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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #780 on: August 22, 2016, 09:28:57 PM »
It's evidently obvious. And the problematic problem is largely a big one.
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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #782 on: August 23, 2016, 07:34:37 PM »
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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #784 on: September 01, 2016, 02:10:34 PM »
A little action at work today.  I was saying  :WTF: when my building shook.  Thankfully the reports are that no one was hurt.


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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #785 on: September 02, 2016, 02:27:58 PM »
I lit a fart. My bad. Too many tacos.
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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #786 on: September 04, 2016, 08:01:38 AM »
Hunter is SW FLA came across this scene -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntJQDPRFeL8
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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #787 on: September 05, 2016, 07:51:06 PM »
"Dad" might want to read up on grain air suspension?  ;)


https://twitter.com/71WTF/status/755121905095569408

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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #788 on: September 05, 2016, 10:02:54 PM »
Jesus. Was that "attempted murder"?
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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #789 on: September 06, 2016, 10:06:29 AM »
"Any negative remarks regarding 'Harambe' will be seen as a direct attack to our campus's African American community."

http://reason.com/blog/2016/09/06/umass-amherst-harambe-jokes-are-racist-m



Dummies. Those memes weren't about race. But thanks to the Streisand Effect, they probably will be now. :dohdohdoh: :ohlord:
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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #790 on: September 08, 2016, 02:18:38 PM »
North Korea bans sarcasm.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-bans-sarcasm-kim-jong-un-freedom-speech-a7231461.html

Officials told people that sarcastic expressions such as “This is all America’s fault” would constitute unacceptable criticism of the regime.

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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #792 on: September 15, 2016, 05:16:27 PM »
"This is the most intense game of Rock, Paper, Scissors I have ever fucking seen in my entire life."


https://twitter.com/IHWCo/status/776536876849115136



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Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« Reply #793 on: September 15, 2016, 06:28:20 PM »
Meh. I used to do the same shit to my sister when I was little. She used to mash the piss outta my fingers in the gap at the bottom of my playpen, so when I got old enough to roam the house free, I snuck up behind her with a big fat red hollow plastic bat and Al Capone'd her over the head as hard as I could as she sat in the livingroom floor. Bitch was crying her ass off. She didn't fuck with me anymore after that, lol.
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« Reply #794 on: September 20, 2016, 05:41:05 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF-oSVCCqzU
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Sting sequence starts about 9:00

Kinda funky to contemplate the evolutionary process iterating over vast spans of time, slowly producing more and more effective toxins.

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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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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

Punk_FAS

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?
 

quadz

August 03, 2020, 10:26:44 AM
We'd tried spawn farthest many moons ago, but it seemed a net negative overall. At least for larger maps like q2dm4, where one tends to get spawned furthest from all the action.

In any case, we have a 1-second spawn protect shield, and it has been suggested if THAT isn't good enough, one might consider transitioning to Minesweeper or Candy Crush. ;)

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