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by emceng
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 477
Views: 226137

Re: Recommend a book

Non-fiction stuff: I read Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, which seemed appropriate for me. So glad I didn't buy it. Hated the writing, hated the author. It should have been a ten page pamphlet of meditation help, not 150+ pages of filler about how he likes biking and is a yuppie. Tim Ferriss: Also ...
by emceng
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

Well Pruitt is out. I guess that's good. He's a corrupt son of a bitch that should be locked up. Instead, he'll go into industry, get paid high six figures, maybe more, and fade into history as a terrible person. No consequences, except being vilified, and making lots and lots of money at the expens...
by emceng
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2284582

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/02/asia/tha ... index.html

Unexpected good news about the missing soccer team.
by emceng
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 474080

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Speaking of, just got a laptop/tablet/2in1. Have to install Steam on it, but can theoretically play any game I own. Just not anything heavy like Stellaris of course. Or Fallout 4. Or, actually, nearly all the games in my library. So... hmm. Any suggestions for games that are low demand on the syste...
by emceng
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 474080

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

I dont mind the steam controller, except for some lag issues, which might be related to interference and not the controller itself. Thought about using a 360 controller, but don't really want to spend money on the required dongle. I need it to be wireless, so can't use a wired controller or just pl...
by emceng
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 474080

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

....Plus I'd need a second steam controller, and not going to pay what is it $35-40 for one... ...I really don't like the Steam Controller much, so sometimes use an Xbox controller, but most often I just use a wireless keyboard and mouse... I had the Steam Controller for almost a week, I hated it, ...
by emceng
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 474080

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

The Steam Link is currently at 95% off, making it £2 + shipping. I guess it's a fairly niche bit of hardware, as it often ends up ludicrously reduced - I think I picked mine up for something similar. But shipping is still £7 or so - Amazon Prime has spoiled me. Yeah, I have one, and was considering...
by emceng
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 675
Views: 105743

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I'm getting a little tired of Civ. On the one hand I do enjoy the game, on the other it is a slog, especially when playing at Immortal. On standard maps or larger, culture victories are pointless. Pretty much the only way to do a culture victory is pretend diplomatic and science victories don't exis...
by emceng
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 474080

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Steam summer sale is here. I didn't really see any big deals. I picked up Portal 1+2, and the Halflife series. I already owned both, but Portal was on console, Halflife 2 was on a different steam account. Not bad for $6 I think.
by emceng
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

Because this is neither about rational economic interests, nor about things like morality, safety, etc. It's because immigrants are the scapegoat to distract from Republican's failed economic policies. They need someone to blame, and who better than "those people"? The harsher they treat ...
by emceng
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

by emceng
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 659568

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I was in a mansion. At one point I was with Data, and we were getting phasers out of a locker to fight bad guys. I motioned to point out that someone had been there already and grabbed the phaser rifles. Other stuff I can't remember, but part of it was walking around trying to solve a mystery. Then ...
by emceng
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

Helped get him elected to the most powerful position in the world. I'd say that's worth something. His election has altered American politics in a way that will take years -- if not decades -- to repair. Whatever it's worth, it wasn't worth the cost. This is only "good politics" if you do...
by emceng
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 659568

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Combo of a dark souls-esque game, Wheel of TIme, and real life. At one point, was trying to find hidden bad guys, black ajah-ish, but not exactly. Was meeting with this other woman(I was temporarily a woman), and she showed me some nettle leaves that people were going to eat later. But there was whi...
by emceng
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

But that's not true in real estate. It's an extremely cutthroat business. Trump did have an extremely effective strategy in real estate. He borrowed so much that the banks wouldn't dare call his debts, then renegotiated with those banks for debt reduction, then pocketed the money. He would negotiat...
by emceng
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

4) executive order that for every new regulation added, two be repealed --- This is completely idiotic. It barely would trick a 5 year old. Hey honey, you're not allowed to have 2 candy bars, but I don't care if you put six into a bowl of ice cream! I mean, I agree that regulations are not somethin...
by emceng
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

I fail to see his accomplishments. There seem to be three. 1) pushing through a tax bill to benefit the wealthy. 2) pack the judicial branch with right wingers, and 3) Damage the bureaucracy by appointing terrible cabinet members. All accomplishments if you have an anarcho-capitalist viewpoint, or ...
by emceng
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

I fail to see his accomplishments. There seem to be three. 1) pushing through a tax bill to benefit the wealthy. 2) pack the judicial branch with right wingers, and 3) Damage the bureaucracy by appointing terrible cabinet members. All accomplishments if you have an anarcho-capitalist viewpoint, or u...
by emceng
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 659568

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I was having my bachelor party, and for some reason we were going to a strip club a long drive from home. I didn't really want to go, and felt super tired. We got there, and the bouncer made some comment about my clothing. I looked down, and saw I was wearing swimming trunks on top of cargo shorts. ...
by emceng
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

This has been making the rounds in Canadian news, not sure if it's getting play in the American news or not: Counter-tariffs to target Republican leadership, swing states They need to freaking tariff Trump. Charge his properties higher taxes, if he sells anything(like those stupid steaks) slap huge...
by emceng
Thu May 31, 2018 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

Tariffs seem like a wonderful idea. Nothing like pissing off your allies to try and protect a tiny portion of the economy, at the same time causing major problems with large portions of the economy. Bravo. It's like John Oliver said, Trump manages to pick the worst possible option for nearly every d...
by emceng
Tue May 29, 2018 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 659568

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I had gone to work, but was super tired. So I snuck out at about 10 AM to take a nap, either at home or in my car. My sister was at my house, and my car was at our northern facility. I woke up in my house, and asked what time it was. It was around quarter to 6 PM, and I freaked out because I slept t...
by emceng
Sun May 27, 2018 10:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 659568

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I was in a casino. The management had a policy for the maximum that could be bet at one time, but new management was changing that. The guy that used to be in charge was upset, partly because he cared for the people gambling. He thought that no limit betting would cause more people to go bankrupt, a...
by emceng
Sat May 26, 2018 11:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 659568

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I was outside the house I grew up in. Saw that a large tree had fallen over, that was already half dead with no branches. I needed my brother's help to chop it up and move it, because I didn't know how to use the chainsaw. He cut it up, and we moved part of it. We talked about how it was easier to d...
by emceng
Fri May 25, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 659568

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I was in a large house with a bar. There was a guy that tried to kill me. I think because I’d killed someone with a desiccating gun, kind of like the end of Indiana Jones and the guy that drank from the wrong grail. But I killed the second guy as well. Then someone else came to the door. I had to hi...
by emceng
Wed May 23, 2018 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

Rant Democrats had dominated the senate and house for decades prior to the 90s, and have had near complete control of many states at one point or another. They couldve gotten rid of gerrymandering in some fashion, but havent, because they use it too. Its a demon of their own devices. /rant The Rs a...
by emceng
Tue May 22, 2018 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 659568

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Was in a medical robe because I was going to have an operation. Was trying to figure out if I should go to the bathroom before or after. Male doctor or nurse bugged me about stuff. I decided to go, and went into a bathroom. It had two toilets right next to each other, no stalls. Tried to sit on one,...
by emceng
Mon May 21, 2018 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

I feel that is a false dichotomy, and suspect most Democrats would agree. W Bush drew opposition from the Dems for starting a pointless war. Obama was opposed by the GOP for not being a republican. Trump is getting Democratic opposition because every fucking thing he does is terrible.
by emceng
Thu May 17, 2018 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

If Clinton had won, her top priority would have been helping herself, not helping the country. Probably not even in her top 3. But I think it would be in her top 5 priorities. umm...Excuse me...But, uh...No FU's allowed. Sooo...I'm more than a little offended. I think Mrs. Clinton would have held t...
by emceng
Thu May 17, 2018 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

My point was not that Dems dislike or impede their own drive for power. It's that the GOP has abandoned the good of the country completely. If Clinton had won, her top priority would have been helping herself, not helping the country. Probably not even in her top 3. But I think it would be in her to...
by emceng
Wed May 16, 2018 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

If Obama wanted it to be "the US's agreement", there was a way to get that. He didn't do that. So, no, it's just his administration's promise. Legally, it's super clear, and no, you shouldn't be at all surprised that Republicans do not feel bound by Obama's word without legal support. Cli...
by emceng
Wed May 16, 2018 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 659568

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I was in a house that apparently I lived in, but isn’t familiar. I heard someone at the door, and when I went to it, my friends Paul, Kyle, and Chris walked in. I was surprised and super happy to see them, and gave Paul a big hug. We were going to road trip from Fargo to Minneapolis for a party. We ...
by emceng
Tue May 15, 2018 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 659568

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Looks really cool, but no, not familiar.
by emceng
Tue May 15, 2018 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 659568

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Was in a tunnel with Derek. We were trying to decide how to do something - extend the tunnel, or something. There were ancient steps made of jade at the end of the tunnel in the ceiling, and we were talking about removing two steps, or digging around them or something. Something about being on vacat...
by emceng
Mon May 14, 2018 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 659568

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I was at a dinner party and was telling a story about being on a bridge when it collapsed in 2012. I was saying how I was super lucky because I hadn’t worn my coat that night, and if I had I would have drowned. Something about the bridge dumping me in the water, then I was just hanging out in the wa...
by emceng
Wed May 09, 2018 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/daniels-lawyer-cohen-got-500k-russian-oligarch-viktor-vekselberg-n872481 So this is basically bringing to light what everyone has been thinking since the beginning. Trump is getting money through back channels. 1) AT&T, who was being looked at for anti-trust ...
by emceng
Tue May 08, 2018 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6432
Views: 498629

Re: Trump presidency

Mutex wrote:* Some other stuff I can't even remember it was so inane - I keep thinking I must've misremembered what he says because it doesn't really make sense as an argument


This pretty much sums up his presidency.
by emceng
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3351
Views: 659568

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I was thinking about moving to a wooded island that was in New York. Drove there, and stopped at a state park. Other people were leaving because it was starting to rain. I was thinking about living there to write a book, but then found out the only way to get to the island was via a ferry. Another p...
by emceng
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1895
Views: 476045

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Deva wrote:Innovation?


Thank you! It's been bugging me for a while, and I just couldn't find the right search terms.
by emceng
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1895
Views: 476045

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Euro board game. Played it around 2013. It's a card only game, no board, no tokens if I recall correctly. It involves building inventions in different eras, and you can chain the builds together. I think there were 7 total eras. Inventions were grouped into color codes. You played the horizontally, ...

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