Saturday, May 3, 2008

[chat] Wreck

Chinese train collision reportedly kills dozens

How can two trains wreck? It's not as if they move independent of the tracks.
*Edit*: Apparently Train #2 jumped the tracks. Stupid Chinese track jumping trains.

49 comments:

Caleb said...

You'd think they'd be better trained.

_J_ said...

badum-tish

_J_ said...

So if you're trying to install Windows XP and during the initial blue screen windows install you're getting "pcmcia.sys is corrupt" notices...what the crap is that supposed to mean?

The CD itself is corrupt?

kylebrown said...

sounds like some sort of driver for the your pcmcia controller is shot. Do you currently have any PCMCIA cards in your machine when you are installing?

Roscoe said...

Banta appointed me to take over class if he dies.

Mostly because I have a curled moustache, stroking beard, and leather patches on my elbows.

_J_ said...

Downed Vashj tonight. And while that doesn't mean anything Vashj is really difficult and guild has been wiping for literally months on her.

But we beat her tonight. And it was awesome.

_J_ said...

When given the opportunity to do anything I tend to do nothing

They need to put that on a shirt.

_J_ said...

Found what is wrong with this fucking computer.

MA17 said...

If there's one thing I learned in school it's that I would gladly write 100 pages about religion, art, or culture if it meant I didn't have to write one page about government.

MA17 said...

The reason for this, I think, is that religion, art, and culture consist of things that people make up, and so to write about them, all you have to do is make up a thesis and prove it with what the other guy made up.

For example, I'll make something up.

"Red is green"

Now I'll write about it.

"Adam is colorblind, as evidenced by his 2008 essay "Red is green" (Adam, 1)."

I just wrote two different documents and nothing has been accomplished. All I did was pull a rabbit out of a hat, and then a carrot out of the rabbit. That is fucking awesome.


Government, though, it's all rules and trends and history and you have to know things and it's just awful.

MA17 said...

From my goddamned paper: "The most shocking aspect of Roman history is its sack."

I know I'm not exactly blazing any trails with "sack of Rome" jokes, but that doesn't make them feel any less good.

_J_ said...

"Government, though, it's all rules and trends and history and you have to know things and it's just awful."

And you know what the worst part is? All those rules and trends and history? Shit some asshole made up; other rabbits pulled from someone else's hat.

And since you weren't the one who pulled the rabbit? You don't get to pull out any carrots of you own. You have to go figure out what carrot Fucko the wonder Douche pulled out and then feign praise for his being Fucko the wonder Douche.

God damn it I hate Locke.

kylebrown said...

Myself, I choose not to write at all!

Caleb said...

Do you by chance mean Her sack?

MA17 said...

That is shocking!

_J_ said...

"Myself, I choose not to write at all!"

You and the people at Square Enix.

Heyo!

_J_ said...

Tiny Rant:

Reading about Mario Kart Wii I've come to a realization about Nintendo.

In games like Mario Kart, Smash Brothers, Mario Party, et-fucking-cetera the game is structured to base success not on skill but rather random chance. From Blue Shells to Random Star Awarding to random random random the bulk of Nintendo Party games remove the possibility of sound strategy and planning by turning the entire experience into a haphazard crap-shoot of random shit.

And I think that may be why I loathe all of these games. Except for Smash Brothers because Pikachu is fucking awesome.

And I know that Tycho and others have said this sort of thing before. But I just now really realized it for myself.

Also I think I dislike Nintendo. Because if you remove the nostalgia there's nothing there to compel you to buy their shitty products.

_J_ said...

Bear Mauls to Death Possibly Drunk Ukrainian Woman Who Wandered Into Its Cage

"Possibly Drunk" is now my favorite stage of "drunk". Hell, since Suzy broke up with me I've been in a constant state of "possibly drunk".

I'm seriously considering making "possibly drunk" my epitaph.

_J_ said...

Were no strangers to box
You know the box and so do i
A full box what Im thinking of
You wouldnt get this from any other box

I just wanna tell you 'bout my box
Gotta get you...IN MY BOX

never gonna give box up
Never gonna let box down
Never gonna run around and desert box
Never gonna make box cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt box

Roscoe said...

The hell is my problem?

I go, comfortably searching drunken webcomic shirts.. and INEVITABLY, I hit Achewood, and think of J.

I can't tell if he's "GodDAMNIT what am I going to do about my problems?" or " I am the dude who sucks. {back}--plus I got depression" or the classics " The Dude has got no mercy" and " Man, why you even got to do a thing?"

But.. seriously.. I'm nice and tipsy, and I don't see Roscoe shirts. Oh, Noes. I see -J- shirts.

bastard's stealing my blissful moron time, I tell you what.

_J_ said...

Never gonna give box up
Never gonna let box down
Never gonna run around and desert box
Never gonna make box cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt box

_J_ said...

I still do not get Achewood.

But I likes me some achewood shirts

I would like the What the HELL people shirt...but without punctuation it makes little to no sense. Where is the comma? Shirt need comma!

Roscoe said...

the lack of punctuation is the best part!

he's too disconnected to be bothered!

_J_ said...

But it doesn't make sense without the comma.

_J_ said...

Stargate Worlds Beta Signups Begin.

Andrew likes Stargate. Maybe Andrew would like Stargate Worlds. Though, I'm not entirely sure what the Stargate equivalent of hitting a womprat with a stick is.

_J_ said...

R -Type Command Pre-Order swag

That is an awesome little toy.

You can preorder from gamestop.

$40 for the game and that little figure? Tempting. Damn tempting.

_J_ said...

For a good time google retnoob.

My favorite entry came from urban dictionary:
"The World of Warcraft version of the n-word. Most players can't accept a world where the Paladin class actually has fun, so they treat Paladins like white people treated blacks before MLK. Sadism at its finest.

So you're a paladin who wants to DPS? Retnoob! That's like black people wanting to vote! Oh, wait..."

On a personal note? I really do fucking hate retnoobs because paladins can't DPS for shit. Why bring a retnoob when you can add another shadow priest or shaman to buff your warlocks or, here's an idea, just add another warlock?

And if you need melee dps? Bring a fucking rogue.

Sure, every raid needs to have a paladin or two for buffs. But you'll get more benefit from a paladin tank or healer than a fucking retnoob.

_J_ said...

Urban Dictionary is a wonderful place to research gamer slang.

The entries for "huntard" are delightful.

kylebrown said...

I disagree. I think any 25 man raid with no ret paladin can be greatly improved by a single ret paladin.

A ret paladin, among other things can

1) debuff a raid boss with -15% to all stats (including stam)
2) increase all crits made against a target by 3% (for the entire raid)
3) increase all damage in his group by 2% (I know it isn't much, but it is something)
4) and most importantly single handedly keep up judgements from all paladins by himself (IE all the healing paladins can put a different judgement on the raid boss, then stand back and heal, while the ret pally keeps them up for them) So a raid boss could possibly have as many debuffs as there are paladins, the best being...
- increased holy damage and 3% crit bonus to the target
- every spell & melee hit has a chance to restore some of the caster's mana
- every melee hit has a chance to restore some of the attackers health

I think a ret paladin is at its best in a raid. I do agree that there is no need for more than one, however.

_J_ said...

As someone who played an Affliction warlock for the majority of my raiding experience I suffer from the "stop stealing my debuff spot!" disease.

"- increased holy damage and 3% crit bonus to the target"

Piss on holy damage

"- every spell & melee hit has a chance to restore some of the caster's mana"

I'm pretty sure Shadow Priests have an ability which helps party members generate mana...I can't remember what it is called, though. All I know is that when I have a shadow priest in my group I don't have to lifetap nearly as much.

"- every melee hit has a chance to restore some of the attackers health"

Vampiric Embrace


I'll grant that retnoobs offer some benefits to the raid, as all classes/specs do. But I think if I were building my perfect 25 man raid? There would be no retnoobs. I'd probably have a Paladin tank for AoE pulls and salvation...but that would likely be it. I mean, for healers I think we can agree that we would rather have priests or druids.

_J_ said...

On the drive home I realized that a holy damage increase could help the paladin tank build threat on AoE mobs.

So i'm conflicted.

kylebrown said...

You left out the part I considered most important the 3% crit to target. This is for the whole raid. There is no group requirements. 3% crit for an entire raid is pretty powerful in my opinion.

kylebrown said...

If anyone is bored this weekend, Teenie is going away for the weekend and I will be bored as can be. I have a working grill and a TV and stuffs if people feel like wandering this way to keep my pathetic ass company.

_J_ said...

Hmm.

_J_ said...

I'm trying to figure out why Blizzard would structure some abilities in WoW to only impact a player's party rather than the full raid. Sure, it would be more powerful for a boomkin's 5% crit to help the entire raid rather than just the 5 people in the boomkin's party...but...I'd be ok with it being more powerful.

_J_ said...

I am sleepy.

kylebrown said...

I'm pretty sure it is just a balance issue. I can only think of a few things where you absolutely don't want the entire raid to enjoy a bonus , i.e. Shaman's tranquil air totem.

_J_ said...

Raid-wide tranquil air totems would be hilarious.

kylebrown said...

They would be more than hilarious they would be pointless.

_J_ said...

1:45 PM ET May 3: Bill Clinton - Warsaw, IN Warsaw Community High School, Career Center Gymnasium

kylebrown said...

I'm curious to know if anyone else is excited about FFCC: My Life as a King?

I'm excited to find out it releases on the 12th and I will just happen to be getting home that day and have the entire week off to fuck around and give it a whirl, before I start work on the 19th.

_J_ said...

FFCC:MLAAC

"My Life as a King is a fantasy city-building simulator in which the player creates a kingdom from the ground up. Starting with a a barren town consisting of a lone castle and a large power crystal, by using the crystal's power the player can magically place a variety of buildings to populate the settlement and draw in residents."

I don't think I would get any Tier 6 from playing that. And I've already played Sim City.

Roscoe said...

Blast you two!

I'm here, about to get my Tony Stark on, hit up Rich O's Beerhall, etc...

And YOU, -J-, make me want to go HOME? and YOU, KYLE, make me want to get my inneffectual Crystal Chronicles on?

Why must you introduce CONCERNS into my tiny skull!?

_J_ said...

You know how tempted I am to go to the High School tomorrow and Heckle Bill Clinton?

Very.

I am very tempted.

_J_ said...

Conversation from work:

Person: Well, I just got off the phone. Mexicans don't understand our catalog.

Me: The words or the pictures?

Other guy: Probably both.

MA17 said...

I recently watched that Nick Jr. show about teaching kids Chinese. You know the one. Jesus' ass, could they not find people who know Chinese to do the voices? Pronunciation is, I must assume, critical here, especially since there are no written words on the screen to assist in understanding, so why in the shit is everyone saying the Chinese words differently? I can't learn anything when the people on the show aren't consistent in how they pronounce things.

And what the fuck kind of language acquisition goes on in a non-interactive medium that only teaches one or two words a day? They may as well claim that the show cures cancer while they're at it, because apparently the sky is the limit for wishful thinking in Nick Jr. shows.

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