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  1. TIL how most adults deal with finances in a 4 step program

    1 : Never check bank balance
    2: Pretend everything is fine
    3: Live in constant state of fear
    4: Repeat

    I like my own model better. ( run monthly )
    10 : if income it bigger than expenses, go to end
    20 : if expences are bigger than income try to fix it, go to end

    about 4 days ago from web
  2. I think I need to ditch social media... At least Facebook.

    about 8 hours ago from web
  3. My spoilerfree opinion on the ending of GoT.

    FFS I just saw the episode where they threw Cercei in jail. That is only Season 5. I do not even KNOW anything about the ending of GoT. I do know that the 2 main guru's are the most hated toons in the eyes of the fans, such a strong reaction from the fanbase I have not seen for YEARS. The only thing that comes close is when I was in spittle range of some uber-nerd's litteral waterfall of words regarding how 'Han shot first'.

    Talking about Star Wars. The main guru's behind GoT are going to get their own Star Wars trilogy. But also Ryan Johnson was supposed to get his own trilogy. Meanwhile if I can take this thing anywhere close to serious http://rainbowdash.net/url/874466

    If I had a betting sort of personality though I know what I would put my money on. But I am not. I'm just going to enjoy the Hindenburg-Train-Airbus-Hybrid-Crash while sipping my favorite beverage.

    It makes me feel like a winner.

    about 7 hours ago from web
    • unfortunately, unlike with the NRA, the anti-choice movement doesn't have a headquarters whose doorstep I can spontaneously decide to banana on

      about 5 days ago from web
    • What`s about Sonic the Hedgehog?

      about 5 days ago from web
      • @ponfive It has been 20 years since there was a sonic movie, so a team of production companies got together to make a new one, this time going for the full CGI bonanzafest that we pretty much have in all modern 201X movies of nowadays.

        And even though there were some 'leaks' of sonics design the studio responsible chose to went ahead with the trailer despite all of the negative backlash about the leaks. Soon the leaks were shown to be really truthfull when the official trailer was released and fans exploded with anger about how dumb it all looks. For instance Sonic looks WAY more like a human toddler than what he kinda is supposed to look like. ( Big shoes, big head, white gloves )

        As such the director team told the graphics department "HEY ! FIX IT !" ... Now let us hope the story will have a statisfying conclusion when the movie releases in November.

        about 5 days ago in context
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    • I'm extremely frustrated. I have to dumb down my VR training program a lot more than I already have. I'm told that people shouldn't be allowed to drop grabbed items. I mean WTF! They take out all the fun of flinging items around. Also all the dynamic things I've built in should be gone. "Only activate the items that are immediately needed at the moment of the procedure!".

      about 7 days ago from web
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      • @adiwan I am afraid that I am having a hard time to put 1 and 2 together here.

        about 6 days ago in context
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      • @drinkingpony Simple: I program a program such that people can gain knowledge of a procedure with this program. They interact (although very crudely) with the program and will be guided at each step of the procedure with a narrated text and helpful highlighting of objects. A VR training has the advantage that it can be trained everywhere (where VR headsets are available) and it doesn't disturb the production line. In the case of the robot arm entering the working area of the robot arm shuts it off completely and the production halts.
        Why is the industry worse: They don't know what they want and if they say what they want it's usually worse. HEY LET'S GAMIFY IT! >Just a simple highscore list sorted by completion time in its "hardest" difficulty (no guidance with highlighted objects or narration). But what kills me is that they want to use the hard coded steps from the guided difficulties instead of offering more interaction freedom (all objects can be picked up and dropped everywhere)

        about 6 days ago in context
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      • @adiwan Oh, ehh. That sounds a lot like people who never even held a controller and make them design their own controller. That or play Sekiro, not sure which is the more hilarious thing to imagine.

        I am afraid that without going into any details I can not imagine how hard it is to deliver on such a weird thing.

        Though I would have probably given up a long time ago and instead just tried to make a miniature replica and let people 'do the thing' on that thing.

        Or... maybe... try to use this thing somehow ? http://rainbowdash.net/url/874441

        about 5 days ago in context
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    • I just want to share this, mostly because of the video that is attached to it. http://rainbowdash.net/url/874440

      about 5 days ago from web
    • So aparently I am looking for a new amplifier with at least one HDMI port for the beamer (Projector) online at 03:22 in the middle of the night because something broke at work and I know noone even remembers the impedance of the speakers which are in that room currently NOR if there is any money to replace the broken amplifier system.

      I should go to bed instead. Screw this, probably gonna get yelled at tomorrow anyway.

      about 7 days ago from web
    • It seems there was a study saying that women enjoy sex as much as men. And the idiots of the internet are saying "But I've never met a woman who enjoyed it!" Like, come on. Think, then post.

      about 7 days ago from web
    • Someone took over my TV soundbar. I operate it via optical cable and I didn't think that bluetooth would be on all the time. A person blasted bad music (hip hop) through my speakers. I had to turn it quickly off and look into the manual how to lock the bluetooth functionality.

      about 8 days ago from web
    • What's popcorn worth when only half of it pops?

      about 9 days ago from web
    • Heck, I just remembered seeing a video where they say and show if you punch Piper's head off and the body ( and head ) lands outside of NPC detection range just before the guards come check you out then all scripting still plays out as it should, just with Piper's dialogue missing, even though everyone still acts like she is saying what she is supposed to say. To me that was more hilarious than pretty much anything else in Fallout 4 since you can never just say "no".

      "Well I am just going to add this waypoint marker to your map in case you change your mind later", ehh, thank you ?

      about 9 days ago from web
    • i know Oblivion is thirteen years old but I legitimately don't know how anyone can prefer this piece of banana to Skyrim, everything in Oblivion is contrived and Cyrodill is the most boring game world I've ever played in

      about 9 days ago from web
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      • @drinkingpony I think for the most part, in Skyrim you install mods and make videos set to Benny Hill music? I have never played.

        about 9 days ago in context
      • @drinkingpony myself? 100% all quests.... i uh. It took me years. Many years. Same for Fallout 3.

        about 9 days ago in context
      • @firestormdangerdash Hmm, I actually liked Fallout 3. You play as an ordinary vault dweller, nothing special and you are going to do great things. Then when you played the game a few times you realize that the game is quite lineair and ruggid at its lineairness. It is nothing like Fallout 1 or 2, but still enjoyable. Then New Vegas happened and that was great as well, more options, more guns, factions, it felt more 'alive' with deathclaws being actually deadly. Still pretty lineair but really enjoyable with multiple branches to take leading to the ends of the game.

        And then Fallout 4 happened, just what went wrong in the creative process I will never know but for the love of gaming, that game is more lineair than an original Doom level is flat. Only being able to say either "Yes" , "Not now", "Sarcastic yes" or "inquire to more information" on all quest NPC's. Might as well have been a book. And that is exactly how I feel about TES 4 and 5. Flat.

        about 9 days ago in context
    • By playerbase I mean the amount of gamers that owned either a capable PC or a capable console. To the best of my recollection there were about 50 million more 'capable machines' between 2002 and 2005, even if only 25% of those machines made their way into the hands of gamers and only a quarter of those were 'new gamers' then as far as Todd Howard was concerned Ken Rolston failed with a mere 1.61 million sales increase where Todd had expected 3 million more copies sold.

      Note that I do not even know how much more capable machines were sold between 2005 and 2006, the year in which Oblivion launched.

      about 9 days ago from web
    • Chinese Nintendo Switch adjustable charging stand. Minor repair was needed when I got it. Took a picture while my soldering iron was heating up. I can't help but wonder how similar the official one looks on the inside. No really, I can not find a teardown of that thing. http://rainbowdash.net/url/874404

      about 10 days ago from web
    • Out of all the things I imagined to see on RDN, a Drug Defense Attorney spam message was NOT on that list.

      about 11 days ago from web
    • So, now that the Endgame # moratorium has passed, is Reddit screaming at its own ass over black Capt America? !movies

      about 12 days ago from web
    • "Could you burn this on DVD ?"

      Oh mom, You know how it is almost cute when old people talk all hip about technology and stuff

      "Don't you sass me, also do not talk like a Fluffle Puffing millennial"

      Alright alright, message recieved, wow you are a total buzzkill. Let me see if I still have that 2007 laptop, I think I remember that it had a DVD burner combo.

      "Wait, 2007 laptop ?

      2007 laptop

      "That is 12 years ago"

      Yes, I know, I can count, you raised me well.

      You can file this under # # #

      about 12 days ago from web
    • The text box is REALLY hard to type with

      about 13 days ago from web
    • Netflix's Tuca & Bertie is Bojack Horseman on steroids with a huge portion of Regular Show. Bizarre like a train crash, you cannot look away although it's grotesque.

      about 15 days ago from web
    • Most problematic video I could make right now? “Top 10 Presidential Candidates”

      about 15 days ago from web
    • "I don't have a problem, YOU have a problem !" - person with a problem

      Sometimes, like today, I wonder why I got out of bed in the morning.

      Oh right, because I do not have a bar at my bed, yet.

      Long story short, someone HEAVILY disagreed with me that May the Fourth should not become a national holiday. If there is any movie inspired date that they should make into a holiday it should be called 'Future Day' on October 21st. Also make it a bad omen not to see a Delorean on that date or something.

      about 16 days ago from web
    • Scared myself awake, sudden deep intake of breath, nightsweats, the works. A really bad nightmare is what caused it. A really weird one too, I only remember being a supporter of some faceless politician or something and 'it' screamed at the fanbase "You guys, I swear, if I do not win I am going to dab on all of you"... And then I woke up.

      about 16 days ago from web
    • Hmm, one of these buttons of this remote control has started to come loose. I already did check and I can buy a new RC for 50 Euro's.

      But do I get it for the sake of my TV ? Or do I just install that android app and be done with it. Leaving my RC in a drawer somewhere for when I really need it ( which is not that often to begin with anyway )

      about 18 days ago from web
    • I am going to call that number right now and ask why AVG always needs to send me an alarm, which is usually just an update or a 'special deal if you act right now'(™), whenever I slay an Orc or Uruk-hai in a game

      Update : Nice fellow, offered me many deals and special promotions. Also I got to brush up on my Hindi.

      about 19 days ago from web
    • TIL : A conversation with someone IRL who does not understand why you play video games is just as hard and soul-crushing (For they just do not seem to 'get it') as having a conversation with someone IRL who wants complain about having an easy-mode in every game they want to play (Again, for they just do not seem to 'get it')

      I might as well have had the same discussions about the lack of a pony-mode in Skyrim.

      Actually that gives me an idea for the next time something stupid like this happens.

      about 20 days ago from web
    • Option 1 : pay some 150 Dollars for some cards I want for a TCG.

      Option 2 : I could scourge every shop I know that has those cards and browse their collector maps until I find what I want to have, probably still have to pay a lot, but I probably get to meet a truckload of new people who also like that TCG, and if I actually use my bicycle I might lose some body weight.

      ... Why is choosing this obvious thing so hard ?

      about 20 days ago from web
    • Sooo... Does anyone know where to order a blazilion liters of bleach on the quick?

      I need to drink ALL of it. I gots the thirst.

      I saw the Sonic trailer

      about 21 days ago from web
    • Just got out of Endgame, and I will tell you all one (and only one) spoiler, and that spoiler is UNCLESMURFERS WHO DO NOT MUTE THEIR PHONES

      about 21 days ago from web
      • @scribus Any reason why I want to see it in the cinema ? Instead of a home-cinema where I both have my hooves on the controls and am perfectly capable of throwing beercans, hopefully empty ones, at inconsiderate people.

        about 21 days ago in context
      • @drinkingpony I'd say that depends on your level of investment. I sporadically catch some Marvel movies, see some on home media, and this mostly just lined up well with my work schedule and local school holidays to leave an opening to catch it with my buddy, but I wasn't really Definitely Gonna See It or anything. I thought it was not a waste of money, even with the 3D added on (3D was decent, too. Never took me out, but it wasn't Avatar, either.)

        about 21 days ago in context
      • @scribus Level of investment?

        Every once in a while I try to watch one of those MCU movies as I really loved the comics. I randomly picked one like a week ago and saw The Incredible Hulk, huge mistake. Truth is that they constantly seem to be mudding up a memory of something I love somehow, leaving loose ends for the fans to figure out, but they do this so blatantly that they might as well have flashy lights pointing out 'look at this sheeple movie-goers, this will be important later'. That or just making a reference for the comic fans. Purple Pants in The Incredible Hulk for instance.

        So in short, the entire MCU is like fanfiction, but fanfiction that is self-aware and on dad-levels of meta.

        Then why do I watch it? Well I like the universe, I like the superheroes.

        Do I hate myself for watching these movies when I know they can not possibly be really enjoyable for me? I do not know T_T. Just gonna wait for the exception I think. I mean Blade was a proper homage for starters.

        about 21 days ago in context
    • I found my favorite Thanos comic page. http://rainbowdash.net/url/874330

      about 21 days ago from web