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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Job thread. on: December 05, 2011, 08:22:45 PM
I work as an admin. assistant at a Condo Development. We are self-managed and INCREDIBLY DYSFUNCTIONAL. I'd laugh about it if it wasn't where I grew up/parents still live. The best/worst thing about the job is my boss. He's very smart, thinks he's smarter, can do almost everything, thinks he can do everything, works 7 days a week, thinks everyone should work as diligently. It's weird.
17  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 01, 2011, 08:20:59 PM
I concur
18  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Secrets and the unknown on: August 08, 2011, 07:58:34 PM
If you don't overdose from heroin, the worst side effect (aside from addiction) is constipation.
19  The Rest / General Discussions / Good Booze Thread on: August 02, 2011, 08:30:58 PM
I'm a bit of a beer geek/snob, and tend to be discerning when I drink (unless I'm with my filthy, base relatives, in which I tend to drink ::shudder:: Miller Lite). So I figured I'd find out what your tastes are in boozeahol - beer, wine, sake, hard liquor, etc.

For beer, some of my favorite breweries are Dogfish Head (90 minute is one of my favorite beers ever!), and Weyerbacher (their Heresy was quite good). But the best beer I've ever had was a braggot called Old Danish. Had a bottle for $20 at the Sunset Grill in Boston (which also had the biggest beer selection I've ever seen!) and I immediately fell in love. I tend to like the heavier beers, especially ones that fall on the "mead" side of the equation, or those brewed in brandy casks/mixed with brandy.

Post, pilgrim!
20  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Patent trolls on: July 25, 2011, 08:20:08 PM
I'm a big NPR and This American Life fan. I thought this program was interesting, particularly because I used to work at a patent lawfirm up until a week ago. Most of our clients were mid-tier companies and individual inventors. Most of our clients were developing patents for drugs and therapies to fight cancer, but they ranged from designs for beds to 3D specs technology.

Our firm didn't do much litigation (suing) but mostly did prosecution (getting stuff patented in the first place). Before I left, though, I was working with an attorney on a case for litigation in China, and let me tell you, it may be easy to litigate in the US, but internationally, it's a pain in the ass.

We didn't deal with software, though, and that's what this program focuses on; it's harder to troll patents for pharmaceuticals, though not impossible. But seeing the amount of money involved in these patents, I can understand how appealing (and devious) being a troll is.
21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The ^<v Game on: July 23, 2011, 06:28:46 AM
^I don't enjoy games, I'm a reviewer.
< I am not wearing a shirt right now.
Does anyone know how to do a down arrow?
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: New parent on: June 04, 2011, 09:08:00 PM
I gots me a 2 yr old and a 4 mo. old. The DS is my best friend. I can only play games like Dragon Age when Miles (2 yr old) is not around/sleeping. That being said, Miles really doesn't care too much about games. He's a TV fiend, though, so we limit him to an hour a day.

Yeah, most of the things you liked to do will have to be put on the back burner until your daughter is older. It made me sad for a while, but when you accept it, things get better.

Also, GR: I wonder myself, sometimes. But I really like having two kids. I could certainly go without the crying, but they'll get older and be able to play with each other and take care of me when I'm old and I have to wear the stinky diapers :)
23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: If you're a college student, you shouldn't be allowed to vote... on: March 09, 2011, 05:21:04 PM
Bottom line is, if you can be eligible for selective service, you get a vote, end of story.
24  The Rest / General Discussions / Pun thread on: January 13, 2011, 07:42:01 PM
Post your best:

Conversation between my friend and I:

Me: Would a game featuring and named after Link's horse be considered eponymous?
Him: Only if it had a cameo by Mickey Mouse
Me: That's ebony-mouse
Him: That sounds like the worst dessert ever!
Me: That would be wight chocolate.
Him: Eyes cream is pretty bad.
Me: Not as bad as creme boole.
Him: Point.
25  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: My god what a dickhead on: December 15, 2010, 08:59:28 PM
BBC is a far sight better than most American news outlets, with the exception of its coverage of the UK. I took part in a study once where I had to rate a variety of news sources based on a number of factors, and one thing that consistently came through was that, with almost no exceptions, major news reporting sources are incredibly biased when it comes to their own country.

Ironically, Xinhua is actually pretty good at reporting anything that isn't directly related to China or its interests pretty fairly. And if you get your news from one source, it should probably be the Christian Science Monitor. Yeah, you heard me. Their reporting is ridiculously even-handed, which makes me wonder what they have to do with Christian Science at all.

Big losers were NYTimes and the Guardian, actually. They are incredibly biased in their news reporting.
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Game Philosophy: Who are we playing against? on: December 13, 2010, 06:54:17 PM
Different people probably play against different things. I play against the game's programmers, I figure, at least until computers are truly artificially intelligent.
27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What don't you get sick of?? Favorite things!!? on: December 09, 2010, 10:16:18 PM
Big Trouble in Little China
That's the only movie I think I could never get sick of.

Sad that that's my list, eh?
28  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wizardry on the PS3 on: December 04, 2010, 06:58:45 PM
It's such irony that a series that was so completely inspired by Western RPGs (both computer and pen&paper) got such limited play in the US.
29  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Give My Wife and Son a Christmas Album Sale! on: December 04, 2010, 11:45:23 AM
Retraction; SMB RPG OSV is going for $150!
30  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Give My Wife and Son a Christmas Album Sale! on: December 03, 2010, 07:05:05 AM
Thanks Pat and Dennis and WA. There are a lot of people out there who are getting some VERY nice Christmas deals. Some highlights are:

Super Mario RPG OSV: $75
Dragon Quest Box with Slimes: $150
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