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Is a well-meaning necromancer.
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Posted on: Oct 7 2013, 08:30 PM


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QUOTE (Crow @ Oct 5 2013, 11:56 PM) *
My Halloween plans are slowly being set into motion.

I'm doing a magic routine for my Criminal Adjudication class, and invitations have been sent out for my Midnight Movie Halloween Bash.

It's going to be great.


Well, since it's you, at least we know the buckets of pig blood won't be dumped on the maligned loner with magical powers.

Also, from the trailers, it would seem they are using used motor oil for that scene in the Carrie remake. This is a travesty.
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Posted on: Sep 30 2013, 07:15 PM


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"fucitragedy duck young people" -OCM
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Posted on: Sep 16 2013, 05:15 PM


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Better to do it now than to have a conversation in four months about how one of you just doesn't feel it anymore.

Long distance is basically never worth it.
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Posted on: Sep 11 2013, 05:27 PM


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QUOTE (madcap @ Sep 11 2013, 08:12 AM) *
I feel like this is one of the more important pages I've created. http://demidecscores.gilslotd.com/wiki/Dec...tes_Named_Bacon


Yep.

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Posted on: Sep 9 2013, 03:56 AM


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QUOTE (Herohito @ Sep 8 2013, 05:40 PM) *
Statistically, you should consider yourself lucky you landed on the 10-15% of the world that is both habitable and settled by people.


The real magic is that he landed on Earth instead of ending up adrift in the path of its orbit.
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Posted on: Aug 30 2013, 04:58 PM


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QUOTE (the_crazy_honors @ Aug 29 2013, 08:56 PM) *
QUOTE (Jonesy @ Aug 29 2013, 10:54 PM) *
QUOTE (the_crazy_honors @ Aug 29 2013, 05:47 PM) *
Nah, I just like the posts. You guys should know I have no life. I waste a lot of time ctrl-R-ing DDT.

F5 is easier

Not on my laptop. F5 alone turns my trackpad on and off. Fn-F5 reloads, but control and R are closer to each other. tongue.gif


Ewwww that's such an awful implementation of function deadkeys. Who made your laptop?

(Specifically, what is awful is taking the function that Windows has always used for as long as I can remember, and turning that into the deadkey.)
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Posted on: Aug 29 2013, 11:36 PM


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QUOTE (the_crazy_honors @ Aug 29 2013, 03:47 PM) *
Nah, I just like the posts. You guys should know I have no life. I waste a lot of time ctrl-R-ing DDT.


You'll waste a tiny bit less if you hit F5.
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Posted on: Aug 29 2013, 12:49 AM


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QUOTE (Jonesy @ Aug 28 2013, 10:07 AM) *
QUOTE (Crow @ Aug 28 2013, 01:21 AM) *
I'm making cards appear out of thin air, not disappearing pencils.




9.8/10

QUOTE (Research Monkey @ Aug 28 2013, 05:24 PM) *
QUOTE (Crow @ Aug 27 2013, 11:21 PM) *
I'm making cards appear out of thin air, not disappearing pencils.


You could be if you play your cards right.


10/10
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Posted on: Aug 28 2013, 10:55 PM


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QUOTE (the_crazy_honors @ Aug 28 2013, 03:20 PM) *
QUOTE (AK_WDB @ Aug 27 2013, 09:55 PM) *
BR (Big Relief): My brother's college graduation does not conflict with my best friend from high school's wedding.

That's definitely good. I know of a guy who had a conflict with Regionals and his sister's wedding...that was seven months ago, and I still don't know what I'd do.


I'd gladly skip out on my sister's wedding; I got shanghaied into being in it.
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Posted on: Aug 27 2013, 06:06 PM


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QUOTE (AK_WDB @ Aug 27 2013, 03:45 AM) *
QUOTE (Crow @ Aug 26 2013, 03:58 PM) *
Plus, I'm not convinced a couple of really terrible card tricks and an offer of dinner, drinks, and Donkey Kong spells "commitment" to most women, but I'm not an expert either.

It's not those activities, it's the thing about using the Ace of Hearts to reveal you're asking her out.


Obviously Crow should have been going with the Jack of Hearts to begin with.
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Posted on: Aug 12 2013, 04:52 AM


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My company likes the ice-breaker, "If you were any mythical animal you wanted, what would you be?"

Other good questions:

1. It's 4:45 Friday afternoon, and you're the only person in the office. The print server just died, the wireless access points are bumping people off the network, someone just told you they've gotten a virus, and HR just decided to let you know about the new person you need to set up by Monday morning. What do you do?

The goal is to make you get into crisis mode. This can be done for high school students, too, not just IT professionals. "You've got 28 pre-calc problems, 60 pages of Jane Eyre to read, a lab writeup for chemistry, and eight pages to write for history. It's Sunday, 8:00 PM, and you forgot about all of that until just now. Where do you begin?" Intentionally make it an overwhelming load; the point is to see if the interviewee will try to react to the impossible, and how they process the load.

2. Tell us about a mistake you have made, how it affected [you, personally/your work/your life; get as abstract or concrete as you want], and how you resolved it.

I never noticed questions like this in Decathlon, but I've gotten at least one question getting at that concept in every single job interview I've ever been in. In addition to simply being good preparation, there's a critical self-evaluation involved in the answer, which I would say helps most people better adjust their mindset for an interview scenario.
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Posted on: Aug 11 2013, 02:49 AM


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QUOTE (the_crazy_honors @ Aug 10 2013, 03:11 PM) *
QUOTE (Widget! @ Aug 10 2013, 05:07 PM) *
I make computers talk to each other. Sometimes they don't play nice, so I have to put them in the corner, but then they do as I say.

Incidentally, this is how I explain my job to 90% of the end-users I support.

Not bad, not bad. How would you explain why you chose that job?


I um. I don't even really have an answer to that for adults.
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Posted on: Aug 10 2013, 10:07 PM


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I make computers talk to each other. Sometimes they don't play nice, so I have to put them in the corner, but then they do as I say.

Incidentally, this is how I explain my job to 90% of the end-users I support.
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Posted on: Aug 2 2013, 08:45 PM


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QUOTE (Crow @ Aug 1 2013, 10:59 PM) *
1) Photocopy the short selections (or print them out if they're online and identical).

2) Laminate said copies.

3) Duck tape them to the wall of your shower.


So when I moved into the dorms at ASU, it turned out that well over half the guys on my floor didn't know the lyrics to "Don't Stop Believin'" or "Livin' on a Prayer". We did this exact thing with the lyrics--only we also hit the toilet stalls and urinals--and within a month everyone on the floor knew these songs.

Basically, this works super well.
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Posted on: Jul 27 2013, 05:07 AM


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QUOTE (the_crazy_honors @ Jul 26 2013, 09:11 PM) *
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QUOTE (the_crazy_honors @ Jul 26 2013, 06:49 PM) *
Someone tell me why I EVER thought babysitting three kids and a puppy for $6.50 an hour was a good idea?




I couldn't care much less about the $20. I don't have anything I want to buy right now that I can't ask my parents to get me, so three hours of madness is...yay, I'll be able to eat non-meal-plan food four more times in college.......


Say it with me now: "Dolla dolla bill y'all."
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Posted on: Jul 27 2013, 04:00 AM


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QUOTE (the_crazy_honors @ Jul 26 2013, 06:49 PM) *
Someone tell me why I EVER thought babysitting three kids and a puppy for $6.50 an hour was a good idea?


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Posted on: Jul 22 2013, 05:41 PM


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QUOTE (debator @ Jul 21 2013, 09:33 PM) *
children of men was so good. i'm retroactively mad at the 2006 oscars for pretty much ignoring it.


It went up against The Departed and Pan's Labyrinth, both films which are masturbated over by their fans to the exclusion of recognition of anything else.

I didn't actually like The Departed.
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Posted on: Jul 18 2013, 09:11 PM


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QUOTE (The Evil Dr. Calculus @ Jul 18 2013, 01:56 PM) *
CDO returns two:

Rebecca Gosla
Maria Elena Pakulis

It will be a rebuilding year.


Does she have an older brother named Ross? Because that dude is pretty cool. I've done some theatre work with him.
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Posted on: Jul 17 2013, 08:40 PM


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well, to get this back on track
i take the same view of tampons as projectiles that i do of guns

-Will
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Posted on: Jul 17 2013, 06:20 PM


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[Boss does a thing which I catch out of the corner of my eye as we walk past each other.]
Me: Did you just hadouken me?
Boss: ...yes.
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Posted on: Jul 17 2013, 05:50 AM


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Our corporate counsel is currently looking into ways we can back out of contracts GN signed on our behalf. And also trying to break our lease.

I mean, I have no idea how much he enjoys it, but I'd love the smurf out of that.
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Posted on: Jul 11 2013, 07:27 AM


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QUOTE (Research Monkey @ Jul 10 2013, 11:40 PM) *
Why...34?


Days until their ~Two Month Anniversary!~
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Posted on: Jul 10 2013, 12:55 AM


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No, Thunderbolt is Apple's newest hardware interface for Mac computers. Their goal is for it to be a truly universal interface--while USB is called universal, some types of devices will just never run on USB, for a variety of reasons, and others work better on other standards--which can support pretty much anything you'd ever connect to a computer. They did this by combining PCIe--the way your computer interfaces with some of its internal hardware--with DisplayPort (I really hope that term doesn't need explanation...) and various other interface standards they'd already developed.

Which would be great if they weren't dead-set on pricing the cabling beyond fiber optics.

However, they did just change the interface jack on the iPhone to a smaller, dual-sided (Therefore, reversible.) cable. They probably mostly did that because a reversible jack is categorically better, but they're also going to make scads of money off the cables, peripherals, and licensed third-party crap.

QUOTE (wutherering @ Jul 9 2013, 05:53 PM) *
Speaking of egregiously overpriced cables, I recently saw a DVI cable at fry's for seventy or eighty bucks. Pretty dissapointing.


Monster Cables is the company that truly first taught me that there was no such thing as "human decency."
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Posted on: Jul 9 2013, 08:50 PM


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QUOTE (the_crazy_honors @ Jul 9 2013, 01:05 PM) *
Given the climate situation, I'm inclined to guess it might be a fig or something.


Also, apples are from Kazakhstan, which a geographically-minded person will recognize as being on the other side of a desert and a sea.

Maybe that's why Jesus went straight to "curse into barrenness" that time it wasn't fig season and so the tree had no fruit.



Also, speaking of the other kind of Apple, they sure love coming up with new things to charge you money for. I personally love their Thunderbolt cables as the great example. They make two kinds: 2 meters, and half a meter. Now, I know exactly why they do this, because they're marketing these in the states with all metric units, and Americans have no idea what the smurf a meter is. Half a meter is barely eighteen inches, and frankly their half-meter cable isn't even that long. Sure, they're useful for daisy-chaining a bunch of drives together, but that's about it. So, you have a cable that is useful in exactly one case, or a cable that will probably leave you with an extra three feet of uselessness just looping around.

The price of these cables? $30 for the half-meter, $40 for the two-meter. Allow me to make one thing perfectly clear: the only kind of cable even remotely worth this kind of cost per foot is fiber optic--BINARY THROUGH FLASHES OF LIGHT BECAUSE smurf WAITING FOR ELECTRON FLOW SERIOUSLY YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO APPRECIATE THIS--and it's not even this expensive. Seriously, two meters of the dual-stranded fiber we use to connect SRS BSNS routers to each other for our network infrastructure is half the price of this glorified USB 3.0.
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