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#1199177 "As official as it gets" Atomic Meet - 17 years young! Date-3 Feb 18

Posted by SquallStrife on 15 January 2018 - 02:49 PM

I wont be there because I've just started a new job and wouldn't have had the time off.


Have a great night you crazy bastards.

#1199164 What's on your mind?

Posted by SquallStrife on 14 January 2018 - 11:10 PM


Never be cruel, never be cowardly. And never ever eat pears! Remember – hate is always foolish…and love, is always wise.

Always try, to be nice and never fail to be kind.

#1199136 Well hello PCPP peeps

Posted by SquallStrife on 13 January 2018 - 10:35 PM

foreach ( User u in PCPP.Users ) { Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Welcome, {0}!",u.Username)); }


Don't feed the trolls, ignore Takoma.

#1199135 That does it! I'm out of luck.

Posted by SquallStrife on 13 January 2018 - 10:31 PM

I'd have the status in 'the scene' again.




Seriously, there are plenty of reasons for chasing "that car (or house, or phone, or... fuck I dunno... backhoe?)", you even mentioned some.


Don't lose yourself down the rabbit hole of doing things to make other people like you.


It's an issue I grapple with every day in my uncontrollably spiralling depression, anxiety, and self-destructive thought patterns, don't let it happen to you.

#1197028 Cuphead

Posted by SquallStrife on 19 October 2017 - 09:51 AM


I'm up to Inkwell Isle Three, having started playing only last week. People have been saying it's the Dark Souls of platformers, which I agree with to some extent, but I'd rather describe it as a more accessible Metal Slug.

But all that aside, I LOVE it. It's a callback to the type of video game I love, things like Metal Slug, Gradius, Contra, Ghouls and Ghosts, and the like.

As a cherry on top of this delicious cake, the game is on GoG, DRM FREE JUST LIKE GRANDMA USED TO MAKE.

So who's playing? Beaten it? Engaged in dangerous drinking activity as a misguided strategy?

#1193113 Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Posted by SquallStrife on 05 July 2017 - 10:46 AM



#1192731 What's on your mind?

Posted by SquallStrife on 23 June 2017 - 12:18 PM

Happy Birthday to you (walt)
Squashed tomatoes and stew
Bread and butter in the gutter
Happy Birthday to you


Happy birthday to you,
I brought you some poo,
Don't waste it, just taste it,
Happy birthday to you!

#1192515 Doctor Who

Posted by SquallStrife on 16 June 2017 - 01:22 PM

Except for all the episodes where it doesn't babelfish for you.

But in those, you don't hear anyone else refer to it.
It's just the Doctor, and the Companion, who are both speaking English.
We know the tardis is somewhat "Alive" (they're grown), maybe it's the only thing that knows it's name?
Even the Doctor, speaking English, hears "TARDIS" when really it's.... some sort of throaty gurgling sound? Who knows.
Once you've "hard it in English" just because it stops translating, doesn't mean YOU don't continue to call it in English.

Wibbly wobbly timey wimey.

#1192277 What's on your mind?

Posted by SquallStrife on 07 June 2017 - 11:00 AM

Thanks for the kind words, guys.

Dude, see someone. Please.

I know it sounds run of the mill, but sometimes we all need help and the longer you wait the worse it can be.

I am, and I'm currently on venlafaxine and quetiapine to manage things. Got a long way to go though.

I've been at the precipice a number of times since this began, but I'm still here, and feeling that way less frequently as time passes.

As for the retrenchment, it's a tough gig, I know. Been there, done that. While being retrenched is a very personal thing, you have to do the best you can to make it not so. These days so many people are retrenched, not because they aren't good workers, but because it will change the value in a cell on a spreadsheet.

Try and look forward. Take time to think about what you want to do next and then go for it like a bull at a gate. Make sure you use your network - most positions are filled through someone knowing someone, not from cold applications.

Let us know how you're going and the best of luck.

Cheers. Yeah, not a lot I can do about it, and I'll be in a good position when the time comes. Been with the company for just under 10 years, so redundancy and long service entitlements should see me set for ~6 months.

So failing to find another job immediately won't be a killer.

I'm sure I'll get there in the end, but I've got a lot of stuff racing around in my head at the moment, and I'm struggling to prevent this from being the straw that broke the camel's back.

#1191828 Can I stomp on neighbours wifi?

Posted by SquallStrife on 23 May 2017 - 02:10 PM

My UniFi AP AC has all the channel/frequency stuff on auto and doesn't miss a beat, and I can see 3-5 other AP's with 1-2 bars at most times during the day.

If your AP isn't smart enough to do channel hopping seamlessly and transparently to your end devices, it's time for a new AP.

#1190673 Looking for a easy to use DOS emulator for windows 7/10 PRO

Posted by SquallStrife on 10 April 2017 - 12:36 PM

DOSBox is not the right choice for non-game applications. It is geared towards games, and does not fully implement file/record locking and other features used by productivity software.

Instead, try vDOS, it's geared towards non-gaming applications, supports copy-paste, and other stuff like that.

#1189633 What's on your mind?

Posted by SquallStrife on 08 March 2017 - 09:39 AM

So, I have a girlfriend. How did I even.

#1188889 free shipping online stores

Posted by SquallStrife on 20 February 2017 - 11:23 AM

I really think it's hard to go wrong with eBay as a buyer. Both eBay and PayPal's protection are heavily in favour of protecting the buyer.

#1188551 A lament for Flash

Posted by SquallStrife on 10 February 2017 - 02:34 PM

But all my above examples are anything but Simple 2D videos aren't they?
I mean, I can't possibly present a better use case, and proof, than homestarrunner.

You're being melodramatic. There is nothing stopping the Brothers Chaps from using Flash to do their animations forever. If you're bent on watching them, Chrome ships with a PPAPI Flash player, which is updated whenever the browser is updated (so about every 20 minutes haha), or there are gobs of offline open- and closed-source players available.

The world doesn't owe you vector-based cartoons on the Internet. Adobe has no obligation to continue the development of a platform that has, irrespective of what Apple and Google do, been in decline since the late 00's.

Flash was never "killed off" by anybody, it died of its own accord because HTML5 replaced the functionality that most of Macromedia/Adobe's customers used it for.

Your cartoons are collateral damage, and I'm not saying that doesn't suck, but jesus christ, perspective.

Flash can die in a fire.

#1188471 Green Room Pics Thread

Posted by SquallStrife on 09 February 2017 - 09:57 AM

Fuckn ibises