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Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:20 pm UTC
by Carlington
fish: "Synecdoche" is a really weird word.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:56 pm UTC
by poxic
I always have to look that one up. My first thought is "Jewish temple", then I remember that that's synagogue, then I flail for a bit before giving up and asking Google.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:22 am UTC
by Giant Speck
I might be buying a new(ish) car this weekend. Sent an e-mail to a couple dealers inquiring about two different cars, and I'm waiting for word from my bank letting me know the loan application is pre-approved.

Jesus.

*starts hyperventilating*

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:24 am UTC
by teenidle
Well, I now visit this forum more than facebook. according to chrome at least. that's a good thing, right?....right?

Also, I think I just watched every Jon Lajoie video ever.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:48 am UTC
by yurell
This can only be a sign of greatness to come!

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:24 pm UTC
by sparkyb
poxic wrote:
Carlington wrote:fish: "Synecdoche" is a really weird word.

I always have to look that one up. My first thought is "Jewish temple", then I remember that that's synagogue, then I flail for a bit before giving up and asking Google.

My first thought is "a city in New York", then I remember that's Schenectady.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:00 pm UTC
by UniqueScreenname
sparkyb wrote:
poxic wrote:
Carlington wrote:fish: "Synecdoche" is a really weird word.

I always have to look that one up. My first thought is "Jewish temple", then I remember that that's synagogue, then I flail for a bit before giving up and asking Google.

My first thought is "a city in New York", then I remember that's Schenectady.

That's what I was thinking of.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:02 pm UTC
by eSOANEM
sparkyb wrote:
poxic wrote:
Carlington wrote:fish: "Synecdoche" is a really weird word.

I always have to look that one up. My first thought is "Jewish temple", then I remember that that's synagogue, then I flail for a bit before giving up and asking Google.

My first thought is "a city in New York", then I remember that's Schenectady.


You obviously never watched Synecdoche, New York.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:48 am UTC
by SurgicalSteel
Today I learned that my neighbor swears more than I do, which is no mean feat. That woman can work a four-letter-word or two into just about any sentence.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:57 am UTC
by SecondTalon
I'm experiencing an extreme Kentuckism. I really fucking want an Ale 8.

.... I'll have one later, sure. But later is not now.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:51 am UTC
by teenidle
UGH, WHY IS SKIN COMING OFF MY FINGERS.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:27 am UTC
by Carlington
Touched anything lately that you wouldn't normally touch? My girlfriend used to get weird reactions on her fingers that looked like somebody had lightly criss-crossed them with a razor. Not enough to draw blood, just to take off the very finest layer of skin from the top. Got bad enough that she didn't have fingerprints sometimes. Never figured out what it was, except maybe palm oil.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:11 am UTC
by teenidle
No. And it's like, not even my fingertips, but the rest of my fingers. Mostly between them.
Maybe I've been forgetting to drink water :roll: . Except that's something I do all the time, and my fingers have been just fine until now.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:28 am UTC
by Carlington
*shrug* Moisturiser? I dunno. A lot of people seem to think pawpaw cream is awesome.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:04 am UTC
by Link
I've had skin coming off my fingers for as long as I can remember. Several square centimetres a week, on average -- and thick layers, too. It's mostly on my thumbs and fingertips, though. The soles of my feet occasionally shed lots and lots of skin, too. I've peeled flaps as large as 2 by 3 centimetres off my feet on several occasions.

I've mostly gotten used to it, but yeah, it sucks.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:10 am UTC
by teenidle
Yeah I did that, kindof half-heartedly. While my hands are indeed dry I didn't wanna moisturize everything I touched. oh well. my phone can totally deal with this shit.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:14 am UTC
by teenidle
Link wrote:I've had skin coming off my fingers for as long as I can remember. Several square centimetres a week, on average -- and thick layers, too. It's mostly on my thumbs and fingertips, though. The soles of my feet occasionally shed lots and lots of skin, too. I've peeled flaps as large as 2 by 3 centimetres off my feet on several occasions.

I've mostly gotten used to it, but yeah, it sucks.


Same with feet, but bits of skin in between my fingers is a whole new level of annoying.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:16 am UTC
by SurgicalSteel
If you're leaving moisturizer on things you touch after moisturizing your hands, you're doing it wrong. You should rub it into your hands until it's basically gone/absorbed. You're trying to rub a chemical into your hands that will make your skin cells retain water better and give them a little to help them out, you aren't trying to create a layer of wet on your hands.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:19 am UTC
by teenidle
SurgicalSteel wrote: You should rub it into your hands until it's basically gone/absorbed.

yeah, but it still feels wrong.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:20 am UTC
by eSOANEM
teenidle wrote:UGH, WHY IS SKIN COMING OFF MY FINGERS.


Based on the times I tend to get skin peeling off the soles of my feet (and sometimes hands and fingers), I think moisturising may not actually help. For me at least, it tends to happen when my feet/hands have been damp all day (usually because I've been sailing and wearing neoprene boots which keep the water in all day, but sometimes because it's just that warm). If it's something similar, moisturising probably won't help and you'll either have to get used to it or find some way to better stop your hands getting and staying damp.

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:12 pm UTC
by You, sir, name?
So remember a year ago when I posted this?

You, sir, name? wrote:Ok, so you know of the pacific garbage patch, right? I find it pretty alarming. Not because it kills the wildlife, but because it's a soup consisting of plastic particulates and polymers, assorted micro-orgamisms and water, and being in the middle of the pacific, there's no shortage of sunlight shining down in this soup. You couldn't construct a more beneficial environment for plastic-eating microorganisms to evolve if you tried.

If plastic suddenly started to rot like wood, we would have somewhat of a problem on our hands.


It's happening...

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:16 pm UTC
by eSOANEM
On the other hand, such bacteria are great news for the waste-disposal industry because landfill can be made non-permanent with these guys.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:43 pm UTC
by Magnanimous
The good news is that we can pretty much do whatever we want and nature will fix itself. (The bad news is that the fix is sometimes very bad for humans, like climate change...)

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:34 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
We'd have to fuck up really big to make Earth uninhabitable.

But it's relatively easy to make it uninhabitable by humans. Or multicellular life.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:33 pm UTC
by Menacing Spike
I'm tempted to try nerdbaiting.

See the success of this cracked "article" or that gawker article written by a woman about those dirty MTG nerds.

I'd just use a female name and avatar and push all the buttons like those people do. Maybe there is money to be made, but I wonder how much the writers get paid per pageview. I wonder which angle I would use though! I think the "women in videogames" thing can be milked some more, but there is already the Feminist Frequency kickstarter exploiting that niche.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:21 pm UTC
by Izawwlgood
SecondTalon wrote:We'd have to fuck up really big to make Earth uninhabitable.

But it's relatively easy to make it uninhabitable by humans. Or multicellular life.

I wager the bolded is pretty tricky. Multicellular life is pretty tough; Earth is pretty big.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:02 am UTC
by SecondTalon
Well, it's stages of difficulty there.

Uninhabitable by humans is easy, multicelluar life is medium, and single cellular life is hard mode. I mean, given that shit lives in volcanoes in the ocean or in sulfer springs or what the fuck ever, you'd probably have to shatter the planet to get them all... and even then some shit might just keep on trucking anyway because fuck you, that's why.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:27 am UTC
by Link
SecondTalon wrote:I mean, given that shit lives in volcanoes in the ocean or in sulfer springs or what the fuck ever, you'd probably have to shatter the planet to get them all... and even then some shit might just keep on trucking anyway because fuck you, that's why.
Which is exactly why I wouldn't be surprised if we found (possibly dormant) life on just about every gods-forsaken barren hell-hole of a rock in the inner solar system, plus every so-radioactive-it-should-be-glowing-in-the-dark chunk of ice floating near the gas giants. Really, the only variable is how difficult it is to get life started in the first place -- once you get it going, it's damn near indestructible. Just look at tardigrades: you can pop them in a pressure cooker and then let them cool off in the cold, hard vacuum of outer space, and those fuckers aren't even bothered by it.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:40 am UTC
by Ubik
We just don't listen to their screams.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:48 am UTC
by Carlington
Mainly because they're in space. Where nobody can hear you scream.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:59 pm UTC
by Xeio
Must... not fall asleep at work...

Napping on a plane is futile, I feel no more rested. I DEMAND MY DULY DESERVED RESTEDNESS.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:48 pm UTC
by You, sir, name?
Been so tired the last couple of days. Can't figure out why. I need my

> You feel rested.

prompt.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:19 pm UTC
by The Scyphozoa
Have you been sleeping in beds that aren't yours?

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:24 pm UTC
by Tomlidich the second
so for the past ~week~ or so, i have been acting as a pseudo-therapist for alot of people from my new group of friends. i don't advertise, people just sort of come to me when they have issues. luckily nothing major that would require an ACTUAL therapist with a degree and license and everything.

im not sure how to feel about this.

on one hand, im happy to help people any way i can. on the other, its alot of responsibility to try and give advice and assist people with potentially life changing issues. im not entirely sure i trust myself, even though i do try to act in the persons best interests, as much as possible.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:33 pm UTC
by poxic
Much better to think "uh, maybe I can help? I should be careful, though" than to think "YES! I know exactly what this person needs to do!"

Corollary: do not ask for advice from people who are convinced that they are uniquely able to help.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:37 pm UTC
by Tomlidich the second
poxic wrote:Much better to think "uh, maybe I can help? I should be careful, though" than to think "YES! I know exactly what this person needs to do!"

Corollary: do not ask for advice from people who are convinced that they are uniquely able to help.


this exactly, the only time i will put myself in a position of steering someone to action is if its to directly benefit them, aka, seeking help if they are feeling suicidal, etc.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:46 pm UTC
by Xeio
The Scyphozoa wrote:Have you been sleeping in beds that aren't yours?
Hotel beds are pretty comfortable, at least where I've been staying.*

Which reminds me that I need to get new pillows for home. My pillow is terrible in comparison to the fluffy goodness of 6 pillows.

*I can't be grossed out about hotel room beds if I don't think about it. Like I'm not doing now.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:19 pm UTC
by You, sir, name?
I've been staying in hotels so much, they don't really affect the quality of my sleep a whole lot. Except that one hotel I stayed at that had a really hard mattress.

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:23 pm UTC
by Izawwlgood
Tomlidich the second wrote:so for the past ~week~ or so, i have been acting as a pseudo-therapist for alot of people from my new group of friends. i don't advertise, people just sort of come to me when they have issues. luckily nothing major that would require an ACTUAL therapist with a degree and license and everything.

im not sure how to feel about this.

on one hand, im happy to help people any way i can. on the other, its alot of responsibility to try and give advice and assist people with potentially life changing issues. im not entirely sure i trust myself, even though i do try to act in the persons best interests, as much as possible.
Maybe they're just venting? I definitely process by talking to understanding people. It's often less about the advice they specifically give, and more about being able to get my own thoughts ordered and examined, often by having them ask pointed questions or verify that I'm not over/under/sideways reacting, etc.

Or maybe you give better advice than you realize!

Re: unhatched fishes and turtle excluding devices

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:19 pm UTC
by Tomlidich the second
Izawwlgood wrote:Maybe they're just venting? I definitely process by talking to understanding people. It's often less about the advice they specifically give, and more about being able to get my own thoughts ordered and examined, often by having them ask pointed questions or verify that I'm not over/under/sideways reacting, etc.

Or maybe you give better advice than you realize!


absolutely i do get the people that vent as well, they are nice to talk to sometimes.
the ones i get though, often have a problem, no solid idea on what to do with it, and alot of mixed emotions. the process usually goes something like

get the person calmed down and thinking rationally.

present the situation to them from a different viewpoint (mine)

ask some probing questions to get them thinking about thigns a little differently.

if they have not gotten something yet and taken off on an action of their own, i will present an example solution for them.

at this point, if they are not willing to try my solution, and have none of their own, not much i can do otherwise. im not a mind controller, i can't do things for them. but at the very least i got them into a position to work through the issue a little more rationally.