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TOMD 4: The Tribraggart Tournament

Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by Peace, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Darth_Revan

    Darth_Revan Secret Squirrel Prestige DLP Supporter

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    He's smiling because everything is going according to plan...
     
  2. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    When he looks off in the distance and starts talking, he's not talking to you, he's talking to us, the viewers. 4th wall type shit.
     
  3. Joe's Nemesis

    Joe's Nemesis High Score: 2,058 Prestige

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    I'm published! Well, I'm going to be. My dissertation was just accepted for publishing. Better yet, it's going to be in a series, which looks even better on a CV as a series is refereed.
     
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    TOMD: I'm feeling a bit cursed at work.

    I bricked a bit of hardware that I don't have time to return to be reprogrammed, which will probably set me back weeks. Right before a deadline.

    I spilt water all over another board. Stubbed my toe so hard I'm still feeling it. (Edit: I think my toe was broken before I stubbed it) Spilt tea over myself. And this program I've been given to adapt is the worst written thing I've ever seen. I thought it was harmless but shit but digging deeper, it's got so many buffer overflows that it might be a serious risk to a computer. There's a point in there where it looks like they shove an entire 8k into a 64-byte buffer... /facedesk

    Never let engineers write code.

    I've just got to relax and cut through all the bullshit before it's too late. Wring out those devs for an actual protocol document. Except, last nail in the cursed coffin: they're on holiday!

    Somebody play me some relaxing sea noises or something. Whoosh. Whoosh.
     
  5. theronin

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    Hey now, not all of us are incompetent. But agreed, nothing says "is it Friday yet?" quite like bricking an expensive piece of hardware...

    Does this count as "relaxing sea noises"?

     
  6. Eilyfe

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    I have absolutely no idea about programming whatsoever but the video was very well made. Loved it.

    @Palindrome What exactly does "bricking" hardware mean? I assume it's not literally taking a brick to it. Do you overload it with tasks it can't handle or something like that?
     
  7. Nazgus

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    @Eilyfe It means to fuck it up so hard it night as well be a brick because it'll never work again.
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    My dad is crying for the second time in my life and it's breaking my heart. It's nothing that I can talk about with my friends and they'd pry so I can't tell them, so you guys are the best I got.

    ... Just felt the need to tell someone.
     
  8. Shinysavage

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    One of my favourite ever fanfics - The Sound of Sorcery - updated yesterday. After twelve years. That's a hell of a new year treat (I assume, I've not read it yet), and does make me feel a little bit better about how long it is since I updated Hallowed.
     
  9. The Waco Kid

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    TOMD: Am playing an overnight ultimate tournament that starts this evening. Naturally, I woke up two hours earlier than usual today, because my body is helpful like that...
     
  10. Joe's Nemesis

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    Huh. Just found out today that I may be hired for a full time faculty position that I got turned down for a while back. Turns out, 2019 might be looking like a great year so far.
     
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    I’m honestly surprised this was in the recycle bin. Probably because Ginny features as a main character and DLP was ... way less friendly to her character back in the day. But, it’s quite good and has held up pretty well.
     
  12. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Its not in the recycle bin. Its in Almost Recommended. The whole point of Almost rec is that if it hits a certain threshold it can be moved into the library proper. It started out there, but it didn't age well.
     
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  13. Teyrn

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    I am now tempted to look into how strong 3d printed things can be. Have had an idea for something that could potentially be 3d printed to make mine (and my brother's) life easier when painting doors.
     
  14. Agayek

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    Depends on the plastic you use. I'm not an expert on them, but a friend of mine is big into it. From what I hear, there's definitely some pretty sturdy filaments out there. Nothing huge; you're not gonna get anything comparable with stuff built to be rugged, but with some decent engineering and the right filament you can get some surprisingly sturdy stuff from a 3D printer.

    If you wanna lay out exactly what you're trying to do, I can ask my friend and pass along what he says about it.
     
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    Thinking of something sort of like what's in this self-made (shitty) Paint picture.

    1- screw it to the top and bottom of a door (grey lines in the pic are the screws)
    2- balance these brackets on sawhorses (so they'd need to support the weight of the door)
    3- Spray one side of door, use handle (Red) to flip the door, spray that side
    4- Stack doors on top of each other. (Example of how you'd stack them in the picture)

    (Actual object, made of metal and a tad bit expensive
    https://www.millin.co.nz/cq-door-stackers-the-door-painting-system/innovative-products/

    Reason I'm wondering about 3d printing is because while metal would be a lot sturdier, plastic would potentially be cheaper. Alternative would be to see if some local metalwork places may be able to make something similar.
     
  16. Joe

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    TOMD: I had a 6 hour layover so I went to see the new Mary Poppins film.

    Mary Poppins doing burlesque has definitely awoken something in me.
     
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    I was totally dismissive, but now I might need to see this.
     
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    *Emily Blunt doing....

    Mary Poppins is and always will be Julie Andrews.
     
  19. CareOtters

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    TOMD: friend has decided not to vaccinate her children.

    tl;dr no longer invited to her wedding
     
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    How about the funeral?
     
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