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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Menacing Spike » Fri May 10, 2013 10:42 am UTC

"AAAAAARGH MY LEGS!!!"-top.


I find the term "penis panini" more entertaining.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Fri May 10, 2013 5:54 pm UTC

found out on my birthday (yesterday) that my best friend, whom i also am attracted to, might have to move all the way across the country.


it was not a good day.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby RollingHead » Fri May 10, 2013 6:37 pm UTC

Whelan, your description of your classes is frustratingly familiar, especially those fucking powerpoint presentations.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Xeio » Fri May 10, 2013 9:36 pm UTC

Link wrote:Y'know what, laptop? Fuck you and your dislike of temperatures above freezing.

It's always been quick to overheat, but it used to be fine unless I was compiling a lot of stuff and forgot to throttle my CPU. Right now, though, I have both cores throttled to 500MHz and I'm doing nothing more than browsing the fora, and it's still almost up to 60 °C while it's on a bloody cooling pad. Yes, cleaning the fans and cooling pad should probably help, but it's still fucking ridiculous.

"Laptop" is a bit of a misnomer for this thing. If I were to put it on my lap, it'd be more of an "AAAAAARGH MY LEGS!!!"-top.
Could be the fan is just dying too, mine and my sisister's HP laptops both had the fans die which we replaced.

If it's out of warranty opening it up to clean it better may help.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Sat May 11, 2013 2:08 pm UTC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ionic_liquid

I have a Rant.
I don't know which way to go with it.

An Internet connection and a Computer create a portal to Knowledge.
Anybody can learn nearly AnyThing.

Spoiler:
A Man Spoke to Me when I was Young.

He told me I would Learn to Read.
Of course, I would learn to Read.

Well; I wasn't so sure At The Time.
Reading was a Luxury at one time.

It still is. There is a Difference between
Literate and Functional Literate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literacy

He told me, "We Work to teach. I want everyone to be able to Read."
Then the discussions would begin. There were Adults in My Old World.

Sometimes a Voice would be raised. There was some drinking and A Voice would be Raised, sometimes.

He Said, "Freedom! The Four Freedoms."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Freedoms

Here: These are Lovely. High Ideals?
http://open.salon.com/blog/kactz/2012/0 ... _silverton
Our reach still exceeds Our grasp.

What about Porn?
The simple answer was, Let them Read Anything they want. (idiot.)

"What ya' reading?"

It is not so much what a person reads as who a person is as that person reads.
That is What The Rant is about. What are Other people Reading?

Most don't Read. People watch TV. Does The TV teach functional literacy?


It's Just Not Fair!
The stupid TV is God.

Not, just, the Retarded.
Not, just, the Demented.
Not, just, the Bad People. (define Bad some way)

Humans will believe what is On The Screen.
It is The Voice of Authority.
"It wouldn't be On TV if it wasn't true.
"It wouldn't be in The Newspaper if it wasn't true."

There are Screens EveryWhere!
In Dr.s Offices and waiting rooms in Hospitals.

Some play FOX news. Some play Toy Story.
It is like a fucking Class Room.

It sort of bothers me. Do I have to Shut Up and Take Notes?
It's not like FOX is Sagan. Is there a test after The News?

There could be tests after Sagan's show.
A lot of us would have passed.
That man was a Good Teacher.

All Literacy is Not the same.
Besides, I can't learn some stuff all on my own.
I need someone to explain some stuff.

Some stuff I will Never understand.
That whole mirror situation.
I am not going to think about it.

I don't understand it and I don't have to.
The mirrors seem to work. I avoid breaking them, because they are Glass.

If it's not glass it won't break. So, not true.

Someone has the words, "We don't care how it works, we want to break it."
Tacked on to Everything that poster writes.

I have The Electron story Tacked on to Everything I write.
Breaking things gives life Meaning? To some.

I Know and you should Know it is Not the Activity so much as The Company.

Sometimes it is the Activity! There are somethings I Do Not Like To Do.
I have a List.
fucking solid Water. fuck. Did it scare You?
yeah. some people like it.

Save The Planet!
Spoiler:
Global Warming?
I think it is a Good Thing!

If mankind created this weather from a frozen Planet.
Then, We get a pat on our little collective backs.

Did you read what that Dutch Chemist was writing and talking about?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_J._Crutzen

(jeeze. he is aging. how dare he. cute guy. they have a photo of him.)

That's the way Rants are. An unhappy mind wandering Over the back forty,

I think TV should be Educational or Off!

You would not believe what can be justified as Educational.
I did not know that. There are still things I do not want to Know.

I learned something on a Screen.
I learned that one thing. I ran at the screen. I turned it Off.
I did not want to know any more. So, Funny.
Of course, after a nice cup of Tea I watched some more of The Movie.
It was boring. I walked out and did something interesting.

Spoiler:
Do You know what The Plow position in Yoga is?
yoga and sex go together like chocolate and peanut butter.

I learned,
"There is a man Out There Some Where.
He may be standing right next to you.
He can have satisfying Oral Sex with himself."

The name of the Movie is Short Bus.
I do not recommend it.
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We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Link » Sat May 11, 2013 4:34 pm UTC

Xeio wrote:Could be the fan is just dying too, mine and my sisister's HP laptops both had the fans die which we replaced.

If it's out of warranty opening it up to clean it better may help.

I've opened it up and replaced the cooling paste before. It's incredibly tedious to do (although I wouldn't have to go as far to just clean out the fans). One thing I'm planning to do this summer is to bypass the hardware fan speed controls so the fans are always fully on. For some reason, I can't access the fan speed controls through ACPI, and the fans only kick in when a lot of heat is already being produced. If I'm lucky, I might even be able to push them slightly beyond the factory maxima.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby broken_escalator » Mon May 13, 2013 2:59 pm UTC

If it's a popular laptop brand there may very well be a program tailor-made for fan control.

One of my dell laptops ran like a stove and many programs wouldn't let me control the fan. Dell bios weren't taught how to share apparently. Eventually I did find a program, 8kfanGUI (or something like that), that worked and let me run the fans full blast whenever I wanted to.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Whelan » Tue May 14, 2013 12:31 pm UTC

Whenever I try and do any fucking thing I always manage to do just well enough to pass, but not be able to carry on afterwards.
Just enough GCSEs to do A levels, but not enough for Med school. Just enough A levels to get a uni place, but at the UK's worst university. Just enough of a degree to fuck off and die in a ditch.

I really don't see why I should bother any more.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby roband » Tue May 14, 2013 12:51 pm UTC

So don't. Education isn't for everyone.

I was fucking godlike (slight exaggeration) at all exams up to and including GCSEs. I didn't revise at all, everything just clicked.

Went into A-Levels, it all went wrong, I decided not to go to Uni and got a job instead. I've been working ever since and I'm pretty glad I got out when I did.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Fire Brns » Tue May 14, 2013 3:24 pm UTC

So yesterday I finally had a day off from work and I'm getting ready to go hang out with a friend I never see when I get a call from work, the manager is pissed saying I'm supposed to be there and I know I wasn't I had double checked the schedule 5 times the previous day but I can't argue because I'm a peon and she's a manager. So I'm rushing to get ready and as I'm driving to work I call my friend and cancel with my friend. So I get to work and I head upstairs and the person that is supposed to be there is there and the manager apologizes to me because she had the wrong schedule. I can't uncancel the plans with my friend because it's an hour later and the window was missed.

So I miss out on a day off with a cool person, essentially lost out on a day off, had a freaking anxiety attack, and I have to work tonight. I generally don't complain about work because it's my source of income but this was just utter crap.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Tue May 14, 2013 6:19 pm UTC

Fire Brns wrote:So yesterday I finally had a day off from work and I'm getting ready to go hang out with a friend I never see when I get a call from work, the manager is pissed saying I'm supposed to be there and I know I wasn't I had double checked the schedule 5 times the previous day but I can't argue because I'm a peon and she's a manager. So I'm rushing to get ready and as I'm driving to work I call my friend and cancel with my friend. So I get to work and I head upstairs and the person that is supposed to be there is there and the manager apologizes to me because she had the wrong schedule. I can't uncancel the plans with my friend because it's an hour later and the window was missed.

So I miss out on a day off with a cool person, essentially lost out on a day off, had a freaking anxiety attack, and I have to work tonight. I generally don't complain about work because it's my source of income but this was just utter crap.


im so sorry to hear that, i know what this is like when idiotic work emergencies screw up plans with friends, i also know that closed in feeling you get when your entire schedule goes to crap, its no fun.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby yurell » Tue May 14, 2013 10:44 pm UTC

Whelan wrote:Whenever I try and do any fucking thing I always manage to do just well enough to pass, but not be able to carry on afterwards.
Just enough GCSEs to do A levels, but not enough for Med school. Just enough A levels to get a uni place, but at the UK's worst university. Just enough of a degree to fuck off and die in a ditch.

I really don't see why I should bother any more.


*Gives free hugs. And Anzac biscuits. And scones, to be sure* I'm sorry to hear that. After getting disappointing news like that, it's okay to take some time to feel bad for yourself, but you need to remember — you tried. So long as you're happy with the effort you put in, you can end up happy (although it won't seem this way at the moment) because despite how everything looks, you have absolutely no control over your results ever, only over the work that gets put in.

With your university stuff, I suggest you write down a list of things that you are interested in doing (including jobs that don't require a university degree) — if Medicine is still at the top of your list, there are alternative paths into it. Sure, you may never become a surgeon or specialist, you may become a nurse, a nurse practitioner or a vet, but if want to do it because you think it will be fun and not for the prestige, this shouldn't deter you. But you may find that your desire to go into medicine may have blinded you to other options that you may enjoy, hence why writing the list out is so important.

Anyway, enough with my unsolicited ramblings, and obviously I don't know anything about you so my advice can't be more specific than 'stranger on the internet feels bad, I want them to not feel bad' level, but I hope things turn out well for you.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Link » Wed May 15, 2013 5:25 am UTC

broken_escalator wrote:If it's a popular laptop brand there may very well be a program tailor-made for fan control.

One of my dell laptops ran like a stove and many programs wouldn't let me control the fan. Dell bios weren't taught how to share apparently. Eventually I did find a program, 8kfanGUI (or something like that), that worked and let me run the fans full blast whenever I wanted to.

Such programs tend not to work when the first thing you do after purchase of the laptop is insert a live CD and install Gentoo. ;)

Still, the good old soldering iron will probably work. I'll have plenty of time to try that in a few weeks.

...Which leads me to a minor rant: this is the last week this semester that's full of work, and they made damn sure it is indeed full of work. The only day I don't have to get up early is tomorrow, and Friday will consist of 4 hours of experimental physics followed by 4 hours of programming. I strongly doubt I'll be out of bed before noon this Saturday!

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Fire Brns » Wed May 15, 2013 7:55 am UTC

Tomlidich the second wrote:im so sorry to hear that, i know what this is like when idiotic work emergencies screw up plans with friends, i also know that closed in feeling you get when your entire schedule goes to crap, its no fun.

*bro hug*

Thanks. On the upside one of my unique work perks is that tonight I got to see Star Trek before 99% of the country.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Wed May 15, 2013 4:34 pm UTC

Fire Brns wrote:
Tomlidich the second wrote:im so sorry to hear that, i know what this is like when idiotic work emergencies screw up plans with friends, i also know that closed in feeling you get when your entire schedule goes to crap, its no fun.

*bro hug*

Thanks. On the upside one of my unique work perks is that tonight I got to see Star Trek before 99% of the country.


you.... oh man..... you have no idea what a trekkie i am.... im sure it doesn't quite make up for the job sucking but that is pretty awesome.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Wed May 15, 2013 7:48 pm UTC

I feel like Ranting.

You people are so spoiled.
I played with Spiders.

I didn't have The Internet!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_spider
These do Jump. They are fun.

If they walk onto my desk, I would menace The Spider with my finger or a pen or pencil or Something.
They would get all Uppity. Sometimes Jump. So, exciting!

Then they go back into the cracks and crevices. I know they are spiders.
Not all spiders are Equal. Jumping spiders have never hurt me.

I have heard some of the weirdest Stories.
From American Enlisted People.

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/a ... -solpugid/

So; I am off looking for The Truth on The Internet.
This morning an X-airman told me about The Camel Spider.

She said, "They follow the shadow of Anyone."
She said, "Run to another larger shadow."

Well. That does seem like Good Advice in a War Zone.
But; Because of Spiders? Really?

Another Female Enlisted Woman told me about being Terrorized by The Other Solders.
That Young Woman had a Rough Time.

She was Told, "The Spiders eat you while you are sleeping. The spiders have a bite that numbs the area. When you wake up half your face or half your arm, are Gone and a spider is eating You."

What a bunch of Assholes! yes. Same Girl was Raped. She had a Rough Time.
The Airman I talked to this morning did not have a Rough Time.

She thinks she did. She had The Most Fun she had ever had.
Sure. She has things to Bitch about.
"Why do I, have to, wear Combat Gear?
No one in Guam is shooting at me and You do not want me to shoot at Them."

oh, Honey. Wear your combat gear.
Better you are tired of it, than you need it and you don't know how to use it.
It is good to be comfortable with Your Gear.

Spider Gear? Spiders?
What is The Official Briefing on Camel Spiders?

The Briefing I had This Morning was convincing.
If I saw a Spider 6 inches across I would think about what The Airman said.

It is after my Shadow? Is it? Why?
Run from Shadow to Shadow?
That has always been good advice.
From Spiders? Or; Just another way to Terrify one another?

So, funny.
http://metro.co.uk/2008/08/27/giant-spi ... me-433555/

Not the Dog getting sick.
What is up with That?
The photo looks like a Potato Bug.
I did not Think, "Spider."
The first time I saw one.
I thought, "Old Man."

See? People can be primed to Respond.
Camel Spiders? Not nearly as bad as Stories about Camel Spiders.

How Safe do You Feel? Got Spiders?
Got Enlisted Men and Women?
X-enlisted?

The men and women that Live There should know.
But; Sometimes The People don't know.
What do You Think?

The Things people will Tell me.
The Airman, also, said Scorpions are Moving Range.

There are scorpions. I know. I have seen them with my own eyes.
Some are, just, stories. Some kid from Roseburg had caught two and kept them in an Aquarium.
He bought crickets from the Pet Store for them.

Camel Spider do not eat solders. Right?

Not all Spiders are Equal.
Not all Scorpians are Equal.

The little Blonde ones have a bad reputation, with The People.
What I heard is Cats 'get' them and The Cats are fine.

Cats are a real plus For the Rural modern lifestyle.
The cats stay up and Hunt. The people sleep.

Do not go Anywhere bare foot!
Not to the Kitchen!
Not to The Loo!
Every step is a Gamble at Night.

Those Little Blonde Bastards can and do Kill.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_ba ... pion#Venom
Two Americans and 800 Mexicans?

What? How does 'that' make sense?
Ranting about? Bugs!

Dangerous fricking Bugs!

That poor Girl.
She went though Hell.
I hope her life is Better, now.

I have no way of Knowing.
Spider are so easy to Terrorize Humans with.
There have been some academic essays written about The Subject.

I have not read one that answers The Question:
"Why are We All! Flipped Out by Spiders?"

Even people that Like Spiders are 'flipped out' by them.

Pets? I had a pet Spider. Not the most intellectual of pets.
She was steady in her habits. Every day we did the same thing, together.

I said, "Good-Bye." to her when I left.
She stayed behind in The House.

I missed her, a bit.
I can not imagine her missing me, much.
She was wild. She came because she wanted to.

I did not feed her. Why did she come to me?
Weird. Just one of the many weird things.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ommiDuKb8iE
I think that like many living things, it looks bad.
When treated with knowable respect, not too much trouble.

I have read about this beast on The Internet.
I watched too many U-tubes about what Americans do with This Beast.

The Americans put The Beast on one another!

That is an Armed Man! You Want To Frighten Him?!
Fine. I'll start running, now.
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Postby Роберт » Thu May 16, 2013 7:04 pm UTC

Apparently anyone who thinks that sex with drunk strangers at the edge of when they can give consent seems like a bad cultural practice is probably a teetotaler. :|
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Postby yurell » Fri May 17, 2013 12:53 am UTC

Oh my God! I think that and I'm teetotal! Clearly with 100% success rate thus far, that theory is iron-clad!
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Fri May 17, 2013 6:17 am UTC

Sex with Drunk Strangers?
Good grief.

That happens. Mistakes are made.
Over and Over is not a mistake; That is a lifestyle choice.
Yet; Is it a Good Thing? Cultural? Really?

Drunk Strangers? How Strange?
Remember the Woman that woke up with the Dinosaur that Farted?

It is a Dangerous Lifestyle choice. One of many.
Less Dangerous than Base Jumping.
More Dangerous than Sexing Consenting Friends.
Over and Over. Just, a Lifestyle Choice.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Puppyclaws » Fri May 17, 2013 4:14 pm UTC

addams wrote:More Dangerous than Sexing Consenting Friends.
Over and Over. Just, a Lifestyle Choice.


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Postby SecondTalon » Fri May 17, 2013 6:41 pm UTC

I'm full up on friends, thanks.
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Postby UniqueScreenname » Fri May 17, 2013 8:05 pm UTC

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Rant: I have no friends. I hate life.
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Postby pseudoidiot » Fri May 17, 2013 8:07 pm UTC

I have all 10 seasons on DVD.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Menacing Spike » Sat May 18, 2013 10:33 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:I'm full up on friends, thanks.


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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby felltir » Sun May 19, 2013 7:29 pm UTC

My rant: That bullshit ^^
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby JudeMorrigan » Mon May 20, 2013 12:37 pm UTC

Why is it so fraking much to ask for a radio station that actually plays music in the mornings? Not two weeks ago, the radio station I was listening to was bragging about it playing music in the morning rather than filling the airwaves with a bunch of yaking. Today, it's all about the talk show that our town apparently deserves and how it'll provide us with all of our celebrity gossip. Be still my beating heart. I swear, Clear Channel must *want* me to go get a spotify subscription.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Mon May 20, 2013 5:11 pm UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:Rant: I have no friends. I hate life.

I'll be your friend :)

JudeMorrigan wrote:Why is it so fraking much to ask for a radio station that actually plays music in the mornings? Not two weeks ago, the radio station I was listening to was bragging about it playing music in the morning rather than filling the airwaves with a bunch of yaking. Today, it's all about the talk show that our town apparently deserves and how it'll provide us with all of our celebrity gossip. Be still my beating heart. I swear, Clear Channel must *want* me to go get a spotify subscription.

is it weird i had this same thought this morning?

all my favorite stations were talk, except one, which seemed to be on a track of depressing, depressing songs. its like the world is telling me i need to be sad or something, which i don't feel like being today.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby cemper93 » Mon May 20, 2013 6:47 pm UTC

(This is a general life situation rant, so it's not actually an interesting rant, it's just much. You may skip.)

Thing is, I'm bored. As in, terribly bored by everything. Right now, I'm sitting at my desk, pretending to study for my Microeconomics exam on the 28th, which I only have to do because my university - at which I'm actually studying computer science - has for arbitrary reasons decided that computer science students need to pick a minor - which we won't even get any recognition for on our future B.Sc. paper scraps! Of course, because I'm an utter and total dumbass, I have decided to go with economics, and so here I am, staring at graphs and formulas that I'm not interested in at all while well-knowing that with the effort that I put in, I'm going to fail this test yet again.

Meanwhile, the computer science subjects don't interest me either, which is mainly because my entire damn academic year is compromised of people that study computer science either because they're good at LoL and that's basically the same thing, or because they dream of becoming successful, snotty "entrepreneurs" later. Which means that the professors have to dumb down the material like crazy. I mean, fuck, we're like two months into the second semester and the declarative programming (i.e. beginner's Scheme) course has just started to talk about recursion. (Functional abstraction? Uh - later! If we have the time, of course.) And don't get me started on the OOP course, I don't think that we have done anything more interesting than car analogies so far. The course that I actually thought could get very cool has the fancy name "Experimental Hardware Projects" and involves the students studying CPU design, then designing and building a CPU from scratch using VHDL the students "for lack of time" using ready-made scripts to compile very slight changes on ready-made CPU designs without any understanding on what the fuck is even going on, then writing ridiculous amounts of test protocols, the time wasted on which is in no way proportional to the time spent in the lab. And it's not as if in such a course, if it is meant to be at all interesting, it should be the projects, rather than the protocols, being graded anyway.

Next there's maths, but that's maths and I'm not a mathsy person. It's not that I'm bad at maths or anything, it's just that I don't find it interesting in and on itself. Well, to be fair, the module Discrete Mathematics II might actually be the most interesting one this semester. Which tells a fucking lot.

Then there's non-uni stuff. It's not that I don't have any friends or anything, it's just that I dislike most of them and get bored by the rest. ("No, we totally can't go to Prague to leave this piss-small city for once next weekend! We'd have to plan this!" - Like, seriously? It's not like I'd offered to drive and found a good place to stay already or anything.) Now, on the other hand, I'm of course way too socially anxious and inapt (but mostly anxious) to make any new friends, plus I tend to fill my time with stuff I don't actually want to do, just so I have some social life (like partying with people who are either drinking or dancing like dead fish, playing D&D with a DM who mostly for lack of imagination kills of any character who deviates even slightly from the The Questline, and/or hanging with people who are so full of themselves, sexist and in complete lack of any humor or self-consciousness that I mostly just want to get away whenever I talk to them, but then don't because god knows why fuck-not). I've also taken up dancing this semester, but suck at it so badly that I'm basically a constant embarassment for my partner, and have taken up Ju Jutsu, which I suck at as well, but at least in that case I'm only making a fool of myself.

Bonus points: my depression is creeping up again and I really, really don't want that right now.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Mon May 20, 2013 7:01 pm UTC

cemper93 wrote:(This is a general life situation rant, so it's not actually an interesting rant, it's just much. You may skip.)

Thing is, I'm bored. As in, terribly bored by everything. Right now, I'm sitting at my desk, pretending to study for my Microeconomics exam on the 28th, which I only have to do because my university - at which I'm actually studying computer science - has for arbitrary reasons decided that computer science students need to pick a minor - which we won't even get any recognition for on our future B.Sc. paper scraps! Of course, because I'm an utter and total dumbass, I have decided to go with economics, and so here I am, staring at graphs and formulas that I'm not interested in at all while well-knowing that with the effort that I put in, I'm going to fail this test yet again.

Meanwhile, the computer science subjects don't interest me either, which is mainly because my entire damn academic year is compromised of people that study computer science either because they're good at LoL and that's basically the same thing, or because they dream of becoming successful, snotty "entrepreneurs" later. Which means that the professors have to dumb down the material like crazy. I mean, fuck, we're like two months into the second semester and the declarative programming (i.e. beginner's Scheme) course has just started to talk about recursion. (Functional abstraction? Uh - later! If we have the time, of course.) And don't get me started on the OOP course, I don't think that we have done anything more interesting than car analogies so far. The course that I actually thought could get very cool has the fancy name "Experimental Hardware Projects" and involves the students studying CPU design, then designing and building a CPU from scratch using VHDL the students "for lack of time" using ready-made scripts to compile very slight changes on ready-made CPU designs without any understanding on what the fuck is even going on, then writing ridiculous amounts of test protocols, the time wasted on which is in no way proportional to the time spent in the lab. And it's not as if in such a course, if it is meant to be at all interesting, it should be the projects, rather than the protocols, being graded anyway.

Next there's maths, but that's maths and I'm not a mathsy person. It's not that I'm bad at maths or anything, it's just that I don't find it interesting in and on itself. Well, to be fair, the module Discrete Mathematics II might actually be the most interesting one this semester. Which tells a fucking lot.

Then there's non-uni stuff. It's not that I don't have any friends or anything, it's just that I dislike most of them and get bored by the rest. ("No, we totally can't go to Prague to leave this piss-small city for once next weekend! We'd have to plan this!" - Like, seriously? It's not like I'd offered to drive and found a good place to stay already or anything.) Now, on the other hand, I'm of course way too socially anxious and inapt (but mostly anxious) to make any new friends, plus I tend to fill my time with stuff I don't actually want to do, just so I have some social life (like partying with people who are either drinking or dancing like dead fish, playing D&D with a DM who mostly for lack of imagination kills of any character who deviates even slightly from the The Questline, and/or hanging with people who are so full of themselves, sexist and in complete lack of any humor or self-consciousness that I mostly just want to get away whenever I talk to them, but then don't because god knows why fuck-not). I've also taken up dancing this semester, but suck at it so badly that I'm basically a constant embarassment for my partner, and have taken up Ju Jutsu, which I suck at as well, but at least in that case I'm only making a fool of myself.

Bonus points: my depression is creeping up again and I really, really don't want that right now.


its a little frightening how similar your life is, to how mine was a few years ago.

the only advice i can give, which im sure other fora members will agree with, is that you hold the key to your own destiny.
got asshole friends who don't share your interests? find new ones who do. don't like your education choices? change them to something you are more passionate about. the only person who can make your situation better is yourself.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby eran_rathan » Mon May 20, 2013 7:05 pm UTC

Tomlidich the second wrote:its a little frightening how similar your life is, to how mine was a few years ago.

the only advice i can give, which im sure other fora members will agree with, is that you hold the key to your own destiny.
got asshole friends who don't share your interests? find new ones who do. don't like your education choices? change them to something you are more passionate about. the only person who can make your situation better is yourself.


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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby cemper93 » Mon May 20, 2013 7:56 pm UTC

the only advice i can give, which im sure other fora members will agree with, is that you hold the key to your own destiny

This sounds like a truism that could be spoken by an old, wise dwarven priest in a bottom-shelf work of High Fantasy :D

Anyway, thanks for reading through my ramblings, I really appreciate that. I also appreciate your suggestions. I guess the worst thing about it is that I'm aware of all of this, but just so terribly lazy. But I will change! - next week.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Mon May 20, 2013 8:47 pm UTC

cemper93 wrote:
the only advice i can give, which im sure other fora members will agree with, is that you hold the key to your own destiny

This sounds like a truism that could be spoken by an old, wise dwarven priest in a bottom-shelf work of High Fantasy :D

Anyway, thanks for reading through my ramblings, I really appreciate that. I also appreciate your suggestions. I guess the worst thing about it is that I'm aware of all of this, but just so terribly lazy. But I will change! - next week.

you don't have to be so lazy, if something is making you miserable its just going to affect your overall mood, and make things harder on yourself.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby The Scyphozoa » Tue May 21, 2013 6:21 pm UTC

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Sun May 26, 2013 8:05 pm UTC

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Carlington » Sun May 26, 2013 9:12 pm UTC

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Sun May 26, 2013 10:05 pm UTC

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby UniqueScreenname » Mon May 27, 2013 2:16 am UTC

PLANNING A TRIP IS FREAKING HARD!!!!!!! Why can't I have unlimited time and resources and spend as long as I want in Italy? Why try to pack it into 10 days?
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Giant Speck » Mon May 27, 2013 2:25 am UTC

I got a flat tire and didn't really realize it until I had already driven on it. Unfortunately, it was late on a Sunday afternoon, so only one place was open, but I got there fifteen minutes before they closed. The only thing they could do was reinflate it, which they said would probably last until I got home. Because I drove on it, I weakened the tire, so patching it wouldn't help. I'm going to have to see if any tire places are open tomorrow, but it's Memorial Day.


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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Zarq » Mon May 27, 2013 5:19 am UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:PLANNING A TRIP IS FREAKING HARD!!!!!!! Why can't I have unlimited time and resources and spend as long as I want in Italy? Why try to pack it into 10 days?


Here's an unsollicited tip: you need all of 10 minutes in Pisa. Get in, look at tower, get out. Not much more to do.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby doogly » Mon May 27, 2013 5:50 am UTC

please be joking
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