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chyron8472

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#1198466
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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ChainsawAsh said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Handman said:

Dek Rollins said:

My second-to-oldest brother’s girlfriend had to move into our house because her parents were moving and she wanted to stay. Now we have all of her many large boxes of stuff cluttering up places in the house. I also feel awkward around her, because of course, she’s living in our house and I don’t know her. I went to plug in my school-issued laptop for the night since it’s a little low on charge, but as I was trying to pull my cord out of the power strip pile, I realized that it wasn’t stuck on something, it was plugged into her laptop. And me being a person who hates unnecessary social confrontation put my computer away, and I will now go to bed. Happy 420 everyone.

She had to?

What about… no.

Drive her away. Be a perv.

That’s not the answer to every problem, Duracell.

It is an answer. It’s just probably not the correct one.

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#1198376
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Random Thoughts
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Collipso said:

Leonardo said:

SilverWook said:

Leonardo said:

Hello there! What did I miss?
obiwan

Hi Leo! You picked a fine time to pop in. 😉

Hi Silverwook! haven’t had time to read a lot of posts but I do smell a bit of cordite even in this very thread, am I wrong?

not at all… we lost both warbler and _ender the past few months and tensions are rising with chyron

No, I just needed to cool off. Also been a long say at work so I think I was already irritable.

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#1198146
Topic
Random Thoughts
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It seems you do know what I’m talking about then, Frink.

Perhaps I can just bow out of the forum for the rest of the day. Maybe I’m just too on edge.

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#1198144
Topic
Religion
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I just need to stay out of this thread for a while. All the jokes and whatnot about religion seem to be getting to me, because I feel I’m developing a shorter fuse for it. =\

Sorry.

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#1198130
Topic
Random Thoughts
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There was plenty of derision and mockery about God in the Religion Thread, but it stayed in the Religion Thread. This spilling of it out into the rest of Off Topic is bothering me because I can’t purposefully avoid it when it pops up in random places.

That is, people can believe what they want to believe, but derision about something to which I believe as strongly as I do is annoying when it’s not compartmentalized to a space where it belongs.

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#1198115
Topic
Last web series/tv show seen
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I also watched the first 3 episodes of Lost in Space this weekend. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

I’d only seen snippets of the old school TV show, but never cared for it. I don’t care for camp. Star Trek, while campy in its own right, was at least mostly serious.

This new series, I keep comparing to the 90’s film. The film was a decent popcorn flick, but this show actually is interesting. I like the characters, but I wish they didn’t write the Dad as one of those he’s-never-there types. Also, the “Dr. Smith” character is much more interesting in this series, despite my comparative liking for Gary Oldman as an actor. She’s much more creepy and sinister as a criminal with no concience, while Oldman’s Smith was simply evil because he liked being evil.

It’s good. I think I’ll keep watching it.

JEDIT: Also, I’ve heard a number of people say the Robot looks like a Geth. I hadn’t thought of that, but it’s true. And that just gets me more interested.

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#1198106
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Jeebus said:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/unarmed-teen-killed-by-police-was-simply-backing-his-moms-minivan-out-of-garage-lawsuit-claims?ref=home

Video of the shooting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NJfYVFxta0&feature=youtu.be

The more I think about this, the more my heart hurts for this family. Killed by a police officer, who is apparently protected by the rest of the Justice Department, simply for backing a vehicle into the driveway after opening the garage door.

It hurts me so much to think what this father must be feeling, and how empty anything that can be done must be.

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#1198025
Topic
Religion
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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Perhaps an individual sasquatch pops up occasionally via time travel.

It would make sense that no one could find sasquatch if it/they had a TARDIS with a properly functional chameleon circuit.

JEDIT: Now I’m thinking of different sci-fi scenarios involving sasquatch.

  • They are from a parallel dimension trying to get home.
  • They’re criminals from the future who escaped into the past, but a cop was sent back to find them and bring them back.
  • A scientist from the future randomly leaps into the bodies of primates from his past to change their destinies.
  • Marty McFly went back in time and encountered his ancestors, culminating in a horrible accident at the local zoo. Now saquatch-Marty has to figure out how to repair the timeline.
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#1197952
Topic
Video Game Thread
Time

In any case, at this point I just want Virtual Console for Switch. I’d love taking a massive retro library of Nintendo games anywhere on a whim that I can then dock on my TV again.

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#1197948
Topic
Video Game Thread
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Dek Rollins said:

chyron8472 said:

Handman said:

And I don’t see how the Wii U isn’t that.

You’re saying the WiiU has perfect controller design?

He was referring the ability to link a GC controller to the Wii U.

The reason you can do that in a Wii is because the Wii also has GameCube parts in it, so when it emulates a GameCube, it’s hardware emulation. Same with the WiiU. Wii Mode on the WiiU is hardware emulation of the Wii, meaning the GameCube controller does not function on the WiiU like it does for the Wii because the WiiU wasn’t designed specifically for that function. Plus, when you plug a GameCube controller in for use on the WiiU, you plug it into a Wii Remote, not the console. It’s not really equivalent.

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#1197926
Topic
Religion
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Mrebo said:

sasquatch

Okay, wait. If there is one sasquatch, there will be many sasquatch. There will be, or will have been, enough sasquatch to sustain the species for at least some period of time. There is not just one singular sasquatch (or Loch Ness monster for that matter) that is hundreds of years old.

Unless they are Sith Sasquatch and there can always only be two.

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#1197910
Topic
Video Game Thread
Time

Jay said:

chyron8472 said:

Jay said:

Handman said:

The Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console in US history, outselling even the Wii. I find this very hard to believe, given people were in hysterics over the Wii, but it’s true.

Switch is legit. It’s the only console I own.

I’m not sure that says as much about Switch as it does about you.

Not sure what you’re implying.

Anyway, I meant the only modern console I own. Everything else is retro.

Umm… that you’re a pleb. 😄

No, I’m kidding. I was saying that if you only ever had the one console, that says more that you don’t play games than that the Switch is awesome enough that even you will buy it.

But since you say you meant it’s the only console between the current generation, I’ll take that. I don’t have a PS4 or XBone either and I have no interest in them. Being able to take Skyrim, Doom, and Zelda anywhere all the time, then switch back to using a TV on the fly… that’s amazing.

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#1197903
Topic
Video Game Thread
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I’m a hardcore Nintendo fan, but I hated the Wii U. Just 20 seconds playing Nintendo Land in the store where you have to look at the Gamepad to aim, when the action is happening on the TV but you can’t focus on both, plus how clunky the Gamepad was and had horrible battery life.

And then it also had no first-party titles I cared enough about to buy it.

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#1197899
Topic
Video Game Thread
Time

Dek Rollins said:

Handman said:

Dek Rollins said:
I want Nintendo to make a direct stylistic sequel to the GameCube called the Game³. Like an upgraded GameCube with stronger hardware and modern capabilities, but still retaining the sleek design sensibility and perfect controller design.

I think they called it the Wii U.

No. The Wii U is nothing like the GameCube. It’s a direct sequel to the Wii, hence the use of that name. Only it’s really a beast of its own even then.

I think Handman was making a joke. Something like how the ³ suggests the third console generation following the GameCube itself.

JEDIT:

Handman said:

Dek Rollins said:

Handman said:

Dek Rollins said:
I want Nintendo to make a direct stylistic sequel to the GameCube called the Game³. Like an upgraded GameCube with stronger hardware and modern capabilities, but still retaining the sleek design sensibility and perfect controller design.

I think they called it the Wii U.

No. The Wii U is nothing like the GameCube.

It sold terribly; had a great lineup of games, although not many due to limited third party support; had the ability to use a second screen as a controller, introducing unique gameplay that was ultimately underutilized; had neat cover art; and had the best controller for Smash Bros ever.

Or that. But the N64 didn’t do well either.

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#1197895
Topic
What are you reading?
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In the interest of finding books I can someday read to my daughter, I’m currently listening to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It’s actually pretty good. Made me laugh multiple times so far.