someone else took. Did you go to the oral surgery dept of a certain hospital instead of a dentist?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 21, 2016, 06:11:17 pm
The problem he had was actually a foreign object in the upper throat, so the xrays probably wouldn't have helped any in diagnosis, he just thought it dumb that the dentist said, sure I'll send this to the other docs and the other docs are like "we won't even look".

The end of his ordeal involved him fighting to look at his own ct scan, seeing something weird after being told nothing wrong, and having the ENT agree that yes there was something weird and having the something weird surgically removed.

They don't know what it is yet, I'm going with alien tracking device.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 21, 2016, 07:22:19 pm
The problem he had was actually a foreign object in the upper throat, so the xrays probably wouldn't have helped any in diagnosis, he just thought it dumb that the dentist said, sure I'll send this to the other docs and the other docs are like "we won't even look".

The end of his ordeal involved him fighting to look at his own ct scan, seeing something weird after being told nothing wrong, and having the ENT agree that yes there was something weird and having the something weird surgically removed.

They don't know what it is yet, I'm going with alien tracking device.

Huh. So he went in because of breathing obstruction or something? I don't understand how dental records got called in, but medical "policy" was never my thing. My anecdotal understanding of my former employer's policies could be summed up as "care until it hurts or they can't pay, then care some more". By care I mean rack up shit to get paid for with an eye towards a patient's "well being" not necessarily health.

That he had to fight to see his CT results is unsurprising. Finding something on it that was "missed" is weird though. My first guess is incompetence. All my guesses after that presume that it's DEFINITELY an alien implant and go downhill from there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: NeonWytch on October 21, 2016, 10:58:11 pm
They don't know what it is yet, I'm going with alien tracking device.
All my guesses after that presume that it's DEFINITELY an alien implant and go downhill from there.
The real question is, how many more alien devices were added when they were removing the first one?
How do you know they didn't just replace your friend in the operating room with a large, man-shaped alien tracking device?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 22, 2016, 12:33:45 am
They don't know what it is yet, I'm going with alien tracking device.
All my guesses after that presume that it's DEFINITELY an alien implant and go downhill from there.
The real question is, how many more alien devices were added when they were removing the first one?
How do you know they didn't just replace your friend in the operating room with a large, man-shaped alien tracking device?

Ok that's just crazy talk.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 22, 2016, 01:01:33 am
They don't know what it is yet, I'm going with alien tracking device.
All my guesses after that presume that it's DEFINITELY an alien implant and go downhill from there.
The real question is, how many more alien devices were added when they were removing the first one?
How do you know they didn't just replace your friend in the operating room with a large, man-shaped alien tracking device?

 :lulz:  I knew it!

Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 22, 2016, 01:56:04 am
The problem he had was actually a foreign object in the upper throat, so the xrays probably wouldn't have helped any in diagnosis, he just thought it dumb that the dentist said, sure I'll send this to the other docs and the other docs are like "we won't even look".

The end of his ordeal involved him fighting to look at his own ct scan, seeing something weird after being told nothing wrong, and having the ENT agree that yes there was something weird and having the something weird surgically removed.

They don't know what it is yet, I'm going with alien tracking device.


Huh. So he went in because of breathing obstruction or something? I don't understand how dental records got called in, but medical "policy" was never my thing. My anecdotal understanding of my former employer's policies could be summed up as "care until it hurts or they can't pay, then care some more". By care I mean rack up shit to get paid for with an eye towards a patient's "well being" not necessarily health.

That he had to fight to see his CT results is unsurprising. Finding something on it that was "missed" is weird though. My first guess is incompetence. All my guesses after that presume that it's DEFINITELY an alien implant and go downhill from there.

The pain was kinda in the jaw area too so that's why a dentist was involved at some point. There wasn't a breathing obstruction.  I don't know if he could localize it on some days, it made him miss work.  Wonder if he had an infection or something that just made everything go "ow".

Yeah the fact he saw something and the docs didn't is weird, but it was a definite something since he had surgery.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on October 23, 2016, 03:12:39 pm
For some reason, I keep losing the bookmark to the page with all the "in my day" childhood memes; the ones that were like "in my day we didn't wear helmets while biking -- because the kids with massive brain trauma can't post online."

Anyone remember where that went?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 23, 2016, 04:55:21 pm
For some reason, I keep losing the bookmark to the page with all the "in my day" childhood memes; the ones that were like "in my day we didn't wear helmets while biking -- because the kids with massive brain trauma can't post online."

Anyone remember where that went?

http://imgur.com/gallery/l8xuZ

Not sure about the thread itself, but I got tired of having the same problem.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on October 24, 2016, 02:37:59 am
Thanks!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 24, 2016, 02:53:01 am
For some reason, I keep losing the bookmark to the page with all the "in my day" childhood memes; the ones that were like "in my day we didn't wear helmets while biking -- because the kids with massive brain trauma can't post online."

Anyone remember where that went?

http://imgur.com/gallery/l8xuZ

Not sure about the thread itself, but I got tired of having the same problem.

I love these!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 24, 2016, 10:18:06 pm
Jack Chick is dead.  Who is going to step up with the "Pope is the reason for everything" theories?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: NeonWytch on October 24, 2016, 10:26:45 pm
Jack Chick is dead.  Who is going to step up with the "Pope is the reason for everything" theories?
Jack Chick just died?
Has he even been doing stuff for the last few years?
He wasn't even a speedbump on the news highway, was he? I can't find anything about it anywhere, other than the small addition of a death date on his wikipedia page.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Trivial on October 24, 2016, 11:42:30 pm
Yeah I don't know if he's on the news radar at all but:

https://www.facebook.com/chicktracts/photos/a.437041710057.374027.436937560057/10157595360455058/?type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/chicktracts/photos/a.437041710057.374027.436937560057/10157595360455058/?type=3&theater)
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Suu on October 25, 2016, 03:09:36 am
I was of the mind that he probably died like 30 years ago, and somebody was ghostwriting his shit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on October 25, 2016, 11:40:32 am
Jack Chick waited. The lights above him blinked and sparked out of the air. There were demons in the base. He didn’t see them, but had expected them now for years. His warnings to the American People were not listenend to and now it was too late. Far too late for now, anyway.
Jack was a Christian for fourteen years. When he was young he watched the church sermons and he said to dad “I want to be a Christian daddy.”
Dad said “No! You will BE KILL BY DEMONS”
There was a time when he believed him. Then as he got oldered he stopped. But now in the grim future of 2016 he knew there were demons.
“This is Roberston” the radio crackered. “You must fight the demons!”
So John gotted his pencil and drew up anothe tract.
“HE GOING TO KILL US” said the demons
“I will shoot at him” said the cyberdemon and he fired liberal propaganda. Jack railed at him and tried to blew him up. But then the ceiling fell and they were trapped and not able to kill.
“No! I must kill the demons” he shouted
The radio said “No, Jack. You are the demons”
And then Jack was a zombie.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 25, 2016, 12:52:41 pm
Jack Chick waited. The lights above him blinked and sparked out of the air. There were demons in the base. He didn’t see them, but had expected them now for years. His warnings to the American People were not listenend to and now it was too late. Far too late for now, anyway.
Jack was a Christian for fourteen years. When he was young he watched the church sermons and he said to dad “I want to be a Christian daddy.”
Dad said “No! You will BE KILL BY DEMONS”
There was a time when he believed him. Then as he got oldered he stopped. But now in the grim future of 2016 he knew there were demons.
“This is Roberston” the radio crackered. “You must fight the demons!”
So John gotted his pencil and drew up anothe tract.
“HE GOING TO KILL US” said the demons
“I will shoot at him” said the cyberdemon and he fired liberal propaganda. Jack railed at him and tried to blew him up. But then the ceiling fell and they were trapped and not able to kill.
“No! I must kill the demons” he shouted
The radio said “No, Jack. You are the demons”
And then Jack was a zombie.

 :lulz:  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 25, 2016, 05:19:30 pm
Jack Chick waited. The lights above him blinked and sparked out of the air. There were demons in the base. He didn’t see them, but had expected them now for years. His warnings to the American People were not listenend to and now it was too late. Far too late for now, anyway.
Jack was a Christian for fourteen years. When he was young he watched the church sermons and he said to dad “I want to be a Christian daddy.”
Dad said “No! You will BE KILL BY DEMONS”
There was a time when he believed him. Then as he got oldered he stopped. But now in the grim future of 2016 he knew there were demons.
“This is Roberston” the radio crackered. “You must fight the demons!”
So John gotted his pencil and drew up anothe tract.
“HE GOING TO KILL US” said the demons
“I will shoot at him” said the cyberdemon and he fired liberal propaganda. Jack railed at him and tried to blew him up. But then the ceiling fell and they were trapped and not able to kill.
“No! I must kill the demons” he shouted
The radio said “No, Jack. You are the demons”
And then Jack was a zombie.

 :lulz: :mittens:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 25, 2016, 05:21:10 pm
I was of the mind that he probably died like 30 years ago, and somebody was ghostwriting his shit.

I vaguely remember reading an article about this -- I think someone else has been ghostwriting Chick tracts for a long time, maybe his son.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 25, 2016, 09:58:37 pm
It's a terrible thing when you have to explain your references.

Take today for instance. My wife's had a bit of pain resulting in an overnight stay in hospital. Pain coming in waves, bit of a shit, times when she can talk and laugh and times when she.... can't. All resolvable and should be fine in less than 24 hours. Good stuff modern medicine.

So suggesting that if the current treatment doesn't work, we can always look at the "Old Yeller" option didn't exactly get the response I expected from the 20-ish and late 40's-ish nurses.

"Old Yeller?"
"What's that?"
"Err... You know, the film?"
"Never heard of it"
"What?"
"Pretty famous film, a kid and his dog..."
"Is it new?"
"I've got a dog, let me find my phone"
"...and the dog gets rabies....."
"Oh no!"
"My dog's got a disorder too"
"...What? No, the kid, you know, shoots it"
"WHAT"
"OH MY GOD"
"WHAT"
" (Untranslatable gibbering)"
"WHAT"
".... It's a pretty famous film"
"GET OUT"
"(Still indecipherable)"

In my defence I really don't think this is an obscure reference.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 25, 2016, 10:08:28 pm
I had such a nice dream this morning! I was with (generic dream person) and we were running up some dilapidated stairs in an apartment complex, but I still ended up getting cornered by this Ken Bone looking motherfucker intent on murdering me. Luckily, my friend got 911 on the line without him noticing and they recorded everything while the cops were on the way. He was mega pissed and tried beating me with his belt but I didn't feel a thing and I cackled and stole it from him and threw his phone out the window right before the police took him into custody. You'll need a new one when your ass gets out of prison anyway, dicknuts! Then I got invited to a party.



... attempted murder is a normal happy dream, yes?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Eater of Clowns on October 25, 2016, 10:41:20 pm
It's a terrible thing when you have to explain your references.

Take today for instance. My wife's had a bit of pain resulting in an overnight stay in hospital. Pain coming in waves, bit of a shit, times when she can talk and laugh and times when she.... can't. All resolvable and should be fine in less than 24 hours. Good stuff modern medicine.

So suggesting that if the current treatment doesn't work, we can always look at the "Old Yeller" option didn't exactly get the response I expected from the 20-ish and late 40's-ish nurses.

"Old Yeller?"
"What's that?"
"Err... You know, the film?"
"Never heard of it"
"What?"
"Pretty famous film, a kid and his dog..."
"Is it new?"
"I've got a dog, let me find my phone"
"...and the dog gets rabies....."
"Oh no!"
"My dog's got a disorder too"
"...What? No, the kid, you know, shoots it"
"WHAT"
"OH MY GOD"
"WHAT"
" (Untranslatable gibbering)"
"WHAT"
".... It's a pretty famous film"
"GET OUT"
"(Still indecipherable)"

In my defence I really don't think this is an obscure reference.

 :lulz:

Man you brits really take right to die seriously.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 26, 2016, 12:36:33 am
It was just so depressing.

I dread to think what would happen if I try and explain "Song of the South".
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 26, 2016, 01:24:20 am
It was just so depressing.

I dread to think what would happen if I try and explain "Song of the South".

I want to hear your condensed version of Evita.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Junkenstein on October 26, 2016, 01:28:23 am
Bad times in Argentina lead to singing and stuffing ala Lenin.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 26, 2016, 03:12:22 am
Bad times in Argentina lead to singing and stuffing ala Lenin.

"Antonio Banderas doesn't score."
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 26, 2016, 03:13:01 am
"If you want to see Argentinians dance, kill off their national hero."
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 26, 2016, 06:23:15 am
I had such a nice dream this morning! I was with (generic dream person) and we were running up some dilapidated stairs in an apartment complex, but I still ended up getting cornered by this Ken Bone looking motherfucker intent on murdering me. Luckily, my friend got 911 on the line without him noticing and they recorded everything while the cops were on the way. He was mega pissed and tried beating me with his belt but I didn't feel a thing and I cackled and stole it from him and threw his phone out the window right before the police took him into custody. You'll need a new one when your ass gets out of prison anyway, dicknuts! Then I got invited to a party.



... attempted murder is a normal happy dream, yes?

As long as you get away with it!
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 26, 2016, 03:58:34 pm
The number of people losing their shit because I won't let them proselytize about Bernie on my FB Wall is amazing and hilarious. I am apparently a bad, bad woman, myopic, uninformed, racist, ageist, and sexist, combative, self-righteous, AND totally unconcerned with truth, dialogue, or the health of our democracy. I've been blocked by at least one person, and have either unfriended or been unfriended by at least a dozen.

I should have done this ages ago. :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 26, 2016, 04:04:30 pm
Now if I could just figure out what to say to make every single Disco twerp go away.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: LMNO on October 26, 2016, 04:06:35 pm
Honey trap.  Post some fluffy unicorn stuff, and block/unfriend anyone who shares, loves, or responds positively.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: MithridatesXXIII on October 26, 2016, 04:08:19 pm
Now if I could just figure out what to say to make every single Disco twerp go away.

I tried that group for a while. Their response to the honeybun incident was a long overdue nail in the coffin.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 26, 2016, 04:25:11 pm
Honey trap.  Post some fluffy unicorn stuff, and block/unfriend anyone who shares, loves, or responds positively.

 :lulz: This is promising. Or maybe some kind of Chaos Magic fap meme.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 26, 2016, 04:26:21 pm
Now if I could just figure out what to say to make every single Disco twerp go away.

I tried that group for a while. Their response to the honeybun incident was a long overdue nail in the coffin.

Their response to EVERYTHING should be a nail in the coffin. The only thing that group is useful for is trolling. I've gleaned a few interesting friends from the group; if you troll it hard you can find the other smart trolls.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on October 26, 2016, 04:37:18 pm
Summarised version of the latest security meeting:

Me: your processes aren't working.

Department Head: We have processes. Also your tone is derogatory.

Me: I have 6 years experience in int'l schools, 2 as a security contractor and I'm telling you we have a problem.

Department Head: I live near a student accommodation and sometimes I can't see the security guard. Your experience is invalid.

Me: *walks out*
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 26, 2016, 05:12:11 pm
Summarised version of the latest security meeting:

Me: your processes aren't working.

Department Head: We have processes. Also your tone is derogatory.

Me: I have 6 years experience in int'l schools, 2 as a security contractor and I'm telling you we have a problem.

Department Head: I live near a student accommodation and sometimes I can't see the security guard. Your experience is invalid.

Me: *walks out*

What the actual fuck. Wow.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: trix on October 26, 2016, 06:04:52 pm
The number of people losing their shit because I won't let them proselytize about Bernie on my FB Wall is amazing and hilarious. I am apparently a bad, bad woman, myopic, uninformed, racist, ageist, and sexist, combative, self-righteous, AND totally unconcerned with truth, dialogue, or the health of our democracy. I've been blocked by at least one person, and have either unfriended or been unfriended by at least a dozen.

I should have done this ages ago. :lulz:

I FINALLY got my usually-pretty-bright friend to see the light and drop the Bernie-or-die stupidity.

Unfortunately he immediately replaced it with VOTE JILL STEIN crap and is now pushing that really hard.
 :horrormirth:

I can't find a proper emote so just imagine a very bearded guy slamming his head into his desk so hard my head pops and blood goes everywhere and my desk collapses into a pile of rubble on the floor.

THAT emote.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 26, 2016, 06:07:42 pm
The number of people losing their shit because I won't let them proselytize about Bernie on my FB Wall is amazing and hilarious. I am apparently a bad, bad woman, myopic, uninformed, racist, ageist, and sexist, combative, self-righteous, AND totally unconcerned with truth, dialogue, or the health of our democracy. I've been blocked by at least one person, and have either unfriended or been unfriended by at least a dozen.

I should have done this ages ago. :lulz:

I FINALLY got my usually-pretty-bright friend to see the light and drop the Bernie-or-die stupidity.

Unfortunately he immediately replaced it with VOTE JILL STEIN crap and is now pushing that really hard.
 :horrormirth:

I can't find a proper emote so just imagine a very bearded guy slamming his head into his desk so hard my head pops and blood goes everywhere and my desk collapses into a pile of rubble on the floor.

THAT emote.

Have you thrown your friend at Our Revolution? It's the Bernie-branded "vote for progressive candidates down ballot" group.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: trix on October 26, 2016, 06:08:38 pm
 :cramstipated:
 :facepalm:
 :walken:
 :ffs:

about the best I could find to convey my utter WTFism and disappointment in my good friend.

I may just have to stop hanging out with people until after this election.

The number of people losing their shit because I won't let them proselytize about Bernie on my FB Wall is amazing and hilarious. I am apparently a bad, bad woman, myopic, uninformed, racist, ageist, and sexist, combative, self-righteous, AND totally unconcerned with truth, dialogue, or the health of our democracy. I've been blocked by at least one person, and have either unfriended or been unfriended by at least a dozen.

I should have done this ages ago. :lulz:

I FINALLY got my usually-pretty-bright friend to see the light and drop the Bernie-or-die stupidity.

Unfortunately he immediately replaced it with VOTE JILL STEIN crap and is now pushing that really hard.
 :horrormirth:

I can't find a proper emote so just imagine a very bearded guy slamming his head into his desk so hard my head pops and blood goes everywhere and my desk collapses into a pile of rubble on the floor.

THAT emote.

Have you thrown your friend at Our Revolution? It's the Bernie-branded "vote for progressive candidates down ballot" group.

No?  Is that a facebook thing?
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 26, 2016, 06:14:03 pm
No?  Is that a facebook thing?

https://ourrevolution.com/

Includes candidates, ballot initiatives, and volunteer opportunities.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 26, 2016, 10:33:10 pm
The number of people losing their shit because I won't let them proselytize about Bernie on my FB Wall is amazing and hilarious. I am apparently a bad, bad woman, myopic, uninformed, racist, ageist, and sexist, combative, self-righteous, AND totally unconcerned with truth, dialogue, or the health of our democracy. I've been blocked by at least one person, and have either unfriended or been unfriended by at least a dozen.

I should have done this ages ago. :lulz:

I FINALLY got my usually-pretty-bright friend to see the light and drop the Bernie-or-die stupidity.

Unfortunately he immediately replaced it with VOTE JILL STEIN crap and is now pushing that really hard.
 :horrormirth:

I can't find a proper emote so just imagine a very bearded guy slamming his head into his desk so hard my head pops and blood goes everywhere and my desk collapses into a pile of rubble on the floor.

THAT emote.

I hate to break it to you, but your friend can't be all that bright if he can't engage his critical thinking enough to assess Jill Stein's actual viability as a candidate. Not only because she is unpopular, but because she is batshit crazy and her proposed "policies" don't make any fucking sense, and she promotes anti-science beliefs.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on October 26, 2016, 10:34:29 pm
The thing about True Believers is that they have to TRUE BELIEVE in something.
Title: Re: Open Bar: We hacked the DNC and all we got are these lousy emails
Post by: Cain on October 26, 2016, 10:51:04 pm