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The Old Hack

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    But Hellboy is drawn by Mike Mignola. That gives him a considerable edge.
  2. [Content note: Pet illness.] My wife's cat Saki is struggling with a very serious infection. Saki was born with a noticeable overbite and it has made her very prone to infections in her mouth and throat. She has been on Prednisol treatments for a rather long time now, something which concerned her vet because of long term issues but alternate treatment methods did not yield good results and without it the poor thing was just so miserable. We have been aware that this might shorten Saki's life but accepted the tradeoff so she would at least have a good life until her time came. We just hadn't expected that it might come this fast. She might still survive for now, but right now it isn't looking good. Both I and my wife are stressing over this and I've had some trouble sleeping.
  3. Ugh. Sorry to hear. Hopefully they can find a better working stocking.
  4. The worst termination I ever heard of happened to a friend of mine. He had worked long and hard on becoming a good database programmer. He had a job that was not great but okay. Then one day his boss called him in and gave him his three month notice. The job market was crap at the time so this really wore on him. Then, a week before his last day, his boss called him in and told him that they didn't have a permanent position for him but that they could re-hire him and give him another three month notice. Incredibly, this repeated again. And again. My friend realised that the sole reason they did this was so they could keep him from earning extra entitlements and raises they would otherwise have to give him. But this did not change the fact that he never knew if he would be re-hired at all and he got more and more stressed. And this crap went on for more than a year. Then one day he ran into an old friend who had also studied database programming. They started chatting and his friend mentioned that they really badly needed another database programmer, did he ever finish his studies? Well, sure he did. He was working as one right now but hated his job. Could he come speak with their boss the next day for a job interview? Damn straight he could. So, he went to the interview and was immediately offered a position, at 50% higher pay. That would be great, he said, he could start next month on the first as he was getting terminated at the end of this month anyway. So, he went back to his old job. Said nothing. Sure enough, his boss called him in for the usual rehire-and-immediate-termination chat as usual. With barely restrained glee he told the guy, "Nah, not a problem. I start a new job next month so I'm good." His boss blurted out, "What? But -- but we need you!" He responded, "That's fine. I'll stay if you offer me a permanent contract and double my pay." "We can't afford that!" "Too bad, so sad. Byeeeee!" And he walked out LIKE A BOSS. He started his new job a week later. And for some reason he didn't bother with leaving much documentation behind for whoever they found to replace him.
  5. They are adorable Thank you!
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    Not to mention grave robbers and tomb raiders.
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    Nah, I think she did it on Stonehenge.
  8. I hope the both of you get better soon. And tell Mrs. Prof that I wish her luck in her fight against the cat-abducting slimeball.
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    For that matter, he probably has every achievement possible on not only ENIAC but on Babbage's difference engine.
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    Good question. Let's hypothetically say it is the latter. We'd then need to work out which achievement or set of achievements needed to gain that unlock. We'd also need to know if he got it from the Xbox One, the PS4 or some other console, and which game or games he played to get them. It would almost certainly have to be magic-related games, though I suppose we can't entirely rule out games where you do not use magic yourself but do have access to devices and the like. As a minimum, I think he'd need the complete set of achievements from the Legends of Celida franchise as well as Super Smash Goons Melee and the online variant of Magical Gatherings. It would probably be helpful to have a nice group of completed Harry Potter games in his portfolio, too.
  11. The Moderator: Please do not necropost. If a thread has not been posted in for about two weeks, it should be presumed peacefully dead and left alone. If you must comment on something in an older thread, there are usually relevant threads therefor in the General EGS forum, or one may be started there.
  12. http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2328 Bless you, Grace. That was exactly my thought last strip, too.
  13. The Moderator: By popular request, I am relaunching the political discussion thread. Once again, however, I must stress that it will be very strictly monitored. Adherence to the forum courtesy rules will be enforced with especial care here. This is a particularly contentious topic and no flames, personal attacks, scandalmongering nor slurs of any kind will be permitted. People have a great range of opinions and while it is hard to remain calm and civil at times we should nevertheless strive for that to the best of our ability. Use of particularly offensive terms about other posters (including but not limited to 'RWNJ', 'SJW', 'Nazi' and others) will result in immediate warning points. We had some good and beneficial discussions on the old thread and largely managed to remain civil and respectful. I hope we can accomplish the same here. Remember: do not post here in the heat of anger and always keep in mind that your fellow posters are people, too. Last point: as in the old thread, when I do post here it will be in my capacity as moderator only. It will be easier for me to moderate here if I do not allow myself to become personally involved. While I do have a political bias, I will do my best to not let it affect me. And remember that as always, you have a right of appeal to the admins if I make a decision you disagree so much with that you find it unacceptable. The Old Hack
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    We could try Nick Griffin if we can get hold of him. It sounds like he won't be missed.
  15. I am very sorry, but even he could not fill the shoes of George S. Patton (November 11, 1885 - December 21, 1945), aka Old Blood and Guts.
  16. Remember to mention that he apparently goes "quack quack quack" and flies south for the winter.
  17. ... ...this was Dr. Do not want from UT? Remind me to never go near the place if I ever have pain troubles.
  18. Not to worry. As long as she is happy with the camera, all is well. Concentrate on getting your life to work and on getting better.
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    I think that the last panel in today's comic is somehow both the most heartwarming and the saddest thing I have seen all month. Box has kept the world at arm's length for such a long time. I don't think she has even allowed herself any sort of friend since she lost Blaike. Or realised that she might need one. *sigh*
  20. We do. They are called Army cafeterias.
  21. Oooh the temptation. If I couldn't actually release them, I would look into having them 'accidentally' leaked on the Internet instead. Good music should be heard and profiteering record management people should be given razzberries.
  22. Eep. That sounds scary. The last time I tried anything like that I was still in the Home Guard. 24 hours of constant exertion with no sleep or food had taken its toll and suddenly I was on the ground with no memories of how I'd ended up there. o.O
  23. Yes. It is. Very much so. There was a reason for the media storm Danish Crown was desperately trying to weather at the time. And my suggestion for a new name was by no means the only comment or suggestion they received. Many of them had to do with exactly which orifice they could shove the meat they tried to sell into, and how hard.
  24. Not even if it is an artist?