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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #1035 on: January 31, 2020, 03:54:42 PM »


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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #1036 on: January 31, 2020, 09:33:40 PM »
wow, didn't think there'd ever be audio from this saga (i recall reading statements from Depp's friends who had visited the house the same day of the alleged abuse (contradicting Amber's claims of being the victim))


https://twitter.com/winonasrider/status/1223371981296455680 (there's a 2nd clip in the thread below)

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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #1037 on: February 01, 2020, 01:42:24 AM »
 :lolsign:

God damn. It's like I fell into the twilight zone and I'm hearing one of my bat-shit crazy ex's argue about shit I caught her doing but she insists on stubbornly denying it anyway. After hearing 5 seconds of that, I can tell you with 100% certainty, she's a "psycho girlfriend". But I still can't say "poor Johnny Depp." The dudes like 55 or some shit, has covered himself in the dumbest looking tattoos that look like some kid put 50 different rub-on removable tattoos all over him, and he buys 10 grand custom Les Pauls that he can't even fucking play worth a shit. And for some reason, assholes like Joe Perry and Alice Cooper think he's worth being in a shitty band with. Fuck them. And fuck him. :D
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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #1040 on: February 09, 2020, 03:40:57 PM »
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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #1041 on: February 11, 2020, 02:00:25 PM »
This new learning amazes me Sir Bedevere. Explain to me again how sheep’s bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes.


https://www.reddit.com/r/TerminallyStupid/comments/f1kbvd/i_dont_really_have_any_words_to_express_how/

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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #1042 on: February 11, 2020, 05:06:03 PM »
 :WTF: :lolsign:
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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #1043 on: February 11, 2020, 11:52:22 PM »
OH FOR FUCK'S SAKE!

When you see those ridiculous warning labels on things like jugs of chlorine bleach that say, "DO NOT DRINK."... THESE PEOPLE are why they do that.
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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #1044 on: February 12, 2020, 08:16:17 AM »
To whoever reads this,

Dunno if you're familiar with the Church of the SubGenius. But to summarize, it's an old for-fun but very much for-profit kooky parody religion that worships a deity called Bob. And... Yada yada yada. It's hard to explain, so read google for a better synopsis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_SubGenius

Anyway. If you ARE familiar with them like I am (I was a heavily participating "member" of it in my teens back in the late 90's), then you're probably also familiar with their nationally syndicated 1hr weekly radio show, the Hour of Slack, which is a mish-mash of audio craziness usually with some type of weekly theme. Dunno if they still do the show or if it's still getting national distribution anymore, haven't paid attention to them in 15 or 20 years.

Anyway again.... THIS FILM IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH the Church of the SubGenius. But... it COULD be. It's along the same lines. It's called "The Great Satan". It's just a mish-mash of a thousand or more old video clips of various things to do with the devil, "Satanic panic", Christianity, horror movies, etc. It's absolutely insane. And it's masterfully pieced together in a coherent and almost logically symphonic way. Kinda funny at times. And while it's just a mindless video barrage of religio-centric insanity, it's also quite a unique statement about just how nuts the religious right was back in the age of VHS.

https://tubitv.com/movies/475160/the_great_satan

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And while I'm at it... I gotta say, I'm loving this Tubi shit, man. I've been watching the vast amounts of 100% FREE shit on there way more than than the Netflix that I'm paying 12 or 13 bucks a month for. If you're into crazy 70's 80's and 90's b-movies, Troma films, and cheese cinema like me, this streaming service is right up your alley.
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« Reply #1045 on: February 12, 2020, 01:00:19 PM »
And while I'm at it... I gotta say, I'm loving this Tubi shit, man. I've been watching the vast amounts of 100% FREE shit on there way more than than the Netflix that I'm paying 12 or 13 bucks a month for. If you're into crazy 70's 80's and 90's b-movies, Troma films, and cheese cinema like me, this streaming service is right up your alley.

Nice  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #1046 on: February 12, 2020, 01:01:50 PM »
Would-be Jihadi, arrested before carrying out a planned attack in England, had TO-DO list for touring the afterlife.


https://twitter.com/gcaw/status/1227299258753257473

#10 - CHOOSE QUESTS TO EMBARK UPON

           

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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #1047 on: February 13, 2020, 04:33:51 AM »
Meet Allah was all the way at #7, behind meeting his family and friends.

What kind of western liberal Muhartiq puts anything before God? For shame! The nerve of some of these millennial jihadis. :ohlord:
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« Reply #1048 on: February 15, 2020, 05:52:05 PM »
I recall seeing some of this footage in 2011, but a lot of it at the time was pretty low-resolution video.

For whatever reason, this HD footage was posted recently.


In this video, the same camera caught both the initial earthquake, and the subsequent arrival of the tsunami at the airport:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk68bZ701s0


Tsunami arriving in the middle of a town. By the end, whole buildings are floating down the street:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_5-IF5cAvA


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« Reply #1049 on: February 16, 2020, 02:58:49 AM »
 :ubershock:

Those loose power lines flopping around and he's standing by a metal rail. Perhaps the power went out and those lines weren't hot.

I've only ever been though one earthquake. You might say Georgia never has earthquakes, and that's almost true. We have mountains, so there are plate edges here, they just aren't very active. I can't remember exactly when it was, but from what I see on Google, I think it was 2003. It was about 2 or 3am, I thought there was a loud truck coming into my cul-de-sac. Sounded like someone banging their fist on the wall as hard as they could and steadily. They said there was another one felt somewhere around here back in early Jan. Thing is, in Georgia nobody carries flood or earthquake insurance because it isn't mandated, and it's so rare that some companies just don't even offer it at all. Houses and buildings in Atlanta aren't built with earthquake-resistant structural standards like in California or Japan. If a big one ever hit here... this whole state would be screwed. Downtown Atlanta would be out of commission for probably years. The infrastructure underneath the city would be EASILY totalled, (it's crumbling shitty and in total disarray NOW) and any buildings that didn't come down would HAVE to be taken down to completely redo the sewage, power, and subway systems to be earthquake resistant.
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August 03, 2020, 11:37:31 AM
Shoutbox isn't the place for rehashing this. Here's the thread about DM server spawn farthest from 2006/2007:

http://forum.tastyspleen.net/quake/index.php?topic=2932.0

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August 03, 2020, 11:21:37 AM
but that's *NOT what the DM server is supposed to cater to

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August 03, 2020, 11:21:09 AM
It's not ideal for 1v1 situations, but that's what the DM server is supposed to cater to. Also, there are 7 other maps besides DM4 (actually 8 for the automatic mymap map between dm8 and dm1). I think there are more positives than negatives.

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August 03, 2020, 11:20:06 AM
It happens to better players too. I know I've been in first, or second place, only to die and spawn right next to the other leading player multiple times in a row, and having to dodge rockets in a narrow corridor without any weapons myself (other than blaster).

It's not the best for 1v1 situation

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August 03, 2020, 11:17:56 AM
I saw a clearly-new player earlier, and it spawned him like 3 or 4 times in a row right next to a better player. Instant death each time they spawned. I imagine that can be discouraging and frustrating, particularly when someone is trying to get a handle on the game. Spawn farthest would avoid this.
 

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August 03, 2020, 10:29:41 AM
Might be interesting to code a hybrid spawn function that doesn't focus on "farthest" so much as avoiding the few most congested spawn points?

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