What weird stuff has happened to you lately?

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06-11-2019, 12:12 AM
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(06-10-2019, 07:26 PM)Loko Wrote: Came across a lady at work with a Dear Evan Hansen t-shirt who told me she was wearing a different theatre shirt every day that whole week until the Tony's. Hope you enjoyed the show miss! :)

D'awwh... You're such a sweetheart, Loko-kun. I'm sure she did. <3

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06-20-2019, 03:47 AM
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Just got a notice from Windows saying they'll stop giving my Windows 7 PC performance updates when my 23rd birthday is very close starting next year halfway through the first month and wants me to switch to Windows 10, otherwise this widescreen beauty will be left exposed more to unwanted bad stuff, particularly if I decide to mod more of my stuff later on.

I'm not going to ditch my Windows 7 and this PC until I'm fully sure I'm ready to make the switch.
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06-20-2019, 01:00 PM
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(06-20-2019, 03:47 AM)LucianDreamer Wrote: Just got a notice from Windows saying they'll stop giving my Windows 7 PC performance updates when my 23rd birthday is very close starting next year halfway through the first month and wants me to switch to Windows 10, otherwise this widescreen beauty will be left exposed more to unwanted bad stuff, particularly if I decide to mod more of my stuff later on.

I'm not going to ditch my Windows 7 and this PC until I'm fully sure I'm ready to make the switch.

scare tactics
don't give in
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06-20-2019, 05:55 PM
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(06-20-2019, 01:00 PM)Kukuru Wrote:
(06-20-2019, 03:47 AM)LucianDreamer Wrote: Just got a notice from Windows saying they'll stop giving my Windows 7 PC performance updates when my 23rd birthday is very close starting next year halfway through the first month and wants me to switch to Windows 10, otherwise this widescreen beauty will be left exposed more to unwanted bad stuff, particularly if I decide to mod more of my stuff later on.

I'm not going to ditch my Windows 7 and this PC until I'm fully sure I'm ready to make the switch.

scare tactics
don't give in
I trusted Windows as well as Microsoft more than long enough my whole life it isn't scaremongering to me, they give me half a year in advance with transparency they felt like it has nearly reached its limit for servicing an outdated system. I even checked their FAQ on what the new OS does before I decide to check the don’t remind me again box, and wanting to make sure that the transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10 goes along smoothly. I think it calls for lighter, sleeker units and built-in security. Technology may have evolved with the Windows, but I hate to find out if they're going to start secretly spy on me through their new "recognition" features from there on out. Then I will finally come to realization it was indeed quite the scare all along.

Probably around the end of this year I might make the toughest decision yet.
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06-20-2019, 06:03 PM
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(06-20-2019, 05:55 PM)LucianDreamer Wrote:
(06-20-2019, 01:00 PM)Kukuru Wrote:
(06-20-2019, 03:47 AM)LucianDreamer Wrote: Just got a notice from Windows saying they'll stop giving my Windows 7 PC performance updates when my 23rd birthday is very close starting next year halfway through the first month and wants me to switch to Windows 10, otherwise this widescreen beauty will be left exposed more to unwanted bad stuff, particularly if I decide to mod more of my stuff later on.

I'm not going to ditch my Windows 7 and this PC until I'm fully sure I'm ready to make the switch.

scare tactics
don't give in
I trusted Windows as well as Microsoft

There's your mistake

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06-22-2019, 10:05 PM
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I called a friend butterscotch and to this second it is troubling me
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06-23-2019, 07:14 PM
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Our restaurant at IKEA literally ran out of almost everything that goes on the serving line


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06-28-2019, 09:11 PM
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2 butterflies landed on me o.o

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06-28-2019, 11:57 PM
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While I was driving home tonight Rain Is Falling started playing as the rain, well, started to fall.

 
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07-01-2019, 06:49 PM (This post was last modified: 07-01-2019, 06:49 PM by Backlash.)
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My one work friend has been surprising me as of late, and not in a good way. Normally he's really shy, won't even reply to emails unless you copy the boss or go to his desk. But today he spent a whole half-hour ragging about politics with my other co-workers.

Interesting dude. I'd hesitate to call him nice, though.

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07-02-2019, 07:57 AM
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Was on the serving line a few days ago, these three Japanese ladies came in and were trying to order something. Couldn't really figure out what they wanted, then this white dude next to them just busted out the whole fluent Japanese

I thought it was just some rando, but I guess he was their translator lmao


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07-03-2019, 07:27 AM
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Just got a phone book through the letterbox.

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07-03-2019, 06:13 PM
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(07-03-2019, 07:27 AM)malmon Wrote: Just got a phone book through the letterbox.

How in the world did it even fit? >.<

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07-03-2019, 06:24 PM
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(07-03-2019, 07:27 AM)malmon Wrote: Just got a phone book through the letterbox.

Look around ya. Make sure there isn't a guy in black and white narrating or ya might be in the Twilight Zone o.o

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07-03-2019, 06:47 PM
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(07-03-2019, 06:13 PM)Backlash Wrote:
(07-03-2019, 07:27 AM)malmon Wrote: Just got a phone book through the letterbox.

How in the world did it even fit? >.<

It's not very thick, like the yellow pages. It's a BT phone book, with like, 212 pages.

Interestingly enough, one of the ads in there inspired me to look into getting CompTIA certified.

(07-03-2019, 06:24 PM)Rose Wrote:
(07-03-2019, 07:27 AM)malmon Wrote: Just got a phone book through the letterbox.

Look around ya. Make sure there isn't a guy in black and white narrating or ya might be in the Twilight Zone o.o

I wish I understood this reference ^_^'

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07-04-2019, 03:42 PM
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(07-03-2019, 06:47 PM)malmon Wrote:
(07-03-2019, 06:13 PM)Backlash Wrote:
(07-03-2019, 07:27 AM)malmon Wrote: Just got a phone book through the letterbox.

How in the world did it even fit? >.<

It's not very thick, like the yellow pages. It's a BT phone book, with like, 212 pages.

Interestingly enough, one of the ads in there inspired me to look into getting CompTIA certified.

(07-03-2019, 06:24 PM)Rose Wrote:
(07-03-2019, 07:27 AM)malmon Wrote: Just got a phone book through the letterbox.

Look around ya. Make sure there isn't a guy in black and white narrating or ya might be in the Twilight Zone o.o

I wish I understood this reference ^_^'

Ya never watched The Twilight Zone? whaaa

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07-09-2019, 05:48 PM (This post was last modified: 07-09-2019, 05:52 PM by Backlash.)
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I imagine there comes a time, given enough resources and the right moment, when "Virtual Reality" transcends its artificial origin and simply becomes "Reality", no prefix necessary. For me, this was only recognizable in retrospect, when late last night, having finally unwound after a tough day at work, I decided on a lark that I'd pay my friend a visit in VR Chat.

I was eager to talk. I'd recently bought an expensive set of sensors that tracked my whole body, with the aspiration of someday transposing my entire character into the the virtual world. So imagine my surprise when my NEET friend had gone and done the exact same thing, and for the exact same reasons.

His home was dim; a wide slate platform lit only by the starry sky. Our conversation stretched for hours, meandering through topics such as anime, to video games, to my friend's brief and unsavoury encounter with the Overwatch League. Happily, he'd coaxed us towards a gigantic mirror he'd modeled into the lone wall, which came in handy whenever a topic ran thin. Towards the very far end however, imperceptible in the dark, was a narrow alcove some three meters deep. He beckoned me inside, and shut the door once I'd realized the room's purpose.

This was a gallery. What's more, a gallery of photographs featuring his avatar and a slew of other people. I asked him if these were his closest friends, to which he replied that they used to be his closest friends.

One by one, all of these people had left him by the wayside. I could scarcely reckon why - in our time, my friend had proven both caring, and oftentimes insightful for me and many others. I understood how easily he'd settled back into isolation. What ultimately struck me, however, was a square silver plaque affixed to the wall beside the door. Alas, his exact writing escape me, but I recall it as such a genuine expression of selflessness that I was left without words. Instead, a black emotion welled within me, and whilst he reminisced about distant memories, I'd draw close and embrace him, tightly.

The rest of the night saw us share a quiet comfort under the stars. I haven't felt that safe and secure around someone in a good, long while. It's true, I shouldn't isolate myself from "real" people, but stripped of choice and given boundless free time, I could likely spend eternity in that digital dream. <3

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