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« on: June 02, 2017, 09:49:11 PM »
Anyone else on here have trouble with this?
It's not so bad lately, but I still can't quite stop and it's really starting to drive me up the wall.
I've been biting at them since I was like, 10 or something idk and when I was in high school they were a right mess. Like full on bloody mess, it was like eczema tier. They've healed up fairly well, although I'm pretty sure I fucked the nerves in my fingertips from doing it but at least it's kinda just confined to my thumbs now.
Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated for fairly obvious reasons.
or go ew gross and close the thread, it's all good
I'm afraid I have some bad news for you all.
Sandtrap has passed away, two nights ago. He asked me to make this thread when the time came, unfortunately he knew he was on the out so he was preparing for it.
He's given me this to post alongside the thread, have a read if you wish.
He was a good man, I'm gonna miss him.
Got some words to say to you sep7agon. If Psyche is posting this it means I'm dead.
« on: March 11, 2017, 12:07:16 PM »
I was doing the rounds on youtube watching gordon ramsay scream at some poor souls and there was a video on caviar, kinda interesting but a bit 'ew' the way they farmed it.
Scrolling down I found this little exchange between two very vocal characters discussing what caviar is and what it tastes like. Give it a read although I'd say it's NSFW given the type of language they use to describe one another.
I imagine most of you have at some point or another, but have any of you had a lot of stress whilst trying to study? Either recently or a few years ago.
This last month has driven me up the wall, to put it mildly. The workload isn't the issue, thankfully. It's just the other pressures that are starting to make me crack.
Studying from home is a great convenience, but it's a double-edged sword for a lot of things. The biggest one that triggers the fuck out of me is distractions. Family, Pets, Deliveries and Phonecalls all the god damned time. Maybe it's that my patience for them has tanked, or this last month has been fucking insanity.
I could easily go off on one about my useless faggot siblings doing jackshit around the house, but I'd rather keep this brief.
I'm getting close to the point of quitting my job to move to my grandparents house to get away from the distractions while I finish my degree.
Do any of you have advice, suggestions or anything that might help to do with this?
I am open to shooting the lot of them btw, but since this is >england it'd have to be with a nerf gun.
Trouble is, I don't want one made out of that ghastly fabric material OR one made out of shitty hologram plastic.
Stuff makes my skin crawl whenever I touch it.
The last mat I had was fine, it was a brite-mat made out of cardboard so I got another one but the design on it sends the mouse spazzing all over the damn place in certain areas.
Anyone know of a good mousemat brand/type that has a nice flat texture to it? Like, no noise if you scratch it (the best I can describe it).
Communist seems much more harsh. Under all the countries that used the term communist, an estimated 40 million under perished under the rule of Stalin. Millions more also died under the Chinese, Korean, and Cambodian Communist governments.
Far less people have died under fascist governments, fact.
It also brings about why we look at Nazi Germany so harshly yet never discuss the far greater atrocities committed by Stalin, but I presume because of the influence of George Soros over the public and government
« on: November 30, 2016, 11:24:27 AM »
A man in the Netherlands has been allowed to die because he could no longer carry on living as an alcoholic.
What do you make of this?
I can kind of sympathise with the argument that when a person has been unable to be treated for a significant period of time for something like this, the option shouldn't be denied to them.
The thing his brother said stood out
I am just glad my brother did not have to jump in front of a train or live a few more years in agony before dying of his abuse.
Is it more humane to allow someone to die properly, rather than trying to treat them until a bloody end?
Or is it wrong to give up on trying to help someone to get better?
Then you also have fairly unethical treatment options, with a pretty good rate of success, as performed by certain russian doctors. I can't remember his name but the procedure is the injection of an implant that causes uncontrollable nausea and vomiting when there is alcohol in the blood (I *think* it's derived from rubber tree extract). So you essentially force a person to stop drinking through classical conditioning.
It's not a mainstream treatment because of the risk of strokes, cardiac arrest and a couple of other undesirable possibilities - but for last resort alcoholic patients, should something like that be attempted before euthanasia is available?
I've uploaded some pictures that I took in iceland, I'm not gonna do them all because >200 is way too much time for me to spend but hey ho.
Some pictures from the town that we stayed in, pretty nice place but you can tell it's an active shipping port.
The harbour (Hafnarfjordur = Harbour Fjord)
A restaurant we went to called 'Viking Village', they served some... interesting... cuisine there, the sight of a family of chinese tourists devouring a boiled sheep's head was er, unpleasant. The food was good though. They had this mural on the wall of the norse gods, which I thought was pretty neat.
I think it's Frigg, Odin, Thor, Freya and I can't remember the 5th but it's the one who loki tricked into shooting his brother with mistletoe.
A spoopy church by the harbour we walked past
Some ducks, sadly not psyducks though.
The Golden Circle
We went on a guided tour of some of the best places to visit, waterfalls and geysirs etc. Took a whole lot of photos that day so here are some.
This was the place that the original settlers turned up to discuss matters with one another, it was bloody cold and right out in the middle of nowhere so proper viking democracy tbh.
The standing stone that they used for the meeting place
The view was really something, just miles and miles of flat tundra at the foot of the mountain we were on. I think a glacier carved it's way through this place a long time ago but holy shit it's something to behold.
Cooled magma i think, with a dusting of snow.
First bit of ice i saw in iceland lol
This was taken on the way up to the parliamentary fields
Game of Thrones land
I can't remember the name of the place because it was a bit... long and runic... but it's where they film a lot of shit for game of thrones.
Some twat with his phone taking a picture of the view
Mount Tiufjethjaiher (Pronounced 10 feet higher)
View from the road
This place looked really nice, the wind was stronk though so the house came out a tad blurry at the edge
Some pretty shit from the foot of the mountain
Some of the views looked stunning and the way the sun was setting into the trees was just wew/10
Gullfjall (something like that, meant golden waterfall)
Some pillock apparently lobbed a pot of gold into the top of this waterfall 1000 years ago and when the sun is out the waterfall glows gold. Yosemite has a waterfall that does this trick too but with a red tint.
But it decided to go full blizzard when we were there so i got a white waterfall instead.
We went to a volcanic area after the waterfall, if you've ever been to one you'll know the smell. wew.
It looked very pretty though. I've gotta find a way to upload the waterfall video and the geysir one because it's something special but another day perhaps.
And a few general pictures from the country and Reykjavik
The first settler
View from the hotel room
Cold as shit
A stretchyneckfloatydoggo, quite a rare sight
MJOLK FOR STRONK BABBY VIKING
That's all for now but i might upload the rest another day or later or something
Disclaimer: I may have made up some of the names of places because icelandic is absurdly hard to read
« on: November 19, 2016, 01:11:32 PM »
I took a bunch of pics and i'll post some of the best ones itt a bit later but yeah, ama me anything
Apologies if I've made this thread before but it came to mind again today so here we go
Do any of you have a 'thing' with your vision which slightly resembles this gif?
I can best describe it as being a blizzard of tiny pinpoint lights of all sorts of colours flickering across everything I see, they don't obscure anything I look at but they are noticeable if I pay attention to them.
Thankfully I don't have it particularly badly (I think) going by some of the other accounts, but it's a bit of a pain in the arse and a bit of a mystery as to what causes it.
Visual snow (VS) is the persisting visual symptom of seeing snow or television-like static across their visual field. The snow and static tends to be worse in the dark, but can be seen in all lighting conditions.
I check up on this site from time to time because as far as I know they are some of the only people actually researching it and they've published a study fairly recently which was a nice visual assault of neurological language.
The thing that piqued my interest with it this time was that they've found a possible correlation with tinnitus, which is something I do have (mildly) and I've had for as long as I can remember (same as the visual snow).
Posting this thread because it's interesting to me and I'm wondering if any of you have something similar and in the remote possibility that someone here does - do you also have mild tinnitus?
« on: October 10, 2016, 09:29:48 AM »
Today is WMHD which is all about raising awareness and the like, I'd say most of you are aware of mental health at this point so a better understanding of it might be a better thing to shoot for.
So post any and all questions about mental health issues in here and I'll see what I can do to explain them.
The usual disclaimers apply of course.
Only a few weeks until Battlefield 1 releases now, even less if you buy into EA's stupid EA Access scheme to play 10 whole hours of the game before launch (lol).
EA being EA aside, the game is looking like something special. Where else can you remove kebab as the glorious british empire? e.e
I'll put BF1 videos and news in here but this isn't some megathread type of deal, this is actually an anti-megathread to prevent one being made in the first place. I'll also be putting the BF1 server details in here when it goes live and we rent one out.
This video goes over the details of a new gamemode and the names/themes of the maps in the game.
« on: September 12, 2016, 05:00:43 AM »
A man is trying to solve famines in a desert region by growing a cactus-wheat hybrid, unfortunately being GMOs these whactuses grow out of control and kill 30,000 people before being stopped by a firebombing campaign that results in the loss of another 10,000 lives.
So by trying to save the lives of a hundred thousand, he inadvertently killed 40,000 with his good intentions.
At the time of creation the man had no conceivable way of knowing that the whactuses would go on to slaughter starvin marvins wholesale and he thought that he was going to help a great many people.
Should the man be forgiven or punished for his actions, which directly harmed nobody but indirectly killed tens of thousands?
« on: August 27, 2016, 12:19:39 PM »
Fair warning, the link and contents are not for the faint hearted. It's not ayy lmao gorey xddddd or muh childrens but it's just flat out disturbing reading to see the kind of shit that goes on and more depressingly how long it has been going on for unabated.
A little while back Chally (I think, maybe door or mordo) posted a memey thread here about cultural relativity and it linked this screenshot extract from a paper on aboriginal 'killer mothers' and it was pretty unpleasant reading to say the least.
Being bored after work today prompted me to look for the source and I almost wish I hadn't, but it did bring up interesting points mixed in with the pages and pages of atrocities that are a part of indigenous life (In certain places, mostly Oceania from the looks of it, but Africa isn't exactly clean either).
To give a short summary without the colourful descriptions of the abuse itself, the author suggests that part of the reason for the failure to transition beyond subsistence living is in part due to a failure (understatement) to form any sort of meaningful bonds within these tribes. Mothers abuse and murder their children, traumatising surviving siblings in the process who then go on to (shock horror) develop severe mental issues which are then replicated onto the next generation in a pretty much perfect example of abusive vampirism (transmitting abuse from one generation to the next by repeating the patterns of abuse they experienced). This leaves the tribe as a whole unable to rally behind a leader or chief as such, due to the rampant schizoid disorders induced in the tribal population (paranoid, delusional, psychotic, violent).
The general idea being that these tribes remain trapped in this sort of living hell where abuse is the norm to receive and perpetrate and because of the isolation and small initial populations it has become endemic. They haven't been able to progress far in the technology tree (Guns, Germs and Steel points aside) because these tribes are essentially just going through a groundhog day of horrors for the last 750,000 years.
If anyone feels like reading it, it's fairly long and utterly despicable but it's not just some memer slagging off tree dwellers for the sake of it. It's well cited and seems pretty considered. So yeah, bit of a change of pace from the usual
Brexit -> Trump -> Economics -> Russia -> Islam cycle of serious
Any thoughts on the paper?
Bonus question for consideration; making the assumption that the things described in this paper are accurate, do you think that it is right or wrong for a more developed culture to intervene in things to stop this cycle from repeating itself?
(Preferably in a better manner than blackbird hunting and reservations)
Simple thread to gauge how interested in BF1 people are, the release is two months away now and the open beta is coming out on the 30th/31st so I'm curious to see how many septagooks will be playing it (particularly on the xbone).
This post was sponsored by EA Ronku ayy lmao gib moni pls
« on: July 27, 2016, 02:38:14 PM »
Sep7agon's Ark: Survival Evolved Server!
What is Ark?
A game where you hunt, tame and ride dinosaurs and prehistoric beasts. You also beat up your friends, make them kill themselves by eating poop and occasionally try to sacrifice them to the fire god.
What is it on?
PC and Xbone, PS4 has a version in the works but I don't think it will be releasing on that anytime soon. We don't have crossplay at the moment but it has been announced.
Why does it look like dogshit on the xbone free trial?
Because it's a terrible way to demonstrate it, slicing off a tiny 5gb portion of a 35gb game sacrificing frames and textures to show off mechanics isn't a great sales pitch tbh.
That being said it is an early access title and it's rough around the edges, but it's a great game and I've had more than my money's worth of fun on it so far. The xbone version is almost at content parity but lags behind for optimisation at the moment, it is getting better with each monthly patch though.
How much is it goyim?
£27.99 or $35.00 on the Xbone
The Server Details
The server will be going live as soon as possible, but estimated day will be sunday the 31st.
The server will be using the official mod 'Primitive Plus' which is due to release tomorrow, this adds a plethora of content to the game in a more authentic manner than the vanilla one in my opinion.
The vanilla game has electrical machines, fabricators, assault rifles and high-tech gear which I don't think really fits the game's feel, primitive plus is a content patch originating as a mod that adds a game setting that replaces the high-tech shite with a more indepth mid-tier tech game. It's about on par with medieval technology, but it's not a medieval overhaul mod (if that makes sense).
Game trailer for the upcoming Primitive Plus official mod that the server will be utilising
Details on how to access the server will be added as soon as I can provide them, but given that it is not set up yet I can't very well give you the access information.
Game Settings for those of you who wish to know (Subject to change)
The server will use default game settings apart from the following specified modifiers
+ Harvest rates - 2x (You gain twice as much resource from harvesting as vanilla, this isn't actually a huge amount so don't worry about it being game breaking)
+ Respawn rates - 3x (Painfully slow in vanilla)
Night time speed - 1.5x
Day time speed - 0.5x
(more daylight hours basically)
- Kill XP - 4x
(So that bringing down a dangerous dino is actually rewarding instead of lol here's three beans my child)
Tame speed - 3x
(Unless you like sitting around for hours feeding berries to an unconscious blob of dino, going fast is advised)
K.O requirement - 1.1x (uncertain, gotta test this but I want to make knocking out a dino slightly less grindy than vanilla but so that it still provides a challenge)
We have a discord for the ark server, PM me or post ITT for an invite, it will be used to alert people when the server is going online and to plan uptime/downtime etc. XBL party chat will be used for actual gameplay.
I'll post screenshots and video clips of our progress and achievements in-game ITT and I encourage anyone playing on the server to do the same. xboxdvr.com is a pretty convenient way to do so but sadly you can't embed it afaik.
Ark Server discord channel
« on: July 22, 2016, 02:52:57 PM »
Reason I'm asking is that in a few weeks time, I'll be setting up a dedicated server for it on the xbone to play with friends on and I'm wondering if anyone here would like to play on it.
The exact map/settings and the like are to be determined but yeh, any interest?
A mural in Melbourne apparently proclaiming "the death" of Taylor Swift has been painted over.
I'm facing a lovely choice this month with what I do for the next year at university and I could do with any suggestions or thoughts you guys may have.
Short summary for those who might not already know
I'm doing a pseudoscience degree (psychology) through the UK's online/distance university, partly because it's cheaper by a significant margin (plus very low living costs and being able to work whilst studying) and partly because when I was going to start a degree I was a pretty unwell creature.
A typical psychology degree takes 3 years, this one is projected at four years because of the way they set up the introductory year (broken into a waste of 9 months and a psychology 101 for 9 months) as two. So I'm already gonna be a year behind the average but that's fine by me.
This next year though, rather than being able to do the core module (50% of the credits) and a good options module (the other 50%) I have core and three shit-tier options.
-Social Psychology 102: electric boogaloo (The wasted Y1 was social psychology 101, I don't want half of Y4 to be wasted)
-Sport Psychology (Completely irrelevant to my career plans)
-Ethical and Methodological issues in research with young children (literally kill me now)
The one I want to do as an option is Forensic Psychology, but that's not available for another year.
So my choices boil down to
A) Do Psych 103 and Social 102, get it all over and done with and graduate this time next year
Which just involves 9 months of heavy course-load (fine) and utterly painful pseudoscience (not fine) but then that's it all done and I have a psychology degree.
B) Do Psych 103 and defer the options module for a Year 5 to hopefully do Forensic Psychology
This means I've got an easier next two years course-load wise, I can get more relevant work experience while I study too. The downside of course is that it's another two years at university, I'm already looking at another 6 years minimum before I'm done with higher education ontop of the 5 I've already done so adding another year to that timescale sucks shit through a straw.
So, any thoughts chaps?
Note: I am of course going to be discussing this with the student advisory team for my uni, but it's a friday night when they sent the response so I've gotta wait until monday and it's bothering me an awful lot.
I know 15 minutes is a long time for people so I'll tl;dw it but if you are interested in the gaming market/digital games as a whole you should probably give this a look.
G2A is making a lot of money off of credit card fraud via the resellers and it's hurting online retailers/devs/publishers. Most of you won't give a shit about the big three screaming like it's anudda shoah, but the bit that matters for normal folks is that the keys on G2A seem to be getting ganked more and more often by publishers (as they are stolen keys) so if you use it frequently, you might want to be a little more careful about purchases there.
Fallout 3 was good, Skyrim still sets a funky-ass benchmark fo' modern games, n' Fallout 4 looks ta be packed wit a obscene amount of content. I be gettin pretty sick of these mopey threadz poppin' off bout how tha fuck shitty Fallout 3 was supposed ta be, how tha fuck borin Skyrim is (hint: if you bugged out up in Skyrim, you a funky-ass borin fuckin thug n' there be a no fixin that), n' how tha fuck supposedly shitty Fallout 4 will be.
Da irony is dat most of these playas now frontin Skyrim is shallow can look fondly at they 200+ minutez of adventurin up in a still-true technical benchmark wit genre-definin mechanics. It aint nuthin but just silly. Right back up in yo muthafuckin ass. Skyrim is, without debate, a ridiculously detailed, expansive, content-filled n' organic game. Therez a reason dat da most thugged-out shitty partz of tha game is tha scripted rap pieces, n' thatz cuz tha game straight-up succeedz at bein open-world n' playa-driven. I aint talkin' bout chicken n' gravy biatch. I aint even shizzle what tha fuck tha "depth of a puddle" is referrin to. Right back up in yo muthafuckin ass. Surely it aint poppin' off bout tha lore available up in tha game, or tha hundredz of straight-up optionizzle locations, hundredz of quests followed by procedurally generated quests, or tha thorough craftin system, biatch? Of course, tha game aint a cold-ass lil character-driven vidya novella a la Witcher yo, but tha series never fronts ta be such. It aint nuthin but a giant fuckin ghetto wit tonz of shiznit ta do n' tonz of lore ta uncover, n' it kicks ass at dat shit.
« on: June 06, 2016, 12:21:49 PM »
CRISPR - get to know this acronym. It's good to know the name of something that could change your future.
But the bit that annoyed me was this
But this research rings ethical alarms bells for Marcy Darnovsky of San Francisco's Center for Genetics and Society.
God forbid people create stronger, healthier, disease-resistant children if they can afford it.
You know when only rich people could have cars? Yeah. Look outside nowadays.
CRISPR isn't all that expensive either (relatively), so bollocks to their socialist whining.
The bit that really annoyed me though was the echoberg howling about how this might bring on anudda shoah. We already practice eugenics when parents abort downs children or those with CF, but using this to alter the child to be healthy instead of just playing scrambled eggs in the womb is apparently (((((((((((unethical))))))))))).