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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Giant Speck » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:22 pm UTC

addams wrote:
Giant Speck wrote:IT WON'T STOP RAINING.

Did it ever stop raining?


It rained for about twenty-four hours straight. It was not fun.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:20 am UTC

Giant Speck wrote:
addams wrote:
Giant Speck wrote:IT WON'T STOP RAINING.

Did it ever stop raining?


It rained for about twenty-four hours straight. It was not fun.

oh. I know about rain. I am glad it let up for you.

Pink!
Pink!
The word Pink! does not do it justice.

We do not get a spectacular sunset every night.
Some nights it rains.

Tonight it did not rain.
Pink! Every night has a predominate palette.
Many are that common purply-orange. Common.

Tonight was Pink!
The daylight hours poured normal warming winter sunlight onto the Earth.

As the day aged, the light began to change as usual.
It went from yellow to creamy yellow.
Then the Pink! started.

When the light was shifting from creamy yellow to Pink!
I saw a stand of Alder in what looked like a spot light.

The white bark of the Alder trees seemed to glow.
The swollen buds on the Alder turned Pink/Red.

The sun light kept getting more Pink! and more Pink!
I saw a hillside of evergreen trees with a Huge Pink! Spotlight lighting that one hill and no other.
Why? I don't know. I do know, no one has ever told me the name of that color. I use Pink! There must be another word.

The color that was bouncing off that hillside is not a Normal color.
Green bathed in Pink!

The color Pink! was everywhere.
What it did to other colors was unexpected.

It turned Orange soil to Red and Yellow and Orange with Blue shadows.
Why were the shadows Blue? I don't know.

The color Pink! lingered in the sky.
The clouds were sculpted by Pink!

After the sun was gone and before dark descended, the clouds in the sky were Pink!
Ice Crystals high up were catching the last rays of a very Pink! sunset.

Finely the color washed out to deep grays and purple and the stars became visible.
It is a Light Show every night. You can see it on a screen anytime you choose to.

And; It is warmer sitting in front of a computer. Good computer. Good.


edit***
In another thread, a poster used the term, Rose colored glasses.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/throug ... ed+glasses

It is nice to see the world in Pink!
Maybe, the world needs Rose colored Glasses.

Did you know there were some studies done?
http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-t ... -tank-pink
Those studies had an effect on a bunch of Drunks.

The poor babies. They were exposed to 20 minutes of 'what the fuck?'
What would you think? Pink?
http://thevisualcommunicationguy.com/20 ... n-inmates/

I painted a house that color, one time.
Not all by myself! The first time I was at work.

It was dark the first time I saw it.
It glowed in the dark. It was a Big House.

Some of the neighbors were offended.
Not all. Some.

I did not use that color, because of the studies.
I went to the house after work in the dark.

There was a large plant in bloom.
I took a blossom from the plant and matched it to a paint chip.

That was Weird. I was at work during daylight hours.
I had to work to buy the house.

I was given Orders by Someone!
The painter will be painting in the morning.

When the house is painted, the papers can be signed.
The painter won't paint without a color to paint with.

Choose a color and do it Now!
I knew I must choose a color, after work.

See? I did not intend to vandalize the neighborhood.
I thought it was funny. Besides, Paint is temporary. Any Red fades quickly.

It faded to a nice pink.
As I replaced the color wall by wall, I toned it down a bit.
I loved that Old House. ech. I love Cars, too.

I am slutty that way. I have affection for inanimate objects.
I am able to feel affection for animate objects, too.
Sometimes it is darned hard.

That Old House was like owning a bridge.
There was always something that could and should be done.

It was Huge. Well? It was a Guest House.
This the The Rant Thread! Not, Whiners Corner.

Fucking Christmas. A-Fucking-gen! Fuck!
Looks like a nice day out there.

But'; It's Not! No! It's Christmas!
I have been caught unaware by Christmas, in the Past.
Spoiler:
(I am Acutely Aware this is Christmas today.)
Yet; It means nothing to me.


Weird. I know. I knew it happened, after it happened.
For me that was a blessed relief. It took some getting used to.

This one day is like all other days. The People hold it a Sacred.
Therefore; What? Therefore it can be a lot of fun.

Everyone play with your favorite toy!
Why do you need a new toy, today?

Spoiled 21st Century People.
I think you don't need anything.

You want to be able to look at evidence of God's Love For You.
The way you get that is Who will shower you with Gifts?

No. That can't be it.
You want to know you are loved.
The way you know is by counting the gifts and dividing by the givers?

The whole Christmas Gift giving thing is weird for me.
Any kind of ritualized gift giving is weird for me.

I am not Autistic! Autistic people sometime struggle with it, too.
It is a birthday! Bring a gift!

Christmas is everyone's birthday, all at once.
They say it is Jesus' birthday. But; ech.

No fucking wonder there are so many domestic arguments on this day.
Hanging out alone is not that much fun. Domestic Arguments are even less fun.

It is some people's birthday, today.
Those people have a birthday that is not forgotten, often.

Some 11 year old kid, standing in the middle of the Christmas celebration yelling, "It's MY Birthday!"
People are stupid. Even the bright ones.

Do we have a whiner's corner? I whine a lot. That can't be good.
Charming in a dog. Weird in a human.

***Hey*** maybe there is a God that wants humans to be happy and non-violent.
That God sent a Pink! Spotlight. Well... That was the Christmas Gift from God.

What am I supposed to give back? See? Gift giving rituals are stupid.
Unless they are the rituals I like.

Gift Giving Rules by Me.
1. When you feel like giving someone something, give it.
2. When you don't; Don't.

Same pressure Everyday.
It is fun. Some girls and boys wear something they don't like and give it to the first person that compliments it.

Mix the cultures a little and White People get all pissed off.
I know. I have seen it.

The rule says, if someone compliments you on something; you give it to them.
But; You don't have to!

They sort of Have To take it.
--Don't do the False Compliment thing with those people--

White People will use the compliment in a way that is meant to Cut.
Some call it Sarcasm. It is Common.

We often say what something is not to highlight what it is.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby UniqueScreenname » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:51 pm UTC

I coughed, and somehow pulled a muscle in my back. It doesn't make even an iota of sense.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:05 pm UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:I coughed, and somehow pulled a muscle in my back. It doesn't make even an iota of sense.

Yes, it does.
I am sorry you are hurt.

How the cough works?
Honey; You have the internet.

Look it up. The cough.
The good ole' Val Salva Maneuver.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valsalva_maneuver

You spell it your way. I will spell it my way.
Beware the Val Salva.

Coughing is hard work for the body.
The little huh-hum. Is no big deal.

The cough that comes with Whooping Cough uses every muscle in the body.
Don't get Whooping Cough. ok?
http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/about/signs-symptoms.html
Edit.
I still feel like Ranting.
The following are two old poems.
Merry Christmas.

A kiss of the sun for Pardon.
The song of the Birds for Mirth.
One is nearer God's heart in a Garden
Than anywhere else on Earth.

by Dorthy Gurney.
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Dorothy_Frances_Gurney

Prayer indeed is Good.
But; While calling on the Gods.
A man himself should lend a hand.

by Hippocrates 460-->370 BCE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocrates

Five Hundred Years before the birth of Christ.
Five Hundred years.
That is a long time.

Rant.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby quetzal1234 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:11 am UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:I coughed, and somehow pulled a muscle in my back. It doesn't make even an iota of sense.

Earlier this year I coughed so hard I cracked a rib. It fucking sucked.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Dark Avorian » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:24 pm UTC

Time for a petty rant. I really dislike spending time with my grandmother. I don't actually dislike her, but it just seems like the only things she does when I'm there is criticize the way my family does things, or talk about how horrible things are. It just seems unpleasant.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:01 pm UTC

Dark Avorian wrote:Time for a petty rant. I really dislike spending time with my grandmother. I don't actually dislike her, but it just seems like the only things she does when I'm there is criticize the way my family does things, or talk about how horrible things are. It just seems unpleasant.

That is not petty.
It sounds like GrandMa is.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Dark Avorian » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:10 pm UTC

Onto a more fun rant. Fuck sandwiches. Well, let me be a bit more specific: fuck normal, run-of-the-mill, pack me in a brown bag sandwiches. Paninis are tasty, big awesome subs are tasty, toasted bread with melty cheese and sweet meats and a good kick of spice, all those interesting sandwiches are fine. But ham and cheese, or turkey, or PBJ, ew. I'm not sure who decided this was hte optimal lunch food (well actually, sticking shit between two pieces of bread is easy...so I guess I do get it) but I cannot stand them.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby poxic » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:45 pm UTC

Dark Avorian wrote:sweet meats

Interesting sandwiches you eat.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:52 pm UTC

Dark Avorian wrote:Onto a more fun rant. Fuck sandwiches. Well, let me be a bit more specific: fuck normal, run-of-the-mill, pack me in a brown bag sandwiches. Paninis are tasty, big awesome subs are tasty, toasted bread with melty cheese and sweet meats and a good kick of spice, all those interesting sandwiches are fine. But ham and cheese, or turkey, or PBJ, ew. I'm not sure who decided this was hte optimal lunch food (well actually, sticking shit between two pieces of bread is easy...so I guess I do get it) but I cannot stand them.

ech.
Maybe, GrandMa has a point.
Are you all a bunch of Picky-Eaters and Whiners?

You hate sandwiches? Really?
I think, you must not be hungry.

I don't like Goat. I eat it and do not complain.
ewww. Goat sandwiches with goat cheese, washed down with warm goat's milk.
(gack) Even the thought leaves me thrashing around and thinking a fast may be in order.

But; A Beef sandwich with provolone cheese from beef milk, washed down with cold cow's milk sounds ok.
(shrug) Each to his or her own. If you are not hungry, don't eat it.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Mousepup » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:07 am UTC

Mmm, nom... Cabbage and tomato on pita bread, with mustard and sriracha! Or sweet peppers and tomato, either fresh and/or roasted! Or- ah, topic drift.

To quote Millicent Mehitabel Mudd, "I object to pants as a measure of dignity." Hm. I'm still not hyperventilating, perhaps I should vent a bit more... seriously.

I object to "tolerance" as a measure of dignity. I tolerate the inconveniences left by the ducks that swarm around my home. I tolerate the madness season that accompanies puberty. I tolerate the difficulty in finding comfy shoes for my oddly-shaped feet. I do not tolerate diversity. I am thankful for diversity. I am thankful for the opportunity to broaden my horizons by inviting thoughts that I never would have formed from my own experiences alone. I am thankful for the opportunity I've been given, and mourn the opportunity I've wasted, to help make possible for some one the experience of feeling safe to express those thoughts. I do not "tolerate" people whom I don't understand, and I hope I can find in myself what it takes to stop showing tolerance for such vulgar language.

I object to tolerance as a measure of dignity. I feel hurt every time some one commends me on having achieved tolerance for beauty and wonder and strength, because it is worse than a low goal. It is a slimy presupposition which is insulting to my dignity, so I invite a guess as to where it ought be stuck.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby 3rdtry » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:55 pm UTC

Children are literally the most annoying thing that exists.

And I'm using "literally" right here.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:35 pm UTC

Mousepup wrote:Mmm, nom... Cabbage and tomato on pita bread, with mustard and sriracha! Or sweet peppers and tomato, either fresh and/or roasted! Or- ah, topic drift.

To quote Millicent Mehitabel Mudd, "I object to pants as a measure of dignity." Hm. I'm still not hyperventilating, perhaps I should vent a bit more... seriously.

I object to "tolerance" as a measure of dignity. I tolerate the inconveniences left by the ducks that swarm around my home. I tolerate the madness season that accompanies puberty. I tolerate the difficulty in finding comfy shoes for my oddly-shaped feet. I do not tolerate diversity. I am thankful for diversity. I am thankful for the opportunity to broaden my horizons by inviting thoughts that I never would have formed from my own experiences alone. I am thankful for the opportunity I've been given, and mourn the opportunity I've wasted, to help make possible for some one the experience of feeling safe to express those thoughts. I do not "tolerate" people whom I don't understand, and I hope I can find in myself what it takes to stop showing tolerance for such vulgar language.

I object to tolerance as a measure of dignity. I feel hurt every time some one commends me on having achieved tolerance for beauty and wonder and strength, because it is worse than a low goal. It is a slimy presupposition which is insulting to my dignity, so I invite a guess as to where it ought be stuck.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:08 pm UTC

Yay! Hospitalized for a kidney stone! Awesome! /s
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby poxic » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:50 am UTC

Ow. Get better (de-stoned?) soon.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:34 am UTC

oh. Rumor says Kidney Stones can be very painful.
I am sorry you are hurt.

Good medical care should set things 'right' in no time.
Let us know how you are, when you can read and write again.

I find that stuff interesting.
Tell us everything.

Sound to break it up?
Drugs? what?
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby poxic » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:00 am UTC

I think it's usually drugs first, to stop the screaming, then sound to break up the things that cause the screaming.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:38 am UTC

poxic wrote:I think it's usually drugs first, to stop the screaming, then sound to break up the things that cause the screaming.

Yes. Let's hope he is getting the best care available.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:38 pm UTC

aw poor guy. that cannot be fun.
speedy recovery to you, friend!

see also: knee injury aggravations.

of late, my left knee, the previously shattered one is being a huge deusch and painful and stiff and stuff. it hasn't done this in at least a year or so. (my my. two years. how the time flies.)
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:37 am UTC

Thanks for the well wishes everyone. Yea, it was extremely painful before I went to the hospital, second only (maybe equal) to the pain that led to my last root canal. And it came with vomiting to boot. There was lots of drugs to get me through the night, then they used a laser to break it up and pull out the pieces. I feel a thousand million times better.

Sorry to hear about your knee Tom, load bearing joint pain is a bitch, hope you feel better soon.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:38 am UTC

Yea! You are all better!
Good.

A Lazer?? How interesting is that?
Not sound, but light?

ok. as long as it worked.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:07 am UTC

addams wrote:A Lazer?? How interesting is that?
Not sound, but light?
Yep. They had a tiny camera equipped with a tiny thermal laser that they used to break the stone up until the pieces were small enough to safely extract. In hindsight its pretty awesome, before the procedure I was in too much pain to appreciate it beyond the fact that it would make me feel better.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:31 am UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:
addams wrote:A Lazer?? How interesting is that?
Not sound, but light?
Yep. They had a tiny camera equipped with a tiny thermal laser that they used to break the stone up until the pieces were small enough to safely extract. In hindsight its pretty awesome, before the procedure I was in too much pain to appreciate it beyond the fact that it would make me feel better.

Link? Do you have any links?
That is amazing.

Have you given it any thought to what that would have been like for you fifty to seventy-five years ago?
It would have Sucked!

I am so glad you did not suffer that way.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SlyReaper » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:37 pm UTC

I return home after 2 weeks and find one of my circuit breakers flipped. The fridge is off. Stuff in the freezer has spoiled, and it's going to take longer to cool the beers I just put in. /firstworldproblems
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Mambrino » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:28 pm UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:
addams wrote:A Lazer?? How interesting is that?
Not sound, but light?
Yep. They had a tiny camera equipped with a tiny thermal laser that they used to break the stone up until the pieces were small enough to safely extract. In hindsight its pretty awesome, before the procedure I was in too much pain to appreciate it beyond the fact that it would make me feel better.


Excuse me, but I just wanted to say that I find it quite awesome that we're living (soon) in the year 2014 and shooting people with lasers is a standard medical practise. To get rid of kidney stones of all things, which we've been able to remove somewhat successfully since before Hippocrates.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:03 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:I return home after 2 weeks and find one of my circuit breakers flipped. The fridge is off. Stuff in the freezer has spoiled, and it's going to take longer to cool the beers I just put in. /firstworldproblems

My brother gave me some EPA's he brewed. But he'd just bottled them, so it'll be at least two weeks before I can drink them.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:22 pm UTC

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Postby Jumble » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:14 am UTC

...and I'm back on a crowded commuter train heading to London (no seats) to face so much work I've not a clue where to start. Fuck but I hate January. I chose a hell of a month to give up drinking...
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby 3rdtry » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:24 pm UTC

Steam. There are so many usability problems and bugs in their web interface it's not even funny. And it's always sooooooo slow, assuming the servers are even up. It annoys me that such a shitty service has gained a good reputation just because it's made by Valve.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:36 pm UTC

3rdtry wrote:Steam. There are so many usability problems and bugs in their web interface it's not even funny. And it's always sooooooo slow, assuming the servers are even up. It annoys me that such a shitty service has gained a good reputation just because it's made by Valve.

I'd argue that it was meant to be used through it's client, but that sucks too.

It gained a good reputation not because Value made it (Seriously, Steam fucking sucked until 2006 or 7 or so*) but because.. and biting off a quotation here... it's the worst DRM solution, except for all the others that have been tried.

The cheap games don't hurt it either.

But yeah, it's still got a host of problems associated with it. The non-transferability of games between accounts doesn't seem like a big issue, until you hit a situation where a user makes a mistake and adds a game to the wrong account - think parents buying a game for Sammy, but accidentally putting it on little Pat's account. Because their kids are kids and demand separate Steam accounts on their personal PCs so they can multiplay with each other.

But yeah, I spent about 10 minutes last night trying to buy something as it kept saying "Cannot add to your cart". One could argue that I was using an iPhone to do it... but I was using the Steam app. There shouldn't be a lot of data moving between Points A and B on that transaction to cause problems, yet.. there we were.

At any rate, Steam's rep is on it's own merits. It's just that it's own merits are currently being the best steaming pile of shit on the market.


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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Yakk » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:43 pm UTC

+1 SecondTalon. I remember when Steam sucked, and everyone knew it sucked, and people wondered why Valve would inflict such a sucky suck on us.

Now, it sucks less than other things. So it appears to be good.

(I mean, have you tried using other DRM-encrusted gaming estores? They suck -- probably as much as Steam sucked at one point.)

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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:31 pm UTC

Eh, things go... funny.. when you have recursive filters.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:05 pm UTC

am i the only one here that has had exactly zero issues with steam? (though i didn't start using it til about 07 ish so i may not have seen it at its worst)


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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Yakk » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:49 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Eh, things go... funny.. when you have recursive filters.

Every response would have the names flopping back and forth I think? So if A->X B Y, and B->A, what happens is A->X B Y->X A Y->X X B Y Y->X X A Y Y->X X X B Y Y Y->infinity and beyond.

A simple A->B->A without whitespace should work fine. Or maybe not.
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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:03 pm UTC

From what I recall, what actually happens is that everything ends up the same word, and maybe 10% of the time it flops to the other word. I think you have to do something like A > C, B > A, C > B for it to work right. Otherwise it swaps A for B.. then swaps all the B (including the newly filtered) to A.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby lgw » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:44 pm UTC

I must be the only one who thinks Steam used to be great, and has gone downhill every year? Once the Steam client was lightweight and Just Worked. Now it's "patching 100MB" over my slow DSL every freaking time I want to play a Steam game, no I don't care about the stupid Steam client, just launch my damn game. I now shop GoG first, despite being perfectly OK with Steam's DRM.

Plus Steam's logic for game updates was deliberately worsened last year. Before, it was possible to play one game while downloading/patching another. Now, it's not, as far as I can tell. WTF? Who decided "hey, let's pay for coders to make life suck more for people with slow connections"? I'd like to meet that person, and kick him inna fork!
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SlyReaper » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:26 pm UTC

lgw wrote:I must be the only one who thinks Steam used to be great, and has gone downhill every year? Once the Steam client was lightweight and Just Worked. Now it's "patching 100MB" over my slow DSL every freaking time I want to play a Steam game, no I don't care about the stupid Steam client, just launch my damn game. I now shop GoG first, despite being perfectly OK with Steam's DRM.

Plus Steam's logic for game updates was deliberately worsened last year. Before, it was possible to play one game while downloading/patching another. Now, it's not, as far as I can tell. WTF? Who decided "hey, let's pay for coders to make life suck more for people with slow connections"? I'd like to meet that person, and kick him inna fork!

If you alt-tab out of the game, you can go to the Steam client and resume the download. But I agree it's an annoying feature with no obvious reason for being there. Also, some games throw a wobbly if you alt-tab in and out of them.

Personally, I have no problems whatsoever with the Steam client, and almost every PC game I own was bought through Steam. However, it must suck indeed if you can't get a decent connection speed.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby roband » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:41 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Eh, things go... funny.. when you have recursive filters.

How was it that every word on the forum ended up being the same word again? *=[the word] ?

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby eran_rathan » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:45 pm UTC

Sustainable, sustainable sustainable sustainable sustainable? Sustainable sustainable sustainable sustainable sustainable, sustainable sustainable sustainable.

Sustainable? Sustainable.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby freezeblade » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:11 pm UTC

eran_rathan wrote:Sustainable, sustainable sustainable sustainable sustainable? Sustainable sustainable sustainable sustainable sustainable, sustainable sustainable sustainable.

Sustainable? Sustainable.


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