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Alfred Thein
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Former Northam inhabitant, now living in SEA.
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August 14, 2020
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Re: OotB: Prescreened
Feb 22, 2024, 20:54
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Re: OotB: Prescreened Feb 22, 2024, 20:54
Feb 22, 2024, 20:54
 
I have a dog in Burma. I actually don't like dogs. However, this puppy came into my yard when I was getting food delivered. He was bitten by some type of snake and his neck/face was swollen. So I took him to the vet, got him vaccines, fixed etc., and the little fucker keeps destroying my yard. My house is a rental so I've been constantly repairing the damage the dog is causing (It is a Burmese built house, so basically everything is half-assed and already easy to wreck). He's also managed to kill several animals (wildlife and chickens etc) that wandered into my yard. I've had my yard totally fenced etc., but wildlife is pretty fecund here and apparently chickens can fly high enough to get over the barbed wire fence. He's also chewed up the front bumper of my (rental) car, the seatbelt once it was sticking out (my bad but still), the side view mirrors (replaced twice now), my water pump's power, my pvc pipes for my water hose (again shoddy Burmese Engineering is partially to blame) and more.

So I've decided to get a shock collar because:

-no dog trainers in my city
-my work/revolutionary schedule is basically 7 days a week + lots of travel, my only downtime is when I get injured/sick.

Anyways, my point is that I looked for help dealing with this behavioural issue but every site/expert I found had answers that did not apply to my situation (third world country, civil war, no services etc). I even thought of giving him up for adoption, but only for a foreigner. Burmese people love animals, but their idea of responsible ownership is not my idea. Thus I'm keeping the dog as I don't want him to have a lower quality of life. But yea, I am going to get a shock collar because I can't train him (he is stubborn as fuck) and I can't find any trainers. I don't really want to zap him, but I think its preferable to say, him biting the power cord on my generator outside and dying.

It's pretty easy to judge the actions of others when you don't know their situation fully.
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: GOG.com Lunar New Year Sale; Get Mordheim: City of the Damned for Free
Jan 26, 2024, 06:16
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Re: GOG.com Lunar New Year Sale; Get Mordheim: City of the Damned for Free Jan 26, 2024, 06:16
Jan 26, 2024, 06:16
 
Stupid me sent a news submission email because somehow I didn't see this on the page. Feel free to disregard the email Blue, my bad!
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: Dune: Spice Wars Released
Sep 15, 2023, 06:58
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Re: Dune: Spice Wars Released Sep 15, 2023, 06:58
Sep 15, 2023, 06:58
 
Shoulda used emm386 (was replying to the himem comment but forgot to quote)

This comment was edited on Sep 15, 2023, 22:19.
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: The Making of Karateka
Aug 30, 2023, 06:16
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Re: The Making of Karateka Aug 30, 2023, 06:16
Aug 30, 2023, 06:16
 
This was the first game I got trolled by. Beat the guards, beat the pain in the ass bird, beat the big boss.. went to rescue the princess, accidentally hit space bar, goes into combat mode. Before I can un-combat mode, princess kicks me and 1 shots me. The end.

Great memories.
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Aug 26, 2023, 20:45
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 26, 2023, 20:45
Aug 26, 2023, 20:45
 
Thanks for your concern.

I'm doing as well as can be expected. Far far better than the average citizen here due to the protection that (moderate in my case) wealth can give. That being said, the official CE rate is 1 USD per 2100 MMK roughly. The actual (Black Market) rate is 1 USD to 4000 MMK (expected to rise to 6000). This basically is destroying the middle class and the impoverished here so this will lead to even more unrest and will reach the major cities as basic food/gas supplies become too expensive. The junta of course is making this situation worsen with their idiotic economic policies.

As for the war itself, its more or less a stalemate. The government cannot consolidate its power on the ground due to rebels, and thus is escalating its air war by bombing the crap out of villages etc., continuing a list of unimaginable atrocities. The rebels for the most part have done better than expected, but as usual in this type of conflict, angry young men with guns on both sides without any education or critical thinking leads to unnecessary civilian casualties. So far Balkanization hasn't occurred, quite the opposite for now.

Our dictator in a classic Orwellian/Buddhist move is building pagodas to offset his karma for all the murder. Because Buddhism totally works that way /s

Anyways just a little update.
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Aug 25, 2023, 21:49
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 25, 2023, 21:49
Aug 25, 2023, 21:49
 
Already had one facebook fueled genocide in Burma. I guess our local junta is going to take advantage of this and spam FB with pro-junta ads.
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: Jagged Alliance 3 Released
Jul 14, 2023, 20:54
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Re: Jagged Alliance 3 Released Jul 14, 2023, 20:54
Jul 14, 2023, 20:54
 
Jagged Alliance 1 was one of my first PC Big box games. I remembered getting the CD from PC-Gamer with the demo on it and playing it for hours. I've played all the series in the game since, but aside from JA:2 and kinda Wildfire, most of the games released later have been mediocre at best. I thought that JA:Rage was JA:3 due to the close release for PC but thank god I was wrong. This game seems more like a true sequel to the franchise. My only beef with it so far is my favourite (and near useless) merc "Unusually Ruthless" Reuben is missing with such classic lines as:

"I see communist pig on team. I go. I fix problem."

or

"I spit at you!"

Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
12.
 
Re: Jagged Alliance 3 in July
May 18, 2023, 06:40
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Re: Jagged Alliance 3 in July May 18, 2023, 06:40
May 18, 2023, 06:40
 
Hope its got my boy "Unusually Ruthless" Reuben.

"I see communist pig on team, I go, I fix problem!"

*Ivan has mysteriously disappeared*
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: Issues & Activism
May 7, 2023, 05:11
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Re: Issues & Activism May 7, 2023, 05:11
May 7, 2023, 05:11
 
Once again, my virtual hoarding has paid off.
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: OotB: Celebrating
Apr 29, 2023, 20:59
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Re: OotB: Celebrating Apr 29, 2023, 20:59
Apr 29, 2023, 20:59
 
My belated condolences Blue. Losing a pet is always hard. I still tear up thinking of my cats now and then. Be well and enjoy life with your significant other. Change, for good or bad is the only constant.

o>
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: Earthquake Relief Bundle
Mar 1, 2023, 21:14
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Re: Earthquake Relief Bundle Mar 1, 2023, 21:14
Mar 1, 2023, 21:14
 
As someone in a country that arguably gets the most foreign aid from the US, I would say it is not as simple as your perception of this being a charitable act. ALL (not almost all) foreign aid comes with quid-pro-quo agreements. For example, the US is considering granting foreign aid to the NUG (National Unity Government) here. This is the shadow government that was elected by our government which was democratic but was deposed in a coup on February 2021. I have been involved with the negotiations as they do not have many fluent English speakers here. The last aid contract states that we will give the US and US Interests (companies) 40% of contracts in regards to our natural resource and energy sector. The money made from this for the agreed upon 5 year contract would yield an amount worth about 10x of the value of the aid to be given. Thus, foreign aid is basically a loan with great PR, which is always paid back IF the forces that the US helps are successful.

Foreign aid is also extracted from the taxes of the American citizen. Historically the public and the government have been in accordance that foreign aid is a net gain for the US public. If you feel strongly that your tax money is spent on aiding foreign nations instead of your own I would suggest you first take a look at your government (local, state, federal) spending expenditures, as well as lobby your local politicians to take an anti-foreign aid stand.

As for this humble bundle, it is not foreign aid, but a charity. Thus you are not forced to pay for it unless you want to donate.
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: OotB: Boom, Part One
Feb 8, 2023, 05:45
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Re: OotB: Boom, Part One Feb 8, 2023, 05:45
Feb 8, 2023, 05:45
 
Glad to hear that you are ok. Take care of yourself and I hope you are fully recovered and thanks for sharing!
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: GTA Online Exploit Warning
Jan 24, 2023, 20:48
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Re: GTA Online Exploit Warning Jan 24, 2023, 20:48
Jan 24, 2023, 20:48
 
I use this free tool called session sweeper, it pauses my GTA:O process for a few seconds resulting in me being placed in a solo public lobby by myself. You can lock the session so no one can join but you are still able to do all the missions etc. That way I can enjoy a peaceful solo session or with a few friends on the rare times I hop on to play
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: Get Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 for Free
Dec 5, 2022, 20:54
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Re: Get Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 for Free Dec 5, 2022, 20:54
Dec 5, 2022, 20:54
 
I love giveaways but this one is bullshit. You need to sign up for their news letter.. then buy the game in their store using a code "REBEL30" to get the free steam key. Sounds ok right.. but in reality..

The game is not listed in their store, but only in a bundle... secondly, the game is shown as "out of stock", which imho is a dick move. You don't say you're giving away a digital/virtual product for free, then limit the amount given. So basically I unsubbed. Maybe its a regional thing, but I doubt it.
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Dec 2, 2022, 06:51
9.
Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 2, 2022, 06:51
Dec 2, 2022, 06:51
 
Was I the only one that read "Ye will not be the new owner of Parler" like a biblical commendment?
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
Dec 2, 2022, 06:48
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Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Dec 2, 2022, 06:48
Dec 2, 2022, 06:48
 
I think I'll wait a couple of days. Last drivers were confirmed by Nvidia to be not working for my card.

These ones are probably fine, but I'll just wait a few days to make sure
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: Evening Esports & Competitions
Dec 1, 2022, 05:41
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Re: Evening Esports & Competitions Dec 1, 2022, 05:41
Dec 1, 2022, 05:41
 
From what I understand Nintendo is pretty much a traditional Japanese company (which basically means they do whatever they want to protect their IP etc.,) and this combined with the major scandals the Smash Community was involved in as of 2020 probably made them a bit paranoid about this whole thing. But hey, considering I'm not a big smash bro's fan etc., I could just be talking out of my ass.
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: Gone Gold - Master of Magic
Dec 1, 2022, 05:28
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Re: Gone Gold - Master of Magic Dec 1, 2022, 05:28
Dec 1, 2022, 05:28
 
Basically one of my favourite childhood games, spent many many hours on it and found that it still plays well even now (got the GOG Classic and Community Patch versions). Can't wait to give this a spin when time allows!
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: OotB: Gifted
Nov 21, 2022, 20:31
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Re: OotB: Gifted Nov 21, 2022, 20:31
Nov 21, 2022, 20:31
 
Happy Birthday and many thanks for the site!
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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Re: Crowfall Hiaitus
Nov 9, 2022, 00:45
2.
Re: Crowfall Hiaitus Nov 9, 2022, 00:45
Nov 9, 2022, 00:45
 
No biggie, just a slight typo on "hiatus", sorry to be THAT guy.
Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful.
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