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by thorgold
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3248
Views: 566031

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I dreamt I was an agent for The Foundation. An SCP was loose that had some connection to Abrahamic religious restrictions on dead animal corpses; if someone effected by a memetic virus saw a corpse, they went crazy, engaging in increasingly erratic acts culminating in ritual suicide. I came across t...
by thorgold
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Non-Sequitur Showdown.
Replies: 3869
Views: 410877

Re: Non-Sequitur Showdown.

Pumpernickel shield. Avast, comrade, this night we dine on a mountaintop with sweet wines and bitter herbs. Horatio, how thou dost smell!
by thorgold
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25495
Views: 1714932

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. Unfortunately, you're not very good at it, and your first jaunt sends you to the Heliosphere of the sun.

I wish that UPS would deliver my packages on time (and no using XKCD #921!)
by thorgold
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3248
Views: 566031

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I dreamt I was back with my NASS company, heading out to a virtual reality wargame. I was tasked with holding some position or another with my squad after being inserted by Osprey. Before we were inserted, we were all getting ready in our barracks, and then everything went to hell when artillery sta...
by thorgold
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 38404

Re: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?

So, last one left, eh?

Turns off the lights.
by thorgold
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2520089

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Wait, so if "Yes, I'm just looking" is unacceptable, is "No, I'm just looking" also unacceptable? I will very frequently meander around a store if I have already found what I was looking for just to see what else the store has on the shelves. I'm not looking for anything in part...
by thorgold
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2550
Views: 404440

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

To the Moon, on Steam.

It's $5, 5 hours long, and it's a story game. The soundtrack is $2. And it is one of the very few works of storytelling that I have legitimately shed tears over. I can't recommend this harder.
by thorgold
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1491
Views: 293512

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

I'm surprised as hell that this is nowhere on the forum. To the Moon. I'm not an emotional guy. I can get attached to characters, I feel for plot twists, but I don't get emotional when I read books, watch movies, or play games in terms of tearing up over the characters. I can count on one hand the n...
by thorgold
Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What **should** you be doing right now?
Replies: 1272
Views: 82805

Re: What **should** you be doing right now?

Writing a summary of Les Misérables. Writing a comparison of the parliamentary democratic system vs. the American congressional system. Writing the intro to my short story. Writing a revision to my thesis on philosophy/theology. Studying the product systems coming up this week at my job. But people ...
by thorgold
Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2520089

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Retail folks, I'm not paid by commission. I'm paid hourly, which means I get paid whether I help you find what you're looking for or not. I am an expert in my field of technology and my associates are experts in their fields, which means we are more than capable of helping you find products that mat...
by thorgold
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2114340

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

My entire life I've wanted to join the US Military. I have the personality and mindset for it and I've grown up in the military culture since I was born (not the "Brat who knows the entire UCMJ" way, but the "Live by a code of excellence" way). There's never been a doubt in my mi...
by thorgold
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2520089

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

It's so cold and windy today. :( Are you in the Midwest? It's suicide weather today. I seriously wonder how the weather is affecting me despite my being completely isolated from the outside environment - I'm in a heated basement with no windows to the outside and an ambient temperature of 68 degree...
by thorgold
Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to everyone?
Replies: 121
Views: 26673

Re: What’s the best piece of advice you could give to everyo

Sort of. I still sadly cannot vote for Google for president. Hahahaha! It's funny because he believes in democracy. Google's an autocratic hivemind, your silly notions of public representation are useless. In regards to advice: The person responsible for your welfare is you. Not your parents, not y...
by thorgold
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2520089

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Few things make me murderously angry in this world. Actually, scratch that, a lot of things get me murderously angry. Three things take top priority, though. The first is child abuse, pretty straightforward. The second is entitled snobs who don't tip their servers and tailgate anyone doing less than...
by thorgold
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing science misconceptions
Replies: 161
Views: 23360

Re: Amusing science misconceptions

Menacing Spike wrote:comments

Mother of God. The comments. The comments...
by thorgold
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3248
Views: 566031

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I dreamt that I was waking up late for everything. I woke up late to my Cross Country meet, which led to my disqualification and my team failing to making it to Sectionals. I was also late for work, so I got chewed out and sent home. I startled awake, feeling depressed until I looked at my clock and...
by thorgold
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing science misconceptions
Replies: 161
Views: 23360

Re: Amusing science misconceptions

Yeah, "gives you energy", like "boosts your immune system" and "removes toxins", is one of those claims that's generally neither specific nor backed up with any actual facts. Well, "gives you energy" is easy enough to justify, even if it is the vaguest of ben...
by thorgold
Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13192
Views: 1213665

Re: Today I Learned

While we're talking logistics, we'd also need a computer with universe-sized storage capacity, which would need to be universe-sized itself. Queue mind-blowing moment. What differentiates a universe-sized computer from the universe itself? Or even better - since you're storing the computer "ou...
by thorgold
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing science misconceptions
Replies: 161
Views: 23360

Re: Amusing science misconceptions

It has to have at least some basis, shouldn't it? Drinking hot tea at least makes you feel somewhat better when you get a cold. I have a feeling it's just a case of insane troll logic. Horse chestnuts - in reality, not healthy or even edible (it's fairly toxic to humans and, ironically, horses), bu...
by thorgold
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5119
Views: 713423

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome


1. Mother of GOD that is awesome
2. The top comment deserves its own CMoA:
    Step 1: Buy product
    Step 2: Get in a large box
    Step 3: Turn on product
    Step 4: Annoy the fuck out of Squidward
by thorgold
Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6329510

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

We did not invent context. Context consistently finds Jesus. Context killed Jeeves.
The context is banned in China. The context is from Jersey. Context constantly finds Jesus.
This is not the context. This is close.
by thorgold
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13192
Views: 1213665

Re: Today I Learned

TIL About random number generators throughout the information age, from the tick-from-startup seed RNGs of gaming consoles to the IBM charlie foxtrot to the RNGs that use cosmic background radiation to ensure randomness. Also, from a philosophical standpoint, there's a debate whether there's a diffe...
by thorgold
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2520089

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

October bleh. I don't know which is worse: 1) That my parents read an essay I wrote for a college app despite me explicitly asking them not to, due to it covering several private/argumentative topics (which lead to an hours-long discussion) 2) That I knew, beforehand, that they'd read it anyway, so ...
by thorgold
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6329510

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

That one near the end with the bookshelf is actually pretty cool. As for the rest...

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by thorgold
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2520089

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Everywhere I've ever lived, the idea of tipping a delivery driver, or a bartender, or a coffee shop server, or a taxi driver is entirely alien. I've only ever tipped waiting staff in the UK (the standard 10%), and don't tip at all in East Asia. I'd get screwed over so much if I lived in the US, jus...
by thorgold
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6329510

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Ever get that "Screw English, I'm speaking Spanish" feeling on the tip of your tongue?

Me lo gusta.
by thorgold
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Laptop LCD Discoloration
Replies: 0
Views: 1916

Laptop LCD Discoloration

http://i.imgur.com/gIzm6l.jpg That's my laptop screen, an 18" LCD on a Lenovo 0873. Along the side of the display you can see the problem - there's an area of the screen that is discolored when the screen has bright lighting of any kind. For white areas, it turns it to that yellow/pink color, ...
by thorgold
Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6329510

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Steax wrote:Memo to self:

Image

So gonna use this.

Memo to Self:
Use this as an avatar sometime in the future.
by thorgold
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6329510

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

The internet, with all its archived data, is a weird place, especially when it comes to lifespans. For some reason, despite the variety of webcomics I read, I've never read Shlock Mercenary - until now, that is, and I've archive binged through the year 2001 at this point. What's interesting, though,...
by thorgold
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3248
Views: 566031

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I was attending the US Naval Academy, in college. I was walking into a classroom where I had to take a test, part of which involved writing an essay on a laptop. Midway through, I pulled out a phone (timer?) and the screen flashed with a "NO PHONE ZONE" image and I was tackled for it. Back...
by thorgold
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2520089

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

bigglesworth wrote:
thorgold wrote:It doesn't make sense to pay delivery guys per hour when 90% of the time we're sitting around waiting for the next order to finish.
They manage to do it in the UK.

Hm. Well.

Shit.
by thorgold
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2520089

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Delivery jobs are even worse, as we're not paid hourly but on a per-job basis. In short, approximately half of a server's pay comes from the customer directly through tips; when you don't pay the full 15%, you are ripping us off. Wait delivery jobs are paid per job and depending on how much is actu...
by thorgold
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2520089

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Consumers: If you purchase any product that gives you the option to tip your server, the MINIMUM is 15%. Baristas, waiters, even pizza guys - we all are paid with tips in mind; the minimum hourly wage is reduced for jobs that have tips involved. Delivery jobs are even worse, as we're not paid hourly...
by thorgold
Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ideas/Brain Crack
Replies: 20
Views: 3869

Re: Ideas/Brain Crack

Liquid nitrogen cooling pack. Having dealt with shin splints and being annoyed by various methods of cooling (melting ice packs, bulky water cooling systems, etc), I've always wondered whether a "cold sink" air cooling system would work. Take a tank of liquid nitrogen (w/ pressure release,...
by thorgold
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Did you become less idealistic as you got older?
Replies: 19
Views: 5144

Re: Did you become less idealistic as you got older?

#137 comes to mind. But yeah, I've noticed a steady decline in motivation. It's like highschool - you see people burn out in Junior year and get "Senioritis" once they realize that maximum effort isn't necessary. Once you reach a level of competence and stability, it's very tempting to ju...
by thorgold
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5119
Views: 713423

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Not so awesome: My nice road bike was stolen from my basement two days ago - roommates and I still haven't figured out how they managed it. Awesome: It was sitting outside my front door when I left to go to class this morning! Good Guy Thief: "Borrows" your bike, remembers to return it la...
by thorgold
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5119
Views: 713423

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Not so awesome: My nice road bike was stolen from my basement two days ago - roommates and I still haven't figured out how they managed it. Awesome: It was sitting outside my front door when I left to go to class this morning! Good Guy Thief: "Borrows" your bike, remembers to return it la...
by thorgold
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3248
Views: 566031

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Oh, hey there, childhood phobias. To think I'd gotten over you! Fell asleep in a way that my arm fell asleep completely - shoulder down. Dream translated that as fire ants . I had a bad run in with the physical manifestations of SATAN as a toddler; I went outside, barefoot, in Texas, and stepped dir...
by thorgold
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13192
Views: 1213665

Re: Today I Learned

Adacore wrote:
thorgold wrote:TIL: I'm a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist! :D

Nice! :D

Thanks. Though pretty much the only barrier between semifinalist and finalist is YET MORE PAPERWORK. Combined with Service Academy and ROTC paperwork, I'm rapidly losing control of the situation in my file cabinet.
by thorgold
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6329510

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

No? Doesn't sound like something from 1984 at all? Now that you mention 1984, I see where you're coming from. However, "Ministry of Tablature" doesn't exactly strike a chord of terror in me. Afterthought: Oh god I punned that without thinking, I'm so sorry. Which, given my signature, is p...

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