General Discussion Thread of DOOM

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

  1. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 26, 2007
    I prefer (and lament the loss of) offline local [electronic] dictionaries. I find myself constantly checking Google for the proper spelling of tricky, or unfamiliar words.

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  2. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    There really is a deep frustration sometimes, when you need a particular word, because at the end of the day - the meaning of a word can be so precise, that synonyms won't do. Synonyms often come close, but sometimes you don't want "close"

    I've taken it upon myself to translate bits and pieces to English, as well as Spanish, for friends/family to read and feedback, and it can be quite painful to do!
    So many subtleties, words that in one language carry a very specific meaning, a feeling that comes with it, sometimes it "falls between" other meanings in other languages. You can even get a sense of a mood - or an attitude - that can be very different in one language to another. I found, for example, that certain parts translated better to Spanish than to English, because of the "attitudes" imbedded in some words and expressions, despite Norwegian and English being closely related
     
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  3. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Been having issues with my Internet Service ever since we switched to a different plan (THey didn't let us outright cancel until June for a bunch of convoluted reasons), they have scheduled like 3 different appointments and none of them worked, my mom is visiting from out of town so she has had to be the one receiving the technicians and they have taken advantage of her being old to not do their job properly. But not today, I left her with explicit instructions to call me whenever the fuckers try to come up with an excuse to not fix the service right away. Today they came up with the excuse that it was my network card on my PC that didn't work and that the service was working fine, my mom immediately calls me, I tell the asshole that I actually did test on the connnection, including a speedtest on the wifi and that not only are wired connections not working on anything but that the Wifi is not even giving us full speed and that it dips to 2-1mb whenever we try downloading anything mor complex than streaming a 480p youtube video.

    The guy had to call the person that did the initial install and they actually fixed it by doing their job, they outright admited the reason they didn't do anything the previous 3 visits was because they assumed they could just get away with it because my mom is old.

    Ha! they messed with the wrong loser this time, BITCH!

    Gonna fill out a "Consumer protection" complaint too.

    The highlight was when they tried to tell me that Coaxial was better than Optical fiber to try and keep me on their service, when that failed they just fucked me over by not letting me cancel until june.
     
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  4. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
  5. The Outsider

    The Outsider Wanderer of the Forgotten Wastes

    Jan 9, 2019
    Oh Randy! You dense, proud fucker you!
    He should have said "There will be no Loot Boxes, but cosmetics and expansions in the game."
    You had one job, Pitchford... ONE JOB!!!!
    But that's okay, after all this is social media and... wait... why is this okay for society?
     
  6. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    Do we have any Canadians here? Today the Finns are playing against Canada in the ice hockey world championships final game for the gold.

    Edit. And we won. Yay.
     
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  7. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Goddamnit, I wish someone had mentioned "head-hopping" to me just a few months before I finished nearly 350 fuckin pages o_-

    Luckily, I seem to have exercised SOME form of intuitive approach, when dealing with 3rd person POVs, since hopping from internal-perspectives are naturally confusing (you're delving into a characters thought-process after all), but I was not aware of how obsessively strictly some people regard this, like it's some sort of super-taboo. In one article, an example of an unacceptable head-hop is something like "Ben [pov] gave Bill [not pov, therefore we should not be privy to his thoughts] a gift, and Bill thought it was nice." <---kill it with fire? seriously?

    I can't imagine reserving one POV per chapter, in a story where many characters interact, and different perspectives are important, and I did read about several methods of smoothly transitioning between POVs in for example hectic chapters that might require it - but even there, I've learned that some readers are just absolutely unforgiving - which I find just unreasonable :I

    Again, thanks to having allready had some intuitive feel for keeping my POVs tidy, I still gotta run through everything, and do a little bit of sorting and tweaking, which I don't mind that much to be honest, I just wasn't aware how massively important something like this apparently turned out to be :S
     
  8. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    I dunno. I really like the way GRRM does it where we only see the POVs of main characters. Allows you to keep things more of a mesytery.
     
  9. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Sure, I do that, otherwise it'd be really messy (as well as full of irrelevant fluff) - but apparently, it's a huge no-no to include thoughts from two protagonists within the same scene. Which... I find... forced?
    Like in the example above, I didn't read the books, but what about the scene where Jon gives Arya the sword. Both characters are important, and both are experiencing something internal in that moment. It'd make sense for the scene to relate to both of their internal experiences, despite both their experiences happening within the same scene :I

    right?
     
  10. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Naw. It would be wierd to hear two thoughts at once. Never did like omniscient narrorators in books. Besides we get to hear aryas feelings about Jon and the sword a few chapters later.
     
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  11. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    +rad Throw Momma from the Train reference.
     
  12. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Chatterbox oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I just wanted to share how creative the spambots have gotten.

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  13. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    Heatwave in southern/central Europe, are you effected by it? Let us know.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48780685

     
  14. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Nah but Kentucky's summers are retarded even without a heatwave.
     
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  15. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    Last summer was almost record hot over here and made me understand that warm summer is a lot better than really hot summer.
     
  16. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Summer in general is kind of shit and overrated.

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  17. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dark side in da houssah

    Nov 22, 2009
    @Hassknecht , are you warming up over there in Germany? All time record temperature measured near Polish border.

     
  18. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    I like how both porn and academic websites have a similar attitude towards baity clicks, "Do you want to download a PDF version of this article perhaps? Click this nifty little icon, that says "pdf." go ahead, click it, what could possibly $$$$$$ SEND US YOUR $$$$$$$ WE NEED YOUR $$$$$$ WE BRING ARTICLE $$$$$$$ FOR YOU, IN YOUR LOCATION $$$$$$$
     
  19. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    It's brutally hot. About to rain and storm and cool down, though.
    Last week was especially brutal. Had a big trade fair with the company and spent two days in full suit and tie in 36°C heat. At least the halls were climatized. Somewhat.
     
  20. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    101°F? Record? Kek IMG_20190701_114506.jpg
     
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