The thread of win

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Re: The thread of win

Postby Elomin Sha » 28 Nov 2014, 15:08

My mobile phone provider (Vodafone) gave me a 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 4G for free for being a good customer. It arrived today.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Bebop Man » 29 Nov 2014, 11:28

I met Paul Schrader!
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Jaqspur » 03 Dec 2014, 17:20

So, I live in Las Vegas, and it not only rained yesterday, but has continued to be cloudy and damp all day today! I took a walk, wore a hoodie and boots without getting over-heated, and ordered a hot drink at Starbucks because I was genuinely COLD, not just 'cause.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby ZePancakes » 04 Dec 2014, 05:32

Hi fives are required for not failing this semester despite 2 mental breakdowns, huzzah!

2x D
1x C & P

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Re: The thread of win

Postby viscomica » 04 Dec 2014, 15:14

So today something awesome happened at work! I never felt so legitimated in my decision of studying other languages than my own.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby MotorWaffle » 04 Dec 2014, 21:20

@ZePancakes ALL OF THE HIGH FIVES! You got through some seriously tough shit to get where you are! Great job!

@viscomica Language is the expression of ideas, and I'm puimped to hear that the study of that expression worked out to your benefit!

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Re: The thread of win

Postby Darkobra » 05 Dec 2014, 05:11

Got my GTX 970. Upgraded from a 560 TI. Now, the 560 TI is a SOLID card. I'd still recommend it to any of you. But mine was at the end of its lifespan so it was time for an upgrade.

This 970? My God. I had to get a new monitor and cable since my old ones are also dying out but from what I can see of the benefits of this one? Everything's just smoother and faster. No more sacrificing some settings to push other ones. My games now recommend "Go for everything max!"

Witcher 3? Come at me.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Darkobra » 08 Dec 2014, 05:38

I love being in a job where I get to fix technology and get bonuses. Finally my talents being put to use.

My good talents. Not the one that can stop a guy breathing for a few minutes.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Geoff_B » 08 Dec 2014, 08:52

Darkobra wrote:Got my GTX 970. Upgraded from a 560 TI. Now, the 560 TI is a SOLID card. I'd still recommend it to any of you. But mine was at the end of its lifespan so it was time for an upgrade.

This 970? My God. I had to get a new monitor and cable since my old ones are also dying out but from what I can see of the benefits of this one? Everything's just smoother and faster. No more sacrificing some settings to push other ones. My games now recommend "Go for everything max!"

Witcher 3? Come at me.


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Re: The thread of win

Postby Darkobra » 09 Dec 2014, 05:10

Isn't AC Unity incredibly buggy right now? Or was that all patched out? I also stopped with the series after how badly they milked 2.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Bebop Man » 09 Dec 2014, 14:02

You missed out on Black Flag then.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Darkobra » 09 Dec 2014, 18:09

I've had the opportunity to get it free from work. (One of my many, many bonuses.) I just have lost absolutely any interest in the series.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 10 Dec 2014, 00:52

I've kinda reached that point myself. I love Assassin's Creed, the original game was the first game that got me into gaming in any remotely serious way, and I loved Black Flag... but I just have no interest in Unity. Something about all the advertising I've seen for it has just made me go "...eh"

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Re: The thread of win

Postby Geoff_B » 10 Dec 2014, 06:10

To be fair, leaving aside all the horrible bug stuff, Unity is quite a good game. Certainly the city of Paris is huge and all the side quests will keep you occupied for hours. Even the main missions themselves are not too badly done. The story is pretty much your standard work your way up the templar food chain affair that you normally get but it's definitely not as bad as The Internet makes it out to be.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 10 Dec 2014, 07:19

I know. The city is beautiful, the ability to go indoors is a wonderful touch, the setting is excellent, and I've heard the protagonist is actually relatable and nice. But... none of it really interests me. Assassin's Creed storylines bore me nowadays, nothing about Arno makes me interested in the guy. It just doesn't offer enough that's genuinely new or cool, as opposed to gimmicky tack-ons or playing to formula.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby viscomica » 11 Dec 2014, 08:45

I feel silly saying this when I'm already 23 years old but... I'm getting a credit card. Yay me
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Re: The thread of win

Postby empath » 11 Dec 2014, 18:25

Congrats! It means that Big Business thinks you're responsible enough to be trusted to pay off your obligations with a grace period! :)


Wife and I get xmas cards and mail 'em out to friends and family...but we always have a few left over...now we've got a fair number of different 'odds and ends' cards piling up.

But the WIN is that I've discovered the perfect use for them:

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Re: The thread of win

Postby Darkobra » 12 Dec 2014, 12:01

Fixed my monitor. Fixed my graphics card. I now have full HDMI glory on my GTX 970 and there is nothing I can't run.

Seriously. It was a mix of the cable and the drivers.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby betsytheripper » 18 Dec 2014, 00:18

I am finally done with this semester. My grad school apps are in, I have one 50-question multiple choice test on Saturday (pbbt finals on Saturday), and a bit of work to finish up for a project.

This 17 unit semester can go suck it.

The best part? I HAVE FREE TIME AGAIN! And right after that test, I get to go have delicious food and beer. YES.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Lord Chrusher » 18 Dec 2014, 01:09

The Research Degrees Committee at my university has recommended that I be awarded a PhD. I guess that makes me Doctor Chrusher now.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Kortanios » 18 Dec 2014, 05:03

Congratz Doctor Chrusher!
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Elomin Sha » 18 Dec 2014, 05:53

Ohhhhhhhhh it's a Star Trek reference. Congratulations Beverley.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Prospero101 » 18 Dec 2014, 06:19

I'll be Wesley! Everybody tells me to shut up anyway.

All kidding aside, that's really awesome, Chrusher. Is that recommendation from the committee all you need? I'm not really familiar with the process.
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Re: The thread of win

Postby Master Gunner » 18 Dec 2014, 06:43

Congrats, man!
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Re: The thread of win

Postby empath » 18 Dec 2014, 08:08

W00tles! Gratz, milord!
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