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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Ptangmatik » 05 Feb 2014, 04:58

Lot of caffeine. Shouting at the screen, because this guy's making facile arguments over and over again, as though repetition can take the place of cogent reasoning. I wouldn't care so much if he knew how grammar works.

I need to remember that he cannot hear me, no matter how loud I shout.

I want to get really passive aggressive in the comments I leave on his paper, but I can't, in case I can convince him to give us repeat business.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby viscomica » 05 Feb 2014, 05:45

Ptangmatik wrote:Lot of caffeine. Shouting at the screen, because this guy's making facile arguments over and over again, as though repetition can take the place of cogent reasoning. I wouldn't care so much if he knew how grammar works.

I need to remember that he cannot hear me, no matter how loud I shout.

I want to get really passive aggressive in the comments I leave on his paper, but I can't, in case I can convince him to give us repeat business.


Is it an internet argument? Because those are never worth fighting, seriously. People can be real trolls sometimes. A word of advice: don't let him drag you in. Don't be a drama llama. ;)
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby empath » 05 Feb 2014, 06:32

Ptang is proofreading and editing the guy's academic paper - he's being PAID to be drug in. :(
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby viscomica » 05 Feb 2014, 06:33

Ohhh! Well, in that case... good luck with that, mate :P (pats on the back)
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Darkobra » 05 Feb 2014, 07:05

I've always said idiots are always between you and money.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Ptangmatik » 05 Feb 2014, 17:48

Yeah. 3500 words of frankly rubbish anti-nuclear rhetoric. I could argue his side better than him, and I disagree with it.

Fortunately I've got Thursday and Friday off.

Anyhoo, not to lead the chat by the nose too blatently, but does anyone have a link to that pre DB prank the guys did where they shrinkwrapped a fake box of magic cards?

Oh, also I blasted some Offspring since no one else was in the office to vent, then had a good drink when I got home. I make a point of not getting dragged into internet arguments. Generally pointless, thank you for the advice though.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby ex-Lurker » 05 Feb 2014, 23:12

But pointless arguments can be some of the best ones! I just spent close to an hour arguing the logistics of a man permenently pulled sideways by gravity with friends, t'was awesome.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Geoff_B » 06 Feb 2014, 00:19

Ptangmatik wrote:Anyhoo, not to lead the chat by the nose too blatently, but does anyone have a link to that pre DB prank the guys did where they shrinkwrapped a fake box of magic cards?


http://youtu.be/ldAgnUwS40A

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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 06 Feb 2014, 01:01

ex-Lurker wrote:But pointless arguments can be some of the best ones! I just spent close to an hour arguing the logistics of a man permenently pulled sideways by gravity with friends, t'was awesome.


I got dragged into a Russian Homophobia arguement.
I'm still "ignoring" "discussion" updates to this day.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby korvys » 06 Feb 2014, 02:04

Geoff_B wrote:
Ptangmatik wrote:Anyhoo, not to lead the chat by the nose too blatently, but does anyone have a link to that pre DB prank the guys did where they shrinkwrapped a fake box of magic cards?


http://youtu.be/ldAgnUwS40A

Dey you go :D

Now I need the video of him being clubbed.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby plummeting_sloth » 06 Feb 2014, 14:17

Now I need the video of Russian Homophobe being sent a can of club soda. For research, of course
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Prospero101 » 06 Feb 2014, 14:32

Quick, weird, off-topic question, but is anyone else into classic literature? I'd like people to chew the literary fat with, and this town is a break-you town and a bring-you-down town.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Ptangmatik » 08 Feb 2014, 22:58

The closest I ever got to the classics was LoTR

Also:

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ex-Lurker wrote:But pointless arguments can be some of the best ones! I just spent close to an hour arguing the logistics of a man permanently pulled sideways by gravity with friends, t'was awesome.


I got dragged into a Russian Homophobia argument.
I'm still "ignoring" "discussion" updates to this day.


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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 09 Feb 2014, 02:56

I'm now in a stupid argument about Minecraft Rollercoasters not being true roller coasters.

Where the arse hole's reasoning why it's still a roller coaster is that because it's in Minecraft, it MAGICALLY gets to ignore the rules of classification.

wikipedia wrote:The cars on a typical roller coaster are not self-powered. Instead, a standard full circuit coaster is pulled up with a chain or cable along the lift hill to the first peak of the coaster track. The potential energy accumulated by the rise in height is transferred to kinetic energy as the cars race down the first downward slope. Kinetic energy is then converted back into potential energy as the train moves up again to the second peak. This hill is necessarily lower, as some mechanical energy is lost to friction.
Not all rides feature a lift hill, however. The train may be set into motion by a launch mechanism such as a flywheel launch, linear induction motors, linear synchronous motors, hydraulic launch, compressed air launch or drive tire. Such launched coasters are capable of reaching higher speeds in a shorter length of track than those featuring a conventional lift hill. Some roller coasters move back and forth along the same section of track; these are known as shuttles and usually run the circuit once with riders moving forwards and then backwards through the same course.


Evidently, Squid are amphibious since they can survive breathing air.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Bebop Man » 10 Feb 2014, 09:34

Just saw the new RoboCop movie. It's fun, just not funny. And I'm sick of every action movie having a mandatory Middle East scene these days.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby viscomica » 10 Feb 2014, 12:03

No mandatory inception bwaas?
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Allen! » 10 Feb 2014, 13:09

Hey guys! Guess what day is coming soon :3
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Lord Chrusher » 10 Feb 2014, 13:11

Allen! Day?
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby empath » 10 Feb 2014, 13:30

Allentine's Day!
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Prospero101 » 10 Feb 2014, 13:36

Tuesday?
It's all over but the crying. And the taxes.

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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 10 Feb 2014, 14:08

Dude, Sant Dwynwen's day was weeks ago.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Allen! » 10 Feb 2014, 14:58

Merrymaker_Mortalis wrote:Dude, Sant Dwynwen's day was weeks ago.


Well, I AM of Welsh descent...

But yup! Ye Olde Allentine's Day approaches! You guys ready?! I don't think I am. :o
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby viscomica » 10 Feb 2014, 15:26

By Allentine's Day you mean Valentine's day?
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Darkobra » 10 Feb 2014, 15:29

I avoid Valentine's like the plague. You don't need to spend one day a year telling someone you love them, you don't need to go buying overpriced bullshit to show them you love them and you DEFINITELY don't need to go encouraging Hallmark.

It's pure marketing. I'd not do Christmas either but then people still buy me shit and I am honour-bound to reciprocate.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Bebop Man » 10 Feb 2014, 15:29

No, Ballantyne's Day. 50% off on whiskey.
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