Random Musings Page 1710

  • Nexus_6 4 May 2021 21:41:51 6,145 posts
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    LegendaryApe wrote:
    Trafford wrote:
    I've been struggling with sciatica recently but Skull/ Face Ache sounds like a nightmare. You have my sympathies.
    Sympathies seconded, to both of you
    Thanks guys. I was in quite a low place when I wrote that this morning. It just sucks all the life out of me. I would have quite happily stopped living if it was just an on/off type of situation.

    Pain peaked later in the morning. It was pretty bad but not as bad as itís been when I remember thinking I needed an ambulance it was so bad.

    Now itís tolerable. Not at the level I can concentrate on anything like work but hopefully itís died down by tomorrow.
  • Dougs 5 May 2021 06:01:30 100,298 posts
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    Jeez. That sounds horrendous. What did they diagnose you with?
  • Nexus_6 5 May 2021 09:27:36 6,145 posts
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    ITS NOT USUALLY SERIOUS AND GOES AWAY ON ITS OWN

    Apparently.

    And it's died down well today, so feeling capable of work thankfully, although opening emails and I can feel the pain coming back and have to actually concentrate on being better.
  • Decks 5 May 2021 10:15:18 30,883 posts
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    Apparently pornstars get this a lot from sucking on so many giant dicks.
  • nickthegun 5 May 2021 10:19:38 87,537 posts
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    So your doctor tells you
  • Decks 5 May 2021 10:20:43 30,883 posts
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    I'm no star nick. Amateur at best.
  • nickthegun 5 May 2021 10:21:05 87,537 posts
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  • Razz 5 May 2021 14:11:17 1,193 posts
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    I remember the music genome project and how awesome Pandora was but Spotify's daily mixes are
    whole new level of black magic fuckery voodoo magic.

    Not only do they seem to know exactly what I want to listen to; but they also seem to DJ for lack of a better term. The mix is varied enough that you don't get listening fatigue, ups, downs, low and fast tunes spaced out near perfectly.

    I've only used Spotify for a year, coming from Google Play music, but I don't see myself switching to anything else for the foreseeable future.

    Edited by Razz at 14:15:52 05-05-2021
  • Psychotext 5 May 2021 16:21:04 70,593 posts
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    Oddly enough, I'm just getting bored of them. Of the four on my homepage only one is really stuff I want to listen to, and it doesn't last as long as I'd like before getting to the end.

    I've been using Spotify for the best part of a decade though, so maybe it works better when you're starting out.
  • nickthegun 5 May 2021 16:38:52 87,537 posts
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    They are pretty good but I do get more mileage out of 'Release Radar' and 'Discover Weekly' in the 'made for you' section. They really do know what I like.

    The other recommended stuff is pretty good. It seems to know I like curated playlists.

    It does seem to have got better with age although Im probably classed as a 'power user' so I do feed it a *lot* of information.
  • lordofthedunce 5 May 2021 17:08:43 768 posts
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    Unfortunately I play bedtime songs for my kids on my Spotify account so the algorithms for release radar etc get it wrong (for my taste) a fair bit.

    Edited by lordofthedunce at 17:09:24 05-05-2021
  • lordofthedunce 5 May 2021 17:08:44 768 posts
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    Unfortunately I play bedtime songs for my kids on my Spotify account so the algorithms for release radar etc get it wrong a fair bit.
  • robthehermit 5 May 2021 17:23:28 8,631 posts
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    The algorithms on Amazon were fantastic, I used to be able to say "Play my soundtrack" but having listened to some odd music (Blaas of Glory and Grateful Dead I'm looking at you) recently, it's proper knackered it. It used to be all 80's and 90's rock and metal, symphonic metal and modern country, now it's all shit instrumental covers and crap 60's jazz shit. Anyone know how long this shit takes to recover?
  • challenge_hanukkah 5 May 2021 17:50:17 14,318 posts
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    Nexus_6 wrote:
    ITS NOT USUALLY SERIOUS AND GOES AWAY ON ITS OWN

    Apparently.

    And it's died down well today, so feeling capable of work thankfully, although opening emails and I can feel the pain coming back and have to actually concentrate on being better.
    I've had this for 13 years.
  • Dougs 5 May 2021 18:13:52 100,298 posts
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    lordofthedunce wrote:
    Unfortunately I play bedtime songs for my kids on my Spotify account so the algorithms for release radar etc get it wrong (for my taste) a fair bit.
    I had to upgrade to a family Deezer sub to avoid this. It's taken a while to get to the algorithm back on place. My 2020 playlist was eclectic to say the least.
  • lordofthedunce 5 May 2021 19:15:56 768 posts
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    That's a good shout. My Spotify 'most played' track of 2020 was extremely questionable
  • THFourteen 5 May 2021 19:18:56 54,913 posts
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    Yeah I am a big fan of the Wiggles according to Spotify.

    Do the propellor do the propeller do the propeller around an a round

    Edited by THFourteen at 19:19:41 05-05-2021
  • wuntyate 6 May 2021 10:24:13 17,393 posts
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    Looks like my mother-in-law doesn't have long left. Wife has been up at the hospital for the past 24 hours and I've just told my boy that his nanny is very ill indeed. The worst part of it is that she has been - during her lucid moments - terrified of dying and was trying to keep herself awake as she was scared she wouldn't wake up again. Then she goes into delerium, then has to be sedated to stop her becoming too anxious. All this time the hospital seem unsure exactly how long she has left.

    I saw her the day before Easter on a beautiful sunny day, she was out in the garden and we had a great chat. My wife said that if it becomes possible for me to visit then would I like to. I of course said yes straight away but part of me now that I'm sitting here at work wants my final memory of her to be that sunny afternoon. Does that sound wrong? If she was conscious enough to recognise me there of course I'd be there but if she wasn't... Would my prescence be enough and what would that final memory be?

    Sorry. Ramble.
  • Vortex808 6 May 2021 10:51:47 15,528 posts
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    Nice memories are good, and should certainly be held on to, but how much do you think you would beat yourself up if you didn't go?

    I still regret not visiting my grandad on his deathbed as a teen due to wanting to preserve happier memories. That was a long time ago, but it still irks me that I didn't go. Not emotionally equipped enough at the time i guess.

    I did meet my wife's dad at the very end of his life (pancreatic cancer), but they had been estranged for many years prior to that due to parental separation, so I didn't know them as well as someone normally would have, so can't really advise on an in-law death situation!
  • Nexus_6 6 May 2021 10:59:34 6,145 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    Nexus_6 wrote:
    ITS NOT USUALLY SERIOUS AND GOES AWAY ON ITS OWN

    Apparently.

    And it's died down well today, so feeling capable of work thankfully, although opening emails and I can feel the pain coming back and have to actually concentrate on being better.
    I've had this for 13 years.
    Oh fuck.
  • wuntyate 6 May 2021 13:06:14 17,393 posts
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    @Vortex808 Yes, you're right of course. I would not feel right if I didn't go and visit, regardless of wether she knows I'm there or not. It's the right thing to do. I remember seeing the father-in-law at the end stages of his cancer in the hospice years ago and again, it's not the memory you want of someone, but I need to be above that and be there.

    I'm not even sure I'll get the chance with covid rules being what they are, there's already my wife and her two sisters there, and her mums brothers and sisters are visiting when they can, so it may be a moot point. If that's the case then it'll be as it's meant to be I suppose.
  • X201 13 May 2021 13:05:21 22,111 posts
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    In October it will be 10 years since the first official confirmation that GTA V existed.

    10 years later, the next GTA release is yet another port on to the console generation that was two generations after the original release platforms.

    I miss the all the announcement of an announcements that we used to get.
  • askew 13 May 2021 13:22:54 24,027 posts
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    A license to print money. Why bother creating anything new?
  • Razz 13 May 2021 14:46:54 1,193 posts
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    Yeah I imagine they're working on some huge money making platform for GTA 6, so it's all integrated from the start. But whilst GTA 5 is still doing gangbusters, why rush it?
  • lordofthedunce 13 May 2021 15:01:45 768 posts
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    I imagine the amount of cash something like this and TESO make every month is fucking ridiculous
  • askew 13 May 2021 15:42:20 24,027 posts
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    I'm sure there's some higher-res art assets required, but I can imagine developing for Series X/S vs One is probably an option in the Visual Studio "Compile Target" dropdown, right?

    /not a games developer

    Edited by askew at 15:42:44 13-05-2021
  • Trowel 15 May 2021 04:43:55 24,498 posts
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    9% of American men think they could beat an elephant in unarmed combat. Yet 24% don't think they could beat a rat? And as for geese...

    Valuable research.

    https://today.yougov.com/topics/lifestyle/articles-reports/2021/05/13/lions-and-tigers-and-bears-what-animal-would-win-f
  • JoeBlade 15 May 2021 05:46:34 6,207 posts
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    That's a pretty strange poll. And even stranger results.

    There are idiots out there who think they could actually beat a fucking elephant in unarmed combat? WTF?
  • Your-Mother 15 May 2021 05:48:28 8,044 posts
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    Whatís a goose going to do?
  • Load_2.0 15 May 2021 06:53:43 33,534 posts
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    Pour sick coffee water!

    Gooseneck life brah!

    Edited by Load_2.0 at 06:54:02 15-05-2021
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