The 'Random questions that don't warrant their own threads' thread - part 2 Page 41

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  • FWB 12 Jul 2013 16:55:53 41,916 posts
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    Karma's a bitch.
  • RyanDS 12 Jul 2013 16:59:47 8,699 posts
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    I get shitty about people blocking me in whether I need to go out or not. I was nice about it for 6 months, but now I will come out and call you a cunt.

    Problem is if you let it slide, when you do need access guarenteed that is when it will be covered, and my mom is in a wheelchair, so if she does turn up when the drive is blocked we are fucked.

    So yes, CUNTS!
  • wobbly_Bob 12 Jul 2013 17:01:03 1,433 posts
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    @Goodfella - If it makes you feel any better, I did too. I read that, laughed, and then thought how I am a bad, bad, bad person. At least now I feel somewhat better by not being the single evil ming type :-D
  • nickthegun 12 Jul 2013 17:02:35 55,848 posts
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    If it makes you feel any better, I laughed when my dad told me.

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    He totally called it

  • mrpon 12 Jul 2013 17:03:40 27,643 posts
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    My Mum laughs when she tells me people have died. It's a condition apparently. The laughing, not the dead bit.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • RyanDS 12 Jul 2013 17:06:05 8,699 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    My Mum laughs when she tells me people have died. It's a condition apparently. The laughing, not the dead bit.
    We had a friend drop dead in front of us, my dad and I were performing CPR and my mother was laughing hysterically.

    It was an... interesting night.
  • nickthegun 12 Jul 2013 17:06:45 55,848 posts
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    i like how she has done it enough times that its become an established pattern of behaviour.

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  • nickthegun 12 Jul 2013 17:07:36 55,848 posts
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    RyanDS wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    My Mum laughs when she tells me people have died. It's a condition apparently. The laughing, not the dead bit.
    We had a friend drop dead in front of us, my dad and I were performing CPR and my mother was laughing hysterically.

    It was an... interesting night.
    Were you both singing 'stayin' alive'? Because... y'know..

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  • macmurphy 12 Jul 2013 17:09:55 879 posts
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    somehow responding to hour old posts, my bad.

    Edited by macmurphy at 17:12:22 12-07-2013
  • ronuds 12 Jul 2013 18:53:10 21,788 posts
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    wobbly_Bob wrote:
    Full disclosure: I don't own a car so I have no idea how frustrating it is. The fact I am seeing quite a lot of defense for this guy tells me that it is probably very bloody annoying.
    It is annoying, which I know from experience - although, hardly to such an extent. We have an old lady who live across the street and there are always people visiting, nurses and whatnot and they love to park in front of our house. Difference being they'll be there for hours sometimes when they could have easily pulled around and parked in front of the house they're actually visiting.

    They aren't blocking us in or anything, but once I couldn't mow the edge of the lawn because a car was parked too close. I've never said anything, but I always think, 'what if I was having someone over... just where would they park?!'

    Of course, we never have anyone over, so it hasn't been a problem. YET!
  • skuzzbag 12 Jul 2013 19:11:25 5,482 posts
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    When we lived in a terrace house we parked where we could get a space and everyone parked in front of each others houses all the time. There was no fuss or brother about it, surprises me when people get worked up about stuff like that.
  • ronuds 12 Jul 2013 19:13:36 21,788 posts
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    In this era you're supposed to get worked up about everything!
  • ronuds 12 Jul 2013 19:14:49 21,788 posts
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    I'm worked up about you being surprised by people being worked up!
  • Rusty_M 12 Jul 2013 21:08:33 4,348 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    RyanDS wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    My Mum laughs when she tells me people have died. It's a condition apparently. The laughing, not the dead bit.
    We had a friend drop dead in front of us, my dad and I were performing CPR and my mother was laughing hysterically.

    It was an... interesting night.
    Were you both singing 'stayin' alive'? Because... y'know..
    Another song with a suitable beat is "Another One Bites the Dust"

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • skuzzbag 12 Jul 2013 21:10:11 5,482 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    I'm worked up about you being surprised by people being worked up!
    You've upset me now.
  • Jeepers 12 Jul 2013 21:17:16 13,158 posts
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    Will ANYONE answer my question about matzy's mother or not?

    I'm getting peevish here.
  • Physically_Insane 17 Jul 2013 21:19:29 7,856 posts
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    How the fucking fuck do I tell my computer to not switch off my internet adapter when in sleep mode? I've specifically told it not to disable the wireless adapter and I've even turned off ipv6. It still doesn't connect whilst asleep.

    Really annoying having set up a load of downloads in the morning, and then come in from work to find that it dropped the connection whilst sleeping.

    Edited by Physically_Insane at 21:19:57 17-07-2013

    Edited by Physically_Insane at 21:20:27 17-07-2013
  • Deckard1 17 Jul 2013 21:24:58 25,406 posts
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    Alt + F4 will bring up the power management options. You can get to them through device manager as well.

    Called it

  • Physically_Insane 17 Jul 2013 21:28:18 7,856 posts
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    Yeah I've already unchecked the box so that when in sleep it doesn't turn off my wireless adapter. It ignores it and still shuts it off. Drivers are up to date
  • Deleted user 17 July 2013 22:03:49
    Sleep mode always powers off the network card. It dumps everything to RAM and powers off pretty much everything else. I'm fairly sure downloading stuff is basically impossible during it.

    EDIT: Well, to say it always powers it off is a bit incorrect - it can be set to wake on network activity, but that's not really the same thing as keeping it fully active.

    Edited by meme at 22:04:51 17-07-2013
  • Physically_Insane 17 Jul 2013 22:21:26 7,856 posts
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    But a lot of my friends leave their computers on overnight downloading shit. Should I tell it to never go into sleep mode? Will that consume too much power? Will I get screen burn on my monitor?

    Edited by Physically_Insane at 22:21:51 17-07-2013
  • Deleted user 17 July 2013 22:23:26
    You can tell the monitor to turn off and the HDD to spin down, but otherwise just leave it on. Leaving it on and (relatively) idle doesn't use a great deal of power - I have a Mac that's on 24/7 as a server, and that uses bugger all.
  • bobdebob 18 Jul 2013 00:16:51 520 posts
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    Still stuck stacking shelves and haven't made a step towards my desired career, not the gaming industry but I am curious how easy is it, to get into a(ny) position in there?

    Especially considering the amount of times I've read in forums about how everybody in it is an idiot and that they could do a better job.

    I've got a Maths Degree, if it makes any difference. It's a 2.2 though.
  • mikeck 18 Jul 2013 10:26:17 1,837 posts
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    @bobdebob It really does depend on what type of position you want in the industry. I got a lucky break six years ago off my previous experience with a digital music service provider (no longer around now), and that led to me now being one of a handful of people with my specific skillset in the industry (having worked at both a platform holder and a publisher, and am now at a digital game retailer).

    If you want something technical then you are only going to get a role by persistence, and having a portfolio that shows all the work/projects you are doing in your spare time. It's the technical roles that are the hard ones to come by. Consider the story on EG yesterday about the young man who spent a year of his own time developing a mod for Skyrim solely for the purpose of getting Bethesda's attention. When you have people doing this, it really shows how much effort you need to be doing these days to get a job).

    For marketing and other non-technical roles it's more of a lottery, depending on contacts, previous jobs, and finding the right recruitment agencies to help you out.

    Unfortunately (and I say this with the intention of helping, but also being pragmatic about things) it is an incredibly hard industry to just fall into, so you really need to show application to your specific field of interest, and get signed up to the right recruitment agencies who specialise in your area of interest, or the game industry specifically.

    The other route is to get work in another industry doing what you want to, building experience that way and then trying to break into games a few years down the line.
  • bobdebob 18 Jul 2013 12:53:25 520 posts
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    Well that sucks.

    I thought it'd a tad easier to get into than say, the finance sector where everybody seems to be an Oxbridge graduate, no matter what graduate scheme you apply for.


    I really should've thought ahead at uni.

    Edited by bobdebob at 12:58:44 18-07-2013
  • mikeck 18 Jul 2013 14:01:50 1,837 posts
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    That's not to say you can't break in, it's just about a lot of perseverance, hard work, and/or luck.

    Don't give up though if it's really what you want to do, but get a plan in place and fucking go for it ;)
  • mikeck 18 Jul 2013 14:03:27 1,837 posts
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    Also on the note regarding people in the industry being idiots, it's really easy to say that when the majority of people posting shite like that on forums have no idea on the inner workings of the industry.

    It's always easy to be an armchair critic.
  • DaM 18 Jul 2013 14:08:17 12,606 posts
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    There also seems to be a pile of games related degrees knocking about at the moment - I can't believe more than a very small fraction of these graduates will be able to get jobs in the sector, but they'll be applying for all the jobs.
  • bobdebob 18 Jul 2013 21:39:16 520 posts
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    mikeck wrote:
    That's not to say you can't break in, it's just about a lot of perseverance, hard work, and/or luck.

    Don't give up though if it's really what you want to do, but get a plan in place and fucking go for it ;)
    It was more of a random thought while scrolling through various 2.1 gated graduate schemes. Thought it'd maybe have different requirements and a different pool of people to compete against.

    And on goes the career search.

    Edited by bobdebob at 21:39:36 18-07-2013
  • lordofdeadside 20 Jul 2013 15:46:38 1,080 posts
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    If I sell my ps3, what do I need to do in terms of psn account? I'd imagine deleting the account from the console, but do I need to de-register it or anything?

    Are the games I purchased available for the next person, or are they tied to the account?
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