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#1402 Oct 14 2013 at 4:22 PM Rating: Good
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If only people came with ideas, you can work with that. It's the vague terms with no explanation that I have trouble dealing with.

"I want it to be more fun", "It's just not quite right yet", "I want it to pop more", "It's not grabbing me yet" etc. etc.
And when you try to get more clarification you get blank stares.



Imagine if someone came to you asking you to analyze some proteins but when you ask what sort/which ones they just shrug and say something along the lines of "I dunno, the right ones".
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#1403 Oct 14 2013 at 4:26 PM Rating: Good
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I've avoided biochem for all of my degree, I choose a quantum project and then they fling biochem at me.

Actually, the protein applications stuff is still better than figuring out how this is supposed to apply to other categories, like "nanotech"... Smiley: lol
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#1404 Oct 14 2013 at 4:27 PM Rating: Good
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Man, if funding bodies just gave us money to do "whatever" science would be so much nicer.
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Man, if funding bodies just gave us money to do "whatever" science would be so much nicer.
There'd be monsters and doomsday machines everywhere.
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
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Man, if funding bodies just gave us money to do "whatever" science would be so much nicer.
There'd be monsters and doomsday machines everywhere.
And much less "try to throw in something about cancer in the application, it makes it much more likely to be accepted." Smiley: lol
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#1407 Oct 14 2013 at 5:03 PM Rating: Good
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We've just barely got two way wristwatch communicators. Slackers. Smiley: motz

Edited, Oct 14th 2013 7:11pm by lolgaxe
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#1408 Oct 15 2013 at 12:38 AM Rating: Good
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I don't care about making stuff for people, I just want to do maths and get paid for it.

19th century science culture was so cool in that way. It was also barred to poor people, though, I guess.
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So today I learned that mouse blood is rather sticky and hard to get out of fur.
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#1410 Oct 15 2013 at 9:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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Awww! Kitty brought you a treat? Smiley: smile
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#1411 Oct 15 2013 at 10:14 AM Rating: Good
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Quite the contrary, a mouse had gotten into my house and the cat caught it and took it outside. It kept him entertained for a good hour but then he came back inside with blood all over his chest and paws wanting to cuddle.
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#1412 Oct 15 2013 at 10:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well on the bright side, at least it took it outside. I can't imagine blood comes out of carpet very well. At least if main stream cinema is to be believed.
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#1413 Oct 15 2013 at 11:22 AM Rating: Good
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The cat's fur is the closest thing to carpet I have in my house...
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#1414 Oct 15 2013 at 11:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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Doesn't the floor get cold?
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The FLOOR never gets OLD!

Oh, cold... Right. Never mind.
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Doesn't the floor get cold?
That's why they often move to sleeping on top of some cabinets. Still the closest thing I have to a carpet. Smiley: lol
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#1417 Oct 15 2013 at 2:57 PM Rating: Good
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So I got three emails from the Cavendish today. I think I might have found a PhD supervisor by accident. Smiley: lol
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#1418 Oct 15 2013 at 6:07 PM Rating: Good
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
So today I learned that mouse blood is rather sticky and hard to get out of fur.
Human blood is the same.
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So today I learned that mouse blood is rather sticky and hard to get out of fur.
Human blood is the same.


thats why i had mine removed
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#1420 Oct 16 2013 at 2:50 AM Rating: Good
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So today I learned that mouse blood is rather sticky and hard to get out of fur.
Human blood is the same.
So training Kitty is going well then?
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#1421 Oct 16 2013 at 7:10 AM Rating: Good
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Sometimes I just stop and remember that there's a soldier who has a dog named Kitty, and it makes me feel better about the world. Smiley: lol
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#1422 Oct 16 2013 at 7:38 AM Rating: Good
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The fact that it's (growing into) a very large dog is even better.
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#1423 Oct 16 2013 at 7:56 AM Rating: Good
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I just have this mental image of Lolgaxe yelling "Kitty, no" as it jumps up onto some stranger. It's wonderful.
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#1424 Oct 16 2013 at 11:18 AM Rating: Good
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**** hell the forums are dead today...
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#1425 Oct 16 2013 at 11:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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You should start a thread about something.
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I'm in meetings all afternoon.

I'm thrilled.
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Created some files for a database search, acidified some digests and extracted a few others that are drying down now. Checked the QC samples on one instrument that ran last night, resolved a billing issue with AR (darn people forgot to bill one of my clients Smiley: mad), started staining a gel, sent another gel image off to a client who wanted to see it before we proceeded with the work on his samples (I already started that work, but he doesn't have to know that, better late than never right? Smiley: rolleyes). Now I'm looking up search parameters for two different projects I want to get searching before I send off another billing for AR to process and get to work on cleaning up a few of the digests that I did previously. However, I still have some time as those samples are drying down still, hence this long boring description of the first 3 hours of my day. Smiley: grin

Hope that works for you. Smiley: wink
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You should start a thread about something.
I would but I've been working too much the past 2.5 weeks, my brain feels like it's been fried.
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#1429 Oct 16 2013 at 11:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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in butter?
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#1430 Oct 16 2013 at 11:44 AM Rating: Good
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Maybe then it would at least be tasty, I'm thinking more something like motor oil and old grease.
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#1431 Oct 16 2013 at 11:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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Hmm, that's no good. What you need is someone with low self-esteem to verbally abuse. Unfortunately there isn't the constant stream of noobish hunters here that there used to be, that'd be perfect about now. Maybe you know a co-worker or client who's particularly meek and vulnerable? I'd say go yell at Alma, but he's actually been rather amusing lately.

Edited, Oct 16th 2013 10:51am by someproteinguy
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#1432 Oct 16 2013 at 11:55 AM Rating: Good
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As much as I sometimes hate my clients, they pay me and I like that. I think I'll just try to get as much done as I can tomorrow and call Friday weekend.
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#1433 Oct 16 2013 at 12:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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Sounds like more fun, you can play video games that way. Smiley: nod
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#1434 Oct 16 2013 at 12:22 PM Rating: Good
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I haven't really played any games in ages, nothing seems to really keep my attention for more than 30 minutes at most. I really miss the feeling of discovering a new world that WoW gave me when I first started.
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That's a tough feeling to recapture. Smiley: frown

Being able to explore in an MMO isn't something that's really supported as well as it could be. SWTOR always felt too confined, the stories were great, but you couldn't just go out and explore the world so much, lots of smaller maps. TERA was beautiful, lots of pretty scenery to find, but the storytelling made you hurt something cute, and once the novelty of the combat wore off the game got really dull.

400 hours into Skyrim and I'm still stumbling across new storylines, which is great. The hubs of the world have gotten really old though, so I've been modding the heck out of them to try and keep them fresh. The freedom of character development and lack of variety in combat seems to keep me re-rolling, which means a lot of repeating the same entry quests.

Still nothing really is what WoW was, not even WoW of course, as that's barely recognizable at this point. Smiley: rolleyes
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I haven't really played any games in ages, nothing seems to really keep my attention for more than 30 minutes at most. I really miss the feeling of discovering a new world that WoW gave me when I first started.

You should get into Sim City 4 plus mods and design cool looking villages, towns, and cities. I'll bet, from seeing your work with RTC, you could make those guys doing it look like hookers plying their wares under the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Check the screenshots that accompany those threads for examples of what I'm referring to. You don't even have to actually build a city that works, lots of these guys use cheat codes so that they can concentrate on the design and not the simulation.

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#1437 Oct 16 2013 at 12:52 PM Rating: Good
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I'm tempted to give Skyrim a chance but I know I most likely won't find what I'm looking for. I'll see if it goes on sale on Steam so I can pick it up for cheap.


But really, I know I'll most likely never recapture that feeling of playing my first MMO. I had never been much of a gamer or played anything like it before and the only RPG's I had played were Japanese RPG's that are basically ran along a rail with little to no freedom. Couple that with being in a really bad time in my life with nothing satisfying or rewarding going on and WoW was basically the most magical feeling ever.

Edit: I've got my creative fix covered with RCT3 when I need it, although when you spend 40+ hours a week having to be creative it's no fun to do creative stuff in your free time.

Edited, Oct 16th 2013 9:03pm by Aethien
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Yeah, I got Skyrim on a sale at one point. I'm seeing it for ~$30 now for just the base game here, and I know I paid less than that last December (?) when I bought it. It's certainly one of those games that encourages you to go off on random jaunts (really it's required, since you won't level fast enough by just doing the main story line alone) and discover stuff and find all sorts of goodies. But AAA title come with AAA price tag, even all this time later. Maybe it'll go on sale again once ESO gets closer to launch. Smiley: frown

One of my latest experiments, (God that's an awful pic...) I should really upload some of the more recent pics. There's some really fantastic looking characters and scenery in that game, especially with a couple of mods.


Edited, Oct 16th 2013 12:25pm by someproteinguy
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Steam winter sale isn't too far off so it could very well go on a nice sale then.

I'm still interested in EQNext but it'll be a while before that's launching.
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They have a firm date on that (EQNext) yet?
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As far as I know they don't even have a date for beta yet.
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Well that's disappointing. I was hoping to bounce on over to that game at some point soon as well. Smiley: frown
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They're still fairly early on in development because at some point they scrapped everything they had and started what they have now.
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MY GOD!! I just spent the most frustrating 15 minutes I've spent in a long time. Which is saying a lot, believe me.

I won't do the whole long explanation thing, even though it would probably make me feel better to get it out. Suffice to say that the 15 minutes involved conversing with two different bureaucrats in my state government. They have something I need. I have the necessary form to get what they have (from anyone or thing else other than a state agency) and they are telling me I need an additional form. A form attorneys draft, so I know what that form is, yet the first woman felt the need to explain to me more than once what it was, as though that would surely convince me that it was necessary. But it has nothing to do with what I want. It's like someone said, "What is the most innocuous form we can think of, that has absolutely nothing to do with this?" and then made that form a requirement.

And no, I cannot get the form, because it requires the signature of my adversary's client, and because it would give me the legal authority to sign that person's name on any legal document I choose! ARRGGGHHHH! I practically made the first woman cry (unintentionally and not because I raised my voice or anything, just because I refused to accept "that's the way it's done.") and now I actually feel badly about that! Imagine!?


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Got to love bureaucracy.
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Pretty much.

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Better ones, just because it was bugging me. Smiley: rolleyes
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I just have this mental image of Lolgaxe yelling "Kitty, no" as it jumps up onto some stranger.
I've found that when your job is pretty serious business most of the time, a little surreality helps balance things out. No less embarrassing during our morning jogs having to yell "No Kitty, put down that nice jogger!"
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Better ones, just because it was bugging me. Smiley: rolleyes

Which mod is it that allows you to choose cross-eyed during character creation (second screenie)?

Also, is it sad that I know exactly where she is standing in the game world?

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Smiley: lol

Well in short, I don't know. I'm on like my 3rd or 4th different eye mod at this point, trying different things out. I think the cross-eyed thing is mostly the lighting there (?). One of the mod bumped up the contrast for outdoor visuals, and there's some odd shadows at times.

And no not too weird, at least it's one of those areas that everyone will go past early in the game, and it's rather distinct. Was on my way to fort Amol to grab the bound bow book and figured there was time for a couple of pictures before killing all the bandits on the bridge thingy. If I was standing at the bottom of some cave or something in the middle of nowhere then I'd have to question your sanity a bit more of course. Smiley: wink
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