Eur512
 member, 797 posts
Mon 13 May 2019
at 19:27
Re: I'm in a weird mood today.
praguepride:
This depends heavily by state. I think Michigan is a no-fault state where everyone just pays their own damages. Some states have clear cut fault, others assign values like 90/10 or 80/20 etc.



It's more confusing than that.  "No Fault" compels YOUR insurance company to pay YOU regardless of fault.

It does not necessarily prevent OTHER insurance company from paying you, or paying your insurance company, when THEIR insured has caused the damage.

In such circumstances you can recover through subrogation IF its clear that their insured was at fault- hence, if they were issued a citation and you weren't, it works.

It might depend on local laws, I have done this twice in my life, both times in "no fault" states, and it has worked.  (Once, it got me to switch insurers, the guy who rear ended me had State Farm, which was easier to deal with for me and far more helpful than my OWN insurance company at the time, so maybe there's a sales angle to it!)
PCO.Spvnky
 member, 405 posts
Mon 3 Jun 2019
at 16:09
Re: I'm in a weird mood today.
So I LOVE the Eclipse Phase game but I seem to have an ENTIRELY different idea of how people would react given the absolute immortality that the game provides.  I often get told that gear is basically pointless because the characters are going to egocast everywhere, this is ridiculous for two reasons in particular.

A) People are immortal, they aren't in a hurry anymore.  Why rush to get somewhere when you are going to live forever (in most cases)?

B) Egocasting is stupidly expensive.  It takes 20,000 credits to egocast anywhere.  This takes a MAJOR favor every single time you do it (for someone).  Considering that any character only gets one of those every couple months I have issue believing that most people would be willing to do that.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1262 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Tue 4 Jun 2019
at 12:49
Re: I'm in a weird mood today.
In reply to PCO.Spvnky (msg # 1395):

That point of view I can see what your saying. On getting anywhere, depends on how driven the character is. Not everyone will take it slow because they have a long life span.
As for the other, the complaint sounds like people who don't know the mechanics of it or just don't think it applies to Them.
I don't know anything of the game, I do know a little bit about people. (one does not role play for 30+ years and not learn a few things about people after all.)
pdboddy
 member, 655 posts
 EST/EDT [GMT-5/GMT-4]
Tue 4 Jun 2019
at 15:29
Re: I'm in a weird mood today.
In reply to PCO.Spvnky (msg # 1395):

Well, in answer to A, there are any number of reasons.  If you've been hired to protect Facility 125 on Mars, which is under threat from anarchist/rebels/etc., and it explodes before you get there, well... you might have wanted to hurry there.

And no, you are not immortal.  Yes it's really cheap to keep you "alive", by shoving you into a hard drive somewhere.  Physical things can be lost/destroyed.  And is it really living, sitting in stasis, or worse, being active but unable to do anything other than serve as an information ego?

Sometimes you gotta go fast.  Sure, you might not rush to have your bloody vengeance on the six fingered man who killed your father... but there's still tons of reasons to have to rush somewhere.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 88 posts
Mon 10 Jun 2019
at 15:43
Argh
What is with people who can't be bothered to read or pay attention to posts made by other players or the GM, then make mistakes in their post (because they didn't read or pay attention), and are then unable to roll with their mistakes and wind up turning a minor IC issue into a giant OOC fight?*

I mean, if it's important to you that your character never, ever does anything untoward or put a foot wrong, shouldn't you be actually paying attention to things to make sure that's the case? The posts are all there, all you have to do is re-read them to be sure! It's not like trying to remember what happened from one tabletop session to another.

/headdesk

*-Side vent: Holy crap, it's not cool to edit a post after a bunch of other posts reacting to it have been made.
Isida KepTukari
 member, 277 posts
 Elegant! Arrogant! Smart!
Tue 25 Jun 2019
at 01:01
Argh
Good gray groinking grief!

Because management thinks that stretching my work team thin as possible to have more modes running on our machines will somehow magically make more material be processed when they can't be bothered to give us the personnel we need, I am about to scream.

We're down two people because two people moved to day shift, and the people training on days to take their place are being held back at least until the next shift change (5 weeks from now).  Except I heard they want to hold them back until they have learned all 15 positions on the machines.  (Which took me 18 months.)  And somehow they still want us to run as many modes as possible.

Nevermind that when they pull stunts like this, we can't train people who aren't qualified on certain positions, limiting our flexibility. When people aren't trained, all it takes is one person calling off or being on vacation, and suddenly we are very limited in what we can do. Nevermind that when I, the team leader, was constantly working on the line, we kept getting complaints that there were crises going on that I never got a chance to help or fix because I couldn't fix a crisis on one line without shutting down the other (because, oddly, I can't be in two places at once).

The instant we get enough people in on overtime for me to be free of the line so I can catch up on all the paperwork they think is so precious or help in problems on the line, they want to run more modes.

We don't need to run more modes. I have people who have been asking to be trained on certain positions for months, and I can't free them up to be trained because if we have more than one spare person because then management will insist on firing up the other ding-dang line.

I understand that the customers have needs too, but I have 6-8 people who need training on 15 different positions, and I can't have them train once every two weeks because they'll forget everything!  We can run the one mode well and get our people trained, or we can have a bunch of overwork and slow people peck out work on multiple modes, but the extra little bit of production we eke out cannot possibly be worth this aggravation!

This message was last edited by the user at 01:02, Tue 25 June.

OceanLake
 supporter, 1075 posts
Tue 25 Jun 2019
at 12:41
Argh
Is this situation, mistakes or injuries are almost inevitable. That will cost more than staffing adequately.
Brianna
 member, 2186 posts
Wed 26 Jun 2019
at 00:30
Argh
In reply to OceanLake (msg # 1400):

I'd expect all the best people leave too, since they are the ones most likely to be able to get another job.
Shinoskay
 member, 46 posts
Sun 30 Jun 2019
at 23:11
Argh

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ShadoPrism
 member, 1263 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Tue 2 Jul 2019
at 02:43
Argh
What is it with hospitals leaving you feeling worse than when you went in.
I went in to the hospital friday evening, with a temp of 102.8.
They broke the fever and all nicely, but kept me till today for observation, during that they completely effed up my diabetes medication and kept trying to give me meds for conditions I don't have, have NEVER had, or give me things I am listed as being allergic to. Also seem to think the regiment of insulin and lantis my doctor worked out to work for me was Wrong and gave me 1/10th dosage on my long lasting one and half dosage on my other one. Except my glipizide, a pill that I am supposed to get 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. either gave me 1 then all 4 at the same time.
I went in to the hospital with a blood sugar of 187, came out with a blood sugar of 400. I feel like Crabapples.
Brianna
 member, 2187 posts
Tue 2 Jul 2019
at 03:40
Argh
ShadoPrism: That sounds like a lawsuit in the making!

In my life - my diabetic cat has been in remission since shortly after she was diagnosed, but all of a sudden her BP is high again.  Both of us are unhappy, we don't like that nasty needle, despite having become fairly accustomed to the lancet for testing.

And our lemon of a van is probably destined for the wreckers, despite being the only vehicle I have to drive, and the only one for both of us in the winter.  We've had a lot of work done on it in the last few months, but now the brakes are pretty much done, something has been loose for a while in the exhaust system, and now it's bleeding several kinds of fluid all over the driveway.  J's fancy Camaro isn't suitable for winter driving, nor for a disabled person even as a passenger.  If he has to sell it, his heart will be broken, it's his pride and joy, his boy toy but I don't know how else we will get another vehicle.  Even J can't walk everywhere he needs to go, and I can barely walk down the driveway on a good day.  *sigh*
seraphmoon
 member, 70 posts
 I've Been Touched By
 His Noodly Appendage
Sun 7 Jul 2019
at 21:28
Eyeroll
Dear stranger: I am perfectly happy to talk to you about my car, I just don't want to do it standing in an uncovered parking lot while it's raining. And no, I don't think it's rude of me to ask you to walk back the 20 feet to the store entrance instead of inviting you into my car for a chat.

I don't care that you're a Nice Guy and you just came out of the store. I'm a solitary female being approached by a complete stranger. If you can't accept that, you're not as nice as you proclaim to be.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1264 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Sun 7 Jul 2019
at 23:39
Eyeroll
In reply to seraphmoon (msg # 1405):

Strangers who try to invite themselves in to your home / car are rarely nice. Preditory more than likely, creeps at the very least.
Good Bye stranger, don't need to spend time with the likes of you. (You go Seraphmoon!)
seraphmoon
 member, 71 posts
 I've Been Touched By
 His Noodly Appendage
Sun 7 Jul 2019
at 23:59
Eyeroll
In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 1406):

My feeling is that if you use "But I'm a nice person!" as your argument, you're not a nice person. A nice person would accept a No and move on.
praguepride
 member, 1448 posts
 "Hugs for the Hugs God!"
 - Warhammer Fluffy-K
Mon 8 Jul 2019
at 01:17
Eyeroll
Don't get me wrong, I could see an actual nice person not realizing the situation at hand...

There was a hilarious John Mulaney bit about how he accidentally chased a woman through a subway station.

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/...subway-station-chase

HOWEVER

Once it was pointed out that they were doing something creepy a nice guy doesn't go on the offensive and say "You're being rude!". They would be like "Oh I'm sorry, I understand how this looks."
icosahedron152
 member, 960 posts
Tue 9 Jul 2019
at 10:49
Eyeroll
Yeah, my Spidey-Sense tells me that, short of you having a Ferrari or something, even a dedicated piston-head is unlikely to stand in the rain talking cars - unless he has an ulterior motive.

Always stand your ground, ladies, the real nice guy will chat with you at a time and place of your choosing.
Shinoskay
 member, 47 posts
Wed 10 Jul 2019
at 19:41
Eyeroll
In reply to seraphmoon (msg # 1407):

no
Isida KepTukari
 member, 283 posts
 Elegant! Arrogant! Smart!
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 01:23
Eyeroll
Wear headphones.  For the love of little apples, do not force your media or phone conversations on those around you.

I have started taking my walks at our local mall in the morning, as it is better air-conditioned than my local YMCA, free, and lets me window-shop while everything is closed.  It's quite popular with a lot of people for that purpose.  And I understand that if you're going to be walking around in a relatively quiet area for an hour, it might be a nice time to catch up on a phone call.  But do not put your phone on speaker, as loud as the volume can possibly go, while you both shout your conversation at the tops of your lungs.

I had to duck down a side hall and wait until Mr. Loudmouth was well ahead of me so I could hear myself think.

Or in the breakroom at work, some co-workers will start scrolling through Facebook with autoplay on, which means every time they so much as pause on any kind of video I'm assaulted with random bursts of sound, again usually at top volume.

Turn off your volume, turn off autoplay, or wear headphones.  Maybe I should come up next to them while they're scrolling and randomly blast a really loud, off-key trumpet or something to get my point across...
Isida KepTukari
 member, 284 posts
 Elegant! Arrogant! Smart!
Fri 19 Jul 2019
at 06:13
Eyeroll
Shut the door.

We work in an un-air conditioned factory.  It is ludicrously hot and humid right now.  Every time you open the door to the air conditioned break room, you're letting a lot of heat in.  There are already three fridges in there chugging away, plus 3-8 hot, sweaty people taking their break, and it takes forever to cool the  room down again if you decide to open the door halfway to have a lengthy conversation with someone because you don't want to take the one step up and two steps in to clear the door.  No, you may not have a conversation in the doorway, no you may not leave the door open so you can get "just one thing" from your bag.  Get inside, do your thing, and get out without lingering the doorway.  It's hard enough to stay cool as it is without you acting like you were born in a barn!
PCO.Spvnky
 member, 410 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 00:40
Eyeroll
Why does every D&D 5e gm hate warlocks so much?  Nearly every game I have looked at since I got into the game (recently) has had a no warlock policy?  I was thrilled when I saw that they had included them again.  They don't seem OP to me?
RosstoFalstaff
 member, 172 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 11:27
Eyeroll
Well they do have a significantly different method of handling. Short rest centered and capable of doing their schtick mostly all day

But no I wouldn't say they are all that broken

I do know there are a few people who object to warlocks in D&D and witches in PF because of religious beliefs though...
Yaztromo
 supporter, 276 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 11:57
Bosses...
I don't like when your boss doesn't talk / avoids talking with you about your working performance for many months and then schedules your performance review very, very, very late, as if s/he was pushing the time to talk about that as far away as possible.
You never know what to expect... why having the suspance?
12th Doctor
 member, 117 posts
 Laugh Hard. Run Fast.
 Be kind.
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 13:13
Re: Eyeroll
RosstoFalstaff:
I do know there are a few people who object to warlocks in D&D and witches in PF because of religious beliefs though...


I would love to read an explanation of how people who have a problem with witches and warlocks because of religious beliefs are okay with nearly every other aspect of fantasy roleplaying.
Brianna
 member, 2193 posts
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 04:16
Re: Eyeroll
In reply to 12th Doctor (msg # 1416):

You are looking for logic?  (un)common sense?  Dream on!  LOL
OceanLake
 supporter, 1083 posts
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 20:46
Re: Eyeroll
It's like this: The fantasy world creators, are, in effect, creating heavens, heavens which fit the desires or needs of the the psyches involved. BTW, this is not necessarily antiChristian; Dante has levels of heaven.