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6:00 PM
Here's another thing I did a while back
 
Ma. Na.
 
where a friend told me to make a Nintendo DS out of emoticons as a joke, and I was bored enough to try
first thing I ever did in ASCII art sobs
 
Oh, that's supposed to be a DS?
 
Yeah, it looks more like a computer...oh well.
 
takes Mana's Sword
 
6:02 PM
> Teasing users with a mouseover they might accidentally reveal while trying to target another post as the chat room scrolls... That's just mean.
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A: Add the ability to hide text in chat

Shog9The more I think about this, the less I like it. If you don't want to post something in Chat, don't post it. If you want to target specific users, you can easily create a room for just you & them. If you post something you shouldn't have, you can delete it - or ask the room owner to move it i...

Never thought about that, really good point.
 
Yay, now I have the Mana Sword. Oh wait, no, damn, now that means I have to go on an adventure to save the world.
 
@Powerlord you have the terrible sword?
 
@Wipqozn Yeah, it's only level 1. :/
Now only that, but now my village is being attacked by Rabbites.
 
@Powerlord GET OUT OF OUR VILLAGE
until the end of the game, then it's cool
 
Oh look, it's @BrettWhite
 
6:09 PM
Oh look, it's @AbbyTMiller
 
And another chaos member...?
oh my god. It's an invasion.
 
@Wipqozn Psinvasion.
 
oh look, it's a narwhal
 
@AbbyTMillerΨ Excellent episode. Along with the rest of series 5 in my opinion.
 
Oh no, it's a ray gun.
 
6:16 PM
@GraceNote pew pew pew
I still think it's funny using the Soldier's Ray Gun in TF2.
 
is a bystander casualty
 
If I think about that, I haven't looked at that in months.
 
user30
@Powerlord I haven't used them yet. They're really annoying though
 
@ThomasMcDonald The charge shot is really annoying, yes, but from what I've noticed, the rocket launcher one actually does less damage per normal shot than the rocket launcher does.
The shotgun replacement is pathetic for damage, but it passes through targets. :)
 
So...um....where'd the chat link go?
 
6:18 PM
@John The blog link makes the chat link disappear.
We should complain to the chaos agents and get them to make their boss change it.
 
@Powerlord Ok I visited the blog. Still no chat link.
 
user30
No, we should leave it.
 
@John It stays gone for like a day. It's really annoying.
Particularly since we were on a "one blog post a day" kick for a while.
 
@Powerlord Huh. You think they could make it so all you have to do is refresh.
 
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Q: Make the New blog message disappear after reading it

Ivo FlipseWhile I'm very happy with the new blog link in the header (it does wonders for the traffic), I've heard several complaints regarding the red [new] tag. It's supposed to indicate there's a new blog post and it's only displayed 24 hours after posting, but after I've read the blog post the [new] ...

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A: Make the New blog message disappear after reading it

Nick CraverStarting with the next build, we'll use localStorage to remember you clicked to read the blog or dismissed the blog indicator. You will be able to either: click on the (new) indicator to only make the indicator go away or click on the blog link to go read the blog Either of the above will di...

 
user30
6:20 PM
anyway, as @badp said
 
user30
> On the other end, however, when I see those particles coming at me I just don't think "this is actually a rocket that is going to explode and do splash damage".
 
user30
> I... I just don't know what to think when I see that coming at me. It just doesn't seem like part of the game.
 
@Wipqozn That just makes the new icon vanish, as I read it.
 
@Wipqozn That's just the red "New" tag. Not the blog link itself.
 
user30
also, you got some harsh critics on Reddit over that 50-item post
 
6:21 PM
Oh snap, your right.
 
user30
Fan O'War is a straight upgrade
 
user30
and is much more powerful than the Atomizer
 
@ThomasMcDonald Fan O'War does 5 damage instead of the usual 30.
 
user30
and gives you minicrits.
 
They still need to do something though. The only way I know of to get to the blog other then that link is to go through chat, which is just silly.
 
6:22 PM
Yes, but then you have to weapon switch, and the enemy can kill you during that time.
 
Aside from typing in the Url of course.
 
Hello!
 
@BrettWhite Hi!
 
user30
If you get a hit in with the FoW, they should be dead.
 
user30
If you get killed in that time, you're doing it wrong.
 
6:23 PM
Oh, I saw something funny yesterday... as a Soldier, I had 1 HP. I was running to a Medic, put away my Equalizer so he could heal me, then a sniper headshots me.
 
user30
heh.
 
It was funny, because he went after the 1hp soldier rather than the Medic.
 
Ok so I'm reading the blog post where they talk about @GraceNote getting hired. Why do they keep switching between masculine and feminine pronouns?
 
It's a joke.
 
user30
I've been playing some mix games recently, came against an awesome sniper yesterday
 
user30
6:24 PM
snapshots everywhere
 
@John Because it's fun. ♪
 
She never tells anyone his gender, so we keep switching its pronoun around.
 
@ThomasMcDonald Some regulars on my server are really good at that, too. :/
 
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Q: Would you be interested in printable Gaming.SE posters, to give out and/or put in your local gaming store?

Brett White ΨAdding to the long list of things to Get Done, here's another idea that FallenAngelEyes brought up and discussed with us in the Bridge yesterday. Basically, would you all be interested in a printable PDF poster that advertises Gaming.SE, for placement in your local gaming stores (or coffee shops...

 
@ArdaXi That's what I thought...
@GraceNote Now THAT's privacy!
 
6:25 PM
btw, this is why I tend to, as a Dead Ringer Spy, disguise as a friendly Heavy on an attack/defend map. They headshot me out the gate and I go running past their front line defenses.
 
user30
@Powerlord I was jumping around as scout in the warmup while we were waiting for another demo, and he could headshot me almost every time
 
user30
@Lazers @BrettWhite What do you want as an answer to that question? Yes?
 
@ThomasMcDonald I guess? Yes.
 
@BrettWhite I dislike your using the term "neck of the woods."
 
@Lazers +1, great idea!
 
6:27 PM
@ArdaXi I told you to keep that to yourself! Oh man, you are on a LIST now.
 
@BrettWhiteΨ Yay! I'm part of something!
 
Woo, posters!
 
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Q: Would you like Gaming.SE merch with "classic" questions on them?

Brett White ΨOne thing the Gaming.SE has that other SE's don't seem to is an abundance of eye-catching, peculiar questions that, when taken out of context, are hilarious. These questions get a ton of views and get quickly linked and shared among communities (at least among the six members of CHAOS here at SE)...

 
Hey, I just remembered what that pronoun-switching reminds me of. The Pyro.
 
Ψ
6:30 PM
posted on August 10, 2011 by funnymath

The bike Stack Exchange site rolled out of beta last week. This week, it’s filled with questions such as how to gear up for winter riding and why would anyone want to ride a fixed-gear bike. The question in the title is my own. The subject is my friend. I want only the best for him. I also want him to start showing up on time.

 
Just posted my 500th answer on the site.
 
...Is it bad that two of the questions in that list were asked by me?
 
Yes.
 
@GnomeSliceツ Very.
 
@GnomeSlice Extremely
 
6:31 PM
I'm pretty excited about getting posters, mousepads, and etc out there. Even if I'm the only one that uses them. We just have to get them designed, next
 
@KevinY =[
@ArdaXi =[
@John =[
@BrettWhiteΨ =]
 
@GnomeSlice :D
 
=D
 
Oh, hello, Psident @BrettWhite!
 
@GnomeSlice :D
 
6:32 PM
@RavenDreamer Psident.
 
@ArdaXi Psyduck?
 
Psiduck, yes.
 
So how is the Psident account different from Lazers?
 
@John Posts a different thing.
 
Psyduck.
 
6:33 PM
The CHAOS mascot.
 
@ArdaXi And that's it?
 
@John Also the name and the avatar I suppose.
 
Quick, somebody Photoshop a Psident into the picture of Psiduck!
 
@GnomeSlice No, No you can't.
 
@John FINEJEEZ.
:P
 
6:35 PM
@GnomeSlice Well thanks for making me look stupid.... :P
 
I like how a question tagged with only and looks.
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Q: How Many Ways Can I Run Over Those Raptors?

GnomeSlice ツSo I'm playing the web version of Raptor Safari, and it dawns on me that I've been slaughtering raptors in a large variety of different ways, all of which have been generating different amounts of score. Which brings me to the question: Does anyone have a complete list of all of the different w...

 
@GnomeSliceツ Shouldn't it also be tagged raptor-safari ?
 
@Powerlord Tag must have been pruned.
 
So who are y'all voting for?
 
@GnomeSliceツ I love the use of "those" in that title.
 
6:41 PM
@SadlyNot's answer is actually very funny as well.
 
@John Myself!
 
IMHO, they'll all wonderful candidates, but I'm inclined to vote for the ones that aren't already a mod somewhere else.
 
@Powerlord Me too, if he'll nominate.
@John Going in the right direction.
 
@ArdaXi I was kidding. I don't plan on nominating myself this time.
 
user30
I know who I'm voting for
 
6:42 PM
I might as well go ahead and nominate.
 
@Powerlord Only Myself can nominate Myself.
 
I came in almost dead last last time, I don't see the point in running again.
 
@GnomeSliceツ But someone might slip and vote for you!
 
@Powerlord I was hoping you'd run, I was going to vote for you.
@ArdaXi That'd be their fault, not mine.
 
Let's see, so far that rules out... Matthew Read, Anna Lear, and Ivo Flipse.
 
6:43 PM
I already have my mind up who I'm going to vote for, for the same reason I voted for badp.
 
@ArdaXi For people to argue with?
 
That's not the reason.
@GnomeSliceツ But it might give you false confidence!
Plus, if nobody nominates now, we speed up the election.
 
@ArdaXi For the lulz?
 
@ArdaXi I think I'm going to go nominate now.... :P
 
@Powerlord Hmm, that's another possibility.
 
6:45 PM
Maybe I should nominate, just so I can put funny stuff in my nomination. Then I won't vote for myself.
 
Who votes for himself? Sheesh. hides last election's ballot
 
user30
@Powerlord I'm also thinking this
 
@Powerlord Just use your nomination drivel from the last election.
 
user30
I might make my nomination ascii art.
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I just realized that we have a full half of Psi Corps in here watching us...
 
6:46 PM
@ThomasMcDonald Someone star that, I've used up my stars for today.
 
@GnomeSliceツ Pssh, why?
 
@Powerlord Because it's easy? I'll vote for you!
 
@Powerlord It's the cool thing to do.
 
I mean, you can't trust me. I abuse power.
 
@Powerlord So does badp.
 
6:46 PM
That's why I didn't vote for you last time.
 
@GnomeSlice I starred it, so you should vote for me. :P
 
But badp got elected so what's to lose?
 
@ArdaXi @GnomeSlice Good point.
 
Pistons are fun. Except when you find a bug in their mechanics that causes the server console to spew an infinite traceback.
 
So, I hear now that Apple got an injunction against Samsung and its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe, Apple is going after Motorola's Xoom next.
 
6:49 PM
@Powerlord So would █████
 
@ArdaXi G_N_O_M_E?
 
@Powerlord What?!?!
But the Xoom is so cool!
 
user30
@Powerlord What did you think about purple fetti engy for 1.5 buds?
 
@Powerlord :(
 
6:50 PM
@GnomeSliceツ ██
 
@ThomasMcDonald The hat's not the best, nor is the effect, but that also sounds like it's on the cheap side for an unusual.
 
@ArdaXi N_O
 
user30
@Powerlord That's what I thought
 
user30
Also, some dick's trying to sell me Borderlands for 1.5 buds
 
@GnomeSliceツ NEO
 
6:51 PM
Today on KS: We look at Gesundheit, a little game that's not as infectious as it should be. http://bit.ly/oICvk2
 
Then again, I have no idea what the going rate for buds is now.
 
user30
> Do not trade items for cash/games. (There are other sites for that.)
 
^ That's too bad... ^
 
@ThomasMcDonald You can trade items for games in Steam's beta now, I thought... just not for cash.
 
'The touch-here, go-there mechanic feels like a slower version of the same control used in Chillingo’s remake of Toki Tori. Both facets cause much gnashing of teeth. Often, one will lead to the other, the frustration compounding like nesting dolls that grow uglier with each subsequent reveal'.
 
user30
6:52 PM
@Powerlord Yar, but tf2tp rules still ban game trades
 
@ThomasMcDonald Oh, so they won't bacon bacon bacon?
er... allow you to trade things you can in Steam? That sucks.
Now, if Valve would push that from beta soonish, it'd be nice.
 
Wait... I just noticed that while the main site has a "Blog" link, the meta has a "Chat" link... Well that's confusing.
 
However, I get the idea that they're not sure it'll work 100% of the time.
 
Also, lol.
ALL YOUR CONCERT VIDEOS RECORDED ON CELL PHONES WITH DRUNK GIRLS SHOUTING WOO ALL AROUND YOU SOUND LIKE SHIT. STOP IT. STOP IT.
 
Grr, I wish I have VS2k10 here at work.
Non-Managed C++ support sucks in 2k8 sp1 for some reason.
2k10 can tell me up front where I have compiler errors, while 2k8 waits until I try to build.
(linker errors are a different matter)
Also, I'm coining a new term: "Honeycomb Open Source," which means to claim something is open source, but only share the source with your big business partners.
Congratulations, Microsoft, it turns out that Windows is already "Honeycomb Open Source!"
 
7:03 PM
sigh Well I guess it's time to go learn somthing. khanacademy.org Later guys
 
@Powerlord I don't think they ever claimed Honeycomb was open-source.
 
@ArdaXi It's too bad they don't have a choice in that because they're using Apache Harmony libraries as part of it, and those are under the Apache License 2.0.
 
@Powerlord I thought that one was closer to LGPL than to GPL.
 
And lets not forget source.android.com
"Android is an open-source software stack created for mobile phones and other devices. " -- Android Source site.
It doesn't say "except for version 3.x"
 
0
Q: Preventing house flooding minecraft

Alexy13I made my house on an island. I'm planning to build a basement, which requires the bottom of the house to be dug up. While digging, if I decide my basement is too small and forget that I built my house on an island, it could flood the basement completely. How would I be able to stop the flood a...

 
7:09 PM
posted on August 10, 2011 by Alison Sperling

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@TheStackExchangeBlog It'd be nice if the StackOverflow and StackExchange blogs were separate instead of the same blog.
 
7:21 PM
> Looking for a vertical shooter where you play as a Dead Space 2ship, but not in a Dead Space 2 setting
 
So you just have a Greasemonkey script that does that or what?
Also, Ikaruga
 
I made it a long time ago.
 
@FallenAngelEyes Ikaruga.
 
Oh it's an ITG
 
By the way, out of curiosity, what do you two think about ITG @Fallen @Arda?
 
7:24 PM
@Manaಠдಠ Kill it with fire.
Specifically, a lazer refracted by a diamond.
 
user30
@Powerlord Would you use a version of tf2tp that actually loaded in sub-2 minutes?
 
I see @Arda. I feel the same way.
 
In that case, I'll reconsider.
 
0
Q: How can I continuously explore in Terraria?

NickI'm playing Terraria again with the 1.0.6 update so I started a new world for a fresh experience. Unfortunately, I'm running into the same frustrations I've hit before when exploring. Starting from spawn where my crafting/containers/npcs are, I head out to explore vertically (though it applies ho...

 
user30
Also, is it a bad idea to continually push water to the bottom of the world in Terraria?
 
7:29 PM
@Thomas Naw, except eventually it hits the molten core, causing the earth to freeze and all the NPCs to die
 
user30
@Manaಠдಠ You serious?
 
user30
because I've come across this giant lake
 
then you have to endure playing in a winter wasteland, starting fires everywhere you go to stay alive
 
user30
and I'm about to push it down the hole.
 
@Thomas Sadly no.
But I think that would be a pretty cool idea.
 
7:31 PM
Is there even snow?
 
The only problem is if the hole has torches that you've lit in it, in which case you're going to have to pick them back up again
 
@Manaಠдಠ I used to be pro, but I think I'm shifting towards the negative side.
@ThomasMcDonald It will evaporate in the Underworld
@GraceNote Nay
 
Oh, it does? I had no idea.
 
user30
@FallenAngelEyes I have no idea what that is, but thanks anyway.
 
@ThomasMcDonald It's where you can mine Hellstone
It's full of lava, demons carrying voodoo dolls, imps, and burny death
 
Oak
7:37 PM
@Fallen such a bummer... I'm in Germany now, but I'm going back home Friday :(
Should have thought of this in advance
 
user30
@FallenAngelEyes cool
 
@Oak Aw, damn. :( Where do you usually live?
 
Oak
@FallenAngelEyes Israel... definitely not a driving distance from Cologne
 
@Oak Oh snap, haha yeah, definitely not. D:
 
Oak
@FallenAngelEyes But this week I'm in Germany near Wadern, in a summer school :)
Eating sausages because apparently that's all that Germans eat.
 
7:43 PM
Ah nice! I went for a long weekend on the Rhein back in April, it was lovely.
 
Oak
Yea the weather today was great, we went to visit Trier
And wine tasting :)
 
Nice :D
Oh, you have Rock Band 3, neh? Do you have it for 360 or PS3?
 
Oak
Nope, I only daydream of getting it, but my self-discipline forces me to avoid it until I complete my thesis. But I'll probably get it for 360, because it's generally cheaper
 
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Q: Can mobs go through portals?

Alexy13I'm wondering if mobs can go through portals, to the neither. That way, I can make a portal in front of my house and have the mobs/zombies/creepers go through it and I wouldn't have to worry about the creatures destroying my house.

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Q: Is the neither infinite?

Alexy13If I were to mine bloodstone upwards or downwards in one direction, would I hit bedrock, would I keep on going; what would happen?

 
Oh, I thought you had it already. Well I'd approve of 360 because that's what I have it on. :D That's what @Ivo has it for too I believe. We should organize sometime to play together when you get it. :D
 
user30
7:46 PM
I disapprove
 
@Lazers First one's a dupe.
 
O HAI
I have 22 unread replies. I'm sure none of that is that important though.
 
I have to say, I'm rather liking this Alexy. He's only asked a few questions, but they've been good questions.
 
I'm going to afk and play some RB3 now, later all! Also, glad to see you around in chat more lately @Oak. :)
 
Oak
7:50 PM
Actually I'm looking about any gossip about candidates
I'm thinking who to support
 
@ThomasMcDonald I know; I think the Atomizer love is pretty much a direct result of its being so new.
Still the score for that post is pretty unflattering.
 
@Oak I'm going to lay my cards out on the table and say that Ivo and Fallen are two pretty good choices.
My, two cards. Which aren't really worth concealing or anything. Damn, this analogy's kind of broken.
 
Oak
I also support Ivo, I've added a comment there. His work on the blog has been awesome
There are other great options - you, Fallen and Matthew are all very active and dedicated
 
@Manaಠдಠ Yeah Ivo and Fallen are two people I've been thinking of voting for as well. I would be concerned about Ivo due to his being a mod on another forum, but he has already proven that won't be a problem.
 
I feared @Ivo wouldn't nominate hisself after receiving some hate from the community despite his blogging work while being incredibly active in Fitness
 
7:56 PM
Thank you.
 
@badp I was thinking the exact sae thing actually.
 
@badp Yeah, what was with that hate? Like, I really didn't get it at all.
 
@Oak yeah, mana is also at the top of my list.
 
Oak
I promised myself not to self-nominate as long as there are other excellent candidates on the list, and I'm glad to say I will not self-nominate this time :)
 
user30
@Manaಠдಠ He pinned something in the chat.
 
7:57 PM
Maaaan, I hate having to make choices.
 
@Thomas Right, I remember now. Thanks.
 
@ThomasMcDonald This. I was there when it happened, it made no sense at all.
 
@badp Man, me too. Moderator choices are hard; let's go shopping!
 
Oak
We need a meta question: how to compare moderators
 
besides we're about to need primaries; that's awesome.
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@Oak se.awio.com/election.html is supposed to help you in that
 
user30
@FallenAngelEyes Are smaller gaming chains pretty common where you are then?
 
@badp Is it? The longer the elections take the longer it takes for us to get down to making a decision on what's going to happen with ITG.
 
user30
I can't think of a single independent game store near me, they're all UK-wide.
 
@Manaಠдಠ We have 10 candidates. Another one == primaries.
 

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