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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:14 pm

Shoju wrote:
Nikachelle wrote:The thing that kills me is the people who don't cover their faces. What happens when your employer finds a photoshopped picture of yourself and a pony "in bed" together? Granted, anyone could take someone else's photo and do that, but still.


And it's on your own deviant art account...


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The weird part is that the community as a whole seems to do a lot of good stuff. You got John de Lancie doing documentaries on the fandom, there is an actual registered charity founded by people in the fandom that gives money to tons of other charities... i know they at least funded the constructions of an orphanage in africa about 6 months ago (it was started by one of the voice actresses); another voice actress was in one of those cancer research bike races and she got 10k+ in donations from the fans; there are fanmade calendars and music cds where all the income generated goes to other charities and such...

But there's always the creepy ones that ruin everything, but then again I also see it in other fandoms as well
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Shoju » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:53 pm

Here's a new Amusement. I'm not much of a "space guy". I'm more of a "Deep Sea" explortation enthusiast. But, I'm utterly fascinated by 3753 Cruithne Forget a Moon Base. I want a base there. The orbit boggles my mind, and makes me think it would be a freaking awesome way to explore.

Yeah, I know. It's small, and landing on it would be tough, and setting up a base would be nearly impossible to keep running, but man... That would be cool.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby benebarba » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:12 pm

Re: pony wierdness

Is it bad that I was prepared for worse?

The internet has taught me that what has been seen can't be unseen.


Also, I feel this is a good time to reference the geek hierarchy: http://brunching.com/images/geekchartbig.gif

Edited to add:

I used to be part of the Poser/Daz3D-based CG art scene. There not just was there the occasionally creepy image, but they would be nearly universally poorly done.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:39 pm

My god it's been years since I've heard of Poser.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby benebarba » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:46 am

Nikachelle wrote:My god it's been years since I've heard of Poser.


Think the last time I touched any of the stuff I used was probably close to 4-5 years ago. I don't even know if Poser is still around - Daz3D is, and I assume Hexagon (Daz aquired it a bit before I stopped) is. Bryce appears to be. Used Blender a bit as well, and I'm sure it's still knocking around. I'm sure the big-money packages like 3D-Studio are still around.

But I can still tell a Michael or Victoria-based model when I see one ;)
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:17 am

Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's complaints about prison life range from a lack of moisturiser in his cell to the temperature of his coffee.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2012/1 ... complaints

*facedesk*
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Shoju » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:09 am

Klaudandus wrote:Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's complaints about prison life range from a lack of moisturiser in his cell to the temperature of his coffee.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2012/1 ... complaints

*facedesk*


I'm sure that my opinion about him could be incredibly unpopular, but I am a firm believer that they would be better off to take one of the weapons and some of the ammo that he used and return the favor. I'm not normally a huge supporter of the death penalty, but he isn't remorseful, there is no chance of reintegration into society. He's going to live out his days in near complete isolation.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Nikachelle » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:16 am

I'm of two minds. One side says that someone like that doesn't deserve to live, so why bother keeping him alive. The other side thinks he should just sit there miserable and rot until he dies of old age
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby halabar » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:20 am

Shoju wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's complaints about prison life range from a lack of moisturiser in his cell to the temperature of his coffee.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2012/1 ... complaints

*facedesk*


I'm sure that my opinion about him could be incredibly unpopular, but I am a firm believer that they would be better off to take one of the weapons and some of the ammo that he used and return the favor. I'm not normally a huge supporter of the death penalty, but he isn't remorseful, there is no chance of reintegration into society. He's going to live out his days in near complete isolation.


No, don't want to make a martyr of him. Better to have an old-fashioned medieval prison. Coffee? He'll be thankful if he gets water.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby halabar » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:20 am

Shoju wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's complaints about prison life range from a lack of moisturiser in his cell to the temperature of his coffee.

http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2012/1 ... complaints

*facedesk*


I'm sure that my opinion about him could be incredibly unpopular, but I am a firm believer that they would be better off to take one of the weapons and some of the ammo that he used and return the favor. I'm not normally a huge supporter of the death penalty, but he isn't remorseful, there is no chance of reintegration into society. He's going to live out his days in near complete isolation.


No, don't want to make a martyr of him. Better to have an old-fashioned medieval prison. Coffee? He'll be thankful if he gets water.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:27 am

Nikachelle wrote:I'm of two minds. One side says that someone like that doesn't deserve to live, so why bother keeping him alive. The other side thinks he should just sit there miserable and rot until he dies of old age


I'd mess with his coffee even more... for the rest of his days!!!

Oh, you're coffee is not warm enough? I'm gonna give you ice cold coffee!!! And no creamer nor sugar!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Nikachelle » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:40 am

What does he even need coffee for really? Water's more than suitable to sustain life in terms of liquids.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:05 pm

yes, but bad coffee will make him stay awake! which is good! the longer he's awake the longer he suffers!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby bldavis » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:17 pm

i am in agreeance with this
i believe if you broke the law, you should be punished
not have the lap of luxury with the minor inconveinece of having to be shackled when you go outside the walls

prisoners have free health care, 3 hot nourishing meals a day, free access to gym equipment, discounted education costs (note this is all at a local prison and may or may not be the case in your area)

my state has the death penalty, and yet we kept a guy on dialysis for something like 13 years on death row
(oh and there is also this article)

and yet someone who hasnt perpetrated a crime ..well in at least the last 30 years (im not answering for her before i was around) cant get insurance to cover a life saving surgery

i almost wish they would do what i think it was texas did and give inmates an option to forgo appeals and just get it over with
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:27 pm

Yeah, I remember watching Sicko, and how guantanamo prisoners have better healthcare than 9/11 first responders... and how they received better treatment in actual cuban hospitals than they ever did in state of the art US hospitals, in part because the medicine that costs hundreds of dollars in the US goes for cents on the dollars in Cuba.

Man, socialism sure is scary... (yeah, i know, Cuba has some other restrictions... )

Actually, a more comparable example is my mom.

She had her gall bladder removed in a private mexican hospital -- the whole thing was close to $2500. I'm not talking about just the surgery, but everything... surgery room, anesthesiologist, surgeon, stay at the hospital, et al.

By comparison, my kidney stone hospital bill was about eight grand, spending a grand total of 6 hrs in the hospital, pretty much bucknaked, in a gurney, under the AC, and all they did was run X-Rays and MRI... (my insurance covered a bit over six grand, my deductible was 1.5 grand)...

When I passed another kidney stone 2 months ago, I got myself across the border to mexico and spend the night there under observation -- total bill? 250 bucks (doctor visit, medicine and room at the hospital)

Fuck the US healthcare system
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby bldavis » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:33 pm

oh dont worry it will all become better in '14 when obamacare comes in!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:42 pm

bldavis wrote:oh dont worry it will all become better in '14 when obamacare comes in!
:roll:


Well, my insurance premium went up, and so did my deductible -- fuck you AETNA. I still keep it because you never know when something might happen -- but for the most part, I go across the border for usual medical treatment.

Just how doctors treat you is night and day.

When I first had my kidney stone emergency, I did not meet my doctor until he discharged me. He just shook my hand, told me I had passed a kidney stone (well, no shit... I think the whole feeling like you peed thorns gave it away) and that I should drink more water and a diuretic tea would help too, at least for the next couple of days... and then sent me on my merry way.

I've had better experiences with shady car mechanics...
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby bldavis » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:11 pm

yeah
i had AETNA when i was working at the factory and my (now ex-)wife had a stroke
abulance ride from our apartment to the hospital - covered
airplane ride from our home town to portland (200+ miles by road) - partially covered
2 days in ICU - partially covered
6 more days on med-surg - not covered

all in all, we ended up with a i think it was 60k bill
might have been more, this was 6 or so years ago and i dont remember exactly how much
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Levantine » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:20 pm

Ret feels like Arcane did in Wrath and Cata during heroic 5mans lul. I suppose having exceptional burst to balance your ever so ho hum sustained dps is gunna do that to you when the fights have a 70-80% uptime on cooldowns.

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Era » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:45 am

Not sure whether this should be a frustration (you'll see why), an amusement (when looked back upon) or a success (no one was hurt!), but here goes!

So, around 07:00 I get brutally wrested from my sleep by the insanely loud fire alarm (I'm not even joking, it physically hurts my ears). As is tradition in student dorms, nobody cares. The fire alarm goes off on a bi-weekly basis just because some retard has been smoking inside or left their pizza in the oven for half a day. Around 07:03 I heard the door out in the hallway get busted open and people shouting that everyone needs to get the hell out, RIGHT NOW! Funny how long it takes to dress when you're going to school/work, and how you can do it in 3 seconds flat once adrenaline kicks in. Didn't have time to put my lenses in though, so was semi-blind!

With nothing but my mobile (which was in my jacket) and my key (because my instinct told me to lock the door) I rush out with the rest, sharing the stairs with a row of burly firemen going the opposite direction (with axes!). Outside there's police who quickly get us away from the building, firemen with their huge trucks and ladders, and ambulances lined up in a row. The ambulance personnel seemed quite calm though, so I don't think anyone was hurt. According to the police the fire was on the fourth floor (that's the floor below me!), but the firemen got it contained and under control with impressive speed.

Was quite a hectic morning! And I'll admit I was very worried about all my stuff, not to mention that it'd be a long night without my wallet or usable eyesight.
Anyway, after maybe half an hour total we got let back in (except those who lived on the fourth floor) and everything seems fine!

Don't think anyone will be ignoring the fire alarm again any time soon!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Nooska » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:52 pm

Having had to evac a few times myself (before being completely "grown up", I've started to keep a set of clothe s(previous days) ready next to the bed, glasses in a container on the nightstand, and wallet in my jacket for ease of grabbing on the way out (now also with an external harddrive for pictuers and a box for the chinese hamster, comlete with some food in it).

It really is comforting to know you can get out qand be reasonably useful to yourself within about 30 seconds.

But yeah, firealarms are more annoynace than useful these days, I ave yet to see anyone actually going to the exits upon a fire alarm going off - its always the expectation that its a false alarm.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Era » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:30 pm

Modern day story of the boy who cried wolf.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:13 pm

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby masterpoobaa » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:32 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Time for some arizona crazyness
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Sagara » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:29 am

I'm having a conversation with an "above-average" co-worker (read: not dumb) that's been having headset issues on his telephone. We quickly narrowed it down to the jack port on the phone - the port is in a indentation that's too small for the headset's jack. To which he states:

"Probably because the headset is hard to plug in - the sound waves don't go inside the headset."

*panic stare from me*

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