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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #150 on: 04 Dec 2014, 00:25 »

Did I mention....
1) I'm a Rocket Scientist
2) I've done Defence work
3) I'm a wargamer

I also know Winchell Chung, the proprietor of the Project Rho site. Best known for this artwork he did in his teens.


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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #151 on: 04 Dec 2014, 02:07 »

This is all the work of Hanners-mom to test her daughter
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #152 on: 04 Dec 2014, 02:25 »

hannelore could just buy the building & hire the current manager to run it for her. then she could install whatever she wanted.

what's the point of being richer than a saudi prince if you aren't gonna implement massively overkill solutions to relatively minor inconveniences?
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #153 on: 04 Dec 2014, 02:56 »

"Accurate" and "orbital bombardment" do not fit in the same sentence.

QC has never been one to be bothered with "semantics."

Dropping a tungsten rod on a specific set of 9 digit GPS coordinates from orbit is extremely accurate. Even if the kinetic energy from such a weapon's taking out the city block.

With unguided munitions I have four words for you "Probable Error in Range".

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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #154 on: 04 Dec 2014, 02:58 »

Hanners

Knows they aren't hers because they're the wrong colour- 2 (3%)
Knows whose they are because the owner wore them to start laundry earlier- 7 (10.6%)
Made the right decision - 26 (39.4%)
Is wondering how this pair got so stretched- 2 (3%)
Wonders how she'd look in those- 3 (4.5%)
Wonders why she suddenly heard someone yelling "Rule 34!"- 26 (39.4%)
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #155 on: 04 Dec 2014, 05:48 »

I'm irrationally annoyed that Hanners cares this much about this. Rewashing should have been more than sufficient.
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« Reply #156 on: 04 Dec 2014, 06:31 »

Never known anyone with OCD?
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« Reply #157 on: 04 Dec 2014, 09:54 »

"Lithobraking" is my new favorite word.
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #158 on: 04 Dec 2014, 10:19 »

Never known anyone with OCD?

Honestly, not really. At least not like that. I myself have a few mild OCD tendencies that I've largely overcome but they involve repetition rituals, not cleanliness.

That's said, that's why I said it was irrational annoyance. I know I should have some more empathy. I just don't. The whole nemesis thing is a bit too Sheldon for me though.
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« Reply #159 on: 04 Dec 2014, 10:40 »

It's really the 'nemesis' thing that is an over reaction to me. Well, getting rid of your clothing because it was washed with someone else's is also over reacting, but I can understand that with Hanner's cleanliness obsession. But for Juicy to be a nemesis would imply  that she deliberately left her underwear in the machine, to mess with Hanners. That's just seriously gross over-reacting on Hanner's part. Not that we haven't seen that kind of behavior from her before. But that has some big potential for harm to herself and others thinking like that. Instead of you know, a simple mistake.
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #160 on: 04 Dec 2014, 10:49 »

@Neko,

I don't think that it's just the underwear thing anymore. Juicy looked like a bit of a slob to the point of being anti-Hanners. I suspect that she's decided that Juicy is her natural enemy.

As you say, this has the potential for things to go horribly wrong in a hilarious way.
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #161 on: 04 Dec 2014, 12:19 »

Well, is IS Hannelore we're talking about here. Overreacting to stuff is pretty much normal for her.

In fact, I'd say it's even less of an overreaction that what I'd expect.
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #162 on: 04 Dec 2014, 14:34 »

Never known anyone with OCD?

I have. I've known a few, actually. Hanners doesn't often display OCD. She has it. I'm not saying she doesn't. She find counting things soothing, and has stated, obliquely, that she feels compelled to do so. That's pretty much the definition of OCD. An obsession level fixation on an act that one feels compelled to act on. I knew a guy who was constantly washing his hands. He had no particular compulsion to clean, nor did he have a phobia of germs or any kind of hypochondria. If he could ash his hands, he did it. Because that was his fixation. Knowing he could wash his hands, and not doing it was simply intolerable to him.

He didn't have crippling OCD. He could go hours without washing his hands. When he did wash them, he hardly took longer than anyone else might. But he did take longer, and he did do it more often than strictly necessary, or even comfortable for mere normals (Imagine the dry skin).

People with crippling OCD are compelled to the point that they need a massive effort of will not to act on the impulse to satisfy their compulsion (Like, "I must lock and unlock the door exactly 18 times in 25 seconds before leaving the house, Lose count or fail to meet the time, and I have to start over. I got it right this morning. Or I think I did. Maybe I should go home and make sure"). Or they suffer from so many compulsions that they don't have time for anything else.

Hannelore has a whole salad bar of disorders, though. She suffers from poor socialization, hyperawareness, difficulty focusing, hypochondria, poor impulse control, extreme anxiety, obsessive thinking, and OCD. Just off the top of my head. If I had to grab a pop-culture diagnosis to explain her, I'd guess autism (high functioning) or ADHD. Frankly, I wouldn't try to capture her issues with one diagnosis. It wouldn't quite fit. For all of the issues she has, she really is well adjusted. For example, her lack of impulse control manifests in largely harmless ways. She knows, without need for external validation, that her violent impulses should not be indulged. She's internalized the label of "crazy," she she does wonder if she's the only person who has these kind of thoughts, but she doesn't act on them. She can be inappropriate (Stalking), but a lot of that can be chalked up to hyperawareness and obsessive thinking. She'll often allow those items to dictate her actions (Solving a social equation on the COD blackboard rather than starting her date with Sven, taking the opportunity to collect Martin's blood for a biomarker screening--having the equipment to do so on her person while at a social engagement). She generally doesn't let her hyperawareness lead her to say things that would discomfit her friends (one gets the impression that she knows a lot more about them than they probably think she does. She may know things they don't know). She's able to manage her hypochondria when necessary, and she's willing to question her anxieties, and listen to the points of view of people who don't share them.

I read her obsession with cleaning things are just that. It doesn't seem to be a compulsion. It's something that she genuinely enjoys. That's not the reason she does it, but it's not just "scratching an itch" either. Juicy's panties had a one-two punch. They ruined an otherwise soothing activity, and they triggered her hypochondria. Rationally, she would have to know that just aggressively cleaning her clothing would be enough. Rationally she'd have to know that her general mode of dress brings her into contact with more kinds of bacteria than she could possible have encountered because of someone else's underwear. But that's the calling card of a disorder. They tend not make sense.

So, tl;dr, I agree that rewashing couldn't have been enough, if the panties were a problem to begin with. I'm just putting in a word for all the folks with whatever level of OCD who wouldn't be bothered by them. Or who would have had to rewash everything, because the panties meant an even number of garments went through the second load (The second load has to be odd, to balance out the fact that 2 is an even number. Also, did you know that zero is an even number? I bet Hanners does). And so on.

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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #163 on: 04 Dec 2014, 16:33 »

this has reminded me; one of my favorite podcast just ran a short story, with probably the best depiction of severe OCD that i've ever heard. link below:

http://pseudopod.org/2014/11/14/pseudopod-412-rule-of-five/
http://media.libsyn.com/media/pseudopod/Pseudo412_RuleOfFive.mp3
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #164 on: 04 Dec 2014, 17:20 »

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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #165 on: 04 Dec 2014, 18:57 »

I always thought it was threes, not fives.
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #166 on: 04 Dec 2014, 19:48 »

Nah, three is just a magic number, alongside seven.
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #167 on: 04 Dec 2014, 19:52 »

Comic!

As I said a few weeks ago, she should've broken the news to him with a song:

Did you know I'm dating Marten?
It doesn't bother him I'm trans.
We just went out on our first date,
And it felt really great,
And his mom caught us holding hands!
I know you care about my safety,
And that's sweet of you,
But he's really a nice guy...

Did you know I'm dating Marten?
Can you be glad I'm dating Marten?

Can't you try?
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« Reply #168 on: 04 Dec 2014, 19:53 »

Are you trying for _another_ tiara?
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« Reply #169 on: 04 Dec 2014, 19:53 »

NO.

...maybe.
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #170 on: 04 Dec 2014, 19:56 »

Also, is that just a picture of a happy orange, or is that an AI that really loves its job as a biodegradable orange juice container?
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #171 on: 04 Dec 2014, 19:59 »

Okay, so who does Clinton want to be introduced to...  :roll:
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #172 on: 04 Dec 2014, 20:07 »

Probably Emily, or Gabby since they're the only single(?) female friends Marten has that haven't caused or threatened Clinton with bodily harm.
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« Reply #173 on: 04 Dec 2014, 20:10 »

Too bad Marten hasn't met May yet.
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #174 on: 04 Dec 2014, 20:11 »

For the first time in a while, Marten doesn't actually have a ton of single lady friends in the main cast. Other than Faye.

Faynton.

Nah.
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« Reply #175 on: 04 Dec 2014, 20:13 »

Faynton.
No, no, no. It's Claye.
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #176 on: 04 Dec 2014, 21:08 »

Gods DAMN it Clinton. Try and suck a little less dude.
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #177 on: 04 Dec 2014, 21:36 »

Clinton sucked less than I expected him to when he learned... but only slightly. Just a hair away, really.
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #178 on: 04 Dec 2014, 21:37 »

Personally I'd like to see Clinton meet Raven.  She'd probably drive him crazy with her ditziness, while Clinton would probably quickly annoy Raven because his sexual experience is probably limited at best.

In other words Clinton/Raven, OTP!  :lol:
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #179 on: 04 Dec 2014, 21:50 »

In other words Clinton/Raven, OTP!  :lol:

You mean Craven?  :claireface:
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« Reply #180 on: 04 Dec 2014, 21:56 »

Not that he'd necessarily know this, but didn't Clinton meet pretty much all of Marten's friends at Emily's lake house? I think Raven, Veronica, and Penelope were the only girls who weren't there (and are still in the cast).
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #181 on: 04 Dec 2014, 22:05 »

Faye and Clinton...well she DOES like to tie him up!

Clinton sucked less than I expected him to when he learned... but only slightly. Just a hair away, really.

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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #183 on: 04 Dec 2014, 22:17 »

So, the big climactic moment we were all waiting for turned out to be a total anticlimax.

I can't even be annoyed at Jeph, because he did it in a way that makes me ball up all that annoyance and shove it right onto Clinton, who deserves it more.

Yes, I know he's a fictional character. Yes, I know being annoyed at him is an effort in futility. Yes, I know it's totally irrational.

But, damn it, he's just so easy to shake your head at in disappointment.
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #184 on: 04 Dec 2014, 22:38 »

Nah, three is just a magic number, alongside seven.


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« Reply #185 on: 04 Dec 2014, 22:40 »

She should set him up with Emily just for the hell of it  ;D
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« Reply #186 on: 04 Dec 2014, 22:51 »

Only question there being which one out-weirds the other first.
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #187 on: 04 Dec 2014, 22:58 »

That could work.  They do have a peas-full relationship already.
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« Reply #188 on: 04 Dec 2014, 23:00 »

She could wind up being a Peas Maker for them both 
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« Reply #189 on: 04 Dec 2014, 23:09 »

But he's really into computers and AI, and she just likes to look at cat gifs.  D'you think she could be a pod of his world?
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« Reply #190 on: 04 Dec 2014, 23:13 »

That could work.  They do have a peas-full relationship already.

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« Reply #191 on: 04 Dec 2014, 23:30 »

Well, that went better than it might have! Clinton's main issue seems to be jealousy that his sister has had a first relationship before him!

With whom would Claire set him up? He's talking about Hannelore, of course. However, I believe that Robo-hand has already chosen its favourite. Then there is Emily, who is even more socially awkward than Clinton and shares his interest in robotics! Let's face it: It's worth a shot, if only for the lulz!

It's been a while since we last saw the Augustus kids together. We can see the differences between them but also the strong similarities. Mrs A must have an incredibly strong genetic heritage for both of her children to so closely resemble her!
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #192 on: 04 Dec 2014, 23:37 »

But he's really into computers and AI, and she just likes to look at cat gifs.  D'you think she could be a pod of his world?
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« Reply #193 on: 04 Dec 2014, 23:50 »

3km/sec is the velocity of an object falling for 300 secs in a constant 1g field in a vacuum (just about). 90000 metres, just on the edge of space. But to double the velocity - so get a yield of 4kg of TNT per kg of mass - you'd need 600 secs of falling - 360,000 metres. Low Earth Orbit. And so on.
1. You ignore that an object launched from orbit STARTS with a bit less than 8 km/sec. So, without atmosphere, the velocity would be 14 km/sec, not 6 km/sec, from an 360km low earth orbit.

2. You ignore that objects that weight less than a couple million or billion of tons will be slowed down by the atmosphere to terminal velocity, which is in all cases below 300 m/sec.
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« Reply #194 on: 04 Dec 2014, 23:50 »

He may have meant that he wants an introduction to any one of them.
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« Reply #195 on: 04 Dec 2014, 23:58 »

He may have meant that he wants an introduction to any one of them.

Oh yeah, no doubt! The problem is that he's already creeped most of them out! I mean, CoD already has an anti-Clinton protocol! Emily is one of the few with whom he hasn't made a bad impression. The downside is that she is sensitive; Claire may not trust Clinton with her.
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #196 on: 05 Dec 2014, 00:05 »

The Clintonplosion was a lot less severe than people theorized.


what's the point of being richer than a saudi prince if you aren't gonna implement massively overkill solutions to relatively minor inconveniences?
Getting the "chicks" would be my first through. *shrugs*

Unfortunately, the "chicks" that are attracted by money are INDEED "chicks" and not real women ... nah, thanks, I'm good.

So I guess I'd buy swiss citizenship (yes, you can buy that one, the swiss are buyable), get a nice home on a mountain with everything one could wish for, and never ever work again.

Okay, on second (third?) thought, I'd take a half year holiday or so, and then work on stuff I would actually enjoy doing. Probably start programming my own video game. Probably a fantasy MMO.



Personally I'd like to see Clinton meet Raven.  She'd probably drive him crazy with her ditziness, while Clinton would probably quickly annoy Raven because his sexual experience is probably limited at best.

In other words Clinton/Raven, OTP!  :lol:
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #197 on: 05 Dec 2014, 00:16 »

With whom would Claire set him up? He's talking about Hannelore, of course. However, I believe that Robo-hand has already chosen its favourite. Then there is Emily, who is even more socially awkward than Clinton and shares his interest in robotics! Let's face it: It's worth a shot, if only for the lulz!

Clinton and FAYE? *Shudder*

Clinton and Emily could be fun, but I can't see that happening either. But here's a thought: How about Clinton and "Juicy"?  :psyduck:
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #198 on: 05 Dec 2014, 00:26 »

How about Clinton and getting shot down so badly that he decides to work on himself first? From what we've seen, his mentality will lead to a disaster no matter who he gets with.
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Re: WCDT December 1-5, 2014 (2845-2849)
« Reply #199 on: 05 Dec 2014, 00:28 »


So I guess I'd buy swiss citizenship (yes, you can buy that one, the swiss are buyable), get a nice home on a mountain with everything one could wish for, and never ever work again.
The only ways I could get that kind of money would probably result in me having to head off to Seychelles, who don't extradite.
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