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Re: Rainbow Six Extraction Reviews
Jan 19, 2022, 15:47
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Re: Rainbow Six Extraction Reviews Jan 19, 2022, 15:47
Jan 19, 2022, 15:47
 
So this is the R6 version of L4D?

That actually sounds pretty cool. I much prefer coop PvE over PvP.
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Re: OotB: Not Propped Up
Jan 18, 2022, 19:58
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Re: OotB: Not Propped Up Jan 18, 2022, 19:58
Jan 18, 2022, 19:58
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 03:18:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 18:11:
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 03:55:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 16, 2022, 17:26:
On my weight loss journey, I reached a milestone today, 179. I hadn't been in the 170s for quite some time. This week I'm down 3 pounds and 8 pounds for the past month—45 total pounds in 120 days (since September 18th). I also started to notice my XL pants were too loose. I'm using the last hole on a belt to hold them up, but at some point, I'll need to downgrade to L.

Congrats you skinny bitch. I'll make sure to put a life vest on you if we walk onto anyone's deck so ya don't fall through the slats
He'll need that lifevest regardless: without all that buoyant fat, he'll sink like a stone!
Maybe there's a party under the sea!
Unless you have gills, it will be a Weekend at Bernie's scenario.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Jan 18, 2022, 19:40
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 18, 2022, 19:40
Jan 18, 2022, 19:40
 
Microsoft's Blizzard acquisition could face an inquisition.

Not expected!
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Jan 18, 2022, 19:20
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Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 18, 2022, 19:20
Jan 18, 2022, 19:20
 
Italian senate meeting interrupted by Final Fantasy hentai.

Given that they invented orgies 2500 years ago, they were probably nonplussed.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jan 18, 2022, 19:18
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 18, 2022, 19:18
Jan 18, 2022, 19:18
 
Winter Olympics- Athletes advised to use burner phones in Beijing.

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Re: OotB: Brrrrr
Jan 18, 2022, 18:41
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Re: OotB: Brrrrr Jan 18, 2022, 18:41
Jan 18, 2022, 18:41
 
They live in CT, but near the ocean, so winters and summers are milder.

Dad was talking about moving out here, so we'll see.
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Re: Scientists Say the Universe Itself May Be “Pixelated.”
Jan 18, 2022, 16:44
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Re: Scientists Say the Universe Itself May Be “Pixelated.” Jan 18, 2022, 16:44
Jan 18, 2022, 16:44
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 15:49:
Blue wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 15:32:
Enahs wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 12:14:
Blue wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 11:40:
No can do. There's an HOA rule against new ones, though if you have one from before the rule you are grandfathered in.

Upgrade to a heat pump. They are super efficient now and you get both heating and cooling from one system. Modern cold weather ones can still extract heat from -12F conditions outside more efficiently than other systems. And they also have backup electric coils for fallback or needing rapid heating.
That's the option that most appeals to me. I need to dig into it to figure out how doable this is considering the land we own behind our unit extends about 6-8 feet and is almost entirely patio. There's room out there for a central air unit, but most heat pump diagrams look to me like they take some land. Apparently they also can make good use of a pond, and we have one of those, but unfortunately it's communal.
Blue,I’m sure you’ve looked at minisplits. They don’t take up much exterior space and they are available with multiple heads.
Examples
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Dad and Mom installed a minisplit at their house last year. Looks to be about the size of the small pic you posted: about 3 feet wide, 1.5 feet deep, and 2 feet tall. Sits right out side the basement door in the back yard. Very innocuous and takes up little space. Sits under the roof awning a few inches from the wall to keep it out of the weather.
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Re: Scientists Say the Universe Itself May Be “Pixelated.”
Jan 18, 2022, 15:54
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Re: Scientists Say the Universe Itself May Be “Pixelated.” Jan 18, 2022, 15:54
Jan 18, 2022, 15:54
 
Bodolza wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 15:27:
Knowing very little about general aviation, for a while I thought the "Sucked out of His Plane" video was serious. Took me a while to figure out it was all a joke.
Yeah, I haven't seen deadpan done that well since Steven Wright was popular.
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Re: OotB: Brrrrr
Jan 18, 2022, 15:26
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Re: OotB: Brrrrr Jan 18, 2022, 15:26
Jan 18, 2022, 15:26
 
Finished Station Eleven. They stuck the landing, wrapping up the all the motivations and relationships of the intertwined characters. It was good and kind of lingers with you a while. Another Cloud Atlas similarity I meant to mention the other day is the "religious" document created by one of the characters. Like the Sonmi 451 revelation, it permeates and influences characters throughout the story well beyond its initial creation. I don't mean to insinuate that the author copied anything from Cloud Atlas. They are very different stories, but the similarities are interesting.
And while I think they are a bit too optimistic about the future of humanity after such a cataclysmic event, I think having a darker tone might have undermined the story themes. Ultimately, the story is concerned with character motivations and relationships, and less the nuts and bolts of a post-apocalyptic America.
I'm probably going to have to watch the whole show again, given how the story is told out of order (Pulp Fiction style), so I can pick up the bits from complicated web of connection I may have missed the first time.

So... on to Yellowjackets? I guess I'm a glutton for punishment. I wonder if I can finish it before the free trial of Showtime runs out...
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings
Jan 18, 2022, 04:59
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings Jan 18, 2022, 04:59
Jan 18, 2022, 04:59
 
Quinn wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 02:30:
I get it that the superior was fired. Because of tge power dynamic, like you said. What makes it draconian is that the subordinate was fired as well, imo.

As for no relationships at work period? Some here know my opinion about that. It's inhuman. Love is stronger than HR rules I fell in love with a woman at work which was my peer. She's my wife now, we have two lovely daughters and another thing of worth: as a couple, we made friends at work for life. With one couple we play D&D kind of board games once a month for years now. My quality of life has increased a thousand fold because I fell in love and didn't have to lose my much needed job over it.
As I mentioned, we have lots of dating in the office and married couples that met there. The only rule is the manager-subordinate one, AFAIK.

I suppose they were both fired due to the trust issue. Had they gone to management before or even early on in the relationship and said, "Hey we like each other and want to date," management would have been very accommodating and found reporting structures for them to allow that. It's a progressive non-profit, and I've seen them bend over backwards for employees (although not that exact situation). But once they spent many months sneaking around and breaking the rules to the point that the entire office was talking about it, management's hands were really tied. I'm completely untuned to such things, and even I noticed it. Me: "Hey, are they a thing? I see them together a lot." My teammate: "Oh, yeah, for months now. Where have you been?" Our company handles private personal information for hundreds of thousands of people, and we have to do training annually on how to handle that, so trust is a big part of the job.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings
Jan 17, 2022, 23:27
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings Jan 17, 2022, 23:27
Jan 17, 2022, 23:27
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 22:32:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 22:22:
Eventually some men will realize that women are also human beings and should be treated as such.
Over the last couple of years it has started to feel like the number of men who realize that is far, far smaller than I ever thought it was...
It's probably less that the numbers have changed, and more that the tolerance for such things has changed. Probably the greater amount of reporting is making it seem like more, but it hasn't changed that much in absolute terms. It's just more in the open now, so it seems greater. I'm reminded of a story reporting on crime from several years ago. Americans fear of crime had gone up substantially while crime itself was down by 30% from a couple decades earlier. Turns out news reporting on crime had increased three fold on average.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings
Jan 17, 2022, 23:22
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings Jan 17, 2022, 23:22
Jan 17, 2022, 23:22
 
Teddy wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 22:29:
The escorted out by police is a strange situation. Why would police bother to show up for someone being fired? Something else happened there that isn't mentioned. The losing your job for dating ANYONE you work with is common and I guarantee it isn't something that was sprung on these two unaware. It's a ubiquitous rule in a lot of employee handbooks for countless companies and made clear by HR in most places during onboarding.
It was a bit shocking. I've never seen that before or since. As you say, there may have been more going on. However, it might also be that a lot of our companies made it a standard policy after the mass work shooting that occurred in our city 20 years ago in which 7 people died: people fired for cause (as opposed to RIF'd) get a police escort. Not sure.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings
Jan 17, 2022, 23:09
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings Jan 17, 2022, 23:09
Jan 17, 2022, 23:09
 
Quinn wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 21:57:

Escorted out by police for browbeating? Losing your job for dating a superior? That's draconian as fuck. There must be a middleground between "rape culture" and that iron fist you just described.
In the first case, I suspect the employee probably had other marks against him and perhaps that was the last straw. I don't work in the HR dept so I don't know for sure, but there were rumors. That said, he was agitated and his voice was raised, which shouldn't happen in a regular conversation at work. It definitely struck me witnessing the conversation that he wouldn't have spoken to another man that way, and in fact never did to my observation. He sat a row over for around a year, so I probably would have noticed. The only other time I've witnessed something similar was when my direct subordinate was having a psychotic break and was yelling at and accusing people of imagined slights at work. He went into the hospital after that and we never heard from him again, even though we understood he was having a mental illness and were completely prepared to bring him back after he got better. But he just totally disappeared. It was pretty strange.

In the second case, I would honestly be surprised if most companies didn't have such a rule about dating subordinates. It's not about the dating, but the power dynamics and potential for abuse of power. We have lots of people who date, and lots of married couples at work who met at work. Just not supervisor-subordinate. For the record, she was the manager and he was the subordinate, and I saw them together in Costco a year after they got fired. So the relationship seemed totally legit to me (as opposed to a power dynamic). All's well that ends well? 😀
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Re: OotB: MLK
Jan 17, 2022, 22:28
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Re: OotB: MLK Jan 17, 2022, 22:28
Jan 17, 2022, 22:28
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 18:18:
I've got 4 episodes of Station Eleven to go, it's been a believable blast along the lines of The Stand.
The airport and minefield episodes were a great roller coaster.
I especially enjoy the part about not trusting any stranger, ever. And barely trusted those you know.
I'm at my best when I'm escaping.
Danielle Deadwyler was also a standout, especially her standalone episode. I hope this leads to bigger things for her.

Let me know when you finish.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings
Jan 17, 2022, 21:46
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Jan 17, 2022, 21:46
 
Pepe wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 20:05:
Lost of stuff going on in different places, recently this came to light https://tinyurl.com/4bfuucmy

If you ask me there are very few companies that don't have issues, and the larger they are the more you will find, not saying I'm ok with that, but you are naive to think this will get fixed overnight by firing one CEO like Kotick.
Corporate culture matters.
> EA has won awards for years for its progressive and proactive corporate culture (even while being raked over the coals for its stupid and greedy monetization strategies), and I haven't heard of these issues being widespread over at EA yet.
> I work at a 1500 person company with very low tolerance for any shenanigans. One employee I witnessed browbeating a female coworker. Her English isn't very good, so I'm not sure she realized that he was being a dick (I asked her if she was okay), but people in the vicinity certainly heard him and knew. A few days later, he was being escorted out by the police. There was another case where a superior was dating a subordinate. Both were fired as soon as it came to light.
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Re: OotB: MLK
Jan 17, 2022, 21:36
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Jan 17, 2022, 21:36
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 20:18:
Djokovic was finally deported for lying, not being inoculated against the coronavirus and for being a vocal vaccine skeptic. Australia rules baby. Thumbsup
It helps being an "island," much like my state. But it's much more than that: they've had good policies and good unity adhering to them. Hats off to the Aussies (among several other countries) who have put on a clinic on how to handle a pandemic. Not just in pandemic handling, but on a lot of fronts I've been pretty impressed with Australian competence.
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Re: OotB: Not Propped Up
Jan 17, 2022, 18:11
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Jan 17, 2022, 18:11
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 03:55:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 16, 2022, 17:26:
On my weight loss journey, I reached a milestone today, 179. I hadn't been in the 170s for quite some time. This week I'm down 3 pounds and 8 pounds for the past month—45 total pounds in 120 days (since September 18th). I also started to notice my XL pants were too loose. I'm using the last hole on a belt to hold them up, but at some point, I'll need to downgrade to L.

Congrats you skinny bitch. I'll make sure to put a life vest on you if we walk onto anyone's deck so ya don't fall through the slats
He'll need that lifevest regardless: without all that buoyant fat, he'll sink like a stone!
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Re: OotB: Not Propped Up
Jan 17, 2022, 18:10
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Jan 17, 2022, 18:10
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 02:27:
Greentiger wrote on Jan 16, 2022, 23:00:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 16, 2022, 17:26:
On my weight loss journey, I reached a milestone today, 179. I hadn't been in the 170s for quite some time. This week I'm down 3 pounds and 8 pounds for the past month—45 total pounds in 120 days (since September 18th). I also started to notice my XL pants were too loose. I'm using the last hole on a belt to hold them up, but at some point, I'll need to downgrade to L.

Congrats! Weight loss has always been difficult for me, best wishes.

Thank you. It's a pretty simple plan—one meal a day, low/no sugar (I shoot for 0 mg but try to keep it under 5 mg max daily), and no processed foods. I also try and get 8 hours of sleep every night. It's incredible how much weight I lose while I sleep. I'm sure there's a scientific study for that. 🙂

Diet makes up 65% of weight loss. While it has internal benefits, exercise is not an ideal weight loss solution. For example, which do you think will lose more weight? A.) A person who spends two hours exercising then eats a pizza and two other meals throughout the day plus snacks or B.) a person who eats just one meal a day that doesn't contain sugar and isn't processed food. The other day, an overweight person (~240ish) in Chipotle looked like he had worked out (he had sweat on the back of his neck and was wearing exercise clothes). I watched as he ordered a double-tortilla steak burrito with EVERYTHING (it was so big they had to use two pieces of aluminum to wrap it). I'm pretty sure he ended up gaining weight, and he'll wake in the morning and conclude, "this exercising thing isn't working. I quit!"
Even running 50 miles a week, I found it hard to get under 170 because I kept eating the same way and having a beer with dinner.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings
Jan 17, 2022, 18:04
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Jan 17, 2022, 18:04
 
Darks wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 14:35:
How is the world Kotick hasn't been fired over all of this is just sad and concerning. I really don't know how this guy still has a job. I hope they do a class action on the company and sue the pants off them. Maybe then the shareholders will pull their heads out of their asses.
I'm $trugg£ing to under$tand ₩h¥ Kotick ha$ yet to be ƒir€d by the ฿oard.
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Re: OotB: MLK
Jan 17, 2022, 17:06
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Jan 17, 2022, 17:06
 
Scripted TV Production Hits Record Numbers.

I'm about to watch the last episode of Station Eleven. It's very Cloud Atlas in the way that the characters are all somehow connected through time, location, and serendipity, as well as how the story jumps around in time. It's definitely a slow burn, but the acting is great and it picks up as the story goes along. In addition to Davis and Patel, whom I mentioned in my last comment, I'd like to call out Matilda Lawler. Child actors are often unable to bring depth and believability to their performances, but she is amazing, with poise and skill well beyond her years. There are some lapses you have to forgive it (would they really have working flashlights 20 years after the collapse of civilization?), but overall it's a unique experience and I'm eager to see how it wraps up.
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