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10 years ago
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i washed my shoes by hand, using a bit of laundry detergent.

i've rinsed them out about a dozen times, and they still feel kinda soapy when i let them dry.

what to do?!

[this thread is the opposite (and complement) of awesome things done today ]
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my alarm clock didn't sound today. cause unknown!

so i'll be going for my morning hike in the afternoon...
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> they still feel kinda soapy when i let them dry.

Is it a pair you previously used that protectant stuff on? Because that might leave them feeling oddly silky/slippery...

> my alarm clock didn't sound today. cause unknown!

Most likely cause: You programmed it, and then forgot to turn it on. :-)
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        DISASTER THREAD


i don't know what happened yet
  nothing has happened so far
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> Is it a pair you previously used that protectant stuff on? Because that might leave them feeling oddly silky/slippery...

i can rub my hand on it, and my hand gets soapy. it's not just slick/slippery, it's actually soapy. then they dry all stiff (because they are still full of soap).

> Most likely cause: You programmed it, and then forgot to turn it on. :-)

it was turned on! and the time was correct (and in AM), and the alarms were correct (also in AM).
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> it was turned on! and the time was correct (and in AM), and the alarms were correct (also in AM).

this happened to me yesterday. I don't understand it
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the universe is out to get us, ap
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it's the pirates! they go around resetting people's alarm clocks
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soak them to death with a hose? or would that be bad for the shoes?

also, I think you mean complement, not compliment ;).
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Asemi is right.

also, put them in the oven.
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(1) yet another maintenance van (this one is a sub-contractor) is parked in my parking spot. i even have a sign that says "RESERVED, 803 NELSON STORY".

in the past, i've had msu vans park in my spot. then i call the msu campus police to remove them. :)

(2) someone put terrible things in the laundry room trash can.
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the last time i used roomba, he docked himself like he was supposed to! (he had never done this before.) yeah, roomba! (what happened?)
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1. i went outside a lit and candle
2. the candle went out
3. i picked it up and splashed molten wax all over my bare chest

lr > roombas are cool.
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nestor, it sounds like you know what happened. :o
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molten wax :) that is worse than molten ice but not as bad as molten lava, yes?
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the world made itself august
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what happened?

i don't know what happened, but i think something terrible may have happened.
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the worlds about to make itself september
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yes, the world has made itself september.
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and while it was at it, made itself fall as well
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fall = sept 21

school started today, it was aight, transfer day. most of the transfers were too shy and the loud ones were obsessed with business
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so both of my knees are totally skinned off. did this whilst carrying a girl on my back and crawling across weedy grass on my hands and knees (in a relay race).

wore bandages to school today because they were still bleeding in the morning. when i took the bandages off when i got home they were soaked in pus. gross.

it looks like i have two holes in my knees
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the law is no protection
pics
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i took some but they are hella gruesome

upped in a few
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this pic is megafail but i don't care
i was/am in pain

http://img413.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc1839zk1.jpg

and yes, i have shorts on, they are just rolled up high so they don't touch my scabbies
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the one on the right looks like a crab.
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I am not a robot...
:-|

how did you do that on grass!? it looks awful
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it was a race

= high speed
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FUCK IT WAS HIGH SPEED
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beautiful
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High speed? Sjeez, did you use a rocket engine or something ?!
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rocket sneakers, i want them
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i was crawling on my arms and legs

quickly

actually wasn't wearing any shoes.
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gah 3 hours of sleep, my eyes are stinging

going to have the best nap of my life this afternoon.
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i get paid tomorrow! woo!

i survived four months of summer without income!
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Last night I met a destructive force.

I walk in the front door and there's a bit of a party going on. Laying on the couch was my new roommate Patricia, with her friends sitting on the barstools. She invited me to party and so I agreed.

I heard someone mention that they wish there were a camera so I go grab mine. I'm taking pictures here and there, of the festivities and event. I turn to this one girl and take a picture and she flips out and punches my lens. I guess I shouldn't have done that without asking, but no one objected when I signaled a photo any of the times prior. Just the things she was saying made me realize that she is generally self destructive and doesn't mind being very careless. She also grabbed a pillow from the couch to put on the floor. She was extremely self conscious, to a point that elicits a quick violent reaction.

Anyway the part that sucked more was that she was trying to hit on me and other people were egging me on. I didn't take well to any of this. I already knew she was trouble. Later on some other people were using my camera to take pictures, and once again someone takes a picture of her and she pushes the lens into the persons face who was taking the picture. I was urged insistently to hit that because she was all about me. I was messed up too, but I didn't give in, instead I went to my room and wrote down: SHE IS A DESTRUCTIVE FORCE on a piece of paper.

I took my stuff and went away.
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eek. lens okay?
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I should have said: 'hit that' earlier.

The lens appears to be alright.
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
what a crazy

don't hit that
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I am not a robot...
Danny - I heard these lyrics just now and thought of you and your wild girl!

I think I need my spine cracked
Break my back
C'mon baby take me back
Pinch me, lynch me
Hang me from Ol' Hickory
Sing your songs of peace and love
C'mon baby beat me up
Oh now don't worry
I like it when you hurt me

Ringside - Dreamboat 730
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cursed, but the demons i confronted with dispersed
girls that hate lenses are crazy in the sack
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i woulda hit it, sounds like a good time
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no.

run!
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I fully support your actions, dp.
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i ate some cheese last night, and now i'm in the hospital.

WHAT HAPPENED?!
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nestor
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what?!?!?!?!
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
le fromage de mort
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c'est ca, je ne comprends pas!
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i just got my second-worst bowel obstruction ever from some tillamook extra-sharp cheddar.

i've consumed over 20mg of morphine! i might get discharged tomorrow. but it's imperative that i go to the mayo soon for surgery.

go cheese
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p.s. my number one worst bowel obstruction was caused by meatballs.
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p.p.s. apparently that's not a whole lot of morphine.
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damn. that sucks. even more because cheese did it.
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haha :)

i thought you'd enjoy that.
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I am not a robot...
> i've consumed over 20mg of morphine!

He was swearing, laughing, crawling all over his hospital bed and getting himself wrapped up in the bazillion tubes attached to him. I thought about taking a pic to document it for ttf, but wondered if that might be a little mean :-P
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painkillers... nom nom nom

if i'm ever on morphine i promise pics
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asemisldkfj
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I am disappointed at no pix.
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i think maybe that's not a ton of morphine if taken orally, but if it's taken IV, it's a decent amount.
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I am not a robot...
I've failed ttf :(
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i like how lr doesn't even talk about his drug-induced antics, haha
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> i think maybe that's not a ton of morphine if taken orally, but if it's taken IV, it's a decent amount.

I think that was him talking about it :-P
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well my knees are fixed, scabs are gone too but the skin underneath is really itchy.
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i just took 25mg of benedryl orally and 6mg of morphine IV, and i still can't fall asleep.

so i'm coding on sappho instead. this is gonna be shitty code... :o
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p.s. i'm drinking a rockstar energy drink.
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i'm using my er-6i's on volume 5 out of 25, and i'm about to start screaming along with this song. i think the morphine is working.
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i'm at home (with narcotics and steroids).
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party!
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asemi: I fully support your actions, dp.



Thanks!

Here comes a follow up. Saturday she returns to my house with my roommate drunk yet again. I was downstairs to get some water, from chillin' in my room. She walked in the door and through a hall passing me. While downstairs some of the girls asked if I was hungry, because I was about to get some authentic mexican food goodness(!) in a while. I went back upstairs after getting my water. I was busy watching eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. I heard a lot of loud shit downstairs like crashing noises (even with my larger headphones on, though not superior noise canceling). Then there was this loud sobbing and some exchanged words. A while later things calmed down and I smelled the food so I came out to eat. One of the girls left without saying anything to her friends and my roommate.

Turns out, someone bumped the destructive one, who overreacted to the girl bumping by falling to the ground and injuring herself(?) in the face. So the girl who bumped her left, and she seemed quite nice, though I wasn't able to actually get her name. Sal (a pseudo roomie) took care of business by putting the destructive one in his car and giving her an icepack (my hotdogs from the freezer >:( hmpf!). She was, a while later, taken home.

I ate some good burrito things.
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the law is no protection
you need to eject that drama from your home.
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this destructive one sounds like an ex of mine... danger danger
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People are too wrapped up in their own lives to fuckin live. Shit.
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can't sleep for the second night in a row.
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damn, maybe I got all of your sleep. I haven't been awake for longer than 2 hours at a time for the last 48.
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so something terrible happened to my seedbox while i was out of town.

ntpd was working as usual (/var/log/messages):

[. . .]

Sep 19 18:34:08 euterpe ntpd[548]: time reset +0.246314 s
Sep 19 19:09:27 euterpe ntpd[548]: time reset +0.221317 s
Sep 19 19:44:42 euterpe ntpd[548]: kernel time sync enabled 6001
Sep 19 20:01:47 euterpe ntpd[548]: time reset -0.832365 s
Sep 19 20:01:47 euterpe ntpd[548]: kernel time sync enabled 2001
Sep 19 21:44:29 euterpe ntpd[548]: time reset +0.204418 s
Sep 19 21:44:29 euterpe ntpd[548]: kernel time sync enabled 6001
Sep 19 22:06:57 euterpe ntpd[548]: kernel time sync enabled 2001
Sep 19 22:25:06 euterpe ntpd[548]: time reset -0.160917 s
Sep 19 23:51:38 euterpe ntpd[548]: time reset +0.146113 s
Sep 19 23:51:38 euterpe ntpd[548]: kernel time sync enabled 6001
Sep 20 00:01:14 euterpe ntpd[548]: kernel time sync enabled 2001
Sep 20 00:48:13 euterpe ntpd[548]: time reset +0.201823 s


but the next line isn't until i got back into town and rebooted my linksys router:

Sep 30 21:28:55 euterpe kernel: xl0: link state changed to DOWN
Sep 30 21:29:09 euterpe kernel: xl0: link state changed to UP


after rebooting the router, i still couldn't ssh into the box locally. so i hard-rebooted it:

Oct  1 11:57:41 euterpe syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel
Oct  1 11:57:41 euterpe kernel: Copyright (c) 1992-2008 The FreeBSD Project.
Oct  1 11:57:41 euterpe kernel: Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

[. . .]


so what happened around "Sep 20 00:48:13"? no other logs are telling.
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ntpd died?
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sorry, i forgot to mention that i wasn't able to ssh into my server starting at about the same time ("Sep 20 00:48:13").
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actually i noticed it was down too but figured you took it down while in town. WHAT HAPPENED?
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I like where this thread is going

WHAT HAPPENED?
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interviewed for a position on the investment club executive (at my school)
thought I did pretty well, busted my ass on the presentation.

got the rejection e-mail. damn. just gotta move on...
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
this is different than the internship interview?
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yeah, not as important i guess but i still wanted it.
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
shrug it off like rain on gore-tex baby ;D
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the law is no protection
rough, nestor. that is a good fit for this thread though.
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hehe, i love fitting threads right
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Projector #7 is in pieces right now. Shutter timing belt stretched out and is unusable.


...


And we don't have a spare for that projector.
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I am not a robot...
Puddles...what happened!?
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interviewed for a position on the investment club executive (at my school)
thought I did pretty well, busted my ass on the presentation.

got the rejection e-mail. damn. just gotta move on...



well i'm friends with a guy on the exec who said he might get me in anyway... oh networking
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My life .. what happened?

On a brighter note, I need to get a chick prego. Seriously. I want that hard belly on me.
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that is a terrible idea.
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hahahhaa... agree ^
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i hope you're just talking about the brand of spaghetti sauce gatzby
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Lol. Nope! Yea I got over that about 2 hours ago.
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Tire went flat on my bike, so I was two hours late to work because I had no ride.

Sewage backup caused us to close three theatres.

Which cause a lot of problems for the on-duty projectionist earlier, so we couldn't get the two prints scheduled for a midnight show screened until an hour ago. And still have one to go.

And I have three to break down.

And the manager cut my help, so I'm stuck doing all this alone in addition to fixing the projector that broke yesterday. I'll be here till 3AM at least and that pisses off the floor manager ... who cut my help.


AHHHHHHHHH!
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Shit, I might not have a ride home either.
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Étrangère> Puddles...what happened!?

then with each step i take i be leavin' puddles
[. . .]
everyone drowns when i flood town

[. . .]
i'm depressed and i'm alone
time to forget writing a poem

[. . .]
now in the past year
i've done some of the worst things imaginable


(sage francis, freestyle confession)
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I didn't have a ride home ... so I sat outside of work until 5AM finding one.
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Damn you phi!
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Please don't damn me, I think the past few days have been rough enough.
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
so i caught that spider last night. I left it outside with a lid over the cup so it was being held captive.

When i looked at it in the morning, the cup had millions of scratches on the inside like someone had rubbed heavy sand paper all over the inside. the bottom of the cup was dense with spider webs.

I have a feeling that someone was clawing for dear life to get out of this cup..

WHAT HAPPENED?

spiders don't scratch, do they? :o
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forgot my thinkpad power adaptor at school
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the law is no protection
but what happened to the spider?!

I love spiders.
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i think they do scratch
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nestor

interviewed for a position on the investment club executive (at my school)
thought I did pretty well, busted my ass on the presentation.

got the rejection e-mail. damn. just gotta move on...



well networked my way on, heh.
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on to what?
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investment club executive?
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ap> millions of scratches

were they really scratches, or could they have been webbing?

if the spider-bro was smart, i think he could have laddered his way up the cup with some clever webbing.
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you got rejected and then got it? nice.

lol @ spider-bro
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yeha, i got rejected and then i talked them into it... muahaha
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Replaced the valve core on the rear tire of my bike. Still not holding air, but no noticable leak. Either the stem is bad or the tire is, either way it's going to the dealership and getting fixed. There's goes $100!

:(
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that makes me very glad I have a bicycle on which I can change the tires and tubes myself very easily!
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
I haven't checked on the cup in a few days.. i will when i get home.
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Don't think the girl and I are dating anymore. She hasn't talked to me since Thursday and didn't even acknowledge me at work today. :(
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:(
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
bitches aint shit but hoes and tricks
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damn...work girl. sounds tough.
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
I investigated the cup.. the only webbing occured at the bottom of the cup. The scratches are very curious because they occur in circles around the inside of the cup. I would have thought they would have been made vertically.. strange!

The spider was not harmed! he is probably finding his way back into my apartment as i type...
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set the bro free outside!
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nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
he is!
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\o/
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what the fuck happened to freshies

:(
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Yeah! wtf?
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
I must be retarded.. I don't see a difference
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same here. Retard reporting.
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
...

My brother's cat just walked into my room, pissed on my pillow, and walked off. wtf?
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hahaha

I woke up at 6:15 this morning. I usually don't get out of bed and shower until 6:45 but for some reason I was so out of it that I thought I had to be up at 6:15 (I was wondering why I didn't remember my alarm going off). so I got out of bed, showered, wondered why it was still completely dark outside while I was in the shower, got back in my room, noticed it was something like 6:32, and realized that I had gotten up a half hour early for no reason.
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I woke up at 5:12 this morning.

I commuted to a client until 8:30.

It was dark until around 8.

I love commuting at 5 am.... no traffic, no jerks, just simple honest point a to point b with no chronic stupidity in between.
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10 years ago
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nestor
nestor
woke up, 1ft of snow and trees down everywhere

i took a couple pics but i had to go, they're mad shaky
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10 years ago
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bluet
the ground is all white! :o
Étrangère's avatar
10 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
For once, I'm glad to be where I am :D
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I want snow :(.
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10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I don't like the new manager at work. She tries to micro-manage the booth and doesn't know how to use the radio.
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10 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Is she hot?
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10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Ehhhh ... got a nice rack, though! haha
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
hahaha

it's 32 degrees outside this morning. what happened?
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10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
It was 80 degrees outside today. It was in the 60s yesterday.
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10 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
(a) i have no responsibilities until monday!

(b) i'm having an amazingly good day!
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10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Girl has ignored me for nearly a week, didn't acknowledge me once at work, and has now deleted every comment on Myspace I've ever left her (even before we were dating).

What happened?
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10 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
She was a bitch. That's what.

Bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricks.
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10 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> Girl has ignored me
> What happened?

Classic you-overwhelmed-me-and-I-can't-handle-it response, sorry!

---

7:30am and I am still not asleep...?
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10 years ago
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nestor
nestor
That's exactly what I'm trying to avoid with this socialist. And it's tough.
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10 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Bitches are dumb. Seriously.
andyp's avatar
10 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
some bitches can't handle the passion!!
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10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
> Classic you-overwhelmed-me-and-I-can't-handle-it response, sorry!

I hadn't actually spoken to her in days, aside from a text message or two asking how she was feeling, because she'd been sick.
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10 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
phi_: She probably went back with her dude. Just fuck hoes next time. Very cynical today ...
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10 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
:|
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10 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
ditto to lucas
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10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
And the girl issues pile up:

This girl I've been best friends with forever just told me she loves me.
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10 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Fuckin A man .... Lol.

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10 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Poppin pills at work; cause of pain unknown
phi_'s avatar
10 years ago
r1, link
phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
The girl thinks of us as 'just friends'. Wtf?

(girl from work I asked out)
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10 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
i'm still awake.
ugh, sleeplessness.
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10 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
I'm buying a pregnant girl a fruit basket for her birthday because I'm in love with her ...

WTF HAPPENED?!?!?!
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10 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
babies!
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10 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Bitches be wanting babies.
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10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Film clamp broke while moving Quantum of Solace. I got three reels put back together on the platter. Reels 4 - 6 are in a tangled mess on the floor. This is going to take days. :(


(hey! This bad news doesn't involve a single girl! YAY!)
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10 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
As of today, I have wasted approximately 3.5 entire rolls of 120 film, and I'm hating my life.
lucas's avatar
10 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
my incision is bleeding. :(

i'm thinking about going to the e.r. tonight.
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10 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
:o
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
worst feeling. sorry.
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10 years ago
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bluet
wanted to go to oslo. the bus never came :\
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
last night may qualify for this thread as well.
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10 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
finally some goddamned sunlight is coming...
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10 years ago
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nestor
nestor
the economy.

chances are I won't be working in London again this summer (or NY for that matter... haha)

Toronto it is. Maybe research? Academic finance looks really tempting.
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I was hoping for NYC, too bad. I'll visit you in Toronto!
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10 years ago
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nestor
nestor
haha yes! you honestly should, Toronto can be cool too.

a real what happened from today:

I napped this afternoon with a spoon in my hand (hanging off my bed) to try to prevent me going into REM sleep. I ended up putting the spoon under my pillow and crashing hard... :D
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I seriously will. I have a friend who has a friend in Toronto that she can stay with up there, and I would need a place to stay as well. and someone to hang with obviously.
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10 years ago
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nestor
nestor
I'll be working 90+ hours/week :(

Maybe in late August or May or something
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10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Dropped my helmet ... watched $300 vanish replacing it.
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10 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> I napped this afternoon with a spoon in my hand (hanging off my bed) to try to prevent me going into REM sleep.

Hmm, is this actually supposed to work?
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10 years ago
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bluet
no, because there is no spoon :o
Étrangère's avatar
10 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
snap
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10 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
i came to a crossroads with my illusions
i chose asymmetrical configuration today
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10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
ohmygodwhathappened
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I am awake.
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10 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i am awake.
Étrangère's avatar
10 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Awesome, Phi_
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10 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
got a B- on a project I've been working hard on all semester

suicide bait.
bluet's avatar
10 years ago
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bluet
i counted my computers today. i have thirteen. how did i get so many?
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10 years ago
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nestor
nestor
being awesome!

what counts as a computer though...
bluet's avatar
10 years ago
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bluet
motherboards. i've got 14 cpus
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
that's crazy. I've only got three.
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10 years ago
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bluet
you can have some :p
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10 years ago
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nestor
nestor
gah

I have... six?
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
really?! (@bluet)
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10 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
someone broke my car window, and all they steal is a power inverter.

luckily the gaffer's tape came in handy to tape up the window..
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10 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
fuck california :/
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I'm awake and not really tired. what happened?
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10 years ago
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bluet
really!
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
got anything cool?
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Bank account yestesrday: $12
Back account today: -$4

bwuh?
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9 years ago
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bluet
division by -3
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Why does Chuck (Schwab) hate me? :(

Actually, I found out what it was. I bought food at my work like a week and a half ago, and they just now processed it. LAME.
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
hahaha bluet
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Somehow, I tore off the tripod thread piece on my new toy camera :(
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Someone threw a shoe at the president....
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
...and it was hilarious
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9 years ago
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lucas
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7782774.stm

> I tore off the tripod thread piece on my new toy camera

:(
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Jesus news gets around fast on ttf. I only saw that video (because of my housemate) 10 minutes ago
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Got a frame, acid-free back board, and glass cut to size today. Got home, assembled the frame, was unwrapping the glass, and my roommate lifted up the opposite end to help and snapped the glass in half.

Hard drive crashed, lost all the audio we've recorded for the movie. Had a backup on my brother's computer but he forgot to back it up when he formatted his drive last night. So, 4 days of shooting (and 6 rolls of film) is useless unless we want to spend weeks ADR looping.
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9 years ago
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lucas
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:(
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9 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Damn bad beats.

Sorry _phi. I had to walk home from a Park and Ride while hung over. yay!
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Lesser ordeal, but it made me laugh so hard. I bought a cheaper frame today (same price as the glass that broke) and mounted a poster in it ... and discovered I mounted it upside down.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
almost cried three times during class
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
terrible things happened while i was walking to class this morning. i had to go home and miss class. :(
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
:o
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9 years ago
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bluet
:oo
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9 years ago
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bluet
:oo
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9 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
1) Grandfather is in the hospital, and delusional. Yesterday he thought my brother and I were demons who finally came to collect his soul so he could atone for his sins.

2) Mom and I have been not speaking for nearly a week. I have to move out, too, as it turns out.

3) Girl who was madly in love with me--her words--for the past few months, was just playing me the entire time. Thus leaving me with terrible feelings of betrayal and distrust.

4) Managers at work have decided that I'm the enemy of the workplace. Nothing quite like a scapegoat to blame all their problems on, no?

All within the past 5 days. Shoot me now.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Woh. I'm sorry, phi_

*hug*
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
eek, that sucks phi_. hope it all works out.
 
9 years ago
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dbrown
oh man phi_, i have no words...
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9 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Yea that family thing is horrible. I'm sorry man.
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Well, I found some roommates, we're going house shopping soon so that section will be resolved soon.
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Grandfather died this morning, almost the instant we took him off the respirator.

What happened?
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
sorry to hear that, phi_. hope things start looking up soon!
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i just spend 2.5 hours on organizing. i have a ps due in 3.5 hours. :|
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9 years ago
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bluet
what's a ps?
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
problem set. sorry!
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9 years ago
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bluet
oh. good luck, then :)
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
ate a scallion pancake, up at four thirty in the morning shitting so bad I just had to take a shower. work better be canceled tomorrow (it's snowing here).
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
shit, son
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
work was delayed until noon. not bad.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
"MSU Alert: Please avoid downtown Bozeman. An explosion at 215 E. Main has destroyed a building and caused a large fire. Authorities have evacuated a 2-block area."

-text sent from my school
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Here's a picture of it

The R Bar and Boodles (two of Bozeman's most popular bars) are totally gone. I guess it was a gas explosion.
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
AWESOME

...

What's that white shit everywhere?
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Yeah, we get a lot of that white shit in Montana.
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Weird. It's 80 outside down here.
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9 years ago
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lucas
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Downtown Rocked By Explosion
By Chronicle Staff

An explosion apparently caused by a gas leak Thursday morning leveled a downtown building, sent debris and flames towering and shattered glass windows blocks away.

The extent of injuries was unknown.

Emergency workers evacuated a three-block radius from the explosion that was centered apparently at Boodles at 215 East Main St., at about 8:30 a.m. Witnesses on the scene reported that Boodles and the Rockin R Bar next door were both severely damaged.

Flames were still rising from the building at about 9 a.m., and the Bozeman Fire Department was leading the emergency response. Bozeman police, Gallatin County sheriff’s deputies and the Montana Highway Patrol were also on the scene.

Witnesses in the area reported seeing debris fly three times the height of the two-story historic building. Glass windows on downtown storefronts two blocks away were shattered by the blast.

City officials were centering their investigation on a 12-inch gas line that runs a half-block north of Main Street, although the exact cause was still unknown.

School District officials reported that Hawthorne Elementary School — the nearest to the area — was not damaged and that all students were safe. They urged parents to stay away from the downtown area.

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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Some really beautiful photos by my classmate Kevin Ludwig:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4Ys_boZzTeI/SbB0Vl7 … 7A0507.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4Ys_boZzTeI/SbB0VVp … 7A0549.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4Ys_boZzTeI/SbB0VPY … 7A0599.jpg
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9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
damn, we saw all the smoke as we drove past bozeman on our way to south dakota and wondered what the fuck happened.
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9 years ago
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lucas
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they found a woman in the rubble. it should be the only casualty.
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9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
was she the last missing person? the last i heard about it they were still missing one person.
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
she was the only missing person and the last.
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
sucks.

i'm crazy sick.
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9 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
RHCE ripped me off.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Are you feeling better, nestor?
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
sort of. i slept really well last week. st patricks day was crazy rough on me though, drank a whole 750ml of jamesons
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9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
yeeeeeeeah jameson.
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
ups is trying to deliver my package in dfw!

http://cloudfront.wingedleopard.net/lucas/tmp/ups.png
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
hahaha
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9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
haha i used to pull shit like that when i worked at fedex
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Dreams happened. Wonderful things with terrible feelings. :(
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
my roommate/bff got laid off today :(.
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9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
my awesome boss got fired totally out of the blue today. he was with the company for 9 years as the head of the publishing department, and he just got canned this morning. everyone was crying.

also one of the photo stylists quit yesterday

i talked with my boss about quitting my job as well.. i think i will be done on may 1.
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
this recession is hitting too close to home.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Suddenly, splitting pains in the small of my back!
Someone! Come step on me! :-\
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Once again my rear tire went flat. Had to tow it up to the dealership. :(
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Rear tire on...your bike?
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Yeah, sorry. Should have clarified.
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9 years ago
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lucas
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2.5 years ago, she laughed as she told me that her mom wanted to marry her off.

today, she told me that she's married.
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i have net 2 hours left to study! D:

... unless i choose to sacrifice sleep.
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
one of my paintings is damaged! i wonder if i did this in transit to the upheaval show, or if the upheaval staff did it while handling them.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
What happened to it?
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
it got some white stuff on it. i got it off with some water and light rubbing, luckily.
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9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
my mini sdhc card got shipped from California, has gone to Kentucky, and finally making it's way back to butte, mt!
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
>6" of snowfall in the past 36 hours. On the roads, it's 6" of slush. :(
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9 years ago
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lucas
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i think it was 10" this morning.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Woke up 13 minutes before I had to open the store, today. :-\
Luckily it only takes 3 minutes to walk here!
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
10" of rain last night. Still raining hard. They're talking about evacuating Bear Creek (neighborhood a few miles from mine) because the flooding is getting so bad. Work had to shut down three theatres and had to have plumbers come in to get the kitchen working again. Crazy!
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Only print of Star Trek. First public showing, interlocked (playing in two theatres simultaneously), and it wrapped and broke. Shredded a few feet of the film to hell. By the way, both theatres were sold out. Yay.
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9 years ago
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bluet
Murphy's law happened.
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Figured out what happened afterward... a small sliver of rolled up masking tape got caught on the film, so when it tried to go through the brain, it brought an extra loop of film through, causing much fun.
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9 years ago
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lucas
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one of my rolls of film is scratched on the emulsion side of numerous exposures. i wonder how this happened! it wasn't shot with my new camera, so i know it's not the camera's fault. maybe i did it when i was washing it (vigorously).

:(
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
wow that must have sucked phi

i think i'm going to see it tonight
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Woken up at 9AM (keep in mind I work 6pm to 1am, and go to sleep between 4 and 5am) to, once again, my brother and his current fuckbuddy going at it.

Took a shower, then my deoderant stick fell apart leaving me without any.

Went to the corner store for a pack of smokes, but card was declined. Went online to check my bank account and all my money was spent last night. Last night I was chilling at a friend's and left my wallet at home.

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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
time to use that knife you store in your boot
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9 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Came home from a house warming party and told my parents I would buy their house from them ....

wow. Very wow. ... WTF
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
That was a confusing comment
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
i got roped into doing the 'vending machine challenge'

http://www.dealbreaker.com/2008/05/bigger_than_bear_1.php
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
you get roped into doing a lot of strange consumption challenges...milk, vending machines...
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
you did it successfully?

how long did you spend on the toilet afterwards?
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
no, it's on for friday afternoon

and yes, my size lends me to excel in consumption challenges (6'3" 205+ lbs)
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9 years ago
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lucas
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got a $400 bill from a hospital for a december visit to the e.r.

what is going on with my insurance and this idiotic health care institution?!
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9 years ago
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Went to the interview ... to be told they aren't hiring, and everyone seemed confused I was there.

Then a bird shit on my phone (sorry asemi!).
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9 years ago
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nestor
i know it doesn't fit the thread, but i've had so many encounters with rude people today.

pretty annoying
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9 years ago
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phi_
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Got fired ... the day before my last day.
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9 years ago
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the law is no protection
doesn't that mean you can get unemployment now? dunno how it works in TX, though.
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9 years ago
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nestor
well that beats mine phi :(
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9 years ago
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I looked up ... I don't qualify because I was fired for being late.
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9 years ago
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the law is no protection
oof
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Sorry phi_, they sound like bitches.
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9 years ago
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They are. Fuck 'em! I'm having a grand ol time not having a job or money (only a partial paycheck last week due to my trip to Wichita, so I'm broke till Tuesday @ 9PM).

The only times I'm ever really happy are when I'm broke and stinky. I know who my friends are then, and we have a blast.
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9 years ago
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So, since being fired, every night before going to bed I clean up the kitchen and living room. I mean, sweeping, sanitizing counters, cleaning the burners, etc...

Mom asked me to water the backyard today, and I asked my brother to do it because I had a shoot to leave for. My brother pretty much just ignored me and didn't do it. Mom calls me up furious because I didn't do it. I mean, angry. Like, beyond yelling. *sigh*

And our guy flaked on us so we don't even have a place to shoot today. But everyone is ready to shoot, which is a nice first.
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9 years ago
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So, yeah ... Mom won't speak to me right now.

To add insult to injury ....

My better half and I haven't really talked in the past week. She's been giving me one word SMS responses and ignoring my phone calls. So, I haven't even tried for the past three days or so. This has got me in a funk anyway, but my buddy (producer/writer of the short we were working on, who is friends with her) told me today they've been talking a bit lately and she wants to hang out with him before she moves to Austin. Apparently it's soon. W-T-F
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9 years ago
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that's kinda immature :/.
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Yeesh, sorry to hear about the mom drama. :-\

But about the girl....a friend told me once that you should keep trying for the connection you want until you don't want it anymore. I think this is generally good advice.

So, Phi_, do you still want it?
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9 years ago
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> a friend

which friend?
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9 years ago
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Mom just yelled at me for getting a free bicycle because I'm still paying for my motorcycle. ???

And I'm not sure if I still want the connection, she's caused so much pain and grief the few years I've known her I'm not sure it's worth it. But that may just be me being angry.
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Take your time.
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9 years ago
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thought it would be an easy night at the office, maybe watch the new episode of weeds tonight..

no, i stayed until 3am.
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9 years ago
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nestor
i need some new hobbies. i feel like i've abandoned a lot of the stuff i used to do and as a result i'm less interesting :(
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9 years ago
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So do I. I've spent too much time on school lately. :\

I want to start programming again.
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
> i feel like i've abandoned a lot of the stuff i used to do and as a result i'm less interesting :(

I hear ya
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9 years ago
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nestor
worked 98 hours last week. gd restructurings
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9 years ago
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:o
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9 years ago
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:/ re: hobbies. I can never seem to stick with any of them. I've got a moped. wicked fun to ride, but I don't have a great area to work on it in (I have to do it in the street in front of my house) so I don't do that much. I've got a keyboard but almost never play it because I just kind of lack the motivation or desire most of the time.

I guess I've still got bikes and computers. I work on and ride my bikes fairly often. computers I get kind of burnt out on because of my job, but I am still comforted by a shell prompt.

I'd like to get into woodworking and carpentry a little bit. at least to the extent I need to in order to build a couple of bookshelves.

this seems like it might warrant another thread.
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9 years ago
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agreed. i need to seriously pursue some stuff. i really like making myself competent in all sorts of fields.
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9 years ago
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good luck with the bookshelves

in february, i learned that fine wood can only be purchased unmilled, so widths vary per board. thus, to make decent furniture, you need access to a planer.

also, fyi, for fine wood, thicknesses are expressed in quarters ("six quarters," not "two by" like construction lumber). so if you go to purchase some, you can avoid sounding like an idiot like i did.
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9 years ago
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.. i guess you could hand plane.. ..

:|
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9 years ago
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excellent tips! thanks, lucas. what do you mean by "fine wood"?
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9 years ago
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i think there are different grades of wood. if you go to a lumber yard, the wood will almost always be too bowed to use for precision work like furniture. also, lumber yards carry mostly pine, and they mostly carry sizes of board that are useful to building construction.

so if you want other types of wood, wood of larger sizes, or wood of higher grade, you'll need to source your wood elsewhere. a place like this will have many thicknesses of boards, many types of wood, and furniture grade wood. check out that stock list.
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9 years ago
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there was a massive, smeared pile of dog shit on the sidewalk in front of my house when I got home from work today. it took three buckets of water to wash it off of the sidewalk. what happened?
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
That poor, poor pedestrian...
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9 years ago
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it looked like the dog dragged its ass on the ground AND someone stepped in it. pretty horrible. the smell multiplied by like a hundred times when I poured water on it.
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9 years ago
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OMG .... Lol. Poor doggy. Sometimes it hurts them to take a shit like that. We've all had that same experience.
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9 years ago
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not everyone--evidently there are perfect poopers out there
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9 years ago
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No raises ... damn this blows.
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9 years ago
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the law is no protection
...
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I was scheduled to receive my 10-20mm lens yesterday afternoon. I was working, so I couldn't sign for it (signature was required for delivery). Upon arriving home, I didn't see the usual "UPS attempted to deliver a package" slip on my door. Instead, the box was just left there, with a large dent in one corner.

I'm extremely disappointed with UPS.

Fortunately the lens wasn't damaged.
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9 years ago
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That's pretty shitty, Etrangere. Slap your UPS guy.
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9 years ago
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ups employees sometimes dent packages for fun, especially in billings.

just ask chiken. :)

how do you know that a signature was required?
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I read it on the shipment confirmation page.
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9 years ago
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my guts keep 'sploding D:
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9 years ago
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woke up at 8:58 am to my phone ringing, either slept through 2 alarms or snoozed both

terrible
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9 years ago
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hope you're OK, lucas.
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9 years ago
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thanks. i'm doing better this morning.
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9 years ago
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Same thing happened in FedEx. My Mac Pro box has a hole on the side.
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9 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
yeah, at the smaller terminals, shit gets tossed around way more than at hubs (like billings).

good times when your working, shitty for the customer :P
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9 years ago
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it's august. :(
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9 years ago
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yeah, wtf july. it rained for literally like 28 days of july here, effectively killing the entire month.
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9 years ago
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Lucky bastard.
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
I dunno, Chiken, I heard the Fedex in Billings has a person whose job is to repackage parcels that were so badly damaged their original boxes fell apart... :-o
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9 years ago
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that doesn't mean that they were damaged at billings.

but i don't think that chiken meant that billings is a hub. i think the parenthetical statement applied to the whole sentence.

``yeah, at the smaller terminals, shit gets tossed around way more than at hubs. (like billings.)''

but maybe he did mean that billings is a hub. i don't know.
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9 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
So my boss wanted me to work this weekend on the AD roll out that's like a week behind schedule now due to it not going perfectly as planned ( cause you know, that was totally going to happen ). I ended up doing practically nothing for him due to other obligations.

I think he's angry at me now. Personally, I could care less as I don't get paid enough to give a shit on Saturdays.
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9 years ago
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if this was Facebook I would like that post.
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9 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Apparently I made too much money to qualify for federal and state help with college costs. I can get an unsubsidized loan, though! Wee.

:-/
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9 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Yeah... yeah america.
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9 years ago
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Wooo ... 'mehrica! FUCK YEAH!

(Though, in reality, the only reason I care is because it would save me money/time. I don't mind too much because < teenager > fuck the government < / teenager >.)
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9 years ago
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Martin
I left my 2 month old iPod nano in my pants and washed them :-(
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
eeek I lost my shuffle at a wedding... my god did I get tanked that night.
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9 years ago
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planned network outages on campus. D:<

i can't connect to the library proxy, so i can't keep on tearing up journal articles. D: D: D:
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
on a boat
20 shots
strip club
more drinks
-- unknown --

worst hangover of life
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9 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Spent three hours walking around private property about 10 miles away ...

On the way back, started getting sick ... couldn't hold myself upright and nearly crashed my mother's car. Tried to pull over, but ended up puking all over the steering wheel and door panel. Spent half an hour hanging half out of a car puking onto the road.

Not one person stopped.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
jesus, phi_, what the hell were you doing?
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9 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Looking back, I think it was dehydration and overheating. I had some water to drink while out there, but it wasn't much. And when you spend over 3 hours in 95F, 99% humidity, mosquito-infested anything it'll take a lot out of you...

My friends thought it was hilarious.
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
right up until the next time they step into your vomit-reeking vehicle :-o
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9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
i got finger printed today by homeland security/billings police department. guess my future plans of growing a grizzly beard, wearing aviators, and becoming the next big "crazy serial killer who lives in montana" have just gone down the drain.
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9 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Chiken not really... as it turns out even with a full fledged federal manhunt they couldn't find the unibomber in the woods and they knew pretty much exactly where he was.

All those databases, and fingerprints, and what have you are pretty much useless if there aren't any checkpoints to take advantage of them.
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9 years ago
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what'd you get fingerprinted for?
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9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
unescorted access to secure areas at our airport.

gonna be learning to drive the tugs and guide the planes.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
what happened...to August!? http://ciew.wingedleopard.net/2
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9 years ago
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Soon to arrive!
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
one word to describe last night: salvia.

Holy god. Never again.
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I got finger printed yesterday for my next job... and they collected my pee too.

Contract work at a solvent financial.... go figure.

I also celebrated with steak and french fries... good times.
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9 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
mmmmmmmmmm steak.

> Holy god. Never again.

"torture chamber" hallucinations?
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9 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I just don't like being unable to control my thoughts and sights ... it was unnerving. Wasn't a bad experience, though.
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
My old roommate's one experience with salvia included a hallucination that the paint texture on the walls were streaming up and gathering in a big pool on the ceiling just above his head. He was terrified the added weight would make the roof fall in and crush him.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I tried it a few times in high school and experienced nothing out of the ordinary, save for a perceived heightening in my sense of sight, taste, and touch. I think I had a giggle fit for the first ten minutes one time, too.
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
A customer (not the same mentioned in "quote lines many!") gave me a nickel today. But instead of dropping it into my open hand (like a normal person), he sort of smeared his palm down the length of my hand until the coin stopped between my fingers.

what the fuck.
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9 years ago
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a window clerk at the post office did that once when giving me change

i think he needed some human contact (or he was into me)
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> i think he needed some human contact (or he was into me)

I think my guy was fishing for a reaction. He wasted a lot of time with cryptic responses and hanging around.
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9 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Sounds like a wormhead...
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9 years ago
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After about 2 months of pleasant living at my mom's, she decided she'd had enough of that and flipped out because dinner wasn't finished cooking when she thought it should be and decided to throw a fit and yell at me. I thought this was all behind us, but I was wrong.

Two of my friends were over at the time (they've witnessed this many, many, many times) and were scared. They are both now committed to helping me find a job and even both offered to put me up just so I don't have to live here anymore ... and I think I'll take 'em up on it.
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9 years ago
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sounds intense.. and unpleasant.
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9 years ago
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I suppose unpleasant is as good a word as any. It wouldn't be so bad except my brother is somehow immune to her wrath. He openly has sex all the time and creates messes left and right, he lies around and bitches about food not being made and so on. I clean the kitchen, living room, and breakfast area every day, I make dinner about 75% of the time, I do all the shopping for her so she doesn't have to, take care of my dogs, etc etc etc. Yet, I'm somehow the worst son ever.

Now my former better-half is on another one of her rants and moods that I'm ignoring her and how I treat her so terribly ... I'm sorry bitch, but you don't get to behave like that when you quit talking to me and FUCKING LEAVE TOWN.

I'm already a month behind on my bike payments, and don't see how I'll be able to pay for it this month. My phone is about to be shut off on top of this (thankfully, if I'm near WiFi I can just use GV).
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
I feel for you, phi_, I've experienced a similar situation.

BUT

I theorize that the reason she expects more from you is likely because you have historically been the more reliable of her two children. Would you say that's accurate?
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I've had a headache for two days straight, and nothing has helped. :(
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9 years ago
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> Would you say that's accurate?

I would say that's more than accurate, but I don't see how that applies here. It doesn't seem to matter that I have been doing well, just that I delayed dinner a few minutes and she flipped out. Before that, it was because my bike got a flat tire. And so on. I'm not doing stupid things, I'm not fucking up, shit just happens and I get yelled at and made so uncomfortable that I leave my house.
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9 years ago
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She sounds like a child.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Are you the only one she has to rely on?
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
No. She doesn't HAVE to rely on anyone. But my brother and I both live there, if that's what you're asking.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
yeah, that's what I'm asking. I didn't know if it was the sort of situation where she needs someone to live with her because she can't take care of herself or not.
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Aside from hacking her lungs up from 30+ years of smoking, she's perfectly healthy. My brother and I just live there because we're broke.

I think it may be mood swings ... she's about old enough to be going through menopause.
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9 years ago
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Well, I had my term paper due today. I took my laptop to the library so I could copy the paper to my flash drive and print it off before class. Well, my USB ports no longer work! What a great time to find that out. My WiFi card is dead, too, so I can't connect to the school's AP to at least e-mail it to myself and download it on a library computer.

Today was a fun day.
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9 years ago
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wow. that sucks
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9 years ago
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I am not a robot...
How did you end up getting it printed?
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9 years ago
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i taught an econ class today, and a kid in the back kept making distracting faces. i couldn't tell if the faces were his response to me, or if he was in pain himself.
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9 years ago
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Is this the first time you've taught a class?
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9 years ago
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Martin
If I remember correctly from looking at Lucas' resume some time ago, he taught quite a few classes...

This was a pretty big WTF for me:
http://www.daemonforums.org/showpost.php?p=26 … ostcount=1
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9 years ago
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Wtf, cs? Odd...

Etrangere: it involved a mad dash home so I had access to wired net connection, and being late to class.
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
The Gmail app for my G1 currently has an inbox count of -1. Not distressing, just weird.
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9 years ago
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> Is this the first time you've taught a class?

this is the third year i've done the exact same lecture. otherwise i haven't lectured much, i've just done grading and held office hours.

bummer, cs.
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9 years ago
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lost my car keys at school at about 6pm. went to the lost and found in my dept at 8:30 and they haven't turned up. i'm a bit worried someone could have recognized me, picked them up, and will steal my car tonight, but otherwise i'm hoping a janitor picked them up and will return them tonight. :\
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9 years ago
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Left my helmet in my classroom. Ugh. Wtf. That's $400 down the drain if someone doesn't turn it in.
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9 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
speaking of terrible-lost-things, I lost my memory card case at Burning Man...with all my photos of course AT THE VERY END.
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9 years ago
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bluet
Ouch, dannyp. That must hurt.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
sadfaces all around
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9 years ago
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to continue the trend, i am missing something.

i went out to breakfast today, and i left my brown file folder on the counter. when i got home at 2pm, i realized this, and i called them. i told them to just put it in the hallway on one of the vending machines.

i went back at 6pm, and it was nowhere to be found in the hallway. i assumed it would be safe there because it's a low-traffic building. moreover, there wasn't anything of value in the folder, just two notebooks, all of my french and poetry assignments, my to-do lists, and some class notes.

i'm hoping that they decided against leaving it in the hallway, or that one of the other shop owners in the building brought it in for safekeeping. i'll go check tomorrow.

:|
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9 years ago
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lucas: Sounds like someone would turn that in ... or maybe someone who knows you found it there?

Helmet was not there today (wasn't able to try yesterday) ... and the campus police weren't in their office, so I couldn't check with them. Outlook is not good.
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9 years ago
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they left it out in the hallway for me, but then someone brought it back in. so it was waiting for me in the cafe this morning. i'm very grateful!
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Awesome!

Found my helmet in the library's lost and found ... at least I found it! haha
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
still no keys

damnit.
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
C-c-c-combo breaker. :(
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
nice, phi!

still missing out on nestor and dannyp reunions
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
How did you resolve your key issue, Nestor? Copied another's house key and used your car's spare?
phi_'s avatar
9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Jacked up my ankle pretty bad on a trail yesterday...
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
yep, went to my grandparent's house, found a spare, quietly got it cut.. all is well.
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
My dad had a late-night flight last night for an 8-year-old kid who tried to kill himself. I guess he almost succeeded. :(
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
:'(
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9 years ago
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lucas
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if people seriously injure themselves in an attempt at suicide, public policy should be to finish them off
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
8 year-olds, dude.
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9 years ago
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lucas
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yeah, maybe they're young enough to be salvageable
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Headache isn't going away. I'm going to vomit.
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Doctor, Etrangere? Seems like you've had that headache for more than just a little while.
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cysticercosis
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
It's a good thing I don't eat/drink poopy pork/water...

And my headache finally went away! (Somewhere in the middle of its 39th hour of existence.)
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9 years ago
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lucas
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you said you didn't use soap as a child

the fecal-oral route is pretty common for infections in africa
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
We boiled and filtered our water, though. :(

I don't remember eating pork...hmm...
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
> We boiled and filtered our water, though.

it doesn't matter if you eat using poopy hands
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I've been distracted for the past few days, so I haven't been able to bitch and moan!

+ clutch cable is wearing out, causing my clutch to never fully engage, so now I risk burning out my clutch each time I ride my bike. Ignoring that, I still can't get the bike to go above 20mph. So I can't ride it anymore until this issue is resolved.
+ of course, having no job makes that difficult. Oh, and now I can only walk places ... so finding a job is gonna be harder than before.
+ GE keeps calling me (~ 12 times a day ... starting at 8:30AM, ending about 6:30PM) asking and bitching about when I'm going to make a payment on my bike. See above statement ...
+ T-Mobile shut off my phone because of non-payment. That's fun.
+ Mom refuses to let me use her car to go to school (and she won't give me a ride) ... so every day I get to walk 6 miles (round-trip) along a street with no sidewalks.
+ Feet are blistered up from a few days of this bullshit ... but that'll disappear soon, so that's not terrible.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> + Feet are blistered up from a few days of this bullshit ... but that'll disappear soon, so that's not terrible.

Yeah! Get those feet in shape!!
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9 years ago
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lucas
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blisters don't imply ugly callouses

.. but maybe 6 miles daily without good socks does
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9 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Yes, I made the mistake of wearing bad socks ... and I realized this when finishing up mile 2.
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9 years ago
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bluet
What socks are good, and what socks are bad? I normally just go for the cute ones.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I feel like I am going to literally explode with anger.

(Bluet, this isn't a response to your comment.)
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9 years ago
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lucas
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> I feel like I am going to literally explode with anger.

why?
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
i have pneumonia
(or something)
maybe the flu.

i have a slight fever, sort of delirious, bad phlegm cough, runny nose, fatigue and pain

going to get me some government healthcare in a few minutes
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
sounds like what I had. it lasted a week :(.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Hope you're resting, nestor.. :-\
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9 years ago
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> What socks are good, and what socks are bad? I normally just go for the cute ones.

i hiked seven miles with a sixty pound pack while wearing white cotton socks, and i got terrible blisters.

then i put on new merino wool socks. they helped the blisters heal quickly and i never got any again on the trip.

merino wool is great. i've had problems with smartwool's quality within the last year, though.
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9 years ago
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bluet
> merino wool is great.

I'll try some merino wool socks then. Or knit some myself. Hmm...

I should probably get some slippers, too, so I don't wear them out at home.
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I have slippers with grippies on the bottom. (so I don't eat shit in the kitchen)
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9 years ago
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bluet
> I have slippers with grippies on the bottom.

That's what I want!
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
They're awesome, and they make tiny sounds when I walk around :D
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9 years ago
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lucas
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some wicked rash is conquering my arms. :(
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
:-\
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
today i was notified that i'm officially fructose intolerant. i looked at all of the candy at costco, and i could only find four things that have very little or no fructose in them: nerds, sweettarts, gobstoppers, and licorice.

i love candy! :(

i guess i'll start making my own.

grumble grumble fructose candy takeover grumble grumble
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I know smarties don't either, but that's not much consolation. I'm sorry for your loss. :(
nestor's avatar
9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
way too busy for fourth year
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
amplification and correction
candy with ≥2% fructose: gobstoppers
more
Chiken's avatar
9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
woke up to find the dog i'm watching is having a massive seizure. then come home to hear that my uncle passed away this afternoon.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I'm sorry to hear that, chiken
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Several hours of stomach pain! I can't sleep. :(
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
:/ feel better
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Thanks :) I do
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
What happened? My throat has been bothering me for four days in a row. It's like something is stuck in the back of my throat, and it makes me have to swallow every 8 seconds or so. No other cold/flu symptoms have presented, but last night I was up until 5:30 am coughing and having problems breathing. Actually I was getting a little panicky.

At one point I ran to the bathroom because I thought I was going to throw up -- not because of nausea but because it felt like something was triggering my gag reflex. I ended up eating a banana and drinking some coke. Seems like the only time I get a little relief is while/after eating.

I don't know what to do about it. :( My whole neck aches from working so much for so long.
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9 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
If you're worried, see a doctor.

I've had the same "stuck-in-throat" feeling during a cold a few times, it's very annoying :(
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
yeah, i've had odd cough-nausea things too. :(
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9 years ago
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bluet
As have I. :(
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9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
I'm about as healthy as an ox. though, I don't really come in to contact with people lately :/
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I'm almost over my once-a-winter cold! And managed to avoid vomiting. \o/

P.S. Hot springs help with congestion.
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
hot baths too
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Our water heater does not support baths. :(
andyp's avatar
9 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
peppermint oil as well
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9 years ago
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Weasley
20 x 10 living
Actually I'm in the bath from the moment it runs and it's not as good at all.
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9 years ago
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nestor
nestor
had what i can only describe as an anxiety attack today. not the greatest - nothing like this has ever happened to me before. might be caffeine sensitivity.
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9 years ago
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lucas
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i couldn't sleep at all last night. i'm going to try to stay awake until 8pm, which is the earliest reasonable bedtime in my mind. (waking up before 4am is absurd.)
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9 years ago
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lucas
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> Our water heater does not support baths. :(

your stove probably does
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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lucas
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alternatively, you could build a bonfire and get some cauldron-style shit going on
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9 years ago
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lucas
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cauldron-style ftw /o/
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> had what i can only describe as an anxiety attack today.

Where were you, Nestor? Did anything in particular trigger it? :-\

> your stove probably does
> alternatively, you could build a bonfire and get some cauldron-style shit going on

I would need to buy a large pot! We did the stove technique all the time in Africa.
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
it is 70 degrees today.
Chiken's avatar
9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
jealous

currently 18, was 7 when i was working
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I don't have anxiety attacks... I'm a nihilist. =P
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9 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
None of my friends want to hear my poker stories :( I just don't want to be a one-note guy. It's just getting harder, you know?
Chiken's avatar
9 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
those bastards!

i've found poker to be a pretty good way of picking up chicks, so don't give up the poker!
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9 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I could make a really bad joke right now involving the phonetics of poker, but I'm way classier than that.
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I just noticed that lucas misspelled complement in the original post of this thread.
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9 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
you> also, I think you mean complement, not compliment ;).
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9 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
hahaha, woops. you didn't fix it!
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
A piece of a tooth just broke off :-(

Sucks. And timing sucks too :(
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8 years ago
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lucas
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:(
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8 years ago
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Fsmart
ugg, i hate worrying about teeth. i had a dream about crumbling teeth.
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
I went to the dentist, and while he was working he let out an interesting "hm" ... And then again ... And then he said "well well" ...

When he turned around to write some notes I jokingly asked "Is the damage still salvageable?" he replied with "Don't worry, we can use anesthesia".

... And that was just for starters ...

I have two appointments of 45 minutes next week :-(
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Oh, and insurance won't cover anything, it'll be around 500 euro ...
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Are you getting a veneer?
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Why do I get all the creepy customers.
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Why do I get all the angry customers?
 
8 years ago
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kubuntux
James
test!
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
What? A new user?!? Holy ...
phi_'s avatar
8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Patio door got ripped off its hinges last night because of the storm ... so I had to spend half an hour in the freezing, wet outside at 230AM to finish disconnecting it so it would stop beating the side of the house.
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
It's kind of exciting though, right? Once, mom got worried our deck roof was going to blow off and made me go out and tie the beams down with ropes hahah
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Man nothing beat the rain storms in "Central" area of Sao Paulo. You could have flash flooding in the city streets. People actually died in a tunnel when the water level rose from like a foot to five feet in a matter of minutes. The city had no drainage and was built to be rained on.

Downright sinister storms. My last time leaving there we left after a 6 month drought broke.... I remember looking out the plain ( about 60 degree vertical tilt if not greater )... and seeing the lightning all around the plane and thinking.... this is incredible... all these people around me a freaking the hell out, but my god this is just amazing.
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
5"? You're kidding. I mean we had some serious thunderstorms during rainy season in Senegal, but it never pooled up like that...

Was it only in the streets? I mean was it a problem out in the country?
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Nah it was the streets not having drainage coupled with sao paulo being subject to mountain rains.
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8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
sleep deprived at 8 a.m., i was standing on a chair, drilling a screw into the wall above my head. forgetting about the tiny crt monitor on the floor, i stepped off the chair and onto it.

end result: a small dent in my end table and denim stains on the crt.

my denim jeans stained the casing of the crt! what the fuck
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8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
What the hell, larz?
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8 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
That's hardcore dye. Made in America :)
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
USA USA USA!
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I get headaches all the fucking time.
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
^ omg haha, I first read that as "I get headaches from fucking all the time"
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
That would suck a great deal.
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Damn it. I read what you said, carpet, then when I went back to re-read my post and check to make sure I didn't say that, I read it wrong, too.
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
I'm glad it's not just me!
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8 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself


I get headaches from fucking all the time.



... Cure: Fuck more.
Chiken's avatar
8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
panic attacks
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8 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
I was running a bit late today. I decided to speed a bit 51mph in a 40mph zone. Apparently a biker cop was behind me cutting in behind a van. This SUV decided to catch up to me and actually he was going faster than me to catch up. The cop radar'd him at 53mph and got pulled over. He told me at the light that I messed up.
lucas's avatar
8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
who told you that you messed up?
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8 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
the police bro, he pulled up next to me at the stoplight before pulling over the SUV.
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Woke up this morning, and our wireless name/password had been changed! What happened!?

Possible answer: My roommate is a fucking asshole.
nny's avatar
8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Pour lye in his eyes.
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
oh my god that's a terrible mental image
lucas's avatar
8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
slumdog millionaire style. i like it.
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I'm surprised you didn't tell me "poop on his face!"
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8 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
There is too much poop on the internet.
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
some folks actually like that poop stuff
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
nny, are you trying to tell us something?
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Scheisse!
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I've always wanted to know how to spell that. Thanks!
nny's avatar
8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
It was either that or "I've got a cup, if you've got a friend."
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8 years ago
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nestor
nestor
*scheiße!
phi_'s avatar
8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
^ this.
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
It's sort of OK to replace a scharfes S with "ss" ... I blame US-centric keyboards and software.
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
ASCII, it's not a suggestion it's the law.
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
haha
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
A coworker got fired because he stole stuff and sold it on ebay.
I can still hardly believe it, he was a nice guy and worked here for 12 years ...
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8 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
:/
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Fuck, I left my keys at the house this morning and I don't have any fucking spares.

Shit shit shit.
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8 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
So like 2 of my friends saw my dick. Then I had a pregnancy scare in the same night. How the fuck does this happen?
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
DaGr8Gatzby, my guess would be it involves you not having a functioning belt.
Étrangère's avatar
8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I would wager a guess that it happened because your dick is always outside of your pants
lucas's avatar
8 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
and you probably don't have a vasectomy
phi_'s avatar
8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I was in a good mood today, a very rare thing ... and then ...

* worked 11 straight hours for an absolute cunt of a manager who makes my life hell.
* ex-(ex-former-better-half) called me and we got into a huge argument, officially killing my good mood.
* I busted my knuckle open the other day, and today I realized it was infected once it started hurting immensely any time I picked something up (which is all I do at work)
* Was bitched at by FIVE different bosses.
* Clutch cable popped out in the middle of the turn and I nearly bit the dust.
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
phi_ harsh man. three day weekend though. grab a six pack and relax.
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8 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I'm never in a good mood because days like yesterday are common to me.

...also, thanks to SMS the ex and I are apparently still in the middle of the argument. *sigh*
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Maybe you should stop talking to her for a while, phi_. Doesn't sound like what you have right now is very healthy, anyway. :-\
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
And I'm sorry to hear about your shitty day...
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8 years ago
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i like large datasets
sounds like you need to dump your girl and quit your job immediately. lifes too short
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8 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I hadn't really spoken to her in a few months ... she just started texting me yesterday and it developed into a fight. Haven't spoken to her since, and won't try. She's kinda hounding me. Lesson learned, though, I won't get roped into another "talk" with her.

And I just moved into an apartment so I actually need the job. But since I'll technically living in a different city (moving to Katy, live in Cypress currently) I'm going to see if I can transfer to a closer store. I don't mind the job, it's the managers that make my life a living hell.
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8 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Something with my auto-pay for my bike note fucked up and I ended up having to pay 3 months of it just now to avoid repossession. So now I can't afford to pay the rent at the apartment me and my buddy were about to move in to, meaning he'll lose the apartment (I was moving in because his girlfriend moved out and he can't afford it solo) ... and I feel like such a shitty fucking friend for letting him down.
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
:(
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I think I might want to go to law school. crap.
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
O.o
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
My bike got stolen ... Again ...
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
bike lock?
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8 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
It was locked.
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Thieves are very skilled at breaking locks and being giant douchebags.
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^ Indeed ...

In any case, insurance ftw. So I don't have to actually buy a new bike. But it is a pain in the ass since I don't own a car and only one bike.
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
=/

A friend had a beat up bike. Pulled the frame from a junk pile ( literally ) added some pretty standard components nothing fancy... got it working. Used it for two years in NYC. He'd lock it up outside his apt ( which generally is a very bad idea ). But the bike was so beat up, and I mean really really beat up... it looked like the frame had been acid eroded all over... no one stole it. In fact some people had often taken it for a derelict and thrown trash in it's basket.

Eventually, someone finally did steal it. Though I can't imagine what down on his luck thief came to the conclusion that, that bike was worth stealing.

Just goes to show... bike thieves aren't stealing because they are poor, or because they are greedy, they are stealing because they are complete fucking jerks without a care in the world for anyone but their own impulse control issue ridden selves.

Favorite stories, my brother's friend an ex marine found a guy trying to steal his car. He slammed his car door on his head a few times before calling the cops.

Other great moment in "news". Guy was working on his car in brooklyn this past winter. Ran inside to get something. Comes out to find some jerk trying to drive it away... except he's wedged it in a snow back. Guy pulls this dude out of the car and basically hits him in the head so hard he snaps the guys neck. Typical "he is such a nice boy, he'd never do anything like that..." follows.
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
...Those stories made me sad.

My roommate's bike was stolen...likely because she didn't lock it. Mine was locked with possibly the most easy-to-snip-through lock still in existence (it, like the bike, is ancient) but is apparently not worth the effort to steal. And I am totally happy about that! \o/

I like my shit-ass bike.
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
P.S. Wow bike insurance. That's serious bikey life right there.
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8 years ago
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nestor
i'm back - now a resident of toronto, ontario. sorry for the unexplained absence!
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8 years ago
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Martin
Welcome back!

Last I remember you were going to India for a vacation ... And now you moved to Toronto?
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8 years ago
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nestor
yeah. i got back from india / ireland on june 18th, then was canoeing in algonquin park. moved to toronto a week ago and started work last monday...
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I know some folks in toronto. It's a great town. Nuit Blanche is fun.
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8 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I'm not going to spend paragraphs explaining why today was fucking awful. The biggest let-down, though, involved my dorm.

I checked in, got my key, went in to my dorm with a buddy of mine living in the next building over and as soon as I opened the door I knew something was wrong. The A/C had been off all summer so it was miserable, but I turned on the lights and looked at what I thought was thread-bare carpeting. I took one step and noticed billows of dust coming up from my foot. Looking closer, I realized the carpet wasn't in bad shape ... everything was covered in mold and mildew.

And they won't move me to a new room because their are no empty rooms, and I have to wait 12 days after class begins (Monday) to even apply for a room transfer. They said they would have maintenance come out ASAP, but they were all tied up dealing with a burst pipe in another building.
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8 years ago
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that's absurd.
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
That's unsafe living conditions. Threaten to call the authorities.
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Fuck phi_, that's just ... fucked up ... Do these people know what the word "emergency" means?
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8 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
My friend living in the building next door saw my room and immediately offered to let me stay with him until my room is cleaned. So that's nice. Except one of his friends is already crashing there for a few days. So three guys in one dorm room. Shit'll get cramped.

If they follow proper protocol I will move into the cleanest dorm in history, though.
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8 years ago
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bluet
Nevermind, rsync was pulling tricks on me.
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
?
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8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Two words: road rash.
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8 years ago
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:[
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8 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I'm sore all over, walking exhausts me, and I'm beginning to seriously fear infection from this little abrasion.

My friend (and occasional poster, bachalon) is ending his relationship with his husband tonight after he gets off of work. This is not going to be a fun night for anyone involved.
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8 years ago
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:[
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
While at burning man I had to pull some dude out of a bar and call medical for him. He was pretty much dead by the time medical arrived... but the bastards saved him somehow. Fucking miracles.

Anyways... just one of many amazing burning man stories.
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8 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Okay, so this is my first time taking an online class and I pretty much just dropped the ball on this registering at the testing center for my test today. (Side note: it's worth 25% of my grade.)

I can't reserve my seat (wtf?) now, and I e-mailed the professor about the whole situation and what I need to do to get it done and this was the response: You’ll have to go to ETC and beg them to let you in. That’ not my business. You have to follow instructions.
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8 years ago
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lucas
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sucks
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
:(
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8 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
had an interview for a NOC engineer position. got my ass kicked. It's funny how you can think you know something pretty well, then 30 minutes later you feel like a complete retard.
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Yeah rabbit holes can go fairly deep. =/ In a real honest to goodness network... there are some serious nuances. That being said... I have yet to work for a company / agency / school with competent network engineers.
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8 years ago
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Martin
Fired up customers' PC.
First thing I was greeted with as soon as Windows booted was uTorrent ...
... with a bunch of porn torrents ...

Seriously, why don't people delete that sort of stuff before they bring in their pc?
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Dude, anything good on there?
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thinks darkness is his ally
> ... with a bunch of porn torrents ...

i have a hard time hating on someone who is so dedicated to seeding
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
good point bdslite. here's to those with a positive ratio.
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8 years ago
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Chiken
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the TA for one of my classes sent out an assignment last night at like 2AM. being buzzed and getting that after thinking you had a free weekend finally is cruel, but then ending the email with "have fun doing homework :)" is just taking it to another level, like shes taunting us or something.
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
she prolly is in fact taunting you.
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8 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
i can't wait to be a ta and do that kind of shit :p
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8 years ago
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the law is no protection
the place I'm interviewing at tomorrow just sent out an email with the term "perspective candidates" in it.
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8 years ago
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> "perspective candidates"

What could it mean? :?
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Sounds existential
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8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I read it so many times that my mind actually started trying to interpret it and completely failed.
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8 years ago
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asemi: what happened to your street ? it's so disjointed!
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8 years ago
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Martin
In older cities this typically means there used to be one road in the (distant) past.

That line in the south does seem rather out of place though. Must've been a strange road ...
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8 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
damn towns not built on a grid
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8 years ago
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the law is no protection
this post has been archived.
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
I think most cities do. I know Seattle does, but they at least tack on cardinal directions to help differentiate above and beyond zip codes...
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Today I left work so late it was dark out. The bike trail at night has 0 lighting. Is next to zero lighting. And my bikes head lamp was not a very comforting reassurance... plus since it's pitch black... and all I can hear is the occasionally movements of animals... ( probably squirrels )... I end up hurtling through the dark...

It was an adventure... one I would rather do with night vision tbh.
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8 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
"Youre not the same john d I loved and i certainly dont own you shit after the months of letting you treat me like this and not saying anything. Im not going to sit and take this anymore."

Yeah ... my weekend is fun. Apparently I'm just no good. Ha!
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
jesus, what did you do
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8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I got kinda pissy the other day. She's fucking crazy sometimes.
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
oh, it's from "the better half"
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8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Yeah.
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Does that mean I'm just half a person? cause... that's kinda cool.
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
"I don't want to be your other half; I believe that one and one make two"

Alanis - Not the Doctor
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8 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Little bro leaves for his first over seas deployment today in Saudi Arabia.
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8 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
my falcon is fried! went to boot up my falcon for the first time since getting it to Pittsburgh and a bunch of capacitors on the motherboard blew!

and finding an nForce2 motherboard for a reasonable price isn't easy. it seems the Asus A78NX boards go for $50-$100. While I love my little falcon, I just can't justify putting that much money into it right now :(
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8 years ago
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Martin
nForce2? That's old. Why would you want a nForce2 board?
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8 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
nforce2 was a solid chipset.

nforce3 was very buggy.

nforce4 is still fairly newish.
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What that a joke?
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8 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
well, it doesn't necessarily have to be nForce2 but something that can run an athlon XP 2800+. just from looking at prices i might be better off just building a new computer :P
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8 years ago
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Martin
What Socket is that? I have a spare Socket 939 A8N mainboard (With CPU & memory actually ...) and I don't know what to do with it ...
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8 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
mmm i think it was socket A (462)
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8 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Got an e-mail from UH yesterday ... apparently I'm ~$1,200 delinquent on my account and if I can't pay it off by MONDAY I'm no longer eligible to enroll for the Spring semester.

I fucking hate this University.
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8 years ago
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Martin
Fuck ...
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8 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
:(
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8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Woman at the Financial Office told me it wasn't her problem, and handed me a brochure for an emergency loan and walked off.

Was denied for said loan.
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8 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Jesus, sorry to hear it phi_

Did you not get notifications previous to this?
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7 years ago
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i tried cleaning out my keyboard with some rubbing alcohol. in the process, i broke a couple of the scissor-style connectors that hold on the small keys (e.g., the arrow keys). to top it off, my left ctrl key is all weird now. it either (a) doesn't work, (b) is always on, or (c) is so sensitive that if i put ANY pressure on it at all, then it turns on.

i called up the support center in atlanta georgia and got some exhausted black dude. i told him what happened, but he didn't really care anyway, because i have the accidental protection plan. he just asked if i tried re-seating the keyboard and how long it's been happening. a new one is on the way.

so then i realized--as long as i have accidental protection, why would i ever bother cleaning my keyboard? it's a fucking endeavor and impossible to do perfectly. i may as well just land a solid warranty and order a new keyboard every year.
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
heh at one job we had a gen 3 dl760. the fucking thing had faulty primary coolant fans. they'd burn out in like a couple weeks. so we had a guy continually calling in the warranty in advance. we ended up with a closet full of spare and dead fans. And that was with us shipping stuff back.
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7 years ago
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the scissor connectors are interchangeable, so i can use them on any keys i wish. the two keys i decided to omit were INSERT and PAUSE/BREAK. such worthless keys
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I <3 the Insert key!

Fuck F9.
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7 years ago
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lucas
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:)
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7 years ago
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bluet
> the two keys i decided to omit were INSERT [...]

So you don't like being able to paste text, then?
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I don't even have an insert key :D
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7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
> So you don't like being able to paste text, then?

what program uses it for paste?
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7 years ago
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bluet
Every program I use, and probably every program you use (shift+insert).
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7 years ago
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lucas
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oh.
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7 years ago
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the law is no protection
I suddenly have to find a new place to live or another roommate by the end of February. fun. if I knew what my job situation was going to be this would be a lot easier.
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
(i.e., if I knew I'd be getting my old job back I'd be able to spend a bit more on rent)
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> Every program I use, and probably every program you use (shift+insert).

ctrl+v...?
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7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Asemi, do you and your roommate not get along/talk? Do you have a month-to-month lease?
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7 years ago
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the law is no protection
we get along; don't talk a lot, but we do. me and other roommate had suspected this might happen for a while. possible outcomes:

1. get my old job back, find (probably) my own place across the river closer to it.
2. move to chicago.
3. something unforeseen?
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7 years ago
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the law is no protection
oh, and yes we are tenants at will.
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7 years ago
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the law is no protection
and mass tenant law requires 30 days notice to terminate an at will agreement, so we're here till the end of february at the earliest.
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7 years ago
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you can still move into my basement
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7 years ago
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come on...
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
2010 ended. 2011 began. A decade of insanity. Now a decade of consequence.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
asemi why don't you and your other roommate just find a replacement for him/her?

unless you don't like your apartment/situation enough for that to be worthwhile, and are actually looking forward to this change....
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I think bozeman is too small-town for me, lucas.

we could find someone else, but we're both kind of eager to be doing something different than what we are now. for me, a lot of this rides on my old job. for him, it rides on getting a job. but either way, we're not too attached to where we live. we've been here over 4 years; time for something new.
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7 years ago
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lucas
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ok, asemi. :)

good luck with the job and finding a new place!
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Oh, I thought you moved somewhat recently (before you got this new job). Your situation makes more sense, now.
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
>> you can still move into my basement

> I think bozeman is too small-town for me, lucas.

You're just afraid of Lucas' basement. ^^
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
RAID-5 and two broken disks, it's always fun at work (You need backups? Say what? But we've got RAID to protect out company-critical data!)
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7 years ago
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lucas
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should have had raid-6 (or raid-10 with some luck that the two correct disks would break)!

a rely on a raid-10 array (without any backups) to protect my mission-critical music files. :p
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I woke up at 1:45 am after going to bed around 10:45. I got a drink, listened to the rain, felt content...but now it's 3:23 and I still can't fall back asleep. What's going on? My alarm's gonna go off for work in 3 hrs. :(
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
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i wondered why you sent me a text at 2 a.m.

i hope you made it to work!
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Oh yeah... insomnia... total bummer. I get that occasionally. It SUCKS.
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Insomnia ... Welcome to my life.
dannyp's avatar
7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
i'm there too tonight. i should sleep...
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i'm running out of work to do at work. so i talked to my manager about it. he said: "well, you'll have time to catch up on your lectures for class!"

SO AWESOME

<3 <3 <3
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
My bike's front light is somehow "missing".
Since the damage is localized and seems pretty clean, I'm guessing it's not an accident and that someone needed a front light or something :-/

Sometimes I think there isn't just one human species, but that there are two. That's the only way I can explain some people's behavior.
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Carpetsmoker... I've heard that suggestion before. Sometimes, I can't help but agree with it.
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Everyone is a selfish bastard to some degree. Especially when they think no one will see/catch them.
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Yeah, to some degree most people are occasionally pretty selfish... but some people just have no understanding of anything outside themselves.
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Let me forward another example that happened last week.

                 |  A-HOLE     |
                 |       |     |
                 |      v      |
                 |             |
-----------------+             +-----------------------

         ^
---------|-------+              +-----------------------
         |       |              |
         |       |              |
        CS       |              |
                 |              |
                 |              |
                 |              |


So I cross the street, I don't know what US traffic regulations are, but in Dutchland I've got priority here.
I'm not a complete idiot, and as we say in Dutch "You don't take priority, you are given priority", but not only was this car speeding like hell, it also took the turn fairly suddenly and without any turn indicator.

When the car *just* flew by me I made a blinking signal with my hand to indicate I wasn't particular happy with this situation. Given the circumstances I would consider this to be fairly polite.

The result I got was that the guy slammed the brakes, got out of the car, and started yelling at me.
He didn't get physical, but that was just barley.

I had a similar situation a few weeks ago, I was riding on my bike someone threw a milkshape or something on the street literately 3 meters from a trash bin. I stopped, friendly asked if he minded if I cleaned after him, picked up the trash, and threw it in the bin.
His reaction wasn't very polite to say the least ... Again it didn't get physical but this *really* was just barley.


There are just the latest ioncidents, I could go on and on and on ......................

I may be something of a selfish bastards at times. But nothing that even comes close to this...

Sorry for the long rant :(
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
My senior year of high school, the last day of the fall semester, I was walking to my car after class. It was packed with people trying to get out. Well, a girl I've been in school with since 3rd grade comes speeding down the aisle I'm walking down in the parking lot and feels that I'm moving too slow. She revvs her engine a few time and honks and yells and just generally acted a fool. Turns out she drives a stick-shift, so when she revvs her engine one time, she let's the clutch slip, and hits me with her car. My left leg was forward when she hit me so when the car hit me my right leg went up into the engine compartment and my left leg went straight in front of me, and my head hit the concrete pretty hard. Know what that bitch did? She drove off. Know what the hundreds of people around me did? Drive off.

Had to drive 4 hours to East Texas the next day with a bruised and torn up leg. FUN.

People are bastards, even if it's out of character for them.
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7 years ago
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bluet
> I was walking to my car after class. It was packed with people trying to get out.

I was imagining your car filled with people here.
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
The great thing about both SF and NYC, is that the bike riding contingent at times can be straight up militant. In NYC for instance if you were walking in a bike path when a bike messenger was going by.... he'd try to hit you with his 30 lb chain.

In SF, there are so many crazy fucking hippies you're really just better off not losing your cool. You'll go to an early grave if you do.

The end result is I enjoy a certain lack of hate from folks. That being said.... being 6'3" is kinda great. Even in bars assholes tend not to pick fights with me.

My brother on the other hand has unholy road rage. It's like nothing I've ever seen. Last time I was in his truck with him someone was waving a plumbers wrench out the window at him. The man has no fear.
Carpetsmoker's avatar
7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
> unholy road rage

They should add that spell in the next WoW extension.
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
> I was imagining your car filled with people here.

Yeah, it's probably best if I no longer read ttf in bed right after waking (it was cold and I didn't want to get up).
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7 years ago
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lucas
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i only had an hour of actual work to do at work today. i won a $20 gift card from the CTO for reporting my time for capitalization.

rightnow technologies acquired q-go today, which is based in amsterdam. i thought it would be cool if that was carpetsmoker's employer.
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
No. Not yet anyway. But I am seriously considering leaving my current employer for various reasons so in a few months, who knows... ;)

I currently work for a small (30 people) company named Aragorn, after the LOTR character. Which is why I use all sorts of LOTR references in stuff I make (Which no one except myself seems to understand. Didn't put enough XP in their geek stat I guess).
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
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i wikied the acquisition. join up! we're hiring a lot. i could probably transfer to the amsterdam office. :)

previously, our only european office was in maidenhead, uk. (bleh)
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Destroyed another phone today. :(
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Shot a man in reno, just to watch him die.
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
god's gonna cut you down.
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
what have i become, my sweetest friend?
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I fell into a burning ring of fire.
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i gave myself five sub-q (subcutaneous) injections today

one b12 vial-drawn syringe using my needle of choice and four humira pens (i'm doing humira induction therapy)

the pens suck so much. i prefer getting vials and purchasing my favorite syringes and needles
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
*shiver*
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
no sleep tonight!

preparing for a trip and doing random shit around the house, i guess.

i hope ritalin rescues my tomorrow
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
> i'm doing humira induction therapy

Crohn's disease?
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
yea
Chiken's avatar
7 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
woke up and my laptop had this giant black spot in the upper left corner, with lines one pixel in width running from the top of my laptop to the bottom. To the left there look like a bunch of other stuck pixels.

Didn't drop it, it was just sitting in my bed beside me all night. wtf?!
Chiken's avatar
7 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
finally found my warranty info and it was up on 1/8/2011, so that sucked. then i wanted to find out how much a replacement lcd would be and lenovo wants $344 for a new lcd, which is more than I payed for the netbook. guess I'm gonna be getting a new one.
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
A girl got stabbed at my street ... :-/
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
that always sucks.
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7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
not always, i mean it depends on the type of stabbing. what if it was a pirate fight?

     ___
     \_/
      |._
      |'."-._.-""--.-"-.__.-'/
      |  \       .-.        (
      |   |     (@.@)        )
      |   |   '=.|m|.='     /
      |  /    .='`"``=.    /
      |.'                 (
      |.-"-.__.-""-.__.-"-.)
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      |
      |
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
hah dp's all about the pirates lately
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Set the clock a hour forward yesterday ... A week to early.

I was at work a hourly to early this morning :-/
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
hahaha
Chiken's avatar
7 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
went out for drinks with coworkers. ended up at strip club and well.........we know how this one ended.
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
we do?
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
I don't. Please explain.
Chiken's avatar
7 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
I made it rain
nestor's avatar
7 years ago
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nestor
nestor
average day at work turned into an all-nighter. went home at 7:15 am, slurped back a lukewarm large coffee, slept for 30 mins, had a shower, put on a new suit, went back in. brutal. was passing out at my desk by 6pm.
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
suits are not very good all-nighter clothing, but i'd like to work in an industry where they are common
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
What the hell happened that you had to do that, nestor?
nestor's avatar
7 years ago
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nestor
nestor
lr > i don't wear the jacket at my desk, we just need it in case we have meetings
et > a client learned that one of their major competitors received an acquisition proposal and needed info asap to respond
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
still, dress clothing (even without the jacket) isn't terribly comfortable
nestor's avatar
7 years ago
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nestor
nestor
depends on how you get your stuff tailored. there are lots of junior people (we work long hours) who get pleated pants, non-darted shirts, etc. i guess i suffer for fashion...
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7 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Gatz is no longer single.
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
very appropriate post for this thread.
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Congrats, gatz! Actually I came here this evening to give you a shout-out...check the what are you listening to thread :)
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i left a couple uniball pens in some carhartts and subsequently ruined $800 of clothing
dannyp's avatar
7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
:O
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Ooooouch, larz. I'm sorry.
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
no biggie. i have much larger issues
dannyp's avatar
7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
what's wrong there?
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
it's all shriveled up
dannyp's avatar
7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
what the hell is going on? haha
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7 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Larz: If you don't use it, you lose it.
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7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
:[
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7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
i'll answer myself

1. issues link is not underlined
2. issues link links to a mysterious post
3. admin revision reflects a post version that does not appear
4. obtuse phallic reference
5. ambiguous phrasing
6. this is ttf[.,?,!]
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
> it's all shriveled up

in retrospect, i don't know what i meant
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
haha
nestor's avatar
7 years ago
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nestor
nestor
another aggressively late night in the office - at least another 4 hours...
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
that is pretty brutal.
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
So, yeah, a while back my better-half left me for a girl. I've spent a lot of this week thinking about her, and I just get news she's pregnant. Great. I'm going to go destroy some property and scream and probably set fire to something.

Details to come.
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7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
oh snap...
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
huh.
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7 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
phi_ Please destroy Pam Balthazar's office. TY.
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Wow, that's shocking phi_!! I had no idea a girl could get pregnant from another girl.
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
cs was never taught about the birds and the bees
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Phi_ this is potentially a wildly inappropriate question to ask but um...no chance it's yours, right? :\

Sorry to hear this (on multiple levels).
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
No, it's not mine. And thank god. (nor do I think it's that inappropriate of a question.)
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Rachel (Gidget girl's roommate) dumped me tonight. Fun!
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
companionship is overrated.
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I don't think so ... but it was one of those situations where we both realized it wasn't going anywhere, so she ended it. I'm not really bummed out by it, but it wasn't nice either.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Sorry phi_ bummer few days recently, huh. :(

*hug*

But at least you knew with this last one that it was for the best.
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I'm not even bummed about any of this anymore. C'est la vie!
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
oh, great! :D
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://www.flickr.com/photos/openfly/5616308504

Blog post forthcoming.
Chiken's avatar
7 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
wow, thats pretty sweet
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://www.music-piracy.com/?p=356
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
that cathedral is awesome.

is that dude riding a fixed gear?
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
yeah...
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
brutal

any idea of the mileage of the trip?
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
you should make us a map on gmap-pedometer.com
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
eh we got lost a few times so i really wouldn't even know what to plot for a lot of it.
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
the odometer showed over 200miles traveled end of trip.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Great blog, nny! Some great photos in there and I had a lot of fun reading about all of your problems (don't take that the wrong way!)

Also:
> that cathedral is awesome.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
AND I think that lays flavor sounds fantastic. so does all of the other french food you ate!

Question: where were you guys sleeping all the in-between nights?
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Random hotels.

Also, for some reason I have a sudden an overwhelming desire to go to a modest mouse concert.
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Fucked up my interview horrendously. :(
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
phi_ imma drown my sorrow in beer this weekend. i suggest you do that same.
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7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
:[
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
It's 4/20 and every kinda smoker on campus that I know bought some stuff and are inviting me to smoke with them. Stupid "holiday," but it's a nice day for that.
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7 years ago
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nestor
nestor
lost my wallet while reaaaaally drunk.
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1619629
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
What the FUCK.
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7 years ago
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Martin
haha, that's so funny, and it makes a good statement to.
Full article here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1 … ool=pubmed

Reading the article, I'm not sure if it was intended as such though...
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Donald Knuth spoke at work today.
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3566/570828955 … 39d6_z.jpg
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Get it resolved, nestor? :\
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
My housemate/one of my closest friends hasn't spoken a meaningful word to me since Friday...and the two words he did speak when I asked if something was wrong were extremely rude/angry. It's sort of like he expects me to figure out why he's so furious with me by simply continuing his silent treatment/could shoulder...but I've racked my brain and can't think of anything I did wrong! Unfortunately, he's the most passive-aggressive person I know, so if I leave it up to him this could easily go on for ages. :(

God, I hate it when people purposefully avoid communication despite it clearly being all that will resolve anything.
nestor's avatar
7 years ago
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nestor
nestor
a binder clip... waiting on new credit cards and hopefully going to get a driver's license this week
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
> ...and the two words he did speak when I asked if something was wrong were extremely rude/angry.
> It's sort of like he expects me to figure out why he's so furious

I do this a lot ... but when I do it, it's because I am upset and just want some time away from people to let it work itself out. I wouldn't be too worried.
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Oh, also:

I moved out of my dorm tonight ... I haven't had a working network connection there since Saturday, and it came back on as my ride was on their way. GRRRR.
Chiken's avatar
7 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
my girlfriend moved in with me
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
wow.
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Apparently the west coast of the US doesn't have carvel. So while they do have ice cream saucers... they don't have fudgie the whale... or in some cases know what fudgie the whale is. I find that sad.

Also... this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7wj9UmcjYk
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I've been running a dual-head setup with my netbook ... but now xrandr doesn't recognize there's a VGA output anymore. Although it still outputs from the console... can't figure it out. Hrmmmm....

rev1: Realized I had a half-finished xorg.conf sitting in /etc/X11 (wtf?) that was fucking it up. *facepalm*
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
two of our best people left. one got head hunted away... the other got fed up with dealing with inept superiors. so in the absence of two critical personal our genius upper management decided to throw two random clowns into positions they don't even have the necessary background to even function. Even better they have absolutely zero desire to do their own jobs and have in two weeks only once even spoken to the people they are supposedly managing... and only because they forced them to show up.

i swear to god i have seen some incredibly bad decisions made by managers who think they can just will reality away.... but this shit makes me wonder about the sanity of not just one person but like twenty.

seriously today my immediate co-worker and like 90% of the core operations knowledge left the company and the project all because they wouldn't let him stay on the project because of stupid selfish and completely pointless bs. like I want to fucking report all these fucking muppets to someone but I have no idea who. christ....

lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
do you work for ames or for a contractor at ames?
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
contractor at. NOT a civil servant.
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> Chiken
> Don't Let Your Walls Down
> my girlfriend moved in with me

Hmm. The contradiction between your user title & post plus your thread selection makes me wonder how it's going...
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
nice catch
Chiken's avatar
7 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
In all honesty? Great

I was kinda nervous at first but things have gone way better than expected for the first month.
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
What is your favorite part of living together that you didn't expect? I've never lived with someone I was dating...
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://www.flickr.com/photos/openfly/57488408 … hotostream <--- This happened.
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Larz have you driven to Big Sky recently?
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
nope!
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i tried to take a short nap at 1pm

but i woke up at 8pm

WHAT HAPPENED
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
> i tried to take a short nap at 1pm
>
> but i woke up at 8pm
>
> WHAT HAPPENED

You were probably asleep for 7 hours.
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
probably? with what p-value, sample size, regressors, and measure of fit?

:p
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
A/C is on the fritz ... getting so hot in here ... *pant*
Chiken's avatar
7 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
spent too much time in the sun yesterday and my pale white skin turned bright pink! damn you natural water slides! damn you for being so fun and keeping me outside!
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I cut up a grapefruit too close to my thinkpad and now the left trackpad button is kind of sticky.
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
when I press it, not on the surface.
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
rubbing alcohol ftw
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
how do you suggest getting it in there? I might just take the whole thing apart because I've never taken this laptop apart.
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-72396.html
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Thinkpad support FTW. Take that (asus|acer|toshiba|fjs)
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Yeah, I had a very similar experience with rasberry jam and a coffee cake I was making. Isopropyl ftw.
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
this post has been archived.
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7 years ago
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sorry for the shitty picture. I took almost all of the keys off too and cleaned under there. unreal amount of dust/hair/crumbs. I think I need new trackpad mouse buttons. or at least a left one. one of the clips on the bottom of it is broken so the button rocks front to back a little bit. it's mildly annoying.
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Sooo is it still alive?
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I mean, after complete evisceration...
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
> one of the clips on the bottom of it is broken so the button rocks front to back a little bit. it's mildly annoying.

:[
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I bought new touchpad buttons and a couple of new keys on eBay. and yes, it is still alive.
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Dropped my BB and cracked the screen! It's unusable now.
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
uh oh.
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
2011 is a bad year for phones, it seems.
andyp's avatar
7 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
I want to throw my phone into the ocean
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
some asshole in a lincoln navigator almost changed lines into me on my motorcycle. no turn signal. I flipped him off and we were going to stop next to each other at the next light but he stopped like twenty feet back. I yelled 'check your blind spot, motherfucker' and he took the next turn.
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
this was also going like fifteen miles an hour in traffic through an intersection. no excuse. I was really fucking pissed.
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Yeah, that's the worst part of riding a bike. If you're not dodging potholes or gravel, it's a car. Usually an SUV or truck.

Get some bomber style gloves with knuckle guards (which are really nice when you inevitably fall) ... then you can just punch the window of a car changing lanes into you. Works wonders.
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
hahaha, I do have gloves with stiff armor across the knuckles. I hope I get to punch a car.
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I've got these

they're incredibly comfortable
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Nice, I'm rocking these: http://shop.foxhead.com/store/browse/productD … d=cat20060

Great in the summer. Breathes well.
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7 years ago
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i ❤ demo
i've had close calls as a pedestrian. my plan was also to punch through a window (with the aide of my keys or a nearby rock)

i've also considered always picking up a rock before crossing a street or intersection
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Punching windows doesn't sound too great, even with padding...
DaGr8Gatzby's avatar
7 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Fuck yes. 36/100 on a Linear Algebra test!
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
almost got arrested for trying to climb up a fire escape to see the fireworks tonight! I had a jar of weed in my bag but they let me empty it for them (?) and were satisfied that I didn't have any spraypaint or outstanding warrents.

that much isn't criminal in massachusetts anyway, and I didn't have anything to smoke it with on me.
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
It's not illegal to have a jar of weed on you? Do you have a medical card for it or something?
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
some states have weird laws on amounts of weed one can have on their person. so long as they do not have paraphernalia and the sort.
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7 years ago
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less than 1 oz isn't a criminal offense in massachusetts. you just get a ticket for a couple hundred bucks or something. it's great. and I think paraphernalia is only a crime if you intend to sell.
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
2oz here ... though most cops will just dump it on the ground and let you go.
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7 years ago
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Drunk by Myself
^ Wait a minute when did this change?!
dannyp's avatar
7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
Do the cops carry scales with them or something?
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7 years ago
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Drunk by Myself
2oz is a lot. I wonder if he means 2 grams. 56 grams is A LOT of weed. my buddy got arrested just for having a joint.
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
yeah. even 1 oz is a ridiculous amount to be carrying around if you're just smoking it.
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
also good question, dp. maybe if they reasonably think it could be an oz they bring you in to weigh it?
dannyp's avatar
7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
or you could smoke some of it on the way to the weigh station at the station.
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Gatz: remember, I'm white. ;)

Yeah, it's either in the city of Houston or Harris county that <2oz is a misdemeanor. One of them is 1oz the other is 2oz. I don't remember which, but I remember reading a new story fairly recently (past year or so) about them raising it to 2oz. I don't really travel with any, so I don't worry too much.
dannyp's avatar
7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
my feet smell like dick :(
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
...
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7 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
My dick smells like ... well dick.
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
i don't know what my dick smells like. I am glad for that.
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7 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4566
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
So what you're saying is anything less than 2 oz IS still a criminal offense
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
in texas, yeah
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I just sat down at my new job ... I'm nervous as hell. I nearly threw up before I left. This is terrifying.
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Still want to puke. Two calls in. I don't like phones. People yelling in my ear, blah blah blah. At least it's slow? I don't know.
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Waiting til midnight (11:27 atm) to take my first smoke break.
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
:[

you must be smoking now!
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I couldn't wait, but it helped. That and I took myself off of phones for a little while.
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
you'll get better at the phones, dude. I was fucking terrified when I first sat down to call people and ask if they wanted to take surveys. at least they kind of want to talk to you?
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
^ What he said.
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I've been feeling awful the past few days. Gets worse at work. Related?
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Might be.
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
What's your job?
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I answer phones & chats for HostGator ... basically, if you need a problem you either call or use the live chat and we'll walk you through the steps or just redirect you to tutorials. Also handle billing issues. I've only been on the actual job a few days and I hate it. I don't like any aspect of it ... first job in like 5 years with actual A/C, and it's just too cold for me most of the time ... yeah, I'm knocking A/C. They keep us on a quota system, so if we don't do something around 5 calls an hour, or 10 chats an hour, we get a talking to. That's irritating, though I'm almost making quota a few days into the job, so they're okay with that. They monitor everything, always on my ass about something ... but no one is ever rude or mean, and I think that makes it a little more frustrating for me. I don't trust a smiling manager/supervisor. Always a bad sign. And everything moves so fast, all the time you gotta be doing something and helping someone and juggling all these problems simultaneously and it gets so overwhelming. I can't keep up. I've been trying really hard to stay positive about this job, talking it up, talking about the good in the job, but I still question this.

Luckily, financial aid is covering all my living expenses through May, so once that gets here I can quit if I feel like I need to.
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
My manager hates me. His manager Mildly dislikes me. His manager makes fun of me. His manager eats lunch with me occasionally and probably can't figure out how it is all my managers keep giving him numbers that I point out are patently false.

My conclusion is that I have too many managers. Not enough co-workers. And not enough managers.
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
That's an interesting problem to have, nny.
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7 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
phi, that sounds like my job, without my discrimination issues. i mean, that's corporate america. meaningless metrics, poorly constructed quotas, work queues, out-of-touch managers, direct deposit.
Chiken's avatar
7 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
shit, thats better than corporate Israel, where there are no quotas and assholes try to throw problems under the rug every chance they get because they don't want to deal with it.
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I need a new job. I'm sick of dealing with stupid shit like a giant grocery order not showing up because of a barely functional dotnetnuke site. preeeeeetty sick of it.
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
not to mention that nothing ever gets done here; it's very windy. that might be true of a lot of places.
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Raise your hand if you hate your job

*raises hand*

phi_, lucas, and asemi look like theirs are up...pretty sure nny is just complaining about one aspect but likes his job overall(?)...what about the rest of ttf? there's got to be a few out there who legitimately enjoy what they do for a living! :\
bluet's avatar
7 years ago
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bluet
*Keeps hand lowered*
Chiken's avatar
7 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
I enjoy my job!
nestor's avatar
7 years ago
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nestor
nestor
i don't mind my job
phi_'s avatar
7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I quit yesterday!


*lowers hand*
asemisldkfj's avatar
7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
mine is up some days, down others.
Carpetsmoker's avatar
7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Wow, that was fast phi_!

Why did you quit? The work itself or because of the work environment?
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
It was very fast, and I'm not terribly proud of it, but the work environment was stressful that it was interfering with the rest of my time. I decided it wasn't worth it, especially because I don't *need* the income. (Really wanted it, though.)
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Right, not needing the income helps in making these kind of decisions :)

I'm updating my resume as I speak (or, ehm, type). Found 5 vacancies I'll be applying.

My contracts ends Sept. 4th, I'm not expecting a it to be renewed for the simple reason my work is running out. And even if it would be, I more and more feel like it's time for something new.
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I love my job. I think all my bosses are incompetent. And their bosses even more so. In fact incompetence seems to grow logarithmically as you climb the ladder in this organization... and I mean my contracting company not my actual work. I love where I work and what I do... but the people who hand me my pay check should not be doing their damnedest to sink what is a highly successful project to date.
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
oh nny
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
btw I didn't know you were a contractor
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
something like 90% of the workforce here is. but it's different from commercial contracting. much different.
andyp's avatar
7 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
I quit my job too! 2 more shifts!

but I enjoyed most aspects of it, especially the food
dannyp's avatar
7 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
:D
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
What exactly do you do nny? I know you work at NASA Ames, but what are your day-to-day responsibilities and what's the "highly successful project" you mentioned?
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
heh come to ccc camp i'll tell you there.
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
My birthday was yesterday, and only my mom and grandmother called. Makes me think. Especially because I actually did talk to most of my friends at one point or another yesterday. Everyone blew me off and just kinda left me alone. :-/

Normally I don't really mind, but yesterday kinda sucked.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
We love you, phi_

Happy belated! I'm sorry I didn't say it yesterday (I didn't know!)
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I have this sneaking suspicion perhaps a lot of your friends didn't know? :o I mean do you mention it on FB or anywhere else?
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7 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
aw man that sucks. herpy derpday phibroz!
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7 years ago
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phi_
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I'm not on FB anymore. So probably not there. :p It was just kind of a let down. I ended up helping my slumlord put a fresh coat of polyurethane on his work-in-progress wardrobe.
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
phi_ happy bday man. i had no idea as well.
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7 years ago
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haha, I honestly don't expect y'all to remember. But thank you.
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Got strunk with a buddy of mine and my Zippo fell out of my pocket into the cacophonous, mechanical abyss that is his roommate's leather reclining couch. D:
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Thank god for urbandictionary.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
I never really got the appeal of doing both. Seems to me you really only feel one or the other, depending on which one you started with...
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Nah, you feel both. It's fun, in a lazy high sort of way. I've probably only done it a handful of times ... drinking usually kicks my ass, though.
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7 years ago
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Martin
> Thank god for urbandictionary.

Indeed :)
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7 years ago
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nestor
nestor
i just feel sick
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
External hard drive got all corrupted on me. Just lost 986GB of data.
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7 years ago
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fuck. :(

can't recover?

i can offer import/export services for atlas. just let me know and i can send you some blank drives to push your data onto, send them back to me, and i'll push the data into atlas
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7 years ago
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> External hard drive got all corrupted on me. Just lost 986GB of data.

Eek! What exactly is going on? Unless there is a serious physical problem (i.e. the heads are no longer able to physically read data from the platters) you can usually recover at least some data ...
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
The file system was just unreadable by any NTFS tool I threw at it, so I officially called it beyond (my) repair. Windows was just kind of freaking out when I plugged the drive in and said it couldn't access the drive, or read any information from it. Told me the drive was 0 bytes large, and with 0 bytes free. :-/

I lost all the work on the documentary I'd been doing, the short film before that, a lot of the puppet footage, all my movies, almost all my scripts, my (personal) backups, blah, blah, blah.
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7 years ago
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don't give up on recovery. just don't write over those data blocks!
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7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
Shit, I'm sorry phi_...did you manage to get anything back? My hard drive failed on me once, too, and we couldn't recover anything. But I got lucky and only lost ~100 photographs, not nearly as bad as your situation :(
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Nope, couldn't recover a damn thing. :(
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
Man, I'm so sorry..
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7 years ago
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Shit happens, y'know? Just using this as an opportunity to start fresh.
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7 years ago
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Martin
Hmm, I missed this :-/

Do you still have the drive? I have some amount of experience in recovering "lost" data and can give you a few pointers if you want ...
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I do, had a tech friend look at it and what I really needed was either unrecoverable or it was only a few raw footage files (nothing substantial) ... so I just formatted it and decided to move on.
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker: give the advice to Étrangère, she still has her drive untouched since she "lost" her data.
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7 years ago
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Martin
What happened to the drive? Bad sectors? Pure software damage, ... ?
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7 years ago
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Larz I thought you looked at it and couldn't do anything with it?

Carpet, it was um. I dunno. It physically wouldn't spin or something.
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
(edit: TOTALLY the wrong thread.)
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://www.flickr.com/photos/openfly/62157382 … hotostream New kicks
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
How old were the old ones?
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Not quite sure. best guess... maybe 5 years.
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7 years ago
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Étrangère
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aw nny has a soft spot for his kicks
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I do.
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7 years ago
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> Larz I thought you looked at it and couldn't do anything with it?

there was nothing that i could do. but i told you the prices for data recovery services. it definitely is recoverable. it's just very difficult or expensive.
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7 years ago
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Martin
Does the drive still spin? If it does, you can use either dd_rescue or ddrescue (Different projects, both do the same) and copy all the data to a different drive. the parted magic liveCD comes with ddrescue.
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7 years ago
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it spins, but the heads park continuously (the drive keeps clicking), and nothing could be read normally.
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7 years ago
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Martin
Right, the familiar "click-click-click-click-.....".

Yeah, this basically means it's "lost" unless you use specialized data recovery services which open the drive in a cleanroom ... This usually isn't cheap.
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7 years ago
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ok, that's what i figured. i got a quote from a company that ozntz recommended--gillware data recovery. the quote was $700 to $800 (no fee if no data is recovered).
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7 years ago
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Martin
I don't know the company, but $700-$800 seems reasonable. I only have experience with Kroll OnTrack and RAID disks, but their figures were always above 1000 euro (euro, not usd!) Last time it was above 3000 euro.
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7 years ago
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I am not a robot...
:(
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
I quit my job yesterday. So I'm now jobless :-|
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
what happened?
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7 years ago
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Martin
I had to explain what "that weird editor I use" to literally every fellow developer. I use Vim. They didn't even know what it was and many had trouble understanding I could use it at all.
I thought they used Linux quite a lot. But they're 100% hard-core Windows.

The biggest problem though is that they heavily use Ext JS, which is a piece of shit IMHO.
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
that's it?
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7 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
CS has standards.
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7 years ago
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lucas
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that's awesome.

"you people are a joke!" slamming the door on the way out.
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
"Fuck you" "Fuck you" "You're cool" "Fuck you" "I'm out... peace."
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7 years ago
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> that's it?

The crappyness of the PHP language is already enough thank you very much. I don't need any more ;)
Ext JS really really sucks IMHO. I really don't want to maintain that shit.

Besides, I got this job in two days. I already have 2 interviews on Monday, and a few invitations going on ... So it's not like I'll be jobless for months or even weeks. So I'll probably have a new job next week...
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
decent developers are always in demand.
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7 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
Work was notified that our Pittsburgh office is going to be shut down. First wave of cuts starts in 60 days, lucky for me I'm in the first wave. Couldn't of asked for a better graduation gift!
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
jeez. sorry to hear it.
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7 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
yeah, sucks. I got an interview Monday for a position at CERT so thing's could be worse.
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Yeah... zombies... until we have zombies... shit can always get worse.
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Went to my former better half's house last night to help her with her baby scrapbook that she's sending off with the adoptive parents and burn a few CDs for while she's in labor (getting induced on Tuesday). She informs me that the baby-daddy will actually be there in labor and she doesn't want me there anymore.

Yeah. I spend the last 6 or so months helping her through this because I've been so happy to see her doing so well for the first time in years, dealing with the fact that I'm helping her deliver some other dude's baby ... only to have her tell me she doesn't want me there 4 days before she's due.

I'm not sure how I feel about this right now. Part of me is really happy that the dad is stepping up and going to be helping her through this--as he should have been the whole time--but mostly I feel like an idiot for not seeing this coming. I'm not terribly butt-hurt about this, but it's just one more reason why I don't want to talk to her anymore. Especially considering she told me a few weeks ago that she was just going to go back to her old habits of popping speed and not eating for weeks on end once she's recovered from the delivery. I just tried to help a friend out through something really hard and have it bite me in the ass.

Now I get to deal with all the statements of "I told you so" and "See? She's just a bitch" from everyone. Fuck, maybe I should just listen to my friends more.
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7 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
yeah, probably.
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
You did the right thing, You can't predict how things will turn out.
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Yeah I gotta say, you were doing the right thing. Being there for someone you care / cared about. And I don't think anyone can fault you for that.

But you know, it's her life, and she's gotta make her own choices.

Generally at times like these I remind myself.

The world is vast.

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7 years ago
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Yeah, I'm kinda over being upset about the baby daddy being there. It's her pregnancy, her choice. Just wish she would have realized this sooner, and just told me instead of pussy-footing around it.
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Yeah. No shit.
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7 years ago
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you're a great guy, phi, and you have nothing to regret.

just keep in mind that giving birth to a child that will be adopted brings a lot of complex emotions. it seems straightforward that you were her support, and that she should want you there with her during labor. but she seems like she's a mess. toss in biologically rooted emotions, and she's a huge mess.

i'm sure she appreciates you deeply, and she'll realize even more over time how great you are. even if she doesn't you should know that yourself (not to mention that you have friends who will remind you).
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
We'll see.... I've been operating on a very, very small budget. So small, that when I forgot to account for my insurance auto-payment this month (it's every other month) as well as the internet bill, I now only have $4.53 to my name. Bills due, rent in a couple of weeks. I *think* I'm about to be evicted. Yay.
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7 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
:-(
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
phi_ oof. yeah times are tough for most folks. I am still in a bit of a legal battle atm over a rather large chunk of change myself. It certainly makes the bad days that much worse.
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7 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Landlord is "willing" to let me pay my rent for the next few months in C# code (of which I know next to nothing), provided I maintain a "sufficient quota" of working functions ... but he "isn't willing" to let that apply towards power/water. And provided I pay the covered rent BACK in January.

So I may be moving into my grandmother's for a while... big house, and she'd be all alone in it otherwise. So that may just be the better idea anyway. Besides, in all the BS contract/lease agreement/whatever paperwork we had to sign when we moved in doesn't have anything about how long we have to stay, so I can just move out whenever.
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
do what you gotta do to get back on your feet man.
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7 years ago
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best of luck, phi. i'm willing to help out as much as i can, but i'm terribly short on cash and time.

for example, my espresso machine was bought on credit (there are some 0% apr intro offers that last for up to 21 months right now).
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7 years ago
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Nah, I'm trying to avoid taking money from people over this--after all, this really is my doing. The only thing that's making me worried right now is how I would get to/from UH from way the fuck out in Cypress-proper, where my grandmother lives. What I'm thinking is having my mom look after the dogs until the semester ends in a few weeks and just camping up at Occupy Houston. Could ride my bike to classes from there very easily (<10 miles) and would be fed. Until the cops shut us down, anyway. Plus, it's not summer anymore so it won't be 90 degrees at night.

I dunno. I'll probably start packing this week and trying to make plans and figure out what to do. Just gotta keep on truckin
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7 years ago
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if you have a school parking permit, can you camp in your car? i've seriously considered that in the past.
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7 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
Jeez if you actually start doing that I recommend blogging it.

I mean that's kind of an amazing use of "occupy" to be really productive. Good PR.
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7 years ago
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lucas: I only have a motorcycle and bicycle, no car. So that's out of the question. Besides, I've seen them kick people out for trying to sleep in their car.

nny: I've never been much of a blogger, but we'll see. Most of the full-time people down at OH have full time jobs and live at the camp. Though a few still have apartments they'll go home to periodically.
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7 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
I don't know how common of a law this is, but I got hit with a parking ticket for "parking within 20ft of a crosswalk". The funny part is, I actually got out my tape measure after this and measured 20ft and found out that if they actually enforced this all the time, there would be at least 20 parking tickets a day in my neighborhood. no markings, no signs. nothing.
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6 years ago
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nestor
being the last person in the office sucks.
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6 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
:( That actually sounds kind of rough.
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6 years ago
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i've done it a lot, and at least a dozen times the janitors turned the lights off on me.
nestor's avatar
6 years ago
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nestor
nestor
i have a phone number and code that automatically turns the lights on. no human contact necessary.
lucas's avatar
6 years ago
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lucas
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nice.
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6 years ago
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nestor
nestor
got on a plane in mexico and now i'm back in toronto.
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6 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
http://vimeo.com/14724617 I found this open in my browser... I must have clicked on a link from somewhere... but I neither recall doing it... nor where...

And jesus. My life is changed. I can never go back now.
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6 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Ed Wood lives!
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6 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I am on my motorcycle on my way home from my friend's apartment. I turn the corner onto a neighborhood street and this kid, maybe 18 or 19, is sprinting across the street and down the sidewalk. I look up ahead and see an ambulance and police cruiser outside a house, maybe 100 yards away. The kid is saying over and over, "Oh god, please, no."

:(
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6 years ago
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I went on a bike ride this afternoon. 12 miles out, I was going about 30 mph (according to my Garmin Forerunner, which logged the whole event), when I remember losing control. The next thing I remember is being in a CT or MRI machine, having a headbrace on, and not being allowed to drink anything. I broke my helmet, had some cranial bleeding, and occupied the sole emergency department trauma room for a few hours.

I'm okay now, all things considered. I'm at my place, unable to sleep, with a friend sleeping on my couch to make sure I don't die. The fact that my shirt was cut off me and that I had heart monitor pads stuck all over my chest afterwards is a clue that it was kinda serious.

Long story short, I cried a bit in the taxi on the way home.
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6 years ago
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toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
OMG Did you find out how you got to the hospital? Is the bleeding still a concern?
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6 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
how'd you lose control? jesus.
Chiken's avatar
6 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
wow lr. thats crazy but glad to hear you're alive and ok!
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6 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Holy shit. Good to hear you're all right!
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6 years ago
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nestor
> I'm okay now, all things considered

indeed... it sounds serious. hope you're feeling better.
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6 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Damn, larz. That's an intense day. Glad you're doing better!
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6 years ago
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i ordered a new helmet! my wounds are gnarly (and oozing). yet, i kissed hana for the first time, and she walked back to kiss some more before she went to bed.

> Is the bleeding still a concern?

the doctors said it's not as long as my headache doesn't worsen. my headache went away.

> how'd you lose control?

no idea. "speed wobble" seems sufficiently vague to be true (yet not very descriptive).
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6 years ago
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i mean, it was a fixie, and i was going 30 mph. i was probably virtually gyroscopic.

p.s. i'm not an idiot. i run brakes on my fixie.
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6 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
I whiped out once because i got too close to a rail and couldn't turn away. I still have no idea what ultimately caused me to go into the rail... just gliding along trying to slow down then flying sideways. Sometimes you don't even see it coming at all sometimes you do but don't know what the hell pushed it over the edge.

Sucks. Glad you had yer helmet on. Too many jackasses cruising around without em. Whipe out once for real and you know why you need one.
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6 years ago
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Any updates, larz?
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6 years ago
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oh, i'm fine. thanks for asking.
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6 years ago
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Good to hear.
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6 years ago
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it was a beautiful windy night here and now that I've turned off my fan to enjoy it all I can hear is the fucking wind chime that these thick-headed jerks put up on a porch that is within earshot of at least ten other apartments.
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6 years ago
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I really hate those wind chimes. They serve no purpose what-so-ever except annoy people who appreciate quiet and silence.
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6 years ago
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Holy fucking damn balls I'm furious right now.

I left work early on Wednesday because I felt awful. So awful standing at the register for an hour was too much and I got all dizzy. Manager gave me a 'verbal warning' and let me go home.

Came in today, the manager asked to see a doctor's note. Naturally, having no money, I didn't go to a doctor, and, in turn, had no doctor's note.

Got fired.
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6 years ago
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what the fuck???? they must have been looking to fire you, or they're insane.
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6 years ago
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dr's notes are ridiculous. who goes to the dr if they feel like shit for one day?
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6 years ago
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I certainly don't. And going to a GP is *always* free here.
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6 years ago
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Most of my jobs have required a doctor's note when I take a sick day or something ... I usually respond with, "We're not in elementary school, I know when I'm sick." But they also refused to pay me the two hours I worked on Wednesday.
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send them a well-written letter demanding payment. send it certified mail. keep a copy of your signed letter, as well as the certified mail receipt.
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6 years ago
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I know this isn't the right thing to say (and, honestly, it MAY end up on my check... we'll see) but I really don't care. They can keep the $16(minus tax) if they want, I just don't want to deal with them at all.
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> what the fuck???? they must have been looking to fire you, or they're insane.

I was a temporary employee and they said I "wasn't dependable." I dunno, I think I was. I was always the first one there when I had an opening shift (most of the ones I did have), and I never spent time idling around--except on the register, but that was because they didn't want us new people doing the side work yet--and I was very punctual with my breaks. If they wanted to fire me because I wouldn't be their slave (dramaaaaaa) then that's okay by me. It just didn't seem very fair.
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yeah, it sounds like their loss. and if they don't pay you fully for your time, then they are actually the one who isn't dependable.

a more fun route: protest on a sidewalk with a sign that says "[store name] never paid me for my last day of work!" get attention of customers until the manager pays you to leave. i'd do it.
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6 years ago
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ordered replacement thinkpad keyboard on ebay, because a few on my keys have broken tabs and it's getting pretty dirty after two years of use. replacement didn't work (no power lights and the power button didn't work). ebay seller issued me a refund and told me to throw it away within an hour of me messaging him. now I kind of want to get it to work.
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6 years ago
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so it's pretty clear what happened, it just happened so quickly.
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6 years ago
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Fucked up a GTX 285 trying to replace the 128k bios chip with a 256k chip. Shit just didn't work. Maybe proper equipment would have helped. :( Back to ebay. Maybe I'll just purchase a GTX 690.
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Why replace the BIOS chip?
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6 years ago
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> Why replace the BIOS chip?

To get room for Mac OS X firmware, I assume.
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bluet: That is correct.
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6 years ago
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worked 5 pm - 8 am. now I'm taking a physics exam. what day is it?
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6 years ago
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i had a real all nighter last night too, that is after two nights up past 6am.

intense case study for interview was due at 9am today
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5 years ago
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after almost 2 years apart, got back together with my previous girlfriend.
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nestor: Congratulations on both counts! What brought that on?
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drunk at a 'end of the world' party.

at previous parties over the last 2 years she didn't want to talk to me, since those i quit my old job (if you recall, it was the 100+ hour week one that probably killed the relationship before).

we were together for about a year or so before, we definitely know each other well. we are both excited... haven't felt this way for years.
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5 years ago
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That's good, man. Hope it goes well.
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damn nestor. best wishes, as well.
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I am happy for you, nestor.
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5 years ago
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Ate some bacon, felt one of my molars crack and fall apart. At a dentist office for the first time since I was a kid now. Kinda stressed...
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
nearly died. cousin was nearly murdered in two separate incidents post christmas.

and i just had some emergency dental work done.

all in all. i could use a break from the chaos.
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wtf? Nearly died? How did that happen?
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What the hell, nny...
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5 years ago
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if any post calls for details, I believe it is this one.
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5 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
if you hit up flickr... you will see the remains of the jeep i was in that belonged to my brother.

we basically had a salt spreader turn into oncoming traffic. head on collision with it's plow.

if you are a friend on flickr you can see the higher definition set of shots taken from impound.

ambulance trips all around but so far it looks like a sprained wrist is my only lasting issue from the accident. though the dental thing may have been kicked off by the accident as well =/

i was one of the luckiest in the car. sister in law broke her nose pretty badly. cousin's gf broke her wrist and got 8 staples in her head along with a severe concussion.

we all got varies scrapes and bruises. sore all over. etc. but we're all fine and mostly alive.

as for my cousin she's just getting out of the hospital. information is spotty atm. but a group of guys basically beat her and left her on the side of a road in long island. she spent 6 hours outside in a thunderstorm in about 30 degree weather. Which may have actually saved her life as her lower body temperature helped with the internal bleeding. =(

honestly... i am still trying to come to terms with that one. death is too good for some people.
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5 years ago
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jesus. I would be mighty thankful to that jeep. about how fast were you going?

I hope that whatever empty-headed creatures did that to your cousin suffer much more greatly than they could by death alone.
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5 years ago
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and more importantly I hope that she comes through alright.
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5 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
so far she has no lasting issues predicted but... wait and see.

obviously there's more to something like this than the physical damage alone.

as for the jeep... i have no complaints with it's safety features.

we were probably doing 30 when we hit. we slowed down when it came into our lane, but there just wasn't any time / distance to slow down much.
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
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5 years ago
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Looks like my cat was hit by a car... three compound fractures up one hind leg. Amputation might be happening. :(
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5 years ago
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How's your cousing doing nny? I hope she recovered.

Back on topic (and slightly less dramatic), quit my job today ...
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5 years ago
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yay! (I hope?)
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Well, it wasn't exactly planned ... I just got fed up
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
She's still recovering but still no lasting issues it seems. =/
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5 years ago
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carpetsmoker: we need details. keep ttf interesting!
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5 years ago
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Yesterday I got BPPV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benign_paroxysmal_positional_vertigo), apparently you can get this spontaneously.
In short, it means I get vertigo whenever I move my head & feel sort of seasick all the time... For someone who gets sick when sitting in a car or even a mild rollercoaster, this is double the fun ... I threw up about 20 times yesterday... I now got pills to control the vomiting, whch seem to work.

To make the day even more fun, I also got fired yesterday ... Not completely unexpected though, last thing I did on my way out was get a bout of vertigo and throw up over the stairs :-/
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oof. how do you feel about losing the job?

i've been in the hospital for 13 days, and i'm getting really sick of it. my surgery on nov. 11 went sour, so i had to have an emergency surgery and a stint in ICU. but damnit, i want out now!
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Wow, intensive. :-( Makes my problems seem mild. What did you get operated on?


> oof. how do you feel about losing the job?

Yeah, it kind of sucks, but I was about contemplating quiting anyway. They're nice (& smart) people, but on the technical side of things there were great disagreements ... Things just weren't working out, in part my fault, in part theirs ... As these things go, I suppose it was a `good parting', neither side holds any animosity, and I'll probably return at least once to give a presentation I already prepared in my spare time.
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sounds like a good parting, oddly enough.

i was getting some small intestine strictures (due to Crohn's Disease) fixed up on 11/11. a couple days post-op, my pain got out of hand and then suddenly my vital signs went crazy. my doctors didn't bother with diagnostics like a CT scan, because they thought i didn't have time for that. they booked an OR and opened me up--my intestines had perforated at the revised anastomosis. they cleaned all the stool out of my abdominal cavity, and i'm doing much better now. unfortunately, they didn't want to try to sew the intestine together where sutures already failed and perforated. so they made a couple stomas instead (ileostomy for the sm. intestine, mucus fistula for the colon). bummer. :/
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5 years ago
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that sucks. can't they cauterize that shit or something, or is it too delicate?
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5 years ago
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i don't know anything about surgery
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5 years ago
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Your lack of DIY-attitude is disappointing
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4 years ago
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lr > shooting near UCSB today? everything ok?
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4 years ago
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i'm fine, and i didn't know any of those killed. but it was upsetting--i lived in isla vista for a year, i frequented iv deli. i can't imagine being an undergrad and experiencing bedlam in that context. i feel terrible for them.
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4 years ago
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I was going to post about someone stealing the grille off my car, but it seems so small now. :-/
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4 years ago
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life goes on, though.
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3 years ago
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My friend was beaten to death

I've known him for two years. He was 16 year old stoner that never stopped laughing. No one could ever stay mad at him. He was always in a good mood. I miss him. I hate that this happened.

They had a candlelight vigil in front of his house tonight, and 150-200 people showed up and stayed for hours. Neighbors came out, too. Then people walking their dogs. It was nice to talk about him with people. His mom was wearing a hat my friend had ordered before he died, it had arrived the day after. It was a silly Gilligan's Island type hat with the words "sad cutie" across the front with little frownie faces on either side. She hadn't taken it off, and I don't think she will for a while. She was also wearing his old tie dye shirt that had "zombie" written across the chest and 40s on the arms. Everything was so silly. It was nice.
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Another friend is in the beginning stages of acute cardiac failure. Without money or insurance. Trying to get her seen over at Ben Taub, but this will likely put her into bankruptcy if it doesn't kill her first.

My former babysitter/family friend just died the other day of leukemia. Another friend of the family had a bad stroke, though thankfully she's okay. Her attitude/temperament has changed, though.
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3 years ago
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Oof. Just checked this now and saw those last two messages.

How you doing, phi?
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3 years ago
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Really, I'm doing okay. My girl and I broke up a few weeks ago, too. I spend 55-60 hours a week working for what amounts to minimum wage, dealing with terrible people who want nothing more to scream and insult me it seems. I have two classes left until I have my BA, but I'm pretty sure I'm bombing the classes because I end up sleeping through them after 14-16 hour shifts the day before.

But I'm okay. Maybe I'm just so overwhelmed I don't even try to process how much stress I'm in, or maybe I'm just letting go of things. I don't know. But I still get up every day, I still dance to punk music around my room, and I go out and ride my bike sometimes. I have fun. :D
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3 years ago
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Good. That's good to hear.
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"acute cardiac failure. Without money or insurance. Trying to get her seen over at Ben Taub, but this will likely put her into bankruptcy if it doesn't kill her first."

The US health care system never seizes to amaze me.

In any case, good to hear you're sort-of doing okay...
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3 years ago
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That friend is still alive, but just more in debt now, BTW. Probably should have updated...
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3 years ago
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Also she's totally into me, but in Georgia now. Also missed out on dating a 6'5" girl who loves Vincent Price and gore movies. MY LIFE IS JUST WEIRD NOW.
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3 years ago
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vincent price is the shit.
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2 years ago
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6'5" is awesome.

i'm dating a girl who is like 5'10" and when she wears heels she's taller than me. i'm into it.
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2 years ago
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There's some perks. With this girl we talked about August Underground and her chest was eye level for me. It was a confusing time to be drinking.
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2 years ago
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hahaha
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2 years ago
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My ex and I got back together a few months ago, but it still wasn't great. I fucked up real bad and ended up cheating on her and knocking this other girl up. The abortion is Tuesday and i just feel like I'm a horrible person every day.

I've never done anything like this before. I am awful. My once-again ex agreed and proceeded to destroy most of my stuff and slapped and hit me until my face was bruised up and my glasses broken.

My two managers at work have decided recently they don't like me either and are making my work life hell. I have to have conversations with my boss daily because they call him the minute I leave and bitch about how lazy I am. I had to justify taking a lunch break to my boss during a 13 hour shift because of them. I once again don't get days off and routinely end up working 12-14 hours a day to appease these little shits. And now they're being assholes to my employees, too, so I get to have a very uncomfortable conversation with them this afternoon.
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2 years ago
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fuck, that abortion situation sounds rough, but the physical abuse from your ex sounds a lot more fucked. you might already intend to, but you should stay away from her.
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2 years ago
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Currently at the clinic, and one of those managers called my boss screaming about how the safe is $200 short and since I closed last night it must have been me. So now I have a scared, freaked out girl next to me and a phone that won't stop going off from 3 different people.

And yes, I am staying away. She's been having her 9 y/o daughter call me and ask questions like "Do you still love my mommy?" Everything is fucked up, lol. At this point I will just start laughing like a crazy person if anything else happens.
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2 years ago
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shit. how are things these days?
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2 years ago
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Eh, not much better, but things are a bit better. I got really drunk and ordered a bunch of tone/noise generator ICs off of eBay last night along with an Arduino Nano. I drunkenly sketched out some noise box for the musical project a friend of mine and I are working on. So that's fun.
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2 years ago
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yeah, that's cool. keep us posted! i like electronics projects, i just don't usually have the time and patience to complete them myself. :)
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2 years ago
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I'm struggling with the time part myself. Still working 70+ hours a week, but that seems to be coming to an end. I finally have the tone generator ICs, and a simple white/periodic noise generator compiled, just lacking some wires and switches to complete everything. But I now have a butane powered soldering pen! That's fun. And compact.

Of course now all I can think about is "bigger" and "more" ... I could have 12 independently controlled oscillators in one kit if I get one of the big Mega 2650 boards. But I may just get a RPi and do all that in software and have a (practically) limitless selection. Not to mention modularity and upgradeability. We'll see..
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2 years ago
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I could never get into electronics ... All this fidgeting with small stuff and before you know it you mess it up and you broke something :-/

I'll just stick to desktop software. Easier to correct your silly mistakes there :-)
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1 year ago
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What happened?!

My life's slowly going down the shitter. I hate to throw heavy shit on you guys why hardly know me but I've always felt at ease unloading dirty laundry here to get it off my chest.

Wife and I have been fighting constantly ever since Kiernan was born. 6 months now and it's been hell. It's had massive consequences on my work, and my work has added stress to our marriage. The only relief came during the 2 months my wife spent in Montana while I held down the fort in PA over the holidays. I actually started seeing a therapist, which has been good but hasnt really helped me break out of this depression I'm in.

Man, If only I could turn back the clock. No house, No kid, No Uber. Just enjoy where I was and stop thinking that I needed all these things. Not that I don't love my wife or my kid, but shit, I didn't stop and think about how all these things would affect me.

Yeah, what the fuck happened.
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1 year ago
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:|

good luck, chiken.

i'm in a mess myself. but not as heavy as yours. :/ i feel you, as much as i can.
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1 year ago
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Yeah, good luck. The girlfriend and I are always fighting, too. It can be incredibly stressful. :(
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1 year ago
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sorry to hear that chiken. all the best.
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1 year ago
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i don't mean to be a bummer, but i feel like i'm dying alone in plain sight. i don't know what to do about it. i wish i could communicate how i feel to a loved one, because it would be nice to feel understood by someone whom i love and who loves me. that wouldn't solve the problem though
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1 year ago
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... nothing matters, anymore. what i do makes no difference. so, what then? what now?
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1 year ago
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Martin
Just muddle along and try to have a good time.

I think that's what most of us do...

Kind of depressing :-/
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9 months ago
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things are not scary anymore

few things attract my curiosity

i don't seek adventure

whatever happened?
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8 months ago
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if you want to write an exploration of that, i'd enjoy reading it!
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6 months ago
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oh man, i finally actually check ttf and there's nothing new here!

WHAT HAPPENED?

("nothing has happened so far")

... quoting dp's first post in this thread

        DISASTER THREAD


i don't know what happened yet
  nothing has happened so far


i miss dp, but i don't think i'll hear from him again in this lifetime
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5 months ago
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I need to come back. We all need some ttf.
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5 months ago
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Hey guys, thanks for the kind words. I'm still alive and married. It's been a tough year but I made it through and have come out better. Lots of therapy and drugs (Wellbutrin kicks ass! weight loss, increased sex drive, AND anti-depressant!)
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4 months ago
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"beginner's mind"
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4 months ago
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just clicked on chiken's profile link and started laughing and snorting when i saw what his profile was
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4 months ago
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"your love will set you free"

"the truth will set you free"

doomed. i'm a goner
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2 months ago
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i biked across europe, and japan.
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1 month ago
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that's fucking great. it's like a life goal of mine, so i esteem your accomplishment highly. (as opposed to saying i'm envious or jealous, which could be equally accurate.)

picture albums?!

i really want to do coastal touring here in CA before i leave. i'm an idiot for still not having done it
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Yeah, that's really amazing. I'm still trying to get my wheel trued so I can just ride again ... but the idea of touring is so appealing.
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sweet, nestor! i also want to see photos!