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Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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This thread. What a long, strange trip it has been.

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Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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xanif posted:

Can I cook salmon in a pan on a stove top or should I really use an oven? I tried it on a stove top and burnt the ever loving poo poo out of it and now all the recipes I see use an oven.

Blackened salmon is great and is a stove top recipe. Coat your salmon in a mix of salt, paprika, black pepper, chili powder, and white pepper, then cook in olive oil on medium heat. The spices will blacken into a crust on the outside and you are going to mace yourself. But the result is pretty good IMO.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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derek smart post a recipe

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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shut up and/or post a recipe octopode

E: noice job derek you're a right bloke you are

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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That is a dapper catte but I don't understand why it tolerates the scarffe

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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You are believes

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Gryphon0468 posted:

I see it's a slow day of SC news. I actually managed to catch up to the end of the thread only to see nothing worth reading :( DS you disappoint me.

In a way, every day is a slow day of SC news, because the game is trapped forever in a Sisyphean loop of engine rewrites.

Edit: apparently you missed this?

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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blueberrysmith posted:



Why even try guys.

Not seeing any problems here to be honest.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Pages ago, but I nominate this couch for CIG employee of the month. Taking on more crunch time/workload than anyone.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Yo merry Christmas SC thread I just wanted to say a few things, namely: Chicago-style pizza is great and Bootcha/fuzzknot come on guys there is a very dominant school of thought that says chili is not supposed to have beans and you gotta acknowledge that at least, it's like ignoring the 95 theses to say that chili must have beans.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Every time I think one of you guys is exaggerating how much the SC community sucks by cherry-picking bad posts I click through to the subreddit and I realize it's actually worse.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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It's a fascinating case study in how dynamic networks with simple rulesets can organically devolve into inbred poo poo heaps, just as you see in nature.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Hi I just noticed kilrathi is a portmanteau of "kill" and "wrath" and also that Chris Roberts is Aramaic for "total loving hack."

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Junkozeyne posted:

The great dream of all whales is naturally that a new player can't actually ever own a ship so that they have to work on their crew forever like the wageslaves they are.

I'm going to guess that crew rewards aren't paid out of the ship owner's pocket, but instead are expected to materialize from the ether ~fidelity~

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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What is up with the persistence? None of the resolutions really bother me, but the persistence is nauseating.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Generic extra in a science fiction movie who gets mowed down by blaster fire in the first 5 minutes.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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ZenMaster posted:

Come one, come all.

Turn down your lights, put in your earbuds. Experience horror like never before. Feel a chill and marvel at the hellscape before you:


:froggonk:http://sendvid.com/an95v768:froggonk:

:lol:

Lowtax posted:

Okay I just started writing this two hours ago, so it's not near finished or edited, but feel free to have a preview of my Star Citizen article so far:

http://www.somethingawful.com/cms-p...3.eb1fea423589/

Please do not share it since I'd rather have the finished one shared instead of this incomplete one. Any feedback or ideas would be great!

I think some gifs of the game's awful physics would be useful in addition to the aforementioned pictures of Star Citizens. AP has been posting these like mad.

Dogstoyevsky fucked around with this message at 19:00 on Jan 7, 2016

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Wasn't someone just saying that all SC ships are basically a group of models that just sort of hang together for damage state purposes? This seems to reinforce that idea, no?

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Star Citizen Forums Metagame is literally more fun than many actual games I have played.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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hakimashou posted:

What would you say if a goon had made it impossible for many other goons to fish in peace by breaking a Fishing Pact that they had established which allowed them to fish without fear of molestation or harassment?

"Fie, to ye olde Space Court with ye!"

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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CrazyLoon posted:

It's a medieval punishment (CLEARLY unlike rape itself), and thus should not be in a sci-fi space game. Check and mate, SJW.



i really hope i don't get banned or anything i'm simply suggesting your avatar be sexually defiled, a little humiliation would make me think twice about traveling through pirate space without an escort, surely what i'm proposing is less morally questionable than MURDER

Dogstoyevsky fucked around with this message at 12:04 on Jan 9, 2016

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Berious posted:

Don't worry the forth stimpire guy is still chugging along. Mods didn't even close his amazing thread which I'm sure they know about because CIG obsessively read every post ITT.

https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/310241/the-sickening-and-heartbreaking-truths-of-the-fourth-stimpire

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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all aboard the SS. Trollingship

edit: it's multi crew

Dogstoyevsky fucked around with this message at 12:55 on Jan 9, 2016

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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How doth one pierce the ephemeral veil of trollingship? Verily, it is a fine mesh which lies betwixt goons and citizens . I myself have gazed into this chasm, and so wonder now on which side I rest. It is a perverse camaraderie that binds us all, regardless of our affiliation. Diogenes carried a lamp in the daytime, asking whether there be an honest man. Similarly, I walk with my rear end backwards and say PAAAAAARP.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Beer4TheBeerGod posted:

They're a race of alien barbarians, with tusks and horns and bony spines, who fly ships covered in blades and spines, because when making starships the primary design consideration is how to make the ships look like their creators.

They're space Germans and I hate Chris Roberts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vandals

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Thursday Next posted:

loving oath.

The worst part about Seattle pizza is the people's insistence that it's both "New York style" and "good". It is neither. It's weird, puffy dough with bad sauce and sun-dried tomato basil pesto tofu on top. It is abomination.

I thought Pudge Brothers was okay when I lived there.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Bait and Swatch posted:

Star Citizen! Is a high energy! Product

Elite Dangerous is low energy

Jeb Bush doesn't have what it takes to run the Fourth Stimpire.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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It's called emphasising.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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D_Smart posted:

PSA: The doxxing of matilda2013 aka Karl is apparently underway. I got notification from someone saying they're doing it because they have a strong suspicion that it's Sandi behind an alt

When Sandi said she did the work of 3 6 10 people, I should have guessed that she was referring to the number of alts she was on.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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It's hard for me to believe that Sandi is Matilda. The theory is really based on thin evidence (same name in an IMDB listing etc) but the thing that really clinches it for me is that Matilda writes in English as if it is his/her second language. That's a hard thing to fake, especially over a long period of time, and Sandi just isn't that good of an actress.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Wuxi posted:

But we are an open community and in order to understand the cultists better we need to have our own Dream that we believe in, reality be damned.

STRETCH GOAL: Derek Smart will hire a PI to establish that Sandi is effortposting all across the 'verse under different alt accounts.

STRETCH GOAL: CIG will fold by year's end 2016

STRETCH GOAL: CIG will fold in two weeks

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Scruffpuff posted:

She may not need to be. Her replies to Beer indicate that she's not that good with English in the first place.

It's not just being a poor writer--there's a sort of "know it when you see it," gestalt aspect of non-native speaking that shows up in Matilda's prose that isn't there for Sandi's. If I knew any German I could probably pick out specific things that are a result of trying to map German syntax/vocabulary onto English.


D_Smart posted:

Not, it's more than that I think

1. Offers "Ortwin" for legal representation against Dolvak (that clown who threatened to ruin my career and who quickly backed off when he heard back from me)

https://www.reddit.com/r/DerekSmart/comments/3q5f9p/so_i_just_got_doxed_by_derek/cwc6gm3

2. Knows about the number of refunds. A number that, according to Google, doesn't appear anywhere

https://www.reddit.com/r/DerekSmart/comments/3kwnz6/more_excepts_of_crazy/cv1k4oa

Aside from all the other analysis (e.g. writing) already run. At first, I was just discounting it as Karl (who has disappeared from the face of the Earth) being Matilda2013.

But that's just stuff that crazy people could do or say. It's not solid.


D_Smart posted:

You are forgetting that Sandi has spoken in German. Claims to know German etc How hard would it be for her to fake it in writing?

Plus, how many Germans do you know, who have ever been on a hate campaign and spend so much time on this one thing (me)? Plus, have you seen this person's post history? No? Go to to http://reddit.com/u/Matilda2013 or use http://searchreddit.com and see.

I am 75% convinced it's her. And now that someone is looking into it, all it would take is one person to ...yeah right. Naturally since they are reading this forum, I'm not going to reveal how they could be unmasked

I'm not forgetting Sandi's background in German at all*, but keeping up a persona online (especially one that is not wholly fluent in her native language) is a lot of work, and I don't think Sandi has it in her. It's not her. But you do you Derek, you are the troll engine that powers this thread to ever greater heights of weirdness. I Want To Believe.

* the thread has also slighted her proficiency or qualifications in other languages and disciplines, so just pretend I quoted the Umberto Eco essay on shifting rhetorical focus or whatever

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Tijuana Bibliophile posted:

I don't think anyone knows

It's simply not possible to separate the made up crazy from the genuine

Embrace eternity.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Eonwe posted:

this is a good thread

:agreed:

The Star Citizen ARG is really good.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Uh oh, it was us, we were the Vanduul all along. The real monster...........










is GOONS

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Mendrian posted:

Mod Pizza is okay. That's the thing about Seattle food in general - with the obvious exception of seafood, sushi, Vietnamese, etc - is that it's okay even when its good. Italian, burgers, pizza, sandwiches - they are, at best, palatable.

Wrong, Paseo is still the world's best sandwich. Even after the management change. But other than that this post is 100% accurate. If you're not eating raw salmon, pho, and pad thai every day in Seattle you're doing it wrong. Also, the Seattle hot dog is garbage.

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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FrankieGoes posted:

What? Paseo is the name of the shittiest Toyota ever made. I remember when it came out I wondered if it was Spanish or Italian for rear end in a top hat or something.

educate yourself fool



Paseo/Sandwich Mecca

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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FrankieGoes posted:

Why did Toyota name their 2 door Echo after a sandwich?

I assume because it's the best sandwich and they hoped the branding would carry over.

Edit: 1200 guys... that's about how many people Matilda claimed had refunds.... nice to see you SANDI

Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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Gilganixon posted:

in no way is it worth attempting this for :10bux: worth of avatar, friend.

Yeah, as someone who has read the thread, the moral is: you can take the money and not deliver what you promised.

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Dogstoyevsky
Oct 9, 2012

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If CIG would give us a game, goons would grief your ships instead of your reddit accounts. This is the natural order of things.

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