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RitaGamer #2661 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 10:19

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View Postlostwingman, on Mar 20 2017 - 04:09, said:

So, fun story. Just came back home to my dad's place to find that he just got sent a parking citation notice for a $500 handicapped parking ticket. For a location I've never been to an hour and a half away on a day I worked...ok.

 

After panicking for about an hour I called the Houston 311 number and the very nice man operating the phones discovered that the 'evidence' of the ticket was several upsidedown pictures of a grey Volkswagen Passat whose license plate number was one number off. For reference, I drive a deep red Mazda3 Hatchback. So apparently after he sent all of this information off to the court all I've got to do is wait 72hrs and I can call again to make sure it got resolved.

 

You guys have no idea how much I was panicking. Panic central here.

 

Anyway, how've you guys been this fine weekend? I kept seeing talks of some event in tanks and I tried to update my mods and everything but...it kinda borked...and I didn't want to play so much I wanted to spend an hour diagnosing the issue. Any good?

 

Upside down he must have been Australian. Case closed. Also Passat, good car choice is that is your dad's car. Oh up read it now, Mazda. Ew. My Dutch ex drove a Mazda. Bad juju. I feel the need to purify you with blessed water now

Shrike58 #2662 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 11:35

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So...last week's reading program included:

 

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0674072987/ref=nosim/librarythin08-20

 

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1469628759/ref=nosim/librarythin08-20

 

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0765331934/ref=nosim/librarythin08-20

 

The first does a really excellent job of putting Diem into context, the second is a military life of the much derided Confederate general (much put upon but still his own worst enemy) while the third is a collection of short essays that aggregate into something of an intellectual memoir.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Zergling #2663 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 12:00

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Clan 100 ton assaults struggle in 1v1 fight against IS 100 ton assaults, for example.

 

I loled.



Life_In_Black #2664 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 13:19

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View PostRitaGamer, on Mar 20 2017 - 03:41, said:

 

And I've ran... I ran so far away... I just ran... I ran all night and day and I couldn't get away! :p

 

I'm actually dancing atm to dead man's party in my gate, I'm alone here. Mr camera polizei  person is having a Rita show if he pays attention to what is going on in this room. Lol I don't care. They can join if they want. 

I'm an 80s dancing savage animal. :honoring:

 

Keeping myself awake this way. Lol

 

I know far more of the lyrics to Dead Man's Party than is healthy.

KilljoyCutter #2665 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 15:15

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View PostZergling, on Mar 20 2017 - 06:00, said:

 

I loled.

 

Maybe if you give the IS mech an axe and let it ambush the Clan mech... other than that... huh?

_Jayzilla #2666 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 15:21

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View PostRitaGamer, on Mar 19 2017 - 09:51, said:

Today's whereabouts: sunbathed on the peek of a snowy mountain near yodelling lands.

 

 

Every once in a while I will listen to this gem, then wait a few years before remembering to listen to it again.



The_Chieftain #2667 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 17:53

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View PostRitaGamer, on Mar 20 2017 - 09:19, said:

. Also Passat, good car choice is that is your dad's car. 

 

Random car talk.

 

I have one as a daily driver. https://youtu.be/--weWY58mR8?t=571  It's... OK. Not exciting at all, but big, and being a diesel, gets good mileage for my 30-mile-each-way commute. Very practical. Very boring. However, being a diesel, I'll be stupid if I don't hand it back next year for the refund, so I'm currently daydreaming on how to replace it. The problem is I like big V8s. I've an S4 in the garage (Well, what's left of one after 11 years of use) https://youtu.be/2QLgbTcMV1k?t=23, and the fiancee has an SL, both are weekend cars. I want to keep this trend going. The catch is that big (I've a family, and cargo to haul) V8 cars these days (Think S6 or CTS-V) tend not to be the cheapest to buy new, and not the most economical to commute in. Getting a used one a year or two old would be far more affordable, but given I've put nearly 40k miles on the Passat over the two years I've had it, I would blow through whatever was left on the warranty in no time at all, making things more expensive again.

 

I'm giving serious consideration to replacing it with two cars, one of which would be electric. The two lead contenders right now are the e-Golf and Focus Electric. Both are pretty normal cars (unlike, say, leaf or i3), which are cheap to start with, cheap to run, and given the serious advantage that the Bolt has over them (with the Tesla 3 presumably on the road by next year), they'll probably get even cheaper in order to make sales: Face it, Bolt is a far better car than either of those two, and less than $10,000 more. However, for pure commuting, I don't need the extra 100 miles of range, cargo capacity (which sucks in the Ford) can be dealt with by another vehicle.

 

I'll 'net' about $20k in my pocket on the VW when I turn it in next year. The Ford is about $31k new on the road. The tax rebate will be some $10k between the State and Federal electric bonuses. So for the following few years, commuting will be basically free, especially if I do my charging at work. With that, I can then get a large V8 sedan, maybe with no more than two years left on the warranty, and keep that for the family excursions, long-haul cruises, fun drives and the like with far less wear and tear, less frequent visits for servicing, and so on.

 

At least, that's the current plan. It has changed several times over the last year.

 

 



Tjtod #2668 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 17:56

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RitaGamer #2669 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 18:51

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You know you are worthy of that British citizenship when you find yourself making a little squeak as the plane unveils British soil from the clouds while preparing for landing... Home... I'm home...

 

Witness this majestic creature:

 
Spoiler

 


Edited by RitaGamer, Mar 20 2017 - 18:54.


The_Chieftain #2670 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 19:00

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For me, I consider myself "Home" when I set foot aboard that little green airplane in Heathrow.

RitaGamer #2671 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 19:05

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You need to be more specific because I can only imagine you on one of these now:

:hiding::trollface:



GoldMountain #2672 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 19:40

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View PostRitaGamer, on Mar 20 2017 - 17:51, said:

You know you are worthy of that British citizenship when you find yourself making a little squeak as the plane unveils British soil from the clouds while preparing for landing... Home... I'm home...

 

Witness this majestic creature:

 
Spoiler

 

 

Alps/Switzerland?

 

Seems familiar.

 

I really want to see this majestic creature attempt to ski. :D


Edited by GoldMountain, Mar 20 2017 - 19:42.


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If the XM551 is just a big spaced armour box what does it look like underneath?

Shrike58 #2674 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 19:52

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Well...I just bought 5 tokens towards the Pilot...there's family business I must attend to and I don't know when I'm going to be getting out of town and when I'll be back...though I have the next two days to play.

PrimarchRogalDorn #2675 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 20:03

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View Postcipher12, on Mar 20 2017 - 13:42, said:

If the XM551 is just a big spaced armour box what does it look like underneath?

 

Like this:

https://thedailybounce.net/2017/03/18/sandbox-xm551-sheridan-armour/



Daigensui #2676 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 20:21

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Breath of the Wild Link is Best Link Ever

 

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Avalon304 #2677 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 20:33

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View PostDaigensui, on Mar 20 2017 - 11:21, said:

Breath of the Wild Link is Best Link Ever

 

JJjuqaJ.jpg

 

lol

cipher12 #2678 Posted Mar 20 2017 - 21:09

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View PostDaigensui, on Mar 20 2017 - 20:21, said:

Breath of the Wild Link is Best Link Ever

 

 



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View Postlostwingman, on Mar 19 2017 - 23:09, said:

So, fun story. Just came back home to my dad's place to find that he just got sent a parking citation notice for a $500 handicapped parking ticket. For a location I've never been to an hour and a half away on a day I worked...ok.

 

After panicking for about an hour I called the Houston 311 number and the very nice man operating the phones discovered that the 'evidence' of the ticket was several upsidedown pictures of a grey Volkswagen Passat whose license plate number was one number off. For reference, I drive a deep red Mazda3 Hatchback. So apparently after he sent all of this information off to the court all I've got to do is wait 72hrs and I can call again to make sure it got resolved.

 

You guys have no idea how much I was panicking. Panic central here.

 

Anyway, how've you guys been this fine weekend? I kept seeing talks of some event in tanks and I tried to update my mods and everything but...it kinda borked...and I didn't want to play so much I wanted to spend an hour diagnosing the issue. Any good?

 

That's quite a mistake.  How the hell could that have even been sent to you?  It's like someone drew your name and address out of a hat when trying to figure out who should pay the fine.

 

View PostApache1990, on Mar 20 2017 - 00:49, said:

 

Where you say well armored I just see 'automatic penetration because flat.'  And where you see 300-700 damage, I've only been hit for 0-350.  I tried out the gun for around 10 games, and was significantly less effective than when armed with a real anti-tank weapon.

 

I've been watching people play it on streams, and they tend to hit more for 5-700 damage than 350, even against most heavy tanks.  The armor is good enough for only needing to aim long enough to hit a target anywhere.  I'm not saying any pubby has a good chance of doing that kind of damage regularly, but the damage I'm seeing people do isn't bad, for the most part.

 

 

In other news, today's mission was one of the easiest yet.  Just had to play one battle in the IS-6 to be top on damage.  Much faster than the 4 hours it took to get 10 wins yesterday. 



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View PostMajorOffensive, on Mar 20 2017 - 15:41, said:

In other news, today's mission was one of the easiest yet.  Just had to play one battle in the IS-6 to be top on damage.  Much faster than the 4 hours it took to get 10 wins yesterday. 

Same, got it in my first game today. I was struggling mightily to get wins last night, and I finally managed to clear the last two battles I needed in my M6. First game I ran today, I chose my M6 again, and nabbed it immediately. When in doubt, monster truck. I do find it a little coincidental that the first mission after the 8-mission threshold is much easier to get. :hiding:

 

I'm going to hold off on the T25 Pilot for now, I'll wait and see how tomorrow's mission goes. If it's fairly easy, I'll try to knock it out, if not I'll just buy the remaining missions credits I need. 

 

 






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