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by omega
Thu May 07, 2009 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1689291

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that I want a trained otter body guard. I also learned that you shouldn't chop onions before you have removed your work makeup. A combination of mascara and foundation in your eyes really stings! It may sound stupid, but this is the exact reason why my aunt wears swimming goggles wh...
by omega
Thu May 07, 2009 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3425375

Re: Rant Thread

I feel I have to drop one of my classes this semester so as to not end up totally burned out from the workload. I work 16 hours a week aside of college and do some freelance web design on the side. I have > 30 hours worth of classes, and these assignments... it's just too much. I can't do everything...
by omega
Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1689291

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that when people say you shouldn't press a link they do so for a reason.
by omega
Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3425375

Re: Rant Thread

Dude... what's the point in guilt-tripping me because I can't skip classes on Monday for our group meetin, just because you "will have to skip lectures as well, but think the group work is a little more important"? The difference is, the classes you have on Monday don't take attendance. In...
by omega
Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to learn peoples names
Replies: 45
Views: 3842

Re: How to learn peoples names

... I'm pretty bad with names myself and I usually just ask (or ask a friend). Everyone who knows me knows I'm bad with names if I don't know the people well. No one ever complained so far, aside of family members I seldomly see. (I know, they're family, I'm supposed to know their names but if I on...
by omega
Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3425375

Re: Rant Thread

I don't know you personally either, but I've read a bit about you in this thread and other places. I'm glad you're back as well, even if it's weird because we never talked or so... My rant: 5 hours of sleep are too little. I wish I could just call and say I wasn't going to come to their stupid Chris...
by omega
Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to learn peoples names
Replies: 45
Views: 3842

Re: How to learn peoples names

Requires a friend who doesn't know any of the people whose names you don't know... so might be tricky in high school. And if they do know, just ask the friend! So it was the perfect solution then... but in all seriousness, just ask. I've never been offended by someone asking me my name. Getting cal...
by omega
Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3425375

Re: Rant Thread

Amarantha wrote:Passive-aggressive hypocrisy can fuck right off, and so can Christmas.


I'm with you on that.

So can people who think they can command me around as they wish, while complaining about pretty much everything I do.
And so can my headache.
by omega
Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3425375

Re: Rant Thread

^ That sucks. Your partner, right? S/he really shouldn't pick on you so much when you're struggling with depression. I understand that your partner wants you to do your share but that can be said in a more friendly manner, so it's really no wonder you were feeling down. *offers v-hugs although I don...
by omega
Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: MIT
Replies: 60
Views: 8736

Re: MIT

To the person who said that being a woman makes it easier to get into a tech school: is that so in the States? I'm in my undergrad in Germany, and I didn't have the impression that they specifically look at the applicants' genders. Is the "women quota" so high over there that it makes it s...
by omega
Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Facts you won't accept
Replies: 85
Views: 7728

Re: Facts you won't accept

Godel's Theorem bothers me. So does quantum uncertainty. Sigh. What happened to figuring everything out? Are you my Theoretical CS professor? He keeps talking about how Godels Theorem and Rice's theorem and whatnot are so depressing because you just can't figure everything out and there's nothing o...
by omega
Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "His English is well."
Replies: 39
Views: 5766

Re: "His English is well."

ZLVT wrote:If we're looking at Europe too, then in Hungary and I think Germany it's still WC


I'm in Germany, and we say the equivalent to toilet or bathroom, in the region I'm living in at least. It says "WC" on the bathroom signs in restaurants sometimes, though.
by omega
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1689291

Re: Today You Learned

I learned the Sylow theorems. And how to get a TA job for this computer science lecture I'm taking right now. I'll apply for next year.
by omega
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3425375

Re: Rant Thread

For sale: One cough. Gently used, but still has a lot of life left in it. Infinitely useful: annoy your neighbors, get back at those people who talk through movies, call your boss and prove that you're sick. Seriously guys, this is too valuable to pass up. All reasonable offers accepted! I'd gladly...
by omega
Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You know your tired when....
Replies: 72
Views: 6951

Re: You know your tired when....

Bartimaeus wrote:You know your tired when you wake up in the morning and don't immediately check for the newest xkcd comic


... or when you do check for the newest xkcd comic, think "there's something familiar to this one" and then remember it's Tuesday and you saw Monday's comic.
by omega
Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Lets get tedious, tedious." (Annoying things)
Replies: 131
Views: 9311

Re: "Lets get tedious, tedious." (Annoying things)

May I add kids who think they have to "entertain" the whole bus with their bad German gangsta rap from their crappy mobile phone speakers? Bonus points if they start to make fun of you or bitch at you for asking them if they could please use headphones. And to add to someone else's rant ab...
by omega
Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3425375

Re: Rant Thread

Dear CS department, HOW ABOUT actually putting that stuff that you can use the math major credits instead of your math for CS credits into the examination regulations? >< I know the info that you can use them comes directly from the examination secretary (let's call her Miss S).... but I don't want ...
by omega
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3425375

Re: Rant Thread

Pirate.Bondage wrote:I hate myself so fucking much.


I don't know you, but.... *hugs*?


GAH -.- Would the CS department please decide on whether or not I need to pass Algorithms to get my Vordiplom, or if I only need to pass it at some time before I graduate, so I can schedule my classes?

Thank you very much.
by omega
Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2732658

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

Confession: I look like I'm listening, I'm smiling and nodding. That's about as far as it goes. Yeah, I sometimes do that as well... when some certain persons think they have to "entertain" me with the same thing that I don't care about for a long, long time. Last time it happened, I just...
by omega
Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3425375

Re: Rant Thread

- Okay, I'm really pissed off. My roommate and I want to move out into another flat, partially because this one is in a small village with bad train schedules, partially because both of us really don't get along with our landlady and she wants me outta the house until December anyway. To do so, he'd...
by omega
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2732658

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

Vandole wrote:Confession: I'm antisocial and emotional and I have no idea why. This fucking sucks, why am I crying?


*offers virtual hugs and Kleenex although I don't know you*

Confession: me too. This sucks. I mean I know why but... meh.
by omega
Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8918051

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

Why is Felltir's arm white? Bandages. Ouch. Looks like something serious happened to your arm. Is it better now? That reminds me, looks like I'm gonna have to find some aseptic cream at least. Just that we don't seem to have any outside of my dad's bedroom where he is currently sleeping. Do you thi...
by omega
Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2732658

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

I guess it was right, I'm not sure. =/ Since the night he died and for five days after I spent all my time cleaning their house, cooking for them, and then cleaning again. I made supper for him and his Mom, and also his little nieces when they came over. One of his nieces, who actually calls me her...
by omega
Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3425375

Re: Rant Thread

Ants are gone, but now I've got to get ready to go shopping with my mum. She's taking me, my sister and her ex for lunch because they have passed the final exams of their training (my sister now is a certified saleswoman or something, dunno how the title is in English, and I don't have a clue what h...
by omega
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3425375

Re: Rant Thread

My rant: walked into the kitchen today and it was infested with ants. My dad's girlfriend had bought some cake, and the ants thought it was a nice place to have a party. A big party. Since I'm terrified by (large amounts of) crawling arthropodes... go figure. Meh, I just wanted to have some lunch, a...
by omega
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 389844

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Found a couple more among my old highschool notes right now. Philosophy class. We're debating whether or not smoking is compatible with Hobbes' principle of self-preservation. Teacher: "Hobbes was assuming people were sensible ." Art class, discussing the architecture of a chapel: Teacher:...
by omega
Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8918051

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

NieXS wrote:I'll soon go to a test for OBQ Junior (Brazilian Chemistry Olympiad). Wish me luck, please.


Good luck.
by omega
Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Linux Installation Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: Linux Installation Help

There is an alternate installation CD for Ubuntu that uses a text-based installer, if I recall correctly. You might want to look into that.
by omega
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3425375

Re: Rant Thread

Grmbl, I HATE when I'm looking for documentation on something, and there is a google hit to a wiki that sounds promising, but obviously the guy responsible for it got bored after explaining that there exists a great tool for what I want to do, and that I should emerge it. Really: 'To do x on Gentoo,...
by omega
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 35896

Re: What (physical) bookmarks do you use and recommend?

I really like the books that come with a ribbon attached to the spine. It looks neat and sophisticated and you can't lose it. Quite true. When I get a book with one of these ribbons, I use that; otherwise I just use whatever piece of paper lies around, or I remember the page number when I can't fin...
by omega
Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28601
Views: 3425375

Re: Rant Thread

I can't sleep. And I should. Really. Not because I'd have to get up tomorrow or so, just because I'm in a really bad mood, and before I do stupid things I better go to bed. But I can't sleep. And lying in my bed trying to fall asleep is way more nerve-wrecking than if I have at least a computer to k...
by omega
Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90163
Views: 8918051

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

cyberia: definitely cool outfit. Hope you had a good night out! Random thought: I so need to get myself a Classic controller for the newly-bought Wii of my roommate, who just told me that it has loads of old classic games (like Super Mario World, Ocarina of Time and stuff), to reminisce in the cool ...
by omega
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: *peek* Germany, anyone?
Replies: 84
Views: 46496

Re: *peek* Germany, anyone?

I'm from Reutlingen, about an hour from Stuttgart, so NRW is a bit far (although better than, say, Berlin) and train tickets can be expensive... plus I already planned my time off at work, so I can only be in if we do this on a weekend. Would be fun, though.
by omega
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 104384

Re: Childhood misconceptions

I thought if you stared long enough into the sky you could see God up there. (Damn my fanatically religious upbringing. Nothing against religions in general, but it was really... a little over the top.) Also, in relation to that, I believed that when I'd get lost in the forest one day I, too, would ...
by omega
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2732658

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NRA

Irrefutable wrote:Fess - I keep writing realy angsty posts in various threads but then i realise writing this shit down solves no problems and just irritates people so it never gets posted.


Join the club. ;)
by omega
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Child made ward of court to allow name change
Replies: 81
Views: 6411

Re: Child made ward of court to allow name change

I would surely keep a name that has D.E.AT.H. as its initials. Me, too. But what the heck are parents thinking who want to name their child "Number 16 Bus Shelter"? There are books with first names for children, you really don't have to name your kid after the first thing that you see loo...
by omega
Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Packed Lunches (how to make them better)
Replies: 27
Views: 3805

Re: Packed Lunches (how to make them better)

My boyfriend brings those containers of pre-made salad (I've seen him eat both potato and pasta salad, but there are plenty of varieties - I tried the pasta salad recently for my lunch & it's nice), or rice pudding. For both, you may want to be able to keep them halfway cool, but usually they su...
by omega
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:50 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The pursuit of Total Slack
Replies: 34
Views: 4348

Re: The pursuit of Total Slack

Hmm, talk about slacking... I was assigned a paper on novel theory in my German class at secondary school and got an extension of a week because my teacher thought she had given me a different topic than I thought I had. So I had, like, four weeks to write this paper, and it was due on Dec 31st at 1...
by omega
Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Getting out of hand for dummies
Replies: 16
Views: 3223

Re: Getting out of hand for dummies

But for any topic, there usually (read always) exists a book not of the form "___ for Dummies" or "The Complete Idiots Guide to ___" that is infinitely better. True. Also, I'd feel like, well, an idiot reading 'The Complete Idiot's Guide To X'. I once tried 'Math For Idiots' bec...
by omega
Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:58 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 54125

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

Getting a zero on a physics test. And if that wasn't bad enough, the teacher decided to call out people's names and tell them how much they got. I pretty much wanted to jump out the window. Ditto. Only that he didn't tell everyone what they got but just gave the tests back, and when he got to mine ...

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