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#327 Jun 20 2017 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I run strips of duct tape on my screen.


Hah! I had a co-worker who would actually do this. Sorta. He handles most of the software upgrades for the systems we support. We also have a web page with a cool graphic that displays all of the bays where the systems are on the lab floor, and dynamically changes the content of each to indicate who's using it, what they're using it for, etc, complete with color changes depending on current status. So he'd just leave the page loaded on a spare computer and whenever he had time to do an install he'd look for systems that were the correct color (indicating they were not currently in use) and log in and do whatever install he needed to do. He'd then stick a small post-it note on the monitor over where that system was to indicate it was completed. That way he could see at a glance if any systems which were not yet upgraded were available to have an upgrade done.

It actually worked pretty well for that purpose, but looked really really funny.
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#328 Jul 08 2017 at 6:20 AM Rating: Good
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I was going to write something on here twice now over the past week, but both times I was interrupted as the page I was writing on decided mid-paragraph to redirect to some ad page as if I had clicked on one. (I didn't?) Also, the login button is broken and the only way I can bypass this is by pretending to create a new thread.

To answer gbaji's question really fast: The comments were on Facebook, not posted directly to the article.
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#329 Jul 17 2017 at 11:57 AM Rating: Good
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Step 1: Find a post on an internet forum from some random anon who is mad about the new Dr. Who
Step 2: Parade it all over news sites and social media.
Step 3: Openly and unabashfully engage in all the same petty, ugly, antisocial behavior as the random anon's you are criticizing, but reverse the gender pronouns.
Step 4: ???
Step 5: Social Justice!
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#330 Jul 17 2017 at 12:32 PM Rating: Good
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I'm disappointed it wasn't Hayley Atwell.
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#331 Jul 17 2017 at 4:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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So is Ms. Atwell. She really needed this job.

Kuwoobie is mad that someone mocked his nerd rage on the internet.
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#332 Jul 17 2017 at 7:58 PM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
So is Ms. Atwell. She really needed this job.

Kuwoobie is mad that someone mocked his nerd rage on the internet.


It had nothing to do with me actually. I've never seen Dr. Who and don't care to. I'm just idiot watching.

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I'm disappointed it wasn't Hayley Atwell.


It's because you hate women.



Edited, Jul 18th 2017 2:09am by Kuwoobie
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#333 Jul 18 2017 at 10:08 AM Rating: Good
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Kuwoobie wrote:
It's because you hate women.
Well, yeah, with how their hair gets everywhere and their fangs and claws and always leaving dead birds in front of my house.

Edited, Jul 18th 2017 12:10pm by lolgaxe
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#334 Jul 19 2017 at 3:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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lolgaxe wrote:
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It's because you hate women.
Well, yeah, with how their hair gets everywhere and their fangs and claws and always leaving dead birds in front of my house.
It's a Jersey thing, right?
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Last week, I saw a guy with an eyepatch and a gold monocle and pointed him out to Flea as one of the most awesome things I've seen, ever. If I had an eyepatch and a gold monocle, I'd always dress up as Mr. Peanut but with a hook hand and a parrot.
#335 Jul 20 2017 at 10:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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That's a mighty fine punchline. Brava.
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#336 Jul 29 2017 at 2:21 AM Rating: Good
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3am thoughts.

When you die, you become completely unaware of the passage of time, because you're dead. In that sense, you get instantly fast-forwarded to the end of all time, but you're not aware of that either, because you're dead. Then once the universe is done expanding and collapses in on itself. The big bang happens all over again, and everything happens exactly as it did before, right down to the finest detail.

So some trillions(?) of years from now, we get to be reborn, completely unaware of our lives in the previous cycle-- and we relive our lives all over again-- make all the same mistakes, suffer all the same misery with all the same people in all the same places. The only clue we have are faint memories we have somehow that some small part of us is able to recall-- allowing for things to change just ever so slightly. That is "de ja vu."

A few weeks ago, I got to dissect a fetal pig. It was completely optional and ungraded. It was not really what I was expecting. It was a baby pig-- about a foot long. It had little hooves and a cute little snout. Its body was covered in fine hairs. I was expecting a fetus, but this pig looks like it had been born and lived for several weeks or months before it was killed. There was a large tear in its neck that made me wonder if it had been killed for no reason other than for me to cut it into pieces, which I did. Using the scalpel I was provided with, I began by turning over on its back and cutting its abdomen down the center. It didn't feel so bad like I thought it would. The worst part was cracking open its little ribs. I pulled out all of its tiny organs one by one, laying them on the tray and identifying them. After that, I cut the skin on its face down the center and through its thick snout. It felt strange how it didn't seem to mind at all. It was completely at peace with the whole ordeal. Its little eyes were covered by thick eyelids. I could not see its eyes until I removed the skin from its head. It was at that point that it kind of stopped feeling like cutting up a piece of meat. Seeing its face without skin, with its cold dead eyes, and the skin from its face folded over and just hanging there. It felt like I had done something horrible.

I think I've been feeling differently about things since then. The pig just laid there the entire time. Not moving. Not reacting at all. I wasn't expecting it to, but it felt strange. I feel like nothing can really bother me now. I read a news article the other day about how these twin baby boys drowned together in a swimming pool, and thought about how horrible it all must have been for their family and the authorities involved. I feel like now I would have no problem retrieving their bodies from the pool if I had to be the one to do that. I could clean up the scene of a car accident or something equally terrible. It is not as much of a difference if something is dead or dismembered as I thought it would be. When something isn't alive, it's just matter. It's just clumps of cells made of molecules made of atoms, of which I have learned all of the details.

Lately I have not had any kind of motivation to do anything at all. Any possible choice I make leads directly to a chain of events I just don't want. I don't want this world. I don't want this life. It's like being trapped in a fictional world for some TV show that I hate. I hate all the characters, and all the settings. I wish it would all burn. In fact, if there is anything at all I can say I'd like to see, it is that. Total and absolute destruction of all things from a point of view where I could watch it all happen. If not all things, then something. But there is no one I hate so much that I would want to hurt them. Not really anyway. It's all just grey. Neutral. Nothing matters. Nothing is important. There is no urgency and nothing to look forward to. It's just like the dead pig-- completely unflinching and uncaring because it is no longer a part of this world or its problems. It has already seen the end of all things. For it ,the entire world and all the universe has already ended.

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#337 Aug 12 2017 at 12:44 AM Rating: Good
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When talking to people online lately, I've started to notice something. There are a lot of guys, mostly younger guys, who say they identify as female or gender neutral. I never ask them about personal details about themselves, but it seems to come up a lot. Constantly, even.

I'm not going to pretend I understand what it's like to be the opposite gender trapped in the wrong body or what have you-- but what I keep seeing seems to be something quite different from that. When the topic comes up, whether they are talking to me or I just happen to be in the same space reading their conversation with someone else, there seems to be this reoccurring theme of sorts. It is: They identify as female-- because they did not feel valued as males, particularly on the internet where people are exclusively anonymous. --and when they say this, I really begin to kind of understand what they mean.

I have had many discussions about how people's attitudes change depending on gender they think you are, and I have since become more aware of how people interact with each other, be it in a chat room, a guild/linkshell in an online game, etc. Basically what it boils down to is: If you are a guy, people are generally very dismissive, but if you are perceived to be female, reactions and responses from others tend to be a lot more positive and friendly overall. Saying this really doesn't even begin to describe the difference.

So now a lot of guys are going well beyond simply playing a female avatar in games or other things online. They aren't simply pretending to be female to try and coax gold and favors from people, as many have done in the past, either. They are actually committed to being female. They won't join calls on Skype or Discord because they don't want to be outed by their male voices. They talk about wanting gender reassignment surgery and the like.

Their desire to be female extends well beyond their lives on the internet. The feeling of worthlessness has a lot of roots in the real world as well, where almost no one can find meaningful employment anymore. This is something that hurts men in particular, because of the way we are raised with certain expectations-- that men are supposed to be breadwinners and providers. A man without money is a scrub, or a bum. A loser. --whereas a woman without money can still be desirable and interesting. I think this is what annoys me the most whenever women complain loudly and constantly about frivolous things like Ghostbusters getting bad reviews or their favorite *** anime not being popular and how oppressed they are because of it.

Back on the internet, real life money and social status are not so important, but there are other factors, just not terribly different factors.

There are some who will tell you, in all seriousness, that "there are no girls on the internet." I know for a fact this isn't true, but if you try to argue that with them they will become outright violent with their response. In the minds of most people, the internet is just a collective sea of homogeneous, nameless, faceless stick figures. On the internet, it is typically perceived that everyone is equally worthless unless until proven otherwise. So now you have all these people trying to be YouTubers, trying to be streamers. Most fail horribly.

I don't really know what my point in all this was. I guess I can say that I understand because I also feel profoundly worthless. Different people have different ways to adapt. I run Minecraft servers, and people want to talk to me because I'm the owner, just mostly a bunch of kids. I join guilds on WoW and get promoted quickly because I have a lot of charisma and leadership skill to offer that are recognized fairly quickly every time. Of course, all of this is online. In the real world I'm a pennyless stay at home husband who never leaves his apartment.

I'm out of school for 4 weeks before my core classes/practicals begin. I had forgotten how hard it is to not have anywhere to go. I still feel ignored and unwanted by my wife and kids. I still think about the world and how it and everyone in it is perfectly content not knowing I exist-- especially the ones who knew I existed but forgot so they could merrily go about their lives without worrying about it.

It sounds selfish when I write it out like this. Why should anyone care? The notion itself is silly. Why do I feel like I need someone to care about me so badly? I don't understand this. All I know is every minute I sit in this place alone is like torture, and I hate saying that because of how people overuse the word "torture" without really meaning it. When I say it, really ******* mean it. It is despair on a level I don't really think anyone can comprehend. It feels like sickness. It overwhelms my entire body. The worst part is not being able to find any kind of relief. It's like when you're playing chess and all the pieces have been removed from the board but the two kings on either side who can now do nothing but shuffle back and forth away from each other.

So my options are to wait and see if anything changes, or quit. I lay in bed and think about hanging myself with wires around the house, and how easy it would be. I did a test run the other day, and was surprised how quickly I started to black out, panicked and removed the cord from around my neck. Apparently I don't really want to die yet. I keep thinking of October, where I plan to send a birthday card to my dear friend who I haven't been in contact with since last October-- the one I'm not supposed to talk to because of our age difference, of course. The one person I want to talk to is someone I am vilified for even thinking about. My entire will to live is riding on how or IF she responds to my hand-written letter and card. I feel like she is the only one who could offer any sort of relief for how I feel. --and not just relief. I would be so happy just to hear her voice again.

At this point, I feel like I don't really care what happens anymore. I feel like I'm not able to be afraid of anything. It's like everything is ****. I can't enjoy the things I used to enjoy, even those things are like angry impostors.
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#338 Aug 12 2017 at 7:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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I was going to write something on here twice now over the past week, but both times I was interrupted as the page I was writing on decided mid-paragraph to redirect to some ad page as if I had clicked on one. (I didn't?) Also, the login button is broken and the only way I can bypass this is by pretending to create a new thread.

To answer gbaji's question really fast: The comments were on Facebook, not posted directly to the article.

Oh sweet, I had switched browsers, which is annoying. I'll have to try this trick.
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#339 Aug 12 2017 at 7:12 AM Rating: Excellent
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I was going to write something on here twice now over the past week, but both times I was interrupted as the page I was writing on decided mid-paragraph to redirect to some ad page as if I had clicked on one. (I didn't?) Also, the login button is broken and the only way I can bypass this is by pretending to create a new thread.

To answer gbaji's question really fast: The comments were on Facebook, not posted directly to the article.

Oh sweet, I had switched browsers, which is annoying. I'll have to try this trick.
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#340 Aug 12 2017 at 8:58 AM Rating: Good
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Another trick: If I have to write something really long, I use another forum, then copy and paste it all here so the ads aren't constantly stopping me mid-sentence.
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#341 Aug 15 2017 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Why use another forum? Just open up notepad (or whatever equivalent is on the system you're on).
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#344 Aug 16 2017 at 9:36 AM Rating: Good
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Even being concise your posts take up more room than necessary.
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#345 Aug 16 2017 at 4:17 PM Rating: Good
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This time, it wasn't my fault! Smiley: mad
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#346 Aug 24 2017 at 3:58 AM Rating: Good
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I can't stand Reddit. --the format I mean. It's almost like 4chan, but even more ridiculous. There are no dates or times on posts people make anywhere but on the OP. I could be completely wrong though, because the forums are not consistent at all. One "sub Reddit" might be completely different from the next. If the subject, for instance, is an image someone posted, you can't even ******* see it unless you fish around for the link and unhide it. I see replies and links to completely unrelated threads before finding any relevant replies to the OP. There are no avatars and everyone has the same ****** default color name.

Seeing this, I wonder how hard it would be for someone *wink wink nudge nudge* SOMEONE to perhaps make a new forum somewhere that wasn't ****, like Reddit, or falling apart, like Alla. Perhaps there could be a way to ease new posters into the mix as well without being overrun by the typical garden variety toothless **** for brains internet non-personalities.

Or, you know, we could just continue waiting for the ship to sink some more. Whatever. Every time I click the link for OoT or the Asylum and it says 404 not found I think there's probably a 50% chance it won't come back if I keep refreshing the page, but so far it always has. There's a group on Facebook run by Anna I think but hardly anyone posts in it.
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#347 Sep 06 2017 at 10:33 AM Rating: Good
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My school is closing down this week due to "the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history" approaching. People are panicking and taking it a lot more seriously because of what happened in Texas.

Also, I hope this isn't a hoax:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sword-found-in-excalibur-lake_us_59ae946ee4b0b5e53100b997?utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&utm_source=lifestyle_fb&utm_medium=facebook&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000032

I mean, it probably is, but even if by some chance they really did find it like that as is would be really cool.
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#348 Sep 06 2017 at 11:32 AM Rating: Good
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Stay safe. Because, you know, Texas sure as hell won't help you.
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#349 Sep 19 2017 at 10:50 PM Rating: Good
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Finally done with gen eds. Learning things like CPR and how to stick people with needles and **** now. I wasn't really expecting to give people enemas as a radiology tech but I guess it makes sense seeing how that's the way in for contrast half the time. In three months I start working at a hospital 40 hours a week for free as part of a sort of internship.

Honestly I'm terrified at the idea of having all this responsibility, but I feel like if all these other clowns can do it, I can.
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#350 Sep 20 2017 at 9:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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I wasn't really expecting to give people enemas as a radiology tech but I guess it makes sense seeing how that's the way in for contrast half the time.
Also now at parties you can help people butt-chug. Smiley: thumbsup
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#351 Sep 23 2017 at 9:31 PM Rating: Good
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[youtube=https://youtu.be/edphycLR9YE]

My stupid nasally dorky-*** voice full of autism.
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