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by SecondTalon
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9352
Views: 1323669

Re: Minecraft

Shall we update to 1.13 soon? Are there any things that break horribly if we increase the version number? Another thought on a potential breakage: The UFO over Plains City has command blocks that kill Creepers in the vicinity. Will those need updating due to command changes 1.13 introduced? There a...
by SecondTalon
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later

So long as the show is at least 25% about Captain Nog, I'll be fine with it.
by SecondTalon
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1533
Views: 337776

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

The "Hiding from a superior threat until you have the weaponry/skill to take it down and foraging for stuff"? That's basically the Survival genre which is... far too large to list all of it here and covers things as broadly as the old Deus game series (where a simple infection from a scrat...
by SecondTalon
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6179
Views: 467279

Re: Trump presidency

I never said otherwise. If anything, a lot of people seem to think the current administration's immorality somehow excuses the admittedly fewer immoralities of previous administrations. They don't, the lesser of two evils is still evil . If you want to solve the problem, you can't stop at laying th...
by SecondTalon
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thoughts on Goa'uld: population growth and similarity to Yeerks
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Re: Thoughts on Goa'uld: population growth and similarity to Yeerks

As I recall, Stargate didn’t go in to much detail on it. No more than “parasite thing that controls you” which describes a shitload of sci-fi entities going back to... probably something Howard did. If not earlier. The thread here suggests the two have a hell of a lot more in common than just that s...
by SecondTalon
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thoughts on Goa'uld: population growth and similarity to Yeerks
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Re: Thoughts on Goa'uld: population growth and similarity to Yeerks

I wouldn't be surprised if the creators had read Animorphs as it was a pretty popular series back in the day. At the very least the yeerks could have influenced subconsciously the creation of the goa'uld due to all the similarities. Animorphs publication - June 1996–May 2001 Stargate SG-1 (1997–200...
by SecondTalon
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2026: Heat Index
Replies: 30
Views: 1295

Re: 2026: Heat Index

OP’s commentary was a complaint at needing to provide commentary, confusing the fact that people like to make posts discussing the comic with an opinion that it could be automated because posting a thread for the comic is necessary. Posting a thread for a comic is not necessary. Posting a thread to...
by SecondTalon
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6179
Views: 467279

Re: Trump presidency

Its not the right word unless theres “intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group”. Its absolutely not the same as the taking of native american children and putting them into residential schools in an attempt to get rid of their culture. The UN disagrees
by SecondTalon
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Anti-spam measures (New Users / Denied Posts)
Replies: 61
Views: 75570

Re: Anti-spam measures (New Users / Denied Posts)

Everything you've posted has been written in a way to cause an argument in such a way that you would be able to remain blameless by saying "I just said an opinion, I don't know why everyone got all bent out of shape over it"

Nothing of value is being lost.
by SecondTalon
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6179
Views: 467279

Re: Trump presidency

It does help if I remember which section of hell this thread is in.
by SecondTalon
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Which xkcd comic do you consider the worst and why?
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Which xkcd comic do you consider the worst and why?

Sorry, sorry, thought I removed their posting rights when I kicked out their last botspam. My bad.
by SecondTalon
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6179
Views: 467279

Re: Trump presidency

It appears Russia may have hacked access to some of the power grid in the united states. If this is true I am worried why Trump is not condemning it. Colbert said play jenga by candle light. Please! It's 2018 man... we've got D&D 3.5. I’ve not addressed his thread yet as it hurts me to do so, s...
by SecondTalon
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted: Your Loss Memes
Replies: 14
Views: 949

Re: Wanted: Your Loss Memes

You turn on the radio one morning to find another one of those Rap songs where every 4th word is a swear. Naturally the Radio bleeps it out, but you realize that it sounds familiar. You realize that the rappers are speaking in Morse code. Your eyes widen as you swerve over onto the shoulder of the e...
by SecondTalon
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Gunn firing
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Gunn firing

Nope. A link and a quote is not a post worth making. Give me your opinion or don't bother.
by SecondTalon
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: "Not Secure"
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: "Not Secure"

Are you using Firefox?
by SecondTalon
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted: Your Loss Memes
Replies: 14
Views: 949

Re: Wanted: Your Loss Memes

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by SecondTalon
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 96
Views: 9874

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

It was something like "Old shoes sell at auction" and the other one was... something like "And then there's this (Which doesn't...."
by SecondTalon
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2977978

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Sounds like a Money Order to me.
by SecondTalon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carnivorous Plants
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Carnivorous Plants

2. I don't really have any idea if they'll be eaten. Deer have never bothered mine (much -- I grown mine in a fenced area now just in case), but goats seem more adventurous than deer to me! Appreciate the information, I'll look in to getting some of those and if I get any, I'll let you know about #...
by SecondTalon
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High Efficiency Washing Machine Rinsing
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: High Efficiency Washing Machine Rinsing

People are awful about relaying problems. The device could literally say “Problem 14:Water Line Clog” and they’ll just report that it beeps at them and doesn’t start. So the tech has no real idea what they’re walking in to. Could be a 15 minutes fix, could be 4 hours. Hence, younas the third appoint...
by SecondTalon
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3989
Views: 511920

Re: The Darker Side of the News

How exactly do you prove you got defective seeds? Soil tests for your and neighboring land of farmers who purchased seed from the same company, independent confirmation of farming methods being within standards for the area, rainfall amounts are public knowledge. Should be easy enough to prove. If ...
by SecondTalon
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7674590

Re: Thoughts for ships

Yeah, what callcenter work I did (on top of the 8-12 other things I was doing at the time) involved me wanting the customer off the phone as fast as possible. Putting them on hold does not get me to that goal, but me putting them on hold to ask someone else a question or what have you does. At least...
by SecondTalon
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7674590

Re: Thoughts for ships

Now the operator has incentives not to place callers on hold. They have an incentive to get the issue sorted out then and there, or call them back when they can. You mean, on top of the red-faced supervisor screaming at them for not getting their call times below a 5 minute average like the corpora...
by SecondTalon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7674590

Re: Thoughts for ships

waiting could be made more bearable if you'd get announcements of your place in the queue and / or estimated remaining waiting time. what i really hate is music which stops mid-tune - then a little pause - you get all excited (yay, i'm through!) - then a "your call is important to us..." ...
by SecondTalon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6179
Views: 467279

Re: Trump presidency

I can't speak for SecondTalon, but I suspect that when he talked about citations it was more for claims like "the value of clean air can be measured in USD" than "Republicans have more babies". Both of those need citations. "Republicans having more babies disgusts me as the...
by SecondTalon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6179
Views: 467279

Re: Trump presidency

If you post an opinion or fact, post a link you're using as evidence or that shaped your opinion. It's been a few days .. or two weeks...since I've read this thread. And it'll be later on before I get a chance to go through what I've missed, so everyone's been remembering to cite their sources for ...
by SecondTalon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7674590

Re: Thoughts for ships

If your call center has 10 people, it'll be slammed non-stop with wait times 30 minutes or more. When you hire that 11th person, you suddenly have a call volume drop and now you've got 8 people collecting a paycheck for twiddling their thumbs. (My numbers are hypothetical and holy fuck, if you say a...
by SecondTalon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carnivorous Plants
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Carnivorous Plants

Sundews are great. They’re the perfect carnivorous plant for beginners — they grow fast (for carnivores), many species are tolerant of a wide range of conditions, they’re pretty, they catch lots of bugs, they’re stupid easy to propagate... 100% honest questions here, as I'd love some sort of insect...
by SecondTalon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7674590

Re: Thoughts for ships

They really don't. If you turn down a job, you get no JSA. Everybody who's hiring here these days wants new recruits who have experience beyond the job they're advertising. They want trainee project managers who have experience as senior project managers, office assistants with experience running o...
by SecondTalon
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 120
Views: 22853

Re: Pokemon Go

Oh, yeah, so Friends are in the game now. A friend can send you a gift from a local stop to them and some of those gifts have eggs (provided you have an open egg slot). The critters that pop out of those eggs are from ... wherever the gift came from. So if I send a gift from a stop in Louisville KY ...
by SecondTalon
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High Efficiency Washing Machine Rinsing
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: High Efficiency Washing Machine Rinsing

Are you using HE detergent? Because you're going to use a hell of a lot less of it than you would regular. Myself, I use those pods and don't even bother with the drawer unless I'm bleaching something. That said, it seems there's always a little water in there after a load. I always assumed it was a...
by SecondTalon
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)
Replies: 18
Views: 2415

Re: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)

They’re complaining about textures?

Man, fuck them.
by SecondTalon
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)
Replies: 18
Views: 2415

Re: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)

Without knowing their issues with it, I can't really say if it's valid. Like, I'm starting to get in to the RPGMaker scene and there's so many terrible games that aren't terrible for mechanical reasons or even art reasons, just that the story is full of horrible cliche trope garbage shit. But I'm do...
by SecondTalon
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Mirror
Replies: 31
Views: 9466

Re: Black Mirror

The first episode is a test: can you stomach 60 minutes of cringy faked happiness and interaction? It turns out that if you have a people-rating app, everyone (above a 0.8) is going to act like a youtube vlogger in real life. :shock: It's too bad it ends at the end and doesn't show the aftermath. I...
by SecondTalon
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)
Replies: 18
Views: 2415

Re: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)

Can't really say much that Chen hasn't said. I could download and play it, but I've not got the proper context. That said - are you sure it's a large portion of the fanbase and not just ten assholes? I mean, looking at things like Reddit and /r/gaming, /r/truegaming /r/games and so on, you'd think n...
by SecondTalon
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 469825

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

While wireless devices have come a long way, there is a lot of ill will left from the early attempts that were plagued by latency, frequent disconnects, and devouring batteries.
by SecondTalon
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6179
Views: 467279

Re: Trump presidency

The FBI said white supremacists had been interested in infiltrating law enforcement for decades and had instances of some who had... in 2006.

Do you really think that’s changed?
by SecondTalon
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6179
Views: 467279

Re: Trump presidency

Fuck it, I'm tired of reading this trashfire.

If you post an opinion or fact, post a link you're using as evidence or that shaped your opinion.

by SecondTalon
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6179
Views: 467279

Re: Trump presidency

Mod voice would be red, that was not red text. Yes, I know about red text. But when a person makes a threat, veiled or otherwise, that they can actually carry out , that's different from a person making a threat that they are powerless to carry out. For me to say "you'd better find another for...

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