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by storm84
07 Aug 2019, 13:03
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9111
Views: 1346786

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Wow, you are a nasty person! Taking the time to articulate myself isn't getting riled up, nor did I sit there stewing. I showed the topic respect by arguing the point of contention and only the point of contention. I like arguing ideas, but I dislike engaging with nasty people. I now know what this ...
by storm84
07 Aug 2019, 12:24
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9111
Views: 1346786

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Funny thing is that you can already buy products on the market that advertise themselves as artificial leather, or pleather and such. Where's the outrage there? There isn't because it doesn't involve the word "vegan" - it's the v word that gets people riled up. The exact same supposed "abuse" of lan...
by storm84
07 Aug 2019, 11:46
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9111
Views: 1346786

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Leather is product with a particular appearance and feel. The fact that it comes animals is only part of the way in which the word is used in a wider context. Again, artificial fur or faux fur are perfectly understood by people despite fur being exclusively something that comes animals. Why? Because...
by storm84
06 Aug 2019, 16:34
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9111
Views: 1346786

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

I think that in part arises from the vagaries of language and categorisation. If something has the appearance and function of leather, is it wrong to try to reference leather in a description? I'm really not so sure. If it was "vegan cow hide", I think it would be more contentious. We been able to d...
by storm84
06 Aug 2019, 14:31
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9111
Views: 1346786

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Foreign Correspondent tonight is about the wave of vegan meat substitutes that are coming out of Silicon Valley. Should be interesting. Personally I'm all for it. Competition is a good thing - it drives innovation and pushes up the quality of product. We all benefit from a push to make vegan food ta...
by storm84
02 Aug 2019, 15:07
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9111
Views: 1346786

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Friday? More like FriYAY!
by storm84
26 Jul 2019, 18:50
Forum: Movies, TV, Books and Music
Topic: ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP

The first one is a great movie (with a candidate for the best ever cameo performance in a film), though I don't know how they could keep the premise interesting enough for a sequel. Definitely watch the first film - it's coming to Netflix on August 1st.
by storm84
26 Jul 2019, 12:33
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Boris bubble
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: The Boris bubble

We're definitely in a new political paradigm. Trump and Johnson have said and done so many things of which just one would ruin any other politician, yet they are just quirks for them. Though that level of incompetence and being ill-suited for the job says that there's something fractured in the Busi...
by storm84
25 Jul 2019, 14:30
Forum: Movies, TV, Books and Music
Topic: RIP Rutger Hauer
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: RIP Rutger Hauer

His role in Blade Runner is one of the most memorable performances I've witnessed on screen. So much so that I was disappointed that the book didn't anywhere near come close with that character.
by storm84
25 Jul 2019, 07:38
Forum: Movies, TV, Books and Music
Topic: RIP Rutger Hauer
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: RIP Rutger Hauer

:(
by storm84
23 Jul 2019, 15:24
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9111
Views: 1346786

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Suppose that's the nature of supply and demand. It'd be interesting to know whether that's the current going rate for someone doing that work, or whether they're optimistically trying to get someone as cheaply as possible. Maybe they'll have to offer more to the eventual candidate, or see what kind ...
by storm84
22 Jul 2019, 20:09
Forum: Movies, TV, Books and Music
Topic: Masters of Doom
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Masters of Doom

The book is fantastic, though I have no idea how you can make a show out of it. So much of it is guys sitting for long hours at computers coding and eating pizza. Then gaming and eating pizza. It was all a very interesting tale of their personalities, but the events themselves are mostly unglamorous...
by storm84
21 Jul 2019, 19:02
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread
Replies: 4608
Views: 693775

Re: Mellie's Random Game Discussion Thread

Haven't had any time to game in a while, but managed to spend a few hours this weekend with RUINER. Really impressive gameplay, matched with a cool cyberpunk aesthetic.

Also played through Minit recently - it was okay. Cute premise, though nothing especially challenging.
by storm84
20 Jul 2019, 18:15
Forum: Movies, TV, Books and Music
Topic: The Witcher - (TV Series)
Replies: 20
Views: 4133

Re: The Witcher - (TV Series)

Looks interesting.
by storm84
19 Jul 2019, 19:39
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9111
Views: 1346786

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

I was just gonna wait until the next Pixel came out, but the OPPO talk here's giving me pause. Will have to research carefully for once...
by storm84
17 Jul 2019, 15:06
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9111
Views: 1346786

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

You USED to be able to disable (or remap) the button on the side. They blocked people from doing that 6 months ago. So now I'm locked in where previously I could opt out.
by storm84
17 Jul 2019, 14:41
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9111
Views: 1346786

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

I'm never gonna buy another Samsung again. The inability to uninstall or disable Bixby, or even to disable the button is a terrible terrible design feature. This is the kind of integrated crap I expect Apple to pull - I wouldn't even expect this level of nonsense from Microsoft. Next phone is going ...
by storm84
13 Jul 2019, 17:59
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!
Replies: 1199
Views: 230806

Re: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!

Mini wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 13:22
Age of Wonder 3 is currently FREE on the Steam store
Free is always good.
by storm84
09 Jul 2019, 15:43
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9111
Views: 1346786

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

On bin night, your bin would presumably be on the side of the road rather than hidden in your driveway. And that night would be the point in time where the bin is fullest and thus of the most value to steal. So in theory the laziness factor and seclusion that normally protect the bin wouldn't apply.
by storm84
09 Jul 2019, 13:08
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9111
Views: 1346786

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

What about on bin night?
by storm84
08 Jul 2019, 13:31
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9111
Views: 1346786

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

I got a Ryzen 1600 20 months ago, and I'm expecting it to be good enough for the next 5 years. Runs amazingly well right now.
by storm84
07 Jul 2019, 17:20
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9111
Views: 1346786

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

And the newest thing often comes with an extra cost that the product won't live up to.

Though if it were me, I'd wait tbh. I'm a sucker like that.
by storm84
28 Jun 2019, 15:26
Forum: Sports, sports, sports
Topic: 2018 AFL and AFLW - Tipping comp details inside!
Replies: 213
Views: 35693

Re: 2018 AFL and AFLW - Tipping comp details inside!

No-one would have predicted that the umpires were on Essendon's payroll. Seriously, if that went the other way, Eddie McGuire would be up in arms about how the league favours the non-Victorian clubs...
by storm84
28 Jun 2019, 15:24
Forum: Movies, TV, Books and Music
Topic: Masters of Doom
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Masters of Doom

The audiobook version (what I have) is read by Wil Wheaton. That is reason enough to listen.
by storm84
28 Jun 2019, 12:05
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9111
Views: 1346786

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

When I used to live in regional towns (not calling them cities no matter what they think of themselves), I never used to use public transport to get around. It was either a bike or walking. I think good public transport infrastructure is vital to cities, but I doubt that most towns have a dense enou...