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#8552 Apr 06 2016 at 12:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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That's the great thing about kids, we encourage them to think things through before acting, then they come up with solutions to their problems. Smiley: lol

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#8553 Apr 07 2016 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
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It was her idea. Smiley: lol

It was my night to watch them while the Mrs. worked. The requests to play started early and did not relent until I finally got the 40 year old box out of the closet and gave it a go. There's already been requests to play again... Smiley: rolleyes

I pray that when I have kids, they ask to play games I like, like Chess or Stratego. It's nice that you agreed to play Monopoly with her, is Risk up next? haha
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I'm pretty new to the game, but it's been my experience that (A) Praying doesn't work. (B) You'll bounce between believing your kid is a genius and retarded on an hourly basis. (C) They're there to kill you slowly. (D) Really are the best things ever, and I say that as one of the every person in existence who thinks they're individuals that insist they'd never have kids.

B is especially frustrating. "I'm so proud of her cognitive deduction skills but how did she get stuck in the dog door?" isn't even an uncommon question I ask.
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It was her idea. Smiley: lol

It was my night to watch them while the Mrs. worked. The requests to play started early and did not relent until I finally got the 40 year old box out of the closet and gave it a go. There's already been requests to play again... Smiley: rolleyes

I pray that when I have kids, they ask to play games I like, like Chess or Stratego. It's nice that you agreed to play Monopoly with her, is Risk up next? haha
Chess she's asked about, but I didn't want to jump into yet. Probably not far off though. Having games with luck involved is also good. People get less grumpy when they lose those. Her losing Yatzee is a lot easier than losing at pokemon, just to give an example. Smiley: rolleyes

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B is especially frustrating. "I'm so proud of her cognitive deduction skills but how did she get stuck in the dog door?" isn't even an uncommon question I ask.
In our house tends to be a lot of "I could probably do on my own, but that would be hard, and it's a lot more fun when daddy does it for me. Ties really well into (C) in my experience.

Also never though someone reading Calvin and Hobbes out loud for 3 hours straight would drive me to the brink on insanity. I used to like that comic... Smiley: glare
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#8557 Apr 09 2016 at 6:32 PM Rating: Good
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They say it gets drastically better
It gets less cringy, though I'm not sure if that's because it actually gets less cringy or because you build a tolerance. Not particularly better, and it doesn't really stop being preachy either. There's a Flash / Supergirl crossover, and it's kind of cute. Maximum Awkward Geekiness between Barry and Kara. Really, the only thing I enjoy about Supergirl are the little Easter Eggs it offers to geeks, like the whole Red Kryptonite episode is full of 'em.

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Definitely the tolerance thing. It got mildly better - a couple of scenes were pretty great - but overall the CGI, writing, and some of the acting is still ****. So far I'm just hanging on for more snarky one-liners from Calista Flockhart's character, Kitty, or whatever her strong, independent woman name is. Not only did the preaching not stop, it got stronger. Lois Lane's Latina sister at one point says: "I'd rather work for a strong woman like you than a bunch of old white men." I threw up a little in my mouth.

And it annoys me to no end that none of them know how to keep a secret. 10 episodes in, and Supergirl has already revealed her identity to more people than Iron Man. Well, almost. And it's not even cleverly written, it's just some stupid "Well, I'm Supergirl, whoops, did I say Supergirl? I mean, I'm a super... girl. Yay, girl power! No? Okay, I'm Supergirl, you got me!" And every ******* time someone criticizes Supergirl in front of Kara, she jumps on the box and starts defending Supergirl's actions, even when Supergirl was wrecking **** left and right she was all "Well, did you ever consider that maybe she did it for a reason? Maybe she's doing her best? Maybe, if I was her, I'd have done the same." Does she not grasp the concept of secret identities?

TL;DR: Show was written by a bunch of socially awkward teen girls who've spent too much time on Tumblr.

Oh, and thanks, but I never left.

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#8558 Apr 11 2016 at 10:46 AM Rating: Good
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Show was written by a bunch of socially awkward teen girls who've spent too much time on Tumblr.
The only two shows I really look forward to watching are The Flash and Gotham, and the last episode of Gotham was so cliche I think the writers just opened TVTropes and kept hitting random. I mean, none of these shows are exactly the kind of thing that's going to uplift the human spirit or anything. Agents of SHIELD should be picking up now that the next Captain America movie is a few weeks out. Arrow is probably the worst thing that appears weekly on my dvr.
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Oh, and thanks, but I never left.
Yeah yeah, that's how it starts. Smiley: frown
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#8559 Apr 11 2016 at 6:11 PM Rating: Good
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I gave up on Arrow after the whole Ra's thing. Haven't watched the second season of The Flash yet. I hear they brought back Harrison Wells, except now he's a douche, so I might just have to catch up on that. Haven't watched Gotham in a long time. Legends of Tomorrow is just crap from start to finish.

I'm not a fan of DC's way of doing series. They churn out way too many episodes, and it all becomes oddly bland after a while. I much prefer Marvel's approach; Daredevil and Jessica Jones were awesome, and Luke Cage looks promising. And I'm hoping they'll do another series with The Punisher - Jon Bernthal was brilliant in that role.
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#8560 Apr 12 2016 at 8:24 AM Rating: Good
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Haven't watched Gotham in a long time.
If you ignore all the Bruce and the Gordon relationship stuff it's actually quite good. Nice and dark. Especially the Penguin and Nygma stuff.
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I'm not a fan of DC's way of doing series.
The difference is that the DC stuff is made for network television and stuff like Daredevil and Jessica Jones are, well, Netflix. They have to aim at as broad a demographic as possible to gather ratings and have to follow certain guides to offend as few people as possible. The channel they air on is basically one relationship show after another, though there are a few shows that are amusing. Flash and iZombie are ... well, the only two I can tolerate, and The Felicity Show Arrow is just painful to watch. DD and JJ can get away with a lot more and don't have to really worry about weekly ratings since the whole season is released all at once.
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Jon Bernthal was brilliant in that role.
Yes. Yes he was. Didn't like the Elektra plot though. The thing I'm most looking forward to is Luke Cage and Iron Fist interacting. Probably Marvel's deepest bromance.

It's weird that stuff I used to get mocked for is now some of the most popular media in the world.
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#8561 Apr 13 2016 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
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It's weird that stuff I used to get mocked for is now some of the most popular media in the world.

I feel like i was mostly left alone, but the times, they be changing! haha

I don't actually have Cable/Satellite TV, I might invest in getting Netflix someday, but I'm too much of an avid cartoon junkie, I don't have time to watch anything that isn't Sci-fi or Cartoons. haha
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It's all basically cartoons and sci fi.
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#8563 Apr 14 2016 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
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It's all basically cartoons and sci fi.

Well there goes my excuses.
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What happened to all the adhoc reality shows? Do we not get another Storage Wars spinoff?
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#8565 Apr 14 2016 at 11:44 AM Rating: Good
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Wasn't Storage Wars charged for being scripted and fake?
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Yeah, especially after the first year or two when they realized they had something they could print money with. Studio hiding blingy stuff, certain people winning certain lockers, outside places setup for them to take stuff to and sell it, etc. In the end it turns out, surprise surprise, most people abandon storage lockers for a reason (i.e. I don't give a **** about all my dead aunt's stuff so I'm just going to take the one thing of value to me and leave the rest for the company to haul to the dump or whatever). Smiley: rolleyes

Reality T.V. at its finest. Smiley: nod

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Much fun was had?
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#8569 Apr 18 2016 at 12:40 PM Rating: Good
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The part before the hangover probably.
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Been spending all day watching Legion previews of the various classes and specs.

Not really sure what my main will be in that expansion, if any at all. I like what they've done with Paladins, but I don't like what they've done (or haven't done) with (Feral/Guardian) Druids. I'm lukewarm when it comes to the Shaman.

And I thoroughly dislike the fact that we're being forced to use specific weapons. I've rolled all of WoD with a 2h mace on my Elemental/Restoration Shaman (because never forgive, never forget), but come Legion I'll be forced to run around with a dinky shield and a fist weapon. I mean, I can transmog the shield and fist weapon into something that doesn't look like crap, but I can't transmog them into a 2h mace.

Booo!
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So back to how it started? Sounds like a step backwards.
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Been spending all day watching Legion previews of the various classes and specs.

Not really sure what my main will be in that expansion, if any at all. I like what they've done with Paladins, but I don't like what they've done (or haven't done) with (Feral/Guardian) Druids. I'm lukewarm when it comes to the Shaman.

And I thoroughly dislike the fact that we're being forced to use specific weapons. I've rolled all of WoD with a 2h mace on my Elemental/Restoration Shaman (because never forgive, never forget), but come Legion I'll be forced to run around with a dinky shield and a fist weapon. I mean, I can transmog the shield and fist weapon into something that doesn't look like crap, but I can't transmog them into a 2h mace.

Booo!
Ugh, yeah the amount of pigeon-holing (sure, that's a word...) they've done in that game really takes away from it. I mean I get that it's easier to balance that way, and that you don't have people with idiotic gear and skill combinations, not everything is a hunter weapon anymore, etc. Takes away a lot of the fun though. Just isn't the game it used to be. Smiley: frown

Don't know though, probably should read up more on it, it's been a while. Brother is trying to talk me into playing Heroes of the Storm too, so I might be giving Blizzard another try.

Also, bring on the wrecking machine... Smiley: waycool



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I haven't read much into the expansion, It's still a shame we can't Tmog any 1 handed weapon into any 1 handed weapon yet. :-/
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Comes to mind.
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Spacebar hitting is fun though! Smiley: frown

For some reason this comes to my mind...



I'm pretty sure that's it at least, my sound isn't working at work. Smiley: rolleyes

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Comes to mind.


"Is be-a-coo-az the voices where pretty goooood" Why haven't I seen this video before? That was funny xD
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Are any of you strong in math? More precisely, probability?

What's the probability of drawing a prime number out of the numbers 1 to 50? There are 15 prime numbers between 1 and 50, but the textbook I've got here says the correct answer is 19/50, not 15/50. I can't wrap my head around it - is the book wrong, or am I missing something?
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Sounds like the book is wrong. 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47. 15/50, 3/10, or 30%.

I guess you could say 1 as well and put it at 16/50, my math skills stop there, or something percent, but it's debatable and not worth arguing. Still not 19.

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Yeah, I've been breaking my face trying to figure it out. I'm guessing they got the answer wrong, because I just noticed a couple of other errors, too:

According to the book, if it usually rains 12 days in May, the chance of any given day being a rainy day is 1/2. Now, I could go with that if we're doing a "can't predict the weather, so it's always a coin-flip" kind of thing, but then the book says there's a 19/31 probability of the day not being rainy, which is 31 days minus 12 rainy ones, and the inconsistency is making me throw up a little.

Also, apparently, there's a 12/31 chance of drawing an even number between 1 and 50. Jesus Christ, didn't anyone proof-read this?
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Are they from Texas? Because I could totally believe it if the book was from Texas.
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According to the book, if it usually rains 12 days in May, the chance of any given day being a rainy day is 1/2.
Yeah this is confusing. I mean, unless it's saying something like: "the long term probability of rain in on any day in May is 50% and we got 12/31 days with rain this year. What are the chances of this happening?" In which case you can figure it out. Maybe it's just poorly worded?

Or maybe just send the publisher a picture with a bunch of sad looking kids who just failed a math test and say how the book is ruining society's future.
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I've just learned of the false hope for a ship named "Boaty McBoatface". (Thank you ScrewAttack Podcast)

Article about the name if you're curious:
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/04/boaty-mcboatface-britain-democracy/479088/


I've just been uncontrollably chuckling every few minutes when I quietly mumble the name under my breath.
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I voted for Boaty. Smiley: frown

Then again I also voted for the new Green Apple Mountain Dew flavor to be called "Gushing Granny" so I probably am not the best at naming things.

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Rule #1 of democracy if you don't want to go with what people want then don't let them make the decision. At the very least make them choose between several pre-selected ideas to keep them from doing something truely idiotic.

Also:

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All kind of sad, I was hoping for Boaty too. Smiley: frown
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Jesus Christ, man. Every time I think I know what's up with my line of work, something comes along that I am not prepared for.

It was time for the yearly physical evaluation of the students. I was chatting with the healthcare woman at work, going through her evaluation of each student. It's the usual "has good health, doesn't exercise enough, has a good understanding of safe ***" etc. Then we get to the first girl, and the healthcare woman goes "has had unprotected sexual intercourse", and I choked on my coffee. Was not prepared for the "dad reflex" to kick in there. Not sure what else she told me in the following minutes, because all I could think off was ways to hunt down that son of a *****.

I didn't think my job would involve feeling like a dad all of a sudden. Next year should prove... exhausting.

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My first reaction was to ask how she found out, and then it dawned me that she probably just asked.

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Um, how old are the kids you teach? Smiley: dubious

Personally I could live without knowing the sexual history of my pupils. I mean knowing they know about safe ***, sure, good to know they've learned that. Has had unprotected ***? Um... yeah, let's skip to the next one already, and leave out the parts about her purple ***** and nipple clamps... Smiley: oyvey
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It's a standard part of the evaluation to ask them if they're sexually active. I teach 8th grade (age 13-14), so it's right around the time where they get their first girl-/boyfriends and all that stuff that makes my job much more difficult. The healthcare lady has to ask, because it's her job to make sure that the kids are physically healthy. She has to tell me, because it's my job to make sure each individual pupil is thriving. I was also told about weight issues, hygiene issues, etc., because we have to know everything about everyone.

Not sure how it's done in other countries, but teaching/education in Danish public schools is centered around creating rapport between the students and teachers. Breaking down the formal barrier is seen as an achievement, because it leads to a deeper understanding of each child's educational need. While I wasn't expecting to be told about first... encounters... in this particular case, it did provide an insight into her mood swings and lack of attention in class.

Meh, I could live without the information, but it's part of the job. Or so I found out.
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Well kudos to you, because 13-14 year olds are one heck of an age to have to deal with. Smiley: lol

Yeah, can't say the same degree of familiarity happens on this side of the pond, but that's probably more to our detriment than anything else. We're more concerned with meeting criteria and having kids pass tests for the most part. Not to sell the teachers short or anything, they're are some making a strong effort, but it's not the same really. We're kinda lacking in the whole education thing. Smiley: rolleyes
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When I was going to school we didn't have that so much as a penguin with a ruler. Yours sounds better ... the sex thing, not so much. To be honest I'd probably add you to the list of people to shotgun, after the boy that did it, of the people to eliminate for touching my daughter.

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I'm not a rational papa bear.
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I think that's a given at this point, more pressing is probably your easy access to the weapons. Smiley: lol
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Yeah, no, but the way you phrased it...

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To be honest I'd probably add you to the list of people to shotgun, after the boy that did it, of the people to eliminate for touching my daughter.


If you remove the parenthetical phrase and the redundant rephrasing of the first part of the sentence, you get this:

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To be honest I'd probably add you to the list of people to shotgun for touching my daughter.


And that's... disturbing. I'm aware that you probably meant 'touch' as in 'come into contact with', but that word sets off a serious amount of red flags and sirens in my line of work. It's the worst nightmare of any male employee in the educational system. ****, I have to watch my every step while in the classroom, because I must never come into actual physical contact with any of the kids.

Basically, we're branded potential perverts from the first day at work until the day we retire. Thank you, over-caring parents of the world. And I don't mean the shotgun toting fathers.

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"I would cause bodily harm to anyone that physically or mentally has any even vaguely intimate interaction of any kind with my daughter."

I mean, ultimately probably not with someone who is concerned and such, but at the same time I'd rather people be too scared to even consider it. Pretty much a "Wow, if he'd do that to someone who only had the kid's best interest in mind, imagine what he'd do to someone that didn't?"

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but at the same time I'd rather people be too scared to even consider it.
I think this sums up fatherhood in a nutshell. There's very little to be gained by us dads being "nice" in this regard. The Mrs. can always smooth things over if we go too far.

Of course this is America here, it's a culture full of people who do stupid things and carry weapons. It takes a bit more oomph to be sufficiently intimidating.


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"I would cause bodily harm to anyone that physically or mentally has any even vaguely intimate interaction of any kind with my daughter."


What about verbally? And what is intimate? Sex ed is a thing... stuff gets pretty tense during those weeks. Verbally, I mean. I assume we're talking "with the hopes of getting in her pants" intimate?

If not, remind me to wear Kevlar to the next parent-teacher conference.

Edit: This filter... le sigh.

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I don't mind the idea of a teacher teaching sex ed, I just feel that anything personal should be up to the parents themselves.
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You and me both, and I wish more parents were like that.

I'm not fond of having to handle the personal/emotional stuff. Never was good at that, which is why I'm teaching the older kids instead of the crybabies in primary school. Can't avoid it, though, because hormones. Also, because some parents are self-centered a**holes who care more about themselves than their kids. We're a neutral third party in all of this, so they come to us with a lot of the stuff that they're too afraid to go to their parents with. Obviously, the parents eventually find out, because, you know, we have to tell them... but the illusion of trust persists and so they keep coming. Unfortunately, a lot of parents also come to us with their emotional stuff... kind of annoying. It's like being a shrink, but for way less money.

That said, I'd rather not want to know about my students' sexual activities. It's pretty difficult to look someone in the eye and explain trigonometry to them when you know those kinds of details about them. It's bad enough when you overhear them talking about stuff because they don't know you're there. Some things cannot be unheard.

Edited, May 3rd 2016 9:54pm by Mazra
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#8601 May 03 2016 at 4:44 PM Rating: Good
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so the new season of thrones has been insane

was on the mainland for a week or so, was cold. that is all
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