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#1196365 how crap is this government ?

Posted by Cybes on Yesterday, 02:52 PM

We've been launching rockets, out of Woomera, longer than I've lived here, as space goes private it makes sense to have a governing agency.

Reddit has been on this one heavily. Consensus seems to be that we're going to lead the world in steampunk-esque coal-fired rockets.

#1196364 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Cybes on Yesterday, 02:48 PM


ROFLMAO at the salsa example.  Well, all of the stuff from him I can find on YT, really, but that bit especially.

#1196326 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Cybes on 23 September 2017 - 11:24 AM

Still missed.

#1196215 Twenty Two Minutes to type www.

Posted by Cybes on 19 September 2017 - 05:12 AM

What absolutely flabbergasts me, is the lack of either Humility, or outright, correctly placed, embarrassment people seem to lack.....
No humility to phone up and go "Can you teach me this? I don't get it at all....." or "I broke this, I thought I knew how, can you please help?"
and no shame, to actually look into the basics (like, is it plugged in? or..... Have you restarted the computer yet?) before making it "Someone else' problem"
Just..... blows my fucking mind.

Well, it's horrible, but that part I kind get, at least in your case: by the time they get to you (L3), they've already (or should already have) been through at least two rounds of being treated like an idiot*, and they assume (probably wrongly) that whoever passed them up the line also passed on at least a problem description. Even being asked politely "What seems to be the trouble?" is going to make them spit blood.
(*And fair enough some really are. But some many will have already done things like power cycling, replugging, checking switches - being asked to do that again because it's on the L1 script is downright insulting.)

#1196113 Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Posted by Cybes on 14 September 2017 - 05:18 PM

Got some rear disc and pads [and] an Asrock X370 Fatal1ty Gaming ITX 


Now there's a man who takes his racing sims seriously!

#1196063 Twenty Two Minutes to type www.

Posted by Cybes on 13 September 2017 - 03:39 PM

you should hear how some patients believe their body parts work

I got an abridged fully illustrated copy of Grey's Anatomy for a b'day present when I was 10. Best thing ever. Never had any interest in medicine, but I regularly startle doctors by naming bits when they're trying to use plain language to explain something. :)

More folk should do that, imho. Parents get all funny about their kids seeing intimate pictures of reproductive organs, though.

#1195982 What's on your mind?

Posted by Cybes on 11 September 2017 - 06:39 PM

I get to have another birthday! I always like being told I'm not dying - never gets old.

So... Background: double vision for about the last month. Intermittent and fleeting, but considering that vision is about my only balance cue left, it really fucks me up. All clear from optician, so next stop was MRI. Again. All good there too, thank fuck. I do not need another episode there.

Still got the problem, but at least I know what it isn't.

Also got bloodwork done, and everything that can be tested came back fine,too.

#1195942 What's on your mind?

Posted by Cybes on 10 September 2017 - 01:47 PM

You ... their ... beaten up and pets killed.

Did you mean to change subjects twice there, or was that an editing failure?

#1195935 What happened to the good space games?

Posted by Cybes on 10 September 2017 - 09:32 AM

Be careful about pinning too much some on SC, the signs are not exactly rosy at the moment: http://dereksmart.co...inal-countdown/

<sigh> That hory old chestnut again. I realise that he tells you what you want to hear, working for the competition and all, but you really should check your sources.

Derek Smart is a fuckwit. He's been around naysaying everyone elses efforts and bignoting his own since at least 1992, which is where I first encountered him in newsgroups. Aside from lying and distortion, he also has a restraining order out against him from one of the CIG staff.

Basically, you just quoted Andrew Wakefield - THE antivaxer.

Edit: just to clarify, there may well be issues with the game development, and certainly not all backers are happy to have been waiting so long, but using DS as a source is like using Infowars for your news.

#1195899 Same-sex postal survey is a go

Posted by Cybes on 09 September 2017 - 09:51 AM

I see the postal survey and the NBN as two completely different types of stuff ups of completely different magnitudes. :)
In the end you're right though, they are both stuffups.

Yes,they're completely different in character, but my point was that they're both indicative of an inability to perceive consequences of their actions.

#1195887 What's on your mind?

Posted by Cybes on 08 September 2017 - 09:51 PM

Yes. That bit is pretty straight forward.[monstersnip]

Ah. Rather more specific than I was thinking about. Also rather more specific than anyone but a chef or chocolatier would want to know, methinks. ;)

#1195830 Same-sex postal survey is a go

Posted by Cybes on 07 September 2017 - 08:26 PM

Oh as far as forum polls are concerned, can you put your own value like a percentage in a poll?

Not exactly sure what you're asking for, but if it's my 'bet': 70-75% in favour, based on the (small group of) people I talk to down here: Nobody really gives a blank about it one way or the other, but don't want to stand in anyone else's way to happiness.

#1195789 What's on your mind?

Posted by Cybes on 07 September 2017 - 02:48 PM

I have no words. "!" sums it up nicely.

#1195755 Oh, I missed it.... I'm a Titan!

Posted by Cybes on 07 September 2017 - 12:29 PM

Well, 20k posts.

So, it's official, then: you talk too much. ;)

#1195598 What's on your mind?

Posted by Cybes on 03 September 2017 - 07:15 PM

Very glad I don't live in Texas. Very glad to have had the cruisey weekend I am having :)

Wouldn't have thought Queensland had much room to feel schadenfreude wrt bad weather. ;p You're just 6 months out of phase.