The War that Never Was-Gaming Thread! (Also Open)

So the prospects of a massive war in Eve came and went this week. When I say massive, I really mean it. The largest Power Blocks in the Game looked at each other, rolled up the sleeves and began a staring contest. If this went down, it would be a new Great War.

More below the Fold

Full Disclosure: I'm part of the CFC, allied with Goons.

A decent history of it can be found in The Mittani's CEO Update. That one links to TheMittani.com, but if you want to look at where most of nullsec was reading about it on Kugutsumen, or Kugu as most people call it. That thread's name has been changed partly for trollololol and the fact that the war didn't start.

To help you out, Here's the Sov map. The CFC is in the North. From Executive Outcomes to Convicted. The HBC is TEST/PL, and generally all things Southern (Except CVA) out to Nulli Secunda and NCdot. So yes, the Two largest Powerblocks in the game. Probably 10-15k PvP characters on each side (not counting alts)

I was not a fan of the War. Wars between friends do not end well. It made me think back to when Jonah Goldberg was doing the book tour for Liberal Fascism about how fights between people that know each other really really well are the Nastiest. Hence how nasty the war on the Ostfront was. I slowly started to warm to it, because to take part in a new Great War in Eve, would have to be experienced.

It would be a War of Extermination between these two blocks, The CFC and The HBC. It has been discussed recently (Before Montolio went on the Screw FA and Fuck Goons run), on Shit on Kugu podcast (Audio is very NSFW), and Mister Vee (Probably the best FC i've ever flown under, and a Goon) stated the only thing that was stopping it were the massive structure grinds. If you have never done this before, I can see why you wouldn't think it would be much of an issue. It is a terrible problem with the current Sovereignty mechanics in Nullsec. These structures have massive amounts of Hit Points, and it's some of the most boring shit you'll ever do. So thats why all the "pubbies" on Fail Heap, or on random non-Sov bloggers/posters keep egging it on. If you refer to the Latest CSM Minutes, CSM 7 has meant fuck all to any one that lives and fights in Sov Nullsec. Game Mechanics literally stopped a year of Game content in it's tracks. Thanks CCP/CSM7 your game mechanics and lack of attention to them stopped the biggest War in the history of your Game!

Now on to the CEO Update. When The Mittani issues an update like this, he's prepping the CFC war machine. The next move would be Montolio's. From then, if War was to break out, there would be a State of the Goonion, probably on Thursday or Friday. Judging by history, Everyone in the CFC would be advised to Be in VFK (Goon Capital) in Alpha fleet, or whatever doctrine called, to listen to the SOTG with instructions to follow. In the update you can see the start of the Propaganda War. We don't hate you Test Grunts, we have issues with your leadership. Your Leadership is steering you wrong. I have Seen it used in almost every Bloc War since I've started playing in Null.

Fortunatly, It did not happen (Links to a bunch of the Ramp up to War are linked at the beginning). All the conspiracy people are up to thier usual :Goonspiracy: or it's all about the TECH! notions, but I take alot of this at face value. If you peruse The Eve Subreddit (Test is nominally a Reddit based community) You can see in these CFC/HBC posts random Test dudes going why are we going to fight Goons? We Like Goons. Now most of these threads will be off the main page, so look around if you want to. I think that Montolio ended up having a bunch of people around him that were not happy with the Goons, not the average line member, and that's what was driving him. Could be wrong.

I'm fairly certain that it will go down at some point. Perhaps it would be better,for my side, if it happened now. That's why I was warming to it. In the future, the slides might tip more and more the HBC's way. The North has traditionally been where the Great Coalitions in Eve happen, but it's all so where they die.

Update: So holy shit. There was MASSIVE Battle last night in Lowsec. By Massive, I'm talking upwards of 3000 pilots. Eve did just about everything but die. I was in the first Alpha Fleet coming down to help from VFK when the Jabber ping hit that Shit was Real, and get down there. I crashed on the entry gate, and then it took me over an hour to load system again. In a 3 hour fight, I think I fired 5 shots. The Tidi was amazing. It was also the top story on Reddit all morning today. That link has some good screen shots.

Here's a great video of it:

I really dodged a bullet by not posting last week. I was about to post about how this was all talk and really over blown. Then everyone one in these two Powerblocks were literally at Defcon 2 on Tuesday when The CEO update went live. Thankfully I'm as bad at postmaking as I am at Eve, and that's pretty bad.

Last Eve Related thing. So the CFC was camping some bads in their staging system in NPC Venal. NPC Null is the same rules as Sov Null (Bubbles, Bombs), but you can't take Stations, nor in-cap their services (Things like Cloning or Ship fitting thereby denying people in the station from doing things). DaBigRedBoat (DBRB, or Boat) was Leading this fleet. Boat fleets are to be experienced. Personally I don't mind them anymore, but initially they can be really sketchy if you don't know what you are getting into as my bud Wartzilla found out. So yea. Boat is FCing a Das Uber Boot Fleet (SlowCats, or Sentry Drone Deploying Carriers), when Faction Warfare Dreadnaughts got dropped on him. He Escalated With Supers. That is how it works in Eve. Subcaps Escalate to Capitals Escalate to Super Capitals. Anyways Enjoy Boat freaking out on coms and Some Titan Doomsday's. 1080 full screen it.

As for larger gaming. Man, Really haven't been able to do too much. This is the time of year where I earn most of my money, so I've been busy. Plus a bunch of RL stuff (Prayer team, I could use your help) on top of that. I have enjoyed playing Fluidity:Spin Cycle on my 3DS.

The only thing I'd point you to is to listen to two episodes of The Nerdist. Episodes 306 and 307 where they actually get to interview Gabe Newell. Both were pretty fascinating. I will admit that if it wasn't Valve behind Steam, I'd be like fuck you and your DRM. With Valve it's more like ok, I'll put a little trust with you since you've been nice to me. I know there's some Steam haters here, and that's fine. I do agree that my relationship with Valve has been more of a Dance than the traditional Developer-Customer model.

A side note, Hillary Testified this week about Benghazi. One of the guys that we lost was Sean Smith aka Vile Rat. He's in the logs up in the CEO update. He left a wife and small children, so if you have a chance, head over To the Donation page for his family.

If you play Eve there's a Moron Channel. It's AoSHQ

I'm always open to the Horde for Gaming stuff, send me your posts to AosHQGaming at gmail dot com and We'll get them up.

Now for Dude:



If you played the original Corpse Party, the sequel/prequel has come out and changes gears in style of the game going from a RPG maker visual novel to a point and click visual novel. IMO, it works better and it's creepier. Buy it now for $20 if you have a PSP or Vita.

If you don't have a PSP or Vita (good for you in realizing that the Vita is dead), NIS has re-released the PS2 version of Disgaea 2 for $9.99. If you have a PSP or Vita, get that version as the extra content is really nice but I dropped 400 hours into the PS2 release so it's no slouch either way.

In news to shock no one, Own3D will be no more after this week as they've run out of money. There have been reports for a year now of streamers not getting paid so it was inevitable. Still don't under stand why CBS bought into them as right after the deal they made another deal with the competitor, Twitch which has been king for quite awhile now (before gaming was broken off of Justine.TV.

Eurogamer and Digital Foundry runs what they've heard on the upcoming new Xbox

Eurogamer and CVG talks about Sony possibly dropping the DualShock controller

A demo for Metal Gear Revengence finally came to America and isn't attached to Zone of the Enders collection.

Hey NRA, if your going to qq about games, you shouldn't be releasing a game after the fact, no?

Feel like playing a boring game? CCP threw Dust 514 into Open Beta

Gas Powered Games reveils a kickstarter then a few days later lays off 40 people

If it wasn't for the fact that I have eshop games that I can't transfer because Nintendo are morons, I would really love to buy this Fire Emblem 3DS. But what ever. I would say "You lose this time Nintendo" but lets be real, I'm buying the new Fire Emblem game no matter what, especially after playing the demo a few times which continues the progression that the series has made over the years.

Considering how badly the WiiU has been getting a drubbing in sales since release (it's barely over 16k these past few weeks in Japan) , Nintendo needed a home run in announcing games and frankly I think they did a good job even if they broke their newer stance of not announcing games till they were close to completion. Other than the games we already know about that are coming, they hit on a new Yoshi game, Monolith Soft's upcoming game tentatively called X, WiiU Party, a Shin Megami Tensei - Fire Emblem crossover (which is hopefully as good as the Pokemon - Nobanaga's Ambition game for the DS) and talked about a new Zelda game and a HD release of Wind Waker (which will hopefully get it closer to the fidelity that the art deserves even though it still won't be 1080p)

Yay, though we didn't get Namco x Capcom, we're getting a US release of fanservice game of Project X Zone that throws in Sega's characters as well. Out some time this Summer.

Xseed going back to the well by announcing the last of the Project Rainfall games, Pandora's Tower will be getting a US release.

If you dig good dungeon crawlers (though admittingly they've become easier as the series has progressed) and a 3DS, be sure to check out the demo of the upcoming Etrian Odyssey IV on February 7th. Can't wait for the game to be released on the 26th (and the demo carries over into the retail game).

Grasshopper Manufacture announced their next boxoffice failure, Killer is Dead this past week. Looks really good with it's No More Heroes play style wrapped up in the under-rated Killer 7's aesthetics

Finally get a release date from RedLynx on the upcoming Trials pack for the PC containing both 360 games. Out on March 21st.

The First half of the death of THQ happened last week as Sega picked up Relic and Company of Heroes IP. Koch Media picked up Volition and the Saint's Row IP with the publishing rights to the Metro sequel from 4A Games. In a move to secure their current work, Crytek on Homefront 2 bought the IP for the small amount of $500k. Ubisoft picked up the publishing rights for the South Park game and bought the THQ Montreal studio (which is funny since that studio was run by Patrice Desilets who was one of the creator's of Assassin's Creed who bailed on Ubi in the middle of Brotherhood). Turtle Rock's (Left 4 Dead) upcoming Evolve has a new home in Take Two. Though understandable in why no one bought Vigil Games (Darksiders series) it's sad to see them dead though Platnium Games and Sony Santa Monica has been hitting Twitter in trying to hire the displaced workers. The big enchilada is going to be when they auction off all of the IPs as I would be curious in who grabs Homeworld. But all in all, I have to say I'm kinda surprised in the low amounts of cash that won these assets.

Also the demise of THQ, WWF err...WWE has moved the rights to Take Two. For the love of God, please let them hire syn Sophia to make the games. They need work and a going back to the N64 wrestling game basics is what is needed. I mean, other than the Fire Pro Wrestling series, there isn't a more revered series than AKi's wrestling games on the 64.

Sony making money? WTF It's okay though, Kaz Hirai still thinks their TV sector can compete by high priced TVs.

Bethesda is actually going to be releasing the DLC to Skyrim next month at a 50% off for it's first week. It should be.....interesting.

YES!! We get a new trailer for the Dark Arisen expansion pack for Dragon's Dogma that carries a release date. Though a little clunky and the FPS can shit the bed on occasion, more Dragon's Dogma is a gud. Though I wish the pack wasn't going to cost $40 if you own Dragon's Dogma but you should be able to get $10 for the game as the retail version of Dark Arisen will come with the base game.

Almost Human, the devs of one of my favorite games of 2012 are happy that they sold 600k copies of Legend of Grimrock. Them happy means I'm happy.

If you dig JRPGs, the biggest one in a long ass time was released last week by the name of Ni No Kuni by the way of Level 5 and Studio Ghibli. Sure is quite a few great reviews and has been selling quite well. Sadly Namco and Digital River sold too many of the CE and had to cancel orders at the last minute.

Though Polyphony Digital is mainly known for the Gran Turismo series, their first game, Omega Boost (which was an awesome mech game) will always hold a special place in my heart. Well, someone (Born Ready Games) went back to that well with their new release Strike Suit Zero. It's also one of the first games that announced that it will have Oculus Rift support. Pretty cool for only $20.

Thats about it for the week.

Comments

1 First !?

Posted by: FURPC at January 27, 2013 01:21 PM (0ImZM)

2
it's a lot like a Monty Python movie here at AoS


in Monty Python it's:

First, the spankings, then the oral sex!

at AoS it's:

First, the outrage, then the football threads!

Posted by: soothsayer at January 27, 2013 01:22 PM (Y4TdB)

3

Will I be watching the Pro Bowl (featuring all the backup players)?

No.

Will I be watching the Super Bowl?

Hell no.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 27, 2013 01:24 PM (wAng0)

4 Now that's more like it. Stupid gaming threads should be accompanied with gothy vixen sluts.

Posted by: FURPC at January 27, 2013 01:24 PM (0ImZM)

5 I'm just going to stare at that pic for awhile to try to relieve the ALEXSMASH from the other thread.


Happy place. Happy place. Go to my happy place.


Huh. There's more blood and gore than usual here in my happy place. Huh.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 27, 2013 01:28 PM (Gk3SS)

6 Confirmed: Scrabble players are smarter than everyone else


http://is.gd/litf3S

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 27, 2013 01:29 PM (ZKzrr)

7 Wow. I know EVE's some kind of space MMORPG. Heard of Goonswarm, from Cracked, I think. "Number 1 Biggest F-You in Online Gaming" or something, about the guy who stole the entire bank. Other than that, didn't really follow any of that thread. Neat.

Posted by: Mike at January 27, 2013 01:30 PM (wzCF1)

8 -

We were MMORPG Players once, and young.

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So, forty years from now, when your grandchild is at your knee you can say that you were with the Alpha Flight during the great CFC/HBC War and not shoveling Cheet-os while commenting on Ace of Spades HQ.
--- Things General George Patton Said, Revised.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at January 27, 2013 01:32 PM (RuUvx)

9 From Level 5 and Studio Ghibli comes a game for the PS3 - 'Ni no Kuni'
http://youtu.be/5aAs-vZ4rZE

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 27, 2013 01:35 PM (shmgt)

10 Damn I'm not at home...
I wanted to know if anyone was interested in a vent server. I can handle setting up and funding a small one if you guys are interested. It would help if I had a rough headcount on who might be interested.

Posted by: gigg at January 27, 2013 01:36 PM (9DTx6)

11 http://tinyurl.com/aozmasr

Obama: 'If I Had a Son, I'd Have to Think Long and Hard Before I Let Him Play Football'
"I'm
a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I'd have to
think long and hard before I let him play football," says the president
of the United States, the father of two young girls. "And I think that
those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the
fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the
violence. In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting,
but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who
are fans maybe won't have to examine our consciences quite as much."


Thus sayeth the worshiper of Jay Z and other Molly-lovin' rappers:
http://tinyurl.com/a35wggp



Posted by: LC LaWedgie at January 27, 2013 01:37 PM (0It32)

12 Wife got me two Intellivisions for my birthday. Been enjoying those and my modded NES.

Posted by: zsasz at January 27, 2013 01:39 PM (jI5Zg)

13 Ah, come hither, my little Asian minx.

Posted by: Soona at January 27, 2013 01:41 PM (KYq0Y)

14 Posted by: LC LaWedgie at January 27, 2013 01:37 PM (0It32)


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Don't kid yourself. This isn't about violence in the sport. This is about marxists destroying another American tradition.......and reparations to the black man.

Posted by: Soona at January 27, 2013 01:44 PM (KYq0Y)

15 Today, I'm re-compressing my MAME collection as 7z archives. This is gonna take a while--even with my i7. While the batch process runs, I'll be arranging my downstairs closet to prepare for the installation of my newly acquired safe.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at January 27, 2013 01:45 PM (7xeJQ)

16 I hope you morons will forgive me if I once again plug my iPhone/iPad apps -- Enneaglyphs, a free Sudoku variant, and Average Americans, a 99-cent random name generator (great for fiction writers and role-playing gamers).

Also of possible interest to morons: Colonial Marines is coming out in mid-February. It's supposed to be officially part of the Alien universe canon, it's by the guys who did Borderlands, and it has 4-player co-op. Fingers crossed!

Posted by: The Chap with the App at January 27, 2013 01:47 PM (fscec)

17 Google translate isn't working for this post.

Posted by: RWC at January 27, 2013 01:47 PM (sqp6o)

18 I haven't played an online game since Counterstrike. How long does it take to learn to play Eve?

Posted by: Invictus at January 27, 2013 01:53 PM (OQpzc)

19 Grasshopper Manufacture announced their next boxoffice failure, Killer is Dead this past week. Looks really good with it's No More Heroes play style wrapped up in the under-rated Killer 7's aesthetics

Heh. Too true.

I get the idea that to be edgy is to eschew things like plot, character development and, um, logic. But gottdamn, Grasshopper loves them some nonsense.

Because my knowledge of Japanese lit is extremely limited I'm tempted to believe that they never developed the concept of plot; aka 'hero overcomes obstacle through own efforts.'

I suspect the idea of plot occurs in every major language/ethnic group but some just decide it isn't sophisticated enough and opt for obscurantism. Which is dumb, inferior, and pointless. No knowledge, either moral or intellectual, is transmitted, and those not familiar with things like Truth, Beauty, and Goodness might be persuaded that the pursuit thereof is pointless.

/PoMo A-go-go rant off

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 27, 2013 01:53 PM (xz0nG)

20 Nerds.
Diabetic nerds.
Diabetic nerds who dwell in their mom's basements.
Diabetic nerds who dwell in their mom's basements and whose skin has turned translucent from lack of daylight save for the billowing pustules and acne mustaches.
Diabetic nerds who dwell in their mom's basements and whose skin has turned translucent from lack of daylight save for the billowing pustules and acne mustaches, and who beat off to DeviantArt third-rate animated breast expansions of their favorite anime fox characters.

And then there are the AOSHQ gamers.

Posted by: CAC at January 27, 2013 01:55 PM (tgb4n)

21 14 -- "Don't kid yourself. This isn't about violence in the sport. This is about marxists destroying another American tradition.......and reparations to the black man."
Posted by: Soona at January 27, 2013 01:44 PM (KYq0Y)

Destroying American tradition, definitely. But I don't think it has anything to do with reparations to the black man. To womyns, maybe. More precisely, it's just another part of the Great Castration.
Hey, when you can get NFL players to wear pink, you know you've got the power to move forward.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 27, 2013 01:58 PM (C8mVl)

22 ok that was a very long post that i didn't read but i'm sure it was awesome.... good job!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at January 27, 2013 02:01 PM (GVxQo)

23 This post has been up for almost an hour only has 21 comments? Do the Morons miss the "open" in the title?

Posted by: Vic at January 27, 2013 02:01 PM (53z96)

24 But I don't think it has anything to do with reparations to the black man.

70% of the players are black. The league minimum is a lot of money compared to what most 23-year-old black men with "some college" or a bachelor of arts in "communications" can expect to make their first year out.

I'm finding some irony in Warren Sapp loving him some SCOAMF, who thinks the game is "too violent." And if Ray Lewis gets to hand him a custom SCOAMF jersey at a WH reception (SMOD forbid), neither one of them is going to say shit about "violence."

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 27, 2013 02:02 PM (ZKzrr)

25 Jeevus -- people say ace's posts are long. WTF was that?

Posted by: eleven at January 27, 2013 02:04 PM (fsLdt)

26 So this Eve-----is she hot?

Posted by: eleven at January 27, 2013 02:04 PM (fsLdt)

27 vic

they are still reading it.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at January 27, 2013 02:05 PM (GVxQo)

28 they are still reading it.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at January 27, 2013 02:05 PM (GVxQo)

LOL, I was just thinking that. You beat me to it.

Posted by: Vic at January 27, 2013 02:06 PM (53z96)

29 C'mon people. Dude just wrote the longest post evar and it gets 30 hits?

Slacker morons.

Posted by: eleven at January 27, 2013 02:07 PM (fsLdt)

30 It's a nice one every

Posted by: gigg at January 27, 2013 02:08 PM (9DTx6)

31 By the end of this post, I had forgotten what it is like to have sex with a woman.

Posted by: Golan Globus at January 27, 2013 02:09 PM (/1U3u)

32 Crap posting from the phone is hard

I love the eve posts every time I see one I want to get back in

Posted by: gigg at January 27, 2013 02:10 PM (9DTx6)

33
Let see.
Skip the Eve stuff, skip the Eve stuff.
Oh I see there's some talk of THQ, business stuff.
Oh and new Xbox rumors (well old rumors rehashed.)
Anyone else waiting on the Xbox until sometime midsummer? I've always bought mine on a 6 month or so lag period behind release and never been disappointed. I usually have a reasonable back catalog of games to play anyway (In this case AC3, Bioshock Infinite, Halo 4 possibly bioshock 2.)
I realize Bishock infinite hasn't been released yet, but I won't get to it when it is, hence "back catalog." Once the next gen consoles come out I can usually pick those up for cheaper and then by the time I make my way thought them (and anything else I forgot) they've worked the kinks out of the new consoles. (I got my 360 after the 45nm processors were introduced which solved the RRD problem.)

I will say it only kinda works out, the 360 cycle has been so long (going on 8 years now) that we got a new one when we bought a Kinect anyway (give the cost of the Kinect, combined with a sale, and offloading my old 360 to my brother for $60 it made sense.) Also, I did get my Xbox mere weeks before they introduced the 40gig HD as standard (and so I only had a 20 gig.) But them's the breaks. (I didn't really need the space until the end anyway, but the new Xbox we got has a 250 gig HD so I get more Games on demand now.)
But like I said, generally it works as a plan.

Posted by: tsrblke at January 27, 2013 02:10 PM (GaqMa)

34 @25 Jeevus -- people say ace's posts are long. WTF was that?

Satan's Screed, pretty sure.

Posted by: FURPC at January 27, 2013 02:10 PM (0ImZM)

35 I'm glad I don't game. You people are freaks.

Posted by: Soona at January 27, 2013 02:12 PM (KYq0Y)

36 Satan's Screed, pretty sure.
Posted by: FURPC at January 27, 2013 02:10 PM (0ImZM)


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Nah. Just the ramblings of a guy that's never gotten laid.

Posted by: Soona at January 27, 2013 02:13 PM (KYq0Y)

37 Maybe the others are enjoying the weather.... I wish I was

Posted by: gigg at January 27, 2013 02:14 PM (9DTx6)

38 AtC killed someone? Shit, what did I miss?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 02:14 PM (GEICT)

39 I will say it only kinda works out, the 360 cycle
has been so long (going on 8 years now) that we got a new one when we
bought a Kinect anyway (give the cost of the Kinect, combined with a
sale, and offloading my old 360 to my brother for $60 it made sense.)
Also, I did get my Xbox mere weeks before they introduced the 40gig HD
as standard (and so I only had a 20 gig.) But them's the breaks. (I
didn't really need the space until the end anyway, but the new Xbox we
got has a 250 gig HD so I get more Games on demand now.)
But like I said, generally it works as a plan.

Posted by: tsrblke at January 27, 2013 02:10 PM (GaqMa)

best game on the On Demand service is Deathsmiles 2

Posted by: The Dude at January 27, 2013 02:14 PM (vJdyz)

40 The Novelette That Never Was Read Thread.

Posted by: FURPC at January 27, 2013 02:15 PM (0ImZM)

41 “Prison is a second-by-second assault on the soul, a day-to-day degradation of the self, an oppressive steel and brick umbrella that transforms seconds into hours and hours into days.”

Prison is violence against the disenfranchised. And Obama's umbrella.


Posted by: Free Mumia at January 27, 2013 02:16 PM (0It32)

42 Weather? Its 45° here and that will most likely be the high for today.

Posted by: Vic at January 27, 2013 02:16 PM (53z96)

43 I'm just waiting on the gun thread. And while waiting, going to go play some BF3.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 27, 2013 02:17 PM (mDanm)

44 Gun threads are great not enough gun stuff YouTube to sassyfy my firearms fetish

Posted by: gigg at January 27, 2013 02:18 PM (9DTx6)

45
Posted by: tsrblke at January 27, 2013 02:10 PM (GaqMa)

and yeah, my section was a mash of last week's post that didn't go up and stuff I added to it this morning as I didn't know if I was going to be back yesterday (was at a funeral)

Posted by: The Dude at January 27, 2013 02:20 PM (vJdyz)

46 This post should have a table of contents and an index. I'll read part now and the rest after my nap.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at January 27, 2013 02:20 PM (n8LUb)

47 24 --- Yes. The anti-football thing is really more anti-black than otherwise. It's one of those cases where the Enlightened Ideology conflicts with the mentality of a designated oppressed class. Prop 8 in California was another such case and I think the War on Obesity will be too. It's always fun to watch this stuff.

Obama is a funny little fellow really. I think of him as a white boy whose fairy marxmother made him look black so he could get ahead.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 27, 2013 02:27 PM (C8mVl)

48 How long does it take to learn to play Eve?

Posted by: Invictus at January 27, 2013 01:53 PM (OQpzc)

umm I've been playing for about 5 years on and off and I still don't grasp the game fully and I've never even gotten to the end game training (TItans and Super Caps)

Posted by: The Dude at January 27, 2013 02:28 PM (vJdyz)

49 I'm glad I don't game. You people are freaks.Posted by: Soona at January 27, 2013 02:12 PM (KYq0Y)I'm fairly certain that you wouldn't think me that out of the ordinary if you met me on the street.Actually more of friends think I'm a freak due to my crazy conservatism than my gaming.State of the world and all that.(Having said that, I could have written a similarly lenghthy screed on Mass Effect, or the upcoming Elder Scrolls online, and I'm married, so yeah, be laid.)

Posted by: tsrblke at January 27, 2013 02:28 PM (GaqMa)

50
That actually reminds me,
Any of you MMO people ant to weigh in on the Elder Scrolls MMORPG that apparently is going into Beta? I signed up, scored "above average" on my beta likelyhood, then never heard back.

Posted by: tsrblke at January 27, 2013 02:29 PM (GaqMa)

51 48-

That's my beef with the game. The cost of entry is high that even a regular gamer might get frustrated. I understand it offers an epic amount of gameplay once invested though so I stay intrigued and try to pop in and take another stab at it.

Posted by: gigg at January 27, 2013 02:31 PM (9DTx6)

52 It's 33F and raining. I expect to be killed on a roundabout when I'm finally released from the stalag.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 27, 2013 02:31 PM (ZKzrr)

53 Mmmmmmm mass effect

Posted by: gigg at January 27, 2013 02:33 PM (9DTx6)

54 52 It's 33F and raining. I expect to be killed on a roundabout when I'm finally released from the stalag.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 27, 2013 02:31 PM (ZKzrr)




Turn into the spin, Barbie!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 02:34 PM (GEICT)

55 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 27, 2013 02:27 PM


“A lot of these people . . . all they’ve got is their hunting and their fishing,” he said. “Or they’re living in a place where they don’t have much police presence. Or they’ve been listening to this stuff for so long that they believe it all.” -- BJ Clinton

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Doesn't matter who you are: black, white, bitter clinger, football player... until you're "one of them" you just ain't.

Posted by: LC LaWedgie at January 27, 2013 02:35 PM (0It32)

56 So, gamer thread, I picked up one of the Dragon Age games (DAII) on a lark for my PS3. Any good? Or did I waste my money?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 02:35 PM (GEICT)

57 I don't understand what this thread and all this game stuff is about. Literally.
When my geeky son starts blathering about protein chemistry or his modern physics course, I do not understand most of the blather, but I do understand what it is about. When he talks about gaming, he might as well be talking about kuodophyk mooshkiboogs.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 27, 2013 02:36 PM (C8mVl)

58 That actually reminds me,
Any of you MMO people
ant to weigh in on the Elder Scrolls MMORPG that apparently is going
into Beta? I signed up, scored "above average" on my beta likelyhood,
then never heard back.

Posted by: tsrblke at January 27, 2013 02:29 PM (GaqMa)

eh, I'm curious about it but I can't help see it fail, especially if they go with a monthly fee. Elder Scrolls just don't have the interesting lore and it being made by a lot of the people from Mythic and I just don't want to take the jump to pre-order it. Hopefully I can get into the beta and it will change my mind

Posted by: The Dude at January 27, 2013 02:37 PM (vJdyz)

59 MAHER: And here, listen to this about disability. People who take disability, who are on disability, in 1968 it was 51 to1, people on disability to people who worked. In 2001, not that long ago, it was 23 to 1. Now it's 13 to 1, 13 people to one who are on disability. Now, of course, you know, some of that is real. We are an overworked, overstressed, polluted, ripped off and lied to people. So, I mean, obviously there are some people who really do have disabilities. But 13 to 1?
You know, it just seems like there’s less people pulling the wagon and more people in the wagon, and at some point the wagon is going to break.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at January 27, 2013 02:38 PM (2pw4s)

60 It is 75 now and will be 80 on Tuesday. What winter?

Posted by: Invictus at January 27, 2013 02:39 PM (OQpzc)

61 So, gamer thread, I picked up one of the Dragon Age games (DAII) on a lark for my PS3. Any good? Or did I waste my money?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 02:35 PM (GEICT)

it's a huge step back from the first game and it's expansion pack but eh, you could have done worse

Posted by: The Dude at January 27, 2013 02:39 PM (vJdyz)

62 You know, it just seems like there’s less people pulling the wagon and
more people in the wagon, and at some point the wagon is going to break.


He got that off a sign at a pro-Scott Walker rally.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10297889@N08/5460084780/

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 27, 2013 02:40 PM (ZKzrr)

63 I picked up Battlefield 3 and Mass Effect 3 last month, and while I am no expert....they both suck....Mass Effect worse than Battlefield.

I am spoiled, because the only other game I have played was Halo, which was fantastic.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 27, 2013 02:40 PM (GsoHv)

64
@BCochran1981,
I enjoyed DA:2 I think more than I enjoyed Orgins (although, I enjoyed Origins too, don't misread that.)
Play in DA 2 was a lot faster, and less focused on having to costnantly switch characters you had control of just to survive.
Just be aware, there were a lot of complains about some of the various strange story quirks (not being able to avoid some of the NPCs from deciding they thought you were gay and hitting on you for example.)
@The Dude
I wouldn't say Elders scrolls doesn't have interesting lore. It's got a ton of it, problem is though most of it is focused on "epic hero did X" seeing at all the games up until now have been single player.

Posted by: tsrblke at January 27, 2013 02:41 PM (GaqMa)

65 I picked up Battlefield 3 and Mass Effect 3 last
month, and while I am no expert....they both suck....Mass Effect worse
than Battlefield.

I am spoiled, because the only other game I have played was Halo, which was fantastic.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 27, 2013 02:40 PM (GsoHv)

should have picked up the first two Mass Effect games as the third game is really contingent on you playing those first

Posted by: The Dude at January 27, 2013 02:41 PM (vJdyz)

66 56 So, gamer thread, I picked up one of the Dragon Age games (DAII) on a lark for my PS3. Any good? Or did I waste my money?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 02:35 PM (GEICT)



I played it on PC. Its pretty good for the most part. Get's a little bit repetitive in the level design, which is probably the biggest knock against it. Having not played Dragon Age Origins you might be a little lost on some of the storylines. The slutty pirate seems to be the best romance option.

Posted by: buzzion at January 27, 2013 02:42 PM (GULKT)

67 Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 02:35 PM (GEICT)

For the same price you could have gotten this:

http://tinyurl.com/bzhd6se

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 27, 2013 02:42 PM (GsoHv)

68 The slutty pirate seems to be the best romance option.

Are we still talking about games?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 27, 2013 02:43 PM (ZKzrr)

69 Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 27, 2013 02:40 PM

Something tells me that Maher sees his leftist friends as the wagon pullers and conservatives as the mud stuck in the wheels.

Posted by: LC LaWedgie at January 27, 2013 02:43 PM (0It32)

70 Posted by: The Dude at January 27, 2013 02:41 PM (vJdyz)

I'm not really disappointed by the story, but the interface, the graphics, the speed....crappy.

And I am running it on a very fast, new machine with a good video card.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 27, 2013 02:44 PM (GsoHv)

71 I picked up Battlefield 3 and Mass Effect 3 last
month, and while I am no expert....they both suck....Mass Effect worse
than Battlefield.

I am spoiled, because the only other game I have played was Halo, which was fantastic.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 27, 2013 02:40 PM (GsoHv)

should have picked up the first two Mass Effect games as the third game is really contingent on you playing those first
Posted by: The Dude at January 27, 2013 02:41 PM (vJdyz)
I'd also argue it's hard to compare the ME games to Halo, they're entirely different styles. Halo is fun "kill everything that moves" style play. While the ME games can be played like that they are more focused on building a strong character. I enjoyed them both (that being said, the 1st was probably the best overall. 2 simpified character building which was nice, but suffered in story.)

Posted by: tsrblke at January 27, 2013 02:44 PM (GaqMa)

72 Are we still talking about games?


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 27, 2013 02:43 PM (ZKzrr)

yes with Bioware's assistance of having sex in their videogames

Posted by: The Dude at January 27, 2013 02:44 PM (vJdyz)

73 I have Eve Online installed. Still going through the tutorials. Count me in for whatever we're talking about.

Posted by: ElKomandante at January 27, 2013 02:44 PM (xIUnF)

74 So I've been reading this blog for a while now, but I've never commented. I was the winner of one of the giveaways from a few weeks ago, so I wanted to post a thank you for running those.

Posted by: countdracula94 at January 27, 2013 02:46 PM (4Re4i)

75 Sonofabitch.


OT - I have a brand new MacBook Pro. Out of nowhere safari has started fucking up. I try to open pages and I get "Safari can't find the server" or I get the text only page. Any idea what gives?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 02:46 PM (GEICT)

76 Posted by: tsrblke at January 27, 2013 02:44 PM (GaqMa)

So, what would you recommend for someone like me? I don't care all that much about the story and the characters, I just want a great interface and great graphics.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 27, 2013 02:47 PM (GsoHv)

77 I'm not really disappointed by the story, but the interface, the graphics, the speed....crappy.

And I am running it on a very fast, new machine with a good video card.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 27, 2013 02:44 PM (GsoHv)

have you downloaded the high res textures? If so, try downsampling

Posted by: The Dude at January 27, 2013 02:47 PM (vJdyz)

78 I have a brand new MacBook Pro. Out of nowhere safari has started fucking up. I try to open pages and I get "Safari can't find the server" or I get the text only page. Any idea what gives?
Posted by: BCochran1981


A Mac? You mean it doesn't 'just work?'

( tiny violins )

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 27, 2013 02:48 PM (xz0nG)

79 Any idea what gives?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 02:46 PM (GEICT)

What do you expect? Jobs is dead. He was personally responsible for the company's success, and now you are totally screwed.

Just toss it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 27, 2013 02:48 PM (GsoHv)

80
76 Posted by: tsrblke at January 27, 2013 02:44 PM (GaqMa)So, what would you recommend for someone like me? I don't care all that much about the story and the characters, I just want a great interface and great graphics.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 27, 2013 02:47 PM (GsoHv)


The Crysis games?

Posted by: buzzion at January 27, 2013 02:49 PM (GULKT)

81 Since open.


The AR versus AK debate is finally settled with science.


http://tinyurl.com/aby7h2r

Posted by: RWC at January 27, 2013 02:50 PM (sqp6o)

82 So, what would you recommend for someone like
me? I don't care all that much about the story and the characters, I
just want a great interface and great graphics.




Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 27, 2013 02:47 PM (GsoHv)

Skyrim on the PC with a bunch of mods running?

Posted by: The Dude at January 27, 2013 02:50 PM (vJdyz)

83 In related news, I just won at a game of solitaire.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 27, 2013 02:51 PM (BBWjt)

84 For the same price you could have gotten this:

http://tinyurl.com/bzhd6se

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 27, 2013 02:42 PM (GsoHv)



Nice CBD. How about this one? Worth the money you think?



http://tinyurl.com/aoqqok9


nsfw

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 02:52 PM (GEICT)

85
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 27, 2013 02:47 PM (GsoHv)

While I enjoyed the Original Bioshock's story, I wouldn't say it's crucial to the game, but the graphics IMHO were great, and the interface was pretty good.
(You can ignore the Bioshock story, the only real "choice" to be made is whether you want to kill the little sisters or not. And they even kinda nerfed that as a choice seeing as the was only limited benefit to killing them at all if you saved as many as possible.)

It sounds like you prefer FPS to anything else so I'd have to think more about that.

Posted by: tsrblke at January 27, 2013 02:53 PM (GaqMa)

86 The 'ettes can thank me later for the visual at 1:17.

Posted by: RWC at January 27, 2013 02:53 PM (sqp6o)

87 Though I recognized most of the words are English. I have no idea what he was talking about...other than the obvious, a On Line Game I will never play.

Posted by: Paladin at January 27, 2013 02:54 PM (UsRyD)

88 Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 02:52 PM (GEICT)

Too small!

http://tinyurl.com/bcdk6lo

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 27, 2013 02:55 PM (GsoHv)

89 "I'm part of the CFC, allied with Goons."

Who are you ingame? If I may ask. Mail me via Karadion

Posted by: Kaitian at January 27, 2013 02:59 PM (OTiS2)

90 In related news, I just won at a game of solitaire.


Posted by: chemjeff at January 27, 2013 02:51 PM

Colin Kaepernick's favorite tattoo is on the inside of his arm and reads, "my gift is my curse."

http://tinyurl.com/apym359

Posted by: LC LaWedgie at January 27, 2013 03:00 PM (0It32)

91 Something tells me that Maher sees his leftist friends as the wagon pullers and conservatives as the mud stuck in the wheels.

He did go out of his way to mention veterans and retirees, didn't he?

Posted by: t-bird at January 27, 2013 03:00 PM (FcR7P)

92 >>>83
In related news, I just won at a game of solitaire.


In order to achieve that, I usually have to cheat. But since I just don't care...
I don't care.

Didn't The Hildebeast say that?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 27, 2013 03:00 PM (4Mv1T)

93 Too small!

http://tinyurl.com/bcdk6lo

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 27, 2013 02:55 PM (GsoHv)



http://tinyurl.com/anyjzx4

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 03:01 PM (GEICT)

94 Okay the Mustang now knows how the Germans felt retreating from Moscow in the spring thaw. Trapped by mud because I found a soft spot in yard while moving it.

So besides planks under the back wheels. Did that and mud flies. Should I put sand or kitty litter down for added traction?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 27, 2013 03:02 PM (shmgt)

95 He did go out of his way to mention veterans and retirees, didn't he?

Posted by: t-bird at January 27, 2013 03:00 PM

Maher wouldn't go out of his way *for* anybody, though. Against them, yes.

Posted by: LC LaWedgie at January 27, 2013 03:03 PM (0It32)

96 >>>So besides planks under the back wheels. Did that and mud flies. Should I put sand or kitty litter down for added traction?

gravel, maybe?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 27, 2013 03:04 PM (4Mv1T)

97 So besides planks under the back wheels. Did that and mud flies. Should I put sand or kitty litter down for added traction?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 27, 2013 03:02 PM (shmgt)



If the boards didn't work, kitty litter/sand isn't going to do much. Hate to tell you, but you need to break out the shovel. Dig out behind the rear wheels and then put the boards back under.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 03:04 PM (GEICT)

98 Rock it back and forth slowly. If that doesn't work jack up each side and put bricks under the tires. And if that doesn't wotj you will have to pull it out using a rope and another vehicle.

Posted by: Vic at January 27, 2013 03:04 PM (53z96)

99 83---" In related news, I just won at a game of solitaire."
Posted by: chemjeff at January 27, 2013 02:51 PM (BBWjt)

Hah! I won fourteen games of free-cell in a row last night when I was waiting for my daughter to come home.

BTW, I have a son graduating from college this year with a degree in chemistry. Any idea what the job market is like right now?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 27, 2013 03:05 PM (C8mVl)

100 What job market? Engineers are working at hamburger joints.

Posted by: Vic at January 27, 2013 03:07 PM (53z96)

101 here ya go, an AoSHQ-worthy gaming instrument

http://tinyurl.com/asqjtbg

Posted by: chemjeff at January 27, 2013 03:07 PM (BBWjt)

102 >>>BTW, I have a son graduating from college this year with a degree in
chemistry. Any idea what the job market is like right now?


What part of the US? Cause it depends. Some of my biotech clients hire chemists, although I usually place engineers. Some the chemists they hire actually work as production operators. A masters in Chem. might be in order

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 27, 2013 03:09 PM (4Mv1T)

103 BTW, I have a son graduating from college this year with a degree in chemistry. Any idea what the job market is like right now?
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 27, 2013 03:05 PM (C8mVl)

I think there are some militia groups looking for a bright capable Chem Engineer.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 27, 2013 03:09 PM (l86i3)

104 AtC killed someone? Shit, what did I miss?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 02:14 PM (GEICT)



A. It wasn't me.


B. I wasn't there.


C. I have no idea what you are talking about.


D. That body was like that when I got there. Not that I was there. Because I wasn't.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 27, 2013 03:13 PM (Gk3SS)

105 Well the job market for chemistry really depends on the type of chemistry your son wants to do. Overall in the industry, the unemployment rate is 4.2%, which is actually kinda bad, historically the unemployment rate in chemistry is definitely under 4% (during the eeeeeeeevil Bush years, it even got down to around 2%). He'll probably have to pound the pavement a little bit to find an opening.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 27, 2013 03:13 PM (BBWjt)

106 100, 103 ---- Heh.

102 --- Virginia, but he can't be picky about where he goes. I'll add yours to the chorus that says he ought to consider going straight to grad school.
A decade or two ago, or certainly back in my day, I'd tell him to get a job with an outfit that will send him to grad school. Today? Doesn't seem like that's gonna happen.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 27, 2013 03:15 PM (C8mVl)

107 So besides planks under the back wheels. Did that and mud flies. Should I put sand or kitty litter down for added traction?

Do you have somebody nearby with a chain or come-along to help pull you out? Gravel, small logs, etc. to fill the bog you're making would help, too.

Posted by: t-bird at January 27, 2013 03:15 PM (FcR7P)

108 So besides planks under the back wheels. Did that and mud flies. Should I put sand or kitty litter down for added traction?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 27, 2013 03:02 PM (shmgt)

Watch out !, many brands of kitty litter are made from clay. Mixing it with water will yield slippery mud. A guy I knew in high school found this out the hard way and went slip-sliding away on a loading dock and now has titanium rods in his back. I usually stay away from cat litter and use sand.

Posted by: Lurkasaurus at January 27, 2013 03:16 PM (kpSH/)

109 Dow Chemical seems to be hiring all the time if you do not mind working in Baton Rouge, LA. My brother worked there for a while (PhD Chemistry). He left because his wife hated the area.

Posted by: Vic at January 27, 2013 03:16 PM (53z96)

110 BTW, I have a son graduating from college this year with a degree in chemistry. Any idea what the job market is like right now?

The job market is excellent if he can speak some English.

Posted by: Taco Bell at January 27, 2013 03:17 PM (FcR7P)

111 morning, morons! Is there a gun thread today, because HAHAHAHAHA (link in my name)

"Seattle police exchanged $80,000 in gift cards for guns Saturday in a
buyback event that resembled a freewheeling outdoor gun show as private
buyers offered cash deals to tempt those standing in line. "

Posted by: not the mama at January 27, 2013 03:17 PM (5dxeo)

112 D. That body was like that when I got there. Not that I was there. Because I wasn't.

Hmmm......well....okay then.


Oh, wait a minute...just one more thing beforeI go.... if you don't mind...

Posted by: Lt. Columbo at January 27, 2013 03:18 PM (fsLdt)

113 Margarita DeVille,

I'd also say that grad school is only going to work if your son really has a passion for it. If he just wants to do it to improve his odds of getting a job, then he probably won't do well.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 27, 2013 03:18 PM (BBWjt)

114 A. It wasn't me.


What??? She said she was you.


B. I wasn't there.


Dammit.


C. I have no idea what you are talking about.


That's probably for the best, considering what I thought we di.....nevermind. Disregard.


D. That body was like that when I got there. Not that I was there. Because I wasn't.


*sobs*

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 03:19 PM (GEICT)

115 Ace up

Posted by: Vic at January 27, 2013 03:19 PM (53z96)

116 a
buyback event that resembled a freewheeling outdoor gun show as private
buyers offered cash deals to tempt those standing in line. "


Viva free enterprise!

Posted by: t-bird at January 27, 2013 03:21 PM (FcR7P)

117 In other news, no, I absolutely did not take a swig straight off the bottle before fixing a drink.

That would be lacking in class. And I have class.


Stop. Laughing.


I said "class", dammit!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 03:21 PM (GEICT)

118 105--- chemjeff --- He's not sure exactly what he wants to do. He likes analytic chemistry, prefers inorganic --- or rather, I don't think he hates organic but hates proteins. He's talked about everything from mining (assays?) to forensics to 'energy solutions' (whatever that means.)

I don't know why he hates proteins. He loves steak.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 27, 2013 03:21 PM (C8mVl)

119 Are those first few paragraphs in English?

Posted by: Ignatz D. Mouse at January 27, 2013 03:22 PM (qASXZ)

120 Vic, you have a brother who's a Ph.D. chemist? I knew there was a reason I liked you

Posted by: chemjeff at January 27, 2013 03:22 PM (BBWjt)

121 "Seattle police exchanged $80,000 in gift cards for guns Saturday in a

buyback event that resembled a freewheeling outdoor gun show as private

buyers offered cash deals to tempt those standing in line. "



Posted by: not the mama at January 27, 2013 03:17 PM (5dxeo)



I think I startled dogs in the next county over with how loud and hard I started laughing when I read that.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 27, 2013 03:22 PM (Gk3SS)

122 D. That body was like that when I got there. Not that I was there. Because I wasn't. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 27, 2013 03:13 PM (Gk3SS)

Yes? Housekeeping? I need a crew of at least three, a shop vac, 2 gallons of bleach and a 55 gallon drum of sulfuric acid.

Oh, and send up a small pot of English Breakfast and a pint of Chunky Monkey also. Thank you.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 27, 2013 03:23 PM (0EFIU)

123 How did I know Bannion was going to show up about now? Lol

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 03:24 PM (GEICT)

124 Vic, you have a brother who's a Ph.D. chemist? I knew there was a reason I liked you


Posted by: chemjeff at January 27, 2013 03:22 PM (BBWjt)

LOL, yeah. I did nuke, he does chemistry.

Posted by: Vic at January 27, 2013 03:24 PM (53z96)

125 Margarita DeVille, well if he likes analytical chemistry then that is good, that is one of the more employable fields of chemistry.

Posted by: chemjeff at January 27, 2013 03:25 PM (BBWjt)

126 113---"I'd also say that grad school is only going to work if your son really has a passion for it. If he just wants to do it to improve his odds of getting a job, then he probably won't do well."
Posted by: chemjeff at January 27, 2013 03:18 PM (BBWjt)

Wise words.
Ones he needs to ponder.
Thank you.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 27, 2013 03:25 PM (C8mVl)

127 How did I know Bannion was going to show up about now?

Hey, I saw the Fap Signal.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 27, 2013 03:25 PM (0EFIU)

128 Hey, I saw the Fap Signal.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 27, 2013 03:25 PM (0EFIU)



http://tinyurl.com/abwvvvp


NSFW

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 03:27 PM (GEICT)

129 110 ---"The job market is excellent if he can speak some English."
Posted by: Taco Bell at January 27, 2013 03:17 PM (FcR7P)

Now look here, we didn't spend all that money to get the little brat a chemistry degree to have him end up at a two-bit taco stand like his classics-major sister did. He's got a freaking BS with honors. We expect him to be a bartender.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 27, 2013 03:31 PM (C8mVl)

130 My experience with new grads is that the best bet is ideally through the campus recruiting programs. BUT, I don't place new grads, so I am no expert on that niche.

In my particular line of work I place engineering types after they have had at least a couple years of working experience. I would expect no different for chemists.

Is your son seeing any activity yet in campus recruiting?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 27, 2013 03:31 PM (4Mv1T)

131 Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 27, 2013 03:27 PM (GEICT)

Yup. That's the one.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 27, 2013 03:31 PM (0EFIU)

132 >> Mayor Mike McGinn said at a news conference the private transactions are
a loophole that needs to be closed. “There’s no background check, and
some (guns) could be exchanged on the streets that shouldn’t be in
circulation.”

Yeah, but there's absolutely no problem with thieves selling their illegally-obtained firearms for EBT cards with no questions asked. Typical Democrat scumbag.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at January 27, 2013 03:34 PM (7xeJQ)

133 One of my brother's duties now is to interview potential new hire candidates. He laughs about how stupid some of the recent graduates expectations are.


He said almost all of them expected to work 8 hour day shift only jobs, have no travel ever, and get paid a 6 figure starting salary.


When he tells them they will be working unpaid over time, travel a lot, and start at about 30K their face falls off.

Posted by: Vic at January 27, 2013 03:35 PM (53z96)

134 So besides planks under the back wheels. Did that and mud flies. Should I put sand or kitty litter down for added traction?

Flat rocks works best, bout 6" to 10" x 1"thick. Make a path. Or, go find a truck with a tow strap.

Posted by: Paladin at January 27, 2013 03:36 PM (UsRyD)

135
Now look here, we didn't spend all that money to get the little brat
a chemistry degree to have him end up at a two-bit taco stand like his
classics-major sister did. He's got a freaking BS with honors. We
expect him to be a bartender.


Well, his chemistry degree may come in handy after all...

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 27, 2013 03:37 PM (hpDVh)

136 When he tells them they will be working unpaid over time, travel a lot, and start at about 30K their face falls off.

I have former friends who make 30-35k a year and hate their lives and can't understand why I'm making twice that, have my loans paid off, and can afford a new car. You have to be willing to put in the time and effort and make sacrifices.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 27, 2013 03:38 PM (hpDVh)

137 130 --- "Is your son seeing any activity yet in campus recruiting?"
Posted by: Tobacco Road at January 27, 2013 03:31 PM (4Mv1T)

Not that I know of. He's so busy with courses and applying to grad school, although I think the application stuff has wrapped up. He said something about a recruiter with the Natl Geologic Survey who might be coming in February.
The consensus in the chem department is that recruiting is still way down, though they hope it will pick up in March. We'll see.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 27, 2013 03:39 PM (C8mVl)

138 133 --- "When he tells them they will be working unpaid over time, travel a lot, and start at about 30K their face falls off."
Posted by: Vic at January 27, 2013 03:35 PM (53z96)

Hmmm. The boy might be in a better position than I think. Mr. DeVille and I smacked his face off years ago.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 27, 2013 03:45 PM (C8mVl)

139 Funny haha irony - my liberal BIL's daughter graduated from UNC Ashville (most liberal college in NC). Her degree is in "Sociology".


She is waiting on tables now.

Posted by: Vic at January 27, 2013 03:46 PM (53z96)

140 She is waiting on tables now.

Could be worse, could be dancing on a pole. What was that joke on 2 1/2 men a few years back. MILF tells her daughter she has to get a job. Her responce "I have a job." MILF "An Online Cam in your bathroom a paypal account isn't a job."

Posted by: Paladin at January 27, 2013 03:52 PM (UsRyD)

141 When he tells them they will be working unpaid over time, travel a lot, and start at about 30K their face falls off.

30K? That's almost a third more than I'm making right now. Too bad I know jack squat about chemistry, or I'd take a job like that.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 27, 2013 05:14 PM (5J54Q)

142 Test

Posted by: Tester at January 28, 2013 12:12 AM (bS6uW)

143 Re-test

Posted by: Hmmm ... at January 28, 2013 12:45 AM (bS6uW)






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