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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby firechicago » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:54 am UTC

poxic wrote:Back when I was still attempting such things, I figured out a way to encover a duvet: find the top corners (opposite the opening) of the cover; bring their insides down to the opening; pin them to the top corners of the duvet; insert duvet fully and shake out. Remove the pins, or maybe leave in if they're safety-style.


I do a version of this without the pins. (Of course, it helps to be tall and have long arms).

Step 1: Grab the two corners of the duvet cover opposite the opening, one in each hand.

Step 2: While still holding the corners, turn the duvet cover inside out, so the bulk of the cover is resting on your arms and your hands (still holding the corners) are poking out through the opening.

Step 3: Grab two corners of the duvet with the hands holding the corresponding corners of the duvet cover.

Step 4: Lift the corners up (it also helps to stand on the bed, if you need a little extra height) and shake the duvet until everything is more or less in the right place, and then close up the opening.

Sure it's a bit of a pain in the ass, but you only have to do it when you wash the duvet cover, and if you're using a top sheet the the duvet cover can easily go a month or more between washings. For me, the much greater simplicity of making the bed in the morning (just pull up the sheet and throw the duvet into place) greatly outweighs the annoyance of replacing the cover.

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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby addams » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:02 am UTC

Yes.
That is a good description.

Stand on the bed?
Don't stand on the bed and fight the duvet.
You might lose.

If you do, you will need a spotter.
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How many unreported Darwin Awards go to the Victims of the Duvet?
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby poxic » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:33 am UTC

I have never been injured by a duvet, or even the cover of one. I do, however, need to wash all the bedclothes in hot water every week because of a dust allergy.

So yeah, I'm so over the duvet thing. Except one bit that I just realised makes no sense at all: I still buy duvet covers when the old ones wear out, then use them as the top blanket in summer, despite not using the duvet itself for many years.

The fuck.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby azule » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:10 am UTC

When you use a duvet, do you also use a sheet? What does top cover mean?

I imagine, top to bottom, duvet cover w duvet inside, sheet, you, fitted sheet. Mine would have comforter replacing duvet set.
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Postby poxic » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:45 am UTC

When I was a young'un, it was "the cover" first (a more decorative sort of blanket), then one or more woven blankets, then the top sheet -> person -> fitted sheet. I actually don't remember if there was a more formal name for the cover, though one could certainly use a quilt in its place.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Ubik » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:12 am UTC

The top corner holes I mentioned are not a hypothetical thing. This is how normal duvet covers around here are:
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Except for the Ikea ones. Also the bottom hole isn't usually unreasonably small. Here's a series of pictures from some website as a practical example: one, two, three

I guess I could make holes to them. Getting neat edges just won't be easy...

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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby poxic » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:01 am UTC

See, now that would help. Just going to go check if I've been a ninny all along and didn't see the other-end-holes... nope. Not a ninny. Well, not for that reason.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby teenidle » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:31 pm UTC

Name: Ubik
Location: magical land with reasonable duvet covers

Seriously why can't that be a thing around everywhere?

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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby PeteP » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:56 pm UTC

That tiny gap thing is annoying, especially if you don't use a normal sized one and instead a 2,4m*2,2m one like me which makes the whole thing harder. I think I got it from ikea and was quite puzzled why it would be designed like that. (I'm accustomed for the opening going from end to end and being closed with a zipper or buttons.)

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Postby pseudoidiot » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:00 pm UTC

I just have a mom that loves to quilt and give me homemade quilts. Everyone should get one of those. Much easier than dealing with duvets.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby freezeblade » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:07 pm UTC

Pet peeve #25: grocery store line etiquette
When the person in front of you not only does not place the divider bar after their groceries (on a conveyer belt system), but stands in such a way that you can not reach a divider bar yourself, forcing you with a few choices: interrupt them on their cell phone,* wait until all of their goods are rung up, or chance it and leave a mini-gap between your groceries and theirs, hoping that the checkout person senses the gap and knows where one order ends and the other begins. Invaritably, this occurs when there is a big line behind you.

Seriously. fuck these people.

I had an even worse one the other day, where this lady left her pile of groceries on the metal part before the conveyer belt part, and obliviously chatted on their cell phone until the cashier inturruped her (which took more than a few "excuse me miss" and hand motions) asking if they were her goods sitting there. She never got off the phone the entire time, nor said a single word to the cashier. This is pet peeve #26 by the way, people who talk on a cell phone as they are ordering or interacting with sales staff. Fuck those people too.

*why are they always on a cell phone, busy talking to a friend, or listening to music, etc.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Chen » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:18 pm UTC

Yup this is definitely more a "jackass on cellphone" problem than anything else. Fortunately it seems actually talking on cell phones seems to less and less popular what with your texting and IMs and such. The younger generation may be busy texting each other but they can at least hear you when you yell at them that way.

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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:45 pm UTC

Surely leaving a super gap is the answer?
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby UniqueScreenname » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:20 pm UTC

Do you really have a list?
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby freezeblade » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:46 pm UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:Do you really have a list?


no, not really, I just did some random number that sounds believable.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby azule » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:37 am UTC

Nice one.

I haven't really had this much issue as it usually clears up before I lose my patience. That and I don't have much qualms reaching in (with my long reaching arms and torso) and getting the divider. I don't trust a gap. And as you say, fuck em, that's my space. *nods*
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby addams » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:42 am UTC

Chen wrote:Yup this is definitely more a "jackass on cellphone" problem than anything else. Fortunately it seems actually talking on cell phones seems to less and less popular what with your texting and IMs and such. The younger generation may be busy texting each other but they can at least hear you when you yell at them that way.

Texting is not much better.
It may not be any better at all.

What??
I know Human Beings are a fucked up scary animal.

But, Children;
You do Not need to be in constant communication with The Mother Ship.

Of course, Be careful what you wish for.
If those Jerks were not talking on the Phone.
They might be wanting to talk to You!

Can you imagine That Shit??
You think you are in a hurry?

The woman a head of you in line wants to discuss your purchase choices, the way you are dressed, and The Weather.
By the time two or three of those people are done with you, you might be handing out cell phones, saying, "Talk!"
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby addams » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:00 am UTC

I'm all irritated.
I don't have a good reason.

There are Rats in the place I am staying.
There is a man that can and will trap the Rats.

He has been doing that.
The sound of Rats at night has diminished, a lot.
That is good news.

What do I have to bitch about?
Like any other Human Being, I find reasons to bitch.

That man and I worked fairly well together when there was a Big Job he wanted done.
That Job is Done! The Rats are a one man show. We are Not working together.

I want the Rats gone. That means, I will bend to make it easy for him.
That man was showing up unannounced anytime of the day he pleased.

When he was here, he was too fucking comfortable in my living space and too fucking forward with me.
We speak the same English language. We do not use it the same way.

Voices were raised.
At one point I found myself saying, "Don't Touch Me!"
He had touched me. He had reached out and taken both of my shoulders.

Sense when do I mind being touched??
I don't mind being touched. Do I?

He had reached out and grasped both of my shoulders.
That moment sure gave me something to think about.

Back in the old days, before 9/11 and the Patriot Act,
Professionals could touch people on the shoulder without permission.
Any other touching had to be by consent.

He grasped my shoulders.
How is that a problem?

It reminded me of a Joke.
The Proctologist can touch you on the shoulder.
You never want to feel his hand on Both of your shoulders.

Never mind.
Dumb joke.

The way I was going to fix The Problem was by insisting he call before he comes.
When I get The Call, I leave. I can button things up and be gone in ten minutes.

Today, he called and gave me 40 minutes.
I left. I stayed gone the required time.

He was still here there when I returned.
He wanted to Chat?

I have established, we can't Chat.
In words that were as clear as I can make them,
I told him, "We can't talk, because You are Retarded!"

You have had every fucking advantage in life.
You chose to start snorting cocane at 16 years old.
You chose to use methamphedime.
You chose to Not go to school.
You chose.

You are Retarded.
You are so fucking Retarded you think you are brilliant.
You are Not brilliant. You are Retarded.

I don't want you nor people like you making choices for me.
I told him, I think he is too stupid to Vote.

One heart beat one vote gets us where we are.
Shall we Vote?? Hands Up for Algebra!

There will be No Algebra. No Logic.
No Maps. No Poetry. No! No! No!

I don't have many choices.
I can choose Not to argue with a Retarded person.

He took a chunk out of the middle of my day.

He could have been in and been Gone.
But; No. He was here when I returned.

And; It sort of pisses me off.
I know he has a key and can come in anytime he wants.

Before I decided we are Not on speaking terms,
He came in and shut a window while I was gone.

I stood next to him looking at the window from OutSide.
I asked, "Did you shut the window?"

He said, "Yes."
I asked, "Did you go in to do it?"

He said, "No. I shut it from out here."
After he was gone I walked into that room.

The window was latched.
It can only be latched from the inside.

Why would he lie to me?
Is he not lying?

His memory is full of holes.
He may not know he went in and shut and latched the window.

Or; It is part of the social water we fish swim in?
Our people lie for fun and profit until The Truth seems like an odd, edgy, quirky indulgence.

We, humans, are such great little liars.
Smart people can make up Great Lies.

Retarded people lie.
They just do a crap job of it.

I want the Rats to go away.
I don't want to know what he thinks of my Art.

How do I fix this?
I don't mind being on Stand By.
Or; Do I? I don't like Rats.

Is it reasonable to ask a Retarded Guy to establish a schedule?
You check the Rat Traps when I'm gone; Same time of day, same days of the week.

Tell me when,
I'll be fucking Gone!

How about if I tell him when?
Fuck. That will Never work.

He would not do it.
It would be Rat City for me.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby azule » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:29 am UTC

I'm not sure if this man is your landlord. If he is, or affiliated, there are usually laws requiring your permission for him to enter your home. He might have a key, but he does not have an unequivocal right. He should stick to your schedule and inform you if he deviates from it.

Otherwise, for a person who is mentally incompatible with you,... I wish I knew how to be socially graceful, but I would try being direct, then try standoffishness, then try discussing the issue with superiors. But I don't have a good track record.
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Postby K-R » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:15 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:This is pet peeve #26 by the way, people who talk on a cell phone as they are ordering or interacting with sales staff.

I sort of wound up doing that the other day. Went into a store I've done some work for (but am not actually employed by) to pick up something work-related, and buy something else while I was there. Due to the layout, had to go from the back of the store to the front, along with the cashier. Halfway there, my brother rang. I knew it was going to be fairly time-sensitive, and wasn't technically in a line or dealing with anyone or anything, so I answered and stayed away from the checkout until I'd dealt with the call.

When I got up front, the cashier was finishing up a Christmas card for me. So...that worked out, I guess.



Semi-relatedly: recently bought my first car, and between that and the aforementioned work have been driving significantly more of late than previously. And either I have the worst luck in the world, or there are perhaps one or two people, at most, who know how to use an indicator. And one of the rare people who has indicated in my vicinity did so in order to inform nearby drivers that they wished to make a left turn...from the middle lane. Through my car. Presumably intended to get into the left lane, but left it way too late, and then instead of doing the rational thing and taking the next left, or some other alternate route, just decided to turn left anyway. Missed hitting me by about an inch, and left me stuck in the middle of an intersection as the light turned red.

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Postby addams » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:09 pm UTC

azule wrote:I'm not sure if this man is your landlord. If he is, or affiliated, there are usually laws requiring your permission for him to enter your home. He might have a key, but he does not have an unequivocal right. He should stick to your schedule and inform you if he deviates from it.

Otherwise, for a person who is mentally incompatible with you,... I wish I knew how to be socially graceful, but I would try being direct, then try standoffishness, then try discussing the issue with superiors. But I don't have a good track record.

ok.
Your advice seems reasonable.
That is, sort of, what I have been doing.

You say, It doesn't work?
What part Failed for you?

I might be a bit Too Direct.
Such Directness may be interpreted as a Joke.

Is that the Good News or the Bad News?
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Postby Izawwlgood » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:30 pm UTC

K-R wrote:so I answered and stayed away from the checkout until I'd dealt with the call.
That said, it sounds like you stayed away from the cashier while you were taking the call, which means you weren't taking up their time and you indicated as such. That seems totally reasonable to me.

poxic wrote:I have never been injured by a duvet, or even the cover of one.
My shoulders pretty mangled right now, and I've been routinely waking myself up in the middle of the night when I try and pull the quilt up or over or something.
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Postby poxic » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:33 pm UTC

Fair point, but I doubt that is entirely the fault of the duvet.
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Postby Izawwlgood » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:42 pm UTC

Obviously, but I can still hate it for being so heavy and favoring my fiance's side of the bed.
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Postby K-R » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:48 pm UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:
K-R wrote:so I answered and stayed away from the checkout until I'd dealt with the call.
That said, it sounds like you stayed away from the cashier while you were taking the call, which means you weren't taking up their time and you indicated as such. That seems totally reasonable to me.

There was also only one other customer in the store, and a second cashier to deal with that customer, and the cashier dealing with me spent the time I was on the phone writing the Christmas card, so yeah, I was never actually an issue for anyone. And may have saved myself standing around while the card was being written; I'm not sure whether that was always happening or just her taking advantage of the spare time. Really, I was just reminded of the whole thing by freezeblade's rant, thought it was interesting that the phone call actually worked to the benefit of the entire thing, and posted. Wasn't really trying to say I was terrible or anything.

Amusingly, said Christmas card thanks me for my "attention to detail", and her handwriting suddenly gets much neater for that sentence.



Izawwlgood wrote:Obviously, but I can still hate it for being so heavy and favoring my fiance's side of the bed.

I don't actually think that's entirely reasonable... :P

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Postby azule » Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:04 pm UTC

addams wrote:ok.
Your advice seems reasonable.
That is, sort of, what I have been doing.

You say, It doesn't work?
What part Failed for you?

I might be a bit Too Direct.
Such Directness may be interpreted as a Joke.

Is that the Good News or the Bad News?
People want to continue acting the way they are. When you mess with that, unless they're the most understanding person, you've probably caused your relationship with them to suffer, even if just temporarily.

You probably don't care about your relationship with that person, but it could mean they listen to you even less. Or, if this person is totally mental, maybe the opposite reaction occurs.

Getting things to go my way only seems to happen with people that have a reason not to just blow me off, like family. Everyone else, it's hit or miss. Therefore, no magic formula.

I've been having better luck since lugging my baby around. I'm sure I don't act different, but the responses seem consistently better.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby addams » Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:10 am UTC

azule wrote:
addams wrote:ok.
Your advice seems reasonable.
That is, sort of, what I have been doing.

You say, It doesn't work?
What part Failed for you?

I might be a bit Too Direct.
Such Directness may be interpreted as a Joke.

Is that the Good News or the Bad News?
People want to continue acting the way they are. When you mess with that, unless they're the most understanding person, you've probably caused your relationship with them to suffer, even if just temporarily.

You probably don't care about your relationship with that person, but it could mean they listen to you even less. Or, if this person is totally mental, maybe the opposite reaction occurs.

Getting things to go my way only seems to happen with people that have a reason not to just blow me off, like family. Everyone else, it's hit or miss. Therefore, no magic formula.

I've been having better luck since lugging my baby around. I'm sure I don't act different, but the responses seem consistently better.

It's a business relationship.
He gets The Rats and I let him.

If I Never speak to or are spoken to by that man it is Very Ok with me.
There is No Relationship.

He gets Rats.
I give him Money.

When we talk, he wants Me to Get Rats.
I have run out of ways to say, "No."

I'm No Fucking Good at getting Rats!
I catch them with my hand!

I look into their frightened little beady eyes.
They melt my heart. I can't kill them.

I don't want to set traps and wish them ill.
I Know! Kill them or live with them.

I was figuring out how to live with them.
That man's Mom wants him to kill them.

Far be it from me to stand in the way of a Mom's orders.
I will stay out of his way. He's getting them!

The sound of the Rat Parties has diminished greatly.

It was a little Freaky.
I was getting used to it.
The Rats were better neighbors than Humans!

I now know why those Country Homes have the pots and pans hanging in the kitchen.
That is about the Best way to deal with the little bastards walking and pooping and peeing on pots and pans.

Washing every pan Twice, gets old.
Wash it. Put it away.
Get it out. Wash it.

Fuck That.
Hang them.

It has been several days.
I have almost forgotten Why he upsets me.

I want to completely forget Why.
The way to do that is to stay the fuck away from him.

He looks Normal.
When he talks, the Stupid gets out.

I am Not being a snotty intellectual!
The Man is Profoundly Stupid.

He has been poisoned repeatedly with neurotoxins.
Don't look at me! I didn't do it! He did it for Fun!
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Postby azule » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:01 am UTC

I've been using "relationship" to mean all human interactions, including, like you said, business relationships. Most people appear confused when I use the term this way.

So, I just meant, whether it is a personal relationship, a business one, or an I hate your guts one... they're all relationships, and require similar interactions. Either you talk, ignore, or beat him over the head with a rat. Some sort of interaction. I don't know which one to recommend as favorable. Maybe someone else you know in the vicinity can do the interacting on your behalf.

I now know why those Country Homes have the pots and pans hanging in the kitchen.
That is about the Best way to deal with the little bastards walking and pooping and peeing on pots and pans.

Washing every pan Twice, gets old.
Wash it. Put it away.
Get it out. Wash it.

Fuck That.
Hang them.
I bet that is why. Smart.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Neil_Boekend » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:14 am UTC

poxic wrote:
Spoiler:
For whatever reason (maybe a DX9/DX11 compatibility issue?), changing the gamma slider in Dragon Age 2 does nothing to change the screen brightness. I move the slider brighter or darker, there is a momentary change in brightness, then the screen quickly reverts to the "normal" amount of brightness. Regardless of the setting on the slider.

I don't recall this being a problem before my new video card. Yet searching around everywhere I can think of, there is no discussion of this (apart from one person on the BioWare forums not being believed because ze's being a bit of a dick).

- I can't post a topic on the BioWare forum because the Origin login mechanism is busted/doesn't like Firefox/whatever. (Javascript and cookies enabled, yes.)
- I can't get to EA/Origin online help service because the Origin login mechanism is busted/doesn't like Firefox/whatever.
- There is NO EMAIL ADDRESS ANYWHERE on the EA/Origin help page because you're supposed to use the online help service or the forum.

I hate the world sometimes. And this is only computer games.


(Edit for further arsification: it is indeed the video card and/or driver, and not the game. *Any* attempts at gamma correction outside the nVidia control panel are immediately nullified back to "normal". Except last time I tried to update the driver, my display was borked for days until I scrubbed the installation clean and went back to an older version.


And here I thought ATI was buggy as hell.)

It's not a bug, it's an undocumented feature.
Seriously, from your text it seems intentionally. Are there still 3rd party graphics card drivers? Once upon a time the Omega drivers offered some things the original drivers didn't but I am far to busylazy to google it.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby addams » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:26 pm UTC

I found an old garden bench.
It has a broken slats.

It is old and not at all solid, square and true.
It has sat discarded outdoors for some number of years.

I decided to fix it.
It's a little time consuming, but not difficult.

Or; So I thought.
I can't break the rust on the bolts.

I'm not strong enough and It Pisses Me Off!!
I could kick the thing into manageable pieces.

I can not take it apart and fix it.
I fought the bench and the bench won.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby poxic » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:23 pm UTC

A metaphor for the universe, I think.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby ucim » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:32 am UTC

addams wrote:I can't break the rust on the bolts.
You tried automotive rust spray? (that stuff you spray on rusty bolts and then tap with a hammer, and then wait, and then it only requires strong force and not The Strong Force?

You tried a good wrench with a pipe around it for leverage? (A bad wrench would break.)

You tried cussing and swearing a lot? (Oh right, you're here. :)

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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:36 am UTC

Goddamned chirping chirp I just screwed up something royally and I just need to curse for a bit.
Chirping mustard!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG why am I such an idiot?
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Diadem » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:31 am UTC

Aargh.

No dear colleague. If after 3 revisions, and being slammed down repeatedly by both me and the head architect, you still insist on referencing software versions that don't exist, describing dependencies that aren't there, copy pasting tables from other documents without even updating the name, and wanton cruelty to the common comma, then those are not "differences of opinion". And I don't appreciate you going over my head and mailing our manager, trying to dump this on me. I am not going to do your work for you just because you do it poorly. Fuck you.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby addams » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:02 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
addams wrote:I can't break the rust on the bolts.
You tried automotive rust spray? (that stuff you spray on rusty bolts and then tap with a hammer, and then wait, and then it only requires strong force and not The Strong Force?

You tried a good wrench with a pipe around it for leverage? (A bad wrench would break.)

You tried cussing and swearing a lot? (Oh right, you're here. :)

Jose

I'm, just, not strong enough.
And; I don't have the perfect tools for The Job.

I did use the penetrating oil.
WD-40. That stuff is Great.

I tapped the nut.
I placed a screwdriver in the slot of the bolt.

I had a good grip on the nut with pliers.
A strong person can break a weak bolt that way.

I don't care if the bolt breaks.
I have broken a weak screwdriver that way.

I know the tools I was using are low quality and weak.
The screw driver bent a little tiny bit. I bent, more.

I am simply too weak to break the rust or break the bolt.
It hurt my arm. My stupid arm was already hurt. (waa.)

I'll give it one more go.
Then I'll use it 'as is'.

It's stupid to paint a broken bench.
I've done stupider stuff.

I'd like to give up stupid. (shrug)
I'm not strong enough to do what seems smart.

Oh, Diadem;
I'm sorry your teammate is either lazy or under qualified.

Do you know about the concept of Promotion to Incompetence?
It's one of those organization concepts Business Majors memorize.

It's both darned funny and serious as a heart attack.
Some people get promoted fairly fast. Up they go.

They hit a spot where they, sort of, know whats going on and can fake it.
The elevator ride stops.

There they are.
Like your guy.

Incompetent.
Can't demote him.
Transfer him, Up!

Give him a little promotion, out of your way.
Entire movies have been written and performed with an eye to organizational theory.

On a movie screen it is a comedy.
In your real life, you get to do Two Jobs and he gets paid for one.

I'm sorry.
As bad as he is, he's got to be better than me.
I can't do The Math.

Having me around would make that Lazy Jerk look Good.
Reading a technical document is like reading Chinese, to me.

At least, I'd know I can't do it.
I'd keep your coffee cup full, your pencils sharp and ....

Remember the guy that got promoted to a windowless office?
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Sprocket » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:55 pm UTC

Technical manuals are efking weird.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby addams » Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:01 am UTC

I'm weak.
I have a case of those I can't do it Blues.

Maybe, If I rest up a while, I will be able to do it.
Maybe.

It?
Lift a piece of mirrored glass.
It's old and funky. 3x4 feet.

I can lift it.
I can move it around.

I can not lift it far enough Up over my head.
It's not, just, my arm. I'm weak.

If you have always been weak, well...Then you are not inconvenienced by it. Are You?
I have not always been weak.

Strong is like Tall.
Tall people get used to seeing over the heads of other people.

EDIT: Ah-Ha!
I did it!

I found someone to help steady the glass and move the wire.
It is so much easier to do these things with an extra set of hands.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby addams » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:47 am UTC

Fucking Hell!
The open Internet told me the US Congress agreed on something.
I started paying attention. What could it be?

100+ Trillion Dollar Budget!!
Fuck!! Trillion??

ok. The US dollar is not worth Squat.
But; If US people and companies take it...well ok.
If Europe takes it..ok. It's money.

Like Italy money was, only worse by far.
I have no business thinking in Trillions.

It took me a while to understand millions.
Millions in Parts per Million and Millions in Dollars.

Billions was hard.
A tinny pea in a Olympic Size swimming pool.
Some water sheds are Millions of Olympic Size swimming pools in size.

I never expected to make the transition to Billions of Dollars.
No one had or wanted Billions.

Trillions? I had to look Trillions up in an old blue math book.
Now; Every Jack Ass talks about Trillions like working with those kind of numbers is Easy!

ech..Fuck it.
Move the decimal place on items at the food store and don't think about it.
Apparently, it's none of my business, anyway. I sort of wish I didn't know.

What is it I think I know?
I know the name of that number flies out of other people's mouths too fucking easy for my tastes.

I would think a 100+ Trillion Dollars would effect nearly everyone, even me.
I'm probably Wrong.

I don't know how to think about anything that is numbered like that.
Someone will move the decimal point and Congress will take the Music Departments away from elementary and high schools.
Because.....Rap is Free.

We are in debt.
We can't afford to spend money on something people can get for Free...

Fuck us... It's a Rap Song.
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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby Wonderbolt » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:00 am UTC

Two related rants.

First, ugh and argh at people looking at the summary of a scientific study, exaggerating it a bit, and then ranting about it on their blog. No, the fact that stimulant medication is shown not to be optimal in an ecological study where more people got prescriptions does not mean everyone who takes stims is just lazy and needs discipline and... sigh.

On a related note: I hate how it seems to be impossible to do anything right with a disability. So many people giving unsolicited advice about how to 'fix' things which only end up making me feel "If I still am like this after all the advice, clearly it's my own fault for not trying hard enough." How about people stop pretending to know how to deal with this stuff unless I'm their patient or I specifically ask them for advice?

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Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Postby addams » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:08 pm UTC

Amen, Wonderbolt;
On both counts.

I have a question.
Spoiler:
In the past, I spoke openly to people.

I might say something like the following,
"Gee, I want to go to The Beach, with you."
"How are we going to get you down there?"

She said, "Your the professional. You figure it out."
That was a bad idea.

I got yelled at.
!Do Not Take New Wheel Chairs to The Beach!
That's like wearing new fancy swede shoes at The Beach.

After that we tried Horses.
Even disabled people that ride horses, need to train.

I rode with one guy that has Cerebella Palsy.
He was spastic, and he still rode better than I did.

Sometimes, I hung out with Disabled People because it was My Job.
Sometimes, I hung out with Disabled People because they were my Friends.


What kind of stuff do they tell you to do?
I guess I'm nosey.
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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.


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