My Little Sentry

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  1. My Little Sentry

    I just noticed...

    Holy crap, I didn't even see that!
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    I just noticed...

    Happened to be watching 5e09 last night, for no readily obvious reason. I hadn't previously noticed something in the shot where the camera pans across the crowd during the wedding scene: There's The Dude, there's Walter... and there's an empty chair where Donny should be. That was kind of touching.
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    Ponycon 2016

    I should be there right now. I have a ticket, I bought it last year. Been looking forward to this for months. Instead, I'm at work. Three of my employees have been out for a week (one in the hospital, one on jury duty, one on temporary assignment to the news department), and we're massively backlogged at the TV station. And since the new production control room has to be online by the end of the month, here we are. I so wanted to hear Faust, and to attend the screening of the new Anthology...
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    Trick question. The correct answer is Kirk. Red or Blu?
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    Video Killed the Radio Star. Cumin or paprika?
  6. My Little Sentry

    Well, it's official...

    MLP has gone 100%, completely mainstream: For those who don't follow politics in the US, this is a political cartoon published in mainstream media outlets which pokes fun at US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton (wife of former US president Bill Clinton) who is one of the front-running candidates for next year's election. She's been the subject of considerable criticism lately due mostly to some less-than-entirely-truthful statements. Cartoons such as this which present political figures in charicature are extremely common, but this is the first one I've seen which actually used MLP as source material.
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    Trick question. Sentries are genderless. Bake the pizza on a stone with cornmeal underneath, or in a pan over olive oil? (This is something I've been experimenting with of late. Assume dough consisting of nothing but tipo 00 flour, water, a pinch of sugar and proofed active yeast, stretched thin, with a spicy homemade tomato sauce and a blend of mozzarella, romano, and parmesan cheeses,)
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    Sunny. My bike has rim brakes, which suck when wet. Plus, arriving at work completely soaked sucks, and the alternative is the 4 train, which sucks only marginally less. Particularly in the summertime, when they crank the heat in the tunnels up to "Cambodia." Same answer for when I lived in the 'burbs and commuted. Rainy = I have to put the top up on the car. Germany or Austria?
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    Windows laptop. You can't run real applications on a Chromebook. (Though I still vastly prefer a traditional desktop PC for "serious" computing. Laptops are for lounging casually on the sofa, carrying up to the roof to plug into the satellite uplink modulator, etc.) 1985 or 2015?
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    The ghost of Jihadi John strikes

    As someone who works in news (broadcast, rather than print, WPIX-TV in NYC), I'll be the first to admit that we sometimes skim over little details in the rush to get to air. I can absolutely, 100% guarantee you that the Star Wars advert was part of a layout template that had been created a day or two before press time, and that in the rush to get copy to press, someone just didn't have time to reformat the page. That said, this whole affair is eerie as hell. Presupposing certain facts not yet in evidence, ISIS has retaliated against France for the killing of a British citizen, in Syria, by Americans. The concept of statehood is starting to seem irrelevant. For those in the US not familiar with the history of the Revolutionary War, do some googling. One country, in particular, supported the US in the war against Britain. That country stood in solidarity with the US after the 9/11 attacks, in which I lost a colleague and co-worker who was on duty at 1 WTC. And tonight, on my way home from work, I saw the French flag flying in lights on the mast of the new 1 World Trade: I get a weird, spooky, difficult-to-articulate vibe about this.
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    Coke. With Cruzan estate dark rum. Actually, skip the coke. Asiago or fontina?
  12. My Little Sentry

    Possibly a server with a password lock?

    ^ This. I think we grew a little too fast, a little too soon. It's all fine and well to say "we have three servers," but as I write this, all three of them are sitting empty. I don't think I've ever seen more than one of them have any significant activity at any given time, and I've never encountered a full server. And you're spot-on that "weird" maps, while novel at first, often fail to provide a meaningful gaming experience and wind up becoming derp-fests. That sort of behavior drives me right out of any server. In all seriousness, I'd like to propose that we consider temporarily suspending two of them, and making the one that remains a stock-map-only server. That will help us to get some pub inflow, keep the regulars focused in one place and keep players interested. The idea of scheduling events and sending notifications also has merit. And don't be too eager to criticize randoms. (I'm speaking to everyone here, not you, User.) Sure, not everyone who logs into the server from the TF2 server search screen will be a good fit, but being randomly placed on the PF2 server several years ago is how I discovered the whole MLP community in the first place. I want you to understand that I'm not saying this as a personal criticism or attack, but please don't try to turn FiG into The Round Stable. Civil discourse necessarily entails dissenting opinions. Thus far, it's been mostly mature and reasonable. Thread censorship just isn't cool.
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    Possibly a server with a password lock?

    Serious question: The servers are just barely getting along as-is, and we want to make it HARDER for people to join?
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    Laser. It's extremely difficult to reliably transmit data over long distances with a taser. Pegacorn or Alicorn? (Both are canon.)
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    Coma, of course. The vast majority of coma patients regain consciousness and functionality after only a few days or weeks. The prognosis for patients suffering from death is rather less optimistic. Unix or VMS? (And not that pansy Linux shit, either. System V running on big iron.)