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@arda Uh oh
> The gunman shouts: "Don't forget about Aleppo, don't forget about Syria" and uses the Islamic phrase "Allahu Akbar" (God is great").
saw that on the tv
shit is going south
I mean shit went south a while ago in Aleppo
anyone want to go hide in Nunavut with me?
5:04 PM
apparently the first genocide in the era of Facebook!
because Facebook is perfect and solves all the problems.
@badp I was more referring to everything happening with Russia
@BlueBarren afaik this is an happening with Russia
putin is going to kill us: data confirmed
yeah that's my worry
especially being so close to the US border
5:05 PM
I'm in turkey though
if they get hit (with a nuke) I might as well be dead too
I apologize for the fact that Trump is probably going to help
that's the actual issue right now
@arda stay safe
I always worry when situations like this happen
5:07 PM
I'll spend my last hours playing bad rats. o/
it breeds chaos and anarchy
or seeds it I guess
@arda Good call
man reddit bothers me sometimes
5:25 PM
> And then at the last stretch of its run, 2016 wondered:

'Can't we still fit in WW3 somewhere?'
or at least get WW3 started in 2016
Q: How do you record games on Wii

Tristan GatesHey I need cheap ways to record on wii using GameCube games any good recording devices or solutions out there?

so when we all die 2017 we can still blame 2016 for being at fault
@BlueBarren It'd be just like 2016 to make us wish at the end of the year that 2016 never ends.
@Yuuki in reality doesn't every year suck?
5:29 PM
Y'all need to get old. 2016 wasn't that bad.
@JasonBerkan wat
@JasonBerkan wat
@JasonBerkan wat
Good debate skills, there.
Speaking of "wat", apparently the "wat" lady died earlier this month. Although I don't have any reliable sources on that so take that with the entire salt derived from everyone in 2016.
5:36 PM
I think @JasonBerkan was around for the black plague, so by comparison this doesn't seem so bad
ferdinand v2
@JasonBerkan I was not aware we were Lincoln-Douglas'ing.
Q: I tried to install EFF but skyrim doesn't work anymore. What should I do?

Jim ThioIt simply doesn't load I installed this. http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/12933/? I run skyrim it doesn't load. It just quit. Is there a log file or something where I can see what's wrong? Does the mod works with skyrim special edition?

speaking of 2016 and death, good luck @arda, i heard about the russian ambassador, i'm sure this means more crackdowns
i see i've been inb4'd... meh
@JasonBerkan It can be argued that this is the case for us in North America. For people in the Philippines and @arda in Turkey on the other hand...
2016 is most definitely a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year.
5:47 PM
@Yuuki not to mention Syria
I need a drink
2016 (and the rest of the world's indifference) has pretty much fuct syria
and there's that leader in the congo who is refusing to leave office after losing the election and might start another civil war
makes the shenanigans in North Carolina seem like a schoolyard argument
@GodEmperorDune While that sucks, it's a bit sad that seems about par for the course as far as Central Africa goes.
Yay, colonization!
@Yuuki If you restrict it to just the countries where bad stuff happened, every year is bad year.
Every year is a bad year
5:50 PM
@Unionhawk but is every year the worst?
let's go to our expert on being the worst, @Wipqozn
Well, @Wipqozn gets older every year so pretty much.
is @Wipqozn even that young?
5:51 PM
I'd probably need to defer @JasonBerkan on how bad a year is compared to other years, since he's seen more of them than I have.
it's always an age thing with you people, isn't it?
2017 was the worst
@Unionhawk was?
5:52 PM
@Wipqozn i'm not sure if i'm older than @JasonBerkan
@Unionhawk The fact that all of those Twitter search results turn up complaints about sports and One Direction disbanding is a bit telling though.
i know @sterno has a few years on me
@GodEmperorDune I doubt it
@GodEmperorDune @JasonBerkan is older than @Sterno
5:53 PM
@Wipqozn headcanon rekt
I'm the oldest here, unless there's been some changes I haven't heard about.
But it's funnier to ignore that and just call @Sterno old
Sure, Vox has that thing about how 2015 was the worst year for drug overdoses, but I think 2016 has surpassed that figure.
Yeah @JasonBerkan has been the oldest bridge regular for as long as I can remember
i guess sometime in the 80s was worse than 2016
5:53 PM
@Yuuki hooray heroin plus elephant tranqs or whatever
narcan resistant heroin, wheeeeeeeeeee
actually @JasonBerkan what would you put as worst year, if not 2016?
1787, probably
@GodEmperorDune 1939?
@GodEmperorDune I would venture 2011.
@Unionhawk more like narcan too expensive to be available
5:54 PM
I'd honestly rather live through 2016 Turkey than 1939 Poland.
@JasonBerkan is that because you've actually lived through both those years?
@GodEmperorDune That's actually not a huge issue around here, but there were a lot of deaths around here this year related to actually exactly what I said
@JasonBerkan Well, if you'd like to give it a shot, you're welcome to fly over here.
twitter closed YAAAAAAAY
heroin plus some tranq, which caused overdoses to be more common, and they didn't react to narcan
5:56 PM
jesus christ
@arda Well that's not good
@arda what do you mean "twitter closed"?
@BlueBarren I think his country blocked twitter
@TurkeyBlocks, Turkey
Mapping Censorship in Turkey in Real Time | Tweets on #PressFreedom #HumanRights #Democracy #Law
76 tweets, 9k followers, following 0 users
also uh, how does one open a wine bottle? asking for a friend.
5:57 PM
@arda I think you just smash it against a wall
@arda Do you have a corkscrew?
@Yuuki Let me check
Yeah, they're already blaming Gulenists, of course
@arda it definitely does not involve a lot of lube and glute exercises
@Wipqozn well that's a tad oppressive.
5:57 PM
As if no one would have any legitimate reason to be angry at Russia >_>
@Wipqozn This is only partly incorrect, incidentally
@arda you can use a shoe...
@arda with a sword
I think you can mail it to someone to open for you
I volunteer @GodEmperorDune
@GodEmperorDune 1666
wait a second
5:59 PM
@arda You should ask on Lifehacks.
@Yuuki I do
was 2006 crap, and 1996?>
@djsmiley2k 1996 was the best year ever, I was born
6:00 PM
also N64s
Goddammit between you and @arda I feel old now
no feel young
do a backflip
it'll make you feel young
I graduate college in two years
@djsmiley2k So what you're saying that is that Half-Life 6 is going to end really badly?
6:01 PM
damn right
@Unionhawk wooo!
Any other worst years ending in 6?
6:04 PM
@Unionhawk This is appropriately you tbh
It's at least $125 for improper checkout, and probably however much it costs to change all of the locks in the house
since the house has...
5 locks?
Q: What determines the ability to fast travel?

WondercricketWhenever I need to travel for a quest, I hop in the Regalia and select the quest location I wish to drive to rather than walking the whole distance. A majority of the time, taking the scenic route is the only option available when driving. There are also times when I can fast travel to the quest ...

4. The ultimate brexit occurs - 1776
5. the less ultimate brexit occurs - 2016
6:13 PM
6. The Da Vinci Code released in theaters - 2006
@Unionhawk 2016 Brexit is just revenge for 1066 Brentrance.
1996 started on a monday, that's fail.
1996 was designated as:

International Year for the Eradication of Poverty
yeah, we failed bad
@djsmiley2k nooo '96 was the best year
it's the reverse of 69
it's a comical year
I don't understand
96 was the year that planes crashed, according to wikipedia
6:17 PM
Why does being related to 69 make it funny
@BlueBarren By that logic, 1337 would been a great year but that's when the Hundred Years' War started, so...
8 plane crashes
@djsmiley2k don't planes crash every year?
@Unionhawk because I'm immature?
Shush! the stats don't lie!
@Yuuki I'm not understanding...
6:18 PM
I don't get it
@BlueBarren Wow, I'm old.
I'm so old that kids these days don't know 1337.
@Yuuki I know about the Hundred Years' War I just don't get how 1337 would also be a comical year
I mean, I guess it lasted longer than it had any rights to, but still that went by quickly.
Leet (or "1337"), also known as eleet or leetspeak, is an alternative alphabet for many languages that is used primarily on the Internet. It uses some characters to replace others in ways that play on the similarity of their glyphs via reflection or other resemblance. For example, leet spellings of the word leet include 1337 and l33t; eleet may be spelled 31337 or 3l33t. The term leet is derived from the word elite. The leet alphabet is a specialized form of symbolic writing. Leet may also be considered a substitution cipher, although many dialects or linguistic varieties exist in different online...
@Yuuki with that connection I get it now
6:31 PM
how does turkey even go about blocking these sites?
doesn't twitter or youtube have control on their sites access
@BlueBarren The Internet is a series of tubes cables.
@Yuuki just pulling the plug then?
@BlueBarren I'd assume either ISP or infrastructure level control by the Government.
@BlueBarren A little more nuanced, but that's essentially it.
At some point, your Internet connection goes through hard-lined wires. And that infrastructure is controlled and managed by someone.
@BlueBarren China does a whole lot of blocking too. ANd probably half of the rest of the world does some degree of blocking too.
6:36 PM
@Arperum CC @fredley
After all, everything bad in the UK we blame on him
@KevinvanderVelden especially cc @fredley
Today in Idioms And How To Use Them, "tip of the spear" != "tip of the iceberg".
@BlueBarren no, its hard to understand, but Ill explain
you dont directlu connect to a site. your requests gets routed through a lot of points
and the government controls those points?
Q: I'm an aspiring map maker

Jeff RabbitI'm just a kid who wants to make MC maps. But in my current project, I need to know when a player has died ONCE. If anyone has the command for that, please tell me.

6:41 PM
there are 2 blocks done, dns and ip. they stopped doing dns omes here so Ill explain ip
When connecting to a site, you have to go through those points. You really dont pick which ones itll go through
the isp owned ones in turkey check the ip youre connecting and put your connection into a loop if it is a blocked ip, essentially making internet seem slow while actually youre being censored
tor, vpns and proxies can go through this, but they banned common ports and tor
@BlueBarren Not always.
But in cases where the government doesn't control those points, they can certainly provide pressure and influence on the ones who do.
for example, isps
> Russia's ambassador to Turkey assassinated in Ankara
packet capture of a censorship last year
"Far cry" is part of an idiom that means "a big difference". "Farcry" is a video game series that is arguably getting blander and blander by the year.
6:49 PM
@KutuluMike yup
Far Cry 1 best Far Cry
Never mind, apparently the video game series is also "Far Cry". So I have no clue where this person is getting "farcry" from.
@arda it was nice knowing you guys
@KutuluMike indeed
6:53 PM
@Unionhawk Also apparently she changed her YouTube name?
I could've sworn that it was RebeccaBlackVEVO or something.
@TimStone /cc @Sterno
@arda are the blocks always permanent?
Q: Guild Chests in the new Clash Royale update

GrohlierAre there daily donation limitations or cool downs for contributing to the guild chest? What I know: I know how much gold and how many/what types of cards are given with each chest level. I know you have to contribute at least one crown during the event to receive the rewards. ...

7:02 PM
@Yuuki Confirmed
Wow I beat @Wipqozn by two days
I mean, he's definitely not my sockpuppet or anything
Whew, I'm 2012.
Why would you even suggest that?
man why is my published asp app not working?
@fredley So what you're saying is that one could argue that 2011 is when the robot revolution began?
7:08 PM
@Yuuki It actually began on 10-10-28
@fredley not to be confused with 10-28-10 though
@BlueBarren or 28-10-10
@fredley or 10-10-28 (I switched the year and month)
or 01-01-82
7:12 PM
Q: How to optimize Pharah's fuel consumption?

DanmakuGrazerIs there a pattern of activating Pharah's thrusters that lets you stay in flight for longer? Both just the hovering and when combined with her Jump Jet.

@Yuuki tip of your tongue?
Q: cant stop fnaf mod from crashing

Crimsongamingevery time I try using the mod this report shows up: ---- Minecraft Crash Report ---- // Why is it breaking :( Time: 12/19/16 2:05 PM Description: There was a severe problem during mod loading that has caused the game to fail cpw.mods.fml.common.LoaderException: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java...

@djsmiley2k You didn't change user id.
7:25 PM
don't worry guys
I'm 2016
I am the messenger of the apocalypse
"Moral" != "morale".
@Yuuki shush
holy crap i been here awhile
7:42 PM
@fredley I could have sworn you were a user far longer than I. Well TIL.
I am apparently on an adventure to find a usable toilet in this building.
@Yuuki That sounds terrible
Wait is Friday really from 2011?!?
I can't believe it's that old
How long have we been memeing that?!?!
I know @Fluttershy started it
@Wipqozn Friday is a lot older than 2011 ;)
May 12 '12 at 5:08, by Fluttershy
@Fluttershy started Friday in 2012
So it took us a while to catch up
7:45 PM
@Wipqozn Well, only one floor has an out-of-order toilet. The other three I've gone to all smell terrible though.
Q: Lightest infusable shield/weapon?

Visigodo666You can infuse a weapon/shield with simple or as blessed gems, two-hand a weapon and still get the effect. My question is if there are some that can be used for that with the less weight. I know that most small shields weight 1.5 but is there anything lighter?

@Wipqozn verified
@Yuuki Because their toilets haven't yet been marked as out of order
Wait, is there a hat for getting a starred message today?
I dunno
It doesn't look like it
@Wipqozn Friday is spreading, it's infected the C# room on SO
I blame you guys
May 12 '12 at 5:35, by Sterno
I need to start linking this video in here every Friday.
8:02 PM
@KutuluMike That's awesome
So I have a new profile picture
@arda I love it!
Someone may want to burn that user who just had their question burned.
@GnomeSlice And more importantly, trying to figure out an intragalactic currency exchange system so the aliens will pay for the space wall.
@Dragonrage Oh, yeah, this friendly looking fellow
I'm sure he's a nice guy
8:07 PM
There we go. I just didn't properly understand the condition for the NeverEnding Story hat
@Unionhawk yea. His question got burned faster than I could scroll to the bottom to flag it
Also, I seem to have gotten a 925 hat or something.
hats on mobile
that thread was gone faster than i could flag. nice job!
meanwhile in Berlin
do we know anyone there?
@arda (sauce)
8:13 PM
@Unionhawk (Pear)
are you all right @MadScientist?
@badp ?
wasn't following the news, I'm not in Berlin
fuck 2016
ugh great, my bridge page won't stop loading because it is "looking up pbs.twimg.com"
8:19 PM
now the terrorists know that they don't need a bomb, a truck is enough
@MadScientist they learned that in nice i think
I called it
next up, infrastructure attacks to cause panic
@fredley I am a man of my word when trolling is involved
blow up some motorways around a busy city, THEN start shooting
@arda Add it to your adblocker, at least temporarily.
8:20 PM
@GodEmperorDune That's what I meant. They're repeating it now (assuming it is a terrorist attack, which it looks like right now)
@MBraedley I enabled vpn instead
@arda glad to know that it works?
@badp they can't really take it down. Worst case, I'll use a HTTPS proxy.
which is mostly bulletproof, as long as ip isn't banned.
Hmm, should I ping @Wipqozn every time I finish a book or shouldn't I?
@KevinvanderVelden you should ALWAYS ping @Wipqozn
8:28 PM
@KevinvanderVelden I always encourage people to read
If we want @Wipqozn to get pinged more for books being read, we should have @Ash ping him for every book she reads
You guys can read
I can't
@BlueBarren I think so. I mean I can understand what you wrote with those weird little symbols
@Dragonrage that many pings so quickly would qualify as spam
8:31 PM
@BlueBarren I know at least 5 people in bridge who likes reading (Me, Ash, KevinValDerVander, wipqozn, dragonrage)
@Dragonrage You're doing a lot better than me then
@GodEmperorDune she can modabuse her way out of that in sure
@arda I should read but I just don't
@arda you forgot me.
@Dragonrage added, sorry.
8:31 PM
@Dragonrage maybe she already pings @Wipqozn in the sooper sekrit mod only chat
Oh and there is @StrixVaria. 6.
@GodEmperorDune maybe. That would be cool. We should make a bunch of rooms and add @Wipqozn as owner and ping him in all of them
I read the inheritance cycle in a day and a half.
OOOOOH right I can't believe I forgot you.
I finished Harry Potter in ~3 days
I remember the inner-sound-while-reading talk
8:33 PM
@Dragonrage I should reread those
My fallback for the challenge is currently all of dresden files currently released
@KevinvanderVelden they are pretty good :)
@KevinvanderVelden Same. I think I already have those on my kobo, might aswell reread.
@arda subvocalization
Also the first 8 I've already read twice so it'll be super fast
@Dragonrage aha, yup, that.
8:35 PM
I can't wait for more of the kingkiller chronicles
@arda or as I think of it the "I really want to pay attention to this and read it slowly and in detail"
Or the storm light archives
Yesssss, to both of those
I'm thinking the storm light archives will come faster even though he is writing like 5 series at once
The difference is that as far as I can tell sandersson is actually writing
8:37 PM
Brandon Sanderson writes very quickly.
Patrick rothfuss not so much
And yet people who take months to upload a new chapter still have plenty of spelling and grammar mistakes along with numerous other errors in prose (such as use of idioms) and rather obvious plot contrivances.
Sanderson is nothing if not consistent in his writing speed.
Like how every random person in this one story seems to know sign language.
And I think the draft for the next Stormlight is finished already
I mean, I can forgive the former. Catching those mistakes are an editor's job. Well, I guess the latter is also an editor's job...
8:40 PM
@Yuuki the difference is that sanderson writes a book, gives it to an editor and starts writing a different book
Note the editor bit
I really don't understand how someone can use "tip of the spear" instead of "tip of the iceberg".
The latter is far more common, I've only heard "tip of the spear" used in military contexts.
@Yuuki i thought "tip of the spear" was a sex thing
@GodEmperorDune Well, I don't read a lot of romance novels. It might be.
8:58 PM
@GodEmperorDune it is now.

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