#geeknights | Logs for 2015-05-31

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[06:54:08] <Churba> Ey up
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[07:04:42] <Apsup> Yo Churbs.
[08:15:46] <Churba> Yo
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[09:44:03] <Churba> Lol - just discovered a Nutrient shake soylent knockoff called 100%food that proudly proclaims "Stop cooking! Eat like an Astronaut!"
[09:44:23] <Churba> Turns out, they don't mean "Vacum seal everything."
[10:24:06] <Apsup> I don't even really like cooking and that sounds like a bad idea.
[10:43:20] <Churba> It's pretty dumb. Just trying to cash in on the relatively small surge of popularity that soylent had.
[10:44:13] <Churba> Also, Nelson made a fake "x thing as a service" site to make fun of startups and San Francisco tech bros - predictably, San Francisco tech bros got very upset by this.
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[12:30:01] <open_sketch> hello internet!
[12:46:11] <Apsup> hello sketch
[12:50:36] <Churba> HEY SKETCH
[12:50:56] <Churba> https://www.youtube.com
[12:56:37] <Churba> The only thing I think I'd use a smartwatch for would be using the accelerometers to detect when I bumped into something, and have it play the Sonic "Dropping rings" sound.
[13:04:09] <Apsup> I just remembered, when I was kid I acted in a video production that was a humorious collection of skits around time travel and the time machine was wristwatch, where under the glass was put paper with apple logo on it.
[13:04:17] <Apsup> We predicted the future. Almost.
[13:04:31] <open_sketch> whoa what
[13:04:34] <open_sketch> churba what is this
[13:04:38] <Apsup> I don't think (apple logo) watch can travel in time.
[13:04:41] <open_sketch> (sorry i was distracted)
[13:05:12] <open_sketch> also this is amazing
[13:06:26] <Churba> What is this? This is what Australian hip hop is like. We gonna go on about guns and drugs and money? Nah let's make a track about the dude that hosts Price is Right.
[13:07:14] <open_sketch> fantastic
[13:07:19] <open_sketch> i am 300% in favour of this
[13:15:29] <open_sketch> i have broken 50 pages in my stupid RPG
[13:15:42] <open_sketch> i have rules for drug use and a skill for pyromania :D
[13:16:30] <Churba> Nice
[13:17:58] <open_sketch> still gotta do the equipment, allied/hostile forces, and GM sections
[13:18:03] <open_sketch> so there's a ways to go
[13:18:16] <open_sketch> in terms of pagecount at least, as most of that stuff is written
[13:18:24] <open_sketch> i'm so very near finished this crazy thing
[13:29:30] <Churba> Here's one you might not have known - the Vietcong were afraid of Australian forces, and would often avoid ambushing or attacking them, or avoid their patrol routes alltogether, in favor of waiting for an American patrol.
[13:30:54] <open_sketch> sounds about right
[14:15:56] <Churba> The trick was, vietcong would ambush, do as much damage as they could, and then fade when the Americans dug in, started supressing fire and started calling for artillery and backup.
[14:17:02] <Churba> The Australian forces didn't have such regular access to those resources, so instead of digging in, if ambushed, they'd basically go "Right mate, you want a fucking go then, come on you bastard square go then" and would give chase.
[14:18:34] <Churba> Combine that with extensive jungle fighting experience from training in our own rainforests, bush, and jungles, along with extensive campaigning throughout south-east asia in WW2, we had plenty of skill to do it with.
[14:19:43] <Churba> Ah, there's the quote - Quoth a former Vietcong top-brass
[14:19:50] <Churba> "Worse than the Americans were the Australians. The Americans style was to hit us, then call for planes and artillery. Our response was to break contact and disappear if we could...The Australians were more patient than the Americans, better guerilla fighters, better at ambushes."
[14:19:53] <Churba> "They liked to stay with us instead of calling in the planes. We were more afraid of their style"
[14:20:54] <Churba> Apparently, our habit of tear-arseing across the jungle while still providing effective fire with everything from SLRs to m60s was also somewhat unique.
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[17:37:14] <GauntletWizard> Allo, people
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[22:10:30] <Bronzdragon> Hey Demisedulous
[22:10:36] <Demisedulous> woah
[22:10:37] <Demisedulous> hey hey
[22:19:31] <Bronzdragon> How have you been doing?
[22:27:59] <Demisedulous> decent
[22:28:01] <Demisedulous> I guess