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Reply #37975 on: September 27, 2018, 03:50:32 PM

...but wise.

Why am I homeless?  Why do all you motherfuckers need homes is the real question.
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Reply #37976 on: October 02, 2018, 09:53:42 AM

My morning started off fun. A friend of mine got one of those fun blackmail scam emails. On her work email address, where they issue everyone IPads.

You know, the "Oh hey, I have hacked all your devices and stolen all your pictures and turned on your cam while you was masturbating and if you don't send me 700 dollars via bitcoin I'll send them to all your contacts!" ones. Complete with (very outdated) work email and password pair.

She reported it to IT (which I'm sure was fun), and thankfully got told "We've had several reports of this today, no device has been compromised". 

So she's settled down, but apparently that's better than coffee for waking a teacher up in the morning. I let my wife know the scam's floating around in case she gets one.
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Reply #37977 on: October 02, 2018, 09:55:59 AM

Christ, that one's so old it's been used as a Black Mirror episode.   why so serious?

I literally don't take anything sent over e-mail seriously anymore.  It's really bothering my leasing company.   why so serious? why so serious?

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Reply #37978 on: October 02, 2018, 03:08:26 PM


Why am I homeless?  Why do all you motherfuckers need homes is the real question.
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Reply #37979 on: October 02, 2018, 06:28:48 PM

Odds that the phrase 'witch hunt' appears?

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Reply #37980 on: October 02, 2018, 06:55:46 PM

On the initial test?  1/10 odds of "witch hunt".  3/10 of a spelling error.

Odds rise SIGNIFICANTLY if they ever set it up so he can do it from his fucking phone at 2am.  Hopefully at least this initial test will be done from a specially authenticated system that he can't access without adult supervision.

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Reply #37981 on: October 02, 2018, 10:24:59 PM

He isn't writing it so it will be dry and boring.

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Reply #37982 on: October 03, 2018, 08:30:49 AM

If you like reading text on your Mac, don't upgrade to Mojave.

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Reply #37983 on: October 03, 2018, 11:00:54 AM

If you like reading text on your Mac, don't upgrade to Mojave.
Or buy/upgrade to a Retina display.

Or futz around with the font smoothing/anti-aliasing settings.

http://osxdaily.com/2018/09/26/fix-blurry-thin-fonts-text-macos-mojave/
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Reply #37984 on: October 03, 2018, 02:03:54 PM

A couple new bits in that OSXDaily article, thanks.  Will try those tomorrow for general stuff.

Without getting into a ton of details, the iTerm2 3.2.3beta1 made it so I can work today.

I'm using a 4k TV in the office.  This isn't going to change anytime soon.

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Reply #37985 on: October 03, 2018, 03:25:03 PM

Since the presidential alert test, I have no data service on my phone.  I can make calls, wifi is fine, but no LTE.

AT&T guys say it's a widespread issue.  Yay.
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Reply #37986 on: October 03, 2018, 05:15:39 PM

Since the presidential alert test, I have no data service on my phone.  I can make calls, wifi is fine, but no LTE.

AT&T guys say it's a widespread issue.  Yay.

Lol, Trump testing the new blackout the internet feature.
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Reply #37987 on: October 03, 2018, 05:19:38 PM

Well great, at least we'll get a message about marshal law in late summer of 2020 and not be surprised by it. why so serious?

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Reply #37988 on: October 04, 2018, 12:09:46 AM

Weird evening. My kid found a stack of letters at the bus stop after school, maybe six months worth. She brought them home because there was nobody around and showed them to me. What she didn't realize is the last letter in the bunch was a suicide note, likely from the last day or two. Apparently at one point there was a debit card and pawn slips attached to the bundle, and all the letters were written from one person to a love interest. The love interest's phone number was in the note, along with what to do with the person's possessions. The person also asked the love interest to take care of their kid.

Luckily the police came pretty fast to the get the letters, hopefully they find the person okay. My kid was a bit shook up though. Very strange evening.
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Reply #37989 on: October 04, 2018, 02:44:11 AM

Reminds me of the time that my grandma got a letter from the federal prison in Florence. Apparently a member of the Mexican mafia thought that her dead husband was a leader in the Mexican mafia (same name, same city). It detailed a lot of crap including "we're going to get the rat". Police came and got the letter and explained to the inmate that  they had the wrong person.

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Reply #37990 on: October 08, 2018, 10:21:45 AM

So... if you were a girl (and some of you are) and you were about to play a game where there is no female player characters, would you choose to create a character that is as super girly girl looking as you can get?  Or would you choose the burliest, scruffy looking totally male looking character and give it a super girly girl name?

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Reply #37991 on: October 08, 2018, 02:53:04 PM

Yes.
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Reply #37992 on: October 08, 2018, 02:54:03 PM

This does not seem a good use of anyone's time.  Just play the game.

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Reply #37993 on: October 09, 2018, 04:24:04 AM

So... if you were a girl (and some of you are) and you were about to play a game where there is no female player characters, would you choose to create a character that is as super girly girl looking as you can get?  Or would you choose the burliest, scruffy looking totally male looking character and give it a super girly girl name?

Neither,

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Reply #37994 on: October 09, 2018, 04:28:14 AM

Unless you are specifically trying to call attention to the fact that you are a girl - nothing wrong with that - then just pick a male character with a male name. 

That said, aren't the days where playing a female toon and people actually automatically thinking/hoping you were female IRL in the past?

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Reply #37995 on: October 09, 2018, 07:30:49 AM

Anecdotal story is anecdotal, but I main a female gnome warlock in WoW (because demons and cute, rite?).  Folks are much more ... social towards me than when on a male alt.  Not the oughtright gifts of gold or BOE gear that would happen 10 years ago, but the difference is noticable.

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Reply #37996 on: October 09, 2018, 08:43:09 AM

Some women are actually annoyed that they canít play a female character in a game. Itís a thing.
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Reply #37997 on: October 09, 2018, 08:44:40 AM

Some women are actually annoyed that they canít play a female character in a game. Itís a thing.

I can understand that.  I get annoyed when I have to play a female character in PoE because there is no choice with the archetypes.  It's not a big deal, but it's less than ideal.

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Reply #37998 on: October 09, 2018, 09:03:53 AM

So... if you were a girl (and some of you are) and you were about to play a game where there is no female player characters, would you choose to create a character that is as super girly girl looking as you can get?  Or would you choose the burliest, scruffy looking totally male looking character and give it a super girly girl name?

I just make a male char and use a male variation of one of my usual char names.  *shrug*

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Reply #37999 on: October 09, 2018, 09:19:36 AM

If I have a female character, its Teleka.   awesome, for real

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Reply #38000 on: October 09, 2018, 08:02:22 PM

Using the name Chlamydia usually keeps creepy interactions to a minimum.
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Reply #38001 on: October 15, 2018, 06:27:04 PM

This is half space, half politics, half awesome picture.

A reminder that we are in the 21st century:

A picture,
-  shot by private (commercial) owned earth observation satellite,
-  showing an Italian Navy FREMM frigate,
-  docked in Chinese military Base
-  which is not in China but Djibouti (Africa),
-  which (the ship) is there as part of European Union Combined Task Force 465 (Operation Atlanta).



Isn't that awesome, in a freaky way?

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Reply #38002 on: October 15, 2018, 07:15:09 PM

Isn't that awesome, in a freaky way?

The freaky part is when you start thinking how detailed an image taken by a military satellite would be.
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Reply #38003 on: October 15, 2018, 07:30:10 PM

Isn't that awesome, in a freaky way?

The freaky part is when you start thinking how detailed an image taken by a military satellite would be.

Probably something like that:



Only available to the US though. And (although probably a bit worse but close): China now since this August. (Ahead of the Russians)

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Reply #38004 on: October 16, 2018, 02:26:15 PM

Again time for the Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia Chili Cook-off.  It's a very low-effort event for me, except for the location.

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Reply #38005 on: October 16, 2018, 03:29:29 PM

The important question is whether or not it is an orange tux event?

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Reply #38006 on: October 16, 2018, 03:42:46 PM

Been working for the last few months to get the house ready to put up for sale.  It finally goes on sale any minute now which is both exciting and terrifying.  Exciting because I'm ready for a new house and terrifying because... well it may not sell?  I'm hoping all the work I put in pays off and it sells quickly.  If not, idk, stress I guess.  awesome, for real
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Reply #38007 on: October 16, 2018, 04:47:43 PM

I went through that about 3 years ago. Thankfully it sold quickly, but we sure did dump a lot of money and effort into insuring that it did. Nothing quite like replacing almost every lighting fixture in the house, repainting, landscaping, etc et (including a new AC unit  ACK! )

Best of luck.

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Reply #38008 on: October 16, 2018, 08:10:11 PM

Thanks.  And yep, all the same stuff here except the a/c.  Luckily we did the a/c, furnace and roof all within the last 5ish years.  The biggest thing we had to do was replace the cedar siding on one side of the house.  I couldn't find a contractor that would do it any sooner than 6 months out so I ended up just having to do it myself.  It took about 3 weekends plus a few weeknight but it turned out pretty well.

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Reply #38009 on: October 17, 2018, 07:57:25 AM

The important question is whether or not it is an orange tux event?

Unfortunately no.  It is held in a covered arena with a dirt floor.

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