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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Izawwlgood » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:51 am UTC

Wow, you people are really serious about your taste preferences.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby poxic » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:05 am UTC

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby GenericAnimeBoy » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:44 pm UTC

Someday we will all reminisce about our role in the great xkcd cabbage war of 2013. :roll:
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:31 pm UTC

I'm really impressed with netflix.

I'm in a hotel right. Free wifi, with a wifi router that is a 802.11g potato that pushes around 0.2 Mbps.

Figured it couldn't hurt to try anyway.

... it works. Netflix automagically drops the quality to the point where it's streaming smoothly.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Menacing Spike » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:34 pm UTC

holy shit people actually talk in corporese seriously

well good luck synergising your core competencies dude

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Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:42 pm UTC

Menacing Spike wrote:holy shit people actually talk in corporese seriously

well good luck synergising your core competencies dude


Yeah. Can we touch base on that later? I'm busy formulating a strategic solution to the problems we're facing.

I worked internal software development for a financial megacorp for a couple of months. Had about 5,000 emails full of that stuff in my inbox every morning.
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Postby Menacing Spike » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:51 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:Yeah. Can we touch base on that later? I'm busy formulating a strategic solution to the problems we're facing.


You got my buy-in! Let's position ourselves on a platform of excellence!

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Postby Роберт » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:12 pm UTC

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You, sir, name? wrote:Yeah. Can we touch base on that later? I'm busy formulating a strategic solution to the problems we're facing.


You got my buy-in! Let's position ourselves on a platform of excellence!

Make sure you decisions will maintain alignment with the broader base going forward.
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Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:08 pm UTC

So. Page 2030. We'll have hover cars in this place any time now. If man is still alive.
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Postby roband » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:53 am UTC

If anyone is interested in joining www.letterboxd.com - send me a PM over and I'll give you a code to sign up with.

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Postby Ivora » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:59 am UTC

why do i always hit on gay men... oh well. plenty of fish in the sea. :roll:

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Postby The Scyphozoa » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:41 am UTC

Has anyone else seen Windows display the wrong bitrate on an AVI? I have a file that's 11.7 GB and 9 minutes and 20 seconds long. Unless I'm doing the math completely wrong, that comes out to 175262 kbps. But the file properties window is showing 516988. That's not even close. It's off by a factor of almost 3. What's up?
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Postby Ubik » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:40 am UTC

Windows might be figuring out the bitrate by peeking into the beginning of the file, instead of calculating it from the total length and filesize.

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Postby phlip » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:57 am UTC

Yeah, it wouldn't be the first time the header of a file completely lied about stuff...

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Diemo » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:00 am UTC

One person in our office was transfering files onto a windows device. It was at 99% complete for about 2 hours.
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Postby tastelikecoke » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:23 am UTC

Diemo wrote:One person in our office was transfering files onto a windows device. It was at 99% complete for about 2 hours.

#OccupyHardDisk2013

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby The Cat » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:55 am UTC

Enjoyed as always. I'm not sure who you are referring to. Certainly haven't seen that type of hospitality. I'm not gonna go to one of the local watering holes unless I'm already hammered. I got a laundry list of conversations that would make you numb your eardrums before being subjected. There are other venues. It has been unpleasant. I'm looking forward to a change in venue. I accomplished what I set out to, fulfilled my obligations, and now it's time to say goodbye.

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Postby emceng » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:40 pm UTC

Hmm. First time since about November that I have a full five day work week. Yesterday was the only day I've got something scheduled to get me out of the office. So pretty much a full week of work, in my office. It's barely an hour into Tuesday's work day and I'm already starting to go a little stir crazy.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Menacing Spike » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:32 pm UTC

this kind of shit ruins my "laugh at morons" tumblr fun

Also, I had a most unpleasant experience. This morning a tree fell in the middle of the way and bothered me on the way to work. This evening it was still here, so being a big strong man, I hoisted it over a nearby fence to a vacant lot nearby. Except I overestimated my wrist strength, and when tilting over it crushed my forearm onto the fence. It was plastic and not that pointy, but still, ow.

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby broken_escalator » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:11 pm UTC

You should used the caber toss method.

It's super effective if you wear a kilt.

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Postby Menacing Spike » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:15 pm UTC

broken_escalator wrote:You should used the caber toss method.

It's super effective if you wear a kilt.


Didn't have room to pick up momentum. Also no experience holding trees upright.

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:18 pm UTC

Menacing Spike wrote:
broken_escalator wrote:You should used the caber toss method.

It's super effective if you wear a kilt.


Didn't have room to pick up momentum. Also no experience holding trees upright.

Yer no real Scotsman!

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Dthen » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:43 pm UTC

The whole caber toss thing seems like a dreadful way to move a log to me.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:47 pm UTC

It's sort of the same idea as the Juicer Chainsaw. It might not be practical, but you're attacking a Scottish army with swords... and they're attacking back with god damn tree trunks. Stitch that, Jimmy.

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Postby UniqueScreenname » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:32 pm UTC

May I repeat: the most DISGUSTING and DEPLORABLE Wickham EVER!!!!!!!!
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Postby You, sir, name? » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:02 pm UTC

It's funny how the recycle bin in windows is like a catalog of every time I've failed to hold shift when pressing delete, and my browser bookmarks is a catalog of every time I've accidentally hit ctrl+d.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Dthen » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:37 am UTC

Jalapeno, you ninja, I was about to post exactly the same thing.
EDIT: Wait a minute, I must've had the thread open for quite a while... I'm evidently easy to ninja.

I revise my statement to "The Wiki article on cats is unsurprisingly interesting."

You, sir, name? wrote:It's funny how the recycle bin in windows is like a catalog of every time I've failed to hold shift when pressing delete, and my browser bookmarks is a catalog of every time I've accidentally hit ctrl+d.

My computer is identical in this regard.
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Postby PolakoVoador » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:00 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:I'm really impressed with netflix.

I'm in a hotel right. Free wifi, with a wifi router that is a 802.11g potato that pushes around 0.2 Mbps.

Figured it couldn't hurt to try anyway.

... it works. Netflix automagically drops the quality to the point where it's streaming smoothly.


Yeah, but sometimes the drop is strong the stuff becomes unwatchable.

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby The Scyphozoa » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:30 am UTC

Perhaps having 0.2 mbps is actually better than having 1.5, because when I had Netflix streaming it would stop the stream and bounce the quality back and forth between the highest and the lowest, sometimes skipping a few seconds and making me rewind in the process.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Carlington » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:56 am UTC

Screech: I figure there's as good a chance of finding out in this thread as there is in any other, so here goes.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Steax » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:19 am UTC

I need an good work chair for continuous computer use. I'm looking into the classical Herman Miller Aeron and Mirra, but I won't be able to try one for a few days (and they're about 50% more expensive here than in the US). Anyone have any good suggestions?
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Postby The Cat » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:54 pm UTC

We had an office full of Herman Miller, good stuff. Try a wholesale outlet, Liquidator, plenty of companies going out of business.
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Postby You, sir, name? » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:52 am UTC

Youtube has started underrunning the sound buffer.

Argh! Annoying popping!
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Postby elminster » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:11 pm UTC

On chairs: I wish they had some places that I could just try out like 100 different chair models. I read a lot about Herman Miller chairs, but I'm sceptical given the price. Similarly I wish they had somewhere to try out mice. Maybe in the future 3D scans of products will become more widely available allowing you to have a service/middleware which evaluates any arbitrary measurement as to how well it would suit you. E.g. height, back height, etc.

When requesting a return from Amazon, they don't mention anywhere (or link to anywhere) during the process that indicates things bought on promotional offer won't be refunded even thought they'll still accept the item in return. To me, that seems a bit underhanded as with most terms of service agreements they have to show before going through with them. Although it may not be a legal requirement for returns, I think they should link to any information pertaining to anything you're returning directly before a return is authorised.
Seems rather odd that someone would return something at their expense if they knew that they would get nothing in return.
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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby Eseell » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:56 am UTC

Steax wrote:I need an good work chair for continuous computer use. I'm looking into the classical Herman Miller Aeron and Mirra, but I won't be able to try one for a few days (and they're about 50% more expensive here than in the US). Anyone have any good suggestions?

I have used the Herman Miller Aeron and it is very comfortable, but a bit fiddly. I also like the Steelcase Leap.
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Postby Magnanimous » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:50 am UTC

There's a twitter bot that retweets people who use iambic pentameter. This makes me so happy.

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby bluebambue » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:06 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:There's a twitter bot that retweets people who use iambic pentameter. This makes me so happy.

That is pretty neat.

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Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Postby The Scyphozoa » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:00 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:There's a twitter bot that retweets people who use iambic pentameter. This makes me so happy.

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