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6:01 PM
Client: We need you to write this data importer. Our database is in both Oracle and SQL. We want it to work for both.
Me: They have the same schema, right?
Client: Yeah!
Me: <writes it using Oracle for testing, swaps out to a sql data provider before release>
Program: <dies>
Me: So, when you said the schema was the same, what you really meant was "The SQL version has a bunch of extra non-nullable columns"
Client: Oh, yeah, but that's not a problem, right?
I am about to commit crimes against good coding to get this working
 
@Sterno This is what you get for not investigating the truth of their statement, first.
 
@Frank They did not provide me a SQL database until today. I verified the truth as soon as it was possible.
 
@Sterno Then, you tell them that since their statement was not correct, it will take longer to write.
 
I am telling them that. I also know that they've got about 8 hours of budget left and are unlikely to secure more.
 
@Sterno So, you spend the eight hours doing it right, and when it runs out, then them's the breaks.
 
6:05 PM
@Sterno IT's so sad that this is true.
 
Oh fun, we're talking about Ted Cruz in class.
 
@Wipqozn @StrixVaria I didn't monumentally fail at Cities!
 
@OrigamiRobot Nice!
I need to play more of that.
 
> Largest Obstacles To Nomination: Scott Walker, Rand Paul, five seconds of scrutiny
 
6:11 PM
> Ethnicity: White enough
 
It's surprisingly stressful, though. I should just stop caring and let everyone die.
 
@StrixVaria I built two little districts!
 
I have to go now :( but you should post screenshots.
 
I will when I get home.
 
6:13 PM
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Q: What monsters does Windproof (Lo) and Earplugs NOT work on?

YuukiThe description for Windproof (Lo) reads: "Lessens almost all Wind Pressure." And the description for Windproof (Hi) reads: "Negates Wind Pressure from almost all monsters." Well, that's just maddeningly unhelpful. For which monsters do I need Windproof (Hi) for? I assume Kushala Daora is proba...

 
I'm not sure where my professor is trying to go with this Ted Cruz discussion.
Maybe stall for time so he doesn't have to teach anything?
Oh god, he just said that Scott Walker is more centrist than most of the other Republican potentials. Which may or may not be true but would be really, really disturbing if it is.
Is Scott Walker more centrist than most of the Republican potentials?
 
I have personally delivered and emailed resumes to quite a few places and got no replies, not even from walmart. Wife's cousin knows someone who works at Kent, so she called them up and 10 minutes later got me an interview for next week
 
@Chippies Nice!
 
once again proving that you can't get a job unless you know someone who knows someone
 
The interview, that is.
 
6:19 PM
@Chippies Sadly, knowing someone is more valuable than skills.
 
Not the no replies.
 
@Yuuki I'm not from the US, but from what I read most of them are batshit crazy by german standards
 
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Q: Skyrim loading screen crash

Minecraft_NoobI have been playing some modded Skyrim lately, and it worked perfectly fine, I played straight for about 1 hour without any problems. When I went to Adriane in Whiterun (After newly purchasing upgrades for the Breezehome house (With a Breezehome mod)) then when I went into my inventory after ask...

 
@Yuuki Hopefully I can also get the job, not just an interview :P They seem to have a few positions open though, so seems likely
 
Knowing someone is more important for getting a job. Keeping the job is a different story.
 
6:20 PM
@Yuuki This
 
@Yuuki Unfortunately, to keep a job you need to get a job first
 
... He keep mentioning how smart Ted Cruz is.
 
so you kinda have to know someone either way, or be very lucky
 
@Chippies I was more referring to @Frank's statement that knowing someone is more valuable than skills.
 
@Yuuki ah, makes sense
 
6:22 PM
Which is true for getting a job, I'll agree with that.
Yeah, don't think I'm learning anything today.
I'm considering leaving early.
 
@Yuuki Scott Walker managed to win in a previously democratic state, but then proceeded to smack the unions pretty hard for mainly partisan reasons (weak unions make it easier for republicans to win elections)... i wouldn't call him centrist
 
@MattGiltaji That's what I figured.
Which is why I'm a little worried if Walker is considered one of the more centrist Republican potential candidates.
 
@Sterno But we talk about @OrigamiRobot and @kalina!
 
@kalina got hers back. @OrigamiRobot is still in chat. EXCEPTIONS
 
Aaaaand he just mentioned when Ted Cruz is coming to Houston to fundraise.
I think he's shilling.
 
6:30 PM
0
Q: What all can I do with Clash of Clans gems?

Jaken HermanI know of the obvious things such as purchasing another builder or a shield. I know I can boost production of gold and elixir. I know I can use gems in order to make up for a shortage of resources when purchasing upgrades. Is this all the possible things you can do with gems or is there something...

 
@Sterno I'LL SHOW YOU!
 
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Q: what does this mean in Zelda Majors mask n64

Jamie HutberWhen using the mask of truth a gossip stone tile me this It seems the crows that fly near the town walls are fond of musical instruments... I've tried getting my OOT with all races and the crow just keeps on flying... Does this text mean anything at all?

 
6:50 PM
@OrigamiRobot That's pretty rad
 
@Frank I meant having lived alone, you understand generally how 'bills' work and stuff
 
@John I do
 
That's some strong butt glue.
 
No one is allowed to talk about Bloodborne until I buy it, otherwise I might break.
 
6:58 PM
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Q: Can you make console commands through Alienware Alpha?

wooltealIf so is it still possible to do it through Steam? (Since you obviously need to use steam to play on the Alpha...)

 
@Wipqozn I'm not gonna consider talking about it until next year.
 
This year is Nintendo.
 
Don't have a PS4, don't plan on buying one, therefore, don't care about Bloodborne
 
@Yuuki I'm planning to buy ti in a month or two.
I want to finish up with MH4U and Majoras Mask first.,
Especially MH4U
 
6:59 PM
unless they port it to PC at some point, which seems unlikely
it does look nice though
I like the art style
 
I also need to do all the Dark Souls 2 DLC before I even consider buying a PS4 and Bloodborne.
PS4-related stuff is very low on my list on gaming concerns.
 
@Yuuki I don't have a PS4, but Bloodborne is high on my list. I love the souls series.
Both my RL friends who play are both waiting, too, so that'll help with the wait.
 
@Chippies bollywood action brings the best lulz
 
In other news. What should I get for supper bridge: Chinese food or chicken wings?
 
@Wipqozn chinese chicken wings
 
7:05 PM
@Wipqozn I read it as "super bridge" and was confused for a moment
 
Keeping in mind that by "chinese food" I mean "Egg Roll, Sweet and Sour Chicken and Chicken Fried Rice".
 
TO ME, CHINESE FOOD MEANS SHRIMP FRIED RICE
MMMMMM
 
chinese food == chicken chow mein
 
@OrigamiRobot If that was in a combination plate, I'd get it.
I can't justify buying anything but combination plates when I'm just buying it for myself.
Although.. left overs...
 
@Wipqozn you'll be hungry again in half an hour
 
7:08 PM
@Wipqozn I'M NOT SURE WHAT THAT MEANS
MAN, NOW I'M TRYING TO DECIDE BETWEEN CHINESE FOOD AND CHICKEN WINGS
THANKS @Wipqozn
 
@OrigamiRobot You're welcome
Shrimp Fried Rice sounds delicious. now I want that.
I blame @OrigamiRobot.
 
37 secs ago, by Wipqozn
@OrigamiRobot You're welcome
 
This is terrible
 
Buying not combination would be what I'd need to do, but it would be more expensive. Double what I was planning to spend. But I would have left overs for tomorrow.
@fredley I'm not clicking a youtube link from you
Oh, I know what I can do
Oh I've seen that one before
 
7:12 PM
@Wipqozn lol
 
Produced by the same company that did rebecca black and My jeans
 
@Wipqozn YOU KNOW THAT IT'S TRUE!
 
@djsmiley2k Well, yes, but it tends to be different when you're in a relationship; someone usually takes care of that. The same person, so the other forgets the details.
 
@Frank nod, but they know 'how' to pay a bill
 
The cash register girl fake typing is terrible
 
7:13 PM
yes, sometimes getting the company to get their minds around the idea that payees can die is hard, but that's just companies being stupid.
 
@djsmiley2k But what if there are new bills? That they know nothing about?
 
Then they suddenly wondering wtf their other half was upto?
I have a few servers etc, but if i wasn't to pay for them, nothing major would happen :<
If it would, I'd make my wife aware of them at least.
 
@djsmiley2k That was what was happening.
It's part of making sure both parties are aware of what's happening.
 
I've never had shrimp fried rice before, but now I wan it more than anything else in the world. cc @OrigamiRobot
 
7:15 PM
So in the event something unfortunate happens, the one left isn't completely lost.
 
nod
 
@Wipqozn I FEEL LIKE SHRIMP ALWAYS DEPENDS ON THE PLACE
 
@OrigamiRobot I've had their sweet and sour shrimp before, and I liked it.
 
@Wipqozn whole video is terrible
 
twitter.com/GentooFishtank my newest project :D
 
7:16 PM
Not exactly the best comparison, since I assume that's deeep fried.
 
@Wipqozn IT'S NOT DEEP FRIED
 
@OrigamiRobot I meant the sdweet and sour
 
OH OH OH
 
PRetty sure that's deep fried. I could be wrong though.
 
7:18 PM
OKay, well, thanks to a certain robot, I am now buying chinese food which isn't a combination platter.
Shrimp Fried Rice + Main Dish + Egg Roll.
not sure what the main dish will be.
 
@Lazers My understanding is that these boxes don't release until...tomorrow?
3-25-2015.
 
@MBraedley How'd the second day of trials go?
 
Yes. Unreleased?
 
@Wipqozn ... YOU MUST BE REALLY HUNGRY
OR FRIED RICE COMES IN SMALLER PORTIONS IN CANADA
 
@OrigamiRobot Left overs.
 
7:19 PM
@Wipqozn My fiance once had a bad experience with takeout Chinese so now she won't eat it and gets sick at the smell and I can't have it and it makes me sad. :(
 
@Wipqozn FRIED RICE HERE IS A MEAL + LEFTOVERS
 
@OrigamiRobot You can order the small fried rice, that comes in one of those tiny side-rice containers.
 
@TimStone Do you want me to take pictures of me eating it and then mock you with them?
@OrigamiRobot Yeah, but it would be even more of a leftovers + meal.
 
@TimStone THAT SOUNDS TERRIBLE
 
@Wipqozn I have salmon so I don't think that'll work.
 
7:20 PM
@TimStone getting sick at the smell is a reasonable experience with chinese takeout. thankfully it doesn't taste like it smells... usually.
 
I HATE LEFTOVERS OTHER "THAN THIS WAS MY LUNCH AND NOW IT'S ALSO MY DINNER"
 
I accept dinner that becomes the next day's lunch too.
Otherwise it's time to throw it out because no one will eat it ever.
 
OR PIZZA
LEFTOVER PIZZA IS SOMETIMES BETTER THAN FRESH PIZZA
 
I can eat left overs 1 day after.
Maybe I'll just get a combination platter and not let @OrigamiRobot make me spend more money.
 
NO, IF I HAVE TO PUT IT IN THE FRIDGE, IT'S RUINED.
 
7:22 PM
or just buy the rice. That would be enough by itself. but I want more than just rice.
 
UNLESS IT ALWAYS BELONGS THERE
 
This might be the worst thing that has ever happened to me.
I feel like I say that a lot.
I should just get a combination platter.
 
You should get everything.
I'd get everything.
 
Well, @OrigamiRobot may be a monster,but at least he's helped me narrow it down to chinese food.
 
@Wipqozn COWARD
 
7:26 PM
@OrigamiRobot Now I want to get a not combination platter
THis is terrible
 
Well, today went relatively well. Hoping for similar success tomorrow
 
/pre-cc @OrigamiRobot (I'm about to post a Twitter onebox)
@onlybluefeet Delicious in a bag http://t.co/LDNUXNJ4QA
 
@MBraedley Well that's good. However, there are more serious concerns: What should I get for supper from Canton Garden?
 
That exists, for everyone's reference.
 
@Wipqozn I don't know, I've never been
 
7:28 PM
@Wipqozn food that you want to eat.
 
@MBraedley It's chinese food
 
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Phil ValloneIn BF Hardline, if you get close to a enemy the weapon changes to a hand weapon (bat, baton, ax etc...) automatically. Is there a way to disable this? There have been a number of times when an enemies car gets close and my weapon changes. Also happens when I am close to an enemy on foot and don't...

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Miriam izaguirreDid they stop letting the second player (baby) put bombs? I thought it was my remote, I bought a new one and it still won't allow me?

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But I know what I'm having for supper: spaghetti
 
@MBraedley I'm not sure of the context but hooray nevertheless!
 
@TimStone blocked at work :(
 
7:29 PM
:(
 
@MBraedley Cheeseburger soup leftovers.
 
@MattGiltaji It's a bag of Oscar Mayer bacon jerky.
 
@Wipqozn I always like the breaded chicken (forget what it's called)
 
@MBraedley I can't remember the name either, but I know what you mean.
Maybe I will just get rice
and egg rolls
 
And hot and sour soup
 
7:31 PM
Pasta, diced chicken breast, fried with sweet pepper and peppercorns, parmesan cheese.
 
@TimStone NEver had it before.
 
@TimStone I AM WEEPING UNCONTROLLABLY NOW
 
Wonton Soup is what would tempt me
 
@fredley sounds very good
 
@MattGiltaji Just made it
Eating now
Takes 10 minutes
 
7:32 PM
I have no idea what I'm going to do now.
Well, I have some idea.
 
ONE TIME MY ROOMMATE MADE EGG DROP SOUP AND IT WAS THE BEST. I TRIED GETTING IT NEXT TIME I WENT TO A CHINESE PLACE AND IT WAS DIFFERENT AND TERRIBLE.
 
@Wipqozn You really are a monster. You need this in your life.
Everyone does.
 
DAMN IT NO
Combination pl- naaah by shrimp
 
@OrigamiRobot I tried to warn you! It's what you get for doing work and not paying attention at the exact moment it would have been helpful.
 
If @OrigamiRobot never mentioend shrimp I'd have ordered my food by now.
 
7:36 PM
@Wipqozn ONCE I HAVE BEHELD @TimStone GLORIOUS VISAGE, I AM AT MAXIMUM TEARS
I'M GETTING CHICKEN WINGS IF THAT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER
 
@OrigamiRobot A little.
Since I can't decide, I should just get a combination platter.
but now I want chicken wings. With hot sauce.
The problem is now I'm hungry.
I'm my own worst enemy.
 
Stuff gotten. Now to make it back across town.
 
Maybe I'll just go hungry.
 
@AshleyNunn Hooray! Did it go relatively painlessly?
 
Time to run some numbers before I head home.
 
7:46 PM
@Wipqozn the obvious answer is combo platter + chicken wings
 
Other than the awkward conversation with my supervisor about how they care so much and were so worried and it is so nice to see me recovering
 
"So nice to see you recovering, real shame to hear you're without a job now. ...Err, wait. Uhh...so...I'll be se...shit. Bye!"
 
@Rapitor That isn't helpful at all
 
kicks them in the shins
 
how is that not helpful
Just ask Lifehacks on what you should order, then.
 
7:48 PM
@timstone pretty much, yeah
 
WHAT HAPPENED? D:
 
@OrigamiRobot someone set up us the bomb
 
ORDER MADE
I JUST WENT IN AN MADE A DECISION
 
WAS IT SHRIMP?
 
Was your decision to get everything?
 
7:50 PM
shrimp fried rice + sweet and sour chicken + egg roll. I'll have a bunch of left overs
 
If it wasn't you were wrong and decidedly wrongly and should feel bad.
Excellent.
You didn't get the hot and sour soup because you're a monster but otherwise this is acceptable.
 
@AshleyNunn :(
 
@OrigamiRobot Yes. I decided that what I really want is an egg roill + shrimp fried rice, so I mine as well just grab sweet and sour chicken since it's the cheapest main dish on the menu, thus giving me a lot of left overs for tomorrow
 
ENJOY
 
I blame @OrigamiRobot both for the money, as well as the the enjoyment.
Well, I'm off. Going to get gas on the way. Toodles all. I'll likely spend the night reading cc @StrixVaria
 
7:54 PM
you better
 
READING IS HARD
I'M READING THE FIRST BOOK OF THE NIGHT ANGEL TRILOGY RIGHT NOW
ACTUALLY READING BECAUSE THE AUDIOBOOK FOR IT IS SO BAD
 
I like how (in Elite), the Federation is fucking everything up. Meanwhile the Empire peeps are going on dates.
 
YEA, BUT THEY'RE SCANDALOUS DATES!
 
how so.
 
@Rapitor AISLING DUVAL IS THE LEADING CANDIDATE FOR HEIR
SENATOR PATREUS SEEMS TO BE GOING FOR A POWER GRAB
 
8:04 PM
@Rapitor Are these PC-controlled factions or scripted stuff?
Games with emerging PC factions are intriguing to me.
 
@StrixVaria SCRIPTED
 
@StrixVaria some of it is player influenced, but most of the time it's just artciles and such written by Devs to give the game life.
 
THE CLOSEST THING TO A PC-CONTROLLED FACTION IS CSG WHICH ARE CURRENTLY KICKING FEDERAL ASS
 
Currently the war in federation space was because players grouped togther on the forums and were like "let's break this"
 
ALSO, WHEN THE DEVS TRIED TO IMPLEMENT A NEW CAPITAL SHIP, THERE WAS A BUG AND IT STARTED FIRING ON THE NEARBY SPACE STATION. THEY TURNED IT INTO CANON.
 
8:07 PM
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Q: Is there a way to read my god's abilities before the game starts?

StrixVariaI'm still pretty new to Smite, and I like playing Assault to get random new gods and give them a try. However, I always find myself "idling" in base for a minute after spawn to read all the new god's abilities, and usually miss some of the nuance to them because I'm trying to get the basics fast ...

 
> The faults first came to light when engineers began running the FNS Nevermore through its standard weapon diagnostic checks late last week. According to Core Dynamics, the FNS Nevermore’s weapon systems gave engineers the all clear, but upon attempting to fire on the target drone ship, the FNS Nevermore instead released a massive volley into Hudson Dock.
 
@OrigamiRobot Gotta love the look on the engineer's faces when that happened.
 
> The dock’s defence systems then returned fire, causing the Nevermore’s automated battle systems to kick in, resulting in an all-out fight between the two stellar titans.
 
"Uh. Oops?"
 
@OrigamiRobot I've done that! I am also not a massive capital ship.. so I did not live.
 
8:09 PM
SO THEN THEY CREATED A COMMUNITY EVENT TO SOURCE MATERIALS TO REPAIR THE SHIP
 
@Frank I think they mentioned that a number of crewmembers died, so that engineer might be dead.
Though he probably had that look on his face as he died.
 
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Q: Change default skin on spawn

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@OrigamiRobot is my hero. If it wasn't for him, I may not have gotten chinese food, and then I wouldn't gave got gas at the gas station next to the chinese food place, and then I wouldn't have discovered they sell that popcorn that I love.
He's basically the best.
 
FAULT
 
8:21 PM
popcorn and chinese food? that doesn't sound like it mixes
 
@Rapitor that's because you aren't throwing nutella in to really gel them together
 
that sounds even worse
i mean i love all 3 of those things
but probably not otgether
 
it should be pretty efficient at forming a perfect plug in your throat.
 
@Rapitor Clearly, you've never had popcorn-crusted Sichuan pork with a heavy gasoline-Nutella sauce.
 
@wipqozn what makes the popcorn so awesome?
 
8:27 PM
@badp This kills the @Rapitor.
 
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Q: how do I make my nether portal work in minecraft pocket edition?

MARYKAY TRUITWHERE do I light my nether portal on minecraft pocket edition 0.10.5?

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Q: what happened why has it changed

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8:47 PM
@AshleyNunn No idea. IT just is.
@Rapitor I didn't buy any, since I know it wouldn't Also I have ice cream for later tonight
 
@Wipqozn Is it just like buttered popcorn?
 
@AshleyNunn It's like movie popcorn, except better.
 
I like that Vessel has ads, too.
 
and yes, just buttered. No fancy flavours.
 
@Wipqozn My dad bought this yellow magical powder stuff that is for popcorn that I think is what they use in movie popcorn machines and it is awesome
@Wipqozn what kind of ice cream?
 
8:56 PM
@AshleyNunn Chocolate RAspberry, with oreos and skor bits mixed in.
 
@Wipqozn oh that sounds tasty
 
@AshleyNunn I suspect it will be. First time having chocolate raspberry. Tasted good when I tried it in the store.
 
I worked at a movie theatre as a teenager. The big difference between movie popcorn an regular popcorn is that the movie popcorn is coated in lard and salt before it pops.
 
@JasonBerkan Yeah, although I think we used some kind of coconut oil at our place.
Probably not actually coconut oil, but it was oil and it had a coconut on the box.
And it claimed to be coconut oil of some fashion.
 
9:13 PM
@Yuuki 0.00001% coconut oil
 
Homeopathic coconut oil!
 
@TimStone my homeopath recommended coconut oil as well!
 
GTFO Realtek drivers
GTFO
just
GTFO.
 
@badp Just trying to upgrade?
 
@AshleyNunn They simply appeared in my system tray like a fart from 1995.
 
9:25 PM
@badp Oh, lucky you.
 
@badp your farts last a long time
 
Since that happened, Windows has been hard freezing at an increasingly fast rate.
The event logs have no data on what happened.
No blue screen is shown.
 
The last boot lasted 10 minutes before a hard freeze.
However, I ran for hours on Ubuntu just fine.
Hence: it must be a software thing that happened recently.
So I'm now to see how much the system lasts now that the drivers are not in use.
 
9:40 PM
At what point can we change the minecraft tag to be a synonym of the technical-issues tag?
 
9:53 PM
@badp Is this the same system you're still trying to sort out?
 
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Q: Age of Empires 3 British Gameplan

EricI'm struggeling in aoe3. I just don't know the key moments in the game. Things like: What time do I aim for when I should age. At what time do I start producing military units? These kind of critical timings. How do you guys do it?

 

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