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by emceng
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 644371

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: 467275

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: 467275

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, ...
by emceng
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5990
Views: 434059

Re: Trump presidency

Apparently, National Guard troops will be sent to the border to help curb border crossings. It certainly seems to be stretching the truth when the Secretary of Homeland Security is saying “the threat is real”. Sure, there’s drugs crossing the border, but doesn’t homeland security deal with stuff li...
by emceng
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5990
Views: 434059

Re: Trump presidency

yablo has voiced explicit support for trump's wall, his muslim ban, for increasing police powers, further arming cops, has constantly equivocated about nazis, i could probably find more but that would require wading into the cesspit that is his posts. like okay he doesn't support steel tariffs grea...
by emceng
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 644371

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

I was on vacation with my family, a resort someplace with a beach. Only other part I remember was running into a co-worker at dinner. She ordered deep fried mozzarella sticks, with a steak on top. Another one - I was in a mansion or large opulent building. Was trying to warn someone about something ...
by emceng
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5990
Views: 434059

Re: Trump presidency

I wonder how many of Trump's supporters would say "lots and lots of people getting killed" was actually a good thing, as long as the people getting killed are {insert hated group here}. Well Bolton sure seems like the guy to do it. Read this today https://theintercept.com/2018/03/23/gates...
by emceng
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 397455

Re: Questions For The World

Zohar wrote:In Hebrew we use the same word used for a chicken's comb.


Neat
by emceng
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 397455

Re: Questions For The World

What do people call cowlicks in non-English speaking areas?
by emceng
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5990
Views: 434059

Re: Trump presidency

So Tillerson is out. I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, he seemed to be competent at the job, worked to clean up his boss' messes, and could talk the talk with world leaders. On the other, he's a fucking tool. Super best friends with Russia. Destroying the State Dept. from within. I just don't ...
by emceng
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5990
Views: 434059

Re: Trump presidency

I'd like to see an unbiased list of Trump admin people along with the laws and ethical standards they have broken(or suspected of breaking). I'd like to see that list alongside a similar list of Obama admin people. Sigh. Have we had the argument about whataboutism? Frankly, Obama doesn't matter any...
by emceng
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5990
Views: 434059

Re: Trump presidency

I'd like to see an unbiased list of Trump admin people along with the laws and ethical standards they have broken(or suspected of breaking). In just the past week you've got Carson at HHS with his $31k dining set, and Conway being accused of violating the Hatch act. That's in the last seven days our...
by emceng
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13396
Views: 1432713

Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Today I learned the average humidity for England is basically in the 70-90% range unless you're right next to the coast. I looked it up to put the current 54% into context, because I was wondering why we're having issues with static electricity, sinus issues and dry lips. Presumably the humidity dr...
by emceng
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Words of Radiance - Brandon Sanderson
Replies: 7
Views: 6442

Re: Words of Radiance - Brandon Sanderson

I re-read WoK and WoR, then Oathbringer. Well actually got Oathbringer from the library, read half of it, had to return it, then went and read the first two because I couldn't remember wtf was going on. I enjoyed them more the second time around. I do think the books could use more editing. The fina...
by emceng
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 653
Views: 231855

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore my...
by emceng
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5990
Views: 434059

Re: Trump presidency

I suppose the Republicans aren't wrong when they claim this tax cut will produce economic growth but what will the societal consequences be from this ever growing inequality? Yet it's hard to see how this 'race to the bottom' won't continue when you have multinationals who can basically choose what...
by emceng
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 653
Views: 231855

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

Don't recall the plot or anything, just a specific passage, paraphrased below: Every man, until he reaches the age of 30, believes that if circumstances were right, he could become the ultimate badass. If he family was murdered, something like that, he thinks he could train with martial arts masters...
by emceng
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dark Souls 3
Replies: 42
Views: 9022

Re: Dark Souls 3

I feel like an idiot. Have one character fighting the princes, and another hitting Aldrich. Just found out about undead bone shards.
by emceng
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 644371

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Most boring dream I've had in a while: I was wearing new jeans that I had purchased, because my old ones were getting worn out. It did feel nice in the dream though - I've been too busy lately to go shop for jeans, to replace my old ones.
by emceng
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5990
Views: 434059

Re: Trump presidency

I really like the term 'Manchurian Idiot' for Trump. He is an idiot, and from his actions he just fucking loves Russia, at the expense of the USA.
by emceng
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 236426

Re: The worst film you've seen

Samurai Cop. Amazingly bad in literally every way. . I've been going through the available Rifftrax on Amazon Prime, and watched this one. Wow, yeah it was terrible. And did I miss something - why the hell was he called samurai cop? My memory isn't good, but didn't the bad guy have a sword, and the...
by emceng
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5990
Views: 434059

Re: Trump presidency

Yablo, would you please describe exactly what Trump is doing that you support? You keep saying he's doing a good job, and following through on his promises. Which exactly do you support? This is what we are seeing from this administration: The intentional undermining of nearly every cabinet departm...
by emceng
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5990
Views: 434059

Re: Trump presidency

Yablo, would you please describe exactly what Trump is doing that you support? You keep saying he's doing a good job, and following through on his promises. Which exactly do you support? This is what we are seeing from this administration: The intentional undermining of nearly every cabinet departme...
by emceng
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 644371

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Our dog Knuckles was in a car, maybe my car, and was somehow peeing out a back window, and it got on me.
by emceng
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2631
Views: 462581

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

Oblivion just pissed me off. The leveling bad guys pretty much ruined the game for me. I've put hundreds, maybe thousands of hours into Daggerfall and Morrowind. Oblivion I've got less than a 100, and it would be like 20-30 if I hadn't downloaded a bunch of mods about 8 years after it was released. ...
by emceng
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2631
Views: 462581

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

I wonder if they did any bug fixes for Daggerfall. That game taught me to always save multiple times. First, before accepting any quest, because there's a decent chance you can't complete it. Next, before entering a cave, because there's a decent chance what you're looking for is inside a wall, or o...
by emceng
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13345

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Hmm, I wonder if Rogue One is worse than the prequels. I really disliked Rogue One. The characters were all annoying. Every one of them. They had no motivation for acting. Ok, so you have magical blind guy that is a badass fighter. He uses the force or something, but isn't a Jedi? And why does h...
by emceng
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13345

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Major plothole? Ok, well of evil being pointless was kind of annoying. There were other bits. The small birds needed their screen time cut by about 1/3. The Jedi house keepers should have been cut. Ok, but did I miss something - how the fuck did Benicio del Toro know about the cloaked ship/transport...
by emceng
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 644371

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

My wife and I were on the floor/field of a stadium(I think basketball). For some reason a mike was put by our faces, and my wife was searching for her birth father. She announced it, and a guy stood up and waved at the far end in the stands. He was her father, and was in an area of the stands that w...
by emceng
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1514
Views: 332029

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

I might check it out. I also just realized I might be able to get an emulator set up.
http://blog.followtrain.tv/2016/04/stea ... s-genesis/

If so, I am going to play the hell out of Dragon Warrior!
by emceng
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1514
Views: 332029

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

My only experience with Final Fantasy was 13, and it completely turned me off.
by emceng
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1514
Views: 332029

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

None of the new ones. Played the hell out of the original.
by emceng
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1514
Views: 332029

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Maybe I asked this already, but I am looking for a turn based strategy game to play while working out. I am doing Civ 5 right now, which works really well. Action/platformer games do not. So something turn based. I have tried other 4x games, but they didn't work that well. The Endless series...there...
by emceng
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening
Replies: 10
Views: 2778

Re: Bojack Horseman: The Saddening

I watched season 4, then went back and binge watched 1-3, and now doing 4 over again. I liked 4's ending better than 2 and 3. Maybe because the emotional gut punches in those seasons were too much for me. They were good seasons, but damn, those last episodes... Not sure I liked: The Beatrice flashba...
by emceng
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 644371

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Was looking at google maps for some reason, and was looking at US Bank ATMs. saw there were no ATMs at all in an area of Fergus Falls(I think). Started thinking about installing one, but the commute to re-fill it would be insane. Then I was in a building, and was going to re-fill the ATM. There was ...
by emceng
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1817
Views: 428514

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Finished The Providence of Fire last night. Was not impressed. The first book in the trilogy I liked, enough to immediately get the 2nd from the library. Had a few issues - 1) didn't really have a build up. Stuff happens, then more stuff, then more stuff. The plot advances, and unexpected things hap...
by emceng
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 644371

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Was packing for vacation. Some stuff happened, but at one point went into my bedroom(nothing like my real life bedroom), and there was a huge tree in there. Not super tall, but large limbs all over, even near the ground. You owuld have to climb over or under them to get to the back of the room. I wa...
by emceng
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 469
Views: 221399

Re: Recommend a book

I highly recommend "The Library at Mount Char". First novel by the author, but does not feel like it. Followed it up with Shadow and Bone...eesh. Maybe it's because I didn't know it was YA when I got it...but damn, it is just not in the same league.
by emceng
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 644371

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

My father narrowly escaped being in two mass shootings. Then I was in one. There were at least two shooters. I stopped them, but got shot in the abdomen multiple times. Not a restful night.
by emceng
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 644371

Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Was in a train of something, and saw Trump go by, riding in a convertible, something small, like a VW bug. I'd heard he'd changed regulations at the FDA, so I started yelling at him out the window that he didn't know wtf he was doing, and he shouldn't have made those changes. Later, was in this larg...

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