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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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#21 Tyranno

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:10 PM

That was a terrible press conference.

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ May 22 2013, 04:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was a terrible press conference.


Actually I think it was pretty good for the dudebros and families, it's a handy piece of kit for people who like TV and sports. Microsoft knows who to sell to.

It definitely wasn't as good for gamers, but we'll see what happens at E3

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:15 PM

Re: backwards compatibility. It's a blu-ray drive. Would that be able to read the proprietary 360 games with a secondary laser speed (or whatever it is) the way blu-ray players read DVDs?
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:15 PM

Until there's confirmation/denial about all the DRM and always online hubbub, I will stay undecided but leaning heavily towards SOny

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:15 PM

While I find the new media initiatives interesting...my Xbox experience has been horrifically curtailed by the poor state of the US internet infrastructure. I can't do Xbox Live NOW (aside from game/content downloads) because my wireless access (less than a a room apart) isn't adequate for the broadband needs. So I'm not sure those nifty new online features are going to matter at all to me if I can't actually USE those features in the CURRENT device.

For being "by gamers, for gamers", I saw NOTHING to get me excited as a gamer: No dramatically new concepts, and aside from CoD, none of the games really showed "real gameplay". It's easy to take a game engine and a nifty trailer, but I want to know how the game will ACTUALLY play. And "15 exclusives, half of which are new franchises" is a great soundbyte...it does nothing to excite me.

It was pretty much what I expected, and I was frankly more excited for PS4 after the reveal than I have for XboxOne (stupid name, IMO).

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:17 PM

QUOTE(SilverFirePrime @ May 21 2013, 12:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Until there's confirmation/denial about all the DRM and always online hubbub, I will stay undecided but leaning heavily towards SOny

They said all your content, games, movies, music and saves, is stored in your Xbox Live account and those are now cloud powered, so unless you can also store to the device itself that's your "always online" confirmation.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:19 PM

This will be great for my wife and the kids, So there is that. The Onboard Capturecard with editor is balls..Always wanted one of those. Long as i can go back and get Sesame street Kinect or something from the 360 and play it on this i will be ok with it.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE(corgsopal @ May 22 2013, 04:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(SilverFirePrime @ May 21 2013, 12:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Until there's confirmation/denial about all the DRM and always online hubbub, I will stay undecided but leaning heavily towards SOny

They said all your content, games, movies, music and saves, is stored in your Xbox Live account and those are now cloud powered, so unless you can also store to the device itself that's your "always online" confirmation.


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And what of the persistent rumors that Xbox One games will be ?always online? ? that is, that single-player games would require a constant online connection to function? As it turns out, those rumors were not unfounded, but the reality is not so draconian. Xbox One will give game developers the ability to create games that use Microsoft?s Azure cloud computing service, which means that they might be able to offload certain computing tasks to the cloud rather than process them on the Xbox One hardware itself. This would necessitate the game requiring a connection.

Are developers forced to create games that have these online features, and are thus not playable offline? They are not, Xbox exec Whitten said to Wired ? but ?I hope they do.? So the always-online future may come in incremental steps.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE(Nyarlathotep @ May 21 2013, 06:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Razorsaw @ May 22 2013, 04:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was a terrible press conference.


Actually I think it was pretty good for the dudebros and families, it's a handy piece of kit for people who like TV and sports. Microsoft knows who to sell to.

It definitely wasn't as good for gamers, but we'll see what happens at E3


They shouldn't be saving that for E3. They should be showing it to us now.

First impressions are the best ones, after all.

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The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE(corgsopal @ May 21 2013, 01:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(SilverFirePrime @ May 21 2013, 12:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Until there's confirmation/denial about all the DRM and always online hubbub, I will stay undecided but leaning heavily towards SOny

They said all your content, games, movies, music and saves, is stored in your Xbox Live account and those are now cloud powered, so unless you can also store to the device itself that's your "always online" confirmation.

Robbie Bach DID say that it wasn't always on, that you could play the system without internet access..you obviously won't have access to the multiplayer and streaming features.

The thing has a 500 GB HD as standard, at least SOME of the content is probably getting stored on the device.

Also, I AM liking some of the ergonomic changes to the controller, looks a tad smaller, more like the old Xbox Controller S.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:24 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ May 22 2013, 04:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nyarlathotep @ May 21 2013, 06:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Razorsaw @ May 22 2013, 04:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was a terrible press conference.


Actually I think it was pretty good for the dudebros and families, it's a handy piece of kit for people who like TV and sports. Microsoft knows who to sell to.

It definitely wasn't as good for gamers, but we'll see what happens at E3


They shouldn't be saving that for E3. They should be showing it to us now.

First impressions are the best ones, after all.


They're the best impressions for the average joe superbowl.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:25 PM

Fantasy football YEAHHHH!!
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:26 PM

QUOTE(Nyarlathotep @ May 21 2013, 06:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Razorsaw @ May 22 2013, 04:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nyarlathotep @ May 21 2013, 06:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Razorsaw @ May 22 2013, 04:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was a terrible press conference.


Actually I think it was pretty good for the dudebros and families, it's a handy piece of kit for people who like TV and sports. Microsoft knows who to sell to.

It definitely wasn't as good for gamers, but we'll see what happens at E3


They shouldn't be saving that for E3. They should be showing it to us now.

First impressions are the best ones, after all.


They're the best impressions for the average joe superbowl.


and they could have done that without alienating the other high percentage of the gaming community.

EDIT - and wow, yeah, they're totally blocking used games with that. Wow. That is NOT COOL by any stretch of the imagination.

Edited by Razorsaw, 21 May 2013 - 01:27 PM.

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

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EDIT - and wow, yeah, they're totally blocking used games with that. Wow. That is NOT COOL by any stretch of the imagination.


It's Microsoft, they hate losing money. And a huge amount of money is lost on the used games market.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

My brother found this:
http://www.computera...e-for-xbox-one/

Basically you have to pay MS to install a used or borrowed game and all games just be installed to play. Even a second account on your device needs to pay the fee.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

I am totally not enthused.

The hardware looks nice enough, but I don't know. I was also just hoping that the TV service would be a tool for cord cutting, but it doesn't seem like it will be useful in that regard at all.


Also, TWIT just said that Pre-owned games will require a fee in install on a seperate Xbox Live account.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:30 PM

http://www.theverge....ds-compatibilty

and then there's this.

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:31 PM

Looks like straight backwards compatibility is out. I'm out

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:32 PM

Horrible Press conference from my point of view. No in-game footage. Only "in-engine", which means it's not handling any of the computational data of the world, it's all hard coded. The television stuff is interesting, but that's not a added value. No one will buy a XBOX ONE in order to watch the series. They'll stream or torrent it from where ever.

Speaking of, way too heavy on media consumption / Live TV junk. As someone who is not interested in the multimedia aspects of the XBOX as a device this was a huge fail. As soon as a Roku or AppleTV actually opens up to development it will make all of their work moot. If they wanted to get me interested, maybe tell us that you're not keeping everything the system is capable of behind a pay wall.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:35 PM

Don't forget Fantasy Football!
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