General Discussion Thread of DOOM

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by TorontoReign, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Stone Cold Robert House

    Stone Cold Robert House Mojave Rattlesnake

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    Jul 6, 2015
    Laptops are the worst when it comes to hardware issues. I use one because I have to be able to take my primary PC wherever I go but if something goes wrong it's so much harder to fix than a desktop. My previous laptop, for instance, was crashing more and more frequently and worked more slowly the longer it was on, which led me to formatting it a few times, until I finally opened it up and saw the problem had nothing to do with memory or anything... the cooler had just stopped working completely. I was cooking my computer and didn't even realize it! Couldn't find another cooler that fit in that space for a good price so just got a new one, a great choice in retrospect, but at the time I was just angry that I didn't have anywhere near the amount of repair options as I'd have with a desktop.
     
  2. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    Ugh, ain't it the truth? I ended up solving (at least it seems to be solved... so far) the problem by manually tracking down and installing new drivers for the laptop. All the programs that were either already on my system or that websites were directing me towards that SAID would detect what I needed and download it for me did nothing of the sort. Well, the detected, sure, but they all REFUSED to download what I needed. The onboard update system provided by W8 just gave me the same drivers I already had. I had to do some snooping around my system and looking at file names and production dates to ascertain that they didn't update anything at all. Then I had to go sifting through google results for the files I was searching for, torrenting them, and then running my AV on the files (just to be on the safe side) before installing them. And FINALLY it stopped crashing. Jesus I hate social media and digital everything. ~_~

    Sou? Zannen da ne? Omae mitai igirisujin me, da ke. Kono yo de wa omae ni wakanna darou, sore yori ore wa nandodemo hanashetai! =D

    (Good luck google translating slang, by the way. Not to mention BUTCHERED slang... but hey, at least I could try. ^^)
     
  3. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Omae wa mou shindeiru.
     
  4. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    *cradles face in hand*
     
  5. Richwizard

    Richwizard So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
    SnapSlav, you forgot to say "Fuck this keyboard!"
     
  6. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    The comment wasn't long enough for my shitty laptop keyboard to cause me any instant frustration thus necessitating commentary on the matter.

    THIS post, on the other hand.....

    Well, by now, you know what comment is implied. =P
     
  7. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Fossil

    Mar 16, 2013
    Finally back from my 12 day trip to Japan, after a 12 hour flight and six hour drive from London.


    After leaving Tokyo, I visited Mt. Fuji (Which was unfortunately masked by cloud/mist due to weather) and travelled further to Hakone National Park. I stayed in an authentic Ryokan in a small town but unfortunately due to the weather (typhoon) I couldn't really explore the Park and had to stick within my Ryokan and the local town. I wasn't particularly bothered as the town was cozy and the Ryokan was relaxing.


    By the time the typhoon cleared up my time in Hakone was over, and I moved onward to Kyoto.




    I'll be honest, Kyoto did not give good first impressions. The view from the train station was one of grey apartments and concrete buildings, much less lively than Tokyo. This perception quickly changed when I began my excursion the next day, where I visited various historical sites that were very, very cool to see. Over 1000 Buddhist statues, the castle of the Shogun and the Golden Pavillion were among the places I visited. Very cool place.


    The next day I visited Hiroshima, where I travelled to a small island with a Shinto shrine (Very interesting) as well as the A-Bomb dome and the Peace Park/Museum. To quote Fallout: "The horror of atomic war was never so obvious to me until then.". To see what they suffered through and survived, it was sickening. Very eye opening. I can't even begin imagine what they went through, being torn apart from the inside by something they didn't understand. Their skin peeling and burning, their children going blind and dying at a horrifically young age. Very grim.


    I originally intended to visit Nara the day after Hiroshima, but it was my understanding that Nara was more natural beauty and historical sites,something I had already experienced plenty of with Kyoto and Hakone, so I decided to travel back to Tokyo for an extra day.
    When I returned to Tokyo, I ended up aimlessly wandering around the city, exploring the various districts on the JR Line. I stumbled upon a Cat Cafe (Which was an...odd experience),visited Tokyo Zoo and returned to Akihabara (There were other places too, but they're not worth mentioning.). Whilst in Akihabara (again) I picked up Chrono Trigger, the Godzilla fighting game and Mother 2 (I also have Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country 2, but I'm unsure whether I picked them up on the first or second trip to Akihabara). I also managed to snag a Gameboy Colour along with a copy of Pokemon (Gold, I think). I also picked up a MechaGodzilla to go along with my other Godzilla figure.


    For my last night in Japan, I ate dinner at Shibuya Crossing (for those who don't know, it's like Times Square multiplied by ten.). I left for England the next morning.


    Overall amazing experience, I would recommend it to everyone. I definitely plan on returning within a few years.


    Here are some photographs I took collected into an imgur album

    http://m.imgur.com/a/BcsrR
     
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  8. Akratus

    Akratus Bleep bloop.

    May 14, 2011
    Sounds like a cool time. Did you go alone?

    For me, I used to be a bit of a weaboo many years ago, then went into an anti-japanese phase where I avoided everything japanese, and now I'm thinking that while I have little interest in anime or japanese games and such, I would like to visit some day.

    Those photo's don't look like they were taken with a digital camera or cellphone, what did you use?
     
  9. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Fossil

    Mar 16, 2013
    Yeah, I went alone.

    It's a fairly old camera and the photos are using shitty Poundland film. I do it intentionally as some of the photos end up looking very cool, most just look shitty though.

    I've never been massively into Japanese culture, I absolutely adored Godzilla as a child (Still do) and generally like Kaiju media, but other than that and Japanese video games I was pretty inexperienced. My Anime experience is limited to Akira and a few episodes of Gundam.

    After this trip, I feel like delving into Japanese stuff more. I don't feel like I'm at risk of becoming a weaboo though, because as much as I admired many aspects of Japanese culture, I can clearly see the downsides. I also happen to have a few gripes with Eastern storytelling and I am somewhat of a Medieval snob and have a superiority complex when it comes to Medieval Europe vs Medieval Japan.
     
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  10. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Augmented Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
  11. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    as long it also features sex games!
     
  12. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Augmented Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    How about a Sims themepark where people just walk around, eat, piss, and make whoopee?
     
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  13. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Don't know where to ask this.
    Currently in the process of writting a script for a comic, it takes palce in an US-ish setting. One of the characters is a young man (19-20), he is fro man affluent family but he owns a pistol for personal defense (he had a history as a street punk a couple of years before the start of the series so he still has some enemies out there). Now the story takes place in 1999, I am not a gun person so I gotta ask, what would be the most common or realistic gun model for a person of this characteristics to own back then? Remember, affluent young man, reformed street thug.

    Thanks in advance to whoever answers.
     
  14. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Augmented Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Either a 9mm Glock or Beretta would be fairly common.
     
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  15. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Thanks Toront.
    Gonna go with the Beretta, fits better with the aeshetic I am planning.
     
  16. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    So a few weeks ago I made a pie for a relative's birthday. They had just eaten when I delivered it, so I only got to hear their assessment via text the following day. But while I was there, chatting with them, I discussed my recent successes with different cooking methods of pork spare ribs (which has finally surpassed restaurant quality, and is arguably beginner-competition quality, maybe =D) to which they commented that they didn't like ribs. Disheartening as it may be, they said they just didn't like the mess (eating with hands?) and the cleanup (having bones left over) which I can sorta understand. Personally, if I use a knife and fork or my hands, I don't care, as long as the food's delicious, and I have easy access to dogs, so getting rid of the bones is NEVER a problem. But they did say that they really liked beef brisket, and if I wanted to make a brisket, they'd happily devour it. I've got nothing against brisket, just that beef has become inconceivably expensive. I can get two full racks of pork spare ribs to trim at my leisure for $1.49 a pound, but getting just about ANY cut of beef for under $5 per pound is very difficult.

    So now I'm on a quest to find a nice cut of brisket at a decent price and begin brushing up on my brisket cooking (which is a different beast compared to pork ribs). Of course, unlike a pie, I'll be enacting pitmaster's privilege and enjoying much of the fruits of my labor before handing off any to anyone else. ^^ Still, I need to FIND the ingredients first, and my most recent runs through local shops has left me disappointed. Hell, there's a particular dish I've also been wanting to make for a while, and all I need is beef... whether it's stew meat, or taco meat, or steak, or whatever... I'd just cut it into small pieces for the meal anyway, so the cut wouldn't really matter. Yet finding any of THAT for a decent price has been a hassle.

    I don't suppose other parts of the country (or even.. other countries) have drastically cheaper (or wildly more expensive) cuts of meat for me to envy (or pity) by any chance? Sadly, So Cal doesn't have many dedicated butchers like, say, older cities such as New York or Philadelphia, or more rural places like the Midwest or the South. There's a place called the Alpine Village Market quite a ways from where I live (commonly referred to as the German Market) with a butcher shop, but having to travel considerable distances to get what I need just adds to my price, thus defeating the purpose of getting quality goods at reasonable prices. Ah, what I wouldn't give for the prices of 13 months ago... ~_~
     
  17. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010


    So I made a short bumper to use in future audiovisual projects. It's pretty simple, I cooked it up in 2 hours but I still wanted to share it.

    For some reason Youtube shows it with some weird sound peaks at random, but it might be my flash player acting up.
     
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  18. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    And so it begins..... >=)

    Well, to be accurate, it began several hours ago, so it's about halfway done. But, point being, started another rack of ribs. It's the last batch I had frozen from a previous purchase, so now I'll have to restock if I wanna make some more (and of course I do). Might as well cave in and also buy some brisket at whatever price it's at, though I'd really prefer a decent deal.

    Mmmm, it already smells nice. Can't wait till it reaches the point where I get to take it out, add some sauce, then put it back in. Mmmm, just remembering the last time I finished making ribs. Ugh. I want it to be 8pm already. XD
     
  19. The_WitchDoctor

    The_WitchDoctor It Wandered In From the Wastes

    102
    Jun 8, 2015
    Nope. I'll remember that though next time I go watch a movie online, though. Can't believe they shut down movietube. Bastards. Now I have to resort to shitty websites with shitty p2p streaming connections.
     
  20. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    Never even heard of movietube. And NOW that I have, I learn it's been shut down? I can imagine it was like youtube but played full movies without all the hassle of locating their parts as you would on youtube. Well, I was already using another method of watching videos I don't personally own. Or, more precisely, several methods. So it's not like I've lost anything. Still, shame that I've missed out... I think?