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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by eselle28 on Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:15 am

nearly_takuan wrote:Why, then, have a limit at all?

This is a question with the same answer as, "Why can you filter for height but not for body type?" Clearly the functionality is there.

It's so they have something to sell the paid members.

Also, how does anyone actually hit that 5000 message limit? o_O

My profile is about 5 years old. I haven't hit the message limit, but if I never bothered to delete anything, that would be the equivalent of messages from or to 2 or 3 new people a day. There are also all the random guys on the other side of the world who seemingly send a hey message to any woman currently online, and probably a handful of really appealing people who everyone hits on.
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by Wondering on Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:42 pm

Should you be calling Gandalf "Mithrandir" after he becomes Gandalf the White? Seems if that's the language you speak daily, it's a little harder for "Grey Wanderer" to be merely symbolic, and you probably would want to change what you call him.

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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by Werel on Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:44 am

POSTIN' FROM A PLANE, Y'ALL Cool

This whole wi-fi on airplanes thing still feels outlandish and luxurious. You mean I can buy shit on ebay while careening through the sky??
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by waxingjaney on Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:03 pm

I wonder how much screen time Arabian Prince will have in the NWA movie.
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by The Wisp on Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:51 am

One of the strange things about the internet is blogs or even whole websites just becoming permanently inactive instantly without foreshadowing or explanation. There's just something surreal about stumbling on one of these ghost town websites.
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by Guest on Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:49 am

Man, why does lust need to have that oppressive quality behind it?


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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by BasedBuzzed on Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:33 pm

Handing out balm samples with the line "want me to do something about your dry lips?" was one of the less clever ideas this week.

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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by eselle28 on Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:08 pm

That was a pretty okay date, I think. My date was quite a few years younger and has a really young-looking face for someone his age, which made me wonder if people were giving us dirty looks, but he's very nice and smart and I smirked at his speculation about what The Avengers, directed by Werner Herzog, would be like. There were some awkward conversation pauses, but those tend to be at least half my fault. All in all, that was an above-average date and I would go out with him again.
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by Guest on Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:01 pm

Check out their colours!




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Post by eselle28 on Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:18 pm

Ooh, pretty!
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by Gentleman Johnny on Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:35 pm

I don't normally go for pet snakes but for those little guys, I might make an exception! Their little eyes say "I will eat your finger and it will be the cutest thing ever."

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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by eselle28 on Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:11 pm

Okay, Little Kid Selling Baked Goods Outside the Gas Station, I've got to hand it to you. Your prices were a little high, but "I'm saving up to build a robot," is a pretty interesting pitch. My puzzled "A robot?" was answered by you handing me a printout with some plans and a list of materials. You also had a picture of you with a circuit board on wheels. You promised your new robot would be way better because you're older now and have practice.

I bought a few extra, because I've seen Kickstarter campaigns that didn't have as much marketing strategy behind them.
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by BasedBuzzed on Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:57 am

Finally, the solution if you have trouble getting dates: https://www.oasisdate.com/

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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by eselle28 on Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:40 pm

Well, this week's Savage Love was a nice collection of DTMFAs.
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by Guest on Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:50 am

I'm glad I got to watch and enjoy Millenium Actress.

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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by Werel on Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:54 am

I don't even know whether this is a Rant or a Good News or what, but this saga just keeps on keepin' on:

Werel wrote:Cross-thread update:

Werel wrote:1. Get paper accepted to very good conference
2. Dance!
3. Look at list of plenary speakers for conference
4. See name of scholar who eviscerated you during question session of your first-ever conference talk a couple years ago
5. See that aforementioned mean guy is giving plenary on the exact same topic as your paper
6. Consider just staying home with your tail between your legs

Gave that talk today-- during the slot immediately after Mean Dude's plenary. His presentation sucked ass, and I heard several people grumbling about it. Mine went very well, I think, and I got many positive comments and very good questions. Mean Dude didn't even show up to my session. Never going to fear grumpy old jerks at conferences again. cheers
The conference I'm at now has scheduled me and him back-to-back in the same session. Out of five simultaneous sessions and thirty time slots over four days. That is 149 other slots he could have been scheduled in. Our papers are not even on remotely related topics this time.

What the fuck, universe? Do you just keep wanting to throw me up against this dude? Round 3? confused
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by Enail on Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:51 am

It wants you to conquer your fear by kicking his ass multiple times...or at least, I want you to kick his ass multiple times, and surely the universe follows my wishes on this Razz
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by nearly_takuan on Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:55 pm

Werel wrote:What the fuck, universe? Do you just keep wanting to throw me up against this dude? Round 3? confused

Just another chance to prove your oath never to fear grumpy jerks again, I suppose!
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by Werel on Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:58 am

Guys. During his question session, Mean Dude actually said "how would you like it if I called you a n-----?" to a black man.

Shocked

Motherfucker is a cartoon villain.
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by Guest on Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:35 am

Werel wrote:Guys. During his question session, Mean Dude actually said "how would you like it if I called you a n-----?" to a black man.

Wait, what? Why? What's the context?

Hey, did you know Berserk 338 was out?

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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by Enail on Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:15 pm

Werel, you realize that's gotta make you a superhero! Shiny/thrilled Also, holy shit, Mean Dude is awful!
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by eselle28 on Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:40 pm

Werel wrote:Guys. During his question session, Mean Dude actually said "how would you like it if I called you a n-----?" to a black man.

Shocked

Motherfucker is a cartoon villain.

Isn't it good, then, that there's someone who apparently researches in the same field who's not Donald Trump's new best friend?
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by Werel on Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:26 pm

HermitTheToad wrote:
Wait, what? Why? What's the context?
It was a quibble over terminology. Neutral

HermitTheToad wrote:Hey, did you know Berserk 338 was out?
NO I DID NOT Shiny/thrilled
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by eselle28 on Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:00 pm

I wasn't aware cats could roll their eyes until just now, when I looked at my 10-year-old's expression rather than the 2-year-old dancing on two feet because a little wisp of cotton blew in from the window. Honestly, Lily? I agree. Jasper is the biggest dork ever. (But let's still give him a space at the lunch table, okay?)
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Re: Random Thoughts: The Randoming

Post by eselle28 on Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:11 am

Noah Ward is having a great night at the Hugos. I mean, I voted that way in lots of categories too, but I didn't predict good old Noah would win in quite so many categories. (Connie Willis was hilarious, but I like the dalek presenter even better.)
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