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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby addams » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:33 pm UTC

Giant Speck wrote:I don't even know how to describe it. I only feel that way when it's concrete. It doesn't really matter the smoothness of the concrete.

Is that like motion sickness?
Is it better if you are driving the broom?

There are things I can't watch or listen to, if i'm not doing it.
Well...I can..I don't like it. I'll walk away, if I can.

I take the fuck over, if I can.
"Give me that broom."
"You are doing it Wrong."

I had a friend, one time.
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It's true.
We have been over this.
I had a friend one time.

She was a good little passenger on city streets.
She was quiet on wide open freeway.
She had to drive or Vomit on roads with hairpin turns and steep drop offs and rock walls and more hair pin turns and trees scraping the car.

Story:
Spoiler:
She was surprised by the road.
A picnic in The Sun required a mountain road or a helicopter.
I didn't have a helicopter.

The poor thing was a City Girl.
She did not stay a City Girl.

She drove a stick shift for the first time that day.
She got pretty good before she grew up and went back to The City.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby azule » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:44 pm UTC

It used to be I had no issues if I drove. Now I get at least a bit carsick no matter who drives. Windy roads or quick stops.

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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Draconaes » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:01 pm UTC

On the topic of cringe-causing sounds, I thought I'd delurk to share an example of my own. most of the examples posted so far don't bother me. Heck, the sound of windbreaker fabric rubbing itself actually sounds pleasant imo.

But one thing that I cannot stand is a broken pencil on paper; you know, when the lead breaks off at the end, and you only have the little cone of wood splinters and it rubs against the paper. Eugh. It's an effort to write this down without cringing.

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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby freezeblade » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:15 pm UTC

Cringe inducing sounds: Squishing a cotton ball right next to your ear. Oh god. It makes me shudder just thinking about it. It's less a sound, and more a feeling.

Other notable ones:
Feedback (or a low 60 cycle hum, from when you plug an amp into the same circut that a old TV or Florecent light is on)
Metal on ceramic (or nails on ceramic like chalkboard)
That buzz and flicker sound when a Florecent tube light is about to go out (last couple days, up to a few weeks before)
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Giant Speck » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:13 pm UTC

addams wrote:
Giant Speck wrote:I don't even know how to describe it. I only feel that way when it's concrete. It doesn't really matter the smoothness of the concrete.

Is it better if you are driving the broom?

No, that's even worse, because then I can *feel* it creating the sound and it makes me even more uncomfortable. :(
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby addams » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:51 am UTC

This Thread tells us, 'You people would fold like a house of cards under tortuous conditions'.

That's really good news for you.
Fold. Surrender. Do it now and avoid the rush.
Then wash your face, blow your nose and get on with the rest of your life.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Giant Speck » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:04 am UTC

Well, that escalated quickly. :?
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Postby addams » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:18 am UTC

(*Sweep-*Sweep)
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Postby azule » Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:17 am UTC

Damnit, addams, torture belonged on the previous page. *tsk tsk* Anyone annoyed by tisking? hehe *tsk*

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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby WilliamTheConqueror » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:07 pm UTC

i've got the flu! :') right after i got a new (perfect!) job, and right before a huge concert band trip i'm supposed to go on this weekend.

jesus christ, why can't this stuff wait until i'm not doing something?
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby addams » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:47 am UTC

There is a very good answer to your question.
The funny part is observation.

You are going to spread The Flu.
People like you form the Jumps diseases make.

You good little vector.
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Postby freezeblade » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:02 pm UTC

WilliamTheConqueror wrote:...before a huge concert band trip i'm supposed to go on this weekend


Band geek mafia unite!

*secret band geek handshake/high five*

Anyway. Rant? At work, the "hurry up and wait" aspect of the job is killing me right now.

I work my arse off to get something done (all my other projects are on hold until the new direction is decided), and now that it's done I have nothing to do but sit here as my boss presents my work to the higher ups, to see if I get the thumbs up or thumbs down.

stressful.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Yablo » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:20 pm UTC

Ah, work. In my job, I have many tasks that I perform on regular daily, weekly, monthly, or even yearly cycles. At the moment, it's time for monthly reports. Every month around this time, my supervisor starts emailing me (flagged for high-importance) about this grant or that service agreement, and he'll say something to the effect of "stop what you're doing and ask such-and-such person why this or that situation is the way it is". Now ordinarily, that might be a perfectly legitimate request, but in this case (and remember, it happens every month at this time) what he's asking me to do is actually a later step in my monthly reporting process. The situation works out roughly like this every month:

Me: *working hard to complete Step 3 of process*
Supervisor: "Stop what you're doing, and do this thing instead"
Me: "That's Step 6, and I'm on Step 3 now."
Supervisor: "No, no. Do this thing instead. It's important."
Me: "I'll get to it, but I can't just skip to it now."
Supervisor: "Yes. Please do it now."
Me: *sighs* "Sure thing. I'll get right on that." *finishes up Step 3, and starts on Step 4*

Every. Single. Month.
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Postby addams » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:54 am UTC

That's so funny.
I'm sorry to laugh at your suffering.

But...That's the paid part of the job.
If they left you the Hell alone, unless they could be helpful, you might feel bad about getting paid.

EDIT: I wonder;
Is my body a system of interdependent systems that are failing independently?
Or; Is my body a system of systems that are failing in concert?


I think I have an ear infection.
Ear infection is a malady of children.
Ear infection happens to adults, too.

It might clear up on its own.
Spoiler:
That happens sometimes, if the Sun comes out.
Or; If I go to the Hot Spring and Sauna.

There was a guess, way back in the olden days about Why Hot Springs and Saunas are The Cure.

They are not always The Cure.
They make very few things Worse.

I can't go to the Hot Spring.
A. What do hot springs have that I can reproduce?
Q. Hot water.

I wonder how much truth is in the statement:
'Raising the body temp to 100 or 101 is an extinction event for some pathogens.'
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby bluebambue » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:01 pm UTC

Yablo wrote:Ah, work. In my job, I have many tasks that I perform on regular daily, weekly, monthly, or even yearly cycles. At the moment, it's time for monthly reports. Every month around this time, my supervisor starts emailing me (flagged for high-importance) about this grant or that service agreement, and he'll say something to the effect of "stop what you're doing and ask such-and-such person why this or that situation is the way it is". Now ordinarily, that might be a perfectly legitimate request, but in this case (and remember, it happens every month at this time) what he's asking me to do is actually a later step in my monthly reporting process. The situation works out roughly like this every month:

Me: *working hard to complete Step 3 of process*
Supervisor: "Stop what you're doing, and do this thing instead"
Me: "That's Step 6, and I'm on Step 3 now."
Supervisor: "No, no. Do this thing instead. It's important."
Me: "I'll get to it, but I can't just skip to it now."
Supervisor: "Yes. Please do it now."
Me: *sighs* "Sure thing. I'll get right on that." *finishes up Step 3, and starts on Step 4*

Every. Single. Month.


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Have you tried having a conversation about this when it's not time to do the reports where you bring a flow chart of all the steps? Maybe they don't understand the process you have to do. Or maybe reply that you're already doing the necessary work to get step 6 out ASAP.

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Postby cemper93 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:33 pm UTC

What the hell is up with the Kindle Paperwhite and its inability to even read its own formats? I've torrented legally and honestly purchased a bunch of ebooks in epub format, and converting them to the Kindle turned out to be loads of fun. When I convert to MOBI, as Calibre wants to do by default, the Kindle completely fucking fails at properly displaying justified text. For reasons beyond my comprehension, every tenth line or so is displayed as if it was left-aligned. This definitely happens more often (although, from what I can tell, not solely) with lines that end in large words (for the Kindle refuses to use its built-in dictionaries and document language dedection to split words across multiple lines), but then why does the renderer not just make the spaces bigger to have the text properly aligned?

Now, I would attribute this to a healthy mixture of sleaze and incompetence among whichever fresh-from-college-drop-out programmers Amazon employed to write that insult of a software, but the greatest thing is that when the text is converted into AZW3 format, the Kindle actually gets it right and does increase the width of the spaces further such that the text is properly aligned along the right margin as well. Unfortunately, Amazon has apparently decided that AZW3 files need a line height of at least 150% or so, not only by default, but also overriding the CSS in the ebook file. Why? Well I don't know, but it probably seemed like a fucking terrible idea at the time as well. And obviously, this, in turn, does not happen for the MOBI files, which gladly work with any line height that you set, and actually have a sane default setting as well.

tl;dr: The Kindle cannot meet the typography standards of a 1920's local newspaper using either of its preferred formats, despite supporting the features it's so sorely lacking in each format in the respective other format.

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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Dthen » Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:29 pm UTC

Can't the Kindle read epubs?
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Postby Whizbang » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:34 pm UTC

cemper93 wrote:Kindle Rant


The Kindle Text Problem - Computerphile
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Postby cemper93 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:10 pm UTC

Dthen wrote:Can't the Kindle read epubs?

No, unfortunately it can't.

Whizbang wrote:
cemper93 wrote:Kindle Rant


The Kindle Text Problem - Computerphile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzdugwr4Fgk

Yeah, I figured it had something to do with the CPU not being able to perform proper typesetting algorithms in real time. However, I still think that the spaces between words and letters could have been made a lot more flexible. I suppose this is kind of a personal preference, but I'd much rather have uncomfortably wide spaces occasionally than text that is not laid out correctly.

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Postby roband » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:21 pm UTC

My favourite thing about Kindle is the knock-off PDFs of books that have been OCR'd.

"..he said, leaning on his anus".

I think that might have been ARMS in the original.

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Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:52 pm UTC

cemper93 wrote:
Dthen wrote:Can't the Kindle read epubs?

No, unfortunately it can't.
You can convert epubs to something they will read, though. At least according to the internet. I haven't tried.

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-read- ... ur-kindle/
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Postby Angua » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:15 pm UTC

When I was cycling into town today, I was going down a residential road with cars parked on differing sides of the road. As I was passing a car on my side of the road, and a car was coming in the opposite direction (just passing a car parked on their side of the road), a crazy taxi driver tried to over take me! I shouted 'what the hell' at him, then he slowed down to get behind me and let the other car pass.

Seriously, not sure what is it about that bit of hill, but that's the same place a bus started pulling out while I was passing it (it was near the top of the hill so I was cycling pretty slowly as I went by because they definitely weren't signalling to move off when I started going past it). That time all I could manage was a breathless 'hey' which luckily he heard as he had the window open.
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Postby azule » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:55 pm UTC

When a person tries to help another on the computer...the least the other person can do is clear their bad web history. *depressed*
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Postby Dthen » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:17 pm UTC

cemper93 wrote:
Dthen wrote:Can't the Kindle read epubs?

No, unfortunately it can't.


Wait, what? An ebook reader that can't read ebooks? That seems like a poor design choice.
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Postby azule » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:22 am UTC

Why are all these fast-food joints asking for my name? I'm much more comfortable being a number. If I go to a fancy restaurant they don't ask for my name. Even Carl's Jr. brings food to my table and they don't ask for my name. But Burger King, Taco Bell, and Jack in the Box do.

The problem are things like, getting my name wrong, or having the same name as another customer, having the name called out wrong (different than the first one, maybe a different person calling). Funny anecdote, I said no thanks to them using my name, the next person willingly said their name and cashier wrote it down wrong and couldn't fix it. The person even had to say their name twice or more. That kind of things sucks. I give you money, you give me food. We're not dating. :P

I figure there must be some reasons behind this. Anyone know or can speculate? I think they're trying to appear more friendly/human. *blech* Or, some people don't respond to the numbers well not remembering their number. I think it's simple, just give the option and don't fight it. Someone says "no thanks" then simply call out the number. I'm order number #18 and that's how I like it. :evil:
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Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:29 pm UTC

I would assume that it's because people don't want to be a number.
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Postby Adacore » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:48 pm UTC

I've never been to a fast food restaurant or coffee shop that asked for my name, in Europe or Asia (I've don't remember going to one in America). The only places I've used names have been sit-down restaurants when reserving tables.

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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:55 pm UTC

azule wrote:Why are all these fast-food joints asking for my name? I'm much more comfortable being a number. If I go to a fancy restaurant they don't ask for my name. Even Carl's Jr. brings food to my table and they don't ask for my name. But Burger King, Taco Bell, and Jack in the Box do.

The problem are things like, getting my name wrong, or having the same name as another customer, having the name called out wrong (different than the first one, maybe a different person calling). Funny anecdote, I said no thanks to them using my name, the next person willingly said their name and cashier wrote it down wrong and couldn't fix it. The person even had to say their name twice or more. That kind of things sucks. I give you money, you give me food. We're not dating. :P

I figure there must be some reasons behind this. Anyone know or can speculate? I think they're trying to appear more friendly/human. *blech* Or, some people don't respond to the numbers well not remembering their number. I think it's simple, just give the option and don't fight it. Someone says "no thanks" then simply call out the number. I'm order number #18 and that's how I like it. :evil:

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Postby Fractal_Tangent » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:09 pm UTC

I *hate* being put on the spot for academic questions. I am bad, bad at mental arithmatic. I normally check my own work and spot about 15 mistakes. I *hate* being looked at expectantly for answers. Brings out all the anxiety to the forefront. If I tell you that I don't know, I literally cannot think of the answer for you. My brain is doing a loop of this:
'ARGH WHY HAVE YOU PUT ME ON THE SPOT? NOW EVERYONE WILL KNOW THAT I'M STUPID! I'M STUPID! EVERYONE ELSE KNOWS! JESUS CHRIST WHY AM I SHAKING?'
What my brain is not doing:
'So if you have an increase in X, this is related to y and so blahblahblah answer.'

To help sometimes lecturers will say 'It's simple' and then my brain does this:
'JESUS CHRIST IT'S SIMPLE? WHY CAN'T I GET IT THEN? IT'S BECAUSE I'M STUPID, RIGHT? THAT'S THE ANSWER HERE.'

Sometimes after a particularly long awkward pause where I'm attempting to wrap some sense around it I get 'help' from someone sitting next to me whispering at me the answer. Then brain reaction:
'WHY HAVE YOU JUST TOLD ME? I WAS ABOUT TO GET IT! ARE YOU RUBBING IN THE STUPID? BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T WHISPER QUIETLY, IF I NOW SAY THE ANSWER, EVERYONE WILL THINK IT CAME FROM YOU AND CONTINUE TO THINK THAT I'M STUPID'

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Postby Diadem » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:07 pm UTC

azule wrote:(And "vader" means father. Darth Mader. I'll show myself to the exit for sexists....)

The feminine form would be "Darth Moeder". But that doesn't quite have the same ring. Perhaps we can borrow from German instead. Darth Mutter sounds kinda awesome.
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Postby azule » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:37 pm UTC

Probably not a helpful suggestion: Darth Motherfucker. :mrgreen:
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Postby gmalivuk » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:10 pm UTC

azule wrote:Darth Vader is a guy, not just a "darth" person.
I'm pretty sure literally everyone in the world knows Darth Vader is a guy.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:48 pm UTC

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azule wrote:Darth Vader is a guy, not just a "darth" person.
I'm pretty sure literally everyone in the world knows Darth Vader is a guy.

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Postby Weeks » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:04 am UTC

Some think he's a robot.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Carlington » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:30 am UTC

He's more machine now than man.
Kewangji: Posdy zwei tosdy osdy oady. Bork bork bork, hoppity syphilis bork.

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Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:26 am UTC

More than meets the eye.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby addams » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:52 am UTC

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azule wrote:(And "vader" means father. Darth Mader. I'll show myself to the exit for sexists....)

The feminine form would be "Darth Moeder". But that doesn't quite have the same ring. Perhaps we can borrow from German instead. Darth Mutter sounds kinda awesome.

Darth Mutter does have a ring to it.

Darth means Father,
Mutter means Mother.

...He's a Clone!! The kid is a Clone!
The guy with asthma said, "I'm your Darth Mutter."
Then he cut off the kid's arm to make more clones.

It is beginning to make sense.
Sure. It hurts to lose an arm.

But, What a complement from your Darth Mutter.
He/She wants a few thousand more, just like you.

Chance in Subjet.
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Angua wrote:When I was cycling into town today, I was going down a residential road with cars parked on differing sides of the road. As I was passing a car on my side of the road, and a car was coming in the opposite direction (just passing a car parked on their side of the road), a crazy taxi driver tried to over take me! I shouted 'what the hell' at him, then he slowed down to get behind me and let the other car pass.

Seriously, not sure what is it about that bit of hill, but that's the same place a bus started pulling out while I was passing it (it was near the top of the hill so I was cycling pretty slowly as I went by because they definitely weren't signalling to move off when I started going past it). That time all I could manage was a breathless 'hey' which luckily he heard as he had the window open.

Oh, Good Grief!
That's not funny.

What can you do?
That sounds like more than simple chance.

Can you walk that area?
Get a Bigger Bike Bell?
Can you get one of those "OOHh-GA" squeeze horns?

It's so unfair!
You are bright, active and working with your mind to change lives in important ways.
It has taken Years of hard work to create you. Some idiot can pull out and end you.

Don't let the third time be a Charm.
Do something else!
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Postby Link » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:13 am UTC

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Postby Quercus » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:15 am UTC

freezeblade wrote:Anyway. Rant? At work, the "hurry up and wait" aspect of the job is killing me right now.

I work my arse off to get something done (all my other projects are on hold until the new direction is decided), and now that it's done I have nothing to do but sit here as my boss presents my work to the higher ups, to see if I get the thumbs up or thumbs down.

stressful.


Doesn't really help with the "hurry up" part, but for the wait part, it sounds like it's side-project time. Do you have any skills which you wish you had, but haven't had the time to develop (ideally ones at least tangentially related to your current job so you can justify spending work time on them)? It beats twiddling your thumbs while you wait for more "real" work.


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