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by vampireshark
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 137351

Re: Creativity of the day

What's the 25 year anniversary about? And who is the knight rider? ;-) The 25th anniversary is the celebration of the fall of the Ilian Empire (in 1993)*, which then led to the establishment of the second Republic about a year or so later. The knight is imagined to be a King of Ilia (Járvan, eldest...
by vampireshark
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19505

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

Minor vent: I took my iPhone (5) in for a repair about a month ago. Turned out the battery was faulty, but, fortunately, I got a new-ish phone today (after about a month of runaround and waiting for a response from them)... and it turns out the phone doesn't work properly! (The home button won't re...
by vampireshark
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 137351

Re: Creativity of the day

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by vampireshark
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19505

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

That was also what I was trying to add to the conversation: own your dysfunction. If you genuinely want to have a better relationship with someone, do what you need to do to get there. I watched my father struggle with this all through adolescence. He was never close to his father, who was a quiet ...
by vampireshark
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19505

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

(attempts to hide under the table as a result of the argument) Anyways, something I’ll also add a bit to the conversation: if you know you have a problem, whether mental, emotional, or otherwise, then the only way to change is if you first recognize or admit there’s a problem. No amount of therapy r...
by vampireshark
Thu May 31, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19505

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

When you told us about the divorce, I didn't realise it was that kind of situation. That sucks. I didn't realize this until last Friday either. I knew my dad was seeing someone, but not that they were trigger-happy enough to fly to Nevada and get hitched there to bypass Texas' 30-day waiting period...
by vampireshark
Fri May 25, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19505

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

My parents' divorce was ratified/finalized about three weeks ago. Today, I got an e-mail from my father saying that he and his current girlfriend have gotten married.

This kinda hurts.
by vampireshark
Thu May 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 137351

Re: Creativity of the day

I made more stuff. Because stuff. (Stuff.)
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by vampireshark
Mon May 07, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80602

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

My parents' divorce has been finalized... coincidentally (perhaps) just under three years to the day my father left my mother. In some ways, I'm relieved that it's done and over with, but it's still not pleasant. (Now to figure out how to manage trips back to the US when they're about 1200 miles apa...
by vampireshark
Tue May 01, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 137351

Re: Creativity of the day

I spun it with two plies of white and one of a variegated green/black/gold. The white stuff is superfine merino wool, and the green is a merino/silk blend. It turned out QUITE soft and I'm quite happy with it. I already mailed it off to Canada. :P I'm in the redditgifts yarn exchange. I hope the re...
by vampireshark
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 137351

Re: Creativity of the day

Risla wrote:Lookit the yarn I spun!

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Very cool! What's it made from, and do you have any plans for it?
by vampireshark
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 137351

Re: Creativity of the day

More money, because reasons.

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by vampireshark
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 137351

Re: Creativity of the day

Behold, more new money.

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by vampireshark
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19505

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

Boss made an extremely inappropriate remark to a coworker of mine in front of everyone in the room (almost the entire lab group). Lots of awkwardness ensued, especially since he's the boss and calling him out is probably a horrible idea...
by vampireshark
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 137351

Re: Creativity of the day

Got bored. Revisited old project. (Thanks to finlay for the photo.)
Am incidentally also looking for people to offer up photos to appear on banknotes...

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by vampireshark
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 246239

Re: Happy Things Thread

So, the lab group I'm in here in Luxembourg was charged with hosting this year's German Liquid Crystal Conference. (Why they picked Luxembourg is a mystery to me.) In any event, I also was awarded a slot for an oral presentation on some of the work I've been doing on interfacial tension of liquid cr...
by vampireshark
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19505

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

So, after a fun week in the UK seeing friends and castles, I had quite a "fun" adventure getting back to Luxembourg yesterday! – I arrived at the train station a few minutes late for the Eurostar check-in due to Tube mishaps, meaning that I couldn't board the train. Fortunately, not all hope was los...
by vampireshark
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The upcoming (September 24) German federal election
Replies: 101
Views: 9778

Re: The upcoming (September 24) German federal election

Result just in: 66 percent of SPD members voted for the coalition agreement. Looking forward to talking about this with my German coworkers. I'm not surprised this happened (I think there'd be more surprise if the deal fell through), but it's definitely not going to be too positive for the SPD when...
by vampireshark
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: purchasing power parity
Replies: 57
Views: 5896

Re: purchasing power parity

its not like i'm a big spender, but in my experience quality greatly increases with price when it comes to sextoys. in other news, a pack of cigs here now costs three and a half lucas, which is slightly below five euros or something like that, and real estate prices are nearly five times what they ...
by vampireshark
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19505

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

May I enquire as to which form these junk emails take? I've deleted all mine, but usually they follow a form much like Dear Dr. ..., Based on your recent publication "...", we would encourage you to submit a manuscript to our new Journal of ... We provide full peer review and competitive prices. Su...
by vampireshark
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19505

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

Since my most recent (Scientific) publications, I've been flooded with a fuckton of spam/junk e-mails for predatory conferences and journals, and it's just gotten much worse after my first publication as a first-author ( despite me not including my e-mail on the publication! ). I wonder who on earth...
by vampireshark
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80602

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

I'm looking forward to vacation starting Friday. I'll be headed first to Brussels for a few days and then to Cardiff and London. Super-excited.

But... I haven't packed anything yet, though, and Wednesday and Thursday look to be somewhat busy...
by vampireshark
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 137351

Re: Creativity of the day

Your currency looks so convincingly European. (It is supposed to be European, right?) The countries in question are European-influenced and inspired, but there really isn't a precise geographic area I've pinned them to. (I'm too lazy to try to work through an althistory with them.) I just largely h...
by vampireshark
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The upcoming (September 24) German federal election
Replies: 101
Views: 9778

Re: The upcoming (September 24) German federal election

The CDU, CSU, and SPD have finished their coalition deal! It now needs to be approved by the total SPD membership. The results of that vote will be published in early March. Sigh. I mean, Germany's already gone for five-ish months without a formal government, so what's another month? Now the questi...
by vampireshark
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Creativity of the day
Replies: 1704
Views: 137351

Re: Creativity of the day

Also, more stuff:
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