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Random Babbling Thread 120

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by dmc, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. SlickRCBD Gems: 24/31
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    Well, the governor of Illinois just ordered everyone to stay home from work for the next couple weeks.
    It was a little late, I was furloughed from my job on Wednesday.
    They had me help show people how to set up the VPN from home, and then helped the ones with desktops instead of laptops to disconnect their computers and load them into their cars to telecommute. Then they shut down the building and furloughed me since I was just a temp-to-hire. Four weeks unpaid leave.
    Well, time to do a bit of retro gaming.
     
  2. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Hang in there @SlickRCBD Hope the gaming helps.
     
  3. henkie

    henkie Hammertime Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Well, they closed the border here, too. Well, not really, only touristic movements, as they call it, so I should still be able to get to work (I live across the border). On the other hand, I don't really need to, as I can work from home as well.

    Unfortunately, all this quarantine stuff also made the work on our house (that's being build) stall, which kind of sucks. Let's hope they won't extend the quarantine like in Italy, where it's already extended till end of april, I believe.
     
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    Things are getting a bit crazy here, but nothing's really changed for me. Still going to work normally. I was the only one there on Friday. :shake:
     
  5. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Man, there are some serious old timers in here. You guys must all be getting really old.
     
  6. Sorvo

    Sorvo Where's the nearest pub? Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    49 last month. Didn't think I'd make it this long! :beer:
     
  7. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I can't believe I've still had the 4th most posts of any member. I haven't posted here for years.
     
  8. Sorvo

    Sorvo Where's the nearest pub? Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Veteran

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    Not many people do anymore, they are stuck to thier phones!
     
  9. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    How is everyone surviving on lockdown?
     
  10. henkie

    henkie Hammertime Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Working from home is fine, shops on special rules is kind of bothersome. Kids at home all day for weeks on end requires some patience. Other than that, it's nice and quiet on the road, and fuel prices are really low. Food prices are up, though.
     
  11. Vhailor

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    Doing my part by staying in. Planning a video game binge with the new God of War, Need for Speed and DMC games. My Grandma is worried, she won't let me visit because she things she'll get something.
     
  12. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Wait, what? What's a DMC game? I MUST KNOW!!!!
     
  13. Vhailor

    Vhailor Justice is not blind, for I am her eyes Veteran

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    Its Devil May Cry, I like the game play but it doesn't have the best story. What does dmc mean to you?
     
  14. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    My initials . . .

    Been my computer based handle since the early '80's.
     
  15. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Back when they still used Morse code to transfer data, right? :p
     
  16. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    110 baud teletype terminal connected by phone to a PDP20 (i.e., DECSYSTEM-20) mainframe four towns away, using perforated paper. Those were the days.
     
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  17. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    This RBP thread started in 2015!
     
  18. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Yup, many of our most prolific babblers have stopped babbling here.
     
  19. henkie

    henkie Hammertime Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    It has been pretty quiet of late.
     
  20. ConjurerDragon

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    Quite well. 40% of my office building works from home now - not me of course, I still have to drive to the next city to sit in my office. Everyone is "singled out", only 1 person in each office room. Borders to France and Austria are closed for unnecessary travel, gatherings of more than 5 people are forbidden in public, most stores that do not sell food have closed (e.g. the bookstore I like to visit), schools and Kindergartens are closed, even playgrounds are off-limits. German efficiency showed when I was walking alone in the forest last Saturday to get some fresh air, only to see that yellow/white tape closing off the path to the forestplayground ( in the middle of the forest with noone being around.... ). That will prevent Corona from spreading if nothing else... :rolleyes:
     
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