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I'm moving this summer, tell me where to
May 2nd 2012, 03:48 CEST by Milan Brezovsk√Ĺ

I know this is a weak attempt to add a new topic to the front page, but why not.

I'm leaving my job at the end of May. Then I want to start working on my own projects. My flatmate is moving out by the end of June, so my boring options are
1. find a new flatmate
2. move to a different apartment within Prague

Or, you know, I could just try something new.

Letís say I want to spend up to 800 Ä per month for everything, incl. the rent. So letís say 400 Ä rent, 200 Ä food, 200 Ä internet, phone, mass transit and a minimum of fun.

My requirements are:
- I need to be able to be there without a visa, or with an absolute minimum of paperwork. I donít mind being there 3 months and then moving elsewhere.
- I cannot stand more that 22 degrees Celsius to function.
- I prefer politically stable governments, which is to say, nowhere on Earth.

My candidates are:
- Iceland, I could get a tiny room for like 320 Ä. I love the nature. I donít mind the weather. I could hang out with Gaggle.
- Scandinavia. I seem to get along well with people from there.
- Poland. I havenít done much research, but again, friendly people + the language (basics) should be relatively easy to learn.
- New Zealand - although I donít want to fly there + care about a visa. I could stay 3 months on a visitor visa.
- Balkan - Serbia, Croatia, Romania? Havenít done any research yet.

In general, I would prefer English-speaking countries. UK seems too expensive and I donít trust the political scene there; I donít care about USA except for my friends there; Canada also seems to grow more immigrant-unfriendly, and most of other EU states are too expensive or unable to accommodate lazy ass like me who doesnít speak anything useful but English.

I might also just couchsurf around Europe for a few months to see the world and then settle down wherever I like, after experiencing the culture for myself (or just return to Prague).
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#651 by gaggle
2013-01-17 02:20:15
I intended to buy a polarized filter but accidentally got a UV filter. I use it as a protective filter now so it wasn't a total loss but I'm still curious about the polarized one. Do you feel its worth having? I'm still unsure exactly how often I'd use it, interested in your experience.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#652 by Shadarr
2013-01-17 03:57:25
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
I've probably used it less than once per year, so, not the greatest investment.

"I hope you one day decide to smarten the fuck up so I can stand to look at your posts." - gaggle
#653 by Matt Perkins
2013-01-23 02:04:30
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
I got Mount & Blade: Warband (stellar purchase though not easy), Total War: Napoleon (love the interface and game tweaks, but I like the campaign missions at all), and Age of Empires III (for my son and I to play together).

I came away pretty finicky this time around, but basically happy with the sales I got. I had also picked up Witcher2 on the cheap as of late. I would have paid full price for that game, it was fucking epic.

Oh and I guess the new X-Com was purchased on sale a bit back on Steam, though not the Winter Sale. Loved that game, but re-playability is zero. Very disappointing in that aspect.

That is all I can think of beyond I have 220+ hours into Dota2 over the past year or so and I think maybe I've finally got my fill. Took long enough.

"programmers talk from a very deep gnome cavern, full of gold mechanics" - wisdom from the ancients
#654 by Shadarr
2013-01-23 04:22:50
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
Loved that game, but re-playability is zero. Very disappointing in that aspect.


Yeah, people on BrokenForum were talking about re-playing it on hard (Classic?) mode, so I started a new game.  Got about two missions in and totally lost interest.  Cool game but really not the game it could've been.

"I hope you one day decide to smarten the fuck up so I can stand to look at your posts." - gaggle
#655 by Matt Perkins
2013-01-25 19:34:41
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
How can you not lose interest? Your guys will literally take a shot, go insane, shoot one of their own guys 90% of the time and then run off and die. You'll have that happen two or three times EACH mission. It was completely silly. I get it, aliens are freaky. But freaky enough so that your average marine will see them and run fleeing? Bah.

The Casual setting was a fun ride, but so easy there is no challenge to play again. The Classic setting just wasn't well balanced at all. There are some mods that attempt to fix that a bit, but the only one I found I can stomach adds in literal months of recovery for your guys.

And no modding tools.

"programmers talk from a very deep gnome cavern, full of gold mechanics" - wisdom from the ancients
#656 by Matt Perkins
2013-01-25 19:36:01
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
To continue, the best part about the recent X-Com after playing through it once is that we'll get a sequel.

"programmers talk from a very deep gnome cavern, full of gold mechanics" - wisdom from the ancients
#657 by Milan Brezovsk√Ĺ
2013-01-25 20:02:14
http://uglycode.com
And another completely unrelated XCOM game.

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
#658 by Matt Perkins
2013-02-27 01:31:36
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
Oh come on, the latest X-Com was a pretty damn fine translation. They were *this close* to another classic.

"programmers talk from a very deep gnome cavern, full of gold mechanics" - wisdom from the ancients
#659 by Wudi
2013-02-27 02:18:54
No, the free alien turns on discovery, scripted teleporting slender men. Unscripted random teleporting monsters into your group.

Along with the small map size...cmon..classic?

It was an OK game, but not XCOM of old and def. not anywhere near classic.

Zep--

w0rd up!
#660 by Squeaky
2013-02-28 03:24:07
XCOM was okay. Too heavily scripted to be at all replayable, which is a shame. The Xcom fps looks like it could be good, mostly marred due to poor choice of IP to try and sell it.
#661 by TreeFrog
2013-03-13 02:30:18
Penny Arcade are selling a "starter set" of 4 collectible pins and a lanyard for thirty dollars.

Thirty.

And there will be n^x more collectible pins. Farm those nerds!

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#662 by Dumdeedum
2013-03-13 17:28:54
http://www.dumdeedum.com
Hmm, nerd farming.  I mean on one hand you wouldn't need very strong fencing because they can't climb over or break through, but on the other hand they don't have much good meat on them.

But yes, Penny Arcade do seem to have built themselves quite the little empire.

MP3 Of The Week: is this thing on?
#663 by Milan Brezovsk√Ĺ
2013-03-13 22:24:41
http://uglycode.com
I never enjoyed their sense of humour, but I don't hate them any more for cashing in on that. $30 seems a lot, but eh, whatever keeps them making hedgehog jokes.

Doesn't give me much hope for humanity, but at least I know if I will work hard for a decade, I can sell out afterwards.

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
#664 by jafd
2013-03-19 03:38:12


I have no idea what Penny-Arcade pins might be used for but they would not be selling them if they were not being purchased as valued, perhaps... treasured.

I know that I'm no longer aloud into the invisible gates of my own city unless I am wearing the two they assigned me at Invisible College, but, you know... that might be just me. And, well, yeah, I'm not buying any, off course!

"You've just defined what's rude for everyone, not just you. Thanks, I needed help with that." - Matt P
#665 by Matt Perkins
2013-04-07 02:51:00
wizardque@yahoo.com http://whatwouldmattdo.com/
I call bullshit on the new x-com assessment.

You had world management, you had squad progression, you had tactical battles, you had aliens, you had tech discovery and you had fun. It was all there. It just wasn't well balanced or random enough. It wasn't a classic by any means, but were I to grade I'd go with a B+.

"programmers talk from a very deep gnome cavern, full of gold mechanics" - wisdom from the ancients
#666 by Squeaky
2013-04-07 06:44:33
It was definitely a solid "B" game, but it wasn't the great game a lot of people seem to claim it to be. I very much enjoyed it from beginning to end, but have zero desire to ever replay it.
#667 by Milan Brezovsk√Ĺ
2013-04-07 11:22:05
http://uglycode.com
The advantages of playing games 2 years later: they get better with time, with plethora of patches, DLCs, or user patches.

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
#668 by gaggle
2013-04-26 23:29:46
So, I know shit about cars. But I'd like to buy one.

Iceland is close enough to the states that Chevrolets are frequently in the sales list, but I've got no point of reference for the brand (Usually in mainland Europe it's all Volkswagen, Peugeot and Toyotas). Wondering if anyone has experience with Chevvys and would offer up some anecdotal stories?

Specifically a used Chevrolet Lacetti 2007 (@ 66k km) is available for sale which caught my interest, but honestly everything about this is new to me so I'm just probing around atm.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#669 by TreeFrog
2013-04-27 01:15:38
The Lacetti was never sold in the States - it's one of the models Chevrolet got when they bought Daewoo. It should be an adequate choice, if you're approaching it purely as a means of transport.

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#670 by anaqer
2013-04-27 08:17:31
Top Gear used one in their Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segments for a couple of seasons - that should tell you that it's a fairly sensible (but also pretty dull and dreary) car.

§ "Apple hates everyone now." - BJB
#671 by deadlock
2013-04-27 08:53:24
http://www.deadlocked.org/
Yeah, the Chevrolets that you're seeing in the lists are actually rebadged Daewoos. Cheap and cheerful, but if all you need is something to get you from A to Z then you could do worse.

#672 by Squeaky
2013-04-27 18:42:48
I don't know about Chevy in Europe (as others have said, the Lacetti isn't an NA car), but I will never, ever buy a North American made car ever.
#673 by Squeaky
2013-04-27 18:43:44
Which sucks, because I *really* like the Fiat 500 Abarth. But it's made by Chrysler in Mexico. Which means it'll be less reliable than it's European counterpart.
#674 by anaqer
2013-04-27 22:46:09
That's funny - I was about to suggest a Fiat Panda instead (pretty much the base for the 500). (Hell, normally for anyone without a family, but with a measure of sensibilities and on a budget I'd suggest a 2nd gen Hyundai Tiburon, but that's probably out of the question for gaggle... oo bad, really.)

But, apart from all that - what's wrong with the old standby, the Ford Focus?

§ "Apple hates everyone now." - BJB
#675 by Squeaky
2013-04-28 22:31:44
Well, from what I understand, the Euro-built Fiats aren't actually terrible cars. And just as Top Gear likes the Lacettie, they also seem to love the Panda. I was speaking from an NA-POV regarding American cars. And the 500 seems like a very cool European car. But when they brought them to NA they just bought the name and built something that kind of looks the same as your 500, but much much worse.
#676 by LPMiller
2013-04-30 15:35:04
lpmiller@gotapex.com http://www.gotapex.com
I've not seen any evidence at all that the 500's made in NA are of a different quality level then in Europe. They seem to be pretty highly rated cars.

"Testiculos habet et bene pendentes" - "He has testicles, and they dangle nicely."

"LP, your big balls are a religion." - Jibble
#677 by TreeFrog
2013-05-21 22:09:19
The iOS and Android buil targets for Unity have gone free. There goes another of my excuses for not developing the game in my head.

"One part disembowels me while another slowly eats its way through the gas line. As I bleed out on the floor, it reminds me that I need to buy milk." - Jibble
#678 by gaggle
2013-05-22 02:18:17
Automobile update: Now looking at a Ford Focus 2008 hatchback, if it passes inspection on Thursday (and I'm sure it will, it's in excellent condition) we're scheduled for purchase.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#679 by gaggle
2013-05-22 02:22:57
Wow cool with Unity. I try to work a little bit every day on my game idea, pretty fun so far (though C# still annoys compared to my first love, Python).

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#680 by Squeaky
2013-05-22 05:09:45
Not to bring this thread back on topic or anything, but I recently moved. As in out of my parents basement. I'm an adult!
#681 by Milan Brezovsk√Ĺ
2013-05-22 07:33:08
http://uglycode.com
GIF or it didn't happen

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
#682 by CheesyPoof
2013-05-22 13:19:39
Xbone or PS4?

Long live PC gaming!

<Hugin_len> Basically, cheesy doesn't have awful taste in music, he's simply very white.
#683 by anaqer
2013-05-22 14:56:30
Hey, at least the core HW seems pretty solid - lack of bizarro bullshit things like Cell is a good thing for everybody.

"Apple hates everyone now." - BJB
#684 by Squeaky
2013-05-23 05:30:51
GIF or it didn't happen

how about jpegs?
#685 by Squeaky
2013-05-23 05:34:28
Note: those pics were taken pre-move in. No after pics, yet.
#686 by Gunp01nt
2013-05-23 10:33:23
supersimon33@hotmail.com
Apart from the kitchen it looks great. How big is it?

She's probably had sex with like 4 different guys by now and has no idea who he is anymore, his face lost in a memory sea of dicks.
#687 by Milan Brezovsk√Ĺ
2013-05-23 18:37:35
http://uglycode.com
Looks swell for the first apartment. What's the rent like?

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
#688 by Shadarr
2013-05-24 00:54:16
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
What do you mean apart from the kitchen? That is way nicer than my first apartment, or really anywhere I've lived before now.

Was it built in 2007?  My brother's condo has that exact same hanging lamp.

"I hope you one day decide to smarten the fuck up so I can stand to look at your posts." - gaggle
#689 by Squeaky
2013-05-24 03:28:04
Shadarr: I believe 2007 or 08 or something, yeah. The rent is $1100/month (asking price on C/L was $1200, IIRC) for about 700ish sqft. Walking distance to just about everything. In the suburbs, rather than Vancouver, which is fine by me as all my friends live nearby anyway.
#690 by gaggle
2013-05-24 20:44:52
Awesome. Looks like a cool pad. Will you throw a moving in party? I forgot to do mine.

"Roses are red, violets are blue, rubbish is dumped and so are you." : : - FML
#691 by Squeaky
2013-05-25 09:28:59
If by 'party' you mean have a couple of friends over for pizza and board gaming, then I've already done it (moved in 2 weeks ago).
#692 by Milan Brezovsk√Ĺ
2013-05-25 12:27:03
http://uglycode.com
It's not a flat-warming party until some girl takes a bath from 2am to 5am.

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
#693 by Shadarr
2013-05-28 20:46:45
shadarr@gmail.com http://digital-luddite.com
If that's happened to you more than once, you need to re-evaluate how you throw a party vis-vis making women feel like they need a three-hour bath to get clean.

"I hope you one day decide to smarten the fuck up so I can stand to look at your posts." - gaggle
#694 by Milan Brezovsk√Ĺ
2013-05-28 21:17:07
http://uglycode.com
*chuckles*

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
#695 by Milan Brezovsk√Ĺ
2013-05-28 21:17:49
http://uglycode.com
Don't thank me, thank rhubarb vodka.

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
#696 by Squeaky
2013-05-29 07:54:25
Yeah. That sounds like a horrible time, all-round.
#697 by Milan Brezovsk√Ĺ
2013-05-29 18:01:36
http://uglycode.com
I was a good time for me, as I drank other things. Rhubarb vodka isn't my favourite thing; vodka with rhubarb juice, on the other hand, is full of awesome (and diabetes).

Parhelic Triangle is coming. Eventually.
#698 by Squeaky
2013-06-10 01:31:16
Apart from the kitchen it looks great. How big is it?

Honestly, apart from the fact the dishwasher is in an awkward spot, making it difficult to put dishes away directly from the washer, I don't really see what's so bad about the kitchen. It's got plenty of storage space, all the necessary appliances*, and a fairly good sized prep area.



*North American apartments and houses typically don't put washer/dryers in the kitchen like you Euro types do. I have an in-suite washer/dryer unit in the closet next to the kitchen.
#699 by Gunp01nt
2013-06-10 09:03:19
supersimon33@hotmail.com
#698 by Squeaky

Apart from the kitchen it looks great. How big is it?

Honestly, apart from the fact the dishwasher is in an awkward spot, making it difficult to put dishes away directly from the washer, I don't really see what's so bad about the kitchen. It's got plenty of storage space, all the necessary appliances*, and a fairly good sized prep area.


I didn't mean to say it's bad, just that when compared to the rest of the place it looked a little old-fashioned.

She's probably had sex with like 4 different guys by now and has no idea who he is anymore, his face lost in a memory sea of dicks.
#700 by yotsuya
2013-06-10 17:04:42
Congrats, Squeaky.

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