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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #83685 on: August 31, 2015, 11:10:49 am »

Asking something that most people probably never think about such as what your favorite word is probably just gives them more interesting essays to read, which is important when you've probably got to go through hundreds of them.

It also prevents the use of "canned" essays, because the applicant probably hasn't done an essay on the subject before, so they can't just dust it off, fix whatever they got dinged on last time, and submit it.

Somebody needs to work out  a way to undermine this.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #83686 on: August 31, 2015, 01:25:03 pm »

Saw a trash bag sitting right on top of the train tracks. Not sure who would leave something like that right there. It sounded like it was full of cans. Didn't want a train to hit that, so I moved it. Not five minutes later, the train came.


Welp, there's my good deed for the day. So, what now, do I get to punch an orphan or something?
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #83687 on: August 31, 2015, 01:34:12 pm »

Saw a trash bag sitting right on top of the train tracks. Not sure who would leave something like that right there. It sounded like it was full of cans. Didn't want a train to hit that, so I moved it. Not five minutes later, the train came.


Welp, there's my good deed for the day. So, what now, do I get to punch an orphan or something?
Nah, you just absolved yourself of one fort.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #83688 on: August 31, 2015, 01:36:00 pm »

WHY? Why the sodding hell would they do that?

New Deus Ex game. Pre-order advert. Turns out, even if you do pre-order, you are missing out on content.

10/10 would boycott again.
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« Reply #83689 on: August 31, 2015, 01:38:13 pm »

WHY? Why the sodding hell would they do that?

New Dues Ex game. Pre-order advert. Turns out, even if you do pre-order, you are missing out on content.

10/10 would boycott again.
Dues Ex.
Yup.
If that was a typo, it was a really good one.
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« Reply #83690 on: August 31, 2015, 01:40:45 pm »

Sorry, I apparently can't spell.
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« Reply #83691 on: August 31, 2015, 01:41:47 pm »

Sorry, I apparently can't spell.
Bah.  You can spell just fine.  The marketers made a typo.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #83692 on: August 31, 2015, 01:47:44 pm »

Asking something that most people probably never think about such as what your favorite word is probably just gives them more interesting essays to read, which is important when you've probably got to go through hundreds of them.

It also prevents the use of "canned" essays, because the applicant probably hasn't done an essay on the subject before, so they can't just dust it off, fix whatever they got dinged on last time, and submit it.

Somebody needs to work out  a way to undermine this.

Easy! Stock essay about how you have no favourite words, as words are utilitarian, and defined by their usefulness in context...

Do I win all the college places yet?
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« Reply #83693 on: August 31, 2015, 01:50:37 pm »

Asking something that most people probably never think about such as what your favorite word is probably just gives them more interesting essays to read, which is important when you've probably got to go through hundreds of them.

It also prevents the use of "canned" essays, because the applicant probably hasn't done an essay on the subject before, so they can't just dust it off, fix whatever they got dinged on last time, and submit it.

Somebody needs to work out  a way to undermine this.

Easy! Stock essay about how you have no favourite words, as words are utilitarian, and defined by their usefulness in context...

Do I win all the college places yet?
Heh.
I'm so tempted to do this if it comes up.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #83694 on: August 31, 2015, 01:52:40 pm »

Asking something that most people probably never think about such as what your favorite word is probably just gives them more interesting essays to read, which is important when you've probably got to go through hundreds of them.

It also prevents the use of "canned" essays, because the applicant probably hasn't done an essay on the subject before, so they can't just dust it off, fix whatever they got dinged on last time, and submit it.

Somebody needs to work out  a way to undermine this.

Easy! Stock essay about how you have no favourite words, as words are utilitarian, and defined by their usefulness in context...

Do I win all the college places yet?
Heh.
I'm so tempted to do this if it comes up.

If so, I demand to be used as a citation.
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« Reply #83695 on: August 31, 2015, 02:03:58 pm »

WHY? Why the sodding hell would they do that?

New Dues Ex game. Pre-order advert. Turns out, even if you do pre-order, you are missing out on content.

10/10 would boycott again.
Dues Ex.
Yup.
If that was a typo, it was a really good one.

So, how much to you actually have to shell out to actually get everything? Or is that, by design, impossible to do?
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« Reply #83696 on: August 31, 2015, 02:04:35 pm »

Looks like it's impossible.
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« Reply #83697 on: August 31, 2015, 02:19:17 pm »

I have four unexplained games in my Steam library today. None of them have a free trial limit on them or any free trial announced. None of them are in any of my purchase history records, nor am I missing any money. They're just there. They're not bad games either.

But what the fuck.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #83698 on: August 31, 2015, 02:22:29 pm »

I have four unexplained games in my Steam library today. None of them have a free trial limit on them or any free trial announced. None of them are in any of my purchase history records, nor am I missing any money. They're just there. They're not bad games either.

But what the fuck.

You sure it's not a free-for-a-few-days thing? I have (had?) a few games like that in my library this morning, none of them bad.
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« Reply #83699 on: August 31, 2015, 02:23:55 pm »

I have four unexplained games in my Steam library today. None of them have a free trial limit on them or any free trial announced. None of them are in any of my purchase history records, nor am I missing any money. They're just there. They're not bad games either.

But what the fuck.

You sure it's not a free-for-a-few-days thing? I have (had?) a few games like that in my library this morning, none of them bad.
*boots up Steam*
Dang it.
Nothing.
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