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@  Ashley : (21 April 2019 - 10:08 PM)

They frequently do, but yeah there's no rule. Google will usually answer it for a specific restaurant, though

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2019 - 02:57 PM)

Depends on the restaurant and the area. There's no universal rule about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2019 - 02:41 PM)

I thought restaurants were one of the few things that stayed open on holidays, along with movie theatres and the like

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 April 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Well here I am hungry on a Sunday afternoon and I head to Chipotle only to find out right then and there that the place is closed for Easter. Yay.

@  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.


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#1 Daytonus

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 02:18 PM

http://da.yton.us/BotBots/

 

Hi everyone! I like BotBots so much I made this little website/buying guide, inspired partially by M Sipher's Google Spreadsheet. The most important feature of this site is that it algorithmically figures out what the best buying options are for various levels of completion and cost-effectiveness. Some interesting numbers arising from those calculations:

  • Assuming you don't buy individuals, and just buy packs and/or the entire 24-figure blindpack case, the path to completion is:
    • Sugar 2 - Plop Father, Waddlepop, Slappyhappy, Nail Biter, Burgertron
    • Sugar 3 - Sprinkleberry D'uhnut, Unilla Icequeencone, Laceface, Pointdexter, Game Over
    • Techie 1 - Nrjeez, Dr. Moggly, Skillz Punk, Ms. Take, Burgertron
    • Techie 2 - Pucksie, Chilla Gorilla, Raddhaxx, Slappyhappy, Bonz-Eye
    • Toilet 2 - Waddlepop, Shredder Jack, King Toots, Sudsbeard, Stinkeye Stapleton
    • Greaser 1 - Sippy Slurps, Angry Cheese, Fottle Barts, Batsby, Goob Toob, Sticky McGee, Venus Frogtrap, Clogstopper
    • Greaser 2 - Waddlepop, S'up Dawg, Shredder Jack, Fit Ness Monster, Poo Sham, Pointdexter, Majorly Screwdy, Game Over
    • Greaser 4 - Lolly Licks, Duderoni, Hawt Diggity, Arctic Guzzlerush, Screen Fiend, Frohawk, Cuddletooth, Stinkeye Stapleton
    • Jock 1 (Lolly Licks, Angry Cheese, Arctic Guzzlerush, Pucksie, Screen Fiend, King Toots, Grit Sandward, Stinkeye Stapleton)
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      Jock 4 (Nrjeez, Fottle Barts, Fit Ness Monster, Laceface, Goob Toob, Pointdexter, Grit Sandward, Clogstopper)
    • 24-bot Blindpack case
  • If you follow that listing, you end up with all 61 unique BotBots, with 20 repeats (go to the site to see which exactly).
  • The only reason you need Jock 1 or Jock 4 is because of Grit Sandward, who is, thus far, unique to those two packs.
  • Interesting notes about minimizing repeats but maximizing total figures:
    • 45 BotBots + 0 repeats
    • 49 BotBots + 1 repeat
    • 50 BotBots + 2 repeats
    • 52 BotBots + 3 repeats
    • 54 BotBots + 4 repeats
    • 55 BotBots + 5 repeats

And a little bit about the site features:

  • all BotBots and their packs are accounted for, now that people have all the 5 packs and 8 packs in-hand.
  • pricing is based on the Amazon prices I've seen thus far for 5 packs (9.99usd) and 8 packs (14.99usd). The 24 pack case price (64.99usd) is pulled from the BBTS preorder.
  • Calculations are available to find the the best path to completion, effectiveness of different combinations of packs, and if you've already bought some packs, you can take that into account. For example, I already got Sugar Shocks pack #1, but the algorithm shows conclusively that it's useless and I just have a bunch of extras!
    • [Update 2018-12-16] Now also features figure-based calculations, as suggested by ChessPieceFace. In other words, you can pick the bots you want the most and it'll figure out the best way for you to get them.
  • How the algorithms work: It's basically a brute-force method, trying out all combos and then just ranking how many figures, uniques, repeats, etc. Since that can take a bit of time (every additional pack will double the processing time since it's a 2^n function), the quicker version of the algorithm prioritizes completion, so if a pack has one or more known unique BotBots, it's added to the buy list automatically without calculating (cutting time in half).

 

Let me know what you think and what features you still want! I'm thinking about adding a cloud-based checklist for users too, so let me know how/if you'd like that implemented.


Edited by Daytonus, 17 December 2018 - 02:12 AM.


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 03:19 PM

Thanks so much for this!

 

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 04:52 PM

You're awesome! What a great tool! 

 

I think I want the opposite of what it provides, since I don't want a complete set. I probably want 1/3 of the BotBots in the first wave, so instead of clicking on the packs for the Interactive tool, I'd love to be able to click individual BotBot names and have it build me a shopping list that would ensure I get the toys I want with the least amount of purchases.



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:34 PM

Is there any way to have pictures of em with the names?


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:58 PM

Is there any way to have pictures of em with the names?

 

There's always a way. I'm just lazy. If anybody wants to just gather a set of pictures of all 61 bots for me in a zip file, I can figure out a way to throw them in the interface.

 

 

You're awesome! What a great tool! 

 

I think I want the opposite of what it provides, since I don't want a complete set. I probably want 1/3 of the BotBots in the first wave, so instead of clicking on the packs for the Interactive tool, I'd love to be able to click individual BotBot names and have it build me a shopping list that would ensure I get the toys I want with the least amount of purchases.

 

Thanks! Yeah, that's a slightly different priority scheme, but doable. Gotta work on "real" things today, but I might take a stab at it tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion!



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 06:58 PM

Nice! I was working on something like this in spare moments at work, but it wasn't going to be as neat as this.

 

(If you're taking suggestions, maybe calculate for if you buy individual blind packs instead of a case?)



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:46 PM

Nice! I was working on something like this in spare moments at work, but it wasn't going to be as neat as this.

 

(If you're taking suggestions, maybe calculate for if you buy individual blind packs instead of a case?)

 

You mean instead of getting the whole 24-pack? You can click on the list of packs on the Calculation page, and it'll populate the Buying Guide accordingly. Then just remove the 24 pack and you'll see what else you need. By my count, there are still 19 individually-packed figures you'd need. At 2.99/each, that's $56.81, so you're just saving $8 (you save a little bit buying the whole thing from BBTS...other places have the case listed for more). Doesn't seem to be worth the hassle to me, but YMMV.

 

Incidentally, I am thinking about a way to add individual figures to the interactive guide tab, but haven't decided on how it would flow.


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:15 AM

Update 2018-12-16:

  • Added ChessPieceFace's suggested calculation, where you can choose figures that you definitely want and see what the best way to get them will be. It treats the 24-pack as one thing, but if you have a way of buying the blind-bags individually, can always go into the "Interactive Buy Guide" tab to see which figures come from that set. 
  • Cleaned up a few minor interface things.


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 04:45 AM

Can you reverse the search to plug in the bots that you already have, and then calculate what you need to get the rest?

 

Also, can there be an option to treat blind-singles be treated as individuals individuals instead of just a box set? I (and others) have used the codes on the backs of those to buy only the ones that aren't duplicated in multi-packs, as that may reduce the total required to buy.


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