Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby erilaz » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:21 pm

Zunu wrote:(Especially now with assigned seats being standard, eliminating the main reason to arrive to your seat early.)

Has that become the norm in NYC? Most movie theaters around here still don't have assigned seating, and none of the theaters I visit frequently do. Within my normal moviegoing range (East Bay from Richmond to Oakland, and across the Bay in San Francisco), assigned seating is extremely rare except in AMC and Century multiplexes. When I do visit a theater that normally has assigned seating (such as the Kabuki or the Alamo Drafthouse), it's usually during a film festival, when they don't have assigned seating.
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby resop2 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:38 pm

They still have movies?!
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby Zunu » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:46 pm

erilaz wrote:Has that become the norm in NYC? Most movie theaters around here still don't have assigned seating...assigned seating is extremely rare except in AMC and Century multiplexes.


I tend to use AMC quite a bit so maybe my sample is biased but I would say at this point that the majority of the time I go to the movies, assigned seating is involved.

resop2 wrote:They still have movies?!


I swear I was never on your lawn to begin with :-P
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby TotallyUncool » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:48 pm

There are still people with attention-spans of more than five minutes?!? XD

Not me! :fear:
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby Starra » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:43 pm

I don't and yet I still manage to somehow watch 3-5 anime per season... :fear:

Also, it got to 36℃ here today so that's wonderful.
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby Zunu » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:48 am

It's about 36F here today. Wanna switch?

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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby Moh » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:39 am

Zunu wrote:It's about 36F here today. Wanna switch?

Idk about Stalla, but I'll take it. :fear:
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby esm » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:47 am

It snowed a ton this past weekend. It's like 30°F now, which is considered nice for a change. I didn't wear gloves to campus.

Anyway, last weekend I went out for Szechuan food and then karaoke with a bunch of people. It was fun, especially because we got to order a bunch of stuff to share.
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby TotallyUncool » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:50 am

That does sound like fun. I missed a chance for karaoke a few weeks ago because of a schedule conflict, but I want to go again soon - it's been too long!
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby Starra » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:57 am

Zunu wrote:It's about 36F here today. Wanna switch?

I'll be getting that in a few months so no thanks :lol:.
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby Celedam » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:10 am

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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby erilaz » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:00 pm

^ I don't even need to watch the video, because when I was young, we did nothing but watch Monty Python, day in, day out....

AND WE LIKED IT!
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby Celedam » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:07 pm

It seemed appropriate, given the recent activity in this thread. ;)
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby Celedam » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:09 pm

Celedam wrote:Today I learned my flatware (knives, forks, spoons) is from a pattern that was discontinued in 1997, shortly after I bought it. Which means it qualifies as antique. Which means its worth something on the aftermarket for replacement pieces.

I learned this because I discovered today that I lost a teaspoon, and it'll cost me $27–35 (depending on the condition) plus shipping to replace it. One teaspoon!

I know it's silly, I can survive with one fewer teaspoon, but this is the sort of thing that will bug the hell out of me. I have a compulsion to complete sets. (I'd call it an OCD, but people with real, crippling OCD hate that.) So I'm spending the money just so I can stop thinking about it.

Ironic update…

Today is my 10th anniversary in my current job. My company has a semi-automated program for service awards (as opposed to my manager personally buying something for me), and when I look at the catalog of items from which I can choose, I see several different sets of flatware available. Decent stuff, too, but I don't like the patterns. So yes, I'm still paying $35 for one replacement teaspoon.

I've never been in the same job this long before, much less at a huge, multinational corporation, so the whole idea of receiving a service award is weird to me. I almost trashed the email as spam, before I saw the word "redeem" and wondered what it actually meant. That's one of the (many) problems with working for a big corporation: there is so much administrative spam — product announcements, management shuffles, division newsletters, HR policies, IT bulletins, and so on — that you reflexively trash most of it.

Anyhoo. Sunglasses, jewelry, designer purses and clutches, headphones, knife sets, luggage, cookware, appliances, power tools, lots and lots of watches (of course)… All decent stuff. Even a 19-inch LED TV. It looks like the price range is $150–200.

Hmm, I could use a weekender duffel…
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby resop2 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:06 pm

I am rapidly coming to hate Linux. Even with different organizations releasing different types of Linux, it seems that they all have one thing in common: no quality control. All of them release updates that break major parts of their systems and they couldn't care less.
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby Zunu » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:55 am

Dude just get a Chromebook already.
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby esm » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:09 pm

So I got an undergrad research assistant this quarter. She was helping me run an experiment, but she accidentally locked her stuff and the lab key in the lab. It was like 5pm and I tried to contact like 3 other people, but they were either not in the neighborhood or state at the time. I even tried contacting my adviser, who lives in the same neighborhood. I called facilities management but they don't have keys to specific rooms.

Anyway, I went into our main office and looked through drawers... which was weird because it's kind of going through our administrative assistants' things too (they both went home already), but eventually I found a box of all sorts of keys for the department. I headed to the lab, but then it was after 6pm so the building was locked, and I needed my ID to get in, but I left it in another building, and then I thought I was locked out of that one too...

It was all resolved after that though. We found a spare key for the lab and everything is good. My assistant wouldn't be able to go home otherwise because all her things were locked inside.
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby resop2 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:57 pm

Zunu wrote:Dude just get a Chromebook already.


Isn't that a radical paradigm shift, to have an OS based on a web browser?
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby TotallyUncool » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:52 pm

^
^At least you didn't have to pry open (or break) a window. That could have been :fear: :fear: :fear:
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby Zunu » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:21 pm

resop2 wrote:
Zunu wrote:Dude just get a Chromebook already.


Isn't that a radical paradigm shift, to have an OS based on a web browser?


If you find that the majority of your PC usage is web browsing, watching videos, writing or editing not overly complex documents, and reading email, and you are able to maintain a stable internet connection, then Chromebook works very well, although I'd recommend playing with it in the store for a good half hour at least. If you play graphic intensive or AAA videogames, do low level programming, or use software specialized for Windows/Mac, then it won't be good for you. The main benefit is that it provides a stable, consistent, virus resistant experience. There are only a few Chromebook models so the software and hardware just work. It's not for everyone, but because of the types of issues you have with Windows and Linux, it might be good for you.
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