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Re: Play Star Citizen for Free
May 20, 2022, 13:20
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Re: Play Star Citizen for Free May 20, 2022, 13:20
May 20, 2022, 13:20
 
This is the game that was the predecessor to NFT scams, right?
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Re: OotB: Tribal
Mar 29, 2022, 16:59
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Re: OotB: Tribal Mar 29, 2022, 16:59
Mar 29, 2022, 16:59
 
Valuations where I'm at are horrifying. I bought a house for 300k in 2015, which was expensive but doable on my income. I lost my job and had to sell in 2020 because I knew that my next job wouldn't be in the same area (even in the same urban area, I was far from where other opportunities were; the house was close to the job I had in 2015, and already far from where I was working in 2020, and even *that* was much closer than just about any other employer in the area) and thought that I could get a new job quickly, and I could just buy wherever I ended up.
Now, my old house is suddenly worth over 700k, and everything else is just as bad, if not worse. I eventually got a new job, but I can't afford anywhere near what the prices are now.
Rooms-for-rent with roommates up at all hours are nearly as much as what my mortgage was, and terrible apartments with neighbors who are somehow even worse than roommates far exceed my mortgage and are destroying my capacity to save, and the lack of sleep is destroying my will to even live.

I would move, if I could find somewhere that I could still afford, but it feels like prices are just unreal *everywhere*
Even if I took a mortgage on one of these tiny 500k houses built in the 60s that are a huge step down from what I had, I don't have 30 years of work at my current level left in me to make the mortgage payments.
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Re: OotB: Tribal
Mar 29, 2022, 16:00
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Re: OotB: Tribal Mar 29, 2022, 16:00
Mar 29, 2022, 16:00
 
The sleep mutation must be pretty common, since I've been bouncing between residences in desperate search of a place where my neighbors are quiet enough to let me sleep through the night, but just not finding it. People act like I'm the weird one when I'm unhappy about them cooking until 1 AM and again at 5 am, and slamming doors overnight.

This real estate bubble needs to burst so that a single income is sufficient to not need to live with roommates or in an apartment.
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Re: Elden Ring 2022's Top Seller
Mar 11, 2022, 13:49
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Re: Elden Ring 2022's Top Seller Mar 11, 2022, 13:49
Mar 11, 2022, 13:49
 
Lots of people tried fingers
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Re: Descent: Underground Resumes; Renamed
Mar 11, 2022, 12:33
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Re: Descent: Underground Resumes; Renamed Mar 11, 2022, 12:33
Mar 11, 2022, 12:33
 
The name was a placeholder that it had in early development, before the developers got the rights to use the name Descent.
It looks like whatever legal agreement that transferred the rights of the game from the developers to the publisher did not transfer the rights to use the Descent name along with it. This article is mostly just a notice of resolution of the legal dispute around it.


I've been highly anticipating this game for a while, as there are few modern FPS games to try what Descent did (there's basically just Overload / Sublevel Zero / NeonXSZ / Retrovirus, plus some much smaller projects + the pretty-good-actually remaster of Forsaken)

Losing the game that they spent so much time making is a loss for the devs, but as a player, I'm hopeful that the game is finished and published because of this.
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Re: Morning Patches
Feb 4, 2022, 18:11
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Re: Morning Patches Feb 4, 2022, 18:11
Feb 4, 2022, 18:11
 
If it's not Barret, what's the point?
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Re: Get Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair for Free
Feb 3, 2022, 19:51
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Re: Get Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair for Free Feb 3, 2022, 19:51
Feb 3, 2022, 19:51
 
Good game, but has been a repeat several times by now.
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Re: Worms NFT Plans Buried
Feb 1, 2022, 20:59
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Re: Worms NFT Plans Buried Feb 1, 2022, 20:59
Feb 1, 2022, 20:59
 
They at least wanted to release an NFTease
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Re: Crysis Remastered Trilogy Review Guidelines Leaked?
Oct 17, 2021, 06:52
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Re: Crysis Remastered Trilogy Review Guidelines Leaked? Oct 17, 2021, 06:52
Oct 17, 2021, 06:52
 
The only "don't" I take issue with is not mentioning the lack of Crysis Warhead, which is an important omission.
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Re: American McGee Up for
Jul 23, 2021, 16:34
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Re: American McGee Up for Jul 23, 2021, 16:34
Jul 23, 2021, 16:34
 
I don't really want more Alice, but I'd be up for a new demented thing by him.
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Re: etc., etc.
Mar 21, 2020, 10:44
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Re: etc., etc. Mar 21, 2020, 10:44
Mar 21, 2020, 10:44
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 21, 2020, 09:30:
gsilver wrote on Mar 21, 2020, 09:20:
They were in a death spiral before this started. If they close now, they are done.
So intentionally exposing employees to a deadly virus will pull them out of the spiral?
Heck no. Rather than pass with the shred of dignity that they might have had left, they're just clinging to life without respect to anyone else.
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Re: etc., etc.
Mar 21, 2020, 09:20
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Re: etc., etc. Mar 21, 2020, 09:20
Mar 21, 2020, 09:20
 
They were in a death spiral before this started. If they close now, they are done.
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Re: etc
Mar 9, 2020, 01:23
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Re: etc Mar 9, 2020, 01:23
Mar 9, 2020, 01:23
 
Those are rather base picks, which seem more picked for popularity than strength of theme. Where are games like Lisa, Actual Sunlight, and Little Red Lie?
There are bound to be games that dig deeper than those, too.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 8, 2020, 17:20
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 8, 2020, 17:20
Mar 8, 2020, 17:20
 
It'd be really nice if we were to switch to permanent daylight saving time. I really hate it getting dark before I get out of work in the winter. And if anything, it being dark on the way back from work is more dangerous than it possibly being dark on the way to work, since I'm far more tired at the end of the day.

Arizona is a bit of a special case, due to summer temperatures rather than winter daylight being the driving factor. Let them keep their year-round standard time.
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Re: Are You a Game Collector?
Feb 18, 2020, 15:14
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Re: Are You a Game Collector? Feb 18, 2020, 15:14
Feb 18, 2020, 15:14
 
IMO, game count isn't the end-all metric. There's a big difference between signing up for Humble Monthly and not making extensive use of the pause-a-month feature vs actively seeking out games.
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Re: Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Released
Feb 15, 2020, 08:54
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Re: Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Released Feb 15, 2020, 08:54
Feb 15, 2020, 08:54
 
Woo. It took 4 years, but Street Fighter 5 is finally out of early access.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Feb 15, 2020, 08:50
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2020, 08:50
Feb 15, 2020, 08:50
 
That article on virtual currency somehow made me think of making a mobile game, adding a skin that is purchasable with a million dollars worth of “fun bucks” or whatever, but also purchasable with one “cool token” that players get for “free”. If they bought the skin with their token, the system would generate a tax form showing a one million dollar capital gain.
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Re: Tencent Invests in Platinum
Jan 7, 2020, 15:14
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Re: Tencent Invests in Platinum Jan 7, 2020, 15:14
Jan 7, 2020, 15:14
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 14:58:
Nimh wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 14:47:
El Pit wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 13:30:
Darks wrote on Jan 7, 2020, 11:17:
Anytime Tencent is involved in any investment, means you just sold your soul.

It is much wiser to sell your soul to US investment groups and hedge funds!

If you sell out, you sell out.

Yeah, imperfect Democracy vs Authoritarian dictatorship. All the same, sure.
meh
money vs money
At least they didn't sell out to EA Games, because if they did, they'd be shut down within two years.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 15, 2019, 09:39
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2019, 09:39
Dec 15, 2019, 09:39
 
Glad to see that you made it, but I would advise to take care of your gut health once you’re completely off of the antibiotics and have recovered. I’ve been dealing with some chronic health problems, and my doctor thinks that they were made worse by antibiotics throwing my system out of whack.
Not saying that they aren’t important, but antibiotics kill a lot of good bacteria, too, so probiotics afterwards are important.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 18, 2019, 21:22
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2019, 21:22
Aug 18, 2019, 21:22
 
There's a lot here, so hopefully I don't miss anything:

RedEye9 wrote on Aug 18, 2019, 02:15:
A TED talk by a doctor (surgeon) who had debilitating depression and was cured.

The last idea I can throw out is household chemical exposure. A friend with a bad back got a brand new memory foam mattress. His back never felt better but he developed a bunch of other symptoms including some that manifested in mental health issues.
He did some research and determined it might be related to his high dollar mattress. The company refunded the mattress, his symptoms cleared up, and all is well.

The body is a complex organism and what works for one group may poison another.

I've tapped my life experience on the subject.
I'd hope that somebody, somewhere has been in your identical situation and was properly diagnosed. And that the information is out there and you come across it.
Re: ECT
I've heard of ECT, but as a programmer, my job depends on my executive functioning being as intact as possible. My mom did go through with it with positive results (and some memory loss), but worse case scenario, it destroys my capacity to work at the level that I have and doesn't do anything for my sleep/energy.
I'm also not even sure if I'm depressed... My mood isn't the greatest, but the physical symptoms (fatigue, daytime sleepiness, headaches, etc) are far and away the overriding factor.

Re: Mattresses
Both my current and previous mattress were expensive memory foam mattresses. The last time I used a traditional mattress was way back in college, and while I had fatigue issues then, too, it was certainly a lot less than now. Then again, I was a lot younger then, too. It's worth a shot, though.

I do have an old traditional spring mattress left behind by a friend who used to rent a room from me that I've been meaning to throw out, and I've got an extra room in my house that I can use (at least they pay programmers well...). All I need is a box spring and some sheets of the right size and I could try it.
//Ordered box spring. It should get here on Tuesday

Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 18, 2019, 08:47:
Wow, sorry dude -- sounds like you need a real life Dr. House. It also sounds like finding companionship might need to be down a bit on your list of priorities.
I don't know... if there *isn't* a solution to the fatigue and other issues (and I've tried damn near everything), am I supposed to just live in a cave alone for the rest of my life?

Kxmode wrote on Aug 18, 2019, 11:48:
Hi, gsilver. Have you tried Quetiapine? They initially prescribed 50mg, which hit me like a freight truck and made me feel like a zombie in the morning. I requested a lower dosage, and they dropped it to 25mg. The results were better. However, adding a dissoluble 10mg Melatonin tab with the Quetiapine is perfect for my brain chemistry. My doctor said Melatonin is typically safe to mix with Seroquel-based medications; though they advise against 20mg or more. I now get good sleep, and the previous issues I suffered from have subsided for now, at least. One condition I am willing to share here is that I had extremely bad insomnia. Without the medicine, I will lay in bed for six hours and not fall asleep. It would not be uncommon for me to be up for 48-72 hours at a time with full stamina and alertness; sometimes doing programming during those times.
I've done better on Seroquel than other things that I've tried. I recall sleeping better at night on it, but still being fatigued, and mood was unchanged. It might be worth a second go with it. I don't recall it making anything in particular worse.
As for melatonin, I've dabbled in it, and all it seems to do is make me feel an intense pressure in my head, but doesn't result in any more sleep at all (in some cases, much less).

jdreyer wrote on Aug 18, 2019, 15:07:
Have you tried online dating? Online dating is quickly replacing all the traditional ways of meeting people.
I've tried it a number of times, and it's pretty discouraging. Send out a ton of messages. Get few if any replies.
On the rare instances that I've managed to go on a date, it hasn't gone anywhere.
It's mostly a matter of working up the nerve for a high level of rejection.

Though if could have like an actual group of friends who wanted to do stuff, like, ever, that would be huge.
It'd also be nice to live near family, but there are precisely zero programming jobs within 150 miles of where my folks live. There are two on Glass Door at a few just over 150 miles, neither of which are a particularly strong match for my background, in a city where wages are about 48% the national average...
My sister lives in New York City, but having visited twice in the last year, uh... dear god no, I'm not moving to NYC.
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