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kleinbl00  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 11, 2019

I am hereby refusing to participate in any pubski that only serves half-drunk beer. occupypubski is my new spirit animal.

Am spending the day playing video games. No Man's Sky has been rewritten to the point where it's worth playing again, and the escapism is necessary. Amusing parallel: my first world was some ugly so-cal lookin' terrible place I renamed "Desert shithole" and then Sony was all "no profanity" so I renamed it "desert craphole" and sony was all "okay buddy whatever" and then I found a goddamn tropical rainforest and




Am also busy figuring out how much insurance for my family will cost if I retire. Looks like about $1200/mo for absolute shit insurance. Am currently paying $600/year for insurance that COBRAs out at $4k/mo.

Made limoncello. Roommate left for croatia before he could use the neighbor's lemons. So I used the neighbor's lemons. Made it the exact opposite of how he does it (ie, incorrectly). Roommate came back from croatia and strained the peels out but dumped it unfiltered into bottles and promptly froze it in the freezer. The other roommate is sneaking my eggs. As in, "well there's only one egg left in this carton so I'll leave it and eat two out of this unopened one that's underneath it." fucking toddlers do this. Especially when they have their own goddamn eggs.

Test Dept, Severed Heads and Pop Will Eat Itself day after tomorrow.

Flight back to Seattle two weeks from now, potentially to never fucking return.

Foveaux  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I got NMS on sale for $20 last year sometime, just after that first of the big updates began to turn it into something decent.

First planet I came across I named "Iwi Katea" after my hometown, it also had a "barren" moon that I named "My Hopes and Dreams" before finding a radioactive planet I called "Ze Goggles, zey do Nothing". But now? Everything I encounter just has it's in-game name cause man it's tiring coming up with shit nobody will ever read.

My brother and I account share so we take turns buying new games, Borderlands 3 has now dropped and we'll be getting acquainted tonight I think; sometimes you just need to shoot shit and zone out.

galen  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Is No Man's Sky worthwhile even without VR? Is it worth playing even on a MacBook that only gets 55fps in fucking CSGO (but somehow managed to run Firewatch at decent graphics settings and thank god for that)?

kleinbl00  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I pre-ordered it three years ago so clearly, I lean that way.

I've never played anything in VR.

It's resource-intensive as hell. It's bogging down a PS4 Pro at 4k.

kingmudsy  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Potentially to never fucking return.

Here's hoping that some PNW air can clear your head. It's beautiful up there, you could certainly pick worse places to settle. Although...I mean, I'm not sure who's got the worse housing situation, but Seattle's is certainly a fucking mess.

Either way, have fun :)

kleinbl00  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Seattle has its issues. The house my wife bought for $175k in 2000 is now a $500k house and the commute that took me 45 minutes in 2006 now takes 90, or so I'm told.

But LA is on a whole 'nuther level. The equivalent to my Seattle house in LA would be $1.4m. I once drove from north of Seattle to south of Mount Rainier in the time it took to get from LAX to Pasadena.

Seattle has inflated prices because of the three trillion dollar companies in the world, two of them are in Seattle. LA has inflated prices because Los Angeles has been primarily financed by endless property scams going back to before William Mulholland.