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TOMD 4: The Tribraggart Tournament

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

  1. Silirt

    Silirt Professor DLP Supporter

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    That's actually pretty hilarious. These people are recommending catastrophically bad stories nonstop to where they basically have a stranglehold on google's algorithm for story titles and they aren't even aware of it. By the design of the site, there are few visible instances of anyone saying 'no, that story's bad' after someone recommends it because if the recommendation got any amount of upvotes, those will translate to downvotes for the detractor. So what this means is that somehow, despite the absence of standards beyond personal preference, despite the way the site was written, this person's favorite stories are still poorly received. Having read Made of Common Clay and enough of For the Love of Magic I can only imagine what kind of stupid tripe it is.
     
  2. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    They're still getting into a space that we've been in for years. Yes they read total garbage but we have to at some point. I still do. Don't tell me you don't.

    For the Love of Magic is the best HPFF ever written. So shut your goddamn mouth.
     
  3. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign Prestige

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    Stayed up till 3am to watch GoT. HBOGO isn't working. Of course. Those idiots had 2 years to fix this, but why would they bother? Oh well, at least the credit card part of the app always works perfectly. Who could have predicted the servers would need special attention at this time, right? You'd have to be psychic.

    Back to pirating.
     
  4. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Works fine for me?
     
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    Genghiz Khan Unspeakable

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    It's probably geographic. The servers closest to you work fine, the ones closer to Scott don't.
     
  6. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign Prestige

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    Fired up about an hour ago but man, fuck this shit anyway
     
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    Quiddity Unspeakable

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    It's not just algorithms. They banned criticisms of fics in certain threads (recommendations?).
     
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    Very little discussion is needed since only three stories are ever recommended, irrespective of the request: The Seventh Horcrux, Stages of Hope, and the cookie-cutter Hermione-wank that Starfox5 has released under a dozen or so titles.
     
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    Over the last few months, I've been increasingly depressed. My job search was going nowhere, with me getting rejections left and right. What was worse was that I kept failing technical interviews making me think I didn't deserve to be a programmer.

    By the end of March, I was barely getting out of bed, and I couldn't even apply to jobs. I was so caught up with my own failures I was terrified to move forward. One day, after being sick of feeling like shit, I decided to say fuck it and apply for something totally different and see where it would take me.

    Today I can finally announce that I got into a teaching program in Austria. In ten days, I will be leaving Seattle and flying to Europe for the next 90 days for an intensive teaching course. From there, I'm going to have some fun and travel outside the EU (as I was unable to get a student visa, alas), and see where the wind takes me.

    Perhaps I will continue to travel for the next year, or perhaps I will teach English somewhere. Hell, perhaps with these new skills I can teach programming at Ada Academy or somewhere similar. Who knows? All I know is it is time for an adventure. :D
     
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    I always thoughts the random screams and whoops in the flat above were from some overeager kid getting fragged in apex/lol/what have you. I know I've been (and still am) pretty vocal when playing with friends.

    Yesterday, though, it was so bad that I could barely fall asleep. I asked what's up - turns out, it's an older woman with mental health issues being taken care of by her two daughters.

    If I had a bitch of a time sleeping before, it became almost impossible afterwards. It's one thing to have a kid being loud, another to know that the screams and hollers are coming from a person with a serious condition.
     
  11. Oz

    Oz For Zombie. Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Got served with an eviction notice today so my cunt landlord can squeeze more money out of some other poor fucker. 56 days to find a place, and supply has plummeted while prices have skyrocketed. RIP me.
     
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    TOMD: Just heaved up the entire contents of my stomach, and I don’t really know why.

    Backstory: Had a great evening at the local Irish Pub with three of my friends last night. Drank a cider and 2cl of a surprisingly decent whiskey, had a nice burger, was home by 9.30, went to bed in great spirits (pun not intended).

    Then woke up at around 4am, very uncomfortable, had to run to the toilet three times in the next 2 1/2 hours, with what I recognised as typical hangover symptoms and a worsening feeling of dread at what would happen next. And then… well, you know what happened next. Felt fine afterwards.

    Considering I have had much more than a cider and a little bit of whiskey before with considerably less trouble, I’m inclined to believe that something was wrong with the burger. Will probably avoid eating there for the foreseeable future.

    Anyways, I’m heading back to bed now.
     
  13. Silirt

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    Charming. I do love Britishisms.
    In America we call these people pimps. Best of luck out there, squeezing money out of fuckers and all that.
     
  14. Microwave

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    Calling Oz British.

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  15. Silirt

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    My bad. Today I learned what Irishisms were.
     
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    Irishism (noun) - A Britishism with a drinking problem
     
  17. ScottPress

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    To us it's a drinking problem, to the Irish it's just drinking.
     
  18. Oz

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    You should at least try searching for a new place first.
     
  20. cucio

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    Isn't that what he was saying? The underside of a car can be a cozy place, especially if it is recently parked and the engine is still warm. Cats love it. Very affordable, too.
     
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