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Title: Brag Board
Post by: raerae on July 15, 2013, 03:31:57 pm
Hi guys, I have some super awesome news that I wanted to share with my online friends (and I'm fully aware of how lamesauce that sounds) and I was looking for the right place to do it.  I thought about the Random Stuff thread but then thought, I bet other people have good news they'd like to share sometimes too so...this thread has now been born.  I'm thinking fun and exciting things like graduations, new puppies, exciting moves, etc.  Super excited to hear about your good stuffs!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: raerae on July 15, 2013, 03:32:45 pm
I got a job!!  Moved and got a job in just a little over a week and I'm thrilled about it! 
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kuildeous on July 15, 2013, 04:01:16 pm
My show opens in 3 nights. I'm part of the ensemble for Big: The Musical. You may think this is a new show. Actually, it's been around for nearly 20 years. Who knew?

Anyway, excited about this because it'll be my first show with some pretty crazy choreography, and I haven't done anything like this before.

And, well, it's Big.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kirian on July 15, 2013, 04:13:52 pm
Congrats rae!

Kuildeous, do you get to tap dance on a giant piano?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on July 16, 2013, 02:25:18 am
Congrats.

I also got a job. Been temping ever since graduating in 2010, looking for someone to take me on permanently. A few permanent jobs came up where I'd been temping for a month and I applied and got one. Today is my second day but so far it's pretty boring. First week is our induction but I've been working there for over a month already so it's pretty pointless from my position, but there are other new people so it makes sense for them. Never mind. It's permanent and I get paid a salary rather than an hourly wage for the first time in forever.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kuildeous on July 16, 2013, 10:00:14 am
Kuildeous, do you get to tap dance on a giant piano?

Nope, I get to lift the lid off the giant piano for the two to dance on. The original plan was to have a plexiglass piano built that lights up. Best-laid plans and all, but they fell through. So, we have a painted piano. It still looks cool. I imagine that a Broadway budget made the piano really awesome.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Davio on July 16, 2013, 10:01:49 am
Well, I started my new job today, but it isn't that exciting since I was already working here during my previous job.
They just liked me so much they decided they wanted to hire me directly instead of paying my previous employer way too much to hire me.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on July 16, 2013, 11:12:32 am
My game's getting published! We got the licensing! Fingers crossed, we'll have a playable demo at GenCon!  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kuildeous on July 16, 2013, 11:55:32 am
My game's getting published! We got the licensing! Fingers crossed, we'll have a playable demo at GenCon!  :D :D :D :D

What is it?

I haven't been keeping up to date in the forums as much. Details, man. I'll be at GenCon.

Oh, and congrats.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on July 16, 2013, 12:16:39 pm
My game's getting published! We got the licensing! Fingers crossed, we'll have a playable demo at GenCon!  :D :D :D :D

What is it?

I haven't been keeping up to date in the forums as much. Details, man. I'll be at GenCon.

Oh, and congrats.

It's not officially announced yet, which is why I can only jump up and down with excitement in anonymity currently.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kirian on July 16, 2013, 12:43:14 pm
My game's getting published! We got the licensing! Fingers crossed, we'll have a playable demo at GenCon!  :D :D :D :D

What is it?

I haven't been keeping up to date in the forums as much. Details, man. I'll be at GenCon.

Oh, and congrats.

It's not officially announced yet, which is why I can only jump up and down with excitement in anonymity currently.

I don't suppose you can give us a really quick blurb about basic mechanics?

Congrats!  And also congrats to those of you moving from temp to permanent jobs!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on July 16, 2013, 01:17:59 pm
Honestly, at the moment I'm not 100% what's okay to talk about and what's not, because of the licensing. I promise I would love to ramble about it for hours, and as soon as it's officially announced, no one will be able to stop me.
It has dice! And tokens! And spaces! And a rulebook!
Also, once I figure out what booth number it'll be at, I'll put that up also.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on July 16, 2013, 01:44:30 pm
Honestly, at the moment I'm not 100% what's okay to talk about and what's not, because of the licensing. I promise I would love to ramble about it for hours, and as soon as it's officially announced, no one will be able to stop me.
It has dice! And tokens! And spaces! And a rulebook!
Also, once I figure out what booth number it'll be at, I'll put that up also.

Sounds like a clone of Settlers of Catan.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kuildeous on July 16, 2013, 01:44:49 pm
Honestly, at the moment I'm not 100% what's okay to talk about and what's not, because of the licensing. I promise I would love to ramble about it for hours, and as soon as it's officially announced, no one will be able to stop me.
It has dice! And tokens! And spaces! And a rulebook!
Also, once I figure out what booth number it'll be at, I'll put that up also.

What about company name? Will there be a booth in the dealer hall?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: eHalcyon on July 16, 2013, 02:02:08 pm
Licensing... does that mean it's a game for an existing brand/franchise?  Or just generic licensing?

Let's all ask more questions he probably can't answer!  :D
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on July 16, 2013, 02:07:25 pm
Licensing... does that mean it's a game for an existing brand/franchise?
It's Dominion: The Catapult!
Maaaybe.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: StrongRhino on July 16, 2013, 04:06:36 pm
You know guys, white doesn't work very well when the forum backround isn't white.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on July 16, 2013, 04:18:16 pm
You know guys, white doesn't work very well when the forum backround isn't white.
Potato
As long as I only post on the odd-numbered replies, I'm good!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on July 16, 2013, 04:20:48 pm
You know guys, white doesn't work very well when the forum backround isn't white.
Potato
As long as I only post on the odd-numbered replies, I'm good!

Not quite.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: StrongRhino on July 16, 2013, 05:01:13 pm
You know guys, white doesn't work very well when the forum backround isn't white.
Potato
As long as I only post on the odd-numbered replies, I'm good!
Still not white. Can see even without quote.
I've seen some forums where you can only see it in a quote.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Archetype on July 16, 2013, 07:57:01 pm
If I squint I can see it (when not in a quote, of course). But congrats Drab! Make sure to keep us posted (on odd-numbered replies of course)!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: yuma on July 17, 2013, 09:10:23 pm
Might as well post this here instead of the VLA thread on forum games. But my wife and I are expecting our first child at the beginning of August. We are having a girl. Pretty excited about it.

One name we were seriously considering was "yuma." My wife and I both loved it as the name of the street we were living on--hence my choosing it as my f.ds name--but ultimately I found it kinda weird to give our child a name that I had night killed and lynched people with... (not to mention Saboteuring, Swindling and Torturing.)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on July 17, 2013, 09:13:36 pm
Might as well post this here instead of the VLA thread on forum games. But my wife and I are expecting our first child at the beginning of August. We are having a girl. Pretty excited about it.

One name we were seriously considering was "yuma." My wife and I both loved it as the name of the street we were living on--hence my choosing it as my f.ds name--but ultimately I found it kinda weird to give our child a name that I had night killed and lynched people with... (not to mention Saboteuring, Swindling and Torturing.)

Mega-congrats, dude.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Eevee on July 17, 2013, 10:51:12 pm
Super-congrats!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Dsell on July 18, 2013, 01:50:47 am
So awesome yuma! I am really happy for your family!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: EFHW on July 18, 2013, 09:50:06 am
Awesome   :D
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on July 18, 2013, 01:17:24 pm
Vote: Yuma
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mail-mi on July 18, 2013, 02:33:52 pm
Vote: Yuma
Which one?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mail-mi on July 19, 2013, 12:55:25 pm
Ever heard of WordPerfect? Yeah, my grandpa invented that.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Twistedarcher on July 19, 2013, 01:04:46 pm
Ever heard of WordPerfect? Yeah, my grandpa invented that.

Well, if he gets an account and posts on here I'll be sure to throw him an upvote ;)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: shMerker on July 19, 2013, 02:51:09 pm
Ever heard of WordPerfect? Yeah, my grandpa invented that.

If we're bragging about relationships then my dad was in The Blues Brothers*

*As a nazi with no lines
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: yuma on July 19, 2013, 08:07:43 pm
Ever heard of WordPerfect? Yeah, my grandpa invented that.

Hmmm... I think that means you are the great-great grandson of another famous Utahn?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mail-mi on July 19, 2013, 08:50:08 pm
Ever heard of WordPerfect? Yeah, my grandpa invented that.

Hmmm... I think that means you are the great-great grandson of another famous Utahn?

Yup.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on July 20, 2013, 12:59:56 am
Ever heard of WordPerfect? Yeah, my grandpa invented that.

Hmmm... I think that means you are the great-great grandson of another famous Utahn?

Yup.

John Smith?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on July 20, 2013, 02:45:27 am
Ever heard of WordPerfect? Yeah, my grandpa invented that.

Hmmm... I think that means you are the great-great grandson of another famous Utahn?

Yup.

John Smith?

MMMMmmMmmmmmmm John Smith...

(http://www.drinkstuff.com/productimg/42231_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kirian on July 20, 2013, 01:43:12 pm
Ever heard of WordPerfect? Yeah, my grandpa invented that.

Hmmm... I think that means you are the great-great grandson of another famous Utahn?

Yup.

John Smith?

[Insert picture of David Tennant here, preferably from the episode "Human Nature."]
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mail-mi on July 20, 2013, 01:45:16 pm
Ever heard of WordPerfect? Yeah, my grandpa invented that.

Hmmm... I think that means you are the great-great grandson of another famous Utahn?

Yup.

John Smith?

Nope.

You probably wouldn't know him.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on July 20, 2013, 07:46:15 pm
Ever heard of WordPerfect? Yeah, my grandpa invented that.

Hmmm... I think that means you are the great-great grandson of another famous Utahn?

Yup.

John Smith?

Nope.

You probably wouldn't know him.

I might.  I have a lot of LDS friends.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mail-mi on July 20, 2013, 08:09:18 pm
Ever heard of WordPerfect? Yeah, my grandpa invented that.

Hmmm... I think that means you are the great-great grandson of another famous Utahn?

Yup.

John Smith?

Nope.

You probably wouldn't know him.

I might.  I have a lot of LDS friends.

David O. McKay.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on July 20, 2013, 08:12:03 pm
David O. McKay.

Ah, second only to Eldred Smith.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: shMerker on July 22, 2013, 03:39:29 pm
Just got a job offer. Kind of came out of nowhere (I was not actively looking for work) but it's a big step up from where I'm at now so I'm really excited for it.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mail-mi on July 22, 2013, 04:10:10 pm
Just got a job offer. Kind of came out of nowhere (I was not actively looking for work) but it's a big step up from where I'm at now so I'm really excited for it.
Nice!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ftl on July 22, 2013, 09:29:35 pm
I got my PhD in bioengineering recently! ...but don't have any job offers yet :( still looking.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on August 01, 2013, 01:34:18 pm
My game gets officially announced next week! :D
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kirian on August 01, 2013, 08:33:24 pm
My game gets officially announced next week! :D

Can't wait!!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Titandrake on August 05, 2013, 01:50:13 am
Beat Super Hexagon on all difficulties. Holy shit I'm still on a bit of a rush for beating Hyper Hexagonest.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on August 05, 2013, 02:14:35 am
I just did an IQ test and I'm at 132...  That means I'm in ~2.5% of smart people in the population!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mcmcsalot on August 06, 2013, 10:24:06 am
I was going to put this in the league of legends page(still might) but I hit gold in ranked yesterday.

This means I am back to being one of the top 9% of all league of legends players!(that also play ranked)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on August 06, 2013, 02:11:31 pm
I wrote a letter to the a newspaper for a Boy Scout requirement and it got published!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: theory on August 06, 2013, 02:24:12 pm
I was going to put this in the league of legends page(still might) but I hit gold in ranked yesterday.

This means I am back to being one of the top 9% of all league of legends players!(that also play ranked)

I made it into Silver I!  I'm now top 18%. (http://i.imgur.com/df5v8rD.png)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kirian on August 06, 2013, 08:52:29 pm
I wrote a letter to the a newspaper for a Boy Scout requirement and it got published!

Aaaaaand I'm old again.  (I earned that merit badge about 20 years ago.)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on August 07, 2013, 02:24:08 am
And, now looking at some replies to the letter online, one person said it gave them hope for the future...  It was just a cost/benefit analysis of the government tracking phone calls...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on August 10, 2013, 10:11:05 am

What about company name? Will there be a booth in the dealer hall?

https://greaterthangames.com/forum/topic/sentinels-of-the-multiverse-the-board-game-to-be-available-for-demo-at-gencon-4011
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kirian on August 10, 2013, 10:29:38 am

What about company name? Will there be a booth in the dealer hall?

https://greaterthangames.com/forum/topic/sentinels-of-the-multiverse-the-board-game-to-be-available-for-demo-at-gencon-4011

You're Kevin Nunn?!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on August 10, 2013, 10:34:08 am
You're Kevin Nunn?!

No, I'm Luther Hendricks; Kevin Nunn and I are codesigning this game. He has more name recognition than I do (obviously :p ), so he made the official announcement.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Titandrake on August 10, 2013, 08:37:53 pm
8 unintended deaths, and 1 missed intended death. This time is so solid, that I'm very unsure if I'll ever beat it again.
(http://i.imgur.com/4SISTJJ.png)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kuildeous on August 11, 2013, 12:09:03 am

What about company name? Will there be a booth in the dealer hall?

https://greaterthangames.com/forum/topic/sentinels-of-the-multiverse-the-board-game-to-be-available-for-demo-at-gencon-4011

Oh neat! I didn't realize you were involved with >G.

I'll definitely check this out. I hope the Sentinel bucks combine with the board game too.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on August 11, 2013, 01:15:23 am
I'm not 100% sure what the plan is as far as >G promotions go; I'm just a designer. The demo we'll have at Gen-Con doesn't have final art; it's just a gameplay demo at this point.

I'm just excited I can answer questions about the game now! :D
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Tables on August 11, 2013, 11:50:55 am
8 unintended deaths, and 1 missed intended death. This time is so solid, that I'm very unsure if I'll ever beat it again.
[image]

I remember when you told me you were barely able to get under 20 minutes. Also looks like you've been streaming, judging by the Wsplit you have up?

Also...
I just did an IQ test and I'm at 132...  That means I'm in ~2.5% of smart people in the population!

Since I don't have much else to brag about at the moment, IQ of 157 here, which is, what, top one in 5.4K (assuming normal distribution with mean of 100 and SD of 16)? I expect high IQs to be pretty commonplace here, but probably only a small handful would beat that. And as one of the top ones I'll be the first to say it: IQ measures your ability to do well in IQ tests and not really a lot else. At least IQ tests are pretty consistent with themselves... (I've gotten a 156 and a 157 over the two tests I've done)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kirian on August 11, 2013, 12:23:22 pm
8 unintended deaths, and 1 missed intended death. This time is so solid, that I'm very unsure if I'll ever beat it again.
[image]

I remember when you told me you were barely able to get under 20 minutes. Also looks like you've been streaming, judging by the Wsplit you have up?

Also...
I just did an IQ test and I'm at 132...  That means I'm in ~2.5% of smart people in the population!

Since I don't have much else to brag about at the moment, IQ of 157 here, which is, what, top one in 5.4K (assuming normal distribution with mean of 100 and SD of 16)? I expect high IQs to be pretty commonplace here, but probably only a small handful would beat that. And as one of the top ones I'll be the first to say it: IQ measures your ability to do well in IQ tests and not really a lot else. At least IQ tests are pretty consistent with themselves... (I've gotten a 156 and a 157 over the two tests I've done)


Indeed, IQ tests don't really measure anything directly except how well you do on those tests.  The only time I took a properly administered IQ test, I was at 155, which was also the highest possible score; that test basically said "We don't measure past four nines, what would be the point?"

So, sure, I can claim being in the top 0.01%--that and a dollar gets you a cup of coffee.  (Yes, it also gets you into a ton of special schooling programs if you want them.  And much more likely to get significant scholarships since IQ tests correlate with achievement tests.  But both of those are essentially the product of using that intelligence.)

Note that none of this stuff correlates directly with success, wealth, power, or happiness.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on August 11, 2013, 12:40:20 pm
Congrats.

I also got a job. Been temping ever since graduating in 2010, looking for someone to take me on permanently. A few permanent jobs came up where I'd been temping for a month and I applied and got one. Today is my second day but so far it's pretty boring. First week is our induction but I've been working there for over a month already so it's pretty pointless from my position, but there are other new people so it makes sense for them. Never mind. It's permanent and I get paid a salary rather than an hourly wage for the first time in forever.

Got an interview tomorrow for a new position within the company which I kinda knew was in the pipeline when I took my current position. It's related to what I was doing previously when I was temping, but a bit more involved and permanent and a has higher salary than my current job. I (and they) knew I'd be applying for this once it happened, but they told me to take the other job anyway in case this didn't happen. It's been advertised internally and we're a pretty small company, so I'm fairly certain I'm the only one who's applied and it's looking good. Watch this space for confirmation of bragging.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on August 11, 2013, 03:03:08 pm
I remember hearing that the SD for iq is 15...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on August 11, 2013, 06:40:00 pm

So, sure, I can claim being in the top 0.01%--that and a dollar gets you a cup of coffee.


Where are you getting coffee for a dollar?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on August 11, 2013, 09:12:02 pm

So, sure, I can claim being in the top 0.01%--that and a dollar gets you a cup of coffee.


Where are you getting coffee for a dollar?

His high IQ figured it out for him.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kirian on August 11, 2013, 09:55:41 pm

So, sure, I can claim being in the top 0.01%--that and a dollar gets you a cup of coffee.


Where are you getting coffee for a dollar?

I didn't say it was good coffee.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Archetype on August 12, 2013, 12:58:32 am
You're Kevin Nunn?!

No, I'm Luther Hendricks; Kevin Nunn and I are codesigning this game. He has more name recognition than I do (obviously :p ), so he made the official announcement.
That's so cool!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Titandrake on August 12, 2013, 02:13:02 am
8 unintended deaths, and 1 missed intended death. This time is so solid, that I'm very unsure if I'll ever beat it again.
[image]

I remember when you told me you were barely able to get under 20 minutes. Also looks like you've been streaming, judging by the Wsplit you have up?

Also...
I just did an IQ test and I'm at 132...  That means I'm in ~2.5% of smart people in the population!

Since I don't have much else to brag about at the moment, IQ of 157 here, which is, what, top one in 5.4K (assuming normal distribution with mean of 100 and SD of 16)? I expect high IQs to be pretty commonplace here, but probably only a small handful would beat that. And as one of the top ones I'll be the first to say it: IQ measures your ability to do well in IQ tests and not really a lot else. At least IQ tests are pretty consistent with themselves... (I've gotten a 156 and a 157 over the two tests I've done)

I've been recording, but I haven't been streaming. It slows down my game just slightly (around 90-95% of normal speed), but it's enough to make all my muscle memory just a bit off.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mcmcsalot on August 12, 2013, 12:25:32 pm

So, sure, I can claim being in the top 0.01%--that and a dollar gets you a cup of coffee.


Where are you getting coffee for a dollar?

McDonald's has $1 any size coffee, an it's the same coffee that is sold at Starbucks.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: shMerker on August 12, 2013, 12:44:40 pm
He could also just be making his own. I get espresso at work basically for free because I have an aeropress on my desk.

This didn't start out as a brag post but I guess "I get free espresso" qualifies.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on August 12, 2013, 05:44:29 pm

So, sure, I can claim being in the top 0.01%--that and a dollar gets you a cup of coffee.


Where are you getting coffee for a dollar?

McDonald's has $1 any size coffee, an it's the same coffee that is sold at Starbucks.

Drip, maybe.  But I think we know no one here drinks drip.

<obligatory Manny quote>
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: raerae on August 12, 2013, 11:06:08 pm

So, sure, I can claim being in the top 0.01%--that and a dollar gets you a cup of coffee.


Where are you getting coffee for a dollar?

McDonald's has $1 any size coffee, an it's the same coffee that is sold at Starbucks.

Just one more reason not to drink either.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on August 14, 2013, 02:52:38 am
Congrats.

I also got a job. Been temping ever since graduating in 2010, looking for someone to take me on permanently. A few permanent jobs came up where I'd been temping for a month and I applied and got one. Today is my second day but so far it's pretty boring. First week is our induction but I've been working there for over a month already so it's pretty pointless from my position, but there are other new people so it makes sense for them. Never mind. It's permanent and I get paid a salary rather than an hourly wage for the first time in forever.

Got an interview tomorrow for a new position within the company which I kinda knew was in the pipeline when I took my current position. It's related to what I was doing previously when I was temping, but a bit more involved and permanent and a has higher salary than my current job. I (and they) knew I'd be applying for this once it happened, but they told me to take the other job anyway in case this didn't happen. It's been advertised internally and we're a pretty small company, so I'm fairly certain I'm the only one who's applied and it's looking good. Watch this space for confirmation of bragging.

Confirming this brag. All of a sudden the last three years of feeling like I'm worthless don't matter anymore. I've made it.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: shraeye on August 14, 2013, 05:17:48 pm

So, sure, I can claim being in the top 0.01%--that and a dollar gets you a cup of coffee.


Where are you getting coffee for a dollar?

McDonald's has $1 any size coffee, an it's the same coffee that is sold at Starbucks.
hahaha, i believe it.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on August 18, 2013, 11:27:34 am
I just convinced somebody of something on the internet, using reasoning. Now i don't know what to believe anymore...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Tables on August 18, 2013, 12:03:37 pm
I just convinced somebody of something on the internet, using reasoning. Now i don't know what to believe anymore...

Nope. Not gonna believe it.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: michaeljb on August 30, 2013, 02:41:52 pm
I just got upgraded from student employee to "graduate research assistant" at my university, which means a nice new salaried pay rate and a tuition waiver. So now I don't need to take any loans for grad school*.

Also, 1000th post :)

* technically I'm in the "concurrent BS/MS program", meaning I'll get both degrees at the same time. Also I was a math major at a different school for 3 years before transferring and switching to computer science, but this is my fifth year of college, first semester with any grad courses, so I guess I should just call it grad school now.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on September 03, 2013, 01:34:38 am
Thank you, Goko, for proving with your unassailable formula, that I am one of the best Dominion players in the world. All praise Goko!


(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s631/Drab_Emordnilap/Number3090313_zps088554a7.png)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Ozle on October 04, 2013, 11:20:40 am
Ohh Brag time.

I finally got Parole for good behaviour!

Joke.........(I got parole for doing the wardens accounts)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Watno on October 04, 2013, 11:35:02 am
Great to have you back, Ozle..
When does this year's ATH start?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Ozle on October 04, 2013, 11:39:26 am
Great to have you back, Ozle..
When does this year's ATH start?

Im only back until they find out I've escaped been paroled

Not until December unfortunately.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kirian on October 04, 2013, 11:43:05 am
Ohh Brag time.

I finally got Parole for good behaviour!

Joke.........(I got parole for doing the wardens accounts)

Such a great movie.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on October 04, 2013, 01:16:44 pm
So, uh, what happened?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kuildeous on October 07, 2013, 10:05:51 am
Day 4 of having Google Fiber. It's pretty sweet. Getting used to a couple of features missing, but that's just the effect of change. So far the positives outweigh the negatives. Aw yeah.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: theory on October 13, 2013, 09:13:47 am
Ran my first ever race yesterday: I finished a 10K in 0:52:57.  Three months ago I couldn't even run half a mile without stopping. 
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: theory on October 13, 2013, 09:14:23 am
Day 4 of having Google Fiber. It's pretty sweet. Getting used to a couple of features missing, but that's just the effect of change. So far the positives outweigh the negatives. Aw yeah.

What are the negatives?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: raerae on October 16, 2013, 09:29:44 pm
Ran my first ever race yesterday: I finished a 10K in 0:52:57.  Three months ago I couldn't even run half a mile without stopping.

Holy avocado sauce!  A+, sir!!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GendoIkari on October 18, 2013, 10:02:27 am
Ran my first ever race yesterday: I finished a 10K in 0:52:57.  Three months ago I couldn't even run half a mile without stopping.

Congrats. Did you follow a particular training program? I'm trying to work my way up to a 30 minute 5K right now; using the Couch-to-5K app. Like you, when I started I couldn't run a half-mile. But I'm definitely struggling to get past a particular set.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kuildeous on October 18, 2013, 10:37:22 am
Day 4 of having Google Fiber. It's pretty sweet. Getting used to a couple of features missing, but that's just the effect of change. So far the positives outweigh the negatives. Aw yeah.

What are the negatives?

Mostly getting used to the new setup. The negatives have been pretty minor so far.

No clock on the cable box so I actually have to buy an additional clock in case our phones are more than 3 feet away.
There is no AMC in our lineup, since it's owned by Time Warner
When I fast-forward through a commercial and press play, it doesn't jump back a few seconds to account for the timing of when I see the commercial break ending.
There is no TV on demand like what Time Warner had.

Mostly, there were features that TWC had that I miss, but I'm coping with the losses.

Also, the speed is not nearly as blazing as one might hope. I expected this, actually. I read some articles about how Fiber does allow for data transfer of 1 GB/sec, but today's hardware limitations don't really allow that. I still have to contend with other servers (and since Kansas City is currently the only place with Fiber, I can expect slower speeds in most of my browsing). It's still faster, though, just not reaching that 1 GB number (yet). I like to think of it as paving the way for the future.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Ozle on November 13, 2013, 08:22:37 am
So, slightly reverse topic.

I work for a large multinational company. And each month they send out lists of 'Things to Brag about' which are highlights of the company and upcoming projects.

Just seen one from several months ago.

"CGI is proud to be one of the leading suppliers of the new Medicare Website"


Ooopppss...


Reminds me of the time we sent out all our Christmas cards with the Beagle Mars rover on it that we helped program...only for it to be lost on landing...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: theory on November 13, 2013, 10:21:15 am
Ran my first ever race yesterday: I finished a 10K in 0:52:57.  Three months ago I couldn't even run half a mile without stopping.

Congrats. Did you follow a particular training program? I'm trying to work my way up to a 30 minute 5K right now; using the Couch-to-5K app. Like you, when I started I couldn't run a half-mile. But I'm definitely struggling to get past a particular set.

I also did C25K, and I think I know which set you're talking about: that first time you have to run 20 minutes continuously.  I didn't think I could do it either, and I gave up once or twice.  But I trusted my body and just pushed through with force of will, and now running 20 minutes is nothing at all.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: shark_bait on November 13, 2013, 12:03:00 pm
Ran my first ever race yesterday: I finished a 10K in 0:52:57.  Three months ago I couldn't even run half a mile without stopping.

Congrats. Did you follow a particular training program? I'm trying to work my way up to a 30 minute 5K right now; using the Couch-to-5K app. Like you, when I started I couldn't run a half-mile. But I'm definitely struggling to get past a particular set.

I also did C25K, and I think I know which set you're talking about: that first time you have to run 20 minutes continuously.  I didn't think I could do it either, and I gave up once or twice.  But I trusted my body and just pushed through with force of will, and now running 20 minutes is nothing at all.

I love hearing stuff like this.  I hear so many people say things regarding there inability to run but so much of it is solely based off of them not doing it before.  As long as you have the proper mindset and dedication you can prepare yourself for most any type of running race. 

Go for the half marathon next theory!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: dondon151 on November 13, 2013, 10:31:23 pm
As someone who consistently fluctuates in and out of shape, I mostly agree. When you just start out running, though, you really get winded fast. The bright side is that it doesn't take long to improve by a huge amount.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Morgrim7 on November 13, 2013, 11:38:50 pm
Guess what, guys! I'm not dead yet!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: theory on November 14, 2013, 07:35:10 am
Ran my first ever race yesterday: I finished a 10K in 0:52:57.  Three months ago I couldn't even run half a mile without stopping.

Congrats. Did you follow a particular training program? I'm trying to work my way up to a 30 minute 5K right now; using the Couch-to-5K app. Like you, when I started I couldn't run a half-mile. But I'm definitely struggling to get past a particular set.

I also did C25K, and I think I know which set you're talking about: that first time you have to run 20 minutes continuously.  I didn't think I could do it either, and I gave up once or twice.  But I trusted my body and just pushed through with force of will, and now running 20 minutes is nothing at all.

I love hearing stuff like this.  I hear so many people say things regarding there inability to run but so much of it is solely based off of them not doing it before.  As long as you have the proper mindset and dedication you can prepare yourself for most any type of running race. 

Go for the half marathon next theory!

That is coming up next month.  It's gonna be so damn cold.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: greatexpectations on November 14, 2013, 08:32:33 am
Ran my first ever race yesterday: I finished a 10K in 0:52:57.  Three months ago I couldn't even run half a mile without stopping.

Congrats. Did you follow a particular training program? I'm trying to work my way up to a 30 minute 5K right now; using the Couch-to-5K app. Like you, when I started I couldn't run a half-mile. But I'm definitely struggling to get past a particular set.

I also did C25K, and I think I know which set you're talking about: that first time you have to run 20 minutes continuously.  I didn't think I could do it either, and I gave up once or twice.  But I trusted my body and just pushed through with force of will, and now running 20 minutes is nothing at all.

I love hearing stuff like this.  I hear so many people say things regarding there inability to run but so much of it is solely based off of them not doing it before.  As long as you have the proper mindset and dedication you can prepare yourself for most any type of running race. 

Go for the half marathon next theory!

That is coming up next month.  It's gonna be so damn cold.

from not running at all up to a half marathon in a few months? wow.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Ozle on November 16, 2013, 05:43:20 pm
Immensely proud of myself today.

Helped organise a concert for my charity.

Filled a church hall with 300+ people, and a proper military orchestra playing oldie songs, film scores and the like.

Went off extremely well. Reckon we probably made over £3000
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Tables on November 16, 2013, 06:11:32 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJLRXZE7Ly4

I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Archetype on November 16, 2013, 06:22:43 pm
With 30 modules and 2 hours of free time I made this:
(http://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=bcf4e20cbd&view=att&th=142633239e243352&attid=0.1&disp=thd&zw)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Lekkit on November 18, 2013, 06:25:48 am
This weekend we played two Swedish National Championships of a game called The Spoils (http://www.thespoils.com/spoils/view.php?pg=home). It's a TCG similar to Magic The Gathering, so the two championships were Limited (where you build a deck from a pool of random cards, then top 8 drafts for the playoffs) and Constructed. While I failed miserably at Constructed during the quarter finals, I managed to win the Limited Championship. Even though there were only 15 players, I feel like bragging about it a bit. ;)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on November 18, 2013, 08:42:06 am
This weekend we played two Swedish National Championships of a game called The Spoils (http://www.thespoils.com/spoils/view.php?pg=home). It's a TCG similar to Magic The Gathering, so the two championships were Limited (where you build a deck from a pool of random cards, then top 8 drafts for the playoffs) and Constructed. While I failed miserably at Constructed during the quarter finals, I managed to win the Limited Championship. Even though there were only 15 players, I feel like bragging about it a bit. ;)
There might have been only 15 players, but consider the following: the rest of Sweden was so scared of your skills that they didn't even bother showing up!

Congratulations.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Lekkit on November 18, 2013, 01:05:11 pm
Actually nobody outside of Stockholm decided to come. It was a pity. A really fun event, though. :)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on December 06, 2013, 02:07:19 am
I became an uncle at 23.35 (UK time) last night. For nearly 25 years I've been the youngest member of my family. I guess it's time to find out what it's like not being the spoiled one.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: qmech on December 06, 2013, 03:31:44 am
With 30 modules and 2 hours of free time I made this:
(http://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=bcf4e20cbd&view=att&th=142633239e243352&attid=0.1&disp=thd&zw)

Google don't like you linking that image.  Could you attach it or upload it somewhere else?  I'm intrigued.  (Origami?)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: heron on December 06, 2013, 04:57:11 pm
With 30 modules and 2 hours of free time I made this:
(http://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=bcf4e20cbd&view=att&th=142633239e243352&attid=0.1&disp=thd&zw)

Google don't like you linking that image.  Could you attach it or upload it somewhere else?  I'm intrigued.  (Origami?)

I guess that it's a sonobe stellated icosahedron.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: qmech on December 06, 2013, 05:56:18 pm
With 30 modules and 2 hours of free time I made this:
(http://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=bcf4e20cbd&view=att&th=142633239e243352&attid=0.1&disp=thd&zw)

Google don't like you linking that image.  Could you attach it or upload it somewhere else?  I'm intrigued.  (Origami?)

I guess that it's a sonobe stellated icosahedron.

That sounds likely.  I have a few of those lying around, but didn't know that name.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Archetype on December 06, 2013, 06:15:42 pm
With 30 modules and 2 hours of free time I made this:
(http://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=bcf4e20cbd&view=att&th=142633239e243352&attid=0.1&disp=thd&zw)

Google don't like you linking that image.  Could you attach it or upload it somewhere else?  I'm intrigued.  (Origami?)

I guess that it's a sonobe stellated icosahedron.

That sounds likely.  I have a few of those lying around, but didn't know that name.
That's exactly what it is! Hopefully this shows:
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: eHalcyon on December 06, 2013, 06:47:42 pm
With 30 modules and 2 hours of free time I made this:
(http://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=bcf4e20cbd&view=att&th=142633239e243352&attid=0.1&disp=thd&zw)

Google don't like you linking that image.  Could you attach it or upload it somewhere else?  I'm intrigued.  (Origami?)

I guess that it's a sonobe stellated icosahedron.

That sounds likely.  I have a few of those lying around, but didn't know that name.
That's exactly what it is! Hopefully this shows:

Can you link a site with the instructions?  I've done some modular origami in the past and this one looks really nice.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: heron on December 06, 2013, 07:12:57 pm
With 30 modules and 2 hours of free time I made this:
(http://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=bcf4e20cbd&view=att&th=142633239e243352&attid=0.1&disp=thd&zw)

Google don't like you linking that image.  Could you attach it or upload it somewhere else?  I'm intrigued.  (Origami?)

I guess that it's a sonobe stellated icosahedron.

That sounds likely.  I have a few of those lying around, but didn't know that name.
That's exactly what it is! Hopefully this shows:

Can you link a site with the instructions?  I've done some modular origami in the past and this one looks really nice.

https://www.math.lsu.edu/~verrill/origami/sonobe/index.html
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Archetype on December 06, 2013, 11:38:41 pm
If you use 'real origami paper', the holes at the top of the triangles shouldn't be there. I used some construction paper, but it didn't turn out as nice as it would have if I had used thinner paper instead.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: eHalcyon on December 08, 2013, 03:13:14 pm
With 30 modules and 2 hours of free time I made this:
(http://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=bcf4e20cbd&view=att&th=142633239e243352&attid=0.1&disp=thd&zw)

Google don't like you linking that image.  Could you attach it or upload it somewhere else?  I'm intrigued.  (Origami?)

I guess that it's a sonobe stellated icosahedron.

That sounds likely.  I have a few of those lying around, but didn't know that name.
That's exactly what it is! Hopefully this shows:

Can you link a site with the instructions?  I've done some modular origami in the past and this one looks really nice.

https://www.math.lsu.edu/~verrill/origami/sonobe/index.html

Huh, I've used that unit to make the cube before!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Tables on December 09, 2013, 05:20:32 pm
Wow, I made a serious reply in a thread and got (currently) 26 respect - which also puts it as the current most respected post of the week. Was really not expecting it, either (especially since most of my respect comes from jokes, I think).
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Ozle on December 09, 2013, 05:35:56 pm
Wow, I made a serious reply in a thread and got (currently) 26 respect - which also puts it as the current most respected post of the week. Was really not expecting it, either (especially since most of my respect comes from jokes, I think).

I posted loads of sense in that thread, and then got +9 for posting complete gibberish about a tortoise!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Twistedarcher on January 22, 2014, 11:20:17 pm
I got a job, and am moving to Wisconsin!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: yuma on January 22, 2014, 11:21:47 pm
I got a job, and am moving to Wisconsin!

Huzzah!

http://youtu.be/glPq5C-6XuI
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: raerae on February 09, 2014, 10:36:43 am
I got a job, and am moving to Wisconsin!

Wisconsin is wonderful!  Great choice!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: EFHW on March 05, 2014, 09:15:23 am
I called France and reserved an opera ticket for my husband - all in French!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on March 05, 2014, 02:06:19 pm
I called France and reserved an opera ticket for my husband - all in French!
Which opera?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on March 05, 2014, 06:40:40 pm
I called France and reserved an opera ticket for my husband - all in French!

Not as impressive when folks realize you are from Canada. :)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: EFHW on March 05, 2014, 08:08:02 pm
I called France and reserved an opera ticket for my husband - all in French!

Not as impressive when folks realize you are from Canada. :)

Well, almost but not quite.  Canada is about an hour away from where I live.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mcmcsalot on March 06, 2014, 09:36:30 am
I called France and reserved an opera ticket for my husband - all in French!

Not as impressive when folks realize you are from Canada. :)

Well, almost but not quite.  Canada is about an hour away from where I live.
Still immpressive, I lived an hour away from Canada for 18 years, I understand zero French and I've been to France...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: EFHW on March 06, 2014, 10:30:59 am
I called France and reserved an opera ticket for my husband - all in French!
Which opera?

"A Flowering Tree" - and it's in English!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Ozle on March 13, 2014, 03:36:58 pm
I called France and reserved an opera ticket for my husband - all in French!
Which opera?

"A Flowering Tree" - and it's in English!

That's what you THINK you have done.

In actual fact you have booked and paid for a tour of an Onion factory in Strasbourg.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Watno on March 13, 2014, 04:40:48 pm
I was in an Auberge in Quebec once. We were asked what we wanted for breakfast, followed by a list of options. It also sounded good, so we kept saying "Oui".
Too bad we ended up only getting the last item from the list, which was very dark toast with loads of butter on it.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Ozle on March 14, 2014, 03:00:49 pm


Just bought a house....
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mcmcsalot on March 14, 2014, 03:05:51 pm


Just bought a house....

Congratulations!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on March 14, 2014, 03:06:00 pm


Just bought a house....

Time to take it to the next step: http://www.privateislandsonline.com/
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: qmech on March 14, 2014, 04:33:19 pm


Just bought a house....

That's what you THINK you have done.

In actual fact you are now the Chief Executive of the Co-operative Bank.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SirPeebles on March 14, 2014, 10:33:22 pm
I threw together a pot pi for dinner.  Never made one before, didn't use a recipe, and only used ingredients I had in the house.  It came out amazingly delicious.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on March 14, 2014, 11:42:48 pm
I threw together a pot pi for dinner.  Never made one before, didn't use a recipe, and only used ingredients I had in the house.  It came out amazingly delicious.

You certainly don't need a recipe; you just use 3.14 tablespoons of everything.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Eevee on March 16, 2014, 07:08:57 pm
Yesterday I came home from dinner to find 20 people waiting in my apartment for a surprise birthday party. Just having friends like these feels like such a blessing and definitely bragworthy. I guess I must have done some things in life real well to be surrounded with people like this now!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kirian on March 25, 2014, 12:36:44 pm
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gtgames/sentinel-tactics-the-flame-of-freedom

Hey Palindrome Bard, you were supposed to remind us about this!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on March 25, 2014, 09:17:37 pm
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gtgames/sentinel-tactics-the-flame-of-freedom

Hey Palindrome Bard, you were supposed to remind us about this!

Well, I posted about it already in the Kickstarter Games thread and I didn't want to spam.

Not like I loaded up this thread to post about it or anything. No, not that.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: shraeye on March 26, 2014, 10:09:19 am
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gtgames/sentinel-tactics-the-flame-of-freedom

Hey Palindrome Bard, you were supposed to remind us about this!

Well, I posted about it already in the Kickstarter Games thread and I didn't want to spam.

Not like I loaded up this thread to post about it or anything. No, not that.
where's that threaD?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Drab Emordnilap on March 26, 2014, 11:30:32 am
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gtgames/sentinel-tactics-the-flame-of-freedom

Hey Palindrome Bard, you were supposed to remind us about this!

Well, I posted about it already in the Kickstarter Games thread and I didn't want to spam.

Not like I loaded up this thread to post about it or anything. No, not that.
where's that threaD?

http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=10441.msg359283#msg359283
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mcmcsalot on March 28, 2014, 10:00:24 am
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gtgames/sentinel-tactics-the-flame-of-freedom

Hey Palindrome Bard, you were supposed to remind us about this!

Palindro...omg your name is so cool!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Davio on April 14, 2014, 08:11:50 am
Tough players in my country.

It's a bit sad being 19th on the overall Goko leaderboard and still being only the 4th Dutchman after Stef, SheCantSayNo and Florrat.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Ozle on April 14, 2014, 02:13:07 pm
Tough players in my country.

It's a bit sad being 19th on the overall Goko leaderboard and still being only the 4th Dutchman after Stef, SheCantSayNo and Florrat.

Ahh but do they have a little blue star?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: florrat on April 14, 2014, 05:43:52 pm
Ahh but do they have a little blue star?
Well, Stef has one (for 2012 DS Champion) and deserves another one (for 2013 Dutch Championship). I don't have a blue star, but I have something different: a very surprised look realizing that I'm above Davio :o
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Dsell on April 25, 2014, 05:32:22 pm
I'm a college graduate! :D :D :D
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ConMan on April 26, 2014, 10:25:01 am
I'm a college graduate! :D :D :D
Congratulations!

On a related note, once the Tax Office finally processes all my overdue returns, I'll be free of student debt!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Davio on April 28, 2014, 04:42:44 am
Ahh but do they have a little blue star?
Well, Stef has one (for 2012 DS Champion) and deserves another one (for 2013 Dutch Championship). I don't have a blue star, but I have something different: a very surprised look realizing that I'm above Davio :o
On Isotropish yes, not on Goko, where I just grabbed the #10 spot.  ;D

I just don't play that often anymore, certainly not often enough to keep a good Isotropish rating. Goko is a little more forgiving and you can keep a good rating there with no more than 1 game a day on average, as I tend to do. Heck, I don't even own any sets, I just join whatever random game seems interesting, even if it's a casual game.

But lately, it seems like I just can't lose a game on Goko. ??? Which is of course due to a pretty good combination of luck and skill, I just don't know which part's luck and which is skill. ;D

In any case, I never considered myself a "pro" player, even if I did win that Dutch championship 2 years ago and can keep a decent rating. I just don't take a "pro" approach to the game. I don't play high level players exclusively and I'm not just looking to increase my rating. I'm just looking for fun games with fun people. Maybe that laidback approach is why my rating has increased over the last weeks. I don't care if I'm top 10 or top 100. Of course I'd rather be the former than the latter and I always try to win, but I also try to take a more healthy approach to the game.

Some time ago before Goko I took a couple of months timeout, because I was playig too compulsively. Now I can just play a few games to relax and have some fun and don't worry too much about it. My family is not suffering from my playing, my work is not suffering and those are way more important to me than this silly game we call Dominion.

I consider myself a competitive player and think I can hold my own against anyone and that's good enough for me.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Axxle on April 30, 2014, 07:50:37 pm
I'm one of only two players with a SK win \o/
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mcmcsalot on May 01, 2014, 04:50:12 pm
I'm a college graduate! :D :D :D

Ooh! Ooh! Me to :)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Dsell on May 01, 2014, 05:22:08 pm
I'm a college graduate! :D :D :D

Ooh! Ooh! Me to :)

Congrats! I suppose I should update mine with: moved in to my own non-campus-housing apartment today!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mail-mi on May 01, 2014, 05:37:53 pm
I'm a college graduate! :D :D :D

Ooh! Ooh! Me to :)

*too. Are you sure you're telling the truth?  :P
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on May 01, 2014, 05:44:07 pm
I'm a college graduate! :D :D :D

Ooh! Ooh! Me to :)

*too. Are you sure you're telling the truth?  :P

Maybe he meant "me to graduate college too!"
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mail-mi on May 01, 2014, 05:46:15 pm
I'm a college graduate! :D :D :D

Ooh! Ooh! Me to :)

*too. Are you sure you're telling the truth?  :P

Maybe he meant "me to graduate college too!"

Well then it would be "I'm to graduate college too"
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on May 01, 2014, 05:48:10 pm
I'm a college graduate! :D :D :D

Ooh! Ooh! Me to :)

*too. Are you sure you're telling the truth?  :P

Maybe he meant "me to graduate college too!"

Well then it would be "I'm to graduate college too"
If he meant "I'm to graduate college too", it would be "I'm to graduate college too". If he meant "me to graduate college too!", it would be "me to graduate college too!".
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on May 01, 2014, 05:49:30 pm
I'm a college graduate! :D :D :D

Ooh! Ooh! Me to :)

*too. Are you sure you're telling the truth?  :P

Maybe he meant "me to graduate college too!"

Well then it would be "I'm to graduate college too"

Well the "graduate college too" was implied, as it was clearly the target.  As for 'me' vs. 'I am', maybe he's majoring in caveman linguistics!  Does caveman grammar count as bad grammar if it's internally consistent?   
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Ozle on May 01, 2014, 06:13:31 pm
Im banned from college.
 I imagine it is because i is too smart for them
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on May 01, 2014, 08:34:53 pm
In Australia, college is high school.  So confusing.
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Post by: yuma on May 01, 2014, 08:44:08 pm
In Australia, college is high school.  So confusing.

yeah, same way in Canada (at least parts of it). You have to make sure to say "university" otherwise people will look down on you...
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Post by: ConMan on May 01, 2014, 09:49:01 pm
In Australia, college is high school.  So confusing.
Occasionally. I think that's the case here in Canberra, but in Sydney where I grew up the only colleges I knew of were student halls within universities (something between a dorm and a fraternity, I think).
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Post by: ashersky on May 01, 2014, 10:35:37 pm
In Australia, college is high school.  So confusing.
Occasionally. I think that's the case here in Canberra, but in Sydney where I grew up the only colleges I knew of were student halls within universities (something between a dorm and a fraternity, I think).

I'm in Sydney now, and there's definitely colleges that are high schools.  Maybe they're just the private schools?
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Post by: ConMan on May 02, 2014, 02:45:35 am
In Australia, college is high school.  So confusing.
Occasionally. I think that's the case here in Canberra, but in Sydney where I grew up the only colleges I knew of were student halls within universities (something between a dorm and a fraternity, I think).

I'm in Sydney now, and there's definitely colleges that are high schools.  Maybe they're just the private schools?
I just did a search (http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/schoolfind/locator/) for schools in NSW called a college, and going very quickly through them it looks like a lot of them are existing High Schools that have banded together into "collegiates", or are closely associated with tertiary institutions. I suspect many of these are fairly recent developments, too, which would be why I'm not familiar with them.
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Post by: ashersky on May 02, 2014, 03:12:14 am
In Australia, college is high school.  So confusing.
Occasionally. I think that's the case here in Canberra, but in Sydney where I grew up the only colleges I knew of were student halls within universities (something between a dorm and a fraternity, I think).

I'm in Sydney now, and there's definitely colleges that are high schools.  Maybe they're just the private schools?
I just did a search (http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/schoolfind/locator/) for schools in NSW called a college, and going very quickly through them it looks like a lot of them are existing High Schools that have banded together into "collegiates", or are closely associated with tertiary institutions. I suspect many of these are fairly recent developments, too, which would be why I'm not familiar with them.

Makes sense.  I was thinking of Brigidine College and Moriah College as two quick examples.
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Post by: qmech on May 02, 2014, 04:05:53 am
In the UK, secondary school is 5 years after which you used to be allowed to leave, followed by two years of "sixth form".  A sixth form not attached to a school is a college.  They will typically, but not exclusively, have more of a vocational focus.

A college can also be one of the 20+ institutions making up the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge, or the name of a faculty/department ("College of Physical Sciences").
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Post by: GendoIkari on May 02, 2014, 10:51:10 am
Yesterday I ran a mile. So I'm sure that sounds just silly to all those people who run marathons and all that, but I haven't been able to run a mile non-stop since 8th grade.
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Post by: shark_bait on May 02, 2014, 11:28:58 am
Yesterday I ran a mile. So I'm sure that sounds just silly to all those people who run marathons and all that, but I haven't been able to run a mile non-stop since 8th grade.

Nice!  It's the first mile that's the hardest.  As someone who makes running a regular part of my life the hardest thing about running is not actually the running.  It's getting out to do the running.  Keep it up Gendo! 
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Post by: GendoIkari on May 02, 2014, 11:21:04 pm
Yesterday I ran a mile. So I'm sure that sounds just silly to all those people who run marathons and all that, but I haven't been able to run a mile non-stop since 8th grade.

Nice!  It's the first mile that's the hardest.  As someone who makes running a regular part of my life the hardest thing about running is not actually the running.  It's getting out to do the running.  Keep it up Gendo!

Thanks! Just finished another. I agree, actually making myself do it seems to be the hardest part. I'm running indoors, on a treadmill, which is a bit easier.
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Post by: mcmcsalot on May 03, 2014, 11:20:06 am
I got a rowing machine for graduation :) now I don't have to get myself to get up and run!
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Post by: mail-mi on May 16, 2014, 05:45:31 pm
I GOT 35 ON THE ACT!
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Post by: Axxle on May 16, 2014, 05:52:35 pm
I GOT 35 ON THE ACT!
Ouph. Study a bit more next time and maybe you can get into the 60s...


Congrats!
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Post by: yuma on May 16, 2014, 06:37:58 pm
I GOT 35 ON THE ACT!

That will get you into some good schools. You going to follow in the footsteps of your grandfather or your great grandfather? Or create your own way?
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Post by: heron on May 16, 2014, 06:44:09 pm
I got 16/42 points on the junior maths olympiad! That looks terrible but it's 37th place.
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Post by: Dsell on May 17, 2014, 01:01:48 am
I GOT 35 ON THE ACT!

Awesome score! Congratulations!
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Post by: Thisisnotasmile on May 17, 2014, 05:38:15 am
I GOT 35 ON THE ACT!

Explanation for foreigners?
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Post by: XerxesPraelor on May 17, 2014, 08:40:40 am
This was a while ago, but I got 237 on the PSAT.
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Post by: Joseph2302 on May 17, 2014, 08:56:08 am
I GOT 35 ON THE ACT!

Explanation for foreigners?

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACT_(test), it's an entry to college (university) test, and the top score is 36, and the average score is about 20.
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Post by: Tables on May 17, 2014, 10:25:34 am
I got 16/42 points on the junior maths olympiad! That looks terrible but it's 37th place.

Is that the UK one? 6 questions, 7 points each, answering two questions well is really good? If so, well done, that's probably, what, two completely answered questions and partial credit for one?
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Post by: Ozle on May 17, 2014, 10:31:27 am
I'm currently sitting in the exclusive members pavilion at Lords
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Post by: heron on May 17, 2014, 10:46:41 pm
I got 16/42 points on the junior maths olympiad! That looks terrible but it's 37th place.

Is that the UK one? 6 questions, 7 points each, answering two questions well is really good? If so, well done, that's probably, what, two completely answered questions and partial credit for one?

USA actually but I think that they are about the same difficulty. I think I got 7 points for #5, 5 points for #4, and 4 points for #2.

Edit: Oh I bet you thought I was British because I said maths. I only do that to stop Ozle from yelling at me.
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Post by: Ozle on May 18, 2014, 07:12:23 am
You Sir, get lifetime +1's for being a scholar and a gentleman.

(Lifetime may not mean lifetime....I get distracted easily)
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Post by: sitnaltax on May 18, 2014, 07:51:13 pm
I finished my first marathon today! (Cleveland's). 3:55:06 was the time, which I'm fairly pleased with.

I'm hurting pretty bad right now, and stairs are a particular nemesis.
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Post by: florrat on May 19, 2014, 01:45:36 am
Is it bad that the first thought which came to my mind was "what (movie) series?" until I realized you ran an actual marathon?

Good job, btw!
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Post by: Witherweaver on May 19, 2014, 09:18:51 am
Is it bad that the first thought which came to my mind was "what (movie) series?" until I realized you ran an actual marathon?

Good job, btw!

Pretty obvious he was watching The Cleveland Show marathon.  There are four seasons, so 3:55:06 is indeed good time.
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Post by: Watno on May 21, 2014, 08:14:06 am
I have done nearly everything required for my bachelor's degree, except for listening to an 1.5 hour talk about scientific literature research. YAY!
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Post by: AndrewisFTTW on May 25, 2014, 12:39:18 am
Sometimes I play Dominion and then I go play reggae music with some Jamaicans in an African restaurant in DC. That's happening right now.
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Post by: GeoLib on May 25, 2014, 02:53:10 am
Sometimes I play Dominion and then I go play reggae music with some Jamaicans in an African restaurant in DC. That's happening right now.

An African restaurant? Isn't there a fair amount of variation in cuisine across Africa?
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Post by: AndrewisFTTW on May 25, 2014, 03:11:21 am
There are a few African restaurants I play at.
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Post by: Tables on June 10, 2014, 05:57:43 am
Over 2K Respect. Yay!
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Post by: qmech on June 10, 2014, 12:33:56 pm
Sometimes I play Dominion and then I go play reggae music with some Jamaicans in an African restaurant in DC. That's happening right now.

An African restaurant? Isn't there a fair amount of variation in cuisine across Africa?

What does that have to do with the food served in an African restaurant?
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Post by: AndrewisFTTW on June 10, 2014, 12:40:02 pm
Sometimes I play Dominion and then I go play reggae music with some Jamaicans in an African restaurant in DC. That's happening right now.

An African restaurant? Isn't there a fair amount of variation in cuisine across Africa?

What does that have to do with the food served in an African restaurant?

He thought I meant it was a restaurant that just served generic "African" food. Most African restaurants will be West African or Ethiopian or Eritrean or whatever.
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Post by: qmech on June 10, 2014, 02:57:20 pm
Sometimes I play Dominion and then I go play reggae music with some Jamaicans in an African restaurant in DC. That's happening right now.

An African restaurant? Isn't there a fair amount of variation in cuisine across Africa?

What does that have to do with the food served in an African restaurant?

He thought I meant it was a restaurant that just served generic "African" food. Most African restaurants will be West African or Ethiopian or Eritrean or whatever.

I was wondering if they were as authentic as Indian or Chinese restaurants, which are famously accurate in their presentation of traditional recipes.
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Post by: Witherweaver on June 23, 2014, 06:29:01 pm
As of this post, I have exactly 1337 respect.  I can now die a happy man.
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Post by: Awaclus on June 23, 2014, 06:30:47 pm
As of this post, I have exactly 1337 respect.  I can now die a happy man.
No longer!
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Post by: Witherweaver on June 23, 2014, 06:36:51 pm
As of this post, I have exactly 1337 respect.  I can now die a happy man.
No longer!

An Anarchist, indeed.
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Post by: Thisisnotasmile on June 25, 2014, 05:48:34 pm
Just booked my our honeymoon.
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Post by: theory on June 25, 2014, 05:59:01 pm
Where to?
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Post by: Thisisnotasmile on June 25, 2014, 06:18:26 pm
Med cruise. Never cruised before. Am excited.
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Post by: Ozle on June 25, 2014, 06:31:59 pm
You're taking your wife Cruising....?
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Post by: theory on June 25, 2014, 06:39:38 pm
for meds ... ?
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Post by: mcmcsalot on June 26, 2014, 05:28:45 pm
Med cruise. Never cruised before. Am excited.

Great choice! Some of the happiest memories of my life were on a Mediterranean cruise. My suggestions are; You can do all the excursions on your own, avoid the shops your "supposed" to go to, and don't be afraid to stay on the boat. I'm sure you will have an amazing time!
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Post by: shraeye on July 07, 2014, 12:05:26 am
I got a job!!  Moved and got a job in just a little over a week and I'm thrilled about it!
raerae and I have been living together for a year, and neither of us have killed each other yet!!
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Post by: Thisisnotasmile on July 08, 2014, 12:47:06 pm
I got a job!!  Moved and got a job in just a little over a week and I'm thrilled about it!
raerae and I have been living together for a year, and neither of us have killed each other yet!!

Pfft. You're nobody unless you have a Kills to Years-Living-Together ratio of at least 1:1.
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Post by: 2.71828..... on July 15, 2014, 12:15:05 pm
I just opened a Roth IRA account.  I can retire in 40 years now!
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Post by: theory on July 15, 2014, 12:22:20 pm
I just opened a Roth IRA account.  I can retire in 40 years now!

Awesome!  Roth IRAs are a ridiculous lifehack, and if you can afford one you should keep contributing the max each year.

I hope you put it into an index fund?
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Post by: qmech on July 15, 2014, 02:48:02 pm
I hope you put it into an index fund?

My remaining problem with index funds is that I would be taking profits from tobacco companies and arms dealers.  Screening those out tends to push you into the arms of active managers.  It's been a while since I investigated this though, so perhaps it's time for me to have another go.
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Post by: 2.71828..... on July 15, 2014, 03:10:52 pm
I just opened a Roth IRA account.  I can retire in 40 years now!

Awesome!  Roth IRAs are a ridiculous lifehack, and if you can afford one you should keep contributing the max each year.

I hope you put it into an index fund?

My account says it is a mutual fund Roth IRA, which I assume is different than an index fund, but I really don't know very much at all about these things.  The guy on the other end just asked on a scale of 1-6 how much risk I was willing to take, and I told him 6.  I can always downgrade the risk in later years as life circumstances change.  And I plan on contributing the max every year.
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Post by: theory on July 15, 2014, 03:22:39 pm
I hope you put it into an index fund?

My remaining problem with index funds is that I would be taking profits from tobacco companies and arms dealers.  Screening those out tends to push you into the arms of active managers.  It's been a while since I investigated this though, so perhaps it's time for me to have another go.
Funny.  I literally know someone who runs a fund creating "ethical indices" with minimal cost.  I think it's silly but clearly my view is not universal.

I just opened a Roth IRA account.  I can retire in 40 years now!

Awesome!  Roth IRAs are a ridiculous lifehack, and if you can afford one you should keep contributing the max each year.

I hope you put it into an index fund?

My account says it is a mutual fund Roth IRA, which I assume is different than an index fund, but I really don't know very much at all about these things.  The guy on the other end just asked on a scale of 1-6 how much risk I was willing to take, and I told him 6.  I can always downgrade the risk in later years as life circumstances change.  And I plan on contributing the max every year.
Roth IRA just means a type of account, the same way that checking accounts and savings accounts are different.  Index fund refers to where the money is going.  Are you investing with some person?  Are you paying a lot for their services?  In general the most efficient investing strategy is to dumbly put your funds in the market, instead of paying extra to have someone try to beat the market for you.  No one beats the market in the long term, and so maximizing your return is really all about minimizing your fees.
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Post by: qmech on July 15, 2014, 03:29:02 pm
I just opened a Roth IRA account.  I can retire in 40 years now!

Awesome!  Roth IRAs are a ridiculous lifehack, and if you can afford one you should keep contributing the max each year.

I hope you put it into an index fund?

My account says it is a mutual fund Roth IRA, which I assume is different than an index fund, but I really don't know very much at all about these things.  The guy on the other end just asked on a scale of 1-6 how much risk I was willing to take, and I told him 6.  I can always downgrade the risk in later years as life circumstances change.  And I plan on contributing the max every year.

The very rough idea is that most fund managers will try and guess which stocks will outperform and invest in those.  An index fund will buy stocks in proportions corresponding to the index you want to track (something like the FTSE 100, or the Dow Jones Industrial Average).  Since most managers do no better than random guessing, but incur extra charges whenever they make a trade, index funds are generally reckoned to be a much cheaper route to equal returns.  Definitely do some reading: it could make a world of difference over 40 years.
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Post by: 2.71828..... on July 15, 2014, 03:45:16 pm
I just opened a Roth IRA account.  I can retire in 40 years now!

Awesome!  Roth IRAs are a ridiculous lifehack, and if you can afford one you should keep contributing the max each year.

I hope you put it into an index fund?

My account says it is a mutual fund Roth IRA, which I assume is different than an index fund, but I really don't know very much at all about these things.  The guy on the other end just asked on a scale of 1-6 how much risk I was willing to take, and I told him 6.  I can always downgrade the risk in later years as life circumstances change.  And I plan on contributing the max every year.

The very rough idea is that most fund managers will try and guess which stocks will outperform and invest in those.  An index fund will buy stocks in proportions corresponding to the index you want to track (something like the FTSE 100, or the Dow Jones Industrial Average).  Since most managers do no better than random guessing, but incur extra charges whenever they make a trade, index funds are generally reckoned to be a much cheaper route to equal returns.  Definitely do some reading: it could make a world of difference over 40 years.

I am not paying anyone for the account.  My bank will manage it for me at no additional cost. 

That being said, I will definitely do some more research into it, and will be able to adjust how the funds are allocated within the IRA fund over time.  The important part that I got from my conversation is that you can only add so much money per year, so even if the funds are not performing at maximum potential, it is still very important to at least get it started because you can't catch up later.
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Post by: raerae on July 16, 2014, 08:32:17 pm
My writing sample got accepted with a real place and I'm officially a freelance writer! 
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Post by: Morgrim7 on July 17, 2014, 10:44:14 am
Should I buy the sets on goko do you reckon?
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Post by: KingZog3 on July 17, 2014, 01:31:06 pm
Should I buy the sets on goko do you reckon?

If you plan on playing a lot, yeah. It's not as bad as you think. I mean, there's lots of problems, but I always seem to be able to play when I want and games go pretty smoothly.
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Post by: Witherweaver on July 17, 2014, 01:37:41 pm
Should I buy the sets on goko do you reckon?

If you plan on playing a lot, yeah. It's not as bad as you think. I mean, there's lots of problems, but I always seem to be able to play when I want and games go pretty smoothly.


Sometimes you get to play against some really pleasant people, too!
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Post by: liopoil on July 17, 2014, 05:28:35 pm
Should I buy the sets on goko do you reckon?
no, I've played quite a few games on goko, and I can almost always get a game with someone who has cards.
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Post by: Awaclus on July 18, 2014, 02:16:07 am
Yeah. I have just two expansions, and usually I get to play with all of the expansions. I still think that buying them was worth it for those situations where I'm playing against someone with no cards, it's significantly more interesting than just base and only somewhat less interesting than all cards.
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Post by: Lekkit on July 20, 2014, 08:38:45 am
This weekend we played two Swedish National Championships of a game called The Spoils (http://www.thespoils.com/spoils/view.php?pg=home). It's a TCG similar to Magic The Gathering, so the two championships were Limited (where you build a deck from a pool of random cards, then top 8 drafts for the playoffs) and Constructed. While I failed miserably at Constructed during the quarter finals, I managed to win the Limited Championship. Even though there were only 15 players, I feel like bragging about it a bit. ;)

This year we only had Constructed Nationals, but I won that one!
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Post by: raerae on July 21, 2014, 06:42:56 pm
Should I buy the sets on goko do you reckon?

I reckon you should buy them then brag about it...on the brag board...it's for bragging.  (all of them is the answer to your question though)
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Post by: Tables on July 21, 2014, 06:46:11 pm
Employed!
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Post by: Drab Emordnilap on July 22, 2014, 03:25:06 pm
I'm bragging about this even though I didn't have anything directly to do with the component production. I'm a bragging fiend!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gtgames/sentinel-tactics-the-flame-of-freedom/posts/918532
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Post by: Axxle on July 22, 2014, 06:25:41 pm
Bragging about having a game in the Humble Bundle? Why not! https://www.humblebundle.com/ (Nosgoth)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: heron on July 22, 2014, 06:31:25 pm
Bragging about having a game in the Humble Bundle? Why not! https://www.humblebundle.com/ (Nosgoth)

I hate humblebraggarts.
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Post by: Tables on July 22, 2014, 06:59:34 pm
Employed!

8 respect for a 1 word post!

Nah just kidding. I was curious how much respect I could get without giving any details. I've now got a full time job starting in September, working as a TA (Teaching Assistant), mostly with Maths/Physics, in a respected school. Which I'm pretty happy about.
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Post by: Archetype on July 22, 2014, 07:02:35 pm
Employed!

8 respect for a 1 word post!

Nah just kidding. I was curious how much respect I could get without giving any details. I've now got a full time job starting in September, working as a TA (Teaching Assistant), mostly with Maths/Physics, in a respected school. Which I'm pretty happy about.

- insert obligatory TwistedArcher joke -

Congratulations!
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Post by: SirPeebles on August 11, 2014, 12:57:25 pm
A friend gave me a Wishing Well as a birthday card today.
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Post by: Ichimaru Gin on August 14, 2014, 12:48:45 am
Ok. Short tale of Team Fortress 2 Revenge here.
Spy is probably my all-time favorite class, and I was having a ton of fun playing Sawmill--even making it to the top of my team.
Then two enemies started talking about how spies can't carry a team and how we were noobs (true, I see too many spies on teams a lot, but our team only had 2 at that time, including myself).

Anyway, I got the perfect chance as the two enemy team members who had been chatting were right next to each other (this is later, so they weren't AFK or anything--they were actually on their way to try and spawncamp) and I managed to backstab both the soldier and the heavy.  ;D

Here's a screenshot from the game. IDK, it just makes me happy because I'm not the best at a lot of different games, but I feel pretty confident with TF2.

(http://i.imgur.com/OTLa4fx.jpg)
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Post by: AndrewisFTTW on August 14, 2014, 01:15:10 am
I did some stuff that consequently led to other stuff happening.
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Post by: HiveMindEmulator on August 14, 2014, 02:22:05 pm
I did some stuff that consequently led to other stuff happening.
None of my actions have consequences.
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Post by: theory on August 14, 2014, 02:37:50 pm
Ok. Short tale of Team Fortress 2 Revenge here.
Spy is probably my all-time favorite class, and I was having a ton of fun playing Sawmill--even making it to the top of my team.
Then two enemies started talking about how spies can't carry a team and how we were noobs (true, I see too many spies on teams a lot, but our team only had 2 at that time, including myself).

Anyway, I got the perfect chance as the two enemy team members who had been chatting were right next to each other (this is later, so they weren't AFK or anything--they were actually on their way to try and spawncamp) and I managed to backstab both the soldier and the heavy.  ;D

Here's a screenshot from the game. IDK, it just makes me happy because I'm not the best at a lot of different games, but I feel pretty confident with TF2.

(http://i.imgur.com/OTLa4fx.jpg)

Nice job :)

I used to play TF2 really seriously.  Played Engi on a Highlander team and Demo on a 6v6 team.  How I miss it ...
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Post by: Thisisnotasmile on August 16, 2014, 07:46:55 am
Our invitations turned up today. Not sure if more excited about the wedding or Special Edition Love Letter (which I just ordered and got 25% off in the not-at-gencon sale).
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Post by: Dsell on August 18, 2014, 02:36:13 pm
The game I recently designed, Apprentice, is a finalist in an international board game design contest!

Details about the game (sort of): http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=11450.0 (rules aren't quite current here)

Details about the contest: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1174850/kbg-design-contest-2014-1600-prize-pool

Edit: More details about the game and a print and play: http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=11668.new#new
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Post by: Kuildeous on August 27, 2014, 02:43:54 pm
I have just been cast in a local production of Jekyll & Hyde. I get to play a pompous surgeon and Hyde #2. That last part may sound strange, but this show is interesting in that the actor playing Jekyll never plays Hyde. Four of the other actors each play a different personality of Hyde. Hyde #2 is not the super-scary brutal Hyde, but I look forward to wearing this mask.

My first show since my year-long hiatus and my first nonmusical in about 4 years. I believe that And Then There Were None was my last dramatic performance.
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Post by: sudgy on August 27, 2014, 03:20:34 pm
I have just been cast in a local production of Jekyll & Hyde. I get to play a pompous surgeon and Hyde #2. That last part may sound strange, but this show is interesting in that the actor playing Jekyll never plays Hyde. Four of the other actors each play a different personality of Hyde. Hyde #2 is not the super-scary brutal Hyde, but I look forward to wearing this mask.

My first show since my year-long hiatus and my first nonmusical in about 4 years. I believe that And Then There Were None was my last dramatic performance.

I'm auditioning for Music Man soon!  In a bit less than a month.  Maybe I'll say what part I get here.
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Post by: Dsell on September 11, 2014, 03:54:33 pm
I got a promotion!! :D

...for a job I'm starting on Monday. Yes. They called me today to tell me they're moving me into the position above the one they initially offered me!

(Also, just having a job after several months of searching is extremely exciting in itself. :))
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Post by: Dsell on September 12, 2014, 12:24:26 am
Just won my first netrunner tournament!

Good day. :)
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Post by: sudgy on September 22, 2014, 05:11:14 pm
I just auditioned for Music Man, and got the bass part in the quartet, which was exactly what I wanted!
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Post by: ashersky on September 22, 2014, 08:15:50 pm
I just auditioned for Music Man, and got the bass part in the quartet, which was exactly what I wanted!

There are fish in the Music Man?  I hope your costume is awesome.
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Post by: sudgy on September 23, 2014, 01:54:25 pm
I just auditioned for Music Man, and got the bass part in the quartet, which was exactly what I wanted!

There are fish in the Music Man?  I hope your costume is awesome.

It will probably just be some suit or something...
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Post by: Witherweaver on September 23, 2014, 02:02:55 pm
Can probably just use this guy:

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/e0/bb/965be893e7a0bea68aee6110.L.jpg)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on September 23, 2014, 02:31:49 pm
I just auditioned for Music Man, and got the bass part in the quartet, which was exactly what I wanted!

There are fish in the Music Man?  I hope your costume is awesome.

It will probably just be some suit or something...

Actually, two suits, since I'm also in the first scene as a different person.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mcmcsalot on September 23, 2014, 03:30:14 pm
I just auditioned for Music Man, and got the bass part in the quartet, which was exactly what I wanted!

There are fish in the Music Man?  I hope your costume is awesome.

It will probably just be some suit or something...

Actually, two suits, since I'm also in the first scene as a different person.

Wait you start out as a person and transform into a fish! I really gotta watch that show again.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on September 23, 2014, 03:31:06 pm
I just auditioned for Music Man, and got the bass part in the quartet, which was exactly what I wanted!

There are fish in the Music Man?  I hope your costume is awesome.

It will probably just be some suit or something...

Actually, two suits, since I'm also in the first scene as a different person.

Wait you start out as a person and transform into a fish! I really gotta watch that show again.

You could...catch a flight over to Portland at the beginning of December and see ours!

*wink wink*
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Polk5440 on September 23, 2014, 03:49:03 pm
I got a promotion!! :D

...for a job I'm starting on Monday. Yes. They called me today to tell me they're moving me into the position above the one they initially offered me!

(Also, just having a job after several months of searching is extremely exciting in itself. :))

I am not sure what to think about this. My first thought is "man, what a bad negotiator Dsell is, underselling himself by one whole position". My second is, "Boy, what a great company Dsell must have found!"  Congrats.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on September 23, 2014, 03:51:53 pm
I got a promotion!! :D

...for a job I'm starting on Monday. Yes. They called me today to tell me they're moving me into the position above the one they initially offered me!

(Also, just having a job after several months of searching is extremely exciting in itself. :))

I am not sure what to think about this. My first thought is "man, what a bad negotiator Dsell is, underselling himself by one whole position". My second is, "Boy, what a great company Dsell must have found!"  Congrats.

"Hey, you know how you're supposed to come in Monday to start your internship with us?"

"Yeah?"

"Want to be CEO?"
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Dsell on September 23, 2014, 06:48:23 pm
I got a promotion!! :D

...for a job I'm starting on Monday. Yes. They called me today to tell me they're moving me into the position above the one they initially offered me!

(Also, just having a job after several months of searching is extremely exciting in itself. :))

I am not sure what to think about this. My first thought is "man, what a bad negotiator Dsell is, underselling himself by one whole position". My second is, "Boy, what a great company Dsell must have found!"  Congrats.

Well again, first job after searching for months, etc. I wasn't gonna turn down much. :P Although I did turn down a sales position earlier in the summer and fully stand by that choice.

Basically, I'm entering a pretty large and established department in a company. There's a hierarchy that (unless you have a fair amount of experience) you're slotted into, with the chance to move up after as little as a few months or as much as a couple years. They moved me into that second position directly.

I think it was some combination of good timing on my part, need on their part, a strong interview/resume, and a pretty good score on their entrance competency exam (the Wonderlic test, if you're familiar with it. I got a 39, which I was inwardly appalled by, but they were pretty impressed).
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: KingZog3 on September 25, 2014, 10:36:13 am
I asked someone out and they said yes. Feels good after essentially being dumped 5 months ago.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on September 25, 2014, 10:41:29 am
I asked someone out and they said yes. Feels good after essentially being dumped 5 months ago.

I hope you and Andrew have a great date.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AndrewisFTTW on September 25, 2014, 10:59:01 am
I asked someone out and they said yes. Feels good after essentially being dumped 5 months ago.

I hope you and Andrew have a great date.

Let's get one thing straight. I wear the pan.... oh... oh I see what you did there.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on September 25, 2014, 12:48:30 pm
Yeah I mean, all of us could tell where this was going, you two were the only ones that still denied it. The sexual tension was palpable since whenever the Montreal meetup happened.

The only question left is: are you going to adopt Markusin?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: KingZog3 on September 25, 2014, 02:16:48 pm
Andrew and I have an open relationship. It's working pretty well so far.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on September 25, 2014, 02:33:34 pm
Yeah I mean, all of us could tell where this was going, you two were the only ones that still denied it. The sexual tension was palpable since whenever the Montreal hookup happened.

The only question left is: are you going to adopt Markusin?

Fixed that for you.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AndrewisFTTW on September 25, 2014, 05:51:51 pm
The jealously. It's sad.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: shark_bait on September 25, 2014, 08:12:14 pm
Today I passed my candidacy exam for my chemistry doctorate program.  :)

It certainly is a relief to have that accomplishment done!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: EFHW on September 27, 2014, 05:40:16 pm
Today I passed my candidacy exam for my chemistry doctorate program.  :)

It certainly is a relief to have that accomplishment done!

Go Blue!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Jack Rudd on September 28, 2014, 10:57:11 am
Yesterday I won a local chess tournament with 6 out of 6. Which isn't actually all that impressive when you see that my break-even score against the field I faced was 5.31, but I was happy with the way I played in all six games. Which doesn't happen very often.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: theory on October 06, 2014, 11:55:47 am
Awesome groomsmen have awesome tie knots.

(http://i.imgur.com/jHwlFGN.jpg)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AndrewisFTTW on October 06, 2014, 12:02:12 pm
Not of fan of all those crazy knots. They just look kinda ridiculous.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: theory on October 06, 2014, 12:14:40 pm
Funny, the groomsmen split 2-2 on that front.  Two Windsors + two Eldredges (and the groom was in the middle with a Trinity).  If I'm going to be spoiling a tux with a notch lapel and a long tie (matching the bridesmaids), I'd much rather wear an unusual knot instead of a standard knot.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AndrewisFTTW on October 06, 2014, 12:17:01 pm
Yeah I don't understand the tux and tie combo. Shouldn't you always wear a bowtie with a tux?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: theory on October 06, 2014, 12:17:15 pm
That's what I said :(

It's OK though, it's still by far the best wedding I've ever been to excluding my own.  It was my college best friend and so I'm probably somewhat biased, but the weather was incredible (crisp and cool), the ceremony was touching, we picked out nice entrance music for ourselves, and the processional march was from the Final Fantasy X soundtrack.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AndrewisFTTW on October 06, 2014, 12:17:31 pm
Oh and you suck theory.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AndrewisFTTW on October 06, 2014, 12:18:04 pm
I'm kidding. You and your tux and your tie and your knot are awesome. <3
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on October 06, 2014, 12:32:56 pm
Is "awesome knot" the technical term for that knot?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GendoIkari on October 06, 2014, 12:58:10 pm
the processional march was from the Final Fantasy X soundtrack.

This was the processional march for my wedding:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6krkCVM6yY

Though it was more like this, which was arranged for a wedding:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2jxrcKAxvA
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on October 06, 2014, 01:55:25 pm
Is "awesome knot" the technical term for that knot?

It is knot.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on October 06, 2014, 03:42:36 pm
Is "awesome knot" the technical term for that knot?

It is knot.

That's unfortunate.. all that effort, all for knot.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Axxle on October 06, 2014, 03:47:00 pm
That's what I said :(

It's OK though, it's still by far the best wedding I've ever been to excluding my own.  It was my college best friend and so I'm probably somewhat biased, but the weather was incredible (crisp and cool), the ceremony was touching, we picked out nice entrance music for ourselves, and the processional march was from the Final Fantasy X soundtrack.
So he tied the knot?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on October 06, 2014, 03:48:28 pm
That's what I said :(

It's OK though, it's still by far the best wedding I've ever been to excluding my own.  It was my college best friend and so I'm probably somewhat biased, but the weather was incredible (crisp and cool), the ceremony was touching, we picked out nice entrance music for ourselves, and the processional march was from the Final Fantasy X soundtrack.
So he tied the knot?

(My previous one would have worked better here.)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GendoIkari on October 18, 2014, 11:19:22 pm
An update on my running... a few months ago I posted that I just ran a mile for the first time since I was kid. Well now I'm doing 5K at a stretch. Not fulling running the entire way; still intervals with some fast walking. Did 5K in 36:40 tonight!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Kirian on October 19, 2014, 02:23:04 pm
An update on my running... a few months ago I posted that I just ran a mile for the first time since I was kid. Well now I'm doing 5K at a stretch. Not fulling running the entire way; still intervals with some fast walking. Did 5K in 36:40 tonight!

Pretty good!  I could run under 20 in high school, but I doubt I could break an hour now...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on October 22, 2014, 12:41:07 am
An update on my running... a few months ago I posted that I just ran a mile for the first time since I was kid. Well now I'm doing 5K at a stretch. Not fulling running the entire way; still intervals with some fast walking. Did 5K in 36:40 tonight!

Isn't 5K less than a mile?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: 2.71828..... on October 22, 2014, 05:14:10 am
An update on my running... a few months ago I posted that I just ran a mile for the first time since I was kid. Well now I'm doing 5K at a stretch. Not fulling running the entire way; still intervals with some fast walking. Did 5K in 36:40 tonight!

Isn't 5K less than a mile?

It is about 3.1 miles
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on October 22, 2014, 05:25:49 am
An update on my running... a few months ago I posted that I just ran a mile for the first time since I was kid. Well now I'm doing 5K at a stretch. Not fulling running the entire way; still intervals with some fast walking. Did 5K in 36:40 tonight!

Isn't 5K less than a mile?

It is about 3.1 miles

I was making a "metric sucks" joke for cheap +1s.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: markusin on October 22, 2014, 08:25:45 am
An update on my running... a few months ago I posted that I just ran a mile for the first time since I was kid. Well now I'm doing 5K at a stretch. Not fulling running the entire way; still intervals with some fast walking. Did 5K in 36:40 tonight!

Isn't 5K less than a mile?

It is about 3.1 miles

I was making a "metric sucks" joke for cheap +1s.

I think they sound alright, based on what I've heard from them on the radio.

How's that for a cheap attempt at +1s.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on October 22, 2014, 01:16:47 pm
An update on my running... a few months ago I posted that I just ran a mile for the first time since I was kid. Well now I'm doing 5K at a stretch. Not fulling running the entire way; still intervals with some fast walking. Did 5K in 36:40 tonight!

Isn't 5K less than a mile?

It is about 3.1 miles

I was making a "metric sucks" joke for cheap +1s.

I think on a forum full of mathematicians, programmers, scientists, etc. that wouldn't be a very good joke...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: enfynet on October 22, 2014, 04:38:25 pm
I only checked this thread to see how many "brag" about playtesting the new expansion. And I left disappointed.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on October 22, 2014, 09:30:16 pm
An update on my running... a few months ago I posted that I just ran a mile for the first time since I was kid. Well now I'm doing 5K at a stretch. Not fulling running the entire way; still intervals with some fast walking. Did 5K in 36:40 tonight!

Isn't 5K less than a mile?

It is about 3.1 miles

I was making a "metric sucks" joke for cheap +1s.

I think they sound alright, based on what I've heard from them on the radio.

How's that for a cheap attempt at +1s.

Nice one.  I like Metric, actually.  Heard a song in a clothing store once.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: liopoil on October 22, 2014, 09:35:31 pm
Neither of the cheap attempts for +1s have any +1s...

I was making a "metric sucks" joke for cheap +1s.

I think on a forum full of mathematicians, programmers, scientists, etc. that wouldn't be a very good joke...
Do mathematicians care? I would think not.

this post is NOT a cheap attempt for +1s, so you are under NO OBLIGATION whatsoever to +1 this post. Not that you would be anyway.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on October 22, 2014, 09:53:32 pm
An update on my running... a few months ago I posted that I just ran a mile for the first time since I was kid. Well now I'm doing 5K at a stretch. Not fulling running the entire way; still intervals with some fast walking. Did 5K in 36:40 tonight!

Isn't 5K less than a mile?

It is about 3.1 miles

I was making a "metric sucks" joke for cheap +1s.

I think on a forum full of mathematicians, programmers, scientists, etc. that wouldn't be a very good joke...

I figured there must be a few with foot fetishes that would appreciate it.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AndrewisFTTW on October 23, 2014, 11:01:19 am
An update on my running... a few months ago I posted that I just ran a mile for the first time since I was kid. Well now I'm doing 5K at a stretch. Not fulling running the entire way; still intervals with some fast walking. Did 5K in 36:40 tonight!

Isn't 5K less than a mile?

It is about 3.1 miles

I was making a "metric sucks" joke for cheap +1s.

I think they sound alright, based on what I've heard from them on the radio.

How's that for a cheap attempt at +1s.

Nice one.  I like Metric, actually.  Heard a song in a clothing store once.

I like Metric too. Probably the only band my girlfriend introduced me to that I actually like.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on October 23, 2014, 12:06:56 pm
I realized, this is a way better place to post this:

I solved the 4d cube, by the way.  I'm the first person to ever solve that big of one.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on October 23, 2014, 12:09:38 pm
I realized, this is a way better place to post this:

I solved the 4d cube, by the way.  I'm the first person to ever solve that big of one.

I'll upvote this one, but not the other one.

What's it like being a four-dimensional being interacting with the world through three-dimensional cross sections?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on October 23, 2014, 12:16:16 pm
I realized, this is a way better place to post this:

I solved the 4d cube, by the way.  I'm the first person to ever solve that big of one.

I'll upvote this one, but not the other one.

What's it like being a four-dimensional being interacting with the world through three-dimensional cross sections?

Very flattening.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: heron on November 16, 2014, 03:34:34 am
I just got back from the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament, my team got 5th :D
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Polk5440 on November 17, 2014, 02:26:46 pm
I just got back from the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament, my team got 5th :D

5th out of 2? That's not so good....
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on November 17, 2014, 03:38:31 pm
I just got back from the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament, my team got 5th :D

5th out of 2? That's not so good....

If they managed to become 5th of 2, they did a mathematical miracle and deserve 1st place.

Edit: Typo.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on November 17, 2014, 04:48:06 pm
I just got back from the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament, my team got 5th :D

5th out of 2? That's not so good....

If they managed to become 5th of 2, they did a mathematical miracle and deserve 1st place.

Edit: Typo.

That was the problem for the tournament.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Dsell on November 17, 2014, 06:26:46 pm
I just got back from the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament, my team got 5th :D

5th out of 2? That's not so good....

If they managed to become 5th of 2, they did a mathematical miracle and deserve 1st place.

Edit: Typo.

That was the problem for the tournament.

"Your task is to place fifth in this tournament. If you fail, you will be automatically be assigned first place."
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on November 17, 2014, 07:04:01 pm
I just got back from the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament, my team got 5th :D

5th out of 2? That's not so good....

If they managed to become 5th of 2, they did a mathematical miracle and deserve 1st place.

Edit: Typo.

That was the problem for the tournament.

"Your task is to place fifth in this tournament. If you fail, you will be automatically be assigned first place."

Oh, I know this one! The answer is:

"This sentence is a lie."
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AHoppy on November 22, 2014, 01:21:59 pm
I accepted my first real job offer yesterday!  I'll be moving to Ohio this summer, which is scary but I'm also pretty excited about it.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: enfynet on November 22, 2014, 03:27:13 pm
What's so scary about Ohio? :(
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AHoppy on November 22, 2014, 03:28:59 pm
Not specifically about Ohio.  Just to a new place where I don't know anybody and I don't know a whole lot about the area
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: enfynet on November 22, 2014, 03:39:34 pm
All depending on where, there are a few fds Ohioans.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AHoppy on November 22, 2014, 03:43:31 pm
All depending on where, there are a few fds Ohioans.
I'll be in Canton. But really, I'd probably be cool driving anywhere to meet up
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on November 22, 2014, 04:17:02 pm
You will have at least one NFL football game every year, which is pretty cool for a town without an NFL team. (Yeah, I know, London now, and that place in Canada).
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on November 22, 2014, 04:33:54 pm
Not specifically about Ohio.  Just to a new place where I don't know anybody and I don't know a whole lot about the area

Nice saving throw, but we all know you said it because

(http://www.nataliedee.com/052005/ohio.jpg)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AHoppy on November 22, 2014, 04:35:36 pm
Not into football, so that doesn't mean anything to me :P

You got me pacov
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Titandrake on November 26, 2014, 05:28:32 pm
I SSed Giga Difficult on Dustforce and got the 100% achievement!

Since releasing the game, the developers have added 7 other levels that don't count for the achievement, and I've only beaten one of those...but right now I don't really care.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: liopoil on November 28, 2014, 05:32:30 pm
I just beat the world record on Cat Planet (http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-16/?action=preview&uid=1081)!

It's a pretty excellent little game. You can download it and you can probably play it through on the first try in under half an hour. I just did it in 4:24, one second faster than the old record of 4:25 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ONCLT2q5VM) and two seconds faster than my previous record.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure how many people have actually tried to speedrun this game...

I recorded the run, but it's not very high quality.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Ozle on December 01, 2014, 08:39:07 am
I grew a beard....does that count as a brag?
I hate it though.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on December 01, 2014, 06:28:24 pm
Is it a world record beard?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: qmech on December 01, 2014, 07:41:47 pm
Don't worry, it's December so you can shave it off now.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ConMan on December 01, 2014, 09:42:32 pm
Don't worry, it's December so you can shave it off now.
Apparently not. Last month was Movember, but I've heard talks that this month may be Decembeard.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on December 06, 2014, 10:35:52 am
I graduated from high school yesterday!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Hugovj on December 06, 2014, 10:49:51 am
I graduated from high school yesterday!
But.. It's almost Christmas? Doesn't every country's school year begin in the fall and end in the summer?

Congratulations! :D
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Joseph2302 on December 06, 2014, 10:54:35 am
I graduated from high school yesterday!
But.. It's almost Christmas? Doesn't every country's school year begin in the fall and end in the summer?

Congratulations! :D

No, many countries do Jan/Feb- December school years, for instance Australia (and it would appear Finland also).
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on December 06, 2014, 11:03:34 am
The school year begins in the fall/late summer and ends in the spring/early summer in Finland, but the matriculation exams are every fall and every spring and if you complete them in the fall, you graduate from high school in December. This is unusual in regular high schools, but it happens, and I studied in a high school specializing in music and art so it happens a bit more there.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Hugovj on December 06, 2014, 11:09:45 am
Ah, okay, I did not know that :)

Any idea what you want to do next in your life?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on December 06, 2014, 11:25:29 am
Any idea what you want to do next in your life?

I'm planning on studying English translation, because it would make me better at speaking both English and Finnish, I could study another language on the side which is generally very useful, translating things is super interesting, it would feel like I'm doing something useful if I'm making some books or movies or whatever available for a larger audience, I would get to spend time with the works I'm translating, and it's also a profession that would give me a lot of freedom with any potential band projects that I might have. And just in case I happen to change my mind later, having studied languages is never a waste.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on December 07, 2014, 03:57:39 pm
I got 100% on my behind-the-wheel drive test!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Lekkit on December 08, 2014, 03:28:44 am
Any idea what you want to do next in your life?

I'm planning on studying English translation, because it would make me better at speaking both English and Finnish, I could study another language on the side which is generally very useful, translating things is super interesting, it would feel like I'm doing something useful if I'm making some books or movies or whatever available for a larger audience, I would get to spend time with the works I'm translating, and it's also a profession that would give me a lot of freedom with any potential band projects that I might have. And just in case I happen to change my mind later, having studied languages is never a waste.

I don't know if there's much difference between the swedish and finnish translation market, but in Sweden, if you're a translator, you'll mainly translate instruction booklets and stuff like that.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: qmech on December 08, 2014, 04:51:30 am
I don't know if there's much difference between the swedish and finnish translation market, but in Sweden, if you're a translator, you'll mainly translate instruction booklets and stuff like that.

Just as well too, else the rest of us would feel even more lost when we get home from Ikea.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on December 08, 2014, 02:38:37 pm
Any idea what you want to do next in your life?

I'm planning on studying English translation, because it would make me better at speaking both English and Finnish, I could study another language on the side which is generally very useful, translating things is super interesting, it would feel like I'm doing something useful if I'm making some books or movies or whatever available for a larger audience, I would get to spend time with the works I'm translating, and it's also a profession that would give me a lot of freedom with any potential band projects that I might have. And just in case I happen to change my mind later, having studied languages is never a waste.

I don't know if there's much difference between the swedish and finnish translation market, but in Sweden, if you're a translator, you'll mainly translate instruction booklets and stuff like that.

I'm not entirely sure myself, but I think it also depends on the language. In any case, translating instruction booklets would still be pretty cool, I just hope that I don't have to become an interpreter.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: popsofctown on December 16, 2014, 09:44:33 am
I graduated university!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on December 16, 2014, 10:29:15 am
God, you're a young one too?

Congratulations, man.  That is outstanding, and it is good to see your name again.  Gonna stick around?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: KingZog3 on December 16, 2014, 03:19:55 pm
I graduated university!

I just started! :( although I did start two years late.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: popsofctown on December 20, 2014, 01:26:25 pm
God, you're a young one too?

Congratulations, man.  That is outstanding, and it is good to see your name again.  Gonna stick around?

Stick around here? I've been reading f.ds a little more than posting lately I guess
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AndrewisFTTW on December 20, 2014, 02:11:41 pm
God, you're a young one too?

Congratulations, man.  That is outstanding, and it is good to see your name again.  Gonna stick around?

Stick around here? I've been reading f.ds a little more than posting lately I guess

Yep.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: heron on December 22, 2014, 08:39:02 pm
I placed first in the University of Maryland High School Mathematics Competition, which means that I get a full tuition scholarship to University of Maryland, as well as $500.

More importantly, however, my friend (who got second) and I have ended Montgomery Blair High School's total dominance of the competition. It has been 15 years since my school had anybody place in the top 3, and Blair has had a student in the top 3 every year (even this year). Anyway I am pretty excited about this.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: liopoil on December 22, 2014, 08:48:48 pm
Woah - unrelated, but my school lost to Blair at the national science bowl finals. I've just started math competitions recently too, but I'm nowhere near that level, congrats. I'm just hoping for top 100 at the michigan competition.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Archetype on December 22, 2014, 09:47:21 pm
Woah - unrelated, but my school lost to Blair at the national science bowl finals. I've just started math competitions recently too, but I'm nowhere near that level, congrats. I'm just hoping for top 100 at the michigan competition.
I don't think my school does math competitions (or, at least, I haven't heard anything about it), but they sound interesting. What exactly do you do in them?
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Post by: heron on December 22, 2014, 10:12:16 pm
Woah - unrelated, but my school lost to Blair at the national science bowl finals. I've just started math competitions recently too, but I'm nowhere near that level, congrats. I'm just hoping for top 100 at the michigan competition.
I don't think my school does math competitions (or, at least, I haven't heard anything about it), but they sound interesting. What exactly do you do in them?

There is some variety, but most of the time you just sit and take a math test for a while, except the problems are way more fun than the math tests you take at school. Sometimes they are written tests and sometimes they are multiple choice or short answer. Usually the problems are based on "classical math" like algebra, geometry, combinatorics, or number theory and are designed so that all you need is cleverness to solve them, rather than knowledge of advanced calculus. Extra knowledge can never hurt though. A few competitions are a little more exciting and are live or have team rounds or other exciting things.

If you are interested in trying them, I would suggest that you ask if your school offers the AMC 12, or see if it is offered at a local university. Also you should look into the Idaho ARML (American Regions Math League) team and see if you can join it, because ARML is a lot of fun and you get to meet a lot of people who like math competitions.

You can find a lot of information and problems from past competitions at http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/.

Most of the problems posted in the maths thread could be competition problems or are competition problems.
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Post by: Archetype on December 22, 2014, 11:36:33 pm
Woah - unrelated, but my school lost to Blair at the national science bowl finals. I've just started math competitions recently too, but I'm nowhere near that level, congrats. I'm just hoping for top 100 at the michigan competition.
I don't think my school does math competitions (or, at least, I haven't heard anything about it), but they sound interesting. What exactly do you do in them?

There is some variety, but most of the time you just sit and take a math test for a while, except the problems are way more fun than the math tests you take at school. Sometimes they are written tests and sometimes they are multiple choice or short answer. Usually the problems are based on "classical math" like algebra, geometry, combinatorics, or number theory and are designed so that all you need is cleverness to solve them, rather than knowledge of advanced calculus. Extra knowledge can never hurt though. A few competitions are a little more exciting and are live or have team rounds or other exciting things.

If you are interested in trying them, I would suggest that you ask if your school offers the AMC 12, or see if it is offered at a local university. Also you should look into the Idaho ARML (American Regions Math League) team and see if you can join it, because ARML is a lot of fun and you get to meet a lot of people who like math competitions.

You can find a lot of information and problems from past competitions at http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/.

Most of the problems posted in the maths thread could be competition problems or are competition problems.
I watched a couple of the AMC videos and they're a bit over my head, but still pretty cool. I'll talk to my math teacher about the competitions when I get back to school and do a bit more digging to see if I'm math-y enough to do it. Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: qmech on December 23, 2014, 05:00:11 am
If you like mathematics then I would encourage you to give the competitions a go.  From my own experience I suspect that you will get more out of them if you know a group of people with similar interests or have somebody who can teach you some of the standard tricks for solving the problems.

But if you think mathematics research might be your future and find you aren't great at the competitions, don't let it worry you, as the skills they require are different—research is about making progress on things that people have never considered before, rather than finding a clever solution planted by the setter.  I was never very good at later rounds of the competitions, but am now a professional mathematician, and lots of the people I know who came up through the Olympiad system have now found themselves a proper job instead!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Ozle on December 23, 2014, 09:02:44 am
lol nerds
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Ozle on December 24, 2014, 07:41:18 am
Just found the treasure in the Armchair Treasure hunt!
5th team so far, quite impressed. Can relax till after Christmas now.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Elanchana on December 25, 2014, 02:53:34 pm
Check out this frickin' awesome present I just got:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10888495_10152427718741856_3273117310431743760_n.jpg?oh=89fa6cfe3b84ded88aadd08eb29c9f96&oe=5541DDE5&__gda__=1430525616_d660a0fc2d8298e149b1aa7dfca7f96b)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Ozle on December 25, 2014, 04:44:49 pm
I'd be impressed if I knew what it was...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on December 25, 2014, 04:51:35 pm
I'd be impressed if I knew what it was...

It is a studio monitoring headphone. It comes with high passive noise attenuation and a 2 year warranty. From Germany.

Now is the time to be impressed.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on December 25, 2014, 04:59:45 pm
I'd be impressed if I knew what it was...

Semi-professional headphones.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on December 25, 2014, 05:52:58 pm
Check out this frickin' awesome present I just got:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10888495_10152427718741856_3273117310431743760_n.jpg?oh=89fa6cfe3b84ded88aadd08eb29c9f96&oe=5541DDE5&__gda__=1430525616_d660a0fc2d8298e149b1aa7dfca7f96b)

You got a young woman for Christmas?  That's what I wished for!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Ozle on December 25, 2014, 06:39:19 pm
Yeah yeah, course you did Wither.... We all know it was a Lego Space Rocket with realistic flashing lights and laser sounds.

Also, am now slightly impressed by the ear phones..... Of course As much as someone who still uses the standard apple earphones that comes with an iPod can be .
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Elanchana on December 25, 2014, 07:30:43 pm
Check out this frickin' awesome present I just got:


You got a young woman for Christmas?  That's what I wished for!

Yes. You found out my secret identity. I am actually a pair of headphones.

@Ozle: What happened was I asked the salesperson at an audio gear store what he thought were the best studio headphones that didn't cost like a thousand dollars. Then I passed the exact brand name and stuff on to Santa my parents. I really can't wait to use them when I get back to my apartment... something tells me I won't be able to leave my computer.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: KingZog3 on December 26, 2014, 12:34:40 am
Check out this frickin' awesome present I just got:


You got a young woman for Christmas?  That's what I wished for!

Yes. You found out my secret identity. I am actually a pair of headphones.

@Ozle: What happened was I asked the salesperson at an audio gear store what he thought were the best studio headphones that didn't cost like a thousand dollars. Then I passed the exact brand name and stuff on to Santa my parents. I really can't wait to use them when I get back to my apartment... something tells me I won't be able to leave my computer.

A bit jealous really. I don't even have my old ear buds because they were "ungifted". Music now has to come from my CDs, which aren't portable in any convenient way. Which reminds me, I need to buy earphones before term because animating without music might kill me (although I would concentrate better and have a better quality of work. But who needs that right?)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: enfynet on December 26, 2014, 02:30:19 am
I think someone needs to play Amnesia, Slender, or Dead Space with those headphones... in a basement... at 2am... alone...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on December 26, 2014, 07:12:40 am
I think someone needs to play Amnesia, Slender, or Dead Space with those headphones... in a basement... at 2am... alone...

I've played Amnesia with my AKG K712 alone at night. I guess I can brag about it too, so it's not even off-topic!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: KingZog3 on December 26, 2014, 01:04:34 pm
I think someone needs to play Amnesia, Slender, or Dead Space with those headphones... in a basement... at 2am... alone...

I've played Amnesia with my AKG K712 alone at night. I guess I can brag about it too, so it's not even off-topic!

The new horror game The evil within is much much scarier than dead space. I can brag that I didn't get scared by dead space at all
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: enfynet on December 26, 2014, 02:28:17 pm
I think someone needs to play Amnesia, Slender, or Dead Space with those headphones... in a basement... at 2am... alone...

I've played Amnesia with my AKG K712 alone at night. I guess I can brag about it too, so it's not even off-topic!

The new horror game The evil within is much much scarier than dead space. I can brag that I didn't get scared by dead space at all
Maybe my view of Dead Space is a bit skewed. I played it in a movie theater on a 30+ foot wide screen. There were definitely some parts that seemed overwhelming.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: KingZog3 on December 26, 2014, 03:37:12 pm
I think someone needs to play Amnesia, Slender, or Dead Space with those headphones... in a basement... at 2am... alone...

I've played Amnesia with my AKG K712 alone at night. I guess I can brag about it too, so it's not even off-topic!

The new horror game The evil within is much much scarier than dead space. I can brag that I didn't get scared by dead space at all
Maybe my view of Dead Space is a bit skewed. I played it in a movie theater on a 30+ foot wide screen. There were definitely some parts that seemed overwhelming.

Some parts, like the regenerating boss, can be overwhelming. The Evil Within starves you a lot more for resources and presents a lot of situations where you need to really use things you have carefully. It adds a level of scare with the fear of running out of everything at the wrong time.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Titandrake on December 28, 2014, 05:53:44 am
Have SSed everything in Dustforce except for Yotta Difficult.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: heron on January 17, 2015, 06:42:37 pm
Woah - unrelated, but my school lost to Blair at the national science bowl finals. I've just started math competitions recently too, but I'm nowhere near that level, congrats. I'm just hoping for top 100 at the michigan competition.

Whoa, my school just lost to Blair at the Maryland science bowl finals! Like today!

We'll have to get them back at the Johns Hopkins Math Tournament.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AndrewisFTTW on January 18, 2015, 02:01:00 am
I went to Sherwood. Our football team rocks. That's all.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Flip5ide on January 18, 2015, 04:24:55 am
Got 5/5 A's last semester! At BYU-Hawaii, that warrants a 100% scholarship! (4 at 99.5% or higher, Accounting was 97%) #goals #valedictorian
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on January 18, 2015, 01:26:15 pm
Survived my second ever yoga session this morning (the first being yesterday).  That may not sound like much, but I'm old, overweight, out of shape, and generally not all that flexible.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on January 18, 2015, 05:48:16 pm
Achievement unlocked: get more VPs that a post with info on the new Dominion expansion.

(http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=8874.0;attach=2004)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: enfynet on January 21, 2015, 11:43:04 pm
Look at the clever tagline I put on this graphic! Go me!  ::)

(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/l/t1.0-9/10917851_410932905739209_8845027437372850588_n.jpg?oh=200e5e32465ef53def4edf392c1ce0cf&oe=555ECAF5)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Flip5ide on January 22, 2015, 10:30:35 pm
Look at the clever tagline I put on this graphic! Go me!  ::)

(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/l/t1.0-9/10917851_410932905739209_8845027437372850588_n.jpg?oh=200e5e32465ef53def4edf392c1ce0cf&oe=555ECAF5)

*Inserts the quote above a picture of a left-handed club*
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on January 22, 2015, 10:38:57 pm
I don't get it.. how do you know it's a left-handed club?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GeoLib on January 22, 2015, 10:53:33 pm
Look at the clever tagline I put on this graphic! Go me!  ::)

[redacted because huge]

Am I the only one who can't see this image at all? I was very confused.

Edit: Whoops. Looks like it was AdBlock
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GeoLib on January 22, 2015, 10:55:34 pm
I don't get it.. how do you know it's a left-handed club?

Well think about turning it so it would be facing down and the flat side forward. It would clearly have to be to your left.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: enfynet on January 23, 2015, 03:11:13 am
I don't get it.. how do you know it's a left-handed club?

Well think about turning it so it would be facing down and the flat side forward. It would clearly have to be to your left.
Also, because I own the right-handed version of these clubs and reversed the image then overlayed the logo to make it a left-handed version.

I also never realized facebook stored images that large.  :o
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on January 23, 2015, 05:32:46 am
Before i saw the picture i imagined it was a "Vote Republican" advertisement ;P

Oh wait, this is not the politics thread... Ignore me.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GendoIkari on January 25, 2015, 01:53:56 am
Played Dominion: Adventures today. BAM.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: XerxesPraelor on January 25, 2015, 08:31:34 am
36 on the ACT, 800/800/800 on the multiple choice of the SAT
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: theory on January 25, 2015, 08:33:53 am
36 on the ACT, 800/800/800 on the multiple choice of the SAT
Congrats :-)  A long time ago I scored 1600 on my SAT and it changed my life.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on January 25, 2015, 08:46:26 am
Donald X gave a +1 to my cheap-ass storage "solution" (http://boardgamegeek.com/article/18099154#18099154) on boardgamegeek.com.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: qmech on January 25, 2015, 10:55:45 am
Donald X gave a +1 to my cheap-ass storage "solution" (http://boardgamegeek.com/article/18099154#18099154) on boardgamegeek.com.

I was really hoping that this would be an Ikea bag with all of the original boxes piled into it.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on January 25, 2015, 11:15:19 am
Donald X gave a +1 to my cheap-ass storage "solution" (http://boardgamegeek.com/article/18099154#18099154) on boardgamegeek.com.

I was really hoping that this would be an Ikea bag with all of the original boxes piled into it.

Would have been much cooler if it was old screenshot of Isotropic...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on January 25, 2015, 11:36:24 am
36 on the ACT, 800/800/800 on the multiple choice of the SAT

That is just so awesome man.  And like theory said, it will change your life.


Edit: Post 501.  I wonder what #500 was.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on January 25, 2015, 11:47:37 am
36 on the ACT, 800/800/800 on the multiple choice of the SAT

That is just so awesome man.  And like theory said, it will change your life.


Edit: Post 501.  I wonder what #500 was.

Post 351?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on January 25, 2015, 11:51:19 am
I don't get it.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: qmech on January 25, 2015, 11:53:22 am
sudgy: SFSC has made 500 + epsilon posts.
SFSC: this thread has 350 + epsilon posts.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on January 25, 2015, 11:54:14 am
That didn't help.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on January 25, 2015, 11:57:20 am
It did help!

Basically, I thought you were talking about this thread.  I now see you were talking about your posts.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: liopoil on January 25, 2015, 12:21:11 pm
I wonder what #500 was.
It was about how something should be moved to RSP because of something about DG's avatar. But you were joking.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on January 25, 2015, 04:22:13 pm
How did you look that up?  By going to my profile page, and looking at recent posts?  I thought of that, but I didn't try it to see if it would work for me on my own posts.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on January 25, 2015, 04:23:16 pm
oh great, passing that mark moved me from witch to minion, my least favorite card.  How many posts do I need to get promoted to whatever the next card is?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on January 25, 2015, 04:39:09 pm
oh great, passing that mark moved me from witch to minion, my least favorite card.  How many posts do I need to get promoted to whatever the next card is?

Jester at 750!

I'll soon become a saboteur myself. I dread the moment.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GeoLib on January 25, 2015, 07:07:56 pm
I played Dominion: Adventures today (and yesterday). Also played my first ever game of Temporum with the unreleased expansion.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: liopoil on January 25, 2015, 07:08:41 pm
I had no idea there was an unreleased expansion for Temporum too!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jsh357 on January 25, 2015, 07:15:19 pm
I won a moral victory against werothegreat with the help of jonts26 today while playing dominion adventures.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GeoLib on January 25, 2015, 07:25:36 pm
I had no idea there was an unreleased expansion for Temporum too!

I made an expansion for Temporum, but whether or not it comes out will depend on how well the game does and stuff.


I checked first to make sure I wasn't spoiling anything.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: werothegreat on January 25, 2015, 08:06:34 pm
I won a moral victory against werothegreat with the help of jonts26 today while playing dominion adventures.

Read: I beat them while they were too busy giggling over their ridiculous engines.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on January 25, 2015, 08:30:08 pm
I want to play adventures, too  :'(
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: liopoil on January 25, 2015, 08:49:33 pm
I won a moral victory against werothegreat with the help of jonts26 today while playing dominion adventures.

Read: I beat them while they were too busy giggling over their ridiculous engines.
But you are stuck with the guilt of being immoral by disrespecting the shiny new cards by buying treasures instead.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GendoIkari on January 25, 2015, 11:30:59 pm
I had no idea there was an unreleased expansion for Temporum too!

Donald said on BGG that whether or not it gets released depends on Temporum sales. So if you haven't done so, buy Temporum!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on January 26, 2015, 08:32:40 am
I had no idea there was an unreleased expansion for Temporum too!

Donald said on BGG that whether or not it gets released depends on Temporum sales. So if you haven't done so, buy Temporum!

Hmm.  Wonder why he did an expansions instead of a spinoff.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jonts26 on January 26, 2015, 09:22:16 am
I was rated most fashionable at the DC meetup by a reliable and trustworthy expert. Not sure what he's an expert of. It's probably not fashion.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AHoppy on January 26, 2015, 09:52:23 am
I wanted to make the DC meetup but couldn't  :-\ Instead I saw penguins.  Or if you prefer, pengwengs.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jonts26 on January 26, 2015, 10:02:33 am
I wanted to make the DC meetup but couldn't  :-\ Instead I saw penguins.  Or if you prefer, pengwengs.

This is the brag board. Not the shameful acts of bertrayal against the f.ds community board.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: werothegreat on January 26, 2015, 11:20:07 am
I won a moral victory against werothegreat with the help of jonts26 today while playing dominion adventures.

Read: I beat them while they were too busy giggling over their ridiculous engines.
But you are stuck with the guilt of being immoral by disrespecting the shiny new cards by buying treasures instead.

You assume that means there aren't any new Treasures.  Which there aren't.  Or might be.  You'll see in... soon!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: liopoil on January 26, 2015, 03:18:24 pm
New treasures aren't shiny though. I'm not a big fan of most kingdom treasures. Okay, quarry and countefeit are pretty cool.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GendoIkari on January 26, 2015, 03:59:19 pm
New treasures aren't shiny though. I'm not a big fan of most kingdom treasures. Okay, quarry and countefeit are pretty cool.

Then you're going to love the new Quarryfeit card... it reduces the cost of cards while playing them twice.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: werothegreat on January 26, 2015, 04:12:25 pm
New treasures aren't shiny though. I'm not a big fan of most kingdom treasures. Okay, quarry and countefeit are pretty cool.

Then you're going to love the new Quarryfeit card... it reduces the cost of cards while playing them twice.

But it has to be an Action-Treasure, and you have to trash it.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jonts26 on January 26, 2015, 05:45:13 pm
New treasures aren't shiny though. I'm not a big fan of most kingdom treasures. Okay, quarry and countefeit are pretty cool.

Then you're going to love the new Quarryfeit card... it reduces the cost of cards while playing them twice.

But it has to be an Action-Treasure, and you have to trash it.

Not a big deal since the new set is entirely action-treasures.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on January 26, 2015, 05:52:26 pm
Tell us more!  We want more.....
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jonts26 on January 26, 2015, 06:42:26 pm
Everything has at least 4 card types. My favorite is of type action-treasure-duration-bicycle-hallmark-orson Scott.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Burning Skull on January 27, 2015, 04:37:32 pm
Hey!

I've been a metalhead since like 12 years old, me being 26 now it's quite a long time.
I've had my long hair since 14 or something. It was so cool to come into the very mosh pit and to do all the crazy stuff!

And well, nothing to brag about really, but I just cut my hair off today, for no reason. And somehow I feel really good about it!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on January 27, 2015, 04:53:31 pm
Would you say that you've got a weight off your shoulders?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: enfynet on January 27, 2015, 06:45:10 pm
Would you say that you've got a weight off your shoulders?
I'd think after 14 years he'd be feeling light headed.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on January 27, 2015, 08:48:18 pm
Is that some sort of back-handed compliment?

Oh wait, wrong thread.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Burning Skull on January 28, 2015, 02:32:42 am
Would you say that you've got a weight off your shoulders?

The weight is still there. Not sure if that ever goes away
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Ozle on January 30, 2015, 02:25:44 pm
Welcome to being grown up!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on January 30, 2015, 03:49:03 pm
Now get a job!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Burning Skull on February 03, 2015, 04:42:20 am
Now get a job!

Not sure if my Mum lets me do that.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on February 13, 2015, 01:37:22 pm
I just realized that I had the most respected post in the Best Dominion Moments 2014 thread (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=10127.msg400507#msg400507).
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jsh357 on February 13, 2015, 06:11:28 pm
Just had one of my games (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=93030498&result=1) greenlit on Steam.  Sadly, it's nowhere near complete and I'd feel odd about releasing it there early access, but in the future I may put it up there.  Nice.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Titandrake on February 14, 2015, 03:50:31 am
For a brief moment, I have the 9th fastest time in the world on a Dustforce map.

(Someone found a shortcut that lets you skip 80% of the level. I'm abusing it to get early glory before more people figure it out.)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AHoppy on February 19, 2015, 12:08:46 am
I broke 200 for the first time today in bowling!  I bowled a 208
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sitnaltax on February 19, 2015, 03:45:42 pm
On Valentine's Day, I became a father!

Here's hoping that by the time my daughter can count to 8, she'll be able to play Dominion in the bright glorious future of New Goko.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on February 19, 2015, 05:10:19 pm
Congrats!  Maybe by the time she is 8 - that might be more realistic.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: liopoil on February 19, 2015, 05:12:01 pm
How will she buy colony or platinum? And what about her engine that generates 24 coins a turn?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on February 19, 2015, 05:12:08 pm
On Valentine's Day, I became a father!

Here's hoping that by the time my daughter can count to 8, she'll be able to play Dominion in the bright glorious future of New Goko.

How is she going to track her deck if she can only count to 8?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on February 19, 2015, 05:35:33 pm
On Valentine's Day, I became a father!

Here's hoping that by the time my daughter can count to 8, she'll be able to play Dominion in the bright glorious future of New Goko.

How is she going to track her deck if she can only count to 8?

By always going for the Golden Deck.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on February 19, 2015, 05:37:25 pm
How will she buy colony or platinum?
Her mom will teach her to never pay full price.

And what about her engine that generates 24 coins a turn?
A woman doesn't need to be able to count the money she is spending to be able to spend it all (even when paying less than full price).
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on February 24, 2015, 06:35:39 pm
I'm 3.5 weeks post-op, and have now been cleared to start hitting balls again on the pickleball court.  In another 10 days, I hope to be back actually playing.  Man it felt good to get back to it (at least a little) this morning.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on March 11, 2015, 04:41:16 pm
I'm moving to Rome!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on March 12, 2015, 01:16:23 pm
I'm moving to Rome!
That is freaking awesome!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on March 12, 2015, 01:26:25 pm
I'm moving to Rome!

I'm just moving to roam.
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Post by: Ozle on March 12, 2015, 02:48:22 pm
I'm moving to Rome!

It's easy to get there...just follow any road.
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Post by: enfynet on March 12, 2015, 03:34:49 pm
I'm moving to Rome!
Need a new avatar?
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Post by: ashersky on March 12, 2015, 04:07:41 pm
I'm moving to Rome!
Need a new avatar?

Didn't say a nice part.  I'm sure I can find a shanty town in Rome, too.
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Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on March 12, 2015, 07:04:09 pm
What's the time frame Ash?
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Post by: ashersky on March 12, 2015, 08:19:54 pm
What's the time frame Ash?

August-ish.
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Post by: raerae on March 21, 2015, 11:08:19 pm
shraerae is almost official, kids.  shraeye asked a question and I said yes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckC-6bty9K0
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Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on March 22, 2015, 09:24:34 am
yeaaaaaaa!!!!!!! for shraerae.
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Post by: AHoppy on March 23, 2015, 11:46:32 am
So exciting!  I haven't seen you guys around in a while, what a way to come back :)
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Post by: Witherweaver on March 23, 2015, 11:47:54 am
Hooraerae
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Post by: GeoLib on April 04, 2015, 01:05:36 am
I won the Goldwater Scholarship!

(I figure this will be meaningful for enough people here, but if you don't know what it is and are curious: http://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/)
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Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on April 04, 2015, 07:13:51 am
I won the Goldwater Scholarship!

(I figure this will be meaningful for enough people here, but if you don't know what it is and are curious: http://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/)
That is beyond awesome man.  Are you a sophomore or a junior?  What's your major?
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Post by: Flip5ide on April 04, 2015, 08:49:17 am
I beat Mic Qsenoch with a BM+X deck when, prior to the game, he was ranked #1 and the only player a above a 7,000 pro rating.
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Post by: GeoLib on April 04, 2015, 11:23:09 am
I won the Goldwater Scholarship!

(I figure this will be meaningful for enough people here, but if you don't know what it is and are curious: http://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/)
That is beyond awesome man.  Are you a sophomore or a junior?  What's your major?

Thanks! I'm a Junior and a Chem-CS double major. I got an honorable mention last year.
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Post by: sudgy on April 12, 2015, 08:14:55 pm
I'm the Major General in the Pirates of Penzance!
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Post by: qmech on April 13, 2015, 01:20:43 pm
I'm the Major General in the Pirates of Penzance!

Glad you're very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical.
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Post by: sudgy on April 13, 2015, 07:42:47 pm
I'm the Major General in the Pirates of Penzance!

Glad you're very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical.

Yeah, everybody freaks out when they hear I understand all of the math mentioned in the song...
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Post by: GeoLib on April 13, 2015, 08:31:30 pm
I'm the Major General in the Pirates of Penzance!

Glad you're very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical.

Yeah, everybody freaks out when they hear I understand all of the math mentioned in the song...

Isn't it just the quadratic equation, binomial theorem, and Pythagorean theorem? Or are there more math verses I'm forgetting?
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Post by: liopoil on April 13, 2015, 08:46:54 pm
I'm the Major General in the Pirates of Penzance!

Glad you're very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical.

Yeah, everybody freaks out when they hear I understand all of the math mentioned in the song...

Isn't it just the quadratic equation, binomial theorem, and Pythagorean theorem? Or are there more math verses I'm forgetting?
Looked it up, there's integrals and differentials too.  Most people when they hear "binomial theorem" probably think it's much more complicated than it is too. I hadn't heard it called that until this year.
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Post by: sudgy on April 13, 2015, 09:18:42 pm
I'm very well acquainted too with matters mathematical
I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical
About binomial theorem I am teeming with a lot o' news
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse

...

I'm very good at integral and differential calculus

...

[in the second verse that's not in the movie and we aren't doing either]

In conics I can floor peculiarities parabolous
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Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on April 14, 2015, 12:11:13 pm
Well, this will seem very humble to all of you guys, but I scored 100 points for what I think is the first time in Dominion, on HF today, against Serf Bot, using base cards only.  I suppose it's possible I did it once on isotropic, but I don't remember it.
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Post by: Witherweaver on April 14, 2015, 12:14:48 pm
I've broken into the top 10 respected members of this board.  I'd like to thank Sudgy for personally contributing probably around 80% of the respect.
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Post by: sudgy on April 14, 2015, 12:21:06 pm
I've broken into the top 10 respected members of this board.  I'd like to thank Sudgy for personally contributing probably around 80% of the respect.

Here's another one! ;D
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Post by: pacovf on April 14, 2015, 12:33:25 pm
I've broken into the top 10 respected members of this board.  I'd like to thank Sudgy for personally contributing probably around 80% of the respect.

Who did you displace? Is it going to turn violent?
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Post by: Witherweaver on April 14, 2015, 12:38:09 pm
I've broken into the top 10 respected members of this board.  I'd like to thank Sudgy for personally contributing probably around 80% of the respect.

Who did you displace? Is it going to turn violent?

Hm, I don't know.  I also don't know how far ahead I am, so this is a precarious thing. 
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Post by: heron on April 14, 2015, 04:22:41 pm
I qualified for the USA Math Olympiad!

I was really stressed about this because I was really careless on the second qualifying exam, but it turns out I squeaked by anyway.
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Post by: liopoil on April 14, 2015, 04:59:39 pm
I qualified for the USA Math Olympiad!

I was really stressed about this because I was really careless on the second qualifying exam, but it turns out I squeaked by anyway.
Awesome! This is my goal next year. My index this year was 184.5 (AMC 10), and I was able to solve enough problems that if I hadn't made simple errors on any then my index would have been 216.5, which would be enough for USAJMO. However, it wouldn't be realistic to not make any silly mistakes, so the plan is to solve more problems next year!
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Post by: Witherweaver on April 14, 2015, 05:05:35 pm
I qualified for the USA Math Olympiad!

I was really stressed about this because I was really careless on the second qualifying exam, but it turns out I squeaked by anyway.
Awesome! This is my goal next year. My index this year was 184.5 (AMC 10), and I was able to solve enough problems that if I hadn't made simple errors on any then my index would have been 216.5, which would be enough for USAJMO. However, it wouldn't be realistic to not make any silly mistakes, so the plan is to solve more problems next year!

If only there were more questions involving hand probabilities and Watchtower.
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Post by: liopoil on April 14, 2015, 05:25:48 pm
I qualified for the USA Math Olympiad!

I was really stressed about this because I was really careless on the second qualifying exam, but it turns out I squeaked by anyway.
Awesome! This is my goal next year. My index this year was 184.5 (AMC 10), and I was able to solve enough problems that if I hadn't made simple errors on any then my index would have been 216.5, which would be enough for USAJMO. However, it wouldn't be realistic to not make any silly mistakes, so the plan is to solve more problems next year!

If only there were more questions involving hand probabilities and Watchtower.
Aaaand now I have a problem to think about for a while. In a deck with necropolises, watchtowers, and confusions, what is the probability that I can draw it all in terms of the number of each card?

I'm confused as to what the point of drawing it all would be, unfortunately.
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Post by: heron on April 14, 2015, 05:52:50 pm
I qualified for the USA Math Olympiad!

I was really stressed about this because I was really careless on the second qualifying exam, but it turns out I squeaked by anyway.
Awesome! This is my goal next year. My index this year was 184.5 (AMC 10), and I was able to solve enough problems that if I hadn't made simple errors on any then my index would have been 216.5, which would be enough for USAJMO. However, it wouldn't be realistic to not make any silly mistakes, so the plan is to solve more problems next year!

If only there were more questions involving hand probabilities and Watchtower.
Aaaand now I have a problem to think about for a while. In a deck with necropolises, watchtowers, and confusions, what is the probability that I can draw it all in terms of the number of each card?

I'm confused as to what the point of drawing it all would be, unfortunately.

If you have 7 confusions, the probability is 0. Now that I have done the hard part, I am sure that you can finish it off  :) .
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Post by: liopoil on April 14, 2015, 07:32:04 pm
6 confusions: The bottom card must be a confusion, and I cannot at any point have 1 action, a watchtower in hand, and non-confusion cards left in my deck, nor can I have a hand without watchtowers and cards left in my deck.

Given 0 Watchtowers, the probability is 0.
Given 1 Watchtower, I must draw the watchtower and all necropolises in my starting hand. If you choose b elements from a set of size a, the probability that it contains c specific elements is (a - c) choose (b - c) divided by a choose b.  a = 7 + n, b = 5, c = 1 + n. Now we have that 6 choose (4 - n) divided by (7 + n) choose 5 is the probability that we draw our deck with one watchtower, 6 confusions, and n necropolises.
Given 2 Watchtowers, there have to be 1 to 9 necropolises in my deck for there to be a positive probability, and well... this is not so simple. I'm not even sure what the optimal number of necros is, two? That's another interesting question. Gut says you want roughly the same number of necros as watchtowers, in general.

For 6 confusions, for the probability to be positive we have w - 1 <= n <= 5w - 1, w > 0.

Wow, this got off topic fast. I'll, uh, pass the problem back to heron now...
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Post by: GeoLib on April 14, 2015, 09:14:08 pm
I qualified for the USA Math Olympiad!

I was really stressed about this because I was really careless on the second qualifying exam, but it turns out I squeaked by anyway.
Awesome! This is my goal next year. My index this year was 184.5 (AMC 10), and I was able to solve enough problems that if I hadn't made simple errors on any then my index would have been 216.5, which would be enough for USAJMO. However, it wouldn't be realistic to not make any silly mistakes, so the plan is to solve more problems next year!

If only there were more questions involving hand probabilities and Watchtower.
Aaaand now I have a problem to think about for a while. In a deck with necropolises, watchtowers, and confusions, what is the probability that I can draw it all in terms of the number of each card?

I'm confused as to what the point of drawing it all would be, unfortunately.

If you have 7 confusions, the probability is 0. Now that I have done the hard part, I am sure that you can finish it off  :) .

The general result is left as an exercise for the reader.
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Post by: XerxesPraelor on April 15, 2015, 12:56:31 pm
I qualified for the USA Math Olympiad!

I was really stressed about this because I was really careless on the second qualifying exam, but it turns out I squeaked by anyway.
Awesome! This is my goal next year. My index this year was 184.5 (AMC 10), and I was able to solve enough problems that if I hadn't made simple errors on any then my index would have been 216.5, which would be enough for USAJMO. However, it wouldn't be realistic to not make any silly mistakes, so the plan is to solve more problems next year!

If only there were more questions involving hand probabilities and Watchtower.
Aaaand now I have a problem to think about for a while. In a deck with necropolises, watchtowers, and confusions, what is the probability that I can draw it all in terms of the number of each card?

I'm confused as to what the point of drawing it all would be, unfortunately.

If you have festival instead of Necropolis and Gold instead of confusion, how many golds is optimal in a deck with Max ten of the other cards in terms of buying points?
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Post by: Dsell on April 15, 2015, 10:42:11 pm
Wow, this got off topic fast. I'll, uh, pass the problem back to heron now...

But how do you account for the masquerade?
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Post by: heron on April 29, 2015, 07:18:34 pm
I qualified for the USA Math Olympiad!

I was really stressed about this because I was really careless on the second qualifying exam, but it turns out I squeaked by anyway.

Darn I only got like 14 points (rip IMO dream).
I really should have been able to solve all problems on day 1 (or at least 2 of them) but I did not have my wits about me and got trolled by #1 for almost 4 hours. And then I didn't have time to complex bash #2.
Then day 2 was really hard. #5 basically impossible. #6 wasn't too hard but I wasted too much time trying #5 because I thought that the test writers wouldn't make #6 way easier than #5. Darn. At least I got #4 in a half hour though.

#1 wasn't even hard, you just like apply the quadratic formula basically. I am sad now  :'(.
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Post by: Flip5ide on May 02, 2015, 07:00:51 am
How old are you who have taken this test? I'm just curious about something.
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Post by: liopoil on May 02, 2015, 08:46:29 am
How old are you who have taken this test? I'm just curious about something.
I assume he is a junior or senior in highschool.
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Post by: Witherweaver on May 02, 2015, 12:03:27 pm
I qualified for the USA Math Olympiad!

I was really stressed about this because I was really careless on the second qualifying exam, but it turns out I squeaked by anyway.

Darn I only got like 14 points (rip IMO dream).
I really should have been able to solve all problems on day 1 (or at least 2 of them) but I did not have my wits about me and got trolled by #1 for almost 4 hours. And then I didn't have time to complex bash #2.
Then day 2 was really hard. #5 basically impossible. #6 wasn't too hard but I wasted too much time trying #5 because I thought that the test writers wouldn't make #6 way easier than #5. Darn. At least I got #4 in a half hour though.

#1 wasn't even hard, you just like apply the quadratic formula basically. I am sad now  :'(.

Maths tests tend to be very simple once you make one significant insight at the beginning, and basically impossible otherwise.  What sucks about these is that if you start down the wrong path, you're generally never going to solve the problem.  But, hey, they're supposed to be tough. 

Have you taken the Putnam?
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Post by: heron on May 02, 2015, 12:38:41 pm
How old are you who have taken this test? I'm just curious about something.

I am a junior in high school / 17 years old, so I have one more year to take the olympiad, but I will never get to go to the olympiad training camp or be on the IMO team.

Maths tests tend to be very simple once you make one significant insight at the beginning, and basically impossible otherwise.  What sucks about these is that if you start down the wrong path, you're generally never going to solve the problem.  But, hey, they're supposed to be tough. 

Have you taken the Putnam?

The most annoying thing is that this wasn't really my problem on the first day. On #1, I fumbled around with mods for a little bit without going anywhere, but I figured out to use a substitution and the quadratic formula in under an hour I think. The issue was, I need to figure out when the radicand would be a perfect square, which was tricky because the radicand was a cubic polynomial. The issue was that for some reason, I thought that it didn't factor until the very end of the test, when I noticed that it had a perfect square factor, which of course made the problem much easier.

Also no, I haven't taken the Putnam, although I do use it as practice sometimes. I'll take it when I'm in college I guess.

For the curious, here are the problems: http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/community/c70921_2015_usamo
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Post by: Witherweaver on May 02, 2015, 01:06:57 pm
When I took my written qualifying exams, I plowed through Day 1 and missed only a minor amount of points (say, 2-5 of 60 or so).  On day 2, there was this conformal mapping problem (complex variables stuff), and I just did everything wrong on it because I forgot something basic (which I don't remember now).  The result was me spending almost all the time doing Problem 1 correctly, because what I was trying to do involved waaaaaay too much computation, so that I didn't have sufficient time to think about the other problems.  I ended up with like 50-60% for that day :(  I was actually lucky to have passed.


The Putnam exam is famous for having those "if you see it" type of problems.  The median score is 0 (out of 120 or so).
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Post by: AHoppy on May 16, 2015, 05:05:53 pm
I graduated from college today with my BSME!
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Post by: Witherweaver on May 16, 2015, 05:48:48 pm
Did you hop with joy?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: enfynet on May 17, 2015, 01:45:14 am
I graduated from college today with my BSME!
Congrats!  8)

...what the heck am I waiting for?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on May 20, 2015, 05:51:50 pm
So, in Pirates of Penzance, in the last song, even though it's not in the script, I have to sing down to an Eb2 and up to an F5...
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Post by: belugawhale on May 22, 2015, 12:23:32 pm
You all might be angry at me for this, but I am in the closed beta.
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Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on June 22, 2015, 10:24:59 pm
When I weighed myself on Friday, for the first time in about 40 years the first number I looked at was a "1".  I have now lost 90 pounds (41 Kg) from my lifetime high.

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Post by: gkrieg13 on June 23, 2015, 12:50:35 pm
When I weighed myself on Friday, for the first time in about 40 years the first number I looked at was a "1".  I have now lost 90 pounds (41 Kg) from my lifetime high.


That's awesome congrats!

I took the GRE yesterday and scored a 336!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: scott_pilgrim on July 08, 2015, 11:03:58 pm
I just finished clearing every level in Stretchmo (including Perilous Peak), with no help from the internet!

That game is fantastic and very difficult and anyone who likes puzzle games should give it a try.
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Post by: GeoLib on July 10, 2015, 12:01:24 am
I have been published in a peer-reviewed journal (first author as an undergrad)!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Seprix on July 10, 2015, 01:33:57 am
I just finished clearing every level in Stretchmo (including Perilous Peak), with no help from the internet!

That game is fantastic and very difficult and anyone who likes puzzle games should give it a try.

I have that game. I haven't played it much though.
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Post by: Mic Qsenoch on July 10, 2015, 12:50:12 pm
I have been published in a peer-reviewed journal (first author as an undergrad)!

If I remember correctly, it's in computational chemistry? What's the paper on?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on July 10, 2015, 10:44:08 pm
I have been published in a peer-reviewed journal (first author as an undergrad)!

If I remember correctly, it's in computational chemistry? What's the paper on?
Better yet, give us a link, if it's not behind a paywall.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on July 10, 2015, 10:44:57 pm
Hell, send me a link anyway, along with $129.95, and I'll read it.
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Post by: sudgy on July 11, 2015, 11:08:07 am
Hell, send me a link anyway, along with $129.95, and I'll read it.

Especially if it's free!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Titandrake on July 25, 2015, 05:31:49 am
I solved a Rubik's cube blindfolded for the first time.
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Post by: Witherweaver on July 25, 2015, 09:09:58 am
I solved a Rubik's cube blindfolded for the first time.

Rubik's cubes can't even see though.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Axxle on July 28, 2015, 07:41:10 am
I just solved a Rubik's cube in a single move!
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Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on July 28, 2015, 08:58:33 am
I just solved a Rubik's cube in a single move!
Pitched it in the trash?
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Post by: Burning Skull on July 28, 2015, 09:13:28 am
(http://i62.tinypic.com/j0zktu.jpg)
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Post by: Seprix on July 28, 2015, 10:10:19 am
(http://i62.tinypic.com/j0zktu.jpg)

This was too cute NOT to upvote.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Burning Skull on July 28, 2015, 10:43:14 am
This was too cute NOT to upvote.

My evil plan works.... Muahahahaha!!!

EDIT: Also, I became a Duke at that post. Combo!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Seprix on July 28, 2015, 11:36:18 am
Okay, time for some brags.

I actually have Rubik's Cube coasters. Adam Horton would be proud.

I also forgot to mention, I won a game by Amb passing a Province to my opponent.
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Post by: Witherweaver on July 28, 2015, 12:34:10 pm
Okay, time for some brags.

I actually have Rubik's Cube coasters. Adam Horton would be proud.

I also forgot to mention, I won a game by Amb passing a Province to my opponent.

There is a certain way to turn it so that the cube morphs into a disk?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Seprix on July 28, 2015, 03:02:51 pm
Okay, time for some brags.

I actually have Rubik's Cube coasters. Adam Horton would be proud.

I also forgot to mention, I won a game by Amb passing a Province to my opponent.

There is a certain way to turn it so that the cube morphs into a disk?

Nah, they're six sided coasters with 3 sides of a cube.
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Post by: ashersky on August 04, 2015, 10:19:56 pm
I set the high score on Street Hoops at Chuck E. Cheese's today.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Graystripe77 on August 06, 2015, 09:56:59 pm
I beat pro MtG player Kevin Jones in a best of 3 match.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Seprix on August 06, 2015, 10:21:50 pm
I set the high score on Street Hoops at Chuck E. Cheese's today.

So you beat a bunch of kids?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on August 06, 2015, 10:45:03 pm
I set the high score on Street Hoops at Chuck E. Cheese's today.

So you beat a bunch of kids?

I'm assuming the records are set daily by a disgruntled employee, actually.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Axxle on August 07, 2015, 04:54:48 pm
I beat pro MtG player Kevin Jones in a best of 3 match.
At what?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on August 07, 2015, 05:54:15 pm
I beat pro MtG player Kevin Jones in a best of 3 match.
At what?

Duck, duck, hand grenade.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on August 08, 2015, 11:19:45 am
I beat pro MtG player Kevin Jones in a best of 3 match.
At what?

Duck, duck, hand grenade.
I was gonna guess tennis.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: qmech on August 08, 2015, 05:37:37 pm
I beat pro MtG player Kevin Jones in a best of 3 match.
At what?

Duck, duck, hand grenade.
I was gonna guess tennis.

No, tennis would be best of 5.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on August 08, 2015, 08:27:51 pm
Well, not if it was prearranged as a best of 3.  ;)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Graystripe77 on August 08, 2015, 10:13:29 pm
I beat pro MtG player Kevin Jones in a best of 3 match.
At what?

Duck, duck, hand grenade.
I was gonna guess tennis.

No, tennis would be best of 5.

.... of magic. In which I played some super secret tech (Treasure Cruise in a GR deck) that surprised him and won me a game.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on August 08, 2015, 11:11:27 pm
I beat pro MtG player Kevin Jones in a best of 3 match.
At what?

Duck, duck, hand grenade.
I was gonna guess tennis.

No, tennis would be best of 5.

Unless they are women.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Joseph2302 on August 09, 2015, 06:33:54 am
I beat pro MtG player Kevin Jones in a best of 3 match.
At what?

Duck, duck, hand grenade.
I was gonna guess tennis.

No, tennis would be best of 5.

Unless they are women.
Or unless it isn't a Grand Slam tournament. Only the 4 Grand Slams (Australian, French, Wimbledon, US) play 5 sets.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on August 10, 2015, 03:36:30 pm
Edgecased.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: XerxesPraelor on August 11, 2015, 08:37:11 pm
I finally got on the top posts list, and the post in question had literally no words.
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Post by: Eevee on August 17, 2015, 02:24:46 pm
I just ran 15 kilometers! Whee, I'm pretty sure it was the first time I've done more than 10. I went super slow (1.39 for the 15km), but happy all the same! I think this was my 3rd time going running this year, so I was legitimately worried it might get super hard.

Background information that's somewhat relevant for this board:
We've started spicing our board game nights up by adding penalties to the loser(s) of the games. Having to run 15 kilometers was one of the punishments I've lost. We try to make the punishments things you wouldn't usually do, but that are still generally good for you, such as doing sports, having to go to yoga, having to learn to cook a new dish, something like that. We usually come up with several, and the 2nd place gets to pick one he hates doing the least, 3rd place picks next and so on until the last place is just left with whatever is in there. It's so so much fun.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SwitchedFromStarcraft on August 17, 2015, 04:08:03 pm
Note to self: Don't play board games with Eevee and his gaming circle.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on August 17, 2015, 04:10:37 pm
Note to self: Don't play board games with Eevee and his gaming circle.

Why? They sound pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: qmech on August 17, 2015, 04:54:32 pm
sudgy would have no trouble galloping 15km.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on August 17, 2015, 05:43:34 pm
sudgy would have no trouble galloping 15km.

Galloping uses up all of your energy really quickly...  I would rather just crawl or trot, or something.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: shark_bait on August 18, 2015, 12:39:41 am
I just ran 15 kilometers! Whee, I'm pretty sure it was the first time I've done more than 10. I went super slow (1.39 for the 15km), but happy all the same! I think this was my 3rd time going running this year, so I was legitimately worried it might get super hard.

Background information that's somewhat relevant for this board:
We've started spicing our board game nights up by adding penalties to the loser(s) of the games. Having to run 15 kilometers was one of the punishments I've lost. We try to make the punishments things you wouldn't usually do, but that are still generally good for you, such as doing sports, having to go to yoga, having to learn to cook a new dish, something like that. We usually come up with several, and the 2nd place gets to pick one he hates doing the least, 3rd place picks next and so on until the last place is just left with whatever is in there. It's so so much fun.

Nice work on the run!  That is a good distance for sure.  To think that some people would find motivation to lose at your game sessions with the running.  ;)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Seprix on August 18, 2015, 05:56:04 am
sudgy would have no trouble galloping 15km.

Galloping uses up all of your energy really quickly...  I would rather just crawl or trot, or something.

But you have no arms or legs.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AdamH on August 20, 2015, 06:40:14 am
Just got my 200th follower on Twitch! ;D
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: shark_bait on August 20, 2015, 07:45:30 am
I've been a lot less active here at F.DS lately for mostly personal reasons involving grad school challenges and a very lengthy and stressful job search.  I am happy to say that I just got offered a job as a scientist at a local start-up company involved in the development of Li-ion battery anode materials.  As the lone applicant with a master's degree I was able to distinguish myself from the other 100 Ph.D applicants and get offered a job after only a single phone interview and followup email! 
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Seprix on August 20, 2015, 11:07:53 am
I have a YouTube video with over 27 million views.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on August 20, 2015, 11:22:56 am
I have a YouTube video with over 27 million views.

We know.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on August 20, 2015, 02:33:29 pm
I have a YouTube video with over 27 million views.

We know.

I would be more impressed if you had 27 million youtube videos with one view each.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Burning Skull on August 21, 2015, 04:26:12 am
I have a YouTube video with over 27 million views.

We know.

I would be more impressed if you had 27 million youtube videos with one view each.

That's more like my YouTube channel after League Season #5000000 :D
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on September 01, 2015, 09:32:56 am
Can you get engaged if you can't actually marry? Because the answer to this is the same answer as the one to the question whether i got engaged yesterday. I'm still overwhelmed, happy, anxious and maybe a bit sad, because the inherent caveat reminds me of where i stand in Germany. Well, we hope for change to come soon. There's a second-class institution for us here, but let's just say that we're not that desperate.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Seprix on September 01, 2015, 10:03:07 am
Can you get engaged if you can't actually marry? Because the answer to this is the same answer as the one to the question whether i got engaged yesterday. I'm still overwhelmed, happy, anxious and maybe a bit sad, because the inherent caveat reminds me of where i stand in Germany. Well, we hope for change to come soon. There's a second-class institution for us here, but let's just say that we're not that desperate.

Are there legal benefits to getting married in Germany (like tax breaks)? Congrats by the way!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on September 01, 2015, 11:22:40 am
Can you get engaged if you can't actually marry? Because the answer to this is the same answer as the one to the question whether i got engaged yesterday. I'm still overwhelmed, happy, anxious and maybe a bit sad, because the inherent caveat reminds me of where i stand in Germany. Well, we hope for change to come soon. There's a second-class institution for us here, but let's just say that we're not that desperate.

Are there legal benefits to getting married in Germany (like tax breaks)? Congrats by the way!

Yes, there are. There isn't really a difference between actual marriage and the alternative i was talking about, though, so from a tax point of view, it would be the same. In fact, most of the differences don't really apply to me (adoption isn't something i think about), so it's mostly the "seperate but equal" thing that makes me feel i don't want it.

Either way, thank you very much :)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Geronimoo on September 01, 2015, 05:27:35 pm
Three Magic The Gathering:Origins live drafts won in a row. Each draft featured a Jace which I took when rare picking after the draft.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: theory on September 18, 2015, 03:10:53 pm
Opposing counsel wrote 29 pages of briefing trying to get in 45 pages of amicus briefs, but lost to our 4-page, 6-paragraph opposition.  Oh yeah.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: skip wooznum on October 03, 2015, 08:55:23 pm
I've been thinking about what I could possibly have to brag about and then I remembered that last year I succeeded in listing all 151 gen 1 pokémon with nothing but pen and paper after not having played for oh, who knows how long. Although it did take until the next morning to get Lickitung and Porygon .
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Burning Skull on October 23, 2015, 09:26:51 am
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2nv7ynq.png)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jsh357 on October 23, 2015, 11:10:27 am
(http://i58.tinypic.com/4hqg50.png)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jsh357 on October 23, 2015, 12:09:48 pm
You know what, I'm happy with this. Time to retire.

(http://i.imgur.com/lfW26XB.png?1)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AHoppy on October 24, 2015, 10:50:13 pm
Thanks to MF's terrible matching/ranking system, I have a winning record for the first time since I can remember
(http://i.imgur.com/2IKVYui.png)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on October 25, 2015, 06:25:47 am
Well, if the matchmaking system was perfect and the pool of players was large enough, you would have a 1:1 record all the time.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Accatitippi on October 25, 2015, 07:18:24 am
Thanks to MF's terrible matching/ranking system, I have a winning record for the first time since I can remember
(http://i.imgur.com/2IKVYui.png)

You clearly don't play enough against bots.
(http://i.imgur.com/DWojU8t.png)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GendoIkari on October 25, 2015, 11:28:15 am
Yesterday my wife and I completed the 24,000 piece puzzle that we started just under a year ago.

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/t31.0-8/12182407_10153833424295832_3623696142724429333_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on October 25, 2015, 11:53:30 am
I've always wanted to solve that puzzle, but we don't have any tables nearly big enough to hold it.  ...Did you make that table yourself, just to hold that puzzle?  That's what it looks like.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: AHoppy on October 25, 2015, 12:24:52 pm
Well, if the matchmaking system was perfect and the pool of players was large enough, you would have a 1:1 record all the time.
You'd have to have the matchmaking and the ranking system both perfect, but yeah...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GendoIkari on October 25, 2015, 01:30:15 pm
I've always wanted to solve that puzzle, but we don't have any tables nearly big enough to hold it.  ...Did you make that table yourself, just to hold that puzzle?  That's what it looks like.

Yup! A friend of mine helped me design and build it, or to be more honest, I helped him. 5 separate top sections of 3/4" MDF; 3 separate collapsible leg sections. We may use it again in the future for games or trains.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on October 28, 2015, 08:19:56 am
I've always wanted to solve that puzzle, but we don't have any tables nearly big enough to hold it.  ...Did you make that table yourself, just to hold that puzzle?  That's what it looks like.

Yup! A friend of mine helped me design and build it, or to be more honest, I helped him. 5 separate top sections of 3/4" MDF; 3 separate collapsible leg sections. We may use it again in the future for games or trains.

Where did you get that giant puzzle light above it?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: popsofctown on October 28, 2015, 10:51:08 am
Well, if the matchmaking system was perfect and the pool of players was large enough, you would have a 1:1 record all the time.
Which is not a winning record!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jonts26 on October 28, 2015, 12:03:26 pm
Well, if the matchmaking system was perfect and the pool of players was large enough, you would have a 1:1 record all the time.
Which is not a winning record!

Assuming ones true talent level is higher than the systems starting level you would expect an initial winning record as the system adjusts to your play. Thus you'd expect over many games to approach a 1:1 win rate from above.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Chris is me on October 29, 2015, 08:43:49 pm
Sometimes horrendous matchmaking has its benefits!

(http://i.imgur.com/LdwymWt.png)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GendoIkari on October 31, 2015, 12:35:07 pm
I've always wanted to solve that puzzle, but we don't have any tables nearly big enough to hold it.  ...Did you make that table yourself, just to hold that puzzle?  That's what it looks like.

Yup! A friend of mine helped me design and build it, or to be more honest, I helped him. 5 separate top sections of 3/4" MDF; 3 separate collapsible leg sections. We may use it again in the future for games or trains.

Where did you get that giant puzzle light above it?

Not sure what you mean... Are you referring to the projector screen on the wall behind it? That's a projector screen, not a light.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on October 31, 2015, 06:06:14 pm
I've always wanted to solve that puzzle, but we don't have any tables nearly big enough to hold it.  ...Did you make that table yourself, just to hold that puzzle?  That's what it looks like.

Yup! A friend of mine helped me design and build it, or to be more honest, I helped him. 5 separate top sections of 3/4" MDF; 3 separate collapsible leg sections. We may use it again in the future for games or trains.

Where did you get that giant puzzle light above it?

Not sure what you mean... Are you referring to the projector screen on the wall behind it? That's a projector screen, not a light.

Oh, gotcha.  I thought it was like the light over a dentist's chair, only made for puzzles.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Watno on November 15, 2015, 02:31:03 pm
I just qualified for the German Dominion championships
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Burning Skull on November 20, 2015, 01:21:01 pm
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2qn87b4.png)

Hail Satan!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Titandrake on December 01, 2015, 02:16:38 pm
I presented a research poster and people thought I knew what I was doing and I knew how to answer all the questions I got!

From my perspective these results are kinda garbage, but other people think differently?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: XerxesPraelor on December 02, 2015, 05:05:03 pm
I worked with a group to submit a sequence to the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. It was approved and given the "nice" label for "an exceptionally nice sequence".
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ConMan on December 02, 2015, 06:18:40 pm
I worked with a group to submit a sequence to the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. It was approved and given the "nice" label for "an exceptionally nice sequence".
Nice.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on February 05, 2016, 07:34:06 pm
I guess I don't have a ton of stuff going for me, but I guess there's something I'd like to brag about: in late February, there will be a Model United Nations at Oakland University (a smallish college in Michigan). I get to go for my impressive performance at a college Model United Nations conference back in October! I'll be representing the Holy See, and that'll be a great experience.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on February 05, 2016, 09:51:41 pm
I guess I don't have a ton of stuff going for me, but I guess there's something I'd like to brag about: in late February, there will be a Model United Nations at Oakland University (a smallish college in Michigan). I get to go for my impressive performance at a college Model United Nations conference back in October! I'll be representing the Holy See, and that'll be a great experience.

As this kind of thing isn't exactly common practice where i live (although it sounds cool), i first misunderstood this and thought you were going to some College Contest representing your actual country, the Holy Sea. It was a really weird moment and i got it only after checking your profile and reading this again.

What kind of model is this? Were you impressive because you did a good job reflecting reality or because you argued/neotiated well? And the most important question, will you be wearing a soutane?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on February 05, 2016, 10:07:25 pm
I guess I don't have a ton of stuff going for me, but I guess there's something I'd like to brag about: in late February, there will be a Model United Nations at Oakland University (a smallish college in Michigan). I get to go for my impressive performance at a college Model United Nations conference back in October! I'll be representing the Holy See, and that'll be a great experience.

As this kind of thing isn't exactly common practice where i live (although it sounds cool), i first misunderstood this and thought you were going to some College Contest representing your actual country, the Holy Sea. It was a really weird moment and i got it only after checking your profile and reading this again.

What kind of model is this? Were you impressive because you did a good job reflecting reality or because you argued/neotiated well? And the most important question, will you be wearing a soutane?
It's a group of 50 or so kids who each take on a country to portray in the same way the representative of that country would act during a UN meeting. There are different groups for different issues, my committee will be focusing on violence againsg women and preservation of cultural heritage. I'm really not sure why I got picked. I think I was a good public speaker during the conference in October and I do very well in school. Unfortunately, wearing a soutane and asking people to call me 'Archbishop' won't fly, I already checked.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: yuma on February 20, 2016, 12:37:16 am
I decided last week that I wanted to learn the names of all the countries in the world... and then once I knew their names to slowly learn about them and their cultures.

(http://i.imgur.com/COPLgwT.png)

But I couldn't remember the Dutch speaking South American country of Suriname! Never again will I forget thee! So, so close! (Tuvalu was a freebie thanks to Ozle!)

Also... I am making Vegan Cheese Fondue for a belated Valentine's Day Fondue Party on Sunday. Also I still have the isotropic online dominion bookmark. (Never let go!)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Limetime on February 20, 2016, 10:04:29 am
I decided last week that I wanted to learn the names of all the countries in the world... and then once I knew their names to slowly learn about them and their cultures.



But I couldn't remember the Dutch speaking South American country of Suriname! Never again will I forget thee! So, so close! (Tuvalu was a freebie thanks to Ozle!)

Also... I am making Vegan Cheese Fondue for a belated Valentine's Day Fondue Party on Sunday. Also I still have the isotropic online dominion bookmark. (Never let go!)
I like how you have both adblock and adblock +.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on February 20, 2016, 12:54:58 pm
I decided last week that I wanted to learn the names of all the countries in the world... and then once I knew their names to slowly learn about them and their cultures.



But I couldn't remember the Dutch speaking South American country of Suriname! Never again will I forget thee! So, so close! (Tuvalu was a freebie thanks to Ozle!)

Also... I am making Vegan Cheese Fondue for a belated Valentine's Day Fondue Party on Sunday. Also I still have the isotropic online dominion bookmark. (Never let go!)
I like how you have both adblock and adblock +.

adblock+ is for blocking adblock.  Short for adblockblock.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on February 29, 2016, 12:03:33 am
I got the 'best delegate' award in my committee at the Model UN conference I was talking about!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: dedicateddan on March 06, 2016, 10:37:15 pm
Excited to hit rank 1 on isotropic  :)


(http://i.imgur.com/3vX2Szg.png)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jsh357 on April 03, 2016, 10:31:35 am
Finally I'm ranked above Stef. #9, whoo!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: heron on April 04, 2016, 08:43:40 pm
I ranked third in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, which means I'll be one of eight students representing the United States at the international linguistics olympiad this year!

The contest is in India, so this also means I get a free weeklong trip to India this summer!

:D
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: yuma on April 04, 2016, 08:57:45 pm
Played Texas Hold 'Em for the first time this past weekend and won $35. Game isn't that hard when people decide to heavily bluff when you have Straights and 4 of a Kinds...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: XerxesPraelor on April 05, 2016, 01:19:58 am
I ranked third in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, which means I'll be one of eight students representing the United States at the international linguistics olympiad this year!

The contest is in India, so this also means I get a free weeklong trip to India this summer!

:D

Aww. I got 19th a few years ago. Now my best brag is gone.

(congrats! :))

Also, you should come study at CMU - we have great Computational Linguistics - in fact, the Language Technologies Institute is here (it's where NACLO is run from), and the CS classes are well taught and small enough you'll be able to do really well. It combines world-level professors with a classroom small enough that if you do well in the classes you can get into research very quickly. I'm a slightly-above-average student, and I got an internship at the LTI within less than a week from asking a professor.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Titandrake on April 05, 2016, 03:28:24 am
I ranked third in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, which means I'll be one of eight students representing the United States at the international linguistics olympiad this year!

The contest is in India, so this also means I get a free weeklong trip to India this summer!

:D

NACLO is something I wish I knew about in high school, because it looks like a great excuse to solve logic puzzles. Alas, that ship has sailed.

Speaking of which, Putnam results came out today...and I didn't make top 500, one of my solutions must not have been rigorous enough. Oh well.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Haddock on April 05, 2016, 11:42:59 am
Played Texas Hold 'Em for the first time this past weekend and won $35. Game isn't that hard when people decide to heavily bluff when you have Straights and 4 of a Kinds...
I don't have anything to brag about, but I happened to see this post and couldn't agree more with it.

I play Hold 'Em casually with a group of friends every once in a while, and I never fail to take them to the cleaners (okay, maybe I DO have something to brag about).  They don't seem to understand that you have to be better than they are for bluffing to work successfully on the whole - I just play the odds.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: liopoil on April 05, 2016, 01:25:43 pm
I took NACLO too, but I didn't even make the second round (barely). Definitely a lot of fun though, and that's very impressive!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on April 05, 2016, 02:08:38 pm
I ranked third in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, which means I'll be one of eight students representing the United States at the international linguistics olympiad this year!

The contest is in India, so this also means I get a free weeklong trip to India this summer!

:D

NACLO is something I wish I knew about in high school, because it looks like a great excuse to solve logic puzzles. Alas, that ship has sailed.

Speaking of which, Putnam results came out today...and I didn't make top 500, one of my solutions must not have been rigorous enough. Oh well.

If you were above the 60th percentile, you probably scored at least a point.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Titandrake on April 06, 2016, 02:32:49 am
I ranked third in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, which means I'll be one of eight students representing the United States at the international linguistics olympiad this year!

The contest is in India, so this also means I get a free weeklong trip to India this summer!

:D

NACLO is something I wish I knew about in high school, because it looks like a great excuse to solve logic puzzles. Alas, that ship has sailed.

Speaking of which, Putnam results came out today...and I didn't make top 500, one of my solutions must not have been rigorous enough. Oh well.

If you were above the 60th percentile, you probably scored at least a point.

Got 11. My guess is A1 correct, 1 point on B1 because I had the right idea, and 0 on the rest. Cutoff for top 500 was 13.

This year was a legendary 0 median year, so my score isn't that awful, but I made top 500 the last 3 years. Was hoping I could get there for all 4.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on April 06, 2016, 09:55:54 am
That's pretty good.  I think I only scored points one time I took it, and I got like less than 10.  Though I'm not even certain there.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: heron on April 06, 2016, 06:44:16 pm
I ranked third in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, which means I'll be one of eight students representing the United States at the international linguistics olympiad this year!

The contest is in India, so this also means I get a free weeklong trip to India this summer!

:D

Aww. I got 19th a few years ago. Now my best brag is gone.

(congrats! :))

Also, you should come study at CMU - we have great Computational Linguistics - in fact, the Language Technologies Institute is here (it's where NACLO is run from), and the CS classes are well taught and small enough you'll be able to do really well. It combines world-level professors with a classroom small enough that if you do well in the classes you can get into research very quickly. I'm a slightly-above-average student, and I got an internship at the LTI within less than a week from asking a professor.

I was waitlisted at CMU. Although apparently if I go on the priority waitlist, I would have a pretty good chance of getting in. It's so expensive though, especially compared to going to university of maryland for free.

But since we are talking about CMU, I might as well brag some more: CMU hosted a math contest last saturday, and I won the combinatorics round and placed second at the computer science round!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: drsteelhammer on April 17, 2016, 09:32:11 pm
Don't know where else to post this, so it might aswell go in here:

Yesterday, I placed second in the German offline Dominion Championship. I'm still a bit salty about losing the finals, since the competition wasn't too stiff. All the German Dominion overlords of f.ds who beat me up regularly weren't there. But hey, I won some (duplicate) expansions :) Any Germans around here who still need Intrigue, Seaside or Adventures?

Besides some funny plays, here is the funniest thing about the tournament: The marketing team of ASS (German publisher) decided that it is a good PR move to play with rules THAT THEY MISSPRINT instead of using the official ones. For example, you had to discard your Province to block someone elses tournament, as if Tournament wasn't strong enough. Hilarious stuff.

Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: shark_bait on July 18, 2016, 10:11:36 am
Exciting weekend news for me.  My wife and I can now be considered proud parents!

We brought home our little Napoleon last friday and have had a wonderful first weekend together. 

There's just something endearing about seeing a cute little 7 week old Vizsla puppy rolling around in the grass looking up at you with a playful expression.  :)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Seprix on July 18, 2016, 12:43:42 pm
Exciting weekend news for me.  My wife and I can now be considered proud parents!

We brought home our little Napoleon last friday and have had a wonderful first weekend together. 

There's just something endearing about seeing a cute little 7 week old Vizsla puppy rolling around in the grass looking up at you with a playful expression.  :)

Be sure to train it so it doesn't 'Waterloo' all over your carpet!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on August 13, 2016, 07:02:12 am
Since there is a place for bragging, I hit a new record of 300lbs for squat yesterday, and managed five sets of five reps to boot.  And my progressive workout increases the weight as long as I can complete five sets of five, so every workout will be a personal best as long as I can keep making them.

My big milestone goal is 315, which I can hopefully get to in another week, but I don't want to rush progress.

I didn't feel great about my form, but l still lifted it.  I do get low, but sometimes I feel an imbalance pushing up (right leg much stronger than left leg).

I was also able to do 285 deadlift, but only one rep.  I think I could have managed more, but the gym was closing and I felt like I was really rushing, which could lead to an injury.

My bench press and overhead press (standing) still suck though :/
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on August 13, 2016, 08:18:43 am
I'd like to try stronglift too, but I am super scared that I will break something important on the deadlift/squat without an experienced spotter... Are you supervised?

Congrats!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on August 13, 2016, 09:53:49 am
I'd like to try stronglift too, but I am super scared that I will break something important on the deadlift/squat without an experienced spotter... Are you supervised?

Congrats!

No.  Look up Stronglifts 5x5.  You start out at half your max (or just bar with no weights) and increase 5 lbs a workout.  So you can build up and focus on form.  It doesn't take long to build up to heavy.

I got a belt to use for greater than 275 squat/deadlift to be safe (and I've also had back issues from before).

Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on August 13, 2016, 10:15:10 am
Yes, but without supervision, how do you know whether you have proper form? Starting with lower weights only helps assuming you know what proper form is supposed to look like, otherwise you are just delaying the injury.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on August 13, 2016, 11:03:46 am
I'm currently working in my first job as a freelance storyteller for a video game. Also, my very own game (made with a friend) will be featured as a demo in a Virtual Reality showroom for a german boardgame publisher. And i'm still working on a boardgame with a friend, where we finally got to the phase of only individual card fixes and flavour changes, and are now looking for artists. And finally, there is nothing else going incredibly wrong, so i can really enjoy it.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ThetaSigma12 on August 13, 2016, 12:24:46 pm
I'm currently working in my first job as a freelance storyteller for a video game. Also, my very own game (made with a friend) will be featured as a demo in a Virtual Reality showroom for a german boardgame publisher. And i'm still working on a boardgame with a friend, where we finally got to the phase of only individual card fixes and flavour changes, and are now looking for artists. And finally, there is nothing else going incredibly wrong, so i can really enjoy it.
What's the game like?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on August 13, 2016, 12:36:47 pm
Yes, but without supervision, how do you know whether you have proper form? Starting with lower weights only helps assuming you know what proper form is supposed to look like, otherwise you are just delaying the injury.

Well, there are extensive videos, pictures, explanations that tell you how to do it.  Usually gyms have mirrors.  You can always ask people that look experienced, as well.  And you can take video of yourself.

Doing all that at low weight means you won't get hurt while learning.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on August 13, 2016, 12:38:04 pm
I'm currently working in my first job as a freelance storyteller for a video game. Also, my very own game (made with a friend) will be featured as a demo in a Virtual Reality showroom for a german boardgame publisher. And i'm still working on a boardgame with a friend, where we finally got to the phase of only individual card fixes and flavour changes, and are now looking for artists. And finally, there is nothing else going incredibly wrong, so i can really enjoy it.
What's the game like?

It's electronic Dominion, but virtual reality so it feels like you're sitting around a table and shuffling real cards
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Mic Qsenoch on August 13, 2016, 01:12:07 pm
I'm currently working in my first job as a freelance storyteller for a video game. Also, my very own game (made with a friend) will be featured as a demo in a Virtual Reality showroom for a german boardgame publisher. And i'm still working on a boardgame with a friend, where we finally got to the phase of only individual card fixes and flavour changes, and are now looking for artists. And finally, there is nothing else going incredibly wrong, so i can really enjoy it.
What's the game like?

It's electronic Dominion, but virtual reality so it feels like you're sitting around a table and shuffling real cards

http://www.templegatesgames.com/ascensionvr/
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on August 13, 2016, 02:07:58 pm
I'm currently working in my first job as a freelance storyteller for a video game. Also, my very own game (made with a friend) will be featured as a demo in a Virtual Reality showroom for a german boardgame publisher. And i'm still working on a boardgame with a friend, where we finally got to the phase of only individual card fixes and flavour changes, and are now looking for artists. And finally, there is nothing else going incredibly wrong, so i can really enjoy it.
What's the game like?

It's electronic Dominion, but virtual reality so it feels like you're sitting around a table and shuffling real cards

http://www.templegatesgames.com/ascensionvr/

I'd like to think this just makes my joke better.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on August 13, 2016, 03:52:10 pm
I'm currently working in my first job as a freelance storyteller for a video game. Also, my very own game (made with a friend) will be featured as a demo in a Virtual Reality showroom for a german boardgame publisher. And i'm still working on a boardgame with a friend, where we finally got to the phase of only individual card fixes and flavour changes, and are now looking for artists. And finally, there is nothing else going incredibly wrong, so i can really enjoy it.
What's the game like?

Which? The first i am legally bound to not talk about, sorry.
The second is a puzzle game where you save robots in a deadly factory using only one button and your brains.
The third is a euro-game about ancient gods, which i also feel i can't say too much about. It uses a novel yet easy mechanic to play cards. And no, it's not a deck builder.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on August 13, 2016, 04:29:21 pm
If i wanted to play Virtual Reality Dominion, i would launch Tabletop Simulator and put on the Oculus i borrowed, although it's not as much fun as real Dominion. It's the other way around with my game, as that one is much more fun than actually working in a deadly factory.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on August 22, 2016, 05:18:21 pm
My first tennis match us tomorrow and I'm playing three singles, which means (on paper) I'm the third best player on the team. Since I'm a freshman, it's a pretty exciting achievement!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Seprix on August 22, 2016, 05:27:21 pm
If i wanted to play Virtual Reality Dominion, i would launch Tabletop Simulator and put on the Oculus i borrowed, although it's not as much fun as real Dominion. It's the other way around with my game, as that one is much more fun than actually working in a deadly factory.

I dunno, working in a deadly factory sounds pretty fun.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on August 22, 2016, 05:28:09 pm
If i wanted to play Virtual Reality Dominion, i would launch Tabletop Simulator and put on the Oculus i borrowed, although it's not as much fun as real Dominion. It's the other way around with my game, as that one is much more fun than actually working in a deadly factory.

I dunno, working in a deadly factory sounds pretty fun.

Then buy my game when it's out, you'd like it. In fact, all of you should buy my game. Or else!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Watno on September 05, 2016, 05:41:33 am
Just handed in my Master's thesis.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: gkrieg13 on September 05, 2016, 10:46:38 am
My first tennis match us tomorrow and I'm playing three singles, which means (on paper) I'm the third best player on the team. Since I'm a freshman, it's a pretty exciting achievement!

Haha that's exactly where I started my freshman year. Then I switched to doubles because I liked it more.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on September 05, 2016, 11:28:27 am
Watno here has switched to triples already in reply #555.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: gkrieg13 on September 05, 2016, 11:35:26 am
Just handed in my Master's thesis.

Hey master watno, I have this weird rash I wanted you to take a look at.

Oh not that kind of master?  Sorry...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ThetaSigma12 on September 06, 2016, 07:35:16 pm
I finally figured out how to mcok up fan cards solely using GIMP.

Edit: I've posted 400 posts on the forum.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on September 28, 2016, 08:27:08 pm
Yesterday, I got to fire a real M72A5 LAW anti-tank rocket. Today, I got to fire an APILAS (although the APILAS was with a training rocket). For the record, extremely few people get to do either of these things during the military training in Finland, and both of these things are indescribably amazing experiences.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: schadd on September 28, 2016, 11:43:21 pm
Yesterday, I got to fire a real M72A5 LAW anti-tank rocket. Today, I got to fire an APILAS (although the APILAS was with a training rocket). For the record, extremely few people get to do either of these things during the military training in Finland, and both of these things are indescribably amazing experiences.
would you say that experience is more fun or less fun than, hypothetically, shooting memes from a memegun
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GendoIkari on December 06, 2016, 04:31:31 pm
Got a new job! My current job switched me from .Net to Java recently. And since all my experience and expertise is in .Net, I haven't been happy about it. I'll be starting next month; after some vacation time.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: LaLight on December 09, 2016, 03:35:48 am
Tomorrow will be my first Russian Irish Dance Championship! There will be like 500 people from all the country!
Who could know when I first decided to attend some other-than-work activities..
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Joseph2302 on December 09, 2016, 06:47:24 am
Got a new job! My current job switched me from .Net to Java recently. And since all my experience and expertise is in .Net, I haven't been happy about it. I'll be starting next month; after some vacation time.
Sounds good.

I'm also starting new job in January, with £7.5k payrise
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: LostPhoenix on December 09, 2016, 01:47:35 pm
Got my Private Pilot's License this summer, and yesterday I finished the road test and got my Driver's License.
So legally I couldn't drive a car but I could fly a plane.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on December 09, 2016, 01:51:45 pm
Got my Private Pilot's License this summer, and yesterday I finished the road test and got my Driver's License.
So legally I couldn't drive a car but I could fly a plane.

Could you drive a plane though?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Limetime on December 09, 2016, 01:57:19 pm
Got my Private Pilot's License this summer, and yesterday I finished the road test and got my Driver's License.
So legally I couldn't drive a car but I could fly a plane.

Could you drive a plane though?
Can you fly a car?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on December 09, 2016, 05:33:40 pm
In my first math course in college, I got 100% on every single thing!  (all homework, quizzes, and exams)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on December 09, 2016, 05:38:35 pm
In my first math course in college, I got 100% on every single thing!  (all homework, quizzes, and exams)
Neeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrddddddddddddddd (well done!)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: LaLight on December 10, 2016, 10:40:56 am
Tomorrow will be my first Russian Irish Dance Championship! There will be like 500 people from all the country!
Who could know when I first decided to attend some other-than-work activities..


Gold, two silvers and 3rd place cup. Who's the champion? :-)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on December 10, 2016, 01:25:06 pm
So update to my lifting posts, I got up to (units pounds):

squat: 355
deadlift: 315 (maybe 1 rep of 325)
bench press: 190
overhead press: 115
barbell row: 155

This was about three to four weeks ago.  I was too heavy though.  I got up to 225 pounds and decided I had to drop.  So three and a half weeks ago I started tracking my calories (never done that before), and I've lost about 15--17 pounds since then by capping my intake at ~2000.  I was really surprised it dropped so quickly.  (It's also a lot more than is generally recommended, but oh well.). I've never really restricted my diet before, just tried to not eat to unhealthily.

I've also been eating more protein for breakfast (eggs) and no cereal.  I feel a lot better throughout the day.

Edit: Oh also, like two inches off waist measurement, which is a bit better gauge then weight.  (Some weight lost is certainly muscle.  My lifts have all gone down by a bit.)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on December 11, 2016, 01:56:40 pm
That's really impressive!

How long have you been lifting? How much did you weight before you started?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on December 12, 2016, 03:18:53 pm
That's really impressive!

How long have you been lifting? How much did you weight before you started?

I've been doing squats for quite a while, over five years.  I had done deadlifts occasionally in that time frame, along with various other things, but no regular regimen.  I didn't get 'serious' about a program  until around six months ago.   (June 8 was the first day I started the new lifting program.)  Before the program I would squat up to 225 lbs (two plates on each side of the bar), and occasionally go up to ~20 lbs higher.  However, I don't think my form was very good. 

Before starting the program I weighed about 215 lbs.  A month or two after the program, my squat got up to 315 lbs, and my weight jumped up to 225.   Being that heavy made me really slow for volleyball (along with lots of ankle pain jumping and landing), so now I'm trying to cut down to as light as I can be while not losing too much strength. 

My form was better (I think; hard to judge these things), but I still could not get as low as I want to.  I have an issue with ankle flexibility, so it's basically impossible for me to do a complete 'ass-to-grass' squat.  However, if I take a wider stance, focus on keeping knees out and warm up hip flexibility, I can get fairly low, significantly below parallel.  So that's what I'm working on now; I dropped down to 275 to make sure I go absolutely to the bottom on each rep, and am working back up to 315+.

The program includes all the lifts I said before.  It's called Stronglifts 5x5, and is basically designed for beginner lifters to get them to an intermediate stage. My start -> max progression was basically:

squat: 225 -> 355
deadlift: 225 -> 315
bench press: 135 -> 190
overhead press: 65 -> 115
barbell row: (never did before) -> 155
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on December 12, 2016, 03:32:43 pm
Thanks for the detailed info! I've been trying 5x5 stronglifts too for the past 3 months, but I had barely ever done any lifting before, so I am starting from scratch. I have been tracking what I eat, and I am somewhere around 140-145 pounds, so obviously I don't expect to lift anything similar to what you do.

What I've been finding most difficult is solving my shoulder pain (from being hunched over a laptop for the past 7 years), which makes standing overhead tricky (I am doing it seated at the moment), and even forces me to be careful with the bench press. But also one of my legs is an inch or two shorter than the other, which means that squatting is by default fairly messed up for me, I am moving to single leg squats for the time being because "heavy" (for me) squats were actually downright painful.

I actually enjoy the few exercises that don't make some pre-existing condition flare up :p
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on December 12, 2016, 03:44:25 pm
Thanks for the detailed info! I've been trying 5x5 stronglifts too for the past 3 months, but I had barely ever done any lifting before, so I am starting from scratch. I have been tracking what I eat, and I am somewhere around 140-145 pounds, so obviously I don't expect to lift anything similar to what you do.

What I've been finding most difficult is solving my shoulder pain (from being hunched over a laptop for the past 7 years), which makes standing overhead tricky (I am doing it seated at the moment), and even forces me to be careful with the bench press. But also one of my legs is an inch or two shorter than the other, which means that squatting is by default fairly messed up for me, I am moving to single leg squats for the time being because "heavy" (for me) squats were actually downright painful.

I actually enjoy the few exercises that don't make some pre-existing condition flare up :p

I think definitely do standing overhead, not seated.  Standing forces you to engage your core.  I'd keep doing low weight (even if it's just the bar) and work on form.  My biggest problems are standing overhead and bench press as well.  Overhead press is awkward for me to get the right form, and bench press causes some shoulder pain unless I'm very careful.  I think in my case it's due to me swinging my right arm a lot for volleyball.  I think my upper pec is not really firing like the other muscles are, which makes the shoulder muscles (front delt) try to overcompensate.  I've been trying some isolation exercises there; I'll see if it helps.

I still need to fix my overhead press form.  I think I need to get my elbows a little more in front to create a better "platform" to start the lift from.  I also have a tendency to arch my back. This guy is pretty good about form for the basic power lifts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wol7Hko8RhY

For bench press, I've found it's very important to keep your elbows tucked in and bring the bar down towards your abdomen instead of directly to the chest.  (So a kind of diagonal path instead of vertical path.)  Also draw the shoulder blades together.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on December 12, 2016, 04:09:50 pm
The problem with standing overhead is just that I don't have the shoulder flexibility to do it properly, so I have to arch my back more than seems healthy (in the long term) to get the bar over my head. It's covered in the video, and a lot of these videos recommend shoulder dislocates, but that's not actually a good idea unless you already have pretty good shoulder mobility. In time, maybe. Right now, seated is the only one feasible for me.

I have the same problem as you for bench presses, my front delts are doing most of the work... which uh have lead to my shoulder muscles having a bit of a weird shape at the moment. I need to add something for my back deltoids after the Christmas break.

Man, when I started the porgram, I thought the hardest part would be staying motivated throughout, but turns out that it was figuring out the proper form to target the relevant muscles without hurting myself :p
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on December 12, 2016, 04:14:57 pm
Yeah, that you're tracking everything and can see progression, and also have little details to research and focus on, means that it keeps you actively engaged for a long time.  It's been six months for me, and a lot of times I'm still pretty psyched to go lift.  (Though there are definitely days where I'm really tired and really have to make myself go.)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GendoIkari on December 12, 2016, 04:48:16 pm
On Saturday I hiked all 5 peaks of Hanging Rock state park; which is 11 miles; 2,200 ft elevation change.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on December 12, 2016, 08:33:50 pm
You can also try some goblet squats.  i warm up with those and I find it helps a lot with balance and depth.  Focus on keeping knees pushed out while you're at the bottom an going up.  Should feel glute activation.

I switched one day out of three with box Squats (at a lighter weight, only up to 275) instead of regular ones.  Those are good for developing form as well.  I might suggest quite low weight box Squats and see if there is any pain, and if not gradually work up.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: liopoil on December 21, 2016, 04:51:30 pm
I got into the University of Michigan! Given that I've lived in Ann Arbor my whole life, I'd prefer to go somewhere else, but after being deferred to regular action by my top two choices a bit of good news is quite a relief.

EDIT: To clarify, I'm a high school senior going through the terrible undergraduate college admissions process.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on December 21, 2016, 05:20:57 pm
You can also try some goblet squats.  i warm up with those and I find it helps a lot with balance and depth.  Focus on keeping knees pushed out while you're at the bottom an going up.  Should feel glute activation.

I switched one day out of three with box Squats (at a lighter weight, only up to 275) instead of regular ones.  Those are good for developing form as well.  I might suggest quite low weight box Squats and see if there is any pain, and if not gradually work up.

Sorry, missed this. I am trying to stretch a bit better now (butterflies, mainly). It seems to help a bit. I will try regular squats again after the Christmas break, will see how it goes.

The pain was there even for zero weight, it just graduated from "localized uncomfortable feeling" all the way up to "piercing pain" depending on the weight. Some googling suggested that I am not stretching properly before and after the work out *shrugs*
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on December 23, 2016, 12:28:48 pm
You can also try some goblet squats.  i warm up with those and I find it helps a lot with balance and depth.  Focus on keeping knees pushed out while you're at the bottom an going up.  Should feel glute activation.

I switched one day out of three with box Squats (at a lighter weight, only up to 275) instead of regular ones.  Those are good for developing form as well.  I might suggest quite low weight box Squats and see if there is any pain, and if not gradually work up.

Sorry, missed this. I am trying to stretch a bit better now (butterflies, mainly). It seems to help a bit. I will try regular squats again after the Christmas break, will see how it goes.

The pain was there even for zero weight, it just graduated from "localized uncomfortable feeling" all the way up to "piercing pain" depending on the weight. Some googling suggested that I am not stretching properly before and after the work out *shrugs*

Squat stretching is extremely important for me.  Like I think I'd be injured without it.  When I don't warm up and stretch properly (I mean before even going to empty bar), I get pain in hip socket, lower back, knees.   Biggest things for me are:

1) Hip flexors
2) General hip mobility
3) IT band, hamstrings

First I warm up with foam roller for a few minutes.. hit IT bands, quads, hamstrings, glutes, and also right on the hip flexor (front of hip, above quad) itself.  Then I do these two:

1) Start in plank (hands and toes only touching ground), bring one foot up to the same-side hand (outside of it) and lunge into the hip socket, while keeping the other leg straight back (knee off ground).  There are a few variations here.  One is to make it dynamic, just move foot up to hand, stretch, move back, move other foot up, stretch, repeat.  Other is to hold there, and maybe move around slowly.  You can also drop the opposite knee to the ground and move the other leg through a bigger range of motion. 

2) Regular hip flexor stretch.  Start with one knee on the ground, other leg in front of you, knee bent 90 degrees with foot on ground.  In the leg that is on the ground, activate the glute and lean forward over your other knee (keep glute activated).  Should feel the stretch in the hip flexor, lean more for more stretch.  Hands can remain on the forward knee, and you can raise the arm on the side that is stretched to go deeper.  Hold for quite a while.

Also just getting in a complete depth squat with no weight, either (a) holding on to an anchor to get all the way down, or (b) holding a kettle bell/weight in front of you (i.e., goblet squat), and just holding the position (while keeping knees out). 

I also do single-leg deadlifts with a small weight (like under 40, though can probably go as low as 10 or so) in the opposite hand before doing squats.  I think this helps isolate some muscles  and works on imbalances between the legs.  Just doing the work to keep your balance there makes me feel a little stronger and more stable.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on December 23, 2016, 01:19:34 pm
Thanks! This is very useful. I am stuck with body weight exercices for the next two weeks, so it's a good time to work on stretching.

By the way, how long are your work outs? Because mine are getting longer and longer, with the extra stretching, warm up and extra rest time between sets as I increase the weight. It started at about 30 mins, but now it's more like 1h30, and it can only get longer.
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Post by: Witherweaver on December 23, 2016, 02:12:33 pm
Thanks! This is very useful. I am stuck with body weight exercices for the next two weeks, so it's a good time to work on stretching.

By the way, how long are your work outs? Because mine are getting longer and longer, with the extra stretching, warm up and extra rest time between sets as I increase the weight. It started at about 30 mins, but now it's more like 1h30, and it can only get longer.

Total time in gym is very long, almost two hours.  Because I do warmups for a long time.. like the stretching I was describing and some mobility for maybe 15 mins, then I do single-leg deadlifts/light goblet squats/jumps/jump squats to warmup, which is another 10 or 15.  Then I start squat.  Because I go heavy I take at least a couple minutes between sets, and they take some time to do.  I've deloaded squats and am working back up, so haven't failed those in a long time, but I pretty often fail to get full 5x5 on overhead press or bench presses, so that workout tends to take a while as I try to take the full 4--5 minutes after a failed set.

Also, sometimes I have to wait for squat or bench press to free up, because those are used quite a bit, and there is only a couple of each.  And depending on time/energy I do some stuff after the 5x5.. usually some isolation exercises and some extra core work (leg lifts or Russian twists or something similar).
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on December 23, 2016, 02:16:03 pm
Also, I found those hip adductor/abductor machines are good to do... helps target the sides of your legs that are maybe.. 'support' for squats but not necessarily worked hard when you do squats.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on December 27, 2016, 08:20:03 am
My band's album was nominated for Folkmetalmagazine.com's Debut Album of 2016! (it's the one called Necro-Cannibal Machinery – Misanthropy)

http://www.folkmetalmagazine.com/debut-album-2016-nominees/
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on December 31, 2016, 11:14:16 pm
Got back up to 315 squat (5x5)  today, though now I'm 20 pounds lighter than last time I squatted that.  So I guess that's progress.  I think I'm getting lower, too, though I didn't get a chance to video myself so it's hard to tell.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: SirPeebles on January 03, 2017, 08:32:42 am
I completed the black pipe stage in Mario Run
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Post by: Witherweaver on January 19, 2017, 11:22:25 am
So yesterday I was under 200 lbs body weight (specifically, 199.2) for the first time since like one summer during grad school, and other than that since before high school I think.  I started weighing myself daily and recording it, just for some stats and reference.  I try to do the same time every day (when I wake up, before eating or drinking anything) for consistency. 

Weight moves in funny ways.  There seems to be preset 'plateaus' where its flat or oscillates, then drops drastically, then plateaus again, etc.  Like I was 201.2 for three days in a row (exactly, no movement at all), then dropped 200.2, then 199.2, and today jumped back up to 201.6.  I'm guessing the jump up today was because I ate a lot more carbs yesterday than usual (not any more calories, just less fat/protein and more carb), and you need to store more water when you store carbohydrates. 

I'm trying to drop around 5--10 more.  I may post a graph when I'm done if it looks interesting. 
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: liopoil on January 24, 2017, 08:50:32 pm
Today I was named a Regeneron (formally known as Intel) Science Talent Search finalist! This means that I get to spend a week in Washington D.C. with the 39 other finalists from around the United States, among other awesome things. The competition consisted of submitting a research paper along with supplemental essays and information. My paper is also on the arXiv at https://arxiv.org/abs/1610.09774 !
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ashersky on February 03, 2017, 11:11:12 am
Today I was named a Regeneron (formally known as Intel) Science Talent Search finalist! This means that I get to spend a week in Washington D.C. with the 39 other finalists from around the United States, among other awesome things. The competition consisted of submitting a research paper along with supplemental essays and information. My paper is also on the arXiv at https://arxiv.org/abs/1610.09774 !

I love that you got in with a paper on thin sliced meat in Germany.  So yummy!
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Post by: LaLight on February 11, 2017, 07:13:30 am
2 golds out of two i categories i participated in at Moscow Irish Dance Championship!
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Post by: Asper on February 12, 2017, 03:00:31 pm
I just recently published my first ever VR video game! :D
Here's the fds-advertisement thread. (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=16975.msg677285#msg677285)
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Post by: assemble_me on February 28, 2017, 03:23:12 pm
My wife made this for my birthday. It's not a print or something, she appliqued it (in case you're wondering, the German logo on the boxes differs a bit from the from the US one)

(https://picload.org/image/rlaracpa/dominion.jpg)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: schadd on March 21, 2017, 12:53:12 pm
i broke the half as much as ww benchmark for deadlift & squat today
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: theory on March 22, 2017, 11:39:03 am
I'm going to be a father in four months!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on March 22, 2017, 11:41:26 am
i broke the half as much as ww benchmark for deadlift & squat today

Ha.  I've dropped some weight (at about 193 bodyweight now) and my lifts have gone down some.  I haven't gone above 275 deadlift, and my form starts to suffer after a rep or two.  I've also gone light on squats in favor of speed/explosion, so I only work up to 275 and then try to do fast sets (plyo-ish) of 135.  Basically, I'm trying to get more fast-twitch work than strength now.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: schadd on March 22, 2017, 12:00:31 pm
ooh, then i broke the 3/5(ww) benchmark
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pingpongsam on March 22, 2017, 05:42:54 pm
Didn't know we had some aspiring powerlifters amongst us.

I don't know that my lifts are worth bragging about.

OHP - 125lbs
Bench - 195lbs
Squat - 305lbs
Deadlift - 385lbs

Height - 5'11"
Weight - 160lbs
Age - 39
Lifting for ~2 years.

Started with SL 5x% now doing Wendler 5/3/1.

Goal is 1/2/3/4 (that is # of plates on OHP/Bench/Squat/DL) by end of this year and 1000lbs club by July next year (40th birthday).

After that I'm looking to get a sub 17 minute 5K while maintaining those lift numbers as well as body weight.

I'll probably come brag when I achieve that.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on March 22, 2017, 06:00:58 pm
I started doing 5x5 a little under a year ago; saw pretty regular gains for about 6 months, I was around:

OHP: 115
Bench: 190
Squat: 355
Deadlift: 315
Row: 155

Max bodyweight was 225 (I'm 6'1").   Around November I cut my calorie intake a ton (probably by about 50%), at which case I stopped increasing weights for 5x5, but kept doing the routine (with goal to more or less maintain weight and improve form).  I actually deloaded as well to work more on form.  A month or two ago I switched my squat workout to light-weight speed squats instead of heavy squats (also sometimes box squats, etc.).  Right now I'm at

OHP: 95
Bench: 170
Squat: Warmup to 1x5 @ 275 then 3x10 or 5x5 speed sets @135.
Deadlift: 275
Row: 135

I also start with jumps/plyo type stuff.  I actually further deloaded bench press because when I go towards my upper limit, the shoulder muscles on my right arm seem to dominate and the pec on that side isn't really getting worked correctly, and also leads to pain in my arm.

I find it weird that a lot of people can deadlift more than they squat, but for me squatting is much easier.  It could just be because I've done it a lot more, so my body is more used to the motion.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on March 22, 2017, 06:06:32 pm
The thing that bothers me/is dominating my current goals is this:

http://www.higher-faster-sports.com/verticaljumpcalculator.html

Basically you can get a rough estimate of your standing vertical (at least, what it should be) base don your strength level.  With a squat of 315 (I think I can actually do more, but I haven't in a while) and a bodyweight of 195 (I'm a bit under but it fluctuates), I should have a standing vertical of 27".  However, without an approach, I'm only at around 18", maybe a couple more, but still well below 27.  So that's what motivated my shift to plyo.

Getting to 24" standing vertical  (on sore legs, since I never really have fresh legs) would be a big achievement.
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Post by: pingpongsam on March 22, 2017, 06:15:09 pm
When my deadlift goes up so does my squat but not vice versa. Judging by my sticking point in the squat I need more leg development because I tend to pancake and good morning the last bit up on the real heavy sets (indicating a reliance on back muscles in favor of leg).

I've read front squat is a good accessory to develop a better back squat but I've never front squatted so I'm a bit wary to add it to a routine that is still betting progression.

That said, getting the first rep of a deadlift up is the toughest but I can generally bang out 8-10 reps at 90 percent of max. Squat is just the opposite for me, each successive rep feels twice as hard as the last with my 10 rep range being at 80 percent or below (which is normal). I think my anatomy is just optimized for deadlift.

My bitchiest lift is bench press. I think I am anatomically disadvantaged for it and I have to do a bench session every time I am in the gym to see any progression. I've noticed that when OHP goes up so does bench. Also bench goes up with body weight.
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Post by: pingpongsam on March 22, 2017, 06:16:08 pm
The thing that bothers me/is dominating my current goals is this:

http://www.higher-faster-sports.com/verticaljumpcalculator.html

Basically you can get a rough estimate of your standing vertical (at least, what it should be) base don your strength level.  With a squat of 315 (I think I can actually do more, but I haven't in a while) and a bodyweight of 195 (I'm a bit under but it fluctuates), I should have a standing vertical of 27".  However, without an approach, I'm only at around 18", maybe a couple more, but still well below 27.  So that's what motivated my shift to plyo.

Getting to 24" standing vertical  (on sore legs, since I never really have fresh legs) would be a big achievement.

There's a book out there called the vertical jump bible that programs just for developing a vertical.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on March 22, 2017, 06:25:16 pm
When my deadlift goes up so does my squat but not vice versa. Judging by my sticking point in the squat I need more leg development because I tend to pancake and good morning the last bit up on the real heavy sets (indicating a reliance on back muscles in favor of leg).

I've read front squat is a good accessory to develop a better back squat but I've never front squatted so I'm a bit wary to add it to a routine that is still betting progression.

That said, getting the first rep of a deadlift up is the toughest but I can generally bang out 8-10 reps at 90 percent of max. Squat is just the opposite for me, each successive rep feels twice as hard as the last with my 10 rep range being at 80 percent or below (which is normal). I think my anatomy is just optimized for deadlift.

My bitchiest lift is bench press. I think I am anatomically disadvantaged for it and I have to do a bench session every time I am in the gym to see any progression. I've noticed that when OHP goes up so does bench. Also bench goes up with body weight.

My squat-deadlift relationship is like exactly the opposite.  After the first or second deadlift (at a weight around my limit), it gets harder to maintain a neutral spine.  I have a tendency to lose leg/hamstring activation, so like my legs straighten before lifting the bar off the ground, instead of during the left.  So the finish is like a Romanian deadlift.  I get more scared about getting hurt with deadlifts.  Squats I'm more comfortable with. 

I have a ton of trouble with benches and overhead presses, I think all dealing with my shoulder.  I believe my right shoulder is shifted/rotated forward (like a hunched shoulder, but only on one side), which prevents the pectoral muscle from fully functioning.  I have to really try to keep the shoulder blade pulled back while consciously focusing on my chest at the same time.  It's tough.
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Post by: Witherweaver on March 22, 2017, 06:27:46 pm
The thing that bothers me/is dominating my current goals is this:

http://www.higher-faster-sports.com/verticaljumpcalculator.html

Basically you can get a rough estimate of your standing vertical (at least, what it should be) base don your strength level.  With a squat of 315 (I think I can actually do more, but I haven't in a while) and a bodyweight of 195 (I'm a bit under but it fluctuates), I should have a standing vertical of 27".  However, without an approach, I'm only at around 18", maybe a couple more, but still well below 27.  So that's what motivated my shift to plyo.

Getting to 24" standing vertical  (on sore legs, since I never really have fresh legs) would be a big achievement.

There's a book out there called the vertical jump bible that programs just for developing a vertical.

I've heard of it, but it's basically, do plyo and get stronger.  My strength is sufficient (since I can squat over 1.5x bodyweight); it's really the fast-twitch kind of speed that I need to work on.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pingpongsam on March 22, 2017, 06:32:36 pm
I should mention I started at 120lbs with P90x something less than 3 years ago. I was around 130lbs when I picked up Stronglifts.

I eat a shitload but track macros and eat Whole Foods so it's pretty expensive. I have no idea why Whole Foods is capitalized like that because I definitely can't afford to buy groceries there.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: schadd on March 22, 2017, 07:45:10 pm
Didn't know we had some aspiring powerlifters amongst us.
i uh wouldn't describe myself as aspiring
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Post by: pingpongsam on March 22, 2017, 08:00:22 pm
Didn't know we had some aspiring powerlifters amongst us.
i uh wouldn't describe myself as aspiring

Nice, so you just man up and own the title Powerlifter, then?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pingpongsam on March 22, 2017, 08:02:31 pm
I've thought about competing because everyone says it's huge fun but the logistics and financials are kind of prohibitive in my opinion. Before kids, no issue, but nowadays it's too much and by the time we get the kids far along enough to make it viable I'll be too old.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on March 22, 2017, 10:11:14 pm
I haven't been lifting as regularly as I would like lately. Work, relationships, other obligations and injuries are kind of doing a number on my gym time. I never completely stopped, but I am hoping to start again in earnest once the summer term rolls around and things calm down. Also, hopefully I will manage to not bust my knee again. It's really sapping all the fun out of it.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on March 22, 2017, 10:54:52 pm
Actually, I just measured and my ceilings are closer to 10' than the 9.5' I thought they were.  My standing reach is almost 8', and I can sometimes (on a good jump and if I reach) touch the ceiling with a no-approach jump (standing vertical), so I'm almost at 24" for standing vertical.  So that's better than I thought it was. 
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on March 23, 2017, 05:27:51 pm
I'm the top poster (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?action=stats)! Probably the biggest achievement of my life so far. I bet you all are super jealous.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jonts26 on June 02, 2017, 12:21:26 pm
You can all now refer to me as Professor jonts.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on June 02, 2017, 10:57:47 pm
Professor of what? That's awesome.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jonts26 on June 03, 2017, 08:28:31 am
Professor of what? That's awesome.

Mechanical Engineering
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Burning Skull on June 13, 2017, 04:18:12 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/2Bncu7f.png)

not sure if it is something to brag about though..
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GendoIkari on June 19, 2017, 01:32:42 pm
You can all now refer to me as Professor jonts.

That sounds awful, you should definitely turn down that new job opportunity.


Er, I mean, congrats!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jonts26 on June 20, 2017, 08:52:03 am
You can all now refer to me as Professor jonts.

That sounds awful, you should definitely turn down that new job opportunity.


Er, I mean, congrats!

You can always just move to PA too.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on June 21, 2017, 12:46:00 am
I'm officially a Steam developer now, as my game RoboTraps is now available over Steam. Kinda cheating actually, as VR content doesn't need to go through greenlight. But still.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on June 21, 2017, 01:53:29 pm
I have a 4.0 after my first year of college!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GendoIkari on June 21, 2017, 02:04:59 pm
I have a 4.0 after my first year of college!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6l8MFdTaPE

Had to be done.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: JW on June 21, 2017, 08:35:34 pm
I have a 4.0 after my first year of college!

4.0 or 4.00? I wanted to be able to round my college grades up to 4.0 from, say, 3.96, but never had the grades to pull it off.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: liopoil on June 21, 2017, 10:26:38 pm
I have a 4.0 after my first year of college!

4.0 or 4.00? I wanted to be able to round my college grades up to 4.0 from, say, 3.96, but never had the grades to pull it off.
oooo can I say my gpa is "4." then?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on June 21, 2017, 10:44:23 pm
I have a 4.0 after my first year of college!

4.0 or 4.00? I wanted to be able to round my college grades up to 4.0 from, say, 3.96, but never had the grades to pull it off.

4.0000...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Tables on July 03, 2017, 03:28:54 pm
At Alton Towers, there's one of those laser shooting rides. Before getting on one time I asked what the high score they knew of was. Got told by the assistant she'd seen a 120K once. I proceeded to score 141K.

But the picture I tried to take didn't come out, and the scores aren't recorded or anything anywhere, so I'll never be able to verify it :(.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Limetime on September 02, 2017, 04:05:52 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/2Bncu7f.png)

not sure if it is something to brag about though..
Only playing mid-50s
NoOb
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: theory on September 05, 2017, 03:58:34 pm
I'm going to be a father in four months!
Bumping this to say, I became a father two months ago!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Cuzz on September 05, 2017, 04:19:44 pm
I'm going to be a father in four months!
Bumping this to say, I became a father two months ago!

And how is the little conjecture?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pingpongsam on September 05, 2017, 05:26:27 pm
I'm going to be a father in four months!
Bumping this to say, I became a father two months ago!

Welcome to the club, it's get better slowly.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ghost_of_jonts on September 05, 2017, 05:42:32 pm
I'm going to be a father in four months!
Bumping this to say, I became a father two months ago!

And how is the little conjecture?

If it was twins could we call them a di-lemma?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on September 06, 2017, 10:36:59 am
I'm going to be a father in four months!
Bumping this to say, I became a father two months ago!

And how is the little conjecture?

Pretty sure it should be a Corollary...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Cuzz on September 07, 2017, 11:35:12 am
I'm going to be a father in four months!
Bumping this to say, I became a father two months ago!

And how is the little conjecture?

Pretty sure it should be a Corollary...

But his name isn't theorem...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Titandrake on September 11, 2017, 04:39:21 am
My respect:post ratio is finally higher than 1:1.

Oh, also a paper I was 2nd author on got accepted to the conference we submitted it to, but clearly the first one is a bigger accomplishment.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ThetaSigma12 on September 28, 2017, 09:44:20 am
I went skeet shooting and shot 41/45 clays! A new personal best.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on October 01, 2017, 01:16:05 am
I literally ate a million pickles!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: LaLight on October 04, 2017, 02:02:31 am
Got 8.0 for IELTS without any preparation!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: schadd on October 04, 2017, 03:31:44 am
without any preparation!
uh have you checked your sig recently
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: LaLight on October 04, 2017, 03:39:10 am
without any preparation!
uh have you checked your sig recently

ah right, I don't need to play Mafia any more. see ya guys
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Seprix on October 04, 2017, 11:58:10 pm
Got my first girlfriend a couple of days ago. Ironically this happened when I cared the least about finding one. Funny how that works.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: crax on October 05, 2017, 01:17:42 pm
Got my first girlfriend a couple of days ago. Ironically this happened when I cared the least about finding one. Funny how that works.

that probably means the attraction is truer ! congrats
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Roadrunner7671 on October 05, 2017, 04:47:45 pm
I came in first place in my division in the tennis tournament my school went to today, and our school took second place!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on October 30, 2017, 01:58:26 pm
I came in first place in my division in the tennis tournament my school went to today, and our school took second place!

Next step: Eschaton.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: theory on October 30, 2017, 02:45:05 pm
I came in first place in my division in the tennis tournament my school went to today, and our school took second place!
Congrats!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on October 30, 2017, 04:17:15 pm
I have always realized that Squire is the guy on the right and that there is a horse in the art.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on October 30, 2017, 04:20:12 pm
I have always realized that Squire is the guy on the right and that there is a horse in the art.

Wrong thread?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on October 30, 2017, 04:25:28 pm
I have always realized that Squire is the guy on the right and that there is a horse in the art.

Wrong thread?

No, correct thread. I didn't want to brag about it in Random Stuff III.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on October 30, 2017, 04:25:36 pm
I have always realized that Squire is the guy on the right and that there is a horse in the art.

I have always realized that Squire is the guy on the right and that there is a horse in the art and that there's a knight on the horse and that the squire is giving the knight their lance.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on October 30, 2017, 04:37:57 pm
I have always realized that Squire is the guy on the right and that there is a horse in the art.

I have always realized that Squire is the guy on the right and that there is a horse in the art and that there's a knight on the horse and that the squire is giving the knight their lance.

Even before you saw the card?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: dedicateddan on November 18, 2017, 03:49:39 pm
My flair is now "2017 Dominion Online Champion" :)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: schadd on November 19, 2017, 02:31:52 pm
My flair is now "2017 Dominion Online Champion" :)
wow spoilers
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on November 21, 2017, 07:36:04 am
I've been accepted to a VR convention in Hanover, with my travel and stay being paid for, and now I'm developing imposter syndrome thinking I couldn't possibly be good enough for that. Help!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: pacovf on November 21, 2017, 08:39:33 am
I've been accepted to a VR convention in Hanover, with my travel and stay being paid for, and now I'm developing imposter syndrome thinking I couldn't possibly be good enough for that. Help!

The other people are just as scared, because you believe they are better than they really are. Accept the fear of failure, do your best, use the opportunities given to you, and don’t bother thinking about what “real” developers are supposed to look like: you are one.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on November 21, 2017, 12:11:43 pm
I've been accepted to a VR convention in Hanover, with my travel and stay being paid for, and now I'm developing imposter syndrome thinking I couldn't possibly be good enough for that. Help!

The other people are just as scared, because you believe they are better than they really are. Accept the fear of failure, do your best, use the opportunities given to you, and don’t bother thinking about what “real” developers are supposed to look like: you are one.

Thanks, that helped  :)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Tables on November 21, 2017, 05:25:48 pm
Nothing big compared to most people around here, but I now officially own a car, all taxed and paid for. It feels kinda surreal, even though I got my license 8 months ago. Sadly it gets dark at like 4:30pm at the moment, and it's been raining recently, so I might put off going for a proper drive until the weekend... but I did drive it home alone from a friend's house in the dark and rain, so there's that.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ConMan on November 21, 2017, 06:17:16 pm
Nothing big compared to most people around here, but I now officially own a car, all taxed and paid for. It feels kinda surreal, even though I got my license 8 months ago. Sadly it gets dark at like 4:30pm at the moment, and it's been raining recently, so I might put off going for a proper drive until the weekend... but I did drive it home alone from a friend's house in the dark and rain, so there's that.
By comparison, I got my provisional driver's licence just over a month ago, despite owning a car for over a year, and I still feel slightly terrified every time I drive on my own.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on November 28, 2017, 09:18:40 am
I have 10k respect.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: sudgy on November 28, 2017, 11:32:59 am
I have 10k respect.

*Quickly unvotes several Awaclus posts*
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on November 28, 2017, 02:18:46 pm
I have 10k respect.

*Quickly unvotes several Awaclus posts*

Then I can become the top post voter!

All according to plan.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on November 30, 2017, 12:13:15 am
As a follow-up on my last post here, the weekend over in Hannover went rather nicely. We actually won 1K for the team and tickets to Cebit fair. Yay  ;D
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: assemble_me on December 01, 2017, 10:24:09 am
Baby No. 2 is on its way :)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Mic Qsenoch on December 01, 2017, 11:38:09 am
Baby No. 2 is on its way :)

I'm not sure my recordings can handle the increased background noise.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: assemble_me on December 02, 2017, 05:04:30 am
The daughter is talking quite a bit already. She could provide great advice now ;)

Baby No. 2 is on its way :)

I'm not sure my recordings can handle the increased background noise.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jonts26 on December 02, 2017, 10:52:45 pm
Hit level 60. It's been a good couple of weeks.

(https://i.imgur.com/ilIOObR.png)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ConMan on December 03, 2017, 07:36:54 pm
The daughter is talking quite a bit already. She could provide great advice now ;)
Just teach her to say "It depends on the board".
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on December 19, 2017, 09:22:50 am
I have 10k posts!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: shark_bait on December 19, 2017, 09:37:41 am
My wife just successfully defended her Ph.D. so now we have a Doctor and a Master in the house.  :)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on December 19, 2017, 09:50:45 am
My wife just successfully defended her Ph.D. so now we have a Doctor and a Master in the house.  :)

That's convenient, you can just overpay her whenever you need to get rid of stuff.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jonts26 on December 19, 2017, 10:33:50 am
My wife just successfully defended her Ph.D. so now we have a Doctor and a Master in the house.  :)

That's convenient, you can just overpay her whenever you need to get rid of stuff.

No, she's a Ph.D., not a real Doctor.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Rabid on December 20, 2017, 05:20:13 pm
I'm the Champions belt holder :)
http://dominion.lauxnet.com/champions_belt/
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: theory on December 20, 2017, 05:32:56 pm
The hell happened there between Ethaboub and mstefek?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: markusin on December 21, 2017, 09:21:12 am
The hell happened there between Ethaboub and mstefek?

Clearly a glitch/bug of some sort, given the same game number each time and having the wrong format in the entry(duplicates have the game number in the date column and '?' in the game number column).
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: crax on January 15, 2018, 03:45:25 pm
My wife just successfully defended her Ph.D. so now we have a Doctor and a Master in the house.  :)

I read this partly as a doctor who joke, was that intended? though I also read defended as deleted the first time

anyway, congrats to your wife, and great job to both of you!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on January 16, 2018, 11:22:39 am
My wife just successfully defended her Ph.D. so now we have a Doctor and a Master in the house.  :)

That's convenient, you can just overpay her whenever you need to get rid of stuff.

No, she's a Ph.D., not a real Doctor.

I think that's backwards ~
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on January 16, 2018, 11:27:18 am
My wife just successfully defended her Ph.D. so now we have a Doctor and a Master in the house.  :)

That's convenient, you can just overpay her whenever you need to get rid of stuff.

No, she's a Ph.D., not a real Doctor.

I think that's backwards ~

She's a real Doctor, not a Ph.D.?
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Limetime on January 16, 2018, 03:32:31 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/VFZ6sof.png)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ThetaSigma12 on February 08, 2018, 04:54:19 pm
I now have a 1-1 Post to Respect ratio.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on February 08, 2018, 11:50:27 pm
I got a job at a games company, earn good money and today my work will largely consist of using a water slide!

Catch: I have a cold, barely slept and I'm not sure how I feel about my collegues seeing me in bathing clothes.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jsh357 on February 09, 2018, 10:13:30 am
I wrote an article and got the thread locked.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Tables on February 20, 2018, 06:19:55 pm
For what feels like the first time in forever, I'm in a relationship! Here's to hoping it lasts.

Also, according to my profile, I turn 10 this year. I'm pretty sure that's not correct, but I'm rather amused that several years ago I must have set myself to be like 1 or 2 years old on here and the system was just like "¯\_(ツ)_/¯ sounds legit"
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ipofanes on February 21, 2018, 07:56:47 am
For what feels like the first time in forever, I'm in a relationship! Here's to hoping it lasts.

Here's to you! And hoping it feels less surreal than owning a car.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Watno on February 21, 2018, 12:47:08 pm
Congratulations, I hope you enjoy your Birthday!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Asper on February 22, 2018, 07:48:10 pm
I just hope your girlfriend doesn't get in trouble for dating a minor.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mcmcsalot on March 01, 2018, 09:12:04 pm
For what feels like the first time in forever, I'm in a relationship! Here's to hoping it lasts.

Congratulations! Always remember you get out what you put in, a relationship is whatever you need and want it to be :)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on March 26, 2018, 10:07:26 am
So.. I'm moving to Tokyo~
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Chappy7 on March 26, 2018, 11:10:22 am
My wife is pregnant!
I'm only 22, and this whole dad thing scares me, but I'm excited.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Awaclus on March 26, 2018, 12:28:44 pm
I'm only 22, and this whole dad thing scares me

I'm also 22, but my dad hasn't scared me in a very long time.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Chappy7 on March 26, 2018, 05:56:22 pm
I'm only 22, and this whole dad thing scares me

I'm also 22, but my dad hasn't scared me in a very long time.

Lucky...
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Witherweaver on April 04, 2018, 06:08:18 pm
So.. I'm moving to Tokyo~

I now live in Tokyo :)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: dedicateddan on April 13, 2018, 05:21:59 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/VGhnbqQ.png)
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: teamlyle on April 17, 2018, 01:25:29 pm
Finally broke my 11-game losing streak :D
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: GendoIkari on April 23, 2018, 02:20:11 pm
My wife is pregnant!!!!   :D
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Donald X. on April 23, 2018, 06:22:28 pm
My wife is pregnant!!!!   :D
This works the other way too. She got her period!!!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Cuzz on April 23, 2018, 09:55:59 pm
My wife is pregnant!!!!   :D
This works the other way too. She got her period!!!

That’s kind of a weird thing to say.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Seprix on April 24, 2018, 01:41:24 am
My wife is pregnant!!!!   :D
This works the other way too. She got her period!!!

...I don't get it.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Titandrake on April 24, 2018, 02:34:28 am
My wife is pregnant!!!!   :D
This works the other way too. She got her period!!!

...I don't get it.

Think about reasons why someone might miss their period.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: jonts26 on April 24, 2018, 09:59:20 am
My wife is pregnant!!!!   :D
This works the other way too. She got her period!!!

...I don't get it.

Think about reasons why someone might miss their period.

I'm not sure why anyone would miss their period. My understanding is they are pretty awful.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Seprix on April 24, 2018, 12:43:35 pm
I'm not sure why anyone would miss their period. My understanding is they are pretty awful.

I never miss periods. Writing is very important to me!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Cuzz on April 24, 2018, 01:09:27 pm
Maybe we could just congratulate GendoIkari on his upcoming fatherhood instead of whatever the hell else is going on here.

Congrats, Gendo!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: Jfrisch on April 24, 2018, 11:02:29 pm
Ranked <10 for first time on ShIT.
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: mcmcsalot on April 25, 2018, 10:07:46 am
I bought a house!
Title: Re: Brag Board
Post by: ThetaSigma12 on April 25, 2018, 10:38:08 am
I bought a house!

This works the other way too. The house got a resident!!!!
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Post by: LaLight on May 21, 2018, 06:28:04 am
LaLight got engaged!

sooooo some really crazy stuff has happened in my life lately, but the fact stays the fact: I got married but not on a girl the post above was about. Still, I got married and I am happy as hell, feeling like living in a sitcom.
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Post by: Witherweaver on May 21, 2018, 08:05:32 am
LaLight got engaged!

sooooo some really crazy stuff has happened in my life lately, but the fact stays the fact: I got married but not on a girl the post above was about. Still, I got married and I am happy as hell, feeling like living in a sitcom.

Not everyone is keen to be the carpet in the ceremony.
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Post by: Drab Emordnilap on June 23, 2018, 10:22:23 am
My new game is finally announced! And it has a release date!

http://www.dicetowernews.com/idw-to-release-board-game-based-on-arcade-game-joust/51065
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Post by: sudgy on June 23, 2018, 09:38:24 pm
I finished my second year of college with an overall 4.0!
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Post by: Asper on June 24, 2018, 06:50:59 am
My new game is finally announced! And it has a release date!

http://www.dicetowernews.com/idw-to-release-board-game-based-on-arcade-game-joust/51065

Neat!
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Post by: Awaclus on June 24, 2018, 12:03:00 pm
I have a binary respect count.
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Post by: assemble_me on June 29, 2018, 03:14:33 pm
daughter no 2 joined the party  :)