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@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.


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#41 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:17 PM

I work through pain!

'Gets hit in the by TMMs fire'

Oh God the PAIN! My modelling career for chiselled lower jaws is gone!!!

Event Horizon is obe the few films that really creeped me out.

The music, the sound, the sentient killer space ship. The creepy eyeless Sam Neil. That trick ending. It just unnerved me. Although that may have been because i watched late at night at college. In my room. By myself. With the lights off.

That was a long night.

Any films ever got under your skin out creeped you out TMM.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:23 PM

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Yeah, this film creeped the hell out of me when I first saw it.

Can't think of too many more that really got to me.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 11:36 PM

What is the lightest, happiest movie you have ever watched?

Did you like it?

If you could change anything about the movie, what would you change?

Do you think the modified version would do well at box offices?

Would you make a sequel?

Would the inevitable licensed video game be a platformer?

Edited by Caraise Link, 08 June 2014 - 11:38 PM.

Tired of this forum shitting on me.


#44 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 01:54 AM

Probably some kiddie crap while babysitting my younger cousins.

Unlikely.

Hard to say when I don't even remember it.

See above.

Probably not.

It would be Super Mario Bros 2 with new sprites, and the retro crowd would inhale it.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 05:35 PM

Renegade or Paragon?

Techno guardian or Cyber dictator?

Synthesiser or mass exterminator?

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 05:41 PM

Mostly Paragon, the first game soured me on going Renegade. ME1 Renegade is a racist, unlikeable dick, and it's just not fun to play. There's a few Renegade interrupts later that I just can't resist, though (shutting up the Weyrloc speaker in Grunt's loyalty mission, dealing with the quarian admirals in 3, gutting Kai Leng like a fish).

Paragon means Control results in the guardian, not the dictator.

I've tried both. They have their ups and downs.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 05:47 PM

hope we get to play as a krogan in the next game?  i know i do.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 05:50 PM

I'd settle for getting a krogan squadmate again. My biggest issue with 3 is no brogan.

Krogan are playable in multiplayer, but I don't care enough to try it. Apparently they can be vanguards, too, because krogan aren't tank enough already.

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 03:01 AM

And yet Bioware didn't give them the nickname 'Living Tanks'.

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 03:41 PM

They gave that to the elcor instead. Who aren't playable in any way.

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:08 PM

Made worse by how Bioware wrote the scene in ME3 where you are specefically told how Elcor stride into battle with guns Strapped to their BACKS!

A sight we never see because war assets are just numbers and not really worth seeing.

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:13 PM

Um...wouldn't the Elcor have to strap guns to their backs anyway, since their ingrained paranoia about falling means their limbs are busy keeping them up?


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:21 PM

There's a side mission in 3 where an elcor explains it; they fight by strapping tank-level artillery to their backs, using VI targeting assistance. Their heavy physiology makes them basically bulletproof and extremely strong, so they're referred to as living tanks.

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:25 PM

is it wierd to wanna be able to play a reaper and harvest a sector?



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:27 PM

I kinda want a level to play as Kai Leng so I can deliberately fail it as many ways as possible.

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:29 PM

Its kind of sad how many war asset bombing fleets, Merc squads, STGs, Justicars and more we're told about but never see in ME3.

Do you think they should make another Mass Effect game? Or should they just leave well enough alone?

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:31 PM

They've already confirmed another is coming. I'm sure it'll be on next-gen systems, which I don't have, so I don't really care. Either way, though, Shepard's story should be finished. Do a long time skip or something.

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:41 PM

I kinda want a level to play as Kai Leng so I can deliberately fail it as many ways as possible.

i was very very happy when i got to gut him like a trout.


They've already confirmed another is coming. I'm sure it'll be on next-gen systems, which I don't have, so I don't really care. Either way, though, Shepard's story should be finished. Do a long time skip or something.

Mass Effect 4: Grunt's big day out.



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:04 AM

Heh-heh-heh.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:05 PM

So I'm trying to write a DND campaign using Dio's song Man on the Silver Mountain as inspiration. I can't seem to come up with an appropriate boss monster though. thoughts/ideas?







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