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Unwashed Village / Re: Fallout 4
« on: July 24, 2015, 09:38:05 PM »

On a side note, I've pre-ordered the Pip-Boy edition of Fallout 4, can't wait! :D

Bah! I missed out! I'm still looking around for one. It's okay if i don't get one I'll still duct tape my phone to my arm while I play if I have to.


Can't wait to try that. Any iOS people already playing it?

Unwashed Village / Re: Fallout 4
« on: July 20, 2015, 06:45:02 PM »
I don't remember NV being littered with bugs, at least not to the degree that most people have said. I remember someone telling me that NV was so bad, that it was unplayable and it baffled me completely, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if that was just the 'cool' thing to say at the time.

That was my experience as well. It had bugs, but compared to the initial release of Morrowind it was nothing. At no point was my save game obliterated.

Unwashed Village / Re: The real question
« on: July 07, 2015, 01:12:37 AM »
In the fewest words you can, explain what you think the meaning of life is

"Why do we exist?"

To be so obsessed with the "how" that the "why" becomes a nebulous blob of epistemological circular logic, and we die of old age before realizing the "why", while less answerable, was much more enjoyable to pursue. 

Unwashed Village / Re: Write something!
« on: July 07, 2015, 12:47:41 AM »
Roger shivered as he slammed the laptop shut. It took a few moments for his eyes to adjust to the sudden dark, but when they did he was greeted by a shelf of empty energy drink cans and bottles. He idly wiped his bleary eyes.

"There's fan fiction, and then there's whatever this is. I'm going to go get drunk," he grated. The words were gravel, and he chewed them slowly as he came to his feet. As he stumbled to the fridge, visions of a crisp twelve pack dancing before him, a long screech caught him mid-stride. He slowly turned to the window just in time to see a streak of white-hot light scream across the yard. Before he could react, the house flexed, as if being sheared by impossible gravitational forces. Just in time for him to realize the implication, the rigidity of his floor suddenly asserted itself and he was flung to the ceiling.

He wasn't sure if it was a minute or an hour, but he eventually regained the strength to stand. When he did, he was greeted by a wall of slithering green mist creeping across his kitchen. As he pulled himself to the window, he saw the mist clearing from what used to be his favorite azalea bush. In its spot writhed a shadowy figure. Roger wiped his eyes, then wiped his sweaty hands on his tattered robe.  "What in the...?" he croaked.

He was sure it only took him a few moments, but by the time he got out the back door, baseball bat in hand, the mist had completely cleared. Bathed in the pale yellow of his back porch light was not a writhing figure, but a young man swinging his hands wildly, what appeared to be a whip in each hand. Roger raised his bat, and inched forwards.

"What the hell are you doing?" he shouted to the best his creaky late-night voice would allow.

The young man stopped moving long enough for Roger to see the whips were in fact computer keyboards, the keys slamming down on the ground with a clatter. Behind him stood a monitor, filled with eldritch phrases and glowing with sinister purpose. The keystrokes made no sense, they hovered there expectantly, waiting to be deciphered. His eyes were bloated with what looked like some kind of fever, dark circles beneath them. His hair clung to his head with the weight of sweat, and his mouth twisted into something between a grimace and a sneer. "Let's write something!" he cackled.

Unwashed Village / Re: But is it art?
« on: May 30, 2012, 07:55:54 PM »
A novice was trying to fix a broken Lisp machine by turning the power off and on.
Knight, seeing what the student was doing, spoke sternly: "You cannot fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no understanding of what is going wrong."
Knight turned the machine off and on.
The machine worked.

Unwashed Village / Re: Captiony
« on: May 08, 2012, 09:33:30 PM »
"This picture is not funny"

Somewhere on Earth-626, Bruzz Baldwin planted the flag of his Lunar nation.

"This is one small step for the moon, one giant leap for moon-kind."

Unwashed Village / Re: Pain
« on: May 07, 2012, 06:14:58 AM »
This is a messed up couple of months. A lot of people I care about have passed recently.

I don't want to threadjack you, so instead I'll say I speak from the heart when I say that I can understand where you're coming from. If you ever need anything, you've got my e-mail address and I lurk around here from time to time.

Unwashed Village / Re: Wow...
« on: March 10, 2012, 08:40:52 PM »
Buddy of mine was a GM for them, was one of these poor fellows:

I'm guessing they can't keep up with all the random one-off MMOs coming out on a weekly basis now.

Unwashed Village / Re: :ahem: It's that thread again
« on: February 14, 2012, 02:29:28 AM »

P.S. The Legal Drinking age in the U.S. is 21 years

It's actually state-by-state, but all states happen to adhere to the same standard.

In Texas, you can actually drink in public as a minor as long as you are with your parents and they give consent.

PS: The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission sent a speaker to my health class in the 9th grade and told us this. I then told my parents, and they still to this day do not believe me.

PPS: I'm a huge nerd and drank the first time on my 21st birthday.

Unwashed Village / Re: :ahem: It's that thread again
« on: February 11, 2012, 05:50:55 AM »

Yes, you must try harder, the point behind a drunk post is to be incomprehensible, rude or just plain offensive. 

For all the times yoau for that, but I told him. Whatwud you no, you have vagina!

And then so... so... I thinak. I thank I need a nother drink.

Cut me off? I cut u uoff. On yor head.

Unwashed Village / Re: Playing WoW - the Brutal Approach
« on: January 11, 2012, 09:32:08 PM »

Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: December 30, 2011, 10:46:48 PM »
I have extensive Windows and database programming backgrounds (though, I lack Web development experience) and am well versed in multiple programming languages; and though I don't have a lot of smart-phone embedded app type experience--a significant portion of the software market these days--I learn quickly and my experience programming Windows GUIs will translate well to that; I'm pretty much at the ideal point of my life to change jobs.

So I took the plunge.

You gotta be loving how Win 8 is basically made up of web apps now. I was psyched about that but I knew a whole industry of guys was gonna see that as a slap in the face.

On the plus side, it should be standards based, so it'll be a skill that carries over lot more industries once you get it!

Good luck, if you and your girlfriend ever end up in DFW, let me know, I have lots of friends who work in Windows shops (usually .Net).

Unwashed Village / Re: Venting toxic brain gas
« on: December 30, 2011, 10:37:52 PM »
Ahh yes.. The classic story of anyone who works in design.

See this is why I'm a programmer. People don't meddle in code, and you can always use one of the following lines to get your way:

- That's is not possible with the controls we are using
- I can change it, but it would take me two more weeks
- The flux capacitor in the Holyfield membrane would cause the program to force an abnormal response pattern, and you wouldn't want that, would you?

You know, you think option three would work in design. "Creating a dimensional negative space can enhance the hierarchy of your main calls to action, thereby enhancing readability at the same time as utilizing the best standards practice of inversion of contextual intent."

They just say "whatever, make it brown, stupid."

What is that?

Fortunately, the other 90% of my job is pretty much answering a question with, "Well, the first thing I did was" and then people hanging up or walking away because they don't want to hear the rest.

Unwashed Village / Re: Venting toxic brain gas
« on: December 29, 2011, 07:53:20 PM »
Cool story, bro...

Actually since this thread is pointless and I'm already over it, I'm going to self-hijack.

You know someone who pretends to be ignorant of something in order to piss off other people? Not just your typical troll, but the entire mindset of people who say and do things sounding stupid in order to make people attack them and therefore seem stupid?

I'm kind of fascinated by how many people pick up on it, even though it's kind of hard to tell someone intentionally made a shirt that says "Your Retarded." And yet average people look at modern art and think it's just something their kid could have done.

What's up with that, Internet and World?

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