The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby BAS » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:19 pm

Yeah, I am pretty certain that the shaft is some sort of optical illusion. I may have to find out where the original photograph comes from.

I'll take a whole bunch of screwdrivers-- I just managed to mess up my computer.

The third party Second Life viewer I was using came out with a newer version, and I foolishly downloaded and installed it... and when I loaded up Second Life, I got the same messed up visuals which had driven me to using a third party viewer in the first place. (Undefined pink surfaces everywhere.) Unlike Linden Labs, the third party had a supposed solution posted on their website: download a different version of the software for my video card. Or, at least I assumed it was software for my video card, since that was the only video card which supposedly had that particular problem. So..., I downloaded and installed the software, and tried Second Life again. Still the same problem, so I went to the next step on the companies list of hypothetical solutions and downloaded yet another set of software and installed it... This time I noticed that an error message popped up telling me that an appropriate device wasn't present for some of the software, and when I tried to run the Second Life viewer all I got was an error message. (And the same happened when I tried to run Civilization.) And I can't figure out just exactly WHAT my video hardware is and am not really in the mood to tease the information out of my computer.

Anyway, what I AM doing is trying to back everything up on flash-drives and considering reformatting the hard drive and starting things over. I think I might have a bunch of spyware and some other mal-ware on-board anyway, and, although things seemed to run slowly before my attempted fix, at least they ran.

I may give downloading and installing via the recommended website another go before trying reformatting, I dunno. I am pretty annoyed at Phoenix/Firestorm, however.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:48 pm

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:52 pm

And a few more seconds to ferret out the facts:

Architect Hernandez Silva had some fun when utilising an old mine elevator shaft into the refit in this penthouse bathroom in Guadalajara, Mexico. Why hide such an intriguing feature when you can turn it into a glass floored WC that is sure to challenge the nerve of all those brave enough to use the facility.

Edit to clarify that the shaft is not actually an old mine shaft but that the shaft was intended for an elevator that was never installed in the 15 story building:

Silva says: “A characteristic feature of the project is that a volume that was originally intended for a second elevator and was never installed becomes a powder room with a glass floor that looks down all the 15 levels, the PPDG penthouse is a great versatile modulated space, with great views all this with the concepts of transparency and the simplicity of materials.

The facts are all at our fingertips these days, but it's more fun to study and theorize for a while first!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:14 pm

Elliot wrote:If there is a mirror at the bottom of the crawl space, why don't we see the tension rods? Very tricky business.

Okay, I see the tension rods. Never mind. Could they be above the top glass perhaps?

With an infinity mirror, there is always a line where the box ends and the mirror reflects back. Even the lighting inside the "elevator shaft" appears to be repeated. (I'm not convinced that it's an "abandoned elevator shaft" either. Why abandon an elevator shaft?)

Anyway, hey! There's cognac going around????

Don't bother with the snifter, you snob, just give me a swig off that thing!

How about cognac and congas!?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby BAS » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:20 am

Just for the heck of it, here is another bathroom, which requires less speculation.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby trilobyte » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:40 am

BAS - there are a lot of reasons for people to have issues with the Phoenix/Firestorm team. Aside from the nefarious beginnings, they have a long history of spin and bs that never quite sat right with me. I no longer even mess with the third party viewers, but spend most of my time with one of the various flavors of the official viewer. If you're on a windows or linux box, you may need to check to make sure you're on the current/latest video drivers - if you're on a Mac, PM me with the details of what you're experiencing and I'll see what I can do.

I found the video from the LG monitor prank I mentioned before, and posted it in the favorite video of the day thread for those who might be interested in seeing it.

I've switched up from the initial snifter of cognac for pints of vodka and vicious chemicals…mmmm, vodka...
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:45 am

trilobyte wrote:I've switched up from the initial snifter of cognac for pints of vodka and vicious chemicals…mmmm, vodka...


Me too! I had no spiced rum, so put a little mini bottle of whipped cream vodka into some unfiltered organic apple cider, hot & spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and (on a hunch) just a little black pepper.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby trilobyte » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:49 am

And you get massive bonus points for beverage creativity!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:01 am

Could have been a light or air shaft.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:39 am

HA, good morning! (((Grai))) did the autobrew setting on the ECM work for you this morning???

*checks*

*pours* :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

No holes on my bathroom floor, hooray, but I can see how having a multistory hole between your feet could help maintain regularity. :shock:

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:42 am

Autobrew is useless when you wake up before it kicks on.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby BAS » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:50 am

trilobyte wrote:BAS - there are a lot of reasons for people to have issues with the Phoenix/Firestorm team. Aside from the nefarious beginnings, they have a long history of spin and bs that never quite sat right with me. I no longer even mess with the third party viewers, but spend most of my time with one of the various flavors of the official viewer. If you're on a windows or linux box, you may need to check to make sure you're on the current/latest video drivers - if you're on a Mac, PM me with the details of what you're experiencing and I'll see what I can do.


I've got a Windows based system (though I have been tempted to switch at some point.) Things are working okay now (or at least as well as they were before.) I'm not certain what I did (or which thing worked-- downloading drivers again, re-booting the system, uninstalling some stuff, other?)

I don't really know anything about the Phoenix/Firestorm team-- I went with them because they were one of the higher rated third party viewers, and I was having the "pink" problem with the official viewer. (The one where most of the landscape-- and avatar-- is an undefined pink surface.)

Nefarious beginnings?

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:45 am

*wanders in, pours coffee*
ah, thanks GD, yay for auto coffee!

the drink, Savannah, sounds so interesting. I do stuff like that, also when cooking sometimes, just throw stuff at a pan. Are you sure we're not related? If there was a side by side photo of us, I bet there'd be a family resemblance of some sort.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:59 am

Just watched Trilo's vid of the elevator
there is a "chamber" at Livermore Labs NIF which also has a glass floor
luckily I get to act however I want as a genuine Sparkleponie and I think it is cool
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:03 am

happy krampus sinners.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:19 am

I had asked that my family photos not be published unedited, Simon.......dang.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:58 am

oh , tanning bum!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:11 am

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:21 am

ygmir wrote:I had asked that my family photos not be published unedited, Simon.......dang.

But you look so cute in that sailor suit. :coffee:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:21 am

This made me chuckle........
if you're pro PETA, you may want to skip it.

http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2012/12/peta-crashes-biker-gathering-not-to-be.html?m=1
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:31 am

Iggy you are in fine form today ..with bacon and duct tape as inspiration
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:46 am

thanks asd...........how's things?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:14 am

reminds me of the time i was on my honeymoon in europe.


i had a full length raccoon coat i got from my father.

i had even dyed my hair to match, with two stripes of white on each side, like Dr. Strange.

at the Gare Du Nord, in Paris, a protester came up to me and was about to spray me with red paint.

in my finest french i told him i would rip his dick off and shove it down his throat if he did.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:27 am

did you produce a pair of tweezers, to back up your threat?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby BAS » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:30 am

They bikers put the protestors through the hazing rituals for joining their gang? Sounds like they liked them! :lol:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:12 pm

ygmir wrote:*wanders in, pours coffee*
ah, thanks GD, yay for auto coffee!

the drink, Savannah, sounds so interesting. I do stuff like that, also when cooking sometimes, just throw stuff at a pan. Are you sure we're not related? If there was a side by side photo of us, I bet there'd be a family resemblance of some sort.


Well--just a hot spiked cider, but it was delicious. I think the lightness of the sweet vodka worked with the heaviness of the organic unfiltered cider, and independent spicing made up for the fact that there was no spice to the liquor.

I do love to throw things in a pan sometimes and make things up. Or take two similar recipes, stitch them together and make something better. Between this tendency and our physical resemblance, I think it's very likely that we ARE related; although your figure is a bit more slender and ethereal . . .

(If we show up at the next Meet & Greet in the same dress, I'm going to scratch your eyes out!)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:22 pm

Auto coffee works! i remembered my cup for the ridiculously long drive to work (about an hour from 7am) so i was only in need of a pee ALL BLOODY DAY can i have PETArinal please? (I kept forgetting when i got in the warm house then going back out in the cold and immedialtey needing a wee. Don't have a peejug in the van yet ( i find a 2l putty tub the perfect size + it has a lid). next stop seeing how black oyster stout goes as a chaser for jager.

dammit i opened a cidre instead o well


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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby trilobyte » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:26 pm

Holy crap, Yggy, that link was hilarious.

Pandorra and I like to play beverage scientists from time to time too, Savannah. One I recently liked quite a bit was a mix of a blackberry vodka I'd infused over the summer and ocean spray white cranberry juice. Damn good stuff...
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:39 pm

ygmir wrote:did you produce a pair of tweezers, to back up your threat?



not needed.


first of all they are french, and i'm scary when i'm agitated, as the french tend to do, they run, or submit.

secondly, my ex had a way of making me agitated, and this poor sucker walked right into a fire-fight, i'm sure he saw the pure crazy in my pupils and flaring nostrils, and decided that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that PETA wasnt as important as his gonads.


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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:56 pm

.scary day Yggy ..tell you tomorrow
thanks for asking ..love the tweezer thought
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