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@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.


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#2561 wonko the sane?

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:42 PM

Cause with the Marvel movies still going strong, marvel is more relevant than ever?

Valid thought.

 

So why did it take them a decade to make a new title in the series, and why exclusive at all, never mind to the switch. You'd think they would have jumped on it and done a tie in to civil war or something, or even around iron man 2 when it was becoming obvious that it wasn't going to die.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:06 PM

Becuase UA2 didn't do well, and that tends to strike the death knell for many game series, then we got the flawed re-remasters that must of sold well enough for them to do this. It's the same thing Megaman went through. Capcom thought its popularity was waning, releases the legacy collections learn 'hey people still want this' and now we got Megaman 11.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:12 PM

 

So why did it take them a decade to make a new title in the series, and why exclusive at all, never mind to the switch. 

 

Nintendo Paid and is publishing.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 01:26 PM

 

 

So why did it take them a decade to make a new title in the series, and why exclusive at all, never mind to the switch. 

 

Nintendo Paid and is publishing.

 

 

Nintendo looks as Sony. "Heh, you got Spider-man, how cute. We got everybody."


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 04:09 PM

I enjoyed those games for the most part.  looking forward to more.


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 08:28 PM

I noticed on the Eshop they had the genesis classics collection for download 29.99

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 08:59 PM

Such a good deal it was worth mentioning twice?



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 10:05 PM

Eh, it looks like it's that terrible VR thing from Steam.

 

I suppose the emulation is fine, but they've bogged it down with an absolutely asinine virtual bedroom:

 

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This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen.


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 12:39 AM

Such a good deal it was worth mentioning twice?


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:14 AM

I'm not sure how skyrim switch has mods, but here we both are.



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:52 PM

This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen.

 

Sega can't ever not screw anything up, can they?


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 09:33 PM

I'm not sure how skyrim switch has mods, but here we both are.

Wait, when did they add mod support?  I thought they weren't planning on it...

 

 

This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen.

 

Sega can't ever not screw anything up, can they?

The sad thing is, I bought it on Steam a while back and the emulator works really well.  And when I bought it, it just had a simple and functional menu interface where you selected the game you wanted and could adjust options and whatnot... then at some point they suddenly added this whole obnoxious, poorly optimized VR bedroom interface which just made it near unusable on my PC, because the framerate would just tank with how badly done it was.  And why?  The only thing I can guess is, because they added it around the time that all those VR games were coming out for Sony and Steam's VR headsets, to cash in on the VR buzz.

 

It's dumb and pandering and just bad interface design.

 

Edit: I just fired it up, since I never uninstalled it, and apparently they've added the ability to use the basic launcher as an option, which is nice and if the Switch version has that, I might consider picking it up, but if they stick you with the dumb VR room, then they can hug off.


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 09:55 PM

I have no idea how skyrim switch has or installs mods. But check the nexus: an entire section for the switch itself with a fair bit of quality of life stuff.

 

https://www.nexusmod...mnintendoswitch



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 10:02 PM

Probably hacked switches.



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 10:09 PM

Yeah, looking into it, apparently it's not at all official.  Which is fine.  I don't think I'd have the space for properly modded Skyrim anyway and the Switch version is just too buggy to play vanilla, hence why I traded it in for something that didn't break every time I played it.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:30 PM

Alright, my let's go pikachu and pokeball showed up a week ahead of what canada post said! I haven't even started anything yet, but I already like the weight and sounds from the pokeball. I had to plug it in to charge (despite nintendo products having amazing batteries and almost always coming with a 75% or greater charge in them.) cause of the instructions.

 

Edit: the pokeball has a TOP button? There's the other half of the control scheme! Neat!


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 07:27 PM

Shaking the Pokeball will also bring up other menu options inside the main menus as well.



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 07:33 PM

Didn't know that, thank you!



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 05:40 AM

Got a Switch for xmas and have been REALLY ejoying it...the portability thing, getting to play Omensight on the go is awesome.

 

Zelda: BOTW is GORGEOUS and fun...but i have one HUGE complaint. When you save, and youre, say, in the snowy part of the beginning game, wandering around with your lit torch, having also lit fires...and you load your game, your Torch is out and the fires are gone...that is kinda total BS...there is no reason for the game to not load you exactly as you were when you saved. that is totally one of tbose "artificial difficulty" things.

 

Mario Oddessy is also SUPER fun. Love it so much...and i found it playably easy, but kind of short. Whoch i totally do not mind. 

 

One question about Mario: What are those "metal" cubes that show up on every level...what are they for and what do they do? (i dont mind spoilers, im just really curious =] )


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 06:45 AM

They are post game missions.



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