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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: August 08, 2018, 12:57:21 pm »
I actually did try to push over the bookshelf, and it didn't work. I must have used the wrong verb. I didn't try using the chair, though.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: August 08, 2018, 11:09:35 am »
I'd like to know what you can do about the thin and fat yeti. the fact that they're thin and fat has to mean something, but I couldn't think of a way to use it. On the third try I went into another room and waited a while, then one of them was gone and I had to use only one shot instead of two, but I'm assuming there's a better way.

Also about the boss, what non-shooting thing can you do besides using the coffee?

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: August 08, 2018, 03:17:17 am »
guah I made it on the third try with zero shots left  :'(

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: August 07, 2018, 03:59:22 pm »
http://iplayif.com/?story=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ifarchive.org%2Fif-archive%2Fgames%2Fzcode%2FAOTYRZ.z5

from the same guy who made the awesome trans-dimensional brainchip webcoming

I seem to be bad at this. I think most of the time there was something creative you ought to do and I didn't find it.

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: August 03, 2018, 10:39:24 am »
I use English subs. Dubs are horrible.

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: July 26, 2018, 03:27:31 pm »
Who agrees with me that Walter Jr is awful? After having tried explicitly to figure out what his character is I still have no idea. I don't think he has one.

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: July 26, 2018, 03:50:23 am »
Being one of the people who thinks it's pretty good, I'd say that the characters actually all seem like decent people to me. It's sort of supposed to be good because it creates a situation where decent, even fairly normal, people are driven to progressively more extreme things, and because it portrays this in a very believable, realistic way rather than being cliché or exaggerated. I think both of those claims are pretty accurate.

I know the experience of trying to watch something critically acclaimed and thinking everyone's an idiot, though. I certainly don't think that if you only watch a bit more, you'll suddenly start liking it. Not gonna happen.

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: June 25, 2018, 07:48:10 am »
WHY ARE WE NOT DISCUSSING WESTWORLD?

cause it's not on netflix. (or at least not on the german netflix.)

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: June 05, 2018, 05:08:48 pm »
Also I think I like things better if they come in lots of installments like GoT. You were the one who convinced me I should give that a try, so now I'm looking for a recommendation that's at least as good :-P

Well, let me know if you find something, because I've certainly never seen any show as good as first 5 seasons of GoT. The four or so shows that I think come somewhat close are all things that I don't think you'd like, including Black Mirror. But Black mirror episodes are standalone, so you can just view s03e06 as a 70 minute long movie without bothering with the rest.

I don't think Black Mirror is generally trying to have a message. I think it's mostly depicting possible futures and then sets a plausible story in them.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: June 05, 2018, 03:34:04 am »
Does that mean they got rid of the thing where it automatically skips the intro? Because for some shows it automatically does (or did) skip the intro whenever you watch more than one episode at a time.

No, it still does that

Netflix will take over the world with the skip intro button. It's now a better product than having an entire show on the harddrive.

What's worth watching on Netflix these days?

for you ... uh ... s03e06 of black mirror if you haven't seen it. maaaybe the series of unfortunate events or jessica jones.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: June 04, 2018, 01:56:11 pm »
Netflix will take over the world with the skip intro button. It's now a better product than having an entire show on the harddrive.

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: May 31, 2018, 02:34:00 pm »
On a more positive note, I watched Re:Mind... most of it twice. Really fun show, weird in a good way. It definitely exceeded my expectations after the first episode.

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: May 29, 2018, 08:58:42 am »
I didn't think the first episode passed the 'worth watching' threshold either, though. I was hanging in until the end of ep01 but then the reveal was certainly underwhelming. Actually it was pretty stupid.

It that the one with the taxi driver? I smelled that from miles away.

ye. seems like you're smarter than Sherlock!

By reveal I meant more how the guy kills others which turned out to be just blind wifom. Anyone could have 50% against him by simulating a coinflip somehow.

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: May 26, 2018, 03:05:04 pm »
I didn't think the first episode passed the 'worth watching' threshold either, though. I was hanging in until the end of ep01 but then the reveal was certainly underwhelming. Actually it was pretty stupid.

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: May 26, 2018, 02:19:21 pm »
To be fair, I thought some of the deductions were kinda clever in episode one, like the suitcase, and there was no big puzzle solved off-screen. But I'm quite willing to believe that this gets worse later... many mediocre shows tend to get more lazy about character traits as they go on.

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: May 26, 2018, 11:30:51 am »
I watched the first episode of Sherlock (for the first time), and there's a really obvious comparison here between Sherlock on the one hand and L from Death Note on the other. And it's a beautiful illustration because one show does everything right and the other does everything wrong. Sherlock is clearly designed to be way more OP than L, his deduction skills are just far past the scale – but in every other respect, he's a total idiot, who makes fairly obvious mistakes and whom anyone could just walk up to and shoot if ever he became a serious problem. L on the other hand never does any one particular thing which seems superhuman, but he consistently, reliably makes good decisions and accurate deductions.

Like, one show is what happens if someone who isn't that smart herself tries to write a highly intelligent detective, and the other is what happens if someone who actually is smart tries the same thing. And this is like a recurring problem, too. Whenever people try to write characters far smarter than themselves, they just end up being super good at that one thing but it doesn't transfer into general decisionmaking. It's like a caricature of what intelligence is.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: May 22, 2018, 05:09:52 am »
http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html

You can try to draw symbols. Fun!

When I drew the deadly hollow symbol from harry potter, one of the results I got was the interrobang. When I tried to draw the interrobang, I didn't get the interrobang anymore :'(

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: May 20, 2018, 02:04:18 pm »
I confess to only reading a few lines and concluding it was what I meant. What you said, then, sizes of 5-40

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: May 20, 2018, 01:46:29 pm »
I've only ever heard tutor used for one-on-one teaching.

I'm using "tutorial" in this sense: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutorial_system -- as I mentioned to silver, it really depends what he means by "tutorial" :-)

That's exactly what I meant! Which is also what Watno said.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: May 19, 2018, 03:19:49 pm »
What have we done...

Thanks for posting this. Otherwise I'd have missed out on a lot of funny posts.

Totally unrelated – what is the common English term for the person doing a lecture or tutorial at a university that works in both cases? That person isn't always a professor. Lecturer?

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: May 05, 2018, 07:44:40 am »

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: April 18, 2018, 09:42:32 am »
I think people just dramatically underestimate how long 30 seconds actually is.

This is super prevalent in writing. Even high prestige books commit this fallacy fairly often. For example, in Harry Potter #5, there is a scene where a character looks at another for a full minute before (I think) starting to laugh. 10 seconds would be an appropriate amount of time that feels really socially strange and unnaturally long. 20 seconds would be seriously pushing it. 60 is nuts.

Well, and it seems to me that people just do the same thing, to a lesser degree, when they talk. They think 'long time' and then put out the 4 minute number. Well, it was a long time; 20 seconds, in this case, is long. It's just not 4 minutes.

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: March 31, 2018, 06:45:53 pm »
Jessica Jones season 2... isn't great.

Who would’ve thought. First one was on edge, second I didn’t even start

I liked it. It's no black mirror, but it was enjoyable. And I thought the second season was better than the first. The first went too far at times.

Also seen Dirk Gently. Pleasantly surprised, I thought the second season was really strong. Unfortunately, Wikipedia says it's canceled due to lower viewer numbers.

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: March 26, 2018, 06:13:04 pm »
I have a hard time ranking the National Anthem because it is by far the most disturbing thing I've ever watched, and I still can't decide whether that's a good or bad thing.
I feel like I've seen at least a dozen more disturbing things, but that's probably based on what we find disturbing and not based on having seen more stuff. The duel with the mountain in GoT is one of them.

Your first is Robz second last and your last is my first. Nice.  :D There's some agreement on a couple of others, though.

Anyone else want to make a list?

The only episode I've seen was Nosedive. It did not make me want to see more episodes.

That's because it's the second worst!

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: March 26, 2018, 09:24:14 am »
I'm also a little surprised about silverspawn ranking Nosedive so low. Why no love for that? Though it admittedly is a bit derivative of 15 Million Credits.

It felt like everything was done basically in the obvious way starting from the concept, sort of like Archangel. Just underwhelming compared to most other episodes.

But it gets points for showing a future that's very different from the present and still plausible.

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