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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby ucim » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:53 pm UTC

Start drinking orange juice instead.

My petty problems are too trivial to be solved in an entertaining way here.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby SirGabriel » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:12 pm UTC

Make something up.

I need to order something online, but I'm moving next week so I don't know which house to use as the shipping address.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:35 pm UTC

I had that same problem last year. Not sure what I did: I remember bringing the package home to my old apartment, because it was all messy and filled with half-filled boxes. But when I logged into the site I ordered from just days ago, it listed my new address. Both on the current address and when I looked at the address of the order. So I guess what I'm saying is: Order it from a store that magically knows where you are at the time of delivery. Or just have them deliver it to your job, 'cause they do that if you ask them.

I like eating lots of raw ginger and ginger spiced drinks and so on, but I think that might be part of what's causing my heartburn.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby ucim » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:05 pm UTC

Add sriracha sauce. The ginger will no longer be what causes your heartburn.

I ate too much.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Lavender Manna » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:50 am UTC

Have a nice lie down and think about what you've done until you learn a lesson

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:14 pm UTC

Put your foot on a bass drum pedal and jam it out.

They are building a parking lot right outside my window, and not a big lawn as I had originally assumed.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Lavender Manna » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:54 pm UTC

Sneak onto the construction site at night and plant grass!

getting out of bed is too difficult

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby eran_rathan » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:36 pm UTC

hire a life coach to scream at you to wake up.

my phone's battery dies too fast.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby somitomi » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:36 am UTC

Switch to an old Nokia, so the lack of internet stops you from using it too much.

My computer doesn't display some charatcers properly
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:47 pm UTC

Install the fonts-dejavu package:

Code: Select all

$ sudo apt-get install fonts-dejavu

Optionally (or just to be sure), rebuild your font-cache:

Code: Select all

$ sudo fc-cache -fv

Then restart any programs to make them recognize the new fonts.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Lavender Manna » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:34 am UTC

That doesn't sound like a problem at all! Happy reading :D (alternatively, just do what I do and selectively ignore conversations that are too long).

My nose is stuffy :(

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby ucim » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:45 pm UTC

Use a 3/16 inch drill bit.

I have a dead car in my driveway.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:50 pm UTC

I read that as "dead cat" and got really worried. Reading it again was a relief. Try reading your own problem as something other than "dead car" and your problem might seem insignificant too.

I sleep too much because I fall asleep on my couch every night and spend my mornings in the same position, so I fall asleep again around noon.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Schrödinger's Wolves » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:57 pm UTC

Put an alarm clock on the other side of the room so you have to get up.

I get too little sleep because I browse this forum too much.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby somitomi » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:26 pm UTC

Sleep on the couch and browse the forum from the couch as well.

I have four cameras but no idea what to photograph
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby chridd » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:22 pm UTC

Photograph the cameras with the other cameras.

My body's sleep schedule is on the wrong time zone.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby ucim » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:13 pm UTC

Move to that time zone.

I haven't made plans to see the solar eclipse this August.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby slinches » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:25 pm UTC

Easy, just wait until an eclipse comes to you.

My truck won't run the emissions checks because it's too hot outside.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:36 am UTC

Sell the truck and buy a train.

It feels like I don't have any problems at all right now and it makes me feel guilty.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Schrödinger's Wolves » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:12 am UTC

Get a GF. Then a b**** is one.

I can't understand anything on the "My number is bigger" thread.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby ucim » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:38 pm UTC

Pretend each symbol (except the last) is defined as "bigger than", and the last symbol means "the number in the previous post".

edit: nobody remembers the petty problem I just edited over.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby somitomi » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:32 pm UTC

Forget about it then, things you don't remember can't bother you.

The two things I need to do tomorrow are trying to occupy the same slot in my schedule.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby chridd » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:19 am UTC

Get a time turner, like in Harry Potter.

My phone keyboard is hard to type on, and my computer keyboard is a whole two inches away (way too far).
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby somitomi » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:09 pm UTC

Toss your phone on a suitable surface (e.g. a bed) about a meter away. Now reaching the computer keyboard requires significantly smaller effort than retrieving your phone, so it will seem like the lazy option.

I need some PNP transistors, but I only have NPN ones.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:22 am UTC

Cut it down the middle through the P part and then reassemble the parts the other way around.

I'm a long way from home and waiting for the first bus of the day to arrive.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Lavender Manna » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:11 am UTC

Easy! It's been six hours! either the bus arrived, or you have bigger problems!

I want my legs to be less cold but I'm not willing to get out of my chair so there's nothing I can do

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby somitomi » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:53 am UTC

Cause of cosfunion.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:06 pm UTC

I don't understand your post, but I like it, so I consider it a solved problem.

I don't understand somi's post.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby heuristically_alone » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:19 pm UTC

If you understood it, you'd be a sadder person.

My phone battery isn't what it used to be.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Tillian » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:24 pm UTC

Adjust your amount of phone usage to match the new capacity of the battery, so you can't tell the difference, relatively speaking.

I need a shower, but I should probably go to bed right away.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Peaceful Whale » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:53 pm UTC

Sleep in the shower! What could go wrong?

I need a case for my retro pi setup, and our 3D printer doesn't have any more plastic.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby ucim » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:56 am UTC

Make one the old fashioned way - in a machine shop.

I want to see the solar eclipse, and don't know where the weather will be good enough.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby flicky1991 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:57 am UTC

Look it up.

I forget about this thread.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby somitomi » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:05 am UTC

flicky1991 wrote:I forget about this thread.

Here, I quoted you to give you a notification.
somitomi wrote:Cause of cosfunion.

What the heck? How did this end up here? I definitely didn't want to post it here, what is it even doing here?

I have no clue how this ended up here.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby phillip1882 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:05 pm UTC

someone posted it. now you know.

i have weird dreams when i sleep, but need to sleep.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby flicky1991 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:08 pm UTC

Embrace the weirdness.

I get hungry too easily.
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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby ucim » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:15 pm UTC

Do stuff. It will take your mind off your hunger.

My old car is in the way, and it won't start.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby SirGabriel » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:39 pm UTC

You can either fix the starter, hire a tow truck to move it out of your way, or use power tools to break it into small enough pieces that you can move it yourself.

I can't post the petty problem I want to post because it involves confidential information.

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby Lavender Manna » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:15 pm UTC

obfuscate and vagueify until it is internet appropriate!

I'm concerned that vagueify is not a real word

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Re: Solve the Previous Poster's Petty Problems

Postby chridd » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:06 am UTC

https://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=vagueify&action=edit&redlink=1

I'm afraid that me posting that link there will cause someone to actually create an entry that shouldn't be created.
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