Out of the Blue

Had a fine old birthday -- thanks to all for the well wishing. The Thanksgiving week is traditionally rather quiet for gaming news, so it looks like I'll get more relaxation for continued revelry.

A couple of folks actually wrote concerned that I was naive enough not to realize the 1954 PC shot from yesterday was a joke... was it the steering wheel what gave it away?

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Re: Bloodlines: Fu Man Chu!
Nov 26, 2004, 16:01
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Re: Bloodlines: Fu Man Chu! Nov 26, 2004, 16:01
Nov 26, 2004, 16:01
 
Yep, stuck in the same place with the spinning blades.

If you are stuck trying to find your haven, they might have moved it on you.

ex, I'm playing a tremere, and I have a new haven in downtown in the chantry. (had to deal with the gargoyle to deal with it)

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Re: Eight hours later
Nov 23, 2004, 00:18
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Re: Eight hours later Nov 23, 2004, 00:18
Nov 23, 2004, 00:18
 
Think about what you flush people!

Boy, I'm getting some good ideas for future episodes of Fear Factor...

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Re: Eight hours later
Nov 22, 2004, 22:26
PHJF
 
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Re: Eight hours later Nov 22, 2004, 22:26
Nov 22, 2004, 22:26
 PHJF
 
RAY!: you have to whip out a gun and shoot the engines which are behind the gratings. I don't know if you can do it without a gun...

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Re: Eight hours later
Nov 22, 2004, 22:24
PHJF
 
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Re: Eight hours later Nov 22, 2004, 22:24
Nov 22, 2004, 22:24
 PHJF
 
To hell with apple juice, give me orange juice or give me liquid nitrogen!

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Bloodlines: Fu Man Chu!
Nov 22, 2004, 22:23
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Bloodlines: Fu Man Chu! Nov 22, 2004, 22:23
Nov 22, 2004, 22:23
 
Can anybody help me with FUC...er...I mean Fu mission?

SSTVTSTBLTMSSTTSTSSTVTSTSTSTSTLOLLOL:

I seem to be stuck on the third room, the one with the rotating blades. Now, I have already encounted a number of bugs with this quest, but I am hoping I am missing something obvious in this room. I can get to a point where the blades do at least keep on spinning and moving throughout the room (instead of being completely bugged and just sitting still,) but I do not know the trick to making the NPC happy. Unless this is a real game-stopping bug, the first real stopping one I have had, I seem to be missing the obvious.

TANK YUU EN ADVANSH!!!!!!!!!!1111111111

Off to play Half-Life 2 in the meantime,
Ray Who has not been able to access his haven for the last ten missions...

Edit: Bah @ text codes.
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Re: Eight hours later
Nov 22, 2004, 22:13
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Re: Eight hours later Nov 22, 2004, 22:13
Nov 22, 2004, 22:13
 
Sounds like a bunch of crap to me!
Ahhh, I never get tired of that one. =^_^=
Ha! I will see you that and raise you picking up World of Warcraft: Collector's Edition and not being able to play it due to $@#%$$@#% lazy ass Comcast.

Gaming problems > Real life problems



Oh yeah, FYI, I decided to blame you for the UPS woes with shipping to Dan.

Thinking all is fine so long as you have some Martinelli's apple juice,
Ray

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Re: Eight hours later
Nov 22, 2004, 22:09
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Re: Eight hours later Nov 22, 2004, 22:09
Nov 22, 2004, 22:09
 
Today, between classes I went to a vending machine and it was out of apple juice

i hope you have a lawyer working on that one... i can only begin to imagine the psycological turmoil that caused you... i'll bet you'll be bedridden for at least a week.
"honest, your honor... when that machine was out of apple juice i thought... i thought... what if society is no longer able to provide me the basic necessities of human life? what if this is just a beginning? what if tomorrow i no longer have access to *any* fruit juices? what will i do without the nectar of sweet yummy fruit? what shall i drink then, i ask you? will sodas go missing next, then coffee, tea, V8, milk, WHAT NEXT, HUH? WATER?!? YOU PLANNING ON TAKING AWAY MY DAMNED WATER NEXT?!? THEN WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO??? JUST DIE!!!???!!! THAT'S IT, ISN'T IT? YOU ALL WANT ME DEAD... ALL OF YOU!!!! AAAHHRRRRRGGGGGHHH!!!!!!!!!!! GET ME OUT... GET ME OUT OF HERE DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!!!!!!!! YOU'RE ALL IN ON IT, EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU, I'VE KNOWN IT ALL ALONG!!!!!!!!!! ALL MY BODILY FLUIDS ARE PURE I TELL YOU... PURE!!!!!!!!!! GAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!"


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Re: Eight hours later
Nov 22, 2004, 21:35
Enahs
 
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Re: Eight hours later Nov 22, 2004, 21:35
Nov 22, 2004, 21:35
 Enahs
 
I just had the single worst day of work in my life.

Aww, boo freakin’ hoo. Poor little Bronco had a bad day!
Your day was nothing compared to mine……

Today, between classes I went to a vending machine and it was out of apple juice, OUT OF APPLE JUICE for Christ sake.





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Re: Eight hours later
Nov 22, 2004, 21:23
WarPig
 
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Re: Eight hours later Nov 22, 2004, 21:23
Nov 22, 2004, 21:23
 WarPig
 
We worked until 4:00 today trying to clear it.

So I take it that you had to take off your bidders cap and put on your grunt cap. I'm not sure if I want to see the pictures or not, sounds pretty bad.

Are there any tricks you guys use to deal with the smell - like smearing something under your nose?

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Re: Eight hours later
Nov 22, 2004, 20:36
Bronco
 
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Re: Eight hours later Nov 22, 2004, 20:36
Nov 22, 2004, 20:36
 Bronco
 
Why don't you just summarize your day.

We were supposed to start up a grit classifier. Grit classifiers remove grit and other solids before they can clog equipment downstream. Because of this they are always right at the headworks of a treatment plant.

So what you have is raw sewage along with all of the things people flush down toilets normally, plus the things that you shouldn't flush down the toilet but do anyway, plus all the other things that end up in sewers.

So this stuff is allowed to 'fall out into a cone shaped depression in the center of a circular tank. In the center of the tank is a four inch ductile iron pipe that hangs suspended maybe 4-5 inches off of the bottom of the tank. On the upper end is a pump that is designed to suck the grit and other debri off the bottom and pump it into a screw converyor. The water drains back into the tank and the screw moves the debri along and into a trash can.

The system we were starting today was shut off since August due to some bonheaded engineer that could not make a decision between solid state heater elements and bi-metallic elements for the new equipment.

The plant operators should have by-passed the tank...but they didn't. So all of the grit and debri from the past 3 months built up and clogged the bottom of that four inch line. We worked until 4:00 today trying to clear it.

Tomorrow we go at it again. The grease balls were horrific. The size of small children. When combined with the grit it was like the center of a bunker buster bomb.

The pictures describe it much better than I could.

The only good thing is this was in a very rural part of PA. Had it been in or near one of the cities we would have had the added joys of used hypodermic needles and other 'fun' stuff.

I'll provide a link and a few photos tomorrow.

Think about what you flush people!

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Blue Doom3 Easter Egg
Nov 22, 2004, 20:27
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Blue Doom3 Easter Egg Nov 22, 2004, 20:27
Nov 22, 2004, 20:27
 
Here's one link to the Doom3 Shack/Fark/Blue easter egg in Doom3 (figured I'd post it here today since yesterday's OotB will disappear)

http://www.shacknews.com/ja.zz?id=8962977

Edit: my bad, what I thought was Blue's News is actually Something Awful Oops!


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Re: Eight hours later
Nov 22, 2004, 20:23
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Re: Eight hours later Nov 22, 2004, 20:23
Nov 22, 2004, 20:23
 
Heh, Bronc...we'll take your word for it. Why don't you just summarize your day. Did a sewer get clogged up with elephant poo or something? Did one of the crew get eaten by a crocodile? Did you find Jimmy Hoffa?


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Re: Eight hours later
Nov 22, 2004, 19:54
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Re: Eight hours later Nov 22, 2004, 19:54
Nov 22, 2004, 19:54
 
I just had the single worst day of work in my life.

I'm debating posting some pictures, I don't think you'd believe me otherwise.

I think that it's only fair that you warn the newer folks around here what you do for a living before you offer something like this. Otherwise, you're just being cruel.

That said, I'm up for it. Post 'em if ya got 'em.

Jeff

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Re: 1954 PC
Nov 22, 2004, 19:48
DG
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Re: 1954 PC Nov 22, 2004, 19:48
Nov 22, 2004, 19:48
DG
 
I saw the 1954 PC posted on FARK, I didnt realise the comedy touch wasnt actually photoshopped in - the steering wheel is on the original:
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp#photo2

Bronco, I know how you feel - my exchange just got put back a month for DSL activation (approx 2 days before it was due).



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Eight hours later
Nov 22, 2004, 19:32
Bronco
 
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Eight hours later Nov 22, 2004, 19:32
Nov 22, 2004, 19:32
 Bronco
 
I just had the single worst day of work in my life.

I'm debating posting some pictures, I don't think you'd believe me otherwise.

So, anybody interested? If so I will post them when I get into work tomorrow....

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Re: WoW CE
Nov 22, 2004, 19:14
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Re: WoW CE Nov 22, 2004, 19:14
Nov 22, 2004, 19:14
 
Yeah, there was only a run of 75k CE's for WoW. This game must be selling like fucking hotcakes, my local EB stopped taking pre-orders for the game weeks ago (I've never heard them say anything like that before) they were so swamped for orders and said they'll simply try to have enough copies on hand. I'm not worried though, so many stores around where I live will have it that it won't be a problem.

I wouldn't have minded the CE myself. I'd love to get my mitts on the soundtrack (someone needs to rip that and get it online) and having the pet Diablo would have been fun.


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WoW CE
Nov 22, 2004, 18:55
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WoW CE Nov 22, 2004, 18:55
Nov 22, 2004, 18:55
 
Has anyone noticed that EBGames is no longer listing (even in their "just released" bestsellers list) the World of Warcraft Collector's Edition?

I wonder if they sold out before release. Gamestop seems to still have theirs... man, it's tempting to get another copy, just to keep it sealed.

Oh, and yes... I fully realize how much of a nerd I am.

Edit: Okay... apparently not as nerdy (or foolish) as some, though... http://search.ebay.com/world-warcraft-collector
Edit #2: Interesting. Gamestop is now backordered as well. (Though they don't say that until you add to cart.)

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Re: How about Eli blue?
Nov 22, 2004, 17:32
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Re: How about Eli blue? Nov 22, 2004, 17:32
Nov 22, 2004, 17:32
mag
 
Heh. Yeah. The Steelers were getting their asses handed to them by the Bengals for the first half of the game. They certainly do pwn.

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Re: No subject
Nov 22, 2004, 16:21
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Re: No subject Nov 22, 2004, 16:21
Nov 22, 2004, 16:21
 
Inside, outside...living the vida loca!


"Now, my Woody Allen impression: I'm a neurotic nerd who likes to sleep with little girls."
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Re: How about Eli blue?
Nov 22, 2004, 16:20
10.
Re: How about Eli blue? Nov 22, 2004, 16:20
Nov 22, 2004, 16:20
 
STEELERS pwn !

That is all.

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