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    @tsaukpaetra said in The Official Status Thread:

    everything I need

    Relevant:

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    Yes, I do believe my code runs perfectly fine on modern hardware TYVM...


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    @weng said in The Official Status Thread:

    @pie_flavor I too have heard of using .net core for not-asp.net

    The state of documentation for anything developery that touches opensores anything is "if it ain't webby, nobody cares". I was afeared .net would go this way when they announced Core and my fears were realized.

    Except Java. Non-web Java documentation is remarkably complete, if only marginally valid English.

    And Java's Discord API is not nearly as good as C#'s. 😞
    Even Heroku seems to be heftily web oriented.


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    @jazzyjosh said in The Official Status Thread:

    @tsaukpaetra said in The Official Status Thread:

    Status: I r the dumb and overrode the == operator... Reverting and replacing the actual references with .Equals() now...

    Operator overloading is easily the biggest undefined in C#

    Why?



  • @lorne-kates whoa. Hey, @ben_lubar, I think I found a bug; Nodebb seems to be cross-linking with 4chan.

    Filed Under: Not an actual InCel MRA, but an amazing replica!



  • @magus It's brilliant in its simplicity, yet complex in its subtlety.


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    @magus said in The Official Status Thread:

    @dreikin I'll give you a bit of a demonstration of what those books are like:

    Rand began to gather power to himself. The power of the source felt good. It also felt bad. It felt like ultimate, seething darkness, and also like blinding, pure light. It felt like all the sweetness in the world, and also all the pain in it. If you took its power into you, you knew you could do anything, but the terror of losing yourself warred with that.

    As the power suffused him, his senses were enhanced, and the smell and taste of all the wasted things around him became strong, but with it he was able to more easily decode the meaning of the detailed embroidery on the merchant's pants. The embroidery was exquisitely detailed, probably designed by a Smlorgl artisan, the greatest in all the land. Anyway, that wasn't why he had gathered the power, so he turned his focus to the task at hand.

    Rand began to gather power to himself. The power of the source felt good. It also felt bad. It felt like ultimate, seething darkness, and also like blinding, pure light. It felt like all the sweetness in the world, and also all the pain in it. If you took its power into you, you knew you could do anything, but the terror of losing yourself warred with that.

    As the power suffused him, his senses were enhanced, and the smell and taste of all the wasted things around him became strong, but with it he was able to more easily decode the meaning of the detailed embroidery on the merchant's pants. The embroidery was exquisitely detailed, probably designed by a Smlorgl artisan, the greatest in all the land. Anyway, that wasn't why he had gathered the power, so he turned his focus to the task at hand.

    Rand began to gather power to himself. The power of the source felt good. It also felt bad. It felt like ultimate, seething darkness, and also like blinding, pure light. It felt like all the sweetness in the world, and also all the pain in it. If you took its power into you, you knew you could do anything, but the terror of losing yourself warred with that.

    As the power suffused him, his senses were enhanced, and the smell and taste of all the wasted things around him became strong, but with it he was able to more easily decode the meaning of the detailed embroidery on the merchant's pants. The embroidery was exquisitely detailed, probably designed by a Smlorgl artisan, the greatest in all the land. Anyway, that wasn't why he had gathered the power, so he turned his focus to the task at hand.

    Rand began to gather power to himself. The power of the source felt good. It also felt bad. It felt like ultimate, seething darkness, and also like blinding, pure light. It felt like all the sweetness in the world, and also all the pain in it. If you took its power into you, you knew you could do anything, but the terror of losing yourself warred with that.

    As the power suffused him, his senses were enhanced, and the smell and taste of all the wasted things around him became strong, but with it he was able to more easily decode the meaning of the detailed embroidery on the merchant's pants. The embroidery was exquisitely detailed, probably designed by a Smlorgl artisan, the greatest in all the land. Anyway, that wasn't why he had gathered the power, so he turned his focus to the task at hand.

    Oh no, I just died before I could finish writing the book!

    They're just such good books.....

    Thank you for saving me from a grave mistake. That is not the author I thought it was.



  • status poor, brave, heroic Tachikomas...



  • @dreikin It paints a very interesting and detailed world full of horrible characters, with horrible writing.

    Someone here likes it very much.



  • @magus said in The Official Status Thread:

    @dreikin I'll give you a bit of a demonstration of what those books are like:

    Rand began to gather power to himself. The power of the source felt good. It also felt bad. It felt like ultimate, seething darkness, and also like blinding, pure light. It felt like all the sweetness in the world, and also all the pain in it. If you took its power into you, you knew you could do anything, but the terror of losing yourself warred with that.

    As the power suffused him, his senses were enhanced, and the smell and taste of all the wasted things around him became strong, but with it he was able to more easily decode the meaning of the detailed embroidery on the merchant's pants. The embroidery was exquisitely detailed, probably designed by a Smlorgl artisan, the greatest in all the land. Anyway, that wasn't why he had gathered the power, so he turned his focus to the task at hand.

    Rand began to gather power to himself. The power of the source felt good. It also felt bad. It felt like ultimate, seething darkness, and also like blinding, pure light. It felt like all the sweetness in the world, and also all the pain in it. If you took its power into you, you knew you could do anything, but the terror of losing yourself warred with that.

    As the power suffused him, his senses were enhanced, and the smell and taste of all the wasted things around him became strong, but with it he was able to more easily decode the meaning of the detailed embroidery on the merchant's pants. The embroidery was exquisitely detailed, probably designed by a Smlorgl artisan, the greatest in all the land. Anyway, that wasn't why he had gathered the power, so he turned his focus to the task at hand.

    Rand began to gather power to himself. The power of the source felt good. It also felt bad. It felt like ultimate, seething darkness, and also like blinding, pure light. It felt like all the sweetness in the world, and also all the pain in it. If you took its power into you, you knew you could do anything, but the terror of losing yourself warred with that.

    As the power suffused him, his senses were enhanced, and the smell and taste of all the wasted things around him became strong, but with it he was able to more easily decode the meaning of the detailed embroidery on the merchant's pants. The embroidery was exquisitely detailed, probably designed by a Smlorgl artisan, the greatest in all the land. Anyway, that wasn't why he had gathered the power, so he turned his focus to the task at hand.

    Rand began to gather power to himself. The power of the source felt good. It also felt bad. It felt like ultimate, seething darkness, and also like blinding, pure light. It felt like all the sweetness in the world, and also all the pain in it. If you took its power into you, you knew you could do anything, but the terror of losing yourself warred with that.

    As the power suffused him, his senses were enhanced, and the smell and taste of all the wasted things around him became strong, but with it he was able to more easily decode the meaning of the detailed embroidery on the merchant's pants. The embroidery was exquisitely detailed, probably designed by a Smlorgl artisan, the greatest in all the land. Anyway, that wasn't why he had gathered the power, so he turned his focus to the task at hand.

    Oh no, I just died before I could finish writing the book!

    They're just such good books.....

    I read up to only about 8 or 9 before I quit (because our library didn't have the others yet), and that's just about the best description of the parts of the story from Rand's perspective that I've seen. He was my least-favorite character because of that. His struggle with trying to control the magic he was using, prevent it from overwhelming him, and keep his sanity became extremely repetitive.

    I mean, it started out that he was just simply more powerful as a male that could do magic, but it quickly devolved into him wanting to avoid using magic because it would consume him, but being forced to by the situation, then nearly losing himself to it, but being saved by someone/something at the last moment before he was totally lost, then the next plot bump appears, and the cycle repeats all over again. Even the continually downward spiral of Pact by Wildbow is more interesting than Rand Al-Thor's perpetual circling around the drain.

    I enjoyed the parts from the perspectives of the other characters a whole lot more.


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    Status: I think I have the rat getting a little more comfortable venturing out, time to start plan B section 3...



  • @djls45 I liked about two of those perspectives. One was because I like the trickster character archetype - plus he did some things because he felt like it, which no one else did in the entire series - and the other was because she was one of the only female characters without a Napoleon complex. Like seriously, there are maybe 3 in the whole series, and only two are major characters.


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    @djls45 I haven't read any of Wildbow's works besides Worm; is Pact bad? If so, are the rest of them any good?



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    Boss: Working with Americans is so much nicer. I got a nice professional outline, with everything they understood about the project, the suggested deliverables, everything. The <local outsourcing guy> sent me some stupid mail with a few vague bullet points, so unprofessional!

    Me: (thinking of how Boss conducts his own outsourcing business and how organized *he* is) Yeah, that must suck, huh.


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    Status: Deleted this from our codebase:

            if cmd_string is not None:
                cmd_string = "{0:s}".format(cmd_string)
    

    Yes, cmd_string is a string at that point when it isn't None



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  • @pie_flavor said in The Official Status Thread:

    Java's Discord API

    DansGame



  • @magus said in The Official Status Thread:

    Someone here likes it very much.

    Bootblacking?



  • @pie_flavor said in The Official Status Thread:

    @djls45 I haven't read any of Wildbow's works besides Worm; is Pact bad? If so, are the rest of them any good?

    I liked them. For sure, the writing improves as Wildbow learns and gains experience, and it's fairly clear with Pact and Twig that he's branching out and experimenting with new ideas.

    • Worm (Parahumans) is a superhero story with a downward spiral as villains and monsters destroy the world, with a tiny bright spot at the end.
    • Pact is a modern fantasy (with plenty of nightmare fuel) with a downward spiral as the protagonist tries to escape a literal demonic hellscape, with a tiny bright spot at the end.
    • Twig is a somewhat historical outlook if the Industrial revolution were biological instead of mechanical and the British Empire remained in control of most of the world. It starts off with a monster-of-the-week feel and goes with that for a while, but towards the end it very quickly ramps up to the major conflicts, but it ends on a very interesting (to me, at least) note. Again, the protagonist falls into a downward spiral as he fights to keep ahold of his sanity and personality, but his friends (and some enemies) help a bit with that, so he doesn't feel quite as alone as Skitter or Blake do.
    • Ward (Worm/Parahumans 2) is going well. I like the characters, and the end of Worm left lots of opportunities for conflict.


  • @djls45 Sounds like he really likes downward spirals.

    Which can be a good thing. Robin Hobb sure did interesting things after a downward whirlpool of despair.

    And then we have Brandon Sanderson, who, while he clearly has too high an opinion of himself for someone who writes every single book around a character with an identical archetype being tortured and gaining godlike powers, is still a good author.


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    Status: super stoked about the cloud cover today. We might get rain today. Then again, idiots don't know how to drive in the rain and freak out at the first sign of moisture...



  • @Magus Yeah, Wildbow seems to like doing bad things to his characters. Ward seems like it could go either way at this point. Everything is starting out in a pretty bad place (it picks up shortly after the end of Worm, though, so that's understandable), and there's lots of room for both improvement and devolution.

    I wondered if the rest of the WoT stories by Sanderson would be any good, but it sounds like he's the perfect match to finish Rand's story.



  • @djls45 said in The Official Status Thread:

    I wondered if the rest of the WoT stories by Sanderson would be any good, but it sounds like he's the perfect match to finish Rand's story.

    Basically. The author dying was the best thing that ever happened to that story. The problem was never the plot, it was the writing.



  • Status: I decided to go on spotify and listen to songs that have nothing to do with what day it is, to forget my sorrows for a little while at least.

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    I hope everyone who clicks on this gets the middle prize.



  • @magus said in The Official Status Thread:

    nothing to do with what day it is, to forget my sorrows for a little while at least.

    What day it is: It's my wedding anniversary. Not just any anniversary; 25 years. Unfortunately, being no longer married makes this rather less something to be celebrated.

    Valentine's Day went from being my least favorite holiday to my favorite, back to being even less favored than it was at first.



  • Status: Anyone who does booleanValue ? true : false should be .


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    @jazzyjosh
    That's a great emote of :kim_jong-un:



  • @izzion said in The Official Status Thread:
    @jazzyjosh
    That's a great emote of :kim_jong-un:

    *BLAM* HERESY!



  • @izzion I was thinking this:

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    But I guess the hat color's wrong.



  • @blakeyrat Mousing over it, the image is named COMISSAR, and the hat is red, so it is a type of officer in Warhammer 40k's Imperial GuardAstra Militarum. They are known for immediately shooting any of their men who break rank or show the slightest sign of heretical thought.



  • @magus Ok but Raul Julia as M.Bison is still the best performance in film history.

    EDIT: perhaps second to Nicholas Cage in The Wicker Man.



  • @izzion It's actually :commissar:


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @magus said in The Official Status Thread:

    Status: I decided to go on spotify and listen to songs that have nothing to do with what day it is, to forget my sorrows for a little while at least.

    0_1518626683473_adc32351-1c20-4af1-bb24-6e6cd2b60c3d-image.png

    I hope everyone who clicks on this gets the middle prize.

    I don't know, the Imp sounds kinda fun.

    I could do for a little tension release right about now...



  • @blakeyrat OF COURSE!



  • @tsaukpaetra That's why I don't wish it on anyone who clicks a dumb ad.



  • @e4tmyl33t For me, it was tuesday.



  • @timebandit said in The Official Status Thread:

    @hungrier said in The Official Status Thread:

    Status

    I won a donut

    I won a coffee.

    We should meet and share 🏆

    I won permission to play again.


    Filed under: But, as a Canadian, they did say "Please"



  • @dcon said in The Official Status Thread:

    @tsaukpaetra said in The Official Status Thread:

    @pie_flavor said in The Official Status Thread:

    @tsaukpaetra It's one of my most redeeming qualities.

    Have you cashed in yet?

    It's in bitcoin. So he can pretend.

    We regret to inform you that the exchange has been hacked and all your bitcoins are gone.



  • @anotherusername said in The Official Status Thread:

    @hungrier said in The Official Status Thread:

    @dcon

    👨 Do you come with the donut?
    👩 Oh you! Tee hee hee

    Is it a long john? Does it have a cream filling?

    Nope, it's a bear claw



  • @lorne-kates said in The Official Status Thread:

    I won permission to play again.

    Lucky you, you can buy another coffee 😛



  • @jazzyjosh said in The Official Status Thread:

    Status: Anyone who does booleanValue ? "true" : "false" should be .

    yeah. that.



  • @magus said in The Official Status Thread:

    Status: I decided to go on spotify and listen to songs that have nothing to do with what day it is, to forget my sorrows for a little while at least.

    0_1518626683473_adc32351-1c20-4af1-bb24-6e6cd2b60c3d-image.png

    I hope everyone who clicks on this gets the middle prize.



  • @lorne-kates said in The Official Status Thread:

    @magus said in The Official Status Thread:

    Status: I decided to go on spotify and listen to songs that have nothing to do with what day it is, to forget my sorrows for a little while at least.

    0_1518626683473_adc32351-1c20-4af1-bb24-6e6cd2b60c3d-image.png

    I hope everyone who clicks on this gets the middle prize.



  • Status: Today I learned more than anyone should about taping together expression trees in C#.



  • @magus said in The Official Status Thread:

    taping together expression trees in C#

    What can't you do with this ❓
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    🛒



  • Expression.Send(Expression.Constant("Dunno, man."), Expression.Constant(@timebandit))



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    @djls45 said in The Official Status Thread:

    I mean, it started out that he was just simply more powerful as a male that could do magic, but it quickly devolved into him wanting to avoid using magic because it would consume him, but being forced to by the situation, then nearly losing himself to it, but being saved by someone/something at the last moment before he was totally lost, then the next plot bump appears, and the cycle repeats all over again. Even the continually downward spiral of Pact by Wildbow is more interesting than Rand Al-Thor's perpetual circling around the drain.

    You might try skipping to book 12. Things get a lot different starting with the end of that book.


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  • @antiquarian said in The Official Status Thread:

    @djls45 said in The Official Status Thread:

    I mean, it started out that he was just simply more powerful as a male that could do magic, but it quickly devolved into him wanting to avoid using magic because it would consume him, but being forced to by the situation, then nearly losing himself to it, but being saved by someone/something at the last moment before he was totally lost, then the next plot bump appears, and the cycle repeats all over again. Even the continually downward spiral of Pact by Wildbow is more interesting than Rand Al-Thor's perpetual circling around the drain.

    You might try skipping to book 12. Things get a lot different starting with the end of that book.

    I can't stand skipping books in a series, and with how long it's been since I last read them (I don't even know for sure where I left off, but I do know it was before R.J. kicked the bucket), I feel like I should restart the whole thing.



  • @blakeyrat said in The Official Status Thread:

    @magus Ok but Raul Julia as M.Bison is still the best performance in film history.

    EDIT: perhaps second to Nicholas Cage in The Wicker Man.

    Filed Under: No, not the beesFENCE</angry-joe>!


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