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  1. Haha maybe I should have opened it up to Idleforums members.


    Ha ha, it's cool. You wouldn't want to explain why you invited a giant pirate penguin from the Internet to your wedding. :-P

  2. Hey I'm getting married Saturday, but it's at a beachhouse we rented in Galveston (from Austin), so I have to leave in five hours to prep there later this afternoon. I'm super nervous and also exhausted as I've been juggling preparations and school projects for the last two weeks.


    Then I get back and it's time to keep looking for a part time job!


    Wish my luck guys so I don't screw up all the lines I have to say. I hate speaking in public, especially personal things. Assuming I don't tell anyone, is it okay for me to take a drink before I go on?


    That's awesome! I'm going to crash your wedding, okay?

  3. I also beat Escape Goat 2, including the extra levels. I moved on to some of the secret levels and developed a strong urge to throw my controller through my monitor, so I think I'll take a break for now. That said, I enjoyed my time with it. The difficulty curve was done really well. I think I only had to look up solutions for levels twice. The puzzles are really well designed in that game.  :tup:

  4. I'm up for joining the fantasy league if there's a slot available. I'm terrible at LoMa's too, so you guys can use me as cannon fodder. Isn't that appealing?

  5. To my knowledge, there's really no chocolate spread like Nutella on the market in the US.  Nutella by itself is just okay to me, but as a companion to peanut butter it's just about perfection incarnate.


    Add bananas to that and make a sandwich with it. So good.

  6. The Gestapo never went as far as the NSA and similar organizations from other countries.


    I don't agree with that line of thinking. I hate what the NSA is doing to my country, but the NSA has never tried to indoctrinate me. IMO, what was separates the Nazis from other factions in WW2 is the crazy lengths they went to changing the way a large portion of the country thought. Stalin did terrible things too, but his primary method of motivation was through fear and intimidation. The Nazis seduced a large portion of an entire nation, and I think that is what puts them on another level from the rest of their contemporaries. It wasn't that they tried, it was that they tried and largely succeeded. While not excusing the NSA's activities, nothing the NSA has done comes close to The Holocaust.

  7. Not to mention military applications. Before Oculus the biggest investor in VR technologies was the US military for training and simulation purposes. When I met some of the Oculus team at CES 2013 one of the guys I spoke to was responsible for military applications and dealing with officials. I'm not pro-military really (being Canadian and all) but anyone who thought that Oculus was going to be used purely for games wasn't really thinking it through.


    Anyone who thought they were making the Oculus for games did so because they trotted out a bunch of gaming tech titans like Carmack and Newell in their pitch video. They had gaming written all over their pitch and the vast, vast majority of their support was coming from the gaming community. I don't think it's a stretch for that community to feel a little duped. Maybe we were naive, but the backlash is still their problem to deal with. If they meant for the Oculus to be used for a lot of non-gaming applications, they did a really shitty job of communicating that.

  8. Side note, I really fail to understand why people hate the idea of trading their demographic data for a free service that has had an insanely massive impact on modern social interaction. Oh no, better targeted ads, the end times are nigh. NSA stuff aside because that's a rabbit hole I'm not prepared to venture into.


    Except for the fact that lately the nay sayers have been spot on about potential abuses of privacy and power by government agencies and cloud/social media companies.

  9. OH! P.S. My parter and I had a newborn baby early in this game, and I didn't anticipate it but having a newborn is the greatest thing in the world for a game like Neptune's Pride. Waking up every 2-3 hours a night? Great, I can update my fleet paths.


    You asshole. :-P


    I had the opposite issue. Work was kicking my ass the first week and the second week I was in the process of preparing for a house move. A lot of days I was making my upgrades like 5-6 hours after everyone else. That didn't help my situation either. :-/