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Randomness XVII: The Madness of the Quorum

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1 hour ago, Pegazus said:


I started down the path of saying it is comforting to know that I “know” someone normal at your steady paycheck source, then I stopped as I wondered if you can really be considered normal cause you do hang out here. 
 

That seemed wrong and slightly demeaning. 
 

Then I came up with the phrasing of “normal like the rest of us here” which made things all better in my head and feels better.

Viewed from the perspective of a lifelong Nerd, a Nerd who was a Nerd before the label was popularized, we're all pretty normal* around here

GEM

* For a given value of "normal".

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1 hour ago, Oakleaf98 said:

Anyone notice that Japanese is hard to translate to American English.

 

Cause i once uploaded a model kit manual that was in Japanese and tried to have DeepL Translate to translate it, but it appeared as mostly nonsense.

Unless we assume the instructions were always gibberish, and it got perfectly translated.

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1 minute ago, Cranky Dog said:

Unless we assume the instructions were always gibberish, and it got perfectly translated.

It's all a fiendish plot by the Japanese kit designers/manufacturers to Sell More Kitstm.

By making the instructions gibberish you have to buy one kit to figure out how to put it together, and a second kit of the same item to actually build the model because you broke/lost/glued-it-wrong parts from the first kit.

GEM

 

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5 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

It's all a fiendish plot by the Japanese kit designers/manufacturers to Sell More Kitstm.

By making the instructions gibberish you have to buy one kit to figure out how to put it together, and a second kit of the same item to actually build the model because you broke/lost/glued-it-wrong parts from the first kit.

GEM

 

Knowing the hobby industry. It's not a secret that Japan can successfully market the elf out of anything!

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44 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

It's all a fiendish plot by the Japanese kit designers/manufacturers to Sell More Kitstm.

By making the instructions gibberish you have to buy one kit to figure out how to put it together, and a second kit of the same item to actually build the model because you broke/lost/glued-it-wrong parts from the first kit.

GEM

 

This sounds more like a ploy the Chinese companies would use, since their translations are... 

 

Well, let's just say I'm glad Tamiya gets someone who knows English very well to write the English side of their instructions.

 

But I playfully say Chinese companies mainly because so many of the kit companies are there, and more importantly there are some that put out revision after revision (my current favourite, Trumpeter, does this a lot) 

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Need opinions.

 

Which sub-section of the forum is right for posting dungeon maps?

2D Art - PNG or JPEG images.

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On 1/14/2021 at 2:14 PM, Gadgetman! said:

 

No, it's Nuclear Crill's almost mythical, severely limited edition vinyl LP with their one and only Blues jam. 

As far as anyone knows, they pressed less than 500 of these LPs, and they were only sold to a very select part of their fanclub. 

So Music critics have never heard it, and most of them thinks that it's an urban legend. 

But WE know the truth...   

 

As CEO, Grand Nagus, Chief Spymaster, CFO, CIO, Head Bottlewasher, and Spokes-griffin for:

 

the Society for the Propagation of  Üneccessary  Ümlauts (SPÜÜ)

 

…I am obliged to mention that it is:

 

Nüclear Krïll

 

@OneBoot  @Guindyloo

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1 hour ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

 

    we're all pretty normal* around here

 

 Hey, I resent that.... :devil:

 

I'm definitely pretty, but I refuse to be called normal, lol.

 

 

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47 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

This sounds more like a ploy the Chinese companies would use, since their translations are... 

 

Well, let's just say I'm glad Tamiya gets someone who knows English very well to write the English side of their instructions.

 

But I playfully say Chinese companies mainly because so many of the kit companies are there, and more importantly there are some that put out revision after revision (my current favourite, Trumpeter, does this a lot) 

I just built a Chinese kit last week. It had very good ikea style wordless instructions.

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1 hour ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 Hey, I resent that.... :devil:

 

I'm definitely pretty, but I refuse to be called normal, lol.

 

 

OK folks, you heard [read] it here first.

Mad Jack is self admitted "Not Normal".

GEM::P:

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Tentacles, so many Tentacles
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2 minutes ago, Mad Jack said:
1 hour ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

 

    we're all pretty normal* around here

 

 Hey, I resent that.... :devil:

 

I'm definitely pretty, but I refuse to be called normal, lol.

 

I am neither of those things . . .

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54 minutes ago, TGP said:
56 minutes ago, Mad Jack said:
2 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

 

    we're all pretty normal* around here

 

 Hey, I resent that.... :devil:

 

I'm definitely pretty, but I refuse to be called normal, lol.

 

I am neither of those things . . .

 

  Pffft.... You're hot, deal with it.   ::D:

 

 

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1 hour ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

OK folks, you heard [read] it here first.

Mad Jack is "Not Normal".

GEM::P:

you are only realizing this NOW????:;,;:

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Just now, knarthex said:

you are only realizing this NOW????:;,;:

No.

I've observed Mad Jack pegging the "Weird O' Metertm" on numerous occasions.

Still, I'm sure we wouldn't have him any other way.

GEM

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

 

As CEO, Grand Nagus, Chief Spymaster, CFO, CIO, Head Bottlewasher, and Spokes-griffin for:

 

the Society for the Propagation of  Üneccessary  Ümlauts (SPÜÜ)

 

…I am obliged to mention that it is:

 

Nüclear Krïll

 

@OneBoot  @Guindyloo

Are they going on Tour????:blink:

2 hours ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 Hey, I resent that.... :devil:

 

I'm definitely pretty, but I refuse to be called normal, lol.

 

 

Well.....

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