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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Magnanimous » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:02 pm UTC

Giant Speck wrote:I've gained ten pounds since July. :(

I know money can't buy happiness, but you should probably stop buying marshmallows.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Giant Speck » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:54 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:
Giant Speck wrote:I've gained ten pounds since July. :(

I know money can't buy happiness, but you should probably stop buying marshmallows.

I don't eat them; I rub them all over my body OH GOD YES.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Amie » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:32 am UTC

Giant Speck wrote:
Magnanimous wrote:
Giant Speck wrote:I've gained ten pounds since July. :(

I know money can't buy happiness, but you should probably stop buying marshmallows.

I don't eat them; I rub them all over my body OH GOD YES.

And let someone else eat them? :D

If only my boyfriend would do this...
Summer is miles and miles away, and no one would ask me to stay.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby existentialpanda » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:45 am UTC

Dear computer. It really is nice of you to warn me when my battery is getting low. In fact, it's really quite nice that you pop up a window in front of whatever I'm doing so I can't possibly miss it.

It really isn't nice of you to then turn off the computer two seconds later. I'm flattered that you think I'm fast enough to dig my cord out of my backpack, untangle it, and find an outlet in that span of time, but for god's sake, computer, GIVE ME MORE THAN A TWO-SECOND WARNING. Yeesh.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:44 am UTC

Spoilered for unsolicited advice re: battery warnings:
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It should be possible to set the battery level the warning pops up at. Under Vista and Win7, there are a number of options under Control Panel>Power Options>Change Plan Settings>Change Advanced Power Settings. The most relevant ones are likely the ones listed under "Battery"
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby DSenette » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:20 pm UTC

Amie wrote:
Giant Speck wrote:
Magnanimous wrote:
Giant Speck wrote:I've gained ten pounds since July. :(

I know money can't buy happiness, but you should probably stop buying marshmallows.

I don't eat them; I rub them all over my body OH GOD YES.

And let someone else eat them? :D

If only my boyfriend would do this...

have you asked him to?
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Amie » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:02 pm UTC

I will do when I finally get around to meeting the boy.
Summer is miles and miles away, and no one would ask me to stay.
And I, should contemplate this change... to ease the pain.
And I, should step out of the rain... turn away.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Enokh » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:23 pm UTC

Today I found out that I'm probably going to absolutely hate linux, which just might shoot my IT career right in the face.

I found this out by trying to get Firefox to understand that I have downloaded Java so that I can remote into another server via said browser.

Windows has spoiled me. That is not a sentence that I should ever say.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby podbaydoor » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:34 pm UTC

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

Postby Ptolom » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:34 pm UTC

Enokh wrote:I found this out by trying to get Firefox to understand that I have downloaded Java so that I can remote into another server via said browser.

That sounds like an awful thing to want to do in the first place.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Enokh » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:44 pm UTC

Yeah, I just needed to quickly reference it's settings while setting up "my" server (it's SLES 11, with the primary purpose being to run ZENWorks 11). I'm just. . .not going to do that. So I moved on to OTHER things I'm making little to no progress with.

I really hate this feeling, and I imagine it's the same feeling the people I do tech support for get when using their computers. So at least I have more sympathy for them now.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby DSenette » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:50 pm UTC

i don't touch linux unless i have to...my IT career is perfectly fine
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Steax » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:10 pm UTC

Eh, I forgot about this thread. Blame Minecraft.

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I just don't like the term "girlfriend". There's some negativity about the word that I don't like (apparently due to part experiences). And "fianceé" works, I suppose, but I'm not used to it. So I just call her my significant other.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby a_fuzzyduck » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:01 pm UTC

fiancée is feminine. fiancé is masculine. in auditory conversation you'd get away with it, but not in written words
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:15 pm UTC

Rant the First: My fucking phone. I pick it up and I see that I've got 4 bars out of 4, so strongest possible signal. But as soon as I actually try to do something like browse the web or make a call, those bars very quickly vanish until there's no signal at all. "Cannot connect to the web". BUT YOU HAD FULL SIGNAL 10 SECONDS AGO!!! This happens far more often than I can attribute to coincidence, so I've concluded that my phone is actually sentient and hates me.

Rant the Second: Wow, Bristol City Council are improving my bin collection service? I got a leaflet through the door telling me so. I read on to find out the details of this wonderful improvement. They're going to replace my wheelie bin with a smaller one. That's right, they're reducing the maximum amount of garbage they're willing to take away. But it's okay, because they'll replace my recycling box with a slightly bigger one! Bristol City Cuntsil, listen. That is not an improvement to anyone's bin collection service. That's you shoving your fucking green agenda down our throats again. Sure, reducing the amount of shit that ends up in landfill might seem a noble goal, but you don't seem to grasp the simple fact that some families generate a lot of trash and there's no way to get around that. I live alone and I manage to fill it, and that's with the current bins which you deem oversized. Imagine how a house with a moderately sized family in it must cope. It would help if we were allowed to put recyclable things like cardboard and milk cartons in the recycling box, but apparently that's not allowed for some fucking cretinous reason. You'll only accept things like jam jars and beer bottles which, since I quit drinking and I'm too diabetic to eat jam, I never use.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby felltir » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:24 pm UTC

What you've done is totally not cool.

You have been added to the list.

That is all.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby emceng » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:37 pm UTC

a_fuzzyduck wrote:fiancée is feminine. fiancé is masculine. in auditory conversation you'd get away with it, but not in written words


I guess I have no idea how to pronounce them then. I only have heard fee-on-say. With some emphasis on the 'on'
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Chuff » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:40 pm UTC

emceng wrote:
a_fuzzyduck wrote:fiancée is feminine. fiancé is masculine. in auditory conversation you'd get away with it, but not in written words


I guess I have no idea how to pronounce them then. I only have heard fee-on-say. With some emphasis on the 'on'

That's about right. For most words in french, the gender pronunciations are the same, it's just the spellings are different.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby DSenette » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:43 pm UTC

Chuff wrote:
emceng wrote:
a_fuzzyduck wrote:fiancée is feminine. fiancé is masculine. in auditory conversation you'd get away with it, but not in written words


I guess I have no idea how to pronounce them then. I only have heard fee-on-say. With some emphasis on the 'on'

That's about right. For most words in french, the gender pronunciations are the same, it's just the spellings are different.

and any modifiers or qualifiers used are different. unless they're not
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:45 pm UTC

felltir wrote:What you've done is totally not cool.

You have been added to the list.

That is all.


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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby felltir » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:46 pm UTC

Nope!
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Torvaun » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:57 pm UTC

felltir wrote:What you've done is totally not cool.

You have been added to the list.

That is all.

Either you accidentally added the word 'not' in there, or this isn't about me.

Edit: Or you're being literal, because as kickass as the thing I did was, it was not endothermic.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Jessica » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:50 pm UTC

Do you know what I fucking love about this new building they made us move to? The fact that every day I'm blinded by the sun. Maybe, you'd think they would put in blinds to help, but no. They have some weird fabric that is full of holes and is completely useless in the blocking out the sun department.

I really wish they would put in useful sun shields so those of us unlucky enough to be in window facing desks, wouldn't have to choose between wearing sunglasses inside, or making makeshift blinds out of my desk lamp so I can do my fucking job.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby broken_escalator » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:01 pm UTC

Do you have a union or HR rep you can talk to? For instance, the management here will take their sweet time dealing with ergonomic complaints, but when we get the union and HR people involved results manifest.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Dark567 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:02 pm UTC

Jessica wrote:I really wish they would put in useful sun shields so those of us unlucky enough to be in window facing desks, wouldn't have to choose between wearing sunglasses inside, or making makeshift blinds out of my desk lamp so I can do my fucking job.
Most companies have no shortage of people willing to trade a inner office seat for a window seat.... just as a suggestion.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Jessica » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:19 pm UTC

No to the union rep, no union.
And I can't move, as our team is located in one band of desks, and we can't really change seats. The best I could hope for is one facing the other way, but then I have a similar problem, but instead of blindness I have screen glare.

The problem will be resolved in a few months, through me not working at this office anymore.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby podbaydoor » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:58 pm UTC

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Fuck you, giant zit.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby M.C. » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:03 am UTC

Jessica wrote:No to the union rep, no union.
And I can't move, as our team is located in one band of desks, and we can't really change seats. The best I could hope for is one facing the other way, but then I have a similar problem, but instead of blindness I have screen glare.

The problem will be resolved in a few months, through me not working at this office anymore.


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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby IronicalVitriol » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:26 am UTC

Rant:

People showing up in the middle of the night to crash: Y U NO CALL FIRST? It was a 5-goddamn-hour drive down in the first place.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Triangle_Man » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:16 am UTC

[rant] So apparently I can add having left wing viewpoints to my list of assorted mental illnesses. While I'd need to read the book before making any definite arguments about it, I am already having severe problems with it's central thesis.

Like, what should I do for this? Should I keep reading conservative books until I realize my own delusion? Can I use the thought stopping techniques on my liberal viewpoints like I use them on my OCD? Maybe I can take some Conserverol to help correct my clearly irrational thought processes? Should I go to therapy to figure out how to cope with my mental illness? Maybe I should just go to an asylum for the safety of 'normal' people!

Fuck. That. Mental illness isn't about being liberal or conservative or whatever; it's about having your own mind fuck with you on a daily basis, and you being pulled around like a fucking puppet even when you catch on to it's games.

Why can't people realize that having a different viewpoint from others is not a sign of insanity?!?! [/rant]
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Magnanimous » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:10 am UTC

Clearly the desire for a strong central government stems from childhood unfulfillment. If only liberals' parents had loved them--they might not be so focused on creating a nurturing government.

EDIT: Part of my favorite review:
[...]the author is oblivious to the strong parallels between his blanket condemnation of his ideological opponents via a diagnosis of psychological pathology and the use of identical techniques by Authoritarian governments to punish dissidence as mental illness - the good doctor appears to me based on this work to be exactly the kind of man, wielding exactly the kinds of arguments, that the psychiatric minions of Russian Communism and Chinese Kleptocracy deployed (and still do) to justify the commitment of political dissidents to mental institutions for involuntary "treatment" as a means of punishment and a warning to others: "no sane person would declaim against Soviet government and Communism".

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Angua » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:06 am UTC

I actually want to read that book to see what they come up with, and then do the same to the conservative right.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Menacing Spike » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:00 am UTC

I'm getting tired of the "engineers are soulless robots with no creativity" shit.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Yakk » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:39 am UTC

I don't know about that. Does someone who can't construct the real numbers from set theory really count as having a soul?
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Mousou » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:46 am UTC

Damn you coworkers who don't make new coffee when it runs out! It takes half a minute for crying out loud! I've now had to do it no less than FIVE TIMES PER DAY for the last 3 weeks! And then wait for it to finish before actually being able to drink that delicious, rich brew! GRAWR!! *Mousou needs his coffee* *sulk*

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby bigglesworth » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:52 am UTC

I think along those lines that libertarians were never taught how to share their toys. The equivalent of the toddlers you see refusing to let go of a toy that they've grabbed.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Triangle_Man » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:40 pm UTC

Angua wrote:I actually want to read that book to see what they come up with, and then do the same to the conservative right.

Basically this; I don't buy 'x group is like this because they're insane' type of arguments because you can easily turn them against the person making it, not to mention that it's a sign of that bias that makes people think that their views are 100% rational and logical and everyone elses is motivated by emotion or is illogical or whatever.

Not to mention the fact that the cited review pointed out that apparently totalitarian societies use arguments of mental illness (does this happen?) to stifle discent. Bonus points as both examples given are from Left Wing totalitarian societies (Soviet Russia and China, respectively).
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Menacing Spike » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:00 pm UTC

Triangle_Man wrote:are from Left Wing totalitarian societies (Soviet Russia and China, respectively).


Those societies are/were communist in name only.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Garm » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:00 pm UTC

Triangle_Man wrote:
Angua wrote:I actually want to read that book to see what they come up with, and then do the same to the conservative right.

Basically this; I don't buy 'x group is like this because they're insane' type of arguments because you can easily turn them against the person making it, not to mention that it's a sign of that bias that makes people think that their views are 100% rational and logical and everyone elses is motivated by emotion or is illogical or whatever.

Not to mention the fact that the cited review pointed out that apparently totalitarian societies use arguments of mental illness (does this happen?) to stifle discent. Bonus points as both examples given are from Left Wing totalitarian societies (Soviet Russia and China, respectively).


I hate those books and hate that rhetoric so much. It's not an invitation to dialogue, it's a method of shutting down discussion and making insecure people feel better about their intolerance of another group.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Ptolom » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:08 pm UTC

Menacing Spike wrote:I'm getting tired of the "engineers are soulless robots with no creativity" shit.

I know many robots, and only some of them are used for engineering.


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