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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby WilliamTheConqueror » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:25 pm UTC

I didn't think it was possible, but somehow my chemistry teacher makes everything in his class more boring/convoluted than it already is. We're halfway into second semester and we've barely started working with stuff on the periodic table! I'm going to have the same teacher for physics next year, too. Ugh.

I miss biology. :(
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby UniqueScreenname » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:53 pm UTC

That's actually not uncommon for chemistry. The second half and Chem 2 is where it's at.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby WilliamTheConqueror » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:59 pm UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:That's actually not uncommon for chemistry. The second half and Chem 2 is where it's at.


Oh, good - that's a relief! Hopefully stuff will pick up as the school year ends, then.

i almost wish i took AP Chem instead of the regular class. <_>
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:42 pm UTC

AP?
You are in High School?

oh. What I heard is, 'They drag it out.'

In College you Get In, Get It, Get Out.
On the Quarter System things move so fast,
I didn't feel like I learn anything.

The Semester System was long enough to completely drown me, sometimes.
But; That is nothing to what they do to people in High School.

Well…That is what I have been told.
Of course, that is the way to learn a subject well.

Rumors say, Chem 1. is a complete year.
One whole year of doing what?

Moles. Moles and Moles and more Moles. ech.
Do they have piles of elements for you to look at?

Anything to keep you from losing all perspective and what little mind you have left
after 3 hours of, "What did that Man say?"

Chem 1 was Hard. If I had had a whole year of that,
well…I might know something about Chemistry.

Our Faculty was delightful in some ways.
They had a display case for us.

Moles of this and Moles of that.
There was a Biological Star Nosed Mole in that case.

I took Chem so that I could take more Biology.
There is a place you can not go without Chem.

Ouch. Chem hurt.
I would go to that case, put my forehead against the glass and look at that Mole.

He was an interesting little bastard.
He kept me balancing those equations.

poor you.
Two Years of Chem?
Two Years before Biology, again?

I am so sorry.
Two years is a long time.

You can still touch living things.
You, just, don't have permission to know anything about them.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby WilliamTheConqueror » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:30 pm UTC

Yeah, I'm in high school right now. I'm a junior :)

Chem is definitely painful, but if I want to be a microbiologist (which I'm aiming for - although being an illustrator seems promising too), I'm going to have to trudge through it this year and once I get to college. :? What's worse is that Biology is a sophomore class at my school, so I have to wait basically 3 years to take it again. Eugh.

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You, just, don't have permission to know anything about them.


I never thought about it like that.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby UniqueScreenname » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:10 pm UTC

I always liked chemistry more than biology, although chemistry is certainly more helpful for microbiology. I work in a micro lab in a hospital, so I am not really a microbiologist, but I like to call myself one when no one's around.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby FierceContinent » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:08 pm UTC

Well Jacques Cousteau once said
"What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on."
So if you are the guy looking through the keyhole of microcellular organisms, then that makes you a microbiologist.

Human resources might disagree though. :)
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby felltir » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:00 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
Tomlidich the second wrote:so one project from our mysteriously absent coder turned into ALL the projects from our mysterious coder.

Now kiddies, listen, don't ever learn coding. python is a gateway drug, it leads to many frustrated hours after work staring at your monitor, ripping your hair out.

Demand a raise and training.

If they start shipping you out to other offices and the overwork kills you and you need to get home, demand raising and a train.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby yurell » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:29 pm UTC

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A filling now is better than a root canal later! So at least you're that much on top of things ^_^
I had the same thing; turns out a decade of not going to the dentist is a bad idea.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:15 am UTC

felltir wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:
Tomlidich the second wrote:so one project from our mysteriously absent coder turned into ALL the projects from our mysterious coder.

Now kiddies, listen, don't ever learn coding. python is a gateway drug, it leads to many frustrated hours after work staring at your monitor, ripping your hair out.

Demand a raise and training.

If they start shipping you out to other offices and the overwork kills you and you need to get home, demand raising and a train.
And if they insist on hiring another programmer to work with you, but be jealous of everything you do, demand raising Cane.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Kewangji » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:20 am UTC

Rant: all my good news today were stomped out pretty hard and everything is awful.

felltir wrote:If they start shipping you out to other offices and the overwork kills you and you need to get home, demand raising and a train.

This is awful too, but in a completely different way, a way that I can appreciate. *groan*
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Adacore » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:26 am UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:
felltir wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:
Tomlidich the second wrote:so one project from our mysteriously absent coder turned into ALL the projects from our mysterious coder.

Now kiddies, listen, don't ever learn coding. python is a gateway drug, it leads to many frustrated hours after work staring at your monitor, ripping your hair out.

Demand a raise and training.

If they start shipping you out to other offices and the overwork kills you and you need to get home, demand raising and a train.
And if they insist on hiring another programmer to work with you, but be jealous of everything you do, demand raising Cane.

If you do so well that they start to revere you as a god, demand praising and a fane.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby UniqueScreenname » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:41 am UTC

Adacore wrote:
SurgicalSteel wrote:
felltir wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:
Tomlidich the second wrote:so one project from our mysteriously absent coder turned into ALL the projects from our mysterious coder.

Now kiddies, listen, don't ever learn coding. python is a gateway drug, it leads to many frustrated hours after work staring at your monitor, ripping your hair out.

Demand a raise and training.

If they start shipping you out to other offices and the overwork kills you and you need to get home, demand raising and a train.
And if they insist on hiring another programmer to work with you, but be jealous of everything you do, demand raising Cane.

If you do so well that they start to revere you as a god, demand praising and a fane.

If your job sends you to Africa you may see grazing on the plain.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:11 am UTC

If they send you to the Iberian peninsula, demand raining in Spain mainly on the plain.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Giant Speck » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:35 am UTC

yurell wrote:
Giant Speck wrote:I have a cavity in one of my molars and I have to wait until Tuesday to get it filled. Why, oh why am I so lazy about dental hygiene?!


A filling now is better than a root canal later! So at least you're that much on top of things ^_^
I had the same thing; turns out a decade of not going to the dentist is a bad idea.

This will probably be my tenth filling, if I'm counting correctly, not including the reconstruction that had to be done on one of my molars after a large chunk of it broke off because the dentist didn't fill it correctly.

My two main problems are that 1) I always forget to floss and 2) I eat a lot of acidic foods.

I can't wait until the day that we can just grow new teeth.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:47 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:If they send you to the Iberian peninsula, demand raining in Spain mainly on the plain.

In the interest of Truth in the Thread:

In Spain it does not rain mainly on the plains.
It rains in the mountains, like it does everywhere else.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:43 pm UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:
Adacore wrote:
SurgicalSteel wrote:
felltir wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:
Tomlidich the second wrote:so one project from our mysteriously absent coder turned into ALL the projects from our mysterious coder.

Now kiddies, listen, don't ever learn coding. python is a gateway drug, it leads to many frustrated hours after work staring at your monitor, ripping your hair out.

Demand a raise and training.

If they start shipping you out to other offices and the overwork kills you and you need to get home, demand raising and a train.
And if they insist on hiring another programmer to work with you, but be jealous of everything you do, demand raising Cane.

If you do so well that they start to revere you as a god, demand praising and a fane.

If your job sends you to Africa you may see grazing on the plain.



hahaha, thanks guys, seeing this just brightened my day.

I may demand a raise, once I kick this project in the behind, i think i have the hang of things here.

I still don't know what the hell i am doing, but the buttons im pressing are doing the right thing, so im gonna keep pressing those buttons.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:08 pm UTC

Tomlidich the second wrote:I still don't know what the hell i am doing, but the buttons im pressing are doing the right thing, so im gonna keep pressing those buttons.
I think that's how most people feel/operate most of the time. Over time you'll figure out which buttons you should probably push, but you can never be 100% sure. And if I'm being honest, my job is the most fun, rewarding and stimulating when I don't know exactly what I'm doing. The minute I'm able to do something in my sleep is the minute I get bored and start staring out the window dreaming of quitting my job and going to live in the woods (or at least I would if I had a window I could see from my cube).
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Giant Speck » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:49 am UTC

THE FILLING BECAME A ROOT CANAL. ಠ_ಠ

The dentist had to put a temporary filling on it and I have to see a specialist on next Tuesday to get a permanent filling put on the tooth.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:06 am UTC

Giant Speck wrote:THE FILLING BECAME A ROOT CANAL. ಠ_ಠ

The dentist had to put a temporary filling on it and I have to see a specialist on next Tuesday to get a permanent filling put on the tooth.

ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Xeio » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:37 pm UTC

See, if I never go to the dentist I'll never get cavities. It's science.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Zarq » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:24 pm UTC

Xeio wrote:See, if I never go to the dentist I'll never get cavities. It's science.


Every time I go to the dentist, I have exactly 1 cavities. Whether it has been 6 months or 3 years. Always 1.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:48 pm UTC

office programmer showed up again without a word yesterday. was busy typing away on his keyboard, like nothing had happened, and was far too busy to talk with anyone. boss is declining to discuss the situation with me, and whether or not i should continue this mess of a job fixing his coding mistakes (there are alot of them)

he is not here today. I just wish i knew one way or another.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby UniqueScreenname » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:42 pm UTC

How does he still have a job there?
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby eSOANEM » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:25 pm UTC

maybe he's got some sort of non-obvious illness preventing him from coming in a lot of time and which the boss isn't free to talk about with you?
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:57 am UTC

Zarq wrote:
Xeio wrote:See, if I never go to the dentist I'll never get cavities. It's science.


Every time I go to the dentist, I have exactly 1 cavities. Whether it has been 6 months or 3 years. Always 1.

That is so funny.
Little Scientist that you are.
What is the little diddy?
correlation does not mean it was caused by the stupid trip to the dentist.

All humans are scientists.
They are not all good scientists.

Fact: I get one cavity, no matter how long it has been.
Fact: I don't want any cavities.
Solution: Go one more time to see the dentist, before I die.

When Life is Over and I don't mind having a cavity.
ohh. When I'm 40 or some other really big number.


Sure. That will work, you little scientist.
The Logic is perfect. You will have one cavity on that day.
It will be so deep the dentist will be able to see your soul.

It will only be one. It will extend laterally to all but one tooth.
That back one over there. The impacted 3rd Molar.

I know you know better.
Not everyone does.

I know a woman that was a treasured child.
She could have anything anytime she wanted it.

She wanted braces. She did not know how to clean her teeth with the braces on.
When the braces came off, her teeth followed shortly.

Do what the experts tell you to do.
EDIT:
Some People wake up with a Song in Their Heart.
I wake up with a Rant on My Lips.

(sorry.)
I have completely lost any faith I ever had.
Spoiler:
Loads of people Vote.
I have even seen people treat one another poorly, because of political issues and elections.

Voting is easy.
It is like, buy Coke and not Pepsi.
Or; Being a Rebel and buying Dr. Pepper.

Some people are thinking so far outside The Box, they buy Mountain Dew.
Do you know how much caffeine is in Mountain Dew?

If you are writing about the Voting Public of the US,
You are writing about a Functional Illiterate Population.

Maybe your first step would make a nice second or third step.
I think the first step is for people to be able to understand one or two issues.

!Citizenship Classes! If you can not read the Ballot and the Voters Information Booklet,
What, the fuck, business do you have casting a ballot that weights the same as mine?

Well, Seriously. Those critical last three days before the election.
Very important to have your name on the Lips of Many. Good Or Bad.

Brand Recognition! So, Important.
The voters know what color their team wears.
Not much else.

What?? Free Elections?
For whom?

There are more Baggers than university educated people.
The Baggers are motivated by the fun of being Winners and the support of those pretty people on TV and they also know Every-fucking-Thing, too.

oh. Did I mention; Functionally Illiterate?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_illiteracy

Damn It! The definition requires the lack of reading and writing skills to prevent function.
That does not seem correct. But that is what it says.

If most people are unable to read it does not cause disfunction, within that social sphere, to not be able to read.
Still! If the primary means of knowledge about who to vote for and what way to vote comes from FOX and Friends,
How does Voting help us?

Do you want Coke or Pepsi?
I want a Dr. Pepper.[/quote]


I am still Ranty.
Spoiler:
Voting Can Be Fun.
Does it matter who wins?
Not Much.

A Nation, A People, really should not have that much difference between Guy One and Guy Two.
The Presidancy of the US is a fucking Beauty Contest. The winner, sets the Tone for the next four years. Period.

In the American Model it will be a Joyless something.
Who knows what?

The last time I was allowed to vote was....jeeze...
I was not allowed to vote, last time.

Why? (fuck) Some technicality.
Cheney told that guy, Bill Myer, to be careful of what he says.

That was way back. Before you were born.
2002? Bill got a show of his own and has a happy and snarky Public Life.

The last time I spoke in Public, the Police took my Computer and Camera.
I Can't Prove it. (fuck) I spoke for less than 30 seconds!

I am not a Bagger.
I do not have a List of Public Figures I Hate Today.

I am not a Blind Child looking for a Better Way.
I am complaining. I am one of the Whiners.

Remember the 2000 election?
Remember the Whiners?

I Whined and I went Home.
Then in 2001, I saw 'things' a little differently than the guys on TV did.

I was not shy with my Opinions.
Neither was I Evangelical.

I was a Minority Religion.
I still had a Right to be here.
And; Be True to me.

If you asked my Opinion then,
You got what I thought.

If you ask my Opinion today,
You get what I think.

I know I can be Wrong.
I thought I had the Right to ask Questions and say, "That's does not seem Right."


Spoiler:
I still have a Right to be here.
I'd Like to have the Right to be with People Like Me.

Why don't I go out and Make Friends?
Well...I was working on a Friendship.

I liked that woman and the innocent children.
She told me that 'They' threatened to hurt her four year old son.

'They' set her back porch on fire, to be sure she knew 'They' were serious.
Who are 'They''? ech. This is the US. 'They' look like low life unkept trashy guys, sometimes.

Who gives the orders?
I have no idea.

Who do you think gives the orders?
Do you think Mr. Obama has something against me?

Do you want to hear another one?
I met a delightful woman.

Her education and My education overlapped.
She was such a pleasure.

Her humor was self depreciating.
It showed her intelligence.

One time she used a bottle of stuff, then stopped, looked at the liquid and said, "Yes. That's right. Now! I will read the label. What is This?"
She was funny. Maybe, you had to 'be there'.

She told me, she was told to stay away from me.
She was told I was some darned thing, a terrible drug addicted nut-ball of some kind.

I said, "I'm not."
She said, "I know."

We both laughed.
I might laugh at the wrong things.

She came to my flat and we laughed at our people.
Because, sometimes its laugh or cry and laughing is more fun.

The next time I saw her,
Her truck had been taken to Police impound, it cost $500 to get it back,
Her dog had been taken to the shelter, it cost $100 to get it back.

It cost her alternative transportation for the two days it took to find her truck.
When she got her truck back all the loose shit was gone.

She and I talked after that.
I said, "Maybe TeenAgers?"

The next time I spoke to her, she said it had to be the last time.
She gave me a plant.

She could not afford to spend a thousand dollars on each of our dates.
I can not blame her.

There was a time when I prided myself in being "Easy."
Easy to know. A Blessing to have around. Low Maintenance.

Costing a friend a thousand dollars is not nice.
Costing a friend a thousand dollars is not being "Easy".

She was funny. I liked her.
She was exasperated.

She said, "I spent $500.00 to get a $300.00 truck out of Police Impound!"
I didn't believe it. I said, "$300.00? That truck is worth more than $300.00."

I Liked Her! She walked me over to the truck and explained what I was looking at to me.
That truck has sentimental value. It is not worth much.

She has had that truck for a long time.
She has had it sense it was a pup.
She loves it.

We were both right.
That truck is worth a lot more than $300.00.
No one in their 'right mind' would pay much more than $300.00 for it.

It is so funny.
She paid $500.00 to the Police for it.
See?

What do you think I should do?
Fill out some more employment applications?

And! That Rap Music is not improved by the subtle softening provided by paper.

EDIT, Again!
What?? I killed a Rant Thread.
How can I kill a Rant Thread?

Too boring for the internet?
The internet is exciting.

Rant!! The US! I am angry.
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video ... g.cnn.html

There were US Agents that wanted nothing more than to get 'into' Syria.

They are in. How does it look to you?
What do you think the Europeans and Eastern Europeans should do?

They can't run and hide.
Can they act respectfully toward a nation they have less than no respect for and say, "No, thank you." ?

I am so angry.
How dare they?

McCain is flying in and out of the Ukrane.
Sure, Yes. It is safe and the people are generous with luxuries.
A man of McCain's qualities Must be surrounded by luxuries.

While he fans the flames of War and accuses others of War Crimes and Human Rights abuses.
He is an old man that has kept a soft, luxurious job in US Media for a long time.

If the Europeans so easily Go To War on their own soil, because American jerks say so....
Well...They must take care of their Economies.

Americans can lead them into Greater Debt than the World has ever know, before.
There are Europeans that are too smart for that. right?
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/21/us/po ... .html?_r=0

The sitting president is not talking about Military intervention the way McCain is talking about Military intervention.
Sanctions? It would be funny if the international community did sanctions on the US. I would not be surprised. You?

Are the Europeans that disagree with the Baggers treated the way I have been treated?


Let's see.
The people of the US look like this:
http://www.katu.com/news/local/man-robs ... 62531.html
The people of Syria don't look a heck of a lot better. What is that evidence of?

Is the problem Lazy People?
Is the problem weak leadership from Moscow?

It is evidence that the Baggers have won.
It is evidence that the Good Guys don't win in Real Life.

Good Guys are Losers and Whiners.
Baggers are Winners. They win.

The entire world loses.
USA! USA! USA!

I am so fed up with the talk of the US as a place that can and should export all sorts of intangibles.
If the world does not know it does not want the Values of the US, ask it to look at the candid photos.

The girls on FOX are not a common occurrence.
Those girls are smarter and better educated than the common people.

What ever the Americans are selling, Don't Buy It!!
Either you don't need it or you can get it closer to home.
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Some of us see The Gutter.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Angua » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:27 am UTC

Not really a rant, more of a grrr,but it's happened a couple of times with the same people on the bus.

If you and your friend get on a bus, and are going to be talking (especially a bus that gets pretty full by the time it leaves the city) then SIT NEXT TO EACH OTHER. You do not need four seats between the two of you to put your stuff on. People will be sitting next to you within 10 minutes - wouldn't you rather be next to someone you know???

Sheesh.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:41 am UTC

On a related note: bus seats need to be large enough to accommodate a full range of people.

I don't just mean fat people. My shoulders are broader than the seats of the busses around here. My ass fits in the bottom just fine but if someone sits next to me I need to figure out what to do with the arm that was occupying the air above their seat (just hanging at my side) a moment ago, and putting it behind them is a bit too intimate for most, while hugging myself tightly to avoid elbowing anyone for the entire long bus ride gets pretty damn uncomfortable for me.

Same pant applies to theater seats in some places.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Chen » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:39 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:On a related note: bus seats need to be large enough to accommodate a full range of people.

I don't just mean fat people. My shoulders are broader than the seats of the busses around here. My ass fits in the bottom just fine but if someone sits next to me I need to figure out what to do with the arm that was occupying the air above their seat (just hanging at my side) a moment ago, and putting it behind them is a bit too intimate for most, while hugging myself tightly to avoid elbowing anyone for the entire long bus ride gets pretty damn uncomfortable for me.

Same pant applies to theater seats in some places.


If they made seats big enough to handle the fatter or broader shouldered people you'd just end up with wasted space when someone who wasn't fat/broad shouldered sat there, which would result in less overall seats. Our old (very old) busses here in Montreal just had flat benches in the back. This was great because you could fit however many people you could in the allotted area. However, I suspect they moved away from the bench part since it probably led to more conflict or people trying to squeeze into places they shouldn't have been squeezing into to begin with. Not really sure how to resolve this issue.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby freezeblade » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:03 pm UTC

<pant>
really AT&T? I spot a repair truck tooling around my neighborhood, and 30 mins after they leave my internet goes down. Spend an hour on the phone before I can convince them that it is not my computer, and that my router itself isn't getting any connection. Therefore the problem is on their end.

I'm given a twelve hour repair window (between the hours of 8am and 8pm) the next day (I called this in around 3pm). and even given that huge window, they still couldn't make it, and I ended up needing to call them to find out what was going on (heaven forbid they update me) after another 30 mins on the phone trying to get to a human on the line, because the machine is totally useless at giving me the information I need (please restart your computer, etc.). Only to tell me that they will be there the next day, with the same 12 hour window.

It's not like I live in the boondocks, I am less than a quarter mile from one of the major freeways that run through the city. In a major metropolitan area.

I would threaten to switch, but there pretty much isn't another option, Comcast sucks just as much, and is more expensive.
</pant>

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby eran_rathan » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:51 pm UTC

Just got cable back, after a three year hiatus. Have not missed anything, and it drops the internet more often than my previous ISP. Switching back to just internet.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:22 pm UTC

Am i the only one that finds it funny that a man floating around in low earth orbit can update/check his facebook frequently, yet the big data companies insist that anything more than a paltry 1-2 GB a month data to my cell phone is prohibitively expensive and they must charge me out the bum.

I don't ask for much, i just want a little bit of bandwidth on your damn cell towers, in the middle of a developed city in a first world country. Seriously, data packets cannot cost this much.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby brenok » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:30 pm UTC

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:24 pm UTC

also: found out that our programmer squirelled away the production copy of the project i have been coding for some time now, and i have been working on debugging an outdated version he trashed. all of my work must be thrown out.

urge....to kill.....rising....
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:09 am UTC

Tomlidich the second wrote:also: found out that our programmer squirelled away the production copy of the project i have been coding for some time now, and i have been working on debugging an outdated version he trashed. all of my work must be thrown out.

urge....to kill.....rising....

oh, dear.
Is this the boss that had several others walk out?

Is this the place where there was No Word from the other programer?
The programer might have been dead and no one talked about it. right?

Don't Kill Him!
Just, Don't!

He may have it coming.
Not only for what he seems to be doing to you,
but also for what he has done to Your People in the past.

Don't Kill Him, anyway.
There are several reasons.

I read a book one time.
That book made good sense.

That book explained why Not to kill them,
even when they have it coming.

Do you need the part of the list I Memorized?
The basic thing the author of the book wanted to communicate was:

Look at that man and remember, "No matter how much trouble he is alive, he might be more trouble dead."
You can read it for yourself. It's inThe Sweet Potato Queen's Book of Love.

See? Woman are not so bad.
They don't sit around and swap recipes on how to kill.
They make up and explain good reasons to not kill.
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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.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Giant Speck » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:40 pm UTC

Atmosphere, what are you doing? Atmosphere, stahp.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Xeio » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:46 pm UTC

I'm going to conclude that's snow (the only logical conclusion, since it's now spring).

I'm glad I've been in Texas this week. Warm weather, if a bit wet.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Giant Speck » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:49 pm UTC

Nah, it's just ordinary rain. Lots and lots of ordinary rain.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby freezeblade » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:00 pm UTC

Giant Speck wrote:Nah, it's just ordinary rain. Lots and lots of ordinary rain.


Susposed to rain here in california too, but I'm stoked about it. Oh me yarm do we need it.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:29 pm UTC

My life Sucks!

Maybe, this belongs in a Mental Health Thread.
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My back is a little better.
Some days are better than others.

I need modern medical care.
I am limping along on what I could provide during a Disaster.

I suppose it is a disaster.
A personal disaster, for me.

Not even a fucking inconvenience for anyone else.
I don't like this kind of disaster.

I don't like any disaster.
Not really.

I studied disasters, a little.
We study what we love.

Why, the fuck, did I study disasters?
(fuck) I did it as a Nurse.

So, I use what little skill I have to attempt to take care of me.
if I were my patient, I would Refer! Refer! Refer!

I can't Refer.
I need someone else to do it, for me.

Medicine is Not like sex.
A person, really, can't do it all by themselves.

ok. Maybe, Medicine Is like sex.
A person Can do it all by themselves.

It's not the same and it's not as good when done in social and professional isolation.

At this point I would swap sexuality for medical care.
There is an easy and common treatment for what ails me.

I think there is.
David Knowlton was talking to me about treatment options.
He was going to do some research and was calling to talk to the Local medical teams.

When I showed up for my next appointment,
I thought I was going in to get a Referral.

What I got was told, "You are no longer a Patient of Record, here."
That's, sort of, Fucked Up.

I failed at establishing medical care for my back two more times, before I gave up.

If anyone out there knows of a medical facility that would be willing to see an old woman with a bad back.
Please, Contact me.

PM is fine.
Out in the Open Threads is fine, too.

What kind of medical care am I interested in?
To receive or to give?

ech. Who would want to work with Old People all bent up with Degenerative Disk Disease? (not me.)
Who would want to work with people that throw them selves off cliffs, on purpose or accident? (not me.)
Who would want to work with people that would be so stupid as to tie a 'Lunge Line' to themselves?
(ech. i'd want to hear the story.)
And; not only Tell That person she is stupid; But use her as a Cautionary Tail.
Never! Never! Never! Tie a Lunge Line to Yourself! Who, the fuck, does not know That??

What was The Question?
David said something about Steroids.
Modern medicine has advanced.
In medicine today, some people are treated with Steroids for back pain.

How is my back?
Not good.

Please excuse the PM.
I was not reading a current Barometer Map.
I was trying to learn and I got an example map mixed up with a current map.

It is an interesting subject.
I, just, don't know anything about it.

You would Not fucking believe what is going on OutSide My Window.
Thank The Gods I have a window.

One of those Pacific Gail is blowing in.
I like them, (shhh. don't tell.)

I do not like being outside, alone, in one of these.
It is, sort of, fun with a friend.

Especially a friend that has never been out in a storm, before.
There is a first time for everyone.

Going out in a storm is always risky.
I don't care how many times you have done it.

Past Experience is in the Past.
Outside in the open during a storm is definitely a NOW! experience.

Outside in the shelter of The Forest during a storm is a Ton of Fun!
Different forests shelter in different ways.

Spruce are so strange and eerie.
They shelter very well.

During the wildest part of a Gail.
While everywhere in the open is a water fall.

Down in the Spruce it is, just, raining a little.
If a person is so inclined, during one of these storms.

A person can lay down on the duff and feel the ground.
It moves. Weird. right? It's true.

The soil under spruce tends to be soft for some reason.
I don't know what is going on UnderGround.

What I experience is the Earth Move.
There seems to be a relationship between the wind in the tree tops and the motion of the Earth.

I can feel it while standing up.
It's more fun lying down.

It's not nice to put a person that is excited about the subtle shifts of soil caused by the wind in the trees,
onto a modern roller coaster. That is, just, mean. They did that to me. (fuck)

It would sure be nice to have a friend.
The Rainy Day.

People don't use poetry today, the way people used poetry when I think I came from.
Who does not know The Rainy Day?

Memorizing it is a luxury.
Having it in a book, easy to reach was a Privilege?

I did Both.
The Rainy Day
Longfellow (1807-1882)
THE DAY is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.


Not All Americans are AssHoles.
Longfellow and Frost were Americans.

Well....No one else is interested in listening to me whine.
Is it fun to know the Americans are punishing without breaking one little American Law?

How would you punish you enemy?
To some people I look like a Bitch and a Half.

I talk too mush.
Not only am I an American of the Old School.
I think I have a right to say any stupid thing I want to say during my three minutes.

I am also of Irish decent.
I think talking as much as I do might be genetic.

I met some Black Girls from Africa.
They talked as much as I do.

How can that happen, if it is an Irish trait?
Human Trait?

White people got more of that than Asians did when it came out of Africa?

Jesus! The wind, just, hit the building.
It was like an earth quake.

It's funny.
How can a person be in a building that may or may not withstand the storm and not laugh?

I think the building might be leaning, more than usual.
I live such a strange life.

I get stopped by the Police.
So weird. One misstep?

Are they looking for One misstep?
And; They check?

(shrug) Is there a doctor in the house?


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I don't want to be Paranoid.
Real stuff is scary enough.

Police are Real.
They look.
So far, they don't touch.
(Much. They don't touch, much.)

Should I, just, Thank my Lucky Stars?
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 do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.


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