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    I'm getting pop up ads now for games.
    Like PS4?

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    I'm back to full time at my job because the previous HR lady who retired never took me off it according to one of my bosses. Sounds good to me.
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    And as he lay there
    Playing games with his pain
    He felt his choice of jobs
    Was such a mistake
    He could have been a doctor
    In a soft easy chair
    Instead he chose three stars
    A territorial affair

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Like PS4?
    No, internet lotto and mobile games.

    Next time it happens I will take a screencap and post.
    I'm not being dramatic, I just feel like I'm going to throw up my heart and my head is going to fly away like a bird.

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    It's now happening every time I click on anything here on MC.
    I'm not being dramatic, I just feel like I'm going to throw up my heart and my head is going to fly away like a bird.

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    Oh it's because you have an iPhone.

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    Uhhh...no I don't. Clearly Android.

    And I've been accessing MC solely by smartphone for the last, I dunno, 8 years? This is the first time it has ever happened.
    I'm not being dramatic, I just feel like I'm going to throw up my heart and my head is going to fly away like a bird.

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    I'm not being dramatic, I just feel like I'm going to throw up my heart and my head is going to fly away like a bird.

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    Haha. I looked at the spam popup.

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    It seems to have stopped, so thanks to whoever fixed it!
    I'm not being dramatic, I just feel like I'm going to throw up my heart and my head is going to fly away like a bird.

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    Nevermind it's back.
    I'm not being dramatic, I just feel like I'm going to throw up my heart and my head is going to fly away like a bird.

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    No one else experiencing this?
    I'm not being dramatic, I just feel like I'm going to throw up my heart and my head is going to fly away like a bird.

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    Yes, I’m getting pop ups on my phone (no ad blocker). Computer’s fine.
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    Yeh i see em on my phone.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    No one else experiencing this?
    Ever since the escort PM’s. I mentioned it somewhere, probably the bugs thread.
    “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.”

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    I'm still not getting anything. So weird.
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    And as he lay there
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    He could have been a doctor
    In a soft easy chair
    Instead he chose three stars
    A territorial affair

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    number8 reached out. We're looking to upgrade vbulletin in hopes that removes bugs and such.

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    Quote Quoting DFA1979 (view post)
    I'm still not getting anything. So weird.
    I guess they didn’t think you wanted escorts.
    “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.”

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    Should have an upgrade over the weekend.

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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Yes, I’m getting pop ups on my phone (no ad blocker). Computer’s fine.
    Same

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    I've recently turned 41, and the last few years have been difficult, as with anyone who transitions from the age group that everything caters to into the "mid life". I expected things to change but it still hits you hard. I've been thinking about it a lot for the past few days, while speaking with younger friends and colleagues, and by being recommended "reaction" videos on Youtube, where younger people react to something my generation considers to be universally known, like pop culture staples in movies, TV and music. I have found some answers in one concept: that I'm a "Xennial". Generally, it's what some are calling the "generation" born between the Gen X and Millenials in the narrow gap at the very end of the 70s into the early 80s. And while it seems arbitrary on the surface, we do share a incredibly important distinction: we were destined to transition from the analog into the digital era within a crucial time period. We were all born before the digital revolution, but were young enough to essentially steer the digital trends and pioneer many of the things that are staples of everyday life now.

    I started graphic design school in 1998. The internet was becoming a thing that's for the masses at that time, and even though they had a few computers already there, my generation was the first to use them almost exclusively. We even got a couple of brand new Macs. I had photography, but I still worked exclusively on film, and learned all the development techniques, and the school acquired its first official digital camera while I was there.

    I have known dialup, ISDN, ADSL and cable internet, I've used Napster and torrents as they appeared, I have always built my own computers... I got a Nokia GSM mobile phone when the US was still a couple of years behind us in terms of mobile tech and networks.

    Yet I was old enough to remember the 80s and the 90s for what they were, without childish nostalgia, and critically observe the emergence of new things and way of life. I think it gives me a unique perspective, and frustrates me further, because I feel like I've been conditioned to understand and accept "the old ways" equally as much as the new things, and the generations that grew up with them. So I'm frustrated by the kids equally as by the typical boomers because I'm both - and none. I've also inherited both some of the "get off my lawn" attitude of the prior generations and the thirst for the "cutting edge" in everything.

    I hope this makes sense to anyone, I've been thinking about it and needed to get it off my chest because I'm not sure who I can even relate to when it comes to all this.

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    Let's talk.

    I read your post but I'm still confused on what exactly you're having trouble with. Is it the general attitude of Millenials today? Combined with he general attitude of Boomers, to which you feel like you're part of both groups? I kinda like that you dont feel like you belong to a group because I can relate; when everyone calls me a Millenials, and I distance myself from them as much as possible because I'm not sure I share a single viewpoint or crutch with them.

    From what you described, your age group was in prime position to learn, adapt and strive during the digital age transformation. That seems like a pretty positive thing to me. Growing up with the tech is tad different, like my age group, although I'm not that much younger than you. And Millenials take everything that exists for granted; the just don't really know how crummy things were before the iPhone. BTW, nice shout out to the Nokia GSM phones. I loved my brick phone.

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    Oh, it is a hugely positive thing, I think it has more to do with me feeling bad about not taking more advantage of it. I feel like I haven't done enough, and that I shouldn't have wasted seven years making crummy video games that didn't offer much in terms of advancement in the professional and skill-building sense - even though those seven years were the only seven years of my life where I had any semblance of financial security. Now I feel like I'm both under and overqualified and I have no clear sense of a goal or direction both in life and professionally. In other words - jack of all trades, master of... a few?

    And don't get me started on iPhones... I had to wait for like five years before mobile phones started returning to where they were in terms of usability BEFORE the iPhone came out. People don't realize how much of an extinction event it was - Apple introduced the touch screen and nobody cared about all the things that the iPhone did terribly of flat out DIDN'T do, while thousands of power users screamed in the background, and were silenced, as it were. This is exactly the type of perspective that I wish I could articulate better...

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    A gotcha. So it's more of a career thing during that digital transformation age. I thought you reported some good news a few weeks ago from the work side of things? Has that positivity fizzled?

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    The good news was that we got our money back and the company is not going under.
    They are still shutting down what we do and supposedly transfering us to the main title we're making now. Basically, the best I can hope for in the company is doing menial work on a larger game done in Unreal for way too little money.
    However, I'm gonna apply for a job that just came up in a new animation studio that opened in town. They're doing animated shorts that are coming to Apple+. If I get in, I'd get easily at least 40% more and way more options for improvement and advancement. We already lost THREE people from my immediate team to them. We'll see.

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    That is good news. Especially in this climate. I just looked at the new COVID numbers in the US...

    It's going to be a dark, dark winter.

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