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captain yesterday wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Random question does anyone else think Captain Yesterday is the informal chairperson of this thread. I think I feel that way just because he has the title of Captain.

Are you sure you want me in charge of chairs, I'm more of a percher (give me a ledge and I'm good) and I threaten to throw ours out every time the kids misbehave.

And you don't want to know how many couches I've thrown out.

ho... how do you feel about tables?

Edit: Of course hes naked hes a table what is this the Victorian era?


I guess that depends, is the table affiliated with Thanos (or Cable, they're pretty much the same person).


Uh... no?


Just stand real still, he'll never know you're there.


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You have an alias for everything even though it may not always be clear what particular anything it is for.


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Oh I know, I just don't know I know.


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So yesterday's obligatory fires weren't all that bad in terms of areas burned, but Shiro's house was directly downwind from one of them so we spent the entire day in an area where going outside made your lungs hurt and your eyes burn.

And this morning my eyes are all crusty and I have a raging headache. Go figure.

(And I will not even go on a tirade about the number of &%*!&$@#^s there seem to be in California who look at the hot, dry, strong-blowing wind and think, "Oh, what a good day to start an uncontained fire! What can possibly go wrong?")


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It's a half hour into the school week, and I've already managed three comments of "I'm done with this class" from puns. New record!


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I've been on a troubleshooting call for the last hour. I've added one sentence to the conversation. There is no reason for me to be on this call, yet here I am, just waiting for the moment I can run to the bathroom.


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Ah, Mother Nature! Always proving the nay-sayers clueless.

I don't know how many of you paid any attention to the protests of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), with claims that the energy was too high, and we'd tear holes in the fabric of the universe and/or create mini black holes that destroyed the planet.

And the proper response is, "Mother Nature already does it bigger and badder than we ever can."


Vanykrye wrote:
I've been on a troubleshooting call for the last hour. I've added one sentence to the conversation. There is no reason for me to be on this call, yet here I am, just waiting for the moment I can run to the bathroom.

Is it a video call or something?

The *only* hands-free kit I use is my 'conference headset' so I can roam freely while attending meetings.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
I've been on a troubleshooting call for the last hour. I've added one sentence to the conversation. There is no reason for me to be on this call, yet here I am, just waiting for the moment I can run to the bathroom.

Is it a video call or something?

The *only* hands-free kit I use is my 'conference headset' so I can roam freely while attending meetings.

Skype session, desktop shared out. One of the Systems guys was insistent that 55 RSA tokens were set up incorrectly. My one sentence to the conversation was, "No, they were set up correctly." Once your RSA server is set up, there's only two settings you can choose when setting up an individual RSA token. One is which OS it's going to go on, and the other is the password protection. It's not exactly rocket science.

EDIT: Also, I'm in an office building that was a bank back in the 60's and 70's. Getting anything wireless to work reliably in this building requires an Act of Divinity.


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Email: "Hey, if every teacher could contribute a few possible scholar's bowl questions, that'd be great!"
Me: cracks knuckles Hold my water bottle.


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"Ms. Scint, I need help with a psychology assignment. What's the difference between positive and negative reinforcement?"
"Well, positive reinforcement is I do something you like, like letting you play Kahoot! if everyone gets their work done. Negative reinforcement is I stop doing something you don't like, like no puns for the day if everyone gets 100%."
"...would you do that?"
"Haha, no."


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Job didn't work out. I tried to give it the weekend to get used to, and then...

My boss spied on my FB through my gf's cousin, takes a comment I made about the damn hillbillie kids in this area being undisciplined s##~s personally (gs's cousin IS a f*~#ing awful mom but I wasn't talking about her, I was talking about a horrible experience at a McDonald's here) and her aunt casually threatens my job.

For a comment I made on FB. Set to "Friends Only". So she spied on me through a third party, got offended, called her boss and threatened me...not directly, but by talking to my girlfriend.

Needless to say I may have went off about privacy invasion and how my f~**ing opinions outside of work arent her business, and how a real adult talks to another adult like an adult instead of crying to their boss and then using her to talk indirectly to me through my f#$$ing girlfriend...and I might have told them to find someone else since I already had my bad reaction about the job earlier. In considerably less kind, less articulate, and more rage filled words.

All cause I said the difference between rednecks and hillbillies is rednecks actually discipline their kids. Again...on my personal social media set to friends only, of which neither party was on the list of, so again...privacy invasion. I don't need this drama b*~$%+~!.

This all happened about 2am my time BTW.

So now I'm recovering from a stress induced panic attack. Again. Third or fourth since I moved. My body feels like I worked out 9 hours or so. Combined with the nausea and depression from being unemployed...again...and I sat in my room in the dark for...well looks like 11 hours now.

I don't even want to walk outside. I want to take my bike ride but I don't want to even take the stairs down from my apartment. I have no energy. No motivation to even get online job hunting. It took me several hours to work up to even tell you guys in the relative safety of our anonymity.

I'm having a bad week.


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Scintillae wrote:

"Ms. Scint, I need help with a psychology assignment. What's the difference between positive and negative reinforcement?"

"Well, positive reinforcement is I do something you like, like letting you play Kahoot! if everyone gets their work done. Negative reinforcement is I stop doing something you don't like, like no puns for the day if everyone gets 100%."
"...would you do that?"
"Haha, no."

please tell me your peal of laughter was accompanied by tears of exertion, and your no was a breathless sigh.


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VE, PM.


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Yet another example of the evils of Facebook.

You'll find another job, it's a college town in the Midwest, all that matters is you're a legal citizen and you're not on Meth, heroin, or synthetic weed.


Just a Mort wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Or, you could join a guild just to Murderhobo the lot. Just sayin'.
I'm not a murder hobo. I refuse to PBP in mnorpgs.

I was being facetious.


Scintillae wrote:
It's a half hour into the school week, and I've already managed three comments of "I'm done with this class" from puns. New record!

Now, for the rest.


NobodysHome wrote:

Ah, Mother Nature! Always proving the nay-sayers clueless.

I don't know how many of you paid any attention to the protests of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), with claims that the energy was too high, and we'd tear holes in the fabric of the universe and/or create mini black holes that destroyed the planet.

And the proper response is, "Mother Nature already does it bigger and badder than we ever can."

Do you mean the mini Black Holes with lifetimes of microseconds?


Freehold DM wrote:
VE, PM.

Got it. Thanks FHDM.


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There has to be an entire comedy routine about the differences between redneck and hillbilly children.


Well, this doesn't quite count as a full "summer", but yesterday was about 79° F, and today it's up to 83° F with a TON of smoke.

For us Bay Area pansies, that's some miserably hot weather...


John Napier 698 wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Ah, Mother Nature! Always proving the nay-sayers clueless.

I don't know how many of you paid any attention to the protests of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), with claims that the energy was too high, and we'd tear holes in the fabric of the universe and/or create mini black holes that destroyed the planet.

And the proper response is, "Mother Nature already does it bigger and badder than we ever can."

Do you mean the mini Black Holes with lifetimes of microseconds?

Things like that. Just people who either read too much science fiction or read too many disreputable web sites, who were utterly convinced that LHC would be creating energies "seen nowhere else in the universe", hence might cause unforeseen, world-ending consequences.

And the moment someone says, "You're going to do something 'seen nowhere else in the universe'", you kind of pity them for not realizing just how amazing the universe is.


I do feel sorry for them. They listen to luddite alarmists and get caught up into "Cosmic Disaster Porn," where people obsess over the myriad ways the the world can end.


For instance, right now I'm watching a video on Youtube about Cosmic Ray Bursters, and about how those CRBs output millions of times more energy than their host Galaxy in just seconds. Sad, really sad.


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NobodysHome wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Ah, Mother Nature! Always proving the nay-sayers clueless.

I don't know how many of you paid any attention to the protests of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), with claims that the energy was too high, and we'd tear holes in the fabric of the universe and/or create mini black holes that destroyed the planet.

And the proper response is, "Mother Nature already does it bigger and badder than we ever can."

Do you mean the mini Black Holes with lifetimes of microseconds?

Things like that. Just people who either read too much science fiction or read too many disreputable web sites, who were utterly convinced that LHC would be creating energies "seen nowhere else in the universe", hence might cause unforeseen, world-ending consequences.

And the moment someone says, "You're going to do something 'seen nowhere else in the universe'", you kind of pity them for not realizing just how amazing the universe is.

I'm still not 100% sure what's going on with the LHC, but I doubt you would strip naked and leap into the LHC when it is on either.


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Bendy Red Sonja arrived today.


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F%%# cosmic who's it's what's its!!

Jellystone Park could f!*$ing blow at any time!!

Pic-a-nic baskets will be the only currency!!!

That, and bullets.


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Ah, Mother Nature! Always proving the nay-sayers clueless.

I don't know how many of you paid any attention to the protests of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), with claims that the energy was too high, and we'd tear holes in the fabric of the universe and/or create mini black holes that destroyed the planet.

And the proper response is, "Mother Nature already does it bigger and badder than we ever can."

Do you mean the mini Black Holes with lifetimes of microseconds?

Things like that. Just people who either read too much science fiction or read too many disreputable web sites, who were utterly convinced that LHC would be creating energies "seen nowhere else in the universe", hence might cause unforeseen, world-ending consequences.

And the moment someone says, "You're going to do something 'seen nowhere else in the universe'", you kind of pity them for not realizing just how amazing the universe is.

I'm still not 100% sure what's going on with the LHC, but I doubt you would strip naked and leap into the LHC when it is on either.

No, I wouldn't. The Collider has a vacuum inside. I'd rather not have my blood boil and my eyes explode, all the while getting an instantaneous dose of lethal radiation.

What the LHC does, however, is slam particles together and study the bits that get knocked off. Which involves the M-word. So don't think too much about it. :)


Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Ah, Mother Nature! Always proving the nay-sayers clueless.

I don't know how many of you paid any attention to the protests of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), with claims that the energy was too high, and we'd tear holes in the fabric of the universe and/or create mini black holes that destroyed the planet.

And the proper response is, "Mother Nature already does it bigger and badder than we ever can."

Do you mean the mini Black Holes with lifetimes of microseconds?

Things like that. Just people who either read too much science fiction or read too many disreputable web sites, who were utterly convinced that LHC would be creating energies "seen nowhere else in the universe", hence might cause unforeseen, world-ending consequences.

And the moment someone says, "You're going to do something 'seen nowhere else in the universe'", you kind of pity them for not realizing just how amazing the universe is.

I'm still not 100% sure what's going on with the LHC, but I doubt you would strip naked and leap into the LHC when it is on either.

You would if you were Arnold Schwartzenegger.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Ah, Mother Nature! Always proving the nay-sayers clueless.

I don't know how many of you paid any attention to the protests of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), with claims that the energy was too high, and we'd tear holes in the fabric of the universe and/or create mini black holes that destroyed the planet.

And the proper response is, "Mother Nature already does it bigger and badder than we ever can."

Do you mean the mini Black Holes with lifetimes of microseconds?

Things like that. Just people who either read too much science fiction or read too many disreputable web sites, who were utterly convinced that LHC would be creating energies "seen nowhere else in the universe", hence might cause unforeseen, world-ending consequences.

And the moment someone says, "You're going to do something 'seen nowhere else in the universe'", you kind of pity them for not realizing just how amazing the universe is.

I'm still not 100% sure what's going on with the LHC, but I doubt you would strip naked and leap into the LHC when it is on either.
You would if you were Arnold Schwartzenegger.

is there a chopper inside the LHC?


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My Last 2 Days at Work:

  • I was losing 5-10 minutes a week because of a random BSOD, so, if you recall, Global IT wanted me to contact the vendor directly and deal it with myself. My local IT department said, "Nah, bring it on in and we'll fix it for you."
    Well, I did, and they had to run a full hardware diagnostic first, then re-image the machine, so I spent 5 hours on Friday napping in my car because I didn't have a work machine. At least I got paid for it.
  • Over the weekend I told our marvelous, "You only get 10GB" backup tool to restore all my files to their original locations. It said, "No problem" and started in. I left it running overnight, only to find...
  • The backup tool hadn't bothered to warn me that the new laptop format doesn't have a D: drive. So it just sat there downloading my files to nowhere overnight. I had to re-download all of them in the morning... and the *only* place it let me put them was in my Downloads folder.
    So all of my work is in my Downloads folder. Whee?
  • Undaunted, I started in at work. Practice #1. Failed to work on the QA machine we're using as a temporary stopgap until we get our machines. Practice #2. Failed to work on the QA machine. Practice #3. Failed to work on the QA machine. Practice #4. Failed to work on the QA machine
  • Oh, in the middle of that our file server crashed for an hour, just because
  • So, with all of my remaining practices failing, I'm moving on to addressing review comments on some of my presentations. What could possibly go wrong?

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    NobodysHome wrote:

    My Last 2 Days at Work:

  • I was losing 5-10 minutes a week because of a random BSOD, so, if you recall, Global IT wanted me to contact the vendor directly and deal it with myself. My local IT department said, "Nah, bring it on in and we'll fix it for you."
    Well, I did, and they had to run a full hardware diagnostic first, then re-image the machine, so I spent 5 hours on Friday napping in my car because I didn't have a work machine. At least I got paid for it.
  • Over the weekend I told our marvelous, "You only get 10GB" backup tool to restore all my files to their original locations. It said, "No problem" and started in. I left it running overnight, only to find...
  • The backup tool hadn't bothered to warn me that the new laptop format doesn't have a D: drive. So it just sat there downloading my files to nowhere overnight. I had to re-download all of them in the morning... and the *only* place it let me put them was in my Downloads folder.
    So all of my work is in my Downloads folder. Whee?
  • Undaunted, I started in at work. Practice #1. Failed to work on the QA machine we're using as a temporary stopgap until we get our machines. Practice #2. Failed to work on the QA machine. Practice #3. Failed to work on the QA machine. Practice #4. Failed to work on the QA machine
  • Oh, in the middle of that our file server crashed for an hour, just because
  • So, with all of my remaining practices failing, I'm moving on to addressing review comments on some of my presentations. What could possibly go wrong?

  • tosses NHs problem system into the LHC


    My guess would be ... everything.


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    Limeylongears wrote:
    Bendy Red Sonja arrived today.

    That sounds naughty.

    <.<
    >.>

    I might have a thing for redheads...


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    NobodysHome wrote:

    My Last 2 Days at Work:

  • I was losing 5-10 minutes a week because of a random BSOD, so, if you recall, Global IT wanted me to contact the vendor directly and deal it with myself. My local IT department said, "Nah, bring it on in and we'll fix it for you."
    Well, I did, and they had to run a full hardware diagnostic first, then re-image the machine, so I spent 5 hours on Friday napping in my car because I didn't have a work machine. At least I got paid for it.
  • Over the weekend I told our marvelous, "You only get 10GB" backup tool to restore all my files to their original locations. It said, "No problem" and started in. I left it running overnight, only to find...
  • The backup tool hadn't bothered to warn me that the new laptop format doesn't have a D: drive. So it just sat there downloading my files to nowhere overnight.
  • Whaaa? How even that?


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    Drejk wrote:
    NobodysHome wrote:

    My Last 2 Days at Work:

  • I was losing 5-10 minutes a week because of a random BSOD, so, if you recall, Global IT wanted me to contact the vendor directly and deal it with myself. My local IT department said, "Nah, bring it on in and we'll fix it for you."
    Well, I did, and they had to run a full hardware diagnostic first, then re-image the machine, so I spent 5 hours on Friday napping in my car because I didn't have a work machine. At least I got paid for it.
  • Over the weekend I told our marvelous, "You only get 10GB" backup tool to restore all my files to their original locations. It said, "No problem" and started in. I left it running overnight, only to find...
  • The backup tool hadn't bothered to warn me that the new laptop format doesn't have a D: drive. So it just sat there downloading my files to nowhere overnight.
  • Whaaa? How even that?

    Yep. It boggles my mind, too.

    I said, "Restore to original location". It started downloading. It said, "Estimated time: 2.5 hours". 2.5 hours later, it said, "Download complete". My files were nowhere to be found.
    I even did a complete hard drive search for them. They weren't there.

    So I just fundamentally do not understand what just happened there.


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    You know, I'd understand if it just gave you an error if it wouldn't be able to download the files to a hard-coded access path. I'd understand if it downloaded them into a random location that it would deem the designated location because of reasons...

    But show it is downloading files only to download it nowhere is a new level of corporate software fail...

    The Exchange

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    No idea on IT stuff but isn't nowhere a place too? =P

    The Exchange

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    Anyway last night's company dinner we ordered too much and had to takeaway, so we have round 2, lunch today. I think it's like well, I'm not going to get any weight lost this week.

    I really need to get packing for my US trip, probably on Wednesday. Must transport underclothing and other casual wear from my aunts place first.

    Also, I've got another set of auditors at work, so I get to deal with them, while doing other assorted stuff.

    The Exchange

    Scintillae wrote:

    "Ms. Scint, I need help with a psychology assignment. What's the difference between positive and negative reinforcement?"

    "Well, positive reinforcement is I do something you like, like letting you play Kahoot! if everyone gets their work done. Negative reinforcement is I stop doing something you don't like, like no puns for the day if everyone gets 100%."
    "...would you do that?"
    "Haha, no."

    I don't mind puns =)


    Mort Fur-real finds Puns to be Purr-fect. She's really feline those Hiss-terical puns.


    Drejk wrote:
    Limeylongears wrote:
    Bendy Red Sonja arrived today.

    That sounds naughty.

    <.<
    >.>

    I might have a thing for redheads...

    You might not be the only one.


    No Stan lee for sure has a thing for red heads.


    I'm not Stan Lee.

    Or Stanley, for that matter.


    Although some have said that I'm a tool.

    Get it? Because Stanley is a brand of tools.


    ... yeah... I get it...


    You a Snap-On man?

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