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The Flood / I work around cigarettes a lot
« on: June 05, 2017, 01:25:54 AM »
If any of you smoke, how did you get into it?

I have zero intention of ever trying it, the mere thought of lighting one up in mouth frightens me. But I would be lying if I said I wasn't intrigued by such a destructive behavior. When I was in grade school, the typical arguments I got from teachers and other authority figures was that everyone gets into it through peer pressure. I sincerely doubt that everyone was peer pressured into it, but I genuinely don't know any other way a person could get hooked on something like cigarettes.

I could just be overthinking it, but I really don't see how anyone could come up with the logical conclusion to intake a bunch of pathogens into their lungs to "reduce stress" when they could just go home and masturbate.

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The Flood / Steaming veggies
« on: June 02, 2017, 02:59:58 PM »
My oldest brother moved back in with me and brought a rice cooker. I picked up some veggies to add whenever I make rice but I don't know the first thing about cooking veggies.

I was told by my friend to add them in after the rice is done cooking and the steam will do the rest. He also said to not keep them in for too long or they lose their nutrients. I asked him how long I should keep them in and gave me a stupid "depends" answer.

So how long should I let veggies be steamed in a rice cooker to keep them cooked and keep their nutrients?

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The Flood / AMA I'm technically no longer a dropout
« on: May 25, 2017, 11:33:56 PM »
Taking one class at a time starting in August. I'll be taking Introduction To Theater to start.

I don't know how to feel about this, I'm more excited about getting out of the house and possibly meeting new people than the actual class.

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The Flood / Why is Ron Swanson so based?
« on: May 25, 2017, 02:07:07 PM »
YouTube

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Serious / Mental Health Awareness
« on: May 24, 2017, 11:24:22 AM »
The month may almost be over but it's still important to discuss. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Most of you probably already know that but also probably don't do much for any kind of stress/emotional trouble in your life. Letting it pass might work for some or most but it may not work every time nor is it a universal cure for people who are struggling.

https://talklife.co/

This is an app where you literally just post how you're feeling. As you can see from some of the pics, some of the things people post might seem "cringey" to you, but most of us would by lying if we said we didn't feel the same at some point. There's a stigma against talking about how you feel even though most people feel better when they talk about their problems.

I personally don't need the app, if I ever have any problems I have people around me I can talk to. You might be the same but it's nice to know that you always have a tool at your disposal just in case.

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The Flood / Disney Endorsed Manga
« on: May 23, 2017, 09:54:10 PM »
Even Beauty And The Beast isn't safe from the Weebification.

Spoiler

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The Flood / Ever been hit on by a gay dude?
« on: May 23, 2017, 08:40:17 PM »
If you're gay, ever been hit on by a straight person?

This one guy at the eye doctor a few years ago would keep telling me "You have pretty blue eyes" whenever I was waiting for my results (they're always 20/20.

Haven't gone since but according to my mom and sister that guy isn't there anymore. I still see fine so there's no reason for me to go still.

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The Flood / If you're ordering Papa Johns
« on: May 19, 2017, 04:43:17 PM »
I know everyone has their preferences in pizza. I personally order from a local mom & pop place. But if you like Papa Johns, you can get 50% off if you use promo code "fantasy50" online.

Thank Square Enix.

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The Flood / Prometheus Haters BTFO
« on: May 19, 2017, 11:56:58 AM »
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/alien_covenant/

After half a decade of constant shit flinging from cinema-troglodytes, people who don't know what an actual plot hole is, people who hate movies that make them think, people who for five fucking years claimed that Prometheus had no sense of direction and all the open-ended questions will forever be left the way they were because "Scott has no idea what's he's doing" got eternally BTFO yesterday.

Alien: Covenant comes in to pick up where Prometheus left off and kick start a new trilogy that will explore the creation of the Xenomorphs, the black goo, and lead right into the first Alien film. Both prologues and all the trailers that FOX has released have been absolutely promising, but leave it to brain dead flick watchers to attempt to smear the movie, all because Prometheus challenged them when they just wanted mindless entertainment.

The movie has already made half its budget before today, it's going to rip apart every other show this weekend and leave movie casuals eternally ass ravaged, it's going to be fucking glorious.

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The Flood / How's your lunch hour normie?
« on: May 11, 2017, 10:44:26 AM »


MMMMMMMMMMaaaaaaaaahhhhhh *yawn* just woke up, what a nice ten hour sleep.

Just wanted to see how you wagies are doing? Enjoying your only lunch hour? Don't get too relaxed now, don't want to be a minute late and get chewed out by your manager Schlomberg. You gotta work that last four hours to make more shekels for him.

I think I'm gonna order some pizza and play some more WoW, maybe learn how to play the violin. It's nice having all this free time. I'd ask if you want to play Halo later tonight but I know you gotta pop those Melatonin pills so you can go to bed at 10 and wake up at 6 to do it all over again.

Enjoy your lunch!

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The Flood / AMA Being sick sucks
« on: May 09, 2017, 04:12:42 PM »
>Spent the whole day laying around because feel terrible
>Poor a glass of OJ to help with the cold and accidentally sneeze into the glass
>Go to take a shower to clear out sinuses and spend the entire time coughing
>Headache makes catching up on my video game backlog a struggle, gave up after two hours
>Too tired to go get some necessary stuff from the grocery store
>Can't sleep well because I breath in through my nose when sleeping and it's all clogged up

I'm probably gonna be stuck like this for a week. How long do you guys have a cold for usually? AMA as well I guess.

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The Flood / Chally
« on: May 08, 2017, 10:22:35 AM »
Hurry up and get an XB1 so we can MCC already God damn it!

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The Flood / AMA I won an award at work! AMA
« on: May 07, 2017, 11:31:15 PM »
"For single-handedly increasing donations from guests to our wildlife conservation fund by 186%."

I got a free t-shirt and two free movie tickets, I'm gonna go see Alien: Covenant in two weeks!


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The Flood / I summon....
« on: May 03, 2017, 10:07:07 AM »
The Left Arm of The Forbidden One! Hehehehe you'll never guess what the remaining cards I have in my hand are....


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Serious / Penguin at local Japanese zoo adopts a waifu
« on: May 02, 2017, 09:44:24 PM »
No I'm not making this up.

EDIT: It's fucking fake.


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The Flood / How is your life coming along based on this scale?
« on: May 01, 2017, 11:48:32 PM »
Verb, you get two freebies and can skip 28 and 31.


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Serious / Trump on the subject of Old Hickory
« on: May 01, 2017, 09:57:41 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/01/us/politics/trump-andrew-jackson-fact-check.html

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Trump: ‘I mean had Andrew Jackson been a little later you wouldn’t have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart. He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, “There’s no reason for this.” ’

According to Trump, Andrew Jackson was very upset about the Civil War and believed he would've stopped it if he was president.

The problem with this? Andrew Jackson died in 1845, 16 years before the Civil War broke out.

Now let's just say he wasn't being literal, and that this was just a philosophical "What if" on the subject of General Jackson being in charge when The South decided to secede from The Union. Yes, General Jackson was a hard believer in keeping the Union, in regards to threats of secession over tariffs. However he was also a hard slave owner, he appointed Justice Roger Taney who made the infamous Dred Scott Decision.

Point is, it's impossible to gauge what General Jackson would've done in regards to the Civil War and that's the best case scenario for Trump if he wasn't just getting his historical facts wrong.

TL;DR: Trump doesn't know history and believed president Jackson was still alive during the Civil War.

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Serious / Karl Marx was a racist
« on: May 01, 2017, 01:56:08 PM »
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2217122-karl-marx-the-racist/?expvar=004&utm_expid=.5zxdwnfjSHaLe_IPrO6c5w.1&utm_referrer=

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For example, in a July 1862 letter to Engels, in reference to his socialist political competitor, Ferdinand Lassalle, Marx wrote, “It is now completely clear to me that he, as is proved by his cranial formation and his hair, descends from the Negroes from Egypt, assuming that his mother or grandmother had not interbred with a n*****. Now this union of Judaism and Germanism with a basic Negro substance must produce a peculiar product. The obtrusiveness of the fellow is also n*****-like,” according to the book “Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy.”
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Regarding Mexicans, during the Mexican-American War, he wrote: “Without violence, nothing is ever accomplished in history.” But then he asks, “Is it a misfortune that magnificent California was seized from the lazy Mexicans who did not know what to do with it?”

Sounds like a fine fellow don't you think?

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“What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money . … Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist,” Marx wrote in the book—which critics have later described as virulently anti-Semitic.

And in what sounds like a 19th-century version of a screed penned by a Holocaust-denying, white supremacist on a web forum, Marx continues:

“Money degrades all the gods of man—and turns them into commodities. … The bill of exchange is the real god of the Jew. His god is only an illusory bill of exchange. … The chimerical nationality of the Jew is the nationality of the merchant, of the man of money in general.”

The guy sounds like a /pol/ack, I can't wait to see all the sudden "WTF I love Marx now!" memes.

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Marx opined: “Thus we find every tyrant backed by a Jew, as is every pope by a Jesuit. In truth, the cravings of oppressors would be hopeless, and the practicability of war out of the question, if there were not an army of Jesuits to smother thought and a handful of Jews to ransack pockets.

With this, we see the truth. Karl Marx is an unedcuated, racist dumbass who couldn't even balance his own checkbook in between calling Mexicans lazy and Jews greedy. Yet even today, people still persist that his ideology will somehow pull the poor and disenfranchised up and it will be a perfect Utopian society. If your idea of a Utopia is a miserable poor Hellhole, than Marxism is just for you, but I don't like being poor nor do I like my friends being poor so I wont support it.

Inb4 "But he wasn't a REAL Marxist!"

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Serious / Trump Invites Duterte to the White House
« on: April 30, 2017, 11:04:31 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/04/30/trump-invites-controversial-philippine-leader-duterte-to-the-white-house/?utm_term=.1060b904fc03

Easiest TL;DR ever: Trump invites Rodrigo "I'll fucking murder your family" Duterte to the White House.

I doubt he's gonna try and raise his killcount while visiting but Trump isn't exactly going to get any commendations for bringing him over in the first place.

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The Flood / PSA: Turn off your computer when you're done!!
« on: April 29, 2017, 11:25:01 PM »
So I'm going to get this out of the way: yes I fucked up big time with this but I was unaware of what "Coil Whine" was until it was too late.

So after I built my computer a little over a year, I had a habit of leaving it on when I went to bed. My reasoning was that purple noise (the sound of like an AC or fan running) calms me and helps me sleep, I also sometimes have a middle of the night piss and having the lights on the computer helped me get my bearings in the dark immediately so I don't slam my head against anything. So my computer would be on for months on end without interruption. This really didn't do anything other than increase the dust build up but I get compressed air regularly so that wasn't much of an issue.

A couple of days ago I noticed high pitched chirps started coming from my computer. I checked temps, and everything ran fine so as far as actual performance, everything was normal. The noise is just downright fucking annoying, It's fucking loud as shit and hits sporadically. After testing my computer running with various fans off (including CPU fan) and my video card out, I was able to pin point the problem being my PSU. It has coil whine and based off what I've gathered, once you get it, it doesn't really ever go away. The computer runs perfectly fine but this chirping noise hits completely randomly and it's so fucking annoying and loud. Basically if I want to be free of the silence I have to buy a whole new PSU, so now I have to budget a $114 PSU before Stormblood hits in June.

TL;DR: I never turned my computer off and now I have coil whine in my PSU, either I live with an unbearable noise or I spend $114 on a new power supply.

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The Flood / AMA Ask The Sonic Totem Anything!
« on: April 23, 2017, 12:07:46 PM »
Open up Google RNG, set max value to 999 then ask your question and post your first roll!



OH SACRED ABOMINATION! CREATION OF THE DARK AND AUTISTIC! I BESEECH YOU, ANSWER ME:

Will we ever get a third season to Seitokai Yakuindomo?!

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IT HAS SPOKEN!!

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Serious / It's Just A Prank Bro
« on: April 22, 2017, 11:12:08 PM »
YouTube


As much as I am an advocate for allowing content that really pushes the limits on Youtube, this is beyond skirting the line. It's not a controlled environment with just a single individual, it's a "family" with a child that is actually trying to live a normal life and this is nothing short of abuse, how Child Services has not come to the rescue yet is beyond my comprehension.

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The Flood / Picking a program
« on: April 21, 2017, 11:23:16 PM »
I've been thinking/internally debating a lot about it today, and I feel after summer it might be for the best to slowly go back to taking a class a season and get on track to finishing my degree since I've knocked out all my Gen-Ed classes. However I'm left with some questions:

-Will I keep the credits I earned from two years ago? It's the same school.
-Do schools ever purge inactive students?

If I don't have any problems with the previous two questions, I'm stuck on a choice of two different degrees.

A Technical Certificate in Film Production and an A.S. in Film Production. The first is slightly shorter and I can complete it faster but the latter I have all the gen-ed classes completed and I wouldn't have to leave my job at the end to get the degree. I'm really torn on choosing one; I don't really want to be in a position of leaving the company but I kind of want to get it over with.

What would you guys suggest?

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The Flood / Chris-Chan is selling his old shirt for $25k
« on: April 21, 2017, 10:42:55 AM »
This is some next level autism. Just like the Sonichu totem, how will his saga end?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Christine-Chandler-039-s-Vintage-Iconic-Stripe-Shirt-/282438324055

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The Flood / Always Knock Twice
« on: April 20, 2017, 12:10:20 PM »
YouTube

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Serious / On the subject of males in universities
« on: April 19, 2017, 06:00:23 PM »
YouTube


An interesting Anti-Feminism video calling for significantly more male representation in universities, and why it can benefit society.

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Gaming / Persona 5
« on: April 18, 2017, 03:13:31 AM »
I find it mind-boggling that with all the absolute weeabs on here no one bothered to make a Persona 5 thread all this time (or bump the current one if there was already one).

How is it so far? I might get it this Thursday, I've been waiting for a used copy of the steelbook edition to pop-up but a new copy has sprung up for roughly the same price so I'm holding out for a few more days.

I can already tell how my social links are going to go: Makoto > Haru > Everyone else

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The Flood / Need to sleep
« on: April 17, 2017, 11:37:58 PM »
Gotta be up in five and a half hours to get ready for work. Literally the only morning shift I've ever gotten in the past five months. This is impossible since I've been going to bed around 2am every night since then. I've got no sleep meds, any advice?

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Gaming / ITT: Characters that remind you of yourself.
« on: April 17, 2017, 08:24:14 PM »


For me it's Kefka - intelligent, nihilistic, and with a wicked sense of humor.

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The Flood / Barron Trump
« on: April 17, 2017, 12:59:15 PM »


What's his endgame?

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