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#991 Goodbye Everyone

Posted by Chim Allen on 23 March 2011 - 02:58 PM

If you ever post again, I'm banning you.
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#7929 Image Thread

Posted by Moot on 06 December 2011 - 04:34 PM

well played, spotify

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#14131 Image Thread

Posted by sai on 07 May 2013 - 05:16 AM

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#6396 Videos Topic

Posted by @tomic on 28 August 2011 - 12:26 AM

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#15344 Howdy PARTNER

Posted by Chim Allen on 22 October 2014 - 07:58 AM


Guys, being on a carrier is crazy, and also very very mundane. For the first couple of days the ship seemed staggeringly big, and it really is, but now I think I've got a pretty good handle on where everything is. The main hub of the ship that I transit through most of the time is the massive hanger bay full of F-18s and Hawkeyes and helicopters being moved around and worked on all day, but we all just walk by these war machines completely casually. Like, along with all of the gear and planes lying around there are a bunch of treadmills in a few spots. People just sit there and work out while they're arming jets with bombs. It's great. Every compartment is separated by a big watertight door with a large lever that controls the 'dogs' that make them watertight, the stairs between decks are precariously thin and steep, and there's random wires, pipes and electrical boxes everywhere but apart from that it's easy to forget that we're on a ship. It feels more like a giant aircraft maintenance facility/runway with crew accommodations that just happens to be a boat rather than the other way around. I sleep in a six-pack of tiny racks in a room with about 150 other dudes, but that's nothing new by now. Food's surprisingly good. It's easily as good as a shore facility on a good day.

We work 14 hour days, but to be honest I've spent more time studying for all of my qualification tests than actually working. Everyone in the shop is really nice and have been extremely supportive so far. There's a lot less bullshit than I expected. The entire aviation community has to slowly scour the hanger bay and flight decks for debris (a jet sucking a bolt into its intake could potentially cause a lot of damage. They're annoyingly serious about it) three times a day, but that's honestly maybe 40 minutes out of the day. The actual work is really easy. I wish I could take pictures of the shop. The amount of test equipment and gear we have in here is crazy and to an non-technical person at least looks extremely impressive. I like it here, but as soon as I finish up all of my basic qualifications and my air warfare pin in the next couple of weeks I'm getting to work on the officer package immediately. This life isn't bad at all, but I've seen how the officers live, and anybody that sticks down here willingly is a fool.

Anyway, info dump. I might not get a big chunk of time again like this for a while. Hope everybody's doing well. SEE YOU ALL AROUND DECEMBER.
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#14713 Howdy PARTNER

Posted by Dissident on 07 October 2013 - 09:26 PM

I'm feeling pretty good right now and I just remembered this topic existed so I guess I'll give a work update.

The company I work for is really cool. They make incredibly boring software for large retail business to handle their leases, and I do testing/QA on their product for the wireless industry, handling cell towers and shit. It's not a small company, over 400 people now I think, but they try as hard as they can to avoid feeling like a big dull sausage factory and do a pretty good job. Honestly, the perks are a little nuts. There's free snacks, soda and Starbucks coffee whenever I want, and an entire lounge with a pool table and ping pong and every current gen game console. Twice a month they have an office party with free beer. AND I get a salary and benefits. It's such a complete 180 from slaving away in a grocery store for less than $9 an hour and a 10% discount on fucking Safeway branded products. I still feel bad every time I pluck a soda out of the fridge.

I've been there almost 3 months. I started off not knowing a thing about QA, enterprise software development, or working in a corporate environment in general. I'm constantly paranoid about doing something wrong and getting fired, but instead things keep going great. A month in, I got put on a special assignment for the massive Verizon deal they got right after I joined out of the 3 new QA guys, which meant I got to sit around for two whole days without any expectation to do anything and eating catered food while watching some people get trained on the product. Lately it's been the opposite, working every night since last Monday, but most of that work consists of me having one eye on my laptop and one on GTAV, fucking nothing compared to stocking groceries all night. They also made me the leader of a meeting where all the department heads for the product give a daily report which is pretty terrifying and really cool because I'm in the thick of everything that's going on all the time. This morning when I got to work there was an email from the CEO thanking the team and calling out me and a couple of other guys for the late nights last week. I mean he has no idea who I am and probably forgot all about it the moment he sent that email but still, that was a really nice surprise.
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#8241 Videos Topic

Posted by Blood Feast Island Man on 03 January 2012 - 11:09 AM

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#7532 Pryday Pryday

Posted by Chim Allen on 16 November 2011 - 08:08 AM

Dude, Pryex. I've got like, eight innocent asian girls that all want to ride you like a stallion for your birthday an- oh, oh really?

Sorry, ladies, not this year.
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#6952 Image Thread

Posted by Moot on 03 October 2011 - 12:50 PM

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#6830 Image Thread

Posted by Moot on 24 September 2011 - 09:18 AM

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#5439 Videos Topic

Posted by Squiggy on 12 July 2011 - 07:38 PM

Probably the best use of that song I've ever seen.
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#275 A Collaborative Project

Posted by @tomic on 11 March 2011 - 12:58 AM

also dom can you please shave some of the left side from your sig because it's really big on my screen and stretches every page :C

Hey guys, I have a new sig:

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EDIT: Also, why can I upvote myself?
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#15412 Howdy PARTNER

Posted by Gaiajack on 19 January 2015 - 01:15 PM

I can't really wrap my head around this fact myself, but I'm posting this from an apartment in central Moscow.


For anyone who doesn't know, I'm doing a three month (unpayed) internship at the Independant University of Moscow, or at least a lab connected with it.


Russia is exactly what you imagine. As soon as I saw it through the plane window I was struck by it how different it looked to the European landscapes I'd flown over earlier. It's a circuitboard of black mud and white snow, lines of bleak, spiky buildings and long, thin dead trees like something in a Slavic folktale. Even the clouds seemed different, harder and rougher. I took a train into town from the airport (which is plagued by guys trying to get you into their taxis, but maybe that's every big city) to downtown Moscow, so that takes you through the city outskirts.


There's three colors: the white of the snow, the black of the earth and trees, and the grey/brown of everything else. It's a barren, flat, and absolutely wide open landscape patchily covered with snow. Huge iron structures and aging buildings that look like an unearthed human ribcage, randomly placed houses in bright colors with weirdly familiar-yet-subtly-alien architecture. The occasional terrifying, illuminated soviet skyscraper in all its angular glory. As soon as you get off the train downtown you're hit by the smell of tar. You go down a long walkway with the bright red trains on either side, your entire field of view taken up by Paveletsky rail terminal, holding up six huge, neon letters in a dated art deco style, only the last two of which actually worked:




I met up with a researcher from one of the universities who I've been e-mailing and he guided me through the Moscow Metro to my apartment, just inside the Garden Ring. Downtown Moscow feels gigantic and is of course much prettier than the outskirts. Dragged my suitcase up five stories of a spriral staircase (there's an old elevator but I doubt my suitcase would have fit anyway), and we got settled. We talked for a long time about math, russia and russians, and the universities here. He loaned me 3000 rubles, which I guess is enough for food for a couple days while I figure out how I want to convert my euros.

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#15147 Tasebot General

Posted by Chim Allen on 24 May 2014 - 11:48 AM

<Gaiajack> nr administer robo-handjob
<nightredbot> nr brings the thunder
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#14834 Tasebot General

Posted by ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ on 01 December 2013 - 01:09 PM

<sai>the first thing i try doing in this vn is slitting my wrists under a dead tree in a park in the winter at night next to a shrine
<sai>>slit wrist
<sai>"Oh... Crap."
<lazer>thats an odd thing to have in something interactive
<lazer>oh unless it accepts text input
<sai>no im just clicking the screen
<sai>by "I" i mean the main character
<sai>>i didnt cut deep enough
<sai>>lets try one more time
<lazer>well thats unfortunate
<sai>>fall down
<Tasebot>im down the street
<sai>>girl appears over me
<sai>thats it
<sai>im sold
<Tasebot>thats what snake uses
<sai>shes my waifu
<Tasebot>shes fucking a black guy
<lazer>damm tase ease up

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#14602 Tasebot General

Posted by sai on 26 August 2013 - 12:31 AM

<saiklo> im going to give tasebot the ability to analyze sentence structures and respond acordingly
<Tasebot> and a more ridiculous special ability to shoot rocks across the galaxy to hit earth, and a major city at that
<saiklo> and that too
<Gaiajack> hahaha
<Herringway> whew I'm safe

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#14009 Image Thread

Posted by @tomic on 10 April 2013 - 07:40 PM

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#13881 Videos Topic

Posted by Shapes on 16 March 2013 - 07:35 PM

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#13470 Tasebot General

Posted by Blood Feast Island Man on 04 January 2013 - 03:20 AM

  • Hiroshi
    How are you?

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    has entered the room
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    long time no see Hiro haha
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    How are you?

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    I guess you could say pretty well
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    Which on of you is Fred?
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    how've you been these, what, few years now?
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    I assume you?
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    Ive been doing marginally well.
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    any reason in particular you're dropping by?
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    Still no job in sight, I'm afraid.
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    I'm here because Dave kicked Saiklo.
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    you and Sai are friends?
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    are you kidding me
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    im sai
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    pure rage
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    drunken, blind, sociopathic rage
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    too angry to kick
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    my sides
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    oh god my sides
thanks a lot dave
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#10013 Signatures and Avatars Topic

Posted by Dissident on 10 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

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